SUPER SIM CHALLENGE
He's gotta get that skill up anyway -- are you kidding. Stanley! Come on! Already? The first time you try and cook! So this week they dropped another new limited time only scenario in The Sims 4, and I'm not sure how I'm feeling about these. I love the idea of scenarios, I think this scenario is gonna be fun, but I don't understand why it's limited time. This is our second one, the first was that Too Many Toddlers one, you had to have three toddlers and have them all get level three in four skills, and now we have this one called: Perfectly Well Rounded.
It's available until December, and the rules are simple: you need to have a sim complete an aspiration, have five friends, and be level 10 in three skills. Now to me, both of these seem like, sort of watered-down versions of existing challenges in the community. Like, the 100 baby challenge or the seven toddlers challenge, and now this one seems kinda like a baby version of the Super Sim challenge where you have to like, max everything. The description says: some Sims are extremely impressive, they're experts in many topics, they're well-liked by others, and they followed their dreams unapologetically.
It's not easy to be so well-rounded, but it's a path worth pursuing. And here's the thing, this isn't like, easy. But it's definitely doable, and it's also doable in like, any average Sims lifetime, you know? Aspiration, you can manage that. I guess it depends what you picked, but aspiration, super manageable. Having five friends -- I feel like that one sounds like a lot because my Sims don't usually have friends, but when you think about it, maybe they have a spouse, maybe they've got three kids, maybe they have a neighbor or like, a dog. Does the dog count as a friend? Because The Sims in their household, they're like, pretty much guaranteed to be friends with, so that seems fine.
Level 10 in three skills is pushing it, I feel like my Sims sometimes max like, two skills, maybe their one like, main career or aspiration skill, and then like, cooking, or whatever. But you could do this. But in my opinion, it's too easy. I don't like to play The Sims on easy mode, I want extreme challenges! So I'm gonna try and speedrun this, as in do it as fast as I can.
I made a video yesterday where I built a house to set us up for it, and now today we're gonna try and play it. I will of course link that house build video down below. But here's my thought process: we live in a microhome so that we get double skill gain and double relationship gain, we have Stanley focus on painting as his main aspiration. I feel like this is pretty doable, he has to start three paintings while inspired, paint for five hours, level four painting skill, sell three paintings, complete three emotional paintings. Okay. View paintings at a museum, complete ten excellent paintings, that's fine. Level six painting skill, okay. Master the painting skill, we have to anyway, and then five masterpieces. Whatever.
And then I was thinking we could also try and master the cooking skill because he has to do a lot of cooking anyway, I mean, he has to eat, right? And then also fishing because we live right next to this water, so he could fish there and he'll still get the microhome gains from it. Otherwise I also put a chess table down just in case, but that's what I'm set up for, and I think we can manage it. I don't know what I'm gonna do about friends yet, I might like, date people. I don't know.
We get double relationship gain though, so. No, no, Dominic, please. Leave me alone. The last thing I want to do is go to Batuu. Step one though because time starts now, I'm gonna have to take a thoughtful shower to get inspired and then start painting.
What do you mean bored? Uninspiringly decorated?! You stupid, stupid hotdog. I just built you this beautiful house, I thought it looked nice. I'm gonna scream. Get out of the house then! What, is he gonna stay -- okay, I was gonna say, if he stays bored... Does that one not count as starting it while inspired because he got -- are you serious? I'm getting angry with you, Stanley. I'm getting very angry with you. Oh no, not the welcome wagon. Yes, you like painting, good choice. Okay, sell that. I lost money on it. I should really try to invite these neighbors in though,
this is like, four out of the five already. I don't want them to be mad at me after this because you know if they leave my house angry, we'll get like, a double negative gain, and that's not good. Okay, I'm trying to introduce myself. One of them didn't like it! What is wrong with you? I'm not pleased with you people. Also, you know what, sitting on my bed, Summer? Did I tell you you could do that? Seems you have slightly overstepped. I'm done, you have to leave. I'm going to make a small pop art painting now. Bye everyone.
Why are you still there? This is fine, this is fine, this is fine. Okay, sell -- no, no, no, stop talking to her, sell. Boom, level four? What?! Huh? Playing in microhomes is such a scam, it's such a scam. Are you kidding? Okay.
Look, level five already. What are you painting? Is that an egg? Huh? I've never seen that in my life. Okay, yeah, sell that to the collector. Oh yeah, sure. Okay, he has to make three emotional paintings, I feel like maybe it would be good if we tried to flirt with Summer because hear me out, then maybe he gets flirty, and we can make some emotional paintings. What? No, microhomes are so scary, do you see how fast it goes up? Are you seeing this? Microhomes are too much, they're too much. Okay, he's feeling too inspired, he's not even flirty.
For 15 hours? Okay, well he's never gonna get it done, whatever. She gets to be flirty, what about me! Okay, well luckily he's already level five in the painting skill, I'm just gonna get rid of the fruitcake. I might have him come cook. I feel like if we have him cook, that would probably work out well for us. He's gotta get that skill up anyway -- are you kidding. Stanley! Come on!
Already? The first time you try and cook! And d'you know what, he's still not feeling anything but inspired, so that's cool. That's really cool. I'm so glad that that happened. Try again, vegetable dumplings, let's go. You know what, now she's on my computer. First she was sitting on my bed, now she's using my laptop without asking, and to play The Sims? If you mess with my Sims saves, I'm not gonna be happy, Summer. Okay, level two. Ew, she kissed me! I wanna see if they can woohoo because maybe then he'll get flirty. No, still not flirty, okay, that's cool too, that's fine. Whatever. I'm not mad about it,
it's fine. Okay, well maybe he'll just go to bed. I didn't really think about the fact that him being too inspired could be a problem. There are other ways to get emotions, like we could just buy lights or something, but I'm trying to speedrun the aspiration, Stan. 6am and we're awake, serve breakfast, fruit salad, no fires this time. Level three, okay. Wait quick, take a steamy shower, he's no longer inspired. This could be good, he's no longer inspired. Okay, flirty painting, we need to make three of them. Do it fast.
He's gonna be flirty for eight hours from the shower? That kind of makes me uncomfortable. Oh, I like this painting though. Wow. I feel like I could paint that, I'm not exactly an artist -- oh my god, he's not flirty anymore. Oh no! Okay, let me see about the lights then. So these lights came if you bought The Sims 3
back in the day, if you had the packs, any one of the ones that you had -- it doesn't work. Ugh, Stanley! Maybe he could come try and fish. Anyway, if you had The Sims 3 packs then you got like, all the little lights from all of them and they all have different emotions they start, so this one makes you flirty. Useful if you're trying to like, woo somebody, you know? Just stick it in your living room and then you'll be fine.
Level two? I feel like I really shouldn't prioritize the friendships, I feel like we should just let those come to us because we're pretty much already almost there, so like, why bother with that. Focus on the skills that are gonna take longer. Oh, now he's feeling fine because I got controlled emotions. Okay, surge emotion, surge -- how about bold? Rhere we go!
Make some confident paintings, my guy. Yeah, he's gonna finish this fast, I'm not worried about it. Look, level six already. Oh, that one's so cute! I'd put that on my wall in real life! Yeah, please ignore Summer, I don't want to deal with her. Yes! Okay, now we need to complete 10 excellent paintings and view or admire three paintings at a museum. Okay, maybe I'll do that now. Hurry up! Okay, we can probably meet someone at the museum too. We need to have five friends,
we currently know four people, so as long as we meet one more, we'll have it started. Okay, view. View. View. This is stupid. There's one, there's two, there's three. Yeah, see, it's stupid. Who shall we meet? Oh, look, they came as a family! Hello Anaya, I'm going to be your friend, whether you like it or not. Me and you are gonna be friends. She won't even meet me! Agh! How about you? Come here. Nice to meet you. Oh,
well Yadira talked to me. You know what, Anaya, you're pretty mean. Is it because I'm a hotdog? Is that why you're snubbing me? Anyway, back home, use the bathroom. Perhaps have some mac and cheese.
Stanley has a sad life. Every time I play with him it's just: come on, Stanley. Get to work. Oh, I like that one, I could paint that. It wasn't an excellent painting though, you suck Stanley. He's level seven already. That's also not an excellent painting? Stanley! I'm a celebrity? [ EVIL LAUGH] I feel powerful. That one's an excellent painting, okay.
Sell. Alright, now I'm thinking, can I buy with rewards anything to make my stuff better? Creative visionary, creative visionaries have a higher chance of painting and writing master works. It costs 2,000. Let's try and get that. Paint a mural, buy a hot tub -- no, Stanley! Sell a painting, buy a bee box. Okay, no. Have a water balloon fight? No.
No, you will paint outside, I don't care that it's raining. Oh dear. Oh my god, look how cute that is! I am displeased with the weather. Come on, come on. It struck my easel!
[ GASPS ] And my chess table?! What the heck! That just cost me like, $700. I am displeased with the weather. Okay, we might have to use this inside today. Yeah, not good outside. Well, he's cooking breakfast. You being tense is so inconvenient, oh my god, I hate the high maintenance trait, why did I pick that for him? What was I thinking? Go on vacation, no. Paint a mural, no.
No bees! Chef station, water balloon fight, umbrella stand. Finish a painting, shout forbidden words, oh, we could do that. Anybody around to yell at? This little kid! Uh-oh, shout forbidden words at Gideon. Yeah! He wants to vent to someone too. No! Okay, leave the kid alone. He's too tense, he can't paint, oh my god, oh my god, this is actually really bad. Oh,
he fixed it -- ohp, never mind, it's unfixed. Summer, stop! Okay, we are definitely friends now. Look at that, that's fine, you can leave again. Okay, that is not gonna be an excellent painting, Stanley, I can tell already. No, it wasn't. Shockingly. Okay, well I can buy the thing now, creative visionary. Well worth it in my opinion. Level eight. Do you know what I didn't do? Oh my god, chef's kitchen, enhance my culinary skills.
Home studio, enhance painting and writing. Boom, lot traits. Okay, I'm gonna make him cook some more. He's only level three, I need to do better. Oh, four. Okay. Come here buddy, eat your snack. Oh my god, did you see that right there?
I don't think that we will be fishing today. Oh, chef's kitchen, home studio, okay. Oh, this one's cute! Okay, less cute. That one was an excellent painting still though. That is a masterpiece, it is actually really cute, I will admit. Not Vlad. Oh, this got struck again? Ugh. Another masterpiece in a row? Whoa, look at that one! He's still here. Shoo, shoo.There we go. Okay, now we have to make five masterpieces and achieve level 10.
That should be fine, I'm more concerned about the cooking and then the undetermined third skill, for now. Fingers crossed it's not raining tomorrow, ugh! Well wait, looks like it might be okay. Shall we try and fish, perhaps while the weather is good? Maybe. This is boring, I'll probably just like,
cut past most of this because I'm just having him stand here fishing. Oh, we got a trout, oh boy. At least the paintings are fun to look at. Future cube, okay. No, you can't dislike fishing -- wait, what? Burning to death?! Go home! Oh no.
Oh, god. He just got two glasses of water out -- stop. Back to painting, it is then. Level nine. Interesting very interesting. I'm back, I'm trying again with the fishing. He's close to level five, or six. Five. And maybe now that it's night, he won't die.
I might make him do this 'til like, midnight or something. And then in the morning, I should probably talk to someone because he's not doing so good. Stanley please, I'm bored. Come on, it's after midnight. I'm just waiting until he gets this bar up. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Six. Okay, you can sleep now, I give you permission.
I think today I might see if Star wants to come over. Oh, is it a bad idea to befriend an elder? What if she dies before I finish? Maybe I'll save her for last then. How about Dominique? Make yourself some pancakes little guy. Complain about your problems, vent,
share a secret, maybe? I feel like Stanley gets his skill up almost a whole level every time he cooks. It's really easy. Yeah, these two are close enough now. As soon as his social need is high, I'll make this guy leave. Look at them, they're like, best friends. This is ridiculous. Okay, time to go! I don't need you anymore. Take a shower, use the bathroom. Cross your fingies
for a masterpiece. What are you doing -- he's playing with clay and painting at the same time. Okay, we get it, you're an artist. Oh, this could be a masterpiece. It's not. Dang it! Not a masterpiece. Eleanor Elderberry. No,
I don't need the fortune, I'm busy. This one's pretty. Not a masterpiece. Oh, here comes the oldie. Hey there Star. What is it? What did you give me? A horse sculpture, well that was nice of you.
Look, I don't need to talk to you much, we're already close enough. Can you leave? Agh, I might make him go fishing again. This is stupid. Why would I go see the circus with you, Summer?
I suppose she does think I'm dating her. No!!! Star died! I told you, what was the point in interacting with her! She was gonna die! Ugh, she even came over before she died -- oh. Was that like the last thing she did? Now I feel a bit guilty. Oh well, it's not my problem. Come on masterpiece, come on masterpiece. No, not a masterpiece, dang it.
Oh, wait, come on level 10 painting skill. Come on, come on. Oh, really? I'm so close. Do another one. There we go, refined palette. Okay, we mastered the painting skill. Finally. For context, that took me about 40 minutes in real life. I've been recording for 38 minutes.
I was working on other things though -- oh, now he's sad because of the dead girl? Why? I guess they were like, best friends, but you only met her like, twice. To be fair, if someone I knew had died even if I met them only twice, I would be really upset, so I probably shouldn't complain, but Stanley, come on, get over it! Okay, he's fishing level seven and cooking level six. I might have him cook a couple more things, like a meat pie, perhaps. Things that are like, high cooking level. See if we can get it up faster. I'm gonna fish with bait, I got loads of trout on me, look at all the fish that I have, I might as well.
So close to level eight, please! Ugh. No, Summer, I don't want to go on a date with you. At all. Star, you're dead, I don't wanna hang out with you either.
Okay, as soon as he gets level eight -- yes! I'm gonna try and befriend Geoffrey Landgraab here. I think I technically only have three friends. There we go, problem solved, he's besties with him. They gained a sentiment? Oh my god, me and Geoffrey are best friends! Oh wait, that did count as having five friends because even Star's dead, but look, we got one out of three. Oh, well there.
Step one's done. Maybe if we got a better easel, does that actually make a difference? I don't know how it works, I feel like this always happens to me, my Sims get more masterpieces when they're not masters of the craft. Like, we had like two in a row before, but now I keep painting and I'm getting none.
Okay, there's the first one I guess. He's stuck, he's stuck. Sell it, yes. Maybe it's the kind of art, that was a -- was that an impressionism? I forgot what I clicked. Oh, that was only worth 483 and you're calling it a masterpiece? Look, he glitches when I try and sell them.
Help. Oh no, oh no. Oh, here we go, it's working. Yes, sell it. Well, I'm on a roll, I don't want to stop. Why have I gotten three in a row? What's going on? No no no no, is it the easel or is it the painting type? I wasn't getting like any, but now I'm making small impressionist paintings, and I've gotten three in a row! I don't know how they work. I'm gonna be honest, I always found it very confusing. I'm a rising star.
I'm gonna make him keep painting until he wants to stop. Like, when he's too tired or whatever, I feel like I should embrace this as long as he's still getting masterpieces. What? No, is it glitched? I don't get it, I don't get it. I'm scared. When I was looking it up, I was reading that some people said that they found that certain Sims are better at like, certain types, but it's not the same for all of them. So like, your Sim might always do better impressionist -- aw, that one wasn't a masterpiece. Aw, man.
But like, your Sim might be better at impressionist paintings, and then like, your next Sim might be better at, I don't know, pop art paintings or whatever. I don't know if that's true, I just saw it on the forums once, but it would be cool if it was true. That's like an interesting tidbit. We'd have to ask someone though, I don't know how it works. Ugh, cooking is so laggy these days, have you noticed that? Pumpkin pie! Thanksgiving is coming up.
Ew, she walked into my house and Geoffrey's here, stay away! I reached cooking level eight. I'm trying another impressionism painting, however Summer Holiday keeps trying to distract me. My luck has run out! These were both worth only 178. What changed?
Yeah, you should get going Summer, goodbye. Oh, it worked, was that a masterpiece? Yes! I finished the aspiration! And then he goes straight to playing with clay, he's like, finally, I can stop painting. Okay, well let's fish. He's fresh level eight in the fishing skill,
and fresh level eight in the cooking skill. Ugh, I'll see you guys later. I'm just gonna let him do this. Maybe I'll get a snack, I don't know. Hey, I met this person online and they want to meet me at the romance festival. Will you come with me in case they turn out to be a crazy person? You're married. What are you doing, Geoffrey? I kind of want to go just to see. I don't think he actually brought anyone, I think it's fake. It's just trying to get the
game to bring me here, but Geoffrey, I can't support you in this. I'm gonna leave again. I just -- look, I just wanted to see. Oh, I brought him with me home by accident. Ugh. Uh yeah, you're coming home with me. Can you leave again Geoffrey, I can't deal with this. Let's try and max the cooking skill. The fishing is boring.
Maybe some gumbo? I have this theory that you get more skill gain when you cook the higher level stuff, which would make sense, but I don't know if that's actually true or not, so I keep just like, scrolling down to the very bottom and then cooking that. Oh, see, I'm level nine. Do it again. Tofu stir-fry! That's not a level nine cooking skill. That's like, all I eat. He got the refined palate quirk. It's a good thing you're a chef. What -- look how high it goes up!
Look how high he is close to level 10. I'm telling you, it's like cooking one dish gets you a whole skill level up. Make some more tofu stir fry, get a backlog of that stuff. We're meal prepping. Come on, look how close he is, come on, come on. Yes!
Okay, my dear, unfortunately now all that is left is fishing. Agh, and it's raining today! Is it gonna rain all day? It's gonna rain for like, two days! I have to fish all day. If he gets struck by lightning, I'm so not gonna be happy.
Alright, I will see you in like, ten minutes when he finishes this. Level nine, okay, come on buddy, you can do it. Travis Scott, I don't want to go anywhere with you. And I certainly don't want to
go to a festival with you. It's always so interesting who the game sends to fish near you. Like, why is Katrina Caliente fishing in a storm with a hotdog. Oh, please, we're so close, come on.
I got another future cube. Let's see how many fish he's caught to get to this point. I did use three fish as bait, but he actually hasn't caught that much stuff. That's the thing, the microhome is such a scam.
You really can do so much so fast with microhomes. Alright, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it. Oh, come on, one more fish. Yes! Scenario complete. Completed Perfectly Well Rounded. And I maxed the skill.
Also as a reward, each sim in this household has earned satisfaction points which you can spend at the rewards store. Game time elapsed, eight days. That's not so bad. It took me also 57 minutes and seven seconds in real life time. I've been recording for an hour. And we got like, 5,000 points. I think we got 3,000 for finishing the aspiration, and I'm pretty sure we got 5,000 for this. So now we've got 8,000 points. I can make it so he never needs to bathe again, if I wanted to. I don't think I do, but I could if I wanted.
That was kind of fun, I love a little challenge in The Sims, it's always a good time. And the thing is, you're not designed to finish this in an hour. Like, you're not designed to do this fast. You're supposed to like, play a whole household, and do it like, over the course of their life, you know? And you don't have only two weeks to finish it, you have the next two weeks to start it, and then you can just play it whenever. They're not gonna like, take away your save, so. It's just kind of a fun story prompt, I don't know. Would I play it again? Probably not. Would I play it the normal way you're supposed to? Probably not. But that's okay, I don't really play The Sims like how you're supposed to, I don't think.
I feel like most people probably don't play almost exclusively as a hotdog. I mean to be fair, I do have a real let's play, but the other half of my gameplay content is literally just about a hotdog trying to get rich, so probably not as intended, but still fun. Anyway, I will link some of my other scenario videos down below if you want to watch them. Also in the comments, let me know if you tried this one. How many in-game days did it take you? More than 8? Less than 8? Let me know.
And I think with that being said, I'm gonna go. Have a wonderful day and I will see you all tomorrow, bye everybody. You know, now that I think about it, I really do play The Sims almost exclusively with a hotdog. That's weird.