We’ve learned a couple things we failed to notice back on Realm of Magic’s announcement day that I’d like to share here. I need to update the RoM main page with this info, but it’s neat to be able to use this new News System to share information with the community. Thanks for your patience this past few days as I ironed out problems. I’m not 100% sure I’ve fixed everything but I’ll continue to look for errors.
Spellcasters in RoM can have up to three curses. At first, this sounds a bit like the Sims 4 Vampires’ weakness system or Fame Quirks from The Sims 4 Get Famous, but there’s a key difference. This system applies a curse whenever your Sim fails at “a feat of spellcasting”. Meaning in short that spells can backfire and leave your caster weaker or suffering penalties for a time. Thankfully, perhaps with the assistance of alchemy or other spells, it’s going to be possible to remove curses that are put on your Sim.
Another tidbit about casting – you’ll be able to decide whether your spellcaster will use a wand or not, and toggle this preference through interaction menus.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can learn a lot more information about the pack on my Realm of Magic Guide
I’ll also take the time to share this other nice shot of LeafBat, which was posted by SimGuruHouts.
We also got a look at the structure around the “collecting area” in the Magic Realm.
It would appear the pack’s new location has a structure that includes a small town segment and a large house where you are likely to meet the three Sages who can help you to become a spellcaster. There are a couple floating islands nearby. We think players can get there with gates or brooms, but aren’t sure exactly how this will work just yet.
Here, let’s show what I mean:
Maybe I’ve got something wrong here, but it looks like this is how it’s all laid out. We actually have not seen much of Glimmerbrook just yet. There’s a lot more of the Magic Realm, yet the town of Glimmerbrook is where Sims will actually be able to move in. You only visit the Realm of Magic, and can’t live there. Let’s hope the modding community comes to the rescue on that one.
SimGuruHouts & SimGuruNinja have shared a few nice visuals from The Sims 4 Realm of Magic. First, a familiar is seen flying. These are the little guys that are going to boost your Sim, though you can use a Cat or Dog as well. Next, a waterfall from the new world. Finally, Glimmerbrook in winter with Seasons installed. Both look very nice, but I look forward to a better view of the worlds not restricted by twitter’s low resolutions.
EA have announced the Maxis Monthly livestream will take place on September 3rd at 11AM PST. They said they are sharing the new build/buy and CAS items that will be coming to the base game in celebration of the game’s 5th anniversary. I’ll cover this stream and condense the information for you, so check back that afternoon for an update from me!
We now have a system in place that allows me to put the latest news on the home page automatically, and create tiny posts that update you all about little things without a 7-8 step process involved. This looks like the same old page, but it’s using that new system. So from now on, we hope to use this to deliver more frequent news updates right here on the home page. You’ll still find a kind of timeline of major releases beneath this news section in order to help new people navigate the site.
Not really trying to compete with any other site, it’s just a part of being a good member of the Simming community – when something big is coming every site and YouTube channel shares it with its audience. Well, that’s the goal. It kind of has been for a long time, but I’ve been at a disadvantage doing things old-school. Raw html files and images, with it taking significantly longer just to make one post. Now a lot of things can be automated for me and I’m extremely happy to share that.
You’ll learn the same things from either option, for the most part. We’ll have a lot more to say about the pack in coming days. We anticipate the developers will share more information about Realm of Magic and the new Spellcasting system. We know that Spellcaster is a life state, meaning it’s exclusive and not possible to have at the same time as Vampire, Alien, Ghost or Mermaid, but it sounds to be fully featured. There are 24 spells and 15 potions that can be crafted, and players can have a familiar that gives them little boosts and helps to protect them from death. I’m really interested in the spell and familiar systems myself, so you can expect me to hone in on those things from day one.
The Sims 4 Seasons expansion now has options! Want to disable weather or make plants in season year-round? You can do so with my new Seasons Tuner Mod
Disable Seasons individually
Always Sunny! Set to Base Game Weather
Grow Year Round - Make Plants Always in Season!
Healthy Year Round - No more Winter twigs
Disable Color Changes - on ALL Plants & Trees
Disable Fall Leaves
Disable Ground Snow
Keep the Stuff You Paid For!
A Deeper Game
The past month, I've spent every day tinkering The Sims 4, making quality of life improvements, gameplay changes, and new difficulty settings for the game. If you'd like to learn more about my project, visit the post on Patreon where you can download it now.
There is a new platform tool in The Sims 4. There's also a new Sentiments system, but it'll take some time to create a guide to that. Players can also use rental lots in any world now by changing lot types of builds in manage worlds.
Best Mods in Sims 4
I've created a massive List of The Best Mods in The Sims 4 that should be very helpful to new players and those who have not yet explored modding and how much it can do for your gameplay.