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  1. re:that last bullet, i think the push for inclusivity is broadly good because it's a life simulator and i think the more inclusive games like this are, the better, but it seems like they use inclusivity as an all-encompassing shield to stymy criticism when their updates come out half-baked and even broken. this most recent update breaks the aging system beyond repair, removes most whims in exchange for wants and fears that cover exclusively the base game and the latest expansion pack, and somehow bungled relationship checks so now my sims wanna papaya their brothers. but hey, they've added a sexuality system that probably should've been in there seven years ago eight years after release, so all is forgiven, we can move on to The Sims 4: Need for Speed, which finally adds (a) car (which cannot be used outside of its specialized map)

    about 14 days ago from web
    1. @zeldatra ugh is it even worth updating my.... Erm, one's theoretical bootleg? Yknow, just for, uhh... hyperbole and all that fun

      about 13 days ago from web
      1. @scribus I wouldn’t, at least not until they do at least a couple of bug fixes. Sims are currently aging up at random AT BEST, and at worst just straight up dying. It only affects long and short lifespans, and it’s actually an issue that has apparently existed for a few patches now, although I never encountered it before this one and the issue has verifiably been exasperated by something they did to the backend to support new features added by the High School expansion pack. And that’s just ONE of the problems… a lot of the new features are straight up broken and the new wants & fears system is actually less in-depth than the previous whims system, which it replaces, so… I don’t see many reasons to update ATM.

        about 13 days ago from web
      2. @scribus the update DOES add sexual orientation and it’s surprisingly in-depth (albeit it is currently very gender binary), but that too is broken and is resulting in Sims rolling incestuous wants because the orientation check happens after the relationship check.

        about 13 days ago from web
        1. @zeldatra Wow, used to need mods and plugins to bang your own mom, talk about updates

          about 12 days ago from web