The Sims: Small Business Owner
I would love a game that combined the community lots and residential lots. You could choose to have a standard Sim career, or your Sim could stay on the residential lot and build a business (store, restaurant, etc) that would open up the lot during business hours. How much NPCs were willing to spend could depend on how good you are at managing the Sim’s business – building skills to make products, spending wisely on advertising, etc.
The Sims: Apartment Building
I know you can make buildings that look like apartment buildings, but the Sims will treat them like regular houses, wandering in and out, eating other people’s food, etc. It would be neat to designate actual apartments that are associated with individual Sims or specific Sim families. A Sim who wanted an stereo wouldn’t be satisfied unless the stereo was in his own apartment, not his neighbor’s.
The Sims: Weather
No, seriously, I think it would be fun to have weather in the game. Also, what I would really want is something more like “The Sims: Natural Disasters.” I like to work to get my Sims very comfortable – good jobs, lots of money, nice house. Once you get them that way, it’s pretty easy to keep them that way. I think it would be challenging and fun to have them cope with game-generated disasters. I’m thinking blizzards, earthquakes, hurricanes, plagues of locusts.
I would also like some expansion to feature more of an in-game build/buy feature. Like if you want to buy more furniture, you should have to order it using the computer, then wait for it to come. If you want to rearrange it, you need the Sim to actually move it, with two Sims needed to move a couch. Single Sims living alone would need to influence visiting Sims to help them. This would be an option for game play, you could still build/buy the regular way. Honestly, I get the to the point where I’ve got Sims at the tops of their careers with maxed out skills, and there isn’t very much for them to do around the house. Rearranging the furniture and building additions would put them to better use.
Another thing that I would love to see is some better system of objects. I love the color options in the Sims II, but I still always get to the point where the wealth-driven Sims want the most expensive objects, and their houses start to look very similar. Having expensive/high environment objects in a variety of tastes and styles would be great. Or, if you wanted a particular cheap object because it matches the style you are going for, there could be a way of paying more to make it higher comfort or environment.