High HubkinOctober 1, 2019 at 12:22 amHub Points2384
My [b]favorite[/b] thing about the Sims is the storyline. Some of the most popular Sims stories that many Simmers know about revolve around the stories that the premade Sims have from TS2 (Fortune and Romance & Strangetown, Here We Come to name two), because everyone knows the Sims since everyone who played the game started with them. In fact, for the past 6 years, I have only really played the premade Sims from TS2’s Veronaville (my picture is of Benedick Monty) and TS3’s Sunset Valley & Riverview. I am not at all alone in this, as a ton of Simmers that I follow on Tumblr also still play TS2’s base neighborhoods and the game has been out for 15 years now.
It takes a lot of modding to rotate in Sims 3, so players never got the chance to really properly play out the premade’s storylines. The Sims 4 threw the entire storyline in the trash can and just remade some of the Sims with names people are familiar with and some other Sims for which, from my understanding, their story does not intertwine at all with their neighbors.
In any case, in the Sims 2, you had the option to create your own neighborhood easily in the game without Sims (well, it took a little extra steps to make it completely blank without Townies). In the Sims 3 you are able to delete all the Sims in the World with a mod. I do not know what the Sims 4 is like, but I’m sure there’s a way to accomplish this.
I think it would be very unfair to [b]not[/b] have premade Sims with good, [b]intertwining[/b] storylines because it doesn’t take [I]that[/I] much effort to accomplish. I think it is one of the easiest ways to foster a community as it brings a whole slew of topics for which people can go, “What did YOU do with so and so?”
If you were just saying that it should be an option (that can be accomplished easily without mods), I totally agree. I know not everyone wants to play the premades, or doesn’t want to all the time. It’s weird that it would be so difficult to accomplish. I’m sorry I’m so triggered by your idea, I just feel very strongly about being able to start with premades. I don’t want to have to build a whole neighborhood.4+