Beekeeping, probably a skill. There are smoker effects, and angry swarms.
Sims can turn into tiny fairies, or vice versa - the animations are there for the transformation from big to tiny - baby, toddler, child, & adult sizes.
Fairies can booby trap ovens and mailbox and trashcans.
There are effects for flying and landing broomsticks. Just placeholder landing effects, but you can see what they're going for.
There are also cauldron bubbles, so I guess combined with alchemy that makes our witches.
The clone potion effect creates an adult Sim sized cloud out of a sparkly burst on the ground.
There are weird effects related to "gifting", the STBL suggests an extension of Store Mode, sadly.
Lots of brewing and potion effects. All look quite archane.
The shapeshift animation looks suspiciously like changing from Sim to dog or cat! Pets integration?
Full-sized sim fairies as well as tiny sprites.
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This reminds me that during that huge survey which was released awhile ago, there were a lot of questions regarding fantasy and different types of fantasies that I would either like or dislike in the game. Seems as if a lot of people said they liked the idea of more fantasy in the game...
So, nothing in the code about weather, huh? *sigh*
9th Mar 2012 at 8:16 PM
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NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, was the first thing I said when I read about this magic Ep.
Now I'm more interested in what it has to offer after seeing makin magic on youtube.
I can't believe this... Are they really holding out on Seasons yet again? I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this point, but I honestly think that an EP surrounded around creatures is incredibly dumb.
I thought they were just going to keep on giving us creatures in EP's, but now they're making a whole one about them? And it includes zombies? PASS. Again. A second time passing an EP in a row.
Unfortunately, this is evidence of what EP7 will be. All hope is lost.
It will be a 3rd pass for this family a total of 6 copies so far.
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Well, I think it's great that for once we who WANT magic and supernatural themed items will not have to wait until the last expansion pack to get that experience. Thanks, EA, for listening to us for a change.
Weather I can wait for. A majority of the great things that the Seasons EP offered from Sims 2 - fishing, gardening, etc., are already in the game.
I do agree though that it seems weird that they would offer us some pieces of magic in piecemeal form in the store if they were going to a pack -- which makes me think maybe they AREN'T doing a pack at all, maybe just a minipack in the store? Time will tell.
Posted by Wolfgurl685: I can wait for weather so long as the coding is great and has the fewest bugs out of all the expansions.
^ Hah... haha... ha. Don't hold your breath for non-buggy weather. BUT, maybe I'll be proven wrong. They could get their SHT together and come up with something really awesome and creatively implemented. You never know.
They probably offered the magic stuff in the store as a bit of a tester, to see if it was popular. I'm guessing by the looks of this new information that it sold very very well. I also doubt that this would be a minipack for the store, seems like a lot of new integrated gameplay, instead of just objects or little things here and there. BUT, maybe I'll be proven wrong. They might sell each creature at 10,000 SimPoints a pop. You never know.
Sea bed, rain, and snow effects have always been there. The sea bed stuff is just the seaweed from the HELS aquarium. The rain and snow are old new, been there forever. There's also files for making the ground look shiny and wet when it rains.
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Looking at the code, we get witches, werewolves, and fairies? Wow, I'm surprised EA is adding three "creatures" to the expansion pack, but I can't say I can complain.
I am curious how the new world will be. I am wondering if they will try to make something similar like Magic Town or if they are going to come up with a brand new design. I know a lot of people love weather and I cannot wait for it either, but I am happy they are introducing all these creatures. I'm wondering if weather was originally meant to be ep 7, but they are having some issues with it and that is the reason why it's being pushed aside, if it is pushed aside.
9th Mar 2012 at 9:53 PM
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Eh...ever since Showtime was announced I've been losing hope that we'll ever get weather in TS3. This may be the final nail in the coffin, I think EP7 would have been seasons since so many people are begging for them. They already gave us pets, another huge fan request and they delivered. If they somehow still put weather in this game they may already be trying to build up hype for TS4, which is too late. The only things that seem appealing about the magic EP are the beekeeping and witches. If they include carnival rides and mini golf like in Makin Magic I might still buy it.
Strawberrysims has discovered new sliders that came with the patch.. I haven't looked it up in my own game but I thought it'd be important to post here. Anyone else can confirm this?
(just click on the link, pictures of the sliders and their effects are on the first page) Oh dear Kiwi Tea beat me to it by what.. seconds XP
Take in consideration that I'm french and I try my best to write an understandable english :)
I hope there will be a fortune teller machine/puppet thing(Zoltar?), building shells in form of Big Top tents, and maybe some caravans, and also the outhouse. :D
Oh, and who still remember Bonehilda the maid in Makin' Magic?