Mijn naam is Stefan Kroezen. Op veertienjarige leeftijd ontdekte ik De Sims 3 voor het eerst in de schappen van gamewinkels. Op mijn Playstation Portable had ik al een lange tijd De Sims 2 op een Onbewoond Eiland gespeeld. Mijn liefde voor de virtuele figuren, waarover je de totale controle hebt, groeide snel. Je ontwikkelt een persoonlijke band met de Sims. Je leeft met ze mee en probeert een succes van hun levens te maken. Of juist niet!

Een jaar later begonnen een aantal gamers en ik een project op te starten. De Sims 3 is een geweldige game, maar de belevenis neemt pas een hoogtepunt aan als je met de Community in contact komt. De passie die gamers delen op (fan)sites is fabuleus. Naar mijn mening zijn De Sims en de Communtiy dan ook afhankelijk van elkaar. Daarnaast zijn er tal van interessante mensen bij betrokken, waarmee je naar verloop van tijd serieuze vriendschappen kunt onderhouden.

Mijn favoriete element van de game is de bouwmodus. Hierin kan ik me urenlang vermaken. In de afgelopen drie jaar heb ik veel ervaring opgedaan op het gebied van ontwerpen en bouwen in De Sims 3. Ik houd van zowel klassieke bouwwerken als moderne. Ik breng graag een speciaal tintje aan, om meer uit het leven van de Sims te halen.

Op Pinguïntech. heb ik een proeftijd gekregen om mezelf te bewijzen. Ik hoop binnenkort een volwaardig lid te worden van het team en de liefde en passie voor de game met andere Simmers te delen. Voor vragen over mijn nietige leven of over mijn ervaringen met De Sims ben ik te contacteren op de site of op het forum.


Binnenkort komt er een nieuwe wereld naar de Sims 3 Store: Lucky Palms. Er zullen twee verschillende versies van deze wereld verschijnen. De eerste versie bevat Lucky Palms en de wensput. Daarnaast zal er nog een meer uitgebreidere versie verschijnen met Lucky Palms, de wensput en Het Klinkende Simdollar Casino. De prijs van Lucky Palms zal ongeveer hetzelfde zijn als die van andere werelden in De Sims 3 Store en bij de release zal Lucky Palms ook tijdelijk in prijs zijn verlaagd.

Lucky Palms is niet alleen een nieuwe wereld voor je Sims om te ontdekken en in te wonen, maar je krijgt ook een aantal nieuwe outfits voor je Sims, nieuwe voorwerpen, planten, bomen en een wensput. Je Sims kunnen vissen in de wensput en ook vijf verschillende wensen uitbrengen: liefde, rijkdom, macht, geluk, en kinderen. Als ze bijvoorbeeld om liefde wensen, dan kan er een kikker verschijnen die afhankelijk van de geaardheid van je Sim in een prinses of prins kan veranderen zodra je Sim de kikker kust. Wensen je Sims meer macht, dan zullen ze als ze een baan hebben misschien promotie maken of een carrièreboost krijgen. Ook heb je kans dat er tijdens een wens elfjes verschijnen die zullen helpen om de wens van je Sim wel of niet in vervulling te laten gaan. De wensput kan alleen door tieners, jong-volwassenen, volwassenen en ouderen worden gebruikt. Tieners kunnen echter geen kinderen wensen.

Ook zijn er natuurlijk vele families aanwezig in Lucky Palms waaronder de familie Dromer die ook al eerder in Droomzicht van De Sims 2 voor kwam.

Voor meer informatie over Lucky Palms kan je de herhaling van de live videochat over Lucky Palms bekijken op deze pagina. In deze chat is onder meer bevestigd dat er een speciaal effect zal verschijnen als de wensput en welvaartsboom op dezelfde kavel staan zoals we ook al in een eerder nieuwsbericht hebben geschreven.

Er zijn weer een aantal nieuwe screenshots verschenen van De Sims 3 Bovennatuurlijk. Op de laatste screenshot is de erwtenschieter te zien die bij de Limited edition zal zitten.

Erwtenschieter (Peashooter) – Deze betrouwbare bondgenoot staat klaar om je huis tegen in zombies getransformeerde Sims en andere ongure types zoals inbrekers en deurwaarders te beschermen! Het ding schiet echt erwtjes op ongewenste gasten!

Het was door buitenlandse pre-orders al deels te verwachten, maar nu is het officieel: De Sims 3 Bovennatuurlijk ligt vanaf donderdag 6 september in de winkels in Nederland en België.

Volgens de officiële site is dinsdag 4 september de release voor Amerika. Dat betekent dat de release voor Europese landen m.u.v. het Verenigd Koninkrijk twee dagen later is. De release voor het Verenigd Koninkrijk zal de dag daarna volgen, op vrijdag 7 september.
 
 
Verder hebben we de informatiepagina van De Sims 3 Bovennatuurlijk bijgewerkt met berichten van SimGuru’s:

1. What is The Sims 3 Supernatural all about?
Kari: The Sims 3 Supernatural allows you to create supernatural beings from menacing werewolves and powerful witches to mischievous fairies and vampires with intriguing new characteristics. These supernatural Sims have magical abilities, rare traits and new interactions that enhance gameplay and introduce creative new storylines. Embrace the supernatural in the all-new world of Moonlight Falls, where you can stalk the night, use your wand to cast spells and uncover the spooky surprises that lurk in the shadows. Both supernatural and ordinary Sims can build their skill as an alchemist and mix dozens of elixirs with a variety of powerful effects, then share these enchanted brews with any friends who have The Sims 3.

 
2. Can I create supernatural Sims directly in Create A Sim?
Kari: For the first time, you can create supernatural beings directly in Create A Sim and play as those witches, werewolves, vampires and fairies from the very beginning of your game. There is a remarkable degree of customization involved in creating your supernatural Sims, from the hairiness of your werewolf to the shape of your fairy’s wings.

 
3. What new traits and abilities are available in this expansion?
Kari: The Sims 3 Supernatural introduces many new traits, abilities and skills. Some of our favorites include delayed aging for fairies and vampires and the lycanthropy skill for werewolves, which enables them to transform between human and werewolf forms at will, so long as they can control their animalistic instincts. There are also some funny and interesting new traits, such as “supernatural fan” and “supernatural skeptic,” both of which affect how Sims interact with the supernatural.

 
4. Will there be a new world in this expansion?
Kari: The Sims 3 Supernatural introduces the all-new world of Moonlight Falls, a shadowy town full of peculiar happenings and mysterious new objects. Inspired by the misty valleys of the Pacific Northwest, Moonlight Falls is a brand new backdrop for The Sims 3 full of secret revelations and mystical locations for your Sims to explore, play in and build on.

 
5. What new gameplay features, items and wishes have been added?
Kari: One of the new features we’re most excited about is the lunar cycle and its effects on Sims in The Sims 3 Supernatural. Players will notice strange happenings, enchanted transformations and effects on magical potency as the moon changes its phases. You can also customize the lunar cycle in order to control its duration.

In terms of new items, we always try to add some fun new objects for Sims to play with. We’ve had a lot of fun conceptualizing and building out mysterious items that we’re adding to this pack, including a sliding bookcase that conceals a hidden room and a magic broom that allows your Sims to fly through the air! A variety of new décor items and clothing are available for you to deck out your Sims and their homes in gothic style, fitting with the eerie look of Moonlight Falls.

The Sims 3 Supernatural also introduces new lifetime wishes. For instance, witches may wish to become a master of dark magic or a master of light magic, depending on whether they cast curses or charms. Fairies may wish to become the ultimate trickster and werewolves may wish to rise to be the leader of the pack.

 
6. Will there be new careers?
Kari: Yes! Sims can build a career as a fortune teller in The Sims 3 Supernatural. Within this career, Sims can opt to be a mystic with a genuine connection to the great beyond or choose to exploit their clients as a scam artist, selling out psychic conventions and giving bogus readings.

 
7. Do I have to play as a supernatural? Can I play as a normal Sim?
Kari: You have the option to play as a supernatural or as an ordinary Sim living in the eerie new world of Moonlight Falls. However you choose to play, you can opt to dabble in magical crafts, building your career as a mystic fortune teller or developing your alchemic skills to brew elixirs with potent effects. Elixirs give you the power to turn other Sims into zombies, boost your learning abilities to acquire skills faster and more.

 
8. Does this expansion pack come with any limited edition content?
Kari: Yes, we’re excited to be working with Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies to bring exclusive limited edition content to those who pre-order The Sims 3 Supernatural . The special limited edition Plants vs. Zombies content pack features the famous peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies that will help to protect your Sims by warding off any brain-hungry zombies who happen to shuffle onto your lot. The limited edition content pack will also include iconic zombie-themed clothing items from Plants vs. Zombies.

The Sims 3 Supernatural – ‘Welcome to Moonlight Falls’
Hello Simmers! My name is Kari St. John and I am the Senior Producer on The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack. I’m really excited about today’s announcement, and I want to share with you a sneak-peek of what to expect in next expansion from The Sims 3. First off, we’ve introduced an all-new world called Moonlight Falls – home to some very unsuspecting Sims. This is no ordinary town, as you’ll soon find out. The inhabitants all possess unique and magical characteristics that set them apart from their ordinary Sim neighbors. For the first time in Create A Sim, you can create werewolves, fairies, witches and more intriguing vampires that each harbor special abilities and rare traits. In addition to introducing Moonlight Falls and a variety of new supernatural Sims, The Sims 3 Supernatural brings new lots for Sims to explore, new objects for Sims to interact with, a fortune-teller career, new skills and so much more.

 
The Sims 3 Supernatural taps into the darker and eerier side of The Sims while maintaining its core principles and zany humor. We are always interested in the feedback and requests that come from the community, so when we first set out to create this pack, our team spent time digging through the forums and reaching out to Sims players with specific questions to help us understand the themes, content and features that interest our fans. We chose “supernatural life” as our inspiration because it is a visually rich and diverse fiction, enabling us to create unique types of supernatural Sims as well as some outstanding content from the original The Sims. Bringing the Sims into this world is very exciting because so many great stories have been told based on the lore of magical worlds and the mysterious characters that live in them – as well as the characters that don’t.

 
We’ll be rolling out more information about the new content and features soon, but first I’d like to mention a few of the new things that I am having a lot of fun playing with as we test the game. I am really enjoying creating new types of Sims in Create A Sim, using the new customization options and selecting from the new clothing styles. In The Sims 3 Supernatural, I am able to create Sims that can be any of the supernaturals: modern or classic versions of witches, werewolves, fairies and vampires. It’s easy to come up with some really wild families and households. I personally like to create a werewolf Sim in Create A Sim and what’s really cool is creating supernatural children. For example, I created a little werewolf child, who is not only really cute, but loves to howl, scratch and practice hunting when no one is looking. And there are several all-new traits that make life rich and interesting, such as the new trait of “Supernatural Skeptic.” Sims who possess this trait dislike anything that has to do with the supernatural. They prefer things that aren’t too different from their current understanding and will go to great lengths to let supernatural Sims know how they feel.

 
Once I’m in the game as a werewolf, one of my favorite things to do is send him out to hunt for rare collectables that can be used as ingredients to create powerful elixirs, which are also new in The Sims 3 Supernatural. I have a tendency to go straight for the zombification elixir once I have all the required ingredients so that I can transform James Hoppcraft, my “Supernatural Skeptic” neighbor, into one of the living dead for a while. One of these days, he’ll learn not be so judgmental! There are several fun secrets to discover in The Sims 3 Supernatural. One of my favorite secrets will be familiar to players of the original The Sims, but I won’t spoil things and reveal what this is yet.

 
In this expansion, Sims will explore a fresh new world in Moonlight Falls, where the mysterious and sometimes dangerous inhabitants will feel right at home. Of course, what eerie world would be complete without a full moon to make the evenings interesting? One of the first things I buy for my Sims’ house is the new moon dial object, because keeping track of the lunar cycle is important, especially if one of your werewolf Sims happens to be on a date. After all, transforming into a hairy beast under a full moon during a date is not ideal for making romance blossom (unless, of course, your date is also a werewolf). There are a host of new supernatural Sims that live in Moonlight Falls, some with amazing powers and potent elixirs that can either simplify or complicate life (in interesting ways, of course!) for your Sims. Help your supernatural Sims develop their “special” abilities or let your ordinary Sims find out what it takes to live among their mysterious neighbors. No matter how you like to play, there will be fun, exciting, romantic and even dangerous stories to tell, as well as new achievements and hidden secrets to be revealed.

 
This is just the first of several posts that we’ll be making before we launch The Sims 3 Supernatural. Check back in the coming weeks for new blogs, live producer broadcasts and sneak-peeks of the game.

 
Thanks,
Kari

Heya, Simmers! I’ll admit that I’m better at twitter (@SimGuruMegan), but I’m doing my best to be available on the forums as well!
I’ve grabbed a few of your questions from this forum, and here are some answers!

1. Are witches stuck in the same witches clothing or will they wear anything?
No! Witches can wear anything they want, though we do have some fun new witchy looking clothes if you’re so inclined.

3. Will the beekeeping be similar to Sims 1 where we get honey and bees wax? I assume it will.
Yes! You can get honey and wax from your bees if you’re very nice to them.

4. will brooms be a general mode of transportation or just linked to a certain building
Brooms are the prefered transportation method for witches and wannabe witches.

5. Pumpkins? Pumpkin Pie? Carve-able Jack O’ Lanterns
No. Sorry, pumpkins aren’t one of our new harvestables, but we do have new ones!

6. Can Townies or your sims chase monsters with torches and pitchforks (that would be fun)
Ummmm. That sounds kind of mean!

7. More info about the Peashooter, please!
The Peashooter will be a build/buy object that you can place on your lot, not an inventory object. (I can try to answer more questions about this. Let me know what you guys are wondering.)

8. Broken, shuttered, boarded up, or stained glass windows, Big scary doors?
We do have some of these!

9. We have claws will we be able to design fingernails in CAS?
SimGuruBritt says “technically, yes.”

10. Children supernaturals???
Of course! They’re my favorite!

Hey Simmers!

I just wanted to answer a few quick questions:

Q: Now all I need to know is if you can give ANY Sim pointed ears and not just Supernaturals.
A: Yes! The new CAS sliders are available for normal Sims as well as Supernaturals.

Q: Could some one ask if the Rocking chair is functional as a rocker that would have me over the moon
A: Yes! Your Sims will have the option to rock in the chair should they so choose.

Q: I should asked this before, can Sims hold their infants/toddlers and rock in the chair? You know, soothe the fussy baby?
A: YES! You can rock your babies to sleep as well as read books while rocking in the rocking chair!!!

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