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Oct. 22nd, 2013 11:28 pm The future is now! But not here.

Sims 3 Into the Future is out, but only in North America yet. Being the law-abiding Norwegian I am, I have to wait until 24th. So in between watching Into the Future videos on YouTube, I start a new game with teen!magnus, so he can have some basic skills and stuff before the future comes. Making the most of his time and all that. Oh, also updating mods. And not piling hundreds of objects into inventory. Hopefully that will keep the game from breaking down so fast this time.

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Oct. 18th, 2013 10:49 pm A little more supernature



Practice's oldest son became a teen and he definitely had inherited his mother's powers along with her skin tone. The hair clearly comes from his father's side though. And no, random onlooker, that's not spiritism. Just the equivalent of a nap for someone from planet Sixon.
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Oct. 13th, 2013 11:40 am Alone against the zombies!



Budeie went to college and brought home four lifefruits from a seed Magnus had found during his last season as an arts student. Or more likely second to last, as the long Sim winter intervened. Anyway, it is finally time for ambrosia!
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Oct. 7th, 2013 09:39 pm Not without my Galaxy Note 3!

Time flies when you don't have a dozen kids!




Practice Itland has found some friends who look a bit like her. All of them a slightly different shade of green, so she does not really stand out that much.

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Oct. 5th, 2013 06:29 pm Another shade of green

And now for something slightly different. Teenager Magnus Itland moved into the sleepy little town of Twinbrooks at much the same time as a newlywed pixie couple moved into another, slightly larger, home in the same town. His high school and early college years were uneventful, until one night he was abducted by an ufo. And soon...



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Sep. 25th, 2013 09:54 pm Sims 3: Fertile fairies (part 1)



This is how our family starts. I built them a practical house and got them started on the garden, for which pixies have a natural talent. The happy couple themselves get started on the rest. Toys and wings seems like the way to go. Be fruitful and multiply!
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Mar. 20th, 2013 10:17 pm Sims 3: University: Strategic skilling

This is a big change from The Sims 2. There, skilling and studying were separate, and you had to raise your skill to a certain level before you could proceed with your studying. In The Sims 3, skilling is possibly the most powerful form of studying. This means it is no longer such a great idea to max your skills before you enroll at Uni. If you have low skills relevant to your major, you can take double or even triple course loads (12 or even 18 points) and max them all by skilling. Of course, you should still attend most of your classes and all of your exams.

It helps to have some way to maintain fun while you skill. I have the MultiTab (500 points in the store) and it is awesome, not just for rapid fun boost but for skilling as well. There is also the crazy drink from the mixology skill, if you have Late Night. And of course some skills are fun to raise, like painting or logic.

If you have maxed your skills before enrolling, you get some study credit so you can finish your degree faster, but it is harder to get top grades. Still, you can always read textbooks, study on your smartphone and work with your major's special item. But skilling while at Uni is definitely a two-for-one deal now.

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Mar. 13th, 2013 11:28 pm Baby madness update


Turns out there was a second dad churning out babies. No wonder the neighbourhood was getting unstable! All boys this time too - I suspect they may be clones of the father. This time I expelled the whole family from the neighbourhood. 100 boys is quite enough. They already have less chance of getting a wife than a one-armed Chinese.

 

I managed to slice off 6 brothers from the original mega-family though: a young adult moved in with Lena and brought with him two teens, two school boys and a toddler. I sent the young adult to University the next day. He did well enough, despite not having any relevant skills. Not sure I will try to put all the 75-100 brothers through eight semesters each! Tempting as it may seem now that the game is new...

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Mar. 12th, 2013 06:57 pm The Home of a Hundred Boys

So there was after all a bug in University Life that was not caught by either Awesomemod nor NRaas. Or perhaps it was a bug in one of them, although I doubt it. This looks like the kind of thing that would slip by the Maxis testers:

I first noticed this when there were like four birthdays with the same last name on the same day. I zoomed to the house and this is what I found. In the background the husband, giving birth. He did this twice a day, it seemed, because there were six babies (3 days of age span). It seems that every time he has given birth to a boy, he goes into labor again. All the boys have the same skin color and hair color. I sent him off to the hospital and during my not-self-sim's next stay on campus, I forgot the whole thing. Much later, I discovered that the neighborhood was becoming unstable. By now the first babies were becoming adults. And the guy was still popping out new babies. (I don't even have male pregnancy enabled, so how this happened is beyond me.) I deleted him, and went on with my life. NRaas Overwatch brought him back, and I did not notice for a few more babies.

Not one to say no to a good challenge, I decided to make this house playable. I saved the game first, just in case. Only the last 8 children show on the sidebar. The adults needed jobs (a couple of them joined the culinary career because my sim needed coworkers, the rest just stood around.) The kids need to get to school. I built more doors and stairs, but unfortunately I cannot build more schools...

"Asylum" does not begin to cover it. Within minutes half of the family had peed themselves. Then they began to fall asleep on their feet, too tired to eat. They were also too hungry to go to bed. The social worker showed up eventually to take all the children away, but she could not get in. By the time it became obvious that everyone was going to die (including the social worker), I mercifully exited and reloaded the savegame. Somehow they survive when no one is looking...

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Mar. 11th, 2013 08:22 pm Sims 3 got smartphones!


I forgot to mention, starting with Sims 3 University, your sims' trusty cellphone has been upgraded to a smartphone. You can surf the Internet, which gives a small positive moodlet for 6 hours. After doing this a few times, the new Social Networking skill is unlocked. You can also read skill books to rapidly increase this skill.

 

Improving the social networking skill unlocks new apps, including the ability to blog from your smartphone!  Wonder why anyone would do that?  ^_^

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