Sims 4: Snobbery

It’s not an expansion, game, or stuff pack, but it may as well be.

There’s a new patch for Sims 4 today that introduced half-walls and the ability to lock doors (which a mod had been created for months earlier). A lot of people are happy about it and that’s good. The problem is their attitude toward those of us who aren’t so happy and don’t care about it.

These people have the idea that simply because something is free, nobody should be allowed to complained and everybody is supposed to feel the same way they do about it. A ton of things in life are free, but still get complaints.

The sun is free and helps every living being on Earth remain alive, yet people complain it’s too hot or too bright. Rainwater is free, yet people complain about rainy days and not being able to go out. Love is free, but people still complain about and get mad at their loved ones. Having the body you have to reside in is free, but people complain about it, even if it’s not sick or injured. I don’t know what world these people live in where everywhere free should disallow complaints, but it doesn’t exist.

More so, I hate how snobbish these players are. I don’t like Sims 4 (anymore), but I don’t go around expecting everybody to feel how I do. They’re entitled to their feelings, but what on Earth makes them believe everyone else’s emotions should be identical to theirs? The world doesn’t work that way. Everyone is not going to feel the same way about the same thing. Perhaps instead of telling everyone else to grow up and be grateful, they should grow up and stop acting like they rule the gaming world and no one else is allowed to feel differently than they do.

I actually have more problems with the players than the game itself. The game is bothersome to an extent, yes, but nowhere near as much as its snobbish fan base. The snobbery turns me away from the game more than any of the problems I personally have with it. I had honestly been considering reinstalling the game because I miss the build mode and Create-a-Sim aspects of it, but after encountering these conceited fans, I want nothing to do with Sims 4 or its fan base. Sure, it’s nothing new – I’ve gotten plenty of hateful remarks and messages thrown at me for how I feel about the game before it even released, and so did many others – but it’s no less aggravating. Not to mention the official forums go so far as to outright allow these people to bully others and break the rules simply because they feel less than enthusiastic.

Bye Bye, iPads

Yesterday was the final days for final exams and iPads. Everybody had to turn their iPad in. If they didn’t bring it yesterday, they had to bring it today to turn it in. No more iPads until September.

The iPads were great. Having something to play with and hold my attention, even if I got interrupted and told numerous times I shouldn’t be playing games. And, of course, there was having all my games erased because “we’re not supposed to have games on the iPad”. Yeah, I’m pretty sure every kid in my school broke that rule, but they should’ve expected that. If they really thought students would use the iPads strictly for schoolwork, then they were mistaken. Probably 95% of the kids in this school have parents who couldn’t afford to buy them an iPad and they wouldn’t dare ask. You give a kid an iPad for FREE and there is no way games won’t find its way onto there. And I won’t even get started on the students who have high enough grades to take them home and, thus, won’t be bound by a firewall.

Over the exams, everybody, regardless of grades, was allowed to take their iPad home. I was on my iPad more than my computer and when I was on my computer, I was using my iPad at the same time because I would be playing TS3 (call that obsession if you want; it’s better than being out at 2 AM). But with the iPad gone,  it’s back to my laptop and my uncle’s netbook when I want to give mine a break (TS3 takes up a lot of energy). The best thing was my grandfather never knew I had it. The last thing I need is for him to make a big fuss.

Well, it’s the third-to-last day of school. No schoolwork, dress-down day for seniors (doesn’t bother me) and just relaxing in general. Friday is the first day of summer vavcation. I’ll be sure to scream (mentally) with joy that this year is finally OVER!!!