EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.10

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Generation 2: Sound of Music

  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the painting skill, walls and floors may be any material. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the handiness skill, thermostats are unlocked. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Once heir reaches the top of the music or painting careers, radios are able to be purchased and used.

    Gen 2 Mini Challenge:
  • Make at least 1,000 simoleans by busking. +3 points

It feels like forever since I have posted here, even though it hasn’t been that long. I realized pretty quickly that I am basically at the end of Gen 2, so we are going to wrap up Gen 2 this post and then we will do the wrap-up and see how Gen 3 starts. We are still working on our final few goals for this generation.

So I had an incident in the middle of playing this round that caused me to have to replay the beginning part of this round. Not everything happened EXACTLY the same as the pictures, but the general “beats” happened the same. So let’s get started.

We start with some mother-daughter bonding over a game of chess. Belle was clearly just home from work as that is her performance dress.

Belle is still working on getting the money for busking, so she heads down to the busking set up at the part and gets herself another $220 simoleons. That means she needs just under $300 to complete this goal.

Belle: Really? More playing in public???

Yes Belle, but you play so beautifully and you love to play.

Belle: Yes, but you know I’m not a “sim” sim.

Belle does get tense from “stranger danger” every time she is out doing this, but one more trip should do it.

Back safe in her home she is working on maxing that piano skill. She is so very close to reaching the top of the career I need to get this done.

Francis helps Lindsey with her homework. I sort of drop the ball a little later on his mentoring, so he isn’t likely to finish an aspiration.

Francis: Especially since Lindsey wants to be an archeologist. There is no job for her to max with that.

That is true, but still, I feel bad. I really thought you’d make it through this one.

Lindsey is getting a headstart on her “career” while still in high school as well by purchasing some archeology books and reading up on archeology. I think she is going to be very successful.

She also sits and has a nice conversation with her grandmother, Kiana, who is out frequently and while she and Johnny tend to break the plumbing items outside, they are very helpful in other ways.

Kiana: We do it to help.

Do what to help, break stuff? How does that help?

Kiana: It forces the family to learn handiness. They need temperature control at some point.

Francis continues to work on his aspiration by helping Lindsey with her school project. Lindsey is close to getting an A in high school.

Belle did it! She has maxed 2 skills, violin and piano. All she needs is the next promotion.

The firepit is still a very “fun” thing for the family to do. It gets decently hot here so it is surprising to me how much time they spend around it, but as long as they enjoy it and don’t overheat.

Francis tries his hand at gaining more painting skills. He isn’t doing the best at it, perhaps we need to leave this to Belle.

I believe this is New Year’s dinner and all the family makes resolutions that they each reach, but that do not count due to something with an update that is being worked on.

For the first time in a while, we have a visit from Johnny. Who does very helpful things like replacing the wash water. I believe he also went and grabbed a load of laundry as well.

The ghosts “helped” during the night by breaking both the toilet and the bathtub, which makes more a tense morning for the family.

THANKS ghosts!

Kiana: They are learning fast.

It was time for Belle to reach the last money she needed from busking. Instead of going to the park the whole family headed to the nearby bar. There was food, bathrooms, and fun for all while Belle played her heart out.

However, with the final tip from customer number 15 we reached our goals. $1016 has been made by busking!

  • Make at least 1,000 simoleans by busking. +3 points

Then a moment I knew was coming but still wasn’t ready to have happened, and almost had forgotten was happening, Francis came home from work and grew up to an Elder. How is it possible already???

He was always older than Belle, but still. The family sits down to a nice dinner to celebrate, although Francis will mope about his forgotten birthday (cause I didn’t get a cake done.)

It’s hard to imagine, but it was also time for the next generation to take over. Lindsey’s birthday is at hand. Belle is a sliver away from her final promotion, where we get radios. I’m so excited to have radios finally, and maybe Belle can finish her aspiration.

Our generation 3 heir is now a young adult and we are ready to take on her challenges. Belle has managed to max out 3 skills so far, cooking, piano, and violin. She is very close to getting that final promotion she needs to unlock the radios.

Lindsey gets compassion and responsible traits from her choices as a child. She was 2 badges away from maxing her scouting aptitude, one day I will complete that. She is going to be going into archeology. Francis, unfortunately, is not going to reach his first aspiration, so we may change it. I forgot one of the final things is for a child to max a career.

I will cover a few more things in the wrap for this generation and we are ready to start Gen 3, the Let There Be Light generation.

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I have been playing sims since TS1 and even played a little bit of the PS2 version and the mobile versions over time. Once I discovered challenges for TS2 I never looked back. I love the sims, the families I've been able to make, and play through the years and connecting with people about them. I work from home doing Salesforce Data Validation for my company, have 2 cats I adore and have a million hobbies I feel like I will never have time to completely explore.

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