After playing the original Sims 3 Alphabetti ancestral home for a few minutes, I remembered why I moved in the first place. That world is super glitchy, and locks up about every 10 minutes of play.
I hadn’t yet given Barnacle Bay a whirl. This is a new neighborhood (world) that was released last September. It has a pirate theme, and I always meant to check it out, but never got around to it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity.
I bought Felicity one of the nicer houses, furnished, and moved her in.
Her first wish was to work out, so I sent her to the town’s gym. It has a great view of the pirate ship restaurant on the beach.
Joy #1: moving to Barnacle Bay finally un-stuck Felicity’s Lifetime Happiness counter, so she is now accruing points normally. Joy #2: the game logic that usually moves NPCs towards your Sim – which seems to be broken in Bridgeport – works well here.
In fact, Felicity met her perspective sweetie here on her first time at the gym. As you can see, she seems to think Thomas Quinn is hot.
Felicity only has 13 more days before she turns into an old lady, so we need to make with the romance. Thomas had to leave, so I sent her out to the park. Here she met a grizzled surfer named Dude La Mer.
She also signed a few autographs. Lots of celebrities in Barnacle Bay, but she is one of the only four-star celebs.
The next day, she threw a house party and invited over all her new friends.
But she only had eyes for Thomas.
He agreed to stay the night. Things were going pretty well.
“Hey, ya wanna…?”
“EW, NO, GROSS!”
Little did I know, this would set the tone. Poor Felicity has been rejected more times than most mortals could bear.
That night a burglar appeared.
I had purchased a burglar alarm, which summoned the cops. But the burglar was spoiling for a fight.
And whaddaya know – the burglar won! She got away, but at least she didn’t manage to steal anything.
I love the look on Felicity’s face. “You let the burglar get away, and now you’re hitting on me?”
Every morning she invites over Dude La Mer. But they never get very far before he has to leave for work.
(It’s too bad, because I was hoping they would have babies with little baby mullets.)
Felicity met another prospective suitor, Richie Radan.
Their first meeting ended with a kiss.
But that night she went home and ate alone in her kitchen, as she had every night. (She’s still working through the pizza left over from the house party she had on her first day in town.)
“Hey, you wanna…?”
“EW, GROSS, NO!”
“Hey you wanna…?” “EW, GROSS, NO!”
She’s juggling three guys… and they are all rejecting her. If this keeps up, we’ll have to adopt!