So my main sim is a floral designer, and after playing through the career, I have to admit, I'm really disappointed and frustrated. Before I go on my little rant, I have to preface this by saying I didn't play through the botanist career, so I can't say if the other branch is the same.
Pictured in the above spoiler is all (yes, all) of the rewards for the gardening career from levels 1-4. Every item is found regularly without having to progress in the career it self to access them. The weirdest one of all for me is the garden planter box, which is a reward for the 3rd level, despite gardening already being a requirement. I'm sure all players had at least one already since the daily requirement is "harvest harvestables".
And now, pictured above is all the rewards for the floral designer career, which is, to me, the saddest part of all. When I think of floral design, I think of new, gorgeous plants in so many beautiful vases.
All of the pictured rewards can be found regularly in the base game (literally just go into buy mode into the plants section and purchase it) without ever having played the career) except for the flower arranging table.
However, the flower arranging table is only given to your sim at level 6, after you already chose your branch. But... in order to be promoted to that rank, you need flower arranging skill level 2, so that means you'd already have to have bought the flower arranging table. I'm literally face-palming rn, lol. There's no other table you could have bought before this one.
And the level 10 career reward? Yet another base-game plant and, weirdest of all, the single rose... (aren't floral arrangements supposed to be with multiple flowers? Isn't that what makes the skill so hard to master and beautiful? Like, why would they do this?) Also, the single rose is a reward for getting a silver on a date event. Not even a gold, a silver. It literally took me 4 minutes to get the date event to silver in order for me to get a second rose to put in this screenshot.
To further prove my point, pictured above are all the rewards my current sim has in the musician career. This is only what I have on my lot currently, but there were more rewards. Every item is unique, inspired, and beautiful. I absolutely adore the piano and the guitar and they make mastering the career and the instruments even more worth it. The best part? You have
to play through the career to get them.
I really don't like complaining, but career rewards are one of my fave things in the game. I feel like they were a bit lazy with the gardener career.
Like, they could have added new flower arrangements a floral arranger could create but nope. This is all we get, and honestly, I think it's pretty sad. But I hope I'm not overreacting.
I dunno, what do you guys think?