So, maybe some of you you know me as one of the sims 4 players that try to defend TS4 against as much critism as possible, but there are some things that too annoy me that I want to share with you, hoping that the devs could see it and do something about these points, because they're already known issues many players have with the game. I will only list issues that are possible to be changed and/or fixed, because it wouldn't make much sence if I would rant about loading screens everytime you want to go to another lot, because it is something I'm pretty sure can't be changed at this state
So here are the things that still annoy me about the game:
It's so annoying when I want to go back to speed 1 after I had speed 3 activated, only to wait because it doesn't want to switch over immediately (It's called "simulation lag", isn't it? I'm not sure) I hope you know what I mean, or when I cancel autonomous actions only to wait until it is really cancelled. Best example: My sim wants to talk to someone on the other side of the lot. I cancel the action before my sim actually walks to them, but they still run to the sim they wanted to talk to. The action isn't in the queue anymore, but the sim still runs to the other. God, it's so annoying!
Bugs that still aren't fixed:
What's so difficult to finally fix the massive problems with the GTW careers. The detective career isn't playable for many players, the same goes for the doctor career. There are still sims that reset as soon as I want them to talk to others while they are sitting on these park benches. I have a bad guess that some of these bugs never get fixed like many issues with TS3 like the world Isla Paradiso with its routing issues, or the firefighter career that was unplayable for me until the very end. Don't do the same mistakes, developers, don't patch new features in all the time, fix rather the bugs than bring more to the game. I think everyone thinks the same.
The text message feature is a mess:
I think every player had atleast once the problem that kids get invited to nightclubs or they are invited to a date by much older sims, or that sims are asked to celebrate their promotion even though they don't even have a job. Or that adults are asked by kids or teens to skip school. I mean, seriously? Don't get me wrong, I personally like this feature very much, but due to the fact that there are issues like I described it seems so random and not really thought-out. Another thing that bugs me is the frequency of these invitations. I would like a fix where npcs don't call sims while they sleep or are at work or school (exception would be the skip-school message). I like some of these invitations very much and would like my sims to accept it, but these invitations always come in the most inappropriate times that I always need to decline them because my sims need to sleep, eat etc.
The emotional buffs and traits:
I never really was a fan of the emotion system, I personally find it unnessary, but now we have it in the game and I need to live with it. But what I hate, hate, hate about it is the fact that traits we give our sims simply don't matter anymore, because the emotions overwrite everything. For example, we have a sim that is a bookworm, and we have an active sim. When they are in a fine mood, they will have whims that correspond with their traits, the bookworm will have a whim to read a book, while they acitve sim may want to do exercise. Now, when these two sims go in a decorated room, they will get the "nicely decorated" moodlet, which will give them a happy +1 moodlet. Both will get happy. Both will have a whim to hug someone or something like that. They will both want to become social, even though one of them may have the loner trait. It bugs me some much and I notice the lack of actual meaning behind the traits when I play TS3. I don't want to compare these two games all the time, but traits in TS3 actually mean something, while in TS4, they are overwritten by the emotion the sim has at the moment. My request: atleast remove the +happy moodlet for nicely decorated rooms, it so unnecassary. And please tweak the emotional buffs and let them actually mean something. When a family member of my sim died right in front of them, they shouldn't become happy because their room has pretty decoration, even though it's just a change for the mourning moodlet, change it to a +10 sad moodlet that can't normally be overwritten by any other emotion.
I saw a whole thread about the "happy" expressions of the sims in this forum sections, and it's something I agree with 100%. The smiles of the sims are too much that it just looks fake and creepy. No one that is happy is smiling like that. I currently use a mod that overwrites this expression and it looks much more natural, but it would be nice if it would be fixed by the devs themselves.
Soo, that was everything that annoys me about this game currently, write down what you think about it, if you agree or not, and what you would also like to be improved that wasn't in my list. Just rant here about things that annoy you