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The Sims Wiki News
Week of November 15, 2015
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...time to move on! Let's kick off this week's edition with...
Get Together introduces two new skills for your Sims to master: DJ, and Dancing. This isn't anything new to the series, of course...
Both of these skills should be self-explanatory. DJ is useful for raising the roof via a DJ booth, while Dancing sets the dance floor on fire... and makes your Sim friends totally jealous of you.
The Sims 3 Launcher Update
EA has released an update for The Sims 3's Launcher, which will include the new Expansion and Stuff Pack Manager. This update is only for registered Origin users, and for Windows PC users, not Macs. See here for more installation details.
Users are reporting unusual glitches with TheSims3.com; a notable one is the website "redeeming" SimPoints due to it re-registering games. Most users, however, are reporting that they simply can't log in, or that the glitch isn't appearing for them.
As you may notice, there is no caption contest attached to the end of this week's blog post. Due to a discussion, the "Caption This!" weekly caption contest has been spun-off into its own bi-weekly feature. The contest itself will no longer be held using comments on a blog post, and each entry/voting period will last two weeks instead of one, but otherwise the contest itself is the same as before. Be sure and check it out, submit a caption for the new image, and vote for a caption for last week's image. The current submission and voting period lasts until November 14, 2015.
Focus article of the week
A Focus Article is an article that shows promise for high quality, but that is in significant need of improvement first. Each week, a new article will be the Focus Article. The following week, we'll recognize the different users that made improvements to the article.
This week's article is Playground. As far as articles go, this one is fairly young and all, but a dog could put on more meat than this article could put on content to hide its bony skeleton. A list of pre-made playgrounds from The Sims 3 would be desirable. Of course, you can't just slap content on top and ignore the stuff from previous games. Be sure to create a new layout as well!
Be sure to let us know of any articles you've seen on the wiki that look like a good pick for future Focus Articles! This is still an experimental feature, so don't hesitate to leave us feedback as well!