Time to play some university! Last time, twins Jacob and Molly Dawson headed to university, along with Molly’s high school boyfriend Alvin Futa. They moved in to Blueberry Hall, which is currently the only dorm on campus.
I’m playing with the 1 semester = 1 day ‘rule’, so I’ve got 5 semesters to play. That’s quite a lot, but I also have a hack that makes every semester 2 days instead of 3. I’m also going to keep the picture-taking to a minimum, otherwise this update will be long.
Anyway, let’s go!
Thalia Harris joined the other three students at Blueberry Hall at the start of the rotation.
Molly welcomed her childhood friend Thalia to the Hall.
I forgot that Thalia and Jacob were actually a thing when they were teenagers! They had their first WooHoo together, even. Perhaps I’ll let them fall back in love at a later point, but Jacob first needs a ton of first dates (he has the 50 first dates LTW, which is my absolute least favourite of them all).
Thalia also has two bolts with her roommate Sterling Lum, though. He’s not the most handsume guy on campus, but the bolts don’t lie. Plus, Thalia’s secondary aspiration is Romance, so she’s probably not looking to settle down anyway. We’ll see how it goes!
He seems to be very into her – this isn’t even ACR and at this point their relationship was like 8/4!
Hmm, the dormies went transparent? And the lights go off as if there’s no one in the room. This can’t be good… It fixed itself later, luckily, but I still don’t think it’s a very good sign.
After the first semester, Amber and Robin Burke joined the gang at Blueberry Hall. All of a sudden I had 6 university students to play. That’s quite a lot! Especially as the semesters are only 2 days in my game.
Amber declared a Drama major (her LTW is to top Entertainment) and Robin went for a Philosophy major (she wants to top Journalism).
At the end of the semester, Thalia realised she was very behind on the study material. She’s a Knowledge Sim, but she had spent most of her time studying other things (namely Creativity) besides her college stuff.
My rule for playing university is that I let my Sims’ wants guide their grades. They’ll go to class, but they will only do assignments or write their term paper if they roll a want for it. I don’t wany of them to go on academic probation, though, so I do make sure they all pass their exams.
During the next semester, our Romance Sim Robin hooked up with a professor.
Thalia finally decided to go on a date with Sterling, even though they were roommates. Meanwhile, though, she also rolled a want to fall in love with Jacob, her high school boyfriend and now best friend/roommate! Drama?
Sterling has fallen head over heels for her, in any case. But Thalia has the want to make out with 3 different Sims as well as the one to fall in love with Jacob. She lost those wants pretty soon after, but I don’t think she’s very serious about Sterling!
I REALLY hate the 50 1st dates LTW, so I think I’m just going to give up already and have Jacob reroll his aspiration at the end of this semester. I don’t usually reroll at that point (end of sophomore year) but this situation definitely calls for it.
Jacob’s new aspiration is Fortune, and he wants to own 5 top level businesses. Another one of the hard ones, but definitely more fun! His secondary aspiration is Knowledge.
During a late night “study session”, Thalia fell in love with Sterling. They have 3 bolts now!
I have no idea why this picture and the following two look like this…
Robin was still seeing her professor, but she kept it casual.
Alvin was the only one I could count upon to keep rolling study-related wants, so he’s also the only one with a 4.0 GPA.
Amber really wanted to go on a date but didn’t meet any eligible girls around the dorm, so she called the matchmaker.
She got Carmen Patch, exterminator extraordinaire. I don’t mean to be judgy, but she’s a bit too ugly for my liking… Oh well, at least it’s a date.
…Not a good one, though. They had no chemistry because she’s straight. Why did I pay $5000 for that?
Jacob reconnected with Gina Sartor (who he had an undocumented date with earlier) now he no longer had the LTW of having 50 first dates. They have 3 bolts! I’m not sure about them yet, though, because Jacob and Thalia keep rolling wants for each other too.
After spending almost all of her time at college painting, Thalia maxed the Creativity skill (her LTW is to max all 7 skills).
Amber went on a date with Trina Wheeler, who walked by at some point. They have 1 bolt, but it’s more than nothing. They now have crushes.
Alvin and Molly are still very much in love, so at the end of their Junior year, they finally got engaged! They’d both had the want locked since Freshman year.
After their finals, Molly, Alvin and Jacob moved out of the dorm and into a small home on campus. That’s where they will spend their Senior Year of college, but that’s for the next rotation!
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