In the latest update the sims teams implemented “scenarios” Scenarios are goal-based stories within the game where a player’s choice impacts the outcome. There are many different outcomes to Scenarios and many different ways to achieve those outcomes. That’s right, there’s more than one way to complete a Scenario, just as in real life! You never know how the story will go. How you get there is up to you! The team will rotate out these scenarios so there is always a new goal to achieve. We asked the Sims community their opinions and whether they liked scenarios and this is what you all said…
“They're not new to the kind of people who play often enough to be in Sims Facebook groups, but I think making challenges official is a great idea. And it means I won't have to keep track of things myself, which I'm terrible at. Honestly, the horrors of forgetting a tally in the hundred baby challenge still haunt me.” - Nicole W.
“So I played the toddler one last night. It was a story pretty similar to my regular gameplay, so it was honestly easy? The money one and the love after heartbreak one are not really how I normally play, so I am interested to try those next. I am kind of curious to see which ones they add in the future! I have been super depressed and am now on a leave from work, so it is a good time for to get back into sims.” - Liz S.
“I have shitty wifi and sims on console so my update still has…9 hrs lmao but I’m excited! I like having different options because I get bored pretty quickly.” - Kennedi W.
“I think they’re a great way to support and inspire new players and people not integrated in the community” - Becca B.
“I like them so far! I hope that they continue to update this to not only give us a new challenge but to also help people that maybe get overwhelmed when they try to make their own challenges in the game. I also love how quick you can just be like I want to play but I don't know what I want to play and click on a scenario” - Daya A.
“Meh. Challenges aren't my thing, so adding them into the game officially isn't very interesting to me. I know many do like them though, so I can see how you'd be excited in that case.
A) Typical EA rushing out features before they're finished. Why exactly can you not use these with existing saves? And are they actually going to fix it so they can be done in existing saves or is this going to be like how they said they were going to add swimmable water to other worlds after Island Living?
B ) Extremely funny that "too many toddlers" is...three. That is something that can happen in the course of normal gameplay and has happened to me several times. It seems really pointless as a challenge.” - Carla C.
The general consensus
While the structure of scenarios are nothing new to the sims game, (see challenges) it is a new way to do challenges with an in game tracked system! It gives simmers who don’t usually play with challenges a taste of what they are missing. While some simmers may feel this is not necessary, the general feel is, it's OK. Is it something that we needed? No. “Scenarios” have existed since the beginning of the sims community. Those who avoid challenges like a plague (me lol) won't be touching this new feature. All in all it seems like the sims team is actively looking at the community and adding those things we are doing ourselves into the game which is nice. But can yall listen and add cars please 😂
We pass the question onto you. How do YOU feel about scenarios? Let us know! Have a juicy question you’d like to ask the community? Leave it in a comment below!