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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #125 on: February 10, 2010, 08:02:37 AM »
I thought of some more:
1. Make all the beds have the same energy value. I get tired of using the same beds in every house I build. What's the point of that, anyway? (all the beds having different energy values)
2. I've said it before and I am saying it again: FIX THE BORKED ROUTING. The foot tapping is driving me looney tunes.
3. More careers would be nice. I would love to see something different, though, than the standard law enforcement, scientist, business etc. Careers like construction, garbage men and other city type employment would be kind of cool and make the game more realistic. I'm hoping that future expansions will add more careers.
4. Bring back the hot tub. I am sure EA must be aware that many of its fans really want this. I wish I knew why they didn't put it in the base game. There are some fabulous creators out there, but my guess is that a hot tub would be extremely difficult to make and program.
5. More shoes and clothes. I want cowboy boots and western style clothing. I can't seem to find any CC like this either. Some western style furniture would be really cool too.
I am not complaining, I really love TS3. In fact, I like it better than TS2. I just think it needs some tweks to make it completely fabulous. I just wish EA would listen to what we want instead of making stuff that they think we want.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2010, 08:46:04 AM »
I agree on the weather expansion, out of all of them, I do believe the weather was my favorite.  I can see it now, the house on the hill, looking out of the town with it white with snow, that would be really cool.  Pets was ok, but, how about not having to add their picture, but maybe just play with them and be able to pet them, it was kinda much to have them actually added to your family.  I thought it was neat when they slept by the fireplace.  Kinda homey looking.  I just dont want that much control, too much to do already.  I agree with the rest of the stuff, like pianos, drums and more options on the music.  I miss my bands, that was amazing when you had all of the instuments going at the same time.  Oh well, maybe sometime in the future.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2010, 08:52:48 AM »
2. I've said it before and I am saying it again:FIX THE BORKED ROUTING. The foot tapping is driving me looney tunes.

Pathfinding issues are annoying. When it happens in challenges I scream because I'm losing precious time. But, that's why I try and stagger cues as much as possible between 2+ Sims. For example, if husband and wife are sleeping and are just about to wake up, I pause the game. I issue a shower, eat leftovers sequence to the wife, and a eat leftovers, and then shower for the husband. But, I don't issue the husband's cues until the wife is out of bed and at least walking towards the bedroom door. Otherwise, they'll get hung up.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2010, 09:53:49 AM »
Ohh...foot tapping, that and the sprinklers are my biggest peeves probably, right under all the borked patches they give us.

I wish they had left in all the carpets and stuff from TS2. And what happened to the half walls and spiral stairs?

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2010, 10:38:50 AM »
Yes, foot tapping has to be right up there, especially for a large family.  I have tried doing what my sister does when building a house and make it more open, especially in the dining area.  I kinda miss the prolonged eating and in sims2 you could have six people eat at the same time and they would sit there for a long time and talk.  Sometimes, just to get a large family's social up, I would tell them all to sit at the table and they would sit there until you told them to do something else.  I do that now and they won't sit there but for a second or two, very hard to get more than two people to eat at the same time because of the toe tapping thing, LOL, but, that is a minor detail and workable, I would rather have to deal with something like that, rather than dealing with all of the major problems some are having, so not really a complaint, just annoying.  I really feel bad for the people that cannot play at all or are dealing with so many other issues.  I have lost two big families at the beginning, but no major issues at this time, love the game.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2010, 12:26:12 PM »
I forgot about the half walls.......I loved those. I also loved the spiral stairs,they would look really nice in some of the houses I have made. I would love to see some of the objects from TS2 make their way into TS3.
TS3 has some really great potential for expansions and I am looking forward to what EA comes up with, but I have to wonder...do they really pay attention to what we, as players, want in our games? Because I think if they did, we wouldn't be begging for hot tubs and musical instruments.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #131 on: February 10, 2010, 01:31:55 PM »
I terribly miss my Piano much like others. I've played the piano for 10 years of my life (and still counting) it's such a big part of my life that I simply can't make a sim me without the piano.
I miss the hottubs.
I really miss the teenage "sneak out" function. I know you can be out past curfew, I just thought it was awesome that you can call someone to join you.
I miss all the toddler and Child interactions too, much like everyone. Like children could do cartwheels and "show off" to parents to gain attention. I miss being able to consol a child when they were sad. I remember a family of mine had parents that got into a divorce, the dad moved off the lot, and the child started crying, the mom came over and did a very cute comforting thing called "consoling." This never involved any screaming if I recall like the sims 3 makes it out to be.
I'm family oriented pretty much. :D I really want sims who are in love to be able to walk places holding hands. I couldn't stand how "hold hands" option meant they grab hands for 2 seconds and smile and wave them around. That's not holding hands. That's some form of dancing.
I MISS MY SLOWDANCING! Everything that came with it too (from goosing to the cute little kisses :D)
I also miss being able to give "gifts" from a sim to another on parties and birthdays.
Haha. I'm glad that they fixed the relationship thing though, I dont know about you, but I could be playing the sims 2 and building up a friendship between a guy and a girl and they woud automatically kiss goodbye... even if one of them was married! It was awful. I loved apartment life, and I think we should be able to build apartments again. I miss colleges too. But these will most likely be fixed with expansions. :) Sorry for the very long list, I just really miss some of these things from Sims 2 and stuff.



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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2010, 05:26:54 PM »
TS3 has some really great potential for expansions and I am looking forward to what EA comes up with, but I have to wonder...do they really pay attention to what we, as players, want in our games? Because I think if they did, we wouldn't be begging for hot tubs and musical instruments.

I'm not associated with EA, so this is just my opinion. I think they are well aware of what players want to see in the game and I think they will eventually give it to us.  They aren't just game creators, they are also businesspeople.  If they put everything we want into the base game, they would have played all their cards up front.  I'm sure they are thinking down the line and how to keep sales moving.  They gave us the much desired electric guitar in the High End Loft stuff pack.  And the vibrating bed.  But seriously, don't expect them to give you everything in one pack.  They will dole it out a little at a time over the next few years so you can gradually build your game up to be so much more than what it started with.  The old saying, "always leave them wanting more" applies here.  It's a viable business tactic for them.
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« Reply #133 on: February 27, 2010, 11:29:09 PM »
I was thinking, how about Children can bake heart shaped cupcakes and give them to their parents for a relationship boost.

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« Reply #134 on: February 28, 2010, 04:04:33 AM »
It would be kinda cute to have them do that! (but how close to reality? ::)) And then couldn't evrybody bake similar cupcakes? Like, if your girlfriend sim caught you cheating on her with your other girlfriend, then you could bake like a make-up cup-cake! (and all that didn't get that last rhyme should look at it better ;))
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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #135 on: February 28, 2010, 09:17:39 AM »
The main things I want to see are the gradual change things, e.g grass grows, Sims grow taller and age gradually, hair can grow, Grey hairs appear. If they have done it with, weight and pregnancy why can't they do it with height or others?
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« Reply #136 on: February 28, 2010, 10:47:11 AM »
Gradual aging is a really cool idea......but seeing as how TS3 is such a nightmare to program, I am not sure how they would do it. From what I have read it is a bigger pain to program than TS2 or TS1.
I know that TS3 is a different game than TS2, but I really think incorporating ideas from TS2 would be a good thing. Most TS3 players are Sims veterans and we had similar expansions in TS2 and TS1. Pets were a big hit and we got them in both versions, as well as vacations. I'd love to see a Freetime type expansion for TS3.

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #137 on: February 28, 2010, 01:15:55 PM »
Freetime would be nice, but not pets. I hated the pets they gave us in TS2...

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Re: Suggestions for the game
« Reply #138 on: February 28, 2010, 01:23:33 PM »
Old memories. When I was still playing the Sims 2, sometimes my cats got stuck in the floor. It was really strange. They couldn't move and I had to use the cheat maxmotives to get them back on the floor. It really wasn't fun that way.
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« Reply #139 on: March 01, 2010, 11:10:40 AM »
1st - Not enough Pets in Sims 2

2nd - There is very big rumour of Freetime style game coming in june.... I wanted pets   :(
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« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2010, 12:20:17 PM »
What is Freetime?
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« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2010, 12:27:03 PM »
A previous expansion for The Sims 2 that gave us hobbies for our sims.

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« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2010, 05:41:43 PM »
A previous expansion for The Sims 2 that gave us hobbies for our sims.
What types of hobbies were they? Also, could they be leveled up like skills, or what? I too did not have Sims or Sims 2.
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« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2010, 06:09:06 PM »
There was pottery, sewing, which was pretty neat.  The longer you worked at the skill the better the pottery or the clothes designs.  I loved the pottery.  I had opened up a store for this girl to sell her stuff and made so much money, it costs so little to buy the clay and the profit was really very good once you got to the top level.  There were so many pretty things to decorate your house with.  If I was to choose I would say hobbies and something like the expansion, Open for Business.  University was okay, but it got kinda boring after a while.  I am like alot of other people, I have owned every EP and expansion from all three games.  Sims3 is my favorite though.
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« Reply #144 on: March 02, 2010, 03:50:31 AM »
I'm not big on Pets from the Sims.  I really hope it's not that. 

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« Reply #145 on: March 02, 2010, 08:21:55 AM »
I was not too impressed with pets either.  Just another body to control.  I played around some with the breeding aspect, but if the two dogs or cats did not like each other, then forget it.
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« Reply #146 on: March 02, 2010, 09:20:55 AM »
Actually without mods or cheats, you had zero control over pets, so they were awful, to be honest.

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« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2010, 11:05:28 AM »
What is Freetime?

It was as people above said. The Hobbies were -
Culinary
Tinkering
Sports
Fitness
Music and Dance
Arts and Crafts
Science
Games
Movies and Books or something like that!

You had a Hobbie skill points out of 10, clubs with own lots, new objects, clothes etc.
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« Reply #148 on: March 02, 2010, 10:41:26 PM »
That is actually where tinkering started.  Thanks for the list.  I had forgotten most of them because I have not played in so long, but it was a really neat expansion and that is one I think should be brought back.
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« Reply #149 on: March 03, 2010, 02:00:13 AM »
yeah, I think that is all and the correct names, from the top of my head!
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