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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2011, 05:54:42 PM »
Nice work, Zylphe. I was just about to post that link. :D I have added it to the first post.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2011, 07:18:53 PM »
Glad they cleared that up about Simport. These social additions actually sound like good features for the game, although I'm not one who would really use them. I just see the appeal to folks who are more social than I tend to be.   That sounds like patch material more so than an expansion exclusive.  Achievements have been desired for a while now and could fit in based on what you have installed. My wager is that the social aspects (sans Simport) and achievements hitch a ride on the patch.



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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2011, 07:55:23 PM »
I added the quote from SimGuruSnelson on the official Sims 3 Forum to Kiko's first post.  I think it will be good to have all the details of that post right here as a quote.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2011, 08:08:20 PM »
Okay, so assuming the social features come in the patch, what does this EP include?
As far as I can figure it has a new skill: singing and the ability to sing at venues like late night.

So my questions are: what else does it add?
And what new occult creatures might it add (kind of a necessity right? Lol)

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #104 on: December 08, 2011, 08:43:45 PM »
I have a problem with people saying 'this should have been added with LN'. I remember all the issues, Bridgeport is too big, the lagging and the game breaking scenarios that came from LN being a huge powerful EP with almost too much content. Now people complain that there is not enough content, come on guys be smart here.

Not every EP is going to contain a host of functionality, items or game play that will make everyone happy. This EP looks as though it is going to add a lot to the game, a lot of functionality, items that people have been begging for and new LTW that some have hoped for. We have little information to this point. EA enjoy trickling information to us to keep excitement boiling.

Lots of the functionality will need to be added as a patch, and honestly if they do that then I will be happy that people that may not be able to afford every EP will this time (hopefully) get something new for free and now they may not have to miss out on the totally new experience that EA is bringing to this popular franchise.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2011, 08:50:00 PM »
So my questions are: what else does it add?
And what new occult creatures might it add (kind of a necessity right? Lol)

No mention of occult creatures yet.  For your other question, I suggest you read the info in the link and in the first post.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2011, 08:51:50 PM »
I have a problem with people saying 'this should have been added with LN'. I remember all the issues, Bridgeport is too big, the lagging and the game breaking scenarios that came from LN being a huge powerful EP with almost too much content. Now people complain that there is not enough content, come on guys be smart here.

Not every EP is going to contain a host of functionality, items or game play that will make everyone happy. This EP looks as though it is going to add a lot to the game, a lot of functionality, items that people have been begging for and new LTW that some have hoped for. We have little information to this point. EA enjoy trickling information to us to keep excitement boiling.

Lots of the functionality will need to be added as a patch, and honestly if they do that then I will be happy that people that may not be able to afford every EP will this time (hopefully) get something new for free and now they may not have to miss out on the totally new experience that EA is bringing to this popular franchise.

I absloutly agree with you KJ! I don't see how any of the content is related to Late Night whatsoever, except for maybe the return of the DJ booth and the karaoke machine which both came with their Sims 2 counterpart, Nightlife, (I have and play both LN and NL). I mean, those who don't have the chance to up their PC's (I'll have my computer upgraded for gaming purposes by then), will experiencing serious bugs and lags with the new town, assuming it's a city like Bridgeport. Realistically, there's no possible way you could fit all the Showtime features with Late Night. It would destroy all our computers before any of us could have a chance to have IF's and pets in our games.



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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2011, 08:54:14 PM »
Late Night feels modern to me and Showtime reminds me of th 80s & 90s for some reason. They are different.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2011, 09:01:33 PM »
I think it's a totally different ballgame than Late Night. I think both have a Hollywood type of big city feel to them. However, Late Night is more about a night on the town, while Showtime, is more about entertainment type of deals. Late Night is more LA or New York, while Showtime is more Las Vegas.  8)


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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #109 on: December 09, 2011, 08:42:39 AM »
I think it's a totally different ballgame than Late Night. I think both have a Hollywood type of big city feel to them. However, Late Night is more about a night on the town, while Showtime, is more about entertainment type of deals. Late Night is more LA or New York, while Showtime is more Las Vegas.  8)



This is precisely what I was trying to tell my friend during an argument over if this is like LN or not yesterday! xD

I'm also glad the SimPort thing is a little more cleared up now. It sounds good! I just hope the lagtimes aren't horrible and there aren't any horrendous bugs to go with it.. We'll just have to wait and see. :D I'm looking forward to this interview with one of the game designer people!


EDIT: Just read that forum link. I adore the achievement thing! I'm pretty sure this will be added with a patch, not the EP, just like the memories in Gen. I can't wait! :D

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2011, 08:53:12 AM »
I think people are saying it's like LN2 because they thought DJs, pool tables and singers belonged in LN. I think ST feels like American Idol or America's Got Talent.  Of course I'll be getting it because I'm one of those people who likes whole sets, but I was hoping for something different.

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« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2011, 09:08:04 AM »
I wonder if the new town will be like Bridgport. There is no doubt in my mind that I will get it! I think it will be awesome sims that sing lol! ;D

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« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2011, 11:54:27 AM »
I think people are saying it's like LN2 because they thought DJs, pool tables and singers belonged in LN. I think ST feels like American Idol or America's Got Talent.  Of course I'll be getting it because I'm one of those people who likes whole sets, but I was hoping for something different.

Exactly. Bars without pool tables, bands without singers, clubs without DJ's, lounges without caraoke, and so many celebrities related to only film industry. Magicians and cirques would suit Generations better.
I'm waiting for seasons since base game - how naive I was to expect that they would include it in base game, and here, 2 years later there is still no weather in the game! Of course I'm dissapointed.
I am looking forward to more involving activities, which this EP might bring in. I tend to play adventurers and Amb professions so having more things to do is a bonus. I still think that this EP should be included in previous EP's, and that they should give us Seasons.
And lastly, I'm terrified of what will this EP bring in terms of bugs, specially this social part and sharing Sims, and that I will probably have to lower the settings on minimum just to load the game.  ::)

Late Night feels modern to me and Showtime reminds me of th 80s & 90s for some reason. They are different.

I do agree with this too, that is why I mentioned Generations EP too.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #113 on: December 09, 2011, 01:29:29 PM »
Meh. I love facebook games, except Sims Social. I absolutely adore TS3 but can't get into SS at all for some reason. I'm not too thrilled about this, but with my love for sims I will probably get it. As it is right now I only don't have Town Life and I'm hoping to get it soon, so I guess any and all EP or SP I have to have.  :D I also need to focus on getting a new graphic card cause I shudder to think what anymore added items will make it look like lol.

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« Reply #114 on: December 09, 2011, 01:49:48 PM »
I agree with Leto on the SimPorting I think it will be quite similar to a rabbit hole in that way that we don't see our sim or anything to do with the town but I think that there will be pop ups along with a pop up like when your sim gets a phone call and they ask if you want to talk to so and so about letting another into our town to perform. Does that even make sense? I have to admit I was a little disappointed but that is mostly because I was really hoping that the next EP would have seasons and weather added but it's looks as though that will be a negative. But I will buy it too! I also think it will somehow be connected to the friends on the sims 3 site. I think that somehow you will be able to interact with the sim in your town because it says that there traits and clothing and such will be changed to match what is currently available to you. (like when you download a house that has items that you don't have) What difference would that make if you couldn't interact with that sim?I also wonder if bands will be able to travel and perform too? And if you could have a singer as part of a band now?
No mention of occult creatures yet.  For your other question, I suggest you read the info in the link and in the first post.
My guess it the new occult creature will be wizards or something to that nature or circus performers or something.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2011, 03:25:57 PM »
I think SimPort might not be included in a Patch - because your sim can't exactly sing in someone else's town if they can't sing - I don't think EA includes skills in Patches, so unless we can perform something else other than Singing in our friends' town, we can't do anything in their towns really, so SimPort would be rendered redundant.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #116 on: December 09, 2011, 03:46:42 PM »
I think SimPort might not be included in a Patch - because your sim can't exactly sing in someone else's town if they can't sing - I don't think EA includes skills in Patches, so unless we can perform something else other than Singing in our friends' town, we can't do anything in their towns really, so SimPort would be rendered redundant.

I meant the 'posting messages to each other' side  - the kind of Facebooky features like that.

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« Reply #117 on: December 09, 2011, 04:02:24 PM »
I have a question, will the simport and stuff be avaliable to everyone or just those with Showtime? Like how when generations came out everyone with the latest patch got memories as well, will it be like that do you think?
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« Reply #118 on: December 09, 2011, 04:21:36 PM »
I have a question, will the simport and stuff be avaliable to everyone or just those with Showtime? Like how when generations came out everyone with the latest patch got memories as well, will it be like that do you think?

We don't know that yet, but like Seabody said the SimPort stuff might just be for people with the EP because you will require the EP to be able to sing in other venues.. However, the social stuff like posting on other sims' walls and messaging each other in-game as well as the achievment feature sounds more like stuff that will arrive in a patch. However, we don't know any of this for definite. :)

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« Reply #119 on: December 09, 2011, 04:25:21 PM »
When I first heard about the game I immediately thought, it's another Late Night but after reading all about it now I'm definitely going to buy it! I've always thought singing was a great skill to have and even if magic is different...

The achievements also excite me and Simport sounds awesome.
We don't know that yet, but like Seabody said the SimPort stuff might just be for people with the EP because you will require the EP to be able to sing in other venues.. However, the social stuff like posting on other sims' walls and messaging each other in-game as well as the achievment feature sounds more like stuff that will arrive in a patch. However, we don't know any of this for definite. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #120 on: December 09, 2011, 05:53:41 PM »
Exactly. Bars without pool tables, bands without singers, clubs without DJ's, lounges without caraoke, and so many celebrities related to only film industry. Magicians and cirques would suit Generations better.
I'm waiting for seasons since base game - how naive I was to expect that they would include it in base game, and here, 2 years later there is still no weather in the game! Of course I'm dissapointed.
I am looking forward to more involving activities, which this EP might bring in. I tend to play adventurers and Amb professions so having more things to do is a bonus. I still think that this EP should be included in previous EP's, and that they should give us Seasons.
And lastly, I'm terrified of what will this EP bring in terms of bugs, specially this social part and sharing Sims, and that I will probably have to lower the settings on minimum just to load the game.  ::)

I do agree with this too, that is why I mentioned Generations EP too.

I'm like you. I loved all the new professions in Ambitions and it kept me entertained for a long time. I've found the subsequent EPs a little thin.  I just don't see where this is going to add a lot of game play. I'm hoping it will and that I'll be wrong. Once I got over the novelty of the rest of the EPs, well I'm just not a person who enjoys repeating the same stuff. And with all respect to the players here who love their babies and legacies, they (as in EA) haven't included a lot lately for the players who don't use themes like that in how they play.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #121 on: December 09, 2011, 08:45:06 PM »
Well I hope this won't be the last EP. I'm still waiting for a weather themed EP. Maybe the Sims team can add it to Showtime, like when they planned to add weather to Late Night but never got to?

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« Reply #122 on: December 09, 2011, 09:55:54 PM »
They planned to add weather to LN?

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« Reply #123 on: December 09, 2011, 10:11:24 PM »
From a website about LN:

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« Reply #124 on: December 09, 2011, 10:36:13 PM »
Oh okay. I didn't even know about sims back then.