We often see many different threads about reality play vs occult and or things that are all in our imaginations being discussed for gameplay and argued here on the forums. That's a good debate to have, but how much reality is too much in The Sims? Such as is it ok with actual players who prefer no other life states in their games to accept no simulation of the Sim being transported from point A to B? Is that lack of reality play acceptable in future games or even TS4?
Or for those who prefer all reality play such as those who prefer no aliens etc., no vamps!, is it ok that Sims in TS4 don't drive, fly (in planes) take a bus, or a train or a boat and that an elevator is not really an elevator in TS4?
Is it ok that their teen Sims look exactly like YAs and Adults, unless you zoom and or alter the Sim?
Or that Sims who own a shop don't have to hire a manager for the shop while they are away and can still get money from the pot with a click of a button?
Or that they don't take out the trash but players just drag it over to the can and kaching! instant cash?
Or that Sims with particular traits don't even have anything mildly related to those traits but get an inspired buff, the one go to buff for almost everything in TS4?
Or that Sims can get money faster than bees can collect pollen in TS4 or perhaps any future game?
On the other hand how much reality is too much? Such as Sims having to buy new clothes if they have grown taller? And or fatter? And or skinnier? Or having to call a taxi because yes, it is a long way to the desert from a snow capped mountain.
The things mentioned are not all of the things not simulated in TS4 but let's hope they are in TS5 etc.
Take the poll to reveal how much of your disbelief you suspend.
ETA: The poll is meant to spur a conversation about why we accept so little simulation compared to we 'think' we play a reality game when we don't and how much would be too much and for what reasons. Set aside any issues with bugs and or traits lacking, etc. etc. and think about reality of life and why we have accepted the lack of it in TS4 but defend that we play a reality game.
"Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/958714/cinebar-custom-content-clothes-updating-links/p1