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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #200 on: September 13, 2012, 03:43:04 PM »
I still haven't been able to really dive into Supernatural that much, my only free time has been either been spent elsewhere or in my Dynasty. However from what I have seen and tried out it's a really cool expansion, I love the new content and can't wait to just be able to sit down and play - so hopefully this weekend! :D

I've only really bought and used a few Elixrs so far but from that taster it seems like a great addition!
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #201 on: September 13, 2012, 04:31:49 PM »
Same here. Although I haven't had half the time I wanted to play with Supernatural since I installed it last week-end, I really like what I've already seen. I was thrilled when EA announced this EP and had very high expectations for it, and I haven't been disappointed an inch so far. And that's quite a compliment coming from me, since I've a tad little bit of a critic mind in general  :D Even the never ending Zombie apocalypse bug hasn't bothered me so far.

I find all the furniture, architecture items, clothes and hairs really lovely. And Alchemy is a very nice skill too. Moonlight Falls looks rather nice. It's a bit empty in the center (but that's intentional if I understand correctly), but very flat. So it's really easy to remodel in the future. The new Rabbit Holes look great and are a nice change.

Although I was more interested in the Witches than any other life states, I've been playing a fairy family and I love them - they're really cute - argh  ;). This is rather unexpected for me since they sparkle a lot. If I must have one critic so far, this is indeed the sparkling which is a tad little bit too much to my taste. But I feel I'll be able to cope with it, the good in the EP far overcomes those sparkles!

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #202 on: September 13, 2012, 06:16:39 PM »
I haven't actually played with it yet, but I went into MF and had a look around. My first impression was that I didn't like it all that much - kind of another TB. But I love the new rabbitholes, and the fact that they doubled up the theatre and criminal base. The more double-ups I have, the more room I have for other things!

I love all the new furniture, skilling items and plants and things. I was especially excited by a tall, half width coffe/side table. It's perfect for entryways into homes - especially one I just built. And I love the tardis LLAMA. Even my daughter, walking by casually asked if I was looking for a Dr Who travelling thingy. Now I'm off to play with it some more while I work out where I'll put all the new items!

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #203 on: September 14, 2012, 12:51:28 AM »
haha, my babydaddy seems to have more-or-less moved into my super fairy land. He just sleeps in the fairy bungalow every night and hangs out there during the day, he hasn't been to his own home in days. I suspect this is a side effect of fairy bungalows being open to all while beds aren't - and unfortunately neither are showers, as he's getting a little rank. The funny thing is he hasn't shown any interest in toddler Kitty either. His reaction on seeing her was to walk up to the crib and slump forward in disappointment with a thought bubble of her and a red line through it, and hasn't interacted with her since. He seems to be getting his musical skill up pretty steadily though.

(Kitty is pretty cute. Her da has human colouring and mum is an ex-rainboo. Her hair is blue with red highlights and tips and her skin is human-pink.)

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #204 on: September 14, 2012, 09:08:19 AM »
I know mostly everyone is playing in the new neighborhood - naturally. But is anyone playing in the old neighborhoods? What is different? Are there Supernatural townies now? Are they singing in the street? (If you also have Showtime)

I am, I'm playing in Twinbrook (Being at home all day every day means I have plenty time to play). I just find Moonlight Falls very... dreary? And empty, as my game's progressing townies are starting to change into different life states for example Goodwin Goode is now a fairy in my game.
I know Twinbrook's pretty dull too but at least all the lots are closer together.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #205 on: September 14, 2012, 10:22:41 AM »
I'm curious, has anyone noticed any differences in the vampires in this addition?
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #206 on: September 16, 2012, 01:00:51 AM »
I know mostly everyone is playing in the new neighborhood - naturally. But is anyone playing in the old neighborhoods? What is different? Are there Supernatural townies now? Are they singing in the street? (If you also have Showtime)

I was playing in Appaloosa Plains and I didn't go out searching for anything, but the townies can turn into zombies. I'm not sure how they do it, but they can show up at your doorstep as a zombie.



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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #207 on: September 16, 2012, 10:45:51 AM »
I have not tried all the new things in Supernatural, but I do have a problem with zombies.  On the homestead they are annoying, but I have a sim that wants to explore tombs and such.  I sent her to Egypt to adventure.  The person she was to report to was a zombie which does not allow any action.  I tried again.  She was sent to a home and on that quest she could not even get in the house.  Zombies again!

This is a major problem.  I wonder if there is anyway to delete zombies from the Sims world.  There seem to be no purpose for them except annoyance.  In options, I found a place to supress the supernaturals, but zombies were not listed.  The rest are interesting additions.

One positive: The new patch or the new game has solved one problem I have had.  My games moves along much nicer with far less annoying pauses.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #208 on: September 16, 2012, 11:10:07 AM »
If you set the lunar cycle to a constant phase that is not the full moon, then you should not get zombies. Caveat: some people have found that the zombie attack gets "stuck", and the suggestion has been made that there's no fix for it.

If you can get them, it might be good to have some cure elixirs handy for situations like you're describing.
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #209 on: September 16, 2012, 02:57:49 PM »
I tried the cheat enabled to delete zombies on vacation to Egypt.  It did work and I was able to finish quests.  However, it only lasted for a few minutes.  It seems that I am not the only one experiencing this glitch.  EA games will most likely fix it with next patch.

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« Reply #210 on: September 17, 2012, 09:48:51 AM »
I must say, I loved gardening before when it took for ever. Now I'm over the moon! (pun intended) Fairies and gardening are just great! Especially once you get king/queen of the fae LTR. You can basically spend all day blooming plants and harvesting. You can get to perfect quality so quickly, and this will be great for my nectar making undertaking. Also I'm putting together a perfect garden with all the new plants included. It's so easy to have everything ready to harvest on the first day. You can even start improving all the plants on community lots too, without having to change the lot to a home-lot! I can just see it now... the garden upgrade challenge!

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #211 on: September 17, 2012, 09:35:57 PM »
I  love it. It gives such an opportunity for storytelling, and I love the Alchemy skill. I've only ever used witches and genies though, Maybe time to start playing with vamps and fairies
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #212 on: September 18, 2012, 05:05:58 AM »
I  love it. It gives such an opportunity for storytelling, and I love the Alchemy skill. I've only ever used witches and genies though, Maybe time to start playing with vamps and fairies

I'm playing a genie as the main character at the moment, but he gets the local fairies to do his gardening for him. He also likes making them fulfill their LTWs when he ensorcels them.

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Not just so he can free lots of his fellow genies by buying lamps with the happiness points - he likes to think of it as out-pranking them ;-)

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #213 on: September 19, 2012, 01:30:16 AM »
Just installed the game over the weekend. I like the layout of Moonlight Falls; but, the bars are boring. Put a professional bar in all of them so the sims can drink something besides "quick drinks". I love the 5br modern mansion. Converted the garage into my witch's alchemy room. The fairy takes cre of the garden and the werewolf collects things she needs for her elixirs.

Edit: Forgot to mention how I love the conversion spell by the witch. She got a fishbowl with a death fish in it.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #214 on: September 19, 2012, 02:04:43 AM »
I was looking at some of the achievements that are new with Supernatural, and I saw this:

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As a non-Supernatural female, Make Out with your Vampire Partner, then break up and Make Out with your new Werewolf Partner, break up with them and marry a Vampire.

Am I the only one who laughed at that? Though, I think my favorite is:

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Cut 20 stacks of gems with the Gem Cutter.

It's just so much of an homage that I have to grin and wish we could forge Rings of Power!
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #215 on: September 20, 2012, 09:05:42 AM »
First reactions :

Just played a couple of hours last night. The world seems very empty with lots of empty lots that are labeled "community" parks and such with nothing on them. The central park seemed .. Lacking.. I usually replace with the central park from Sunset Valley, but this one is an odd size so I had to place the bigger park elsewhere.  I can see that I am going to have to go to the different areas and take lots I like to put in Moonlight falls. I am hoping for community made lots soon.

I'm thinking Agneza's hobbit house would be perfect for a faerie. Some of the community buildings are doubled.. I don't like that. One building for two things..

They spent a lot of time it seems on making the Supernaturals and not much time on the world.

Having said that, I did not get bored a single time. It was fun playing with my witch and faerie.  The witch seems to be gaining experience in Alchemy over fast.. In the two hours she is level 5 already.

I did uncheck Celebrity. I'm glad for that opportunity. I can uncheck them all if I want a world without supernaturals. Thanks also for that. It seems they were listening. 

I like the world. I like what I have seen and done so far. It's only adding and I was so afraid it would just not fit but it does.  Once I get those empty community lots filled it will be perfect.  I give it 4 stars. One lacking for the Lack of time building a fuller world.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #216 on: September 22, 2012, 04:23:53 AM »
I am getting supernatural tomorrow and cannot wait. This thread is making me wish I had it now.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #217 on: September 22, 2012, 10:29:19 AM »
I agree, the world does seem very spare and empty. I am not impressed with the town itself at all. It's also very lazy terrain painting. Just mountains around the edges and flat plain in between. It seems thrown together.

I moved over to my game in Hidden Springs, which is one of my favorite terrain painted worlds, and started to add supernatural Sims to the town. So far I have two fairy sisters, Ariel and Ivy Willowwood, a witch, and a werewolf family of three. I haven't made any vampires or genies or ghosts yet.

I did have my first zombie attacks! It was not too bad. Just two zombies showed up and waved their arms in front of the house.

I had a burglar break into the werewolf house. My father Sim wolfed up and chased him off pronto. Very funny.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #218 on: September 23, 2012, 11:08:22 AM »
I am enjoying this EP more than I thought I would. I've added a vampire family, werewolf family, two fairy sisters, and a witch to my Hidden Springs legacy game. I have populations under tight control. I want to choose who turns supernatural, not the game. And I am SO happy to not have to see celebrity opps every 2 minutes.

Just now my legacy sim's little sister had a rocking birthday party and as soon as she aged up to young adult, her boyfriend turned into a zombie. He enjoyed the rest of the party, though. Very funny.

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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #219 on: September 23, 2012, 06:20:29 PM »
I just got it, and I have to say that it's been quite a blast. For the first time, I am not completely disappointed with the new facial hairs and I just love the Brooding trait since it fits the real me so much. Also, the darkwave music. I was rooting for metal, but darkwave is a nice addition, even though I'm not that big of a darkwaver. Other than that, I really like all the new items and the Alchemy skill.

Then again, I just got this, so I may or may not report in the near future.

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« Reply #220 on: September 23, 2012, 08:17:52 PM »
I like that the gem cutting machine's notifications mention Moh's scale of hardness. Educational!

I'm also not at all bothered by the zombies. Of course, I read about the saving glitch early enough, so they haven't come in plague proportions.

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« Reply #221 on: September 23, 2012, 08:22:42 PM »
I've avoided that fate as well, I will continually pause and unpause my game for hours on end (Doing other things) just to avoid saving and quitting on a full moon.
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Re: Supernatural - First Impressions
« Reply #222 on: September 23, 2012, 11:18:36 PM »
I noticed pregnant Townies today. I'm on my third generation in Hidden Springs and this is the first time I've seen a Townie who was pregnant. I do not have any mods at all installed or custom content.

Maybe they tweaked story progression a bit?

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« Reply #223 on: September 24, 2012, 07:20:10 AM »
By golly, I sure hope so!!!

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« Reply #224 on: September 24, 2012, 07:27:48 AM »
I noticed pregnant Townies today. I'm on my third generation in Hidden Springs and this is the first time I've seen a Townie who was pregnant. I do not have any mods at all installed or custom content.

Maybe they tweaked story progression a bit?
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