Saturday, June 9, 2018

Chapter 29-Twinbrook was a Bust

Its been a while since I updated this challenge and I left off with the family moving to Twinbrook.  When I tried to place Raven's house down there wasn't any lot big enough for her house.  The house that Raven lives in is one that was made up specifically for her.  The creator of the house even named it Ravendale Estate so there was no way I was moving her into a different house.  Than I started to think about what happened in my Strictly Solo save file that used to be played in Twinbrook.  I had a very hard time finding a baby daddy in that town.  Picking are slim in that town and that girl only needed one baby daddy not several like Raven would.  I picked the one I deemed best to father the baby and the kid was born needing a nose job.  These are the reasons we decided to skip Twinbrook in this and every game (except Ultimate Sim) so the picture you see here was taken in Barnacle Bay.

First thing Raven does is go check the online dating profiles.  She just wanted to be sure there was a reason to stay.  If we can't find some good DNA here we can always hop on over to Bridgeport.  Not that we are vain, we just want to have 100 good looking babies and so far so good.  There is another change with this town.

I decided to change things up a bit so Raven is now a witch for a little while.  Eventually I might even change her into a fairy too.  Might as well try new things with Raven.  Mac won't be making any changes he will always be a vampire.

I made another change with my age settings so we are going to see plenty of birthdays in all my game files.  I didn't think it was necessary to keep teens 30 days.  I probably would have already been finished with this challenge if they weren't teens so long.  I changed teens to 21 days so let the birthdays begin.  First up is Maverick.  Sorry for the walls being down.  I'm going to find a better area to do the birthday cakes.

Well it never fails.  They always find the most hideous outfit to age up in.

Strider was Maverick's IF so of course he is our next birthday boy.

What in the world happened here?  Is he this anxious to get a job that he aged up in a uniform?

Makeover time!

Maverick Ivanov-Supernatural Skeptic, Absent-Minded, Artistic, Friendly, Star Quality

Strider Ivanov-Perceptive, Lucky, Technophobe, Artistic, Snob

Oh Dear not enough time for Ross to age up with a cake so instead he ages up in the bathroom with his rubber ducky to cheer him on.

Wouldn't you know the only one that didn't age up in a hideous outfit and I don't get a full length picture of it.  Of course he aged up in his pajamas.  Normal looking pajamas counts doesn't it?

Ross Cottoneye-Computer Whiz, Clumsy, Mean Spirited, Excitable, Brave

Raven wastes no time, she likes them young.

He doesn't seem to mind at all.

Looks like she snagged this one. 

Ok the reason for this one is I have a list of all the woohoo spots and I thought that Raven should conceive a baby in each of them.  Since this one hasn't been moved out and is still under my control, I thought we would go for the Jetpack woohoo.  I'm not sure how this is supposed to be done in mid air but I guess it gives another meaning to the mile high club.

It will have to wait until tomorrow as Strider had a red energy bar and wasn't up for it tonight.

YAY!  Graduation is back.  We haven't had one of these in a long time.

After they received their diplomas they all went out to the bistro.  Strider didn't have enough school days to receive good grades.  He was turned real right before he aged up but Maverick and Ross did a great job.

It turns out that you can't jetpack woohoo unless you have a level 4 of the Advanced Technology skill which was something I didn't know.  Oh well lets get out the Back to the Future hoover boards and start skilling.

OMG do you know who that is that Raven is talking to?  You should if you are a World of Warcraft Fan.  That is the one and only Leeroy Jenkings.  Ok his name is Leeroy Johnkins here but he is indeed based on the legendary World of Warcraft player.  If you don't know his claim to fame, this little video should show you how he became a legend by getting his whole raid team killed.  Its a pretty funny scene where he runs head on into a battle oblivious to all the detailed planning his guildmates had already made.

Should we have a baby with Leeroy?

Hell yeah!

Does it surprise anyone that Raven is the winner at this contest.  She didn't even have to chew them.

Finally we are skilled enough to jetpack woohoo and wouldn't you know there is no try for baby option on it.  I looked it up and you can't try for baby just woohoo.

Oh well we will cross it off the list anyway!

Where the hell did they go?

Authors Note:  Here are the pictures of Mac's kids that were left behind in Riverview.  None of them aged to young adult so they are not on the exchange.

Kerry Broke 

Mac's daughter with Roxie Lin.  Roxie married someone in the Broke family I'm not sure who but when she did the game renamed her.  She is the only one who received the vampire gene from Mac in Riverview.

Rashawn Crosby

Mac's son with Heather Crosby. He certainly looks like his father.

Lyndsey Dean

Garrett Dean

Mac had twins with Hope Carpenter and they took on the last name of Dean when Hope married George Dean.

Here is the updated woohoo spot list:

  • Bed
  • Rabbit Holes 
  • Tent
  • Sarcophagus
  • Time Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator
  • Actor Trailer
  • Shower
  • Treehouse
  • Haystack
  • Photobooth
  • Box of Mystery
  • Magical Wardrobe
  • Fairy House
  • Gypsy Wagon
  • Sauna
  • Igloo
  • Pile of Leaves
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • All In One Bathroom
  • Murphy Bed
  • Underwater Cave
  • Resort Tower
  • Jetpack
  • Bot Workshop
  • Restorable Junk Car
  • Gondola

  • Monday, March 5, 2018

    Chapter 28-Twinbrook or Bust

    Author's Note-I have a glitch which I believe is caused by the bistro oven that is duplicating NPCs every single day.  I get messages like this 5 times per sim day:

    All with new names and for different areas where a NPC works.  Raven has had two maids at her house.

    This is not fair.  Raven has two maids and I don't even have one.  Pity they are both male.  It would have come in handy if the game didn't crawl.

    The worst part is sending the kids to school.  This picture was taken at 11:00 or 12:00 and some of the kids in town made it into school.  After a while I get the "skipping school" status and I have to click "Go to school" to get rid of it.  I did place another school close to Raven's house and all the kids seemed to transfer to the new school instead and no one was at the old one.  Grades were suffering for all the kids and Mac was constantly scolding and grounding them for poor grades which weren't their fault.

    Due to the over population of NPCs the town is very glitchy, laggy and will error 12 after 20 minutes of game play.  I have tried using the MC kill sim option to remove them but that only generates more.  I also have glitches due to the IFs I'm not making real so I decided that it is best to cut Raven and Mac's visit to Riverview short.  I do have a lot of targets for both Raven and Mac that we are missing but maybe we can do a return visit in the future.

    I will be playing out the time with the 5 children born in Riverview and the two IFs that were made real.  I will be moving Raven, Mac and Lulu into a fresh save file and a fresh copy of the house they are currently living in once they move to Twinbrook.  I have to be honest until recently I haven't played Twinbrook and I'm not impressed with the baby daddies there but I said I would hit every city so I am.

    Lulu the dog will be receiving the ltw potion for dogs to keep her alive.  If there were age freeze for dogs I would do it but we don't have it.

    I will not be using the bistro oven anymore and no more IFs will be made real.

    Ok onto the last update in Riverview:

    Moonbeam was going through one of her moody teenage days and she wanted to cut and dye her hair.  I gave her a short hairstyle and brightened the green she already had in her hair.

    Mac like every evil sim likes to sneak up and scare people.  I do wonder if it is wise for him to scare Hunter though.  Hunter is his boss and Mac does work for a shady bunch of guys.

    For a minute there I was wondering who was teaching who to play dead.  Well finally Lulu did pick up the trick and now she knows all of them.

    It's Birthday time again.  This time Maverick ages into a teen.

    Considering the game is so laggy and the last party was a living nightmare of glitches for me we just have the cake.  I can't say it was bad as the whole family was cheering him on.

    Just because we are trying to get out of here fast doesn't mean we don't raise the children correctly.  I actually love this interaction and I can never get enough of it.

    I really do like how the dining room is set up for the birthday cakes but I can't really have the walls up for the pictures.  You know what screw it, we will just have the walls down for birthday cake pictures from now on.

    Happy Birthday Ross!

    I guess Raven is playing some party music for them.  How sweet of her.  Time for the make overs and I forgot to do Maverick's earlier so I will do them both now.

    Maverick Ivanov

    Friendly, Star Quality, Absent Minded, Supernatural Skeptic

    Ross Cottoneye

    Brave, Excitable, Clumsy.  I don't think I mentioned this before but he was named after Ross from Friends.  I am going to start using a naming theme for this challenge starting with the next baby in Twinbrook not sure what it will be yet.

    Wow they are all actually sitting down eating birthday cake together and it looks like Ross can't wait to use the Rocking Horse.

    Time for the Prom again.


    Kitty (I have to fix her hair)




    Maverick is sneaking out because he broke curfew and Mac grounded him.  Mac is at work now and Raven is dining out for an opportunity.  He also had a wish to sneak out so this is the perfect time to.  However for his sake, he better sneak in before Mac gets home from work.  There will be hell to pay if he doesn't.

    As I said before Raven had to go out to eat for an opportunity and after she had to promote the restaurant to three sims.  She was promoting to George Dean who happened to be the next baby daddy on deck, sorry George.  If we do make it back to Riverview I'll put you on the top of the list. While she was doing that look who passed by, Hope Carpenter (now Caspian she married Billy) with one of Raven's grandchildren.  Hope had twins a girl named Lydnsey and a boy named Garrett.  I have no idea where the boy is but this is Lyndsey.  She needs a makeover.

    She looks better now but she favors her mother more than her father.  She also is a human.  I will have to check on her twin brother next.

    Well Mac wasn't the one that caught him this time.  Raven revoked his privileges, no TV for a day.  I didn't know they could do that in Sims 3 but I guess they can.

    I guess Mac is not such a bad guy he autonomously let Maverick off the hook.  Either that or he sees potential for evil in Maverick.

    I meant to get an earlier picture of Mac's son with Hope sooner but than again this game is not running very good.  As soon as we can get out of here we are.  I'm probably will leave as soon as the girls are aged up as this game is getting frustrating at this point.

    Thank God Rhonda's Birthday!  The first one is leaving.

    Rhonda McGlum  Absent Minded, Natural Cook, Athletic, Evil, Clumsy

    It's a shame that the game was giving me trouble.  I was going to hold her back so she could get me that refrigerator from the culinary career.  I guess I will have to wait for another Natural Cook.

    Yay another birthday!  But what is going on in the kitchen......

    Oh Damn I forgot to roll her age back.  Damn now she is going to be an......

    Elder.   No worries we will take care of this.  We have fountain of youth elixir and young again but first Coco needs to age up.

    Which she just did.  It looks like Kitty had some trouble at the potion table and Mac needs to get dressed.

    At least they are all eating their cake together.  Ok where is the old lady?

    Playing in the sandbox of course.

    Ok time to get young again you still need 61 more kids to give birth to.

    Raven will be getting her Twinbrook makeover early.  She is not looking like this for the remainder of Riverview.

    Raven first and now Coco's makeover

    Coco McGlum

    Insane, Loner, Clumsy, Athletic, Night Owl

    Now it is time for Rhonda and Coco to leave.

    Last child in Riverview!  Only teens now

    I'll be so happy when we can have real parties again.  At least they are happy.

    I would send Ross in for a makeover but as time goes by the game gets lags and errors more and more.  Could this be any more frustrating?  (Ok I know that is a Chandler line but it fits here)

    New school, same problem!

    Do you want to know how glitchy this game is.  This is Kitty learning to drive!  Seriously Raven is off playing games on her phone and Kitty is learning to drive this way.  I'm sure many parents wish it were that easy.

    Let's get Moonbeam out of here!

    Moonbeam Caspian

    Loser, Photographer's Eye, Cat Person, Kleptomaniac, Heavy Sleeper

    Kitty's turn.  I'll be out of here soon!

    Kitty Caspian

    Kleptomaniac, Artistic, Rebellious, Excitable, Vehicle Enthusiast

    Alva goes next.

    Alva Caspian

    Disciplined, Lucky, Loves the heat, Unknown, Absent-Minded, Coward

    Ok I said I would age them all and move but the save file is too unbearable for me now and if I spend another day in it I think I will scream.  Ross has a way to go but Maverick is almost ready to age up so both will do it in Twinbrook.  However there is one bit of business we need to take care of before we go.  

    I still get messages about Maverick's IF.  We will make the creepy doll real and bring him to Twinbrook too.  At this point I really don't think the IF glitch is causing the problems I am pretty sure its the bistro oven glitch but I am not taking any chances.  Besides I should age up at least one male creepy doll.

    This is Strider Ivanov and he might just be baby daddy material.  After all he isn't Raven's son.

    Ok time to move see everyone in Twinbrook