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University Update: Chat Transcript, T-Mail 2, Screens
There's quite a bit of new info about the first expansion pack for the Sims 2. The first thing is the transcript of last night's chat. The main new things that Maxis told us there are:
  • Young adults can Woohoo and get engaged, but they cannot get pregnant or married
  • Many University objects, but also wallpapers etc, can be used in the regular neighbourhood too
  • Even campus objects like Espresso bars, music lounges, and more, can be used in the regular community areas
  • The exact duration of the Young Adult stage is still unsure
  • Teens might have the aspiration to go to college
  • There will be cell phones, with which you can call but also send text messages (SMS)
  • The streaker is an NPC. Your Sims can become friends with them, and eventually even marry them if you want
  • Sims will have a schedule of classes to attend to
  • Teens can choose to become a young adult and go to college, or to skip that life stage and become adults straight away (like it's done currently)
  • There will be new types of food
There's a lot more than that though. Check the full transcript for the rest.

Furthermore, Sims Express reports that the expansion pack will be released (Wednesday) 16 March in Spain. That would probably mean 17 or 18 March for most of Europe, and 15 March for the USA. However, the dates for other regions in the world (other than Spain) are not yet officially announced or confirmed.

Finally, there's a second e-mail from Tim LeTourneau, Senior Producer of the Sims 2 University. He tells that Young Adulthood will occupy 20 Simdays (contrary to the "unknown" mentioned in the chat). This is different from what was reported at first, twice the life time of a teen. Tim talks a bit more about the young adulthood that your Sims might experience. Along with the mail came two screenshots, which you can see below. Use the Read More link (or scroll down a bit) to read the entire e-mail.

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2


"Hey Folks,

"It's time for another T-Mail!

"In the real world, young adulthood serves as a touchstone in the lives of nearly everyone. So many of life's big moments are crammed inside this fleetingly short span of time nestled snuggly between childhood wonder and adult travails that it's hard to imagine there's still room left over for things like sleep and basic hygiene. Whether you're aching for the increased responsibility and added freedom that young adulthood brings (but you're not ready to tackle full-on adulthood just yet), or if you just want to recapture that vibrant time of life where just about anything seemed possible, The Sims 2 University has plenty to offer both the legitimately young and the merely young-at-heart.

"The cornerstone of The Sims 2 University is an entirely new phase of life for your Sims - Young Adulthood. While Sims of all ages will be able to enjoy the new objects, activities and locations found in The Sims 2 University, the young adulthood life stage can only be experienced by sending your teenage Sims off to the Bacchanalian free-for-all known as college...er, we mean the rigorous and disciplined hallowed halls of Academia!

"Young Adulthood occupies 20 Sim Days, which affords ample opportunity to soak up some collegiate spirit. You'll be able to indulge in all the traditional college leisure pursuits, like starting a band, playing pranks on unsuspecting Sims, hanging with buddies on the quad, and of course, keeping your Sim well hydrated with beverages (non-alcoholic, of course) at all-out ragers. You'll need to keep at least one bleary eye on your grades through all this - flunk out of school and you'll quickly find yourself "graduated" into adulthood prematurely - nobody wants that! Fortunately, you'll also be able to coerce other Sims more skilled in the nerdly arts to do your homework for you - phew!

"In short, young adulthood serves as a gateway to a larger world that can seem both exhilarating and challenging. Whether or not you hunger for some higher learning, The Sims 2 University opens up a whole new world of possibilities for all your Sims, both back home and on campus. Are you ready to get schooled?

Tim LeTourneau
"President, Gotta Alpha Sims Fraternity
(aka Senior Producer, The Sims 2 University)"

Written at 02:32 on Saturday, 11 December 2004 by ChEeTaH.

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Written at 01:27 on Sunday, 12 December 2004 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
Somebody was up too late when they wrote this article. :)

"Furthermore, Sims Express reports that the expansion pack will be released (Wednesday) 16 March in Spain. That would probably mean 17 or 18 March for most of Europe, and 15 March for Spain."

Written at 12:08 on Sunday, 12 December 2004 by ChEeTaH (TSZ Webmaster) (ChEeTaH)
D'Oh thanks, it was late indeed
C-yAh,

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Written at 06:05 on Monday, 13 December 2004 by elvendragon
Um, Neil, that doesn't make sense. "...released (Wed) 16 March in Spain ... probably mean 17 or 18 March in Europe ... and 15 March for Spain."

???????????
http://www.radio-goethe.de/index_e.htm

woot! w00t! w007! \/\/007!!

Written at 08:40 on Monday, 13 December 2004 by ChEeTaH (TSZ Webmaster) (ChEeTaH)
That's what it said before I corrected it
C-yAh,

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Written at 23:01 on Monday, 13 December 2004 by elvendragon
Hmmm. Oh, okay. Well whatever.
http://www.radio-goethe.de/index_e.htm

woot! w00t! w007! \/\/007!!


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