General News

Decision Regarding Retreaux & Novella Stories!

Hi everyone! I know I said that I was going to wait until Friday to make a decision about this, but after looking at the poll results and doing some thinking about it on my own, I have made a decision about whether or not I am going to move the Retreaux and Novella stories over to my Youtube channel as Let’s Plays.

I was surprised at how many people actually wanted them to remain as written stories. Out of the 48 votes, 33% of you requested that they stay stories. While this isn’t the overwhelming majority, it was enough of you to make me think that maybe I shouldn’t move them both.

So instead I thought I’d come to a compromise and hopefully make everyone happy. The Retreaux Legacy will remain a written story. I prefer Sims 2 playthroughs as written stories. I love writing them and it kind of brings back some nostalgia for the old Sims 2 BBS days. So Retreaux will NOT be moving to Youtube.

However, I DO prefer doing Let’s Plays of Sims 4 playthroughs over writing them and to be honest, the Novella story was never very popular as a written series (at least compared to the Retreaux Legacy). The Movin’ On Up Challenge also seems to do better on Youtube than it does as a written story (at least in my opinion). So the Novella story will be discontinued here and restarted as a Let’s Play series on Youtube.

From now on, I think that is how I am going to work things. All Sims 2 challenges will be written stories here on the site, and all Sims 4 challenges will be Youtube Let’s Plays. I’m currently unsure whether or not I will do any Sims 3 challenge playthroughs. The game always tends to bug out for me.

I hope this works for all of you!

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Legacy Challenge Let's Play, Legacy Challenge Stories, Movin' On Up Challenge, Other Challenges, The Retreaux Legacy

Stories vs Let’s Plays – Help Me Decide!

Hi everyone! I’m getting ready to come back from my 2 week long break and get back into the swing of things here and on Youtube. I have a question for all of you that have been reading the Retreaux Legacy and the Novella Movin’ On Up Challenge, however.

I’ve been considering moving these both over to my Youtube channel as a Let’s Play, but I am not sure if I want to or if I will be making it difficult for some of you to keep up with them if they move there. If they move to Youtube, I will be picking the stories up exactly where they left off. I will not be restarting them. The chapters that have already been written will stay on the website for everyone to read if they need to catch up.

I have created a poll and would appreciate it if you all could answer whether you prefer them as written stories or Youtube Let’s Plays. I’ll keep the poll up until next Friday, September 8th.


Posted by Mystic in General News, Legacy Challenge Let's Play, Legacy Challenge Stories, Movin' On Up Challenge, Other Challenges, The Retreaux Legacy

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Revealed!

Today at Gamescom, EA announced the newest expansion for the The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs! This expansion will be released on November 10, 2017.

An all new Create A Pet feature will release with this pack allowing you to create tons of different breeds of dogs and cats, including mixed breeds! Not only that, but you can paint the fur color of the pets and even customize their look with outfits. Continue reading →

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Sims 4 News

The Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Releases on August 24, 2017!

A brand new Toddler themed stuff pack will be releasing for The Sims 4 on August 24, 2017!

This newest pack will add new Toddler hairstyles and clothing as well as several new gameplay objects such as a new slide, tunnel, and a ball pit!

Also added in this pack is a new interaction that allows your Sims to invite neighboring toddlers over for play dates so that their children can form stronger bonds and make playtime more fun. Sim Parents can now also pretend to be astronauts or pirates with their toddlers and go on fun pretend adventures with them!

Want more information? Check out The Sims 4 blog as well as the newest trailer on The Sims 4 Youtube channel! If you are going to be at Gamescom, be sure to stop by the Family & Friends Zone in Hall 10.2 to check out the new pack in person.

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Sims 4 News

Introducing the Alien Adoption Challenge!

Hello everyone! Pinstar has an all-new Parenthood-centric challenge for you guys to play! The Alien Adoption Challenge! Want to really put your Sim’s parenting skills to the test? This challenge is for you!

You will be starting with an Alien Toddler and will be unable to DIRECTLY control that Alien Sim until they reach Young Adulthood. The only way you can teach them things and meet their needs is by using their parent.

This challenge will require a couple of different packs (not just Parenthood) to work properly. You will need Parenthood, Get to Work, and City Living.

Want to see how to get started with the challenge? Check out Pinstar’s introduction video!

In other news, both the Legacy Challenge and the Wonder Child Challenge have had some minor updates with the release of Parenthood. Changes for the Legacy Rules can be found under the Gameplay and Scoring section! As always, these rule updates are optional and you will not need the pack to continue playing the challenges as you normally would.

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Other Challenges, Sims 4 News, The Alien Adoption Challenge

New Twitter Account & Other News!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

I just wanted to let you all know that there is a new Twitter account for the Sims Legacy Challenge website! I had been using my personal Twitter account to Tweet out news related to this website, but for privacy reasons, I have decided to finally make an official Twitter account for the website.

If you have Twitter and wish to keep up to date with all news pertaining to the Sims Legacy Challenge website then follow @Sims_Legacy!

In other news, we are hoping to release our newest Sims 4 Challenge tomorrow! So keep an eye out for that!

Finally, I have decided to bring back Eat Like a Sim recipes (real life recipes based on food found in the Sims games)! I am in the process of transferring the previously written recipes back onto this site from my old video game food blog. Once that is done, expect to see new recipes here!

Posted by Mystic in General News

The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff Pack Coming June 20, 2017!

Hi everyone! We have more good news coming out of EA/Maxis today! The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff Pack will be released on June 20, 2017!

We’ll be getting lots of new build/buy objects in this pack with a more modern & nature inspired style. There is also new gym equipment to try out as well as ear buds so that your Sims can listen to music while working out without bothering their fellow gym go-ers! Continue reading →

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Sims 4 News

Legacy Challenge Updates & A New Challenge Coming Soon!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to give you a quick update in regards to what is happening with the Legacy Challenge with the new Parenthood game pack. We will be adding some optional updates to the channel (if you don’t own the pack, you obviously will not need to do anything different). We are still playtesting quite a bit, but hopefully will have the updates soon!

Pinstar also has a NEW challenge for the Parenthood pack in the works. Rules will be posted once he has finished playtesting everything. This challenge will be specific to the Parenthood pack and should be a nice, shorter challenge for those of you that don’t have the time to do a long, Legacy challenge 🙂

Hope you all are having a great week!

Posted by Mystic in General News, Legacy Challenge Rules, Sims 4 News

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack Announced!


Hi everyone! Long time, no see! I apologize for Pinstar‘s and my absence from the site as of late, we’ve been busy with other projects and haven’t really been playing The Sims lately. However! We just got an interesting bit of news that might be dragging us back to the game!

A new game pack has just been announced for The Sims 4 called The Parenthood Pack and we think it might add quite a few fun things for you Legacy Challenge AND Wonder Child Challenge fans out there.

Continue reading →

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Sims 4 News

Site Issue Updates

So I think I may have figured out part of the issue that we’ve been experiencing with the website lately. If you have been noticing that the site occasionally changes it’s layout suddenly it’s because the theme that I am using is, for whatever reason, trying to use the mobile layout on desktops. Which looks… weird. I am going to fix that by changing to a new site theme/layout over the next few days. Expect the site to look wonky for a bit while I change everything up and prettify it.

The second issue is with the Toddler Trait Generator and sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s an issue on our end (which means we can’t fix it). It would seem that there is a caching issue with the generator where the site will just continually show the first trait that appears. That is why when people are commenting that it doesn’t work, it suddenly works (technology is so strange). So there are a couple of ways to fix this. You can either comment to kickstart it into showing a new trait, you can refresh a few times, or you can clear your browser’s cache (you can simply Google that to find out how to do that for your specific web browser). Sadly, this is the only fix that I have for this particular issue. Maybe my changing to a website theme that has been more recently updated will help, but I doubt it.

I will let you guys know once the site updates have been done!

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News