Dragon Valley and New Venue

I was already excited for DV when I caught a glimpse of all that CAS stuff! Now they had to go and release a supplementary venue that not only unlocks bonus content, it also presents you with the two items that won the community poll, the violin and the archery range!

I’ve been hearing that these items are tied to visible (not that hidden crud that only goes to level 3) skills. Archery is tied to your athletic skill, while violins are an entirely new musical instrument. Sadly, they’re not compatible with LN bands. This is because they play entirely different music than what you’d hear in a jam session. Fine with me, I’d have hoped for a classical sounding tune or two but who’s to say there isn’t?

The dragons themselves seemed like a cute feature, although I’m really in it for the fantasy medievalish look. Anyone else finding the chamberpot hilarious?

Sims 4 officially announced

Some are excited, some are in tears! The Sims 4 was announced today when representatives from some of the big name Sims fansites were invited to take part in a conference call. Not long after, images of the official TS4 logo and a sample of the game’s art style went public. If you were expecting this…

You won’t be getting it. The TS4 logo is a departure from the traditional design, without a plumbob (not that the first installment had one to my knowledge). Audio from the conference call has also been put up on Youtube, so you should check that out as well!

In addition to this the www.http://thesims4.com is now active, although it currently redirects to a page on the TS3 site. Not much else is known about game features although some alleged ‘mockups’ have been found online tha are supposed to depict what the interface will look like when it’s finished.