In boards and on social media, some Sims followers are questioning: Why a heavy metallic station with The Sims 4’s Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack? Most folks don’t equate the 2. I can see why. Knitting is commonly seen as a solitary, quiet passion … and metallic is metallic — loud and brash. But developer Maxis put ‘em collectively for the brand new pack launched in the present day.
And no, it’s not a coincidence. Sims that hearken to the metallic radio station whereas knitting will get bonuses on the craft, according to developers. It truly is smart, too, in case you’re within the know. The addition of the metallic station within the knitting Stuff Pack is a nod to Finland’s Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship, a wacky occasion that debuted final 12 months.
As it seems, each metallic and knitting are enormous in Finland. Twenty-six bands — with a knitting lead — utilized for the championship. Twelve bands from eight nations made it to the finals, every of which starred a knitting lead who needed to knit throughout the efficiency. Footage of the occasion actually doesn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, a followup occasion in 2020 was canceled due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships had been scheduled to be held this month in Finland — so it’s becoming that there’s now a tribute to the occasion in The Sims 4.
“We have been wanting to do that in The Sims 4 for some time and have been looking out for varied alternatives to take action,” The Sims 4 sound designer Drew Boles said earlier this year on the game’s forum. “At first glance, a pack centered on knitting may seem like an odd choice, but when we heard about the Heavy Metal Knitting Competition last year in Finland, we knew it was, in fact, a perfect fit.”
Though Sims can play air guitar whereas listening to the metallic radio station, they can’t truly knit whereas enjoying air guitar, like within the Heavy Metal Knitting Competition. Not a lot about knitting visually modifications when listening to the station, however comprehend it’s invigorating your Sims’ tasks.