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Trophy Guide by Nymph
Sims 3 is one of my favorite leisure games. Its unique design allows the gamer to create a semi-realistic family and tend to its realistic needs. From fishing to bathing, exercising to growing hamburger plants, you will always have something to entertain your Sim and yourself. One of the best parts of this game is the relaxed atmosphere, in which you can create your dream home, build your business, or fight your way to the top of whichever career path you choose. However you choose to play, you'll always find a challenge for which you can earn an achievement. In this guide, I'll be telling you how to find and complete every challenge in the game. Bronze: Baby Steps -You earn this trophy by creating an eligible family. "Eligible" meaning a family with an adult. Graduated -After you've earned the Baby Steps trophy, you'll start an in-game tutorial. You can either read through this tutorial or spam the R1 button until the tutorial ends. How You Doin'? -This is activated when you reach the first level of the Charisma skill. The easiest way to earn this trophy is to head over to the Town Hall and take a Charisma class. Wishful Thinker -Promise and grant 10 of your Sim's wishes. These pop up in the righthand corner's status box. The easiest wishes are the ones you get when you have a baby in the house (feed, hold,play with, and buy cheap toys for the baby). What Goes Around -Once you've collected enough Karma points, you can buy a power which can have either a good or bad effect on your Sim or surrounding Sims. The first time you use a power, you'll get this trophy. In my opinion, the most entertaining one is Ghostify... Terrifies the neighbors when you use it on their children. BFF! -You have to reach the best friend reationship status in order to earn this trophy. It's easiest todo this with pets (requires the pets add-on). They never tire of treats and lovin's, so you can repeat interactions. Sim About Town -Find an event, I'd suggest using the newspaper and looking for a music festival, attend that event, and interact with a few items relevant to that event. Once you've "experienced" the event, you'll get this trophy. It's a Date -Flirt with another Sim until you reach the love interest relationship status, then invite them out to a movie or dinner and enjoy the date (and the trophy). You may want to do this one when you have a married couple in the house. You Never Forget Your First -This one's pretty obvious, just build up enough romantic gestures to make someone your love interest, then kiss the Sim. If you're a young adult and up, you cannot kiss children and teens. -You can knock out two trophies by doing this with a maid. Woo Hoo! -If you've played the game, you'll know how to earn this trophy. You'll need to learn a bit about the birds and the bees, or romance a Sim enough to get them in bed. Easiest to do if you make a family with a married couple. Climbing the Ladder -Your Sim needs to reach level five of a job in order to earn this trophy. I'd suggest setting your Sims to the highest possible independence level and leaving them to themselves on fastforward while you take a nap. That New Car Smell -All you need is 1,100 simoleons to get this one. You earn it by buying a parking space and placing it on your lot, then buying the cheapest car (the Sloppy Jalopy). You can buy a nicer car if you'd like, but you'll have to wait a little bit. Not Twice, but 10 Times -Check for an opportunity in the aforementioned status box tab. The easiest way to get opportunities is to have one Sim in your house cook for everyone. Eventually, you'll get up to a high enough level to be sent requests such as "Cook burgers for the firemen," or "Grill for a party." Complete ten to earn the trophy. This is so Meta -This is best to do when you have the karma points to buy the needs replenishing power. You'll have to watch television for ten consecutive hours, then play video games for ten more. Make sure that, if you leave your Sim alone, the Sim is on puppet mode. This way they won't stand up and screw up the challenge. The reason for the replenishing power is that you can't get up to do anything for 10-20 hours. I Double Dare Ya -I seem to remember there being a Sim's exploration/adventure challenge involving a zombie bear in the local graveyard (never was killed by the bear, never even knew it existed until I was told I avoided it). You have to go to the local graveyard, then find the small building a few feet from the entrance. These are the catacombs, if you choose to explore them around 11 at night, your Sim will be in a bad mood for quite some time, but you'll get a trophy. Sim-Author -This one can actually make you a bit of money. You'll need to write a book in order to get this trophy. Like the meta challenges, you'll probably just want to make your Sim a puppet and have him/her sit on the computer, writing at full speed while you replenish their needs occasionally. If your Sim isn't a bookworm, this may take a while. It's much faster when you have the bookworm trait, a nice computer, and a comfortable chair. I'd suggest starting out with fiction, if you don't mind small royalty checks. Epic Party -Same as the Meta one, I earned it by mistake. I've maxed out my lifetime happiness rewards on all of my sims, so I had the legendary host bonus. I believe it costs 5,000 lifetime happiness points. Once you have the legendary host bonus, all of the parties you throw will be "awesome." Throw an awesome party, and you'll earn the trophy. Partners in Crime -Once you've got 15k simoleons, you'll be able to complete this challenge. It will cost this much to partner up with the Paragon Charity (thieves guild), and it'll take six weeks to get the money back because each week you get 2500. Once you've become a business partner with the "charity", you'll earn the trophy. Spend enough money, and you'll own the business. Stylizer -To get this trophy, all you'll need to do is enter Build and Buy mode, then choose create a style. You'll need twenty total different styles on any object(s) to earn the trophy. You can either do it the way that I did it, and edit rugs, drapes, and furniture so that they match over time, or you can choose one item and repeatedly change and save the styles until you hit twenty. Once a Parent, Always a Parent -If you've completed the Woo Hoo challenge, you'll already have the option to try for a baby. Do this enough, and your Sim will wind up pregnant. I'm not sure, but you might be able to adopt a child to earn this trophy. Be Excellent to Each Other -You can earn this one by granting your Sim's wishes. You might not want to use the Karma powers while you're trying to get this trophy, seeing as they do a lot of damage. Home is Where the Simoleons Are -For this achievment, if you buy a nice house in the beginning, you'll be okay. All you need to do is own a home with a furnished value of at least 35k Simoleons. You can quickly upgrade your home's value by finding jewels and other treasures by digging. Not Dead Yet -The aforementioned Karma powers include a power called Divine Intervention, which is used to ressurect a fallen Sim. Aim the beam at your choice Sim's ghost and activate it when using the karma power to resurrect him or her and you'll recieve the trophy. Mad Skillz -You'll have to hit at least two milestones in the Sim's Skill Journal to earn this one. Here are the milestones I find to be most relevant and easiest to meet. Charisma -To reach the Celebrity milestone, your Sim needs to know 25 other Sims (including the other Sims you made in the family). -To reach the Personable milestone, your Sim needs to know at least 50 traits of other Sims. This is easiest if you're a journalist, because you can interview Sims and get this done in no time. -To reach the Super Friendly milestone, your Sim needs to have at least 20 other Sims actively holding the Friend, Good Friend, or Best Friend status. If you have a charismatic Sim throw a party with people of a lower status, then make the Sim completely independent, you'll have this one down in no time. -To reach the Everybody's Best Friend milestone, your Sim needs to have at least 10 other Sims actively holding the Best Friend status. Once again, if you have a charismatic Sim you ought to throw a party with all Good Friends and some Friends. -To reach the Comedian milestone, your Sim needs to tell 100 successful jokes (meaning that someone would have to laugh at them). I'd suggest telling knock-knock jokes repeatedly until the Sim you're talking with hates you. You ought to get enough jokes (and fewer friends) quickly enough. Cooking -To reach the Star Chef milestone, your Sim needs to make 50 meals. Pancakes are the cheapest and take the least time, but repeatedly doing one recipe will get boring, but you'll eventually begin to make the dish perfectly, which makes your Sim happy. -To reach the World-Class Chef milestone, you need to make 75 meals. Same type of challenge as Star Chef. -To reach the Menu Maven milestone, your Sim needs to learn every food- type recipe in the game. You can find most of them in the bookstore. Handiness -To reach the Electrician milestone, your Sim needs to successfully repair 10 electronic objects.I usually just broke and repaired a cheap television. -To reach the Plumber milestone, your Sim needs to successfully repair 10 plumbing objects. The easiest way to do this is just to clog and break the toilet, then repair. -To reach the Tinkerer milestone, your Sim needs to successfully make 10 different upgrades on electronic and/or plumbing objects. I just turned my Sim to puppet mode, told her to add self cleaning, unbreakable, improve graphics, boost channels, improve meal, fast cook, improve speakers, custom doorbell, and improved compacting to the objects in the house. But it's Inflammable! -You have to "put out" a Sim that's on fire to earn this. I actually had a room in my house dedicated to this challenge. Set up a fireplace against an available wall, then build walls a square away from either side of the fireplace, and three squares away from the beginning of the fireplace's available space. Place a chair as close as possible to the fireplace and have it face away from the fire, so that the Sim can sit. Have the Sim poke the fire until it spreads, then have the Sim sit in the chair. They will catch fire eventually, and when they do you need to switch to another Sim and remove the walls. Activate the Sim that's on fire, then choose to put out the Sim. Epic Fail -Once again, you'll need to use a Karma power to earn this trophy. You'll need at least 325 karma points. All you have to do is use the Epic Fail power on 13 different extrafamilial Sims. You can just throw a party and use the power on all of the partygoers. Matchmaker -Your Sim needs to have been in at least 5 romantic relationships. Each Sim you meet can give you up to two relationships; Boyfriend/Girlfriend and Spouse. Date three Sims, then marry two, date four Sims, then marry one, date five Sims; whatever you want to do, the total relationships must add up to five. Owned! -Your Sim will need to own at least one local business. I'd suggest buying out the Diner, as it only costs 18k simoleons to obtain. Pyromaniac -You just need to set your house on fire using the Firestorm Karma power. Make sure that you have at least 15k simoleons worth of furniture and decor in the house, otherwise you'll lose everything for nothing. I'd suggest saving the game before attempting. Fit for a King -This one can be completed easily if you choose to just cook one meal in the Cooking portion of the Mad Skillz challenge. All you need to do is prepare a perfect meal. Using fresh fruits and vegetables will make the meal better (using life fruit in pancakes greatly increases the quality). As you'll see soon, fishing, cooking, and gardening all intermix. Botanical Perfection -This one is very similar to the Fit for a King achievement. Plant the same seed enough times, fertilize with high quality fish or life fruit (I think you may have to master this skill to get the fruits, but I got them fairly easily), water when needed, and you'll eventually get the perfect plant. Trophy Fish -This skill is extremely useful when cooking and gardening, as I've explained. Typically, all you need to do is have a Sim in puppet mode fish indefinitely, and you'll get a perfect fish before too long. This only lasts if you have perks like the steel bladder one. Happiness... It Stacks -You need 5 positive moodlets to earn this trophy. I have a few ways that I do this: Eat, sleep, relieve yourself, then play video games. Use the status replenishing Karma power. Decorate well, have a plant nearby, and sit near a light source. -It only takes one of these options to make your Sim happy. Silver: The Big Proposal -Romance another Sim until he/she agrees to be your boyfriend/girlfriend. Once you have a partner, you'll be able to propose. Expertise -This one could take a bit of time, because you have to master a skill. The easiest way to do this is to have a Sim that specializes in a particular skill. The Sim could have the Bookworm trait, Natural Cook trait, Handy trait, etc. As long as you go with a skill that the Sim specializes in, you'll level up that skill quickly. Keep in mind that nice equipment, lighting, and decor will make your Sim learn faster. Working Friends -This one is hard if you're not patient. You'll have to track down your boss and coworkers, then become best friends with them. If your Charisma skill is high enough, you'll be able to skip the "Good Friend" relationship status and become best friends quickly. Dream Big -All you have to do is grant a Lifetime Wish for a Sim. The best way to earn this trophy and the Expertise trophy at the same time is to make a Sim with a special skill trait and a Lifetime Wish that requires that Sim to master a skill. Power Overwhelming -For this trophy, you'll need to complete enough challenges to buy all of the Good Karma Powers (located on the top row). Some of the tips I've shared will earn you challenge points, such as making out with a maid or the Meta challenges. According to the user guide, these powers cost 950 challenge points total. Leet Skillz -Just like Mad Skillz, only you'll need to complete eight more milestones. Genie -Your Sim will need to have at least 150,000 Lifetime Happiness points, which can be done by promising and granting wishes and lifetime wishes. You can actually spend lifetime happiness points to get a new lifetime wish, which will allow points to stack and won't cause you to lose points, because the trophy is given based on earned points, not unused points. The Reviler -You will need a kleptomaniac in the house for this trophy. Just send the sim to work, and they'll steal an object or two. Once they're off of work, let them visit a neighbor's house and tell them to steal things from various rooms. This will take about an in-game week to complete. Once you've stolen at least 20 objects, use the mailbox to send them back to their rightful owners. You'll also need to steal at least 5 candies from babies. Because the game is realistic, Sims typically leave their babies lying on the ground outside of their houses or in parks, so this one won't be too difficult. Just activate the baby and steal. You'll also need to make 15 enemies by being mean to and fighting other Sims. Master Architect -Keep in mind that going into creative mode will disable all achievements, so you'll actually need simoleons to earn this. You will have to find a large lot to build your house on (145k simoleons or more), then you'll want to upgrade everything in the house, or do what I did and create a new home. If you're going to create a new home, I'd suggest making a floor plan beforehand so that you don't wind up wasting a ton of time on something, then finding out it's not going to allow you to have something else. Your new home will need to have a furnished value of at least 350k simoleons. Child Prodigy -This one is much easier than it sounds. You need to grant a Sim's Lifetime Wish while he or she is still a teenager. The reason that this is so easy is that you can set your Sim's lifespan to Immortal in the options menu, making it so that the Sim doesn't age until you tell it to. When I did this, I just made a teenager's Lifetime Wish to master the Charisma skill. True Wealth -The same as the Genie achievement, only you'll need to earn 250,000 points. Challenging -You'll need to complete 50 challenges in order to earn this achievement. You can find the challenges in the select menu. I'd suggest playing your game freely for a while, going to events, making friends and partners, throwing parties, and mastering a few skills before you start this one. Most of the aforementioned achievements will provide a sizeable number of completed challenges, so you oughtn't worry about rushing it. There are quite a few that require mastered skills, so you'll definitely want to be productive with your Sim's life. Very Challenging -The same as the Challenging achievement, only you'll need 100 challenges. Uber Challenging -The same as the Challenging and Very Challenging achievement, only you'll need 150 challenges. Wish-Master -Your Sim is constantly wishing for new things, especially when there's a baby or new lover in the house. Many wishes are trait-related, so they should be easy to complete. As long as you don't let the not yet granted wishes pile up, you'll get through this one fairly quickly. You'll need to grant 100 wishes for your Sim. Gold: Miracle Worker -The same as Wish-Master, only you'll need 1,000 wishes. Platinum: Master of Simology -You need to unlock the other 50 trophies. Credit due in part to playstationtrophies.org for the skeleton for this guide.