The pre made Sims in the base game like Dina or Bella should have lore in the game like anyone in the game. Like in base game there should be story progression when you play as the household. I loved how Maxis put the story and lore on the Sims 2, especially lore in the Sims 3. It would be nice if they remade all the characters overhaul Including family tree. Like it would be very cool if EA and maxis do the lore and story progression so people would put theories in the game since the Sims 4 sounds a bit stale lately. Would be nice if they did it sometime but it's my idea.
They can just say ‘this is Anna, she is Latina and she is gay’ and everyone on twitter praises them for it and gives them 10/10 story. It’s easier for them and noone dares criticise it so why bother putting more effort? I think even their job description for creatives puts more of an emphasis on identity politics than actually having writing talent. Personally I’d prefer less pronouns and more alien abductions. I think they’ve forgotten these are essentially fictional cartoon characters and that they should be fun.
They do still create some good townies though. Their stories are rubbish but they have some cool and interesting looking sims. Get Together and City Living especially have some very good ones, and there’s usually one or two in each pack that are nice to have walking around. You can just kinda imagine better lore for them yourself.
I mean, sure, add a bit of fluff relating to the Goths or the Flapjacks, but give the players the tools to make their own stories with just as much depth.
I feel like at this point it would just interfere with my own interpretations of the households especially when its premades from sims 1-2 that you've played ages already
don't mind with new households though like sims they add with new upcoming packs or such sure could have some more interesting stories
they seem stuck on creating young adult entrepreneurs and painters apparently
would love to see more households with less than conventional stories too
like take me to strangetown vibes
I also totally ignore the correctness of genders and GLBT+[add the rest of alphabet here]. I never felt any desire to have my game reflect my real life or my real surroundings. I couldn't care less if I can't recreate the correct spot of my biggest beautyspot, and my sims could not care less either. To me this game is a fantastic sandbox where I decide most things, unfortunately EA has started to direct my game over to something that it was not previously, and I am not a big fan of this. I think the game is not in need of lore or RL aspects, but more options for the simmer to turn on/off certain features to please us all.
That said - in TS5 I hope they will focus a lot more on the new lore. A lore needs to be there from the start. Not being added after we all have created our own.