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Historian Career

by joninmobile Posted 29th Nov 2009 at 11:35 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2010 at 5:50 AM by joninmobile
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I've written a brand new career for you to enjoy! It's the Historian Career for adults.

This career has 9 chance cards completed. This career will not overwrite any custom or Maxis careers because it has it's own unique GUID. This career is EP ready. I hope you enjoy it!

Here is an example of a chance card question:

Here is a run-down of all career levels:

1. Freelance Numismatic
wages: 120
days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun

As a Freelance Numismatic, you are a new studier of coins, currency, and cash. It's your job to scour the local antique shops searching for the best and rarest coins (in mint condition of course). The best coins are in the most obscure places, so you should really search the town for good dealers. Bear in mind, that some shops will take advantage of you, and try to offer you something that would not turn a larger profit for you. Even the unassuming "Mom and Pop" type shop owners can be cut-throat scam artists!

2. Cashier At Coinporium Antique Mall
wages: 168
days: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

As a cashier at the Coinporium Antique Mall, it's now your job to ring up customers interested in purchasing coins. You must know what you are talking about if they ask questions about the condition and property of the coins, so you must memorize everything about all the coins in the store, their mint release, their materials, and any history about them that is pertinent. A good way to be able to work with customers is to increase your charisma skill, and a good way to know what you are talking about is to increase your logic skill.

3. Librarian
wages: 182
days: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun

As a librarian, you will be in charge of restocking bookshelves with returned books, and answering questions about the books. You will also be in charge of a history class that will be held at the library. The history class is mainly for elementary and middle school students, with a few high school students. Be sure to increase your film and literature enthusiasm before coming to work by reading novels at home, and watching televison.

4. Community Center History Teacher
wages: 242
days: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

You are a Community Center History Teacher. You will be teaching classes at the local Community Center on American History. Your students are mainly adults looking for enrichment, and college students looking to gain extra credit. Be sure to increase your logic skills, so that you will know what you are talking about when teaching the class.

5. High School History Teacher
wages: 308
days: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

The local High Shchool was so impressed with your work as a library History class teacher, and Community Center teacher that they decided to offer you a job as a High School history teacher. You will be enriching the minds of the students preparing for college. Logic, charisma, and creativity skills are a must in order to succeed in this crucial stage of your career.

6. Apraiser
wages: 469
days: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

As an apraiser, it's your job to travel with the antique road show. You will be putting a value to the antiques that people bring to the road show. You have a vast area of knowledge on the subject of history now, and you really know how to define the correct modern-day price of antiques. Most of the items up for apraisal date back as far as the late 17th Century, and come from all areas of the world. Be sure to increase your literature enthusiasm at home by reading novels.

7. Historical Author
wages: 812
days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Does Abraham Lincolon's ghost still haunt The White House to this day? Why does his ghost haunt The White House? Why did the maker of Chocolate Clusters choose the name Chocolate Clusters? Whatever happened to Sim City in the roaring 90's? The answer to all of these questions and more will be answered by You in your new books on World History.

8. History Radio Show Host
wages: 1,208
days: Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun

You are now hosting the History radio talk show called History, Herstory, Simstory, and the roots of the past in Sim City. It's your job to take calls with questions on the History of Sim City, and how it relates to modern day sims culture. Youv'e gained a lot of knowledge on the subject of history to be able to provide intelligent answers to any callers with burning questions. You should have a firm understanding of social studies, and current events, as well as the past. You can increase your knowledge by watching the news at home, and gaining even more logic skill.

9. College Professor
wages: 1,330
days: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Now you are a college professor who deals in teaching history to the young minds of your University neighborhood. You are required to grade thesis papers, give lectures on the history of Sim City, and write up final exam test papers. All of your previous knowledge of history has culminated to this point in your career. You are almost to the top of your career! Be sure to get in the know of any recent discoveries uncovered by archeologists. You want to be the most well-bred and knowledgeable professor on campus!

10. National History Channel Televison Host
wages: 4,170
days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

You are now the most knowledgable and experienced Historian in all of the sim world. Because of your great achievements in the field of History, you have been asked to host the National History Channel Specials that air for all of sim City to see. Your viewers include nearly 2 million everyday from the areas of Pleasantview, Veronaville, Riverblossom Hills, Disederta Valley, Strangetown, Bella Donna Cove, and 3 custom neighborhoods!

Seen above is the Icon. The icon was extracted from the History Major from University, and made into a propper career icon by me.

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#2 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 12:18 AM
Thank you! If computers had not been invented, I think I would have ended up a historian. Now my sims can have that experience. BTW, what is the career reward item?

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Original Poster
#3 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 12:32 AM
the career reward is a polygraph
Forum Resident
#4 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 2:23 AM
Hah, fun idea. Thanks!
#5 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 3:25 AM
I love this idea. It's very interesting. I needed another career choice for my super-smart sims. Thanks.
Mad Poster
#6 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 10:29 AM
WOW ! It looks great and funny toplay with ! Thanks for this new career
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 11:58 AM
Oh my God, thank you so much! History is my favourite subject and now my Sims can enjoy a History career. But I do have a question: if I choose the History major in Sims University, will it give my Sims a head start in this career?
Thank you
Original Poster
#8 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 2:41 PM
I'm not sure, you can test it out for me and see.
#9 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 9:37 PM
Great idea for a new career. Thank you so much for sharing.
Zombie Socks
#10 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 9:45 PM
Wooooow! This is great! I can't wait to see it in-game!

Nintendork Island | Please call me WWW!| Despite what avatar says, loves all of mts <3
Test Subject
6th Dec 2009 at 11:30 AM
This message has been deleted by Vieni. Reason: Thanks joninmobile, I just read the chance card question and straight away I wanted to download it! I'm sure this is going to
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Dec 2009 at 11:32 AM
oops, sorry that other one went wrong and when I started to write the reason I accidently pressed something wrong and that came up. -points to other post-


Thanks joninmobile, I just read the chance card question and straight away I wanted to download it! I'm sure this is going to be a great career in-game! This is making me want to play sims in university now! I think I'm going to see your other downloads!
Test Subject
#12 Old 6th Dec 2009 at 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by Vieni
oops, sorry that other one went wrong and when I started to write the reason I accidently pressed something wrong and that came up. -points to other post-


Thanks joninmobile, I just read the chance card question and straight away I wanted to download it! I'm sure this is going to be a great career in-game! This is making me want to play sims in university now! I think I'm going to see your other downloads!

Sorry, this is my first time posting so nothings going right! It's supposed to be a Post Thanks one, but it's coming up as a feedback type one! Sorry Joninmobile! Also, I just read it again and saw it was a career, not a university...major?
Original Poster
#13 Old 6th Dec 2009 at 11:40 PM
Yes, this is a career. You already have a University major of History in your game, that came with University EP.
#14 Old 13th Dec 2009 at 2:21 AM
This is great, especially that I can use it without loosing custom careers! It looks like you did great work with all the details like chance cards. Thank you!
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 4:42 PM
This looks like a great career mod -- if you do an update, though, I would fix the following typos (I haven't gotten to some of these in game yet, but I'm guessing that if they're in your description they may also be in the file... if not, ignore me ):

- I think it's always spelled "appraiser" (with two Ps), I checked and couldn't find many instances of "apraiser" in any dictionary.
- Abraham Lincoln instead of Abraham Lincolon
- Sim City instead of sim City in the last paragraph
- You've instead of Youv'e in #8
- This is just a nitpick, but I noticed that you use the phrase "know what you are talking about" three or four times. Maybe you can replace a couple of those instances with something more career-specific or descriptive.

Nice work! I hope you do more careers in the future.
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th Jan 2010 at 9:26 PM
The correct term for the first career level should be "Freelance Numismatist" instead of "Freelance Numismatic". You may want to change this if you do any updates. Just a suggestion.
#17 Old 7th Jan 2010 at 9:55 PM

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#18 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 3:42 AM
To add onto the above, you spelled Desiderata wrong.

“Nihil sacrum in comoedia.”
Mad Poster
#19 Old 29th Jan 2010 at 11:19 PM
Well, you may not be a good speller, but you sure write a fun career. I laughed so hard, especially at "History Radio Talk Show Host." If only there were such a radio program. Anyway, LOVE this career and can't wait to try! Thanks!!
Test Subject
#20 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 12:45 AM
Thank you so much for this! I'm such a history freak and now my sim self can enjoy the career! And Librarian is on there! YESSS!!! Anyways, thanks for this, I love it!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 6:59 PM
I love it! BUT there's a problem. You need to change to mention of ANY and ALL real countries to SimNation, because that's the fictional country that Sims were made to live in, as not to be biased and not to have to waste money on translators. If you change that, I think I just might download it.
Test Subject
#22 Old 16th May 2010 at 11:04 AM
Thanks so much for this mod! How do you make the careers? It looks so hard!
Original Poster
#23 Old 17th May 2010 at 5:37 AM
Careers are easy! I created a video tutorial on careers Here and another one on career icon making Here
Field Researcher
#24 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 1:29 AM
I was wishing for something like this. Thanks a bunch!
Original Poster
#25 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 1:37 AM
Woo! Another picked upload for me! Yay! My first picked career. .
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