Bot arena is a career featured in The Sims 3: Into the Future. Sims can be employed from the newspaper, computer, or plumbot competition arena. This is one of the only two career tracks that Sims can be employed in Oasis Landing, with the other being astronomer career. While this career requires bot building skill to advance, only one of the career branches needs it. The first five levels before choosing a career branch only require mood and relationship with boss as performance factors, making it quite easy for advancement.
This career has two branches, which are arena mechanic and arena official. Arena mechanic branch requires Sims to master bot building skill as well as perform professional tune-ups to plumbots. Arena official branch requires Sims to master charisma skill as well as promote the competitions to other Sims. Additionally, only the arena official branch has coworkers. Once Sims reach level 6 of either branch, there's no need to build relationship with the boss anymore.
On entering the arena mechanic branch, Sims gain the ability to perform professional tune ups for plumbots, which is also one of the performance factors. Plumbots who receive a professional tune up will receive higher maintenance need, and benefit the "Tuned for Competition" moodlet that increases chance to win a plumbot competition. Sims will also gain double amount of money from performing professional tune ups than regular ones. As Sims reach the top of the career in this branch, they can oversee competition production on plumbot competition arena between 5 PM and 11 PM, that lasts for 2 hours. Sims will be rewarded money between §1,000 and §3,000.
In the arena official branch, Sims must promote competitions to other Sims for their performance factor. At the top of the branch, Sims can scout plumbot prospect that lets Sims assess a plumbot's quality, number of trait chips, and mood, which will reward Sims money based on those factors. If the plumbot has any of the following trait chips, it will also add more bonus to the money reward:
- Algorithmic artist
- Office drone
- Mood adjuster
- Holo projector
- Fear of humans (this trait chip will reduce the amount of bonus instead)
Basically, the reward from scouting plumbot prospect would range from §200 to §1,000. After being scouted, the plumbot will be forced to visit the plumbot competition arena.
- Performance tones
- Business as Usual
- Work Hard - Increases performance faster but adds stress.
- Take It Easy - Increases fun but lowers performance.
- Meet Competitors - Meets new coworkers.
- Share Tips with Competitors - Builds relationship with coworkers.
- Suck Up to Boss - Builds relationship with the boss.
- Tinker with Spare Parts - Increases bot building skill.
- Practice Catch Phrases - Increases charisma skill.
|Bot Arena Career Levels|
|1) Clean Up Crew|
|The Bot Arena is a magical place, where dreams can be built or flattened. You're just on the Clean Up Crew right now, but prove your worth and the sky's the limit!||S M T W T F S||§30/hour|
|01:00 - 07:00
|2) Scrap Organizer|
|(Sim Name)'s talent for sweeping up spare bolts caught the supervisor's eye. He / She's been promoted to Scrap Organizer, in case anyone needs a spare part.||S M T W T F S||§33/hour|
|19:00 - 02:00
|3) Sensor Buffer|
|Having earned some respect, (Sim Name) is trusted to handle actual competing Plumbots! As a Sensor Buffer, he / she will be handling the simplest of parts.||S M T W T F S||§38/hour|
|13:00 - 21:00
|4) Safety Inspector|
|After working long hours, (Sim Name) can finally drop the buffing rag. As a Safety Inspector, he / she'll ensure all those fine machines are treated humanely.||S M T W T F S||§54/hour|
|11:00 - 19:00
|5) Bot Technician|
|(Sim Name)'s knowledge of Plumbot systems earned him / her a promotion to Bot Technician, along with a shiny new Plumbot-themed Holo Sprite!||S M T W T F S||§86/hour|
|10:00 - 17:00
|Perk: Unlocks Roboid sprite for holo disc.|
Arena mechanic branch
|Bot Arena Career Levels - Arena Mechanic Branch|
|6) Arena Pit Crew Member|
|As a certified Arena Pit Crew Member, (Sim Name) is one of many Sims maintaining a competitive Plumbot. He / she's qualified to perform Professional Tune Ups!||S M T W T F S||§167/hour|
|11:00 - 17:00
|Mood||Bot Building 0-3|
|Perk: Ability to professional tune up plumbots. Unlocks Tinker with Spare Parts performance tone.|
|7) Pro Team Probie|
|Many Arena Plumbots compete, but only a few are truly elite. (Sim Name) has been hired for a prestigious Bot team: he / she's a Pro Team Probie!||S M T W T F S||§217/hour|
|12:00 - 18:00
|Mood||Bot Building 2-5|
|8) Team Mechanic|
|(Sim Name) has proved his / her worth on a professional Bot team. Those coveted mechanical skills earned him / her a promotion to Team Mechanic.||S M T W T F S||§350/hour|
|13:00 - 18:00
|Mood||Bot Building 4-7|
|9) Crew Chief|
|Leadership is necessary for success, even amongst dedicated professionals. (Sim Name) has been promoted to Crew Chief, responsible for the whole maintenance crew!||S M T W T F S||§400/hour|
|13:00 - 18:00
|Mood||Bot Building 6-10|
|10) Senior Engineer|
|Legends aren't born; they're built, like the best Plumbots. As the new Senior Engineer, (Sim Name) has a long list of responsibilities, including Overseeing Competition Production. Show 'em how it's done!||S M T W T F S||§750/hour|
|10:00 - 14:00
|Perk: Ability to oversee competition production at the plumbot competition arena.|
Arena official branch
|Bot Arena Career Levels - Arena Official Branch|
|6) Flag Dropper|
|(Sim Name)'s still learning about Arena management, but for now he / she's been given a job as a Flag Dropper. Promotional work on the side is expected.||S M T W T F S||§167/hour|
|13:00 - 19:00
|Perk: Ability to promote competitions. Unlocks Practice Catch Phrases performance tone.|
|7) Competition Judge|
|After dropping the flag to start many Bot contests, (Sim Name) is promoted to Competition Judge. Finally, he / she'll get to handle the ends of competitions instead!||S M T W T F S||§217/hour|
|14:00 - 20:00
|8) Arena Announcer|
|Who really cares about those Sims scuttling around the Arena, yelling and waving flags? (Sim Name) would much rather have his / her newest position: Arena Announcer!||S M T W T F S||§350/hour|
|13:00 - 18:00
|9) Plumbot Promoter|
|Plumbots may be machines, but they still need representation! As management's newest Plumbot Promoter, (Sim Name) stands out without needing to don exorbitant hair products!||S M T W T F S||§400/hour|
|14:00 - 19:00
|10) Arena Commissioner|
|(Sim Name) has worked everywhere in the Bot Arena industry and seen everything. As Arena Commissioner, his / her biggest duty is the scouting of fresh Bot prospects.||S M T W T F S||§750/hour|
|12:00 - 16:00
|Perk: Ability to scout plumbot prospect.|