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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #750 on: June 23, 2009, 02:53:42 am »
I'm trying to play without cheats or adjustments. It also takes forever for time to go by when they sleep and work. I just gave my pregnant woman a steel bladder so that should help while she works the fields of the farm.

M, just have a smaller garden. Gardening levels up pretty fast anyway, so even a fairly small plot can max the skill out without taking up all your time. Also, should have got the squeaky clean perk for the gardener ;)
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #751 on: June 23, 2009, 03:04:44 am »
Though if you use it in a long stretch then you do not need it. Just keep on working when you all stinky and stuff.

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But be warned. This item can cure any bad mood. If you character is hungry then this cures it. If your character is sleepy then this cures it. If your character is stick then this cures it. It may make the game a bit to easy.
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #752 on: June 23, 2009, 03:10:49 am »
Not to mention infinite trips to the catacombs, or never burning because of singed status.

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #753 on: June 23, 2009, 10:53:53 am »
I get a weird glitch where all of a sudden one of my sims will stop their action and stund up and assume the same position over and over again:
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This happens with no other sims.  She also sometimes twists her arm around so it's out straight and then she twists her hand so that the wrist looks odd:
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #754 on: June 23, 2009, 11:09:11 am »
Well I just got this game to run on my new computer and I like it a lot. The new setup is very nice, I like being able to walk around town without the loading screen, and being able to leave work is a nice bonus!  ;)

I had my guy focus on a political career, not knowing that charisma was one of the hardest skills to acquire. That one actually requires you to make friends and establish relationships with people. He made it to leader of the free world and then settled down to have 3 boys (two of them are twins). They were too close together... 3 toddlers was a hassle. I'd hate to have triplets...

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #755 on: June 23, 2009, 11:36:31 am »
I find charisma to be one of the easiest.
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #756 on: June 23, 2009, 11:40:48 am »
Really? I found that it was the one that took the longest time to max. I managed to max athletic in 2-3 days and writing on 4. Yet charisma took 7-8 days.

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« Reply #757 on: June 23, 2009, 11:54:43 am »
If there's a book on it, it's easy.  There is a book on charisma.

Also a mirror.
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #758 on: June 23, 2009, 12:04:26 pm »
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #759 on: June 23, 2009, 12:22:32 pm »
But doesn't the friendship status limit how far you can actually progress in the charisma area? Or did I just mess that up and took the hard way to level up? And he mirror wasn't helpful, it took way too long once you got farther up the ladder. And he books only take you so far...

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #760 on: June 23, 2009, 12:26:20 pm »
You can always buy higher level books or read them at the library.

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #761 on: June 23, 2009, 12:45:39 pm »
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?


The mirror is for chumps. Go to the park whenever you have free time and just start chatting up strangers. Every interaction inches your charisma meter up and every person you meet and befriend gets you closer to one of the skill challenges. Once you have the celebrity challenge done the whole thing becomes trivial.
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« Reply #762 on: June 23, 2009, 01:42:12 pm »
I agree with Sam. Getting real friends seems superior to all other methods. At least more fun. The park is a excellent place to meet people. You can also hold good old parties but your not that likely to meet strangers if you do. You could go to the cemetery at night and meet ghosts to. There often chatty.
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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #763 on: June 23, 2009, 02:35:18 pm »
I know, I used the mirror method. Spending every free minute in front of the mirror. Are the books faster?


The mirror is for chumps. Go to the park whenever you have free time and just start chatting up strangers. Every interaction inches your charisma meter up and every person you meet and befriend gets you closer to one of the skill challenges. Once you have the celebrity challenge done the whole thing becomes trivial.

That makes me wounder. If you talk to yourself (Not by using the mirror), do you get charisma points?  :P
Granted, your Sim has to be crazy, but still.

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Re: The Sims 3
« Reply #764 on: June 23, 2009, 03:06:24 pm »
Hmm, that's something I'll have to test.
It just so happens I have a crazy sim in the house, which is nice.
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