I've had the Supernatural expansion pack for months now, but I'm still exploring its new features. (I'm obviously not ready for Seasons yet!) This week I spent a lot of time researching and playing with the Alchemy skill.
In other games, it's called "grinding." In order to get to the next level, you have to do some meaningless task for hours at a time. It's a boring but necessary part of gaming. In The Sims 3, this often takes the form of making your Sim read a book for what seems like an eternity.
Right before the release of a new expansion pack, EA will frequently push out a Sims 3 update that includes a lot of interesting functionality even for those who don't buy the expansion. (I'm holding off on Seasons until December, myself.)
In the Sims 3 game, there are numerous ways for your Sims to die. If you have the Ambitions expansion pack, then death by meteor is a real possibility for your Sim. During my time playing the game, I have witnessed one death by meteor.
During Beveerly Chan’s elderly years, she decided to dabble into a new profession. She became a magician, and was often out and about at the various parks in town.
One day, I had her drive over to a beautiful park in Hidden Springs to perform for some tips. There was hardly any other Sims there. Nonetheless, I had her continue performing, since I figured it would only be a matter of time before more Sims arrived at the park.
I was intrigued to learn that the Sims team has an official magazine out for iPad. I figured it would probably just basically be a flimsy marketing brochure, but I gave it a shot anyway. And to my surprise, it genuinely is a whole entire, fairly awesome magazine.