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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #100 on: February 04, 2013, 09:54:52 AM »
My first sim I got up too over 500k net so far without cheats, he's engaged to Jamie right now, they enjoy traveling and throwing pool parties in the summer.  I just started a new game in Monte Vista where my sims unofficial goal is to get rich and woohoo every lady in town, should create alot of drama and fun ><

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2013, 12:56:11 PM »
I personally hate playing with rich sims because it makes the game too simple and I like it to be a challenge, where you have to earn your way through the game.
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #102 on: June 22, 2013, 03:57:49 PM »
Finding a way to spend at least 1/10 of the money can be challenge too when you get too rich. In my case, fully upgraded house is worth up to 650k $. With the item upgrades I do continuously before reaching that point I believe my cap to spend money is somewhere around 1,5M $.
On the other hand it gives me enough space to try crazy ideas with my house - gardens with lakes, house looking like castle (or trying and not ending well enough).
And the main upside is the ability to try careers that are not that well paid with no risk of becoming poor.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2013, 06:25:37 PM »
With the new feature of owning more than one property, I have a plan cooking in my head to build a massive horse ranch using the three large properties in Sunset Valley (I'll move the other two families.  I'll also add two more lots to cover the corners.  Should be nice and expensive.  It's been a while since I got into the horse breeding which can keep you quite occupied with the racing and training.  I might look at other worlds that it would work in as well.  Am a little sick of SSV atm.  Been playing it a long time.  Oh the ideals spinning through my head.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #104 on: July 01, 2013, 03:02:48 PM »
Must say you guys have interesting ideas on how to play rich families.
More than once I personally find that in games (not just Sims) having a huge bank account suck the fun out of the game quite quickly.
And often.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2013, 03:09:21 PM »
Must say you guys have interesting ideas on how to play rich families.
More than once I personally find that in games (not just Sims) having a huge bank account suck the fun out of the game quite quickly.
And often.
I don't have that.
To me the fun is the destination (The high bank account), not the journey (Getting that bank account).

I have terrible staying power in ANY game where I have to really work to get places. I can do that in real life, but I play a game to escape reality  ;D

For more ideas on how to play rich families, I often think of some incredibly exaggerated, narrative driven goal like taking over the twon, not just including properties, but forcing everyone onto your side, or using your wealth to make them irrelevant (Firing them every time they get a job)
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2013, 03:12:32 PM »
I remember just building ridiculous rich houses which were so expansive my sims needed to cash +30.000 every so much days in order to just pay the bills.
I had a team of writers and painters just for that.
That was challenging.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2013, 06:40:47 PM »
I don't play pre-made families much, but I used to build expensive houses for my own sims to live in. They'd start off with a very extravagant house and about 20,000 in funds (depending on how many sims I made for a household). I would give them careers I hadn't done with another sim yet, but I got bored rather quickly because they essentially had nothing to save for. Merely watching them build up their funds and never spending it was boring. Even upgrading and rearranging the house and objects (something I really enjoy doing) was tedious because it wasn't much of a change.

Now, I start my sims off in one of the premade houses or on an empty lot and go from there. Much more fun and I enjoy seeing the house get bigger and bigger. You can see this in my Aley Legacy. My founder started off in a pre-made house. I'm currently on the fourth generation and, I tell you, the house looks almost nothing like it did when I first started. And I might be doing even more renovating on it! I can't remember how much they have in household funds, but I know it's well over $150,000, but I rarely get bored with them and when I do, I try to make something happen.
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2013, 09:01:35 PM »
I have a desire to seeming play both rich and poor aims. Back when it was just the Sims, I would create a house leaving only perhaps a couple hundred left over, and play with an unemployed (or all children) household, and see how they did on good grade money.

I've done a bit of a 180 for this game though. Rather than start off with everything and play with virtually no income, I am starting in the dirt and aiming to have everything. I don't want to have more money than I can spend, I don't think I would enjoy the lack of challenge. I spend most of the money on the house, and on trips for adventures, and at some point, on a vacation home. I figure that should I ever get to a point where I can't spend the money fast enough, or just want to go back to being a little less wealthy, I can always buy up undeveloped community lots and build things like the community pool myself, out of my own pocket. In this way, I can be that philanthropist, giving back to the community by sinking a future fortune into the amenities, and preserving some of the challenge.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #109 on: August 31, 2013, 10:41:40 AM »
I like when I can spend money as soon as I have and smoothly rise up with some limits.

This usually happens only for a very few sim-weeks starting a new game. When my garden is full of perfect products, my walls are covered by the painting and more books as I can read and all my sims are young adult 1 day, I know I'm going to be bored pretty soon.

After that I'm always too rich, I build a giant house and I started over again with a new founder.

Thanks to the challenges I got new motivation and fun to play, first time I'm going to my 4th generation. After some hard work excluding any "supernatural power or potion or..", they are super rich (3 million in cash, a 3 million house as big as I never build before and a lot of real estates already...) So all of them could stop to work and I would never find a way to spend all.

But but but I have a challenge in mind and that's keeps me real busy and happy to play. Try one of them, and your rich family will know what they have to do.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #110 on: October 04, 2013, 10:52:55 PM »
It's fun to read how everyone plays. My Hidden Springs legacy is in it's 7th generation and it still only has bout 350,000 in the bank, but the lot is worth about the same. I have been buying and building in town, upgrading real estate, and travel a lot. But compared to some of you, my Moore Household is nearly as wealthy as some of yours... and only on a 40x40 lot to boot.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #111 on: October 05, 2013, 03:34:19 AM »
I find rich families can get quite boring unless you have a goal in mind. My immortal dynasty family has over 1 million simoleons and I generally leave them to do what they wish. Their house is worth the same amount so they have loads of gadgets to play with. I also send them to the spa to get the most expensive treatment so they have a great big positive moodlet for a week :)
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #112 on: December 24, 2013, 03:52:33 AM »
My sim won 1,000,000 in the lotto. It nearly ruined my game! lol I had to really rethink where I was going with the story. Once I had some new goals etc it was really fun, but I did spend about one sims week just going through the daily routines wondering how my fabulously wealthy sims were going to spend all that money!
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #113 on: December 30, 2013, 10:53:17 PM »
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but if I'm playing a rich family -mostly without cheats ;)- I like to either redesign their house to make it look like a fancy mansion. Or I move out to an empty lot and make a mansion from scratch. I'm not the best at it, but I do have fun with it! :)
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2014, 12:51:52 PM »
Usually I make lots of children, then, when they become older I purchase small houses around town, upgrade them and move the grown-up children there. A good way to practise building and decorating without the risk to end up with boxhouses. Takes up quite a lot of money, but usually is worth it. And besides, where is the fun of being rich if you never waste any money  ::)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #115 on: February 17, 2014, 10:52:54 AM »
I don't play pre-made families much, but I used to build expensive houses for my own sims to live in. They'd start off with a very extravagant house and about 20,000 in funds (depending on how many sims I made for a household). I would give them careers I hadn't done with another sim yet, but I got bored rather quickly because they essentially had nothing to save for. Merely watching them build up their funds and never spending it was boring. Even upgrading and rearranging the house and objects (something I really enjoy doing) was tedious because it wasn't much of a change.

Now, I start my sims off in one of the premade houses or on an empty lot and go from there. Much more fun and I enjoy seeing the house get bigger and bigger. You can see this in my Aley Legacy. My founder started off in a pre-made house. I'm currently on the fourth generation and, I tell you, the house looks almost nothing like it did when I first started. And I might be doing even more renovating on it! I can't remember how much they have in household funds, but I know it's well over $150,000, but I rarely get bored with them and when I do, I try to make something happen.
This is exactly the way I'm doing it as well. I love designing luxury homes for fun, but if I'm playing a family I'd rather let them work hard so I get a feeling of accomplishment.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #116 on: February 21, 2014, 03:00:30 AM »
I've got a couple of very rich Sim families I constantly play with. First, I build for them a house out of Architectural Digest. I love being able to build those mansions from scratch and see the Sims move around and live in them.  My richest family, the Prince brothers, buys all the biggest establishments in the city (just for fun), they don't even bother to collect the proceeds. The eldest brother a five star celebrity CEO, drives around in the most expensive and fastest sports car. In Isla Paradiso, they bought their own island and they have a sleek black speedboat and yatch. They are the first and only family in the game to have an elevator in their house.  There came a point where life was becoming boring to have anything they wanted, so I set each of them off in Adventures, and they built a Relic Collection Room in their house.   

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2014, 02:05:16 AM »
As other members of the forum have mentioned, I love designing fancy mansions. It's nice to be able to build/design without being on a budget!  ;D Typically, the rich families I play with will be townies. I think it's fun to follow their biographies and see where the game takes them. I also think playing rich townie Sims is a great way to explore new towns, skills, and other game features without the worry of scant household funds.

I don't play rich families as much as I used to when I first started playing The Sims 3, but they are fun to play every now and again!

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2014, 10:01:20 PM »
I just buy a ton of properties and upgrade them all. I buy EVERYTHING I can, and decorate every room so it's just amazing-looking. If I can make that happen. I'm not the most awesome builder.  ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2014, 01:42:51 AM »
With me, my original Sim, I wanted him to feel like he only can survive with the clothes on his back. Yet he was able to make a profit from his Ghost Hunter work. Decided for him to go to China, seeing how ridiculously cheap it is compared to real life. He made more than he did with his Ghost Hunter job, which made the job almost pointless to keep, but I kept it anyway since I liked the career.

Then he got married to a rich Sim (not part of my plan. Seriously, didn't know she was rich) and inherited her fortune, giving him 4x what he originally had. Much later, moved into a smaller house but had $140,000, and was considered 'Rich'. Apparently, having $100,000 or more is considered being rich.
Now, the money is flowing in. My Sim hasn't worked (neither does the wife) because there's just so much money, and as I said again, makes his job a bit pointless. He still gets paid a $2,000 stipend, from working or not. Which seems unfair to me. You should have to at least do one job to qualify for a stipend, yet the game doesn't see it my way.

I personally don't want to live in luxury. Just looks too over the top. I like things simple, why the wife is the maid instead of hiring one.

I personally don't care to own properties. Again, I don't like feeling rich. Feels wrong. Whoever said "money can't buy you happiness" is absolutely right.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #120 on: May 18, 2014, 02:22:56 AM »
In the sims, I just build insanely huge homes for my sims and have them explore the game without worrying about money.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #121 on: May 18, 2014, 02:50:36 PM »
In most of my saves, I use motherlode once at the beginning so I can build my Sims a really nice house (building a house is usually the longest and one of the most fun parts for me).   After that, I don't use it, but my Sims end up being rich anyway...  Most of my games are modeled after TV Shows/books I like and stuff like that. I never get too bored because I spend most of the time focusing on the story and the relationships between Sims, but that's just me. *shrug*  :D
I do have a save where I started from the ground up, like a normal, non-cheaty person does, and I did enjoy it much more than I thought I would. It was fun watching the family work and gradually build up their house, getting that sense of accomplishment when it was done,  and I think I'm going to do it more often.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #122 on: May 18, 2014, 03:11:50 PM »
ManiSims I totally agree with you! Building saves off of TV shows and books is really fun. I tried doing a hunger games character save, etc. My favorite part of it is building an imaginative home and creating the sims- including picking traits for them.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #123 on: May 19, 2014, 04:51:34 PM »
Yep, I love modeling Sims off of the actual shows, but still putting my own little twists.  The home building is fun too; I like building an awesome fancy mansion and giving each character a unique room that represents their personality and stuff.   I don't have any expansions so the game gets a bit boring at times, especially if my Sims have a lot of money, but normally these kinds of story-based things keep me occupied.  ^-^

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #124 on: July 05, 2014, 03:38:17 AM »
I just became so fed up on my sims being absurdly rich that I've done "testingcheatsenabled true" -> "familyfunds [familyname] 25000" (from almost 3 millions) and now it's much better! Well, I guess not for long, gonna find some money sink anyway. Or repeat the cheat in worst case.