Saturday, February 18, 2017

Round 4 Complete!

Points (for fun)

Original: 82 points

+5 for 5 new sims: Dillon, Lucy, Cara, Sabastian, Debbie
+11 for Big Sims on Campus: Ian, Hedwig, James, Risto, Michaell, Charles, Amethyst, Esmond, Temperance, Bruce, Donatella
+2 for Platinum Graves: Gregory, Sandra
+1 for Neighborhood Wealth. Currently at: $477,984
+10 for Summa Cum Laude: Donatella, Bruce, Esmond, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Charles, Risto, Miles, James, Hedwig
+20 for 2 CAS Elders reaching IW: Mama J, Hilda
+20 for 2 CAS Elders reaching LTW: Mama J, Hilda

New Total: 151 Points

6 Deaths
1 Birth

76 Sims (68 Active + 8 deceased)

WE REACHED THE END!!!!  The university round was SO LONG.  With the massive break I took, it's taken me far too long to get through the round.  We had a pretty good jump in the score this time around with all the kids being so successful in their university years.  So far the population is holding pretty steady, but everyone was in university. Now with all those kids moving back, we will see what sort of population controls I will suddenly have to put in place.

I am planning on jumping around a little between Clovercrest, and Megalahood for awhile now but then I get to go back and play in Breeze Point for the first time in years.  I am very excited to see all the families over there and hope you will follow along with their adventures too.

Friday, February 17, 2017

University: Part 6

Sophomore Year
Mille House Dorms

Mille House Dorms:
Craig Profitt - Male Teen - Fortune - Become the Law - Libra - Political Science Major
Ryan Potts - Male Teen - Pleasure - Have 50 1st Dates - Virgo - Art Major
Michaell Cooprider - Female Teen - Knowledge - Become Criminal Mastermind - Aries - Mathematics Major

Last Time: The kids were living in the Lam Plaza Dorms.  Ryan reached his LTW to have 50 first dates and now wants to be a chef. Michaell and Craig managed to get into the Kappa Kappa Greek house. 

The kids moved out of the Lam Plaza dorms and into the Millie House Dorms instead.  There are more kids that can live her and with at least two of the three still looking for love we might need the room.

The kids all head to the park on campus to spend some time greeting kids and seeing if they can find anyone with attraction levels higher than one bolt.  So far Michaell has only 1-bolt potentials, and the only 2-bolter for Ryan is a romance sim.  So off they go to the park, greeting everyone, and no interests appeared.

So on another day we head out to the coffee shop and start the search all over again.  There are tons of girls here today, and while we have met some we haven't met others.  Ryan looks and looks and sees no one.  So he sits down and starts to write in his journal.

Suddenly the cheerleader comes to the coffee shop.  She is 2-bolts hot.  It appears we have finally met Ryan's love interest.

But not only Ryan's love, Michaell has FINALLY found a boy she has more than one bolt of attraction for.  This boy holds two bolts of attraction and we will take it!

Back at the dorms, with Craig having no luck finding anyone else that comes close, we give into the 3-bolt love and invited Alexandria Potts over for a date.  He greets her with a big kiss.  Craig has missed her.

About a second after the kiss, they are in crush-love.  They fell in love at the same time as reaching crush status. It seems clear they are the ones meant to be.

Ryan invites Debbie back over and he is soon crushing on her.  We find out she is yet ANOTHER romance sim.  Seems like we've had a rash of these lately.  We may or may not keep her as a romance if Ryan wants to keep her.

The kids do still skill, go to class and talk on the phone.  So far they all have perfect grades and need to skill very little.

Craig needed a body skill and so we went to the gym.  In Fellowship One you can skill on community lots.  Craig gets his skill and goes home sweaty and stinky.

After a couple of dates, we have a new resident of the dorms.  It's Michaell's love Sabastian. He is a knowledge sim just like Michaell.  He wants to become the hand of Poseidon one day.  I like him after a new look.

The two soon fall in love, and Craig is there to congratulate her on falling in love.  He recently fell in love and is happy his friends get to share in the wonderfulness of it.

Ryan tries his hand at getting into the Kappa Kappa house, and in the back, Michaell and Sabastian cuddle under the clouds....all on their own.  They are very sweet.  Ryan doesn't make it this turn because somehow, without me realizing it, he lost 2 points with one person.  He does make it the next time.

Ryan invites Debbie to move into the dorms, and she accepts.  Her new makeover shows how very pretty she really is.  It was time to move on from the pigtails.  She is a romance sim but wants to become a professional party guest.  I may let her stay romance or may reroll her, we will see.

Soon the two are in love and dancing in the main room of the dorm.  The two couples fell easily in love after finally finding one another.  I think all three will be happy with their choices.

The kids are starting to get to know the kids in their new dorm.  Bowls of Mac and Cheese, which matches the very yellow kitchen, makes a good meal to talk with other over.

During the round, Michaell became a big sim on campus and Craig is only one friend away.  He and Ryan had a bit of a falling out early in the round, but they are almost friends now. So far no secret society memberships here, but I am sure we aren't far off.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

University: Part 5

Sophomore Year

Boggs Hall Dorms

Boggs Hall Dorms
Maxwell Norwood - Male Teen - Pleasure - Have 50 1st Dates - Aquarius - Psychology Major
Shasta Norwood - Female Teen - Pleasure - Become Game Designer - Capricorn - Physics Major

Last Time: It has been awhile since we have seen the twins.  Last time they came for their freshman year of university.  Maxwell was on a dating spree and he ended up achieving his LTW of having 50 1st dates.  His new LTW is to have 50 dream dates.

After the dating spree Maxwell was on last time around it feels like this should be a piece of cake.  After checking my notes, and the information in the game, since it's been so long since I played, I discover that Maxwell has a girl he is very attracted to (2-bolts.)  They are almost friends and he invites her over for a date.

I send Shasta, who still hasn't found anyone, to see if anyone currently at the dorm is hot.  She indicates that the girl in the jacket is very hot.  There are no bolts showing, and this is a girl she initially showed no interest in, but now is rolling up wants for her.  I use ACR to make her bi so we can see where this may go.  Still only one bolt of attraction.  Maybe she isn't for her.

So while Maxwell dates Cara, I send Shasta to the coffee shop.  She meets every girl that comes onsite.  No one has more than a single bolt of attraction.  This red head makes fast friends with her, however, so maybe there is something.

In the coffee shop, the red head flirts and nuzzles.  She leaves, and Shasta wishes for nothing more concerning her.  Every wish goes back to the red head we left at the dorms.  All right, if that's who she wants, that's fine.

Maxwell's date is going very well, they are best friends and crushing on each other by the end.  It's a dream date and Maxwell gets his first one under his belt.  I think she will be a fun addition.  I didn't realize until later she is romance, but he is pleasure so that should work out fine.

Back to Shasta, who is suffering a cold, she hangs out with some of the ladies at the dorm watching TV and chatting.  She really is very social.

While browsing Films and Lit, Maxwell gets invited to their secret lot.  This is his predestined hobby, so it's exciting to see him excel.

Shasta finally gets her wish and nabs a date with the redhead, who's name is Lucy Boyle.  Lucy crushes quickly on Shasta, and Shasta starts throwing wishes to fall in love with one of the vacation townies.  MAKE UP YOUR MIND SHASTA!!!!

Shasta realizes she is likely to need a Body skill for next semester and so she and Maxwell head to the gym. I do use the community lot skilling hack in this hood.  It just makes sense to me....why else have a gym on campus? Both Maxwell and Shasta swim and lift weights until they each get a point.

Shasta, unfortunately, following a soak in the hot tub gets approached and pickpocketed by this dastardly gentleman.  I let it happen.  She was upset, but perhaps she will eventually learn.

Maxwell and Shasta were so into their perspective lovers that I discovered you CAN actually move new sims into the dorms.  So both Cara and Lucy are moved in.  It's the second semester of sophomore year when we add two new sims.  Below is Lucy Boyle, after a makeover.  I think she is very pretty.  She is also a romance sim, like Cara, but Shasta is also a pleasure sim, so it should be fine.

Here we get to see Cara Lum after her makeover.  She is also very pretty I think and could be fun for Maxwell.  Both girls are Libra's and both want to be Hall of Famers.  It's like their twins, and since Maxwell and Shasta are twins....WHY NOT?!

After getting settled in Maxwell and Cara soon are in love with each other.  It's about now that I start getting a little controlling.  No one could seem to take care of themselves.  They were either dirty, ready to wet themselves, or starving to death.

The new girls share a meal with each other to try and become friends.  They will see a lot of each other over the next many years. Luckily Lucy maintained her Secret Society membership, so hopefully, they can all get in soon.

Early one morning Shasta and Lucy also fall in love.  Shasta still wants to fall in love with the vacation townie as well at times, but she seems happy.  I think she secretly wants to be romance like Lucy.

Lucy decides to ask about getting into the Greek House, and so the current members all arrive.  It does take Lucy two times to get in because she had to go to class right in the middle, but Cara took this time to build up relationships with them as well.  Next time she will join.

Maxwell was already friends with Lucy from hanging out with her before so one morning they share breakfast together.  Lucy is technically bi, and she is attracted a little to Maxwell.  He is straight, but with a romance sim as his intended.  I think it's possible this family could get a bit complicated as well, but so far everything remains pleasant.

Both Shasta and Maxwell finish the Sophomore year with 4.0's and when we return Cara and Lucy with finish their first semester of Freshman year.  They are a little behind, but it shouldn't be too hard to catch them up.  I know I said in the last post I would post this house and the next together, but enough happened I'm going to let this post stand on its own.  I'm not sure when I will get to finish the final university house, but I hope it will be soon.

It's been such a happy experience to come back to these sims after so long, and while I enjoy these guys I'm even more excited to get back to Breeze Point.  I haven't played there in over 4 years I believe and I really miss those guys.  I hope you will stick with me as I start to pick up playing again, and thanks for reading!!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

University: Part 4

Sophomore Year

Kappa Kappa Greek House

Kappa Kappa Greek House:
Rufus Busto - Male Teen - Pleasure - Have 50 Dream Dates - Scorpio - Art Major
Temperance Kirkendall - Female Teen - Pleasure - Have 50 1st Dates - Gemini - Art Major

Haley Brandt - Female Teen - Fortune - Have 6 Pets Reach the Top of Career - Sagittarius - Math Major
Ian Brooks - Male Teen - Popularity - Have 20 Simultaneous Best Friends - Aries - Drama Major

Last Time: These kids were all living in a dorm as well as Haley Brandt, Ian Brooks' intended.  They all got into the Greek House, Kappa Kappa, and took over the house when the seniors all moved out.  Other than that they hung out with each other and got good grades.

We are going to stay with the Kappa Kappa greek house and move right into the newest set of students to take over the house. Rufus, Ian, and Temperance have all moved into the Greek House.  Haley is going to spend one last semester in the dorm to get her finalized as a member of the Greek house and then she will move in as well.

Right away we discover this is not going to be an ordinary university round.  Rufus and Temperance are the intended couple, and then Ian and Haley.  However, upon move in Ian makes a move on Temperance and the two fall quickly into a crush and right into love.  A quick check shows that Ian has more attraction to Temperance than to Haley, and the same is true for Rufus.

The next multiple hours are spent with these two men taking turns flirting and serenading Temperance. She is, of course, lapping up all the attention.  So far, due to ACR, no one is getting jealous.  I am curious what will happen when we add Haley back into this mix.

Next thing I know Temperance and Ian are jumping into bed together to consummate this new love.  Still, everything seems fine with this little threesome.  A decision is made right here to have these four, provided Haley doesn't come in and everything gets messy, will move into one big house together.  They seem perfectly happy swapping back and forth, so let's go for it. 

Suddenly, one morning, Rufus sees Ian flirty with Temperance and apparently has decided that enough is enough.  He is now furious with both Temperance and Ian. Hmmm....something hit Rufus' last nerve, maybe the foursome won't work after all.  Time will tell. 

Jumping quickly back to Haley who is currently still in the dorm, some of the previous greek house members were still hanging around, below is James now an adult.  It won't be a shock to anyone who knows James that he is talking up a dorm girl. 

Haley tries to fill her time alone at the dorm by getting to know the other students.  She has no idea of the drama unfolding just down the street. 

Haley loves Games, even though it's not her main hobby, and she spends a ton of time playing on the computer in her dorm room. 

Preparing to leave she has one last meal cooked by the dorm chef, spends some final time socializing, telling all her friends to stop by the greek house when they can. Now we get to find out how the other three react.  Especially Haley, who is completely in love with Ian. 

Upon coming back to the greek house we find Temperance and Ian back in bed with each other.  This doesn't seem to bother Haley at all.  Interesting group these 4 are.  The plan is still to move them all in together.  I think it should be fun.

Haley picks up on the "rules" or lack thereof in this house regarding partners and is attracted enough to Rufus to hop into bed with him.  They quickly take things to the next level and are now in love.  Everyone, other than Rufus who is getting over being mad, is pretty much in love with everyone else.  This could get interesting. 

To help clear the air with Rufus the gang sits down and hangs out.  The mascot is also there, so they talk about very normal things, like moving.  Rufus is almost friends with Temperance and Ian again.  I wonder if he'll go back after Temperance now that he has Haley. 

The group, sometimes by force, eats together frequently.  I do try and stay somewhat hands off, as the unfolding relationship should indicate, but sometimes I still direct.  The mascot hangs out here a lot now. 

Ian takes some time away from Temperance to splash in a puddle.  The kids are all still studying and doing well with their classes.  I didn't end up taking pictures of them studying, but it is still happening. 

The girls take some time together to just talk and hang out a bit on their own.  Neither of them were really friends before all this started, but now they are likely to be part of one big, hopefully happy, family. 

And there we leave the drama of the greek house.  Next time we are back at university we will see how things progress with this group.  Currently, Rufus is almost done being mad, and I believe he's friends with both of them again.  Any autonomous interactions currently take place between Ian and Temperance, or Haley and Rufus. Technically Rufus finds Temperance more attractive, so after the anger has gone I am interested to see what happens.

I know it has been far too long since I have played, and I hope at least some of you will come back and follow as I am able to tell more stories.  There are two more houses to get through before we are done with uni for another round, but I will post those separately.