5 Wishes a Day
A lot of players have been playing various neighborhoods in Sims 2 with the 5 wishes a day "challenge" ASimWen introduced and I have been interested in playing it for awhile. I also have been very interested in the idea of having a megahood. One hood where all other premade hoods are added together to form one gigantic hood. I've seen blogs about megahoods and have thought, while a lot of work, it would be SO MUCH FUN!
So enter Megalahood. :) I have taken the uber hood or megahood template from http://meetme2theriver.livejournal.com/63030.html and using the instructions have created a massive hood with Belladonna Cove as the main hood and the rest (Pleasantview, Strangtown, etc) as shopping districts. I also have added all three vacation spots and all 3 universities.
I went through and added all the families from the sim bins into each hood so that all premade families are to be played. Then I came up with a play order. I won't give you all the families, but my hood play order will be as follows. (A minor change has been made, I am splitting the universities throughout the rounds, so they aren't all played at once):
1. Belladonna Cove
2. Desiderata Valley
3. Uni - Academia La Tour
4. Riverblossom Hills
7. Uni - Sim State University
9. Bluewater Village
10. Uni - La Fiesta Tech
Each hood and each family will be played by basic prosperity style rules. Such as:
- Each house played for the same amount of time (one full season, or 2 "years" of uni)
- Roll for aspiration and turn on/turn offs for each sim
Some rules I won't worry too much about, such as moving to new houses as needed, and I will be using the weather orb thing to keep seasons matched throughout the entire hood. Obviously, my goal for each member of each family is to have them meet 5 wishes each day. I have also come up with the following "rules" for myself.
1. When a sim moves out or graduates from Uni a random number between 1 and 8 will be picked. That will be the neighborhood they move into (unless they are an heir which means they will move back home)
2. If a sim wishes to go to uni (and it stays, marking it as a truly held wish) a die will be rolled for which uni they will attend. A 1 or 4 sends the sim to Academia La Tour, 2 or 5 they go to Sim State and a 3 or 6 they go to La Fiesta. This way the sims from all the neighborhoods get mixed up throughout the different unis if they go.
3. Phone calls, whenever possible, must be answered and accepted (unless the person isn't at home)
4. When WooHoo wishes roll up every attempt must be made to accept it. (I am using Risky)
5. Wishes fulfilled while on a date do not count towards 5 wishes (this should keep me from being tempted to use a date to fulfill wishes)
6. Secondary Aspiration will be picked first, then the primary aspiration track will be filled, followed by secondary and then the rest as I want.
7. When invited on an outing, always go.
I'm sure I will adjust, add and remove these as I play and find what works and what doesn't. I might make marriage wishes a requirement to fulfill as well, but we'll see what happens. :)
This blog will NOT be updated regularly. I am going to use this hood and style of play as a "refresher" when I'm starting to get tired of traditional prosperity play in my two prosperity hoods Breeze Point and Fellowship One. Both of these hoods will take precedence if I'm in the mood to play, but if I just want something open, fun and different I'll play here and update as I go. I won't abandon this project, but until I finish up the prosperity hoods it will take a back seat.
I'm super excited to play families I have never, or very infrequently, played with and see where their wishes guide me. It's a huge undertaking as I discovered there are 67 families (not including uni sims) in the hoods, but should be a lot of fun. If you have any questions please ask! Enjoy!