The Sims 2 University Design Team Chat Transcripts Are Live!

donderdag, december 9, 2004 - 22:10

The Sims 2 University Design Team chat transcripts are live! This chat featured Charles London, Hunter Howe, Kevin Hogan, and Thomas Vu chatting about the fun new world of The Sims 2 University.

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maxiskane (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:03 PM)
Welcome to The Sims 2 Chat! We'll be talking about The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack with The Sims 2 U Design Team! Please help me welcome Charles London, Hunter Howe, Thomas Vu, and Kevin Hogan.

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:18 PM)
Hi Everybody!

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:27 PM)

MaxisDoctorVu!! (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:27 PM)
(This user is now known as MaxisDoctorVu?)

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:30 PM)

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:04:36 PM)

fullcollapse (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:05 PM)
Will Young Adults be able to woohoo, or get pregnant?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:05 PM)
They can woohoo, but not get pregnant.

fabtep (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:08 PM)
How mature are "young adults" among the Sims? What can and what can't they do?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:08 PM)
Well, they're pretty adultlike. They can Woohoo and Get Engaged, but they can't Have Babies or Get Married. Sounds pretty good to me.

DesStarFamilySim (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:45 PM)
Will we be able to use the new university items in our regular neighborhoods?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:06:45 PM)

fabtep (Dec 9, 2004 6:07:02 PM)
Will you add new neighborhoods to the game or will there be new playable characters in the old hoods?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:07:02 PM)
There is a new college town for each of the pre-existing neighborhoods.

nickloveslamas (Dec 9, 2004 6:07:22 PM)
Will the new *young adults* look any differnt from the adults or teens?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:07:22 PM)
Yes, the will look appropriately aged given that they are in between teens and adults

pianomarie24 (Dec 9, 2004 6:08:32 PM)
Hi and thanks for chatting with us. I was wondering will Sims who don't go to college also have the new careers available to them?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:08:32 PM)
Nope, new careers will be "degree required," most likely.

Sim2ruls (Dec 9, 2004 6:08:36 PM)
So what's TS2U all about?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:08:36 PM)
You'll be able to send your Sim to college and have them do things like play in bands, cram for exams and hack their grades and even work at new kinds of jobs that happen onscreen. If you do well, your Sim can graduate with honors and unlock new careers, and even learn to control other Sims and get them to do things for your sim.

nickloveslamas (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:04 PM)
What kind of new objects will be in this expansion?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:04 PM)
There will be new career reward objects, new objects that fit in dorms, espresso bars, and other locations. Plus there will be lots of new objects that you can use in your normal homes.

sweetwata (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:17 PM)
New items added to gameplay outsisde of the University setting? Furniture, wallpaper?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:17 PM)
Yes. Pretty much everything available to college will be available at home. New wallpapers, new styles of objects, all that jazz.

Lindsay (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:52 PM)
can they get engaged to young adult townies and then marry them once they get to be adults?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:09:52 PM)

sims2lover (Dec 9, 2004 6:10:31 PM)
Will we be able to build new community lots like resteraunts and other stores?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:10:31 PM)
Yes, you'll be able to build new hangout spots like Espresso bars, music lounges and gyms where your Sim can have fun, learn the skills they need to in order to make the grade in their majors and even earn some cash by working

fullcollapse (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:11 PM)
How long will the young adult stage be, officially? Will any of the other life stages be tweaked to compensate?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:11 PM)
We still have tuning to do on this, so it's a little too early to tell.

drd671 (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:26 PM)
what do you mean do things for you? like homework and cleaning and stuff?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:26 PM)
Yes, to help your Sim save time in order to do the things they want to do.

Sim2ruls (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:43 PM)
MaxisKevin I hope that's a root beer float!

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:11:43 PM)
It's juice! Happy

iisissolro (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:08 PM)
Will sims be able to drop out of the uni early without graduating?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:08 PM)

xAmethystxSugarx (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:29 PM)
Will we be ableto create young adults in CAS?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:29 PM)

Foodiddydoodahday (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:54 PM)
Will there be new memories associated with University?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:12:54 PM)
Sure, like if they graduated with honors, or if they got expelled

linnthesim (Dec 9, 2004 6:13:14 PM)
Can adults attend university? Like continuing education?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:13:14 PM)
Only young adults can go to college

sweetwata (Dec 9, 2004 6:13:33 PM)
Can you use the instruments outside of the campus? Also can you now bring the bar down to the campus?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:13:33 PM)
Nearly all the objects that can be used in College can be used back in the home neighborhood. We want to help our community tell as many new stories as possible.

Trixie (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:17 PM)
Does this mean that new neighborhoods that we make will not have College Town? Or that they will get a College Town when creating a New Neighborhood

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:17 PM)
You can take any neighborhood and add a complimentary college neighborhood to it.

peakaboo339 (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:21 PM)
Will sim's have cell phones now?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:21 PM)
Yes! You can buy a cell phone downtown, and then have a phone wherever you want. Woo!

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:36 PM)
Could you expain a bit more about how tha classes and turtoring will work?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:36 PM)
Going to class will help Sims do better in college. Sims can get tutoring from their professors and other students.

edge (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:42 PM)
Will there actually be drinking?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:14:42 PM)
There will be juice drinking

LinzXgX (Dec 9, 2004 6:15:04 PM)
Can you text from the cell?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:15:04 PM)
Awwww yeah.

tcsrg384 (Dec 9, 2004 6:15:22 PM)
how long exactly will the "young adult" stage last? i know around double the teen stage, but do you have an exact number of days yet?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:15:22 PM)
We are still tuning this aspect of the game, stay tuned!

Luturna1313 (Dec 9, 2004 6:16:24 PM)
Will 'dorm' living situations be available for our new 'young adults' or will they commute?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:16:24 PM)
Your Sims can live in dorms as well as well as frats and rental houses

bbarboza13 (Dec 9, 2004 6:16:38 PM)
Will there be streaking and slumber parties in this EP or atleast fraternities or sorrorities?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:16:38 PM)
It wouldn't be college without streakers!

bittersweet12282 (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:13 PM)
Can the sims date their professors?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:13 PM)
Well....yes. Who knows what benefits it might have! Heh heh...

Crisbaa (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:22 PM)
What else can people who aren't really into a "college" expansion pack expect to see in the new expansion??

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:22 PM)
There will be a ton of new furniture and other objects that can be used outside of college. Plus there are a variety of new features that are not college specific.

loverboy728srec (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:41 PM)
is there any new ways to die like maybe a broken heart from being rejected or somethings how about you die from grades like if you didnt make your majours or something?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:41 PM)
We're always looking for new ways to have your Sims pass away....

QueenCamisha (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:57 PM)
Any new foods added in this ep?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:17:57 PM)
Would it be college without Ramen?

ccooleyluv (Dec 9, 2004 6:18:40 PM)
Will sims from different sim family be able to attend college at the same time and how will you choose wich sim you would control while in college town? Will it be determined by which dorm you choose?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:18:40 PM)
You can take sims from a variety of homes in your neighborhood and have them go to college at the same time. They can live together, or not, depending on your whims.

Lindsay (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:01 PM)
will sims get an extra 20,000 when they leave for college? and how much will college and dorms/frats cost?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:01 PM)
Not sure on the exact cost, but you'll probably have to start out in the dorms, and then work your way up to a low cost apartment.

dafreakysim (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:01 PM)
How will Young Adults earn money?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:01 PM)
You'll be able to actually make money at some of the new locations, like being a personal trainer at the gym, or working in the dorm cafeteria

imagineagent2000 (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:02 PM)
Will you be adding new NPCs? New food? New character interactions?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:02 PM)

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:12 PM)
Will there be new memories associated with University?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:19:12 PM)
College is a memorable experience for most Sims, so of course, yes!

pianomarie24 (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:07 PM)
How many "young adults" can you have in a dorm together.

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:07 PM)
That depends if you count the sims you can control, or the other sims that will live with them in dorms.

trervix (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:38 PM)
Who's idea was this expansion pack?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:38 PM)
Actually, it was all of your's idea...or however that's grammatically correct. We listen to our fans very very hard, and try to deliver what's most asked for the best we can. Keep asking!

MsZandiM (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:51 PM)
will we have the objects for making better community lots in our regular hoods ie gyms expressobars ect?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:51 PM)
Absolutely. Gym and espresso bar are a couple of good examples that we are supporting.

UserGREG1698 (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:56 PM)
can young adults and normal adults be able to kiss and woo hoo with each other?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:20:56 PM)
Young adults are still adults, so they will be be able to do most of the adult socials.

msgab (Dec 9, 2004 6:21:24 PM)
Will some sims have a "go to college" want when they are teens?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:21:25 PM)

gnelso3 (Dec 9, 2004 6:21:55 PM)
Will receiving a degree at the University really have an impact on their career future.

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:21:55 PM)
Going to college will certainly have an impact on their career future.

EgoBruiser (Dec 9, 2004 6:22:22 PM)
How will dorm rooms and apartments work? Will only the active apartment/room be seen, or will you be able to see the entire building?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:22:22 PM)
Your sims will be able to live in a really croded, raucous dorm with lots of other Sims you don't directly control. Lots of possibilities for hilarity and mayhem

alyssawicca (Dec 9, 2004 6:22:29 PM)
How can you get expelled in TS2U?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:22:29 PM)
By neglecting your studies and getting failing grades in consecutive semesters.

skinner (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:01 PM)
will going to college have any negative impact on some sims, such as being sad to leave home?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:01 PM)
Some sims will be homesick, sure. Some will be excited. And the Sims at home sometimes will miss the Sims who go off to school

magicteena (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:04 PM)
Will there be any new skills or jobs?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:04 PM)
There will be new jobs

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:30 PM)
This pack seems to center on the new young adult stage of life, will there be anything new for other stages of life, other than the dorm objects usable at home?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:31 PM)
Careers will be affected. New objects and socials will be littered throughout the other age spans.

xmrwatermelon (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:55 PM)
Will other age groups be tweaked because of this new young adult stage?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:23:55 PM)
You mean the age lengths? No, not really. Since the young adult action happens outside the home neighborhood, it doesn't much matter what the other age lengths are.

xmrwatermelon (Dec 9, 2004 6:24:36 PM)
Will sims have a schedule of classes in college?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:24:36 PM)
Sure, and trying to keep that schedule while doing all the other college activities is the challeneg...

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:25:14 PM)
Can our sims literally stay in college for the remainder of their lives - never leaving campus and growing old in the process.

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:25:15 PM)
Nope. If you dont get your work done there, you're kicked out!

JasmineVS23 (Dec 9, 2004 6:25:35 PM)
I read there will be Frats and Sororities... can you give us some details ?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:25:35 PM)
There will indeed be greek houses where your Sims can pledge and be made to perform tasks for the house by the other members. Then when they become memebers they can boss around the other pledges.

alyssawicca (Dec 9, 2004 6:26:49 PM)
MaxisCharles will our Young-Adult Sims be able to cheat in the exams?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:26:49 PM)
Sometimes, but it's not always a good idea of course. Getting caught is never fun....and only some Sims can do it...

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:27:19 PM)
That sounds cool. I can't wait for the new EP...will there be sororities and fraternities that sims can rush?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:27:19 PM)
There will be fraternities and sororities.

magicteena (Dec 9, 2004 6:27:55 PM)
MaxisHunter said..."Since the young adult action happens outside the home neighborhood, it doesn't much matter what the other age lengths are." .............. So does that mean that every sim you have who is a teenager has to go to college in order to get to the adult stage?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:27:55 PM)
Say you're a teen. You can go off to college, be a young adult, then come back home and be an adult...or, just not go to college and become an adult after teen.

simlemon2 (Dec 9, 2004 6:28:15 PM)
Will the proffesors be npcs?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:28:15 PM)
Professors are NPCs.

nickloveslamas (Dec 9, 2004 6:28:53 PM)
How many new shops are you guys planning to add? Maybe like a student union?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:28:53 PM)
We're still building them, so we don't have a final count, but there will be lots, including a student union.

Agent00Z3r0 (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:01 PM)
will we get a music carreer or at least get the electric guitar back?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:01 PM)
You got your guitar back!

drd671 (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:09 PM)
can you marry a professor after college?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:09 PM)

EgoBruiser (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:40 PM)
Can there be multiple universities per neighbourhood? i.e. a good school and a not-so-good school?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:40 PM)
You'll be able to add colleges to your neighborhoods and even make new ones of your own

Gee (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:47 PM)
Is there a library? If there is, can you find special books that give you any specific advantage?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:29:47 PM)
There is a library, but there are other locations you can visit to give you advantages...

adidastee10 (Dec 9, 2004 6:30:07 PM)
Cheerleaders in Uni?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:30:07 PM)
Yep! They like to run around and cheer. Go Team!

Jessica (Dec 9, 2004 6:30:53 PM)
I love you guys!!

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:30:53 PM)
We love you too!

simnutty2 (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:26 PM)
What about the pool tables...can young adults have parties? And if they can where do they have them?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:26 PM)
Lots of fun'll be able to play a game, practice new shots, and even make a little money on the side

KatrinLohrengel (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:27 PM)
can you form a band and perform in for example a bar?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:28 PM)
Why, yes indeed!

becnivon (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:47 PM)
Will they be all new interactions for all sims, or just the ones who go to college?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:47 PM)
There will be new interactions and objects for all sims, not just the ones that go to college.

starman4016 (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:48 PM)
Will there be Fountains

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:31:48 PM)
Yes, fountains plural, in fact.

Pinstar1161 (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:11 PM)
Will the professors be NPCs that you can build up relations with? Possibly for a better grade?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:11 PM)
Schmoozing with the professor can never hurt. =-)

bam_fan23 (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:41 PM)
can u have toga parties? animal house style?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:41 PM)
Awwwww yeah. Togas rock, but they're only allowed in greek houses.

kat12121 (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:51 PM)
what about those of whose who arent thrilled about the college aspect will there be other options for other age groups

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:32:51 PM)
There will be tons of options for those that don't want the college experience.

Lindz131313 (Dec 9, 2004 6:33:31 PM)
Will ther be sterio types IE.. Goths,preppys,Skaters,Hoods?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:33:31 PM)
We've made new skins for the youung adults in support of many of those stereotypes.

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:33:43 PM)
are there new clothes and hair stlyes?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:33:43 PM)
Young adults will have hipper new clothes.

vex (Dec 9, 2004 6:34:32 PM)
Will we actually be able to go with the sims to their classes?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:34:32 PM)
We discussed that and decided it would be a bit boring to watch Sims sit in class and listen to a lecture.

QueenCamisha (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:28 PM)
If you was just a fan and was asking questions too what would you like to know about the game?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:28 PM)
Can young adults woohoo?!

Philly (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:57 PM)
can you pick your classes or are they random??

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:57 PM)
You will pick your major and that will determine your classes.

zancho (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:59 PM)
Will sims aspirations influence their studies

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:35:59 PM)
It will certainly influence what Major they want to declare...

bittersweet12282 (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:08 PM)
What will happen while sims are in classes? Does time speed up like when they are sleeping?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:08 PM)
Depends if you have active Sims remaining on the lot.

Akuma-Chan (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:15 PM)
Will cheating be a skill?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:15 PM)
No, but it will be possible to cheat.

CountrySim123 (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:53 PM)
Will you actually sit in the classes and be able to interact with the instructors?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:36:53 PM)
You will be able to interact with your professors, but we're not making you watch your sims sit through lectures.

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:37:35 PM)
Will the fraternities and soroities be able to "mix"?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:37:35 PM)

chikara enjeru (Dec 9, 2004 6:37:55 PM)
will there be coffee shop hangouts like starbucks where students can study and all?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:37:55 PM)
Absolutely. They can crack the books there, play music with friends, even earn $$$ tutoring

cloud9grmnet (Dec 9, 2004 6:38:06 PM)
I saw a screenshot of a couple of male Sims streaking through the campus. Is this a fraternity stunt, or something the Sims can decide to do at any time?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:38:06 PM)
That is an NPC

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:38:22 PM)
are the professor NPCs cute ...

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:38:22 PM)
Some of them

SimGirl2991 (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:13 PM)
do you have to do homework every single night? c'mon maxis, these young adults wanna do more than just homework at night!

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:13 PM)
All schoolwork is totally optional. Even going to class! We definitely aren't making SimHomework, the homework simulator. Happy

Chadsgirl1719 (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:15 PM)
how long until the chat ends?

maxiskane (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:15 PM)
The Chat will end in 30 minutes.

UniversityGrad (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:33 PM)

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:39:33 PM)
Awwwww yeah....

Constantinople (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:14 PM)
Will there be more types of parties? Personally I'd like to see a lan party...... !

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:14 PM)
Yes, there will be new party types. We're also updating the computers to support some new features...

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:24 PM)
can the university have a store

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:24 PM)

SillyBonn (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:32 PM)
Can my sims make friends with the streaker NPCs? Wink

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:32 PM)
Yep...if you can catch him/her. You can even marry them, eventually.

LinzXgX (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:53 PM)
Will we like this game

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:40:53 PM)
You will LOVE this game!

ericalaurel (Dec 9, 2004 6:41:36 PM)
Besides Greek life, what sorts of other "non-academic" campus activities will be available for our sims to get involved with?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:41:36 PM)
Playing music together and making money, for example

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:41:54 PM)
Will we get new hairstyles? There's no short curly hair...

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:41:54 PM)
New hairstyles. Got it. Consider it done.

IceDrgn4 (Dec 9, 2004 6:42:21 PM)
will we be able to play pranks?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:42:21 PM)

superstarsimr (Dec 9, 2004 6:43:02 PM)
when u were younger did u aspire toi be game de3signers?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:43:02 PM)
I had no idea when I was a kid that people got paid for doing this.

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:43:13 PM)
for parties, will there be different objects like punch bowl, bowl of chips, etc. or just the buffet table

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:43:13 PM)
Definitely new party know us...

pacoffeegirl (Dec 9, 2004 6:44:02 PM)
Are there exams that the Sims have to pull all-nighters to study for, or do your Sims just go to classes in a good mood?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:44:02 PM)
There is a variety of class work that your Sims have to do before their final. They may have to cram to get good grades if they spent most of their time partying.

Kdawg (Dec 9, 2004 6:44:20 PM)
Will they pay rent?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:44:20 PM)
You can put a small deposit down on an apartment/house and then pay rent through bills.

RBeka (Dec 9, 2004 6:45:31 PM)
What will be the advantages of wearing a toga?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:45:31 PM)
There are no real advatages besides the fashion staement.

Lor (Dec 9, 2004 6:45:46 PM)
Will some sims just be stupider than others, or are all sims created equil in that aspect?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:45:46 PM)
A Sim's intelligence is based the player. Two legs are more equal than four legs.

ValaIceland (Dec 9, 2004 6:46:37 PM)
one of the things I've seen in the movies is a thing called "underwear-raid" or something to that effect, where male student raid the female campus and steel their underwear. Will my sims be able to particapate in such...pranks?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:46:37 PM)
There are pranks, but not that specific one.

Shawnithan (Dec 9, 2004 6:46:52 PM)
If you can play in a band, will there be genres you can select like you could in superstar?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:46:52 PM)
Yes, there will be multiple musical styles.

NewZealand Sims Fan! (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:00 PM)
is yes all you say MaxisKevin?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:00 PM)

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:03 PM)
Are there kitchens in the dorms or caffeterias?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:03 PM)
There are cafeterias in the dorms.

SimmerGirl (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:29 PM)
Can you leave flaming poo on their steps

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:47:29 PM)
No, but there are other pranks

UserHunca (Dec 9, 2004 6:49:51 PM)
Can young adults become engaged? and what if they get engaged to a Sim who doesn't live in their neighborhood? or can that even happen?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:49:51 PM)
They can get engaged, but only to sims that are going to college, which must have come from the base neighborhood.

Trixie (Dec 9, 2004 6:50:59 PM)
Can you reveal some of the new jobs yet? Or how much the maximum weekly pay is compared to the current highest (Athletic, 9,099 per week)

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:50:59 PM)
We can't really reveal the new careers yet, but there will definitely be new ones. And they will require college degrees.

rakki (Dec 9, 2004 6:51:01 PM)
what is new in build mode?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:51:01 PM)
I think you guys will really like what we are adding to build mode. Here are two examples: Multistory columns (two and three stories high) and connecting columns (arches!).

Lori (Dec 9, 2004 6:51:36 PM)
I think that this was an awesome idea for an expansion pack!! I'm very excited! Thanks Maxis guys!! Happy

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:51:36 PM)
We think so too. Thanks!!

Isis (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:07 PM)
I know you've been holding the new University theme for a while. How did it feel to finally be able to work with this idea?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:07 PM)
It was a big deal for us to try and capture what's such an exciting time for lots of people. We had a great time designing it and are having a great time bringing it to the finish line. Expansion packs can be such a great time as we flesh out the world we worked so hard to build.

Shawnithan (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:39 PM)
Are there any freaky cult fraternity/sororities? You know that's always fun. Don't drink the koolaid!

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:39 PM)
Freaky cults? Yes there are fraternity, sororities, and other "hidden" organizations.

cloud9grmnet (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:58 PM)
Will Sims be able to have refrigerators or hotplates in their dorms? Or do they have to rely on the cafeteria or take-out to eat?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:52:58 PM)
No hotplates, but you can get a mini-fridge and microwave, like I had.

tomaczdacoolman (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:05 PM)
Will there be realy tall pillars

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:05 PM)
Do you mean multistory columns? If so, yep.

Fifla4 (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:42 PM)
Will they share bathrooms with tho whole dorm?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:42 PM)
Common area shared bathrooms are a staple in college dorms.

missygjo (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:50 PM)
Will there be small fridges and other handy things rather than the regular sized ones?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:53:50 PM)

superscotty9 (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:10 PM)
Are there any new foods aka Baked Nabraska?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:10 PM)
Yup, new takeout options and some classic "late night" college food...

thesims2fanfreak (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:50 PM)
do you think this is the best expantion pack made so far?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:51 PM)
It's absolutely the best Sims2 expansion pack so far...

MaxisMojo (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:51 PM)
10 Minutes left to go!

shoeless (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:58 PM)
Will college help your Sims education alot, making them do better for their job?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:54:58 PM)
Getting a degree will help sims get jobs that they could not otherwise get, and they will help them advance to higher levels in other career tracks.

Project2232 (Dec 9, 2004 6:55:57 PM)
What University/College did you go to?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:55:57 PM)
I went to Carnegie Mellon. Charles went to UPenn, Kevin went to UC Davis, Thomas went to UC San Diego.

Guest (Dec 9, 2004 6:56:14 PM)
r u guys shipping with any new pre-made neighbourhoods and neighbourhood templates?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:56:14 PM)
We are creating some college neighborhoods for you all to use. Plus you will be able to create your own.

HollyTheSim01 (Dec 9, 2004 6:56:30 PM)
What do you guys at Maxis think the most exiting part of the new expansion pack is?

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 6:56:30 PM)
For me, it was getting to brainstorm with really smart peope about cool things to add to an existing system. You get to let your mind run free and it's a blast.

doggwagg (Dec 9, 2004 6:57:10 PM)
MaxisDocterVu, why do you have a turtle after your name

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:57:10 PM)
Turtles are fun.

Lor (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:01 PM)
What is one of the coolest things in the ep?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:01 PM)
My favoriate stuff is the new career reward objects.

msgab (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:39 PM)
Hey Thomas, I am attending UCSD now. What did you major in?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:39 PM)

Project2232 (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:41 PM)
Define Endoplasmic Reticulum Happy

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:41 PM)
Please elaborate -- rough or smooth? Lets be honest here, we wouldn't be so good on protein synthesis without em. You think you'd have glycogen without em? Heck no!

mike (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:48 PM)
if a sim eventually marries a streaker, will they go streaking around the house? Wink

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 6:58:48 PM)
This is something you should definitely try.

maxiskane (Dec 9, 2004 6:59:03 PM)
Five more minutes in the chat!

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 6:59:13 PM)
More questions about cell organelles! Please!

Sims_Stash (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:47 PM)
Can you move back in with Mom and Dad after college?

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:47 PM)
Yes you can.

tmvargas67 (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:57 PM)
Thanks for giving us the guitar back, and thanks for the cell phones. That is soooo cool.

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:57 PM)
Glad you guys like those objects. Those are just two of the many very cool objects in the pack.

chikara enjeru (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:59 PM)
I just wanted to thank you guys for giving me, and god knows thousands of others, something to do for hours and hours on end! I can't wait for this ExP to come out! You guys rock!

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 7:00:59 PM)
The thanks really go to you fans out there who support us and give us the juice to turn stuff like this out. You rock, yourself!

maximus (Dec 9, 2004 7:01:01 PM)
What are the stages of Mitosis and do they occur in the Sims 2?

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 7:01:01 PM)
Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telephase, Mr. Smarty Pants.

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 7:01:30 PM)
or Smarty Girl.

Annerz (Dec 9, 2004 7:03:09 PM)
Turtles may be fun, but answering my questions wins hands down. Will there be any clubs that the bands can play at or anything of the sort?

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 7:03:09 PM)
Sims can play their musical instruments at the lounge!

maxiskane (Dec 9, 2004 7:03:42 PM)
That's all the time we have. Thanks for chatting with us Thomas, Hunter, Charles, and Kevin!

MaxisCharles (Dec 9, 2004 7:03:53 PM)
Bye all! Thanks!

MaxisKevin (Dec 9, 2004 7:03:57 PM)
Bye everyone!

MaxisDoctorVu? (Dec 9, 2004 7:04:02 PM)
Thanks everyone, bye!

MaxisHunter! (Dec 9, 2004 7:04:03 PM)
Byee folks!