Outdoor Retreat Game Pack

Hello again with a Game Pack review. Outdoor Retreat Game Pack is the first game pack for sims 4, published on 17 February 2017. It doesnt have a physical copy to buy, so you can only buy and download it from your Origin accounts. Its price is $ 20, available for both pc and mac. It brings out new cas and buy/ build mode objects and also new game play options as camping activities. I will try to give all details about this pack in this article and to start with as always sorry for my english mistakes. Lets start;

Granite Falls

The pack coming with a new world available, Granite Falls. There are total 5 ready lots here, and you can stay up to 7 days in this location. You can use computers and phones to go on vacation to this world with your friends and family. You can choose the number of days you want to stay while selecting vacation point, you can also shorten your visit or choose to stay longer during your vacation. It has three neighbourhoods ; The National Forest, The Campgrounds and the Hermit’s House. When you visit the world, you will be authomatically directed to campgrounds, and you need to rent a camping here. When you arrive Park Rangers will meet you there. You can interact with Park Rangers, get information about camping lots or buy camping supplies. You will be able to buy food, campfires, camping chairs and tables and tents from the camping store Ranger’s station. You will also find some collectables in this area.

Our second location is the forest.  It s a beautiful location with its waterfalls and collectables also. And the secret location Hermit’s House is located on this lot. To find this secret location, you need to go to the ranger station and select the option ” explore woods ”. Then you will select the granite falls forest national park. You can do this from zooming into the map or phone. When you arrive there you need to find  ” Bramble Patch ”. You have to look carefully because it is surrounded by trees and a bit hard to see. When you find it , click on the patch and you will have the option to explore. Like the other secret locations, here also you will get some questions to let you in. Here are what you need to do and answer in a correct order;

  1. Step Forward
  2. Go Through Web
  3. Sally Forth
  4. Travel Towards The Sim
  5. Ignore The Object
  6. Keep Walking

When you answer all these questions, you will be directed to the secret location The Hermit’s Mountainside Retreat. You will meet Herbit sims here. As they are friendly sims, you can easily interact with them and be friends. After being friend with a herbit sim, you can learn Herbalism Recipe from them. There is no toher way to learn this recipe. Other thing you can do here is gather collectables from Hermit’s House which you cant find anywhere else.

Herbalism Skill

We have a new skill with this pack, herbalism. To improve this skill, there are few things you can do; reading skill books, gather collectables, improving your gardening skills, identifying wild plants and brew herbal remedies at grill ( the last one is the quickest way to improve this skill ).  You can identify all the gathered collectables and it will help you to improve your sim’s herbalism skill. Below are the herbs coming with the pack with their details;

  • Elderberry – costs $ 6 – grow in 18 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +1 happy moodlet for 4 hours
  • Noxious Elderberry – costs $ 7 – grow in 18 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +2 sad moodlet for 2 hours
  • Huckleberry – costs $ 8 – grow in 18 hours-   you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives + happy moodlet for 4 hours
  • Muckleberry – costs $ 9 – grow in 18 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park -gives +2 dazed moodlet for 2 hours
  • Poison Fireleaf – costs $ 11 – grow in 18 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +2 angry moodlet for 2 hours
  • Fireleaf – costs $ 13 – grow in 18 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +1 happy moodlet for 4 hours
  • Chamomile – costs $ 14 – grow in 24 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +1 happy moodlet for 4 hours
  • Toxic Chamomile – costs $ 15 – grow in 24 hours – you can find it Granite Falls National Park – gives +2 tense moodlet for 4 hours
  • Morel Mushroom – costs $ 17 – grow in 24 hours – you can find it  in hidden area of Granite Falls – gives +1 happy moodlet for 4 hours
  • False Morel Mushroom – costs $ 19 – grow in 24 hours -you can find it Granite Falls National Park- +2 uncomfortable moodlet for 2 hours

Herbalism Receipes

  • Insect Repellent  liniment – you need 2 basils and 2 noxious elderberries – it prevents insect bites – needed skill level is 1
  • Sadness Alleviation Lotion – you need 1 firefly and 2 elderberries – deleted sad moodlets – needed skill level is 1
  • Fungal Infusion Fertilizer Recipe – you need 3 morel mushrooms, 2 false morels, 1 blackberry and 1 dust spirit – you can learn this skill by being friend with a herbit sim – needed skill level is 1
  • Deodorizing Cream –  you need 1 elderberry, 1 strawyberry and 2 parsleys – fulls hygiene need – needed skill level is 2
  • Soothing Skin Balm – you need 2 chamomiles, 2 basils and 1 locust –  heals insect and bug bites – needed skill level is 3
  • De-Stressing Decoction – you need 2 chamomiles, 2 muckleberries and 1 walking stick – removes tense moodlets – needed skill level is 4
  • Tummy Therapy – you need 2 huckleberries, 2 sages and 1 termite – removes nausea moodlets – needed skill level is 5
  • Clear Mind Distillation – you need 2 toxic chamomiles, 2 huckleberries and 2 parsleys – gives +2 focused moodlet for 4 hours – needed skill level is 6
  • Fireleaf Extract – you need  poison fireleaves, 2 morel mushrooms and 1 fire ant – gives uncomfortable moodlet for 8 hours and stomach problems – needed skill level is 6
  • Natural Herbicide Oil – you need 2 toxic chamomiles ,  3 fireleaves and 1 stink bug –  removes weeds from plants – needed skill level is 7
  • Energizer Infusion – you need 3 muckleberries,  2 poison fireleaves and 1 dragonfly –  gives +2 energized moodlet for 4 hours – needed skill level is 8
  • Rage Relieving Salve – you need 3 noxious elderberries, 1 tomato, 2 fireleaves, 1 rainbow firefly – removes anger moodlets- needed skill level is 9
  • Elixir of Fertility – you need 4 false morels,  2 sages,  1 bee and 1 Will-o-the-Wisp – increases the chance for twins or triplets – needed skill level is 10

Enthusiast Aspiration

We also have a new aspiration with the pack. Sims with this aspiration are in love with everything about nature. You can go camping, be friend with herbit sims, collect insects and herbs, improve herbalism skills to make these sims happy.

 

There are more interactions coming with the pack;

  • Stargazing
  • Taking Deep Breaths for relief
  • Wear Bear costume and roar interaction with this costume. You can scare other sims
  • Weenie Roast –  new social  event around camp fire
  • Woohoo in camping tents
  • Woodworking Table which you can create ; Garden pots and planters at level 2 handiness,  mirror at level 3 handiness, wall shelf at level 4 handiness, wall hanging at level 5 handiness, camping mascot at level 7 handiness.
  • New Cooking Receipes ; granola , hotdogs, beetles, roasted fish, veggie ddogs, marshmallows, baked potato, gumbo, grilled fruit, fried fish, fruit cobbler, breakfast scramble, walleye surprise.

Build / Buy Mode Items

There are 60 new objects coming with the pack

  • Ranger Station
  • Camparound information kiosk & Map
  • Deco camping trunks
  • Wolf Pytts Essentials Utensils Deco
  • Flame Resistant Cooking utensils Deco
  • Woody’s Hot Sauce, Ketchup Mustard – deco sauces
  • Ranger Stanley Jackalope Sculpture
  • Campground Sign Entrance
  • Preserved Food Deco
  • Ranger Stanley Jackalope Plushie
  • Natural Beauty Mirror
  • Classic Home Made Wood Mirror
  • Campground Warning Sign
  • Can’o Flowers
  • Cabin in a bag
  • Easy Camper Tent
  • Mega Cooler Deco
  • Rocks of Fire
  • Campfire
  • Chillville Portable Cooler Deco
  • Waterfall Shower
  • Clean Machine Sink
  • A new acoustic guitar
  • In and out picnic table
  • All purpose pebbled sink
  • A new gaming table
  • Picnic purse table
  • Memory Wood Stump
  • The impenetrable end table
  • The pack cube
  • Rocking Coffee Table
  • Hand carved wood shelf
  • Lumber Jack’s coffee table
  • Forest lovers end table
  • Tree trunk ottoman
  • 3 new Camping Chairs
  • Log chair
  • Stumpy chair
  • Find the spark loveseat
  • Tree napper sofa
  • Luxury wooden dining chair
  • Not your average firewood loveseat
  • Rustic sleeper bed
  • Airkush double and single bed
  • Gordian cot – single bed
  • Glamping vunderbed – double bed
  • 4 new wood floors
  • 6 new trees
  • Hand carved chess table
  • Odor killer trash can
  • Total 9 new lamps
  • 8 new plants
  • Outdoor Shower

6 new styled rooms ready to buy.

CAS

For Female Sims

  • 8 hairstyles and hats
  • 5 bottoms
  • 5 tops
  • 3 outfit
  • 1 new pair of socks
  • 10 new shoes

For Male Sims

  • 4 hairstyles and hats
  • 1 outfit
  • 5 bottoms
  • 6 tops
  • 9 shoes

For Female Children Sims

  • 4 hairstyles and hats
  • 5 bottoms
  • 6 tops
  • 1 outfits
  • 3 shoes
  • 1 acessory

For Male Children Sims

  • 4 tops
  • 2 hats
  • 2 bottoms
  • 1 outfit
  • 6 shoes

I may have missed a few things and will update if i notice any missing features. I hope this article will be helpful to those who want to have more information about this game pack.

Spa Day Game Pack

Hello with a Game Pack review this time. Spa Day Game Pack is the second game pack for sims 4, released on 14 July 2015, both for PC and Mac. You can also download it from your Origin account.

Most important part is, it brings spa venues to the game.. Lets see the 4 new ready spa lots and 1 gym lot coming with the pack;

Perfect Balance Spa

It is the most developed spa center, 30 x 20 including two baths. It includes all the new features coming with this pack ; yoga room, gym, masage tables, wellness bar, fountains, meditation room, massage chairs for hand and foot, locker rooms and sauna.

Luxe Health Club

30 x 20 Gym Lot with 2 Baths

Center of Center Massage

30 x 20 with 2 baths

Aham Ashram Yoga Studio

30 x 20 with 2 baths offering yoga classes

You can also build your own spa with the new game objects.

Also new skill is added for your sims ; ” wellness”. You can develop this skill by yoga, meditation and giving massages. Below you will see the levels of this skill and what they brings ;

  • Skill 1 Level –  allows your sims give massages, meditation and some yoga poses
  • Skill 2 Level  –  allows your sims to cook  Sugar Free Carob Coconut Cake, perform boat pose for yoga and discuss cognitive focusing methods with other sims
  • Skill 3 Level – allows your sims to give aroma theraphy massage and perform triange pose for yoga
  • Skill 4 Level – allows your sims to offer mental relaxation tips to other sims and perform three pose for yoga
  • Skill 5 Level –  allows your sims to give deep tissue massage and perform warrior pose for yoga
  • Skill 6 Level – allows your sims to give sports massages , perform lord of the dance pose for yoga. They can also suggest visualition tecniques with this skill.
  • Skill 7 Level – allows your sims to perform Bridge pose for yoga and cook superfood salad. They will also get the ability to teleport
  • Skill 8 Level –  allows your sims to give stone massage and perform handstand pose for yoga. They can also recommend self esteem exercises to other sims
  • Skill 9 Level – allows your sims to give fertility massages
  • Skill 10 Level –  allows your sims to share detox tips and prepare lemon honey ginger detox tea

I want to mention about new game play feature ” Yoga ”.  Doing yoga will allow your sims to lose weight and to gain muscles. You will get yoga mats with the pack and you will be able to place them also in your houses. Practicing Yoga will cause increase in your wellness skill and give focused moodlet to your sims. There are 3 interactions for the yoga mats. They each give moodlets to the sims ;

  • Brain Boosting   +1 inspired moodlet for 8 hours
  • Energy Centering  +1 energized moodlet for 8 hours
  • Mind Concentrating   +1 focused moodlet for 8 hours

Yoga classes are available with the new pack. They will cost a $ 110 and will last about 90 minutes. You will get 12 new pose options for yoga which are ; warrior, triangle, tree, lord of the dance, handstand , bridge, boat, side plank, downward facing dog, half moon, corprose and greeting poses. There are 3 interactions for yoga ; practice, routine and pose. Doing yoga also increases your sim’s athletic skill. You will be able to interact with yoga teacher during the lesson.

We had a give massage option already in game but this time it will be more professional with this pack. There are 2 types of new massages, one is the massage tables and the other one is the massage chairs for hand and foot. As your sims’ welness skill is increased , they will be able to give better massages. Sims can also get negative moodlets from massages. You can buy a massage table for your house and hire a massage therapist.

Here are the massages that can be given with the massage tables and their prices;

  • Sweedish Massage –  costs $ 120 – gives +1 happy moodlet for 12 hours
  • Deep Tissue Massage – costs $ 180 – gives +1 happy moodlet for 24 hours
  • Sports Massage – costs $ 230  – gives +1 energized moodlet for 12 hours
  • Stone Massage – costs $ 300 – gives +1 happy moodlet for 24 hours
  • Lavender Aromatherapy – costs $ 140 – gives +1 focused moodlet for 12 hours
  • Fertility Massage – costs $ 380 -gives  +1 happy moodlet for 12 hours and also increases the chance of twins or triplets
  • Lotus Blossom Aromatheraphy – costs $ 140 – gives +1 confident moodlet for 12 hours
  • Mint and Rosemary Aromatheraphy – costs $ 140 – gives +1 energized moodlet for 12 hours
  • Ylang Ylang Aromatheraphy – costs $ 140 – gives +1 inspired moodlet for 12 hours

And below are the type of hand / foot massages that can be given by massage chairs ;

  • Hand Massage – costs $ 40 – +3 happy moodlet for 6 hours
  • Foot Massage – costs $ 40 – +3 happy moodlet for 6 hours

Saunas

Saunas give + 3 happy moodlet but you need to be very careful with the time you stay in.  After 90 minutes in the sauna, the heat will start to effect your sims badly , will give them uncomfortable moodlet and finally they can even die.

  • You can woohoo and try for baby in saunas.
  • Sims fun and social need will be raised
  • If you have level 5 of mischief skill , you can use sulfur ( it will bring a yellow cloud ) to give uncomfortable moodlet to other sims. It lasts 1 – 4 hours.

Also a new upgrade is coming for all the bath tubs;  Mud Baths and Body Soaks.  Although mud baths gives + 2 confident moodlet to your sims, it may cause some of sims to have uncomfortable moodlet.They will also lower the hygiene need and cost for $ 60. Your tubs will be dirty after you use them and you will need to clean them. Below are the body soaks with prices and moodlets;

  • Citrius Soak – costs $ 30 – gives +2 focused moodlet for 8 hours
  • Lavender Foam – costs $ 30 – gives +2 happy moodlet for 8 hours
  • Milk, Honey and Oatmeal Soak – costs $ 30 – gives +2 happy moodlet for 8 hours
  • Rose Petals – costs $ 30 – gives +2 flirty moodlet for 8 hours
  • Muscle Relaxing Soak – costs $ 30 – gives +2 energized moodlet for 8 hours

Build / Buy Mode

You will get two new aquariums and 3 new fish types. You can put up to 5 fishes to each aquariums and can buy fishes directly by them. Here are the new fishes you will get with their prices;

  • Cichlid – costs $ 30
  • Discus – costs $ 40
  • Exotic Goldfish – costs $ 45

You can also sell your fishes

The other new interactive game objects are incenses. You can burn them for 2 hours and get different moodlets. They each cost for $ 20.

  • Exocative Lemon – gives +1 inspired moodlet
  • Sooting Sage – gives  +1 happy moodlet and also it helps to remove tension moodlets
  • Romantic Sandalwood – gives +1 flirty moodlet
  • Sharpening Saffron – gives +1 focused moodlet
  • Peaceful Patchouli – gives +1 happy  moodlet
  • Invigorating Cinnamon – gives +1 energized moodlet

A new radio station ” New Age ” is added to the game with new song options.

Other new furnitures and decorative objects you will get are below with their in game prices . The list will be very long this time ;

  • Solitary Stool – $ 180
  • Happy Hands and Feet Chair – $ 435
  • Chair in the Corner – $ 175
  • Sleek Juice Bar Stool – $ 145
  • Simple Ottoman – $ 205
  • Calm and Collected Chair – $ 350
  • Peaceful Pouf Ottoman – $ 140
  • Color Block Locker Station – $ 120
  • Dispenser – $ 1150
  • The Relaxer Massage Table – $ 875
  • The Modern Mushroom Table – $ 295
  • Joose Series Tileable Counter – $ 230
  • Joose Series Island Style Counter – $ 230
  • Joose Series Modular Cabinet – $ 175
  • Niche Table – $ 90
  • The Water Falls Sink – $ 240
  • Tranquill Waters Shower – $ 880
  • The Perfect Tub – $ 1055
  • Spaahh Tub – $ 585
  • Zen Again Yoga Mat – $ 125
  • Instructer Zen Again Yoga Mat – $ 140
  • The introspective Contemplation Stool – $ 145
  • Liquid Beef Bar – $ 875
  • Swimming with the fishes aquarium – $ 295
  • Pefect Private Aquarium – $ 595
  • Dont Quilt Boxing Bag – $ 500
  • Stone Zone Sauna – $ 2300
  • Luxe Drink Tray Decor – $ 105
  • Plant and Stones of Serenity – $ 25
  • Cheery Cheery Twigs Vase – $ 150
  • Building Calm Vase – $ 395
  • Mini Zen Planter – $ 430
  • Palliative Potted Bamboo – $ 605
  • Zen Again Wall Decal – $ 70
  • Beguiling Bamboo Divider – $ 1105
  • As the World Turns Mirror – $ 195
  • Argh Mirror – $ 320
  • Backlit Mirror of Illumination – $ 535
  • Your Logo Here Column – $ 245
  • Strip Away The Darkness Light – $ 95
  • Polished Steel Rectangular Light – $ 170
  • Single Strip of Light – $ 100
  • The Light Fantastic – $ 105
  • Brushed Metal Square Wall Lamp –  $ 50
  • Slick Beats by DJ sudoku – new stereo – $ 720
  • Good Vibrations Wall Speaker – $ 820
  • The one With Everything Locker – $ 145
  • The Ohmm My Gosh  Meditation Stool – $ 220
  • The Precarious – sculpture – $  150
  • Soap Keeper Decoration – $  65
  • Pyramids of Absorbation- decoration of towel stack – $ 100
  • Hoary Marmot  Wood Slats Rug – $ 75
  • Eclipse Wall Light – $ 100
  • Laid Back Towel Rack – $ 50
  • The Clothing Hook Decoration – $ 40
  • Juiced Up Wall Display – $  215
  • 2 type of Foot Illumination Systems, one for corners – both costs $ 25
  • Holey Moley Divider – $ 150
  • Bright Dark Totem Triplet Candles – $ 75
  • Etherian Wooden Slatwall – $ 820
  • Illuminated Lotus – $ 180
  • Sprng Blossom Incence Holder – $165
  • 7 new doors – price range between $ 135 – $ 455
  • 8 new windows – prince range between $ 135 – $ 460
  • Stairs – $ 15
  • Runner- $ 4
  • 10 new floors

CAS

Female Sims

  • 6 new hair types and hats
  • 6 bottoms
  • 8 tops
  • 3 outfits
  • 5 new shoes
  • 1 accessory

Male Sims

  • 4 new hair types and hats
  • 6 bottoms
  • 8 tops
  • 1 outfit
  • 3 pair of  shoes
  • 1 accessory

Female Children Sims

  • 1 bottom
  • 1 outfit
  • 1 hat
  • 1 top

Male Children Sims

  • 1 bottom
  • 1 outfit
  • 1 hat
  • 1 top

Sorry if i miss a few things. I hope this article will be helpful to those who wants to get more imformation about this game pack.