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Rene Rejects Support Group

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  • LexstraLexstra Posts: 18 Member
    I just want a sims 2 remaster
    I want the old passionate team back.. at this rate paralives will take over.
  • SimsILikeSimsSimsILikeSims Posts: 1,571 Member
    edited November 21
    I agree. The game being playable on mobile out of the starting block? Eeek. That is
    concerning.

    I totally agree. The fact that mobile devices have a sheer lack of processing speed and less overall system memory and storage means that they would have to either cut down on valuable content to make it run on these devices, or allow access from mobile to the multiplayer aspect only, that runs on their servers.

    This seriously worries me, because I do NOT want Sims 5 to be 100% multiplayer online. I want it playable both offline and online, I don't want planned obsolescence, and I want the single player features to be well developed and the multiplayer to be an afterthought. As I have mentioned before, multiplayer would only be desirable to me IF and only if, there were at least 5 or 6 EPs released on single player before the multiplayer feature is offered, and the multiplayer feature is OPTIONAL to players, so that the game can be played solo or with friends. I also want to be able to turn off notifications of any kind from the game. (Like I do on almost every one of my mobile games.) If Project Rene/Sims 5/Sims 2025 are 100% online, with no offline and solo features, I'll play Paralives instead, despite inferior graphics rather than something like Sims Online. Sims online is the one Sims game that I have never played. Though from descriptions and videos, I wouldn't mind some of the Sims Online objects coming back.

    I don't play games for a living, and I'm too old to make a living as a game streamer, so I don't want games to constantly whine at me to be played. Nor do I want games constantly pestering me for more money. (See also pesterware.) At least with old fashioned pesterware from the 90s, once you paid for the game instead of continuing to play the demo, the pestering went away. (Except for the infamous Bonzi Buddy.) These days, games promote their premium features, including features that are TIME LIMITED, like for only one week. These get offloaded if they start pestering more than 4 times daily for a week, or include begging for money in their notifications. There are a few mobile apps that I have spent money on for PERMANENT premium content, and that is only because I have played them over a year, not been offended by excessive ads or crippled features if you don't watch ads, and there is enough content to keep my interest. Those are the ones I actually spend money on. But once they start getting infected with excessive ads, I won't spend any more money on them. And I never pay any money for limited time content.

    I don't want adware either. Want to do anything in the game, watch an ad. Don't even start an ad on purpose, game starts one for you (ie between puzzles, or locations or whatever). This is adware, and I always offload it from my mobile devices. Or, when I am doing something else, I will start an ad, do whatever else, start next ad, do whatever else, repeat until ads go away for 4 hours plus. Ads are about as appealing on mobile as TV commercials are on cable. They're a great opportunity to use the restroom, put away dishes, take out the trash, etc., or make snarky or sarcastic comments on, to whoever you are watching TV with. (20th time of viewing same commercial with friend: "Oh, I've NEVER seen THAT one before...." Or the vote on how smackable the characters in the ad are. ) On mobile, they can try to make you interact with the ad, which is even worse. Those ads, however, are great for accumulating benefits while, say, watching Youtube or a webinar. Or, simply install the game advertised if it looks interesting, and play that game INSTEAD of the game I was playing. Intrusive advertising is NOT cool, but tends to be an intrinsic feature of multiplayer.

    I have been playing The Sims since 2001, when Livin Large came out. My avatar deliberately looks like Chris Roomies from TS1.
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 6,673 Member
    edited November 21
    @SimsILikeSims

    agreed. I don't really play mobile games because I find them entirely unhealthy past time with their time limited offers, limited time events, pay to win/ to do anything mildly interesting, notifications and urging to play 24/7 and the 3 minutes for energy /ads stuff that totally spoils your mood anyway

    not to talk of the graphics n such limitations yeah

    oh and probably the fact that i have too potato of a phone to run anything

    and even just if you have any games on phone the freaking endless charging cycle

    theres other things i should be keeping my phone charged for (especially as they put everything in the plum phone these days)
  • Sara1010PSara1010P Posts: 779 Member
    I haven't seen enough to worry me one way or the other about gameplay or build/buy stuff, what worries me is the multiplayer aspect. I play with mods, always have, every Sims game to date. I worry what having a multiplayer mode will mean for us being able to use mods. I also worry about the possibility of always having to be online, which would mean if we got an update we would have no choice but to download the patch, whether we wanted to or wanted to wait. These two things would be deal breakers for me from the get go, even before seeing gameplay or build/buy features.
  • Horrorgirl6Horrorgirl6 Posts: 2,632 Member
    I agree. The game being playable on mobile out of the starting block? Eeek. That is
    concerning.

    I totally agree. The fact that mobile devices have a sheer lack of processing speed and less overall system memory and storage means that they would have to either cut down on valuable content to make it run on these devices, or allow access from mobile to the multiplayer aspect only, that runs on their servers.

    This seriously worries me, because I do NOT want Sims 5 to be 100% multiplayer online. I want it playable both offline and online, I don't want planned obsolescence, and I want the single player features to be well developed and the multiplayer to be an afterthought. As I have mentioned before, multiplayer would only be desirable to me IF and only if, there were at least 5 or 6 EPs released on single player before the multiplayer feature is offered, and the multiplayer feature is OPTIONAL to players, so that the game can be played solo or with friends. I also want to be able to turn off notifications of any kind from the game. (Like I do on almost every one of my mobile games.) If Project Rene/Sims 5/Sims 2025 are 100% online, with no offline and solo features, I'll play Paralives instead, despite inferior graphics rather than something like Sims Online. Sims online is the one Sims game that I have never played. Though from descriptions and videos, I wouldn't mind some of the Sims Online objects coming back.

    I don't play games for a living, and I'm too old to make a living as a game streamer, so I don't want games to constantly whine at me to be played. Nor do I want games constantly pestering me for more money. (See also pesterware.) At least with old fashioned pesterware from the 90s, once you paid for the game instead of continuing to play the demo, the pestering went away. (Except for the infamous Bonzi Buddy.) These days, games promote their premium features, including features that are TIME LIMITED, like for only one week. These get offloaded if they start pestering more than 4 times daily for a week, or include begging for money in their notifications. There are a few mobile apps that I have spent money on for PERMANENT premium content, and that is only because I have played them over a year, not been offended by excessive ads or crippled features if you don't watch ads, and there is enough content to keep my interest. Those are the ones I actually spend money on. But once they start getting infected with excessive ads, I won't spend any more money on them. And I never pay any money for limited time content.

    I don't want adware either. Want to do anything in the game, watch an ad. Don't even start an ad on purpose, game starts one for you (ie between puzzles, or locations or whatever). This is adware, and I always offload it from my mobile devices. Or, when I am doing something else, I will start an ad, do whatever else, start next ad, do whatever else, repeat until ads go away for 4 hours plus. Ads are about as appealing on mobile as TV commercials are on cable. They're a great opportunity to use the restroom, put away dishes, take out the trash, etc., or make snarky or sarcastic comments on, to whoever you are watching TV with. (20th time of viewing same commercial with friend: "Oh, I've NEVER seen THAT one before...." Or the vote on how smackable the characters in the ad are. ) On mobile, they can try to make you interact with the ad, which is even worse. Those ads, however, are great for accumulating benefits while, say, watching Youtube or a webinar. Or, simply install the game advertised if it looks interesting, and play that game INSTEAD of the game I was playing. Intrusive advertising is NOT cool, but tends to be an intrinsic feature of multiplayer.

    They said multiplayer is optional .
  • Pipersfun2Pipersfun2 Posts: 704 Member
    sadly from what everything I have seen/read. Looks like sims4 will be the last sims game for me. hello Paralives
    while we are playing them,WHO IS PLAYING US?
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