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Nysha's New Creators for November - posted on 1st Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
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#1 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 7:05 AM
Default The Sims 5 Ideas & Discussion!
Hi guys! So the Sims 5 is a long way off if it happens at all, but since there's been talk about it, I figure we might as well let everyone know what we want! The earlier we tell them the easier it will be to implement into the game

Here's some ideas that I've had, along with some requests that I see a lot. I think most are very doable.

1) Some kind of romantic aspect. Whether it's turn ons and offs, a chemistry system based on traits, or something completely new, I REALLY want to see some sort of romance system in place. Right now romance in sims feels really empty to me. I want my Sim to choose who they want to be with.

2) A lot of people are requesting heights to be able to be changed, and that would be cool. Certainly more realistic, but personally it's not something I *need*, especially because I think it might be difficult to code all of the animations for different heights.

3) A semi-open neighborhood. Personally, I MUCH prefer the open Sims 3 world over the closed sims 4 neighborhood, although I do understand why they did it. Sims 4 runs much smoother for many people because of it not having as much to process, also seriously reducing the number of glitches encountered. So what about something in-between? Like, have one big neighborhood divided into sections. A handful of houses and a few community lots are in each session. You can travel freely around each section without going through a loading screen, but if you want to go outside of the section you'll encounter a loading screen and choose what sims to take with. I think this would give the feel of having an open world without having all of the complications of The Sims 3.

4) Create a style back, of course!

5) A buy-mode alteration. Specifically involving furniture. Right now if you want to buy a couch, you're presented with dozens of different style options, each with set stats. (Stats being environment, comfort, etc) Then you can click on the couch style you want to choose a different color. This is fine, but it's a bit limiting. What I love the style of a couch that's 0 comfort 0 envirnment, but I want to give my sims the best furniture available? Then I'm stuck with just a couple of high-end choices. Of course it's not a big deal, they don't impact the game that much, but I think it would be cool and easy to increase our options. My idea is that when searching for a couch, you have all of the styles to choose from, then when you click on one, you get the option to choose a color, and a separate option to choose the stats you want. Probably just a slider, lower for cheaper furniture with less stats, higher for more stats but with an increase in price.

6) Being able to layer clothing would be really nice.

7) Good genetics. The number one thing on my list for the sims 5 HAS to be good genetics. I really, really miss grandparents traits being able to show up in their grandchildren, even if their sons/daughters didn't directly inherit the trait. It feels limiting to not have that as an option anymore. It was always so fun to see gorgeous traits from grandparents surprisingly show up in the next generation. I do like how The Sims 4 handles merging the parents traits together, like if two sims have a baby, the babys skin color is usually in between the two parents skin colors, instead of choosing one or the other. An exception to this though is eye color. The Sims 4 sometimes merges the two sim parents eye color together as well, so if I have a sim with dark green eyes and a sim with light green eyes, their children sometimes get a color in the middle that I really don't like or want. Often times the children get a different eye color all together. I've had a brown eyed sim and a blue eyed sim have a green eyed baby. It's okay, just a bit annoying, I don't want a random eye color, I want to be able to say "Awh look, they have their moms/dads eyes!" Ya know? Or maybe "Awh look, she has her grandmas eyes!"

8) A mix between lifetime wishes and aspirations. I'm on generation 3 of my sims 4 family right now, and I've completed each aspiration MULTIPLE times. They're so fast to complete compared to lifetime wishes that I usually get quite a few completed in a sims lifetime. There's not enough aspiration options to account for this, so I find myself getting bored with these really easily. I think I'd like lifetime wishes back with the option to change to another wish if you complete your current one. Maybe keep one or two milestones if it's not too hard, I think a lot of people like having short term goals. So basically like aspirations, only wayyy more of them and each one takes longer to complete.

9) Cars!

10) Alright, so this one is the stretch. I think The Sims 5 should include more in its base game, or have one large expansion covering the more popular expansions The Sims series has already released in the past. If you've been a Sims fan for awhile, you've probably dished out a fair amount of money on expansions. Nobody wants to keep paying for the same expansions over and over again. (Seasons, pets, generations, etc) We want to see new material. We want the franchise to grow, not keep repeating itself. But we also want these ideas that we've had so much fun with in the past. So maybe The Sims 5 base game, or its first expansion, can cover most of these already, on a smaller scale. Example: Instead of having the incredible amount of features that The Sims 2 & 3 Pets had, (horses, birds, collectible animals, unicorns, etc) it can start with the basics, maybe cats and dogs, and later release the rest of the features in another expansion, along with new ideas, such as "Sims 5 Rodeo."
Just to reiterate, if it's too much for the base game to start with these popular features, I'd like to see a single Sims 5 expansion pack encompass the most popular expansion packs of the other Sims series, but on a smaller level so it's still fair. Maybe have a couple of seasons along with some pets and parenting/nightlife features, instead of releasing full expansions with each of these things *again.*

11) I would love to see The Sims 4 emotions return in The Sims 5, of course. I mention this because they sometimes add features in a new sims game, and then take them away in the next, so it's important to share what you want to keep about The Sims 4 as well as sharing new ideas!

These are just my opinions of course, I know not everybody plays the game the way I do! That's why I'd love to hear your feedback, and your own original ideas! Remember to show support for any ideas you like, so if anyone important ends up reading this, they'll know what we want. I numbered these ideas to be easier to discuss, ie, "I would love to have 1, 3, and 7 in the game! But number 8 isn't really my thing..."
I'll be adding some of your ideas to the list as well!
#2 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 10:24 PM
Most of these sou d great!
#3 Old 25th Jun 2017 at 12:07 AM
A sim leaves a mess or makes something dirty means the mess or dirt is marked as property of that sim. Other household members that clean up the mess because it makes them too uncomfortable can resent the dirt's owner. Large or repeated mess making from a sim means affected sims can complain and demand instant guilty cleanup.
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#4 Old 26th Jun 2017 at 12:23 PM
I do like that idea, Shoosh! Definitely adds a layer of realism and some more interested household interactions
#5 Old 29th Jun 2017 at 12:00 AM
I agree strongly with #10 on your list. We shouldn't have to buy game packs to get back what we had in the previous game. It shouldn't base that's missing lot's of stuff, but base game what we had and whichever new features in addition. Then we could look forward to game packs enhancing our gameplay instead of feeling like we're just slowly trying to get back to normal.

One thing I've wanted in a Sims game was that the Player, YOU, can threaten a sim that you will delete them from the game if they don't alter their behavior in some way. Stop [ fill in the blank ] and I won't destroy you. This would be with cheats on and shift + click. The sim could also try to appeal or beg for their life. But the point is to get them to stop repeatedly doing something you don't like. I don't know how much of a programming feat that would be, but I would love it.
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#6 Old 21st Aug 2017 at 3:41 PM
Originally Posted by bagley777
I do like that idea, Shoosh! Definitely adds a layer of realism and some more interested household interactions

i quite agree with you, nice idea. I`ll wait for such upgrade
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#7 Old 21st Aug 2017 at 3:52 PM
Originally Posted by Sarah Li
i quite agree with you, nice idea. I`ll wait for such upgrade

me too and add emotions
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#8 Old 23rd Aug 2017 at 4:37 PM
The sims 5 will probably be releasing the same year as GTA 6 lol, then again I would like to see a lot of new stuff in it when it comes out. I personally believe that the next installment won't be by EA
#9 Old 1st Oct 2017 at 12:53 AM
I would like to see a version of The Sims more like 1, 2, and 3: IE, not a gutted skeleton remnant of a fleshed out, full game. Anything that's not a shameless cash grab like #4, not that it's likely. No going backwards: I'll never play another Sims that isn't open world. But, as long as people buy it, they'll keep hollowing the game out and overcharging for content. When the cash cow stops providing milk, they'll dump it by the wayside rather than fix it up and make it serviceable again. That's EA's way.

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#10 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 2:05 AM
I would like to see height in the sims. I think the height limit should be... 6'9? Or maybe no limit! Who knows, but if sims get too tall, the game might be laggy and their faces might not be visible. I believe there are mods for this, but still, it's a good idea. I also think we should be able to get into cars, and have a 'travel to..' option when we hover our mouse/click on a car. Just some of my ideas.
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