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Do you prefer multi-character tasks to single character tasks?

I dislike them. I don't like to have a certain time period be unavailable to a character unless some other character(s) are also available. It's incredibly irksome, actually. What if the other character is busy? What if they have stuff to do? Guess the poor dual-task-bound character is just out of luck on filling that time, they'll have to do a far less convenient task, that will finish while I'm sleeping or before class is over. Bah. No, I really don't like them.

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  • just_glyding
    191 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Whilst I agree with neuroheart in that is can be annoying if the other character is busy, I do like most of the outside ones.

    Banner shaking down Flanders, Suzanne zapping Homer and Maude shooting for revengs are some of my favourites.

    Indoor ones (eg Babysit Rod & Todd) are just plain annoying though.

    Right now Banner is my only character not looping on 8 hour tasks because Flanders is off earning me gift cards and Banner has no 8 hour task without him.
  • TT_Degnan
    471 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Agreed, those with animations are ok - although I always forget to check if you get double xp for the double tasks, not that that's a biggie for me.

    It's a downer when you put them on a joint task, and then read in here that one of them is needed to trigger a new quest line though...
  • angeladevil1979
    73 posts
    edited December 2013
    It depends what they are in my opinion, I like the ones where they all go to one place!
  • TheLadySimsalot
    339 posts
    edited December 2013
    I love them when they're outside animations.

    I abhor them when they are not.

    And I love neuroheart's sig!
  • cobrastang69
    168 posts
    edited January 2014
    I don't like together jobs because if you get a character with a Premium suit then you can't use it. Say you bought Devil Flanders, if you are giving 8hr jobs then you can't give Flanders his premium job and Rex either iterates Flanders or you give him his 4/12hr job.
  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    I love them, if they are outdoors.

    Homer does seem to have an awful lot of them: First 8 hours with Maude, then 12 hours with Suzanne, now 4 hours with the Grumple. And once we get Uter, there will have to be a 1-hour one, as well (Chase Uter aka Uter running despite being full of chocolate).
  • philippama998
    739 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I actually do like them too (when they are outdoor with animatiins even more).

    Its more of a real world when they interact with each other. I could get way more of them (especially for 1h)
  • madfish86
    1094 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Outdoor:

    Smithers exercising for Mr. Burns (60m)
    Ebeneezer Burns and Smithers money fight (24h)
    Suzanne casting wicked spells on Homer (12h)
    Maude getting revenge on Homer (8h)
    Grumple fighting Homer (4h)
    Homer giving Mr. Burns a piggyback ride (24h)
    Rex Banner interrogating Flanders (8h)
    Bart and Kang run away (10m)
    Kang and Kodos exchanging long protein strings (10h)
    Legs and Louis interrogate a squealer (60m)
    Rod and Todd riding the see-saw (4h)
    Selma cuddling Jub-Jub (6h)
    Ms. Springfield enjoying an evening with the Mayor (3m)
    Skinner and Agnes as the Skinner Sisters (10h)

    Did I miss any?

    A lot potential for other multi-character tasks:

    The bullies, Martin, Bart and Milhouse
    Wiggum, Lou and Eddie
    Patty and Selma
    Lenny and Carl
    Homer, Barney and Moe
  • indieauthorALH
    240 posts
    edited January 2014
    I just can't stop sending Burns and Smithers on the Money Fight! task. I'm also repeatedly sending Flanders to snowmobile with the boys because it's his only card-earning task and, let's face it: the boys have pretty lame tasks available anyway.

    But having said that, in general I don't like the multi-character tasks because they tie up two (or more) characters yet only pay out the equivalent of a one character task.
  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    madfish86 wrote:
    Outdoor:

    Smithers exercising for Mr. Burns (60m)
    Ebeneezer Burns and Smithers money fight (24h)
    Suzanne casting wicked spells on Homer (12h)
    Maude getting revenge on Homer (8h)
    Grumple fighting Homer (4h)
    Homer giving Mr. Burns a piggyback ride (24h)
    Rex Banner interrogating Flanders (8h)
    Bart and Kang run away (10m)
    Kang and Kodos exchanging long protein strings (10h)
    Legs and Louis interrogate a squealer (60m)
    Rod and Todd riding the see-saw (4h)
    Selma cuddling Jub-Jub (6h)
    Ms. Springfield enjoying an evening with the Mayor (3m)
    Skinner and Agnes as the Skinner Sisters (10h)

    Did I miss any?

    Agnes dating Comic Book Guy.
  • marco_rosa833
    366 posts
    edited January 2014
    I HATE multi-character tasks. I always forget or have to specially manage time/tasks to keep a second character open.
  • philippama998
    739 posts Member
    edited January 2014

    But having said that, in general I don't like the multi-character tasks because they tie up two (or more) characters yet only pay out the equivalent of a one character task.

    I just checked smithers exercising for burns and they pay 140$ and 34xp. So at least for these two you get the full payment :)
  • conalmcainsh
    496 posts
    edited January 2014
    I am unsure whether you mean tasks that require multiple characters, such as Lisa's Babysit Rod and Todd, or group tasks like the hunting one whereby you send multiple characters.
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I voted no because it takes away options from me. If they had 2 versions of a task than I wouldn't mind, but getting stuck with having to need 2 characters for certain tasks is annoying and tiresome to me.
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • james3blake
    25 posts
    edited January 2014
    Been loving Flanders taking the kids snowmobiling and Burns with the money fight. I'd do the exercising with Burns more if it was more than a 60 minute task.
  • madfish86
    1094 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    madfish86 wrote:
    Outdoor:

    Smithers exercising for Mr. Burns (60m)
    Ebeneezer Burns and Smithers money fight (24h)
    Suzanne casting wicked spells on Homer (12h)
    Maude getting revenge on Homer (8h)
    Grumple fighting Homer (4h)
    Homer giving Mr. Burns a piggyback ride (24h)
    Rex Banner interrogating Flanders (8h)
    Bart and Kang run away (10m)
    Kang and Kodos exchanging long protein strings (10h)
    Legs and Louis interrogate a squealer (60m)
    Rod and Todd riding the see-saw (4h)
    Selma cuddling Jub-Jub (6h)
    Ms. Springfield enjoying an evening with the Mayor (3m)
    Skinner and Agnes as the Skinner Sisters (10h)

    Did I miss any?

    Agnes dating Comic Book Guy.

    Ahh. Thanks. I also should have left off Miss Springfield and the Mayor since that's in indoor task.
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