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Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 15, 2017

Postby Anne » July 27th, 2014, 5:17 am

Hi all!

This challenge is one of my favourite challenges, so I decided it was time to start a new one and document it. I'll be using the original ruleset (the one posted on here) and I'm planning on having lots of fun with it!
I hope you'll enjoy, don't be shy to leave a comment, I love those ;)

Year 1
Spring 1: Robinson
Summer 1: Robinson
Fall 1: Robinson - Walker
Winter 1: Robinson - Walker

Year 2
Spring 2: Robinson - Walker - Burke
Summer 2: Robinson - Walker - Burke
Fall 2: Robinson - Walker - Burke - Harris
Winter 2: Robinson - Walker - Burke - Harris - Robinson (Adam)

Year 3
Spring 3: Robinson - Walker - Burke - Harris - Robinson 2 - Dawson - Robinson 3 - Walker - Dawson 2
Summer 3: Robinson - Walker - Burke - Harris - Chin (A. Robinson) - Dawson - Robinson 2 - Walker 2 - Dawson 2 - Walker 3 - Do
Fall 3: Robinson - Walker - Burke - Harris - Chin - Jitmakusol - Robinson 2 - Lee - Dawson - Walker 2 - Walker 3 - Do - McHero - Harris 2 - Dawson 2 - Uni
Winter 3: Robinson - Walker - Burke

Statistics (up to date with the last post)
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Stats
Households 17
Playable Sims 53
Graves 1
Total Sims 54
CAS-Sims Available 19 of 34
Community Lots 24
* Owned 20
* NPC 4
Residential Lots 13
Total Lots 37
Business Districts 3
University(ies) 1
Downtown no
SM 26
Population 1404

Fires 2
Burglars 9
# Graduated Sims 0
# Graves 1
Uni funds 72.700


Thanks for reading!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby simsterlyrock » August 3rd, 2014, 12:13 am

Yay! I'm glad to see you made the move to the new Boolprop. :)
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby Anne » August 3rd, 2014, 6:09 am

Of course! :D I ain't going nowhere! :lol: Glad to see you here as well!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby ceruleanbabe » August 3rd, 2014, 12:51 pm

Love this!! Super fun to read! :)

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And it helps that everyone is super cute, too. Especially the Harris family. Adorable!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby Anne » August 3rd, 2014, 1:05 pm

Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :D
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby Iya » August 19th, 2014, 10:12 am

Ahh! Finally found you! lol. I've been missing this BaCC. I haven't updated mine yet, but I'm so glad to see you and can't wait to read (or reread) yours again. lol
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated June 16, 2014

Postby MichelleCYoung » September 9th, 2014, 10:57 pm

I'm also posting a link to this story to my website. I have long enjoyed reading it.
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated October 10, 2014

Postby Anne » October 10th, 2014, 9:54 am

Iya - Thank you very much! Of course I've come over to the new Boolprop, wouldn't miss it for the world! :)
Michelle - Thank you! I'm glad you're still enjoying it.

It's been a while (although I'm still playing!), so here's an update!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated October 10, 2014

Postby MichelleCYoung » October 16th, 2014, 12:37 am

Yay, an update! I have missed this one.

My sister says that Sims stories like this are boring, without the drama and challenges of real fiction. I tried to explain that sometimes, we're not writing for drama, but simply to display our skills at summing, especially in a challenge. She still didn't get it. Whenever something goes right, she thinks of it as some easy-out (like a good chance card, for example). Meanwhile, whenever she does play, she loads up on the mods and hacks to make it super-easy. So, she just doesn't get that there is real skill involved in playing these challenges.

Ummmm, I had a point with that, but it's 1:30 in the morning, and I really do need to go to bed. Anyway, I like this very much, and look forward to the next update!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated October 10, 2014

Postby Jenn » October 17th, 2014, 4:35 am

Glad to see this updated! Everyone looks great, as usual.
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated October 10, 2014

Postby Lorinsv » October 17th, 2014, 10:06 am

The Walkers are an awesome family!
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I like the kind of nautical look you gave to teen Hannah, given her LTW :)
The picture of Christy and Mary Gavigan returning from work in their swat uniforms is great. Don't even go messing with the women of Blueberry Island!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 11, 2014

Postby Anne » November 11th, 2014, 10:16 am

Michelle
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Thanks, Michelle! I like Sims stories like this, because it's fun to see how others play. But sometimes I find them boring as well. Depends what mood I'm in, I guess. :P


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Thanks, Jenn!


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They're really a lot of fun to play!
Ha, that wasn't even intentional (I think). I do like her look though, and now I like it even more.
Darn right! Blueberry Island women are fierce!
Thanks for your comment, Lorin!

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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 11, 2014

Postby Lorinsv » November 14th, 2014, 10:13 pm

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Congrats on Blueberry Island's first set of twins - I love the little boost they give the population! Do you ever use cheesecake or just let them come naturally? (So far I just do natural, but I'm not opposed to cheesecake either.) It also looks like girls are starting to outnumber the boys :neener:
I think Amin rocks the rocker look! I just moved the Ramaswamis into Mesa Vista, so it's funny for me to see Sanjay dressed like that. (Also not sure if Music really suits him, but I haven't taken him out of the career yet...)
I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but how do you calculate taxes?

Nice update! :thup:
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 11, 2014

Postby Anne » November 15th, 2014, 3:40 am

Thanks Lorin!
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I haven't used cheesecake up until now, and hardly ever use it anyway, actually. Not that I'm opposed to it either. :) I just let it happen naturally, and I'm not that often rooting for twins anyway, haha!
Yesss, that's definitely true! Remember when I was all worried about Julia having all boys at the start of the BaCC? It's now 7 girls to 4 boys. At least, up until this update. In my game another girl has actually been born!
Sanjay as a rocker is kind of weird, isn't it? Hadn't even really thought about that. I was just happy with another best friend. :P
I combine the lot value, the household fund and (if the household has any businesses) the business value, and then I take 5% of that combined number. :)
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 11, 2014

Postby MichelleCYoung » November 23rd, 2014, 7:29 pm

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Oh, that's bitter and sweet. TWINS! Yaaay! Having no one at all show up to the party. BOOOOH!

And I love the toddlers "strangling" the poor cat.
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated November 11, 2014

Postby MichelleCYoung » November 23rd, 2014, 7:32 pm

Having 20 best friends - I find it's easy enough to do with a cell phone and many many many trips downtown. Because the relationships don't fade while you're downtown, so you can spend as much time as needed just chatting with them.

I love downtown outings. They have so many benefits.

And now I am inspired to try another BACC. My old one went when my computer Poofed. But I'm going to try again.
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated December 6, 2014

Postby Anne » December 6th, 2014, 10:17 am

Michelle
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The twins were a really fun surprise, yes, but the party was indeed a pretty big bummer... Poor Amin!
Toddlers and pets are just so cute together!
I guess it would be easier with a downtown, but Blueberry Island doesn't have one, and probably won't get one soon (or ever, haha!)
BaCCs are so much fun! I love playing them :)


There's another update!
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated December 6, 2014

Postby Lorinsv » December 6th, 2014, 1:44 pm

Such a nice family!
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I love how Zoe and Thalia are turning out - both unique and pretty!

It doesn't take long for the finances to improve once you get on the promotion track. I do like how taxes can keep that in check when you don't want all your households rolling in dough, and then there's always upsizing the houses when their families grow for a bit more challenge. I'm running into needing larger houses for some of my families too. I like the look of yours and can always use ideas, since I would rather spend my time playing than building - would you mind posting an overhead shot of both Harris houses?
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated December 6, 2014

Postby Anne » December 6th, 2014, 1:49 pm

Thanks, Lorin!
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I'm very pleased with Zoe and Thalia as well! I'm curious to see the other kids Stella and James will be having.

It's quite easy to get a family a bit more money, that's definitely true! That's indeed part of the reason I like the tax system so much.
As for the houses, of course I'll post them! There's actually an overhead shot of the old house in a earlier update, so I'll post that here quickly (if you need a better shot, let me know):
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I'll send you a picture of the new house as soon as I'll get around to it. I'm currently at my parents' place, so I can't open up the game right now. I'll PM you as soon as I've got the pic!
Thanks for commenting, Lorin! :)
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Re: Blueberry Island - A BaCC - updated December 6, 2014

Postby apocalypticautumn » December 7th, 2014, 12:26 am

I had the pleasure of reading through your BaCC - and Apocalypse - today! Spent the whole afternoon creepin' on your Wordpress in fact. :sly:

Blueberry Island seems so peaceful and lovely! Not to mention how fast you seem to be unlocking stuff. I'm totally inspired. :hearts:
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