Sims 3 Store: Now & Then Century Manor

Back in April, we got a hint at an upcoming store set which was supposed to tie into the Mansion & Garden theme along with the Bohemian Garden. Although we ultimately lost the L-shaped staircases from this set due to a serious bug when the staircases in the Prism Art Studio are used (considering the bugs we’d get otherwise this being labelled as any kind of big deal must mean it did some pretty creepy stuff).

The Now & Then Century Manor gives us a few interesting build items like roof decor, broken and boarded up windows/doors (we also get new and broken versions of everything needed to create a screened in porch), modular grand staircases, and beautiful stained glass windows (whoch may actually be recolourable! Huzzah!). There’s also two versions of the venue. One looks really old and dilapidated (Now) and the other is really pretty and well kept (Then). I like this idea as it really fits the theme of the set well and puts both the Now and the Then set items to good use.

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Sims 3 Store: Upcoming Mansion & Garden Content

Remember when we got the L shaped stairs with the prism art studio? Well, you’re going to love this, part 2 of the bohemian garden series is coming in may, and you only need to take one look at that photo to realize what that means!

I’m super excited for this one, as I’ve been lurking the grand staircase thread on the ts3 forums for some time!

New Store Venue: Prism Art Studio!

Photos courtesy of SimguruTatertot

I haven’t been following this as closely as I thought I would, but that’s partially due to my mind always being on class. I actually haven’t played TS3 in almost 2 weeks now (but I decided to tonight to clear my mind a bit, this short film animatic needs a major change and I’m hitting dead ends). The name of the venue is the Prism Art Studio and it comes out on February 6th!

In any case, whoever was hypothesizing about jewelry making and perfume was certainly right!

 I’ m not keen on certain items but the fact that things are in sets is a good sign. Still, look at the selection! 8 new necklaces, 4 sets of earrings and 4 new bangles.

And that’s not all…

We’re getting a glass blowing station of some sort which enables not just jewelry and perfume bottles, but glass furniture and decor as well (who else is ogling the stained glass?). There’s even a glass chess set (might look good if you picked up the ice lounge with seasons).

Oh but wait! There’s MORE! (This is going to allow some beautiful custom content guys)

 I’ve personally been DYING for these kinds of stairs! They’re really wrapping up alot of old requests (but I’d still have been happier if they’d come in an ep or something, with all the premium content and clothing sets that came out after ITF they could’ve just released a freetime or hobbies ep with a couple of new careers and professions, there’s almost that much stuff).

Sims 3 Store: New Purchase History Feature

Let’s just say that the purchase history has needed an overhaul for some time, and now it’s taken on a brand new look (like everything else on the site). Flipping through and downloading your store content (theoretically) will now be faster than ever, you can even select (and download) multiple items at once, so long as they’re all on one page.

But the good news is you can now preview up to 64 items on one page (but they haven’t gotten rid of the duplicate items glitch yet, tough break), and each one of them has a download button right there. No more going back and forth trying to load item preview pages!

The only thing they haven’t touched upon (so it looks at the moment) is a category for items that were gifted to you, or by you (although in the case of the latter you’d only need it for fiscal reference. Still, as valid a reason as any, right?)

Midnight Hollow and Finally OFB! (sort of)

When I last left my computer, the early hints for the new store world were just being revealed. Suddenly, Midnight Hollow! I’m still not sure what I think of this world but I’m liking the CASsets (especially those pigtails) and the steampunk-ish theme. From the pictures, it looks like it might complement SN very nicely. Actually I kind of wish it’d come with SN in the first place…

Oh and you know what they finally went and did? REGISTERS!

 “The Savvy Seller’s Collection gives you everything you need to start your very own business! Simply place items on the included rugs, pedestal, wall shelf, or parking space, and start selling things like a boss! Determine your markup, set up sales, hire and fire salesclerks, and keep tabs on your daily and lifetime sales statistics! You can even set your shop hours and name your store!

 I’m among those who so desperately wanted an OFB expansion, so this is exceptionally good news for me! Along with open restaurants, we now have open shops! It just blows my mind that the fans have been suggesting this for I don’t know how long and they’ve given us that and then some! Here’s hoping it won’t be as buggy as some of the other big PC items.

TS4 Preorder Bonus

While it’s still fairly soon in the game’s development (last I checked the game was still pre-alpha), preorder bonuses have already been decided on. There’s a limited edition of the game and a digital deluxe edition, which seems to be trying to entice players to get the digital copy rather than the physical (at this point).

I’m really hoping there’s a physical deluxe edition that’s just yet to be announced. For all that’s gone into the ‘Up All Night’ content (recipes, party types and a light show) gamers are probably going to be ticked off if this means they have to get the digital version in order to get access to any of the content.