The Sims 3 University Life: Street Art
Tagging Walls and Painting Murals
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The Sims 3 University Life comes with the Street Art skill. Practicing this skill will naturally push your Sim's influence level with the Rebel social group. The new Avant Garde trait pairs well with this skill, boosting your Sim's skill gain rates and giving them a street art kit upon starting the game.
Leveling Street Art
Buy a street art bag from buy mode > study tab > hobbies and skills. They're cheap, but you won't be able to make much money early on. In fact, most jobs are risky and could cost you a $1,000 fine if your Sim gets arrested. The best way to level would probably be to use the ground/walls on your home lot to make small/medium murals, much as you'd level the painting skill for efficiency.
If you want to go about being a vandal, go for it. Your Sim will get a +10 24h Made Your Mark moodlet as a reward for the risk. The downside would be the fine or a -10 24h Being Watched moodlet.
Sims can also take a class in street art, draw on University whiteboards or read a skill book but ultimately, the best way is to simply practice and work on skill opportunities at the same time.
Street Art is not a big money-maker. After all, the paintings cannot be sold. At level 6, you earn the ability to go to city hall or the University Administration building and get commissions (skill opportunities). Taking up these jobs prevents your Sim from being arrested for doing the art and nets them skill xp and $1,000 on completion of the project.
Types of Street Art
Here are the types of street art, and when they're unlocked:
- Wall Tag - small (level 1), medium (level 3)
- Wall Mural - small (level 1), medium (level 4), large (level 7)
- Ground Mural - medium (level 1), large (level 5)
Your Sim will unlock the ability to get tips at level 2, but in practice this does not work out very well. At level 8, tips increase, with the final levels increasing the likelihood of masterpieces.
Street Art Skill Challenges
Unlocking the following is simple. Just make small wall murals or medium ground murals to increase the number of paintings you can do in a period of time. You'll make progress on the 30 you need for Precision Sprayer and have a good chance of getting your first masterpieces toward Always Wanted.
Make 5 street art masterpieces. You'll no longer get arrested when doing street art.
After finishing 10 murals, your Sim's chance of making a masterpiece goes up.
After finishing 30 street art projects, all future works will be completed 15% faster.
Commissions unlock at level 5, they're worth $2,000, can be done as many times as you like AND the small mural pay as much as a big one, so in half the time you make a painting on a easel you make a small mural and get $2000 garanteed, no matter the size or where you tag it.
I know I cannot change households, but I haven't tried moving. Not sure if I can but worth looking into it.
Could you share how I reset the town? Thanks!
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