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: May 2012
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These Showtime tips and tricks initially were published as news items in the My Page Wall, but if you missed them there we’ve collected them here for easy reference.  From Magic Gnomes to making new performance venues, this is your guide to some of the little known features of Showtime. Did you know them all?


  • Try to have your performer Sim compete at a SimFest at each of the different venue types and collect all of the unique trophies!


  • Know your audience!  While your Sim is performing, keep an eye on the audience requests via thought bubbles. Performing requests will result in a better performance and increase long term relationship status!


  • If  you can manage to set up your Sim’s (or a visiting Sim’s) stage, using all of the props available in a complete stage set, you will get an initial boost in the performance!


  • Another way to get an initial boost is to place a new magic gnome on stage as part of the set-up!


  • You have 24 hours real hours to accept a SimPort Tour Request, before it expires. If you don’t accept within the 24 hours, your friend who sent the request will get a message that you never made it to the show!


  • If you throw something on stage during a friend’s visting Sim’s performance, they will most likely have it in their inventory when they return!


  • If your Magician Sim dies while performing in the Box of Danger, he/she will finish the show as a ghost!


  • It’s all who you know! Developing a relationship with proprietors prior to auditioning will increase your chances of getting a gig.


  • By the time your Sims gets to level 7 in their performance careers, they’re a pretty big deal and will no longer need to audition to get a gig. Proprietors will be calling, begging your Sim to peform at their venues!


  • If your Singer Sim is multi-talented and wants to perform with a guitar, all you have to do is buy one and put it in his/her personal inventory!


  • Sims (including visiting Sims via SimPort) are not restricted to performing in Starlight Shores, as long as you have the appropriate venue. These can be accessed in Edit Town, under the Community Lots Tab. Place a Big Show Venue, Live Show Venue, Coffeehouse, Private Venue, or Big Park in any world.


  • The Hypnotizer from The Sims 3 Store gives your Magician career more options! Add this item to your stage to mesmerize your audience. Never been to The Store?  Try it out by downloading our special poster (info below).


And, as a special thank you from The Sims 3 Store team, click here to claim your Katy Perry inspired Showtime poster!

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Posted by: The_PopTart