After playing The Sims 3 for the last couple of months, I've been really been getting into the game and have discovered new things that I had never known before. I recently purchased additional expansion packs (Pets, World Adventures, and Generations [I haven't installed this one yet]), and they really keep things interesting whereas the original two expansion packs I bought didn't keep me entertained.
So here's the drill as to what's happened since April: Raspberry Torte was electrocuted to death and was taken away by the Grim Reaper, and thankfully I thought to not save the game and reopen it so she would be alive again, Huckleberry Pie and Cherry Jam are now a part of the cast, and I've managed to create Berry Bitty City within the game.
Initially, I made a second, larger house for Strawberry and her friends, but I ended up ruining it when I started messing around with the landscaping and made the floors sink in the house. I was beyond irritated with myself considering that house took me several hours to make over a span of a few days, but that opened a new window for me to try something else: to create Berry Bitty City. This was the only picture I had of the other house before I basically destroyed it by accident; I wasn't finished with it yet when I took the photo.
|Berry Bitty City - Phase 1|
|Berry Bitty City - Phase 2|
In addition, I've given each of the characters' houses its own distinct features that will make the other Sims visit one another's households. For example, if I gave all of them kitchens, none of them would have a reason to visit Strawberry's café. With this in mind, Strawberry is the only one who has a kitchen, just like Blueberry and Huck are the only ones with computers (for story-writing), Raspberry's the only one with a gem cutter, and so on. I can't think of what to give Orange, though. She owns a general store, of course, but what can I give her in the game that will make her house seem like one? A bunch of refrigerators? Nah. She obviously can't own a grocery store since I don't have the Ambitions expansion pack (even though I don't even know if Sims can own grocery stores in that game), so I'm pretty stumped with her house. I'll manage to think of something, but if you have any ideas in mind, feel free to leave a comment below.
Since Sweet and Sour can't live on the lot, I demolished their restaurant and put a stage area there instead. On the far right of the above picture was supposed to be their dwelling, but that's now where Strawberry and the Sweet Beats will have band practice (I didn't even know the Sims could form bands until I made mine play instruments - cool!).
It's taken me several weeks to build Berry Bitty City, and I'm still not finished with it (Orange's store, plus I need to finish decorating Blueberry's house), but I am happy with what I've done so far - in my opinion, the houses pretty much look like theirs, but in Sim form. Of course I couldn't create exact replicas, which means I can't make Strawberry's house strawberry-shaped, etc, but at least you should be able to tell whose is whose.
|Strawberry Café - (I should have taken more pictures: it's snowing and the game isn't fully loaded, but at least it's showing most of it. Cherry's house is sitting in the background on the far left - I made it fairly small to represent her tour bus.|