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    Similar to the Sims 4 calendar, the ability to add holidays based on your country/religion and what you celebrate. Maybe an ability to save custom holidays or calendars so you don’t have to re-type them every new save. So maybe a calendar setting that’s universal rather than save based. Also smart birthdays so a Parafolks birthday is automatically added to the calendar so we can celebrate (even if aging is off) My biggest pet peeve in Sims 4 is having to spend ages retyping and rearranging the holidays to be what I want every time I start a new playthrough.

    MagaCarter replied 3 years, 8 months ago 7 Members · 11 Replies
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  • I like this a lot. I could move the holidays around and have an Australian Christmas, in the summer! Marking birthdays is also a cool idea.

    Posted July 3, 2020 at 11:12 pm
  • This is a very good idea. I would also like the ages/stages to be represented in numbers like they have with career levels. For example, instead of just “young adult” it could be “20” and maybe have birthdays where they age to “21” without any physical changes and not go into their adult stage until maybe 30. It would just make more sense to me if they celebrated once a para year then once a para decade. I hope this makes sense.

    Posted July 4, 2020 at 8:59 am
    • Yes, exactly… I want my Parafolk to have number ages in there life stages too ?

      Posted July 4, 2020 at 1:58 pm
    • I love the idea of there being numbered ages along with the physically apparent life stages. However, personally, I like my games to move fairly quickly, so maybe instead of only +1 age per in-game year, they could age +5 per in-game year and only celebrate / have a birthday once per year? Throughout the year you can check and see exactly what age they are, but for the birthday parties it will tell you what milestone number age they are reaching (regardless of whether they are evolving to another physical life stage or not). Then again, an age like 21 is pretty important in America, and babies change a ton in the first few years, so it might have to be a dynamic increment depending on the physical life stage they are in.

      Posted July 4, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    • I personally hope we’ll see age represented in years as well. The could all have categories for their agre range and then a specific number to note their actual age. Such as Child-5, Toddler-2, Adult-35, and so on.

      Posted July 4, 2020 at 5:21 pm
    • Yess! If they manage to pull of gradual ageing, I think that numbered ages would be even more significant and fun! I would much rather have this than a vague ‘adult’ age. ‘Adult’ ranges for decades, and that really annoys me. Like you said I think numbered ages would be much better! It would also make birthdays a lot better, which I’d love.

      Posted July 6, 2020 at 7:37 am
  • I hope we’ll be able to customize calendars too. I think it would be cool to have a “calendar settings” in options to customize before even starting the game. This is how I could picture it working.

    Time: We could choose how long a full year lasts and how many weeks/months, in a year.

    Seasons: Choosing which weeks/months particular seasons take place and how long do they last.

    Holidays: The players can choose which holidays are celebrated and when. Maybe we can also choose how popular the holiday is and how many Parafolk will celebrate it. Example: A National Holiday such an an Independence Day could be more popular than an Arbor Day.

    Birthdays: If a Para is created in Paramaker instead of born in game, the player could select when their birthday is. The birthday would be on the same date every year, but if the player wanted to have their Para grow up sooner, I think there should be an option for that, especially since we will be able to turn aging off.

    And yes, there should be a way to save calendar settings so they can be re-used in multiple saves so players would have to re-do everything in a new game.

    Posted July 4, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    • I don’t know how I feel about America-specific holidays like Independence Day being in the game. I don’t even know what Arbor Day is! If this feature is implemented though, I could just delete them.

      Posted July 6, 2020 at 12:54 am
      • I’m British so yes, maybe a pre configured list of basic holidays by country and religious holidays (with selectable religion)

        Posted July 6, 2020 at 12:59 am
        • @Tamara They’ve said “no religion”, so I expect general secular holidays as default (hopefully more complex/creative than various “fests”). It would also be very complicated to add options for every culture and religion – I re-did my ts4 calendar to be Australian today and there was a long list I was using that had various holidays that were different not just per religion but per state. Your original idea for custom calendars should have to be enough I think.

          Posted July 6, 2020 at 8:33 am
          • yes they did say no relgion (ie no mosque/churches/temples or calling Christmas Christmas) but they will be having some stuff like Menorah, and hijabs in the game.

            But stilll we’re surounded by pagan relgion, days of the week, planets’ names, sayings (“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” or “Achiles heel” which is both a)weakness, or b)part of your foot or “Beware Greeks bearing Gift”

            Posted July 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

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