How did I get to this point? I’m honestly very surprised. I usually played my sims families for a few months only and then I got bored of them. But Roses, oh dear, that’s different.
On this day one year ago, I reinstalled all Sims 3 expansions and stuff packs I have and decided to start a legacy challenge. Yeah, I actually followed some rules. My founder Amelia started very poor with a small house. The rules I followed said the spouse can’t be created by me so she married a townie (to this day I can’t understand why him but…okay). And I decided that the heirs will be girls. Whoops. But I mean, there’s finally a female heir for gen 5! :D As you can probably tell, with time I dropped all the rules and the only thing I decided to do was just having fun and doing what I feel like doing, which is how I play to this day and is the reason why I never finish any sims challenge. The rules.
I love these guys so much, it’s actually crazy. So yeah. Thanks for ruining my life, guys. Just kidding, I really love them and they’re not ruining my life, I ruin theirs.
I think one of the reasons why I’m still playing them is that you guys can see them and read what they’re up to and somehow that really motivates me to go on. Thank you for being here with me :)
Here’s to another year of mess and Doctor Who references I’m not sorry about! :D
1. What’s your favorite sims death? The
fly one in sims 2 – mostly because I completely did not expect all those flies
to rise up and kill me.
2. Alpha CC or Maxis Match? I am mostly
alpha. I still like a lot of the clay male hairs and I try to have everything
in my lots/clothes have simlish or no words at all. I have so much cc that I
need to recolor T-T
3. Do you cheat when your sims gain weight? No, because I micromanage my sims into
having routines when I play.
4. Do you use move objects? Only EVERY TIME I’M IN BUILD MODE.
5. Favorite mod? MC
Command Center, Pose player, Wicked Whims :X
6. First expansion/game/stuff pack you got? I bought the Sims 3
bundle with Late Night and some other thing I can’t remember. It’s been a while
7. Do you pronounce “live mode” like aLIVE or LIVing? LIVE. As in:
8. Who’s your favorite sim that you’ve made? Allison Katz or Sophia
Castellanos. I don’t mess with offspring faces.
9. Have you made a simself? Yes, she rarely pops up around my game so
it’s a treat to see her. HEY THAT’S ME! GET OUT OF THE SHOT, ME!
10. What sim traits do you give yourself? I think I gave myself hot-headed, geeky,
11. Which is your favorite EA hair color? Black or Dark Brown
12. Favorite EA hair? Short,
13. Favorite life stage? Young Adult, I guess. Full options, none of
the slight wrinkles.
14. Are you a builder or are you in it for the gameplay? I do all of it at some
point. Right now, I’m in story-mode.
15. Are you a CC creator? Not a very good one. Most
of the nice stuff I have for download are conversions.
16. Do you have any simblr friends/a sim squad? I don’t know what a
simssquad is but it sounds funny. Friends, I have some of those, yes.
17. What’s your favorite game? (1, 2, 3, or 4) 4 doesn’t take me hours to load and hasn’t
eaten my computer yet, so Imma go with 4.
18. Do you have any sims merch? Aside from the games, no.
19. Do you have a YouTube for sims? Nope. That’d be the most boring youtube
20. How has your “sim style” changed throughout your years of
more family-oriented and have started playing through generations instead of
just one sim. I also take waaaaay more screenshots because of tumblr.
23. How long have you had a simblr? Almost
two years now!
24. How do you edit your pictures? I’m
usually pretty lazy with editing my pictures. I use one of three
shadow/highlights settings that I’ve saved, run it through topaz clarity/detail
depending on how I’m feeling and then put on a analog filter preset that I’ve saved
in Nik Collection for posts. It takes me a couple of minutes. On single photos,
I’m usually experimenting with stuff. Sometimes I even find something that I
save to keep using!
25. What expansion/game/stuff pack do you want next? S
E A S O N S. SEASONSSEASONSSEASONS.
25. What expansion/game/stuff pack is your favorite so far? Get
As I mentioned in my new video, The Sims 4 is almost two years old, which means it’s roughly halfway through it’s generational cycle. Many have noticed that we only have two expansions now, compared to the four we had when TS2 and TS3 were two years old.
This means that if The Sims 4 continues to develop at the current rate, there will only ever be four or five expansions. It’s important to note that The Sims 5 has not been announced (and may never be made). The Sims and The Sims 2 lasted for four years, and The Sims 3 lasted for five, so The Sims 4 could possibly last for four, five or even six years. Even so, EA would have to double the rate of production and it still wouldn’t even approach the amount of packs we had during the last generation (The Sims 3 had eleven expansions in five years).
While The Sims 4 only has two expansions after two years, there are already eight stuff packs and three game packs. The Sims 2 and 3 only had nine stuff packs total, and no game packs.
What do you guys think? Do you think that the game packs and more frequent stuff packs make up for the lack of expansions?
Why Pets and Seasons May Be a Long Way Away (Long Post):
Ok so I have already seen some people complaining about the fact that we are getting this City Life pack over something like Pets or Seasons, so I’d just like to point something out:
Unleashed was the 5th (expansion) pack for the Sims 1 and was released 2 years after the base game.
Pets was the 4th (expansion) pack for the Sims 2 and was released 2 years after the base game. Seasons was the 5th (expansion) pack for the Sims 2 and was released 3 years after the base game.
Pets was the 5th expansion pack for the Sims 3 (9th pack including stuff packs) and was released 2 years after the base game. Seasons was the 8th expansion pack for the Sims 3 (15th pack including stuff packs) and was released 3 years after the base game.
At the moment for Sims 4 we are at expansion pack #3 (counting City Life) and pack #14 (counting City Life) and are 2 years on from the base game release (Sep 2nd in NA, 5th for Europe). If we look at the releases for the past games Pets has previously been around the 4th or 5th pack whilst Seasons has been a much later pack.
Of course with the Sims 4 having both Stuff Packs (something that the Sims 1 didn’t have) and Game Packs (which Sims 2 and 3 didn’t have) and the fact that EA like to make money it will most likely be a much longer wait than the 2/3 years of the past installments of the game.
Looking at the past TS4 releases so far there is this pattern:
GP (Outdoor Retreat, Jan ‘15), EP (Get To Work, April ‘15), SP (Luxury Party, May ‘15), SP (Perfect Patio, June ‘15), GP (Spa Day, Jul ‘15), SP (Cool Kitchen, Aug ‘15), SP (Spooky Stuff, Sep ‘15), EP (Get Together, Dec ‘15), SP (Movie Hangout, Jan ‘16), SP (Romantic Garden, Feb ‘16), GP (Dine Out, June ‘16), SP (Kids Stuff, June ‘16) SP (Backyard Stuff, July ‘16) and now another EP (City Life, TBD).
There is a very clear pattern (if you ignore the first 2 releases) of there being 2 stuff packs, a game pack, 2 stuff packs, an expansion pack then back to the beginning. This means that if Pets is to be the 4th expansion pack, and if EA continue with this pattern, then we will have to wait 4 more stuff packs and another game pack.
Now EA may change the pattern and release expansion packs more frequently and in that case then Pets and Seasons may be sooner than this shows but if EA does continue the way it is then people may be complaining about not getting what they want for a little while longer.
*EDIT: Also I was just thinking, EA may also not introduce Pets or Seasons in an expansion pack like in the past, but instead in a game or stuff pack, so if they do decide that route then again they may come sooner than we think.
(All info taken from Wikipedia, if anything is incorrect please let me know. Release dates based on UK release dates)
THE SIMS 4 LUXURY PARTY STUFF RELEASES MAY 19th WORLDWIDE!
*The Sims 4 LP Stuff will cost $9.99 USD and will be available via digital download only*
Past stuff packs featured new clothing and furniture themed around a specific idea. But with The Sims 4 stuff packs, new gameplay is being added to the mix!
Luxury Party Stuff is all about high end, red carpet, party ‘til dawn bashes that require – nay, demand – all the trappings and majesty of the right crowd. The pack features stunning dresses, suits, makeup, and accessories for the Sims in your neighborhoods. You’re really able to set the scene with pulsing, glowing, beat-magnifying objects like a new bar, sculptures, and killer lighting that’ll be perfect for revising your neighborhood’s local lounges and bars.
The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff has two awesome new gameplay objects that are essential for throwing a fantastic party. Firstly, the banquet table, which you can fill with recipes your Sims prepare themselves, or quickly stock it with new appetizers. Nobody should party on an empty stomach. The second object is the new food/drink fountain, which you can place on top of your banquet table. Streaming from the top are all sorts of delicious things to consume, including rich, decadent chocolate (perfect for strawberries) and several other delightful delicacies. There’s even room for mischief and more, especially for Sims gifted in the Culinary and Mixology skills!
The party begins next week. Assemble your posse of style-inclined friends and join the luxury party.