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14 struggles that New The Sims 4 Players will never have to experience

The Sims 4 has just received a huge wave of new players thanks to the free-to-claim offer that’s currently available now until May 28th, 2019.

It’s no secret that The Sims 4 has come a long way since its release on September 2nd, 2014. The game has been getting new updates regularly that included new content, features and bug fixes that have made the game that it is today.

The game, no matter how many new features it brought to The Sims Franchise was also extremely lacking in content on the release date. No pools, messy user interface and a whole lot of worrying bugs are just some of the things that were present.

Here are just some of many things that players struggled with in the beginning of The Sims 4 that new players will never have to worry about:

1) This blinding loading screen

I had to put on eyedrops before opening up the game just to make sure I don’t go completely blind.

2) Lack of Pools and Ghosts

A video game franchise that’s mostly known for killing Sims off in the pool and controlling the ghosts of those drowned Sims didn’t have either of those things at launch…oof.

3) A Messy User Interface

The    entire    user    interface     had     text     with       at       least    5      spacebars      between       each     word.

4) Demon Babies



5) No Toddlers

When aging up babies would literally jump from their crib and immediately move onto the Child age phase.

6) Dishwashers? Forget about them!

Poor Sims had to wash the dishes exclusively using the sink for about a year.

7) The Family Tree? Nope. Wasn’t a thing.

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  • Oh man Sims 4 surely was messy at launch but after the toddlers patch I really started liking it.

    Cant wait for whats missing in Sims 5

    Age Restriction: 0 = for Everbody, means No more Deaths +pregnancy
    Missing lifestages: Babies/Toddlers + Seniors
    No open world
    No pools
    No dishwasher
    No oven
    The ability to switch light off is missing
    Messy interface
    Online only (bad servers which you have to pay for)
    etc …..

    Sims 5 beta basically. After 3-4 years we will then have the real sims 5….after it gets all its updates.

  • Also we initially didn’t have ghosts either. It wasn’t until a month after the initial release that we got them.

  • I think there is a type for #2. Where is says “toddlers” I think it is meant to say “ghosts” based on the explanation.

  • We also didn’t have basements! I also think the number of levels the houses could have was less, but I might be wrong on that one.
    I still have problems with #14, but it isn’t as bad as it was!

    Ah, I spy Dennis Kim in #13! The infamous Spencer-Kim-Lewis stairs! In my game the first to fall victim to this stair trap was Vivian Lewis! :( These stairs sure didn’t like the elderly! :_(

  • Could you fix the thing where when you go on a build on the gallery it says everything is “999,999,999” instead of the real amount?
    And also when you look at the News on the gallery how it says “No Packs” when there are packs.

    Please fix it.

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