SimsLovinLycan wrote: »
Great ideas...though, curfews should be, of course, optional. You know, so we can have strict parents, attentive parents, or "I don't care so long as the cops aren't bringing you home" parents. Also, you should be able to send the parents off somewhere for a specific amount of time so you can have a Wild Teen Party...with a very small random chance that the parents will come home early, kick the kid's friends out, and the Teen will be in trouble. (And, of course, Child siblings should have the option to "Call Mom and Dad and Tattle" on the phone while the party is going on to bring the "You're in Trouble" event about at will... )
pinedasgal wrote: »
Today my teen sims were discussing neighborhood property values because they didn't have much else to do. Yawn, TS4 teens are essentially the same as adults, but with homework. So I started jotting down concepts of what could make them more youthful, lively and enjoyable. These are just a few of my silly whims-- I'm here because I would love to hear your opinions and fun ideas for teens too!
Cheerleading (omg yaaaasssssss)
Rock band (I feel like it's more fitting to a glamour-themed-pack)
Skateboarding (omg yaaasssss and they can skateboard INSIDE the house and make their parents yell at them for ruining the floors!)
A sport team (Soccer? Or maybe a new sport made by Sims)
Simblr social network. Post thoughts/photo/recent event/relationship/achieved whims to Simblr
Video game console (coming with City Living)
Sleepover party (yaasssssssss)
Science fair project (HECK YEAH and the smarter teens will finish it sooner and stuff)
Standardized tests (for chance of scholarship)
Learn to cook with parents
Learn to drive with parents (yes in a car, no snark intended)
"Tell-off parents" to blow off steam when tense
Ask parents for permission to stay out late (answer depends on parent's mood and if teen has completed homework)
Sneak out (with a random chance of getting caught)
Receive random "Where are you?/Who are you with texts?" from parents with option to lie (thats so cool!)
Hook-up (a more intense make-out, TS2 snog style ) (yyyaaaasssssss)
Acne (yes!! i miss the acne so much! and body hair!)
Mood swings (obviously needed)
Random whims to do rebellious activities
Teens (and child sims) go to school wearing a backpack
"Make friends" at school increases relationships, not just meeting new sims
"Make friends" will not meet child sims at school
Remove discuss property values chat
Rename first Mess Around to "Experiment"
Remove climax-like animation at the end of Mess Around to make it a tad more PG (this probably doesn't bother anyone else, but the thought that my 13-year-old sis's selfsim could be shaking the bed gives me a headache lol)
Return of the curfew ((with a random chance of getting caught, chance starts low and increases throughout night)
Ideally, if we had pre-teens some of these would go into this but I don't want to ask for too much considering toddlers=shooting for the moon.
I wanna hear from you though! help me add to the list
fairymama47 wrote: »
Love these ideas...hopefully the gurus are taking notes....Here's one, if a teen is having a mood swing and are feeling depressed they have a hard time getting up for school and are late or they go to school but end up skipping class. The parents get a notification from the school.
CharKittyBoo wrote: »
Some of what you listed here seems more fitting for children than teens (sleepovers, science fair projects) but that's probably just because I have absolutely no social life. If kids get sleepovers I'd like to see teens get them too.
I'm personally not a huge fan of the rating system because I'd hate to try having a popular sim and then with the relationship decay problems for them to suddenly be a total loser and ruin the storyline I was going with. But that's just me.
I don't see us getting cars in TS4, and if we do, not ones that we can drive around, but I like the idea.
I really like the ideas you had when it comes to the teens emotions, mood swings would be interesting and crushes a dream come true!
I also agree that the current Mess Around action is a bit too much, I don't happen to like it for Woohoo either. My sister loves this game and she's 11, but when they upped the Woohoo it got a bit more unsettling.
taylor8121 wrote: »
These are great ideas but there is already a hook up option. once you get your teens romantic interests they will have a 'mess around' option.
Hucklekree wrote: »
Such great ideas! How about job shadowing too? Yes, let's make teens great again.