Post by Lily Catstar on Jan 2, 2018 5:51:28 GMT 10
Have any of you got the Sims 4 Cats & Dogs? I'm wondering if it's a good idea to get. I don't really like the Sims 4 as much as I like the Sims 3, so I'm wondering how good the expansion is and how much I'll actually play it. I have the Pets Expansion Pack for Sims 3 which I play a lot.
Post by swiftlight on Jan 16, 2018 11:13:34 GMT 10
I bought it and honestly haven't played it a lot - nowhere near as much as the sims 3 expansion. However, I can't play Sims 3 on my current laptop, so I'm stuck with sims 4.
The veterinarian career it offers is fun. I didn't take me long to max my sim's vet skill though. It's annoying that you can't actually have your sim 'employed' as a yet. You have to buy/open your own clinic, and you can either work in it yourself or employ others, and annoyingly your sim is still classed as 'unemployed'. That really irks me. It can be a bit tricky to multitask as well, and employees are often slow to do their jobs. I had plans in a new game to have a couple build their own clinic, and that way at least have multiple sims I could control directly and make things run smoother.
The pets have lovely animations though, and I find the dogs quicker to train than in sims 3. The cats are quirky and do lots of cute things like jump on furniture and even ride on the roomba! However, your pets aren't sims like they are in sims 3. You can't control them, and can't even see their needs. You have to watch them closely to figure out what they want from moodlets. They also don't have a huge amount of autonomy outside of when your sim interacts with them. I first started with one sim with one dog and found whenever my sim wasn't interacting or taking care of it, it just sat and didn't really do anything. The cats seem to do more, and if you have multiple pets they interact with each other a bit, but nothing like sims 3 where your pets have full autonomy and can go off and do their own thing.
It looks like you can fully customise your pets with coat patterns and etc the way you could in sims 3, but I haven't really had a proper go at it (mainly because I'm lazy). It also has a really wide selection of breeds like in sims 3 which is nice. You can even have a fox and a raccoon, but I haven't tried them yet.
I might get back to it, as I often play sims in phases. But ultimately, as with most things Sims 4 - it's not as good as Sims 3.
I bought it and I can say I'm really happy with my purchase. What first my only downside to it was the fact that you can't control the pets like in sims3 but you get used it after a while. I mean it's an animal after all haha. As Swift already covered above it's clear that well you have plenty to do and it's fun to play with if you need some time to kill. What really gets people going is that customization option where you can paint all over the cuties. You could end up spending hours just on that option.
Although I will say that stray animals may tend to just walk into your house for no reason and you have to end up locking it besides family members which are annoying and happened to me. Depending on what kind of traits your pet has it might end up running away on its own but all you have to do is post a lost pet notice haha.
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alice001: Is anyone else having trouble launching their game? I haven't been able to play since the upgrade around the 11th Nov. Yes, I have been in touch with S.S.O. & I have done everything they suggested, as yet I am still unable to play.
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The Magic of Winter December 07, 2023
Hey, Starfam! A snowfall has dusted Jorvik in a powdered-sugar coating, turning it into a sweet, winter dreamscape. Sleighs are dotted around the land, ready to whisk you away to the magical Winter Village!
But something’s not right!
The Winter Village lacks luster. A dullness has tinged its usual sparkle. A mischievous capran has broken the most magical winter crystal that harnessed all of winter's magic! Winter Magic has scattered across the village and things have gotten a bit chaotic, leaving the energy wild and unbalanced. It must be restored and only you can bring the Winter Village back to its former charm!
You must restore the crystal by collecting magic and channeling it properly! Winter Magic is bestowed upon those who participate in any of the numerous winter activities.
First, meet the Mischievous Capran in the Winter Village, where he will attempt to explain himself and start you on your journey.
Winter Activities Collecting Winter Magic doesn’t only restore the crystal, it also rewards Jorvik Shillings, Horse XP, Player XP, Tokens, clothes, or tack! There are many activities, new and old, to partake in:
★ Ice carving with Alex. Create a frosty masterpiece!
★ Weather reports show that the blizzards have returned! Help your fellow Jorvegians survive the snow crisis. Two snow storms will appear per day and rotate every hour so you have multiple opportunities to catch them both.
★ Collect magical snowflakes around the Winter Village to earn Winter Magic
★ Ride through snow piles
★ Randomized festivities in the Winter Village. These festivities shuffle every hour. So make sure to return often to complete them all! These can be found around Jorvik, but most are found in the Winter Village. Don’t miss the Penguin Concert and Stargazing which have been revamped this year!
The Yule Tree Step into the Winter Village and what could there be? Six wrapped presents sitting under the tree!
Visit the Yule Tree at the center of the Winter Village each day in December to unwrap a new treat. There are six gifts already waiting for you! Don’t worry if you miss a day, gifts will remain wrapped and waiting until you return. Just don’t forget to collect them all before the Wednesday update on January 10th!
Frost-Fueled Excitement The exhilarating Fast and Frosty Race, along with the Winter Village Race, are back! Gear up for an unforgettable winter racing experience.
New Game Onboarding! Our new players can enjoy a brand-new beginning to the game. This longer introduction takes you to a brand-new location, the Riding Camp! This content will match the quality of quests we make today and represents the excitement of the game to come. Players can now meet the Soul Riders at the very beginning of their Star Stable journey.
Any players who have not completed the old onboarding quests, will be reset so they can enjoy the full experience.
New Starter Tack Of course brand-new onboarding must come with an upgraded starter tack for your horse! Everyone who still has their starter tack will have theirs replaced with the new one. The original tack is now for sale at Marley’s Farm if you’re feeling nostalgic. Also, in case you deleted your starter tack, the new one is available for all in the Global Shop. Both will be at a lower price!
Retrofitting tack The Icelandic, Shire and Arabian will now be able to wear more items in game as we have retrofitted tack to be compatible with these breeds! We cannot wait to see all of your in-game pictures and edits with more outfits.
Bonus Shop! A new item is available in the Moorland Bonus Shop to all of you who became Star Rider by one-time payment! This feline Night Rider is a rebel at heart! Kitt is the perfect mix of adorable and adventurous!
Coming NEXT WEEK! The return of magic beckons newfound companions to the Winter Village. Encounter the charm of two sweet and frosty horses, the delightful Lebkuchen and the frost-kissed Vetle, accompanied by their companions, Gumdrop and Murrlan!
Have a cozy week!
Love from your Star Stable Team ♥