Talk:Roaring Heights

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Roller coasters[edit source]

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Roller coasters are to set to return, with this town, via The Sims 3 store.

Roller coasters? Since when were roller coasters included in The Sims Series? Joey.eyeball (talk) 08:07, December 3, 2013 (UTC)

There was, in Makin' Magic. Nikel Talk Vote! 09:15, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
Oh, yeah. That was the first expansion pack for The Sims Series I every played and I forgot about roller coasters. But they weren't even that cool :) Joey.eyeball (talk) 18:29, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
They weren't? Well, I never played Makin' Magic before, but I heard people saying that it's one of the coolest things in TS1 quite often. From that video, I think it'd be rather repetitive in the end, but it looks nice. Nikel Talk Vote! 18:39, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
Well, I thought they were cool but once a Sim began to ride on one, they just waved their arms and went around in circles. I prefer the gothic roller coaster, since the clown one was quite boring. Another thing, the first Sim I ever made go on a roller coaster was Bella Goth! Joey.eyeball (talk) 18:51, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
I think the rollercoasters will be better in this, at least from what I'm seeing in the pictures and photos. Either way, I'm extremely excited to play a vintage themed world, I don't know how long I've been waiting for this moment. Don't think I've ever gotten this happy over a game before! ((+ Can we just talk about the hair/clothes/architecture?? Because I am internally screaming.))Ribb0nista (talk) 19:18, December 7, 2013 (UTC)
I'm not particularly interested in the style and theme, but I found it pretty nice. I never liked a thematic world, which is basically almost all store worlds. This world's theme, however, can generally be found in the present time. I mean, the vintage style can still be found somewhere, and isn't too unique, unlike tropical or medieval styles. Nikel Talk Vote! 17:24, December 8, 2013 (UTC)
To tell the truth, none of the worlds ever appealed to me, besides Riverview (it was free). But Roaring Heights seems like a great world. Its set in the 1920's with all of the hairstyles, clothing and architecture. I can't wait! Joey.eyeball (talk) 00:43, December 17, 2013 (UTC)

Malcolm Landgraab !!![edit source]

OMG there is a Malcolm Landgraab on this town ?! We need pictures and informations of him ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

You can now see pictures and info on this page. ~ Waikikamukow (Anyone wanna chat?) 06:56, December 20, 2013 (UTC)

References to real people or characters[edit source]

I've noticed that the list of references to real people has grown considerably long. Looking into some of these households, it's pretty obvious that they're making a reference to something. However, some of these cases seem a lot more questionable. For instance: "The Houveir family is a reference to Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry." Looking at the family, however, makes me seriously question whether this is a legitimate reference or simply someone guessing or theorizing a connection where none exists. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 01:03, December 20, 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the list seems to have gotten out of hand. Plus, I don't think that any other neighborhood pages have a section about these references. While this world is obviously very heavily based on referencing to people from the 1920s - 40s era, I think that these references should stick to the family/Sim that they are referencing, and that in their place we have a single trivia dot point simply stating that Roaring Heights references to a lot of real-life people. ~ Waikikamukow (Anyone wanna chat?) 06:56, December 20, 2013 (UTC)
I think you're right. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 07:02, December 20, 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I don't mind if there's a section here that lists all the references of each resident. It's easier to read it this way than having to check each Sim. EA has started heavily referencing Sims to other titles since Dragon Valley. Midnight Hollow and Oasis Landing are also heavily referenced. EA has presumably run out of idea of making unique Sims... Maybe we can adapt the other three worlds to be like this as well? I'm only referring to these four because they're the only worlds to have obvious references.
As for the questionable reference... this page has been in heavy traffic recently. I'd wait until the traffic is lower until we can check the validity of the references. Unless anyone wants to step ahead, of course. Nikel Talk Vote! 13:10, December 20, 2013 (UTC)
It looks like someone already removed the list. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 14:45, December 20, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I realized that after writing that. The only problem is to check the validity. Nikel Talk Vote! 15:01, December 20, 2013 (UTC)
And this is not even the first time they have references\themes in a neighboorhood; look at Veronaville, it's basically an English countryside-type town with a family feud of people named like Shakespearean characters. Strangetown is a desert-type "town" that is basically not even a town, just a few little houses and "weird" families in a sci-fi-ish setting, with aliens and a creepy old lady who had a kid from Death. Sunset Valley is your typical Californian town. Riverblossom Hills is more farm-like and rural than Sunset Valley but still typically happy and sunny, Desiderata Valley has a lot of people with different hobbies and it's a more playful city. Belladonna Cove has a Bella Goth statue and a lot of apartments.
I think a "list of neighboorhood themes" could be made. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaylabaraonda (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

I disagree. Although it's true that each neighborhood has unique theme, that reason doesn't warrant to have its own page at all. For one thing, we already have neighborhood page that lists all neighborhoods, but we can't mention about themes in the page because it'd be unrelated with the rest of the article. Each neighborhood page also already mentions their own theme. It would seem redundant if we are to make a page just to mention the theme of each neighborhood. Nikel Talk Vote! 04:18, January 5, 2014 (UTC)

Gay realations?[edit source]

Is it just me or this world is the only one to include same sex relationships? the davis family, the shear, and michael dandy, all are Lesbians, should this be included in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Imasexysimlover (talkcontribs) 10:49, October 22, 2014‎ (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

The Valquist household from Aurora Skies is also implied to be a couple, but it's not explicitly stated unlike couples in Roaring Heights. Nikel Talk Vote! 11:12, October 22, 2014 (UTC)