Wednesday 19 March 2014

Hobbies: Skill Testing

Only Preteens can take part in this hobby! 
(Requires to have finished the Life Dreams & Legacies quest, level 24+)

This hobby requires to have built the Ice Ape Arcade (on the island).

The cost for the arcade is as shown:
- One Bronze Geeky Orb (costing one Sim life, Bronze orbs are worth 70 LPs each)
- One Silver Geeky Orb (costing two Sim lives, Silver orbs are worth 80 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 150 LPs if no orbs are used.

It also requires to have the Skill Tester built. 
- 6 Silver Geeky Orbs (costing 12 Sim lives, Silver orbs are worth 80 LPs each)
- 3 Gold Geeky Orbs (costing 9 Sim lives, Gold orbs are worth 150 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 930 LPs if no orbs are used.

Note: as of the Neighbours Update it is possible to start and do every hobby in a neighbour's town, provided they do have met the requirements.
Find a Preteen Sim and whistle them to the arcade.
(If your Sim has done another hobby he/she will lose all experience of that hobby!)

Tap the Skill Tester (on the left) and start with the first of one hour. With every row collected the time increases as shown in the table below. The first time unlocks new machines.

Please note: prizes already collected will NOT yield the rewards again if filled in on the collectibles grid.

The prizes:

Brown Bear
§ 25
Toffee Apple Bear
§ 60
Cold Foot Bear
§ 150
750 XP (1 hour)
Bear Skill Tester
Mr. Barkshire
§ 25
Dr. Woofenstein
§ 80
Albark Whiskers
§ 250
1000 XP (2 hours)
Dog Skill Tester
Miss Sapphire
§ 50
Dearest Rose
§ 100
Lady Toffington
§ 275
1500 XP (4 hours)
Doll Skill Tester
Harry Hopsworth
§ 75
Barry Burpton
§ 200
Ribbit Ralph
§ 500
2000 XP (6 hours)
Frog Skill Tester
Raggedy Andy
§ 75
Raggedy Frank
§ 200
Raggedy Anne
§ 500
2000 XP (8 hours)
Ragdoll Skill Tester
Pig Mac
§ 75
Dennis Chomps
§ 200
Charlie Oinks
§ 500
2000 XP (12 hours)
Piggy Skill Tester

The first time collecting all the prizes unlocks "Skill Practiser" for at home.
Please note that this is only UNLOCKED, you still have to buy it.

WARNING: Tapping "Start a new collection" does NOT give you an option to cancel!

The next unlocking gives 3 LPs.

The six levels of Skill Testing are:
1. Claw Fumbler
2. Grabber
3. Prize Horder
4. Bester
5. Machine Sweeper
6. God of Claw

Happy Simming!

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