Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

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Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by twinmum » 15 Feb 2014, 19:28

I have completed these sets countless time before, been stuck on this round for weeks now. I keep getting so frustrated i stop playing for a few days then try again. On both of them my sims just are not coming up with the third box on the first row. I have tried making one of the sims 'forget' the hobby and start fresh and it has not helped. I need to keep one sim at L6 to be able to craft all of the items to keep re-collecting the sets quickly right? .... Well i say quickly ..... Lol

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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by Rosewood Debi » 15 Feb 2014, 20:18

My daughter and I were talking about this last night! I can complete a woodworking set a couple of times a day and just pick my game up a few times during each day. It can take me many days to do a figure skating card. I've counted over 5 days at times to get the last medal. It's almost a waste of time hobby for me and I even built a nice snow park for my Sims! My daughter has the opposite problem. She gets most of her LP from skating. You always need to keep one Sim at the highest level of course to be able to get all the grids full, but I switch other Sims around all the time because they earn LP and town value just leveling up again! It's very random whether the grid fills easily or not and very different for every player it seems! Skating is frustrating for me,but nothing I have done has helped fill the card more quickly!
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by travneva » 15 Feb 2014, 23:13

I can usually repeat the woodworking and skating hobbies collections every night, but yeah there does always seem to be that one collection item that is difficult to get. I'm having trouble repeating the fishing collection. Been at it for two days and still have the first and third rows empty. Seems like 90% of the time I catch the breaking bad fishes.
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by scarletbegonias » 16 Feb 2014, 05:14

I hate skating, I have two skaters at 100% skating simultaneously and they just do not ever find new medals. ive been trying to get the last medal for days now and its not popping up. ive completed the grid only a few times.

I also like to have 5 sims doing fashion design and 5 doing woodworking but this weird thing keeps happening where all 5 sims will make the same item at the same time. What's the point of having so many doing fashion design to get 5 striped shirts at the same time over and over -_-

wood working has been the best as far as filling the grid quickly but its really not that quick. :\ ill be lucky to fill the grid once in an hour with 5 sims doing 4 minute intervals. I don't get it.

eta: I will never fish ever again either. What a nightmare! I almost exclusively just get the breaking bad fish too :lol:
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by penlopej » 16 Feb 2014, 06:10

I have also found that there is a problem with figure skating and also ghost hunting. Because of the baby glitch, I have 10 sims ghost hunting and about 14 doing figure skating. Generally this works very well in getting XP's and LP's but I find that at some point I am stuck on getting the last medal or ghost. The only way around it is to spend 3 LP's on a lucky spin that almost always unlocks the last goal. After that the game is fine (for a while). Annoying though and a waste of LP's.

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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by SeekerDraconis » 16 Feb 2014, 06:41

I am having the same problem with fishing! :evil: I don't normally do fishing but I am trying to collect LP for the up coming quilting quests, so I currently have my Sims doing all the hobbies. But I can't complete the fishing grid. My master fishersim has been trying to catch that last fish for the past five days and nothing. And I am doing the 4 min option. And this isn't the old problem with fishing where your sim kept catching the same fish over and over again. My fishersim has caught every single fish, several times, except that final fish that he needs to complete the grid.
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by hiser1974 » 16 Feb 2014, 07:01

twinmum wrote:-snip- I need to keep one sim at L6 to be able to craft all of the items to keep re-collecting the sets quickly right? .... Well i say quickly ..... Lol
No, you don't. Once you have unlocked all the items on the grid they stay unlocked even if all your sims would start the hobby from level 1. But it still can be wise to keep one sim at maximum level for each hobby just in case a special hobby related quest pops up, just like the fishing one in January. That way you don't need to level up a sim first.

I just had a bad run with 2 hobbies at once. With skating, I don't even know how long it took to finally get the last medal.
And the same happened at the same time with woodworking. It took much longer then usual to fill the grid.
Very annoying especially now the woodworking hobby doesn't pay out as well as before. It makes it feel pretty useless when you doing an hour of it and gain nothing.

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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by telemwill » 17 Feb 2014, 16:30

Fishing is the one that is broken for me. I don't even know how long it has been since I last finished a card. It is always the mutant fish I catch. Skating and diving are working the best for me now.
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by mommacude » 17 Feb 2014, 21:13

telemwill wrote:Fishing is the one that is broken for me. I don't even know how long it has been since I last finished a card. It is always the mutant fish I catch. Skating and diving are working the best for me now.
I wish I was a high enough level to build the community center so I could try some of these hobbies! I was just given advice to do the fashion designing to get points. I've been spending all my time gardening! Ooops! :lol:

I really want to be able to do the skating and woodworking, etc.
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Re: Problem with skating and woodwork set completion

Post by syeirahu » 17 Feb 2014, 21:51

mommacude wrote:I wish I was a high enough level to build the community center so I could try some of these hobbies! I was just given advice to do the fashion designing to get points. I've been spending all my time gardening! Ooops! :lol:

I really want to be able to do the skating and woodworking, etc.
I'm currently in the middle of the weather machine quest, so haven't unlocked the snow park yet, but I managed to get one sim to level 6 figure skating by having her practice at a neighbour's rink. It was hard slogging, though, haha.

And I just recently built the community centre, but before that I did the same thing - sent a sim to practice woodworking in a neighbour's town. In retrospect I should've built the community centre sooner ... before they slashed the woodworking rewards. Boo.
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