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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

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2015, 04:54:53 PM »
Out of interest, why do you go for careers with the most workdays at level 9 of the career? So you don't have to worry about that sim for as long when they reach that stage? Or because of some other reason?

Is there a requirement to focus on aspirations that can be completed during childhood, or is that simply your choice?

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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2015, 05:29:25 PM »
I look for careers with more workdays so I can get promoted faster.  Imagine if you are at career level 9, and if you work hard 4 days you will be promoted to level 10.  When you have a 3 workdays/week, this means you have to wait till next week for your 4th work day to get promoted.  While the one with 4 workdays/week will get promoted that same week.

I focus on aspiration that can be completed during teenage year by choice.  I am planning to finish everything and move out my heir during teenager (before YA).

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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2015, 09:31:38 PM »
It was interesting and informative reading your strategies.  I worked a bit on this myself but I don't have the same knowledge or experience of the gameplay so I found this REALLY helpful.
Thanks for taking the time to tell as all  :)
And you are so right about the Mansion Baron being the easier option.  I'm three weeks in and doing all 3 options and that one has been the easiest so far.
What I found most helpful was your list of aspiration that Sims can complete during their teen years.  That got me re-doing some of my own strategies. 

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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 12:33:08 PM »
Edited Planning Stage One to include the new aspiration, Leader of the Pack.  Very doable, this changes my approved heirs list to 13 instead of 12.  I might switch out Freelance Botanist for Leader of the Pack later, a bit worried about the 10 excellent plants part.

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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2015, 03:51:32 PM »
I noticed you have several people doing "unique" maxed skills.  So it's still unique if it's in a different bloodline?  What if you did choose all three bloodlines to be the same, ie. you choose all aliens?  Would it matter or because there are 3 different founders, yet only blood line type, it would be ok?
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2015, 04:00:26 PM »
Joria-

Unique maxed skills is only needed to be unique in that bloodline.  Even if you choose all 3 bloodlines the same (all aliens), you still only need to have unique skills within each bloodline. 

Aspirations and careers are different, those needs to be unique across ALL bloodlines.  Not skills, skills just need to be unique within your very own bloodline.

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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2015, 08:41:30 PM »
Prologue

Spring Break 2015.  Babs L'Amour, Holly Vinedal, and Kai Ferrero rented the Tudor Bungalow from Maxis for a good time.



Babs and Kai bonded during the pool party. 



They bonded even more after the pool party, and Kai swears that he is in love with Babs.



While Babs took a nap, Holly woke up from a nap and bonded with Kai during the dance party.



Oh look at Mr. Kai Ferrero, he is now in love with Holly too. 



Few sim days later, everyone went for a dip in the pool.  This looks like a regular swim party right?



Wrong.  Everyone found out that everyone is pregnant.  Babs points at Kai, Holly points at Kai, and Kai points at the sky.  Kai was abducted by aliens that very night after he left Holly's room, coincidence or karma?



Babs was first to go into labor.



Few sim hours later it was Holly's turn.



Followed very shortly by Kai.  All three of them gave birth to girls, must have been the strawberry cheesecake.



Babs packed her bags, changed her clothes, yell at Kai and left.  She never look back, left her little girl behind and ran away from the Tudor Bungalow as fast as she can.



Before Kai can assess the situation, Holly stormed downstairs and holler at Kai for one whole hour.  When she finished venting, she left just like Babs, leaving her baby girl behind too.



Kai went from angry to panic to stressed to sad in half an hour.  What is he going to do now?  He didn't want to put any girls up for adoption, looks like he will have to raise these 3 girls all by himself.  Okay, what do we have for names?  One, Two, and Three?  Do, Re, and Mi?  Kai gave up and called his mom Nutella for suggestion, so finally we have Ahri the brunette, Lux the blonde, and Zyra the redhead alien.



Kai took up 2 jobs so he could support his family.  The girls grew up very well despite not having a mother figure in their lives.



Kai was working even more now, took 3 jobs and is seldom home.  The 3 girls spend a lot of time with each other, BFF with each other of course.  They styled their hair the same, and try to imitate each other.



When they have to hang out in public, they made Zyra disguise herself so nobody would find out she is an alien.  Sisters take care of each other.



Time flies and the teenage girls soon became young adults.  It is time to move out and start their own family.



Kai is ecstatic.  His job is done, he raised 3 girls all by himself, now he can go relax and party all day long by a beach.



While the girls are BFF and tried to look like each other physically, their dreams are very much different.  Ahri wants a big house, Lux wants to own a successful retail business, and Zyra wants to travel to Sixam and explore her origin and ancestry.  They left the house walking in different directions, heading towards their dreams.  Good luck girls. 



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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2015, 09:32:13 PM »
Squeeeee!!  Clever, clever Nutella!  You birthed your bloodlines!  I love it!
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2015, 11:04:04 PM »
Oh wow! That is such a cool prologue! It's actually kind of creepy how identical the girls are if you consider they all had different mothers! Beautiful girls though!

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Re: Blonde, Brunette, or Redhead?
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 01:19:58 AM »
Nice prologue, i didnt see that comming :)