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Offline Corylea

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Traits for Showtime Performers
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:15:39 AM »
I opened the files for the three new performing careers in S3pe and found some useful information.  Here it is:

Singer

This is what it says in s3pe:

<kPositiveTraits value="Diva, SocialButterfly, Ambitious, NaturalBornPerformer, Charismatic, Virtuoso">
      <!--Positive trait bonuses-->
    </kPositiveTraits>
    <kPositiveBonuses value="0.2, 0.1, 0.1, 0.3, 0.1, 0.25">
      <!--Positive bonus percentage-->
    </kPositiveBonuses>
    <kNegativeTraits value="AbsentMinded, Clumsy, Coward, Loser">
      <!--Negative trait bonuses-->
    </kNegativeTraits>
    <kNegativeBonuses value="-0.1, -0.2, -0.2, -0.2">


So, that means that the following traits gives bonuses to the Singer career:

Natural Born Performer   .3
Virtuoso  .25
Diva  .2
Ambitious  .1
Charismatic  .1
Social Butterfly  .1

The following traits give negative bonuses:

Clumsy  -.2
Coward  -.2
Loser  -.2
Absent-minded  -.1


Magician

Traits giving bonuses:

NaturalBornPerformer  .3
Ambitious  .2
Social Butterfly  .2

Traits giving minuses:

Absent-minded  -.2
Clumsy  -.2
Coward  -.2
Loser  -.2


Acrobat

Traits giving bonuses:

Natural Born Performer  .3
Athletic  .2
Ambitious  .1

Traits giving minuses:

Absent-minded  -.2
Clumsy  -.2
Coward  -.2
Loser  -.2

I don't know why it's not as bad to be an absent-minded singer as it is to be an absent-minded acrobat (you'd think forgetting the words would matter), and I don't know why it's a bigger advantage to be an ambitious magician than to be an ambitious singer or acrobat.  But that's what the files say.

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 08:21:10 AM »
Thank you so much for doing this! Very interesting and helpful.

I'm surprised that Charismatic doesn't feature for all careers... it would seem a natural fit for Magicians and Acrobats as well as Singers - surely charisma is important for any performer? Additionally, it would be nice to see some use of base game or expansion traits, such as Schmoozer and Star Quality... Sometimes it feels like traits are getting increasingly specialised, and actually old traits should cover similar ground...



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Offline Corylea

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »
Additionally, it would be nice to see some use of base game or expansion traits, such as Schmoozer and Star Quality... Sometimes it feels like traits are getting increasingly specialised, and actually old traits should cover similar ground...

I agree.  I think that they need for every expansion pack to stand on its own, in case players only have some of them, AND they need for each EP to deliver something NEW, so players will be motivated to buy as many of them as they can afford.  I think perhaps it's those two conflicting considerations that lead to what we have now.  It would be nice if they made a few genuinely useful, all-purpose traits for each expansion and carried them over to other expansions ... but I think marketing considerations prevail there.

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Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 06:04:35 PM »
Daredevil is a good trait for a acrobat.


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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 06:12:59 PM »
Amazing hacking work Corylea! How did you manace to get to this information?

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 08:18:35 PM »
Amazing hacking work Corylea! How did you manace to get to this information?
I copied GameplayData.package from Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\Gameplay to a safe spot, then opened the copy in s3pe and looked at the files -- easy peasy.

(In theory, you don't have to make a copy of GameplayData.package if you're just going to LOOK at the files and aren't going to alter them at all, but I'm perfectly capable of clicking on "delete" when I meant "exit," so I made a copy. ;) )
 

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 05:08:53 AM »
I copied GameplayData.package from Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\Gameplay to a safe spot, then opened the copy in s3pe and looked at the files -- easy peasy.

(In theory, you don't have to make a copy of GameplayData.package if you're just going to LOOK at the files and aren't going to alter them at all, but I'm perfectly capable of clicking on "delete" when I meant "exit," so I made a copy. ;) )

Smart woman. I give you that.

But about the Social Butterfly trait, I didn't saw that in my list. Is it really a trait or Lifetime Reward?



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Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 07:30:37 AM »
Social butterfly is a trait. Sims with that trait won't stop talking lol! Their social bar also drops faster.


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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 08:31:06 AM »
Social butterfly is a trait. Sims with that trait won't stop talking lol! Their social bar also drops faster.

Haha, okey. Thanks for noting that one.

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 03:35:01 AM »
I opened the files for the three new performing careers in S3pe and found some useful information.  Here it is:

I thought Carl might want add this information to the walk-through.  He often speculates about which traits would be helpful, and this is concrete data. ;)

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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 04:01:32 AM »
I thought Carl might want add this information to the walk-through.  He often speculates about which traits would be helpful, and this is concrete data. ;)

Yes, indeed!  I'm going to ask him to be sure to look at this.
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Re: Traits for Showtime Performers
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 06:47:48 AM »
Haha, okey. Thanks for noting that one.

And now I know why I didn't saw the butterfly trait. It got blocked from view by a mod.

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 02:53:33 PM »
Leto: just out of curiosity, why would a mod block the Social Butterfly trait?