ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hidden Springs Is My Homeland, But The Fountain Of Youth Is Overrated

Updated on August 31, 2011
Do you still trust the Fountain of Youth if you find it in someone's basement?
Do you still trust the Fountain of Youth if you find it in someone's basement?

Hidden Springs is the newest Sims 3 World Download DLC available in The Sims 3 store. It can be purchased online and downloaded to your computer, which is what I did, because if I like anything, it's pixel goods. True story.

Having deeply inhabited Hidden Springs as an omnipresent sort of god figure for the past week or so, I feel ready to welcome potential neighbors to this beautiful lakeside resort town, where the leisure never stops and youth is only a fountain away.

I have three main things I'd like to say about Hidden Springs. Three main points, aside from the obvious ones about its natural beauty, cascading waterfalls and plethora of eateries in which one can pass many pleasant days and nights. And don't forget the twenty new pieces of decor you'll be graced with when you buy Hidden Springs. They're very exciting indeed and consist of lampposts and whatnot.

Hidden Springs Costs 20 - 25 Dollars

Depending on where you live, and what currency you have adopted as your very own, Hidden Springs costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 t0 $25 dollars. You might think that is a great deal, and perhaps you're right. But remember, you're not just paying that money for a new Sims 3 world to play. You're paying that money to play it now. Right now. And you're also paying it because you think sending sims to a fountain to find youth is a good way to spend your time. You're right.

The Rent Is Too Darn High

A starting family can afford only a modest home that is probably too small. To be honest, your best bet in Hidden Springs is buying a plot of land and building a shameful shack on it until such time as your Sims are liquid enough to live in a decent house. There are some very nice locations in town, but as with most world maps, you won't get into them until you're liquid with cash simoleons. The disparity between rich and poor is much more exaggerated in Hidden Springs than normal, or at least it seems to be. Used to be you could start out with a decent two bedroom home in Sunset Valley without too much trouble. Try doing that in Hidden Springs and you'll end up down a dirt road eating mud muffins for dinner before you can say 'bubble in the housing market.'

The Fountain of Youth Can Be Bought

Much like rhinoplasty, liposuction and face lifts can be bought in the real world, youth can be bought in Hidden Springs. The Fountain of Youth is most reliably found in the Decor subsection of the 'Buy' section, and costs 495,000 simoleons (plus 25 simoleons or so every time you wish for youth and beauty at the fountain thereafter.) It's basically a horrid scam designed to empty the pockets of desperate elder sims clinging to an idealized youth that never was. In this regard, the Fountain of Youth might very well be the best feature of any Sims game ever.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)