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STAIRS, STAIRS, STAIRS!

SimmerNickYTSimmerNickYT Posts: 703 Member
edited March 2018 in The Sims 4 Ideas Corner
Dear Simmers,

Gather 'round on this post if you want different stair shapes.
I'm talking l-shaped stairs, u-shaped stairs, spiral stairs, etc.
The straight stairs that we now have take up so much space, are not practical and not very fun.
So we should all use our voice now and really let EA know that this is a key feature that we want to have added in the BASEGAME!
Here some examples of what we want:

Spiral stairs:
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L-shaped stairs:
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U-shaped stairs:
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Stairs where you can enter and leave from the sides, so that you don't have to have a empty tile on the front and the back of the stairs:
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Steep ladder-like stairs:
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Ladders:
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T-shaped stairs:
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DIAGONAL STAIRS

Builders haven't gotten any new tools since half walls.
Gameplayers have gotten toddlers and all these other things in expansions and builders haven't gotten anything.
So if you also want this, then comment on this post or like it!

Thank you!
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  • Steve StormSteve Storm Posts: 106 Member
    The lack of stair types makes me want to throw up my hands and walk away from TS4 -but I'm way too stubborn to give up on the developers, so I'm adding my 'voice' to this request. =)
  • AmiutzaAmiutza Posts: 1,796 Member
    Definitely. The lack of stairs is frustrating me to no ends, i dread doing the room layout for my builds just because of the stairs placement. It's been 3 years, please give us new stairs!
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  • crua9crua9 Posts: 43 Member
    I was about to make a post on spiral stairs. I have on my sims house a 2nd story deck. The problem with this is it looks stupid with the normal stairs, and they take too much room. It would be great to have a spiral stairs.
  • plopppo2plopppo2 Posts: 3,420 Member
    TS3 had a fireman's pole too - you could slide down it (I can't remember if you could go up it too). I think you could also slide down the banisters of TS3 staircases too.
  • LyouflnLyoufln Posts: 10,861 Member
    Yes, I'd love some new stairs! Also, I'd like ladders too. My favourite house in TS3 was small, rustic, and cozy, and it used a ladder instead of stairs. I miss them.
  • FoundMarblesFoundMarbles Posts: 448 Member

    YES!!!!! PLEASE!
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  • MrsTomato1018MrsTomato1018 Posts: 400 Member
    Yes! I love small, old fashioned houses, but without L and U shaped stairs, I struggle with keeping my houses small. I also miss ladders. I want to be able to build little attics with only a ladder to get up there.
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  • auroraael14auroraael14 Posts: 971 Member
    I also want more stairs. I love building but the lack of stair options makes it sometimes difficult to build houses that I've lived in or floor plans that I find.
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  • LinzzLinzz Posts: 317 Member
    I miss spiral stairs! They were my favorite in sims 3.
  • KarilanKarilan Posts: 2,935 Member
    I'd love T stairs too. They'd make fantastic entrance pieces to mansion size homes
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  • crazycat_135crazycat_135 Posts: 1,339 Member
    YES, Yes, and more yes!! Lol I really hope they'd add a lot more stair types too. :)
  • ToreshinboToreshinbo Posts: 561 Member
    Yes please!
    Ooh I love the T-shaped stairs idea. I just tried if I could make one already but the half walls don't exactly create a 'room' which I thought they did. If they did then many ideas here would be possible. :disappointed:
  • Linds6606Linds6606 Posts: 72 Member
    Yes! Even The Sims Freeplay had more options for stairs!
  • veronica55veronica55 Posts: 106 Member
    YES YES YES ! We definitely need L shaped, and more flexibly designable staircases. The staircases we have now are very obnoxious, looks extremely ugly for middle and highest wall setting, they take a lot of space, not practical.

    Also a possible new stairs update can come with some "indoor platform" feature to the game. Those platforms can work like foundations with a height slider, but independent from the actual foundation. That would help a lot for being able create unique staircases depending on the builders imagination.

    We also need multiple wall and foundation heights within the same floor level.
    Terrain tools. (like in ts2 and 3) and constrainfloorelevation cheat with that of course.

    Some curved walls around some magestic spiral stairs....

    And Inward curves for decks. When you build a round deck, it can only be curved outwards, but you can't add any inward curving deck next to it i.e. if you want to create an S shaped design with those decks.

    Such limitations have always been problem for us sims builders ever since the very beginning. In ts1, ts2 days, that was normal, graphics technology were yet still developing but now in 2017 possibilities are almost endless. I believe they can just do it if they wanted to. Keeping some things simpler than it is necessary doesn't work well imo.

    Plus, while even some random player who is sitting at their home, can create a mod that includes new sim movement animations, (yes I'm talking about the deadly toddlers mod) Shows that EA can actually do A LOT more for TS4.

    And as we have given up open world just for the sake of slow computers being able to run the game, we deserve more sophisticated features that previous games didn't have.

    From TS1 to 2, it was a huge step forward, we've got a truly improved, renovated gameplay. Since then, on TS3 and 4, nothing really changed much in terms of game mechanics, features besides visual quality. I think it's time for some really new features. More flexibility, less limitations. Especially for build mode.

    Or maybe I just just hope for a second TS revolution for TS5...
  • pixiejuicepixiejuice Posts: 711 Member
    Yes, please!

    And while they're at it, also make elevators functional and available everywhere.
  • zombiesuezombiesue Posts: 148 Member
    we're beyond overdue for different stairs
  • micheleimichelei Posts: 422 Member
    Oh, I want! I want! I want! I love them all.

    I can not claim to be a builder. I am not good at building even a tiny bit. But I would use all of these in my game. If my non creative juices start flowing at the thought of these staircases I can only imagine what the rest of you could do with these.
  • MasonGamerMasonGamer Posts: 8,851 Member
    I want this
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    combined with this
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    Basically I want it to "pool out" at the base, and then I want a Blue runner, and can it be a marble stair case.
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  • SimmerNickYTSimmerNickYT Posts: 703 Member
    veronica55 wrote: »
    And as we have given up open world just for the sake of slow computers being able to run the game, we deserve more sophisticated features that previous games didn't have.

    Exactly! Amen.
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  • yodamiiyodamii Posts: 106 Member
    *breathes heavily* yesyesyesyesyes..

    I absolutely adore spiral staircases irl, and I'd love to see my sims use them. Besides, I am a strong believer that the details of the environment with which the sims are surrounded with greatly effect gameplay and immersion in the plot, and eventually attachment to the characters/sims. A variety of staircases would bring that 'something' to homes, adding character.
  • AmiutzaAmiutza Posts: 1,796 Member
    yodamii wrote: »
    *breathes heavily* yesyesyesyesyes..

    I absolutely adore spiral staircases irl, and I'd love to see my sims use them. Besides, I am a strong believer that the details of the environment with which the sims are surrounded with greatly effect gameplay and immersion in the plot, and eventually attachment to the characters/sims. A variety of staircases would bring that 'something' to homes, adding character.
    Im exactly the same way. I don't just create my sims, I create their environment too. I know a lot of people may not relate, but even a small detail like stairs makes me more attached to the family and their story.
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  • xoxoxClairexoxoxxoxoxClairexoxox Posts: 16 Member
    I agree with every single post here... More stairs options would make such a huge difference to the building of the houses without needing to use cheats and complicated ways to change the look of a staircase... Please Please Please give us those simple things in sims life ;) :p
  • Ghostwriter65Ghostwriter65 Posts: 1 New Member
    Stairs on a diagonal would be great for our not so square houses and a landing base to be able to make the L shape stairs.
  • Simsfan99111Simsfan99111 Posts: 1,260 Member
    Diagonal stairs, spiral stairs and L and U shaped stairs are huge wants for me.
  • veronica55veronica55 Posts: 106 Member
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