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Top Secret Researcher
#501 Old 5th Jan 2022 at 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
Weddings, babies, family play is the making of a generations pack IMO. But because EA is EA, they're going to break it up into small bits and pieces so they can keep people on the hook longer. If they were to put all that stuff in a single pack, they wouldn't be able to nickle and dime people.

Those things should have been in the base game instead of gem stone collecting and angry poops.

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Mad Poster
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#502 Old 6th Jan 2022 at 9:28 AM
I watched a opinion video the other day regarding TS4 and all of its DLC. The person made it a point to mention how much this game costs. If not bought on sale, it is now just over $1,000.00 and change on Steam. This lead to a path of talking about other games that are more expensive such as Train Simulator. What Train Simulator has to do with Sims, I haven't a clue, but I was determined to sit the video out and wait for a point.

Once the whole what game has more expensive DLC topic was touched on, it was back to TS4 and what should be part of the base game. In a nutshell, this person thinks anything that involves life should have been part of the base game, including weather and pets. Occults were left out as there are no werewolves, vampires, plant sims, ect... It would have made sense for the person to explain what she thought should be sold as DLC besides occults, but that was never brought up and there was no follow through.

What EA is doing right now continues to work for them. People have spent a $1,000.00 and change on this game and many would spend another thousand in the name of having "a complete collection". That being said, with all the things the person in the video decided should have been sold at the time TS4 was released, would people spend the the same thousand up front to have all the life things at release? I'm guessing the answer would be a hard no even though that kind of money has already been spent in many cases. It has happened over the course of what is going on 8 years instead of one lump sum. Just in kits alone, if a person bought all of them to date, that is $45.00 drained from their pockets.

Obviously how people choose to spend $1,000.00 is entirely up to them. I recently spent that kind of cash to insulate my attic. Now instead of paying over $200.00 a month to heat my house during the cold months, it is under $100.00. I expect similar results during the summer as cool air will no longer just be going through the roof. Insulating a attic isn't fun, but I like keeping my money in my pocket rather than giving it to a company that I don't like very much...
Mad Poster
#503 Old 6th Jan 2022 at 9:42 PM
This has not been worth $1,000. Not by a long shot.

The game still feels empty 7 years in and is only good for building. They have yet to fix the corners they cut in when the game first released.

I remember complaining about the elevator in TS3 and how we only ever receive one. We’ve since received multiple in TS4 and none of them work properly.

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#504 Old 7th Jan 2022 at 11:38 AM
It's interesting how Maxis loves to crap on TS3, but because it still makes money, EA (as the publisher) keeps selling it. People could buy all TS3 packs last week for $66.00. One hand puppet sez one thing, the other hand puppet sez another.

It makes me wonder how much cash from TS3 sales is helping pay for the current development of TS4. We'll never know if TS4 is actually capable of sustaining itself until EA stops squeezing the TS3 cash cow. Moo...
Mad Poster
#505 Old 7th Jan 2022 at 2:49 PM
TS4 was pretending to be TS3 for a while, releasing similar content in a similar order (not exact, but close enough)

Luxury Party - High End Loft Stuff
Outdoor Retreat - World Adventures
Get To Work - Ambitions
Perfect Patio - Outdoor Living
Get Together, City Living, Vampires, Vintage Glamour - Late Night
Parenthood - Generations
Cats & Dogs - Pets
Seasons - Seasons
Showtime - Get Famous
Island Living - Island Paradise
University Living - University

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Top Secret Researcher
#506 Old 7th Jan 2022 at 8:04 PM
What is even with the lighter skin shades under the "neutral" and "cold" categories???

I don't think anybody in real life is those shades of..uh... not even sure what to call that colour...rose pink? Cake frosting pink? Flower nymph from Disney's Hercules Pink?

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Forum Resident
#507 Old 7th Jan 2022 at 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by matrix54
TS4 was pretending to be TS3 for a while, releasing similar content in a similar order (not exact, but close enough)

Luxury Party - High End Loft Stuff
Outdoor Retreat - World Adventures
Get To Work - Ambitions
Perfect Patio - Outdoor Living
Get Together, City Living, Vampires, Vintage Glamour - Late Night
Parenthood - Generations
Cats & Dogs - Pets
Seasons - Seasons
Showtime - Get Famous
Island Living - Island Paradise
University Living - University


I always thought it was particularly funny that when people really started hammering down on how useless emotions were, their defining feature of TS4, that they literally switched the tagline from the original one "Smarter Sims, Weirder Stories" to TS3's "Play With Life" lol.

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Mad Poster
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#508 Old 8th Jan 2022 at 3:03 PM
IMO, "Play with life" doesn't work for TS4 either. I'll explain...

Maxis likes to boast at the end of every year how many hours players spent in game.



https://twitter.com/TheSims/status/1473024663576010753

However, one of the many things they don't talk about is how much of that time is spent fighting against TS4's broken AI.



https://twitter.com/SimMattically/s...530506261835777

Just like when EA talks about sales numbers in their fiscal quarterly reports, there is large chunks of information missing from Maxis' reporting as well. If humans had to function like TS4's broken AI, nothing would get done.
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Mad Poster
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#509 Old 16th Jan 2022 at 1:05 PM
The most obnoxious award for Jan 16, 2022 goes to....

Drum roll, please..... Maxis! Is that cheering I hear or jeering?



https://twitter.com/acidlure/status/1482486642065743884

The second most obnoxious award goes to the people defending this. If Maxis adds something to the game that screws it up as bad as these people are saying it does, then it is time to tell Maxis to stop doing that thing rather than defending the gaslighting. WTF is wrong with people? Are these people that are hell bent on defending Maxis no matter what they do EA shareholders? I'm starting to think so even though from the other sides of these peoples mouths will be rants about how capitalism is all things evil even though these very same people participate in and perpetuate the 'evil'.
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Lab Assistant
#510 Old 19th Jan 2022 at 4:45 PM
The pronouns system is similar to the nickname system, as I expected. You can input anything you want.





First look at Customizable Pronouns coming to The Sims 4
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Taiwan Soul!
Alchemist
#511 Old 19th Jan 2022 at 9:30 PM
I will not make comment about pronouns, but as for missing packs, how can we even have items in a save that we do not have? I go back to a lot sometimes and am told some items from build have been removed as I do not have them. How could they have gotten on the lot in the first place if I do not have them? And if this BS ruins saves I may be totally done with this version. I have lost at least half of my game already as the game blew away the saves.
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