Marty, Jeannie, and Marika all stayed at the party until late, and were exhausted for their first classes the next morning. Fortunately, after not even half an hour sleeping in class, their energy was up to full again.
This tone is so efficient that I rarely worry about having my sims get to bed early on Sundays or Tuesdays; the tiny performance hit from sleeping in class is definitely worth it, especially if sims spend their freed up nights raising their skills.
Jeannie snacked on a coursemate between classes, but by lunchtime Marty and Marika were very hungry. They didn’t really have time to go anywhere, so they ate some conjured veggie rolls in the rain.
I had everyone ‘try hard’ for the last half an hour of their final class of the day. The extra effort stressed them out, so afterwards I sent them to the bowling alley for some fun.
By nightfall, though, it was time for a little more work. For Jeannie, this meant a trip to the gym.
Marty can raise his charisma just by talking to other sims, so he was free to attend another party at the fraternity house, where he got to know one more of the sims from his dorm, Shae Rexburg.
Marika is training to be a doctor, but logic (the only skill required in the medical career) does nothing for the Science & Medicine degree: it’s just gardening, science, and fishing. I guess now would be a good time to acknowledge that I don’t really like the selection of subjects available. I’d have loved to have seen a wider array of traditional academic disciplines – Maths, Philosophy, History, etc. This pack would also have been the perfect opportunity to add a Law or Psychology career, along with a degree to match. Oh, and obviously it would help if the medical degree actually encouraged you to raise the skills you need for the medical career.
I decided to have Marika work on her science skill just enough to raise her performance up a bit. When that’s looking better, she’ll have some free time to work on her logic. Don’t worry, I’ll be showing the new science object off properly with another sim later on.
The next day, Marty and Marika had lectures in the SU. Marika’s tutor didn’t show up.
Marty’s did, along with half the campus.
Jeannie had a special class in which she used her degree object, the anatomy skeleton. I don’t usually bother with these, or with the SU lectures. Your sims really aren’t significantly penalized for not attending, and I’d rather they had the whole day free to do other things.
Still, they do provide good opportunities for meeting coursemates. Jeannie discovered she shares the flirty and athletic traits with one of hers, Mugsy Brotoaski.
Marty introduced himself to his tutor.
Marika was falling a little behind the others academically, so I had her take some classes in science, gardening, and fishing.
Jeannie took Mugsy out on a date. They went to see a film and then for a game of pool at The Grotto.
Marty joined them a little later on, bringing them some mac and cheese.
They didn’t get back to their dorm until the early hours of the morning. Marty and Marika read skill books, while Jeannie napped on the sofa.
Veggie rolls for breakfast.
Wednesday’s classes had the usual rhythm – half an hour of sleeping at the beginning, half an hour of trying hard at the end, and normal effort for everything in between. Afterwards, the friends gathered at the coffee shop to talk about their days.
On Thursday, it was Jeannie’s turn for an SU lecture, while Marika and Marty got to use their degree objects – the anatomy skeleton again for Marika and a business planner for Marty.
Afterwards, everyone went home for a little more skilling and an early night. Positive moodlets hugely impact the chances of exam success, which meant starting the day with plates of baked angel cake.
Everyone passed with flying colours. Marty threw a bonfire party in the woods to celebrate.
I didn’t edit most of the guests’ outfits. That much time in CAS would almost certainly have crashed my game.
Marty made some new jock friends.
It was Jeannie, though, who was first to reach level eight jock influence and earn the extra trait. She rolled loves the outdoors, which Mugsy has too, so now they have even more in common. They shared a passionate first kiss.