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  • Noree_DoreeNoree_Doree Posts: 1,396 Member
    Cinebar wrote: »
    shorty943p wrote: »
    Anybody on this forum ever met Will Wright? Believe me, he was glad to be rid of the AI and autonomy problems.

    I'm sure he was glad to be rid of it as he stated one time building the sequel (TS2) was excruciating. There is a difference in route fail and implementation of game features that aren't even registering correctly which has nothing to do with autonomy or route issues.

    Idle autonomy must (in any game) have more in it's bag of tricks than drink water, or shoot hoops, and or dance or hug. The problem to me with idles in TS4 is the fact there is nothing in the bag for a Sim to do but a few things. It's why they do things over and over and over as if obsessed with an object or autonomy action. I would rather see route fail than the same idle choice over and over and over.

    I'm to the point I actually am expecting that Sims won't be able to knit in the knitting pack. lol This game has become that bad that we expect it.

    People can do whatever they want with their money. But I'm not going to be one to say "Don't get me wrong, I love TS4...but" no, I'm going to say "This thing is a mess and I'm not buying one more thing". Not oh, yeah, EL is real buggy but I'm ready to hand money over for Knitting. Geez my parents would roll over if they thought I was throwing good money after bad.

    I can hear it now, why are you going back out with that person after they dumped you, and broke your heart and treated you badly? Lol I won't buy because of voices in my head that taught me better.

    I completely agree with this. And I'm in the same page. I haven't played in such a long time. I think I opened my game in an attempt to renovate Sulani, but just stopped because I have no interest in finishing and playing the game right now. I still play the predecessors and I've really been focused on ACNH ( Finally got my island to 5 stars yay lol). I do like the idea of the nifty knitting stuff, but I'm not investing in anymore sims 4 packs. Ixve given this game too much of the benefit of the doubt and yet time and time again its proven to disappointment me. So I'm sorry Sims 4, but we're through. I'm breaking up with you! Haha
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  • To7mTo7m Posts: 5,287 Member
    Fillups44 wrote: »
    The Sims 4 has overall been a lot more stable for me than The Sims 3 was.

    Why even mention The Sims 3? This is about how buggy TS4 is!

    Despite what you wrote, The Sims 3 is a lot more stable than TS4. If it's not stable for you then you haven't installed the only two mods that you really need for it: MasterController and Overwatch.


    No. I don’t think it is my job to go to third party websites to download software to play a game that should just, you know, work. I don’t care how complicated it is; they made it, they can fix it, they choose not to.

    —T
  • BotchedParrotBotchedParrot Posts: 8 New Member
    > @silentcyborg said:
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    > My sims are also obsessed with drinking water, even without mods. It's frustrating when they ignore other needs to do so.
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    > I'm generally easygoing with bugs, as I get game dev is difficult/unpredictable. I'm fine with a handfull of minor bugs or 1-2 major ones (I successfully played pc LA Noir which required a mod to run - fun times), but ts4 has multiple, many of which are game breaking, and grow with each pack/update. It's honestly the buggiest game I've ever played, and my mods folder is host to a growing number of fixes, which I'd expect of an indie game, not a (very) expensive AAA title.

    I got another weird one, and I don't know if it is a thing. It certainly does not look like a mod problem, given the mechanics. I have this household with a couple young kids. Had them start their homework simultaneously, and I had the patriarch do something else. There was never a problem with both kids doing the same thing at the same time and they'll find a path to wherever they like doing their homework. But one day, at least one of them had their book out while walking, and all of a sudden they stopped going where they needed to go. The book one of them had on the way completely disappeared as well! Hasn't happened before but I think it was because somehow both kids were targeting the same spot and one of them already got there first. But losing the book was most inconvenient. I've accidentally left a book behind on a lot before and it disappeared, but never like this!

    Either I have to rebuy the book and make them do it, or I could just start over by reloading my save before all that. Problematic if you forget to save, also inconvenient to have to replace it, like some appliances after they break (had to replace one once when food got stuck in it and I couldn't cook anything - wasn't like it needed any repair!). Fortunately I had saved before I did any of that, so it was no problem reloading, but I imagine that would cause a headache if it keeps happening or when one forgets to do so.

    I have a few other gripes about things which I feel should be turned around, but I have to live with the current "features" as they are.
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 18,640 Member
    edited August 1

    I completely agree with this. And I'm in the same page. I haven't played in such a long time. I think I opened my game in an attempt to renovate Sulani, but just stopped because I have no interest in finishing and playing the game right now. I still play the predecessors and I've really been focused on ACNH ( Finally got my island to 5 stars yay lol). I do like the idea of the nifty knitting stuff, but I'm not investing in anymore sims 4 packs. Ixve given this game too much of the benefit of the doubt and yet time and time again its proven to disappointment me. So I'm sorry Sims 4, but we're through. I'm breaking up with you! Haha
    ACNH is a great game. I have been enjoying it a lot. Stardew Valley is a ton of fun too. There is also a new game called Ooblets which inspired the game Paralives that Simmers have been enjoying too. I get tired of the assumption that just because someone is a Simmer, they only have to play the Sims games. That isn't what being a real gamer is about. Being a gamer means playing more than just one game whether it is video games, card games, or tabletop games. I truly feel sorry for people who have only played the Sims in their lifetime. There is such a vast array of entertainment for gamers now of days especially with indie gaming being more accepted now. It is like someone only wanting to wear one brand name of clothing. What a boring life that would be. I have been enjoying Farm Together and Planet Zoo lately too.
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  • CynnaCynna Posts: 2,049 Member
    Scobre wrote: »
    ACNH is a great game. I have been enjoying it a lot. Stardew Valley is a ton of fun too. There is also a new game called Ooblets which inspired the game Paralives that Simmers have been enjoying too. I get tired of the assumption that just because someone is a Simmer, they only have to play the Sims games. That isn't what being a real gamer is about. Being a gamer means playing more than just one game whether it is video games, card games, or tabletop games. I truly feel sorry for people who have only played the Sims in their lifetime. There is such a vast array of entertainment for gamers now of days especially with indie gaming being more accepted now. It is like someone only wanting to wear one brand name of clothing. What a boring life that would be. I have been enjoying Farm Together and Planet Zoo lately too.

    I'm dying to try ACNH, but I'm not willing to buy a Switch in order to do it. I've heard that it can be played on PC so I've been looking into that (if it's legal).

    Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with everything that you've said. There's room and so many games for everyone, it doesn't have to be life or a loyalty choice.
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  • ScobreScobre Posts: 18,640 Member
    Cynna wrote: »
    Scobre wrote: »
    ACNH is a great game. I have been enjoying it a lot. Stardew Valley is a ton of fun too. There is also a new game called Ooblets which inspired the game Paralives that Simmers have been enjoying too. I get tired of the assumption that just because someone is a Simmer, they only have to play the Sims games. That isn't what being a real gamer is about. Being a gamer means playing more than just one game whether it is video games, card games, or tabletop games. I truly feel sorry for people who have only played the Sims in their lifetime. There is such a vast array of entertainment for gamers now of days especially with indie gaming being more accepted now. It is like someone only wanting to wear one brand name of clothing. What a boring life that would be. I have been enjoying Farm Together and Planet Zoo lately too.

    I'm dying to try ACNH, but I'm not willing to buy a Switch in order to do it. I've heard that it can be played on PC so I've been looking into that (if it's legal).

    Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with everything that you've said. There's room and so many games for everyone, it doesn't have to be life or a loyalty choice.
    I would recommend buying it from Nintendo directly because online it is inflated right now. Also pro controller is wonderful if anyone has any joint pain playing games like I do.
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  • lyralyra Posts: 415 Member
    edited August 2
    I just loaded up the game after a long time to try it out again. I regret it. The bugs are so numerous, and take you out of the immersion so frequently that it's very frustrating to play.

    Note that I do not and never have played with mods or CC.

    What I experienced while playing only 10 minutes:

    -Sims get frozen in place, one action locked into their queue and they refuse to move - I had to hard reset each sim, sometimes I have to quit the game completely and restart
    -Can't give toddler a bath, action is cancelled x10 times no matter how I try to do it - have a hard time feeding them too in high chair
    -3x Speed up time stalls, not advancing time at all
    -Sim thinks there's an object in his way and there's not

    It's just so frustrating and I want to enjoy the game but they really need to start fixing bugs - this game is expensive and while a few bugs are expected, there should not be the amount there is for the price they ask. It seems there are so many bugs that really hinder players' enjoyment.
  • ClarionOfJoyClarionOfJoy Posts: 1,135 Member
    To7m wrote: »
    Fillups44 wrote: »
    The Sims 4 has overall been a lot more stable for me than The Sims 3 was.

    Why even mention The Sims 3? This is about how buggy TS4 is!

    Despite what you wrote, The Sims 3 is a lot more stable than TS4. If it's not stable for you then you haven't installed the only two mods that you really need for it: MasterController and Overwatch.


    No. I don’t think it is my job to go to third party websites to download software to play a game that should just, you know, work. I don’t care how complicated it is; they made it, they can fix it, they choose not to.

    —T


    Oh the irony! That's exactly what you have to do with TS4, except you would require much more than two mods just to make TS4 run properly, lol!


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  • GoldmoldarGoldmoldar Posts: 10,763 Member
    To7m wrote: »
    Fillups44 wrote: »
    The Sims 4 has overall been a lot more stable for me than The Sims 3 was.

    Why even mention The Sims 3? This is about how buggy TS4 is!

    Despite what you wrote, The Sims 3 is a lot more stable than TS4. If it's not stable for you then you haven't installed the only two mods that you really need for it: MasterController and Overwatch.


    No. I don’t think it is my job to go to third party websites to download software to play a game that should just, you know, work. I don’t care how complicated it is; they made it, they can fix it, they choose not to.

    —T


    Oh the irony! That's exactly what you have to do with TS4, except you would require much more than two mods just to make TS4 run properly, lol!


    Yes, because some of the problems that were inherent in Sims 3 is inherent in Sims 4 as well the Sims relies more an A.I, system which does require tweaking especially when new packs are installed and intertwine with code with previous packs and if not done regularly and important to take care of any bugs before laying down new code instead of patching as you go and EA/Maxis has an poor track record doing this and all said is from observation.
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