Chapter 8: The Old Run-Around

So this is the first vacation for the legacy family.  I’ve updated the rules I’m playing by in order to keep things fair, and in the same spirit as the original challenge.  I might need to change them later, but right now here they are:

-To prevent super-extended lives, Sims are only able to go on vacation once a week.

-All vacations are 3 days long.  Sims are not allowed to extend vacations using lifetime rewards, Visa Perks, or the Certificate of Partnership.

-Sims are allowed to grind World Adventure skills (Martial Arts, Nectar-making, and Photography).

-However, Sims are not allowed grind their Base Game skills, unless it’s part of the adventuring.  (ie: Jogging around the map, repairing broken objects, and talking to locals is fine.  Jogging on a treadmill, giving object upgrades, or practising speeches in the mirror is not.)  The extra time gained from vacations should only be used for vacation-related things.

Feel free to leave feedback if you want!


Day 1:

And he was all like "Whoa!"

And he was all like “Whoa!”

For the first world adventure, the Wolfe family went to Shang Simla, China.  I’m hoping to find Pangu’s Axe to make adventuring easier.  I was getting tired of controlling 6 Sims at once, so only Alexander, Roxanne, Virgil, and Tristan are going on vacation.  Ezekiel (who still hates Alex for no apparent reason) is left at home to babysit Cascadia (whose name I keep spelling wrong).

"Where are your dragons!?"

“Where are your dragons!?”

Before any adventuring, Alex hits up the shops to buy some stuff:  a book on Martial Arts, some Dojo-equipment, some tents, some canned-showers, and some tasty lumps of brown stuff.  He’s given the task of finding some gems to fix up a Vision Statue.  Naturally, the gems aren’t spawning.

Roxanne needs to find an ancient relic in the Halls of the Lost Army and spends the whole day futzing around in the tomb.

Tristan is helping a local rebuild a telescope so he needs to find some metals.

Virgil’s first quest is to catch some fish, which he is good at, and then explore the Dragon Cave.  The fish seem to spawn right away, but the insects and the required gems aren’t.

You got a Piece of Heart!

You got a Piece of Heart!

Day 2:

Wow, it’s really hard to describe vacations.   Most of the adventures are basically fetch-quests, where you have to find this, that, or the other, and deliver it to some guy.  Or more accurately, collect 20 bear asses.  Not that it’s bad, but in reflection it’s not always interesting to write about.  But I’ll do my best to make it interesting!

It's never the quest the Sim wants, but it's always the quest the Sim deserves.

It’s never the quest the Sim wants, but it’s always the quest the Sim deserves.

After running around the map all day, Alex was asked to rebuild a thermometer, then find some rare insects.  They haven’t started spawning yet either, what a pain.

After finding some relics and delivering the telescope parts, Tristan gets his level 1 Visa.  Hooray!

Roxanne is also jogging around looking for metals, gems, insects, and plants.  Similarly, Virgil is tasked to find some rare metal and gems.

Truthishly, this is like some Final Fantasy game where you have to keep wandering around the wilderness hoping for that very specific creature to appear.

Where is that Tonberry?

Where is that Tonberry?

Day 3:

Tristan needs to ask some Sims to turn out their lights so the telescope works better.  Wait, isn’t that an episode of The Simpsons?

You stole my stars, Shang Simla!

You stole my stars, Shang Simla!

Virgil gets his level 1 Visa, which is neat.  He finally gets around to the Phoenix Academy to start learning Martial Arts.  I’m thinking he’s going to have the Martial Artist lifetime wish.


Take that!

Roxanne also finished that riddle quest somebody in Lucky Palms gave her.  The answer was bacon.  And that’s a wrap!

Theme song of the week:

“Smoke and Clouds” by Jeff Ball

About misterwolfe86

Hello! I'm 31, Canadian, proud recipient of two College diplomas and 1 certificate. I'm working as a PSW by night, writing a Sims 3 Legacy Challenge blog by day. View all posts by misterwolfe86

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