by: Sheri Newton
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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The Sims 3 has a very large variety of lifetime wishes available for you to create unique Sims that aspire to many different things. Sometimes though, Sims pick the wrong choice in life and need to start a new lifetime wish. Find out how to change your Sim’s wish with this guide!
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The Sims 3 Lifetime Wishes
The Sims 3 lets Sims have goals and aspirations. This is known as a “Lifetime Wish” and Sims strive to fulfill this wish. The wish isn’t necessarily associated with their career, though most are. When a Sim accomplishes their lifetime wish, they are awarded with a very large amount of “Lifetime Happiness Points” (even more points if the Sim also has the “Ambitious” trait).
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The Sims 3 Lifetime Wishes Available
Sims are all different, and just like real people, Sims want to fulfill different wishes in life to make them happy. Here are the current lifetime wishes available in The Sims 3:
Martial Arts Master – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
Master Mixologist – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
Master Romancer – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
Master of the Arts
Monster Maker – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
One Sim Band – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
Paranormal Profiteer –Ghost Hunter profession (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
Perfect Mind, Perfect Body
Pervasive Private Eye - (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
Physical Perfection – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium
Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
Private Museum – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
Seasoned Traveler – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
Sim-eater – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
Star News Anchor
Superstar Actor – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
Surrounded by Family
Swimming in Cash
The Perfect Garden – great for those that love plants!
Visionary – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
World Class Gallery – works with Photography skill (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
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How to Change Your Sim’s Lifetime Wish
If you want to change your Sim’s lifetime wish, it isn’t that difficult to do anymore. You will need to work on fulfilling some of their happiness wishes in order to gain 10,000 points to spend on the “Change Lifetime Wish” reward though. This reward allows you to change your Sim’s lifetime wish to whatever they want to pursue. The Change Lifetime Wish reward is available for Child Sims and older. It disappears as a choice though once you achieve your Sim’s lifetime wish.
With the update to The Sims 3 Late Night expansion pack, Sims now can change their Sims 3 lifetime wishes to anything they want. Before the Late Night expansion pack, Sims were only able to change their wish to one that went with their Sims 3 traits.