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The Sims 4 reveals Sentiments, Lifestyles, makeup and skin tone sliders

Published: 7/Apr/2020 2:34 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 16:19

by David Purcell

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The Sims 4 Snowy Escape is releasing on November 13th, and there’s lots of new information to go over. Here is everything to know about the new additions.

The game’s developers, Maxis, have made sure that the game is regularly updated with constant features. Now, members of the community have even more to look forward to.

With so many people now stuck at home in self-isolation, the senior producer – known as Sim Guru Duke – previously revealed back on April 7, 2020, that over a six-month period there would be three different sets landing in the EA-published game. We now know these sets to be The Sims 4 Discover University, The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting, and the latest pack; The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu.

 

After having his timeline flooded with messages about what’s coming next in The Sims 4, the chief tweeted: “I know many of you keep asking about what is next for The Sims. We are working on 3 new packs for The Sims 4.” With the Snowy Escape pack releasing first, here’s what we know so far:

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape is next up, releasing on November 13, 2020. It takes simmers to the beautiful world of Mt. Komorebi. Featuring gorgeous snowy trails, beautiful architecture, and a slew of new features to improve the Simmers’ experiences and their Sims’ lives, it’s sure to prove a hit.

This pack is a collaboration effort between the devs and various content creators for The Sims, such as Deligracy, who revealed the news of her collaboration on her Twitter account.

Mt. Komorebi features 3 distinct neighbourhoods, each with a different style to attract those with different tastes.

The first is Yukimatsu, a “true beauty of the countryside can be seen from […] named for its snow-covered pines. Located on the slopes of Mt. Komorebi, this area offers gorgeous vacation rentals, a variety of snow sports, untamed wilderness, and a peaceful Onsen Bathhouse getaway.”

Senbamachi is the oldest part of the region of Mt. Komorebi, with The Sims’ Interactive map stating that “the town of a thousand leaves […] is the oldest in the region. Many locals enjoy the town’s connection to nature, especially with the bamboo forests surrounding the town and unique spritely creatures that make a home in their leaves.”

Finally, we have Wakaba, meaning “young leaf” in Japanese “[…]Wakaba is young, new, and bright as the leaves of a tree in early springtime. This small town is up-and-coming in the region, home to beautiful, sleek new homes and an attractive town center featuring Mt. Komorebi’s official mascot: Yamachan. Tourists of all ages can enjoy the Festival of Youth, or simply take in the neighborhood’s natural beauty.”

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape’s new features

Featuring a beautiful snowy neighborhood, Snowy Escape brings in a fan-favorite feature from The Sims 1- snowboarding. Players are also able to put on skis and descend the powdery hills,  or grab some climbing gear to enjoy this gorgeous locale in adrenaline-inducing challenges.

Hot springs and hiking allow your sims to connect to nature and their zen. With a slew of beautiful new building components, furniture, shoji doors, and genkan entryways, players have lots of new options.

Sentiments and lifestyles

Sentiments and lifestyles are being added alongside to make Sims feel more alive. As mentioned in the press release, this revamp aims to bring more depth to the game by bringing about “up to 16 Lifestyles [that] will manifest in response to a Sim’s actions and habits, changing their behaviors significantly more than Create-a-Sim traits, as they reflect a Sim’s lived experiences.”

Sentiments come about as a way to change how individual experiences can feel different to individual sims – and so it seems one sim may react positively while the other reacts more negatively depending on their differing manifestations.

However, it is still unknown as to whether this feature will be integrated for free into the Base Game experience of The Sims 4, or included only as a feature of the DLC pack. In spite of this,  because the feature is a large rehaul of the content, it would be unsurprising to have it exclusive to those that purchase The Sims 4 Snowy Escape.

Skin tone and makeup slider changes

A picture from The Sims 4 indicating a sim with the new skin tone slider options
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This new addition to Create a Sim will allow people greater control over the Sims that they can create.

A much-needed addition to Create a Sim, a December update will allow simmers to more freely create sims. Skin tones currently lack tone range, and makeup colour is limited to what is made available by the developers or modders. With this December update, however, people will now be able to fine-tune makeup looks and skin tone for deeper control with hue sliders. To get these features right, the devs have been working with Game Changers like Xmiramira and Mia Zaff.

That’s all of the new content for now in The Sims 4. We will continue to update this page with new information as it drops.

World of Warcraft

WoW Classic Naxxramas raid and Phase 6 patch & start dates revealed

Published: 30/Oct/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard has officially announced when WoW Classic Phase six will launch, bringing with it the Scourge Invasion and the highly-anticipated Naxxramas raid.

The news that Naxx is coming is not new to anyone who plays WoW Classic, but a start date before the new year is big news indeed for players still running their way through Ahn-Qiraj.

Dexerto actually reported on a leak that claimed Phase 6 was coming our way in “early December,” and now that Blizzard has confirmed the patch will drop on Dec. 1, it seems like that was spot on.

While the Phase 6 patch will drop on Dec. 1, the citadel of Naxxramas won’t be open for raiding until Dec. 3 following the “Scourge Invasion” world event, which will see various undead mobs invading high-level zones like Searing Gorge and Eastern Plaguelands.

WoW Classic Naxxramas start date

“The Naxxramaas raid and Scourge Invasion content will unlock at the same time for all realms in the world on December 3,” devs wrote on the official Blizzard forums. “With the content unlock, players can become attuned to Naxxramas by fulfilling Archmage Angela Dosantos’s requirements in Light’s Hope Chapel.”

That’s right, in order to get into the Naxxramas raid you’ll have to get attuned, again! The quest Angela gives you is pretty simple, and you can get all the Argent Dawn rep you need during the Scourge Invasion by clearing out mobs with your friends.

If you haven’t run Stratholme or Scholomance a million times to grind out rep, don’t worry, because there will be a ton available during the World Event, and since you have a month before release at the time of writing, there will be plenty of people grouping up for runs until release in order to get attuned early as well.

WoW Classic Naxxramas Patch Notes
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Kel’Thuzad was the final boss in the original Naxxramas.

Interestingly enough, we already have a good idea of what’s coming in this patch content-wise, as Blizzard released the official patch notes on Oct. 28, just a few days before announcing the official start date.

The return of Naxxramas marks the beginning of the end of the WoW Classic run, with the Burning Crusade next up on the list. It’s been an absolute blast up until now, and with even more bosses and loot than AQ, which most of us are still working through, players will be plenty busy for a long time getting everything they want out of Phase 6.