It's finally time for some university gameplay! I bought this pack on release back in November, and while I've spent a lot of time playing, it's taken a while to get around to posting it all, mostly due to how I've had to alter my rotations for university.
But, more on that later.
Proud dad Alec watched on as Polly went through all of the new computer options, and looked up some information on going to university.
They get one cake to share, because making two cakes just takes too long, and then I have to babysit Jeff to make sure he doesn't eat the first cake while Alec's making the second. :P
I still have plans for him to switch to another new aspiration once he's done with that one, so he won't actually be finishing renaissance sim for quite a while.
I tried to have the two of them become bros, but I quickly discovered that lists them as 'bromantic partners' in their relationship panel and that's just... no thanks. :P Luckily I saved before making that mistake!
I had Jasper celebrate his birthday before moving him in, and his new trait is erratic, to go with hot-headed and loner.
Cas was awarded the Super Scout scholarship, and was accepted into Briterchester's distinguished language & literature degree.
I realize that 3/4 of them could have gone to Foxbury for a distinguished degree, but my heart was set on sending the twins to Britechester as soon as I saw the campus, and I really wanted all four of them to live in the dorms together. Cas strikes me as the most likely of the group to go for a distinguished degree anyways, because he's a little nerd.
I did a quick bit of decorating to customize the dorm rooms, (and spruced up the common areas a little), so here's a quick peek at those.
It's safe to switch households in-between terms, but not enrolling your sims means losing out on any scholarships, and having to move out of the dorms. I really didn't want to give up their scholarships, so I decided to just play through all of university at once, and then switch over to my next household.
I did four terms per sim, so for the sake of these updates, I decided to cover two university terms per rotation. This rotation will cover the first 2 terms, and next rotation will cover the final 2. I wanted to mimic the seasons that university terms usually take place in, so I played my students through fall & winter this rotation, but my regular households will just be played through winter.
Hope that makes sense!
Back in 2 I could send a full household of sims to university and have them earn straight A's every term, but playing just these 4 through university was much more challenging.
I was once made to participate in a speech contest in elementary school, where I fumbled my way through a speech about squirrels (I was a very hip and cool 10 year old), and the memory of it has haunted me ever since.
Cas does get some club points for participating, at least, so he doesn't walk away with nothing!
I love the bikes. I think their usefulness for travel definitely depends on how far your sim has to go, but they're great for big neighbourhoods like Windenburg, and just giving your sim soemthing to do in their freetime.
There's also a lot of potential with the vacation hoods - 'mountain' biking in Granite Falls, or a speedier way to explore the jungle in Selvadorada. Definitely looking forward to playing with them more, I just hope they eventually patch these for kids!
It just makes neighbourhoods feel a little more lively. :)
I know sims 3 had backpacks, and while those look very cute, I think the books were a good choice because they'd be way less prone to clipping through hair/clothing.
The communal showers weren't quite public enough, I guess?
Honestly, I'm not sure what happened here? I must have forgotten a term paper, or something.
It's a little backwards, but unless you can get the semester to start halfway through the week so they have a weekend in the middle, it's the best time to get it done.
I was expecting them to crush the boys.
The gang managed another round of A's this term, and Morgana was able to pull her GPA up to a B+ with a much better report card.