Sunday Seven – June 17, 2018

It’s been a minute since I’ve done the first Sunday Seven of the series, and I felt like perhaps it was time to share another. I feel like I’ve got a lot to talk about which is the point of this series – generally, it’s all the stuff I don’t feel merits its own individual post, but which I want to talk about nonetheless. 🙂

Alternative Buffalo – I’ll start this off with radio. Ever since I cancelled the Sirius subscription for my car, I’ve been listening to the radio a lot more. My favorite station, is and always will be the Canadian Edge (102.5 out of Toronto). Since I live in WNY, I’m lucky in that I can catch their signal (usually – I WISH I could listen in my house too). They play a perfect blend of new and older tunes and their on-air personalities are just great. However, since the station doesn’t always come in so clear, I’ve also been listening to Alternative Buffalo which is a decent second choice. My biggest complaint is that they don’t play enough older alternative (I’m mainly talking 90s and early 2000s). But either way, I’ve actually really been enjoying listening to the radio again – honestly, it’s the first time in a long while that I’ve done so and it’s a good way for me to actually discover some new music!

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The Sims 4 SEASONS Announcement + Trailer

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If you’re a Sims 4 fan like we are, chances are that you’re pretty excited for the announcement of a Seasons expansion pack. We’ve been Sims fans for the past EIGHTEEN years. Yeah, I realize that sounds pretty crazy, but it’s true; We’ve been here since the beginning! The game has definitely come a long way over the years, and we’ve been here for all of it. It’s hard to pick a favorite version of the game after playing it for so many years, but I think personally, for me, it’s The Sims 4 (Missy says that 3 is her favorite, but she hopes that 4 will eventually surpass it). But the thing that we yearn for the most has easily been seasons. The ironic thing, is that living in Western New York, I honestly don’t even like winter anymore, but dammit, I’d like to at least have the option in-game. It doesn’t feel realistic to live in a world with no weather or seasonal changes (yes, I realize that The Sims is a game, but it’s a game with a heavy dose of realism, so we need realistic details, like seasons)!

When we saw the teaser trailer for a new expansion pack, we instantly thought seasons. I mean, why else would there be a scarecrow?!? Also, the trees – there is color in the foliage! Not to mention, the dude is wearing a scarf, though, to be fair, he looks a little hipster-y so that might not be a clue at all. 😉 We’ve been anxiously waiting for this new trailer to pop up online and now it finally has!

 

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Thanks to leaked information from Origin and the trailer, we now can see that we’re officially getting seasons! I don’t know about you, but we’re pretty damn excited about this pack! We’re getting all four seasons, and WEATHER. I’ve been wanting rain in the game for so long, which is kind of funny because thunderstorms make my anxiety go nuts, but in game? BRING IT ON! Except for the electrocution prospects – that really freaks me out!

Watching the trailer itself really got me excited – I love the song they used and the trailer was not only really well done, but it gives you almost an overwhelming amount of information as to what we can expect in the new pack. There’s a lot to see and it’s almost hard to decide what we’re most looking forward to.

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Seeing this photo in particular REALLY excites me because apparently we can now create bouquets – something I’ve wanted to do for awhile now. I never saw the point of harvesting the flowers you can grow if you couldn’t put them on display in your house! Also, bees – I guess we could now replicate Sherlock Holmes in Elementary and his beekeeping!

I’m looking forward to seeing how we can expand on the skills of being a gardener/botanist. I’ve always enjoyed having my sims start a garden so I’m curious how much further I will be able to take this interest.

I think I’m personally most excited about having weather in the game – ESPECIALLY WIND!!!!, and also the gardening features. Fall is definitely my favorite season so I’m looking forward to experiencing that in game as well. Missy is excited about bouquet making, the winter fest and Father Winter, and the ability to harvest honey. Also, we’re both pretty excited for the Ice Skating!! We’ve both always been nerds about figure skating so it’s perfect for us. 🙂

The game is available for pre-order now and is being released on June 22nd. It will cost $39.99. We think that after watching the trailer and seeing the info on the game, the cost is a fair price because it seems like we’re getting a TON of new stuff that will really expand on the whole game experience. This isn’t an overpriced $10.00 hamster stuff pack (clearly, I have some opinions on that one), this is a whole new world in a sense. There’s new activities, new items and new environments thanks to the addition of season changes and weather. While we obviously haven’t experienced any proper game play yet, we are thinking this pack is going to be well worth the cost!

We want to know, what are YOUR thoughts?! Does the expansion pack meet your expectations? If not, what did you want to see? What are you most excited about? We’d love to hear your thoughts on today’s announcement, so let’s chat in the comments!

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