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  • netney52netney52 Posts: 1,089 Member
    I like the Moschino Stuff pack.

    I love the career, and I especially love the studio and poses and the ability to have magazine covers for my celebrity sims. I love the BB items, too. Even the CAS items, which I wasn't originally fond of, have grown on me.

    I agree this is my go to stuff pack for BB items and have had so much use out of it. For some reason it gets a lot of hate but it’s my second favourite stuff pack after backyard stuff and is one of my most used sims 4 packs in my builds.
  • RouensimsRouensims Posts: 4,428 Member
    TS2 has my favorite graphics, but I like playing TS4 the best!
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  • Goth583Goth583 Posts: 1,164 Member
    Rouensims wrote: »
    TS2 has my favorite graphics, but I like playing TS4 the best!
    Just reverse this for me because TS2 is still the G.O.A.T. of The Sims franchise for me!
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  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    edited October 21
    I enjoy merfolk, and I think they add a lot to the game. I also think they could use some improvements and underwater neighborhoods I can customize.

    As much as I love the merfolk, I would love to see a skill tree similar to Vampires and Spellcasters.

    Merfolk exist in lore found around the world because they are a mythical creature inspired by the sea and other bodies of water.

    Did you know that the red lilies found exclusively in a certain European Lake are connected to a tragic story involving a Merman?

    Nokken (Lake Spirit)
    Nok (Water Horse/ River Spirit, Can take human form)
    Fossgrim (River Spirit)
    Nereid (Greek)
    Triton (Greek name for male merfolk)
    Blue Man
    Merrow (Irish and/or scottish)
    Havmand (Merman from Pop Culture as depicted in game, Scandinavian Origin)
    Meerfrau (Mermaid from Pop Culture as depicted in game, Scandinavian Origin)
    Boto Encantado
    Nyx (Male)(Germen)
    Nixie (Female)(Germen)
    Mami Wata (Originally from Africa, South Americans sometimes mistake Arapaima deaths for this water spirit)

    Sirens are not merfolk, and Merfolk are not Sirens. Sirens are specifically Bird Women in Greek Mythology. Merfolk have an affinity for music and are often depicted with instruments like Violins and Harps. Singing is a natural ability for most merfolk. Like other Faery Folk, they have certain magical abilities that range from helping fishermen catch fish to warning them about potential storms.

    Merfolk abilities can be Ocean Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Water Manipulation, and Musical Powers.

    Ocean manipulation could include things like granting bountiful fishing, special interactions with marine creatures, the Mermaid's Kiss that prevents drowning. Maybe, a mer with power over the ocean could summon various sea creatures like Sea Turtles, Krakens, Sharks, and other marine life. They could include underwater currents that require certain skills or merfolk abilities. Riptides, Undertows, and the pull of natural ocean currents are very real forces that divers have to contend with. I've personally experienced a few of them in different places. Maybe swimming speed and energy decay while swimming could be affected.

    Weather Manipulation is a bit self-explanatory, but they could expand the merfolk weather control to influence temperature and summon other weather conditions. I know there id a weather machine in game, but it would be nice if those were also weather changing abilities merfolk could utilize. It would be very useful because it wouldn't require as many upgrades or developing certain skills It would also be convenient because your sim changes the weather instead of an upgraded weather machine on every lot. Did I mention the part where you have to upgrade the weather to get the most out of it.

    Water is the Element of Change and merfolk shapeshifting is a natural part of their lore. Water also cones in three different forms, Liquid Water, Water Vapor, and Ice. I've even read about a power called bubble manipulation. There are interesting possibilities with bubble manipulation given that they are essentially pockets of air underwater...

    Buffs to developing music skills and singing new songs. Sea Shanties could be introduced to the game, and I think merfolk need a stronger connection to their musical roots. Music and Merfolk did not originate with Disney. It's the musical talent of merfolk that gets them confused with Sirens. The way I see it, merfolk can sing the siren song because they are talented enough with music to make use of musical talents from other occults. Maybe, merfolk can sing better than the average sim.

    Stories about Fossgrim tell of how the freshwater merman's music had power over nature. When he plays his music, the trees and river dance to his music. Maybe music could be a way to control emotions and actions.

    Anyways, if you dig into the lore of merfolk and their similar water spirits, you can find a lot of stuff that would absolutely add to the game.

    What can I say, I like merfolk, and I like them in the game even if I think they could be better.

  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    edited October 21
    Specific types of mermaids and mermen are heavily gendered, and the fact that they call MERFOLK, Mermaids, show that they didn't do their research.

    There are specifically male variants like:
    Nok
    Nokken
    Fossgrim
    Triton
    Havmand
    Blue Man
    Boto Encantado
    Nyx

    And each of these are exclusively male in lore.

    There are specifically female variants
    Nereid
    Meerfrau
    Nixie
    Naiad

    Merrows have distinct differences in appearance based on gender.

    Mami Wata is mostly female, but they can sometimes be male.

    Mer is the English Prefix that modifies the relevant words. Mer means "of the sea" and it is a perfectly acceptable gender neutral term.

    Merfolk, Merpeople, Merperson, and etc are all acceptable non-binary terms that are not misspelled.

    I don't know. I think it would bother me less if gender customization wasn't introduced with the pack that introduced merfolk.

    Final Edit: Merfolk are not exclusively female or feminine and that's exactly what the term Mermaid for the occult implies. I do understand and respect the need for a standard term for the occult. I just don't think mermaid is it.
  • Tequila_Rose_13191Tequila_Rose_13191 Posts: 72 Member
    ill start: caleb vatore is not hot
    Agree 1000%!!!
    I don’t like when players put too much clutter to make a room or place look realistic, sure it works but it’s just tooo much clutter imo

    I agree. Just makes the Sims' house messy looking.
  • bluedanubebluedanube Posts: 1,049 Member
    Unpopular? Oh boy, this is right up my alley.

    1.) I didn't get the appeal of Cottage Living when they first announced it. I still don't.
    2.) The Landgraabs have overstayed their presence at the top of the chain and deserve to go into poverty by Sims 5.
    3.) That glitch many of us experienced where the surgeon penetrates through the expectant mom as they are giving birth? I don't want that fixed. That's Sims 4 at its peak.
  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 2,519 Member
    edited October 27
    The sims team doesnt actually care about representation, they just want to follow trends and buy peoples loyalty by preaching inclusivity now, but let cc-ers provide content for minorities and locked ethnic clothing, hair behind paid dlc. They target young simmers whos just getting politically and socially motivated in the world because they're easier to manipulate into purchasing from brands because the company has now turned 'progressive'. Now that politically the choice of having cultural content be paid dlc or having to use cc isnt looking so moral anymore, they're trying to backtrack and give us content to customize our sims we shouldve had years ago. I hate it and it grosses me out.
    The Sims has currently lost its identity. Bring it back for TS5

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  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 473 Member
    The sims team doesnt actually care about representation, they just want to follow trends and buy peoples loyalty by preaching inclusivity now, but let cc-ers provide content for minorities and locked ethnic clothing, hair behind paid dlc. They target young simmers whos just getting politically and socially motivated in the world because they're easier to manipulate into purchasing from brands because the company has now turned 'progressive'. Now that politically the choice of having cultural content be paid dlc or having to use cc isnt looking so moral anymore, they're trying to backtrack and give us content to customize our sims we shouldve had years ago. I hate it and it grosses me out.

    It's nothing new in the world. During the pride month "pride" companies forgets to be "inclusive" in some parts of the world.

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    What is worse, in some of countries, companies censores some people (for example in China, people with a darker skin tone are censored):

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    But the most of TS4 customers live in America (especially USA) and Europe and the most of them are teenagers. This people literally live in social media and huge companies has big influence on them. Fortunately this days "progressivism" is on trend but I afraid that if another views were popular, the companies would follow a negative trends for money.

  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 23,188 Member
    The sims team doesnt actually care about representation, they just want to follow trends and buy peoples loyalty by preaching inclusivity now, but let cc-ers provide content for minorities and locked ethnic clothing, hair behind paid dlc. They target young simmers whos just getting politically and socially motivated in the world because they're easier to manipulate into purchasing from brands because the company has now turned 'progressive'. Now that politically the choice of having cultural content be paid dlc or having to use cc isnt looking so moral anymore, they're trying to backtrack and give us content to customize our sims we shouldve had years ago. I hate
    it and it grosses me out.

    Yet you're still here. 🤔

    Call me naive but I prefer to think the focus on inclusivity is sincere.
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  • kaiwrysimskaiwrysims Posts: 1,159 Member
    The sims team doesnt actually care about representation, they just want to follow trends and buy peoples loyalty by preaching inclusivity now, but let cc-ers provide content for minorities and locked ethnic clothing, hair behind paid dlc. They target young simmers whos just getting politically and socially motivated in the world because they're easier to manipulate into purchasing from brands because the company has now turned 'progressive'. Now that politically the choice of having cultural content be paid dlc or having to use cc isnt looking so moral anymore, they're trying to backtrack and give us content to customize our sims we shouldve had years ago. I hate
    it and it grosses me out.

    Yet you're still here. 🤔

    Call me naive but I prefer to think the focus on inclusivity is sincere.

    I mean they do miss sometimed but overall the sims 4 is the one if the most inclusive game there is. And I mean in the livestream the two gurus along with other Latin players where speaking in Spanish (with English subtitles) and people were complaining in the comments, being bigots, and saying they don't care about Latin culture. It was very interesting because I find this community a lot better than other gaming communities but it's still very toxic with people very against inclusiveness.

    But anyways, I was glad to see that they had gurus who are Latino and that is very important to consider when talking about representation. Actually having people from different backgrounds working on the game.

    The conversation about performative activism or capitalizing off of movements is more about companies changing their profile picture to a rainbow for pride month and selling a bunch of rainbow themed items just to profit off of a movement.

    I mean I don't think the top at EA cares about inclusivity. But the gurus, it seems like they are trying and it gives more hope seeing some gurus apart of underrepresented groups because it's more likely that representation is more personal for them.
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  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 473 Member
    I also noticet this comments yesterday. I think that the biggest problem is the fact that for the most of people "inclusivity" = black representation and LGBTQIA+ representation but our world is huge and full of cultures and appearances. Even in globalisation era. I think (from european point of view) that TS4 is very americanized and USA-centric and unfortunately community also behaves this way because of EA/social media influence. Can you imagine if there were black people instead of people from South America and such comments would be sending on the chat?
  • Jokr1929Jokr1929 Posts: 44 Member
    Pets have been som of my least favourite expansion packs for TS2, TS3 and TS4, I just don't care for them
  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 2,519 Member
    The sims team doesnt actually care about representation, they just want to follow trends and buy peoples loyalty by preaching inclusivity now, but let cc-ers provide content for minorities and locked ethnic clothing, hair behind paid dlc. They target young simmers whos just getting politically and socially motivated in the world because they're easier to manipulate into purchasing from brands because the company has now turned 'progressive'. Now that politically the choice of having cultural content be paid dlc or having to use cc isnt looking so moral anymore, they're trying to backtrack and give us content to customize our sims we shouldve had years ago. I hate
    it and it grosses me out.

    Yet you're still here. 🤔

    Call me naive but I prefer to think the focus on inclusivity is sincere.

    Yes, I am here on the unpopular opinion thread to post my unpopular opinion. Im not "here" for some of the sims team choices, but im "here" for simulation games in general and the sims series. I too am a simmer 😇

    I think its safe to doubt corporate sincerity lol;;; the motive is always going to be money at the end of the day. Not specific individuals, but the company itself and the general direction it follows will always be money, especially for huge companies like EA.
    The Sims has currently lost its identity. Bring it back for TS5

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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 23,188 Member
    @StrawberryYogurt, understood. I just don't support companies if I find their business practices deplorable.
    Do more of what makes you happy. 🌞
  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 2,519 Member
    @StrawberryYogurt, understood. I just don't support companies if I find their business practices deplorable.

    Thats a good point. 🤔🤔🤔👍🏾
    The Sims has currently lost its identity. Bring it back for TS5

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  • JunkyPoemJunkyPoem Posts: 86 Member
    edited October 27
    I like when older content, like the calendar, gets added to the Base Game for others to enjoy.

    It's like saying 'Welcome' to the newbies or showing appreciation for players unable to buy all the packs or use mods to enhance gameplay.
  • KimmerKimmer Posts: 1,686 Member
    I'm excited about the scenarios.
  • sulfurstylesssulfurstyless Posts: 45 Member
    edited November 20
    The Sims 3
    - Generations is overhyped. A few interactions are interesting but meh. I like flooding the school and throwing eggs on my neighbors' doors.
    - Seasons makes the game feel more alive but that doesn't mean it's THE best pack out there. A must-have for more realistic gameplay but it's also not all that.
    - Showtime is an amazing pack and so is Into The Future. They get too much flack and are overlooked imo.
    - Making your pet pee on other Sims is the best feature from Sims 3: Pets

    The Sims 4
    - Like in The Sims 3, Seasons is overhyped. A good pack but I don't think it deserves the hype it gets.
    - Realm of Magic and Get Famous are some of the best packs I've played. Alongside City Living.
    - Cats & Dogs gives the player more gameplay, and most of us know Sims 4 is lacking a good chunk of it, so I recommend this pack. Make your animals rebellious if you want more chaos.
    - Vampires is nice, but it gets boring after a while. The Build & Buy items are nice. The CAS items are great, I love them, especially the female boots - I use them when I want to give my Sims the "Gaslight Gatekeep Girlboss" vibe. I'm not interested in playing them 24/7 either, and I don't even use the world that much. So... it's not all that.
    - I love the Tragic Clown and making my Sims wear the outfit. I feel bad for him :(
    - Considering Cottage Living is the most expensive pack while on sale, I'm good with using Eco Lifestyle, Seasons and base game gardening and Off-The-Grid trait if I want to make my Sims farm and live a natural life. And maybe some mods too. In my opinion, while the pack looks nice, it's not worth buying it.
    - Get Together can be boring if you make a club like "Homework Club" or "Summer Activites Club" and then not make them do much or there's not a plot/story behind them. What I do like about it are the items, CAS, dancing stuff and if I want to gather more Sims in a place, I can just make a club for them. I like the fact you can make chaotic clubs. I know this isn't really a chaotic club but I made 4 clowns clean, cook and tend bars for a rich man and that's quite fun. Another fun club I like to do is the WooHoo club - they basically kiss and have woohoo. I also use the club feature if I want to organize my Sims in certain groups.
    - Extreme Violence Mod is pure chaos and I'm living for it. Turns my gameplay into mayhem.
    - Packs make the game better and playable. That, if you buy DLC with gameplay in it -not Island Living or Perfect Patio-. You know there's a problem when a game needs DLC in order to be playable and fun. Base game is boring.
    Post edited by sulfurstyless on
    1 Ambitions
    2 World Adventures
    3 University Life
    4 Generations
    5 Supernatural
    6 Seasons
    7 Showtime
    8 Island Paradise
    9 Pets
    10 Late Night
    11 Into The Future
  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 4,728 Member
    I love playing:
    Sims 3 Werewolves, Fairies & Genies
    Sims 3 Coloring everything.
    Sims 4 Aliens with the Batuu World
    Sims 4 Having being able to delete all the lots of my worlds & making them in a certain timeline era that's not in the present
  • EvilinPinkEvilinPink Posts: 49 Member
    bluedanube wrote: »
    Unpopular? Oh boy, this is right up my alley.

    1.) I didn't get the appeal of Cottage Living when they first announced it. I still don't.
    2.) The Landgraabs have overstayed their presence at the top of the chain and deserve to go into poverty by Sims 5.
    3.) That glitch many of us experienced where the surgeon penetrates through the expectant mom as they are giving birth? I don't want that fixed. That's Sims 4 at its peak.

    Cottage Living still looks boring and uninteresting me months later. I’ll probably get it when it’s on sale or not at all.
  • GirlFromIpanemaGirlFromIpanema Posts: 788 Member
    I don't mind that we aren't getting any new packs (not including kits) this year, in fact I'm more than okay with it.
    I'm having a really good time with my game at the moment and don't need any more packs to enhance my enjoyment right now.
  • ThriorThrior Posts: 245 Member
    I have zero interest for Cottage Living. Don't really know why that is. I grew up in a countryside, in a farm dedicated to crops, and I do like that sort of lifestyle, yet the Sims iteration just doesn't pique my interest at all.
  • haisinhaisin Posts: 488 Member
    I was hesitant to buy parenthood, because I thought kids making messes would be annoying, but I have realised I actually like that feature :joy:
  • ThetfordThetford Posts: 348 Member
    edited November 17
    While none of them interest me personally enough to go out and buy them, I'm not that offended by the presence of kits, nor do I think they are replacing other packs or being pulled from packs. To me it really seems like if these packs didn't exist, nothing would have filled this gap and the timetable to the next full pack would be unchanged.

    All but one of these kits contain only assets, not gameplay and presumably use artists and not developers or programmers, who are presumably working on other stuff (whether it's updates or packs), because the last time there was a huge gap in releases, people were complaining that there was no new content, and were speculating that the Sims 4 was at its end.

    I'm also confused by the people who were surprised that we are getting a 4th Kit and no new pack, even though when autumn began, we were literally told we would be getting 4 kits, updates, no new pack, and that autumn covers October, November and December.

    Essentially the kits are like getting some drinks at the bar while you wait for your table to be ready.
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