I'm not really a legacy player, the furthest I ever got was to the 4th generation. But I really love the RLC idea, so I decided to give it a try and start a blog for accountability.
Now that I successfully ended generation one, let's have a look at the heir, Feli:
|Lifetime Wish: Cat Herder|
My real life cats Amy & Katerchen
I had no real plans going into this legacy, I just spontaneously decided to add my two babies when I created my founder in CAS. Unfortunately there's something I hadn't considered when I did this: there is no way I could possibly let them die in game! That's the bad side of creating sims after real life pets/people...
|Immortal love ♥|
So instead I use the "Young Again" lifetime reward for 20,000 lifetime happiness points each time they become old, keeping them alive for the entire legacy. Yep, that's right, I plan to keep these two throughout all 10 generations.
Gaining this much lifetime happiness in time can become hard once big wishes like "max hunting skill" are already fulfilled, so that gives me an additional objective and makes it a true challenge.
Valla vs. Gumi
During Feli's toddler years, Lena adopted a spotted male cat which was named Gumi by little Feli. Unfortunately, right after that the game crashed for the first and only time in this legacy and Gumi was gone forever :( Some time later though a very similar looking female kitten showed up - Valla!
This also meant that Bharu (male) would be the one to reproduce, and not Ava (female) as planned originally.
|above: Gumi (death by game crash)|
below: little Valla talking to Bharu
Kenji and the invisibility glitch
I rolled Single Parent for this generation, so my original plan was to find a decent looking townie, get Lena pregnant, and then make up a story where the father disappears because he couldn't take the responsibility for a child.
Well, my game decided to take this literally and made Kenji disappear on their first romantic interaction. Mini-Spoiler: The same thing happens in Generation 2... But this time I managed to fix it and the invisible sim Feli is holding awkwardly in the picture below re-appeared!
|my game's favourite bug|
Here are some pictures that didn't make it into the blog.
The first one is a special one because I found it soo touching (it totally looks like Amy is rescuing her son from the car, right?!) but I couldn't figure out how to include it. They were actually just cuddling on the street while a car passed by but I thought it looked so dramatic!
|Heroic mom saves son from car accident|
|I don't think you'll get clean in there, Feli.|
|We have plenty of cat beds but one cat decided to sleep outside in winter and this happened. Which cat? Yes, this cat.|
|Someone tied balloons to this dog's back and now it's flying away! Not really but it looks cute|
|I thought this drawing was oddly appropriate. Two girls, one of them with glasses (Lena), a skull (ghost hunter), and... well, let's pretend that's suposed to be a cat on a leash!|
|Random stray doggo showed up in our house. I wanted to adopt but he was bugged/could not be interacted with|
What to expect in Generation 2
Now, to be super honest, I'm not very happy about my generation 2 rolls. It's not something I would typically play or write about. But that's kind of the challenging part of the challenge, right?
Anyway, I went into this legacy without any plans, stories, or character, so it ended up being more of a "look what's happening in my game"-thing rather than an actual story.
It's really fun though, so I want to slowly transition into proper storytelling during the next generations, so here's what I'll be trying to do in gen 2:
- aiming for 12-15 chapters this time
- more storytelling/detail towards the end
- focus will be more on the next heir as soon as they're born, not on Feli
- a short lesson in Korean
- cats, lots of them (I mean it)