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The Materialist Trait Guide

A Sim with the Materialist trait believes money can buy happiness and becomes happier the more money spent on buy mode objects.

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Creating a Materialistic Sim

Complementary Traits

Any trait will work well with the Materialistic trait. The Frugal rewards trait will reduce the amount of bills the Sim will have to pay by 25%. This trait is good for a Sim that will be purchasing a lot of items.

Conflicting Traits

There are no conflicting traits.

Aspirations

The perfect aspiration for a Sim with the materialistic trait is:

  • Manson Baron

This is because the aspiration focuses on purchasing items. Also, when Sims complete the aspiration, they get rewarded for spending money.

The worst aspiration for a Sim that is materialistic is the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration. This aspiration focuses on saving money and building up the household funds rather than spending money.

Careers

The perfect career choice for a Sim that is Materialistic is Business. Materialistic Sims gain career performance twice as fast as other Sims.

Skills

Any skill would benefit from the Sim having a materialistic trait. The Happy Moodlet the trait provides gives you a quick way to get to the Very state of any emotion just by buying items in build mode.

Mischief Skill

  • Sims with the trait are 10% more likely to have success when sending spam money requests.

Materialistic Trait Description

The official description from the trait states:

These Sims can Admire and Brag about Possessions and become Sad when they haven’t purchased a new item for a period of time.

When you first perform an action with a materialistic Sim you get a notification that more insight on the trait. It reads:

[Sim’s Name] is Materialistic. Materialistic Sims need to buy new things and enjoy admiring and discussing their belongings.

Admire Possessions

Sims with the Materialistic trait are able to admire any new objects they purchase. The strength of the Moodlet from admiring the items depends on how much the items cost. Sims can only use this interaction on objects when there is no Moodlet present. The Moodlets for this trait are very powerful.

Brag about Possessions

Sims can brag about their possessions to other Sims. This social will provide a bump to the social need as well as to the relationship bar. It is a great way to discover if a Sim is also materialistic.

Sad When New Item Not Purchased

Although the description states the Sim will receive a sad Moodlet. The Sim actually receives a tense Moodlet.

Socials & Interactions

The new socials and interactions the Materialistic trait bring allow for a good amount of personality for the Sim. These socials and interactions include:

  • Brag about Possessions
    • Medium social need gain
    • Medium friendship gain
    • Discover a Sim is Materialistic
    • A Sim will discover that the Sim is Materialistic
  • Complain about TV Size
    • Medium social need gain
    • Medium friendship gain
    • Discover a Sim is Materialistic
  • Fishing – 25% better chance of finding treasure
  • Spam Money Requests – 10% better chance of being successful

Moodlets

The Materialistic Sim can get very powerful Moodlets depending on the cost of the item.

MoodletDescription
Happy +1
4 hours
Less than 250 Simoleans
I Love Things!
There’s a certain special joy in basking in the newness of one’s recent purchases.
Happy +2
4 hours
Between 250 and 500 Simoleans
I Love Things!
There’s a certain special joy in basking in the newness of one’s recent purchases.I Love Things!
Happy +3
4 hours
More than 500 Simoleans
I Love Things!
There’s a certain special joy in basking in the newness of one’s recent purchases.
Tense +1
2 hours
Stale Surroundings
Materialistic Sims get a little tense if they haven’t admired something they just bought recently.

Whims

The whims for this trait are what someone would expect a materialistic Sim to have.

WhimPoints
Buy an Object Worth [1000 or greater]50
Buy an Object Worth [500 or greater]50
Admire Possessions25
Brag about Possessions10

Missed Opportunities

  • The tense Moodlet to last until a Sim purchases an item
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Published by Ruby Sykes

I am just a Sim trapped in a world of other Sims.

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