Thursday, January 29, 2015

Round 1: Contrary (Season 1: Fall)

Contrary Household: 

Edward Contrary: Knowledge/Family  |  LTW: Become a City Planner |  First Wishes: Rick Gets A+ Report Card, Rick is an Overachiever, Talk to Opal (Contrary), Dance with Opal (Contrary)  |  First Fulfilled: Talk to Opal (Contrary)

Opal Contrary: Knowledge/Grilled Cheese  |  LTW: Become a City Planner  |  First Wishes: Rick Gets A+ Report Card, Rick is an Overachiever, Have a Baby (Locked), Get a Bronze Sewing Talent Badge |  First Fulfilled: Gain a Skill Point

Rick Contrary: Fortune/Romance  |  LTW: Become World Class Ballet Dancer  |  First Wishes: Earn Some Money, Earn $100, Get Into Private School,  Get a Bronze Sewing Talent Badge |  First Fulfilled: Earn Some Money


This is an interesting family to play, and they are VERY broken as a family.  A family divided.  No one has good relationships with each other, although they all have very familial type wishes being thrown early so maybe there is a chance.

To start Edward wanted to talk to Opal, but Opal didn't have any desire to talk back to him.  Rick meanwhile called the headmaster because he wanted into private school.

Then, probably to get away from the fighting inside, Rick went out and invited in a passer-by.  I don't think he was with the welcome wagon.

Things had calmed down inside when the welcome wagon did come and the family and one of the greeters sat down to lunch.

Rick greeted the headmaster and brought him into the house to show him around.  Someone cooked food, although I don't remember who now.  I do remember they got invited out during dinner and so they all went.

It was a pretty large group but the family didn't stay overly long at the outing.

Rick managed to get in Private School even with everyone leaving the headmaster alone for awhile. When Rick came home from school the next day he wanted to ask him mom for help with homework.  She held the wish to help Rick with his homework, but their relationship was so bad neither was willing to accept the others invitation.  After a lot of talking and joking they managed to get out of the negative and be willing to help/be helped with the homework.

Edward received a chance at work and made a bad decision.  He was demoted, but at least not fired.  When he came home he wasn't too torn up about it.  Most of the rest of the day he spent skilling.

While waiting for Opal to join them Edward and Rick managed to have a pleasant conversation.  Rick is still in the negative with his dad, but very close to gaining a positive relationship soon

Rick came home the next day and REALLY wished for a date, so he greeted Ophelia Nigmos and they had a small date.  It only went up to ok. (I had a broken custom content that was keeping Opal (and only Opal) from gaining cooking with the TV.  When I took it out the date was ended everything was somewhat reset.)

Rick and Opal have gotten their relationship on track and have both been wishing for a baby.  We'll have to see if risky provides them with one, but it's locked in for now.

This is what most of the time at this house actually looks like.  Building wishes for knowledge sims is pretty easy in theory....of course they keep holding on to wishes like be saved from death and see a ghost which make them a little difficult but still skill based for the most part.

Rick discovers his favorite activity is in Sports.  Since he wants to gain a skill he shoots some hoops.

Opal at one point had a bad chance card and got fired.  There still have been no Architecture jobs in the paper, so she took a job in Dance.  After her second day she came running from the car pool....

Edward, wanting to gain any skill point, and needing body for his job came out and played with the basketball hoop as well.

Opal has spent so much time gaining cooking skills she can mow visit the Culinary hobby lot.

That next morning, the end of the first fall (there are two falls in Desiderta Valley) Opal wakes up and "pops".  Both Edward and Opal have wishes for a baby locked in so next round they will get an easy wish.



Edward: This guy was hard.  With no one in the family getting along in the beginning wishes were hard to come by.  Then he got into skilling and took off for a day.  Then he didn't switch up what skills he wanted and so it took longer and longer to gain them.  He didn't have enough points until late in the round to get the thinking cap so he slowed again.
Ending Wishes: Be Saved from Death, Rick Gets Scholarship, Have a Baby (Locked), Reach Body Level 5

Opal: She was NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to get wishes fulfilled for.  Either it was attainable at that moment, or the relationship wasn't good enough or she was too tired, or to unhappy about something.  One of the most frustrating sims I've ever played.  By the end of the week she had finally found her stride and we started getting wishes left and right.
Ending Wishes: Be Saved from Death, Reach Cooking Level 8, Have a Baby (Locked), Rick Gets Scholarship

Rick::  The easiest, by far, sim to keep happy in this house.  His fun tanked all the time, but he was earning wishes like crazy, except for a couple of days when he was so miserable he wouldn't do any of the things that would fulfill wishes, and they had no money to buy any of the things he wanted.  He did get into a routine though of waking up and giving financial counseling (which fulfilled a Make some Money wish he had daily) and then be set to gain more after school.
Ending Wishes: Go to College, Buy a Drum Kit, Buy a Car, Go to Work


  1. nice to the contrary family in one piece in your game in mine there are separated. Lovely read glad your back to simming again.

    1. Thanks, luckily they did most of the relationship mending all on their own. I got Rick and Opal started to get the homework wishes, but that seemed to start a chain of relationship repair. I'm glad, because the new baby will hopefully fair better. It's still not FIXED, but they aren't warring anymore. :)

  2. I enjoyed playing the Contrary family when they were still young like that... by now, Rick is an Elder in my 'hood, and both his parents have long gone. I still like their house, although I have changed the furniture (for the better, I think!) quite a bit. It is nice to see them as they used to be a long time ago!

    1. I'm sure as the round progress the house will grow and change quite a bit, but I like it too. The one major thing I want to get rid of is the wall that makes up the "hallway" to the bedrooms. With only one "doorway" it is a bit annoying. Thanks for reading. :)

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