I would probably have it just redirect straight to *label businesscat as the kid being so inspired by the source of their scholarship that they follow it down the line. Although stockbroker could be interesting to add in. I’m concerned I may have fractured the ending too much as it is, though. I mean, there’s like twenty or more occupations, many of which will be seen by a very tiny amount of people.
I don’t think the achievement for the marine biologist should only be for those who got the upgraded turtle, that’s a really tiny group (those whose kid stayed with art for years but still did good enough in school to go to the best school). But a cheevo for anyone who gets the biologist outcome is good, and could reference the turtle sculpture since, if memory serves, everyone encounters it.
@poison_mara I am torn. Part of me admits I have no real answer for why America held out so long against the metric system, which seems objectively superior given its lack of oddball numbers like 5,280 feet being 1 mile. But the other part of me wants to say “Muuuurica rules and the metric system can lick my star-spangled sack!”
So perhaps that impulse explains part of why we refuse to give up our silly form of measurements. I can see about making it more universal, though the Americanness of this game is apparently pretty hard to ignore anyhow based on the feedback of other foreigners who have played it.
Also, I know the scholarship thing isn’t entirely realistic (I did go through all this myself many a moon ago) but I have to give some kind of boon to the lovable nerd parents whose kid hit the books all game long and don’t get to become professional wrestlers or Tuk-Tara.
I do find it funny that where the rest of the world is way ahead of the US in making sure their citizens understand English as well as their native language, whereas Americans barely even understand English, much less any other tongue, I would say we are on the whole more well-versed in knowing both metric and imperial measurements than those in the metric countries are at knowing how to translate kilometers to miles and such.