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Slower Skilling
« on: 2008 July 09, 18:04:37 »
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I have found an abandoned hack to slow down skilling speed. It's available here. I tried to check with the creator, but the email address is no longer valid.

I can't vouch for all of the ones on the site, but I used the template to set my own preferred speed and it seems to be working well--no problems with hobby enthusiasm or aspirations. I have uploaded my version. It is designed so that, even with longer lifespans, maxing out seven skills is an actual challenge.

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Re: Slower Skilling
« Reply #1 on: 2008 July 10, 03:41:34 »
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Non-cap, non-autumn, plain ol' sit-there-with-a-book skilling goes too quickly for your taste? Hm. Can't say as I've ever felt the same way, but I can see how slowing it further would definitely draw things out (especially if they need skills to complete their career or max-all LTWs).
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« Reply #2 on: 2008 July 10, 10:33:53 »
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I play with lifetimes scaled to one day symbolizing three months, to keep them comparable to pregnancy. I never use smart milk, caps, snapdragons or other aids (macro caffeinate and pepper juice is as cheat-y as I get). I have harder grades and realistic sickness installed, along with other attempts at approximating realism. Slower skilling for me means that lives remain proportionate...my sims study for a while and then go do other things. A job promotion can take several days, assuming they actually role the want to skill up for it, and even one scholarship is a major accomplishment. Uni is hard even for knowledge sims. I'm loving it--it definitely reduces boredom--and I thought it might be worth sharing since players have discussed tying sim lifespans to the seasons and were looking for ways to still keep the game interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: 2008 July 10, 16:12:50 »
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Cool, I'll be giving this a try.  Even with harder jobs, I'm still looking to make jobs even harder.  If it's hard to skill up enough to get much further than the first few career levels, there might actually be some incentive to work in dead-end OFB jobs.  Yay for more poverty!!!  I don't even have anyone living in my ghetto right now.

ETA: Wow, that sure did the trick!  This is absolutely going to make Uni harder, and that's a good thing.  For the first time ever, I had to struggle to get my Sim a B+, and that was only because I had her pull an all-nighter playing piano to get her grade bar opened up.

My ghetto is going to be bursting at the seams!  I might even get to use my government subsidized apartment building Smiley
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Re: Slower Skilling
« Reply #4 on: 2008 July 28, 09:14:54 »
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I'm definitely trying this, always thought those first levels were ridiculously easy. Thank you.
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Re: Slower Skilling
« Reply #5 on: 2008 August 28, 07:28:22 »
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would you be able to reverse this to make a faster skills hack? that would be usefull.  Wink
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Re: Slower Skilling
« Reply #6 on: 2008 August 28, 07:48:25 »
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I don't really think it NEEDS to be faster, what with all the stacking bonii you can abuse already.
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« Reply #7 on: 2008 August 29, 01:47:54 »
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I don't really think it NEEDS to be faster, what with all the stacking bonii you can abuse already.
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