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Community Spirit contest! - posted on 11th Apr 2017 at 6:33 PM
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Top Secret Researcher
#51 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 10:47 AM
Yup, that's the main complaint of the game... Best strategy is to choose just one skill to max out, and only few to have there for offering services (serenade, shaman, benchpress)

Few other complaints:
- Overpopulation of money and skill lots... Nobody does anything else, no fun in the game, no lots of other types Everybody is afk in a game with social elements
- New businesses cannot get into the spotlight because of the overpopulation of JAM lots
- When a lot have everything a sim needs (money,skilling,greening,stores), then only few places will be full all of the time and other places are empty

What I described is all that game actually is right now, which is midless afk/grind and nothing else. But it's still beta... I wonder if it will change when it comes out. They announced CC support and have already provided tools for making new objects from scratch.

Even both discord groups are silent... The only time it's active is when server goes down and everybody starts complaining like small children lol

At least a portion of players and developers are aware that game deffinitelly has great flaws. They plan on incorportaing other stuff from Sims expansions, but in different form (EA copyright), once they make CC available on global server.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 6:47 PM
I have the same concerns as well.

And I think the problem isn't the lack of custom content, it's the lack of imagination. Like you said, there are plenty of jam lots in the game, which I understand. They're popular because they make money and help visitors make money. But they all look the same (not because we don't have CC) but because people aren't willing to put a lot of thought into a theme other than filling the place up with jam stations and beds and showers.

I also think a lot of the lots are poorly decorated (I do like your Mortar Hill lot though!).

I know it sounds harsh, but people seem more interested in function than style. I get that. But it makes me wonder...why are their communal showers on almost every jam/skilling/money lot? And why are all the beds in the same room? Why don't they come up with names that don't have the word "jam" in it? This just encourages players to grind and go AFK because they hosts don't get the ball rolling with some sort of roleplay prompt.

It breaks immersion for me because there's no storytelling/theme behind any of it, and that's not how I normally play the offline Sims games.

Follow the lives of my TS3 sims and their growing integrated economy.
Test Subject
#53 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 8:25 PM
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Originally Posted by newlibertysims
Is there a "trick" to skilling? I've seen a few 1-day-old sims nearly maxed out on a handful of skills while mine struggles to get to a decent level even on crowded lots made for skilling. There are many things I love about this game, but the grinding aspect is turning me off. I don't want to spend all day at my computer helping my character grow as a person while I deteriorate IRL...lol.

Oddly enough, the offline Sims games never made me feel this way. There was no rat race.




If you can find someone to teach skills to your sim it is way faster than just straight up skilling. But yeah, most people just afk skill lol
Top Secret Researcher
#54 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 8:34 PM
Another thing though

Youtubers can promote their lots on youtube so everybody comes flocking to their lots. I thried promoting my property on both discord, FreeSO forum and here... and nothing, ofcourse. Like, I leave my lot open for few hours, and not a single sim steps in. Both when it was entertainment lot and now that it is money lot.
Top Secret Researcher
#55 Old 21st Mar 2017 at 2:00 AM
I just had the craziest party ever...

Well, recently (before the economy changes) I changed my place into a horor disco club (called it Monster Disco!). Opening party was a grand one, but todays party was special.

I needed thombstones so I organised the death party. Ali Iris was lucky enough to be honored death, thombstone and revival at my place (he won the dice game). But the party, jokes and fun were hilarious.


"MASS MURDER!"

Game is much more fun with economy changes and people realising that the game needs to be made fun, not exploited.
Test Subject
#56 Old 21st Mar 2017 at 8:54 AM
I did try to play FreeSO, I really did. At the time, it was just all Jam/pizza/skilling lots and it disappointed me. I don't really see that changing too much regardless of what the developers do. I remain optimistic.
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 21st Mar 2017 at 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Midnight ADR
I did try to play FreeSO, I really did. At the time, it was just all Jam/pizza/skilling lots and it disappointed me. I don't really see that changing too much regardless of what the developers do. I remain optimistic.

It's really up to the players to make it interesting. Most lack imagination.

Follow the lives of my TS3 sims and their growing integrated economy.
Top Secret Researcher
#58 Old 1st Apr 2017 at 11:12 AM
Guys... a great text to speech is in the game for the first of april... I'm having so much fun right now. If you want to have fun, hurry, it's only for today!
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 22nd Apr 2017 at 2:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mixa97sr
Guys... a great text to speech is in the game for the first of april... I'm having so much fun right now. If you want to have fun, hurry, it's only for today!

I was there. It was hilarious!

Follow the lives of my TS3 sims and their growing integrated economy.
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