Thursday, 9 September 2010
Hello children. Today I bring you EA's lessons on custom content making or, as they call it- content.
This collection of goodies looks nice enough doesn't it? No wonky meshes or monster-making errors that I can see. Ah, but there is just one problem...
It isn't fucking fully CASTable!
Can you believe that in this day and age of Sims 3, EA would release items that aren't even completely CASTable? Well, actually you probably can...
This is taking the piss a bit though because all these items are from The Store, so people are paying money for this crap. What's more, I think the creators have a personal vendetta against me...
You know what I hate? The colour green. I fucking hate it. You know what the main unchangeable element of these items is? THE COLOUR GREEN. It's a conspiracy I tell you >: (
On this light you can change the colour of the moon but not the stars and the little fairy gal. WHY? Seriously, why? What half-arsed moron decided to work on making part of the content decent, and then just thought 'fuck it, no one will care if it isn't completed properly!'
The real shame of it all though is this gorgeous light fixture from the Haute Hip set, which I spent my hard-earned (lol) Simpoints on. It's fully castable, except for the fucking green bit!
I realise that, for most of you, the odd unchangeable part wont make much of a difference, but for me it means there's a whole load of items that I can no longer use, cause I can't make them all matchy-matchy with everything else. I'm only glad that all the store content I have is giftage, otherwise I'd be even more annoyed.
But you know what, that's not even the fucking point. What did it say on the box for The Sims 3? 'Customise Everything'.
Oh, but then we bought the game and found out that actually that wasn't true, because you couldn't CAST fences or stairs or railings or gates. Nice. Now with this store item issue it's just another example of them saying one thing and doing another, and it's nothing new I know but it doesn't make it any less irritating.
A lot of people are paying money for store items, so if they're not fully CASTable it should fucking well say so in the description.
Oh, and on another subject that's only half related- what the fuck is this all about? How can EA charge for this?! Maybe I'm just crazy, but all the towels in my house aren't made out of fucking alluminum. I guess EA must be really hot for that static shock feeling.
So yeah. If you too are hacked off by the lack of CAST I'd stay away from the Castle Interior set cause that's the main culprit :/
In other set news... I really want the BahHaus one, so much so that I've even been toying with the idea of buying Simpoints just to get it (crazy I know). Howevers, it'd cost me £14 to buy the Simpoints to get it, and it's just not worth it.
I realise you can get it from MATY, but I had a look around on there and it didn't pan out- links not working and the like. So, if any of you have a reputable source, or if you'd just like to email me a copy of the file (and Asian Fusion if poss), I'd very much appreciate it. *bats eyelashes* :)
Also, I'm leaning towards buying High End Loft Stuffs, but I'm unsure. For Sims 2 me and a friend used to just buy half of the expansion and stuff packs each and trade over, but his lack of computer leaves him Simless and me on my own :( Is HELS worth the eight English pounds it would cost me?
Thanks to all. Ta-rah!
Posted by FuryRed at 20:20