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Offline Nutella

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2016, 03:55:57 PM »
Ahhh I found the 5 that I was missing, thank you very much. 

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2016, 05:47:06 PM »
@Nutella @thekatie0409 and @Minnie Mouse

May I ask you to share, if you don't mind, how you managed to earn so much money?
Or did I simply lack focus to keep on with the crafting? I feel like I missed something crucial...



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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2016, 06:28:38 PM »
Camping Mascots.

Don't even waste time crafting anything else once you reach level 7.  It takes 40 mins to craft one mascot, while bathtub (similar value) take 1.5 hours.  Also try to get Never Weary & steel bladder, less sleep no need pee more time to craft.

Like what Rica mention earlier, the mascots prices fluctuates a lot even with the Marketable trait.  If you are lucky, you get $4000+ per mascot, unlucky get $1000+ per mascot.  It's all about luck and quantities, keep pumping those little mascots out.

Not sure if Rica or Katie uses the same strategy like I do.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2016, 06:37:10 PM »
Thanks Ricalynn; I totally missed the neon sign.  Actually checked out the X-ray machine but my Sim was focused at the time.  Well done!

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2016, 06:48:44 PM »
I had the same strategy as Nutella- just to make as many camping mascot statues as possible. They are by far the best way to make money with the handiness skill. Just to break it down further- To make as many as possible, I started with aspiration points. To get these points right away, on day 1 I switched my aspiration to curator and went to the park and a couple neighborhoods until I got to the third tier of the aspiration. The next day I get my elements in the mail so my sim will always be very focused without effort. My curator progress left me with enough points to buy the marketable trait. Since the majority of the day was spent away from my home lot, the first day I only got to level 3 handiness. Monday I hired a handyman to come mentor my handiness to level 6. I finished the curator aspiration, minus the complete collection, so I switched to fabulously wealthy.  Midway through Tuesday I got to the level of handiness required for mascots so I went to the woods to learn the camping schematic. Selling the statues, you can get almost to the end of fabulously wealthy aspiration very quickly, stopping before you get to the earn 200,000 requirement, so I did that and got the never weary trait. On Thursday of the first week, I switched to the mansion baron aspiration. To fill the requirements I just left camping mascots on my lot instead of selling them until I hit the $350,000 requirement. With the points from this, along with the never-ending mansion baron whims of 'buy something worth x,' I was able to get Hardly Hungry and Steel Bladder. Week 1 I made 118 statues and sold them for $345,988.

Week 2 I continued making statues and got the Antiseptic reward. With that, I had all the rewards so I started my handiness upgrades. The 47 upgrades took 3 days, so this week I made only 112 statues and sold them for $343,816, leaving me with $564,971 at the end of week 2. The upgrades I missed were from the neon sign.

Week 3 I just made statues. That week I made 208 statues and sold them for $641400. That left me with my total of $1,125,775.

The statues are the best because they take only 40 sim minutes to make but sell for an average of 3100 with marketable. At $375 to make them that nets about $4050 per sim hour. I had 2 woodworking tables and queued up the statue command on whichever one was open at the time because I like to run sims on the third speed. With all of the aspiration rewards, it only takes around 4 sim hours to fill needs every day. 20 hours a day is about 28 statues give or take and selling them for an average of about 2700 profit that gives roughly $75,000 in net simoleans a day. Instead of cooking or quick meals, I hired a caterer to cook my meals once a week. I also had a stereo with a high fun value next to my woodworking tables that I turned on whenever fun was low. Since you can multitask, you never have to take a break from statues or upgrades to fill fun. Hopefully this explanation translated ok from my head  :) Basically just rewards traits and mascots.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2016, 07:18:11 PM »
Oh.. I forgot to mention earlier.   I never got Never Weary.  I spent the money for Princess Cordelia bed and it wouldn't take long to get full sleep.  Instead I worried more about Carefree.   My sim was a loner and loved the outdoors just to get the boosts for him never meeting a person.  I completed the SoulMate Aspiration before going to bed on Day 1 and had Marketable and Carefree that night.  After that it was Fabulously Wealthy except for the §200k which got me the Always Welcome and Steel Bladder.  Other than I never bothered with wishes.  I hired a handyman on the first day and that was my soulmate so would invite over for nothing but mentoring for the first 48 hours after they had their final 3rd gold date. 

After Day 3, my sim never talked to another person again and never had more than 0 on his fun/social bar and he didn't care!  I didn't want listening to the radio to make making mascots take longer (because multitasking does that).  I never spent money I didn't have to because staying very focused was easy once I hit level 10 with the loner, loves outdoors buffs.  He got the food buff from the cooler and I kept one of those laser light shows going at all times plus two or three mascots on the ground for area buffs. After the 2nd set of bills my upgraded fireplace gave me another buff and mood was high.  ( I miss happiness points)
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2016, 08:17:02 PM »
I'm sure we all crafted those pesky camping mascots with the Marketable trait, just not as efficiently and productively as the winning players!

Thanks so much for sharing your detailed schedule @thekatie0409
The privilege of hearing everyone's strategies is one of the best aspects of the tournament.  ;D

Thanks, too, to the tournament team for another fun challenge!
*runs off to practice the Baby Boomer challenge



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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2016, 09:51:17 PM »
Ah, sorry. I forgot this one ended last night or I would have posted strategy sooner.

I also focused on aspiration points first (purchased marketable + never weary), then had my sim wash hands in the least reliable sink a billion times (ok, for like 2 hours) to break it so I could call the handyman. Had him mentor my sim, and focused mainly on upgrades. Then after I was level 10 I alternated between finishing the last upgrades and crafting the Camping Mascot. And I just did that till time ran out.

I didn't buy anything I didn't have to - went to the Behrs' house to upgrade the motion rig and such (I had asked about this beforehand). I waited till after the first round of bills came before buying expensive stuff, and always made sure to clean out my inventory regularly so I wouldn't get bills for my woodworking (did that once during practice and it was not fun...).

Also, I did try making the tubs during my practice runs, but the mascots made about the same amount of money for significantly less time spent. I tried crafting other items too during practice, but the $ made per minute (that's how I averaged it out - had a nice spreadsheet going) was significantly higher for the camping mascot.

I think that's all. I need to look at the list of upgrades and see what I missed... :)

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2016, 09:56:19 PM »
OH I was missing the neon sign and X-ray machine. I could have sworn I checked the X-ray but not well enough apparently. :D

Also, when I was researching, I saw something on Carl's Guide referring to a Crytacoo Casing upgrade for the Motion Rig, but I never figured out how to get it. Did anyone else get it? I'm curious to know.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2016, 10:42:39 PM »
I didn't figure out the Crycatoo Casing either. I tried all the moods and tried using the element but nothing triggered that upgrade for me.
Also @Minnie Mouse you are able to summon the handyman without having a broken object. When he arrives he will say that there is nothing for him to fix but he'll stay if you start a conversation with him.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2016, 02:21:53 PM »
Interesting. I tried to call the handyman from my sims phone (without having anything broken) but the option was always grayed out unless something was broke.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2016, 08:21:00 AM »
Great!

 

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