With version 1.32 of Billie, you can make this fantasy (well, for 99 percent of us) as close as you could get to reality by heading to the Specialty Vehicles Dealer section of the Shopping menu and choosing from a wide range of planes. Of course, the game won’t let you purchase such an expensive and potentially dangerous vehicle to operate unless you have the proper training or the relevant license.
Before buying an airplane, you’ll need to complete 40 hours of flight school, available in the new and revamped Licenses sub-menu under Activities. If you’re a millionaire, completing 40 hours of flight school is just a small investment in the grand scheme of things, so you can simply choose the 10-hour option four times and move on to the next step, which is getting your pilot’s license.
Given how most of us probably drive their own cars but only a tiny minority knows how to fly a plane (and that already includes commercial pilots), you may need more help from Google than you normally would when taking the driver’s license test. This is a great way to boost your Happiness stat due to the enjoyment it provides, and while we’re figuring it’s possible for Citizens to crash their plane and die (especially on one with its Condition bar at red or orange), we’ve yet to experience it in testing.
Aside from airplanes, it’s not uncommon these days for the rich and famous to buy their own boats and sail them, and that’s not mentioning how even the not-so-rich and not-so-famous can afford a jet ski for some fun and excitement on the water. There are still no time limits here, but once you pass the test, you’re free to purchase a tugboat, yacht, or any other bigger boat and sail them to your heart’s content, as long as you’ve got the millions of dollars to pay for them.
We’re guessing it’s possible, but we haven’t seen any reports either on the Billie Reddit about such unfortunate ways for Citizens to die. First, get your Relationship bar with your significant other up to green, which simply means no cheating, no insulting, spend as much time as you could with them (or compliment them/have a conversation with them), and if they’re not saving it for marriage, make love to them.
But it does a great deal for the aesthetic element of Billie, as you no longer are at the mercy of the game’s randomization when it comes to your Citizen’s changing hairdos as they reach certain milestone birthdays. If you’re a notorious criminal, changing your hairdo/hair color/and/or beard does seem to greatly reduce the likelihood of being caught, even if you keep on committing crimes.
Regarding the random “refinements” and “tweaks” mentioned by Candy writer in the change log, we’ve seen a few new coronavirus-related scenarios, including one based on the dumb (and totally fake) claim that you can get the illness by drinking Corona Beer. This one, however, is simply for fun and for giggles and won’t have any bearing on your Citizen’s life trajectory, just as many of the other pop culture-relevant scenarios that have come and gone.
Well over a year after its debut, Billie has made Candy writer quite a household name in the app world. Recommended for players aged 17 and up, Billie is a life simulator where you can make the best (or worst) possible decisions for your Citizens, or virtual humans, guiding their lives from the cradle to the grave, and if you’re a paid player, guiding the lives of their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, for as long as you wish.
Billie version 1.30 is all about the Mind & Body menu, and with this new patch, several new features have been added, including one that could help your Citizens become better fighters, and another that could increase their intelligence faster than ever before. As specified by Candy writer in the official change log, the new update promises a fundamental change to the Billie user experience.
To put it simply, the “redesigned game elements” described in the change log are the new-look interfaces that are now more colorful and graphically striking, as opposed to the more bare-bones designs favored in previous versions. Instead, “all-new people” refers to redesigned Citizen faces, instead of the limited, more minimalist options that were included in previous versions.
Back in previous versions of Billie, getting sick was very cut-and-dry, yet also quite alarming, especially for diseases and illnesses that hit your Citizens without any precedent, such as having unprotected sex for STDs or working at extremely high (red) stress levels for high blood pressure. First off, you will be taken to a dialog box that sometimes (but not always) specifies the actual disease on top, followed by a quick description of the symptoms you’re experiencing.
We really don’t recommend going that route, as choosing such band-aid remedies (if you can even call it that) might lead your Citizen to an early grave for ignoring something that’s actually serious! Also, bear in mind that you STILL may be notified of an illness without any kind of warning, especially if your Citizens start suffering from depression without you taking the time to cheer them up through a movie, a workout, etc.
Once you’ve reached the highest possible belt, you can continue taking Martial Arts classes, but you won’t learn any new moves or become a better fighter. At that point, the benefits will largely be Health and Athleticism-related, so taking a Martial Arts class even if you’ve reached the highest possible belt does still have its perks.
They’ll probably take it that you’re giving up too early on your existing discipline and would naturally want to avoid wasting their money. At this point, Citizens still do not come with heights and weights, so there’s no way of telling whether your virtual characters are skinny, fat, or right in between.
But the new Billie update has introduced something that could add more realism to your Citizens’ day-to-day lives, and that’s the Diets feature, which can also be found under Mind & Body. We chose that option one time for a character that also had a bit of a drug problem, and his health stayed at close to 100 percent for several years…until he, rather surprisingly, overdosed.
Each diet you choose has an accompanying annual cost, so you may want to keep that in mind if you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend too much on food. Previous versions of Billie had many ways in which you could make your Citizens improve their Smarts stat.
We had to double-check our list of custom people (which mostly include actors, athletes, and TV characters from various series) to make sure that Hannah Montana wasn’t among the ones we had previously added. Just as usual, Candy writer is on top of everything pop culture-related, as we mentioned earlier, and we did encounter some scenarios related to the recent Oscars, including one that asked us what we think about Eminem’s surprise performance at the ceremonies.
Maybe you are even frustrated because you cannot steal the flashy cars from the friendly neighborhood dentist. Hence, there are no assistive graphics aside from the emoticons that represent stuff like cars and houses.
This means that you are free to create any head canons about the events that happen to your character! In Billie Simulator, you can be a prick, a living saint, or just an average Joe who just wants to go through life.
Face decisions without the pressure of real-life consequences, but rest assured that there are in-game reactions that can change the way you play! Just like in real life, you can succeed in real-life if you invest your money right.
If fate decides so, you can also be an average child whose life story is not worthy of an award. While your starting conditions can be dire, you can still beat your path to success.
In Billie, you can hang out with friends, pets, and family to boost your mood and relationship with them. You can also do various interactions with them to damage your relationships, so feel free to become the most hated person in town.
Just like in real life, you can utilize the law to mess up with people or to get back to those who wronged you. This includes sexual harassment, assault, negligence, and plenty of others.