Since there's a few packs the Sims have announced recently (the fan voted one, Cats & Dogs and Toddlers Stuff) I've been thinking about what other packs I would love for them to create! ... Let's be honest, I'm always thinking about what more I would love to be included in the sims. Anyways, I decided to share some of these ideas with you!
Note: Not all these ideas are my own. Some of them are just packs we've had for previous games, others are some I've seen suggested in forums and comments and some I've thought up but am 100% sure there's a million people who've suggested the same thing.
This first pack is one I dream of. I would die happy if this pack every became a reality. It's a fair/carnival/amusement park themed pack. Let's break it down.
I'm leaning more towards a fair/carnival rather than full blown amusement park. I feel an amusement park would be a bit more complicated and potentially limit it to a pre-made lot (similar to how the hospital or police station work), where as I'd rather be able to build my own fair. I think a fair/carnival would be much more fitting since I've seen fair's set up in some pretty small places (literally--one fair sets up in a parking lot that's 2 parking rows + a "road" wide and maybe half a block long).
I'd be great if there was a "variety" of rides included. Simpler ones like a Ferris wheel (even if it's a child-sized one), ones that swing back and forth (like the fire ball or pirate ship), a loop "roller coaster" (they have coasters at fair that are just loops), a carousel, maybe a small bumper car set up, tea cups would be perfect and a kid coaster (those tiny ones that go in an oval/circle and have a couple ups and downs). A zipper, those drop rides, maybe those swing rides and a fun house or haunted house would be cool too. Obviously it is a lot of rides and I wouldn't expect every one but it'd be amazing to have most. A couple could use similar animations (I think) and the ones like the haunted house or fun house wouldn't really need much animation--they could easily be basically a long, thin rectangular box your sim just disappears into.
They could add a couple new food stands to have fair-type for or styled more carnival-y. It'd be great to see some games added to! Classics like the ring toss, balloon/dart game, wack-a-mole, the one where you toss a ball into a cup and the one where you throw a ball to knock over bottles.
I'd love if this one just focused on adding a new game play/interaction/things to do and build/buy items around that. Even if it meant focusing less on the CAS items.
The next pack I would love to have is one all about vehicles! This one actually made me lead towards a racing themed pack at first but I ended up branching that into a different idea totally (I'll get to it later).
I'd love for this pack to include two new careers! It's be cool to have a race car driver as an option (and have it work like any base-game careers) and have a mechanic as a career option! I'd image the mechanic to be like a GTW career. This way you could go with your sim to work at car repair shop, complete various tasks and work your way up. Or even own your own repair shop? Bonus! This would even give people the ability to run a car dealership using the own-a-shop ability you get from GTW. Sims could also go street racing to get some extra cash if they win.
I'd love to see car-themed items come out of this pack. Race car driver and mechanic outfits. A race car bed and those drive-able toy cars (please include those feet powered yellow and red plastic ones from the 90s) for kids and toddlers. Gas station pump and other gas station items (possibly some retro items). Junk yard items could be fitting too. Have decor items of things like tires/tire stacks, old bumpers, motor oil, etc... Things you'd find in a mechanic's shop. As well as any items you'd need to do the mechanic career--like a pre-made 1-car garage and/or those things they have to raise and lower cars (I'm not sure of technical terms, forgive me). Of course family's would need a garage door and drive way item (like we did in the--I believe it was--the Sims 3...or was it 2). Oh! And we'd need cars. It'd be nice to get a small variety. Some sort of truck, motorcycle, van, car, SUV, classic jeep, sports car... Maybe some run down ones for cheaper prices and fancier ones that are much more pricey.
I'd hope we'd get the ability to have teens learn how to drive (even if we don't necessarily see much animation--similar to the cars in previous games). A driving skill would be probably needed, especially if racing is a career. A risk of car accidents as a cause of death would be something new too--working similar to how people with low cooking skills can set themselves or the kitchen on fire. At least damaging the car in this way and needing it to be repaired could be interesting.
This next idea would be a Stuff pack of my dreams! That's park stuff! I'd love some classic park items to make parks a little bit more interactive and enticing.
Some of the item ideas I instantly thought of were things from my childhood parks--back when merry-go-rounds were still allowed. That's the first item and what makes me wish this pack was real, actually! I'd love to have those classic merry-go-rounds for parks. Swings would be a must as well! And slides that teens and under could use. I remember those large tall metal slides (some were plastic) in parks from when I was little. Some would have these wooden castle structures build around them. Some of those would have a slide attached to the side as well. Those are the main park items I'd want, but a "net" contraption (you see at parks now--they were metal domed monkey bars when I was younger) is also cool and those rocking horses on springs.
That's all I'd super want out of this stuff pack. Again mostly objects for build/buy but some park/summer-y clothing could be cool too. And maybe some new plants/trees/etc. The ability to play/draw up hopscotch would be cute, as well!
These next two started out as one idea but I figured it'd be too much for one pack of any sort so I broke it down. I'll start with the Fame pack idea. I believe it was in the Sims 3 when you could have famous sims. I miss that so much! I'd love to have that game play back.
It'd be great to get a few new careers with it or make pre-existing careers more interactive to go with it. Singing, musician, comedian, social media... those sorts of careers could get your sims fame points. Paid gigs for musicians and comedians could come back. I'd be thrilled if a dream career of mine got added--fashion designer!
I'd love for there to be a sewing skill added (as well as the needed items). I don't necessarily expect to be able to make original designs/outfits (unless the incorporate the Cats & Dogs tech to some sort of basic clothing silhouettes). I could easily imagine it being you get the option of a few different styles or pick the type of designer you want to be/item you want to sew and it'll pop out whatever the pre-made outfit is for that category and skill level (similar to wood working). Like you could be a wedding dress designer or focus on couture. For casual or overall offer different styles (basic ones like goth or punk, preppy, mens, hipster, etc...any combination of the existing styles). I can picture decor items like sewing mannequins, thread racks, blue tubs of fabric or fabric rolls being added. If there was just a fashion designer pack of some sort, in general, I'd love it.
I was thinking it'd be cool if the dancing skill go a bit more added around it. This could increase fame points and maybe a sim could work there way up in a few different types of dancing (ballet, break dancing, tap, etc). They could be booked for gigs as well and preform on stages similar to how musicians and comedians did in the previous game where the fame game play was a thing.
Stage items could come back too! Also, I'd hope the fame affecting relationships and sims' reactions to one another would be a thing again.
The reason why this next part branched off from the above was because I felt like it could fit into it's own and it'd add too many careers or career changes in one pack, making it unlikely it'd be a thing. Also I realized it just didn't fit as well as other careers could with the fame system and all. This is really just bringing back what we had in the Sims 3 (again), where your sims could be a stylist or a tattoo artist.
I know you can already alter every sims you see in CAS easily. But it'd be cool to have objects to make rad tattoo shops and glamorous hair salons. I'd die to have those items in game. Can you picture it?! We could items like tattoo artwork displays they hang up in shops, classic "Tattoo" parlor signs, a tattooing gun and station. Stylist could give up those mini-stage+mirror+wardrobe stations we had in the Sims 3, and maybe clothing racks possibly (with glamorous looking clothes). For hair salons we could get barber poles, salon chairs and hair washing sinks, mirrors with lights all around them, 1 tile "vanities" and decor items of various hair and makeup products.
And let's be real, don't you want your sims to get paid for giving make overs to other sims? I do! I'd love to have that ability back.
Another new detail that could fit into this pack (if they wouldn't just release it as a patch in the base game) is the ability to have body hair! I'd love to be able to make more furry guys with chest hair (and even back hair!?--legs and arms too). Maybe it's too much detail? But even just getting a chest hair option would be great!
So, in the fan-voted game pack event they held, I fell in love with a couple of the other pack options. I really hope they make all those packs a thing in the future! Especially the dangerous and arcade stuff packs. I've been wanting more arcade games so I could build an arcade. And having new ways to die? That'd add so much to game play!
I also loved the wedding stuff pack! It'd be so cool to get a wedding or event planner as a career and just more decor for weddings in general--clothing too.
So far we've seen a lot of more realistic-styled and themed objects, clothing, packs, etc... I'd be so happy to receive some more whimsical and fantasy-inspired items. These next couple on my list revolve all around that.
First one up: Fairies! There's actually a lot of mystical creatures I'd love to get back that we've had before but I'd specifically love a fairy pack.
This could give so many new build/buy items you could only find in a fairy home. Over sized objects (thimbles, thread spools, etc) would be cool. Although I'm leaning more towards "earthy" furniture pieces. Imagine! Beds or hammocks made from a large leaf, work benches where the hammer is a pebble tied to a stick, small drooping flowers can make up lights, couches and chairs made out of vine-like wood, tree stump tables, giant mushrooms as trees, flower petal curtains and flower rugs. The possibilities are endless. Everything can be made from vines, flowers, grass, leaves, natural wood, etc...
Of course some CAS items would have to include the ability to make fairies and wings! Nature-made clothing is a must! Dresses, tops, bottoms all made from leaves, flowers and earthy-looking materials. I'd be in heaven!
This next pack idea would be a combination of both whimsical and realistic items. How about a candy themed pack!? I believe we had something similar in the Sims 3 (or whatever one that Katy Perry pack belonged to).
I want to be able to open a candy shop. It'd be so cute to have classic candy shop decor items and wall papers. Maybe a gum ball machine?! Jars filled with various candies and signs shaped like candy pieces. Soda machines even? Old fashion soda shops are another place I'm drawing furniture piece inspiration from for this pack. An overall sweets shop is what it could be!
Where does the whimsical come in? With giant candy themed furniture. Well... not giant furniture but giant candy that works as furniture. We could have pepper mint pillows, ice cream sandwich as coffee tables, chocolate bar beds, banana split couches, gum drop bean bag chairs! We could get giant candy trees made from lollipops and candy canes. We could get ginger bread wall paper and frosting roofs.
Other packs that bring back witches, werewolves, zombies and so on would be nice too! I've even seen people suggest mermaids! I believe that was in a previous game, so I'd love to see that back. I didn't get to explore that game play too much before.
Speaking of mermaids, I saw someone suggest it in a beach pack idea. I was thinking of the same thing for a while to. I'd love a beach pack (and possibly vacation world?)!
We could get surfing, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving and sun bathing as new interactions and skills? I don't expect to control them. I actually seeing them work well as a situation like how fishing works. Where there's certain areas where you can surf, sail, etc... and maybe you don't even see the full animations? Maybe the sims go off screen or something and you only seem them take off from the dock or beach? I'd be happy with a similar animation or set up to the surfing machine we had in the Sims 2 (on the Gamecube). It'd be cool to just have those as an option and skills, though. Risking getting a sunburn as a result of sunbathing too long or even doing any other activity for too long would be funny!
Items like beach towels, surf boards, large beach umbrellas, tiki party or luau items, etc would be cool. It'd be nice to get some new bathing suits, hair styles and even some wet suits with flippers! I think adding life guards as another job for teens would be a neat idea too! And possibly adding marine biology as a career!? I don't see it being a GTW styled career per say. Just a normal career choice would be good enough for me. Maybe we'd get a few new types of aquatic pets or aquariums (like a salt water one with a few different new fish designs).
While on the topic of tiki parties and luau items, I totally can see those being a part of a different pack I'd love for the Sims 4 to revist: Island Paradise. They could probably get away with throwing all of this stuff into one pack and making it an Expansion pack. You'll get ocean-focused activites like surfing and sailing but then more island, land-based activities like luaus and walking on the hot rocks.
If you can explore the underwater area like you could in the old sims game, I see mermaids working here (again). This is where the scuba diving would come into play, as well. Being able to build a house boat would be neat too! Even if it's just one or two lots that give you that option.
An old classic and favorite of mine, that I'm sure is coming at some point, is a university life pack! However they do it, I'm sure would end up great. I'd love to get some more focus put on elementary and high schools though. I know you wouldn't necessarily travel with the sims to school but getting back private schools and maybe hosting parent teaching meetings (even if it meant the teachers come to the house) would be fun! Make it an education expansion pack?
I'd love for teaching to become a career choice. Especially if it could be a GTW styled career. I'd love to be able to travel to the school and possibly decorate the classroom at least? Even if we couldn't do that, I'd still want to get school themed items. White boards, chalk boards, rulers, student desks, pencil boxes, etc...
Of course I want them dorm room backs! Sororities and fraternities too! Cheerleader uniforms, mascots, togas and private school uniforms. Football can be added as a sport. Items like laptops, backpacks, "beer" pong tables. If we have vehicles mopeds and scooters please? Oh bikes would be great to have back too! I'd hope we get a new world that's laid out to be one big college campus like previously.
Thinking of bikes and racing made me go towards other wheel-based activities. I'd be cool to have a pack based around skating and bikes. I'm thinking skate boards, roller skates, roller blades, bikes, dirt bikes maybe?
Adding skate parks and various "ramps" or build items needed to build a skate park. Adding a dirt textured swatch to these items would make it easy to convert to a place for dirt bikes--or just have a dirt bike course (an object or an area--like how fishing works--specifically for it). I assume there'd be a skating skill from this.
Adding skater and street styled clothing/hair to go with this would be fitting. Items can be based all around a messy teen room, thinks you'd find in a skate shop and just the skate boards/blades/etc themselves. Roller derby inspired CAS items would be so cool! If roller derby or street hockey were added as a sport or activity, I'd love that.
I can't remember if we had this in previous Sims games or not. But if we did, please bring it back.
I too am on board with all the popular demands for a seasons pack.
I want different clothing to be affected by different weather (or vise versa...however that makes sense). I liked when sims would get sick from being too hot or too cold when not dressed for the whether. I'd hope for a lot of new CAS items to come from this. Over-sized knitted sweaters for winter. Forest greens, pumpkin oranges and mustard yellows for autumn clothing. Plum hair and lip colors for autumn is a must!
Hot chocolate machines and decor to fit the addition of winter? Maybe a diving board (even a diving skill) and pool slides for summer. New flowery items for spring. Cardigans for the fall? We can get back build snowman, having snowball fights and playing in leaves. Rainy days where umbrellas and raincoats will be needed!
While still talking about seasons, if we don't get it in a seasons pack (which I hope this would all be in one and just be an expansion pack). I'd want winter sports. Specifcally ice skating!
I'd love to get an ice skating rink and an ice skating skill. Figure skating as a career or some sort of activity/a type of skating action you can unlock by leveling up would be amazing!! Snowboarding and skiing too please!
It'd be great to get full blown snow outfits and figure skating dresses! I can see lots of new beanies being fitting and some cute new hair styles to go with the figure skating outfits.
Again, pretty sure we had some of this stuff before. I'd just love to get it back but a bit updated and with some new and improved actions!
I feel this next one is a much needed stuff pack: Elderly Stuff pack! I feel like elderly aged sims are the least played and just don't receive as much attention or game time. There isn't much revolving around them specifically either.
I'd love if we would get a retirement home lot (can work similar to apartments or dorm rooms but limited to elderly age sims only). I'd also love to get bingo back and maybe add shuffle board?
I feel there's a lot of new items and clothing that could come out of this pack. We all know what a typical grandma/grandpa home looked like (they all have a recliner) and what there clothing is--they aren't called grandpa sweaters for nothing.
I'd just love to see more items made specifically for them so that maybe they'd receive some more game time.
The last pack I want to go into depth talking about (at least in this post) is a casino pack!
This could add a new casino lot type. I would hope this could be a bit more "risque" and add a smoking action. I assume the sims wouldn't want to necessarily encourage smoking org glorify it, so I figured a sim could pick up smoking but it could decrease a sim's life span, cause illness or come with the risk of causing death? I just would like to have a casino that has a more grunge-y and sketchy vibe.
I'd love to get all sorts of casino movie/movie scene inspired CAS items. Maybe mob looking wear? A user could create a the mafia or something through club options. Of course new items with new actions like casino styled card tables and different card games, slot machines and roulette tables. It'd be pretty cool if they included pole dancing too! You could make a mini Las Vegas! Which would mean a cool fountain with a light show?
The more I think about this pack, the more I want it. I want some more dark, grunge, shady, scandalous, edgy vibed packs!
And to end it there's a few things I would like to see in game. Not sure where they'd fit or how to incorporate them. I could see a few that would be a great item just to patch into the base game or a pre-existing pack.
Bunk beds. Everyone's been asking for bunk beds. Please give us bunk beds some way, some how!
Some different careers. These could probably even have their own game or stuff pack around them. Archaeology and fire fighter! I loved the fire fighter career from the Sims 3.
The starter home pack they had listed from the fan-voted pack event also sounded amazing. I'd love more pre-home, worn down, low priced items.
And that's it for now! I have a lot more ideas and a lot more previous packs I miss, plus some ideas other's have mentioned that I've fallen in love with. I hope to see some packs similar to these in the future! Fingers crossed. I'll probably be making another post with more pack wants in the future.
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