I haven’t been well this week, so I’ve been working at home and I haven’t been out anywhere in the evenings or weekends – which has meant my evenings and weekends have been spent simming (inbetween sleeping)… and that means another Daye update, a mere week after the last one! Enjoy as we go back and forth between the future, the present and island living…
The Dayes are back again in Dayes of Plenty – whereby our supernatural mania goes a bit crazy.
The Knights are children at the moment so watch this space for them.
The Dayes are back in a post that seems quite short but represents a LONG time of playing: Six degrees of sim frustration. Eh. The Knights’ next gen have been born and I’m hoping to update both again by the end of the month.
I am very aware of the irony of an ultra-speedy legacy being the least frequently updated thing ever, but the Knights are back in 6. It’s hip to be square. Gen 7 are children now, so you may see them this side of Christmas.
The Dayes are also back, in Ten’s Nervous Headache.
Also, for those interested the the research side of things, I’ve submitted a paper about Simblr that will hopefully come out next year, am working on one about Electronic Arts which I’m intending to submit once TS4 is out and I have a couple more planned to work on over the next few months. Will keep you posted.
So the Gen 10 heir has taken over and the Dayes are off back to uni in Starter for Ten. I have pretty much enough for another post soon as well…
…now to see if I can get through more than an hour of the Knights…
The time has come for another heir to take on the somewhat dubious honour of holding the reins of the Daye family. So have a read of the new update, Sometimes you win and vote in the poll at the end!
So, I’ve been busy here with real life as usual, but I snuck out a new Dayes chapter last night and I’m hoping another one will come soon-ish (along with Gen 10 heir poll): What does the Fox spray?. Knights might have to wait a while, until I next have some time off work – I have plenty of leave coming up over the summer.
Been a while, but they’re back: Make one change – bitch at Quorn
The Knights are lucky I love them because the amount of crashing and freezing they put me through… anyway, a new chapter has finally been squeezed out: 5. Starry Starry Knights.
The Dayes are being just as annoying, but in different ways, in their new chapter In which I want to kill Dracula all over again.
Oh, the fun of being off work for a few days – two Dayes updates for you!
We fail at going Into the Future in Future-Proof and we repeatedly fail at sim-killing in Killing in the Name Of. We also get very sad about Twallan’s retirement when our game glitches all the freaking time and we realise we can’t ask him how to make it better any more (but thank you for EVERYTHING, Twallan, you are a LEGEND).
Rejoice! After all the glitching and crashing in the world, I’ve finally managed to play through the stripe generation of the Knights (so much for ultra-speedy) in 4. Knight Lines (don’t do it). As if that wasn’t enough, Taken 60. Almost there is also up. Not only that, but the Dayes are back in Things you do when you’re losing the will. Have at them!
So, I got a new computer. And it’s way faster and the graphics are better. The final Dayes update from the old computer, Starlight Distress, is up now. And over the weekend, I snuck out a new Taken chapter, 57. University (very topical given the academic year has just restarted). Annoyingly I can’t find the save I need for the next chapter so that will mean some “fun” restaging before I can update. Blech. The best news though is that the new computer has made the Knights work!! Well, they still crash to desktop, but I’m getting an hour or so’s play at a time from them which is the most I’ve managed in months. They’re even part-way through becoming teenagers! So I might be able to update them soon, which makes me very happy (assuming I can retrieve all the screenshots of them as babies/toddlers from my old computer anyway).
Have a slight spoiler as a present!
Well, Bathory may have turned her back on me, but I haven’t forgotten her. After my game has started functioning again (ish, the poor Knights), the Dayes are back in Uni Dayes. Did any of them pass any exams?
In the banner this month, we see Pepperoni Daye as the Fifth Doctor, Mr Muscle Daye as Adric, Rae Kyoti as Tegan and Mozzy Daye as Nyssa. That means for the June banner I have to find something approximating THAT COAT. No idea how that will happen.
I see the release of Sims 4 has been met more with indifference than excitement – I feel ya. Sims 3 still feels a lot for most computers to handle, so Sims 4 might just blow them all up (look at all the graphics card blowouts etc people got from TS3 and the tons of mods that have been needed to stop it crashing, limit the FPS, limit the memory blowouts etc – never mind all those we have needed for gameplay!). On the other hand, it might be nice to play something more stripped back after the bloat of CC and EPs that my own game is groaning under the weight of.
Rest assured, Taken and Knights will finish within Sims 3 and the Dayes are committed to still experimenting with all the game has to offer – in all the EPs and SPs (but probably not all the store worlds as really not sure I can be bothered forking out for any more than the ones I already have and never play). Not sure where it leaves Kingsfield although I don’t want to write it off just yet – I may think about restarting it in TS4 and playing that as my main game with a side game of a Dayes offshoot that does everything TS4 has to offer once their TS3 counterparts are exhausted – which probably won’t be until TS5 the rate I’m going and the amount we have left to try. We’ll see how all these things go, I guess. I loved TS1 and 3 but not TS2 so I can see me being an every other game kind of simmer but I will probably get the TS4 base game and give it a shot unless it looks completely broken or requires online play (o hai the latest Sim City which I do not have even though I would have liked to have it if it were an offline game).
Also: I know the links are still out of date. I had an office clear-out / tidy-up the other week, am going to have to do the same at home with moving house coming up, so maybe the bug will spread to the blog…
Boring real-life whining after the cut, should you be interested.
After two years as heir – the longest ever heirship in a legacy that didn’t go on a hiatus?? – Puddle Daye has passed on the baton.
Who to? Well, read the latest Dayes update, Heir We Go Again to find out.
As for my other stories, the Knights have had babies… plenty of babies… I haven’t played much lately, but I recently had a birthday and the latest stuff pack has arrived, with University on its way so I’m very excited about seeing how the uni expansion might work with Kingsfield. And I’ll try and update Taken within the next week or so.
As for the banner this month – Cartland Knight as the Third Doctor and Bebe Populous as Jo Grant, out for a ride in Bessie.
There’s a new Dayes update, Seasons in the Sun, which should be the first of two over the next few days as I’ve got loads of shots left and also hope to play a bit. Kingsfield should be updated in the next few days too.
Don’t get used to this…
The joys of having a few days off work… I’ve been playing the Dayes a lot. And although I’ve been putting it off, I think the time has come to send some of them a-simporting, so if you want to host my sims/have me host yours, let me know. I don’t entirely trust this whole system but we’ll see how it goes.
As you know (I assume) I’m a big Doctor Who fan, and it’s the 50th anniversary this year so I’m updating my banner each month in homage – this month, Echo Lazrus, Cassandra Goth, Golem Knight and Thomas Daye are trying to be the First DOctor, Ian, Susan and Barbara. Needless to say no-one is going to look especially like the characters they’re trying to be…
I had hoped to update Kingsfield and Taken by now, but the best laid plans and all that.
May your Dayes be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be Knight!
Happy Christmas everyone!
I know it’s been a while. My job has been incredibly full-on of late – and continues to be so – and in addition to that, not only was I directing a play, but I had to stand in for one of the actors at the last minute. I’ve also been at a conference one weekend and trying to find time to see friends and family and keep up with the creative writing course I’m doing. I’m very tired, as you can probably tell! My computer’s also being a bit iffy with the game as often is the case… and I will get Seasons eventually but I don’t have it yet.
Anyway, I’m missing all your blogs and my own sims, although I have been keeping my hand in with Boolprop’s Next Top Model, and I’ve managed to get a new Dayes of Our Lives chapter up: Supernatural High. The Knights will be next, then Taken. Kingsfield will be back in time for Christmas I think.
The Dayes are back with some new babies, and an accident… Don’t Have a Cowplant, Man.
Sorry this took a while – I’ve had the shots for ages (and have the shots for most of the next chapter too) but the effort of doing a full blog post has been a bit daunting especially as I’ve had lots of other things on. Anyway – a chapter in which I go somewhat mental: A kind of madness. In a sort of opposite turn of events, I have written the next five (FIVE) chapters of Taken but don’t have any images for them yet. Sorry. I’ll get round to it soon. I’m in a bad mood with Kingsfield because my game crashed moments before a save prompt after a bunch of building ><. The Knights are also having a lot of issues, although I've managed to at least birth their next generation. So everything is on the way… at some point.
I'm just starting the second phase of my sims research, by the way, so some of you will be hearing from me about that fairly soon.
It’s been a lot longer than I anticipated, but they’re back in Starlight Express and I’ve been playing them a lot so expect a new chapter sooner rather than later.
Not sure when the other blogs will update as I haven’t touched any of their saves for a while. But I hope to get onto Taken and Kingsfield again soon – I’m just having too much fun with the Dayes right now…
Feels like it’s been a while, but new Dayes of Our Lives: Karaoke King where, as usual, the spares(or rather, the spares’ children) get all the blog time. But that’s because they’re awesome.
Things will slow down a bit from next week, I expect, but for now, here’s a new Dayes of Our Lives update: F is for Fantastic, right?