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Title: The Sims 3
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 07:49:01 pm
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesims3/index.html

YAAA!!!

No information on the game yet, but the original Sims remains as one of my favorite games of all time, and is the game that really got me into videogames. The Sims 2 is a great sequal, but y'know...nothing beats the original.

It probably won't be released for some time...with most of Maxis working on Spore and the bazillion expansion packs that I will still be suckered into buying.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Legodragonxp on November 02, 2006, 08:05:27 pm
Interesting that there was no mention of Spore in that article, which leads one to believe that it was only new titles only in the call (nor was there mention of Madden 07 or 08 :) )

I thought about getting The Sims 2... but I'm married with two kids... seemed redundant.

-Lego
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 08:06:45 pm
I thought about getting The Sims 2... but I'm married with two kids... seemed redundant.

Then consider getting four copies...

 :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 02, 2006, 09:25:30 pm
I've heard a lot of rumors about Sims 3.  Most of them are bogus.  Until there is official word from Maxis, I'd treat it with skepticism.

Then again, I thought Sims 2 was much better than Sims 1
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 10:06:27 pm
Well, this is official word from EA, who owns Maxis.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 02, 2006, 10:07:39 pm
If thats true, then it must be real :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 10:11:05 pm
Why, that is the very reason for this topic!

You figured it out! Good job!
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Fink on November 02, 2006, 11:00:07 pm
That was fast. I would have thought they would have milked Sims 2 for at lest another 5-10 expansion packs

What more can they possibly do?

Well, Actually, I want to see my neighbor from my house. Not all of them just like the people a crossed from me. They would be controlled by the computer and you could play "keep up with the Joneses"

That would be cool
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 02, 2006, 11:11:52 pm
Why, that is the very reason for this topic!

You figured it out! Good job!
I know and I'm saying that I have seen topics like this before and none of them were backed by official EA or Maxis... and since when has a GameSpot review been evidence of official word from either of them ;)

Of course I hope you're right about this
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 11:28:05 pm
Why, that is the very reason for this topic!

You figured it out! Good job!
I know and I'm saying that I have seen topics like this before and none of them were backed by official EA or Maxis... and since when has a GameSpot review been evidence of official word from either of them ;)

Of course I hope you're right about this

Umm...the "evidence" is right in front of you. EA confirmed it, and GameSpot is reporting it. What more confirmation do you need?
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: shadowlord18 on November 02, 2006, 11:34:54 pm
i never liked the sims i mean why play games like that it is about real life i all ready have one of those
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 02, 2006, 11:36:28 pm
EA confirmed it
Where?
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: shadowlord18 on November 02, 2006, 11:38:40 pm
on the site durrrrr.

look around abit you can even look at spore screenies
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 11:40:02 pm
EA confirmed it
Where?

 ::)

I'm not even going to answer that.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 02, 2006, 11:44:30 pm
Fine.  I'm going to remain skeptical... and it's not polite to roll your eyes at someone for asking a simple question  ::)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 02, 2006, 11:48:04 pm
Here is a very simple answer for you: Keep scrolling up to the top of this topic until you see a link. Click on the link and read the news story. EA has confirmed the game is in development: 

"We have made some adjustments to our SKU plan that will move a couple of titles into fiscal 2008, specifically Army of Two and Crisis," EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson told analysts during a postearnings conference call.

During the same call, Jenson also confirmed that several sequels to EA's most important franchises are in the works. "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title," said Jenson, meaning the game would hit stores before April 2009


That is the last I will talk of this with you. I am not going to argue with you whether this game exists or not anymore because we have confirmation directly from EA that the game is in development.

You cannot deny facts.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on November 03, 2006, 01:48:31 pm
Let's hope Spore comes out before Sims 3 ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 03, 2006, 03:02:09 pm
Was doing this so difficult?
http://au.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesims3/news.html

Edit:
Ha... even that link doesn't show what you typed in.  Hang on, I'll screenie what that link shows me and you show me where it says that.

Okay.  This is all I get from that link
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/chickeman297/sims3.jpg)

One last thing.  I'm not the one arguing.  You are the one who's getting all flustered over this by the sounds of it :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Daxx on November 03, 2006, 03:24:35 pm
Fine.  I'm going to remain skeptical... and it's not polite to roll your eyes at someone for asking a simple question  ::)

You deserve it if you didn't bother to RTFA. He gave you a link to the article, which you obviously couldn't be bothered to read.

"As part of its earnings announcement today, megapublisher Electronic Arts revealed the release window of two of its highest-profile games. Crysis, Crytek's hotly anticipated PC shooter, and Army of Two, the co-op actioner for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will now both arrive after the end of EA's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2007.

During the same call, Jenson also confirmed that several sequels to EA's most important franchises are in the works. "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title," said Jenson, meaning the game would hit stores before April 2009. The executive also confirmed that the Sims franchises will also be coming to two next-generation platforms--the Wii and the PlayStation 3."

EDIT: Note to self, read second page of threads.

EDIT2: How couldn't you tell or at the least guess from that picture that the Sims 3 was coming out? It says "Sims 3", and it says "Megapublisher announces several new games". And don't tell me it was hard to click that one little link - that you're going to be lazy about clicking links on the internet. ::)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Chickenman297 on November 03, 2006, 03:50:00 pm
EDIT2: How couldn't you tell or at the least guess from that picture that the Sims 3 was coming out? It says "Sims 3", and it says "Megapublisher announces several new games". And don't tell me it was hard to click that one little link - that you're going to be lazy about clicking links on the internet. ::)
I was asking for help and I got trounced lol.  Nothing new for me.  It's incredible that people couldn't say something like "Click on the bit that says 'Sims 3, Wii/PS3 Sims.. blah, blah' and it will be there".  I don't think it was a case of lazyness, just a case of someone who doesn't frequent that site.  Is that a crime?

Anyway, I found it FINALLY.  I may look stupid now, but I get paid to look stupid anyway :P

Thanks for going easy on me Daxx ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Celdur on November 03, 2006, 05:53:01 pm
so no 1000000 expansions?
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: SmileyMan on November 03, 2006, 06:03:22 pm
So Will is now working on 2 game projects and his robots?  :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!
Post by: PatMan33 on November 03, 2006, 06:34:03 pm
Who the hell cares about The Sims 3.

It is all about Sim City. Don't let them fool you! The Sims 3 is really just the same game as the other ones!
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!
Post by: SmileyMan on November 03, 2006, 07:00:57 pm
Who the hell cares about The Sims 3.


Hot chicks.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 03, 2006, 07:07:09 pm
Oh yeah, I am really looking forward to the new SimCity as well. I have gotten back to SimCity 4 recently, and I'm having a great time with it.

Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Brutus on November 04, 2006, 12:36:08 am
what the hell? Sims 3,

The Horse is Dead, please stop beating it!!

i am talking to you EA!!
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on November 04, 2006, 12:37:05 am
If you didn't realize that you were being fooled when the first Sims 2 expansion came out then you are an idiot.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Brutus on November 04, 2006, 12:56:16 am
i hope this gets canccelled


personally, i hated the sims, i thought it was an appauling game, all it led to was people trying to re-create their lives with lower resolution, all they create is a pathetic world in which they so bothered about their digital counter parts staying up late they don't realise its 3:00 AM and they have just wasted half their childhood watching themselves.

why do people think its fun to watch themselves go to the toilet, going to the toilet is a boring act unless you watch a your digital self do it, then you must decide what kind of toilet they get, the more expensive ones have seat warmers in, they're a must have!


oh an you can watch the static faced man on the screen learn to play "flight of the bumblebees" on piano and have fights with other static faced mongoloids,

i remember a Will Wright talk in which he talked about how they made parts of the sims rubbish and despite that people loved it.

such as their faces not moving, even though their faces didn't move, if you asked people they would say the faces did move but they didn't!! wow! also i do not think the jargon the sims yell at each other constitutes a conversation.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Interitus on November 04, 2006, 01:13:19 am
This is getting annoying. I really with they could wait longer before releasing another version.  I really hope Spore doesn't follow this model.


As for Sim City 4 unless they do a 360 on some features and bring back Sim City 2000 style gameplay, I'm not looking forward to it. Sim City 4 was such a dissapointment.

Oh I have a better idea, why don't they go back to making original titles, no rehashes of the same thing. Who remember SimAnt? SimFarm? SimTower? etc.. start making those types of games again, that would be a nice sign that Maxis hasn't completely been crushed by EA's will.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: PatMan33 on November 04, 2006, 01:15:02 am
A third party is doing something with SimTower...

It will probably suck.


I am still waiting for Sim Copter 2 and Streets of Sim City 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: LadyM on November 03, 2006, 01:23:06 pm
You know what bothers me? Chickenman made a comment and asked a question and he received a sarcastic answer from three different people. Thats disappointing to me that our members couldn't just give him an answer or a link to the information. He knows very well that Maxis is owned by EA, he has several featured lots on the Sims2 website. There have been rumors before about Sims3 that turned out to be false, hence his questions. I would be skeptical too.

I'd like the sarcastic comments and rudeness to stop. I've been seeing more of it lately and there is no point in being that way, just be helpful and do it nicely. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: gec05 on November 03, 2006, 01:39:04 pm
The only thing that would make this game awesome is if it made fun of itself...
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Daxx on November 03, 2006, 02:30:48 pm
personally, i hated the sims, i thought it was an appauling game, all it led to was people trying to re-create their lives with lower resolution, all they create is a pathetic world in which they so bothered about their digital counter parts staying up late they don't realise its 3:00 AM and they have just wasted half their childhood watching themselves.

why do people think its fun to watch themselves go to the toilet, going to the toilet is a boring act unless you watch a your digital self do it, then you must decide what kind of toilet they get, the more expensive ones have seat warmers in, they're a must have!

This must be the third time I've pointed this out in various threads, so instead of repeating myself I'll just quote myself.

You, sir, have utterly missed the point. It's not designed for people like you, it's designed for the sort of people who like that sort of game.

To quote from Richard Bartle, there are four types activity that people enjoy when they play MUDs - achievement within the game context, exploration of the game, socializing [sic] with others, and imposition on others. Naturally these areas cross over and players may drift through all four, but most players tend to emphasise one activity over the others.

The general point is that not everyone likes Counterstrike, just as not everyone likes Age of Empires. They're different games, designed for different people. It's apparent that you're not the sort of person The Sims is designed for, but that does not make it a bad game. You != World.
Stop complaining about a game that you don't like because you can't understand why other people might like it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Bastardman on November 03, 2006, 03:15:41 pm
So no one is entitled to state that they dislike a game for whatever reason? I could just as easily use the opposite argument. Just because you like a game does not mean everyone has to. You != World.

personally, i hated the sims...
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Brutus on November 04, 2006, 01:55:58 am
i do not think Me = World or anything. just read bastardmans post,

i can understand why people like all of the games i don't like, it's just the sims, i do not see the big deal, it is not very exiting, Nor is it a challenge, it's just someone, watching themselves.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Daxx on November 04, 2006, 03:55:59 am
So no one is entitled to state that they dislike a game for whatever reason? I could just as easily use the opposite argument. Just because you like a game does not mean everyone has to. You != World.

personally, i hated the sims...

He starts by saying personally, but then his whole post just devolves into an attack on the game. You can tell he's crossed the line between stating his opinion and serious miscomprehension of the game itself where he posts:

why do people think its fun to watch themselves go to the toilet, going to the toilet is a boring act unless you watch a your digital self do it, then you must decide what kind of toilet they get, the more expensive ones have seat warmers in, they're a must have!

oh an you can watch the static faced man on the screen learn to play "flight of the bumblebees" on piano and have fights with other static faced mongoloids,

such as their faces not moving, even though their faces didn't move, if you asked people they would say the faces did move but they didn't!! wow! also i do not think the jargon the sims yell at each other constitutes a conversation.

Also, it's important to note that I at no point said I liked the game, only pointed out that his rant was largely groundless. So sorry, you fail at turning people's own arguments against them. ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Brutus on November 04, 2006, 05:06:43 am
what is the problem here?i have played the sims and several expansion packs, i know what it's like and i said my opinion based my gameplay expieriences not assumptions or guesses, i simply said my opinion,  i said it was my opinion and i did not say anyone else should feel the same way as me, 

could you please move on.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 04, 2006, 10:30:52 am
Let's just end the argument and move on...

Different people like different games.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Didero on November 04, 2006, 10:42:50 am
What could they add to The Sims 2? I haven't played The Sims 2 that much, but it seems pretty complete to me, what could they have to add to it that warrants a 3rd game?
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 04, 2006, 10:47:37 am
They have 3 years to come up with something you know.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Bastardman on November 04, 2006, 10:57:56 am
There's plenty they could improve. As much of an emphasis as the Sims 2 placed on customisability, it wasn't really that accessible. I mean, in order to even slightly change someone's hair colour, you had to fire up Body Shop, export a ton of textures, realise you didn't have any idea what you were doing, Google it, find out which textures you were meant to edit, root through the directory with Photoshop, and recolour them all individually before refreshing in Body Shop and saving.

And even THEN you'd probably end up with a Sim that had brown hair and blond eyebrows unless you went and downloaded SimPE.

But the things I want them to add to the Sims will probably never make it in. Things would be so much more interesting if I could have one Sim stab another to death, or poison them. And why are there no drug addict Sims, or alcoholics?

My main issue with the Sims series was always that it was too squeaky clean, too wholesome.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Didero on November 04, 2006, 11:03:39 am
They have 3 years to come up with something you know.
I don't think they first announce the game, and then start thinking what to put in the game. I think they've already thought of something new to add, or at least a new engine to use, before they announced The Sims 3. But what could that be?

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.:
There's plenty they could improve. As much of an emphasis as the Sims 2 placed on customisability, it wasn't really that accessible. I mean, in order to even slightly change someone's hair colour, you had to fire up Body Shop, export a ton of textures, realise you didn't have any idea what you were doing, Google it, find out which textures you were meant to edit, root through the directory with Photoshop, and recolour them all individually before refreshing in Body Shop and saving.

And even THEN you'd probably end up with a Sim that had brown hair and blond eyebrows unless you went and downloaded SimPE.

But the things I want them to add to the Sims will probably never make it in. Things would be so much more interesting if I could have one Sim stab another to death, or poison them. And why are there no drug addict Sims, or alcoholics?

My main issue with the Sims series was always that it was too squeaky clean, too wholesome.

But improving the customisability alone could be done with an expansion pack (The Sims 2: Plastic Surgery  :D), they wouldn't make an entire new version for that.

And adding the violence would increase the rating of The Sims, which would cost customers, so EA probably isn't going to do that.
They might make The Sims 3 more moddable though, but I don't know how easy it is to mod The Sims 1 and 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Bastardman on November 04, 2006, 11:10:15 am
There's plenty they could improve. As much of an emphasis as the Sims 2 placed on customisability, it wasn't really that accessible. I mean, in order to even slightly change someone's hair colour, you had to fire up Body Shop, export a ton of textures, realise you didn't have any idea what you were doing, Google it, find out which textures you were meant to edit, root through the directory with Photoshop, and recolour them all individually before refreshing in Body Shop and saving.

And even THEN you'd probably end up with a Sim that had brown hair and blond eyebrows unless you went and downloaded SimPE.

But the things I want them to add to the Sims will probably never make it in. Things would be so much more interesting if I could have one Sim stab another to death, or poison them. And why are there no drug addict Sims, or alcoholics?

My main issue with the Sims series was always that it was too squeaky clean, too wholesome.

But improving the customisability alone could be done with an expansion pack (The Sims 2: Plastic Surgery  :D), they wouldn't make an entire new version for that.

And adding the violence would increase the rating of The Sims, which would cost customers, so EA probably isn't going to do that.
They might make The Sims 3 more moddable though, but I don't know how easy it is to mod The Sims 1 and 2.
Actually, between that and an obvious graphics upgrade, I think they'd have more than enough to get people to actually buy the Sims 3. We're not exactly talking about hardcore gamers here.
There's obviously other stuff they could change too. I mean, they added aging in the Sims 2. The obvious place to go from there would be making it gradual, so you don't go suddenly from child to teen, from teen to adult, etc. When your Sim started to get old, they could gradually develop gray hair. Perhaps even have to buy hair dye.  :P

And I realise they'll never do that. Notice where I say "the things I want them to add to the Sims will probably never make it in."  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Interitus on November 04, 2006, 11:15:14 am
That's going to be the biggest problem with the sims 3.  The Sims franchise lives off young gamers and female gamers. Many already have a hard time running the Sims 2. or Upgraded their computer just for that fact.  If they take another leap in graphics they are going to have many unhappy simmers.  These aren't hardcore gamers, they don't have the expensive rigs. Many just have basic store bought computers.

Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Piloteer on November 04, 2006, 12:47:59 pm
The good part about The Sims series, however, is that it is fairly flexible as far as hardware goes. Sure, you may not be able to run the game anywhere near maximum, but you can still run the game smoothly with a low-end PC, despite the need to crank down the settings.

Besides, the game will likely be out sometime in 2008 (according to the report) so the game is still a ways off.

One major change I would like to see in The Sims 3 is better and easier customization. Part of the reason the original Sims was such a success was because almost anybody could make their own skins, paints, and objects for sharing and use in the game world. The Sims 2 made it easier for people to make their own custom skins and wall textures, but the ability to create and download your own objects has been all but removed. Allowing better object customization would be a huge plus for me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: gec05 on March 05, 2008, 02:12:10 pm
Looks like an official teaser site is now up and we might expect the first bits of info coming on the 19th.

http://thesims3.ea.com/ (http://thesims3.ea.com/)

That plumbob looks pretty juicy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: Kishmond on March 05, 2008, 02:26:26 pm
Ah, the Sims 2 is enough for me.

PS- the 19th is my birthday.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: 762 on March 05, 2008, 02:34:25 pm
It'll be interesting to see how the justify it.

Unless there are some dramatic improvements, it doesn't seem like a lot of gamers will forgo the hundreds they spent on The Sims 2 and all the expansions to start with the vanilla version of a game that is slightly better than the vanilla version of the previous.
Title: Re: The Sims 3!!!!!11ONE!!!!!
Post by: gec05 on March 05, 2008, 02:42:51 pm
I think I'll sit and wait on this myself, even after it's released. But interesting to watch how far they evolve it from the Sims 2, though I can't see how they can go any farther.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on March 05, 2008, 03:46:07 pm
Your sim can play The sims 3 in the latest expansion of the sims 2 freetime.... It kinda hints what might be in the game.
You will now live in a town with more communal buildings like a town hall instead of this empty neighborhood and that you will be able to visit other lots and choose what the sim should wear from shoes to hats...

Well I'm not sure if this will actually be in or if it will even look like that. But that are some of the stuff they show in the small "gameplay" video while your sim is playing the sims 3 in Freetime...

PS. sorry if this has already been mention earlier in the thread.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: ilikesanta on March 06, 2008, 02:11:01 pm
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3166813

here is some info on the game, but it's mostly a teaser to my the new GFW hitting newsstands now. So someone buy it and spill the beans about it here.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on March 06, 2008, 02:45:55 pm
I guess I was right about most of the stuff I said in my lateast reply
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on March 06, 2008, 06:38:31 pm
Wow, that all looks pretty.... well, it looks pretty dam awesome tbh.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Jagon on March 06, 2008, 07:39:45 pm
for those thinking the game will be the same as The Sims 2, i think you have nothing to worry about. this game isn't coming out for another couple of years. this means by the minimum it will have way better graphics.

lets see what march 19 has in store
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on March 06, 2008, 07:40:28 pm
Yes this game seems much better than what I expected. It is more along the lines of what I wanted from The Sims 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 06, 2008, 09:45:43 pm
Yay, no more extensive mood maintenance. :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 07, 2008, 01:18:35 pm
Sigh, more expansions to buy all over again.

Oh well, lets hope it's good.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: darkstar on March 07, 2008, 01:59:38 pm
hmm... I'm not sure if I'll get this game... I really liked the first two sims games, but I was more of the builder-type of player, where I sat around making buildings and such, but with spore and its editors coming out this september I may pass this sims game up...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 07, 2008, 02:13:21 pm
Oh man, are there any proper high quality screenshots yet? I can barely make out that cover.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 762 on March 07, 2008, 07:47:26 pm
http://www.simtimes.de/specials/freizeitspass_event/diesims3/

There's the video

It looks like you won't be restricted to a 90-degree grid system anymore, which is certainly a good thing. Maybe now they'll let me put more than one letter on a table?

EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on March 07, 2008, 09:03:16 pm
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Really badly.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: B.A.S. on March 07, 2008, 09:31:02 pm
Maybe the plot will be that some dads kid traps him in the game and controls him...*Fail*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 07, 2008, 09:37:02 pm
My best guess is that it involves some sort of plot that revolves around a group of people who later discover their entire life was a game and they are just Sims.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 07, 2008, 10:12:29 pm
I think it is a good concept, just the fact they are saying that they're basing it off the sims is phail. If they just said "This movie is a bout people who find out they are in a simulation" it would be better, then people could say "Wow, this reminds me of the sims." That's beter then people saying "WTF?! A movie off the sims!?"
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 07, 2008, 10:40:07 pm
http://www.simtimes.de/specials/freizeitspass_event/diesims3/
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Well, at lest they wont have to translate it into other language's
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 08, 2008, 02:17:57 am
Apparently that movie was canceled months ago. I forget where I heard it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Arachoid on March 09, 2008, 12:17:54 pm
Sims 3?! I don't even have Sims 2 yet! Whadda I do?!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on March 09, 2008, 12:58:22 pm
Sims 3?! I don't even have Sims 2 yet! Whadda I do?!

Skip 2 and save tons of money :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Martham112 on March 09, 2008, 01:00:42 pm
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Really badly.

Well the Animal Crossing Movie worked really well. Sure it's not English, but you can find it on Youtube with subtitles.

Here's the first part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXF4zWClv6k
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bellum on March 09, 2008, 01:04:36 pm
*shrug*

Releasing official TS machinima doesn't sound like that bad an idea.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 10, 2008, 12:16:42 pm
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Really badly.

Well the Animal Crossing Movie worked really well. Sure it's not English, but you can find it on Youtube with subtitles.

Here's the first part.
*AC movie*

 :o

Yay Animal crossing!
I can't wait for the next one.  ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on March 10, 2008, 12:29:50 pm
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Really badly.

Well the Animal Crossing Movie worked really well. Sure it's not English, but you can find it on Youtube with subtitles.

Here's the first part.
*AC movie*

 :o

Yay Animal crossing!
I can't wait for the next one.  ;D

its basicly watching someone play the game...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 10, 2008, 04:29:34 pm
EDIT: I also found that they're planning a feature-length film of The Sims? How's that gonna work?

Really badly.

Well the Animal Crossing Movie worked really well. Sure it's not English, but you can find it on Youtube with subtitles.

Here's the first part.
*AC movie*

 :o

Yay Animal crossing!
I can't wait for the next one.  ;D

its basicly watching someone play the game...

I meant the video game *hit*

I haven't watched the movie.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Markonite2 on March 11, 2008, 09:42:48 pm
It would be cool if they added the object editor from My Sims. They could even use the spore editor to make the game super-D-duper customizable.
I would love to build my Sim's furniture from scratch parts like with the spore editors. I usually don't like cloning my life into the sims like previously mentioned,
but seriously, there is some pretty crappy furniture in the sims games. Most of it doesn't even match in material or color scheme. I've seen better furniture at K-mart on clearance!

BTW, games can always get better. I would prefer them upgrading my favorite games with sequels then just releasing lots and lots of new games that are just FPS clones anyways...

Creativity in gaming is getting harder and harder with all of these new ideas being tried. Sometimes it truly takes a visionary person like Will Wright to do the creativizing for me.

Along the lines of improvements...
PATH FINDING SKILL INCREASE!!! ;D
I don't care if my sims have to gain Pathfinding Skill Points! Make their paths at least make sense!
Better physics/graphics will always help a simulation game seem more appealing.

That's all for now folks please discuss...

(Ideas in the above post are my opinion only. If you dissagree please do not insult me; I barely post as it is.)
P.S. - Sorry about the post length.  :-[
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 12, 2008, 11:54:51 am
Remember that magazine with all the sims 3 info?

I took the liberty of finding the scanned hi res pages, neatly organizing them, then zipping em up in a little baggy for download.

PM me for linkage. It's amazing! So many damn screenies it's like every day is March 19th! :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Oviraptor on March 12, 2008, 12:27:34 pm
You can post them on the forum, so long as you follow this:

Regarding magazine scan images:

Quote from: Steve
It can be allowed as long as we don’t post them directly, host them or show them. Link them from a 3rd party.

In other words, post a link to them, not put them in [IMG] tags.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 12, 2008, 01:20:00 pm
Fine, they are in a RAR file -

Link. (http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=36810)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 12, 2008, 02:39:51 pm
Ha, they actually have fat people this time  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on March 12, 2008, 03:15:45 pm
Fine, they are in a RAR file -

Link. (http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=36810)

Enjoy!

I can't open it :(, it says the filetype is "file" for some reason...and not ".rar"...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 12, 2008, 03:19:49 pm
You have 7zip or WinRAR right?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on March 12, 2008, 03:24:23 pm
Right click the file and open it with WinRAR, it will work.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on March 12, 2008, 04:48:02 pm
That was an awesome article :D , and great scans ^^

The only thing I wanna know about The sims 3 now is if there will be any creatures, like in Sims 2 you could make aliens,werwolves,zombies...etc
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Tonya on March 12, 2008, 06:37:21 pm
Out of all the things I've heard about The Sims 3 so far, I'm most interested in the Traits. Since there are 80 or so, and we can only choose five for each Sim, and there are two different types of Traits (those that apply to the 'strategic' elements of the game, like how Genius, for example, helps you learn skills faster, and those that determine personality, such as Brave or Paranoid), I'm wondering, if we choose all strategic-based Traits, what will determine that Sim's personality. If anything. And I'm also really hoping for a Situational Trait, so the Sim will have completely off-the-wall reactions to everything.

I also really hope they don't make the file sizes too big this time around - in The Sims 2, the file sizes for downloadable content took up a lot of space. Along those lines, I hope it will be a lot easier to create new, really bizarre clothing, and whacked out hair. I mean, I want to be able to create a Sim that greatly resembles someone as eccentric-looking as this (http://www.freewebs.com/pokemon_sanction_diamondpearl/Mars.bmp) with relative ease, or at least no need to be an expert in 3-D modeling programs.

Hmm...the creatures. I haven't had much experience with them, since the only expansion pack I bought was Seasons, but I do like the idea of werewolves and aliens, so long as they're not just another Sim with an altered appearance and a couple of exclusive social options.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on March 14, 2008, 02:05:10 am
Well, I got The Sims 2 and enjoyed it for about a month. That's about typical for me.
I wasn't very big on it.

I might give this one a shot when it comes out. What the hell.
Basically for the same reason I got The Sims 2.

Thanks for the scans too. I'm about sold; I just want a little bit more info first.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on March 14, 2008, 04:40:43 pm
I knew that they would make body mass variable, but that doesn't make me any less thankful.

It looks like they're correcting such things that they didn't in the first two. Good thing.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pinstar on March 15, 2008, 10:48:01 am
This'll be an interesting incarnation to try and write a challenge for.

It almost sounds like they are taking an MMO-esque approach. The temporary moods being like buffs and debuffs.

Given the limited knowledge we have, I'm pretty optimistic that this new direction will be an improvment.

I draw on FFXII as a source. They eliminated the tried and true menu-based combat in favor of replacing it with an MMO style active-combat system. The result was, IMHO, an improvment.

I think the Sims 3 will follow the same thing.

I just hope they don't make it too much like the console versions of the Sims, where it becomes too linear and limited. Given the openness of the worlds, I doubt that will be a problem.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 15, 2008, 11:35:21 am
Well, my sister has freetime and now every single sim in the household is plaaying Sims 3, except for me who I demanded play Spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 15, 2008, 01:27:09 pm
More magazines with more info, plus that magazine I posted online. (http://www.infinitesims.com/content/view/931/797/)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Tonya on March 15, 2008, 01:34:58 pm
Apparently the French magazine clarified about aging and stuff. Everything is gradual, and how a Sim ages will depend on the personality and history of the Sim. Sims learn to be wary of things that hurt them, too. If they're really bad at cooking, and they burn their food alot, they might refuse to make dinner because they're scared of burning the food.

I hope the Inappropriate Trait will make a Sim say the wrong thing, but not in a rude or mean way. That got me thinking, if a Sim has enough bad conversations with people, would that make them not want to talk to anyone? If someone tried to talk to them, would they cut off the conversation and walk away? Gah, I wish it was the 19th. I want to know more...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on March 15, 2008, 02:39:10 pm
Hm... i just hope the sims are more realistic... I mean.... i want my sim to do things that make HIM happy, not the things that get him happiest the fastest, i dont want a nerd playing basketball because it gives more +fun than reading... That was my biggest beef with TS2, i never really found any point of getting a big house because if i could fit the most +10 items in one room, why bother?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on March 15, 2008, 04:08:16 pm
Can someone upload the file somewhere else?  The download doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 15, 2008, 04:35:02 pm
Just look at the magazine online on that link I just gave you.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gil on March 19, 2008, 05:12:19 am
first official the sims 3 screenshots (http://www.thesims3uk.co.uk/photogallery.php?album_id=3).

(http://www.thesims3uk.co.uk/images/photoalbum/album_3/sims3pcscrn05wm_t2.jpg)

via SIMphoni.net (http://www.simphoni.net/2008/03/first-official-screenshots-sims-3-released/)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on March 19, 2008, 10:14:05 am
Um... so... the Sims 3 website is up..... and it all looks pretty great....
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gil on March 19, 2008, 11:09:35 am
The graphics aren't that good yet(looks like TS2), but the new features sound great.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Sylvos on March 19, 2008, 11:39:16 am
You know, while I too am excited about a new Sims title, in my opinions EA's pre-release screenshots, statements and descriptions almost always portray a big and dreamy concept which is actually not what their final product is really going to be. Especially in case of sequels. I hope being a Maxis product, means that Sims 3 is not going to be the same.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pinstar on March 19, 2008, 01:40:35 pm
Meh, the site is down now. Probably everbody trying to visit it at the same time.


I was thinking about one time paradox that wasn't addressed by the 1up article. I cheer at the idea of having the whole world age and change with you, where nobody is frozen in stasis. Bravo!

That works on every level except one, and I'm curious to see how they'll address it.
One of the more charming aspects of the Sims series was the ability to create Sims and then later meet your own creations randomly when you were playing another game. The idea of 1 save file dropping over to another save file for coffee and dessert was pretty cool.

I'm going to assume that A: You can make more than one Sim in the same neighborhood and B: Those Sims can interact if they happen to bump into one another. The paradox hits when you have two player-sims and play one of them for an extensive time while leaving the other alone.

If  your other player Sim gets swept up in the time stream, you might suddenly find the other Sim instantly keel over from old age when you finally come back to them, and thats not too fun if you want to have multiple projects going at the same time.

On the other hand, if your other player Sims are immune to the march of time and remain their same age, Sims 2 style, you will also find a little blip of awkwardness when you go back to play them. Suddenly all of their friends have died of old age and your Sim is crippled by 10 "death of a friend" moodlets a the same time. Or maybe they were engaged when you stopped playing them and when you resume they find their future mate dead.

Either way, the time flux is going to do some odd things, as something is going to be awkward, unless they remove assumptions A and B, which is its own dissapointment.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on March 19, 2008, 06:34:33 pm
Well, Sims2 had different Neighborhoods, so that could fix that.

You just wouldn't run into them
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on March 19, 2008, 11:17:08 pm
Im sure they would have a cheat of some sort that would stop others from aging like in TS2
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 19, 2008, 11:23:55 pm
I noticed it today and I was very disappointed that they did not use "rig block" techniques like in Spore for the Sims 3. Just think if they made Sims 3 furniture, buildings and other feature using the "rig blocks" of Spore! Oh well maybe in Sims 4.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Jagon on March 20, 2008, 01:23:59 am
wow i havent been this excited for a game since Spore

 ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 20, 2008, 10:55:57 am
I noticed it today and I was very disappointed that they did not use "rig block" techniques like in Spore for the Sims 3. Just think if they made Sims 3 furniture, buildings and other feature using the "rig blocks" of Spore! Oh well maybe in Sims 4.

They really didn't say anything about how you interface with creating a Sim. Something we may have yet to see. But I agree, rigging a face with pulleys and knobs is better than using offset sliders. Still, it might be difficult for them to figure out how they're going to fit all those blocks into a face with that much detail.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: The Time Traveller on March 20, 2008, 11:21:09 am
I say they cancel the Sims 3.  It will take people away from Spore who could make interesting content for the people who do play it.  Heck, stop production of every FPS that doesn't do anything new graphics-wise so that they'll go to Spore and make dark/realistic content.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 20, 2008, 12:50:46 pm
Are you being serious?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 20, 2008, 12:57:04 pm
TTT's posts are the spawn of the devil.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on March 20, 2008, 12:58:35 pm
I don't think there's any mental process between his initial thought and the post button.

And those Spore morphs would be difficult to implement on a face.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pinstar on March 20, 2008, 04:44:59 pm
I say they cancel the Sims 3.  It will take people away from Spore who could make interesting content for the people who do play it.  Heck, stop production of every FPS that doesn't do anything new graphics-wise so that they'll go to Spore and make dark/realistic content.

Have you ever heard of the guns vs. butter theory of economic capacity? I'm thinking it applies to player bases in this case too.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 20, 2008, 04:47:24 pm
Take away people from Spore? How are they loosing players when they're both from the same company?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 21, 2008, 01:26:58 am
I noticed it today and I was very disappointed that they did not use "rig block" techniques like in Spore for the Sims 3. Just think if they made Sims 3 furniture, buildings and other feature using the "rig blocks" of Spore! Oh well maybe in Sims 4.

They really didn't say anything about how you interface with creating a Sim. Something we may have yet to see. But I agree, rigging a face with pulleys and knobs is better than using offset sliders. Still, it might be difficult for them to figure out how they're going to fit all those blocks into a face with that much detail.

Not for the Sims themselves but the objects and homes. I am talking more on the vehicle and building editors of spore more than the creature editor.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Arachoid on March 21, 2008, 03:56:39 pm
I noticed it today and I was very disappointed that they did not use "rig block" techniques like in Spore for the Sims 3. Just think if they made Sims 3 furniture, buildings and other feature using the "rig blocks" of Spore! Oh well maybe in Sims 4.

They really didn't say anything about how you interface with creating a Sim. Something we may have yet to see. But I agree, rigging a face with pulleys and knobs is better than using offset sliders. Still, it might be difficult for them to figure out how they're going to fit all those blocks into a face with that much detail.

Not for the Sims themselves but the objects and homes. I am talking more on the vehicle and building editors of spore more than the creature editor.

Umm... Aren't all of the editors the same, except for different parts? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I coulda sworn I read that somewhere.

My heart aches knowing that a 1.9 GHz dual-core will probably never play this game, but I'm probably still going to buy it, even I will only be able to play it at my dad's.

And then of course Sims 3 was announced just a few days before I got Sims 2. I think. Either way, Sims 3 was announced without me knowing when I bought Sims 3, which seems to be the case when I buy games. I bought DoW a few days before Soulstorm was announced if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 24, 2008, 07:57:31 pm
If you have the Sims 2 now, don't bother with expansions. Wait until TS3 comes out. They'll most likely release a TS2 compilation afterwards.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 25, 2008, 02:37:05 am
If you have the Sims 2 now, don't bother with expansions. Wait until TS3 comes out. They'll most likely release a TS2 compilation afterwards.

They have already done that a few times already.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: SBD on March 25, 2008, 04:39:26 am
But not a set with Sims 2, every exp pack and every stuff pack.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 25, 2008, 06:05:15 am
But not a set with Sims 2, every exp pack and every stuff pack.

True but they have had combo packs with the main game plis nightlife and i think a stuff pack. Also they did a holiday version with holiday stuff and the base game.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on March 25, 2008, 07:12:41 am
It's still worth the wait to save a large sum of money.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 06:16:48 am
Sims3... everyone must buy this game. Ready why here. (http://ladympire.com/?p=347)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 06:24:50 am
Sims3... everyone must buy this game. Ready why here. (http://ladympire.com/?p=347)

Wow Mydal, a lot of sim fans would kill to be an npc...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on April 01, 2008, 07:57:25 am
I'll believe you tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 08:10:31 am
I'll believe you tomorrow. :)

That gave me a case of the chuckles.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 01, 2008, 09:19:04 am
how can i post pictures? because i got a Games for WIndows Magazine with alot of info on sims 3 and i could scan and post the article for those who havent seen it :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on April 01, 2008, 09:20:46 am
I've posted it twice, online and for download. The scans are already all over the intersphere.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 01, 2008, 09:23:00 am
i cant be helpful :'(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on April 01, 2008, 09:24:09 am
Um...

*Hands gun*

Go to EA and get us more information. There's a good boy!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 01, 2008, 04:44:00 pm
im helping! :D
*leaves to threaten EA for info only to get sent to life in prison where i escape by squeezing through the pluming of my cell's toilet with my cell mate who takes my car as soon as we escape and leaves me to walk home where i was abducted by aliens and was later left to wander through the desert for 4 whole days until a trucker finds me beside the road and gives me a ride home to the east only until he was pulled over by the police for the illegal smuggling of umbrellas to america from beijing so i escaped and wound up in California somehow where i then got a taxi ride across the US but then it blew in massachusetts and i crawled from the twisted wreckage for 18 days and am back here now*

just a normal day

*police break down door and bring me back to life in prison*



i admit i got a little out of hand there :-[
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PikMini on April 02, 2008, 06:15:28 pm
Internet lacks Sims 3!

....

..
*RAGHAGHGAHGAGHHHHHH*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on April 03, 2008, 11:50:53 am
Let's raid EA HQ and fetch us some more Sims 3 info and while we're at it we might aswell steal Spore from them ^^

So...Time? Place?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 762 on April 03, 2008, 05:16:33 pm
You guys remember that big game companies read game boards to improve design and get user feedback?

You know how retarded you guys look, threating to commit heinous acts of violence in order to get a sneak peak at a video game?

Not be a jerk, but come on...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on April 03, 2008, 05:46:15 pm
Who are you kidding? They're all joking you know.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 762 on April 03, 2008, 05:48:38 pm
I know it's all jokes, but the fact that the jokes are being made is a bit ridiculous in itself. It seems to say "It is my God-given right to have this information, EA, and you are an evil institution for trying to take away my basic human rights." Which is a very silly thing to think.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Arachoid on April 03, 2008, 06:38:03 pm
So joking and sarcasm is... Retarded?

...

I fail to see your logic.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PikMini on April 03, 2008, 06:58:11 pm
You guys remember that big game companies read game boards to improve design and get user feedback?

You know how retarded you guys look, threating to commit heinous acts of violence in order to get a sneak peak at a video game?

Not be a jerk, but come on...

So they read what we type?

i doubt it..
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 762 on April 03, 2008, 07:13:28 pm
Pikmini, I know you don't remember this, but they do read the forums. From the Spore forum a while ago:

I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

And yes, if you look in that thread there is proof that it's actually Will Wright of Maxis.

So joking and sarcasm is... Retarded?

Not the fact that you are joking, but the content of the jokes. I'm not going to argue with people who refuse to try to see my point, so I'll just say them and then vanish until (if) someone says that they can at least understand where I'm coming from.

1. It is a ridiculous notion that new screenshots from a video game are something that you have a right to have. People fight and kill for rights, not for a new article on The Sims. I know it's a joke, I know that you don't actually have murderous intentions, but there's some truth to every joke. It says to me that most of you believe that EA should cater to what you want, rather than to their bottom line. ;)

2. I'm tired of people making EA out to be an evil empire. Every time Spore was delayed, or they took something out of it, everyone got on the OMG EA IS EVAL bandwagon. EA is a business making a profit, much the same way that the companies that your moms, dads, and yourselves work at to make money to buy a computer and internet access. You guys seem to think there's a madman in a volcano stroking a white cat, while his top advisers are tied up in chains begging for him to release new info, while he shouts "NO! NO! NO!" for no reason at all. :D There is a carefully placed marketing strategy to get more money. Ultimately, that's what business is about, and it's what's paying the salaries of the thousands of people who work there. It's not evil. :)

Again, I'm not trying to be insulting and I know I came off as crass (I was frustrated at the time of writing my first post, but I'm calm again) and I hope I didn't offend anyone. :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 04, 2008, 03:36:00 am
Pikmini, I know you don't remember this, but they do read the forums. From the Spore forum a while ago:

I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

And yes, if you look in that thread there is proof that it's actually Will Wright of Maxis.


Thats a nice quote two years ago.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on April 04, 2008, 05:38:20 am
Actually Maxis people were on yesterday reading the forum, they do still read it on a regular basis, including the Sim stuff.

Back on topic please.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on April 04, 2008, 05:44:24 am
yeah everytime someone reminds me of that i feel watched >_>

at least they dont know where i live...right?...RIGHT? <_<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on April 04, 2008, 08:49:58 am
yeah everytime someone reminds me of that i feel watched >_>

at least they dont know where i live...right?...RIGHT? <_<

I do, but not the Maxis people. They're too busy picking their noses.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PikMini on April 04, 2008, 05:52:33 pm
Pikmini, I know you don't remember this, but they do read the forums. From the Spore forum a while ago:

I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

And yes, if you look in that thread there is proof that it's actually Will Wright of Maxis.
That was 2 years ago :/

Anyways, which should they delay and which should they make into an uber game?
I think sims 3 should be delayed until 09 or who cares, and let everyone only work on spore :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on April 06, 2008, 01:09:27 pm
Actually Maxis people were on yesterday reading the forum, they do still read it on a regular basis, including the Sim stuff.

Back on topic please.

Can you SEE when they are on!?  :o
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on April 06, 2008, 04:17:53 pm
Actually Maxis people were on yesterday reading the forum, they do still read it on a regular basis, including the Sim stuff.

Back on topic please.

Can you SEE when they are on!?  :o

Well, LadyM being a Moderator and news poster (I'm pretty sure I've seen her post news at least once), probably knows who in the forums is from Maxis, and since you can see when members are on... do the maths.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on April 06, 2008, 06:09:12 pm
I do know. :D I know lots of stuff. :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LuceroJuarez on April 21, 2008, 02:09:14 pm
The concept of The Sims has always appealed to me, but the execution of it, specifically the way they handle 'needs and desires,' has always destroyed any of my excitement for it. This sounds like it could do away with all of my grievances with the series, so I'm hoping it does well.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celtic Tiger on April 21, 2008, 08:33:10 pm
I'm that guy that when handed the bool_prop cheat, didn't unlock everything in the game and uninstall it. I used it to make great story's! I hope that for the Sims 3, they don't change too much..... I mean, the whole, open-world thing might be a big change, what if I want to concentrate on Joe Blogs and there's a fire down the street? Will he run off? Actually, that could be cool....
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Little on April 21, 2008, 09:16:34 pm
I do know. :D I know lots of stuff. :D

Wait, somebody from Maxis could be a troll, trolling the place where the fans of Spore talk for fun!

Conspiracy theories, start your engines!

I didn't bother getting the Sims 2, I might get the new one if it is open world, as I've always wanted it to be open world.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PikMini on April 23, 2008, 06:55:52 pm
My sim is going to look like a pirate and he will play xbox 360 all day long, and i will lock him in a cellar, giving him a new refridgerator now and then...


Ohhhh yeah :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on April 23, 2008, 08:32:03 pm
I hope for Sims 3 that they tweak the Business Pack a bit. That's probably my favorite cause it changes up so many things, but it always seems too hard to actually run the business...
I was also thinking that what they really need is the ability for multiple people to live on the same plot, but you only control one 'group' or something similar so that you can create Apartment buildings (i know you could do this with University in the dorms, but they should extend it for your sims entire life). Then you could have small-scale cities and you could rent small areas for less money to set up your shops. That would be much cooler...

I have this one neighborhood where the sims aren't allowed to buy things from the buying menu, but must travel to the Shopping Village area in order to get the things they need. So when my one guy needed a better bed he had to go shopping in order to get it. It really added a sense of reality to the game instead of it appearing from the air. Man this is a great game!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Interitus on April 23, 2008, 10:47:21 pm
Actually Maxis people were on yesterday reading the forum, they do still read it on a regular basis, including the Sim stuff.

Back on topic please.

See now I can't say I didn't buy the last few The SIms 2 Expansions because I knew TS3 was on the verge of being announced because of any of them work in marketing the very next day they will say did you see this post??? This is why we delay an announcement! On the other hand if they were to switch to announcing it after all the TS2 expansions were out, I'd pop a blood vessel.   
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on April 25, 2008, 12:40:46 pm
I do know. :D I know lots of stuff. :D

She sees you when you're sleeping,
She knows when you're awake.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on April 25, 2008, 12:50:16 pm
Big deal, so the Maxis people read the forum. If they're doing anything aside from pissing away their time, they're just harvesting ideas and then not giving any credit.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on April 25, 2008, 12:53:35 pm
Big deal, so the Maxis people read the forum. If they're doing anything aside from pissing away their time, they're just harvesting ideas and then not giving any credit.

As long as it makes the game better...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on April 25, 2008, 12:58:07 pm
I'm just wary of these people coming in and using the forum for their own good. If, on the off chance that a developer is actually using something they read here, that person owes a debt of gratitude and should, at the very least, take the time to post something.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on April 25, 2008, 12:59:24 pm
Yeah, i agree with that.

It's just a matter of whether nor not they do it...

I'm just hoping they include the 'Apartment Building' idea i posted above. That would really make my day.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Interitus on April 25, 2008, 01:26:46 pm
I've wanted apartments for a long time. The dorm doors in university allowed for a quasi -apartment. 
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on April 25, 2008, 11:12:13 pm
I've wanted apartments for a long time. The dorm doors in university allowed for a quasi -apartment. 

Yeah i tried that too. The only thing i didn't like about that was you had to control everyone in the house. I basically used the awesome building i made as a storage place for sims so they could make friends and have an awesome room with minimum space. The entire place was run by a robot who lived in the basement.

Good times...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pinstar on April 27, 2008, 03:34:07 pm
I think apartments is going to suffer from the same thing that Makin' Magic did: Proximity to The next generation Sims game. (and possibly the same moderate amounts of suck too, but I can't be sure of that yet :P)

Yes, apartments are a pretty cool idea, but I would have rather them devote some of the resources they were using to make Apartments to help complete and polish The Sims 3.

I have a feeling this is just going to be an unwanted hyperspace express way that is being built a month after the Infinite Improbability drive was announced.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 01, 2008, 06:24:53 pm
Mega-bump!  :P

Terribly sorry, but seeing as The Sims 3 is going to be released on Feb. 20, 2009 (confirmed here:http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=218704 (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=218704)) I figured it would be worth bringing back.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on December 01, 2008, 06:34:33 pm
i stopped playing Sims 2 a while ago, but when i began to look at Sims 3 recently i started playing TS2 again.
3 looks amazing though and i simply can wait for it. its coming out three days before my birthday so I'll be getting it then ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 01, 2008, 06:41:47 pm
The only thing im concerned about is what appears to be the job structure. I was perfectly content with the 1-10 +skill +friends method. I dont want to take my boss out to dinner or watch my sim work to upgrade him... those 3 minutes without him were peaceful :\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on December 01, 2008, 06:44:32 pm
i kinda agree with Erops there
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 01, 2008, 06:55:00 pm
The only thing im concerned about is what appears to be the job structure. I was perfectly content with the 1-10 +skill +friends method. I dont want to take my boss out to dinner or watch my sim work to upgrade him... those 3 minutes without him were peaceful :\
\

I read up on the game, and I learned that you do not have to interact with your boss to be successful nor do you ever get to see your Sims at work. You simply set how they behave at work (i.e. choosing higher productivity will increase stress but also increase promotion chance), so your three minutes are safe.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on December 01, 2008, 07:01:00 pm
I think they said you can choose to skip those "opportunities."

Darn, I feel the urge to install the Sims 2 again.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2008, 07:37:24 am
It's coming out on my birthday! Lol!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 03, 2008, 03:57:26 pm
Gonna be great! In anticipation I, too, have reinstalled The Sims 2 on my computer. I forgot how good it is.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 03, 2008, 04:55:34 pm
Well, the Sims 3 whole seamless neighborhood will destroy the story structure of the Sims 2, basicly making what storytellers used to do nigh-impossible.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Oviraptor on December 03, 2008, 04:56:51 pm
Except most story tellers cheat.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 03, 2008, 04:59:45 pm
Exactly, but to be able to turn off such a big built-in feature, to me, seems like it wouldn't be doable.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: wgooch on December 03, 2008, 06:35:39 pm
I think that the seamless neighborhood is just opening up more opportunities for story tellers, I'm sorry, but I really don't see how it's going to ruin it. Could you explain what you're trying to say better? Thanks
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 03, 2008, 06:54:19 pm
I don't think it could ruin it. I mean, it's not like the other sims will just be killing each other in the streets. (a cool cheat idea though Maxis, if you're listening) As long as you stick to your house, it would be very much the same. Also, if you want your house residents to be isolated, just build a series of gates so that you can still allow them to pay taxes, and so on. Nope, no troubles at all, at least not ones that can't be circumvented.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 03, 2008, 06:57:36 pm
I'm talking about across the entire neighborhood stories. Only controlling one family at a time means you'd have to constantly pause and check on all the others to make sure everything runs perfectly. It will be very annoying...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on December 03, 2008, 07:51:09 pm
Nope.  Each goes off and does it's own thing, but they won't do anything stupid like burn themselves down.  And with cheats you'll be able to turn of ageing no doubt, so there's no worries.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 03, 2008, 08:04:45 pm
burn themselves down.

Cooking always has a chance of fires. Sims react very badly to fires, usually this ends in death unless there is a fire alarm or you manually force them to call for help. There is a lot of stuff that could happen.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 03, 2008, 08:10:09 pm
The y obviously wont allow the Sims to start a fire while cooking.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 03, 2008, 08:30:36 pm
But then that wouldn't make sense if only your sims started fires while cooking.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 03, 2008, 08:50:13 pm
Neither does having a job that progress only 10 times in a series of non sequential leaps, but they do it anyway...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cobra on December 04, 2008, 12:39:05 am
I'm willing to bet accidental death wont be happening if you aren't in direct control.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on December 04, 2008, 12:49:21 pm
I actually don't like the idea of not finding my sims exactly where I left them. What were the thinking? What if I'm in the middle of something?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 04, 2008, 05:17:16 pm
Ok, wait a minute. Just because you can see all the Sims at once, doesn't mean you play them all at once. In fact, this would make it easier to keep track of other Sims. In the Sims 2, you could visit a Sim's home just to find that they were at work. At least in the Sims 3 you can go search for them, plus they likely have a way of searching Sims and snapping to them. No problem at all.

P.S. The Sims 3's AI is supposed to be to a point where even if they do set the kitchen on fire, they know to get out. That's the idea anyway.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 04, 2008, 05:34:22 pm
Supposedly you can switch control of families at will, thus the pausing and constantly checking on every sim important to you to make sure they're doing everything the way you want them to.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 04, 2008, 06:01:48 pm
Then again, you could leave them alone, creating more interesting stories in the process.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 04, 2008, 06:02:49 pm
Yes but some don't prefer this.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 04, 2008, 06:27:13 pm
True dat. Can't please all of the people all of the time, I suppose.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Null on December 04, 2008, 07:03:16 pm
*minor brain hemorrhagenot makes Null lose it for a moment*

Uh. The only thing I did in the sims 2 was make houses. And furnish them. When I say it like that I sound like an architect. I do like architecture. But furnishing them, thats an interior designer sort of thing. But I wouldn't call myself that. Not even the flowered wallpaper and carefully positioned sofas make me that. Its all architecture. Architecture! (http://[img]http://dragcave.net/image/aycO.gif) (http://dragcave.net/viewdragon/aycO)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 05, 2008, 08:15:15 pm
Actually playing it wasn't the best part for me either. Hopefully that will change with the Sims 3.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on December 06, 2008, 03:33:53 am
Sounds suspiciously like spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: vonboy on December 06, 2008, 09:24:05 am
i guess i want one of the few people that would actually make a family, and play threw them for a few generations without using cheats.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 06, 2008, 09:40:32 am
I just like making loads of money.
What always would disappoint me in the end was the lack of stuff to spend it on.
After you buy a huge plot of land and build a massive house with the hottest stuff in it anyway.

One thing I never found comfortable was controlling more than one sim. As such, I would rarely ever have a family.
My neighborhoods were always full of single men and women, all best friends, and no kids.

Looking at it that way, it was a rather creepy place.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 06, 2008, 12:18:36 pm
I found that you could just as well only switch to those other Sims when they're in trouble, but in the Sims 3 they say that the AI is supposed to be much more capable.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 06, 2008, 02:11:20 pm
Meh, i dunno, i never found a point to a lot of money or big houses, i mean, once you have something that can +fun and +body, why but anything else that do either of those two? I swear when i became a teacher and got the all in one skill book set i just needed a bed and kitchen... :\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on December 06, 2008, 03:42:10 pm
No bathroom? You pooped in the trash can?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on December 06, 2008, 03:43:53 pm
am i the only one who thinks all their face look similar...and weird
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on December 06, 2008, 03:52:36 pm
No, there's 2 of you. I saw I guy on the Sims 3 section of the Sims 2 BBS with the same idea. I don't think so, though. They all seem pretty unique to me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on December 06, 2008, 04:12:24 pm
well i only think so from the video on the main menu, when he shows the Create a Sim, they all look similar...

EDIT: forgot to link :P http://thesims3.ea.com/view/pages/home.jsp
don't get me wrong either, they look fine to me, and the rest of the game looks great
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on December 08, 2008, 01:33:51 pm
It's because they all use the same skin texture. You can modify their facial mesh but they all use the same facial image much like the Sims 2. That is the thing they never changed in the Sims 3. They need to add more skin texture variety and somehow blend two differing textures when they have kids.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2009, 08:40:01 am
Its been pushed back to June :'(
http://pc.ign.com/articles/950/950635p1.html

this sucks, it was coming about 3 says before my birthday >:(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on February 08, 2009, 01:42:43 pm
It was coming out on mine...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 08, 2009, 01:43:29 pm
*GAH!* JUNE! WHY JUNE!
*destructive rampage- 2 killed, 9 wounded*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 01:43:52 pm
That whole you can make any color sim thing is kind of just weird. It's like they're not going to add creatures into the game.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Null on February 08, 2009, 07:18:29 pm
yellow would be cool so then you could make sim[pson]s
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 07:19:37 pm
Yeah but they probably cut creatures from the game, when that was a big thing. I haven't heard a single thing about them.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: ilikesanta on February 08, 2009, 07:27:30 pm
Yeah but they probably cut creatures from the game, when that was a big thing. I haven't heard a single thing about them.

Expansion.  :P

I'll probably wait until this shows up on steam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 07:28:51 pm
I just really disapprove of that whole 'make any skin tone!' bs. They should've stuck to the normal skin tones. And I doubt they have creatures, such as an Alien, because you can already make a green sim. It's totally lame.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on February 08, 2009, 07:33:28 pm
I think the skin tone thing sides with the whole creative freedom of the game. If it wasn't there would the game seem to have evolved any better than the Sims 2?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 07:39:47 pm
Yeah but pink sims??? If it's not a creature it's absurd in my mind...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on February 08, 2009, 07:44:00 pm
The Sims isn't Spore, so I really don't understand your objections.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 07:45:24 pm
The Sims isn't Spore

Exactly. The Sims isn't Spore. It's supposed to have pretty much normal Sims, and all the other versions have had creatures.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on February 08, 2009, 07:59:56 pm
Since when was the Sims ever normal to begin with? :D

And what do you mean "other versions had creatures?" Just because a game has hue and color swatch options doesn't mean it must be a Spore game. Some people do have a reddish skin tone. Asians are commonly yellowish and pale. This kind of freedom lets people easily achieve any desired look. And if you think about it, a deep neon blue creature isn't exactly biologically normal anyways.

Think about it. You may not make your Sims blue, but what if you want to give them a specific complexion? The option is there for you.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 08, 2009, 08:04:27 pm
Yes but it is still silly that you can make blue and green sims without having to have a creature. It's like they're departing even further from reality.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on February 08, 2009, 08:06:08 pm
We are all forgetting some important things.

A) You dont have to make blue sims

B) You dont have to import blue sims

C) You dont ever have to see blue sims

D) ITs there for the people who want it, you dont have to make blue sims.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cobra on February 08, 2009, 08:06:36 pm
Shouldn't the colours remain in the relm of realistic anyway? Liek with say Oblivion or other games with detailed character creation. Where the darkness of a skin tone is on a slider with perhaps a few premade options for African/Caucasion/Latino etc.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on February 09, 2009, 12:07:30 am
Well what if I want to make the Blue Man Group? Huh?

(http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/Blue%20Man%20Group.jpg)

I don't think you can do that in Oblivion.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on February 09, 2009, 05:20:54 am
O.o You just gave me an idea!  :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cobra on February 09, 2009, 01:42:23 pm
Well what if I want to make the Blue Man Group? Huh?

(http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/Blue%20Man%20Group.jpg)

I don't think you can do that in Oblivion.

Who will be 1st to make the Bluth Model home complete with Blue man Tobias.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 09, 2009, 01:51:34 pm
Wait, so you are saying because you can make your sim any color, there will not be creatures?

That makes little to no sense. Its like saying there will be no windows because there are lamps.
Just because there are other light sources doesn't mean there wont be windows.

Even then, you don't need to make a green Sim... so whats the big deal?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on February 09, 2009, 03:13:47 pm
Having a free tone ability in Sims 2 would have been awesome. I created a household of demons, as hosts of a nightclub. I never did find a perfect skin download for them, it was frustrating. The club was amusing though. I had the lady of the household paint a sign for up front, which read "HELL" with an arrow pointing down. The only way in was through an elevator in the middle of a public plaza at street level, where the sign was hung. Black, red and hot orange deco for the win.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 09, 2009, 06:04:52 pm
sounds like a nice place.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: WeatherMAN on February 09, 2009, 09:51:43 pm
nice place to raise the kids I'm sure!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on February 10, 2009, 08:34:31 am
What expansion did you need for that Uro? I wasn't aware your sims could own clubs...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on February 10, 2009, 09:14:29 am
Called something like "Back In Business" one. The one where you could build a lot to be a shop, or build a shop into a home. I swiped it from a friend but since then my Sims2 install went crazy, and he got rid of it, so I can't recall the exact name for you, sorry. There was a cheatcode that you could enter, to expand the number of floors your house could reach up to, in it.

To make the underground house I had to follow a bunch of commonly known tricks. Something about placing small downwards stairs, then flattening the ground. I think every four of them measured one floor. So you just measured down so far, levelled off, added walls and flooring, and you had an underground house. Though there was also a trick to getting the walls to connect right. So long ago, but good times...

I remember I tried to remake a character from the City of Heroes MMO, a green, muscular midget called "Griblit". He had a little florist shop built into his home. I wanted to make a "LAN Gaming Building" shop, where you paid to use the computers, but there were no rent-a-computers. Plus for the gym, you needed to own the University expansion too, so that people had to pay for access to your equipment by the hour. Meh.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on February 10, 2009, 11:34:12 am
Open for business, right. I'm a sims 2 fanatic and I didn't know you could make clubs. :P

I'll have to pirate buy open for business for my collection... I used to have it but I uninstalled since, and now it's reinstalled.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on February 10, 2009, 01:26:31 pm
Just use the "pay for entry" tollmeter thing, and design a nightclub. People will only really come in lounge on your couches, listen to music on your stereo, and so forth... but its the nearest thing I managed to get :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on February 10, 2009, 01:28:10 pm
Sounds good.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 11, 2009, 06:46:27 pm
=Oh, and Chun added, "There are now playable ghosts who can have babies."=

What? Playable ghosts? Having babies? How much have they screwed up, I must wonder after that comment.

Came from here, at the bottom; http://kotaku.com/5149307/knocked-up-a-look-at-pregnancy-in-video-games (http://kotaku.com/5149307/knocked-up-a-look-at-pregnancy-in-video-games)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on February 12, 2009, 08:10:23 am
Well you could already have alien babies in Sims2, and even men could have those.
Maxis are about fun, not about razor-edge realism, man. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 01:33:35 pm
=Oh, and Chun added, "There are now playable ghosts who can have babies."=

What? Playable ghosts? Having babies? How much have they screwed up, I must wonder after that comment.

Came from here, at the bottom; http://kotaku.com/5149307/knocked-up-a-look-at-pregnancy-in-video-games (http://kotaku.com/5149307/knocked-up-a-look-at-pregnancy-in-video-games)
What?!THIS MAKES THIS GAME WORTHLESS!
maxis sucks now, all video games suck! GAH!

seriously, why are you going to such lengths to arbitrarily make this game look like crap?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: munchkin5 on February 12, 2009, 01:39:15 pm
Maxis after SC4 = Casual Gaming = Awful
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 05:10:52 pm
Because ghosts should not have babies. Ghosts are dead.

The thing I hope for most is a way to turn off aging...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 05:19:15 pm
there was a way to do that in TS2
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 05:21:31 pm
Yes but they might not have actually thought it out enough to get it right. It could be that Sims end up spawning dozens of infant children who never grow up.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 06:14:03 pm
uhh...no... it just stops people from growing up.
you sound ridiculous. you are saying they may have done it wrong. it makes it seem like you have absolutely no proof or any thing to actually back up what you are saying.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 06:16:47 pm
No, I have no proof, but I do know how prone the Sims team is to letting glaring bugs through.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 06:26:30 pm
I just don't see what you are trying to get at.
do you not want us to buy the game? :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 06:38:17 pm
I'm saying I don't want them royally screwing it up like they occasionally do.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 06:58:08 pm
When exactly the TS2 screw up?
I think you have been swept up in post-spore paranoia, its common.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 07:05:17 pm
You obviously haven't been playing TS2 since it launched. There have been a number of bugs which were pretty huge that snuck by, and some still to this day require a modder's fix.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on February 12, 2009, 07:10:23 pm
still, its not a big deal, if there is a bug they fix it. you have ventured too far off base from your original argument of multicolored sims, now i'm stopping because i don't want this whole page to be just us two :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 07:14:22 pm
Multi-colored sims are as foolhardy as 'pretty patties'  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on February 12, 2009, 07:47:20 pm
Don't worry, guys. I'm here too.
Been with you in spirit the whole time.  :P

But really, I don't see any of these weird little things as problems. There is always a possibility that they'll have a rough start due to software issues, but the gameplay will all be there, safe and sound.
Your investment is no doubt going to have a good return. You'll get a fun little toy you can enjoy for quite some time.

So do you really think it matters that there may be people out there with ghost babies or hot pink skin?


Just enjoy it.
It's fun!
Have some fun.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on February 12, 2009, 08:21:04 pm
Have an imagination for once Razonatair. :D

*makes rainbow with hands*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on February 12, 2009, 08:39:20 pm
I have an imagination, I just think multi-colored sims is dumb. I certainly won't have any in my game...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on February 13, 2009, 12:25:13 am
I have an imagination, I just think multi-colored sims is dumb. I certainly won't have any in my game...
There, problem solved! :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on February 13, 2009, 11:15:53 am
Have an imagination for once Razonatair. :D

*makes rainbow with hands*

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsgQcQbUG2M
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on March 31, 2009, 10:52:47 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7972677.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7972677.stm)

Yay!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 10:54:29 am
I can't believe I am going to day this but I think I will wait for the reviews on this... :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: The_Kev on March 31, 2009, 11:13:20 am
Me too. I hope some reviews are before the release, so I can already decide before it's actually released.
But uh, what is the release date..?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 11:17:55 am
IGN said it was pushed to June 2nd.  :'(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: The_Kev on March 31, 2009, 11:42:20 am
Hmm well, that's almost nothing compared to how long I waited for Spore... But let's not get started at that.
I hope it'll be as great as the developers say, it will be really cool though, walking around in a city without any loading screens! :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on March 31, 2009, 03:16:03 pm
I can't believe I am going to day this but I think I will wait for the reviews on this... :-\

But you know that about every pro/wannabe-pro review out there is going to be positively glowing.
Unless you mean reviews from one of us, which is a better choice.

I'm gonna get it probably. I liked making Agent 47 in Sims 2 and becoming horribly rich in my tiny hideout.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 03:17:48 pm
Yeah that's what i meant, can't ever trust a review for The Sims franchise to be unbiased.  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on March 31, 2009, 03:24:15 pm
Problem is that whether you like it or not, you're still just a teensy bit hyped when the game is released and you're still wondering if you should go out and get it.
So it's like.. the moment you see a couple of excitable guys (who are actually just very happy they've bought and played the game) make some lovely comments, you'll very easily be persuaded to go get it too.
Right?

Or maybe it's just me.  :-X
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kenobro on March 31, 2009, 03:27:41 pm
For someone who hasn't played 1 or 2, will this be worth looking into?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 03:41:56 pm
Seems it, there are some very big changes from 2 to 3 though, for instance, you aren't confined to one lot.

It's just the big changes that are making me skeptical. And is it just me, or do all of the Sims look...awkward? Look at the ones on the homepage (http://thesims3.ea.com/view/pages/home.jsp?languageCode=en).
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kenobro on March 31, 2009, 03:45:23 pm
I don't get how they look awkward.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 03:49:48 pm
I dunno, it seems the proportions are a little off, or at least something along those lines. Its no big deal really.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on March 31, 2009, 03:51:12 pm
Personally, I'm not much of a fan of the goofy animations (not that those are new), but I can let it slide because I know I'll mostly have my guy making millions of dollars.
I like how the new sims look. I always felt in The Sims 2 that there was something odd about their eyes that made them all look the same.
In this game, that appears to have been taken care of. I am pleased.
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Raz on March 31, 2009, 03:56:22 pm
Quote from: Skyward link=kilter=7497.msg688747#msg688747 date=1238539788
I dunno, it seems teh proportions r a little off, or at least something along those lines. Its no big deal really.

They look like play-dooh, or more correctly, like that white ball of flour that is always in commercials. Pillsburry Doughboy, that's it. I'd ratehr have odd eyes than have a clay-like face that makes all my sims look chubby and weird.
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Mighdas on March 31, 2009, 04:48:12 pm
What happened to everybody's posts?
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 31, 2009, 04:49:05 pm
Oh nothing. :-*
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Kenobro on April 01, 2009, 01:19:19 pm
Their toasts were burned.  Their toasters aren't very good.
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 01, 2009, 01:45:37 pm
"You toast has been burned, and no amount of scraping will remove the black parts!"
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on April 01, 2009, 01:47:42 pm
Haha, spooping...
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 01, 2009, 01:54:02 pm
How the hell did I get "spooping" out of that?
I am fairly certain that is not even a word!
Title: Re: teh Sims 3
Post by: Kenotai on April 01, 2009, 02:00:36 pm
crap becomes poop.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Snork on April 07, 2009, 11:11:51 am
And poop becomes Sh*t.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on April 07, 2009, 03:48:03 pm
Yeah, I realized that after LadyM posted in the "Best, Funniest Posts thread. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 18, 2009, 03:51:40 pm
Leaked (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/18/sims_3_leaked_online/)

Im not going to try to DL it considering Ive already been caught by the ESA once (I would buy it anyway just like i did with Spore) :\ ... darn...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 04:03:13 pm
Meh, if i do get it, i am going to buy it.
Even more annoying is that it comes out on the same day as RFG.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 04:03:58 pm
I'm not buying this game for a third time... and I'm not playing it for a third time either!

ANGER!!!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 04:06:52 pm
Besides, it doesn't even look as good as TS2...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 04:09:15 pm
Any word on a demo? I'll try a demo... I can't be totally mad at it until I've at least tried it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 04:10:47 pm
I kinda hope so, I loved The Sims games, but this one seems...off?

Maybe if there was a demo, it could persuade me into getting it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on May 18, 2009, 04:16:34 pm
The pirates have already gotten to Sims3. Please don't download it. It doesn't have SecurRom on it, there is no reason not to wait a couple of weeks.

If someone decides to do that.. please don't discuss it here.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 18, 2009, 04:25:38 pm
I can wait.

I guess if you want to look at this in a positive way, at least we'll get some impressions pretty quick.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 18, 2009, 04:27:41 pm
Demo? Do you think the 3rd installment needs a demo?

It's the Sims, you should know what to expect. Your only excuse not to buy is your abstinence from the cash cow the franchise created. You're either too proud to be part of it or your soul is sold to EA.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 04:42:15 pm
Your only excuse not to buy is your abstinence from the cash cow the franchise created. You're either too proud to be part of it or your soul is sold to EA.
Or it doesn't as good that the older ones and spending money on a game you wont enjoy that much is stupid, especially when another game you are more interested in is coming out on the same day?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 18, 2009, 04:45:29 pm
Whatever it may be, you know what the Sims is. It needs no demo.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 04:48:04 pm
Well, there is the new open neighborhood thing and I myself am kinda skeptical about that.
it could either work, or fall flat on its face.

Even then, there are plenty of other things I find unlikable, one of them is the community buildings. Now, restaurants or library aren't buildings, just objects your sim will disappear for a while into. Why? They had a really fun restaurant system in TS2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 18, 2009, 04:53:12 pm
Yeah, I was wondering about that.
Like did they slow down the time passage so we can do more and meet more people? In Sims 2, I was always drinking that extra life drink so I could get a bit more done.
Life felt a bit short I guess.

I just wonder if you let the game run for awhile, do the AIs breed like rabbits or will the game eventually turn into a ghost town?
This isn't a worry or anything. I'm just curious.

I've seen some pictures of this leak though. It looks just fine.
I think if you're gonna buy it, you should buy it. If there's any doubt, just don't think about it for awhile.


It's just video gaming, guys. Obviously if it's going to break your bank, you just.. don't get it.
Otherwise, enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 18, 2009, 05:04:10 pm
Gauph, they let you choose how long your sims live. I think the max is like 1000 sim days or something.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 18, 2009, 05:05:48 pm
Oh, that's awesome.

I didn't do much research on the game's stuff 'cause I wanted it to be a surprise.
Gonna be doing that a lot more often I think.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 18, 2009, 05:09:04 pm
Well, many issues before the game releases can be resolved, since the solution has already been made. No sense in not even looking at it occasionally.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 18, 2009, 05:11:02 pm
Well, there is the new open neighborhood thing and I myself am kinda skeptical about that.
it could either work, or fall flat on its face.

Even then, there are plenty of other things I find unlikable, one of them is the community buildings. Now, restaurants or library aren't buildings, just objects your sim will disappear for a while into. Why? They had a really fun restaurant system in TS2.

No no no, they said you can't see your sims walk into their jobs. You should still see your sims walk into restaurants and gyms.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 18, 2009, 05:12:40 pm
Actually, he is right, many of the buildings are just props. The gym isn't though, at least.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 05:23:06 pm
i can't find the video i saw it in, but in the demonstration they had their Sim go the library, which was just a prop. Shortly after, he mentioned restaurants will work the same way.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 05:36:14 pm
If the game is so similar to the others that it doesn't need a demo then why should I buy it? It's The Sims 3, they should have made changes and improvements over the previous installment and I'd like to see what they are (if there are any).
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 05:39:59 pm
They did however make a really good personality system for your sims, but I don't think that will be enough to win me over.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 18, 2009, 06:34:58 pm
Then... dont get it? What the sense of complaining about it lol? They sure aren't going to change it NOW... And Skywards, what brought you into the Sims 2 that was different from TS1? Aging? Graphics? What? TS2 didn't add THAT much to the game as vanilla. This one allows for a seamless neighborhood so you can, you know, go to your neighbors for a change, and not have time anomalies in which you party till 3 am downtown and then come home and its 1 pm. This game adds a unique job system in which the branches aren't linear. An entirely new personality and want/wish/memento system, I mean, what else do you want with the change?

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 06:38:07 pm
I am not saying they should change anything.
That's the thing, I don't really find a Sims 3 necessary. The open neighborhood thing sounded cool, but really, I don't see it as that amazing now. There is not much else that makes me say "Wow, TS3 is going to be so much better than TS2."
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 18, 2009, 06:39:54 pm
You didn't answer my question though, what wowed you about TS2 over TS1? Vanilla TS2 wasn't all that game changing if your thinking TS3 isn't game changing over TS2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 18, 2009, 06:46:55 pm
Better graphics, more ages, aspiration and aspiration rewards, houses larger than 2 stories, more thoroughly customizable sims, and simply that fact that it was a sequel to the sims!

Why did people (including myself) flock from Halo 1 to 2 and Halo 2 to 3? Because it was the sequel! But seeing as The Sims has no story that carries over from game to game you can only make so many sequels before it seems like its just copying and pasting. Making a third game with no real alterations from the original and the sequel just makes it feel recycled.

What made you jump ship from TS1 to TS2? You act as though there is no reason to at all...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 18, 2009, 07:00:15 pm
You know, I wouldn't be suprised if EA leaked the game.  Think about it.  It's gonna wind up there anyway, and by leaking it ahead of time, they can get a look at how many people are watching the game, perhaps see how their content servers hold up.  Remeber with Spore?  The early uploaders showed them their servers wern't enough to handle it, and they were able to get everything up and running properly for the official release.  They're like beta testers.

Besides, most of the people downloading right off the bat now will probably be buying the game anyway.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 18, 2009, 09:16:12 pm
Better graphics, more ages, aspiration and aspiration rewards, houses larger than 2 stories, more thoroughly customizable sims, and simply that fact that it was a sequel to the sims!

Why did people (including myself) flock from Halo 1 to 2 and Halo 2 to 3? Because it was the sequel! But seeing as The Sims has no story that carries over from game to game you can only make so many sequels before it seems like its just copying and pasting. Making a third game with no real alterations from the original and the sequel just makes it feel recycled.

What made you jump ship from TS1 to TS2? You act as though there is no reason to at all...

Im jumping ship from TS2 for the same reasons i jumped ship from TS1, a better game. Halo was the same game copy pasted with a new gun and a new vehicle every once in a while, with a slight addition to the feasible story, therefore that point is moot; on the other hand, TS3 will, you know, change the game.

If anything there are almost MORE (http://www.snootysims.com/thesims3index.php?id=info) new features in TS3 than TS2.

You say:

Better graphics, done, more ages, added young adult (vanilla), aspiration and aspiration rewards, wishes and lifetime wish rewards, houses larger than 2 stories, done, now you can actually visit other houses too, and angle furniture from 45 - 90, more thoroughly customizable sims, They're EVEN MORE customizable now, you decide weight on a scale, more in depth persona, even skin color, and simply that fact that it was a sequel to the sims ... and this is...?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 09:32:27 pm
This is... a silly argument. Since when is it too much to ask for a demo?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 18, 2009, 09:35:51 pm
We're talking about a demo? I thought we we're talking about the quality of the game and if its worth the buy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 18, 2009, 09:49:08 pm
It better not be like Sim City Societies! I was so disappointed with that game!! Grrrrrr!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 09:56:53 pm
Yeah we're talking about a demo! It all ties in together and helps us decide if the game is worth it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 18, 2009, 10:04:20 pm
Its too bad they didn't just add the waking around town feature as an expansion to the sims 2 or even the additional personalty traits. It seems like there is a lot of stuff that the Sims 2 and its expansions have that the Sims 3 doesn't have. I am very conflicted bout this. Especially since i spent all that money on Sims 2 expansions and it seems like a waist to just toss them aside for something new.

I am also mad they did not use some spore style editors for the Sims 3. Seems like it would be very useful. Like design your own furniture or import your own Spore creatures as a pet. *shrugs* maybe in the Sims 4.

Also I would not be surprised if they had a way to import your Sim City Societies town into the Sim 3. That's if buildings like the library are just fake. And it would give people a reason to buy Sim City Societies. I mean it worked for Streets of Sim City with importing in Sim City 2000 cities. Why not this?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 18, 2009, 10:53:19 pm
Dunno. I think I'll buy the rest of the TS2 collection and stick with that.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 18, 2009, 11:23:19 pm
Hydro, I think I heard of a built-in neighbourhood tool...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 19, 2009, 01:14:15 am
Hydro, I think I heard of a built-in neighbourhood tool...

Cool. But i will have to wait and see. If you find any info on the neighborhood tool i would be interested in it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 19, 2009, 01:31:43 am
I watched a live feed on mogulus.

Seems pretty much like the Sims 2 but with a good bit of modification.
I dunno. I find it charming. Love the zooming in and out thing too.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on May 19, 2009, 01:54:51 am
So what do you guys think will be the new special sims erm.. race? in TS3? :P

In TS2 we had the Alien. In the expansions we had vampires,zombies,greenmen,Sasquash and the Robot.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 19, 2009, 05:29:51 am
Ghost.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on May 19, 2009, 05:34:28 am
I pre-ordered it so I could get the cool extras. It's made me finally install the last two expansions and play with my Sims again. I'm afraid I won't want to go back to 2 after playing 3. I also reserved my name.

    *  University = Zombies
    * Nightlife = Vampires
    * Open For Business = Robots
    * Pets = Werewolves
    * Seasons = PlantSims
    * Bon Voyage = Bigfoot
    * FreeTime = Genie
    * ApartmentLife = Witches
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2009, 12:48:36 pm
I'm back! :D
don't think I will back out so easily.
Halo was the same game copy pasted with a new gun and a new vehicle every once in a while, with a slight addition to the feasible story

Halo is not the point of this, I was simply relating it to something similar. However you are entitled to you own opinion, I myself found Halo's story very well done and angrossing and is only thought of as cliched because of the army of shooter clones that tried to leech off of its success. I also found every sequel of Halo was better than the last!

Now back to Sims

Im jumping ship from TS2 for the same reasons i jumped ship from TS1, a better game.
Again, this is entirely based off opinion. The Sims 3 to me doesnt seem to be bringing anything to the table that makes me think "HOLY CARP TIHS IZ GOIN TO BEE SO MCUH BETTR TEHN TS2!" as TS2 did when compared to TS1. Which brings me to this:
If anything there are almost MORE (http://www.snootysims.com/thesims3index.php?id=info) new features in TS3 than TS2.
That, I will not (or cannot, rather) disagree with, there are a lot of new and interesting things being added, but none of them really appeal to me on the level were I need to get it. (also, one neighborhood is kind of a downer)

You say:

Better graphics, done, more ages, added young adult (vanilla), aspiration and aspiration rewards, wishes and lifetime wish rewards, houses larger than 2 stories, done, now you can actually visit other houses too, and angle furniture from 45 - 90, more thoroughly customizable sims, They're EVEN MORE customizable now, you decide weight on a scale, more in depth persona, even skin color, and simply that fact that it was a sequel to the sims ... and this is...?
Lets begin:
-The graphics don't look that much better actually, and the Sims look sorta...doughy?
- One new age group? That not much compared to TS2 what with toddlers, teens, young adults (university), and elders. Sure it is nice to have another stage of life but if I were you, I wouldn't have used that as a counter-argument.  ;)
-Wishes? These I have not heard of, or maybe I have but it didn't really stick out, so in all fairness, I will leave this out.
-Well of course there will be larger houses, wouldn't make much sense to remove that. Which makes me wonder why you listed it as an addition to the game from TS2
-As I have said, this open neighborhood thing sounds great, but it also seems to distance yourself from you Sims. However, I have not played the game so I could be wrong there. As for the neighborhood itself, only having one is going to be annoying, and "prop buildings" seems like a big let down. I loved visiting community lots in TS2 but now there is nothing to them, just click and say "enter" and have him drop of the plane of existence for a short while.
-There was furniture angling in TS2 you know.
-Again, this is a good thing, I have stated before that the new customization thing is looking really amazing but the cons outweigh the pros in my honest opinion.
-And last but certainly not least (because you will complain about my opinion shortly after reading this) TS2 was only the second sequel, this one is the third. Now you will ask yourself, "then why did you get Halo 3?", remember what I said about me liking the story...well...yeah, I like the story. The Sims has no story that carries over from game to game and the new features, while most are nice, aren't really doing their best at convincing me. The Sims 2 was a necessity to anyone that liked The Sims 1, but TS3 seems to just be beating a dead horse.


However, this rant will probably go down in vain seeing as a few months from now, I will most likely pick it up and find a lot of the things I am arguing right now were stupid and pointless (in fact, I realize it is pointless right now, I just have nothing better to do and don't feel like letting all of this go to waste) and hell, I may even get an expansion, but as of now, it doesn't seem I will be getting it for a while while other games I am interested in are coming out soon.

TLDR?
Its my opinion, I disagree with you, Halo is not as bad as many think it is. Don't bother fighting that last claim, I love it and don't care what you have to say about it.

*sorry for any spelling errors, that what typing a rant whilst on a sugar high will do to you*
And good night!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 19, 2009, 12:51:15 pm
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/05/sims-3-leaked-to-torrent-sites-weeks-before-retail-release.ars

Hahaha, oh lol.

...

I can confirm it
<.<
>.>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2009, 12:53:54 pm
You are late. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 19, 2009, 12:59:38 pm
I just bothered to read the last page.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 19, 2009, 01:00:46 pm
I just bothered to read the last page.

It's okay... it would be rude of him to ask any more of you. You've had a long day, haven't you? Why don't you join me in a sauna?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 19, 2009, 01:06:29 pm
Skyward, this isn't any kind of argument but I thought to tell you that a second neighbourhood wil lbe available for download upon release...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 19, 2009, 01:34:31 pm
So I get the impression here that you can't make your own neighborhoods..?
Sorry if this is an obvious question by this point.  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 19, 2009, 01:46:02 pm
As far as I have "heard", you can't. As far as I have "heard" the changes from the Sims 2 isn't that great neither, but I have also "heard" that if you enjoy the Sims 2 you'll enjoy this.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 19, 2009, 01:49:47 pm
Are.. are we taking a step backward for every two steps forward?
This is kinda weird.


Eh, whatever.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 19, 2009, 02:16:11 pm
The interface and all is like The Sims 2.2, it really has the same feel but it takes it to the next level. The fact that the whole village is in the same "instance" feels great and is for sure the greatest improvement, but the fact that many houses (maybe even all except the ones you live in) are just props that your sim enter and then dissapear takes away from this a lot. The blue green and red skins are redicoulus, but one nifty feature is how you can change the pitch of your sims voice. There's a lot more customisation to clothing, but facial features is pretty much like in TS2, or so I've heard <.<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 19, 2009, 02:22:26 pm
I don't know if I want to spend $50 so that I can recreate my small town of drunk, unemployed, lesbian chicks living in messy, single story, roofless houses full of empty refridgerators again. I mean, what is in it for me?

-Lego
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 19, 2009, 03:24:25 pm
I thought only workplaces were props and you could still visit your neighbors house and go to the store and stuff.
Right?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 19, 2009, 03:25:31 pm
from what I have heard, nope, it extends to libraries and restaurants and things of the like.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 19, 2009, 03:48:50 pm
Well, if that is true I need to name my town Rockridge.

-Lego
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 19, 2009, 09:59:46 pm
Well the question is, "Can you play Sim Caveman with the Sims 3?" If yes then I think I will get it. If no then I might not get it and stick with the Sims 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 19, 2009, 10:04:11 pm
I don't think so. From the looks of it, you may not even be able to make a custom neighborhood anymore.

I'd say stick with 2 for now. The mods for it are still abundant.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: ilikesanta on May 19, 2009, 10:13:16 pm
Or you could move on to something else Hydro, like Sim Spaceman or Sim Man-man.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 19, 2009, 10:33:28 pm
Or you could move on to something else Hydro, like Sim Spaceman or Sim Man-man.

LOL Yeah I could do "Sim Hobo". :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 19, 2009, 10:41:44 pm
Or... check your notes from that night you spent with us in IRC. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 19, 2009, 10:51:30 pm
Quite frankly IMO, I'm getting tired of the cavemen.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 19, 2009, 11:12:37 pm
Quite frankly IMO, I'm getting tired of the cavemen.

Do you have a request?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Little on May 19, 2009, 11:31:56 pm
I say Sim Hobo.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 20, 2009, 12:12:35 am
Uhh..
Why not just do a regular Sims 3 house? Raise a family and stuff?
Not everybody is going to get this game at launch, but you probably will.

While they hold off to save money or whatever, they could watch what you make of the new personality and customization options.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 20, 2009, 05:57:26 am
I just preordered my copy!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 20, 2009, 06:00:04 am
I'm thinking I'll preorder it this weekend.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 20, 2009, 06:28:37 am
Seems you CAN enter the Gym... (http://www.eurogamer.de/gallery.php?game_id=9363#anchor)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on May 20, 2009, 06:32:33 am
Once again, Maxis release a game just as I get off holiday. They did it with Spore, now they do it with TS3...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2009, 07:42:15 am
Seems you CAN enter the Gym... (http://www.eurogamer.de/gallery.php?game_id=9363#anchor)

You can also enter the library, the cemetery, and a bunch of others.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 20, 2009, 07:50:16 am
You can edit the town, I would guess you can remove everything and make it completely empty if you want to.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 20, 2009, 07:53:59 am
I heard you couldn't edit the town... Even place new lots...

Oh and Hydro, apparently they're planning a neighbourhood tool in future.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 20, 2009, 07:59:40 am
The thing is, the game is already shipping with most of the major features of all the old expansions, so they have to leave some things they can expand upon with expansions to come.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 20, 2009, 09:13:00 am
The thing is, the game is already shipping with most of the major features of all the old expansions, so they have to leave some things they can expand upon with expansions to come.

There's not most of the major features of the old expansions. The only I can think of is nightlife and gardening from Seasons, there are no seasons which was the main feature in Seasons.

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 20, 2009, 09:18:13 am
Fine, alot of the features.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 20, 2009, 09:22:34 am
Fine, at least one of the features.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on May 20, 2009, 12:26:37 pm
Capital! Atleast a few of the previous features. ^^
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 20, 2009, 12:27:46 pm
You know what the open town needs?  A godzilla mod.  Or the monster from sim city 2000.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 20, 2009, 12:31:58 pm
Attack of the 50 ft. Woman!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on May 20, 2009, 12:38:23 pm
hmm..this is basicly the sims

the whole live town thingy really doesnt mean much more than 'you dont have to load when going to the mall' or whatever

it has a bit more indepth stuff on the whole job thing and all that but
if you played the sims before and you have a **** ton of expansions for it then there is no point in getting this...unless you like your fat people
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on May 20, 2009, 12:43:20 pm
I have TS1, and all the expansions. TS2 and no expansions.

So TS3 will be a buy for me :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2009, 01:34:59 pm
This is basically Sims 3: Vanilla Sims 2 with more object customization, more job depth, less Sim need annoyance and not having loading screens. Also slightly prettier graphics and you can place objects on any angle. If you have Sims 2 with all the expansions, not really worth getting.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Saganmaineiac on May 20, 2009, 01:42:12 pm
I getting this! ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 20, 2009, 02:01:31 pm
I have The Sims 2.
That's it. Nothing else. No packs or expansions or anything.

I think I'd feel fine getting this.
I just wonder if there are more jobs and job paths now. I like the progression.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2009, 02:20:03 pm
I have The Sims 2.
That's it. Nothing else. No packs or expansions or anything.

I think I'd feel fine getting this.
I just wonder if there are more jobs and job paths now. I like the progression.

They really improved on the job stuff, for example you can decide to work hard, slack off, take it easy, etc while working and that affects your sim mood but also how often he gets promotions, prizes, etc. Your boss will occasionally tell you to read/do something and if you do you'll most likely be promoted. Also sometimes you get opportunities to improve on your job, for example if your a cop and you hear about a bank robbery being planned (for example) you can investigate by yourself and if you find something out you can go back to the police station and warn the other cops, which will give you a good fat money prize and reputation.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 20, 2009, 02:46:06 pm
Also, in a job you can get branching promotions that lead to different, equal aspects of the same career.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Undistinguished on May 20, 2009, 03:04:03 pm
Is Sims 3 out yet? I thought it released somewhere in June?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 20, 2009, 03:13:40 pm
June 2nd I believe.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gungnir on May 20, 2009, 03:29:45 pm
But it's already been leaked, correct? And people are pirating it regardless of the less invasive DRM?

Gee...that's nice. Spore: TOO MUCH DRM! PIRATE! TS3: Uhh...I really want this game without paying?

(yeah, I've renounced my old cyber-swashbuckling ways.)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 20, 2009, 03:31:44 pm
It has nothing to do with wanting it without paying.  I'm sure many people who are downloading it will buy it anyway.  It's about wanting it early.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 20, 2009, 03:35:07 pm
Well, sorry about that rant. :P

I was in a bit of a bad mood when I wrote it, so I'm sorry if I came off as a jerk.

I know I will probably pick TS3 shortly after it is released, maybe by a week or two. I mean it doesn't look bad but it seems to be making a few changes I am not fond of. So I think i'll wait to see what you guys say about it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2009, 03:46:02 pm
But it's already been leaked, correct? And people are pirating it regardless of the less invasive DRM?

Gee...that's nice. Spore: TOO MUCH DRM! PIRATE! TS3: Uhh...I really want this game without paying?

(yeah, I've renounced my old cyber-swashbuckling ways.)

Hey, I downloaded both leaks (Spore was leaked too a few days before release) and I bought Spore (and C&C) and have pre-ordered The Sims 3 and Spore Galactic Adventures. Not all pirates are bad :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on May 20, 2009, 04:30:32 pm
I'm wondering if I can wait a year for a deluxe version to come out and get that.  I bought Spore launch day, but seeing as how you can already get both Spore and GA together for $40, I might just wait on Sims 3 and save $40. It'll also give me time to upgrade my video card, of which I'm growing weary.  It'll all depend on the reviews.  If they say it's just another Sims with a new coat of paint,  it'll definitely be something I can wait for. 
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 20, 2009, 04:47:47 pm
Quite frankly IMO, I'm getting tired of the cavemen.

Do you have a request?

All the cavemen/sim games you make, you pull a hydro on them. Not much point staying on 2 if you don't accomplish anything you want to.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Oviraptor on May 20, 2009, 05:35:38 pm
The graphics seem a lot better to me: http://www.snootysims.com/thesims3index.php?id=compare (http://www.snootysims.com/thesims3index.php?id=compare).

I think the reason that most people don't see a lot of difference between the two games is that they really haven't told us much. I mean if you look at their site, they really only say pretty vague things.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2009, 06:45:46 pm
Ask away <.<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 20, 2009, 06:59:44 pm
Ok Dark, I think we get it already. You have a pirated copy. Stop beating around the bush.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 20, 2009, 07:23:19 pm
I never could manage more than one sim and have the same kind of fun. Sometimes I wish like... family members other than the ones I wanted to control would just live in the happy perfect world that every other NPC lives in. It'd save me a lot of hassle.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 20, 2009, 08:34:44 pm
Well, I think the potential is there for the Sims 3 to be something of a realistic life simulator, since it involves so many moving parts as well, we could see emergent behavior, as unlikely as that is, being that it's a program, but possible.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 20, 2009, 11:00:33 pm
I never could manage more than one sim and have the same kind of fun. Sometimes I wish like... family members other than the ones I wanted to control would just live in the happy perfect world that every other NPC lives in. It'd save me a lot of hassle.

In sims 3 when someone leaves the family they become an NPC...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Little on May 20, 2009, 11:04:29 pm
From what I can 'tell', you can't have multiple controllable families in one town.

Unless I somehow screwed up. More tinkering tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 21, 2009, 01:07:08 am
Man, there sure are a lot of rumors flying around about what you can't do in this game.
It's really freaking strange.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 21, 2009, 02:07:52 am
No, I mean even in the Sims 1 and Sims 2 every sim you don't control just does his own thing, don't see why they would change this.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 21, 2009, 03:12:48 am
That's apparently correct according to someone I know who has it.
He and his sister both made each other in the game as brother and sister. His (real) sister then went off and did her own thing with another sim.
He comes back later to play the brother and sister sims again when he noticed one of them had gotten promoted. Also, those two sibling sims had gotten hitched.

This guy swears to me these are biologically related Sims that are in love with one another. I insist he's just reading it wrong, but he assures me it's true.
He laughed when he found this out.
His sister didn't.

 :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 21, 2009, 05:51:06 am
Well I don't want to have to boot someone out of the family just so I don't have to worry about them. I guess I'll just stick with cheating with the boss and never committing... that always works.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 21, 2009, 06:41:36 am
Ok Dark, I think we get it already. You have a pirated copy. Stop beating around the bush.

I think that was pretty clear, I was just giving people who don't the opportunity to get their questions answered but I guess it's better for them to ask me privately.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 21, 2009, 07:36:07 am
I think he was telling you to spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, throw the hot dog down the hallway! TELL US!!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 21, 2009, 08:05:57 am
I was just placing my pre-order for Galactic Adventures and I peered into the Sim 3 page pondering on pre-ordering that.
Not yet, I think. I've got the Sims2 if I need my dose of furniture arranging, which I swear is the best part (and yes I really am heterosexual, weird eh? :3).

throw the hot dog down the hallway!
*facepalms and chuckles IRL at this*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on May 21, 2009, 08:15:49 am
The ability to control something that controls a person, and yet not have to control others. Like a stalker-god.

The soap opera part has always appealed to me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 21, 2009, 09:03:54 am
That's apparently correct according to someone I know who has it.
He and his sister both made each other in the game as brother and sister. His (real) sister then went off and did her own thing with another sim.
He comes back later to play the brother and sister sims again when he noticed one of them had gotten promoted. Also, those two sibling sims had gotten hitched.

This guy swears to me these are biologically related Sims that are in love with one another. I insist he's just reading it wrong, but he assures me it's true.
He laughed when he found this out.
His sister didn't.

 :D


You can turn this on and off. If you turn it on, no NPCs progress, with it on they can fall in love, get babies etc. by themselves.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 21, 2009, 12:21:00 pm
My character woohoo'd this woman (lol) and she got pregnant even though they weren't married, so she raised the baby until he was a toddler by herself, and I kept inviting her over and she'd bring the baby. I eventually proposed and we got married, lol.

Gonna make some videos for you guys.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 21, 2009, 12:23:52 pm
Woo!  Non-marital children!  Yay!  Better soap opera happenings!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 21, 2009, 01:14:43 pm
Imma impregnate every woman in the 'hood!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 21, 2009, 01:59:47 pm
You can turn this on and off. If you turn it on, no NPCs progress, with it on they can fall in love, get babies etc. by themselves.

Hell, I don't mind it at all. Sure, there are probably some issues that need to be worked out we're not seeing yet, but I think it's cool.
I'd just leave it on and see what happens you know. It's a bit weird having your dolls play by themselves when you've got your back turned, but it is a simulation after all.
With this autonomy, I think it's a better one for it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 21, 2009, 02:26:29 pm
Woot incest, gonna make a family of rednecks.

Meanwhile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuG4fYv2Als
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZkIAzFcbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpdT0dwkrbE

Sorry for the low quality and no sound, I'll make a better one in HD and with sound later.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on May 21, 2009, 02:55:38 pm
What are your specs, Darkdragon?  And thanks for posting the videos.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 21, 2009, 02:59:43 pm
What are your specs, Darkdragon?  And thanks for posting the videos.

Windows XP Pro x64
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2,53Ghz
nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB
4GB DDR2 RAM

Video was recorded at maximum graphics, quality got screwed over when uploading but I'll upload a higher quality one later.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 21, 2009, 05:07:56 pm
I hate that inferface...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on May 22, 2009, 01:49:27 am
The game could do with some more keyboard shortcuts, yeah.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on May 22, 2009, 09:42:03 am
Unless my watch is wrong, or I'm in some sort of time anomaly (again), this isn't out yet.

:-\

Oh well, Soap Opera!

It'll do me until there is a space opera game...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on May 22, 2009, 09:54:00 am
Unless my watch is wrong, or I'm in some sort of time anomaly (again), this isn't out yet.

:-\
Read the last few pages ;)
Basically, the game was leaked.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 22, 2009, 10:27:40 am
I think I might wait for the next version. The Sims (Left) 4 Dead.

-Lego
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 24, 2009, 06:44:21 am
Uploaded some more videos with higher quality and sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx2Y_cMGeY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPZvRFPU5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7Du85M3Vc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCg03W1mm0
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 24, 2009, 08:20:39 am
What are the blue +'s?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 24, 2009, 08:53:31 am
Maybe I'm a little rusty on my Sims, but don't babies need to eat? *goes back to watch videos*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 24, 2009, 09:13:24 am
Blue +s are indicators your level is rising.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 24, 2009, 10:00:24 am
Maybe I'm a little rusty on my Sims, but don't babies need to eat? *goes back to watch videos*

The baby does eat (well, he's no longer a baby, he's a kid now and goes to school), I did at some point in the video put him on the baby chair and gave him food.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 24, 2009, 11:36:37 am
Maybe I'm a little rusty on my Sims, but don't babies need to eat? *goes back to watch videos*

The baby does eat (well, he's no longer a baby, he's a kid now and goes to school), I did at some point in the video put him on the baby chair and gave him food.

Yeah, I see now. I hadn't entirely watched the 3rd and 4th videos when I asked.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 24, 2009, 12:11:07 pm
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5505/sims4deadleft4sims.png)
Left 4 Sims
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on May 24, 2009, 12:32:52 pm
wow you really rushed their faces didnt you...bill is still a young adult even
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 24, 2009, 12:35:44 pm
Francis doesn't have a vest?!

Vest are the only thing he doesn't hate!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 24, 2009, 12:58:04 pm
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1065/whatk.png)

Their faces are a bitch to do. So I just gave them the general features. And I made bill a wrinkly adult instead of elder for reproduction reasons.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 24, 2009, 01:13:49 pm
wow you really rushed their faces didnt you...bill is still a young adult even

The reason he made bill an adult is because he wanted to see how their babies came out, I told him to make bill and elder and just make zoey an adult, but noooo.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 24, 2009, 01:40:33 pm
My try:
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7299/l4dteam.png)

Also, offspring:
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1682/genetics.png)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 24, 2009, 02:58:35 pm
Wow. Those offspring... just wow. Talk about insufficient gene pool.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on May 24, 2009, 03:14:49 pm
Wait, the Sims 3 leaked?

What.
I need to get on that.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 24, 2009, 03:41:46 pm
It's been out a while, Brandon.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on May 24, 2009, 04:05:23 pm
So if Louis and Zoey have a male child, it becomes infected? That is a creepy kid.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 24, 2009, 04:07:49 pm
Francis looks hispanic there >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 24, 2009, 07:04:18 pm
Wait, the Sims 3 leaked?

What.
I need to get on that.

I hear tell that some, if not all of the downloads are incomplete or "imperfect" versions, which have a severely limited pool of available items (furniture, hair). Or so I've heard.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 24, 2009, 07:21:29 pm
Wait, the Sims 3 leaked?

What.
I need to get on that.

I hear tell that some, if not all of the downloads are incomplete or "imperfect" versions, which have a severely limited pool of available items (furniture, hair). Or so I've heard.

Yeah, because EA had the "intelligent" idea of telling the angry people who didn't get the "leak" that the "leak" going around is an incomplete beta version and that they'll get a "new town" on the final version. Turns out this "leak" is just a rip of the retail game that some clever pirates (yarr) got their hands on earlier. The "new" town will actually be downloadable for free as it was always meant to be and basically EA is BSing everyone.

I sure hope this isn't the case, the game lacks quite a lot of content that was in the previous 2 vanilla games (TS1 and TS2) and has some crazy bugs (not letting me save sometimes, closing completely without any kind of error all of a sudden, stuff going invisible, some clothes return to their default color/texture after you've painted them).

Unfortunatelly, it is the case. So let's just hope EA learns something from the leak and releases a patch upon release.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 24, 2009, 08:18:55 pm
It's almost as disappointing as Spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 24, 2009, 08:21:19 pm
I personally haven't downloaded the leak, but why the heck did EA push it back to market it better, but not polish it more? That doesn't make sense. If you're going to push it back, polish more.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 24, 2009, 09:09:54 pm
Actually, as far as I know, there was a pre-release preview version given out to a bunch of people, yes, with just one town. This is what got 'leaked', but the source wasn't the full version, but still a working representation of the final product.

I find it odd when people pirate a game prior to its release, then complain that it is buggy or has limited content.
A leak of the full commercial version a day or two before release? Yeah, maybe. A leak two weeks before release, when an incomplete version was handed out? Naw.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 24, 2009, 09:55:48 pm
It's almost as disappointing as Spore.

Because you've bought the disc and have played the 100% true no myth real version?

Plus they haven't hyped up TS3 NEARLY as much as spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: IamMe on May 24, 2009, 10:02:40 pm
Plus we haven't hyped up TS3 NEARLY as much as spore.

Fixed.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 24, 2009, 10:07:38 pm
Touche
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 24, 2009, 10:08:13 pm
Let me reiterate.

It's almost as disappointing as Spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 25, 2009, 01:21:56 am
I am not that impressed by DarkDragon's videos. I want to see more stuff around town.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on May 25, 2009, 02:12:32 am
I am not that impressed by DarkDragon's videos. I want to see more stuff around town.
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f227/Detoxicated/ani132.gif)  :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on May 25, 2009, 02:27:12 am
Apparently, when you register the game with EA, you get a second neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 25, 2009, 03:43:24 am
Old news. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 10:26:57 am
Actually, as far as I know, there was a pre-release preview version given out to a bunch of people, yes, with just one town. This is what got 'leaked', but the source wasn't the full version, but still a working representation of the final product.

I find it odd when people pirate a game prior to its release, then complain that it is buggy or has limited content.
A leak of the full commercial version a day or two before release? Yeah, maybe. A leak two weeks before release, when an incomplete version was handed out? Naw.

That's the problem, there is no "new town" in the "final" game, the new town will be free downloadable content upon release as EA had already said before the "leak" happened.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 25, 2009, 10:44:17 am
Reminds me of Doublethink. EA is big brother!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 25, 2009, 11:53:34 am
Ahem.

All of the downloads that I've found are around 5-5.6 Gigabytes in size, but according to this: http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements (http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements), the final version should be about 6.5 gigs in size plus an extra 1 gig for custom content (i.e. furniture skins, etc., etc.). Now, one would naturally conclude that the leaked (probably reviewer's) version is in fact missing quite a bit of content and that many of the bugs present in it will be smashed in the final version.

*sighs at people not doing their homework*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 12:10:47 pm
Ahem.

All of the downloads that I've found are around 5-5.6 Gigabytes in size, but according to this: http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements (http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements), the final version should be about 6.5 gigs in size plus an extra 1 gig for custom content (i.e. furniture skins, etc., etc.). Now, one would naturally conclude that the leaked (probably reviewer's) version is in fact missing quite a bit of content and that many of the bugs present in it will be smashed in the final version.

*sighs at people not doing their homework*

Well we did do our homework, people got the game from certain stores, the FULL final game.

Have a screenshot of the launcher taken by a guy who actually bought his copy:
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4500/tmpwpshh.jpg)

The version number is the same as the one from the leak by the way. Here's mine (don't mind the IE error, it happens because the crack is blocked from using the internet):
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5159/launcher.png)

MYTH BUSTED
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 25, 2009, 12:11:36 pm
Um...

You realize the download is an ISO file... right?

*Sighs at people sighing at other people, while they in fact, do not understand*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: /lurk on May 25, 2009, 12:13:13 pm
Isn't talking about piracy, like, against the rules or something?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 25, 2009, 12:15:57 pm
Yup, I believe M posted earlier that no one should post about the leak.


Found it:
The pirates have already gotten to Sims3. Please don't download it. It doesn't have SecurRom on it, there is no reason not to wait a couple of weeks.

If someone decides to do that.. please don't discuss it here. 

For shame, For shame!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 25, 2009, 12:20:16 pm
The Store?  Dick move EA!  And here I thought you had turned over a enw leaf.  So that's why there are so few hairstyles.

...or so I have heard... <_<   >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 12:25:39 pm
Yup, I believe M posted earlier that no one should post about the leak.


Found it:
The pirates have already gotten to Sims3. Please don't download it. It doesn't have SecurRom on it, there is no reason not to wait a couple of weeks.

If someone decides to do that.. please don't discuss it here. 

For shame, For shame!

But there's also this:
Ok Dark, I think we get it already. You have a pirated copy. Stop beating around the bush.

Besides, nobody has complained about the videos I posted.

And the conversation about the leak going around now is to determine if EA is telling the truth about it being an incomplete version or not.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 25, 2009, 12:27:48 pm
I suppose I should have added a ":P" at the end.

I don't agree with pirating, but I can't stop peaople from doing it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 25, 2009, 12:29:55 pm
If it is an incomplete version then I think we will all be pleasently surprised when we buy the full version as we all will, because supporting the developers is good.

So sayeth Martyk.

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Pirating can be ok, it depends on how you do it.  Those who do it to be malicious or because they're cheap deserve to be sent to Davey Jones' locker.  Those like me who do it when there is no demo of a game and then either buy the game or delete the pirated copy and stop playing it, are awesome.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 01:36:14 pm
If it is an incomplete version then I think we will all be pleasently surprised when we buy the full version as we all will, because supporting the developers is good.

So sayeth Martyk.

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Pirating can be ok, it depends on how you do it.  Those who do it to be malicious or because they're cheap deserve to be sent to Davey Jones' locker.  Those like me who do it when there is no demo of a game and then either buy the game or delete the pirated copy and stop playing it, are awesome.

Yeah, except nobody believes us when we say we do that :(

I already have my copy pre-ordered anyways :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 25, 2009, 02:04:23 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 25, 2009, 02:43:52 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved
Anti-pirating. Registering for extra content is better then invasive bull****.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Beastosaurus on May 25, 2009, 03:38:47 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved
Anti-pirating. Registering for extra content is better then invasive bull****.

Spore.

That's all I'm going to say.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 25, 2009, 03:48:42 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved
Anti-pirating. Registering for extra content is better then invasive bull****.

Spore.

That's all I'm going to say.


We all knew what he was getting at without your help :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 03:49:50 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved

The part about the patch it's true yeah.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 25, 2009, 03:55:36 pm

Spore.

That's all I'm going to say.
You just turned my palm and face into Siamese twins
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Beastosaurus on May 25, 2009, 03:56:46 pm
Oh, well good. I thought we'd have to put you in the COMFY CHAIR!!!

P.S. I've also heard from a mysterious source (meaning that I don't remember the source) that a patch will be available on release. Why they didn't just put it in the game to begin with is beyond me. I just can't wait until this mystery is finally solved
Anti-pirating. Registering for extra content is better then invasive bull****.

Spore.

That's all I'm going to say.


We all knew what he was getting at without your help :P

And we all knew it without your help too! Hell, we even knew it without his help! As soon as DRM or copy protection is mentioned, everyone here seems to think of Spore. And rightfully so.

Oh Trusted Computing Group, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 25, 2009, 04:03:19 pm
And we all knew it without your help too! Hell, we even knew it without his help! As soon as DRM or copy protection is mentioned, everyone here seems to think of Spore. And rightfully so.

Oh Trusted Computing Group, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways!

Hey sport, what has two thumbs and doesn't give a crap?

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f122/VanVelding/BobKelso.jpg)


Now, back to the Sims.

Any news on the University front?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Grangan on May 25, 2009, 05:04:08 pm
Also, is it right to pirate something not because you're cheap but because you don't know how to buy stuff and you don't want to learn?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 25, 2009, 05:11:34 pm
And we all knew it without your help too! Hell, we even knew it without his help! As soon as DRM or copy protection is mentioned, everyone here seems to think of Spore. And rightfully so.

Oh Trusted Computing Group, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways!

Hey sport, what has two thumbs and doesn't give a crap?

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f122/VanVelding/BobKelso.jpg)


Now, back to the Sims.

Any news on the University front?
PoW...You are my hero.

Some one give this man a winnar tag!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 25, 2009, 06:12:58 pm
Dr. Kelso, the living embodiment of apathy. Well, him and Dr. Cox at times. I think he really does care, though.

Anyway, back to the Sims. As I understand it, Universities aren't in. You know, so they can make you pay for it in 4 months.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 25, 2009, 06:24:39 pm
I hope they dont have Universities, that XP blew. They need to put in Seasons first.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 25, 2009, 06:25:32 pm
Don't they already have it in?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on May 25, 2009, 06:28:10 pm
I liked university.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 25, 2009, 06:45:59 pm
Don't they already have it in?

No.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 25, 2009, 06:50:13 pm
They had growing and stuff, I thought. Seasons as in real seasons no, but the growing, I'm sure they said it did. Plus the weather.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on May 25, 2009, 07:44:05 pm
They're going to squeeze this as dry as they squeezed the Sims 2.

Oh well, there's always the Bay.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Grangan on May 25, 2009, 08:02:21 pm
The Sims 3:Shirts With Smileys Stuff
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 25, 2009, 08:11:33 pm
Why are you guys complaining? Are any of you... surprised they're trying to make a crap load off the most popular franchise in history?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 08:48:55 pm
No, we're just wishing they'd stop. Here's something that makes me pissed off and I almost wish I hadn't pre-ordered the game:

Home Décor: http://209.85.229.132/search?hl=en-GB&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fllnw.store.thesims3.com%2Fcategory.html%3FcategoryId%3D11509%26index%3D0&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB310GB310&ie=UTF-8&aq=h
Home Improvement: http://209.85.229.132/search?hl=en-GB&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fllnw.store.thesims3.com%2Fcategory.html%3FcategoryId%3D11566%26index%3D0&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB310GB310&ie=UTF-8&aq=t&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fllnw.store.thesims3.com%2Fcategory.html%3FcategoryId%3D11566%26index%3D0
Clothing: http://209.85.229.132/search?hl=en-GB&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fllnw.store.thesims3.com%2Fcategory.html%3FcategoryId%3D11584%26index%3D0&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB310GB310&ie=UTF-8
Hair: http://209.85.229.132/search?hl=en-GB&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fllnw.store.thesims3.com%2Fcategory.html%3FcategoryId%3D11959%26index%3D0&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB310GB310&ie=UTF-8

There's as much "buyable" content there as there is on the vanilla game, that basically means that half of the games content upon launch is not available in the vanilla game, you have to buy it SEPPARATELY. Be aware, 1 dollar = 100 simpoints so if someone decides to buy all the extra stuff they'll be wasting a lot more money than they paid for the "full" game.

EDIT:
I calculated how much would cost someone to buy all the Home Décor stuff (and keep in mind it's just 1 package from the 4 they're selling).

123 items, with a total cost of 7475 SimPoints, making it cost $74.75

Yes, you heard it right, that's how much you pay for getting 123 items and that's just 1/4th of the stuff they're gonna sell sepparately on release. This is BULLSH**.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 25, 2009, 09:38:38 pm
Wait a minute, you're telling me that EA is trying to cash in on something? WHAT? WHHHAAATTT?! THIS IS MADNESS!

I mean, Madden 09, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 00, 99, 98, 97... FIFA 09, 08, 07... Tiger Woods 09, 08, 07... TS1, 7 Expansions, TS2, 8 expansions and (what 6?) Stuff Packs, (need i go on?), those were all for the customer and didn't leave out any content at all for the sake of making more money.

But now that EA is trying to make money by selling 'stuff' online instead of a pack; why, this is ludicrous! Not that EA is a big, (and if you take a look at some stock prices), non struggling company, i mean who are they to try and do what other companies do and make money?

I mean heck, why bother giving the user 1000 points to spend from the start anyway? They should just make us pay! I mean that's all they ever do right? They've cut content from TS3 in order to make money on expansions and people buying stuff from the Sims store! How dare they insult us! I mean, this has nothing at all to do with people pirating all their crap! Why, they are punishing the customer for making them pay for content that is inaccessible to pirates! Its irrational that they would try to make money in such a way! Those fat cats!

This is just as bad as Blizzard charging MONEY to transfer characters, changing names, or even changing hairstyles! How dare them for that! And releasing Starcraft 2 in three parts so we have to pay for the same game with a changed story THREE TIMES? WHAT? Why on earth would Bethesda charge money to provide people with cut content for the sake of making money? Dont they love us? I mean, who is Valve to charge us paying customers for Half life 1, then Half Life 2 episode 1, 2, and presumably 3 and not just release the entire god dam game for cheaper?! I mean, why the heck are these guys trying to make money for?! Their companies after all, they have no right!

Who are these companies to charge us even though they have CLEARLY cut content for the sake of making money? I say we dont buy any of their crap from now on!

Oh... wait...

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 25, 2009, 10:00:15 pm
Why, they are punishing the customer for making them pay for content that is inaccessible to pirates!
The content will be pirated eventually and you know it.
Whilst I agree to an extent with your feelings (they get complaints if they release a stuffpack with things in people don't personally use, then they get complaints if they sell it all seperate by-item), the issue here isn't that they're making extra stuff, its that they've already got a store line-up and the game hasn't even hit the shelves yet. It just leaves a sour taste in peoples mouths, and I can see why.

Quote
blah blah blah
Slippery slope, man. How about you step away from the logical fallacy.
Sequels are seperate titles. What we're talking about here, is like going to a restraunt and ordering a meal and a dessert. When the dessert arrives you ask for a dessert spoon instead of the soup spoon, and they say it'll cost a tiny bit extra for it. Its no big deal, but it doesn't sit well with people, out of distaste rather than the hyper-reactionary issue. People feel they're entitled to it all because its 'impolite' to stash things away to sell them seperately, but its business, and businesses do this all the time. Nobody recalls who did the first nasty, but businesses can't stay afloat on goodwill and customer loyalty alone. People pirate and make a huge fuss, businesses cut corners and duck and weave. The world keeps on turning. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 25, 2009, 10:08:38 pm
Blah blah blah is apt to describe what's starting up here.
Look, guys. These arguments have all been made before, in far more words, in far better formatting, and in far better venues than this place.

If any of you want to change anything about this whole little thing going on here, you'd better have some new light to shed on this because little or nothing has changed. Any Joe-nobody can chime in placing blames against EA or Maxis, the economic system, the players, or the pirates. The question is whether or not you can actually change something.
Are you going to take on the responsibility to make change or are you just going to sit there and blather on about nothing?

Otherwise, you're just wasting words on one of many millions of forums with something to say but nobody at all important around to hear it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Little on May 25, 2009, 10:11:26 pm
Destroy the Capitalist pigs! Vive la Revolution!

 :D:P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 25, 2009, 10:14:21 pm
Reprimand

Aw... party pooper...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 10:20:21 pm
Wait a minute, you're telling me that EA is trying to cash in on something? WHAT? WHHHAAATTT?! THIS IS MADNESS!

I mean, Madden 09, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 00, 99, 98, 97... FIFA 09, 08, 07... Tiger Woods 09, 08, 07... TS1, 7 Expansions, TS2, 8 expansions and (what 6?) Stuff Packs, (need i go on?), those were all for the customer and didn't leave out any content at all for the sake of making more money.

But now that EA is trying to make money by selling 'stuff' online instead of a pack; why, this is ludicrous! Not that EA is a big, (and if you take a look at some stock prices), non struggling company, i mean who are they to try and do what other companies do and make money?

I mean heck, why bother giving the user 1000 points to spend from the start anyway? They should just make us pay! I mean that's all they ever do right? They've cut content from TS3 in order to make money on expansions and people buying stuff from the Sims store! How dare they insult us! I mean, this has nothing at all to do with people pirating all their crap! Why, they are punishing the customer for making them pay for content that is inaccessible to pirates! Its irrational that they would try to make money in such a way! Those fat cats!

This is just as bad as Blizzard charging MONEY to transfer characters, changing names, or even changing hairstyles! How dare them for that! And releasing Starcraft 2 in three parts so we have to pay for the same game with a changed story THREE TIMES? WHAT? Why on earth would Bethesda charge money to provide people with cut content for the sake of making money? Dont they love us? I mean, who is Valve to charge us paying customers for Half life 1, then Half Life 2 episode 1, 2, and presumably 3 and not just release the entire god dam game for cheaper?! I mean, why the heck are these guys trying to make money for?! Their companies after all, they have no right!

Who are these companies to charge us even though they have CLEARLY cut content for the sake of making money? I say we dont buy any of their crap from now on!

Oh... wait...



Are you being sarcastic or are actually defending them? Because I couldn't really get it.

If you think it's normal though, here's some more math for you:

Home Décor: 123 items, 7475 SimPoints = $74.75
Home Improvement: 20 items, 1450 SimPoints = $14.50
Clothing (Female): 60 items, 4400 SimPoints = $44.00
Clothing (Male): 61 items, 4550 SimPoints = $45.50
Hair (Female): 38 items, 3725 SimPoints = $37.50
Hair (Male): 9 items, 2000 SimPoints = $20.00

Total: 311 items, 23600 SimPoints = $236.00

Yes, ****ing 236 dollars if you want all extra stuff while the vanilla game itself LACKS in content (although it has quite a lot more than these packs) and costs WAY less. I'm not pissed off because we have to pay for it, I'm pissed off because we have to pay SO MUCH and this stuff is available on release, they DON'T include it in the game, ON PURPOSE, to make you pay more 236 dollars extra.

Between this overexpensive crap or the expansions + stuff packs, I'd rather have the latest. I mean, 1 DOLLAR FOR..... A COUCH

And maybe people wouldn't pirate their stuff if they didn't release an expansion/stuff pack every 2 months or so. They forget that most of the people who buy The Sims are underage, they can't work, they need time to accumulate money and if people don't have money when a game comes out they pirate it and most won't bother actually buying it. Oh, did I mention that their stuff packs were expensive? I can take the expansion price but Jesus, this is too much BS.

Finally, I'd rather have to pay $50 bucks once a year to get some kind of mega expansion than having to buy something for $30 every few months.

Oh, one final word. Who doesn't charge for new content? 1 word, 1 company..... Valve
They release cool stuff for all their recent multiplayer games, the Survival Pack for L4D, all the TF2 updates (weapons, changes, and now starting addin hats too) and they don't ask for 1 single extra dollar.
And this is one of the many reasons I own every Valve game and quite a lot of games using the GoldSrc and Source engines.

Maybe EA should take Valves route, everyone loves them because they keep their games alive after release, they add stuff, they don't charge extra and people coming back for more.

What happens if you pirate a Valve game? You can't play it online, you don't get updates as often as the pirates have to make an "update" of their own and that takes quite a while. So people just end up buying their games, and they get the proper service, they don't get charged extra and they love it, so they keep coming back for more and that's why Valve sells so much and so well.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 25, 2009, 10:24:48 pm
L4D was woefully lacking prior to the big update, and to be honest it is still pretty shallow for me, as fun as the novelty was at first.
TF2? I'll give you that.
But don't forget that they actually snipped out the extra limbs from the Cute+Creepy stuffpack for spore, and released them for free, then made the Cute+Creepy free with new purchases of Spore in some places.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 10:31:02 pm
L4D was woefully lacking prior to the big update, and to be honest it is still pretty shallow for me, as fun as the novelty was at first.
TF2? I'll give you that.
But don't forget that they actually snipped out the extra limbs from the Cute+Creepy stuffpack for spore, and released them for free, then made the Cute+Creepy free with new purchases of Spore in some places.

That's true, but C&C was overpriced anyways for the stuff it had, it wasn't worth the $20 I paid for it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 25, 2009, 10:36:24 pm
EA is kicking the microtransaction train into high gear. Battlefield Heroes was the start. By bringing it to a game like The Sims they're bringing it to a mass market. Enjoy the last days of microtransaction-free gaming because the future is here. 8)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2009, 10:37:21 pm
EA is kicking the microtransaction train into high gear. Battlefield Heroes was the start. By bringing it to a game like The Sims they're bringing it to a mass market. Enjoy the last days of microtransaction-free gaming because the future is here. 8)

I'll just *Yarr* the future I guess.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 26, 2009, 07:35:40 am
I won't buy any of that junk if I can already recreate Brucie Kibbutz (GTAIV). 'Be Genetically Different, Baby!'
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 26, 2009, 07:41:29 am
http://cristgaming.com/pirate.swf


I'll leave this here.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 26, 2009, 07:48:48 am
That's going on my favorites list. Like now.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 26, 2009, 07:50:27 am
EA is kicking the microtransaction train into high gear. Battlefield Heroes was the start. By bringing it to a game like The Sims they're bringing it to a mass market. Enjoy the last days of microtransaction-free gaming because the future is here. 8)

I don't mind micro transactions usually.  Often they help expand on already great games.  The problem is when developers are all like, "Hooray!  Thanks for buying our new game!  Now if you want any actual content in it you'll have to pay."

Valve's business model FTW!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 26, 2009, 08:02:45 am
Micro transactions are satanism.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on May 26, 2009, 04:09:40 pm
Micro-transactions are the cause of AIDS and Republicans.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Little on May 26, 2009, 04:23:24 pm
Micro-transactions are the cause of AIDS and Republicans.

QFT
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 26, 2009, 05:08:28 pm
Besides, we all know that we'll just share(ARRR) the content. Atleast where I'm from, we do, mostly because they pull bull like this.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 26, 2009, 05:57:45 pm
Besides, we all know that we'll just share(ARRR) the content. Atleast where I'm from, we do, mostly because they pull bull like this.

Yeah, I wouldn't mind buying all that content if the total price was $10-$20, but $200+ is just extremely stupid, even more so considering the content is available on release...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 27, 2009, 07:30:45 am
Well then you should

DO WHAT YOU WHAT YOU WANT COZ A PIRATE IS FREE. YOU ARE A PIRATE.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: IamMe on May 27, 2009, 11:54:00 am
YAR HAR FIDDLE DEE DEE
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 27, 2009, 03:59:56 pm
BEING A PIRATE IS OUR RIGHT TO BE!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Luminar on May 27, 2009, 04:50:48 pm
DO WHAT YOU WANT COS WAREZ ARE FREE
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: IamMe on May 27, 2009, 04:56:38 pm
YOU

ARE

A PIRATE!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 27, 2009, 05:06:29 pm
Hey guys, tone the pirate party down. There's nothing wrong with your opinions but I don't want you guys trumpeting what you intend to do.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: a14gt on May 27, 2009, 05:26:56 pm
i find it hard to make myself pirate anything more than $5. Back to the sims 3 though, i wonder if you can make a decent pirate...what'll be good pirate traits?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 27, 2009, 05:28:18 pm
Brave!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 27, 2009, 06:48:26 pm
Yeah, and kleptomaniac!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 27, 2009, 07:00:25 pm
Brave, Klepto, Mean Spirited, Slob, Charismatic.
Favourite colour is black. Favourite food is fish and chips. Favourite music is... uhm... indie?
A lifetime goal of... become a world-class catburglar?
Then just hope for a pirate hat and eyepatch in the store.

I wonder how hard it'll be to add our own stuff this time around. What with neighbourhood locaions being tied to the workplaces and such.
Hmm, and would we be able to upload our own stuff to the exchange, and earn simpoints from them, with which to buy other (official) items?
Still, £30, and only eight days left in which to decide on preorder (for £10 off, at game.co.uk)
I've already preordered Spore : Galactic Adventures. Even if I flipped a coin I wouldn't be able to make up my mind just yet :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 27, 2009, 07:09:04 pm
I've already preordered Spore : Galactic Adventures.

You should have just sent that money to me, I'd have wasted it for you at no extra charge.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 27, 2009, 07:11:17 pm
Transparent. You'd just use it to send off for an ambassador and extra jarate kit.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 27, 2009, 10:16:31 pm
Micro-transactions are the cause of AIDS and Republicans all politicians.

Fixed.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 28, 2009, 09:06:37 am
Brave, Klepto, Mean Spirited, Slob, Charismatic.
Favourite colour is black. Favourite food is fish and chips. Favourite music is... uhm... indie?
A lifetime goal of... become a world-class catburglar?
Then just hope for a pirate hat and eyepatch in the store.

So about 50% of all the people living in Sweden have that personality? You wouldn't believe how many is pirating in Sweden, those who aren't have their friends or family members do it for them. Downloading pirated material can't be made into a crime in Sweden really, because then a huge amount of Swedens population would be considered criminals. You can't sentence 3 million people to a few months in prison or to pay a couple of 1000 dollars if the total population is 9 million.

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Martham112 on May 28, 2009, 09:09:30 am
Brave, Klepto, Mean Spirited, Slob, Charismatic.
Favourite colour is black. Favourite food is fish and chips. Favourite music is... uhm... indie?
A lifetime goal of... become a world-class catburglar?
Then just hope for a pirate hat and eyepatch in the store.

So about 50% of all the people living in Sweden have that personality? You wouldn't believe how many is pirating in Sweden, those who aren't have their friends or family members do it for them. Downloading pirated material can't be made into a crime in Sweden really, because then a huge amount of Swedens population would be considered criminals. You can't sentence 3 million people to a few months in prison or to pay a couple of 1000 dollars if the total population is 9 million.

He meant a "Yarr" pirate.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 28, 2009, 09:13:10 am
Brave, Klepto, Mean Spirited, Slob, Charismatic.
Favourite colour is black. Favourite food is fish and chips. Favourite music is... uhm... indie?
A lifetime goal of... become a world-class catburglar?
Then just hope for a pirate hat and eyepatch in the store.

So about 50% of all the people living in Sweden have that personality? You wouldn't believe how many is pirating in Sweden, those who aren't have their friends or family members do it for them. Downloading pirated material can't be made into a crime in Sweden really, because then a huge amount of Swedens population would be considered criminals. You can't sentence 3 million people to a few months in prison or to pay a couple of 1000 dollars if the total population is 9 million.

He meant a "Yarr" pirate.

So did Huckbuck o_0
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 28, 2009, 09:22:03 am
Its confusing when yarr pirate and dl pirate is the same word..
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: /lurk on May 28, 2009, 09:32:00 am
Waitwaitwait.

You mean you're not sitting at your computers with eyepatches and pirate hats?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 28, 2009, 09:33:31 am
Some of us are.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 28, 2009, 09:53:05 am
Would be if I wasn't at work.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 28, 2009, 10:19:59 am
YARRATE ANYONE?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on May 28, 2009, 10:20:04 am
You mean you're not sitting at your computers with eyepatches and pirate hats?

ofcofcofc...

 ::)

*Runs to closest hatstore*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 28, 2009, 10:54:42 am
YARRATE ANYONE?

A jar full of piracy that you throw at your enemies making them lose all their money? :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 28, 2009, 11:01:37 am
Transparent. You'd just use it to send off for an ambassador and extra jarate kit.

Ummm. No... I was going to... uh.

LOOK OVER THERE! ITS SIMCITY 5!


Anyhoo, I was conteplating getting the Sims 3 but this microtransaction thing has nixed all interest I had in it. Of course, I'm yet to be afflicted with Summer Boredome  :-\

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on May 28, 2009, 11:08:56 am
Definetly getting the game.  Don't think I"ll pratake in their money-making super scheme that is the shop, but that's their loss, not mine.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 28, 2009, 11:20:03 am
YARRATE ANYONE?

A jar full of piracy that you throw at your enemies making them lose all their money? :D
Valve must add this for the Demo. He has an eyepatch, making him pirate enough!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 28, 2009, 11:29:33 am
Definetly getting the game.  Don't think I"ll pratake in their money-making super scheme that is the shop, but that's their loss, not mine.

Same, I'll buy the game itself but I'll probably yarr the stuff in the store.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 28, 2009, 11:46:35 am
Transparent. You'd just use it to send off for an ambassador and extra jarate kit.
Anyhoo, I was conteplating getting the Sims 3 but this microtransaction thing has nixed all interest I had in it. Of course, I'm yet to be afflicted with Summer Boredome  :-\
Yeah, I think i'd get Sims3 but the microtransaction store deal is making me pretty apprehensive. I mean, just buying that one item you absolutely must have? Thats a nice start, its just that whilst having the extra option of extra content is a great idea, I have to admit it makes me feel a bit irrationally cheated... having that content so close yet so far away. I mean, its probably a great solution to the usual stuff-pack approach, but to have the store stocked and running immediately on release kind of makes me feel a bit dubious about it.

I'm torn, really. I've tried the leak and I like it, and I keep playing it. That makes me implicated by my damned sense of morality to buy it, but £30 feels like a lot for this game, and i've yet to see how this cash-for-content wave will pan out. Plus I don't know just how much of the leak represents the final release, just what amount of tweaks they will do, and how much extra is added. Buggrit.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 28, 2009, 04:56:23 pm
Transparent. You'd just use it to send off for an ambassador and extra jarate kit.
Anyhoo, I was conteplating getting the Sims 3 but this microtransaction thing has nixed all interest I had in it. Of course, I'm yet to be afflicted with Summer Boredome  :-\
Yeah, I think i'd get Sims3 but the microtransaction store deal is making me pretty apprehensive. I mean, just buying that one item you absolutely must have? Thats a nice start, its just that whilst having the extra option of extra content is a great idea, I have to admit it makes me feel a bit irrationally cheated... having that content so close yet so far away. I mean, its probably a great solution to the usual stuff-pack approach, but to have the store stocked and running immediately on release kind of makes me feel a bit dubious about it.

I'm torn, really. I've tried the leak and I like it, and I keep playing it. That makes me implicated by my damned sense of morality to buy it, but £30 feels like a lot for this game, and i've yet to see how this cash-for-content wave will pan out. Plus I don't know just how much of the leak represents the final release, just what amount of tweaks they will do, and how much extra is added. Buggrit.

The [Beep] leak is incomplete, the [boop] leak however is the full thing. I've tried both and other than a few bug fixes there is no new content.

Please don't give out names of torrent files please.     ~Gec

^ They're not names of torrents, they're names of the team who ripped them, there's tons of torrents ripped by those teams so I wasn't giving anything specific but alright :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 28, 2009, 07:06:55 pm
Definitely buying this, but I'm going to go yarr some other stuff right now... Or am I?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kishmond on May 28, 2009, 07:09:43 pm
Anyhoo, I was conteplating getting the Sims 3 but this microtransaction thing has nixed all interest I had in it. Of course, I'm yet to be afflicted with Summer Boredome  :-\

I feel so lucky I have GTA4 to help me with that.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 29, 2009, 05:47:48 pm
Pff, GTA4...

Real men go outside and shoot people!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 29, 2009, 11:02:19 pm
Haha, I tried creating an account with the key generated by the keygen and got this message:

The key you entered is not invalid, please type in a valid key bla bla bla

Wait, so it's not invalid but you need something valid, what?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 29, 2009, 11:10:10 pm
Ha, official typos are the best kinds
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 30, 2009, 09:45:11 am
"I don't think i'd pay full price for this game, i'll just uninstall my leaked version and wait for it to come down in price"
..."After I just make this"
..."Oooh I could recreate this other character of mine"
..."I want to try out this awesome house layout I just thought of"

Damn self-inflicted piratey morals. I've preordered the game now.
Ban torrents, they make me buy games I wouldn't have otherwise bought.
>=(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 30, 2009, 12:32:30 pm
Be wary, the game does contain Securom, and does attempt to 'phone home'. See for yourself, first post, rest is unneeded for the purposes, and a few extra things for your health to decline;

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,14987.0.html (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,14987.0.html)

And no, it is not a hacker site, but it does not also condemn piracy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 30, 2009, 12:49:48 pm
I'll just block ET from phoning home then.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 30, 2009, 01:00:17 pm
Yes, but it'll still get the normal people who aren't aware of it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 30, 2009, 01:46:43 pm
Be wary, the game does contain Securom, and does attempt to 'phone home'. See for yourself, first post, rest is unneeded for the purposes, and a few extra things for your health to decline;

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,14987.0.html (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,14987.0.html)

And no, it is not a hacker site, but it does not also condemn piracy.

Wrong (http://bumped.org/tek/2009/05/25/second-sims-3-leak-now-claims-to-be-final-version/)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 30, 2009, 04:47:13 pm
Heh, the so called 1.0.632.00002 patch that EA is "going to release" already exists for the second leak <.<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 30, 2009, 05:01:35 pm
To eropS,

Nothing in that says the Sims 3 doesn't contain securom...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on May 30, 2009, 05:34:58 pm
Yes it does. Actually read the article.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on May 30, 2009, 06:15:11 pm
Eh, there was a single tiny sentence about it, how could I not skip it? I scan, not read intensely.

The fact that the first leak had securom at all is an indication that it is still possible that the real, out-of-the-box version, may have securom, it might even be buried more to be less noticeable. I do not trust them until the modders have had their inspections of the disk version.

It seems to be that EA is somehow involved in atleast one of the leaks.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 30, 2009, 09:53:12 pm
Eh, there was a single tiny sentence about it, how could I not skip it? I scan, not read intensely.

The fact that the first leak had securom at all is an indication that it is still possible that the real, out-of-the-box version, may have securom, it might even be buried more to be less noticeable. I do not trust them until the modders have had their inspections of the disk version.

It seems to be that EA is somehow involved in atleast one of the leaks.

Considering they ALREADY have a patch ready to be released when the game is and that the patch fixes bugs reported by the people who played the leak, I wouldn't be surprised. I still laugh at the people who think the final game will have more content than the second leak xD
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2009, 01:24:39 am
Looks like EA has some sense of humor:
http://www.thesims3.com/mypage/?sourceid=ea3517
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yuu on May 31, 2009, 02:54:10 am
Child Abuse! :o

How could they? :'(



Maxis's! Your days are numbered! >:(


EDIT: That's it! I'm e-mailing Jack about this...

Videogame violence must be stopped!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 31, 2009, 03:37:21 am
Page not Found D:
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on May 31, 2009, 03:39:13 am
Page not Found D:

You phail.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 31, 2009, 03:53:03 am
Ummm. No... I was going to... uh.

LOOK OVER THERE! ITS SIMCITY 5!


Where? The real one and not stupid Sim City Societies?

Seriously they need to get a complex new sim city like Sim City 4 but merged with Spore-like Building editors.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yuu on May 31, 2009, 03:59:33 am
That would be awesome.

Seriously, they could just go ahead and do the base game and the guys at Simtrop and SC4D will eventually do the rest.

But as it is, EA's too busy with their two cash cows The Sims and Spore to ever bother with SC's following. Well, that's EA for ya. Expansions, expansions, expansions, and then ignore their other, not-so cash cow series. :(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 31, 2009, 05:01:46 am
Page not Found D:

You phail.
Way to spot the troll
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: munchkin5 on May 31, 2009, 09:19:57 am
Ummm. No... I was going to... uh.

LOOK OVER THERE! ITS SIMCITY 5!


Where? The real one and not stupid Sim City Societies?

Seriously they need to get a complex new sim city like Sim City 4 but merged with Spore-like Building editors.

aha! (http://www.citiesxl.com/)

and it's endorsed by simtropolis.

but it doesn't have building editors...

as far as we know...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 31, 2009, 09:29:55 am
Yeah, I gave up on hopes for a Sim City 5. I don't doubt that Maxis ever will, but Cities XL looks very promising nonetheless. You should probably check it out Hydro. Seriously.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 31, 2009, 10:03:22 am
You can listen to your own songs in sims 3


I'm listening to jizz in my pants as we speak D:
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on May 31, 2009, 04:59:20 pm
Hah!  ;D To compound the funniness, all the people living outside North America won't have any idea what that is!

P.S. I'm going to mod in Astronaut Jones as a TV show. I love SNL!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: /lurk on May 31, 2009, 05:17:06 pm
You can listen to your own songs in sims 3


I'm listening to jizz in my pants as we speak D:

Oh, so it has alt-tab support like almost every other game <_<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on May 31, 2009, 05:49:36 pm
No. As in, you can play your own music ingame. Through the speakers YOU buy. With the same closer/further song volume change.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on May 31, 2009, 07:43:56 pm
I believe that the point that he's making is something along the lines of "whoop-de-freakin'-do."

Because you can listen to your music while you play anyway.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 31, 2009, 07:58:22 pm
Now if the sims were somehow intelligent enough to react to your choices of music, that would be cool.
This is not the case. It could just as well be static noise.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 31, 2009, 08:36:18 pm
Yeah, as if Sims have any conscientious awareness of what they are listening to then playing your own music in the game is just novel.

Now if EA can somehow implement the same program they use on Audiosurf in the Sims 3 dance animations...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on May 31, 2009, 09:38:59 pm
Then they would look like they're terrified insects flinching to the beat.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 31, 2009, 09:56:23 pm
Nah, I think they can script it. It doesn't have to be that procedural. They will dance subtly during soft parts in the song and transition to more intense moves during aggressive tones of the song.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 31, 2009, 10:02:39 pm
Two more days for those of us who didn't get the leak! Woo!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on May 31, 2009, 10:08:19 pm
6 years until I get the The Sims 3 Ultimate Collection Pack! ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2009, 10:13:45 pm
And a bonus CD with screenshots of The Sims 4
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 31, 2009, 11:32:25 pm
Ummm. No... I was going to... uh.

LOOK OVER THERE! ITS SIMCITY 5!


Where? The real one and not stupid Sim City Societies?

Seriously they need to get a complex new sim city like Sim City 4 but merged with Spore-like Building editors.

aha! (http://www.citiesxl.com/)

and it's endorsed by simtropolis.

but it doesn't have building editors...

as far as we know...


Wow! That's impressive!

(http://www.citiesxl.com/components/com_expose/expose/img/alb_1/img_1233663279_124_lg.jpg)

This guy looks familiar. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yuu on June 01, 2009, 01:32:29 am
OH MY *****ING GOD!!! :o :o :o :o


Wait... did they even get permission to do that?




EDIT:
Hah!  ;D To compound the funniness, all the people living outside North America won't have any idea what that is!

I do.

And I'm on the other side of the planet.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Saganmaineiac on June 01, 2009, 03:55:04 pm
I'm getting it tomorrow for sure!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 01, 2009, 06:15:13 pm
I went to the store today to pre-order it since I lost my pre-order ticket that I had (it was only 1€ so I don't care) thinking I'd be able to pick up my copy tomorrow and turns out it's only coming out on Friday here in Portugal.

At least I pre-ordered it again and I'll continue playing the leak until friday :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 01, 2009, 10:17:22 pm
I am thinking about picking it up tomorrow. I have not pre-ordered. Though who play it tell me what you think.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2009, 12:00:54 am
It's worth it, I've actually spent more than 24 hours playing this game and keep coming back for more, this comes from a person who didn't enjoy The Sims 1 or 2 much.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 02, 2009, 12:42:10 am
It's worth it, I've actually spent more than 24 hours playing this game and keep coming back for more, this comes from a person who didn't enjoy The Sims 1 or 2 much.

That's great to hear. What feature or features do you like the most?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2009, 02:04:42 am
It's worth it, I've actually spent more than 24 hours playing this game and keep coming back for more, this comes from a person who didn't enjoy The Sims 1 or 2 much.

That's great to hear. What feature or features do you like the most?

Traits, the job variation, the rewards you get for specializing in something or exploring (eg. I got a money tree from a special seed that I found while rummaging the garbage of a neighbor, I have ghosts walking around my house and using my objects at night because my Kleptomaniac sim stole some tombstones from the graveyard and put them on his garden. You also get special items for getting to the top level of a job and if you switch jobs you can keep them). The life-time rewards are also great, they work like extra traits and you get points to obtain them when you do something your sim wants to do something or when you train some skill.

In terms of building and buying, it's much better. You can custom texture & paint any object, clothes, hair, floor tile, wall paint etc in the game. It's also really easy to make basements since you can drag the stairs down 1 floor underground and then just level the rest of the floor accordingly.

The game itself loads fast and runs more smoothly than TS2 (with the great advantage of not having loading screens after the initial load that takes about 30 seconds), 1 neighborhood has tons of places to explore and modify. Contrary to what most people think, you can actually control multiple families in one neighborhood, they'll work as different saves in the Save menu but you can interact with the other families you have created (it's like an alternative story basically). Everyone in the game ages and dies alongside with you and new generations are born, there are random sims that don't even have a house in the neighborhood you live in (but they can move in if you invite them and then they'll belong there).

This is just the stuff I can pull out of my mind right now but there's much more.

There's also the advantage that there will be an open-source (and free) modeling/texturing program that some guys are making alongside with EA that will be available soon after release meaning that tons of new free textures and models will start appearing very soon. The program also seems very easy to use from what I've seen.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 02, 2009, 02:09:39 am
There's also the advantage that there will be an open-source (and free) modeling/texturing program that some guys are making alongside with EA that will be available soon after release meaning that tons of new free textures and models will start appearing very soon. The program also seems very easy to use from what I've seen.
:o
Everybody can stop whining about the store, we don't need it anymore :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 02, 2009, 07:27:29 am
I went to the store today to pre-order it since I lost my pre-order ticket that I had (it was only 1€ so I don't care)

Wait, Pre-ordering cost money in your country  ???

That's humbug, even though it's just 1$  >:(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 02, 2009, 07:37:53 am
It's a deposit. You're paying a little for the game early.

I payed €5.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 02, 2009, 07:54:57 am
In the leak, I recreated a character from City of Heroes that I made ages ago : Arsonbot. An android hitman turned good. The funny thing? It kind of worked. Lowest pitch on one of the male sets occasionally gives an odd, grinding timbre, making it sound vaguely robotic. Plus the "Iron Bladder", "Dirt Resistant" and "Hardly Hungry" perks I purchased with lifetime satisfaction points after putting him through the military reflected who he was even more. The ability to recolour/retexture objects was great, he got a pretty good outfit from the defaults.

In fact, all the default stuff in the leak was enough to recreate -all- characters I wanted, so far. The only thing lacking was a truly bald hairdo, but the shaved head hairdo worked just fine when I recoloured it to be indistinguishable from his scalp. :3
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2009, 08:00:40 am
In the leak, I recreated a character from City of Heroes that I made ages ago : Arsonbot. An android hitman turned good. The funny thing? It kind of worked. Lowest pitch on one of the male sets occasionally gives an odd, grinding timbre, making it sound vaguely robotic. Plus the "Iron Bladder", "Dirt Resistant" and "Hardly Hungry" perks I purchased with lifetime satisfaction points after putting him through the military reflected who he was even more. The ability to recolour/retexture objects was great, he got a pretty good outfit from the defaults.

In fact, all the default stuff in the leak was enough to recreate -all- characters I wanted, so far. The only thing lacking was a truly bald hairdo, but the shaved head hairdo worked just fine when I recoloured it to be indistinguishable from his scalp. :3

I only have some stuff to complain about the actual Sim editors:

1. There are no separate ties (as acessories). They come with a certain shirt/suit.
2. There is no "bald" hairstyle, closer you can get is very short hair which you can change the color to something close to the skin color.

I guess this will be solved once the model editing program is done (which according to the developers will be soon, they're now able to import/export games from/into the game, they just have to code in the layer support (aparently the modeler has to paint certain parts of the model with up to 4 special textures so that the custom objects can be painted in-game)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 02, 2009, 08:01:35 am
Do you have the name of that program, or, even better, a link to its website?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2009, 08:13:31 am
Do you have the name of that program, or, even better, a link to its website?

Yes: http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 02, 2009, 09:01:26 am
Do you have the name of that program, or, even better, a link to its website?

Yes: http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop
Thanks!
Good thing they made part of the program open source. So even if they stop developing Workshop, other people might pick up some of their work.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 02, 2009, 09:55:04 am
Ahem.

All of the downloads that I've found are around 5-5.6 Gigabytes in size, but according to this: http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements (http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements), the final version should be about 6.5 gigs in size plus an extra 1 gig for custom content (i.e. furniture skins, etc., etc.). Now, one would naturally conclude that the leaked (probably reviewer's) version is in fact missing quite a bit of content and that many of the bugs present in it will be smashed in the final version.

*sighs at people not doing their homework*

Well we did do our homework, people got the game from certain stores, the FULL final game.

Have a screenshot of the launcher taken by a guy who actually bought his copy:
[snippity]

The version number is the same as the one from the leak by the way. Here's mine (don't mind the IE error, it happens because the crack is blocked from using the internet):
[snip]

MYTH BUSTED

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj178/Cowless_bucket/A_pirated_proof.jpg)

Myth Confirmed!

Maybe. Unless it's a fancy European version.

P.S. Sorry for the retarded picture. I wanna go play it now.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 02, 2009, 10:27:48 am
probably recent update.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 02, 2009, 11:21:37 am
I just went and bought it (imagine that, buying, the game  ::) )

It came with a $10 card for buying stuff online. Not sure I like that idea though.  :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 02, 2009, 11:28:29 am
You just got 1000 free simpoints worth of official downloadable content. Its still free, man :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 02, 2009, 11:31:39 am
Store = Useless

Custom content ftw.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 02, 2009, 01:50:11 pm
You just got 1000 free simpoints worth of official downloadable content. Its still free, man :P

No, I mean the idea of payed DLC.
It came with a card that looks like my MMO time cards.

Yannick is right, good thing there is custom content still.

Anyway, it's basically Sims 2 with a lot better UI. Very streamlined.
I still like it, it's not like it could of changed a whole lot.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 02, 2009, 02:00:51 pm
probably recent update.

The problem with that is that it never downloaded an update. At all.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 02, 2009, 02:41:55 pm
(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2328/screenshotr.jpg)


This can only go well...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 02, 2009, 07:24:08 pm
I like this game
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2009, 08:01:21 pm
Ahem.

All of the downloads that I've found are around 5-5.6 Gigabytes in size, but according to this: http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements (http://kotaku.com/5112216/here-are-your-sims-3-system-requirements), the final version should be about 6.5 gigs in size plus an extra 1 gig for custom content (i.e. furniture skins, etc., etc.). Now, one would naturally conclude that the leaked (probably reviewer's) version is in fact missing quite a bit of content and that many of the bugs present in it will be smashed in the final version.

*sighs at people not doing their homework*

Well we did do our homework, people got the game from certain stores, the FULL final game.

Have a screenshot of the launcher taken by a guy who actually bought his copy:
[snippity]

The version number is the same as the one from the leak by the way. Here's mine (don't mind the IE error, it happens because the crack is blocked from using the internet):
[snip]

MYTH BUSTED

<snip>

Myth Confirmed!

Maybe. Unless it's a fancy European version.

P.S. Sorry for the retarded picture. I wanna go play it now.


Wait, were you saying that I was right or wrong? because my leak version right now is 1.0.632.00002.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on June 03, 2009, 12:23:36 am
My launcher's welcome page is a garbled mess.
EDIT: Nevermind, it went away. Page loaded.

In any case, I got my copy.
I'm ready to start... sharing stuff.
Or whatever.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 03, 2009, 04:55:42 am
So what's new compared to sims 2?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2009, 06:29:32 am
I like this game

I agree. But so far from my experience the Sims 3 nothing like the Sims 2. Its like comparing apples to oranges. Sure they are both fruit but that's about as similar as you get. If anything is more like an RPG mixed with he original Sims.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: SBD on June 03, 2009, 06:46:15 am
I like this game

I agree. But so far from my experience the Sims 3 nothing like the Sims 2. Its like comparing apples to oranges. Sure they are both fruit but that's about as similar as you get. If anything is more like an RPG mixed with he original Sims.

Whats similar with the original Sims?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 03, 2009, 06:59:18 am
I'm so friggin lucky. Because of a mismatch in price, I got a collectors edition cheaper then the actual game without anything.


Wub my plumpbob USB :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2009, 10:32:04 am
If any of you who bought the game wanna spend your 1000 points in an useful way, contact me. (ts3 store collection almost complete *hint* *hint*)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 03, 2009, 10:32:51 am
Oh, my favorite thing thus far. Not NEEDING friends to get promoted.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 03, 2009, 12:09:24 pm
I know, you can make delightful loners who are still succesfull.  Makes alot more sense.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Saganmaineiac on June 03, 2009, 12:14:44 pm
I like this game

I agree. But so far from my experience the Sims 3 nothing like the Sims 2. Its like comparing apples to oranges. Sure they are both fruit but that's about as similar as you get. If anything is more like an RPG mixed with he original Sims.
Btw, when will you make a sim 3 rome/caveman from this?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 03, 2009, 12:23:27 pm
When the mods have been made. And when he can make an entirely new neignborhood, which I predict to be the second or third expansion pack.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 03, 2009, 02:15:26 pm
They seem to have done with The Sims 3 what i wished them to do so i am going to check it out. They manage to do so with The Sims 2 to when it came out.

A bit scary when you think about it. Are they spying on me?

>_>
<_<
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2009, 04:00:24 pm
I like this game

I agree. But so far from my experience the Sims 3 nothing like the Sims 2. Its like comparing apples to oranges. Sure they are both fruit but that's about as similar as you get. If anything is more like an RPG mixed with he original Sims.
Btw, when will you make a sim 3 rome/caveman from this?

I was going to do a meta game but there seems to be a lot less control. Plus modern NPCs are everywhere. No prehistoric or rome custom content, etc. In short it is looking like the Sims 3 just can't make a good caveman game.

When the mods have been made. And when he can make an entirely new neignborhood, which I predict to be the second or third expansion pack.

Indeed. You have to remember I did not make the first Sim Caveman until "Sims 2: Seasons" came out.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 03, 2009, 05:36:40 pm
Sooo...i am a total control freak in games like this. I remember you being able to make a custom town in the sims 2.

Can i do that in the Sims 3?. Like buidl every house and populate it?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2009, 05:39:18 pm
Thanks to me and quite a lot of other people we now have the TS3 Store available for free, not gonna post info here obviously. Just letting you guys know, speak with me privately *cough*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Luminar on June 03, 2009, 05:41:34 pm
Legal or what?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2009, 07:18:54 pm
Legal or what?

Well, in theory everyone that helped make the pack got it with the SimPoints that came with their copies, of course giving it to a second party automatically makes it illegal but would you rather get this or pay $200+ of content that should have been in the actual game itself at release time?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 03, 2009, 07:21:56 pm
So... How would I go about procuring those?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2009, 08:26:28 pm
As I said, contact me privately :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 04, 2009, 03:50:39 am
Man, I got so far with my character. He lived till 120 years old master the science track, got his lifetime wish fulfilled and even had enough skills to cook Ambrosia, caught a Deathfish and had top gardening skills too yet he could never find the darn Fruit of Life seed to make Ambrosia.

So now i made a wife for him even though he is dead. Her quest will be to do all the stuff for Ambrosia plus resurrect the poor guy. Hopefully If i can get a tree going I will never have to worry about them dying. If i could only find the seed.

Wish my girl sim luck! Otherwise i will have 2 dead sims. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 04, 2009, 06:07:49 am
I found one of those. I think I got it from a book since I know I didn't pick it up.

I'm currently growing it  :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 04, 2009, 07:11:56 am
Ahh... So Immorality is still in if you work for it? Seems logical that it should be considering it was in The Sims 2. (Though it was fairly easy to get in The Sims 2)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 04, 2009, 10:06:51 am
Surely there are cheats to stop ageing? In the last one I used them, because it was annoying. But with the neighbourhood ageing as well, I may actually keep it...When I get it that is.

So what is different? Nobody answered me last time.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 04, 2009, 10:32:10 am
It's not a cheat, there's an actualy "Disable Aging" option.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 04, 2009, 11:37:25 am
Man, I got so far with my character. He lived till 120 years old master the science track, got his lifetime wish fulfilled and even had enough skills to cook Ambrosia, caught a Deathfish and had top gardening skills too yet he could never find the darn Fruit of Life seed to make Ambrosia.

So now i made a wife for him even though he is dead. Her quest will be to do all the stuff for Ambrosia plus resurrect the poor guy. Hopefully If i can get a tree going I will never have to worry about them dying. If i could only find the seed.

Wish my girl sim luck! Otherwise i will have 2 dead sims. :P

Fruits of Life by themselves give you more time, and if get her to get Ambrosia, feeding it to the sim will resurrect him. If you want, I could give you the general location where the seeds often spawn, where I found mine.


@TheSims3Store

I got everything I wanted/was useful, and still have 400 SimPoints left. Honestly, the majority of stuff in there is ****, as you'd expect from EA.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Dass on June 04, 2009, 11:42:40 am
Man, I got so far with my character. He lived till 120 years old master the science track, got his lifetime wish fulfilled and even had enough skills to cook Ambrosia, caught a Deathfish and had top gardening skills too yet he could never find the darn Fruit of Life seed to make Ambrosia.

So now i made a wife for him even though he is dead. Her quest will be to do all the stuff for Ambrosia plus resurrect the poor guy. Hopefully If i can get a tree going I will never have to worry about them dying. If i could only find the seed.

Wish my girl sim luck! Otherwise i will have 2 dead sims. :P
If you should guess Hydro, how many hours have you spent playing sims  :P
Without trying to sound rude in any way..
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 12:24:20 pm
So what is different? Nobody answered me last time.

Gee, what a nice, specific question that can be answered with a nice, specific answer.

Well. The career's are different. When at work you can decide on how much effort you put in, whether you want to train a skill specific to work or not, meet your co workers, hang out with the coworkers you meet, sleep during work, etc. All of which effect your performance. You do not need a certain 'friend count' in order to get promotions, although being friends with your coworkers does improve the rate at which your performance bar increases. As does your mood and your skill specific to work (IE athletic career gives bonuses for having high body). Also you get career opportunities such as reading a book to improve performance or befriending a team mate. Also you get paid hourly so when starting out i think i got about 73 dollars at rank one for an entire days work, woooo. But the cool part about the hourly wage is the raise system. Good performance or completing career opportunities can provide your Sim with a raise in their hourly wage, so my Superstar (level 9 athletic) Sim got a nice 54$ raise which is a noticeable increase. So, jobs are actually a fun part of the game and not just a 5-8 hour gap of no play.

The mood system is also new. You get moodlets for upwards of 2days (but mostly ~8 hours); or say your house is nice you get a permanent moodlet as long as you are in your house. Moodlets increase your mood (which in turn increases performance at work and attitude towards other Sims) or decrease it, a bad mood Sim is awful to handle but easy to deal with. A Sim can be put in a bad mood because he is 'Starving'; 'Really Tired'; etc. These can be solved simply by eating or sleeping and the bad moodlet will go away. Its fun handling the moods so they are usually all positive. Also, you have 6 sliders, Hunger, Hygiene, Bladder, Fun, Social, and Energy. Managing them is much easier as food usually always fills you up, and the game calculates how long until the Sims is fully rested and will give you a time if you hover over the sleep icon long enough.

Also you get bonuses for doing certain things within skills. Like with Body, I have run 500 km therefore my Sim lives longer, I have spent 75 hours doing cardio, therefore i don't get fatigue (and subsequently sore); the same goes with Strength workouts.

There are other special and 'skill' opportunities that are random and awesome (usually giving cash or a skill increase if fulfilled)

Theres a lot different, try asking a more specific question so I can give a better answer.

Hope you buy it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 04, 2009, 12:40:17 pm
So what is different? Nobody answered me last time.

Gee, what a nice, specific question that can be answered with a nice, specific answer.

Well. The career's are different. When at work you can decide on how much effort you put in, whether you want to train a skill specific to work or not, meet your co workers, hang out with the coworkers you meet, sleep during work, etc. All of which effect your performance. You do not need a certain 'friend count' in order to get promotions, although being friends with your coworkers does improve the rate at which your performance bar increases. As does your mood and your skill specific to work (IE athletic career gives bonuses for having high body). Also you get career opportunities such as reading a book to improve performance or befriending a team mate. Also you get paid hourly so when starting out i think i got about 73 dollars at rank one for an entire days work, woooo. But the cool part about the hourly wage is the raise system. Good performance or completing career opportunities can provide your Sim with a raise in their hourly wage, so my Superstar (level 9 athletic) Sim got a nice 54$ raise which is a noticeable increase. So, jobs are actually a fun part of the game and not just a 5-8 hour gap of no play.
The mood system is also new. You get moodlets for upwards of 2days (but mostly ~8 hours); or say your house is nice you get a permanent moodlet as long as you are in your house. Moodlets increase your mood (which in turn increases performance at work and attitude towards other Sims) or decrease it, a bad mood Sim is awful to handle but easy to deal with. A Sim can be put in a bad mood because he is 'Starving'; 'Really Tired'; etc. These can be solved simply by eating or sleeping and the bad moodlet will go away. Its fun handling the moods so they are usually all positive. Also, you have 6 sliders, Hunger, Hygiene, Bladder, Fun, Social, and Energy. Managing them is much easier as food usually always fills you up, and the game calculates how long until the Sims is fully rested and will give you a time if you hover over the sleep icon long enough.
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So you actually go to work with your sim then?
Also you get bonuses for doing certain things within skills. Like with Body, I have run 500 km therefore my Sim lives longer, I have spent 75 hours doing cardio, therefore i don't get fatigue (and subsequently sore); the same goes with Strength workouts.
That sounds awesome
Hope you buy it.

I'm planning on getting it for my birthday, so just over a month...can I wait..?

Ok, as the neighbourhood ages the entire time, can you quickly flip between who you are controlling the whole time?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 12:44:23 pm
You don't actually go to work with your Sim, they just walk into a building and then you just decide how they act via a drop down menu. The applies to things such as working out as well (you can chose to have basic workout, don't break a sweat (no hygiene loss, slower increase), Pace self, Push It, Quick Burst).

You know I don't know, I don't play with multiple families so I can't tell you if switching between families is smooth, though I doubt it is.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 04, 2009, 12:53:57 pm
You know I don't know, I don't play with multiple families so I can't tell you if switching between families is smooth, though I doubt it is.

It isn't.  Also, regarding your $53 raise, when my sim reached the 10th level of the forensics stram of the law career, they got a crazy bonus of $270 or so per hour.  It was insane.

Especially because all my other sim got when he finished was a raise of like $15.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 04, 2009, 12:57:03 pm
So how much are you following them about the neighbourhood?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 04, 2009, 01:08:11 pm
I'm doing more of it now that they are both done with their lifetime wish and have retired.  Their scheduals were hectic for a while so it was pretty much one was always at work and the other was always sleeping at any one time.  Not much following around for me to do.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 04, 2009, 01:35:50 pm
A cool thing in sims 3 is that even after reaching level 10 in your career, raises never stop. As long as you perform well and do opportunities, the only end to your raises is how long your sim lives.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 04, 2009, 02:59:02 pm
Surely there are cheats to stop ageing? In the last one I used them, because it was annoying. But with the neighbourhood ageing as well, I may actually keep it...When I get it that is.

Yeah but i don't want to cheat for that. Its more fun to work for it.

Ahh... So Immorality is still in if you work for it? Seems logical that it should be considering it was in The Sims 2. (Though it was fairly easy to get in The Sims 2)

Yeah. Its almost like the quest to the center of the Galaxy in Spore. You have to work extra hard to get to it. And your bound to repeat it over and over. :P

Man, I got so far with my character. He lived till 120 years old master the science track, got his lifetime wish fulfilled and even had enough skills to cook Ambrosia, caught a Deathfish and had top gardening skills too yet he could never find the darn Fruit of Life seed to make Ambrosia.

So now i made a wife for him even though he is dead. Her quest will be to do all the stuff for Ambrosia plus resurrect the poor guy. Hopefully If i can get a tree going I will never have to worry about them dying. If i could only find the seed.

Wish my girl sim luck! Otherwise i will have 2 dead sims. :P
If you should guess Hydro, how many hours have you spent playing sims  :P
Without trying to sound rude in any way..

2 overnights i guess, I only got it in the evening of June 2nd. I pushed the super fast button a lot. Basiclly pause to set up what i want to do then push super fast speed.


Also you get bonuses for doing certain things within skills. Like with Body, I have run 500 km therefore my Sim lives longer, I have spent 75 hours doing cardio, therefore i don't get fatigue (and subsequently sore); the same goes with Strength workouts.


I did not know that. One of the fun things i found was that as a mad scientist you can use a science gun to improve objects. This is beyond just being handy and improving them such as self cleaning or unbreakable.

I have also heard that if you pick vegetarian you live longer. But I have not tried it out to see.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 03:07:57 pm
Oh, sweet! You can buy property such as the restaurant or bookstore! My Sims is now owner of the Bistro (cost 12,500$ to be a partner, then 25,000$ to buy out). I'm pulling in 3,000$ a week, I believe forever (I'm pretty sure I can pass it down generationally).
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 04, 2009, 03:10:06 pm
Oh, sweet! You can buy property such as the restaurant or bookstore! My Sims is now owner of the Bistro (cost 12,500$ to be a partner, then 25,000$ to buy out). I'm pulling in 3,000$ a week, I believe forever (I'm pretty sure I can pass it down generationally).

Oh yeah I forgot that. My now dead mad scientist sims was a partner with the grocery store.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 03:14:56 pm
Can you pass it to your kids?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 04, 2009, 03:31:31 pm
When I pre-ordred Sims3 I could have sworn that we were suppose to get a free download car. Not the car for the Collector's Edition but for preorder. Did anyone else get it?

Also, my page name is under LadyM if anyone wants to add me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 04, 2009, 04:53:55 pm
So wait, you have cars, fishing, store ownership, all in the original? What on Earth are they going to stick into the expansions?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 04, 2009, 05:13:46 pm
Pets and Vacations maybe?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 04, 2009, 05:17:05 pm
Nah probally "Stuff" collections of Toys/Bathroom/Clothes/ect i have never bought anyone of those in the sims2 its just more items that dont do anything but look diff
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 07:27:06 pm
So wait, you have cars, fishing, store ownership (You just get a weekly check, not any thing like in Open For Business), all in the original? What on Earth are they going to stick into the expansions?

Im hoping for real dining/dates (Nightlife) (As of now you walk into the restaurant); Seasons (THIS FIRST!); universities (especially if they have the open feel of the cities!); and vacations. I can do without pets.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 04, 2009, 08:37:28 pm
Figuring out Create A Sim is very hard. I'm a little ticked right now. I spent a long time making my sim and ended up saving as household I guess so I can't get it back on the editor. However I now notice that you can upload them as a Sim which might let you edit them as custom. I'm not sure I can recreate it again. *grumble*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 04, 2009, 10:40:24 pm
So my Sim made and ate ambrosia and then died. She also had a death flower in her inventory but for some reason could not give it to the grim reaper. Grrrrr!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 04, 2009, 11:01:01 pm
Wait wait wait woah woah woah. Death Flower? Give to Grim Reaper? Death by food? What?!

Speaking of death can you marry ghost? I still haven't tried.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 05, 2009, 04:43:36 am
I would like the Open for business expansion to come here so you can customize the stores. Till they fix it i will still be playing Sims2
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2009, 04:44:50 am
Ok so this is a very long story ...

I made my 1st character named Alex Kyhot a Native American mad scientist who could not find the fruit of life seed needed form ambrosia. But he did get the death fish. He died never finding it. He had a death flower but the reaper would not take it. He also lived in a custom cabin by the beach.

So I made Lani Kealoha a Hawaiian super chef. She was able to get all the ingredients and made ambrosia yet soon after she ate it she died. She too had a death flower but could not give it to the reaper. She lived in the shotgun pre-made house.

So i made Lazlo Wells a Black Criminal and part time guitarist. He was also a keep to, moocher and all around greedy guy. He was able to steal from Lani's old house her tomb stone and death fish. He left the life fruit alone. However he eventually ate her death fish by accident. He put her tomb stone in the graveyard for safe keeping. I tried to have him steel thing and go in the criminal job path so he could get up enough money to buy Alex's cabin by the beach but he was just too poor and getting old fast. So he changed plans.

Rather than taking objects from the Landgrabs mansion he courted one of the daughters. Eventually he got married to her and was filthy rich! The girls love the bad boys you know. He kicked out the rest of the family and they moved into Lani's old house.

Meanwhile he sold the mansion and moved into Alex's cabin by the beach and found his urn inside. He then re-collected Lani's urn from the graveyard and placed them on the lot. Their ghosts would come out and night and everything was ok for now.

However since Lazlo was not skilled enough to fish for more death fish or make ambrosia it was looking grim for them ever coming back. But Lazlo is a lucky guy (his trait) and the Landgrab Science Center was doing a test involving bringing ghosts back to life. So Lazlo brought Alex's grave to it and they tried to bring him back. Sadly he was only half back. he was a ghost but i could control him.

So now that he was back somewhat he did not want them living in his cabin. So he booted out Lazlo and his wave and they moved into Lani's old house with Lazlo's sister in-law. Alex did have the skills to fish and got some more death fish. And then stopped by Lani's old house and harvested some life fruits.

You could guess what happened next. He used one fruit for ambrosia and one fruit to plant in his garden. Then ate the ambrosia and came back to life. He was old but he was alive again! :D Now all he has to do is wait until his life fruit plant makes more fruit and he can make some more to bring back Lani. Then they can get married and live happily ever after as wealthy immortals forever feasting on ambrosia. :D

Or so I hope. With the Sims 3 anything could go wrong so i will keep you posted on what happens to my mad scientist. Wish him luck!  8)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2009, 06:21:28 am
Holy crap it seems like there are many more possibilities in TS3 than I thought, I mean you're talking about stuff I haven't even noticed (like the death stuff) and I've been playing for 3 weeks.

The Sim I play with right now is a thief on his path to master thief, he's also a pro musician :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 05, 2009, 07:49:45 am
@ Hydro.. now that's a story. ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on June 05, 2009, 07:51:19 am
@ Hydro.. now that's a story. ;)

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/feature-articles/sims-3-life.php

>.>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 05, 2009, 07:52:29 am
Metagame, metagame, metagame!

It doesn't have to be Caveman or Rome or whatever. Just a vanilla The Sims 3 metagame, where the forumites choose things. It'll at least do me over until I get it on Monday.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2009, 08:00:03 am
Make a gamingsteve family and we choose what happens to them!

If you go with this, I want to claim my place in there :X
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 05, 2009, 11:14:42 am
Me 2 :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: ilikesanta on June 05, 2009, 11:22:30 am
Doh this game sounds fun. When is this game coming out for steam?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 05, 2009, 01:23:04 pm
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9982/pimpf.png)
Frigging pimp.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 05, 2009, 01:32:23 pm
Ok so this is a very long story ...

Oh the drama!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2009, 02:04:47 pm
@ Hydro.. now that's a story. ;)

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/feature-articles/sims-3-life.php

>.>

Yeah things go very fast to keep track of. Plus i want to enjoy the game for now.

Metagame, metagame, metagame!

It doesn't have to be Caveman or Rome or whatever. Just a vanilla The Sims 3 metagame, where the forumites choose things. It'll at least do me over until I get it on Monday.

Maybe in awhile for now I am having fun on my own. If you don't want to wait why don't you get the game and start your own meta game?

*not a pimp image*
Frigging pimp.

That's no pimp! If I cared I would show you a real pimp sim!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 05, 2009, 02:16:16 pm
Real pimps wear white. For they are deities.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 05, 2009, 02:38:15 pm
I posted this somewhere else too but here is my sim.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/Sims%203/Screenshot-14.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 05, 2009, 02:47:13 pm
I gotta be honest M, that's the best self-sim I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 05, 2009, 03:32:24 pm
Hmm, all the screen shots of my sims turn out dark. How are you guys taking your pictures?

But here's one of me:

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4059/joshfink.jpg)

I didn't add facial hair since I don't like any of the ones in the creator.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Veraal on June 05, 2009, 03:35:49 pm
Good god, the shirt or whatever looks like skin.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 05, 2009, 03:47:11 pm
Things that annoy me in Sims 3:
- No interaction with other families you made.
- As a teen, cops know where you are. No exceptions. The moment it turns 23h and you're still out, may god have mercy on your soul.
- No custom patterns as of yet.
- Once a burglar gets a hold of something, even if he loses from the cop, you'll lose it. I lost two cars that way. In. One. Night.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 05, 2009, 03:59:46 pm
Doh this game sounds fun. When is this game coming out for steam?

Have you heard of this amazing new technology they have? It's called a CD, and you can buy a copy from your local video games store. You know, a real shop. Not virtual my friend, oh no, these geniuses have been able to actually construct real things. I know it's hard to believe, but it is now possible to go down to the shops and buy something, without having to faff around on the internet.

Things that annoy me in Sims 3:
- As a teen, cops know where you are. No exceptions. The moment it turns 23h and you're still out, may god have mercy on your soul.

Wait, so all teens have a curfew? What dictatorship is this?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 05, 2009, 04:07:40 pm
...Teens have a curfew now
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 05, 2009, 04:12:38 pm
Got the game today. I've spent around 3 hours with it. I think it's alright, a lot like the previous game but more fun :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 05, 2009, 04:14:13 pm
...Teens have a curfew now

What?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 05, 2009, 04:22:51 pm
...Teens have a curfew now

What?

http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/PUBS/reform/ch2_c.html
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2009, 04:23:10 pm
Doh this game sounds fun. When is this game coming out for steam?

Have you heard of this amazing new technology they have? It's called a CD, and you can buy a copy from your local video games store. You know, a real shop. Not virtual my friend, oh no, these geniuses have been able to actually construct real things. I know it's hard to believe, but it is now possible to go down to the shops and buy something, without having to faff around on the internet.

There's no need to be rude, some people like to keep stuff on Steam because CDs get old and scratched...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 05, 2009, 04:26:17 pm
...Teens have a curfew now

What?

http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/PUBS/reform/ch2_c.html

Oh right yeh, America. Glad we don't have one over here...or if we do I used to break it a lot...

Is there an option to turn it off?

I guess there's always gonna be a cheat pop up sometime...

There's no need to be rude, some people like to keep stuff on Steam because CDs get old and scratched...

Yeh, but if the choices are between having a CD and just being fairly careful with it, as seemed fine a year or two ago, or waiting for ages for it to come out on Steam, why on Earth is that a hard choice?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2009, 04:40:19 pm
I posted this somewhere else too but here is my sim.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/Sims%203/Screenshot-14.jpg)

Wow that looks just like you! And i should know i met you!

EDIT: Here is the nice beach house Alex Kyoht built with the money he got after being resurrected.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Sims3/sims3_000000.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Sims3/sims3_000001.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 05, 2009, 05:49:12 pm
I just got the game and i will soon post a pic of a sim that im gonna make that will look like me
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on June 05, 2009, 06:09:30 pm
The roof on your house is amazingly tall, Hydro. :D

Any rooms up there?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 05, 2009, 06:27:30 pm
- No interaction with other families you made.
Actually, i've found you can. Use the "edit town" option (from inside the game, whilst playing as any household), then click the button on the left, to switch to another household. Whilst the promises you made to sims in the previous household are removed, you can switch back and forth between families and still interact freely between them. The trouble is, the longer you spend playing one family, the more chance your other households might take initiative and do something you're not so keen on. Traits like "flirty" mean they're more likely to swan in and out of relationships (sometimes collecting a child on the way), whereas "ambitious" means they're more likely to stick to their job, at least if it leads closer to a lifetime ambition.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2009, 07:14:37 pm
The roof on your house is amazingly tall, Hydro. :D

Any rooms up there?

Actually I made the roof shorter after i took the picture. I thought ti was too tall too. And no rooms on the 3rd floor. However there is a basement.

And in other news ...

Alex brought Lani back to life. However since she did not know him and did not live there she quickly left. Now Alex has to find her before she dies again and romancer her enough to move in with him.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Sims3/sims3_000002.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on June 05, 2009, 07:36:09 pm
I just got into gardening. It's pretty cool, but it sucks up a lot of time.

And a promise came up I hadn't seen before. "Be worth more than 300000 simoleons."
That won't take long. I make so much damn money.  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 05, 2009, 08:06:19 pm
So I found a problem with the way I'm playing.

I planted a bunch of apple trees, and now my guy lives off apples. I'm not joking, I sold the fridge and everything. I have like 100+ apples.

Anyway, I've been reading about ambrosia, and I have a life tree. However, it looks like I need a cooking of 10 >_<

So much for that...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 05, 2009, 08:11:39 pm
my guy wants to be a Robot-Human and be like epic sadly i have crazy people in my neigborhood and people who steal my newspaper  so i got to keep talking to them to see if they stop. My guy has no fun life this is his daily routine  7:00 am go to work, 4:00 pm go home, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eat/water Garden/shower/Talk to next door neighbor, 6:00 go to bed, and it repeats... He does nothing new and sometimes he plays computer
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2009, 10:13:25 pm
my guy wants to be a Robot-Human and be like epic sadly i have crazy people in my neigborhood and people who steal my newspaper  so i got to keep talking to them to see if they stop. My guy has no fun life this is his daily routine  7:00 am go to work, 4:00 pm go home, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eat/water Garden/shower/Talk to next door neighbor, 6:00 go to bed, and it repeats... He does nothing new and sometimes he plays computer

Exactly my only concern with all the sims games, it seems you have almost no time for what you actually want to do because everything takes so long. I mean, going to the bathroom which should take 1 to 5 minutes (on average) takes like 30 sim-world minutes, that's just not cool. I hope they fix that as well as allowing for a faster fast-forward.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 05, 2009, 10:40:39 pm
Except that going to the bathroom now happens maybe once or twice a day. I think the real problem is beds... It takes so long for a Sim to regain energy. Plus they get all pissy when they don't get enough sleep. I hate when my slavessims stop doing their work when they complain about 'too full bladder', 'too hungry', 'too sleepy'. My old TS2 sims got the job done.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 05, 2009, 11:11:04 pm
... Dont let them get hungry then? Sims in TS2 stopped doing work when they were in bad moods too. And Sleeping is fast, I don't know what your talking about but to get a full nights sleep is ~7 hours which is fast (seeing as how I require 10 to feel as though I'm fully rested)

And DD, you can lengthen the time a Sim lives via slider if you want more time. Also, you can purchase lifetime rewards that halt bladder decay, slow hunger and slow hygiene decay as well... Also, you realize the point of the game is maintaining the Sims mood and the challenge is finding time to do the things you want to, right?. If your that anxious just cheat... But i would assume you want to play by the rules so, deal with it? Its not as though the time it takes to take a piss has gotten LONGER by any means.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 06, 2009, 01:27:38 am
Metagame, metagame, metagame!

It doesn't have to be Caveman or Rome or whatever. Just a vanilla The Sims 3 metagame, where the forumites choose things. It'll at least do me over until I get it on Monday.

Maybe in awhile for now I am having fun on my own. If you don't want to wait why don't you get the game and start your own meta game?

I'll be getting the game today, but it's a birthday present, so I won't be able to install and play with it until Monday. Even then, I've got to install Civilization IV. But yes, I might just do that. If the pictures taken come out at a better resolution.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2009, 02:10:21 am
So Alex finally got Lani to fall in love with him and they became boyfriend and grilfriend. Then did some woo who and she moved in. Howver they have ot got married yet. I do not know why he can;t propose yet but oh well.

Then I moved him out to make a community garden house. Then I moved him back with Lani and made it into a community lot. It goes best next to Stoney Falls. I tried to make it match. It has also bathrooms and a picnic area. Fell free to use it.

It has all the basic plants except for money, cheese, steak, omni, patty and death. But it has a life fruit! :D

Stoney Falls Community Garden
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=46838
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on June 06, 2009, 03:17:39 am
Thanks to me and quite a lot of other people we now have the TS3 Store available for free, not gonna post info here obviously. Just letting you guys know, speak with me privately *cough*
youre a good man! Honestly, you have my complete respect...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on June 06, 2009, 08:50:22 am
Except that going to the bathroom now happens maybe once or twice a day. I think the real problem is beds... It takes so long for a Sim to regain energy. Plus they get all pissy when they don't get enough sleep. I hate when my slavessims stop doing their work when they complain about 'too full bladder', 'too hungry', 'too sleepy'. My old TS2 sims got the job done.

The bed problem can be solved by getting a better bed. It takes a few days to accumulate enough cash but the bed with the highest "sleep" rating is way better than anything else. As for the bathroom and hunger stuff, they have those little stat bonuses that can help you out if they really annoy you that much. The bathroom one is onto 10,000 points which isn't too difficult to rack up; however, the hunger one is slightly more expensive... but when you get it it's real nice.

Maybe you already know all this though.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 06, 2009, 08:59:50 am
I still think it takes too long to sleep (not the game time, in real-time when fast-forwarding)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on June 06, 2009, 09:19:44 am
That's prime bathroom break/snack time.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 06, 2009, 09:36:32 am
Not fair that I have to wait til the 18th...

I want this game NAOH!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 06, 2009, 10:14:51 am
These might seem silly questions but I can't figure it out and I don't have a prima guide.

1. How do you plant a garden? I've managed to pick some fruit at the Science lab.

2. How do you get bait for fishing?

3. Is there anyway to get a Sim to show up in the CAS custom sim bin?

4. How do you get death flowers?

Has anyone else toured the mausoleum? The Sim I was playing hated it and was scared for hours.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 06, 2009, 12:53:16 pm
Explore Catacombs for win.

1. Once you have Gardening Lv1 (You'll need to take a class or water somebody's plants)

2. I have no idea. I just fish baitless until I get trouts.

3. No idea

4. I assume either exploring catacombs or planting them, but no idea.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 06, 2009, 01:20:57 pm
1. How do you plant a garden? I've managed to pick some fruit at the Science lab.
At first, you use seeds you find on the ground. The best place to find these are in the central park (default town). They appear as small light-coloured blips on the floor. At first you can only plant normal seeds, but as your gardening skill improves, you can plant uncommon, rare and special seeds. You click them from your inventory and pick "plant" or "plant many" if you have more than one of the same type. After that point, whenever they need tending to, the option will appear on the radial action menu when they are clicked (once every day, I believe). At first you can only water and harvest them, but afterwards you can weed them, and fertilise them. Fertilisation uses any raw food item (fruit, seed, fish) and acts as a quality and lifespan boost to the plant, taking a few days to kick into effect, then a few days more before it runs out and needs re-fertilising. I think you only need skill 1-2 to plant whole fruit and such, not needing just the seeds.

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2. How do you get bait for fishing?
At first you can only fish with the default lure (empty hook). After you get one or two skills in it, you'll be able to attach bait, such as seeds and fruit. After another skill or two in fishing, you'll be able to use live bait (other fish). The quality of the bait, as well as the type, influences how fast you catch certain fish, and what quality they are, I think.

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3. Is there anyway to get a Sim to show up in the CAS custom sim bin?
I dunno about that yet. I learned the hard way to save a copy of the sim before I ever leave the CAS screen to play the game.

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4. How do you get death flowers?
They'll be one of the special seeds you can plant at nearly maxed-out gardening skill. I remember spotting a death plant in the graveyard somewhere, but I could only view it. I'm assuming you don't want to even try to harvest it the first time you're available to. Imagine a 'failed attempt' on a death plant? Eeee.

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Has anyone else toured the mausoleum? The Sim I was playing hated it and was scared for hours.
Hahah, yeah. Its great, you can find items in there at random too. It seems very rare that you'll ever leave the mausoleum without something like a 'terrified' moodlet. The choice-boxes that appear whilst you're in there seem to influence how long you can stay in there for. A 'wrong' answer making you leave sooner, or find less items.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 06, 2009, 02:17:06 pm
Ive never gotten a terrified moodlet from the mausoleum, just edumacated.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 06, 2009, 02:22:51 pm
Then you're probably using an "evil" character, then.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 06, 2009, 02:27:33 pm
Nope, Genius; Lucky; Easily Fascinated; and some others but not Brave or Evil.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 06, 2009, 02:31:53 pm
You never fail to harvest plants. Once the death flower has the 'harvest' option, go ahead and do it to get the death flower, which can be planted at Lv10 Gardening.

And at patman, I know about all that, but I'm annoyed that they refuse to do work that may take 10 minutes, and they won't pee themselves for another 30 or 20 minutes. TS2 Sims still got the job done despite all that. Especially with the being in the red for energy. These sims start refusing to work when they're 3 hours away from passing out.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 06, 2009, 02:36:29 pm
You fail. You shouldnt have that problem unless your mood bar is yellow, you need more positive moodlets to set off the - 40 for being exhausted.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 06, 2009, 03:02:52 pm
In other news, ghost are made of win. If you can get past the constant annoying moaning sounds, they are pretty awesome. They don't have curfews (Well, the game doesn't tell me about them, nor have I been caught if there is), you never fail fixing electronic devices and if you do, you can't die. The place will be on fire though, but your ghost will just stroll out and be all like "feels good man". And if you really want a normal sim (the moaning is annoying, aswell as their tendency to scare everyone) you just feed some ambrosia.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Saganmaineiac on June 06, 2009, 03:59:23 pm
I just installed TS3!! ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2009, 04:07:47 pm
These might seem silly questions but I can't figure it out and I don't have a prima guide.

1. How do you plant a garden? I've managed to pick some fruit at the Science lab.

2. How do you get bait for fishing?

3. Is there anyway to get a Sim to show up in the CAS custom sim bin?

4. How do you get death flowers?

Has anyone else toured the mausoleum? The Sim I was playing hated it and was scared for hours.

1. Go into your inventory and plan the seed.

2. You fish and get it or go to the store to buy it.

3. Um they should show up automatically.

4. Go to the graveyard or find a random seed.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 06, 2009, 04:42:36 pm
From what you guys are saying this seems so unlike Sims as I know it...I can't wait to try it.

It seems much more like an RPG...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 06, 2009, 05:04:50 pm
It's really cool. The possibility to adapt lifespans rocks too. 960 day lifespans for the win. I like long games.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2009, 05:34:09 pm
From what you guys are saying this seems so unlike Sims as I know it...I can't wait to try it.

It seems much more like an RPG...

Yep its like an open ended RPG more than a simulator game like Sim City.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 06, 2009, 09:31:20 pm
you just feed some ambrosia.

It sounds so very easy, doesn't it?

-In other news, the Collection Helper is made of WIN. I've found a HUGE reserve of gems and metals, plus it's making me filthy rich, when all my sim needs to do is run around town to the various spots it points out. It can find anything, seeds, gems, space rocks, ores, beetles, etc. Plus my sim recently reached his LTW to become an Astronaut, so he works only one day. The thing that annoys me though, is that the shear focus on becoming an astronaut pretty much ruined him romantically. He has nine days before crustifying(and I don't want to change the sim lifespans), and his first fiancee crustified the day after he proposed to her, so instantly broke up with her. Second prospect he spent so much time with, I forgot to ask if she was single, turns out she was already married. He also has only Lv3 cooking, and no gardening skill, so Ambrosia is out of the question. It's almost significantly tougher to find better mates in this game... The friggin story progression marries/girlfriends them all off.

This game is actually funner than TS2, but they both have their own goods. TS2 is much more flexible in the story than TS3, for sure... But it's still fun.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 06, 2009, 10:13:42 pm
So what do you with rocks/metals?

I see you can donate bugs, but rocks don't seam to do anything. Or maybe I haven't found the right kind.
Maybe I'll just adopt one as a pet  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 06, 2009, 10:16:19 pm
I feel your pain Razon. I was a Superstar and my fiance was old when i invited her over (to marry); so i had to break it off with her (because i want to spread my seed!) and instead i called up my boss and impregnated her, then married her 4 days later lol; Turns out she had a baby girl too!

Question, i have read that this game has branching careers, has anyone had any luck with this? IE: You have two Sims at level 10 in the same field but they have a different job?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 06, 2009, 10:58:25 pm
Bah, donate bugs. There are is a thousand simolean beetle and a thousand simolean butterfly, but I've never personally donated bugs.

As to the metals, you click them in your inventory to get the option to smelt them, so you send it off through the mailbox. You get ingot(s) back, which are bars, which are worth more than the ore unsmelted. Usually, you make a profit. I'm not too sure about Iron though. I know you do with silver, gold, etc.

With space rocks, you analyze them by clicking in inventory, and you get a chance at making them more pricey or less, then sell for pure profit.

Beetles, butterflies, space rocks, and ores are generally easy profit, but gems are the tricky little ones. You get them cut, same way as you smelt ore, but the cuts increase their value by X amount. What makes matters worse is that you must cut gems in order to gain more cut types. The only type of cut you don't get through cutting gems, is the heart-shaped cut, which you automatically get when you've found all the different types of gems, apparently, because I still can't get the brilliant cut. I looked around, and I found you need to cut 60 gems to get brilliant... gr...

But all the collections are generally just for making easy money. Oh, and you have to wait for the mailperson to bring your stuff.

And that sucks eropS... I seem to have the occasional problem finding the household a friend is in, so I never really know their family. I like that you can knock other sims up without marrying them, then see your spawn running around the neighborhood, automatically.

__________
The only thing I hate about this game is when all your sims' friends start dieing off... It's almost depressing.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 07, 2009, 12:42:53 am
I feel your pain Razon. I was a Superstar and my fiance was old when i invited her over (to marry); so i had to break it off with her (because i want to spread my seed!) and instead i called up my boss and impregnated her, then married her 4 days later lol; Turns out she had a baby girl too!

Question, i have read that this game has branching careers, has anyone had any luck with this? IE: You have two Sims at level 10 in the same field but they have a different job?

I was in the criminal career and I got a choice when I went from level 5 to 6 to choose between thief and another one. They basically end up with you being either Master Thief or some kind of Evil Lord of Destruction.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 07, 2009, 01:20:48 am
I feel your pain Razon. I was a Superstar and my fiance was old when i invited her over (to marry); so i had to break it off with her (because i want to spread my seed!) and instead i called up my boss and impregnated her, then married her 4 days later lol; Turns out she had a baby girl too!

Question, i have read that this game has branching careers, has anyone had any luck with this? IE: You have two Sims at level 10 in the same field but they have a different job?

I was in the criminal career and I got a choice when I went from level 5 to 6 to choose between thief and another one. They basically end up with you being either Master Thief or some kind of Evil Lord of Destruction.

Yeah i picked thief since my guy was not evil. He was just greedy.



EDIT: So i did it. I backed up my Sims 2 files and uninstalled all of the sims 2 games. :( I needed the space and even though I loved playing it it just has become too cumbersome to use. I feel bad though because i had so many xps for it. Oh well its not like they are gone forever and it did free up a lot of room on my C drive. However my poor backup D drive is nearly full when moving over all the hacks and mods i had for the Sims 2.

Lets just hope that I don't get sick of the Sims 3 like what happened with Spore. However its really too bad all those xp objects and mod objects can't work in the Sims 3. :(

But it did have a good run especially in the meta games i got out of it. Plus my write up about Sims 2 Seasons did win Steve's contest where i won Spore Galactic edition for free. So that's a plus.

However I am not to sure how quick will be willing to buy Sims 3 expansions or packs. I am kind of tired of being milked of my money by EA.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 07, 2009, 05:22:05 am
You can't find a suitable mate? Almost every mate I find is single. And even if they aren't, I just steal them away :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 07, 2009, 06:19:55 am
My sim just found a Lawn Gnowm down in the graveyard and he was exploring and he found it and its alive i put it on a shelf and it looked like a normal gnome and then i told my family to sleep as i looked around town to see what i should make them go to the next day and then i come back and the gnome is outside behide my trash can bending down.Its strange then later i told them to go to the Libary to read books for skills and then i come back and its hiding behide a tree. It runs off 0_0
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 07, 2009, 10:02:01 am
My sim just found a Lawn Gnowm down in the graveyard and he was exploring and he found it and its alive i put it on a shelf and it looked like a normal gnome and then i told my family to sleep as i looked around town to see what i should make them go to the next day and then i come back and the gnome is outside behide my trash can bending down.Its strange then later i told them to go to the Libary to read books for skills and then i come back and its hiding behide a tree. It runs off 0_0

Yeah, they do that :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 07, 2009, 11:20:25 am
Gnomes are weird, after all. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurGnomesAreWeirder)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 07, 2009, 11:47:48 am
What's the game like graphically, because from the screenshots/videos I've seen so far it doesn't look like a huge step up...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 07, 2009, 01:28:38 pm
What's the game like graphically, because from the screenshots/videos I've seen so far it doesn't look like a huge step up...

Your right. It looks like a cleaner version of sims 2
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 07, 2009, 02:23:29 pm
Since when do graphics have a huge pull? I'm pretty sure it was always  game-play > graphics.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 07, 2009, 04:13:31 pm
Personal preferences perhaps.

Obviously gameplay is important, but I like my games to be aesthetically pleasing.

And I was just a bit disappointed when I saw the pictures because I remembered the massive difference between the Sims 1 and 2 and was hoping for something similar.

But ah well.

But graphics do have a huge pull, even if you yourself don't care about them.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 07, 2009, 04:35:26 pm
Never though the difference between 1 and 2 was that big. What graphical improvements would you have liked if i might ask?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 07, 2009, 04:56:41 pm
The Graphics are better in my opinion because they work well with the Light and Shadow effect and the charactors look nicer and not bit boxy
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 07, 2009, 05:16:35 pm
My sim just found a Lawn Gnowm down in the graveyard and he was exploring and he found it and its alive i put it on a shelf and it looked like a normal gnome and then i told my family to sleep as i looked around town to see what i should make them go to the next day and then i come back and the gnome is outside behide my trash can bending down.Its strange then later i told them to go to the Libary to read books for skills and then i come back and its hiding behide a tree. It runs off 0_0
Yeah, they do that :D
Actually there are two garden gnome things, one is just an ornament, only sells for about $30. The other has a slightly different name and sells for about $1000, and will move around most nights, whilst you aren't paying attention. My first one loved to stare at any new plants in my garden, whilst the other kept going to my garage and sitting on the worktops and shelves.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 07, 2009, 06:29:16 pm
Yea mine jsut likes to hide place you wont find it at. it even hid behide the car :P so i couldn't see it till my sim drove away
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 07, 2009, 07:50:58 pm
Wait wait with these gnomes, where do i get a magic gnome?!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 07, 2009, 11:48:38 pm
Since I can't seem to be able to upload to the TS3 site even though I'm using my legit copy, I give you my house:

Bird View:
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5367/screenshotmht.jpg)
(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/818/screenshot2j.jpg)

First Floor:
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4774/screenshot4dsq.jpg)

Second Floor:
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6344/screenshot5l.jpg)
(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/4596/screenshot6z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 08, 2009, 01:32:03 am
Looks great! And it looks like an efficient layout too.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 08, 2009, 02:21:48 am
Never though the difference between 1 and 2 was that big. What graphical improvements would you have liked if i might ask?

Are you kidding? It was massive!

Sims 1:

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7312/566the20sims1.jpg)

Vs. Sims 2:

(http://www.gameguru.in/images/the-sims-2-kitchen-and-bath.jpg)

Sims 2 looks much better.

I don't know exactly what I expected from Sims 3, possibly a bit cleaner, I mean the trees still look kinda rubbish.

Saying all this, I'm speaking from screenshots, I don't own the game yet.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2009, 03:17:15 am
Sims 3 is great, when placing trees, etc around they come out in different random sizes, I don't remember that being in Sims 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Summoner on June 08, 2009, 06:16:56 am
Wait wait with these gnomes, where do i get a magic gnome?!
In the graveyard you go  to the building and click Explore and you try to go the right ways and you can get items like The Mysterious Lawn Gnowm and The Murder of PleasentVille and alot of other items
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 08, 2009, 06:50:44 am
Never though the difference between 1 and 2 was that big. What graphical improvements would you have liked if i might ask?
Are you kidding? It was massive!

Well i do not think the difference was that huge. It was mainly because you actually got a free cam. The Polygon count did get up a bit however i admit.

But it also have to do with diminishing returns. Graphics do not improve with the same wow factor as it did 10 years ago. It gets harder and harder to see any improvement. In fact a good 3D artist can do more with less polygons 5 even 10 years ago then a bad one can do today (And to be honest there are quite a few games today that sucks artistic wise even if they have 10 times the polygon count.)

I agree that some things probably could have been improved. I am with you with the trees. But i have not seen any game that really do make any nice looking trees. (And many of the cheep tricks used by some other 3D games to make nice looking trees would not work on The Sims 3.) Would  be nice however if they manage to develop a new method of making good looking trees.

Also remember that the systems requirements of The Sims 3 are rather low. I thin form a biz standpoint is better to go for the mass market then rather high end machines. The situation simply is different form what it was when The Sims 2 was new and i rather take these gradual improvements over a huge graphical update that would most likely screw with most uses considering what a mess the hardware have become lately.

It would be nice to see more flexible graphical setting in games today however. But i have not had the chance to test The Sims 3 yet so i can not really judge its settings.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 08, 2009, 07:12:20 am
Someone actually found that Sims 3 was actually easier on any computer than Sims 2, because Sims 2 was fairly messy. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Uroboros on June 08, 2009, 08:29:42 am
You can also find the 'living gnome' whilst fishing, sometimes you'll hook a drifting box, and it'll be inside. Its how I got both of mine.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 08, 2009, 09:13:12 am
Yeah i got it by exploring the catacombs and pushing the stick that said "Do not push"; what can I say? My dudes an idiot. :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 08, 2009, 09:19:25 am
So, I made an evil guy to represent one of my co-workers (What? He is rather evil)

Anyway, You can do a lot of stuff with an evil guy, like take an evil shower, take an evil slumber, and my favorite : Troll on a forum

 :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 08, 2009, 09:20:38 am
Yeah my next generation ive decided is going to be Evil, Insane, Mean, etc.   I need a crazy generation you know? Like the 70's.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 08, 2009, 05:33:55 pm
I get the feeling I'm going to end up making a few neighbourhoods....one which I actually play and let the story take me, and one which I just make full of crazy people and weird stuff.

In the sims 2 I had a town with Men In Black(kinda), complete with alien captives in a jail in the basement, accesible only from the bosses office in the top floor, some random murderer with this girl captive using the Saw mod, and can't remember what else.

I think those new personality traits can only help...Here's to insanity!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 08, 2009, 09:34:13 pm
... dude.... you're weird... I was thinking an insane evil Sim that did stuff like ding dong ditch and pranks and takes Evil showers...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Sub on June 08, 2009, 10:24:12 pm
I really like this game.  I was playing around with different ways of making money, I think I'm going to stick with writing.  My guy can spend a day or so writing a novel, it'll make 10,000 dollars a week for 6 weeks.  Not too bad
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2009, 11:47:29 pm
Any of you know how to call a Sim you don't control to a certain place? I want my sim to "murder" the others that he invites home :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 09, 2009, 01:02:16 am
Any of you know how to call a Sim you don't control to a certain place? I want my sim to "murder" the others that he invites home :D

You invite them to a lot or invite them home by calling them up. Note you have to have met them at least once before. You can also go to their houses directly.

I once called someone to go to the park, then went to see a movie, then dinner at the bistro and finally back to my place for the night. It you are suave enough she might even stay for the next day to do stuff and then you can ask over for the night again or even go out again.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 09, 2009, 01:03:57 am
Any of you know how to call a Sim you don't control to a certain place? I want my sim to "murder" the others that he invites home :D

You invite them to a lot or invite them home by calling them up. Note you have to have met them at least once before.

And not of lot contact with them.

I actually like the feature. Now if your sim talks to some random sim once by mistake they will forget them at some point.
Keeps from having a messy friends list.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on June 09, 2009, 01:56:01 am
If I meet anybody, they are friends instantly. And because I have so many friends, I meet the little challenge requirement thing so that my friendships don't decline.

My character is the most popular guy in town. It's nutty.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 09, 2009, 02:12:30 am
Long Distance Friends Reward + All the charisma bonuses = Fricking awesomesauce.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 09, 2009, 12:31:07 pm
I'm sad.  My sim painted an awesome painting of a samuri fighting some dragons, but wound up givning it to their workplace to complete an opportunity rather than keep it around to make a shrine to it's awesomeness.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 09, 2009, 12:37:26 pm
It's interesting how almost all the Sims 3 TV channels involve the Sims 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2009, 03:32:44 pm
Apparently a pattern making program is going to be released tomorrow, I'll post if it turns out to be real.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 10, 2009, 01:53:01 am
It's interesting how almost all the Sims 3 TV channels involve the Sims 2.
And all the games Sims can play are EA games :P

Also, when my Sim was playing on one of the consoles, and I paused the game, the game my Sim was playing just continued. So my Sim sat there freezed, while the car on the TV continue racing :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 10, 2009, 09:35:15 am
OK, so I've had this game since Monday and I can't play on it because of a stupid CRC error. The official forums had some ideas but I've tried some of them, but I trust you guys more.

Has anyone had the CRC error and has managed to get around it?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2009, 02:40:40 pm
Pattern Making program:
http://www.thesimsresource.com/workshop/news/view-post/post/11701/Workshop%20patterns%20plugin%20public%20beta%21

A wood pattern I made:
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6570/screenshot93.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 11, 2009, 03:43:15 pm
OOoh, that's nice DD.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 11, 2009, 04:59:18 pm
ugh... Pink dishwasher :S

The wood pattern is nice though ^^
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on June 11, 2009, 05:14:01 pm
ugh... Pink dishwasher :S

Could be worse.  Could be a purple monkey dishwasher. 
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 11, 2009, 05:30:27 pm
ugh... Pink dishwasher :S

Could be worse.  Could be a purple monkey dishwasher. 

*Slow clap*
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 11, 2009, 08:06:09 pm
Bah there are not enough varieity objects in this game my houses is so empty. :(

Things i miss from the Sims 2 to fill my house ...

- Piano
- Large Fish Tank
- Closets
- Hat/Clothing Rack
- Bowl of Fruit
- Washer & Dryer
- Water Heater
- Small Wood Pile
- Wishing Well
- Water Hose
- Solar Panels
- Orange Tree
- Lemon Tree
- Hamster/Guinea Pig Cage
- Cats and Dogs
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 11, 2009, 08:13:35 pm
It's EA, and the Sims. There will be expansion packs soon enough.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 11, 2009, 08:27:00 pm
It's EA, and the Sims. There will be expansion packs soon enough.

True, but i think  might go back to playing the Sims 2 for now since i have a lots of xps for them and lots of custom content. Not to mention i miss the whole Sim Caveman game play that it seems this game just can't do.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 12, 2009, 06:53:45 pm
It's EA, and the Sims. There will be expansion packs soon enough.
Wrong, the shop items will come soon enough. EA have mentioned they'll give free DLCs for the Sims 3, but at the price of having to buy stuff from the store. EA can't just completely go free like Valve.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 12, 2009, 07:42:23 pm
Gah, what is with those curfews.  What is Pleasentview, a police state?  Seriously.  I was once standing on the sidewalk outside my house, they pull up, pull me in the car, kick me back out and I get yelled at.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 12, 2009, 10:58:28 pm
Wrong, the shop items will come soon enough. EA have mentioned they'll give free DLCs for the Sims 3, but at the price of having to buy stuff from the store. EA can't just completely go free like Valve.

source?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 13, 2009, 05:38:55 am
Here is my short none structured review of the game. If i had done this more professional i probably would have written down some notes.

OK so i have played the game a bit now. I borrowed my brothers copy. Graphic wise is very smiler. Small improvement in general. But there going for the sims look over photo realism to start so i buy that. I have only played it on lower settings to get better performance.

One big change is that now everything is one big zone. But this also effects how the game is played. It is centered around one house hold and you can not freely switch as you could before. But you can create a new Zone for any other family you wish to play. It take a bit time to get used to. The long loading times are reduced BUT NOT gone. When moving the camera over some other part of town you will see a big slowdown. At least if you do not have a super top of the line machine. So you may still be a bit hesitant in visiting lots. But it is a lot better then what it used to be. Something i did notice and that i did not like was that a lot of commercial buildings (Most of them) where only props. This breaks the immersion i think and i would love see my sims work or go to school. I think the game would have won a lot if they where not props.

The Sims 3 encourage you to explore more. This is partly due to the more massive scope of the game. But also because a lot of different things happen at different places in the world. There are a lot of thing to collect in the world. Form small rock to big fish. If you just stay at home the experience will be a bit limited. The slowdown however do hinder your experience a bit.

I have noticed that some have said that environmental and comfort stat is gone form your sims. This is not true. But it is reworked (and improved if you ask me). Living in nice settings gives you sims a boost in there mood. Good Music, A nice meal, Nice art and so much more can add to this. Having a bad sleep or experting other bad effects can lower your mood. This system make a lot more sense and you other stats can trigger these moods (like the lack of sleep). All the base stats are now based on things on long term needs now and not short term effects (though these mood effects can last for quite some time in some cases.)

The game may seem a bit empty on content compare to The Sims 3 with expansions. But could be said about the Sims 2 when it was new. More things will most likely be added with expansions adding more depth to the game (Which is fairly deep already). I hope that the micro translations will not take over the Sims 3. I am not willing to pay a lot (or anything really) to get new small item via there store. I do not like micro translations as all and DLC i think is a bane on the industry. Same with half ass expansions. I want every expansion to add a new layer to the game and improve on the game. Not just add more content.

On the hole the game is good. Many Sims fans will probably like this game. But you might wish to test it out before you buy it. Some of the changes (Which i like) you may not approve of. Also you might find it a bit lacking compared to The Sims 2 when you have all the expansions (or just half of them. Boy there many.)

If i have to make a list of stuff i do miss (That i can think of at the moment.)

-Piano (like Hydro. Replaced somewhat by guitar and i understand why. Not a major thing i just miss it)
-Large Fish Tank (Again like Hydro.)
-Bowl of Fruit (especial since there are fruit in the game. Would be nice to store in one)

Stuff form expansions that i would like to see in
-Running a Business (I really liked the hole expansion. Running a company was fun except for the nasty load times)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 13, 2009, 06:29:53 am
I miss the tub :-\ . Now I got nothing to put on my oversized terrace.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on June 13, 2009, 09:28:32 am
I like how you can have insects in a terrarium. also i have a huge display of cut gems :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2009, 10:13:40 am
Man. My computer definitely has the system requirements, but when I play the game, it's on lowest graphics across the board and it's VEEERRRY laggy. What's worse is the drop-down menus, IE Choosing the neighbourhood at the beginning of the game or the type of material in CAST, only appear briefly.

I'm going to turn the PC off, remove the battery and put it back in (In sims 2 my pie menus only briefly flickered in and out, much like the drop-down menus. This is how that problem was fixed), updated DirectX, update my drivers and cross my fingers.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: MetallicDragon on June 13, 2009, 11:12:51 am
Just curious, what are your system specs?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2009, 11:22:39 am
Vista Home Premium
160GB HDD (About 55 free)
AMD Turion 64 X2 (2.0 GHz)
2GB RAM
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kenobro on June 13, 2009, 11:25:32 am
I have an awckward question.

Without meaning to, I left the Sims running, and my sim met with a sim of the same gender and ended up getting married.  Now my sim keeps having a wish of having a baby with this person.  How do I do this in the game?  Should I just cancel it when he has it as a wish?

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: MetallicDragon on June 13, 2009, 11:35:33 am
Vista Home Premium
160GB HDD (About 55 free)
AMD Turion 64 X2 (2.0 GHz)
2GB RAM

But what video card?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 13, 2009, 11:35:58 am
In the past Sims you could use the phone to ring an adoption agency. Can you do that on this one?

It'd be kinda insensitive for them to get rid of it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kenobro on June 13, 2009, 11:36:40 am
Ah, thanks for the help.  I'll try that.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2009, 11:44:11 am
Oh right MD, don't know how I forgot that. XD

ATI Radeon XPress 1150. (Integrated...) Xpress' from 350 to 1950 are listed but not 1150. However it worked just fine with Spore.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: MetallicDragon on June 13, 2009, 11:58:43 am
Oh right MD, don't know how I forgot that. XD

ATI Radeon XPress 1150. (Integrated...) Xpress' from 350 to 1950 are listed but not 1150. However it worked just fine with Spore.

OK, integrated cards suck, as a rule. When you say it worked fine with spore, do you mean it ran around 50-60 FPS on low settings, or it chugged along at the lowest possible settings with maybe 10-20 FPS? There's a big difference in terms of graphics power.

I just did some research, and this card is really ****ty for games. I'm surprised Spore was even playable. Upgrading your drivers might help, but don't hope for too much.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2009, 12:00:52 pm
Drivers already upgraded.

So what I'm doing is installing XP for a dual boot, because sims 3 specs are less needy for that...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 13, 2009, 12:01:51 pm
It's your graphics card. Because it isn't supported, your computer is using all its resources simply to run the damn thing.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 14, 2009, 05:06:30 am
I really want to play this game. Damn CRC errors. Damn EA for not having people working technical support on weekends.

But I did find this: A tale worthy of a BBC miniseries, or maybe even a British Film. (http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/test/)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Veraal on June 15, 2009, 06:10:00 am
Well, this sure took up a lot of my hours last night.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 15, 2009, 06:18:19 am
I got my sister playing and now she won't let me on my computer anymore.

8 hours straight on Saturday she played.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 15, 2009, 09:53:47 am
But I did find this: A tale worthy of a BBC miniseries, or maybe even a British Film. (http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/test/)

Kew reminds me of Ginger from the Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Cesear.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 15, 2009, 10:57:15 am
I got my sister playing and now she won't let me on my computer anymore.

8 hours straight on Saturday she played.

Rule number 1, never let your siblings play on the same computer that you play on, they'll always want more (I know from experience)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 15, 2009, 11:07:30 am
Punch them in the face.



Until they bleed.


It works, they'll faint and get off.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 15, 2009, 11:21:40 am
I got my sister playing and now she won't let me on my computer anymore.

8 hours straight on Saturday she played.

Rule number 1, never let your siblings play on the same computer that you play on, they'll always want more (I know from experience)

I tried not to.  I gave her the disk to instal on her computer, but frankly, a toaster would have more luck running it than her old machine, so I let her on.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 16, 2009, 02:18:22 pm
Being good to your siblings helps when you want something from them, like money. Of course, that works better if you're the youngest...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 16, 2009, 04:30:12 pm
Remember that the game seems to have the traditional DVD/CD checker copy protection (Why do the bother at all?) So you should be use it just to start the program so others may play it at the same time in your household.

(Though some prefer No DVD/CD patches. Might however be against your local copyright law or EULA (Which i have not read >_>). Not that you would get in to any trouble if you do not happen to live in a Fascist control state or go to the police and give them all the evidence you self to convict you.)

I have to say that this game is good enough to buy however so do not take my ranting as a way to promote piracy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 16, 2009, 04:32:07 pm
Cracks aren't piracy, they're essentially mods, so long as you've actually bought the game...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 17, 2009, 02:27:03 am
The game has a DVD checker? I haven't ever played with the CD in the thing and yet it never gave me any sort of trouble.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 17, 2009, 04:32:40 am
Cracks aren't piracy, they're essentially mods, so long as you've actually bought the game...

Moding the software, Especial to circumvent copy protection may be illegal even if you own a copy depending on your national laws.



Well my brothers copy had a DVD checker. I tested it before and it would not start. Though maybe not every copy has one or it may be turned of if you register the copy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 21, 2009, 03:34:58 pm
No, it has been said in some law that I read through a link that modding the software to make it play without the CD/DVD is fine, as long as you paid legally for it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 21, 2009, 04:04:45 pm
Circumventing copy protecting may be illegal even if you own a copy. It is in some countries. It may also be illegal to just mod software. But again it depends on you national laws. There is a great myth that copyright laws are the same over the hole world. I am 100% that pirate bay would have been closed within a week in USA because of US laws. But in Sweden is very hard for them to touch them because our laws are different. But some rights you have in USA are more liberal when it comes to software then in Sweden. Small difference. So yes. IT MAY BE ILLEGAL. I am not saying it is. If you worried then just read what the law says. (And EULA. May wish to consult good legal advice if you really worried.)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 21, 2009, 05:36:52 pm
In the USA, cracks aren't illegal, as is modifying software not illegal. I was saying for the USA.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: DarkDragon on June 22, 2009, 02:12:44 am
In the USA, cracks aren't illegal, as is modifying software not illegal. I was saying for the USA.

That depends on the company, if their EULA says you may not modify the software in any way without permission, it doesn't matter what country you're in, the rules on the EULA apply to anyone who buys the product regardless of country.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 22, 2009, 09:31:00 am
If the EULA in the first place is considered valid. There is some debate about this and you may have to bring it up in court to settle the validity.

But i guess we do not need to debate laws any more. Let get back to The Sims 3. >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 22, 2009, 05:01:57 pm
I'm not sure how I feel about this game yet. Your sort of stuck playing one family or else you lose all your goals and wishes. It's hard to be good at more than one thing. Trying to be a good gardener takes all my time. No time for romance however I did manage to get her pregnant and she has the twin/triplet thing so I'll see what I get. I think most of these goals will be multi generational.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 22, 2009, 05:11:27 pm
Well mixing with the aging may solve some of that problem for you. I turned it off for the current game as the game before that i spent to much time micromanaging life fruit production. Form what i understand i got lucky in my first game to as i was able to get life fruit production up very quickly. For many players it takes many generations to get anywhere it seems.

Some prefer to just go with the flow however.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on June 22, 2009, 05:18:07 pm
I'm trying to play without cheats or adjustments. It also takes forever for time to go by when they sleep and work. I just gave my pregnant woman a steel bladder so that should help while she works the fields of the farm.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 22, 2009, 05:36:13 pm
Yeah some like it that way. It is almost like cheating to use the age adjustment. But i rather do that then have to micro aging.

I think i will make a game that is just go with the flow later on. Now i am still exploring most of the game. Also i always like to make a family of immortals. One that dabbles with Dark Powers >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 22, 2009, 06:20:37 pm
Wait, so, I'm confused.  Does ambriosia make them eternally young or does it just reset their age?  I really would prefer it being the first choice since I could give it to a sim then leave them to their devices as they live forever rather than have to keep an eye on them.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 22, 2009, 06:48:31 pm
Wait, so, I'm confused.  Does ambriosia make them eternally young or does it just reset their age?  I really would prefer it being the first choice since I could give it to a sim then leave them to their devices as they live forever rather than have to keep an eye on them.

To my understanding, it resets the bar on your current age. So if your about to have a birthday to become old, it will rest you down to the start of adulthood (Not young adult)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 22, 2009, 06:58:24 pm
Life fruit themselves take off three days.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 23, 2009, 01:36:34 am
And life fruit can go beyond the bar. (Though not down to the next aging category.) You can add a lot of days in advance that way.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on June 23, 2009, 02:40:20 am
Dohh. Why can't I hire a gardener?
Stuff takes forever.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 02:43:45 am
I use ambrosia and epic aging. That way I'm set for 178 days.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 23, 2009, 02:53:42 am
I'm trying to play without cheats or adjustments. It also takes forever for time to go by when they sleep and work. I just gave my pregnant woman a steel bladder so that should help while she works the fields of the farm.

M, just have a smaller garden. Gardening levels up pretty fast anyway, so even a fairly small plot can max the skill out without taking up all your time. Also, should have got the squeaky clean perk for the gardener ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 23, 2009, 03:04:44 am
Though if you use it in a long stretch then you do not need it. Just keep on working when you all stinky and stuff.

By the way. The moodlet manager is almost gamebreaking good. 60k is very expensive but for a good reason. It can quickly remove bad moodlet with little risk. Even if it backfires you can cure it with moodlet manager again. And best of all you can pass it down to others. It may be well worth to invest in. It sure beats all the other items you can get.

But be warned. This item can cure any bad mood. If you character is hungry then this cures it. If your character is sleepy then this cures it. If your character is stick then this cures it. It may make the game a bit to easy.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 03:10:49 am
Not to mention infinite trips to the catacombs, or never burning because of singed status.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kenotai on June 23, 2009, 10:53:53 am
I get a weird glitch where all of a sudden one of my sims will stop their action and stund up and assume the same position over and over again:
Vid: http://s440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/Kenobro/?action=view&current=Video-3.flv
Pic: http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/Kenobro/Screenshot-5.jpg
This happens with no other sims.  She also sometimes twists her arm around so it's out straight and then she twists her hand so that the wrist looks odd:
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/Kenobro/Screenshot-4.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/Kenobro/Screenshot-3.jpg

How could I fix it, if there is a fix?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on June 23, 2009, 11:09:11 am
Well I just got this game to run on my new computer and I like it a lot. The new setup is very nice, I like being able to walk around town without the loading screen, and being able to leave work is a nice bonus!  ;)

I had my guy focus on a political career, not knowing that charisma was one of the hardest skills to acquire. That one actually requires you to make friends and establish relationships with people. He made it to leader of the free world and then settled down to have 3 boys (two of them are twins). They were too close together... 3 toddlers was a hassle. I'd hate to have triplets...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 23, 2009, 11:36:31 am
I find charisma to be one of the easiest.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 11:40:48 am
Really? I found that it was the one that took the longest time to max. I managed to max athletic in 2-3 days and writing on 4. Yet charisma took 7-8 days.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 23, 2009, 11:54:43 am
If there's a book on it, it's easy.  There is a book on charisma.

Also a mirror.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 12:04:26 pm
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Josasa on June 23, 2009, 12:22:32 pm
But doesn't the friendship status limit how far you can actually progress in the charisma area? Or did I just mess that up and took the hard way to level up? And he mirror wasn't helpful, it took way too long once you got farther up the ladder. And he books only take you so far...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on June 23, 2009, 12:26:20 pm
You can always buy higher level books or read them at the library.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 23, 2009, 12:45:39 pm
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?


The mirror is for chumps. Go to the park whenever you have free time and just start chatting up strangers. Every interaction inches your charisma meter up and every person you meet and befriend gets you closer to one of the skill challenges. Once you have the celebrity challenge done the whole thing becomes trivial.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 23, 2009, 01:42:12 pm
I agree with Sam. Getting real friends seems superior to all other methods. At least more fun. The park is a excellent place to meet people. You can also hold good old parties but your not that likely to meet strangers if you do. You could go to the cemetery at night and meet ghosts to. There often chatty.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 23, 2009, 02:35:18 pm
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?


The mirror is for chumps. Go to the park whenever you have free time and just start chatting up strangers. Every interaction inches your charisma meter up and every person you meet and befriend gets you closer to one of the skill challenges. Once you have the celebrity challenge done the whole thing becomes trivial.

That makes me wounder. If you talk to yourself (Not by using the mirror), do you get charisma points?  :P
Granted, your Sim has to be crazy, but still.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 23, 2009, 03:06:24 pm
Hmm, that's something I'll have to test.
It just so happens I have a crazy sim in the house, which is nice.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 23, 2009, 03:19:10 pm
I did not notice anything when i tried but it well worth a check. Tell us how it goes Sam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on June 23, 2009, 03:41:53 pm
I use ambrosia and epic aging. That way I'm set for 178 days.

The thing is, I only want some sims to not age.  The rest I want to watch wither and die.  ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 03:59:14 pm
short lifespan, let them get near the aging, epic lifespan, feed ambrosia to those you want to survive.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on June 23, 2009, 04:31:07 pm
i have almost all metals, but i cant find one
did anyone find all?


I really enjoy gathering metals, and ore... i have these twins, one is good one evil, (crime career in evil and politician both maxed) so as the evil one has alot of free time she gathers ore and melts it, i have to build a room soon for all the gooooold :D yay...

I sell meteorites... oh yea she likes to fish too, shes pretty high leveled but i cant seem to find some fish... :(

the good one gardens in her free time

it seems that all my sims are autists (i dont spend any time on making friends so it was hard for me to make the politician maxed in charisma...)

i want to see the teleporter, but i havent gotten it

i play on the epic mode... its more fun as i find it more realistic
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 23, 2009, 04:38:12 pm
I found plutonium ore in someone's trash. The stuff people throw away these days!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 23, 2009, 04:40:37 pm
Heh, so did I :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 24, 2009, 12:09:25 pm
I found plutonium ore in someone's trash. The stuff people throw away these days!

Oh no...

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/320785-46444-rocket-raccoon_super.jpg)

Super Raccoon!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on June 24, 2009, 12:49:12 pm
moar liek furry amirite
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on June 24, 2009, 04:33:48 pm
moar liek furry amirite

yeh teh majer lulzorz!!!!1!!!!11!!!

Wait a minute... NO! It's infectious, I tell ya! Like plague!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 25, 2009, 05:53:32 am
I use ambrosia and epic aging. That way I'm set for 178 days.

The thing is, I only want some sims to not age.  The rest I want to watch wither and die.  ;D

...nice
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on July 16, 2009, 11:14:46 am
Is it just me, or is there abosolutely no custom content out there?

All I have found so far is objects which people have stylised...which I can do myself.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on July 18, 2009, 03:24:11 pm
I have not researched it. Though maybe is hard to add custom content? Would not surprise me. Seems EA really wish to make a buck form micro transaction.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on July 18, 2009, 04:16:33 pm
CC has had a lid put on its creation. You can't make any without using a workshop which is in development, which I suspect you'll have to pay for a license to use it. So yeah, EA is strangling the Sims 3 for more money than it ever did for Sims 2. Talk about trying to intentionally kill the golden goose. I wonder if they realize that CC is what helped Sims and #2 have such a good lifetime.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on July 18, 2009, 04:44:26 pm
Really?

Meh I never used custom content..
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on July 18, 2009, 05:49:58 pm
Well, they also have made it pretty much impossible to mix mods together. They all mostly have to be from the same modder, because they group their files together in blobs, making it significantly harder, near impossible, to not make things conflict.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on July 18, 2009, 06:37:37 pm
Seems my theory is correct. Of course the mod community may be able to pull together and make a pretty fair standard in the end. But it will require a lot from the community. And that is without even using tools to help. (Though a management tool might be the solution to get all the mods working together.)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on July 18, 2009, 06:56:08 pm
Well, try Awesomemod from Pescado. There is a direct link to get around the front page which I think it some kind of front, though you still have to figure out what all the names for yourself. The Horror... The Horror... = Sims 3, for example.

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yannick on July 19, 2009, 08:13:52 am
For some reason I can't install the newest patch. I download it, all goes well, but it crashes once it hits Game/Bin/Shaders_win32.precomb and gives me dfc-gorilla Error: Invalid File Found
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on September 11, 2009, 08:37:19 am
I am at EA headquarters today and should get a chance to see The Sims3 World Adventures. Any questions I should ask? Look for more info later.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on September 11, 2009, 11:27:34 am
Yeah. Ask them if the Generals music will actually be in the expansion. I will be interested to see what the response will be.

I will post more if i come up with anything.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on September 11, 2009, 12:28:29 pm
Ask if anything non holiday related will be added.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on September 14, 2009, 02:02:08 am
Ask them what they think of these:

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1944/ndk09020000.jpg)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7453/ndk09020061.jpg)

That's me in my sims costume my friends made. I think it turned out rather well. Those aren't the best pics of it though. The light kind of drowns out the color.
It's controlled by an NES controller, and has 3 colors, green, yellow, red, and white.

I'll post some better pics when I get it back. My friend is changing the firmware to make it pulse.

Oh, and if you were wondering, I'm in a wheel chair in those pics because I dislocated my nee cap 20 mins into the con.
It was rough, but I had fun weekend. Head over the Random Image Bonanza (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=6078.msg736381#msg736381) for more pics of the con.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on September 14, 2009, 06:26:05 am
Cool. Yeah i see what you mean by drowning out color. Will be interesting to see if you will improver on the costume. :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on September 15, 2009, 05:52:00 am
seeing the guys pictures id think that the people at ea should implement handicapped sims and diseases as well. That would be interesting to see, and add a bit of realism too. People would have to buy medicine or go to the hospital. Also you buy wheelchairs and such... hmm
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on September 19, 2009, 06:51:38 am
yey...A Real basement tool.

http://kotaku.com/5362601/the-sims-3-world-adventures-goes-underground
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on September 19, 2009, 07:20:53 am
Seems interesting just because of that feature. I wonder if this could be used to add more levels to to castle? I mean a castle needs a dungeon right? >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on October 03, 2009, 03:49:19 am
Another trailer is out
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/china-trailer-the-sims-3/57226

Once again they've used a song from the Generals soundtrack. How lazy can you be?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on October 03, 2009, 04:41:57 am
Wow they could at least have stole form the Chines soundtrack <_<

I wonder if one could theme to more towards a Japaneses style? I mean who does not like Ninjas and Samurai? >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on October 03, 2009, 06:26:39 am
Yeah, Ninjas and Samurais beat whatever China have/had.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on October 03, 2009, 02:07:03 pm
Kung Fu Monks and Yóuxiá i guess >_>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 03, 2009, 03:05:17 pm
What about delicious food and Communism?

"Better dead than RED"
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 15, 2009, 01:28:27 pm
Apparently sometime soon, perhaps today, a tool for creating your own worlds or neighborhoods or something is being released.
Here's a preview for it.
http://pc.ign.com/articles/105/1055170p2.html

Sounds cool I guess.

I only recently started playing this game again.
I haven't been playing it this whole time.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on December 15, 2009, 01:37:33 pm
I just started up too. I got world adventures even though it didn't look that great.
It's not bad. I made a new guy who wanted to max out athletic and martial arts.

I need to find where to buy the kicking dummy and the block breaking thing so I could up my skill at home.
(I don't feel like meditating all day  :P)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on December 15, 2009, 01:42:46 pm
I've had this game on my shelf, unable to play on my pc, for so long...

Hopefully that'll all finally be over around christmas though.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 15, 2009, 01:54:22 pm
It's alright. I really like what they did with the neighborhood.
I can just walk right over to my neighbor's house if I want, right across the street. So cool.
Picking your own colors and patterns on any object you own is great too. If I want my whole house and everything in it to be green, it will be green by damn.
They did a few things right for sure.

Just wish there was more to do. I'd get World Adventures but I'll probably just wait for some sort of bundle with the next expansion.
I hope the next expansion appeals to me more though. I just don't feel it with World Adventures.  :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on December 15, 2009, 04:32:33 pm
It's alright. I really like what they did with the neighborhood.
I can just walk right over to my neighbor's house if I want, right across the street. So cool.

I've been jogging to work for fun  :D

Picking your own colors and patterns on any object you own is great too. If I want my whole house and everything in it to be green, it will be green by damn.

You can even change the light color.  ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Skyward on December 15, 2009, 04:42:48 pm
I wish they made more than 3 free hairstyles.

I hate micro-transactions, especially for a game we BOUGHT.


or... well, I bought...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on December 15, 2009, 04:49:06 pm
I wish people would start making free hairstyles, but I'm guessing EA made it bloody hard so they could force people into buying crap.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 15, 2009, 05:39:30 pm
Micro-transactions? Wut? This is not part of my vocabulary.

In any case, Sims 3 kind of ruined the whole idea of Sims by introducing the idea of the One True Fambly.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 15, 2009, 06:29:54 pm
Yeah, it's one of the downsides. There are others as well.
Same old development problems. Two steps forward, one step back.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on December 16, 2009, 11:05:20 am
Well is not a super big deal because you can technically change family if if is a bit hard doing so. Playing one family is easier.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 16, 2009, 02:43:47 pm
Eh, I agree that this latest xp did not get my interested at all.

But overall I come back to this more than TS2, regardless of 1 family or not (I usually only play one family at a time anyway).

I hope the next XP is either Seasons (Yes please) or University (would b e much more fun with a living campus rather than the lame TS2 one).
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on December 16, 2009, 03:06:01 pm
Seasons was the best expansion I've ever played.

Glass walls(Greenhouse walls) + never ending winter = Super Cozy gameplay.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on December 16, 2009, 04:15:32 pm
Seasons was absolutely one of the best expansions.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 16, 2009, 04:48:58 pm
Agreed... It made the world feel much more livelier and real.

Technically, you do only play one family at a time in TS2, it just actually stores what you've done and remembers it, unlike unmodded TS3. Their development process is more like one step forward and twenty steps backward. They made it into too much of a game really, it was never meant as a " game. "
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on December 16, 2009, 06:14:39 pm
I think they moved in the right direction with a more living and integrated world. Sure is harder to do a custom neighborhood now but is a sacrifice i am willing to take.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 16, 2009, 06:23:52 pm
They'll get it eventually.
Though you might be like 40 years old by that point.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Crazen on December 16, 2009, 10:02:10 pm
Technically, you do only play one family at a time in TS2, it just actually stores what you've done and remembers it, unlike unmodded TS3. Their development process is more like one step forward and twenty steps backward. They made it into too much of a game really, it was never meant as a " game. "

wait, now your upset that they made the Sims 3 too much of a game? I thought we realized that just creating things and not using them was boring when spore came out.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on December 17, 2009, 02:24:24 am
[...]it just actually stores what you've done and remembers it, unlike unmodded TS3. [...]
What do you mean by this? Does saving not work properly in The Sims 3?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on December 17, 2009, 10:35:06 am
Create-A-World tool now available. (http://www.thesims3.com/game/tools/world)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 17, 2009, 04:14:00 pm
[...]it just actually stores what you've done and remembers it, unlike unmodded TS3. [...]
What do you mean by this? Does saving not work properly in The Sims 3?

No. If you switch families in vanilla, the game forgets and destroys any real progress you've made, any wants locked, etc.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on December 17, 2009, 04:22:19 pm
Oh... Thats terrible... Those are so hard to get back...

/sarcasm
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 17, 2009, 04:26:37 pm
This is fixed if you have Awesome Mod. Awesome Mod also actually fixes story mode so that it's off when it's supposed to be off, instead of running anyway.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on December 17, 2009, 05:09:20 pm
It also fixes that weirdo issue where babies will spawn randomly for single parents as a measure to keep the town populated.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on December 17, 2009, 10:14:10 pm
Well i see it as a simulation, where i experiment with one town, looking how the neighbourhoods will go if i interfere with different families.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on December 18, 2009, 11:47:13 am
And that's one way to look at it, but it still doesn't uphold the previous Sim ways of gameplay.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on December 18, 2009, 02:18:09 pm
I think you answer will depends on which person you ask. Most of the changed they made where changes i was actually hoping for. For me the one family in a town is more close to what i wanted i must admit.

The good part is that The Sims 2 is still around and is still a good game (and has a lot more contentment if you have the expansions) so you can always play those.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on February 01, 2010, 09:31:39 am
I have tried 4 times to redeem the Dr. Pepper codes and get my free parts. They aren't showing up. Has anyone had success in this?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 01, 2010, 11:06:35 am
I was just looking for a update because i want my game to patched to the latest. Apparently i got that Dr. Pepper stuff with it. I wonder where i got the installer form.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on February 02, 2010, 02:39:37 am
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/uk-design-the-sims-3/61459

yeyz... a new stuff pack.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on February 02, 2010, 07:22:13 am
wow, it looks overly boring
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Oviraptor on February 02, 2010, 11:00:31 am
Stuff packs usually are.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 19, 2010, 08:35:00 pm
OK i do not know where else to post my Query so i do it here.

I am trying to upload my Family and its home. But it stops the upload a bit after i have uploaded half the file. I have tried over and over again with the luncher but is not working. I have even tried to just upload the castle it self without a family (But with items). Is it the size of the file that is the issue or what could it be?

Family and Castle file size is 20 MB
Castle file without family is 16 MB

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-54.jpg)
btw picture of the castle just to give a taste of what i am trying to upload

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 20, 2010, 10:55:08 am
Sorry for the double post but i would like to report that i manage to actually upload the darn thing after removing 50% of the data. Good thing about that is now is less then 10MB which make it a bit easier to DL. The bad thing is of course that some items had to be removed. Including the family that was around 40% of the data removed. Here is a link to the building. Yokto's Sim Castle (http://se.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2031009)

Hope you all like it.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Celdur on February 20, 2010, 11:53:31 am
damn, that thing looks amazing

nice job
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 20, 2010, 02:20:54 pm
Oh and if anyone of you like me to post more picture form the castle just tell me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 22, 2010, 05:44:47 am
Yes! Show us!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 22, 2010, 09:00:15 am
Well lets start the show then :)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-55.jpg)

Welcome to my castle. A huge thing that is far form fully decorated. If  i where to decorate every room then the file would be to big to upload so at least i have a excuse. Also i think the decor i have is only a suggestion on how you could decorate the place. Here is a nice shot form what it would look form a first person perspective looking up on the main tower.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-67.jpg)

The Entrance to the castle works as a living room and i also use it as main party room.  Room is made to give a rather majestic entrance wile still proving useful space.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-71.jpg)

On the level above is the dining room and kitchen area and a small bar. The center room that we see here is the dining room. It has a nice view with its larger windows facing out form the castle. Form the spot the castle occupies now you can see the sea.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-70.jpg)

The level above that shows off the master bedroom and the toddler's bedroom. Also a small hobby room connects them. That is just the first area really. There is still a lot more to the castle.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-50.jpg)
In the center of the castle exist a larger reading room. Here you can store more books then you will even need. Two stories high this competes with public libraries when it comes to bookcase space.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-56.jpg)
And at the bottom i put a elegant bath room decorated with gold and marble. The central building of the castle is as luxurious as the outer main building at least.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-69.jpg)

In the castle there are many smaller rooms like this one. A room made for kids.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-68.jpg)

Or like this. A small reading and conversation room.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-60.jpg)
On the castle grounds there is even a small cottage which is meant to be used as a guest house. Though if you have a small family you might decide to live here rather then in the big old castle. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 Hobby room, 1 small TV room and a nice view over the moat/pond. Can house 2-3 sims.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-61.jpg)
The Cottage's little kitchen area including the dinning area. Shows off the view of the pond.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-62.jpg)
The Cottage's Hobby room. Good for playing chess, reading, painting, listing to music or just relaxing in front of the fire.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-63.jpg)
The castle even have a semi-secret, second entrance.

(http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-64.jpg)
The castle is even larger underground then above ground and this part of the secret entrance shows that off well

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-65.jpg)
If by any chance you would have to little space above ground there is more then enough space to house whatever you wish to house. I even put in a Dungeon. A castle needs a dungeon.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/Yokto/Screenshot-48.jpg)
It even have a lab (or two). After all the castle was build for a mad scientist in mind.



This place have almost everything. Because of it size and because i wished to give it a bit more science feel i was nice to include several teleporters. And they can be very useful considering the layout to. The spiral design to makes it look impressive also make it bit long to navigate for the sims. This castle is not the optimal layout. But its a cool layout ;)

Also my test sim family that has been up to 8 Sims at times manage to live in the castle and navigate it without to much of my help. I am not sure a sim has gotten stuck yet really. With high autonomy they should be able to handle them self fairly well. Heck i normally just control one sim for days at a time even with 8 sims in the house hold.

Test it out and tell me what you think of it. I would like feedback to see if the castle really works for others.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cow on February 22, 2010, 11:37:49 am
This would make my computer crash. In fact, I uninstalled the Sims 3 because it froze when I tried to save my game. My computer is so slow.  :'(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on February 22, 2010, 11:42:24 am
That's an awesome castle, Yokto.
Is that with the stuff removed to be able to upload it, or is this its unchanged, fully decked-out form?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Great Distance on February 22, 2010, 12:01:18 pm
Damn, that thing must've taken a while to finish.

Looks great, Yokto.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on February 22, 2010, 12:02:23 pm
Maybe I should install TS3, and erm.. yarr! the expansion. ^^
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 22, 2010, 12:43:22 pm
That's an awesome castle, Yokto.
Is that with the stuff removed to be able to upload it, or is this its unchanged, fully decked-out form?

That is with pesudo-stuff removed. It is really the family castle but I only show parts (I hope) that are the same in the castle i uploaded. I even removed a few items so it would look the same. I hope no one will get mislead by the pictures. The big changes i made to the castle to trim it down (beyond removing the family.) Are areas not show here. Like a 3 story art storage section. Yep. That is right. I had 3 story section that was completely littered with art. Almost a full collection of gems to in all cuts. (Lacked the Rainbow and Pink Diamond set.) The library also have less books in this upload as books takes a bit of data space. I rather remove stuff that was not that interesting and keep stuff that gave ideas on how to decorate the place.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on February 22, 2010, 04:01:39 pm
Wow.

That looks great. Fantastic job Yokto
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gnoll on February 22, 2010, 04:41:11 pm
This is just... wow. I don't even PLAY The Sims, and this is making me want to just so I can see it in game.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: dndfreak on February 22, 2010, 06:44:14 pm
Actually, TES3 was the first iso I re-mounted on my new rig, just a couple days ago.  (Of course) I'm working on the novel track for now, I hate having to go to the library every time while I rack up the cash for a PC.

Not that I'll use it for this character, but is the money cheat still Ctrl+Shift+C 'rosebud'?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on February 23, 2010, 02:11:07 pm
I thought it was either kaching or motherload.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Snork on February 23, 2010, 02:25:05 pm
You pirated Morrowind how could you have you no shame piracy is bad >__>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 23, 2010, 04:41:34 pm
Support games you like. If you like The Sims 3 then buy it. Even if you do not like EA in general. Vote with you wallet.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: dndfreak on February 23, 2010, 10:56:59 pm
Who said I didn't buy it?  I make digital versions of all my CDs so that I don't have to keep switching around what's in my drive when I go to play something.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: martyk on February 23, 2010, 11:05:18 pm
Not that I'll use it for this character, but is the money cheat still Ctrl+Shift+C 'rosebud'?

It's "motherlode" now.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 24, 2010, 07:06:21 am
Who said I didn't buy it?  I make digital versions of all my CDs so that I don't have to keep switching around what's in my drive when I go to play something.

I did not claim you pirated it. Just that a recommendation for all those that did.

Anyway as you have not pirate the game i hope you DL my castle and test it out. I want to know if it works on other machines then my own ;)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: LadyM on February 28, 2010, 09:19:26 am
Nice castle, I'll have to download that when I get back to my desktop.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on February 28, 2010, 09:41:48 am
I hope you will like it. And please tell me what you thought. I gladly answer any questions, from reasoning behind the layout to how i build thing.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on March 05, 2010, 02:54:33 am
New expansion in June, sounds more promising than the first one.

http://kotaku.com/5485723/the-sims-3-gets-ambitious-new-expansion/gallery/
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on March 05, 2010, 05:23:59 am
There have been leaks about it before but is good to see the cat is out of the bag. I think it looks like it could be a very good expansion.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on March 13, 2010, 07:05:25 pm
So I have the game now. Wheeee and stuff!

http://www.thesims3.com/mypage/Eligecos  (http://www.thesims3.com/mypage/Eligecos)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on May 10, 2010, 12:09:26 pm
Good news anyone.

http://kotaku.com/5535314/too-much-creative-freedom-coming-to-the-sims-3
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on May 27, 2010, 07:21:37 pm
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2010-the-sims-3/100639

Pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on May 27, 2010, 07:59:05 pm
Neat stuff.

Does the new job system apply backwards? I want evil overlord missions.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on May 28, 2010, 09:24:46 am
Man, if they sold this game on Steam I'd buy it in a second.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on May 28, 2010, 05:12:41 pm
Well we can only hope they will expand on the old jobs to. But this expansion looks very interesting. I know my favorite one on The Sims 2 as the biz one. This is smiler.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on May 29, 2010, 09:56:09 am
Eh i thought business got boring quickly, and i see this current expansion as rather shallow in the 'Architect' and other 'creative' careers mainly because what looks good is subjective and the game will reward you for whatever as long as you put a bed, dresser, and tv in the room under budget...

They need Sims 3 Seasons.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on May 29, 2010, 11:32:27 am
Like always it depends on what you bring to the challenge your self. Doing minimum might do it. But Optimizing is more fun. Finding a blance between aesthetics, needs and economy.

Technically they could make aesthetics in to a part of the scoring of the job having several profiles for different sims and including general guidelines in design such as compliment colors, flow and other concepts. Of course that would be based on what the designer of the games think (And whatever input they use as a guideline for good design) but that would be the point. However i think it would be more sane to just focus on the economy and needs of the sim and give the player total freedom when it comes to the aesthetics.

This is smiler to how it works in lets say Roller Coaster Tycoon. Aesthetics are not judge (Scenery play a roll in the concrete scoring however. But the objects apprentice do not.)  Still there is a certain level of competitiveness and the wish to achieve form the player. When you build you ride you try to create something you think looks good. And considering you can share you creations you even get a subjective view of Aesthetics form other players who will not just look at the Score and Cost of the ride. In fact is sometimes close to irrelevant. (As long as you withing a certain frame. Like making sure that the ride is ridable with no 20 G turns.)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on June 06, 2010, 02:38:24 am
Oh, hey. So this Ambitions expansion is out now, right?

Anyone around here have it yet? I hear it's alright. Some are disappointed in the expansions as of late, since they only put in game mechanics already present in expanded Sims 2; basically, they want it to be the way it used to be, where each expansion was an actual expansion with tons of items and new stuff to discover.
I understand where they're coming from I guess.

That aside, uh.. anyone have it yet? Is it good?
I'm a bit antsy so maybe I'll just go get it myself soon.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 06, 2010, 02:41:27 am
On a related note to Gauph, I am one of those people that don't like the expansions. I prefer the old school ones with the new and fun items and the new mechanic. Not just a new gimick that they seem to have now. I want seasons! I want Pets (Good pets)! I want 'Nightlife' style stuff (clubs & a real dating mechanic)! I want Hobbies!

Most of all, I, want, seasons! Seriously it was like a new game when they added those.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 06, 2010, 03:11:15 am
I have it, and I think it's pretty cool I guess. I haven't really got into it.

The new neighbourhood is very nice! And you now have the ability to place or remove lots again (this actually came out in the new patch.)

Sims can now do laundry, but it's sorta dumb. Your sims only generate dirty laundry if your house contains laundry items. Having clean clothes gives them a little positive moodlet.

I've been playing a guy with the architecture career. I enjoy it, but it's SUPER easy to advance in. It also doesn't really give that much money unless you do like 5 jobs daily. The jobs are just adding new windows or furniture, and usually if I try and make it look nice or homely, they say it's "too cluttered." Before you start a job, you should learn your clients traits. That way, if you have budget money left over, you could buy a bookworm a bookcase, upgrade a snobs furniture, give a party animal a bar, etc. They also like it if you give them your art when you've got a high painting/sculpting skill.

There are some cool new traits. Eco-friendly sims hate driving alone, but love cycling or carpooling. They prefer showering to baths, and all their food from the fridge has the prefix "organic." They get positive moodlets from every enviromental thing, so they're really easy to take care of.

Dramatic sims can pretend to faint. People nearby are shocked, and your sim gets a positive moodlet for "attention."

I was dissapointed by the tattoos feature. There are only preselected slots for where you can place them, and there aren't too many designs to chose from.

There's a lot of other new stuff, like Sim Bots, who are like servos (except they age, have all needs but bladder, and are sorta useless.)

Overall, I'd say it's much, MUCH better than World Adventures.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 06, 2010, 04:20:40 am
I can't wait to try the PI or the ghost-hunter. Or the inventor.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 06, 2010, 05:41:42 am
Most of all, I, want, seasons! Seriously it was like a new game when they added those.

Agreed.
I mean just adding weather effects to any game gives it a whole different experience.


I can't wait to try the PI or the ghost-hunter. Or the inventor.
The ghost hunting career is okay, but you got no coworkers which kind of ruins this whole Ghostbuster feel to it.  :C
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Cobra on June 06, 2010, 05:48:57 am
As long as u get a jump suit and a proton pack.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 06, 2010, 07:11:38 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEgdQlH-_0w

1:04. Does that answer your question?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 06, 2010, 09:14:24 am
So apparently the latest patch adds (among some game fixes) the possibility of ads to the game:
Quote from: Patch Notes
This game update enables dynamic ad serving capabilities in The Sims 3. However, there are no immediate plans to activate any content of this kind. The Sims 3 EULA has further details. See http://www.ea.com/1/product-eulas.
Like it says, there are no plans to activate it, but the fact it's even there is a bit disconcerting.
As long as it means expansion packs get cheaper.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 06, 2010, 10:05:50 pm
...As long as it means expansion packs get cheaper.

Spoiler: ... it won't
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Didero on June 07, 2010, 04:44:39 am
...As long as it means expansion packs get cheaper.
Spoiler: ... it won't
Oh, I know that. But a man can hope! :)

Actually, I'd probably not buy the expansion packs even if they did get cheaper. But they are ridiculously expensive. Especially if they're gonna make EA money through advertising too.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 08, 2010, 12:29:57 pm
Hunting ghosts is fun.

Tomorrow, I shall become Dr. Insano.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 08, 2010, 01:13:45 pm
So I built a timemachine and made my sim go back in time. During his travels in the past he meet this strangely familiar couple. He encouraged the couple to get a child for whatever reason. So when he got back from the pastt he had a daughter.
It turned out he had visited himself with one of his previous girlfriends. Now that's awesome :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 08, 2010, 01:15:42 pm
Wait. What?!?!!?!

That sounds AWESOME! How...?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 08, 2010, 02:54:27 pm
Build or buy a timemachine and travel to the past. Easy as that, but don't expect that this will happen on your first visit.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 08, 2010, 02:55:15 pm
(Wait, you can BUY them?)

Speaking of inventors, on two occasions, my sims have burst into flames while inventing. (One died, one I managed to use cheats to prevent dying) This is super annoying.

Also, Ambitions added the possibility of totally random lethal meteor strikes. Seriously. You hear foreboding music, a shadow appears over your sim, and if you don't get out of the way quick enough... Splat.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on June 08, 2010, 05:34:25 pm
Did you perhaps give your sime the Unlucky trait? :P

(Wait, you can BUY them?)

What I meant with "buy" was that if your sim starts selling his inventions and then later you decide ro change your active family.
You can visit your other sims "store" and buy the timemachine from him, if he got one in stock that is.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on June 08, 2010, 09:23:13 pm
Detonation menu option mis-clicks can be troublesome...
 

:D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 08, 2010, 11:34:22 pm
I've never used the unlucky trait.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 09, 2010, 10:31:11 am
Unlucky is well, unlucky, but your sim will never die of accidents.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on June 09, 2010, 12:15:24 pm
Tell that to my evil inventor who just caught fire while inventing. And I had the Lucky Trait.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 09, 2010, 12:19:29 pm
Unlucky is well, unlucky, but your sim will never die of accidents.

Well, the can. They have increased odds of everything bad happening to them including starting fires.

However, the grip reaper "takes pity on them" and resurrects them.

So unluckier is kinda luckier than lucky. :/
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 09, 2010, 01:04:04 pm
That's what I meant, AW. You sim will never actually die of accidents.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on June 09, 2010, 01:20:29 pm
Yeah. It's kinda dumb.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on June 09, 2010, 01:22:32 pm
But their pitiful lives of misfortune make up for it.  ;D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on June 18, 2010, 01:47:15 pm
So, I've looked through this thread and I'm thinking of finally getting it now that it's dropped in price to $30, though I have a few questions.

Some people compared vanilla 3 to 2 with all the xps, so of course 3 is going to seem lacking.  I thought Sims 2 had a LOT more to it than Sims 1 without expansions.  And from what I've read, Sims 3 is more of a gameplay overhaul than adding stuff, and might even have gone backwards from a variety standpoint.  So, how does vanilla Sims 3 compare to vanilla Sims 2? 

There are now two expansions out and a few stuff packs.  How soon do you think we'll see a "Sims 3" deluxe come out?  I'd really hate to plop down $30 on Sims 3, only to be able to get it with WA, and stuff packs for only $10 more. 

Cheers.

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2010, 01:54:48 pm
The best deals you might be able to find are probably going to be through digital downloads, whenever the EA store decides to have a sale. You might want to be able to check on that. I'm also hoping EA would eventually make the Sims 3 available through Steam, but no official word on that. If they did, they could have deals on that.

I think by the time their 3rd expansion comes out, they might have a deluxe package.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on June 19, 2010, 12:39:01 pm
Also, strictly vanilla, (and overall, if it had seasons)

Sims 3 is much better than Sims 2
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on June 19, 2010, 01:09:50 pm
Yeah there is very little that is worse in vanilla TS3 over vanilla TS2. Only thing i can think of is that complicated stair solutions are a bit harder to do right in TS3.

There are also flavor changes. Depending on who you ask you will get different answers. I like the new focus of the game however and most improvements i wanted for TS3 i got.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on August 10, 2010, 11:27:13 am
So I recently got gifted Sims 3 + Ambitions + World Adventures and I must say I am quite liking it so far.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: 762 on August 10, 2010, 04:02:14 pm
So I recently got gifted Sims 3 + Ambitions + World Adventures and I must say I am quite liking it so far.

does world adventures do anything except introduce a vacation system?
And does either one of them give you new objects, or is that solely handled on the EA store now?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on August 10, 2010, 04:03:53 pm
New objects and stuff too.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on August 11, 2010, 02:56:42 am
You can learn karate (in world adventures), which looks really cool  :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on August 11, 2010, 09:17:47 am
So I recently got gifted Sims 3 + Ambitions + World Adventures and I must say I am quite liking it so far.

does world adventures do anything except introduce a vacation system?
And does either one of them give you new objects, or is that solely handled on the EA store now?
You can go graverobbing in China and Egypt, not sure about France, haven't been there yet. Also, you get fancy explorer clothing. But so far, ambitions seems like the best addition, it really adds to the old job system.

EDIT: You can also make out with robots what the hell
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on August 11, 2010, 10:04:29 pm
I'm pretty sure in the Sims 2 you could woo hoo robots.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on August 11, 2010, 10:14:43 pm
This is a disturbing development to be honest.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 14, 2010, 02:54:20 am
(http://www.modyourpanties.com/images/100804162650-OMG.jpg)

Anyone see this? http://www.thesimsmedieval.com/

It looks interesting. I have always loved playing the sims in other time periods (mainly prehistoric, but i also played roman, medieval, cowboy and space) than modern. I wonder if it will be worth getting and if it will be a stand alone like how "Castaway" was for the Sims 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Pixxel on August 14, 2010, 04:25:49 am
Sims in Space!
Now that would be cool, a neighborhood on a asteroidfield. :)
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on August 14, 2010, 09:29:47 am
Dude. I want that expansion, now!

It could be like The Guild 2, except less buggy and better!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on August 14, 2010, 10:57:32 am
Not an expansion, but a seperate game, like The Sims Stories were for 2.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on August 14, 2010, 10:59:41 am
Though it would be neat to migrate it's content to the original Sims 3.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on August 14, 2010, 11:46:32 am
Seems they decided to fix the pudding-look and give them actual faces, based on those characters.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on August 14, 2010, 12:55:03 pm
Dude. I want that expansion, now!

It could be like The Guild 2, except less buggy and better!

You leave The Guild 2 out of this. It's a good game.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on August 14, 2010, 01:13:41 pm
I like the Guild 2..... Im just saying it has its problems and perhaps this Sims game might be a better medieval type sim.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on August 14, 2010, 01:22:09 pm
NO, YOU ARE WRONG.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on August 14, 2010, 08:39:51 pm
NO U!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on August 15, 2010, 03:30:45 am
I liked The Guild but what little i tried of The Guild 2 made it seem extremely buggy. One game i have wanted to make however is a Medieval Fantasy Sims with strong RPG elements.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Detoxicated on August 16, 2010, 06:39:55 am
Hey honestly this game sounds kinda freaking good, lets see what will come out of it...
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on August 16, 2010, 07:05:11 am
I am not sure how good it will be. Very little info about it as far as i can see. But i am interested in it and i hope it turns out well.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 18, 2010, 06:14:57 pm
Based on these screenshots I am defiantly getting this game.

http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-8.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-9.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-10.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-11.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-12.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-13.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-14.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-15.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-16.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-17.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-18.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-19.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-20.jpg
http://www.sims3nieuws.nl/images/previews/middeleeuwen-juli-2010/medieval-21.jpg

Edit: I reposed the links but just did not make them pictures.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on August 18, 2010, 09:18:17 pm
Bet.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Yokto on August 18, 2010, 09:46:03 pm
I will have to see how to turn out first. The screen shots does not tell me a lot.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on August 19, 2010, 02:16:33 am
Bad hydro, bad :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on August 19, 2010, 05:20:04 am
Oh I hope they do a futuristic version now.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on September 14, 2010, 06:08:00 pm
 Hey look, an expansion I will actually buy!  (http://pc.ign.com/articles/111/1112311p1.html)

Finally, an expansion that adds depth rather than stupid little alternate game play quirks. I am excited about this one, about time we got some hot tubs and dating in this game. Plus its got apartments which was pretty cool in the sims 2. I also like the vampires again as well. Bet.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 26, 2010, 06:02:03 pm
I'm wondering.

Can you do same-sex marriages like in the Sims 2?

I'm planning to get this some time, maybe if it finally comes out on steam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on September 26, 2010, 11:39:07 pm
Don't get your hopes up.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 26, 2010, 11:45:23 pm
Don't get your hopes up.

You mean about it coming to steam, the marriages, or both?  :'(
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Haseri on September 27, 2010, 04:52:53 am
The Steam one.

I haven't tried same-sex marriage, but I know there are same-sex relationships. That said, I haven't tried male on male relationships, but there are definately female-female.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Great Distance on September 27, 2010, 05:56:24 am
Can you do same-sex marriages like in the Sims 2?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Manna on September 29, 2010, 05:11:56 am
I haven't tried same-sex marriage, but I know there are same-sex relationships. That said, I haven't tried male on male relationships, but there are definately female-female.

You can in iphone sims 3. You can even try for a baby in a same sex marriage.
</hawkmywares>
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 29, 2010, 06:23:25 am
Can you do same-sex marriages like in the Sims 2?

Yes.

getonsteamgetonsteamgetonsteam

I only buy PC games off of steam nowadays, it's so convenient and it gives me motivation to play my sp games.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on September 29, 2010, 07:08:34 am
I don't see Sims 3 ever turning up on Steam. Doesn't really have much of a reason to.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Huckbuck on September 29, 2010, 07:13:01 am
Can you do same-sex marriages like in the Sims 2?

Yes.

getonsteamgetonsteamgetonsteam

I only buy PC games off of steam nowadays, it's so convenient and it gives me motivation to play my sp games.

Get it from Direct2Drive or something similar, it won't come out on steam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 29, 2010, 08:11:03 am
Can you do same-sex marriages like in the Sims 2?

Yes.

getonsteamgetonsteamgetonsteam

I only buy PC games off of steam nowadays, it's so convenient and it gives me motivation to play my sp games.

Get it from Direct2Drive or something similar, it won't come out on steam.

And how do you know that?
Yes, I know I'm trying to give myself false hope.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on September 29, 2010, 11:45:08 am
How about you just go buy the game? Steam isn't the end all be all.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on September 29, 2010, 12:58:57 pm
No Sims game has isn't SimCity has ever released on Steam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 29, 2010, 04:38:04 pm
How about you just go buy the game? Steam isn't the end all be all.

Because in the phillipines they hardly have any newer games, and most of the games they do have are pirated copies burned onto dvd's.  ::)
I hate living here.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Raz on September 29, 2010, 04:39:45 pm
That's because the Philippines(You can't spell the name of your country/colony/territory properly?) are full of rebels and kidnappers and corruption. I suggest you leave the area quickly.  :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on September 29, 2010, 05:02:38 pm
I do not know why but you irritate me blag.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Gauphastus on September 30, 2010, 01:52:42 am
Might be the avatar. It factors into first impressions more than you may know.

Hurp.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on September 30, 2010, 02:17:00 am
Might be the avatar. It factors into first impressions more than you may know.

Hurp.

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Does Direct 2 Drive use a downloader client or is it completely retarded?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on November 06, 2010, 11:36:59 pm
It wont come to steam because EA has there own online store.

http://eastore.ea.com

[Edit]

Wow, didn't see how old that post was... anyway, has anyone played the new expansion? How are the sparkle fairy's? :P
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 06, 2010, 11:46:00 pm
Just an FYI, EA's store doesn't say it anywhere but The Sims 3 will not work with CrossfireX. You must disable CrossfireX for the game to work.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: BlagStar on November 07, 2010, 10:52:48 pm
It wont come to steam because EA has there own online store.

http://eastore.ea.com

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Wow, didn't see how old that post was... anyway, has anyone played the new expansion? How are the sparkle fairy's? :P

That didn't stop EA with Spore... or Command and Conquer, or Mirror's edge...

etc etc.

The Moral here is: EA Does put games on steam.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Fink on November 11, 2010, 10:51:55 pm
I still doubt it, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think sims will ever be on steam, but thats just me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on November 17, 2010, 08:11:36 am
The expansion pack didn't really add anything substantial.


That would be all.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2010, 09:27:31 am
Which expansion pack?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on November 17, 2010, 10:05:14 am
I assume he's talking about the latest one; Late Night.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2010, 10:25:19 am
Oh... than I disagree. There's a lot of cool stuff in that pack!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on November 17, 2010, 11:31:43 am
I was a little disappointed with the lackluster apartments though. I want ones like they had in apartment life. These ones are essentially combination rabbit hole/houses.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on November 17, 2010, 11:59:58 am
So far I've noticed they added new instruments, which only makes sims more of a grindfest. They also added vampires, who aren't that much different from the regular sims and the apartments are usually so small you can't fit anything in there unless you cough up like 100 000 simdollars for a condo. Also, astrology signs that don't seem to do anything and celebrities.

If I missed anything, please tell me.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: eropS on November 17, 2010, 12:16:27 pm
Hottubs
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2010, 12:23:46 pm
You didn't miss anything!

But your opinions are wrong. That kind of sucks for you.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Eagle on November 17, 2010, 03:33:42 pm
Don't get me wrong, it's cool for an expansion pack, it's just not 34,99 euros cool.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2010, 04:38:33 pm
Oh... well there's your problem. You're using the wrong currency! :D
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: gec05 on November 17, 2010, 04:45:10 pm
Tell me Pat.

I really loved Superstar from the original Sims. Does Late Night bring back that whole Superstar aspect or is it not quite the same?
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on November 17, 2010, 04:57:20 pm
I jumped ship from the original series after Vacation so I wouldn't be able to tell you.

But the system they use in Late Night is pretty neat! You have to complete challenges and make contacts to earn a higher star rating.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2011, 11:17:57 am
Congratulations...Sims 3 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/47890/) is now on Steam.  

Get The Sims 3 and the three expansions (edit: and the two stuff packs) for $90 total until February 2.  

Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: emmet on January 27, 2011, 11:22:53 am
Oh, wow.

Neat!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Kishmond on January 27, 2011, 11:27:31 am
Eh, that's still a lot.
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2011, 12:07:23 pm
Considering that after 18 months, EA still has the vanilla game at $40 and the three expansions total for $100, $90 isn't THAT bad.  If you want to play the game anytime in the next year, this is probably the cheapest you're going to get everything.  It's pretty much the price of the full game and one expansion. 

But I probably still won't end up getting it.   :-\
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: Brandonazz on January 27, 2011, 01:56:44 pm
Yay $90 for the game that should have been $50 18 months ago!
Title: Re: The Sims 3
Post by: PatMan33 on January 27, 2011, 02:20:34 pm
Oh **** them.

Wish I'd known that several months ago.