Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fairytale Cottage- a Get Together build

Once upon a time there was a sim.....

Your story in Windenburg starts with this cozy cottage. 
3 bedrooms, 4 baths
large mature garden in back
no CC
20x30 lot size

Monday, December 7, 2015

The One Door Tudor- A Windenburg Starter Home.

And by starter, I mean starter...under $18k. One bedroom and one bath and a load of Windenburg charm. 

20x20 lot size
no CC
under $18k

The Two Door Tudor-a new build for Get Together

 I could not be more pleased with all of the fantastic, detailed design objects found in the newest expansion pack for The Sims 4, Get Together.  A large array of elements enable you to put together your perfect Medieval or Tudor style home.

This quaint country family home has a private club with its own entrance upstairs.  4 bedrooms, 3 baths, study, mature garden, and as always....no CC. 
20x20 lot

There is a club hang out upstairs with its own entrance.  Play darts, have some juice, and dance the night away!

A mature garden with high quality plants waits for your gardening sims.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Should You Get The Sims 4 Get Together?

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to an event sponsored by EA to preview the newest EP, Get Together, which comes out in December. As a builder, I tend to focus on the stuff I can build with and the world.  There was SO much to see!  And, even though I honestly wasnt too exicted initially about the forming clubs concept, once I got into it and saw how in-depth the system goes, I was pretty intrigued by the possibilities.

So...for you "cut to the chase" types, here are my impressions in a nut shell
  • large expansive world with a tons of interesting places to explore
  • the world is pretty full/occupied. Only a couple of empty lots.
  • plenty of new detailed build objects to get the medieval look
  • its not all Tudor style-some great modern locations and sleek objects in build buy
  • not as many new walls/floors as I would like
  • natural pools are regular pools with a rock edge.  But you can add plants and steam or bubbles, as well as choose the look of the water.
  • stylish new clothing options
  • great new hairstyles-not a stinker in the bunch
  • not much new for the kids in CAS
  • club system allows you to fully customize the club-traits, activities, what they wear, where they meet, and who they hate are just a few of the options.
  • your club can earn a huge variety of rewards like a special handshake, a boost to skills, or a snazzy club jacket
  • clubs are a great way to find new  friends or a romantic interest for your sims and make them more connected in the community.
  • a fantastic tool for storytellers and the machinima community. 
Bottom line: is this EP worth buying?  To me, definitely! Regardless of how you play, this game will enhance your experience with The Sims 4.

Want to see more?  

The World of Windenburg

"There goes the baker with his tray like always..."

I dare you to not start humming something..anything...from Beauty and the Beast when you look at Wittenburg.  Its impossible.  The architecture definitely has a quaint, story book feel to it.  I was recently lucky enough to attend an event sponsored by EA to promote the newest EP, Get Together.  My favorite aspect of the game is the new world of Wittenburg, hands down the best world to date.

Levels!  Once you stop looking at the cute chessboard park, you might notice the fact that this world is far from flat.  There are many different levels and ramps connecting areas that add visual variety.  Unfortunately, this does not mean we can do this on the lots.  As of right now, there are still no terrain tools in the game.  All of these split level or multi-level areas are found in the "world" and not on editable lots.  

Dont forget to explore the historical VonHaunt estate with its a-maze-ing gardens and mysterious past!

And while a large portion of the "old town" area is distinctively medieval or Tudor in feel, this world isnt stuck in the past at all.

There are many modern locations and a dramatic beachfront business area with a sleek stylish vibe that reminds me of The Sims 3 Into the Future.

Did you notice how the background seems to go on forever?  They did an amazing job of making this world feel truly vast and connected.  Even though the area your sim can move around in at any given time is limited, your views are not.  It makes it feel like the possibilities are endless.

There are cozy Tudor homes, coastal lots, an isolated island gathering spot called "The Bluffs" and some ancient ruins set up to be an awesome party spot, as well as a bustling cafe, not nightclubs, a sleek modern swimming venue, a old fashioned pub and so much more!

Truly this is just a tiny sliver of the expansive world of Wittenburg....there is a ton to see and explore.  I can imagine all sorts of interesting stories taking place in this beautiful location.  What will your Wittenburg story be?

(I built this little cottage in game.  look for it in the Gallery once the game comes out!)

**EA sponsored the preview event and allowed me early access to the game.**

About Me

I build lots for people to use in the Sims. I have created hundreds of lots that have been downloaded by people all over the world. My work has been featured on the official Sims 3 site, several Sims 3 fan sites and in Game Informer magazine.
I am a mom...a gamer...a book worm...a worrywart...a fan of architecture, interior design, and all things Grumpy Cat.