View Full Version : [Mini-Contest] TS4's Most Wanted
23rd Jun 2014, 3:24 PM
TS4 will be out pretty soon, and everyone's still clamouring for information on what will be in the game (and what we're gonna have to get in a later EP). But what do YOU want from the game? What things do you think should be in? It doesn't matter if EA is likely or not to include them: what matters is what YOU desire.
This is a short, one round contest, meant to be something you can do in an hour or two. An entry should consist of one image, and a bit of text. The image should be an image of the gameplay, item, feature, etc., that you want in TS4, and your text should be on the same subject - explaining about what it is, etc. Use of Photoshop or other image editors is strongly encouraged. The more you can make it look like something actually in TS4, the better, but don't worry if you're not an amazing Photoshop artist - the point is to have fun, not to make the most convincing faked TS4 screenshot. :)
Points will be awarded to each entry based on the following criteria, 0-5 points each:
Originality: An idea that nobody else has done, something unexpected and interesting.
Quality of image: Does the image convey the idea well? If it's been Photoshopped, is that done well? Has some effort been put into making it (or is it just a pic straight from Google Image Search)?
Quality of text: Is the text well-written, interesting, amusing, and clarifies or adds to the image?
Lulz: Amusing ideas get more points than boring ones. Yes, you can be silly and absurd. In fact, it's downright encouraged.
This contest is now closed, and has been judged. Scores are currently being tabulated and will be posted shortly. The deadline for this contest was Sunday, 29 June at 20:00 CEST.
1. TMBrandon (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4420804&postcount=2)
2. Fentonparkninja (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4421482&postcount=3)
3. StupidFlanders (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426652&postcount=7)
4. Cyberraga (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426671&postcount=8)
5. Sakurakiss (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426740&postcount=9)
6. King_Deadly (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426744&postcount=10)
7. Lamare (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426840&postcount=12)
8. KDrwenski (http://ww.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4426982&postcount=13)
9. Menaceman44 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427196&postcount=14)
10. Lunararc (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427321&postcount=15)
11. hatabear (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427372&postcount=16)
12. Eintity (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427513&postcount=17)
13. BlakeS5678 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427593&postcount=18)
14. Ghost sdoj (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4427728&postcount=19)
15. Klaartje (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428029&postcount=20)
16. YippieDaDoo (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428281&postcount=21)
17. deedee2413 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428536&postcount=22)
18. kasandro (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428615&postcount=23)
19. medicsbitch (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428619&postcount=24)
20. lovest (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4428876&postcount=25)
21. fakepeeps7 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4429111&postcount=27)
22. moradaulay5 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4429364&postcount=28)
Judges for this contest are justJones (http://www.modthesims.info/member/justJones), Vampire_Aninyosaloh (http://www.modthesims.info/member/Vampire_Aninyosaloh), and heaven (http://www.modthesims.info/member/heaven). Many thanks to them! :)
All contestants will get a special achievement for participating. Contest winner will get a little blue ribbon icon that will show up by their name on the site, and can choose their own custom user title (subject to approval, though if you look at mine, the bar's pretty low...).
23rd Jun 2014, 8:35 PM
Here's my submission! It's showing off the ability to take screenshots.
I even put a little disclaimer, unlike EA, so you guys don't get confused.
24th Jun 2014, 12:03 PM
Absurd you say? Well great, because I have a lot of absurd ideas rattling around in my skull, so may I present:
While TS4 emotions may (ostensibly) persist for a while and influence many things, these situational motives only appear during a conversation and disappear once it's over. It works in conjunction with the STC (friendly, funny, rude, romantic), adding a special motive once the conversation takes on a particular tone. Example:
Here, we have Ollie and Andre having an argument. Normally, this would just be an exchange of interactions until they lose interest in fighting and do other things, maybe with an altered emotion somewhere, who knows. But with situational motives, you can see that Andre now has a nerdrage meter (normally just rage, but due to his geek trait, it's completely different!), which fills as he listens to the insults being hurled at him and as he gives out some of his own. Once the conversation has pushed his rage far enough, he can access the Nerdrage! submenu when choosing interactions on Ollie.
Andre's menu portrait is replaced with the rage face and Andre can now choose to immediately end the conversation with a special cutscene interaction, giving him bonus relationship (in this case, negative) in the direction of the conversation. At first, only Klingon Bitchslap (in which Andre slaps his opponent with the pimp hand, plucks out one of their nosehairs and steps on their cat's tail, all while uttering the savage curses of the Klingon warrior caste) is available, but with enough nerdraging, Andre can unlock other techniques, with a variety of other effects besides relationship changes! Andre has to be careful though, as if his rage maxes out, he might pop a blood vessel and pass out or even die from anger!
All the other tones a conversation may take have similar options, all modified by the individual's personality. And best of all, if you don't like it, you can just fuck right off turn it off completely!
27th Jun 2014, 11:55 AM
ammm... are pictures sposed to be from sims 4 or what?(other sims) I just didn't get that part...
27th Jun 2014, 11:59 AM
They can be from anything you want. If you want to edit a TS4 screenshot, go for it. If you'd rather use TS3/TS2/TS1, that's fine too. Or real life pics, whatever - it's really up to you. :)
27th Jun 2014, 12:30 PM
thanks i'll be joining ASAP
27th Jun 2014, 3:13 PM
Doggy snipers, both cute and efficient. Especially if there will be zombies in the TS4 version of a Makin' Magic/Supernatural EP.
27th Jun 2014, 3:33 PM
I just want him to do his job properly.
27th Jun 2014, 4:29 PM
(Sorry, I got a little too in depth with the last post! My apologies)
I think the Sims 4 should have something humorous based off of real-life experiences. And with it, comes MORE zany antics from the geniuses who made the meme-stuffed game.
I present to you, EAgamesphyllis Sims4novorii!
(Otherwise known as the EA plant!)
The EA plant lures the unsuspecting victim in with a brand-new, shiny copy of the Sims 4! Wow! It looks like it has cool new features, the victim thinks. He wants the game!
Unfortunately, the EA plant didn't tell him about the lack of features and the half-assed job of the game! Too bad! The EA plant then devours the victim AND his $60.
27th Jun 2014, 4:31 PM
I want them to have toddlers and pools. cause I want to see what happens to sim when they make a splash in the pool and how baby toddlers react and what funny acs they might do :D
27th Jun 2014, 5:04 PM
Here's one of the things I want the most in TS4.This one is the toddler.
Here's another thing I want for TS4 and it's a pool.
27th Jun 2014, 5:14 PM
I have a thought about one good reason why some of us like Sims 3 less then Sims 2, and are going to like Sims 4 even lesser. And it's about control. In the Sims 2 pixel people are more manageable to do what we want them to do and they would live in their households waiting for us, however long it would take. in the Sims 3 we have that "do three-to-five romantic interactions before you'd be able to propose" and if you accidentally hug her *oh my god* FRIENDLY in between flirty actions - you screwed! You're so emotionally distracted and ruined the mood so to start it over again. And that story progression which never does with poor simmies what we would want to. Not that I'm saying these are totally bad things, BUT. Here we have the Sims 4, with EMOTIONS, giving our sims even more power to fight us! Even more weirdness? So we'll have to either lay back and watch their own weird stories on our monitors, or come up with other way to get obedience. Straight jackets most wanted!
27th Jun 2014, 6:21 PM
How about EA does this:
Get rid of all that, where you pay for the world AND you pay for the intended gameplay-
And actually give us everything we need all in a humble bundle of our usual $20 and not $40.
We can get world decor, BRAND NEW objects (Stop recycling your content, you did it so many times in CAS), new clothing (Not obnoxious and something you would actually wear in public), our new gameplay, and a quality world.
Sims 2 packs were like that, make it like that for Sims 4.
For EA = More money + More player happiness.
Oh, how happy I would be if this was possible, but I can only dream. :|
EDIT: Yes, not funny and stuff, but I really think pricing on new content can be absurd and over the top. I just felt it should have more awareness.
27th Jun 2014, 8:21 PM
In an attempt to appeal to the entire fanbase, I think EA should combine the two most currently requested features together and create pool toddlers!
Keep them happy by having your other Sims splash about in them and no longer have to worry about the tedious tasks of teaching them to walk or use the potty. Just remember to change their water regularly!
Teaching them to talk would be optional just in case you want a chat while splashing about.
(Nod to imey1997 for the screenshot I took the toddler bits from.)
27th Jun 2014, 9:52 PM
I just want to address things that annoy me in the sims 3 Late night (closest EP to my heart) and I hope EA will improve them in sims 4. Unlike sims 2, late night vampires ain't fearsome and they are glowing and sparkling like sassy Edward. The apartments are just houses on the upper floors with a lot of building restrictions and there are no neighbors. I think EA should add restaurants in nightclubs ,allow sims to go on a date and add real light effects in the clubs like in the picture. In addition to that, please EA stop counting dollars (count stars instead :P), listen more to our suggestions and try to fix glitches as soon as you release an expansion pack :turtle:
FYI: I edited some screenshots (http://www.snootysims.com/thesims4index.php?id=renders) to fake this cd cover
27th Jun 2014, 10:31 PM
Seriously, EA. Put Pets and Seasons in the base game already.
28th Jun 2014, 12:32 AM
No micro-transactions. Get your money from the actual game, EA.
28th Jun 2014, 1:54 AM
"Stop trying to make fetch solo woohoo happen, Blake!"
Yes, yes. I know that's what your probably thinking. Well anyways, they should have solo woohoo in the game because honestly.... It's just realistic. Kind of like breastfeeding, actually. It could give Sims both male and female a healthy alternative to woohoo with a partner as a way to relieve stress, anxiety, and an excellent way to practice the woohoo skill alone!
*Note: The solo woohoo interaction can give Sims a severe "Embarassed" moodlet if walked in on by a family member.
28th Jun 2014, 4:18 AM
First I thought about "Stop making me want to play Skyrim instead of the Sims," but that kind of got covered in the thread about what if Bethesda made the Sims, so it's not terribly unique.
Then I thought about having sims who actually autonomously did what they claimed they wanted to do instead of doing something completely different, but it's hard to show that an action was autonomous, and that isn't terribly silly, either.
Then I thought about "Stop telling me that my Hobbit wants to go on an adventure in Egypt! I know I can delete those wants as soon as I see them, but it's completely out of character for a Hobbit to even be thinking about them." But A) that's not silly, and B) The only way that I could think of to show it would be with the blank wishes panel that my poor Hobbit usually has after deleting all the wishes that she really shouldn't be having, which isn't what I want, either.
So I came up with this:
I hope it is ludicrous enough.
28th Jun 2014, 12:16 PM
Sure, it's all fine and dandy to have lots of bloom on the graphics, but we all know that life isn't just all skittles and beer! That is why the TS4 Incidents & Accidents EP will be coming to stores worldwide next spring! Whereas previously, one tiny athletic skillpoint was enough to pull off the most amazing snowboard tricks, with this sequel your Sims won't get away with that! Broken bones and gruesome cuts are a daily occurence in the SimCity Ski Resort. If you are lucky, you can get a job as ambulance driver and pick up the unlucky Sims who thought they could combine a Bloody Dracula with a Rusty Trombone! Of course, this is just a tiny part of all the Incidents & Accidents this EP has to offer.
Roll on with the credits:
♪ ♫ There were incidents and accidents,
There were hints and allegations ..... ♪ ♫
Inspired by Paul Simon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULjCSK0oOlI)
Drivable Ambulance (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=224209) by Fresh-Prince for quick pic-taking.
28th Jun 2014, 4:01 PM
I'll give this one a try :cool:
Why do EA replace 'Bon Voyage' with 'World Adventures' I mean like It's SUUPPEERRR boring when you got some treasures and
nothing to do with it except sell -.-
28th Jun 2014, 6:28 PM
Socially accepted nudist sims, so my sim men can finally go to work with their junk hanging out.
Bigger genetelia should lead to quicker promotions.
28th Jun 2014, 7:58 PM
I don't like bootcamp.
28th Jun 2014, 7:59 PM
"An online Co-op mode that you can have a private simming session with friends....with a good net code."
28th Jun 2014, 11:04 PM
The option to drive (take direct control, use WASD to move) of my Sims a la Sims 2 and Sims 2 Castaway for consoles.
Actually. I'd love the ability to craft furniture/walls the way the walls worked in Castaway for consoles as well (the player would buy the blueprint and the materials and the Sim had to be directed to actual put the walls up themselves).
You know what? Give me Sims 4 Castaway and I'd buy it in a heartbeat. It doesn't have to be Castaway themed. But it needs to be closer to Castaway in how it works and story than Medieval. I like Medieval but it just lost the focus Castaway had AND lost a lot of what makes The Sims as a sandbox work.
And because I have no skill at (and don't own) Photoshop:
There's 100 other things I'd take as well, but these were the first to come to my mind.
I wish I had something silly. xD
29th Jun 2014, 12:25 AM
What I mostly want in The Sims 4 is.......
The color Wheel!!!!!! I just don't feel like we will be able to give our Sims the touch of us without it.... I re-color mostly everything... So them not having this is really a big blow.
2nd, more interactions with the little ones... When a couple has a new baby, they are always all over him/her. And you can't do that in the Sims 3. I want more interactions. Kisses, cuddles, play interactions... Also I would like the younger sibling to look up at the older one. For example, the younger one wanting to dress like the older one, or do something that the older one does. You get it? cx
3rd, WEDDING RINGS/BANDS. I just thing it looks so stupid when my Sims stop, and look at their hands after they got married when there's nothing there at all. I would have liked for the Sims to actually keep the engagement/wedding bands. Also, since The Sims 4 is all about the emotions, depending on the ring they get would affect their mood. For example, if the Sim is snobby-like, and you give them a big and expensive ring, they feel confident and proud. Also, they get to option to show it off to their friends.
4th, vacations. I did like World Adventures a lot. But, I would want my Sims to be able to go to a tropical paradise and RELAX.
Extra/5th, more shops. For example, Ice cream Shop or Jewelry Shop.
~I Google Searched some of these pictures because I couldn't get them in my game right now..... SOOO Full credit to the people who took them~
29th Jun 2014, 1:40 AM
Because I will inevitably get bored with the limited gameplay and want to outfit my Sims with entirely new wardrobes.
Unless the children and toddlers are as ugly as they were in The Sims 3. In which case, I probably won't bother. :lol:
29th Jun 2014, 7:30 AM
I think its so unrealistic if baby turns to children. If EA/SimGuru/Maxis wants something realistic, then add toddlers! Every single person in this world must have felt being an toddler. So I just want The Sims 4 will be a realistic game, that means toddler is a must in age stages.
Sorry for my bad english :p
29th Jun 2014, 7:32 PM
This contest is now closed to entries and will be sent to the judges! Scores will be tabulated and posted ASAP, and I'll get you guys your contest participant badges as well. :) Thanks to everyone for some really nice entries. :D
Unfortunately the entries by TadOlson and BrokenPorcelainPerfection did not qualify, as entries needed to be one picture and text, not multiples.
2nd Jul 2014, 8:46 PM
Points given are the total points between all three judges. If you would like to know the scores each individual judge gave you for some reason, PM me and I will look up your scores. No comments were given by the judges because, frankly, this is kind of a silly contest anyway. :)
@fakepeeps 7 25
@Lamare, please PM me with what custom user title you'd like me to set on your profile. I'll do the achievements/badge at the same time in one big batch. :)
Thanks so much to all participants, and to the judges! :)
2nd Jul 2014, 9:11 PM
You might want to re-read that header ;)
Thank you HP and a huge thank you to the judges! Congrats to Lamare, well-deserved win!
2nd Jul 2014, 9:49 PM
I would love to see smoking in the Sims 4. There is a Sims 3 mod :mod: already that has moodlets that appear when you smoke one, (like relaxed, etc...)
But if you smoke too many then you get an addiction and you have to keep on regularly smoking...(otherwise your sim becomes anxious, angry and afraid etc...)
For Sims 4, I think they should expand this out to Cigars w/ a more expensive option for this like a smuggled Siman Cigar...or something like that!
Then again, that may make them have to raise the age limit up... :giggler:
Here is a snap of my cool sim taking a smoke...I absolutely love this photo! :up:
3rd Jul 2014, 6:06 AM
Damn, if only I had been 7 points resluttier, I would have had this contest won! Next time I'm wearing my mesh shirt and supertight stonewash distressed jeans from the 90s for a few extra reslut points!
Grats Lamare. :)
3rd Jul 2014, 8:38 AM
Too bad :( But its okay, btw congratz Lamare :)
3rd Jul 2014, 9:29 AM
Aw man I really suck at this. :rofl:
I would have loved to have "Heavily medicated" as a title, but congratz to Lamare though.
3rd Jul 2014, 4:20 PM
Wait... was this the first "Official" TS4 Contest MTS has hosted? What a historic moment! Commemorative plaques should be issued! Poets should immortalize this moment in verse! Festive gatherings among Simmers should take place all around the world on the anniversary of this monumental occurrence! Huzzah!
3rd Jul 2014, 6:06 PM
Wow, I won! Thank you guys. And big thanks to the host, judges and all participants for this contest. I had some giggles. :)
9th Jul 2014, 1:03 PM
I'd really like to be able to take screenshot of are face and it would get morphed into a sim...... I hope the add this into The Sims 5 (if they make one)
9th Jul 2014, 8:51 PM
Congrats to the winner :)
I know I am to late, but I wanted to post my idea about Sims 4 Up and Away.
Is it a plane? Is it a bird? Is it a flying frog? No, it is a rocket! You heard right, a rocket. Now you can take a rocket to space. You can discover marsians or you can study black holes - but don't get to close, you will get sucked into a parallell universe with purple moons and with water thats red.
10th Jul 2014, 12:14 AM
Eh, my photoshop skills suck anyway.
It was a fun contest! Congratulations to everyone, because these posts really were hilarious. :rofl:
16th Jul 2014, 4:04 AM
Congrats to everyone. I was a bit late to add my entry, but some of yours made me a giggle...and I really needed that tonight LOL. :P
18th Jul 2014, 3:36 AM
Heh, I'm a bit late too :). Still I'll add to the discussion, a feature I'd really look forward to is townies making the first move, not just the sims you're controlling! They could ask for woohoo, going steady, marriage, and of course make the actual first move. *Sigh* I doubt this will happen though especially with how they've done Sims 4.
27th Jul 2014, 4:42 AM
I'm late as well, but I agree with a lot of these. I just wanted to add an idea I had. When I saw the 70s, 80s, 90s Stuff one, I didn't realize at first that it was just 'stuff', since I was knew to all of this. So, I thought that it was like the expansions, and my sims would be able to live in a world that functioned like those time periods would. I still would love that. Sims Decades EP: play in your favorite time periods!
2nd Oct 2014, 2:36 AM
Achievements are out! :) Sorry for the delay.
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