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Disgusting Concepts

Meat walls...who wants that in their house? Are the Sims turning into 'Silent Hill'? WooHoo in a dumpster...there's nothing quite like saying 'I Love You' unless you've woohooed in a dumpster. Dumpster diving is equally uncool...that's what rats do! Literally!
I'm so disappointed in this expansion...total let-down from start to finish. Bug growing and harvesting for fuel and food? Really??
It's disgusting!...and I'm a poor working class guy! But this is grim and certainly not fun!

Comments

  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    I disagree Nindigo...that's all it's ever been up until now, and we're almost at the end of its life-cycle. This drives a political narrative for sure. However, the implementation is awful...do you want meat walls growing in your kitchen, do you want to go dumpster diving like a rat? We are not animals and neither are our sims...they deserve better than this! I love my sims, I live with them everyday...they are part of my world. But I don't want them woo-hooing in garbage or dumpster diving like rodents...or 'free love'...forgot about that!
  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    It's all so degrading...can you not see that? Am I blinded by a greater, more expansive truth? It's grim from start to finish. The worst expansion ever.
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 348 Member
    I think it's fun, the sims has always had quirky concepts like dumpster woohoo, that's one of the best things about the game imo. Agree that I don't like the meat thing though, it's a bit weird I won't be using it. I get that it's supposed to be "fake meat" but as a vegetarian I still find the imagery gross
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  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    I absolutely don't expect agreement on this site. But I was never looking for agreement. I wanted a platform to voice my concerns...the Sims are changing...not for the better. This expansion is not fun...it's really horrible in many ways. Bug eating, bug harvesting...I know it's a game, but the concepts are grim.
  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    @GalacticGal...thank you! At least you can see where I'm coming from. It's not fun.
  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 872 Member
    I built a community center with space for a homeless sim and there will eventually be a meat wall as I want it to have a Silence of the Lambs vibe. That same lot also has a bubbles den. :lol: I quite like the dumpster, all community lots in my game are going to get one. Dumpster woohoo I guess is a way for sims to have drunk woohoo in a dark alley way after a pub crawl.
  • netney52netney52 Posts: 301 Member
    OP I understand where you are coming from. The dumpster stuff doesn’t bother me but the meat wall I find disturbing even though it is faux meat. The main one I find horrid is being able to recycle urns and tombstones this really disturbs me. I know sims is quirky and I embrace that about the game but the tombstone thing for me is too much.
  • Bluebeard45Bluebeard45 Posts: 3,491 Member
    The dumpster does not bother me seeing how most folks in real world survive from dumpster. But the meat wall was just to odd for me. Massage the meat. Name the meat.
  • KaeChan2089KaeChan2089 Posts: 4,133 Member
    Oooo I love Silent Hill (sorry long time fan had to comment)

    But agree, dumpster woohoo is revolting. Actually people living in trash and totally okay with it is gross...
    And the overall buggy mess the expansion is...:(
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  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    @SimmerGeorge...I'm not looking for a simulation, I wouldn't be playing Sims otherwise. This expansion is degrading to our sims...we're in the 21st century and our sims are rummaging about in garbage, woo-hooing in garbage, eating bugs instead of meat, harvesting bugs for energy...meat walls that look like they came out of Doom 3. You guys can defend this all you like...I'm done.
  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 872 Member
    @SimmerGeorge...I'm not looking for a simulation, I wouldn't be playing Sims otherwise. This expansion is degrading to our sims...we're in the 21st century and our sims are rummaging about in garbage, woo-hooing in garbage, eating bugs instead of meat, harvesting bugs for energy...meat walls that look like they came out of Doom 3. You guys can defend this all you like...I'm done.

    Well, at least the bugs and the meat are being comfortable.
  • Faraway_SonFaraway_Son Posts: 59 Member
    This is my last post. I don't want to be a nuisance. I just wanted to express my feelings about this expansion pack. I have bought every pack so far...but I simply cannot buy this and I've tried to convince myself to buy it...and I failed. Heartbroken is way to strong a terminology...but I am seriously disappointed. I hope the next pack will be better!
  • KiniHokulaniKiniHokulani Posts: 590 Member
    The dumpster WooHoo, bug stuff, and the meat wall are pretty gross, yes. I'm not interested in doing or using those concepts at all once I get the expansion on sale. I get that EA/Maxis is trying to be innovative with the game, but I'm sure they knew it wasn't going to be for everyone. Thank goodness it's all optional, including a lot of the N.A.P.
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  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 872 Member
    This is my last post. I don't want to be a nuisance. I just wanted to express my feelings about this expansion pack. I have bought every pack so far...but I simply cannot buy this and I've tried to convince myself to buy it...and I failed. Heartbroken is way to strong a terminology...but I am seriously disappointed. I hope the next pack will be better!


    There is fizzy juice, and candle making, pretty furniture and lovely windows, and you can totally avoid the grimy stuff if you don't want it in your game.
  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 1,354 Member
    @Faraway_Son Some cultures eat insects and its not a big deal.

    Everything else though is not appealing to me though. Free love, dumpster whoohoo etc

    Dumpster diving isn't all that bad looking for different items and things you need. Kinda like thrifting, scavenging along those lines

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  • InuMiroLoverInuMiroLover Posts: 465 Member
    Im certainly not complaining! Im having alot of fun with sims that just live in trash. Plus, alot of the BB this time around is coming in handy for my dirty grimy builds.
    And I still find that meat wall hilarious. If there's a mod around that will turn it from "faux" to "100% Grade A mystery meat", Im downloading that immediately.
  • LadyKynLadyKyn Posts: 2,904 Member
    edited June 14
    Gotta love that nice crunch from the eco-friendly bug meals. :p

    I've been wanting dumpsters in this game for a long time. I remembered dumpster diving from the Urbz and always liked it. Was glad they implemented it in this game. Nice addition for me playing my rags to riches for a sim or just letting them live in squalor to be a general panhandling hobo that naps in dumpsters if they don't have a tent.

    The cowplant meat wall I thought was funny. Can even use it in any meal that requires fruit, vegetables or otherwise.

    Can understand that it's not for everyone, but I really appreciate them doing different new packs. If they didn't wouldn't have ones people are use to seeing now (University, Seasons etc.). I know there are many that can use this to their advantage with more off the grid options when playing those period related challenges or just how they play in general.

    Not every pack will be for everyone for sure.
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  • calaprfycalaprfy Posts: 2,504 Member
    This thread has made me realise nothing much offends me. I've had group 🌺🌺🌺🌺 with Partihaus, for example.
  • SimmerGeorgeSimmerGeorge Posts: 467 Member
    calaprfy wrote: »
    This thread has made me realise nothing much offends me. I've had group 🌺🌺🌺🌺 with Partihaus, for example.

    I LOVE that! They are all pretty attractive though so makes sense.
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  • logionlogion Posts: 1,175 Member
    edited June 14
    I don't find many things appealing in this pack either. It would make more sense to me if they had recycling stations instead of digging through the trash themselves. And also provide plant-based meat or biofuel that the sims could buy themselves instead of forcing your own sims to do it in bizarre ways because they don't have the infrastructure to make this stuff.

  • BabySquareBabySquare Posts: 7,796 Member
    I get where you're coming from OP, although I personally wouldn't go as far to to say they're disgusting, more gross/unsavoury but that's just my opinion.

    I do like the idea of making candles and the auroras, and I did initially like the idea of juice making, until, as I'm slowly learning, a lot of harvestables create 'suspicious' juice or whatever it is - I don't want that, and I'm not prepared to pay even half price for a couple of small interesting features.

    I've learnt today that turning off the eco thing in the options menu doesn't actually stop it, it just hides the UI - that's a dealbreaker for me.

    I haven't even patched yet as I hear the patch has had a lot of breakig/negative effects.
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