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


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 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.


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)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Round 1: Jocque (Season 1: Fall)

Jocque Household:

Marcel Jocque: Family/Popularity | LTW: Become Head of SCIA | First Wishes: Have a Baby, Play With, Entertain, Work Out on Exercise Machine | First Fulfilled: Work Out on Exercise Machine

Sophia Jocque: Popularity/Family | LTW: Become Hand of Poseidon | First Wishes: Be Best Friends with Carlos (Contender), Be Best Friends with Violet (Jocque), Get Fit, Have a Party | First Fulfilled: Be Best Friends with Violet (Jocque)

Violet Jocque: Popularity/Romance | LTW: Become Prestidigitator | First Wishes: Be Best Friends with Justin (Cleveland), Go to College, Sneak Out with Justin (Cleveland), Go Out with Justin (Cleveland) | First Fulfilled: Sneak Out with Justin (Cleveland)


The season and round begins with Sophia working to become best friends with her daughter Violet.  They play some Red Hands and talk on the back porch.

Since Sophia is a popularity sim, she spends a ton of time on the phone.  She manages to become best friends with someone else. I don't remember who it is.

Sophia greats most passerby's which meets the need of wanting to meet someone new.

Marcel wanting to gain a Charisma skill point and spends some time in the mirror

When the welcome party showed up everyone enjoyed playing some pool in their pool room.  The pool table means this might be one of the first houses I have ever had that could get the pool scholarship.

I don't remember if they had the bird, or if Marcel wished for the bird cage and a bird. However, Marcel wishes to play with the bird, who's name is Knife.  I'm not sure why that's the name, I played this part well before I finished the house.

Violet manages to sneak out with Justin, which met a big wish for her.  Her and Justin have 2-bolts of attraction and may end up being an item depending on how the round goes. Justin shows up it a cute little sporty car.

Marcel is back to playing with Knife.  He spends many waking hours playing with him.

Violet spends some time playing chess and building up a bit of logic.  She is a popularity sim, but is having a little trouble meeting wishes, since she doesn't have a ton of friends. 

Marcel has managed to get a promotion.  He is doing well in the Intelligence career so far.

Violet wanted to go buy a cell phone, so out she went.  She didn't stay long but did end up also buying some groceries for her family.

Sophia wants to work out almost every morning.  She was "fat" when we first started this house, butu she is slimmed down and is almost at the "fit" level.

Violet wanted to ask a sim out on a date, and since her only real love interest is Justin, he is the one she calls.  They are soon best friends, and then they start to crush on each other.

The place where they went for their date also had a pool table, and so they played a round of pool.  Violet is getting decently good at pool already.

Violet wanted to fall in love with Justin, and before long she was.  After another flirt Justin was in love with Violet as well.

Violet wanted to throw a party and invited most people she knew over.  The party was a great success.

In the middle of the party, however, Geoff Rutherford calls and invites Violet out for an outing.  Since we always accept these now she heads off with Justin.  They head to the park and a good portion of the group went home.

Violet decides to chat with Gabriel Green.  She is close to being friends with him by the time she ends the outing.  It ends up being a fun outing for all.

Marcel plays more with Knife and he has actually earned enough Nature enthusiasim to get invited to the secret hobby lot.

Suddenly Marcel holds a wish for a Womrat.  So a new Womrat habitat is bought, and a new Womrat named Havok is purchased.  Marcel loves his new little Womrat and wants to play with him and Knife all the time.

Geoff brings over an outing gift of a game system.  This is great for Violet to gain some additonal fun after school.

Sophia wanted to throw a party and invited her best friends over.  She isn't friends with all of them yet, but she is working on it day by day.

Violet also keeps throwing wishes to meet new people, and runs out to greet this passerby.  Most simmers will know who this is, and I'm excited to play her in the future.

Justin calls during the party and invites Violet out for a date, and so she goes.  Strangly, right after accpeting the date her phone rings again and she is invited on an outing.  She accepts both, because that's what we do here, and I wasn't sure what would happen.  Turns out she just went on the date.

Back at the house, Sophia is happy to have thrown a great party.  It ended up being a Roof Raiser.  Sophia is earning her friends one long step at a time.

Violet wasn't throwing many reachable wishes to end the week, so she heads out to the sport's park to see if we can shake them up some.  She spends some time playing basketball before heading home.

And there we end our first season with the Jocque's family.  The adults didn't wish for many interactions together so we will have to see if additional children will be added or not in the future.


Marcel: A sim easy to get at least some wishes for every day, but not easy for a full 5 all the time.  For a family sim he wanted almost no interactions with his family, but wanted pets, and to interact with them all the time.  He also spent a lot to time wishing to do hobby things, most of which he wasn't high enough in that hobby to achieve.
Ending Wishes: Be Best Friends with Elizabeth (Aspir), Buy a Tent, Obtain a Pet, Buy a Compost Bin

Sophia: Wanted everything fitness.  Wanted to work out all the time, and then be friends or best friends with everybody.  Probably the easiest sim to get mostly high scores for each day.  Had a couple days that were tougher, but over all pretty easy.
Ending Wishes: Talk about Hobby, Work Out on Exercise Machine, Go Jogging, Go Ice Skating 

Violet: The hardest sim to keep happy by far.  Wished for best friends from everyone she met, which takes time, and normally more than a days worth of interaction.  She did ok some days, but others were just nearly impossible.
Ending Wishes: Be Best Friends with Gabriel (Green), Meet Someone New, Be Best Friends with Elizabeth (Ng), Be Best Friends with Hannah (Bell)