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Vallsta year 54-56, Social Training

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Mar. 11th, 2009 | 04:00 pm


Previously at Vallsta, Christel and Jonas were skilling. Jonas became the youngest Business Tycoon ever.



Christel gets invited to an outing with one of her 20 friends, Dreven

 

 (what kind of name is that anyway?!). Too bad she’s not a Popularity sim!
I suck at outings, but have picked up a few tips from other players – let’s see how we fare.



Green pluses are good, and usually there are a lot of green pluses involved in hot tub conversations. Besides that, Christel also forgot to shower before leaving home, so this is a perfect combination. Unfortunately all the hot tubers are not part of the outing.



Nah, it ends fun, but not more. We need some more practice!



She ends up in the bar instead, and witnesses the first meeting between Stella Mattsson and Gilbert Jacquet. Something to remember when we get back to Stella in the next round, but that could be months in RL.



I just love the helicopter pool! Jonas would like to make a shift in career tracks, but I think I will keep him in business just because of the helicopter. He wants to be a Hall of Famer now, so a compromise could be to let him work on his skills for that path, and in the meantime keep the business job.



Christel is practising her outing skills with her co-worker William Gotte. Let’s see if he can string her up the career ladder. The end score is super. We’re getting better!
But, unfortunately, we're running out of time, so no more practice this round.

 


Vallsta after round 15:
Christel Garpheden
Jonas Carlzon

 



 

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itlandm_sims

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from: itlandm_sims
date: Mar. 11th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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I have not found outings all that useful myself, although once in a blue moon I pick up a skill point. Lets see if it helps to butter up the colleague though - I hear this sometimes gives a promotion against all odds. Be sure to keep us posted - in a few months time. ^_^

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
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I'm not good at them as I said, but I've heard that it can be very, very fruitful, if you ask the right sim out. (The co-worker)

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mordana666

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from: mordana666
date: Mar. 21st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I've always found them useful if you ask the right sim, but somehow I never seem to get round to them. It's the whole 'manage group' thing on the phone which annoys me - I don't know why. I must make it part of next round to go on some outings. Like you, mine never seem to be top level either. Dream dates I have no trouble, managing outings is much harder in myopinion.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Mar. 22nd, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
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I agree. I think it's the fact that you don't know what the others want to do.
I don't use the phone for outings. I found (after 5 years of simming!) that you can "ask - start group" or something, and you can have an outing with ONLY your co-worker, or ask others to join, too.

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mordana666

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from: mordana666
date: Mar. 22nd, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
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I didn't even know that opton existed, but I tried it this morning, and it works! Thank you - it seems no matter how long I play, there's always something new in the sims.

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ll_overthere

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from: ll_overthere
date: Apr. 8th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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its a good idea to do an outing with a co-worker. I've gotten many string pulling promotions this way
I do better on the one on one outings than a whole group. i just decline group ones any more.

ruby

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Rachel

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from: reksims
date: May. 31st, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
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I've found the outings with coworkers brought home from work can usually go well if I pay attention to them...if you can get them up to friends, the outing will be a success.

As for outings that are out of the house...everyone likes food. Either be seated at a restaurant (in which case you pay for everyone, which sucks) or make hot dogs on the grill.

And when in doubt, smustle!

Oh also when invited on an outing, if I see a child on an outing with adults, I generally ask the child to leave the outing ASAP. Entertaining children is annoying.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Jun. 1st, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
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Ah, good advice, I suck at outings - but generally it's better to have a one-on-one than a whole group

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ciyrose

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from: ciyrose
date: Mar. 27th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
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I never do outings either. I've started using the group option on the phone for "Just for Fun" "outings" for parties or weddings to get the family and friends there. I invite all the friends through the Throw Party and then have a group for "Family" that I invite over using "Just for Fun" so I can get them all there and around the "limit" but still having friends and family for special gatherings.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Mar. 28th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
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Smart thing! I think I will try and introduce family groups. I found outings work best in one-on-one groups, then I can get them to rock.

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ciyrose

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from: ciyrose
date: Mar. 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
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I'll have to try one on one outings sometime. I like the "Just for Fun" option because it doesn't have a score and time limit, so when the party is done I can just say good-bye to anyone I don't want around. I just find it a nice way to get friends and family all together.

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olivethegreat

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from: olivethegreat
date: Jun. 25th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
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I don't usually do outings because they are much harder to make successful than dates.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Jun. 26th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I rarly do them either, that's why I can't pull them off. But one on one outings usually works!

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