The Sims 3

Live Broadcast – July 30th Recap

Here is a recap of today’s live broadcast, we saw two venues, the world, hoverboards and Create a bot.

Import shop – Mall of Tomorrow

This shop has pedestals where you can buy items from the future, like hoverboards.


Gives new advanced technology skill that helps sims fly better on the hoverboard as they progress in the skill.  Sims learn this skill faster in the future world than in the home world.

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Mannequins are items like pedestals where you can browse and buy futuristic clothing from, create a custom outfit or go straight to CAS.

OfB element in this expansion pack? Wonder if we can own our own store!

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Nuts and Bolts bot emporium

At this venue you can buy Plumbots, parts for the Pumbots and work on your bot building skill.

Create a Bot


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Can adjust these parts:


  • Basics (including gender)
  • Head
  • Body
  • Arms
  • Legs

Building a plumbot costs 250 simoleons and joins the family. Building a plumbot is one part to this skill, you can also build trait chips that adjust the traits of your bot. Like give the robonanny trait so it babysits your kids!

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There is also a quality aspect to the bots.  The higher the quality of the bot the longer the bot will be able to operate before needing maintenance or a battery charge.

Here is a list of the chip options currently shown (descriptions are guessed by us):

Skill level Schematic Components Description
3 HandiBot Can probably repair objects around the house
3 Fear of Humans Gets scared by Sims?
3 Competent Cleaner Can probably clean around your house
3 Steel Chef Can probably make food (how well?)
4 Sense of Humor Probably gives the fun need bar
4 RoboNanny Babysit the toddlers/children
4 Many Moods Can influence your Sims’ moods
4 A.I. Angler Can fish?
4 Robotany Gardner Can garden?
5 Sinister Circuits Evil trait?
5 Silicon Smiles no idea…
6 Simulated Emotions Allows the social and emotions needs
6 Musical Machine Allows the bot to make music?
6 Limitless Learning Can learn (all?) skills
7 Capacity to Love Allows limited love
7 Solar Powered Can charge itself when out in the Sun (what happens on a rainy day?)
8 Holo Projector Like a walking TV?
8 Efficient Energy depletes slower?
8 Office Drone In a regular world I would say it does your taxes, but this is the sims… business career?



We saw the main part of town with really futuristic looking buildings, a lot of glass in the buildings and greenery.

Then in the distance is the wasteland that we will hear more about in the future.

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Here is the youtube video where you can rewatch the broadcast!

Pictures by @Sim_Cookie

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