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  • Social media interactions for paras

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    I just had some ideas which may not be of any importance to others, but i was thinking it’d be cool if paras get the option to have or buy a cell phone. I’d like to be able to actually ‘use it’ so to say. I think being able to send and receive simulated texts to and from other paras would add to game-play experience.

    I made some concept art of how it could work possibly with the option of using it immersive or quick mode that I’ll add later. Immersive mode would basically allow you to look at the phone’s UI while quick mode wouldn’t and would just list actions you could do, similar to how sims work. As far as leaving phone around paras would be able to do so and set an optional pass-code to these phone which could allow for hacking.

    Basically if you send simulated text you’d be able to send and recieve also the following text type:

    Send general message

    Send funny message

    Send flirty message

    Send mean message

    Send sad message

    Send photo

    Ask for favor

    Ask to hangout

    – Now

    – Later (which would allow you to pick a day of the week if we have calendar system)

    Catch up with…. (para’s name goes here)

    Video chat with… (para’s name goes here)

    Immersive mode allows you to:

    • See phone book contacts with a pic beside it because I’ve noticed in past games, you only see names of people and as someone who’s a visual learner like me can’t remember the faces of these said characters 😛 especially if there’s two with the same first name.
    • Send and receive simulated text messages
    • Send and receive simulated email messages
    • Look through image gallery of photos paras take
    • Use an app called Find Me (or something else) to form groups to go out and meet up
    • Social media (upload posts etc.)
    • Play games (mini game)
    • Access world map and see which lots are open or closed
    • Access bank accounts
    • Video Chat with other paras (know this probably wont be possible but it’d be cool if it was, they’d exit out of phone screen and wave then video chat)
    • Look at your calendar and schedule events (if we get a calendar system)
    • Settings (would just be another way to access the paralives menu settings and also set phone ringer and change the skin color of the phone)
    • Listen to music
    • Notes (would be a place where we as players could add in random texts for ideas we want to do in the game or to different paras)
    • Get The Job Messenger (would be a messenger networking app, where paras who have careers or are self-employed, can find and take jobs and work opportunities would receive these work related messages and notifications here)


    Here’s the concept art I did it’s somewhat simple. The last two is based on simulated messages sent from paras

    Let me know what you all think below and any other ideas you might have!


    cakeefeatured replied 3 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 10 Replies
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  • These are some cool ideas! I wonder how the relationship meter would look in a texting situation – you can’t have “++” appear over heads of people who aren’t there. As an unrelated thought, I think npcs should text your para with relationship dramas and other storytelling. I think that could be cool, and you could choose your response in the conversation.

    Posted May 30, 2020 at 7:33 am
    • I agree, an element I’d like to see explored in the game is other Paras having an impact on the game on their own.

      Posted May 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    • I’d like that a lot because it doesn’t make us have to do all the socializing and keep relationship status up. I included pics let me know what your thoughts are too!

      Posted May 30, 2020 at 10:00 pm
      • I love the pics! You’ve got a good aesthetic going and the stories you’re telling are the kind I want to see.

        Posted May 31, 2020 at 4:05 am
        • Thanks! Also same story scenarios to ask and answer to would be interesting to see and later mods could code in more scenarios so there would d be no lack or repeats. keeping my fingers crossed for the future Fingers Crossed

          Posted May 31, 2020 at 8:27 am
  • I love the idea and it might be nice if you could write texts yourself from time to time. It could be shown as an extra option like: “write a message to …” and a small window could pop up in which you can write your text.

    Posted May 30, 2020 at 10:08 pm
    • My worry would be how the npcs would interpret custom text. They’d need to be able to pick up on keywords, which would be a lot of work for the team and would not work perfectly. It’s a nice dream though Slight Smile

      Posted May 31, 2020 at 4:08 am
    • I think this would be cool if we had online multiplayer, because each para would be at least one person behind the screen texting back then maybe NPCs could be randomly simulated message.

      Posted May 31, 2020 at 8:44 am
      • Maybe someone can mod multiplayer like SimSync did for ts4! Until then unfortunately they’ve said multiplayer isn’t happening Slight Frown

        Posted May 31, 2020 at 10:11 am
        • That’s why i started the collab hub because then we could as a community put a list in of requests from time to time for mods we’d like to see in game if its possible to do. I’m sure someone who knows how will try to attempt it 🙂

          Posted June 2, 2020 at 2:59 am

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