February 28, 2014

They’re still out there

So it looks like two generations into the future isn’t quite far enough for sims to have formed diplomatic relations with extra-terrestrial life. The aliens still come to Oasis Landing for abductions.


Maybe the sim government has allowed the aliens a maximum quota of abductions…

February 27, 2014

Gardening – you’re doing it wrong

I finally got my copy of Into the Future this week, and I was anxious to try it out. Many of my sims learn the gardening skill and spend a lot of time tending their gardens, and being able to finally place gardens indoors was one feature that I’ve been waiting for. But the first sim I sent to the future didn’t quite get how to harvest watermelons from a plant she found in Oasis Landing.


There must be a cloaking device installed that offsets the plant’s true location to non-sims.

February 26, 2014

Ghost sims on the water

My sim was building up the free Hobart’s Hideaway resort on Isla Paradiso this month. The improvements were good enough that a family of ghosts arrived to spend some vacation time there. But when it was time to leave, each of them went a different direction, like this ghost who chose a personal watercraft to depart.


Maybe now that he’s warmed up at the resort, he won’t have the teeth chattering moodlet so much from his frozen death.

February 25, 2014

Strange things happen during a full moon

Sim behaviors change for the odd on nights when there is a full moon. Not only do zombies randomly emerge from the ground (sometimes in places where they can’t find an escape path), and sims will spontaneously kiss or slap other sims, but they will also choose completely inappropriate clothing for the task at hand.


I guess she just wants to be ready for the monthly zombie sim apocalypse.

February 9, 2014

Finally get this added to the game

It took fourteen years since the first Sims game to finally get a staircase that is not either completely straight or spiral. The new Prism Art Studio venue released on February 6 includes this little gem…


The new venue is normally priced at 1900 sim points (about $20), so it may be a while before I get it, considering that I just used the 14th anniversary sale to finally buy Pets and Into The Future.  These stairs don’t appear to be available separately yet; at least they aren’t listed in the stairs category in the store yet.

I’m still waiting for the ability to curve staircases so I can have those grand sweeping stairs for my Sim mansions, but this is getting closer.  What I really need for my everyday sims is the ability to stack straight staircases so I can have my basement stairs descend under my second-story stairs as they are often built in real life.

February 8, 2014

Shades of Monty Python

You remember when Terry Jones made appearances in various episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus as a naked pianist? (yes, Terry Gilliam was the first in this role; I wouldn’t be a Pythonist if I didn’t know that…) Benjamin wanted to try that out too.


It’s… !

February 7, 2014

It’s supposed to be a naked sculpture, not a naked sculptor

Benjamin finished his chess practice, but there’s still plenty of time before the party.  So he headed down to the art room to make a sculpture or two.


Maybe he’s working on a selfie…

February 6, 2014

Just in time for the games – naked chess

Benjamin just shared a shower with his wife, but when he got out, he decided to go around the house as he was rather than put on his everyday clothes.


Nobody in the household seemed to mind, and his daughter’s birthday party isn’t for another 11 sim hours, so why not practice chess?