So non-torchholder siblings absolutely get moved off the lot when they reach adulthood (or YA, if you want to send everyone to Uni). It's just the torch holders and their spouses, including the previous generation's torch holder + spouse, that should stay on the lot.
Originally Posted by grammapat
Original also said that if a teen was in love they could take their intended with them (HOW?!) and then you COULD control both while in college.
I'm surprised the original rules let you control two Sims in Uni, but I suppose that's to make sure the Sims graduate. Without control, an unskilled Sim is almost sure to flunk out. The "how" of sending a teen you're not playing to Uni is easy -- there's an option to send Sims to Uni from the neighborhood view. The great thing is that this applies to any teen in the neighborhood (except teens from Vacation 'hoods), so you can send townie teens or teens from other households.
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Finally peeked at her: she still shows the college stuff (still mid soph year)! Must be a glitch, as I HAVE invited college people to move in. I had forgotten when you do that you can SEE them become adult. So I used tombstone to age her..WRONG! She went right to old age! But she HAD one child. He's now a teen and this is draaaagin on. At least dad is plat (but don't know why, he's not max skilled. And even though he's at top of job, it's not what he wanted (I picked random, as I think that is required).
I'm on 5th generation, was going to post some pics, but it's no fun if nobody is watching, playing, responding.
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**ETA** Actually, having just reread the rules the mods I use aren't actually that cheaty :-) So it'll pretty much be a standard ISBI challenge, really.....
I started with my founder, Izetta Snow. She married a man from a family of siblings i made (the site for rules said i could do that as long as i didn't play the partner's family)
He was named Gage, and they had 2 children, Marcos and Saul (im using names i generated online at Listofrandomnames.com)
I decided to go with Marcos as Torch-Holder And her married Snowfall , a girl from a house-full of roomies. They had Chas, Graham Susana and Ahmed, Izetta decided to make cheesecake on Snowfall's Final pregnancy
During Snowfall's pregnancy with the twins, Izetta died at 66 days old Two days later on Chas's teenage b-day Gage died . i went with Graham as Torch-holder and then got my first were-wolf in-game (Marcos) so i decided to make every Torch-holder and partner were-wolves. Graham married Stewette, one of Snowfall's Roomies, While stewette was pregnant with her only child Betsey, she died. Luckily i had a Grim phone, so i got her back. but she came back as a zombie. so i have 3 were-wolves, a zombie were-wolf, and a toddler right now. D:
( i'm trying to go SIXTEEN generations wish me luck!)
Challenges in the making:
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So here is my founder, Victoria Price, trying to acquire her first cooking skill point before the inevitable welcome wagon shows up. I have put her in she cheapest house available which is placed in Albion, a town I created some while back especially for things like legacies and challenges - when I got around to them. Other than testing the lots I created I've never played it before.
Pretty soon this lot showed up. That's Peter Ottomas, of course. The only other pre-mades in town, so far as I remember, are the Larsons and Chester Gieke there. With her back to the camera is Lizzy King, who's one of mine.
I don't know what possessed me to include Chester: he is definitely on the 'creepy' side.
No, Chester is definitely NOT potential heir breeding stock!
When guests just hang around the place, and you need to be up bright and early for work in the morning, sometimes a subtle hint is in order.
"What? You say there's an unexploded bomb under my house? Surely not!"
The next day it was time to start spouse hunting. Since Victoria needs to eat as well as socialize, I sent her out to places where she can do both.
Now this may be cheating, I'm not sure. But I don't care, I'm going with it. When I was setting up Albion I created a lot of new sims, placed them on a lot and 'townified' them. Chiefly it was to give the place more individuality, and also I didn't fancy condemning my founders and heirs to the usual cast of Maxis pre-mades and townies. Anyway, the deed is done.
So, inside the bar, Victoria met this guy sitting at the piano. He's one of the aforementioned 'custom townies' and his name is Andy Warren. Vicky went in with all guns blazing.
Things might have gone more smoothly without this guy buzzing about like a blow fly! But by the time Vicky started complaining about being sleepy, they were up to 'friends'. Tony has one lightning bolt of chemistry with her but, other than having her turn on the 'charm' I didn't push the flirting too hard.
The following evening I sent Victoria to the Blue Oyster Diner, and she ran into Andy there too. I was still determined to take things slowly and not risk losing what I'd gained but my sims had other ideas. I had Vicky try and 'sweet talk' Andy, which he reacted negatively to at first, but the next thing I knew they were in the photo booth together. Whatever pictures they got would certainly be interesting!
Vicky then started talking about her other hobbies, but somehow I don't think Tony was listening.
She had the next day off from work, so she invited Tony over, and one thing led to another...
...and another! He was a bit stand-offish about actually moving in, but she invited him to sleep over. Well, they did sleep eventually, but time being short, I decided it was time to start working on the next generation.
And, finally, he agreed to move in! So now the challenge begins in earnest!
There was just one little matter that needed settling before things started getting hectic. Vicky had rolled the wish to throw a big wedding party, but since she hardly knows anybody, I thought we'd just make do with the wedding arch. It was a 'white wedding' in the sense that it was snowing.
Later that same day this happened.
'This' being Harry Price by name. I decided that they would take Victoria's surname from here on, since she is the founder. Notice that she somehow acquired some awful looking eye-shadow once she changed back into casuals. I had to use the mirror on the wall to fix matters.
I was informed that she would have 3 days off from work to take care of baby, but she went to work anyway. She was actually in the car and gone before I could stop her, so this is actually just another picture of her going to work I just happened to take.
Fortunately I'd already called the Nanny. Can't remember this one's name, Karen something? She kept taking Harry out of the crib and putting him back, so he didn't get much shut-eye, but at least she fed and changed him.
Here's a quick summary of things so far:
-1st generation founder Jane had one child, a boy, John, with one of her 50 dates. After fulfilling her crazy LTW, she finally settled down, marrying a local postman called Barney.
-Later, her son, 2nd gen heir John, asks his townie father Carbrey to move in with them also. John finds a beautiful criminal wife, Kellie, trough a blind date. John and Kellie have 4 children in total. Barney and Carbrey become enemies, fighting daily, for both of them are in love with Jane. Speaking of Jane, she is enjoying the situation. Finally Barney throws the towel on the ground and gives up with his marriage with Jane. Kellie and Barney have a fling and Kellie becomes pregnant with Barney's child. John cares for the new baby as if it was his own. When said baby, Barney II becomes a teenager, he has a classic dance with John, which starts a huge family drama with Kellie accusing John of having an affair with her son Barney II. Their butler keeps calling the police after Kellie almost daily.
-Finally 3rd gen heirs Kolina and Janette are taking the throne. Everything is okay after Barney II moved out of the house, except John who is now elder, hates one of his daughter's husband and fights occur daily again. Kolina has 5 children in total and Janette 2. Social services are threatening the family because of poor school grades. Of Kolina's children, her latest triplets are fighting constantly when they hit teenage. I regret choosing to double heir.
-Once all of them are done with university, graduated or not, I can't decide on next heir, so I make a mini survival challenge for them. Again, I end up with double heirs. I hope that they don't make as many babies as the last ones. And that's where I currently am with playing.
Here's a link if anyone wants to have a proper read with pictures: https://strangebumb.livejournal.com/8060.html
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Originally Posted by grammapat
Glad to see your stuffs. I continue to play random ISBI families - I just like the hysteria. Too bad prior entries don't show pictures of all the fun.
Hope that you enjoy. Yeah, it would be nice to see everyone's pictures. This is my first proper ISBI family and I've really enjoyed it!
The beginning was really hard, because the founder was single mom of 5, 2 girls and toddling triplets when her sweet(President, business career, 1400 per day), stupid husband died of starvation after bathing his son... Luckily, the oldest, and now torch-holder grew up into teen just day after.
And now, while current torch-holder's husband and ex royal butler make friends, mother(and founder) make lovers of newspaper boys and co-workers, and babysisting around, snapdragons are producing like in a factory.
Parenting skilled ex-torch-holders and snapdragons can save the day! And normal nannies who prefer bathing than putting babies out of cribs!
Originally Posted by Kailacat
Wow, I really want to try this. Controlling multiple sims for multiple generations can get boring, I guess, if it's a challenge. But this seems less ... I don't know ... high maintenence? Just control one sim and ignore everyone else.