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Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 23:10

The transcripts from the latest The Sims 2 Pets chats are now available:

Expansion Pack Chat
Console & Handheld Chat


MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 2:16:18 PM)
Hi guys! Welcome to The Sims 2 Pets chat with the PC team!

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:16:49 PM)
Hi guys!

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:16:52 PM)
Howdy!

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:16:58 PM)
Sup all

Heika16 (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:30 PM)
Can you breed wormrats and birds?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:30 PM)
No interspecies breeding...

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:36 PM)
How long did it take to make the whole game?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:37 PM)
We started thinking about it a long time ago but "offcially" spent about 3.5 months in production.

Twoyys4me (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:43 PM)
Will a Pets Personality have any bearing on how well they train in certain areas?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:17:43 PM)
Genius pets learn more quickly at just about everything.

kwoods1118 (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:12 PM)
How does the life cycle work for the pets? How many offspring can they have in the game?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:12 PM)
Unlimited offspring in their lifetime, though the size of each litter varies.

simmser1856378 (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:17 PM)
What color birds are there?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:17 PM)
There are six different colors of birds. They're very pretty!

NJerseyMonkey (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:21 PM)
Is there going to be a cheat where you can make puppies and kittens stay the same age?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:21 PM)
Yes.

DemonOfJustice (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:25 PM)
Will werewolfs age?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:25 PM)
Yep. They're still normal Sims, except for their nighttime exploits.

simmser1856378 (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:33 PM)
Can hamsters and cages be different colors

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:18:33 PM)
Yep, several varieties of both the womrat and the cage.

alexis (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:10 PM)
What is your favourite new feature in the making of this expansion?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:10 PM)
Pets of course are just so much fun it's hard to narrow down one favorite part but another feature I really love is the custom paintings!

hollyhq7 (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:17 PM)
Can female dogs reproduce with stray dogs?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:17 PM)
Sure!

awarren2003 (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:28 PM)
what are the new "skills" pets will have? do dogs and cats have different or the same ones?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:28 PM)
You can teach your dogs and cats several fun commands. Cats have a special one Happy

Stacielou132 (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:49 PM)
Can Pets go in cars?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:19:49 PM)
Yes! You can take to community lots with your family and if they have a job they will ride in the carpool!

Cadesmama2 (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:04 PM)
What objects are coming in this ep?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:04 PM)
Tons of stuff for your pets. Everything you expect, like foodbowls, to some unique things.

meruru5 (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:25 PM)
Will you be able to breed small dogs and big dogs together?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:25 PM)
Yes, you can. Pugbrador Retriever!

nicksloma (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:33 PM)
What kind of life stages are there for cats and dogs?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:33 PM)
Puppy or Kitten, then Adult, then Elder.

tlynn2002 (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:38 PM)
Are there work bonuses for pets?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:20:38 PM)
Yes, as you progress through a career you will unlock special content like collars and new fur colors.

simfan7894 (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:35 PM)
are there any new lots or families??

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:35 PM)
There are new lots (pet stores, park) and new families, and new families in houses.

NSYNCCK06 (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:45 PM)
What new interactions do toddilers/ children have with pets?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:46 PM)
There is a super cute cuddle interaction for the toddlers! Children can also train and play with the pets just like teens or adults.

simmser1856378 (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:50 PM)
Can we change hair legth fatness, ect. to our liking or are they set to certain lengths tthat cant be changed

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:50 PM)
If you want a chubby dog, go for it. A cat with long, flowing hair -- do that too.

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:21:52 PM)
(All ready to drop in your neighborhood.)

LLamaLover (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:24 PM)
Will animals ruin objects?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:24 PM)
Yes, if you don't train your cat or dog they can destroy your furniture

grumbler (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:29 PM)
how do you make a pet store

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:29 PM)
One part community lot + two parts pet objects + a few employees = mucho Simoleons.

jdavij20033 (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:51 PM)
Are there chance cards for pet careers?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:22:51 PM)
Yep, just like for Sims.

Saartje (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:12 PM)
Can you take your pets to community lots like the park?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:12 PM)
Yes, you can.

kihakudadeni (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:33 PM)
Will there be the possibility to create other animals using the Create A Pet just by making adjustments with the sliders?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:33 PM)
It's pretty flexible. They won't act like different animals of course, but cats can be turned into bunnies pretty easily....for example.

crazybunch (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:51 PM)
Will the game come with a cat lady?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:51 PM)
Indeed. She lives alone with 3 cats, I think. I think she wants more, though. She loves em!

Tace (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:53 PM)
Can you tell us about the custom paintings?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:23:53 PM)
Custom paintings is a new feature that will let you put photos or images into your game as painted pictures that you can hang on your wall. It's super cool Happy

afstandopleren (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:29 PM)
Can Sims make a living out of breeding pets?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:29 PM)
Well trained pets fetch quite a few Simoleons.

JRS (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:49 PM)
How many animals can you have on a lot?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:49 PM)
You can have any combination of 8 Sims or 6 pets that adds up to 10. Womrats and Birds don't count towards your lot limit.

PlatformerMastah (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:51 PM)
Is it true you can't control pets?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:24:51 PM)
Yes. Through training, your Sims get more control over their pets, but the player does not control them directly. (without the cheat, that is!)

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:14 PM)
(Yeah, that number went from 12 to 10, unfortunately)

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:25:14 PM)
What is your favourite breed of cats?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:14 PM)
I like tabby cats, I have two at home Happy

Electribird (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:29 PM)
Can birds sit on the shoulders and fly around on errands or around the house?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:29 PM)
Yep, they can ride on your shoulder. Your Sims can also leave their cage open so that they can fly around -- they don' t run errands...your Sims will just have to do it themselves Happy

Wzp2020 (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:57 PM)
are you able to give pets a hug?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:25:57 PM)
Of course, who doesn't want to give hugs!

mojosmarty (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:06 PM)
Do pets ride elevators?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:06 PM)
Yes they can.

walst2002 (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:28 PM)
Will Hilary Duff be a nessesity in the game? Or a Download

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:28 PM)
An entirely optional download.

Jo (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:37 PM)
What is your favorite Sims 2 EP, personally?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:26:37 PM)
I'm a big fan of Open for Business. I like having minions.

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:02 PM)
I liked making OFB a lot...it was so different from our normal packs.

drd671 (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:15 PM)
hillary duff will be a family in the game, will she be in a house or in the family bin?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:15 PM)
Hilary Duff and her dog Lola are downloadable Sims. You will be able to find them on the site, download them and put them into your game.

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:27:17 PM)
What feature of this game will appeal to storytelling players?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:17 PM)
Pets is a huge storytelling pack. There are so many iconic moments that will make you think of a million stories.

Zach (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:56 PM)
Do pets show up on community lots? Can they buy stuff?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:27:56 PM)
Pets can show up on community lots. They'll show up more if you're visiting with a pet, to give your pet an opportunity to socialize. They don't buy things themselves, no.

citygrl926 (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:19 PM)
Will there be new story lines to follow for new families?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:19 PM)
Yeah, and they are pretty fun too. Their designer did a really great job. The lots are awesome.

Bobo22 (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:20 PM)
how many layers can you put on a pet?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:20 PM)
As many as you like. One of our testers got up to 500 just to see if he could...

TheSims2Fever198 (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:59 PM)
Any new fish tanks,and fish?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:28:59 PM)
Yes, a saltwater aquarium with tropical fishies.

coughie126 (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:10 PM)
Can you control the pets like the Sims?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:10 PM)
Yes and no. You cannot tell them where to go, but you can train them to do things you want them to do. It makes them a bit more random, like pets in real life.

Zach (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:35 PM)
Are there pet ghosts?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:35 PM)
We wouldn't want Sim ghosts to be lonely.

Smacky (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:39 PM)
What do you mean by 'layers on a pet'?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:39 PM)
When you create a cat or dog you can customize their fur using "layers". You can layer colors and markings to make the perfect pet.

aeflemin (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:59 PM)
Any new lots?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:29:59 PM)
Yes, there are new houses with families and some pets stores ready to use in your neighborhood.

Zach (Oct 5, 2006 2:30:45 PM)
Can pets be enemies??

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:30:45 PM)
Yes, pets can make friends or enemies a lot like Sims. They have relationship panels and everything.

johnson (Oct 5, 2006 2:31:18 PM)
Will birds fly into windows?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:31:18 PM)
Haha, no. This is a bird friendly pack.

FarleyWarley (Oct 5, 2006 2:31:50 PM)
Will pets have aspiration rewards? If so what will they do?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:31:50 PM)
The pets don't get their own aspiration rewards but there is a new "Kibble of Life" reward object that works like the Elixir of Life but for your pets.

alexis (Oct 5, 2006 2:32:08 PM)
What is your favourite new feature in the making of this expansion?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:32:08 PM)
My yellow lab once jumped into bed with my Sim. So simple, yet it reminded me so much of my dog back home.

Simsgirl9999 (Oct 5, 2006 2:32:29 PM)
What is your favorite breed in TS2Pets

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:32:29 PM)
Yellow Lab.

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:32:38 PM)
will there be new building options?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:32:38 PM)
Yes! We added diagonal roofs, diagonal rooms, octagonal rooms and a new flatten lot tool! You can also do some new things with floor tiles.

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:33:23 PM)
Hey Guys! Just Wondering Can Your pets Beg At The Table? And Can Your Sims Feed Your Pets From The Table?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:23 PM)
Yep.

thesplyr8 (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:25 PM)
will the cats jump on the counter and eat ur food that you have on the counte

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:25 PM)
Yes, your cats can get on the counter and will eat your food if you don't train them.

anixiia (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:44 PM)
In Create-A-Sim, can you take two registered breeds and mix them together into another breed, much like you would create a child?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:44 PM)
Totally. The genetics system lets you make all sorts of mutts.

lovette215 (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:46 PM)
what is the sledgehammer tool?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:33:46 PM)
It's a quicker way to delete a lot of things.

The C Man94 (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:05 PM)
Can you let pets lay on the bed? Or do you have to yell at them?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:05 PM)
You can train your pet to sleep on the bed a lot or never if you want. It's up to you.

handog71 (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:27 PM)
can you unlock crazy fur colors?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:27 PM)
Yes. Play careers and unlock great stuff!

anton (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:40 PM)
Please tell me if the PussyCat Dolls are in the sims2 pets

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:34:40 PM)
Don't Cha, the song is in the game in Simlish. The members of the group are not.

simmers98 (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:11 PM)
is there a new type of phone?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:11 PM)
Yes! Finally! It's a really sleek modern phone. You can hang it on the wall or put it on a surface (like the old one) but it's so pretty!!!

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:35:13 PM)
any new interraction with fish ?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:13 PM)
Cats love fish.

Soylent Sim (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:37 PM)
The pets question every kid wants to know. Can the dog really eat your homework? Happy

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:37 PM)
They love homework! Delicious.

Sims4life (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:51 PM)
Will dogs and cats throw up?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:35:51 PM)
They can indeed.

lookamor (Oct 5, 2006 2:36:58 PM)
Please tell us more about collars! are they chageable? how? buyable?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:36:58 PM)
Yes you can buy collars and you can change them by using the mirror to change your pets appearance.

GTNS (Oct 5, 2006 2:37:40 PM)
"Cats love fish." ~ MaxoidGrant. That means they'll eat our fish from the fistanks if we don't train them?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:37:40 PM)
They love to observe fish. It fascinates them.

Dante (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:07 PM)
What was your favorite part of making the game?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:07 PM)
Recreating my cats from home and seeing them do the same cat things they do in real life Happy

online (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:25 PM)
Can Pets Watch T.V.?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:25 PM)
Yep!

NSYNCCK06 (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:32 PM)
Why can womrats and birds die and not dogs and cats?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:32 PM)
All of them can die, not just womrats and birds. So sad!

TayrynJaneway (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:49 PM)
How long will a dog be a puppy?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:49 PM)
Lots of questions about lifespans coming in...here you go: puppy/kitten: 3 days, adult: 25ish, elder 5-10

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:38:51 PM)
What new foods will be shipping with pets?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:38:51 PM)
Dog food Happy

cinderspritzer (Oct 5, 2006 2:39:39 PM)
when changing pet appearance, can you change fur colors or just accessories?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:39:39 PM)
Fur color, markings and collars

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:40:07 PM)
If pet's dont have aspirations, does that mean it's always safe to feed them the Kibble of Life?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:08 PM)
It is.

The C Man94 (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:10 PM)
Will all puppies lok the same?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:10 PM)
They will inherit fur colors from their parents so they can be different colors.

simmers98 (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:14 PM)
what is the cutest trick your pet can learn?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:14 PM)
Play dead has the best animation, by far.

chantellesclub (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:42 PM)
do you think MaxisLittleL has been playing pets for too long

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:40:42 PM)
we've ALL been playing pets for too long Happy

mancbird27 (Oct 5, 2006 2:41:02 PM)
will strays be able to wander into your house like on unleashed?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:41:02 PM)
Yes, with special rules to make them not annoying. Happy

Aelsim (Oct 5, 2006 2:41:13 PM)
Is it as hard to potty train pets in the game as it is in real life?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:41:13 PM)
I wouldn't say it's "hard" but it takes time, just like it really does.

geo (Oct 5, 2006 2:42:09 PM)
What are the interactions that come with the parrots?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:42:09 PM)
Teach to talk (builds CHA), play with, talk to, carry, open cage (so they fly around)...

boo (Oct 5, 2006 2:42:36 PM)
What do dogs do, while their owner is away? Do they have a daycare?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:42:36 PM)
If you've trained them, they'll behave well and play around the house, otherwise, you might come home to a big mess.

tilly040 (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:04 PM)
What is the biggest litter that they can have? Will this be affected by the number of other pets on your lot?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:04 PM)
Your pets can have a maximum of four puppies or kittens. Yeah, it's affected by the number of people and pets on the lot.

LexxiSym (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:22 PM)
Can a pet run away even if it's happy?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:22 PM)
Very rare. If something freaks them out, they might bolt.

malignkisses (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:30 PM)
can you kick a pet out ? or do they just run away on their own if their mistreated?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:30 PM)
You can give a pet up for adoption or he might run away if you're not nice.

Elzapup (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:44 PM)
Can they reallly destroy things, i mean cats

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:43:44 PM)
Their claws are vicious and razor sharp. Leather cowers before them.

x-files (Oct 5, 2006 2:44:04 PM)
How do you potty train a dog or cat exactly?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:44:04 PM)
You praise the dog for going to the bathroom outside or the cat for using the litter box and you scold them if they go on the floor.

cg_Zoe (Oct 5, 2006 2:44:16 PM)
Can you get rid of a pet if you don't want it anymore?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:44:16 PM)
You can put it up for adoption...

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:45:16 PM)
How do you sell pets without having a buisness?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:45:17 PM)
You can sell a pet to a neighbor.

alexis (Oct 5, 2006 2:45:37 PM)
What feature of this game will appeal to builder players?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:45:37 PM)
You can rotate floor tiles, new room tools, sledgehammer tool. There's some fun stuff.

pedantic79 (Oct 5, 2006 2:45:51 PM)
will cats sleep all day?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:45:51 PM)
If they are lazy, they might.

lyra (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:04 PM)
Are there new wants assosiated with pets?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:04 PM)
Yes, your Sims will want to play with and train pets, they want and fear things for pets just like family members.

cinderspritzer (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:15 PM)
can you give the pets away to a neighbor?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:15 PM)
Yes

Aziqiel (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:51 PM)
Can pets eat leftovers?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:51 PM)
If they can get a hold of them, they might.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 2:46:59 PM)
Just a reminder guys - the chat will be ending at 3:15 PDT. We're going to answer the last batch of questions Happy

TisTaiOre (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:12 PM)
How much can a well trained pet be sold for?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:12 PM)
It's calculated based on their behaviors and tricks.

jdavij20033 (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:26 PM)
If you adopt a stray, will a new stray be generated like townies?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:27 PM)
Yes

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:27 PM)
5000 Simoleons is a pretty awesomely trained pet.

ClanMacCloud (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:40 PM)
Can you get a lot of training done in the puppy stage or do you have to wait until they are adults?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:40 PM)
You can work on a few things, like potty training them.

Aaroc200 (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:47 PM)
Will pets appear on the relationship bars with regular sims or will they have their own special place?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:47:47 PM)
They are in the regular relationship bar.

darkbender226 (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:16 PM)
Will a pug puppy be the same size as a Great Dane pup, or will pup sizes all be the same?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:16 PM)
puppies and kittens are all the same size - cute!

jimmysim (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:22 PM)
Can your sims own pets in college? If so will they be able to take them with them when they graduate?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:22 PM)
Cats and dogs are sadly not allowed in college, but caged animals are.

SimVagabundo (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:33 PM)
How many new items we are going to have in this expansion pack?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:33 PM)
There's a lot of stuff. The new atomic items are some of my favorite.

simsfan95173 (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:48 PM)
After a pet is created, do they appear in the family bin to join in to a house?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:48:48 PM)
You can either make a family with pets included or make pets only and merge them into a house

boo (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:31 PM)
Is there a certain aspiration that dislikes dog/fears them?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:32 PM)
Wealth sims that dont' have enough money might worry about having a pet but they eventually come around. Pretty much everybody loves pets Happy

Bellatrix (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:36 PM)
Can a Sim be both a vampire and a werewolf at the same time?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:36 PM)
You can be a vampire werewolf zombie if you want. Your Sim will be a weird one!

Carpe Simsem (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:45 PM)
Is it true that pets can have two different color eyes?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:49:45 PM)
Yes, both dogs and cats.

ClanMacCloud (Oct 5, 2006 2:50:02 PM)
Do families pay for the pets merged into the house?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:50:02 PM)
Nope.

Orbital7 (Oct 5, 2006 2:50:10 PM)
Will any items have catnap for the cats?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:50:10 PM)
We couldn't make a pets game without catnip Happy

GTNS (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:03 PM)
Please! Is there any new (sub-)neighborhood? If not, what does make that little pawprint button in the upper left corner of our neighborhoods?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:03 PM)
No, there is not a new neighborhood. You get new lots. The button gives you information about the pack, we wanted you to get a new icon up there Happy

WhyYouLittle05 (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:33 PM)
Could a Sim be a Vampire-Werewolf-Zombie-Alien? XD

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:33 PM)
Yes. They are absolutely ridiculous.

Paulacourt99 (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:46 PM)
Can pets break things like a radio?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:51:46 PM)
Fear the pets, destroyers of all.

Tace (Oct 5, 2006 2:52:45 PM)
Do dogs like to 'sing' along to the radio?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:52:45 PM)
more like howl.... but yes.

alexis (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:11 PM)
What feature of this game will appeal to storytelling players?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:11 PM)
Pretty much everything. The interactions, tricks, animations -- this is one of the biggest storytelling packs ever.

Starr3775 (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:26 PM)
If an untrained pet visits your house, can they destroy your funiture?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:26 PM)
If you let them in they can but otherwise they'll stay out.

Fresh-Prince (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:51 PM)
can pets get skunked?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:53:51 PM)
Yeah...they may need a shower afterwards. The skunk is hilarious.

Elzapup (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:01 PM)
Can you costomize the markings? Like a small or large patch on the back?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:01 PM)
You can choose from lots of markings and mix and match them but you can't change the size of a particular marking.

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:54:18 PM)
When you invite a sim over, can you invite his/her pet as well?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:18 PM)
Yes, you can now choose exactly what members of a family you want to invite over all at once.

lindsmott (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:43 PM)
What kind of information will the new encyclopedia feature offer? Will it offer some new information for long-time sim players?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:43 PM)
We compiled all the Game Tips into a little database in options. All the old game tips are here, as well as the new ones. We also threw in some game tips that won't appear in game.

laurn1020 (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:44 PM)
i heard you can take walks, is that like taking a spin in a car, or do you actually go?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:44 PM)
I'ts like taking a spin

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 2:54:44 PM)
Can Pets Cry?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:54:44 PM)
They whine when they're sad...or whimper.

Tassie (Oct 5, 2006 2:55:13 PM)
If any of you could be a pet from the game, what would you be and why?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:55:13 PM)
Womrats. Those cute dudes have all the fun.

qtsomeone91 (Oct 5, 2006 2:55:15 PM)
how do you give your pets a bath?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:55:15 PM)
Dogs can be given baths in regular bathtubs. Cats keep themselves clean.

amoreena (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:14 PM)
Will we be able to name our birds and womrats?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:14 PM)
Totally. I often played with the Womrat of Doom.

Fggy82 (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:37 PM)
How many sizes of dogs are there?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:37 PM)
Big dogs and small dogs. So, 2.

amoreena (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:43 PM)
Can womrats roam around your Sim's floor? (Please answer!)

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:56:43 PM)
No, they would get lost Happy

Kristhegameguy (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:07 PM)
Can pets use the TV?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:07 PM)
They can't turn it on (no thumbs!) but they can appreciate one that is on.

simmers98 (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:34 PM)
what kind of toys are there for pets?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:34 PM)
dog bone chew toy, catnip mouse, and cat tower to name a few

wzp2020 (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:40 PM)
i heard that you had to carry pets up and down stairs, please tell me thats false

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:57:40 PM)
Dogs and cats can run up and down stairs. Puppies and kittens need a little help from your Sims, though.

Telomian (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:04 PM)
Can you call like your friend's pet on the phone to invite over? Is there a way to invite pets to your house?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:04 PM)
You can call a friend and invite them to come over with their pet.

Heavenly7410 (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:11 PM)
Does the womrats mean the same as a guinea pig?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:11 PM)
Womrat means a lot of things. It's the Uber Rodent.

SoCalScriptGal (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:15 PM)
If your pet dies, will he have an urn and can you mourn them?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:15 PM)
Yes, and vice versa....it's quite touching and sad.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 2:58:43 PM)
We have two more minutes left! We're going to go ahead and take the last few questions and then say goodbye.

Karrieness (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:16 PM)
How old does a Sim have to be to become a werewolf?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:16 PM)
Teens and up love to howl if they get the chance.

elar (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:23 PM)
Can the skunk be adopted?

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:23 PM)
No, but you can befriend him/her if you're very very lucky.

MaRiSa7393 (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:27 PM)
will there be new floorings

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:27 PM)
of course!

MaRiSa7393 (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:31 PM)
will there be new floorings

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:31 PM)
Yep, new walls and floors.

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 2:59:44 PM)
And new floors!!!

Guest(Oct 5, 2006 3:00:12 PM)
Can you lock a door for a specific pet?

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 3:00:12 PM)
You can lock pets out, but not specific pets.

Mrs.AmyMears (Oct 5, 2006 3:00:12 PM)
Are There Any New Lifetime Wants????

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 3:00:12 PM)
Yes, mostly for the family type Sims... Happy

Tassie (Oct 5, 2006 3:00:39 PM)
How well will the pets be able to react to things? Like, our sims react if another sim stinks. Will pets be able to get angry or offended at what other sims or pets do?

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 3:00:39 PM)
Pets will react to the world around them like Sims do.

SoCalScriptGal (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:10 PM)
Can they swim in the pool and bite the mailman? Not at the same time of course.

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:10 PM)
Pets can't swim in the pool and they might chase the mailman, but he's pretty fast....

MaxoidGrant (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:42 PM)
Later guys!

Trent97106 (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:45 PM)
Thank you so much for having this chat, and for making Pets, you've made a lot of simmers very happy

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:45 PM)
Thanks! We really hope you guys enjoy it. Happy

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:48 PM)
Thanks for the great questions! See ya later!

MaxisHunter! (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:55 PM)
Byee all!

MaxisLittleL (Oct 5, 2006 3:01:58 PM)
Bye-bye!

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 3:02:02 PM)
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MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 12:49:21 PM)
Welcome to The Sims 2 Pets Console & Handheld chat, everyone!

Crystal_Pink (Oct 5, 2006 12:50:33 PM)
when will pets be released?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:50:33 PM)
Pets will be out on console on October 17th.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 12:50:43 PM)
Just a reminder, this is a chat with the *console and handheld* teams. No PC questions in this chat, guys Happy

Fireyvedel (Oct 5, 2006 12:51:21 PM)
hay, how long have you been working on the ts2 pets? ps hope you all at maxis are well

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:51:21 PM)
We've been working on it for over a year. We had a ton of fun working on it so we're very happy Happy

PugLove888 (Oct 5, 2006 12:51:34 PM)
How will the console versions of Pets differ from the PC version?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 12:51:34 PM)
The console version is a stand-alone game concentrates almost exclusively on pets and their owners.

simfantastic2 (Oct 5, 2006 12:52:21 PM)
Hello, what a pleasure to chat with you! You people are just wonderful! So here's my question. What made you come up with the idea to bring the pets to console and handheld and not only a new expansion pack for the pc? Thank you very much!

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:52:21 PM)
There are so many fun ideas for gameplay in the Pets theme. Each platform gives us a chance to explore different ideas about the central theme of Pets.

simfantastic2 (Oct 5, 2006 12:53:14 PM)
What is your favorite thing about pets for PSP?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:53:14 PM)
There is a unique house building system on PSP that is a lot of fun to play with. I really like using it because I can quickly build any house I can think of.

sagelovvve (Oct 5, 2006 12:54:14 PM)
How will the console game compare to the pc version

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 12:54:14 PM)
The console game takes place in a small town that has dedicated itself almost completely to the needs of pets and their owners. Even the downtown area, which is a new concept for a console game this year, is dedicated largely to the needs of the cats and dogs that people bring downtown.

Strange27Player (Oct 5, 2006 12:54:15 PM)
Can you have pet grooming services, like a pet wash

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:54:15 PM)
In the DS game, you run a pet care center so you get to clean, groom and dress up all of the dogs and cats in your town.

Chris (Oct 5, 2006 12:55:07 PM)
in the PSP version of The Sims 2: Pets, Will it be just like the sims 2 for psp?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:55:07 PM)
The design is very different for Sims 2 Pets. It's an open-ended Sims game where you get to customize any lot you want and build up families of Sims and Pets however you like.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 12:55:59 PM)
Just another reminder - this is the console and handheld chat. The PC chat will be held at 2:30 PDT.

GTNS (Oct 5, 2006 12:56:52 PM)
Will "The Sims 2: Pets" for GBA have goals to accomplish like the previous GBA Sim-games?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:56:52 PM)
Yes, there are a ton of goals to achieve in the GBA game. You move into a pet-crazy town and you get to build up your reputation as a pet trainer, pet walker, pet doctor, parapsychologist and more. There are so many goals and secrets to unlock in the game. We're very proud of it.

Charon (Oct 5, 2006 12:57:09 PM)
How hard was it to make Pets? I imagine it would have taken a good long time to make all those animations!

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 12:57:09 PM)
It did take a lot of work on all sides: artists, engineers, designers, audio specialists, etc. etc., but it really was a labor of love. I can't tell you how exciting it was for me to sit down and try to figure out the essential nature of, say, a really messy dog then ask artists to try and re-create that messines. Or, for example, work with the artists to try to convey Doofiness in a way that will be immediately obvious.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 12:58:24 PM)
How will the DS version implement the stylus?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:58:24 PM)
We use the stylus for almost all of the controls and interfaces in the DS game. The stylus opens up a ton of cool, creative options for the player. You use it to play with Pets, command your Sim, interact with objects, and modify the layout of your furniture.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 12:59:51 PM)
is there buymode/build mode in the ds version?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 12:59:51 PM)
Yes, you can buy and arrange furniture, objects and tools for your pet care center. You can even change the layout of the town park! Eventually, you earn enough money to buy bigger and cooler homes and offices.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:00:17 PM)
Can we create a pet and then adopt it in our home?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:00:17 PM)
Yes, you can create a pet at the beginning of the game. We are proud of many different things in this game, but I think Create a Pet is definitely one of the best thing in the game. It is amazing how many different combinations of dogs and cats you can create.

sparkedsim (Oct 5, 2006 1:01:46 PM)
With the Handheld versions, do you have to program them from scratch or do they get built from the original???

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:01:46 PM)
All of the handheld versions are unique.

dalmations4life1 (Oct 5, 2006 1:03:17 PM)
do the cats/dogs get to wear clothes if you wanted them to?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:03:17 PM)
Yes. At first, I was a little scared by the idea of pets wearing clothes, because in real life I look a little funny at people who put their german shepherd's in little cashmere sweaters, but oh man. When I saw in our game a cat walking around with a top hat, I really felt like we had hit a home run. You have to see it to believe it. We have shirts, hats, glasses, shoes, bandanas and all kinds of different collars and other accessories to help juice up your pet.

PugLove888 (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:10 PM)
So, does that mean that there will be breeds that exist in real life, as well as new breeds that you can create yourself?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:10 PM)
You can create any dog or cat that you can imagine in the console versions. The Create-a-Pet feature is so much fun to play with. You can also choose from popular dog and cat breeds. During the game, pets can breed to create unique puppies and kittens.

Amelia (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:37 PM)
Can the pets wear clothes in the ds version?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:37 PM)
Yes, pets can wear clothing, collars and hats. It's very cute.

lovette215 (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:55 PM)
how fat can we make our pets?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:04:55 PM)
very Happy

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:05:31 PM)
how many pets can you have?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:05:31 PM)
Every house must have one human Sim plus space for five other Sims, whether those Sims are humans or pets. SO, in total, you can have 5 pets per house, which is crazy fun and a bit challenging.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:05:43 PM)
Is hillary duff in all of the console versions?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:05:44 PM)
Hilary Duff appears in the PS2, Gamecube and Nintendo DS games.

Trent97106 (Oct 5, 2006 1:06:47 PM)
Had you always planned on creating a Pet's game, or was it the begging from the players that made you decide to?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:06:47 PM)
Both. We get so many good ideas from the community. However, we like the idea of Pets just as much as the community. It's something that we've wanted to do for a long time.

Hanihuni9 (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:18 PM)
Can we change the face size of our pets in CAP the way we will be able to in the PC version?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:18 PM)
In the console versions, you can morph your pets face in a variety of ways. It's a very cool creativity tool.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:49 PM)
What non-pet additions are in the console versions?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:50 PM)
We have added a new downtown area. The PC version has had a downtown for a number of years, but this is a new thing for console. Also, the size of the town increases as the player advances in the game. The buildings get more ooo lah lah (or however you spell that) and more people move into the town.

VASHORTYGIRL01 (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:53 PM)
Will the puppies and kittens grow up to be adult dogs or will they stay little?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:07:53 PM)
Puppies and kittens do grow up Happy

Heavenly7410 (Oct 5, 2006 1:08:31 PM)
Will be a new music in game?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:08:31 PM)
Yes, we have an entirely new list of music this year.

skittles51194 (Oct 5, 2006 1:10:04 PM)
Will there be puggles?? Happy

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:10:04 PM)
yes Happy

lovette215 (Oct 5, 2006 1:10:24 PM)
are you all secretly llamas?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:10:24 PM)
yes

Trent97106 (Oct 5, 2006 1:11:31 PM)
What are some of the interactions we can have with our sim pets?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:11:31 PM)
The Sim can train pets in several tricks, socialize with them, play with them, feed them, bathe them and generally take care of their well-being.

ZC (Oct 5, 2006 1:11:38 PM)
Can Pets be aliens, zombies or vampires?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:11:38 PM)
There are alien pets in the PSP version

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:12:07 PM)
can you buy/sell animals?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:12:07 PM)
Yes. You can buy and sell your pets.

Fangree_Craig (Oct 5, 2006 1:13:01 PM)
Will there be a Free play open ended mode like in previous console Sims games?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:13:01 PM)
The console game is entirely free play. You can build up your families and the town however you like.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:13:44 PM)
When pets pass on do they have their own little grave markers?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:13:44 PM)
Pets will not die in our game. If you neglect your pet, they will run away after passing out a couple times.

mike (Oct 5, 2006 1:14:00 PM)
Do the Pets need to be potty trained?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:14:00 PM)
Cats know how to use the litter box, but you have to train dogs to go outside. You can even train cats to use the toilet.

squirrel7284 (Oct 5, 2006 1:15:19 PM)
are there any cool minigames in pets?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:15:19 PM)
There are a ton of cool minigames in the NDS and GBA versions. My favorite GBA minigame is the flea-catching game. My favorite NDS minigame is the cooking minigame. You get to pick your food ingredients and then you have to keep the temperature just-right for the right amount of time. It's funny when you don't get it right.

GTNS (Oct 5, 2006 1:16:02 PM)
Isn't it hard to manage all our Sims' and pets' needs?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:16:02 PM)
There will be some challenge in this, just as there is some challenge in managing a large family, but pets will also take care of themselves to a large degree if you set up the right conditions. So, if you have a couple dogs and you place a dog house, some food and some toys, they will be able to do fairly well, especially if they have another pet to play with.

PugLove888 (Oct 5, 2006 1:16:39 PM)
Will the there be wants and fears in the console version for the animals?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:16:39 PM)
Yes, pets have wants in the console version. Sims are rewarded for satisfying their pet wants with pet points that can be used to purchase things in the town square.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:17:16 PM)
Can you make robo pets?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:17:16 PM)
You can make robotic pets in the PSP version

Fangree_Craig (Oct 5, 2006 1:18:34 PM)
Is there any treats you can give your dog if they do something good?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:18:34 PM)
you can give your pets treats in the console version to encourage them during training.

Trent97106 (Oct 5, 2006 1:19:10 PM)
What is the most interesting or funny thing a pet can do?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:19:11 PM)
The list is long. One feature I really like is the idea of pet personalities, especially the pigpen and snooty pets. A pigpen pet not only likes big messes, he goes out of his way to find them and roll in them and / or eat them. And a finicky pet will raise a pretty big fuss if you don't keep his dish absolutely clean. So I love setting up situations where a messy cat and a finicky cat lives in the same house. It creates a pretty big ruckus.

tbatch (Oct 5, 2006 1:20:28 PM)
Is there a true storyline in the sims pets or is it just looking after pets?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:20:28 PM)
There is a real story line in the GBA version. In the console and PSP versions, you help to build up the town that you live in so you can really tell your own story.

squirrel7284 (Oct 5, 2006 1:20:48 PM)
any favorite moments while designing the game?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:20:48 PM)
I really enjoyed researching all the personalities for the different breeds in the game. I mistakenly thought that cats and dogs had pretty simple personalities, but they do differ pretty widely in the personality department and we tried to catch these quirks when creating the established breeds.

drewkruel (Oct 5, 2006 1:21:57 PM)
how does this game look on the consoles?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:21:57 PM)
We're really happy with the graphics, especially the home and town square lots. The backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous.

stjimmy797 (Oct 5, 2006 1:22:01 PM)
Will pets have relationships with each other?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:22:01 PM)
Yes, and these relationships will be very important. Pets can be both friends and enemies and they each will have different ideas about who "owns" a particular object. If Fido and Buster both think that the rope toy is theirs, a fight may erupt, even if they are friends.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 1:22:37 PM)
Ok guys, we have a few more minutes left! We're going to take the last batch of questions and wrap the chat up in about 10 minutes.

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:23:49 PM)
If we say, train our pets, will we be able to unlock more new commands?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:23:50 PM)
Yes. We tried to use as much common sense as possible when tiering the commands. For example, before a pet can dance, he needs to learn how to stand in place. Before a pet can guard, he needs to learn how to stay.

drkcld1991 (Oct 5, 2006 1:24:17 PM)
Maxis First you guys are the best and i love u guys. Is there a exact release date for the ds version?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:24:17 PM)
October 31st

Guest (Oct 5, 2006 1:25:02 PM)
Will pets belong to a specific member of the family or will all pets just be a "family pet"?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:25:02 PM)
Pets belong to the family, but each pet will have one master.

ashleymm (Oct 5, 2006 1:25:50 PM)
are there any new foods in the sims 2 pets

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:25:50 PM)
Yes. We have increased the number of ingredients available in our create a food system. We now have new things like tofu and llama meat. A crowd pleaser.

hoganimi (Oct 5, 2006 1:26:19 PM)
whats your favorite trick that a pet can do?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:26:19 PM)
I think it's really funny when Pets dance Happy

Megsimadic (Oct 5, 2006 1:27:24 PM)
Whats the most challenging thing to do in each of the console games?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:27:24 PM)
The most challenging goal in the GBA game is to unlock the Statue in the town center. Good luck !

DemonOfJustice (Oct 5, 2006 1:27:52 PM)
Can you make your own food for pets?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:27:52 PM)
Yes you can. If you have any leftovers from your human meal, you can use a mixer to turn the leftovers into pet food of different qualities. So, if you grind up a lobster, you get great pet food. If you grind up an orange with some butter, the result may not be quite as good.

theboid28 (Oct 5, 2006 1:28:41 PM)
Can we take our pets to the park?

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:28:41 PM)
Yes you may. The park will provide a great opportunity for you and your pet to meet other Sims and other pets.

simfantastic2 (Oct 5, 2006 1:28:59 PM)
Can you be your pet in PSP or you just control one sim?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:28:59 PM)
In the PSP version, you control all of the Sims in each family. You never actually control the pets, but you can teach commands to your pets. If the pets are smart, they will learn fast but doofus pets need more time and patience.

kristikay (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:14 PM)
thanks for all your hard work!

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:14 PM)
You are certainly very welcome. We had a lot of fun making this and we hope you guys have as much fun playing it. Thanks for taking the time to join us today :).

NSYNCCK06 (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:33 PM)
I love you guys thank you fore making pets. are there any new cool clothes?

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:33 PM)
You can get cool clothes for your pets like shirts, hats, collars, scarves and glasses.

MaxoidMel (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:50 PM)
Thank you all for chatting with MaxoidBen and MaxoidJoe about The Sims 2 Pets for Console & Handheld! We'd like to ask everyone to sign out at this time. We hope to see you at 2:30 PDT to chat with The Sims 2 for PC!

MaxoidBen (Oct 5, 2006 1:29:56 PM)
Thanks for coming everyone! This was awesome Happy

MaxoidJoe (Oct 5, 2006 1:30:07 PM)
Thanks guys!

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