Talent badges, first introduced in The Sims 2: Open for Business, represent a Sim's experience in a given field. There are four discrete levels of experience: no badge, bronze, silver, and gold. All Sims start with no badges at all, except for Servos, who can start with a random assortment of badges when they are activated, PlantSims, who have a gold badge in gardening, and Bigfoot, who has gold in all talent badges (depending on which Expansion Pack was installed).
Gaining badges Edit
To gain a higher-level talent badge, a Sim must spend time performing a badge-related activity. For example, to gain a bronze Robotics badge, a Sim should use the Robot Crafting Station to create some toy robots. As the Sim works, the player will see the badge points being added, until eventually the player will be notified that the Sim has gained a bronze robotics badge.
Gaining higher talent badges usually grants Sims more options of what to create on the crafting benches, and lowers the likelihood of failure. It also reduces the time needed to perform the activity. This is particularly important for cashiering, as customers may get annoyed if they have to wait in line too long.
The Sims 2: Open for BusinessEdit
The initial talent badges that appeared in Open for Business were (in alphabetical order):
- Flower Arranging
- Register (more commonly known as Cashiering)
- Toy Making
The Sims 2: SeasonsEdit
The Sims 2: Seasons added two more badges:
Each of these can be earned by performing the related activities (i.e. growing plants or fishing in a pond).
All PlantSims have a gold talent badge in Gardening.
The Sims 2: FreeTimeEdit
The Sims 2: FreeTime added two more badges:
|The Sims 2 Talent badges|
| Cosmetology · Fishing · Flower Arranging · Gardening · Pottery · Register · Restocking |
Robotics · Sales · Sewing · Toy Making