We're not dead yet! Pack for elders

MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
High tea at the old folks home.


New foods!

Babushka's favourite Borscht
Grandma's special chicken soup
Nonna's secret minestrone

Tea cake (doesn't actually contain tea)
Strawberry shortcake
Orange and poppyseed cake

Shortbread
Scones
Fruit tartlets

Finger sandwiches in two flavours: Cucumber and salmon.


A new way to consume food;
High Tea!

With a serving dish for shortbread, scones (with jam and cream), fruit tartletes, finger sandwiches and cupcakes

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And grandma's second best tea set
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New sport activities for up to four players
Croquet
Bocce



Vintage radio station, and new dances to go with it!
The foxtrot

The tango

The Viennese Waltz


Dapper Grandads!
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More realistic options for granny sims
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Vintage outfits for everyone!
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A recliner lift chair, for when the joints are to stiff to lift
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Drive grandma up the wall
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It's time Elder sims got to enjoy their last days!

What other stuff would you like there to be for elders?
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Comments

  • ScobreScobre Posts: 16,860 Member
    edited July 2016
    Elder pack would be really cool. I was thinking it could be like a Target endorsed pack, that way elders could play shuffleboard and Archery. Tags @SimGuruGraham about your pack idea.
    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars." -Dr. Seuss

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  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    Woo! Thanks @Scobre
    I feel that elders don't get enough love, and I don't have any grand-folks to hang out with any more :(
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  • sassy_simmer727sassy_simmer727 Posts: 87 Member
    Yasssssss! Elders are so boring to play because all they can do is work on hobbies. There are no jobs, and your sim life is almost over so there is little point in advancing in your aspirations. More things for elders!!!
    Happy simming to all and to all a good night.
  • HyeionHyeion Posts: 522 Member
    I agree, I would love an Elders Pack. They need and deserve it.
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  • simmer_jaysimmer_jay Posts: 2,167 Member
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 16,860 Member
    edited July 2016
    Movotti wrote: »
    Woo! Thanks @Scobre
    I feel that elders don't get enough love, and I don't have any grand-folks to hang out with any more :(
    Of course. I've always thought that all the life stages are important and elders have been one of my favorite life stages for Sims. A pack about them would be different and bring a cool spin for the life stage.
    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars." -Dr. Seuss

    Everyone is a Simmer.
  • FreezerBunnyCowplantFreezerBunnyCowplant Posts: 3,111 Member
    edited July 2016
    In a free Patch: -Elders get the Uncomfortable +1 moodlet "Back Pain" after they went up the stairs.

    Then the stairway lift would make more sense and it would add realism to the game as when you get older not everything is functioning like before. :)
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  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    In a free Patch: -Elders get the Uncomfortable +1 moodlet "Back Pain" after they went up the stairs.

    Then the stairway lift would make more sense and it would add realism to the game as when you get older not everything is functioning like before. :)

    Good idea!
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  • MasonGamerMasonGamer Posts: 7,962 Member
    I think Elders need a little more Love than that.

    mischief/friendly Interactions like "spiking the tea"
    Spilling the tea/throwing shade - on their kids and grandkids - they all do it.

    real Grandparents. Grandparents who look out for their young. Give life advise, things you wouldn't expect to come out of your Grandparent's mouth. Because they've lived their lives, and seen things. they should be able to "check" from your physical appearance, to your personality and behavior. they should be able to call you out.

    they should get free passes.

    like In real life, my grandmother drinks Wine at 8:00 the morning.
    It's the greatest picture, because I come downstairs, and She's just eating breakfast, and playing sudoku on her iPad.
    and the She offers a glass. At the time I was 17, and I follow the rules, but it all went out the window, not going to say no to Nana.

    Also in the game I think their should be little (inappropriate comments) comments/notifications your an elder/Grandparent the household should give. Kind of like silently judging your actions.

    like Say your sims are getting flirty, up in the bedroom, and an elder/grandparent is around the house.
    and they woohoo'd/messed around, after you get a notification "Is that all you got?" even if the woohoo was satisfactory.
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  • PapayaSkyPapayaSky Posts: 175 Member
    MasonGamer wrote: »
    I think Elders need a little more Love than that.

    mischief/friendly Interactions like "spiking the tea"
    Spilling the tea/throwing shade - on their kids and grandkids - they all do it.

    real Grandparents. Grandparents who look out for their young. Give life advise, things you wouldn't expect to come out of your Grandparent's mouth. Because they've lived their lives, and seen things. they should be able to "check" from your physical appearance, to your personality and behavior. they should be able to call you out.

    they should get free passes.

    like In real life, my grandmother drinks Wine at 8:00 the morning.
    It's the greatest picture, because I come downstairs, and She's just eating breakfast, and playing sudoku on her iPad.
    and the She offers a glass. At the time I was 17, and I follow the rules, but it all went out the window, not going to say no to Nana.

    Also in the game I think their should be little (inappropriate comments) comments/notifications your an elder/Grandparent the household should give. Kind of like silently judging your actions.

    like Say your sims are getting flirty, up in the bedroom, and an elder/grandparent is around the house.
    and they woohoo'd/messed around, after you get a notification "Is that all you got?" even if the woohoo was satisfactory.

    Agreed! Elders/Grandparents deserve more respect and attention than they get in TS4! Grandparents are the glue to so many of our families! Let's see some of that. It doesn't even necessarily need to be a pack, just little actions and options SOLELY for elders. A few ideas from the top of my head:

    - An automatic option to move your elders in with your family towards the end of their lives (breaks my heart when they up and die alone)
    - Grandfathers playing Chess, Go, or cards with each other in the park(sipping coffee!)/Trying to teach their little grandchildren to do so
    - Grandparents reading books/newspapers with their grandchildren on their laps
    - Retired grandparents automatically coming over to help care for new babies
    - Cannot stress this one enough: FAMILY PHOTOS. Traditionally staged family photos with the grandparents looking happy and proud of the families they helped to create. I don't understand how family photos we're skipped over with the PHOTO STUDIO! Somebody dropped the ball.
    - Maybe some nagging calls to our young adult/adult sims with elders checking up on them or guilt tripping them into coming over/going out to meals
    - Perhaps unseen elder cruises/trips? Like adult only trips in TS3. They could come back with money won at casinos and tans from the beach! :smiley:
    - I don't know about anyone else, but I think it's the sweetest thing to see older couples who are still mad for each other! Let's see some still in love emotions/actions for older couples only
    -If there WERE an elders pack, I think a Mrs. Crumplebottom NPC would be great!

  • kwanzaabotkwanzaabot Posts: 1,974 Member
    A "walk with cane" walkstyle would be appreciated, for sure.

    As for music? Some jazz standards would be great. Instrumental would be cheapest, but if they could get a Billie Holiday or Louis Armstrong sound-alike? Eat your hearts out, Bethesda.

    But why stick to the octogenarians? Elders in TS4 are more like baby boomers, to be honest. Let's get a classic rock radio station with stuff from the 70s and 80s. Mark Mothersbaugh has a long history of composing for The Sims, so why not get Devo into the studio to record some Simlish covers?

    Or, hell, how about some original compositions inspired by those decades? I'm sure my older Sims (and young ones with good taste) would love to rock out to the Woohoo Pistols, lol.
  • Fonxi121994Fonxi121994 Posts: 421 Member
    I really like this idea, elders are just like adults in The Sims 4. They should have unique experiences too:

    -Walk with cane
    -Unique interactions with grandsons
    -Group activities like visits or journeys with other elders
    -Unique clothes
    -Games like cards, sudoku, crosswords... relaxed games
    The changes came slowly at first. Most didn't realize, or didn't care, and accepted them. They chose a comfortable life.
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    MasonGamer wrote: »
    I think Elders need a little more Love than that.

    mischief/friendly Interactions like "spiking the tea"

    I like this a lot!
    they should get free passes.
    Yes.
    If you mean like a seniors card. Discounts at cafes and restaurants, just for being not dead yet!


    PapayaSky wrote: »
    - An automatic option to move your elders in with your family towards the end of their lives (breaks my heart when they up and die alone)
    or the option of an old folks village
    - Grandfathers playing Chess, Go, or cards with each other in the park(sipping coffee!)/Trying to teach their little grandchildren to do so
    - Grandparents reading books/newspapers with their grandchildren on their laps
    - Retired grandparents automatically coming over to help care for new babies
    Yes, yes, yes!
    - Cannot stress this one enough: FAMILY PHOTOS. Traditionally staged family photos with the grandparents looking happy and proud of the families they helped to create. I don't understand how family photos we're skipped over with the PHOTO STUDIO! Somebody dropped the ball.
    Why on earth didn't they include that as an option? Madness!
    - Perhaps unseen elder cruises/trips? Like adult only trips in TS3. They could come back with money won at casinos and tans from the beach! :smiley:
    Rabbithole holiday, good idea!
    - I don't know about anyone else, but I think it's the sweetest thing to see older couples who are still mad for each other! Let's see some still in love emotions/actions for older couples only
    -If there WERE an elders pack, I think a Mrs. Crumplebottom NPC would be great!

    Yes, and OMG yes! I loved old mrs crumplebottom in TS2


    kwanzaabot wrote: »
    A "walk with cane" walkstyle would be appreciated, for sure.
    They had a couple of options that were pretty good in TS3, I'm sure they could come up with even better ones for TS4
    As for music? Some jazz standards would be great. Instrumental would be cheapest, but if they could get a Billie Holiday or Louis Armstrong sound-alike? Eat your hearts out, Bethesda.
    Jazz would fit well with one of the dance styles (foxtrot) I was thinking would be awesome.
    why not get Devo into the studio to record some Simlish covers?
    Whip it in simlish :D



    -Group activities like visits or journeys with other elders

    Walks down memory lane
    Its a real place
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  • TomatplanteTomatplante Posts: 2,183 Member
    I love all of this, and I hope they choose the title of this discussion as the title of the pack :smiley:
    My lovely Sims 4 family through 12 generations.

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  • TerraTerra Posts: 1,336 Member
    These are all great ideas! I especially love the idea of adding new dances - I was so disappointed that the Dance skill in GT only had modern dances. It would be awesome if Sims could waltz, foxtrot, etc. :smiley: Expanded family photos are also a must! :mrgreen:

    I'd love an "In My Day" interaction just for Elders. Other Elders like it, but Adult and younger get annoyed. :lol:
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    Terra wrote: »
    These are all great ideas! I especially love the idea of adding new dances - I was so disappointed that the Dance skill in GT only had modern dances. It would be awesome if Sims could waltz, foxtrot, etc. :smiley: Expanded family photos are also a must! :mrgreen:

    I'd love an "In My Day" interaction just for Elders. Other Elders like it, but Adult and younger get annoyed. :lol:

    In my day, and all the other elders nod in agreement, while eveyone younger rolls their eyes.
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  • MasonGamerMasonGamer Posts: 7,962 Member
    Movotti wrote: »
    Terra wrote: »
    These are all great ideas! I especially love the idea of adding new dances - I was so disappointed that the Dance skill in GT only had modern dances. It would be awesome if Sims could waltz, foxtrot, etc. :smiley: Expanded family photos are also a must! :mrgreen:

    I'd love an "In My Day" interaction just for Elders. Other Elders like it, but Adult and younger get annoyed. :lol:

    In my day, and all the other elders nod in agreement, while eveyone younger rolls their eyes.

    "In my day, we twerked to our hearts content" me when I'm 89.
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  • comicsforlifecomicsforlife Posts: 4,946 Member
    I would also love this pack
  • NelcaRedNelcaRed Posts: 322 Member
    I love the pack, may I share some Ideas?

    1st Idea, make the elders interact with the sims differently. (Talk about younger life, Rant about the newer generation, Experience, photo gallery)
    "Talk about younger life" is a positive interaction with the Sims, "Rant about the newer generation" is negative interaction as the younger sims will develop a annoyance. "Experience", help a Sims gain knowledge of a particular subject (Maybe increase one level). "Photo Gallery" is where old folks will take out a huge book of photos from when you were young. I guess this is more of a funny interaction?

    2nd Idea, Include a Bingo or Casino or hell, include Las Vegas map in the Sims DLC. I don't think players are allow to go or own a casino because it leaves Sims 4 as a game the promote Casino business. You can only send elders to the Casino, but you can't follow them. I think they will be there for like 4 to 5 hours, and could come back with more cash or less cash. But they always come back full, and happy.

    3rd Idea, A knitting Hobby

    4th Idea, Furnishing-wise, include some vintage technology, clothing and furniture. Include a TV from the 50s, a old radio, some old Victorian style beds, etc.

    5th idea, Actually include more baking, like baking cookies or cupcakes.
  • RoboSpongieRoboSpongie Posts: 990 Member
    I would love the return of walking canes

    Maybe bingo events for elders

    Pinching kids' / grandkids' cheeks

    "Back In My Day..." interaction ( Positive, Negative, Embarrassed moodlets )

    Baking Grandma's Cookies with grandparents
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  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    Maybe bingo events for elders
    Llama bingo!
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  • Vines12Vines12 Posts: 78 Member
    I completely agree! Elders need love to!
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 16,860 Member
    Scrapbooking skill would be really fun to have too for elders. I would love for the in-game photo album to have an overhaul anyways and a memory system patched in.
    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars." -Dr. Seuss

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  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 974 Member
    I cracked up laughing reading the title for this thread! Would be awesome if it would be named that, though I know it's not possible lol
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  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 6,711 Member
    @StrawberryYogurt
    I got inspired by this
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