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The Sims 4 Snowy Escape – Aspirations and Lifestyles

Lebanna
Written by Lebanna

Thanks for the EA Game Changers program for giving us early access to the new pack. Because it was Alpha software, it is possible that there are small changes in the pack before release.
For this review we only had access to Base game and The Sims 4 Snowy Escape.
At the bottom of the page you can find an index to our other The Sims 4 Snowy Escape articles.

Aspirations

Snowy Escape brings two new aspirations to the table. One relates to the new location, Mt. Komorebi, and the other revolves around the exciting new snow sports contained in the pack:

Mt. Komorebi Sightseer: This Sim wants to explore Mt. Komorebi’s culture and experience everything it has to offer.

Extreme Sports Enthusiast: This Sim wants to explore Mt. Komorebi’s wilderness and participate in extreme snow sports

Traits

The pack contains two new traits: Adventurous and Proper:


Adventurous: These Sims seek out new and unique experiences!

Proper: These Sims tend to disapprove of other Sims’ improper behaviour such as Mean or Mischievous socials, but find themselves happier in Formal Outfits and have a much easier time with Friendly and Romantic socials.

Lifestyles

This pack also introduces the concept of Lifestyles. Initially, all Lifestyles are “locked”, until you start to engage in activities related to that lifestyle. When you first start to take part in these activities, the lifestyle will be marked as “in progress”, then when you have been regularly working on that lifestyle for a few days it’ll become “active” and unlock the effects. However, if you don’t keep up your new lifestyle and take part in the relevant activities, you’ll begin to lose the lifestyle and it’ll be marked as “at risk”.

If you have gained a lifestyle you don’t want, you have 3 options to get rid of it, as noted before, don’t keep up with the activities, but the other two ways are quicker. Either hire a Lifestyle coach through the computer, and pay them to get rid of your lifestyle, or use a reward potion, the Lifestyle-go-poof potion.

If you want to cheat lifestyles, because why do the hard work, just have “Testingcheats on” and shift click on a sim to add or remove lifestyles. You can have a maximum of 3

There are 16 lifestyles included in the pack. Some of them are initially hidden and your Sim will have to begin working towards that lifestyle to unlock it.

Sedentary

In-game description:
Sims who live a Sedentary Lifestyle favour relaxing and lounging in all its forms, and prefer to avoid exerting themselves. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, pursue low-energy activities that allow a sim to relax, sit, and lounge around or join a low-energy career.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when performing low-energy activities
  • Prefers to perform low-energy activities
  • Increased work performance in low-energy careers
  • Decreased work performance in high-energy careers
  • Tense when performing high-energy activities or when going too long without doing relaxing activities

How to gain:

  • Make sure you do inactive activites, like watching tv
  • Will update once we find out which careers fit with this lifestyle

Energetic

In-game description:
Sims who live an Energetic Lifestyle love to stay active and keep moving! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, seek out athletic and sporty activities or join a high-energy career.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when performing high-energy activities
  • Prefers to perform high-energy activities
  • Increased work performance in high-energy careers
  • Decreased work performance in low-energy careers
  • Dislikes low-energy activities and becomes tense when going without activity for too long

How to gain:

  • Gym activties, jogging or the new outdoor activites
  • Probably the Athlete career will boost this

Technophobe

In-game description:
A Lifestyle dedicated to the avoidance of technology! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, a Sim should pursue a livelihood without Power or technology, even going so far as to sabotage or break electronics from time to time.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits relating to broken electronics, when on a lot without Power, or when on a lot using the Off-the-Grid Lot Trait
  • Prefers to avoid using technology
  • Can intentionally “Sabotage” electronics
  • Decreased work performance in tech-related careers
  • Tense when using technology

How to gain:

  • Having a house with no technology helps
  • Live off the grid

Techie

In-game description:
Live a life immersed in technology! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, interact regularly with electronics and technology or join a tech-related career.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when interacting with technology
  • Prefers to use technology over non-electronic objects
  • Increased skill gain in Programming and Rocket Science
  • Can apply the Overclocked Upgrade to computers and then “Enthuse about Processing Power” with other Sims
  • Improved success when repairing and upgrading electronics
  • Increased work performance in tech-related careers
  • Tense when on a lot without Power or when going without technology for too long

How to gain:

  • Working on the Programming or Gaming skill
  • Working on Rocket science
  • Working in the Tech guru career

Close-Knit

In-game description:
Sims living a Close-Knit Lifestyle prefer to form deep connections with a small circle of friends. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, a Sim should keep their friend count between one and three Sims while seeking to deepen the relationships they do have.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Keeps Good Friends longer, but has a harder time staying friends with Sims at lower relationship levels
  • More likely to gain Long Term Sentiments with friends
  • Can “Ask to Be Confidant” and gains unique flavour socials with Confidant
  • Tense when without friends or friend group grows to four or more

How to gain:

  • Doing activities with your friends/loved ones

People Person

In-game description:
Sims living a People Person Lifestyle have an easier time building and maintaining a large friend group, sometimes at the cost of connecting with those friends. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, a Sim should have four or more friends.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Keeps lower relationship levels Friends easier, but struggles to keep Good Friends or higher
  • Various benefits when interacting with three or more friends at a time, or making a new friend
  • Less likely to gain Long Term Sentiments with friends
  • Greater need to be social
  • Tense when friend group contains fewer than four Sims

How to gain:

  • Meeting lots of new Sims
  • Host parties and interact with other Sims

Indoorsy

In-game description:
Sims living an Indoorsy Lifestyle prefer to be within the confines of an indoor space. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, prioritise doing activities indoors rather than outdoors.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when doing indoor activities
  • Prefers to be indoors
  • Decreased work performance in outdoor careers
  • Tense when spending too much time outside rather than inside

How to gain:

  • Stay indoors as much as you can
  • Don’t work as a lifeguard, conservationist or other outdoor careers

Outdoorsy

In-game description:
Sims living an Outdoorsy Lifestyle prefer to be outside, taking in fresh air. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, prioritise doing activities outdoors rather than indoors.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when doing outdoor activities
  • Prefers to be outdoors
  • Increased work performance in outdoor careers
  • Tense when spending too much time inside rather than outside

How to gain:

  • Outdoor activities like snowboarding, jogging, gardening.
  • Going on camping trips
  • Hiking

Junk Food Fiend

In-game description:
Sims who live a Junk Food Fiend Lifestyle crave snacks and sweets and are enthusiasts of spicing food up with sugar and bacon! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, eat Quick Meals, desserts, or anything that may seem unhealthy as a rule. Just be sure to avoid being healthy!

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when eating junk food
  • Prefers to eat junk food
  • Can “Add Sugar” or “Add Bacon” to food, turning it into junk food
  • Can “Evangelize Benefits of Junk Food” to other Sims
  • Displeased by eating healthy and tense when going too long without eating junk food

How to gain:

  • Eat lots of quick meals
  • Get vending machine food

Health Food Nut

In-game description:
Sims who live a Health Food Nut Lifestyle are devoted to eating nutrient-filled foods! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, eat healthy foods and harvestables while avoiding Quick Meals, desserts, or anything that may seem unhealthy!

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when eating healthy food
  • Prefers to cook and eat healthy food
  • Can “Cook Healthy Meal” to make alternative healthy recipe options
  • Increased Weight Loss and Fitness gain while working out after eating meal made by “Cook Healthy Meal”
  • Can “Evangelize Benefits of Health Food” to other Sims
  • Displeased by eating junk food and tense when going too long without eating healthy food

How to gain:

  • Cook healthy meals
  • Avoid quick meals

Single and Lovin’ It

In-game description:
Sims living a Single and Lovin’ It Lifestyle happily enjoy the ‘single life’ and savour their independence. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, avoid being in a committed romantic relationship and romantic media.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when single
  • Increased Skill gain in all Skills when single
  • Less likely to acquire romantic Sentiments
  • Finds romantic media somewhat unrealistic
  • Increased Work Performance when single
  • Tense when in a new committed romantic relationship

How to gain:

  • Don’t get into a committed relationship

Hungry for Love

In-game description:
Sims living a Hungry for Love Lifestyle have a strong desire to be in a relationship and struggle to deal with life without one. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, engage with romantic media or attempt to romance other Sims.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when in a romantic relationship
  • Prefers romantic behaviour and is more likely to succeed when being romantic
  • Acquires romantic Sentiments more easily
  • Enjoys romantic media
  • Increased Work Performance when in a romantic relationship
  • Tense when not in a romantic relationship

How to gain:

  • Being in a committed relationship
  • Doing activities together with loved one

Adrenaline Seeker

In-game description:
Adrenaline Seeker is a Lifestyle for Sims who seek out danger, adventure, and sometimes even drama to ride the wave of an adrenaline rush! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, explore dangerous locales, get into fights, woohoo outside, work in a dangerous career, and seek out excitement in all its forms! Just be sure to avoid the mundane.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when thrill-seeking
  • Avoids boring conversations
  • Does not panic during fire and finds it exciting
  • Increased work performance in dangerous careers
  • Can “Talk about New Adventure” and “Enthuse about Thrill-Seeking” with other Sims
  • Can “Fight for the Rush!” after having gone too long without a thrill
  • Bored when performing mundane interactions and socials
  • Tense when going too long without excitement

How to gain:

  • Snowboarding (especially on high intensity)
  • Skiing (especially on high intensity)
  • Climbing Mount Komorebi
  • Climbing

Frequent Traveller

In-game description:
Frequent Travellers make a habit of visiting new and exciting places and want to experience everything these locales have to offer! To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, travel for vacations, visit exotic hidden destinations, and seek out new experiences while travelling.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits when traveling to another world or when taking a vacation
  • Increased Skill Gain in all Skills while on vacation specifically
  • Increased work performance and other benefits after returning from a vacation
  • Can “Ask about Home Region” on locals to gather destination suggestions while travelling
  • Can “Share Travel Stories” after a vacation
  • Bored after having gone too long without travel

How to gain:

  • Travel outside your lot, to different neighbourhoods
  • Go on vacation

Coffee Fanatic

In-game description:
Sims who live a Coffee Fanatic Lifestyle want nothing more than another cup of java in order to reap its benefits. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, drink a lot of coffee.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Various benefits after drinking coffee
  • Will make and drink more coffee than other Sims
  • Brewed Coffee is always Outstanding Quality
  • Increased Skill gain in all Skills after drinking coffee
  • Can “Talk about Benefits of Coffee” or “Lament the Detriments of Coffee” depending on caffeinated status
  • Can “Work Caffeinated Shift” while at work
  • Increased work performance after drinking coffee
  • Uncomfortable after going too long without drinking coffee

How to gain:

  • Drink coffee
  • Order coffee

Workaholic

In-game description:
Sims living a Workaholic Lifestyle tend to fixate on their careers by working extra hard and rarely taking breaks. To acquire or maintain this Lifestyle, pursue promotions, Work Hard while at work, complete Daily Tasks, and abstain from taking days off.

Lifestyle effects:

  • Needs decay slower while at work
  • Increased work performance gain
  • Difficulty in keeping long term relationships
  • Can “Go to Work on Off Hours” and “Demand Promotion from Boss”
  • Receives extra work-related benefits when in the SalaryPerson career
  • Tense when neglecting work duties or without a job

How to gain:

  • Work long hours
  • Performing work tasks at home
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