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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #100 on: December 22, 2015, 02:07:12 PM »
@crstasse, actually you do have to complete the Soulmate aspiration to get the option to "renew wedding vows" on the wedding arch.

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Are you sure?  My married couple with no progress in soulmate aspiration is able to renew wedding vows, and they do get the +3 moodlet too.  I just tested it, is my game bugged?

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #101 on: December 22, 2015, 02:52:07 PM »
I'm pretty sure I only saw it in the one game where I did have them complete the aspiration. Or maybe they need to be at soulmate status? It's also possible that when I clicked on it in my immortal dynasty, I was clicking on it with someone whose spouse had died -- that could be it.

I'll have to remember that about steamy ginseng tea, too.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2015, 11:29:31 PM »
You definitely do NOT need to finish the aspiration.  I do know that your friendship and romantic bars with the Married sim have to be pretty high, but I don't know if you actually need soulmate status.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #103 on: December 23, 2015, 06:44:35 AM »
I love her admiring her own portrait!  :P It's the painting career and we all know how easy it is to get the first couple of promotions, but yes.. he goes with everything green, usually very inspired (cloudgazing, pluck for inspiration and club vibe 3) for most of the day. I have never had a problem with careers before, especially this one! Oh well, will see what happens when I rotate back to him. Well done on your progress!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #104 on: December 29, 2015, 10:28:44 AM »
Sounds like there is a career bug going around lately, hopefully EA will fix it soon.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #105 on: December 29, 2015, 11:56:20 AM »
I'm really enjoying your gameplay @Nutella
And reading your detailed strategies is so helpful!  Thanks so much for sharing.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2016, 08:37:51 PM »
Haven't forgot this dynasty.  Working on tournament challenges, will be back to this dynasty soon.



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #107 on: February 08, 2016, 09:48:05 PM »
Nutella, you're just pure genius. This helps me so much! It's enjoyable to read, and so fascinating to see your strategy! I knew all these options were in the game, but never thought to exploit the features as much as you have! Amazing! I hope you'll start it up again soon!  :D
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Steamy Ginseng)
« Reply #108 on: February 10, 2016, 09:02:54 AM »
I've learn something new while working on the skill of the week challenge, which will help rival dynasty simmers.  Will definitely post the tips here after the challenge ends.

Oh yes, will return to this story soon.  Been bogged down by play testing challenges and plus also tax season ... I hate tax season.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2016, 01:02:36 PM »
What I've Learned #1

Painting is not the only big money maker in game, there are others.

Mansion Option

Painting - obvious choice, requires "marketable" and "creative visionary".  If you are going for portrait museum value, this is the best one.

Handiness - I love this skill.  Once you get to level 7, go to granite falls and learn the camping mascot blueprint.  The little tiny mascot is fast to make, and the value is more consistent than paintings.  Of course you will need "marketable", but you can skip "creative visionary". 
 
Cooking - cupcake machine / sell to local bakery.  Use the oven to level cooking, only use the cupcake machine to make money after you reach level 10.  You can make "baconing" a level 8 recipe, with "marketable" the price range is around $300-$800.  Cooking makes less money than all the other skills I list here, but I love the cooking skill because it is so easy to level.

Baking - cupcake machine / sell to local bakery.  You can use the oven or machine to level, not a huge difference in leveling speed.  At level 10, you can make "eclairs", with "marketable" trait the price range is around $1000-$1500.   Due to a bug, baking is very hard to level.  If you do choose baking, I suggest using the club baking perk.

Photography - ugh!  Now this skill makes a lot of money, if you can handle sitting there on your computer hitting the take photograph action and clicking "c" on your keyboard like a million times.  It takes very little game time, but a huge amount of real life time, is it worth it?  I don't think so, but others might say it is.  Sims 4 photography is also very dumb (unlike sims 3), the subject doesn't matter.  Remember back in sims 3 where you take a picture of the dragon cave and you get like a super valuable photo?  Well, in sims 4 taking a photo of beautiful scenery vs a photo of a plain floor = no difference.  If you just want money, open your inventory click on camera to take picture, then hit "c" to capture photo 5 times, rinse and repeat.  Each outstanding photo is about $20-30, so 5 photos can net you $150 - just keep repeating that and you will be a millionaire.  I feel like I have aged 10 years doing some test runs using photography to make money, so not worth it.  This skill absolutely ruins the game for me.

Retail Option

Same skills as mansion option above, because you will need the store to be worth $100,000.  You don't have to make money through retail, you can make money through painting and just transfer it to retail store when you are ready.  Although you need to work the retail store for retail perk points, but what you sell doesn't matter - you can sell literally anything, just need to sell and move the items so you can get perk points.

Alien Option

If you are worried about not having enough whim points for this option, don't worry.  Go level cooking or baking, seriously these 2 skills have so many whim wishes it's unbelievable.  Personally I like cooking because baking is harder to level.   Have your alien sim with the master chef aspiration active (important), so you can get a maximum of 3 cooking whim wishes (1 blue emotion one, and 2 white regular ones).  If you don't choose master chef aspiration, you will only get one blue cooking whim and one regular white cooking whim.  Choosing that aspiration allows for 2 regular white cooking whims.  You don't have to finish the master chef aspiration, just need to have that as the active aspiration.  Cancel all the non cooking whims, I manage to get 14,000 whim points in just 4 sim days.  It is that good.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #110 on: February 16, 2016, 01:14:26 PM »
I don't think I'd have the patience to spam photography so it would so not be worth it to me.  While that little mascot does net a lot of cash, again, time consuming and a bit of a bore.  For me it's cooking or baking, (or both) for the win!  Any of my Sims who ever cook anything always wind up with more whims that pretty much any other aspiration.  Love the cooking thing!  Plus, it helps a lot with parties to have a great cook already in house.  Thanks Nutella for sharing all those tips!
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #111 on: February 16, 2016, 02:12:12 PM »
Mixology is also a pretty good money maker if you stick to making Prose N Pop or Amygdalight (sp??). It made more money for me than baking. Do Prose n Pop if you are trying to level the skill more quickly, since you need to be inspired. When the skill is level 10, switch to making Amygdalight which sells for just under $500 each.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #112 on: February 16, 2016, 02:20:07 PM »
Mixology is pretty good, but not as good as baking/cooking.  I make less money because mixology is not affected by marketable, the price is fixed.  With cooking/baking, marketable makes the price double or triple some times, and it only takes 20 mins to make the item.  Amydelight cost $100 to make, sells for $489, so your net profit is $389 for 20-25 mins of work.  With cooking, cost is $0 to make, sells for $800 on a good dish, that's $800 profit for 20 mins of work.  Baking is even more, $1500 net profit for 20 mins of work.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #113 on: February 16, 2016, 02:23:00 PM »
I've been trying, and photography is tiresome.

Nutella, do you think you could copy your post to the Hints and Tips section?
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #114 on: February 25, 2016, 12:26:19 AM »
This has been great, Nutella!  Love it!  I can't even seem to do the planning stage very well... keeps doing my head in XD

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2016, 01:54:01 AM »
I love this dynasty and we honestly all learn so much from you Nutella. As this is a dynasty/tutorial or tip style I am wondering if I could make a request? I really really really want to be able to start posting my dynasty that I have been working on for a few months. I bought Microsoft on my new computer just for my dynasty and spent most of the day working on writing and attempting to create pics. I have been able to download them onto Photo Bucket. I have read completely Pam's post regarding this. However, when I go to put this into my Word document it only shows the IMG URL and not the pic. Is there a way to incorporate that into this story or is it possible for someone to explain to this technologically learning disabled Simmer to post pics? Thank you for any and all help!!!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2016, 09:05:08 AM »
I love this dynasty and we honestly all learn so much from you Nutella. As this is a dynasty/tutorial or tip style I am wondering if I could make a request? I really really really want to be able to start posting my dynasty that I have been working on for a few months. I bought Microsoft on my new computer just for my dynasty and spent most of the day working on writing and attempting to create pics. I have been able to download them onto Photo Bucket. I have read completely Pam's post regarding this. However, when I go to put this into my Word document it only shows the IMG URL and not the pic. Is there a way to incorporate that into this story or is it possible for someone to explain to this technologically learning disabled Simmer to post pics? Thank you for any and all help!!!

When you're ready to post a chapter, copy your chapter, along with the IMG URL for the pictures. Then paste it into your post. If you click on preview, you should be able to see your pictures. If everything shows up the way you want it, go ahead and post. I'd try to show you an example, except that my post would show the pictures. But rest assured, I don't actually see the pictures until I hit preview.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2016, 08:01:20 PM »
Note to myself as well as others:  Although the subtitle might give the impression that this is a good place for general discussion of the Rival Dynasties Challenge, it is actually Nutella's story. So please post general comments and tips in the "Tips and Hints" thread and questions in the Rival Dynasties Challenge thread.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #118 on: April 18, 2016, 03:00:00 PM »
@Joria

Agreed, that is why I did not use baking/cooking for my retail option.  Just selling items from buy mode is sufficient to make money and get the retail perk points.  Instead of having your helpers bake, it would be much faster to have your helpers use the time and sell to get perk points.

Unless someone really wants to run a bakery store for story telling, I see no advantages but plenty of disadvantages to running the store.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #119 on: April 18, 2016, 03:02:47 PM »
I will get back to this dynasty, when I have some free time or when I get bored of challenges.  ::)

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #120 on: June 27, 2016, 07:45:41 PM »
Sitting here hoping Nutella is getting bored with challenges.  I really want more of your RDC story!  What happens to the kids?  Are they teens?   How are you going to do their jobs?  Are you going to incorporate restaurants?  Inquiring minds want to know.  We miss this story!  (hugs Nutella)
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #121 on: June 27, 2016, 08:14:43 PM »
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I'm with you, Joria! And I keep checking to see if there's a "What I've Learned #2"...

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #122 on: July 01, 2016, 01:52:20 AM »
This is a great thread, so informative.  I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Rival Dynasty Challenge.  I guess I don't get around much.  Only so many hours in the day for simming and I must admit I spend a lot of mine playing the Apocalypse Challenge.  I will definitely be giving this one a try.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (What I've Learned #1)
« Reply #123 on: July 05, 2016, 07:33:18 AM »
Ahhh I know, I am procrastinating here am I?  I'm not getting bored with challenges yet, although I really dislike this month challenges so won't be spending too much time doing test runs.

I do plan on returning to this dynasty this month, hopefully when I load up the file there won't be any errors.

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« Reply #124 on: July 05, 2016, 04:42:29 PM »
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