Decay and Fullfilling Paras NeedsAugust 7, 2020 at 6:07 pm
So I had been writing and thinking about this for the last week and a half and wondered if and what kind of needs paras will have.
What are some everyone would like to see? Both, the emotional and physical health needs,
Health,Sleep,and Hunger Needs
I was talking with others on discord about there not being a drinking need (not alcohol lol) but like water or juice, and she was like yeah “idk how sims ever made it without ever drinking a glass of water” lol. So I think it’d be cool if paras would be able to have this because there’s another game I played that’s a survival game called ‘7 days to die’. where you have to keep up both your hunger and thirst or you will die, either by starvation or dehydration. So we suggested having a water bottle around that paras can carry in their inventory they’d automatically drink from it themselves but players would need to make sure they have it filled or at least have another beverage in their inventory. I wouldn’t mind either if paras just went and autonomously got their own drinks and water and drank. I think it’d be nice to have this because then other things could be introduced that paras can buy. Such as sodas different types of juice/juice boxes, tea etc. from stores.
Which could affect their moods or give them mood buffs, energy, and new traits like sweet tooth, fast food junkie, Java addict, etc.
As far as needs in general I hope it’s easy to fulfill their needs but it takes a longer time for them to decay. like water and food for instance. I think it’d be nice if sleep declined depending on the time of day it is, so if a morning para is up at 10 pm they’d lose the sleep needs more around 8pm rather than a night owl who’d begin to lose sleep needs around 1-2am.
Another thing that always bugged me in sims was that water and snack foods fulfilled the overall hunger need, which I hope is the opposite of this in Paralives. I was thinking snacks would only fill paras 25-30% of their hunger vs regular food. Though if a para ate a lot of snacks it could fill them up but they’d quickly become hungry again later on.
Energy and sleep
I think they should be separate from each other. My view on this is a based on real life, I can sleep 4 hours sometimes and still have energy to go to work and make it the rest of the day, no it’s not healthy but I think they should contradict each other, rather than have it that they have to be working synonymously. So it’d be interesting to see in paras and this could easily go back to tying in with food and drinks, if they’re sleep deprived a para can drink coffee or a sugary drink giving paras energy even if their sleep need is low.
I’d like to be a little complex rather than it just be a ‘social’ need, I think it should work depending on their personalities,ages,hobbies,regular activities they’d like to do and the relationships they have and it vary day to day. As I mentioned below I think social and fun needs should go together. I would like it if social didn’t decay quickly especially just after one day. I feel they should decline around day 3.
I’m still thinking on social needs and emotional needs but if anyone has suggestions add them below 🙂
Log in to reply.