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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    I put the table outside to see if it would help with routing to the table but only four meals were served although the other two did have "grab a plate" in their queues. Because of this Paul was finished before everyone was seated :# The same thing happened for the evening meal. I guess my serve meal mod does not like something about the layout of this table :|
    Josie didn't have a waking wish but she had a wish to catch a new type of fish locked in from the previous day. Jaxon's waking wish was to play catch. He also rolled a wish to play catch with Josh over breakfast - two wishes in one hit! :D
    I saw Ian embedded in the front of the school bus while I was watching the kids run to catch it.
    That is not how you get on a school bus, Ian! :D
    Nothing like a dead plant to get the attention of sims :D Although both are green thumbs, neither cried ;)
    Both Jason and Josh have wishes to master fishing locked in. Jason is just a whisker from doing so and Josh is very close to reaching level 9.
    I got a popup that a simfest had started so I sent the big boys.
    They stayed for about one sim hour but the act was a no show although one of the townies seemed to be enjoying the act ;) I even checked in map view to see if the performer might be invisible but there was no-one there :D
    Ian and Paul went on a field trip to the Science Lab :)
    The boys flirted for a while when they got home but separated to do their own thing.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    Ian and Paul got home early. I pulled them out of art class the day before so they wouldn't be late for Prom but forgot to enroll them in something new. Not that it would have mattered because after school classes are cancelled on field trip days.
    Paul came home with a wish to take a photo with a friend :)
    The children got home late because of Scouts. Josie came home with a wish to play tag so they had a quick game before dinner.
    One of the kids summoned Jason's favourite for dinner :)
    Josie and Paul fished while Jason and Josh watched the stars.
    Ian and Jaxon played catch in the front yard :)
    I know men are slower to mature than females but I am pretty sure real men don't behave like this ;)
    I was about to close my game when I saw green will-o-wisps had spawned. I woke Jaxon because I only have the pink and blue in my collection so far :)
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,024 Member
    @Mikezumi Frustrating issues with the dinner table...
    Poor kids always running to the bus ;).
    Ian looks like he wants no one to go to school today :o.
    Lol @ Jason and Josh staring at the dead plant. No tears at all though :o.
    Too funny about the townie enjoying the show that wasn't there - I've seen the same thing happening in my game :D.
    Ian looks grumpy in the bus.
    A trampoline!
    Funny selfie faces :D.
    Jason got his favorite dinner this time :).
    I think real men might usually be a bit more mature than The Sims 3 men :D.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi Sorry the table routing is still slow for meal times. Strange. ...Jaxon got a 2-for-1 activity wish fulfillment. ...Ian was hit by the bus, but lived to ride again. Ha! ...Sims cry over dead plants, but I always think, "Yay, one less plant for them to deal with before I need to plant more." LOL ...Jason and Josh are becoming top notch fisherman now. ...The performer who wasn't there. One of Showtime's annoying quirks. I have a mod that helps with invisible sims, but it doesn't always work with performers. Something else wrong there, I guess. ...Fun trampoline pic. ...Love all the will-o-wisps your game gets! Cool that you've managed to capture 3 different colors so far.
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,627 Member
    edited December 2018
    Ah, yes, I can see how it’s the other way around (because you played them first?). Jason is kind of special to me, because I witnessed the process of you deciding on adding him to the household, improving his looks and now he’s really part of the family (plus he’s a genie :blush: ). I love how that just happens in this game, sims will find their way into the player’s heart. And it’s funny how the boys apparently feel comfortable around him.

    It’s just too bad how eating together is handled in this game. I really wish they would all automatically wait for each other when you use the ‘grab a plate’ interaction before starting to eat. That should be possible to design I’d say. And them automatically choosing the same table. Is that what the mod is supposed to do?

    I really love those will-o-wisps. Completely forgot to download the mod, will do today!
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @meerkattime Thanks for the lovely comments :) I will work out the table problem but it is annoying at the moment.
    My green thumb sims often cry when plants die but these boys must be too manly ;)
    I love the trampoline animations especially once they get some skill on it but I don't like to direct my sims much so I generally just wait until they use it themselves.
    After I typed the comment about real men being mature it occurred to me that the men I have known, no matter their age, have never been terribly mature ;)

    @lanlyn Thanks for the lovely comments :) It's a mystery to me why only four meals were served on both occasions. There was nothing blocking any of the table slots. I will try another chair arrangement next time I am in game and see if that makes a difference.
    I, too, am always relieved as plants die off because some mornings the gardening can take forever! Both Jason and Josh have already got their LTW for perfect gardens so I could reduce the number of plants in the garden but they also have wishes to get career promotions and they are in the self employed gardener career which depends on the sale of their excess produce to advance.
    I was sad to read today that will-o-wisps only come in three colours so I have already collected them all. Still they are very pretty flying in the yard at night :)

    @JoAnne65 Jason is also special to me because he is my first genie. When I recently made Jason I didn't think I would want to play him but seeing him as a genie has made me appreciate him more :)
    I have used the Set the Table and Call to Meal from from MTS for quite a while now and not had any problems with it. It doesn't assign specific chairs but it does make meal times easier. You can choose for the sim who is serving to call the household or individual sims to the meal and they will place enough individual serves at the table for those called. There can still be issues with sims getting in each other's way if they are all coming from the same direction but, with a little planning, the family can usually get to the table within moments of each other and get to spend most of the meal time together. I don't really care which chairs my sims sit at but I would find a mod that made sims not eat until everyone is seated very useful. I don't think there is one though :(
    The will-o-wisps are definitely worth having in the game. I love to watch them while my family sleep :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi I also saw @CravenLestat's comment in the other thread about there only being 3 will-o-wisp colors. Bummer! :/
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @lanlyn My sims caught their first firefly recently and the animations with the jar were cute so I will try for all firefly colours since I now have the will-o-wisps :)

    I visited my sister yesterday so no time for a full simming session but I did visit my makeover save briefly before bed. I can't remember what I did to Jared but it was only tiny.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    I was just in one of my makeover saves and took a pic of my SS with some of my boys :) No-one has interacted in this save as I only open it to work on the boys.
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,024 Member
    @Mikezumi Your lovely SS's got attractive company! :blush: .
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @meerkattime I know she must be very happy because it makes me happy when I open this save ;)
    Thanks :)
  • cocococo Posts: 2,084 Member
    @mikezumi I'm not sure what's going on with the table and meal mod. I hope replacing it fixes the issue. It's always frustrating when sims don't eat at the same time, or they finish their plate just as another sim is starting :frowning:
    Oh dear that's a really drastic move to stop the bus Ian. Josh and Jason don't seem to disappointed about losing that plant :lol:
    I really wish the development team fixed the invisible performers before they started TS4. Or maybe the lady is just crazy lol.
    Ian must be thinking about how weird those teens are wearing their big glasses :lol:
    Those are some intense duck faces! :wink:
    More pretty will o wisps! I read Craven's reply about there being lots more different coloured fireflies. I had no idea! I look forward to seeing you collect them all :smile:

    Jared is just perfect :smile:
    I have a save just for makeovers too but the main difference is that mine is filled with girls, all of them made by CravenLestat lol.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @coco I am not sure if it's the table or moving the table to the deck that's the problem. I will try a few different combinations when I next play. Hopefully that will be later today if life doesn't get in the way.
    Thanks for the lovely comments :) I also have a couple of Craven's girls in one of my makeover saves.
    I will be placing a firefly near the home when I next play as well so it will be fun to see how many different colours I can get :)
  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 3,994 Member
    edited December 2018

    Your Jared Sim is perfection,
    I'm not a big fan of Supernatural as I am too much of a wuss to watch it,
    but I love Jared's works in other stuff.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    Thank you for the sweet comments @Silverofdreams30 :) I love scary stuff so Supernatural is fun for me ;)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    I changed the chair arrangement and only one meal was not served this time. Better but still not good. I had an inkling that the problem might have been due to there not being a chair at every possible place setting.
    Josie's waking wish was to play with a toy so I got her started on her block table skills.
    I saw these two getting flirty so I sent them to the garden before they got to woohoo :D
    Paul's waking wish was to fish. Jaxon didn't have a waking wish but he rolled a wish to talk with Josh which he got over breakfast. Ian's waking wish was something ridiculous so I cancelled it and sent him fishing with the other boys :D
    The kids were eager to go to school ;)
    Jason mastered fishing but I wasn't quick enough to catch the 5,000 floating over his head.
    Josh caught his first frog :D
    The children had a field trip to the Bistro. I really need to do something about the badly dressed sims in my town :D
    When I got back from checking on the kids I found these two working their way to woohoo :D
    I was relieved that Jason instigated it because I knew there would be no unexpected pregnancy.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    Once again I forgot to enroll the boys in an after school class so they got home early.
    The children did their homework when they got home from the field trip.
    Josh got the party animal trait when he reached the top of the Jock Social Group.
    Jason rolled a wish to skinny dip so I had Josh join him which led to cuddle, make out and woohoo wishes :D
    I pulled the old table out of the family inventory and all meals were successfully served :)
    Paul and Ian watched the stars while Josh and Jaxon played catch and Jason worked out nearby.
    The children worked on their block skills before bed.
  • AlleenmensAlleenmens Posts: 16,036 Member
    "Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, on the inside out." :blush:
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    Spent the last couple of days setting up SV for my family to move into. Mikezumi was the first to be added to the town so I could clear it and repopulate it.
    One of the households that moved in was Jared and Connor from my Showtime Test save with their husbands and kids :)
    The family moved in safely today and all was well when I played them. The boys were as flirty as always and they seemed to enjoy their new home :) I am using the house I built in my 5x5 Challenge save.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi Jared is looking good. ...Nice pic of "the boys" with your SS. ...Crazy about the table issues. I hope using the old table solves that problem. ...RE: Ian's ridiculous waking wish. Maybe he was still thinking about a dream he had. Ha! ...Congrats to Jason on mastering the fishing skill. ...I loved those pics of Josh and Jason dancing. Too funny! And congrats to Josh for reaching the top level of the jock social group. ...Mikezumi is queen of Sunset Valley! ...Neat to see your Jared/Connor family in town too. ...I like your 5x5 challenge house. I'm sure the genie/teens family will be happy there.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @lanlyn Thanks for the lovely comments :)
    I am pretty sure the problem with the table was the lack of chairs at the table. I didn't want to put out 8 chairs because the family didn't need that many but the smaller table with chairs allotted to each space worked fine.
    I can't even remember what Ian's waking wish was but I suspect it was to make a wish of some sort. I don't think it's registered that he has freed Jason so no more wishes :D
    The family seem to love it in SV so far. The population is still small but I am slowly adding to it and some of the townies have already had babies. My SS will be very happy there too. I made her friends with all the townies so she will never be lonely. I am sure my sims will bump into her at parties once they have made friends there as well :)
    I am looking forward to finally aging up the teens. I think they are more than ready, skill-wise, to start on the next stage of their lives :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    The family arrived safely in SV :)
    I think Josie approves of the new neighbourhood ;)
    After the family settled in, I invited Mikezumi over :)
    The family were enjoying their new yard when Mikezumi arrived :)
    I was happy that Josh and Jason's relationship wasn't affected by the move :)
    Ian and Paul's relationship was also intact. Ian pounced for woohoo when Mikezumi was distracted by an incoming text :D She must have received a dozen texts during her visit! She's a very popular sim ;) I made her friends with everyone in town when I was setting up :p
    I hadn't assigned beds yet so I didn't feel annoyed when Paul and Ian made use of what would be Jason and Josh's bed.
    It didn't take long for the rest of the family to realize there was someone new in the house and everyone got to chat with Mikezumi before I sent her home :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    I saw that Jaxon had discovered the pool. He's athletic so I wasn't surprised that he, like his dads, used the pool autonomously.
    Josie, a virtuoso, was happy that the new house came with a piano :) Josh and Jason danced nearby.
    None of the boys had rolled a cooking wish since arriving so Jason summoned grilled salmon for dinner. Of course this triggered wishes to prepare more but only Ian and Paul have the cooking skill to do so.
    Both couples are behaving as romantically as before so all is well in my sim world :)
    Jason and Josh watched the stars from the front yard after jogging around the block :)
    The kids shared a joke before bed :)
  • meerkattimemeerkattime Posts: 1,024 Member
    @Mikezumi Hi Mikezumi's SS :)!
    Nice to see Jared, Connor, Alex and Morty and the kids again too :).
    Hope everyone will enjoy their life in Sunset Valley.
    I'd love the pool too! No wonder they decided to test it as soon as they moved in.
    Mikezumi seems to be very excited about the text message she got :). I'm glad she's got lots of friends in the town already!
    Poor Jaxon slipped! Great pictures of his dive.
    Glad to see your sims are just much in love as before.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,329 Member
    @meerkattime Thanks for the lovely comments :) I have had saves where my sims haven't acted the same after a move so I am always relieved when it works out well :) I especially hate it when I have moved sims and their gender preference was wrong and they start flirting with girls! :#
    My SS was enjoying the texts way too much in my opinion! :D I always keep my phone by my side and read texts as they come in but I don't think I act quite that excited ;)
    I would love to have a pool! Of course then I would be scared that a neighbour kid might sneak in and drown :# My son says I can imagine every possible thing that could lead to accidental death because of my neurosis ;) He could be right :p
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