Monday, June 4, 2018

Season 4: End of Round

End of Round 4
After a very long time, round 4 is finally over.  Not being able to play for awhile did not help any, and then I got a little stuck in university for a bit, but we have come to the end.  I am trying to jump between my hoods a little more so I don't get too bored, so hopefully, more updates will come soon. We have added some new sims this round, and Eugene and Jaiden are moving back to the hood after uni so we will see them next round. Somehow, and maybe she starts this way, Allegra is down around a 3.3 for grades, and Tosha barely missed an A+ during her final semester of freshman year.  I was not happy to realize she just needed one more assignment done, but it's fine.

It's been a fun group of sims to play.  We will see what happens when we head back to the families for round 5.  I'm excited to see what Jaiden and Eugene do.  With Jaiden wanting to raise puppies and Eugene wanting to see 6 kids get married they will have a very busy house.  I hope you will come back and join us for round 5 in Clovercrest.

Updating the fun facts from the hood:

Female/Male make up of hood:
Female Sims Alive: 15
Female Sims Ever: 15
Male Sims Alive: 14
Male Sims Ever: 14

Aspiration Count
Romance Sims to Date: 4
Pleasure Sims to Date: 3
Knowledge Sims to Date: 7
Popularity Sims to Date: 4
Family Sims to Date: 4
Fortune Sims: 4

Points Breakdown:
Number of Sims Total: 29 (29 points)
Top of Influence Total: 7 sims (Tosha, Darin, Eugene, Tanner, Meadow, Arnav, Jaiden) (7 points)
Neighborhood Net Worth: $204,928 (3 points)
Summa Cum Laude: (Meadow, Darin, Tanner, Eugene, Jaiden) (5 points)
Big Sim on Campus (Meadow, Darin, Tanner, Tosha, Eugene, Arnav, Jaiden) (7 points)
Individual Hobby Plaques (Elyse, Tanner, Mac, Joyce, Zaria, Eugene) (6 points)
Custom Subhoods: (Downtown, Shopping district) (10 points)
Sims pledge to Var-Orshea-Fruhum: (100% so far) (12 points) -- Technically finishing bonus
Secret Society Inductions (100% so far) (25 points) -- Technically finishing bonus
Total Score: 104 points (if adding in the finishing bonuses)

University Season 3.5

Var-Oresha-Fruhm Greek House
Eugene Morpheus: Male YA | Family | Pisces | Marry off 6 Kids
Jaiden Phillppine: Female YA | Family | Aquarius | Raise 20 Puppies or Kittens
Arnav Morpheus: Male YA | Popularity | Aquarius | Become Celebrity Chef
Opal Raymond: Female YA | Fortune | Capricorn | Become Criminal Mastermind
Zaria Yerazig: Female YA | Fortune | Virgo | Become The Law
Ash Shaikh: Male YA | Fortune | Gemini | Become Chief of Staff

Last Time: A new batch of students showed up to university, initially starting in dorms we joined Arnav, Opal, and Zaria.  They joined the Greek House and moved there after their first semester was over.  Zaria met Ash and after he eventually was able to join the Greek House he also moved in.  Meanwhile, in the dorms, the 3 Mimoza brothers, Frankie, Brennan, and Marvin all found love interests, Tosha, Allegra, and Hunter, and they all moved into the Sim State Dorms together.  Eugene got a hobby plaque, Jaiden made BSOC and the students all did well in school.

We have reached the final "house" for this round in coming back to uni for the second half.  We will start in the Greek House where we have two who will be graduating, Eugene and Jaiden.  The kids spend lots of time on the phone trying to make friends.  You can see the coach in the background wanting Arnav to work out.

After working out Arnav makes best friend with his brother's intended, Jaiden.  We also see one of the Mimoza triplets, Marvin, is visiting the Greek House. He actually managed to join the house during the last trip to uni.

The students are somewhat left to their own devices, although I do direct a fair amount when it comes to talking on the phone and keeping up with school work.  However, when left alone, they frequently will sit down to meals in at least a partial group, or work on their individual hobbies.

Arnav becomes another inductee into the Secret Society on campus.  First, they came late at night and put him into a limo and then he got his jacket.  He did not stay around very long before heading home.

Back at the house Eugene and Jaiden spend a lot of time together doing romantic type actions.  They are very much in love.  Marvin Mimoza is over at the house once again and is busy studying.

Ash is very interested in sports and spends a fair amount of time at the net we put into the front yard.  He hasn't gained enough to get a plaque yet, but he is well on his way to getting it.

The garden is still at the house, and all of the students take turns taking care of it.  It is Jaiden's turn this time and she diligently weeds all of the plants.

The house is always very busy with students and other kids in and out.  Meal times are very popular, and with all of the produce the students have stocked, the food they make is always top notch and sparkly.

Someone, I believe it was Ash, was invited to an outing and so we went.  It turned out ok, and while there was so fun had it didn't do much to assist Ash in gaining additional friends.

Back at home, however, dating sprees can be seen frequently.  It's easy to keep your mood up in college when you have a significant other to date through it.  Marvin is, again, over at the house.  I find it funny all these pictures show Martin when his brother Brennan was there more often.

The students do not all have solid relationships and so I actually direct some hangout sessions to take place to try and help solidify their friendships.  We are also working towards those hobby plaques as well.

Even with all the produce, the students often times bring pizza back from campus.  This has to be one of the best features, in my opinion, of the greek houses.  The free food is great, and there are often 2 or 3 pizza boxes sitting around the house.

Late one afternoon I spied the gypsy lady sneaking into the backyard of the house. I do not believe I have ever seen her on a university lot and was somewhat surprised that she left a lamp.  It continued to sit on the back porch for now.

I was a little concerned about Ash.  He hopped on the bike and continued to pedal away.  He had a wish to get fit, and he was about as unfit as a sim can be.  In a single session, he built his fitness all the way up to fully fit. If only it was that easy in real life.

The kids are still working on friendships with each other and the other students in the university.  Some are grown up to best friends, and others we are just working on keeping up.  I did discover I had something affecting my relationships, they were dropping like 3 times a day, one right after the other.  So even if I leveled a relationship up into the 80's or 90's, the next day it would plummet into the 60's or 50's.  I was able to determine it had something to do with a sync timer that was in the downloads folder.  I removed it and the issue seemed to stop.

It is a greek house so, of course, toga parties are thrown from time to time and the students enjoy meeting so many other kids.  These parties are great for the relationships.

Do not think it is all fun and games, Arnav and Eugene sit down and work on their term papers.  I do not always have students write term papers, but when they get up to junior/senior year it is much easier to get the A+ if they are written.

Late one-night multiple students were up tending to the garden and decided to start fishing.  I had almost forgotten that this little pond was back here, so once a handful of fish was caught they moved on to other things.

Zaria and Ash are also very romantic together and autonomously went and looked at the clouds together.  I think it's cute they picked a spot right near Ash's net.

The Myshuno, or however that is spelled, game still gets a TON of use.  I love this item on greek house lots.  It is awesome for fun and a big draw during parties.  So many students participate.  This particular party it appears Hunter and a couple of the Mimoza brothers were in attendance.

As we were drawing to the end of this play session in the Greek House Arnav decided he wanted to go out with Opal.  They had gotten all dressed up, but then stayed in their outerwear the entire dinner. After a few mishaps, where they kept getting up and out of their chairs and sitting back down, Arnav pulls out a little black box and passes it over to Opal. She, of course, accepts.

Once everyone is back home it is time for more relationship building and more parties.  Allegra Gorey is over this time, she is one of the Mimoza brother's intended.  We also get a couple of students who are now able to visit the music hobby lot.

 Finally, it is time for Eugene to head back home.  He has successfully graduated Suma Cum Laude and has achieved just about everything possible in his time here.  His family is all invited over and some of his friends as well. He makes sure to spend time with each guest before taking his final picture with his brother, Arnav.

Right after Eugene graduates Jaiden also graduates and holds a party of her own.  She doesn't have any family since she was a townie before, so instead, she invites a lot of friends over.  She looks very smart in her cap and gown and the party is a big success.

Sim State Dormitory
Brennan Mimoza: Male YA| Knowledge | Gemini | Become Space Pirate
Frankie Mimoza: Male YA | Fortune | Scorpio | Become Criminal Mastermind

Marvin Mimoza: Male YA | Knowledge | Leo | Become Educational Minister
Tosha Pratt: Female YA | Knowledge | Virgo | Become World Class Ballet Dancer
Allegra Gorey: Female YA | Knowledge | Pisces | Become Space Pirate
Hunter Gray: Male YA | Knowledge | Pisces | Become Chief of Staff

Back in the dorms, we see two of the Mimoza brother's chatting away to friends.  None of these sims have many friends and it will take a lot of work to get them up into the BSOC range.

However, we also need to get everyone into the Greek House, so here we see Hunter working up his relationship with Zaria.  He doesn't make it his first time, leaving for class without realizing he needs a couple more points with one of the kids.  He reapplies once he is home and makes it without an issue.

Frankie, the one brother who did not make it last time we played these guys calls and gets in as soon as the students show up.

Martin is "abducted" by the secret society and is asked to join the group. He is the first of this group of students to join and has made it based on all of the time he spent making friends over at the greek house during our playtime with them.

A while ago I added a gate into the cow plant.  Typically I have my inductee feed the cow plant when they show up, however, the cow plant had not been fed for a while and this student, Addison something, decided to be lured by the cow plant. He is unceremoniously eaten and everyone at the SS is very sad.

Allegra becomes the next student to make it into the Greek House and doesn't have a problem getting all the needed points to get in on her first try.

The students do spend time talking with each other and the other dormies.  Lots of friends need to be made in order to get those precious points.

Brennan, who has been in the background a bit, gets invited on an outing by one of his best friends.  His dad is a part of the group, which is very eclectic, having both Dora Ottomans on one end and Marsha Bruenig on the other.

Tohsa, the only student who has not made it into the Greek House yet, invites over the group.  She is the only student who did not visit the house during our playtime with them.  As such she has no relationship with any of the students.  As expected she does not make it this first time, but she does succeed in meeting everyone and building up some relationship with all of them.

With his brother in, and probably due to the amount of time he also spent at the Greek House, Brennan becomes the next SS inductee.  The cow plant is full, and not interested in eating anyone else now.

In the dorms, we realize many of the playable students have very low relationships with each other.  So a hangout session is had in the hall.

During the hangout session, Hunter Gray is requested to come with the man in the fancy suit and led out to a limo.  He is taken back to the SS house and becomes inductee number 3 for this dorm.

The dorm has also been fitted with a small garden in the side yard.  Just like in the Greek House, whichever student is available when the plants need tending is sent out to work on watering and weeding.

Allegra has become very interested in nature and decides to lead a hike of all the female residents, at least the ones who were home, of the dorm.  They come back with a gnome they found during the hike, and it was a good time for Allegra.

Allegra and Tosha have become much closer friends, and share breakfast together.  Frankie is also seen chatting up one of the other dorm mates over a bowl of cereal, I believe.

I look forward to moving some of these sims into the Greek House after this semester.  Brennan will likely be the first to move over, with his love, Tosha.  He has formed a great dislike of this dorm mate and they spend hours poking each other.

Not to be outdone by his brothers Frankie is inducted into the SS next.  That leaves only 2 students not in the SS for this playthrough.

Tosha tries the second time to get into the Greek House, and makes it without an issue.  I thought it was sort of funny all of the other members are dancing the hula in perfect unison behind her as she makes it.

During a dating session, we realize that Frankie and Hunter have only been in a crush state this entire time.  They have finally formed love and both start throwing wishes for each other left and right.

Tosha gets "kidnapped' during a dancing session in the dorm, and we all know what that means by now.  Another point as Tosha is inducted into the SS next.

In a funny turn of events, I have most of the students focus on homework.  Without any doing on my part all of the boys sit on the floor in the hallway to do their homework. In contrast, each of the girls, including a dormie girl, take their homework to the tables in the cafeteria and do their homework there.  There are lots of other chairs and tables in there so the boys COULD have done this.  I notice this phenomenon even when I'm not directing it within the dormies.  Girls almost always carry their homework to the tables, boys just sit on the floor where they are.

Brennan and this dorm mates relationship has fractured even further into enemies and a fight breaks out.  Unfortunately for Brennan, she wins and his brothers both see it happen.

We finally end this update with Allegra being the final sim to get inducted into the SS.  Each of these students is now a part of it and have been mostly successful.  Both Tosha and Allegra have fallen belove 4.0's, but are still doing well.

With that, we wrap up the final area for this round.  We will have a round summary coming up and then it's time to get back to the town and meet up with the families again.

Previous Points: +53
BSOC (Arnav) +1
TOI (Arnav) +1
Summa Cum Laude (Jaiden, Eugene) + 2