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The Sims 4 - Top 5 Questions About Kits

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EA_LeelooEA_Leeloo Posts: 2,020 EA Staff (retired)
Sul sul Simmers!

The Sims 4 Kits are here! 🎉 Many of you watched the Dev Livestream yesterday and had some questions.

So, here are the top 5 questions and answers for you!


1. What do you get with Kits?

Each Kit is unique. The Throwback Fit Kit introduces new 90s inspired athleisure CAS items (it’s all that and a bag of chips), the Country Kitchen Kit adds all new retro-vintage inspired rustic kitchen items (reminds me of a tasty home cooked meal), and the Bust the Dust Kit has a whole new dust feature that adds cleaning items and dust to your Sims homes (who doesn’t love those adorable little dust bunnies?!). Kits are bite sized content packs with big possibilities – endless ways to play powered by the amazing creativity of you, the players.


2. Who are Kits for?

We created Kits with all players in mind. You can think of Kits like a sort of buffet. There’s lots of options for you to pick and choose exactly what you want. You may spend a lot of time building your dream home, while your friend may be a fashionista CAS artist, and your other friend loves creating stories. Not every Simmer plays the same way and we hope you find a Kit that is perfect for you.


3. How often will Kits be released?

There’s no set timeline for Kits. We wanted to give three choices for this first release to show players the different variety and versatility, but that’s not how many we’ll release every time. Sometimes we may only release one. And, since there are cool new things happening all of the time, Kits allows us to add smaller, more focused content choices to the game a little more frequently.


4. Am I ever required to purchase a Pack before I purchase a Kit?

Nope, Kits and Packs are separate. Kits enhance the way you like to play and you will not be required to purchase Packs to access Kits. You do have to own The Sims™ 4 but we’ll never require you to buy a Pack to access content for a Kit. It’s all about how you want to mix and match to get the most for your game.


5. What other updates can we expect?

We are always looking for ways to add to the game to keep it fresh and fun for everyone. Like when we dropped 21 new pieces of content created by our Custom Content Creators or … did you hear? We’re adding bunk beds! So much room for activities! Not everyone will want more clothes, more kitchen items, or dust added to the game. But, for players looking for more content, we can create Kits faster than Packs which means greater possibilities with all the new content we can create for you to add to your game.

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  • The_Sims_4_LoverThe_Sims_4_Lover Posts: 1 New Member
    Helloooooo SO I have a couple of questions myself that I would like to ask. Where can I ask them? (I'm new to all of this)
  • texxx78texxx78 Posts: 5,655 Member
    Looking forward for the next kits :)
  • HyronesHyrones Posts: 1 New Member
    To be honest I dont know how I feel about kits, some have content others only gameplay. But I do hope they come with promotions, in my opinion its current price isn´t worth it. But also focus more on free updates (we only got 1 free pack). We do need more gameplay added but not paid, but as basegame (since it lacks so much). I currently have everything except the kits, but the sims doesn´t feel so free and fun like the Sims 3. We could have a free St. Patrick Day pack, a free Earth Day pack, a free Easter Pack, free Lunar Year pack, free Children Day pack and more.

    A lot of paid games give daily/weekly/monthly or even only during holidays. We only receive them on updates and are things that should have already came with the basegame...

    Now with the CC modders, I do hope they make more appearances. Make them regular add-ons on the game There are fantastic CC modders, we could have monthly or every 2 months some CC models be selected to be added on the game with their names on it like they did in the anniversary. The anniversary items should have been made by The Sims 4, not by the community, its a gift from TS4 to us, not the community to ourselves. A lot of people commented already "we already have this", and its true in PC a lot of people already have this. This is why we should have a competicion each month or more (its to be decided) of the best mods and for them to be implemented on the game or even in a free pack with the names of their creators.
  • ZeriZeri Posts: 15,071 Member
    i do like the idea of kits. id like to see more enhance content that maybe doesnt deserve a whole pack. like a kit of just hair, new aspirations and traits, or a new empty world. theme worlds would be a great idea actually. empty worlds you can populate with your own lots and sims, but they have a certain theme you might not want to do in an xpac. like medieval, or space. i think it has potential. id like to see the kits grow an evolve. like many others, im eager for new content. previous titles gave us so much and ts4 is very lacking
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  • vturner1972vturner1972 Posts: 11 New Member
    I do like the kits personally.
  • TheGreatGorlonTheGreatGorlon Posts: 382 Member
    Now that kits have been out for a bit, is there going to be any patching that will rebalance the Bust the Dust kit? Several Game Changers have noted that houses get filthy super fast and that Dust Bunnies take no time at all to appear. They've also noted that Dust Bunnies gift you huge sums of money as well as can find stupidly expensive treasures, like the $8K-$9K artifacts from Selvadora, which sucks the fun out of the game being challenging. While it goes without saying that I share the sentiment that kits are too expensive for what they offer, I was considering the Bust the Dust kit, and this overtuned gameplay with the Dust Bunnies and filth accrual is a major turn off.
  • ReadySetLetsGooReadySetLetsGoo Posts: 17 Member
    I like the idea of kits, but I think the CAS stuff has to have a bit more content for it to be worth the purchase. I think the kitchen kit was well made and the cleaning kit was interesting as well, but seeing that CAS one was pretty defeating. I wish male sims weren't as forgotten as they usually are.
  • Alys_ParinaAlys_Parina Posts: 19 Member
    @Zeri Yessss! This exactly, I think those are some really great ideas. Especially the empty "theme worlds" to populate for yourself. I probably shouldn't, but I delete like half the pre-made sims w new packs (if not all of them). I just want to see my own and the ones I made based off of movie/tv/book characters :P
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 18,173 Member
    edited March 2021
    The Kits are a great idea and the price is good for people that cant always afford the expansions on their release. Personally as a builder I look forward to more build/buy objects and some themed sets like for Industrial for example or for some certain countries like middle eastern to match with the free windows and doors we have.
    I have played/built since Sims came out and there is still so much TS4 to include, just thinking back to TS3 I am excited to see what Kits we have in future :)
  • Mak27Mak27 Posts: 802 Member
    Hope Kits will include some items from TS3 Store:

    -Deep fryer
    -Cotton candy maker
    -Pizza oven
    -Gardening station
    -Glassblowing station

    And new chores:
    -Lawn mowing
    -Swimming pool cleaning
    -Water heating
    -Wood chopping
  • nanashi-simsnanashi-sims Posts: 4,108 Member
    STEM kit please.
    - more lab stuff and not for aliens
    - more engineering related stuff
    - more medical stuff
    - more computer stuff (not sci-fi)
    - 3D printer (with skill/badge level goodies)

    Dark room kit
    - everything sims need to develop their own photos

    Game Night / Pub kit
    - card game... sims can gamble their simoleans away or play a risky poker game >:)
    - sims against humanity and charades group games for sims
    - sim cocktails
    - sim tv trivia (game trivia within a game)
    - sim wings, chips, nachos, pretzels, and other game night foods

    Art kit
    - sculpture tools
    - banksy grafitti kit (teen sims can get caught by npc police officer)
    - sim performance art space

    Plants kit
    - kitchen herbs (watering required)
    - indoor plants (watering required)
    - wind chimes and bird feeders
    - new bugs and pests
    - more greenhouse deco


  • WerescytheWerescythe Posts: 157 Member
    Release any supernatural/spoopy themed kits to the game and I will be interested.
    I'm probably one of the rare few here, but I love using the occult aspects in my Sims 4 games. xD
  • AmaraRenaAmaraRena Posts: 6,514 Member
    Zeri wrote: »
    i do like the idea of kits. id like to see more enhance content that maybe doesnt deserve a whole pack. like a kit of just hair, new aspirations and traits, or a new empty world. theme worlds would be a great idea actually. empty worlds you can populate with your own lots and sims, but they have a certain theme you might not want to do in an xpac. like medieval, or space. i think it has potential. id like to see the kits grow an evolve. like many others, im eager for new content. previous titles gave us so much and ts4 is very lacking

    I absolutely agree with this. I miss the store worlds from Sims3 SO MUCH! They were an absolute delight and while I know the worlds in Sims4 are but a pitiful shadow of the lovely worlds of Sims3...that's all the more reason that we need MORE of them!
  • AmaraRenaAmaraRena Posts: 6,514 Member
    Werescythe wrote: »
    Release any supernatural/spoopy themed kits to the game and I will be interested.

    Ditto! A pack of new spells would be wonderful! A full blown alchemy kit would be amazing!
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 5,293 Member
    I have a question about kits: why are they 38% more expensive in the UK than in the US? They're $5 in the US but £4.99 (= $6.94) in the UK. :/
  • elanorbretonelanorbreton Posts: 14,021 Member
    I have a question about kits: why are they 38% more expensive in the UK than in the US? They're $5 in the US but £4.99 (= $6.94) in the UK. :/

    I think I read somewhere that the US have to pay tax on top, so it actually costs more that $5 in the end, whereas in the UK ours includes the tax.

    I wonder when the next kit(s) will be out, it seems ages since the last one.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,742 Member
    edited August 2021
    I think I read somewhere that the US have to pay tax on top, so it actually costs more that $5 in the end, whereas in the UK ours includes the tax. ...
    It depends on the state, and tax rates vary too--along with city/county tax rates. But 7 states in the US don't have a regular state tax. I happen to live in one of them: Alaska. ;)
  • Plumb0b_ClairePlumb0b_Claire Posts: 63 Member
    I'm living in South Africa, the packs are priced at R74.95 (rands), if I convert that now it would be $5.25. It's okay pricing but considering you sometimes get a few items it could certainly be lower. The major complaint I've seen about kits is how it is priced in every country, with some clearly being well over the 5 dollars as advertised. I honestly feel the pricing should be adjusted per country to make it reasonable for everyone.
    Here's my response to what I think will add depth to the basegame in the Sims 411 - Forum Feedback!
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17959481#Comment_17959481
  • jjrice2233jjrice2233 Posts: 17 Member
    Looks good
  • LoanetLoanet Posts: 3,992 Member
    Here's a question - when are you going to stop making kits and get back to making actual content?
    Just because I bought most of the Packs at full price doesn't mean I don't know when I'm being ripped off, especially now that I can't buy Bundles.
  • Tabbykatm20Tabbykatm20 Posts: 52 Member
    SimGurus, while Kits have the potential platform to provide items that might not otherwise suit other types of packs, there is a lot of dissatisfaction towards them in the community. I recommend opening Kits up to community vote like Stuff Packs have been, so that the community of simmers can better gauge the restrictions and so that the developers can better gauge the expectations of the consumers.
  • BerryCHUBerryCHU Posts: 18 Member
    It would be nice to add various interior item colors to the existing packs and kits that were updated recently. The function of watering the above-mentioned pot seems to be cool. :D
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    Styled Living room kit
  • HahcbeachwavesHahcbeachwaves Posts: 91 Member
    edited February 21
    suggestion for a kit since that seems to be the direction we are going these days. I think that the sims team could have done more on trend gowns that were both simple and structured which would have been more versatile . sometimes less is more . Also they would stand the test of time better which would be something to think about since a new game (sims 5) may not come out anytime soon . I wish they added more wedding veils as well though because it’s like a major part of the bridal attire for brides. Actually I am shocked that their aren’t many veils because I feel like it usually a staple to bridal attire. Also simmer Erin mention what if they added simple gowns with accessories to make the dress you own and now I can’t get that idea out of my head .. Imagine a simple fitted gown with a belt over it that makes the gown into a ball gown for the ceremony and then can be removed for the reception. Now imagine the same fitted gown but with a beaded sash and a hair with a long beaded veil . Two looks one dress.. could come in a plethora of colors too .

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