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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2010, 08:13:52 PM »
I think OE is way overrated, no offense to Carl, because once you have the money, you can easily make up for the OE trait.

I think Carl is having a change of heart after I did my test with Over-Emotional.
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2010, 02:03:23 AM »
I've never used over-emotional. Here's why:
A 25 percent increase in moodlet to me isn't needed since well rested + good meal + Squeaky clean + Having a blast makes your Sim pretty much as happy as can be. Also, in the early stages, I push my Sims to and past the limit often. I exercise long after I'm filthy, I stay up until I'm exhausted, sometimes eat only when my Sim can't do anything else, work hard till I'm completely stressed etc. My Sims jump from extreme to extreme in order to succeed. So I don't want negative moodlets to overflow as well.

Also, I usually can use that free trait slot for something better or more fun - klepto, natural cook, neat, handy, etc. Something that has a definite physical effect on your Sim.

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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2010, 04:31:47 PM »
I've started to really appreciate the Neurotic trait for career sims.  I seem to never have much time before the carpool arrives.  The freak out action is almost instantaneous so it can be squeezed in before hoping into the car.

It also delivers oodles of little wishes that are quickly completed.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2010, 07:26:33 AM »
About the Brave Trait helping you get promotions, I had an 'event/opportunity' thing happen where I could either demand a promo or not.
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2010, 05:27:19 PM »
I can see that EA would not radically change the base salary of the various careers. But, what would bring some equality between self-employment and careers is higher hourly raises down the road. I think raises are what...somewhere around $40 to $60 an hour? And that never changes it seems. Every raise is the same. So, that's maybe an extra $300 simoleans for a day's work. It's just not a big incentive when a painter can knock out a painting for 10X that value or just plant a money tree seed.

Actually, if you stay with a career after reaching level 10, your raises increase substantially.  The challenge always remains to keep your Sim on target with moods and such.  With each raise, the requirements for the next raise start over and are more difficult to achieve.  I've had careers go well over $1,000 per hour and that's a good bit of money for a week.

And for that reason I have doubts about if the self employing way of money making is indeed better than having a job. The first sim I've made was at the top of the political career and makes over $3000 per day. Although with painting eventually you can paint 4 to 6 large paintings in a row when you finally reach the 200 paintings, which will be worth over 7000 each, but that will take such a long time I really think that self employing and having a career are a bit of equal.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2010, 05:54:17 PM »
I've never delved too deeply into transfiguration, but it's supposed to be king as far as money making. But, I do know all about playing for tips with the Guitar and no career comes even remotely close to what you can earn as a guitarist. If you go absolutely insane with the exploit it's possible to earn a million simoleans over the course of one weekend in front of the Theatre. I've done it. To get 10k individual tips is pretty crazy.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2010, 09:54:05 PM »
I had taken my sim on Saturday to play for tips and I guess I had forgotten her for some reason and even switched households, when I went back on sunday night, she was still playing in front of the theatre and earned 259,000 simoleons.  I thought that was so funny, so if you want to max a skill, just leave them and come back, lol.  Works for chess too, I found that out.
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2010, 06:30:12 PM »
I think my favorite thing about this thread is the idea that achieving your lifelong career goals and a mid-life crisis should go hand and hand.


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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2010, 02:09:01 PM »
I had taken my sim on Saturday to play for tips and I guess I had forgotten her for some reason and even switched households, when I went back on sunday night, she was still playing in front of the theatre and earned 259,000 simoleons.  I thought that was so funny, so if you want to max a skill, just leave them and come back, lol.  Works for chess too, I found that out.

They don't are in a really bad mood when you find them back?

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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2010, 09:38:03 PM »
That is the weird thing, their energy is down, but that is it.  You would think after two days, they would be a little on the  grouchy side, lol.
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2010, 06:08:29 AM »
Now, once you’ve hit the highest level of a career, if you choose to keep your Sim in that career to continue earning regular hourly raises, the Workaholic and Ambitious traits still hold merit. But, if you’re seeking a different route for your Sim after they’ve hit the top of their career, then I’d recommend giving them the Mid-Life Crisis reward and switching up their traits. If you’d go the self-employment route, then dropping Ambitious and Workaholic makes most sense.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2010, 05:54:45 PM »
That is the weird thing, their energy is down, but that is it.  You would think after two days, they would be a little on the  grouchy side, lol.

Maybe that is just the case with sims you don't control yourself. Because they can not take good care of themselves the game has made a thing of slower degreeing their needs. At least slower than the sims under your control. I'm not sure if this is true, but it would make sense to me it if does.

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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2010, 01:15:57 PM »
I've started to really appreciate the Neurotic trait for career sims.  I seem to never have much time before the carpool arrives.  The freak out action is almost instantaneous so it can be squeezed in before hoping into the car.

It also delivers oodles of little wishes that are quickly completed.

I think Neurotic is one of my favorite traits full stop, Neurotic Sims do all sorts of fun things, but in terms of keeping mood up during work or school it beats just about anything else hands down for one simple reason: No stress for eight hours. Assuming a work shift of eight hours or less, which many of them are, that means a Neurotic Sim can work hard for the entire shift without getting the stressed negative moodlet, even Workaholics will be stressed by the end of a long shift of working hard.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2010, 01:46:58 PM »
...even Workaholics will be stressed by the end of a long shift of working hard.

Possibly. It all depends of if the Fun bar was maxed when walking out the door to go to work.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2010, 02:54:26 PM »
I've never had a workaholic come home stressed from work.  But all my sims know the rule:  get your fun need up before work.  Where my sims do get stressed out is from doing some of the opportunities.  I wonder if a Neurotic's tranquil mood would last through those events?
 
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2010, 09:40:52 AM »
I've never had a workaholic come home stressed from work.  But all my sims know the rule:  get your fun need up before work.  Where my sims do get stressed out is from doing some of the opportunities.  I wonder if a Neurotic's tranquil mood would last through those events?

Does the Neurotic trait make things even worse than?

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2010, 04:55:05 PM »
The neuortic trait gives a 'Tranquil' moodlet which is a + something from  a quick freak out I think it lasts for 8 hours but I don't know if stress cancels it out.
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« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2010, 11:57:32 AM »
Yes, I'm aware of that it does tranquil. But I've never seen the benefit of it. I always thought that if you could see traits as being bad and being good, than neurotic should have been neutral.

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« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2011, 02:10:20 PM »
I genuinely have never chosen my sims traits based on their choice of career. I don't know if anyone agrees but in my opinion it already takes no time at all to reach level 10 in a career without the overkill of job performance increasing traits. To be honest I think traits can be put to much better use. Of course I agree with metros 1st post on this topic that over emotional is the best. because it is. I just think that taking the athletic trait just to aid in reaching lvl 10 criminal career for instance is pointless as athletic is limited in its benefits.

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« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2011, 06:54:34 PM »
Well, maybe for you, athletic is worthless, but for me, it worth for pick up. I like to watch my sim doing his work out all day long, fishing after faltigue, and gardening before work out the next day :D. We all want our sim is a super-sim, dont we? But only 5 traits to pick up. So i just picking up what i like, and eñjoy my sim life :D.
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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2011, 01:16:32 PM »
The neuortic trait gives a 'Tranquil' moodlet which is a + something from  a quick freak out I think it lasts for 8 hours but I don't know if stress cancels it out.

While I've had no opportunity to test it yet, many people claim that a quick freak out will cancel all stress moodlets in lieu of the tranquil moodlet.

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« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2011, 01:20:19 PM »
Not only it cancels all stress moodlets, but also freezes the fun bar for the next 8 hours. Very useful for writers.
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« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2011, 01:41:25 PM »
Since the fun bar is frozen, it would cancel any stress related moodlets for as long as the tranquil moodlet persisted.  Thanks for confirming it, TheChronicR.  :)

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« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2011, 10:08:46 PM »
I combined Insane and Neurotic when I challenged myself to get the Surrounded with Family LTW. I can safely say that neurotic is a great trait to have. It kept my sim's mood up with just a quick freak-out and made taking care of the kids a lot easier because she didn't get so grouchy after work. She also accumulated LTHP a lot faster than her partner from all the little wishes.

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Re: Choosing the Best Traits for Each Career
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2011, 11:00:18 AM »
Wouldn't Charisma be better for Law Enforcement than genius, since they have to interview people at some point.

Your missing the Film Career: Charisma and I'd think Overly Emotional

 

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