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NutsAndDolts
27th Feb 2011, 4:21 PM
New update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

I got the new expansion, too. Hopefully it will make my "change of scenery" roll for next generation a bit less painful.

There are bugs on the loader, but I don't think there are new bugs or even new insect terrariums. ='( Great sadness.

I kept up with Martin's career because I wanted to see him complete the portfolio, and also I was on a mission to make all of the background men into Han Solos, but I finally did call it quits. From what I read, it's basically impossible to complete the portfolio without cheating.

Paprika will probably retire when she reaches elder, provided I've found the last spirit for her collection (wrathful, I think).

whitewater
27th Feb 2011, 4:58 PM
I love the fisherman above the tank! Greatness!

Awesome update!

mimi250
27th Feb 2011, 5:07 PM
Great update, NutsandDolts! Paprika manages her little family very well. I like Paz's look.. I like your way of decorating too (high in colors).

I think it's Twallan's storyprogression which allow npc to ask your sims moving in their homes.. It doesn't seem to me that EA ever allows it. But maybe I'm mistaken

NutsAndDolts
27th Feb 2011, 5:12 PM
Ooh.. maybe you're right. I didn't even think about that. I don't know what all the SP mod does.

I really love colors. Luckily my sims don't seem to be able to have seizures.

calisims
27th Feb 2011, 5:52 PM
I've had Sims invite to move in playing completely without mods, so it is an EA feature.

I just got my new PC yesterday. I am amazed at how much faster and better everything runs. And the new video card is just wow. Everything looks so pretty. :D

mimi250
27th Feb 2011, 6:14 PM
..I am amazed at how much faster and better everything runs. And the new video card is just wow. Everything looks so pretty. :D

Congratulations :up: . Everything is always faster and better wen you buy a new computer.. in a few months when it will be charged with new files, new folders, new programs and a lot of temporary files you will be able to see a difference.. But it'll be great for your games. And ready for the 4th expansion "sims3 generations" :P

lovelyhera
28th Feb 2011, 2:16 AM
At Gen 6, Gen 7 being born - it's the farthest I've ever gotten in a legacy. Having five kids is really killing me, I'm just thankful I didn't get perfect children. I would record it, but I want to see if I can actually finish a legacy before I start taking pictures. I'm looking forward to Gen 7. - much smaller, and the goal is death eater - i've never made ambrosia before in my game, or done the ghost hunter career so that should be interesting. But I've still got two more kids to have, and then raise, before Gen 7 can take over.

Question - is there anyway to get non vanilla pudding adopted sims? Every time I adopt a sim kid they are completely bland, and since i've never gone more then two generations with pure genetics, I usually have really interesting sims who adopt boring looking kids, and then those boring kids adopt more boring looking kids ad I just fall asleep looking at the screen.

calisims
28th Feb 2011, 4:03 AM
You can use Twallan's master controller to edit your adopted Sims in CAS. That's what some of us have done with our adopted children.
The only way I know of to get non-vanilla puddings without editing them yourself is to use awesomemod. But that is a core mod that changes a lot of aspects of the game, so I would not suggest using it just for that alone without reading up on it first.

Congrats on getting so far in your legacy!

calisims
1st Mar 2011, 1:46 PM
Chapter 31 is up:
http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-31-time-travels.html

NutsAndDolts
1st Mar 2011, 8:26 PM
Great update Calisims! I would have had another, but I've just moved my family to a new lot and am building the new house from scratch. Housplans dot com has not yielded much I can use because I'm a failure at searching, so I've been haphazardly progressing one room at a time.

calisims
1st Mar 2011, 9:26 PM
With Houseplans.com I usually browse by category (Craftsman, mostly, or Cottage, and occasionally Contemporary or Modern) rather than doing a search. But it can be difficult, a lot of houseplans don't translate well into Sims without using advanced build cheats to get attached garages, split levels and split staircases.
I'm looking forward to your next update and seeing the new Archer house. :D

mimi250
1st Mar 2011, 11:33 PM
But it can be difficult, a lot of houseplans don't translate well into Sims without using advanced build cheats to get attached garages, split levels and split staircases.


I am agree...I tried a few times to build houses from the website archiecturaldesign.com.. But it's really hard, the room's sizes are not suitable with sim's houses. So I quicky let it down..

I like your new update. I don't find Briar rose looks like her mother. But she really IS Beau Merrick's granddaughter lol.. She has a special face which would have been more suitable for a vampire..

My update is very short, it's a very quiet family with no really challenges to overcome

Faudel died at 96 days old. He was enjoying his hotub when he passed away

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1581.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1581.php)

His daughters and his wife in grief.. and me too, no more turkey, lobster or angel cake at lunch. So sad...

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-16210.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-16210.php)

Avril continues to save lives in her job. Fortunately she has had many opportunities with a lot of big fires in the neighborood and she has already saved 22 people.. So, she's not so far from fulfilling her LTW. But sometimes, her own life can be in danger.. I thought she was at the point to pass away when she started to burn while trying to extinguish a fire..Fortunately, the guy had a shower at home. :giggler:

I've a strange glitch in the career too. When Avril works, she always wants to wear her normal clothes, not the uniform. So it's annoying to see her working in skirt, top and high-kneels. I think mastercontroller could be responsible of this glitch because with this mod, I've all the outfits unlocked in the CAS. It could explain too why Avril was burning (she hasn't got the protection of her uniform)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1880.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1880.php)

Zoe grew into YA.. She's a lovely girl who is in love with her boyfriend: Rob Barclet (who is a bit older than her). As soon as she turned YA, Rob asked her to marry.. Zoe was agree, of course, and they had a wedding party in the garden, with a lot of guests.. everyone enjoyed the perfect lobster and lemon pie (thanks to the reward which allow to repoduce meals)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1960.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1960.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1970.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1970.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1980.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1980.php)

Happily newlyweds.. I was glad to have a wedding party because it's so rare in my challenge. With all these "single parent" goals which forbid marriage and the kids who have always younger partners (then again teenagers when my non-heirs turn YA), I 've not a lot of opportunities to do wedding parties.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-20110.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-20110.php)

Avril is thinking about the years passed since her own marriage

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2040.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2040.php)

Their first night together was also unforgettable

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2091.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2091.php)


Zoe and her husband moved in a house not far from Avril's house (just across the street)

Tia has a boyfriend too. His name is Jirome. He's a bit strange and secret and Tia is not so in love, in fact. But every teen girl at school has a boyfriend. So she has one too, it's cool...

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-1501.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-1501.php)

One saturday night, she invited Jirome to go to the night club. The stupid guy refused, prefering to read a nice book at home than wriggle his back in a dance club. Tia went alone at the club when she met a really handsome and attractive guy..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2151.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2151.php)

Charismatic as she is (level 8 in charisma) Tia found no problem to start a flirt with the unknown guy. They discussed all the night, which caused tia to be arrested by the cops and to be scolded by her mother because she had forgotten the curfew :faceslap: No more than a flirt, of course, Tia is reasonable and aware that she's too young for a few things ;) .. But she will be YA in 2 days, she's able to wait a bit. When Tia left the club, she had befriended the handsome unknown guy. Her boyfriend Jirome is now far from her thoughts.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2191.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2191.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2261.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2261.php)

Note: I like dance clubs because I always find attractive men for my simmies (more interesting than in real life lol).. So I haven't decided if she'll continue her love relationship with Jirome, but as the game or rather the SP mod seems to have him dated another girl (far less attractive than Tia) It will make things easier for me, Tia being supposed to stay alone.
I don't know anything about the unknown guy, and I'll try to obtain more informations later. Tia will grow into YA in 1 or 2 days. her career is "Fisher". I've added a lot of WA fishes in Barnacle (thanks Calisims for the tips) and she'll be able to find all kind of fishes in her neighboorod.. I find more interest to raise her level in charisma, as she'll have to gain 5 stars of celebrity. So being popular is the main part.

I'd want to modify a rule. I think 5 star celebrity cannot be a career (section C2) because it's already a goal and we can fulfill it only by achieving opportunities. So it's not really a career for me. Dean had this "5-stars" as a goal and when he achieved it, I was wondering if I was allowed to accept more celebrity opportunities (as it would have been more linked to the C2 career than to his goal).. it's a bit confused I think

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 12:21 AM
You threw a lovely wedding party, mimi! Zoe looked beautiful, and her new husband is very handsome. I look forward to seeing what happens with Tia's love life. :D
I loved the picture of Avril with her butt on fire, lol. I seem to remember having a similar problem with Saranya in my first legacy wearing her regular clothes instead of the uniform to fires. But that was a long time ago, I may not remember right.

With Violet and Briar, they both have the same nose, mouth and face shape. It shows most in profile, which is very distinctive. They have different eyes though, which does set them apart. Beau's other two daughters, Bree and Yesenia, have the same nose/mouth/face shape too. The funny thing is, his nose doesn't look like theirs at all, but they obviously all got it from him, since they have different mothers.

I agree with taking Celebrity away as a career and just leaving it as a goal.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 12:44 AM
Calisims...reading your last update, I was thinking about the time machine. Why not add a rule in the "marital status section" asking to have a heir by this way (I haven't seen that in my game but it seems that you can have child from the past or the future by using the machine)...I think the easier thing will be to add this option in the "childless part" of the rules. So it would be "you must find a heir in the neighborood or by the time machine".

If someone has already had kids by this machine, it'll be nice to have more informations on it...

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 1:01 AM
Getting a child from the time machine is pretty rare, actually. Or at least, hard to count on as a way to get an heir. I've played inventors on long life span who 'tried for baby' many times in the machine, but never got a single child. Sometimes the 'child' you get will actually be an elder, so it's not a reliable way to get an heir.
We could add it to the childless rule as an allowed way of getting an heir, but we really can't make it a required method since it is completely up to chance even if you try for it over and over.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 1:35 AM
When I first got Ambitions, I did try for baby twice. Both times, an adult son or daughter appeared several days later. x.x

If we take celebrity out of careers, we'd have to add a rule about not selling the things you get from being one. It's incredibly easy to become a five star celebrity and get loads and loads of stuff, if playing without mods.

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 1:53 AM
Lucky, lol. I tried and tried and never got one. From what I've heard you can also get them from just regular time travel. There's a whole thread here about Time Travel babies, some people get lots of them, and some keep trying but never get any.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 2:05 AM
It's taken hours just to move enough stuff out of family inventory to notice I was missing things. =( I told them to pack everything, but they didn't. Missing Paprika's spirit collection and Martin's fashion sketches. Weird thing is, when I look at the old house, ALL the stuff is there. x.x I may temporarily move Paprika back to liberate all of her father's sketches from the walls, but I'm paranoid to switch households because I don't want all the unique sim-made items I have to vanish.

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 2:13 AM
Yeah, I never trust the game to pack my stuff. I always manually put anything irreplaceable in the inventory myself.
You could make a back up of your hood, then go ahead and move Paprika to the old house to get your stuff. That way if you do lose anything, you could revert to the save.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 3:36 AM
She rescued it and then I went and set up the house the way I wanted. Then the game froze. I'm ready to quit, LOL... =(

I'll back it up next time because chances are it won't work again. =/

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 5:43 AM
When I first got Ambitions, I did try for baby twice. Both times, an adult son or daughter appeared several days later. x.x


I thought a single man or woman was also able to have a child from the past or the future.. so, if a sim has to have a partner for that, it's not really interesting, as "single parent" is often rolled too

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 11:56 AM
I think it's a weird way to secure an heir, but as long as I'm not required to do it, I don't care what everyone else does. =P

But yes, you have to select a partner to try for baby in the time machine. You don't have to be married to them, they just have to be on your lot at the time.

The message with the kid is really weird. It jumps out of the time machine (sometimes a LONG time after the try for baby occurred), informs you that this place is much better than where you abandoned it, and makes itself part of your active family. I take issue with the whole "I abandoned the kid" thing, heh.

Also if you travel to the past, I've read weird things can happen in the neighborhood (people vanish, people are added, possibly even to your active household), so I have never tried travel to the past due to those risks. I merely tried for baby in both the past and future. The "kid" from the future was a guy dressed like Tron, and the "kid" from the past was a female dressed as a princess (although the "you abandoned me" message was in cave-woman speak). Both were legitimate mixes of their parents' genetics, for what that's worth.

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 12:37 PM
You can also get children from solo time travel without trying for baby. It happens randomly, so there's no way for you to plan on getting your heir that way.
Lyle just got a daughter from traveling to the past by himself. The message he got was that he saw a couple arguing on a beach and talked to them about the importance of family. It said they looked oddly familiar. Then a kid popped out of the machine. She's a clone of him and has only him listed as parent on the family tree. I moved her into the Carlton house with Lyle's brother, I don't want the extra child right now, lol.

Back in the original thread a question about time travel babies came up. Tigger said if they happen accidentally, that's fine, but you can't have them as heir. The idea kind of freaked her out, so she suggested getting rid of them ASAP, lol. That never made it into the official rules.
I'm fine with allowing time travel heirs, but I don't think we can make it a requirement since it's so chancy that you'll ever get one. There's no way to be sure it will happen.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 12:51 PM
Has anyone ever gotten one from traveling to the future?

I've really wanted to try the past because of the caveman gnome, but I don't know how I'd ever fix it (aside from not saving the game) if it decided to delete a neighborhood family.

SimsWiki makes no mention of the neighbors vanishing, only new friends to the household, and also claims you can get kids from the future during normal time travel. HMM. Me or SimsWiki must be wrong!

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 1:06 PM
I've traveled to the past often (trying unsuccessfully to get the caveman hair and gnome) and never had any problems in my neighborhood. I'd never even heard of it.
I've only got the one child from the past, and now I'm leery of sending Lyle back into the machine. As much as I love him, I don't want more clone children, lol.
But I have heard of people getting random future kids from time travel, too.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 3:03 PM
I've searched informations about the time machine last evening, and I've read in one of them that a sims travelling to the past or the future may have his career suddenly changed. I think this feature is annoying. It could be really disturbing to have a heir changing of career, particularly if he is at the point to reach the top level.. So as NutsandDolts said above, there is too much random events linked to this machine which could cause a lot of inconveniences to the challenge. It's a pity because I'd have been glad to have a heir by this way, even if it's rare (it would have been funny to let him dressed like a princess or a "torn" and live in the neighborood)

I was thinking about another goal we can add:
-Live in the past: you cannot use modern furnishings or electric lights at home. No tv, radio, computers, showers (only bathtubs) electric lamps (you're only allowed to use candles), electric guitar, stove, dishwasher, laudry machines and so on.. you're allowed to use the BBQ, the picnics, the buffets and the firetrap... At night, you can have lights by using candles or fireplaces..

This goal would be in section F.. What do you think of that?

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 4:07 PM
That's an interesting idea, mimi.
One problem would be if you rolled any careers that use computers as part of the job, like author, law enforcement, journalism, and private investigator. Buzzler made a mod where you can do those things in a notebook, but we can't require mods.
TBH, I would probably use my joker to avoid having to play that way, lol, especially if I'm late into a legacy that already has a ton of appliances and electronics on hand. Also, I cringe at the idea of changing all the lights in my house to candles, just because it would take so long to find them all.
It would be an interesting roll for first generation, though.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 4:30 PM
One problem would be if you rolled any careers that use computers as part of the job, like author, law enforcement, journalism, and private investigator. .

It's not a problem at all, because sims can use the library's computers to write reports or novels, and search for investigations.


TBH, I would probably use my joker to avoid having to play that way, lol, especially if I'm late into a legacy that already has a ton of appliances and electronics on hand. .

We can add "put all your electronics and appliances in the family inventory. So you'll be able to use them in the following generations"

Also, I cringe at the idea of changing all the lights in my house to candles, just because it would take so long to find them all.


It's not so long because there are not a lot of lights in sims's houses. only one ceiling light and a floor lamp in a corner can give enough light in a room. So I don"t think it will be difficult to remove them all

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 6:05 PM
Okay, when you said Sims can't use computers, I thought that meant not even the library computers.
My current house is three floors and there are a lot of lights, so for me to track them all down and remove them would be a major hassle, lol. I use a lot of wall lamps in every room.
It wouldn't be a problem for a first generation roll, or for an early generation that still has a small house, but for my current house it would be a pain to change the lighting.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 6:09 PM
What about this other goal:

-Idle career: Idleness is your choice, so your sim won't make any effort in his/her career. Don't learn any skills nor read any books nor do any travels required for the career. If you reach the top of your career's level, it won't be because of your efforts, but only because it's just YOU. If you've rolled a C2-career, you are allowed to learn only 2 levels per week for the required skill (so maximise the skill during the child or teenage stages would be a good option)

I found this rule because I was thinking about the "deadbeats parents" goal which is the contrary of "perfect parent".. So the same thing for careers could be nice..

So I'd want challenger's opinion on these two last goals proposals: :beer:

-Live in the past
-Idle career

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 6:11 PM
Okay, when you said Sims can't use computers, I thought that meant not even the library computers.

No, just at home.. otherwise it would be complicated for the reasons you gave above. So sims will be able to find more comfort outside of their own walls. ;)

CinderEmma
2nd Mar 2011, 6:18 PM
I like the Idle career idea, it would be fun to have some slacker sims XD

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 6:18 PM
What about this other goal:

-Idle career: Idleness is your choice, so your sim won't make any effort in his/her career. Don't learn any skills nor read any books nor do any travels required for the career. If you reach the top of your career's level, it won't be because of your efforts, but only because it's just YOU. If you've rolled a C2-career, you are allowed to learn only 2 levels per week for the required skill (so maximise the skill during the child or teenage stages would be a good option)

I found this rule because I was thinking about the "deadbeats parents" goal which is the contrary of "perfect parent".. So the same thing for careers could be nice..

So I'd want challenger's opinion on these two last goals proposals: :beer:

-Live in the past
-Idle career

I actually hate the deadbeat parents rule and would use my joker if I ever rolled it. So I'm not too keen on having another version of it for adults.
But if others like it, I'm okay with it. Though I would likely use my joker to avoid doing it, myself.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 7:33 PM
I actually hate the deadbeat parents rule and would use my joker if I ever rolled it. So I'm not too keen on having another version of it for adults.
But if others like it, I'm okay with it. Though I would likely use my joker to avoid doing it, myself.

I think "Idle career" is more interesting than "deadbeats parents" in the sense that the second one has much bad inconveniences (the worst is to be forced raising childrens who will all have bad traits like mean-spirited or mooch..that is the reason why I don't really like this goal neither). Idleness has no inconveniences of bad traits, but the bank account will be slower to increase (which is not really an inconvenience after 2 or 3 generations).. and our sims will have less stress at work and more time to take care of themselves and of their childrens.

About the joker, it seems to me that it was allowed only if you roll it in section F :blink: .. So I don't understand well why you're talking about using the joker as there are only a few random chances you have it. Or maybe I haven't understood something in the edited rules..

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 10:16 PM
In the general rules #9 says you get one chance to reroll. You can still roll Joker to get extra rerolls, but you get one Joker to start with.
I agree Idle careers is more interesting than deadbeat parents. But I like playing careers and having my Sim gain skill points for them. And Sims always get wishes to advance in their careers and earn skill points, so I would be bummed out to have to hold them back.
But like I said, I'm fine with adding this rule if others like it.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Mar 2011, 11:02 PM
It would be a funny roll... unless I rolled a career I actually wanted to do, in which case I'd be very upset.

calisims
2nd Mar 2011, 11:44 PM
Back in TS2, I did something like this for a YA in Uni. He was a Pleasure Sim, so I didn't allow him to go to classes, do assignments, write term papers or study any skills that weren't fun. So he was allowed to paint and play drums, but not study mechanical or cooking. Because he was a Pleasure Sim, his wants were in line with what I was doing and it seemed more right for his personality to be a slacker than have him be a Dean's list student. (Though, Sims 2 Uni was so easy he still made Dean's list with no effort, lol)
So, I can see the fun in something like this, it's just a bummer that there aren't any traits like the Pleasure aspiration from TS2 that make a Sim want to blow off achieving and be a slacker. Even the couch potatoes want to advance in their careers and gain skills. I'd feel like I was working against my Sim's own inclination and personality.

mimi250
2nd Mar 2011, 11:56 PM
It would be a funny roll... unless I rolled a career I actually wanted to do, in which case I'd be very upset.

In fact, careers in S3 are less difficult than in the first sims games.. So your sims can achieve all careers levels without doing anything for that. This is the reason why there are a few mods here and on other sites preventing sims from being promoted without achieving all the skills and goals required for that. The only thing is that it'll be slower with this goal, and that it could be a bit challenging if your sims have not a lot of money on their bank account..

Olliepop
2nd Mar 2011, 11:59 PM
I like the Idle Career idea a lot, and could go either way on the Living in the Past roll. If it's not added, it could also be played as "living your trait" for a technophobe.

mimi250
3rd Mar 2011, 12:00 AM
Even the couch potatoes want to advance in their careers and gain skills. I'd feel like I was working against my Sim's own inclination and personality.

It's a pity we haven't got a "lazy" trait. My sims haven't got all the time the wishes to advance in their careers. It's more linked with "ambitious" sims .. Sims with commitment issues wants to leave their job after a few time. And there are so many wishes available in the game that it could be possible to replace every new wishes related to careers with another one linked to a hobby, another skills or relationships..

NutsAndDolts
3rd Mar 2011, 12:28 AM
In normal careers, my sims are a day or so away from elder when they reach level 10. =( I guess I can blame that on the social aspect, where all their coworkers die and I have to make friends again?

calisims
3rd Mar 2011, 12:59 AM
Yeah, I always reach level 10 of normal careers in the Adult stage. For Shepard, he got his level 10 right after his adult bday. I tend to always make my teens take a Charisma class right away, and also give them the 'attractive' reward. After you have at least one point in Charisma skill, once you make 25 acquaintances you earn a bonus to starting relationship scores. With that plus the 'attractive' reward, my Sims are instantly friends with everyone they meet, including new coworkers, so I never lose out on the career metric for friends with coworkers.

LOL, maybe the Idle career goal would help break me out of my power gamer routine.

whitewater
3rd Mar 2011, 3:35 AM
I think the in the past thing would be a nuisance, but I'd do it if I rolled it... to spice things up. Although I don't know about the lights... I like having well lit rooms (seriously all of my rooms have chandlers at this point). But it would drive you out of the house more which is something I don't do much anymore. I have everything I need at home.

And I have no idea how you can live in a three story house!! I made my sims move from my awesome two story house (by far my most favorite house EVER) because I just couldn't keep up with them! I like being able to see where they are at a glance. I might just be a micromanaging control freak but oh well.

I like the slacker in your job thing. But really, it is way to easy to advance, even without the necessary skills. Isn't there a option on the drop down menu's when your at work for "take it easy?"

NutsAndDolts
3rd Mar 2011, 4:55 AM
There's often a slack off option (different for every career), but I don't know if it does anything.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

New chapter is up. I am marginally closer to showing y'all the new house, which I am not used to yet.

mimi250
3rd Mar 2011, 11:58 AM
Great update, NutsanDolts :up: , Melody has had not a lot of time to enjoy her snake lol

If everyone is agree I'll update the rules later today:

1) Section A-Marital status: I'll add in marital status/childless that obtaining a heir by the time machine is allowed. So it'll be an option only

2) Section C2-Independant careers: I'll remove "celebrity" from the careers

3) Section E-goals: I'll add "Idle career" as a new goal

4) Section F-misc fun -I'll add "living in the past" as a new misc goal

calisims
3rd Mar 2011, 6:17 PM
The slack off tone slows the rate of progress. I believe with some slack off tones, you get an increase in Fun as well.

calisims
4th Mar 2011, 2:54 PM
Chapter 32 is up:
http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-32-interview-with-vampire.html

NutsAndDolts
4th Mar 2011, 7:37 PM
I have new updates too.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Though calisims has already discovered them. =P

calisims
4th Mar 2011, 8:22 PM
I have new updates too.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Though calisims has already discovered them. =P

The demon zebra tells me when you update as soon as it happens. ;)

mimi250
4th Mar 2011, 8:29 PM
Hi :beer:

I've just edited the rules

-I added in general rules that we have to buy laundry machines except if we have "living in the past" as misc fun goal

- Childless (section A) we can have a heir by the time machine

-C2 - I removed 12-celebrity, so rolling is now between 1 and 11

-Section E- rolling is between 1 and 14, since whe have 14- Idle career

-Section F( rolling is between 1 and 16, as we have now 16- "living in the past")

Olliepop
4th Mar 2011, 11:26 PM
Personally, I'd rather washing machines not be added as a requirement. A laundry basket is all you need to "enable" laundry on a lot, and sometimes money/space doesn't allow for first gen. sims to own their own washer and/or drier...so I send them to the Laundromat until they get properly settled into their careers. Having to buy a washing machine is just yet another financial strain during the "setup" phase that I don't see as necessary.

calisims
4th Mar 2011, 11:28 PM
Thanks, mimi!
I have a question about if someone rolls party to remember & living in the past on the same generation. Since living in the past limits you to only BBQ foods, (buffet table is not allowed for the party, only homemade dishes) and the parties all require some kind of dessert to be served, would we be allowed to just make 3 BBQ meals without worrying about what's a dessert? With no fridge and no stove, we can't make any normal dessert items.

mimi250
5th Mar 2011, 12:06 AM
Calisims, I think someone who have "living in the past" could use only the BBQ for the 3 required meals (for instance salmon, hotdogs and hamburgers) I'd specify this in the rules.

Olliepop, laundry machines was something required by Tigger89 (the challenge's creator). But if it's a problem for challengers, it may be better to remove it (challenger's opinions are welcome)

Another thing I wanted to say about the "single parent with help" goal. I think the "friend" could be one of the heir's brother or sisters. Instead of moving out of the house, this brother or sister would stay to be the "friend" who would help to raise the required childrens. What do you think?

calisims
5th Mar 2011, 12:19 AM
I think tigger only required that you enable laundry by having at least one hamper, not that you have to buy a washing machines. Either option represents a challenge for the first generation, either you pay up front for the machine or take time and smaller amounts of money to use the laundrymat.

The single parent with help does already include siblings.

smacksim2
5th Mar 2011, 2:59 AM
I made some supplemental rules for anyone using Nraas 'Careers Modules' which add additional careers. I posted the changes here:
https://woohooer.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/random-legacy-challenge-nraas-careers-edition/

calisims
5th Mar 2011, 1:42 PM
Thanks, smacksim2. I added a link to your rules in the 'clarifications' section, number 2, where it says Twallan's careers are allowed.

mimi250
5th Mar 2011, 9:45 PM
9th generation is just born in my "random legacy challenge"..The challenge is close to the end, and I'm really happy to have played so much generations (as I had never passed the 6th until now)

Tia turned YA but the guy she had met in the nightclub and with whom she had enjoyed such a good time was married, and above all much much older than her. Two days after they met, he turned elder.. Tia didn't care but it was not the case for the old man. He said to Tia that no future was possible for them, and never wanted to answer her multiple calls. Everytime Tia wanted to invite him, he was either at work or too busy to come.. So I was relieved to let him down. I thought there were enough men in town to find a suitable partner for Tia, even if she was supposed to stay alone...

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2224.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2224.php)

Tia and Jirome (her boyfriend when she was a teen) had broken their relationship without I even noticed it. When I took a glance in Tia's relationship, they were not lovers anymore.. not even friends. So I was relieved too, as I was not fond of Jirome. He hadn't got a lot of things in common with Tia..


Tia has to gain 5 stars of celebrity in her life, but it's not a problem for her. She used to be followed by paparazzi since her childhood and find no problem to live her life under their eyes.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2330.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2330.php)

Avril turned elder and left in retirment. I noticed, in the same time, that EA had solved the bug that allowed sims with ambitions careers to gain thousand of simoleons everyday. Avril earn 8.680 simoleons per week, which seems to me a most normal wage.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2442.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2442.php)

Avril has had her first grandchild: Ritchy (Zoe's first child)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2471.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2471.php)


Tia met Thomas Caliente at the consignment store and they started to chat. I like Thomas, for my part, and the idea that Tia could have a child from one of the most respectable and older family in town was exciting. But unfortunately all my plans failed when Tia invited Thomas at her home and failed to seduce him. The guy is already in love with another girl in town and having accepted to swim naked with Tia was not at all a sign of engagment for him..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2540.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2540.php)

So, 10 days had passed, and I was sure things would have been easier for Tia, attractive and charismatic as she was... But every young men in town were engaged with someone else, and only the simple fact of invite them and try to seduce them was a problem.

One night, Tia was alone at the diving bar, drinking and drinking so much alcoohol that eveything was like a fog in her head.. She had the idea to invite one of her friend, GaŽl Matayer.. I don't know exactly where she has met him, but he's in her friend's list, so let's go.. I was glad to see that GaŽl was agree to come and after two glasses of alcoohol offered to him, they began to flirt.. Everyone in the bar were shocked, as it was well-known that GaŽl lived with another girl (and even had children with her).. but the two lovers didn't care of all these gossips.. It was their night, Tia found an opportunity to flee from her loneliness, and GaŽl found an opporunity to escape from his jail of married man..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-26110.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-26110.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2622.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2622.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2632.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2632.php)

They were not aware of what was happening, but they end the night at the theater..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2662.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2662.php)

The following days, Tia was pregnant.. She's not really in love with Gael and despite of this pregnancy, she tried again to seduce Thomas Caliente. He had invited her to a party he was doing at his big house and accepted Tia's request to sleep at his home. But her new attempts to seduce the guy failed, one time again..

Thomas lives in a huge and beautiful house and Tia had much regrets. the guest's bathroom is as large as her living room. Why can't she marry him? Life is so unfair

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2840.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2840.php)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2790.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2790.php)

Tia is hot-headed, her favorite entertainment is to fight in dive bar with people. Every week she has an argument with someone.. This time it was because a girl had laughed about Tia's cousin, Nina... Tia was angry and only her pregnancy (and the pregnancy of the girl too) prevented Tia to thrash the stupid girl

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2940.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2940.php)

Finally, Tia gave birth to a little boy: Harper. GaŽl came to the hospital, being almost sure to be the father, and Tia noticed how old he had turned since their love night.. The previous day, Tia's sister had given birth to a second boy: Brandon.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-2991.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-2991.php)

Note: Harper will be the only child for this generation. His goals are:

Single parent/ one child/ Job Hopper/ perfect career/ Hands off

I am thinking about reroll either the career or the "perfect career" goal, but I've never tried Job hopper so it could be fun..Maybe I'll reroll the "perfect career" but the challenge doesn't say that we're allowed to reroll (it just says don't take care of this goal if you have job hopper or something like that).. but with "hands off" and "perfect career" having no utility for a job hopper .. I'm a bit afraid to bore for this generation. But I have time to decide what I'll do...

NutsAndDolts
6th Mar 2011, 3:04 PM
With so many different careers, what I'd really hate is rolling one twice. That actually happened, I rolled stylist twice in a row. I rerolled because of the stylist glitches.

So, I have a question about cheating with skills. I want my sims to be table to take large photographs of family members, but skilling photography is impossible for me because the game crashes every few photos. =( I'm wondering if I should set their photography skill high using MC, or just suck it up and not take the pictures? Opinions?

mimi250
6th Mar 2011, 3:37 PM
NutsandDolts, it's not forbidden but only if your sim is not in the C2 photograph career (it would be cheating in this case).. So If you just want them to take photos for your homes, there is no problem

calisims
6th Mar 2011, 4:07 PM
I agree, as long as it's not for the career or to achieve a LTW, it's no problem.

corihummel77
6th Mar 2011, 5:04 PM
OK I honestly just found this challenge so I'll probably be asking a lot of stupid questions. Please bare with me. I'm pretty excited about this :)

Here's my 1st gen rolls:
Couple; 4 kids ( kid #3 is heir); Primary income: Mixologist Secondary: Artist; Goal: Opportunist; Misc Fun: Living in the past

calisims
6th Mar 2011, 5:32 PM
Hi, corihummel, welcome to the random legacy.
Feel free to ask any questions. It's a fun challenge, I hope you enjoy it. Your first roll sounds interesting. You are the first to roll Opportunist and Living in the Past, so I hope you'll tell us how it goes for you.

NutsAndDolts
6th Mar 2011, 5:56 PM
Thanks guys. I would have loved to roll photographer if not for the crashing, but since I keep getting crashes I'm going to take photographer out of my rolling possibilities anyway.

I have a few nice pictures from previous generations because of the ridiculous vampire skilling, and it would seem a shame to not have some nice ones of their descendants, now that the vampires are gone.

Sounds like a busy first generation, Cori! If I may call you that. ^.~ Tell us how it goes.

calisims
6th Mar 2011, 10:33 PM
It's a bummer the photos make your game crash. :(

Chapter 33 is up:
http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-33-dead-mans-party.html

mimi250
6th Mar 2011, 10:59 PM
Congratulations for your first meteor strike, calisims lol... I think now that this kind of event has much more chances to happen in Twinbrook.

About Drew, you can choose to not register him at the cityhall (as a writer) and only decide to raise his writing skill until the level 10. The challenge says " If you have ambitions, you may join the jobs offered through the town hall(such as painter, sculptor, writer, etc).".. So it seems to me that you're not forced to choose the option of an independant career...

ReyaD
6th Mar 2011, 11:17 PM
Aha, I forgot I had an account on here. I love this challenge and I've been playing it for a little while after a friend linked me to Calisims' story and I found the rules here. The stories Calisims and NutsAndDolts. Can't wait to keep reading. Who knows, I may even post the story of my own legacy. Its pretty different.

whitewater
7th Mar 2011, 1:11 AM
Ok so for Childless you have to move in someone to be the heir with out cheats.

Can you move in a teen with the move in interaction? I haven't found the option yet... and not only are they family but the child's relationship is maxed with all adults in the house. I really just don't want to have the mother move in again just so I can kick her out and keep her teen daughter. It's too much work.

Is edit town off limits? Would it be cheating if I split the daughter out of one house into another (I haven't tried it but I am willing too. Unless I'd have to take the mom with me... again getting into too much work...)

calisims
7th Mar 2011, 1:00 PM
That's interesting, mimi. On the one hand, I'd like the challenge of trying to get my author to level 10. But on the other hand, I don't want to fail if it's impossible. Author is harder than the other skill jobs because royalties don't count towards your earnings, only what you make from chapters submitted while writing plus what you get right when you finish. Drew is already registered at City Hall, I did that as soon as he moved in. So I'd feel kind of cheaty if I unregistered him.
Maybe we need to adjust the perfect careers rules as they apply to spouses and the skill careers, which all take until late in the elder stage to raise to level 10. We can put our heirs into these careers as teens, but our spouses can't start them until we move them in. I know others have had problems, like Katryn in the original thread, she had perfect careers for her first generation, and an angler career. She nearly failed, only reaching level 10 a day before her Sim died of old age. TBH, I'm not sure that when tigger came up with this rule that she'd ever actually played one of these careers to level 10 to see how hard it is compared to other careers,

ReyaD, thanks! Welcome to the challenge. We'd love to hear how your legacy gets on.

whitewater, I have no idea if you can ask a teen to move in. You can't split a teen out in Edit town without a mod that allows teens to live on their own. I think we might want to adjust the rule allowing cheats like using master controller to move in the heir as long as you've established the relationship to Best Friend level. So you can't just add some random stranger. I know even getting the 'move in' interaction can be dodgy even when you are at best friend status, so I think we should allow for using mods.
I'd also say that if you use a mod to allow teens to be split off in edit town, that you'd have to get rid of the money that would be added to your house from that.

mimi250
7th Mar 2011, 1:23 PM
Calisims,you can choose to continue the author career, but I think you won't fail the challenge if you don't reach the level 10 of the career.. In my opinion, you fail if you don't reach the level 10 AND if you don't raise the writing skill to level 10, as independant career is only an option..Otherwise, it would be a bit unfair because the game careers haven't got the same level of difficulty, and it's particularly true for independant careers.. Moreover, our's sims partners are adults when they move and we have much less time to help them improving their skills..

And you're right, we can think about extending the perfect career to the heir only, as a lot of goals only apply to heirs

Welcome to all new challengers :beer:

calisims
7th Mar 2011, 4:11 PM
Thanks, mimi.
I think perfect careers for spouses is fine for normal careers. Though you do have to fine one close in age to your heir so you have the full amount of YA and adult days to get the needed skills and careers levels. If the spouse is female and you are using EA's maternity leave unmodded and have also rolled for 3 or more children, you could be in trouble trying to get her to max her career before she dies.
So, yeah, maybe we should look into changing that.

ReyaD
8th Mar 2011, 6:06 AM
Well, I've had a sim raise three children (with a spouse) and got to writer level ten just after turning elder. The "hopeless romantic" and "bookworm" traits helped a lot. Romance books are AWESOME for the money, and she just naturally got a lot of bestsellers and hits. It's do-able calisims. Just... hard. xD

I rolled single parent with a perfect career. It was... a LOT harder then I thought it would be. I'm surprised Candy the babysitter didn't quit on me. I can't imagine someone getting perfect children on a first gen single parent.

NutsAndDolts
8th Mar 2011, 11:43 AM
A helpful tip is that toddlers can read books to themselves, provided the books are laying on the floor.

calisims
8th Mar 2011, 12:43 PM
Well, I've had a sim raise three children (with a spouse) and got to writer level ten just after turning elder. The "hopeless romantic" and "bookworm" traits helped a lot. Romance books are AWESOME for the money, and she just naturally got a lot of bestsellers and hits. It's do-able calisims. Just... hard. xD

I rolled single parent with a perfect career. It was... a LOT harder then I thought it would be. I'm surprised Candy the babysitter didn't quit on me. I can't imagine someone getting perfect children on a first gen single parent.

It's my spouse that has the writer career, I didn't get to choose his traits. We are allowed to change spouse traits with the reward that costs 20k points, but I prefer not to do that unless it's necessary. It's a lot easier when you are playing a CAS Sim or a born in game heir whose traits you get choose.

Other people have gotten first gen single parent with perfect children. It's hard, but doable. The library is a good source for skill toys and books, depending on your neighborhood.

Olliepop
8th Mar 2011, 1:25 PM
the library is a good resource for perfect children regardless of generation (especially if you have multiples or children close in age because of how many you have to have). It speeds things up. The incense burner from China also helps at home if you're not on the first gen. I just wish I could find little floor mats like we could download for the sims 2...being able to direct a toddler to take a nap on their own would help things.

calisims
8th Mar 2011, 1:48 PM
I know, I miss those mats so much! My S2 toddlers were totally free range, lol. I also had Inge's bottomless bottle, so they didn't even need their parents for feeding.
In houses without foundations, they would go out at night and play in the leaves during autumn, try to catch fireflies, and even hang out with the wolves that would come by.

NutsAndDolts
8th Mar 2011, 3:00 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Just kind of slogging through.

calisims
8th Mar 2011, 3:30 PM
Yay, great update! :D

corihummel77
9th Mar 2011, 1:02 AM
Ok well into Gen 1 of my Westmoreland Legacy. My reqirements for Gen 1 were: Couple, 4 kids (3rd born heir), Mixologist & Artist, Opportunist & Living in the Past

My founders are Royce & Jennifer
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Westmoreland.jpg
Royce Westmoreland:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/RoyceWestmoreland.jpg

Jennifer Westmoreland:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/JenniferWestmoreland.jpg

Legacy Home:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/FounderHomeOrgLayout-1.jpg

First Born Stephan:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/StephanWestmoreland-toddler.jpg

Second Born Whitney:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/WhitneyWestmoreland.jpg

Third Born & heir Clayton:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/ClaytonWestmoreland-toddler.jpg
Still working on baby #4. Royce moonlights at the bars around town & Jennifer is a painter. The "Living in the Past" part is kinda cool. I used the torches from WA for lights & I had a Medieval Kitchen set I downloaded from TSR. The "Opportunist" goal wasn't going so good at first because no opportunities were coming up & then I realized I had turned them off a while ago for another challenge I was playing...duh!!! :rolleyes: Now it's working just fine...lol.

@Calisims: Thank you :) So far things are really fun especially now that I have the opportunies working right...lol Also, I have a question, part of Royce's LTW is to own a bar. Now I know income is supposed to only come from his job, but can I have him purchase a bar and just never collect or can he collect, since it does go along with his job especially if he does his moonlighting at said bar????

@NutsAndDolts: Absolutely you can call me Cori! Unlike creative people like yourself I was boring & actually used my name for my username.

corihummel77
9th Mar 2011, 1:15 PM
Well, the Westmorelands have been BUSY!!!!! Everyone seemed to all age up in the same 2 day period & the fourth child was born (along with a surprise!)

Stephen aged to child right after my last post & has now aged up to teen:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/StephanW-teen-1.jpg

Whitney:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/WhitneyW-child-1.jpg

Clayton:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/ClaytonW-child-1.jpg
And baby #4 came with a surprise...a twin brother!!!
Jason & Arik:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/ArikW-toddler-1.jpg

Whew!!!!!! Jenn & Royce were running around like chickens with their heads cut off taking care of two toddlers & two babies. Thank God it's now only 2 toddlers!

calisims
9th Mar 2011, 1:54 PM
Nice, job, Cori. That's a lot of kids! I like your legacy house, it's very appropriate for the living in the past goal.

Chapter 34 of my blog is up:
http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-34-turn-turn-turn.html

corihummel77
9th Mar 2011, 2:38 PM
Thanks Cali.. :D

Rolled for 2nd Gen...Clayton

Couple- mixed
4 kids (again!) 4th born is heir
Primary: Fishersim
Secondary: Busker
Idle Career
Homemade

mimi250
9th Mar 2011, 2:59 PM
5 kids!! I am glad of that, of course lol.. I am looking forward your next updates.. :heyhey:

I've noticed a shelf in your second image (the shelfs with the items created by Lyle). I'd like to know where you've found it.

Corihummel, your kids are lovely.. and your house too. :up:


My legacy too hasn't got a lot of events since my last update:

Harper (gen.9) is a teen.. he's brave, commitment issue, clumsy and I forget the last one..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3542.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3542.php)

I've rolled Harper's careers, as he will have to be a job hopper, and the second career will be "adventurer"..So I'm nervous about that. I miss travels in the game, particularly after 9 generations, and I'd want to try as I'm very close to the end.. On the other side, I don't want to have problems when my challenge is almost over.. So I'm thinking about it, but it's really hard to decide what I'll do..

Harper is close friends with two girls he has met at school.. very close. Samia (the fair-haired girl) is snobbish and good.. She was pleased to see that Harper was able to invite her in one of the most highly-rated club of the town.. Harper likes Samia for her classy manners and her goodness..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3614.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3614.php)

.. But he likes Tahiata too.. She's sloppy but really interesting.. They share a lot of common points (and it's real, in my game I've more romantic options with Tahiata than with Samia)

Tahiata was pleased too to be invited to the club. Harper and her enjoyed a very fun time..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3731.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3731.php)

It seems that Avril will never die.. She has 103 days old and all her teeths and energy.. She's very close of Harper as she's the one who has really raised him. Tia wasn't really present..Avril helps Harper to learn mixology, as she's at the level 10 of the skill.

Tia really enjoys her life. She has 2 boyfriends, is very popular and is invited to parties almost every day. I've decided to stop her fishing career (she's at the level 8).. She has sold a lot of fishes (particulary death fishes) to raise this level, and I'd want to concentrate now on her last goal: to be a 5 starcelebrity. It's very slow to have these stars because, surprisingly, I haven't got a lot of celebrity opportunities for her. I think it's because Avril is alive yet, and then catch most of the celebrity opportunities for herself. So, I'm cruel but I'm looking forward Avril to die :rolleyes:

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3390.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3390.php)

Note: I'd just to point the "fighter" goal. Sometimes it's difficult for me to find someone to fight with. The most evenings, my bars are empty. So I think we could extend fights to all the town, and not only dive bars.. That's what I've done with Tia, she found her best ennemy at the park and had a fight with her.. I have had the chance one time to fight with a paparazzi, but the most of the time, it's impossible to interact with them.. When I try, my sims don't move at all, and stay like idiots when the paparazzi is busy to write in his pad or take photo. Then after that, they leave the place..

calisims
9th Mar 2011, 3:17 PM
I know, after all this time, I finally roll 5 kids for generation 9.
The shelves are from this set:
http://www.modthesims.info/d/434151

LOL, Harper would have been my dream date when I was in high school. I love that long hair.
Getting 5 stars is difficult, especially if you aren't getting opportunities. My Allyson didn't get her fifth star until she was elder.
I thought the fighter goal allowed you to have fights anywhere, not just in the bar. But if it doesn't we should definitely change that to have fights anywhere.

mimi250
9th Mar 2011, 5:31 PM
Thank you for the link, calisims.. if you like it, the long hair is from MTS too, here http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=434421

NutsAndDolts
9th Mar 2011, 10:10 PM
O.O Wha? I didn't even realize the fights had to be in a bar. Please change it if so. xD

So far my Paz has had a fight in the kitchen, the park, and The Grind.

NutsAndDolts
9th Mar 2011, 10:50 PM
"12) Fighter - you must get into a fight or bar brawl every Sim week. (Sunday to Saturday)"

It says fight OR bar brawl. ;)

smacksim2
9th Mar 2011, 11:16 PM
Thanks, smacksim2. I added a link to your rules in the 'clarifications' section, number 2, where it says Twallan's careers are allowed.
Thanks calisims. I added some rollers in there too, though they are quite simplistic. Keep up the good work! Its a fun challenge.

ReyaD
9th Mar 2011, 11:57 PM
I can't wait to roll fighter... I always feel so guilty about giving them enemies or getting them in fights. But this could make for an awesome story xD.

Iiii love this challenge so much.

NutsAndDolts
10th Mar 2011, 3:49 AM
Small update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-58-i-see-with-my-spyglass.html

Paprika retires. Paz gets promoted. Zephram says some things.

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 1:47 PM
I'd want to propose new rules for section A and F.. Tell me what you think about them. :)


Section A- Marital status:

-23) Couple: Raised by strangers: Your heir (and all your other childrens) must be raised by someone else, in another household. As soon as he/sheís born, move your kids to another household (no matter which one). For those who use Mastercontroller or Storyprogression, itíll be very easy. For those who donít use mods, create a sim in CAS and move him in your house. (for your story, you can imagine he Ďs a kind of social worker for instance ).. then move it out of the house with the heir. Youílle be able to move your heir in your legacy house as soon as heíll become YA. Reroll all goals in section E or F which apply to childrens (like common trait or perfect childrens).

-24)Single parent: Raised by strangers: same thing


Section F- Misc fun:

-Love at first sight: for each partner or spouse youíve to find, choose the first one you met. For instance , go to the dive bar (or any other community lots), the first sim youíll met will be your partner and (if required) your kidsís mom or dad. It doesnít matter if he/sheís already married or not. You want THIS guy/female and itís the only thing which counts. Do that for each partner youíll have to find. Of course, babies, toddlers and childrens are excluded, but not teens (youíll have to wait them to turn YA)

NutsAndDolts
11th Mar 2011, 2:10 PM
For raised by strangers... I would vote no. We already have childless, which I hate, so I would not like having a second chance to roll it. Also it would be the weirdest story.

"Hi I threw you out when you were born! Come back and be the heir!"

You wouldn't get to choose the kid's traits... and we already have a roll for random traits. =/

For Love at first sight... I also think that's ridiculous. Sorry. If you go into a bar, who's to say which sim your sim saw first?

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 2:57 PM
For Love at first sight... I also think that's ridiculous. Sorry. If you go into a bar, who's to say which sim your sim saw first?

The idea was to choose the sim who is closest to your heir when he arrives in a lot.

I propose these ideas because the gameplay is really poor and it's more obvious when you play a challenge like this one.. After a few generations, we have no other choices than cheating the partner or whoowhooing with mates to have a child... The danger is to have the same repetitive story and as a lot of people choose to tell their story on blogs, I was thinking new rules allowing them to spice a bit their legacy stories

I am bit shocked by your reply.. you can defend your point of view without yelling that other people's ideas are "ridiculous". You don't need to be agressive to say you're not agree with something . But no problems for me, I'll take in count your point of view :bunny:

Olliepop
11th Mar 2011, 4:12 PM
I think that "raised by strangers" would be too dangerous, because people with an unmodded game would have a very good chance of losing their heir to EA's craptastic story progression. While I'm intrigued by the idea of seeing what a good story progression would do with the child, and I *do* see several story ideas there (child taken away by a social worker, or kidnapped, for instance) it cannot fairly be added as a rule.

I like the idea behind "love at first sight" but think it would need some tweaking to implement. The rule should allow for gender preference, and the idea of "first person they see" needs to be more clearly defined. I don't know what the best way to do that would be; maybe something like sending your sim to a community lot (in the main hood or in a vacation hood), and choosing the first sim of your sim's preferred gender with whom they autonomously interact.

I'm still not sure that would work, gameplay-wise. Especially now, with astrological signs back, some sims just will not accept the top tier of the romance options no matter what you do. How on earth are you going to force your sim into that loveless marriage, lol, if you can't get them to marry in the first place? You could sidestep that by adding the caveat that Late Night players were to choose the first sim with a compatible sign, I suppose, or having several available options for choosing this "random" spouse. I also kinda like the idea, if you're playing a vampire, of having them scan the room and choosing the tastiest sim ;).

On the "adding rule" front...I really liked "Witness Protection" or whatever it was called...from someone's house rules in the original, I think? I know we already have an opportunity to move, and that not everyone likes those rules, but the likelihood of rolling one is still pretty small and they can be really helpful for mixing things up and avoiding error 12s in the first place. If I remember correctly, the original rule stated that, upon the birth of the heir, your family had to enter the witness protection program. I think in the original you had to move to a different town, but I'd prefer we just require a different lot (with the different town part still an option). They had to change their names and appearances, and reroll for new jobs.

You could, perhaps, add a stipulation that, if you roll a goal which requires your family to move, you're allowed to reroll any similar goals for the rest of the challenge, so that those who hate moving aren't forced into anything they don't want to do. Although...I always thought the great thing about this challenge was that it forced you to do things, lol.

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 4:40 PM
Hi Olliepop ;)

I have to explain what I mean by "love at first sight"

In game, there is not really a "attraction/rejection love system", which was the case in the Sims2. So, there is no way to know if our sims is in love or not, or really attracted by someone. In TS2, we could quickly know which girl/boy in the room was the most attractive for our sims. So, the idea was to "create" this attraction, which doesn't occur in the game.. so "love at first sight" could just be a sim arriving in a club, and seeing a girl sitting right next to the door.. and then the big love, a real heart attack.. In real life, that kind of things happens, when, for instance,you see a man in a room and you only see HIM (maybe I'm an hopeless romantic lol)...

But you won't be forced to flirt the first day you'll meet your partner. You'll have to discuss with her/ him first, and keep contact to induce love by this way.

I'm really interested by your "witness protection" idea. Calisims played that way with Ewan and Allyson, when she had bugs in her neigbhborood which forced her to move out her family... I love this idea, so I'll wait for other challenger's opinion. :king:

calisims
11th Mar 2011, 6:15 PM
I'm not really liking the new ideas.

Love at first sight could be a problem for heirs who have goals that also have to be met by the spouse, like Fulfilled and Perfect Careers, or if they rolled for many children, if the first Sim they meet is very far in age from the heir. So, your YA meets an adult close to elder and has to court and marry her, and once you marry her she has to have 4 kids before she turns elder in 7 days and reach the top of her career or get her LTW before she dies. I also don't like forcing the heir to go after a married Sim if the player isn't interested in doing that.
And to be honest, if I don't have the freedom to choose my heir's spouse, I'm really not interested in playing that generation.

As Olliepop mentioned for raised by strangers, those without mods run the danger of the heir's new family moving out of the town. And it gets weird for stories if you rolled for multiple kids, but you only give away the heir, who then comes back later. And we do already have Childless, which I also don't like and would prefer not to roll.

The Witness Protection from the optional rules was actually morphed into the Change of Scenery in the official rules. They are pretty much the same rule, except that witness protection forces a backstory on you, while change of scenery allows you to make up your own reason for the move. As someone who blogs my legacy, I don't want the story created for me. It's fine to be told what career to have, goals and such, but I want to make up my own reasons for why this generation is doing what they are doing.
Having these rules doesn't really help with error 12s, as you might roll them when you aren't experiencing problems and not roll them when you need to move.
We already allow people to move neighborhoods when they are having problems like crashes/error 12s, so we don't need moving rules to help with that.
I'd be open to changing the general rules to allow people to move as often as they want if people want to move more often. But I don't think another rule that's basically just Change of Scenery again is needed.

NutsAndDolts
11th Mar 2011, 6:31 PM
I didn't think I was yelling. But more importantly, I didn't mean to appear harsh, Mimi. I apologize.

What if the heir happened to meet a compatible person in teenhood? Are they not allowed to be in love until sent somewhere to randomly interact? Or must they have children with the first kid they meet in elementary school?

If left alone at a location, my stubborn sims probably wouldn't even interact with anyone.

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 7:58 PM
I didn't think I was yelling. But more importantly, I didn't mean to appear harsh, Mimi. I apologize.



No problem.. :up:

Calisims and NutsandDolts, you're totally agree. Thanks for reminding me other rules that I haven't got always in head when I propose new rules. So it's important to have rules compatible with each other.

So I let down these ideas.. I think we have a lot of goals in this challenge and it's hard to find new ones.. But I've just seen "S3 generations" and "S3 unleashed" trailers and I'm glad to think that we'll have soon other new rules to add.. maybe.. :D

calisims
11th Mar 2011, 8:15 PM
I'm sure there will be new goals and careers to add with new eps. I'm looking forward to to them as well.

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 8:37 PM
What seems really interesting in "S3 generations" EP is that it's family-life oriented.. so, it could naturally apply to the random legacy challenge which is family-life oriented too, particularly when you have a goal of 5 childrens to achieve.. It's not the case in Bridgeport which is clearly a city for bachelors.

I've seen a photo of a graduated guy with his parents in the trailer.. The guy seems to be at the YA stage. So maybe University will be included. University, pleeaasse EA :rofl:

corihummel77
11th Mar 2011, 11:06 PM
@mimi250: Do you have a link for the new trailer? I'd really like to see it. Thanks:)

ReyaD
11th Mar 2011, 11:07 PM
Right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_jRs9FBudY

mimi250
11th Mar 2011, 11:19 PM
@mimi250: Do you have a link for the new trailer? I'd really like to see it. Thanks:)

Unfortunatelly, EA has asked to suppress the trailers, so they cannot be read anywhere now :| .. They were available on differents websites during all the afternoon

Mysims3blog has published the 2 trailers and a few images on this link

http://mysims3blog.blogspot.com/

corihummel77
11th Mar 2011, 11:39 PM
Thanks!!! It all looks pretty cool! Starting to get excited!!!!!!

NutsAndDolts
11th Mar 2011, 11:52 PM
How did university work in sims2? I never played sims2, and I can't imagine taking time off in my YA sims' life to pursue college, because they need all that time to begin their families and their real jobs.

Neeri
12th Mar 2011, 12:08 AM
So! I'm back! And so is my legacy. There were some casualties in the transition, but no major damage was done.
I got 6gigs of ram now a new SATA disk and a new windows 7. which means. -Drum roll- I can know play my game problem free!! (knock on wood)

I'm also back in the heat of the new EP speculations which is super exciting! i want pets SO bad, and some more interactions.
But i have a quick update for you guys.
Chapter Six: Come Sunset (http://neerirandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-day-rolls-around-and-amir-knows.html)

Now i can dive in to reading all of your updates, So much to read! <3

CinderEmma
12th Mar 2011, 12:28 AM
Here's a working Generations one :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZFOV4soM34 I'm so excited, I love mischievous kids/teens.
Love the updates everybody :)

calisims
12th Mar 2011, 12:39 AM
How did university work in sims2? I never played sims2, and I can't imagine taking time off in my YA sims' life to pursue college, because they need all that time to begin their families and their real jobs.

In S2, the YA stage existed only in University. So if you didn't send your teen to Uni before they turned adult, they went straight into the Adult stage. Though in, Sims 2, the Adult stage was more like the S3 YA stage in that their faces were smooth. The YAs had a teen face skin applied to an adult face structure.
The Uni campus was like a subhood. It was a self-contained neighborhood where only students lived. It had its own shops and bars. YAs could visit the regular neighborhoods, but no one who wasn't a YA could visit Uni lots.
You'd send a teen to Uni, and they would age up to YA in front of the dorm or house you moved them into. Going to class was like having a job, the Sim just goes and disappears for the time of the class, and it adds to the progress of their grade for the 'semester'. When they graduated, they would age up to adult and move back to the base hood.
During Uni, they could not marry or get pregnant (without mods) or have any jobs. Well, they could work as a DJ or a barista, but not hold any kind of career job.
With the open neighborhood of Sims 3, they will have to do something very different for Uni if they do it all, I think.

Neeri, it's great to have you back!

NutsAndDolts
12th Mar 2011, 1:10 AM
New chapter.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Apparently I would make a pretty evil ruler of the universe.

Olliepop
12th Mar 2011, 2:07 AM
gah...LOVE the trailer! I didn't see anything that really promised us uni features, but a girl can dream :). I never really cared for University in S2 because it was so limited in who could go, and because your college sims were so strictly separated from everyone else. I'd LOVE to see how a college would play out in the S3 open neighborhood. You could have your young sim juggle a part-time job with school, or have a mom of 3 go back for her degree after her children head off to Elementary School.

Also, love the update :).

mimi250
12th Mar 2011, 5:31 AM
New chapter.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Apparently I would make a pretty evil ruler of the universe.

Triplets! OMG .Good luck to raise them.. it's very stressing :lol:

Births of different genders are rare in the game, but it happens sometime. I had 1 girl and 1 boy (twins) in my first random legacy..

gah...LOVE the trailer!


Joe has uploaded the two trailers on Mysims3blog.. So you can see the 5th EP too here, the trailers won't be removed this time.

http://mysims3blog.blogspot.com/

There will be horses and snakes in the game in october 2011... ;)

Neeri
12th Mar 2011, 9:04 AM
Playing a lot so here comes two more updates.
I'm finally back on track when it comes to blog / game sync.


Chapter Seven: Goodbyes (http://neerirandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/after-few-days-of-work-small-cases.html)

Chapter Eight: Big Plans (http://neerirandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-eight-big-plans.html)

:D

Sophie199788
12th Mar 2011, 10:17 AM
Are you allowed to complete oppurtunities for money? :/

NutsAndDolts
12th Mar 2011, 12:02 PM
Yes, Sophie. =)

The animals stuff looks like it's for the non-PC sims3.

Sophie199788
12th Mar 2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks :)

mimi250
12th Mar 2011, 1:03 PM
Yes, Sophie. =)

The animals stuff looks like it's for the non-PC sims3.

No, it seems that it will be for PC and MAC too.. :)

NutsAndDolts
12th Mar 2011, 1:38 PM
That will make a lot of people happy, then. =)

Not sure if it would interest me personally or not. I'll have to wait until I hear more official stuff about it.

Most pets have shorter lifespans than humans. I wonder how they'd implement that without being too awkward.

Olliepop
12th Mar 2011, 1:52 PM
Births of different genders are rare in the game, but it happens sometime. I had 1 girl and 1 boy (twins) in my first random legacy..

I must just be really, really lucky (or, more likely, I have a balanced town and SP is trying to keep it that way) because my current family has two sets of boy/girl twins. I double checked to make sure I didn't have the one of each gender option enabled, and I don't. *shrug*

mimi250
12th Mar 2011, 2:11 PM
Olliepop, it could be an EP which allowed to have births of different genders, because I remember that it was impossible with only the base game.. We have a long topic in the french official forum, asking for tips to have these kinds of mutiple births and only one guy had succeded.. He had explained that players had to know first the gender of the future baby (by asking to a sim in the medical career, at least level 8 I think).. and as soon as the gender was known, you had to eat the required fruits to have a baby from the other gender.. for instance, a genetician told to you that you're going to have a girl, if you're sure that you're going to have twins or triplets, eat at least 3 apples as if you want to have a boy..

I tried that in my first random legacy, I wanted my sim to have a girl, so she ate a lot of watermelons (more than 3 because Severedsolo had adviced to eat at least 10 watermelons to be sure to have a girl).. But the thing is I didn't expect twins, and I was surprised to have twins AND different genders.. Without the watermelons diet, I think I would have had 2 baby boys. I had tried before this experience with another pregnant sim and it didn't work (she only ate 3apples)

So 10 watermelons (or 10 apples) change the gender of only one baby I think, but you don't know which one, so it's the reason why it's important to know which frm which gender will be the future baby.

calisims
12th Mar 2011, 2:42 PM
That will make a lot of people happy, then. =)

Not sure if it would interest me personally or not. I'll have to wait until I hear more official stuff about it.

Most pets have shorter lifespans than humans. I wonder how they'd implement that without being too awkward.

In Sims 2 you could feed your pets from the food bowl of life (it was a reward item) that would extend their lives by three days. But without that, the pets did have a shorter lifespan and would die. Grim was very nice to pets, he'd toss a ball for them to chase, and they'd disappear, leaving an urn behind. Their grave would spawn ghosts. Human Sim ghosts would play with pet Sim ghosts. That was very cute, especially since in Sims 2 human ghosts never interacted with each other.

I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of moodlets pets get, like a positive moodlet for 'destroyed sofa', lol.

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 5:12 AM
I've just started this challenge, and I have a single mother who must have 5 children. Can i adopt any of those or do I have to have them all?

ReyaD
13th Mar 2011, 6:23 AM
... ouch.

I BELIEVE the answer is have all, but don't take my word for it.

Don't forget, you always have one re-roll for just in case. Even raising my twins with a single mother was so hard.

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 6:35 AM
... ouch.

I BELIEVE the answer is have all, but don't take my word for it.

Don't forget, you always have one re-roll for just in case. Even raising my twins with a single mother was so hard.
Haha yeh... I also have to somehow get enough money to partner with 3 rabbit hole.. D: I think i'm going to fail :p

calisims
13th Mar 2011, 6:36 AM
Yeah, your Sim has to have all the kids herself unless you rolled for adopted. As Reya said, if you get a roll that is just too much you have one reroll to use.

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 6:37 AM
k one more question:]
can you start the next genaration before the fist heir dies? or only after?

calisims
13th Mar 2011, 6:44 AM
Each generation starts when an heir becomes YA. Usually the parents are adults or elders when the heir becomes YA. At that point, you start playing for the goals you rolled for the new generation, though the previous generation may still work on goals like achieving perfect careers or LTWs if they need to. The YA heir may start having the required children as soon as you like.

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 6:52 AM
Each generation starts when an heir becomes YA. Usually the parents are adults or elders when the heir becomes YA. At that point, you start playing for the goals you rolled for the new generation, though the previous generation may still work on goals like achieving perfect careers or LTWs if they need to. The YA heir may start having the required children as soon as you like.
Thanks so much I'm new at this :]

calisims
13th Mar 2011, 6:58 AM
No problem. It's great to have new players for the challenge and we're happy to answer any questions. :D

Sophie199788
13th Mar 2011, 11:40 AM
Im a little confused, sorry to ask another question but when do you roll for the next generation? Is it when your chosen heir is born? Or when they turn into a YA? Thanks to anyone who can help me :) x

mimi250
13th Mar 2011, 11:58 AM
We roll for the next generation when the heir is born.. Other people choose, like me, to roll all the generations at the beginning ( I didn't want to have bad surprises like "5 single father of perfect childrens" which I knew I had great chances to fail this goal)

You can choose the way you want, but the better thing is to roll when your heir is born. So, by this way you're in the challenge's spirit..

Sophie199788
13th Mar 2011, 12:02 PM
Thanks :)

NutsAndDolts
13th Mar 2011, 1:22 PM
Hi Nikkibug! New generation rules come into play as soon as that heir becomes YA, with a few exceptions.

Let's say your generation 2 heir has just turned YA.

If you rolled something like no strangers, homemade, or tattoo addict for generation 1, you are now free of them. You no longer have to play by those restrictions, even though generation 1 is still alive. But if you rolled them for generation 2, now is when you BEGIN playing with those restrictions.

If you rolled random traits for generation 2, your generation 2 heir and all of his/her siblings must have random traits, and that begins when they are born... even though you would still generally be playing under generation 1 rules until your generation 2 heir becomes YA.

For this reason, most of us roll for the next generation as soon as the first child of that generation is born (as in, roll for generation 2's parameters as soon as generation 1 produces its first child). Others roll for all ten generations at the beginning, though. ^.^

mimi250
13th Mar 2011, 3:19 PM
There is a way to earn money that hasn't been introduced in the challenge: the simoleon tree.. I rarely use this tree in game, so we could think about a way to gain money by gardening simoleons

If you think that the simoleons tree is more linked to the section C2-career "farmer" I will add it in the rules.. Otherwise we could imagine to add a new option in the C2-career 12-"Producer of simoleons trees" which sounds a bit odd.. but why not?

calisims
13th Mar 2011, 4:06 PM
Back in the original thread, tigger said only the C2 farmer career could harvest simoleons from money trees. I don't think it's a good career option on it's own because the Sim has to have a high gardening skill just to grow money trees, and getting seeds for them can be chancy. A generation 1 Sim in this career might not be able to earn any income for a long time while skilling in gardening and hunting for the right special seed, especially if they have no spouse or unemployed spouse.

NutsAndDolts
13th Mar 2011, 4:20 PM
I always assumed it fell under farming.

My scientist is currently growing a money tree and omni plant, as well as all the other plants she's using to increase gardening skill for her career (or was... she's level 10 now). I just don't sell the money bags or other fruits of her garden.

mimi250
13th Mar 2011, 4:57 PM
Ok for the simoleons tree

I'd want to ask something, about the rules again

I'd want more flexibility about our sim's moves.. In the original legacy (Pinstar's one) we are supposed to stay on the same lot during the 10 generations. But players are free to organize their family life as they want (have 1 , 2 or more kids for instance).. So staying on the same lot is not really a problem.

In our random legacy, we are not free to organize our families as we want. So if we roll 5 kids and have a house with only 2 bedrooms, it could become a real issue to live in such a tiny place..For those who remind my first generations, I had this issue in Bridgeport when I was forced to play in a tiny apartment with the grand-ma, the grand-father, their son, their daughter (a teenager) and triplets.. Fortunately I had "single parent" status which prevents my heir's partner to live with the family. And I was also lucky to have "change of scenery" which allows me to move all the family in Barnacle.

For a player who has already add more spaces in the house for all the childrens, it could be difficult to play an "expansionnist" goal, particularly if he has this goal more than one time during his challenge.

So, with more flexibility to move or not, we won't have to manage with 5 childrens and a couple and the brothers/sisters AND the grand-parents in the same small lot. I really don't know how we could cope with it.. maybe just add a link in the general rules allowing players to move if it becomes too difficult to live on a lot.. Change of scenery could just allow to change of neighborood (in a kind of "witness protection" program as it has already been suggested, or rebuild his house) So move out would be included in the general rules...

Of course, I know that in sims games, a legacy'spirit requires to live in the same lot, so I will understand if everyone prefer to stay on their original lots

calisims
13th Mar 2011, 5:31 PM
I'm fine with allowing the family to move at will, but if we do I'd suggest maybe getting rid of change of scenery as a roll. I don't want to be stuck with only the choice of changing neighborhood or tearing down the house on the lot. If we keep change of scenery I prefer we keep the choice to move out to a new house in the same to count for that rule.

NutsAndDolts
13th Mar 2011, 5:33 PM
Rolling change of scenery already includes the option to switch neighborhoods, luckily.

Thanks to basements, there is always room to expand if you roll expansionist, or if you have lots of kiddos... UNLESS, like you said, you live in an apartment.

I guess we could amend the rules and just say it's OK to move out of an apartment at any time. Or to say that if you play in Bridgeport, you must purchase a "normal" lot to begin with?


Remember that when you expand, you can destroy a previous room if you need to put stairs leading to a new room or something in its place.

mimi250
13th Mar 2011, 7:11 PM
Calisim, I would prefer to keep "change of scenery" and let the possibily to move in another house. So move out would be allowed in general rules and in specific goals (as for "Joker")

NutsandDolts, i'm agree with you except that "basements" are a real cause of issues in the games.. So it's a tool I don't use in the game.

My update:

Avril died at 106 days years old, she found it was not time for her to leave and beg the grim reaper to let her alive.. but her time was gone. And no mercy came from the reaper.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3810.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3810.php)

Despite of the freedom she enjoyed in her life, Tia engaged with jerome Rao. They went out together for a long time. And even if she had cheated him 1 or 2 times, Tia found it was time to have more stability in her life. However, marrying Jerome was out of question before her son turned YA.. She hadn't been really present when he was a child, letting Avril raise her little guy. But now that his beloved grand-mother had passed away, Tia and her son got closer.. Tia didn't want to spoil their relationships by marrying a man who may not take care of her son.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-3913.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-3913.php)

Tia achieved her last goal (to be a 5-star celebrity) one day after her son turned YA.

The following day, Harper turned YA. He's a real attractive man and as a teenager, a lot of girls at school were in love with him. But with "commitment issue" as one of his main trait, it promised to be a real challenge for all of these girls.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4020.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4020.php)

Harper had flirted with 3 girls when at school. They were very close in ages so they all grew up in the same time.. However, Harper couldn't imagine how urgent it was for all his girlfriends to marry him

The first one, Tahiata Libros, attacked only a few hours after he turned YA. She was already behind the gate (at 7. a.m this saturday morning) when he went out to pay the bills. The girl was wearing a wedding dress and caught his left arm as if she would never release it.


http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4161.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4161.php)


"How about marry me today, Harper? You said you loved me at school.. so everybody is waiting us to marry. Oh my dear, we'll have a lot of kids, I want 2 girls and 3 boys.. blabla.."

It was hard for Harper to explain the girl that it would be better to wait .. they had just turned YA, there wasn't any urgency
Tahiata was angry by hearing that, but she was not able to wait, and the next day Harper was relieved to learn that she was dating someone else.. Arfff, one less

The following evening, Harper invited Samia Lamotte to the Grind. Samia is his oldest friend in town. They had flirted a bit at school so it was a big surprise to see Samia arriving in the club in a beautiful wedding dress...

Harper's eyes got bigger.. "Are you going to marry someone, tonight?"

Samia, blushing "Do you remember when we were child, you swore many times that you'll marry me as soon as we get older.. So here we are"

(Only girls can remind such things)

Harper: "It was a joke, we were very young.. I don't want to marry you, I don't want to marry anyone"

The poor girl was very embarrassed, but Harper is a good guy and after he gave her consolation, they enjoyed a wonderful night at the Grind, dancing and reminding the past..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4251.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4251.php)

Tia married her lover the same day and moved to another house with her new husband.. So generation 8's goals are all achieved.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-409.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-409.php)

After all these disappointments, Harper was relieved to find at least a normal young girl in this town. His third girlfriend, Maxine Port, is a military's daughter, who has lost her parents too soon.. She was Harper's favorite girlfriend at school. When he invited her at his home, he was relieved to see that Maxine was wearing normal clothes.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4301.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4301.php)

Their "first time" together was unforgettable... Then Harper thought that living with Maxine would not be a bad experience. After her parents's death, Maxine had been separated from her sister and lived with a couple she hardly knew. Tahiata Libros (Harper's first girlfriend) lived in the same house. So tensions were tangible.. Maxine had nothing to lose, then she was pleased to accept Harper's proposal to live with him.

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4321.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4321.php)

But something happened.. an event for which they were not prepared at all. Having neglected condoms for their first whoowoo together, Maxine realised that she was pregnant.. At the beginning she believed that the incense smells that spread permanently in the living room was the cause of her faintness.. But it was not the case.. A baby was really growing into her bowels

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4341.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4341.php)

Harper was shocked at first, but he finally accepted the idea to be a so young father.. It was not the case for Maxine. Her ambition was to be a legend of sports. She had just started a career and was working hard to gain athletic skills. It was no time to have a baby, and above all to take care of a baby. She was sure her parents were looking at her, from the Heaven, and she wanted them to be proud of her. Being mother so young was not an option..

So Maxine's pregnancy was particulary difficult. She always complained about everything: She was an hydrophobiac and the big pool in the backyard seems to her absolutely scaring.. Harper refused to cover it: this pool was in his family since 8 generations. Maxine complained too to be forced to do the laundry or clean the plates.. a maid would have been helpful but the family has encountered so many issues with maids and butlers than these service people was since forbidden at home. Maxine couldn't stand arts but Harper didn't want to remove the family's portraits in the bedroom and the living room.. Harper, as a good guy, and considering that pregnancy was a hard time for women, tried everything he could to please his girlfriend. He even accepted to learn cooking skill until the level 3 to be able to cook cookies, as Maxine didn't want to eat another meal than cookies..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4380.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4380.php)

Harper called his mother to ask for advices about how to cope with garbages and dirty plates. But his poor mom was not aware of such things. All her life, she had let these tasks to other people (to Avril in most of the cases)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4550.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4550.php)

It was only when Maxine had an argument with another girl, at the park (only because the poor girl had chatted a bit with her boyfriend) than Harper suddenly reminded why he was so disgusted by the idea of marry someone and he regretted having proposed Maxine to live with him..

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4660.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4660.php)

Maxine's delivery came the following day, at 7 a.m.. She gave birth to a girl : jessica (10th generation)

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-4740.jpg (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-4740.php)

Jessica is brave and grumpy. Brave is a common trait is the family, since the beginning. And it's also a suitable trait as she will have to be a firefighter.

Her goals are: Single parent/ 3 childrens (the first as heir)/ Firefighter/ Perfect career/ No strangers

Notes: I used my joker for the last generation. At first, I had rolled for 4 kids and the 4th kid as the heir, which was annoying.. So I rerolled this goal.I am relieved to have a girl in generation 10. 3 childrens with a guy as single parent is really complicated. I've already done that with Dean and I was not ready to start over.

I realized yesterday that I may have failed the challenge. Avril bought a lot of rabbit holes for her grand-son (and I hadn't got "property mogul" as a goal).. And now the family owns 6 rabbit holes and is partner with another one.. It's only by reading again the rules that I realized that it wasn't allowed without "property mogul" as a goal. So I stopped to buy new community lots, but I continue to collect the money every monday. I don't know if we can consider I 've failed, but I'll continue until the end, as I'm very close to the end..

Harper is a mixologist during a week (he's job hopper).. It's a really boring career and I have 2 days left to decide if the next career will be adventurer. The risk is high to have issues when he'll come back to his neighborood. But by this way, I'll be sure if travels are a issue in the game. And I'll know if the fact that the game is LAA since LN has had positive consequences (on big save files)..

The girls's wedding dresses were not my fault. I have a real epidemic of wedding dresses in my town. So it was suitable for my story :rofl:

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 8:08 PM
Hi Nikkibug! New generation rules come into play as soon as that heir becomes YA, with a few exceptions.

Let's say your generation 2 heir has just turned YA.

If you rolled something like no strangers, homemade, or tattoo addict for generation 1, you are now free of them. You no longer have to play by those restrictions, even though generation 1 is still alive. But if you rolled them for generation 2, now is when you BEGIN playing with those restrictions.

If you rolled random traits for generation 2, your generation 2 heir and all of his/her siblings must have random traits, and that begins when they are born... even though you would still generally be playing under generation 1 rules until your generation 2 heir becomes YA.

For this reason, most of us roll for the next generation as soon as the first child of that generation is born (as in, roll for generation 2's parameters as soon as generation 1 produces its first child). Others roll for all ten generations at the beginning, though. ^.^]
Thanks That makes sense! :turtle:

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 9:07 PM
Generation 1:
A: Single parent
B: 5 Children
C: Standard job
C1: Professional Sports
E: Own/Partner 3 rabbit holes
F: Live your trait (I choose Athletic)

Heir 1: Leiana Dooblenoble
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-2.jpg

Traits:
Athletic
Brave
Smoozer
Workaholic
Family oriented

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-3.jpg
This Is the small house I built, It kinda sucks and I only had like 750 left when I was done. I was broke forever!

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-7.jpg
so broke in fact that I couldn't afford a chair, she ate her meals at the toilet....

Since I had the live your trait rolled I spent the next couple of days working out and going to work (professional sport was a goal as well).
I made sure she first met everyone at work to see who my baby daddy would be :p I decided It would be Justin Kayes so I had her invite him over.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-16.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-17.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-19.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-21.jpg

:D baby number 1 was on the way. I decided to at least make Justin her boyfriend ;p seeing as they be having 5 babies together. I decided I wouldn't do anything to control the gender or the traits so I didn't read any baby books. Then the baby as born.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-27.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-28.jpg
(the house is so dark!!) So he was born with the traits Athletic and Brave, and this for some reason reminded me of the little kid from the incredibles so I named him Dash. :]


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-34.jpg
He was a cute baby :] but I knew if I was going to have 4 more I had to start soon. D: So I called Justin back over. But in the mist of the action Dash started crying so Leiana didn't get pregnant. So I tried again the next day.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-43.jpg
Dash grew up the next day and I still wasn't prego even though I know I was I just wasn't showing yet. :p
then after teaching Dash how to walk and talk I showed :]

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-50.jpg

Baby #2 on the way.

Decide to roll for G2 even tho I'm not sure who I'll make my heir because there not all born yet, i think I want to do boy girl boy girl if it works out that way.

A: Couple (rolled 11)
B: Number of children 2 (I rolled a 5)
C:Standard Career (rolled a 3)
C1: Education (rolled an 8)
D: Standard Career (rolled a 2)
C1: Business (rolled a 1)
E: Expansionist (rolled a 3)
F: Random (rolled a 2) good thing I didn't get to Choose Dash's first 2 traits :p

This will be interesting. ^.^

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 9:09 PM
I use Random.org to roll how does everyone else do it?

whitewater
13th Mar 2011, 9:11 PM
Mimi, I also have owned rabbit holes through out the entire challenge. I want to say generation 2 bought the first ones (my sim wanted it... my sim got it-- which is basically how I play).

I didn't think that it was illegal in the first set of rules (which of course could be a misinterpretation on my part). Or if it was I didn't think it was when gen 2 purchased them (because it might have changed over time). I really haven't collected any money as I really have never kept up with them. Now I have property mongol and these properties have a big bank!

So if you've lost, then I've lost.

I pretty much just use it on nicer houses for the spares... lol.

Nikkibug: I use that too, I have a notebook I write it all down in. After I fill it all out, I go back and reroll whatever I have too or cut out whatever.

NutsAndDolts
13th Mar 2011, 9:48 PM
I also use random.org. Your first generation sounds difficult, Nikki! =( Good luck!

Owning places is allowed, whether or not you have rolled for it. My sims bought an empty lot and turned it into a family graveyard.

nikkibug
13th Mar 2011, 9:57 PM
Mimi, I also have owned rabbit holes through out the entire challenge. I want to say generation 2 bought the first ones (my sim wanted it... my sim got it-- which is basically how I play).

I didn't think that it was illegal in the first set of rules (which of course could be a misinterpretation on my part). Or if it was I didn't think it was when gen 2 purchased them (because it might have changed over time). I really haven't collected any money as I really have never kept up with them. Now I have property mongol and these properties have a big bank!

So if you've lost, then I've lost.

I pretty much just use it on nicer houses for the spares... lol.

Nikkibug: I use that too, I have a notebook I write it all down in. After I fill it all out, I go back and reroll whatever I have too or cut out whatever.
I just read part of you blog you soooo good! i hope I can be like that someday! your a great story teller! :D

corihummel77
13th Mar 2011, 11:47 PM
Quick update. I'm still working through the 1st generation but I'm getting close to starting the 2nd. Clayton, my heir, just had his b-day so only one more to go!!!! Then my family can get outta the "Living in the Past" & get a t.v., stereo, a nice fridge & a real stove!!!!!!!! Heeshees :)

So, my 2, (that's right 2!!) sets of twin have aged up:

Whitney & Clayton to teens http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Clayteen-1.jpg

Jason & Arik to child http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Arikchild-1.jpg

Also, the house!!! OMG, the house!!!! It had to grow too. A family of 7 can't live in a tiny two bedroom, 1 bath cottage. So Jennifer got busy painting her little heart out & Royce got to mixin' & they earned enough money to add on http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Newhouse.jpg

NutsAndDolts
14th Mar 2011, 2:57 AM
That house is lovely, Cori. ^.^ I wish my house-building skills were as good.

corihummel77
14th Mar 2011, 6:19 AM
^ Thank you :)


Yay!!!!!! The 2nd Generation of the Westmorelands is officially starting!!! FINALLY!!!!!!

First, the eldest Stephan, got married and moved out on his own with his lovely new wife, Myra. They soon had a baby girl, Ada. Royce & Jenn were ecstatic about their first grandchild!! Here's a pic of Myra & Royce with Ada http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/1stgrandkidAda-1.jpg

Clayton is all grown up now and ready to take on the Westmoreland heritage, as is his twin sister, Whitney. Whitney has a little place of her own and is concentrating on her career at the moment. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Whitneyadult-1.jpg

While out fishing, Clayton met Kaci and it was love at first sight!!!! He immediately snatched her up and had her wedded, bedded & expecting their first child. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/ClayKaci2-1.jpg

Oh and we can't forget the two youngest, Jason & Arik. They're teens now and, let me tell ya, those teen Sim females had better look out!!! http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Arikteen-1.jpg

nikkibug
14th Mar 2011, 6:47 AM
Okay after a long day real life and sim, Leiana has finally has all five children! Now all I have to do is buy/partner 3 rabbit holes and wait for Leiana's children to get older ;] And i've picked my G2 heir! g2 ill be sooo easier!

Oh and I forgot to post a pic of Dash as a Todler:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-64.jpg

Here whats up:
So Leiana though being a single parent of one was hard enough but then she got pregnant again! So she called Justin up to tell him the news, and the "all so helpful boyfriend" only said "Umm thats nice.." Uggh! Leiana was on the verge of a break down but she still had to take care of Dash.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Dooblenoble%20G1/Screenshot-45.jpg

Soon Dash had a birthday and earned the absent minded trait. He was such a handsome child, and
Leiana was proud of the man he was becoming.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-69.jpg

Days passed and Leiana was getting bigger and bigger, when out of nowheres Justin calls and ask to come over. Leiana has come to the conclusion that her and Justin may never become nothing but she had to keep him in her life for dash and the new babies sake. the next day the twin where born... yes twins! :] Leiana was now the mother of three. (got a little caught up and forgot to take pictures....) Anyways Justin started to hang out at the house more and more and Leiana found her self falling for him again. soon after she was Pregnant again!!! Twins Lizzie and Macie had a birthday and grown into Toddlers.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-81.jpg
Lizzie Dooblenoble (twin)
Traits:
Evil
Loves the Outdoors

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-83.jpg
Macie Dooblenoble (twin)
Traits:
Good
Light sleeper

Then I guess things where going good and She got pregnant 2 more times....What can she say Leiana wanted 5 kids.

First came
Georgia


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-91.jpg
She's the only one with Leiana's eyes <3
Gorgia is an Artistic Slob.

Next and finally came:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/teeter_19/Screenshot-90.jpg
Benny
He is
A grumpy virtuosoes young lad.


Yep there they are...all so very close in age.. sigh

mimi250
14th Mar 2011, 10:00 AM
That house is lovely, Cori. ^.^ I wish my house-building skills were as good.

Me too (sighs). I should take house-building lessons with Calisims or Corihummel..

Corihummel and Nikkibug, your sims are all very cute. :gjob:

mimi250
14th Mar 2011, 6:59 PM
About the "multicultural" goal.. As travels are difficult in game for challengers, because of all the issues linked to them, it will be more difficult to meet chinese, french people and egyptians in our neighborood.. (In sunset valley we can meet foreigners in parks, but it's not the case for all the neighboroods.. In barnacle, I haven't seen any foreigners in 8 generations)

Of course, the ones who use Twallan's mods could find a few solutions.. but the others..

So, Why not add "skin color" and "npc (maids, social workers and so on..)"? I know these things are not specifically multicultural features, but it would permit us to have more choice than marry only ghosts and vampires (above all ghosts are difficult to move without the science opportunity which is really rare). And I'm not so fond to play with vampires.. Unfortunatelly it's impossible to make babies with mummies and simbots.. So more choices would be helpful

calisims
14th Mar 2011, 8:39 PM
I think adding NPCs to the multicultural rule is a great idea. Skin color would be trickier, as it is done on a slider and who is to say which tone counts as 'multicilutural'.

NutsAndDolts
14th Mar 2011, 11:09 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-60-my-own-clone.html

Riverview gets tourists. Maybe Barnacle Bay is glitched. Wouldn't be the first time.

What seems to define sims of different "cultures" within the game is their extra trait, like "French Culture" or "Vampire." Not sure what the ghost one is. So people of different skin colors wouldn't count in that sense, but an interesting argument could be made for NPCs that give special traits (maids, pizza delivery folk, etc).

On the non-technical side of the coin, it wouldn't bother me if this rule were broadened to include whatever the player wants. Import a green-skinned sim to breed with and call it an alien, for all I care. 0=)

mimi250
15th Mar 2011, 12:22 AM
I lkie your idea NutsandDolts, so we could introduce aliens, monsters, blue/red/orange characters and consider it from an other culture. For me, it'll be more exciting than vampires. :up:


Ghosts are included as multicultural too, I think it's because of their body which are transparents and then different of normal sims... So multicultural is not only of question of traits..

NutsAndDolts
15th Mar 2011, 12:25 AM
Ghosts have SOMETHING that makes them go around making spooky ghost noises. I assumed it was a hidden trait sort of thing. Clearly they have more than a skin, I mean.

Olliepop
15th Mar 2011, 1:29 AM
Skin color would be trickier, as it is done on a slider and who is to say which tone counts as 'multicilutural'.

I'd imagine any skintone noticeably different from your heir's would count. I'm one of the lucky few who has been able to travel without problems, but I'm all for having more options. That said, I HAVE had problems with marrying in NPCs. It's mostly been age issues which MC can easily fix, but someone without mods who attempted to do so may find themselves without a suitable mate. If they're add in to the rule, I'd suggest putting a note or warning, like we already have about travel.

mimi250
15th Mar 2011, 10:35 AM
I'd imagine any skintone noticeably different from your heir's would count....

I'm agree too.. If your sim is white and clear, so he will have to find a dark skin mate. And the contrary too.. If he has a brown skin, he'll have to find a white or a dark skin partner and so on...

nikkibug
16th Mar 2011, 7:16 AM
Uhg so I got angry with the town/world I had my legacy in so I downloaded a new one.... It's quite nice.

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=403522

It has no residents, but I tested it out and If you have story progression on random people slowly come.
Also I pretty much fail my first generation challenge, seeing as I was on maternity leave forever I never made more than like 5,000$ So buying a rabbit hole was out of the question..Haha anyways now that I feel like I understand how to do a legacy challenge and what not I'm going to give it a second go in the new world I downloaded. Also I'm so loving the blog Idea. <3

P.S I agree with any different skin color counting, it makes it easier for people who have WA problems. :!:

-Nikkibug ^o^

NutsAndDolts
17th Mar 2011, 11:59 PM
Interesting town, Nikki. =)

I'm trying to update, but blogger is being all temperamental. So I'll go do something else for a while. xD

nikkibug
18th Mar 2011, 8:39 AM
Alright... :] Soo sososos... I like this approach much better ^.^
I've been playing my new legacy, which I named Laflame. (I random generated the last name haha)
And ways here's what I have so far.

http://laflamerandomlegacy.blogspot.com/

please give me your feedback good or bad is welcome as long as it's constructive!
Thanks

NutsAndDolts
18th Mar 2011, 4:22 PM
Great start Nikki!

Update

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-61-childhood-x3.html

the life of a novelist is haaard

calisims
18th Mar 2011, 6:40 PM
I've got and update too.
The life of my novelist is dulllll, lol.

http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-35-love-kills-slowly.html

Ketsu_sama
18th Mar 2011, 11:02 PM
Thinking of restarting because Sunset Valley is glitchy as hell even with less than one generation passing by. One of my townies (who was part of my old family before I started my legacy) got stuck in the park holding his toddler daughter (and his child son was stuck with him). Not even my sim faking passing out fazed him.

I wanted to try Redcliffs out anyway, though.

nikkibug
19th Mar 2011, 3:17 AM
Thinking of restarting because Sunset Valley is glitchy as hell even with less than one generation passing by. One of my townies (who was part of my old family before I started my legacy) got stuck in the park holding his toddler daughter (and his child son was stuck with him). Not even my sim faking passing out fazed him.

I wanted to try Redcliffs out anyway, though.
good luck hope that works for you. :]

smj139
19th Mar 2011, 6:44 AM
I began the legacy recently and I'm really enjoying it so far. I just started a blog where you can find it at:
http://vanillerandomlegacy.blogspot.com/

I have a question for anyone who can answer me:
I don't have any mods on the game, and I'm not too familiar with what they really are. I read a few posts on here but have no idea what people are talking about :/
So, do I need a specific mod to continue my legacy? It's been getting a bit harder to find a "spouse" and even friends for the kids at school. I feel like the majority of the people in the world are elderly. Would creating more characters in the community break a rule?

Thanks!

corihummel77
19th Mar 2011, 10:36 AM
Update time!!!!

Royce & Jenn are now in their twilight years. Both have fulfilled their LTW's and are enjoying retirement and their grandchildren. They both want to live to see at least ten. They have 9 so far with at least 2 more on the way (might be more, it's getting kinda hard to keep track of everyone)
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Jenniferelder-1.jpg

Jason & Arik are adults now. They got a little house to share but then Jason met Nikki and is co-habitating with her & their 2 kids. Arik's still playing the field. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Arikadult-1.jpg

Clayton and Kaci have three children with one on the way:

Their 1st born, Madison:http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Madisonteen-1.jpg

Their adopted daughter, Shirra:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Shirrateen-1.jpg

And their little boy Gavin: http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Gavintoddler.jpg

calisims
19th Mar 2011, 1:43 PM
I began the legacy recently and I'm really enjoying it so far. I just started a blog where you can find it at:
http://vanillerandomlegacy.blogspot.com/

I have a question for anyone who can answer me:
I don't have any mods on the game, and I'm not too familiar with what they really are. I read a few posts on here but have no idea what people are talking about :/
So, do I need a specific mod to continue my legacy? It's been getting a bit harder to find a "spouse" and even friends for the kids at school. I feel like the majority of the people in the world are elderly. Would creating more characters in the community break a rule?

Thanks!

No mod is required for this legacy, but a story progression mod like Twallan's is very helpful for keeping your neighborhood thriving. With EA story progression, your neighbors don't get married or have babies very often and soon everyone gets old and dies out.
It's okay to add new families to the town to keep it going.

smj139
19th Mar 2011, 5:00 PM
Thanks Calisims, helps out a lot!

nikkibug
19th Mar 2011, 8:17 PM
cori there all so cute! :D

Lady Scarlet
19th Mar 2011, 9:11 PM
Well, I decided to continue playing with my current family (the one that I used when I started playing this challenge - with the old rules), but to use the new rules for the next generation ^^
If I remember ... Last time I had a single parent of 5 children (and ... it happened that all 5 children were vampires XD ).Now ... I think 3 of the kids are teenagers and 2 of them are children.I think I will make the younger one the heir (I can't remember if it will be the 5th or the 6th generation).So, the rolls for Generation 6 ^^

A. Marital Structure
Step Children - well, I guess this one is the most interesting and I can't wait for my heir to grow up and start looking for a husband ^^
B. Number of Children
2 children - It will be easy ... Last time I had to raise 5 children with a single parent
C. Primary Income
Standard Career
Criminal (Evil) - Well, the first time when I'll try this one.It will be cool =^.^=
D. Secondary Income
None - Too easy ... I already have enough money from the past generations and my sims don't have to work.Now, one of them can concentrate on raising the children.
E. Generation Goal
Living Green - Old memories ... I had to try this one the first time I played, with the first generation.I think I have the garden back from then.
F. Miscellaneous
Multi Cultural - My favorite one ^^ I think it will be the third time in my game when I roll this one, so ... the family already is very multi cultural.And they are vampires too, so ... Yeah, not to complicated.But I think the heir will choose her spouse somewhere from Al Simhara or from Champs Les Sims (my favorite places ^^ ).

Well, I can't wait to start ^^ I will post some photos later, maybe next time ^^

nikkibug
20th Mar 2011, 12:28 AM
2Updates: http://laflamerandomlegacy.blogspot.com/

:D

kirajmp
20th Mar 2011, 7:17 AM
Finally a new update for Moonstone Manor.

Opal and Jett have a son, Peridot.

They will end up with three eventually.

Opal and Jett are well on their way to fulfilling their LTW's as per their generation's goal. Opal wants to reach the top of the stylist career, and Jett wants to max guitar and charisma.

I've never had the desire to try the stylist career, so it's something new for me. It's really not my thing, but I'm glad I was forced to try it :)

Two new chapters:

Gen 5 Chapter 1 (http://kirajmpmoonstone.blogspot.com/2011/03/gen-5-ch-1.html)

Gen 5 Chapter 2 (http://kirajmpmoonstone.blogspot.com/2011/03/gen-5-ch-2.html)

calisims
21st Mar 2011, 1:38 PM
Chapter 36 is Up:
http://mcdermottrandomlegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-36-that-guy.html

mimi250
21st Mar 2011, 10:52 PM
Nice update, calisims.. You're close to the end, and I'm glad to know you'll start over a new legacy ( yeahhh, a lot of new chapters to read).
I don't know Dragon Age (your photos in game are impressive) I'm waiting Sims medieval, as it seems that it's an interesting game...

I have seen Riverblossom at MTS. It's a very beautiful country. I'd like to play in it too. However, I've read that there is an annoying glitch in it (a few sims don't age) so I'll wait the creator to update it.

I don't think i'll start over a new legacy, because I have been playing this one for more than 3 months, and "Generations" EP is said to be published at the beginning of May. So I think i'll prefer start a new legacy with the EP. I'm looking forward the news about the EP (I think EA is waiting Medieval to be published)

I have sent Harper to Egypt, China and France. My save file is big but fortunately I haven't had any troubles of errors saves until now.. I just have now a few bugs which are really irritating. My toddler (generation 10) is not able to sleep anymore in her crib even when she's exhausted. So I'll have to use "resetSim" now until she grows into a child..and I can't progress in the adventures in Egypt because I've to find 2 mommitumium and only one appeared on the map..

I think all these bugs are linked to travels, because my game was empty of glitches until I sent Harper to Egypt.. But I was pleased to travel again. I did miss travels..

calisims
22nd Mar 2011, 12:54 PM
Thanks mimi. I didn't know about issues with Riverblossom Hills, I haven't looked at the thread since I downloaded. I did load the neighborhood top look at it, but hadn't played it all, saving it to do a new legacy in. But if it is buggy, I may just wait to start a new legacy for when the next ep comes out.
We'll have to change the rules for that, too. I'm sure there will be new careers and new goals we can add.

I'm sorry you are having glitches from traveling. That's really sad. I like traveling too, and having cool relic collections in my house, so it sucks that it can cause soo many problems for people.

Dragon Age is a series of rpg games by Bioware. They are heavy on the violence and gore, so a lot of Simmers might not be interested in that. The stories are really well done, though, and I love the fact that you can romance your companions. :D
I think I have the Hopeless Romantic trait, lol.

NutsAndDolts
22nd Mar 2011, 7:57 PM
I absolutely love collecting treasure as well. =(

I'm very excited for the new EP. Though I think it will leave me raging over things they didn't include, lol.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/chapter-62-star-crossed.html

New chapter.

NutsAndDolts
23rd Mar 2011, 9:48 PM
Having a weird problem. I have overwatch and it occasionally rescues a missing sim, but there are two sim women in my town who have gone missing. They stop aging, according to their little pics when Twallan's SP tells me they're late to their jobs. Constantly. I've tried resetsim, and I've also tried using mastercontroller to switch them to another household. When I go into edit town, they're not in that household. O.o

Anyone ever experience this?

corihummel77
24th Mar 2011, 8:22 AM
I'm really not very good at creating stories but I thought I would make a collage of the day to day life of my family. These are just some random screenshots. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Newhouse-1.jpg

NutsAndDolts
25th Mar 2011, 12:40 AM
Looks like you're having fun Cori. =)

I haven't been able to play as much lately because my boyfriend and I have started up our RPG again. My sims storywriting was kind of a stand-in for that. But I will see my legacy through to the end, and will definitely start a new one with the new expansion pack (or sooner).

whitewater
25th Mar 2011, 8:51 PM
Love the pics Cori!
I've been swamped lately too, but I got really ahead last month so I'm posting all my back entries. lol.
I've heard about this new expansion, but I haven't heard what it will be about. Hopefully I'll have my legacy finished before its released.

NutsAndDolts
26th Mar 2011, 4:04 AM
Update on my missing sims problem. I added one of the women to my active house. Double clicked on her icon to locate her. She was, it appeared, under the ground somewhere or invisible. I did resetsim and she appeared in my sims' house, standing up with her arms outstretched creepily. The game froze as soon as I pressed play. So I won't be trying that again. LOL... I do realize this isn't the tech support forum.

Nol and Pablo are at kid #2. Nol was a triplet, but she has yet to experience multiple births herself. I don't have enough material for one of my massive updates yet.

CinderEmma
26th Mar 2011, 4:23 AM
I have seen Riverblossom at MTS. It's a very beautiful country. I'd like to play in it too. However, I've read that there is an annoying glitch in it (a few sims don't age) so I'll wait the creator to update it.
I checked it recently, the creator says that Twallan's mod Overwatch fixes this. Not that I have the glitch, all my Ottamas are dying like hot cakes (literally 3 died in one sim week 0_o)

Speaking of glitches, I'm playing a legacy (not random, though I based some of the rules in loosely) and I killed the father while the mother was pregnant. Oh goodness those babies were glitched, invisible babies are so freaking annoying. I reloaded it three times before one baby would show up, though I had to kill the other one :( (RIP Janey). I need to start playing my random legacy again, but I'm finding the celeb route glitchy now and it's annnnnoying me.

corihummel77
26th Mar 2011, 9:25 AM
Just wanted to share some pic's of the 3rd generation of the Westmoreland clan. Jennifer & Royce are quite old now but they have been blessed with 10 beautiful grandchildren. They are (in order from left to right, top to bottom) Shirra, Ada, Madison, Angel, Aiden, Liam, Gavin, Heather (the next heir), Jacob & Tara http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/Tara-1.jpg

ReyaD
30th Mar 2011, 10:22 PM
Um... started posting my own legacy. I'm already almost done gen 2, but only just now decided to start posting it. xD

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ch1-meet-alicia-vasquez.html

mimi250
30th Mar 2011, 11:28 PM
Hi

The forum has not been updated since a long time (I've been playing sims3 medieval since a few days for my part, and I have let my sims3 down a bit) so I'll add the last proposals to the rules.

-Sims can move in another house, even if they haven't got the "change of scenery" goal
-Multicultural goal is extended to different skins (your sim will have to find a partner with a noticeable different skin color)
-Party to remember meals can be cooked only on BBQ if you have living in the past as Misc fun.

corihummel77
31st Mar 2011, 2:29 AM
Hi this post really has nothing to do with my legacy. I've just been trying to teach myself how to take better pics. So what do you all think??? Are these better???? http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/corihummel77/Sims%203%20screenshots/WhitneyWbetter-1.jpg

Oh & Mimi: I like the additions :0)

NutsAndDolts
31st Mar 2011, 2:45 AM
I like all of your pictures, Cori. =)

I've been busy with work. I now have enough pics for an update, but it will take a while to assemble.

corihummel77
31st Mar 2011, 2:47 AM
^ Thanks :0)

NickeyElysse
31st Mar 2011, 8:11 PM
I've started to try this challenge again for the I don't know how many-ith time. I rolled couple, 2 children, movie director, no income, fulfilled, perfect career.

I think this is probably the best rolls i could possible get to get the challenge started.
I downloaded sunset valley 2.0 and grabbed a few celebs and vamps from bridgeport which should allow me to complete the challenge without any major problems.

So, meet Raya and Oliver Jabbar

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5071/screenshotsp.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/i/screenshotsp.jpg/)

Raya wants to be a culinary librarian. She is family oriented, natural cook, neat, perfectionist, and handy.

Oliver is employed in the film career and wants to be a distinguished director, his traits include: star quality, charismatic, bookworm, ambitious, workaholic.

The live in the 60x60 lot that i'm sure I'll come to regret later.

Sorry about my lazy grammar, it's been a long day.

ReyaD
1st Apr 2011, 3:10 AM
Um. Ch. 2 is up. xD Aaand I suck at pacing. Ah well, I forgot to take pictures of Lici's children during the babies/toddler stage so I suppose my pacing will catch up soon.

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ch-2-heart-wants-whatever-happens-to-be.html

Cori your photos are beautiful!

calisims
1st Apr 2011, 2:47 PM
Nice job, Reya.

Thanks for updating the rules, mimi. Between DA2 and Sims Medieval, I haven't played my legacy lately either, so it will be awhile until I update again, I think.

kirajmp
2nd Apr 2011, 5:37 AM
I have a new chapter for Moonstone Manor up.

The last 2 children for gen 5's 3 children were born - twin girls, Jade and Emerald. There will be one more chapter for gen 5 I think, then will start gen 6.

I was reminded that I haven't posted rolls for gen 6 yet so here they are:

Singe parent with help
2 children
Primary career: Education
Secondary: Job hopper
Goal: Opportunist (yay, one of the new ones! I love doing opportunities, so should be fun)
Just for Fun: Runs in the Family ( boo, 2nd time I rolled this one. I got Vehicle enthusiast this time)

Just a note on the Opportunist Goal - the rules say do all opportunities you get except travel ones. I assume I can do the travel ones if I want, I just don't have to do them?

Link to new chapter: Generation 5 Chapter 3 (http://kirajmpmoonstone.blogspot.com/2011/04/gen-5-ch-3.html)

NickeyElysse
2nd Apr 2011, 8:10 AM
Moonstone Yay! I can't see how you write in single parent with help.

NutsAndDolts
2nd Apr 2011, 5:52 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Generation 7 has taken over.

NickeyElysse
3rd Apr 2011, 1:42 AM
Raya and Oliver Jabbar finally had their first baby. A precious baby girl they decided to name Paula. I didn't get to pick her traits. She got absent minded and clumsy. Boo.

Oliver is at the way mark of reaching his goal to be a distinguished director. His writing is nearly to level six.

Raya is at level 9.5 of her cooking skills. And I'm going to wait to save money and buy all the recipes at once I think. Easier to keep track that way I figure. 1 more child left to pop out. Should probably go ahead and get started on that.

My gen 2 rolls:
a. couple
b. 2 children
c.Primary Career: Culinary
d. second income: Part Time Job
e. gen goal: Change of Scenery
f. misc fun: Luxury

My plan of attack for this generation is to go ahead and name Paula heir. Wait until the second child becomes and adult and leave the legacy house to him or her. Then I'll pack the family away and move them into the nicest furnished pre-made they can afford. Hopefully at least a 3-bedroom. One for heir, parents, and future children. I pick the kitchen to upgrade.

How fun. This random stuff makes my sims seem more like real people.

ReyaD
3rd Apr 2011, 5:15 AM
NutsAnd Dolts: I won't lie. I cheered outloud when I heard Holly had kids. He's been my favourite ever since Arthur.

Ch. 3 is up. xD I've got seven chapters already written out with more available to be written out before even having to play again.

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-3-heartburn-heartbreak-and.html

NutsAndDolts
3rd Apr 2011, 9:26 PM
Holly would blush to know he has a fan. ;)

...Aww, poor Gunther.

ReyaD
3rd Apr 2011, 10:41 PM
Gunther's so easy to hurt... I really don't know why. xD I keep doing something mean to him whenever I play in Sunset Valley. And I don't hate him! It just... keeps happening. Ah well, he'll be gone soon enough.

I don't even know what it is about Holly... (but it might be the hair). I know I loved Arthur because of the personality you gave him. (What ever happened to the vamp sibs anyway?)

NutsAndDolts
4th Apr 2011, 12:48 AM
Pavel and Arthur are still around, as is Arthur's daughter Sifton. They've grown a bit distant from the other Archers since the other Archers have much shorter lifespans... they've been gradually less present in each generation.

Sacha is still around too. The SP mod informed me she was an elder the last time I played.

Yuri as well, lol. I'll have to get some more pics of them before they expire.

ReyaD
4th Apr 2011, 1:21 AM
Wow... Sacha's an elder... I've never seen an elder vampire who was BORN a vampire before. (Or even any kind of elder vampire who wasn't turned while already in the elder stage).

Dammit now I'm depressed.

Also: Ch. 4 cause I don't know how to pace myself: http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-4-growing-up-vasquez.html

NickeyElysse
4th Apr 2011, 1:33 AM
I'm the first to follow your blog Reya. And ha, I didn't mean to but by Founder's wife's name is Raya-- spelled differently I know. I made her in CAS too since I rolled couple for first gen.

I use http://www.behindthename.com/random/ to name all my sims.

ReyaD
4th Apr 2011, 2:35 AM
Yeah I noticed that when you first uploaded your legacy but I didn't want to say anything cause it was weird!

Reya is my middle name. Its the sort form of the spanish "Reina" which means queen or female ruler.

NickeyElysse
4th Apr 2011, 3:00 AM
I have decided randomize the traits of all the spares, just to keep things interesting. Apparently I really hate making decisions, random this, random that, etc.

NutsAndDolts
4th Apr 2011, 2:06 PM
I played for an hour today and then the game crashed. So I started it again, played for 40 minutes, and it crashed. SIGH.

Very frustrating since in that time two toddlers were potty trained and one learned to walk (twice over), my author wrote two books and was able to start her masterpiece, and one of my sims was visiting the old vampires for pics before they die.

I probably won't have time to play more today. =(

ReyaD
4th Apr 2011, 6:55 PM
Sims 3 on my old laptop used to crash all the time, so I'm in the habit of saving every single time something cool happens xD. Sure the saving takes time, but I just go get a drink or play with my ipod until its done.

NickeyElysse
4th Apr 2011, 6:56 PM
Yeah. My computer has taken to overheating and just plain shutting off. Not really related to anything in the game, I don't think. Maybe the fact that I don't play fullscreen anymore uses more cpu maybe. But thankfully it only does so right after I've finished randomly and paranoidly saving the game.

ReyaD
5th Apr 2011, 5:42 PM
Ch. 5! Time to meet the male influences in the girls' lives.

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-5-trouble-with-boys.html

NutsAndDolts
5th Apr 2011, 6:01 PM
Lol... garlic. ;)

NutsAndDolts
6th Apr 2011, 2:11 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Generation 8 is born.

ReyaD
6th Apr 2011, 9:18 PM
Zephram is such a cute little elder! Just like Randy, lol. I love Nol's hair. I keep forgetting to say this, but I'm amazed Randy's hair is still so prominent! I've never had weird traits last longer then three or four generations. (Then again, never played more then three or four generations xD)

Holy crud! EIGHTH generation! Wow, congrats on the milestone!

Edit: Ch. 6 update: http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-6-angst.html

NutsAndDolts
6th Apr 2011, 10:53 PM
I just consider myself lucky with some of the weird traits. Sadly the pointy ears died off with generation 4 (neither of the generation 5 children had them). The blue hair died off on the other side of the family (Fiona's progeny) pretty quickly, but orange eyes have been dominant. The orange eyes are actually Randi's... while Randy also had orange eyes, they were a lighter orange.

Melody came into the family in generation 4 and passed on her ears to her child and grandchildren, and her male great-grandchildren. So Nol is my first heir with normal sim ears.

Jazz (generation 3) passed on his eye shape to every heir until (SPOILER) generation 8. Ashby got her dad's face.

ReyaD
7th Apr 2011, 1:13 AM
Very cool. I remember Jazz, I loved his hair. He was really unique.

I haven't really noticed ear shapes in Sims, but now I'm going to be checking out my sims every appearance to see what gets passed on! Lol.

NutsAndDolts
7th Apr 2011, 2:20 AM
Well, Melody had really huge ears. But I've noticed different ear shapes since, which is kind of cool.

CinderEmma
7th Apr 2011, 11:08 AM
^ I forgot to ask this earlier, how did you get the pointy ears? I love elf sims!

NutsAndDolts
7th Apr 2011, 12:10 PM
I used a mod to add extra ear sliders.

Randy's elf ears worked well with only a few hair styles, I discovered. It was a problem I never considered... since all pointy-eared sims I had in the past were created in CAS, not bred in the game. In CAS you can fiddle around with the sliders until the ears work okay with the hair. But I didn't feel right altering the ears on Randy's great-grandson, so I just lived with the limited hairstyle choices.

ReyaD
8th Apr 2011, 6:09 PM
Ch. 7 : Birthday Drama. Shorter then my usual ones but I like it. Gen 2 has begun!

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-7-birthday-drama.html

NutsAndDolts
8th Apr 2011, 8:33 PM
You're so lucky. I never got a birthday cake to catch fire. ;.;

ReyaD
8th Apr 2011, 10:19 PM
It happens to me SO often! xD For a while I was even paranoid of buying cakes and just let them age up on their own. But I wanted to throw the twins a party so I bought them a cake... I'm just glad no one died.

CinderEmma
9th Apr 2011, 1:43 AM
I didn't know they could catch fire XD I wonder if there's a list out there with all the flammable objects in TS3

ReyaD
9th Apr 2011, 2:30 AM
List of things Alicia has set on fire:
- FIreplace (In Bridgeport)
- Three DIFFERENT ovens
- A freaking CAKE

I also remember one of my sims lighting a fire while serving Baked Alaska (Or maybe that was real and I've just blocked it and turned it into a Sims memory to heal the pain... it would explain the burn marks on the carpet...)

CinderEmma
9th Apr 2011, 2:39 AM
I've had a few oven stoves, but usually I have a handy sim if I want a fireplace so I can fireproof it XD I grow attached to my living rooms :P
I think I'll make ANOTHER legacy, I just cannot get into this one at all. That and the celeb glitchs, which is like half of my legacy this time is a paaaain.

NutsAndDolts
9th Apr 2011, 2:59 AM
I've taken everything to do with celebrities out of my rolls. I refuse to put up with it. xD

Does anyone know if there's a way to keep sims from dropping all their action queues when they see ghosts? My sim is best friends with a dead relative, and they still drop everything when they walk in the living room and see him watching TV.

ReyaD
9th Apr 2011, 4:12 AM
Honestly, NutsAndDolts... wouldn't YOU drop everything if you saw a ghost watching TV in your living room?

(I have nothing constructive to add as this will be the first time I've ever had ghosts in my house for any long period of time).

kirajmp
9th Apr 2011, 4:20 AM
I've taken everything to do with celebrities out of my rolls. I refuse to put up with it. xD

Does anyone know if there's a way to keep sims from dropping all their action queues when they see ghosts? My sim is best friends with a dead relative, and they still drop everything when they walk in the living room and see him watching TV.

I use this mod from vahi master at MTS and it works well for me. There is also one for simbots and mummies.

Ghost Reaction Remover (http://nene.modthesims.info/download.php?t=345114)

NutsAndDolts
9th Apr 2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks kirajmp! =D

Second question... would it be cheating to use it? 0=)

And no... if I'd seen ghosts around EVERY night, I'd stop being freaked. The thing is, when you have one or two graves on the lot, they may not haunt every night. Or even if you have three or four. My legacy currently has seven. So there is at least one ghost roaming every night, if not more.

NutsAndDolts
9th Apr 2011, 6:09 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

A new gnome joins the house... sorta.

CinderEmma
9th Apr 2011, 9:29 PM
I feel less bad for restarting :)
WHY DID ZEPHRAM DIE? :(:(:(:(:(:(:( *cries*
Rio is super cute though :) I just love that hair!

NutsAndDolts
9th Apr 2011, 9:54 PM
Zephram died because he had no death flowers.

Always carry death flowers.

CinderEmma
9th Apr 2011, 10:34 PM
It was more of a rhetorical question XD
I haven't cared about a sim enough to search for a death flower yet, but I definitely will if I do get attached to one :)

NutsAndDolts
10th Apr 2011, 2:38 AM
Still no discussion on the ghost reaction mod being legal or not? 0=)

The freezings in my game are really bad today, again. v.v

I've had more sims vanish, as well. I have no idea what causes it. One of the families in town had triplets, and two of the three stopped aging at child and are nowhere in town, anywhere, though MC still lists them as living with their family.

ReyaD
10th Apr 2011, 7:25 PM
Ch. 8! Gen three is born. (Well, actually her second child, currently unborn, will be heir, but you know what I mean).

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-8-heartburn-and-heartbreak-pt-2.html

Um... can someone tell me what "perfect children" entails? Like... what exactly am I supposed to teach the kid at the CHILD level?

NutsAndDolts
10th Apr 2011, 7:36 PM
At the child level, I have the kid master use of the toy oven (which they can only use in the child stage) and the building blocks (which they can play with as toddlers, though it seems not to increase their skill level).

ReyaD
10th Apr 2011, 8:22 PM
Ah. Awesome, thanks. I didn't know you could master the oven. O_o

Yay for new things!

NutsAndDolts
10th Apr 2011, 10:45 PM
1) Perfect Children Ė All sim children must age up perfectly(with the exception of pregnancy, which is a bit random and out of your control). In addition, they must have maxed skills on the toddler and child toys. Specifically, they must have obtained all 3 levels on the peg box toy, xylophone, toy oven and play table, and have read all 9 toddler skill books(jimmy sprocket is not required). Also, as a teen, they must have obtained level 3 in a part time career(though they may quit the career before graduation). Note that it is not required to have all positive traits, but only to have had the option to choose all but the first two.

So basically you must have the the option to choose every child's traits each time they age up (child, teen, young adult). To get the option to choose the trait when your toddler ages to child, the toddler must be potty trained and know how to walk and talk. The other two stages depend mostly on their grades (and make sure the kid doesn't skip school on their birthday!!!).

Toddlers must read all skill books except Jimmy Sprocket, and master the peg box and xylophone.

Children get to master the oven and play table.

Teens have to reach level 3 in a part time job.

ReyaD
10th Apr 2011, 11:13 PM
Good to know. Thanks, NutsAndBolts, that helps a lot.

mimi250
11th Apr 2011, 12:37 AM
I'm back.. Sorry to have let the topic down for such a long time. I was so busy with a few changes in my own life, and the fact I discovered Medieval had just pushed my legacy on the backyard.. So, it seems that there are a few updates. I'll take the time to read what happened in your different stories, and to finish my legacy which is almost over.

I don't think Generations will change a lot of things in the rules as it doesn't seem to bring a lot of new careers or skills. But maybe I anticipate too much. It's better to wait for news ... But I'm really impatient :bunny: Family life's features lack in the game.

ReyaD
11th Apr 2011, 10:17 PM
Aaaaah I have to slow down in updating xD... but this was a fun chapter.

And I'm not even kidding, Henry is the only non-vampire in the culinary career.

http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-9-family-life.html

NutsAndDolts
12th Apr 2011, 12:21 AM
I had no idea Sacha had accumulated so much fame! I guess that's what happens when you let sims leave your active household... they go on without you. =P

The pic of the two kids playing together is adorable.

kirajmp
12th Apr 2011, 12:54 AM
New chapter for Moonstone Manor.

Jade and Emerald become teenagers. I had pulled Jett into the legacy because I wanted to shake the genes up some. Also the only other teenage boy in Bridgeport at the time was that Jupiter kid, whose personality I couldn't stand. All my heirs seemed to be looking alike before now.

But wow, Jett's genes come through strong, and the twins both look more like him than Opal, especially Emerald, poor kid. Oh, well, it'll fit pretty well in my story, now to find a cute mate or two, to even things out.

Generation 5 Chapter 4 (http://kirajmpmoonstone.blogspot.com/2011/04/gen-5-ch-4.html)

NutsAndDolts
12th Apr 2011, 1:29 AM
Your sims are very good looking. =) Jett is very cute.

ReyaD
12th Apr 2011, 2:27 AM
The twins are sooooo cute, kirajmp! I love Jade's teen hair especially. She's gorgeous. Can't wait to see how your story progresses.

And I think Jett's quite good looking. I like his hair tone.

kirajmp
12th Apr 2011, 3:06 AM
Awww thanks you guys .

Miss Puff
12th Apr 2011, 4:56 AM
Hey everyone, I haven't played in forever, but I wanted to stop in and see how everyone's stories were coming. I got really busy with school and then started having some crashing issues with the game, and I just lost motivation for a little while. Reading all the new stories and updates has gotten me excited again, though, so I'm going to try harder to find out what's causing my crashes so hopefully I can start updating my story again soon!

NutsAndDolts
12th Apr 2011, 2:05 PM
Update.

http://r2simslegacy.blogspot.com/

Chapter 66 has a fitting theme.

NutsAndDolts
12th Apr 2011, 2:06 PM
Also: welcome back Miss Puff! =) I look forward to your next updates.

Calisims got all distracted with other games, but she's soooo close to finishing the challenge...

calisims
12th Apr 2011, 6:15 PM
Also: welcome back Miss Puff! =) I look forward to your next updates.

Calisims got all distracted with other games, but she's soooo close to finishing the challenge...

I know! I'm into my 3rd playthrough of DA2 and I'm still not bored. I'm even thinking about doing another playthrough of DA Origins to have another save to import to DA2 (decisions you made in DA:O carry through to 2 which opens different discussions and side quests).
When I'm not playing DA I'm playing TSM, so my S3 legacy has kind of dropped, and I have not been keeping up with this thread as much. I am sorry about that, but I do always inevitably return to Sims when I've exhausted every possibility in my other games, so I'm sure I'll be back soon.

About the child skill toys, it's like the toddler books, they don't gain the skills during that stage, but when they age up and learn the skill, they get an instant 3 points. The blocks table gives mechanical skill (or is it repair? or handiness? lol, too many games with skills to learn...)

NickeyElysse
12th Apr 2011, 7:34 PM
question: when I have to adopt, would it be okay instead of getting a ugly face 1 fake generated orphan, if I download a sim and plop it into my family? Or maybe kill some parents off and steal their baby?

NutsAndDolts
12th Apr 2011, 8:34 PM
I don't think anyone would object, Nickey.

If I ever roll adoption, I'll probably just use MasterController to take the vanilla kid into CAS and perform surgery.

NickeyElysse
12th Apr 2011, 8:44 PM
Yeah, I usually roll random face for my vanilla townies. But they usually come out really ugly. I want to take legacy babies I've fallen in love with an integrate them into my game. I really want FuryRed's Bellamy, but I don't know how to make people related that weren't before.

ReyaD
12th Apr 2011, 9:43 PM
Ch. 10: (Alternate title: I'm sad)
http://simswilliamslegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-10-love.html

Yeah if I ever get the adoption option I'd take kids from different families... Or I'd pull a Moonstone Manor and feign a foreign family member death.

calisims
12th Apr 2011, 10:07 PM
I don't think anyone would object, Nickey.

If I ever roll adoption, I'll probably just use MasterController to take the vanilla kid into CAS and perform surgery.
That's what I do. I have zero tolerance for vanilla.