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The Sims 3 Ambitions: Death By Electrocution

Updated on June 12, 2010

The Sims 3 Ambitions added a great deal to the base game, and if you're considering an expansion pack, go for Ambitions over World Adventures, but some of the things added in The Sims 3 Ambitions might surprise you. For example, dying by electrocution as you try to fix your time machine. Oops.

Here's how this tragic tale unfolded. My Inventor sim had enough skill to build a time machine, but not enough handiness skill to fix it when it inevitably broke. (Everything breaks in the Sims.) One jolt of electricity did not phase her, though it did singer her somewhat, and she went back to try and fix her time machine again. It was a bad idea. Before anyone knew what was happening, lo and behold, she crumpled to the ground with zippy zappy lines of electricity flowing around her charred sim body. Ms. Blood leaves behind one surviving teenage sim who now lives on her own, strangely emancipated.

Death by electrocution may have been possible in the Sims 3 base game, but certainly I never saw it happen, mostly because my sims were too lazy to bother fixing anything and called a handyman or handywoman whenever anything broke. (If you think real world items have built in obsolecense, it's nothing on appliances and fittings in The Sims 3. Just how many times can a toilet clog in one week, I ask you?)

Ambitions has opened up a whole new realm of machines to get electrocuted by, so you'll have plenty more opportunities for your sims to die untimely deaths without the need for putting walls around the swimming pool and waiting for your sims to drown, or removing all the doors from a house and setting it on fire. (Though who would do that anyway? Hmm? No respectable sims player, that's for sure.)

But getting back to Ms. Blood's untimely demise, it came as a shock to all concerned, (no pun intended, okay, some pun intended) but as always, the Grim Reaper was on hand to make her jump into her grave. His sombre job done, he took some time out to jump on the trampoline and chat up the victim's teen sim daughter. I'm not sure whether it is comforting or creepy to know that Death makes himself at home after he's done sending your soul to the plaque in your back yard.

Of course, Ms. Blood doesn't have to stay dead, a quick trip to the science center for re-animation and she'll be right as rain. In the sims, if not in life, science wins over death every time.

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