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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 03:58:55 PM »
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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 04:25:02 PM »
Bienvenue! Well, I am a notorious re-starter. My plan is for Bienvenue to become a save that I play for a long time. I made some decisions in the set-up that I wasn't fully satisfied with--I can get impulsive and that always comes back to bite me--and it kept nagging at me so I decided it was better to restart early on than to continue on dissatisfied. So, I made a couple of small changes and, most importantly, I'm taking things even slower and thinking about how I want my Sims' stories to play out. I'm also going to try to do a better job with storytelling so that maybe I can enjoy the posting aspect, as well.

I'm still figuring out some player-imposed rules for my game and at some point I'll use one of my reserved posts to keep those all in one place. In game, I am in the middle of Round 2 so there will likely be a flurry of posts over the next week or so and then things should settle down a bit.

Now, let me introduce our founders!

Rosa Intro.jpg

First, of course we have Rosa Lynx. She is still the de facto "leader" of the settlement.
Primary goals: Complete Friend of the World and Fabulously Wealthy. Reach the top of the Politics Career (Charity Organizer). Contribute Masterpiece paintings to the Museum. Max skills as needed to help open up careers.

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This time around, Rosa has a sister, Valerie Lynx. She might look familiar to some of you as she was the child Catalina adopted in my Power of 10 Dynasty. Alec isn't among our founders this time, but he is a townie and he just might come into play at some point.
Primary Goals: Complete Bestselling Author and Mansion Baron. Max Writing to open a spot in that career and Wellness to unlock the Spa.

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Juan Ramos is back, but his role is different.
Primary Goals: Complete Freelance Botanist to unlock Sulani, Max Gardening to unlock the Park, and Max Handiness to supply the Museum sculptures and unlock electricity.

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Gloria Ramos.
Primary Goals: Max Cooking and Gourmet Cooking to open a spot in the Culinary Career (Chef branch). Reach the top of the Culinary career to unlock restaurants. Max Baking to unlock the Cafe.

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Remy Chastain.
Primary goals: Max Charisma to open up a spot in the entertainer career. Reach the top of the Musician branch to unlock the Nightclub. Max Fishing to open a spot in the Science career.

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Sylvia Chastain.
Primary goals: Max painting to open a slot in the Painter career. Contribute Masterpiece paintings to the Museum.



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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 11:30:16 PM »
Best wishes with your newly-born Bienvenue!
I'm sorry to see Alec disappear from the founders' ranks but cross my fingers that he will become a bonafide settler in the near future.
It's actually a great time to restart because you can easily incorporate Evergreen Harbor into your gameplay next month.

I envy your sleek, streamline restart!  I shall, however, bumble along with my over-bloated Belmondo simverse.
But I'm taking a break to start my new households in Evergreen Harbor.  Part of me want to continue with Round 1.  Lol, I'm hopeless!

I'm excited by your mention of "a flurry of updates."  Your update standards are so high! (Mine are just favorite screenshots with silly comments....)
Looking forward to more about your new and improved Binevenue!

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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2020, 02:12:35 PM »
Looking forward to more of this. I'm glad to see that Rosa is still running the show.
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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »
Round 1 - Lynx

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Rosa and Valerie moved into the Tiny Haus lot by LenaMars_18. The house must have been built before Tiny Living and was too big for a true tiny house, so I did some slight modifications to the structure to turn it into a Tier 2 house. This time each starting family began on their own lots. I didn't find that there was much advantage to starting them together. Rosa was able to meet and befriend the others as they walked past the lot.

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Rosa and Valerie got started on their skills right away. Valerie is working on writing with the journal. I had her switch to reading skill books because it seemed faster and has the advantage of not having to be queued up constantly like the journal does. We need electricity before Valerie can have a computer.

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Rosa and Valerie get to work on throwing 5 gold medal parties which will unlock Townies. Since Rosa's primary aspiration is Friend of the World, she'll need to be able to interact with Townies to meet the friend requirement.

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For now, she works on making good friends with the other settlers. The resulting Pristine Reputation makes Gold medal parties a breeze.

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Night after night, party after party.

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Between the parties, there was lots of skilling.

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And yet more parties. Actually, I must have lost count at some point and they threw 6 parties in total: House, Incognito, Dinner, Spooky, Kava, and Keg.

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I always intended to split this household at some point after the first week. Toward the end of the week, Valerie developed a plan to move that process along when she saw Dela Ostrow walking by.

Valerie: Hi. Um. I really like your hair.
Dela: I really like your face. Maybe my hair and your face should get together sometime?

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Valerie: I'd like that. A lot. I'll call you.
Dela: You do that, gorgeous.


Summary:
Skills maxed: Charisma (Rosa), Painting (Rosa), and Wellness (Valerie).
Unlocks: Townies (5 Gold medal parties), Spa (Maxed Wellness), 1 position in Politics career for Rosa, 2 new CAS Sims (maxed charisma and unlocking a Community Lot).

Dela Ostrow created by Maxis. I put a lot of the Sims created for trailers and so forth into the game as Townies.

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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge-updated 31 May
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
Rosa and Valerie had such a productive week!  Way to go, ladies!
What a great house choice for that lot!  Love the patio views! (Hehe, their watcher truly loves that Adobe Agave lot. ;)

Which trailer is Dela Ostrow from?  Her jacket looks rather Moschino, hah!
Looking forward to meeting the other two households!

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Re: Bienvenue Redux: A Build A City Challenge-updated 31 May
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2020, 03:40:56 PM »
The Sims Wiki says Dela was part of the updated cover art, so I guess she wasn't in a trailer.

Rosa and Valerie started on on the Affluista Mansion lot, but then I moved them to Agave Abode. Yes, I love small lots! :)