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|6th Dec 2018, 5:46 AM||#3826|
Beginning of Pleasantview – Round 14
Gunther Goth is now an Elder. Which is odd because his parents are still alive and well. Gunther works for the SimCity police, and probably won’t be able to run the Goth Estate fully since Victor is still alive. Victor hates Gunther and thinks the best thing that came from him was his highly intelligent Grandson, Mortimer. Victor is going to give Mortimer the Estate when he becomes an adult. Before the round ended, Mortimer Goth went to university. He got 4 scholarships. He doesn’t need them, but his family wanted him to apply for them, so he did. I except Mortimer to do very well at university and be the first sim in Pleasantview to graduate.
Michael Bachelor plans to meet his best friend Mortimer Goth at university. I think I’m going have them move in together in a home, instead of a dorm. Mr. & Mrs. Bachelor marriage is unofficially over. Simis was caught flirting with another woman at a party last round. He and Jocasta have fought but are civil now. However, the is no love between them. Simis rolls wants to be with other women, and Jocasta just act like Simis doesn’t exist. I plan on divorcing them next round if they keep it up.
Bella has grown into a pretty teenager.
She’s a fitness freak but refuses to be seen walking around in tennis shoes with an athletic bra. So, she wears makeup and a dress to impress. I can’t wait until she’s an adult, she’s going to cause soooo much trouble.
|7th Dec 2018, 1:02 PM||#3827|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I finally felt more "me" enough to play Sims yesterday!
It took me about half an hour to locate my tablet with all my notes on about where I was upto on my rotation, but when I finally did - turns out I was in Desiderata Valley. So much of this rotation to go and so many interesting households.
Last rotation, Monica Bratford-Beare had a miscarriage - she was crying about it in the bathroom when I entered the household yesterday and I felt so bad for her, being that she had nearly carried to full term, so I used the bio clock to make her pregnant and give birth straight away. She had a daughter, Ramona. Adding to the 2 daughters she already has - Tracey and Jolyne, and Kevin's daughter with his ex, Ellie. It's a household of blonde haired girls. Ellie is off at uni at the moment though, so I ended up redecorating her bedroom for Tracey, as today Jolyne would become a child and be kicked out of the Nursery room for Ramona. Jolyne grew up adorably (she has such an outgoing/active personality, and I've made sure her appearance reflects that!), although I really want to see more variation in Ramona - being that Tracey looks just like Monica and Jolyne looks just like Kevin.
In the Hart household, I made the mistake of leaving my computer for a moment and when I came back all the kids were being taken by the soical worker because Purple, one of their daughters, had heatstroke. I quit without saving, because I'm not that mean and it was my fault. When I re-entered the household, it was chaotic as usual with their youngest 6 children running around the place. I've finally redone the boys and girls bedrooms, but hadn't yet assigned beds it would appear - so they all kept falling asleep on the sofas/floors. Love is their oldest in the household, since his 2 older siblings have moved out and got married. They'll be expecting grandbabies soon... I hate to imagine how many Hart's will be running around the neighbourhood in the future, being that there's already so many of them, most of them are family Sims, and a lot of them have married other sims with 'big' families. I'm expecting most to have atleast 3-5 children... that's... 30-50 grandchildren for Matthew and Sarah, and that's hoping none of them take after their parents and have 10 themselves. Anyway, Love had a day off work so he mostly made meals and looked after his younger siblings. Gabriel-John, the youngest, became a child. So the Nursery because a much needed 2nd bathroom.
Over in Riverblossom Hills, Abiah Goodie (grandchild of the Goodie's) is struggling to maintain a farm. Both his pigs died. I don't know how... to be honest I barely know how to look after the animals I download, I should really learn. I think it's because they went a few hours without water because they died of starvation even though they had food. Who knows. I just bought more and that was that. Danny and Sarah Crittur's first litter are turning into elders. Abiah still has his eyes on Prudence Martin, the daughter of Jules and Andrew Martin but they're not engaged yet as both are still in school for another rotation or two.
Over in the Burb household, Ryan Burb (later in life baby of John and Mary (Gavigan)) brought home Gabriel-John Hart from school, which was brilliant because I really want him to marry Adriel Burb eventually. Adriel became a child today too, she's pretty average looking and I don't really remember what clothes I even put her in or what her personality was like. Either way, Gabriel-John mostly played with the chickens and payed no attention to Adriel. So by the end of the evening, they hadn't even met!
The other households I played were all fairly boring, as they were newly adult couples moving into their first home. Lester and Dottie Una got a genie lamp and used it to get enough money to build a second story to their 1 bedroom house. I left the upstairs fairly blank though because I'm not sure when they're going to have kids so it might become a pottery room for now. Maybe.
~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
|7th Dec 2018, 9:22 PM||#3828|
So, I finally continued my rotation in the main „city“ of my Uberhood, Veronaville.
Miranda Capp lives with her younger sister Desdemona Capp whose husband is a remade cashier from the original name with the fitting name Othello in the old villa of the Summerdreams. The three will soon be four, since Desdemona is in the third trimester. I was a bit worried about Miranda, but she wasn’t very affected by the death of one of her many lovers the round before, Marla O’Feefee (née Biggs), even though it was her own cow plant! She was rather busy hitting on the fake Bella from Strangetown on Othello's party.
Miranda's younger brother Hal Kirschfink enjoyed a quiet day with his wife Pandora (Townie Kendra McCarthy) and their son Prometheus. They are saving money for a bigger house at the moment, so nothing much to redecorate there. And on the other side oft he street on the Old silo farm, the youngest of this branch of the Capps, Elvira Wolosenko gave birth to a baby girl I named Ariel after the original name of her mother. The father is her college sweetheart and husband Claudio (Orion Teens).
As for the rest of the Capps, Tybalt and his wife Beatrice (née Monty) threw a big birthday party for their younger child Amadeus, leaving his toddler years behind. He has brown hair like grandfather Antonio and a similar face like his grouchy father, whereas bigger sister Senta comes after her mother. The proud parents tried for another child (thank you ACR!) but no chimes. I'm not sure how I would feel about that, them having both family as a second, but no rolled wish for a third one. Hermia and her CAS-husband Lysander had other worries than saving money or throwing parties, since he was abducted and started this round in his third trimester. It was the first time ever I got alien twins! Two girls, Maia and Angelia. (Mother and a rather unknown daughter of the Greek god Hermes, because the character Hermia in the play was named after him, and the names from „a midsummer night‘s dream“ stay in the Summerdream family.)
Speaking of Hermia, she shared an akward moment with her ex Puck on his lot, when his wife Sharla (née Ottomas) was at work and his son Robin played inside: They kissed and I let them have it, I bet there are still some old feelings around and their spouses wouldn't mind, they are both very open-minded pixels with their jealousy turned off, plus Lysander has his focus on the newborns and Sharla on her career, being a fortune sim from head to toe. ^^
Titania and Oberon adopted another kid in my game, Woyzeck, who married Melody Tinker and took her name. Although they live in Bluewater village (like Hermia & Lysander, btw), I play the „old clans“ from VV always first before the rest of the uberhood. So, those two are saving money for a bigger house too, but being both family sims after college, they are very happy that she is pregnant since the last hours of their round.
The other adopted child of the old families (adopted by Isabella and Patrizio Monty), Juan, divorced his wife Zoe Zimmerman and moved away from Downtown to Strangetown. They were still friendly around each other, but he met a strange alien woman to whom he is way more attracted to than to his wife, and he wanted to end things before a baby is on the way or the affair was getting serious. He lives now broke in a small cottage in the dessert, but is happy in a relationship with Chloe, who still lives with Erin and Chrystal Vu. His ex-wife Zoe is fine too, she found a job in her dream career (law) and met a handsome student named William Williamson on a party of her old frat, so who knows how long she stays single?
Othello Capp's big sister and heiress of the MacBeth clan, Walburga (this cashier ), wouldn't fulfill my soap opera-ish plan to revive the clan with three children from three different fathers, since she got pregnant again from husband Mitch (née Indie), who wished for a baby so badly and won’t get abducted. Their son Banquo had his birthday and became a child. Meanwhile, Walburga was hitting on their butler when her family-oriented hubbie was not around, being a knowledge/romance-combo, so maybe child number three will have another father.
The kids from the „old families“ who are in college (all at ALT) had all a romantic time. The adopted son of Reagan and Cornwall Capp, Hamlet (renamed Tommy Ottomas), ended his third year in the old house of Roxie, Edwin and Jonah. He had his girlfriend Ophelia Nigmos over and things look good for those two, he rolled the wish to getting engaged to her after exams. His younger brother Opal finished his first year and fell in love with his roomie Klara Vonderstein, they hooked up a lot the semester before but now they are getting serious.
(And it is so cute watching them! It is one of those pairings where the chemistry is so high, they started to flirt on their own. I love it when they choose for themselfes, being it with ACR or rolling wants; it is the reason why for example Tybalt of all Capps married a Monty, and Pascal Curious is engaged to a Downtownie who stole is first kiss without my doing, but more from Strangetown when it’s their time. )
Back to topic: The oldest of Kent and Bianca Monty, Dalek, had a dream date with Martin Ruben, and I plan those two to ending up with each other, but they both have two years ahead (two rotations, but much can happen!)
So, first part of the rotation is over, next stop: Pleasantview! :D
PS: I'm sorry for any mistakes, English is not my native language.
|7th Dec 2018, 9:36 PM||#3829|
Join Date: Oct 2014
An addendum to my previous post, it seems I hadn't finished my Ottomas rotation as I thought. There were a few days left (I think they were on Thursday). Would anyone like to guess in what state I found Samantha? She has to be the most fertile and lucky (or unlucky) sim. She can't possibly be trying, because I've edited the Try For Baby tuning in ACR to have pretty heavy penalties for young children in the household. And I've had sims of similar age/reported fertility who had unprotected woohoo that went blithely on not getting pregnant. Since I tend to play for wants, I don't put a sim on birth control if they have an active want to have a baby. Both Samantha and Peter have been regularly rolling wants to have a baby and even have 10 kids. The ironic thing was that, of course, they both finally decided to roll wants to teach toddler skills. I had assigned Peter a Family secondary a while and it seemed to assert itself at the worst possible time. This left me having to choose between the teaching wants and the have baby wants. I eventually decided to lock the teaching wants. I believe it was Terri who got heavily favored, with both parents wanting to teach her to potty, talk, and walk. Samantha rolled one want to teach Cherri to walk while Peter rolled none about her. Dora Jr. has been completely overlooked by them. Sharla took it upon herself to potty train Dora (more for my convenience I admit) but she can't possibly play mother to her and all the other younger kids while keeping up with her schoolwork.
I had another decision to make as to whether to stick with the original number of expected babies or take a risk to end the baby train. If I had counted correctly, they stood at eight kids. They needed two more to prevent any more 10 kid wants and, potentially, the want for any more babies at all. But ACR kept reporting the expected number as 1. I could either wait to see if the Super Fertility trait would kick in at the last second for twins... or hit Random on the Trips & Quads dialogue. While I could choose specifically for twins, that felt a bit too cheaty. I had to take what was given When the time came, I chose to hit Random. Peter and Samantha were subsequently blessed with triplets: Paul, Mark, and Martha. They both immediately rolled wants for 20 grandchildren. Sorry for them, but that's not how it works! Their kids have to be the ones to want to have kids of their own. Now, hopefully, the two will be satisfied and not roll any more baby wants. The next big project will be making room for everyone!
After the chaos of the Ottomas household, it was nice to move on to Cyd Roseland. He and Porthos live in an old, kind of rundown trailer just down the street from the big brood. I usually find Cyd to be a nice though somewhat bland sim. In previous plays with him, I would stick in the Medicine career, as he would usually have a want to get a job in it. This time around, he decided to show his true colors. After spending most of his money on the trailer and pickup truck, he was left with a pitifully small amount of simoleons. His reaction to that was not to roll a want for a job, but to make quick cash through things like playing for tips, hustling pool, and... oh yeah... counterfeiting money. As his LIfetime Want is to be a Criminal Mastermind, I decided to roll with it. Unfortunately, he didn't have quite enough aspiration points to get a counterfeiting machine. However, he did inspire me to outfit one of my Main Street buildings as a shady bar. The downstairs has the bar counters and a tv, plus a guitar outside the front door for busking. The next floor up has two poker tables and a mahjong table. I tried to have a pool table up there so he could do the hustling, but there just wasn't enough room for sims to play effectively. The third floor remained walled off for the time being. As neither the busking (due to low skill) or the hustling (due to lack of space) worked, Cyd got a job as a bagman.
Things went pretty quietly for the first two weeks. Cyd seemed content to live on his own with Porthos. He made his way up to Bookie, which inspired me to return to The Green Stripe and finish up the third floor. It came to house what I deem to be Cyd's unofficial office (or perhaps just an office which the city criminals use). It has a counterfeiting machine, the lie-detector, the spy machine, and a desk with laptop. Since the lot is unowned, I can't lock the doors but most visitors don't go up there anyway. I did test out the counterfeiter to see if he would actually get the money and he did, though it was a small amount for the work put in. The way he laughs as he does it is fairly amusing, at least! At one point I bought him an easel, both to gain him a creativity point and to boost his Arts & Crafts hobby enthusiasm as it is his predestined one. The man decided to be entirely contrary after he gained the point, rolling a want for a robot station instead. So he bought one. He got promoted to Con Artist and started making toy robots, which he turned around and hawked to passersby on the sidewalk in front of his trailer. Not super lucrative, but it brought in some extra cash.
The third week was when things really started to get rolling. He made enough toys to move on to HydroBots and CleanBots. He also had enough benefit points to give him a secondary aspiration. I went with Fortune. With that, he turned more of his attention to gaining skills. He managed to sell off the one HyrdroBot and CleanBot he had made, though some glitch kept bumping the HydroBot up to a ridiculous amount ($920!). I had to take it off sale and put it back on before a more reasonable price stuck. Once he sold them off, however, he seemed to lose interest in keeping up with making them. So he focused on the skills he needed to get promoted, instead. Rather than skill at home, I sent him out. He took a slight detour to The Green Stripe for some relaxation and testing. He had a short game of poker, walking away with $170 in pure winnings before spending a little upstairs with the counterfeiter, the lie-detector, and the spy machine. He also finally showed a small spark of interest in another sim, that being Christian Love who... hoo boy that's a story for later. But it wasn't a strong attraction and Cyd soon left to visit The Red Brick Plaza.
His truck disappeared as he arrived and he climbed out of thin air. Thinking it was a visual glitch, I didn't worry too much about it. Instead, he tested out the hot dog cart for me, then settled in for a chess game with Peter Sims. He had both a friend want and logic skill want, this would kill two birds with one stone. Now that he had shown some attraction to someone, I clicked around to see if he showed any hints of attraction to other visitors. No luck there, no little bolts on the interactions. He got the skill point but failed to gain enough relationship points with Peter before the other left. A greet interaction queued up with the Unsavory Charlatan. Amused at the thought of a conman getting conned, I allowed it to go through. Poor Cyd didn't quite catch on to the game, giving the Charlatan an opportunity to dip his hands in Cyd's pocket. I decided to have some pity on him, though, giving him a chance to win it back via fisticuffs. Alas, Cyd didn't have the body skill necessary to beat the dashing crook. His only other option for revenge was to report the incident. It was in debating whether he should do so or not that I realized his truck vanishing earlier wasn't merely a visual glitch. There was no go home interaction on the public phone, only Report Foul Play. I did have him do the report, just to see if it would do anything but it simply made the phone unclickable. The Walk To Lot interaction was also gone from his menu. I suppose I could have tried to force error the public phone or seen if clicking on another community lot would work, but at that point I was a bit worried and chose to exit to neighborhood. I loaded Cyd's lot back up, finding both him and his truck safe and sound.
Wanting to test to be certain it wasn't a constant glitch with the plaza, I sent Cyd back there in the truck. This time it parked properly in the street. It seemed Fate had some plans for him. After downing another hot dog, he went back toward the chess tables where he met Ryan Wheeler. The two hit it off grandly, having a brief chess game before Ryan decided to do some Networking. He gave Cyd a 'sample product' which turned out to be the insanely expensive wall tv! I have the mod for networking gifts, so it's pretty rare now for anyone to get something that expensive! After some extremely light flirting (mostly Cyd giving Ryan a backrub), they became friends. Once Cyd had the needed logic skill, I decided to send him on home. Ryan seems pretty taken with Cyd as he showed up to visit the day. Though they spent some time together and had their first kiss, he left without either of them having gotten a crush. Still, perhaps they're simply the sorts to take it slow! By this time, Cyd's rotation was over, so he was off to bed.
|7th Dec 2018, 11:26 PM||#3830|
I was starting pairing up my next generation of adults (getting married, choosing a new place) but I realised their parents have still quite few days each. Since it's a group of 8 SIms (3 couples and 2 widows), I decided to build a retirement home for all of them, so they can spend their last days with company meanwhile, I got rid of some of their money (among 14 household, the poorest were the Stings, with "only" 200k left, imagine the others) and atm I miss just the bedrooms... It would have been so much quicker downloading this lovely bijou...
|9th Dec 2018, 5:39 PM||#3831|
Beginning of Pleasantview – Round 14
The Oldies’ moved from their small 3-bedroom home, into a 3-story home on the hilltop of Pleasantview. Herb’s father, Myron work as a Hall of Famer paid off as he was able to save more than enough to move the family next to the Goths’. After settling in, Coral, who’s infertile, contacted SimCity’s adopted services. She wanted a child. And a child she got. A few days later a little toddler named Mary-Sue, joined the family. Coral and Myron intermediately warmed up to her.
After a hard pregnancy, Diane Pleasant gave birth to Daniel Pleasant. Daniel is a brown-haired version of his father Jeff. Diane is currently pregnant with her second child. I thought that Daniel’s birth would be the only thing exciting for this round, but the game threw me a curveball. Last round, I noted that Diane and Jeff's parents were on their way to Sim Heaven. A few days into this round, their age bars went backwards, so I thought “Nevermind, no one is dying.” WRONG! Marshall Danders, my favorite out of the elders in the family, died. I was so mad because the game lied to me.
Darren Dreamer and Darleen Matipin were born. They both were born with brown eyes, black hair and S4 tone. They look like siblings, but they’re super cute. Their parents and grandparents were driving me up the wall with constantly wanting to tend to them. I had put something in front the cribs to block anyone from interacting with them. I don’t understand why Sims are soo obsessed with babies. I can’t wait until they become children, so my nerves can be calmed.
|9th Dec 2018, 11:21 PM||#3832|
There are mods to help with Babies and Toddlers.
These are from BoilingOil
BO - Curb All Auto Read-To.package
BO - Feed Baby - Main - special.package
BO - Feed Baby - Nursemaids H&F.package
BO - Less Feed Baby.package
BO - Less Toddler Annoyance.package
BO - No Lecture Baby.package
From Inge Jones:
From Squinge at InSimenator:
for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
|9th Dec 2018, 11:35 PM||#3833|
Join Date: Sep 2014
Here you go: https://simfileshare.net/folder/48900/
EDIT: this post doesn't make much sense with the preceding one deleted. Drew was asking if there was a folder depth limit on SFS.
|Yesterday, 3:04 AM||#3834|
Join Date: Oct 2014
The next person up the road from Cyd Roseland is David Ottomas, though I've mostly told his story in the huge lump with the rest of his family. I forgot to mention the one exciting thing that happened, though. He got burgled! Sometimes I teleport the burglar away, because they have a habit of showing up at the worst possible time for me as a player. Usually on the last night of the rotation, when I'm just waiting to hit 5 am and save. This time it went through and David lost his tv. Well, his landlord's tv. He rented the small studio cottage furnished. Still, the $200 insurance money wasn't enough to pay for a replacement. For the rest of his time, he went without. He did, however, trade the murphy bed for a foldout loveseat which gave him space to put in a table with chairs.
Up a street and further into town is the Gavigan family. Their home is an older ranch style house that had an extension put on to it (so I suppose it's no longer ranch style, heh). Much like Cyd, they've had a relatively quiet time. I was ready for some drama, should it happen, but things went smoothly. Nathan Gavigan and Trent Traveller almost always end up in the Adventurer career together and seem to have a fondness for bringing each other home. Anyone who has played the two families together probably knows of the three-bolt chemistry between Trent and Mary Gavigan. In spite of Mary's swooning every so often, she held firm and they haven't done anything questionable. Then again, she was pregnant and they were in the presence of both husband and son. Mary and Nathan decided to expand their family, having twins Thomas and Ruth. While they didn't roll any teaching wants, I don't see them as particularly neglectful, so they taught the twins whatever the toddlers themselves wanted. Isiah, in the meantime, brought many of the other hood kids home and made friends with them. Mary remained a stay-at-home mom while Nathan has been working his way up in his career.
They had a brief brush with the flu outbreak, as Trent was patient 0. Trent... who stubbornly refused to get healthy during his own rotation, in spite of my efforts, finally shook it off... but not before he got Isiah sick. Fortunately, since Mary is a Family sim, she cooked up a batch of comfort soup and no one got re-infected. The third week had both Isiah and the twins aging up. Isiah took on the Popularity aspiration. When he next brought Sharla Ottomas home from school, they were both teens and quickly found they quite liked each other. They had their first kiss, swiftly going through crush and love as they flirted during the evening. When he later had a want for a party, he invited Sharla, plus Tina Traveller, and Gabriella, Garret, and Georgia Newson. The latter three were still kids, so he did some introductions between them and his younger siblings. Gabriella, who was also a teen now, snagged a first kiss from him. Since no one is Family or committed, he dodged any possible complications! Thomas, who is super outgoing, kept trying to engage the other kids in things they weren't ready to accept. I had to slow him down with some directions to joke and talk, instead. His sister Ruth, on the other hand, did not like being directed to entertain the guests. Yet she's the one harboring a friend want and not Thomas! Also, I have never seen a kid react negatively to snow until her. It was kind of funny to see her stomp her foot! She was much happier after the party, when I had her clean the bathroom. That was about it for them.
|Yesterday, 10:03 PM||#3835|
I haven't played TS2 in years but I just spent a 3 day weekend doing nothing but reliving the ol' TS2 glory days. I never played the Burb family as a child so I made sure to move them into Pleasantview and they were my second to last family before the new rotation. Jennifer wanted to have 5 top-level businesses so I decided to start a home bakery with her. I never had OFB as a kid either so I thought it would be a fun new experience. Got her a thinking cap and had her study cooking, set up the business downstairs, sent her to make crepes for the first time, and she burst into flames. John was at work and Lucy at school so, yeah. She died. My fun business plan was short lived. I was already having a hard time deciding who to pair up but now that John is a widower family sim, my decision got a little harder.
Due to utter lack of TS3-friendly servers, I have recently created a Sims 3 discord server! It's brand new so if you'd like to chat here's the link!