Please also bear in mind that the version of The Sims 3 that we played today is not the final release and that we had a limited time to play so some answers may be correct for what we saw today but do not tell the whole story.
However we do have lots of answers for you and interesting information to share and the members or the community who were there on the day will be posting up their findings over the next few days and adding to what has been posted
I'll kick things off with some answers to questions about the Open Neighbourhood.
Are the community lots rabbitholes?
社區的建築物是兔子洞嗎? (意思是說小人進到裡面後就會消失不見，然後再跑出來! 就像艾莉絲夢遊仙境一樣，就到兔子洞!)
It would appear that some are and some aren't. The Sims I played today could be seen inside the gym and the library but not in the diner for example, or at least this is what appeared to be the case.
Will hair sway in the wind?
Longer hair did seem to move whilst walking.
Will there be an option to turn aging off for individual families?
I did not explore what cheats were available but I did see that you can choose to adjust the life expectancy of your Sims or turn aging off altogether in the game options.
How do you switch between families?
You can change the family that you are playing by using the Active Household button. In the information screens it does say that if you elect to change the playable family then your current ones will have their wishes and opportunities removed. Then those Sims will continue to age and live as normal while you are playing the new family.
Do we visit clothes shops now?
It appears that you can use an option on a set of drawers to select outfits which will take your Sim into CAS and you can choose clothing from there.
Can we turn free will off?
In the game options you can change the amount of free will that you wish your Sims to have.
你可以決定你要小人有多高的"自由意識"喔! (這個以前就有看過了! 除了和模2的相同的自由度，或是更低。但是不用擔心，因為小人不在會亂上廁所了吧!因為需求並不是那麼重要了!)
Can we still control more than one Sim at a time or so we have to switch between Sims in a household like on the console version?
Imagine playing The Sims 2 and one of your Sims is cooking and the other in the yard. You click on their thumbnails to take you to each.
It works exactly the same in The Sims 3 only one of your Sims might be reading at home and the other at the beach. Oh and there was no real delay in getting to either as well
模3也是一模一樣喔! 只是在模3你的小人可能一個在家看書，而另一個在海灘上享受陽光。喔! 最棒的事在轉換小人時並不會lag喔!
Can you customise the neighbouhood?
Apart from the additional lots in the bins I couldn't find any neighbourhood decorations today.
In the open neighbourhood is it really possible to go up to houses whose occupants you don't know and look in through their windows?
It is kind of possible. If the house is empty you can go right up to it but if it is occupied then anywhere within the lot grid you get the option to visit that family. You could maybe spy on them through a side window that is close to the edge of the lot.
Are the career buildings now open to view?
The career lots are rabbit holes but if you move your cursor right into the lot area there are sound effects relating to the jobs that take place there.
Is the Grim Reaper in the game?
There is a rather awesome statue of Grim in the neighbourhood. The non-statue variety also comes when your Sim meets their end.
Will there be weather?
In the time I played today I saw no weather conditions but the animation of the sun lowering in the sky is beautiful.
Will there be a sports stadium in Sunset Valley and if so what kind of sports events will take place?
在 Sunset Valley裡有沒有球場啊? 如果有，裡面會有什麼運動比賽呢?
There is a stadium called Llama Memorial Stadium. When I visited it with my Sims there was no options available other than to visit it but there do appear to be both sporting events and concerts held there.
有一個叫做 Llama Memorial Stadium(駱馬紀念球場)。當我讓小人去時，只能參觀並沒有其他的其他選項。不過當時同時有個運動比賽和音樂會進行中。
As we had weeds growing in The Sims 2 will we see the grass/trees growing in The Sims 3 neighbourhood?
It did not appear that plants or grass grew or deteriorated at all. There is no option to hire a gardener.
How do the parties work? Are there any new parties to plan?
Parties seem easier to make a success than in The Sims 2. You can hold them at home or hire a public area to hold them in. I held one at home and one at the beach and both went well with limited input from the party host. You can also choose what time you wish the party to start and what the dress code should be.
At the times that I chose to throw these parties there were no additional options as to what kind of party they should be but they did not coincide with any milestones so this could be why.
What speed will the time progress in the normal game mode?
There are still the three speed options which appear to be similar or the same in time to The Sims 2.
Is the Social Bunny in the game?
Social Bunny(社交兔子吧!) 還會出現嗎?
I did not see the Social Bunny other than in a painting that you can buy for your Sims.
Can your Sims transport items around to use?
Sims have a personal inventory and a family one. It appears that some objects can be placed in the family inventory and used by any family member in any location. This is in theory.
Which familiar Sims are in Sunset Valley?
在 Sunset Valley 裡有那幾個家庭?
In the course of my Sim's travels they came across Bella, Mortimer, Kaylynn Langerak, Michael Bachelor and Malcolm Landgraab. I am sure that the other Simmers who were there may well have met other familiar Sims from the past.
我的小人在社區逛時遇到了 Bella(貝拉)、Mortimer(高斯老頭)、Kaylynn Langerak(和唐納文有一腿的女傭)、Michael Bachelor(在模一中的單身漢，是Bella的哥哥)和Malcolm Landgraab(應該是在開店裡面那個有錢人的爺爺，因為在開店中，他是3世。在模3中沒有提到幾世就是第一個囉!) 我想應該還有其他我們熟悉的小人們吧!