View Full Version : Cultural Shift in Egypt
25th Aug 2010, 7:00 AM
I don't know what it is, but I'm in my 3rd or 4th generation in this family going to Egypt and all of a sudden I'm noticing the citizens of Al Simhara have been wearing more modern clothing. I don't know if the times are changing or if Awesome Mod created some sort of social upheaval causing women to burn their long skirts or what ;) I took some pictures, but accidently deleted them. I'll take some more tomorrow though for proof. Has this happened to anyone else?
25th Aug 2010, 8:41 AM
Yes, and I have it right from the start in all vacation worlds as soon as a service NPC is generated. Just go visit the town square in France for a few days and watch the repair or mail woman standing around wearing flippers together with a gala dress which they seem to have chosen for their everyday clothes when off work.
I don't think that there is some code that forces foreigners to wear their local dress, so every new Sim created in a vacation world is bound to be as randomised as every other game generated Sim.
25th Aug 2010, 2:29 PM
I've got French Sims wearing the Chinese and Egyptian outfits, as well as the flippers and gala dresses.
25th Aug 2010, 6:56 PM
You have to wonder if the devs are suffering from occasional brain malfunctions. I mean the code to distinguish WA content is. Right. There. It would take about 30 seconds to write the needed code to prevent the vacationworlders from wearing homeworld clothing and the homeworlders from wearing vacation world clothing. And IMHO the latter one is where things get really annoying. Seeing so many sims with these Egyptian sandals as part of their athletic outfit is the worst thing IMHO...
26th Aug 2010, 8:43 AM
I remember a thread at MATY where people discussed before the release of WA what would be the most probable bugs and glitches. One person predicted that half of the townies would wear the vacationlander outfits just like then half of the game-generated townies wore those overalls that came with Riverview. It appears they were right.
But if the code is there this could also mean that the developers simply did not intend to make use of it. You know their almost unhealthy worship of the god of Random, which lets me conclude that their brain malfunction goes deeper than just missing to include that code. It's their deranged view that random is synonymous with funny. Just have a look at their idea of story progression.
But coming back on topic, I have the impression that this sort of cultural shift only affects those Sims that entered their vacation home worlds as children. It may just be a coincidence but whenever a deceased foreigner happened to be replaced by a teenager these wore local dress just fine, while children that grew up in-game did not as there are no child versions of vacationland garb. Can anyone confirm this observation?
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