EP Legacy Gameplay 1.1

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.

This is definitely the easiest tomb to complete, and functions as a kind of tutorial for later adventures, but if you are stuck here’s how the completed tomb should look: B1 B2.

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.

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14 thoughts on “EP Legacy Gameplay 1.1

  1. This is really, really exciting!!! I haven’t sent any of my Sims to World Adventures yet but wow the scenery in Egypt is fabulous. Guess you’ve inspired me to try it out. Love the Sims you have chosen to have these experiences. It’s a new facet of the game for you too I’m thinking? Again your ideas for game play starting with Maria are wonderful! Looking forward to your next posting of these adventures! Thanks so much for sharing….Glory

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    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Thank you. Yes, Egypt is very beautiful; I would definitely recommend a trip there.

      I have completed all of the WA tombs at least once in the past (apart from the Tomb of Israel in France – that one is really hard!), but you’re right that they aren’t a big part of my normal game-play. I’m certainly not used to doing things the long way – for example, by harvesting all the fruits from their special locations, rather than just buying the plants in debug mode!

      I hope you have fun with your own adventures xx

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  2. Wow! Your family is off to a great start! I vote for seasons, just because I am lazy and want to see what they look like in other locations!! =) Of course, if you are seriously trying to stick to the ‘rules’, I guess you shouldn’t use them. I am looking forward to your next installation…happy simming!! ♥

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  3. I don’t think weather would hurt to much if it enhances the game play of WA. Your next chapter is off to a great start with wonderful pictures as usual. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful pictures as always! It’s really interesting to see how you play through the quests. Clever (if unintentional!) to pack a car in your sim’s inventory before travelling, it really would speed up fetch quests. And I have no idea how I missed the Tabcast, I’ve literally just downloaded it from the Store now, that will be a massive help with…everything! Can’t believe I didn’t know about it before!
    It’s nice to see a relaxed approach to questing, I have to admit that I get a bit crazy when I take my Sims on vacation and actually have them take on quests – I have them running around like headless chickens trying to complete things as quickly as possible. Clearly it would be much more sensible and enjoyable if I had them do things at slower pace, make local friends, and appreciate the gorgeous surroundings. The WA Worlds really are picturesque.
    Misslcd

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    • Yes, the car has been really helpful – although it’s a bit surreal seeing Maria drive around town in an American police car. Oh the tabcasts are great, particularly in tombs when sims’ listening can’t be interrupted by other sims wanting to talk to them. I hope you enjoy playing with it in your game now you’ve got it downloaded 🙂

      I do prefer the slightly more relaxed approach…this game is definitely not about min/maxing (haha), and the WA worlds are far too beautiful not to enjoy as fully as possible. The last time I played through all of the adventures I was just rushing through trying to get a complete relic collection for my builds (only subsequently to remember that the same thing could be accomplished from home in debug mode using the treasure chests), but so far I’m finding the slower approach much more fun.

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  5. The kids are gorgeous, thanks in huge part to their stunning mother’s DNA. Having the twins inherit Grady’s blue eyes was a nice bonus since that’s his best feature. It’ll be fun to watch them travel the world.

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