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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1975 on: July 31, 2012, 11:38:35 AM »
I want something simple.  I am an elderly lady, 73 at the moment.  I would not be caught DEAD OR ALIVE in those hideous outfits they have for the elderly!  They are outrageous and so limiting!  Sure you can recolor, but recoloring bad taste is still bad taste with a better design on it.  What makes them think we oldsters want to look like Hagitha?  I want jeans that fit, not some baggy raggy pants that shine.  UGH!  I want t-shirts and denim shirts and evening wear that is attractive and not all showing skinny bones or saggy fat because it is inappropriate for the body.  AND I want better bodies for the elderly!  We don't all walk hunched over and shuffling our feet.  Some of us run marathons and enter decathlon events and Iron Men challenges, (not Olympic level but still....). There is currently a very attractive older man in the equestrian events in the Olympics riding an older, (16 yr old horse).  You get adorable clothes for the teens and YA, then a little less adorable for the Adult and positively hideous for the elders.  NOT FAIR.  It's elder abuse.  So, all I want is some decent threads for those poor old Sims.
I agree, I'm not anywhere even close to elderly, I'm actually still in the young stage.  But the elderly clothes, having abosolutely no muscles whatsoever, slouching all the time, and walking extremely slow,  I can't stand it.  It's why I almost never play a sim long enough for them to reach the elder stage.  To me, an elderly person is about 60 or over, on sims, they go from looking like they're 4o, to looking like they're in their 80's, or more. :-\
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1976 on: July 31, 2012, 05:43:14 PM »
As I said, I'm 73, 74 this December.  I walk upright.  I do NOT slouch!  I do not shuffle!  I'm not particularly athletic but these decrepit walking corpses they say are elders are really offensive to oldsters like myself.  I guess they think only young folks play games.  HAH!  Wrong!
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« Reply #1977 on: July 31, 2012, 08:06:06 PM »
As I said, I'm 73, 74 this December.  I walk upright.  I do NOT slouch!  I do not shuffle!  I'm not particularly athletic but these decrepit walking corpses they say are elders are really offensive to oldsters like myself.  I guess they think only young folks play games.  HAH!  Wrong!

I agree, Joria! Just today, my daughter told me I was too old to date! What?! I'm 65. My husband passed away three years ago. So, why shouldn't I? I also think that sims...and human...elders should have decent clothes to wear. Have you been shopping for clothes lately?

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1978 on: July 31, 2012, 08:20:58 PM »
Maybe a "slouchiness" slider would help, and have it enabled for adults too. I slouch a bit, in spite of my youth. It's just how I am. I try to imply that some (or a lot) of my elders are spry and fit in their old age, and it would be nice if they could keep good posture for their entire lives. But not all of them should be so lucky. :P

Also, why can't elders have muscle mass? They have the muscle definition sliders enabled, so why not the rest of it? It's a little disheartening to think that my insanely strong adult can work out for all his life, work out even more as an elder, and still lose his sexy muscles just because he got older.

As for the choices in elder clothing, I was planning out some outfits for a future dynasty of mine, and I ended up cracking under pressure when it came to finding things for my elder ladies to wear. At least all adult hair is enabled for elders, or else I'd just give up with playing elders.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement Ideas
« Reply #1979 on: July 31, 2012, 10:09:09 PM »
I really wish they'd give us a way to stop getting the newspaper.  None of my sims read it, and since it can't be deleted in buy mode, my sims have to waste time disposing of the thing every day.  Not a big job, but you know how fast time passes in Simland, I hate wasting any of it.
You can also drag the newspaper to the garbage while in live mode.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1980 on: July 31, 2012, 10:09:52 PM »
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« Reply #1981 on: July 31, 2012, 11:17:25 PM »
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1982 on: August 01, 2012, 08:28:08 AM »
I can't imagine that even real life elders who don't care about their appearance much would want to wear those clothes. I think we could use a Children and Elders stuff pack.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1983 on: August 01, 2012, 09:05:02 AM »
Elder sims not having clothing choice is what makes me unable to play them much. So much ugly clothing, and because it's a different body type to YA/A, while you can use cheat programs to allow elders to wear YA/A clothing that comes with stuff packs and Expansions, it ends up making them look a little weird. *sigh*

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1984 on: August 01, 2012, 10:29:49 AM »
The main thing I hate about the elders is the slouchy look.  It's a bit better when you use the southern gentlemen walk with the cane from generations, but then that just makes them look weird, not ugly, weird.  I mean, the slouchy no muscle look kind of fits with an immortal dynasty, I mean, come on, you have to give them some credit, they're immortal.  But for normal gameplay, Bleh!  It's exactly why if I'm not playing seriously that I age them up as soon as they turn elder... kind of cruel, I know.  But hey, there's other things to do if you get tired of playing your sim...  Back on Topic.  What I think is kind of weird, is that the elders can't dress normal, but they can do just about all the things that normal sims can do.  Personally, I don't like seing my skinny slouching elder getting caught by a fire trap in a tomb, being blasted by water(Ok that would be kind of fun in real life.) and having darts hurled at them.  Though once, I think that one of my elders who worked out pretty much for a living( she was in the sports career.)  kept just a hint of muscle, it honestly made her look better.  And if you color their hair the same color that it was you can barely notice it.  Except for their slouching and horrible clothes, but hey, when their doing kong fu, it can really fool your eyes. And if you don't look to closely, you can't see the wrinkles.  But yes, I think EA should at least add a slouching slider.  I mean sure, they added the age freeze and young again potion, but come on EA, that's barely a substitute.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1985 on: August 01, 2012, 04:14:30 PM »
I want something simple.  I am an elderly lady, 73 at the moment.  I would not be caught DEAD OR ALIVE in those hideous outfits they have for the elderly!  They are outrageous and so limiting!  Sure you can recolor, but recoloring bad taste is still bad taste with a better design on it.  What makes them think we oldsters want to look like Hagitha?  I want jeans that fit, not some baggy raggy pants that shine.  UGH!  I want t-shirts and denim shirts and evening wear that is attractive and not all showing skinny bones or saggy fat because it is inappropriate for the body.  AND I want better bodies for the elderly!  We don't all walk hunched over and shuffling our feet.  Some of us run marathons and enter decathlon events and Iron Men challenges, (not Olympic level but still....). There is currently a very attractive older man in the equestrian events in the Olympics riding an older, (16 yr old horse).  You get adorable clothes for the teens and YA, then a little less adorable for the Adult and positively hideous for the elders.  NOT FAIR.  It's elder abuse.  So, all I want is some decent threads for those poor old Sims.

Yeah, that's why I have to go to websites for elderly clothes, because even I, as a YA, won't wear those clothes as an elder. ;D And I hate having to do so, because it's wasting disk space for the game, ya know. It's fine for TS2, because TS2 has such limited vairity, and I always needed CC for haircolor, and fake colored Sims like orange, for fake orange tan, (as long as the Sims and faces look like EA/Maxis faces!), and TS2 is less complex. But TS3 is very complex and memory hogging, and I think EA needs to give us the outfits and not some third party site! I don't care for elders, unless I have Generations or Pets.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1986 on: August 01, 2012, 04:59:25 PM »
I don't recolor my elders hair back to the way it was when they were young but I will add a true white so their hair is silvery, or maybe do a dark hair color with silver at the temples or just a hint of color in the white.  I remember as a kid seeing some elderly women leave a salon with blue or purple hair and thought, "How gross!"  But if you add just tips in a color, particularly a soft color, they look pretty good.  Another trick is to put some weight on them before they age up to elder and definitely have them work out and bulk up.  If you use testingcheatsenabled true, you can send them to cas and rework their body weight and definition and smooth out some of the wrinkles too.  They still look elderly but not decrepit.  I noticed the elders who were more athletic to begin with had less of a slouch and walked a bit more normally.  My gen 2 just loves the gyroscope and bull and rock wall, and while he is very thin he is not "skinny", and moves better and looks better than his daughter who just aged up and is not at all athletic.
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« Reply #1987 on: August 01, 2012, 05:51:59 PM »
Thanks for the tips, Joria. I love my elders and want the best for them. I also think (as someone else said above) that an Elders stuff pack is a great idea.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1988 on: August 01, 2012, 07:23:42 PM »
I agree on the elder thing. Those are truly terrible outfits, and I've no idea what I'm going to do with generations 5-7 for elderly wear.

Unfortunately, I find the slouch/shuffle to be a bit more appealing than using a cane in game. I tried to give one to Agnes when she aged up, then sent her fishing. She cane/crawled her way over flat land, but places where she couldn't use it, she tucked the cane away and practically sprinted to the next flat land.

It took her at least twice as long to get to her destination with a cane than without. So I sold that and delete all wishes involving canes.

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« Reply #1989 on: August 01, 2012, 08:04:31 PM »
I totally agree with the comments about the Elders.  I have friends in their late 70's and no way any of them look all bent over and walking with a shuffle.  Nor do they wear dowdy clothing like the poor old Sims.  In my Dynasty a couple of the Immortals caught the running bug.  It was annoying when they were younger, but I quite enjoyed watching those two sprightly elders running everywhere instead of shuffling along.  If I ever feel inspired to do another Immortal Dynasty, I think I'll try to get them to catch the running bug just before their last birthday.
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1990 on: August 02, 2012, 02:02:54 AM »
My dad is in his 70s and he plays chase with his dog (and if I'm there, beats me every time) and goes to the pool and swims virtually every day.
 
As for Sims 3, I hate the potbelly they get. Do you get an automatic potbelly at an old age?  I don't think so!
I'd like to split the elder stage into two phases (70-85 days and 85+ days) or something like that. 70-85 days could be where the Sim is 'elderly' but not yet in the condition of the stage 2. Stage 1 could be just skin-deep (i.e. wrinkles), while Stage 2 could have various debuffs and more effects (slower skill gain, slower athletic results, needs deplete faster, etc).

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1991 on: August 13, 2012, 03:03:05 PM »
Is it me, or have babies and toddlers downgraded since Sims 2? I actually stopped playing with them altogether, because of it. Anyways, I think we need little sandboxes and kiddie pools for them to play in, and they should climb out their cribs and ask for things again! I remember when babies and toddlers were fun, now they're just plain boring without those interactions!

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« Reply #1992 on: August 13, 2012, 04:00:22 PM »
One word: rollercoasters! I love them, and we shouldget a EP so our sims can too.
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« Reply #1993 on: August 13, 2012, 08:08:09 PM »
Generation introduced sandboxes Jeana.  And it won't surprise me if kiddie pools come with seasons. 

What I really want is a stuff pack that is anime inspired.  Complete with hair, clothes, and decor themed around different animes.  I would love to give some of my Sims spiky. gravity defying hair, without it being that spiked moehawk.  And they need to be for all ages.  And then clothes and outfits from anime.  Like Sayan battle clothes from DBZ, or the Soul Reaper uniform from Bleach.  I goes the only real problem, apart from getting licensing from each publisher, is picking a selection of animes to use for inspiration that will make everyone happy, and not complain because [i[their[/i] desired anime wasn't included.

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« Reply #1994 on: August 14, 2012, 08:52:32 PM »
Toddlers can't play in the sandboxes, though. Which is a little silly. I see more real life toddlers play in sandboxes than actual children.

One small thing: recolorable eyelashes! I have wispy, light-colored eyelashes in real life. Even if they're just linked to the eyebrow color, I'd be satisfied. Not everyone has thick, lush black eyelashes.

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« Reply #1995 on: August 14, 2012, 09:16:17 PM »
Toddlers can't play in the sandboxes, though. Which is a little silly. I see more real life toddlers play in sandboxes than actual children.

One small thing: recolorable eyelashes! I have wispy, light-colored eyelashes in real life. Even if they're just linked to the eyebrow color, I'd be satisfied. Not everyone has thick, lush black eyelashes.
I would love it if sims could have recolorable eyelashes!  if we ever gain the ability to recolor sims eylashes, just like hair, as in, really detailed, like, ti, middle, and end, nearly all of my sims would have rainbow colored eylashes! :)  Now, for something that I just thought up... sims are in urgent need of more snacks, such as mints, graham crackers, crackers, potatoe chips, popcorn, all the junkfood!  I'm also going to expand on the idea about rollercoasters and say that sims need, not only rollercoasters, but fairs!  Along with fair food.  There would also be kiddie rides, and also scary rides, but not rollercoasters.  And sims would be able to get a moodlet called exhilarating ride!  Or, a terrified moodlet.  If I could make my own expansion pack, they would be able to die by rollercoaster malafunction too, but it would be about as rare as a meteor.  Hence, new death type!  And the ghost would have rollercoasters going around inside of it! ;D  I hope EA makes an expansion for this or something like it and calls it something really crazy!  Like Flying Gerbals!
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #1996 on: August 14, 2012, 11:15:02 PM »
I know that there is an inheritance LTW but wouldnt it be great that a sim actually inherited there parent sims money when they died if the parent sim/s are not in the same household.

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« Reply #1997 on: August 15, 2012, 07:45:53 AM »
I just came up with this while building a house.. But I wish Sims could lean over balconies in their home and like, admire the view?

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« Reply #1998 on: August 15, 2012, 09:09:43 AM »
And you can get jobs a the amument park! A not rabbithole job! Like cleaning up or working at a food stand!
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« Reply #1999 on: August 15, 2012, 10:41:54 AM »
For those with Ambitions, being able to choose when you do outside work in the medical career and what you do. Let's just say that playing a vampire doctor is very hard when he's sent to do clinics outside at random. Plus, there are times when I want my doctor sims to enter the rabbithole and leave me alone for a few hours.

 

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