The point of this play in the Maxis hoods in The Sims 2 is to fulfill at least 5 wants a day of every Sim in the household. Yeah, that is a tall order. That means no big overstuffed houses with lots of Sim children running around. So far I have chosen to play Pleasantview and Veronaville. I hope you find this as fun as I am going to have playing it.
Have fun everybody!
Silver Maple - Fortune - LTW - To Have 5 Top Level Businesses. Silver Maple is son of Leo Wilkie the elder who married Coral Oldie. His wish is to marry off six, so he is making Plant Kids. Silver is brother to Sharon and Sunflower in the lot before this one. First Wishes: Make a friend, tell inside joke to Brittany, buy a sculpture costing $3,000, buy a painting costing $500.
Brittany (Upsnot)- Popularity - LTW - To Have 20 Simultaneous Best Friends. First Wishes: Have two BF's, obtain a pet, get a BFF, play with Silver Maple, and buy a car. Brittany was plucked out of Uni by the Wishing Well for Silver Maple.
Nina (Caliente) Landchild, Nichole (Thompson) Dreamer and Darren Dreamer come over as the welcome wagon to greet the happy couple. Then Silver runs off to work to his job as a waiter.
As is the habit of the game to do on every new lot....an outing is instigated. Brittany goes out with all her old Uni chums, including her secret crush, Castor Nova. This might be interesting!
Errr no...nothing happened. *cough* Brittany went shopping for clothes, then went home.
I would really have Silver working on his wishes, or skills and the like, but this is one Plant Sim that likes to stay in the house. Had to force him out into the yard to start up a garden so he could get is sunshine needs up. The family doesn't yet have cash to buy indoor plant lights.
Well, one wish could be fulfilled, and that as to buy a painting that was at least $500. Mr. Fortune Sim, that means you need to come up with some money. Get digging. Fulfilling that wish, threw up two more 'buy me' wishes.
After finding a couple of rocks, he digs this up.
Then he finds this.
Wow, another map. Well, being that the Wilkies don't have the cash to go on vacations, Silver sells these items off a nets a cool $1350.
Early Wednesday morning finds the the stuffy couple working giving financial advice, (under a plant light) and painting for skills. Time to work on some wishes. Silver has already gained a new dining room chair, and a new living chair for the day. Need to work in 3 more wishes. He quickly gains another dining room chair, a dishwasher, and a kitchen counter. The counter went in his backpack, the rest was put to use. The couple now has only $2,685 in the bank. And, after buying all this, Silver spins up to get a skill. FINALLY.
After gaining a couple of skill points in creativity, Brittany spun up a wish to have a party, and to make friends with all these people. So she calls out for a party.
Crickey! New wishes spun up as soon as she called out for the party. Woo hoo! Per my own rules, it can't be ignored. Ugh.
Early Thursday morning finds the old gypsy creeping around outside the house. Could it be because Silver and Brittany are inside fulfilling wishes for skills? I really don't know, but I read once upon a time that the gypsy is more likely to stop by with a lamp if there is lots of skilling going on. *shrug*
Thank you very much. There is a Fortune Sim who lives here that needs the money that lamp can provide.
Uh huh. The party woo-hoo did it. Thank you Risky. Now ladies and gentlemen, I have to admit something here. How long have I been playing The Sims? Especially since Apartment Life came out that gave us viewable ceilings? I had never learned to properly use the ceiling tool until today. Yes, you have seen my blog entries where there were ceilings. But I simply would put a flat roof on the house, or some crazy thing like that to get the picture. I could not get that to work on this house, a one story. By golly, it already had a roof. I put my floor tiles up there, and I couldn't put the roof back on because the game perceived my floor tiles as the roof. Today I learned all about the 45 degree angle tool. Yes, I did. I admit it. I am always learning new things about this game.
As soon as Silver fulfilled his wish for a skill point, make a wish flips up. Why Silver Maple, your wish is my command!
Really Silver, do you have to think so hard about it? It should be a no brainer.
There you go, honey. :)
Brittany realizes her pregnancy during another party. Silver responds with Spores of Happiness, which immediately raises Brittany's needs. Nina (Caliente) Landchild is liking them too! Party score immediately raises.
Saturday morning Brittany finishes up her studies on couples counseling, fulfilling that wish. Now she will get on the computer to chat, fulfilling a wish to meet someone new. Silver Maple is on a skilling streak...I grab 'em when I can get 'em. He keeps rolling cooking wishes, which is great being that he is in the culinary field.
Brittany decided to throw a party, and she invited the Dreamers, as she had a wish to make friends with Dirk. Ugh. She goes into labor. Let's hope the party score doesn't tank. Silver Maple has left for work, and cant spread around Spores of Happiness to help out.
The kitchen/dining area is quickly vacated by the Dreamers during all the baby broohaha. Welcome a little girl, Bertha. Party score is snoozer.
Brittany quickly erects a full nursery, and calls in the nanny to watch after her baby while she finishes partying. She still needs to make friends with Dirk. Uhhh...Brittany...poor form, sweetheart. DO NOT gossip about aliens with the parent of an alien especially when the alien child is sitting right there.....she has 1.37 minutes to make friends with Dirk.
Well Brittany I suppose you know best. Talking about aliens with Dirk has rescued your party.
Brittany loves a man who loves to make money....good for you Silver Maple!
Throw in a couple of gossipy comments about the neighbors, and Dirk is now your friend, with 1.01 minutes to go in the party! What a party girl you are, Brittany! You are a pro! During your party you: 1. Gave birth 2. Insulted your guest's child 3. Gossiped about the neighbors 4. Failed to pay for pizza from the delivery girl. Your party was a resounding success!
Sunday brings a promotion to Silver Maple, and a major wish fulfilled to get a promotion at work. Yay! He automatically spun up wishes to get the skill points needed for the next promotion. So be it! Seems like the 'buy me' wishes have waned since working his job.
At this point, I decided to check Brittany's job status. I really hadn't paid much attention what with fulfilling her wishes and her staying home on maternity leave. Huh? A celebrity chef with no skills? Well, I guess this happened when she aged fresh out of Uni.
Sunday was also Bertha's birthday. Townie Troy Go attends the festivities. Brittany had invited him in earlier to meet him. She tells him a joke, admires him, then gains a good reputation, fulfilling a wish.
Before being put down for a nap, Bertha realized a wish to learn how to potty. Brittany also played with her and tickled her, fulfilling wishes. Good show!
Wanted to get a close up of Bertha. After all her dad is of questionable genes being a Plant Sim, and her mom is unique in herself. Bertha has the same slanty eyebrows that Robert has, son of Sunflower the Plant Sim. Erm.
This is where we leave the Wilkies for the week. Ending wishes:
Silver Maple: Get a logic skill point, max creativity, get a creativity, and buy curtains worth at least $250. As suspected, his buy me wishes slowed way down once he got into the swing of his job in Culinary. He is currently a Restauranteur.
Brittany: She wants to be BFF with all these people. Castor Nova, Nichole (Thompson) Dreamer, Darren Dreamer, Lisa Andrews, and Kevin Baer. She was the perfect Pop Sim, wanting to be friends with X, Y, and Z. Loved playing her. Lots of parties, and only got called for two outings. She is currently a Celebrity Chef.
Bertha wants attention from her mom and dad, being that she already has all her toddler training out of the way. Be played with/tickled/and talked to by Silver Maple, and be talked to by Brittany.
Mitch is a Romance Sim, he wants to become a Hall of Famer. He is currently working in the Slacker field as a Home Video Editor. He wants to be BF with Brandi Broke, see Lilith Pleasant's ghost (what did she do??), be friends with Jennifer Burb, and flirt with Jennifer Burb.
Sunflower is a Pleasure Sim who wants to become a Professional Party Guest. She currently wants to ask a sim on a date, influence someone to cook a meal, stay home from work and juggle. haha.
Brian is a Knowledge Sim who wants to become the Hand of Posiden. He also wants a cooking skill point, to woo hoo in bed, to get fit and to get a job in Oceanography.
His wife Sharon Jordan is also a Knowledge Sim, who wants to delve into show biz and become a Prestidigitator. Her wishes on the first day are to woo hoo in bed, go swimming, get a job in science or medical. Sharon is Sunflower's sister, dad is Leo Wilkie, who married Coral Oldie after Herb passed to the Sim Great Beyond. (Leo wants to marry off six. I figured this would be the best way to do it, given his advance age.)
Robert Wolosenko is Mitch and Sunflower's boy, born last round. He wants to be tickled by Sunflower, reach skill 5 in Creativity, be read to, and be snuggled. Aww...I think he is a cutie patooty!
Brian the Knowledge Sim settles right in studying. My oh my...he must be feeling mighty comfortable in his new surroundings to be so familiar as to sit there studying in his undies in front of his new sister in law Sunflower! Mean while the plant sisters Sunflower and Sharon get reacquainted by complimenting and admiring each other.
In the meanwhile, Mitch was invited downtown by Caryl Chin, the town slob. He yuks it up, while wishing he could make friends with his in-laws back home, Brian and Sharon. He also wants a skill point and to go on vacation to the islands.
2:30 am. Time to go home. Couldn't get those wishes shaken up to fulfill any. However, this still was a fruitful outing. Mitch made two new friends (Caryl Chin and Brandi LeTorneau). It was a Fun outing, which means he might get an appreciation gift.
Early Tuesday morning around 2:30 am, Brian discovers that there is a job opening in Oceanography as a Sea Lice Research Assistant. He jumps at the chance to handle sea lice! Yum! His ride will be arriving in six hours, so he goes to bed to get some rest. In the meantime his wife Sharon teaches their nephew Robert a nursery rhyme, fulfilling a wish for him.
While Sharon and Brian are at work, Sunflower unpacks her backpack. She had a couple of items in there she bought at Dustin Broke's Robot Guys Store. A Hydrobot and a Sentry Bot. She also had a Wall Eye Big Screen tv and a video game system. She and Mitch really couldn't afford those, but she kept them anyway, what with the growing family. She set them up in an unused corner of the green house, which is built on the first floor of the house.
TV Room in the greenhouse
Robert grows up. My oh my, Sunflower and Mitch have nice genes!
He's got Spock eyebrows, Sulu eyes, and UHura skin. :) Upon growing up, Robert wanted to buy a lemonade stand, make a friend, buy a bird cage, and get creativity 7. But he did none of those things. He decided to go to bed.
On Wednesday after work, Caryl invited Mitch out again. These are the same three broads that Mitch went out with the night before, Brandi, Lucy (Burb) Tellerman, and Caryl Chin. Brandi LeTorneau makes it known she thinks Mitch is hot. They are all cheap, none of them brought Mitch an appreciation gift from the last outing. His wishes might be a little easier to fulfill on this outing. He wants to be friends with Brandi, be BF with Lucy, meet someone new, or be BF with his sister in law Sharon.
The outing went well, Mitch went home, getting three wishes fulfilled. He wasn't home two hours when Caryl called him out again, and with the same three women. Urg! Out to Red's Diner they go. I guess they don't get tired of partying. Mitch hurried through this evening out with the ladies. Needed to get home and rest!! He has a two bolt attraction with each of them!
On Thursday Harry Burb came home from school with Robert. Wow looky at that sour looking snowman. It matches Mitch and Robert's 'not nice' personality. heh
The next night Harry's dad showed up to scream at somebody about peeking at him through the telescope. I assume it was Brian, sitting there studying, natch. Right about this time the game started throwing boolprop errors, and John ended up getting reset. Buh-bye, John.
Friday morning Brian has moved to a different spot to study. It is constant filling skill wishes for him. His wife Sharon is starting to develop them as well. Robert tries to squeeze in a homework wish before the bus comes.
Ugh...Sunflower you sure a pullin' a wagon there. Let alone the hot pink undies to match your green skin. Sunflower is pulling lots of 'buy me' type wishes, usually found in a Fortune Sim. I wish her romance husband would throw a dating wish, then I wouldn't have to buy crap and sell it back for her. She also wants to stay home from work occasionally so promotions are slow for her.
Not to be out done by Harry, Ida Burb comes home on the bus with Robert on Friday. She had to come and see the crazy plant people family herself. She settles down with Robert and his Uncle Brian to watch TV in the greenhouse.
Mitch happened to check the computer for a job in Athletics on Friday, lo and behold it was there. He is now in the Minor Leagues. Everyone in the house is now working in their desired field.
And the gypsy leaves the lamp in the street.......
Oga booga booga....! What was the snowman doing still standing in warm weather anyhow?? Robert gets rid of him in short order while waiting for Ida to come over. He spun up wishes to play with her and make friends with her on Saturday.
The Sentry Bot finally went to work when Jeff Ternynck came along and knocked over the trash can.
Awwww Ida really likes Robert. She hugs him goodbye at 6:58 pm. She stayed all day long playing games with Robert and eating some great catfish Robert's dad made.
Right about this time Mitch realizes he can choose a second aspiration. The roll of the dice makes him half Family Sim. Owie...that means he and Sunflower will double up on the woo-hooing. How have he and Sunflower gotten away with only one child, up to this point?
Didn't last long...the worse kind of Sim for over populating a neighborhood is a Romance/Family Sim. Thank you, Risky!!!!
Can you tell it is Spring in Pleasantview? Risky is blessing Sharon and Brian as well. Gee, next round is going to be fun. But the bright side is Robert will age to teenager, and it will be easier.
Robert and Uncle Brian work out together.
The garden in the green house has come to fruition and Mitch starts gulping down eggplant juice in hopes that he will gain to body skill points needed for promotion. However his sister in law Knowledge Sim Sharon fulfills wishes spending time at the easel working for her skills.
This is where we leave the Wolosenko/Jordans for the week. I had hoped to keep population down by combining two families, but it is not meant to be. As far as fulfilling 5 wishes a day for this type of arrangement, I feel confident.
Mitch: Ending Wishes: Meet someone new, go on an island vacation, make out with three Sims, and public woo-hoo. Mitch was quite easy with dating wishes. Occasionally threw a skill wish.
Sunflower: Ending Wishes: Reach top of Slacker, ask Sim on date, be flirted with, flirt. Sunflower spent most of the round wanting stuff. I suppose that was the Pleasure Sim in her coming out. Saturday and Sunday Spring sprung, and she flipped over to romance type wishes. Thus, the second pregnancy.
Brian: Ending Wishes: Be saved from death, body 6, cleaning 9, and see a ghost. He skilled. What more can I say.
Sharon: Ending Wishes: Be BFF with her nephew Robert, ask Sim on a date, creativity 9, be flirted with. At the beginning of the week Sharon flopped around with a mixture of family type wishes and some skilling. Spring hit and she started feeling a 'lil romantic.
Robert: Typical kid wishes. Make and play with friends, do things with family members.