ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Sims 3 Expansion Pack : World Adventures

Updated on October 14, 2009

Just five months after going on sale, the first Sims 3 expansion pack, World Adventures is set to hit stores on November 16. Expanding on the existing Sims 3 world, World Adventures will allow you to take your sims on exotic world adventures in three exciting new locations.

The complete features list is yet to be released, however initial reports from EA state that players will now be able to explore global locations and landmarks in France, Egypt and China. Along with these new destinations will be new skills, personality traits and rewards which expand upon the existing plethora of traits, skills and rewards available in the game.

This is exciting news for Sims 3 fans as many have commented on a lack of useful personality traits in the basic game. Though some traits have a solid and undeniable impact on gameplay (trying to get a mean spirited, grumpy sim to find a partner that can stand them long enough to WooHoo with them is nigh impossible,) other traits, such as 'Vegetarian' and 'Dislikes Art' seem almost entirely useless. Whilst EA makes no claim that these pre existing traits will come into their own when combined with the expansion pack, players can at least hope that new traits which have a real bearing on gameplay will be introduced.

New skills are also an interesting addition, though it depends greatly on how valuable the skill actually is in terms of game play. At present time, it is all too easy to grind level skills and the rewards for doing so are normally fairly lackluster.

In addition to new skills and traits, players will also be able to enjoy new artifacts and styles. This means more ways to create and decorate your Sims homes. Many players are already becoming quite impressive Sims architects, so these additions are likely to be greeted with great joy. The real question here is how much of this content will be made available with the expansion, and how much of it will be on sale in the store. Many players find it irritating that objects and styles which should be in the game are required to be purchased from the store. Given the fact that the new expansion comes with USD $10 worth of credit, it seems likely that the situation is likely to remain unchanged.

The official features list from EA:

  • Accept challenges, find treasures, discover what’s lurking in hidden caves and more.

  • Explore famous landmarks in China, Egypt, and France.

  • Learn new skills like photography and pursue new opportunities.

  • Meet new Sims from exotic locations and share their cultures.

  • Customize your Sims homes with new styles & artifacts from their adventures.

  • Get $10 worth of free SimPoints for The Sims 3 Store, and additional online features to be announced.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      connor 

      8 years ago

      AWESOME AS

    • profile image

      Jenna 

      9 years ago

      I heard the expansion pack is only for pc users

    • profile image

      Lauren 

      9 years ago

      FINALLY!!!

    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)