From the article: "The Sims 3:" Story Progression
Even when you aren't concentrating on a family, they are busy taking care of their needs and aging. This new feature is called Story Progression. Control over everything is taken out of your hands and given to Sims not being actively played. Sims' friends will now age with them. No longer with a Sims best friend be left behind at the child stage, while your favorite family who is played a lot more goes away to college.
Control freaks will have difficulty letting go. Do you play with story progression on?
Good Idea, but doesn't work
- I like the idea, but it hasn't worked the way I'd hoped. I like to play one family for quite a while, and then go back to another one that looked interesting... but they all became elders by that time. After playing one neighborhood a while, most of the families are all elders -- there's not many new families or children being added! Seems like I have to make some new families myself and add them.
- —Guest Leakybagel
- I always been more of a story type of Sims fan, so I love the story progression! It's fun to walk around the town, or read the paper or visit with friends and see the changes that happened. I think it may need some tweaking, but is over-all a vast step in the right direction! ^_^
- —Guest Summer
Fine, a little slow though
- It eventually works but most of the time it is too slow. My Sim, has aged to Adult while his siblings are still teenagers and the mother and father who my Sims left were 1 day til Elder stage but now it's been 6 days and they have now just changed. At least my Sim's children aren't playing with his siblings like they were in the Sims 3.
- —Guest Seth
- I love it! kinda bummed that I can only play one family at a time... but totally worth it! Now their friends grow with them no more elders best friends with children!!!! or finding new significant others after they age!!! Love love love story progression.
- —Guest Cynthia