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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 4:34 AM
Default Things I've Seen/Heard/Read About in The Sims 4: Kits
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I can’t be bothered to do what I haven’t been doing for years, but please feel free to discuss the kits here.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 7:29 AM
Now I know the bunny is another "baby"

Taiwan Soul!
Alchemist
#3 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 7:53 AM
don't do this to me

what does his name even mean?
Instructor
#4 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 11:07 AM
Found on Twitter. Dust bunnies can spontaneously combust and burn the house down.

Glad I didn't buy that one!
Test Subject
#5 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 12:23 PM
There's got to be mods that doesn't force simmers to constantly vaccum the floors, also butlers weren't even using the vaccum. :/
Scholar
#6 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 1:11 PM Last edited by emino : 4th Mar 2021 at 7:11 AM.
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Originally Posted by Torani
There's got to be mods that doesn't force simmers to constantly vaccum the floors, also butlers weren't even using the vaccum. :/


I'm more annoyed that my floor are sparkling more than a twilight vampire when it is not dusty. Also, apparently you cant do check for dust interaction if you live in a haunted house type.
One Minute Ninja'd
#7 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 1:55 PM
Are thee kits for free? Like pick a kit when update you a patch? They can't honestly expect someone to use real money on these.
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 3:07 PM
I managed to turn off the dust bunnies in game interactions, but when I did that some of my mods wouldn't work, and for a while I thought I had lost all my old saves. So I managed to get the game settings back to default, and recover my game. I am not sure why that happened, so if someone can shed some light on that it would be appreciated.

The dust bunnies spawn more often in the sims than they do in my own house and I have 3 cats, 2 dogs and two adult sons back in my house. My sims don't even have a pet, but they have lots of dust bunnies...but the dust bunnies are better than a borked game for now.


I have noticed now that the sims get a positive moodlet if the house is slightly dusty. "Somebody lives here." It is supposed to increase the positive effects of friendly or romantic social interactions. I also noticed that the maid brings along a vacuum and takes more time to clean the house and charges more. I have not tried to befriend the dust bunnies. The house I played last night only had a baby that just turned into a toddler, and i am not much into playing with occults.

The dust bunnies go away if they step on them or vacuum them. You can also delete them in the buy/build mode. Dust on the floor can also be deleted in the buy/build mode like puddles used to be deleted in previous sims games.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 3:19 PM
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Originally Posted by eskie227
Are thee kits for free? Like pick a kit when update you a patch? They can't honestly expect someone to use real money on these.

We're talking about EA, Yo.  They're $4.99 each or $15.00 for all three. Yes, if you buy all 3, they are more expensive than a Stuff pack. Why spend $10 when a person can spend $15.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 4:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
We're talking about EA, Yo.  They're $4.99 each or $15.00 for all three. Yes, if you buy all 3, they are more expensive than a Stuff pack. Why spend $10 when a person can spend $15.

If it's $15.00 for all three and $4.99 for each individually, then it's 3¢ cheaper to just by them individually. :/
Inventor
#11 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 4:48 PM
So... To recap the Kits fiasco:
- The Kits trailer has more dislikes than likes and 99% of the comments are negative.
- Kits cost "5" in currencies worth more than the US dolar like £ and €.
- Some Yibs are struggling to defend this obvious cash grab. James Turner said Kits were overpriced; Lilsimsie is worried about the similarities between Kits and The Store.
- SEVERAL CAS items in the "Throwback Fitness Kit" are recolors of existing items (Source).
- The wall texture that comes with the "Country Kitchen Kit" is a recolor of a base game wall (Source)
Mad Poster
#12 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 5:13 PM Last edited by SneakyWingPhoenix : 3rd Mar 2021 at 5:25 PM.
And admit it: how many off you bought that dumb vacuum kit?

I don't wanna lecture yall, but I don't wanna hear complaints how the game is still broken from yall mouths because you felt short on content Could have at least wait for a sake to drop. Also, yall spending it for ominous animated dust creatures to combust your house What is this? I wanna say alice in wonderlabd, but that be an insult to comparing a best selling masterpiece to this crappy game lol

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 5:23 PM
Sims vacuuming outside...

Why does this sound familiar?  Did they do this or something similar in Seasons?  Vacuum up puddles or something?  Anyway,  https://twitter.com/JetSetSimmer/st...843106361024518
Mad Poster
#14 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 5:29 PM Last edited by SneakyWingPhoenix : 3rd Mar 2021 at 8:37 PM.
The good thing about the pack is that dust accumalates..But that its kinda killed off by being behind an overprice paywall.

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
Inventor
#15 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 6:31 PM
I was thinking about the dust pack and I realize how much PADDING and SUPERFLUOUS gameplay it has. In The Sims 2 or 3, the dusting system would have been added in a random EP like laundry in Ambitions. The system wouldn't have as many features as it does in 4, but do we really need those features? Do we really need dust bunnies that behave like caged rodents? That's the problem with putting gameplay in smaller and smaller packs. Developers feel the need to somehow JUSTIFY the existence and price tag of that pack so they add a lot of unnecessary and shallow features. Take for example the two new aspirations. They're even dumber than usual, and aspirations in The Sims 4 are unfathomably dumb already.

Some content like Vampires actually justifies having its own pack by adding new engrossing features and depth. More often than not, features that were in an EP in previous Sims games, don't NEED a whole pack centered around them. More isn't always better. "Bust the Dust" is the perfect example of a feature that didn't NEED to have a whole pack dedicated to it. It's honestly a waste of time and resources they could spend actually improving the core gameplay.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 6:55 PM
I'm in a good mood today, so I decided to visit that place that I'm not going to mention by name.  I didn't hang around long;  my eye started to twitch.

There are people that bought these kits just so they could complain about them, full stop.  Getting hit by a bus would suck, but that doesn't mean people should run out in front of one just so they can tell the world that being hit by a bus sucks. 

When EA sees that people are willing to throw money at something for the sake of having something to complain about, what message do these brilliant people think they are sending to EA? It should be obvious. From EA's perspective, this nonsense translates to " We don't have to work hard and or fix stuff.  Just shovel it out the door and people will gobble it up, CHA-CHING!"  This is not earth-shattering news as we've been talking about this very issue for almost 7 years now.  What is so screwed up about it is people are willingly throwing their money at something that they didn't like to begin with just so they can "brag" about how they don't like it, according to them.  What kind of drugs are these people on?

These people can't think of better ways to spend $15.00?  There is a long list of charities that have been begging for help for the past year because of Rona; they would appreciate a donation in any size.  I don't know how tax laws work in other countries, but here in the Banana Republic, if a person has valid proof of a donation to a legit non-profit, they can write off said donation on their taxes.  If they didn't want to do the tax thing, they could have bought food for their neighbors, shoved the cash in a savings account...the sky is the limit.

I've seen a lot of screwed up things said in the sims community, this is the icing on the cake, for real.  When future packs continue to spiral into decline in terms of how much content they have in them, I don't want to hear about how it is somehow my fault because I haven't spent almost 7 years buying into this game.  Finger-waggers need to wag at the absurdity that lives within the TS4 community.  They will be easy to spot because they've made it their top priority to brag to anybody that will give them the time of day and listen to their bullshit.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 8:58 PM
Well, this ain't gonna chance, because any penny goes to these kit packs we'll get more of these. People half seriously made jokes how they're gonna be a breathing or watch paint dry kit packs, and they aren't far from this absurdity. Like when the last time in TS1, TS2, or even TS3 you bought a pack about vacuums? Never, because they didn't exist nor we should support this kind of crap. But that's at least what I would do.

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
Smeg Head
#18 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 9:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
I'm in a good mood today, so I decided to visit that place that I'm not going to mention by name.  I didn't hang around long;  my eye started to twitch.

There are people that bought these kits just so they could complain about them, full stop.  Getting hit by a bus would suck, but that doesn't mean people should run out in front of one just so they can tell the world that being hit by a bus sucks. 

When EA sees that people are willing to throw money at something for the sake of having something to complain about, what message do these brilliant people think they are sending to EA? It should be obvious. From EA's perspective, this nonsense translates to " We don't have to work hard and or fix stuff.  Just shovel it out the door and people will gobble it up, CHA-CHING!"  This is not earth-shattering news as we've been talking about this very issue for almost 7 years now.  What is so screwed up about it is people are willingly throwing their money at something that they didn't like to begin with just so they can "brag" about how they don't like it, according to them.  What kind of drugs are these people on?

These people can't think of better ways to spend $15.00?  There is a long list of charities that have been begging for help for the past year because of Rona; they would appreciate a donation in any size.  I don't know how tax laws work in other countries, but here in the Banana Republic, if a person has valid proof of a donation to a legit non-profit, they can write off said donation on their taxes.  If they didn't want to do the tax thing, they could have bought food for their neighbors, shoved the cash in a savings account...the sky is the limit.

I've seen a lot of screwed up things said in the sims community, this is the icing on the cake, for real.  When future packs continue to spiral into decline in terms of how much content they have in them, I don't want to hear about how it is somehow my fault because I haven't spent almost 7 years buying into this game.  Finger-waggers need to wag at the absurdity that lives within the TS4 community.  They will be easy to spot because they've made it their top priority to brag to anybody that will give them the time of day and listen to their bullshit.


Yeah, but when these people you mention are saying the vacuums suck, maybe they're just being literal about the mechanics of the machines...

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Mad Poster
#19 Old 3rd Mar 2021 at 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
Yeah, but when these people you mention are saying the vacuums suck, maybe they're just being literal about the mechanics of the machines...

No..    I'd link to the absurdity, but I can't because it would be considered mud-flinging across forums.  What I can post is some of the spicy that is going on which is funny and true at the same time.

The set up for the following is:  "When we said we want burglars to be back, we for sure did not mean this"  https://twitter.com/DancerChip/stat...200945730424840
Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 12:26 AM
These kits have shown how completely out of touch EA is.
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 1:17 AM
Carl's guide says that the dust kit comes with two aspirations; one for clean, one for dirty. Might be worth it for the game play. I think the kitchen stuff looks neat. Don't care for the dirty gym clothes one.

Sims are better than us.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 4:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
There are people that bought these kits just so they could complain about them, full stop.  Getting hit by a bus would suck, but that doesn't mean people should run out in front of one just so they can tell the world that being hit by a bus sucks. 

When EA sees that people are willing to throw money at something for the sake of having something to complain about, what message do these brilliant people think they are sending to EA? It should be obvious. From EA's perspective, this nonsense translates to " We don't have to work hard and or fix stuff.  Just shovel it out the door and people will gobble it up, CHA-CHING!"  This is not earth-shattering news as we've been talking about this very issue for almost 7 years now.  What is so screwed up about it is people are willingly throwing their money at something that they didn't like to begin with just so they can "brag" about how they don't like it, according to them.  What kind of drugs are these people on?


100% agreed.

They're watching the sales algorithms, people. Even if you really thought you might like to try one ( or all ) of the kits, couldn't you have exercised even the slightest amount of self-control and resisted for a few days? At least a month would have been preferable, but buying this crap on day one sends a VERY bad message to EA. When you do stuff like this, you're part of the problem--not the solution.


A fool and his money are soon parted. ~ Thomas Tusser
Scholar
#23 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 5:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SneakyWingPhoenix
And admit it: how many off you bought that dumb vacuum kit?

. Also, yall spending it for ominous animated dust creatures to combust your house What is this? I wanna say alice in wonderlabd, but that be an insult to comparing a best selling masterpiece to this crappy game lol


Or if you brought all three, Dust Problems in my Half Country Kitchen, while wearing clothes that look like they have been recolored by a 12 year old.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 6:25 AM
I’m playing a family called Crumb who I inherited from my cousin who doesn’t play any more. There a lot of them and they’re mostly criminals and they never clean. I got the dust bunny kit and their houses are now covered in dust bunnies and the kids are having great fun throwing them about. Neighbors come to visit and spend most of their visit cleaning, washing and gardening. It’s actually hilarious.
Forum Resident
#25 Old 4th Mar 2021 at 6:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by emino
I'm more annoying that my floor are sparkling more than a twilight vampire when it is not dusty. Also, apparently you cant do check for dust interaction if you live in a haunted house type.

My sims live in a haunted house and they can check for dust
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