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The Vortekz Legacy: Gen 1.1

3
Apr 2016

The Vortekz Legacy

The Vortekz Legacy: Gen 1.1

Welcome to my new TS3 ISBI legacy. Now that I can get it to run on my computer, I’m going to alternate between TS3 and TS2.

What’s with the surname? Well, I’m not being l33t, it’s in the same theme as the Moxleys. Wrestling. I borrowed Scotty Vortekz’s surname. Let’s hope he doesn’t mind. Wrestlers have the best surnames. I’m saving the wrestling first names for the Moxleys, so my first torchholder has a first name that begins with A, her kids will have B names, etc. And yes, I’m going to recycle Ava, because it’s such a pretty name.

I have all the EPs except Late Night and Island Paradise, and no stuff packs. I’ve barely played TS3 at all, so everything is new and exciting to me, and I will squee long and hard about it. So if you’re a jaded veteran of TS3, my silly exclamations may not be what you’re looking for.

My lifespan lengths are:

  • Baby: 2 days
  • Toddler: 2 days
  • Child: 7 days
  • Teen: 12 days
  • YA: 21 days
  • Adult: 21 days
  • Elder: 7 days

My torch holder is called Ava, she’s a dramatic, eccentric, irresistible kleptomaniac who loves cats. Her LTW is to reach the top of the criminal career. I considered the other theft one, but remembered that I don’t know how to play this game, we’re gen 1 and broke, and we need to find a spouse, so maybe leave the harder LTWs for later, once I’ve got the hang of it.

Warnings: Swearing, CAPSLOCK OF RAGE (AND OTHER EMOTIONS), incoherrent rambling, and annoying references to wrestling.

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.5

2
Apr 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.5

What happened last time, then?

Stuff. Brie is now the torcholder because I blew up Nikki’s lot in a stupid mistake. I hate Brie’s husband, Sorin, who is creepily obsessed with her. They have three kids, Trish (a goth), Stardust (a cute shy alien), and Heath (a clone of Tyson, right down to his hair).

To be honest, nothing much really happened, except we established I’m the dumbest thing that ever lived when I borked Nikki’s lot.

Also, this update is from my old computer. I didn’t want to say anything, but when I swapped over, I mislaid my to-do folder containing all of the pictures from here to generation 4.1 (I think, or at least the conception of 4.1). I remembered making a point to copy it on to my external drive, I just couldn’t fathom where my (admittedly quirky) filing system had felt it best to copy it to.

As it turned out, I’d copied it to a perfectly logical place (a folder called “unfinished” above where my completed entries live), but because it was such a logical thing to do, it never occurred to me to check there.

I remember having a computer with a 500MB hard drive, and if I wanted to rip a movie for fanvidding, I would have to copy everything to a bunch of CDs, delete it, and put it back after I’d ripped the ISO file. Life was simpler back then (well, maybe not simpler, but smaller). Now if I lose something, it could be anywhere on three external drives which total 5TB.

Anyway, I found my images, and here we go with the update.

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.4

17
Feb 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.4

So, last update I did something so magnificently stupid that someone ought to give me a medal.

Even worse? After playing this game for twelve years, I didn’t know it was stupid.

Here is the stupid thing I did.

The Moxley Legacy
For the love of all that is holy DO NOT GIFT GRAVE STONES.

I have managed to destroy my legacy, for the sake of a quick joke. I am ridiculously stupid.

Since that update, I haven’t managed to get into Nikki’s lot for longer than a minute before it crashes my game. At first, I didn’t even know what was wrong, so I cleared out my downloads – which, to be fair, I should’ve done ages ago. Quick pro-tip? Use this wonderful, awesome and magical tutorial.

Eventually, after a bit of googling, it suddenly occurred to me that gravestones are odd little blighters, and Maxis gave us free rein to do what we want to them, despite the face it will bork games. And that’s when I found out that gifting tombstones is fatal to the lot.

So, since I didn’t want to start a new legacy, I moved over to Brie’s lot. Which crashed, because she had the gravestone too. I managed to reload, then the first thing I did was send the tombstone to a custom community lot, then reloaded, and Brie’s lot now works.

Only problem, I’d played Brie a bit so she and Sorin are married and have two kids already, so we missed the toddler stage.

tl;dr: WE ARE PLAYING BRIE NOW BECAUSE I AM STUPID.
The Moxley Legacy

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.3

7
Feb 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.3

Catch up: 1.1 | 1.2 | 2.1 | 2.2

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Nikki, gen 2 heir, attended college where she was initially Grilled Cheese, and it drove me up the wall. Thankfully, she did well enough to re-roll her aspiration and became Popularity instead.

Her lifetime want is to have 50 Dream Dates, which is awesome. It’s one of my favourite aspirations, because it keeps the Sims happy, mood-boosted and if you date enough rich folks, you get lots of free swag.

All dream dates so far have taken place with the love of her life, Garruck. Garruck’s twin brother, Sorin, is married to Nikki’s twin sister, Brie. Brie is awesome. She cuts bitches.

Also, Nattie and Tyson, Brie and Nikki’s older siblings exist. And nobody cares.

Nikki is now moving home to live with her mothers, Mickie and Harriet.
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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.2

7
Feb 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.2

Catch up: 1.1 | 1.2 | 2.1

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Mickie and Harriet (lesbians), had two sets of twins, Nattie (Little Miss Perfect, who later became addicted to strip poker) and Tyson (who was recently abducted by aliens); and Brie (who cuts bitches); and Nikki (the heir).

Nikki found a boyfriend, Garruck, who has alien genetics. Brie’s beloved, Sorin, is Garruck’s twin. You can’t get much more twee than twins dating twins, can you?

Brie cuts bitches. Her two favourite bitches are: Cedric (a guy in combats and a CM Punk shirt), and Bad Santa (I have no idea what Bad Santa’s real name is).

Nikki’s lifetime want is to have 50 dream dates, which I love (free swag from grateful suitors), but have never succeeded in doing before (50 dates is a lot).

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.1

9
Jul 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.1

Catch up: 1.1 and 1.2

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Our founder, Mickie, found NOBODY IN THE WORLD except for Harriet, so we married her and had two sets of twins: Tyson and Nattie, and Nikki and Brie.

Nattie became Little Miss Perfect despite the game’s insistence she missed ONE WHOLE DAY OF SCHOOL, Tyson started to unravel with unfulfilled family wants (ha!), Nikki realised she was the most beautiful thing in the world and Brie refused to react to anything, just like her mother, Harriet.

I sent them to college, and cheated a little to play Mickie up to the top of her career. She is now perma-plat.

I never announced it, but Nikki is heir.

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.2

7
Jul 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.2

Catch up: Gen 1.1

Sooo, quick catch up. Last update was full of fail. Not my Sims, but me. I failed to install necessary hacks, I didn’t have useful custom content, and my screen caps were mostly useless.

As far as the Moxleys are concerned, we started with founder, Mickie, who could find absolutely NO-ONE in the world, and then we fell in love with Harriet, the first Sim to walk by. Both women got pregnant, with batches of twins a day apart. First were Nattie and Tyson, then Nikki and Brie.

Also, Wing, my friend told me I’d been numbering this legacy wrong. I previously had switched over to the next generation number at birth, but apparently you only do that when the next gen torch-holder takes over. I bet you can’t wait to read more »

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.1

7
Jul 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.1

Soooo. A few years ago I uninstalled Sims 2 after deciding that Sims 3 would do. Not that it was great or anything, but it was roughly as enjoyable as Sims 2, and had the added bonus of horses and create a style. And I could use it to finally get around to a rainbow legacy. (That never happened.)

Moments after beginning the uninstall process, I began to panic, but kept telling myself to calm down, it was ok, I could learn to love Sims 3 as much as Sims 2.

As it turned out, I ceased loving either of them. I have no idea why I stopped playing, I suspect my job. *glares and kicks the work computer*

Anyway cut to about a month ago, I fired up Sims 3, ready to get my Sim on and realised that no, I could not love it as much as Sim 2, despite all of the nice things it had on offer.

So, I reinstalled Sims 2, thinking to myself, “This will be easy. After all, I kept my downloads, and I have that backup folder – I bet I could pick up where I left off.”

Yeah, no. Apparently in the quest for MOAR SPACE, I deleted pretty much all of my Sims 2 downloads. I did retain some and I literally can’t even guess at what my process was when it came to elimination. All my beautifully re-coloured hairs? Yeah, fuck them, let’s get them deleted. All of SunAir’s stuff that tends to push through walls that I haven’t used since they first released them? KEEP THAT SHIT!

So, yeah. Basically, I’m in for a world of hurt as I start this legacy and realise all of the crap I’m missing.

There’s plenty of fail on my end. You’ll see if you keep reading.

 

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The Clancy Legacy 3.1

31
Mar 2009

The Clancy Legacy
The Clancy Legacy 3.1

Catch up:
1.1
2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3

Last we left off, Dove was pregnant, her brothers and sisters had resigned themselves to a long tragic existence as townies, and Ava’s right nipple was constantly on show. Oh, and Dove was in labour.
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The Clancy Legacy 2.3

18
Mar 2009

The Clancy Legacy
The Clancy Legacy 2.3
OMG, teh happinez! My computer blew up a few months ago, and after finally getting off my arse and installing The Sims, I found a back-up of my Clancy family on an old disc. Ok, I had played the kids up to college, and now Jake and Elwood are now toddlers, but whatever! I have Ava and Captain Dumbass back! Oh, the happiness.

Catch up:
1.1
2.1 | 2.2

If you cannot be bothered to catch up, the recap is: Ava is a family sim, and she is married to the ex-vampire, Captain Dumbass (whose name I have changed using InSim, so I have no idea what he was really called). They have six children (three lots of twins): Corey and Carrie, Dana and Dove, and Jake and Elwood.

Ava was murdered by the Nanny, and Captain Dumbass moved in The Not-Mum.

I love/hate them all, so I have no idea who might end up being heir. Although I do love Dove a little bit more than everyone else.

Oh, and another thing, the kids looked like chipmunks in my last update and now they all look like angels. I have not done anything to them to change their looks – the difference is: brand new computer with an extra gig of ram, heavenly default replacement skins, and me discovering Gadwin for awesome screen caps, and The Booty for pretty hair and clothing. Oh, and Dove and Ava’s hair are different in this update because I accidentally removed their meshes.
Downside of replacement skins? Ava’s right nipple is constantly on show. Ignore it.

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