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  • cakeefeatured

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    <div>This is a list of ideas Lorna@discord and I were discussing one day and would like to see in the game. So we decided to share them here 🙂

    Vehicles and vehicle interactions
    Being able to eat and talk/have conversations in a parked car anywhere in the world where there is a parking lot. If paras have a fight in a car they would upon the car stopping would get out slam the door.With conversations between paras in the car they could have animated reactions to conversations depending if it’s good or bad news.
    Cars stopping for pedestrians and even stop lights.
    Changing radio stations on the car radio. Maybe even having AC and heat during winter summer months.
    Having multiple views with of the car’s interior and exterior, in the car to see your paras while traveling: backseat view, front/dashboard view, and windshield view.
    Having babies in car seats where older paras would have to unbuckle them out of the car seats in the back and being able to have conversations with them while driving.
    Paras being able to kiss in the car especially for dates!

    Cooking and Cleaning Ideas
    Animations and actions for cleaning and cooking such as: mopping, having piles of dishes in the sink that are unwashed, sweeping floors with brooms, dusting, using vacuum cleaners, cleaning windows, and glass doors.
    Having rooms become messy including unmade beds clothes on floor etc. and having to put clothes in hampers or back in drawers after they’re cleaned.
    Para’s knowing when to do laundry without having to manually tell them.
    Paras being able to take laundry in baskets when they both put them up to dry on clothes line/ or indoor drying rack and when they take them down after clothes have dried. Options for drying clothes could be: clothes line, indoor drying rack, being able to string lines of clothing wherever you wanted including outside of building windows.
    Paras have the responsibility to stock up on household necessities while grocery shopping, so there would be a category for buying laundry detergents, toilet paper, paper towels, nappies for babies and toddlers,pull ups, baby formula, baby food, soap for paras to wash their bodies with. Some might not want this feature which we think would be a good option to toggle on or off but it’d be an interesting way to make game-play more of a challenge.
    Having clothing,shoes,and accessories disappear from closets or from shelves, when a paras put the clothing on. So whatever a para wear items disappear and if a para notices something of their is missing from their closet that they don’t have on they’d freak out or confront the para who stole. Also clothing could eventually get dirty so you wouldn’t be able to war the same thing every day and would need to wash them.

    Business and Money Ideas
    Having different brands of the same product would each have different qualities. For example a cheaper laundry detergent wouldn’t have a nice scent nor would clothing feel as good (or clean) whereas a better priced detergent would have a nice lingering scent and clothes would feel more comfortable.
    Same would go for food so if you had veggies and fruit there would be pricey organic/local gardened which has better quality and generic mass produced vegetables which wouldn’t be as healthy because of pesticides. Also another example for cereals would be the cheaper cereal wouldn’t make you as full and could possibly make a para sick vs a higher priced cereal with better quality would make a para full and healthy.
    Also having the ability to make your own baby food from fruits and veggies paras have at home and even be able to sell it.

    Simulation and Household items Ideas
    Being able to pull out pots and pans from cabinets, pulling out silverware for eating food, when paras drink water they would grab a glass from the overhead cabinets, being able to set the table or asking children to set the table for dinner. Being able to assign paras placement at tables (weddings and events as well).
    Newborns/babies being able to transition off milk and formula would then being to eat baby food instead. Also having the ability to make your own baby food from fruits and veggies paras have at home and even be able to sell it.
    Having appliances such as: Blenders, crock pots, toasters, smoothie makers, etc.

    Realistic Dancing:
    Ballet, ballroom, tango, salsa, club dancing, hip hop, belly dancing (non-sexualized but for exercise/competition for teens-elders only) etc.
    Group and competition dancing for kids-elders, school dance teams
    Ballet being for both girls and boys and there would be recitals and shows
    Slow dancing for weddings and couples, children would be able to dance on their parents feet. Other dances like: salsa

    Other activities:
    Art clubs for students
    Sidewalk drawings
    Once a month kids could bring their parents an arts and crafts items they made at school home
    Art shows and fancy gallery shows
    Being able to paint murals on buildings
    Paras being able to sketch.draw.paint, do pottery, use marble, glass blowing
    Paras being able to have collections and being able to collect rocks and shells from beaches and around the world that could be painted on and displayed
    Poetry readings in cafes
    Para being able to keep journals/diaries and would be able to write different types of journal entries such as: poetry,love letter, a memory,etc.
    Maybe some music can make a para happy or sad depending on the songs or genre.

    Bookclubs and library memberships:
    Paras and NPCs being able to borrow books from libraries and being fined if they’re late, having a wider selection of books at libraries than you would at home and some books wouldn’t be available to buy, some books at libraries would be able to help paras attain hidden skills that you couldn’t elsewhere, if a para becomes a successful author their books would appear in the libraries and stores as well. Teens and kids would be able to do their homework, get help from parents or libarians with their homework, parents helping children find books,students on computers. A libarian would shush paras if they’re being too loud or disrupting other paras and can even tell paras to get off the computer if they’re playing games too loud, libarians being able to tell paras to leave the library if they dont listen.

    If anyone has any more ideas/suggestions list them below!</div><div>

    Lively NPCs Toggles for Open World


    • Toggles

    Move in/Move out (yes/no) – maybe this could also be set per season cycle when paras would move but not every day.
    Create Businesses (yes/no)
    Toggles for NPCs:
    Change employment (yes/no)
    Change/ buy cars (yes/no) – or limit it to a set number they can buy as a whole.
    Build families (yes/no)
    Commit crime (yes/no)
    Procedural Aging (yes/no)
    Obtaining pets (smaller only/all pets)

    • #of NPCs seen at different times of day (including lots, cars,walking around the world)

    Maybe this could be set on a 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% per each time of day:
    Morning
    Noon
    Afternoon
    Night
    Mid-night

    Where 0% would be the least amount of paras out and 100% would be max (most busy)

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  • MagaCarter

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    March 3, 2020 at 7:18 pm
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    in real life the ‘unhealthy’ food (ie: sugar cereal, or choclate bar) has more calories then an apple or more healthy ceral which means you’re full faster or something(?)

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  • bailey

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    These are a lot of great ideas. I like the idea of Parafolk automatically taking care of household chores. It would be cool if they have specific ‘responsible’ or ‘neatfreak’ type of personality trait where it makes them clean more often.

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  • coley

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    a variety of sports for children and teens would be sooo awesome. such as cheerleading, football, tennis, soccer, etc. and if paras could be “promoted” to higher status in said sports based on their performance (team captain, water boy, flyer…) like adult paras do with careers that would make it more interesting!

    more family type interactions would make it more realistic as well. grounding children/teens from TV, leaving the house, phones, etc. parenting styles influencing how the children develop into young adults (for example, if the child grew up poorly they may have an automatic negative trait that can’t be changed, or they could “develop” similar traits to whichever parent they were closer with). setting curfews, chores lists, little details like that would make interacting with young sims more interesting. i LOOVE the idea above about shopping for house hold items and so on as well. yard sales would be a cool little add on too. lemonade stands. bake goods.

    and calories playing a factor would be cool too! if a sim eats more junky food like chips, pizza, cereal they could gain weight faster than sims who eat foods like salads, veggies, and other balanced meals. 🙂

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  • Katrine

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    Riding schools for both kids and adults. All ages (except maybe babies) being able to ride ponies and horses.
    Kids and teens being able to walk the dog(s) as a chore.
    Being able to walk more than one dog at a time. If there’s puppies, the puppies could follow the big dogs without a leash. If there’s no adult dog, the puppies should be on a leash.
    Size sliders for all animals.

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  • bailey

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    March 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm
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    I thought of a gameplay idea. Now, I’m prefacing this by saying that I already know that what I’m suggesting here won’t be in the base game. I realize that ‘s a lot and shouldn’t be a priority for now. But I think it’s good content if the devs decide to work on a pet related expansion or update after the initial release.

    So first and foremost, I’d like for there to be activities to do with our pets. Of course, there are plenty of people in the world who only own pets as companions and don’t compete with them, but I think it would be really cool to have animal related competitions for our Parafolk to compete in.

    For example, we could have pet shows to judge for conformation. Agility competitions to test their ability to get through an obstacle course. Obedience competitions to test their training. Lure coursing, disk competitions, horse racing, etc. I’m not suggesting we get all of these, but maybe 3 would be good to allow for a good range of activities to do with our animals.

    Parafolk would have to work with their animals and train them to be fast, smart, and agile. The only exception would be conformation shows since those are based on how the animal fits their breed standard. Now, as for how conformation shows would work, I’m not too sure. I feel like it would work best if there were hidden ‘traits’ within their data to determine how well they’d rank in a competition and the results are based on that.

    And of course, the winners should get big prizes. The higher your pet ranks, the more money a Para would be rewarded. And the pet could have ribbons or trophies that can be displayed around the house.

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  • Katrine

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    I like the idea of competitions, and I’d love to see show jumping, dressage and maybe even cross country!

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  • GamerGirlForever

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    It would be cool if Parafolks could have family photo albums that they keep through the generations and teach the young ones about their family history. Pictures that Parafolks take (even better if they take these pictures autonomously), they would put in the album. And also, having family photos around the house (e.g. on the mantle, on the desk, etc.) would add a charming, personal touch.

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  • AngelicTacos11

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    Here’s an idea. instead of just one repairman/woman, you know that fixes everything with ease from clogged toilets to televisions. I thought it would be cool to see different kinds of repair workers.

    one example would be something like a plumber, specifically for plumbing issues, maybe an electrician, one that deals with electronics. and an appliance repair worker, whatever that is called. that works on appliances only.

    I also think if doors, windows, or even flooring and wallpaper can get ruined, it would be cool to see a carpenter.

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  • erin_emmick

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    being a breeder and giving away puppies!! love that idea

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  • Rosie

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    It would be cool to have all of these things! Maybe add in dog sled races, too 🙂

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  • KadZuks

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    Something I’ve rarely seen discussed is how to deal with the basic needs. In the sims (typically) we see Energy, Hunger, Social, Fun, Hygiene, and Bladder. I think most people haven’t thought of anything because this is generally thought of as a good model, HOWEVER, we can do better.

    I think nutrition/health could play a major role in the well-being of parafolk. Eating healthy foods, regular doctor visits, occasionally working out, etc. How I would do this is add a “health bar” in addition to these needs. Energy, social, fun, and hygiene would remain similar. Hunger would be changed to nutrition and would be influenced by the types of foods/drinks consumed. Healthy food will influence differently than unhealthy foods.

    All of these needs will influence your overall health, which will affect the likelihood of contracting an illness, mood swings, weight, etc. We’re getting into real life situations ppl!!!

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  • iCeleste

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    Really love the idea of the vehicles. I was also thinking about traffic and how they will have to stop if a car is in front instead of passing right through and like CakeeFeat said, stopping when there is a red light. Also another idea i had is to actually get the car out of the parking lot instead of just clicking something on the car’s key and the car appearing from nowhere.

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  • bujomomo

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    this is an awesome idea! i love the health status. in similar games, they can just eat whatever they want. it might be tricky to implement but is so clever!

    quote=7913]Something I’ve rarely seen discussed is how to deal with the basic needs. In the sims (typically) we see Energy, Hunger, Social, Fun, Hygiene, and Bladder. I think most people haven’t thought of anything because this is generally thought of as a good model, HOWEVER, we can do better.

    I think nutrition/health could play a major role in the well-being of parafolk. Eating healthy foods, regular doctor visits, occasionally working out, etc. How I would do this is add a “health bar” in addition to these needs. Energy, social, fun, and hygiene would remain similar. Hunger would be changed to nutrition and would be influenced by the types of foods/drinks consumed. Healthy food will influence differently than unhealthy foods.

    All of these needs will influence your overall health, which will affect the likelihood of contracting an illness, mood swings, weight, etc. We’re getting into real life situations ppl!!!

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    [quote quote=7913]

    All of these needs will influence your overall health, which will affect the likelihood of contracting an illness, mood swings, weight, etc. We’re getting into real life situations ppl!!!

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    Honestly, i love your idea but i wish that it could be optional because i don’t want to be worrying about my parafolks getting fat or if they are eating healthy or not xD Honestly, i sometimes live with the stress of getting fat and not eating healthy stuff and i want my sims to eat and enjoy the food without any problem.

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  • bailey

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    I wanted to discuss this topic, but I didn’t see a thread already on this subject. So I decided to post it here since I wasn’t sure if it even needed its own thread.

    I was wondering about the community’s thoughts on holidays, since Alex has already confirmed that some will be in the game. How do you think they should function in the game?

    We’ve seen elements of Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Halloween through early footage, though but I’m interested in knowing how they might work in the full game.

    There’s another game I’d played previously with a system for holidays, but I honestly found the system a bit limiting in ways. Basically, you create a checklist of 4 or 5 things to do within the holiday and that determines how happy the person is by the end of the day. If they don’t do anything, they end the day sad, but if they do everything on the list, they go to bed happy. It’s also not specific on how many times you need to do this thing in order for it to count on the checklist. It honestly always felt like a grind to get everything done and a lot of times it wasn’t fun. I personally, hope Paralives takes a more open approach.

    Quite personally, I think a nice, simple setup for holidays would be that you can select different traditions or activities that are typically done on the holiday, but they aren’t like a mandatory checklist. Basically if you end up doing them, your Para is happy in the moment, but if you don’t they remain neutral. So if you’re unable to do everything, they don’t end the day depressed if something else came up.

    Another issue with the other game’s holiday system was that, for some reason that I can’t wrap my head around, it automatically chose who did and didn’t like a holiday tradition, and it was pretty much always based on age. I really would like to see Paralives allow players to choose what each Parafolk likes and doesn’t like and to certainly not limit it to age. Just as a random example, lets say one Para child could love eating turkey on Thanksgiving, but their twin brother likes pumpkin pie the most. Two Parafolk, same age, but different likes for the same holiday.

    I’m hope by the time Alex and the team get around to talking about the holiday system he’ll let us know on what his plans are, and maybe ask the community for ideas as well.

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  • MagaCarter

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    just a suggestion:

    if there are food allergies or dietary restrictions of some sort. Maybe if you’re playing a mean para they could sneak food (ie allgern or the thing that the Para doesn’t eat) into the para’s food? Or would that be too mean?

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  • amandac

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    I like the idea of eating/exercise habits affecting their lifestyle. Especially when they get older. I don’t like seeing my para, who has been a fitness freak all his life, hunched over and frail in his golden years.

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  • bailey

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    Alright, I want to briefly talk story progression. How far do you guys think story progression should effect the towns folks in the game?

    Alex has stated that he would like to see Parafolk getting married, having kids, progressing through their jobs/getting new jobs and more all on their own. This of course sounds great and makes sense, and I’d like to see all of this personally. That said, there are some things I’d kind of prefer for them to not be able to do on their own.

    For me the big one is the pets. I really wouldn’t like it if Parafolk could go out and get pets on their own. For one thing, I don’t want Parafolk living in suburban neighborhoods with average sized backyards or folks living on the beach going out and bringing home horses :p. It would really just break the immersion for me. Likewise, I don’t want a to be neighbors with a Para and then one day they go out a buy some loud barking dogs :/ I am quite a control freak, but I am open to folks being able to live their own lives and do their own thing. That said, I’d prefer for things to not get too crazy.

    But, I was wondering how other people felt about this. Do you think Parafolk should be able to acquire pets on their own? Should there be a set of settings involved for pets, or for story progression in general? How do you think story progression should function as a whole?

    I think maybe the simplest thing to do, would be creating settings to choose what Paras can and can’t do on their own. Whether that be getting pets, getting certain pets, changing their job, whatever it may be. But what does everyone else think about this?

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  • cakeefeatured

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    [quote quote=8570]Alright, I want to briefly talk story progression. How far do you guys think story progression should effect the towns folks in the game?

    Alex has stated that he would like to see Parafolk getting married, having kids, progressing through their jobs/getting new jobs and more all on their own. This of course sounds great and makes sense, and I’d like to see all of this personally. That said, there are some things I’d kind of prefer for them to not be able to do on their own.

    For me the big one is the pets. I really wouldn’t like it if Parafolk could go out and get pets on their own. For one thing, I don’t want Parafolk living in suburban neighborhoods with average sized backyards or folks living on the beach going out and bringing home horses :p. It would really just break the immersion for me. Likewise, I don’t want a to be neighbors with a Para and then one day they go out a buy some loud barking dogs :/ I am quite a control freak, but I am open to folks being able to live their own lives and do their own thing. That said, I’d prefer for things to not get too crazy.

    But, I was wondering how other people felt about this. Do you think Parafolk should be able to acquire pets on their own? Should there be a set of settings involved for pets, or for story progression in general? How do you think story progression should function as a whole?

    [/quote]

    I’ve been mentioning this a lot with story progression in my other ideas but I’d really love to see neighbors move away like they’re not living in the same place the entire life span of our paras active household, if that makes sense? It never really bothered me but I realized that’s also a part of real life people leave and don’t always stay in the same place as they age or for whatever reasons. If the paras are close they could feel sad, if they weren’t they can feel indifferently about it, and vice versa. Maybe even seeing them drive a new car, or wear new clothes everyday. That’d would be really nice to see for story progression with others around me.

    I’d like to have other paras I can’t control be able to go out and get their own pets, back to what you mentioned though, yes definitely there needs to be a setting lol. I also ont want my para neighbors riding on horses around the neighborhood. If we have settings I think keeping it to small home friendly pets like:cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, gerbil, fish etc, should be considered small pets

    Oh and replaying back on what you mentioned about holidays what if there was an option before we star the game to select to celebrate premade world holidays or not, then each household would have their own calendar to set holidays/events per week or season the families could celebrate?

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  • bailey

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    @Cakeefeatured On the topic of moving I totally agree. It would be cool to have Parafolk moving throughout the town. Then having to deal with new neighbors. Sadness of old friends leaving, but possibly making new friends. And I would so love gameplay like that.

    I don’t know if this would be hard to implement, but I think a section for World Progression/Story Progression in settings would be the best for customization of our own towns. We could choose what the NPCs in the world can and can’t do with toggles.

    Examples
    “Parafolk in the world can move to new homes” (Yes/No). And if no is selected, they’d stay locked into the home they were initially placed in.
    “Parafolk can acquire pet [dogs] [cats] [horses]” With each option being selectable. So if you click off cats and horses, but not dogs, no Paras that didn’t previously have a dog will go out and get any.
    With holidays, I know Alex said they’re considering a calendar. If it makes it through, I agree it would make sense to be able to mark on the calendar when a family celebrates a particular holiday. For the rest of the town, perhaps that could be done with a slider to select what percentage of NPCs will celebrate each holiday. So that way you could make a holiday that is universally celebrated, and others that only a few people in town celebrate.

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  • cakeefeatured

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    @Bailey
    I’d love more story progression toggles for NPCs. Maybe some toggles could be this (i also added this in the post!)

    Move in/Move out (yes/no) – maybe this could also be set per season cycle when paras would move but not every day.
    Create Businesses (yes/no)
    Toggles for NPCs:
    Change employment (yes/no)
    Change/ buy cars (yes/no) – or limit it to a set number they can buy as a whole.
    Build families (yes/no)
    Commit crime (yes/no)
    Procedural Aging (yes/no)
    Obtaining pets (smaller only/all pets)

    #of NPCs seen at different times of day (including lots, cars,walking around the world)

    Maybe this could be set on a 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% per each time of day:
    Morning
    Noon
    Afternoon
    Night
    Mid-night

    Where 0% would be the least amount of paras out and 100% would be max (most busy)

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    “parenting styles influencing how the children develop into young adults (for example, if the child grew up poorly they may have an automatic negative trait that can’t be changed, or they could “develop” similar traits to whichever parent they were closer with).“

    😮👍🏿 Loving this idea

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    @cakeefeatured A lot of that sounds really cool. I totally agree on the moving one. It makes sense that people wouldn’t be moving constantly.

    I never really thought about the NPCs walking around, but I suppose that would be interesting to set how often they move about the world.

    To add to a “build families” toggle. It would be great to add options for biological births and also adoptions. (if that’s a possible thing the team could program).

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    I would like story progression in the game but I would only want NPC paras to move if they have outgrown the house and I would never want them to be out of reach. In TS3 my couple befriended Morgana and her husband and one day they got a phone call saying “Hi just wanted to let you know we’re moving (I forgot where), but don’t worry we’re still available by phone”. I invited them over the next day, asked them to move in and then moved them back to their old house. This never happened again. I wouldn’t want that in my game.

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      Your Sims 3 save has so many wacky antics haha.

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    • cakeefeatured

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      Same I was thinking maybe just having them move to another home within the open world but to ‘another city’. If there was a way in the future for the devs to allow our paras to travel to other worlds to visit other paras I wouldn’t mind this as feature coming later though.

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    I thought of another small gameplay idea that I thought would be really cute. Costumes for kids. And no, I don’t mean Halloween costume, I mean kids playing dress up. Imagine a kid who likes toy trains and dresses up as a conductor for fun. Or a little girl who like to wear princess dresses and tiaras everyday. It could just be a cosmetic thing, but it would be really cool if the game could register the costume a kid wears and they could become happier if they really enjoy it. Kissing Smiling Eyes

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  • Bodil Bührmann

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    Now I have read the hole tread…and im not sure that i like all that control and all these choises. I would rather prefere that the game had som sort of intelligens incorporatet. I like suprises. And i would love that my para could actually develop over time. Meaning that the way i play my para has an impackt on him or here. So I could get at nead thife or a sloppy thief e.g….I beleve the sims 2 had some of that. If i forced my sim to clean and he og she didnt like to clean, the sims looked at me/ the player in a hopeless way, and then pointing at himself like the sim was saying…you cant be serious!! but only the fist couple of times.

    I just beleve , IF the game became to realistic it would get boring for the player to play…My life should nowone try to play, it would boore them to death…e.g.

    If i forced my para to be with other paras often…he og she would get social…and if i often went out in the nature with my para…he og she would get in love with being outdoors e.c.t but it should not have been something I had chosen from the start…get my meaning??!! Slight SmileWink

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    • amandac

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      I totally agree. I like to control some aspects of my para’s life but not every single detail. I like surprises in my game and I love when they look at me as if saying “seriously?” when I direct them to do something out of character.

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  • bailey

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    I thought of a couple of new small gameplay ideas. Totally minor, but I thought they could add some nice little details.

    -Parafolk teaching younger children different interactions. Of course, I think it’s already a given that we’ll have to teach our babies to do everything from walking to talking to potty training, but I thought about maybe some smaller interactions they could be taught as well. They’re all very minor, but I thought it could add a lot of depth.

    Example: After Maggie’s debut with her waving animation, it made me think that it would be the cutest thing ever to be able to teach babies to wave to other Paras. Like they’re teaching the baby to talk and they specifically teach them to greet another person. And the baby would learn to wave and say hi, and eventually they could start doing it by themself; greeting people who visit the house or passerbys if they’re out in a stroller.

    And these interactions don’t have to just be parent and child. It could be older siblings, other relatives, or family friends. Or if they are multiples and one learns before other(s), the one who already knows can try to teach the other one(s).

    -Being able to sell/give away a pet you don’t want to another Para. I used to play this pet simulation game where once you maxed out at a certain number of pets, if you didn’t want one anymore and/or wanted a new one you’d have to “donate” it. Meaning it just got deleted from the game. Since Paralives has an open world, I think it would be nice if you could sell or give away an animal you no longer want to someone else in the world.

    You could click on the pet and it could give you the option to give it away to someone you know, and you could call them over to take the animal or you’d bring it to their house. Then if you chose to sell it you would get the money added to your funds. Or you could go out and find a random Para and see if they’ll buy the pet from you or take it for free if you choose.

    Sorry, as usual I went crazy with the in depth explainations.Sweat Smile Again, these aren’t things I’m expecting/hoping for the initial relase, but I think they’d be nice touches later down the line.

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    • amandac

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      I like the baby waving interaction idea. It would also be nice if some babies could reject/cry if a stranger/a person they dislike tries to approach them or pick them up. I’m pretty sure one of the sims iterations had this but I can’t remember which one.

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  • Xamneth

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    <div>Another feature that I would love to see is the option to enable text dialogue box for Parafolks: (each para has its own selected dialogue style and of course you can customize the text)</div><div>

    Dialogue Style: Friendly, Rude, Formal, Funny, Custom (Create or Load Custom Sets)

    of course the dialogue text would be different depends on relationship level.

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    for example:

    Create a Para

    Character Dialogue Style: Friendly, Rude, Cool, Funny, Custom (Create/Load Dialogue set)

    Custom Dialogue

    Dialogue set name: …..

    Just met or Stranger
    Relationship level

    Greeting (insert text here ……)

    Reply to Greeting (insert text here ….)

    asking out (insert text here …… )

    Reply to asking out (insert text here …… )

    and so on

    Acquaintance Relationship level

    Greeting (insert text here ……)

    Reply to Greeting (insert text here ….)

    asking out (insert text here …… )

    Reply to asking out (insert text here …… )

    and so on

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    • sweetchilli

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      I hate to be negative but I think manually writing dialogue exchanges with NPCs would be tedious and with very little reward – unless you were making a video or something. I do however love the idea of setting dialogue styles.

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    • cakeefeatured

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      Dialogue styles would definitely be interesting! Based on who your paras is wouldn’t react the same way or respond the same. Just wondering how it could work? Maybe pitches and tones idk…

      Too bad that paras won’t be able to speak a real language because that’d have been interesting to have dialogue styles with that as well.

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