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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2050 on: August 25, 2012, 10:44:27 PM »
I think that there should be a way to remove certain items of clothing and hair from CAS that I never use. Some of the clothing choices are just not nice looking, and with all the nicer clothes in expansion packs and especially from the store, I feel that they don't need to be displayed.


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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2051 on: August 26, 2012, 07:09:32 AM »
Are you sure you will never use those clothes? Ever? Although there will be a way to sort the clothing by expansion in Supernatural.



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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2052 on: August 26, 2012, 01:01:50 PM »
Some way to combine Singing and Bands would be nice. Then I could truly have my Sims lay down the Funk  ;D
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2053 on: August 26, 2012, 08:27:33 PM »
Are you sure you will never use those clothes? Ever? Although there will be a way to sort the clothing by expansion in Supernatural.

Not for sure never ever again, but it would be nice to hide them somehow. Kind of like the top shelf in my closet... there are things up there that I just can't quite throw away, but I prefer to have them stashed out of the way.


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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2054 on: August 26, 2012, 08:33:28 PM »
I think, though I don't know for sure, that you can screen clothes and hairstyles by expansion pack.  Or that might be coming with Supernatural.  But that should make it easier cake.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2055 on: August 28, 2012, 05:02:54 PM »
I hate having my Sims live in squalor when they're just starting out and unable to afford a decent shower, stove, bed, etc.  But I also would prefer not to use cheats if I can avoid it.  I sometimes use the Motherlode to help my Sim out at the beginning, but I never feel good about cheating and wish there was a way for Sims to borrow money and repay it, possibly with a little interest.
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2056 on: August 28, 2012, 05:06:58 PM »
That's not a bad idea! Maybe from the business center?

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2057 on: August 28, 2012, 05:12:36 PM »
That's not a bad idea! Maybe from the business center?

From the business center, that would work!  I could just see it:  in order to be approved for a loan, you have to make friends with Nick Alto.  Maybe bribe him in some way.  And if you don't keep up with your payments, Repo will come and repossess something.  Yeah, I think that would be fun.
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2058 on: August 28, 2012, 05:28:20 PM »
From the business center, that would work!  I could just see it:  in order to be approved for a loan, you have to make friends with Nick Alto.  Maybe bribe him in some way.  And if you don't keep up with your payments, Repo will come and repossess something.  Yeah, I think that would be fun.

Repo Man, if you're borrowing from the business, but you should be able to take out a higher loan with the criminals. If you don't pay up, you get more burglaries until you've coughed up the dough.  Burglar Alarms? Forgetta bout it!
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2059 on: August 28, 2012, 05:48:23 PM »
Repo Man, if you're borrowing from the business, but you should be able to take out a higher loan with the criminals. If you don't pay up, you get more burglaries until you've coughed up the dough.  Burglar Alarms? Forgetta bout it!

Oh yeah, I like these ideas!  And while we're on the subject of money in the game, it would be nice to be able to give money to other Sims (not just donating to charity through the mailbox).  You could give an allowance to your kids, give money to someone needy, bribe your boss to get a raise, maybe pay "protection" money to the criminals to keep from getting burglarized.
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2060 on: August 29, 2012, 11:26:01 AM »
I like your ideas Schipperke. I am often in the same boat as you. I don't like to use cheats but hate the cheap shower and stove!

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2061 on: August 29, 2012, 01:15:21 PM »
Your new Sims don't have to be totally poor!  Just get rid of the extra stuff the game puts in the houses that they consider decorative, like the phones on the walls and tables that no one ever uses!
Sell off the trees on your lots get rid of everything except the most basic of basics and you soon have enough cash for that better shower and stove.  I guess it's sort of a cheat because you DO have to have testingcheatsenabled on, but if you go into map view, go to a lot that has abandoned cars on it and hold down shift and click on the lot, you can then buy or build on that lot.  The purpose isn't for buying or building but for hammering those vehicles, which then puts the cash from them in YOUR wallet.  Way to be a klepto without being a klepto.  Or maybe you are just being your own personal version of loan shark.  lol
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2062 on: August 29, 2012, 07:16:51 PM »
From the business center, that would work!  I could just see it:  in order to be approved for a loan, you have to make friends with Nick Alto.  Maybe bribe him in some way.  And if you don't keep up with your payments, Repo will come and repossess something.  Yeah, I think that would be fun.
If there was a loan service maybe there could be a bank. I to wish you could give Sims money, it would like a gift, just giving money instead of an item. Maybe you could ask another Sim for a loan.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2063 on: August 29, 2012, 07:26:25 PM »
I'd personally love to see groups of performing sims, Singers accompanied by bands, Acrobats and Magicians interacting possibly.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2064 on: August 29, 2012, 09:30:39 PM »
Your new Sims don't have to be totally poor!  Just get rid of the extra stuff the game puts in the houses that they consider decorative, like the phones on the walls and tables that no one ever uses!
Sell off the trees on your lots get rid of everything except the most basic of basics and you soon have enough cash for that better shower and stove.  I guess it's sort of a cheat because you DO have to have testingcheatsenabled on, but if you go into map view, go to a lot that has abandoned cars on it and hold down shift and click on the lot, you can then buy or build on that lot.  The purpose isn't for buying or building but for hammering those vehicles, which then puts the cash from them in YOUR wallet.  Way to be a klepto without being a klepto.  Or maybe you are just being your own personal version of loan shark.  lol

Joria, I always sell everything except the essentials and money is still tight for the first couple of weeks, when Sims aren't earning much yet.  But I never thought of the cars!  That's really clever!  How on earth did you think of it?  :D
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2065 on: August 29, 2012, 10:11:56 PM »
I hate having my Sims live in squalor when they're just starting out and unable to afford a decent shower, stove, bed, etc.  But I also would prefer not to use cheats if I can avoid it.  I sometimes use the Motherlode to help my Sim out at the beginning, but I never feel good about cheating and wish there was a way for Sims to borrow money and repay it, possibly with a little interest.

Schipp, if you place a parking space, turn on MOO, and invite a rich sim over, they will park their car on your lot, and then you can sell it! You don't even need to move them in! Surely that doesn't count as cheating on a challenge - there are already so many ways to make fast money.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2066 on: August 29, 2012, 10:27:04 PM »
Schipp, if you place a parking space, turn on MOO, and invite a rich sim over, they will park their car on your lot, and then you can sell it! You don't even need to move them in! Surely that doesn't count as cheating on a challenge - there are already so many ways to make fast money.

Selling your friends' cars?!  I'm beginning to think the main problem my poor Sims have is being stuck with a controller (me) who is either too honest or too stupid to think of these tricks - or possibly both of the above.  ::)
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2067 on: August 30, 2012, 10:53:11 AM »
I am by no means honest when it comes to how I treat My Sim's Friends. I made a house of 4 Kleptos (All P.I's), and a 5th sim who was Mega Friendly. I invited the Altos to stay on my lot, and locked them in while the four klepto P.I's  robbed them. I then sent them home after all Needs related objects were gone   ;)

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2068 on: August 30, 2012, 11:04:27 AM »
In the third attempt of my immortal dynasty, I learned the value of the coffee machine in the game before I got rich and bought Super Sleepers for everyone. Which led me to think of these ideas:

- A travel mug. I hated sending out one of my roommates to look for love and have his coffee buzz end with no source of coffee off the lot. A travel mug would help. Fill it up, or fill several up with coffee and avoid the effects on tiredness without having to go back to your lot for another drink.

- Drinking coffee while standing up. You're trying to fulfill dynasty requirements; there isn't time for sitting down to a cup of coffee! Maybe they can actually do it and it was because I had a seat on my lot, but the whole sitting down thing was a bit of a time sucker.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2069 on: August 30, 2012, 03:11:14 PM »
Selling your friends' cars?!  I'm beginning to think the main problem my poor Sims have is being stuck with a controller (me) who is either too honest or too stupid to think of these tricks - or possibly both of the above.  ::)

You are not the only one! Perhaps this is the problem my sims have as well. I like to do things the honest way and I don't like to do those kind of things. But taking out a loan and paying it back with interest would be a very honest way of dealing with this. So I still really like your idea! And I had no idea you could sell someone else's car if they parked it on your lot that seems strange!

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2070 on: August 31, 2012, 04:24:49 AM »
When you "forget" to teach a toddler life skills like talking,
when it ages up to a child it needs extra help to catch up with school?
Just makes it a little more realistic :)

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2071 on: August 31, 2012, 06:55:03 AM »
I actually quite like that idea. I'd like it to be a bit harder, even if it's just for teens in high school, to get As? Like maybe you could have an interaction on the homework to "work harder" or to just "rush through it" or something to determine how good your work is. Melinda in my legacy constantly skips school and when she's at school, she slacks off or talks to friends and she misses homework quite a lot, yet she graduated with an A.. I just think it'd be cool if the As were a lot harder to get, and same with being Valedictorian. If you just have one child, they tend to come out as valedictorian which kinda annoys me.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2072 on: August 31, 2012, 08:09:08 AM »
I might have said this before, but I'd love it if children inherited traits no matter what.  Total randomization is fun and all, and sometimes it's nice to choose traits, too, but it would be much more realistic if that virtuoso or that hot temper were inherited.  The only way to do that currently is to make your sim have an awful pregnancy.  That's not something that happens much in my game anymore.  I wish the game would choose traits for the baby, with both inheritance and randomness playing some role, and if your sim had a terrific pregnancy you could choose to change the pre-selected traits or leave them, if that's what you wanted.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2073 on: August 31, 2012, 08:47:07 AM »
If there was a bank that you could get loans from, then Sims in the criminal career, either branch, should be able to rob it.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2074 on: August 31, 2012, 10:33:18 AM »
I'd prefer that Children/Teens/Toddlers Developed Traits based on what they did, which parent they had the highest relationship with, anda smal;l level of randomness. Being hot-tempered is not genetic (Much)
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