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Old 29th Mar 2018, 3:54 AM #2451
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I really doubt that it was an exec who told them to put all their efforts into talking toilets, angry pooping, cat hats shaped like toast and trees that look like oversized feather dusters.


You may be right, but we're talking about a game where sims sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and London Bridges in simlish. So does it really matter who thought talking toilets was a good idea? From where I'm sitting, all of them belong in Romper Room.

I keep saying that TS4 can't get any worse and somehow team TS4 always manages to find a way to lower the bar or standard. Along those lines, it is now being permitted for YIBS to create clickbait videos for so-called TS5. To cover their asses, they say it was a April Fools joke. I never knew April Fools happened in the middle of March. For all my years I always thought it was April 1st.

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Old 29th Mar 2018, 4:17 AM #2452
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I really doubt that it was an exec who told them to put all their efforts into talking toilets, angry pooping, cat hats shaped like toast and trees that look like oversized feather dusters.

TBH, the execs would blindly tell them to do whatever the "focus group" data showed would make them the most money, so if that somehow said talking toilets and angry poops, they absolutely would...

The biggest problem is that the Sims 4 team surrounds themselves with yes men, which I assume also includes people chosen to participate in their focus groups. If you gather a bunch of lap dogs together and give them free shit they're going to love whatever crap you shove in front of them no matter how mind numbingly useless, childish, or shallow it is.
Old 29th Mar 2018, 8:41 AM #2453
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Well... what if the focus group data shows a desire for well-dressed zombies?
Old 29th Mar 2018, 9:31 AM #2454
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Well... what if the focus group data shows a desire for well-dressed zombies?

Consider it the next game pack, and another two stuff packs.
Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:21 AM #2455
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And neither of them with a wolf suit with a gun... 'cause violence?
Old 29th Mar 2018, 12:35 PM #2456
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And neither of them with a wolf suit with a gun... 'cause violence?

Wolf suit is likely. One of the head designers is clearly a furry. We've gotten enough animal costumes to make it obvious.
Old 29th Mar 2018, 6:12 PM #2457
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Cool. I bet it won't look like the one I'm thinking of though... heheh...
Old 30th Mar 2018, 4:05 AM #2458
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Cool. I bet it won't look like the one I'm thinking of though... heheh...

Unless you're a 12 year old furry, I can guarantee it isn't.
Old 30th Mar 2018, 4:59 AM #2459
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I don’t think it’s a case of execs pushing them to include incredibly stupid addictions. I doubt execs case about the finer details like that, but likely care much more about broad picture and things that are trendy (that won’t be in 6 months).

It’s the senior devs (who aren’t the suits) that are the problem. It has always been said that on game development teams? anyone could design a game - technically yes, but anyone can also do art, but the quality will vary.

The team, from what they put out, don’t understand the Sims and what makes it interesting. If the team has a solid idea of what made the Sims fun, they wouldn’t need to resort to novelty additions, like several collections, multiple food dishes, overblown skills, superficial traits, etc..

This is in opposition to worthwhile features that have a degree of depth or something that’s at least somewhat complex in nature.

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Old 30th Mar 2018, 5:07 AM #2460
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Frosting to hide a pretty bad cake. LOL
Old 30th Mar 2018, 7:29 AM #2461
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A dull cake with 5/6 insects (game bugs) to be precise hidden by the frosting top..
Old 30th Mar 2018, 8:37 AM #2462
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A dull cake with 5/6 insects (game bugs) to be precise hidden by the frosting top..

And it isn't even decent frosting, It's that cheap tasting butter cream grocery store frosting. And the entire cake is decorated to look like dead or dying memes :\

Then it's posted on Instagram :v
Old 30th Mar 2018, 11:25 AM #2463
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And it isn't even decent frosting, It's that cheap tasting butter cream grocery store frosting. And the entire cake is decorated to look like dead or dying memes :\

Then it's posted on Instagram :v


LOL I was going include something about the quality of the frosting in my original comment.
Old 30th Mar 2018, 6:58 PM #2464
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You know.... Not that long ago I was making the analogy of equating TS4 to a Shit cupcake. No matter how colorful and covered in sprinkles, it's still taste like shit. of course someone took offence and asked me why I bother posting here because they mistakenly thought I hated the Sims (I don't hate the sims... I despise EA for what they did to The Sims). So it doesn't surprise me that someone else is seeing what I was getting at. Frosting with bugs, that is exactly what TS4 and all its content is. Facade.... Frosting...covering up that crappy work, gaming system, and excuses used by gurus as to why this rendition of the Sims is soooooo F'kin terrible.

Why would anyone continue to pay for a Cheap buttercream frosted Shit Cupcake??? I need a drink
Old 30th Mar 2018, 7:47 PM #2465
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Why would anyone continue to pay for a Cheap buttercream frosted Shit Cupcake??? I need a drink

Careful with that, I had to stop drinking because between TS4 and Drumpf, companies weren't producing enough alcohol to keep up with me :v

Still seems to be plenty of popcorn though
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 7:58 PM #2466
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Careful with that, I had to stop drinking because between TS4 and Trump, companies weren't producing enough alcohol to keep up with me :v


Right!!!??? The Sims being the one place to escape the ridiculousness of real life (Orange cheeto man in charge) and it's just as bad as real life.
Old 30th Mar 2018, 8:04 PM #2467
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Right!!!??? The Sims being the one place to escape the ridiculousness of real life (Orange cheeto man in charge) and it's just as bad as real life.

[HYSTERICAL ALCOHOLISM]
Old 30th Mar 2018, 8:14 PM #2468
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[HYSTERICAL ALCOHOLISM]


( loud crash) Well shit, I just fell out of my chair
Old 30th Mar 2018, 9:49 PM #2469
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<<<party-pooper-modus activated! I miss The Receptacle. I could place all my snark adressed towards EA and gurus in there and actually find out if there was something new regarding a GP or EP in matrix's threads instead of having to look it up on a**-kissing simsvip because you guys talk about... Alcoholism? Orange Cheeto Man?! People falling off of chairs and those are probably not even musical???!!!!
I've really considered trying to get the point, but.. orange Cheeto Man... This sounds too much like a horrible idea for a Jessica Jones villain.
Old 30th Mar 2018, 10:03 PM #2470
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<<<party-pooper-modus activated! I miss The Receptacle. I could place all my snark adressed towards EA and gurus in there and actually find out if there was something new regarding a GP or EP in matrix's threads instead of having to look it up on a**-kissing simsvip because you guys talk about... Alcoholism? Orange Cheeto Man?! People falling off of chairs and those are probably not even musical???!!!!
I've really considered trying to get the point, but.. orange Cheeto Man... This sounds too much like a horrible idea for a Jessica Jones villain.



Ahhhhhhh I'm sorry!!! Nothing new from EA other than the elusive assumption that they have new stuff for TS4. We were all making our assumptions and well.... it's Friday, I have the day off and thought it would be fun to joke around with my fellow MTS simmer peeps.

I apologize for being off topic. Since I'm on the floor...I might as well play with the cat. Cheers.
Old 30th Mar 2018, 10:19 PM #2471
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Unless you're a 12 year old furry, I can guarantee it isn't.


Beh. I was thinking of the one in that "Gone Too Far Too" video. The gun would probably sour the deal for most I guess.
Old 31st Mar 2018, 4:59 PM #2472
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Speaking of zombies, let's hypothetically discuss how zombies could (not will) be implemented. I'm interesting into hearing thoughts and sharing my own ideas (also, as a mod request?)

I expect somehow a lot trait that would trigger an a apocalypse or I dunno a disease or whatever that once injected into some sim, (s)he will spread (kind of like the scenario with grand vampire bitting in TS2) and thus eventually an apocalypse will start. Zombies should be dangerious, i.e. infecting other sims into zombism (initiated through a fight interaction regardless of the relationship between human) and thus the transformation is irreversible, no antidote to cure a sim (If the series wasn't rated, zombies should be homicidal and eat babies&tots). And not like those stupid zombies from TS3 that fail because they couldn't stand the victim screaming at them in fear?). The Physical attribute and fitness skill should be the determining factor If a sim manages to survive without being bitten. Also, guns that at least tranquilize zombie-infected beings. Vegatarian sims should only be the one's that turn into plant-eating-rodents or have that trait be eradicated once a sim turns into a zombie.
Old 31st Mar 2018, 11:46 PM #2473
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An example of why separating the different supernaturals into different packs is not a bad idea - I love vampires (already done), and would welcome witches (in fact my favorite supernatural), but can't stand zombies. But maybe someone else hates vampires, and loves zombies. We could both be happy that way.
Old 1st Apr 2018, 12:44 AM #2474
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Honestly, apart from playing vampires of TS4 and witches, most of the time they are just cosmetic. Everybody loves witches because they are really the game change on a significant effect: break equipment/plumbing or the fabric of stop time, clear up puddles or just extinguish the fire, make sim feel a certain way, revive the dead or just teleport. I mean they are the most successful life states been in the game because their abilities are worth something. In the past games, zombies are just portrayed creatures from a children's fairytale and werewolves are just... idk, they lacked something that particularly in TS2 befriending a leader of the pack glowing eye dog thing isn't just worth the hassle to attempt it to bite your sim for the sake of lycanthropy. Genies and Plumbots and maybe Fairy seem promising in TS3 (yet to play those), Servos are cool, but others aren't that much filled with depth.
Old 1st Apr 2018, 5:39 AM #2475
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Well if they do make a zombie pack, they should include the suit that the singing zombie from "Gone Too Far Too" wore and the simple werewolf costume for kids. I mean... it would look so cute, though I dunno if Wingdog Studios would take too kindly to that.
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