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Vizard of Vine challenge
« on: November 30, 2009, 06:44:34 AM »
Has anyone actually completed this?  I had my Sim plant an entire garden of grapes from scratch and then took the harvested grapes to her vacation home in France to process all of the grapes into nectar, since she doesn't have to spend time gardening there.  I had her do all the planting but my male Sim did a lot of the tending/harvesting.  Does the same Sim have to do all of the gardening steps for the grapes to count??  She has used thousands of grapes and nothing.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 10:58:55 AM »
Hi sims96...yeah I tried doing that one, but not nearly to the extent that you are talking about.  She completed the first one and gave the nectar back and it was ok, but the bunch of grapes he gave her kept turning out "bad" nectar so I gave up on that.  This is the opportunity you're talking about, right?

If so, I think there is something wrong with that opportunity as I couldn't seem to get anything except bad nectar.



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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 12:37:21 PM »
This is the opportunity you're talking about, right?

No, the Visard of Vine is one of the skill challenges for the nectar making skill. You have to make nectar from 400 bunches of home grown grapes.

I haven't completed this myself so I don't know if it's bugged and not possible to complete.

Maybe it's this:
I had her do all the planting but my male Sim did a lot of the tending/harvesting.

I had a Sim get an opportunity to deliver a meal to someone. He didn't have high enough cooking skill to cook it so I had another Sim in the house make it and put it in his inventory. That didn't work, he had to cook it himself. Maybe this is something similar.

Or maybe it's because you're growing them in one place and making nectar in another. It seems like it shouldn't matter but maybe it does?

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 04:22:51 PM »
My male Sim who can't cook got the opportunity to deliver a meal in France after delivering some nectar also.  He had to cook it himself but even though it was horrific quality, it worked as a meal delivery.  Go figure.

Half of her nectar was made in the Sunset Valley home and half in France just because it was easier to focus on nectar making, but after thousands of grapes, surely 400 must have been used from one place??  That's why I also planted a mini garden in their vacation home property in France and used those too exclusively (and there she is the only one planting/tending/harvesting) but still nothing!!  I guess at this point it doesn't matter since they have thousands of perfect grapes of all types in the fridge that they can't possibly use up, but still... the challenge seems bugged to me.

Oh, my male Sim was the original nectar making Sim, and he got the Mix Master challenge completed, which reset after he went on vacation.  However, he has made a few bottles here and there in both Sunset Valley and France, and it seems after each trip, he gets an additional combo that sticks in the journal.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 04:48:09 PM »
Ok, I had my male Sim who harvested all the grapes make a few more batches of nectar, and it turns out he completed the challenge.  I guess it depends on who harvests, not plants!  Now to have my female Sim do the same so it doesn't matter who does what... the garden is too big for one person to take care of alone. =(

My male Sim has 14 combos now.  I'll see if he gets Mix Master to stick after one more trip to France.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 07:09:01 PM »
400 bunches??!   :D  Nope, that definitely isn't the one I was doing.  I haven't seen a challenge like that one but would have passed on it anyway.  :o

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 01:04:54 AM »
Ok, I had my male Sim who harvested all the grapes make a few more batches of nectar, and it turns out he completed the challenge.  I guess it depends on who harvests, not plants!

So it is possible, congratulations! :D
It's so annoying that the game is so fussy about which Sim does what when they're in the same household. It's impossible to keep track of!
And this challenge is supposed to make the plants produce more fruit right? Now I'm wondering if this only works if it's the right Sim doing the harvesting. That would be weird.


I haven't seen a challenge like that one but would have passed on it anyway.  :o

It's in the skill journal for nectar making. It's supposed to make the grape plants yield more.





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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 01:42:27 AM »
Yes, but both my Sims completed the challenge, so now it doesn't matter who does what.  ;D  I ended up having to have each of them keep what they harvested in their personal inventory until they completed the challenge, instead of putting stuff in the fridge.

I made a bunch of 100% Cranerlet Nuala grape nectars to get this done as quickly as possible.  These have decent value when aged a bit.  I had to build a whole new nectar cellar room in addition to my nectar processing basement room to accommodate all my bottles.  I have 66 racks now and I am only keeping the $1500+ bottles, or now the nectars with 9 Life Fruit/1 Pomegranate or 5 Life Fruit/5 Cranerlet Nuala Grapes.  ;D



I found it's easier to grow a lot of grapes anyway, so even though the pomegranate recipe is worth the most, you can make more batches of nectar out of the same amount of life fruit used in the Cranerlet Nuala grape recipe.

If only you could store leftover poured nectar!  I had them crack open a few bottles to get the Full of Life moodlet, but each time they each drank a glass and then the maid cleaned up the platter before they were able to drink another.  Although with all the life fruits and deathfish growing Omni plants I have, they can just eat ambrosia every time they are hungry for a better effect.

Unrelated, but I also had them get a treasure chest from each of the 3 new locations for their home in Sunset Valley.  In one, they store extra relic finds that don't fit on the display cases (those are only for relics that are part of collections), in another they have cut gems and smelted metals, and in another they have reward certificates that didn't fit on the walls.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 02:01:00 AM »
Oh, Ambrosia made with perfect Life Fruit and perfect Deathfish gives a +80 moodlet, instead of +75.  I finally cleared out my Sims' fridge of all non-perfect ingredients!

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 02:40:11 AM »
Here's the basement of their vacation home in France!  I bought the Spruce property and added a basement:



Other vacation properties were on lots with sloped terrain or homes placed diagonally, so it was difficult to add basements.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 04:14:17 PM »
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How did you add a basement to an existing house?
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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 04:29:35 PM »
You just go down to the ground floor and then use the basement tool. That's what I've done, it doesn't matter that there's a house on top. Just make sure you have a place to put the stairs.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 05:39:05 PM »
I found it really difficult (well, impossible for me) to add a basement to a house with a foundation, so I had to have my Sims move.  Otherwise, you go to the ground floor and click on the basement tool.  There will be a blue area where it says you put your basement.  Use the sledgehammer tool in building to cut 3-4 squares in a row on your ground floor, depending on how large a staircase you use.  This will be where your staircase will end up.  Go down a level and you will see your basement.  It can be hard to see where your stairs will fit, but keep rotating until you see some green that shows it can be placed.

When you go back up to your ground floor, you can put a wall around the basement squares and add a door for a more basement-like effect.  In my French vacation home, I thought that would make the house look too cramped, so I just used the red velvet rope fencing to rope the sides off.

Basements are great!  They allow you to have a compact ground floor house and a big backyard but plenty of storage for nectar, relics, and entertainment goodies downstairs.  I ended up adding a "guest" bathroom and bedroom to the basement level in the Sunset Valley and France homes so that it's easier to get my Sims to sleep if I have them working on skills down there.  Also, you need a spare bedroom if you want to invite foreign visitors over as they will stay a few Sim days!

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 04:33:21 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the right place, but my Sim sometimes wishes to make nectar out of bell peppers and potatoes. I can't put anything but fruit in the nectar maker, so how does he complete this wish? He's level 10 and has all the challenges complete except the Vizard of Vine.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 04:43:52 PM »
I can only imagine them wanting to make nectar with those ingredients is a bug where they forgot to exclude those types. I can't drag garlic or potatoes into the maker even if it's the first item. Nothing 'vegetable' works. It's good they added the rare grapes to give us something with that rarity level to work with.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2009, 03:22:20 PM »
I think I finally figured out what the deal is with this challenge.

It says you have to make nectar from 400 bunches of homegrown grapes. Well, you have to take that absolutely literally; it has to be the "old" grapes, the ones that can be bought in Sunset Valley that are simply called "Grapes". No fancy French ones, they don't count. Meh. :P

I don't know if it even matters which Sim has grown them.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2009, 06:05:58 PM »
That's not true, my original nectar making couple never used normal grapes anywhere, and they both completed vizard of vine in the end with Gralladina Fern and Cranerlet Nuala grapes only.  It does have to be who harvests them though, not who plants.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2009, 11:50:05 PM »
Really? Akh, then I just don't get what's going on!

After reading this thread I had a Sim start making nectar. He is the only one who ever went near the garden, planting, harvesting, fertilizing, everything. I have used maybe 10-15 fruits that weren't grapes, the rest were grapes of various kinds. My Sim had used almost 600 pieces of fruit to make nectar before getting this reward! That's a lot more than 400 grapes! >:(

Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2009, 08:56:13 PM »
Has anyone actually completed this?  I had my Sim plant an entire garden of grapes from scratch and then took the harvested grapes to her vacation home in France to process all of the grapes into nectar, since she doesn't have to spend time gardening there.  I had her do all the planting but my male Sim did a lot of the tending/harvesting.  Does the same Sim have to do all of the gardening steps for the grapes to count??  She has used thousands of grapes and nothing.

Yes, I've completed it.  I'm only working with 1 Sim but I remember from all of other TS3 gardening challenges that the same Sim has to at least plant and harvest them for it to count.  So, the husband can tend but she has to harvest if you want her to be the Vizard.

Question....  Why do you make her take the grapes all the way to France to make them into nectar?  Why don't you have her make nectar at home?

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 12:33:18 AM »
She's too busy gardening at home to make much nectar... I guess their garden is too big!  Also, she still works 3 days a week at home, since she's a five-star chef.  I couldn't make her give it up since she has gotten enough raises that she makes almost $2,000 simoleons an hour now, even though they don't need the money.  France is just a nice vacation place, and they can both just make nectar, paint, work on writing their masterpieces, and go for jogs in the countryside without distraction.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2009, 10:31:50 PM »
Are you talking about Vizard of Vine or Flavorful Feet?  For Vizard of Vine, you would need to have used 400 homegrown grapes (that means harvested), so you would need more than 40 batches as the life fruit component doesn't count.

By the way, the easiest way to complete the Flavorful Feet and Master of Nectar challenges as a new nectar maker is to buy 400 grapes from the grocery store in town and 3-4 nectar making machines.  You'll need to queue up the shop for groceries option as you can only buy 100 items at a time.  Make nectar with 10 grapes (the regular kind) and the mass produce option.  This gives 5 bottles per batch.  After completing both, you'll be able to make bottles worth more with more valuable fruit combinations.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2014, 07:37:22 AM »
Okay so if one bunch of grapes ='s 1 bush of grapes and 1 bush of grapes provide a total of 3 grapes total, then 400 bunches is 1200 grapes total that need harvested by you. If 1200 grapes need to be turned into nectar for this feat / achievement of harvested grapes and the nectar machine requires 10 fruits per batch, then you need to make 120 batches of grapes that you have harvested yourself. I haven't completed by I am currently working on it since it's the last feat from nectar that I don't have. Once I am done harvesting, then I will begin the process of making them into nectar. I will most likely set up a ton of machines to chain it and make it go quicker since the harvesting of 1200 grapes is taking a very long time to do. May 500 ogres eat the dev slowly, who put this feat into the game. Very grindy and after so long of harvesting, it feels boring more than enjoyable.

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Re: Vizard of Vine challenge
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2014, 07:49:31 AM »
Welcome to our Forum.

I believe this challenge was bugged at one time.  If you are able to achieve it, please let us know so we can get an idea of where it stands after nearly 5 years.

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