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Blog: Learn All About Character Values in The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack

Are you ready for a new blog about The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack? Read all about character values below.

Learn All About Character Values in The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack

Hey Simmers! We don’t expect you to fully join the family without knowing more details about The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack, which is why we’re here today to discuss Character Values.

Young Sims growing up are still trying to figure out how to become productive adults and their Parents are there to help guide them down the right road by instilling strong Character Values. Or, if your Sims are more ambivalent in their parenting, their children’s weak Character Values will manifest into their (probably miserable) adulthood. What’s so great about this feature is that it represents how your Sims play, and there’s so much diversity in the outcomes that you can play The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack for generations.

We’re going to discuss how your Sims can guide (or ignore) their children in a future blog, but today, we want to discuss Character Values. Specifically, the outcome. There are five different Character Values, each with a positive and negative outcome. The five Character Values are Manners, Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Empathy, and Emotional Control.

As soon as Sims age up from Babies to Toddlers, their Character Values appear in their Simology panel. When Sims age up from Teenagers to Young Adults, their Character Values disappear and the Sims are given permanent Traits that reflect their upbringing.

Game pack The Sims 4 Parenthood

The Character Values are representations of your young Sims activities. As they perform activities that are positively associated with a Character Value, it’ll increase their positive access. If Sim parents encourage and praise these behaviors, that will also increase it. However, when Sims perform negative activities that are negatively associated with a Character Value, or a parent praises these activities, it has the opposite effect.

How about an example?

Let’s say a Sim mother wants her child to have good Manners. She might teach her child to Say Please and Thank you, or Set the Table. And she’ll likely discipline any bad manners her child exhibits. But perhaps, you’re more interested in a young, ill-mannered rogue? Your Sim’s child may start Swearing, or will wantonly burp and fart around the household. And if not curbed, these can have a permanent effect!

Let’s continue this example. Let’s say this child becomes a teenager, then a Young Adult. Their Character Values are set! If the mother didn’t curb the negative behaviors, the child will gain the Bad Manners Trait. This will unlock new socials, like Point Out Flaws, for one. The Sim will have Whims to Swear, indicating their personal desires to act with bad manners. They’ll also change their autonomous behavior, such as preferring Rude interactions, or failing to clean the dishes.

But, perhaps the mother did invest her time into creating a well-mannered child? Then, they earn the Good Manners Trait. Sims with this Trait always clean up dishes, act politely when introducing themselves to others, and never act rudely on their own. They build Friendships more quickly and, if they have to fart, they only do it in certain circumstances…

Beyond this, all Character Values lead to new Chance Cards catered to Sims based on their Traits – which means you’ll be making tough choices for your Sims throughout their lives based on their upbringing. It’s exciting and full of humor, unexpected twists, and is the perfect opportunity or new stories.

Character Values are such a great Sims feature. They’re the perfect combination of serious and silly consequences based on your choices and the stories you tell. With five Character Values, and two Traits for each, there is so much variety in how your Sims grow up, which means you can play The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack for so many generations.

What stories will you tell? Which bad behaviors will your Sims scold? What behaviors will they praise?

These choices, and more, are yours to make when The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack ships worldwide on May 30, 2017 on Origin for PC and Mac.

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Blog: The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack Is Out Now!

Release day! It’s the 24th of January and you all know what that means! The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack is available right now. The recommended price by Electronic Arts is $19,99/€19,99/£14,99. Read more below about this newest addition. Have fun playing with vampires!

The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack is available right now, and we couldn’t be more excited! Are you ready for your Sim to gain some awesome Powers and live forever? Then this is the Game Pack for you.

Vampires work differently to any other life state in The Sims 4, as they can gain Powers and Weaknesses, while providing great storytelling opportunities. Have you heard about the Vampire who refused to sip a drop of Plasma from another Sim? What about the tale of the Vampire who burst in to flames as he dashed to the mailbox so he could publish his latest romance novel? Or maybe the one about the friendly Vampire who wanted to befriend everyone he saw, but suffered from uncontrollable hissing?

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

Of course, there’s also Forgotten Hollow, the new World coming in the Vampires Game Pack. We’re so in love with the historic old feeling of this World, complete with Gothic architecture and cobwebs galore. Gargoyles watch over as statues stand in fountains, and fog creeps along the ground. You really get the feeling that this place has sat quietly in the dark for centuries, filled with Vampires and organ music.

We can’t wait for you to get started with your Vampire, and we’ve even written a little Haiku to celebrate

Vampires are here now,
Hiding away from the sun,
Hiss hiss hiss hiss hiss.

We might have taken the uncontrollable hissing Weakness…

We can’t wait to see all of the fantastic (and no doubt crazy) ideas that you come up with, so head on over to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram and send us your screenshots (and Haiku!) using #TS4Vampires!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Blog: 6 Things To Get Excited For In The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack

The release of The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack is almost around the corner! We still have a few days left untill the game is out. Read a new blog below with 6 reasons to get excited about the Vampires Game Pack!

Can you believe there’s only 4 more days until The Sims 4 Vampires* Game Pack is out? Neither can we! We’ve talked a lot about what’s in the pack over the last couple of weeks but we wanted to have a quick re-cap of all the things we’ve seen you talking about most on social media, so here we go!

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

1 – Playing the epic Organ!

When you’re a Vampire living eternally, you need a lot of hobbies. Playing the Organ is a great way for your Sim to idle away their time before sleeping, as the sun comes up and the rest of the town rises.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

2 – Creeping around Forgotten Hollow.

There’s a new World in the Vampires Game Pack, and that’s Forgotten Hollow. Night time lasts longer here, so your Vampires can thrive better with less risk of bursting in to flames, which is always good. There’s a really old feel to this World, with Gothic architecture and fog creeping around, not forgetting the statue of Vlad standing proud in the center.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

3 – Gaining ancient Vampire Powers.

Powers, you guys. POWERS. Mutate into a bat, travel through the air as a wisp, become more alluring to other Sims, master mind control, and a whole bunch of others. We’re really excited to see what great stories you all come up with using these!

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

4 – New grungy style decor.

We added a few grungy decor options in The Sims 4 City Living, and with The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack we felt that this was a great opportunity to bring in even more. There’s new rips & tears for the walls that fit with the Gothic theme, and some cobwebs to really give the whole place a dusty decrepit feeling.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

5 – Sleeping (and woohoo’ing) in coffins!

We know how much you guys love your new woohoo locations, so when we created the coffin beds, we had to make sure we added the woohoo option as well. The animation for this is so fun, and we think your Vampire Sims will love it just as much as we do. Also, did we mention there’s bat form woohoo? Yup.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

6 – Vampires, duh.

We couldn’t finish up this list without calling out the Vampires themselves! The customization options for the dark form, the fangs, withered glowing eyes, and so much more. We really really really can’t wait to see what kind of Vampire you create.

So, what are you super mega excited for? Tell us allllll about it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram using #TS4Vampires!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Blog: Gain Ancient Powers with The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack

Another blog about The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack has been published. This time you will get to know more about gaining ancient powers. Read more below and make sure to check out the new video and screenshots as well.

With only a week left before The Sims 4 Vampires* Game Pack launches, we are so excited to dive a little deeper into one of the biggest game-changing parts of being a Vampire… Powers! This is a unique new Powers progression system, that gives Sims new Powers & Weaknesses that are new to The Sims 4! So, let’s take a look.

Exciting, right?! Your Vampire Sims will have great options to increase their Vampire Rank, including duelling, reading Vampire lore and being mentored by other Vampires. Increasing their Vampire Rank unlocks an assortment of unique supernatural Powers. Mutate into a bat to travel, control Sim’s minds, slip into the darkness, wield vampiric strength, and more! But take heed, with every up, comes a down. And as powers are unlocked, you must also choose weaknesses to maintain balance.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

Thin skinned Vampires will find themselves with extra flammable skin, which can sure make going out into the sunlight difficult. Sims who don’t want to treat their friends as lunch can choose to drink from the Plasma fruit. Meanwhile, other Sims could suffer from uncontrollable hissing, which always makes for an awkward social situation…

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

Now, if you are fretting about having to pick between all of those awesome Powers – worry no longer. You can unlock almost all of the Powers and Weaknesses through research, experience, and duelling, even after you’ve reached the maximum Vampire Rank. But do you know which Power Points you’re going to take first?

Stop by and tell us what you are looking forward to on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram using #TS4Vampires!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

Blog: Meet Vlad: The First Vampire of Forgotten Hollow

We got a new blog for you about The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack. This blog introduces Vlad, a vampire that lives in Forgotten Hollow, the new world in this game pack.

With The Sims 4 Vampires* Game Pack coming on January 24th, we wanted to take a moment and introduce Vladislaus Straud, the founding Vampire of Forgotten Hollow. And as luck would have it, we managed to snag this entry straight out of his diary for you…

Dear Diary, it’s Vlad again.

It feels good to still write in you daily. After two centuries in Forgotten Hollow these entries help keep my memory fresh – and a vampire has to have sharp wits to live this long!

I woke up rather early today, around 4:30 pm. I’ve always been an early riser. I like to be up and out of the coffin early enough to watch those last awful rays of sunlight die over the mountains. I made quick work of a plasma pack to help satisfy my thirst, as an early breakfast.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

By sunset I started on my daily routine, beginning with some haunting melodies on the pipe organ. I must say, I’ve gotten pretty good after all these years. As soon as those last pesky rays of sun had gone, I went out to walk the grounds of my estate. My mist form concealed me nicely as I drifted through the headstones in the cemetery. The fog rises quite nicely at night, and it further concealed my movements. This is my favorite time of night. The soft purple glow of the plasma fruit trees, the Sixam mosquito trap plants making a delightful crunch noise as they pick bugs out of the air. But then I heard all the nightlife picking up down in the town center, and realized I was feeling pretty thirsty again.

I headed down the hill to the town center a little after 8 pm. I’m no narcissist, but I really do love to gaze at my statue prominently displayed at the center of it all. The Sims in this town think the statue is the of my Great Grandfather, Vladislaus Straud the First. The local vampires know the truth though; I founded this town and I still run it. As I was sitting there admiring that handsome statue, I spotted what I was looking for: two oblivious Sims heading off towards the waterfall for a little late night stroll.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

I quickly vanished into the mist and reappeared right by them, calling upon my dark powers to quickly mesmerize the gentleman, while compelling his friend to allow me a drink. There is nothing like FRESH plasma!

Alas, my pleasant meal was interrupted by those annoying Vatore siblings, Caleb and Lilith. They just showed up, dispelled my mesmerized Sims, and started lecturing me about alternatives options to the traditional methods of thirst quenching. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, they followed by starting in on my wardrobe choices, personal hygiene, and showing my dark form in public. I don’t know what they have against grey coats. I have a hundred of them, they go with everything and always stay in style. Trust me, I should know.

Game pack The Sims 4 Vampires

Anyway, I digress. The point is, they were ruining my night and it was time to put them in their place. We agreed to a showdown like the good old days. At high moon, we would meet in front of my estate for some not-so friendly vampire sparring. We clashed in the air and we clashed on the ground, and as predicted I was the victor every time. When Caleb had had enough he finally hung his head in shame and marched back down the hill to his home. If he wants to best me in one of my epic duels he better start carrying garlic.

At this time, it started getting early, and the sun was coming up, so I spent some time in dark meditation to re-energize myself and read through the last few chapters of the Encyclopedia Vampirica (which I highly recommend, as it’s very informative AND interesting). Not to mention, most of it is about me. As the sun rose, I descended into my crypt and found just enough time to finish this entry before I close the lid on this coffin and settle in for some deep undead rest.

Excited for your Sim to meet Vlad for the first time? Let us know all about it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram using #TS4Vampires!

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

Source: TheSims.com

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