Work continues on Plumbridge Island, even though I didn’t get as much time to putter around with it as I hoped over my long weekend. I have finished the terraforming and the roads, at least, and done some preliminary terrain-painting. I’ve placed a few more lots as well and even added some trees. (LOOK! TREES!)
I reshaped the southwestern peninsula a bit and added a beach. There’s also a “harbor walk” (dunno what else to call it) made out of the France bridges. I’m not sure if I want to keep it yet or not, but if I do, I’ll post some pics.
I’ve also decided that Plumbridge Island is now a country unto itself, albeit a tiny one, kind of like Monaco or Liechtenstein, only much, much, MUCH smaller. It has a constitutional monarchy as well as an elected governor who oversees a group of councillors. I know, sounds a bit weird, but I decided I wanted some royalty on my island, so there you go. The military rabbithole will be located on the training grounds of the Royal Guard, near the Palace (a Victorian mansion that I am REALLY looking forward to building).
Speaking of Victorian mansions, I have been experimenting with the awesome Mansion & Garden roof conversion pack made by Goggalor at More Awesome Than You! I created a Second Empire-style house in Sunset Valley, which was great fun, but it’s a bit whimsical-looking; I’d like for the stuff on Plumbridge to look a little more weathered and realistic. Although my lighthouse is a bit on the fanciful side, and I don’t mind that, so who knows. I change my mind daily. I’m like the wind, baby!
Here’s a shot of the interior, which is more modern:
I’ve been experimenting with CAS a little, too. The two Sim-peeps below are currently checking out Niua Simoa (the beautiful world created by kiwi_tea) but will likely end up on Plumbridge Island as two of my main characters.
This is Arlene Pasko; she’s an artsy-fartsy writer type. Her hair is supposed to be a strawberry blonde (more like an extremely pale orange) but in certain outdoor lighting outside of CAS it looks pale pink. D’oh! So she might have a different hair color next time you see her.
This is Arlene’s brother Zack. He’s currently unemployed and basically following his sister around while he figures out what he wants to do with his life. Right now it involves sitting around the firepit on a tropical island, apparently.
Well, that’s about it for now. I’ve also been playing the game (gasp! Shock!) and exploring World Adventures, which is a hoot and a half. I decided to do a mini-challenge of sorts: I took a Sim, plopped him down on the most expensive lot (Legacy-style) and am trying to fulfill his “Seasoned Traveler” lifetime wish, which means he wants to reach Visa Level 3 in China, France, and Egypt. He’s already funded his second trip to Egypt solely on the earnings he made on his first trip. Turns out that adventuring can be a very lucrative career (and way more fun than watching the world zip by on triple-speed while your Sim is at his rabbithole job).