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Rebuilding Worlds Vol. 2


  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    edited June 2022
    Well, it's been a long time since I've posted. I've been busy at work, and I've been trying to complete a Boolprop Challenge before I lose interest in it :) But I have one more update to do before I need to play more on this challenge. I was waiting until Wedding Stories came on sale, missed getting it, then waiting again, and now debating whether to wait until the new EP comes out and get a bundle with it, WS and a SP (not sure which one yet).

    Rebuilding Brindleton Bay 4.09
    Emerson's room got a bit of a makeover.

    Then it was time for Emerson's friends to age up. Aidan (Beatrice), Hudson (Olivia), Tyson (Nellie).

    A few cousins had babies: Kailee had Sigrid, Michaela had Dylan, and Daphne had Rohan. They're all cuties :smiley:

    The teens getting ready for their holiday to Mt Komorebi. Since Emerson's aspiration is the extreme sports one, he has to get a lot of climbing, skiing and snowboarding in :)

    Final family portrait for the generation.

    And off to Mt Komorebi! Lots of snow fun for everyone although Emerson enjoyed it the best - even if he did fall down a few times :lol:

    After that hard day on the slopes, the family went to the Onsen House for a reviving soak. And while they were there, Emerson got his first crush on a lovely girl named Rose Cruz. He looks rather stunned by her :lol:

    Going on a nice spirit walk with the family. Mabel's gloomy trait makes a rare appearance but she soon cheered up. Emerson tried catching a spirit but failed :(

    The next day was the kids festival in town, so despite the fact none of them were children any more, they all went. Emerson met up with Rose again beforehand and when they went to the festival, they exchanged phone numbers :) I'm pretty sure they kissed as well but I don't seem to have a picture of that :(
    Sometime during the holiday, Xavier - the oldest cousin in gen 3 - passed away. I couldn't find his urn though. Miranda called Mabel to ask her about having another baby - of course Mabel said go for it! But when she met up with Miranda, she wasn't pregnant so I cheated :) Cousins Mayra, Olivia and Audrey are also pregnant, so there's likely to be four babies in the next update. I'll probably be able to get up to Peyton's YA birthday as well.
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  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    Around this time in the game, I also created a retirement home in Brindleton Bay for the elders in the family. If I remember correctly, I got rid of the bowling alley and put it in there, so it's near Mabel's home at the moment. There were seven elders (Luna died before I built the home) - Lyric (with 10 days left), Lark (21), Kit (4) & Violet (15), Dove (43) & Holly (6), and Rylie (13, Xavier's wife).

    Front view

    Ground floor - kitchen/dining room. First floor - recreation room.

    Four rooms for single elders, with little patios out the side.

    Three rooms for couples.

    Garden out the back.

    This will help keep track of the elders, plus free up some space in the other houses.
  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    Well, the new trailer for the EP has decided me - I’ll have to get Wedding Stories soon so I can get Emerson married and raise his kids up to teen to try out the new pack :). Should be able to get back to the challenge by the end of next week (haven’t done as much playing as I’d hoped this week), get through the week I need before he ages to YA, and then get him married! And get the next kitten for him to take to the new house with him 🤣
  • carlimactcarlimact Posts: 746 Member
    I love your retirement home, the garden especially.
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    I have to thank the story progression that ea has my generation 4 has exploded four of my generation 3 kids have had multiples and three have only one child. Angel and Katelyn had a baby girl that they named Fallon.
    52195623137_49c29d51df_k.jpgAngle&Katelyn by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Princeton and Catalina had a baby boy that they named Kameron.
    52196647983_38146f1d6b_k.jpgPrincton&Catalina by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Kory and Athena had twins, Rylee and Corbin.
    52195623112_4e55abcffa_k.jpgKory&Athena by Savannah To, on Flickr
    John and Ari had triplets, Kamila, and Allie who looked identical, and Zane.
    52196631126_010d8f7065_k.jpgJohn&Ari by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Azealia and Tyler had twin boys, Holden and Thomas.
    52196648008_2598307f4c_k.jpgAzealia&Tyler by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Ethan and Kristopher's surrogate had given birth to quadruplets, Kent, Mariana, Clay, and Garrison.
    Matthew and Holly just found out they were expecting and as for Maggie and Salim they are taking things slowly.
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    @MayaRose1138 - I think there is currently a sale right now for the packs but I am weak and just picked up the Werewolf pack recently. Haven't quite had a chance to play with it just yet but I am hoping to soon!

    Emerson and the gang look like they definitely had a good time at Mt. Komorebi. Good thing they were able to relax after getting use to the slopes :lol: Rose and Emerson definitely make a cute match, can't wait to see how thing unfolde between the pair. The retirement home is such a great idea! Espeically with the amount of elders running around.

    @Army008 - Fallon is such a cutie but I really love Kameron's bright green eyes too. So many kiddos wow!
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    @OJenn yes too many lol so I went in and deactivated the families from having babies or adopting kids.
  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    edited July 2022
    OJenn wrote: »
    @MayaRose1138 - I think there is currently a sale right now for the packs but I am weak and just picked up the Werewolf pack recently. Haven't quite had a chance to play with it just yet but I am hoping to soon!

    Emerson and the gang look like they definitely had a good time at Mt. Komorebi. Good thing they were able to relax after getting use to the slopes :lol: Rose and Emerson definitely make a cute match, can't wait to see how thing unfolde between the pair. The retirement home is such a great idea! Espeically with the amount of elders running around.

    There is a sale and I went and bought Wedding stories and the Decor kit 😏. I’ve just swapped back to this challenge after finishing the Boolprop challenge, and had to get used to everyone again. And boy, was it a dramatic re-introduction - let’s just say that this will be a Winterfest none of them will forget in a hurry! I think I was very lucky not to lose two sims during that party 😳.

    Emerson and Rose are so cute! I really want a red-headed heir this time round! And now that I have wedding stories, I’ll be able to give them a good wedding... I hope 🤞. The retirement home came about because there were getting to be a few elders I needed to keep track of, especially if I wanted to collect the urns, so I decided to put them all in one place. This will get harder to do as the generations expand.

    @Army008 - wow, there’s some cute kids in the family. By the sounds of it, Matthew picked Holly, who was my gen 3 spouse too, so I’m looking forward to seeing the kids from that match up! I’ve found that with MCCC, I can set the families to have no more than 3 kids, especially if I take off Neighbourhood Stories from those households too. In fact, I’ve set NS so that the only kids families in the game can have come from MCCC. So most of the cousins only have about two kids each, which has kept the family from expanding too much. It’ll be interesting to see how many relations will be running around by gen 10 🤣. Mabel has 14 cousins in her generation, and Emerson has 11 in his generation so far.
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    I have a question where do you guys keep all your photos like do you guys use flikr or do you store them somewhere else.
  • carlimactcarlimact Posts: 746 Member
    I use tumblr
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    Another update, Matthew and Holly had a little named Damien and he is the cutest little guy ever, unfortunately, I only got one photo of him as a toddler, and it was of him taking a nap on a chair. Holly had a hard time getting pregnant a second time and halfway through Damien being a child, she found out she was pregnant.
    52210023221_7f6eb86d57_k.jpg07-08-22_9-34-16 PM by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210293854_00941593db_k.jpgMatthew&Holly by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Maggie and Salim still don't have a child, Ethan and Kristopher's quadruplets aged up along with the rest of the gen. 4 cousins and I must say gen 4 has some cute kiddos.
    52210020251_64b97e4ed9_k.jpgEthan&Kristopher by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210042568_6699e19e6d_k.jpgAngel&Katelyn by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210042558_12d32ec55d_k.jpgAzelia&Tyler by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210505630_fbc5a1e5e5_k.jpgJohn&Ari by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210042533_4e0f30bf09_k.jpgKory&Athena by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210505615_9ae6d1894f_k.jpgPrinceton&Catalina by Savannah To, on Flickr
    Holly went into labor and it was a long and hard labor. I love the pandasma realistic birth mod it makes the births so much better.
    52210045393_3dbe4be492_k.jpg07-07-22_6-01-28 PM by Savannah To, on Flickr
    52210297029_a92e86180a_k.jpg07-07-22_5-59-55 PM by Savannah To, on Flickr
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    @Army008 - I have a separate harddrive where I store all my pictures now but I try and trim down a lot of what I have so things don't get too crowded. I love that realistic pregnancy mod ♥ I might have to try it out.

  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    The High School Pack is looking pretty good; it's going to be interesting for those of us who have multiple teenagers :lol: I don't think it would go too well when one of the adult sims has an active career like Mabel has at the moment. But that will work out for Emerson's generation because he'll have a rabbit-hole career :)

    @Army008 - wow, they are a bunch of cute children! Damien looks cute, and he has Holly's eyes - none of gen 4 got Holly's eyes in my game but most got her blonde hair!! Which floorplan did you use? I used plan A for mine.

    Regarding pics, I've been using Wordpress for my pics but I'm nearly at 90% and I don't know whether I can create another account there or not. Imgur has been recommended as an alternative place for pic storage.
  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    Rebuilding Brindleton Bay Gen 4.10

    I'm going to see if I can put this under a spoiler tag...
    We pick things back up when the cousins homework club gets together. Doing this on a Monday afternoon means plenty of help for getting those projects done. In the second pic, Tyson appears to have the expression "why are you making me do this?". In the third pic, Adrienne just seems bored.

    That night, Rose called Emerson for a date at the Von Haunt Estate. No ghosts were seen but they ended the date by 'going steady' :love:

    Arthur and Miranda's son Sebastian aged into a child. Since Arthur was a contender for heir, I'm interested to see how his kids would have turned out.

    Raiden's son Scott became a teen. He was the youngest of the gen 4 cousins at the time.

    Mabel finally gets to perform a surgery! Moira Fyres was the unsuspecting victim - I mean, patient - and although things may not have gone according to plan, she was able to walk out of there a much healthier person :lol:

    Then it was time for Winterfest again! Oakley knitted Emerson some socks for her aspiration, and then the family decorated the tree before opening some present.

    Mabel also managed to encourage Apollo to breed with Waffle so now a kitten is on the way. Oakley's doing a "react to cute moment" action :lol:

    Then it was time to invite the family over. Great-grandma Lyric, grandparents Dove and Holly, various other relations Beatrice & Hugh, Arthur, Miranda and Sebastian, Nellie and Tyson, and great-aunt Lark were invited. (Aiden couldn't be invited because apparently Mabel doesn't know him????)

    Mabel was able to tell Miranda that she was having a baby girl!

    This is where things started going wrong. Cohen decided to cook something and set himself alight! Fortunately, all his family were able to come to the rescue.

    At the same time, it appeared that Nellie had fainted, except it was much worse than that :flushed: Fortunately, with Mabel being a doctor, Nellie recovered from her episode and was able to keep participating.

    Emerson invited Rose over to exchange gifts.

    Then the teens were invited out to a nightclub by Tyson, so away they went and took Rose with them; most of the club members ended up being there. (I didn't know that Father Winter would visit wherever your sims were that night!!)

    The next day it was Peyton's YA birthday! She gained the trait Romantic and is now in the Culinary career. Once the goodbyes were said, she moved into the gen 1 home with Ramon, who was on his own once Lyric and Lark had moved into the retirement home.
    So, Nellie actually died during the party!!! I'm assuming it was of laughter, I don't know what other reason it would be. Fortunately, Mabel was able to plead with Grim and it worked!! Apollo was not too pleased about this intruder in his home though :lol:

    Two of the cousins had babies during this update: Mayra had Paris, and Audrey had Elliana.
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    @OJenn I think gen 4 is my favorite generation so far with looks, I love the mod she is working on a water birth one for it.
    @MayaRose1138 I agree the new pack looks good I'm excited about it, especially now that our teens will have more things to do. I love Holly's eyes for the floor plan I used B.
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    Have you guys seen this, is this new? Both of my sims have it and they were both happy before I thought:neutral:

  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    OJenn wrote: »
    Have you guys seen this, is this new? Both of my sims have it and they were both happy before I thought:neutral:
    That’s part of the new patch, I think - wants and fears. I’m not updating my game just yet because of the issues with aging. The size of the Emerson family in my game, it would take forever to sort out if everyone suddenly aged up!
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    edited July 2022
    Yeaaaaah I updated my save is a mess so I am working on repairing the damage. I think I got too excited to play with the new patch :# I've removed all my mods but its still just chaos lol. I think I repair my game I have black plumbobs and things are a mess :(

    Wish me luck!
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  • MayaRose1138MayaRose1138 Posts: 1,697 Member
    Good luck @OJenn ! That was what I was afraid would happen to my game so I’ve been playing offline this weekend. Well, building, actually - I now have the shells for gen 6, 7 and 8 houses 🤣. Hopefully by next weekend they’ll have a fix and I’ll be able to update! I’m leaving off buying HS until I get the first teen of gen 5.
  • tipsycowplanttipsycowplant Posts: 1,754 Member
    Hey ya'll popping in to say hi and @OJenn I got too excited to play after the patch too :sweat_smile: I'm transferring over to a new clean save cause that seemed easier than trying to do damage control. I was so excited to finally play with the Greenes again cause I have a teen and two kids who will age up into teens soon...and now I've spent like 2 days getting the new save set up instead of playing :lol: I'm building a new community lot for Evergreen Harbor (industrial-hipster coffee shop that will probably be a restaurant instead of a cafe cause i prefer the gameplay of restaurants lol), and I'm building my own high school/auditorium for Copperdale! The auditorium is finished, and the high school is almost finished!! It's so big and full of activities -- I love it, but I definitely need to playtest it, because it's already a bit laggy in the manage worlds build mode :grimace: I'll hopefully have an update to post soon, but until then, I have been posting on tumblr again lately. I did the teen-a-day CAS challenge where I made 28 teen sims in anticipation of the new pack (well, I was supposed to make 28 but I actually made 26, close enough lol). I'm going to add them to my new Rebuild save, but first I want to give them all families and give everyone relationships/careers/after-school activities/skills/etc. So far I have two families done, and I'm already so attached to them...they're only supposed to be NPCs, I shouldn't be putting in this much effort :lol: Anyway yeah if I don't post here and you want to see what I'm up to, check over on tumblr -
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    Reporting back in! The good news is I was able to save everything and my sims and builds are intact!! I am so relieved you guys ♥ I used the repair game feature and it fixed the plumbob issue. Hey @tipsycowplant I've missed yoooooou just followed to keep up with your gameplay. I haven't posted on Tumblr in ages but I might start back up again.
  • Army008Army008 Posts: 141 Member
    I have updated my game but I've been too scared to play my family because I didn't want them all to age up, so I have been playing with a new save file till they get that fixed.
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    omg now I can't save my game, apparently, there is another bug, how are you doing with your saves right now?
  • tipsycowplanttipsycowplant Posts: 1,754 Member
    @OJenn My game has been fine since the hotfix as far as I can tell. Sorry to hear you're having that bug - it scares me the most tbh :flushed: Do you still use MCCC? The last time that bug was rampant, some people were using MCCC autosave as a workaround - it might be worth a try? Or if you already use autosave, you could try turning it off to see if it's causing/contributing to the problem. MCCC broke after the hotfix again btw, but deaderpool has updated it so you might need to re-download.
  • OJennOJenn Posts: 8,391 Member
    I think I have mostly resolved things now and it looks like the hotfix definitely helped, I was afraid to open my game for a while there. Fingers crossed everything is mostly fixed :D
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