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Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« on: November 01, 2009, 06:18:08 AM »
I decided to create this thread to post on things that we would want in the game for fun.
Of course every suggestion should come with a reason for the suggestion.

Here is my suggestion.

I really wish they would bring back the "Locked" doors from sims 2.
These doors could only allow (Household, Current sim and/or Spouse, All or Friends)

For some reason I just dont like other people/sims sleeping in my/my sim's bed or use the computer.

I wonder how many fun suggestions people can come out with.

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 03:41:54 PM »
I totally agree with you jin...also if they could just bring back hot tubs!  I loved them in sims 2 and would really, really love them in sims 3.  :)



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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 04:43:33 PM »
I agree on the locked rooms thing.  I've never played Sims 2, so I don't know how it all worked.  But it bugs me when I have a computer in the teenage girls' bedroom for their use because both of them want to become writers, then mother comes in and plays games while they are sleeping.  And there's another computer in the living room!  If not locked rooms, then maybe the ability to assign ownership like you can do with the cars.  Actually, maybe both! 

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 04:55:24 PM »
This ownership thing sounds great. Ownership of cars is just flat out buggy right now. My Sim should never prefer to take a taxi over his own vehicle, but it happens.

I didn't get as in-depth with the Sims 2 as I have done here. In fact, I think I mostly focused on the open for business aspect. I really enjoyed the ability to set up a shop and set prices and all that. It will be fun once we've got more inventory to play with for types of things to sell. I would like to see that aspect revisited and expanded.

Since investing in businesses is already a viable way to make money in the game, it would be interesting to see profits fluctuate based on your Sim hiring the right Sim for the job. We can already hire and fire, but it has no effect on the business' income.

It's such a minor thing, but I miss "platinum mood". I wish there was a bonus for completely maximizing my Sim's happiness bar. It doesn't seem to matter as much how far over the line you are.






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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 05:02:31 PM »
It's such a minor thing, but I miss "platinum mood". I wish there was a bonus for completely maximizing my Sim's happiness bar. It doesn't seem to matter as much how far over the line you are.

It does matter as far as skill building goes. A sim that has, say +250 to mood is going to learn skills faster than a sim with +150 to mood. But, once you've maxed out the skills you want to learn, yeah, it would be nice to get some kind of bonus. A check from the mayor of Sunset Valley for being the happiest sim on the block!  :D

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 12:42:54 PM »
I miss the aliens, I hope they will be back soon. In TS2 I would sometimes try to get both the husband and wife pregnant at the same time so they would give birth on the same day. :D

And I miss the seasons a lot, that just made it feel like time was actually passing.

Oh and the cow plant! Such a satisfying way to get rid of annoying visitors. ;D

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 03:05:43 PM »
I miss seasons too...and I found hot tubs fun when someone would get struck by lightening ( I know I'm bad  ;)).  I found the cowplant kind of creepy at first, but it sure made getting rid of an unsavory Sim or two easier!  :o 8)



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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 03:12:42 PM »
I never had anyone sit in the tub when there was lightning. OooOhh! :D

The first time I got the cow plant I didn't know what it did but the cake looked tasty so I had my sim go for it. :o :D

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 03:16:40 PM »
I never had anyone sit in the tub when there was lightning. OooOhh! :D

The first time I got the cow plant I didn't know what it did but the cake looked tasty so I had my sim go for it. :o :D

It was pretty funny when they got struck by lightening, they pretty much look like when they get electrocuted!  :o  I guess they also stand a chance of being killed, but I never had anyone die from being struck by lightening.. :D

Uh oh...your poor Sim...must have been quite a shock to see him get swallowed up by the cowplant!  :o :'( ;D

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 05:31:37 PM »
I thought that they should make it possible for your sim to die in a car wreck, or get sick, or have to need glasses. But I think out of all of that I think there should be a Competitive Trait. They love to play games and beat people so when they win the become happier, but when they lose the go ahead and get sad, anyone with me ???

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 05:38:52 PM »
...But I think out of all of that I think there should be a Competitive Trait. They love to play games and beat people so when they win the become happier, but when they lose the go ahead and get sad, anyone with me ???

Definitely. Competitive sounds good. I just wish we had more than 5 choices in the creation stage because inevitably what I end up doing — especially for challenge characters — is pick the same traits over and over and over. Some general ones are just too good and have an enormous impact, like Ambitious, and Over-Emotional.

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 01:14:50 AM »
I thought the Sims in TS2 were pretty competitive, I remember when the ones who were mean and grumpy would lose a game of Darts or Chess, they would throw a fit!  It was hilarious to watch them shout and stomp their feet, flail their hands!  I haven't had any of my Sims act that way in TS3, maybe they need the competitive trait.  ;)

Metro, I also find myself using the same traits over and over,  but for different reasons...maybe you should make a challenge not allowing you to use the traits that give you an advantage for easier success...I haven't read all the challenges, maybe there is one like that already?  ??? ;D

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 01:52:48 AM »
Great topic! I would LOVE to have the hot-tubs back, they were so much fun, and were an easy way for the sims to get clean and have fun simultaneously.
I'm not too fussed about the pets, never got into that.
I also really miss 'platinum' mood; especially when it stuck around forever once they completed their lifetime goal.
Another thing I would really like to see is motorbikes! i think that would be so cool! Also new and slightly different career paths, perhaps a 'circus' track, where you started off as popcorn seller and progressed to ringmaster....hang on a tick wasn't that in sims2???! oh dear...baby brain!

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 11:07:43 AM »
I really wish they would bring back the "Locked" doors from sims 2.

They just did. ;)

One silly little thing that I miss: in Sims 2 you could make a paper airplane out of the newspaper and Sims could play with it for fun. Sometimes in the beginning of a game this would be the only source of fun for my Sim. Playing with his little airplane...

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2009, 09:23:04 PM »
I just had a thought with the painting skill.

As it is, it's quite easy to make tons of money Painting, I thought of a more realistic way of selling paintings.

Since each town has an art gallery, I propose eliminating the ability to sell a painting off the easle, or in the "buy" items mode, at least for full value.

Instead, have an option to transfer the painting to the art gallery.  Then, as sims visit, they have a chance of liking the painting and buying it, much like sims who leave tips for a guitar playing sim.


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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2009, 10:38:04 PM »
I wonder if we submit these ideas to the Sim creators if they'll actually include them in the next patch or EP. o.O  I love all these ideas and miss locked doors and the weather. :|

Always fun to decimate a snowman.

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 11:29:01 PM »
I also miss weather. I wonder if it's just too hard to do now with the open neighborhoods, I hope not. :-\

i love all these ideas and miss locked doors

Did you install the latest patch (or WA)? If so, try clicking on a door now. ;)

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2009, 08:31:44 PM »
Yep it's nice being able to lock doors now. Does the basement tool carry over to vanilla as well?

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2009, 01:13:36 AM »
Yes. It's in the list of changes for the new patch.

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2009, 01:21:39 PM »
I'm not yet a Sims 3 player but I always thought it would be nice to make the sims games interactive with other members who are playing at the same time you are. I don't know if it will ever happen but it could make things more interesting some how.

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2009, 03:30:51 PM »
Ok, so I'm new to the forum but definitely not to the Sims.

-I would really enjoy the Open for Busniess concept.  Definitely bring back the easons concept. Maybe expand the Apartment Life concept for the Sims 3.
-I also think that they need to revamp the University concept, like some jobs you actually have to go to college or even a tech school. It would be awesome!  For example, the classes you take involve the skill you need, not just going to one class and gaining one skill level.  If you enroll in the course, you get like a max of 3 or 5 levels in each level, and eventualy getting a required degree for that job.
-I think in Create A Sim, if you're creating an Adult or Young Adult, you should right then be able to adjust the skill levels right away because, come on, being an adult and not having any of those skills you learn your whole life.
(The whole idea of work needs to be revamped.  Instead of your Sim just disappearing for hours, you should get to play them at work and do different tasks.  I have a lot of ideas, but these are the ones that come off the top of my head.)

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2009, 06:29:49 AM »
Hello! This post is about in future what we would like to see in sims. Im sorry if this has been posted before, it probably has so sorry! ( I still say sorry too much).
Here everyone can list what they would want in future sims expansion packs. I know that the people who created sims will be EXTREAMLY unlikely to actully read this post but lets hope they do somehow. But this is just for fun and what we'd all love to see in sims.
I would love to see an expansion pack thats like another holiday one too. But in this one i would want not different countries but places we would visit on vacations often. Like themparks, beaches, cliffsides, farms other stuff like that.

Also i would love to see babies and toddlers interact more. I havent really seen them interact with eachother. Wouldnt it be funny if you left a baby laying around on the floor or something and then a toddler grabbed it and ran outside somewhere. That would be so funny. And maybe for insane toddlers they could walk to the other side of town and just leave the baby somewhere. That would be so funny!

I would love to see prams. Imagine if you could take your baby or toddler for a walk in a pram, one of my other posts menchined them coming fishing and pam said there wasnt a type of transport they could use. So i think if we could just simply grab a pram, put in the baby, maybe put in a toy for it so it would stay happy and leave it while with adult sims do what they want that would be great. Maybe they could sleep in them and relax so we could have some peace and quiet. That would be great.

For kids i think it would be great to be able to interate with adults even more. I dont think you can but hopefully one day our adult sims could give them piggy backs and rides. Also more interactions in the water with other sims, like dunking them if they dont like eachother or splashing eachother.

All this would make sims so more exiting, and if you can already do something please tell me because that would be completly embarrasing for me if you already can.
Post your ideas on furniture, interactions clothes or whatever. I find this subject very interesting. :)

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2009, 10:23:56 AM »
I'm going to combine my single desire and Carl's big wish into one revolutionary idea: a hot tub in the shape of an electric guitar.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 03:39:33 PM »
This is kind of off topic a bit, but where did the piano go?
I was kind of disappointed when they changed the music skill to guitar.

And why is it then when you work in the symphonic branch of the music career that you need 10 guitar skill points? It should be piano. >:(

And they should make it so the easel can be placed in your inventory. Instead of memorizing a scenery and painting it at home. Or at least add a little easel that is accessible when on other lots.

Oh, and I bought the base game, and World Adventures for 50$ each without tax. You'd figure the expansion would be less?

[Edit: I moved this post to a more appropriate topic.  -Pam]

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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2009, 03:53:22 PM »
I want to see different music objects again, having only the guitar is kind of lame..
I also want seasons (which should have been included with the base game.) Although knowing EA they will release the same Seasons expansion from the Sims 2 only it will include a few extra stuff, and calling it "Holiday Fun," so they can rake out more cash from people....  :P

 

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