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The Sims 3 Community Blog: Aliens!
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The Sims 3 Community Blog

 
Hey Simmers, here is the latest blog from Seasons producer, Graham Nardone. Enjoy!
 
Hey everyone, I’m Graham Nardone – one of the producers on The Sims 3 Seasons. Hot on the heels of The Sims 3 Supernatural, we’re bringing another creature to The Sims 3, the frequently requested and mysteriously absent alien! Long-time fans of The Sims will recall that aliens last made an appearance in The Sims franchise way back with the original release of The Sims 2.
 
With The Sims 3 Seasons, we have designed aliens to interact with weather in unique ways, but to be completely honest, all of us here at The Sims Studio were fed up with not having aliens in our games and wanted to include them in this EP! Considering the limited role they played in the past, aliens were the perfect creatures to bring back and dramatically improve. We’re happy to say that aliens in The Sims 3 Seasons will offer great new moments that you’ve never experienced in The Sims before!

 

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So just how do your Sims discover that they aren’t alone in the universe? If your Sim is oblivious to the existence of extraterrestrial life, their day-to-day routine will continue uninterrupted, for the most part. As your Sims sleep, aliens will sometimes visit the world on intelligence gathering missions, scanning objects to record data on your planet and occasionally leaving behind clues of their presence. Should you see sparkling anomalies in the sky and hear a sound akin to shimmering wind chimes, chances are there’s a cloaked UFO hovering above an alien that’s visiting the world.
 
As aliens become bolder in their mission to explore your planet, the time may come for experimentation upon live human subjects. Sims may find themselves awoken in the middle of the night, inexplicably drawn outside, suddenly abducted and taken on an intergalactic flight. Nobody knows exactly what occurs during this time, but subjects find themselves returned home with a foggy memory and an acute case of paranoia. Surely that squirming sensation in your Sim’s tummy will resolve itself after a few days of recovery!
 
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Sims who desire a close encounter of the fourth kind can engage in certain activities that will attract an alien’s attention. Studying the stars through a telescope or collecting space rocks that appear in the world will not go unnoticed as the aliens monitor Earthling activity. Sims who seek out paranormal activity tend to harbor a curiosity for interacting with these beings from the sky, and as aliens continue to visit the world, your Sims can begin to form friendships and possibly even relationships with them. As these bonds strengthen, an alien can ultimately be asked to join your family, allowing them to assimilate further into your society and continue working towards their primary directive.
 
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Of course, data collection goes both ways, and Sims desire to learn more about aliens as well. The military is prepared to spend generously to acquire intelligence from any alien that is willing to betray its own kind. Furthermore, the scientific community is very interested in potential biological advancements that could be developed from examining aliens . Any alien is more than welcome to sign up for a career as a test subject at the Science Facility, which is new to The Sims 3 Seasons.
 
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Once you actually have an alien in your household, you’ll discover that aliens have a wide range of telepathic powers at their disposal! Want to know more about your cute Earthling neighbor? Perform a mental scan on them and learn all about their traits (In the picture above, Gobias is looking especially attractive with his chrome dome). Did an object in your home break? Recombobulate it by using waves of mental energy until it’s as good as new! House looking a bit messy?
 
Why not invite a friend over and make them your mental servant? Command them to tend to the cleaning while you kick up your feet and relax. Running low on cash? Use controlled bursts of mental power to transmute precious metals and gems to increase their value or even completely alter their geological composition, rapidly accelerating the natural process of heat and pressure that typically takes thousands of years. Then there’s my personal favorite; players who have The Sims 3 Ambitions installed will be able to use their aliens to look to the celestial heavens in an exhausting effort of mental fortitude and summon a meteor to fall at their targeted location with devastating results.
 
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Of course, all this new capacity comes at a price, to use every precious mental energy required. Aliens have reached a point of evolution that no longer need every night to ensure their bodies rest in sleep. Instead, they have new motivation brain power, you care about. Fortunately, the regeneration of brain cells is simple and only need time to meditate anywhere in providing relaxation.
 
In case you need a sudden impulse of energy, the alien should always have on hand space rocks that eating gives considerable strength. Aliens have advanced ways to deal with their other motivations as well, and can make telepathic contact with other Sims around – to wydrenowania Sima with his motivation, which provides various benefits or alien to strengthen at the expense of another Sim’s own motivations.
 
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Of course, all of these new powers come with a cost; each one requires precious mental energy to perform. Aliens have evolved to the point where they no longer need to replenish their bodies with sleep each night, but they do have a new Brain Power motive to tend to. Thankfully, restoring their gray matter is as simple as taking a moment in any relaxing location to meditate.
 
If an instant shot of power is required, an alien can always keep space rocks on hand to consume for a large boost. Aliens have advanced means for taking care of their other motives as well, and they can establish telepathic links to other nearby Sims – either to drain the Sim of his or her motives, transferring a variety of benefits directly to the alien, or to boost another Sim by sacrificing their own motives.
 
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Clearly, aliens are powerful beings all on their own, but you can unlock some of their more powerful abilities through the use of their UFO. A UFO is an alien’s preferred vehicle for zipping quickly around town, but it’s much more versatile than a simple vehicle. As they pilot the UFO, aliens can abduct their friends as a practical joke, although the abductee may not find it quite as funny (perhaps probing them afterwards would lighten the mood). UFOs can also create violent storms in the world by flying into the atmosphere and seeding clouds to create precipitation. Aliens are still honing this aspect of their technology, so watch out for freak snow storms in the summer.
 
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UFOs can also be upgraded to unlock additional functionality. Strap rockets to your UFO to give it the ability to travel to deep space over the span of mere hours and visit far off planets, zoom through asteroid fields or even take a quick jaunt to the moon. Your alien will return with tales of their adventure and perhaps even some special objects they picked up along the way. Alternatively, you can add laser cannons to your UFO and terrorize the local denizens. Invade various locales in your neighborhood and watch as the Sims below you go from awe-filled to horrified as you fire laser beams in every direction while they run for cover.
 
Aliens are one of the most packed and intriguing creatures that we’ve ever added to The Sims! On a personal note, this was my first time getting to work directly on one of the creatures and I’m so thrilled that we’re going to blow away players’ expectations and deliver a type of character that has over-the-top fun in spades. This blog was just a taste of what you can expect when you play with aliens; there are more big secrets we’re leaving for all of you to discover when The Sims 3 Seasons blasts off this November!
 

 

34 Comments Were Written on This Topic!
  1. MARTY says:

    OOOOOMMMMMGGGGGGGGG! DEAAAAD *_*

    • Enjoji101 says:

      ^^^ THIS!!!!!

      • Conclue says:

        DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!

        OMG I can’t even EXPLAIN this. This is *WAY* beyond what I ever DREAMED of.

        They KILLED THIS! KILLED IT!

        And to think I was excited about weather.

        Do we know if their creatable in CAS yet? LL is going to be SOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME! I CANT WAIT!

        I really hope theres a cheat to get green rain to fall all the time in certain worlds if you wish… *Ahem* Lunar Lakes anyone?

        I *HOPE* it’s possible, otherwise my active household will control weather in LL. LOL

        I WANT THIS NOW! I WANT TO QUIT MY JOB AND SIM NONSTOP FOR WEEKS!

  2. Pryma says:

    I am stupid. Why I read it when i can read it in Polish :P

  3. miklc says:

    Despite being miffed that Seasons isn’t introducing MerSims, I have to say I am really impressed with what I’ve seen so far…looking forward to playing with them in Lunar Lakes! I hope we can create them directly in CAS

    • Windmill says:

      Me too… I thought they will be like the simbots, that we already have, but I was wrong, they are even better. The UFO is EPIC. Wish the broom was like it but unfortunately it’s not. The most important news were that we’ll expect more things to come to TS3 (maybe that means TS3 won’t end so early and empty :D).

  4. Cyron43 says:

    That – is – forking – awesome!!!

  5. Emilia says:

    Can I turn aliens off? I don’t want them at ALL

    • Jen says:

      They’ll probably update the population control feature so you can decide to exclude them from your worlds. If not someone will eventually create a mod for people who don’t want aliens.

  6. Emilia says:

    I wanted mermaids you know swimming in seas get tires fall under and OMG YOU FIND ATLANTIS! Then mers there offer to turn you into a mer of course it’s a rabbit hole but when you come back you move around in a fish bowl or idk

  7. nez3 says:

    Awesome!! aliens FTW.

  8. SimsVIP says:

    Updated with the English version :)

  9. Charlie says:

    OMG!!!! I am SUPER excited about the aliens!!!!

  10. Candice says:

    I want my aliens. its aliens :XD

  11. Jen says:

    Sweet! I love that they’ve added more features for the aliens then just getting your abducted male sim pregnant like they did in 2.

  12. Erika says:

    I wasnt in the least bit interested in these creatures when they were announced but today! This os over the top

  13. SForrester says:

    I so hope i can NOT have them in the game world like Zombies can be seleted to be kept out.

    I paly with out Zombies and Vampries thanks to a great opiton from Supernatural.

  14. Stephen says:

    I’m kind of disapointed in some of the alien features. I mean, its just old life state features under a new name.
    Scan for Traits: Vampire’s Read Mind ability
    Transmutation: Just like the witch spell
    “Mental Servant”: Genie’s Ensorcel Sim ability
    Being able to upgrade things mentally: Witches’ ability to upgrade things magically
    But, I’m still REALLY excited :D

  15. lulo333 says:

    I can’t wait!!!!!

  16. sims4life says:

    My favorite part of the chat was the UFO attack. It was so funny cant wait to start playing with aliens. And they can make meteor attacks with Ambitions!!! :D

  17. xxhaxx says:

    I’m so gonna make an alien and name him Scotty, just so he can beam people up :)

  18. emmy says:

    Love this.Finally aliens made them best performance in sims series

  19. maria_loves_alex says:

    OMG!! :D :D :D

    Aliens sound so much fun and destructive! LOL can’t wait for this game

  20. Josh says:

    yesssssssssss you can attack the town with your ufo thanks ea!

  21. Katty0 says:

    So Aliens can be violent towards sims and their town, but werewolves and vampires can’t really fight??? Not getting the sense there at all…

    I am looking forward to Aliens but I am really disappointed in the werewolves :(

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