$16,500 simoleans and starter houses....

Why oh why did EA have the bright idea to make it even harder to start out in Sims 3?? Since when did inflation go down?? (ok, forget the global financial crisis... when else... lol).

I've been hating EA starter lots since I got the sims3 I mean just because my simmies are poor, doesn't mean they have to live in a place style left behind right?.... Wrong!... It seems we now only have 16,500 measly little simoleans to buy our first house with and it's driving me mad!... Try building anything worth living in for 16,500, I mean first of all, unless you want to live in that horrible new estate up the hill in Sunset Valley, a block of land is going to set you back about $2,700... forget foundations... I know they say they're only worth 4 dollars a square but... I've been keeping a close watch on the simoleans and the black market in my game is setting me back $44 a square!!... WTH?? Even the cheapest kitchen with no overhead cupboards, diswasher or trash compactor, island will set you back about $1600. Floorcoverings and paint have had a price hike with the cheapest being $4 a square instead of the good old sims 2 day's when a decent carpet would only set you back $1! The most basic of human rights in any civilised society.. a toilet!... will cost you a cool $270. Want a shower?... Well, be prepared to ante up $425 smack-a-roos! Ridiculous!

I guess my plan to revamp starter housing has failed miserably.... but I'll keep trying... I guess it's back to the drawing board for me! :)

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#1fredbrennyApr 28, 2010

\:DJust like flip that EA house, this is a very tempting challenge! I might try it just for the fun of it! You can do it! hahaha! \:rah\:

#2PenelopeTApr 28, 2010

Great blog posting! This is why I always have to use the 'free real estate' cheat when moving my Simmies in to a home. It is so hard to make a starter that truly does come in at a starter price. \:D

#3MangioApr 29, 2010

\:D im sure you might get someway to cheat and make it look fabolous... i wonder how'd people made starter house look amazing. 16500 is not enough for anybody :P

#4samusa06Apr 29, 2010

Fred you should totally try it... and then upload the results!.... I need better starter homes!! :P

#5littleb920May 1, 2010

Yes I agree starter homes are hard to make but what I learned with them is to buy the most basic items and just vamp it up with the patterns that are available because to change patterns are free!!

#6simsjeanieMay 5, 2010

I'm now trying to build a real starter for one person more than once - and failed and failed and failed! It's so discouraging! But I don't give up - right now I'm building just a hut, but with a garden. Btw - did you know that the fruit and vegetables raise the cost of the lot? \:eek\: I do want to start without cheating - it may be crazy, but that's me. So the sims have to start with a tiny house but a well stuffed garden. So they can earn money the moment they move in ... Maybe some time I'll be more successful ...

#7samusa06May 8, 2010

Simsjeanie, I had no idea planted fruit and vegetables upped the lot value... how rude!... so much for getting away with cheap landscaping that way... lol
Geez, EA sure are making it hard for us to start out without cheating...  \;\)

#8JCIssetteJul 30, 2010

I am a total failure when it comes to starter homes. I admire anyone who can build a decent looking lot for that price. LOL\:D

#9ehn 1202Oct 21, 2010

well just use the testingcheatsenabled true cheat then put in buy debug and all the stuff in that category is free!!!!!!! even time machines and all the vegetables!!!!!!\:cool\:

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