Author Topic: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**  (Read 13011 times)

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2012, 03:04:25 PM »
I hope that any genieboos have the blue skin and orange hair. I am rather partial to Sims with blue skin and orange hair.

You are doing so well you must feel so proud of yourself and your little family.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2012, 03:35:03 PM »
Well we got the blue skin but hair was that icky brownish green so he dyed it pink LOL.  Not sure yet if he is going to get to keep it though.



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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2012, 04:55:39 PM »
are you going to continue this??- I enjoyed reading it

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2012, 03:26:07 PM »
I still have it saved but reached a blah stage so am taking a break.  Honestly the rules end up being so restrictive that I stop having fun after the first generation. :(

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2013, 10:16:26 AM »
I am pulling this out of mothballs and will be starting it back up today with an update sometime this weekend...

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2013, 11:29:10 AM »
I found the last pictures I took along with my notes, so here is a quick update to bring the story up to where the game save is currently...

Week 9-10a

Ginette and Branden get busy and making their spawn



Generation 3, the Genie generation has arrived in the guise of Lucas


Lucas completes his requirements by learning logic and the xylophone and then befriends his parents and his future spouse, Hanne.





Soon enough he is a child heading off to school and sporting pink hair. Hmmm, what was I thinking?



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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2013, 02:29:08 PM »
I think the pink hair is kind of fun!  This is such an efficient account of your challenge!



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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2013, 09:52:28 PM »
Study Data: Genie Generation (3)



Lucas Zabala, Genie Male

Vacation Days: 10/16
Toddler Requirements: Xylophone & Logic; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Pile of Permission Slips
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Tonya Swain as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Ellen Blocker, Genie
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Fishing
  • Skill Certificate, Cooking
Three Opportunities
  • Fixing the Celestial Slump
  • Logic 101
  • A French Puzzler
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Immune to the Heat
  • Immune to the Cold
  • Office Hero
  • Multi Tasker
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Discover All Potions
  • Marry Tonya
  • Level 10 Angler Career
  • Catch Every Type of Fish
  • Have a Girl
Six Skill Challenges
  • Master Chemist
  • Teacher Extraordinaire
  • Skill Professor
  • Celestial Explorer
  • Amateur Echthyologist
  • Commercial Fisherman
Collection
  • Potions



(Ignore the stray dog that joined Lucas for the picture)

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2013, 10:52:33 PM »
Great to see you've returned to this story! What career did Lucas join to have both a Culinary and Fishing certificate for his museum pieces?
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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2013, 10:59:56 PM »
Great to see you've returned to this story! What career did Lucas join to have both a Culinary and Fishing certificate for his museum pieces?
Thanks.  I have been working for the past week trying to save the file. 

He topped Angler but due to severe glitches (Moonlight Falls) he never had the service award pop up despite sales of well over $100,000.  Once he reached level 10 in the angler career he switched over to culinary. 

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2013, 06:57:56 PM »
Study Data: Werewolf Generation (4)



Lera Zabala, Werewolf Female

Vacation Days: 0/13
Toddler Requirements: Painting & Logic; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Ballet Recital
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Herman Jones as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Lucia McNeil, Witch
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Sculpting
  • Service Award, Sculptor
Three Opportunities
  • Networking is Key
  • Sculpt a Suspect
  • Business Model
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Alpha Dog
  • Artisan Crafter
  • Opportunistic
  • Learned Relic Hunter
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Master Sculpting Skill
  • Make a Masterpiece Sculpture
  • Earn $20,000 Sculpting
  • Marry Darius
  • Donate $10,000 to Undermine Charity
Six Skill Challenges
  • Chiselmeister
  • Master Sculptor
  • Prolific Sculptor
  • Ice Personality
  • Beetle Collector
  • Butterfly Collector
Collection
  • Sculptures




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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2013, 05:06:04 PM »
Baby Werewolves are so cute when they practice hunting.  This is Carson, one of the spares...





Now back to the competition between Adam and Blake...

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2013, 06:55:53 PM »
Blake has the red hair and is playing with Miranda; Adam is in the middle playing with Kara; Carson is in the red playing with Jelly Bean.  Carson is not eligible to be heir so the race is between Adam and Blake. 


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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 4, Updated 6/11/13
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2013, 06:48:14 PM »
I am not quite sure how this happened...  the only thing I can think of was I consigned 23 large spires of tiberium along with a lot of other metals and gems that my werewolf collected while looking for pink diamonds and palladium.  The message right after this one, which I did not get a screen capture, said something to the affect that the town's banks were did not have the capacity for this large amount therefore the excess would be "stored in an offshore account".  The family has capped out on cash on hand at $99,999,999.

I really believe this must be a game glitch.  The family had over 7 Million so money was never going to be a problem, but still...



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Because they are maxed out on family funds I contnue to get the offshore message...

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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 5, Updated 6/14/13
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2013, 11:34:44 PM »
Study Data: Witch Generation (5)



Blake Zabala, Witch Male

Vacation Days: 0/20
Toddler Requirements: Painting & Writing; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Research Project
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Jillian Hawas as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Taurus Blanton, Vampire
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Inventing
  • Honor Trophy, Inventor
Three Opportunities
  • When Dreams Come True
  • Master Invention
  • Technical Arguments
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Magic Hands
  • Efficient Inventor
  • Fast Learner
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Master Inventing Skill
  • Build a Time Machine
  • Master Handiness Skill
  • Detonate 50 Objects
  • Detonate 100 Objects
Six Skill Challenges
  • Tinkerer
  • Scrap Collector
  • Diabolical Detonator
  • Ultimate Invention
  • Widget Wonder
  • Master Inventor
Collection
  • Inventions




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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 5, Updated 6/14/13
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2013, 12:48:34 AM »
Wow, his mausoleum room looks so cool!
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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 5, Updated 6/14/13
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2013, 08:08:41 AM »
Wow, his mausoleum room looks so cool!

Thanks. I am using one of the blueprint rooms - the "art room" for the mausoleum.  They each get their own room which I customize to their particular collection.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 6, Updated 6/17/13
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2013, 11:14:36 PM »
Study Data: Imaginary Friend Generation (6)



Sophie Zabala, Imaginary Friend Female

University Days: 14/27
Toddler Requirements: Logic & Writing; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Schoolyard Chums
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Cameron Lloyd as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Cameron Lloyd, Witch
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Riding
  • NATHCR Championship Trophy, Riding
Three Opportunities
  • Oh My Ghost!
  • Authorized Biography
  • Broadway Cameo
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Animal Expert
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Dirt Defiant
  • Carefree
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Master Riding Skill
  • Master Mixology Skill
  • Master Street Art Skill
  • Master Alchemy Skill
  • Complete a Degree
Six Skill Challenges
  • Master Muralist
  • Precision Sprayer
  • Always Wanted
  • Free Range Scientist
  • Experienced Experimentalist
  • Master Alchemist
Collection
  • Riding Trophies





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Generation 7 is on the way, but what occult will it be - vampire, ghost, or imaginary friend?

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Re: A Study of the States of Life, Generation 7, Completed 6/19/13
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2013, 11:22:37 PM »
Study Data: Thirst Ghost Generation (7)



Margery Zabala, Thirst Ghost Female

Vacation Days: 0/20
Toddler Requirements: Charisma & Writing; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Badging Ceremony
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Billy Henry as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Miki Sizemore, Fairy
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Writing
  • Honor Trophy, Writer
Three Opportunities
  • Make-A-Dream
  • To Boldly Go
  • A History of One
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Acclaimed Author
  • Never Dull
  • Observant
  • Legendary Host
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Master Charisma Skill
  • Have 25 Friends
  • Write a Masterpiece
  • Write 40 Novels
  • Make at Least $25,000 per Week in Royalties
Six Skill Challenges
  • Everybody's Best Friend
  • Personable
  • Celebrity
  • Comedian
  • Super Friendly
  • Speed Writer
Collection
  • Books




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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 11:38:50 PM »
Congratulations on finishing!
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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2013, 11:39:23 PM »
Congrats!!

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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2013, 11:48:51 PM »
Congrats on finishing.  I'll be sending you an email soon.  I'm also moving your story over into the completed section.
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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2013, 07:22:55 AM »
Congrats!!

How do you build charisma for toddlers?
Thanks!
They can get 3 levels in the new playpen.  I tested it first, carefully  :D before counting it to make sure, but she skilled 3 bars in the playpen and then as a teen started at level 3 when she aged up.

Congrats on finishing.  I'll be sending you an email soon.  I'm also moving your story over into the completed section.
Congratulations on finishing!
Thanks

I am going to add a family picture this afternoon along with a picture of the family lot.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2013, 02:29:39 PM »
The family has gathered for a last picture...



From left to right we have Lucas (genie gen 3), Lera (werewolf gen 4), Ginette (fairy gen 2), Ander (human gen 1), Sophie (imaginary friend gen 5), Margery (thirst ghost gen 7), Blake (witch gen 6)



And a snowy, final view of the house


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Re: A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2013, 07:10:13 PM »
I didn't do a story but decided to briefly recap the generations. 

Generation 1 - Human / Ander
Ander started off by marrying the local fairy, Marigold.  He focused on painting and building up his consignment reputation while Marigold built up the family garden.  Once he completed his requirements, they had a single pregnancy resulting in triplet fairies (Marina/Ginette/Riley).  In addition to completing the painting and consignment challenges, he also completed the gem and mushroom collecting challenges.  At the end of seven generations he succeeded in only mastering painting since his only preferred activity was playing in the water slide.

Generation 2 - Fairy / Ginette
Ginette won the heiress pool and spent 5 days on vacation working on gardening and nectar making.  She brought brought the genie Branden into the family to be her husband which was almost a disaster since he and Marigold constantly were flirting with each other.  In addition to completing the gardening and nectar making challenges, she also completed the mushroom collector challenge and the timber terminator, along with mastering martial arts and athletics.  She and Branden did not succeed in having triplets, or even twins.  They only had Lucas, who thankfully was a genie.  By this time though my game was glitching severely and had stopped popping opportunities for anyone in the family.  It eventually stopped saving properly. 

Generation 3 - Genie / Lucas
Lucas was supposed to marry his imaginary friend but due to the glitches she had reverted to being just a regular doll.  I gave up on the doll and when he became a young adult he moved in his werewolf girlfriend, Tonya.  In trying to work around the issues as much as possible I took them on vacation to max out the fishing using up a total of 10 days trying to catch all types of fish.  The issues finally reached a critical point and after receiving permission to make a town jump to try to save the attempt, the family successfully made the move to Riverview which resolved almost all of the problems.  They still had a crash to desktop issue, but the opportunities were popping now and the saves were valid so everything else could be worked around, as usual.  Lucas had been working on fishing in Moonlight Falls and had mastered it and logic there but had not popped any high level wishes so once he reached the top of the Angler career he switched to culinary and began working on cooking in Riverview.  Things worked out much better for him this time around, resulting in him mastering logic, fishing, and cooking, along with reaching the top of both angler and culinary careers, and completing skill challenges for logic, fishing and cooking.  He and Tonya had triplets (Shasta, Taryn, and Lera).  Two were genies and only Lera was a werewolf.  The genies were quickly grown up which I then realized messed up the entire process of receiving the magic doll in the mail for the new generation and threw off the plan of having the next generation marrying the imaginary friend.  So plans were changed, again.

Generation 4 - Werewolf / Lera
Lera was designated as my sculptor and collector and gave me a chance to play with the werewolf collecting ability.  I was very pleased to discover that the Midas Touch could be used on a sculpted item increasing the value and then the consigned value was increased even more when Ander was the one placing it on consignment.  She hit level 10 in her career with her 6th item sold.  She master only sculpting during her time in the family, completed all of the sculpting challenges.  She also completed the beetle, butterfly, gem, and metal collecting challenges.  She met up with a witch named Darius and after moving him in and marrying him they had triplets, two witches and one werewolf (Adam/Blake/Carson). 

Generation 5 - Witch / Blake
Having learned my lesson with the magic dolls, finally, the babies were all allowed to grow up on their own time.  Carson was the werewolf and never in the running, leaving Adam and Blake battling for the heirship.  Blake had the red hair so he won the toss when the time came.  Once I knew that the imaginary dolls were active, birthday cakes were brought out for the spares.  Carson and Adam were grown up and moved on out.  I had started moving out the spouses and spares in order to keep the house as empty as possible after the move to Riverview and found this made for interesting situations and lots of naughty reputations.  ::)  Blake mastered inventing, handiness, martial arts, and science.  He also completed handiness and inventing skill challenges along with the timber terminator.  When the time was right, he made his imaginary friend, Miranda, real and they had twins.  Chloe was a witch and Sophie was a doll so the choice was easy.  Miranda moved out with Chloe and Sophie became the next heiress.

Generation 6 - Imaginary Friend / Sophie
Sophie was the overachiever of the family.  She mastered a total of five skills and spent 14 days at university.  She started off with riding, then moved on to alchemy, mixology, street art, and finally science.  What she never managed to complete was reaching the top of her career.  She competed in many horse races and received trophies in one of each eventually but made most of her money buying and selling horses.  She finally gave up on her career and just became an Art Appraiser.  She had asked her vampire boyfriend, Elmer, to move in with her but he expired immediately upon moving in so she went down to the science center and tried to bring him back.  It didn't work out so well and he came back as a ghostly version of himself.  When she got pregnant, she knew she had a chance of having either a vampire baby, a ghostly baby, or a doll baby.  In the end Sophie completed skill challenges for street art, science, alchemy, and rider of legend.

Generation 7 - Thirst Ghost / Margery
Margery turned out to be a thirst ghost.  I still have not truly had to play a vampire in this game yet.  Elmer returned to the netherworld once Margery completed her toddler requirement of being best friends with her parents and became a child.  Margery wasn't on a time limit as she didn't need to bring in another generation, so she focused only on her actual age requirement instead of looking ahead as I normally did.  Surprisingly, this worked out better than I expected.  She mastered charisma first and then turned to writing.  The opportunities and wishes were done by the time she finished up the skill challenges.

Moonlight Falls ended at Week 15, Day 2 while Riverview ended at Week 27, Day 1 for a total game time of 42 Weeks, 3 Days (plus 14 University days and 15 Vacation days used)