I'd love to hear some more opinions. I feel both ways, it just depends on what mood I'm in when I play. Sometimes I want to make my sim start out with nothing, work their way up to fabulous - and I feel awesome. Other times, I just get ton of sim dollars/points and build a mansion and skip all the hard stuff.
What do you prefer? Working for it? Or, cheats?
Be honest. :evil:
I'd love to sit here and say all my sims earn their money, but...... I honestly don't think I've ever had a family start with no money and become rich, I've ALWAYS cheated with every family. I always tell myself I won't but then it gets annoying when they have the cheapest furniture and it always breaks and they get bad moodlets so.......I'm a cheater. I think I need help.
I used to cheat all the time. But lately I like taking more time to earn it. However, I've been playing as an Werewolf Alchemist and he can make money like no ones business if he's hopped up on potent invigorating potions, and spends a few days collecting as a wolf and then crafting the potions. He once got 200,000 simoleans from one sale of his potions.
Once in a while I like to start out a sim or a family on an empty lot with zero dollars. For a while they all have to eat by harvesting from plants around town, shower at the gym, and get sleep by napping on park benches. But soon enough someone gets a job or finds a valuable collectible and they get the funds to put up a few walls and eventually manage to build up a respectable house to live in I like the challenge. I especially enjoy playing the story line of a homeless parent and a child living together. The dad refuses to get a job, so the family is forced to live on whatever the only child can scrape together.