Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Round 1: Academie La Tour: Mille Dorms (Freshman/Sophomore Years)

Students Household

Emily Lee: Knowledge/Romance | LTW: Become City Planner | First Wishes: Flirt, Buy a Telescope Costing at Least $500, WooHoo, Buy a Double Bed | Fulfilled First: Buy a Double Bed | Major: History

Tom Freshe: Fortune/Grilled Cheese | LTW: Become Business Tycoon | First Wishes: Buy a Painting, Earn $100, Earn Some Money, Influence Someone to Make Grilled Cheese | Fulfilled First: Buy a Painting | Major: Economics

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We now visit the Mille Dorms where we have 2 sims living.  We have our first sim in uni to get a double bed in a dorm (I usually don't allow them) and then we start decorating the dorm with paintings.  Emily starts talking to and checking out everyon in the dorm.  She will need someone to Woohoo with to fulfill that wish.


She then wishes for a skill point, and since she needs a body skill she jumps rop in right outside the room.


Tom is a slave to the Grilled Cheese.  He finds out this girl in the dorm will talk with him about it, which is good.


He then wants to do something on the computer, probably earn some money, as a fortune sim.


But then it's back to grilled cheese.  So he serves some and eats some and fulfills some wishes again.


Emily wants to date and to flirt, and the only person he has a high enough relationship with is Tom.  So she asks him and he accepts the date.  They have a good time, and end up crushing on each other by the end.


They only have a single bolt of attraction but Tom's turn on's are make up and jewlrey.  She doesn't have any jewlrey but Emily can put on make-up.


They autonomously flirt with each other, and I guess, even though there is a 2-bolter in the dorm, this appears where wishes are headed for them.


Emily either still needs, or wanted another body skill point, so to the gym she goes. (Remember in Megalahood we have community lot skilling.)  It almost appears this guy is giving her assistanace, like the coach.


Back in the dorm Tom shares grilled cheese with Emily.  She won't talk the cheese with him, but as it got further and further into the round she started wishing to eat grilled cheese nearly every day.


Tom finds a couple other people will also talk the cheese with him.  This dorm is actually filled with people willing to talk grilled cheese.  It's amazing how many sims will actually do that.


Then it's time for school work.  The forming couple do their assignments together.


Then they have a little flirt, and a date in the hall.  We finally have love.


Which mean Emily finally reaches that WooHoo wish she wanted so badly.


Tom's wishes got stuck, so we took him to a community lot where he found this girl will also talk grilled cheese.  Once he did this he went back home.


Where he promptly influenced the cook to make grilled cheese sandwhiches.


Emily's knowledge side hit full force after the woohoo want was met.  She studied with this blonde in the dorm.


Tom decided to see if we could shake up his wishes some more and went to the music center, where our dorm blonde was.  She actually will talk grilled cheese.


We also find that Jared Starchild (whom we haven't played yet) will also talk the cheese. We can see from these pictures Tom has adjusted his hair from brown to red.  Emily has a red hair turn on, so we decided to try it out.


10 hours before his final Tom suddenly wishes to make the dean's list.  He hasn't wished for skills, or anything to give himself skills the entire semester, but suddenly he cares.  So we quickly have him get his skills, and sit down to do an assigment before the final.


Emily changes her hair to brown, since Tom is turned off by black hair.  Suddenly we realize they have 2 bolts now.  Perhaps they can be happy together.


Emily works on her skills, getting a logic point this time.  So far she has kept up wishing for skills when she needs them and has been the perfect knowledge sim to go through university.  She had one quick wish to have 2 loves at the same time, but it quickly rolled away and hasn't come back.


Tom and Emily spend a lot of time together flirty and talking after class some days.


Some nights Tom even greats her like this.  These types of things have always been autonomous for them.  I have directed some specific interactions on dates, but mostly they have formed this all by themselves.


They spent almost the entire day together one day just talking, joking, dancing, etc.  They only stopped when they went to class.


Emily threw a wish to study Phisology, so I sat her down and had her do it.  It will make those body skills much easier in the future.


One morning, right before the end of the sophmore year, both kids woke up and wanted a kiss.  I happily obliged them and let them have a kiss together.  Both were very happy.


Summary:


Emily Lee: After she got her woohoo she became incrediably easy.  Has maintained an A+ the entire way through school so far, and always wants to do an assignment, write a term paper and go to class almost every day.  She throws a handful of romantic wishes, and they go towards Tom.  Has only wished for that one woohoo.
Ending Wishes: Be Struck by Lightning, Ask Sim on Date, Write Term Paper, Do Assignment, Play Computer Game

Tom Freshe: Started out great.  Easy to get 5 wishes for most days.  Did have some buy me buy me wishes, but grilled cheese has taken over his life.  He NEVER wants to skill.  He wants to do school work, write papers, etc but does not want to get the skills in order to be successful.  The one semester he threw a wish to be on the Dean's list and so I took that to mean, he wanted the skills.  He has been influenced to clean at times to gain those skills when Emily wishes for it, but typically he does not.  I have directed a couple of times to have him use the chess table instead of the computer for a game, but I'm worried he is going to end up on academic probation in these next couple of years.  Right at the end of play, he started occasionally throwing wishes for non-grilled cheese items, so maybe he will get better.
Ending Wishes: Win a Dance Contest, Win a Game Competition, Win a Cooking Contest, Talk About Hobby, Perform Music for Tips

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

Biggs Household

Marla Biggs: Knowledge/Fortune | LTW: Max Out 7 Skills | First Wishes: Buy a Telescope Costing at least $500, Buy a Painting, Earn Some Money, Buy a Sculpture | Fulfilled First: Buy a Sculpture | Major: Biology

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We are at another house with a single sim, although this time Marla lives in one of the dorms, so there are a lot of other people around for her to want to interact with.  Even though she is a knowledge sim her first wishes were to fulfill things for the fortune side of her.


Right after we load the lot the university coach shows up and yells at Marla and she launches into a workout.  She is not a fit sim, but she works out for a while and then stops.


She doesn't know anyone in the dorm really, and this girl comes up and talks to her about kissing.  We have a moment of wondering if Marla will be more interested in girls than guys, but we soon find out that is not true.


Marla went and got a cell phone, but while she was there we caught Mathew Hart (who we haven't played yet) working on being friends with an SS member.  Maybe he'll be someone who actually gets into the SS in this play.


Back at the dorm Marls talks to this guy, I don't remember his name now, about college and then her knowledge wishes start to kick in.  She wanted skill points, which was good because she needed a couple for the semester.


Then she wanted to do homework.  She started wanting higher and higher levels of cooking skill and when she reached level 5 she wanted to win a cooking competition.  I used to think she wouldn't be able to do this since she wasn't invited to a hobby lot.  But reading other blogs showed me there is a location she could go.  So down to Copur Kitchen Cook-off we went.


Marla entered her chili and then waited.  We see another familiar sim, one of the Cordial sisters is also entering.  Then something sort of weird happened, and two more people brought food to the table, then left.  The judge went through and judged them all and amazingly enough, Marla won!  She did look happy right after this picture was taken.


Marla then had a strong desire to eat her, now, award-winning chili.  So, she grabbed a bowl and sat down.  Samantha Cordial-Rutherford grabs one of her omelets and sits down with her.  She doesn't stay long though.


Back at the dorms, Marla is back to wanting to do homework most days, so she sits and does some homework while no one else is around.


Then Marla starting wanting to talk about her cooking hobby.  So she talks with this dormmate.  This is actually fairly unusual as Marla is EXTREMELY shy.  She only has 1 outgoing/shy point.


Then her hobby takes over again, and she wants to serve food.  I believe she also wanted to eat spaghetti, so she served the dormmates spaghetti and grabbed a plate for herself.  Quick wishes met.


Then the coach is back.  Marla hasn't gotten any healthier and, indeed, is actually showing no "line" on the fitness bar at all.  She is as unfit as can possibly be.  We let her work out for awhile this time, though since she needs a body point.  Maybe at some point, she will get into a fitness kick, but not yet.


To switch up some wishes, and because she was showing a wish to get an MP3 player (and it was the only wish I could achieve at that moment) she went to the shops.  As soon as she arrived she didn't want the MP3 player anymore (that's ok with me) but wanted to do homework, so she sat down, but was so tired she never finished it.


Back and home Marla autonomously wanted to dance.  This picture shows just how shy she is.  I didn't really realize HOW awkward shy sims dance, but the guy dancing beside her seems really concerned about her.


Then knowledge wishes came back.  She wanted to do research with someone and this dormmate was already researching so she quickly joined him.


Then she wanted to gain more skills, so she studied something else....maybe mechanical at this point?  Not sure anymore, but skill points were achieved.


Marla also needed logic, so when the desire came up she sat and practiced at the chess board.


Her fortune side took over again for a bit and she wanted to make a certain amount of money.  The money tree wasn't cutting it, and she wasn't good enough at painting to make money there, so she worked in the cafeteria for a while.


Then, needing more body skills, she jumped rope right outside her bedroom.


Marla really wanted to eat Mac and Cheese one day, and it's what the cafeteria was serving.  I thought GREAT, and she grabbed a bowl.  It didn't earn the wish.  She ended up having to make her own bowl, not eat what the cafeteria lady made, to earn the wish. I double checked and it was to eat, not learn how to make.


Then Marla finished a painting she had started a while ago.  She also got a creativity skill point in the process, earning some wish points.


She then started throwing wishes for her hobby again and wanted to talk about it.  This dormmate was not interesting in talking about her cuisine enthusiasm.


Marla takes good care of her money tree, and finally reaches whichever milestone in money earning she wanted here.  Her fortune side is very strong.


Autonomously this dormmate flirted with Marla.  She accepted it, but nothing else happened with these two so far, and she hasn't thrown any wishes for him.


Then the coach was back and Marla was back to trying to work out.


Marla wanted, desperately, for a bass.  So once she finally had enough money saved up, she purchased one.  It took a lot of her saved money, but Marla loves to perform and started getting creativity skills left and right.


Then right before the end of the round, Marla wanted to win another cooking contest.  This time she went to the hobby lot since she had finally been invited.  She entered her chili again and crossed her fingers.


And, even though I was concerned about a couple of the other entries she won once again and was very happy.


Summary:


Marla: She was so easy to keep happy, and reached her 5 wishes most days.  Once she earned that first cooking skill point it became her life.  Even though she has other hobby interests now, she always comes back to cooking.  Her knowledge and fortune sides seemed to war with each other, some days she wanted knowledge wishes, other days fortune wishes, but both were easily met as a whole.  So far Marla's wishes have led her to have an A+ and she is well on her way to being a 4.0 student.  Right at the end of the round she starting throwing a random wish to be flirted with so we will see what happens with that.
Ending Wishes: Do assignment, Write Term Paper, Learn Anger Management, Eat Mac and Cheese, Eat Spaghetti