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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010, 11:54:19 PM »
I have not yet figured out how to fight another sim. Even my sim who'd mastered martial arts didn't seem to have the option of beating up the robber on her property. In fact, I don't know how to beat up a slow-moving mummy. I just wait until they start the fight.

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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2010, 12:07:41 AM »
I have not yet figured out how to fight another sim. Even my sim who'd mastered martial arts didn't seem to have the option of beating up the robber on her property. In fact, I don't know how to beat up a slow-moving mummy. I just wait until they start the fight.

That's the only way it works with mummies and robbers.  You can't make them do it.  It's only with regular Sims that you can argue and escalate to a full blown fistfight.
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2010, 12:21:11 PM »
I used to like green thumb, angler but found that sims can still be interested in these things without having to take up slots for them.  I really love charisma. ;D  It can make making friends very easy without too much work, which really comes in handy with WA.  There's many challenges that require sims to talk to locals and having the friendly trait wasn't getting it.  Friendly is pretty much a waste of time in my book as it contributes almost nothing to making friends.  Besides it takes a slot away from  really important traits like hopeless romantic and flirty. ;D  You put these 3 traits together and you can get a husband in no time. :D 

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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2010, 01:01:54 PM »
The Random Wishmaster Challenge is giving me a whole new perspective on traits I've never used before.  Some traits just seem a waste of a slot: example, Never Nude - who cares?  But one of my Randoms has the Insane trait, and it has unanticipated benefits.  The Guide points out that Insane sims can meet their Social need by talking to themselves, but it doesn't mention that they also get a lot of Fun doing this.  This makes Ludwig the Insane a great traveller - a quick natter with himself keeps both needs high.  He's almost always having a blast, and I have a blast watching and listening to him.
 
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2010, 03:04:38 PM »
I really like the Lucky trait, not sure that it contributes to Happiness Points, but it sure makes a lot of things easier.  Lucky Angler will get fish faster, Lucky stargazer will find things more often, Lucky chess player obviously wins more, Lucky employee will have good things happen at work more often, etc.

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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2010, 04:51:12 PM »
I really like the Lucky trait, not sure that it contributes to Happiness Points, but it sure makes a lot of things easier.  Lucky Angler will get fish faster, Lucky stargazer will find things more often, Lucky chess player obviously wins more, Lucky employee will have good things happen at work more often, etc.

And sometimes a Sim will get a nice moodlet from waking up feeling lucky!
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2010, 04:53:58 PM »
Yup, that too. :)



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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 06:25:09 PM »
Are they luckier on the days with the Lucky moodlet, for things like money trees dropping seeds, or time machine loot?
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2010, 06:29:49 PM »
Are they luckier on the days with the Lucky moodlet, for things like money trees dropping seeds, or time machine loot?
I've never noticed stuff with my lucky sims when they have that unique moodlet, but the money trees won't drop seeds on a lucky day, unless they were going to in the first place I think (first place as in, under different circumstances; different sim, different traits, etc.).
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2010, 06:33:57 PM »
I have systematically removed the Loves the Outdoors trait for all my sims with gardens, due to OCSprinklerD. I tried blocking the sprinklers, but then all they did was wander around the house stomping their feet and displaying "I can't get to it!", even though the garden was outside, not inside. One track minds...or no minds...never mind...
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2010, 06:42:16 PM »
Here is what the Lucky trait does (copied from The Sims Wiki):
* If a Lucky Sim has 4+ hours of sleep they might awake with the "Feeling Lucky" moodlet.
* Sim is less likely to burn food, break objects or get robbed.
* Sim is more likely to get raises at work and to get good results from career events.
* Lucky Sims are more likely to win when playing games.

The "Feeling Lucky" moodlet adds +5 points to your sim's mood over 1 day.




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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2010, 12:50:45 PM »
I defiantly like the Inappropriate, Hopeless Romantic, Slob, Evil, and Neurotic traits. Oh, and the Insane trait. Reasons:

Inappropriate: I just find some of the actions hilarious, such as "Accuse Mother is a Llama". The "Kiss" one is creepy though....

Hopeless Romantic: This combined with Great Kisser and Flirty gets a husband in no time, though they do randomly try to flirt with other sims, so I have to keep an eye on them. XD

Slob: I just think burping randomly and uhh... the other thing... is funny. Also, when I have a household of fat slobs, its nice to not have to clean up. Reminds me of that show where they show a bunch of people that collect trash. (AKA "Hoarders")

Evil: I love how they like evilly and get that moodlet that they are evilly delighted that somebody is suffering... they also laugh and clap hands when somebody dies.

Neuotric: Freak Out or checking something before work is a nice boost.

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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 12:55:42 PM »
Traits I chose are pretty boring: Friendly, Hopeless Romantic, Ambitious, Family Orientated.
I rarely go random but I may start soon...  ;)
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2010, 03:33:54 PM »
How is Hopeless Romantic helpful, other than getting a spouse?

P.S. Not all slobs are fat and not all fat sims are slobs. Just sayin'.
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Re: Which Traits Are Must-Haves
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2010, 04:37:23 PM »
It makes the couples interact romantically cause I am rubbish at maintaining relationships, so a good marital relationship is good.  :)
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