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Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead? (Celebrity Chef)
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:59:42 PM »
Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
A Hints & Tips Dynasty by Nutella
The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge


Planning:   Stage 1 (Aspirations) * Stage 2 (Careers) * Stage 3 (Founders) * Stage 4 (Heirs)

Prologue * Starting Setup


Blonde Bloodline
Retail Option

Founder:   Lux Ferrero             Wikia     Chapters     Summary     
Heir #1:Janna Ferrero
Heir #2: 
Heir #3: 
Heir #4: 


Brunette Bloodline
Mansion Option

Founder:   Ahri Ferrero             Wikia     Chapters     Summary     
Heir #1:Darius Ferrero
Heir #2: 
Heir #3: 
Heir #4: 


Redhead Bloodline
Alien Option

Founder:   Zyra Ferrero             Wikia     Chapters     Summary     
Heir #1:Evelynn Ferrero
Heir #2: 
Heir #3: 
Heir #4: 

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 09:17:13 AM »
Devide the families by haircoulour? Sounds interesting :)



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 09:19:31 AM »
I like it that you're doing a "hints and tips" dynasty. I'll definitely be reading!
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 05:04:28 PM »
Hints and tips could actually get me to try it.  So far it's way too scary/confusing for moi.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 11:54:18 PM »
I'm with @Joria on this one! It certainly has me intrigued though...

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 08:33:25 AM »
Will definitely be following, and maybe getting up the guts to try this for myself!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 08:52:25 PM »
Dynasty Planning Stage 1:

Priority: Speed

Lots to occupy: 15
Founders lots: 3
Heirs lots: 12
Unique aspirations needed: 12  (Founders do not need unique aspiration, only heirs.)


Yes (for heirs):
Aspirations that can be completed during "teenage" years.

1 - Bodybuilder
2 - Bestselling Author
3 - Musical Genius
4 - Painter Extraordinaire
5 - Chief of Mischief
6 - Fabulously Wealthy
7 - Nerd Brain
8 - Angling Ace
9 - Freelance Botanist
10 - Curator
11 - Friend of the World
12 - Party Animal
13 - Leader of the Pack


Maybe:
These are doable, I just rather not use them.  Will keep these as backups in case something goes wrong with one of the above.

1 - Serial Romantic (Personally do not like this aspiration.)
2 - Outdoor Enthusiast (Do not have the patience to sleep 5 nights in a tent.)


Definite No:
Aspirations that cannot be completed during "teenage" years.

1 - Public Enemy
2 - Big Happy Family
3 - Successful Lineage
4 - Master Chef
5 - Master Mixologist
6 - Computer Whiz
7 - Renaissance Sim
8 - Soulmate
9 - Joke Star
10 - Mansion Baron **

** Part of Mansion option requirement, since I have a mansion founder, this can't be used as unique.



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 08:38:48 AM »
Good breakdown! It will be interesting to see whether Leader of the Pack is doable. I'm going to put a link to your story in the Hints and Tips thread.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 12:27:34 PM »
Dynasty Planning Stage 2:

Now that I have my 12 aspirations, let's put in unique careers for each.  Some aspirations have skills that doesn't match any careers, I will insert them in my later stage of planning.

Aspiration                          Career                                                  Skills                                                           Level 9 Workdays            Conclusion
BodybuilderAstronaut: Space RangerFitness-10 Rocket Science-4 Logic-64 days/weekMaybe
Astronaut: Interstellar SmugglerFitness-10 Rocket Science-4 Logic-64 days/weekMaybe
Athlete: BodybuilderFitness-10 Charisma-84 days/weekMaybe
Athlete: Pro AthleteFitness-10 Charisma-85 days/weekWinner
Bestselling AuthorWriter: AuthorWriting-10 Logic-53 days/weekMaybe
Writer: JournalistWriting-10 Charisma-54 days/weekWinner
Musical GeniusEntertainer: MusicianPiano-10 Violin/Guitar-8 Comedy-35 days/weekWinner, only one choice in this category.
Painter ExtraordinairePainter: Patron of the ArtsPainting-10 Charisma-63 days/weekMaybe
Painter: Master of the RealPainting-10 Logic-63 days/weekMaybe
Chief of MischiefCriminal: BossMischief-10 Handiness-63 days/weekMaybe
Criminal: OracleMischief-10 Programming-84 days/weekWinner
Fabulously WealthyAnything------
Nerd BrainSecret Agent: Diamond AgentLogic-10 Charisma-84 days/weekMaybe
Secret Agent: VillainLogic-10 Mischief-64 days/weekNo, 11 levels vs 10 levels to max.
Business: InvestorLogic-10 Charisma-85 days/weekWinner
Angling AceAnything------
Freelance BotanistAnything------
CuratorAnything------
Friend of the WorldBusiness: ManagementCharisma-10 Logic-85 days/weekWinner, only one career that requires max charisma.
Party AnimalAnything------

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 02:08:14 PM »
Dynasty Planning Stage 3:

Founders doesn't require unique aspiration, but I still gave them one because it is good for getting points.  Mansion and Alien option will need points to buy reward requirements, while retail option need points to buy moodlet solver so he/she can work at retail store 24/7 nonstop if possible.

I chose aspirations that was in my "no" category from stage one.  None of my heirs will be using aspirations from that "no" category, perfect for founders.  Founders still need to max a career, so choosing an aspiration that requires a specific career is best. 

1 - Public Enemy (Level 8 Criminal)
2 - Master Chef (Level 8 Culinary)
3 - Master Mixologist (Mixology Branch = Level 6 Culinary)
4 - Computer Whiz (Level 5 Tech Guru)
5 - Joke Star (Comedian Branch = Level 5 Entertainer)

Public Enemy requires witnessing death, something that I rather not do.  Takes some time to arrange this, and I find that an annoyance.
Joke Star requires comedy skill, which is quite hard to max (compared to mixology and video gaming).

Master Chef is perfect for retail founder.  Retail is the hardest among all three options, needs to have an easy career with easy skills to level, so she can spend most of her time working in retail store.  Homestyle cooking is the fastest skill to level in Sims4.  Gourmet cooking is the 2nd fastest skill to level in Sims4.

Computer Whiz will be good for alien founder.  Programming & Video Gaming is best under "Focused" emotion, which is the exact same emotion for rocket ship building.  Also chose esports gamer over entrepreneur because aspiration requires 100 hours spent on computer.  Gamer needs video gaming & programming, both can be leveled using computer.  Entrepreneur needs programming & charisma, charisma cannot be level effectively via computer.  Another factor is gamer level 9 is 4 workdays/week while entrepreneur is 3 workdays/week. 

This leaves mixologist for mansion founder.


                                     Aspiration                     Career                                       Unique Maxed Skills              Museum
Retail FounderMaster ChefCulinary: ChefHCooking--
Mansion FounderMaster MixologistCulinary: MixologistMixology--
Alien FounderComputer WhizTech Guru: eSports GamerVideo Gaming--

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 02:41:12 PM »
I am loving this.  I already adjusted my founders aspirations based upon the wonderful tips you have posted.  Now I can work on planning out the careers.  Thanks for posting such a great resource!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 04:16:04 PM »
This is a great resource...one that I will likely use at some point during the challenge (since I am going in unplanned).  This information almost had me thinking that I was going to need to start over, but I'm gonna go forward and see what happens.  I had to remind myself that your first priority is speed, while mine is to experience the game as a whole (I tend to do the same thing over and over), which changes strategy quite a bit.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2015, 06:45:03 PM »
Dynasty Planning Stage 4:

Final stage of my planning, time to plug everything in.  Assuming all three of my bloodlines will progress at similar speed, this means each bloodline will have 4 heirs.


                                     Aspiration                           Career                                          Unique Maxed Skills                Museum
Retail FounderMaster ChefCulinary: ChefHCooking--
Retail Heir #1Musical GeniusEntertainer: MusicianPiano & ViolinAny Collectibles
Retail Heir #2Painter ExtraordinairePainter: Master/PatronPainting & GuitarPaintings
Retail Heir #3Friend of the WorldBusiness: ManagementCharisma & LogicMicroscope Prints
Retail Heir #4Freelance Botanist--Gardening & GCookingHarvests


                                     Aspiration                           Career                                          Unique Maxed Skills                Museum
Mansion FounderMaster MixologistCulinary: MixologistMixology--
Mansion Heir #1Bestselling AuthorWriter: JournalistWriting & ViolinBooks
Mansion Heir #2BodybuilderAthlete: Pro AthleteFitness & HCookingAny Collectibles
Mansion Heir #3Party AnimalSecret Agent: Diamond AgentLogic & GCookingSpace Prints
Mansion Heir #4Fabulously Wealthy--Painting & PianoPaintings


                                     Aspiration                           Career                                          Unique Maxed Skills                Museum
Alien FounderComputer WhizTech Guru: eSports GamerVideo Gaming--
Alien Heir #1Chief of MischiefCriminal: OracleMischief & PaintingAlien Plants
Alien Heir #2CuratorAstronaut: Ranger/SmugglerFitness & HCookingGeodes
Alien Heir #3Nerd BrainBusiness: InvestorLogic & HandinessAliens/Rocks
Alien Heir #4Angling Ace--Fishing & GCookingAliens/Rocks


NOTES:

1.  Skills that are underlined are not related to careers or aspirations, they were chosen because those skills are easy to level and/or can be level during child stage.  Child stage last 13 days, child aspirations won't take the full 13 days, use those free days to level unique skills.

2.  Last heir in every bloodline does not have a career, because they don't need it.  Dynasty will be ending with 15th lot occupied, this is assuming that all bloodlines progress at similar speed.  If they don't, will have to make changes somewhere down the line.

3.  Curator is a good aspiration for Alien option.  One of the alien museum requirement is Geodes, and geodes is one of the easiest collection to complete.  Curator last requirement is complete a collection.  Postcards collection is easy too, but I had some postcard bugs in my test runs.

4.  Nerd Brain is another good aspiration for Alien option = Own a rocket ship and upgrade/launch rocket ship 5 times.

5.  Angling Ace aspiration best after Nerd Brain aspiration because of the handiness skill.  I have my Nerd Brain max handiness, he/she can unlock Forgotten Grotto for my angling ace to get the batfish.  Not necessary but just makes life easier.

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 01:01:11 PM »
In Planning Stage One, you have Outdoor Enthusiast as being a No because you don't have the patience to sleep five nights in a tent.  Is there any other reason this would not be a good choice or would it be a good choice for any of the founders/heirs for someone who has the patience?  You are an amazing strategist!  Can hardly wait to see how this develops. 

I can see where it would be much harder to complete this dynasty if you chose just one bloodline type or even if you chose two and not three.
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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 01:20:33 PM »
Outdoor Enthusiast is a good choice if you have patience, herbalism is very easy to level.

This dynasty will be much easier to complete if I choose all 3 Mansion option.  Mansion is the easiest, you can paint paint paint and never have to worry about anything else.  Although wouldn't make a good story when all you do is paint.  ;D