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The Sims 3 University Life guide, part 2: general content

University Life, the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3, has just landed within the last few days, and there’s not much in the way of comprehensive guides out there. I’ve already posted Part 1 of this guide, covering the process of preparing for, enrolling at, and attending University; this part discusses the other new content in University Life, including social groups, new careers, new skills, new traits, new lifetime goals and rewards, and more.

Read on for more information about University Life content...

The Sims 3 University Life guide, part 1: attending University

University Life, the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3, has just landed within the last few days, and there’s not much in the way of comprehensive guides out there. I thought I’d put together some preliminary information to help people out. This part discusses the process of preparing for, enrolling at, and attending University; the second part will discuss the other new content in University Life, including social groups, new careers, new skills, new traits, new lifetime goals and rewards, and more.

Read on for more about enroling and studying at Sims University...

Firefall frame comparison spreadsheet

For those of you playing Firefall, hopefully this will be useful. It’s a spreadsheet I compiled showing the different abilities and upgrade modules available to each Tier 1 and Tier 2 frame for all five frame types. I’ll update it as soon as Tier 3s are released, and when changes to the existing frames are made. If you spot an error in the data, please let me know!

Click here to view the Firefall Frame Comparison spreadsheet!

The Secret World’s hidden lore

In lieu of thinky content – and I do have a few thoughts I’ve been slowly baking into a post coming soon – I thought I’d post a few videos I uploaded to Youtube ten days ago.

I’ve been immersing myself in The Secret World, Funcom’s latest MMO, of late. It’s really pushing my buttons, and has quite an intricate background story hinted at both through the quests and through little snippets of story – lore objects – scattered throughout the world. These lore objects unlock explanatory information in your character’s Lore journal, slowly filling in the various stories of the people and places you’re encountering.

Most of the lore objects are in out-of-the-way locations but they’re fairly easy to find provided you’re methodical about exploring. A few in each zone, on the other hand, seem to have been placed purely to encourage people to tear their hair out in frustration.

Thus, I’ve made a few videos showing how to find these mysterious lore objects, and how to get to them once you’ve found them. These videos cover the hard-to-find and hard-to-get-to lore objects in New York, Seoul and London, the three factional hubs — all the other lore objects for these zones are (relatively) straightforward, but these were stumpers.

Read on for the video guides!