I've really gotta start locking the doors at night.Family Life
Robots are just like any other Sim, but with some added bonuses. They never need to bathe, and while they can eat normal food (although not as effectively as normal Sims), they can also instantly fill their artificial bellies with something special.
Being scrap metal.
Luckily, we still have all those pipes from the junkyard.
It takes only seconds for a robot to eat scrap for food, and it fills them up completely. It's pretty handy.
Pierre's main use is going to be cleaning up the house and babysitting. We'll figure what to do with him when Khan and Kendel are all grown up when the time comes.
Tomorrow, I'll have Pierre plan a new outfit for Kendel.
Now robots do have a few...downsides. If they don't get enough entertainment or socialization, they'll go berzerk and start breaking things and blowing people up.
They'll also power down should their scrap or energy reserves empty. They'll need to be repaired by somebody else should this situation arise.
You've seen how to refill a robot's scrap supplies. Energy supplies are a bit...different. And I don't have the proper receptacle for such a thing.
The "receptacle" being a "bed".
Yep. Robots sleep like any other Sim.
Between Kendel's bed and Gengis and Blaise's bed, there isn't a place for Pierre to sleep.Say: Adolescent unit awoken.
Say: Infant unit stabilized.
Say, triumphantly: Sanitation processes completed.
Say: Commencing assessment of "kitchen" area--
Say, surprised: Oh? What is this?
Say: Databases contain no record of this device.
Say: Analysis detects minute micro-particle emission upon activation.
Say: Sensors...tingling from emission. Conducting further analysis.
Say: Databases do not recognize sensory information being collected, but analysis indicate high enjoyment resulting from the emissions of this device.
Say: SENSORY OVERLOAD
Say, panicked: WHAT ARE THESE SENSATIONS I AM FEELING?
Okay, let's see if Pierre has actually done his job.
Well...the house LOOKS clean...Khan's asleep and Kendel's getting ready for her first day of school.
Looks good, so far.
You know, I knew making automatic sprinklers would come and bite me back one day.
"And so that's how I learned that violence actually was the answer all along! So make sure you treat anybody who gives you lip in school today the same way.
Oh boy, waffles. They're your favorite, aren't they Gengis?
Well too bad. Go and fix Pierre, we need to get Kendel's outfit ready before the bus comes.
Did I forget to mention? Robots and water don't mix well, so they power down as if they would if their scrap or energy reserves empty.
Repairing them does not improve their reserves, so you need to fix them up right away if they power down from a lack of scrap or energy.
However, you can also do something extra while they're powered down--reprogram them! I think I'll change Pierre's needs to better suit a robot-maid. And maybe give him an Egyptian accent to match his name, for giggles.
Hah! Wow! He really does
have an Egyptian accent now!
Too bad it doesn't translate very well into text-form.
Oh well, time for Kendel's new clothes.Say, apologetically: Rest assured...adolescent unit. I have scanned these clothing designs to match appealing styles found in popular culture.
...Yeah, popular culture from the 80's.
Every kid in school is probably going to prancing about in just t-shirts and jeans, and then here comes Kendel in her fancy dress and sandals.
Well, time for everybody to head to work and school. Khan and Pierre are staying home, where Khan will do baby things, and Pierre will clean up those "baby things".
Gengis is going to be working a 9 to 7 workday. A bit harsh, but it makes multitasking this family of five a bit easier. Don't worry, a promotion or two and he'll start working shorter hours at the hospital.
And here at the firestation, everything has gone to Hell with the firetruck barely even able to start, the alarms hardly working, and Tim, whom of which hasn't bathed since Khan was born.
We're hurting for cash, especially since we just paid the last day of our maid services now that we have Pierre. It doesn't help that there hasn't even been an emergency, so all Blaise can do is catch up on her painting.
Anyways, it's about time Kendel got out of school. Every day, Kendel has homework to do from school. School is just like a job, except you don't get paid. So you can still goof around or make friends there.
Uhh...and I guess Kendel doesn't know she can do her homework on the table?
Pierre awkwardly sits down next to Kendel, trying to look nonchalant.Say, nervously: Hello, adolescent unit. I have analyzed that you are completing your "English" homework.
Say: It would greatly please Creator if I were to assist you. He has programmed me with his intellect, so analysis indicates a 95% satisfaction rate from Creator.
Say: You want to carry the "2".
And so ends Blaise's work day.
Also I don't know if I've mentioned this yet, but I did manage to land Blaise this sweet SUV a little while ago.
Kendel's homework is done, the house is clean, and Gengis is the only one who can cook without burning down the house...Entirely.
Nothing left to do but play a family game of...
It's a great way for the family to bond together.
Except Pierre is the biggest cheater since he just uses his rocket boots to catch up when nobody's looking.
Gengis and Kendel have been getting along nicely. They even synchronize their knuckle-cracking.
And so the family sits down for dinner.
"The robot helped you with your homework!? That irks me...but just a little. About 5%, I'd say. Meet me on the kitchen floor.
"Your English homework is about 'etymology'!? That's disgusting! Here's my answer, gimmie that paper. How's a threat to break that teacher's kneecaps sound?
As fun as that would be, Gengis's pager goes off. There's an emergency down at the hospital.
Being a nurse isn't the easiest job, but somebody's got to do it. I'm just concerned that they're letting Gengis be that "somebody".
If you have any suggestions on how the Garrson family should spend tomorrow, additions or changes in their clothing or house, or anything else just post them in this thread.