Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Boardwalk Store Venue Review and Roller Coaster Tutorial

Credit goes to Valgon57 for the Banner.

Hey guys!

This is the 2nd review this week related to the release of the Boardwalk Venue that came out with Roaring Heights (sold separately). This venue includes a brand new customizable premium content object and plenty of content to create your own amusement park venue.

There will also be a tutorial included in this review also!

Collection File:
The Boardwalk

Hope you guys enjoy!
AznSensei

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Roaring Heights Store World Review


Credit goes to Valgon57 for the Banner!
Hey guys,

I am back to reviewing after a month almost, so hopefully my time away didn't keep you guys away from the site! Anyways, I am here to review the newest world released on December 12th, 2013 via Simpoint Bundle: The Sims 3 Roaring Heights!

Note: The Boardwalk Venue will be posted in its own separate review, along with a tutorial! ^_^

First off, I want to say thank you to The Sims 3 Communications Team for sending me the code for this world and the Boardwalk Venue (which will be in its own separate review), so because of them, I was able to write this review due to having to work all day on Thursday. 

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy this read and it will be in multiple parts!

Enjoy,
AznSensei

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sims 3: Roaring Heights World Announcement

Hey guys!

Just received an e-mail and happy to announce the newest world coming to The Sims 3 Store!

The Sims 3 Roaring Heights


  • Welcome to Roaring Heights, a sparkling city nestled by the beach. In this all new digital world, your Sims will experience an exuberant life amidst a city full of iconic Art Deco skyscrapers.
  • In The Sims 3 Roaring Heights, Sims will set out to explore this bustling beachside scene by way of their fixer-upper car – your Sims can spend some time fixing up this brand new gameplay object to get it into pristine shape.
  • In the midst of Roaring Heights’ breathtaking architecture, your Sims will rub elbows at lavish parties, taking in the tranquil beauty of this city by the sea.
  • Sims may even come to befriend the Capp Family from The Sims 2 – they are on vacation in Roaring Heights and completely smitten with the beachside bliss of the town.
  • Included in this word are dozens of all-new exclusive objects and clothing for your Sims to partake in the vibrant, golden days of The Sims 3 Roaring Heights.
  • The Sims 3 Roaring Heights will be available for digital download from The Sims 3 Store starting Thursday, December 12.
  • The Sims 3 Roaring Heights will be available as a Standard Edition and a Gold Edition. The Sims 3 Roaring Heights Gold Edition will include the new world in addition to 1,900 SimPoints. 
Boardwalk Venue


  • Sims from all over come to the Boardwalk just to ride this exhilarating attraction, featuring the Sky High Roller Coaster with pieces that can be assembled to make your very own amusement park!


  • Roaring Heights’ product page doesn’t even go live on The Sims 3’s website until 12:00noon PST tomorrow, November 25.














    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Grandpa's Grove Store Venue Review




    Hey guys!

    After a month break from playing The Sims 3 and not being on for a while, I am now picking back up reviewing new content, especially this mouth-watering, wallet-destroying, eye-gouging new venue known as the Grandpa's Grove. This venue focuses on mostly the Gardening Skill and is themed for farms and more, like past sets. I will be reviewing using the price breakdown, the venue, the premium content, and the content that it utilizes, like all past sets.

    I would like to thank Reachsims for gifting this wonderful venue for reviewing and sharing purposes.
    Thank you to Valgon57 for the for the banners and blog logo.

    Collection File: http://www.mediafire.com/?7ltq7mdsc7q44nw

    Hope you guys Enjoy!
    AznSensei


    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    One with nature review postponed

    Hey guys,

    I won't be reviewing the newest set today, but I will say this. There will be some times I won't review or purchase some sets, until on sale for a bigger discount. This is one of them.

    If you like some of the objects, don't buy the full set.

    You can buy them individually, so enjoy and happy simming! 

    AznSensei

    Sunday, September 29, 2013

    Midnight Hollow Map Guide


    Welcome to The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Map Guide!

    This guide will provide you with all the information, big or small, to the best that I can! You will get to know which sims are in this world, what homes they live in, which lots have certain spawners, the shops, and all of the empty lots even.

    You may also find lots that are "Beautiful Vistas" in this particular world, but this will be updated later the week after going through every home, so I hope you guys enjoy!

    AznSensei

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    Savvy Seller's Collection Tutorial: How to Build a Shop



    Recently, it seems like many simmers are confused on how this particular object works and figuring out the steps on HOW TO make a shop and running it. Therefore, in order to help those who may/may not still be confused, I have "hopefully" written up a detailed tutorial on building a shop for you.


    Midnight Hollow Store World Review


    Welcome to my review of the newest store world released for The Sims 3 Store: Midnight Hollow. In this review, I will talk about the content that is available to players, the overall look of the world, the premium content, the gold edition, Build/Buy and CAS aspects, and also the price breakdown towards the end of the review.

    Collection Files:
    Golden Ticket Toy Shop
    Midnight Hollow

    I hope you guys enjoy this review, and please note that it will be lengthy, so if you don't want to read everything, just read the Overall Review at the end for a quick summary.

    Enjoy!
    AznSensei

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Midnight Hollow Review Postponed

    Hey guys,

    Due to working long shifts today and tomorrow, I will not be able to provide the review until tomorrow after 9:00 PM CST.

    Also, my Map Guide WILL be added hopefully Sunday Evening.

    Please enjoy Midnight Hollow until then!
    AznSensei

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    Midnight Hollow Twitter Takeover Screenshots

    Hey guys,

    This is a compilation of all the pictures shown on twitter of Midnight Hollow! All came from twitter via SimGuruCopeland or SimGuruSmitty.

    Click article to see pictures!

    Update 9/23/13: New Pictures!


    Saturday, September 14, 2013

    The Sims 3 Store: Midnight Hollow



    This is very belated, but I will post this for those who do not browse the other fansites/website.

    This is what I got from my e-mail:

    We’ve got some exciting news. Today we just announced The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow, the newest world from The Sims 3 Store. Here’s what Simmers can expect:

    In a faraway land, amidst a forest of trees lies the town of Midnight Hollow. Rich in creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, players will now be able to open their own shops and run businesses as they meet and mingle with the townies. Full of eclectic and eccentric Sims, fans from across the Simsverse will recognize the Specter family from The Sims 2 as popular residents of this charming town. Experience the intriguing world of Midnight Hollow and all it has to offer when it ships later this month.

    The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow is a new world for The Sims 3. It includes new Sims, d├ęcor and added gameplay with the Savvy Seller’s Collection that enables players to open and run businesses in the new world. For more information about The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow, click the website here.

    There are also some blogs found here:

    Designer's Thoughts Premium Content 
    Katarina From Midnight Hollow
    Lucien Hyde from Midnight Hollow
    The Doe Family from Midnight Hollow

    Midnight Hollows FAQ + Discussion

    Q&A 

    When does Midnight Hollow come out?
    The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow will be released on September 26, 2013 on The Sims 3 Store.

    Will there be a gold and standard version? 
    There will indeed be a gold and standard version. Details for the gold version will be released at the Live Broadcast on September 17, 2013, so be sure to tune in.

    Can I gift Midnight Hollow to my friends? 
    Yes, you will be able to gift Midnight Hollow to your friends.

    Will it be sold in retailers?
    No, it will not be sold in retailers, but only via The Sims 3 Store for Simpoints.

    Will the Business Premium Content be sold separately?
    All Premium Content that are tied to Store Worlds will never be sold separately. You will have to purchase the World in order to get the Premium Content.

    What is the difference between the Standard and Gold Version?
    - The Standard Version is the World + Objects that are shown in the Items Tab and will cost 2450 Simpoints
    - The Gold Version is the World + Objects + Additional Unannounced Objects that will have a Yellow Star on them (See Aurora Skies as an Example) and will cost 4350 Simpoints (Unless put on sale).

    What will be the price upon release date? I want to know before I know how much I pay.
    The Discount Price will be unannounced until release date. There is no confirmation whether or not the Gold Edition will be sold for 3900 or 3700 Simpoints, etc.

    Can I use this Premium Content in other worlds?
    Yes, because it's an object, like all other Premium Content from The Sims 3 Store. You can place the Pizza Oven in Monte Vista in Aurora Skies, etc. Just remember that you have to build your own shops if you want them to match the theme in other worlds.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    The Sims 3 Movie Stuff Pack Review


    Hey guys!

    To commemorate the entire Sims 3 Series before the chapter ends, I am now reviewing ONLY (and please take note ONLY) the last stuff pack that will be released for The Sims 3: The Movie Stuff Pack.

    This review is pretty much like all of the other reviews, and I will mostly comment about the Build/Buy and CAS content that comes in this stuff pack, along with using OTHER content also with this stuff pack. I hope this review will bring the perspective to use the most out of what you can if you happen to purchase this stuff pack, but please remember, this is just my perspective of the stuff pack, and I hope this review will make YOU choose whether to purchase this stuff pack or wait.

    Collection Files:
    Director's Set
    Movie Stuff Pack

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Farm Fresh Folk Set Store Set Review


    Hey guys,

    Welcome to the review of the newest set released September 5th, 2013: The Fresh Farm Folk Set! This set costs 1200/1400 Simpoints and is on sale until 9/12/13!

    Collection File: http://www.mediafire.com/download/o6v5cwqv35h5af1/FreshFarmFolk.package

    Hope you guys enjoy this review!

    AznSensei

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Dreams of India Store Set Review


    Thank Yous:

    - Thank you to Valgon57 for the banner! ^_^
    - Thank you to a generous gifter, who has requested to not be named, for a wonderful birthday gift! *Hugs*

    Collection File: http://www.mediafire.com/download/g3l30ow1c7jwcjl/DreamsofIndia.package

    Hi guys,

    Welcome to the review of the recent addition to The Sims 3 Store: Dreams of India. This set is a continuation of the India-Inspirations Collection that was released in the Spring of last year, and also commemorates India's Independence Day, which is August 15th, 2013. This set is 1350/1550 Simpoints on sale until August 22nd, 2013 (Please remember to purchase this set BY the 21st, not the 22nd).

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Surf's Up! Store Set Review



    Hey guys!

    It's the month of August now and what better way to start off than to release a brand new store set on the 1st day! This new set consists of 18 CAS assets and brand new premium content!

    I normally don't review much for CAS content, so I hope the review isn't too underwhelming this time.

    I want to say thank you to roundheaded for gifting me this set, I appreciate it a lot!

    Enjoy,
    AznSensei

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Business as Usual Bistro Store Venue Review



    Hey guys,

    Welcome to the review of the Business as Usual Bistro, a new Restaurant-themed venue released in The Sims 3 Store on July 18th, 2013. I will be posting my review and criticism on the pricing, the venue, the premium content, and showcasing the content at the end.

    Here is the link to the collection file:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/a78wbmsgubvooly/IndustrialKitchen.package

    Enjoy,
    AznSensei

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    The Coffee Bean Hipster Loft Store Set Review


    Hi there,

    Welcome to the review of the newest set on July 2nd, 2013: The Coffee Bean Hipster Loft. This 31-Item set includes Build/Buy and CAS content that is focused on the Industrial Look. Below are the reviews of all of the items, recolors and design, along with the price breakdown and overall review of the set.

    Collection File: http://www.mediafire.com/download/kj6j5vj3j7xmxg4/CoffeeBeanHipsterLoft.package

    Enjoy,
    AznSensei

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Skylight Studio for the Performing Arts Store Venue Review



    Hi guys,

    Welcome to another review of the next store set release, known as the Skylight Studio of Performing Arts Venue. This venue set is solely focused on objects for a gym/studio environment and is themed as so. Included are the items that provide the additional gameplay, along with new glass roof sculptures to further customize your creations. It includes two premium content items, one themed for dance, and another themed for gyms.

    Collection File: http://www.mediafire.com/download/k9dsbcudot4cu2s/SkylightStudio.package

    Enjoy,
    AznSensei


    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Dragon Valley Map Guide


    Welcome to The Sims 3 Dragon Valley Map Guide!

    This guide goes into detail on where the lots are, what they look like, and what type of gameplay/storyline you can find in these lots.

    Much like all the other past Map Guides, you will see a lot of descriptions and details found in this particular guide.

    Enjoy!
    AznSensei

    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Utilizing Dragon Valley


    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd make a separate portion discussion how to utilize Dragon Valley in many different scenarios. This blog posts goes into discussion about all the Expansion Packs, Stuff Packs, and Store Content that can be utilized in Dragon Valley.

    Do take note that not all content may not be listed or pointed out, so if you have any suggestions, I'll definitely continue to add more!

    Enjoy!

    AznSensei

    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Dragon Valley Store World Review


    Hey guys,

    Welcome to my review of the newest world released: Dragon Valley. There will be multiple parts of this guide, so if you are searching for anything particular regarding this world, hit that Ctrl+F and find the part you want to find. I hope you guys enjoy this Review just as much as I did making it.

    First off, here are the collection files:

    Dragon Valley: http://www.mediafire.com/download/9sgtkkl8bj1yqzn/DragonValley.package
    Duke of Bows Renaissance Venue: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8605o1u0ua02iye/DukeofBows.package
    Celtic Lands: http://www.mediafire.com/download/2zb4xmms8iene05/CelticLands.package

    Part 1: The Price
    Part 2: The World and Rabbitholes
    Part 3: The Baby Dragon
    Part 4: The Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire Venue
    Part 5: Celtic Lands
    Part 6: CAS
    Part 7: Build/Buy
    Part 8: Returning Families
    Part 9: Overall Review



    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Lunar Lakes Map Guide


    Welcome to the Lunar Lakes Map Guide!

    This guide will contain all the information of all of the community, residential, and even empty lots that can be adventured in this world. Included are also all of the sims that come with this world, up to as close as detail as possible on them.

    Enjoy!
    AznSensei

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Fifth Avenue Fashions Store Set Review


    Hello, AznSensei here reviewing the recent set released on May 16th, 2013 called the 5th Avenue Fashions. This is a 26-item CAS set focused on clothing themed for the business environment.

    I hope you guys enjoy this review!

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Lucky Palms Map Guide


    Welcome to the Lucky Palms Map Guide!

    This will be an in-depth guide of all the lots, families, and features that come with Lucky Palms so that you know where to find what and what is included with Lucky Palms much more than just the objects. This map also will help you navigate to the places you need to go and what hotspots there are in this town. I hope you guys enjoy!

    Aurora Skies Map Guide


    DISCLAIMER: Horribly belated, but I hope this is beneficial for some still! Enjoy!

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    Welcome to the Aurora Skies Map Guide!

    Much like how I have created Sunlit Tides, and Monte Vista Map Guides, Aurora Skies will follow suit in an in-depth guide on all of the lots that have been created. Feedback is greatly appreciated and I hope you guys are well-informed on what lots, families and sims are there in this brand new world!

    Sunday, May 5, 2013

    In Process

    In anticipation for Island Paradise, I am now currently working on remodeling the Lucky Simoleon Casino. Why you ask?

    First off, half of the lot is not builder-friendly, especially when you want to place certain items, but due to the diagonal walls, it provides difficulties in placing those items. Therefore, I made the entire to "square" rather than diagonal.

    I added some empty floors on the left side, expanded the dining hall to include a showtime stage, and added 3 floors of hardcore gambling fun for all to enjoy.

    I'm hoping to have this fully finalized by release of Island Paradise next month, so here's a sneak peek.


    The Many Faces of Poker

    What happens when you practice Poker on the Dead Man's Hand Poker Table, and the random titles I called them. Enjoy

    The "I'm Confident" Poker Face

    The "Side Scratch" Poker Face

    The "I Lost" Poker Face

     The "Hmmmm" Poker Face

    The "I Got This" Poker Face

    The Evil Poker Face


    The "I'm Excited" Poker Face



    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Double Down Poker and Roulette



    Hey guys,

    Just making a small review as only two items have been released today: The Dead Man's Hand Poker Table and The Let It Ride Roulette Table.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Tutor of Tudors Store Set Review


    Welcome to another review by AznSensei, introducing and showcasing the newest set released today on April 18th, 2013: The Tutor of Tudors Set.