The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator The game pack introduces Interior decoration Occupation.Finally, Sims can play a more active role in shaping their homeland -Since most Sims players have played the roles of architects and interior designers for many years, this is the first time in this generation series that the two main game styles have been combined.
About the interior designer profession in The Sims 4
The interior designer profession is a profession or active profession in “The Sims 4” (just like the professions added in the “Start Work” and “Famous” expansion packs). This means that you can choose to accompany your Sims to their workplace and control their behavior throughout the working day. This also means that there is no branch career path: on the contrary, all interior decorators are promoted through the same ten.
It is not clear which exploratory college degrees will help your Sims climb into the ranks of interior designers. However, I spent my money on art history because it is the only art history that combines visual design and communication skills, and we know you need both in this profession. Once I am sure, I will definitely come back to check and confirm one way or another.
How to start an interior designer’s career in The Sims 4
To join the interior designer career, use your Sim phone and go to Career> Find a Job> Career (optional filter). Scroll down until you see the “Interior Decorator” option, and then click the tick button to accept the job.
However, this is where things get a little different. The interior designer profession is somewhere between a classic profession (such as a doctor, a scientist, or a detective) and one of the freelance professions that have been added to The Sims 4 over the years through various update patches and DLC.
Rather than being assigned a work schedule to determine the rest days and shift patterns for you, you need to find performances for your Sims and manage their time without this structure. If you have already played Get Famous, you will be familiar with this game style because it is shared with the actor profession.
On your Sim’s career panel, there is a button in the upper right corner with a clipboard icon inside. Click this button to view the list of available shows.
You can choose to filter this list for residential or commercial projects and performances that require additional construction or only interior decoration.
At first, you won’t have many shows to choose from. But (for example, unlike an actor profession) you will be able to see the gray options that are locked due to your current experience and reputation.
You can also see the customer’s name, the type of decoration they want, their budget, and a brief description of their goals (ie “excellent living room decoration”). There are also the final salary of your Sims, their start date, and the deadline for completion.
Just click on the show in the panel.
Interior designer performance in The Sims 4
Once you accept a performance, it will be added to your career panel. Please note that, like all acting careers in The Sims 4, you can only perform one activity at a time.
All performances have a start time and finish deadline. For interior designers, all performances last for 12 game hours, starting at 9 am, and the deadline is 9 pm that day. In an active working day, you can extend the timer once to allow yourself to spend a few more hours, but the second end time is a difficult deadline and there is no room for further negotiation.
As with other active occupations (and freelance paranormal investigators), you will make a choice at the beginning of the show: work with your Sims or send them individually. Performing the latter will cause your Sim to spend an ordinary working day off-screen-they will still gain experience and take home the same salary, although I have observed that it is impossible to get a promotion when a professional Sim is dispatched to work alone.
In addition, it is obvious that the focus of an interior designer’s career is player micromanagement. The only reason you don’t really accompany them is because you have another active professional Sim in the same family who needs your attention.
When you arrive at the customer’s location, you can visit the Occupation tab again to view the list of odd jobs. Again, this will be familiar to active professionals, freelancers, or odd jobs in island life who have played “The Sims 4” before. These are the tasks you need to complete before the performance is complete.
However, there are some other considerations for interior designers to keep in mind, and they are related to the client.
Below the performance details and above the task list is another new part of the interior designer’s profession: the client part.
First, it shows three circles with question marks. In order to refurbish the show with the highest quality, you should talk to your customers and fill these circles with their likes and dislikes.
Using Get to Know interaction is a great way to build rapport, but be sure to ask them directly about their favorite colors and design styles. It’s also a good idea to ask about their hobbies, because clients will respond to people related to the skills they like (or don’t like) practicing.
Customers will also tell you something they don’t like, so you must avoid these or it will lower your score.
This brings us to another aspect of customer management: revealThis is an interaction used by interior decorators to show clients their work in a reality show style. Their response will not only depend on how well you match their requirements, but will also be strongly influenced by their likes and dislikes.
As long as you complete odd tasks on time, your professional performance will improve. However, don’t ignore your customers’ preferences, as these preferences will affect your reputation.
Performance and reputation
So far, interior decorators have a professional feature: the second progress bar.
For all other professions in The Sims 4 (actually in most previous Sims games), you have a performance bar to measure your progress. High performance means that a promotion is coming, and if you do not take steps to improve it, then poor performance may mean downgrading or even direct dismissal.
Interior decorators still measure their performance, but they must also manage their reputation. This is completely different from the social reputation system introduced in Get Famous, and is only related to their degree of recognition as professionals.
The main difference here is that there are spaces where you can “fail” certain requirements of the show — negatively impact your performance — while actually improving your reputation. A good example is to slightly exceed the budget, but produce something that the customer is really responsive. If they think it is reasonable for you to spend a few thousand more Simoleons, they will praise you even if you do not fully meet the specifications.
On the contrary, if you cannot eliminate the dislikes of your customers, even if your performance is perfect on paper, your reputation will be hit.
Obviously, in an ideal world, you insist on describing and please customers, so that both standards will rise-but anyone who has done creative work for customers will definitely have to do with compromise.
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