The Sims 3 University Life

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The Sims 3 Unifersity Life is the ninth expansion and it was relesed in 2013. I never liked this expansion. It has a lot of new features but I don’t like college or universities, not my cup of tea. New game features are;  Help your Sims make the grade: Your Sim can broadcast their own radio show as a Communications major or bone up on anatomy with a skeleton for the Science and Medicine major. New major-specific objects, social activities and student union lectures make learning more fun than ever.

Let loose and party: Host a bonfire by the lake, or throw a wild Juice Kegger party. There are lots of ways to have a great time at university.

Make connections and network: Text, blog and stream video to build that all-important social network. Join one of the three groups on campus—the nerds, the rebels, and the jocks, then develop your cred with special activities. Become a legend in your group and you could earn a dream job or a coveted extra trait.

Reap the benefits of higher education: University graduate Sims can move up the career ladder more easily with faster promotions and higher entry-level jobs.

Explore the Campus and Town: Strike out at the bowling alley, flirt with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans or browse comic books at Keith’s Komics. There’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.

There is no new neighborhood but a sub-neighborhood where your sim is going on college. Classes start on the first Monday morning. On Mondays and Wednesdays, classes are held on one of the university rabbit-hole buildings. They are seminar-styled, which varies from “Introduction to Dodging Questions” to “Methods and Practices of Tragic Clowns”, which are chosen randomly when enrolled. Players are able to choose a variety of tones in these classes, which affects the Sims’ academic performances. Some of the tones are: “Socialize” and “Suck Up to the Professor”. The Sims can ask a Sim to attend their classes, but by doing so, the professor may notice. 

Sims can study for majors in Business, Science and Medicine, Technology, Physical Education, Fine Arts and Communications. I expected more.

Social groups are groups of Sims who usually socialize with one another and have particularly similar interests, skills, and attitudes. Your Sim can gain influence with as many of these groups they desire. These groups still exist outside of the university. To learn a Sim’s social group, hover over the Sim with the mouse. There are; Jocks, Nerds and Rebels. 

The standard phone in the Sims’ inventory is replaced with a smartphone, which looks like a Blackberry 10 or Android smartphone. This smartphone comes with a variety of new skins to apply, which are unlocked as the skill level grows.

This expansion is not my favorite but as long as you are interested that your sim can educate and attend college you should have this expansion. But I only have it beacause of new cool stuff, clothes and hairstyles.

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