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Please fix the weather!

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Please fix the weather!

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I am to the point where I am ready to pack up my Sims and move outside of Brindleton Bay! Why does almost every day see rain during the day and like a calming for roughly three hours before becoming rain again...plus, not EVERY rainstorm had to have massive thunderstorms attached. I set my seasons for 28 days each. My past two summers, I counted 22 days of rain and thunder and in the second summer 24 days of summer, That seems rather high to me! I shouldn't have to do the whole "weather machine" route to enjoy a summer in what is supposed to be a New England-style town (I live in NE: on our worst years, we have never had rain and thunder in THOSE amounts!).

 

I beg you - please nerf this out a bit to resemble something more normal or stop making EVERY Sim terrified of thunderstorms!

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@jkgjeb  You're not the only one who has seen this.  I had a year when it rained in Brindleton Bay from mid spring to mid fall with only 2 clear days in all that time.  Something like 2 clear days in a 42-44 day period.  I have also lived in the NE and know the weather isn't like that with all the rain.  

 

Edit:  I also got the same thing when I pulled my mods and cc, repaired the game, deleted the localthumbcache.package file, etc.  I do think the weather is by design but there is too much rain in the game altogether.  If we had that much rain in the real world, we'd be living in Water World.

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@jkgjeb Very interesting you should bring this up... 🤔

 

@CGrant56  brought this same thing up in regards to Brindleton Bay with the 28 day seasons setting about a month and a half ago, and @PugLove888 and I also did some testing on this. We have nothing close to a full-out study completed, but I'm sure they will both have information to add here.

 

I did find that at a 28 day season I seemed to have proportionally more rain in my game, but not as much as CGrant56. I don't have any mods/cc, so that may or may not have had any effect. CGrant56 was having a monsoon in his game, and he does have mods. I'm not sure what PugLove888's final conclusion was for stats (she may add that - she also has no mods), but we both got the initial impression that it seemed that playing with a 28 day season may have made it worse? If so, not exactly sure why. 🌧️😱🌧️

 

We agree with you that it is cool that the weather patterns in some of the worlds seem to be targeted to certain locations's weather. We also didn't think that that much rain in Brindleton Bay seemed appropriate. I would also appreciate it if the amount of rain in Brindleton Bay would get a tweak in an upcoming patch. 🤞🏻

 

I look forward to seeing the responses and feedback from others on this thread, and I have added my 'Me Too' and 'XP to the post! 👍


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@jkgjeb  You're not the only one who has seen this.  I had a year when it rained in Brindleton Bay from mid spring to mid fall with only 2 clear days in all that time.  Something like 2 clear days in a 42-44 day period.  I have also lived in the NE and know the weather isn't like that with all the rain.  

 

Edit:  I also got the same thing when I pulled my mods and cc, repaired the game, deleted the localthumbcache.package file, etc.  I do think the weather is by design but there is too much rain in the game altogether.  If we had that much rain in the real world, we'd be living in Water World.

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@jkgjeb You can try changing the Rain Options in your Game Options from the default "Rain & Thunderstorms" to "Rain". With this option you will still see some rain in Brindleton Bay but not nearly as often. You will also still see a rare thunderstorm on Mystery Weather days. This is the setting I use when playing a Sim living in Brindleton Bay with 28-day seasons & I see no more than a day or two of rain a week during the summer season.

 

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A typical weather forecast for BB in mid-summer with the setting I use.

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