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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2019, 10:24:42 PM »
Fun!

Secret Lot I like those. Cool.
Links to Alexa details: https://twitter.com/SimGuru0x00/status/1098289566715244544

https://youtu.be/ZTlENVFEvhE
New music is coming too.


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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2019, 10:47:05 PM »
@Playalot , thanks so much for gathering all this information! I am really excited for this pack. Good to see that the infection will be contained.

I guess I'll finally be moving my Curious brothers into the game.  ;D



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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2019, 07:15:43 AM »
@scoed  @reggikko  You're both welcome.

Carl's initial Guide to StrangeVille is now live: http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/gamepacks/strangerville/   :)
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2019, 11:36:56 AM »
Finally we are getting laptops!!!! But only if you buy the game pack.

https://twitter.com/SimGuruKate/status/1098416882640510976

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2019, 01:54:11 AM »
https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16966054/#Comment_16966054

OK, you might not want to delete lot types in the new expansion right away. The story apparently will still work but some specific interactions may be lost if some lot types are not in Strangerville. The lots themselves can be bulldozed premade sims deleted and lot types moved but apparently some interactions depend on certain lot types being in Strangerville.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2019, 04:49:39 AM »
Here's the full quote from SimGuruHolts for those of you who want the full read about how the story progresses with certain lot types/venues in StrangerVille as per @scoed 's post above.

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It was an interesting challenge designing the story for StrangerVille. As you're pointing out, players can change who lives there and even what the lot types are, so we can't rely on those being the same as what we ship.

We did include a few things specific to some of the pre-made households and their houses, but it won't break the story if you get rid of them or bulldoze their lots. First and foremost, The Sims is about letting you do what you want; forgetting that would be going against the strengths of the game.

Same thing with the venues: there are two standard venues that we placed in the world which have some special functionality. That functionality is tied to the venue type rather than the specific lots we built out, so if you want to customize your venues, the special stuff should still work as long as you keep the venue type the same (it doesn't have to be on the same lot or anything, just as long as that venue type exists somewhere in StrangerVille). If you choose to get rid of those venues completely, you might miss some of the stuff that happens there, but it doesn't break the story/investigation.

Our aim was/is to create a story that embraces the open-ended sandbox nature of The Sims rather than trying to ram some highly scripted linear experience through. Ideally, you'll be able to tell your Sim's story within the situations we serve up while staying true to the stories and personas you've created. It's not perfect (it's our first time trying something like this), but I'm proud of it and hoping it's something we can develop further in future releases.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2019, 02:02:39 PM »
StrangerVille Comic Part 2 is now out: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/strangerville-comic/part-2 (link also in first Post)
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2019, 12:04:50 PM »
There is a new aspiration!

https://twitter.com/SimGuruKate/status/1099128783469109248

And it is confirmed to be $20 US as expected. And the military career has two paths.

https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16967483/#Comment_16967483

That cool colander hat is scavenged!

https://twitter.com/SimGuruLyndsay/status/1097938323895607296

Looks like I will be digging in the trash!

I am thinking there is no new skill. :( Anyone hear any different?

I wonder if there is a new death, and a new woohoo spot, anyone got any info on this? I hope so, deadly plans and all.

Am I the only one thinking the Devs are being stingy with the information this time around?

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »
@scoed There is no new skill, but there is a confirmed new Trait.

https://twitter.com/SimGuruKate/status/1099128783469109248
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2019, 06:08:00 PM »
Carl is currently working on a Guide to StangerVille. He is making it so that there will be guides that while being helpful will not contain any spoilers. As well as another guide that will basically be a tell-all with spoilers galore.

When the embargo is up he will release these guides. Either he or I will ensure the links are posted for easy navigation.

Carl's initial Guide is live now: http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/gamepacks/strangerville/ Much more is coming soon.
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2019, 07:01:37 PM »
No new skill? That is disappointing. This pack looks like is
It lacks long term playability outside of the 11 new lots to play with. Thanks for the information @Playalot. I am still excited as they had me at "deadly plants".

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2019, 04:28:18 PM »
Carl's Guide to Important Places Around StrangerVille is up, contains screenshots of world lots, so minor spoilers if you don't even want to know what the world looks like.

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/gamepacks/strangerville/town.php
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2019, 05:43:34 PM »
Dev's Live Stream.

https://m.twitch.tv/videos/386618916

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2019, 02:03:45 PM »
Spoiler Alert: Shows the world, some lots and explains how to start solving The Mystery. If you want to discover this for yourself, don't watch the trailer just yet!

Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXvlX9BAYQ
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2019, 02:47:26 PM »
Part 3 of the Comic is out: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/strangerville-comic/part-3   It does show some spoilers in the way of world scenery for those of you who haven't played through the story yet.
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