Monthly Archives: October 2014

Chapter 30: Rise of the Machine

Okay, it’s been 2 Sim-weeks and there have been no Celebrities and no Vampires.  I opened a brand new neighbourhood just to check if my install was weird, and it created Celebrities right away.  For whatever reason the NRaaS just isn’t spawning them, so I gotta take things into my own hands.

Enter god-mode: First I tried to guess who the game would probably consider famous.  So I tried to find the townie-Sims who are at the top of their careers, and are rich, and I haven’t really had much contact with.  (Cascadia and Pascal are excluded because of the last one.)  The newly installed celebrities are: Cletus and Isidro (level 4), Rigoberto (3), Dean (2), Elliot and Jayme and Courtney and Christopher (1).  Also I immigrated 2 Vampires into the town who are also famous: Demetria and Alvin Diwan-Rader (1).

Week 20 – Day 134:

Serefina has 15 days left, the twins have 7 days left, and Belladonna has 1 day left.

Brady bumped into the vampiress Demetria almost immediately and became a Fame Leacher (1).  He also got promoted to Obscure Clue Summoner (5).

“Why does it always seem, that every time I turn around, somebody falls in love with me?”

“Why does it always seem, that every time I turn around, somebody falls in love with me?”

Case 11: 1s and 0s

Case 11: 1s and 0s: Credit card debt.  What is this world coming to..?  Pedro Very-Special’s recent zealous financial transactions have caused some serious mental strain in the form of oversized overdue bills.  As an amateur hackerista, I slid past the bank’s firewall and blanked his decadent debts.  Unethical, but it’s a living.  In celebration he’s off on a shopping spree.

Deo’s been hanging out with his great aunt Cascadia.  They’re both kindof crazy so they get along well.

“Hello little boy.”

“Hello little boy.”

Kajaptah didn’t get dysentery riding in a conestoga wagon on the Oregon Trail*.

*Not to be confused with the game Oregon Trail by Zynga.

Day 135:

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Serefina and Niobe met Demetria, and got boosted up to the Notable Figures (2).  Then Niobe got in a fist-fight with her, as you do.  She really hates vampires for some reason.

Now that’s a look that says “I’m going to take great pleasure killing you."

Now that’s a look that says “I’m going to take great pleasure killing you.”

Belladonna aged up to Toddler, but there’s no photos of that.

Deo and Rene/Lewis.  (I’m not sure which one it is.)

Deo and Rene/Lewis.  (I’m not sure which one it is.)

The twins had their first day of school.  They met the newly-hired grade-school teacher, none other than the Demetria, Queen of the Damned.  That seems really unsafe for the kids.

Prometheus working on his crowning masterpiece.

Prometheus working on his crowning masterpiece.

Prometheus delivered the Pink Diamond Heart to the Science Lab and got a Life Core.  This will help him with his “mystery invention”.

Niobe got promoted to Paranormal Expert and completed her LTW.  Double-plus excellent!

Day 136:

Hyperion and Deo aren’t allowed to talk to professor Ms. Diwan-Rader because she’s a celebrity.  I can’t imagine how they manage to learn anything.

Case #12: The Pilfered Pocketbook

Case #12: The Pilfered Pocketbook: A lost wallet.  What is this world coming to..?  Poor ol’ Zachery lost it during a sunny beachside voyage.  I follow the leads to the lair of the menacing mistress of darkness, Demetria.  But for a wink and a smile she’s willing to part with it.  Fortunately for Zach, not a single billfold was missing.

“Oh my god…. The Cylons….  They’re cloning humans...”

“Oh my god…. The Cylons….  They’re cloning humans…”

Prometheus got aged up to Adult.  I wasn’t paying attention so he left his own birthday party to follow celebrity Rigoberto Diwan-Gilbert across town to take his photo.  He also stood up for miner’s rights on Mars.

Prometheus and the glowing birthday cake. Serefina and Kajaptah dancing together.

Kajaptah got bumped up to Fame Leacher.  This celebrity system is really easy.  As the only mummy in town, it would make sense that she’s famous, non?  She also rescued the Cox family from a raging hoarde of Mastadons.

Day 137:

Bye bye, Kajaptah Larimoropolese!

Bye bye, Kajaptah Larimoropolese!

Yep, it’s time for Kajaptah to move on out.  I needed another slot in the house, and Mummies are just too darn slow for me.

Introducing Tungsten “Bryan” Wolfe.

Introducing Tungsten “Bryan” Wolfe.

Prometheus was having trouble building the “mystery invention”, so he bought himself the Best Friend award.  The mechanical man Tungsten joined the legacy house.

“Greetings.  Personal identification Tungsten.  I am your best friend.  Forever.  Ha, ha, ha.”

“Greetings.  Personal identification Tungsten.  I am your best friend.  Forever.  Ha, ha, ha.”

And yeah, he’s pretty scary.  He looks like he fell in an acid pit and he kindof reminds me of our favourite droid, HK-47.

"Commentary: I say we blast the meatbag and save you the trouble, Master."

“Commentary: I say we blast the meatbag and save you the trouble, Master.”

There was another eating contest, but most of the family was disqualified due to teleportation.  Gosh darnit!  Some of the family are getting the “hunted” by vampires moodlet, so I’ve given everyone pieces of Garlic to carry around.  That probably helps.

Day 138:

Whoops, Prometheus became a Fame Leacher by accident.  Oh well, at least he gets discounts at the Consignment Store.  Also got promoted up to Father of Local Ingenuity (7).

“Hmm, hmm, hmm, clues, clues, clues…”

“Hmm, hmm, hmm, clues, clues, clues…”

Serefina’s agent told her that she’s only popular because of her body, so she needs to work out more.  Wow, that’s kindof mean.

Girl, eat a sandwich or something! I can see your virtual ribs!

Girl, eat a sandwich or something! I can see your virtual ribs!

Glitch time: Deo and Hyperion were hanging out at Demetria’s swimming party (note, no pool) and then get forced to bike home because of curfew.  It takes forever man..

So Rene has brown hair then?

So Rene has brown hair then?

Again, Rene has grown up to Teen but his twin brother Lewis is still a child.  Typical.

Day 139:

This could be the start of a freaky romance.

This could be the start of a freaky romance.

Tungsten joined the Gardening career and was promoted up to Famed Farmer immediately.  Seriously, easiest career.

Oh that’s real nice, Prometheus.

Oh that’s real nice, Prometheus.

Serefina had to help the Criminal warehouse when their evil plot to steal all of the town’s clouds backfired.  She also got promoted up to B-List Celebrity (3).

Brady going skinny-dipping.

Brady going skinny-dipping.

Wow, Kajaptah is dating Cletus Tanner-Steel, who is notably the wealthiest townie in town!

Day 140:

Aww, Serefina’s taking a break from fighting fires to hang out with Belladonna.

Aww, Serefina’s taking a break from fighting fires to hang out with Belladonna.

Case #14: Keep on Trollin’

Case #14: Keep on Trollin’: Cyber insults.  What is this world coming to..?  Theresa Ding-Ing believes Dean Lettuce-Tomato is trashing her good name in an online forum.  Acting as her intermediary, I break into his account and call him a “Noopen-Poopen”.  Not sure why.

Niobe getting the Ghost-Hunter’s Key to Lucky Palms.

Niobe getting the Ghost-Hunter’s Key to Lucky Palms.

I guess you get the key to the city whenever you reach the top of a career?  Anyways, the new mayor is called Paulo Ashton.  Also Niobe’s agent wants her to dance for 3 hours at the Grind, because “why not?”

“Threat detection activated.  Silence puny mortal.  Initiate termination sequence.  Ha, ha, ha.”

“Threat detection activated.  Silence puny mortal.  Initiate termination sequence.  Ha, ha, ha.”

And that’s it for this week.  Yep yep yep!  Don’t forget to vote for the next heir, I need someone to break the tie.

 

Community death count: 159 or so

Legacy Score: 51. (Gen: 4 + LTW: 7 + Portraits: 10 + House: 10 + LTR: 20)

Theme song of the week: “The Robots” by Kraftwerk


Miami Hotline

Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I updated.  I guess I needed a bit of a break from TS3.  My computer is getting really slow, and I was feeling a bit run-down by the game.  I don’t think I’ve mentioned but I’m actually house-sitting right now.  I’m still trying to find work too, it’s so discouraging writing out cover letters and never getting any interviews.  Hopefully I get something soon.  Also I’m a year older, which is kindof sad.  Don’t forget to cast your vote for the next torch-wielder:

Hyperion Wolfe  Deo Wolfe  Belladonna Wolfe

Hyperion Wolfe ———— Deo Wolfe ———— Belladonna Wolfe

In my down time I tried this really crazy game called “Hotel Miami” “Hotline Miami”.  I wouldn’t recommend it unless you like a bit of the old ultra-violence.  Basically, it’s a top-down stealth game where you’re a hitman in an animal mask, and you run around stabbing or shooting gangsters.

Clean version of Hotline Miami poster.

Clean version of Hotline Miami poster.

Most baddies die in one hit, but you also get killed in one hit.  It’s insanely difficult!  You gotta keep repeating levels over and over.  It also made me feel a bit motion-sick.

I spent a day on a construction site to see if I could help build homes for people in need.  The supervisor said it wasn’t a good career for me.  That’s fair.  I can McGuyver a bike, but otherwise I have absolutely no handiness skills.

Anyways, I’ll write up another chapter this weekend, another of the legacy house is moving out.  (Hint: It’s probably the first person’s you’d expect!)


Vote for the Late Nighter!

Good morning all.  It’s that time again, time to vote for the next Torch-Wielder!  Which of the Wolfe children will continue on the Legacy Challenge into the Late Night expansion?  Let’s look at the candidates:

Hyperion Wolfe  Deo Wolfe  Belladonna Wolfe

Hyperion Wolfe ———— Deo Wolfe ———— Belladonna Wolfe

 

What do we know about them so far?  Well..

Hyperion Wolfe: Has brown hair, olive-green eyes.  His traits are Evil, Athletic, and Unlucky.

Deo Wolfe: Has red hair, red eyes.  His traits are Evil, Insane, and Star-Quality.

Belladonna Wolfe: Has brown hair, brown eyes.  Her traits are Evil and Brave.

Also you can assume that they’ll wind up with a Late Night career or skills, and a Lifetime-Wish.

 

Oh, I also updated the Mods, Points, and Late Night Rules.  Yep yep yep!  I confused myself a bit working on the points, but I think I got it.


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