EA have posted the final picture before the Island Paradise Producer Teaser is revealed! w00t!
We missed posting this image yesterday.. but that means you get 2 today right? What do we see in this one?
All three are featured on SimGuruCopeland’s desk!
In a recent forum post by the Guru we are informed that they aren’t allowed to tell us ANYTHING about upcoming store content, but that a completely unrelated desktop picture wouldn’t be an issue.
Now for those who don’t know me… OFB… seriously… I live and breath this pack. What do you think this means?
French Sims Fansite SimCookie asked SimGuruSarah if there were any worlds planned to release after Dragon Valley, and her response seems to lean towards the possibility that something is in the works.
What do you think? There were a couple of worlds that haven’t been done that showed up on Store Polls, including the ever-sought-after Bridgeport replacement for a city.
For some retrospect, here is a screencap I took from one of the previous polls. I’m all for some sort of Asian world personally!
This better not be what we’ve been waiting for… Seriously. Anyways, here’s a new Island Paradise blog!
How do you plan to play with resorts? One of our main goals when developing resorts was to make sure that it provided plenty of diversity ingameplay and customization. We recently held a development team “play day” andit was really great to see the many creative ways that people played withresorts. We had an engineer who decided to open up a small yet successfulfamily-operated bed and breakfast. Another team member was on the fast track torunning two five-star mega hotels in Sunset Valley. For some players, resortmanagement was just a little too stressful and felt that having their Sims stayat a resort was a much more enjoyable experience.
I thought that one of the best ways to talk about resorts is totell you about the one that I’m currently building. After discovering anuncharted island, I decided that it was the perfect place to break ground on mynew resort. Using the blueprint mode, I quickly went from zero to well…bareminimum (at this point I’m fighting the urge to just use the money cheat.)
Tip: Blueprint mode is intended for players whowant to get their resort built quickly so that they can jump into gameplayright away. However, if you choose to do so you can use Build and Buy tools tobuild your resort from scratch. Required objects for resorts are: the frontdesk and at least one resort tower rabbithole. In general, the resort tower isrequired as a place for guests to fulfill their motives as well as manageresort worker population. A new Buy Mode sort was added to display amenityobjects that make the most impact to your resort quality.
My Sims are gonna love doing this!
Ever wonder how The Sims went from having 5 personality aspects to traits like real people? Well, here’s how!
If you play The Sims 3, you’ll notice some of these from the game with slightly altered names: Loves the Outdoors, Hopeless Romantic, Athletic, Friendly, and Loner. And although Mid Life Crisis didn’t make sense as a trait, we used it as a lifetime happiness reward which could be used to swap traits mid-game.
Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Arrested Development
Then we locked the design team in a room and made a list of the interesting characters we knew from TV, movies, and books. We filled entire whiteboards with names, then scrawled the prominent traits of those characters in any whitespace we could find. Due to the wonders of technology, I was able to dig up a piece of one of those brainstorms. I know it looks like we had an angry chimp scribbling these down, but hey… it’s hard to keep a chimp happy all the time: