Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's (Almost) Showtime

The release of Showtime is right around the corner. The Sims 3 site will be down for maintenance for several hours tomorrow while they make the changes to "My Page."  A patch may be released tomorrow which means I'll be mod-less until Twallan releases updates. He's usually pretty quick about the updates, though.

I know the Simport feature is controversial, but I plan to try it out. I also plan to work on the achievements. I am really concerned how these new features coupled with mods is going to affect the stability of my game, so I am thinking I will probably run the game without mods for a few weeks.  Twallan has also released a new phase of his Story Progression mod, so I'm going to have to test that out first before I can play my Mega Maxis save with it. I'm thinking I'll be able to resume posting in mid-to-late April. Gosh darn it, I'm going to finish Sunset Valley!

I've also been meaning to ask you guys this: When I finish Round 1 of Sunset Valley, would you rather I continue with Round 2 in SV or should I move on to Riverview? It's taken me over a year to get through Sunset Valley. It's true I had a lot of long breaks in between, but I'm thinking at this rate it could be like seven years before I get to Round 2. Should I just play this hood out completely and then move on to Riverview or should Round 1 be a full rotation of all the hoods? Please post your opinion in the comments.

Finally, if anyone is interested in Simporting with me (why does that sound so wrong?), feel free to send me a friend request on The Sims 3 site.  (Remember the site will be down for several hours tomorrow starting at 8 AM PST).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Round 1--Ursine 1: He's Just Not That Into You

Author’s Note: EA recently released the new store neighborhood, Lunar Lakes. When EA comes out with a new hood it makes me nostalgic for my Mega Maxis blog. This draft has been sitting on my hard drive for several weeks now, so I thought I’d blow off the dust and finish it up. I started writing this not long after the 1.29 patch came out, so I know the fixed babies is old news. Anyway, here it is….

Me: Hey, Claire! Wow, it's true. EA really did fix the baby heads. Tracey looks adorable.

Claire: Um, who is Tracey? My daughter's name is Emily.

Me: Oh, you're right, my bad. I confused her with someone else.

Claire: I am just about to put her down for her nap. One of the neighborhood teens is going to watch her while I go work out at the gym.

Me: Trying to lose the baby weight?

Claire: Yes, and I've been noticing this really cute guy at the gym lately. I think he might be interested in me.

Me: Careful, Claire. You don't want to repeat the mistake you made with Jared.

Claire: I won't. Things moved way too fast with Jared. I'm going to take it slow.

Claire: *excitedly* He's here! He's the one in the long blue pants on the weights machine.

Me: You mean, Dave Ramsey? My, you have a thing for the redheads, don't you?

Claire: Well, I am one myself, aren't I?

Me: True.

Claire: Hey, Dave. That was a great game last night. Congrats on scoring the winning point.

Dave:  Thanks, I am pretty stoked about it.

Claire:  I haven't missed a single game on tv this season

Dave: Aw, television doesn't really do the game justice. You've got to come down to the stadium and watch the next one.

Claire: I would love to, but I have a baby girl at home.

Dave: You should bring her to the game.

Claire: I think a crying baby might annoy your other fans.

Dave: Not a problem. I can get you a seat in one of the VIP sky boxes. It'll just be you and the baby.

Claire: Wow! You'd do that for me?

Dave: Anything for a fan.

Claire: Wow, Dave, that is so generous of you. You have to let me make it up to you. How about I make you dinner?

Dave: Um-

Claire: Oh, silly me. Your wife or girlfriend must be waiting for you at home.

Dave: No, it's not that. I just don't want you to go out of your way, that's all.

Claire: I'm not going out of my way.  I have to eat anyway, right?

Dave: I guess you're right.

Me: Claire...

Claire: Is the salad ok?

Dave: Yes, it's fine.

Claire: Well, eat up. You don't want to miss dessert.

Dave: Um, dessert?

Claire: Yes, birthday cake. For my daughter.

Me: Happy birthday, Tra--er--Emily!

 Claire: Gee, Dave, I didn't realize it was so late. I can't in good conscience let you drive back home tonight. Why don't you stay over?

Me: Claire, you invited him to your house for your daughter's birthday, and you asked him to stay the night. I thought you were going to take it slow!

Claire: I was, but I just can't help myself. He's so cute, and he's a professional athlete which means he's in good shape and will probably make a lot of money. Where is he anyway?

Me: He decided to sleep in the guest room.

Claire: Wow, he's such a gentleman.

Me: He's either or a gentleman or...

Claire: Or what?

Me: Or he's just not that into you. Try to calm down. I don't want to see you get hurt again. I'll see you next round.


Fiona is moving on, but I would have sworn Eugene was already dating someone.


Wait! Did Katrina and Pablo break up?

The only people Pablo can stay committed to are his fellow gigolos.

Chuck is the guy that Jennifer went out with. I guess she can definitely cross him off her list now. Chuck is married with a child.

Sweet… Mortimer has a baby sister!

Marriage #2 for Tamara. Where in the world did Floyd come from?

I hope this one sticks for Stiles.

What??? Ladies of Sunset Valley,Y U NO LIKE STILES McGRAW?????

Better luck next time, Stiles.

The lot of Madison VanWatson is up next. Stay tuned…