>> Friday, July 4, 2008
I play a slow game. There are four seasons in one year. Life stages are as follows:
Baby - 2 seasons
Toddler - 1 year
child - 3 years
teen - 4 years
Adult (including YA years) - 10 years
Elder - my discretion
This is still being worked on of course as I play. Most seasons have about 10 or 12 entries in general.
My sim holidays get their cues from the Seasons EP of course. I do usually play through the holidays, but I haven't really worked them into any stories. None of them have any proper names at the moment, but I'll update them if something pops into my head.
Spring - Romance season. Usually have dances for the teens during this time. A good way to let someone know you care is to bake something sweet to give them during this time. Parents also celebrate their unions during this time (much like IRL anniveraries) by hiring a baby sitter and going out for a night on the town.
Summer - This is the season when the sims arrived in Tierra de Legado. The whole town gets together for a large block party on the beach where they crash landed. It's also tax season, so they need to let loose.
Fall - Back to school season. Students head off to college during this time, young students also start school again. Teachers usually are invited to dinner at the homes of their students. They will also open the doors of their schools to let in the general public.
Winter - Time for family. Sims will have huge family reunions or small gatherings of immediate families. Either way, it is a time for family to get together and be thankful that they have each other.