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Offline TGBlank

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2010, 03:42:55 PM »
Ok, after digging the interwebs for some experimental data, i've got a good idea of how mood bar affects skilling.

Mood bar between 0 and bubble: standard skilling rate, it doesn't matter if you're starving and on fire or if you're happy but not in the bubble, you skill at the same speed.

Mood bar inside the bubble: increase the standard skill rate by how much in the bubble you are, so full mood bar means +100% skill rate.


Also a note on neurotic: having the freak out moodlet stops any and all fun drain due to stress. I can see this trait being teh awesome for workers and writers.

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2010, 05:13:13 PM »
Also a note on neurotic: having the freak out moodlet stops any and all fun drain due to stress. I can see this trait being teh awesome for workers and writers.
Really? I barely play with neurotic so I wouldn't know, but if that is true, then you can skip workaholic because its best effect can be duplicated with neurotic! Neurotic sims can also get these little mood boosts now and then, so I would believe that it's better than workaholic. Maybe in combination you could create the perfect Peter Gibbons! :D
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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2010, 09:26:13 PM »
Neurotic is one of my favorites. Not only is it entertaining but also useful. Just freak out before work and you're tranquil for the next eight hours.

You also get opportunities with it like check the stove, wash hands three times, brush teeth, clean and so on.

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2010, 09:30:41 PM »
I just played an Neurotic Sim and the tranquil moodlet is only 10 points.  The moodlet for checking a sink is only 15 points.  I may have these reversed, but I'm positive of the values.  So, is it really worth it to have these moodlets?
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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2010, 11:32:59 PM »
Well there's no negatives, except for like maybe your sim becoming anxious to check the sink and every little bit helps before running off the office in the morning. When the neurotic is stressing, the sim can just freak out to get rid of it.

You have to factor in all the little opportunities that pop up for neurotics too. Those add up for lifetime rewards.

I guess if you're min/maxing though you'd probably want workaholic but it's not as much fun to play as a neurotic.

As long as you're in the bubble, that's all the matters. Some people just have different ways of getting there, like Carl's love of over emotional. I've never really used that trait myself.

Oh, one thing I should note...it looks like the traits guide doesn't mention that brave can give you a better chance at getting promotions. That's probably my most favorite trait to have.

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2010, 04:29:49 AM »
I'm in the "loves to play neurotic" camp as well.  It was a complete surprise to me.  When I first started playing, I had a habit of only making sims with "good" traits.  But that quickly became boring, so I thought it might be fun to give each new one at least one "bad" trait, just to see if I would notice a difference.  I'm glad I did, I never realized that something that sounds so negative in real life can be so fun in a game.   For me, sims are much more interesting when they aren't too perfect.
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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2010, 09:03:16 PM »
I made a mental case theme-Sim: Neurotic, Insane, Over Emotional, Loner, Bookworm.  He turned into a near-perfect hermit/writer!

And yes, the 8-hour tranquil moodlet from freaking out is GOLDEN for writing marathons!



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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2010, 06:02:45 PM »
Often the 'mental cases' are the most normal and productive sims around, makes you think...
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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2010, 08:13:02 AM »
Are you looking at me Swede? ;D

In my Legacy I played a clumsy, unlucky, neurotic Sim. He got wishes to wash is hands 3 times but he would break the sink after the first time. That was hysterically funny.

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2010, 08:55:42 PM »
I guess I'm like Carl in this one. I love OE! A trip to the day spa and the $7500 package is +93 for a week!! Same with eating Ambrosia and fulfilling your LTW. Plus I like living at the empty 60x60 lot and getting +37 vista all the time. I definitely think its one of my favorite traits!

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2013, 01:39:14 PM »
I have to agree with those who enjoy the OE trait more. Every time I play with my OE sims, I tend to do a lot better in the long run with mood than anything else. Of course I stay away from any negative moodlets as if it were a disease xD  but I definitely think that the trait is something a long-term hardcore simmer must have if happiness is an issue. I'm not putting any of Pam's research down. In fact, I find it very informative and insightful. I never knew all of that before I read this topic. Thanks Pam! I still love the OE trait though ;)

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2013, 07:32:38 PM »
Pam,

I hope you don't mind, but, as I frequently use the over-emotional trait myself, I decided to run my own little experiment.

My sims were Test Subject and Control Subject.

The Traits were: Ambitious
                           Bookworm
                           Genius
                           Natural Cook

I left Control Subject with just the four traits and added Over-Emotional to Test Subject

Both Sims had "The Cullinary Librarian" as their LTW.

I played until both had completed their LTW.

I played both together and had them do everything simultaneously.  They went to the library together, showered at the same time, grilled identical meals in the park etc.  I also allowed them to complete wishes when they both had the same one.  I cancelled all wishes that they could not both complete.

Result:

Test Subject completed the LTW on Week 1 day 5 @ 15:04  - at that point her happiness points = 49,112.
Control Supject Completed the LTW the same day @ 18:01 -  at that point her happiness points = 49,280
                                                                                                  at 18:01 Test Subject's points      = 49,289

So, there was almost no difference in points between the two, but, Test Subject was a little quicker when reading cookbooks and recipes.   I found this odd as Test's moodlets were slightly higher throughout the test, but, made no significant difference to the happiness points at the end.

The extra speed in reading probably translates to other tasks, but, I'll leave that to others to test.  Over time, the saving could be significant.  However, I am not sure now whether I will use over-emotional so much.
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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2013, 01:04:33 AM »
I have played both neurotic and over emotional Sims. A neurotic Sim can be quite precocious because he is always checking the stove or the sink but I think the Tranquil moodlet after these activities are done is just great. When I'm racing to get the highest number of Lifetime Happiness points, I usually add the Over - Emotional trait to increase the rate at which the points increase.

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Re: Over-Emotional Trait
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2013, 07:24:30 PM »
I really used any trait for mood and have little trouble maintaining full bubbles 95% of the time after the first week, then again I abuse alchemy and the elixor store. I think other traits are more useful like bookworm, suave seller or ambitious.