Thanks very much for the link. I've seen the video, but I watched the video again. I interpret what the SFP producer said differently. Sadly, I don't see support for life dream tasks being the only actions which trigger aging.
I've transcribed a bit from the video:
"In the next update, we'll be introducing natural aging for players that are level 24 and above. Once aging kicks in, the sims will begin to age a tiny, tiny bit at a time. Every time they complete an action, they'll move a little bit along the way from infant to senior.
This is important because only sims busy living their lives will be aging. You have to be actively playing with the sim."
Sims "busy living their lives" - to me - doesn't have the same meaning as sims busy completing activities only
connected to their personality/life dream.
Seeing on FB how SFP is trying to spin this update as a way for simmers to have control over their sims' destinies...ignoring questions about how much LP it'll take to stave off aging/death, and just talking up things they think players will perceive as positives in the game .... if players had that
much control over their sims aging, I bet SFP would be explicit and specific about promoting it.
When their marketing team talks about players having control over whether sims age, I bet they mean: just don't play with the sims
That's bizarre and perverse. It changes the temper of the game ... where every activity comes with a penalty.
EDIT: Or what HordePrime said
hipmomx2 wrote:The way I understand it is: The only actions that age the Sims are those related to the personality you chose for it.
The article said:
"Sims will age naturally for players level 24 and above... After that, Sims age a tiny bit every time they complete an action"
It doesn't say anything there about only actions relating to their personality.