it true that Aries sims fall in love with Taurus, while they are repelled
by both Pisces and Gemini sims? Sims Science announces their new project,
Sims AstroLove, which will involve 8 sims as test subjects and you as the
AstroLOVE will be less ambitious than the SimLOOK project that closed February
2003. This time we will not focus on every single action like counting
how often testsims water plants or do dishes, but look at the relations
only. Involving 2 Aries, 2 Taurus, 2 Geminis and 2 Pisces, each represented
by 1 female and 1 male sim, we want to find out if sims really are attracted
or repelled as according to Sim Astrology.
Daily events in
the AstroLOVE house
testsims will be acting by their free will, but every simday at noon they
will be given a command based on what the situation is like. These commands
will be decided by you!
daily task will be anything from jumping into the love tub together with
another testsim, to be going to Old Town to buy a pet! We have also hired
actors to represent the Goths, the Hicks, the Burbs, the Pleasants and
other well known families, in order to build a normal neighbourhood around
the project. These families might interrupt with the testsims by visiting
the AstroLOVE house, or they might not. Half way into the project there
will even be delivered a Magic tool kit!
in all we are pretty sure the AstroLOVE project will be packed with events,
and from a scientific point of view these events will hopefully affect
on the relations, indirectly. With plenty of input, we should find the
astrological patterns in the relationships as they grow.
You can participate
in many ways!
you a testsim? Are you a scientist? Or are you simply in love?
AstroLOVE will involve the simmish community in many ways. Firstly, any
sim meeting the requirements can apply for a job as one of the 8 testsims
hired for this project.
the project goes on, you can help deciding the testsims' daily task by
voting on what testsim that should be given which command. Every week 2
more simdays will be reported with a mix of scientific facts and a general
soap observation. We at Sims Science will stay as neutral as possible,
leaving it to you to take on the role as scientists searching the reports
for evidence of your theory or simply commenting on the latest development!
meet the following requirements:
be an adult sim
be either Aries, Taurus, Gemini or Pisces.
have at least one skill point in each category (cooking, mechanics etc),
but not more than 15 skill points as a total.
agree to spending time in the AstroLOVE house for the time of the project,
which is probably 10 weeks (25 sim days), but which might take even longer.
If you survive you will return alone to your hood with no paycheque, but
with fans all over Sim Nation. We will provide you with a unique AstroLOVE
will be erased electronically before leaving the house, make sure to write
down what you like to remember when you return from this job.
travel to us (.fam) and send along a photo (as well as your makeup if needed).
It might cause problems if you come from a hood with Studio Town access,
but we might be able to find solutions.
accept whatever clothes we find for you. In the project your astrological
sign will be assigned with a colour which will be a theme for your room
and on your clothes. It doesn't matter if you are colour blind.
accept sharing room with one other testsim of your own astrological sign,
oposite sex. You will be sleeping in separate beds and you will not be
seen as a couple emotionally or technically, only astrologically. You will
be allowed to switch bedroom partner at any time during the project.
accept to follow directions given by the audience (=scientists) of the
AstroLOVE project. We will control that directions will not be dangerous
by intention, but we can not guarantee their consequences.
accept that this job might be the last job you ever do. Security installs
like smoke detectors with each fireplace and stove, but accidents might
applications are accepted
are preparing the AstroLOVE house. The house will be presented September
for what testsims you want to see in the project.
for 1 of 3 interior alternatives per room. If you like to design one of
the alternatives, please contact us before september 25th to get the room
size, colour scheme and other details.
will go through 14 days with internal preparations. On October 16 starts
the voting on what commands there will be given. You can vote on what testsim
to get the command, and what command to be given. Each day of the project
at noon we pick the testsim and activity with the most votes and reset
those two barometers. You can read about the result in the next report.
You will also be welcome to suggest more commands as we will occasionally
replace the one with least votes.
starts, with the first report to follow.