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Front Door - Knocking VS Doorbell



  • cheescaekscheescaeks Posts: 132 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    a notification pop up would be my first go-to but i wouldnt mind a quick door bell since it wont be like the phone ringing which gets on my nerves cause it just wont stop until i make it stop.
  • Goth583Goth583 Posts: 1,053 Member
    Who cares!?
    I can't stand doorbells, so I really don't care.
  • DevilNDisguiseDevilNDisguise Posts: 1,869 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    I’d love to have the option for some of my homes to have doorbells, that I could manually add. I’d probably use them for most of the houses, honestly. It’s nice to be able to hear when Sims visit.
  • FreezerBunnyCowplantFreezerBunnyCowplant Posts: 3,161 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    They should add a doorbell object that fits next to doors which enables doorbell rings. You should also be able to change the doorbell sound by clicking on it.
  • TuxTux Posts: 16 Member
    Who cares!?
    Typically i play as a hermit as i don't like to mingle to much with other Sims one of the reasons i adore the celebrity house trait from 4, my family usually keeps to themselves tho dina loves to socialize so i mostly allow her friend's in the house apart from that i love the quiet and just keeping to myself in the Sims.
  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 16,931 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    I really wish sims could add doorbells to their houses with a higher handiness skill and even change their tune.
  • aldavoraldavor Posts: 1,042 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    I much prefer doorbells, but the option for both would be ideal.
  • Karababy52Karababy52 Posts: 2,207 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    I've talked about wanting doorbells in other threads so I'm a big thumbs up on the idea! My Sims are always missing visitors because the knocking is just too soft. However, I do think it should be an option for those who don't want them. I love the idea of handiness Sims being able to upgrade them with different tones/tunes too.

    If doorbells are not possible to add, I'd settle for a PIP popping up to show there's someone at the door. I used to love those PIPs to focus on little events happening in TS2 such as; when a burglar was creeping about, Claire the Bear kicking over your trashcan, etc. They were fun! :) We do have some similar special full screen vignettes the same as TS2, such as proposals, woo hoo, births, etc. But we don't have PIPs for other/smaller things.

    However, some people might not like that either. It was a little window, but the notification music was usually a bit jarring/scary depending on the circumstances, so perhaps that could be an option as well? Or maybe no sound, just the PIP popping up in addition to the knocking. Just a thought... :)
  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 1,999 Member
    Who cares!?
    I didn't play ts3, or ts2, or ts1 for that matter. I don't really care.
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  • haisinhaisin Posts: 52 Member
    Silent Knocking Is Golden
    I like it that my sims don't have to wake up to the sound of a doorbell. I think they did wake up to it in TS2 and TS1 because I remember that when I invited someone to visit I had to wait for them to show up, so that I could greet them before they rang doorbell. It perhaps was fixed later in TS2, so that the sims wouldn't wake up.

    If the doorbell wouldn't wake them up and I could turn it off if I wanted to, then it could be ok. Some of my sims have quite many random visitors and I just don't like the idea of them ringing doorbell every time they try to visit. Their knocking is already annoying enough :D
  • NyteRoseNyteRose Posts: 1,176 Member
    Doorbell FTW
    Doorbells or a popup announcing visitors would be nice.
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