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So instead of something cool, or new. we get some rehashed slightly updated simbot which we already got this expansion...

To clarify my previous post, by expansion I meant the sims 3 as a whole.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

I have to admit, I was a little bit disappointed when I saw the Plumbots. The studio could have a bit a been more innovative with the last life state, but it's still a bit early to take a call on this one. Ѧüя◎ґ (talk) 03:51, July 26, 2013 (UTC)
I agree, Auror. In The Sims 2, compared to the other life states, witch is the most elaborate and complicated (not really complicated, but more complicated than the rest) life state. They have special magic skill, magical objects, hidden witch lot, and so on. I can see it when reading the prima guide.
Anyway... I'm only concerned that plumbots can't have offspring. The biggest letdown for mummies and SimBots was that they cannot have offspring and cannot age. Nikel Talk Vote! 11:57, July 26, 2013 (UTC)

I personally have been waiting for something like this. I don't usually try to age my SimBots or Mummy's anyway, or to reproduce them, so there's nothing wrong with this from my POV. Me!-Bwahaha! 15:02, July 26, 2013 (UTC)Hurshbr

But to me, it is a problem. :( Since Late Night, all succeeding life states have had this ability. And to be honest, this is an improvement compared to life states in The Sims 2. This is because I can't be bothered to keep turning anyone into a vampire once the older vampires have passed away. Genetics rule. Nikel Talk Vote! 09:17, July 27, 2013 (UTC)

Replied[edit source]

The plumbots look wonderful to me, since the Simbots were just sims in robot disguise. These creatures are rather obiously only true sims if you want htem to be, they can be just as well servants or money drones, no individuality at all. These are ideal robot slaves, not people, unless you want to devote their creation to making them people, which I cna and will, having a happy balance of Burglar Safety Bots and New Friend Drones. Furtheremore, why are you expecting robots to reproduce? They're robots! Plumbots are items, appliances, and possessions, in spirit, and onyl sims if you wan tthem to be, making them rather complex, especiallyu compared ot th eletdown known as the Simbot. All htose resources wasted when I could have just farmed lifetime happiness. (talk) 21:24, September 24, 2013 (UTC)Guest

I tend to agree. I think they did it right the second time around. Although that itself is a bit bothersome. It's just like how those Logic potions were basically a rough draft for the Alchemy skill. It kind of feels like I bought the same thing twice and will only ever use one. — Lexmechanic (talk) 15:27, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

The Science of Plumbotics[edit source]

So it turns out that with sufficiently high Science skill (level 8) you can ask a Plumbot for a DNA sample. You can then clone from sample at level 9. This results in a normal Sim baby, apparently free of any glitches or genetic defects. I found that rather interesting. — Lexmechanic (talk) 15:19, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

Looks like somebody -- or several somebodies -- overlooked something. Then again, we are talking about EA, so I should expect anything different? Dharden (talk) 15:32, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
Either that... or Plumbots are secretly based on forbidden cybernetic enslavement technology. You thought you had a robot servant, but they're actually Cybermen in disguise! — Lexmechanic (talk) 15:44, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
That's just plain silly. They seem to have forgotten everything they've made and never try to make them backward compatible. That reminds me that SimBot and Genies can donate plasma at the college of science in Sims University, when they're not supposed to have any. Nikel Talk Vote! 12:05, October 30, 2013 (UTC)

Factual correction: The clone child was not normal at all. His interactions were limited by the trait chips installed on the donor plumbot at the time the sample was taken. He did not have plumbot interactions, but he had many of the trait chip interactions and could not use romantic interactions as a teen. Rather disturbing. I recommend not doing this, unless you're really curious. — Lexmechanic (talk) 19:50, November 6, 2013 (UTC)

Selling Plumbots[edit source]

Is there a way you can sell your Plumbots? ~~MarraRawr05:48, October 31, 2013 (UTC)~

Yes. You can sell them at the displays at the Bot Shop. They have to be on the lot with you for the interaction to work. You can also buy one of those displays for your own home. — Lexmechanic (talk) 14:13, October 31, 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunate glitch :/

Plumbots cannot woohoo at all with other blumbots or sims, I have tried to have my blumpbot woohoo and they have the love, and sentience chip and they can't do it. which is kind of frustrating, I doubt that was done on purpose as a conscience desicion as you simbots can woohoo. hoping for it to be fixed in a patch all I can do :/