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More sensible badge gain

by gummilutt Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 3:13 AM - Updated 7th Aug 2017 at 2:36 AM by gummilutt : Typo
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For some reason, some of the badges are much harder to get than others. The cashiering badge gets a lot of hate for being slow, but the cosmetology badge is just as bad. Zarathustra mentioned on the forums that it takes a lot of makeovers, and come to think of it, it does take an awful lot. I crunched the numbers, and in an unmodded game it should take 111 makeovers to get a gold badge. 111!! It's ridiculous. No more!

What this does
In Maxis code, it takes an exponential amount of makeovers to increase badge level. With no badge, it takes 12 makeovers to get a bronze badge. It then takes nearly three times as many for the silver (31), and almost six times as many for the gold (66). Why Maxis, why?

This is a global mod that increases the gain from each makeover, so that Sims don't have to give quite as many to get a gold badge. It comes in two varieties. To understand how they differ it may be helpful to know how badges work. There are four levels, no badge, bronze, silver and gold badge. A Sim is awarded a bronze badge when they gain 333 points, a silver badge when they've reached 666 and a gold badge when they reach 1000.

Both versions cut the required number of makeovers down to one third of the original 111. Only use one version.

Maxis Match
In this version, gain rate continues to be higher the less experience the Sim has just like Maxis has it, but the rate is increased for all levels.
No badge - 48 points per makeover, total of 7 makeovers required
Bronze - 28 points per makeover, total of 12 makeovers required
Silver - 20 points per makeover, total of 17 makeovers required

In this version, gain rate gets better the more experience the Sim has.
No badge - 20 points per makeover, total of 17 makeovers required
Bronze - 28 points per makeover, total of 12 makeovers required
Silver - 48 points per makeover, total of 7 makeovers required

I made this version because to me, it makes more sense that they find it easier to improve their skill once they've learned the basics. With this version, it will take a Sim longer to get a bronze badge than it does in an unmodded game, but it will be significantly faster to get the silver badge so over all you will see less failed makeovers.

How to edit
In my usual tradition I am including instructions on how to edit this, in case you want different numbers than what I offer here. Requires SimPE.

Requires Open for Business. Compatible with all EPs and SPs released after OFB.

None that I know of. Will only conflict with other mods that change badge gain rate of cosmetology.

Does not conflict with joninmobile's No Bad Makeovers.

Zarathustra for the idea
Pescado for his smartercashier, that I looked at to see how he increased the speed of cashiering badge

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Type: Fixed Global Mods

Tags: #cosmetology, #makeover, #make, #over, #badge, #gain, #rate, #faster, #quicker, #ofb, #business, #salon, #hair, #stylist, #dresser