Read the previous chapter of my Drifter Challenge.
I decided to start another challenge in addition to my legacy challenge. The drifter challenge is a ‘starting from scratch’ challenge, where you take a completely empty game world and slowly build it up over several generations. Each generation lives in a certain location and has certain challenges to complete before the next heir becomes a young adult. Oh, and you can only control a single Sim! You can check out the full rules of the drifter challenge over on the Sims forums.
The next day, some of the plants in my garden seemed to have flourished overnight. I spent some time looking after them and they looked even healthier after that. I found some tomatoes to add to my garden and found a time capsule containing a cute little doll. It didn’t sell for much, but it was better than nothing.
My new job had me practising mischief on every Sim I came in contact with. Most of them didn’t find my jokes all that entertaining, but I had to improve my work performance. I did score an invite to the Renegades club, which seemed like a good fit for me. I grilled some hot dogs for dinner and spent the night in my little tent. It was so much better than sleeping on that bench.
I managed to swipe a book at my next work shift, which made me feel a lot better about things. I managed to buy a trash can, which helped me keep my lot clean. Not that I had much to throw away, but with no cupboards or even a sink, I was forced to throw away all my dishes after every meal. It seemed wasteful to me, but new dishes always appeared whenever I grilled a new meal.
One of the Sims I had met in my time in Oasis Springs was Marcus. He’s pretty good looking and clearly works out. So I was pretty happy when he dropped by to say hi. I couldn’t offer him anything to drink or eat, or even a place to sit, but he seemed happy to see me anyway. I did feel bad when my work shift started and I left him standing awkwardly next to my shower…
Anyway, the next day, a lot of my plants were ready to be harvested, and I was able to sell enough produce to buy a grill AND a table and chair to eat at. I even swiped a new book from work. I worked extra hard at my next shift and finally got that promotion I’d been waiting for. I was now a petty thief! Fortunately no one was around to see me pass out when I got home. Between work and constantly looking after my garden, I was exhausted.
Things were quiet the next day. This was a good thing, since I could hardly move after sleeping on the ground in that ridiculous position. Definitely worse than my nights on the bench! I read one of the books I’d swiped and chatted to a plant to stop myself from feeling too lonely. I was just feeling sorry for myself when Marcus rang and invited me to a party at the Bluffs. It was the first time I’d been able to leave my neighbourhood, except for work, and the party was pretty great. I got talking to Marcus and found out that he’s single! Plus I learned to dance and ate some really weird food from the bar. The barkeep called it a ‘pretzel’. It tasted pretty good after the food I’d been making for myself, at any rate.