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Re: Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2015, 04:50:23 PM »
All I can say is that I'm glad I'm not racing your sister's to the finish line...cause I would be toast! 

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Re: Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (The Next Shakespeare Is Born)
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2015, 11:15:29 PM »

Ahri ~ Week 1: Wednesday-Saturday

It's time, little one wants out. 





J is still furiously leveling Rocket Science so Ahri had to take care of baby Darius full time.  She loves it, plenty of mom and son bonding time.



Besides the constant bathroom trip bug, J also encounters a rocket ship bug.  Every time he goes exploring, he comes back naked .......



The club is generating so many points by mid-week they could afford almost every skill boost they need.  Mixology and Charisma boost for Ahri.  Rocket Science and Painting boost for J.  Creativity, Homework, Writing, and Violin boost for Darius.  Still have many points leftover, and Darius hasn't even age up to child yet. 

Friday was Ahri's first day of work, and she was really excited to try out the networked club perk.  She went to work with needs full, had the cloudgaze inspired moodlet and the prose and pop moodlet.  Work hard and was rewarded with a promotion at the end of the day.  She couldn't believe it, it only took one day for promotion.  Without the perk, it would take 2 days to get promoted to level 5.



J finished the wormhole generator upgrade on Saturday, just in time to watch Darius age up.



He started leveling painting so he could paint portraits of his family and also help out with the income.  Rumor has it that painting is very profitable.  Meanwhile his son seems to be very attached to the computer.  Boys need video games, food, and sleep.  That's it right?  J thinks that boys are much easier to raise than girls.



J was shocked when Darius announces to his dad that he needs more than games, food, and sleep.  He wants to be the next Shakespeare, he needs creativity.



Darius begged for a creativity table and as soon as J bought one, he spends all his time on it.




End of Week 1 Summary:
  • J finished rocket ship with wormhole generator.
  • One gold medal party (wedding).
  • Connections and Frugal rewards bought.
  • Ahri career level 6.





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Re: Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2015, 12:08:49 AM »
Wow, you really do work fast! Darius is a cutie.

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Re: Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2015, 06:14:24 AM »
You sure know how to get the best out of the game Nutella, it's truly interesting to read this as it is like a guide on how to get the most out of a great game and to enjoy all it's aspects. Thank you  ;D

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (The Next Shakespeare Is Born)
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2015, 09:15:06 AM »
That is fast work! I think Darius is going to look like his father.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (The Next Shakespeare Is Born)
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2015, 03:05:04 PM »
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful strategies!
Hilarious prologue and fast-paced story.
By the way, is J returning n*de from every spaceship mission a bug or a benefit?  *blushes (hehe)
Can't wait to read more.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (The Next Shakespeare Is Born)
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2015, 03:26:26 PM »
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful strategies!
Hilarious prologue and fast-paced story.
By the way, is J returning from every spaceship mission a bug or a benefit?  *blushes (hehe)
Can't wait to read more.

Blushes.  Oh, naughty, Oshizu. (but funny) 

I'm almost out of breath with the pace of this story!  Man you're good!  I never would have thought of using clubs.  Is it a particular club you use or would any of them work?  My founder's spouse is head of Partihaus.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (The Next Shakespeare Is Born)
« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2015, 03:46:43 PM »
1- Create your own club. 
2- Make invitation invite only. 
3- Choose household members as club members.
4- Choose your home lot as club hangout, for convenience.
5- Choose approved activities: pick the ones you will be doing a lot of.  You can pick sleep, eat, shower, etc.
6- You can always change your approved activities whenever you want.
7- Hit the button "start gathering" and play your dynasty as normal.
8- You will gain club points while doing your everyday activities.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Blondes & Gnomes)
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2015, 06:34:36 PM »

Lux ~ Week 1: Sunday-Tuesday

Lux will be spending most of her time in the retail shop, no need for a big house.  With $17,000 in her pocket, she chose a house built by @Joria.



House is extremely affordable at $9,472. 



This is only a one bedroom house, but that's okay.  The future heir will just have to live upstairs in the roof. 



She spent her first night alone, dreaming about owning a Walmart.



She woke up bright and early, went to Roadstead retail shop looking for gnomes to decorate her new house, instead she found him, Travis.



Lux's club approved activities - romance.



All the romantic interactions lead up to this, time of pregnancy:
  • 11:30am



There is really no need to throw a wedding, parties are not a requirement for Lux.  She convinced Travis to skip the traditional wedding ceremony and just elope instead.



They spend their honeymoon in Windenburg, don't think they did much sightseeing.



They came home from honeymoon energized and somewhat rich.  Lux completed the soulmate aspiration which allows her to purchase "Connections", with the bonus and career rewards she now has $38,000 to spend.  She is really excited with the prospect of owning her own business.  Who doesn't want to be their own boss and work their own hours?  Sadly, she will still have to hold a steady job at the culinary place, but that is not going to stop Lux from achieving her dreams.  Buying a Walmart was too expensive, so we will have to build our own, start from scratch.



Got several signs on the outside to attract customers. 



More signs inside and lots and lots of gnomes.   No pedestals = no getting dirty = no cleaning needed. 



Welcome to Blondes & Gnomes.  The store is now open with a 15% markup.



With the low markup, soon they have plenty of customers coming in.  Travis took care of the customers while Lux took care of her tummy, she is always hungry. 



Let's talk about "Rally the Troops" reward.  This perk is like an infinite moodlet solver, just spend 500 club points, and you can get your energy bar filled by doing a few socials.  You do not need whim points to buy it (unlike moodlet solver) and it can be reuse over and over again (like a rechargeable battery). 



Lux was very tempted to purchase this perk, but decided not to because it feels too much like cheating.  She will just do it the old fashioned way, moodlet solver.  Or she can take turns with Travis, one is working while the other one is sleeping. 



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Blondes & Gnomes)
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2015, 07:44:06 PM »
Love your gnome store! And so people know -- the Rally the Troops perk is allowed, but it won't boost fun or hygiene.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Blondes & Gnomes)
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2015, 09:52:39 PM »
Thank you for using my house.  I did an empty, (but with apartment above), remodel of Paddywack's Emporium for the stories.  Just a cash register in the store.

I love the gnomes!!  I just wish they were "real" gnomes with live actions like the ones in TS3.  These are cute though.

So wedded and bedded and preggers!  She's moving right along.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Blondes & Gnomes)
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2015, 11:33:46 PM »
Can't wait to see how she quickly racks up those Perk Points. That's been the hardest part for me so far. Good luck!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Blondes & Gnomes)
« Reply #62 on: December 18, 2015, 03:36:18 AM »
Joria-

Yes I did see the Paddywack's remodel, unfortunately I just don't have enough money to spend on that.  I wanted to buy lots of signage and gnomes, plus also a good bed/shower. after some numbers crunching I just had to build a smaller retail shop for the amount of money I had.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2015, 06:29:05 AM »

Lux ~ Week 1: Wednesday-Saturday

Blondes & Gnomes strives to open 24 hours every day, but they finally had to close on Wednesday morning due to inventory problems.



After 43 hours of hard work, they sold every single gnome in the store. 



In the midst of restocking the gnomes, Lux went into labor.





My dear Janna, mommy and daddy still have lots of work to do at the store, Mrs. babysitter will take good care of you.



Back to work, no maternity leave for you Lux.



Wednesday evening they have enough points to buy the first perk, "Faster Checkouts" for sure.  Don't want to lose customers due to slow service, they need all the sales they can get. 



Even during rush hour Lux couldn't help out at the store.  She was too busy leveling mixology for her career, which starts in 2 days.  She just needs to get to level 4, then she can stop.  The gnomes are so popular that they basically sell themselves, all Travis has to do is ring up customers and restock.



Friday rolls around, time for Lux to start work.  She renewed her vows with Travis to get the +3 happy moodlet, invaluable in keeping her happy during long hours at work.



Travis stayed home to take care of baby Janna when Lux goes to work.  They only open the retail shop on the days when she doesn't have to work.  Running the retail shop simultaneously while she is at work somehow lowers her work performance, can't have that.



He also took up painting for portraits and money.  Gnomes at 15% markup is great for getting perk points, but not enough profit to satisfy the $100k requirement.



Marketable will boost his paintings values, about 2X more.



Creative visionary will help him paint more masterpieces, around 20%more.



Baby Janna no longer baby anymore.



Watching Travis paints, Janna wants to paint too.  Travis bought two Enchanted Aurora Supernatural Award Lamp and two Let There Be Plumbobs Award Lamp for Janna hoping that would be enough to get her very inspired.



+2 inspired from lamp, +2 happy from lamp, +1 inspired from cloudgaze, and +1 happy from Let There Be Light! Laser Show only adds up to +6 for Janna.  Not enough to be very inspired, needs +8 total.  Travis had plenty of club points, so he tried out this perk, club vibe.



After setting the club vibe to inspired, he was amazed to find how powerful the vibe is.  The strong vibe gives +1 inspired, stronger vibe gives +2 inspired, and the strongest vibe gives +3 inspired.  Janna has more than enough moodlets to be very inspired now.



The Ferreros thought the vibe will only stay at the gathering place, but they were so wrong.  Lux went to work with the vibe too, while Travis and Janna stayed home with gathering on.  From now on, careers will no longer be a hassle to level, networked club + strongest vibe = must get.




End of Week 1 Summary:
  • Faster Checkout (large) perk bought.
  • Lux career level 6.



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2015, 11:59:38 AM »
I can see I'll have to do more with the club vibe!
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2015, 02:16:53 PM »
Busy downloading GT as we speak and I can't wait to try out all these things that I'm seeing in the stories!
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2015, 10:25:25 PM »
I thought that my sim was having problems with promotions.. he even has the networking perk, but then I read how you noticed if the sore is opened while they are at work, it can lower job performance.. thank Goodness for your story!  And welcome to the beautiful Janna

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2015, 10:29:13 PM »
I see someone here is a fan of League of Legends...
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Wow, Club Vibes!)
« Reply #68 on: December 19, 2015, 07:04:45 AM »
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Haha, I enjoyed watching it but not actually playing the game.  I know it's weird.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2015, 08:36:54 AM »

Zyra ~ Week 1: Sunday-Tuesday

Thanks to J, Zyra is able to visit Sixam on her very first day.



She removed her disguise and jump on the rocket ship, can't wait to meet all the bachelors in Sixam.



Aliens are slow to spawn when you first visit Sixam.  Not wanting to waste time, Zyra brought along some food and a tent, she will wait in Sixam as long as needed for her dream alien man to spawn.



She met a few aliens, but Freddie caught her eyes. 



Come home with me.  Come home with me.  Come home with me.



7:00am she packs up her stuff and flew home.  Yes, Freddie is coming home with her.



All aliens that are generated by the game are single, thus asking them to move in means moving in an entire household.  Zyra will get $20,000 for moving Freddie in.



In the sunlight, Zyra realizes Freddie's skin tone is a little different than hers.  She is bluish-green while Freddie is light blue.



She prefers Freddie in disguise, it's the hair.



They chose a house built by @Ferretmania.



Purchase price: $17,993.  Zyra set aside the rest of the money for rocket ship and all the upgrades, can be quite expensive when you add them all up.



Two bedrooms is great, Zyra wants to start a family as soon as possible.  Going to remove all the sinks and replace the bath with a shower, more efficient.



Is their relationship moving too fast?  Nah, never too fast in the sims world.



Look at the hearts boxer, too cute.  Time of pregnancy:
  • 11:30am



Although she completed soulmate aspiration for the quick points, Zyra won't be spending it on "Connections".  She joins Tech Guru career and will be starting at level 1.  With all the new club perks, she shouldn't have any trouble getting promotion quickly, need to save whim points for all her other alien requirements.



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Date requirements depend on the lot.  If your lot has a tv, you will probably spawn watch tv together requirement.  If your lot has a bar, you will probably spawn have drinks together requirement.  If your lot has a bed, you will probably spawn woohoo with your date requirement.  You can put your tv in the family inventory then go on a date on your lot, the watch tv together requirement WILL NOT spawn.  This is because you trick the game to think that your lot doesn't have a tv.  If you have a bare minimum lot with just chairs, your date requirements will only be lots of kissing, massages, and socials (like talking, deep conversations, jokes, etc).

First alien reward to buy - Never Weary.  Less sleep means more time to do everything.



Aspiration switched to Computer Whiz, she levels programming and when her fun level is low she switched to play video games.  Both skills are needed for the aspiration and also for the career. 



Freddie didn't have a job, was bored to death when Zyra couldn't spend any time with him.  Maybe he will find a job later, but for now he just wants to paint all day long.



Zyra bought the "Strongest focused club vibe" for herself, slight inconvenience for Freddie.  He needs inspired instead of focused for painting.  He will have to get +4 inspired to overcome the +3 focused.  Plenty of options of him, the lamps give +2, stargaze/cloudgaze +1, and his favorite is to play with clay for +1.



His disguise is so good even the neighborhood aliens think he is a human.  They try to impregnate him, but failed because aliens cannot get impregnated by abduction.



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2015, 12:42:06 PM »
What great "hair pairs" you've managed for all your bloodline founders.
Loved the gnome store, the way J built the rocket ship for Zyra, and all your founders' rapid search for passion and progreny.
This dynasty challenge moves very quickly, so it gives us a chance to learn from your master strategies in speed race format.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Little Grasshopper

P.S. I'm also enjoying how this challenge has turned out as a showcase for the builds of this forum's talented builders!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2015, 04:01:22 PM »
Just finally had some time and peace and quiet to catch up and just in time too.  I'm doing my second bloodline and it's alien!  Needless to say I've learned a lot and am enjoying all three of your bloodlines so far.  For some reason I thought she had a rocket ship, (got her to Sixam?), so how come she needs another?

On finding aliens without going to Sixam, I discovered if the Sim is very pale and/or is a librarian, and/or is a red head or blonde, chances are it's an alien! For some reason I didn't find any dark haired male aliens but there were several dark haired female aliens.  More of Windenberg citizens seems to be alien as well.  Now if I can only figure out how to get MY alien's future spouse to change into his alien persona I'd be happy.  The option to change disguise shows up for her but not him, yet she has discovered he is an alien librarian.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2015, 05:44:08 PM »
1- Zyra (alien) doesn't have rocket ship.  She got to Sixam by using a rocket ship built by the other family (Mansion option family).  She still needs to build her own.
2- After introduction, look for townies that offer "secret handshake", they are definitely 100% aliens. 
3- You can only alter disguise after you invite them into your household. 

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2015, 09:48:58 PM »
I think @Joria is more worried about whether the alien is going to be the right colour in their alien form than what their disguised form looks like.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Come Home With Me)
« Reply #74 on: December 19, 2015, 10:03:47 PM »
Ah, gotcha.  Unfortunately there is no way to see a townie true alien form without first inviting them into your household.  Townie not under your control will not change into true alien form. 

1- You could invite them into your household, see their true alien form and if you don't like it, make them your spare.
2- Avoid townie aliens and just go to Sixam, all aliens in sixam are in true alien form with no disguise.