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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Frances J. Worthington: Week 3

 For a while now, I have noticed some strange graphics phenomenon in New Maximiliania: Several lots appear to lay across each other, without me having placed them so. You know there is no custom content in my game, so that can not be the reason. My suspicion is that, at some stage, nearly every lot in the game CAN become corrupted, and somehow, this is what must have happened here.For instance, look at Frances Worthington's house - it disappears half way into another building which I definitely have NOT placed there!
        But let's look at Frances and Kim first, peacefully asleep on this Monday morning of his 3rd week after graduating. Don't you find it irritating, too, that his first name is spelled wrongly? It should be Francis, not Frances - Francis is the male, and Frances the female version of this name. But the people who typed the names and other texts in the game made this and several other errors, and we have to live with it (or change the name by cheat).
        Frances' dog Abbey still lives here, too, but as usual, she prefers resting outside instead of in the house.Both pets work in order to fulfill Frances' lifetime want of having 6 pets reach the top of their careers. So far, Abbey has reached the top of the Service career, and Kim that of the Showbiz one. I don't know for sure whether it will count towards the LTW if instead of 6 pets reaching the top of one career each it will also work with two pets reaching the top of three careers each. We'll see.
        The strange graphics bug means half of Frances' living room and all of his kitchen is invisible, hidden behind the wall of the next building. The staircase in the back does not belong to him, but to the other building; he can not go there, though.
        Later that Monday, Mickey Dosser pays his old friend from uni a visit.
        Frances can access his "secret" kitchen behind the wall without any problem.
        Abbey comes home with a promotion to Stunt Double.
        Before playing Tuesday on this lot, I remove the other building from neighbourhood view. It makes the game freeze (not crash), but upon reloading it and re-entering this lot, I find the building gone. There still is another overlaying building, though, at the back of Frances' house. The swing set you can see to the right of the house is part of that other lot and can not be used by Frances.
        That Tuesday, Helena Stacks walks by and is greeted by Frances. She is familiar with witchcraft; her father, Matthew Hart, learned the craft a long time ago from his old friend Herbert Goodie.
        Most of the time, all Frances does with his magic abilities is to delete the water puddles frequently found outside (from Abbey) or in the bath room (from washing Abbey).
        It is Wednesday morning and Frances is happy that his entire house is visible once more.
        He makes use of his spare time by producing more reagents for his spells.       
For her next promotion, Kim the cat needs to learn how to "shake hands" (or paws).
        During a thunderstorm, lightning strikes the sculpture outside, much to Abbey's distress. But the rain is still coming down enough to put out the flames quickly.
        It is still raining when Frances spots Xander Roth walking by.
       He is followed a little later by Giselle Goth.
        Early on Thursday morning, Kim returns from work with a promotion to Therapy Pet.
        Do you remember how Abbey NEVER slept in the dog house? This is actually the very first time I see her in there! For the rest of the week, she will be using the house once more, still much preferring the grass or the pavement.
        Today, Abbey reaches the top of her second career (Showbiz): She is now a Star. That's half of Frances' LTW fulfilled (if it counts). Frances immediately rings Abbey's work place to quit that job, and finds her a position in the Security Career, to start later the same day.
        Callum Capp walks by and is greeted by Frances.
        That was some day for Abbey! She comes home from her first time on the new job already with a promotion and is now a Guard Pet.
       On Friday, Frances welcomes Hailey Hart. She is Helena Stacks' half sister, also daughter of Matthew Hart, the Good Warlock, and has recently moved back to New Maximiliania after graduation.
        Frances shows the wish to buy new clothes, and frankly, I am sick of his Warlock outfit. So I send him to the "Round Barn".
        As soon as he arrives there, Frances shows the wish to sell lemonade. He sits behind the child-sized lemonade stand, not minding the bemused looks he gets from Jimmy Phoenix and Blossom Moonbeam. Hardly surprising, nobody buys from him, although he spends a couple of hours there.
        Eventually, he goes inside to buy first some clothes and then stock up on groceries.
        Back home, he repairs his broken computer, wishing there was a spell to fix it.       
Saturday morning, I catch Frances hugging Kim on his own accord. She needs to learn to "Come Here" before her next promotion, and Frances teaches her that command during the day.       
He also studies some new spells in his spell book.
        On Sunday, he has a lone burger. Most of his time is taken up caring for his pets, but he also is on the phone to at least one friend every day.

        Just as Sunday starts to slip into Monday, Abbey returns with a promotion to Contraband Sniffer.

How much longer before one of Frances' pets will reach top of their career next? Is Frances going to stay alone when it comes to human company, or is there someone out there for him?


  1. doesn't matter if you have downloads/hacks it just glitches. I thought you might have moved Frances out on the first day, but you kept going. Hopefully no other houses are like that. Has Frances got any bolts for anyone. Lovely read

    1. Yes, if the removal of the mysterious lots would not have worked, finding a new home for Frances would have been the next step.
      Frances has two bolts for several ladies but all of them are already married or at least live with their man.

    2. It's very odd about the glitches but it does happen over time. At least you could remove the building. :)
      I do find the spelling mistakes irritating but I suppose it's only human. :)
      I like Francis' new look. :)

    3. You're right about everything :-)
      I just hope that, by the time I'll get round to re-organizing New Max, the game won't freeze every time I want to shift a lot!


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