Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 7 (26th April '21)

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Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 7 (26th April '21)

Postby Sam » April 9th, 2021, 7:09 am

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Welcome to Desiderata Valley, where everyone knows everyone and nothing stays secret for long!

Basically, a couple of weeks ago, I felt like playing one of the premade neighbourhoods. I made a big list of each 'hood, and how many households each had, and eventually settled on Desiderata Valley - it only has 6 families, and a few I've never played before! Well, I've played a round now and I'm having a great time! I've been sharing the neighbourhood over on tumblr, but thought I'd cross-post here too. :)

Round One:
Aspir - Bell - Contrary - Jocque - Mole - Una - University :!: - Summary
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 2 (9th April '21)

Postby peachy123uk » April 9th, 2021, 8:17 am

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I love Desiderata Valley and then families. Nice to other people play them too.
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 3 (13th April '21)

Postby Sam » April 13th, 2021, 4:57 am

Peachy:
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I love seeing what other people do with the premade sims! Desiderata has really grown on me :heart:

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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 3 (13th April '21)

Postby peachy123uk » April 13th, 2021, 7:31 am

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i like the way you have portrayed Rick. Not a happy marriage either it seems like.
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 3 (13th April '21)

Postby Lorinsv » April 15th, 2021, 11:00 pm

Hi, Sam! I saw this a couple of days ago and put it on my reading list. I like watching Simlili's playthroughs of the newer neighborhoods, so I was pleased to see your Desiderata here on Boolprop. Makes me want to play them too.

I really enjoyed reading about the Aspirs. Luis is charming, Pauline is such a cute and unique-looking girl, and Peaches is fun! Looking forward to seeing how Elizabeth's business venture turns out :)
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 4 (16th April '21)

Postby Sam » April 16th, 2021, 6:04 am

peachy123uk:
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Thank you! He's a really interesting sim, this is the first time I've played him properly! I don't get an overall happy vibe from the Contrarys, I must say.


Lorin: :wave:
I really like seeing what people do with the newer 'hoods, I'll have to check Simlili's out! :) I wasn't super familiar with the families from Desiderata, but they're a great bunch! Thank you :heart: the Aspirs are pretty great, this is the first time I've really played them and they're a pretty interesting little family!
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 4 (16th April '21)

Postby peachy123uk » April 16th, 2021, 6:41 am

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Oh dear someone having affair. let's hope the wife doesn't find out. A very interesting update. What is your rule on teenagers going to college?
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 4 (16th April '21)

Postby Lorinsv » April 16th, 2021, 9:02 pm

All caught up! Pretty town and interesting family stories to follow, I'm enjoying this!
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 5 (19th April '21)

Postby Sam » April 19th, 2021, 12:42 pm

peachy:
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Yup! I gave them freewill, this is what they chose to do with it :lol: as for university, I tend to only send sims who actually want to go, or need it for their ltw, but also they need to have fairly decent grades. Rick Contrary, for instance, has the want to go to uni, but never has the want to do any homework or anything, so his grades are miserable. I don't think he'd roll any wants for uni related things whilst at uni, so I didn't send him. I am toying with adding in a money component (richer kids more likely to go to uni, or whatever) but haven't figured anything out yet.

In order to keep Rick & Violet in sync age-wise, and roughly in line with the rest of the 'hood, I play 2 years of university each round, so Violet will graduate at the end of round two. Also I have a rule that sims must live in the dorms for the whole of Freshman year, it's just a good chance to meet people and make connections they otherwise wouldn't have a chance to. Sorry for the wall of text :lol: I have a lot of thoughts about uni


Lorin:
Thank you! I'm having a lot of fun playing them, Desiderata is a lot more interesting than I thought it would be!!

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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 5 (19th April '21)

Postby peachy123uk » April 20th, 2021, 12:23 am

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No, the wall of text is fine, everybody plays differently with Uni and i did ask lol. Oh dear John, parties, broken marriages, secret crush on Violet Jocques, a busy week for John.
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 6 (22nd April '21)

Postby Sam » April 22nd, 2021, 2:03 am

peachy:
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It's so interesting hearing how different people approach it! It's really neat seeing what other people do differently. It was a very dramatic week for John, despite the fact it wasn't his marriage exploding :lol: He was a lot of fun to play, bless him, I'm really looking forward to seeing what the following week holds for him!


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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 6 (22nd April '21)

Postby nooboostar » April 22nd, 2021, 5:42 am

Finally managed to sit down and binge-read this today, and I absolutely loved it! I never play with the premade 'hoods so watching or reading how other people play with them is always fun and interesting for me. Can't wait for more updates! Also, I hope you don't mind that I followed you on Tumblr. :)
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 6 (22nd April '21)

Postby peachy123uk » April 22nd, 2021, 6:02 am

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Nice to have a quiet week after an exciting week.
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 6 (22nd April '21)

Postby Anne » April 22nd, 2021, 6:53 am

This is so much fun! I've never actually played with Desiderata Valley, but this makes me want to :) Love seeing what you do with the neighbourhood and the families!
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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 7 (26th April '21)

Postby Sam » April 26th, 2021, 12:22 pm

nooboostar:
Glad you enjoyed it! I've played a few of the premade 'hoods, but I must admit most people seem to avoid Desiderata? I've been having a great time with them! :)

peachy:
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A nice change of pace!


Anne:
I've never really played them much before this, they're quite an interesting bunch!! I've really enjoyed getting to know them!

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Re: Desiderata Valley - Round 1 Part 7 (26th April '21)

Postby nooboostar » April 29th, 2021, 2:59 am

Another fun update! Congrats to Violet for maintaining a 4.0 despite being a party animal and social butterfly, I'm sure that's emotionally exhausting. :heavybreathing: It was nice to see the SSU pre-mades as well (love the makeovers you gave to the Sorority girls, btw). Looking forward to the next playthrough of DV! :)
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