Hello friends and fellow Simmers!
Over the coming few weeks, since I seem to have nothing but time on my hands these days, I will be overhauling the original Prologue part of the story.
The reason is two-fold. First reason is a platform switch from Sims 3 to Sims 4 (with the pending release of “Get Famous” this story will be easier to tell from within the Sims 4) and for the sake of continuity, I really want to make the story fit better. The second reason is a little more of a content reason. After going back and reading the stories, I realize that I’ve made some (I won’t call them mistakes) decisions that I am not terribly happy with at this time. Fran, Penny and Charlie sound a little too “hick-ish” to me, and in rewriting I’d like to tone that back a little. The original prologue was set in Appaloosa Plains in the Sims 3, which I always believed (or played) to be a little farming community. That said, I didn’t mean to make my characters sound how they do. It was not my intention at the start to make their dialog as it ended up. So my rewrites will be cleaned up to reflect that. At this time, it looks like only chapter one of the prologue will be rewritten, however this might change in the near future if I think it’s necessary. As it stands in game, Fran and Charlie are newly married, with Penny (Frannie’s mom) living with the happy couple. Fran and Charlie are how I last played them in the Sims 3, and I will continue their story from this point forward. I am not playing this even closely to a Legacy type challenge, as I had to use extensive cheats in game to get them to where the story leaves them. I have not inserted George, Dolly and their family into this version of the Sims, so any mention of the Farmer family (other than Fran and Charlie) is mainly from me and not the game. Basically, this will just be me, blending two of my favorite things… writing, and gaming. For now, I’m blessed to have the time and resources to do both.
After careful consideration, I have decided after all to continue playing the Farmer family within the confines of the Sims 3 instead of 4. I know I seem a little undecided on how to continue, but as of now, this is my final decision on the remainder of Generation One’s story as it comes to its logical end. Part one of the Prologue will be updated soon, as I am cleaning up my final draft to be uploaded. I am happy with the rewrite so far, and I hope you will be, too.
There are good things to come, so stay tuned!