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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    @JoAnne65 Thank you :) Now the boys are married I can't wait to see babies even though I suspect their genetics might not be the best :D I guess there's only one way to find out and that's to make lots of babies ;)
    I also like how sims appear to have memory of past encounters but something about the disproportionate reaction to being splashed has always annoyed me. I think it was because I didn't know what was causing friction between my sims in my early days, before I knew how to smooth things over between sims, and it caused friction in relationships which is something I don't like. I like to think I now know better how to manage my sims' relationships ;)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi Catching up!

    ...I like how Genie Cleaning also washes dirty dishes. Ha! ...I guess you're using body shaper CC on the guys. They look great! ...Yay! Jason got a love interest. Gorgeous Josh! Lucky genie. Wonder if they'll have a genie baby? ...Nice family photos. ...I like the genie stretching idle animation. I envision it being a feeling free stretch from being cooped up in a lamp for so long! ...I'm glad my sims don't drop their phones too often. It's only happened to me a few times, thank goodness. ...Ian looks a bit scary riding the bus!

    ...Double surfing stations! Nice screenshots at the pool. ...Has your genie done any food summoning? He prepares everything in Perfect quality. ...Fun exercising pics. ...I get annoyed with EA's interactions sometimes. Sims get offended so easily over crazy stuff and then you have to make everyone apologize! Negative reactions to splashing and pillow fighting, for example. ...Love the will-o-wisps.

    ...I'm sure the guys will enjoy their larger lot. ...Congratulations to Josh and Jason! At least most of the guests attended the ceremony. Great wedding and reception screenshots. ...LOL at the guests woohooing in the the kids' bed! ...I like the different shades of red and brown hair you came up with. ...Beautiful beach scenes! ...Loved the gyro pics--whatever that contraption is called!

    ...Awesome painting from art class. I don't think I've ever sent my sims to art classes. I always thought it was too expensive when my sims were just starting out. I didn't know they'd come home with things. Or is the class you're talking about some after school thing?
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Thanks for the lovely comments @lanlyn :) I wish the genie cleaning would also make the beds! :D Jason makes his bed autonomously because he is a perfectionist but all my sims have to make theirs before they come to breakfast. Strange since I am not fussy about it in real life ;)
    I did recently install a body shaping mod. I like that it makes their waists smaller but, to be truthful, wouldn't miss it if I took it out tomorrow.

    I liked their house but realized it was too small for kids and couldn't expand the old one without losing precious land which is useful when wishes for playground equipment are rolled. I didn't extend the back section much, but enough to tack on a bedroom at the end of the hallway.

    Art Class is an after school class. The boys did Shop the previous week but they changed to Art when they had unlocked the skills acquired from the block table. I have noticed that they only come home with paintings occasionally when I send kids to Art Class but, when they do, it's often a painting they wouldn't normally paint at home so perhaps traits aren't taken into account with those paintings.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Ian played with the new toy while waiting for the school bus to come :)
    I was wondering what was taking the boys so long to get to the school bus. I was watching Josh and Jason and only had one of the boys' thumbnails selected when I noticed so I went to look and saw that the school bus didn't pull outside the house like it did in their old house :#
    The boys had a field trip to the Bistro.
    Jason had a wishes to catch a new fish and to catch something weighing 30kg. I put in a crocodile spawner and he caught an outstanding crocodile weighing 335kg!
    Josh is always asking Jason for games of catch!
    Ian came home with a wish to paint. I had Paul join him so he wouldn't bother Josh and Jason :p
    When Jason went cross-eyed at dinner I couldn't help but zoom in for a better look :D
    I don't know if genies generally roll wishes to magically clean the house but Jason does every time he sees a dirty dish. He is also a perfectionist so that might have something to do with it.
    Josh and Jason watched the stars from the front yard :)
    Ian and Paul did the same from the backyard :)
    Josh had to get up in the middle of the night :D
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Ian rolled a wish to fish before 6am :)
    After the morning chores were done, I sent Jason and Josh to the Performance Park to meet new people.
    Not long after they got home, Josh got his notice :)
    Josh announced the pregnancy :)
    Although he got the lame thumbs up, Jason redeemed himself by immediately complimenting Josh's appearance :)
    I wasn't paying attention to the boys because of the pregnancy notice but glanced over when I saw movement and found they had finished their homework. I could see from Paul's shrug that he had just beaned Ian :D
    Josh's first craving was for cheesesteak. Because no-one has the cooking skill to prepare it, I took advantage of Jason's genie magic :)
    Wishes to read pregnancy books meant a trip to the library to make it go faster.
    The boys had a quiet evening at home :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi I've thought about body sliders that put a little more buff on the bums of both male and female sims, but haven't been that motivated. I guess I can live with most sim basics in that regard. If I go off on too many mod and CC tangents, I start getting distracted from just playing the game. I try to stop the obsession before it starts! :D

    ...Are the after-school art and shop classes EA or are they NRaas? I've only done Ballet and Scouting. Maybe I wasn't paying attention to other options.

    ...I liked that screenshot of the boys running to the bus. It shows the neighborhood. Pretty location for their home lot. ...Another field trip! ...LOL at Jason's cross-eyed looks. That makes twice, right? Wonder what he's thinking. Ha! ...Josh is expecting! ...Aww, that was sweet of Jason to compliment Josh's appearance. Nice timing. ...Genie cheesesteak! Summoning food comes in handy sometimes. Glad Josh's food craving was satisfied.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    @lanlyn Thanks for more lovely comments :)
    I have thought about body sliders but decided it wasn't worth the trouble since I mostly look at my sims' faces. The body shape mod I use is just one mod that slightly changes the default body shape for teens and adults.

    Scouting and Ballet are for children. Art Class is available to teens and I am pretty sure it's an EA standard after school class.

    I have noticed my sims often go cross eyed while at the table. I don't know what causes it or what it means. I guess sims are just meant to be goofy on occasion ;)

    I have had Jason summon food a few times but mostly my sims cook their own food. Jason even rolled a wish to learn how to cook and to prepare meals once he could :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi Ah! Those are classes for teens, not children. I usually have my teens doing part time jobs instead. I'll have to switch things up a little so they can try classes too. Thanks for the info!
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,673 Member
    edited December 2018
    Yes, I agree about the splashing causing anger being annoying. I'd say it's meant to be playful and funny.

    Baby on the way! Already suspected something like that when you shared the picture in the toilet before :grimace: Did you use Mastercontroller or an in game 'trick'? Curious what their offspring will look like!
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Thanks @JoAnne65 :)
    I think SP is responsible for male pregnancy. Perhaps MC Cheats might be needed as well.
    Although I think Josh is acceptable as a female, Jason doesn't translate so well. Let's hope they have a son and that their features work well together :p
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Paul and Ian finished their paintings :) Paul painted the giraffe and Ian the watermelon.
    Like all my sims, Josh and Jason got amorous after gardening :)
    Jason was none to gentle with his pregnant spouse! :#
    No remorse! ;)
    Jason rolled a wish to take a photo with a friend while they played catch :)
    I noticed the will-o-wisp spawner was active while watching the boys watch the stars.
    I sent Jason to catch one :) I love the way genies come to a stop after floating :)
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,673 Member
    Funny you say that, liking how genies land, me too! The way they use their hands to keep balance but at the same time being totally in control, there’s something both cool and sweetish about it. (ugh, I miss genies in my game, can you tell :D , really glad you freed one that I can follow)

    The fire flies / will-o-wisps (didn’t know that word) are beautiful!
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    @JoAnne65 The landing is so cool! It's almost like a small plane coming in to land or like I imagine an angel would come to land :D
    The will-o-wisps came with Late Night but somewhere along the way one of the patches broke it. I use a mod to fix that and to make them spawn more regularly. They are different to the fire flies.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Josh was craving cookies so that's what the boys had for breakfast :)
    The boys were playing catch when I got the popup that the baby was coming. Josh checked out his muscles before the first contraction hit :D
    Baby dance!
    I got a popup that the teens were bringing a friend home with them :#
    I'd sent Josh inside to have his baby so the teens wouldn't be distracted.
    Welcome Josie (Virtuoso, Disciplined) :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Jason came in for his pre-age-up snuggle :)
    She's scary looking! :o
    I didn't realize that Josh had stopped to watch his daughter aging up until I came out of CAS :)
    I had a sneak peek while I was dressing her and she is a Josh clone. I don't often get clones but it's not so bad when it's a female so I will live with it. I was happy to see she had inherited Jason's skin :)
    She went straight to the peg box :)
    I found the visiting teen playing on the gyroscopic conductor and sent her home. It broke when she got out :#
    Josh played with his daughter before getting started on the potty training :)
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,673 Member
    edited December 2018
    I love it she inherited the light blue colour! And I remember Josh making an attractive female, so that's not so bad.

    Is this the mod? I wouldn't want rare bugs to show up as often as common ones, which one or ones should I download..? I must be dumb because I can't follow 'there are 3 different files' when I see 11 links :sweat_smile: I'm only interested in the will-o-wisps.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    edited December 2018
    @JoAnne65 I got the Equal availability one but if you just want to fix the will-o-wisp you would need to use one of the ones that just fixes the will-o-wisps. So get the Will-o-wisp fix one with the latest number.
    Thank you :)
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  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited December 2018
    @JoAnne65 This is the mod I have installed: Epic Spawners. It helps make all collectibles more accessible, but not to the same extent that Shimrod's mods do. A different approach. Just thought I'd share the option. But if you just want the will-o-wisps, you probably should go with @Mikezumi's suggestion.
    This mod enables all EP-specific collectibles (gems, metals, butterflies, beetles, fireflies, and nanites) to be spawned with their respective epic spawners.

    Originally, only base game collectibles will spawn with the epic spawners; e.g. Vampire's Eye or Bloodstone will never spawn when you place the Epic Gem Spawner. With this mod, it's now possible for all collectibles to spawn if you just place this spawner. This also simplifies so that you don't have to place each of every spawner to make sure they appear in the world. You only just need this one spawner.

    This mod modified the following spawners so they can spawn all types of collectibles:
    • Gem Spawner - Epic: This spawner will also spawn WA, AMB, LN, and SN gems
    • Metal Spawner - Iron/Silver/Gold: This spawner will also spawn WA, AMB, and LN metals
    • Butterfly Spawner - Epic: This spawner will also spawn WA butterflies, LN will-o-the-wisp, and ST fireflies
    • Beetle Spawner - All: This spawner will also spawn WA, LN, UL, and ITF beetles
    • Nanite Spawner - Bot Workshop: This spawner will spawn all nanites, as opposed to only *several*

    This mod is useful for collectors like me. Now you can place one epic butterfly spawner at the park, for instance, and you can make sure that you may find the butterfly you need there one day.

    This is not a cheat mod of some sort. I only made so that every EP collectible is possible to be spawned in these epic spawners, since it's unfair if they only spawn base game collectibles. Every collectible has equivalent chance to spawn as they should: common spawns the most often, uncommon spawns less often, rare spawns rarely, and extraordinarily unusual spawns very rarely -- this mod does not make you find rare collectibles more easily.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    I just opened my game to take a family pic now that Josie has joined the family. While I was there I checked and Josie is a genie :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi That giraffe and ladybug painting is darling. ...Great shots of Jason with the will-o-wisps. ...Welcome to the world, Josie! Great name for Josh and Jason's daughter. And nice combo of traits too. ...A clone of Josh, and Jason's skin tone. Very cool. ...Love the new family photo.

    ...And that's so exciting that you got a little Genie girl! I was hoping you'd be able to have that experience. I believe their powers start showing up as children. Lots of fun. :)

    I have two Genies born in game. The first is Carlson Heath. He was born to freed lamp Genie Brandon and Imaginary Friend Angel.

    And my other born in-game Genie is Faith Faraz, daughter of Genie Emad and Human Bebhinn. Here, Faith ensorcels her IF Paladin.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    @lanlyn Thanks for the lovely comments :)
    I'd forgotten that Faith was a genie! I hope Josie doesn't want to ensorcel her school friends! :D Jason has rolled a few wishes to ensorcel sims he meets but have never given him that wish. I should try it once to see what it does.
    Carlson's hair is a great colour! I'm guessing he got that from his IF parent.
    I think your Emad was the first genie I saw that made me think they could be sexy :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi Yes, Carlson's hair came from his IF mother. The ensorcel power is interesting. One thing I learned though is that the ensorceled sim might not be able to go back to their former life after the spell wears off. Make sure they don't have minors or pets dependent on them. Not clear on this, but I do remember that with my first genie I had to fix a broken home after ensorceling a single mother. :s
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    @lanlyn Oh! That's not something I want to do! I will be very careful if I try it then.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Josh got Josie up and ready for the day :)
    Jason was the only one to wish to use the stroller although both rolled wishes to buy one.
    Jason's waking wish was to use the Gyroscopic Conductor. Josh's was to teach Josie how to talk. Ian and Paul both had fishing wishes locked in.
    The bed appeared in Jason's queue several times while Josh was teaching Josie how to talk. He gave up eventually and went to a mirror instead :D
    Jason finished off Josie's potty training :)
    I heard giggling and quickly zoomed in on Josh, Ian and Paul who had been chatting. Paul was getting frisky with Ian :D
    It led to the hot tub and wishes to make out were rolled so I helped the boys out :) I need to find a mod that makes making out in the hot tub autonomous ... then again, I might regret it ;)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 45,415 Member
    Jason finally had his way with Josh and Josie was left to her own devices :D
    I sent the family to Moonlit Stroll Park (I think that's the name). I placed a dollhouse and spring rider before they got there.
    Paul had a wish to meet someone new so I was glad there was a kid he didn't know there :)
    It's quite obvious that I haven't bothered dressing sims on their birthdays in this save :D :D :D
    Josh put Josie on the spring rider :)
    Yes! I love it when the kids don't want to get off :)
    Boy with the ponytails photobombed :#
    I just missed it but this elder was harrassing Jason with his cane!
    I sent the family home in time for dinner. Jason played with Josie before he fed her :)
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