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25 April 2011 @ 10:12 pm
BACC: The Sheedy Family, Week Four  

Once again, I randomized everything about the new Sim. Her name is Sela Sheedy and she's a popularity Sim who wants to own five top-level businesses. I'm going to try to make her wish come true.

Sela Sheedy moved into an apartment lot I made for "old" Jennerica called Cheap Rents. The apartments are §624 for the one bedrooms (like Sela rented) or §817 for the two bedroom. She got §16,000 to start with, so it's fortunate she wound up here.

Because she's a popularity Sim, the first thing Sela did was buy a cellphone at Bytes and Bots.

While she was there, she scoped out a few possible mates, like Neil Chalmers.

That's her neighbor, Nery Turner, who is repulsed by her. But don't feel bad, the feeling is mutual.

Sela went home and burnt a toaster pastry for breakfast. No fires lately in New Jennerica. :C

Hello, two bolter Bruce Rauscher! You make cute faces.

And, aw, for sweet!

I had Sela get the job in the law enforcement career track. It's decent money and someone's got to do it. Also, it's a good excuse to get fit.

Or try to get fit.

After a hard workout, there's nothing like a relaxing bubble bath with your pervy date watching you with love on his mind.

The next morning, Sela has a serious chat with Nery about his stink, and offers her bathroom to him. I thought for sure I included one in each apartment. Kaylynn Spitzig doesn't smell. What's Nery's problem?

C'mon, it's not polite to gossip about your stinky neighbors!

Money trees! I'm sick of having every Sim dig for treasure. This way Sela will fulfill those "Earn x simoleons" wants.

Fun fact: Did you know that the landlord will harvest your money trees for you? And he's too cheap to knock the rent down afterwards!

She pulls some cute faces.

Even though she seems like a guy magnet, Sela makes the effort to get some gal pals. Here she chats with neighbor Kaylynn Spitzig.

Sela is working hard and getting promotions left and right.

She's still on the lookout for Mr. Right. That waving guy is not him.

I think she's made her choice. She's also let Neil know she's just not that into him anymore. The new guy is Jason Menon, and they started kissing not long after Sela introduced herself.

Another neat thing I didn't know before starting this challenge.

Jason, you look mad.

Who gets angry when they give a present voluntarily?

That does it! You're marrying into this town!

Fun fact: You can use the treadmill if it's surrounded by walls and furniture, as long as the end is not blocked.

Sela bartends at Arik's place when I decide her first business should be a bar. That will open a spot in the slacker career track.

Another fun fact: You can use aspiration rewards at community lots owned by other Sims.

A very special date with Jason Menon.

Yep, she proposed and he accepted.

Then they celebrated which resulted in a lullaby.

So they got married. Okay, maybe it was more for his money than any need for pregnancy propriety.

Jason Menon Sheedy is a Fortune Sim, and he wants to become a business tycoon. I hope that's doable. That means a business neighborhood will be available.

If a kid is on the way, Sela and Jason need to move. Jason wanted a sculpture, so I bought him a moving box to appease him.

And, with the money Sela saved and Jason brought with him, they were able to afford Bar: None. It's got the basics, and I don't plan for it to be a smash sucess. CRICKETS! I forgot businesses had to be level 10 to count for Sela's stupid goal. *sigh* Anyway.

They spent their Sunday at the bar, working to get it to rank one.

Playables: 18
Commercial lots: 5 (+1 to the Sim Multiplier :D)
College fund: §9581
Population: 54 (sim multiplier = 3) Geez 'ums!
Bar: None - Rank 1

Sela and Jason are moving into a new old house first thing next rotation. I had built and played the house for the old neighborhood and really liked it. It's pretty devalued, which I hope isn't considered cheating. I made a few cosmetic changes and rid the house of the extras, like extra beds and skill builders, before moving in the Sheedys.

The apartment building won't count towards unlocking the Architecture career track unless it's occupied. So for right now, since the Sheedys are no longer living there, it's as if Cheap Rents doesn't exist.

Personality tidbits:
Sela: 7/6/8/3/4, Scorpio, turn-ons are 6+ job and witchiness, turn off is vampirism. OTH is sports.
Jason: 6/5/8/3/3, also a Scorpio, into gals who are mechanically-minded blondes but doesn't like them to be well-employed (you chauvinist, Jason!) He also likes sports.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on April 26th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Sela is really cute. And I really like face #2, so I am sure that they will have adorable kids.
I think the 5 Top Level Businesses want is a really good one for a BaCC and I plan to try and complete it for any sim that gets it in mine.
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 26th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
I hope you're right about the children! I'm a little concerned about the cheekbones myself!

The five top-level businesses LTW is a great thing for an early-stage BaCC. I'm thinking she'll have more friend/entertainment geared businesses, like a restaurant and a bowling alley, as well as a sports equipment shop since she likes sports.
Attic Box: augustatticbox on April 26th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Sela is quite lovely. I find the ltw of owning five rank ten businesses to be both fun and yet sometimes frustrating. I have not played through all the ltws available but thus far this one was the most time consuming and required the most effort to fulfill. But it can certainly be fun too with attempting to think up creative businesses to open and, speaking of which, I love the name of the bar you came up with. :D

So many interesting new things and tips you are learning. I had no idea the landlord would help himself to harvesting any money trees on the lot. I assume, like the nanny, he keeps what he picks too. Tsk.

Ah fortune sims and their silly wants to buy random and often useless things. Very amusing you gave him some moving boxes to fulfill his desire to buy things.

So how do you manage to keep up with all the rules for the BACC? I would assume playing through one takes a bit of planning so as not to compromise any or is it something that sort of gets easier as you play?
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 26th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Sela's LTW is a good one for a new BaCC, but it's going to be tough keeping them in line with her goals/interests. Sort of spoilers: I've got a bowling alley built for her to buy next, and she'll probably open a restaurant and a sport goods store. I'm at a loss for the fifth business. Arcade maybe? And all of these will be hard to build customer loyalty for. I guess that's why they call it a challenge, right?

I am learning a lot of new things about the game because of this challenge. I was in sort of a 'build a house, make a Sim, start a family, ignore household after kids move out' rut. I wish I had done this earlier.

I've got a print-out of the rules and tweaks from Redmond Flats as well as a spreadsheet with my personal tweaks listed. But if you follow the rule of "It's probably not unlocked/allowed yet" and basic legacy rules, you're good to go. Once you hit milestones towards unlocking things, you won't forget you've got 'em! The rest is easy to keep up with on a spreadsheet.
Simlili: Cheezburgersimlili on April 30th, 2011 08:42 am (UTC)
You can achieve the five rank ten businesses LTW with only one business, going back to rank 9 and up to rank 10 again 4 times.
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 30th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
I never knew about this trick. It might come in handy later, thank you!
Simlilisimlili on May 1st, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Well like you said, a BACC would actually be the place to do it the hard way. I mean, I wouldn't but.. :p

By the way, it also works with that 6 top of pet career LTW, it doesn't mean it has to be a different pet each time.
Attic Box: edisonatticbox on May 1st, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Ah, true. A nice shortcut to know. But I did enjoy the time and challenge of actually going the long way of having five separate businesses to build up.
bacc_krowbacc_krow on April 27th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)

Good luck with your bar! If you have the darts there then it counts as a sports community lot, so it unlocks Athletic as well as Slacker, unless you're only allowing lots to unlock one thing at a time. Thought I'd mention it anyway. :P

I never thought of digging for treasure at the community lots. Must remember that in emergencies, lol.
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it! Maybe I'll invest in fireplaces for all of them.

I'm really tempted to count the bar for both things. The bowling alley is going to be another $20k and Coraline Charming will be wanting to enter the sports career soon. But, I've tweaked a lot already, so I don't know if I should count both.

Digging at community lots is great! It helps them break even. I can't stand for the businesses to be consistently not profitable.