As you all know, I host a giveaway on the site for each game that releases, and at the end of May SimsVIP will run a giveaway for Island Paradise as well. This time, the giveaway is getting an awesome gift from a very special person!
Wreck_Diver (both on official forums and SimsVIP) has kindly donated a copy of Island Paradise for our upcoming giveaway. The copy includes a physical or digital copy of the game (winner chooses), and the pre-order bonus that comes with the game.
Now you may be asking, what makes this giveaway contribution so special? Well Wreck_Diver is not just any ol’ simmer, he is a great asset to this country. Here’s his story:
I am a Professional Firefighter / EMT with over thirty SCUBA certifications encompassing Recreational, Public Safety, and Technical Mixed Gas Diving.
I’ve dove under ice on Cape Cod, dove in caves in Mexico, wondered about locomotives in 90 feet of water off America’s Hometown, penetrated German U-boats 130 feet underwater off Rhode Island, circled freighters 165 feet deep off Florida, got stuck in a sunken shopping cart 30 feet underwater while looking for a drowning victim in zero visibility.
There isn’t too much I haven’t done or seen in the water, so needless to say, I am ecstatic about seeing SCUBA represented in Island Paradise (and whether or not the developers heeded my detailed explanations why “Running out of oxygen” should be corrected to “Running out of air.”)
About a decade ago, I was diving the wreck of the Pinthis, a 208 foot coastal tanker that was carrying a half million gallons of high octane petroleum in 1930 when it collided in the fog with a passenger ferry called the Fairfax. The collision caused an explosion and the Pinthis sank with all 19 crewmen. Thirty passengers on the Fairfax died in the inferno as well.
I was on the wreck on the 75th anniversary of the loss, serenely frog kicking 105 feet below the surface when I suddenly heard Cher singing “I Got You Babe.”
I was MORE than a little freaked out and when my jaw dropped, I lost my regulator and I lost my air supply. It wasn’t until the song shifted to Bob Marley’s “We’re Jamming” that I realized the charter boat captain hung an underwater speaker over the side of the boat and dropped it in the water so the divers could listen to the captain’s choice of music.
I am interested in sharing my love of the Sims and my love of diving with other Sims players by financially sponsoring an Island Paradise Pre-order giveaway (Island Paradise CD or Digital Download AND the Pre-order Bonus.)
As you can see, this awesome gift comes from a man who’s got some amazing and jaw-dropping experiences under his belt. Wreck_Diver will also be featured in an upcoming article in The Sims 3 Official Magazine, so make sure to look out for that when the next issue releases.
Fifth Avenue Fashions (1,350 SimPoints) – Are you tired of the casual nature of dress in the business world today? Do you prefer fitted suits, crisp collars and neat pocket squares for men? What about pretty pearls, sophisticated dresses and pompadour hair for women? If so, the Fifth Avenue Fashions Set is dressed to impress! Inspired by business fashions of the early 1960s, this set has a little bit of everything for those who are looking for that classic look.
The Sims 3 Store has updated the Dragon Valley Info Page that now includes information on the Green Baby Dragon premium content. There is a bunch of information to be found on the info page, but don’t forget to check out the “Green Baby Dragon Blog” posted earlier this week.
Click Below! – Thanks jdeastkntckysims!
*UPDATE* It has been confirmed via Origin that the “Carnaval Costumes Pack” is indeed the Origin exclusive pre-order bonus for Island Paradise.
ONLY ON ORIGIN: Order The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack and you’ll get the exclusive Carnaval Costumes Pack, featuring two new outfits to make your island getaway even more festive!
♦ Island Paradise Limited Edition Survival Pack
♦ Carnival Costumes Pack
Collection of Free Sims 3 Bonus Objects to release with Island ParadiseFree Stuff Pack Promo
Due to some issues with three of the many game achievements, SimGuruRusskii has updated this thread to let us know that they are no longer available for completion. For a complete list of all available achievements, click here.
The Odd Bunch (Bronze) *Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural
Description: Get a Supernatural Fan Sim to have 3 Werewolf, Vampire, Fairy, Ghost and Witch Friends
Take a Break from those Monsters (Bronze) *Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural
Description: Have a Witch Sim with a Vampire Spouse and a Ghost, a Fairy and a Werewolf as children ride their broom to a Community Lot
All Things Great and Small (Bronze) *Requires The Sims 3 Supernatural
Description: Make Out with a Werewolf, Fairy, Ghost, Vampire, Witch and regular Sim
Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)
Journey to new worlds and meet new Sims as you explore the wonders that await in The Sims 3 Worlds Bundle. Celebrities and the rich flock to Hidden Springs in search of relaxation, escape, and the seemingly miraculous healing powers found in the woods and waters.
Ponder the rumors of magic in rich and charming Monte Vista, or visit renowned museums and learn the culinary arts on an authentic wood fire oven.
♦ The Sims 3 Hidden Springs World
♦ The Sims 3 Monte Vista World
♦ Bonus Content: Aims Co. Choc-O-Falls Fountain from The Sims 3 Store
The Sims 3 Store Bonus Date Night Set that comes with the Sims 3 Worlds Bundle can be redeemed here. Enter the code from the leaflet included inside the box, and download the content from your Purchase History.
The price for this Sims 3 Worlds Bundle in North America is $19.99. You can purchase this collection at any of the retailers listed below, or check your local retailers for availability.
The Sims 3 Starter Pack has everything you need to set you on your journey to creating unique Sims with personalities and controlling their lives. The Sims 3 lets you customize everything from your Sims’ appearances to their homes. Fulfill their life destiny and determine if their wishes come true — or not.
This jam-packed bundle also contains The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack to give your Sims an all-access pass to the hottest spots in town, and The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff to transform your Sims’ homes into sleek, modern lofts. With all this amazing content in one pack, you’re ready to dive into the deepest, most satisfyingly awesome simulation experience ever!
♦ The Sims 3 Base Game Disc
♦ The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack Disc
♦ The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff Pack Disc
♦ Bonus Content: Date Night Set from The Sims 3 Store
The Sims 3 Store Bonus Date Night Set that comes with the Sims 3 Starter Pack can be redeemed here. Enter the code from the leaflet included inside the box, and download the content from your Purchase History.
The price for this Sims 3 Starter Pack in North America is $29.99. You can purchase this collection at any of the retailers listed below, or check your local retailers for availability.