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Re: Discover University Confirmed!! Information thread.
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2019, 02:08:17 AM »
Not looked at much about University other than the trailer that was first posted to the Sims social pages, but I am excited, I will certainly pre-order the pack because I am seriously excited for University... Like when I saw the trailer I was glad I was at home because I started jumping up and down getting super excited about it.

I truly want it all, and I think if I watch more I may find more to love about it than I already do (is that even possible). Guess I had better hurry up and get my legacy back in order in prep for University to come out.
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2019, 02:33:43 PM »
Sorry about the slow spoiler season. They are being more tight lipped than normal. We know nothing of the new life state except you build it with the Robotics skill with difficulty and you can't build it is CAS. We know little about The robotics skill other than it exists, there is more than one kind of robot to be built, and one of them can be added to the family. We know you can ride bikes on and off campus. (today's up date). We know there is two collages, dorms and a hand full of majors. Ping pong, and juice pong is a thing. A few new careers are coming. We don't know as much as normal. I want details. I guess we will get more sooner or later. But the build up is one of my favorite things about new pack season and this one is lacking in details. I am worried this may be an extra shallow pack as they are being extra conservative of the spoilers. I fear another Island Living type expansion where everything is one world centered and shallow. I am hopping I am wrong but where is the content? EA please prove me wrong!



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Re: Discover University Confirmed!! Information thread.
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2019, 03:29:12 PM »
@scoed maybe the gurus are too busy preparing for halloween and nanowrimo? Maybe they want to surprise us all. :)

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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2019, 03:55:47 PM »
We haven't had it officially confirmed that the robots that are coming with Discover University are a new Life State. The fact they can't be made in CAS is maybe a hint that they are not. So until we know for sure, please don't get your expectations too high on that account.

I'm very cautious about this pack. The lack of content with the last few packs has me very wary but we'll know soon enough.

University is one of my must-have packs in The Sims but then again so was Supernaturals and I was highly disappointed with Realm of Magic. If made well, this pack has the potential to add a lot of fun and game play to The Sims 4. My fingers are crossed.
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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2019, 04:26:50 PM »
@Deklitch That is my hope. They are holding back to wow us at the tree hour long livestream. These tweets do support that.

https://twitter.com/SimGuruGeorge/status/1187476175561510912

https://twitter.com/SimGuruFrost/status/1187512028656623616


I am hoping this is so as the feature list so far is like that of a game pack not a full expansion. See Island living as an expansion utterly lacking depth, and well content as a whole. I felt a little cheated with that one and I hope this is not another depthless expansion that should have been a game pack given how it utterly lacks gameplay outside its home world and had a small feature list to start. At least shower woohoo, the pong games, robotics and bikes will be useful everywhere. At least I hope so.

@Playalot It has been confirmed that at least one robot CAN be added to the family.

https://twitter.com/SimGuruFrost/status/1186673347016318976

We don't know if it will be playable like a normal sim, or like a cat or dog, unplayable. But it will be a family member thus at least a lifestate of sorts. True it cannot be added in CAS, only built with difficulty, it takes a slot so in my mind it counts. Still we utterly lack any context or details on well anything other than bikes so...

I too an very cautious of this pack. Even if full playable the robot could be as shallow as merfolk. We have zero details on any form os gameplay, and the feature list is as short as Island Living the over priced game pack.

I disagree on Realm of Magic. The pack had a decent feature list for a game pack, one nearly as long as Island Living the last expansion. The issue there wasn't lack of features, but a lack of difficulty and challenge. With a few small teaks the pack could have rivaled Vampires, but with no major drawbacks, and those that do exist are easily removed or are hard to achieve (like Death) casters broke gameplay and was far to easy. It had a solid feature list just poor execution in my mind. Island Living is the pack  that was really lacking. And this is looking much like it. Gampacks are meant to be hyper focused small addition of game play focused on the contents of said pack. More depth than a stuff pack as it contains new gameplay, but far less than an expansion.

Anyway sorry about the off topic rant. I agree I am worried about this expansion. The feature list thus far is scary short, we have no information showing the features have any depth or challange, and we have no information on any out of the pack impact on game play. Well other than you can go bike riding. So far that is what they talked most about, bikes. they are cool and all but a few times around the neighborhood and they become jogging 2.0.

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Re: Discover University Confirmed!! Information thread.
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »
@scoed robots being added to the family household doesn't mean that is it a new life state as such. Obviously I hope they are but just taking up a household slot isn't official confirmation. We need to be able to fully control a robot for it to be a new life state really. Pets take up household member slots too but aren't controllable so we'll have to hope they show how robots function in the Live Stream.

I would add though, compared to previous iterations it is not a stretch of the imagination to say that all TS4 packs have been light on content.
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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2019, 05:22:00 PM »
Why worry about something we can't control? I'm sure modders will be out making mods to do things to the pack making it what they want and what others want.



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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2019, 02:18:45 PM »
@Playalot I never stated it was a playable lifestate, infact I pointed out we don't know one way or the other, but it takes a slot, and it not a normal sim thus a new lifestate. I hope it is like a sim not like a cat or dog. Fact is we don't know. We don't know much on anything besides bikes. And we don't  even know if children can use bikes. Anyway I think on the main point we are in agreement. We are concerned about lack of depth, and it will lack play like Island Living and/or be poorly executed thus reducing play amd challenges like Realm of Magic. The lack of information is sounding all kinds of warning bells in my head.

That said I need to run some errands when I come back I will see if new information is up.

Edited to add looks like there is no new updates today..

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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2019, 08:41:57 PM »
Well an unplayable new life state doesn't sound like much fun to me so let's hope that is not the case because if the developers start calling unplayable characters a 'life state' then I think that would be an all time new low for sure.

@Deklitch  definitely not worrying about the pack lol, that ship has long sailed (by many years actually). But I do think it is important to not confuse NPC's with a life state, regardless of what Discovering University brings.
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« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2019, 01:39:45 AM »
Sorry everyone for the lack of updates lately but the Simgurus are being so silent there just isn't any. Not even pointless screenshots. All we are getting is petty crap with zero content
 My intrest is at an all time low in this pack. Don't worry I will keep this thread updated, if they every release any info. I am just kinda losing interest as there is nothing to talk about.

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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2019, 01:41:40 AM »
I just hope that my Kidults life stage becomes a real thing <G>

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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2019, 12:21:56 PM »
Just popped in to let you know all is quite on the Discover University new information front. I checked 8 different SimGuru twitter pages, other threads that compile information, the official site, there face book, YouTube, Twitch, and I asked Google. Nothing. Well nothing but the developers poking at one another. Just wanted to let everyone know I am still looking for new information. It just doesn't exist.

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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2019, 01:05:31 PM »
@scoed
They did post this on their instagram page the other day.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4VbuvShhFm/

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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2019, 03:02:20 PM »
Thanks @sdhoey It is loads better then the "this (insert event, livestream or whatever) will not contain any Discover University content or information, tweets I been passing off as news". Again thanks. Best screenshot in days.

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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2019, 03:14:30 PM »
Your welcome @scoed. I have been looking and trying to find some stuff for you to.post. ;D

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« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2019, 09:38:02 PM »
@sdhoey  That particular Discover University screeshot is from the Official Blog here and was first seen in the Teaser/Announcement Trailer. Interestingly the playing ping pong stance is the same as the animation for playing darts from Get Together.
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« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2019, 10:53:20 PM »
@sdhoey  That particular Discover University screeshot is from the Official Blog here and was first seen in the Teaser/Announcement Trailer. Interestingly the playing ping pong stance is the same as the animation for playing darts from Get Together.

Well, blow me down. I didn't even notice that. Oh well, I tired.

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« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2019, 11:29:37 AM »
Today's update has nothing new really but it is official communication about DU. Which is something of a rare thing this time around. I am desperate for content, so I posted it.

I also wanted to point out there will be a November Monthly Maxis, so free stuff coming, but no dates or times. I would think it would be soon as the DU prep patch must be coming soon as DU launches in 11 days. This post has the tweets.

https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=31045.0


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« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2019, 02:40:23 PM »
What DU launches in 11 days!?
I haven't bought Realm of Magic yet! 
Oh well, looks like I have lots of fun and good stuff to look forward to...

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« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2019, 04:27:20 PM »
Yes, 11 days. I just found out Sims Camp is going on as we speak. Maybe they will release the game play trailer there. Given the lack of news about DU it Is easy to over look. @oshizu given how little they are promoting DU, I can see how one can forget about it coming so soon.

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« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2019, 12:15:14 PM »
Major news today! the official gameplay trailer is out. See OP for link, new blog posts, I am ecstatic. Student loans!! School transfers. Scholarships. New careers! I an so happy. The drought is over at least for now!! Wow just wow.


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« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2019, 02:13:23 PM »
I'm glad to see from the gameplay trailer that secret societies are coming back. I missed the sorority/fraternity functionality when it wasn't included in Sims 3 University, after being in Sims 2.

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« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2019, 03:17:21 PM »
New blog post from EA: (Also linked in the Opening Post)
Learn All About The Sims 4 Discover University. Find out what higher education can offer your Sims!

University of Britechester
Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Villainy
Distinguished Degrees: Art History, Culinary Arts, Drama, Fine Art, History, Language and Literature, and Communications

Foxbury Institute
Degrees: Art History, Culinary Arts, Drama, Fine Art, History, Language and Literature, and Communications
Distinguished Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Villainy

Then further information around 'Financial Aid'
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« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2019, 07:58:05 PM »
The degrees seem very well thought out.

Economics and Villainy though, from my experiences of studying economics at uni, Villainy is the same thing as Economics. :)

Love that they have Humanities Type Degrees lumped in together and STEM type ones lumped in together and that they are Degrees at one and distinguished degrees at the other.

Where it talks about living off campus to study as an option, I wonder if that is kind of a distance ed/online learning type deal, or if it is on the uni worlds just further away from the Uni/Institute buildings.

I also saw someone claiming they were using the game play to create their own dorms for Discover Uni on youtube. Not sure how that was possible, however, or if I somehow misread it.

I'm also curious about the new careers this is offering, particularly the education career and am hoping that there'll be some options re career paths eg elementary, secondary, tertiary, possibly even an admin branch.

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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2019, 08:15:18 PM »
Wow, I had to edit the OP several times today. Information flowing in. The drought is over! Is it silly I am most excited about student  loan debt? LOL. I hated my student loan debt, it was such a milestone around my neck, I want my sims to suffer like I did! Anyway all this info is making me excited again. I way getting kinda down about the pack during the drought. Hope they keep talking!

 

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