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Sims 3: Supernatural
It seems that the new Sims expansion pack is going to include more supernatural creatures.

What makes this relevant to me, is that one of those creatures will be zombies :-)

Zombies who can infect other sims through biting them;-)

Now how much fun would it be, to create a new world in sims, and fill it with zombies, with only a few humans (aka versions of the cast of TWD) left to try and survive and not get bitten amongst them :-) )

My only regret is that the game won't allow for baby or toddler zombies, but still zombies :-)
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honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Can you still do the thing where you build a house with no doors and then set it on fire? Because that's what I would want to do with zombies--pack about 30 or 40 into a building, set it on fire, and watch them burn.

This is mostly because I'm over zombies, and also because setting fire to the undead is a surefire way to kill them. What's not to love?
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't tried it, but it should be possible.

You can though put a peashooter in your sims yard that wards of zombies as well, and you can forbid certain kinds of supernaturals from entering your sims neighborhood.

(I must say that the other one I'm really excited about is the fairies. (well not for the sake of fairies really, but because those wings looked awesome enough that I think it'd be cool to create a Castiel and give him black wings)
honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
You used to be able to get custom, user-made mods for wings and stuff. Though I haven't played in years so I have no idea what resources are available now.

If the wings work, it's be great if every time he turned around he knocked stuff over. :B
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
That would be funny*g*

The thing with mods is that they can wreck havoc in your game when you install a new expansion.

The one thing I'm really really waiting for though, is for them to finally add some new long coats and/or trenchcoats to the game. They used to have them in sims 1 and 2, but in 3 the decent ones are only for female sims, and the only ones available for male sims are the steampunk ones.
honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
That's...really odd. Everyone knows long coats are cool, why not make them available to both genders?

They should also have a gender-free option, where you can make androgynous characters.

If I were in charge of this thing it'd be way more science-fictiony....eight genders and robots...
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh I agree on that one. (well they at least already allow male pregnancy, so that's something, but still)

These days the best you can achieve is to reduce the sims breast size (which was a new thing in the last expansion), so you'd get a female sim with as small a pair of breasts as you could get them. Sims 3 also allows you to make a sim thinner, fatter, more or less muscled. (still no differences in height though, still waiting for that one so my Sam can finally be taller than Dean again.

honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
They allow mpreg but not height differences??

That...holy priorities Batman! Clearly there are some slash fans on the design team.

Does the pregnant male need to be partnered with a male or can the other parent be female? *trying to figure out how this works*

Mpreg. Oy.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Well technically you need to have your sim kidnapped by aliens, and when he returns he's pregnant. (regardless of if his partner is male or female)

Sims allows relationships and marriages with no eye to gender, and if two males or two females want to adopt a kid they can do so as easily as a het couple could. (the only thing that takes some doing is to get a three- or moresome)

I think that the difference is that pregnancy is an added thing to the sims normal state, where a height difference would change the basic structure of the sim in question and would alter their interaction with the virtual world around them.
honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Well yeah, I played a couple m/m pairings myself, back in the day.

But I thought when you said mpreg that meant there was a mechanism for the dude to give birth. The aliens thing sounds more like a parasite--yowch. Does it like explode out of his chest/belly? Or does he eventually wind up with an apparently human child that then goes on to murder the entire family in their beds? (I'm spending way too much time thinking about this now. Stupid aliens.)

Meh, we can put a man on the moon but we can't have Sims of different heights? What's the world coming to?? (Okay, e can't put man on the moon anymore. Still. It's the principal of the thing.)
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, once he's pregnant, the pregnancy plays out like that of any of the female sims. They get more and more pregnant over the course of a few days, and then finally they ask to be taken to the hospital or if you don't do that, they start floating, there's some light and suddenly he or she has a baby in their hands.
honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Hah, that's hilarious. What a fantastic way to give birth! Why even go to the hospital--natural childbirth all the way!

And the baby grows up normal? No tentacles? Who contributes the other half of the genetic material? Does the kid look anything like its parent? (Feel free not to answer that. Those are just the sorts of questions tathat ht naturally arise in my head.)
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Well the kid's green, but other than that they inherit traits from their 'human' parent. (though the children are rarely if ever copies from the parent, unless you create them that way at the start.)

If you want a kid though, that's a mix of two males (or two females), then you have to create the kid at the start of your game, when you're creating your family, that way you can mix genetics, so the new sim has traits of both halves of a pairing. (but that removes the fun of getting the couple together in the first place)
honeylocusttree From: honeylocusttree Date: July 5th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I tried playing a family with two kids once and found the experience so annoying I locked in the kids in a tiny room and wouldn't let them sleep fr like two days, until CPS came and took them away. (That was the plan--to get them taken away. Not to torture them.)

I was happy, but the sim-parents were miserable. I didn't play that family much after that.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: July 5th, 2012 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I know the feeling. My biggest problem tends to be that I want Dean to be a family sim, but I don't want him to have kids, or at least no more than one. And family sims always keep asking if they can have more kids.

But at least these days I can have him and Sam hunt ghosts (since ambitions that's an actual profession in sims*g*, one you can actually play out)
__marcelo From: __marcelo Date: July 5th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I anticipate many new papers/machinimas/"simulations" about zombie epidemiology...
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: November 24th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
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