There are three great new game play items included with the Sims 4 Fitness Stuff Pack just released. These are Workout Videos for the television, Earbuds for music playback and the primary object, the Rock Climbing Wall. My focus for this article is the last item. At first glance its use may seem limited to the gym. However, thanks to a quirky inclusion of fire and unique design there are several other uses that sprang to my mind. In fact, since seeing the first pictures, this object is what I have been most excited about in this pack. The last suggestion in this list is my favorite.
The first use outside of the gym is rather obvious. You can place it in the quintessential Clue/Cluedo Mansion Challenge as a triple sided means of killing your Sims. There’s the usual death through exertion. Electrical breakdowns provide the chance of electrocution for the novice attempting repair. In addition, you also have the novel chance of catching fire and burning to death during normal use.
The next couple of uses are rather minor but interesting. It takes dead space behind the wall to create but you can position it to make a modern paneled office cubicle look. It has an almost a futuristic feel. This could work in a high tech looking home as well.
If you pair it with a fountain pool and jets it creates a neat new water effect. (first picture) The reverse side of the object can be used for nook seating. (second picture) This works well for modern corporate style lobbies.
However, this last use is the first thing that sprang to my mind. I’m using it as an addition to the Murkland Challenge created by Brennachan on the Sims Forums. You can find the challenge rules and details here: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/910413/post-apocalyptic-murkland-the-starter-challenge/p1
I have created my own faction within the challenge. I call them the Burners Faction. They are gym rats that survived the cataclysm. Then, they took over the ruins of the Burners and Builders’ Gym in Oasis. Hence the origin of their name. (There is also a family name in the Challenge that is Burner.) The Faction uses the climbing walls as a partial barrier at the front of their compound. They also use them as a test for joining the faction. New members must climb the wall in an unbroken session to max their climbing skill. First avoiding death by exertion. Second avoiding it by electrocution. If it breaks down it’s their duty to repair it to continue the test. Lastly, they have to survive the final climb with the unit on fire. If you can survive this one long session then you are ready to be a BURNER!
I hope you enjoyed these ideas. If you come up with any others please feel free to share them below. You can share any comments and questions you have as well. Thanks for reading.
I used the Brennachan Build “What’s Left of the Gym” (modified for my play) in the picture above. The original build is found here: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/747C651EE5B411E689A37CC7D57F72DD?category=lots&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=murkland&max=50&maxis=false
The Burner’s Faction Compound figures currently in my Twitch series. My sim Reg is raising his son during a trip around the world in their Airship RM Cascadian. They visit the compound for a week when the Burners are still preppers waiting for the end of the world. You can see some highlights on my channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/jasonanthonysterling/videos/highlights