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things i want in this game as a sims 4 player playing the sims 3 for the first time

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so i don't have nostalgia goggles on, i've only played the sims 4 and new to the franchise from this iteration only. coming into the sims 3 fresh and there's like a lot of things i want in the sims 4 thats in the sims 3 just off the top of my head from playing:

sims having messy beds and having to make their beds
sims moving around in their sleep, not just one pose animation
romantic selfie kiss
sim looking out of the window
sim tripping on stairs
sims comparing signs and seeing if they're compatible
being able to adjust ages through sliders, like its all customizable instead of having short normal and long. you can make teens like 3 days and adults 150 or whatever
being able to adjust what supernatural creatures spawn in game

its really small stuff but like, its something i've noticed that's just missing from sims 4

any other things you feel is just missing from sims 4? i mean small things, not whole engine issues like open world and color wheels, like stuff that can actually be added into the game without a huge budget to rework you know what i mean?

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  • SindocatSindocat Posts: 3,627 Member
    I do totally miss my Sims couples cuddling/spooning in their sleep.

    I totally do NOT miss messy beds. That they make the bed when they get up is actually a huge relief to me for no real reason, but it is.

    I am 50/50 on Zodiac signs, because they never did a whole lot with them, and also because Astrology is a deep dive and I asked myself things like "but what is his Moon Sign? What is his Ascendant?" I need like three signs per Sim to even begin to extrapolate a personality from it. :)

    I do totally miss favorite color, musical style, and food. I don't know that color actually did anything, but you could improve happiness with other favorites.

    I don't miss Create A Style as much as I thought I would, but I do miss it some. I didn't think I could play without it. I can.

    All in all, though, I really have adapted fine to TS4 and am enjoying it a great deal. And I say this as someone who had a lot invested in TS3 and stuck with it for years.
  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    haha i think its cause im coming from sims 4 that messy beds would be something i'd LOVE to have cause its just so different. i'd love to have neat sims always make their bed and slob sims to never make their bed would be kinda cool
  • auroraael14auroraael14 Posts: 593 Member
    I also miss messy beds and kids jumping on beds (sims 2). I also like that sims moved in their sleep (something I had forgotten until I played recently).
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  • PalmArrowPalmArrow Posts: 3,603 Member
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    being able to adjust what supernatural creatures spawn in game

    For me this is actually a big thing, not a small thing! I wouldn't have bought TS3 Supernatural had I not known I would be able to turn each supernatural species off if I wanted to. Fantasy is my favourite genre, but I don't want all my stories to be fantasy.
  • SindocatSindocat Posts: 3,627 Member
    PalmArrow wrote: »
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    being able to adjust what supernatural creatures spawn in game

    For me this is actually a big thing, not a small thing! I wouldn't have bought TS3 Supernatural had I not known I would be able to turn each supernatural species off if I wanted to. Fantasy is my favourite genre, but I don't want all my stories to be fantasy.

    Yeah, I should have mentioned that one, too. Not being able to manage populations is in fact making me unwilling to buy packs that otherwise interest me. Get to Work? Maybe Get to Work on letting me turn Aliens off if you want me to buy that. ;)
  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    edited July 21
    PalmArrow wrote: »
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    being able to adjust what supernatural creatures spawn in game

    For me this is actually a big thing, not a small thing! I wouldn't have bought TS3 Supernatural had I not known I would be able to turn each supernatural species off if I wanted to. Fantasy is my favourite genre, but I don't want all my stories to be fantasy.

    i only meant small in terms of scope in programming compared to open world things. i know a lot of people's first go-tos in comparison threads is immediately goes straight to open world haha.

    i totally think that being able to control what spawns in game is something that should be implemented, and could be implemented. especially with that upcoming realm of magic pack i really hope they figure it out by then.
  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 17,960 Member
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    haha i think its cause im coming from sims 4 that messy beds would be something i'd LOVE to have cause its just so different. i'd love to have neat sims always make their bed and slob sims to never make their bed would be kinda cool

    I miss this as well. Not sure if it would be possible to implement this late into the game :\.
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  • PreCiiousPreCiious Posts: 99 Member


    The ability to have the moveobjects cheat to move around Sims.

    Picknick blankets, that you could use

    Favourite Music. (The Sim is actually happier, when they listen to theyre favourite music)

    Adjust the length of eyelashes

    adjust the make up. Heavy or light




    Having a Graveyard lot type.

    A pool Party Event. A Funeral Event. Sleepover Event.
  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 1,471 Member
    edited July 22
    Yeah, there are a lot of things I miss from previous Sims games too and I am hoping will be added and improved on in TS4. I really miss my sim couples cuddling in bed and I hope this will be included with a Romance GP that expands on the romance/wedding system. I also hope personalities will be developed further with likes/dislikes, favourites, memories etc. and traits like neurotic, proper, cultured etc. I miss the messy beds too as this was one of many ways traits felt more distinct and impacted on behaviour, in this case for neat/perfectionist sims. I also really miss werewolves and fairies, NPC burglars, police and firefighters, free babies and prams/buggies, slow dancing, landlines, resort/hotel venues, horses, hobbies like sewing/knitting, and probably a lot more stuff that I'm forgetting. I have quite a long wish list.
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  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    Yeah, there are a lot of things I miss from previous Sims games too and I am hoping will be added and improved on in TS4. I really miss my sim couples cuddling in bed and I hope this will be included with a Romance GP that expands on the romance/wedding system. I also hope personalities will be developed further with likes/dislikes, favourites, memories etc. and traits like neurotic, proper, cultured etc. I miss the messy beds too as this was one of many ways traits felt more distinct and impacted on behaviour, in this case for neat/perfectionist sims. I also really miss werewolves and fairies, NPC burglars, police and firefighters, free babies and prams/buggies, slow dancing, landlines, resort/hotel venues, horses, and probably a lot more stuff that I'm forgetting. I have quite a long wish list.

    the landlines and the newspaper is like one of the few things i could definitely live without in sims 4 since they're rather outdated

    but it would be nice to have them back though, and remove cellphones from elders and make them go about things the old-fashioned way, just so i dont have elders constantly on their phones. i know real life elders are on their cell phones but like, in game it would be nice to have more a distinction that they're in a different life state.
  • theaethanrealmtheaethanrealm Posts: 60 Member
    I agree with all of this... I love Sims 4 mostly because of the graphics and new stuff but I loved how detailed the Sims 3 was.
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  • CK213CK213 Posts: 18,079 Member
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    haha i think its cause im coming from sims 4 that messy beds would be something i'd LOVE to have cause its just so different. i'd love to have neat sims always make their bed and slob sims to never make their bed would be kinda cool

    I wish the would leave their beds messy too, except for neat sims.
    Slobs should grumble when you make them do it. :)
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  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 1,471 Member
    edited July 22
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    Yeah, there are a lot of things I miss from previous Sims games too and I am hoping will be added and improved on in TS4. I really miss my sim couples cuddling in bed and I hope this will be included with a Romance GP that expands on the romance/wedding system. I also hope personalities will be developed further with likes/dislikes, favourites, memories etc. and traits like neurotic, proper, cultured etc. I miss the messy beds too as this was one of many ways traits felt more distinct and impacted on behaviour, in this case for neat/perfectionist sims. I also really miss werewolves and fairies, NPC burglars, police and firefighters, free babies and prams/buggies, slow dancing, landlines, resort/hotel venues, horses, and probably a lot more stuff that I'm forgetting. I have quite a long wish list.

    the landlines and the newspaper is like one of the few things i could definitely live without in sims 4 since they're rather outdated

    but it would be nice to have them back though, and remove cellphones from elders and make them go about things the old-fashioned way, just so i dont have elders constantly on their phones. i know real life elders are on their cell phones but like, in game it would be nice to have more a distinction that they're in a different life state.

    Oh yes I can certainly play happily without landlines too, but I still miss them a little. Maybe it's just nostalgia for previous Sims games or my love for period dramas. I guess it is old-fashioned, but most people I know still have landlines. Perhaps it depends where you're from? Anyway, it's only a little thing. I agree elders definitely need more to do and I hope elders, teens and babies all get further development at some point.
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 4,648 Member
    edited July 22
    Don't give up your landlines! In a game give them up maybe but Maxis is too early to do it.

    I have found that they are both useful, One to complain by cable landline to my Mobile company that my mobile isn't working and the mobile to complain to my landline cable company that my landline is down. Otherwise it is out in the street to the nearest telephone box! We can get winds of 50, 75 and even 100 mph in the winter where I live and either goes down on occasion.

    -You can hang on for ever on a landline with no extra cost to the free support lines and have the ability to hang on to get your point over with a real person or passed on there and then.

    -Internet AI support is horrific and I cannot type 100 wpm when answering some internet support person from a foreign country.

    -I always have problems anyway with the mobile screen going dark just before I am asked to put in those odious 1,2,3 options tool

    Just a little rant. o:) <3
  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    CK213 wrote: »
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    haha i think its cause im coming from sims 4 that messy beds would be something i'd LOVE to have cause its just so different. i'd love to have neat sims always make their bed and slob sims to never make their bed would be kinda cool

    I wish the would leave their beds messy too, except for neat sims.
    Slobs should grumble when you make them do it. :)

    yes! normal sims just make their bed no questions ask but you'll get an angry moodlet from a slob sim when they have to make their bed. would LOVE that

    nothing more rage inducing than the fitted sheet popping off over and over again. lol
  • smurfy77smurfy77 Posts: 723 Member
    edited July 22
    Bonehilda, police actually being on the job actively in the world, night curfew for kids and they were brought home by police if caught, burglars, true vacation places with ability to buy a home there thru working for it, taking babies for stroll with stroller, taking your child everywhere, was kinda nice having rabbit hole dates so would like to have that as extra option for when you just wanna get it done with ( you know movie and dinner were the rabbit holes),

    opportunities whether work or skill related, how sims could go to hospital or be treated even if they didn't work there, the whole doctor career was great as things could happen suddenly when out and about, being on call, the parties didn't have goals ( I've tried the unchecking goals and it seemed like it still counted it as a bad party in 4) , having pool parties, I mean why aren't there those yet?,

    I loved how if you combined vampires from 3 and 4 they could be the best vamps ever ( I love that they no longer die of thirst and hated the sparkle) but they were more mysterious feeling and stalkerish when you could see them along the road following as you headed to a place you were to meet them at, and they didn't hesitate to bite your SIM if they wanted to, the way they turned you was better, they didn't ask if you wanted it and your SIM didn't know what happened,

    I love having the feature to ask to be and if there were humans around they'd say no, trying to be inconspicuous, wish it could be more of a mystery if they were a vamp or not, if you can not know a SIM is a mermaid you should be able to do the same with a vampire, they would truly be secret about it as much as they could
  • Ilovepigs1Ilovepigs1 Posts: 6 New Member
    I miss so much from the sims 3!
    The interactions with the babies instead of them being just the exact same eachtime and not being able to leave their bed. I miss bathing them, taking them on a stroll in the stroller.
    The way the toddlers had cribs. OMG I miss cribs so much, I wish their was a way for the toddlers to age up but still as toddelrs? To promote from a crib to their beds. I miss their imaginary friends doll they had. I wish they would add a toddler swing that you would put at a park?? I also miss them crawling first and learning how to walk.
    The way children (and teens) could have the option to control their dreams as they slept. I wish the children could say they had crushes on people and would act funny or awkaward when around them.
  • simfriend1968simfriend1968 Posts: 302 Member
    edited July 24
    I love TS4, but I also played TS3 quite happily for years. There are a few elements and careers I would like to have back in Sims 4.

    Careers:

    Firefighters (both as NPCS and as an active career)
    Burglars (See above)
    Bands (loved them and all the instruments)
    Private Detective
    Architect
    Acrobat
    Inventor
    Sculptor (loved both the skill and active career)

    Food

    Wine and wine-making

    Bouillabaisse
    Falafel
    Shawarma
    Ratatouille
    Cheese plate
    Frogs legs
    Crepes
    Dim sum
    Eggs Machiavellian
    Autumn Salad
    Goopy Carbonara
    Hot and Sour soup
    Firecracker shrimp
    Porcini Risotto
    Potato and Truffle Torte
    Stu surprise
    Try tip steak
    Pumpkin pie (!)
    Key Lime pie
    Baked Angel Food cake

    Useable Objects:
    Bake oven and bake table for kids
    Food processor
    Bunk beds and loft beds
    Sleeping bag (and fun sleepovers for kids)
    Strollers
    See saws
    Treehouses
    1 tile dollhouse
    Small teddy that kids can play with and sleep with, and the cute “teddy time” moodlet
    Hopscotch (this time as more than a mat)
    Music boxes
    Drums
    Bass
    Electric guitar
    Pool table
    Soccer
    Ballet barre
    Pizza oven

    Lifestates :
    Fairies, Witches, Werewolves
    Plumbots
    Revamped Plantsims
    Revamped Aliens (sims 3 had the best aliens)
    Imaginary Friend

    Animals (Pets)
    Horses
    Unicorns (not really a pet but sims can interact with it and ride it)
    Playable small animals (birds, lizards, turtles, snakes)

    Wild animals
    Deer
    Raccoons
    Skunks
    Tiger sharks
    Reef sharks

    Harvestables
    Lime
    Lettuce
    Plum
    Pomelo
    Coffee beans
    Many varieties of mushroom (used in spells)
    Watermelon
    Ghost Chili
    Ginseng
    Lavender
    Mandrake
    Flame fruit
    Life fruit

    Hopefully, we will get a few of these excellent and fun elements back in Sims 4 someday (I am certainly not expecting them all — if I want them all I can play Sims 3), although I like the new things they’ve given us in TS4 too.
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  • smurfy77smurfy77 Posts: 723 Member
    If they took all the things that were the best from 3 and the few things from 4 that are the best and intertwined them correctly it could be a fantastic game (if it played right)
  • APottsAPotts Posts: 2,237 Member
    Sims 3, as well as Sims 2, just had so many amazing items, interactions, world's. I hardly know where to start.

    Just a handful of memories...

    Midnight Hollow and all of the wonderful build items and weird townies it came with.

    Building a roller coaster, and then expanding it to a giant amusement park for my Sims.

    Helping my Sim become a wealthy superstar flirty playboy and then introducing him to a jealous gold digger. I could watch those two Sims interactions for months and never get bored. Sims actually had individual personalities once upon a time.

    Faries, my all time favorite life form, and the magic shop from Supernatural. Miss Faires so much.

    Romance and the attraction system from Sims 2. I loved the way Sims who were in love would follow each other around, always wanting to be near their romantic interest.

    The way that Sims cheating on each other used to actually matter.

    Sims children who actually acted like children.

    The fact that expansion packs used to actually expand the game, making it much more exciting to play.

    Having my Sim get into his car and drive to a venue, or take a vacation, or head off to University. Actually being able to follow them anywhere in town while watching all the other Sims going about their lives.

    The Sims 3 store, for those periods between expansion packs, feeling bored with your game? Try a new world on for size, or how about a new green house to play in, or a casino..

    Sadly my Sims 3 game outgrew my computer, otherwise I would still be playing it.
  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    so: adding on another as i play sims 3: sims that can pee standing up lifting and lowering the toilet lid

    lol its such a small thing but like....why don't we have that in sims 4?
  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 17,960 Member
    cheescaeks wrote: »
    so: adding on another as i play sims 3: sims that can pee standing up lifting and lowering the toilet lid

    lol its such a small thing but like....why don't we have that in sims 4?

    Because....sims in TS4 have great shooting and they don't pee on the toilet seta? :p I don't know lol, but TS4 lack a lot of depth in details like these.
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  • purplexbutterflypurplexbutterfly Posts: 551 Member
    I miss the teens. I liked it when they got acne, having proper mood swings rather than just a mood let or a phase that doesn't really affect the game as positive moodlets outweigh the mood swings, curfews etc. Used to love it when the police brought them back. Teaching your teen how to drive. I find teens a little boring in TS4 and I'd love for a pack to improve them a little.
  • purplexbutterflypurplexbutterfly Posts: 551 Member
    Oh and I miss sims having a midlife crisis when they aged from young adult to adult.
  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 417 Member
    I miss the teens. I liked it when they got acne, having proper mood swings rather than just a mood let or a phase that doesn't really affect the game as positive moodlets outweigh the mood swings, curfews etc. Used to love it when the police brought them back. Teaching your teen how to drive. I find teens a little boring in TS4 and I'd love for a pack to improve them a little.

    same! i have yet to play sims 3 teens but even as a sims 4 player i find teens lacking.

    i wish they were separated from all the adult life stages cause i hate having to remove the braces and acne skin details i add when they age up. and when i had the height mod to make them shorter and their heads a little bit larger to make them look like they were 14 and not 17 i had to manually edit them when they aged up too. its very annoying. i wish they had a bit more focus
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