When Sim Gurus bless the community with livestreams of incoming content, they often do so from game accounts that are still in development. As a result, while the Gurus may mean to show a certain set of features, they may accidentally give sharp-eyed players a glimpse into what is to come.
March 23rd’s stream briefly covered much of what players expected: bunkbeds that players can assemble and disassemble arrived, traits have been fine-tuned to have more of an impact on gameplay, marriage wall art transformed from a portrait of an old medieval-looking couple into contemporary depictions of multiracial same-sex couples, and ethnic hairs and skin textures received a much needed reboot.
However, eagle-eyed players quickly noticed a few features that appear to be in development— including such features as “auto-sofa.”
Dedicated kitchen builders may well recognize the amazing “auto-counters” tool, which allows counters to snap together in varying, kitchen-island shapes with little to no fuss. Twitter user @ThisIsCoen noticed an “auto-sofa” button during the stream. This suggests that, in the near future, Sims 4 players may be able to snap sofa pieces together to make large sectionals ot wrap-around sofas.
If this were not enough @goldkaeferli, another Twitter user, noticed an “auto-bunkbeds” toggle button, suggesting that, perhaps, Sims 4 players will soon be able to build their own bunkbeds.
And even THIS was not all! Users noticed too that the developer Create-a-Sim experience was also slightly different. Guru Sims enjoyed a fifth trait slot and new hair colors!
Simmers quickly speculated that the fifth slot may be for traits a given Sim was born with. This was an option in a recent official Sims 4 survey.
What do you guys think is on the Simming horizon?
The latest 2GB base game patch to the Sims 4 has dropped! This patch includes:
-Improved ethnic hair textures
-Representations of diverse marriages in wall art
-Improved bugs - INCLUDING a recalibration of Bust the Dust features
-Improved traits as shown below:
You can check out the full patch notes below:
The Sweet Treats Showdown: Dessert for Two rerun kicked off again March 22nd. This beloved event offers Sims Mobile players romantic lighting, a luxurious marble lover’s tub, an enormous outdoor movie screen, and far more.
Players can expect the following:
Sweet Box Prizes
✔️Hopeless Romantic Candle
✔️Light of Love Centerpiece
✔️Table for Two
✔️Dessert for Two Chair
✔️Magical Mood Side Table
✔️Orb of Amour
Royal Box Prizes
✔️Lover’s Flame Firepit
✔️Tree of Love
✔️Lounging Lovebird Robe
✔️Date Night Movie Screen
✔️Mads Multicolored Braid
The Sims Nation compiled swatches for all the available prizes. Many thanks to ShellyBee Sims for painstakingly creating these images.
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The varied realms of the Sims are all steadily changing, offering fresh content for their respective, awaiting audiences. Sims FreePlay finally unveiled their New York Apartment update, Sims Mobile wrapped up its charming greenery Treasure Hunt, and Sims 4 geared up for the upcoming bunkbed update with hints of more to come.
The Sims FreePlay
After several days of Twitter teasers, Sims FreePlay developers finally rolled out their latest New York Apartment update featuring Big Apple loft worthy looks such as contemporary industrial bookshelves, drafting tables, enormous windows, steel beams, chic chests and wardrobes, sleek ovens, and far more.
Influence Island: New York Bedroom offers players an array of Big Apple looks in exchange for exchange tokens. After convincing and cajoling neutral NPC Sims into “clan mates,” players get the chance to spin for such prizes as king sized beds, metal floor lamps, faux cow-hide rugs, wardrobes, leather ottoman, and vintage lighting.
SimChase Season 26 guides players through a gamut of events in competition with a “rival” Sim. Successful Simmers have the chance to win sleek bathroom and breakfast items such as corner showers, wall lights, brick wallpaper, and New York hair for male and female Sims.
The Lofty Lifestyle Live Event begins April 5th and continues to offer the glamor and glitz of New York life. Players can win a drafting table, vintage bicycles, industrial lighting, exposed brickwork, and metal shelving, but only the craftiest of Simmers will succeed.
Influence Island season 8 will offer Scandinavian 2.0 prizes. These are the same prizes as the previous version— beds, hanging shelves, kitchen tops, basin sinks— but in new color swatches.
SimChase Season 27 gives players the chance to create an iconic New York Diner with such prizes as diner uniforms, bat stools, black and white flooring, milkshake makers, wall lighting, square booth tables, and more.
[Screenshots from the lovely Joy C. Finger. Watch her video here: https://youtu.be/dofVaJW7aBI ]
The Sims Mobile
Sims Mobile wound down it’s Greenest Garden event. Players claimed their new glossy female hair, rustic sprinkler, and quaint greenhouse only to settle in and wait for spring cleaning reruns— Wash n’ Fold, which begins April 5th, and Dessert for Two, which begins March 22nd.
The Wash n’ Fold Sweet Treats rerun allows players a second chance to win the SimpleSuds Washing Machine, the Linen Fresh Clothesline, and a beautiful slew of adorable laundry clutter and furniture like pastel shelves, squat hampers, and wicker chairs.
The long-awaited “Dessert for Two” Sweet Treats rerun gives Mobile players a chance to win the coveted Sweetheart Spa, Mads Multicolor Braid, Date Night Movie Screen, and an array of date night wear, comfortable couches and romantic lighting.
The Sims 4
Enjoying quieter week overall, the Sims 4 team geared up for their March 23rd introduction of bunkbeds, an item players have demanded for months. In addition, Sims 4 developers hinted that the bunkbed update may come accompanied with some other updates. On March 22nd, the Sims 4 team revealed that the base game bunk bed update will come folded with several trait improvements. Bunk beds, we now know, will arrive March 23rd at 10AM PST with a detailed Twitch walkthrough of the update March 23rd at 11AM PST.
In true Maxis fashion, the team suddenly released a Sims 3 pack sale alongside a Sims 4 pack sale. Sales, of course, usually precede some new pack announcement; thus, players are hungrily awaiting news of the next Sims 4 pack or base game update.
Family-oriented players, builders, and Simmers who love making use of every square inch of space in their modest homes have begged Sims 4 developers for one thing for months: bunk beds.
The advent of useable bunk beds in such mobile Sims iterations as Sims FreePlay and Sims Mobile caused Sims 4 players to urge developers toward their own version.
Finally, on March 23rd, player prayers will be answered.
Not only have Sims 4 developers folded bunk beds into a free base game patch, but they are also including some improvement to traits— the game mechanic through which players create Sim personalities.
A change in traits would lead to an overhaul of Sim gameplay, possibly fleshing out the way Sims act autonomously and react to their environment.
This update will also include an improvement to console textures. This may mean skin texture improvements, but only time will tell.
The bunk bed update will go live March 23rd at 10AM PST, and the Sims 4 developers will show off this new update alongside more details one hour later — March 23rd at 11AM PST.
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