Hey everyone, Zerbu here!
I was fascinated with this particular line in The Sims 4 Gamescom 2013 Press Conference:
- In The Sims 4, emotions influence the gameplay not just in this moment, but down the line.
Similarly, early advertisements of The Sims 4 made mention of a “ripple effect” that would effect the future of your Sims:
- Through powerful new creative tools and dynamic, emotion-rich gameplay, every relationship is interwoven to create a ripple effect that shapes the life journey of the Sims.
Unfortunately, I misinterpreted this as meaning emotions experienced at a current time would carry over into the future of a Sim’s life.
Well, guess what? With The Sims 4 Affective, such a feature is no longer just a desire.
Affective brings a whole new meaning to emotions in The Sims 4. When a Sim is in a specific emotional state, they will accumulate points which will contribute to that Sim’s lifetime emotion score for the respective emotion. Lifetime emotion scores are stored in the “Skills” tab (with an additional mod included to rename it to the “Development” tab for English users) and work similar to traits which give occasional Moodlets. Sims who are level 2 or above in a certain emotion’s lifetime score will receive occasional Moodlets, with strength that varies depending on the score.
More information and a link to download is available on my blog: http://zerbu.tumblr.com/post/108365961982/the-sims-4-affective-mod-pack