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: October 2012
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When a new expansion pack is released by EA, I am always anxious to see what new build/buy objects and interactions come with the upgrade.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to review The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack at The Sims Community Day on August 1, and I had a blast checking out the latest new objects and gadgets that make this expansion a builder's must.  Most of the build/buy mode objects are, in my opinion, some of the best added to the game so far! 

I was anxious to test everything, so I built a house in the new neighborhood, Moonlight Falls, and called it Warlock Mansion.  It was made using many of the new build/buy objects to create a great place for wiccan minded people that love to party.  I put my favorite Sim, Ed Meister, in to test all of the new objects and game play.  Once I had a handle on how everything worked, I set about delving into the world of alchemy and witch craft and created many elixirs that, when ingested, have some pretty hilarious results.  When Ed Meister earned his witch’s stripes, the world of spells and magic opened and added a whole new twist to the game that was quite entertaining.  Though I have always considered myself a builder first, I have never spent so much time playing with the Sims, rather than building.  It was a lot of fun.
I would like to share with you some of the things that I liked most about The Sims 3 Supernatural, and some things that I discovered while building and playing.  I really loved the new windows and doors, especially the Priorities Mega-Window and Topper.  They make great windows for making a church, green house, indoor pool, library, etc.  One of the many objects that I was glad to see added to the game is the Planter Bowl.  It gives you the ability to plant a garden indoors, allowing you to create a greenhouse.  I did this in Warlock Mansion using the Priorities Mega-Window to create a two storied greenhouse attached to the back of the mansion.  I was happily surprised to find that zombies do not enter buildings, and so my indoor garden was safe from being devoured by them when they attacked my house.



I found that zombies are always tired and they are drawn to the new rocking chair that I put on the back porch.  Maybe if I put several rocking chairs around the outside of my house the zombies will choose to sit and rock rather than destroy my outside garden… hmm.   Another object that I was happy to see added was the Sliding Bookcase Door.  I used it to create two secret rooms attached to the attic study.  One room is used for the Alchemy Table and storage for the elixirs.  The other is the magic room where all of the magic wands, brooms and witch’s paraphernalia are stored.  There is also a small room off of the study where Bonehilda resides.  She is the live-in maid for the house that keeps everything clean and spotless.



I noticed that she liked to stop and warm her “old bones” by the fireplace whenever she entered the huge ballroom.  This is where Ed Meister throws some pretty outrageous parties.  The new twisted columns really add some nice detail to the fireplace and balcony that overlooks the ballroom.
There are so many new objects that I could go on all day talking about, but the items I talked about in this blog are some of my favorites from The Sims 3 Supernatural.  If you would like to see some pictures of them in use, you can visit my picture thread for the Warlock Mansion here.

10:07 PM
Posted by: ehaught58