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Legacy Houses!

SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
With the infant update & expansion pack coming out in 2 weeks, I’ve been thinking about trying the legacy challenge again. My question for you guys is, do you typically try to build a new house every gen, or do you just keep re-building & adding on as you go? I’m not sure what I want to do! Lol.

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  • EnkiSchmidtEnkiSchmidt Posts: 5,073 Member
    That depends on the rules I have in effect. In low-earning, heavily restricted settings, it is very satisfactory to watch a small hut grow to a house and eventually a mansion. But if I allow every option the game offers me (and subsequently roll in money), then I move out with my heir, leaving the house to the spare(s).

    (Most of the time I quite around Gen. 5, though.)
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  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    That depends on the rules I have in effect. In low-earning, heavily restricted settings, it is very satisfactory to watch a small hut grow to a house and eventually a mansion. But if I allow every option the game offers me (and subsequently roll in money), then I move out with my heir, leaving the house to the spare(s).

    (Most of the time I quite around Gen. 5, though.)

    That is really interesting that you move out with the heir & leave the house to the spares! I’m leaning towards watching the house grow, but I really like that idea, too!

    Also, you make it farther than me—I’ve only ever made it to gen 3! Lol. I’m really hoping that all of the upcoming new content will inspire me to keep going

  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 5,146 Member
    I'm playing a legacy challenge right now where you move to a new world every generation, so, I'm building (or downloading, or adopting and modifying) a new house every generation :)

    I guess I could bring the old house with me by saving it to my library, but, what fun would that be.
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  • RedDestiny92RedDestiny92 Posts: 7,642 Member
    It depends, most of the time if I get attached I may just keep adding on for a couple generations before moving if at all, one of my oldest legacies I always let the spares stay with the parents and the heirs got a new house. However I still hung out there and added onto the house, while another I would add on as family members died cause it felt weird to take their space, especially playing on short ha. My sims are gonna have so many babies they'll probably be moving more.
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  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    edited March 3
    I'm playing a legacy challenge right now where you move to a new world every generation, so, I'm building (or downloading, or adopting and modifying) a new house every generation :)

    I guess I could bring the old house with me by saving it to my library, but, what fun would that be.

    Oh, moving to a new world seems like a great way to keep things “fresh”, lol! That sounds really fun!

    It depends, most of the time if I get attached I may just keep adding on for a couple generations before moving if at all, one of my oldest legacies I always let the spares stay with the parents and the heirs got a new house. However I still hung out there and added onto the house, while another I would add on as family members died cause it felt weird to take their space, especially playing on short ha. My sims are gonna have so many babies they'll probably be moving more.

    I feel like I’ll probably end up just adding on until I feel like moving or getting a new house altogether. I like that everyone still thinks of their spares! :) Haha.
  • Teslachick2Teslachick2 Posts: 442 Member
    I find I quickly get bored playing in the same house or world for too long, so I move the next gen heir to a new world and leave the spare with the parents to inherit the house when they pass. Depending on my plans, I may have the new heir start from scratch and earn their way to a new house or give them their share of the household funds and build right away.
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  • haneulhaneul Posts: 1,758 Member
    I've found that I like family homes better if I start from scratch every so often (not after every generation, but when I feel the need). Adding as I go seems to never look that nice, and it's great to sometimes start over from 0. Changing neighborhoods/worlds also keeps things fresh.
  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    I find I quickly get bored playing in the same house or world for too long, so I move the next gen heir to a new world and leave the spare with the parents to inherit the house when they pass. Depending on my plans, I may have the new heir start from scratch and earn their way to a new house or give them their share of the household funds and build right away.

    Yeah, I think that's why I get bored with legacy challenges, so maybe switching it up like a lot of you guys would help keep me more interested, lol. I think it's sweet that your spares stay with their parents, too!
    haneul wrote: »
    I've found that I like family homes better if I start from scratch every so often (not after every generation, but when I feel the need). Adding as I go seems to never look that nice, and it's great to sometimes start over from 0. Changing neighborhoods/worlds also keeps things fresh.

    Hmm, maybe that would be easier for me, too-switching it up whenever I feel the need. I don't want to get bored playing, but I also worry that redesigning a whole new house every generation would get exhausting, lol.

  • TLM08TLM08 Posts: 105 Member
    I just hit my 10 generations all on the same lot, and when my heir comes of age (young adult) I then evaluate if I want to rearrange the house or rebuild on my lot. So sometimes I will just update their bedrooms as they age and then add onto the house as it grows, but other times I am like this house doesn't work anymore so I will demolish it and build a new house on the same lot.
  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    TLM08 wrote: »
    I just hit my 10 generations all on the same lot, and when my heir comes of age (young adult) I then evaluate if I want to rearrange the house or rebuild on my lot. So sometimes I will just update their bedrooms as they age and then add onto the house as it grows, but other times I am like this house doesn't work anymore so I will demolish it and build a new house on the same lot.

    Wow, that is awesome! Congrats on making it through 10 generations! Yeah, I feel like evaluating how I feel throughout my gameplay is probably the best way to go about it, lol. I love how everyone does their legacies a little differently!
  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 5,146 Member
    SimDork23 wrote: »
    Oh, moving to a new world seems like a great way to keep things “fresh”, lol! That sounds really fun!

    It is fun! If you ever want to try it, here are the rules
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1005408/local-color-a-legacy-challenge-that-rotates-through-the-worlds-with-a-unique-twist-on-each
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 27,196 Member
    SimDork23 wrote: »
    With the infant update & expansion pack coming out in 2 weeks, I’ve been thinking about trying the legacy challenge again. My question for you guys is, do you typically try to build a new house every gen, or do you just keep re-building & adding on as you go? I’m not sure what I want to do! Lol.

    I think it all depends on the Legacy Challenge you're playing. I only play Pinstar's Legacy Challenge. It has rules, one of which is the heir must stay on the lot, you can't move the family out or move them to another town. If you move your Heir off the lot, then they can no longer be the heir. It's a challenge for a reason. ;) I generally have an idea of what size house I'm going for at the start. It may take some time before my Founder has it completed, but that's only because I go for large to accommodate a large family.

    Unless your legacy demands the entire family stays on the lot, I would just move out the spares after you've chosen your heir. With Pinstar's the heir has to be a YA before they are the actual Heir. Generally, since we have to play on normal length, the Founder dies off by then. Sometimes redecorating is called for. New paint/wallpaper, new floors. Maybe new furniture, as it can be afforded. Like I said, it all depends on the rules of the Legacy you're going to play.
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  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    edited March 7
    SimDork23 wrote: »
    Oh, moving to a new world seems like a great way to keep things “fresh”, lol! That sounds really fun!

    It is fun! If you ever want to try it, here are the rules
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1005408/local-color-a-legacy-challenge-that-rotates-through-the-worlds-with-a-unique-twist-on-each

    Thanks! This challenge looks awesome. I might have to try it!
    SimDork23 wrote: »
    With the infant update & expansion pack coming out in 2 weeks, I’ve been thinking about trying the legacy challenge again. My question for you guys is, do you typically try to build a new house every gen, or do you just keep re-building & adding on as you go? I’m not sure what I want to do! Lol.

    I think it all depends on the Legacy Challenge you're playing. I only play Pinstar's Legacy Challenge. It has rules, one of which is the heir must stay on the lot, you can't move the family out or move them to another town. If you move your Heir off the lot, then they can no longer be the heir. It's a challenge for a reason. ;) I generally have an idea of what size house I'm going for at the start. It may take some time before my Founder has it completed, but that's only because I go for large to accommodate a large family.

    Unless your legacy demands the entire family stays on the lot, I would just move out the spares after you've chosen your heir. With Pinstar's the heir has to be a YA before they are the actual Heir. Generally, since we have to play on normal length, the Founder dies off by then. Sometimes redecorating is called for. New paint/wallpaper, new floors. Maybe new furniture, as it can be afforded. Like I said, it all depends on the rules of the Legacy you're going to play.

    Haha, that is true about it being a challenge! :p I’m going to have to think about which one I want to play, or maybe I’ll try several once the infant update comes out since I am more motivated now, lol! :D Thanks for the info!
  • Brd709Brd709 Posts: 1,814 Member
    My sim self has lived in the same house since he moved to Newcrest in 1980. The shape of the house has remained the same, inside it's had a few make overs and as of 1993, he completely remodelled the house inside.

    My sim self's original lounge room and kitchen in Spring 1980:
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    Re-decorated in 1984 after his children Beatrix and Carlin moved out:
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    Carlin moved back in briefly after graduating university while he was waiting for his own place to complete construction.

    In 1989, my sim self moved away for a year after divorcing his first wife Liberty and let his third youngest daughter Beatrix and her partner grant take over the house.
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    The kitchen got repainted in 1991 by my sim self's second wife:
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    By 1993 my sim self was divorced a second time and using the money she paid him back which was embezzled out of the family business by her father, my sim self did a complete renovation:
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    The original layout from 1980:
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    The new layout from 1993:
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    The house was originally highly elevated:
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    However in 1982, Beatrix slipped down the front stairs breaking her ankle. Her mother Liberty, ordered the house be elevated to lower level so there are less stairs to climb:
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  • jus1nickiejus1nickie Posts: 359 Member

    Currently on gen 5. Been in the same house since the beginning of this legacy and added to it. This is what the house looks like right now, i dont have any before pics for this :( . 2nd floor, 1st floor then the basement
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  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 2,068 Member
    I keep my heirs in their ancestral home, quite often in their childhood bedroom! However, I may need to rethink things for my aging off saves, as there will be 3 generations (possibly) of heirs living in the same house. Might need to use a retirement home or something. I also play all my playable sims, rotation style. So the family just grows and grows lol.
  • Princess of Da'varhPrincess of Da'varh Posts: 344 Member
    SimDork23 wrote: »
    With the infant update & expansion pack coming out in 2 weeks, I’ve been thinking about trying the legacy challenge again. My question for you guys is, do you typically try to build a new house every gen, or do you just keep re-building & adding on as you go? I’m not sure what I want to do! Lol.

    That's cool. How's yours going?

    I use the same house for mine, but add to it, like with new modern technology or new hedge designs which gives it a changing with the times feel to it 😊
    In my game my Sims' family has been living on the ground of an old church for over 5 families generations. It's slowly but surely being restyled but the original families presence remains.
  • Th3_H0wling_Ch1ldTh3_H0wling_Ch1ld Posts: 144 Member
    I keep the original house but rebuild some parts/add on to the house as i go
    My sim family i'm using for my Legacy save currently has 6 kids....with another one on the way- (I use mods- More specifically MCCC. I could have 9999 sims in a household if i wanted. not going to though but imagine having that many babies/toddlers/children 0.0)
    My Legacy Family & Story Family are in one Save. Much easier...
  • SimDork23SimDork23 Posts: 494 Member
    Aww, I love seeing pictures of your guys legacy houses! @Brd709 & @jus1nickie, yours look great! :)
    I keep my heirs in their ancestral home, quite often in their childhood bedroom! However, I may need to rethink things for my aging off saves, as there will be 3 generations (possibly) of heirs living in the same house. Might need to use a retirement home or something. I also play all my playable sims, rotation style. So the family just grows and grows lol.

    A retirement home would be cute, lol! I’m currently working on a rotational save, too, & am already wondering how I’m going to handle it once the family grows, lol.
    Identity wrote: »

    That's cool. How's yours going?

    I use the same house for mine, but add to it, like with new modern technology or new hedge designs which gives it a changing with the times feel to it 😊
    In my game my Sims' family has been living on the ground of an old church for over 5 families generations. It's slowly but surely being restyled but the original families presence remains.

    It’s going well, thanks! I have a house & a husband, lol, so now I’m just trying to make some money so they can afford all of the cute new infant items when they have a baby. ;):p That is awesome that you’re 5 generations in!
    I keep the original house but rebuild some parts/add on to the house as i go
    My sim family i'm using for my Legacy save currently has 6 kids....with another one on the way- (I use mods- More specifically MCCC. I could have 9999 sims in a household if i wanted. not going to though but imagine having that many babies/toddlers/children 0.0)

    Oh, man. I feel like 999 sims in a household would be impossible without cheats, LOL!

  • Sha2520032003Sha2520032003 Posts: 2,256 Member
    edited March 9
    It really depends on the legacy challenge I'm playing. I'm doing Not So Berry and I make my Sims change houses per generation (maybe move multiple times depending on generation rules).

    But I did the original legacy challenge too w/scoring where you're supposed to stay in the same house the entire 10 generations. I built my own house and I think I stayed in it for 5 or 6 generations and then decided to move for the remainder of the challenge.

    I'm one of those players that gets bored pretty easily. So unless I have some attachment to a house, I typically like to move per generation.
  • manicobsessivemanicobsessive Posts: 1,056 Member
    I am only on the second gen of my legacy save, but she has moved out of the house and I imagine all my heirs will at latest by the time they have a serious partner. That's just my preference though. :)
  • haneulhaneul Posts: 1,758 Member
    I'm on gen 6? (I call it gen 5 most of the time because I think of the founders as gen 0). I don't cheat, but I also don't follow challenge rules. I find them stifling and like for my Sims to move around and do things freely. I mentioned before that my Sims move every so often.

    This is the fourth house they've lived in, but I've built six houses for them in total (some of them are secondary homes), so I guess it works out to one home built per generation. My legacy Sims aren't modest and their home reflects that. It's been fun for me to try a more extravagant playstyle.
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    I use a lot of the family's photos as decorations throughout the house.
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    As an idea, I think it could be fun to experiment with different styles of homes every so often (like trying a tiny home, a beach home, a palace, etc.) but it would depend on the family's funds.
  • kerryemmiebethkerryemmiebeth Posts: 394 Member
    haneul wrote: »
    I'm on gen 6? (I call it gen 5 most of the time because I think of the founders as gen 0). I don't cheat, but I also don't follow challenge rules. I find them stifling and like for my Sims to move around and do things freely. I mentioned before that my Sims move every so often.

    This is the fourth house they've lived in, but I've built six houses for them in total (some of them are secondary homes), so I guess it works out to one home built per generation. My legacy Sims aren't modest and their home reflects that. It's been fun for me to try a more extravagant playstyle.
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    I use a lot of the family's photos as decorations throughout the house.
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    As an idea, I think it could be fun to experiment with different styles of homes every so often (like trying a tiny home, a beach home, a palace, etc.) but it would depend on the family's funds.

    Wow! That home is amazing!!!
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