Clubs are coming to The Sims 4 and the special social circles are sure to create some virtual drama. This new gameplay mechanic will let players create custom Clubs with specific rules, favorite activities, and even an exclusive hangout spot for their Club members. Clubs can even have rival clubs with which they would never speak or dedicate their Club to making trouble in the neighborhood.
The intricate Club system is one of the highlights of the new “Get Together” expansion about to release for The Sims 4. With the release just about a month away, now is a great time to seriously detail the highly anticipated Club feature. With that in mind, check out 11 ways players can customize their Clubs according to the game’s developers.
Customization for Clubs in The Sims 4 continues with preferred club activities and even banned activities. These can be further specialized to a point where Clubs might not get along with other Club’s members. As the game’s developers previously detailed on the official site, Clubs will have 10 rules their members will need to follow. Five encourage specific behavior, while five discourage other behaviors. These rules will drive the members of the Club to act a certain way even if that Sim does not normally act that way. While in the Club, their rules become the top priority for the Sims during a Club gathering. If a Sim is not currently together with their Club, the Club’s rules will not influence a Sim’s actions.
In the new Club video, the example Club loves to swim, spend their time near a bonfire, and does not want to be mean. Hanging out with their Club in their preferred locations while doing their favored activities let Club members earn Club Points. These points can be spent to buy perks like skill boosts, secret handshakes, and vibes for their Clubs. A vibe will give a Club a specific emotion that members will gain as soon as they gather together with their Club. Moreover, players can even create Club outfits, select an existing hangout, or build an exclusive area just for the Club. The Free Spirits club in the video, for example, calls a poolside cabin their exclusive hangout.
Although formerly scheduled to release in November, “Get Together” will launch on December 8. As the Inquisitr reported, the delay gave The Sims 4 development team time to polish Clubs, add a new interactive board game, create diving spots in natural pools, and even let Clubs have their own exclusive location to call their hangout.
With the last stuff pack released in September and no announced pack scheduled for this month, The Sims 4 players might have to wait for “Get Together” to release before the game sees new paid content. Luckily, the game just updated with a patch that added a few new free items and an oft-requested feature to the game. According to the official Twitter account for the franchise, repairmen are now available for Sims to summon when something breaks. Of course, Sims can still repair items themselves, but the new repairman will fix items for fee so they do not have to get their hands dirty. A new patch went live on November 3 that added the results of the Trick or Treat Challenge, fixed an issue with some police station objects, and rectified other miscellaneous issues as well. Be sure to check out the patch notes at the EA website for more information.
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