August 3, 2017

Back to University and Graduation


After I completed my second term, I decided to take a heavier load for my third term and a lighter load in my final term.  So for my third term I took a full load of courses with 18 credits and my final term I took 2 courses for 6 credits and graduated with an "A" average.

A lot happened in those 3 terms.  I was almost got killed by a meteor.  That was kind of scary.



I maxed out athletic.  It was a lot of hard work and sweat, but it seems that "The Man" was right about my athletic ability.



I also maxed out Martial Arts.  That brain enhancement machine the campus uses is great.



I have been searching the galaxy, finding ALL 20 Celestial Discoveries.....  (Trying to do this lead to my almost death by meteor.) This let me complete the first 3 logic skill challenges.  (I don't know if will be able to complete the rest of the requirements for the Skilling Objects, we will see.)



My Graduation Ending Stats:

Athletic Level 10
Science Level 2
Handiness Level 2
Logic Level 9
Writing Level 9
Martial Arts Level 10

Fertility Treatment
No Bills Ever (Which will be helpful for my family until I pass away)
Fast Learner (I got this to try to help my Logic Skill)

$104942
Reduced to $10494 (The Mob took a lot of my money upon arriving home but it did help out to have those bonus).

Check out my house I built with my funds:


I also got some books for future generations to learn from.  Got all 3 gardening books (2 in consignment), I also found book 1 of martial arts in Consignment.  Then I bought most all of the toddler books, I am missing a few of the more expensive ones.

I also went and got my job in the Professional Sports career path and I am already at level 4.  I can not wait to see what my new future in this apocalyptic world brings.

August 2, 2017

Starting University

Heading Off to University



I thought at first "The Man" had missed the mark when sending me back, I was on a dry sandy piece of land.  But while exploring the land myself and future family would call home, the Llama Mascot came with my University Welcome basket.  I knew from my information that this would include an aptitude test that all future students would have to take.

Have no real skills or experience I was not given any bonus credits nor was awarded a scholarship, but that was OK, I was going to University to learn.

Upon arriving at my dorm, my mind went straight to the TV, it was time to see if "The Man" gave me correct information about this athleticism.



After my first ever workout it was time for the Meet and Greet.  I was able to get some information about my course curriculum and class schedule at this time.  After meeting a few people around Meet and Greet, I headed over to the admin building to collect my "Extra Funds".  I find it nice that this school rewards hard work and good grades.

Though I did not have class until noon, I knew I would need a good nights rest, so I headed to the dorm and got some sleep.  This just seems like a busy first day.  I wonder if all Universities are this busy its first day.

With having already cleared the first few athletic skill points, I was able to start jogging to class each morning.  Yes, I think "The Man" was correct, I really do like these athletic activities.  After my first class, I noticed that the Stadium was offering discounted athletic classes today so I decided to sign up for one and learn other forms of athletics.  This pretty much summed up my first term at University.  Class work, Working out and trying to collect my "Extra Funds" for my hard work.

I did not remember until Thursday that I can find jobs on the board outside.  So I only ended up taking one job this term.  But I did remember to use the brain enhancement machine to work on my writing skill.  I did well this first term.  I completed 6 credits and got an "A" grade and came home with 25K.

Skills Leveled:
  Athletic Level 7
  Logic Level 3
  Writing Level 5



I also had enough reward points to purchase the fertility treatment reward.

I really can not wait to see what term 2 brings my way.

Welcome to the Apocalypse


My name is Sophia Speranza and this is the first time I have been outside of the facility I was "created" in.  Truth is the only thing I know about myself is the things that were told to me in the office this morning.  They told me that I was a Slob, Athletic, Brave, Ambitious and Exciteable.  They also told me I was chosen as a Tier 1 candidate able to chose from Athletic, Architect and Business.  I asked if "I could think on it a little while".  They agreed that I had until the end of the information give to me to figure it all out.

The man is charge, I never got his name, told me they had worked out a few deals to make my life easier but not all of it would.  If I landed when they were aiming I should land in Lucky Palms pre-apocalypse with enough time to get a University degree.  I was explained about the traits and how if able I could choose 1 trait for each child.  But all of this came at a price.  I was tier 1, meaning I could only choose my given career from those listed earlier.

The governing cartel is evil, meaning if we lose our job we can NOT get another.  I will also only be able to marry humans (Supposedly I am a WITCH), and only those in my direct bloodline can clear a career path.

Of course there was also a decreased lifespan for elders, and once dead tombstones can not be moved off the lot (Seems graveyards were overused before the apocalypse).  Last but not least there are no "Cell Phones" (not sure that I know what that is).  I will have to buy a land line and can only use that the whole time.

At this point I chose to have my unique blue hair be a requirement for each generation heir.  I want to see it move on.

I was finally asked what my choice of career was since we only had about 5 minutes until I was going to be going through the time machine to the past.  I decided with the Athletic Trait and being able to go to University Athletic would be a good first clear for me.

So that is my story of how I ended up here in Lucky Palms, just weeks before the Apocalypse is to start.

January 26, 2017

The Sims 4 Vampire Legacy Challenge

A Sims 4 Vampire Legacy???


So I do not know how this will all work out but I am going to attempt it.  I am for the most part following the rules and regulations of The Sims 4 Legacy Challenge set forth by Pinstar and The Sims Legacy Challenge Website.

If you do not know the basic rules of a Legacy Challenge your goal is to get a family of sims to survive for 10 generations.  I have never made it that far but it seems that others have so we are going to be attempting it with the new Sims 4 Vampires but I am adding a new twist to what my goals are with the new Vampires.

With the new Sims 4 Vampires the only way to really kill your Vampire sim is to have them burn in the sun.  Since I am not planning to have my founder die my goal is to keep my founder alive for all 10 generations.  She will be able to watch her heirs have a family and grow but she will never leave this is her home and she does not want to leave it but in order for family members to keep using her already well built lifestyle (OK, she has to build it) they must live on her land.

So the rule is that the founder will stay on the land forever, unless I accidentally kill her (which I will take as a failure to  complete the legacy as my new rule is she must see the 10th generations be born to).

Rules of Succession:

Matriarchy: The Founder must be female. Only girls are eligible to be named heir unless there are no female children, at which point boys become eligible for that generation.

With this I do not have to move in a spouse so our founder would not really be taking up to much extra room.  If the current heiress wants to have 6 kids she can.

Strict Traditional : To be eligible to be named heir, a child must be naturally born from their previous-generation parents and be able to trace an unbroken bloodline back to the founder. Adopted children may never be named heir.

Yep our founder wants to blood line to continue.  Sims are allow to adopt but that adoption can not be the heir/heiress.

First Born: The oldest, by order of joining the family, eligible living child is named heir.

The oldest is the best option, but I may change this to Democracy if I have enough readers and commenters.  Want to a say in how this story goes leave comments down below after each post.  Though I am a few days a head of each post I will not be so far ahead that voting can not take place.

Tolerant – The species of the child has no impact on their eligibility for heir status

Though I may try to keep all heirs Vampires and when someone is chosen to take over the previous heir will move out I am open to Alien and Human Heirs.  The founder is very open to what comes and goes from her family.

An Extra Challenge

Ok, so now that you know my rules of the challenge, I am also going to be working on an extra challenge for this game. I want to see my founder Vampire complete every possible aspiration (minus the City Living) during the 10 generations.  I do know how that will work or even if it is possible but I am going to try for it.  I have plenty of time to work many of different jobs and even work on the other things needed to complete an aspiration.

So let me know if you are playing a Sims 4 Vampire Legacy and if so how is it going?  Are you finding it harder than normal?

February 3, 2016

Dream - University Term 2

With the return to his home lot Ash knew, he still had a lot of work to do before his graduation.  And going back to school was indeed his next step.  So to see if he earned any additional money towards scholarship.


With the aptitude out of the way it is time to enroll in our second term at University.  There were no new scholarships and no extra credits this term.  Again so that we can spend more time skill building Ash is only going to take 1 class.


With the enrollment processed Ash is on his way back to Campus for another term at the University.

When back at University Ash is ready to get started but first he needs to look at his class schedule to see what kind of hardship he is going to be going through this term.


It seems he lucked out again, though is Monday/Wednesday/Friday is at 8 am his other two are at 4 pm giving him plenty to time to study and skill build.  This will most likely be the final term Ash only takes 1 class so he plans to make the best of it.

Like last term Ash is back to working on his Logic Skill Building.  He has found this is a great way to have fun and if he has a friend to play with even get his social up.


If the trip down all those stairs to the chess game is too much, Ash has found meeting people at the University Meet & Greet is another great social raising event.


And no term on campus with these cooks is complete without 1 fire to make it more eventful.


There was no payout for the fire for insurance and the grill was still usable.  Then again maybe Ash thought too soon... It seems the students in this dorm really can not cook as they have set the grill on fire again.


This time around there is an insurance payout, not enough to replace (45) the grill so the sims are going to have to eat a lot of salad now.


Ash decided that with such a small payout he was not dealing with the stress of another two fires in 1 night while he was trying to sleep, so pocketing the money was just going to happen this time around.


MONDAY

After last terms Brain Enhancement failure, Ash was careful about trying the machine this time around.  But the need for skills was too important for him to miss another term of not using the brain machine.


It seems that the college got the machine working good again and hopefully there are no more mishaps this term.  Needing some more handiness that is what Ash is going for again, in term 1 he got 1 Skill from the Brain Machine.


And this new skill brings his running total of Handiness Skill Points to Level 4 (2 from the brain machine).

Tuesday

Of course another term does not mean that Ash can get lazy with his workouts so off to the Chin Up Bar, Ash goes.  The law on Athletic and Elders is a very important law and Ash wants to make sure that it has no effect on him.


With enough time on that Chin Up Bar, Ash has worked himself up another level of Athletic Skill Points bringing his total to Level 6.


With a great workout completed to start his day, Ash is in a good enough of a mood to even get some study time in before his class today.


With the hard work in personal study sessions and in class, Ash knows he will ace the final this term but that does not mean he gets to slack off.  Time to get ready for his class.

It really sucks having class out in the snow but there is not much Ash can do about it but go to class and work just as hard outside as he does inside to get the grade he really wants to get this term.


After class, Ash has realized he has not spent much time hanging out with room mates these last two days, so knowing he needs to raise his social he asks one of the girls (sorry forgot her name) to join him for a friendly game of chess.


Even with dirty clothes all over the floor nothing is going to distract Ash from winning this game of chess.  It even raised his logic skill point.


With little time before bed, Ash knew it was time to fight his demons and go and visit the Brain machine to get the next skill point in Handiness.


Bringing Handiness to Level 5 (3 points from the brain machine).

WEDNESDAY

It seems besides getting a late start to the day not much really happened Wednesday.  Barely making to to class before the doors locked was lucky for Ash but he decided to get an earlier start on the Brain Machine.


Of course wanting to earn the max skill points the laws will allow from the Brain Machine Ash continues to work on his Handiness skill.


This brings Ash to level 6 handiness (4 from the Brain Machine only 1 more point can be earned from the brain machine in the Handiness skill.)

THURSDAY

Another day where Ash does not have an early class and he is not going to waste it away by just studying and playing chess he needs to work some more on his muscles so first he needs to get a good work out in.


Yep, more chin ups, Ash is really beginning to master the art of a perfect chin up.


He was even able to pull off another Skill Level in the athletic category.  He is really able to see the results now.  Not that Ash does not know of other ways to raise his Athletic skill, he just really likes that chin up bar.  Of course there is always the kicky ball he got from the meet and greet.


Not as quick at building but it is fun at the same time.

Of course all this fun has to come to an end when it is time for Ash to head to class.  Of course is it just me or is Ash the only student attending this lecture?


Yep it looks like no other students came to lecture today, though someone is trying to do a radio broadcast in the middle of the room.

After class, Ash went on back to the dorm to earn his 5th and final point in Handiness from the Brain Machine.


Final total Handiness Level 7 (5 points from the brain machine).

FRIDAY

Well the last day of the term has arrived and with that comes final exams.  These government teachers want to make sure you are not wasting there money so exam time it is.


It seems that the teachers will have no problem from Ash wit yet another A grade.  Then again maybe Ash thought too soon.


After class Ash is in need of some Social and Fun times, so off to his new favorite hobby (besides the Chin Up Bar).  It seems there was even a room mate around to play a game with.


After a friendly game of chess, Ash is going back to the Brain Machine for another Skill point, but since he has used all of his allowance of Handiness points it is time for another skill choice.


With a lot of thought in the matter Ash has chosen to get some skill levels in Writing next.  He knows he will need a way to make some money later on and writing will earn some coins a little at a time.



SATURDAY

Well it seems that Ash had another very successful term


It seems that leading up to the report card arrival Ash had been playing chess again with just enough time to get yet another skill point.


With that it was just about time for Ash to head home.  

Starting: 8108
University Scholarship: +1000
University Tuition: -600
Insurance: +45
Mob Payout: -700

Ending Total: 7,853

February 2, 2016

Dream - University Term 1

So it is official, Ash Dream and his future family are being used to make sure that there is a happy future for all Sims.  He has been moved into Lunar Lakes with only §8308.  And he is expected to make something on this chunk of land to show that the bad times are not the end.  He feels kind of "Hopeless" living like this, but it is something he is going to have to get used to.

The only good thing is that the government has given Ash permission to go to University at a small University they have set up not far from his new home on Lunar Lakes, so knowing he is going to need some skills Ash quickly decides to enroll in University to get himself a little bit of a head start on his career.


After taking the aptitude test that the government gave to help place Sims in their study Ash is ready enroll and grow into the roll he was chosen for.



With a §1000 scholarship and 6 credits already in the Technology degree path Ash is sure that going to University to Study Technology and earn a career in the Military field is a good thing for him.


Though, I love the set up that was given for our dorm there is one thing that I do change upon moving in.  I moved out the bunk beds in the room next to the Bathroom.  This will give my sim a single room.  Less chance of footing paths in the morning before class if you are the only person in the room.


Though Ash is not really ready for classes to start he has already received his class schedule for this first term.  Though it looks hard it does not look as bad as it could be.  All of his classes begin at 4pm giving him plenty of time to sleep if he ends up getting woken up multiple times through out the night.  Yes, those fires that room mates set force you to get out of bed disturbing your sleep.


To help himself towards his Lifetime Want Ash gets started learning the Logic skill before he is called away to the University Meet and Greet.


Where Ash has decided to continue to work on his Logic skill while also raising his Social needs.  These two games of Chess have given Ash enough practice to receive Logic Skill 1.


With only 9 more Logic Skill points to go Ash is feeling good about this first day of school.  Even though it was just meeting people you will see around campus it was a productive day, but there is still some time left of the day and Ash needs to make it worth his while for the future.


Yep, Ash needs to use the Brain Enhancement Machine while he has access to one to help both with is career future as well as his Lifetime Want.  So sitting down before bed to get a Handiness skill seems like a very good idea before going to bed.


Of course the Machine worked like a charm giving Ash his first skill point in Handiness.  After getting his first skill point in Handiness from the Brain Enhancement Machine Ash knows it is time to get some sleep before he is off to class tomorrow.

MONDAY

Well it is a new day for Ash and since he does not have a class until 4pm, he is going to get a workout in on that Chin Up bar that was given to us from the government and since later in life if I want to be able to leave the lot as an elder I will need to get to 10 skill points in Athletic so it is off the the Chin Up bar to get the first of many upcoming workouts out of the way.


It was hard work, but is seems to have paid off for Ash as he has reached his first Skill Level in the Athletic career.


Continuing to workout until he has even completed Skill Level 2 of the athletic skill.


Even though Athletic will be important later on, Ash is here to earn a degree and the Athletic skill point is not needed for his degree so after finishing a workout it is back to the grind of working on his skill points and with all of his room mates off to class he is on his own to play chess again.


And it seems that all the hard work on learning things for his degree is paying off as his professor has noticed the hard work and even complemented him on the hard work.


Yep, he will be keeping up with his grades, he needs the good grades to prove the government wrong about the way society is and that it will never change.  They still have a long ways to go but they are on a roll towards getting there.

At the end of the day, Ash was ready to test the Brain Enhancement Machine another time.


But it seems that only one time was allowed with this machine as Ash is now a little on the Singed side of life.  Well it is going to be an interesting term since this is going to be how he looks until the end of term.

TUESDAY

With a new day comes another morning workout.  And though he is a little Singed, Ash is not going to let that stop him from doing what he needs to do, so off to the chin up bar to get in a good workout before class today.


Yep this experience is all about hard work and Ash is going to succeed at it.  Even if he is a little uncomfortable from that jolt of electricity.  


Even able to get himself to Skill Level 3 of Athletic.  And yet again not stopping until his workout is complete.


Making his way all the way to Athletic Skill 4.  And like yesterday after a very intense workout Ash is back at the chess table working on his Logic Skill for classes.


Earning himself the Skill Point Logic 2, before it is time for his Lab.  Where he gets to play with his Brain Enhancement machine some more.  Though he is kind of weary of going near the machine since the one in the basement did in fact shock him he has no choice but to go and participate in class if he wants to stay in school.


Though this time he was not zapped, Ash is still weary of the machine in the dorm room and will not be going near it in fear of getting shocked another time.  After class Ash went on back to the dorm in order to play some more chess alone since no one would come downstairs to play with him.


Yet another well earned Logic Skill Point earned before going to bed.

WEDNESDAY

Not much really happened on Wednesday, since Ash stayed up later by the time he woke up he really did not have time to get much done.  but after class he did find time to study a Handiness book that was found in the bookcase.


THURSDAY

Well another day of not doing much in the morning.  Ash seems to be falling behind in his personal skill advancement but he is off to his Lecture today where he was paying attention to the professor while other students seemed to use the class as a napping time.


But Ash there is more to the world outside of his studies once he graduates so he is off to his dorm to get in a quick workout before bed.


With all of this hard work Ash is on a roll with his Athletic skill reaching level 5 before going to bed.


FRIDAY - EXAM DAY

With the upcoming exam there is one thing that Ash knows he needs to prepare for the day and that is a goodnight of sleep, and though the bed is not that good, Ash is going to get the best he can get even if his dreams are about being singed.


It seems that all of his hard work has paid off for this term as Ash has passed his exams with flying colors.


But it seems that getting out of the first term of college without a fire was too much to ask as someone has recently set a fire to the dorm. (no money was given for the fire)


SATURDAY

Well as it is Ash's final day on campus this term he is going to play chess one more time and hopefully get one more skill point of Logic before he is forced to go home and re-enroll for the next term.


While playing chess to Logic Skill point 4 Ash's final grades came in and he was very excited to see his grades.


Yep, his Term GPA was an A giving Ash an A GPA so far.  Take that Government minions, we can do this, we can build a society where the world runs smooth.

Well it is time to head home for the end of term and get get ready to retake the aptitude test and re-enroll for another term here at Apocalypse University.

Starting Funds: 8,308
University Enrollment: +100
University Scholarship: +1000
University Tuition: -600
Mob Payout: -700

Final Funds: 8,108

*Stay Tuned tomorrow for University Term 2*