It turns out that there are a lot of objects and household items that have not yet been created in The Sims 4.
The Sims 4 is a well-known life simulator that, despite the fairy-tale graphics and many fantastic gameplay elements, is to reflect real life as much as possible. It is true that we can create a family completely detached from reality with a story straight from space, but most players definitely choose to play as close to real-life as possible.
This is why Simmers have long been talking about things that exist in the real world, and the game’s developers haven’t even thought about adding them. What do players have at home that is not in The Sims 4?
Objects players would like to see in TS4
Simmers have long been discussing household items and game mechanics that are completely absent from the game but are pretty basic in real life. An example may be bunk beds, which players have been asking for many years, creating various types of modifications that allow the beds to be introduced to the game, and the developers decided to add them only a few years after the premiere of TS4. The update that introduced such beds was a huge event for Simmers, as it was something that had been talked about for a long time, and players were delighted that the developers finally listened to the community.
However, there are a ton of other things that exist in real life that are not in The Sims 4 at all. For this reason, a very popular topic on Reddit arose, in which the author asked directly:
What kind of things are in your actual homes that don’t exist in the sims 4?
After this question, an avalanche of comments arose, of which there are about 600 in total at the moment. How did the players respond?
Wardrobes and shelves under the stairs
Bathrooms or storage closets under stairs. Sims has limits and it makes me sad lol.
The other people following this comment unanimously agreed that this is one of the most important things missing from homes in The Sims 4. A lot of different ideas have arisen, such as wardrobes in the stairs, shelves, rooms, or the door at the end of the stairs. The players found that it would add a lot of new construction possibilities, but also practical ones to the game.
Articles for young children
I could make a list of toddler items. Riding toys. Rocking horse. Play kitchen (not just the oven). And since the high chair isn’t functional, I’d say a toddler table and chairs would be cute.
Following this comment, players started listing a whole bunch of children’s articles that don’t exist in the game at all, though they should. A cradle and a changing table are just some of the ideas. According to the players, children’s items in TS4 fall short compared to TS3. In addition, there are really very few toys that could help develop a child.
Terraced and semi-detached houses
A non-detatched home. The last one is my biggest frustration with the sims 4. There’s no way to get terraced or semi-detatched homes without having two houses on a single lot.
Although The Sims 4 has long had a system of block flats, it is indeed still very limited. According to the players, the possibility of creating terraced and semi-detached houses or building your own apartment blocks would be an ideal way to eliminate the shortage of plots in the cities.
My house is considered a 1 1/2 story even though there are 2 floors. The upstairs where the bedrooms are have like angular ceilings. I do not believe I can replicate that correctly in game.
While it’s theoretically possible to create two-story houses with angular ceilings in The Sims 4, they are very limited and often non-functional. According to the players, there are a lot of such houses in the world, so the possibility of creating sloping walls that would not interfere with everything else should exist in the game from the very beginning. Once again, such an option would add to the game not only more building possibilities but also decoration.
Windows you can open and close and lights that only come on at night. That’s two immersive things I wish we had.
In The Sims 4, there are windows that are open from the beginning, such windows come with, for example, the Cottage Idyll expansion, but players pay attention to one very important thing – they cannot be closed. In real life, having a window that is open all the time would be quite strange, especially in winter when it’s freezing outside and it’s snowing. This is why many people lack the option of manually opening and closing windows, or the special interaction of Sims who could do it themselves.
A kettle, toaster, blender, mixer, or built-in microwaves and ovens are other ideas that players smuggled in many comments. It is known that most of us have these kitchen appliances in our home, so why aren’t they in The Sims 4? Although microwaves and ovens exist in the game, they are freestanding, and now more and more people are choosing to build them in.
Additionally, creating typical kitchen utensils in The Sims 4 would give you many more options when cooking in the game. Recently, our Sims can finally cook together, so the next step for developers could be to diversify the food preparation process by increasing the number of kitchen appliances.