Friday, 7 April 2017

Update 2-0 - Generation II rolls

Generation two!
I must admit, this is the farthest I've ever played in a sim household before. Usually, I drop the game and start fresh by the time the first child hits college. Still, I haven't even come close to running out of steam yet, so I'll bet that we'll be seeing the start of generation three soon enough!

But we're not here to talk about generation three. Here, let me reveal the rolls for generation two--

Family Structure: Step Children
Required No. of Children: 1
Primary Income: Standard Career - Law Enforcement (Special Agent)
Secondary Income: Standard Career - Criminal (Evil)
Generational Goal: Career Student - Ivory Tower
Pet Goal: Perfectionist - Hunting
Misc. Fun: No Strangers

Career student as a generational goal means I'm going to be spending quite a lot of time in university. I could just send Zachary to a whole bunch of classes, but nah. That's not as fun. Besides, his LTW is to get three degrees. 

The careers in this roll are amusing me so much. The special agent married to a horrible criminal. I wonder if either of them are aware of the other's job. Kinda hard to miss.

I'm mildly annoyed that I'm only getting one child again. It's a lot easier, sure, but I have some plans for story this generation and it'd make a lot more sense if I were allowed more than one kid. Still, I can work with this. Step children is a nice change, too, especially since Zachary's romantic interest is male. No worries about adopting some random kid with the same face as every other NPC ever - I just have to go through a bit of meddling to get more kids in the town.

I've already gone and populated the town a little more. Story progression finally moved in some kids, but it was too little too late. One household with like three kids just isn't enough for an entire town. I went and got someone pregnant for the sake of having future step-kids, and then moved in another family with kids from the bin. That'll do, I think. 

Storytelling in this past generation was really 'eh'. I could have done a lot more, had Zachary had more friends, but a combination of story progression being really bad and a long string of holidays and snow days taking up almost his entire teen stage meant he didn't meet anyone at all. I'm gonna give myself some blame too, though. I never set him to "meet new friends" when he did go to school, and he also had a part time job which took up even more time. Plus, I never really have my sims do much social stuff when I play, oops.
I plan on upping storytelling some in this generation, with a newer format. If you guys don't like it, just let me know. It's all experimental.

I didn't want to add any misc screenshots to the end of my last update, so I'll throw Zachary's YA screenshot here.  If you want the rest of the random misc screenshots, let me know, but if you don't mind waiting I'll probably compile one big post of them when I finish the challenge. 
He's got Neurotic, Excitable, Athletic, Genius, and Cat Person. LTW, as I mentioned before, is the one to complete three degrees.

He's currently headed towards a degree in technology. Thanks for following my legacy, and I'll see you in 2-1!


  1. I love gameplay stuff, and I love storytelling stuff so whatever you do I'm sure I'll like it. :)

    Career student seems like a real challenge. I wouldn't have the patience (I don't think I've even finished a uni degree in the game).

    Honestly, I would just exceed the number of children you have. Maybe, storytelling wise, Zachary's future partner has twins or something--then you could just bring both of them into the family. The rules even say that's allowed. >:)

    Anyway, looking forward to gen 2!

    1. Good to know! :)

      Thinking on it, I've only really sent a sim to finish a degree once. Keeping needs and grades up is just so much work, especially if your classes are all crowded together with hardly any time in between. Doing three is gonna be hellish, but hopefully I'll get through.

      Hmm, I might just have to take that suggestion to heart. Worst case scenerio, more meddling before I actually bring the love interest into the household. Hopefully, nobody can fault me for messing with npcs :P

      Glad you're looking forward to it!

  2. I feel you on the 1 child thing, I had exactly the same thing happen (and I really like big families...) :(
    Also in the same boat regarding storytelling, curious to see how it goes for you! And the opposite career rolls are a great storytelling opportunity anyway =D

    1. Sorry to hear that! Honestly, I should consider myself lucky - at least I didn't roll the exact same family structure as well, like you did. Hopefully we'll both have more luck come gen three!

      I have so many plans with this, omg. I don't think I could have rolled a better combination for storytelling, either. Even if I'd rolled a different combination of opposite careers (or even the other branches of law and criminal), it wouldn't have quite the dramatic flair as a special agent and the evil emperor/empress.