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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #450 on: February 24, 2012, 01:17:45 PM »
I think I'll stick to my life motto "Try first, hate/love later."  :D

While I am a little iffy about all the new features, I think the potential here is far too great to not even give a chance. I think EA has brought something new and interesting to the table. While I only have two friends in real-life who play the Sims half as much as I do, I'm very excited to share my Sims with people on this site as everyone here is pretty much awesome.  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #451 on: February 24, 2012, 04:48:01 PM »
Suddenly adding multiplayer functionality to a traditionally single-player game is a disaster waiting to happen IMHO.

No multi-player functionality is being added.  The Sims disappear from your game for a short time and appear as NPC's in someone else's game.  The only interaction that is happening is that one person's game is getting information from another person's game (you're essentially doing exactly that on this forum, by the way).  It doesn't really sound all that different from standard, story progression immigration...except that it's temporary and that your game isn't going through the process of creating the Sims.  You've all read the same things I have, so I can't at all understand why everyone is so frightened of this.

Also, Carl's Guide is in the business of "information," not "speculation."  The game has not been released yet, and hence no bugs have occurred.  Yes, there will undoubtedly be bugs, there always are.  But undue speculation on bugs that may or may not occur is unnecessary, not exceptionally useful, and only serves to color public opinion against something nobody has even tried yet.  So let's do our best to keep this at a minimum.

Finally, we have many international users who use page translators to convert English into a language that they understand.  Text-speak and chat abbreviations do not translate well for them, so please refrain from using them.  Being relatively new here, you might not realize that.  I have edited your post to reflect how it should read.  ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #452 on: February 24, 2012, 09:46:10 PM »
I have more messengers than I really know what to do with.  I have Facebook, I have YIM, plus I use the half a dozen in-game chat channels in Rift...all on a daily basis.  Between working on the projects for the Sims 3 guide and my collaboration with Carl on the Rift website, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I spend at least 75% of my waking hours in some form of chat or another.  That's not anything close to a complaint:  I'm having the time of my life, and I am truly in some of the best company.  I just found myself asking:  "Do I really need another messenger?"

Need?  No.  But I think it's very existence might very well open up some interesting avenues that we haven't even considered yet.  Time will reveal all mysteries if they do, in fact, exist.  Until then, I'll probably just leave mine off.  ;)
When do you find the time to play the game? ??? Very true, it might turn out to be the best feature of the game, we just don't know yet!

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #453 on: February 24, 2012, 11:22:36 PM »
When do you find the time to play the game? ???

I get a few hours here and there.  ;)

You heard the phrase "all work and no play?"  Well this is "all work is play" lol.  :P

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #454 on: February 24, 2012, 11:30:55 PM »
I get a few hours here and there.  ;)

You heard the phrase "all work and no play?"  Well this is "all work is play" lol.  :P
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #455 on: February 25, 2012, 12:06:04 PM »
There's a list of achievements on simsvip.com. However, they do say that these might change by the time the game comes out. My favorite:  a platinum badge for playing 3 chess games, lol. But that might be a typo because you also get a platinum badge for winning 70 ranked matches.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #456 on: February 25, 2012, 12:28:51 PM »
There's a list of achievements on simsvip.com. However, they do say that these might change by the time the game comes out. My favorite:  a platinum badge for playing 3 chess games, lol. But that might be a typo because you also get a platinum badge for winning 70 ranked matches.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #457 on: February 25, 2012, 01:35:08 PM »
Not sure if this video has been posted yet, but it's a Showtime SimPort Walkthrough. It looks great! Here is the link. :)

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« Reply #458 on: February 25, 2012, 04:45:12 PM »
Not sure if this video has been posted yet, but it's a Showtime SimPort Walkthrough. It looks great! Here is the link. :)

I hadn't seen the video yet, but everything I've read about it described exactly what it showed.  And like I said, there's no real interaction with people going on. 

So as your nearest Union Steward, I can tell you that the Gamers Union, Local 314, has officially vowed to fight to protect every last member's "lonely basement dweller" status if they do choose to use this feature.  Any attempt by management to demote a member in good standing to "casual gamer" over this will be furiously met with doorless rooms, walled pools and every other means of work stoppage that is at our disposal.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #459 on: February 25, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
So as your nearest Union Steward, I can tell you that the Gamers Union, Local 314, has officially vowed to fight to protect every last member's "lonely basement dweller" status if they do choose to use this feature.  Any attempt by management to demote a member in good standing to "casual gamer" over this will be furiously met with doorless rooms, walled pools and every other means of work stoppage that is at our disposal.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #460 on: February 25, 2012, 07:09:52 PM »
Not sure if this video has been posted yet, but it's a Showtime SimPort Walkthrough. It looks great! Here is the link. :)

It says I need to be logged in to my Origin Account. That makes me happy!
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #461 on: February 25, 2012, 07:51:31 PM »
I think you have an origin account just by having a Sims 3 account. 
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #462 on: February 25, 2012, 07:57:48 PM »
Then I'll try to login to Origin.com (or whatever the URL is).

Edit: Oh, it's the website I registered at back in the days of TS2, back when it was EA.com or something. My Bad!

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #463 on: February 25, 2012, 08:15:40 PM »
Not sure if this video has been posted yet, but it's a Showtime SimPort Walkthrough. It looks great! Here is the link. :)

Thanks Fez.  :)

My only issue with the feature so far is that I need two Sims in the household to use it. I typically only play one at a time.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #464 on: February 27, 2012, 11:44:54 AM »
Does anyone know of any preorder deals going on like the one origin currently has? I am wanting to pre-order but looking for a deal that will work for me!

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #465 on: February 27, 2012, 01:59:26 PM »
Does anyone know of any preorder deals going on like the one origin currently has? I am wanting to pre-order but looking for a deal that will work for me!

Origin has a pre-order special that gives you a free stuff pack (and apparently a new stereo object).  These are for digital downloads only, obviously.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #466 on: February 27, 2012, 04:07:10 PM »
Can't do digit downloads! I wish I could but they are not available on a Mac. I know I want to use that deal but I already have all those stuff packs the only one I don't have it Town Life!

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #467 on: February 27, 2012, 04:55:24 PM »
I already have them all, so it's not really that big of an appeal to me.  Besides, I still want physical discs for re-installs.  Digital downloads of actual expansions would take too long.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #468 on: February 27, 2012, 04:59:34 PM »
I agree with Hosfac. Digitals can be a pain when, or if, you change computers. While the discs are ahndy for re-install.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #469 on: February 27, 2012, 05:07:27 PM »
I wish I could pre-order through Steam. I haven't had a problem downloading or installing from there, it doesn't take long, even expansions. The extra stuff is appealing, but I have everything else. The closer it gets to release, the more excited I am.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #470 on: February 27, 2012, 05:43:32 PM »
I already have them all, so it's not really that big of an appeal to me.  Besides, I still want physical discs for re-installs.  Digital downloads of actual expansions would take too long.
I used to like having the discs better, than when I pre-ordered Pets, I must have accidentally clicked digital instead of physical and at first I was upset, than realized I didn't have to wait around for the mail! I just opened my Origin and downloaded it. Than when my sister bought me TLS it was at night and I seriously didn't want to wait a few days for it so I clicked digital and got it instantly. I like it now for the simple reason, if I do have to uninstall and reinstall, I don't have to go around looking for my discs, or worrying if I can't find them. All my sims games are neatly packaged on my Origin.  ;D If I get a new computer, all I have to do is download Origin on that one and sign into my account and they are already on it, just gotta download them. The closer it gets, the more excited I am too, but I can't pre-order it no matter how much I want to. I have to buy my graphic card this month.  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #471 on: February 27, 2012, 05:53:00 PM »
I like it now for the simple reason, if I do have to uninstall and reinstall, I don't have to go around looking for my discs, or worrying if I can't find them.

That's why I like to trick my game into thinking I have a digital install.  If I watch a movie or play something else, I have to search all over the place to find my game disc to play.  As far as finding them when they're not in use:  that's the easy part!  I have a drawer for them and they go back in it the moment I'm done using them.  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #472 on: February 27, 2012, 06:46:01 PM »
Lol how do you trick your game? True, but I have moved since I got the base game and WA, and don't know for sure where the discs are. Thankfully I had already registered them with EA before losing them lol.

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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #473 on: February 27, 2012, 06:52:57 PM »
Ugh, I really want to pre-order Showtime, but its annoying that they only have the added SP for the 3 that I ALREADY HAVE.  >:( I'm still going to order it, but I don't know what I will do with an extra copy of something I already have.
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Re: The Sims 3 - Showtime EP06
« Reply #474 on: February 27, 2012, 06:59:46 PM »
You could always order it from somewhere else. Like amazon or best buy.
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