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SnootySims scored an interview with Evan Taubenfeld, one of the artists whose song was converted to Simlish for The Sims 3 World Adventures.
How did you ‘learn’ this odd language? Did you, for example, listen to other Simlish songs for inspiration?
EA actually has Simlish translators on staff who help us out. They sent me a copy of the new lyric with phonetic pronunciations and I used that when I re-sang it.
Did it take longer then usuall to record it?
Yup, I mean, not only did I have to get a good vocal performance, but it was a whole new language for me.
Will we ever see the next patch to clean up the mess caused by 1.8/2.3? Of course we will! I’m willing to bet that it’ll be either the end of January or the beginning of Febraury before we see it as The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff will include some sort of game update. However The Sims Team made a statement earlier today that they are still working hard on cranking out a patch to fix your broken game:
A small update – the dev team has been informed of the issues you’ve posted, and they are currently being investigated. As soon as I have more information, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, please keep posting if you’re running into issues, and give as much detail as possible.
Thanks, SimGuru Big Guy-
I wonder how big the next patch will be… Thanks to Sims 3 Nieuws for the tidbit!
UKer’s do you shop at HMV? Have you been keeping track of your points? PureHMV has added a limited edition inspiration poster to their lineup of items you can pickup when you redeem points – 7500 points to be exact. If I had the chance to participate, I know where I’d be shopping
Special thanks to SimsGalore on Twitter for showing this off.
If you drop by SimFans.de, you’ll be able to catch an interview with Melanie Lam, the associate producer of The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff sharing a few tidbits about the upcoming pack which will hit stores in February. The highlights show that there will be 40 items and 20 cloths, 5 new hair pieces and 5 new patterns (which will appear in a future game update).
Here’s a sample question from their interview:
In comparison to the official The Sims 3 Store – The included 60 objects are much cheaper than 60 objects from the Store. What is the reason for that difference?
The store is a newer way for us to reach the community with individual objects, holiday themed objects, and sets. With the store, players get to craft their own collection of items for purchase. However, the design of a stuff pack is such that it boosts players’ ability to create a unique setting and tell a story; in this case, the setting is a modern loft space. The story could be that of a hip musician or a designer. We’ve put together 40 objects and about 20 Sim outfit items that go with the theme. The pricing does not vary too greatly from the store as we offer discounts on the store when you purchase sets.
This just came in via one of my EA reps. While I do give them my congratulations with being #1 and having 100 million downloads, it irritates me to see that there are still many problems with the game that need to be fixed – in fact new ones just created with the EADM – yet they never seem to address them :/
EA’s The Sims Studio is thrilled that The Sims 3 was named the worldwide #1 best-selling PC game of 2009*. This marks the sixth time this decade that The Sims franchise was named the best-selling PC title. The original The Sims was the bestselling PC game worldwide from 2000 to 2003, until it was dethroned by its own sequel The Sims 2, which was the best-selling PC game of 2004 and held the #2 spot for 2005 and 2006. Additionally, The Sims 3 World Adventures holds a position on the top 10 PC lists around the world.
Just Some of the Possibilities with Create a World Tool — BETA
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, The Sims franchise and its official websites continue to thrive and provide a place for players to create, share, expand their gameplay experiences, and explore. The Sims 3 in particular has one of the strongest communities—the official website sees more than 6 million unique monthly visitors. Over 100 million pieces of content have been downloaded from the The Sims 3 Exchange in just seven months. Previously it took years to reach the 100 million marker. The Exchange enables fans to share custom content such as Sims, clothing, houses, objects and now worlds with the Create a World Tool – BETA. Registered The Sims 3 players can step into the shoes of The Sims 3 development team by using the same robust world-building tools the team uses to create worlds and towns for The Sims 3. This massive, creative tool allows players to design and build entire worlds for their Sims, or begin their creations with pre-made terrains. Once players are satisfied with their brand new world, they can then share their creations online through The Sims 3 Exchange. The tool allows for endless creative possibilities and countless new stories to be told using a brand new world, designed by the players, as the canvas!
Since the launch of the tool in December 2009, players have been creating and sharing amazing worlds that can then be used as backdrops to tell new stories and direct movies. Check out the machinima movie ‘Isle of Broken Ships’ made by The Sims 3 player Atlanas, which tells the story of a shipwrecked boy and some of the popular worlds on the Exchange including ‘Oasis Island’ by Rslong7, ‘Simtopia’ by SimsTR, and ‘Coconut Island’ by ProfPlumbob. Sims players have let their creativity and imagination run wild with the new available content and tools. Join in!
Scenes from ’Isle of Broken Ships’ machinima movie on YouTube
Sample Player-created Worlds Oasis Island, Simtopia, and Coconut Island from The Sims 3 exchange
For more information, visit www.TheSims3.com.
*According to NPD data, Chart-track UK, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate
If you do use the store, and the Castle items are on your wishlist then heads up, both the interior and exterior sets are on sale. The Exterior set contains 19 items in which you can build the castle of your dreams surrounded by regal towers, flagged rooftops, and of course, a variety impenetrable walls. The interior set comes with 13 items, mainly suited for the bedroom. Sale ends Monday, January 26, 2010.
Andy over at The Sims Zone has started his in-depth review of The Sims 3 World Adventures. Part 1′s segment involves the mechanics behind traveling and proper visa management.
Once a sim starts to go on a world adventure, they begin with a Level 0 visa in each of the three countries. Without any other extensions, it means that the default length of time that they can stay is 3 days.
From experience, I have found that three days is not enough in most cases. Three days is NOT enough in most cases. To be in sight of the relic you have been searching for, only to find you are on the way back home is incredibly irritating.
In order to improve the level of visa and the length of their stay, they have to accumulate enough visa points. Visa points are gained from completing many of the adventuring opportunities that come their way while they are abroad.
Have you recently found that you can no longer connect to the EADM? Chances are it may be due to the fact that the latest EADM update screwed you over. SimGuru_BGY_11 posted a reply over at the official Sims 3 forums about the error, stating that version 6 is faulty thus recommending players to re-install back to version 5:
It looks like there is an issue with the latest version of the EADM that is causing connection issues. For the moment while we find out what’s wrong, what you’ll need to do is uninstall EADM 18.104.22.168 and install any version of EADM 5, either through the website or from the Sims 3 shipping disc.
We are working on correcting this currently and I’ll be letting everyone know when a new version that does not experience this issue is available.
Special thanks to Sims 3 Nieuws for bringing this to my attention.