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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2009, 08:40:11 AM »
This isn't really a World Adventures comment, but the whole food spoiling bug seems to have surfaced after that expansion. Or maybe it's just the buggy patch. Anyway, I did an interesting test that you can repeat for yourself to clearly show that the food spoiling is a bug and not intentional on EA's part:

* Make a meal
* Have your Sim grab a plate, but cancel the cue so he doesn't eat it and leaves it untouched on the table.
* Put the leftovers in the fridge, but leave the single plate on the dining table.
* They'll spoil at the exact same time

Lesson Learned: Refrigerators have no function at all!  ???

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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2009, 10:20:54 AM »
Oh this is definitely not intentional, you can also tell by how random it is.

I can usually fix the problem by buying a new fridge as long as it's a different model from what they had before. But if they go traveling the fridge no longer works when they return. Same thing when I exit the game; when I enter a saved game the fridge is often broken again.

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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2009, 01:10:45 AM »
I just wanted to say....I am SUPER EXCITED as I have JUST bought World Adventures!! Courtesy of my christmas bonus :-)
i can't wait to load it on and play it, but unfortunately will have to wait, as we are on holiday at the moment.
Just wanted to share my excitement with you all - look forward to playing the new challenges! ;D

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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2010, 03:36:55 PM »
Well, I did have a few gameplay glitches at first and I'm currently having some minor graphic issues, but aside from that, the expansion pack deserves two thumbs and two big toes up!  ;) EA really improved on the vanilla game and well done to them now for trying out such a great new idea!  :D

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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2010, 02:14:16 PM »
My favorite thing about the WA EP is that you can travel whenever you want for as long as you want and when you go home not one minute has passed! (excluding the minutes taken to initiate the travel and return from traveling, of course)

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2010, 03:07:39 PM »
My favorite thing about the WA EP is that you can travel whenever you want for as long as you want and when you go home not one minute has passed! (excluding the minutes taken to initiate the travel and return from traveling, of course)
Well, technically, not as long as you want, but once you get your Visa up, those 18 or 21 days for a single sim can be amazing!

Note: Not sure what the max is for a single sim with Visa level 3 and the different Lifetime Rewards and item you can buy to extend your stay, but I know it's somewhere around 18.
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2010, 02:06:11 AM »
I was too patched up for mine and had to downgrade! (I got it months after it came out)
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2010, 04:24:52 AM »
My favorite thing about the WA EP is that you can travel whenever you want for as long as you want and when you go home not one minute has passed! (excluding the minutes taken to initiate the travel and return from traveling, of course)
Well, technically, not as long as you want, but once you get your Visa up, those 18 or 21 days for a single sim can be amazing!

Note: Not sure what the max is for a single sim with Visa level 3 and the different Lifetime Rewards and item you can buy to extend your stay, but I know it's somewhere around 18.

Yeah it's 18 and can theoretically go up to 72, I've never heard of reports higher. But it's nice of the developers to let large families stay longer, after all with all the micromanagement you might want to let yourself and a couple of your Sims rest while on vacation.

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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2010, 07:38:08 PM »
I can't say I am impressed as of yet.  I have already lost two families.  There is a saving issue that I am not quite sure of...

I'm 99% certain that all of the tech problems players are experiencing with World Adventures are due to installing the patch and then installing the expansion. I know Pam did it this way. I wrote down a handful of the new features from the long patch list in the link I provided yesterday as to things I should look for in the expansion — they're all there and I never patched. The reason I'm not getting an Update notice at the Launcher is because the game obviously does not feel I need a patch. So, I think the thing to do is forget about the patch and just install the expansion on top of vanilla.

Forgive me for ignoring the rest of this thread and leaping on your post but next week I'm having a computer delivered, and I was wondering whether I should install the Sims 3, update it via the launcher, THEN install WA; or should I install Sims 3, WA straight away and then see if there are any patches to download?
I'm going to be starting over from scratch and it'll be the first time I play WA so even if things do go screwy I won't be losing Sims I've gotten attached to, only EA made Sims ^^
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2010, 07:52:17 PM »
When I reinstalled my game, I installed Sims 3, World Adventures, and High End Loft one right after the other.  Then I launched the game and did the update it recommended.

Also, this would be better asked on a technical thread rather than a WA impressions thread.  We have a whole technical section for things like this.
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2010, 07:54:38 PM »
Thank you for the fast reply; and I'm sorry about posting in the wrong place.
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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2010, 10:14:56 PM »
My impressions: I'm really enjoying it, however this is the first time ever that I have had "bugs" with a Sims game. My computer is way above the specs needed, but I have had some problems since installing High End Loft and World Adventures.  My abililty to fish goes on and off. Sometimes a Sim can fish, other times not. The game will suddenly cut out for no reason, which is annoying. I save fairly often now to get around that. I lost an entire family, which was a drag.

Oh! and in regards to spoiled food in the fridge, you can use it for bait when you go fishing and it works really well. You get rid of the mess and no waste!

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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2010, 01:28:53 AM »
We have a thread about problems fishing that you may find helpful, Taxingwoman.
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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2010, 10:27:22 PM »
I LOVE all the new features in the expansion! (Although I live in Mexico and got it very late ::))

Travel: Well, I liked the locations, all of them have their own touch; Egypt is the great land of adventures.
I love taking my VERY weird family in its second generation to camp a night or two outside an oasis.

China is the very beautiful, serene and ancient enviroment.
I like this as a relaxing and meditation place for my sims.

France the most "cultural" of all, a romantic rendevouz for my sims.
Making nectar and visit local areas are my favorite activities.

My only problems with the expansion is the replay value and glitches.
I´ve had glitches that were annoying, an error 12 (I think), a family living in China once (I had to restart the trip), and a block when trying to travel to France.
The replay value, does not exist (more or less) because the tombs and objects (unique) do not reset. A way past this is moving your family to a new neighborhood, but it is quite difficult to leave behind everything. :'(  THIS is my biggest problem yet, if someone knows a way to make the tombs reset, please post a thread. :)


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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2010, 05:41:42 AM »
Save error 12 is not caused by WA (although I can see how the addition of simultaneous neighbourhoods could add to it).
I gave a brief explanation on some tips in limiting exactly that save error a while back. Look at my post in this thread.
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2011, 11:53:47 PM »
I've visited France and China so far, and I must say World Adventures is absolutely delightful!  I'm having some graphics issues, but it's the fault of my computer and not the game.  I'll be ordering a new graphics card in the very near future.

The Expansion Pack flows smoothly with the vanilla Sims 3 game.  I was very happy to find that I can play any of my existing families and not have to create new Sims.  My Legacy family was the first to go on vacation because I'm sentimental like that.  I took all five of them and it was a bit too much to control, so four of them went home early.  Now I'm just going to take one at a time for awhile.  It'll be good because each Sim in a family has specialities.  The cook will enjoy trying new foods and buying recipes, while the fisherman will love testing new fishing spots and catching new types of fish.  There's really a little of everything.

It's familiar enough that I don't feel like I'm learning a brand new game from the beginning, but there are plenty of new things that make it surprising and funny.  The expressions on my Sim's face while she tried to learn how to sing a song were priceless!  As was pausing to scratch her bottom while clearing rubble in a tomb. 

I'm very pleased and having a great time!
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2011, 06:31:36 AM »
Welcome to our Forum, rozzie62.

You quoted my post, but didn't add anything for your own comment.  What did you want to say?
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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2011, 11:08:14 PM »
I know the Expansion Pack is two years old now, but I just started playing today. (I bought WA yesterday).

Wow! You guys weren't kidding when you said "Traveling is very buggy!" I was playing the Caliente Sisters, and had them travel through France, to get the Adventurous trait a go. (I changed Luisa Libros' Loser trait to adventurous since Loser just isn't very nice). *Facepalm* Lesson Learned. The different fruits growing is very varied. Growing plums and different sorts of grapes, pomegranates. The nectar making is fun too. The poorer quality the nectar, the more names I came up with, based on the real life foods I don't like: Hot Dogs, Meat Loaf, Spam, Vienna Sausage, Big Mac, Whopper. I am digging the fortune cooking making too. I love writing my own fortunes. I've come up with some pretty funny fortunes.

Overall, despite the bugs, I'm really liking World Adventures. I have to try out the Martial Arts still, but once I get my Sim to learn and master Sim-Fu, it will make a really awesome story I'll share with you guys. I'm hoping the traveling bugs won't effect my story telling.


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« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2011, 05:28:21 PM »
You know, even though I've had WA since it first came out and have bought every EP since, I have to say World Adventures is still my favourite one. I've played about 10 different explorer sims and I never get bored of visiting all the countries and exploring all the tombs. Then there's learning new recipes, growing new fruits, catching new fish, making nectar, learning martial arts or photography, creating a room in your house specifically to display all the relics you've collected.. I still love it.

I think I'm VERY fortunate not to have experienced any travel bugs as of yet. Touch wood!

Also, adventuring is actually a SUPER easy way to make money. Too much money, if I'm being picky. I played a sim recently with the Seasoned Traveller LTW, and after moving her into her house I spent all but about $200 of her remaining money sending her on her first trip to Egypt. By the time she got back from that first 3 day trip, she'd earned $5000-ish from her adventures, and by the time she'd sold all the relics in her inventory that I didn't want to display, she was up to $16,000. From ONE three day trip!

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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2011, 07:46:21 PM »
I barely realised these threads for 'reviewing' each EP existed! xD I shall write in the threads for the EPs I have played a lot with so far.  :)

I adore World Adventures! I did have that bug where you arrive at your destination and there is actually no sim there, the time is set to 00:00 and you just cannot do anything. That was in my legacy file and it really annoyed me, because I reckoned that would mean I'd never, ever be able to travel in that file. One patch later and it was fixed!

I've only been to France and Egypt so far, and am planning to take one of my sims to China soon. I do like Egypt better than France because I feel there's just so much more tomb-related danger in Egypt.  France is still beautiful and Champs Les Sims is a very charming town. I plan on sending the majority of my honeymooning sims there.

The founder of my legacy and her husband went to Egypt, and the husband has completed the Business Abroad adventure, which was very, very fun although I'll admit that I did have to google walkthroughs for some of the tombs.  I had a lot of fun either way. After completing the adventure, he got Visa Level 3 and I bought the most expensive vacation home there. (Acatia Palace, I think?) It was absolutely stunning! I like it a lot.

I think this will forever remain one of the best EPs (even though we haven't seen the remaining ones to come out yet) simply because of how much work EA put into making the destinations as beautiful as they are and especially with the complexity of the tombs. I've seen some pictures of the larger tombs like the ones in China and experienced ones in Egypt like the Great Pyramid and they just make me go 'wow' because when I bought the game I really was quite new to TS3 in general and I could barely imagine something so awesome and detailed in a game!

My laptop, which is quite old and also quite bad quality, has handled all WA features extraordinarily well! I do experience that odd two-minute-long freeze while in tombs but really it's not a big problem.


I love WA. I reckon it's my favourite EP so far, with Late Night hot on it's heels. :)

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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2012, 05:51:35 AM »
What do you mean you "lost two families hmmm...?

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« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2013, 11:57:30 PM »
I'm completely disapointed
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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2014, 07:14:12 AM »
I am completely in love with all the puzzles and the collecting and....it's just fun to play (even with the glitches). Obviously I have the issue of having a really old base game, and none of the updates in vanilla mode, but I will happily buy newer expansions for their built-in patches, just so I can play World Adventures.

And now I sound like a raving lunatic. LMAO  ;D

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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2014, 01:49:48 PM »
Is it just me? Or, was anyone else disappointed with France? Not the features, adventures or nectar making, but the look of it. I was expecting the city of Paris, but obviously it's French country side. Which goes along with the Nectar making. I was seriously expecting an Eiffel Tower too. Since they didn't and it was just countryside, I would have rather it been Italy. Anyone else? (Sorry if France is your favorite. To each his/her own)


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Re: World Adventures: First Impressions
« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2014, 06:19:50 PM »
Yep I like France. I sent a couple of honeymooning couples there, and it was sweet. Some of the available vacation homes are very interesting, the one with the tower out back, and the huge chateau. Tuatha's tomb is very complex and challenging...need a Ghost Potion for at least one of the tight squeezes. Landgraab chateau has several difficult adventures, lots of traps and I had to look up a solution on a walk through to solve one. I think one of my favorite bits of scenery is the old Aqueducts. I remember being able to build aqueducts in Sims 1. I even went so far as to purchase the Provence Build/Buy set to augment the French feeling of my vacation home.

China is prettier, but also all those hills make it difficult to navigate and the NPCs get stuck regularly. The windcarver from Future helps with some of China's less accessible areas. I really enjoy learning Martial Arts and sparring with and training other Sims.

Egypt has more tombs, more adventures, and really great scenery, too. Abu Simbel is impressive.