Three excellent questions came in this week:
1. Melsa asked which traits Jerboa got. Apologies – I haven’t been very good at mentioning these, I shall strive to do a better job at that! Jerboa is Good, Charismatic, Genius, and Light Sleeper. (Light Sleeper is a lame one.)
2. Ayla asked for a genealogical chart. Which is an excellent idea, and something I’ve been meaning to do for ages.
Believe it or not, it took three hours to put together. First of all because I kept fussing with the layout. And second because there was a bunch of stuff I couldn’t find on the hand-written genealogy I keep beside me, like Kana’s last name. I had to dig out my old notebooks and page through until I found my original gameplay notes.
Anyway, it is completed! And I shall try to keep it reasonably up-to-date. Click here to check it out.
3. Yvette asked if I had any advice for a Sims newbie. I had to really ponder this one, because I’ve been playing since the first The Sims was released in 2000. (OMG THAT WAS NINE YEARS AGO I ARE OLD.)
I’ve had several close calls with pregnant Sims that I didn’t watch closely enough. Pregnancy makes you hungry and tired faster than usual, don’t ya know.
I guess the Prima guides are pretty neat, but I’ve never used them. Seems like it takes the fun out of things, to know EVERYTHING ahead of time.
To enter a cheat code, press Ctrl + Shift + C and a little window will appear at the top of your screen. Type in
motherlode and hit Enter. (I think you might have to hit Esc to exit cheat mode, but I can’t remember for sure off the top of my head.)
I know a lot of you are avid Sims players – please leave your advice for Yvette (and others) in the comments!