A Beginner’s Guide to The Sims 4 Interior Decorating Career | Professional reputation and customer relationships explained

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The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator the game pack presents the Interior decorator career. Finally, Sims can take a more active role in their home design. – and as most Sims players have been taking on the role of architect and interior designer for years, it’s a way to bring the two main styles of play together for the first time in this generation of the franchise. .


About The Sims 4 Interior Decorating Career

the Interior decorator career is a profession, or active career, in The Sims 4 (such as careers added in the Get to Work and Get Famous sets). This means you have the flexibility to accompany your Sims to their workplace and monitor their actions throughout the workday. It also means that there is no branch career path: instead, all interior designers go through the same ten levels of promotion.

If you also own Discover University, unfortunately interior decorator does not yet appear as an advantageous career for one of the degrees. However, we’ve already seen this happen with new careers, so it will likely be implemented in a future patch. Chances are it will either be art history (which combines the social skills and visual arts that a career requires) or the fine arts (which tend to be used for more practical artistic careers. ).

How to get started as an interior decorator in The Sims 4

AT join the career of interior designer, use your Sim’s phone, and go to Work> Find a Job> Professions (filter optional). Scroll down until you see the Interior Decorator option, and click the checkmark button to accept the job.

However, this is where things get a little different. The career of an interior designer works somewhere halfway between a classic profession (such as Doctor, Scientist, or Detective) and one of the freelance careers that have been added to The Sims 4 via various update fixes and DLC in the past. over the years.

Instead of being given a work schedule, with days off and work schedules decided for you, you need to research concerts for your Sim and manage their time without that structure. If you’ve ever played Get Famous, you are familiar with this style of play because it is shared with acting career.

On your Sim’s career panel, there is a button in the upper right corner with a clipboard icon inside. Click on it to see the list of concerts available.

You can choose to filter this list for room renovations, room additions, level renovations, or level additions.

At first, you won’t have a lot of gigs to choose from. However, you will be able to see grayed out options that are locked out due to your current experience and reputation.

You will also be able to see the client’s name, the type of renovation they want, their budget, and the name of the renovation goal (ie “Fabulous Living Room Renovation”). You can hover over it for a brief description of the job. There’s also your Sim’s eventual salary, their start date, and the deadline for completion.

Just click on a concert in the panel to take it.

Your first day as an interior designer in The Sims 4

Once you’ve accepted a job, it will be added to your Career panel. Note that like all gig careers in The Sims 4, you can only have one gig active at a time.

All concerts have a start time and a deadline for completion. For interior designers, all concerts last 12 hours of play, from 9 a.m. and with a deadline of 9 p.m. on the same day. Unlike other professions active in The Sims 4, this is a tough deadline – you don’t have the option to extend the timer even once.

Once you have accepted the position, you can visit the Career tab again to view the Concert task checklist. These are the tasks you need to complete during the concert. However, you can’t actually satisfy any of them until the gig begins – it’s best to focus on your Sim’s needs so they can go to work in the best possible mood.

By accepting your first gig, you’ll also receive a new Memory Card item in your Sim’s inventory. This is used to manage the before and after photos that they will be taking as part of their job as an interior decorator.

Like the other active professions (and the independent career of Paranormal Investigator), you’ll have a choice at the start of the concert: accompany your Sim to work, or send them alone. If you do the latter, your Sim will spend an ordinary working day offscreen.

Plus, it’s clear that the whole point of a career as an interior designer is the micro-management of the players. Really, the only reason not to go with them is because you have another Sim in the same household who needs your attention.

When you get to the client’s house, you can start going through the concert to-do list. The general feel of these will be largely familiar to you if you’ve played any other active professions in The Sims before. A typical day in the life of an interior designer involves taking before and after photos, chatting with the client, and carrying out any requested renovations in Build / Buy mode.

(By the way, in case you are worried: entering Build / Buy mode during the concert pauses Live mode, as in ordinary gameplay. So take the time you need: you’re not decorating against the clock.)

However, the career of an interior designer has a social aspect of its own that deserves to be explored a little more.

The customer

Underneath the concert details and above your to-do list is another all-new section in the career of an interior decorator: the Customer section.

For starters, it shows a series of circles with question marks. In order to perform the highest quality concert renovations, you need to talk to the client to fill those circles with their likes and dislikes. (For the purposes of the interior decorator career, the client is any Sim who lives in the client’s household.)

Using the Get to Know interaction is a good way to build relationships, but it’s best to use the career-specific interactions in the interior decorator’s social menu. The customer will then tell you one of their likes or dislikes at random. You can also use the friendly social menu to directly ask for their favorite colors, design styles, and hobbies if you want to learn more about a particular category.

Once you’ve completed all of the circles under the customer section, you can continue asking questions, but what you learn will no longer be a measure for that particular gig. Including furniture and items that the customer likes will greatly increase your score. Make sure to avoid their dislikes, however, or risk lowering your score for the gig.

Which brings us clearly to the other aspect of client management: the Reveal.

The Reveal is an interaction used by an interior designer to show his work to the client, much like a reality TV show. Their reaction will be based not only on how you match their requirements, but will be heavily influenced by their likes and dislikes.

Choosing to make a reveal will launch a targeted event. There is no time limit (except for the existing concert end time of 9pm), so let everyone take their time to take a good look around.

The completion of the revelation marks the end of the concert. As long as you complete your gig tasks on time, you will likely see your career performance increase. However, don’t dismiss a customer’s preferences as they can impact your reputation.

Performance and reputation

There is one career characteristic that is so far unique to interior designers: a second progress bar.

For every other career in The Sims 4 (and indeed in most Sims games before), you’ve had a Performance bar measuring your progress. High performance means a promotion is on the horizon, while poor performance can mean demotion or even dismissal if you don’t take action to improve it.

Interior designers are always measured on their performance, but they also have to manage their Reputation. This is completely separate from the social reputation system introduced in Get Famous and relates only to how they are viewed as professionals.

Unlike performance, reputation does not reset after each promotion. In the long run, a good reputation can help your Sim gain repeat customers; more prestigious concerts – including opportunities to renovate businesses as well as private residential land; and even branded in-game offerings.

Initially, a good reputation is built in the same way as a good performance: pay attention to the likes and dislikes of the customer, and avoid going over budget. After a few promotions, you can also use social media to improve your professional reputation and even write design books to give that extra boost.

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