simpishly recently came up with a new challege idea - the LEPacy. I thought it was an awesome idea, but I wanted to adapt it to The Sims 2. I only just got the Ultimate Edition & haven’t really played anything past the Seasons EP. So I wanted an excuse to explore the game a little bit more. So I present The LEPacy challenge - the Sims 2 Version (Click here for the original Sims 3 version & rules!)
The overall goal is the same - to experience the content and features of each expansion pack. The challenge plays like a legacy, with each generation corresponding to an expansion pack. The primary goal of each generation relates to the main career/features of the EP.
- Base Game - Reach the top of one of these careers: Business, Medical, Military, Criminal, Law Enforcement, Political, Science, Culinary, Athletics, Slacker
- University - Send your heir though university and reach the top of one of these careers: Natural Scientist, Paranormal, Show Business, Artist
- Nightlife - Choose the Grilled Cheese aspiration and complete its LTW.
- Open for Business - complete the LTW “Own 5 Top-Level Businesses”
- Pets - Reach the top of all 3 pet careers
- Seasons - Reach the top of one of these careers: Adventurer, Education, Gamer, Journalism, Law, Music
- Bon Voyage - Obtain all Vacation Mementos
- FreeTime - Reach the top of one of these careers: Oceanography, Intelligence, Dance, Entertainment, Architecture
- Apartment Life - Wild card! Choose any of the previous careers to complete this generation.
As an added challenge, you can incorporate each EP “creature” into your legacy for each generation:
- N/A (Instead, try and discover as many hobby lots as you can with just your heir!)
I’m planning on starting this challenge in TS2 shortly, and you can follow my progress here!
Hooray! I had wanted to make the LEPacy applicable to The Sims 2, too, but in all honesty I’d forgotten how that game worked. Lovely, awesome, wonderful Tally figured out a way! So, if you’d like to try a LEPacy the TS2 way, this is the post you’re looking for!
A LEPacy is a Sims 3 legacy-style challenge focusing heavily on the content and features of each expansion pack. It’s so easy to fall into a rut while playing and miss out on what each individual EP has to offer. The LEPacy dares you to explore all the things you’ve ignored!
The primary goal of each generation is to fulfill a Lifetime Wish you haven’t done before—and, of course, to find a way to carry on the family name to the next generation. The number of generations you’re aiming for is, ideally, the base game + the number of expansion packs you own. So, if you own all the EPs, you’re looking at twelve generations.
You can play alongside the official Legacy Challenge Rules, or you can use cheats and mods and custom content galore. It doesn’t matter—just try to focus on an individual EP with each generation.
A “generation” is completed when the Lifetime Wish is fulfilled. If your heir dies before finishing their Lifetime Wish, what you do next is up to you. Want to explore some more? Assign your next generation heir a LTW from the same EP and try again, or resurrect your dead heir and have another go. Feel you’ve explored that EP enough? Move on to your next heir and the next EP on your list!
And that’s it. Really, that’s the only major guideline!
Since this challenge asks you to try out LTWs you’ve previously passed over, and because not everyone owns the same combination of EPs, a LEPacy will change from player to player. Don’t feel obligated to stick to what I’ve outlined above! For example, if you own Pets but have played with it often, or if you’ve completed every LTW that came with the EP, don’t devote a whole generation to it—unless you want to!
Suggestions (i.e. what I’m planning to do):
Questions, comments, suggestions? Click here.
Any changes to these guidelines will be added to the master post.
If you decide to give this challenge a whirl, I’d love if you tagged your posts with #LEPacy so I can follow along. My own challenge can be found here.
Good luck! :D
"But, but—where’s the machine? Can I not go back? Where’s my family and the sand and the dunes and—and—wait, what’s a LEPacy?”
And so begins the Perrault LEPacy—in Sunset Valley, where all things began.