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    randomness14randomness14 Posts: 1 New Member
    Hi! one but major thing i would like to see added into the game is a version of the generations pack from the sims 3. this expansion pack added so much for each generation, elders, toddlers, teens, children and young adults. i loved prom being a rabbit hole type thing. that parents could teach their teens how to drive (i'm sure u won't add that since it's not open world). also there was fun after school activities for the children and teens! i just loved this pack so much and it added so much gameplay it was awesome! i just really want to see more gameplay options for each generation so they actually have a point because as it currently sits, each generation is almost the same, no one has a specific gameplay connected to their age, like there isn't anything special.
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    SparkySparkyBoomSimSparkySparkyBoomSim Posts: 1 New Member
    First, I wanna thank the team for allowing outside modders to work on the Snowy Escape pack. I can really tell more heart and soul went into this pack then previous packs. We love to see it, and I hope we see more.

    That being said, I have several concerns and thoughts about what could be fixed in the basegame.

    For one, the life stages could use a serious overhaul. Babies are no more then glorified objects that cannot be carried or interacted with in any interesting or cute ways. Most people, like myself, find ourselves quickly skipping to the toddler stage because of how utterly useless babies are, which is saddening to say the least. This is perplexing seeing as babies had many for interactions and could even be played in Sims FreePlay.

    A life stage between kids and teens would also be appreciated. Since teens unfortunately look like adults, my concern is that when child sims (who could be anywhere from 5 to 12) go directly to looking like teens (who look like adults) it’s very off-putting and takes away from the life simulation experience for many. A Preteen life stage (as we’ve seen is possible in Sims FreePlay) would be much appreciated and help quell these concerns.

    And yet another concern is that since Teens look no different than adults, a way to make them appear more appropriate would be to include a working height slider or built-in height difference being added to the game.

    Some of my final game concerns I have is Sims who are already sitting to eat, picking up food and walking to another chair to start a conversation with a Sim already nearby. It would funny if it weren’t such an unfortunate break from gameplay.

    Also, the loading screen issue with visiting venues that happen to be RIGHT next door to the current lot you are at, feel unnecessary and I feel like these concerns could be met if some form of Open-World were implemented between nearby lots.

    Thank you for opening up this forum to hear our concerns and I look forward to seeing where the game goes from here.
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    Jayalina1Jayalina1 Posts: 1 New Member
    hello dear The sims team! First of all, I would like to thank you for your efforts! Then move on to what really interests me and what I expect from the sims game. 1) Most importantly, more detailed family interactions between Sims, new actions and animations. 2) the newborns were not an object of furniture, but a full-fledged sim. 3) Teens differed from adult Sims in appearance and behavior. 4) More detailed actions in the game: unexpected actions in the game (the robber came), designed animations. 5) it would be more difficult to improve skills. 6) more real life in the game, without inventions in the form of magic where it is not required. (example rabbits in the form of dust). 7) the ability to have cars, get in them, a school bus, a taxi (as in the sims 2) 8) food may run out and you need to buy them 9) more life traits of characters that affect the fate of a sim. 10) more events are related to school and children's lives. Thank you for your attention
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    CaktCakt Posts: 7 New Member
    o:) I do have a few more CONCERNS.. In TS3 we were able to Try for a Baby with Ghosts, and the Grim reaper. Why aren't we able to do that in Sims 4? One thing that could help ease the tension of all these rabbitholes for kids is to bring back the school bus at least :/. It's very CONCERNING that University Homework takes so much time to be finished in the game, I barely have time to do other University Gameplay, even though I want to be a straight A student. IMAGINE if we had PRETEENS, and HEIGHT slider. People talk about "representation" but why is no one talking about the fact we need for Sims to be represented in different heights. (It's okay for Tall women to date Short men :)!) I apprecciate Snowy Escape, you guys really outdid yourselves, but its concerning that we don't have MORE CULTURE'S represented in the game? A Korean, and Indian themed pack would be amazing and it's concerning that we don't have it by now. ITS CONCERNING THAT WE DON'T HAVE MORE PETS, LIKE TS3-- imagine if we had Birds, Snakes, Rabbits, HORSES. It'll be fun if EA would listen more. You guys really can do so much better for this game.
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    heresausernameiguessheresausernameiguess Posts: 1 New Member
    We need gender-neutral pronouns. I understand it could be difficult, especially in gendered languages, but you cannot claim to be and market being inclusive and still exclude a large group of people. We should be able to choose our pronouns.
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    Mak27Mak27 Posts: 1,121 Member
    edited May 2021
    There's a lot of abscent content from past games, specially from TS2 and TS3, like musical instruments (bass, drums, saxophone), sports stuff (karate, soccer, volleyball), crafting items (sewing, pottery, glassblowing), outdoor activities (log rolling, axe throwing, archery) and others from premium store like the deep fryer, the pizza oven or the canning station.

    Past games haves nice interactions. For example in TS2 if a sim is taking a shower and other sim flush the toilet the sim in the shower will be burned by the water pressure change. They also can watch the waves in the ocean :(

    Are you planning to release a farming related pack with cows, chickens and horses, for example?

    There will be any "medieval" related stuff in the future? Maybe forging?

    Why hail and snow deep wasn't included with Seasons?

    Why there's no dog houses in Cats & Dogs?

    Entertainment careers like magician, acrobat and singer will return?

    Can you add features from Freeplay like swimming pool cleaning?

    Are the casino related items banned from TS4?

    There's plans to add new life stages to TS4? Pre-teens or middle adults for example?

    Will nectar making return to the game?

    Pool tables and normal sized telescope will arrive somehow?

    Where's the water sliders and pool bars?

    Why my Sim is obcessed with grilling?

    Ceiling painting will return as a tool?

    Small gameplay mechanics like attraction, zodiac, lunar stages will be featured in packs or as BG update?

    Natural ponds will be a tool in the future?

    Can you add roof gutters for BG? Only the ones with Get Together can have drainpipes :(

    There will be new sorts for buy and build? like Laundry items or aquatic plants for example?

    Why I can't take care of my aquarium like in the past games?

    What's the reason to carry 100 pet poop to fertilize my harvesting, when I can have a composting bin to store and produce fertilizer easier?

    Will you fix the roofs and staircases issues? Maybe with a attic room tool like basement?

    Are you planning to replace rabbit holes for actual gameplay lots like scuba diving?

    Like Bust The Dust, will Kits add more chores or new gameplay systems like lawn mowing, water heating or wood chopping?

    Can you add more NPCs besides the burglar and the police officer? Like the delivery sim for example, instead my orders are placed immediatly in my inventory?

    At least, if cars will never be a thing in TS4, can we have at least the junk car for restoration? Only for selling it, hope the classic model from TS3 Store and the normal one from TS2 Freetime.

    And finally... do you regrets about Batuu?
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    I'd really like to play in Ukrainian language, because now it's a choice between Polish and russi*n.
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    sunshine_hobiisunshine_hobii Posts: 1 New Member
    Could y’all add robbers back into the game?
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    HolidayHoliday Posts: 683 Member
    I think we're supposed to be talking about the livestream in this thread.

    I think it was to be expected that people would treat this as no holds barred, but people are raising some very good points.
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    OnverserOnverser Posts: 3,364 Member
    I wanted to ask in relation to the surveys - there was mentions of updating and improving old worlds, so I was wondering if that's something that's still being considered or if there's any update that can be given on that?
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    FussyMuffinFussyMuffin Posts: 1 New Member
    I would to be able to feed fish again. It seems unrealistic that you can’t feed them .
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    LeylaJuiceLeylaJuice Posts: 3 New Member
    Good day to all. I really like the Sims franchise, and especially The Sims 4. But I'm very upset that there's no language available in the game that I know well enough to play comfortably. I am Ukrainian and my native language is Ukrainian. I, like many players from Ukraine, would be very happy to see my native Ukrainian in Sims 4 in the future. Due to the lack of a native language in Sims, players from Ukraine become invisible against the background of players from other countries. Many Ukrainian players have to choose other languages ​​that are at least a little familiar to them. But this does not negate the fact that Ukrainians without the Ukrainian language are not comfortable playing Sims 4.
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    Angie1301Angie1301 Posts: 90 Member
    I'd love to be able to store food in the coolers. It helps make things more realistic when playing homeless challenges, which is how I always start off my legacies.

    Too many of the aspirations feel like walkthroughs. I'd love some more variety in what we currently have. I like how they are set up with the different levels/stages. It feels appropriate as my sim is aging up and progressing through various goals.

    I feel like an alien world for us to build/live in is missing. All of our other life states have dedicated worlds that make sense to me. You can't live in the magic one but it's way more fleshed out and easily accessible than sixam.

    Story progression. I once played as a vampired and hardly left my world. By the time I leveled up to withstand the sun everyone was old or dead. Im not a rotation player. The sims lives around us should continue without us having to direct them to.

    Whims based on more than emotion but on personality and aspiration would help our sims feel more individual/unique.

    For the business/government career I wish we could affect the world around us more. Having more influence with naps or the other things. Maybe affecting bills/utilities. I don't know. It doesn't make sense to be president and have no perks that come with it. It's always bothered me.
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    OnverserOnverser Posts: 3,364 Member
    I also wanted to ask in relation to kits - is there a possibility that kits will be expanded to other types of content, for example "World Kits" that add just new worlds and no other items?
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    HolidayHoliday Posts: 683 Member
    Can we get a roadmap of what the next ~6 months looks like for the game like we've had in previous years?
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    catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 93,682 Member
    Onverser wrote: »
    I wanted to ask in relation to the surveys - there was mentions of updating and improving old worlds, so I was wondering if that's something that's still being considered or if there's any update that can be given on that?

    This. I'd like to see Sulani updated.
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    CaktCakt Posts: 7 New Member
    > @Mak27 said:
    > There's a lot of abscent content from past games, specially from TS2 and TS3, like musical instruments (bass, drums, saxophone), sports stuff (karate, soccer, volleyball), crafting items (sewing, pottery, glassblowing), outdoor activities (log rolling, axe throwing, archery) and others from premium store like the deep fryer, the pizza oven or the canning station.
    >
    > Are you planning to release a farming related pack with cows, chickens and horses, for example?
    >
    > Why hail and snow deep wasn't included with Seasons?
    >
    > Why there's no dog houses in Cats & Dogs?
    >
    > Entertainment careers like magician, acrobat and singer will return?
    >
    > Are the casino related items banned from TS4?
    >
    > There's plans to add new life stages to TS4? Pre-teens or middle adults for example?
    >
    > Will nectar making return to the game?
    >
    > Pool tables and normal sized telescope will arrive somehow?
    >
    > Where's the water sliders and pool bars?
    >
    > Why my Sim is obcessed with grilling?
    >
    > Ceiling painting will return as a tool?
    >
    > Will you fix the roofs and staircases issues? Maybe with a attic room tool like basement?
    >
    > Are you planning to replace rabbit holes for actual gameplay lots like scuba diving?
    >
    > Like Bust The Dust, will Kits add more chores or new gameplay systems like lawn mowing, water heating or wood chopping?

    YES TO EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID <3
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    SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,930 Member
    Just a small one. When you make your Twitch streams could you sometimes play with All the packs for us that have them all (or most) as I have? All this playing with Base game and new pack only is a let down for people like me and looks sparse.

    If you want people to buy you have to show the whole of the game that they will be able to play if they buy them, don't you?
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    PatrickClasterPatrickClaster Posts: 25 Member
    I want to ask about the GameChanger program. It has been a hot topic these last months in the Twitter community. Some of the GameChangers broke some rules / did really questionable things. But their behaviour hasn't been addresses so far.
    For example, recently one GC shared his NSFW photos on Twitter to minors. There wasn't apology or any statement from said GC or community manager. This also applies to other cases - like GameChanger mocking SA victims and protecting predator, GameChanger and their fans bullying girl, GameChangers threatening with violence..
    I know that players can report this behaviour. But it doesn't look like that actions were taken - it took months before actions were taken againts GC that is predator.
    So the questions are:
    1. How do you keep GC program save?
    2. How do you take care of their misconduct? How are you punishing them? Can you kick them out of the program for serious misconduct?
    3. Will you be more transparent with players about their behaviour? Like addressing the issues and telling them how the said GameChanger was punished?
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    SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 653 Member
    First of all I want to thank you for this possibility. I really appreciate your work and I want to be as much constructive as I can. Due to fact that console player are in minority and our voice is omitted a little bit i want to suggest to make "Console Corner"

    Console player perspective is a little bit different than PC player because we have no access to CC and mods, thats why some of my questions can be near "content request" but I will try to avoid it:

    1. Can you speak more about the future of TS4? What do you want to do, what do you want improve and how?
    2. It will be really nice to know, what is possible or what is not possible to do in game. Also will be good to know why some aspects looks like that and why did you chhoose some solutions.
    3. Do you want to introduce CC on consoles or do you want to find any alternate possibilities to make an access to CC content for console players? For example free packs, kits or cheap packs exclusively for console players made by CC creators ect.
    4. Are you wokring on any improvements of existing expansions?
    5. Do you want to improve textures for another hairstyles and BB objects? (especially from base geame)
    6. Can you share how your work looks like everyday? It will help a lot of people to understand how your work is hard.
    7. Can you talk about your experience from making previous packs? That was the best, what was the worst ect?
    8. How do you choose BB/CAS collection for each pack? How do you choose the swatches? What is your inspiration?
    9. Is it technically possible to expand existing worlds? For example is it technically possible to add more lots to the Del Sol Valley?
    10. Are you working on more cultural representation? If yes, what do you want to do?
    11. As I said previously, as a console players we have no access to mods and CC. I really appreciate that you will introduce some hair swatches, but I want to ask you if you plan to do similar thing in BB (especially blue base game counters or basic wallpapers)
    12. Maybe will you play on PS5 on the lifestream instead of PC one time? :D (yes, you can use mouse and keyboard)
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    GodleyjeansGodleyjeans Posts: 336 Member
    Could we POSSIBLY see babies out of their bassinets in the near future?

    Are Burglars on the table for patch release?

    Can we have more careers and food options.



    Lastly, more retro families uploaded to the maxis gallery account please
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    suzyl3suzyl3 Posts: 513 Member
    edited May 2021
    Hi, I was just wondering. Early last year, you guys asked if we wanted any packs to receive some additional polish but we haven’t heard anything about that for over a year. Could you tell us a little more about that? I love the packs but I think some of them are in desperate need of improving.
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