After my last promotion, Melanie called the adoption agency and requested a child, Even though Melanie was expected to work the next day. She stayed home and when the car arrived, Melanie requested a toddler. The girl's name is Emma.
Due to Melanie trying to get Emma's learning in, her dating Kennedy was put to the side. Finally Emma learned to walk, talk and use the potty and even learned some Charisma points. Melanie called on the phone and got a nanny to come over, and then asked Kennedy out on a date. They went out on a couple of dream dates and then Melanie used the energizer to get her needs back up to full before work.
I'm not sure why, but Melanie wasn't able to get promoted in the next few days. She went on several dates and even a couple of outings with Kennedy, leaving Emma with a nanny. By now Emma was a child and had started school. I do let Emma study and get skill points.
Finally Melanie was promoted to CEO! Only one more Promotion to go. She is still making friends, having the want to have 10 best friends.
Three days later, she got her promotion to Business Tycoon. Kennedy was the only one needed to pull strings for her.
Now I am going to switch her over to Law Enforcement to get her long term want. I will also use the string me challenge to do this, so I will post How it goes here.
I think one thing that is essential to help her get promotions is the energizer. I used it both at night before I went on dates and in the morning before I went to work.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Melanie has been going on dates with Kennedy, reaching dream date every time. The next time she went to work, she was promoted to Executive, and brought home someone new. I hung out with her for awhile, getting her up to friend status, then went out on a date with Kennedy again.
The next day she was off, so I invited Kennedy over, and went on a group outing. We spent a couple hours in the pool and kissed and made out. We got up to the level right above the top, then Kennedy had to leave. When he left, I got a pop up saying something about hanging out with intellectuals and giving me one logic point.
Melanie has also done more studying in the cooking skill, and now is level 9. I also invited another Sim over to become friends with Melanie, but just as I was greeting her, Kennedy called to invite me on a dream date. I said yes to Kennedy, and goodbye to the female Sim.
When she went to work the next morning, Melanie got a chance card. She was in a golf tournament with the president of the company. The choices were to play her best, or play poorly. I chose to play her best. The president was impressed, giving Melanie a promotion to Vice president and 2 logic and 2 creativity skill points. I guess it pays to play your best. He also gave her the rest of the day off.
I didn't have long to revel in Melanie being a vice president, as when she arrived at home, Kennedy pulled some more strings and Melanie received a promotion to being a President. Only two more levels to go in the business field. I tried calling Kennedy right after getting home and asking for a date, but he was working. D'oh! Of course he was.
Not only did Melanie get a promotion to being the president, but she checked her mail and got a free dinner coupon! This will be used on the next dream date with Kennedy.
Here is my skills bar. I need two friends, so I think I will take my vacation day and work on getting two of the Sims I have already met up to friend status. I also called the adoption agency and am going to adopt a toddler.
One thing I never noticed before about the business track is the hours seem to be the same or close to the same for all of the jobs so far. they start around 8 or 9 AM and everyone gets off at 4 PM.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I have chosen the String Me Challenge for the sims 2.
The challenge can be found here: STRING ME CHALLENGE
Here is the Sim I decided to use in the Challenge. Her name is Melanie Custer, and she is a popularity Sim. She is an Aries with the following points:
Her LTW is to become Captain Hero, But she is currently in the Business career track since she had an aspiration want to join that business. I let her study one Charisma point, since that is what was needed for to get her first promotion.
On the first day of work, she got a chance card that gave her a promotion and a charisma point.
She also brought home someone from work, Kennedy Vanderbilt, one of my playable sims from the neighborhood. Since he is playable in another house, I checked him out and found out he was a business tycoon already, so she will hopefully be able to use him to get further along.
Her next promotion came two days later without any help. she needed a creativity skill point now, so she wasn't going to get any more promotions on her own. At first I was too tired when I got home from work to do any schmoozing, however I did get an energizer machine, which helped a lot. I now was able to step into the machine upon arriving home from work and getting all my needs up to full.
Since then I have been going on two dates with Kennedy every night, One that she calls for and gets, and the second one when he calls up and invites her downtown about an hour after I get back from the first date.
I do talk to other sims as well, and am now up to 4 friends, including Kennedy. Finally, after about a week, Melanie has got another promotion, this time with Kennedy pulling strings.
This is where she is at right now, A junior Executive. I will play the game again later.
I would like to mention a couple of strange things in my game, even though it has nothing to do with the challenge.
One of the sims that came with the welcome wagon followed Melanie into the bathroom and stood right next to her as she sat on the toilet, peeing. I have had this before, but it is so hilarious.
also, Melanie had a sports party and invited Kennedy and another Sim over. Apparently Kennedy was low on hygiene so he decided to take a shower at Melanie's house. I always thought that Sims visiting the lot couldn't use the shower or bed. I am not sure if this has anything to do with Kennedy being another of my playable sims or not.
That is all for this post. I will try to play the Sims 2 later today and post more later.