Discover University: Gurus Spill the Tea

Q&A was provided by the Game Changer Program and SimGuru/Maxis Studio.

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Thursday afternoon the GCN (Game Changers Network) was treated to a Q&A about Discover University.

We enjoyed it very much and I thought you might enjoy reading it too.

What follows here is a transcript of that conversation.

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(Post-publishing edit:  TY SimsVIP  for giving this old scribbler a shout out!  Much appreciated!)

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SimGuruLakshmi

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Can you pick who your roommates are? Or are they randomly generated?

Answer: Roommates are randomly generated in Uni Housing. Players can pick who their Sims’ Roommates are if they go through the Ad placement flow.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Bellguru8: Will there be any premade townies coming with the new world?

Answer: Yes, we have 4 premade households and a premade ghost that floats around UBrite.

 

SimGuruRad

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: If you send 1 sim from a multiple Sim household to uni, does it move out of the household?

Answer: You can choose to stay at home, move to a new lot, or move into University Housing.

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Will we get the trailer Sims in the world or as downloads in the gallery?

Answer: Most of the Sims from the trailer live in the world. We can see after the release if there are any sims that everyone feels is missing and add them to the gallery.

 

SimGuruFrost 

@EuphorialQueen: Any new skill books?

Answer: There are new skill books for the Research & Debate and Robots skills.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Jason Sterling: Can Sims take any classes and/or earn a degree online in any fashion? Thanks!

Answer: Sims can take skill classes at university classroom buildings or earn a degree slowly by only taking a single class a term while staying at home, but there is no strictly online-only version of getting a degree.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Vane: Are dorm roomies basic random NPCs, or is there a chance of real characters who are super annoying or fun?

Answer: All Roommates (both uni roomies and residential roomies) have special personality quirks. Some are very annoying; others are super helpful!

 

SimGuruFrost

@Iron Seagull: What new radio stations are there?

Answer: We’ve adjusted the Hip Hop station that was first introduced in Get Famous so that it’s now available to all players in the base game. Any tracks from Get Famous remain exclusive to that pack, while we’ve added a number of new Hip Hop tracks. There aren’t any new stations that are exclusive to Discover University.

@Cinderellimouse: Can kids play soccer?

Answer: Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, and Elders can juggle the soccer ball by themselves, or kick it around with other Sims. Only Sims who are Young Adult or older, and are enrolled in University as students, are allowed to participate in the Soccer after-school activity.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Jason Sterling: Is there any gameplay for teens to get them ready for University? I’m assuming aside from applying for grants and student loans- lol!

@ziistel: How can teens prepare for university?

Answer: Teens can prepare for university by increasing their Skills and applying for scholarships. Teens can also apply to university a bit early, allowing them to enroll right when they age up to YA and become eligible to.

 

SimGuruRad

@Iron Seagull: Any new TV channels?

Answer: No

@Iron Seagull: Is the pillow fight interaction returning?

Answer: No

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Are there new traits like technophobe or anti-robot?

Answer: No

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Are there any new hidden neighborhoods?

Answer: No

@Vane: How does the cafeteria bar work? Like market stalls? Can our sims work there for extra cash? What foods does it serve? Are there specific meal times? Are the prices student-friendly?

Answer: The Cafeteria Station is located on each University in the respective Student Commons. While on these lots or University Housing students will be able to eat for free. The station will only be open at certain times of the day, so pay attention to not miss dinner. The station can also be placed on a home lot like a market stall and be staffed for any other lots. There are a variety of meals that are on a set schedule while at University, but when placed on other lots you will be able to choose the menu for a small price.

 

SimGuruSteph

Are there new skills?

Answer: Yes, Robotics Skill and Research and Debate skill

 

SimGuruFrost

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Can you do odd jobs or part-time jobs to pay your way through university?

Answer: Paying for university is done as a lump sum in the beginning (either through household funds or by taking out a loan.) If you choose to take out a loan, you will not have payments due until after you are no longer enrolled. If you’d like to get a jump start on paying off the loan, you may while in university, and you can attend while doing odd jobs or part-time jobs. It’s all about managing your time.

 

SimGuruRad

@Vane: Are multi-story columns returning? Pack or patch? Only new columns, or retroactively applied to all columns? Is this what caused the column bug recently? (Scrutinizes all future bugs to see what Gurus are messing with)

Answer: There are Multi-Story columns coming out in the patch before the pack. We have tried to give as much flexibility with old columns as possible, but some will be restricted due to textures and shapes.

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Those high columns in the trailer, patch or EP?

Answer: Multi-Story Columns are coming in the patch with the EP.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Rynn: Follow up question: If you woohoo with a robot in the shower, would the robot die of woohoo or water

Answer: Water

 

SimGuruRad

@SpringSims: How will we be able to place elevators?

Answer: You will be able to place Elevators the same way they work in City Living. They will only be available on Penthouse Lots, but you will also be able to mix and match with City Living objects.

 

SimGuruGraham

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): “Research and Debate” is a single skill, not two separate skills.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Cinderellimouse: How does this work with rotational play?  I want to age up all my teens at once and sent them together.  Can I have a group of my own Sims living together at once?  What happens if I switch households mid-semester?  Will my played Sims continue to progress or will time ‘freeze’ for them?

Will freeze the aging of Sims while they are in college?

Answer: Time progresses like normal while a Sim is in college. A player can choose to manually turn off aging in the menu with options that are already released in-game.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Vane: Can we have Roommates outside of University? Have household funds been updated to work with separate households etc?

Answer: Yes, your Sims can place an ad for Roommates if they are living on a residential lot. Roommates give your Sims household rent just in time to help with the bills.

 

SimGuruFrost

@molly || storylegacysims: Is there a limit to the amount of debt you can accrue with loans?

Answer: Loans are only accrued through student debt at this time. There is no reasonable limit, but the amount you get will depend on how many classes you take and the type of housing you selected. Loans are saved per Sim, though the funds come out of the household funds when paying.

 

SimGuruSteph

Can you choose which roommates you want or are they all NPCs?

Answer: Roommates are randomly generated in Uni Housing. Players can pick who their Sims Roommates are if they go through the Ad placement flow.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Engram Pixels: Could you please tell us more about scholarships? What are some of the requirements? (eg merit-based, Orphan Fund, Alien Abduction Reparation Fund, etc)..

Answer: There are several different types of scholarships: those your Sim gets for just being a strong applicant and those that they need to apply to before enrolling to get a chance to win them. These latter scholarships will be awarded based on things like household funds/lot value (households with less money will be able to apply and more likely to win), particular skills (a sports scholarship will care about fitness skill, for example), and even where a Sim lives (Sims living in Willow Creek have a chance to win the Willow Creek Grant). A number of these scholarships are only available to Teen and Young Adult Sims.

 

SimGuruSteph

@ChrissieYT: About roommates, will they be NPC’s that do their own thing, or will we have to control them? Also, how many roommates can your sim have if they’re living in a dorm? If for example, I’m playing with 3 sims together in one dorm, will the game only generate 5 roommates for them (so that there’s only 8 Sims on the lot)?

Answer: Roommates are NPCs. Players will not be able to control them. The limit for roommates is 10 Sims per household. Example: if you have 2 playable Sims in your household, the game will allow you to have 8 Roommates as long as there are enough beds available for everyone.  The limit is the same for dorms and residential lots. If you are playing 3 Sims together in one dorm, the game will generate up to 7 NPC Roommates.

 

SimGuruRad

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): There is some concern about the size of the brow/nose piercings being too big. Are there different sizes?

Answer: All the new piercings are the same size, but we will keep this feedback in mind if we revisit these items.

 

SimGuruSteph

@Laireen [Gallery]: Will we be able to have roommates in the same fashion, even with non-Uni goers in non-Uni worlds?

Answer: Yes.

 

SimGuruRad

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Can you live off-campus in another world? Like Willow creek and commute?

Answer: You can live anywhere and still attend University.

 

SimGuruFrost

@CJSimmie: Are the new careers rabbit holes or active?

Answer:  Rabbitholes

 

SimGuruRad

@Iron Seagull: What’s the inspiration behind the design of the new world? Cultural influences?

Answer: Britechester is inspired by the UK and Europe.

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Is there a swimming area in the new world?

Answer: There are open street swimming areas in all three neighborhoods.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Does Sims life continue for non-played sims in a household while a sim is on uni?

Answer: If you split your household for a Sim to live on campus or away while attending university, they will behave like two different households (because they are.) If you remain in the same household as your original family, they will all still be playable like a single household is.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Cinderellimouse: What I mean is, if I switched households would that original Sim’s Uni progress freeze?  Or would they graduate while they are inactive?

Answer: There is some amount of progression that occurs for Sims already enrolled in university that are rotated away from. Unplayed Sims will finish their term and re-enroll, eventually graduating. Played Sims will finish their term but wait to re-enroll until the player rotates back to them. All Sims progressing in this way will earn an “average” grade while doing so.

 

SimGuruFrost

@molly || storylegacysims: Are there new aspirations/traits/reward traits, and if yes – how many?

Answer: The Academic aspiration has been added. It revolves around attending University and landing a career after.

 

SimGuruSteph

@Kympulse: Can all ages live in the new world or is it teens or young adult and up?

All ages can live on lots that are not part of University on campus housing.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Will the secret society robes be in CAS or will they unlock?

Answer: The secret society robes (3 variants) are unlocked at the 3 different levels of the secret society organization

 

SimGuruRad

Answer: @Laireen [Gallery]: Swimming area as in an area you can swim that is in the world, not on a lot. (Similar to oceans)

@MeaganJo: Is there a gym for students to visit?

Answer: There is no premade gym created by us, but you are welcome to change the lots to include a gym or gym equipment as you see fit.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@MeaganJo: Upon looking at real-life dorms I found that a lot of dorms had commons in the same building with full kitchens. Are we able to have full kitchens in dorms?

Answer: While fridges, mini-fridges, microwaves, and other visual kitchen items may be used in university housing, stoves, grills, and other fire hazards are disallowed, meaning that no lot zoned as university housing can have a true full kitchen.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Annabel [Platinum Simmers]: Are debate club and Robotics club exclusive to their respective universities?

Answer: The Debate Guild (Debate) belongs to the University of Britechester and the Bot Savants (Robotics) belongs to the Foxbury Institute. They are both University Organizations, which is different from the Get Together Club system.

@TheTidesChanging How do you choose your dorm once on the lot? Do you claim a room or bed?

Answer: Claim a bed

 

SimGuruSteph

@Laireen [Gallery]: what do you mean by swimming area?

Answer: There are some designated area that Sims can go swimming in.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Jason Sterling: Sports Teams: Are there just two/ What can they do game and competing wise/ Can we create our own? Thanks- again. 🙂 EDIT: If we can make our own teams can we create Basketball Teams using CL?

Answer: Each University has its own Soccer team and their own E-Sports teams. As a student, you can join either of your school’s sports teams. They’ll practice on weekdays, and home & away rabbithole matches take place each week on Friday & Saturday, at each University’s arena. The two universities always compete against each other; there aren’t additional teams or player-created teams to play for/against.

 

SimGuruFrost

@MeaganJo: Is there a commons area within the dorms or elsewhere on campus? If there is one provided on campus are we able to redesign it?

Answer: Each University has its own Student Commons venue, with unique behavior and events that take place on each one depending if it’s the Foxbury Commons or the Britechester Commons. You’re welcome to build on those lots and customize them, or create your own commons venue on a different lot entirely.

 

SimGuruSteph

@TheTidesChanging: How do you choose your dorm once on the lot? Do you claim a room or bed?

Answer: When you enroll in university you choose your housing options from there based on which college you are going to. You can choose to live in Uni housing, at home or off-campus housing.

 

SimGuruRad

@Kympulse: Can you have multiple sims in a household that attend to two different schools at the same time?

Answer: Yes, you can live at home together and go to the two separate Universities, but University Housing is restricted to one University at a time, so you will not be able to live in University Housing and go to two separate Universities.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Cinderellimouse Can kids play ping pong?

Answer: No

 

GrimSuruDoi

@MeaganJo: Is it best to raise a child, birth to a young adult, preparing them for college or can you just make a Sim with no skills and throw them into college?

Answer: Playing a Sim through childhood and teenage years will certainly give you more time to raise their skills, which will help them win scholarships and be accepted into more distinguished degrees, but a YA Sim straight out of class will certainly be able to still attend (and, if played well, thrive) at university.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Kympulse: Can you live in the new world without going to school?

Answer: Yes you can live in either of the two campus neighborhoods or the college town neighborhood. The lots in the campus neighborhoods are currently set up for either Student Commons or University Housing lot types so you will need to change the lot type if you wish to use it for any other purpose.

 

SimGuruRad

@WhiskurMew/SanMyshun0: Not sure if this was also asked, but, are dorms gonna be like apartments where the walls that lead to exterior can’t be edited but interior ones can?

Answer: While Sims live in University Housing you will not be able to enter Build Buy on those lots. After sims have moved out, if there are no more household sims you will be able to change the lot again. However, if you use the bb.enablefreebuild cheat you will be able to enter Build Buy if you really want to change something.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Does the robot suit have any gameplay?

Answer: There are many tech wearables (Robo-Arm, ExoMech Suit, etc) that Sims can craft at the Robotics workstation. They all have special in-game functionality. Example: The Robo-Arm shortens crafting time and the ExoMech suit and helmet help your Sims gain certain skills faster and allow them to enable a hover mode walk style.

 

SimGuruFrost

@WhiskurMew/SanMyshun0: Question (not sure if it was asked yet): Do your sims age when they return like they did in prior games?

Answer: Sims age normally while attending university. Also, YA, Adult, and Elder Sims can attend University. Not just YA.

@Simfan923 : So if terms are a week by week basis how long does it take to graduate

Answer: It takes 12 credits to graduate with a degree. You can take 1-4 credits (classes) per term. We expect the average degree to take 4 weeks (3 credits/term) though you can rush it or slow it down if you like!

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Laireen [Gallery]:  no full kitchen – not even with cheats?

Answer: NOT EVEN WITH CHEATS. The university board didn’t approve fire code cheats. In seriousness, though, you can live at home with a full kitchen and go to university and advertise for roommates, or you can place down a cafeteria station when building your dorm. So there should still be ways to tell the story of living in pseudo-university-housing with a kitchen, but just not the official lot type.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): How many Sims can play Football together?

Answer: Two sims may pass a soccer ball between each other at a time. They may also juggle the ball solo.

 @Nikkamore: Can professors get fired?

Answer: University NPC Professors cannot get fired. Players involved in the Education Career, who have selected the Professor branch can become fired like with any career.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Is ‘University Housing’ a useable lot trait or specific to the two penthouse buildings?

Answer: You can have a University Housing lot on any lot in any world.

 

SimGuruRad

@Laireen [Gallery]: Are the lot traits for University Housing locked for the particular lots they are on now (the penthouses), or can we change them to residentials?

Answer: University Housing is a Venue type so you can make almost any lot University Housing. All of the University Housing that we have shipped with the game can be changed into residentials or other venue types. If a household is living in University Housing you will have to evict them before you can enter Build Buy to change the lot type.

 

GrimSuruDoi

(it’s a lot type, not a trait)

 

SimGuruFrost

@Vane: Are loans available to non-students? Is the repo man returning as an unpaid loans bailiff?

Answer: The loans we added in this pack are “Student Loans.” At this time, you can only get them through the University flow. The Repo Person will collect on unpaid loans after a few warnings by taking an object, similarly to how they behaved in the past.

 

SimGuruSteph

@lisabeesims: I am assuming that if my Simmies live in off-campus housing they can still get a roommate thru the roomie procurement process .. is that correct?

Answer: If your Sim lives in Uni Housing they will get roommates. If they own their house and want to get a roommate you can do so through an ad.

 

SimGuruRad

@Laireen [Gallery]: so, just checking that I got it right – You can’t live in Britechester Uni housing and attend the Foxbury Institute classes?

Answer: Correct.  You can make Foxbury University Housing in the Britechester neighborhood, but you will have to pick whether the Housing is allocated for University of Britechester or for Foxbury Institute.

 

SimGuruYeet

@lisabeesims: Will the YA age normally when in Uni?

Answer: Yes

@MeaganJo: If we extend our Sims lives will University be longer?

Answer: No the university term lengths do not change

 

SimGuruFrost

@Laireen [Gallery]: But does the Repo Person only come to collect the Uni loans… or will they also appear when you don’t pay your regular household bills?

Answer: At this time, the Repo Person will only come to collect on Student Loans. Regular Household bills behave as they always have.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Kympulse: Can sims end up with a degree when you create a sim with the story mode in CAS?

Answer: No, going through CAS story choices won’t give your Sim a degree.

 

SimGuruJill

@Vane: With the figure painting group in the trailer there is a sim model. Is posing for paintings making a return (paint from reference) or is it just a new set painting category?

Answer: Figure Painting is a new painting category available in the pack. There is also an Art Society Figure Painting Organization event that leverages an NPC Painting Model and the new Figure Painting category.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Kympulse: Can kids play soccer too?

Answer: Children and older can juggle the soccer ball by themselves, or kick the soccer ball around with another Sim. To join the Soccer team (a new after-school activity), Sims must be Young Adult or older, and enrolled in University.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman) – Are there special interactions between members of the sports/esports teams and their rivals? Can you goad to them about the latest win?

Answer: As a student, you can hang banners on your university’s arena in support of your team, or you can visit the other university’s arena and prank it by hanging your team’s banners on their building.

 

SimGuruSteph

@Ashaife : Can you be a teacher at the college?

Answer: No. Professors at the college are premade NPCs. Once they die, a new sim will be created for the role. If you move them in or marry them, they become regular Sims and a new professor will replace them. You can however, join the Education Career and choose the professor path. While you won’t actively play at the university campus, you can be a professor in the work from home/rabbit hole career.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Kympulse:  When you graduate, are there (new) carreers that perfectly follow up with what you’ve studied?

Answer: We did add three new careers: Engineering, Education, and Law that will work nicely with some of our degrees. However, our old careers also align nicely with what you choose to major in. We accounted for all careers.

 

SimGuruRad

@Rosana (SNW / SimsNetwork): I’m not sure if it’s been asked or answered yet, but: Can we create/build university housing lot types in other worlds?

Answer: Yes, you can create University Housing in other worlds.

 

SimGuruSteph

@Simnels: Are vending machines returning?

Answer: This pack does not have a new vending machine but it does have a mini-fridge you can purchase at the kiosk on campus. You can also put a microwave on top. Other food options are food stalls around campus and student commons. Sometimes your roommate may bring food home too. Free food why not.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Iron Seagull: Any new recipes?

Answer: There are a few new quick meals on the mini-fridge (instant noodles, pizza rolls, breakfast burrito) and we even added a few new delivery pizzas! There are plenty of other new foods to order at the food stalls you’ll find on campus.

 

SimGuruSteph

@Simarchy: Do mini-fridges serve as full functioning fridges or act as coolers do?

Answer: Mini fridges will have quick meals like cereal, instant noodles, pizza rolls, and burritos. There are also canned drinks you can get.

 

SimGuruYeet

@Kympulse: What kind of weather can we expect in the new world?

Answer: The weather is based after UK weather; it will have a large amount of overcast and rain BUT we made sure it will not rain all the time. When it does rain it will be in short bursts with a goal of making it feel somewhat accurate but not be too obnoxious

 

SimGuruRad

@Laireen [Gallery]: Do mini-fridges slide into counters?

Answer: No

@Rosana (SNW / SimsNetwork): Speaking of the new mini-fridge. I’ve seen it standalone with a microwave on top, but can we also place it underneath counters?

Answer: No they do not go under counters

 

SimGuruYeet

The rain thing was a very specifically tuned thing per your guy’s feedback

 

SimGuruRad

@Laireen [Gallery]: Does the mini-fridge come in plain white with no stickers on?

Answer: There are other options for color, there are two different models with a variety of color options.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Simarchy: Do mini-fridges serve as full functioning fridges or act as coolers do?

Answer: To add on: Mini-fridges do work like fully functioning fridges on normal residential lots. All fridges, while in university housing, have additional rules that make them less functional, mainly due to the cooking/full kitchen restrictions.

 

SimGuruRad

@ChrissieYT : Can you only place microwaves on top of mini-fridges, or can you place other things there too, like coffee makers, etc?

Answer: You can place Microwaves or Coffee Makers, as well as some decorations.

 

SimGuruJill

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

Answer: Lobster Larry

 

SimGuruSteph

@TheTidesChanging: This may have been answered already, but are the two Universities separate worlds or different neighborhoods in the same world?

Answer: The new neighborhoods in Britechester with DU are Foxbury Institute, Britechester University and Gibbs Hill (Town area).

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Will the repo man keep collecting items and deduct their value from your debt or is it a one-time visit to take something expensive?

Answer: You have a minimum payment that is due, which scales depending on the total amount of debt you owe. When the repo person comes, they will take an object that most closely reflects the price of the minimum payment due. After that, the cycle will refresh. If you don’t make your payments, you’ll be warned, and if you don’t pay, they’ll come back. Dun. Dun. Dun.

 

SimGuruYeet

@Iron Seagull: Is there anything in the open street that rotates out depending on the current season? i.e skating rinks, food stalls etc

Answer: There are seasonal objects in each of the neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has different things

 

SimGuruJill

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): @SimGuruJill Do you get to determine the NPC Painting Model’s outfit? :smiling_imp:

Answer: We certainly explored that possibility, but went with a form-fitting neutral garment instead to align with the ambiguous figure study visuals of the painting output.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@ziistel:  If at first our sim only qualified for a degree but now hopes to get a distinguished degree. How would that work?

Answer: Sims may re-apply to the universities some short time after their first application. Re-applying with better skills may admit your Sim into the distinguished degree and your Sim can change schools (though they’ll lose some credits). After a Sim has finished and has graduated with a degree, they can’t go back and get that same subject’s degree (or the other version), though.

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

Answer: For me, it was both balancing the academic rigor of university to provide a good challenge and also writing 312 class names and descriptions.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Cinderellimouse: Will there be cheats so we can give existing Sims (like premades) degrees?

Answer: Completed degrees are stored as traits, and should be cheatable in the same way as other reward traits.

 

SimGuruFrost

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

Answer: I don’t have to go because I am a toddler MWUHAHAHAHA

 

SimGuruYeet

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

Answer: For me, I like the quirkier things like odd robotics interactions, secret soci—- nvm, and the mascots. Team Larry

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Jennisloud: is there any odd jobs specific to uni, I know one of the colleges in my area allow students to work on campus / or be art subjects for quick cash

Answer: We didn’t add any additional odd jobs for University. You can, however, do our old odd jobs while at University. You can do any of our careers so long as your sim is up to managing their time—just like a real student!

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Can your Sim sign up for a football team and go to games?

Answer: There is an after school activity for Soccer. During the week you attend practices and on the weekend there are games you can attend (rabbithole). You may also purchase tickets to weekend games (eSports or Soccer) and attend as a fan.

@Spookmunmun: Will sims have Ubrit and Foxbury specific interactions after they finish their degrees – Will the uni rivalries and friendships etc. be carried over to the real world post uni ?

Answer: Alumni of a university can continue any relationships they’ve forged while at school. They can also show their alumni pride by trying to start up a round of their school’s cheer.

 

GrimSuruDoi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

SimGuruMorgan (who isn’t here right now, but answered on our end): CAS! It’s beauteous. And piercings are exciting to me. AND roommates! I’ve had a lot of fun with them, and I think they add a lot of gameplay possibilities even outside of university play.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): Can your Sims play football competitively or is it just dribbling?

Answer: Sims can practice juggling a soccer ball by themselves, or kick it back and forth with another Sim. Sims who are enrolled as a student at either university can join their school’s soccer team. Team members will practice on weekdays, and then compete in Home & Away rabbithole matches at each university’s arena on Fridays and Saturdays each week. Decisions you can make during a soccer game will influence which team wins.

 

SimGuruLakshmi

@Kit (KitOnlyHuman): What was your favorite part of the Discover University pack as gurus?

Answer: Hearing people exchange different stories about their Sim’s experience at university. e.g. roommates they loved or hated. Getting straight As or struggling to keep their job and pass 2 classes.

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TY Gurus!  This was very informative and we look forward to the release of Discover University!

Be watching for my early peek at CAS & BB, followed by a giveaways blog .. I will be giving away 2 codes.

Let’s all go get ready for school!

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  1. > @Rynn: Follow up question: If you woohoo with a robot in the shower, would the robot die of woohoo or water

    I don’t know Rynn, but I love them now.

    I’m also sitting here chuckling to myself about the possibilities for jokes around the Research & Debate skill and the Academic aspiration. Is someone going to have to mod a realistic post-grad Academic aspiration featuring a ‘Write Grants’ computer interaction that does nothing? Almost certainly.

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