SimGuruGraham answers questions on Twitter
SimGuruGraham has taken his Twitter account to answer questions from his followers, including topics such as The Gallery, NPCs and new Whim/Aspiration system. Check it out!
Are individual Sims going to have separate “money” accounts in the game?
Nope, it’ll be like previous games – a shared wallet for the household.
Will there be an auto-moving camera for TS4? Kind of like watching a trailer. It’d be nice to sometimes just watch the AI.
No, but there’s a little trick you can do in Sims 4 that lets you lock your camera to follow a NPC. It’s fun to do on occasion.
Just a question regarding Sims 4, Will there be the the classic censor in regards to Sims getting nude still?
Yup the censor grid is making a return. Just small enough to watch your Sim poop while reading their tablet if you’re into that.
Is there something similar to Stylist (from Ambitions) in TS4 or do we have to change appearance and outfits separately?
There isn’t a stylist career in the base game. When you go back into CAS it’s just for changing things like clothes, makeup, etc. You can change between multiple outfits at any time, or take your Sim back into CAS to plan new outfits.
Is there anything you can say about if moodlets and/or wishes (like Sims 3) will return? Or are those fears and wishes again?
Moodlets are back – they help you understand why your Sim is in a particular emotion. They aren’t strictly positive/negative now. Wishes are gone. They’ve been replaced with Whims (similar concept, but a bit more fleeting and moment to moment than a wish). There are no “neutral” moodlets; every moodlet contributes to an emotion. When Sims have their needs get low for example, they get moodlets that push them into the uncomfortable emotion. The traditional need bars are there as well… I know some people out there seem to think they don’t exist anymore.
Hi Graham! Is the postman is Sims 4 now an adult? Instead of a child?
I’m pretty sure the postman in Sims 3 was an adult, unless my memory has really faded. Regardless, they’re adults in #TheSims4.
Any noticeable cameos by celebs in the game as well?
No celebrities ship in the game, but I’m quite sure many celebrity likenesses will be uploaded to the Gallery in short order.
Can you say more about “whims”? I liked the wish-concept. It gave Sims life a direction
They’re similar. The main difference is you don’t promise a whim to a Sim.
They naturally come and go based on what you’re currently doing, so they help provide some direction and give you more ideas about what additional possibilities there are for your Sim. They do persist until you satisfy them or when you click it off to get a new one. And for longer term life direction, there are now aspirations instead of lifetime wishes. Aspirations provide more steps along the way rather than one ultimate goal, and you can change your aspiration to something else anytime you like.
Can you lock one of the whims. Like in Sims 2?
No, you can’t lock a whim.
Do you know if we will be able to share our creations out of the Gallery (with sims4pack files for example) ?
I wouldn’t be the right person to ask about that; I believe the people working on that sort of stuff aren’t on twitter.[The WooHoo skill] was cut from the game since we originally talked about it. Lots of things shift during the development of a base game. For a bit it was changed to a hidden skill, then removed entirely. People weren’t comfortable with the implications and our rating. It wasn’t about our schedule, it was about people not being comfortable with including that content in our game. [The world can’t be edited] Only the lots are editable. Full stop.
Quick correction about what I said about Whims last night.
This post will be updated in case Graham answers more questions, so stay tuned.