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THE SIMS 4 LET’S PLAY SUMMARYLIVESTREAM #3 - LIVE MODE
Live mode Let’s Play hosted by Shannon Copur and Matt Yang. 
In a nut shell, The Sims 4 fails to deliver on all of its promises.  The Sims don’t act appropriately, they’re not smarter, the routing isn’t better and the Sims interactions with each other are flawed. 
There are some positives but they are few and far between all the shoddy gameplay.
REPLAY AVAILABLE HERE
If you’re short on time go ahead and skip forward to 43 minutes in to The Goth family and just watch the last 20 minutes of the broadcast play out.
NOTABLE
The clear plumbobs indicate the Sims are all in the social group.
Sims can sit on the ottoman from all sides.
Museum Venue:  There is absolutely nothing unique or interesting to do or see.
Sims doing push ups in the middle of the bar. Grant told us Sims would act appropriately in venues but that’s obviously not the case.  
Sims change clothes where they’re standing — it’s instant with no attempt at simulation.
Plan A Social Event has goals and medals to be earned. 
No new or unique gameplay to be found.  If it wasn’t for the Main Goal menu with a list of quest objectives reminiscent of an MMO you wouldn’t even know it was a party.
Some of the goals were having Sims listen to music and have drinks together at the same time.  Which are ridiculous goals but, unfortunately, make sense given that the Sims are everywhere reading, playing chess and on the computer — if you want your event to look anything like a party you’ll be working for it.
Even with a Call to Meal option — which was the main goal of the dinner party — Sims did not eat together.  Some ate at the bar, some at the table and some didn’t eat at all.
SHODDYThe game. The Sims 4 fails to deliver on it’s promises and that becomes apparent once the gurus settled into the Goth house for a small amount of time. 
Insane clipping like we’ve come to expect — there’s no point in pointing it out anymore.
Sims are constantly moving and repositioning themselves.  There are so many examples of this I don’t even know where to start.  Whether it’s reading, eating, or having a conversation they do not stay put.
The book jumps out of Mortimer’s hand and just disappears.  And he instantly spins into a new position. [44:00]
Interactions randomly drop out of the queue or Sims just don’t do them.  Watch the romantic interactions snuggle, kiss hands, offer rose etc. [45:00]
The toilet fiasco running through out that ends with Mortimor peeing on the couch because he kept refusing to use a toilet.  They even bought a brand new toilet (remember, there’s no NPC to call) trying to resolve the issue.
Bella finds out she’s pregnant and just stands there lifelessly — no emotions to be found unless you consider moodlets to be emotions.
Sims walk away in the middle of conversations and the Sim carries on talking to themselves.
Sexy Pose.  She poses behind him while he’s on the couch and he reacts.  Sims seem to have no positional awareness at all.  [58:40]
Eating.  Two Sims sit down to eat and one of them gets up from the table in the middle of eating and moves to a random chair (not at the table) to finish eating.  [1:01]
Mortimer continues to refuse to do interactions — like taking a bath — after he peed himself because he, again, wouldn’t use the toilet. Any toilet. [1:03]
And the gurus run down the hour going into build mode since the game was glitching so badly.   This is why there’s no review copies of the game being made available — the game looks to be a mess and not fit for purpose. 
Source: Twitch TV
Honeywell’s Sims 4 News | TS4 Livestream

Bummer :( Was looking forward to this. Now not so much.

honeywellsims4news:

THE SIMS 4 LET’S PLAY SUMMARY
LIVESTREAM #3 - LIVE MODE

Live mode Let’s Play hosted by Shannon Copur and Matt Yang. 

In a nut shell, The Sims 4 fails to deliver on all of its promises.  The Sims don’t act appropriately, they’re not smarter, the routing isn’t better and the Sims interactions with each other are flawed. 

There are some positives but they are few and far between all the shoddy gameplay.

REPLAY AVAILABLE HERE

If you’re short on time go ahead and skip forward to 43 minutes in to The Goth family and just watch the last 20 minutes of the broadcast play out.

NOTABLE

  • The clear plumbobs indicate the Sims are all in the social group.
  • Sims can sit on the ottoman from all sides.
  • Museum Venue:  There is absolutely nothing unique or interesting to do or see.
  • Sims doing push ups in the middle of the bar. Grant told us Sims would act appropriately in venues but that’s obviously not the case.  
  • Sims change clothes where they’re standing — it’s instant with no attempt at simulation.

Plan A Social Event has goals and medals to be earned. 

  • No new or unique gameplay to be found.  If it wasn’t for the Main Goal menu with a list of quest objectives reminiscent of an MMO you wouldn’t even know it was a party.
  • Some of the goals were having Sims listen to music and have drinks together at the same time.  Which are ridiculous goals but, unfortunately, make sense given that the Sims are everywhere reading, playing chess and on the computer — if you want your event to look anything like a party you’ll be working for it.
  • Even with a Call to Meal option — which was the main goal of the dinner party — Sims did not eat together.  Some ate at the bar, some at the table and some didn’t eat at all.

SHODDY
The game. The Sims 4 fails to deliver on it’s promises and that becomes apparent once the gurus settled into the Goth house for a small amount of time. 

  • Insane clipping like we’ve come to expect — there’s no point in pointing it out anymore.
  • Sims are constantly moving and repositioning themselves.  There are so many examples of this I don’t even know where to start.  Whether it’s reading, eating, or having a conversation they do not stay put.
  • The book jumps out of Mortimer’s hand and just disappears.  And he instantly spins into a new position. [44:00]
  • Interactions randomly drop out of the queue or Sims just don’t do them.  Watch the romantic interactions snuggle, kiss hands, offer rose etc. [45:00]
  • The toilet fiasco running through out that ends with Mortimor peeing on the couch because he kept refusing to use a toilet.  They even bought a brand new toilet (remember, there’s no NPC to call) trying to resolve the issue.
  • Bella finds out she’s pregnant and just stands there lifelessly — no emotions to be found unless you consider moodlets to be emotions.
  • Sims walk away in the middle of conversations and the Sim carries on talking to themselves.
  • Sexy Pose.  She poses behind him while he’s on the couch and he reacts.  Sims seem to have no positional awareness at all.  [58:40]
  • Eating.  Two Sims sit down to eat and one of them gets up from the table in the middle of eating and moves to a random chair (not at the table) to finish eating.  [1:01]
  • Mortimer continues to refuse to do interactions — like taking a bath — after he peed himself because he, again, wouldn’t use the toilet. Any toilet. [1:03]

And the gurus run down the hour going into build mode since the game was glitching so badly.   This is why there’s no review copies of the game being made available — the game looks to be a mess and not fit for purpose. 

Source: Twitch TV

Honeywell’s Sims 4 News | TS4 Livestream

Bummer :( Was looking forward to this. Now not so much.

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antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And most importantly,

  • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

Just some actual daily reminders:

  • All white people do racist things without being aware they are
  • All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
  • Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
  • When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.

And most importantly,

  • It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.

And just as important,

  • The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.

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plaidandredlipstick:

the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS

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If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

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One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

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Tools of Recovery: Addiction Coping Skills
5 Ways to Deal With Urges and Cravings 
After Rehab: 5 Ways for Addicts to Cope
Addiction Recovery
Coping With Urges
Dealing With Cravings
ANGER
Coping
strategies to keep anger at bay
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper
Anger Management: Tips and Techniques
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Controlling Anger — Before It Controls You
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How To Cope With Anger
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Ten Commandments of Anger Regulation
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11 Assorted Anxiety Tips for Anxiety Sufferers
How to work through feelings of isolation
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What anxious racing thoughts are like for me
Using a thought diary
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How to handle panic attacks
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10 Rules for Coping with Anxiety and Panic
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 hypomania
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10 ways to cope with bipolar disorder
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Bipolar Support tumblr
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Depression Infographic 
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Half of Us
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How to cope with depression 1
Natural depression treatments
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10 Tips on How to Work Through Feelings of Social Isolation
8 Tips to Overcome Loneliness
Ways to deal with depression/stress
having a bad day?
Make a comfort box
10 Things to Do When You Feel Like Crap
how to find a new normal in the middle of depression
you are not alone in the way you think you are
reasons to stay alive
how to stop trying to think yourself into happiness and actually arrive there
cheer me up
Help Guide (Dealing with Depression)
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Medication
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Finding the right anti-depressant
Chat Room
HealthfulChat
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281 Reasons to Recover
Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test
Relapse Prevention
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Why You Must Eat
Learning to Love Your Body
Tips to Stop Restricting
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10 Steps to Bulimia Recovery Workbook
Coping with Exercise Addiction
Tips to help with bulimia recovery
Help Guide (Emotional Eating)
Help Guide (Binge Eating)
Help Guide (Bulimia)
Help Guide (Helping Someone With an Eating Disorder)
Help Guide (Treatment and Recovery)
Stop Hating Your Body
Body Positive Zone
Self Care 101
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30 day self esteem challenge
developing positive self esteem
learning-to-love-yourself
Something Fishy
Ways of coping with eating disordered behaviors
The addiction help center
FRIENDS WITH ILLNESS
How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people
What to do when your friend is talking about suicide
What to do if someone you know is overdosing
What to do if your friend is hurting themselves
How to help someone who is suicidal
here’s what you tell someone who wants to commit suicide
tips for looking after someone with depression
Friends with metal illness?
What to do when someone is suicidal
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Depression)
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Feelings Wheel
PsychForums
Psych Central 
Lets Recover Together
How to find a Support Group 
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Help Guide (Coping with a Breakup or Divorce)
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Help Guide (Coping with Pet Loss)
Help Guide (Supporting a Grieving Person)
Help Guide (The Five Stages of Grief)
HOTLINES
Crisis Text Line: Text “SUPPORT” to 741741
Crisis Call Center Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Text ANSWER to 839863 (24/7)
Thursday’s Child Call 1-800-872-5437 (24/7)
The Trevor Project Call 866-488-7386 (24/7)
National Safe Place Text SAFE and your current location to the number 69866
National Runaway Safeline Call 1-800-786-2929 (24/7)
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 (24/7) 
MEDITATION
Tips to Start Meditating
8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun
18 Minute Guided Meditation: Blissful Deep Relaxation
1 Hour Universal Mind Meditation
Guided Meditation for Sleep and Good Dreams
Guided Meditation and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Guided Relaxation
Foundations in Flow Yoga Class
Heart Opening 30min Yoga Class
10min Shoulder Yoga Routine
9min Yoga Breathing Exercise (Pranayama) 
Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercises (3 min)
Yoga Poses
OCD
Information
Specific Symptoms of OCD
Distinguishing OCD From Other Conditions
The Course of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 
 How do Obsessive Compulsive People Think?
Coping and Treatment
Natural Treatment Options
Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Additional Treatment Options for OCD
Residential Treatment for OCD
Medications for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
A New Relationship to Your Obsessions
How to Find Help for OCD
OCD: Exposure Therapy Versus Medication
Cognitive Therapy for OCD
Chat Rooms
HealthfulChat
OCD-UK
PERFECTIONISM
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Perfectionism Resources
Perfectionism - a double-edged sword
Type-A Personality Quiz
Perfectionism Test
Procrastination Test
Perfectionism: the road to failure
perfectionism and procrastination
Coping
How to Overcome Perfectionism
LEARN TO MANAGE PERFECTIONISM
How to Overcome Perfectionism & Procrastination
Perfectionism - Stress Management
10 Steps To Conquer Perfectionism
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PTSD
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Mental Help
PTSD Infographic
Understanding PTSD
What is PTSD?
Coping
Coping with flashbacks
Self Help Strategies for PTSD
Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions 
 Post-Traumatic Stress - Self-help Guide
Understanding and Coping with PTSD
Coping with PTSD
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Schizophrenia: What’s in my head?
Help Guide
schizophrenia
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Types of Schizophrenia
Causes of Schizophrenia
Coping
Living with Schizophrenia
Coping With Schizophrenia 
Schizophrenia Coping and Recovery
Schizophrenia: Coping with Delusions and Hallucinations
Paranoid schizophrenia Coping and support
Treatment
An Introduction to the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Treatment of Schizophrenia
Drugs to Treat Schizophrenia
Common Drugs and Medications to Treat Schizophrenia
Treating Schizophrenia Successfully 
SELF-HARM
Cut something that’s not real skin
Half of Us
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Recover Your Life
Self-Injury Outreach & Support
How to care for cuts
Resisting cutting
25 ways to avoid self injury and prevent self harm
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99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting
What to do when someone sees
How to fade/cover scars
Alternatives For Cutting 1
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Alternatives For Cutting 3
Alternatives For Cutting 4
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how to stop putting yourself down
Self confidence
how to improve your self-esteem
How to be ok with yourself
tips on self-love
Confidence
Learn to love yourself
when told you are not pretty
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lessons for self-love
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here’s what you tell someone who wants to commit suicide
Help Guide (Suicide Prevention)
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how to get free therapy
Getting a Therapist - a brief step-by-step
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Therapist or Counsellor?
50 Signs of Good Therapy
50 Warning Signs of Questionable Therapy

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somewhere in pawnee, indiana tumblr user ben talltyrionlannister is really popular in the game of thrones fandom probably

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