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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 8 - LUNAR LAKES / OASIS LANDING

    Bot Building Party

    This title says it all, I really enjoyed the self employed bot builder career. It was all over way too soon, I had enough points to buy a couple of boxes with trait chips and I just went in to a cycle of create plumbot - tune up to future tech - tune up once more - put 7 chips in it - sell it. After 10 sales (including Android as the first sale) I not only managed to reach level 10 but also get the 11th 'level' promotion. And I traveled back to the present.

    Rather worryingly though, the last time I saw Emit Relevart he had turned in to an elder. Does anyone know if he can die? And what happens if he dies? Will the game create a new Emit? Will I still be able to finish the time keeper statue with no Emit?

    Just to be sure, I decided to switch the order of 1 career in each time around, and instead of going for the Law Enforcement career I am going to switch Oasis Landing to Dystopia and do that career first. Then I will fix the time and travel back for a finishing touch, and only after that will I do the last career of this season that should have been the 5th.

    Goals
    • Trigger Dystopia and travel to it
    • Get the Bot Arena - Arena Mechanic career done
    • Travel back and restore the timeline
    • Visit the Normal Future shortly and get the 5th Legacy Statue
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited February 14
    SEASON 8 - LUNAR LAKES / OASIS LANDING

    The End of the Season

    This is an official announcement that Season 8 has come to an end, and this is what she managed to do this season:
    • Skill: Advanced Technology
    • Skill: Bot Building
    • Skill: Laser RhythmaCon
    • Career: Art Appraiser - Acquisition (FT)
    • Career: Astronomer - Astrophysicist (FT)
    • Career: Bot Arena - Arena Mechanic (FT)
    • Career: Law Enforcement - Forensic Analyst (FT)
    • Career: Video Game - Developer Engineer (FT)
    • Career: Bot Builder (SE)
    • Father: -
    • Offspring: Ivar Relevart (Genetically Engineered)

    The next post will be the start of season 9!
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
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    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    University
    • Influence: Rebel
    • Influence: Nerd
    • Influence: Jock

    Careers
    • Fulltime: Acrobat
    • Fulltime: Magician
    • Fulltime: Singer

    Activities
    • Occult: Genie (Become one OR Free one)
    • Offspring: Genie Baby
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    Two Types Of Babies

    I see that I probably skipped a blog! Before yesterday we freed a genie, and had a daughter by him. Both the genie and the daughter have moved on by now. Then she found an alien in the town and decided to marry him, whom she is currently expecting a daughter of. He also came with not 1 but 2 spaceships so I had her put one of the two unique upgrades on each of them and then stored them in her family inventory for now. Then her alien husband started complaining out of the blue and their relationship went down by almost a quarter, only hours after she had married him and conceived. Like, what? So I had him move on also. I don't have time for that kind of drama. You're an adult, you should be able to handle yourself better then that.

    Showtime vs Simport

    As the three careers from this seasons are the ones that are involved with simport I have been reading up about it a bit. I initially thought about going after all of the stamps by trying to make more friends here. But then I read a topic about people who lost all of their progress in stamps with crashes, lost game folders, or game/windows reinstalls. That turned it off for me. If I put in all of the work to arrange simports worth of 90 !!!! stamps, I don't want to loose it all due to having to reinstall windows. To me that means that it isn't properly registered and therefore not worth all the effort. So I downloaded an unlock mod instead.

    Beau Bodybender

    I really didn't know what name to pick for her artist name, I mean, why can't she just use her own name. But ok, so I randomised a couple of times and I saw some names for acrobats that ended with Body Bender. So I decided to make it a double B and now she is an acrobat called Beau Bodybender (yes, without the space). She is currently at level 3, and she just had her second gig planned when she found out she was pregnant and everything got cancelled out. I guess thats some sort of bad planning on my account. But we'll roll with it.

    Goals
    • Get the Acrobat career to it's top level
    • Get an Acrobat Gig at least once in all general types of venues
    • Get the Magicians career done
    • Get the Singer career done
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    Let There Be Fire

    She has just reached level 8 in the Acrobat career, and is a firefly! I haven't tried her new prop, the ring of fire yet, but I can only imagine how amazing it is. She has had 4 gigs up until now, 1 at the park, 1 at the coffeehouse, 1 at micks and 1 at some private venue I forgot the name of. Micks then requested her to turn it into a weekly deal. But at the rate she is progressing now I don't think I will need another week to reach level 10. And when she is level 10 and has had a Big Venue Gig I will probably quit and move on to the next career. Thus far the only audition that she didn't get through was one of the private venues. So I went to its neighbor and got a gig there instead! If you can't see proper talent when it is right in front of you, you will miss out on all the amazing action. Your loss buddy.

    Goals
    • Reach level 10 of the Acrobat Career
    • Get a Gig at a Big Venue (I want the Stadium)
    • Join the Magicians career
    • Land a Gig for it in one of each of the 5 types of venues
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    Master Acrobat

    Yay, Amber reached level 10 in the Acrobat Career and is now a Master Acrobat. Or rather, was. Because as soon as she A} reached level 10 and B} had a gig at the big stadium, I had her quit her job. The idea is, as usual, that level 10 means it's time to move on to the next career. But then her acrobat ball and ring of fire went poof as well. I don't know if that is a bug or it's meant to be like that, but I'd rather have stashed them in her family inventory. I use the family inventory to store anything that is not generally buyable, whether that is because it is a life time reward object, something that she got from a career, or an object (not books) bought in another country. And ofcourse her chests with collectables. But OK, gone is gone. Next time I load up the magicians career will be kickstarted!

    Goals
    • Start the Magicians career
    • Perform for tips a LOT
    • Get a gig of each of the 5 types of venues
    • Become a Master Magician
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    Master Magician

    After a lot of hard work 'Beau Brighthand' made it to the top of the Magician career, and also got scheduled for a gig in all of the five venue types already. Ok, it does help that she has all but 1 reward traits already, of which one or two are directly involved in success on stage. But hey, those traits are there to use right? I must say I don't particularly liked this career, just like I didn't like the witch life state much. I think it just isn't my thing altogether. So I am happy that this one can be crossed off the list. Now only one more showtime career and I can start wrapping up this season.

    I am also planning to travel to complete my chest full of 1 of each type of harvestable, even though I believe it won't be necessary until season 15. But I can, so why not. After that I only need to travel to catch all of the fish in one of the seasons and I won't have to do any other traveling until season 19 where you work on the visas! I am quite curious to those quests, but that has to wait until the end (even if I don't know why) so no spoilers (yet) please!

    Goals
    • Join the Singer career
    • Perform a gig in all 5 types of venues
    • Reach the top of the Singer career
    • Travel to collect the harvestables
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited February 14
    SEASON 9 - STARLIGHT SHORES

    The End of the Season

    This is an official announcement that Season 8 has come to an end, and this is what she managed to do this season:
    • Career: Acrobat (FT)
    • Career: Magician (FT)
    • Career: Singer (FT)
    • Father: Cesar Baer (Genie) from Lamp
    • Father: Zatolib To'Vedachot (Alien) from Planet
    • Offspring: Joanna Baer (Genie)
    • Offspring: Kayleigh To'Vedachot (Alien, Twins)
    • Offspring: Karlyn To'Vedachot (Alien, Twins)

    The next post will be the start of season 10!
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
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    SEASON 10 - LUCKY PALMS

    University
    • Influence: Rebel
    • Influence: Nerd
    • Influence: Jock

    Careers
    • Fulltime: Art Appraiser - Appraisal
    • Fulltime: Law Enforcement - Special Agent
    • Fulltime: Political

    Skills
    • Primary: Gambling (H)

    Activities
    • Occult: Free Choice
    • Offspring: Wishing Well
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 10 - LUCKY PALMS

    Politics

    According to Llandros' rules the first year of this season is about the Politics career. Ofcourse I can pick my own order, but this one seemed as good as any so I started the season with that one. I had to figure out how to get funding parties, and held them at the pool a couple of times, which all were a huge success. Within no time she was the big boss, and then I had her quit the career as I usually do. And yes, I know, according to Llandros' rules I have to keep each job for 4 weeks (and parttime jobs for 2) but I guess I just don't have what it needs to stick around for that long. I'm more of the Done / Check / Move On type. And as this is my game, this is how I'm going to keep playing it. She also spend some evenings at the casino and another weekend after quitting her job, so level 10 of the hidden Gamble skill was in the pocket too. Next up is a visit to the wishing well to wish for offspring, and then on to the next career!

    Goals
    • Visit the wishing well and wish for offspring
    • Join the Art Appraiser career
    • Work on my list of Unique Upgrades
    • Join the Law Enforcement career
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 10 - LUCKY PALMS

    Wishing For A Child

    This season I had to get a child by the wishing well. Well, strictly speaking according to Llandros rules I have to get a kid each season and can choose which type of child I get in every season. But since THIS is the season with Lucky Palms and therefore the Wishing Well, it only makes sense to do that one in this season. However, of course this game being Sims 3, it isn't as straight forward as it looked. The first time she tossed a coin for that wish nothing happened. The 2nd time she got a baby.... dog! The 3rd time was a poof of nothing as well (pun unintended) and then the 4th time she finally got a baby girl! And as I still use alphabetical order for the names (1 letter per TYPE of child, not 1 letter per child) this time it was the turn of a name with an L. So I called her Lilly. From the water. Waterlilly. Jokes on us, because her actual first trait is Hydrophobic. This game has me in stitches time and time again!

    Goals
    • Raise Lilly
    • Join the Art Appraiser Career
    • Join the Law Enforcement Career
    • Wrap up the season
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
    SEASON 10 - LUCKY PALMS

    Master Appraiser

    When applying for the Art Appraiser career she started out at level 5 instead of 4, because she already had it maxed out before. From there on it wasn't very difficult to get to level 10 in the appraisal branch! Just work hard, go to the museum after work to scan some art, and then go home to chill. In the meanwhile I didn't resist the urge to use my science station to clone a couple of tiberium gems, cut and grow them and sell them at Aleisters for some extra cash. Not that she needed any being worth around 17 mil excluding the house, but hey, with all of the skills up to this season maxed I had nothing better to do so why not! Lol! Just before closing the game I had her quit the art career and join law enforcement, also at level 5. So that is the planning for the next time I run the game!

    Goals
    • Question some targets and make reports
    • Join the Special Agent branch
    • Reach level 10 of the Law Enforcement career
    • Pack up all of the chests and move out of Lucky Palms
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited February 14
    SEASON 10 - LUCKY PALMS

    The End of the Season

    This is an official announcement that Season 10 has come to an end, and this is what she managed to do this season:
    • Skill: Gambling
    • Career: Art Appraiser - Appraisal (FT)
    • Career: Law Enforcement - Special Agent (FT)
    • Career: Political (FT)
    • Father: -
    • Offspring: LillyAllstar (Wishing Well)

    The next post will be the start of season 11!
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
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    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    University
    • Influence: Rebel
    • Influence: Nerd
    • Influence: Jock

    Careers
    • Fulltime: Military
    • Self Employed: Angler
    • Self Employed: Photographer

    Activities
    • Occult: Free Choice
    • Offspring: Free Choice
    • Travel: Catch 1 of every type of fish
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    Military Boss

    Going through the military was a walk in the park, with a sim that has top Athletic and Handiness, so that part of this season has been finished already! Which I am glad to, because if there is one thing I don't like very much it is the lack of work hours in full time rabbit hole careers. Especially with a super sim that has so many skills it involves a lot of waiting around until the next shift, and I'm getting a bit bored with that. I really like that about the self employed type of careers, because you can make your own schedule! As for offspring: This season I decided to go for the Time Machine. Partially because I am curious and partially because I don't need a daddy for that.

    Goals
    • Build a time machine
    • Find out how to get offspring with it.
    • Join the Fishing Self Employed Career
    • Catch at least 1 of every type of fish available without travelling
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    Something Fishy

    As some of you might have noticed (or not), I changed my goals in the previous post, because I decided to do the Angler career first and the Photography career last. So I changed up the goals to show the fishing career instead. I had her fish at every spot in Sunlit Tides I could find and so far I found 16 types of fish. But for the other types, Sunlit Tides is clearly NOT the place to be. Which annoys the plum out of me, so I fixed it by temporarily installing Riverview. That allowed me to copy it's Fish Hatchery to my library, which I then planted on the first suitable location near her home! Sound fishy or not? LOL!

    On a side note, I am keeping chests with each type of collectables, holding 1 of each type so I can clone them later. But when I am trying to stuff fish in a chest they disappear when I travel to the future. And I can't clone any fish that I have mounted according to the challenge rules either. So I had to come up with an alternative to keep my fish collection safe: I set up a table with some fish bowls, and for each type of fish I caught I put a perfect one in a bowl, analyzed it, and then scooped it out to send it for mounting. That way I can keep the samples next to the mounted fish and still clone whatever I need in the future!

    Goals
    • Get to the top of the Angler SE career
    • Visit the Fish Hatchery and catch as much types of fish as I can find
    • Travel to the countries to catch fish
    • Place spawners for any type of fish I can't find after above steps (Booo!)
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    The Starfish Of The Show

    By this time I have a complete collection of all 42 mounted fish, all perfect quality, and caught by Amber. Most of them were fairly forward, if you don't mind the fact that I exchanged some spawners in the fish hatchery here and there.... I don't want to travel when there are alternatives as it botches up my save a lot, so I solved it like this. But there was one huge exception. The Ninja Starfish. To catch a perfect Ninja Starfish you need Perfect Tofu. Tofu from the store is always Normal quality and you can't grow it either. You can feed it to a perfect omni plant if you have one, but that still gives you nothing better then normal tofu. So either you take that normal Ninja Starfish, clone it with your science skill, and don't mind that it says 'store bought' or you cheat up the quality of your store bought normal tofu and go fishing with that. I tried both and decided to keep the one that said Caught by Amber Allstar because that was also on all of the other catches and I am a completionist after all....

    Legendary Piscator

    Then there is the top rank of the Fisherman Profession or Angler Career whatever you prefer to call it. The 9th rank is not that hard to reach as long as you are busy trying to collect one of each type of fish, but that 10th rank requires nearly 60k. The only way to really work towards that goal is by selling death fish, which you can only catch between 0 and 5 at night. And besides those hours being short I also noticed that you can't fish more then 5 or 6 from one fishing spot. That means you spend your days getting perfect angelfish as bait, and your nights hoping to get as many death fish as you can before time and supplies run out. But she made it!

    Time Machine

    But she made it! Also after mounting all the fish I had her build a Masterful Time Machine that I set up, so we can try to get some offspring that way. Does anyone have tips how to achieve that or is it just a keep trying until you get it random thing?

    Goals
    • Get Offspring from the Time Machine
    • Join the Photography Self Employed Career
    • Finish the Photography Challenges
    • Reach the top of the Photography Career
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    The Photography Nightmare

    This is an Ultimate Sim Challenge. I repeat. This is an Ultimate Sim Challenge. But my sim will be an (Almost) Ultimate Sim Challenge. Because most challenges for the Photography Skill are simply so botched with bugs that they are a pain in the plum to work on. Try to photograph 75 unique sims? 60 Strangers? Nope. From all the sims I shot pictures of only 2 (!) counted. Try to complete 5 collections? Some photos won't register at all no matter what you try and people report that the amount of completed albums will reset to 0 after traveling. And so on and so on. So I quit this skill. I am going to write these challenges down as bugged on my checklist by making the square red. I really tried, but it is just nót going to happen. I did leave the photography profession at level 10 but thats probably the last. time. ever. my sim is seen with a camera! I am sorry to disappoint all of you. This is also the last post of this season, so no goals in this particular blog!
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited February 14
    SEASON 11 - SUNLIT TIDES

    The End of the Season

    This is an official announcement that Season 11 has come to an end, and this is what she managed to do this season:
    • Career: Army (FT)
    • Career: Angler (SE)
    • Career: Photographer (SE)
    • Father: Julian Strong (Human) from Sunlit Tides
    • Offspring: Martin Rudy Strong (Time Machine)

    The next post will be the start of season 12!
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited December 2018
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    SEASON 12 - MOONLIGHT FALLS

    University
    • Influence: Rebel
    • Influence: Nerd
    • Influence: Jock

    Careers
    • Fulltime: Fortune Teller - Mystic
    • Fulltime: Fortune Teller - Scam Artist
    • Self Employed: Alchemist

    Skills
    • Primary: Alchemy

    Activities
    • Occult: Any Occult (Non Human)
    • Offspring: Free Choice

    Comments

    As you can see I already striked through both Fortune Teller careers. I decided to skip those due to personal reasons.
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 12 - MOONLIGHT FALLS

    Shortest Season Ever

    Ehm. I don't know what to say. I think this is going to be my shortest season ever. Due to personal reasons I decided to skip the Fortune Teller careers (won't go in to detail why, please don't ask) and I had so many potions waiting in a chest that after I sold all of them I was almost 'level 11' at the alchemist career. Meaning she was finished with all the goals of this seasons before the clock struck 9 in the morning. And yes theres the kids. But I had one or 2 seasons with 2 types of offspring and nothing else to do here so I decided to do a wildcard and skip one. Even if I don't combine any I still have only 6 or 7 types left and also 7 seasons! So, no goals for this blog either.
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited February 14
    SEASON 12 - MOONLIGHT FALLS

    The End of the Season

    This is an official announcement that Season 12 has come to an end, and this is what she managed to do this season:
    • Career: Fortune Teller - Mystic (SE)
    • Career: Fortune Teller - Scam Artist (SE)
    • Career: Alchemist (SE)
    • Father: -
    • Offspring: -

    The next post will be the start of season 13!
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    edited January 15
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    SEASON 13 - MONTE VISTA

    University
    • Influence: Rebel
    • Influence: Nerd
    • Influence: Jock

    Careers
    • Fulltime: Architectural Designer
    • Fulltime: Criminal - Evil

    Activities
    • Occult: Free Choice
    • Offspring: Free Choice
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  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 13 - MONTE VISTA

    Quadruple Headache

    Incoming obviousness. After I had my sim join the criminal career, I had her invite the boss over to her place and they had some fun together. I had made sure both had the fertility reward trait, and afterwards I parked her in front of the kidz tv every minute she could. And she had quadruplets! (Only possible with Nraas) I am glad that they have grown up, phew. Now I still have to wait untill she can start her actual job because it keeps saying x days untill work, and it's driving me nuts.

    Goals
    • Reach the top of the criminal career
    • Preferably without getting arrested (still a celebrity)
    • Get some hidden skills done
    • Become an architect
  • AlHollandiyahAlHollandiyah Posts: 1,103 Member
    SEASON 13 - MONTE VISTA

    Emperor of Red Glowing Evil

    Well, then there was the criminal career. Each shift that she went to I was watching and saving a lot in the hopes that she wouldn't get arrested. Which happened at least once, and it scared me enough so I never tried to 'work hard' again. But in the end she got to the top and I had her quit. I am now reading up on the architect career, and it seems there is quite a lot to it so I hope I won't disappoint my neighbors with my renovations, lol!

    Goals
    • Become an Architect
    • Renovate the neighborhood lots to earn some cash
    • Reach the top of the career
    • Pack up and leave
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