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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2012, 03:24:53 PM »
I've met with some frustration with this one, but it's pretty good. I've had an issue repeatedly where I cannot click my Sim to issue commands. Given that's how you perform for tips and use tricks as a magician, that's no good. Resetsim will not work. I've done a few things and don't know if they coincidentally fixed it. The last one to work instantly was cheating and choosing edit Sim in CAS. I haven't played in a while so this could be unrelated to Showtime, but seems to happen just after I pause.

Playing the Magician is interesting, although I had hoped for more tricks. Stage design and the ability to control what they do in the performance should give a good bit of variety for people who take the time to be creative. I find it funny that about three times a little girl has set up a bake sale right in front of the stage. Even during a Simfest! She's quite the little entrepreneur :D

I'm trying to make my magician marry the beautiful genie he just got out of the bottle. For my first wish, I took happiness and got a +25 moodlet with no timer :O I figure buddy up to her then use the third wish to free her. Guess I'll try to make a genie baby soon :)


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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2012, 06:31:38 PM »
I haven't gotten too deep into the gameplay due to the fact that my game froze up in the new world.
I do love all the new decor and items though! They really did do a great job on those.
Another one of my favorites is the new sim animations.
I gave my sim Marissa the "Diva" and the "Natural Born Star" traits and then had her do a little mini show in her living room.

This is her telling everyone that she is the best. The animation includes her bobbing her head back and forth shaking her figure, it's rather amusing. (Diva trait)


Here's one of her showing off her singing "talents". Reminds me of Christina Aguilera whenever she sings. (Diva Trait)

 Lastly, here's one of her "Ta-Da ing" to herself. (Natural Born Star)



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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2012, 06:58:09 PM »
Whoa.

In my house of performers (one each of magician, singer, acrobat, and music career), I glanced at the musician's performance ratings.  Guitar skill has FINALLY been replaced with Musical Skill: The highest aptitude of all your musical skills is used in this metric.

Or was this replaced a while ago?

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2012, 07:04:24 PM »
Whoa.

In my house of performers (one each of magician, singer, acrobat, and music career), I glanced at the musician's performance ratings.  Guitar skill has FINALLY been replaced with Musical Skill: The highest aptitude of all your musical skills is used in this metric.

Or was this replaced a while ago?

Seriously? So I can have my musician play Piano instead of Guitar when she's in the Orchestra part of the career? Yes!
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2012, 07:12:04 PM »
Whoa.

In my house of performers (one each of magician, singer, acrobat, and music career), I glanced at the musician's performance ratings.  Guitar skill has FINALLY been replaced with Musical Skill: The highest aptitude of all your musical skills is used in this metric.

Or was this replaced a while ago?

Ooh! OOH! Finally, Piano can be played in Orchestra! Yay! (Although DeNile already said so :P)
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2012, 09:24:10 PM »
Learning and loving!
Still learning things as I go. Love the in-game chat ability, it helps to get answers straight away, although I probably shouldn't be a pest and ask but rather just work it out lol
I had a quick look in build mode and can't say I'm impressed - a few new doors and windows and seriously, only six new wall coverings and then there are really only 2 different ones with a couple of variations of each!
I'm not a huge one for clothing, but there are a few nice outfits - the bunny suit is cute.
I thought Starlight Shores would be bigger, not complaining, but just thought it would be busier.
Having fun with a new couple, he's a magician and she is an acrobat, though it probably would have been easier to just concentrate on one new profession at first. I just had her play with fire batons in the park..mm maybe until she knows what she is doing, that is probably something to do where there is a shower close by. She didn't set herself on fire, but I can see the potential lol
Oh well back to it to see what else I can find.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2012, 10:02:46 PM »
Love the in-game chat ability, it helps to get answers straight away, although I probably shouldn't be a pest and ask but rather just work it out lol

I can't find any in-game chat ability.  Are you talking about posting messages on your wall for communication?
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2012, 10:05:56 PM »
Yes, I meant the posting to your wall. Replies come up in the game in that panel, so it's very much like a chat feature.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2012, 11:54:42 PM »
Okay, I was just making sure I wasn't missing something.  ;)
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2012, 05:30:50 AM »
There is a chatty button though, but it is still greyed out, so not sure what that is about as of yet.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 06:02:37 AM »
I think that you need to tick on the "enable the online notifications" option (I don't have the game running right now, but I think it's in the option panel, under online tab). Then, you can see your friends updates (post, uploads, achievements...) in the notification box at the top right corner of the screen. This is the closest to an online chat, and you don't have to launch your player's wall from the "..." menu.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2012, 06:06:51 AM »
There is a chatty button though, but it is still greyed out, so not sure what that is about as of yet.

The chatty button flashes when another Sim talks to your Sim.. like to tell them they failed or succeeded with their audition.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2012, 07:06:09 AM »
My irritation grows with the new knowledge that my Showtime isn't scheduled to arrive until next Monday!  It was shipped this past Monday, so I figured it would be here Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.  Grrrr!
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2012, 07:17:07 AM »
I noticed that while performing gigs, at least with a singer, the celebrity star icon thing pops up a few times over my sims head, but she hasn't become a celebrity yet... Has anyone had a performer become a celebrity only from performing or is the icon just a glitch in my game?

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2012, 08:11:06 AM »
I noticed that while performing gigs, at least with a singer, the celebrity star icon thing pops up a few times over my sims head, but she hasn't become a celebrity yet... Has anyone had a performer become a celebrity only from performing or is the icon just a glitch in my game?

My singer has become a celebrity from doing Sing-o-grams for celebrities and performing for tips with celebrities nearby.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2012, 09:33:38 AM »
I'm playing one Sim in the singer career, then I'll go on to the others. She's kind of my new EP test Sim.

So far I like the town and I really like the little starter house on the edge of town. Really bare bones for around 10,000 simoleons. Love the new Ta-Da move.

Two things I don't like...I play with opportunities suppressed and they still pop up quite frequently even though I still have them turned off and it seems like every other wish my Sim gets is either to go on tour or host a gig.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2012, 09:37:24 AM »
I noticed that while performing gigs, at least with a singer, the celebrity star icon thing pops up a few times over my sims head, but she hasn't become a celebrity yet... Has anyone had a performer become a celebrity only from performing or is the icon just a glitch in my game?

As of level ten Magician, from performing for tips a lot, I hit celebrity star 3 and well on the way to number four. It's a good use of the celebrity system and makes it a little more exciting for me, as all three of the new professions should benefit :)

I'm working on a page to Musicians. It looks like a lot will be similar between the three additions, but there is enough variety in their performances to keep us entertained.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2012, 07:17:38 AM »
Did Showtime mess up the original careers outfits for anyone else?

I sent a new Sim to the criminal career and the first day of work they changed into a green sweater, riding pants from pets and no shoes!  The original clothes that they used to run around in weren't even an option when I tried to make him a second set.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2012, 07:23:23 AM »
Yep, one of my Sim in currently in the Music career. As long as he was adult, everything was fine. But now that he has turned elder, his career outfit doesn't match the music one anymore and it's some random jockey stuff too. The shoes and hair were changed too. I haven't tried to create him a new career outfit yet, so I don't know if the music unlocked outfits are still available for him (they were when he was adult though).

This custom career outfit is a nice additional feature, but it looks very messy at the moment. We can only hope that the next (big) patch will fix this.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2012, 07:25:41 AM »
I love showtime an dI laughed at my clumsy acrobat. The only problem I have is lagging. It's like my game is in slowmotion from time to time. UC is really bad... Even lowering my graphs did not work... My computer should have no problem with it, so I really don't get it... Anyone else get the slowmotion thing?

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2012, 07:26:06 AM »
There are some careers I could see changing them because they looked horrible but I'm generally lazy.  However, looking at a blue sim with no shoes on running off to the criminal career seems silly to me.
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2012, 11:15:44 AM »
Can't wait to post my first impressions, Installing now!  :D
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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2012, 11:54:16 AM »
I've got the game and install it. But I am sick with flu and can't play right now :( I will fall of the chair lol! But I will play tomorrow.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2012, 11:54:53 AM »
Whoa part 2.

My singer just had an incendiary accident while while performing a sing-a-gram, and failed to douse herself in time.

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Re: Showtime - First Impressions
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2012, 02:55:25 PM »
Did Showtime mess up the original careers outfits for anyone else?

I sent a new Sim to the criminal career and the first day of work they changed into a green sweater, riding pants from pets and no shoes!  The original clothes that they used to run around in weren't even an option when I tried to make him a second set.

Just bought Showtime, but haven't installed it. However, my sims in my other game are not using the normal career clothes. For Music talent scout, she showed up in a shirt and jeans. For Lyrist, she changed into her fan outfit. Very annoying!