SimGuruSarah will be taking over The Sims 3 Twitter Account on Wednesday September 11th, to answer questions about the final stuff pack for The Sims 3 Series. If you have a twitter account, be sure you follow both Sarah and The Sims!
For those of you who may have seen a fake “PC Gamer” article stating that you will be able to “Solo Woohoo” in The Sims 4, please know that this is absolutely false. (Confirmed by SimGuruGrant) As a matter of fact, anything from that article (pictured below) is not to be taken seriously at all.
When new games are in the making, it’s typical to see people using their spare time creatively, and the result is rumors, lies, and false expectations. This is the #1 reason why I have refrained from posting any “leaks” or “rumors” be it real or not.
Contrary to what some in the community believe, I am not on a gag order by EA. Instead, I choose to avoid losing credibility by rushing to post rumors, or asinine articles like the one below. Like I said a while back, this is the first transition into a new series for SimsVIP, so I am taking every precaution to ensure nothing false, spreads as fact.
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One of the biggest new features that will come with Sims 4 are emotions. Sims are no longer keeping their feelings to themselves, they show you if they are happy, sad or angry. This shows in their faces as well as in the way they walk.
Grant Rodiek (SimGuruGrant) introduced us to the topic. You can get a first impression yourself by watching the second part on the official Sims 4 Gameplay Video which shows part of what we got to see too.
Head in game or in store to snatch up these two freebies while you can! In addition to these freebies, The “Forest Bedroom” set is on sale for 390 simpoints.
Jill Johnson (SimGuruJill) showed us the the most important chances and then we got to try CAS on the computer ourselves.
The new CAS looks very lean and with only a few controls which gives you a bit of a scare at first. The biggest change is that there are (hardly) any sliders anymore. Everything is manipulated directly on the Sim itself.
You can see how that works in the official Sims 4 gameplay video
At SimsCamp and the German community event at Gamescom we had ample time to test the upcoming expansion pack Into the Future. We did have to share computers but it was interesting to look over the shoulder of other players and watch what they were doing.
The new expansions comes with many new, futuristic objects and is a mix of World Adventures and a conventional expansion pack. Traveling to and from the future is probably based on the same (buggy) system as World Adventures and University Life.
Contrary to both the older expansions, your sims can stay in the future as long as they want. I did not find a possibility to leave a Sim in the future and travel back home though and it seems you can’t change the active family either while you’re in the future. What you can do is travel the future with only part of your household. Time in the present is stopped while your in the future
My first thought when I saw the teaser cow photo was that the cattle puns would be flying, and the udderly ridiculous amounts of cheese would make even the most lactose-tolerant reach for the Lactaid. I have not been disappointed on that level, and often find myself MOOved to come up with a few of my own. Of course, I have to be careful not to milk this too much, as overuse of puns can lead one to being bucked off the good side of people and facing a stampede of complaints. So, alas, I am forced to lasso that tendency before it gets me cow tipped.