What happens this week: some children are born, a legacy member dies, a new expansion installed, so let’s get going!
Week 11 – Day 71:
Virgil has 8 days left before he turns into an adult. Crud, I haven’t even started the paintings for legacy points, I gotta get on that. I prefer to get it done when they’re Young Adults and still in their prime.
Tristan’s last article was a flop, so he wrote “Dating the Married Man”, “What is Preggers Anyways?” , and “Oxygen is Killing You!”. Writing in the Article genre pumps out books quickest, but the royalties aren’t very good. He’s also given an opportunity which involves becoming BFFs with Christian Tanner-Steel, who is actually the “misquote guy” from a few posts back.
It turns out Keri’s boss is Tanner (Tristan’s fling), and he gives her a promotion to Desk Jockey. I guess it’s good to have connections! Virgil bought stock in The Warehouse (where he works).
Joe’s girlfriend gave birth to a little girl named Sofia. His family tree assures me that she’s his flesh and blood, which is nice. Sortof. Except for being born out of wedlock, and because of an affair.
Virgil is promoted to Con Artist and manages to drop off his bribe on time. I never hear the pregnancy bells, but I can see that Keri is most definitely pregnant. She and Virgil haven’t been “intimate” since before France, so for whatever reason the game let her travel when she was pregnant. I’m going to go install Ambitions now.
Woot, start of the third generation! I was so excited when this was installing, I couldn’t wait to see the new features. I’ve never played this pack before and I’m not familiar with the content, so I’ll have to figure out which items/features are cheaty and how to avoid them. I also added a Junkyard, Fire Station, Consignment Store, and Salon to Lucky Palms.
First sign of expansion: Joe is at work and gets sent to Civic Central Park to vaccinate some of the locals.
He’s also allowed to take experimental drugs, which make him pass out immediately.
I tried so hard to renovate the Legacy House. I guess my brain just doesn’t work this way. I literally spent 3 hours trying to make it look good, but it’s too blocky and spread-out:
At first I tried to build the home I grew up in, but I couldn’t figure out how to do a multi-floor stair to the basement. I also wanted to put in a foundation, but then I couldn’t build any staircase to the basement. The ground-floor is “kinda” accurate, but the top floor is almost nothing like the original.
Virgil got arrested for the first time, so I guess he has a criminal record now. Dammit Alyssa Hartman! At least he got out of the slammer in time for Keri to go into labour.
Keri gave birth to two adorable little girls. Niobe is the first-born (Evil, Eccentric), and Serefina is second-born (Evil, Light Sleeper). At first I thought neither of them had the red-hued Wolfe-eyes, but it turns out Serefina does.
Tristan’s latest book is a hit, so he starts his next pulp publishing piece, “Watch out for Exploding Doorknobs!” I’ve invited Cascadia’s boyfriend Pascel from France several times, and he finally arrives. Roxanne never has time to play concerts any more so she retires. Her new job is to upgrade objects around the house.
Joe gets sent out to the Masoleum and the Spa to teach the lone employee about medical attentiveness. He also gets promoted to World-Renowned Surgeon, which is the most profitable career in the game! (I think?)
Keri is pissed off that one of her co-workers arrested her husband, so she steals a car out of the Local Law Enforcement parking lot. After the rush of getting away with unarmed robbery, she teleported to Loera-Steel’s garage and stole his car too. And that’s why you don’t leave the keys in the ignition, Simmies.
Virgil is given the choice between joining the Evil branch or the Thief branch. Since Alexander was already in the first stream, Virgil chooses the latter and is promoted to Safecracker.
A crazy Sim broke into Tristan’s office and tried to shut everything down, but Tristan used his silver tongue to talk him down, which earned him a promotion to Weather Man.
Another Eating Contest at the Diner; this time Joe and Keri won, everybody else didn’t. Joe tried another random drug, and this one made him vomit in the bushes.
Tristan was made into an honorary member of the Preserve our Llamas Movement, and he started his first Drama called “Debit”.
Glitch time: Joe was sent to the Lovely Lake Park to diagnose clients. His goal was to get 5 done and he did a lot more than 5, but the game kept sending extra Sims every few minutes. When the time ran out he lost job performance for every Sim who hadn’t been diagnosed! At this rate he’s going to get fired. That’s not cool, EAxis!
Cascadia managed to finish her legacy paintings for Tristan and Virgil before her birthday party. Ack, all the guests swarm into the basement when they get there! Why, why, why? Who dropped the baby on the ground!?
Cascadia aged up, and since she didn’t have a World Adventures’ trait yet I gave her Adventurous. Her lifetime wish is to own a Bottomless Nectar Cellar. Oh, and she joined the Culinary career at the Blooming Cactus Bistro, which is super-close to the house.
Oh no, Roxanne died! She was climbing up the stairs with the laundry when she passed away. She was 98.
Everybody’s pretty sad at Roxanne’s passing, but life goes on. A clumsy Sous-Chef tripped on an errant Cucumber (which I can sympathize with), but Cascadia caught the food Spiderman-style. Such a feat of supernatural Cooking skills promoted her to Spice Runner!
During a round of Hospital-Golf, Joe managed a 20-foot putt. That’s probably really good. His estranged son Blair Matlapin-Hudson gave birth to Zachery Ross, which is Joe’s grandson. I threw a birthday party for Niobe and Serefina.
It seems that Niobe inherited Roxanne’s goldilocks, and Serefina inherited the Legacy red. Niobe is Tristan’s niece, but she looks more like his daughter! I’m still hoping Keri will have a male heir, but ifnot I can always make Serefina the torch-wielder.
I’m glad Keri befriended Tanner, because he promoted her to a Traffic Cop. Virgil bought stock in the Sahara Corporate Headquarters (where Tristan works). Virgil also completed the Marathon Runner challenge, so he should have a longer lifespan now (in theory). Time for another World Adventure!
Community death count: 48 or so
Legacy Score: 18. (Gen: 3 + LTW: 2 + Portraits: 4 + House: 4 + LTR: 5)
Theme song of the week: “Teardrop” by Massive Attack
Wow, I gained 6 Legacy Points this week. (1 for a new generation, 2 for paintings, 2 for unpacking all the expensive relics, and 1 for gaining enough LTR points.) I’d call that successful!