Whether it is PC games, mobile or console.
Correct me if these are in a Sims 2 Expansion I do not have yet!
If you know of a good mod that may support these ideas or someone elses' comment, feel free to share them.
☆ Breastfeeding!! I love that you can do that in TS4. It is so touching. Also taking a pregnancy test and becoming sad if it is negative. I think this would work well for a family sim, but can be a bad memory for a romance sim.
☆ Moodlets from TS3. I think it would make sims more dynamic! The personalities are already great, but I like how moodlets describe EXACTLY how your specific sim feels about something. You can assume why your sim is doing something in TS2, for example shy sims will dance much more discreetly. This is of course because they are shy. Moodlets with descriptions can explain why. While I do like exploring actions and seeing why one sim does something one way and another does it differently without it being spelled out to me, there are other benefits to moodlets too.
For example, in TS2 i dont bother brushing my sims teeth or grooming in the mirror. I dont know if it adds a hygiene boosts or not, but if it does its a negligible amount. With a moodlet, it tells me that my sims feel fresh from doing so and adds a boost to their happiness in TS3. The offside to this though is if I add too many "happy boosting" actions it can end up like TS4, where if you drink enough juice or something you will stop being sad when your dad dies. But I think if the boost is small enough it will not change. But I dont want the emotion system from TS4, and in TS2 when a mate cheats or dies they will randomly cry anyway with a thought bubble showing the deceased or cheating, so we do not need an emotion system anyways.
Even moodlets that do nothing, like the "its dark" moodlet when you have no lights does no positive or negative to needs, but I like seeing how my sims feel about it.
☆ Id like to see some traits reworked as quirks or characteristics. I don't think traits should replace the personality system. They are not deep/dynamic enough. But I think they should be added. For example, being a vegetarian is NOT a personality. But I think it should work as a quirk/trait, still allowing your sim to have a specific diet. You could have 2 or 3 options like that to add to your sim that doesnt affect their personality per say but specific to a sim. "Traits" like being a vegetarian, technophobe, never nude, loves the heat, likes dogs, hates art etc. They alone are not enough for a personality but are good for adding details to a sim.
What are your ideas?
The Sims has currently lost its identity. Bring it back for TS5Personality,depth,humor,consequences,lore,customization.