Thursday, January 29, 2009

Devivio 3 (R4)

Carla Devivio graduated Sim State Summa Cum Laude and headed off to make her life back in Silvervale. Carla moved into the reasonably priced Coral Villa Apartments close to the community area. Lets see how she's doing her first week as an adult

Carla took a position in the Dance Career track ((it was the highest paying on the computer and it seemed to correspond to her skills pretty well))

She quickly moved up the career ladder with her first promotion

((it's too bad her shift ends at night... you can't see the full glory of her work uniforms))

The next day while she is at work the apartment spontaneously starts on fire

Damn that faulty wiring in the apartment complex. ((This was totally random... Carla had been gone for about 3 hours and didn't fix herself breakfast this particular morning so there's no way that there was something left in the oven...))

On her day off, Carla invited over a friend from Sim State, Mitch Indie

((He and Carla look cute together, too bad she's got 12 more woohoos to get out of the way before she can settle down))

During her time as a tap dancer, Carla gets a chance card

Good call, although at this point, Carla had already maxed out her body points. Oh well, she comes home with another promotion

Carla has another day off and decides to head down to the Simolean Arcade where she starts a gaming competition

See the blonde to Carla's right... he's Carla's next woohoo :)

Having max enthusiasm in games and high logic and mechanical skill, Carla easily wins the gaming competition

The next two days Carla brings home back to back promotions quickly rising to the top of the Dance career track

Unfortunately the landlord had gone home for the day, so it looks like this world class ballet dancer had to fix the dishwasher herself

Carla had also earned enough aspiration benefit points to get a secondary aspiration -- she chose knowledge ((this was good because Carla was already rolling up knowledge-related wants to earn skill points, so it worked out. I live in fear of the day I get a romance sim that rolls a secondary aspiration of family or vice-versa))

To end the week, Carla invited over Bruce Benson and they had a little fun in the apartment complex hot tub :)

Scoring: 1 point for Carla reaching top of Dance career

((That wraps it up for Carla. It was amazing how quickly she flew through the ranks of the Dance Career. Now that she has a secondary aspiration of Knowlege, it should be easy to get her to the top of another career path quickly... I'm thinking showbiz for the next one since it pays big money. She's at 9/20 woohoo's so far -- it should be easy to get her LTW fulfilled, I think I'm really getting the hang of this romance sim thing. Round 5 incoming!))

Devivo 2 (R4)

Last round Pamela moved into her own place - an apartment at the new luxurious GoldTone Apartments. She found a roommate, Bruce, who didn't get along too well with the neighbors. In the middle of the week, Pamela got promoted to the top of the Science Career track and at the end of the week she received a nice bonus from a chance card. She also racked up the woohoo's and some reputation downtown. Lets see what she got up to this week:

Pamela decided she wanted to use her bonus money to go on a nice vacation. She heard that there were maps buried all over Silvervale that told travellers how to find secret locations so she spent some time digging in the back yard of the Apartment Complex.

Pamela took her map and headed off for a relaxing vacation at Three Lakes

Once she got to three lakes she checked into the hotel

And then relaxed in the hot springs

After settling in, Pamela took her first tour

Pretty nice bonus :)

She then headed off to the park where she tried her hand at axe throwing

And Log rolling...

The next day she invited over a man named Jace Fuchs that she met while playing at the park

((She wanted to woohoo in the hammock))

Jace looks a little dizzy...

Pamela was feeling a little stiff after her hammock romp so she decided to learn the local massage

After her massage she was feeling limber enough for another woohoo

This is Cole Fleig, another lumberjack from Three Lakes

Pamela then took her secret map to the Hidden Burrow where she met bigfoot!

They slap-danced

and did some fishing

Pamela took her leave of bigfoot to take another tour ((plus she really had to use the toilet!!))


At the gift shop, Pamela met a fellow tourist named Sullivan Vijayakar

While they were there, Sullivan got pick-pocketed

Pamela still got Sullivan back to the hotel's hot tub

With the final woohoo of her trip, it was time for Pamela to head back home.

When she got back to Silvervale, Pamela kicked Bruce out and found a new roommate, Kaylynn who was much more pleasant ((except that Kaylynn sleeps in the same bed as Pamela... very strange))

Pamela also called up a few of her acquaintances for some woohoo:

Anthony Sims ((Remember Anthony from last round -- he possibly helped Pamela ascend to the top of her career)):

Checo Ramirez ((whoops, according to the sims wiki he's got a family!)):

and her neighbor, Neil Chalmers ((Bruce was always picking fights with Neil so I was afraid to have him over)):

((Neil was actually the last woohoo of this round, but he fit better into the story here))

Pamela then rolled up this want:

She was feeling a little lazy and had tons of extra cash laying around, so she called up the Gypsy Matchmaker -- Luckily the matchmaker came through and set Pamela up with one of the town's firemen -- Neil LeTourneau

She hired the maid, Remington Harris, just to get the hook-up ((Kaylynn is a very neat sim so they really didn't need a maid)). At first they didn't get along, but after several $100 tips, Remington warmed up to Pamela

With all of Pamela's lovers, she managed to make it to the top of the influence meter

While she was out hunting for more service sims ((do waiters/bartenders/etc. count as service sims or is it only the ones that come to your house??)), Pamela thought it might be time for a make-over:

((All the community lot NPCs were female -- I swear I went to about 10 lots and ALL of them were female))

We'll leave Pamela chatting up this bartender downtown. In her search for woohoo with service sims will Pamela start to bat for the other team?

Scoring: 0 this round

((well that's it for Pamela -- she's sooooooooooo close to achieving her LTW [16/20 -- I discovered that she got a free-be from the "mystery sim" that the game designated the father of her children]. I have to say, I'm definitely starting to warm up to my romance sims, it's pretty fun... Speaking of Romance Sims, we're going to catch up with Carla next))

Custom Content:
Pamela's Hair: RaonSims

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

University C2

Amar Hoppes and Serena Teer moved into the dorms at Sim State -- they decided to stay there even though they were made full members of the Annya Var house. Lets see how they made out their first half at University

((Amar transitioned into the bowling outfit which I think is quite cute ::grin::))

Amar felt so strongly for Serena that he decided college would be the best time to propose to her

of course she accepted his proposal

The couple then declared their majors

Amar wanted to be a Political Science Major

Serena didn't choose, so I chose Psychology for her

One of Amar's dorm buddies, JJ, had some beef with the cheerleader ((I still think the random fights are hilarious))

I don't really remember who won, I guess it doesn't really matter.

Being a popularity sim -- Amar started making friends

...strange... they all seem to be wearing llama jackets ((sidenote: the high-five gesture is full of win))

Late one evening, Amar was working on his term paper when this girl busted into the dorm and started clucking at him

She then handcuffed him

and stuffed him in a limo

A few minutes later they arrived at the Landgraab Society

And Amar ditched the bowling shirt in favor of a spiffy new suit

((At this point I saved my game, exited, and turned off my computer for the evening... I realized when I finished this house for the round that I didn't have my frapps running /facepalm!)) So here's the rundown of what happened the rest of the round:

Amar and Serena shared 10 dream dates... it got so tedious that when given the option to change Serena's aspiration at the end of sophomore year I jumped at it -- I won't be doing the 50 dream dates LTW -- it's really the worst that I've experienced so far. So anyway, Serena changed to Knowledge aspiration and her new LTW is to become a Game Designer. In accordance with her new LTW, Serena's major has also been changed to Mathematics. Amar is also 1 friend away from big sim on campus.

((That wraps it up for Amar and Serena -- sorry about the lack of screenshots... 10 dream dates was really boring anyway... so boring and tedious that Pleasure is now my most hated aspiration [yes I'm actually warming up to my romance simmies!] They'll be moving into the Annya Var House next round to join Tia and Kurt. Next we head back to Silvervale to check up on Pamela Devivio.))