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  • sorokonozhkasorokonozhka Posts: 20 Member
    Now that the trailer and the blog dropped I am SO SOSOSOSOSO excited, it is everything I wanted. They even hired a consultant like I wished for!
  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,381 Member
    I'm really happy about the Native American content, I've wanted that in the game for a while now. I hope there are a fair amount of new hairs, too. That single braid looks like a rehash of one of the base game ones, so I'm hoping there's more variety.

    Some of the clothes are pretty cool, I look forward to more denim styles and plaid, tomboy shirts. Also, it's always good to get a new dance, even it's not quite my style. I wish we'd get some more exotic dance styles like Egyptian or Turkish bellydance, one day.

    But the horses look wonderful and I'm really psyched for the draft horses and various manes and tails. LOVE the skeletal design (of course) and I even like the Barbie pink-looking horse, lol. Looks like it will use the same color wheel and styles for the horses so that's exciting, I had so much fun designing Cats and Dogs when they came out. I think I'll want my first horse owner to catch a wild steed. Can Sims ride bareback? I hope so!

    And...goats! Tiny goats! Tiny, fainting goats! :D<3
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  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 7,080 Member
    I’m hoping that Horses can be fed the Rainbow Treat like the Llama can & to be able to dress the Horse like a Unicorn.😘😉
  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 4,975 Member
    I'm so happy the tail moves. 🥰
    Nothing is more beautiful than horse hair. Seriously some of them have the most beautiful hair!
    And it makes them look majestic when running.
    Zombies, oh please oh please give us zombies!! :'(
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 35,389 Member
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    Saddle Up With the Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack

    Invite your neigh-bor Ranchers over as we welcome Horses

    There is no better feeling than coming home to your very own stretch of land inspired by the great American West. Players can explore the rustic locale and curate their ideal ranch life – whether that be a barn full of animal friends or a relaxing cabin on the prairie, each moment is sure to feel authentic and meaningful.

    In The Sims™ 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack, players will have the opportunity to raise, train and form special bonds with majestic Horses, and fall in love with adorable Mini Goats and Mini Sheep. You can saddle up and meander into town to learn all about country living from the locals.

    Now, mosey on over to your rocking chair and get ready for a story that’s about to be the talk of the ranch!

    LIFE ON A WORKING RANCH

    Suly Suly, partner. Welcome to Chestnut Ridge, a rustic world inspired by the wide open skies of the iconic American West. This picturesque world is perfect for waking up in the morning to look out at the big open countryside from the ranch of your dreams, whether that be a traditional cabin or a modern farmhouse.

    Get the whole family involved! And by the whole family, we mean Horses, too! Sims will now welcome Horses into their families and care for every aspect of their lives. Each animal will provide a unique contribution to the ranch (even if it’s just to be adorable).

    Sims will work hard and play harder, experiencing all aspects of a working ranch. Sims can experience mucking a Horse Bed, lending a hand on the ranch and more. From keeping all of your animals happy and clean to harvesting Prairie Grass for the Animal Feeder, Sims can delight in knowing that all of their hard work is worth it. When the work builds up, Sims can hire a Ranch Hand to help!

    For your Sims that like to DIY, they can craft their own Nectar by stomping a variety of fruit… or potatoes… or even trash! The bottled Nectar can be consumed in multiple servings and it will have different effects. Sims can age it in Nectar Racks for more Simoleons.


    BOND WITH ANIMALS

    Sims can fill their ranch with animal friends to carve out a life together. Their Horses – including adorable Foals – are part of a Sim’s household and have lots of special interactions with both Sims and other Horses. Sims can shear the Mini Sheep and milk the Mini Goats for Simoleons, eventually inviting locals to come and see how adorable they are!

    JOIN A THRIVING COMMUNITY

    While living on a ranch has its moments of peace and solitude, Sims can saddle up and ride their Horse into town to check out the lively social scene. Your Sims can meet friends at the bar, blow off steam at the dance hall, or train at the equestrian park. Sims can even host or attend a Ranch Gathering with a cookout and dancing, or a Ranch Animal Day, where they can interact with the animals.

    CREATE, BREED AND RAISE HORSES

    We’ve heard and seen all of your requests for Horses, and we are elated to announce that players can now customize hoofed friends in Create a Sim, or get new Horses by rescuing, breeding or purchasing them. You can choose from real-world breeds, change the horse's head shape, mane, tail, feathers, body mass, coat length and more!

    The very best part - Foals can be born on your ranch! That’s right, players can have their Horses nuzzle under the stars to make the perfect little Foal, a combination of both of its parents...and they may even unlock a unique Trait. The joy of breeding and raising Foals on your Sim’s ranch is one you won’t want to miss. Each Horse has its own personality, and the Foal will learn both from the family and trainer!

    Sims can explore by trotting their way down a long and winding trail or by going downtown to New Appaloosa, ride around Riders' Glen, the Ranches’ Neighborhood. Be sure to check out Galloping Gulch, the National Park Neighborhood, which features plenty of scenic trails through the large rock formations as well as campfire spots and picnic areas. Your Sim may come across Dreadhorse Caverns where the adventurous can enter and try their luck at exploring!

    Horses have four Skills: Temperament, Agility, Jumping, and Endurance. Horses develop Jumping Skill by practicing on Horse Jumps. They develop Agility by practicing on Horse Barrels. All of these skills apply to the competitions that take place at the Equestrian Center. Winning competitions results in Simoleons, rewards such as plaques for your walls and metal signs you can display on your big Ranch Sign. They culminate in the Ultimate Horse Championship!

    SACRED HEALING CIRCLE

    “Indigenous people have always had a deep, spiritual relationship with horses,” says Stacey Parshall Jensen, The Sims’ friend and sensitivity reader who collaborated on The Sims 4 Horse Ranch. “They're a symbol of power. They provide healing and represent freedom and bravery to our Indigenous culture.”

    Together with The Sims team, Stacey worked to co-create food, home items, and clothing that are represented in Horse Ranch, reflecting elements of Native American culture. To celebrate the launch of this pack, The Sims team is making a donation to Sacred Healing Circle, a 100% Indigenous founded and led organization working to support Indigenous communities through preserving traditional methodologies and practices, including the Native American Horse Preservation and Research Program. This program helps to preserve the Native American Horse, as well as protects the traditional and historical knowledge surrounding the horse and Indigenous People in the Americas.

    Preorder The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack now to start playing immediately when it launches on July 20, 2023 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via EA app for Windows, Origin™, Steam® and Epic Games Store. The Sims 4 has officially launched on the Epic Games Store as well, another download destination for this Expansion Pack.

    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/the-sims-4-horse-ranch-guided-tour
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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 35,389 Member
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  • Cabelle1863Cabelle1863 Posts: 2,251 Member
    There are quite a few features I'm really looking forward to. :smiley: The style of the world looks really pretty. The miniature goats & sheep are so cute! I'm hoping we'll be able to have the animals outside of Chestnut Ridge because some of those 64x64 residential lots in the other worlds would be perfect for a farm. I also want to redo Thebe Estate as a home with a large vineyard & nectary. My fingers crossed that they'll give us other grape varieties like they did for Sims 3. I had so much fun making all kinds of nectar in Sims 3 and am excited to do it again.
  • Monet11Monet11 Posts: 1,413 Member

    The world looks prettier than I imagined. Very reminiscent of Monument Valley. I like it. And the little goats are so cute! Someone needs to start making pajamas right now.
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 2,933 Member
    I wasn’t one who was desperate for horses, but this pack seems awesome! Hopefully children can ride the horses as I always found it slightly annoying that they couldn’t in Sims 3.
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 11,692 Member
    I needed a new profile picture to show my excitement, so with that you guys are getting a new outfit soon too :D
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    So many new animations with this expansion, I noticed the hat tip greeting, line dancing, nectar making, goats attacking shins and so much more, this is going to be a super super aweSim pack <3
  • HaflingerHaflinger Posts: 973 Member
    mcrudd wrote: »
    I noticed the hat tip greeting, line dancing, nectar making, goats attacking shins and so much more, this is going to be a super super aweSim pack <3

    I can’t be the only one who’s immediate thought at the guy with the mustache tipping his hat at about the :24 second mark was that he looked a whole lot like Sam Elliot, right?
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 35,389 Member
    @Haflinger I immediately thought of Sam Elliott. 😄
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  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 11,692 Member
    Haflinger wrote: »
    I can’t be the only one who’s immediate thought at the guy with the mustache tipping his hat at about the :24 second mark was that he looked a whole lot like Sam Elliot, right?
    @Haflinger I immediately thought of Sam Elliott. 😄

    Agreed ;)

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  • AncientMuseAncientMuse Posts: 1,053 Member
    Haflinger wrote: »
    mcrudd wrote: »
    I noticed the hat tip greeting, line dancing, nectar making, goats attacking shins and so much more, this is going to be a super super aweSim pack <3

    I can’t be the only one who’s immediate thought at the guy with the mustache tipping his hat at about the :24 second mark was that he looked a whole lot like Sam Elliot, right?

    You are most definitely not the only one... My first thought was: "OMG! I'm all over that sexy Sam Elliot mustache!" :D
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  • Hearts4uHearts4u Posts: 1,775 Member
    edited June 2023
    Typically I explore a new world by taking my dog on a walk. It will be nice to explore this world on a horse.

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  • BluegayleBluegayle Posts: 4,150 Member
    Haflinger wrote: »
    mcrudd wrote: »
    I noticed the hat tip greeting, line dancing, nectar making, goats attacking shins and so much more, this is going to be a super super aweSim pack <3

    I can’t be the only one who’s immediate thought at the guy with the mustache tipping his hat at about the :24 second mark was that he looked a whole lot like Sam Elliot, right?

    You are most definitely not the only one... My first thought was: "OMG! I'm all over that sexy Sam Elliot mustache!" :D

    Obviously great minds think alike :D<3

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  • UniqueKhaosUniqueKhaos Posts: 470 Member
    I’m just here for the baby goats and sheep (I know they’re “miniature” but I’m calling them babies and nobody can stop me 🙃). My sims will definitely be doing goat yoga in Oasis Springs.
  • GrumpyGlowfishGrumpyGlowfish Posts: 2,190 Member
    edited June 2023
    Your Sim may come across Dreadhorse Caverns where the adventurous can enter and try their luck at exploring!

    So... this is where we'll come across unicorns, right? RIGHT?? Somebody please say yes, because the lack of unicorns is currently the only thing stopping me from preordering. (Or at least buying very, very early.)
  • kiwi84kiwi84 Posts: 1,087 Member
    I'm really looking forward to the horse ranch expansion pack :) I've been wishing for horses since pets expansion came out and I loved them in sims 3. I often use the sims to play out my dream life, and horses are a big part of that.
  • AzukiMochiAzukiMochi Posts: 118 Member
    edited June 2023
    I did complain a lot about it's point for existing in the negative section, but I do have some positives to say.

    Two of the biggest selling points for me. The animals are freaking adorable, and OLD WEST!! I love an old western setting!

    I also have a thing for deserts. Having been to the desert in the past (only once in my life, so I was maybe a bit more excited than I should have been xD) I seem to have a love for them (though I seemed to love them even before that time). This world is no exception. I think it looks very beautiful, personally. This also seems like something I could get into, role playing wise.

    My opinion about it's necessity hasn't changed, but like I mentioned in the negative section, I would likely have quite a few positive things to say about the quality, and I was right; and (whether fortunately or otherwise) this is the type of pack I'd love to buy. I just wish it wasn't mainly horses, or other animals that should have been in Cottage Living. I also wish there wasn't out-of-place nectar making included. Just save that for a stuff pack, and make this one a game pack. Heh.

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  • RandomTokenCodeRandomTokenCode Posts: 175 Member
    edited June 2023
    Your Sim may come across Dreadhorse Caverns where the adventurous can enter and try their luck at exploring!

    So... this is where we'll come across unicorns, right? RIGHT?? Somebody please say yes, because the lack of unicorns is currently the only thing stopping me from preordering. (Or at least buying very, very early.)

    I think it is the right place to rescue horses in the game store description.
    Raise Horses — Horses are part of the family. Customize hoofed friends in Create a Sim, or get new horses by rescuing or purchasing them. Foals can also be born on your ranch. Sims can learn the Riding skill, and horses can train in the Agility and Jumping skills. Skilled horses and riders can even win awards at the equestrian center.
  • GrumpyGlowfishGrumpyGlowfish Posts: 2,190 Member
    But unicorns also need to be rescued! What if someone tries to steal their horn?
  • deedles64deedles64 Posts: 148 Member
    Hearts4u wrote: »
    @Haflinger ...Reading your post is teaching me a lot about horses and running a ranch; so, please keep the tidbits of information coming.

    @CAPTAIN_NXR7 ... Although I never noticed the ceilings, hoping the painted ceilings are true since I know this is something you've lowkey wanted for awhile now. :) The ceilings in the trailer do enhance those builds.

    It's nice when they add things to the game that Simmers have desired.

    Trailer: I was blown away by how nice the trailer was. The area looks to be open like the way Cottage Living is. Being able to ride the horse across that beautiful scenery is something I'm looking forward to experiencing. Plus, the animals look like they have personality--the little mini goat ramming the Sim's leg in the trailer was cute and funny. :D

    I had a pygmy goat once and he was full of "personality" and attitude! More so than my larger goats. I loved having them but I live in town now.
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