EP 10 Snowy Escape will be released Nov 13th to all platforms; PC, Mac, Steam, PS & Xbox
The information contained in this blog was provided by and made possible by EA Game changers.
Thank you so very much for this opportunity to have early access and to preview EP10.
Again, I am both grateful and humbled to have been a part of such a talented group of creators that EA assembled to provide this early peek!
I was very excited to be invited to participate in a special livestream about this pack. My attempt here is to relate some of the info we obtained from the dev team in that livestream to you.
This is part 2.
Part 1 can be found here … SimGuru Graham & his Dev Team Spill the Tea on Snowy Escape (Part 1)
In each blog release you will have the opportunity to enter a giveaway one time for 3 snowy codes to be given on the 14th of Nov.
YES you can enter one time on every blog. (If you missed entering on blog 1 .. it is not too late … go do it.)
Details at the end of the blog.
One of the things that we were not allowed to do during the Livestream was capture any footage or screenshots. So to help me show you some of these wonderful features I enlisted the help of Bob n (Snowy) Bee.
For those who read my blog regularly, yes, they are just as goofy here as they are in any other place.
And for those that are new .. that is NOT Eliza! That hussy lost him a long time ago and Bee is going to make sure she NEVER gets him back!
Since I had a good amount of feedback that wished to see snow sports, I am going to veer off from the Livestream script here for a tiny bit.
Let’s hop on and ride the gondola to the top.
I will get started on what was, quite honestly, one of my fav parts of the preview experience.
Winter sports! Sledding, skiing, snowboarding and climbing.
If you all indulge me, I will do less talking and more showing this episode. BUT if you have questions please ask!
One of the most important things you can do before you hit the slopes, take a hike, or decide to attempt the mountain climb is to check the info board. They are great sources of information. you can find them in various locations throughout Mt Komorebi.
There are two new weather conditions (without seasons).
At this time, they only occur in Yukimatsu.
Thunder snowstorm (blizzard).
You can get hit by lightning
A little rough going there for Bee
It is dangerous because it can cause injuries which compound and can lead to death from a mishap.
A little 411 here .. found this in MCCC already .. so we have had it in game (Seasons?) for a bit … will this mean that we will have it in all worlds that get snow?
Headed to the bunny slopes …
There are 3 activities to choose from:
I HAD to make a Baby Bee for this one.
It is just too too cute!
Well that did not go so well!
But she is her mama’s girl!
Adults have fun with it too!
Another one that does not look like it will end well!
Hurry little Yamachan this thing has no brakes.
A little first person action – Bob N Bee sledding on the bunny hill.
Bee started off raggedy on the bunny slopes
but it was not long before she was zipping down the intermediate slopes like a boss.
Soon it was nothing but big air for her!
Gave her great moodlets!
Bob was not as crazy about the skiing.
Bob on skis – first person!
He was happy to land it!
Bee took a couple runs but walked away from it.
Bob stuck it out!
He suffered self doubt (he kept getting a poor performance moodlet and questioned what he was doing wrong).
Not to worry tho .. despite the bad day on the slopes, Bob (who is quite sentimental) is still having a grand time!
A few talking points that I can remember from the livestream are:
At a certain level of snowboarding you can record a snowboarding video.
You can gain money and fame from it.
There is such a thing as snow bros .. I have NO idea what it is but it is real.
Clothing rewards and customizable boards (I think this is for Skiing too).
Greater intensity = tricks = greater chance of failure or injury = faster skill gain. Now you know why Bob fell down so much LOL.
You can be employed as a ski instructor.
You get sore feet from using rental equipment (so buy your own <3).
I really loved this skill and the mountain climb event!
First of all yes, it DOES cross over with Fitness pack. You can gain skill on that climbing wall.
Climbing gives us a new death .. fall to death.
Climbing is esp risky if you are injured.
To begin you purchase climbing gear thru a computer.
You have to put it on (from your inventory) and take it off .. or you will end up in strange places with your gear on.
The beginning rock wall is in Yukimatsu near the bunny slopes.
It is slow going at first!
(a little sidetrack here) not sure if it is the sentiments BUT I love how they interact when they walk together (not all the time but enough to get some good shots for your story.)
It is so cute ..
Soon you can move on to other lovely climbing spots!
Once they have increased their skill, they are ready to go climb Mt Komorebi.
It is a social event booked on your phone!
Although most of the time there was supportive gear left behind to help but I found a tent was a wise thing to purchase ahead of time.
Also be sure to bring food with you. packing lunches ahead, fresh produce and healthy protein bars (you can make at home – I did not because I didn’t get that far.
I will remind you fruitcake never spoils – disgusting perhaps but it staves off those hunger pangs!
The weather can change drastically on the way up.
Climbing becomes perilous in blizzard conditions. Sometimes it will abate if you wait it out but more often I found I had to risk it.
I am lucky I did not encounter any wildlife in my mountain ascents.
At the top they set up base camp.
It is so romantic with the sunsetting on one side and the moon rising on the other.
Well, you have to do something to pass the time and stay warm.
They woke to see the sunrise.
Wet their pants and went home.
This is such a strange game!
I have to confess that one of the multiple times I went up was just for one reason!
Tricky Gurus .. I spent HOW long looking for a way into that cave!
Cave woohoo (The bats crack me up).
There are other rabbit hole things you can do to explore the cave too.
Giveaway entry details:
This entry information is for 3 EP10 Snowy Escape game codes.
The contest closes Midnight (PST) 13 November 2020 and the winner announced 14 November 2020 on twitter and FB (individuals will be contacted in the same way they submitted the answer).
You can enter one time on every blog. There will be at least 3 to 4 chances to enter to win.
TO ENTER ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION (answer can be found in today’s blog):
Where do you find the beginner’s climbing rock wall?
This is open to both PC and console – so please indicate which type of code you are entering for in your answer (please even if you have given it to me on a prior entry – they may be far apart on the spread sheet).
DO NOT post your answer here or in a public forum like Twitter, FaceBook, Tumblr or Instagram. It will not count for entry.
Question is subject to change.
You can send me the answer (and enter) in one of 3 ways …
On FB Messenger
On Twitter DM
GL to all of you.
Mountain scenery as promised ❤
I recorded a little bit on the summit for you to get a feel of it in “motion.” I am not so great with filming yet! So sorry about the quality.
Next watch for Build/Buy & CAS overview