The Sims 4 Astrology Legacy Challenge: A Journey Through the Stars

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The Sims 4 has been a household favorite for years, allowing fans to create and explore virtual lives in a highly customizable world. For those looking to add some spice to their game, the Astrology Legacy Challenge offers a unique twist. This challenge, created by taeskii, leaflysims, and tropiccoconut on Tumblr, brings a celestial theme to the game, with each generation representing a different planet in our solar system. Each generation comes with its own set of traits, aspirations, careers, and even a color palette tied to their respective planet.

Understanding the Basics

Understanding the Basics

To embark on the Astrology Legacy Challenge, it's important to familiarize yourself with the general rules that apply throughout all generations. Here are the crucial guidelines:

  1. Complete the given aspiration and career for each generation.
  2. Only small money cheats and the 'freerealestate' cheat for the first generation are allowed.
  3. Set the game to Lifespan Normal for the entire challenge.
  4. Heirs must adhere to their designated planet's color scheme in makeup, hair, clothing, etc.
  5. Living location is flexible unless specified otherwise by a particular generation.
  6. Finish all tasks for a generation before moving to the next.
  7. Tasks requiring packs you don't have can be skipped.

With these ground rules in mind, let’s dive into the planetary specifics.

Generation One: Sun

The journey begins with the Sun generation, where your Sim is focused on acquiring wealth and status. Being money-minded, they need to rise through the ranks to become elite. Here’s what you’ll need to accomplish:

  • Traits: Snob, Creative, Materialistic
  • Career: Critic (Art Critic Branch)
  • Aspiration: Fabulously Wealthy

The key tasks include reaching Level 10 in the Art Critic Branch of the Critic Career (or Business if the required pack is unavailable), completing the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration, and fully mastering the Logic skill. Additionally, your Sim should get engaged as a Young Adult, marry as an Adult, and ensure they live in a large house by the end of this generation. Financial stability is crucial, so don’t run out of money and make sure all bills are paid on time. Only one child is needed for this generation.

Generational Themes and Tasks

Generational Themes and Tasks

Generation Two: Mercury

This generation deals with the aftermath of a lonely childhood, and your Sim will turn into a social butterfly. Focus on making friends and thriving in the Social Media career. Key tasks include completing the Social skill as a child, Charisma and Comedy skills, and reaching Level 10 in the Internet Personality Branch of the Social Media Career.

  • Traits: Outgoing, Insider, Gloomy
  • Career: Social Media
  • Aspiration: Friend of the World

You’ll also need to break curfew frequently as a teen, make eight close friends as a child, and have three children.

Generation Three: Venus

All about love and romance, the Venus generation centers on relationships rather than a career. Key tasks involve completing the Baking skill (or Mixology if the required pack isn’t available), having two boyfriends as a teen, and going on weekly dates with your spouse.

  • Traits: Romantic, Materialistic, Lazy
  • Career: None
  • Aspiration: Serial Romantic

This generation should experience eight failed relationships before marrying a childhood friend and never holding a job as an adult.

Advanced Generations: Skills and Careers

Generation Four: Earth

As an outdoor enthusiast, the Earth generation will focus on the Politician career and conserving nature. You’ll need to complete the Freelance Botanist aspiration, fully master the Gardening skill, and reach at least Level 5 in the Politician career (or a Writing career if needed).

  • Traits: Loves Outdoors, Self-Assured, Vegetarian
  • Career: Politician
  • Aspiration: Freelance Botanist

Marrying someone who loves the outdoors and volunteering for beach cleanups weekly are also mandatory.

Generation Five: Moon

This generation shifts focus to space and science. Your Sim will be in the Scientist career, aiming to go to Sixam (or Forgotten Grotto in lieu of the necessary pack). Primary tasks involve completing the Nerd Brain aspiration and mastering the Handiness/Woodworking and Rocket Science skills.

  • Traits: Unflirty, Genius, Loner
  • Career: Scientist
  • Aspiration: Nerd Brain

Falling in love with a coworker and having two best friends are additional requirements.

Generation Six: Mars

Advanced Generations Skills and Careers

This generation deals with neglect and results in a criminal career path. The goals here include mastering the Mischief skill, reaching Level 10 in the Boss Branch of the Criminal career, and making at least five enemies.

  • Traits: Active, Noncommittal, Hot-Headed
  • Career: Criminal
  • Aspiration: Public Enemy

They will have five romantic relationships throughout their life, moving in with a sibling as an adult.

Bringing It All Together

For generations seven to ten—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune—each has its own unique flair, from becoming a detective in the Jupiter generation to focusing on culinary arts as Saturn. Uranus emphasizes video games and dancing, while Neptune delves into the arts with a focus on singing and painting. Each generation brings a fresh experience and distinct set of tasks, ensuring the challenge remains engaging from start to finish. Completing the Astrology Legacy Challenge not only offers a mix of gameplay styles but also provides a rewarding journey through the cosmos, one generation at a time. Embrace the stars and make your Sims' lives truly astronomical!

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