I’ve finally made a start on generation two, who will be exploring some of the content from the World Adventures EP. As a huge WA apologist, I’m really looking forward to this generation, although my sims’ typical vacation to France, China, or Egypt involves resorts, holiday romances, clubs, and water sports, so I’m a little bit apprehensive about the more pared-down, goal-orientated play through that this will be.
For my main sims, I’ve avoided choosing LTWs that I pick quite often or find very easy to complete (ruling out Visionary, Physical Perfection, and Bottomless Nectar Cellar), and also any that would require multiple visits to more than one destination (since each of my sims will be focusing on exploring a different location). However, I may end up playing through a few of these with any friends, love interests, or stray mummies that I add to the household.
I am debating whether or not to turn on weather for the vacaction worlds. The point of this legacy is to experience each expansion pack as it was originally released (with a bit of extra store content featured here and there), but seeing some snow in China or having to keep out of the heat in Egypt just brings so much beauty and realism to the game. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!
In the mean time, allow me introduce you to this generation’s heirs, sisters Maria and Sara, and their brother Naoise.
Maria, the eldest, is brave, adventurous, handy, and athletic, and has a photographer’s eye. Her favourite food is falafel, and she will be focusing on Egyptian adventures. She wants to have a ‘world-class gallery’, which will mean creating a photograph collection worth 25000 simoleons, including at least ten photographs from each location. (I don’t mind having Maria quickly snap some pictures in China and France: I just didn’t want her exploring tombs there and eating into the fresh quests available to Naoise and Sara.)
Her brother Naoise wants to become a ‘martial arts master’ by winning a martial arts tournament. He is still in school, but I see no reason why he can’t take a casual trip or two to China and start learning martial arts. Naoise’s favourite food is egg rolls, and he’s a loner, adventuous, and disciplined, and loves the outdoors. I’ll also be giving him the angler trait when he ages up, as there are lots of fishing opportunities available in China.
Naoise’s twin sister Sara is adventurous, a snob, friendly, and lucky; she will eventually also have a green thumb. her favourite food is crepes, and she will be exploring France and learning all about nectar making. I’ve given her the the LTW to have a ‘private museum’.
Maria, Naoise, and Sara live in Sunset Valley with their mum Elisa, dad Grady, and little sister Breda. Elisa supports the family financially with her job in the politics career; Grady, having retired from the law enforcement career, cooks and looks after the house.
The family lives at where the Wolffs used to, a +30 beautiful vista lot with panoramic sea views. Their house is currently unfurnished, but will soon be filled with photos, relics, and other collectables.
Maria was the first to travel, arriving in Egypt with six days to spend adventuring.
The first thing she did was to visit the market to buy some dried food, a tent, showers in cans, recipe books, a photography book, and a camera.
I accidentally left Grady’s police car in her inventory, which is a bit random but I guess will make the fetch quests take up less time.
Then it was back to the base camp to get her first adventure from the board.
Her mission was to explore the Tomb of Discovery, which just mainly consists of a few simple floor switches and keystones. Before she went in, I had her put on a tabcast; alone in a tomb is the perfect place to do this, and I can’t recommend it enough.
She retrieved the papers she was looking for from the final chest.
Maria’s contact asked her to pick up four turquoise gems, but since it was getting late and she was very hungry, I sent her to the market to enjoy her favourite meal.
The next day the hunt for turquoise began. Along the way she discovered a couple of excavation sites, where she unearthed some nice relics.
Not enough turquoise had spawned yet to complete the quest, so Maria spent the rest of the day relaxing at Camp Sun, roasting vegetables and reading her photography book.
The next day, new turquoise was available, and Maria was able to move on to the next step in the quest chain, which involved speaking to locals about Morcu Corp. I took this one fairly slowly over the next couple of days, because I enjoyed having Maria spend time making new friends.
Shadia and Farouk Rashid let her stay overnight in their house. In the morning, she cooked them waffles to say thank you.
Next, Maria needed to enter the Pyramid of the Burning Sands and find some flame fruit. I got a pleasant surprise when outside the pyramid she ran into Leighton exploring the area. This must be Nraas Traveler at work I think!
The Pyrmaid is big and Maria wouldn’t have had time to see it all, but she did find flame fruits.
She then took a little detour to explore the Tomb of the Rock, a little self-contained area tucked inside the pyramid. There, she encountered her first mummy!
The fight didn’t go well, but fortunately Maria didn’t get cursed.
Maria will have to resume her current quest the next time she’s in Egypt. She spent her last day there saying goodbye to new friends and learning some Egyptian songs.
She also picked some plums and pomegranates for Sara to plant in the garden back in Sunset Valley.