Hey everyone! So today The Sims 3 creators gave a live broadcast to make quite a few announcements! It was pretty exciting!!! For those of you who missed it, here is a quick look at what they covered.
The first topic that we all know about, was TS3 70s, 80s, & 90s SP that is going to be out in stores Jan. 22nd, 2013! They went through a lot of the clothing, hairstyles, facial hair, makeup, objects, etc. that come with this SP! I am not “dying” to get this SP, however it will be a very fun addition to my gameplay!
There was some talk about the new SimCity (which I really am not into so this will be nothing but a screenshot for you! (LOL!)
The next announcement that we have all been waiting for was The Sims 3 University Life EP!!! SO EXCITING!!! There is way more to this game than I ever thought they would include!
There are new traits that come with all the clothes and hairstyles. These traits really help define your Sim for college life in what they will do and who they will fit in with. A few of the traits they showed were avant-garde, irresistible and socially awkward. Also, with the traits comes a whole new TRAIT SLOT! So we will have 6 instead of just the 5! YEA!
Before your Sim gets ready to go off to college they can take an aptitude test to see what they should major in and maybe even get scholarships! There are 4 majors that they mentioned; business, communications, science/medicine and technology.
Like in World Adventures, your college student does not have a university in their home world. They will travel to college leaving the rest of the current household in a slowed down limbo. Once into the university world your Sim can join a sorority/fraternity house, go into the dorms or rent a home. If your Sim rents a house with extra rooms they can post those rooms for rent for extra income!
Your Sim will be able to attend academic activities OUTSIDE OF RABBIT HOLES!!! When they aren’t in class they can go to or throw parties! They can have a juice kegger or a bonfire party! As for this GIANT bonfire they can throw in more than just wood (like fireworks and test tubes)!
There are also some new skills such as street art (spray painting), science and social networking. With this social networking comes a SimGlobal upgrade on technology (new phones for all). With these phones you are able to take pictures, share them on your blog or even print them and hang them up. You can also share videos with friends and family, do homework, etc.
Sims can also take part in campus activities and lectures at the student union (pick up a kicky bag or flying disc while you are there), go to the bowl-a-rama, barista bar, make out point, the toasted beans coffee shop or Simburger. When your Sim goes back to your home world things from university transfer too!
Lastly (about TS3 University Life), I have some random tidbits left to share with you. They still have not added woo hoo in cars. However they did say there are new woo hoo places including woo hoo in the murphy bed (which they said can get a little dangerous at times). LOL! Also, don’t forget about the pre-order exclusive content!
Check out the official TS3 University Life trailer HERE!
The next big announcement was for The Sims 3 Island Paradise EP! I am really excited about this people! BOATS!!! You read me! BOATS! Not only are you finally able to hop in a boat but go off to islands and explore them in a boat! I am really hoping there will be multiple water toys that are offered! Also with this you will be able to create your own house boat that you can travel in and you will also be able to go scuba diving and snorkeling (and find only SimGod knows what down there)! They did hint that you would be able to find treasures, collectables and marine life though! Also with this EP they will offer a resort system that allows you to build and run your own resort (with mention of pools with waterslides)!!!
There was also an announcement about a contest coming up next week. SO be on the lookout for that!
"Out of the blue" they made a couple more announcements! They will be releasing yet this year (2013) along with the already mentioned EP’s and SP. The first was another EP that is based around time travel!?
"Take your Sims into the future in a way you have never been able to before in the world of the Sims"
That is all they really said about that. But then they announced anothe a stuff pack! This stuff pack, which has no name, will feature iconic themes, costumes and settings that will allow us to create new stories!
By this point I have passed out on the floor from the sheer excitement about all of this! WOOT!
Now, in case any of you missed it they will be doing a replay at some point (not sure when) of this. But I am sure you would be able to Google this LB and find it on YouTube too.
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A Q&A will be held on Twitter January 18th where SimGuruSara will be trying to answer as many of our questions that she can about TS3 University and Island Paradise (etc.). Also, expect another live broadcast on Valentine’s day!
Happy Simming everyone! Live, Breathe, Love, Play TS3!
(Check out full sets of my screenshots for 70s, 80s, & 90s SP and University EP and what not from todays LB HERE in my Flickr account!)