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Offline scoed

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Carl's videos on making a super sim got me thinking.
« on: January 05, 2020, 07:55:43 PM »
@Carl I love your videos. Your series on making a super sim, well is making me want to make a super sim. My idea of a super sim is a sim with all bonus traits, all aspirations completed, all careers maxed, all of everything mastered. All without cheating. I done it once years ago but much has been added since. For those wondering what videos I am taking about here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeXX-eV2K8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIcQa-hz-iY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAmUfRdoGm8&t=33s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8c3aUmTN2M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nWWzO_EBFA

I figured it will take 6 generations to do so. Three generations to raise the magic blood line to ancient, plus add alien DNA, obtain an island ancestor to have the Sulani Mana trait, and dad has to be Father Winter so the sim is Father Winter's baby. Then "Big Happy Family Aspiration" requires 4 grandchildren so that is two generations after my supersim. So 3 prep generations, plus the supersim, plus two generations after to complete the family aspirations means a single super sim is going to involve 6 generations of play.

It was much simpler a few years ago.

Has anyone done a modern super sim post making magic? Any hints you can add to make it faster? I will be relying heavily of Carls guides. I am thinking it will take about 3 to 6 months to do. Does anyone want updates? if so where do the belong. Warning that is a lot of play and I may get bored before completion. Plus new content could throw it off.

Anyway what does everyone think?


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Re: Carl's videos on making a super sim got me thinking.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 10:29:50 PM »
Hi, James Turner (Formally known as The Sim Supply), a Youtuber you may have heard of, started a Super Sim challenge quite a long time ago, it's been on hiatus for a while now, so he hasn't used any of the packs released in the last six months or so. However he did say in a recent video that he's bringing it back sometime soon, it might pay to keep an eye on his videos for some ideas, if you want to, that is. One difference is that he is only doing the challenge with one Sim, I'm not sure if that will change or not. (I don't think so)



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Re: Carl's videos on making a super sim got me thinking.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:37:52 AM »
I am quite fond of making super sims, and have started one post RoM. I'm also achievement hunting and completing all collections on this save.

To get instant Ancient Bloodline + Sulani Mana I had an elemental have a baby girl with Darrel Charm. His genes are a bit unfortunate though ::)
The girl then went ahead and had Father Winter's baby, and that's my super sim, Max. By setting the gender as male and checking "can get pregnant", Max can have babies via both woohoo and alien abduction.

He has Top Notch Toddler, Scouting Aptitude, completed all childhood aspirations and has all positive Character Values.
He's overMaxed both as a Spellcaster and Vampire, and switches between them occasionally. Vampire is better for skilling, Spellcaster for making money and mischief.

The next step is getting all distinguished degrees with honors, but I'm taking a break until they (hopefully) fix the bug with career rewards when changing branches: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-DU-Switching-Career-Branch-Rewards-Not-Unlocking/m-p/8626290#M119108

I also don't use cheats, but love me some cheesy exploits of game mechanics:
  • Re-traiting potions used on child/teen sims affect their character values. You can clone a few of them via copypasto/cloning machine and easily max out the values. See which traits affect which values here: https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/gamepacks/parenthood/values.php
  • If you have an atrocious reputation, you can bribe your boss for a promotion for 1000 simoleons. Each attempt raises the performance bar a good chunk, there is no cooldown and so far it hasn't failed for me.
  • So far I haven't added alien blood to my super sims, as I like using the Alien Aura serum to give them temporary powers. With the serum you can transmute crystals/metals/elements without cooldown, which is great for completing collections.
  • For fast early Fame gain, the easiest way I found is to write a book, copypasto it several times and publish them all while using a Celestial Crystal Crown slotted with Diamond (you can buy it on the PC) and the Celebrity Home lot trait. After fame level 3 (and with good reputation), you can simply donate items to fans until maxing it
  • If like me you have a hard time creating a house worth 350k for Mansion Baron (what can I say, I have cheap tastes lol), money added to a vault counts towards property value. Adding and removing money from the vault is also an easy way for other household sims to complete Fabulously Wealthy.

That's all I remember for now. I'm definitely interested in seeing your take on it, if you're willing to post here ;D

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Re: Carl's videos on making a super sim got me thinking.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 03:37:26 PM »
I was inspired by Carl's videos too. I don't have the patience to max every career and aspiration with one sim though.

Mixing alien / father winter / magic is tricky. My supersim Lara is pure alien, but not magic. And I know my thinking-out-loud in my second post there was mistaken. I was preparing a Strong Bloodline sim for her to have a child with, but it won't work. The problem with any spellcaster + alien try for baby is:

- If spellcaster, then yes, it'll have an magic bloodline.
- If pure alien, it'll have no bloodline at all.

(And that's what I exploited to get a Father Winter's Alien. Lara has no magic bloodline, despite having a spellcaster dad.)

So that raises the question of what the best 50% alien would be? If an Ancient Bloodline sim gives up magic, then has a child with an alien, that'll work. That'll be a 50% alien (hopefully with colourful skin and pointy ears), the bloodline trait should decrease a level to "strong" (neither parent a spellcaster), and should be able to learn magic / vampirism.

@mousef Thanks for the link to the parenting traits / values. I'll remember Outgoing / Conflict Resolution in particular.
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Re: Carl's videos on making a super sim got me thinking.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 05:23:27 AM »
So that raises the question of what the best 50% alien would be? If an Ancient Bloodline sim gives up magic, then has a child with an alien, that'll work. That'll be a 50% alien (hopefully with colourful skin and pointy ears), the bloodline trait should decrease a level to "strong" (neither parent a spellcaster), and should be able to learn magic / vampirism.

Thank you for the info on aliens and bloodlines. I tried a few different ways of getting a half alien Ancient Bloodline Sulani Mana Father Winter's baby (phew!)

The most reliable is the one you outlined above. I had an Elemental have a baby with Darrel Charm (Strong Bloodline), resulting in a spellcaster (Ancient Bloodline). He did the Rite of Dissolution and had babies with a pure alien, resulting 100% of the time in half aliens with Strong Bloodline. One of these half aliens then became a spellcaster and had some babies with Father Winter. Within my small sample size 60% of their kids were half aliens and 40% humans, all of them with Ancient Bloodline.

Weirdly enough, when I had a half alien spellcaster with no bloodline have babies with Darrel Charm after he took the Rite of Dissolution, the kids had no bloodline at all, regardless of being human/spellcaster or half alien.

It seems half aliens can suntan even if they have colorful skin. I don't see any physical difference, but it's enough to get the moodlet and complete Beach Life ;)