WE GOT WITCHES BACK! (Realm of Magic Quick Facts) Sept 16, 2019 15:36:13 GMT -5
Post by Shadow on Sept 16, 2019 15:36:13 GMT -5
Sims 4 finally gave us our witches back and I am happy! The new Realm of Magic expansion is worth it for anyone who loved playing as witches in the Sims 3: Supernatural. I guess EA does listen sometimes. Now we have vampires and witches, so I am hopeful that in the distant future they may also release something for Fairies, Werewolves, and Ghosts that don't require cheats to make a sim into one (Currently Ghosts are a thing but you can't make them in CAS, you have to use cheats). I was happy when I logged on after a while to see that the Realm of Magic was basically Witches and Wizards. A couple things though for those of you who may of been considering it, but had not made the purchase yet:
1. Realm of Magic Introduces a means of becoming a witch other than making them in CAS. You need to go to what are called Sages, they are Sims that can teach you magic after retrieving seven orbs called motes. Unfortunately from what I found out, you can cheat your way to make one of your Sims a Sage, but it doesn't last long and upon your next load screen the Sage buff will be gone. So it seems there is not a way to make your own Sages, perhaps though a modder will eventually develop a mod that allows you to permanently make one of your own sims a permanent Sage. Lastly, it is possible to just make a Spellcaster/Witch sim in CAS if you rather be a witch from the start, instead of doing the extra work to become one.
2. Realm of Magic also adds Wands, Magic Mote Books, Flying Broom Sticks, and Alchemy back to the Sims. To make potions you use the cauldron, the expansion comes with one more plain cauldron and one more fancy cauldron. They do the same thing, but you can also make Mac and Cheese in them as well as potions. Unfortunately from what I have seen so far, you can't make any other food in the cauldron, though that would be great. It gives so many servings when you make the Mac and Cheese in the cauldron that you could feed two households. I would really like it though if we where able to make other things in it. Once again maybe a modder will develop something for that one day, just a matter of time.
3. With Realm of Magic, if you have Cats and Dogs, guess what? You can make your Cat your familiar! Dogs too! The game pack allows you to buy a spirit to be your familiar in the form of crystal ball looking orbs, but you can also bind your cat or dog to be your familiar instead. I am not sure if this requires a specific level, though I don't think so, pretty sure you just have to of been taught magic already to do it. Don't quote me on that though. How you bind your pet to be your familiar is you click on the pet, select "Magic" from the menu, and then select "Bind Familiar".
4. In Realm of Magic there are different schools/classes of spellcraft, they have three types of magic arts for your Sims to practice and excel at; Mischief Magic (This is the Magic type you study for those wicked sweet hexes, curses, and magic pranks), Practical Magic (Basically Sims world version of light magic, Practical Magic is what you study if you want to magically grow plants, help other sims through magic, and cure Sims of curses), and Untamed Magic (This is basically the elemental branch of Magic, it includes spells based on the four elements, as well as mixed elements.). You can study as many as you want or you can attempt to study a single magic type.
Have a nice day everyone! I am going back to hexing my annoying as hell NPC neighbors! XD