I know I have been pretty quiet in regards to site updates lately, but real life has yet again gotten in the way.
I just wanted to give you guys a brief update on where we stand with Sims 4: City Living. We are in the process of updating the Random Trait Generator right now, though I am not sure how long it will take to get the new traits/aspiration in. We will NOT be making a 2nd random trait generator for the house traits. You can choose those as you wish for your Legacy families.
I have actually been taking a break from The Sims 4 for the last few weeks after suffering some burnout from it, but after watching some people play through all the amazing new content, I need to play it. I was actually worried that I wouldn’t like this new expansion, and it’s part of the reason why I haven’t bought it yet, but watching several Let’s Plays later, and I’m in love. I’d like to start getting back into it. However, we are going to Disney World next week for a week and I won’t have much time to play test anything for the Legacy Challenge until I get back.
I am unsure how much we will continue to update the rules for this expansion pack and future expansion packs. An issue that we have is that after a few expansion packs, the challenge becomes a bit of an overgrown monstrosity that one can’t easily keep up with. It happened with the Sims 2, but not really with the Sims 3 because we didn’t really update it past the base game due to real life.
What we might do instead is rather than update the base game rules anymore, we will start adding handicaps (so basically optional points you can earn for the challenge IF YOU WISH) based on each expansion pack. This will make it so that the challenge doesn’t become too unwieldy and frightening to new people wanting to try it, but can be upgraded with handicaps and option rules if someone wishes to do so.
Anyway, I just wanted keep you all posted! I hope you are enjoying City Living and all that comes with it!