So, I want to share some stuff that I have been up to for a year now and how it has effect me and my game.
Since last summer, I decided to entirely re-build all my worlds. It was frustrating enough as it is due to the forced lot placement- size- environment scenery restrictions. It took me months of deciding, editing, then again changing my mind due to those restrictions, re-doing everything, cause it also became 'outdated' with the release of new packs etc. and then again changing my planning project system etc. I am still not there btw... *sigh*
Then I came to the conclusion that I do not want to continue my household stories, when I am in the middle of this great building project, so haven't really fully played for almost a year now. But i am eager to. Just can't, cause I feel my worlds are a mess.
I learned some great game play improvement methods here and there where the creation of clubs and the sims behavior within, could have a huge impact on how my game would run. It would be more realistic, more logic, more organized and specific lots would be visited by sims that actually make sense to gather around in such places.
Then I soon realized that I would delete the 'unwanted' sims and then also need a lot more new sims in my game that were actually made by real people instead of the randomizer we all have in our game. Sims just don't make sense when it's left up to a computer. I would need a bunch of sims that would fill up the 100 (I am exaggerating
) clubs I had in mind to give my world a lively vibe where my households could actually really successfully find friends, soulmates, other celebrity friends or just use certain sims along their journey in their life. The circle needed to be bigger to not bump in the same sims all the time as well.
Meanwhile, I daily stroll on Instagram and see SO many good sims 4 builds that I want and need in my game (I tell myself). I save them and have to make another side plan to actually find ways to have them fit with my other plan and then again.. the many lot restrictions. Half of my builds in the world are my own and the other half are from other creators that i tried to fit in due to these restrictions. Even in this way, I still spend so much time editing. It's crazy.
What I am trying to say is, shouldn't this all just be a lot easier??!! I am close to a year to make my game nice and fun to play with, but it has been a serious pain to do so. Do you think it is important for the developers to make this a lot easier in the future? I believe so. And how?
Starting by editing the town from the world map, an open world with free lot placement of any size, choosing scenery, climate and other world behaviour and background drops/builds, choosing behavior of sims in each sub-hood like we got in the latest pack, but more focus on that for the future of The Sims. Also creating clubs from the world map just through the manage sims/household menu.
Every few days I start my game with some new motivation to start working on my projects again, but I soon enough feel overwhelmed by the restricted options and lack of ease when it comes to editing OUR world in the way we desire with simple tools like: editing, creating clubs and setting sub-hood behavior.
What's you opinion about this and have you gone through something similar like this where you wanted to re-do your entire worlds? Let's talk about it