Next house in the rotation is Andromeda Olsen, Miko Ojo, and their pet raccoon “Kitty”. I’ve actually played these two before in a different neighbourhood, and thought it would be fun if I moved them over to my Paraneighbours save so they’d have some actual neighbours to interact with.
Their lot traits are sunny aspect, great acoustics, and fast internet.
Andromeda has the City Native Aspiration, with home turf as her bonus trait, and geek, cheerful, and genius as her regular traits. She got to the third tier of her aspiration before I moved them to this save, and now I just need to get their apartment to 100k before I can complete it.
Her traits are still geek, good, and neat, and she has two bonus traits from her previous aspirations - alluring, and companion.
first kiss, because I like those pink (cherry blossom?) trees.
I quickly discovered a really good way to finish the political mural task is to coerce your spouse and one random sim to help, because doing it alone takes fucking forever.
Haven’t seen all the murals yet but I’m glad this is one of the political ones, because every time Andy and Miko paint it, it looks like they’re spreading gay propaganda around the city. I can get behind that.
I think she’s either at level 9 or 10 of career (again, not super familiar with the careers in 4), but either way she’s far enough ahead that she can spend most of her work day dicking around with the rocket and not get fired.
And now the girls are caught up to where they are in the new neighbourhood. They did actually get the welcome wagon when they moved in, which mostly consisted of Jeff and Alec.
I’d like to note that I checked the boys to see if they had any reaction to Andy being an alien after, and Jeff actually had a positive moodlet for it. I figured he was bound to get angry since he had the hot-headed trait, but apparently he’s a lot more rational than most of the npcs.
Guess his mindset was a little more along the lines of “woah, outer space bro!”
I’m kind of surprised you can just get randomly abducted in 4? I assumed you’d have to actively do something to give your sim a chance of being abducted. I don’t know if telescope abductions are still a thing, or how alien pregnancy works in this game.
I’m hoping I have some way to vaguely control the latter; there is one sim I’d like to have an alien baby, and I’m going to be annoyed if I can’t control that or increase those chances at all.
Some homophobe vandalized Miko & Andy’s gay propaganda, so I had Andy fix it up again.
Also, how great would it be if you could add in your own custom murals, sort of like how you could add custom paintings to the easel in ts2? Maybe there’s a way to do that, and if so someone should let me know, because I want to draw my own awful ‘political’ murals. I need some supernatural propaganda, for reasons.
Honestly, they’ve really nailed the pet ai in this game. Every time one of my sims’ pets does something stupid, all I can think is that my own dumbass cats would do the exact same thing.
It’s slightly amusing when your sim is the one giving the “hey, why don’t you pull that stick out of your ass and go get laid yourself” answer, but it’s a lot less hilarious when your sim is on the receiving end of it and you’re actually trying to maintain a good neighbourly relationship.
(I did like that Jeff answered the door in his active wear. That must have been one heated “training sesh”, bro!)
I gave Andy and Miko some matching heart rings that you probably can’t see very well in the picture, but are very cute, trust me.
I’d like to note that in contrast to Jeff, he actually apologized for the noise. I think he might just have a higher relationship with her, but I like to think that it’s because Alec the self-assured vampire hunter is actually a bit of a scaredy-cat.