The Sims has announced it’s first Game pack for The Sims 4. @SimGuruGrant explained in a blog what a game pack is:
Game Pack provides new gameplay features, new objects and new clothing based around one central theme.
So, what can you expect from the first Game Pack in early 2015? Well, you’re going to take your Sims to Granite Falls to visit and explore an all-new destination. The woods are packed with gameplay possibilities. Campfire songs, weenie roasts and bear costumes, oh my!
It seems this world will be a temporary home for your Sims, wonder if the new addition of Vacation Days in the patch set up this GP so we can use the vacation days to travel to Granite Falls.
EA: Granite Falls is a brand new destination in The Sims 4. When you arrive you’ll be in a Campground neighborhood where your Sims can set-up camp among the trees or rent a fully furnished cabin. Your Sims will only have what they bring with them – any additional supplies they’ll need they’ll have to purchase at the Ranger Station – but players may edit the Campground lots through Manage Worlds and build whatever they like on them.
The second neighborhood in Granite Falls is Granite Falls National Park, which is a lush forest full of plants, insects, and scenic vistas to discover and explore. There are rumors of a mysterious hermit who lives high up in the mountains, but no one knows quite where…
Sims can partake in new group activities like the campfire and horseshoes, try their hand at mastering potions with the new herbalism skill, wander through the wilderness, collect all new plants, insects and use them to create herbal remedies and new cooking recipes.
Very curious for herbalism “Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use.” (wikipedia). So if our Sims need medicines based on herbs… they should also get sick? I’m thinking… Poison Ivy 😀 (yeah I can be mean to my Sims).