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The Sims 3 Ambitions - Italian preview with Grant Rodiek [part I]
Careers and abilities: firefighter and interior designer
Careers and skills: Private eye and stylist
Careers and skills: Doctor and ghost hunter
Careers and skills:Inventing, sculpting and tattoing
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go to emergency!The heroic career as a fireman provides you with several things to do: Sims don't always have to run to solve emergencies. Grant seemed really excited while showing us the various possibilities and explaining that it is necessary to take care of the equipment because you always have to be on the go. In the meantime, the alarm started to ring and our Sim run (well, actually he was not running at all since Grant had paused the game) to the firetruck and headed toward the emergency site. There, the Sim had to face a small fire on the upper floor of the house. It is important to analyze the scene and see if there are Sims to save or if you need to break into a room to estinguish the fire with the hose. In your help, however, there's a small window on the left indicating the number of burning tiles/items, your actual physical shape, how long you've been training (and therefore are able to resist) and so on. When the emergency is over, you can also socialize with the Sims you saved/helped, and - quoting Grant

you could also meet the woman of your dreams and say "Hey, I'm a firefighter.."

[En: of course, written or translated is not the same thing...try to imagine a Hollywood actor with the right facial expression and a persuasive voice saying that. It was hilarious!]

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  • different scales of emergencies;
  • different kinds of emergencies, such as fires, meteors, earthquakes, air conditioning freezing patiens in the hospital [!Informazione non verificata!reported by Molly @Simatography];
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  • various activities to do while in the fire station waiting for an emergency, such as maintainance of the equipment, phisical training, socializing with co-workers and so on. You can also take it easy and relax in front of the TV eating something, if you prefer;
  • different actions: breaking windows or doors, using the fire extinguisher or the hose, depending on the kind of emergency;
  • firefighter may also be called to chase gnomes!
  • you can use the fireman's pole to climb down quickly from the upstairs (which is typical of every fire station scene!);.
  • CuriositĂ  Tips: you can also buy the pole for you house!
icon_architectInterior designer
You can start to work as an architect/interior designer through the newspaper or using the computer. You'll have to work at home...of your clients! In fact, there isn't a builing for this career. You have a certain amount of working hours when you'll have to be available and can find working occasions by looking at the city map. Sims looking for an architect are highlighted with a yellow and red symbol placed above their houses: if you click on them you will find their requests, their budget and so on.

phoca_thumb_l_ts3_ep2_08The story progression will provide you with many opportunities: for example, couples expecting a baby may need you to create a new childroom or, if the child has grown up, they may require you to refurnish the room. Of course, you will be paid for your job and sometimes may get a reward, like a certificate or medal. Each customer will provide you with a maximum budget and a list of essential items, but you can also vary a bit. You can also impress your clients by showing them your portfolio with your previous works. It is also important to meet the taste of your clients: spending some time socializing with them will give you a special bonus. For example, if you find out that the Sim is frugal, you can get a bonus by spending less than budgeted. On the other hand, if s/he is a snob will be happy to spend more than expected to get expensive items. Artistic Sims will enjoy paintings, decorations and easels; evil Sims love dark environments with a very few window; Sims with the Eco-friendly trait are obsessed with reciclying while music lovers will enjoy guitars and stereos, and so on.

After a short overview of the house, you can enter the Renovation mode: on the left side of the screen you'll get a window listing the traits of your customers (if you know them), your available budget and a list of  essential items. In the meantime you will be taken in the Buy/Build mode and proceed with your work.
You can give your personal touch by using items from your own inventory such as photos, portraits, collected objects, etc. You can also place broken or dirty items (like a dirty toilet) to spite your enemies!

phoca_thumb_l_ts3_ep2_17In the official screenshots we can see architects measuring a room: this interaction is actually optional and will however positively influence your final feedback. What feedback? Your clients will evalue your work and base on it to decide your pay! When you're done with your work you can phone your clients and show what you've done. If you paid attention to their personality and measured the room, you'll get an extra for your commitment. At this point you can also take a pictures of your work (with your phone or your digital camera, if you have World Adventures) and add it to your portfolio (which is in your personaly inventory and has an icon similar to a PDA).


  • measuring a room before starting with the renovation is optional but will affect your final feedback;
  • learning more about your clients (tastes and traits) will affect your final feedback;
  • when you're finished you can take a picture of your work and keep it in your portfolio;
  • there isn't a building for this career, but you'll have to browse the map and find potential clients.
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