I’ve decided to put the Prosperity Challenge on hold for now, since it’s so involved. I do plan to get around to it eventually, but for now, I want something fun and easy while I get the hang of blogging challenges. So I’ve chosen the Breed Out the Ugly challenge, a twisted little eugenics project which, if carried out in real life, would be a despicable crime against humanity. But this is the Sims, where people are routinely burned alive, drowned, and devoured by cowplants for the sake of the story, so really, anything goes.
I couldn’t find any rules for the Sims 4 version of the challenge, but there are countless Youtube videos for this challenge. I did find rules for a Sims 3 Dilute the Ugly Gene Challenge, but those rules say to play it as a legacy – back in the Sims 2 days, we just called that a Prettacy, but whatever. I don’t want to do a full legacy with all its rules and points, so I’m just going to breed through the generations until a non-disfigured child is born. I will not be using cheats, but I will be using custom content such as separate mattresses and bed frames, because the beds in this game are ugly, and unless you spend $12,000, they increase a Sim’s sleep need very slowly, which I think is unrealistic.
So let’s meet our beautiful founder, Melody Gross.
What a schnoz! I randomized her traits using the Sims 4 Random Trait and Aspiration Generator, and rolled the Genius, Childish, and Clumsy traits. Her aspiration is Chief of Mischief, so she also has the Dastardly trait. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited about this one. She should be a pretty fun Sim to play.
Here’s a couple of full body views:
It’s hard to tell with clothes on, but she’s got quite a serious slumped posture, Popeye arms, and cankles that just don’t quit. I opted for blue skin and hair since they are unnatural colors, and I will be attempting to breed these out too. I’m not sure if deleted Create-A-Sim ancestor genetics carry over into gameplay, but I did spawn her from some kooky looking grandparents and parents in CAS with different features, skin tones, and hair and eye colors, so hopefully some of those will show up in gameplay and make this more challenging.
I evicted whichever unfortunate family lived in the 40X30 “Garden Essence” lot and bulldozed their house, providing a spacious empty lot for Melody to occupy. I’m not much for building, so I just whipped up a basic little house for her.
Pretty crappy, like most of my builds, but hey, at least this time I actually bothered to add some plant life.
I’ll get started on this challenge later today. Seeing as it’s 4:10 on a Saturday and I have accomplished nothing, I should probably do some adult things like dishes, and laundry, and cleaning cat feces out of a plastic box that I voluntarily keep in my home for some reason. Yesssss.