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Should sims go through puberty?

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I think it would make the game more interesting than just having stages of life.

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  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 5,888 Member
    No thanks! Don't want to experience THAT monstrosity again.
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  • KathykinsKathykins Posts: 1,554 Member
    No thanks! Don't want to experience THAT monstrosity again.

    Must agree with this.
  • PlayerSinger2010PlayerSinger2010 Posts: 2,709 Member
    Oh please, no!
  • LeaselmaryLeaselmary Posts: 108 Member
    They have mood swings as teens already.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 32,558 Member
    No, there are quite a few accidents that happen to children going through puberty which is and can be very embarrassing. It think I don't want to see those sort of things in The Sims games. lol
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  • BMSOBMSO Posts: 3,090 Member
    Uh, No.
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  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 2,497 Member
    Leaselmary wrote: »
    They have mood swings as teens already.

    I thought so too. Do those mood swings and 'phases' not count as puberty?
  • MeowchaFrappeMeowchaFrappe Posts: 400 Member
    No thank you. Going through puberty was a pain in the... well, a lot of stuff. I really don't care to re-live that. Not even virtually.
  • CamkatCamkat Posts: 2,283 Member
    Hard pass on this. They have mood swings. That's enough. I think if you have parenthood you can also give your sims facial break outs and that's enough reality for me.
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  • dearie_blossomdearie_blossom Posts: 359 Member
    Yes. It would make them feel like actual teens instead of slimmer young adults that go to rabbit hole schools.
  • friendlysimmersfriendlysimmers Posts: 6,873 Member
    no i clearly do not went to see this feature in the sims4 game
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  • StrawberryYogurtStrawberryYogurt Posts: 2,135 Member
    In ts2 theyd also get acne as teenagers. But no puberty cycle please. Leave that to modders if anything
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  • izecsonizecson Posts: 2,722 Member
    General puberty phase I'm down, but gender specific. no.
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  • ClousinatorsClousinators Posts: 375 Member
    Maybe its just with the parenthood pack but I feel like when the sim kids go through their phases is probably the closest they will get to puberty
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,703 Member
    Mood swings, and acne are a pretty good representation of puberty, without having to go into potentially inappropriate detail.
    The only additional thing that could be added to the concept, would be for teens to obsess over things, like particular books, movies, music, and celebrities.
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  • fruitsbasket101fruitsbasket101 Posts: 1,438 Member
    I think what we have now as far as that goes is fine. Maybe the addition of acne breakouts but other than that no.
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  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,157 Member
    No. They might put in the menopause and men's mid-life crisis too! :o
  • ktalexanderktalexander Posts: 35 Member
    Movotti wrote: »
    The only additional thing that could be added to the concept, would be for teens to obsess over things, like particular books, movies, music, and celebrities.

    I love this idea!!
    Simburian wrote: »
    No. They might put in the menopause and men's mid-life crisis too! :o

    I think it would be an interesting little touch to have a female Sim, a few days before ageing up to an elder, start fanning herself and getting overheated moodlets at random.

    I'm all for changes that make the life stages more different than just what the Sims look like. Currently, I think all of the Sims from teenager to elder are too similar.
  • AngeliqueAdelaideAngeliqueAdelaide Posts: 531 Member
    Not interested
  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 2,501 Member
    edited November 2020
    I mean I guess the question would be what exactly would going through puberty mean? I myself as a girl don't remember anything "specific" happen besides a few girly issues. Some people get acne and we already have mood swings. What else could there be?

    And remember not ALL teens even get acne. It's a hormonal imbalance and many adults may also get it.
    And mentally everyone ages and acts differently.
    I just can't think of what could be added.
    I'd personally much rather just have a highschool pack with teen drama and activities.
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  • TamakiSakura84TamakiSakura84 Posts: 543 Member
    edited November 2020
    Simburian wrote: »
    No. They might put in the menopause and men's mid-life crisis too! :o

    TS3 Generations had a chance of midlife crisis for adult Sims.
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,157 Member
    Simburian wrote: »
    No. They might put in the menopause and men's mid-life crisis too! :o

    TS3 Generations had a chance of midlife crisis for adult Sims.

    Yes, probably but when I played Generations I didn't touch it. Bad memories. :#
  • NushnushganayNushnushganay Posts: 8,087 Member
    I'm in the no camp as well. For one, timing it is very hard, as it starts at like 8 or 9 for some, and not til 14 or later for others, and doesn't happen as a singular event but a slow and ongoing series of visible and not-visible changes and isn't as readily leant to standardizing.

    They'd also need to have a different timeline and way of playing out puberty for each sex, and possibly, to be fair, add in an intersex category because let's face it, not everyone is actually even physically neatly binary even though we are a mammalian species and do generally and usually come in male or female, anatomically. So a certain small percentage of Sims would need to be intersex.

    Then, to be fair also, there needs to be acknowledgement of the end-game, the midlife hormonal changes and/or declines that affect men and women and intersex people, again, on differing but overlapping timelines, to differing but overlapping degrees...

    They could handle it with the same slapdash stereotyping as is done with teen puberty, standardizing it to a shallow formula of: erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, fat gain, depression, and the buying of a little red sportscar for males, and for females, alternating between rage and tears, depression, muscle loss and fat gain also, and unpredictable changes in libido also, and...whatever the female analogue is to the buying of a little red sportscar, in the stereotypes.

    I can see lots of reasons to leave it alone.
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  • Chicklet453681Chicklet453681 Posts: 1,115 Member
    That's a big fat no for me, that's not something I would be interested. I have 3 girls in RL who are each 5 years apart in age, I did female teens for 15 years straight, one would turn 18 and then the next one would turn 13 that same year and then repeat again .... so no thank you!
  • afternoonbaboonafternoonbaboon Posts: 232 Member
    Puberty? Probably not, but it depends on what that entails. Lifestages being actually different from each other? 100 times yes. As people have mentioned above we already have mood swings, and if you use mods, Slice Of Life has an amazing skincare and menstruation system. I think instead of adding more lifestages that will have barely any decent CAS items and 0 gameplay depth, we just need to improve what we have already.
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