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Old characters vs New characters



  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 921 Member
    Premade sims in my games mostly are just wandering around in the background. I make so many of my own sims, I usually end up evicting the premades from their homes so my sims can use those lots. But I don't delete the premades, because every premade sim is one less crazy-dressed random sim I have to edit. But for the most part, it doesn't really matter to me if they are old or new families because I mostly ignore them anyway and I've never really paid attention to the official or fan lore about them.

    So, I feel like a mix of both old and new is fine for me. I honestly wish that the packs shipped with more premade sims instead of relying so much on randomly generated ones, since the developers have never given us any quick and easy tools for regulating how the game randomly combines clothing and accessory items.
  • arcHannaharcHannah Posts: 12 New Member
    I love Sims lore - old and new! The families really bring the stories to life. I have fond memories of following storylines in TS2 and still enjoy exploring the same characters in TS4, but I also love to craft new stories and interactions with newer characters in the franchise.
  • Calico45Calico45 Posts: 1,619 Member
    I'm saying both and I do truly like some of the new characters, but no one can dispute those old set ups. Bios, memories, relationships in the world, etc. The older characters had a lot more depth to them and a lot of that is what made them memorable to me. I would be lying if I said I never played them, but I mostly got to know them as neighbors and nuisances first and foremost. To this day, I remember my favorites.
  • Lulu29Lulu29 Posts: 81 Member
    Both for me. I usually play on my own new families. But recently I've been playing with some pre-mades mainly re-designing them atm and re-decorating their houses. The Goths will always be my favourite. They were the first family that I played when I first got TS1 and their story has been my favourite throughout the game.

    As for my new single female Sims, for some reason they always seem to gravitate towards Johnny Zest and I really have no idea why lol.
  • MonaveilMonaveil Posts: 540 Member
    I played pre-made households in TS1 and TS2. They were OK but none of them were very interesting. I looked at the pre-made households when I first started playing TS4. I ended up deleting all of them in the Base Game because they were boring. The pre-made households that have shipped with EPs and GPs have continued to be just as boring and so they get deleted as well. Based on what I've read about the pre-mades coming with Country Living it looks like I'll be deleting or replacing most of them too.
  • crimsonnclover324crimsonnclover324 Posts: 22 Member
    Both - variety is the spice of life!!
  • EarcatEarcat Posts: 460 Member
    Old families
    There's nothing like the characters from Sims1. EA doesn't even try to make characters interesting any more.
  • FlamingoKicker1FlamingoKicker1 Posts: 4,415 Member
    edited July 25
    Old families
    Well something is odd cause in my game one of my families got a call from Agatha Crumplebottom and she was black? I don't think that's canon in the old characters. She must be a variant from another universe. Most of the premades tend to die off pretty fast anyway before I get around to looking at them. I do wonder though if Bob Newbie and Bob Pancakes aren't related somehow, if only spiritually.
  • OldeseadoggeOldeseadogge Posts: 3,472 Member
    Old families
    I primarily do my own, but Sims wouldn't be the Sims without the likes of the Goths, Pleasants, Caliente's, and others we expect from past games at least in the background as part of the world our sims inhabit.
  • TrowiciaTrowicia Posts: 2,023 Member
    the more the merrier :)
    // take me back to 2018.
  • bookwormsimmer25bookwormsimmer25 Posts: 23 Member
    Old families
    I loved pre-made families in TS2 and their unique stories!
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 2,802 Member
    edited September 12
    I like the pre made townies in general, old and new. The games that do them best imo are Sims 4 and Sims 2. Sims like Vlad, the Pancakes, the Landgraabs, etc are pretty iconic and I like having instantly recognisable characters like them in my game
  • KyreRoenKyreRoen Posts: 296 Member
    None. This is a dollhouse simulator, not an rpg or a walking sim. Maybe if I needed help from the game in coming up with playthrough ideas or some such, then I'd care about them, but they just seem so ill-fittingly static in a world shaped by my imagination, like someone drew in my notebook or painted clouds for me on my canvas. One of the very things that keep me away from Sims 2.
  • cynciecyncie Posts: 155 Member
    Both. In my current save, I’m playing Morgyn Ember, but that’s rare. I usually play my own characters and their supporting cast, with the premades rounding out the community. It’s fun when you get to meet an established character all over again or strike up a relationship with one of the new ones. I do wish we had more town characters that had impact, though. I’ll never forget the time my Sims 3 singer had to leave town because the Alto family put a hit on him. LOL! I miss that crime boss!
    Dream Wild Moon Child
  • VanPelt81VanPelt81 Posts: 2,869 Member
    I mainly create my own sims and give them my own back stories. Much more of a unique game experience for me that way.
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