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The Sims 4 Vampires: How to Play a Good Vampire on a Budget

If you play with vampires a lot, you’ll know how difficult it is to play a good vampire who doesn’t drink plasma from Sims. It’s much harder than playing an evil vampire who has no qualms about compelling whatever unlucky Sim happens to be nearby for a deep drink. This is because plasma alternatives like plasma fruit and plasma packs aren’t as satisfying as plasma directly from a Sim. This is by design. It’s not a bug or a poorly thought out mechanic. Naturally, a vampire who doesn’t want to drink plasma from humans would have a harder time surviving; they’d constantly be fighting their thirst. They’d always be on the verge of flying into a frenzy and attacking a Sim when their thirst becomes unbearable.

Normally, there are three main ways to satisfy a good vampire’s thirst:

  • Ordering Plasma Packs through the computer.
  • Making your own Plasma Packs out of fish or frogs.
  • Growing and harvesting plasma fruit.

All of these have their fair share of problems.

  • Plasma Packs cost §50 a piece when ordered through the computer. This might not be a big deal to the vampire who just wants to carry a couple plasma packs on them as backup, but to the good vampire who relies on plasma packs as her main food source? That gets very expensive very quickly, especially since it takes about three or four plasma packs to fully satisfy a vampire’s thirst. That’s assuming she doesn’t have the Sloppy Drinker or Insatiable Thirst weaknesses. If your vampire has either of these, then she’ll need even more.
  • For the good vampire on a budget, he can go fishing or frog hunting and use the fish and frogs he catches to make his own plasma packs, but unless your vampire is really passionate about fishing or collecting frogs, this is a massive waste of his time. Who wants to spend an eternity fishing just to stave off thirst for one more day? That’s no fun. Vampires should be having the time of their undead lives! They should be doing cool vampire things like sparring, studying Vampire Lore, learning to play the Pipe Organ and using their super cool vampire powers.
  • Sure, your vampire can grow a small orchard of plasma fruit in the yard and even hire a gardener to do most of the work for her in caring for her precious life-giving trees, but plasma fruit is the least effective thirst quencher. Your vampire would have to eat 20 of these strange glowing fruits or more just to mostly satisfy her thirst. That’s a lot of plasma fruit she needs to be growing and harvesting constantly to keep up with demand.

Clearly, good vampires need a better solution. One that doesn’t involve the Watcher typing a strange code into a magic box to intervene on behalf of their undead charges, one that doesn’t take up most of a vampire’s afterlife and one that won’t leave a vampire broke.

Here is the cheap, easy, 100% legit (no cheats) alternative to stock up a good vampire with all the plasma packs s/he’ll ever need:

  • Buy the plain fish bowl that came with the unpatched base game for §60.
  • Click on the fish bowl and select Purchase Fish.
  • The cheapest fish you can buy is the Guppy for §15. Select the Guppy.
  • Click on the fish bowl again and select Move Fish to Inventory.
  • Repeat until you have the desired amount of fish.
  • Click the fish and select Create Plasma Pack.
  • Repeat until you have the desired number of Plasma Packs.

If you buy 99 guppies at §15 a piece to make into plasma packs, that comes out to §1,485 for 99 plasma packs. To put that in perspective, if you were to buy the same number of plasma packs through the computer for §50 a piece, that works out to §4,950. That’s a whopping §3,465 difference! You’re saving over three thousand simoleans every time you stock up your good vampire on plasma packs using this method and saving your vampire a bunch of time fishing and frog catching.

I hope that helps your good vampires stay good without breaking their bank accounts or wasting all that time they’d rather spend doing more fun things than fishing and frog-catching.

Have any tips of your own for playing vampires? Share them in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

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I'm a 28-year-old author and Sims-addict based in Canada. I've been a diehard Simmer since it all started back in 2000 and I'll be focusing on providing you with some great tips and tricks to get the most out of your Simming experience here on SC. When I'm not Simming, I'm writing my next novel. To date, I've published The Heaven Corporation and Wanderer.


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  • I’ve been thinking about getting the Vampires expansion, looks really fun to play. My only question is will a Vampire Sim be stuck with only being able to do things outside at night? The fishing and all that?

    • All new vampires start out being vulnerable to sunlight. When they go outside during the day, their vampire energy will rapidly decline, their skin will start to sizzle and smoulder, and they’ll get an Uncomfortable moodlet. When their vampire energy depletes completely while outside during the day, they will burn up and die. The good news is that as your vampires grow in power, they’ll be able to take on new vampire powers that will help them become stronger and more resistant to things that would harm a fledgling vampire. Because vampire power and weakness combinations are fully customizable, each vampire is unique. Some powerful vampires have maximum Sun Resistance which allows them to walk around freely during the day. Others are immune to garlic or have the ability to move around in mist form. How your vampire develops her/his powers is all up to you!

  • This is brilliant! Of course my sims are usually the evil ones and just drain any sim nearby- a stranger, mom, the President- it really doesn’t matter, lol!

    • Same here! Part of the fun of being a vampire is drinking plasma from Sims! I had a vampire who would invite men over for WooHoo, then drain them after they were done. Definitely a Femme Fatale kind of Sim, lol. It wasn’t until I started playing the Vatore household that I realised I really needed to learn how to function as a vampire without feeding on Sims. That’s how I discovered this trick. Playing as a good vampire really changes the gameplay dynamic much more drastically than I expected.