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I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 10/28/2016*

Postby lumasong » September 3rd, 2016, 8:58 pm

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Welcome to I Don't Play The Sims 3 (A Legacy)! My name is Lulu, and as you might guess by the title, I don't usually play The Sims 3. I've extensively played both 2 and 4, but never liked the look of 3.

But now that I have access to it, the expansions, and a bunch of cool store stuff, I figure, why not? And the best way to give a Sims game a run is with a Legacy, of course! For score keeping... there won't be any. I'm not playing for points or by any real rules except the traditional 'don't cheat' 'build a family' 'repeat x10' ones.

1.0 Founders
1.1 Midlife Antics
1.2 Little Angels
1.3 Sparkles and Critters
1.4 Mood Swings
1.5 Grounded

2.0 Watching the Bar
2.1 Lovely Ladies
2.2 12xBirthday GO
2.3 It's in the Air
2.4 Of Course
2.5 Dogs and Glitches
2.6 Deciding the Heir

3.0.0 Onward and Forward
3.0.1 Clay Toilets
3.0.2 Playground
3.0.3 Deciding the Other Heir
3.5.0 University Life
3.5.1 Muck Up the Family Tree
3.5.2 Weddings
3.5.3 Homewrecker
3.5.4 Pregnancy and Labor
3.5.5 Growing Pain
3.5.6 Doctor, Doctor!
3.5.7 Downsizing

4.0 The Power of Imagination

Feel free to give comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc! I look forward to hearing from you. :plumbob2:
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy)

Postby lumasong » September 7th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Added chapter 1.1 Midlife Antics
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/07/16*

Postby Sam » September 7th, 2016, 3:12 pm

I'm glad there's someone else out there who isn't that great at TS3 - I'm the same! :) I'm enjoying your legacy, too - I didn't know that the only way to cure the frog potion was with a special kiss!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/07/16*

Postby lumasong » September 10th, 2016, 10:36 pm

Thanks, Sam! I think you can use magic or a cure potion, but I didn't have either available to me! A kiss was the only way to go.

Added chapter 1.2 Little Angels
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/10/16*

Postby lumasong » September 15th, 2016, 10:53 am

Added chapter 1.3 Sparkles and Critters
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/15/16*

Postby DreamWeaver » September 15th, 2016, 5:56 pm

lumasong

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Great chapters. I love your founderess and that's funny she turned randomly into a toad. The kids are adorable. Keep up the great work.
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby lumasong » September 17th, 2016, 1:02 pm

Added chapter 1.4 Mood Swings

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Thank you DreamWeaver! I was so shocked when she turned into a toad, I panicked for awhile!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby Ani-Mei » September 17th, 2016, 5:58 pm

You can fence in the garden to prevent deer and zombies from eating it, just make sure it's got a locked gate too or the zombies will get in. I found that out earlier when they tried to eat my garden through a locked fence gate, then they route fail on me. Hehe. Nice start so far.
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby lumasong » September 17th, 2016, 6:39 pm

Oh, thanks, Ani-Mei!

I'd thought about a fence, but I didn't think about locking the gate. Maybe I'll have zombies back someday!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby Sam » September 20th, 2016, 7:44 am

Fell behind a little, but now I have time to catch up!

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So much black and red!

The thinning potions seem to take loads of weight off, don't they? The sims are left looking so tiny.

Hunter is such a loner, it seems almost odd he doesn't have that trait!

Buck's mid-life crisis seems to be lasting most of his adult life - all the messy relationships! He had so little time he had as an elder :eek:

I love the witch gnome! I just got one for the first time the other day.

Man, the boys had a rebellious day, didn't they?


Looking forward to more :)
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby lumasong » September 21st, 2016, 2:01 pm

Added chapter 1.5 Grounded



Sam:
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Thanks for commenting! The thinning potion was WAY more extreme than I thought it would be, definitely.

Sadly, Hunter is only a loner because he hates his whole family. I think in a different environment (or if his mother had actually paid attention to him as a child), he'd really flourish.

Buck's cheating was actually kind of fun to play, since usually my families are so 'perfect', even though it was sad he was cheating on Tessa. I have NO idea what happened to his elder days though. I don't have any other pictures between that time, and it seems odd that I'd just wile away so many days without noticing, but I don't know if it's even possible for sims to die before they age 90. So confusing! I don't let it happen again with Tessa. I'll be keeping a careful eye on my elders from now on.

I don't actually know where any of the gnomes are coming from! I can kinda see the Butternut ones as being spring gnomes and maybe got them from hunting eggs or the garden or something, but what did I do to get a witch gnome? No idea! They all hang out in the garden most of the time.

I liked that the boys' rebel days lined up with their father's death - it seems really in character for them. I don't know what causes the mood swings but I'd like to think a parent dying would have an effect.
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/17/16*

Postby Sam » September 21st, 2016, 4:23 pm

lumasong wrote:I don't actually know where any of the gnomes are coming from! I can kinda see the Butternut ones as being spring gnomes and maybe got them from hunting eggs or the garden or something, but what did I do to get a witch gnome? No idea!]


The witch gnome comes from going in the Haunted House. And also maybe harvesting pumpkins? There's a page on the wiki about how to get them all. I love the gnomes, I might start a family with the aim of collecting them all.

Anyway, chapter 1.5:
Spoiler:
Werewolves and furniture is never a good mix! I always find them destroying it on community lots. I love that you can hit them with the newspaper, though :)

Hunter is having no luck at all, is he :( I like that he got heirship, though. I know it's like, the last thing he'd want but it'll be interesting to see how he gets on.

Shame about Carlotta's mermaid-ness wearing off. I love that life state! Lucas achieved a lot, didn't he?


Looking forward to generation 2!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/24/16*

Postby lumasong » September 24th, 2016, 9:47 am

Added chapter 2.0 Watching the Bar!

I may start updating more frequently. I'm further ahead than I thought I would be.


Sam
Spoiler:
Tessa starting hitting the werewolf on her own! Seemed like a terrible idea to me, but it was cute ^.^

I think Hunter really comes into his own as an adult - He actually surprised me with how much I like him and Angelina.

Lucas's LTW was easy, and sure fell in love easily. They would have made cute babies, but I'm happy with Hunter actually. Didn't think I would be!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/25/16*

Postby lumasong » September 25th, 2016, 4:54 pm

Added chapter 2.1 Lovely Ladies
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/26/16*

Postby lumasong » September 26th, 2016, 4:11 pm

Added chapter 2.2 12xBirthday GO
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/26/16*

Postby FluffyMao » September 26th, 2016, 6:00 pm

Just want to say that you've got an awesome legacy going on! It's a very enjoyable read, and I hope you keep at it, despite not playing TS3 usually.
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/26/16*

Postby lumasong » September 26th, 2016, 6:03 pm

Thank you, Mao, and thanks for reading! I'm actually enjoying myself a lot more than I thought I would ^.^
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/28/16*

Postby lumasong » September 28th, 2016, 5:08 pm

Added chapter 2.3 It's in the Air
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/29/16*

Postby lumasong » September 29th, 2016, 12:26 pm

Added chapters:
2.4 Of Course
2.5 Dogs and Glitches
2.6 Deciding the Heir

Triple update today so I can get the heir poll aligned with the chapters!
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Re: I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy) *Update: 09/29/16*

Postby Livvielove » September 29th, 2016, 2:51 pm

Hey there!
I've mostly been a silent reader for a while now (I'm still figuring out Boolprop here :roll: ) but I wanted to comment and commend you for trying this with the Sims 3!

Overall, I'm an avid Sims 3 player to the point where I feel I know every nook and cranny of the game and glitch fixing... and all of the goods. It's both hilarious and incredibly fun to read about someone's "first" encounters with aspects of the game I've grown very used to. I'm absolutely hooked. I love your sense of humor and you've got such great wit! I also double commend you for handling all the children that you did. That was honestly the most amazing thing I'd seen. The first time I ever played the Sims 3 (I remember it fondly) I only had one Sim and I remember I was so surprised when she aged up to Adult before I had even gotten her a job (as I was just cheating and messing around to figure out how to even play). Needless to say, you're doing much better than I did when I first started the Sims 3 and I just wanted to let you know that I'm reading and I find your story really fun and a great read all around!

Also, I'm quite glad Jillian is the heir. She's really adorable.
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