The "college life" of University would work much better on the TS3 engine. Especially with the seamless neighborhood.
I also agree that education for children and teens should be fleshed out. They should get the opportunity to improve skills at school, specializing in some kind of subjects. Math (logic), science (gardening & fishing), civics (charisma), Simlish (writing), art (painting), music (guitar), woodwork (handiness), home economics (cooking) or physical education (athletic) would feel natural.
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Originally Posted by stygia2002
I was thinking about this last night before I went to bed...I'd like for college to be available to more age groups (not toddlers and kids of course!) so that adults, and even elders could go to college if they wanted to get into a career that required college. When I was in college there were alot of "non-traditional students" (myself included)...it would be cool if EA made that possible in a college/careers EP...I'd actually be excited about buying it.
That's what I suggested too. Some people decide to go to college after having a good job and family.
Angstrom, your idea sounds really cool but instead of home ec. for cooking, I think home economics should be for sewing if/when it comes and culinary arts for cooking.
I also like Weather and pets. If they did both at the same time that would be great!
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Originally Posted by Dafoe2029
I also like Weather and pets. If they did both at the same time that would be great!
Kind of brings a new meaning to the expression "raining cats and dogs."
I've been searching to find any traces or hints from EA on what they will do for the first EP. I haven't found ANYTHING. Anyone seen anything?
That would be perfect for a Do-it-yourself mod.
"But TS3 already has panelling" you might say.
No. TS3 has wallpaper painted as panelling. It is completely flat, and the shadows don't change with the light.
I've had this snapshot for weeks now and I've always thought, "Why is there an advertisment for travelling when there is no travel?" Now I finally know why. The airplane flying in the sky sometimes is a big hint too.
Originally Posted by Syera
Oh, I get it. Like Scientology, only with fangs instead of lawyers.
Or fangs and lawyers. Sims 3:Wolfram and Hart
Sims and Joss Whedon would go well together, I think.
The big new feature of sims 3 seems to be the seemless neighbourhood. So how sad is it that 90% of the time you go into it, it's only to disappear into a rabbithole after all? Almost looks like they couldn't figure out a proper reason for people to go into the neighbourhood so they tossed around some rocks and bugs for people to gather while they figure out what to do with it. Besides, even when you collected them they're pretty pointless. Any expansion will have to really improve the seemless neighbourhood.
There need to be more types of open community lots (not rabbit holes). More activities to take place in. A barbecue-fest? That's all they could think of? Clubs, bars, dances, arcades, bowling alleys, ice rinks! Places to go and have fun with those neighbours.
What's up with this mailman? He regularly tosses my bills on the floor, he rummages through my garbage, but worst of all, he's holding back all my invitations! Where are all the parties dammit! I'd be pretty miffed if my best friend didn't invite me to their wedding IRL.
The second big new thing is the personality traits. Yet it seems that they're only being used to determine how townies REACT when we interact with them. Townies should behave according to their personality, even when we're not looking. This also looks to me like the reason why we barely get to know anything about their lives. Gotta read the newspaper to get some sparse info on what's going on. If you'd be able to see their memories it'd be too obvious how random they really are. But for cryin out loud, the sims is all about storytelling so why is 95% of it randomly generated and not being told?
If they can make townies behave properly, it would make sense to allow user created NH's with all their diverse families. As it is now, a new NH is just the same behaviour all over, just with some different faces and buildings. So fix the AI and give the users the power to create!
One of the sims 2 expansions that would best fit into this is pets I think. What better reason to go to the park than to walk your dog? Pets would add numerous activities for all age groups as well.
Where's the love? Romance seems to have been stripped to the bone. Where did all the woohoo options go? I miss that hot tub already! Gifts would work well too. We already have inv. items, why not be able to give them? So next time I give my sims' teenage daughter a car, she will actually care. Add some more small gift items like toys, perfume and candy/chocolates.
Finally with all the ideas about a vacation EP, I was thinking recreational vehicles. A couple of sizes and luxury levels. They function like a car but you can park them on special community lots and then use them as little portable rabbit holes to eat, sleep, shower or use the bathroom. perfect for a vacation at the beach without having to go home.
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Post all your ideas and thoughts on expansion packs for TS3 here!
I wish they'd release something really NEW and unexpected. I miss Seasons, I think TS3 will look beautiful with Seasons and can hardly wait to see that, but something new would be very interesting. Also, I need a city editor.
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I think that they should let children and teens have sleepover parties! They could make pop-corn, watch a horror movie, play cards, sneak out and (for girls) give each other make-overs!
I would also like to see more career choices, such as modeling or even getting the same job as an NPC, like a maid or something! Or even a farmer or fashion designer.
For children, I think more school options should be called for! I mean, what about field trips, half-days, school vacations, and after-school sports like football and basketball? Plus, what happened to Middle School? I like that they added detention.
Day care and a half-day kindergarten would be cool for toddlers.
I also like the Art and Kid Expansion idea!
I think it would be cool if you could, if you were in the Journalism career, actually write out all the newspaper articles (I haven't played that career yet, so if you can already, don't yell at me)
I also think we need more hobbies, like skateboarding, or something like that.
For household budget, I think it'd be cool if the kids and teens had their own private budget and got allowances and stuff.
I think that they should have a holiday pack, where during certain seasons they actually celebrate holidays or events such as Valentine's Day or Christmas! Of course, some people may not celebrate it which may be a problem, but still.
I think that for male gay Sims, they could go to the hospital and ask for a surrogate mother. For lesbian Sims, go to the hospital and do that invetro fertial thing or whatever. Hey, don't sue me. I happen to really like making gay Sims. Not to make fun of them, but because I support it. Again, don't sue me.
Also, when the Sim mom is in labor, I really doubt she'd ride on her bike to the ER. PLEASE have an ambulance!
Locking doors and gates! I don't like people walking onto my property! I make my Sims shoo them away! PLEASE make locking gates and doors! Also, my child Sims keep walking in on my adult Sims making babies. >>
Sims can donate the bodies of the dead to the hospital or the lab for experiments and body transplants.
More toys for the kids! I mean, come on! A stuffed animal, toy box, toy oven, doll house and two dinky little tot toys? COME ON!
Carseats. I HATE having to leave my kids alone with a babysitter that eats me out of house and home. I want the option to take my kids with me in a carseat!
Just changing a diaper doesn't make a kid clean! I want the sink bathing and bathtub again!
Sims kids and teens take a backpack to school and can choose whether to pack a lunch or buy.
Medicine! If you get sick, you can take medicine from the hospital, or take a vitamin. Also, the option to make the Sims diabetic.
Periods. Lol, I want to see teen and older female Sims get PMS from periods, and have to buy pads and tampons from the store.
Pregnancy tests. You don't know your eggo is preggo until you take one.
Also, let's make the pregnancy a bit longer.
Snooping! I want to see my child Sim poke around in his teen sister's diary! BTW, diaries need to come back!
LAUNDRY! I think the Sims need to start doing laundry, teen Sims and up!
Pay for gas. Yeah, free gas is nice, but not realistic. It'll also open up a part-time job.
This may sound perverted, but woo-hoo in different places. Who only does it in their bed when their at home? If they are alone in the room, I think they should be able to do it on the couch, floor or table. A big puffy cloud can cover them, and maybe even the shower? It could steam up or something.
Don't kill me! Teen woo-hoo. It and teen pregnancy happen in real life, but we can just make pregnancy not an option.
Now here comes the demon in me.
Criminal/Evil Sims can kill, and Sims that are really upset can kill themselves.
Sims can get in car crashes if they have a low driving skill. (In other words, they have to read the book before they drive) After they crash, they go to the hospital.
Sims teen and older can cut themselves
Wow. This is long. O.O
"Mistress Murder strikes again. Zach Dennis was found beaten and bloody in his bedroom at 2:00 AM last night. Medics rushed him to the hospital but he was DOA. Our condolences go out to the Dennis family." Would not be fun to experience! Then, I'd have to fear for my simmies lives because a serial killer's knocking off the neighbors.
We all should send our ideas to some EA rep. I wish I knew who though.
LIfe is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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Originally Posted by Chazemataz
If the expansion pack is a vacation remake, then I'll end up uninstalling and re-installing TS2.
Probably everyone already knows this but there saying it will be called "Virtuous Ventures" owning a business.
As for what I'd like to see,seasons of course.
They can get grounded.
A shopping mall!
While in the shower, female Sims teen and older have the option to shave their legs. Male sims teen and older can shave in the mirror.
Most fast foods
They can brush their hair
They have doctor and dentist appointments
Rent a DVD or buy one at a movie store.
Sims can have anniversaries! Celebrating marriage.
Smoking. Kids and under can't do it. Maybe teens
When a Sim dies, they can have a funeral
Amusement parks! This could be for birthdays!
Speaking of birthdays, WHERE IS MY PRESENTS!?
Get drunk. They can drive cars, and that's where my car crash thing comes into play again.
When the mom gives birth in the hospital, she should stay a day, not come out right afterwards
Teens can cut school early.
School dances and PROM!
Sims can be anorexic (eating-disorder)
Natural disasters! Tornadoes, and floods?
THE CIRCUS! Carnival themed pack! Ferris wheels, clowns (They can even have a clown career track lol), those acrobats, and more!
The professional assassin career! No, they won't kill local Sims.
When they get pets, more breeds! I was heartbroken when they didn't have my Yorkie!
Celebrities! Sims can fawn and look up Sim celebrities!
Stalker: Sims can stalk other Sims
The James Bond career track! Super spy!
Casino! Sims Young Adult and older can go gamble at the casino!
This may be weird, but I'd like to see Sims Teen and older masturbate. Lol imagine Mommy coming in on Little Johnny touching himself xD
This may sound bad, but Sims teen and older can become druggies or drunk
On vacation, they can get stranded on a deserted island.
MEMORIES! I love the memories!
Kidnapping! For criminals and those guys who like to steal stuff only.
Sims 3: High School – You can join a group, such as the jocks, nerds, rebels, loner, or just average.
You learn from classes and gain skills (like somebody before me said but I can't remember)
Can run for school president, join band or sporrts
Different interactions- decorate friend’s locker (gain friendship), prank principle/teacher (get detention), tease kids (become bully), pass notes in class/leave notes in locker, develop deeper teen crushes, can have mate stolen/can steal another’s mate, hang out by stairs, ditch class, ignore person or stalk them, peer pressure to dress like friends or be kicked out, sleep during class
Possible relationship with teacher? As in romantic? For Teen Sims and above only.
That reminds me, I want my Sims to be a teacher again!
If wanting to get higher in social ladder, can sit with people at lunch, also can be outcasted at lunch
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