EDITORIAL: Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle has made me a Better Person

EDITORIAL: Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle has made me a Better Person

You are completely within your right to judge me for this, but I am not the SJW you might think I am. I have normie flaws. I don’t put cardboard in the compost bin when I compost. I forget my New World shopping bags every single time I go to the store. I’m really bad for throwing dirty containers out to avoid cleaning them. Real piece of shit stuff. That changed when I bought the most recent Sims 4 expansion pack, Eco Lifestyle.

Eco Lifestyle has changed my Sims gaming experience in a way I never thought it would. Every household I make will eventually slap on a bunch of solar panels on the roof and plonk water collectors in the yard - and not before buying a recycler, which Sims can yeet their useless collectables, trash, and excess plantstuffs into in exchange for wonderful ‘bits n’ pieces’ and compost stuffs. I purposely buy my sims the teeniest of rubbish bins specifically so I am forced to ‘rummage’ it more often. I add a washing bucket to the lot to force my sims to generate laundry that I never intend on cleaning, just to throw into the recycler. I am filled with so much joy when I see the pop up of a lil’ wrench and banana peel on the bottom left corner of my screen, accompanied with some arbitrary number. I don’t even fucks with the Fabricator Machine in order to turn those bits n’ pieces into furniture. I just find satisfaction in a rummage well done.

Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle makes me sort my rubbish properly, now, IRL. Like not half-assed properly, but straight up properly. I’m collecting cardboard for the compost bin. I’m using used tea bags for homemade facemasks. I’m trying to be that bitch.

Thank you, Electronic Arts. You may be evil and your packs might often be underwhelming and not worth the money, and I may suggest any would-be Simmers with empty pockets to Google FitGirl Repacks Sims 4 I mean haha what? But I gotta thank you for this one. You did good. You have made the world a better place x

This article first appeared in Issue 11, 2020.
Posted 1:33pm Sunday 19th July 2020 by Sinead Gill.