Last time we were with you – a couple of months ago due to my real life commitments sadly – we had to split the family in two because of the stupid Island Paradise LTWs. Half of the family remain in Midnight Falls, whilst the rest have moved to a houseboat in Isla Paradiso.
The one time I have played Isla Paradiso before was with the Knights. It rained constantly. Guess things don’t change much.
I’m not convinced by the whole houseboat thing, really. I mean, we’re giving it a go because: try everything. But it seems to be more annoying than useful and travelling everywhere by boat isn’t my favourite thing.
When 24HourSpar maxed out her
influence with social groups, she unlocked the ability to do new careers. Not sure we’ll get her to do them all as there are going to be plenty of sims to come but she’s going through the games testing career at the moment.
I can’t wait to hear her thoughts on Sims 4.
She also got Cid to marry her.
Aww, you guise.
See, this is why I don’t like boats. STOP ROUTE FAILING.
I’m also not sure how good they are for gardening, and Cid has the greener gardens LTW. We have a few plant pots set up, but we’ll see.
IcePop got some sort of diving job now she’s working in that career.
I also sent her to check out a hotel resort.
She checked in and I sent her straight to the pool for some skilling. Even on holiday you have to keep those challenges up in this family.
While she was scuba diving she got a pop up saying her time at the resort was over, even though she checked in for a sim day and was only thee a few hours.
I couldn’t get her to leave the pool. Her motives were in green and STILL THIS HAPPENED. Bit of an extreme way to kick residents out of your resort, sim hoteliers.
That’s twice she’s drowned in very quick succession, so she can stay as a ghost, quite frankly. How come scuba is such a killer for my sims, yet try and jet pack kill them, mummy curse them, freeze them, gold statue them or get an elusive meteor or jelly bean death and NOTHING? So many deaths left and yet we can get all the drowning we need? Good job we’re not in any hurry to get The Sims 4, I guess.
Anyway, here she is exploring some pretty.
So far we’ve not discovered many diving sites in Isla Paradiso, and when we get there we’ve not found much to click on.
I guess I kind of hoped all the underwater stuff woud be pretty so the sims could pretend to be Nemo or something, but yeah, only some of it is. Ah well.
That is a big shadow for a little fish type thing.
She actually got a boat in order to do some diving.
Crazy thing. But then, she is a Daye…
Also living it up on Isla Paradiso is Quorn. He’s L9 in his career but only saved two or three of the fifty lives he needs for his LTW.
Fortunately it seems that Isla Paradiso was the right move for him.
Dropping like flies.
Back on the mainland, Tofu is still making simbots.
Although they’re a bit cumbersome, I love the range of designs you can have.
The trait chips seems to be of varying qualities, we gave one a full complement, including sentience, and it sold for loads.
It’ll be nice to play them properly once he’s closer to his LTW.
While we’re in the fix em up and sell em on stage, though, they’re still somewhat annoying.
Linda McCartney got a job, thanks to Pink’s advice, and her blog posts after a day of work do seem more popular. She’s almost at L10 skill now, but still has only had one chance to sell a blog.
She’s maxed out the other skill challenges (meeting sims and changing relationships) though. The changing relationships thing has been super-handy, actually.
Falafel, Manisha, Abigail and Rudiger now have a bunch of friends which is super-handy for their LTWs.
Manisha gave birth to a genuine bed death ghost baby so we can now tick that off the score sheet.
His name is Frank Spencer but I can’t remember if he is a werewolf or not.
Falafel finally turned the town and got his LTW. Like SuperCasino, he is a few thousand LTH points off getting the small grave so is hanging around until he hits 75K and then we’re getting shot.
I wish I could remember what Abigail is doing in this shot. She’s either L8 or L9 in her career. Her days of work are few and far between. I guess she should be offering more private readings, but with so many sims to micromanage, it’s hard to get around to it.
Puddle is learning scuba diving too as a way of working through his skill challenges some more.
Baby Jafar became a toddler. He’s the first Daye in ages whose favourite colour is yellow.
Toddlers can also do some of the werewolf interactions.
…but occasionally she paints things I don’t recall seeing before, like this cute galaxy.
Meanwhile, over on the boat, you may remember that 24HourSpar and Cid had quads last entry.
I am not 100% on which is which as I haven’t played them in ages but I think this is Boolprop (you wait ages for a sim to like yellow, and then two at once!)
I think this is Twitter.
This one might be Tinder.
Which would make this one SnapChat. If I’ve got them the right way round.
They’re all fairies and very sweet, though. Don’t think any are also imaginary friends, sadly.
JD’s Nitescene has gotten to the point where his LTW and skill building are frustrating me. We installed a second replicator to help with his programme things on twenty replicators LTW although not sure it’s registered yet. I then got Rudger a sprite as well as Linda McCartney so they could both trade with JD’s, but as he’s at a more advanced skill than them they’re not trading new forms and therefore it doesn’t register in his skill challenge to collect them all.
There was nothing for it, but to consider going to the future. He tapped on the gizmo thing to make a utopian future.
I was kind of planning to hold going to the future off until the kids grew up but never mind.
You may remember that our portal was glitched many moons ago. I figured it might not be any longer. We got to talk to the time traveller about things.
But we still don’t be able to travel. JD has an opportunity, so maybe that will help, but the one time I sent a Knight there we didn’t have to go through any palaver, so I think we’re just bugged. Oh well, join us next time to see if we ever activate the time portal and to discover whether or not I got the names of the fairy quads right!