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  • tatselktatselk Posts: 21 Member
    1. Ability to enter different types of schools (e.g. boarding school, military school) which can impact the types of University courses your Sim can gain acceptance into and/or the level at which your Sim enter a career

    2. Ability to choose extra elective modules to study (e.g. doing these modules can help improve Sims' school performance, as well as their chances of getting scholarships/acceptance into University)

    3. More after-school activities which should matter more (i.e. less like the Scouts from Seasons and more like the Organisations from Discover University) (e.g. if you were in Art Club as a teen, you are more likely to gain acceptance into related University courses like Fine Arts or Art History or begin a related career at a higher level)

    4. Teen-specific events (e.g. field trips, graduation, formal dances, sleepovers)

    6. Teen-specific aspirations which can be modeled on cliques/stereotypes (e.g. a Geek King/Queen aspiration can include goals like getting an A in high school and becoming a senior member of the Science Society).
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  • ScobreScobre Posts: 19,200 Member
    Active school system, hormones and growing pains and acne and learning how to shave and getting body hair for the first time. Learning to drive and having some work from home part time jobs. It would be neat to have online schooling too and prep for college with classes. I would love a mall lot for them to visit too. I would like them to sneak out and got caught by police again. I would like some activities for them to do as well like going to dances and sleepovers and sports games. I think it would be good for them to deal with some consequences too like with cyberbullying and dealing with fear and enduring emotional struggles. I find teenagers is an important stage in social skills and how they will interact with people later on in life.
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  • SERVERFRASERVERFRA Posts: 2,125 Member
    The teens should be a little shorter than the young adults. Also, it would be nice if the teens had their own personality & look from the young adults.
  • Placebo7Placebo7 Posts: 104 Member
    They should act different, look different, and do different things than adults and children. That would make it a meaningful life stage. Other versions had teens that looked younger, shorter, etc. Why is TS4 so BAD AT THIS? How lazy are we being with details, Team?

    They should have different aspirations (oh yeah, we don't have aspirations so...) like having a first kiss, a relationship, or becoming valedictorian, or pulling pranks, or sneaking out, or trying "juice," etc. These should be dictated by their personalities (oh yeah, no personalities).

    They should have special events, like in TS 3: prom, homecoming, sports events, graduation.

    It's not even hard to think of this, and HELLO, THIS IS WHAT YOUR PREVIOUS FRANCHISES HAD. But they do not care that teens are indistinguishable from adults and therefore lack all meaning. They just don't.
  • AyradyssAyradyss Posts: 894 Member
    Felicity wrote: »
    The height arguments about teens honestly don't make any sense... because there are actually A LOT of teenagers who are taller than their parents (especially boys). Why do teens have to be shorter by default? Making them have younger looking bodies and faces is one thing... but height? That's not exactly set in stone.

    it makes perfect sense -- Sims heights in no way represent real life. Every single sim from teen on is the exact same height. I'd love height realism, but since we don't have it, we can use height for other purposes, like signifying less maturity.

    This is exactly how I feel. It's not a matter of 'realism.' It's that height in The Sims is used (or at least was used) to visibly differentiate between ages/life stages. I for one like that differentiation and would prefer to have it back again.
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  • bookish_sammybookish_sammy Posts: 42 Member
    I'm a high school teacher and would love to see teens improved in the game. My students are heavily involved in clubs and sports. Dances are a big deal. They always do huge proposals for these dances. My kids make banners, bring flowers, etc. to ask their dates to the dances. We have three major ones every year: homecoming, Sadie Hawkins, and prom. Our school also hosts a massive Halloween carnival with games, food, trick-or-treating, and a haunted house run by students. They love to play pranks (especially the senior prank). Themed spirit weeks happen prior to dances, winter break, and graduation. It would be cool to send them to school in a costume or pajamas. Parties are also common.

    Teens are emotional and have mood swings. One day they're your best friend, and the next day they hate the world. Most of them are impulsive and say or do things before they think it through. Hygiene is an issue for some of them, and it leads to really bad b.o. and acne. The game could possibly reflect this with quicker deterioration of hygiene for teens only. They can add acne cream or face wash and spray deodorant to the game. Haha. They are also extremely passionate about their interests and fandoms.

    I'd love to see a return of sneaking out, running away, and school events. Different school types would also be awesome. I'd even say that the addition of a trade/career/performing arts school would be cool. Kids could select a program and gain some skills from it. I don't know. Kids need more to do and more places to go. It would also be the perfect time to introduce driveable cars into the game, so teens can learn to drive, go on dates, or restore an old car with or without the help of a parent. Maybe even add a Sonic Burger type restaurant where Sims on roller skates deliver food to cars. My students usually work jobs at the mall or a fast food joint. Maybe a babysitting career can be added for teens. Sorry for the long post. I know that this is pretty much all wishful thinking.
  • RBLamberthRBLamberth Posts: 12 New Member
    There's special traits only available for toddlers. Couldn't there be special ones for teenagers? I think like rebel, emo, gamer, lots of popular, or other traits. A lot of teenagers is often going through a stage and just because they are emo as a teen they don't have to be gloomy as an adult....
  • RBLamberthRBLamberth Posts: 12 New Member
    I know this probably also is about kids but im gonna say it anyway. It would be so nice if the kids/teens learned skills in school! o_o
  • RBLamberthRBLamberth Posts: 12 New Member
    > @Scobre said:
    > Active school system, hormones and growing pains and acne and learning how to shave and getting body hair for the first time. Learning to drive and having some work from home part time jobs. It would be neat to have online schooling too and prep for college with classes. I would love a mall lot for them to visit too. I would like them to sneak out and got caught by police again. I would like some activities for them to do as well like going to dances and sleepovers and sports games. I think it would be good for them to deal with some consequences too like with cyberbullying and dealing with fear and enduring emotional struggles. I find teenagers is an important stage in social skills and how they will interact with people later on in life.

    Yea i would really love this stuff too. But if they made a mall expansion some of the clothes would have to cost money and not be available for free in CAS. And hey who says that's a bad idea? Right now your sim can walk around in an expensive dress while not being able to pay the bill! And besides all that it would actually give clothing stores from the EP get to work a purpose....
  • ChadSims2ChadSims2 Posts: 3,847 Member
    - The most important thing to improve teens for me is to be able to follow them with active high school adults have many careers you can follow if you decide but teens are in a rabbit hole
    - Best friends and enemies and unique interactions and systems to support this
    - Learning to drive
    - Teen parties
    - Bad hygiene can cause break outs and cause embarrassment depending on traits
    - Pranks and picking on younger siblings and other teens
    - Prom and graduation not a rabbit hole
    - Rebellious Trait
    - School cliques
    - Teen hobbies
    Sims 4 went from "You Rule" to "One of the stories we want you to tell"
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