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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2010, 07:57:27 PM »
I found that being a kleptomatic helps a lot. I have stolen very nice items to pay for debt. In one week, I make about 40,000.

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« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2010, 02:20:59 AM »
I now have a soulpiece - does it turn into a spire cut naturally or...?

 - Another Question Does Tiberium have to be Transmuted or Found, if found where? I will soon be able to start board breaking with Space Rocks so that should be good!
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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2010, 02:42:10 AM »
I now have a soulpiece - does it turn into a spire cut naturally or...?

No, only Tiberium does that as far as I know.


Does Tiberium have to be Transmuted or Found, if found where?

You can find it on the ground in Egypt or at all three relic merchants.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #78 on: March 11, 2010, 07:55:08 PM »
I now have a soulpiece - does it turn into a spire cut naturally or...?

 - Another Question Does Tiberium have to be Transmuted or Found, if found where? I will soon be able to start board breaking with Space Rocks so that should be good!
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!
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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #79 on: March 11, 2010, 07:59:00 PM »
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!

I got the impression from Carl's Martial Arts Guide that achieving the BodyBuilder challenge (60 hours strength training) eliminated fatigue in Martial Arts training. I haven't confirmed this.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2010, 01:15:32 AM »
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!

I got the impression from Carl's Martial Arts Guide that achieving the BodyBuilder challenge (60 hours strength training) eliminated fatigue in Martial Arts training. I haven't confirmed this.
Completing that challenge does make your sim be able to break boards 24/7 in others words forever as long as the other needs are not low enough.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2010, 01:51:32 AM »
I proabably made the mistake of cutting it into a spire cut, it is not worth a 100 yet... does it have to grow or should I have left it alone?
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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2010, 07:17:36 AM »
If you cut the Tiberium into a spire cut (which is very expensive), it will transform to a larger spire cut that's worth the big money.  Better to cut it into the much less expensive heart cut if it's available.  They will both transform into the larger spire cut when you get them back.  Do a search through the forum for tiberium and you'll find at least one other thread that has quite a bit of information about Tiberium.  In fact, this is a good one for you.
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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2010, 07:35:00 PM »
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!

I got the impression from Carl's Martial Arts Guide that achieving the BodyBuilder challenge (60 hours strength training) eliminated fatigue in Martial Arts training. I haven't confirmed this.
That is the case, but you will find that your other needs, usually hunger, kick you out of your endless rock breaking and such.  You do get the advantage of being able to go right back after you take care of food or bathroom needs except hygiene... it doesn't kick you out of anything automatically it seems.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2010, 10:15:09 PM »
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!

I got the impression from Carl's Martial Arts Guide that achieving the BodyBuilder challenge (60 hours strength training) eliminated fatigue in Martial Arts training. I haven't confirmed this.
Completing that challenge does make your sim be able to break boards 24/7 in others words forever as long as the other needs are not low enough.
I had a feeling that that was the case, but I never actually tested it myself, so I didn't want to say it then be completely wrong.
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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2010, 08:01:01 AM »
First post ... hope I'm doing this in the right place!!

We have been testing various transfigurations on the Carter XL display, and came up with a couple of interesting results.

COPPER.  You can end up with masses of the stuff when in Egypt, and it's cheap.  Place 5 bars on the top left space on the Carter, then one bar in each other location.  Transfiguration gives you a large copper bar and a FREE large PALLADIUM worth around $3000.

IRIDIUM.  We've only done this once, so still under test.  Place 4 bars in the top left corner, and one on each other location.  That's 11 bars worth in total about $1500 and the $500 cost of 'Irreversible Trasfiguration"  This resulted in ...
One Large Iridium  $747
One Large Copper  $196
One Large Supernovium  $81,191.  Yes, over 81 thousand!

Another test on that one later today, once our Sim has been to France, and spent the entire trip using the Collection Helper to find metals ... with IRIDIUM at the top of the list!

EDIT --- YES, not a random result. 

Stack the Iridium bars in the correct pattern

4 1 1 1
1 1 1 1

The output seems to be:
One Large Iridium [worth roughly 8 bars]
One Large Copper worth about one Iridium bar.
And each time we got a Large Supernovium worth about 80,000


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« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2010, 11:15:41 AM »
Further to the above, we tried several combinations with different bars - it seems that only Iridium produces the result.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2010, 11:44:05 AM »
Board Breaking is amazingly good at getting gems, including soulpeaces and tiberium! You just have to be careful, as I have found that you can only break 7 or 8 space rocks before your sim gets fatigued, but I don't know if any of the athletic challenges will help with that. I'm sure someone else will though!

I got the impression from Carl's Martial Arts Guide that achieving the BodyBuilder challenge (60 hours strength training) eliminated fatigue in Martial Arts training. I haven't confirmed this.
Completing that challenge does make your sim be able to break boards 24/7 in others words forever as long as the other needs are not low enough.
I had a feeling that that was the case, but I never actually tested it myself, so I didn't want to say it then be completely wrong.

First post.
I have a sim with the Bodybuilder challenge and Hardly Hungry LTR that I turned into a mummy, he'll chop blocks for ages.  I que up a few 'practice space rock block' and make sure hes got some high quality WA food with him and let him loose.

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Re: Ranking the Best Money-Making Activities
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2010, 12:46:28 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, TommyT!  Your avatar next to your name isn't rendering properly.  Please try uploading it again.

Great tip about the mummy.  :)
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« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2010, 01:41:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum Slingsby and TommyT!  Glad you both have joined us.

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« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2010, 02:39:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum Slingsby and TommyT!  Glad you both have joined us.

Thanks for the welcome - so many Sims Forums out there, but Carl's Guide convinced me to join up here - that and my Iridium 'discovery'  ;D

BTW, we've been Simming all the way through TS1 and TS2 as well.


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« Reply #91 on: April 14, 2010, 04:33:26 AM »
EDIT --- YES, not a random result. 

Stack the Iridium bars in the correct pattern

4 1 1 1
1 1 1 1

The output seems to be:
One Large Iridium [worth roughly 8 bars]
One Large Copper worth about one Iridium bar.
And each time we got a Large Supernovium worth about 80,000



That's quite a discovery, Slingsby.  I wasn't able to duplicate your results, however.  I put four iridium in the upper left slot, then a single iridium in each of the remaining slots.  It resulted in one large iridium bar worth $1,125 and one large Palladium bar worth $3,200.  Nothing else.  Have you tested this again?
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« Reply #92 on: April 14, 2010, 06:20:34 AM »
That's quite a discovery, Slingsby.  I wasn't able to duplicate your results, however.  I put four iridium in the upper left slot, then a single iridium in each of the remaining slots.  It resulted in one large iridium bar worth $1,125 and one large Palladium bar worth $3,200.  Nothing else.  Have you tested this again?

How strange!  I'm running on a Mac - surely that couldn't make a difference?  The result you got was typical of our tests with 4 + 7 Copper.

Our IRIDIUM results were:
Test 1 = Iridium 747, Copper 196, Supernovium 81,191
Test 2 = Iridium 880, Copper 110, Supernovium 76,266

Other results [all with 4 top left and then a single bar in the others] generated Large Bars as follows:

GOLD = Gold 1032, Platinum 918
PALLADIUM = Palladium 3200, Titanium 12,800
TITANIUM = Titanium 11,935, Palladium 3000

I'm completely out of Iridium at the moment, so I can't do another test until I get a Sim to France.  I'll report back in a day or so once we've collected more!  :)


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« Reply #93 on: April 14, 2010, 02:21:17 PM »
It seems there are enough possibilities in Irreversible Transfigurification to make that aspect of the game like a whole game in itself!  I want to try for a large skull-cut tiberium...

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« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2010, 02:34:29 PM »
It seems there are enough possibilities in Irreversible Transfigurification to make that aspect of the game like a whole game in itself!  I want to try for a large skull-cut tiberium...

Easy - ask me VERY nicely and I'll tell you  ;D

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« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2010, 02:36:50 PM »
Iridium test completed ... and a few others too.

Answers on another thread here, just check my posts.

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« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2010, 02:54:56 PM »
Easy - ask me VERY nicely and I'll tell you  ;D

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« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2010, 03:17:37 PM »
Easy - ask me VERY nicely and I'll tell you  ;D

Colonel Jessup is in da' house!

I guess that has some meaning, but I'm a Newbie. 


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« Reply #98 on: April 14, 2010, 03:26:21 PM »
Easy - ask me VERY nicely and I'll tell you  ;D

Colonel Jessup is in da' house!

I guess that has some meaning, but I'm a Newbie.  


And British.

Ah. I thought for sure you were paying homage to Colonel Jessup's famous "You gotta ask me nicely" speech in A Few Good Men. Okay, steering back on course now. :)

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« Reply #99 on: April 14, 2010, 03:31:58 PM »
Easy - ask me VERY nicely and I'll tell you  ;D

Colonel Jessup is in da' house!

I guess that has some meaning, but I'm a Newbie.  

And British.

Ah. I thought for sure you were paying homage to Colonel Jessup's famous "You gotta ask me nicely" speech in A Few Good Men. Okay, steering back on course now. :)

Nope - Carl's Guide says how to do Tiberium Skulls. 
We know ... we have a skull of very kind!

Anyway, we're drifting!   :)