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The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career review!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 16:23

Patricia has written a review about the Acrobat career in The Sims 3 Showtime. Go check it out. Thanks Patricia!

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

The Sims 3 - Career Acrobat Review

Hello there, and welcome to my review about the career: Acrobat! Happy
My name is Kerry Kasmir. I am a citizen of the city Starlight Shores.

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

I never really knew before what I wanted to do in my life. I live together with my best friend, we both had a normal job from 9 to 5. However, I did wanted to try out something new. My best friend told me about becoming an Acrobat.

Hint: You can become an Acrobat by looking for the career on the computer, or in the daily newspaper.

Since I was young my body has always been flexible so being an Acrobat wouldn't be any problem for me. But I knew I had a long way to go before reaching the top. Luckily I was able to stick with my career till the end and I can tell you all about it. Have fun with my review! Happy

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Important skills

Let's begin with the skills that are necessary with this career. To start off with the atletics skill. This is the most important one for you to train.

By training your atletics skill you will go as a fast train through the levels of your career. But don't let this easy way fool you. Because there is also a secret 'performers' skill. You can only train the secret performers skill by practicing all your Acrobat tricks as often as possible. If you don't practice your tricks you can go sky rocket through your career with training your atletics skill, but you will fail often on stage because you never really practiced your tricks. You will be totally ashamed everytime you fail a trick. The shame-moodlet will last up to 10 minutes each time you fail.

So remember when training for this career, keep practicing. No matter if you reached level 10 and you are able to perform on stage in 'Los Suenos Private Club', if you fail all the time your public won't like you a bit, and neither will you. :worry:

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Hint: as an Acrobat you will work with fire sometimes (or a lot :P). This may set you up in fire but it will never kill you. Except for your hair maybe. :-o

Hygiene

No matter how weird it sounds, I would like to warn future Acrobats for one thing. Being an Acrobat will force a lot from your power and endurance. It will cause for you to sweat like crazy. So you might want to leave the stage as soon as your done to go home and take a good shower. Forget about the talks after your show, people don't like smelly Sims. :blah:

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Hint: if you do feel like babbling with your fans or ask the public how they liked your show, it might be a good idea to buy a lot of 'Shower in a can' when you are in Egypt. This is a object you can take with you and use right after your show. It will allow you to have nice chats with the public after your performance. Happy (You do need the expansion pack 'World Adventures' in order to buy Shower in a can.)

Career levels

Here you will find all the titles that come with the career levels for Acrobat. I also added the standard weekly loan that comes with it. You will get paid on each Sunday 12:00 PM.

Level 1: Aspiring Mime - §275
Level 2: Novice Juggler - §340
Level 3: Performance Artist - §400
Level 4: Contortionist - §525
Level 5: Ace of Agility - §650
Level 6: Novice Balancer - §850
Level 7: Master of Balance - §1,125
Level 8: Firefly - §1,475
Level 9: Fire Dancer - §1,850
Level 10: Master Acrobat - §2,475

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Extra's:
Level 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9 will give you a (new) outfit.
Level 6 will give you the Balance Ball, it will be put in your personal inventory.
Level 8 will give you the Giant Ring of Fire, it will be put in your personal inventory.

Hint: with the Giant Ring of Fire you are able to choose 3 colours as fire. You can choose between blue, green or purple fire.

Locations available for performance

Available at:
Level 2: Park
Level 3: Coffeehouse
Level 5: Live Show
Level 7: Private
Level 8: Big Show

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Arranging Performance

Not everybody might know you have to arrange your own performance, no matter if you're a Singer/Acrobat/Magician. There are several type of locations where you can arrange it. From a Big Show to a Park. On every location there is a 'venue's proprietor'. You can do an audition for them and they will tell you whether you're good enough to perform on their location, or not.

Under the header 'Locations available for performance' you can read where you can audition and perform on which level. You can go to the location you have in mind, go inside to see if the venue's proprietor is working. They all have their own times of being available on their location. But you can also stand outside the building and call the venue's proprietor outside, if he/she is available at that moment.

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

You can choose on holding an audition for the venue's proprietor, if your career level is high enough he/she will allow you to perform on their location. But becareful, even if you have career level 10 the venue's proprietor can still refuse you to perform on the location. Don't let it scare you though, and don't let it demotivate you! Just keep on practicing on performing on other stages you are allowed to perform, or play for tips in the park. You will be able to perform in the big places one you, if you keep up the practicing. Happy

Your stage setup

If you did manage to arrange a performance for yourself you will have to go to the stage in time that day. Because you have to set up your stage.

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

You will go into the buy modus and see all the stage decorations that are available for you to buy and use. Through Simport you are able to unlock even more stage decortions if you want to. By letting your friends artists perform in your game, or send your own artist to your friends.

Hint: think carefully of your stage setup. When your stage setup mixes well with the theme you have in mind it will help giving you a great performance. Happy

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

Earning money as Acrobat

Untill you reach the top of being a Acrobat you still have a long way to go. Especially at the beginning your loan will be very skinny. You won't get paid per day like you do when you have a normal job. You will only get paid once per week, on the Sunday at 12 PM.

Till the end of your career you will have to find other ways earning money so you can keep buying food and other things you like. At least untill you can enter the big locations to give some huge and awemsome gig. I have put the following ideas for you to earn some extra bucks for yourself. Happy

  • Performing for tips (find the newest hotspot through your newspaper to have a big audience)
  • Perform at the Park or in a Coffeehouse (the more often you give a legendary performance the sooner it will become a steady location to perform)
  • Enter every SimFest in town
  • Don't forget to invite artists from your friends (they can bring in some nice money)
  • Send your own artist to your friends (it will earn you money and unlock new stage objects)
  • Fullfil opportunities (you will also get opportunities that go along with your career)

At last but not least

There we are, at the end of my review already.
I hope you all became a bit wiser from my review with all the experience I've got so far. Happy

Lastly I would really like to tell our new and future Acrobats that you should never, ever, ever stop practicing with your tricks. Because no matter how good you are, you never stop learning. Wink

Also I have to keep on practicing and I will do that right now. Suul, suul Happy

The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career
The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career
The Sims 3 Showtime: Acrobat Career

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