guess whos back v2

Guess who’s back? Back again? The Charms are back! Tell a friend! Nanananananana…

No, this isn’t a joke or some horrible attempt at a cruel prank, I would never do that to you guys. That would be awful. It’s been four years but The Charm Legacy is coming back, revived and stronger than ever!

About a year ago or so, I was poking around my old laptop which kinda sorta still works… ish, and came across an old Charm save on that computer. My heart skipped a beat but I reminded myself not to get too excited. The file was probably too corrupted to salvage or it was a save that was way too old to be usable for a continuation, so I just made a mental note to check it out sometime later and left it alone. Then when I remembered I still had that file and went back to locate it again, I couldn’t find it. I told myself it was probably for the best; the Charms had been gone a long time, most of the regular readers had since left the Simming community and probably had forgotten all about the Charms by now and the save file was probably unsalvageable, anyway. I forgot about it for another year until recently when just on a whim, I decided to poke around my old computer again to see if I could find it, not really knowing what I was going to do with it. I just wanted to check it out, maybe get some closure because I feel like I never really had any for the Charms and four years later, that still kind of hurts a little bit.

I transferred the file over to my new computer and loaded up the game. Miraculously, it was a recent save with Morgan, Savannah, Miraj, William and Johnathan all at the same ages they were when the legacy was discontinued and apart from everyone looking really stupid because I don’t have any of the old CC that I used to, the file looked… well, normal! I was ecstatic and in disbelief at my good fortune because I have NEVER had good luck with this family. I knew what I had to do. I knew this was some kind of sign from the Simming gods that the Charms were meant to finish their story properly. I knew I needed to revive this legacy.

Just because I’m insanely paranoid after all the other problems I had, I took the family out of that Sunset Valley and put them in a brand new Sunset Valley. Again. I knew this meant there’d be a lot of old, dead characters walking around which is yes, a bit weird, but not nearly as devastating as losing the file again due to a glitched town would be. I wanted to play it safe. In fact, I played it so safe that I even got rid of the old house for fear of there being some kind of bug in it and downloaded a new house that was CC free for them to live in. I gave everyone makeovers that looked as close to their original looks as possible without using CC, too. My game actually has very little CC in it at all now but with all the expansions, stuff packs and Store content available now that weren’t around back when the Charms were still here, it doesn’t bother me at all.

I also brought over one other household with the last name Charm assuming they’re probably extended family. Not sure how they’re related yet, they were basically related to the whole town by generation five, but at least some extended family is coming back. Couldn’t salvage everyone, but I’m not too upset about it. I’m just counting my blessings and being thankful I still have the legacy household.

So that long explanation aside, after four years, The Charm Legacy is continuing. It’s a dream come true for me. I’m so excited to be able to tell their story again and I hope you are, too!

Happy Simming!