What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby Jendra » July 17th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Okay, so I played a bit after the last time I commented, and Journalism and Adventure both got lifted. Hiram died by ghost and Dale destroyed his urn and threw it out. They adopted a kitten just to get Dale out of red. He grew up and went into Education. Amy and Andrea grew up and Amy immediately called over Gretchen and got married. Amy got a job in Music, Andrea in Intelligence and Gretchen in Science. (thus, the way to aliens would be open) Amy got pregnant and had Michonne then immediately got pregnant and had Maggie (she also turned permaplat around her marriage) The triplets life bars were weird. They were all the same, even though Dale, followed by Lori went permaplat and Merle was not. They were also going really, really fast. Dale died before I expected him too and his urn is inside (thankfully out of the way). The other two life bars increased. That's where it was until today.

Today, I played 2 sim days. The first day, Amy got pregnant again, she got fired, Gretchen got fired, Lori died inside, Michonne grew to child. The second day, Amy got a job in Athletics, Gretchen in Music, Merle died by the street as he got home and Maggie grew to a toddler. *sigh*

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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby goeswithoutsinging » July 24th, 2017, 4:52 pm

My Gen 2 heir is a teenager right now. All the current residents of the household are doing pretty well, but there's VERY little for the poor heir to do- he's already maxed his logic skill with the chessboard and he can't go to school or work or otherwise skill beyond doing household chores. I've had him flirt a bunch with the paper girl although he has no chemistry with her- he could use some friends, at least, but I'm leery of letting him greet people and hang out with them because then they wind up freezing and can't thaw out and when NPCs get all blue skinned in my game (or sunburned) they won't stay on any lots until they lose their frozen/sunburned status. So essentially he can't really invite them over ever again.

He's due to grow up later this week though, so hopefully he can work on Doing Things then.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby Jendra » July 30th, 2017, 11:02 am

If you're playing with the intelligence restrictions in place, they're allowed to come inside once your sim has become friends with them. So make friends outside, then immediately unlock the door (assuming there are no other people on the lot) and invite them in. Either hang out or use the chessboard until they thaw out. The paper girl, however, is a service sim, and you're not allowed to be friends with service sims, again under the intelligence restrictions.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby Jendra » November 19th, 2017, 10:01 pm

I now fully understand why I usually just restart when it's been this long. I started the Grimes Apocalypse up again and fell into chaos. Hauntings, messes and babies, as well as threats of social workers. So the first night, practically everyone got scared at least once, many twice and the ghosts kept waking up Maggie, who, as a toddler, couldn't be scared. Beth was born and Amy immediately got pregnant for a fourth time. The next night, Carol got scared to death, right in front of one of the sinks, next to the oven. She'd been permaplat, but her urn is not :( . Dale had been one friend away from getting his next promotion before Carol's death, he now needs even more. The next day, Michonne comes home with a warning that if she doesn't do her homework, the social worker is going to come. Gretchen has a breakdown over her precious daughter getting a D. I keep trying to get Michonne's mood up enough to do homework, but by the time the next morning rolls around, she still hasn't managed to complete a single one, much less the three that were stacked up. Luckily, unbelievably, Friday was a snow day. Maggie has grown up into a child, Beth is a toddler, and first born syndrome has hit, and Penny was just born. Michonne did finish her homework, unless that last one has disappeared somewhere. I'm trying to build an extension to the house that hopefully the ghosts will ignore, but of course, it's very slow going. I played 4 days and only one of them did not have ghosts in the house. With both Carol and Lori dead in the house, it's getting pretty bad.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MaxiBuckle » July 28th, 2018, 10:47 am

What does "TWD" stand for? The Whole Deal?

I tried an Adult Start strategy with female founders, but since I only decided she would have a child after I knew she would fail to top a career, it was too late to really strategize and in some cases, it was too late to get her pregnant.

It never occurred to me that one could simply PLAN for the second generation to lift Hopelessness, and just sock away all the money possible. Awesome.

I am learning new strategies relating to the Freetime and AL restrictions.

1) If I limit myself to one spouse option, I nearly guarantee failure because if I top a career, it will most certainly NOT occur before the third Tuesday, which is the final phone day before Elderhood. There are LOTS of walkbys with the Social Townies, so the chances one of my prospects will walk by is pretty good.

2) The Freetime careers have killing chance cards, so they are not good for an Adult Start if they can be avoided.

3) Don't waste money on walls before you know what skilling objects you will need. I had a Gamer start that had a great chance to work out if only I had not spent my computer money improving my house.

I remember Jendra once lifted Hopelessness in an Adult Start with Military and it blew me away. I would have never chosen a career that needed body skill. Well, after failing 6 tries, I gave it a shot.

I completely lucked out that my Active, Sloppy Sim had Military in the paper the first day and got a promotion his first day of work. He also loves Tinkering. I have high hopes for this one. You only need 6 friends and he has 5 so far, 4 of whom are eligible women. After he tops Body, I can buy a decent bed and he will not need to sleep as long. Fingers crossed. I am almost scared to play any more today in case I wreck it!

EDIT: Ten body will not free up the beds due to the Cheap Stuff rule, which I have as my Life of Crime restriction. Anyway, a stray destroyed my single bed, so I was able to buy a double bed for the second floor.

So much is luck, and the stars are lining up - I hope!
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MaxiBuckle » July 28th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Oh, thanks!

EDIT: Well, my Sim topped Military on Friday, the last possible day for a promotion. Now, if one of his ladies walk by before Monday evening, there will be a second generation.

Founder Gaughin Phoar, Fortune 3/3/8/4/7: Military

UPDATE: None of his girlfriends walked by. Also, this is a fresh install and Bella Goth is still a Townie. I had forgotten about that and never bothered to flirt with her. He elderfied alone outside next to his broken down car. Very sad.

On to Apocalypse Five.

Um, six.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby nicholaplaysthesims » August 2nd, 2018, 7:55 am

i'm starting a brand new one because i'm a glutton for punishment!!
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MichelleCYoung » August 2nd, 2018, 1:09 pm

EEEEEEE! Nichola, I want to read it!

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I have actually found the single-mother start to work out, even without lifting hopelessness. The second generation does get an advantage, after all. They can befriend future spouses, while they are young, as well as learning skills like Charisma (as toddlers, only), cleaning and mechanical. If you take the Fisherman's advantage, so you can have a beach lot, they can build creativity by making sandcastles. As teens, they can really pump up the cleaning skill by simply having multiple sinks and never repairing them. Sure, you lose out on the mechanical, but the never-ending puddles mean they can clean forever.

Adult starts are tough, but they can be done. If you have a man, you can marry late, as long as you don't elderfy first, and make sure you flirt with ALL the female (or male, if you're gay and have same-sex pregnancies) walk-bys, even if you don't like their looks or probable careers. Apocalypse founders can't be choosers. Also, don't underestimate the advantage of bringing home friends. That initial boost you get from bringing a friend home from work CAN make it possible to fall in love during the first visit, if you get busy with the flirts, because you start with a level 20, or so, lifetime relationship. I cheer when I see a work-buddy of the appropriate gender! Sure, you think - "But, Michelle, I need a spouse to lift a different career!" Yeah, so they quit their jobs and take a new one. The odds of you getting a high-level worker in a different career are really pretty bad, if you can't even ask them about their career, anyway, so don't worry about their job. Worry about the LOVE.

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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MichelleCYoung » August 5th, 2018, 5:22 pm

And I started another one!

Xtreme Xavier Apocalypse, Chapter 1, where I prove that it is actually possible to succeed with an extreme adult start.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MaxiBuckle » August 6th, 2018, 12:40 pm

I read it and loved it! I think you could have dealt with the Networking gifts in the same manner as Spouse inventories, though. That is a minor, minor point compared to what you achieved. I am blown away. If you can share Xavier, I would love to have her in my game.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby nicholaplaysthesims » August 8th, 2018, 11:55 am

i'm queuing up my first updates for my new apocalypse ready for when i go away!! i'm not trying to be tooo serious since i've completed one before but really giving it a good go.
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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MichelleCYoung » August 24th, 2018, 3:11 am

Well, I did manage to extract Xtreme Xavier, but only as an Elder. I can't figure out how to extract her as an adult. SimPE and I are not really on speaking terms, if you know what I mean. I don't understand that program at ALL.

Also, it's been years since I shared a sim, and I don't remember how to post it anywhere. Advice, please?


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Re: What's going on in your Apocalypse?

Postby MichelleCYoung » September 17th, 2018, 11:07 am

Big update today in the Xtreme Xavier Apocalypse! I had written four chapters, but only edited them this morning.

Chapter 4 - You. Are. Platinum! - September 17, 2018
Chapter 5 - Watching the Grown-Ups Make-Out - September 17, 2018
Chapter 6 - That's the Tragedy of It - September 17, 2018
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I have updated the [url]Xtreme Xavier Apocalypse[/url]:

Chapter 8 - Decidedly Undecided - September 8, 2018
Chapter 9 - Whoopsie! - September 8, 2018
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