SimGuruTaterTot's Blog
: June 2013
Designer's Blog: When Building & Ballet Go Hand-In-Hand test
POSTED ON 06/19/13
test Check out what SimGuruCopeland has to say about building the Skylight Studio for Performing Arts! This all-new venue will be available on The Sims 3 Store on June 20, 2013. Don't forget to follow SimGuruCopeland on Twitter for more witty comments about the things he's building for The Sims 3. 

Hi gang.
Ever since we released the Stone’s Throw Greenhouse, we’ve had a number of requests from players asking for more glass roof pieces. We’ve also had a number of suggestions for the return of ballet dancing, so we combined both ideas into the Skylight Studio for the Performing Arts!

This venue includes the Light as a Feather Dance Barre that gives your Sim the ability to work out and learn a brand new Dance Skill! Whether your Sim’s an elegant swan or a bumbling goose, let them express themself with the new ballet dance. Even children can learn this exciting new dance. When they are ready to perform, move them over to the Stiff as a Board Dance Floor to strut their stuff! The new dance floor has a ton of dance floor interactions like, Ballet, the Smustle, the Mascot Dance, and even the Chicken Dance!  

And when your Sim gets sweaty from getting their groove on, they can check out the new It’s Not Gross Public Shower Station!  
But what I’m REALLY excited about are the eight new Sharper Edge Skylight glass roof sculptures and the matching Sharper Edge window! These are all combine for maximum customizability. Want to build a glass pyramid? Done. Glass gazebo? Also done. Want to extend your Greenhouse? Yeah, you can do that too. The sky (light) is the limit with these cool new items!  
As an additional bonus, this Thursday when we release this venue I’ll also upload my latest tinkering up to the exchange for you to play with.  

Designer's Blog: Prepare for Adventure!
POSTED ON 06/03/13
Check out what SimGuruCopeland had to say about the Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire, available now in The Sims 3 Store!

Lords and Ladies, scallywags and scoundrels, bards and bar maidens, prepare thyself for adventure and fun at the Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire!   
The new venue boasts lovely music from today and yesteryear.  Learn a brand new skill with the beautifully crafted Violin!  Few things are more romantic than having your serenade the fair maiden.  You might also find some wayward virtuosos breaking out the Violin and Bow for a few extra Simoleons playing for tips in the courtyard.  

Not much of a songsmith?    Then for the truly adventurous Sim, they should try a different kind of bow at the all new Archery Range.  Nicknamed “the Gauntlet” for its many swinging blades and moving targets, this range isn’t for the faint of heart.  
For decades the visitors of the Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire have been trying to one up the standard trick shot and occasionally it can get a bit out of hand.  It’s not uncommon to see the most Athletic Sims go for a double arrow of doom, the often understated William Tell, the vastly challenging threading of the needle, the branded donkey kick and of course, the flatulent llama.  

And anyone who knows anything about Baby Black Armored Dragons will tell you that they are drawn to archery like an arrow to its target.  If you have both Dragon Valley and the Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire then your baby dragon eggs will have new social interactions that can help unlock these elusive creatures!

So if you’re looking for new ways to challenge your Sim in exciting and creative ways, then head on down to the Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire!