The Sims 4

The Sims 4: New Event System Coming Soon

UPDATE #2: More evidence about the new Event has been found! Seems like Jasmine Holiday will return to introduce the new Event System.

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Also, we found this icon which seems to be related to the new system:

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UPDATE: SimGuruDrake released a statement about the upcoming Event System, confirming that The Sims Team has in fact been working on it.

The team that’s works on engagement features (i.e. The free stuff you get in patches) are doing their job by creating this free content for you

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The latest update for The Sims 4 that was released today introduces the ability to customise phone skins. However, there is hints of a new “event” system hidden within the XML code. Back in March, we had the Growfruit challenge with Jasmine Holiday as an event NPC. The latest update has expanded the code that was used with new details.

Events have a new “XP” system. Sims can earn XP and trigger a “Triple Boost Week” which will increase the rate a Sim builds job performance, boosts skills, builds friendships, gains aspiration points, or decreases the rate at which their Needs decay (note: this is still referred to as a “Boost Week” despite actually lowering the decay rate). Sims can only have one reward at a time.

We can expect these new features to be implemented the next time there’s a temporary challenge!

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Zerbu Tabek

I have an interest in computers and technology, and have been learning programming since I was as young as 12. Years down the line, I learned other coding and programming languages, both used online and offline. Now, I have combined my programming ability with my love of The Sims to become a modder.

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  • Are you serious? This is so disappointing! EA, stop adding things that we don’t need. Listen to us for once, like seriously.

    • “For once.” They’ve proven multiple times they do listen. People wanted more space, we got Newcrest. People wanted more kids stuff, we got it. Restaurants, we got it… etc.

      • I agree with you, people are never happy! I’m just glad we GET updates in the first place! Always nice having something new added to your game for free 🙂

        • lol updates are a must. It’s not like the game is free. It costs, and a lot, especially the base game (which is also full of lacks).

        • People complain that we don’t have pets or toddlers so much that we can never enjoy the things we do get. Be patient and we will eventually get seasons, pets, toddlers, supernatural etc.

        • If they ever do add toddlers, I will laugh my ass off if its the last expansion they ever make for the game. The send off’s of all send off’s.

    • Please don’t get your hopes up so much on something, when they announce something vague or if it’s something to get excited about, always lower you expectations cause most of the stuff will probably not be what you want AND when something you do want comes you don’t overhype yourself and think it will be better than it actually is.

      Im not saying the stuff the sims team add isn’t good, it’s just people always expect more than what they already add.

  • Does Sims 4 have place you can go to complain? I can’t seem to get on the forums. Is there some where I can go to complain.They are doing a horrible job.I am bored to tears with this game.You get a new pack play a couple days and then nothing.I am not a great builder so I play the game a lot. But there really is not much to do.If they would even just let you make a restaurant and a lounge that work together that would be great.And backyard really? Why not a POOL PARTY!!

  • Does Sims 4 have place you can go to complain? I can’t seem to get on the forums. Is there some where I can go to complain.They are doing a horrible job.I am bored to tears with this game.You get a new pack play a couple days and then nothing.I am not a great builder so I play the game a lot. But there really is not much to do.If they would even just let you make a restaurant and a lounge that work together that would be great.And backyard really? Why not a POOL PARTY!!

  • Sims 4 has been slowly turning into a crappy Facebook game. This is the last straw. I’ll not buy anymore content.

    • I’m sorry but how the hell is it turning into a crappy facebook game? Sims 4 doesn’t make you buy things in order to progress. the events system is something adding variety in gameplay FOR FREE that will possibly unlock new items and stuff FOR FREE in the game. This update is literally adding stuff for FREE that is optional and you’re complaining it’s turning into a crap game?

      • Even if it’s for free, people have the right to express themselves about the content. After seeing the mods that some fans have created for free and without resources, this is just ridiculous. At least they could have made something people can actually need.

  • Personally I like the challenges it gives a little variety to the game. I’m always up for something new in the game and appreciate what the team is doing. I am frankly sick of people complaining. I am sure that none of them have ever written code in their life. It is not easy doing it or getting all the bugs out and no I don’t work for EA of anything associated with them. I find all this whining a bit disrespectful. If you don’t like something don’t play or buy it otherwise don’t poke at someone who is enjoying it simply because you don’t.

    • I think the people are not complaining about the developers. I am a programmer and I develop what I am told to do. I think developers are magicians and they can do whatever the project manager and the customer wants them to. My BIG BIG problem is, that the team and the ones that make decisions on the content seem so lazy and just make new skins for everything and present them as something new. In the new expansion pack they want to add food and sell this potentially as a new feature. Sorry but a new image for the food on the table is no new gameplay.

      And concerning the bugs. If the game has bugs it is not the fault of the developers (we are not perfect) but the lack of good Quality Assurance and too less time. I don’t know maybe their team is too small because I think they really had enough time for making good new gameplay and I mean things the customer actually wants. I am just frustrated that the people keep complaining about people that complain. It is our voice as much it is yours that you like the game. People who complaining don’t tell you stop loving the game if you want to. And you don’t have to write code to see that the people who decide on making new content aren’t listing to us.

      Sorry but your attitude of ‘love it or leave it’ is just stupid because we want to love it. The community and all the people have the right to say that they are unhappy. This is called communication. The problem is just that they aren’t listening. And that is why everybody is so angry because they are basically talking to a wall.

  • Well I’m very disappointed….. Not that I’m surprised should be use to it bye now….. No wonder why I’ve not been playing the sims 4 for the past few months…. Just like meany its boring was hoping for a expansion pack for September as its two there two year anniversary since this overhyped Game came out….. But I still remain hopefully that we will get the content we want

  • If its not for free I well be sad

    Just for once downloading the new pack for free

    Plz … with the weather we well be happy and building more

  • What is up with this boost week and challenge week ? Ya are just throwing things out there aren’t ya .