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Would you like to see higher order multiple births in Paralives?

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     bailey updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago 8 Members · 18 Posts
  • bailey

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    April 26, 2020 at 7:07 pm
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    I know I said just the other day that I’d been trying to avoid making threads since we’re so early in development, but there are a lot of ideas where would like to see what other people think. I think if we can get a lot of community feedback early on before they truly get into the gameplay process, it’ll be more beneficial in the long run.

    Maybe this is only something that’s been on my mind because I’m a twin or because I watch lots of multiples on TV and even online, but I’m really interested in hearing people’s opinion on multiples in the game; specifically higher order multiples. Most life simulation games I’ve seen only ever seem to represent triplets at the most. But I really would like to see quads, quints, and even sextuplets if possible (of course this would all also depend on how many parafolk we can have in one home). Yes, they’re rare, but I feel like they’re way more common than they used to be (Probably because of fertility treatments, but still) and I think it would just be really cool for it to be possible to have these multiple births in game.

    Now I already know, there are some drawbacks to this. Imagine you’re playing the game, living in a small home with little income and your Para is pregnant. But instead of one baby, BAM she pops out five of them. I can see players being very upset at planning for one baby, but then their Para has way more than expected. Even if we get ultrasounds so we can see the number of babies beforehand, I could still see players not wanting to be surprised like this.

    As a solution, I wonder if maybe higher multiple could be something that could be toggled in settings and you could set a limit on how many babies a Para could have. Or maybe they would only happen if we get a fertility treatment system, and you can only have more than triplets through those treatments.

    I’d like to know what others think. Does anyone else even want large numbers of multiples? Maybe I’m the only one. Do you want lots of multiples, but don’t want to be surprised by them? I’ve included a poll to get peoples’ thoughts.

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    I think this should be super, super rare and you get an achievement for it. I think parafolk should also react to the news/birth with celebration or apprehension – different for different individuals. My younger sisters are twins. When Mum got the ultrasound and found out, she told her mother who immediately squealed with excitement and jumped up and down and carried on. When she told Dad’s mum, Nan said “Oh, I’m sorry.”

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  • bailey

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    [quote quote=8434]I think this should be super, super rare and you get an achievement for it. I think parafolk should also react to the news/birth with celebration or apprehension – different for different individuals. My younger sisters are twins. When Mum got the ultrasound and found out, she told her mother who immediately squealed with excitement and jumped up and down and carried on. When she told Dad’s mum, Nan said “Oh, I’m sorry.”

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    @Sweetchilli Agreed, it should be pretty rare, just like irl, though I’m not sure what you mean by getting an achievement. I do agree on different reactions based on the Parafolk. Some cold be really excited, while others are terrified, maybe if they have less money or space.

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  • Amazing_Star

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    [quote quote=8467]

    I think this should be super, super rare and you get an achievement for it. I think parafolk should also react to the news/birth with celebration or apprehension – different for different individuals. My younger sisters are twins. When Mum got the ultrasound and found out, she told her mother who immediately squealed with excitement and jumped up and down and carried on. When she told Dad’s mum, Nan said “Oh, I’m sorry.”

    @Sweetchilli Agreed, it should be pretty rare, just like irl, though I’m not sure what you mean by getting an achievement. I do agree on different reactions based on the Parafolk. Some cold be really excited, while others are terrified, maybe if they have less money or space.

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    Lots of games, and especially Steam games, have achievements – I don’t know how to explain them, but is something you do in game and then you get badge on steam, achievements are often challenging or rare things, so having sextuplets would be great achievement

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  • bailey

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    @Amazing_Star Ah, thank you for explaining. I’ve never played any steam games before, so I wasn’t aware. Yes, that would be something cool if Paralives will also have achievements.

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  • Bodil Bührmann

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    Well,… if my para got multiplies like sixlets I would prefere a bonus from the Government in form of a cash check!!

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  • bailey

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    [quote quote=8474]Well,… if my para got multiplies like sixlets I would prefere a bonus from the Government in form of a cash check!!

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    @ Bodil Bührmann Hm, well we don’t know if the game will have a government, but it would be cool if jobs could give a bonus or raise after their worker had a larger than average birth.

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  • Bodil Bührmann

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    Im sure that wouldn´t be the issue in my contry DK. We dont get bonuses, but of course, raises we do get.

    The cash should be for help to buy 6 beds instead of one , 6 pots and 6 high chairs. That kind of expensives…that was not expectet!
    And of course there isn´t a government in Paralives.

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  • bailey

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    [quote quote=8486]Im sure that wouldn´t be the issue in my contry DK. We dont get bonuses, but of course, raises we do get.

    The cash should be for help to buy 6 beds instead of one , 6 pots and 6 high chairs. That kind of expensives…that was not expectet!
    And of course there isn´t a government in Paralives.

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    @ Bodil Bührmann Yeah, that would make sense and be really cool if the raise would reflect the amount of children the Para is having.

    Well, yeah for now there’s no gov since the world isn’t finalized, but Alex hasn’t ruled anything out yet. Who knows, maybe he could add a government system at some point. But either way, it would still be nice if he included to get a raise for a large pregnancy.

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  • PlyPlay665

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    Speaking of twins/multiple births…. I would really like there to be a chance as to whether they’ll be identical or not!!

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  • bailey

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    April 30, 2020 at 3:06 am
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    [quote quote=8534]Speaking of twins/multiple births…. I would really like there to be a chance as to whether they’ll be identical or not!!

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    @Plyplay665 Yes x100! It would be great if after the children are born the game would inform you if they’re identical or fraternal. Or maybe it could be something you can see in the Paramaker as part of their identity, like you could have a section that says ‘identical twin’ or ‘fraternal quadruplet’ or whatever they end up being. And their genetics could reflect it, with identical Parafolk looking exactly alike.

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  • Rosie

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    This is a really intriguing idea — I’m thinking, if you want to use fertility treatments, then they would more likely have larger multiple births – more realistic, I think.

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  • Jinxin

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    These poor paramothers giving birth to 6 at a time…

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  • bailey

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    April 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm
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    [quote quote=8537]This is a really intriguing idea — I’m thinking, if you want to use fertility treatments, then they would more likely have larger multiple births – more realistic, I think.

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    @Rosie Yes, that’s what I was initially thinking. Fertility treatments (if included) could increase the very low chances of getting pregnant with higher order multiples.

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  • amandac

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    I like having one, maximum two (rare), babies in one pregnancy. Any more than that should be through fertility treatments and left up to the player. My households usually have a maximum of three children but usually less because I don’t like the entire town being related.

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  • bailey

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    May 5, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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    [quote quote=8683]I like having one, maximum two (rare), babies in one pregnancy. Any more than that should be through fertility treatments and left up to the player. My households usually have a maximum of three children but usually less because I don’t like the entire town being related.

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    @Amandac Really? I think it would be a bit odd for twins to be rare, since they really aren’t in the grand scheme of things. Even with triplets I’d be surprised if they were limited to fertility. Rare yes, but it seems a bit much for them to be required by fertility treatments (but of course I think players should be able to set it up that way if they please). Not knocking your idea, it’s just a bit strange to me.

    But I can also see where you’re coming from. That’s why I think toggles would be for the best since players can decide how many births is the norm for all Parafolk. It would be great if they could do it that way, so you could ensure other, non-played households weren’t having more kids than you want in your world.

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  • amandac

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    May 6, 2020 at 10:48 am
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    @Bailey No, I meant I personally rarely allow my sims to have twins. I would never want triplets or higher in my game but it should definitely be an option for those who do – through fertility or something else.

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  • bailey

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    [quote quote=8710]@Bailey No, I meant I personally rarely allow my sims to have twins. I would never want triplets or higher in my game but it should definitely be an option for those who do – through fertility or something else.

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    @Amandac Oh, I thought you were talking about what you wanted for this game XD. Sorry about the confusion.

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