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#1 Old 8th Jan 2013 at 11:31 PM Last edited by matrix54 : 9th Jun 2013 at 7:19 PM.
Default Things I've Seen/Heard/Read About in The Sims 3: Island Paradise


Welcome to Isla Paradiso!
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Let your Sims escape to their own island paradise, complete with sparkling waters and sun-drenched beaches in The Sims™ 3 Island Paradise. They can explore by boat, go scuba diving, live in a houseboat or even build and run their own resorts. Nautical Sims can discover new islands, uncover sunken treasure, or even befriend a mermaid! With innovative features never before seen in The Sims™ PC franchise and a world of new possibilities on land and in sea, your Sims will have an unforgettable adventure in their own island paradise.

Game Features:
• Set sail for adventure: Your Sims can now take off across the waves to discover new islands and explore like never before, whether by paddleboat, speedboat, or fully customizable houseboat! What will you discover?

• Build the best resort in the islands: Specialize in waterslides and buffet tables to attract families, build pool bars where single Sims can meet and flirt, or create a romantic retreat dotted with bungalows. How you choose your amenities and set your prices will affect your reviews and profits. Get a high enough star rating, and you’ll soon be rolling in Simoleons!

• Dive into the blue: See what surprises await beneath the sea! As your Sims build their snorkeling and scuba diving skills, they may find themselves on the shore of a new island or discover a long-lost treasure.

• Boat sweet boat: Whether your Sims love the water or just love exploring, there is a range of fully customizable houseboats that can be moored at any open port. If your Sims tire of the view, they can just cruise on to a new locale!

• Build over the water: New stilted foundations give your Sims the best of both worlds—a home that’s partially on the water and partially on land. Build a resort, create travelling houseboats, and customize your very own island paradise for your Sims!

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This EP is similar to:
-Vacation
-World Adventures
-Bon Voyage
-Sunlit Tides

Furniture Style(s):
-Boat
-Caribbean
-Spanish
-Modern
-Resort
-Ocean

Build Style(s):
-Caribbean
-Spanish
-Ocean

Clothing Styles(s):
-

Limited Edition:

Buy:
-All-In-On Bathroom [Boat]
-Shower Tub [Spanish]
-Hot Tub [Modern]
-Hot Tub [Modern]

-Folding Glass Top Dining Table [Caribbean]
-Dining Table with Stencil [Caribbean]
-Makeshift End Table
-End Table [Spanish]
-Makeshift Coffee Table
-Drink Coolers Coffee Table [Caribbean]
-Coffee Table [Spanish]

-Bed [Modern]
-Makeshift Canopy Bed
-Makeshift Chair
-Plastic Dining Chair [Caribbean]
-Living Chair [Spanish]
-Bench [Caribbean]
-Lounge Chair [Caribbean]
-Lounge Chair [Modern]
-Surf-Bench [Caribbean]
-Bench [Spanish]
-Tent [Caribbean]
-Bar Stool [Modern]
-Life Guard Chair [Caribbean]

-Underwater Camera [Ocean]

-Fire Pit [Resort]
-Fire Pit [Spanish]
-Fire Pit [Modern]

-Candles on a log
-Table Lamp [Caribbean]
-Makeshift Suspended Floor Lights
-Hanging Paper Floor Lamp [Modern]
-Paper Floor Lamp [Modern]
-Wall Lamp [Spanish]
-Wall Lamp [Modern]
-Wall Waterfall Lamp [Modern]
-Hanging Chandelier [Spanish]
-Hanging Lamps [Modern]
-Hanging Fish Lighting [Modern]
-Candle [Spanish]
-Lamp post [Caribbean]
-Streetlamp [Caribbean]
-Streetlamp with Signs [Caribbean]

-Plant and Broken Boat
-Potted Plant [Caribbean]
-Potted Palm [Spanish]
-Potted Plant [Modern]
-Potted Palm [Modern]
-Large Potted Plant [Spanish]
-Painting [Caribbean]
-Seashell Wall Mural [Caribbean]
-Poster [Caribbean]
-Arch Accentuator [Spanish]
-Window Covering [Spanish]
-Roof Deco - Straight [Spanish]
-Roof Deco - Left Curve [Spanish]
-Roof Deco - Right Curve [Spanish]
-Roof Deco - Centerpiece Bell [Spanish]
-Roof Sign [Caribbean]
-Tropical Bird Sign [Caribbean]
-Makeshift Art
-Garden Dome Sculpture [Spanish]
-Small Fountain [Spanish]
-Large Fountain [Spanish]
-Fish Sculpture [Modern]
-Large Sculpture [Modern]
-Whale Fountain [Modern]
-Fruit Basket [Caribbean]
-Table Umbrella [Resort]
-Clay Roof Tiles [Spanish]
-Menu Board [Caribbean]
-Hanging Bird [Caribbean]
-Hanging Fish [Caribbean]
-Fish Sign [Caribbean]
-Cabana [Caribbean]

-Boat Bookcase

-Large Windsurfing Board [Ocean]
-Small Windsurfing Board [Ocean]
-Mooring Cleat [Boat]
-Mooring Post [Boat]
-Boat Trailer [Boat]
-Paddle boat [Boat]
-Rowboat [Boat]
-Swan Paddle boat [Boat]
-Aqua Sled [Boat]
-Sailboat [Boat]
-Speedboat [Boat]
-Speedboat [Boat]

-Wedding Arch [Resort]
-Buffet Table [Resort]
-Small Beach Resort Tower [Resort]
-Hotel Desk [Resort]
-Tropical Food Stand [Resort]
-Modern Food Stand [Resort]
-Large Beach Resort Tower [Resort]
-Spanish Resort Tower [Resort]
-Modern Resort Tower [Resort]

-Brain Coral [Ocean]
-Branching Coral [Ocean]
-Contemplative Stone [Ocean]
-Sea Cave 1 [Ocean]
-Deep Sea Cave [Ocean]
-Flat Rock [Ocean]
-Large Kelp [Ocean]
-Layered Table Coral [Ocean]
-Leather Coral [Ocean]
-Mermaid's Coral [Ocean]
-Scattered Starfish [Ocean]
-Pillar Coral [Ocean]
-Sanddollar Starfish [Ocean]
-Sea Fan [Ocean]
-Sea Grass [Ocean]
-Stacked Boulders [Ocean]
-Starfish Cluster [Ocean]
-Table Coral [Ocean]
-Tall Kelp [Ocean]
-Tube Sponge [Ocean]
-Underwater Rock [Ocean]
-Giant Clam Shell [Ocean]
-Kelp Spawner [Ocean]
-Shell Spawners [Caribbean]
-Sealife Spawners [Ocean]
-Surface Shark Spawner [Ocean]
-Underwater Shark Spawner [Ocean]
-Mosquito Spawner
-Helm [Boat]
-Mailbox [Boat]
-Gangway [Boat]
-Public Room Marker
-Bouy [Ocean]
-Treasure Chest
-Treasure Chest
-Tree Planter [Modern]
-Mosquito Repellent
-Gnome [Ocean]

Build:
-Shell Pool Stencil [Resort]
-Waterfall [Modern]
-Waterfall [Spanish]
-Rock Waterfall
-Pool Slide
-Whale Pool Slide
-Pool Bar [Modern]
-Pool Bar [Spanish]

-Fence [Caribbean]
-Surfboard Fence [Ocean]
-Fence [Spanish]
-Arch Gate [Spanish]

-Black Metal Roof [Modern]
-Brown Corrugated Metal Roof [Caribbean]
-Green Metal Roof [Modern]
-Orange Corrugated Roof [Caribbean]
-Solar Grid Roof [Modern]
-Rose Corrugated Roof [Caribbean]
-Sea Foam Tile Roof [Spanish]
-Turquoise Metal Roof [Modern]

-Paradise Tropical Wall [Caribbean]
-Island Geometric Wall Triangle [Caribbean]
-Island Geometric Wall [Caribbean]
-Paradise Geometrics Wall [Modern]
-Wall Wave I [Caribbean]
-Wave Wall II [Caribbean]
-Wave Wall III [Caribbean]
-Wave Wall IV [Caribbean]
-Paradise Wave Wall
-Paradise Rectangles Wall [Modern]

-Door [Spanish]
-Door [Caribbean]
-Double Door [Caribbean]
-Double Door [Modern]
-Double Door [Modern]
-Double Door [Spanish]
-Double Door [Modern]
-Garage Door [Spanish]
-Garage Door [Modern]
-Window [Spanish]
-Open Window [Caribbean]
-Window [Modern]
-Open Double Window [Caribbean]
-Bay Window [Spanish]
-Arch [Modern]
-Round Column [Modern]
-Round Column with Tropical Decals [Caribbean]
-Light Column [Modern]

-Tiled Staircase [Spanish]
-Staircase [Modern]
-Spiral Staircase [Modern]
-Ladder
-Ladder

-Concrete Stilt Foundation
-Steal Stilt Foundation
-Wooden Stilt Foundation

-Alocasia [Caribbean]
-Mangrove Tree [Caribbean]
-Bismarck Palm [Caribbean]
-Bird of Paradise [Caribbean]
-Queen Palm [Caribbean]
-Date Palm Tree [Caribbean]
-Floss Silk Tree [Caribbean]
-Rainbow shower [Caribbean]
-Purple Rhododendron [Caribbean]
-Rhododendron [Caribbean]
-Yellow Rhododendron [Caribbean]
-Rainbow Eucalyptus [Caribbean]
-Lantana Flower Bush [Caribbean]
-Contemplative Stone [Caribbean]
-Flat Rock [Caribbean]
-Stacked Boulders [Caribbean]

-Ocean Floor Terrain paint [Ocean]
-Herringbone Brick Pattern [Spanish]

-Stair Ruins [Ocean]
-Wrecked Cannon [Ocean]
-Ruins [Ocean]
-Shattered Pots [Ocean]
-Large Stone Ruin with Mermaid [Ocean]
-Wrecked Propeller [Ocean]
-Ship Wreck [Ocean]
-Stone Head [Ocean]
-Anchor [Ocean]
-Sea Debris [Ocean]
-Wrecked Wheel [Ocean]
-Grand Arch [Spanish]
-Grand Arch with Bell [Spanish]
-Statue [Caribbean]

-CAW Large Statue
-CAW Town Arch
-CAW Retaining Wall

CAS:
Male
-Ruined Shirt
-Layered Tank Tops
-Tropical Shirt
-Vest with Whistle
-Graphic Polo Shirt
-Life Vest
-Shirt with Vest
-Work Vest and Shirt

-Ruined Shorts
-Ruined Pants
-Swim Shorts
-Shorts
-Shorts II
-Pants

-Flippers
-Flip Flips

-Ruined Outfit
-Scuba Gear
-Deep Sea Diving Suit

-Snorkel
-Toddler Water Wings

-Puffy Hair
-Messy Hair
-Dreadlocks
-Styled Short Hair
-Long Hair
-Straw Hat
-Hat
-Diver Cap
-Deep Sea Diving Helmet

Female
-Tank Top
-Lace Back Tank Top
-Lace Top
-Sweat Jacket
-Swimsuit Top
-Life Vest
-Jacket with Short Top
-Vest with Top
-Tube Top
-Life Guard Shirt
Long Sleeved Shirt

-Swimsuit Bottom
-Shorts
-Pants with Tie
-Skirt
-Frilly Skirt

-Flippers
-Flip Flops

-Ruined Outfit
-Scuba Sear
-Deep Sea Diving Suit
-1-Piece Swim Suit
-Designer 1-Piece Swim Suit
-Bathing Suit Cover with bag and necklace
-Poolside Dress
-Dress 1
-Dress 2
-Short with Tank Top outfit

-Snorkel
-Toddler Water Wings

-Bun
-Short Hair
-Curls
-Braids
-Bun with Hair Piece
-Deep Sea Diving Helmet

Tattoos
-Anchor
-Mermaid
-Shrunken Head
-Tribal Statues
-Octopus

Traits
-Loves to Swim
-Sailer

Life Time Wishes
-Deep Sea Diver - Max Diving Skill + 40,000 simoleons worth of collectable
-Great Explorer - Discover 8 Hidden Islands
-Seaside Savior - Rescue 50 drowning Sims
-Resort Empire - 5 Star Resort - 40,000 Profit

Life Time Rewards
-Strong Stomach (2,000) - Never get nausea or Sea Sickness
-Steel Lungs (15,000) - Never run out of air
-Hotel Mogul (15,000) Earn Extra profit from your resort.
-Mermadic Kelp (25,000) Sim can become a mermaid.
-Uncharted Island Map (25,000) - Reveals hidden Island
-Friend of the Kraken (30,000) - Never get attacked by a Kraken. Can order the Kraken to destroy other boats.

New Features:
-Sims can drive and live in boats
-Own and/or visit resorts
-Foundation height alterations
-Build Buildings Underwater
-Resort Tab in Build/Buy Mode
-Lots can be moved when placing bin lots on a lot bigger than the lot you're placing.
-Players can now change hometowns. 20,000 deposit.
-Cheat: "discoverAllUnchartedIslands"

Gameplay:
-Scuba Diving and Snorkeling for treasure in Shipwrecks.
-New Collectibles: Shark Tooth, Nautilus Shell, Abalone Shell, Conch Shell, Cowry Shell, Fan Shell, Old Fossil, Clam Shell, Message in a bottle
-New Food/Hervestables: Fried Plantains, Coconut CUp Drinks, Pineapple Cup Drinks, Kelp
-New Sea life: Sea Urchin, Hermit Crab, Anemone, Squid, Octopus, Seahorse, Eel, Sea Polyp, Squid
-Radio Stations: Beach Party, Island Life
-Sims can woo-hoo in the All-In-One Bathroom, Resort Tower and Sea Cave
-Houseboats are built on barges of various sizes
-Taxi Boats, Pizza Boats, Paper Boats, etc.
-Death: No Oxygen, Shark Attack, Kraken Attack , Dehydration.
-Sims can water Ski. It's also a skill.
-Sims can be attacked and killed by sharks and a Kraken.
-Sims with a high relationship score will dine together

Resort Management:
-1-5 Star Ratings
-Appeal/Cater to certain groups, like families or singles.
-Employee Selection
-Hire Entertainment
-Select quality and type of food served at a buffet
-Choice of Amenities
-Celebs may boost resort ratings
-Resorts can get roaches

Blueprints
-Pools
-Resort Features, like Gyms, Rooms, Galleries, etc.

Mermaids
-Acquire legs when on land.
-Require Salt Water
-Prefers ocean food, like kelp
-Can be mated with
-Cannot be made in CAS
-Evil Mermaids can summon sharks

New Lots:
Commercial
-Resort
-Dive Lot
-Port

House Boats Sizes
-8x10 House Boat Barges
-10x15 House Boat Barges
-14x6 House Boat Barges
-20x15 House Boat Barges
-16x6 Curved Bow House Boat
-12x8 Curved Bow House Boat

Jobs/Professions:
-Resort Manager
-Lifeguard

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Eminence Grise
#2 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:07 AM
LOL. Where's the thread about "Unnamed Future Pack"? :D
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#3 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:29 AM
It's right next to the thread on "The Unnamed, Indescribable Future Stuff Pack".
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#4 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:29 AM
Introducing The Sims 3™: World Adventures 2!

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#5 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:40 AM
Am I the only one who is actually enthused about this? THE MOVIE-MAKING POTENTIAL, PEOPLE.


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#6 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:42 AM
I love the island paradise, but does this means we won't get a snowy vacation location? I mean there's icy islands paradise for penguins too.
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#7 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalSympathies
Am I the only one who is actually enthused about this? THE MOVIE-MAKING POTENTIAL, PEOPLE.


I'm pretty happy about it. It seems like it's going to add a ton more then World Adventures did. Boats!! Running a hotel!

I think I'm more excited for it then University, actually.

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#8 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 12:52 AM
I've updated now. I'm going to do the time travel pack now, but we have nothing for the movie pack, so it's pointless.

Unless, there's a survey I don't know about...

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#9 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 1:08 AM
The idea for this EP so far sounds interesting to me. However, is Island Paradise really the best name they could come up with?
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#10 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:22 AM
I don't think it's fair to compare this EP to World Adventures especially after a Guru even said it was not taking after the vacation simulation aspect. It was more of an adventure.

But I do hope that with this EP we will finally be able to lay on the sand and use beach towels for something, such as a massage on the beach, or just relaxing, and I hope we can bury sims in the sand! That would be so cute.
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#11 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:26 AM
"Sims can drive and live in boats"

Live-in boats have already been done by community. Not sure about the first part but I guess it means that Sims can drive the boats too. If so: drive where? All the way to China or just up and down along the coast?
Mad Poster
#12 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:38 AM
drive and live in boats. IS THIS REAL? holy fghgkf.
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#13 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:59 AM
Words cannot describe how delirious with joy I am right now!
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#14 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 3:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pico22
"Sims can drive and live in boats"

Live-in boats have already been done by community. Not sure about the first part but I guess it means that Sims can drive the boats too. If so: drive where? All the way to China or just up and down along the coast?


Live in Boats, technically, haven't been done in the series before. Just buildings shaped like boats. On top of that, you can move them around the world. Of course, this will be better suited for worlds with a lot of water. I think you only have to travel from port to port (not resting mid sea for too long).

I'm looking forward to it. I just wonder what the other amenities are.

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#15 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 3:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pico22
"Sims can drive and live in boats"

Live-in boats have already been done by community. Not sure about the first part but I guess it means that Sims can drive the boats too. If so: drive where? All the way to China or just up and down along the coast?


From what I heard it's a chain of small individual islands that sims can explore. I believe he said if you don't like the view, just go to a different island.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TMBrandon
But I do hope that with this EP we will finally be able to lay on the sand and use beach towels for something, such as a massage on the beach, or just relaxing, and I hope we can bury sims in the sand! That would be so cute.


If it contains much of what was in the Island Time survey, the beach activities should be included. The survey mentioned beach volleyball as well.

It would be cute if they could bury each other in the sand.
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#16 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 3:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TMBrandon
I don't think it's fair to compare this EP to World Adventures especially after a Guru even said it was not taking after the vacation simulation aspect. It was more of an adventure.
A remix of a vacation EP that is more about adventures? Where have I heard that before?

Truth be told, I'm more interested in this EP than I was in World Adventures. The big-ticket features like running a resort sound way more simulation-oriented. WA was like a mediocre RPG with very little replay value, so I'm hoping this EP will make things right.

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#17 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 4:35 AM
I'm going to buy this EP, but I would have started throwing my money at the screen if they would have included places other than just an island getaway, like a carnival, investigating the local mysteries like Loch Ness or something, or something like Bon Voyage.

Not that I don't mind what we are getting, but when I heard the possibility of a travel EP, I was thinking we would get more than one destination like in WA. I was hoping for another Bon Voyage where we would get the Asian place, the cabin place, and then the tropical island or at least more than just the beach. =/

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#18 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 4:54 AM
Oh boy! Vacations with shops! Does this mean we get to operate the shops, too?? Because that would be really exciting!
Hopefully it's more than just the "island paradise" though :\ I liked TS1's vacation pack cos I could go to so many different places...
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#19 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 6:31 AM
The survey says we can run little shops and sell crafted goods. Hopefully, other stuff as well or at least things we can put in our inventory, which means cars, plants, toys, etc. What be better is if we had a store inventory, similar to buy mode. Buy items and place them there, and sell em.

Also, what's in the background:


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#20 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 7:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalSympathies
Am I the only one who is actually enthused about this? THE MOVIE-MAKING POTENTIAL, PEOPLE.


You are not the only one. I'm much more excited for this than I am for University. I don't make movies but I love this sort of thing. World Adventures is one of my favourite packs; I still take my Sims on vacation all the time. I also loved Vacation and was quite fond of Bon Voyage. The OFB-ish content is just icing on the cake.

My house, this afternoon...

Announcer guy: parties, streakers, social blah blah,
Me: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Announcer guy: you can drive a boat
Me: *ears pick up like a hungry mutt*

Announcer guy: you can build and live on your own houseboat
Me: *starts to drool, slightly*

Announcer guy: snorkeling and scuba skills
Me *head starts to rotate, slowly*

Announcer guy: run your own resort
Me:
Alchemist
#21 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 7:15 AM
Looks like another boat in the background.
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#22 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 7:24 AM
I'm still on the I'll-get-it-probably-but-I'm-not-in-a-hurry side of the fence for University, but this... do want. Want very terribly. If only for the world building potential! Just imagine all the possibilities! Not sure I can express how much I want boats.
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#23 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 7:29 AM
Mersims? Mersims? I am so game. I have wanted a mermaid supernatural for the longest time.

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#24 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 8:12 AM
Happy birthday to me,
My birthday's in June.
So thank you, Dear EA
For giving us an EP which expands gameplay as much as this one does...


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Eminence Grise
#25 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 8:26 AM
Island paradise, boating, scuba diving and resorts are not the same thing as vacation, people!

I live in a beach town in California. The fifty-something night security guard where I work spends his mornings surfing The yacht harbor is full of boats owned by locals. I have friends who sail and kayak as often as possible. Plenty of folks around here earn a living scuba diving for sea urchins, which they sell at the Saturday morning fish market.

I've spent a lot of time in Hawai'i, Fiji, Indonesia... same story there. It's only the inland folks who think beach type activities are for vacations and not the workweek

And, of course, the resorts in these places are visited by tourists... but they are owned and run by locals, and the resort gameplay here involves RUNNING the resort, not staying at it.

So I think the WA comparisons are off the mark. Looks like a very interesting EP
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