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suzetter
21st Feb 2010, 2:45 AM
i loved superstar in the sims. It was one of my most favorite expansions of all of them. they could expand on the live fashion shows idea. i think tons of people would buy it. also integrate a movie maker for the sims. not for the sims themselves, but tools for the user that allows them to design movies, frame by frame. has anyone ever played 3D Movie Maker a long time ago? That was like a decade ago. you could just drag using your mouse to animate someone/something and let go to stop. it let you pick a sound effect and place it on a specific frame. that would be perfect. Everyone would make movies instead of petty picture slideshows. thats something good to do

The fashions shows were so cute and funny in Superstar. I still can visualise a sim walking around with a skyscraper on their head or dressed as a donut and cup of coffee. That was great fun! Did you ever see the sim videos based on America's Next Top Model? The catwalk footage was pretty well done. I favored using a beautiful catwalk/fashion show set from Parsimonious (love them!) Oh...a toast :Pint: to when sims were super fun...

Cakenotlie1
21st Feb 2010, 6:06 PM
Another thing I really want to see is the career choices that didn't make it to TS3. Like dance, architecture, entertainment, oceanography, intelligence, natural science, show business, paranormal, gangster, counter culture, education, adventure, gamer, slacker, law(not law enforcement) , artist, and circus. Holy crud, did I just list all of those? :blink:

suzetter
23rd Feb 2010, 12:03 AM
Another thing I really want to see is the career choices that didn't make it to TS3. Like dance, architecture, entertainment, oceanography, intelligence, natural science, show business, paranormal, gangster, counter culture, education, adventure, gamer, slacker, law(not law enforcement) , artist, and circus. Holy crud, did I just list all of those? :blink:

OMG! That's a lot! Were those all from EA or were some of them CC?

gobot101
23rd Feb 2010, 7:59 AM
All of them but gangster, counter culture, and circus were in The Sims 2, though, circus was in Sims 1.

corapntr
24th Feb 2010, 10:08 AM
Inventory management is needed. Wanted would be OFB. Extras would be more fishes, gardens, seeds, etc.

Then the next ep should be nightlife or something that gives everyone what they've wanted for: social interaction. However, in my honest opinion, Sims 2 > Sims 3 for stories. The fact that sims 2 have memories and much more dynamic interactions at the moment means it's going to take a very, very long time until Sims 3 can catch up to sims 2, if it's able to.

Sims 3 seems to be a very different game engine anyways and I prefer them to work on bugs and the base game interface before working on social interaction.

suzetter
24th Feb 2010, 7:44 PM
Sims 3 seems to be a very different game engine anyways and I prefer them to work on bugs and the base game interface before working on social interaction.

I'd like them to work on social interactions and add more functional objects so my sims have more to do between patches.

FridaKahlo
24th Feb 2010, 9:19 PM
Ditto on the nightlife expansion. I have two teen sims in my game, and they have nothing to do! All they do is get "drunk" in the nectar cellar and dance! I want them to be able to go somewhere else to get "drunk" and dance!

Mishy
24th Feb 2010, 9:54 PM
when my sims are dressed in a sexy or ugly outfit, i'd like other sims to notice it like in real life. get some kind of reaction, good or bad...turning heads, whistles, get stared at, anything will do. turn on's/turn off's. this would make the dressing a sim, and game play, way more interesting.

irk3n - e l i t e
24th Feb 2010, 10:52 PM
I want to see weather and holidays together. Snow, Ice, Rain, Thunderstorms, and other natural events.

Spyrohugs
25th Feb 2010, 4:02 AM
I want Sims 3 Farmlife.

tjstreak
25th Feb 2010, 5:11 AM
The real attraction of the sims is that it involves a lot more than playing the game. I probably spend more time making stuff for the game than actually playing it.

Our sims live in homes of our design, wear clothes we make for them, drive cars and have furniture and other items which were created by ourselves or others in the community.

World Adventures went a long way towards recognizing this. While BV was pretty lame, with WA we can now build tombs and actually have adventures while on vacation.

Rather than seeing another incarnation of Pets, I want to see Creatures -- sort of a cross between The Sims and Spore. Yes, we can have dogs and cats, or lions and tigers and bears (oh!my!). But also Umber Hulks, Orcs, Jabberwockies, Dragons and any other creatures which suit our fancy. Then we can populate our dungeons/tombs with these creatures -- and have an updated version of Dungeon Keeper. Or one could go on Sims safari.

Or, instead of Sims Hollywood, how about Sims Vegas, complete with SHOWGIRLS, poker tables, craps tables, slot machines, SHOWGIRLS, nightclubs, dancing, singing, acting -- and of course, SHOWGIRLS. And gansters with SHOWGIRLS. (Actually, a gambling simulation could be rather fun! Lucky sims might win the jackpot, while unlucky sims come home broke.)

Or how about Sims themepark? Sims could run around, gorging on cotton candy, riding on roller coasters (of the gamer's design), ferris wheels, then puking it all up! Sort of like Roller Coaster Tycoon on steroids. Combined with Sims Creatures, you could have a wild animal park, which beats a zoo anyday.

Claeric
26th Feb 2010, 2:14 AM
Hobbies expansion.

High logic and tinkering skills allow for the purchase of a special work desk.

Said work desk allows for the combining of collectables.

Said collectables may, in rare special situations...combine into a new life state, resembling Frankenstein's Monster.

:O

(It would also allow your sim to perform surgery on any sim to change their gender and genetics)

starved4pizza
26th Feb 2010, 2:18 AM
Hobbies expansion.

High logic and tinkering skills allow for the purchase of a special work desk.

Said work desk allows for the combining of collectables.

Said collectables may, in rare special situations...combine into a new life state, resembling Frankenstein's Monster.

:O

(It would also allow your sim to perform surgery on any sim to change their gender and genetics)


Oooh, now that would be amazing.

Man1968
26th Feb 2010, 3:36 PM
I already posted this before, but whatever. I'll post it again.

An "Arts" EP. Sims could play various musical instruments, form a band, do modeling, acting, and sculpturing. It would kind of be like an advanced version of Superstar. This would be a good EP to add nightclubs and bars.

That would probably be the best for me.

I agree. This theme from The Sims was missing in The Sims 2, although a few items like the microphones touched it. According to several surveys I have seen, Superstar was one of the most popular from The Sims (or the most). Some business expansion similar to OFB would also be welcome.

evilcatapila
27th Feb 2010, 12:58 PM
when my sims are dressed in a sexy or ugly outfit, i'd like other sims to notice it like in real life. get some kind of reaction, good or bad...turning heads, whistles, get stared at, anything will do. turn on's/turn off's. this would make the dressing a sim, and game play, way more interesting.

I had hoped for that in the base game. The only way I can think of them doing it with custom content working aswell is if there were values (i.e. sexy 0-10 or wacky 0-10) associated to the clothing in its file. I think that would have to of been done for the base game though as adding it in an expansion now would meen that it only worked for the later content.
It would of been great if they could of done it, especially with the traits so different sims react differently to the outfits.

Claeric
27th Feb 2010, 4:28 PM
There are already outfits categorized as "revealing" and I'm pretty sure sims already react to them.

Elanorea
27th Feb 2010, 8:09 PM
Really? I haven't noticed that. Which ones, for example?

Jkwc
28th Feb 2010, 5:30 PM
The Sims 3: World Adventures 2 - India, Arctic and Africa!

I'mSimalicious!
28th Feb 2010, 10:59 PM
The Sims 3: World Adventures 2 - India, Arctic and Africa!This. Just make it much much better than 1.

And a Superstar EP is what this game needs.

And whatever they do, they better add some new features.

sweetichigodream
1st Mar 2010, 4:58 PM
I would like to see a farm expansion... expanding the garden thing, and adding animals too. taking care of animals and get eggs, milk, meat.
Maybe also including pets.
Sewing machine to make stuff like in sims 2 but more things! :) Maybe also leather and fur from the animals when slaughtering for meat. Do not have to be graphic, the animals can be sent off elsewhere and you get the produce. Emotional sims get hard times with parting with the animals. Vegetarians do not slaughter at all and may also do activities.
hmm.

suzetter
2nd Mar 2010, 12:44 AM
The real attraction of the sims is that it involves a lot more than playing the game. I probably spend more time making stuff for the game than actually playing it.

Is this because making stuff for TS3 is more fun than actuallY playing TS3?

Our sims live in homes of our design, wear clothes we make for them, drive cars and have furniture and other items which were created by ourselves or others in the community..

Yes, but that's been true since the original The Sims. TS1 and TS2 were fun to play and easier to mod. TS3 not as fun to play and much harder to mod. That modding has become more difficult has narrowed the number of people able/willing to create new objects and clothes for the game. Oh, and I'm sure their selling things piece meal at the online store has nothing to do with their developing the game this way. ( ;) )

World Adventures went a long way towards recognizing this. While BV was pretty lame, with WA we can now build tombs and actually have adventures while on vacation..

I enjoyed WA but once you've gone through the adventures their amusment factor lessens with each repetition.

Rather than seeing another incarnation of Pets, I want to see Creatures -- sort of a cross between The Sims and Spore. Yes, we can have dogs and cats, or lions and tigers and bears (oh!my!). But also Umber Hulks, Orcs, Jabberwockies, Dragons and any other creatures which suit our fancy. Then we can populate our dungeons/tombs with these creatures -- and have an updated version of Dungeon Keeper. Or one could go on Sims safari..

I'll pass on the Spore type creatures. And I have never played Dungeon Keeper. However, someone had mentioned a dungeon keeper and I thought they were onto something but some people said it can't be done. But who is to say what EA can and will do in the future. Enabling the tombs to reformat themselves somewhat would help to keep the adventures fresh rather than letting them get stale so fast.

Or, instead of Sims Hollywood, how about Sims Vegas, complete with SHOWGIRLS, poker tables, craps tables, slot machines, SHOWGIRLS, nightclubs, dancing, singing, acting -- and of course, SHOWGIRLS. And gansters with SHOWGIRLS. (Actually, a gambling simulation could be rather fun! Lucky sims might win the jackpot, while unlucky sims come home broke.).

I like this Las vegas idea A LOT. It has nearly all the elements of superstar (which I really miss) but also something else I would like to see in TS3 - gangsters. Not oldtime like Al Capone but modern like Tony Soprano. TS1 had slot machines and the sim's cash rose and fell according to their betting and winning/losing. They never got too carried away with playing the slots though. Maybe EA could give the sims a gambler trait so there would a be a chance your sim when unwatched would just gamble away all their cash or skip work and head to the casinos. LOL. You're right though--a gambling simulation would be fun and if there's anything TS3 needs--it is more fun.

Or how about Sims themepark? Sims could run around, gorging on cotton candy, riding on roller coasters (of the gamer's design), ferris wheels, then puking it all up! Sort of like Roller Coaster Tycoon on steroids. Combined with Sims Creatures, you could have a wild animal park, which beats a zoo anyday.

Again TS1 had some of theses elements (Roller Coaster, Carnival type games--skeeball, water balloon race, etc) and they were fun activities to have the sims do. Other people have voiced a desire for a sims theme park EP on this thread. I think its a great idea. However, again, I'll pass on the creatures part.

:)

Jkwc
2nd Mar 2010, 3:23 PM
The Sims 3: To Simfinity and Beyond! We already have astronauts but why not actually go out there to Simfinity?

suzetter
2nd Mar 2010, 4:03 PM
The Sims 3: To Simfinity and Beyond! We already have astronauts but why not actually go out there to Simfinity?

A space EP could be really cool. With the sims living on another planet, or on the moon or on a giant space station in orbit. Since there's loading screens between destinations it could totally be done. Wow, that could be fantastic--starships, space pods, alien life forms, alien plants and terrain, phasers, alien customs and rituals-- me likey! :)

Jkwc
2nd Mar 2010, 9:10 PM
AND! We do have teleports so why not?

suzetter
2nd Mar 2010, 9:41 PM
AND! We do have teleports so why not?

oh yeah, that's right. I'm ready--beam me up!

sfsix
2nd Mar 2010, 10:09 PM
sims animations stuff pack

sims LAN version (each player on network controls sims like a strategy game. now two players can play house!)

sims minigames addon

sims movie maker/animator

sims extended cas workshop

sims dialogue/story addons

sims first-person experience (control your sim while you use the wasd keys, and different keys to interact with, etc)

sims cultures (different things from different cultures, especially the inclusion of race. if you check your sims info it will say how much % is asian, or mexican, etc)

sims diseases,crime, and disasters (for those who just want to watch the world burn, or to turn it into game of challenge, your choice)

sims cityscape (high tech skyscrapers included. crowded streets and shops)

sims underground (grungy ghettos , gangsters, and cars oh my)

a conversion of sims into an rpg game, where it's more one person and storyline oriented

or make it into a simcity/sim/tycoon hybrid for more realism.

Jkwc
3rd Mar 2010, 3:41 PM
sims animations stuff pack

sims LAN version (each player on network controls sims like a strategy game. now two players can play house!)

sims minigames addon

sims movie maker/animator

sims extended cas workshop

sims dialogue/story addons

sims first-person experience (control your sim while you use the wasd keys, and different keys to interact with, etc)

sims cultures (different things from different cultures, especially the inclusion of race. if you check your sims info it will say how much % is asian, or mexican, etc)

sims diseases,crime, and disasters (for those who just want to watch the world burn, or to turn it into game of challenge, your choice)

sims cityscape (high tech skyscrapers included. crowded streets and shops)

sims underground (grungy ghettos , gangsters, and cars oh my)

a conversion of sims into an rpg game, where it's more one person and storyline oriented

or make it into a simcity/sim/tycoon hybrid for more realism.

The Sims 3: Multi Player would be nice

evilcatapila
4th Mar 2010, 6:31 PM
http://www.thesims3.com/community/news.html?selMonth=2&selYear=2010#-976857977

Ambitions :o I think it sounds quite good

tizerist
6th Mar 2010, 3:09 PM
Without knowing how good the 'stores' in EP2 are - cause their silence is deafening - I think they could do this for the next EP.

The Sims 3: Environments

Improve your sims towns with a host of environmental upgrades to bring your gameworlds to life:

> Real time weather: Choose the average climate of a neighbourhood, bring neverending snow to your mountain towns, rain to your rainforests, as well as adding your own vacation hoods to a base town, imported from Create-A-World.

> Vibrant animal life: Add bear or wolf spawners to those distant remote corners. Add doplhin spawners to the seas and watch your sims play with them. Lizards can be found in even built-up areas, often scurrying back into the bushes. Take home a dog, cat, rabbit or rat as part of your family.

> Improve your sims environments with real-time farm areas. Learn the best way to care for your horses, pigs, geese and more. Use tractors to manage your crops, or even go manual with a scythe, or hedge-clippers.

> Interact with your environment like never before with new abilities such as swimming in the sea, mountain climbing, or rolling down a hill for fun. Add apple bobbing buckets, arcade machines, bucking broncos and squash walls to flesh out your sims environments, plus much more.

kiwi_tea
6th Mar 2010, 4:46 PM
I agree tizerist. It's been a regular theme on all the boards I've been to, that farming is the natural extension of a 'Pets' expansion. Husbandry could be a new skill based around three or four highly customisable livestock species, ones that don't need huge animations and can be built off the same system as the cats and dogs. Pigs, llamas, ducks, and emu would be a nice round distribution of species. Implimentation would be pretty simple: You have community lots that can house seven non-human sims at any one time. A simple transfer system could set up so that each time you enter that community lot, if you have the deed in your inventory, you become the eighth sim inhabiting the lot and the UI changes temporarily to reflect this. You can breed towards 'pedigree' livestock, and take them to a 'local fair' lot to enter them in competitions.

Combining that with the return of pet interactions and pet jobs, and a considerable expansion of the gardening skill and the available crops, and you'd probably have a powerful, beautiful EP.

Just 'Pets' tempts me, but it seems in TS2 not so much an entire expansion pack, as added feature. Given the bar set by WA, I'd be unimpressed if they just made 'pets' and left it at that.

Now I really, really want to breed long-eared, spotted pigs in TS3. :P

Shizen
6th Mar 2010, 6:17 PM
I'd just like the ability to import Spore creature creations into Sims as extraterrestrial pets. You know, like Alf or Roger...

peacexlovexstp
7th Mar 2010, 4:22 PM
sims first-person experience (control your sim while you use the wasd keys, and different keys to interact with, etc)

sims cultures (different things from different cultures, especially the inclusion of race. if you check your sims info it will say how much % is asian, or mexican, etc)

sims diseases,crime, and disasters (for those who just want to watch the world burn, or to turn it into game of challenge, your choice)

sims cityscape (high tech skyscrapers included. crowded streets and shops)

sims underground (grungy ghettos , gangsters, and cars oh my)

I doubt the first personness of the Sims3 anytime soon, but that is a good idea. They'd probably put the cityscape one with the underground one, and the disasters one with a seasons one?
With the new EP we get giant fires and earthquakes so I can't wait to try that out when I get it.
I also don't think the cultures one would work. EA would have to put every race in etc. and it really defeats the purpose of an imagination :)

crazzyferret
7th Mar 2010, 5:00 PM
I'd just like the ability to import Spore creature creations into Sims as extraterrestrial pets. You know, like Alf or Roger...

That would be cool and i love creating spore critters. :rofl:

Le Carrera
10th Mar 2010, 11:03 AM
I know one thing I definitely want very badly is pets. I would really love if they make it so you can have other fully interactive pets besides just cats and dogs, like horses, or farm animals, or wild animals like wolves or something that you can adopt as pets (obviously wouldn't be a good idea in real life, but in the Sim world at least you could keep it fenced up in the back yard).

I also really hope they bring magic back. The Sims 2 AL's warlocks and witches were one the most awesome things of the whole series. I really hope they expand the magic thing a lot more, too, with more spells, more flexible, and greatly expand the whole potions thing. Potions are cool. :)

Captain THPS4
10th Mar 2010, 5:27 PM
Without knowing how good the 'stores' in EP2 are - cause their silence is deafening - I think they could do this for the next EP.

The Sims 3: Environments


I'd love it if EP3 was exactly this! Those ideas would make an amazing expansion pack.

I'm surprised that the first Sims consoles game has been the only game in the entire series so far that has first person view, and even then that was only a cheat. My guess is that will be saved for The Sims 4.

Since this year is the 10th anniversary of the series, I wouldn't be surprised if EP3 turned out to be a nostalgia expansion where a lot of things we miss from TS1 and TS2 are added.

suzetter
11th Mar 2010, 4:34 AM
Since this year is the 10th anniversary of the series, I wouldn't be surprised if EP3 turned out to be a nostalgia expansion where a lot of things we miss from TS1 and TS2 are added.

I wouldn't be surprised either. It would account for certain popular items having been held back. I think a lot of people would like this idea.

Jkwc
11th Mar 2010, 6:07 PM
TS4 ain't gonna be happening EA is gonna focus on TS3 then kill it off

ElizabethTerry
11th Mar 2010, 7:12 PM
Sure, we had Veronaville in TS2, but honestly, it wasn't that good. I'm not talking about a bunch of Shakespeare's characters thrown together in random relationships for no apparent reason other then to be there, no no.
I'm talking about
:alarm: << The Sims 3: Shakespearean Edition >> :alarm:


>> Be thrown into your favorite Shakespeare Play, ranging from Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet to Much Adoe to Nothing, Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night.

>> Follow and play the characters to the end...or not.

>> Change the story-line however you want, or erase the entire plot and start anew.

>> Watch your favorite acts play out before your eyes, like the Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet), The Royal Deaths (Hamlet) or any other scene to fill your heart's content.


@Jkwc
And how are you to know that? Do you work with EAxis? Know them personally? :rolleyes:

starrdrop67
13th Mar 2010, 2:04 AM
would like to see all the rabbitholes open up. having a choice as to weather you could go to school with the kids in your houshold or work with one of your adults. a family life ep. kids would have after school activites, like sports and karate or dance class,piano lessons ect, and parents would be able to attend recitales. there could also be things like special family outtings and vacations.......and of course weather.

qpldmff
21st Mar 2010, 6:23 PM
Nightlife was probably my favorite expansion for The Sims 2, and I've been waiting not so patiently for it to be remade. Yeah I know, sims have their own transportation again and can go out on the town, but the rabbit holes are disappointing. I want to be able to send my sims to clubs and restaurants and have full control of them while they're there.

I'd also love a University remake. I don't want my sims to lose their valuable young adult life stage to education though, so I'd hope for some age that only exists for college students, just like The Sims 2.

I never got Apartment Life, but I've played it at a friend's house and it's amazing. Four apartments per building is too few for a realistic urban setting though, and I'd hope that they'd allow more. There needs to be an EP that will make creating cities possible, with skyscrapers, crime, and clubs. Maybe a sort of two-in-one remake of both Nightlife and Apartment Life?

The "family life" expansion suggested in the post above me also sounds cool. I create teens much more often then children because there's just so much more than do, but a family life EP would make children so much more to play (creepy sounding in the least?).

Not really fitting into specific category, I really want hot tubs to reintroduced, as well as lots more musical instruments, and maybe singing as a skill. The addition of earthquakes in Ambitions might suggest more natural disasters. Tornados and hurricanes would be cool. Weather in general should be reintroduced, even though that horrible personal thermometer is so annoying.

Damian3395
6th Apr 2010, 3:01 AM
A upgraded version of the Sims 2 Open for Business.
New lots, building/buying objects, jobs, clothing, world, business types, and more
Reply to add ideas and everyday I will add them, once we can't think of anymore ideas, we will have to vote on things we want more than others, I will make separate topics for each category(Business Types/Changes/Lots/Jobs/Clothing/and such) to discuss how they will work.

First and most important, business types:
-Business(Start off)
-Private Business(Beginner)
-Growing Business(More Potential)
-Company(Millionaire)

Changes:
Multiple Lots
Budget Program
Price Change
Constant Updates

Lots:
Apartments
Business Categories
Skyscrapers

Jobs:
Work for other sims/and new community lots.

Clothing:
Levels of rich clothing
Business
exotic

Worlds:
New York

Objects/HomeImprovements:
At least 3 items in each category
Production Machinery

More:
Different types of phones
Business Deals with other Sims
International Business(WA=China/France/Egypt/NewYork)

MiniBurton
6th Apr 2010, 4:19 AM
I miss my pets :( That and if they do release pets for TS3 I hope they add more animals...like a penguin! I'd love to have a lil pengy. And being able to actualy SEE what happens inside the shool/workplace/store is a GREAT idea! The magic and superstar sound like fun. Steampunk/fantasy would be nice too. And upgraded versions of the vampire and werewolf would be nice too....so would seasons. imagine having a snowball fight! there's so many things they COULD do...but it doesn't mean they WILL do it :(

Sims2Storywriter
6th Apr 2010, 10:22 PM
Rabbit holes opened totally.

ericapoe
9th Apr 2010, 9:45 PM
they better have a freakin piano, and make a short pre-teen age that takes some days out of teen and child, or make an older teen age and make the regular one pre-teen, and make there be more ways to die than starvation and fire, i mean really they can climb out of the pool now and it's dumb that was my favorite way to kill. maybe make it so that you can control the sims in their cars just like in sim city 4 rush hour where you can snap on and off of the roads, now that would be cool! or have sim pet's + farm where you can raise livestock for money lol! yeah! wow that is what happens when you grow up in a house surrounded by trees corn and cows. also don't make it so graphically complicated that you have to have a bran new computer to run it. i have a year old laptop and it barely runs sims 3 although some of it probably has to do with space. oh! i have another idea!!! ok have sports and teams and games and practice, and for the people like me who aren't sporty make a variety of instruments that you can play, or like hobbies like sewing woodworking (like on the first sims) and another lab table! omg that would be cool!

nenerheste
12th Apr 2010, 2:56 PM
As a child I really loved making magic. So I would love to see that finally.

Pets would be nice but it would need to be better than the sims 2 version. Instead of calling the pet adoption agency you should have to go to the pet shop like in sims 1 with those cute little boxes. Also traits like: loves animals, hates animals, animal magnet and animal repeller would be a great deal of fun. I'm smirking enough just thinking of the depression the animal loving sim would feel as all dogs in the park avoided him, or the anger of an animal hating sim being bombarded by said dogs.

Superstar was good fun - if only for the cameos, my 12 year old self and my best friend spent many a fine sunny day locked in the study trying to achieve virtual fame :D. However I don't think it would be enough for one expansion pack on its own... maybe mixed with hot date?

Seasons! I've seen some wonderful pictures of the sims 3 sky - imagine how beautiful they would look covered in green grey hail clouds or flashes of lightning against the night sky!

That's all I can think of at the moment

SimChelsey
14th Apr 2010, 4:23 AM
I was hoping there would be more Sims 3 expansion packs. I was also thinking which would the next one be? Lets hope... Sims 3 Pets!! :anime:

What kind of pets would be in Sims 3 Pets, what knew stuff would you get?
Some ideas would be excellent!!
I mean, what if the guy/girl who makes the expansion packs reads this!!!What if they like the ideas!! :D

So ideas!!!!!!! :D
I :lovestruc Sims 3 and want them to be able to have pets!!

tim and dan
14th Apr 2010, 10:08 AM
Yeah!!! I thought this too. Dogs and cats obvo, but I was thinking....rats? hamsters? BUNNIES?

Daiquiri
16th Apr 2010, 11:03 PM
I will be a rebel and say that I don't want weather :P In Sims 2 I hated how the sims would constantly get too hot or too cold, god. I loved the gardening (I think it came with the Seasons, didn't it?), but we already have that. Also I think it might be a huge problem with the seamless neighborhood... I'm not sure how that would work. Don't miss weather, but totally miss Mr. Penguin :D

I'm hoping for pets, and wouldn't really want to see horses or sheep, I'll be perfectly happy with cats and dogs and a few smaller animals, a birdie and a lizard :) But I guess that wouldn't be enough for a separate expansion pack. I don't really like the idea of farm animals EP, it makes me think of slaughtering them for meat and all that. God, no. I never got Nightlife or University, so I can't really whinge about how I want those back ;) I also enjoyed magic EP form Sims 1. Oh, and naturally I have to say that I want my hot tub and a piano! Yeah! :rolleyes:

bluemoonKIT
17th Apr 2010, 4:14 AM
Previous threads on this subject (now closed due to sticky):

Sims 3: University (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352665)
Expansion idea: Do-It-Yourself (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352675)
What EP remakes do you want to see? (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352038)
Possible Vacation/BV remake? Do it right this time! (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352486)
Who would you like to make the TS3 Expansions? (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352653)
Expansion idea: Past-present-future (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352682)
Possible Expansion Foreshadowing. (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352448)
The Sims 3 "Downtown" (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350847)
A feature which should be in the new expansions (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=350966)

I have my own construction company and can appreciate the do-it yourself idea and the addition to the hood template is just like the sims 1 in the begining before they added making magic and i loved that feature. which i think inspired the idea to load new hoods in the sims 2 which i don't like so much now that i have 8796 downloads in my folder load time is like five to ten minutes and i play late at night and fall asleep and once woke to almost dead sims

so i think i enjoy the idea of a seamless vacation area but an additional loadable neighborhood i like the idea of flight time and it gives me a reason to get up and eat something.

I have not played the sims 3 yet and as much work as i have put into the sims 2 the one thing i WISH WANT OBSESS OVER is the idea of merging my sims 2 game into the sims3 like and overright patch that would simply move all the downtown and bluewater hoods to the first map like isms 1 add all the new features and remake all the sims skin towns and traits as if i added a replacement body mesh but i know that from what i read that will never happen. but it is so much fun to dream about. it is sad.

I play the sims so much i literally dream in 3d sim mod about new game situations and what my families are doing and going to do

AM I THE ONLY 1!!!!!!! LMAO it is ok if i am I have always been weird. :jest:

Aminaa
25th Apr 2010, 5:12 PM
The Sims 3: Higher Learning Combination of University and Free Time

-EP styles: Collegiate and Homebody: Geeky outfits & hairstyles, conservative outfits, disheveled & cheap-looking outfits, cheap & torn furniture (let’s face it, college is expensive), simple furniture, country furniture, country clothes & hair, comfortable-looking outfits & hair, comfy-looking furniture
-Majors: Most from University, Medicine, Culinary Arts, Journalism, Music, Fashion, Education
-New Careers: Fashion, Psychology (Stem from Medicine), Education, Law, Acting
-New skills: Computing, sewing, robot-making, pottery, candle & perfume making, soccer, basketball, swimming, badminton, herbal medicines, movie making
-Harder colleges: In University, college was nowhere near hard as it is IRL. Sims would have to pay every semester (tuition depending on school) in order to stay. Sims would also have to take an SAT-like test and pass it in order to get in.
-3 college choices: There’d be 3 university options: Sunrise Community College (take classes at community college rabbit hole in town), Soleil University (college town/area, regular priced), Sim State University (college town/area, expensive). SCC would require a C or higher but no SAT scores. SU would require a B or above, good SAT scores, and three references. SSU would require an A or above, great SAT scores, three references, and a part-time job. Any sim, teen & up, would be able to get in as long as they passed the SAT-like test and made good grades in HS. Teens would be able to get a jumpstart at their college career by taking classes at the community college. Also, sims could hold work full-time while at college
-Exams & Finals: Instead of everyone having to do a term paper at the end of each semester, it’d depend on your major. A Fashion major may have to sew 3 garments, a History major may have to write a report on a historic building, a Drama major may have to put on a Stellar performance
-Job requirements: Medical, Law, Business, Education, and Journalism, would require majors to advance. Being realistic, you wouldn’t make it far in the medical or law field without majors.
-Opportunities: Sims with degrees may be called to other towns to solve problems as special Opportunities. When they do, sims go off-screen for a few sim hours then return with reward. Graduated sims can also start at higher positions
-New foods: Snack machines, more junk food (to symbolize college life), more “family” foods (casseroles, turkey, ham, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled trout)
-New objects & interactions: Badminton set, basketball hoop, soccer goal, diving boards, new swimming options, small track field, cycling (as an activity) sewing machine, candle-making set, perfume-making set, robot assembly station, ‘Show Off Tailored Outfit’, book clubs, chemistry set, cars, car creation, Myshuno!, Don’t Wake the Llama, relax in sand, herbs, herb mixing station, bowling, more dances, more instruments, yoga, karate, meditation, camcorder, cameras, photography (can edit photos), rock climbing station, go-carts, ‘Serious Conversation’ from parents (all younger sims would get bored except No Sense of Humor and Workaholic sims), ‘The Talk’ from parents (teen sims would get embarrassed) blowup pools for toddlers, ‘Girl Talk’ and ‘Boy Talk’ for kids & teens, hang out, ice cream maker, ‘Dance with Toddler’ for child and up sims, musical chairs, ‘Observe Sim’ for toddlers (makes sense since babies & toddlers always like to stare and observe your actions), hula hoop, pool tables
-Child-to-Child: Hopscotch, Jump Rope, Hide & Seek, Monkey in the Middle, Duck Duck Goose, Simon Says, Leapfrog
-Toddler-to-Toddler: Steal Ice Cream, Eat Dirt, Play in Kiddie Pool

I think you should work by Sims3, you have great, great, great ideas, I LOVE THEM :D

starhenge3
26th Apr 2010, 9:14 PM
I would love to see an Alternative Lifestyles EP.
It should include ecovillages, communes and The Venus Project (http://www.thevenusproject.com/a-new-social-design/resource-based-economy) ideas.

Parents should be able to unschool (http://www.unschoolingamerica.com/) their children.

Also a Machinima EP complete with acting and posing for sims.

Lindley1230
6th May 2010, 2:21 PM
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, this is a very long topic, but it would be interesting to see a political expansion.

With the new TS3 focus on the whole neighbourhood, rather than the individual household, it would be appropriate to give the ability to players to modify things about their town such as taxation/services, the level of security, and even allow for radical different political ideologies such as fascism and communism.

I would love for my evil sim to be able to conquer the neighbourhood and oppress my other sims, and for my good sims to lead a revolution against him. I suspect that it would all be highly entertaining, especially to see how Maxis would develop family-friendly versions of violent revolutions.

Oh and also, I'd like to see permanent player achievements, like in Live and Steam. It could possibly unlock more interesting CAS options as rewards.

duchesswednesday
7th May 2010, 1:49 PM
I'd really like a magic expansion pack, but more like TS1 than TS2. The whole good/evil thing was sort of ridiculous, and now that they actually have good/evil traits in the game it'd be somewhat confusing. Also, I missed charms.

I think it'd be cool to have different classes of spells. For example, you can try and learn fire spells, and get better at those kinds of spells. Your skills at other spells would improve, too, but not as much. Different spells would be in more than one catagory- for example, you could maybe have a fire and transformaton spell to turn a normal kind of fruit into a flame fruit.
And then, once you've gotten higher levels in the magic skills, you could get new options in other skills. Like new recipies for cooking, with magical side effects. And the spell components could also be things we already have, like fishes and plants, in addition to new things you could add to your garden. You could also maybe use gems as spell components, and craft better wands and with different kinds of metals and jewels.

Kids could be able to cast little spells like in TS1, and toddlers could maybe read little magic books. It'd be kind of cool to send your kids to a magical academy, though I doubt it'd happen. Spells could also help your sims in different jobs- for example, an Emperor of Evil would have an advantage if he had dark spells, and a Master Thief could use invisability spells.

The new creature would of course be the witch, but it'd be cool to have spells that would make it easier to collect the different other kinds of creatures- for example, to turn your sim into a ghost or a mummy with a spell. I also loved the charm that could change your sims appearence- I think it was called beauty or beast- and it'd be cool if it was permanent, or at least able to have it for as long as you wanted but reversible.

Some other skills in the expansion could include a sewing skill, which would also have new effects if you were magical, like making an invisability cloak or a hat of disguise. I'd also like a jewelry making skill- all these metal bars and jewels are cluttering up my sims basement.

suzetter
7th May 2010, 5:58 PM
DuchessWednesday-- I like these ^^ideas a lot. The magic was done better in TS1 and the spells and charms were very fun and had a lot of applications. I would add the magic and dueling stages along with the magic vendors with their quests.

Ranissa
7th May 2010, 9:39 PM
I think it'd be cool to have different classes of spells. For example, you can try and learn fire spells, and get better at those kinds of spells. Your skills at other spells would improve, too, but not as much. Different spells would be in more than one catagory- for example, you could maybe have a fire and transformaton spell to turn a normal kind of fruit into a flame fruit.
And then, once you've gotten higher levels in the magic skills, you could get new options in other skills. Like new recipies for cooking, with magical side effects. And the spell components could also be things we already have, like fishes and plants, in addition to new things you could add to your garden. You could also maybe use gems as spell components, and craft better wands and with different kinds of metals and jewels.

*snip*

I'd also like a jewelry making skill- all these metal bars and jewels are cluttering up my sims basement.

The first part: no, thank you. I play WoW for that. Of course, I must point out I play the Sims as a "as true to RL" simulator as I can so I'm not much for the "extras" like mummies, ghosts, etc. Makin' Magic was really cute, don't get me wrong, but it was buggy as poop and unless I made an all-magical neighborhood, it just didn't work for my playstyle.

The second part, and the mention of the weaving skill, now that I would enjoy muchly. I think sometimes the scope of the game is foreshortened when it comes to hobbies and those two hobbies would rock.

Right now, just more...more will make me happy. Now that I've populated and control all of Sunset Valley with my people (or remolded the Townies into my idea of what they should be), I'm bumping up against the "but I already HAVE three Sims with that LTW/set of traits/hairtsyle/etc".

Nobody
11th May 2010, 1:50 PM
Yeah!!! I thought this too. Dogs and cats obvo, but I was thinking....rats? hamsters? BUNNIES?

Problem. Sims 3 is full of gardeners and gardens. Bunnies treat every garden as their own personal salad bar. No matter how cute bunnies are. As soon as you pick up gardening you're going to have to be a bunny enemy.

GrizBehr
11th May 2010, 3:44 PM
Yeah but think of the fun you'll have chasing the rabbits out of your garden...and maybe the gnomes would help keep them out

Neucleus
11th May 2010, 8:04 PM
So, I was looking through downloads and saw what I thought was a sleeping bag. On closer inspection, they were shorts. But, wouldn't it be cool to have sleeping bags? Sims who love the outdoors would get a kick of being able to sleep under the stars.

Nobody
12th May 2010, 10:09 AM
So, I was looking through downloads and saw what I thought was a sleeping bag. On closer inspection, they were shorts. But, wouldn't it be cool to have sleeping bags? Sims who love the outdoors would get a kick of being able to sleep under the stars.

Well as long as it's the right kind of sleeping bag. Extra coziness for loves outdoors and angler.

http://www.patchtogether.com/store/chumbuddy-192.html

NickelNicole12
12th May 2010, 9:26 PM
Well as long as it's the right kind of sleeping bag. Extra coziness for loves outdoors and angler.

http://www.patchtogether.com/store/chumbuddy-192.html

Very unique and warm and cozy looking!

simslover69
13th May 2010, 8:17 PM
i was thinking about something like sims 2 pets. a expansion where you can have alle sorts of animals. That could also be good instead of constantly people.

tim and dan
16th May 2010, 10:15 AM
With the hobby one, I think there should be clubs like there would be in real life, like scouts and stuff. A weekly thing you could commit to and stuff.

dimples73
19th May 2010, 11:47 PM
the carnival stuff from ts1
a sports theme pack - with sports bedrooms and sporty clothes for both genders and hockey team fabrics as well as baseball, basketball, football teams collage teams fabrics.
leg braces
wheel chairs that actully work
hearing aids
functioning skate boards
Child/teen/ toddler Ep- evertyhing to do with kids more intractions beteen kids and babies and kids and toddlers.-toddlers can sleep in normal beds.-homeschool option hats and clothes. a costume box where kids can dress up-Toddler-to-toddler interactions: Hugs Give Toy (gives any toy in toddler’s inventory to another toddler), babble, Playdates for toddlers and kids
-Child-to-toddler interactions: Seriously, kids can’t do anything with their younger siblings? Tease, tickle, talk, family kiss, nursery rhyme, give toy, give bottle -

Daydream option
-Child-to-Child interactions: Horseplay, Mary Mack, cops and robbers, footsies at the table,skip rope hopsotchride bikes with friends. toler bikes child or teen parent acn teach toddler how to ride option.
todlers able to sit at the table
more family interactions between all
being able to have more than -8 in the house
bring back the seasons i love them. also the gardening in the sims 1 and 2 was better
realistic theme rooms for kids thomas, deigo, carebears ect..
jobs for kids with relistic hours.
sims with Cerebral palsy
sims with downsyndrom

kids teens adults being able to lay on their backs on their bed/floor and toss a ball in the air
girl/boy scouts
A pets/animal EP. a cat or dog or even a iguana . They should add snakes, ants, spiders, birds, pigs. Add zoos, farms, aquariums; add pet shows, a pet park.

funcoining roller blades that sims actully slip on
party/holiday/celebration EP. Expand the party ideas, make weddings ,baby showers, graduation parties, block parties
realistic life like actully being able to play hockey on the ice or group basket ball group sports- like watching sims play hockey or group sports
realistic clothing for both genders hoodies, overalls, tracksuits,Brand names
funtioning bath towels like sims get out of tub dry hair face ect..
ping pong table
working mates and captain beds also workiing bunk beds ,Jr loft beds and loft beds.
kids toddlers being able to lay on the floor to play draw ect...
stuffed animals that can go on the beds.acully being able to sleep with them-kids and toddlers
sims can lay on their beds to do home work draw ect..

team USA / Team canada clothes

nymphadora87
20th May 2010, 9:19 PM
I would like to have a University expansion, but a reality-like one !

-There should be at least 3 campuses (one that's the cheapest and require basic grades, one that's higher, and another one that's very expansive and require outstanding grades to get in)

-Paying tuition should be every beginning of each semester.

-The courses must be divided for undergraduates and graduates. Sims might be able to change college for their graduate degree (if they can afford it)

-Acceptation of sims on a college should be based on their : high school grades, on a pre-selection test (that can be taken by anyone in order to get to collage), on paying the tuitions fee, and on some experience.

For example if you need to study in science, it helps if you have some experience in this field.

I also would like to add recommendations. Recommendations would help your sim get into college. For example, there would be a new option for high school students: "ask your teacher for a letter of recommendation" and the better grade you have, the more letters you get. It should be also possible to have recommendations other than from the school. But this would require social skills, and the relationship of one of your parents with this person. For example, if your sim's father work in the science field and have a good relationship with his boss, the father can invite his boss over and your sim can ask him for a recommendation letter (after sympathizing a little of course:p). Also another way to get a letter of recommendation, is after having some experience in your interested field, for example having worked as a part time job in the science lab, you can ask directly for a recommendation.

-Scholarship: To help cover the tuitions (or for the expansive college a little part of the tuition), the city hall offers some scholarships:
* For the poor: the current income of both parents is evaluated, the household value is also evaluated, both should be inferior to a certain amount to be able to have this scholarship.
* The outstanding grades: this should give a good scholarship.
* The sports scholarship: it also gives a good scholarship.

-So now that you have your money, grades and recommendations, you can apply to the three different colleges (or more if there are more than three). Once you're a young adult, you can apply once a year to every college and be aware of the date limits ! That why it's better to apply to all the colleges available to assure to get at least a positive response into one.
Once you get your positive responses, you choose the college that attracts you the most and get ready for your college experience !

- As a freshman, you can either decide to stay in a residency or rent your own house.
* Residency : different buildings available, with different fees. You can choose the one you like depending on your money.
* rent : You can either choose to live alone or with roommates. There would be a list of people that are looking for roommates you can choose from. (Here it should be better to choose the person you know the most, to be able to get along with him/her. Choosing someone that you ignore their traits might create a lot of living problems. That's why it's better not to start renting a house as a freshman because it's likely that you don't know a lot of people).

-Courses: There are different courses given on the campus and you can choose the one you like, but it's better to apply early. If you want to change a course in the middle of the semester, you may not find places available. But there's maybe a possibility you can find a spot in the evening classes.

*Evening Classes: every course is available in a day AND a night class. When starting your semester , you choose which one you want, but you can't have both (for example go to the evening class just because you missed the morning one, you can't do that). Evening classes are great for the students who work a full time job, or the ones that spend their day sleeping :D

*When applying for a major, there are certain courses that are needed to be taken, and you have to complete them no matter how many years you stay in college. But if you want to expend your knowledge and add more skills and competence, you can take other courses that aren't required. For example, if you're studying literature, for whatever your major is, and if you add photography courses you might be eligible for a paparazzi job in the journalism career.

*Example of courses: For example, for the medical career, the courses required are :

=>undergraduates (4 years):
Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, histology, history of medicine, genetics, basic medicine

=>graduates :
-year 1&2 :cardiology, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, immunology, orthopedics, general medicine
-year 3&4 : advanced medicine, surgery, and 50 hours of hospital experience.

* So undergraduate length is 4 years, but this can vary a lot. A genius geek that doesn't waste any time might complete his courses in two years. A sim that is more interested in campus life more than courses might complete all his required courses in more than 4 years. So it depends on the sim, his commitment to work, and on the number of courses of course (as you can see, for medical undergraduates it's a lot).
Graduate length varies depending on the major, and also on how your sim is committed to his studies.

*So it's all about your sim, he/she is the one to choose from the list of courses, unlike the sims 2 where you only choose your major. Here, as an undergraduate, if you have 10 required courses over a period of 4 years you can pick each semester which are the ones you take. And it only depends on you and your capacity. You can take as much or as few as you can. But remember, each semester is payable (and the payment doesn't depend on the number of courses), so if you don't have a lot of money, you better don't take too much time!
When you're a graduate in medicine as in the example, and you have 7 courses for year 1&2 and three courses for year 3&4 you can't take them all together. You have to finish the first 7 ones and then in the next semester you can take the 3 others.


-More information about the courses :
Each course progression is quoted from 0 to 100%. Note that you don't need 100% to complete a course. 50% is required to pass in a community college. 60% for a better one, and 70% for the best one.

-Why having good grades?
*The more great your grades are when you complete your degree, the more money you get at work. For two sims with the same degree, having the same job, the one with the better grades have the higher pay. And when both get promoted, the difference in the payment is still there.
This applies also for the difference between colleges.. A degree from a community college doesn't get you the same pay as a degree from a well known and respectable university. And that's why the tuition in the best university is high, because it ensures you the best pay after you get your degree.

*When you're planning on changing the college to go to a better one to study as a graduate, the better marks you have the more chance you can get in.

*Graduate schools offer valuable scholarships (far better than the ones offered by the city hall for undergraduates)
and to ensure you have a scholarship you need to have excellent grades.

*Even if you get accepted in the graduate school and have your scholarship, the next semester you can apply for a new scholarship, but on the condition that your grades are still outstanding. For example the best university would require 95% in each course to cover your full tuition for the semester (it means that if you have 3 courses, you have to get at least 95%, 95% and 95% to be able to have the scholarship). Another university (less expensive) would require 80% in all your grades together to cover you tuition (it means that if you have 3 courses with grades of 70%, 80% and 90%, they all make an 80% so you can have the scholarship).


-How to complete a course?
*A lot of things might increase this percentage. Of course there is attending the class, which probably is the best way. But unlike sims 2, attending a class alone isn't that sufficient..

*Along with each course there's a book, that can be found in the library or bought from a book shop. But again, reading the book alone doesn't help.

*Attending all classes in time, and in the right mood should give you 35%. Reading the hole book adds 25%.
How to finish the others? research, and dissertations.

=> I want research to be exciting and not just about opening a book and read. When you do research, you can ask your teacher for informations, talk with another student, explore the nature for example a science major to collect stuff and then study them at the lab, for the surgery course (medical major) they can work on corpses, for the histology course they can study cells in the lab, etc. Research should be exciting, and sims can work together while researching so it's good for their social life.

=> Dissertations: If a professor asks you to make a dissertation it should be obligatory. He will give a number of days to right a dissertation, and if you don't get it on time your grades will suffer (not doing a dissertation might take off till 10% of your course progression, which is why it is important to do it). Asking someone else to do it for you is possible but will not make your grades progress... It won't let them fall too, so basically it won't change anything, just prevents you from regressing in your grades when you don't want to do them. But if you do them yourself, a each dissertation may add you from 2 to 10%. And this depends on how much you researched for the dissertation, on you mood while writing it, and a little on your writing skill.. If you don't do any research, have no writing skill, and are in a very bad mood, the dissertation will only add you 2%, and it won't take too much time to write. As for writing skills, you won't need too much to be able to write a perfect dissertation. And you'll notice that the more you write dissertations through your college life, the more your writing skill will improve.

Okay now that we know enough about studies let's move on the real college life:

-Sororities:

*When you start your freshman year you are presented to different sororities. When you decide to join one of them you spend your hole freshman year as a pledge. A pledge has to do every single and stupid thing your brothers/sisters asks you to do. There should be a progression percentage too. And by the end of the year if you have been a good pledge (have a good percentage) you become an active and you get to live in the house, without paying any rent :)

*To increase the progression percentage you need to effectuate the tasks that your bro/sis want, do stuff for the sorority, for example buying a new big screen TV would help a lot your popularity between your brothers/sisters. Special skills should also help, if you're a tattooer or a stylist, they should love you ! Also stealing a big trophy from a enemy-sorority might help a lot the progression !

*Advantage of the sororities:

Except from making excellent parties, being in a sorority will help your notoriety a lot and give you connections with influential people that will help you in your life after college, or even in college. It might even get you to a better graduate university, even if you don't have outstanding grades.

When you're in a sorority everyone would want to go out with you :D

When you become an active you move into your sorority house and you can order pledges to do everything that you hate to do.. :)

There should be activities between different sororities, and a competition once a year to determine which is number one sorority on campus :)

-secret society: a secret society must be present in the most expensive college, and it's the one contacting the potential members. Being in a secret society must gives you extreme advantages: let you establish contact with extreme powerful people, perfect grades, a lot of money, and a golden job at the end of your college experience.



*Parties:
Parties should really be more explored and developed. For starters, there should be themes for parties, and A LOT of alcohol so that can college party sims be a little close to reality.

When a young adult drinks too much at a party, he/she will not require knowing a lot a person before woohooing. Come on it's college! It's not because they want to sell the game to kids that they should make college life boring..

They should also introduce the notion of woohoo-protection in the game. If they want to learn to kids and teens good manners they should learn them about safe-woohoo. I'm not asking for adding diseases here (even though the game would be much more realistic) but I ask for at least adding pregnancy for the sims who don't use protection. And a pregnant young adult sim would have a difficult time in keeping her grades, and she might probably leave collage. This should be a very important message to teens, because so far in game, when you don't choose the "try for a baby" option you're problem-free, which is not the case in real life. Back to drinking, two drunken sims have less chance into thinking and having safe-woohoo, so the sim-girl has more chance to get pregnant.

*Voyages: Students should be able to travel to another country for much less money than normal people, because it's organized through college. They can travel alone or in groups. Traveling might enrich their studies, especially their research (if they don't spend all the holiday at the hotel of course) The days spend visiting the foreign country will be counted as days of their campus life. It means if a sim leaves for 5 days to egypt, he/she will miss 5 days of classes. Unless he/she leaves on a holiday vacation.

*Holidays: As the college life is already long, I don't think there should be too much holidays.
=>2 days between the first and 2nd semester
=>6 days after the end of the year. A sim might choose to stay in campus (which he/she will pay extra money for the living expenses) or can choose to go home, or to a trip with a friend.

I know it's a long post and sorry for that, but I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

NickelNicole12
20th May 2010, 9:46 PM
For the university expansion above it could be sort of like getting into a private school in sims 2 for recommendations. You would tour the house, serve dinner and socialize with the dean. It would be easy to make because it was already done in sims 2 :)

Robodl95
20th May 2010, 9:46 PM
I don't really want a UNI expansion for TS3 I don't think it would fit well into the gameplay scheme
Reasons it wouldn't work in TS3
- It would ruin the seamless hood unless you put it in the home world, but it would take up lots of space and would ruin the "campus" feel of it

Reasons I don't really want it
- They just did it for TS2 and I think there are better EPs that should be remade first such as Seasons and Pets (Well Pets was a boring EP but animals are an important element of the game imo)
- In TS2 Uni took too long and I found I that I rarely used it anyway

LoonehWannabe
20th May 2010, 11:08 PM
Sci-Fi
Farm Life
Fashon Stuff Pack (Just Fashon, more than H&M had)
Furniture SP (for all ages)
Makin Magic <3> (the <> is a plumbob)
Plays (for actual Sims to watch)
A neighborhood EP w/ new hoods and templates)
I'll think of some more...

dimples73
20th May 2010, 11:49 PM
yeah make the sims real life i like alot of the sim 1 stuff they should alow the children to have more options like i said before.
mabey they could have an expansion pack that has alot of the stuff menchioned here
No effence to anyone but minus the makin majic or witches vampires, warewolfs. they should take all the old sims 2 and 1 furniure and put them in the new expansion pack. they should also do a pole to see what we the people want to see in the sims 3.
like it has said by me and others have pets but be able to have farms with dairy cows, pigs, dogs cats parrots, horses and riding schools pigs , chicken that lay eggs and the sims be able to sell them.grow corn and sell it.stuff like that oh yeah and have farrets and the sims be able to walk dogs, cats and ferrets on leashes or even own a potbelly pig

LoonehWannabe
21st May 2010, 12:31 AM
I've got it. The LLAMA THEMED PACK!!!!! A pet llama, all types of llama furniture for all ages (even kitchen and bath stuff and nursery) A new Llama themed neighborhood, some Llama clothes and patterns, A Llama farm for enjoyment, and so much more Llama stuff! I bet you can tell I <3 Llamas!

dimples73
21st May 2010, 6:16 AM
yeah the lama theme pack also with the lama theme pack add kids stuff and a sports pack and a pets one with all the stuff about pets. that theme pack would so rock.

Dwarf666
25th May 2010, 6:10 PM
Hi everybody,

As you know this year is a special year for somebody here... ^^.
Yeah, if I have good memories, that year we celebrate an anniversary... :D.
The sims aniversary of course... They celebrate their tenth year... ;).

Reading this tread, and having a look on this forum... Seeing a lot of talent and ideas... admirating the medieval challenge and some core mods distribution...
A dream, a bloody hell idea grew in me this morning... ^^.
Why won't we do a special shared thing for this event ?

A MTS community ADD-ON... 8).

I'll explain my mind.
Last night I saw the desecrate weapon's mod, I noticed the brilliant work of Nras on the careers and the dexer bear mod (I think)...
I was thinking; "Waahhhooo, if one of them has the idea to contact the others to do team work including all the elements of 3 mods in 1, it will be great and Very funny to play"
Now imaginate that potential new mod mixed with another one which put in one all the content and core mods of the sexy2sims community (in a similar way)
With have sex in bed, under shower on a rug... Add with that a get drunk (and drugged... Why not?) mod... And you obtain mix between Californication, Mafia the game and GTA in terms of gameplay... New have just implant some objectives where finality is to eliminate a opponent faction who has the control of the business (killing the sbires of the other boss, Ruining him pontentially... Can be the unique or all posible way to achieve it)...

Now, we can imaginate too a tps gameplay as show the zoom in desecrate's mod

As the sims is on a map (neighbourhood) based, we can imaginate a strategic gameplay focused on the medieval period... Etc, etc, etc.

And why not thinking about a step by step (whitout a defined order) immertion, where the player win little by little new abilities for a bonus world where he could do all he wants... ;).

As you can see, all my writting here is founded on already exitent stuff here or core mods running on The sims 2...

It just misses a collective will to make it true... ;).

aGOLDENbox
26th May 2010, 2:45 PM
I really like the idea of an education expansion pack like University but not just for teens or adults but for younger people too. I would really love if the private school was brought back for children and teens and we can follow, like we do with the new Ambitions pack, our sim youngsters to school.

For teens I do think they should have the option to go to college and I think the seamless world in The Sims 3 makes it perfect because honestly I liked playing University in The Sims 2 but I hated switching back and forth. A community college rabbit hole should be made too to educate lower income sims or sims who don't want to go away from home but gain skills.

tjstreak
26th May 2010, 7:35 PM
We need an entire Fun Stuff ep. Something to bring back a lot of the fun stuff from Sims 2. Better parties, nightclubs, beach parties, fun around town. In Sims 3, our sims just work, work, work. It's great for those puritainical sims with a strong protestant work ethic, but what about sims who just want to have fun?

Something that would fix the parties in the Sims (funerals are really funerals, weddings really weddings, bachelor parties have strippers jumping out of cakes), a date mod (notice you can't take a date to see a movie? Have the guys at EA ever been on a date?)

A beach mod should have swimming, suntanning, surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, skidoing, water polo, and beach volleyball. (What good is a boat if you don't have a skiier behind it? I guess you could always do deep sea fishing?)

And maybe add a ski resort with skiing, snow boarding and ice skating. Add a few advanced/olympic style changes like ski jumping, moguls, half pipes and the like.

Towns should have rollerskating and rollerblading. And even a rollerblade park with half pipes and the like. A paintball park would provide an advanced version of tag. And don't forget the bowling alleys and skating rinks!

At a real movie theater, one could click on the screen to "watch movie" or "watch movie with." While watching a movie, one could click in their date to " put arm around," "put hand on leg," "kiss," "makout." This would be really funny with teen sims as they struggle to figure all this out.

Having good night clubs would help. Nightclubs with disco booths, pool tables. Increase the dancing skill from a maximum to 3 to a maximum of 10 (right now it is a hidden skill). Create a dancing career, but not as a ballerina, but as someone who enters dance contests at nightclubs. Have dance contests at the night club -- let them dance with the stars on TV. And allow sims to meet, dance with, take home and immediately woohoo with sims they meet at the nightclub!

New towns could include a ski resort and a return to Twiki Island with real hotels and restauants. The island resort could have a fish shack to eat at, and the ski resort a Fondue restaurant. I really nice tropical hotel would be an underwater hotel, where you scuba dive to the hotel and stay underwater. Golfer sims could play their 18 holes and ride around on golf carts while wearing silly golf clothes.

Another travel destination could be a Sims version of Disneyworld or Universal Studios, complete with rides. Build your own rollercoaster, ride on the ferris while or merry go round, take a dark ride through the spook house, eat lots of candy and popcorn, then barf it all up!

Yet another travel destination might be Sim Vegas, complete with casinos, one armed bandits, poker tables, roulette, craps, blackjack, dancing girls and Elvis impersonators.

At home, Sims should be able to play boardgames other than chess, and should be allowed to cheat. In fact, cheating could be a whole new skill which might make them money at Sim Vegas. Elderly sims could play bridge or shuffleboard.

World Adventures was great. Ambitions looks like it will be great to. But they are all about work, work, work. The guys at EA may be workaholics, but that does not mean our sims need to be, too.

Our sims need to have more fun things to do!

LiekOMGEEZE
28th May 2010, 2:47 AM
Well, I'm not very good at "foruming" but i have great ideas. So, here they are.

I'de like to see an expansion pack that has, you guessed it, MAGIC! Now i know there is a mod, and thank whoever did that, genius, but, i would love to see what the EA people have to do about this. Now I think it was Maxis who created: The Sims: Makin' Magic, but I'm pretty sure EA and Maxis are two different things, is anyone else hoping for a get together? Along with magic, and a magic world, i wanna see a catchy title!
Title Ideas:
The Sims 3: Magic(pssh...)
The Sims 3: World of Magic

and thats all i have so far, if you have any title ideas, not that they're going to get anywhere, but tell me anyways

Now I have TONS of ideas for magic, and for now, I'll share my three main ones:
1. School
A school of magic(something like Hogwarts, THANKS J.K. ROWLING!!!) The school of magic works the same way any other school works, maybe wizardry can be placed in the character through a trait, or a percent (like: 60% of children will be likely to be a Wizard or Witch). The school could have classes such as:
Potions
Wizards of Our Time(Wizard History)
Spells Class
Exotic Things of the Wizard World (;D....jk)
and
Flight Class

2.BRING BACK THE DRAGONS!!
Now when i was playing makin magic, i was happy as could be when i heard you could have dragons. But of course, being only 9, that task was impossible...fail. But, i mean, if they bring back the dragons, WHO WOULDN'T WANNA SEE THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE GET DESTROYED!! The floor would get a nice burnt touch to it, the walls would look gross, the air would smell like burnt wood(a smell I love!). And ultimately, they would just make great pets

:alarm: This paragraph is still under thinking!! :alarm:
3. A Whole Wizard Universe
This one is still under thinking, but that doesn't mean i haven't thought about it a little! Well maybe there could be a whole Wizard and Witch village! And like I said, A school!!!
:alarm: This paragraph is still under thinking!! :alarm:

Well thanks for reading everything, tell me if you read all of it, cause if you did, I LOVE YOU and you're pretty cool too!

Well thanks for reading everything, tell me if you read all of it, cause if you did, I LOVE YOU and you're pretty cool too!
3. A Whole Wizard Universe
This one is still under thinking, but that doesn't mean i haven't thought about it a little! Well maybe there could be a whole Wizard and Witch village! And like I said, A school!!!
This paragraph is still under thinking!!

Well thanks for reading everything, tell me if you read all of it, cause if you did, I LOVE YOU and you're pretty cool too!

murfee
28th May 2010, 6:18 PM
Yes lord jesus, Makin Magic 3 would make me go out & buy the ep AND a brand new computer so i could play & download to my heart's content. dungeons & dragons better watch out! XP complete with pet dragons & unicorns, magic skills, faeries that mug you and magic mushrooms that do...stuff. flying carriages instead of cars, and instead of hired help u get servants, pages, squires, knight errants, rougue heroes & other mercenaries to help you. instead of the supermarket u get a marketplace/bazaar full of mysterious exotic sundries like tickle powder that makes your fun/happy moodlets fly off the charts, love philtres that increase chances of immediate woohoo by 75%, wands and swords that allow you to kill off sims u can't stand, faery dust that allows you to fly from place to place instead of teleport, a guillotine and stocks in the village square for ambiance, ogres in the mountains that come out at night and chase ur sims all around the mountain park & make them wig out and call up mobs armed with torches and pitchforks, moat and bailey castles, farms, vineyards, chapels complete with creepy monks who chant all day--go to them to learn how to sing, or go to the silly minstrels in their harelquin colors standing at every street corner--instead of homeless guitarists *pant pant pant!*

juansfalcin
28th May 2010, 6:41 PM
Magic EP:

A new Port neighborhood, not a sub-neighborhood, would have at its center: circus, fortune tellers, amusement parks with roller coasters, horror houses, and a new career: Circus.

At the sea, there would be mermaids, fishermen, pirates...

Around the city center, a large forest, with the most supernatural of EP: good magic, fairies and elves.

At the edges of town, a swamp, with haunted houses, evil witches, crows flying, etc..

(Yea, kinda like Magic Town from TS1)

Kikket
29th May 2010, 6:53 PM
The EP's do seem to be set to a bit more of a storyline lately. That said, I would love to see an EP based off of one of the greatest novels of all time: Alice in Wonderland. Some of the ideas include:

1. Ability to unlock a new "Chesim Cat" ability- instead of appearing as a full figured sim, your sim appears on screen only as a floating smile of teeth.

2. An actual, livable house made of gigantic playing cards.

3. The ability to have unique pets (a.k.a. the "White Rabbit") speak in Simlish to sims.

4. An ability for Sims to enter houses through fireplace chimneys.

5. The use of mirrors as "portals"- although this is more from Through the Looking Glass, Alice in Wonderland's sequel.

Eso_builder
1st Jun 2010, 12:39 PM
The second The Sims 3 Expansion is out. ;)

What do you think the 3rd Expansion Pack or the 2nd Stuff Pack will look like? :cool:

Eso_builder
1st Jun 2010, 12:46 PM
There's already a thread very similar to this: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352890
Personally, I would like to see an EP that would involve SEASONS! I was gutted when they left it out of the base game. :(


Yes,incuding some seasonal sports like skiing (winter) surfing (autom,spring) etc. :D

Kikket
1st Jun 2010, 12:59 PM
There are a ton of EP's that people would love to see return: Making Magic from TS1, Seasons, Pets, University, Freetime and Open For Business (although part of that was technically included in Ambitions) from TS2, and a ton of items.

As far as the next Stuff pack goes, it's rumored to be called the Fast Lane stuff pack. As far as the next EP goes, I'd like to see something that brings brand new content to the Sims line. Maybe a mini-adventures pack, where our Sims can head to the zoo, go to an amusement park, a functioning theater where they can watch other Sims put on a show, and maybe one really far out mini-adventure (something like Alice in Wonderland, for example).

Waann
1st Jun 2010, 1:06 PM
Apparently EA has bought some Middle-Age-related domain names:

simsmedieval.com
simsmedieval.net
thesimsmedieval.com
thesimsmedieval.net
thesimsgetmedieval.com
thesimsgetmedieval.net



So... it might well be the next expansion pack. Which makes me wonder if EA has been keeping an eye on their community :blink:

Then again, it may just be a stuff pack.

Eso_builder
1st Jun 2010, 1:19 PM
UNIVERSITY= :cool:

I would like to see this EP back.With new features like see sims while in class,take place in school turnaments(sports) school contest (for inventing,writting,painting,sculptuing,guitar,gardening,etc.)school elections,performances once per semester,traveling to the world to complete an assingment(asingment for pyramids,food in asia,wine makers etc.) and many more!

It would be great!

schitzwa
1st Jun 2010, 1:34 PM
I would like to see seasons and pets. Weather is a must and I miss the annoyance of pets.

tjstreak
1st Jun 2010, 4:51 PM
Apparently EA has bought some Middle-Age-related domain names:

simsmedieval.com
simsmedieval.net
thesimsmedieval.com
thesimsmedieval.net
thesimsgetmedieval.com
thesimsgetmedieval.net



So... it might well be the next expansion pack. Which makes me wonder if EA has been keeping an eye on their community :blink:

Then again, it may just be a stuff pack.

Or it could be a whole new game.

However, I suspect that EA put a time machine in Ambitions for a reason. Plus look at all the medieval and fantasy items in the EA store. Most of that stuff is not particularly usable in your standard Sims game -- outside of SCA events, people don't tend to run around in medieval garb in modern Southern California.

The base communities are not too useful for time travel. After all, there was no medieval United States. However, a medieval, Roman, or even prehistoric Champs Les Sims are definite possibilities. In fact, it might be interesting having the same neighborhood in three or more eras. (Obvious choices for Champs LeSims: Prehistoric (Lescaux), Celtic, Roman, Medeival, Renaissance, Revolutionary).

Aladhruin
6th Jun 2010, 12:58 AM
great ideas!!! do you guys know what else would be awesome? some MORE reality, like, being hospitalized, mugged, even kidnapped, like, REAL crime, obviously in some softened, EA-ed version... being punished for stuff you do, having to go to jail... when you kill your Sims, for example. i 'd love to get messages in the top right corner saying my Sim had an accident at work and I wouldn't see him for a couple of days. this sort of thing.

BrianChambers
6th Jun 2010, 1:38 AM
Go be a criminal and that'll happen... well it'll be a few hours but still same thing.

Ive
6th Jun 2010, 2:09 AM
To be honest I'm not very keen on magic or medieval stuff. I loved Making Magic in TS1 but the way I play the sims now is as close to reality as possible. Only if it was so that you could play in actual 1800 or whatever instead of having a neighbourhood of mixed modern people and old fashioned ones. Some medieval sim has a wish to buy a video game, yea nice. it could be real fun, like "set the year of this neighbourhood" then it would work.

I would really love to see University come back. Loads of really good suggestions here about how it could play out :rofl: Also miss that the children were able to go to private schools so that's something that could be included in that! It should just be a general education expansion where you can have more options also about what kids/teenagers do in school. Maybe more options to take on extra curriculum to increase chances of getting into uni. Would also be cool if schools was not a rabbit hole!

Pets would be great. But I would want more animals like horses, chickens and cows. Like a farm expansion so that the sims could be farmers and live on doing that.

Free time is also something I would really like to see. Scouts (like mentioned in this thread before me), football/soccer practice, classes of different activities like the ones included in Ambitions (sculpting, inventing etc) or new ones like movie making and cooking. Since there are already some "classes" to take it would be cool if instead of being in a rabbit hole they where in a building (a school during after school hours?) so that you could maybe interact with other sims about stuff like "talk about course" or something like that.

Season is the expansion I want the most. The weather + more in depth gardening like instead of just the watering and weeding you could have other animations like using a wheelbarrow to transport dirt to the bin, set up machines or greenhouses where you can install items that fertilize or have a heat panel that's needed for specific flowers. Things like that! But I doubt they would make a new seasons. The gardening might be included in another expansion but seeing as just now some people are struggling to run TS3 on their pcs, seasons would make it way worse and would exclude a lot of people from playing.

I don't think we will see that many items return from TS1/2 unless they are directly linked to an action that the sims perform in whatever the next expansion is. You know.. that's what the store is for :rolleyes: I would love to have the IKEA or H&M items again but that would most likely be released as a pack you can buy for points.

Robodl95
6th Jun 2010, 2:15 AM
For the next EP I have a suspicion for Pets, Pets is a definite staple of the sims franchise and it's always one of the most popular EPs so I see it definitely coming and in the past it has always been the 3rd or 4th EP, I really didn't like Pets much in TS2 but I think we really need them in TS3, I can see a lot of things being improved (better looking animals, pet traits, recolorable fur, better facial sculpting, etc.) And imagine what modders will be able to do with custom pet sliders! Basically any 4 legged animal will be possible with custom sliders

Seasons will come but I think it'll be like the 6th EP or so, keep us waiting

Kindergoat54
6th Jun 2010, 2:24 AM
I think that pets will probably be in a future expansion, it was a very popular expansion for TS2 and almost everyone loved it. I'd like to see it, I enjoyed pets in TS2.

I hope they bring back seasons. I loved seasons, it was my favorite TS2 expansion. I think with the pretty graphics in TS3 it could be quite impressive.

I'd like to see home businesses come back. Many of my sims are hermits and this would be perfect for them. You can have a limited home business in Ambitions, but it isn't as fleshed out as it should be. I'd like to have something along the lines of OFB.

I have a few ideas for things I haven't seen yet. I think a carnival would be kind of cool and some special events like bands in the park. An expanded music themed pack would be nice (more instruments, rocker type clothes, garage band type stuff). I'd love to see something like a creator pack so people who have no clue (like me) could try and make things for the game.

I'm looking forward to the new expansions, Ambitions is brilliant and I hope it is a sign of things to come.

babaji_mendez
7th Jun 2010, 6:21 PM
I'd love to see shops return, rabbit-holes are starting to get a little annoying. There was some kind of strange satisfaction in sims 2 of being able to design a supermarket, and other shops to buy books, clothes and other stuff. :bunny:

acid_fairy
7th Jun 2010, 6:50 PM
I'd be happy with anything, so long as it's not a Farming EP. The simmers over at the official forums seem to love this idea. WHY? Is it because they like Farmville? (Which the mere thought of makes me feel ill. I have tried it time and time again yet I still do not 'get' it.)

I've always loved the idea of a history based EP as I don't like downloading CC objects so that would be cool with me. The whole medieval websites being registered excites me, LOTS.

Remember how in SimCity 3000 you could set the starting era for your city? If you could do that in neighbourhoods, and the sims in each hood had wants, wishes, furniture, clothes, chores and jobs related to that era well that would be mother freaking awesome. And the neighbourhood would slowly progress to the modern era and beyond with each successive generation.

University could be implemented well I think.

They definitely need to bring a Nightlife style EP out, which I am certain they will.

Weather, apartments and BETTER vampires all needed to be added too.

HystericalParoxysm
7th Jun 2010, 6:52 PM
I imagine the medieval sites were for a stuff pack rather than a whole EP. And will probably be about as historically accurate as the "Victorian" stuff up on the Store a while back.

LoonehWannabe
7th Jun 2010, 6:56 PM
An Epic Cheesecake EP. Can't have enough cheesecake....

acid_fairy
7th Jun 2010, 6:59 PM
I imagine the medieval sites were for a stuff pack rather than a whole EP. And will probably be about as historically accurate as the "Victorian" stuff up on the Store a while back.

I have a feeling it will be a new game. Something like MySims.

Kindergoat54
7th Jun 2010, 7:00 PM
Oh God no, not My Sims.

Ive
8th Jun 2010, 8:14 AM
On top of what I wrote earlier I would also like to see shops, nightclubs, restaurants and apartments again. I'm sure they will introduce it at one point, if not in an expansion of their own. Would be so nice to make shops that are not big blocks of random item that you have to place at huge lots. Also apartments would really work with the open neighbourhood so.

And no, I don't want a farm expansion because I like farmville. That "game" looks bad.

Kindergoat54
8th Jun 2010, 1:24 PM
I'd like nightclubs like the ones we had in Nightlife (TS2). They were great places to make new friends.

caspergrl04
9th Jun 2010, 8:12 PM
- A pets/animal EP. I like the aspect of having a cat or dog or even a snake around the house. TS2's pet expansion pack was BORING. You couldn't even do much with your pets not to mention, they were limited on the kind of pets you have. They should add snakes, ants, spiders, birds, pigs. Add zoos, farms, aquariums; add pet shows, a pet park.
.

And horses! (sell, trade, bet on, ride, raise)

Celebriton
12th Jun 2010, 6:53 PM
This is just my speculation. I saw some signs:

Using cheat code on Fog Machine in Ambitions, you can create rain and snow. It means the code to make ingame rain and snow is ready.
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/212846.page

TS3 for Wii screenshot,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simprograms/4687399863/
I'm jealous with the screenshot!!! Why our sims in PC can't do the same thing!? This is unfair. >:(


Based on 2 information above, my conclusion is.......may be the next EP is about Weather. Bigger than TS2 Seasons. I have a big hope for doing ski in the winter and ski water in the summer like the Wii screenshot above. I can't wait to know what kind of moodlet our sims will get and a lot of outdoor activities and sports. This will be fun! :D

What do you think?

lilliandulcia
12th Jun 2010, 7:03 PM
I don't think that the thing from the wii game indicates anything for the actual Sims 3 (though it would be nice). If the next EP doesn't contain weather then it'll come at least in the future because of the rain and snow. I never got TS2 Seasons but I'm looking forward to weather in TS3. :)

LoonehWannabe
12th Jun 2010, 7:09 PM
ugggh... seasons wasnt worth my $15, let alone forty dollars. that ep was the most annoying ever! :Pint:

Ive
12th Jun 2010, 7:39 PM
This is just my speculation. I saw some signs:

Using cheat code on Fog Machine in Ambitions, you can create rain and snow. It means the code to make ingame rain and snow is ready.
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/212846.page

TS3 for Wii screenshot,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simprograms/4687399863/
I'm jealous with the screenshot!!! Why our sims in PC can't do the same thing!? This is unfair. >:(


Based on 2 information above, my conclusion is.......may be the next EP is about Weather. Bigger than TS2 Seasons. I have a big hope for doing ski in the winter and ski water in the summer like the Wii screenshot above. I can't wait to know what kind of moodlet our sims will get and a lot of outdoor activities and sports. This will be fun! :D

What do you think?

Wow that is great. So the effect is already in game then! I'm not too sure about the Wii thing but I do think this indicates that weather will be included or be the next expansion!

(Now crossing fingers that they will improve gardening! Sick of making "fake" greenhouses)

ReddFoxx
13th Jun 2010, 1:03 AM
lol @ EA rippped off 2 ideas straight out of the original post to make the first 2 EP's for TS3

ReddFoxx
13th Jun 2010, 1:13 AM
lord no i dont want to see another university EP. that was cool, but thats old now. EA shouldnt directly copy any ideas of old EPs and expect me to buy them.

ambitions is different than open for business much the way wold adventures is different than vacation/bon voyage

Celebriton
13th Jun 2010, 6:39 AM
Wow that is great. So the effect is already in game then! I'm not too sure about the Wii thing but I do think this indicates that weather will be included or be the next expansion!

(Now crossing fingers that they will improve gardening! Sick of making "fake" greenhouses)

I don't think that the thing from the wii game indicates anything for the actual Sims 3 (though it would be nice). If the next EP doesn't contain weather then it'll come at least in the future because of the rain and snow. I never got TS2 Seasons but I'm looking forward to weather in TS3. :)

Probably EA will include beach, hottub and new function to swimming pool. I'm looking forward for the water/snow ski thing, if Wii can have this feature, why not for PC! I do have this desire since TS2 introduce weather in the game to do huge outdoor activities like ski, soccer field, etc.........even Boat too. Very related to weather.

If TS3 in Wii can bring The Sims series to this high level of open world freedom, to make water ski possible. I don't see any problem implemented in PC since PC is always the main base in The Sims series......EA can borrow some codes from TS3 in Wii......They should, because this is too awesome! :D


ugggh... seasons wasnt worth my $15, let alone forty dollars. that ep was the most annoying ever! :Pint:

Seasons is one of my favorite in TS2........actually I love all the EPs, except Universities and Nightlife.

I dislike TS2 Nightlife because of long loading screen and to make the companion stick together is hard because there's always someone in the group who want to take a pee, hunger, sleepy, etc. It's spoiled the fun. But since TS3 is open world, nightlife will be very exciting. Especially hang out with friends or dating. I feel TS3 lack of group related activities. We can't watch movie together nor sport. The only groups activities we can do is take a tour (weird activities!?) or eat together in restaurant. I want this feature since for the first time playing TS3.

Ive
13th Jun 2010, 10:30 AM
Probably EA will include beach, hottub and new function to swimming pool. I'm looking forward for the water/snow ski thing, if Wii can have this feature, why not for PC! I do have this desire since TS2 introduce weather in the game to do huge outdoor activities like ski, soccer field, etc.........even Boat too. Very related to weather.

If TS3 in Wii can bring The Sims series to this high level of open world freedom, to make water ski possible. I don't see any problem implemented in PC since PC is always the main base in The Sims series......EA can borrow some codes from TS3 in Wii......They should, because this is too awesome! :D

Seasons is one of my favorite in TS2........actually I love all the EPs, except Universities and Nightlife.

I dislike TS2 Nightlife because of long loading screen and to make the companion stick together is hard because there's always someone in the group who want to take a pee, hunger, sleepy, etc. It's spoiled the fun. But since TS3 is open world, nightlife will be very exciting. Especially hang out with friends or dating. I feel TS3 lack of group related activities. We can't watch movie together nor sport. The only groups activities we can do is take a tour (weird activities!?) or eat together in restaurant. I want this feature since for the first time playing TS3.

Hm, reading all this speculations makes me want to re-install all my TS2 games now :blink: Haven't played it since TS3 release

It would be cool if you got activities like that but isn't the Wii game more linear as in the world is not so open to editing and free will as it is now on the PC? (Correct me if I'm wrong. Only console sims game I have played was on the PS2) and therefore would not be any strain to play through. Can only imagine the lag some people will then experience if you are going to have a skicourse, boat and the "bigger" things that has to do with weather. Sports like football or swimming are more likely. I'm just worried that if they spend a whole expansion on this that the activities won't be fun as all you have to do is click on your sims to do it and then watch. Goes old after a few watches :(

Agree on everything you say when it comes to group activities. Bring back dating! Gossip sims tell each other could include stuff like "Did you hear x and y had a horrible date? I'm not surprised!" You know :rofl:

spotlight-shure
14th Jun 2010, 1:03 AM
I want sims to be able to go on dates again, official dates, like in the Sims 1!

Edit: I was reading some of the earlier posts, and I think a really good way to bring all the small, cool features people want to see would be to make a Get Involved expansion pack. The Sims 3 Get Involved. It can incorporate my want for a mail system instead of just getting bills. We can have a post office and mail other sims, which would be cool for the World Adventures expansion in mailing foreign sims. It could expand on the child and teenager's schooling by allowing them to stay after for clubs and sports, run for captain of the team or class president. They could finally bring back the memories feature like in the Sims 2. They might even be able to get rid of some of the rabbit holes, and allow for a home business feature so we can now sell out sculptures and inventions from home along with flowers and other grown stuff. It could allow for a gas station and financial system like a bank where you can get loans. It would open to door for a landlord-tenant system and maybe allow sims to own more than one home in the town. There are so many ideas that might not fit right in a themed expansion, so why not make an expansion for all the cool little features? Enough of them would make it worth it to buy the expansion pack. New hobby items could also be available. Get Involved EA, Maxis, Get Involved so our sims can too!

NicoleShields
15th Jun 2010, 11:13 PM
Sims 3 Time Warp

You would get to flag your neighborhood as Classical, Medieval, Rococo, Victorian, 1940s, or Modern. Vehicles and roads appear appropriately, as do uniforms of NPCs. Only objects and clothing appropriate to the time period would be available. Perhaps previous eras could appear for antique collectors.

There could be interactions such as "Curtsey" or "Bow". There could be appropriate careers for every era.

spotlight-shure
16th Jun 2010, 3:51 AM
Sims 3 Time Warp

You would get to flag your neighborhood as Classical, Medieval, Rococo, Victorian, 1940s, or Modern. Vehicles and roads appear appropriately, as do uniforms of NPCs. Only objects and clothing appropriate to the time period would be available. Perhaps previous eras could appear for antique collectors.

There could be interactions such as "Curtsey" or "Bow". There could be appropriate careers for every era.

That's a really neat idea. I never would have thought of that and it hasn't been done yet. Great imagination. :)

rkalanu
16th Jun 2010, 4:36 PM
The game already has the ability to mark specific hairstyles and clothing as appropriate for NPCs in Egypt, China, and France- so this isn't a stretch at all.

spotlight-shure
16th Jun 2010, 8:49 PM
Yea but she's thinking outside the box with that same idea. So imagine the possibilities if EA elaborated on it. Right now it's just a small feature.

bellatrixclovis
19th Jun 2010, 10:36 AM
Speculations: I feel weather and some pets redo are on the way. Weather first, because the effects are already in the game. Pets is more an "intuition", a lot of sculptures are animal-related and some time-machine message hints towards learning to ride horses (and THAT would be cool).

My hopes: that an EP including weather also brings loads of outdoors activities, I fully doubled the ideas of tjstreak in post 577 (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3177244#post3177244). Simming is a lot about working right now, and I'd love it to be a bit more about social / fun / family / romantic activities. You know, something to do besides work :P .
About a "pet" redo, I'd rather have an animal EP with much more than just cats / dogs and a few birds. Cows, chicken, horses, sheep... and all the farming, leisure activities that this implies.

Ideas - I'm not sure this can form an EP, but it would be nice additions to the game: an improved RH management / Open for biz inspired.
At first, after the release of the base game, I was much disappointed with the Rabbit Holes system and the fact that we could not follow our sims inside. Open for business was one of my favorite EP in TS2 and I just wanted it back. A year after, I think I quite like those RH and don't miss *that much* the OFB features. RH have several advantages and the OFB micro-management was tedious and would be hard to implement in an opened 'hood. Now, with AMB and the Real Rstate management, it's even better.
What I'd love to see is
1. a Create-a-Rabbit-Hole editor, after CAW and the upcoming Create-a-Pattern. So we could create RH matching the style and ambiance of our custom worlds, and not depend anymore on EA "good-willingness" to bring us new RH. And those are often mere recolors of the ones in Sun Valley.
2. the ability to set the opening/closing hours of those RH, how many jobs/positions are available, who to hire (when a sim owns the RH) and so on. In few words, to customize not only the look but the way a RH works.
3. An in-game function to manage the cash registers of WA and AMB. Again, to decide who works there and when, to allow a sim to apply for a job as "store" clerck, to decide what's sold for instance...

I know there are mods that already do parts of those ideas. I love Jinx rugs for instance and use them, but performance-wise, a RH is much easier to generate for the computer. I would just want to be able to chose between a "fully built-and-rugged lot" or a more simple RH. And for CAW creators, that would be an awesome feature.

Altogether, I find that Ambition is a pretty nice EP. So if the next one targets the same quality (and doesn't break CAW again...) I sould be happy with it, wathever the theme.

*and this is where I know I'm addicted the sims*

rachelelyse
20th Jun 2010, 2:56 AM
-Edit-

I was in a rush so I'm re-posting that.

Anyways. My most favorite things that were in TS2 were weather and pets.

I wish that for the TS3 they would elaborate with more kinds of storms and different levels of severity.

For animals I love the idea of farming with the basic farm animals as well as the exotic ones. Getting to have a zoo or different kinds of ranches. That would make TS3 for me. It doesn't really feel complete without weather and animals.

I'm sure this has all been said a hundred million times, but maybe EA will get the hint. i mean we have bikes so why can't we ride horses too? or maybe camels for the Egypt-esque place, that would be awesome.

HsK.DaMiAnz
20th Jun 2010, 2:58 PM
Heres my idea for the next Expansion pack for TS3.
You remember the Time Machine from Ambitions?
Well, I was just thinking and I'd really like to go back into the past (IRL I would really like to learn from real asian martial artists from the past) and into the future so I could meet Snow, Vanille, Lightning, Serah, Sazh and Hope from FF13 :Pint:

Well seriously, I'd like the time machine to actually take you to another world.

Here would be the options:
Teleport to the past options
Prehistoric Ages - Take you to a world full of cave people, dinosaurs, forests, no cars, no buildings etc

Medieval Ages - Stone buildings, knights, horses, wagons, sword fights, queens, kings etc

That age where they started getting guns - (You'd know whats here, I don't... All I know is they have guns and crappy technology)

Early 1900s - Horses, guns, western themed etc (Red Dead: Redemption type)

Visit the Future Options
Digital Age - Great technology, but not as good as Nano Age

Nano Age - The best technology ever.

I'd like an expansion like that... Where you could pick a time to teleport to and you get to explore the time you teleported yourself to. What would make it even better would be that different ages have different objects and items you can obtain only in that age.

To get the time machine you could either make it or discover it somewhere.

Thats my idea on a new expansion. I wish it would be made :cry:

Robodl95
20th Jun 2010, 3:13 PM
I wouldn't really be interested, I mean I love playing historical hoods however having an entire expansion based on something like that (especially when we already have WA to travel around) would be rather redundant, The ideas you gave sound like an entirely different game

starved4pizza
20th Jun 2010, 3:38 PM
Only if there can be tons of gay people in it.

fraavio
20th Jun 2010, 3:40 PM
I wouldn't really be interested, I mean I love playing historical hoods however having an entire expansion based on something like that (especially when we already have WA to travel around) would be rather redundant, The ideas you gave sound like an entirely different game

I second that. And also, what would that add to the "present"? It would require a hell lot of scripting and stuff since if you go to the past you can change events in the future. So each time you go to the past the future would change and what not. I like time traveling the way it is. Let's keep it that way.

Ive
20th Jun 2010, 3:45 PM
Expansion Ideas & Speculation thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=352890)

Think stuff like this is supposed to go in there :)

HsK.DaMiAnz
20th Jun 2010, 3:58 PM
Well, this IS just my idea.
I think it would be quite fun but meh.

Sims_Lover
21st Jun 2010, 3:50 PM
I want a EP that opens up all the community lots in the game :)

Orinsul
22nd Jun 2010, 6:17 AM
My idea is simple but atleast i think New.

Themed Neighbourhoods

Rather than say, Victorian and Steam-punk clothes turning up in every neighbourhood an external programme, maybe the launcher would have the option to 'Create Theme' and tick clothes and content as being 'in' and 'only in' selected Theme.

Then when creating a new neighbourhood you can make it themed.

The Expansion pack might come with a couple pre-packed, say The Future, Dystopic world from Societies or the Ancient World or something. But mostly it would give great potential for Modding and downloadable content.
as you could then have Mediaeval or Alien custom content without it Sims around a supposedly 21st century being randomly dressed in them.
It'd also open to the door to athousand other ideas.
And possibly the Ambitions Time-Machine or some other device could randomly deliver non-theme items and clothing into the world for the player.


Another thing, The opportunities and professions system, could work brilliantly with Super-Heroes and Villains.
You sign up to being one, go around fighting and/or committing crime, get assigned a nemesis, design your costume and promote like in a Profession. much better than the standard Career way of handling it anyway.

And an Expansion on one thing will require that one thing to be HUGE and game changing like the first two, having an Expansion that is on about ten kinda big things would surely be better.

Celebriton
23rd Jun 2010, 7:21 AM
Talk about themes. I hope EA can bring back this feature to TS3, it's hard to find similar theme furnitures without it. I always use this in TS2.

I wonder why EA remove it?

Ive
23rd Jun 2010, 12:28 PM
The more I think of it the less I want to play Sims 3 in other "times". Don't get me wrong, it would be cool, but rather have expansion that add to the game as it is now rather than something that creates a whole new. Would suck if something like that came out and then I can't continue my families because they already have jobs etc.

Seeing as there are so many people who want it they should just make a medieval Sims 3 or something :giggler: It sure would sell well if it was the same only set in another time.

Sims_Lover
23rd Jun 2010, 2:58 PM
If it was still run by Maxis it'd be a lot better than it already is. EA backtracked a little.

juansfalcin
24th Jun 2010, 8:43 AM
If they release a medievel version of The Sims, it won't be The Sims anymore. It'll be Ye Sims.

Aya_Alexa
24th Jun 2010, 4:31 PM
well a medieval sims sounds fun but that would be totally turned into a different game, it will be ok if they made it like part of the stories series but making it an expansion would just make the sims 3 a pain, but if they made the time machine a little bit useful they can add a past and future worlds similar to the worlds in adventures where you can go on a vacation or an adventure.

well as for me what i would like for now is, i would be happy if they put the cinematic sequences back for special things happening. i really miss it because i can feel like its a really important step my sims take. like getting your first kiss or having your child to teen birthday. i would also love if they brought back the creatures for every expansion pack. i really miss the werewolves and vampires, and lastly a more open neighborhood and yes i mean open where you can visit open shops and such.

I also noticed that the past expansions are lacking compared to the expansions made for sims 1 and 2. if you have noticed every sims expansion pack had a huge factor, like for sims 1 hot date. they gave us the gameplay of restaurants and a new place to go, pets, extended neighborhood and makin magic gave us the carnival place and so on. and for sim 2 almost all expansion pack made for it had this big factor to the game, but now im feeling kinda bored since i don't feel any big changes except for the fact that there are vacation places and new jobs that gets boring after some time. i wish the next expansion would have a really big part on the game.

Jaroslav
27th Jun 2010, 1:25 AM
Someone should make a billiard table, piano or some basketball equipment...

Aya_Alexa
27th Jun 2010, 6:48 AM
well meshing is possible, the bad thing is no one has still cracked the animation. so no one still couldn't make items with new animations.

tizerist
29th Jun 2010, 12:04 AM
Wes Howe said he cracked them didn't he? what happened to that?

Shoosh Malooka
29th Jun 2010, 12:26 AM
I would like a system to simulate outrage, misery, and spite. This would require the return of memories.

Btw, I had thought of this long ago and patted myself on the back, thinking I was so clever. Let me explain it step by step in a hypothetical situation.

1. The victim sim has something humiliating happen to them. They break the coffee maker in their workplace.
2. Witness sims record this event in their temporary memories, which can last for 3 days.
3. Later, two of the sims gossips about the event and laugh, but the victim sim catches them and is Outraged.
4. The victim sim enters this in his memory causing a Misery moodlet, lasting for a sim week.
5. This bothers the victim sim at night. They have bad dreams about it and develop a Spite want or goal to get revenge on either or both of the gossiping sims.
6. The victim sim slashes their tires.
7. These sims get Outraged and it bothers them and they are compelled to misbehave toward the victim sim or other sims. And it spreads all through Sim Land.
8. Most importantly, you can check the victim's Misery moodlet. It shows two icons, a picture of the offending sim and a laughed at icon. And you can check the reason if any sim wants revenge against your sim.

This can also work in a positive way.

1. On sim hugs another sim and they get a positive moodlet.
2. This sim gets a want to teach electronics to another sim.
3. Repeat and spread through all of Simville.

Edit:
Oh what fun it would be to see the chain of events that led to the good or bad moodlet for the sim. Bill spills coffee on Ted, who gives the cold shoulder to Archie, who fails his test and hits Betty, who intentionally sneezes on Veronica and gives her a cold, who beats up Gilligan, who commits Seppuku.

Shoosh Malooka
29th Jun 2010, 3:10 AM
Exactly. Feelings other than bladder, sleep, etc. I want to know that my sim has thoughts, suffers humiliation, enjoys praise, and reciprocates good and / or bad. And get revenge over small things.

PhenethyaSim
29th Jun 2010, 6:10 AM
I was reading through this and noticed people have mixed feelings about an expansion involving diffrent time period like one involving sims exsisting in the future or past. I think that I have an idea of how they could do it in a way that more people would like.

If they made a few diffrent time periods cities like they made the places for WA your sims could use the time machine (from ambitions) to travel to the diffrent eras. for example a medieval period would have sword fighting skill and cars would be replaced with horses, donkeys, and Oxen drawn carrages. also this could open up new jobs like Time Travel agent and traits associated with the desiring to time travel. and If a sim builds a time machine they can get money from allowing non-family to use it. and to make it a bit more realistic you would have to wear time apropriate clothing or other sims will react badly to you and you would have a negitive being stared at/feeling out of place moodlet.

I Will say this is not really my first choice for an EP I would Much prefer a EP involving magic and fictional races like vamps/Elves/werecreaters ect.which would be what most people have already considerd

Or one involving animals! both pets and wild. Their could be a zoo with loads of jobs including zoologist and Pen cleaner and/or a circus with jobs as lion tamers,acrobats, and yes clowns. in this ep we would get animal people as a new creature. I will probably develope this idea somemore as well. and feel free to add on to these ideas :D

Ranissa
29th Jun 2010, 7:16 AM
Or one involving animals! both pets and wild. Their could be a zoo with loads of jobs including zoologist and Pen cleaner and/or a circus with jobs as lion tamers,acrobats, and yes clowns. in this ep we would get animal people as a new creature. I will probably develope this idea somemore as well. and feel free to add on to these ideas :D

While I don't want playable animals, I would like a pet expac that didn't just have dogs, cats, birds and etc but also exotic and farm (domestic) animals. Having a zoo would be cool, for sure.

I wouldn't mind a Makin' Magic sort of expansion but...I'm torn. The original made my game nearly unplayable *and* I always yearn for more stuff than they give us, as I'm the sort to make a whole new neighborhood full of witches and the like. It's hard for me to integrate the "weird" stuff into the "happy jolly families" sort of neighborhoods I tend to create (for example, I have yet to make a mummy).

As I've said a lot, I will not be happy with another "Hollywood" expac if it's anything like Superstar. Ugh ugh and more ugh. Now if we got karaoke back and the ability to really put on concerts and make music videos and the like, rock on. I just envision it being more "mini-gamish", though, and not sure that sounds fun. I already get frustrated with the firefighter glitches in Ambitions.

Digging the "themed 'hoods" idea but only if they are fully fleshed out, from clothes to hair to makeup to furniture, etc.

I like seeing all the ideas in the thread. Very interesting!

Shoosh Malooka
29th Jun 2010, 10:10 AM
How about a court system, jail and prison, car insurance, social security, child support and alimony, and SETA.

*A sim can press charges on another sim for bumping into them. A sim can hold prosecution against a restaurant for coffee that is too hot and it burns their lips, or other dissatisfaction.
*Your sims can do time for stealing, public drunkeness, assault, falcon punching to avoid child support, public woohoo in front of children.
*Teen girls can accuse adult males of sexual misconduct for any interaction whatsoever. The accused male sim will find out who is on his side based on the testimony of any witnesses.
*Having juiced up moodlets run the risk of a DUJ if they operate a vehicle. Insurance goes up, but the sim can find another insurance company if they have enough friends.
*DUJs also act like DUIs in that the sim cannot drive any vehicle for a long time afterward. And the game saves and deletes backups once they are caught.
*Female sims can poke holes in condoms to trap their boyfriends in hostage relationships so they can get child support and alimony.
*Sims can vote various scripted event bills into action bringing into effect some radical game changing laws. Juice illegal, drugs no tolerance, speed limit increased to 100 mph, animals can vote.
*SETA can hound you for wearing fur, eating meat, using animal by products. SETA can also frame you by tossing dead animals on your lawn and paying witnesses to testify.

Shoosh Malooka
30th Jun 2010, 1:46 AM
Yes, but that one was throwing one of my bad ideas on the table. I apologize, it probably went too far and I did in on purpose. A lot of touchy material floats around in the Debate Room. Christianity / atheism, abortion, immigration laws, etc. This topic is too fun, though. How about something that has been discussed before? Superheroism:

One day an amazing event turns your sim into a SuperSim with super powers. This opens the SuperSim career, and your sim will have plenty to do around the neighborhood saving other sims from minor annoyances to real disasters. But soon your SuperSim will have to decide where (s)he can intervene without violating any of the items on the Sim Bill of Rights. What to do? When a sim in the privacy of their own home is in potential danger they may become angry when your hero comes climbing up the drainpipe through the window without permission. Where are the boundaries where SuperSim can intervene or where s(he) should leave it to the police? And when other heroes start popping up the only way is to hammer out an agreement with the mayor over who should defend which parts of the city and where they have jurisdiction. The area will have to be divided into territory approved by the town hall. Regions are allotted by votes from residents. The more happy protectorates the more approval, the more a SuperSim can expand, but s(he) must abide the policies of other heroes when on their turf. It's sad, but the life of a SuperSim is being on duty at certain hours, answering E-mail, keeping public image, the occasional endorsment, keeping an eye on other heroes who may fight among themselves or even become SuperSimVillains, and treading politics with the SuperSimHero League. But if your hero needs a break s(he) can fake death or embark on a bizarre soul-searching journey.

kiwi_tea
30th Jun 2010, 1:58 AM
I was thinking superpowers would work well with a massively expanded Karma Powers as in the console versions. Not a career, but a whole new system that you could unlock in certain ways.

Mishy
30th Jun 2010, 2:24 AM
only 5 more months to go..
i cant wait to see the first few hints and pictures on this next one!
and i think ambitious is pretty good, but i still hope the next EP will be bigger and better!
like in sims2, i was dissapointed with university, but after that the EP's became more satisfying, so i still have hope.

http://i49.tinypic.com/28lqu6c.jpg

seraphime
30th Jun 2010, 3:33 AM
I dont really want a magical/superpower xpac. At least not right away, I still think there are so many more options to go with before going down that road.

A family styled xpac to me sounds really fun, add more interactions with parents and children, siblings, grandparents, aunt/uncle, cousins.

Add punishments when your child misbehaves, the options for a child to misbehave, mess up in school, mean prank on another child, a child sim sneaking into a teens room reading diary so on. Punishments like being grounded or no video games/computer, no inviting friends over or going to friends homes, do chores, but giving the option for the parent to lift the punishment early for good behavior. If the child sim has certain traits they misbehave more or less.
Sleepovers at active family's house or to be invited to one at a friends house depending on relationship level or if family (dont know about most of you but when I was a kid use to sleepover at my cousins all the time :) ).

Field Trips in school, add the private school option back without the impress the school master thing, it costs tuition. Maybe a Boarding School option or Military School (those two would work better if there were seasons)

With teens add more options to interact with car, ask to use the car if assigned to a parent, steal the family car after a certain time at night, joy ride option when they are with friends, go parking.

You could also have more family oriented community zones, playgrounds with different types of equipment. Family restaurant, (that you can actually go inside :rolleyes: ). Drive in Movies, Arcades.

You could hire a nanny or if throwing a childs party have a clown or other character.

Anyway could on forever and ever with this one, but something I'd like to see.

kayceenicole
30th Jun 2010, 10:20 AM
i'd like something like weather so it could rain,snow,hail...ect. and i think that if they made pets or somethin it would be a big comback for them. also if they would make like a nightlife too, and like when they come out with more stuff packs there should be more in it than there was in high-end loft... sorta like they ikea stuff pack...

psivampyr
30th Jun 2010, 1:27 PM
I really wish there was a set of personality traits that would go along with a "gothic" type theme. There are wishes to visit the cemetery already, but instead of them being scared, I'd want them to enjoy it. Similar to the devious moodlet a evil sim gets when something bad happens to someone else. They'd be also fascinated with bugs and the dark.
Here's a good example- Lori Sim is a loner, she likes going to the cemetery, collects bugs and has an interest in the paranormal. She also isn't afraid of the dark and isn't scared of fire.
I also wish memories were back, so if you leave the game running you can see what happened. It also helps keep track of what they really thought was important to remember.
There also should be an option much like the rock star, but for the chef. The chef could come to grill outs and the bistro and do "celebrity cooking" for the hood. They could also promote cook books- which would unlock extra recipes and could be done like the author book promotion thing, and get money for doing signings at the book store.
They mayor job could also promote parks and special buildings to entice extra earnings off of the lot.
Also if you blow up certain items the sim that did the damage to public property should get arrested not fined for the amount of which the item was worth. It should also be in the newspaper- Dastardly Steve Sim blows up fire station, was sentenced to jail. Keep an eye on him if you see him lurking in your hood.

kayceenicole
30th Jun 2010, 4:55 PM
my favorite thing to do was take a vacation on TS2 bon voyage but on TS3 world adventures your only limited on what you can do, like once you have all the visa points(level 3)and have done all the adventures.... theres nothing much left to do. i thing the fun thing about TS2 bon voyage was that you could do SOOOOOO much more for example... expolring the ship for tresure,or finding big foot,getting a tan on the beach,making a sandcastle,SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN,finding seashells,steam rooms,throwing axes,not to mention all the theamed furniture... i think EA just elaborated on the places a little to much on TS3 WA, i like how TS2 bon voyage has more of a family feel like on sims 3 there is only like 3 optoins for the kids,eating,sleeping,watching t.v. and if your sim is preggo she cant even go on vacation.Another thing is that you didnt have to go to get visa points just to get a vacation home so you dont have to waste time and money.

heres some more of my thoughts... (:

grillcheesesammich
2nd Jul 2010, 5:38 AM
Life on Mars: with ships, docking bays and satellites. You start on earth but need to acquire dough to travel to the colonies.

seraphime
3rd Jul 2010, 12:28 AM
Life on Mars: with ships, docking bays and satellites. You start on earth but need to acquire dough to travel to the colonies.

uhm yeah thats called Spore

grillcheesesammich
3rd Jul 2010, 1:14 AM
LOL-- you made me spit up my coffee, thanks. So not the same. I don't even like spore. In my vision, there are sims, not nebulous bacteria colonies that have no talent.

juansfalcin
8th Jul 2010, 3:44 AM
I want speculations on the new EP. I'm bored from Ambitions already. D:

Kindergoat54
8th Jul 2010, 4:17 AM
Just give me my hot tub! God I miss the hot tub. I made a house today and had the perfect spiot for it when I realized I DON'T HAVE A HOT TUB.

I'd like to see some stuff from TS1 and TS2 get incorporated into new expansions...stuff like weather, pets and magic. Makin Magic was a blast back in the TS1 days. Home based businesses would be cool too, like in OFB.

I'm a bit bored with Ambitions as well, it's a great expansion, but I think I've done just about everything I can do with it for the moment.

grillcheesesammich
8th Jul 2010, 4:26 AM
Hot tub lovers might enjoy this short building video:
Sims3 Hot tub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYJ37pJ61Sw)

Mortimer 2
8th Jul 2010, 9:37 AM
I dont know,but i found this picture from internet, similar with makin magic,just rumor! :rolleyes:

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/Alwiwolf/26887_102874669743288_1000006226593.jpg

SilentPsycho
8th Jul 2010, 2:34 PM
I would love it if that was a real EP, Mortimer_2, but I doubt it. EA wouldn't be so kind. D:

HystericalParoxysm
8th Jul 2010, 2:37 PM
Wow, that's... incredibly fake. Top middle chick is a Poser model. Top left knight-guy looks like a sim head copy-pasted onto Alistair from Dragon Age. Pretty sure the fairy's body and the whole mermaid are Poser stuffs too.

Helmasaur
8th Jul 2010, 3:54 PM
Hot tub lovers might enjoy this short building video:
Sims3 Hot tub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYJ37pJ61Sw)
That looks awesome. But does it actually work?
Wow, that's... incredibly fake. Top middle chick is a Poser model. Top left knight-guy looks like a sim head copy-pasted onto Alistair from Dragon Age. Pretty sure the fairy's body and the whole mermaid are Poser stuffs too.
You have to admit, though. It's expertly photoshopped.

baglady215
9th Jul 2010, 2:26 AM
I want Superstar/Hot Date/Nightlife.... Celebs, hollywood, dates and outings, acting/singing/modeling careers... The game needs some sexy!

gobot101
9th Jul 2010, 10:48 AM
Newest rumor of the next EP is "After Dark." Play.com (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/15733211/The-Sims-3-After-Dark/Product.html) has it listed, and yesterday they had an estimated release day of October 29, 2010, which would mean a likely release date of October 26th for the US, if this is all true. So, if it is true, sounds like we may be seeing a Hot Date/Nightlife remake.

brillo_pad
9th Jul 2010, 11:24 AM
Newest rumor of the next EP is "After Dark." Play.com (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/15733211/The-Sims-3-After-Dark/Product.html) has it listed, and yesterday they had an estimated release day of October 29, 2010, which would mean a likely release date of October 26th for the US, if this is all true. So, if it is true, sounds like we may be seeing a Hot Date/Nightlife remake.

Vampires!! :D
.. hopefully...

If they some I hope they're not BLUE again. Or Grey. Can't they just have skin colour? gah!

Mishy
9th Jul 2010, 12:03 PM
After Dark sounds great for a new EP. nightlife activities is so much needed. and yes, vampires, wolves, anything that go bump in the night would be great. so I HOPE this rumor is for real!

lostinshalott
9th Jul 2010, 4:06 PM
if it is that literally right after my birthday YAYAY and if it truly is night life it'd be the best b-day buy ever

babaji_mendez
9th Jul 2010, 4:11 PM
Newest rumor of the next EP is "After Dark." Play.com (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/15733211/The-Sims-3-After-Dark/Product.html) has it listed, and yesterday they had an estimated release day of October 29, 2010, which would mean a likely release date of October 26th for the US, if this is all true. So, if it is true, sounds like we may be seeing a Hot Date/Nightlife remake.

This was exactly what I wanted :) please be this and not a pets EP as it was rumoured elsewhere

NickelNicole12
9th Jul 2010, 4:21 PM
I believe pets was suppose to be the 4th EP. I saw in the sims 3 fast lane thread here at MTS and the link they gave us was http://www.simprograms.com/will-pets-be-next-in-line-for-the-next-sims-3-expansion/ . Though the link says 3rd EP, I believe it will be the 4th due to the date of release.

gobot101
9th Jul 2010, 4:41 PM
Nickel, I posted that link in that thread. That rumor ended up being a hoax.

icu2richelo
10th Jul 2010, 3:50 AM
Considering the fact that there was no news about Ambitions until, really, right before it was announced, I'm going to bet that the next Expansion pack won't be announced until closer to November. A new Expansion Pack would be expected to launch around then, based on the launch dates of the currently available Expansion Packs.

As far as speculation goes, there have been many hints and features in The Sims 3, some even present in the base game, that would imply that a Weather Expansion has been planned from the very beginning. So I'm waiting for this to be tied-in with a themed Expansion Pack that has something to do with the seasons. Really, weather would only make sense in a Seasons Expansion Pack, considering it doesn't quite fit into any other category. I would expect the weater feature to be limited when in Egypt for example, as it would be difficult to imagine the Pyramids being covered in snow. But who knows.

I'm indifferent to a Pets expansion. I'd rather have a Open for Business playing-style where I can manage my own shop. But something tells me the Consignment Shop in Ambitions is the only implementation we'll see of Sims 3 OFB-like gameplay.

paksetti
10th Jul 2010, 3:58 AM
Man, I won't be getting Ambitions until December, and that means I'll have to wait on the new expansion as well.

Man, I need a job.

.. Man.
It's probably going to be weather, but I'd love to see actual apartments, because that shittyshit near the hospital innit cutting it.

rebecca85
10th Jul 2010, 4:01 AM
Does anybody know if there is anyone creating Buffy the vampire slayer CC that is compatible with the sims 3 base game. I'm horrible with creating, but I'm a big fan of buffy seasons 4 - 6. I think CC of the show would be awsome. I have quite a few ideas, but don't know where to start. I'm a little creating incompetent. LMAO.

Captain THPS4
10th Jul 2010, 5:13 AM
Since play.com is a pretty credible source, I'm going to believe this rumor for now. If After Dark is the final title then it definitely implies the return of vampires (makes sense also because of Twilight and True Blood's popularity right now). I wished we could get pets out of the way sooner, but at least After Dark doesn't sound as objective-based as World Adventures and Ambitions.

If we get another town, EA should really make a full-blown urban one. We already have enough small towns with Riverview and Twinbrook.

kayceenicole
10th Jul 2010, 5:59 AM
i really liked how on TS2 they told people about the SPs and the EPs atleast 2 mounths before it came out... so if you got bored of it then youd be excited for the next one, but i never got bored on TS2(:

gobot101
10th Jul 2010, 10:02 AM
icu2richelo, if it's the same as with World Adventures, we should get the official announcement next month. World Adventures was announced on August 1st, and came out November 17th in the US. Ambitions was announced on March 4th and came out on June 1st in the US. They have to announce it a fair amount of time before it comes out so they can try to hype it up.

juansfalcin
10th Jul 2010, 10:49 AM
Since World Adventures and Ambitions merged some things from different EPs and added some new stuff never seen before in the franchise, lets pretend After Dark (which I think is fake, sounds too cool for a Sims EP) is true: would it mix Hot Date/Nightlife and Makin'Magic/Apartment Life? It would be awesome :o

We are all trash
10th Jul 2010, 2:11 PM
I personally want a Weather EP. Although this "After Dark" one sounds cool. I played TS2 on Mac and I never got to play the last two EPs as they have never been released for Mac (Apartment Life & FreeTime), so if they combined something like Apartments and Nightlife/Hot Date might be fun.

Also, is ANYONE looking forward to an University expansion? Maybe one done right (the first one got old fast and University life was too long)? Or is University really one of the most hated EPs? :D I would prefer University over another Pets EP.

grillcheesesammich
10th Jul 2010, 4:23 PM
As long as it has the ability to create apartment buildings again, i'll be happy :)

What are you lacking now to create functional apartment buildings? I have several in my town.

grillcheesesammich
10th Jul 2010, 7:25 PM
Ah ok, that makes sense, see I'm new to sims as of release 3--that's why I was curious.

Six_by_Nine
14th Jul 2010, 7:08 AM
An idea I had: the option to chose your children/teens' school schedule, then have them get, like, two points in grade school and three in high school for passing the class.
P.E. gives you the Athletic skill, Home Ec gives you Cooking, Electronics gives you Handiness (or maybe Inventing if you have Ambitions? Or a bit of both?) Math gives you Logic, English gives you Writing or Charisma, etc. 'Cause...what are the point of schooling? We don't learning nothing.

grillcheesesammich
14th Jul 2010, 7:36 AM
"We don't learning nothing."

Case in point! I like that idea. I like homeschooling too but getting the brats out of the house gives my adult sims more time to garden, tinker and daydream (and woohoo, meoww).

Ive
14th Jul 2010, 1:40 PM
"We don't learning nothing."

Case in point! I like that idea. I like homeschooling too but getting the brats out of the house gives my adult sims more time to garden, tinker and daydream (and woohoo, meoww).

Sounds like chav sims ;)

Ive
14th Jul 2010, 8:53 PM
I really wish that when/if they introduce aliens again (so that you get pregnant by them) that it brings some sort of moodlet to the sims around and perks to the aliens like increased logic skill and maybe inventing skill/unique items only to aliens.

Ah, I miss Strangetown :(

Angstrom
16th Jul 2010, 11:12 AM
"After Dark" is the name of Sweden's most famous drag-queen troupe. I wonder if cross-dressing will be part of the new EP.

emeddeme
16th Jul 2010, 12:41 PM
I wish they had some more advanced business options, I loved Open For Business (so aspects annoyed me but, overall) and would love to see something similar on Sims 3.

Prinston Del Campo
16th Jul 2010, 12:48 PM
Sorry, I really don't know where to post this.
Can Someone make a Game Mod allowing swimming pools to be built on floors. I'm thinking of putting mine on the roof or upper floors of a building \(",)/

Ive
16th Jul 2010, 12:49 PM
I wish they had some more advanced business options, I loved Open For Business (so aspects annoyed me but, overall) and would love to see something similar on Sims 3.

Sadly, that would have been included in Ambitions if EA had planned to bring all of those aspects back.

Ive
16th Jul 2010, 12:50 PM
Sorry, I really don't know where to post this.
Can Someone make a Game Mod allowing swimming pools to be built on floors. I'm thinking of putting mine on the roof or upper floors of a building \(",)/

The Sims 3 - Where can I find (http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=559)

Forums for asking about mods and items. There is a list there of people who take requests also.

Craggles
19th Jul 2010, 9:36 PM
Hmmm. I miss magic, I know it sounds ridiculous, but the whole 'Desperate Housewives' thing is starting to lose its touch. AND I want hot tubs!!!! I feel like a part of me died when I played 3 for the first time and there was no section for hot tubs lol. other than that im easy :D

sharkloverplayer
20th Jul 2010, 1:24 AM
Well after a dating and weather ep I'd like to see a carnival one. Something that has never been done in the sims. They could add magic to this and combine them. Our sims could ride farris wheels,rollar coasters,bumper cars etc,play carnival games,eat fair food etc.

Ive
20th Jul 2010, 1:27 AM
I'm still 'sticking' to my suggestion of a health expansion. A whole new aspect of the game that I would enjoy.

Breaking bones, sickness, bruises/cuts, headaches, colds.. you name it. And then you would have to have medicines and jabs to combat it. Would be so great but only if it was made in a way so you can avoid it if you like.

Carnivals sounds great too. And perfect for integrating magic as well :)

PhenethyaSim
20th Jul 2010, 3:50 AM
I'll be honest I'm looking forward to anything that isn't seasons I want weather but a whole EP devoted to it I'm just not enthused. it seems like the could put weather into it as part of another EP or slowly place it in piece by piece in other EP/SP like Fog in Ambitions. I really like the idea of after dark, It seems like it would add to the gameplay. also I'm not opposed to the idea of magic or animals(animals like wild ones or something to do with a zoo or circus). Pets isn't something I'm begging for but I would probably buy it. I also may like something compleatly diffrent as well if it make sense and adds something to the game I'd like Aliens too at some point.

DreadWizardDM
20th Jul 2010, 8:03 AM
Originally Posted by emeddeme
I wish they had some more advanced business options, I loved Open For Business (so aspects annoyed me but, overall) and would love to see something similar on Sims 3.

Sadly, that would have been included in Ambitions if EA had planned to bring all of those aspects back.


Actually I would not be surprised if they added ambitions type job activities for all or most careers. I think it would be a cool thing, granted they should have some form of option if you wanted to play your career that way so people have a choice. But how cool would it make pro athlete or policeman or emperor of evil etc etc. I think this is something they will slowly incorporate in expansions over time. Also I think we might see business ownership similiar to what we had in OFB sometime in the future.

I just hope they manage to give the programmers some leeway and not force them to rush glitch ridden EP's out the door to meet some suits deadline.

babaji_mendez
20th Jul 2010, 9:59 AM
I just hope they manage to give the programmers some leeway and not force them to rush glitch ridden EP's out the door to meet some suits deadline.

As sad as it is, I doubt this will ever happen

Ive
20th Jul 2010, 10:26 AM
Actually I would not be surprised if they added ambitions type job activities for all or most careers. I think it would be a cool thing, granted they should have some form of option if you wanted to play your career that way so people have a choice. But how cool would it make pro athlete or policeman or emperor of evil etc etc. I think this is something they will slowly incorporate in expansions over time. Also I think we might see business ownership similiar to what we had in OFB sometime in the future.

I just hope they manage to give the programmers some leeway and not force them to rush glitch ridden EP's out the door to meet some suits deadline.

They might do. I'm hoping they will :)

Just by previous 'experience' with the EP's is that when an expansion is released on a subject then that subject is 'done with' and not developed further if you know what I mean

Dragonking12
21st Jul 2010, 10:23 PM
Okay, maybe im just over examining this but, someone mentioned how the trailers gave hints to the next expansions. I found a hint (I think!) In on one of the Late Night Screens. In the lower left corner in the reflection it looks like the shape of a cat, and the other reflection is a duck....and it really does look like a duck so..what do you think? :)

http://i32.tinypic.com/xp29du.jpg

GrizBehr
21st Jul 2010, 10:28 PM
I think you're stretching...much like those people who claim to see a face in a grilled cheese sandwich, our eyes try to make recognizable patterns out of things.

jonha
21st Jul 2010, 10:32 PM
I suppose what you think is a cat is actually the reflection of the palm tree.

Btw., when will they fix those lame reflections? For example why are there no reflections of the pool wall in the water? This EP being about vampires is no excuse.

Leninasim
22nd Jul 2010, 3:47 AM
If Pets is the next EP, I hope they make lots of other animals besides just dogs, cats, hamsters etc. Make forest animals with bear, moose, owls, rabbits, squirrlesetc Rain forest animals huge bugs, jaguars, monkeys, various snakes, exotic birds. Zoo animals elephants, zebras, lions, giraffe, hippo... Sea animals, let our sims swim with the dolphins etc. The whole point is fantasy right? I can't own a bengal tiger in real life so let me in TS3. And French Lop bunnies are adorable. Come on EA, please give us more this time. Oh and I want my sim to walk her prissy poodle around town on a leash.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_rmJk1a_amkQ/SZbIRvdvBqI/AAAAAAAAKkE/BbjJW3X5lK0/s640/Audrey%20Hepburn%20with%20Poodles%20from%20Sabrina.jpg

severedsolo
28th Jul 2010, 12:07 AM
I cant see weather making a comeback somehow, Or if it does it will be crap. They aren't going to make a dynamic weather system over the whole neighbourhood, it would lag the hell out of your graphics card.

IF they bring it in, I suspect that the weather will only be on the "High Detail Lots" (the number you set in Options, Normally just the lot your focused on) and you will probably be able to go from one lot where it is raining, to another where it is a gorgeous sunny day.

Just my £0.02 worth

pandaseal
28th Jul 2010, 6:48 PM
I don't want pets to be a solo expansion pack. Although I really like pets, the expansion just didn't feel like a full one. I'm just not sure what it would make to to combine it with.

Achromagus
28th Jul 2010, 7:41 PM
I cant see weather making a comeback somehow, Or if it does it will be crap. They aren't going to make a dynamic weather system over the whole neighbourhood, it would lag the hell out of your graphics card.

That doesn't mean they wouldn't do it.

Do people really pay so little attention to the games they play? GO play any game with rain in it- even the sims 2- and move the camera. The rain is an effect over the screen, it is not actually raining. The raindrops will move with the camera, and they're made in such a way to keep this from being too obvious, but it's still very clearly not actually producing tiny little drops of rain.

Celebriton
30th Jul 2010, 5:55 AM
Taken from Grant interview:

@TheSims3 Would you consider making a vacations expansion that is different from WA that has more of a relaxing nonquest theme or was WA it?

@Candi_Dyla Yeah, we would consider anything actually. That's a good idea. I do so love vacation :)

EA is considering to make real Vacation EP in TS3? Or may be we should wait until TS4.

Slipknot=:)
1st Aug 2010, 3:58 PM
The Sims 3: Supernatural
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A remake of Makin' Magic.

[/list]

sounds kinky :jest:

we should get a pet EP next:
Come on attack dogs(thats right mummies :!: ), poorly made scooby doo families, and having a small furry friend.(also kinky but still lets keep on topic here...)

Maybe even exotic animals as pets like tigers, lions, baby dragons? *they did add a "dragon's cave/lair in WA....*Maybe even toddler interactions with pets as seen in sims 2 pets. :deal:
:up:

Robodl95
1st Aug 2010, 4:14 PM
Before we're asking for exotic animals (as cool as that would be) I'm just hoping for less exotic Pets such as horses, rabbits, snakes and all the other pets we've had in the past

bassoon_crazy
1st Aug 2010, 5:04 PM
Taken from Grant interview:



EA is considering to make real Vacation EP in TS3? Or may be we should wait until TS4.

That's awful. I know that World Adventures wasn't what we all wanted, but it counts for The Sims 3's "Vacation EP", sorry. I seriously would be mad if they made another Vacation EP. There's so many ideas out there. Two of the remaining EP's should be Seasons and Pets.

So that leaves three spots for remakes of old EP's or new ideas. Lets not have two "Travel to three locations!" EP's, please.

I thought this was common sense. When I saw that question and answer I could not even believe it. -_-

stygia2002
1st Aug 2010, 5:11 PM
My daughter came up with a question about Seasons in Sims 2...she wanted to know why the kids didn't get summer vacation. So it got me to thinking...maybe they could do something like that for Sims 3...or maybe it would be a logistical nightmare. It was just a thought. ;)

Mishy
1st Aug 2010, 5:13 PM
That's awful. I know that World Adventures wasn't what we all wanted, but it counts for The Sims 3's "Vacation EP", sorry. I seriously would be mad if they made another Vacation EP. There's so many ideas out there. Two of the remaining EP's should be Seasons and Pets.

So that leaves three spots for remakes of old EP's or new ideas. Lets not have two "Travel to three locations!" EP's, please.

I thought this was common sense. When I saw that question and answer I could not even believe it. -_-
unless they concider bringing out an ep every 3 months, instead of 6. then it be fine by me :giggler:

gobot101
1st Aug 2010, 5:20 PM
My daughter came up with a question about Seasons in Sims 2...she wanted to know why the kids didn't get summer vacation. So it got me to thinking...maybe they could do something like that for Sims 3...or maybe it would be a logistical nightmare. It was just a thought. ;)

They didn't have Summer Vacation because you could set all 4 seasons to Summer. Though, it was always questioned why we couldn't pick one season for the kids to be out of school.

Falendriel
2nd Aug 2010, 2:15 AM
Hoping for the obvious:

- University
- Seasons
- Pets
- Business-Orientated Expansion

and maybe the less-obvious:

- in the Country Expansion Pack (features farm animals you can milk/sheer/ride/retrieve eggs from, knitting, cow/sheep/horse shows, horse races, new traits for faster knitting / better-quality products from animals, farm-related items and wallpapers / tiles, cowboy hats, farm-related outfits, tall grass, more hairstyles, and a Life-Time Goal for 8000$ Simoleons gained in one week from animal products)
- Lawn & Garden Stuff (features more effects, more plants, more trees, more fences, more stairs, more wood&maconnery-based tiles, more garden-related items (i.e. rakes, hoes, shovels))
- Baby Shower Stuff (features more baby-related items, clothing, and accessories)
- Home Renovation Stuff (features more roof colours, more floor tiles, more wallpaper, more ceiling tiles, a set of furniture for every basic room (bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom), 1/2 walls, more stairs, more fireplaces, and renovated-related items (i.e. hammer, tool box, saw, lumber - decoration purposes only)
- Oriental Stuff (features oriental furniture, wallpapers, carpets, floors / tiles, and the addition of oriental foods to the Favourite list as well as oriental music)
- Celebration Stuff (features furniture and items for Christmas / Easter / Halloween / Valentine's Day / Hannukah, introduces the Santa Sim who comes to visit (and wanders around town) in months you've set to winter)
- Body Shop Stuff (features an abundance of hairstyles (specifically), clothing, and accessories, as well as new make-up (for the people who like that stuff, blargh), new tattoos, new piercings, etc.)

Slipknot=:)
2nd Aug 2010, 5:17 PM
That's awful. I know that World Adventures wasn't what we all wanted, but it counts for The Sims 3's "Vacation EP", sorry. I seriously would be mad if they made another Vacation EP. There's so many ideas out there. Two of the remaining EP's should be Seasons and Pets.

So that leaves three spots for remakes of old EP's or new ideas. Lets not have two "Travel to three locations!" EP's, please.

I thought this was common sense. When I saw that question and answer I could not even believe it. -_-

I don't know...I'd probably pay an extra $20 so my sims could travel to serlin or sim lanka :rolleyes:

About the summer vacation thing though...don't sim days count as years in our time so it would end up being a 2-5 year vacation? :blink:

gobot101
2nd Aug 2010, 5:36 PM
About the summer vacation thing though...don't sim days count as years in our time so it would end up being a 2-5 year vacation? :blink:

Depends if you view your sim living for years rather than days. But, this sorta changed with the aging options in Sims 3. If you view one sim day as one year, on the lowest setting, your sims are elders before they are even twenty if I remember right, and on the highest, they are living for almost 1,000 years.

Fernweather
2nd Aug 2010, 6:44 PM
A Family Life EP: Added interactions for all the younger age groups. Tons of new stuff for children and toddlers, especially objects which allow them to play interactively with one another. Some around-the-house hobby type stuff (model trains, go-carts, build-your-own-zombie kits, etc.).

An Outdoor Activities EP: Things to do outside. A better swimming pool (more interactions, diving boards of varying heights), weather, swimmable oceans, weather, skateboards and rollerblades, weather.

An Apartment EP: Some sims want to be renters too!

My Craptacular Life SP: Without using CC, it's really hard to just find total crap for the sims. There needs to be an SP solely devoted to hideous wallpapers, horrid knick-knacks, ugly-ass furniture, 50-year-old appliances, lamps even your grandma would be embarrassed to put in the front room, unfashionable clothing, mullets, and a car that looks suspciously like a Chevy Vega (which, for anyone born after about 1970, was a car that people bought who didn't have enough sense to waste money on a Ford Pinto).

severedsolo
2nd Aug 2010, 7:28 PM
My Craptacular Life SP: Without using CC, it's really hard to just find total crap for the sims. There needs to be an SP solely devoted to hideous wallpapers, horrid knick-knacks, ugly-ass furniture, 50-year-old appliances, lamps even your grandma would be embarrassed to put in the front room, unfashionable clothing, mullets, and a car that looks suspciously like a Chevy Vega (which, for anyone born after about 1970, was a car that people bought who didn't have enough sense to waste money on a Ford Pinto).

This one made me laugh, You have seen some of the content the game ships with right? Seriously there is some VERY ugly furniture....

Robodl95
2nd Aug 2010, 7:45 PM
A Family Life EP: Added interactions for all the younger age groups. Tons of new stuff for children and toddlers, especially objects which allow them to play interactively with one another. Some around-the-house hobby type stuff (model trains, go-carts, build-your-own-zombie kits, etc.).

An Outdoor Activities EP: Things to do outside. A better swimming pool (more interactions, diving boards of varying heights), weather, swimmable oceans, weather, skateboards and rollerblades, weather.

An Apartment EP: Some sims want to be renters too!

My Craptacular Life SP: Without using CC, it's really hard to just find total crap for the sims. There needs to be an SP solely devoted to hideous wallpapers, horrid knick-knacks, ugly-ass furniture, 50-year-old appliances, lamps even your grandma would be embarrassed to put in the front room, unfashionable clothing, mullets, and a car that looks suspciously like a Chevy Vega (which, for anyone born after about 1970, was a car that people bought who didn't have enough sense to waste money on a Ford Pinto).

The first two would be really boring,they could easily integrate that stuff into other EPs. The AL remake is unlikely since we have LN. I like the last idea though XD

LoonehWannabe
3rd Aug 2010, 1:42 AM
Baby Shower Stuff (features more baby-related items, clothing, and accessories)
This. I'm sick of the craptacular basegame and even store baby/toddler/kid stuff.

severedsolo
3rd Aug 2010, 1:52 AM
This. I'm sick of the craptacular basegame and even store baby/toddler/kid stuff.

I find TS3 kids to be so boring its unbelievable. I basically ignore them until they hit Teenager, at least their easy to look after I suppose.... Potty Train a toddler, feed it twice a day and give it some toys and it pretty much looks after itself. Kids actually do look after themselves.

Falendriel
3rd Aug 2010, 1:57 AM
This. I'm sick of the craptacular basegame and even store baby/toddler/kid stuff.

There's not enough stuff in the store for kids/babies, nei' with the base game content. Barely anything clothing. It's ridiculous.

Male hair is lacking, too. We need some quality stuff from EA (can "quality" and "EA" go in the same sentence?) :bunny:

LoonehWannabe
3rd Aug 2010, 3:45 AM
There's not enough stuff in the store for kids/babies, nei' with the base game content. Barely anything clothing. It's ridiculous.

Male hair is lacking, too. We need some quality stuff from EA (can "quality" and "EA" go in the same sentence?) :bunny:
Oh yes, it is very hard to make males with decent hair. It's kind of sad that only one hair could fit my avatar (a sporty Sim in the athletic career). The hair for females is bad, too. Though I did like the HELS long haircut for some reason.

EA should make a hair and clothes stuff pack to be able make Sims unique without having tons of CC.

Falendriel
3rd Aug 2010, 4:45 AM
Yeah, there's one hair in the store for males that is DECENT:

http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:17219&categoryId=11959&scategoryId=11974&pcategoryId=11973&ppcategoryId=11973&gender=male&startAt=0

The rest suck. Even the store female hair is degrading. 1$ for crappy content lol I can get better-quality stuff from MTS, ATS3, etc.

amamartin999
4th Aug 2010, 4:55 PM
Sims 3 RV life would be awesomez!

severedsolo
5th Aug 2010, 5:37 PM
I'd like to see a feature implemented into a future EP which means you don't automatically get a Sims Phone number and address you have to ask for it.

It was sort of like that pre-Ambitions because Sims houses wouldn't show up with a tag until you were actually friends with them, which was cool. Now though it's just "hi I'm <insert name here> and their house appears on the map. WTF? would you give your phone number and address out to a random stranger?

Jaeger
10th Aug 2010, 3:49 PM
I would like to see in a future EP, maybe a Hobbies EP, where the general books actually do something besides helping a Bookworm's wish. Like the book about learning how to spin plates will actually give a sim the ability to spin plates. The China book Sim Fu - Kicking the something or other will give a small permanent bonus when advancing the MA skill.

Jaeger
10th Aug 2010, 4:30 PM
My daughter came up with a question about Seasons in Sims 2...she wanted to know why the kids didn't get summer vacation. So it got me to thinking...maybe they could do something like that for Sims 3...or maybe it would be a logistical nightmare. It was just a thought. ;)

I would like to a Tis the Seasons EP where you get not only the weather but it adds a calender system into the game. When you start a game with the EP for the first time, you choose the date you start, the holidays you want (so as not to rub some people the wrong way, for instance, my uncle's family who is deeply religious fundamental doesn't like the Easter bunny aspect of Easter or Santa Claus) and the geographical region where your hood is (to keep out some weather systems). Every year there are set kid's summer vacations from school (they get a big mood boost during this time too), set times for the holidays you've chosen (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother and Father's Day, Nation day (with a parade and town bbq), etc. You can also set the fantastical elements of some of the holidays (is there a Simta Klaus or not, is there a Easter Bunny or not). Mood bonuses during the holidays come from the trappings (objects) placed in the house and hood decorations.

The weather theme of this EP will also add activities for Fall, Winter, Summer and Spring - swimmable oceans and ponds, sledding and skiing (just have your sim be on an ground incline and click the ground to bring up a menu), the skating rink, a Love is in the Air mood boost during Spring (also make simmies more frisky), etc.

The trees and grass will also change during the different seasons - during winter certain trees will lose their foliage or change colors (green to red and yellows), etc Crops not in hot houses will die in winter and will have a growth spurt in spring.

TheGuySim
10th Aug 2010, 5:56 PM
PETS!

sorry just wanted to make that clear! Along with pets, they can included a lizards, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, etc. I just want some sort of domestic animal in my sims' houses!

Or an EP which you can make more variety of homes, like caravans, actually trailers, or boat homes!

And of course maybe a stuff pack jammed pack with cool Create A Sim stuff!

Ive
11th Aug 2010, 1:24 AM
I was thinking today that in some future sims game (sims 4?) I think it would be actually cool to see the sims grow rather than stages. Ofc it would belong to a category (baby, toddler, small child, child, old child, early teens, teens, late teens, young adult.. you get it) but they would grow gradually in size rather than just flip around. By sim days :) And you could freeze it like normal ofcourse and some sim machine that you could use to move back or forth in age.

NickelNicole12
11th Aug 2010, 3:33 AM
I love that idea! Im sure EA has already thought about that. What else would go into sims 4 besides better graphics? Im very curious to find out but we have to wait awhile.

socherish
11th Aug 2010, 7:17 PM
How about
Sims 3 Keepin' It Crazy

The main features would be:
Magic (Several types of magic like Harry Potter style magic, Wicca style magic & Godly powers to trigger hurricanes and earthquakes on will for the player. Maybe in addition to "fight" two sims with high magic skill will be able to "duel" with magic)
Karma (fun Karma - maybe an evil sim will randomly have a huge house fire or loose all his skill points. It should have the option to be disabled.
ALOT of Negative Traits that actually impact gameplay and not just skill-building
Expanding current negative traits (For example, Insane sims might start laughing or break into dance in the middle of fights.)
Two-sided relationships, just for the drama of unrequited love
A few positive traits taken to the extreme
Expand current positive traits to the extreme (Good sims might have the want to give a random person 100$ or if you have ambitions, put out a random house fire before a firefighter can)
Pranks
Things for kids to do... jumping on beds, playing more games -maybe a child with high magic can breathe fire (JK...altho I did love that TS2 trailer)
The creature could be a zombie that could be resurrected via magic. Good sims with high magic skill should be able to "Set zombies free" so they can once again die and enter the afterlife, or become human. Evil sims will be able to control the zombie to do whatever they want. A lifetime wish could be "Have a zombie army" which would mean controlling 10 zombies at a time.

:rofl:

Of course I know this will never happen.

This is why they don't let me near heavy machinery.

Cameron.
11th Aug 2010, 8:31 PM
I guess I'm reallying just hoping for something similar to Sims 2 University and Apartment Life.

University was fun, and no matter how long you have it installed you can always seem to use it in your game some way -- mainly because you don't HAVE to go, and it's not like it's a non-stop thing.

As for apartment life, I think the open neighbourhood would make apartments in the Sims 3 fun, and the fact that I'm a Mac owner and never got to experience Sims 2 Apartment Life makes me jealous. So yeah, add that. :)

socherish
12th Aug 2010, 1:29 AM
Most of your ideas are really cool and would not take a lot to implement but would have a great impact on gameplay :)

Thanks - I didn't think anyone would like it. :p The funny thing is that I think if EA just gave the franchise to the best modders from MTS, they could probably crank out that expansion, a pet expansion, a seasons expansion, fix the base game and still have time for a nap. :rofl:

aeval99
12th Aug 2010, 6:54 AM
PC Games Hardware is having a little fun of their own with Sims expansions.

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,767136/Opinion-maker-11-new-The-Sims-sequels-including-Grand-Sims-Auto-Modern-Simfare-and-CrySims/News/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/aeval99/smileys/sign10.gif

socherish
14th Aug 2010, 8:04 PM
Nurseries/Kindergarten. So instead of calling a nanny you can put your child there everyday you go to work :)

Of course, a potential job ala those who came with Ambitions could be to take care of 6-5 babies there. But then a lot more items for toddlers would have to be introduced!

That would be awesome! (not to mention cute) My family-oriented sims would finally get to have a better family-oriented LTW than "have five children". They'd be able to have the LTW to run a five-star nursery. :bunny:

tiffyandthewall
22nd Aug 2010, 9:04 AM
i haven't read every page on here, but i think i might be one of the few people who really liked university in TS2. it was certainly lacking in some aspects, of course, but i liked that "young adulthood" didn't just mean "extra days on your sims life". in TS3, there isn't really any difference between being an "adult" and a "young adult". having a college option would be interesting.
i also really miss seasons and apartment life. something along the lines of that would be fun, especially since apartment life was (to me, anyway) the closest thing to "seamless neighborhoods" before TS3 came out in that you could visit and meet people at their homes, and without loading screens too.
i think a creatures EP would be great. i didn't really make as much use of the vampires, zombies, aliens, etc as some people, but i did think it was a nice addition, and having all of the creatures in one EP would make everyone happy; those who loved that aspect could have it, and those who didn't could forgo it.

Sims MX
22nd Aug 2010, 2:03 PM
The EPs I want back are Apartment Life and FreeTime, I didn't mention Pets because I know we're getting it back. AL should be different from LN apartments and FreeTime could include all the recreational objects they took away from us! The expensive telescope, pinball machine, remote control car, pool table, card table, kite, dj booth, etc.

I also want the zombies and aliens back. They were my favorite creatures in TS2. Zombies could be added à la FreeTime as a failure of wishing resurrection via the genie lamp and aliens could be added as the main creature of an EP. Don't know which one they'd fit though.

One question. Why is there no urinals? TS2 had them since base game and I can't remember if TS1 had. A porta-potty would be great too, I remember The Sims Pet Stories had one (which was converted for TS2).

Terrysa
26th Aug 2010, 3:45 PM
Sims 3: Campus, the rumored uni ep. The streakers were funny ;) I like the original Uni thread, link posted on first page, had a lot of good ideas. My own ideas would be if you have LN, other students should be able to throw parties (NPC hosted parties in LN), and you should be able to sneak out. A friend can ask you if you want to sneak out to a Night Club, and you could reply yes or no. If a professor catches you, your grade drops and you get a negative moodlet.

sabrieljo
26th Aug 2010, 8:04 PM
I think the nursery thing could be a good idea I would'nt even mind it being a rabbit hole, I just toddlers are a pain I like the adoption route !!

Eso_builder
30th Aug 2010, 6:41 PM
About The Sims 3 University

All the ideas are extremely great I just want to add some more things.

A new graffity skill.The young adults are supossed to be adults,but they have still teen blood so every teen likes graffity

Special abilities they gain after completing specific majors.For example a sim who has finished the Science major can mace a secret formula for plants to grow faster or finest crops.


These are some of my ideas...
:D

tizerist
30th Aug 2010, 7:54 PM
> Being able to build into near vertical rock faces, ie. Caves.

> Catchable octopus.

> Ferries

ShootingStarxx21
31st Aug 2010, 12:38 AM
Sims 3 Farm Life

Sims 3 Farm Life is all about moving to a farm and raising animals such as horses, chickens, pigs, etc. You can also buy seeds and not have to run around town for hours looking for seeds that you could miss. Also, there should be a rodeo for horses, a cow show for cows, slop-eating contest for pigs, egg laying contest for chickens, etc. Oh, speaking of eggs, the chickens lay eggs daily, and you have the choice to cook eggs with them, put them in the incubator(option will be grayed out if you dont have an incubator, and the egg will have to hatch itself, but risks breaking and being taken by a fox! :O), and collect eggs and sell. When you press collect eggs and sell, you can choose how many eggs you want to collect+sell so you dont have to sell them all. Oh, and limit to 50 chickens per farm, limit to as many horses as the number of stables you have (1 stable houses one horse, stables come in 2 or five connected packs, or 1 single stable.) Also, you can milk cows, cook pig, cook chicken, make horse woohoo with...(just like you can with the dogs+cats in Sims2 ;)), etc. The horses will walk into a stable, and the stable they are in will become a rabbit hole (fadeobjects off will do nothing :giggler: no horsey porn for YOU!) and hearts will fly out, then if the female is preggers, the lullaby will play. Make sure to buy atleast one more stable so the female can give birth, or she'll be stuck preggers forever! D: That will be announced, I am sure, so we dont have "MY FEMALE HORSE WONT GIVE BIRTH!! HELPZZ!! PLZZ!!" threads in game help :lol:

Onto a most likely already said EP I want...





.....






Wait..



SIMS3 SEASONS!!

NO. NO, NO, NO.

No more slight weather! No more "snow storms"!
Now, there are blizzards, tornados, hurricanes, and more dangerous weather! I mean, really. You've probably been through more than a thunderstorm in your entire life.
:rolleyes:
Anyways, yeah. Sims will get a bad moodlet that eats away 15 mood (because storms aren't fun!). Evil sims, however, will enjoy the storms! 15 added to mood. Also, sim's houses can be "flooded" after too much rain. The house will soon be filled with water. Brave sims and Good sims can save the household from drowning, and during floods, sims can leap on tables, chairs, etc in hopes that the water will flush them out. The weather channel will put on warnings a day before severe weather comes. If sims see this warning, they will automously (if you have freewill on) run to get "safety kits", which will help them prevent floods, lightning striking house, etc. It will also provide entertainment if power goes out. (Power goes out when severe weather strikes. If the children are at school when severe weather strikes, they are sent into "tornado/hurricane/etc. mode" and have the option "Follow Teachers Instructions" and Don't Listen To Teacher (gives child detention)". When in that mode, children will not leave the building until the weather ends. If your sims want complete protection from tornados, get them a basement! Be warned though: Basements will flood first if the house in going to flood! Also, sims can get safety kits at any time if you want to stay prepared. Safety kits are free when sims have seen the warning. If not, they are 15 simoleons, so even the poorest sim family can stay prepared. Safety kits will enable new options, such as "Nail Wood to Windows and Doors" and "Cover door cracks with sandbags". Also, there is mild weather too, and it is more frequent. Thunderstorms may cause flooding. Others are fine. :) Also, the weather is more "described".
"There will be some drizzling today, followed by heavy rain, followed by what MIGHT be a hurricane as storms tear through the world. Please go get safety kits NOW, if you dont have any! If there is no hurricane, atleast you are prepared for a delayed one."
Sims will not run and get safety kits if they have them or freewill is off. If freewill is off, and there are no safety kits in the house, Safety kits will be delivered by the mailman, who will run up to the door and your sim can "Reject Safety Kit","Tip 10 Simoeans and Take Safety Kit"(good sims like this), or just "Take Safety Kit".
Note that safety kits DO NOT protect against Eartquakes! Get up to the top floor in earthquakes.

Hehe :) just my ideas.

socherish
31st Aug 2010, 2:59 AM
SIMS3 SEASONS!!


Yes! Floods, tornados, boarding up windows - I would gladly make EA richer to see this in the sims. Drama=Fun. I would buy this in a heartbeat. :bunny:

ynot456234
3rd Sep 2010, 4:27 AM
guys, help me out - i'm usually pretty good at spotting fakes but this looks real

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3903/sims3taster.jpg (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/sims3taster.jpg/)

what do you think - the guys on gamespot seem to think it might be real?? i think you can see a mermaid on it... fanmade, or genuine slip up? apparently its out in june??

This is Not a Rumor, I Was In New york to visit my aunt and it was My Birth day... I Could Chose Whereever to go, and I pick the sims 3 building, She said sure and We drove for 2 hours to the closes one, They were MEAN and Didnt let Us in, ON MY BIRTHDAY :cry: ! but Out side, Next to the wall I saw these 2 dudes smoking and Talking, I over heard them talking about the game... then, Me and My Aunt just went shopping Instead.... so It wasnt That bad of a birthday, I Still had Fun

julia100
4th Sep 2010, 7:28 PM
The first expansion I would LOVE to see would be 'The Sims 3: Farm Life.'
When I downloaded Riverview off thesims3.com, I was excited for a new neighborhood but I found myself rarely using it because although it was meant to be a countryside, small-town kind of neighborhood, there was nothing really except the flatter landscape and useless crop fields that made it distinct from Sunset Valley. That's why I think it would be great to actually put Riverview to use and make it a farm town. Here are my ideas for the expansion:

- A family can own two properties now: one a residential lot and the other a new kind of lot, a 'farm lot.' Sims can travel from home to the farm by car or can walk. Or they farm can be placed beside the home lot. I will explain the reason for two different lots.
- On the farm lots, new actions are available in the buy and build catalog. The build catalog has new features to build barns, new farm-like fences, new harvestable trees and a tool that can make a field for crops.
- A new rabbithole is available. The Farmer's Market. Sims can go there to buy seeds, buy fruits and veggies sell their harvested foods.
- Tractors, ATVs and dirtbikes are now available in the buy catalog. Tractors can be driven around town, as well as used to harvest things like wheat and corn and that.
- Another rabbithole is available. I don't know what to call it, but it is like an animal farm where sims can go to buy animals for their farm. They can buy cows, pigs, horses, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats and rabbits. These animals can be kept in 'pens' that are available in the buy catalog.
- The dogs are not kept in the house; but at the farm because it is a farm dog and will chase off critters like raccoons, gofers, skunks, crows, etc etc that will come and eat the foods. Sometimes cayotes will also come and attempt to get into the pens and eat the lambs or chickens. Or is that too grody? I dunno.
- A sim can also raise animals to be sold to other sims, or they can be kept as pets, or butchered. If you would like to butcher a cow, you sell him back to the rabbithole farm where you got it.
- New trails are available around the town and you can ride your horses there, or your ATVs or dirt bikes.
- Activities like corn-eating contests and other farm-y things are now available

that's all i have for now. sorry if there are giant holes in my idea but im thinking fast cuz i have to go ;;). byebye :)

acid_fairy
4th Sep 2010, 7:37 PM
I ADORE the nursery/day care idea. Fantastic.

Please no farm EP. It would be dull.

TMBrandon
5th Sep 2010, 11:23 PM
I think a few of these addons to Medieval would be good..
Horses and Carriages ~ For Transportation, and maybe the higher the class the better it is? Or more Customization to the Carriage/Horse..
Interactive Roles such as Ambitions~ So we know you can be a knight, fight, etc..But my question is if it is interactive..Like if it were interactive when you fight you have to push arrow keys and such..And when your a blacksmith, to say, or a street stealer..You go around and do the job like Ambitions..But with more features..
Building ~ I think it would be nice to add a building feature, so that it's kind of more realistic..Lets say your class is low, and non-wealthy, then you'd be able to build houses that are rather, old and made out of hay roofs etc..If your in a wealthy class then you can build nearly close to palaces & castles..If your in the royale class then I believe that just says it all..
Class ~ Not sure if it's in-game already but it would be quite great to have...

Pirate Expansion Pack ~ Pretty much like Medieval with all I mentioned there ^ but in Pirate form? You sail ships, find treasure etc..? BUILD A SHIP that would be amazing..
Amusement Park EP ~ Now I for one am I little bit tired of Roller Coaster Tycoon being the leading and mainly only Rollercoaster Simulation out there..With total customization, but not enough..I think if EA took the hands of this to incorporate into Sims 3 it would be epicness..
Features:
~Build Rides - PreBuilt and Customized
~Build Coasters~ PreBuilt and Customized
~Roam Around Town ~ Advertise, Visit around, have a house etc..
~Themepark could be far away from town? - Such as a job but out of town and it's sort of it's own type of world included
~POV - Be able to ride the rides and upload videos of the park etc..
~Normal Sims Features - Build a House, Sleep, Wake Up, Eat etc...
~Economy - When managing the park you will have budgets on certain things etc, like the Architectural Job in Ambitions..
There's Much More...But those are a few...

Sims 3, really needs these:
~ A Mall - Interactive!
~ More Sims - More In-town sims..
~ Interactive School - Take your classes, walk through school, get popular, Like Ambitions Jobs etc..
~ Interactive Theater, Cafe etc..
~ Pets, I'm guessing it's coming soon?
~ Maybe, Just MAYBE a ChatBox of some sort on the actual site or in the game I guess? Sometimes I do get quite lonely playing the game by myself, I usually skype my friends who have the sims 3 and play with them that way :P
~ INTERACTIVE DRIVING - I would love to see us be able to actually drive the vehicles and control them..And maybe if you don't park so well etc..You get tickets and you have to Drivers Ed at school or something..
I know some of the stated, most to be exact may be nearly impossible due to the memory usage it would need and a lot of work to do.. Still full of more ideas..:P Feedback/

fraavio
7th Sep 2010, 11:41 PM
~ Maybe, Just MAYBE a ChatBox of some sort on the actual site or in the game I guess? Sometimes I do get quite lonely playing the game by myself, I usually skype my friends who have the sims 3 and play with them that way :P
~ INTERACTIVE DRIVING - I would love to see us be able to actually drive the vehicles and control them..And maybe if you don't park so well etc..You get tickets and you have to Drivers Ed at school or something..
chatbox? second life is there for that purpose, playing and chatting.
interactive driving? I don't think of sims 3 like a sandbox game per se. by sandbox game I mean gta iv and saints row 2 that have practically no limits for what you can do. sims 3 has. i wouldnt like my sims game to be a gta iv like thing.

enfin.
so far what I've seen for late night is getting me psyched and the stuff from fast lane is what I've been looking for for a while now: rockabilly stuff, old cars, gearhead related stuff. but what I really want back is being able to "build" your own car like in free time, seasons and hopefully more interesting pets. oh, i miss the zombies too.
but even without that i'm pleased with what have so far, whatever comes next is just as good.

maz89
13th Sep 2010, 10:58 PM
So I was playing a married couple in the Sims recently, and come morning (game time), I realised I was very annoyed by the fact that one of my Sims would have to wait to use the shower while the other was using it. I mean, what gives? The couple's married (and happy), and there's plenty of room in the shower. Why not just squeeze f-ing in and save everybody the time?

Ofcourse, that gives rise to the possibility of the couple rubbing soab on each other's backs and to the possibility of morning shower Woohoo, and that makes the whole thing better.

Game needs more interactions like that.

miaoh
14th Sep 2010, 12:26 PM
I would also like to see a bunk bed. Having kids in the sims always take up so much space -- bunk beds. Think about all the room you would have left.

Mia138
14th Sep 2010, 12:34 PM
I would like to see EA give a little more thought to the privacy ideas they have in any future expansions. Is it just me or is it totally unreasonable that two sims in the same family can't shower in the same bathroom at the same time? I end up having to build ridiculous numbers of bathrooms to get my families showered and ready for school in the mornings.
Maybe my RL family are extra laid back or something but we rarely locked the bathroom door and quite often would have someone in the shower at the same time as someone was brushing their teeth etc?
Of course, I'd love the joint shower option that Maz mentioned too but I can't see EA ever doing anything like that because alot of prudes would think thats 'unsuitable' for this game and EA do seem to be exceptionally prudish.

WoohooAndTheCity
14th Sep 2010, 11:30 PM
I would like to see EA give a little more thought to the privacy ideas they have in any future expansions. Is it just me or is it totally unreasonable that two sims in the same family can't shower in the same bathroom at the same time? I end up having to build ridiculous numbers of bathrooms to get my families showered and ready for school in the mornings.
Maybe my RL family are extra laid back or something but we rarely locked the bathroom door and quite often would have someone in the shower at the same time as someone was brushing their teeth etc?
Of course, I'd love the joint shower option that Maz mentioned too but I can't see EA ever doing anything like that because alot of prudes would think thats 'unsuitable' for this game and EA do seem to be exceptionally prudish.

I know, they should be able to shower together and woohoo wherever. On top of the table, under the table, in the car, in a bathroom stall, in the kitchen of a restaurant and on a park bench.

It'll be awesome if the sims had more freedom.

tizerist
18th Sep 2010, 3:20 PM
I really miss weather. Sometimes, when I play Oblivion, you can stop and stare at the weather, I particularly like potential rain.
I can't wait to have a hood in constant rainfall. Somone uploaded an icy hood recently, and it reminded me of TS2 Three Lakes. I miss having a snowy town as well.

TMBrandon
19th Sep 2010, 4:30 PM
I ADORE the nursery/day care idea. Fantastic.

Please no farm EP. It would be dull. Actually Farm EP can be interesting if you mix it up like EA does. You have the basics like they said above. Then you add Free Time in it, with little tweaks like the country fair, rodeo show, etc..A small little town with like 4 story high buildings reflecting off a little mainstreet. Then you add in Seasons, Snow Storm, TORNADOES, Hurricanes etc...But then again, The EP should revolve around Weather and you get like 2 or 4 Exclusive towns.. There's a tropical town, a farm town, a mountain town and a mixed town. And depending in which town you choose is the type of weather you get. Tropical town, hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes etc. Farm town, heavy snow, floods by the river, tornadoes etc..Mountain town, avalanches , blizzards etc.. Mixed town all of the above. And then like with each town theirs new abilities and characteristics and LTW according too. So like farm town you can go to country fair etc..And have the ltw to be a professional horse rider or biggest ranch in town. Tropical town, Extra Popular, Surfer woman, build beach houses, go to the themepark, a new characteristic of a total brat or something. Then mountain town,go skiing, go snowboarding, hunt for deer etc..Build cottages, LTW, Professional Hunter, Go to Winter Olympics. And then the mixed town would have all of the above. Then you can add in other stuff such as the Pets EP into it and have your pets roam around and go to the vet and stuff..

And for the University EP, you could slack off and throw parties, and you could actually interact with the classes you take and stuff. And get your masters or regular degree and become a professor at Adult age. But you would have to graduate from college, like if your a partier you keep slacking off in class and falling a sleep and stuff..New Characteristics could be Drinker, Nocturnal, Lady Bug etc.. And their could be a LTW to be the best Beer Ponger on campus or something..

acid_fairy
19th Sep 2010, 5:44 PM
Actually Farm EP can be interesting if you mix it up like EA does. You have the basics like they said above. Then you add Free Time in it, with little tweaks like the country fair, rodeo show, etc..A small little town with like 4 story high buildings reflecting off a little mainstreet. Then you add in Seasons, Snow Storm, TORNADOES, Hurricanes etc...But then again, The EP should revolve around Weather and you get like 2 or 4 Exclusive towns.. There's a tropical town, a farm town, a mountain town and a mixed town. And depending in which town you choose is the type of weather you get. Tropical town, hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes etc. Farm town, heavy snow, floods by the river, tornadoes etc..Mountain town, avalanches , blizzards etc.. Mixed town all of the above. And then like with each town theirs new abilities and characteristics and LTW according too. So like farm town you can go to country fair etc..And have the ltw to be a professional horse rider or biggest ranch in town. Tropical town, Extra Popular, Surfer woman, build beach houses, go to the themepark, a new characteristic of a total brat or something. Then mountain town,go skiing, go snowboarding, hunt for deer etc..Build cottages, LTW, Professional Hunter, Go to Winter Olympics. And then the mixed town would have all of the above. Then you can add in other stuff such as the Pets EP into it and have your pets roam around and go to the vet and stuff..


I just don't think the idea of a rural EP would ever appeal to me. I loved Seasons for the weather, but I never got into gardening and fishing and all such associated stuff. Same with TS3 gardening and fishing. Perhaps because there's not much use for it. If they could make special meals that gave them special abilities for a certain time, then that would be cool. However, making a meal with an apple a sim has grown themselves has no benefits over one bought from the store.

olomaya
21st Sep 2010, 5:14 AM
I just don't think the idea of a rural EP would ever appeal to me. I loved Seasons for the weather, but I never got into gardening and fishing and all such associated stuff. Same with TS3 gardening and fishing. Perhaps because there's not much use for it. If they could make special meals that gave them special abilities for a certain time, then that would be cool. However, making a meal with an apple a sim has grown themselves has no benefits over one bought from the store.

Agreed. A farm EP sounds terribly dull to me. Just seems like a lot of tedious, repetitive actions that will leave my Sim smelly, exhausted and cranky at the end of the day. I need something fun for them to do.

I wasn't crazy about Free Time (just a glorified stuff pack, in my opinion) but I would like some kind of activities/sports/hobbies EP in the future. It's high time we got some sports in the Sims.

I'm all for the nursery/day care idea. I'd also like the the "watch kids" feature back from Apartment Life. Why hire a babysitter when we have this new open world and my Sims' parents are retired and just sitting at home watching the Yummy Channel?

Really, all I want for Christmas is OfB 2.0. That would make my day/week/year. Being able to open and run our own businesses expanded the game so much for me and it was something that kept growing as each new EP came out following it.

I didn't hate Uni. It just got really repetitive and tedious really quickly. I liked the bridge it provided between being a teenager and adulthood, and ability to slack off, sleep around, enjoy life and skill up before having to get a job, get married and start popping out kids. I wouldn't mind seeing some version of it return so long as:

a) we can place universities in our own neighborhoods (just say no to loading screens);
b) any adult can go to college full-time or part-time; and
c) they shorten the amt of time Sims spend at college and add way more majors

I need shower woohoo like I need bunk beds, as in badly. The opportunity to take care of hygeine, fun and social for TWO Sims at once would be great. The fact that we're on the second sequel and have still yet to see bunk beds is kind of an insult to the community.

Captain THPS4
21st Sep 2010, 11:46 AM
Since we already have more than enough goal-based gameplay thanks to WA and Ambitions, EA definitely needs to make the next two or three more simulation-based. They're going in the right direction with Late Night. Now we need more stuff that sims can do with their families because pretty much everything in the first 3 EPs are things only adults and teens can do. Just thinking along the lines of new objects alone would make TS3 a lot less dull:

-Mechanical bull
-DJ booth
-Bunk beds
-Murphy bed
-Sky diving and scuba tank simulators from Superstar
-Obstacle course
-Ownable helicopter
-Air hockey table
-Railroad set (maybe even give us the ability to customize them a bit?)
-R/C cars, helicopters, planes, boats
-Soccer net
-Volleyball net
-Hockey net
-Skateboard/snowboard halfpipe
-Basketball hoop (pretty typical to see these in the driveways of suburbia, really need to be brought back)
-Curling rink (new lot type?)
-Bowling alley (new lot type?)
-Mini-golf (new lot type?)
-Tennis court (new lot type?)
-Sewing/Pottery (new lot type? For community clubs)
-Karaoke machine (karaoke bar = new lot type?)
-Ballet bar (dance studio = new lot type?)
-Ant farm (great for kids)
-Carousel (Sound effects for them can be found in the fog emitter...)
-Monkey bars
-Jungle gym (Playground could be new lot type)
-Board games
-DVD games like Scene It?
-Parodies of Rock Band/Guitar Hero
-Vending machines
-Claw machine
-Ping-pong table
-Sim-sized hamster wheel (this was in TS2 for consoles, see trailer)
-Rollerskating/iceskating rink
-Carnival games complete with prize booth (bring back the stuffed penguin!!)
-Amusement park rides
-Poker table
-Slot machines
-Bee farm
-Pirate ship from Bon Voyage
-Fire dance mat
-Archery
-Log rolling
-Kites
-Wishing well
-Surf machine

Speaking of surfing, that could be a new skill if they ever plan to tweak the water physics and include swimming. You could use the surf machine until you get to level 3 when you need to catch some actual waves to get higher. Then at level 7 you can start your own surfing school and it would be like one of the Ambitions professions except you're not ascending a career ladder. The higher your skill level, the more tricks your sims can pull off. Maybe at level 10 your sim can even get into tandem surfing (surfing with a partner on the same board). A new "surf spot" lot type could be implemented where only sims with at least 6 surfing skill points show up, so you can have secret surf spots for the hardcore. Sims can also enter surfing competitions and maybe even get sponsored, adding another way to make money. You'd also be able to use CASt to customize your surfboard and there could be a feature that works like the tattoo system except you're working with logos (they can also be applied to shirts). It would also be possible to name your boards and have friendships like we can now with cars. Having a good friendship with your board decreases the chance of your sim failing to pull off tricks. Sims with the soul surfer trait can name their boards instantly. I think maybe the friendship with our sims' surfboards should be displayed in the skill journal though, I find it weird to see cars in the friendship panel alongside sims.

Another new skill could be comedian. It could work similar to the band system in Late Night where you can do gigs and have multiple members be a part of your routine. This would be another way to become a celebrity and you can hold autograph sessions just like with a few of the base game careers.

There also need to be more interactions that are more than just reusing the talk animations for a slightly different purpose. How about bringing back pillow fights (as long as they're confined to bedrooms like the TS2 MATY mod), kicky bag, water balloon fights, gift giving, and dancing contests? There isn't as much to do with other sims, but thankfully again Late Night is a slight step in the right direction.

TyairRamosPerez
27th Sep 2010, 12:43 AM
for those who havent noticed, EA seems like they are all about the money!When and if they bring back those expansions, it will only cost more money for the features you so called want!

olomaya
27th Sep 2010, 12:51 AM
for those who havent noticed, EA seems like they are all about the money!When and if they bring back those expansions, it will only cost more money for the features you so called want!

You mean...we'd have to pay???? :blink: When did this practice of money in exchange for goods and services start?

kittielickie
27th Sep 2010, 1:00 AM
there are so many great things from the sims 1 and 2 that could be put into the sims 3 to add to the fun. I do miss Witches and magic. I missed the dragon from the sims 1. The roller coaster that was in magic town. that was great.

christmas fear
27th Sep 2010, 1:35 AM
i really think that pets is next. all over the sims 3 forums.. they're talking about weather being 'next, no matter what'. but they are close minded individuals. they won't even consider the possibility of pets before weather. uhh, even though with the sims 2.. before weather we got pets.

olomaya
27th Sep 2010, 2:07 AM
i really think that pets is next. all over the sims 3 forums.. they're talking about weather being 'next, no matter what'. but they are close minded individuals. they won't even consider the possibility of pets before weather. uhh, even though with the sims 2.. before weather we got pets.

Well I think the Seasons fervor has picked up recently based on an snippet from one of the Late Night previews in which a TS3 producer says that they wanted to include weather as a feature in LN but didn't want to half-ass it (I will not touch that) so they decided to shelve it for this EP to focus on it for a future EP. Many people are taking that as an indication that weather is going to be the focus of the next EP after Late Night.

christmas fear
27th Sep 2010, 2:27 AM
Well I think the Seasons fervor has picked up recently based on an snippet from one of the Late Night previews in which a TS3 producer says that they wanted to include weather as a feature in LN but didn't want to half-ass it (I will not touch that) so they decided to shelve it for this EP to focus on it for a future EP. Many people are taking that as an indication that weather is going to be the focus of the next EP after Late Night.

i know that, but that doesn't really mean anything. they said they were going to put rain in the sims 2 base game, but it wasn't really a sign of anything. we didn't get seasons until the 5th expansion of the sims 2.

all of these "signs" (with the fog machine and whatnot) are just "teasers". weather is obviously coming, but nobody can say for sure when. on the sims 3 forums, they are acting like that whole thing about asking melanie lam about weather (and what she said about it for late night) was "confirmation" that weather would be next. i just highly doubt it. not only that, but she easily could've lied to hype people up about it.

they also don't use "signs" to point to the direction of the next expansion, anyway. not that i can see. :wtf:

who knew that we were getting ambitions after world adventures? not even i could see that one coming from a mile away.