I know it's been forever since I blogged consistently. It's something I always feel really guilty about. I hate reading a blog and then having it just stop and leave me hanging. Yet I have done that quite a bit lately. For that I am sorry.
I've been bored and restless the last few months. I can't seem to stick to one thing in life or in simming. I got this crazy idea that I would do the Royal Kingdom Challenge. I downloaded all the period clothing and items. I set up the neighborhood. I spent hours making sims and setting it all up. Then I tried to play it. I just couldn't get into it. I felt nothing towards my sims. They could have all died for all I cared. So I created yet another new neighborhood and installed the Warrior Family that I got from Wen. They were fun. They got me wanting to play again. Problem is I'm not good at playing without some sort of goals.
So I was reading some blogs. I haven't in a really long time. I started reading Angelos Town from the beginning. In between the prosperity there was a Build A City Challenge (whose town name I am sad to say I can't recall right now). I've tried that challenge before. I had the same problem I always do. I made all the sims...so they were all just alike. I'm not good with variety. So I soon lose interest.
Which brings me back around to the point of this entry. I have started a new Build A City Challenge using modified rules that I have snatched from here, there, yonder and about. I started with a clean neighborhood. The vacation townies will look familiar as I have not cleaned that up but otherwise no starting townies. I did however download some sims to make into townies. I would like to thank everyone who gives us their wonderful sims to torture...um, that is play around with. Without ya'll, people like me would be playing in a world of serious, nice, neat sim freaks.
So I've used others creations to make custom townies. In some cases I used their suggested names, aspirations, etc. In others I made some changes. But, the city and it's occupants are different and unique which is what I wanted. I created the founder myself. Stock elf which is my favorite. I am planning on using Fellowship sims to add into the neighborhood as it grows. I love the Fellowship Sims. I have played some of them but not all so this is my chance to play with some of my favorites and some I haven't gotten my hands on before.
Now I'd like to say that I will be constantly blogging. That I wouldn't fall behind and I wouldn't give up. But I try not to lie to others. Only myself. I'm currently playing round three. I play seasons not weeks. I'm going to try to blog. I've even got a plan to help me keep up my blogging. I wish I owned a lap top but I don't. So anyway....
If you are interested, stay tuned for the tale of New Hope, a Build a City Challenge City.
Thanks as always for reading my ramblings.