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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2011, 06:46:09 PM »
I've obviously never played a super rich Sim family before. My Dynasty has recently broken the $1,000,000 mark and nothing has changed. They go to work, make their own food, clean their own toilets, and take the cab into town. I agonize over redecorating and buying new furniture, wonder if I can landscape the back yard, limit my good Sim to donating $250, sell my fish and produce at the Consignment shop because the pay-out is the highest.

Apparently my brain doesn't know their bank account has more than $1,000,000! I keep thinking I have to save it for something. :P
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2011, 11:20:30 PM »
Those are sims who can truly say that money hasn't changed them.  ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2011, 02:05:06 AM »
I have Sim families who are very rich.  I am not bored playing my wealthy Sim families because they have very specific stories to live out. Some of these families started with nothing but the 20,000 CAS simoleons and built their way up, while some were born with a silver spoon (depending on the story I set them to do).  When I play the very rich Sims, I look out more for personality development, as against the working class Sims who focus more on goal achievement, mostly material gains.  There's a family I created of handsome and talented three brothers, called the "Prince" family who were born extremely wealthy and who were meant to rule Sims society, they originated from my TS2 story and was recreated in Bridgeport - no ready-made mansion in BP was beautiful nor big enough for them - I had to create their own modern glass, concrete, and natural wood mansion.  They were the first family to have a butler, simply because it fit their lifestyle (not that he is so useful). The eldest brother "Sam" a commitment-phobe charismatic workaholic became the youngest CEO in my Sim play and hence as a result be the youngest Sim to have achieved a platinum lifetime wish (CEO), all by himself -- I say, all by himself, because I try not to interfere too much with the Sims lives when they are very rich and I like to watch their free will set high unfold --. Now he is busy becoming a super celebrity in BP, driving around the city in his platinum "Empire Eidolon" sports car, every girl wants to become his girlfriend.  I am watching how his two brothers will fare out with their lives (they're nice, they let the paparazzi reporters in the house).

The other very rich Sim family of mine is the father-daughter "Stark" family based on my favorite TV show "Shark", I so loved their modern glass and wood home that I recreated it in both TS2 and TS3. Again, the father Sebastian Stark (James Woods in the show), topped his career all by himself "Leader of the Free World" and achieved his platinum lifetime wish to live in the lap of luxury. His daughter, the beautiful red-headed girl named "Julie" also topped her Science career. She now has two daughters who will soon move out to have their own house and a child son. Sebastian drives around town with a Classic convertible (he can bring it with him in France!) - and Sebastian is busy achieving a level 3 visa to get a country villa in France for the family.

There is another family whose aim is to become wealthy, the Cushings (three beautiful sisters whose lifetime wishes are: Live in the Lap of Luxury, Be a Gold-digger, and Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous). I have started their story in this forum. They also come from humble beginnings, their father is a doctor; and each of them aim to marry the richest Sims in town to fulfill their destinies, but if they will be happily married with happy families remain to be seen. It will be fun to watch them outdo each other in the glam life! ;D


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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2011, 06:47:17 AM »
I LOVE playing rich families! My current sim, Katy Roberts, has about 28,000,000 in funds, maxed out nearly all skills, and has Visa level 3 in China and Egypt (next coming France). Money is very helpful when buying things and remodeling the house. She's currently pregnant with a pizza appreciator sim, who's going to become a mummy. Her other 'child' is a SimBot, who can salute. I'm currently planning on supermaxing every skill and the adventure journal, after that I'm going to set her funds to 100$ and then get her a work. Want something? Use your skills and work for it! No more laying on the couch for you  :) Of course, I have static needs on all the time, plus familyfunds and teleporting, aging is off. Her LTW is Seasoned Traveler, which is the most rewarding and the most difficult in my opinion. She's going to be immortal, and I plan on having at least 30 generations in the house. Even more. Time will show. This project is nearly impossible for a simmer like me (I play Sims just once-twice in a week for max 4 hours each time, school, you know) but I want to achieve it by December 2011. Summer holiday will be the main time focusing on this. Just some 3 months...  ;D Oh, yeah, I also want Katy to max every career and try out every opportunity. I wanted to do this with one of my other sims, but I started badly that time, as I was not an experienced simmer then. Katy, I believe in you & me!
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2011, 07:28:14 AM »
Right now, my dynasty has over 2,000,000 and that is the most a sim family has had without using any cheats.  I can proudly say, that money was hard earned.  I just play normally and if they want something, they can have it. :)
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 07:31:05 AM »
Right now, my dynasty has over 2,000,000 and that is the most a sim family has had without using any cheats.  I can proudly say, that money was hard earned.  I just play normally and if they want something, they can have it. :)

WOW! That's a lot of simoleons without cheating! My max without cheating was 150,000$. But I think that my latest sim will have way more, once I lower her family funds to 0$. Read the post above for more info.  :)
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 11:45:25 AM »
Apparently my brain doesn't know their bank account has more than $1,000,000! I keep thinking I have to save it for something. :P

Nicely done Lily! If you want to make even more money out of this, I advice you to age nectar until it is worth $100.000,- or more per bottle and than sell it at the conseignment store. That way you could easly multiply your family bank account. ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 05:49:40 PM »
But see, Leto, if my Sims had Nectar aged to $100,000 per bottle I wouldn't be able to sell it. I've never played a nectar making Sim past the first couple skill points, so I would have to keep the bottles as trophies!
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2011, 05:55:02 PM »
But see, Leto, if my Sims had Nectar aged to $100,000 per bottle I wouldn't be able to sell it. I've never played a nectar making Sim past the first couple skill points, so I would have to keep the bottles as trophies!

Hmmm, well. Than clone them, place them on a different lot, wait a few days and effectively buy out the lot so you can sell the goodies again. Business, pure business. ;)

Here's a linky linky to learn some basic cloning techniques. It's no mod, simply tricking. Life will find a way. ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 07:52:03 PM »
But see, Leto, if my Sims had Nectar aged to $100,000 per bottle I wouldn't be able to sell it. I've never played a nectar making Sim past the first couple skill points, so I would have to keep the bottles as trophies!

I know how you feel about that.  But since you make nectar in batches (and if you find a nice recipe, it's a good idea to make multiple batches), I'll keep one of the most expensive bottles as trophy and sell the others.  I've never had a bottle of nectar reach $100,000, though.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2011, 03:25:16 PM »
Whenever I play with a rich family, my focus is more on the story plot and raising a big family. Since they don't have to worry about money, the parents will focus on raising the children and working on artistic skills to paint or sculpt family members. Being rich also helps me focus more on the social aspects of the game. I would try to find some good potential spouses for my sim's children. When their children are grown, I have more than enough money to buy them a house for them and their spouse to start their own family. I've recently started to download houses from the swap shop. 

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2011, 10:47:41 PM »
Life will find a way. ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2011, 09:24:45 AM »
You must REALLY like Jeff Goldblum.  :D

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2011, 06:43:19 AM »
Whenever I play with a rich family, my focus is more on the story plot and raising a big family. Since they don't have to worry about money, the parents will focus on raising the children and working on artistic skills to paint or sculpt family members. Being rich also helps me focus more on the social aspects of the game. I would try to find some good potential spouses for my sim's children. When their children are grown, I have more than enough money to buy them a house for them and their spouse to start their own family. I've recently started to download houses from the swap shop. 

In a way Sims is scarily like real life! If you have money then you can concentrate on the more 'indulgent' skills in life, such as artistic pursuits or material stuff like bigger houses (if that's what you want), etc. I put 'indulgent' in quotes as of course being an artist, for example, can and is also another way of making money in the real world, as well as in the Sims, as well as a life style. I guess I can only comment on myself *sigh* would love to spend time learning new skills - 'indulging' myself in new skills such as painting (can't paint to save my life), or being able to have the time to read more books, learn new languages, and so on. Even with my work, I'm a marine ecologist, but I work for a consultancy so I have to spend a lot of time at work, mainly on the management side of things and business development, when what I really want to do is focus on research. I could spend hour upon hour doing research/academia work, but that doesn't pay unfortunately.

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2011, 07:01:26 AM »
... when what I really want to do is focus on research. I could spend hour upon hour doing research/academia work, but that doesn't pay unfortunately.

This is exactly my wish. I even pictured an ideal job for myself (at institute) but reality is not really an empty canvas ready to be painted on (or Sims game for that matter). Once I met an 78 year old student at Technical University. He just started the studies, and everyone questioned his sanity. Turned out he was extremely intelligent, but didn't have a chance for proper education, so after retirement, he was bored and decided to try learning more about things that interested him his entire life. After talking to that man, I never lose hope to continue my education even if I already did a lot.
It is very easy to become rich in this game, in Sims2 it was much harder. If you consider Living in a Lap of Luxury a criteria for Rich Sims, most of my Sims got that in first 2 weeks, specially if I focus on earning a lot of money, so they all do what I want them to. Extremely rich is another story.

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2011, 08:00:35 AM »
My self-made family (8 sims) is pushing 750k cash and has a house valued at about a million. I'm never bored with them - I finish one thing and go right onto the next. Right now my sim version is pushing up her painting value, as is one of the kids. The two newest members of the house are maxing professions, my partner's self sim is working on a perfect plant of every kind and making the family's ambrosia, and one of the other kids is trying to have every type of sculpture in her library. The last two spend all their time writing and fishing for wishes (100 death fish and 40 novels - argh!) Once the perfect garden is done, I'm going to have my sculptor take up nectar making. I also plan on getting the sims to start a band sometime soon. Then there's firefighting, styling, architecture, science and medicine to tackle. Then I'm going to try and push up all their visa levels, and once that's done I'm going to do some time machine adventuring to try and get all the items!

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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2011, 12:27:26 PM »
Wow, the sweetest pea, you make being rich ingame really fun! The playstyle you do actually forces you to be rich.

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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2011, 09:56:18 PM »
Wow, the sweetest pea, you make being rich ingame really fun! The playstyle you do actually forces you to be rich.

It is a lot of fun. At first when they hit 500k cash I started to get bored, so I set myself challenges (like completing the 25 novel goal for masterpieces and having Bunny sculpt one of every type of sculpture). The first time I tried to get the girls to travel I had a save game crash, so I decided to wait until I'd got a bit further with some of their skills. Bunny is now at about 150 different sculptures and the garden has just got its third group of perfect plants. Nectar making time soon!

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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2011, 12:19:01 AM »
I pretty much only play rich Sims! I guess it's because I like decorating houses, particularly the apartments in Late Night so once my Sims move in with the "freerealestate" check, they're pretty much rich by default. I've modified nearly all of the apartments to be much larger and I've decorated them expensively. I also tend to have goal-focused Sims, so they climb up the business ladder or whatever pretty quickly. Playing a legacy family also helps... all that inherited moolah. I like the rich families because I can make them spend time doing things like collecting gems all day and night, going relic hunting, etc. So much to do when you aren't really worried about a paycheck from a 9-5 job.  ::)

Even my poor farmer Sims ended up super well off by the third generation, with no cheats whatsoever. They started with a small family farm, and then their grandson became a master nectar maker, and now he sells $2,000 bottles of wine at the consignment shop.


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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2011, 03:03:04 PM »
Even my poor farmer Sims ended up super well off by the third generation, with no cheats whatsoever. They started with a small family farm, and then their grandson became a master nectar maker, and now he sells $2,000 bottles of wine at the consignment shop.

I've made a gameplay myself too, based on having a farm. It stays only with fish and vegetables first but when making nectar came into play things went really fast and money kept flying in. It could have been a nice challenge, in my opinion, yet a very timeconsuming and repeatively-doing-the-same-thing in the begining.

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« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2011, 01:33:35 PM »
My rich Sims are very compassionate and loving.  So when there is a poor, struggling family living in what I would consider a "hovel", they go visit them.  I use the testingcheats and do "buy/build on this lot", which is NOT their own home lot.  Now baby has a lovely little crib and a high chair and toys!  See a toddler get happy FAST just because some "fairy godmother" has come to visit and changed her poverty stricken and neglected little life to one of wonder and joy.  Mom and Dad of this toddler do well also.  Their lumpy old bed becomes the best rest ever and their own room becomes a place of beauty.  Now they will always have that "beautifully decorated" moodlet and can actually make better meals with better appliances and get a nice hot shower or bath.  Afterwards they can sit and enjoy their new tv or play on the computer.  I don't change the outward appearance of the home, just what is inside, (although I MIGHT add things the family would enjoy in their yard), and leave my little family all happy and cozy and feeling very rich.  It's a great way for me to indulge in remodeling without ever having to switch from my main family and it does help use up that loose cash.  I often wonder if doing this actually changes the life of the family that was visited but the only one I see being happier is the toddler who immediately starts to play instead of sitting in the hall crying.  It does a mom's heart good.  lol
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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2011, 04:39:14 PM »
@Joria: You should considering giving your sims the Architectual Designer career. ;)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2011, 11:07:58 PM »
I'm a big legacy person, so the entire family is interacting with each other. My current Legacy just tipped into the rich zone (with a net worth of 100,883 simoleans, to be exact). Right now, they're all asleep, but during the day, they're skilling or something along those lines.

When I played The Sims 2, I usually made random families and Motherloded them to infinity. None of them had jobs or anything, either. I can't remember exactly, but I thinkthey spent their days watching TV, playing games, and doing other non-productive things.

Outside of any kind of challenge and my cheat-y days, my rich families usually.. make more money, really. They were all either employed or self-employed (with the exception of the kids, teens, elders, stay at home moms, etc). My legacy families do the same, actually.

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« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2011, 11:21:24 PM »
I always thought it was §50,000 and up, to be considered rich. My Sims just act like any other Sim, but with the best and most expensive stuff. I've used motherlode cheat to get my Sim rich, and freeRealEstate to get my Sim the biggest house. My Sims are no different then poor Sims. My insane Sims still talk to themselves, my Snobs still want more, my mean-spirited Sims still want to fight others and make enemies for their own amusement, my evil Sims still donate money to undermine charities, my good Sims still help others. So the only real difference is that the Good Sims are able to afford donating to charity, and the Snobs are much happier, since they get bigger more expensive stuff, and that they completed their LTW's, and even more lifetime happiness from it. They can afford babysitters and maids and repair men, too. So in conclusion, my Sims are still the same Sims, just with more money.  8)

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Re: How do you play rich families?
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2011, 11:33:30 PM »
I like to make stories, sometimes, when I need a break from my legacies. Life stories, stories based off of books, movies, anything; as long as the end result is some pictures with words scribbled next to them.

All my Sims (that are still alive, mwahahaha) have the same traits, so I wouldn't know about any of that snob stuff. All their traits relate to making money in some form. For example, my author's traits: Bookworm, genius, hopeless romantic, athletic, and friendly. My scientist's traits: Over-emotional, workaholic, handy, green thumb, angler. I wouldn't know about any of the snobs (but I should, I'm one myself deep inside).