The Adventures of Hobo Ron
I have a sort of mildly like/indifference relationship with The Sims. Whenever I boot it up after a period of months (or years), I am always eager to create my new character and assigning traits in The Sims 3 is almost as fun as assigning weapon skill points in an RPG. Once inside the game proper, however, my interest quickly fades as it occurs to me, yet again, that playing The Sims is like working a job. Grinding for skills, juggling relationships, work-sleep-work-sleep schedules...I just usually just turn it off and uninstall 30 minutes in.
This time (why do I never learn my lesson?), I noticed the mooch trait and instead of regarding it as just another funny social interaction, I wondered if mooching could be a way of life. I decided that, in the interests of playing for more than an hour this time, I would try to make the ultimate hobo.
First I needed a good look. I wanted my guy (named Ron Wilson, as it turned out) to look semi normal but with a definite "I can't get my act together" presence. I gave him the traits of Slob, Moocher, Unlucky (just so he couldn't completely blame his laziness for his predicament), Kleptomaniac, and just because he's such a failure, Easily Impressed.