Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pleasantview Rnd 5 - Broke - Dustin and Angela

All who live here:

Dustin Broke - Fortune /Family - (New) LTW to Graduate 3 from College.  Will not be fulfilled. - Opening wishes:  Obtain a pet, play with, entertain, talk, meet someone new, invite someone over.

Angela Broke - Pleasure/Knowledge - (New) LTW to Become City Planner.   Opening wishes:  Play with, have a party, get hobby plaque in music an dance, go swimming, talk, and be friends with townie Zion Cormier.

Anna Broke - Pleasure - LTW to Become a Celebrity Chef.  Opening wishes:  Perform for tips, ask sim on date, have 3 first dates, and play with. First wish fulfilled - talk hobby, after school.

According to the new rules I have set up for 5 Wishes, Dustin and Angela are now unplayable, as they are perm plat.  I will add to my new rules that I can check the 'unplayables' when I first hit the lot to get an idea of how I want to play the lot, as it is so long in between plays on each lot...it would be impossible for me to remember what is going on with every Sim.  So, on I go.

I see that Dustin is currently unemployed, and there is a huge garden on the lot.  So Anna calls a butler to help out.  The family has nearly 1/2 mil in liquid cash...the garden has always been Dustin's job.  It will be too much for her to do by herself.  Anna influences Dustin to garden before the butler arrives to give him something to do, then heads off to school.

Doin' yard work

Go you, Angela!  Her new LTW is...*drum roll* to become a World Class Ballet Dancer.  humm...this means I will have to select her at least once a day to look for the job being that the only controllable Sim in the house is a teenager.  Okay, that is another change to my new rules.  heh

 What do you know!  She was able to get the job right away.

On Tuesday, Angela gets her hobby plaque in music and dance.  Seems she is more productive and successful when I am not controlling her. heh

On Tuesday after school, Anna hits the wishing well.  Back on the Burb lot, she was Joe Burb's main squeeze.  However he has left for Univesity.  Anna is looking elsewhere, and besides she was showing a wish to date.  This is townie Amar Hamilton.

Anna's date with Amar turns into a Dream Date, and Anna's mother has a difficult time watching her daughter 'make out'.  LOL

After this date, she realizes she can choose a second aspiration, and rolls Fortune.

It is now Wednesday.  Since Monday afternoon, Dustin has been sitting right here.  He is blogging about hobby...but hard telling which one.  There are two things in the room to keep needs up, the journalism and adventure career reward. He doesn't need to get up.  At all.  heh

Wednesday - first date number 4 from the well...Abhijeet Turner.  Anna is showing a wish for 5 first dates, and to ask Sim on a date.  Yer turn, Abhijeet!

On Thursday, Anna brings home Harry Burb, Joe's brother.  She is still showing the wish for 5 first dates. 

Harry turned into first date number 5.  Anna and Harry have zero bolts (unlike Anna and Harry's brother Jospeh..where there are three) so it is unlikely anything will develop here.

While Anna and Harry were having their date, Angela managed to leave house for her first day of work in the Dance field as a flamenco master.

Dustin gets an invitation to go on an outing from Diva and ex-employee Caryl Knight.  They are in love, and have been for quite some time.  According to my own rules, Dustin has been called out on an outing, and he had to accept.  Heh, this will be interesting.

Dustin was very stinky, and everybody let him know about it.

It was hard for anyone to have a good time.  heh

Dustin tries to remedy the situation by taking a bird bath in the bar bathroom.

Finally the fun started, Caryl asked Dustin to dance.  I did have to click on him to get him to call a taxi when the outing was over.  It rated 'fun' and everyone was glad to have gone.  Heh

Dustin got home from the bar...and Angela arrived home from her job as a flaminco master.

Uh-huh...she made it to the top, another LTW for her.  Why, you may ask?  She is topped out in skills.  She only has to be in a good mood, and she is pretty good at keeping herself that way on her own. heh  Her new LTW is:  Become A Space Pirate.  So...the job in Adventure will be sought out.

Friday while Anna was at school, Joy Wilkie (who just married into the plantsim family on the last lot) just walked into the Broke house, admired Dustin, and started dancing.  They don't even know each other.  WEIRD.

You would think that Anna would end up at the dinner table with Dustin and Angela, but, no.  Ida Burb (left) came home with her on the bus, then of course there is Joy Wilkie standing there, and Joe Carr came home with Angela from work.  The real unplayable Sims came rushing over to the table to eat when Anna made chili to satisfy a wish to eat chili, but her own mom and dad did not.  heh

Anna did all the gardening at night, and all the harvesting.  It was enough to get her gold.  One thing that I have started exploring during this neighborhood is the use of the different juices that can be made in TS2.  Anna has been drinking some Strawberry Lemonade - puts her in platinum if she is not already there.  :)  In the past, the only juice my Sims would really drink alot of was eggplant, to get skills.

On Saturday morning, Anna wishes to change in her pajamas after working in the garden all night long.  Seeing that wish just tickles me pink because I, ASimWen,  love to Sim in my pajamas.  And so it was!  Anna changed into her pajamas, and called out for a date.  As a side note here, looking at her lifetime aspiration meter, it is nearly full, and she is still a teen ager.  So this makes me start thinking again about how I am going to control her later.

Anna hits the wishing well, and gets Elmer Miguel.  If you will notice, there is someone sneaking into the Broke's camping tents there in the back ground.  That is Joy Wilkie, the houseguest from hell.  She came in and danced, ate food, played the Broke's piano, used the computer, now she is going to camp out.  heh

Anna received a fairly decent headmaster score.   The home tour was nearly ruined by house guest crasher Joy Wilkie blocking the bathroom doing the smustle.  heh  Just like Joseph on the last lot. Anna will not have a chance to actually attend.  She is leaving for University.

On Sunday night, Angela gets the last job she will be able to wish for.  She is two days from turning elder.  Sunday night also means....

It was Dustin's birthday.  I don't know how he and Angela got birthdays a day apart.  Hmmmm..  I might just leave Dustin in that birthday suit for meaness. hehehehe!

And this is where we end this round with the Brokes.

Ending wishes:

Anna:  Ask Sim out on Date, go to University, plant a seed, and talk about hobby.  Anna was all about doing Pleasure Sim stuff, mostly dating, rolled 'sneak out' three times but she didn't get a chance to do that. 

I am not sure making Sims unplayable when they go platinum is the answer to the unplayable issue.  I am thinking making them unplayable when they get their LTW, OR when they go plat if I don't plan to go for their LTW.  I see that Anna is probably going to go platinum while being a YA, yet I would still like to go for her LTW of Celebrity Chef.  She would just be too young to make unplayable.  eh  When she returns to the household after Uni, there must be a playable sim. 



  1. An interesting week for sure! There are two things I don't quite understand:
    1. Do you mean to say that the career rewards objects in journalism and adventure keep a Sim's needs up? I always thought they are just decorative objects.
    2. How can a Sim be on perma plat before having reached their LTW? (Apart from using the magic lamp, I mean)

    I really do want at least one wishing well somewhere in my hood - so far, no Sim has managed to convince the Gardening Club team of giving them one :-)

    1. Yes those two career rewards replenish needs. I really like them when I am playing rough challenges. About the wishing well, check out my blog list, I have a very short one titled "How To Win The Wishing Well In TS2" I love it for Romance and Pop Sims. Comes in handy for pleasure sims as well who want to date.

    2. Oh wait I didn't answer your question about how a sim becomes platinum before hey get their LTW. In the Freetime EP the sims received a lifetime meter. If they are happy and get lots of aspiration points, the meter begins to fill up. Once it reaches the top, a sim goes platinum. If you do not have Freetime you do not need to worry about this.

    3. Yes those two career rewards replenish needs. I really like them when I am playing rough challenges. About the wishing well, check out my blog list, I have a very short one titled "How To Win The Wishing Well In TS2" I love it for Romance and Pop Sims. Comes in handy for pleasure sims as well who want to date.

    4. Thanks for the explanations! I have all the exp. and accessory packs, and many of my Sims have so many aspiration points (especially those who were born in-game) that I am sure at least some of them should be on PP for that reason. Or does it only work when they do not spend their aspiration points on any of the benefits?

  2. Great round- the ISBIness of it certainly adds a good touch, can't wait to do that next round. I think I had snapdragons for that particular challenge but of course the career rewards are as good- does that statue have to be so huge though? lol.
    Yeah, keep Dustin in that weird onesie, heh.
    Angela did great working through the careers and Dustin managing a good outing was impressive.
    Looks like you have a stalker on the lot- will she ever leave?
    Looking forward to seeing Anna in college.

    1. Ha yeah Anna finally asked Joy Wilkie to leave. I find it funny when things like that happen in the game. Yeah Dustins outing was quite interesting. Left to their own devices Angela and Dustin played computer, piano, danced, made out, and used the career reward ballet barre Angela earned. Early on I removed the exercise bike, Angela made a beeline for that on Monday. My first born fifth generation in Prosperity Falls died on it, that darn thing has such a high fun factor a sim will exercise themselves to death! Haha

  3. About house guests refusing to leave - at one Point in my sims Life I had the repairman, the maid and the gardener hogging my sims' sofa for a whole play session :)

  4. This was a fun update, and kind of funny with the unwanted house guest. I can understand some of your dilemma with the ISBI part, some of those sims are just so dang successful. I REALLY like Anna, she is a very very pretty girl.

  5. The Custom Skin and the custom eyes that Angela has.
    1. What are they called
    2. Where did you get them from.

  6. Hi Jack, Her skintone and eyes are default skintone replacement files. I opened the game and looked at Angela's DNA. Here is what I saw: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2xphdiouucd1j7/Sims2EP9%202015-09-21%2011-54-49-44.jpg?dl=0 I looked all through my files and I can't discern which one they are. If you privately send me your email address I will see if I can track them down for you. Email me at asimwen(AT)gmail.com.

    1. Whose eyes are you referring to?

    2. Angela's, where did you get them from?

    3. Jack I was using a set of default replacements that I had had in my game for years, hard to know where I got them. Email me at the email address above and I will see if I can send you my default replacement files.