My 2nd-gen musician Sim and his writer wife had been barely living off stingy royalties. Then …
They had triplets.
My first instinct was to go into CAS and delete two of them from existence. I’ve always been a controlling player – saving the game before every risky action, reloading saves when things don’t go to plan, and even re-rolling MC Pregnancy marriages if I don’t like them.
Instead, I grudgingly moved them out of their cosy apartment (newly renovated but only fits three) and got a family-sized apartment in Arts Quarter. The big and cheap one – 930 Medina Studios. I was too lazy to do another round of re-furnishing.
But I discovered life with three kids opens up new gameplay. No need to head to the playground to make friends! All they needed was each other.
And of course half the fun was watching these guys turn up all around town in pairs and sometimes all three together (my gameplay is rotational on my whim).
I got to see them grow up and develop distinct personalities.
Take this karaoke outing for example. Their dad, Yaroe, still has to head to Planet Honey Pop every other day to defend his karaoke champion title (and for his $500 grocery check of, course). With his entire family in tow.
And with three teenagers in the house, I was finally motivated enough to download a school lot and set up college gameplay. Nothing fancy – just a club with 8 teen sims and leaving them to make young & stupid decisions.
Tyren spent the rest of college talking to girls, Rylon taking naps (darn it, didn’t screenshot any!), and Shyan kept going missing – usually hiding out in the toilets.
I’m still gonna insist that triplets feels like two too many, but the Alf brothers are the unplanned exception :p