After several curiously well-timed leaks, Sims 4 has finally announced their newest, long-anticipated expansion pack: For Rent. The pack promises a fresh new world, inspired by the bustling beauty of South East Asia and replete with the sights and sounds a close-knit and cultured community.
Sims 4: For Rent, due to release December 7th 2023, has stunned Simmers worldwide with its promising plethora of new gameplay.
In this expansion, Simmers are slated to enjoy the dizzying riches and responsibilities that accompany multi-property ownership; that is, Sims will finally be able to stack cash as business savvy (money hungry?) Property Manager.
The new world of Tomarang is truly something to behold. Inspired by the sights and sounds of such Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos, Tomarang offers a blend of both modern and traditional features to delight Sim senses.
Tomarang is a verdant, tropical world with sprawling cityscapes. After settling into Tomarang, Sims can take a stroll in the botanical gardens, visit animal sanctuaries, or leave Fruit Offerings and Incense at a Spirit House. Perhaps most notably, Tomarang boasts a Night Market scene, a phenomenon that has earned Thailand worldwide renown. Just like their human counterparts, Sims will be able to browse wares at the night market, commune and canoodle with neighbors, and stuff themselves silly with dishes like Khao Niao Mamuang, Tofu Pad Thai, Pancit Bihon, Burmese Samosa Soup, Banh Cuon, Halo Halo, or Thai Iced Milk Tea.
What to Expect: Create-a-Sim
Sims 4: For Rent offers an array of new clothing items that blend the traditional with the modern. Sims jaunt around Tomarang in casual streetwear boasting beautiful traditional designs.
Sims will be able to enjoy button-ups with intricate prints, sleeveless dresses in bold colors, easy drawstring pants, slouchy tops, new sandals, capris, and casual collared shirt dresses. This list is, of course, by no means exhaustive. There are many fashions worth smiling about in this new pack, all of which appear to be the simple, comfortable silhouettes and every day streetwear Simmers have come to love.
What to Expect: Build-Buy
Builders seem poised to enjoy a veritable paradise in Sims 4:For Rent. The pack features tropical rattan furniture, carved wood decorations, wooden slat window shades, homes on stilts, and more Southeast Asian-inspired carpets, lamps, and tiles.
Simmers can also look forward to functional tea kettles and a rice cooker!
Some eagle-eyed Simmers have even spotted Tuk-Tuks, special 2-3 person vehicles often used in Thailand to travel short distances in the city!
New Lot Type
Most notably, For Rent will finally allow builders to create multi-unit dwellings.
This highly-requested feature will give Simmers the freedom to house several families on one lot. In this way, builders can create townhouses, apartment building units, duplexes, basement suites, and more! Happily, this lot type will not be restricted to just Tomarang; Simmers can build multi-family homes in all livable worlds!
While living in this lot type, Sims will have ample opportunities to hold community events like Potlucks and Pool parties, show off their Cringe dance moves, involve themselves in some leisurely Breaking and Entering, and generally get all up in each other’s business. Even the most proper Sims may find themselves embroiled in neighborly drama, and they may need a bit of help managing it all. After all, who is a Sim to complain to when the water heater is busted, your lights are flickering, your water’s running cold, or your upstairs neighbor is just too dang loud?
This brings us to the most game-changing aspect of the pack: Property Management.
New Game Play Features
For Rent offers a fresh career opportunity for Sims--
Any adult Sim can become a Property Owner of a multi-family dwelling, or Residential Rental. As Property Manager, the Sim must keep the property rated high and their Tenants happy, lest they risk a Tenant Revolt.
While Property Owners can eagerly line their pockets by collecting exorbitant amounts of rent money, they are also tasked with keeping the lot habitable. They’ll have to perform plenty of Lot Inspections to:
In fact, Sims can experience a new Fear of Eviction due to these lot inspections, though the Property Owner is always free to give second chances!
All Sims will also enjoy four new aspirations:
Even child Sims will get to relish new activities like hopscotch and traditional Thai marble games like Deed Luk Kaew.
But it isn’t all fun and games. Lax Landlords can allow their rental properties to fall into such disarray that the building becomes overrun with fungal spores, all of which can result in a new death:
All in all, For Rent seems a pack not to be missed! With fresh gameplay features, comfy CAS items, and beautiful build-buy, this pack is sure to please players worldwide.
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