What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

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What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by jVanDuyn » 19 Jul 2019, 01:04

Is there really any gaming advantage in changing your Sims' clothing (other than being able to distinguish various female Sims with same or similar DNA from each other - and much the same for discerning male Sims with like DNA (physical characteristics))? I have not found that I am benefitting via XP or Simoleons (or any other form of token benefits) during the course of the game. The process can be timely if you change each of your Sims into various individual pieces of clothing in their wardrobe (dressers). Outfits (including VIP ensembles) seem to be a timesaver as complete ensembles come readily coordinated (complete with shoes & vestments - and/or hats & coiffure). I change my infants', toddlers' and pre-teens' clothing simply to amuse myself but there is no visible game benefit in doing so (that I can detect, so far). Anyone care to elaborate of their findings in this area?

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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by 3luv4eva3 » 19 Jul 2019, 01:16

I don't think there are any benefits that you are referring to. I never felt like I was gaining anything from it, just the satisfication of my Sims getting a new look now and then.
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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by jVanDuyn » 19 Jul 2019, 02:25

It is fun to change their clothes when not involved in a quest or professions' activity. Wardrobe options are fun for holidays or functions such as weddings (or as for the infants' & toddlers' outfits - dress clothes & playtime togs vs. wearing jammies). I also have my doubts about having my sims change into sleepwear before using the toilet. I mean to say, (most efficient method) all my adult Sims "P" & "Poo" with their clothes on, wash their hands (and sometimes take a shower (Good Scrub..or Rich Lather, (if time allows) & at rare times (if needed) a bath (quick dip - #1 choice)). Most often, I have my sims use the toilet and then take a shower and omit washing hands. Washing hands visibly reduces their social needs (their need to talk/socialize with other Simbeings) via their basic needs meter. Washing hands is quicker than having a "Good Scrub" but, as others have found, the longer the task the less drain on a Sim's basic needs. Someone asked me if it mattered if they left their Sims dressed while they "Use the Toilet". I believe it makes no difference. In older versions of Sims gameplay they would "drop their drawers" and the "censored area" would be masqued by a animated spherical pixel jumble. I believe the developer opted for less detail going into censoring basic toilet activities & put more emphasis on devising more sophisticated ambiance and architecture.

Thanks, 3luv4eva3, for concurring. Your reply was much appreciated. I always appreciate the tried & tested findings of my fellow Sim'mers here.

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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by chamilet » 19 Jul 2019, 15:21

I hadn't noticed that they got rid of the pixelation. I just use the Singing Salmon for everyone. They haven't actually used the toilet in years!! :o
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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by copperwood » 19 Jul 2019, 17:23

chamilet wrote:
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I hadn't noticed that they got rid of the pixelation. I just use the Singing Salmon for everyone. They haven't actually used the toilet in years!! :o
There's still a pixelated circle, but your comment about your sims not using a toilet in years made e laugh. :lol:
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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by SIMazing » 20 Jul 2019, 06:18

Not sure this counts as a benefit, but each of my sim families has their own color scheme. That way I can easily pick the right one from a crowd. This started way way way back when there wasn’t much to choose from in styles, and I’ve just kept it up through the years. Except for single sims. Not all of my singles have a color scheme, so sometimes I don’t keep it up.
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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by 3luv4eva3 » 20 Jul 2019, 07:03

SIMazing wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 06:18
Not sure this counts as a benefit, but each of my sim families has their own color scheme. That way I can easily pick the right one from a crowd. This started way way way back when there wasn’t much to choose from in styles, and I’ve just kept it up through the years. Except for single sims. Not all of my singles have a color scheme, so sometimes I don’t keep it up.
I do this for some of my families too, but only if they’re wearing swimwear haha.
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Re: What are the game benefits of changing your Sim's clothing?

Post by SIMazing » 20 Jul 2019, 23:06

3luv4eva3 wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 07:03
SIMazing wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 06:18
Not sure this counts as a benefit, but each of my sim families has their own color scheme. That way I can easily pick the right one from a crowd. This started way way way back when there wasn’t much to choose from in styles, and I’ve just kept it up through the years. Except for single sims. Not all of my singles have a color scheme, so sometimes I don’t keep it up.
I do this for some of my families too, but only if they’re wearing swimwear haha.
Nice. lol. I do it for all their attire - street clothes, swimsuits, pajamas, special evenings out, etc. Each family has two main colors and an accent. When the young ones grow up, get married and have kids, their kids get a combination of the married couple’s colors. Each child gets one dad color and one mom color. The only time it differs is if there isn’t a swimsuit or pj’s that match. Then they wear anything in the family color. :)
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