A couple months ago, I was happy to present an idea for the club system from The Sims 4 Get Together. With a bit of imagination and some knowledge of the tools included in that pack, you could sort of take your sims to college. Now it’s only natural that after they obtained their education that they will venture into work life… sort of. I’m going to show you how to follow your sims to work using that very same game play to mimic an “office life experience”.
To show you how that can be done, I decided to use my simself and made him create a new club. Now it’s important that the sim you’re playing with is the club leader, or your co-workers won’t do what they’re supposed to do. It’s also more fun when you’re the boss. 😎
I then built this cool workplace for us. I figured since it’s a start up company, we could only afford an office above a coffee shop. I set this as the default meeting place for the club. Now that we’re all here it’s time to get to work.
To make everyone work (or pretend like they’re working), I set both writing and coding as club activities. That way, as soon as you start the club meeting, sims will go to a computer and start doing their thing. I gotta say, it looks pretty cool!
If you want to be more strict, you can discourage things like socializing or even eating during work hours. Also I strongly recommend that you lock the door to everyone but your club or you’ll see strangers coming in to hang out and use computers.
When you think sims deserve a break, you can send them off for lunchtime. This is when you remove writing and coding from the encouraged activities list and replace them with eating and drinking coffee. You can even add those previous “work” activities to the banned list, so there is no chance they will be at their desks. After that, it’s back to the grind.
This system is far from perfect, but trust me, it’s still a lot of fun to play. Better yet, sims actually make money from writing and coding, so it really is like they’re at work. Also, you can take everyone for happy hour afterwards to work on their friendships. As you The Office fans know, there’s nothing better than office pranks (which, I’ll remind you, can be encouraged!).
So this has been my experience trying to recreate a work environment experience with The Sims 4. I encourage you guys to give it a try, it can be a lot of fun. If you need help with the clubs system, make sure you check out SimsVIP Get Together game guide. And if you want to download the lot, I uploaded it to the gallery as the Downstairs Café.