The Sims 3: World
World Adventures was the first expansion pack released for
The Sims 3, and adds three exotic vacation spots your Sims can travel to with a
quick phone call (and a few thousand simoleans). These are no relaxing vacation
spots, however; each has dozens of adventures, dangerous tombs, and loads of
valuable treasure. Each country has its own special items not found in any
other place, many of which can be purchased in each location’s marketplace.
Until you level up your Visa enough to buy a vacation home
in each location, you’ll be staying at each country’s base camp, or just camping
out. Each base camp has an adventure board, from which you can take on quests
that reward you in Ancient Coins (used to by items from the Special Merchant),
Visa Points, simoleans, and relics.
Simla, China: With unique spots like the Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts
and the Scholar’s Garden, Shang Simla is a great place to learn the martial
arts skill or meditate. You can also find the rare and valuable Axe of Pangu in
Shang Simla, which can smash boulders—useful in all three locales!
Simhara, Egypt: The pyramids, the Sphinx—it’s an adventurer’s dream! Many
of the tombs around Al Simhara are filled with restless mummies. If tomb
raiding isn’t your thing, hang out in town and learn to charm snakes!
Les Sims, France: Filled with culture, Champs Les Sims has some of the most
unique dungeons and quests of any locale. Explore the booby-trapped Chateau du
Landgraab, solve the mystery of La Gallerie d’Art, or indulge in some delicious
nectar at the Champs Les Sims Nectary.
Nectar Cellar: Have a Nectar collection worth at least 10,000 simoleans and
at least 50 bottles. And yes, it literally must be in a cellar, not any other
space in your home.
Explorer: Fully explore six tombs in each location.
Arts Master: Reach level 10 in the martial arts skill and obtain the rank
of Grand Master.
Perfection: Max out the athletic and martial arts skills.
Museum: Have a relic collection worth at least 20,000 simoleans.
Traveler: Reach the max Visa level for all three destinations.
Gallery: Have a photograph collection worth 25,000 simoleans, and have at
least 10 photos from each destination.
Max out the painting and photography skills.
arts: Similar to athletics, martial arts allow Sims to break boards and
spar with others. To learn this skill, you’ll need to travel to Shang Simla and
visit the Academy of Martial Arts, buy a training dummy and board breaker in the
marketplace, or purchase skill books from the bookstore.
making: You can purchase nectar (World Adventures’ T-rated version of wine)
at the Nectary, as well as buying a nectar machine to brew your own. The new
fruits included in this expansion go perfectly in a good bottle of nectar! You can
also learn this skill through the books available in the marketplace, though
that doesn’t reward you with completed nectar like using the machine does.
You’ll need to buy a camera in one of the three vacation spots to learn and
increase this skill. Once you’ve got a camera in your inventory, take snapshots
of everything and anything—photos taken by skilled photographers can be very
clearing: This is a hidden skill, increased by clearing piles of rubble
throughout the various tombs. The more you do it, the quicker you’ll get.
Also a hidden skill, this is progressed by exploring dive wells.
charming: You can buy a snake charmer basket in Al Simhara, and practice
this secret skill for fun and profit!
Adventurous Sims love to travel, and will want to do so more often. They’ll
gain Visa levels and recover from trips faster, and gain a mood bonus while
Those with the disciplined trait are dedicated to the martial arts, and will
learn the skill more quickly, as well as fare better when sparring.
Eye: Choose this trait for better photographs and quicker developing of the
If you have a child with a foreign Sim, he or she could be born with the Asian
Culture, Egyptian Culture, or French Culture hidden traits.
A hidden trait of Sims who are mummies.
Sims can run into mummies hiding in tombs, summon mummies with certain relics,
turn into mummies, or be killed if inflicted with the Mummy’s Curse.
and traps: your adventures will take you to tricky tombs that require some
quick thinking to survive.
wildlife: six new butterflies, three new beetles, and three new fish.
plants: Cherimola Blan grapes, Renoit grapes, Avoralino grapes, Meloire
grapes, plums, pomegranates, cherries, Cranerlet Nuala grapes, Gralladina Fran
grapes, and pomelos.
tool: Now you can easily add basements when building your Sims’ homes!
When in foreign countries, you’ll be able to complete various missions for lots
Various home items, including Pagoda roofs; new
hairstyles and outfits.
WooHoo in a tent or a sarcophagus!