Monday, May 14, 2018

Round 1: Academie La Tour - 25 Bundt Way (Freshman/Sophomore Years)

O'Feefe Household

Delilah O'Feefe: Knowledge/Fortune | LTW: Become Game Designer | First Wishes: Buy a Bookcase, Gain a Skill Point, Hire a Maid, Invite Someone Over | Fulfilled First: Buy a Bookcase | Major: Art

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We have only a single sim in this house.  This is Delilah O'Feefe and her knowledge sim took over the first day, and she wanted to skill a lot. Once I got her that first skill she just skilled it up for a few hours.


After a while, she had to go to class and when she came back she wanted to do an assignment and so I sat her down and did that.


This is frequently what she wanted to do when she got home from class, do an assignment, so she did a lot of assignments over the course of the years.


Delilah doesn't have a lot of money, but she was able to get a chess board, and when she needed a skill she worked on some logic.  She then loved to sit and play chess.


However, Delilah did not have an easy week.  She REFUSED to eat or make herself food.  She has cooking skills, I forced her a couple of times, but she would wait until she was nearly dead to go "stuff her face" from the fridge and then would drink a liquid meal or eat chips.  That's it.  Rinse and repeat.  This kept her from meeting wishes frequently.


She did want to and eventually did, leave Physiology and discuss it with Mr. Starchild.  He is a 2-bolt attraction and may make a good match for Delilah someday.


She is also attracted to Mathew Hart.  They don't have a lot in common, however, so I'm not sure if this will be good or not.


At the end of the semesters, Delilah gets invited to Games of Glory from all her time at the chess table.  Delilah got B's and A+'s through all her semesters.  Most of the time spent starving or nearly starving.


Summary:

Delilah O'Feefe: She was a PAIN to play.  She didn't ever take care of herself.  She refused to make food (although occasionally she wished to eat something specific, which allowed us to force her to cook) and was always at the bottom of her hygiene and bladder bars.  She was a knowledge sim and would sometime wish for skills, and sometimes wished for the see a ghost, saved from dying type wishes. So far she has managed to make decent grades, and hopefully, she will survive until graduation. 



Round 1: Academie La Tour: Boggs Dorm (Freshman/Sophomore Years)

Boggs Dorm:

Chaz Whippler: Romance/Grilled Cheese | LTW: Have 20 Simultaneous Lovers | First Wishes: WooHoo, Buy a Double Bed, Flirt, Meet Someone New | Fulfilled First: Meet Someone New | Major: Literature

Ellen Frost: Fortune/Knowledge | LTW: Become Head of SCIA | First Wishes: Earn $100, Buy a Painting, Earn Some Money, Buy a Sculpture | Fulfilled First: Buy a Painting | Major: Economics

Phineaus Furley: Family/Grilled Cheese | LTW: Graduate 3 Children from College | First Wishes: Flirt, Meet Someone New, Fall in Love, Play with Chaz (Whippler) | Fulfilled First: Play with Chaz (Whippler) | Major: Political Science

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The first few days of this house I apparently played awhile back.  I don't fully remember everything that happened, but hopefully, with the pictures, we will figure it out. Chaz, with a secondary aspiration of Grilled Cheese, wants to find people to talk with.  He tried with this dormie, but she didn't want to talk.


Phineaus is also a secondary Grille Cheese and also would like to talk to people about it.  This dormie, who I cannot remember the name of right now, accepts this discussion topic and they enjoy the conversation.


Ellen, being the knowledge sim, wanted to do research with people, and so she does with these couple of other sims in the dorms.  She is very interested in keeping her grades up.


Chaz is desperate to find someone to Woohoo with.  He hopes to find a dormie girl attractive.  This one is decent and so he talks with her awhile, then rolls up a wish to ask her out on a date, so he tries....and gets shot down.



Ellen, in the meantime, needs a body skill point, so she heads to the gym to get this skill.  I believe she just rolled for a random skill, but she needed a body skill so it was chosen.


Chaz has found the cheerleader Wendy to be attractive and she asks him out on a date.  They had already had a date, but unfortunately, it didn't last long since Chaz had to go to class.


Back at the dorms Chaz and Phineaus talk grilled cheese.  Since they are both Grilled Cheese sims this, of course, goes well and meets wishes for both.  They then play some kicky bag and become better friends.


Ellen, meanwhile, has found a dormie boy that is actually very attractive to her.  I don't remember this guys name, but she found him and wanted to do a few things with him.


Phineaus isn't the most exciting sim, he spends a lot of time wanting to eat or serve grilled cheese, which he does nearly every day since he wishes for it.


Chaz takes Wendy, the cheerleader, out again and tries to make the best out of this particular date.  They go to whatever lot this is and start their date.  They get a good way through it, and then lose wishes for each other.  So they end the date, and Chaz takes the time to talk with Ms. Sharp.


Ellen spends some more time talking about her hobby, Cuisine, with her dormie love interest.  I haven't decided if I will let her keep him, or see if a playable might catch her eye later.


Phineaus went into a spiral of wanting to study specific things.  Here he is finishing his Fire Safty study.  He actually got through it quickly, since it was fall.


He continues to try and find who will talk Grilled Cheese.  I believe, from this picture, DJ Verse will talk Grilled Cheese with sims.  That's an important thing to know as she is playable and will move into one of the hoods later.


Ellen, who wants to make money left and right, got herself a simoleon tree, which promptly died since she never took care of it.


Janette....I think that's it, she catches Chaz's eye and they start flirting.  He throws a bunch of wishes for her for awhile, and they are soon crushing on each other.


Chaz comes home from finishing up his current semester.  With this picture, I will mention that the first year Chaz got a C and then a B.  Ellen ended up with A+'s for her freshman year, and Phineaus received B's for both of his semesters during this year.


Back at the dorms, Chaz finds this dormie willing to discuss Grilled Cheese with him.  They are actually quite a few dormies in this dorm that will discuss Grilled Cheese.  That is great for the two sims here who want to discuss it.


Phineaus wished for a skill, so he goes to the pool to get his body skill up to where it needed to be.  He left shortly after getting his skill point.


Chaz was likely in heaven sitting here between his two favorite girls, at least at the moment.  He's got a crush for both of these girls.


Phineaus, who really wanted to meet a girl, went to a new spot and found this girl, Sarah Love and she was 2-bolts hot.  Now, I know she actually has another love, but we will see what happens.  She is the first 2-bolt girl Phineaus has found.


Chaz took out the cheerleader, Wendy, again and she wanted to go downtown.  So off they went to the Crypt O Night club.  He started off with a backrub and they even took a sweet picture together.


Shortly after they took the picture, the date ended as a dream date, but they continued to enjoy each others company and made out.  They then hopped back into the photo booth for a little more fun.  They are still not in love, but well on their way.


Chaz suddenly wanted to start doing more in school.  He started wishing to go to class, as well as to get skill points.  Since he needed body skills, he headed to the gym and got on the treadmill.


In the dorm, Elle and Phineaus spend time playing chess together.  Ellen has become fairly obsessed with chess, wanting to spend a bunch of time playing.


The coach begins to come by nearly every day and yell at Chaz, twice.  That's right, he gets 2 "workout" actions every time the coach comes by.  I usually let him go ahead and work out because he still needs body skills.


Many of the dormies and the playables have become friends, or are becoming friends.  The streaker girl also visits frequently.


Chaz, all on his own, suddenly decides he wants to learn to paint.  He spends multiple hours at this easel and gets all of the creativity skills he needed for this semester.


Ellen has a date with this dormie, but Chaz isn't happy.  He had a crush on her, and even though he has multiple other loves and crushes, this one apparently is unacceptable.


I have never seen a sim "restock" the fish tank by themselves before, but here is Ellen doing just that.


Because of the date with Ellen, Chaz and this dormie now hate each other.  When they come home around the same time from school, this is what happens.  I'm expecting a full fight to break out soon.


We end this update with Phineaus wanting to fall in love.  Since there is only one girl we have found that has enough attraction to make us want to bring them together, he invites over Sarah Love, and indeed there is love.


The sophomore year for each of these sims was decently successful.  Chaz received an A+ and a C, Phineaus received A+'s for both semesters, and Ellen received an A+ and a B.

Summary:

Chaz Whippler: Started off really hard.  He wanted that WooHoo so badly but had no girls that he had a good relationship with to do it with.  Once he got the woohoo he became much easier.  He loves to play darts and occasionally gets really into school.
Ending Wishes: Ask Sim on Date, Influence Someone to Make Grilled Cheese, Buy a Guitar, Serve Grilled Cheese, Be Flirted Wish

Ellen Frost: She was hit or miss on her wishes.  Sometimes she had wishes that were simply to meet and other times she had impossible wishes.  Her knowledge side really came out wanting to be saved from death, or to see a ghost most of the time.
Ending Wishes: Talk About Hobby, Serve Food, Play Chess, Do Research with Someone, Play Marco Polo

Phineaus Furley: He was the easiest sim to keep happy.  Wished for grilled cheese items, to eat, to serve, etc, every day. They were easy to meet and kept him pretty happy.  He did, towards the end, become much more interested in falling in love and doing other "family sim" type thing.
Ending Wishes: Eat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Get Engaged to Sarah (Love), Buy a Drum Kit, Entertain Sarah (Love), Gain a Skill Point


Funny Picture:

I thought this was funny.  I don't often see two cow mascots at the same time.  They aren't identical, which I never noticed before.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Coming back

I don't know how many people still read and follow Sims 2 blogs, but Megalahood is coming back soon.  Got a new job, work went a little crazy for awhile and then my computer died.  So now I have a new computer, plan to work on getting Sims 2 up and working again, but I'm also in the process of moving, so my time is limited, but I will be back soon.  I love this hood, can't wait to play it again, and once I have moved into my house I will actually have my old sims computer available to play on....at least that is the plan.  So keep your eye out, cause I will be back very soon, at least I hope.  Megalahood may not be the first update, but keep an eye on Prosperity Fellowship 1, Clovercrest, and Breeze Point as well to see where I pop up next.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Desiderata Valley Completed

We have come to another completed hood in Megalahood.  Here are the number breakdowns for Desiderata Valley.

Total Sims in Desiderata Valley: 29
Alive: 29 Active
Dead: 0 deceased

Males: 14
Females: 15

Elders: 1
Adults: 19
Teens: 3
Children: 3
Toddlers: 1
Babies: 2

Primary Aspirations:
Family: 6
Fortune: 3
Knowledge: 4
Pleasure: 0
Romance: 1
Popularity: 8
Grilled Cheese: 1
Grow Up: 6

Secondary Aspirations:
Family: 6
Fortune: 1
Knowledge: 2
Pleasure: 3
Romance: 6
Popularity: 2
Grilled Cheese: 3
Grow Up: 6

Once again we have a pretty even mix between males and females in the hood so far.  A decent mix of aspirations, although once again no Pleasure sims (as a primary.)  Popularity seems to be the main aspiration here, although family is a close second. I find it pretty funny that the number of toddlers and babies between the two hoods we have played so far are exactly the same.  The hoods are pretty even at the moment.  Next up we are heading to university, Academia La Tour.

Round 1: Traveller (Season 1: Fall)

Traveller Household:

Trent Traveller: Knowledge/Family | LTW: Become Criminal Mastermind | First Wishes: Tina Get A+ Report Card, Get Tina into Private School, Be Best Friends with Tina (Traveller), Buy a Bookcase | First Fulfilled: Buy a Bookcase

Trisha Traveller: Popularity/Pleasure | LTW: Become Celebrity Chef | First Wishes: Be Friends with Tina (Traveller), Be Friends with Julien (Cooke), Reach Charisma Level 1, Get a job in the Slacker Career | First Fulfilled: Reach Charisma Level 1

Tina Traveller: Child | First Wishes: Buy a Lemonade Stand, Buy Electronic Entertainment, Buy a Telescope, Obtain a Pet | First Fulfilled; Buy a Telescope

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Since the Traveller's came with Bon Voyage they rolled to move into this hood.  They have plenty of money and buy a house.  It isn't furnished, but that offers the ability to get a couple of wishes met right away.  Right after the house gets furnished Trent wants to WooHoo in a bed.  Since we meet these wants when they appear he and Trisha head to the bed after Tina walk's to school.


After some WooHoo Trent is the knowledge sim he was created to be and wants skill points.  So out to the chess table he goes, as I think he wanted Logic points specifically.


Trisha also wants a skill point, but she wants it in Charismas.  Neither of these two has a job, so we are looking out for their desired careers.  Trent's comes up pretty quickly, but nothing for Trisha.


After gaining her logic point she joins Trent at the chess table to gain a logic point.  By now, Trent just wants logic points building on each other, so they play until the welcome wagon shows up.


The welcome wagon includes Hannah Bell and Victor Aspir.  They have a pillow fight on the front porch of the house.  Pillow fights are VERY popular with sims.


When Tina comes home she wants to jump rope and earn a skill of some kind.  I love Knowledge sims for this, but also kids do it frequently too, where they want 2 things that can be met at the same time, relatively easily.


Then Tina wanted to do homework, and learn how to study.  Trent steps up, who is close with his daughter already and helps her learn how to study.  He didn't actually do much other than stand there, didn't say anything....so I have a feeling Tina already knew how, she just wanted moral support.


Trisha wants to play Kicky Bag, so she befriends Victor Aspir enough to play with him.  Right before this, Maddie something called and invited her downtown.  So she played until the taxi came to pick her up.


When we get downtown we realize Maddie is The Diva and she brought along Mr. Big as well.  They head into the club that was chosen.


Trisha talks up Maddie and in the other room, I noticed someone else come stalking in that Trisha might want to know.


Yes, the Contessa is here.  For a moment I thought she was going to bite this guy, the animation looked like it was happening, but then she didn't bite him, and went back to conversing.  I was surprised since I know they typically have to bite a playable first. Trisha was having trouble keep needs up so she went hope after chatting with the Contessa a couple of minutes.


Back at the house, Tina wanted to sell Lemonade.  So I let her. At first, just her dad came out, but some of the welcome wagon folks came out and bought some too.  Then Tina headed to sleep.  She struggles some with needs as well. (Editors Note: Since I don't "unlock" the needs perks first her like I do in the other hoods, I realize/remember how hard it can be to keep them up all the time.  It's an added challenge, which is fun.) 



The next morning, the second day of this house, Trisha runs into the bathroom.  Apparently, she also puts her head through the door in order to reach the toilet in time and throws up.  Apparently Risky decided to give these guys another child.


Then it's back to skilling for this family.  Tina always wants to jump rope, which tires her out but gives her fun and skills.


Later that night Trisha confirms what we already knew, she is pregnant.  No wonder her needs were tanking so much at the club.


Trent wished to use the telescope and so off he went.  I had a small worry that he might get abducted.  It would just be my luck that both parents would be pregnant at the same time, but luckily he just enjoyed the stars and went to bed.


Trisha still hasn't found a job, and being pregnant she doesn't have a lot of energy so she spends most of her days on the phone trying to become friends with people.  The early days of a "new" hood are hard since no one knows anyone.  Especially on pop sims.


Like father like daughter.  Both of these two love to skill together.  Although in this instance, Tina is fulfilling her Films and Literature hobby desires.  She loves to read books, and watch movies.


Maddie calls (I think) and invites Trisha downtown again.  This time we pick a restaurant so that Trisha can get some food this time while socializing.  They all get cake, and Trisha enjoys the company.


 Back at home, an infamous sim is playing chess with young Tina.  They seem to be talking about money.


Then Tina tries to talk to her about her hobby interests.  Nina is actually not interested and they lose some friendship points, but it met the wish for Tina none the less.


It's mid-way through the season and it's time for the baby to come.  Trisha, in the kitchen amazingly, gets up and goes into labor.  I'm sort of surprised she didn't run to the bathroom first since that seems to be the preferred place to give birth in this game.


The baby is born Thursday, July 11, 2004 (day 4) at 12:41 PM.  We discover that my baby naming site no longer gives the lists it used to, so after finding a new one, this baby is given the site popular name (vs the US pop name) #426.  It would have been fun if the list had given me a "T" name, but we have broken this trend now. Introducing Linnea Traveller.


Trisha, ever the pop sim, wants to throw a party to celebrate, so she invites just about everyone she knows.  Most of them show up for the party, including the Contessa who begins to smoke and leaves immediately.


Tina comes home with her first A+ report card and runs excitedly to tell her mom.  I didn't get a picture of it, but Trisha does go cheer for Tina a couple minutes after this.


Then it's back to the usual for Trisha, spending time on the phone.  She still hasn't found a career in Culinary, like she wants to, so she just stays home with the kids.


Wanting to "meet someone new" Trisha heads out and greets this red headed man.  I do not know what his name was anymore.


Trent brought someone home from work but didn't throw any wishes to interact with her, and so he studied instead.  Tina did her homework in the background.


This is a typical day her, Trent and Tina studying something, and Trisha on the computer looking for work.  It's a pretty standard sight in a pop/knowledge family.


Tina always wants to sell lemonade, and so she went out to see if she could be successful.  This woman, who was passing by, stopped and bought a cup.  It was very satisfying for Tina, especially since it's Fall and not a common time for lemonade stands.


Trisha wanted to throw another party, and it was time for Linnea to grow up.  So lots of people were invited over again.  Among them were Victor Aspir and Dora Ottomons.  I'm not sure WHAT happened here, but suddenly these two were crushing on each other.  This could cause some interesting stories later on.


But then it was time for little Linnea to no longer be a baby, but to become a toddler.  Trisha took her to the cake, and they blew out the candles.


Linnea is no longer a baby and is now a cute little toddler. Her looks are an interesting mix, and I'll be interested to see what she looks like as a child.  Her wishes upon growing up, Be Snuggled or Played with by either parent.  The first fulfilled, be snuggled by Trisha.


Still without a job, Trish continues to meet anyone she can.  This guy should be very familiar to most simmers.


Linnea wants to learn to talk, and so after meeting a couple other wishes first, Trisha sits down and teaches Linnea to talk.  Only one day with wishes and Linnea gets 5 right away.  Toddlers are rather easy to meet wishes for.


Summary:

Trent Traveller: Trent was relatively easy to keep happy. A typically knowledge sim, earn a skill point, earn more and more and more.  He had a couple of rough days when his needs were just not letting him do everything he wanted.  Also started throwing the "see ghost" and "be saved from death" wishes towards the end.
Ending Wishes: Reach Creativity Level 5, Reach Cleaning Level 6, Be Save from Death, Reach Cooking Level 3

Trisha Traveller: Mostly an easy sim to keep happy.  She had so much time alone at the house to just talk on the phone constantly and had multiple outings to keep her pop wishes flowing.  Her pregnancy was hard on her, so the first day of that was mostly coping with needs dropping.
Ending Wishes: Have a Party, Ask Sim on Date, Be Best Friends with Nina (Caliente), Serve Food

Tina Traveller: One of the harder kids to keep happy for me.  She wanted to do lots of things around pets, but they would spin away pretty quick, so we tried to meet all her skill, and hobby desires. She also went to bed really early if I wasn't watching her, and her fun plummeting like kids will, made it hard some days to reach her wants.
Ending Wishes: Grow Up Well, Be Best Friends with Glen (Cleveland), Get A+ Report Card, Be BFF with Trent (Traveller)

Linnea Traveller: Become a toddler right at the end of the round, and reached 5 wishes that day.  She takes after her father in hair color, but it's hard to tell who she'll take after as she gets older.
Ending Wishes: Be Talked To by Trent (Traveller), Be Played with by Trent (Traveller), Be Snuggled by Trent (Traveller), Be Talked To by Trisha (Traveller)