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Wants & Fears Discussion Thread
All my perfectionist Sims want to do anymore is get focused.
Fears.... The status quo
So my sim tends to get Tense before work because she doesn't want to fail and she wants to get recognized at work for doing a good job so I have a couple of options I can click when she's a work to try and get good feedback. That seems pretty cool to me. If she doesn't do that, then by the time she's home from work the Tense moodlet is gone.
My Sim gets scared when the sun goes down. It's not affecting much, but she's scared. She wants to be confident. So I can psych myself up in a mirror or do whatever project for confidence. Or I can do another activity that lets me ignore the scared feeling.
It seems pretty interesting so far, and having a werewolf character that's scared of the dark is fun to me, but does this stay with the Sim for the life of the character, or do Fears fall off and get replaced? Anyone know yet?
I played briefly before work and one of my chefs got a want to "Eat and learn an experimental meal". It at least acknowledges the existence of a pack even though it was a base game aspiration that spawned that want. I'm not as down on the wants as most are, but the longer I play the more I feel like shutting it off just like I did with whims once the novelty wears off. The wants I've seen my sims get have meshed with their careers and traits, but they haven't added much either.
Under The Tartosan Sun
Schemes and Dreams
Once they achieve a want they can talk about the fear to another sim and that gets rid of the fear. In my experience you don’t get a new fear right away. I’ve only had the one fear four times.
My teenage sim had a fear of not amounting to anything (fear of the future or something, i don't recall) which I actually really liked. She had it at the same time as wanting to be alone (parenthood) so she was a super moody teenager and I can relate to that
I’ve had the same fear 3 times which is fear of a dead end job with a sim who is literally at the max of her career.
And the only wants my male sim gets is to “listen to pop” “listen to metal” “listen to focus”
I’m gonna end up not giving my sims any music preferences now.
I miss whims.
I do think that Wants & Fears in TS4 is a really good feature and welcome addition for sim-driven gameplay players, it's just that there's not enough of them to make it good... YET. I'm fairly positive that with MissyHissy's mods, it's going to be a blast to play with.
I feel bad however for console players who get the short end of the stick now.
That is super wonderful to hear! I knew that a modder would eventually come along and fix it which is exactly what I was hoping for and waiting on before I update so thanks for that update!
No idea if they are used though (and why if they are not.).
Why are all of these wants "Do X"? Those were honestly some of the most boring wants in the Sims 2. It's important to have SOME quick action wants depending on the context of where your Sim is, but ideally, wants should be more involved than these! Wow...
According to SimGuruGeorge, only Basegame and the new EP wants were added because they ran out of time and they could add more with upcoming packs if it makes sense.
*edit* Half finished features + tons of bugs ='s rushed..... I think so anyway
Well, I thought this month I could finally update (Behind patches) but besides the bugs, this is game breaking for me personally.
Not trying to be a drama llama but it has been my play style for years in each sims game, I even have a mod ( Beinchen sp?) that I cannot play without, welp just wanted to join in on the mostly disappointed crowd.
I am not surprised about this quarter-baked feature but still don’t think it is acceptable.