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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2011, 10:26:33 PM »
I literally just got ambitions last week so I haven;t gotten one yet, but I can't wait until I do!  :)

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2011, 05:32:06 AM »
... but I can't wait until I do!  :)

 ;D ... yea lets see how you feel about it then? I got that mixed feeling too tho, its scarry and fun in a way.

Btw, cant babies or toddlers die at all? I thought they might to fires or meteors. I know children can drown and teens can get electrocuted, I only once lost a toddler who wasnt living in my household, she died from starvation  :'( I was quite upset with her mom for a while, then I went and resurrected the baby and had my first ghost family, but thats an entirely different story!



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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2011, 05:41:23 AM »
Welcome to our Forum, Honeysuckle.

I think this board is fine for this topic.  Although meteors were introduced with Ambitions, I'm not certain that Ambitions must be installed for one to happen.  It's very possible that meteors were also included in the update that was released at the same time.

I'd also like to ask you to read the Forum Rules regarding use of proper English when posting.  You've got some instances of abbreviation, capitalization, apostrophes, etc. that need to be corrected.  There's a link to the rules in my signature below.  Thanks.  :)
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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2011, 08:35:58 AM »
I didn't think babies, toddlers or children could die.
Usually they get taken away by social services before they can starve.

Though, I've heard when a meteor hits the school, they can die.
But apart from that, I'm quite certain they can't die.

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2011, 09:14:24 AM »
I've shared my meteor story before, but this thread's the perfect place to quote it! The funny thing is that I've only ever had two meteor strikes, and they were within twenty minutes of each other (in real time). The original post was here, and we had a pretty funny conversation about it too.  :D

Anyway, here it is:

Now that I've mentioned Hannah's meteor strikes I better post some pics, eh? The first one snuck up on me as she was leaving the Science Lab so I didn't get any screenshots, but the second one happened as she was finishing a vaccination clinic at the park. There were loads of people around for that, so I had charred townies running around for weeks. The funny thing was that none of the Sims became Singed straight away, they just all stood on one leg, cringing, until their clothes burnt off one by one. It was kind of funny.  :)





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The meteor itself was collected by Hannah later in the day and is now proudly displayed in her living room. She got a wish for a tattoo, so I sent her to get one of a moon to commemorate the event.



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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2011, 12:08:32 PM »
Welcome to our Forum, Honeysuckle.

I think this board is fine for this topic.  Although meteors were introduced with Ambitions, I'm not certain that Ambitions must be installed for one to happen.  It's very possible that meteors were also included in the update that was released at the same time.

I'd also like to ask you to read the Forum Rules regarding use of proper English when posting.  You've got some instances of abbreviation, capitalization, apostrophes, etc. that need to be corrected.  There's a link to the rules in my signature below.  Thanks.  :)

Thank you Pam. I promise to do my best to obey forum rules, I understand it's all for the best of the forums. English is a second language to me though, so errors are likely to happen... I also think i'm a bit damaged from english live text chats, where trying to keep up pace stands above correctness  :P - but I don't mind trying harder!

To Ausette: Awsome pictures, looks like a really funny day at the park.

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2011, 08:06:48 PM »
I think it's just babies, toddlers and children that can't die from a meteor, but I thought I saw some pictures on the forum where someone's whole high school was killed.

As for the dirty environment moodlet.  Replace everything.  I basically clicked everything on my place last meteor strike to replace everything I could - potted flowers, lights, windows, doors, columns.   I actually ended up having to replace a decorative fence too because it was giving the negative moodlet.   

Sorry to hear about your trouble :(  I had it happen to the same family in two different saves within 2 days of each other.  And then again in 2 different games in other towns within the next month. 
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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #82 on: May 22, 2011, 01:43:05 AM »
I had one happen to me the other day in Shang Simla.

I was in the town square waiting for a tournament opponent to show up. I figured it would be a good time to meditate. I was getting ready for work so I was about to walk away and fix breakfast. All of a sudden I noticed it was getting dark. Put my glasses back on and saw the message.

I really wasn't sure what to do. I wasn't sure if it was triggered by the meditation or not. At the last moment, I moved him and the meteor hit. Picked up a 10K gigantic rock for my troubles. Funny thing was that a couple of the local merchants stayed singed for a long time.

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« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2011, 01:56:33 PM »
LOL. Just last night I had 5 meteor strikes in the same town. One when I moved my girl in to her new house, but my game crashed. So I moved her back in and when she was at the bookstore she was hit by a meteor and died. I was annoyed because I had only just started to play her. Then I created another sim and I had one hit on the road just after his taxi went past, and 2 more hit outside the hospital on his first day of work within minutes of eachother. I had never even seen a meteor strike until last night, weird huh?

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2011, 02:03:47 PM »
I had my first (and only, so far) meteor exactly two days after I got Ambitions installed! It was in my legacy save file. I had my second generation heir, a child, going to the bookstore for a book on logic when this massive 'boom' sound came up and a little notification saying 'Renesmee wonders why it is so dark all of a sudden'. I guessed right away that a meteor was set to hit the bookstore so I cancelled all queued actions and sent Renesmee on her little bike to cycle home right away. Luckily, she did (although, in slow motion which was so frustrating! Why do sims feel the need to move as slow as possible during an emergency?) and I got her home safely before the meteor hit the bookstore. Frightening times!

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« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2011, 02:45:54 PM »
My only experience with meteors was positive. My Sim was travelling on his bike in China and a meteor fell out of the sky. It missed him, so I went back to collect the meteor, while another landed on the spot he turned around at. He had a fantastic holiday and you know what they say, "What doesn't kill you, buys you an awesome tent!"

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #86 on: June 27, 2011, 05:13:19 PM »
I have a meteor story about romance and stargazing.  You know that it will either be a stupendously fantastic date or a horrible disaster of a date when an asteroid comes crashing at you when gazing at the stars. My teen sim noticed that one star getting larger and larger. She had the good sense to grab her date and leg it out of the area.





She got caught by the police for violating her curfew when she tried to collect the space rocks at the crash site.


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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2011, 02:11:06 PM »
I actually found out why I was having hit after hit of meteors. I had an out dated version of [name of mod removed - Schipperke] in my folder. After updating it and removing the old mod everything went back to normal. No more meteors since. So anyone with this same problem might try looking in your packages folder for any outdated mods.

Not that I didn't find it amusing to have the meteor strikes but once in a while would be better than every 5 minutes.

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2011, 03:00:53 PM »
Nobodysgirl, I had to edit your post to remove the name of the mod.  The forum rules prohibit any discussion of mods.  Please be more careful of this in future.  Thanks.
 
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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #89 on: June 29, 2011, 03:08:57 AM »
I just installed Ambitions today and am hoping to eventually experience a meteor - I hope it doesn't destroy my house though, because my current sim is too poor to rebuild it! I am really enjoying the other, non destructive features of the expansion though.

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« Reply #90 on: June 29, 2011, 10:33:15 AM »
Babies and toddlers cannot die in the active household.  But when they're living in an inactive household, they are at the mercy of story progression.  When a town gets too full, story progression will "cull the herd" to help maintain your machine's performance.  Sometimes it moves sims out of town (where they are gone from the game), and sometimes it kills them in bizarre accidents.  Babies and toddlers are not exempt from this.

Somebody here had a screen shot of ghost babies laying on the ground in the graveyard, although I don't remember who that was.

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #91 on: June 29, 2011, 10:58:37 AM »
When a town gets too full, story progression will "cull the heard"...

You mean "cull the herd?" At least that's what I've heard.  ;D

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« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2011, 11:04:26 AM »
I have had Ambitions since the day it came out and there has never had meteor crash. But one time I was playing, just created a family and I was about to build when there was a pop up that said 'Debby wonders why-' that's everything I got to read then there was a boom and my computer crashed, everything went black.  :-\

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« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2011, 12:07:25 PM »
You mean "cull the herd?" At least that's what I've heard.  ;D

Yeah, I "herd" something similar, but I'm not sure if I believe it or not.  I fixed it, just in case.  ;)

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Re: Meteor stories
« Reply #94 on: July 30, 2011, 07:41:46 PM »
I just had a meteor strike. My Sim was looking through the telescope and got the notification. I gave her the command to go across the street, and she walked out of danger. (I, of course, was saying, "Move, move, move!) Then she picked up the fire extinguisher and started trying to put out the fires. Again, I had to get her away from danger, and get her to call the firefighters. They came and took care of the last two blazes, and told her she should have been more careful.

It took me a while to think of pictures, but I got a few:







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« Reply #95 on: July 31, 2011, 04:33:59 PM »
Yesterday morning I was playing my new fav sim in barnacle bay. He had just reached his LTW to be special agent. He had max handiness & athletic skill and had just gotten married and had his first kid. He went to a party to question some people for reports out in front of the house when I noticed all the other sims pointing toward the sky. I used the camera to try and look buy couldn't see anything. Then I get the message my sim notices a meteor. Then SMASH!! My sim was dead. I have never encountered this in the last year I have been playing. I didn't know that could happen. I had his wife collect his grave and the meteor pieces which sold all together for almost 10k. I'm waiting now for the science opportunity. Crazy!! Lol.

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« Reply #96 on: July 31, 2011, 05:15:17 PM »
Wow! That's some story Machete Girl! So... when he comes back to life is he going to finish the report that he was working on? :P

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« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2011, 05:48:24 PM »
I'm not sure lol. I was pretty upset my sim was killed. (Doh!!) That's only the second accidental sim death I've encountered.

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« Reply #98 on: August 01, 2011, 12:30:22 AM »
They came and took care of the last two blazes, and told her she should have been more careful.

Yes indeed!  What was she thinking, dropping those meteors nearly on her own head?  :P

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« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2011, 02:41:22 PM »
I know they have those little challenges from a cheap home. (Not Metro's the ones that give you the option to Accept or Ignore a challenge) One of them actually included a challenge where the house was struck by a meteor, and this was before I got Ambitions added to my Sims 3 collection. You can even get meteor rocks from the "BuyDebug" Cheat and it's vanilla. So I think meteor's without ambitions are included but not in depth and and Sim's don't die from them.