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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2012, 04:16:11 AM »
@samoht04:

I think there's something wrong with a couple of the pictures in the first post.  The first two don't render properly for me.

For you too? I thought that was my mobile being weird.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2012, 05:13:31 AM »
I had read that it will not include a venue...
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/0/614954.page
Number 3 of the FAQ's in the first post.

It won't be included but there will be one that is themed towards it. SimGuruSmitty is one of the main World Builders at EA and was on the live chat for Monte Vista I believe (Still have not seen that yet.)

I think there's something wrong with a couple of the pictures in the first post.  The first two don't render properly for me.

I'll see what I can do to fix it. I'm using photobucket for those which I uploaded from my own Computer so that's confusing why it's not working.  :-\

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2012, 06:37:31 AM »
It won't be included but there will be one that is themed towards it. SimGuruSmitty is one of the main World Builders at EA and was on the live chat for Monte Vista I believe (Still have not seen that yet.)

Arhh, I get what you mean now. I was thinking you were talking about one being in the world already.
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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2012, 04:27:20 AM »
True story. Maybe they'll make venues that match the look. If not, I'm sure our building community here can make us some things!

Oh Rosa, I'm sure we can conjure up something suitable ;)
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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2012, 06:24:23 AM »
SimGuruTaterTot just posted this:
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Hi there!

I'm on fire with these blogs! I can't wait until we release the Sims 3 Monte Vista on Thursday. Expect it to show up on the Sims 3 Store sometime around 10am Pacific (could be earlier, could be slightly later -- you know how technology goes).

As a reminder, the Sims 3 Monte Vista will NOT be available for simpoints. It will be in a bundle, similar to how Barnacle Bay is set up. We'll be offering a $20 bundle for those of you who just want a world + 100 simpoints, and then a $35 simpoint bundle with will contain Monte Vista + 1900 simpoints. The $35 simpoint bundle is especially great if you want to purchase a venue to go along with the world.

Speaking of venues, as SimGuruSmitty had teased last week during the Monte Vista Broadcast, we're releasing a venue at the same time we're releasing Monte Vista. Introducing...the Al Fresco Street Market:


I'll let you all pick over the image and guess what type of content we're releasing with this venue :)

As a general note -- this venue will be available for purchase with simpoints.
Unless you have the simpoints ready to go, I highly suggest that if you're going to get this venue and Monte Vista, it's going to be much easier to grab the $35 bundle than to purchase two separate simpoint bundles.

So that's the point of the 35 dollar simpoint bundle - venues generally cost 1900 simpoints. Can't believe I didn't connect the dots sooner.

Anyway, the venue looks nice, I don't think I'll get it, but I guess it all depends on what kind of content they release along with it.


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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2012, 06:30:35 AM »
Going to buy this tomorrow! So excited! Fortunately I managed to raise about £170 on Sunday from my old toys and books at a market so I can use some of that. The venue looks out-of-this-world but I'm not sure I'll want to spend my money on something completely virtual (at least that's what my parents say and I think they're a bit angry with me for 'wasting' my money and I just said 'But it's Monte Vista! You have no idea how amazingly designed it is and how everyone else on the Forum will have it before me and I'll be left out..." Etc, etc, you get the point!)
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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2012, 09:59:17 PM »
I so can't wait to get this world. But ugh! Won't be up til around 6pm where I am. Most of the day will be gone already.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2012, 08:14:10 AM »
I can't wait it to be released. To make this waiting even worse is that today (Decwember 6th) is Indepence Day so no work to get day go faster. I would have had whole day to play Monte Vista but it's not out yet (it's 3 pm already). Maybe I get it on weekend then (it probably will be released so late that I would not have time to play since I have early morning tomorrow).

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2012, 08:44:59 AM »
You are a couple of hours ahead of me then. Man, this waiting is harsh.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2012, 08:55:19 AM »
Was a release time announced?

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2012, 09:06:48 AM »
Around 10 a.m., PST.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2012, 09:33:23 AM »
Thanks, Marian! I had been about to smack myself for not getting up at midnight to download it, but since it's not out yet, I'm glad I got my sleep  ;D

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2012, 09:35:56 AM »
I can't wait it to be released. To make this waiting even worse is that today (Decwember 6th) is Indepence Day so no work to get day go faster. I would have had whole day to play Monte Vista but it's not out yet (it's 3 pm already). Maybe I get it on weekend then (it probably will be released so late that I would not have time to play since I have early morning tomorrow).

Darn, no work!   :o

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2012, 11:30:05 AM »
Then again I'm happy that I don't live in Australia or in those timezones... Just think all the talk about Monte being released on Dec 6th and you wait and wait and wait... until Dec 7th (I really feel sorry for those people from the wrong information that has been given).

Wondering if I should spend sometime watching Independence DAy ball that starts soon (it's all the politicians and some famous people celebrating at our president's "castle", but then again I can see most of the dresses tomorrow's papers anyway... At least snowing has stopped now.

1.5 hours left waiting...

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #64 on: December 06, 2012, 12:27:17 PM »
It's available in the US right now.

https://store.thesims3.com/buysimpoints?execution=e1s1

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #65 on: December 06, 2012, 12:32:54 PM »
The UK Price on sale is £12.80 instead of £16.  :)

Edit: This is just the standard version. The one with the 1900 SimPoints is £22.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #66 on: December 06, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »
The UK Price on sale is £12.80 instead of £16.  :)

My Mum was promising me £6 worth of points but I just pressed my £6.80 into her hand and said 2 words "Monte Vista" and brought my laptop to her with the store screen loaded and every detail filled in other than billing info. Dramatic or what?  ;D
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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2012, 12:36:40 PM »
Since there's a Monte Vista themed venue out as well, should it be posted about in this thread or have its own separate one?

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »
Since there's a Monte Vista themed venue out as well, should it be posted about in this thread or have its own separate one?

Since it's not included with Monte Vista it might be best to make a new thread for it since it's separate. It's a tough one though seeing as it's themed for Monte Vista.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2012, 01:00:01 PM »
Cant wait to download it, and I think I will be putting screen shots of the gameplay on my blog (officiallysociallyawkwar.tumblr.com)

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2012, 01:10:55 PM »
Since Monte Vista is now out I'll move the thread to the towns and townies board.  :)

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #71 on: December 06, 2012, 01:13:45 PM »
First few screenies! 



Up from above



Town centre (sorry about the quality!)



Gino Ferrari - rich, good looking, high cooking and gardening skills and great traits. He just screams "Dynasty Spouse"



The City Hall. Perhaps one of the most magnificent (Moonlight Falls' is pretty good!)



On the left is the police station and on the right is theatre



Gino using the pizza oven. In that picture he's making a Breakfast Calzone. Yummy!
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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #72 on: December 06, 2012, 01:21:26 PM »
It looks like Gino has rather thin lips too. He's definitely dynasty material!

The town square looks a little more sparse than I imagined it to be, and the countryside even more so, but it's still quite nice looking.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #73 on: December 06, 2012, 01:25:22 PM »
I don't suppose he actually owns a ferrari too?

I'm trying to decide what to do at the moment, I really would love this world but can't decide if I want the venue as well or not, it's appealing but it doesn't give the venue lot size and if I did buy it i'd like to be able to use it in other worlds too but if it's 64x64 then I doubt i'd bother.

Wonder how long it takes to get about, the houses look very spaced out.

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Re: New Store World: Monte Vista
« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2012, 01:32:56 PM »
Well, I have to wait till next week, everything is out till then for me. This town looks lovely. I can't wait.