The Sims 4 Werewolves – What You Need to Know About Greg
The Sims have leaned into magical abilities since the game’s very first installment, with the most recent release offering a host of non-human options. The most recent addition to this cast of whimsical characters came in the Werewolves game pack, released in June 2022. As always, it features new Sims who populate Moonwood Mill, the heavy wolf world included in the pack, and perhaps the chief among them. is Greg.
If you’ve played with the newest additions to the pack, you’ve definitely come across him: he’s the furious werewolf on the outskirts of Moonwood Mill that everyone is warning you about.
However, you quickly suspect that this lone wolf has more to offer than meets the eye. Because the lore of this pack is both vast and somewhat difficult to locate, we’ve compiled a list of a few things we learned about Greg as we climbed our packs to become alphas.
ten He had a wife named Avelina
Greg’s name in his human life was Greggorius Lunvik, and he had a wife, Avelina, whose name you’ve probably seen in-game. The new telescope with the pre-pack update is called Avelina’s Trusty Telescope, and you can even see where Greg broke one of his legs and fixed it. Just be careful, because his telescope can get you killed.
Avelina was Greg’s destined companion and was a werewolf-turned-Mooncaster who used her enhanced abilities and scientific prowess to help establish the lunar cycle in the game. Additionally, according to the product description for the telescope, she is credited with being the first Sim to ever discover Sixam. A sad little detail is that he still wears his wedding ring, even as a werewolf.
9 He has a human form
By cheating the game mechanics, you can load Greg into Create-a-Sim (CAS) to see what he looked like before he became a wolf. And when he’s not covered in fur and on the warpath, he’s a pretty dapper gentleman.
While at CAS, you can also see his features. He has the Mean, Loner, and Glutton traits, and he himself unlocked Quick Learner’s somewhere along the way. His aspiration is a nod to his previous life as a Mooncaster and Scholar: he has the Renaissance Sim aspiration. It’s quite an interesting look at the man he was.
8 As Mooncaster, he had a familiar named Brutus
If you’ve installed Realm of Magic, you’re no stranger to the concept of pets. These magical little creatures (which can sometimes be your very own pet, if you have cats and dogs too) help their equally charming Sim friend gain magical experience. They can also sometimes protect their masters from death.
Greg’s familiar was called Brutus, and he was known to have sharp claws, piercing fangs, and unparalleled fury. His diary mentions that he considered Brutus more like a brother than a pet. The Mooncasters matched the energy of their pets as they rotated, so Greg, like Brutus, “developed an unusually high aptitude for pushing the boundaries of fury and a knack for winning fights”.
seven Despite the Similarities, He’s Not Spooky Stuff’s Lord Lycan
The Sims team loves meeting Sims who share new packs with fans. In a Twitch stream from lilsimsie, a Sims content creator named Kayla who was one of the Game Changers who helped design bundles for Snowy Escape, she was discussing the commonalities between Greg and Lord Lycan. You can see the latter in “The Dashing Lord Lycan” painting of a humanoid werewolf that you get with Spooky Stuff.
The guru who conceived Greg was in lilsimsie’s Twitch chat that night. They told the streamer that while there is no established relationship between the two, they fully support the idea that maybe Greg and Lord Lycan were cousins.
6 He lost a good friend of the Moocasters
As part of the dive into werewolf lore, you’ll learn that Greg and his wife Avelina once had a very good friend, fellow Mooncaster Yina Kim. Greg refers to her in his diary entries as “his closest confidante and boldest friend”.
Unfortunately for Mooncasters, a faction of them split off to become Moocasters instead, using their magical prowess to create battle-ready Cowplants, instead of becoming Werewolves. Tragically, Yina lost her life to such a Cowplant, leading Greg to look down on them with disdain. It affected him to the point that he wonders in the same entry if werewolves are also a bad magical advancement.
5 He definitely did something about it
You can’t bore a werewolf with an anger problem and not expect some kind of revenge. Another artifact your Sim can find around Moonwood Mill is called the “Tamed Cow Jaw,” but upon examining it, you see there is more to it than meets the eye.
For starters, the artifact itself gives off Greg’s scent, and when your Sim looks closely, they may discover the words “revenge yourself” carved into the bone. Many lives were lost, it seems, in the establishment of the werewolf genre, but for Greg, this one was personal.
4 His diary is the key to much of werewolf lore.
Lore items can be found all around Moonwood Mill, and one of the key items is Greg’s journal, the one he kept while he sailed as Mooncaster and what it entailed. Reading it a few times unlocks more information about him, and your Sim can learn a lot from it, especially since Greg isn’t usually very willing to talk to you himself.
But to do this, you must also be a werewolf. You will need to have an enhanced scent as well as enhanced recovery abilities to even locate the journal and other artifacts in the first place. Once you have it, you can’t get anything out of it until you also unlock the dormant “lunar epiphany” ability.
3 He’s a hard friend to make
Befriending Greg is hard, to say the least, but it’s even harder if you’re also a werewolf, which he hates to the extent that his relationship with those he knows is completely in the red. Although he sometimes comes out during full moons, you’ll probably have to look for him in the ramshackle trailer everyone has explicitly warned you to avoid.
Approaching it gives a handful of options. Unfortunately for you, if you’re a wolf he will usually ignore your attempts to close the gap, and if he doesn’t it will very often come to blows.
2 He’s so strong beating him is a draw
The Werewolves game pack provided plenty of new and exciting content for supernatural Simmers, and among those things were five new wolf-related Aspirations. One of them is “The Lone Wolf”, and your last challenge is to beat Greg in a fight.
Since so much of the gameplay is based around interacting with other Sims (because werewolves are beasts of burden), relying on yourself isn’t always easy. This aspiration requires you to fight at least five other werewolves for practice before moving on to the challenge’s proverbial final boss.
1 And beating it takes a LOT of planning.
Don’t walk to Greg’s trailer just hoping to win, because he’s going to kick your ass many times before you do. Not only does being a lone wolf make him better in battle, he also wins Fury by being angry.
But there is a way to do it, if you dedicate yourself to the task. Players reported that they first had to become an Apex Wolf themselves, which makes sense, by taking on one of the original Mooncasters. Additionally, you’ll want to have your fitness skills maxed out (or at least be close to it), in addition to having the Alpha Wolf ability. Put yourself in a good mood and snack on a luna fish for an assist, and you will become the best dog after defeating Greg.
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