Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting Back Into It

So, I am sure you heard the big news that The Sims 3 Seasons will be released in November. This is the expansion pack I have been waiting for. In addition to weather, aliens will be making their return. I am not a huge fan of occult types, but aliens and simbots have a special place in my heart. I guess
it's the computer nerd in me. Anyway, I have spent this weekend playing my Lazlos. I finished playing Hope's week, so I will start writing up her entry. 

I am going to stick with my plan of having a separate save for each branch of the family. Rotating seems to cause issues with children and teens maintaining their school performance. I noticed that I also missed out on watching the gnome families grow as the gnomes are usually dead when I get back around to their lots. Also it's a headache adjusting the Story Progession settings for each household. Here is where each branch of the family will be living:

Guardian -- Harmony
Harmony -- Riverview
Summer -- Barnacle Bay
River -- Bridgeport
Leaf -- Moonlight Falls (All of my occult Lazlos will come from Leaf's branch)
Grace -- Starlight Shores
Honor -- Lunar Lakes
Hope -- Appaloosa Plains
Charity -- Hidden Springs
Love and Courage -- Twinbrook
Serendipity -- Lucky Palms

If new hoods come from The Store or with new expansion packs, then I will move Love and Guardian there. Also, starting in Generation 4 (i.e. Trust's generation), I will no longer be following the spares, only the first-born son of each branch. I will keep the spares around until they achieve their LTW, then I will turn them over to Twallan's Story Progression. 

Well, that's all for now. Look for Hope's update soon. Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's (Almost) Showtime

The release of Showtime is right around the corner. The Sims 3 site will be down for maintenance for several hours tomorrow while they make the changes to "My Page."  A patch may be released tomorrow which means I'll be mod-less until Twallan releases updates. He's usually pretty quick about the updates, though.

I know the Simport feature is controversial, but I plan to try it out. I also plan to work on the achievements. I am really concerned how these new features coupled with mods is going to affect the stability of my game, so I am thinking I will probably run the game without mods for a few weeks. This means I won't be able to play my Lazlos. I have played through Leaf's lot so I will get his update out in the next week or so. I'm thinking I'll be able to resume posting in mid-to-late April.

If anyone is interested in Simporting with me (why does that sound so wrong?), feel free to send me a friend request on The Sims 3 site.  (Remember the site will be down for several hours tomorrow starting at 8 AM PST).