Now I have reached the point that I would like to know what happened with all these abused and misused sims, and a wish-driven society seemed to be the way to go. Therefor, I have decided to give the Wishful Thinking challenge a go with my Belladonna Cove, just as it is right now.
To get it more organized I decided to play all families in alphabethical order – on the name that is presented on the hood screen – which as all simmers know, not necessarily means that there are any sims at all on that lot with the lot name, just that it were at some point.
There will also be a mix of Uni, Bluewater and Belladonna families on the playlist. And if the lot starts on Wednesday it will only be played for a few days, until Sunday is up.
So – First family out – Bergros
This is an original playable family and I remember that I played them before. The family consists of
Benjamin Bergros, Popularity
Isabelle Bergros, Family
Sofia Bergros, Family
Look - I even found some pictures from a past play session, in July 2012…
The kids that existed from the beginning were named Sofia and Marcus, like a couple of my workmates, so when the twins arrived, I named them Oscar and Ida, after another couple of workmates.
Now for this week:
Benjamin is a Popularity sim and Isabell Family. That makes it pretty easy to keep them happy, just with interactions with their family.
Marcus was easy on Monday, wishing for skipping ropes and to play with the family dog Dafne
Sofia, who is family like her mother, spent time with her reluctant boyfriend Steve and met many of her wishes that way
The apartment building where they live has a fantastic hot tub area and Sofia takes Steve there to use him as she see fit…
Benjamin even gets a promotion, to City Council
The toddlers are hard to keep happy – their wants usually require some effort, except when they wish for tickling from one or other parent
Tuesday starts with a big one for Oscar though, when he learns to talk.
Sofia has a rough time for a while, when she’s stuck with the wish to go steady with Steve and he shoots her down every time
Then it’s Marcus’ birthday. He chooses the Family aspiration too
Wednesday continues with small success for Oscar, and in the end he’s the only one to get his wishes in that day.
As all Family teens, Marcus moves fast and soon has a steady girlfriend, but despite that he doesn’t reach 5 wishes on Wednesday
Wednesday is growing up-day
Oscar and Ida grow up well
And as children, especially Ida is easier to keep happy
Thursday continues with family interactions. The family gets really tight this way.
Even the family dog, Dafne, gets quite a lot of attention – especially the Family sims Isabell, Sofia and Marcus likes to teach her things and praise her. We see that Sofia still hasn’t succeeded in getting Steve to go steady with her
Marcus’ girlfriend is back, and we find that her name is Laura. She’s probably the future Mrs Bergros
Benjamin, being Popularity, loves making new friends
Then we have a period of art achievements
Marcus and Sofia spends some time teaching Oscar and Ida how to study.
Sofia tries desperately to get Steve to go steady. He’s receptiive enough to her advances, but going steady – NO WAY! She’s been trying this all week!!
But FINALLY, late Friday evening, she has worn him down enough to make him accept her proposal, and finally we can roll some new wishes for Sofia!
Then Sofia starts to wish for high level skill points, which makes it take forever.
In the meantime, Marcus checks off one wish after another with Laura.
They even go beyond expressed wishes...
If you ever want to try a five-wishes challenge, buy your sim kids a dog! They fulfill wishes all the time!
It usually works better than sim friends
Saturday is the most sucessful day of the week, and the only day where nearly all the sims in the family gets their five wishes in. It also sees Isabell grow up very well to elder.
Sunday is more or less a repetition of the other days. Dafne gets a lot of attention
Interactions with family and friends are had
And we finish off the week with some skill points.
This family is really too big for a simmer to keep happy. Not a single day way full points, but on the other hand, no day was totally lost either.
The total score for the Bergros family week 1 is 45,2%.
Isabell, Family mom, was the easiest to keep happy, just with interactions with her family, while the two youngest, who started out as toddlers, were hardest.