Saturday, January 28, 2012

Round 1: University

This has been interesting, attempting to keep up with 5 wishes a day, with six Sims in a huge dorm. I purposefully chose the dorm at La Fiesta with 16 rooms, as I wanted plenty of Sims for interaction with the citizens of Pleasantview. And, working 5 wishes a day, meant no University shortcuts. Heh.

Let's see how the kids grew up.

Ummm Dirk, I see you are dressed in your pimp outfit.

Dirk: Can't help it. Your game chose it.

Lillith: I think it is sexy schmexy.

Dustin, what's with the bubble vest outfit?

Dustin: It's 'in', don't you know.

Angela, you look quite boring.

Angela: This is a 'safe' outfit. don't match....

Meadow: At least I kept the sunglasses. Thanks.

Lillith, what did you do with your goth-type clothes?

Lillith: Time for a change.

Alexander, I see you have joined Dirk in the 'Let's Dress Like a Pimp' club.

Alexander: I think this suit suits me.

During this play I wanted to see how the preset relationships would carry over into University between Dirk and Lillith, and Dustin and Angela. I threw in Alexander and Meadow to stir the pot. When I finally clicked the live button after everyone picked their rooms, it was difficult to watch everyone to see who they gravitated to.

Alexander immediately thought Meadow was hot, there is a two bolt attraction here. Not surprising, both Family Sims.

No doubt what is going on here. Dirk and Lillith's relationship carried right over to University, while Angela stands there looking lost.

And Dirk didn't do anything in particular right away, except watch Alexander and Meadow. Hmmm.... I thought there was gonna be something there!

The freshman year was pretty typical. The two Fortune Sims, Dirk and Dustin, immediately rolled wants to buy a robot bench and a toy bench. The boys got to work. Their wants were to get badges, which was pretty slow. It took them until the first half of their sophomore year to get golds. Dirk got gold in robotics, and Dirk, toys. If you will recall, Dirk's dad Darren Dreamer gave his boy a florist bench which he brought with him to Uni, along with a stylist chair, but NO ONE has rolled wants to use them. Second semester of freshman year brought:

I struck while the iron was hot. HUH? Yeah, Dustin and Meadow. They sort of fell in love on their own, I did not instigate this. They had no dates whatsoever. All I did was when either one of them rolled 'talk about hobby' and such, I had them interact. Finally one day Meadow rolled a want to get engaged to Dustin. There you go. They beat Dirk and Lillith to the engagement alter.

Next to get engaged:

WHAT?? Alexander Goth and Angela Pleasant? Well there was alot of attraction tension there and being that I had to wait for one of them to throw some kind of want...The first year and a half of school Alexander existed on sewing...yeah...wanted to sew, got his gold. Angela was tough. She was a lost lamb. Then finally one day Angela rolled a want to go on a dream date. Yup, she asked Alexander, and within a minute they were in love and making out. During the date, Angela rolled the want to get engaged. (I am gonna hate to see the nose on their kids....) What about Dirk? The one who was hot on Lillith from the beginning?

First of all, there was the issue of one of the Uni professors making a pass at Dirk, and Lillith taking it the wrong way. That pushed things back a whole semester.

Then Dirk kept worrying about his darn cat. This was constant. In fact, he worried about the cat so much that on some days I couldn't fulfill five wishes. He and Lillith never got engaged.

Entering the Junior year, the sands of wishes seemed to shift. Eventually, somebody wished for a bass. A set of drums. I could BET when the kids walked onto the lot after class, or when they got up, they would be showing the same wishes. Dance smustle. Dance slap dance. (Yes, Alexander infected Uni with this. He learned it from Cassandra). Blog about *what ever hobby*. Talk about *what ever hobby* Play the bass. Play the drums. Then fulfilling wishes was actually very easy. Except for Dirk. *smirk*. When ever someone would roll a want for a skill or to flirt with their intended, it was swiftly locked in.

Many hobby plaques were given out, due to wishing. Meadow: Culinary and Arts and Crafts. Dustin: Tinkering and Games. Lillith: Music and Dance. Alexander: Arts and Crafts and Music and Dance. Angela: Games. Dirk: Arts and Crafts and Music and Dance. That was quite fun, hobby plaques are something I don't usually consider. Dirk also got a gold badge in robotics, Dirk a gold in toymaking, and Meadow got a bronze in gardening. She threw a want one day to get a tree, and to buy a garden plot. That was it...she never really wanted to develop a real garden. So I let her work it every now and then when I thought of it, the tomato plants eventually died, but she did get 12 lemons out of the deal.

Everyone got into Secret Society. I haven't played La Fiesta Tech much, so I really wasn't familiar with who the SS members were to seek them out for friendship. Nobody in the 16 room dorm ever wore the SS uniform, but there were three members there, and Lillith started it by being the first one to make it in. After that it was just the domino affect.

I never get tired of this. Hehehe!

What a graceful picture! LOL I had paused the game for something else, and caught this. I think they were all doing slap dance.

So everyone graduated with honors, with lots of skills and hobby plaques. Two of three couples are engaged. All due to wishing.

Yer looking pretty el-spiffo there, Dirk. I see you hung up your pimp outfit.

Dirk: Well, I decided I needed to look more normal, for dad, and the cat. I can't wait to get home and check on puss....

Angela, you on the other hand???? Looks like you are ready for...errr..

Angela: Hey, you made me call a taxi while I was dressed in my bathrobe. It was 4:30 in the morning, for gosh sakes.

Alexander? This isn't medieval times.

Alexander: I like to do reenactments.

Lillith, you are looking more and more normal everyday.

Lillith: I need to tone it down some. Then maybe Dirk will ask me to marry him.

I didn't get graduation pictures of Dustin and Meadow....I thought I was taking screen captures of them with Fraps, but Fraps wasn't running....but to recap: As soon as Angela grew up and left the lot, Dustin threw 3 wants to do things with her. Flirt with Angela. Appreciate Angela. Hug Angela???? I am like Whut???? He had two wants for Meadow who was standing right there. When Meadow grew up and left, his wishes respun, three wishes for each girl. Now he is riding the fence. Geesh.

Ah well. Back to Pleasantview. Wonder what everyone will wish for this round? What kind of trouble will they get in to?

Scoring: On going total: 73


  1. Wow...some of those combos are not what I expected. Uni can be tough to manage, but doing it with wishes seems like it was kind of fun.

  2. Wow, where do I start? LOL I loved your Uni update. I love how you let them wear what they wear. I often do that. I also loved Dirk's obsessive cat wants, although that must have been a bit frustrating for you. I also loved how they kind of paired up on their own. It's all very interesting. So is Wishful Thinking an actual challenge, Wen? If not, it should be.

    1. Wishful Thinking is not a challenge, just something I decided to do. A different spin. I realized I often played the wishes when I didn't have anything specific in mind for the lot. Then I realized that it might be fun to see where wishes would take the character, so I decided to do it. It really is fun. It can be a bit of a challenge when the Sim has thrown wishes that don't seem doable...takes some creativity!

  3. Great job with University. I'm sure it must have seemed endless and been highly frustrating at times getting in all the wishes. Did they at least help you out with the usual homework/term paper/go to class/etc. type college wants?

    1. They rarely rolled those wants, because they stayed in gold/platinum most of the time anyway what with fulfilling the other wishes. Except for Dirk. *snigger* he would fall into green quite often worrying about his cat.

  4. Okay.... Dirk obsessing overt he cat is hilarious!

    You're making me want to play Sims 2 now. Can I borrow this idea?

  5. What would you do if the engagement wants didn't match? Did you wait for mutual wishes or went for only one?

    1. If the sims spins up the engagement wish and there are no bolts, ect..I fulfill the wish. Eh. I have learned by now there are certain mechanics that makes that wish spin up.