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  • Yep, it just did it to me. I had purposely turned off updates and set Origin offline to avoid the broken crap update they pushed out with the last pack. My game was fine till this morning when it wouldn't even start up. I had to set Origin back online and it wanted to "repair" my game which was working just fine yesterday.…
  • Bugs and shallow gameplay. The first one is pretty self explanatory. The second one all you need to do is look back to TS2 or even TS3 to understand. In TS4 everything is about a "pretty" presentation with no actual depth or substance to anything. Pretty much the only TS4 pack to be released that wasn't a major letdown in…
  • If I ever see it on sale for a few bucks yeah, maybe I'll spend $5 just to get the new world. Other than that the pack sounds so lackluster why would anyone bother? The lack of actual gameplay elements has been TS4's weak point since it released.
  • With the severity of the bugs in this update and the pack, they never should have been released to begin with. This is the exact reason I have begun turning off game updates and setting Origin to Offline mode anytime TS4 is going to update. Frankly this shoddy of an implementation should be embarrassing for any self…
  • The end of next week? lol /smh
  • I would be perfectly fine with their look if female werewolves had a female body. Instead all werewolves use the male body which just makes them look a little ridiculous. Not sure if it was laziness, cost cutting, or what but it was a poor decision to use a single model.
  • Been doing a lot of playing around with the skintones and it is impossible to come even close to recreating the original "caucasian" skintones that used to be in the game. Even the ones that kinda sorta come close are either completely washed out or still far too dark.
  • Not sure if this is "unpopular" or not but the new skin tone mechanic is terrible. TERRIBLE. Great if you want to make sims of color I suppose, lots of options there. But as I think a lot of people probably guessed it would turn out, it is very hard if not impossible to make a decent caucasian skin tone. You can get some…
  • This is why they are making a Star Wars pack no one asked for and don't care about the things people do want. Sims players will buy anything put in front of them. They have no repercussions for not listening.
  • Here is the thing... I bet Maxis works off a smaller budget than most indie studios, and for all the points you made and more, it shows. EA knows this franchise just prints money. No matter what they shove out the door, no matter how bad a pack may or may not be, no matter how far down EA trims the budget forcing Maxis to…
  • People really say that? Like in comparison to what? TS2? :/ TS4 has far and away the shallowest gameplay of the series. I didn't think that was even up for debate. As for comparing EP's across the games TS3 definitely had much more robust packs. TS4's whole content development strategy was to cut the bulk of gameplay…
  • Probably because of how slowly packs in TS4 come out and how limited the ones we do get are content wise. If they were churning out packs and content the way they did in TS3 the competition for what packs and ideas get dev time would be far less.
  • Sims in TS4 have been walking around with that same creepy smile plastered on their face 24/7 since the game launched. Why are people just noticing now? :p
  • I'd like it more if we weren't still missing soooo many things. This is the problem we run into when they keep reselling us the same baseline features each time (seasons, pets, etc.) instead of working those "required" type things into the base game. Just imagine all the cool stuff we could get if they didn't have to spend…
  • "we never had confidence we'd be able to achieve the visual quality bar we expect for The Sims 4" Because throwing a coat of white paint on everything and calling it snow really meets that high visual quality bar of TS4. :D
  • Maybe my experience with TS4 PR has just made me overly pessimistic but the way they phrased that seems needlessly evasive. Are all the existing worlds going to experience a full complement of weather and seasons or not? Well put together trailer, makes it look like we are going to finally get a well fleshed out EP. Think…
  • And we all know EA has never managed to kill off a hugely popular franchise before. Am I right? :D If there is one thing I've learned since TS4 launched it is whatever the "bad rumor" about the game is the reality is going to end up being much worse. The guru spin around every issue has been terrible too, to the point I…
  • I actually said, in the very next sentence "in my opinion". So... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Now, the features and content in TS4 packs are obviously light. Anyone not specifically trying defend TS4 against any sort of criticism can see that. If someone wants to take the time to break down each and every feature and object added by TS3 and…
  • Ha, haha, ahahahahaha. :D /deepbreath :o Sorry, sorry, but that was hilarious. Putting it as nicely as I can the TS4 packs, the EP's most especially, have been consistently "shallow". The only one really that has met expectations in my opinion was the Vampire pack which is a pretty solid pack all around. Budget. Really…
  • I could see a version of the Sims lasting for a good number years letting the devs continue adding content to it for a long time and still being popular into the 6th, 7th, even 10th year. Sims 4 is not that game. No matter how much "stuff" they add the game will never be "finished" since the core of the game and the…
  • Not that I am aware of, but of course there was never cause to have to ask if there would be a future game at that point in time, it was just a given. The studio was growing heading into Fallout 4, not experiencing layoffs and budget cuts, there wasn't any real cause for concern from the players. I don't know of anyone…
  • The difference is we know there will be a next Elder Scrolls game. Bethesda explicitly stated multiple times that yes it is coming and they are going to do TES6, its just not what the studio is working on right now. The guru post from a day or two ago didn't really say, well anything. Just that they are aware the community…
  • Anything but seasons really. They should just patch weather into the base game. Use the EP to add something new to the game.
  • You mean the barred vine doors? God yes. I was just googling looking for a mod to do exactly that. I have two doors that stay locked no matter how many times I visit. Definitely need a way to force those doors to be accessible. Building on the temple area as well would be great. Even just a small plot at the far end to set…
  • Is there a cheat to open the locked doors? I've been back to the jungle over half a dozen times now, sometimes letting a week pass in between trips and the same 2 doors are always locked. Always. Getting really disappointing going back each time now just to find the same doors locked over and over again.
  • That is actually a pretty fabulous idea. Would be nice to see something like this make a real impact in telling EA they've gone too far. Plus it does some real good in the process. I'm inspired. :)
  • I wouldn't hold out much hope for that. Even when they screw up big time (leaving toddlers out of the base game) if they do address it they will only spin it to try and make it a positive ("leaving them out was best decision we ever made"). I don't think I've ever seen Maxis, and especially not EA, give an honest answer to…
  • Well, at least we know why the Pets EP was so light on content. Chop it up and put it into stuff packs. Every time I think EA can't get any lower they always manage to prove me wrong.
  • Well, I mean it should include it in the base game. Maybe back in Sims 1/2 days it was somewhat okay to make a life simulator without things like weather and a passing of time, now not so much. Pretty laughable a major AAA studio can create a life simulator today and not include something so basic and fundamental to…
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