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Choosing the Best Lifetime Wish

The Sims 3 Ambitions Walkthrough and Guide
 
 


Choosing the Best Lifetime Wish

It may not seem like it at the time but when you are creating each of your Sims the choice that you make for their Lifetime Wish is going to have a profound effect later on their life, since that is the ultimate goal that they are working towards!  It is, in its simplest term, the highest aspiration of your Sim, the purpose of their life, and the ultimate measure of happiness that they can obtain!  It is the best of what life can offer for them -- as far as they are concerned -- and as such it is not something that should be taken lightly or on a whim!

While it seems obvious you should take care in what you choose for each Sim as their Lifetime Wish because if you are playing the Sim the way that they are intended to be played, most of what they do in life will in one way or another relate to reaching that goal.  Really if you think about it the large chunk of Lifetime Happiness Points that it pays out is not really the point to it, or at least not the most important point.  The Tao of being, the Zen of the path towards that goal is the point!

Important Note: Some of the Lifetime Wishes are ONLY available when certain Traits are chosen, so for instance if you pick the customize Lifetime Wish button to get a list of all of them, some will not appear on the list since you have no Traits chosen, and some will only appear if specific Traits are chosen -- for instance you would need the bad Traits in order to get the Emperor of Evil Lifetime Wish.  That is why this part of the guide is so important, since it allows you to survey the Traits and Wishes in advance so that you have a good idea of what you need to be picking anyway.  Just saying...

You will want to carefully examine the wishes that are in the list below to pick the best wish for each Sim, bearing in mind that at least for their first career it will dominate their decisions in life.  So here is the list of Lifetime Wishes that are available to your Sims with the Base Game, World Adventures, and Ambitions expansions installed:

Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder
29,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Level 9 in the Science Career.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Angler, Green Thumb, Handy, Insane.

Become a Master Thief
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Attain Level 10 in the Criminal Career track (Thieves path).
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Kleptomaniac.

Become a Superstar Athlete
29,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get to the 9th Level of the Sports Career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Party Animal.

Become an Astronaut
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get promoted to 10th Level in the Military Career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Brave, Daredevil, Handy.

Bottomless Nectar Cellar
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Have at least 50 bottles in your Nectar Cellar totaling $50,000 Simoleons in value.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Green Thumb, Natural Cook, Snob.

CEO of a Mega-Corporation
27,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Make it to 8th Level in the Business Career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Charismatic, Schmoozer, Snob.

Celebrated Five-Star Chef
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Make it to Level 10 in the Culinary Career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Green Thumb, Natural Cook, Vegetarian.

Chess Legend
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Cap Logic Skill and reach the 5th Level -- Grand Master -- in Chess.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Computer Whiz, Genius.

Descendant of da Vinci
40,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Cap PaintingSkill, Sculpting Skill, and Inventing Skill.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Genius, Savvy Sculptor.

Emperor of Evil
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get to the 10th Level in the Criminal Career track (Evil path).
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Evil, Mean Spirited.

Fashion Phenomenon
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Stylist Profession.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Charismatic, Snob.

Firefighter Super Hero
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Save 30 Lives on the Job as a Firefighter.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Brave.

Forensics Specialist -- Dynamic DNA Profiler
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Law Enforcement Career track (Forensics path).
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Computer Whiz, Good.

Gold Digger
20,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: See the ghost of a rich dead spouse.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Commitment Issues, Evil, Insane, Mean Spirited.

Golden Tongue/Golden Fingers
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Max both Charisma and Guitar Skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Charismatic, Friendly, Virtuoso.

**Great Explorer
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Fully Explore 6 tombs in each travel destination.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Adventurous, Athletic, Brave, Daredevil.

Heartbreaker
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Sim must have 10 boyfriends or girlfriends.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Commitment Issues, Flirty, Great Kisser, Party Animal.

Hit Movie Composer
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points
Goal: Get to level 10 in the music career track (symphonic path)
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Genius, Hopeless Romantic,  Virtuoso

Home Design Hotshot
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Achieve 100 top reviews as an Architectural Designer.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic.

Illustrious Author
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Master both Painting and Writing skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Artistic, Bookworm, Loner.

International Super Spy
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get promoted to Level 10 in the Law Enforcement Career track (Special Agent path).
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Brave, Computer Whiz, Workaholic.

Jack of All Trades
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get to Level 5 in four different career tracks.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Commitment Issues, Workaholic.

Leader of the Free World
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get elected Level 10 in the Political career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambition, Charismatic, Friendly, Schmoozer.

Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
40,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Possess $100,000 Simoleons and obtain Celebrity Rank 5.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Charismatic, Star Quality.

Living in the Lap of Luxury
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Have a Family net worth of $100,000 Simoleons.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Artistic, Workaholic.

Martial Arts Master
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in Martial Arts and become a Grand Master.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Brave, Daredevil, Disciplined.

Master Acrobat
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Acrobat Profession.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Natural Born Performer.

Master of the Arts
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Max both the Painting and Guitar skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish:  Ambitious, Artistic, Virtuoso.

Master Magician
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Magician Profession.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Ambitious, Natural Born Performer.

Monster Maker
25,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Create 3 Monsters.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Genius.

Paranormal Profiteer
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Ghost Hunter Profession.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Eccentric.

Perfect Mind, Perfect Body
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Unlock Level 10 for the Logic and Athletic Skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Genius, Loves the Outdoors, Perfectionist.

Pervasive Private Eye
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Solve 35 Cases as a Private Investigator.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Perceptive.

Physical Perfection
27,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 for both Athletics and Martial Arts skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Athletic, Brave, Disciplined.

Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Have 13 Perfect Fish in fish bowls around your home.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Angler, Loves the Outdoors, Perfectionist.

Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Possess 50,000 Simoleons worth of stolen goods.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Kleptomaniac.

Private Museum
32,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Have a current relic collection worth at least $20,000 Simoleons.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Adventurous, Snob.

Professional Author
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points
Goal: Make $4,000 Simoleons a week in royalties from the Writing skill.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Bookworm, Couch Potato, Loner

Renaissance Sim
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Get 3 skills to Level 10.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Workaholic.

Rock Star
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in the Music career track (Rock path).
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Virtuoso, Party Animal.

Seasoned Traveler
60,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Obtain VISA level 3 for France, Egypt, and China.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Adventurous, Perfectionist.

Star News Anchor
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach the 10th Level of the Journalism career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Bookworm, Charismatic, Friendly.

Super Popular
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Obtain a total of 20 friends.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Charismatic, Friendly, Mooch, Party Animal, Schmoozer.

Surrounded by Family
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Raise 5 babies from Infant to teen.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Friendly, Family Oriented.

Swimming in Cash
35,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Have $50,000 Simoleons in the family bank.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish:  Ambitious, Frugal.

The Culinary Librarian
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Learn all available cooking recipes.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Natural Cook, Vegetarian.

The Perfect Garden
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points
Goal: Grow eight different kinds of perfect plants on you lot at the same time.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Green Thumb, Loves the Outdoors, Natural Cook, Perfectionist

The Tinkerer
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Max both the Logic and Handiness skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Computer Whiz, Genius, Handy.

Visionary
30,000 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Reach Level 10 in both the Painting and Photography skills.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Loves the Outdoors, Photographer's Eye.

World Class Gallery
32, 500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal: Take at least 10 Photos each from China, Egypt, and France to create a personal collection that has a value of at least 25,000 in your home.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Artistic, Photographer's Eye.

World-Renowned Surgeon
32,500 Lifetime Happiness Points.
Goal:Get promoted to level 10 in the medical career track.
Useful Traits for this Lifetime Wish: Bookworm, Friendly, Good, Workaholic.

-- Lifetime Wish Notes --

It is possible that we missed one of these -- if you see one in the game that we did not please let us know, but note that each expansion has additional Wishes and the listing above only applies to The Sims 3 Base Game, the World Adventures expansion, and the Ambitions expansion.



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