I want more than JUST pets in such an expansion. I want some fauna, even if you can't interact with them. Some bunny and deer spawners in CAW or something, so that animals appear in the world occasionally, wander about, and disappear.
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I completely forgot about Claire the Bear! She was pretty funny...heck, I miss pretty much all the NPCs from The Sims 1!
Anyway, I'd want womrats, birds (you could have multiple small birds in one cage this time), turtles, lizards, and rabbits. Having the penguin as a pet would be cute, but it would only work if seasons were brought back in the same expansion. I agree about skunks being brought back too, a bit of urban wildlife would make the seamless neighborhood feel more alive.
About the aquarium, we're already getting one with High-End Loft Stuff. Maybe with a pets expansion they could include a really huge one? Judging from the High-End Loft Stuff trailer I think that aquarium holds around 5-10 fish.
You, the open world of TS3 would be a perfect opportunity to implement wildlife spawners. Now, EA would probably mess something up and you'd have deer and bears parading through downtown Sunset Valley instead of mostly staying in the forest and wandering into the outskirts of town only occasioanlly...
And, of course, since it is a Sims game, Llamas should be included as wildlife. And they could add special animals in different vacation destinations, like Pandas in China, Camels in Egypt, and... ummm... well, France is known for food, not wildlife.
Also turtles next to eet. never had them to my memory. That little aquarium always took up the decoration space i could be using on my desk/counters/bedside tables/cross the unnecessary >_>
Astrognash: at France and bears in Sunset Valley. I guess France is famous for its frogs. In form of legs. Maybe they can have a giant frog swim in the river. Beautiful carriages and street cats come to mind when I think of France. maybe a horse carriage could be used as public transportation when in France? After all, it is country side to my understanding, so horse carriages will be very appropriate or a little cat running around in a beret seducing women would be pretty cute too :3
KyleTheArtist, wow that brings back memories... O_O I forgot there were turtles and a lizard cage!
Personally I'd be happy with just basics, but oh man it'd be awesome if they added reptiles to the game, in the same form as fish/insects. Was talking to my fiance about the game and he said he'd love a terrarium you could design, for bugs or reptiles, in the same fashion as the aquarium (as in the High End Loft one!) I had to agree. I'd love a big, walk-in aviary for finches too.
If they do a Pets EP then I would still obviously want dogs and cats, but would like to have better interactions with them, such as being able to take your sims' dog for a walk around the NH.
Also, whereas in TS2 we had lots of different breeds of dog and cat, with the other animals it was just 'wormrat' or 'parrot'. I think it would be good to have different types of bird or furries, like canaries, rabbits, guinea pigs etc.
I like the ideas about having less-conventional pets too. Amphibians, reptiles and insects would be funny. I also think it would be cool to have farmyard animals, especially for NHs like Riverview that are meant to be farming communities. A zoo would be great, even if you couldn't really interact with the animals much it would still be nice to be able to go and spend the day there, so long as it wouldn't be a rabbit hole.
I'd like farm animals too aslong as they didn't take too much time. Fauna spawners sounds great too but I wonder how they would go about that because while deer and rabbits would fit in to some locations in Australia they are feral pests and we are more likely to see a wallaby or possum, or a wombat would be cool he would bulldozer his way into your house and cause mayhem and distruction them go back to his burrow.
Well seeing as it's a seamless world and bears apparently live in the catacombs of the graveyard, I'd think they could have bears and deer in the woods. They are more of a element of the game like the trees and birds. The bear could maybe eat out of the picnic basket if left unattended and the deer could graze on your gardens.
As for farm animals- they could be similar to the bear and deer, you'd have to have them in a fence or they could run amok and eat gardens and possibly scare the paranoid sims. They would have little interaction- harvest milk/wool from the cows, llama, and sheep, eggs from chickens. They all would be done in a pet friendly manner, much like the fishing and the cow plant from Sims 2 was done.
I love Pets from TS2, I liked how they kept things interesting. However I run my games with real life in mind, where you do have crazy dogs run into your yard and dig holes or growl at you. I always allowed the pets to sleep on the beds and counters and just run rampant. As for the little caged animals, I'd like to see ferretts, bunnies, hamsters and even some lizards. They all could have specific cages and foods that you could farm for or buy from the grocery. If you farmed for the food, it gave them added abilities like tricks, clean buff (keeps their cage clean longer) or even some that were debuffs of similar ideas. The terarium for the frogs and crocs is a awesome idea, and I hope we get one.
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