Long (ish) Time – No See

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Just popping in to say: I am still here! I am still playing! But unfortunately real life got in the way last week and I was working pretty much 15 hour days with only enough time to eat, sleep and travel and I had almost no simming time but on a plus I can relate to my sims so much better now with that constant need to keep your needs green and no time to do anything else!

I am making up for that this week though as I have some leave! While I haven’t yet posted any story update – I’ve just been too caught up playing – you can see the results of my play time on the family tree page. My rotation is now up to days 36-42 though I have run into a few problems – it still feels like some actions take way longer than they need to (showering and eating while socialising especially!) and it’s still a struggle to keep sims needs where they need to be for work and school without micromanaging (hate that!) so my free will play is not working so well at the moment. I’ve also had a couple of issues where pregnancy has stopped my female sims aging, Katya got stuck at the YA/adult age barrier and gained 1 day, fair enough, but Reid’s wife didn’t age a day through her whole pregnancy so where she used to be about 3 days younger than him, she’s now 7 which is slightly annoying. I also seem to have a problem with my townie pool of unplaced sims which keeps growing and growing and currently numbers 90 households!

On the plus side the rotation is working out great for autonomy: Katya and Anthony are always popping round autonomously so have amazing relationships with their grand kids while Robyn, Sienna and Reid are also always round each other’s houses so their relationships with each other are doing great when I was slightly worried they would tank once they moved out. I’m also beginning to see a little more of some of the townies families I have placed although it is taking time.

As a bit of an apology, as well as the sneaky peak above, I’ve also uploaded a new room to the gallery. I have been a bit frustrated with the lack of rooms available in the starter price range as I am likely to need quite a lot of them eventually. So before last week hit, I made a few little starter rooms – some of which have even turned themselves into homes!

The first room is Cream Starter Living:

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Vital Statistics

  • Room Type: Open plan kitchen/diner and living room (Search under living room on the gallery)
  • Size: 9×8
  • Price: §8,055
  • OriginID: sparklesim
  • #starter #yellow #white

Yeah I know, I could have been more inventive with the HashTags

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In case you are worried about the price, this room was built into a bungalow with a master bedroom, bathroom and kids room to make sure it fit within the starter house price range and came in just under 20k even with the kids room included.

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