As Far As The World Goes (AFATWG) initially follows the life of about 20 to 30 Sims families, generation after generation, resulting in numerous overlaps and interrelationships between them.
However, as time passes, there is undoubtedly a particular focus on the Golzine family. As criminal masterminds, the Golzines are the ones ultimately controlling the city. Their heirs all have a different style but they are all bound by family duty and a tendency to attract complicated love issues. They will also have to deal with dark forces and supernatural creatures…
Gen 4 to 6 Golzine heirs with their right-hand man
In the background, people go about their daily life, divided up between friends, family and career. Some are commonplace, others are eccentric. Some are rich and famous, others struggle to make ends meet. Some are in the throes of a toxic relationship, others enjoy a quiet family life. Just like in real life, events are happening simultaneously and impact different people, sometimes in a different way. The narration comes and goes from one family to the other.
But witches, vampires, ghosts, and even… a werewolf. They all roam about freely, unbeknownst to people at large.
I came up with that story as soon as 2009, when The Sims 3 got released. I didn’t take many screenshots at the time as I had no intention to actually put it in writing. Progressively however, I began to note down what would become the First Part of As Far As The World Goes, and I did so in French because it is my mother tongue. Being based on very basic notes, these first chapters have very few screenshots and the plot may seem botched. It is also written entirely in French (I don’t plan on ever translating it). This is why I would strongly recommend new readers to start with the First Part summary and then move on to Second or even Third Part chapters, as from which the whole story is written in English. But of course, if you wish so, you are more than welcome to read First Part fully in French (Google Translator could be a big help)!
There are characters by the shovelful in AFATWG, but they should all be easily recognizable (to make it easier, I rarely change a character’s hairstyle during their whole lifespan! :D), especially since the leads are a recurring cast. It can take some time getting used to, but I am sure that, once you become familiar with the various households, you will be able to better enjoy the interactions between them. 😉
I do not follow any particular legacy or challenge rules, but I do incorporate some typical Sims elements into the storyline (I manually age up my Sims in so-called “aging rounds” for instance). The progeny of some major families is also referred to as an “heir”. Over time, I’ve become less and less interested in moving up the generational ladder, and the pace has dramatically slowed down to focus more on the plot and characters. My writing style has undergone some major transformation as pictures have gradually supplanted text, and poor quality screenshots got thankfully replaced by improved and edited picture taking. As from Fifth Part, the story switches entirely to a graphic novel style. Seventh Part is now published on a secondary blog, To the Edge of Time (my media library was exploding!).
Please note that this is a work of fiction that from time to time contains some content intended for mature audiences (NSFW); discretionary caution is highly advised.
I keep my chapters short, but if you wish to get all caught up, but do not want to suffer through the 700+ chapters, you will find summaries linked below. First Part and Second Part Summaries are especially recommended! Please note that there is no clear-cut division between the various parts, the story just goes on from one part to the other.
TIP! For a quick catch up, you might want to try the AFATWG Character Focus on my Tumblr! You will get a brief presentation of the various main characters, connecting all the dots right up until the middle of Fifth Part (ie, until #680).🙂
Seventh Part #746-…
Sixth Part #727-#745
Summary not available yet
Fifth Part #636-#726
Fourth Part #487-#635
Third Part #282-#486
Second Part #153-#281
First Part #001-#152