HopeyStarr wrote: »
I'm playing a household of 6 with 4 children (2 teens, 1 child, 1 toddler) plus a cat and taking them out is so hard. I try to pick one member to focus on for the day (usually one of the teens) and go out, but that is rare since there is typically a lot going on around the house.
Whenever someone gets an invite from a friend to go out I have to think really hard on whether or not I can let them go... I feel like an overbearing guardian
Hoverael wrote: »
I haven't done much exploring with this game, i'm curious to know more about lounge, bar, nightclub, being invited to the bluffs in Windenburg and so forth, it would be an interesting experience to get into those a lot more. Been so focused on keeping tight control i often put those side activities where they are, i mean the only time i really went out with a sim is down to a gym to get an aspiration goal for bodybuilder completed, beyond that, nada
nerdfashion wrote: »
Oh man I show up to the festivals every once in a while (I like collecting the T-Shirts), but that's pretty much it.
CrazyboutTheSims wrote: »
I'm really surprised at how many simmers don't let their sims go out. My sims go out often and they take the kids to the parks on the weekends, haven't really been out to eat in a while since other sims have been stealing their food. Since getting IL they go to the beach often.
CrazyboutTheSims wrote: »
@Chazzzy do you only play one sim? how in the world do they have 4 jobs? I would get so bored if I couldn't send my sims out.
Hestia wrote: »
I go everywhere and follow story immersion. Loading time doesn’t take long and seeing as The Sims 2 to still be my most favorite Sim game, I don’t feel as punished waiting between load time.
Even though The Sims 3 had open world and unique mechanics, the more expansions downloaded, the worse the game becomes with lags - even if used on an incredible computer system. I’ve tried adding every single “lot type” into Sunset Valley so I can experience the content from the expansion packs in one “world”, only find out that every single Sim that isn’t in my active household autonomously gathers around the theater for no reason. This broke my entire game with abandoned community lots. Vampires staying out in the sunlight and fainting everywhere wasn’t a nice thing to look at.
To find out that I am “obligated” to use the many different worlds that came with expansion packs to truly experience what came with it, really plum. Comparing this experience to The Sims 1, The Sims 2 & The Sims 4, you are not separated in worlds. Rather, neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods. Even with loading screens, I can still maintain all of the relationships and families I have in one single save.
Apartments were a huge disappointment. Neighbors live in rabbit holes and can’t be “interacted” with. Limited just to a simple chat outside of their door or inviting them out downtown. The Sims 2 did the best apartments hands down.
The culling of legacy households (Goths, Altos, Landgraabs) and ones I’ve even made + progressed pushed me to the limit to uninstall the game and to never play it ever again. Since NPC townies are also included as “Sims”, any random Sim - even those you’ve dedicated your heart and soul to play, can randomly be “culled” (move out) of town.
I consider The Sims 3 to be the lowest ranked of all the games released of this franchise. I could go on all day with more negative opinions and experiences about The Sims 3 compared to what we have now in The Sims 4.
All of this is just my own opinion at the end of the day. To each their own.