The Sims 3: Vampire
Vampires in the Supernatural and Late Night Expansions
By Thomas Hickman (aka samoht04)
Vampires were first introduced into the game through The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion. Some people have said that Vampires are one of those features that you want to turn off but can’t, as the Story Progression will automatically create Vampires in any Neighbourhood. I personally find them to be great additions to the game. They are the Supernatural Creature of the Late Night Expansion like the mummies of World Adventures and the Simbots of Ambitions. There is a lot to learn about the new Vampire life state, so I will try to show you as much as I can.
The Sims 3 Supernatural: Vampire Improvements
Simmers who purchase The Sims 3 Supernatural will also get vampires, which are in a slightly improved state. Vampires don't gain hidden skill levels as fairies, witches, and werewolves do. However, they do now have their own Lifetime Wish (Turn the Town) and their fangs can be customized in Create-a-Sim. Vampires get a few new social interactions with Supernatural as well.
Perhaps the biggest improvements for them are their new options in the daylight. Alchemists can make sunscreen that allows vampires to dodge the ill effects of the sun, and an Elixir which will turn a Sim into a Vampire. With the Immortal Lifetime Reward, they not only stop aging but also get a +30 moodlet for being in the sun, as they now sparkle.
How to become a Vampire:
First your Sim must befriend a Vampire otherwise they won’t get the option to become one. Your Sim must choose to ‘Be Turned’ into a Vampire from a Vampire Friend. You can not get turned without selecting the ‘Ask to be turned’ interaction. This will then lead to the period of Metamorphosis. After a bite on the neck...
Sims are covered in swirling red mist and black bat shapes, then the chaos settles. No changes in appearance will be evident at this stage. An unusual blemish moodlet will be placed on the Sim, and one of several messages from the Vampire who turned them, such as:
“You took that well! I am Impressed! Your future is about to get a little more interesting!"
"It is done. Prepare to wake into an eternal night!"
For a few days your Sim will stay the same, but during that period several messages will pop up:
“The bite itches ever so slightly. It’s enough to resist the urge to scratch though."Followed a day or two later with:
“The heat! It’s as if my blood is on fire, literally boiling within my veins. What have I gotten myself into?
And then finally a few days later the Sim will ‘Complete Metamorphosis’ . The Sim will begin to glow with a few red sparkles then a consuming burning light. Red lasers shoot from the Sim's eyes and once again the swirling red mist and black bats will appear. When the metamorphosis is complete you will be left with a Vampire. Their Eyes will shine -- they do not turn red but get sharper and brighter. My Sim had blue eyes and now has bright blue shining eyes. During that transformation you will receive the message:
“I feel as if a part of me has died, yet every other fibre of my being is raging with vitality, I crave something, yet I don’t know what. It’s…Like..a…Thirst.."
It is now that you can use your Vampire Powers! If it is night time your Vampire will receive the ‘Vampiric Vigor’ Moodlet which is supposed to give your Vampire energy due to the darkness. Congratulations you now have a Vampire!
There are a few new Moodlets from being a Vampire or being near one, they are listed below:
Vampiric Vigor: This moodlet is a permanent moodlet when it is dark, it gives your Vampire energy at night time, along with boosting their skill gains dramatically.
Sated: This is from feeding on other Sims' plasma. Only your mortal friends can give plasma to your Vampire through feeding.
Thirsty: As opposed to hungry, your Sim needs some Plasma.
Hunted: This is a non-vampire moodlet from Vampires; it is from being in the presence of a vampire you are not friends with. It normally does not mean anything, just that your Sim is feeling uncomfortable.
Changes to the User Interface:
There are a few changes to your Sim's Interface. First is that your Vampire's needs will change. Hunger will change to Thirst and the needs panel will change to a dark blue/purple color with black bars. Your Vampire's favourite food will also change to a Blood Type. The largest impact will be on aging, as below.
Vampire Life Spans
Baby: 3 Days from Birth
Toddler: 7 Days
Child: 7 Days
Teenager: 14 Days
Young Adult: 105 Days
Adult: 105 Days
Elder: 72 Days +
Vampires across the Generations:
With Vampires we can now have Full and Half-Blood Vampire Bloodlines. Sims can have Vampire children which are horribly creepy. They are pale and have bright eyes. They fully receive their powers when they become Young Adults, and at that time take on the desire for plasma.
Vampire children and toddlers can benefit from the Vampire state's faster learning speeds, so there is an exception to the life state's effect on young Sims.
The Vampire State's Influence on Skill Gains:
Becoming a vampire will help your Sim to gain skills faster, and they will not suffer from fatigue when exercising.
Vampire Social Interactions:
There are several new interactions available after a Sim has turned into a Vampire:
Make Sim think of you: This makes the other sim think about yours.
Read Mind - Traits, Career, Sign, Relationships, Favorites: Lets your Sim find out more information about the target Sim.
Drink : Makes your Sim drink the plasma of another Sim.
Offer to turn: This gives another Sim who is a friend or higher the option to be turned into a vampire by your Sim.
You can only use these powers on one sim once every so often since the minds of normal sims are weak.
Vampires don't die in the sun without The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion installed (they die like all other Sims to heat). They do need to stay out of it to avoid a nasty moodlet. First, heating up will appear and you'll have a few hours to get indoors. After a while 'Too Much Sun' appears and lasts two full days, with the Sim needing to stay out of the sun for it to go away. The vampire's mood will fall through the floor until it's gone. The moodlet manager and day spa can both remove this effect early. Supernatural owners can use sunscreen and the immortal lifetime reward to combat the sun's ill effects.
To sum up all of a Vampire's powers, they receive:
- Super Speed when running
- Mind Reading/Control of other Sims
- No Fatigue from working out at night
- Massive boost to skill gains at night
- The ability to turn other Sims into Vampires
How to feed Vampire Sims
Every single Vampire that is over the age of Young Adult will need plasma. They will have to suck the plasma of other Sims who are friends or higher, or eat Plasma Fruit. They can grow the Plasma Fruit Plant or buy some from the Supermarket. Additionally, Plasma packets can be found in the fridge under ‘Quick meal’. Children and Teens eat normal food.
Here is some information on the Plasma Fruit Plant gathered by Caitie on the forum:
Rarity: Special (obviously)
Fertilizer Strength: Outstanding
Harvest Value: §26-§80*
Growth Time:Fertilized w/ Life Fruit: 8 days
No Fertilizer: 12 days
Yield: 2 fruits
*Note: Because there are no Plasma Plant spawners under buydebug, and no "naturally occurring" plants that I've been able to find, the small end of the range refers to not a "normal" quality fruit, but a "nice" quality, like you would get in a grocery store.
Special Notes on Plasma Plants:
- Vampires will eat plasma fruit at times in lieu of "plasma" at the source.
- It grows on a bush, much like a bell pepper or life fruit.
- The bush tends to produce one fruit, and then another a few days later, at which time the plant dies. But I did have one bush that coughed up both fruits at the same time.
- Having a plasma plant on a lot will attract the vampire magic gnome. Because this is the first time I've ever dealt with plasma plants, I don't know exactly when in the growth process the gnome generates, or even how many plants you need to have on the lot to spawn one. I do know that in my experience, it was generated when my first batch was mature.
- Cooking with plasma fruit in their inventory (stu surprise, pancakes, waffles, cobbler) will allow a vampire Sim to make dishes that replenish thirst, but this could make normal Sims sick!
How to turn back from being a Vampire
If you are tired of being a Vampire just hop on over to your local Science Facility and pay $3000 to be turned back into a normal Sim!
I have grown two generations of Plasma bushes (planting 6 at a time, then harvesting and planting the improved fruit) and had the Gnome appear three times.
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