Ever since TS1 I had a certain political system, laws and even welfare in my games. It's become an important part of my simming experience. So, I decided to share some of this on my blog and youtube channel.
It would be awesome to learn about other simmers' community system. If you got any, is there a Council and Spokes Sim in your game?
I had to use mods to create it though.
You just made me realize that I already have the ingredients to create it again, but I believe I will wait for University to do it.
We should have more careers with University.
I hope so... We are in need of a wide variety of careers!
About new careers, which careers are you guys missing? I want Education career, which would fit perfectly with Uni EP (that I don't want, haha), and I miss the old Law Enforcement (without having to work as a Detective). But can't really come up with anything else. Maybe the Slacker from TS2 would be good to have back... could even benefit a community if including throwing charity events etc.
I already have a sim with a singing career She gives concerts and sold a few albums, but it includes lots of imagination. Might be a job for my Councillor in charge of culture & entertainment to pin down some beneficial jobs for the singing sims
From what I've gathered, I know there is at least a SimNation and a President that leads it:
SimNation: President Tencho Kurosaki (current, but is retiring soon)
Willow Creek (& Magnolia Promenade): Mayor Eric Lewis (closest; business tycoon in-game)
Oasis Springs: Mayor Donn Rump (closest; in the Boss branch of the criminal career, meaning OS is influenced by the mob)
Newcrest: vacant, like NC was originally (I can make the convenient excuse that their govt is still forming but a townie who lives there could come closest to being a leader; Tetsu Tanaka who is climbing up the Doctor career; either that or is controlled by big banks and real estate companies)
San Myshuno: Mayor Alicia Richmond (closest; she's rich and lives in Uptown and her only real job is being an internet personality, though imo has no real power in that the city is essentially controlled by criminal syndicates and vampire covens anyway)
Brindleton Bay: Mayor Supriya Delgato (formerly Mayor Whiskers; closest in that her family is the most influential in town and owns the only vet clinic in town too, but is dying soon and maybe replaced by a few other potential candidates living there)
Europe: various EU and non-EU national leaders (mainly influenced by rival vampire covens, with Lady Lorien Legrange as uncontested vampire queen of Europe)
Windenburg (in EU member-state): Mayor Luna Villareal (she's a Villareal, richest and most influential family in town and sole living heir; minor influence by the mob, some vampire covens, other rich families, and old nobility)
Forgotten Hollow (in non-EU member-state): Count Vladislaus Straud (naturally; minor influence from other vampire covens)
Sixam: ??? (possible alien royalty)
The rest of the world is essentially unknown, although the world itself is "spiritually" governed by the 14 Divines, which are essentially gods.
I have two base rules for my game, no connections to the real world, and time is passing so original sims most likely stepped aside some time ago. But i didn't really know about most of these mayors etc, I think I read about the Willow Creek and Brindleton Bay's story is too special to be ignored, and still colors the culture in my version of the world.
I never completed the Politician career, or the Criminal career - do they give away some political info? I love reading the object descriptions to learn the worlds' history, but missed a lot of them. Paintings and statues normally gives away some fragments of the past.
Anyway, I don't refer to my District representatives as Mayors, but that could of course be an option. And probably much easier for reference, too. The Council for the Region 12 is the essence in my system, maybe I did it that way just to differ a bit from anything established.
Could we hope for an EP focusing on the community structure? H, not really a big wish, but could have been fun, and could easily also include a variety of related community aspects and new careers
I can get pretty nerdy with this, I know.
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Now that I have city living I am going to put Mortimer Goth in the political career. Then when I get vampires I am going to move his family to forgotten hollow, but plan to keep them human.
I do have one criminal that has worked himself to the top, he lives in Newcrest, and has a gang of criminals ( club) called La Similia where they hangs out at the solar flair lounge playing cards and drinking, and getting into mischief.
The Langeabbs own Some stores in magnolia prominade, and some elsewhere. They have just moved into a Penthouse in City living so they can more easily care for their apartments in City living ( I cheat heavily with them). I just got vintage glamour stuff, and besides having a live in maid and someone who can fish, ( the maid and fishing lady run and stock their stores because they have high levels in the things I need for stocking food and fish in stores....lol). they now have a butler
I love that my doctor delivers all the babies, I think that is so cute. I wish they would make more packs like Get to Work. I enjoyed raising my 3 sims in their prospective active careers, I am not sure City living careers will be as fun.