I started with the easy stuff first. Order a drink at a bar – no problem!
While I was there, I made friends with some ghosts. I knew “Befriend a ghost and invite them to join your household” was going to be one of the hard parts of this challenge.
I made absolutely shameless use of the “friendship photo” bug. This… let’s call it a “feature.” This feature gives you +5 relationship score for each photo you take of or with another Sim. You can take 5 photos in each photo session. Therefore, 4 photo sessions and your relationship with that Sim is at 100. Presto!
(This feature is such a notorious exploit that people have actually developed mods to counteract it.)
The other hard part of this Scenario is keeping your Sim awake for five days. The instant I looked away from the screen, Peppino took a nap.
This is when I learned to have Peppino drink a Sleep Replacement Potion whenever his Sleep need turned yellow. This ended up being about one Sleep Replacement Potion a day. At 400 Satisfaction Points per potion, the cost added up fast.
Luckily I discovered you can buy a potion on another Sim, place it in the world, and instruct your Sim to either drink it or put it in their inventory. Yay teamwork!
To fulfill the “work 3 night shift” Scenario requirement, I signed Peppino up for the Criminal career. This career path starts you out on night shift. Plus Peppino has the Kleptomaniac trait, so it seemed like a natural choice.
In between working night shift, drinking Sleep Replacement Potion, and taking a crapton of selfies with ghosts, I had Peppino paint at the easel. This is a great way to park your Sim, because in my experience, they almost never cancel the “Paint at Easel” interaction autonomously.
Peppino really took to painting! Soon, he was cranking out Masterpiece after Masterpiece.
Including this truly incredible take on Magritte’s famous painting. I sold most of Peppino’s paintings, but I am definitely keeping this one!