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Random Trait Generators Updated for the Cats & Dogs Expansion!

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you know that the both of the Random Trait Generators (the all traits at once and the one trait at a time generators) have been updated to include the Aspiration and two new traits included in the Cats & Dogs expansion. As always, if you do not own this expansion simply re-roll (click the Roll Another Child button) to get traits that you do have the expansion for.

Also, in regards to changes to the Legacy Challenge rules for this new expansion… there likely will not be any major gameplay changes. We will not be updating the rules to include a pet Legacy as pets count as part of your 8 Sim limit which will make it very difficult to run your regular Sim Legacy. Legacy families are allowed to have pets, but just keep in mind that they count towards your Sim limit which might be a problem if you have a lot of Sims in a particular generation.

There MIGHT be a standalone pet related challenge coming in the future, but no changes will be made to any of our current challenges to add pets sub-rules.

Posted by Mystic in Legacy Challenge Rules, The Sims 4

Legacy Rules for the Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Will Be Delayed

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that updated Legacy Challenge Rules for the Sims 4 Cats & Dogs will likely be delayed for a bit. We are unable to purchase the game at the moment which means we won’t be able to do any sort of playtesting to see what we needed updated/add/change for the rules. We are hoping to be able to buy the game in a week or so, but until then, the rules will not be updated. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

I also have a challenge in mind for the new expansion, but again, it will need to wait until I can actually obtain the expansion to playtest everything. Hopefully soon! I just wanted to be up front and transparent about why there is a delay with the rules.

Posted by Mystic in Legacy Challenge Rules, Other Challenges, The Sims 4

Brief Update – My Absence Last Week

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to apologize for the lack of posts and updates last week. I was extremely sick and eventually got diagnosed with acid reflux. I am now on medication and a strict diet to help resolve it and I am feeling A LOT better now.

Now that that is in the past I have a couple of things that I am going to be working on this week:

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Posted by Mystic in General News, Sims 4 News, The Sims 4
Legacy Challenge Rules Updated for Get Together

Legacy Challenge Rules Updated for Get Together

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that the Legacy Challenge Rules have been updated for The Sims 4 Get Together. Here is a highlight of what the changes are and where to find them:

  • In the Getting Started section we have added in the optional Extreme Start
  • In the Scoring Section we have added the following changes:
    • The Nature Collection still maxes out at 13 completed collections even though there are now 16 possibilities. You now get to choose what 13 you wish to complete.
    • For the 10th Popularity point you now have the option of earning this by earning all possible Club Perks for your Legacy Club instead of earning a gold medal in all of the different party categories.
  • Legacy Clubs are completely optional and can be created at any time during the challenge. They have the benefit that if you choose to, you can use the Legacy Club Perks collection to finish up the Popularity category without getting a gold medal at the parties.
  • The New Extreme Start Handicap has been added to the Scoring section.

The Random Trait Generators have not yet been updated to include the new aspiration and two new traits, but should be updated soon!

Want to see how we came up with these new rules? Check out my Preview & Playtesting series on my Youtube channel!

Finally… we have a surprise for you guys! You’re going to want to check out the website around 10 am EST tomorrow to see what it is!

Posted by Mystic in Featured, General News, Legacy Challenge Rules, Sims 4 News, The Sims 4
Website Updates and the Random Trait Generator

Website Updates and the Random Trait Generator

Hey everyone!

There have been several questions over the last couple of days about when we will be adding the “Jealousy” trait to the Random Trait Generator.

We are aware that the Random Trait Generator needs to be updated, however I do need to let you all know that it might be a while.

Pinstar recently started a new full time job in another state which requires us to move. There is a lot that needs to get done in real life in the meantime for the move to happen. We need to sell our old house, find a new house, and find a new school for our kids. Pinstar is already working at the new job which leaves me to work on all of the Sims website stuff on top of handling all of the real-life move related stuff and, most importantly, taking care of our two little boys.

We do not update the Random Trait Generator ourselves. We are not adept at programming and had a friend of Brian’s help us with it. I will email him today letting him know about the updates to the generator, but it might take a week or so before you will all see the changes to it.

I apologize for the slowness of the website updates lately, but real life comes first. We will try to make the changes as we can. I will also be trying to finish up the website renovations as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience everyone!

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

Legacy Challenge Rules Update (for the November & December patches)

Legacy rules change

Happy Chrismahanakwaanzaka! Here are some updates and rulings for the Legacy Challenge in response to the changes made in both the November and December patches.

 

  • The 11th death type, death by drowning, is now required to finish the “Collect every death type” point.
  • * The Athletic and Business branches are now required for the “Get a sim to the top of each career” as well as the “Have a Sim reach the top of every branch”
  • After it was found that ghosts were guzzling potions of youth built up for the Deviance score, you may release their spirits if you don’t want to risk a thirsty ghost finding your potions.
  • You may fully utilize the new time off, vacation days, and family leave system introduced.
  • Note that job promotion requirements and aspiration requirements have both changed…but the rules and scoring for these has not (Besides the additions of the two new careers mentioned earlier.)
  • Added a new heir law to the heir selection page – Democracy. With Democracy you can have others vote on your heir.
Posted by Pinstar Legacy in Featured, General News, Legacy Challenge Rules, Sims 4 News

Legacy Challenge Rules Update Coming Soon!

Sims 4 jobs

Hey everyone! Just a quick little post to let you know that an update to the Legacy Challenge rules will be coming soon to include the changes made to the game in the December patch. This patch had a much bigger change to the game the the previous two, so Pinstar is working on playtesting a few things to see how they will tie into the changes of the challenge.

For the most part, the changes probably won’t be huge, so don’t worry about pausing your Legacies until you hear from him, at most it may just change some point values in the Nature section. I am going to guess that using the given vacation days will be allowed (seeing as that has always been the case in the past), so I would say use those as you see fit as well.

Also, feel free to use the “Move Objects On” cheat to your heart’s desire. A build mode cheat such as that will not affect gameplay and is therefore allowed in the Legacy Challenge as it always has been.

Posted by Mystic in General News

Upcoming FREE content to the Sims 4!!

New Content Sims 4

Pinstar was part of a conference call with several other Simmers and SimGurus this morning to discuss FREE content coming to the Sims 4 in the next few months and we wanted to share this all with you.

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