Welcome to August, everybody! There's quite a bit going on in The Sims universe and on The Sims Wiki, so let's get started!
The Sims News
New Surfing DLC. The "Surf's Up Sun & Fun Wave Station" is set to release this week. Now, I'm not saying that this content doesn't look great, but shouldn't it have been a part of The Sims 3: Island Paradise? In any case, you can check out the original forum thread here (Courtesy of BeyondSims for the original link).
Live Broadcast replay. If, like me, you missed the July 30th Live Broadcast, fear not! You can check out a video of the broadcast here.
Late 2013 theme discussion - Discussion has started on if we should remove the Island Paradise wiki theme, whether we want to return to the old wiki theme or not, and whether we want to create a new theme for late 2013.
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the shutdown of The Sims Online (later EA Land). TSO was the first attempt at moving The Sims to an online environment, and it struggled to succeed. The internet has come a long way since TSO was released, however. The big question that surrounded The Sims 4 prior to its announcement was whether it would follow in the footsteps of SimCity and force an online multiplayer component. Though Maxis chose not to take the game in that direction (largely due to SimCity's poor initial reception), it's curious to wonder whether another online Sims game would take off nowadays, and to what degree the game would be integrated with the online multiplayer aspect of TSO and others.
How would you react to a more online-focused TS4? Let us know in the comments below!