So with the recent release of Sims 3 World Adventures expansion pack, fans still feel like the game is lacking in many major departments. As an avid fan myself, I must say that I adored the expansion pack World Adventures. Although my game came packed full of bugs, EA quickly resolved the issues and the game is up and running again. There are however some bugs they could work on, such as letting their gamers know why the game will randomly shoot them back to their desktop!
With that aside though, with the release of the first expansion pack,
fans quickly scurried to the Internet to find information on the second
Although nothing is official yet, I did happen to run into a few
articles online which stated that the second expansion pack may focus on
the 'superstar' aspect of the game.
Your Sim in the Sims 3 is able to become a rock star, but the entire 'stardom' angle of the game is lacking entirely.
With the rumor of this expansion pack fans are very black and white
about it. Some loved the superstar pack in the original Sims game, while
others found the process to be boring and lack luster. I personally
enjoyed Superstars, but as others are saying, for the Sims 3 I would
much, much rather see the game add some weather to our never changing
Weather was something fans had asked for for years when the original
Sims game released. Some fans even went as far as making their own
weather simulators to add to their games. Many of them were buggy, but
Maxis at the time was not listening to their fans, so they solved a want
The Sims 2 finally gave fans weather, which was a very cool addition
to the game, and an addition that many of us Simmers assumed would come
packed into the Sims 3 original release. It didn't. In fact the game was
lacking just about everywhere.
While a Superstar expansion pack would be awesome, I think it is one we can definitely wait for. Listen to your fans EA, we want weather, and we want it now.
It's very boring to be playing a game in December and not have snow.
Watching the seasonal changes in Sims 2 was what made the game seem all
the more realistic, and thats what fans love about the game.
So here it is, my wish-list for what I would like to see in the second expansion:
Weather, duh! I want snow, blizzards, rain, falling leaves, hail storms, lightning storms, and random odd frog showers.
With weather give us a new challenge. We have magic gnomes in the
game, so why not give us a rainbow that will randomly pop up in town. If
your Sim is able to find the end of the rainbow, a magic gnome will
present them with a pot of gold.
Besides weather though I would love to see more focus on events such
as Christmas, 4th of July, New Years, Halloween, Valentines Day,
Thanksgiving etc. I mean seriously, they managed to incorporate
all of this simple fun stuff in Animal Crossing, so EA should have
figured out by now that people like this sort of stuff. In fact they
long for it.
I mean heck, we have a city hall and we've got a central park that
provide nothing but swing sets, and picnic tables... these types of fun
events could all be held in this area. It would make the game a hell of a
lot funner, and re-play value would be through the roof!
A letter in the mailbox, or a word of mouth conversation would let
your Sims know when the event was being held. Or dare I say...add a
frigging bulletin board in town like the ones we see in World Adventure
The boards could inform Sims of such events and when they would be held.
I'd also like to see ponds turn to ice, so our Sims can skate on them.
It was really stupid to have to purchase an ice skating rink in the
Sims 2, when the ponds could have been used to do the same exact thing
without the need of more space.
By the way, we have this huge wasteful space robbing ocean that does
absolutely nothing. Bringing my Sims to the beach is really an utter
waste of time. Why not provide the beaches with waters that provide more
use than fishing. Hey how about swimming, something fans have been
asking for since the birth of the Sims. A lifeguard on the beach would
also be neat to see (this could open up a whole new career angle as
I'd also like to see usable boats, and watercraft's. Liven the dang
beach up already! Give us volleyball nets, Frisbee's, inner tubes, and
so on. Present our Sims with a fun environmental challenge once in
awhile by having garbage wash up on shore. Seashells would also look
really nice in the house. The possibilities with the beach alone are
endless. So why not focus on it?
With the second expansion pack I would also like to see a vacuum
cleaner. I'm sick of the same boring cleaning mechanisms of mops. Give
us a vacuum. Why you are at it bring back my Butler I loved him!
We would also love to see our piano brought back into the game. It's
pretty boring that the only musical instrument in the game is a guitar.
How about brighten things up with a playable flute, a harmonica for
playing when near the fire pit, maybe a drum set, and a saxophone. Variety is the spice of life.
Mostly though, I'd just love to have an open world in my game that
would allow me to edit every last detail, from where the ocean lies, to
how big it is, to where roads are placed, and so on. There are still
many areas in the town that cannot be touched, or edited. It would have
been nice if we had more customization possibilities.
I know all of my wants will not be answered in just one expansion
pack, but I sure would love to see just some of these things... mostly
weather. Give us the goods!