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Picked upload! Ancient Navigation Major

by billielith Posted 16th Jun 2010 at 12:35 PM - Updated 12th Sep 2017 at 8:28 AM by billielith
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This download is a custom major. This means that you will need the MajorsMadeEasier mod by FrikaC installed in order to use the download in your game.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Ancient Navigation is the art of setting sails on the high seas, like in ancient times. Learn everything you need to know about navigation and combat, and even the art of negociation. This is precious knowledge for all kinds of navigators; merchants, explorers and battle fleets alike. Will you use it for good, or evil?

Cloned from: Literature
Unique GUID: 0x003ECF03
Doesn't override any major.
Has been tested several times. Works sooo well, I decided to educate all my future pirates, traders and adventurers now.

Custom icon made by me : it's a sextant.

Appropriate careers did follow to go with this, and the skills you gain are also super-useful for many other careers (Maxis or not). I use it alot in my game because of the great opportunities to build the most interesting skills (who wants to spend their time cooking or cleaning in college??). I like to get my sims good charisma, brains and muscle while they have time on their hands.

Focused skills: Mechanical, Body, Charisma, Creativity.

Why these skills?

The first thing to a navigator is to be good at controlling their ship. Manoeuvering a ship, with the sails and everything, requires to understand how it works, lol. Ships are complicated devices.

A great body constitution is essential for sailing, for combat and for general endurance to physical factors such as those likely met on the high seas. Weather, animals, enemies, etc.

For your leadership towards your crew, and if you want your name in the History books of your descendants. If you want to be a respected, famous ship Captain instead of a random guy part of the crew, boost your Charisma.

To be able to find solutions to unusual problems. To often come up with new strategies. Useful to get ahead in battle and other competitive aspects of life.

You will need FrikaC's Majors Made Easier mod to use my custom major in your game:

= = =

(1)Freshman 1:
Introduction to Ancient Navigation:
Why the telescope is your best friend
1 pm - 3 pm

(2)Freshman 2:
Shipwrecks: What NOT to do
9 am - 11 am

(3)Sophomore 1:
Night-time navigation:
How to read your way in the stars
11h pm - 2h am

(4)Sophomore 2:
Screws, lenses and mirrors:
What's a sextant and how to make your own
11 am - 1 pm

(5)Junior 1:
Practical classes:
A whole semester at sea on a real ship
2pm - 5pm

(6)Junior 2:
Negotiation & Accounting:
How to swindle your friends with a smile
7 am - 9 am

(7)Senior 1:
Gunnery: How to turn "boom" into "BOOOOMMMMM!!!"
5h pm - 8h pm

(8)Senior 2:
Duels: Tactics to avoid dying at the tip of a sword
5h pm - 8h pm

For more informations about each class, I invite you to check the pictures I joined in the bin.

You'll have fun seeing how certain classes improve your sim's mood and others deplete it. Gunnery, for example, is a messy class to follow, as students are in contact with a real cannon, and as training they have to carry dirty, heavy cannonballs! But it's fun to be in direct contact with powerful artillery. I'll let you discover the rest.

Have fun! I know your sims will.

Need special sims to go with this?

Try my Pirate girl, Catherine
there's also my Pirate guys, Barbarossa & Black Beard, or my other navigators, six amazing Sailors!
You can easily turn them into Young Adults in Bodyshop, and then they'll be ready to study this.

There was a typo in the word 'Negotiation', it has been fixed with the help of Sophie-David. Thank you for noticing! Please download the fixed version if you don't want typos in your sim's college stuff.

For information on anything you see in the pictures, please leave a message or PM me. It should all be easy to find on MTS2 though.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Whiterider for the amazing tutorial!! :D
Thanks to MTS for making this a Picked Upload! :D
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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BillieLith_Major_AncientNavigation.zip 3.3 KB 1,308 16th Jun 2010
BillieLith_Major_AncientNavigation_August2012_TypoFixed.zip 3.3 KB 652 6th Aug 2012
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Major type: Historical Realistic

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