The more we find out about the new Eco expansion, the more it feels like a knock off for what we really want, or what some of us want, myself included.
Sulani, Stranger Ville and Eco's new world all have the same thing, world progression, environmental awareness, it's own little storyline which changes on how your sims live, without your sims themselves living around it.
Like with everything else, this is a cheap stand-in for what the game NEEDS, Somehow eco went from an idea for a stuff pack to an expansion! None of us would've minded it as a game pack because then it would've made sense, more than a stuff pack but not enough to be a full-blown DLC, because it isn't! No hate to the Staff or whoever runs the content team because I'm looking forward to this new content, it looks amazing and my sims story will be so much better because of the content style (I'm doing a gta v household story and I need dumpster diving for Trevor), but what grinds my gears is the blatant disregard of Story Progression and how instead of just throwing it into an update with the whole "EXCITING BASE GAME CONTENT COMING SOON", they've stuck it on a survey board leaving story makers biting their fingernails, scared that it'll be lost to something else when such a feature can easily be added via an update, with the same toggles as Eco is confirmed to be having, so if someone doesn't want it, they can turn it off, but if they do want it, they can have it on and their sims' lives can be up to the game to decide.
Have all of my threads recently been about SP? Yes.
Will I ever stop talking about it? Probably not, because as a veteran simmer whose favorite of the series was obviously sims 3, it's painful to have gone from such a leap to this burning pile of leaves covered in horse muck that's being sold to us as the newer gen, the best of the sims, the evolution that somehow makes sims 1 and 2, even better than it was before! REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT OF PC'S IT'S SYSTEM DESTROYED.
We have pets, seasons, toddlers, quite a few feature's we've been asking for since release, I will happily throw down my sword if Story Progression and improved babies make it into the game because all this simmer wants, is realism and the ability to treat my sims as people, because the sims are meant to be people, virtual creatures based on us, and ironically, the early 2000s got it better than the latest version has in its 7 years of life!
Throughout the sims 4, I have braved every wave, every expansion/rumor/piece of news with the hope something missed on released was getting added to the game, right now, the most I can see my sims life getting is a ladder and some rocking chairs, and dumpster diving for Trevor, that's it, when back in the day, every pack was mindblowing as we went from seasons to pets to aliens, to werewolves to fairies and so much more, nowadays, I'm excited about a ladder and fearful of a survey having something I've loved for so long getting smudged over for more trees or a cute hairstyle.
Yes, they can't confirm anything because of rules/contracts or even fully take on board our requests but as I keep saying, a simple reply with "Maybe" or "It's possible" or "It's likely" or "If simmers want it enough",
Because this simmer wants Story Progression so much, story progression and improved babies, I don't need open worlds or cars or even a ladder (Tho it's nice, I wanna build an attic for Trevor to hide in when Michael's angry at him), yes obviously I don't at all speak for anyone apart from myself! But from a simmer whose constantly afraid of something good getting ignored, please, add Story progression, add it so our worlds aren't one crumbling society constantly needing our intervention to stay alive.
I cannot keep bouncing from house to house, forcing people together when the game could easily matchmake for me and surprise us with adorable/strange couple pairings! I need to know If Bob Pancakes finds himself a better partner if he has the choice! I NEED TO KNOW!