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Have you stopped playing TS4, how long, and why?

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  • vcosleyvcosley Posts: 872 Member
    2 years or longer
    Boring and glitches.
  • haisinhaisin Posts: 228 Member
    a few months
    Why have you stopped?
    This year I've just been so busy and tired from work at times that I just have had no inspiration to play and sometimes it just feels that I don't have enough time to get absorbed in playing during the weekends even if I wanted to play. It was the same thing last year when I was writing my thesis.

    There have also been perhaps weeks that I haven't played, because I haven't been inspired and have just wanted to have a break. It's good to have a little break at times. I do that with all the games I play.

    Have you purchased any expansion, GP or stuffed packs?
    Yes I have. I have 8 EPs, 8 GPs and 9 SPs. Some of them are from giveaways, so I haven't purchased all of them <3

    Do you play any other iterations regularly?
    Nope. I can't stand the graphics of TS3 and I played TS2 for yeaaars and it just doesn't inspire me anymore. I love TS1, but hardly ever play it.

    Are you interested in a TS5?
    Not really. I'm worried I won't like the art style and there will be so many things missing in the beginning. I'd like to have more things for TS4 and I still have a lot to play (I started playing less than two years ago).
  • AuroraskiesAuroraskies Posts: 728 Member
    a few weeks
    Haven't played the game more than a year. The intriguing and fanaticism among the so called "helpers" at AHQ are astonishing, and though I bought the game being asked to do so to help out, I lay it, and AHQ aside for long periods of a time. This forum and AHQ are the only ones I have ever visited, and they have not given me good impressions.

    I think that the Feedback section in this forum might work though, since there are at least more posts from The Sims Team here than there, so hopefully any suggestions about the game will be heard if posted here.
  • gothprincess4evergothprincess4ever Posts: 2,120 Member
    a few months
    I began playing semi-regularly about two weeks ago, but before that I hadn't played the game since mid-February.

    Why have you stopped playing?
    Mainly due to lack of ideas on my end. My biggest problem with The Sims 4 is the lack of long-term gameplay goals. I rarely play one single family longer than two generations anymore. I don't find big chunks of motivation, the way I used to do back in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 days. I think what the game lacks is long-term achievements. Not big ones, like rewards and stuff, but emotional achievements, like feeling attached to a specific family, being able to interlace aspects of various packs together, and having a level of difficulty in the game, making daily gameplay more challenging. The Sims 4 is just too easy for me. Compared to The Sims 2 for instance, it lacks unpredictability on the outcome of a relationship, a job (remember the random job cards in The Sims 2 and the subsequent termination of employment, that was something), the presence of diseases, burglars, and so on. I understand the perspective behind the absence of certain things, but I still feel it could become a bit more unpredictable without spoiling the T rating.

    Have you purchased any EPs, GPs, or SPs?
    Yes, I own all of them. I don't do it for completion purposes, but only due to the fact that the more content I own, the easier it is to be inspired by a certain detail or gameplay feature and begin playing again.

    Do you play any other iterations regularly?
    I play The Sims 3 once a week or so and I used to play The Sims 2 regularly until about two months ago. I've been taking a break from The Sims 2 ever since due to work overload and some family problems and just play The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 for about two or three hours during the weekends.

    Are you interested in a The Sims 5 game?
    Absolutely! I've been playing The Sims in general since 2002 (regularly, the previous two years I was playing it once every few weeks on my cousin's computer) and I've spent so much money, time, and love into it, so I'm not willing to stop, I just care for the series far too much. Let's hope it's worth it and makes the vast majority of Simmers happy!
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  • Winifred_WillowWinifred_Willow Posts: 366 Member
    a few months
    Why have you stopped?
    I stopped because it just wasn't holding my attention. I started playing Oblivion, Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online instead (so much fun with beautiful open worlds). I'm still playing those games but I've opened up TS4 a few times recently and played for a little while but it just seems like it's lacking something and I can't quite put my finger on it besides the stuff that I can list off that is missing from the game.

    Have you purchased any expansion, GP or stuffed packs?
    I own all of them because the game needs more stuff to do. I use mods and cc because the game needs it.

    Do you play any other iterations regularly?
    I love The Sims 3 but it runs rough on my computer, oddly. I remember when I first got the base game I spent literal hours entertained because it felt like a fleshed out game. I remember getting the TS4 base game too but although it was nice, it did not feel like a fleshed out game. Sadly it still doesn't feel complete even though I know the devs are trying.

    Are you interested in a TS5?
    I honestly couldn't say. I will wait and see but I'm skeptical on how good it will be.
  • MadameLeeMadameLee Posts: 31,768 Member
    I would be playing but I'm trying to figure out a problem with my computer- I'm done to testing RAM but I can't figure out how to get it to boot from USB
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  • awlchickawlchick Posts: 75 Member
    edited September 8
    a few months
    Too many bugs
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  • navyboy12navyboy12 Posts: 68 Member
    I stopped playing the sims for about 4 years due to the crashes and bugs that came with the updates! I was tired of trying to fix stuff when i was suppose to be enjoying the gameplay! I recently bought a new laptop which was a gaming laptop to start playing the sims again. Everything was going good for a couple of months until the recent update and now my game crashes ten minutes into playing the game. I have soaked alot of money into the sims the past ten years!!
  • SimmerGeorgeSimmerGeorge Posts: 1,399 Member
    a few months
    I get bored
    Where's my Sims 5 squad at?
  • KrayzieStrykerKrayzieStryker Posts: 2,617 Member
    1 year
    Well playing Sims 4 just let me think about playing Sims 3 again. So thats what I am doing than. I honestly miss my carpool from S3
  • Destin2016Destin2016 Posts: 499 Member
    edited September 11
    1 year
    It’s not fun to play anymore, I’m tried of the bugs, shallow gameplay, happy all the time sims, meaningless traits, whims, actions,etc.,
    I own quite a few of the packs.
    I play TS2, TS3, & The Sims Medieval, which are all fantastic games.
    The only way I would be interested in TS5 is if Will Wright develops it.
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  • BeardedgeekBeardedgeek Posts: 3,948 Member
    2 years or longer
    Why? It took too long before interesting content came out and I got bored. This was a year+ before Vampires came out. Then one day almost a year after Vampires came out I noticed it in Origin and came back... Have been a regular player since then but dropped off again to play some other games (primarily Forza Horizon 4 and Wreckfest), found out about the Star Wars pack, now going to order the missing Sims 3 packs I don't have and play that instead.
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  • amberlunezamberlunez Posts: 27 Member
    a few months
    A few months - but I always play in spurts. I obsessively play for a week or two, and then completely stop for months, and then start again. It's too time consuming for me to play regularly - I get real deep into it and don't do anything but play - so playing regularly is out of the question for me.
  • KLAlexisKLAlexis Posts: 438 Member
    edited September 17
    2 years or longer
    Why have you stopped?
    I lost my interest in the sims 4 (S4) the moment it was announced that toddlers wouldn't be in the game. I kept myself updated just in case something would draw me into the game but nope. Not even the return of toddlers got me. By that time it was too late. And I am so glad that I didn't put any money into this iteration.

    But, I got it for free when EA offered it that one year (free is the only way to get me to play it). I decided to check if my opinions would change by playing it but they did not. The charm that the S1 to 3 had that made me fall in love with them each was not in S4.. and will likely never be. If I do play S4 I have to be in the mood to play it. Which is rare.. My friend surprised me with S4 University and it's so dry. The only place to have fun at is the cafe. I can get lost for hours with S2, 3, and even 1. But S4? Unrecognizable to me.

    Have you purchased any expansion, GP or stuffed packs?
    I have not purchased any sims 4 related packs. University is the only pack I have because it was gifted to me by a friend.

    Do you play any other iterations regularly?
    I don't play any sims games regularly like I used to be able to. But, when I did and am able to, I still have the other sim iterations on consoles and my laptops. The best is sims 2 but my favorite is sims 3. I am playing sims 2 more at the moment, though. But, once I get a better laptop for sims 3 I'll be playing that one more.

    Are you interested in a TS5?
    I am being optimistically realistic about it. I am intrigued and interested in TS5. It is a chance for a new start. But, at the same time it's EA. So I won't get my hopes or trust up for them knowing full well of their track record. I'll need to see stuff before deciding if it's worthy of my commitment.
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  • ListentoToppDoggListentoToppDogg Posts: 2,093 Member
    1 year
    I just uninstalled TS4 yesterday and deleted everything TS4 related from my computer after not playing for 2 years. I realized that I have no desire to give EA anymore of my money and TS4 is already a mess, so there was no reason to keep it any longer. This game has only gotten worse and worse. Even if they hypothetically do add the content I've been wanting for years, it's sure to be implemented terribly. And again, I will not give EA money to finally get features that should have been in the game already.
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