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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2012, 06:49:59 AM »
I got to play Supernatural last night for few hours and have to say I love what I saw - played in CAS and I loved the clothes and even few haircuts (well animation of walking in some of the nice large dresses are wierd but look great when Sim is standing still lol)! I love the furniture, Rocking Chair yay! As a collector I am more than thrilled by so may new plants, gem cutter and 3 new gems, honey and generally new use of all the harvestables - potions! Plus the Alchemy and contemplating phylosophy, so yea I love what I have seen so far.
And have to say I love the mountain sculpting and painting in this town, it took me a while to find all community lots but I love some of the new rabbitholes too :D Overall, I didn't expect I will like this EP this much and I am happy how it brings fantasy into the realism of virtual people I play with :D

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2012, 07:46:59 AM »
Haven't played for very long but so far I had the Llama give me the tragic clown moodlet, this lasts 24 hours, but I was able to remove this with the alchemy elixir.  The new paintings with the coloured border are awesome, check them out after dark!

The werewolf can hunt when transformed and so far has found metals, the new collectable trait really does help with collecting, at least every bug, butterfly and small animal I tried to catch succeeded.

Also I love the nod to Twilight with the 'Le shove' beach  ;)
So far I can say that I think this will be one of my favourite expansions, very pleased with everything so far !



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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #102 on: September 06, 2012, 07:50:27 AM »
So far, I'm enjoying Supernatural as well. I've had a lot of Zombies and in my town, Oberon Summerdream was a fairy, not a Zombie. Alchemy is fun, but I lack a bit of the willpower to get good at fishing, gardening AND alchemy, so fishing is my next step. My witch sim is interesting though I really wish there was a way to track the progress for supernatural sims. I've had her play with magic for hours and she hasn't learned anything new  :o I also did the Arcane Master quest and didn't get anything at the end...I'm pretty sure that's a glitch, though. I was really confused when nothing happened at the end.

Overall I'm really happy with the expansion! Has anyone played around with the werewolves yet? I'm curious about them!

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2012, 07:52:53 AM »
There's so much content that I've barely scratched the surface. New music in either build or buy mode (can't remember which I was in when I heard it) and also new music for loading your town!

Also, the Gatherer trait apparently also makes you good at gardening. My level 2 gardening sim planted 3 normal seeds and now has 3 very nice plants. Fairies can talk to plants, too, whether they have the green thumb trait or not.
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2012, 08:14:40 AM »
I want to bang my head against my keyboard because college has once again caused me great strife financially. I had to spend my Sims money on a couple of textbooks (one of them is online) and I don't know when I'll ever get enough money to buy this expansion pack. I might have to wait for Christmas!  :'(

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2012, 08:20:20 AM »
Yeah MarianT my fairy is epic at gardening with Green Thumb and Gatherer, will be great when I get the Super Green Thumb LTR too. I cast enough magic to learn bloom now and I've found there are three possible results: most of the time it will advance the plant one growth stage. Occasionally, it will grow weeds instead, and sometimes it will backfire and kill the plant. I'm not sure yet whether the weeds are more common than the complete fail or about the same, but my LTW is to make 100 plants bloom so I'm sure I'll get more data on that. And yes, casting it repeatedly on one plant to get it from planted to mature will get you 3-4 of the 100 (depending if it's a mushroom or normal plant since mushrooms also have mycelium). Also with mushrooms, once you harvest them instead of going back to mature they go back to mycelium and regrow entirely. I haven't seen one die yet but again will see more later.

Rebecca88: I was learning new spells on my fairy pretty regularly so that might be a glitch? Though I have the advantage of being able to stick an aura up and then do something else while it keeps on ticking. I've also got a werewolf in my household now but haven't done much with her yet. The funniest was when she went to eat and she crouched on the chair and started scarfing down her food with her head in the bowl, especially since she also has the Proper trait. (which gives you special interactions with other sims like praising or criticising their manners, makes you wear formal clothes more - sometimes she gets an action "formalise" and just changes clothes - and has more exaggerated mood effects from decorated or dirty surroundings) When she transformed back into human form she had a three hour moodlet with no mood effect that said something like "Edwin feels like she's done something awesome, but can't remember what." The icon is a cute baffled looking werewolf face.

HAHAH!  I thought they looked like the Tardis as well. 

I admit when I was placing one on a lot I sat there pressing the randomise button for ages trying to get a TARDIS blue one. Sadly I saw nothing even close to blue so I gave up.

I'm not sure if its the new collection trait or just luck but I was on vacation and the bugs/gems/metals kept respawning crazy fast.  I usually go on vacation with a collection helper and spend time collecting everything until I strip the map clean and then work on other things, and I couldn't keep up with the spawning.  In one case it spawned while I was still standing there!

I noticed this too. In my case I had it particularly with insects on my first lot (recently moved to the witch's cove). I caught a LOT of swallowtail butterflies and rhino beetles, as well as light beetles, ladybirds and a couple of royal purple butterflies. I don't think mine was quite as fast as yours? but there were times when two spawn points on my lot would spawn twice a day so I'd catch four insects total without even leaving home, and I seem to have an rock spawn there as well. It was the empty lot just across from the witch's cove and the normal consignment store so I'm going to keep checking it to see if the spawns stay, and also because some of my mushrooms are still planted there. I only noticed this starting about a week into the game but part of that may have been that I'd been going out fishing and harvesting people's gardens during the day a lot before that. Though for other insect collectors, the elixir consignment store seems to have about six different spawn points. It also has a rock spawn but for me it was sitting between the porch and the hedge where you can't get, haha. Luckily I think it was only an emerald or something.

I've seen both Oberon and Titania Summerdream as zombies. I feel like I remember them having fairy wings but that might just be my imagination because in my head they should be fairies. I also saw Countess whatever-her-name is spawn as a zombie next to my fairy bungalow one night and immediately die, which was a little bizarre. Her ghost is red or orange, can't remember what death that indicates off the top of my head and I'm just typing this up before I crawl into bed. So far I have not had the opportunity from the science lab to restore her ghost, presumably because she wasn't part of my household, though I've kept her tombstone for lols.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2012, 09:46:21 AM »
I admit when I was placing one on a lot I sat there pressing the randomise button for ages trying to get a TARDIS blue one. Sadly I saw nothing even close to blue so I gave up.

Are you aware that there's a Create-a-Style option in The Sims 3? The next time you're in Buy or Build mode you can click the little easel button on the left side of the panel and then click the object you want to recolour, and you can change an item's colour to whatever you want.  :)



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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2012, 12:02:16 PM »
Oberon Summerdream came to my lot as a Fairy-Zombie.


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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2012, 12:06:06 PM »
When zombies attack on the night of the full moon, the zombies are usually chosen from the pool of townies for your game.  This means that anyone can be turned into a zombie like fairies, witches, vampires, paparazzi, etc.  So while they will sometimes come to you as a combination zombie-whatever.  They are actually just the whatever except for on a full moon. 
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2012, 12:27:13 PM »
I'm LOVING the full moon. It's not just zombie attacks! If you have a child Sim look under the bed for monsters, they'll FIND monsters and then become totally terrified and refuse to sleep in that bed. (Well, I THINK this is because of the Full Moon, it might be randomized but this happened to me during a Full Moon - and I did it a couple of times otherwise and did not get that result.) Also, and I'm 100% sure this is because of the Full Moon, there are certain new portraits that change during a Full Moon...it really surprised me the first couple times I noticed!

Ah, Northwest, not Midwest. Well, apparently the Northwest is beautiful! :)

So weird that this EP came after Showtime, which I was really underwhelmed by (most of that content should have been included in Late Night IMO), whereas I think this is going to fast become my favorite EP.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2012, 12:50:42 PM »
I am loving this expansion!

I am messing about with the Gnome of the Darned trying to see what, if any, effect it has. I have three on my lot and it appears that they do indeed cause ghosts to show up.

At the moment my Sim, Rowena Ravencroft (Witch) is eating waffles with Enza Michaels while Jimmy Vu and Peanut Bahl chat on the porch. Two of the ghosts have gravestones in the town cemetery but I have not found Peanut's anywhere. I am going to add three more to the collection and see if Rowena ends up entertaining six ghosts.

They do change color but I don't know if that has any effect on the type of ghost that shows up. I will have to pay closer attention.

If anyone else has any thoughts or has noticed anything different I would love to know. :)

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Edit: I found Peanut Bahl's urn in the secret room behind the bookcase in the Library of Lore & Vault of Antiquity.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2012, 01:17:34 PM »
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I've seen only one zombie.  And my alchemist threw a potion and created the other one...  Weird.  Maybe one of the mods I have has deleted them??

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« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2012, 01:48:31 PM »
@cndneh

The only mod that I know of that is causing problems with zombie spawning is Twallan's Story Progression. Someone told him about it yesterday I believe. Don't know if that is the one you have or not but wanted to let you know in any case. Hope this helps. :)

*I believe it has something to do with Story Progression deleting the homeless which is the pool that the zombies are drawn from. Please correct me if I am wrong about this as I do not want to cause confusion or anything.

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Edit: I should have said all homeless non-service Sims. Sorry about that.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #113 on: September 06, 2012, 03:59:10 PM »
Are you aware that there's a Create-a-Style option in The Sims 3? The next time you're in Buy or Build mode you can click the little easel button on the left side of the panel and then click the object you want to recolour, and you can change an item's colour to whatever you want.  :)

Ahhh! There's so many little buttons everywhere I'm always missing something. Thanks for the tip! TARDIS yay.

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« Reply #114 on: September 06, 2012, 05:37:05 PM »
So far, six Gnomes of the Darned, six ghosts showed up to party.  :) They were all from the cemetery. I will have to add one more and see if Peanut Bahl will show up then that will be all the ghosts not in households unless there are more hidden gravestones. It will be interesting to see if more than seven of them will bring the household ghosts over or actually spawn new ones.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #115 on: September 06, 2012, 05:53:43 PM »
So far I'm really enjoying this expansion - a lot more than I thought I would! I was someone who hesitated for a while before buying it, thinking I wouldn't like it after seeing them run down all the different supernaturals (werewolves looked kind of silly). I was incredibly surprised at how much it really brings to the game though. You have no idea how I "hallelujah"ed at the population controls it added, though part of me wished you could make a percentage of it now rather than "on" and "off" because the Zombies are getting a little tiresome (popping up day and night on various lots and such, which may be a glitch) and I would like to tone them down a little because they are still a fun aspect to play.

I've only tried messing around with Witches; it's a lot of work but it's really rewarding to me. I'm really interested to figure out the answers to some of the questions asked about the genetics of supernaturals and where they apply, but there is so much to explore I'm not sure where to begin.

Did anyone else have the awkward jolt of seeing the Twilight family placed in Moonlight Falls? The Swain family made me chuckle a little though I'm not a fan of the series I must say Sims is pulling a great stunt to pull more people into it.  :D

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« Reply #116 on: September 06, 2012, 06:04:52 PM »
@cndneh

The only mod that I know of that is causing problems with zombie spawning is Twallan's Story Progression. Someone told him about it yesterday I believe. Don't know if that is the one you have or not but wanted to let you know in any case. Hope this helps. :)

*I believe it has something to do with Story Progression deleting the homeless which is the pool that the zombies are drawn from. Please correct me if I am wrong about this as I do not want to cause confusion or anything.

Regards,
Sarah



Edit: I should have said all homeless non-service Sims. Sorry about that.

Of course... that totally makes sense, I sort of thought that but wasn't sure. Thanks!

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« Reply #117 on: September 06, 2012, 06:22:16 PM »
Two potentially stupid questions:

1) is there a way to make Bonehilda automatically dismiss herself? As it is when she's finished cleaning she keeps getting drinks of juice and spilling them all over the floor, which was funny once. Following her around to catch her when she's done and find a sim free to dismiss her takes at least half the point out of *having* a maid.

2) werewolf hunting. So far Edwin has done it on her own once (but was foiled by not being able to walk where she wanted to) but I haven't figured out how to tell her to do it. I thought I'd have to practice werewolfy... things... but if that was the case would she be able to do it by herself? I don't know. Help my novice werewolf, she is vulnerable and needy and has no one to mentor her in the ways of the furry ones.

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« Reply #118 on: September 06, 2012, 06:31:54 PM »
Two potentially stupid questions:

1) is there a way to make Bonehilda automatically dismiss herself? As it is when she's finished cleaning she keeps getting drinks of juice and spilling them all over the floor, which was funny once. Following her around to catch her when she's done and find a sim free to dismiss her takes at least half the point out of *having* a maid.

2) werewolf hunting. So far Edwin has done it on her own once (but was foiled by not being able to walk where she wanted to) but I haven't figured out how to tell her to do it. I thought I'd have to practice werewolfy... things... but if that was the case would she be able to do it by herself? I don't know. Help my novice werewolf, she is vulnerable and needy and has no one to mentor her in the ways of the furry ones.

I don't know about Bonehilda - but I do know that for your werewolf needs to be in werewolf form and then just click the ground anywhere. It should say Hunt Solo and she'll run off sniffing the ground a bunch.  This will also help with her werewolf hidden skill so she'll learn more werewolfy things like how to add to her pack.
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« Reply #119 on: September 06, 2012, 06:34:44 PM »
You can dismiss Bonehilda by clicking on her closet-thing. Your sim will snap their fingers, and she'll toddle off to the closet. I've had to do that pretty often in my 5-toddler household because she won't let the poor nooboos sleep. She's constantly picking them up for a snuggle.

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« Reply #120 on: September 06, 2012, 06:54:31 PM »
I am loving this EP! I wasn't sure when it was first announced, but now I'm playing it, I can honestly say it's fantastic! I've only really played as witches, which are great, especially when Morgana's apple was transmutated into woohooium. Moonlight Falls is a great neighbourhood, with tons of spawn locations, brilliant for any collector (such as myself). Two of my favourite items (so far) have to be the gem cutter; being able to cut my gems for free and instantly is great. The second is the indoor planter; having a row of plants infront of windows is just so pretty and great on a full moon when Morgana needs ingredients for elixers and the garden is over run with zombies. One final thing to share, I had 5 sims in my garden during a full moon and one of them had brought a radio from the dead resulting in all 5 zombies doing the smustle, just hilarious!

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« Reply #121 on: September 06, 2012, 07:06:44 PM »
@cndneh
You are most welcome! I went through my first full moon and not a single zombie. I do have Twallan's Story Progression so I was not expecting any but looked all around the town anyway lol.

My Bonehilda cleaned up one dirty dish, went on the porch, kicked a gnome over and disappeared. The option to dismiss her is there but I cannot find her anywhere. I guess I will dismiss her and see what happens. I am going to try another one to see if she also disappears. Maybe she didn't have enough to do.  :o

Regards,
Sarah

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« Reply #122 on: September 06, 2012, 07:14:24 PM »
Okay, it seems that gatherer also increases the likelihood of finding rarer space rocks - either that or I just had the most astounding luck ever with NINE in a row all coming up "one of the rarest space rocks!"

I don't know about Bonehilda - but I do know that for your werewolf needs to be in werewolf form and then just click the ground anywhere. It should say Hunt Solo and she'll run off sniffing the ground a bunch.  This will also help with her werewolf hidden skill so she'll learn more werewolfy things like how to add to her pack.

Aha. I was clicking on her, that would explain it.

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« Reply #123 on: September 06, 2012, 11:17:18 PM »
I haven't played a witch yet so maybe its one of her/his things but how do you change people back from having frog/toad heads?  (I'm assuming they got turned into a toad by an evil witch) is there a potion? a spell perhaps? 

I also managed to finish the "Inner Beauty" LTW and the one that makes you use 50 potions on people.  Some of those potions are a riot!  "Large and in Charge".... super fat Sims, "lean and mean"... super skinny sims, the "Midas touch"... gold gold every where! 

And loving the collection trait.  I'm actually finding bugs that I didn't know existed... that came with World Adventures (a butterfly named "Cleopatras Butterfly"  never seen or heard of this one and I caught FOUR of them!!  And there are more than yellow and green fireflies.. there is pink, and orange, and red, and blue, and purple and white... Yowzas!!

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« Reply #124 on: September 07, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »
Yes I just went on a three day trip to China and I was starting to get annoyed at the red assassin beetles because I want to get my 10 beetles, haha. I got a pile of those and some of the yellow dart butterflies, as well as water beetles and bamboo straight butterflies, so only two more for each collection. I got a LOT of platinum though, as well as jade, septarian nodules and some luminorious gem. Right now my conservative estimate on profit for three days minus the time I spent fishing just collecting insects and rocks is 15-20k simoleans, probably more when I consider the increased value of cut gems/ingots from gatherer (esp with returning extra ingots) and the fact that you can sell rocks etc at the consignment shop now.