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08 December 2012 @ 08:55 am
Barnacle Bay 3  
I haven't played much lately but the little bit I played with Des and Chris is going well. In fact the last play through was really funny and unusual as you'll see. It started off normal though.

Here's Joel on his perch. I thought the bird food bag was really funny with the amazon and the big white cockatoo on it. The game has great detail if you zoom in on stuff. Some books have pictures in them. Joel's looking at the bag like he wants it.

I didn't know the birds flew. Joel flies around the room while we're gone. This is great. I need to get perches for everyone then. I wish you could put small birds on perches. That sucks. I need to get Des a parakeet and name it Phage. I wish you could recolor small pets like you can cats and dogs.

Chris with his new guitar. It kind of looks like my guitar String Theory.

Savanah found a snake outside our house.

And she got in a fight with it. But it got away. Despite being level 5 hunting she's never caught anything other than a beetle. It's funny when cats fail they end up catching a leaf. Hehe.

This toy helps bring up the hunting skill. I took this pic because I thought it was funny what she was thinking. She's afraid of a giant bird that picks up cats. What made me laugh about this is that the bird is a turkey vulture. Vultures aren't predators like raptors so here fears are unfounded. I wish they had made it an eagle instead. EA didn't do enough research into the birds of the game.

Savanah and Sasha are having a conversation. It's nice if you have at least two pets they can socialize and keep the social meter in the green with each other. I think Savanah's talking about no cows or no horses. Sasha's talking about no macaws. Uh. After that I decided to put a lock on the door to the bird room so no pets can go in there. I caught Savanah a few times wanting to watch Joel and I stopped her since I didn't trust her that watching is all she'd do.

While Chris was out he met Fungus. Looks like Fungus is in work clothes. He's telling Chris his plan to take over the world.

Des and Chris were hugging and kissing and then out of nowhere Des jumped in his arms.

This is cute. She did it on her own too. I didn't giver the command. I didn't know they did that. What I loved about this is that Chris has carried me like that before and it's fun.

Des teaches Joel to talk. I found out that So So probably means Hello. Chris cleans Lorena's cage.

Sasha and Savanah howl along with Chris's playing.

Ok now this is when the game got interesting. The day was over and everyone went to bed that night. Then there was a Sci Fi sound and music and when I looked in the front yard I saw this.

An alien woman was walking around taking pics of our Halloween decorations (It's fall in the game). She was checking everything out with her scanner and I think she killed the plants in my garden. She was looking at them and they were dead. I didn't like that so I set Sasha to guard the house.

When Sasha started barking the alien covered her ears over and over. Her ears really hurt. Then she ran off screaming in terror. Haha, I was laughing. This was excellent. I was so proud of Sasha. Ha, look how scary she looks in guard mode.

Here's the space ship. It's beautiful. I love the blue colors and it lit everything up blue.

Then she took off and disappeared. That was great, but the night wasn't over for Sasha.

Then a female burglar showed up to rob us. But Sasha was already on her way to check things out.

AAHH!! Sasha!! I love how the burglar freaked out when Sasha found her.

Sasha chased her through the yard. I don't know if dogs can fight with humans. It would be great if they could. I know they can fight with other dogs but I have a feeling they won't. Unfortunately the burglar ran right into the house and still stole something. The cops were useless.

I don't know why our yard was the happening place to be for weirdos but it sure was funny. Because of this I'm going to have Chris and Des visit China so they can learn Karate. This way if a burglar comes back not only will Sasha chase them but we can beat them up ourselves.
Current Mood: amusedamused
actipton80actipton80 on December 8th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Fungus isn't wearing any shoes. I'm not familiar with the cartoon he's from so I don't know if that is normal.

Joel is cute.
Des: Fungus Steps on Premierthagirion on December 8th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I didn't even notice. WTF? All the outfits I gave him he have boots. In my icon you can see them as he steps on the Premier. That's a work uniform and I don't know why he would not wear boots to work. I think it's a glitch in the game. With Des her work "uniform" is the same one as her daily wear except they make her wear heels instead of her cute flip flops. I know level one uniforms didn't used to be that way so I wonder if it's mistake.

Thanks. I'm really happy with how Joel turned out.

Edited at 2012-12-08 02:38 pm (UTC)
Cheezey: Bushy Simcheezey on December 10th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
If the sim is level one in their career or self-employed, the game will randomly pick clothes for them, so the results can be pretty hideous. If I'm controlling the sim and I find out their work clothes are like that, I send them to a dresser to design a proper outfit. Usually the random substitutions go in when an article of clothing or hairstyle isn't flagged as work-appropriate and isn't available to choose.
Des: I Don't Get Itthagirion on December 10th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
That's weird. It didn't used to be like that. Level one used to have uniforms. I definitely remember that with Cope. I first noticed it with Mrs. Howell that suddenly had long hair. I was so annoyed because she's an old lady that's supposed to have short hair. I took her to a dresser and realized it was a uniform but didn't think it would let me change it let alone the hair. Did you ever watch Gilligan's Island as kid btw?
Cheezey: BooBoo Munchcheezey on December 10th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
The functionality to edit career outfits came in one of the patches, with Showtime I think. That sounds about right since they made an emphasis in that about being able to choose your stage outfits for your career. I know you don't have Showtime, but some of the stuff just goes in with the patch to the base game, kind of like basements with World Adventures or the new skin tones with Supernatural. Everyone gets that stuff, even if they don't get the expansion.

And yup, I remember Gilligan's Island! You did a good job on the characters.

Edited at 2012-12-10 08:34 pm (UTC)
Des: Owen Christmas Partythagirion on December 10th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, Showtime is another one I'd want because Owen's a singer. That's cool that some stuff everyone gets with the patch.
I want to do a side by side comparison of my Gilligan people with real photos to show that I got very close. I'm glad you like them.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz and Silvolf hugsilvolf on December 8th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hehe fun Sims pics! Yeah Kurtz and Razz jump into each others' arms without prompting now. You made me realise I can pause the game and take pics. I was trying to catch Razz in his arms but by the time I squared up the camera, she'd gotten down again.
Sasha is a good guard, do burglars rob in all the versions of the games? Also, if I got my Sims a car, would they know how to drive or do they have to learn?
I think aliens can visit in my version of the game too, not sure though. With an urn, I can get ghosts in the house I think.
Des: Davon in The Sims 3thagirion on December 8th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you liked them. Yeah Pausing helps a lot for getting pics. You can rotate the camera and try to zoom in just right for that. Yes burglars have been around since the first game so you'll have them in your game. If you have a brave Sim you can fight them or something totally crazy, I've heard you can make friends with them. I don't now how. I think they go into your social list of Sims you know then you can call them and build up the friendship meter which is funny. I love my Sasha. She's great. I think Aliens are new from Seasons which I'm really enjoying that expansion pack. You can carve pumpkins for Halloween and have weather. I think the Aliens are for Fall/Halloween because that's when it happened. I've never seen Aliens until I got these new packs and I doubt they came with the Pets one.
Luckily Sims all know how to drive already. If you double click on the Sims face on your menu in the game on the left the camera will temporarily lock on and follow them. THis is fun to do when they drive because you can follow the car and it goes really fast.
Yeah, I think you can get a ghost that way and by putting a tombstone in your yard.
Cheezey: Bushy Simcheezey on December 10th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
The only sims that need to be taught to drive are teens. That went in with Generations. Before that they could drive. I'm not sure if that was a feature that was put in a patch or you need the expansion for, though. It's not really a big deal, though, since teens can take a taxi if you don't feel like teaching them, and when they age up they automatically know how to drive. Mostly it's good for happiness points. When kids age up to teens, they get a 2000 point wish to learn to drive and the parents usually roll one for the same amount for teaching their kid to drive.

With ghosts, if you have an urn in your house or a tombstone on your lot, they'll periodically spawn in the night hours and haunt you, and you can socialize with them.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz and Silvolf hugsilvolf on December 10th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ah ok! So my teen, Bill will need to learn.
Hehe I'm going to get an urn and put it in the living room. I wonder what my Sims will think of that!
Calzephyr: RPGcalzephyr77 on December 9th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
I love your Sims chronicles. It brings back a lot of memory, plus the random stuff that always happens is funny. Love that the pet birds are so interactive!
Des: Solan in The Sims 3thagirion on December 9th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you like them. I want to wrap up with Chris and Des so I can play with more interesting characters. The birds are lots of fun. They need a little more tweeking though and then it would be great.
Cheezey: Bushy Simcheezey on December 10th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
It's good you have the dog, since half the time, the cops can't defeat the burglars. I have burglar alarms on my houses as soon as I can afford them, and still sometimes the burglars get away. I know you don't have Supernatural, but Bonehilda the skeleton maid that comes with that also beats up burglars. I use her for that.

The alien visits are random but they can be fun. If your sim talks to them, you can call them over to visit and befriend them to the point of asking them to move in. Then you get their spaceship as your car. You can upgrade it with laser cannons or to travel in space (which is kind of pointless, it sends you on an adventure with popups, but you don't see it). The laser cannon upgrade lets you invade lots in the game and shoot at other sims or abduct them. You can also buy the ship in buydebug mode if you want. It's like $11,000 or so.

On the romantic thing, when sims are in love, sometimes they will do the autonomous jumping into arms thing. It is cute. It's usually hopeless romantic sims that do it, but if the sims are flirting on their own, sometimes they'll do it no matter what the traits if the relationship is high.
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on December 10th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh that's funny about the skeleton maid. I do want to get Supernatural eventually. I'd like to get all the packs that are out. My priority right now is getting Fast Lane and Late Night. I hope my computer can handle that one. I want to get it because making potions is the closest thing to being I chemist. I wish they had more science careers, but perhaps that will come later. So I would like that for Owen.

Oh that's awesome about the alien ship. I didn't know that. I have the perfect sim for that too. I have Dr. Frankenstein in my town from the movie Young Frankenstein. That's a great Halloween movie. I'm sure he'd like that. Cope and Owen aren't mad scientists so it wouldn't fit them and though they are Sci Fi they aren't space sci fi. Neither is Frankenstein of course but for some reason he seems right for this. This gives me the idea now to make Star Trek characters. That would really help fill out a map with all my characters.

Oh that makes sense. Neither Chris or Des are hopeless romantics, but their relationship is very strong. I'm hoping to wrap up with them soon because it's not as fun to play your life that's almost exactly like the real one. Though some things have been cool Main goals are to get Des to level 5 gardening so she can have pumpkins and get Chris to level 10 guitar.
Cheezey: Spock - Older better wisercheezey on December 10th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Actually, the chemistry set comes with Generations. Late Night allows you to mix drinks at bars. Supernatural has the alchemy potions, but that's done on a shrine-looking thing so it's magic, not science-themed.

Star Trek characters would be fun to see in the game. There are some futuristic furniture sets in the store that'd go great for them.
Des: Pirate Parrotthagirion on December 10th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool, but it's not a career where he can say he's a chemist. I'll have to look into that pack though.

I will probably try to make some Next Gen characters first then some DS9 people. I think they'd do great. I just hope there's a shirt I can color to look like the uniforms.