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During an interview with EA, Sims 3 Cri was able to confirm that Mermaids will be the new lifestate/creature for Island Paradise! Mermaid lovers rejoice!
We do not know if there will be a new neighborhood or you can buy these houses, the video showed only the houseboats in general. However, we can confirm that there will be mermaids! We have not seen in action but all the EA have confirmed that there will be!
We took your questions, and got answers to as many as we could! The Sims 3 UK & Argus Hulin were kind enough to answer some questions for us, and also provide us with brand new University Life Screenshots!
I would like to thank Duckeggpie and Hortensis for putting together all the questions, and an even bigger thanks to The Sims 3 UK for giving us the opportunity to have our questions answered.
The Sims 3 University Life Producer Interview with Argus Hulin
This Skype interview was conducted by Hannah Lord, UK Maxis Community Manager, with The Sims 3 Assistant Producer, Argus Hulin, who is based at Electronic Arts at the Salt Lake City studio.
Q1) Is there a choice of Universities your Sims can go to, or is there one University where all the Sims go to study & party?
Argus: There’s just one University but your Sims won’t want to go anywhere else! The university architecture has been designed with European influence so it’s really beautiful.
Q2) Can you go inside the classrooms & lectures with your Sim?
Argus: There are some activities that do and some that don’t. The venues are not all like in The Sims 2 University, in that lectures and other class activities take place outside the rabbit hole.
Q3) What happens at Graduation?
Argus: Graduation is a celebratory moment your Sim has when they finish their studies. There are robes and mortar boards for your Sims to wear for the celebration.
Q4) Do all the Sims graduate together?
Argus: Different Sims graduate University at different times, depending on what they study and when they start attending University.
Q5) While they are at University can Sims use their family’s money or do they have a separate bank balance?
Argus: Whilst your Sim is at University they use their family funds, however thing are paid for upfront, so when you enrol at the University you pay your tuition fees then. These fees also include Halls of Residence costs, so your Sim has somewhere to live straight away. But if they don’t want to live in halls, they can rent a house in the village around the University. When they rent the house they pay rent for the whole length of the term in one go.
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It today’s producer walkthrough, a dancing llama revealed a new University dance…Gangnam Style!
Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)
Not to be confused with the Best of 2010 or the Best of 2011, the Store team has put together the best of 2012’s content and made it available for anyone who might want to kick-start their Store collection of content. The compilation includes the Stones Throw Greenhouse venue and some of the most popular sets and premium content from 2012.
With each new game, comes a brand new set of game lessons, and I just received the lessons for Sims 3 University by one of our credible and anonymous sources. There is plenty to see!