‘s maise Dragon Valley

I’ve been a huge fan of the Monte Vista world, Dragon Valley world now has shared first place. Dragon Valley is equally as gorgeous Monte Vista but where Monte Vista is very bright, Dragon Valley has a dark and medieval feel to it. Perfect for storytelling and for those people who love fantasy.

‘s maise Dragon Valley means Dragon Valley is beautiful in Gaelic! As this world was inspired by Ireland/Scotland we needed some Gaelic in this article!

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Dragons

Then there are baby dragons. Seriously, there are baby dragons. They bring great perks and my favourite is instantly harvesting all the plants that the green dragon does. The purple dragon is great for the charisma skill as it summons a new friend. Need 1 more friend to level up your charisma, no problem!

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The red dragon is more for the evil sims, as it likes to set Sims on fire, although it can also help with your athletic skill. While I don’t have the Armoured Black dragon myself it does seem to be a very mysterious dragon that can help your Sim against death.

Dragon Color Perks
Green
  • Talk about Gardening (increase Gardening skill)
  • Harvest Plants
  • Summon Treasure
  • Mark of the Green Dragon (moodlet that boosts Hunger and Bladder motives)
Purple
  • Talk about Charisma (increase Charisma skill)
  • Summon a Friend
  • Summon Someone new (instantly becomes friends with the new Sim)
  • Be the Life of the Party
  • Cast Rune Charm on … (gives +20 moodlet to that Sim for 12h)
  • Mark of Purple Dragon (moodlet that boosts Fun and Social motives)
Red
  • Talk about Athletic (increase Athletic skill)
  • Shoot Fireball at …
  • Cast Fiery Torment on …
  • Mark of the Red Dragon (moodlet that boosts Energy and Hygeine motives)
Black
  • Talk about Logic (increase Logic skill)
  • Summon Ghost
  • Summon Death Flower (can be used to evade the Grim Reaper)
  • Cast Phantasmal Curse on … (turns them into a Zombie for 6h)

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The world

This world is very playable, while it is a big world to get to most of the rabbit holes you only have to travel to the center of town and that does not take a long time. As always though the world does not come with rabbit holes for the expansion packs, I really wish they would make equestrian centers and film studios work in other worlds.

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The world team always pick 1 rabbit hole to focus on, to make it extra special and beautiful. This time that was the School. Here are some shots of the school from every angle.

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But every other rabbit hole is just as gorgeous at the school, honestly the only difference in gorgeousness in the rabbit hole is that the school is bigger than the rest.

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Then there are many spots that your Sims can relax, even a swamp area. What I really like is all the secret spots that have ruins or graveyards.

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Familiar names and places

The creators love to add easter eggs and puns to the world, and here are a few we’ve discovered already:

Nessie Lochlan lives next to the lake, not a reference to the lochness monster at all!

 Screenshot-109abbywideThe real Loch Ness.

Then you have Morida, a feisty, athletic redhead, who is the  daughter of the mayor, Seamus O’Connell.  Hmm, why does she make me want to get the venue, to give her a bow and arrow?

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There’s an Elvish family called Mithrilen; in many fantasy world, mirthil is a silver-like material – think Frodo’s chain mail in Lord of the Rings.

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Robin Hooley (who is a thief) and his wife Marian live near Nessie Lochlan.

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Finally, there’s the Dolan family – Finn rescued his wife from a wolf attack, and now lives with her and her elderly grandma.  Sarah, his wife, is said to have an affinity for red hoods!

Screenshot-92Our returning family is the Burbs.  Well, they’re not quite the Burbs yet!  The story goes that Jennifer and John were on a world trip before the wedding, and ended up stranded in Dragon Valley.  Timewise, that places Dragon Valley somewhere after Sims 1, where they were children, and before Sims 2, where they were married and living in Pleasantview.  How their story turns out now though, is up to you.

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Don’t they look a bit out of place in the world?

Conclusion

In conclusion, I think this world is fantastic. Leaving the prettiness aside for a moment, the addition of Purple and Green Dragons truly takes away a few frustrating parts (charisma skill building and harvesting plants).  Those dragons alone make Dragon Valley worth buying even  if you rarely play in this world. Every game I play will most likely have dragons now, even when it does not fit in the storyline. Next to that I just love all the references to the faerie tales and stories I grew up with.

We want to thank The US, UK and NL Sims teams for providing us with review copies of Dragon Valley. Make sure to link their Facebook pages!

Contests!

Now we have a 3 Dragon Valley worlds to give away and will be doing this in 3 ways.

  1. Comment on this post and Sunday at 3PM CET (2 PM BST, 9am EST) we will pick one random winner! Done!
  2. Then tomorrow (June 1st) at 3 PM CET (2 PM BST, 9am EST) we will be hosting a spot the difference contest. Done!
  3. The final way will be on twitter, you will have to retweet a post, find the instructions on @platinumsimmers now! Done!

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87 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

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  2. I’d like to join and have a chance of winning this world. Thanks for making this giveaway possible.

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  3. Thank you for this opportunity, I would love to have dragon valley I only have sunset valley and riverview so its getting pretty boring, love the idea of having dragons! Thanks again! 🙂

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  4. Thank you for this review! It really makes me want Dragon Valley. If I don’t win the contest, I’ll probably buy it in retail stores in August.

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  5. I’d like to be counted for a chance to win. If I may.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Hello I love sims and I really wanna play this . The review was amazing and I would love to play this

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  7. Thanks for hosting a contest for those of us wanting this beautiful world!

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  8. Dragon Valley is cool! Want to win it, but good luck to everyone!

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  9. How cute, I didn’t know about the fairy tale characters! I’m also very pleased they brought back the Burbs:)

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  10. Dragon Valley is so cool. What a great contest! 🙂

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  11. I would like to enter! I’m so stoked for Dragon Valley!

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  12. i love medieval stuff! would love to win this!

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  13. Favorite world theme by far.

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  14. Lol! Thank you ver much!!

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  15. Thanks for the oppurtunity!!

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  16. Very nice review, I think the dragons are soo cute;love the Purple and Green dragon. Gardens are my favorite part of the game along with collecting stuff.. I also think it’s really nice of you guys to be doing these events. Thanks for this opportunity. : )

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  17. Cant wai to do a royal take over of this town..well once i get it

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  18. wow! Great opportunity to all of us. I would like to win a One of these to blend it with my Supernatural Gameplay

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  19. Thanks you so much for this offer, and your site is the great reference about the sims games
    5 STARS *****

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  20. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone participating! Can’t wait to experience the wonder and beauty of Dragon Valley soon!

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  21. I’d love to win a copy, thank you!

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  22. thanks! this world looks so amazing, i would love to win it =]

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  23. Awesome giveaway! Thanks! I’d love to win.

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  24. Yay! I love this world! Want!

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  25. I would really like to win! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  26. I’m sure this world would fit perfectly with my medieval family, Yup!

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  27. Dear Platinumsimmers 🙂 I would be the happiest person ever to win this amazing world, it’s so beautiful! I really would like to enter, and thank you for hosting the contest 🙂
    Patrick

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  28. O.o that school looks amazing.. And that clock tower with it <3
    Need to be in it to win it :3

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  29. The premades sound really awsome

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  30. Oh please, I want this!
    Thank you for hosting this. 😀

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  31. Seen the images and this world looks awesome!

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  32. Wow this world looks amazing 🙂
    The dragons are sooo cute

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  33. I would so love to be the winner of dragon valley xxx

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  34. Am totaly using this to make some of the homes in Skyrim!!!! Also…DRAGONS OMG DRAGONS HELL YES!!!!

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  35. I would love to have Dragon Valley. I love dragons.

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  36. Trying to decide if I want this one. Might wait for a deal…

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  37. Hooray!Can’t wait to have a play!

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  38. I am here too. This world does not look bad.

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  39. Awesom review and game!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Great review, really enjoyed reading that 🙂

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  41. Looks amazing! review is awesome, there’s so much about it that I didn’t imagine!!

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  42. Awesome review now i REALLYY want dragon valley

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  43. Oh this world looks very awesome! Can’t wait to play in it myself!

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  44. Thanks for the awesome review. The new world looks amazingly fun. Please enter me in for the drawing!

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  45. I really wish I could play dragon valley- mostly because I like the medieval aspects and appearance. SO PRETTY.

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  46. Thank-You for your

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  47. This review really makes me want to get this! Every time a new world comes out I always struggle with whether or not it’s worth the money to buy it, but this time it really looks worth it! I’m so excited for dragons!

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  48. Thank-You so very much for your Review and beautiful Pictures of Dragon Valley. Buying University just last month and the totally stylish “Fifth Avenue” Clothing Set that I just had to have for my Business Graduates and lastly I have Island Paradise on Pre-Order for this month…I really love to win Dragon Valley…My Sims “Money Tree” is tapped out, Lol…
    Thank-You!

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  49. Awesome review! Dragon valley looks awesome.

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  50. I’d really love to play in this world!!!!!

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  51. Dragons are the best! The greatest world yet! So beautiful 🙂 Ty for the review platinumsimmers!

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  52. I’ve wanted dragons since The Sims 3 base game! The Sims: Makin’ Magic was my favorite expansion ever, and now that I FINALLY have Supernatural, I now need dragons to complete my nostalgia xD

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  53. Thanks for the review & giveaway! Good luck everyone!

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  54. This world looks absolutely gorgeous! Would love a copy for myself.

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  55. This world sounds awesome! Definitely want to get it! 😀

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  56. Wow, thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  57. Dragon Valley looks gorgeous. 🙂

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  58. Thanks for hosting. 😀

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  59. Ermahgerd! Baby dragons 😮

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  60. DV is by far the best store world from Sims 3 yet. Looks great, and thanks for the giveaway. 😀

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  61. This review is epic. The store team did an awesome job with this world.

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  62. Woo, fire-breathing dragons. 😛

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  63. Can’t wait to garden with the green dragons. 🙂 The rabbit holes are also looking good, and thanks for your generosity with hosting this contest. 😉

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  64. Reminds me sooo much of Makin’ Magic. Thanks! 🙂

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  65. This world is lovely, can’t wait!

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  66. Bah, it looks beautiful. 😀 Raising trouble with the red dragons shall be fun. :K

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  67. This world is very beautiful, I would love to have a chance and win! Thank you for both the review and the giveaway!

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  68. PLEASE! As someone who works at a Renaissance Faire, this would be perfect for me!

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  69. Great review and thanks for the giveaway. Dragon Valley looks very pleasing to the eye and the dragons are so darn cute!

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  70. Thanks for the review and having the giveaway. This world has surprised me with how beautiful it looks.

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  71. Looks like a really cool world! Good luck to all involved.

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  72. This review really shows that the world is worth it!

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  73. Ohh yes please, it’s dragons!

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