EPIC Tripp: Crossroads – 5.02

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Welcome back to EPIC Tripp. We have been zooming along through our EPIC generations so far, and are working on generation 5 already. So hard to believe. So last entry we had a had a trip to the jungle where Abby met the woman who would be her spouse and then we had a wedding, welcoming Miranda to the family. Let’s take a look at what this generation entails.

Generation 5 – Crossroads: Criminal vs Law Enforcement

  • Heir(ess) has a choice between the Criminal or Secret agent career.
  • Spouse can ONLY choose one of the previously unlocked careers.
  • If heir(ess) chooses the Criminal career track
    • Every child born afterwards will need to be given the Evil trait, until a future heir(ess) (generation 9) reaches the top of the secret agent career.
    • Once heir reaches top of criminal track, couples can have as many children as they want, because they’re used to breaking the law anyway.
    • Proceed to Generation 6-b
  • If heir(ess) chooses the Secret Agent track
    • Every child born afterwards will need to be given the Self-Assured trait, until a future heir(ess) (generation 9) reaches the top of the criminal.
    • Secret agent track allows sims to purchase and use tablets.
    • Proceed to generation 6-a
  • IF HEIR(ESS) CHOOSES DETECTIVE: Detectives can choose to have high morals, which would conform with track A, or they can choose the more under-handed road, which would designate them onto track B. Less ethical detectives (the B track) are those who bribe or beat up sims for information, rather than befriending them. They steal objects from others and claim them as “evidence,” and blackmail other sims.
    • Performing any of these actions forces the challenge onto the B track.
    • Avoiding these and taking the high road allows the challenge to enter track A.
  • Whichever kind of detective the heir(ess) decides to be has an effect on what kind of job his/her spouse must take.
    • Moral detectives cannot have criminal spouses.
    • Underhanded detectives cannot have law enforcement spouses.

So last time we made the decision on which path Abby would take. Due to her Kleptomanic trait and the fact that Miranda is Evil and Mean it was decided that we would take the Criminal tract. No special agents either, I decided to go the basic criminal track, so all kids will be evil, but they can have as many as they want once Abby reaches the top.

After Winterfest Lara got a bit of a cold. Her grandfather, Francis, was out haunting and talked with her a bit. She went and got some OJ and started feeling better.

We get news that Miranda is pregnant! YAY, a new little Tripp is on the way. Generation 6 will be here before we know it. This is also the generation where we can have multiples if Abby can work her way up the ladder.

Miranda heads out to tell Abby. They are both very excited about this turn of events. There feels like there is always so much to do around here now that I sort of lose track of time a bit.

And it was Lara’s birthday before we knew it. Hard to believe she’s already an elder. Lara you have done very well for this family. We will miss you, but enjoy your elder years. She retires from being an Athlete.

Miranda heads out to feed the cow plant. We’ve got to keep him happy and fed so he doesn’t eat anyone by accident. You can see Lara is the trees back there working on harvesting everything.

Abby continues to work on her aspiration by grilling up some food. She needs to do more of this, but we will get there eventually. Lara comes out to chat with her while she works.

Abby comes home after that first day of work and gets a promotion. Mischief is a bit hard to build quickly without a computer, but so far we are managing ok for now.

Late one evening Lara got up and wandered upstairs. When I went to check where she was heading I saw she was heading up to watch her grandma Belle play on the violin. I don’t blame her, I love watching Belle play.

Miranda invites over the director for her first commercial and chats with him for a bit. Surprisingly, when left to her own devices, she actually is friendly and nice to him. I thought she was supposed to be mean.

The day of her first gig comes and Miranda heads into hair and make-up for the first time. I’m not sure I love Miranda in red hair, but it doesn’t look bad on her. She already looks the part of the diva.

Into costume she goes. Good thing they gave her a lose dress, although I’m sure they belts had to be let out a bit. Already her back hurts and she is ready to be done with the day, but we still have some steps left to go.

She needs to spend a bit more time practicing her “acting” so she takes care of that in the mirror in costume’s shop. I’m sure the costume people are not happy about it, but I also don’t think Miranda probably cares.

After grabbing some food and checking in with the director we are almost ready to go. Miranda is getting super tired so I want to get through these before she goes passing out on me.

She plays a risky song, and shows off the product riskily, but sings safely. She’s never worked on her singing so I wanted to make sure she did well. She completes the gig and gets herself a promotion at the same time. Her agency sends a snarky message about being surprised she did well, so Abby will need to have a chat with them.

Before then though she has a chat with her mom, and pulls some mischief things with her too, like impersonating a mermaid, which doesn’t bother anyone in this family. It’s been a good way to build up some mischief skill right now.

I forgot it was new years this day. At midnight Zygo and Lara share a little kiss. Abby was busy eating so she didn’t come over and give Miranda a kiss, but it was a good new years over all.

Awww, look who else came out haunting. It’s our founders Kynzie and Johnny. They celebrate new years with the family as well.

Kiana: That one will break it.

Kiana, what are you talking about.

Kiana: She will break it.

Ok….well, I guess she doesn’t feel like sharing more information about what that means at the moment. Hopefully Abby and Miranda can continue to progress quickly in their careers. Zygo is still sitting around level 7 in his career, I really need to spend more time with him at his job and be more successful.

That feels like a good place to end this update. Next time we will meet the new baby more than likely and we will see if Abby and Miranda can progress any further in their careers.

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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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