I used to love playing wishacys with the Sims 3. Ive just played a sim to death (literally) without cancelling a single whim and fulfilling as many of them as I could. It was great fun, with a total of 164 whims fulfilled in her 117 days. If anyone would like to try it I have put together some rough guidelines below.
Begin with a fresh game. Create your founding sim. Only rule here is that he or she must be a young adult.
The sim life span will determine the difficulty of this challenge.
Long life span - novice challenge, subtract 2000 points. Normal life span - intermediate challenge, score 2000 extra points. Short life span - hardcore challenge, score 4000 extra points.
One created, pick a lot and move in. You can create your house however you want, but there must be no decor or items that influence a sims emotions. So basically, plain and basic to begin. No money cheats.
* no cheats at all! * No moving from the founding lot. * No cancelling whims. Not a single one. Nada. If your sim changes its own whims that's fine. * No buying any objects that have an emotional aura. However any created items by your sim with auras are fine. * You cannot use satisfaction points at all! They go towards your final scoring. * No Book of Life or Ambrosia. * Soon as the grim reaper appears, pause game and screen shot sim stats. * if your sim has a whim for an item that has an aura, either buy it then sell it immediately on the whim completing or just don't enable the aura.
You CAN control your sim. As scoring takes into account your positive and negative emotion scores, leaving your sim to get in a state is only going to ruin your final score. So boss your sim about all you want, just dont neglect those whims, because they rack up the satisfaction points which help your final score.
You should aim to complete one life time aspiration. You could say these are the biggest whims of all. If you fail to complete a lifetime aspiration, you fail the challenge. You can switch aspirations whenever you want and complete as many as you want. No extra bonus points for completing more than one though, the satisfaction points gained are more than enough!
You can make this challenge into a Whimacy if you want. To do this, start as above. Have a child or adopt. DO NOT switch game play to the child/teen at any time. No fulfilling any whims. As soon as your heir becomes a young adult, the next generation begins. Score each generation for a final Whimacy grand total.
You can also just play a single sim with a single life time. When the grim reaper shows up, its all over. Screenshot those sim stats and see if you can do better with another sim or post your score and sim stat screenshots on here for everyone to see (and be competitive over!)
Your sim stats are important here. They show the completed number of whims in your Sims life time. For scoring open up your sims stats in the Simology tab and:
1. Take your total whim count. Multiply it by 10. 1a) Add or subtract any extra lifespan points to the above. 2. Take your total satisfaction points and add together with the above. 3. Add each of the positive emotion counts in the sim stats to the above. (Confident, Energized, Flirty, Focused, Happy, Inspired, Playful)
4. Deduct each of the negative emotion counts in the sim stats from the above. (Angry, Bored, Dazed, Embarrassed, Sad, Tense, Uncomfortable) 5. Deduct 1000 points for each and every cancelled whim from the above. (ouch, don't cancel them. 6. Deduct 1000 points for dying with an incomplete lifetime aspiration selected.
If your sim dies having never completed one lifetime aspiration, F for fail. Try again and good luck!
This challenge post will be updated to reflect any questions or score changes should they arise so please check back.
I just played through the lovely Whimsy Simsy, an artistic sim that died of old age. These are her stats, though her satisfaction points were $12770 not $2000. I forgot to take a shot before i carried on playing her after the challenge ended.
12770 points from satisfaction 2000 points for normal lifespan 1250 points for whims completed x 10 568 points for positive emotion stat count added together
Deduct 95 for negative emotion stat count added together No cancelled whims No aspiration deduction.