Saturday, 9 February 2013

Wedding Stuff and Sims 3

While I ordered various things for the wedding, the stuff I have received includes the jewellery I will be wearing (earrings, necklace and bracelet which match but were purchased separately), battery operated tea lights, and a string of led lights (I might have mentioned the tea lights before since I received them first).  I ordered all this stuff off eBay.  I am still waiting to receive my v-day gift for Andrew, a nice watch, a neoprene sleeve for my laptop and my gifts for the bridesmaids.  We are still looking around and thinking about what to do for a wedding cake.

In WoW news, the weapon I've needed off Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults finally dropped after months of waiting.  Before we started on Will of the Emperors we managed to get it enchanted with Dancing Steel so my dps no longer sucks ass!  Yay to no longer holding back the rest of my raid!

In other news, Steam recently had a sale on Sims 3 and its DLCs so I decided to try it out and get the Pets expansion.  To be honest, I would not have purchased it if wowcrendor hadn't made a video about it recently showing him playing the game.  He argued that even though it's largely perceived as a female game, he thought that men should be able to enjoy it as well.  Because I installed it both on my PC and my laptop, I cannot play the same game on each machine so I started two families: Animalia and Demond.  The Animalia family is two sisters (Bertha and Fanny) and one cat (Carl) and one horse (Henry).  Because Bertha is a cat lover and Fanny is an equestrian, it didn't take long for them to adopt a second cat (Rex) and horse (Bonnie).  Fanny is athletic and is working her way towards being a jockey and Bertha stays at home writing novels.  Overall, they are kind of boring.

To spice things up, I created the Demond family on my PC.  They are a black husband and wife team.  Jesse is good, handy, neat, and a natural chef whose dream is to become a 5 star chef.  Rakeisha is evil, flirty, and a great kisser whose dream is to become a gold digger (in Sims 3, this means seeing a rich spouse die prematurely so they can enjoy the riches on their own).  Well, the game started out boring enough.  She got a job in politics, he got a cooking job and they worked hard and got promotions.  They got along well enough despite their differing personalities and threw parties and everyone loved them.  Then Rakeisha met Hank, a random cop I saw patrolling in central park.  I had her flirt with them, kiss him, make out with him, and go on a date with him.  She invited him over once when Jesse was out at work but he wouldn't go along with any of her intimacy, so they went out to the theatre.  A few days later I had her ask him out on a date to which he agreed, but when he arrived he accused her of cheating.  I tried to use flirting and compliments to win him back, but it was too late and he was done with her.  The same day, she was fired from her job for stealing from the campaign fundraiser coffers.  What a sad day for Rakeisha.  Mind you, as soon as she was fired I was able to apply for a politics job right away and they took her, so they couldn't have been THAT mad at her.  It amounted to a demotion for her.  Still a bad day.  I tried a few times to get her to talk to Hank, but kept getting the negative reaction.  He just doesn't want anything to do with her anymore.  Sadness.

Well, a few days later she gets a call from a guy named Dustin asking her out on a date.  I don't even know this guy so it must have been someone she met randomly.  I did the same stuff w/ him and they hit it off but he was in a relationship.  She asked him to break it off, and he was like "okay" and didn't have a partner anymore.  One of the traits he has is that he's rich. Score!  I decide I'm definitely going to have her try to get this guy instead.  The next day he calls her to invite her over to his place.  Score!  Well, it turns out his partner must have been a wife or something because she lives there.  OOPS.  Anyway, they make out and she stays the night and they "try for a baby."  Rakeisha becomes pregnant.  When she goes home the next day, Jesse goes from liking her to not liking her because she cheated on him.  I used her to try and get him back, but then I used him to break off the relationship.  She calls Dustin and asks him out to the pool (the same place she was dumped by Hank, incidentally).  She tells him that she's pregnant (she did that, not me) and he looks nervous, but is cool with it.  They make out and she suggests going steady and he's all for that.  Then I have her propose and he accepts!  They have a private wedding on the spot.  Well, at this point the game says "Hey now, you can't have two families.  There can be only one!" and it gives me a prompt to choose which family to follow.  Do I go with Jesse, who is doing well and is a success and is kind of boring?  Or do I follow Rakeisha who is an evil gold digger but who is far more interesting so far.  So I kick the ex wife out of the house and follow Rakeisha.  So now Rakeisha is married to a rich white guy with three kids and a baby on the way, and this is the family I get.  Good bye Demond family, hello Lenowitz or whatever it was.

If this story gets more interesting, I will let you know.  ;)