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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2100 on: September 04, 2012, 02:24:05 PM »
Wouldn't it be great if you could sell your upgraded items at the Consignment Store!  And register as a self-employed Handyman.
 
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2101 on: September 04, 2012, 02:50:39 PM »
I always get the red "It's the last day to pay the bills" box, no matter how long I play for. Thats how I always pay my bills. If they took that away my sims would all end up BFF's with the repo-man

Hmmmm.  It doesn't seem to work that way for me.  I get it twice, and then I get the repo man warning, each time I forgot to pay the bills.  Maybe I'm closing out the warning by accident.

It would definitely be neat if handyness was considered a job!  I seem to get a lot of opportunities to fix things for people, but never enough to make a living.



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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2102 on: September 04, 2012, 08:02:13 PM »
I think twallan may or may not have a handiness self-employment job as part of his Career mod. I won’t discuss it further due to the board but I thought I saw something like that on the matter.

But yeah, it would be cool for some of the more common skills to recieve buffs in future patches/EPs. Whatever happened to blogging from The Sims 2 for consoles? And it would be awesome if you could upgrade your car with an alarm, again from The Sims 2. And I think that a food replicator that holds three times as many food items with twice the stock of each should be worth tons more.

As for bills… I hardly ever play a single file long enough for it to become a problem.

I also have a gripe about the testing cheats. If the number of those in The Sims 2 was around 200, The Sims 3 had maybe 65, 70. What happened to those cool objects like the Tombstone of Life & Death? I use twallan’s mods so it’s not a problem for me, but I still feel like I was cheated out of my favorite cheats, if that makes any sense.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2103 on: September 04, 2012, 08:39:24 PM »
I'll be the first to admit that I like it when we get classic Sims elements back, with an expansion, or store content, but only in small doses. I don't think everything should be exactly like Sims 2, nor do I think, besides Pets, Weather, and a Teen Style stuff pack, is worth repeating. I think Sims 2 was special, because of the gameplay Sims 2 had, and I think Sims 3 is special because of the new game play it will bring, and has brought in the future. Even Seasons and Pets have to be upgraded and different from Sims 2, otherwise what would be the point of having them in Sims 3?

As far as cookies, and baking goes, I'd like to see different types of cookie recipes avaliable, not just chocolate chip. Maybe oatmeal raisin, or peanut butter could serve as a possible recipe choice? I'd like it if adults could bake the different sweets children can bake in the toy oven as well!

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2104 on: September 04, 2012, 09:12:02 PM »
The Sims 2? Phooey. I grew up with the original Sims, mind you. I say that’s where the biggest leap was. There were some really unique objects in there I haven’t seen since. Including the aformentioned Skydiving Simulator, maybe along with a few career rewards from The Sims 2 should make it into a stuff pack, along with a ton of other things like wallpapers and such. Maybe even a few returning music tracks.

…But not build mode from the original. That song makes me depressed. I’m sure that I’m not the only one with a childhood trama caused by the Sims games. :'(
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2105 on: September 04, 2012, 09:14:28 PM »
I want some things like the obstacle course. That was awesome.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2106 on: September 04, 2012, 10:01:23 PM »
The Sims 2? Phooey. I grew up with the original Sims, mind you. I say that’s where the biggest leap was. There were some really unique objects in there I haven’t seen since. Including the aformentioned Skydiving Simulator, maybe along with a few career rewards from The Sims 2 should make it into a stuff pack, along with a ton of other things like wallpapers and such. Maybe even a few returning music tracks.

…But not build mode from the original. That song makes me depressed. I’m sure that I’m not the only one with a childhood trama caused by the Sims games. :'(

.......isn't there some sort of skydiving simulator in the TS3 store?



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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2107 on: September 04, 2012, 10:11:39 PM »
.......isn't there some sort of skydiving simulator in the TS3 store?
I haven’t bothered to check. If there is, it’d better raise athletic skill and send your Sims flying if they are trapped in it for too long.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2108 on: September 04, 2012, 10:36:10 PM »
I wish those hot air balloons would function in the game, and not be used for decoration in the map. I think it would be fun to see the Sims travel in the hot air balloon from the Gym to the pet store.  ;D

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2109 on: September 04, 2012, 11:09:58 PM »
I wish those hot air balloons would function in the game, and not be used for decoration in the map. I think it would be fun to see the Sims travel in the hot air balloon from the Gym to the pet store.  ;D
Hah, reminds me of all the various “Cabs” you can call in the original Sims games. I mainly remember that airship from Makin’ Magic.
And I just thought of this, but what about some kind of town parade? Your Sim could click on the city hall and select “Organize Parade,” and one sim-hour later you have maybe twenty sims marching around Sunset Valley’s central park.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2110 on: September 05, 2012, 07:56:36 AM »
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And I just thought of this, but what about some kind of town parade? Your Sim could click on the city hall and select “Organize Parade,” and one sim-hour later you have maybe twenty sims marching around Sunset Valley’s central park.

I think that's an awesome idea!  If the game can handle special events like prom, and random gatherings like protests, no reason not to combine them for a parade.   ;D

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2111 on: September 05, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
I wish that there was different dance animations for different music.  I think that the sim version of dancing only really fits the latin and kids music.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2112 on: September 05, 2012, 06:44:15 PM »
Slow dancing will be coming back, if you remember it from Sims 2, so at least it gives you some option with classical music. ;D

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2113 on: September 05, 2012, 06:56:46 PM »
I would also like to see some changes in the way Sims behave. I wish they could develop habits, sort of, where if you consistently tell a sim to play chess in their spare time, eventually they'll start doing it autonomously. 

I did notice that Sims tend to pop more wishes related to ones they've already fulfilled. In my legacy, William has started popping wishes to kiss a sim for the first time, during their first interaction.
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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2114 on: September 05, 2012, 07:19:24 PM »
Smustle.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2115 on: September 05, 2012, 07:41:08 PM »
My ideas are for console versions of the games:

I want more holiday themed decor and not just a christmas tree for christmas or a pumpkin for halloween.  I want wallpaper and maybe a halloween party pack or something for a party.  I think it would be neat if kids came to your house to trick or treat.  I know you can have holiday stuff in expansion packs and sorry I meant to say for console versions.  I would like expansion pack type stuff for console games, or at least the ability to have a vampire and all the accessories.  I would also like seasons or weather.  In the sims 2 there was rain every now and then but they didn't add that in the sims 3 pets for ps3.  I also think it would be neat for sims to think of themselves sometimes.  Like, I know you can set how much free will they have but if like a sim really needs to go to the bathroom they shouldn't have to wait for someone to tell them to go, they should just go.  I think it would be neat for sims to have tats.  I know in PC games you can probably have tats but not in the console versions.  I also got annoyed when you could control the ghosts of your dead sims.  In previous games if your sim died you couldn't control the ghost and the sim would come out of the gravestone at night.  I also want to be able to watch my sim at work or school.  Like actually watch them go through their day.  I also wish there was a clothing store to buy clothes like in the sims hot date and vacation.

Lastly, I think sims should have accents.  You pick their accent when you make them.  Like, if you create a cowboy you can give him a southern accent.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2116 on: September 05, 2012, 08:23:18 PM »
Smustle.

It's back! They put it in Supernatural! ;D

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2117 on: September 05, 2012, 08:50:58 PM »
It's back! They put it in Supernatural! ;D

 ???

Is this like the Hustle?
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« Reply #2118 on: September 06, 2012, 07:13:18 AM »
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It's back! They put it in Supernatural!

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2119 on: September 07, 2012, 12:42:32 PM »
???

Is this like the Hustle?

It's a dance that they had in TS2. Sims dance together with similar moves.

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2120 on: November 03, 2012, 11:35:18 AM »
I really wish (and I feel like this has been said before) that they would add in a social interaction that allowed you to find out when another Sim's birthday is. They could then answer with "I will be an Adult in 5 days" etc. So that you don't go off marrying someone to discover that they will age to elder the next day! This would have been a perfect addition to Generations, but really could be added in with any expansion.


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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2121 on: November 03, 2012, 12:26:22 PM »
I know that Twallan's Woohooer added that option with Supernatural, but it only said how many days in total a sim was older than you (e.g. "I'm 141 days older than you.") I don't want to have to do the math (especially in my modded games where I play with long or epic settings). Saying how much they have left in a certain stage would be much better.

Considering that Woohooer is on hiatus, EA should pick up the slack there. And maybe have some sims act offended when someone asks their age. :P

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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2122 on: November 03, 2012, 01:40:07 PM »
Yes like if a sim with Diva trait was asked, they would get mad instead of answering. I do not use any mods in my game, so I'd love for EA to add this!


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Re: Future Sim Improvement and New Items Ideas
« Reply #2123 on: November 04, 2012, 01:35:10 AM »
You can ensorcel sims with a genie to find out everything about them, but I guess there are probably limitations in some challenges.

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« Reply #2124 on: November 04, 2012, 01:57:51 AM »
True, that is one way to do it. I just feel like it plays out like, Oh, we're so in love! Lets get married and live happily every after!! HAH April Fools! I'm secretly old!


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