So I have been suspecting for a while now that the trait system I made is just to complicated to keep track of for most simmers. Even I, who enjoys making things overly complicated, am finding that it is a lot to keep track of, especially with 5 kids and two adults in the house. So I am scrapping the idea and doing something a little simpler.
There will be two lists of traits for each lifestage: the availible ones and the not availible ones. In genneral, the ones already availible to you will be the more boring, useless, or undesierable ones (though sometimes yo would want them. They are the “negative” ones so to speak.)
During that lifestage, for each time you reach a spicific number of lifetime happyness points, you may switch the location of a single trait. The number of points needed will vary with lifestage and with lifespan.
There will be two optional meathods, one with an extra challenge.
option 1. When you reach the next birthday, just jot down how many lifepoints you have so you can subtract it from what you earn in this next lifestage.
option 2. You can only buy rewards on your birthday, and you must buy as many as possible. If you run out of rewards you like/want, you must buy things like “change of taste” repeatedly until you can afford nothing else (and just not change anything.) Then the number you have by your next birthday is the number you work with for the trait rule.
This is where I need feedback though. If you could tell me how many many lifepoints you find your sim earning from one birthday to the next and what lifespan that age is on, it will help we find a fair number: possible but still a challenge.
I really need your feedback for this one guys. Tell me if this one seems like it will work better.
Secondly, I came up with another challenge (I know, I know) but it is a single generation challenge and I really want to try it. Should I put it off? Play, but just not record? Or play and record along side my cultracy?
Lastly, I plan on changing the titles of the cultracy, so they are not so long and the beginning isn’t the same on all of them. Expect this very soon.
Thank you for the feedback. With the changes I am making around the site and to the rules, I want to get that done a bit first but I will try and get the next cultracy chapter out soon.