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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #200 on: September 25, 2015, 02:26:15 PM »
@Alex , I hadn't thought of that. It might have been a cool experiment. I felt bad, but probably not that bad.
@Playalot , Toddlers are so adorable! And Alex!

It was finally time for those toddlers to start aging up. First up was Cole. She added Rebellious to Hopeless Romantic and Friendly. Unlike Coco, she has not wished for a first kiss.


She did wish to learn logic, however. She has discovered four potions without blowing herself up. In this family, that does make you rebellious.


Two days later, it was Armon’s turn. He is now Brave, Eccentric, and Neat, and not an imaginary friend.
 

He is a bit obsessive about the cleaning.


On close inspection, he discovered, much to his disappointment, that the sink was already clean.

Armon took time out from his busy cleaning schedule to become best friends with his little brother, but only because I told him to.
Armon: But I wanted to take a bath!
It would be your third today. Just can it.


Cliff and Fluffs may be the most affectionate sim couple ever. They love their alone time.


Finally Olaf had his birthday. He’s four day younger than Armon. Yes! I can put the potty away!
Olaf’s traits are now Heavy Sleeper, Loves the Outdoors, and Snob. He is an imaginary friend.


I have a quick question for all you smart people out there. My two Ifs, Fluffs and Olaf, get the disgusted moodlet in the living room/kitchen area. No one else does, and it’s only been a couple of days for Fluffs. They can be standing right next to another sim who doesn’t get the moodlet, even obsessively neat Armon. I have the same incense burners in all the other rooms, so that’s not it.
Any ideas? It’s not that big of a deal, but it’s bugging me.
I’ll clean caches, etc, before going back into the game and see if that helps.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #201 on: September 25, 2015, 04:36:04 PM »
I had that happen and it turned out to be a knocked over flamingo... *shrugs* Gorgeous kids by the way. :)
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #202 on: September 25, 2015, 08:57:12 PM »
The odd thing is that it's just the two of them. No one else even notices. Even when Cliff leaps into Fluffs' arms, she has the moodlet and he doesn't. As well as being IFs, Fluffs and Olaf are the only two with the snob trait. Maybe the furniture just doesn't meet their standards. It's only a -15 moodlet and there's plenty going on in the room to make up for it.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #203 on: September 26, 2015, 02:59:28 AM »
It might be the snob trait.  They seem to get upset very easily.  Have you checked things like the counter under the microwave?  My Sims had one that was filthy but it didn't show at all until the microwave was moved.  On the other hand, you'd think that Armon would be more bothered by that.  Odd.

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*what do you mean, Word, floorbooing isn’t a word?*

Word can be so narrow-minded sometimes  ;).  I have to ask:  do your babies and toddlers really sleep on those carpets or do you move them there from cots for the photos?  I love the running floorboo gag anyway  :).

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #204 on: September 26, 2015, 07:25:54 AM »
@hazelnut  and @Playalot , I've had odd things trigger the moodlet in the past as well...a newspaper outside under a bush being noticed inside the kitchen, a scorched light on a fence post. I can't find anything this time, and Armon is a teen now so I have him clean the entire house and he doesn't find anything and there's no foot stomping about something unreachable. Oh well, with gen 10's birth, I'll be done anyway.
And, Hazelnut, they really do sleep on the floor. I got tired of the adults putting them in cribs when they weren't ready.
 Adult: I'm tired, into the crib with you.
Toddler: But I need the potty!

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #205 on: September 26, 2015, 08:27:54 AM »
The next day was Cole’s teen birthday. Her traits are Hopeless Romantic, Friendly, Rebellious, and Kleptomaniac. They don’t seem to point in any particular direction yet.


Cliff and Fluffs also had their adult birthdays that night. Neither had a midlife crisis. I had been holding off on buying another car. Time to go shopping.
Snob Fluffs: Another Margaret V, please. Make it purple.


Marla was off to yet another party that night. She was 99 at that point and the oldest legacy sim. Every sim that had lived in the Doe house, excepting Olga, that was still alive was at that party….John, Lee, Coco, Walt, and Hesper are pictured here.


I’ve let the little kids mostly run wild after homework is completed. On Saturday both boys wanted to go to the park. Armon came right back home. The dirty shower was apparently calling to him.


Olaf returned home much later.
Olaf: Light fixture, illuminate my majesty!

He then went fishing. He’s at level 4. It’s his only skill.


Armon has no skills at all, but he sure has fun with his brother.
Armon: If cleaning was a skill, I’d be at least at level 7.
True.


You need to stop checking under the beds for dust bunnies, though. They seem to be real monsters.


Sunday was Armon’s birthday. His traits are now Brave, Eccentric, Neat, and Brooding. Time to stare out the window and contemplate the futility of cleaning.


Prom was the day before Olaf’s teen birthday so he missed it. Armon and Cole went together, but not together together. There were fights, denied dances, and three-eyed llamas. They were voted king and queen. Shortly before the dance ended, Cole started bringing Armon punch. He was impressed, and they came home romantic interests.


The next day after school, the family celebrated Olaf’s teen birthday. I don’t know why they were worried. Not only did Marla live to complete the potty training, at 105 she was still around to see the youngest become a teen.


Here’s Olaf. He picked out his own hair style. I can tell at a glance who I’m looking at. His traits are Heavy Sleeper, Loves the Outdoors, Snob, and Natural Cook. I think that’s the first time natural cook’s been rolled.

An heir decision will be needed soon. Who will bring in the final generation? Will it be with Cole?

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #206 on: September 26, 2015, 10:44:14 AM »
Hesper would have passed on her cool IF hair (sigh).  As I was getting caught back up on this, I was team Hesper.  True, she wasn't actually an heir choice, but I couldn't decide between the boys and I really liked the blue hair and the idea that a blue haired son would be referred to as "Little Boy Blue."

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #207 on: September 26, 2015, 11:01:30 AM »
I vote Cole!!! Her and Armun will make beautiful floorboos together for Gen 10...
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #208 on: September 26, 2015, 03:23:17 PM »
At this point I'm thinking Armon. It can't be Cole because she's not bloodline, but I must confess way back when I started the cloning business, I intended to use the last clone as the mother of generation10. Cole and Armon are RIs and closest in age, so probably Armon.

About the dirty surroundings moodlet. I moved everything from the kitchen out into the yard, and the moodlet disappeared. One item at a time I moved everything back. I thought I could narrow down the problem that way, but the moodlet never returned. I guess it was time to air everything out.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #209 on: September 26, 2015, 03:27:17 PM »
I'm definitely team Cole (no shocker, I'm sure).  If Armon's got her vote, he's got mine as well ;=)

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #210 on: September 26, 2015, 04:39:08 PM »
Just cheers for the new heir anyway!! Woo. *I can't decide*
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #211 on: September 27, 2015, 02:16:38 AM »
D'oh lol I totally forgot Cole was the Clone lol but yeah, as Pip says, she has my vote so if Armon has her's then its a no-brainer for me! Team Colmon!!!

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #212 on: September 27, 2015, 01:15:23 PM »
Maybe it was imaginary dirt that only IFs can see, and disappears if a normal sim is selected? ???

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #213 on: September 27, 2015, 03:02:50 PM »
Thanks everyone. Armon (my father's middle name) has indeed been selected as heir.
@Alex , I have dirt in my house that is invisible to everyone but me.

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« Reply #214 on: September 27, 2015, 03:05:50 PM »
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I guess it was time to air everything out.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #215 on: September 27, 2015, 03:46:51 PM »
The teens spent the next few days just having fun and trying to decide what they might do with their lives.
Olaf: I’m so tired.
I didn’t tell you to do this. Just go to bed.
Olaf: No, I might win for once.


Armon and Cole became closer friends.


Still, Armon was often drawn to the window, just staring out contemplating his future.


Cole was the first to grow up. Her traits are Hopeless Romantic, Friendly, Rebellious, Kleptomaniac, and Brave. She decided that she really just wanted to live in the lap of luxury. Wished and granted. (I’m so glad I didn’t let you use this one, Fluffs.)


She also decided that she would like a career as a romance novelist.


Two days passed and it was Armon’s turn. His final traits are Brave, Eccentric, Neat, Brooding, and Hopeless Romantic. He and Cole share two traits. Since the first two traits he rolled as an infant, it was pretty clear that Armon would eventually want to be a Paranormal Profiteer.


It was time to pull out the stash of liquid job booster, the multitab, and allow Armon to learn logic.


Fluffs pulled out her paint brush and got those young adult portraits painted. Cole really does have beautiful eyes.


The next day was graduation. Cole was voted mostly likely to become a millionaire. I really haven’t been pushing the money end of things, but they’re worth about 5.5M, so easy call. Armon was voted most likely to get married. Someone read my mind.


The questions are “Will Marla Doe, age 117, live to see the birth of her great-grandchild?” and “Will she ever actually die?”

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #216 on: September 27, 2015, 06:49:39 PM »
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Armon: If cleaning was a skill, I’d be at least at level 7.
True.

Sorry, Armon...if only you had been born in the days of The Sims 2... ::)

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #217 on: September 28, 2015, 07:44:52 AM »
I'm hoping you have some strange glitch and Marla is immortal for no real reason.  Maybe she could start clinging to a death flower?

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #218 on: September 28, 2015, 10:01:11 AM »
@Malley , I never played TS2, but cleaning is a skill!
@PeregrineTook , No death flowers for Marla, but I really am curious about how long she will keep going. I'm so glad this never happened to me with a non-immortal in an immortal dynasty.

By the time Armon actually went to work he was nearly at level 8 in his career. The first spirit he caught was worth 1,000.


The next night he had to hunt for ghosts at Uncle Lee and Aunt Hesper’s very colorful and, thankfully, small house.


When Armon got home, the only one up was Leona.
Armon: So, tell me about your degree.
Leona: I have a post-mortem degree in fine arts from night school.
It’s surprising how many in the family get degrees after leaving.


By this time a few minutes of chess was all it took to fulfill Armon’s lifetime wish.


With his career completed, Armon could afford a couple of days off to get married…in his jammies. Cole, who had just gotten yet another makeover from the magic mirror, looked lovely.


Armon took a few minutes away from Cole to receive the key to Dragon Valley. Those were two impressive nights at work.
The woman with the white hair is Hesper, the only family member to attend the ceremony.


Olaf is now a young adult with the traits Heavy Sleeper, Loves the Outdoors, Snob, Natural Cook, and Born Salesman. He auto-completed his lifetime wish, Bottomless Nectar Cellar.


The next day, Olaf went to city hall to register as a self-employed nectar maker and stuck around to graduate. The Doe house is across the street from the back of the court house so the family ran, walked, and shuffled their way over for the ceremony. Marla didn’t actually enter the building until after Olaf came out.


Olaf, you’re about 10,000 away from 100k happiness points. I hear chimes so you have three days.


Olaf: I’m squishing as fast as I can!
Start selling those bottles of nectar a few at a time from the racks. You should be fine.


Fluff’s entered a very dignified elderhood.


Followed closely by her loving husband.


C’mon guys, pay a little attention here! Do you realized the significance. Your legacy will be completed in mere moments.
Guys: Shush…chess.


And so with the birth of Dorri Doe, Eccentric and Good, the Does of Dragon Valley legacy comes to an end.

I think they earned 114 points. What I do know is that the family will be moving to Isla Paradiso on a scouting mission to see if I can make it playable as part of a random town jump.
I will report back here with pictures of Dorri at least as a toddler, and with an update on Marla’s longevity. She’s 122. My record is 152 (on the PS3).
Thanks for reading and commenting. It kept me going.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #219 on: September 28, 2015, 10:49:00 AM »
Nice that Marla lived to see the end of it. She breaks even my personal longevity record! But I've heard of longer.

Good job completing this. :)


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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #221 on: September 28, 2015, 01:17:27 PM »
Congrats on completing your legacy, KRae! Looking forward to the Doe's joining the Matsuri's in Isla Paradiso  ;D

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #222 on: September 28, 2015, 03:24:45 PM »
Congrats on finishing (and good luck to Marla) :).

Another vote for Olaf: did he get his LTW?

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #223 on: September 28, 2015, 04:05:19 PM »
Congrats KRae, this was so much fun to read along. You make it all look like a piece of cake! *In Awe*
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #224 on: September 29, 2015, 01:03:44 AM »
@Trip , Marla made it to 127. I've had older but not in a long time. Here's a picture of her death scene. I did move them to Isla Paradiso, house and all. On the floor next to toddler Dorri is a plant sim baby that Cliff planted and Marla harvested the day before her death. So basically we have a male, plant sim version of Marla.



Toddler Dorri - except for her skin tone, she's all Cole/Leona


Toddler plant sim, Dirk


@Alex , Thanks! Olaf earned 3 points - portrait, lifetime wish, and over 100k in happiness points.

Thank you, @Malley . Thing are playing smoothly in IP after following some of the suggestions here in the forum.

@hazelnut , Thanks! Olaf's ltw was Bottomless Nectar Cellar and he completed it immediately. The rush was to get the 100k in happiness points.

@Playalot , Than you. I know that you know how much I appreciate people actually reading this madness. Legacies are much easier than dynasties, especially if score doesn't matter. It's mostly about keeping them alive and not going nuts, well, more nuts.

 

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