Friday, November 29, 2013

Some updates and some sad news...

First off, I hope all of our American readers had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.  Also, Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

Secondly.... I guess I may as well give the sad news....

My Sims 2 game seems to be a goner.

It hasn't been able to load without an error (a completely blank error by the way) for the last 2 weeks.  I'm not sure if the CD was scratched or if something else happened, but I have been unable to get it to load.  I had installed 2 other games in that time and I thought maybe they caused a conflict and deleted them, but that didn't help the matter.  So it looks like my Sims 2 Legacy is done for... at least for the moment.  If I can figure out what happened with it and can get it working again, I will try to start it up.  However, I am not hopeful.  This tends to be the trend for me.  I get super involved in a Sims 2 Legacy only to have a glitch or game error completely destroy it.

I'm pretty upset about it.  I really was loving my Legacy family.  My chapters only touched on them, but I had gotten them up to Generation 5 in the game.  I am not sure I have the energy to fight to try to get the game working again.  I may just move on to The Sims 3 and work on a new Legacy there.  That way too, I can start being more active on the Sims 3 forums to help answer any questions people may have.  Right now I've been out of the Sims 3 loop for so long that I don't always have an answer (and same for Pinstar).

Speaking of Pinstar...

He is currently working on a Sim of the Month Challenge and it should be up in December at some point. I am hoping, too, to get him to finally make his first post on here.  He's been busy with work and the Sim of the Month Challenge, so he hasn't had much time to focus on the site.  We decided when we started this blog that I'd be the one that was in charge of it and doing the majority of the writing, but I would like him to post every now and then.

We have a few other ideas that we are tossing around for the blog as well.  We are really hoping to get ourselves back into the community and become more active again.

For now, I am going to get to work on my Sims 3 Legacy.  With the Steam Fall Sales going right now, I was able to get University for more than 50% off.  I haven't gotten Island Paradise or Into the Future, but I'm not entirely sure I will use them for my Legacy anyway.  Has anyone used them for Legacies yet?  If so... what did you think?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

ImaginingMystic's Legacy Story - Chapter 3

Here we are again.  After the arrival of Geneva and Aaron's second boy, I promptly sent them back to the bed to try for yet another baby.  No rest for the weary in this family!

Geneva:  So... I guess we should get to it, huh?

Aaron:  Yeah, I suppose.  Though I'm having fun staring creepily at our Overlord.

Geneva:  Don't do that, you may end up a Zombie or something.

Nice foreplay guys.

Anyway, they did the deed, baby lullaby played, and that means Baby #3 is currently baking.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sims 4 Set to Launch in Fall of 2014!

EA has announced that the Sims 4 will be launching in the fall of 2014.  This is a bit later than their original plan of "early 2014", but I'm not really complaining.  A later launch date means that they are giving themselves more time for testing which will -hopefully- alleviate some bugs (and we all know the Sims can be a buggy game!).

The game is now also available for pre-order.  You can do so either through the official Sims website or through another online shopping site such as Amazon.

One thing about the Sims 4 that has me pretty excited is Emotions.  I'm really curious as to how these will play out in the Legacy Challenge.  Information on The Sims 4 can be found at

I really liked the Trait system in Sims 3 and I am glad to see that it will be making it's return in the Sims 4.

I can't give any details yet as to how the Legacy Challenge will work in The Sims 4, but I am hoping to get some information out soon.  Pinstar is reading through some information now, and will hopefully have something to share with you all soon.  It won't be in-depth rules, but it might be a glimmer of what you can expect when the new game launches.

So now a question for our readers:

What would YOU like to see in the Sims 4 Legacy Challenge?  Was there anything specific in the previous challenges that you'd really prefer wouldn't be in the new one, or maybe something you really loved that you want to see again?  We'd love to hear from you!