|EA released a massive Q & A for the Sims 3. A total of 30 questions are answered. Though many things are already known and the last few questions are repeated, it does have a few new tidbits. I think the most interesting question is the following:
Let's assume a player created two families: "Mary and Bob" and "John Smith". Then he played with "Mary and Bob" for long time. When the player returns to John Smith, he'll find no one there, since he could live his entire life, get old and die. Is there any solution already?
The families that you don't control will develop along with the household that you are controlling. However, you can switch between families at any time. You can also move families between save files, so you can develop one family to a specific point and then merge them with another save file. Story tellers will do that a lot.
Find the Q & A here: Kotaku.com.