Hey all. I had a "happy hobo idea" but a little different from what the previous posters have written. Horkslair's is fine but I'd say its a bit too complicated. Too many restrictions. Not to say that mine isnt long, but there are much simpler rules and scoring.
So cue dramatic music
FROM RAGS TO RICHES
This is a two stage EPIC challenge. The first stage involves completing your lifetime wish, living off the land or off people (rags). Once this is complete, your goal is to become a parter in every business in the city (riches). This is kinda a cross between legacy, trump, and hobo challenges.
Create a young adult sim. Any traits, any lifetime wish. Story progression on or off.
this is a long challenge. therefore TURN AGING OFF
Purchase 15 summerhill road.
use testingcheatsenabled on, then buydebug. Go to the misc. and buy a pup tent. then do testingcheatsenabled off.
Stage 1 : Hobo
God made another bet with the devil. This time, the devil said that happiness comes strictly from material possessions. God however, was sure that people could be happy without having to purchase anything. So he made you, a hobo, and strictly kept you from buying anything. In fact he made life very uncomfortable for you. Now God and the Devil watch to see if happiness can truly exist, when all you have is nothing.
You cannot enter buy mode, build mode, or edit town.
exception: you may buy a guitar and/or fishtanks.
Playing guitar for tips is fine, but you may not perform songs to make zillions of $. Songs performed must be 0.
No sleepovers, spouses, or move-ins. 15 summerhill road must be your permanent home.
Also no traveling. All must be done in your base city, whether it is sunset valley or riverview.
Everything else is fair game. and by everything I really do mean everything- stealing, jobs, investing, mooching, gardening, library, hacking, skill books, classes, hacking, playing guitar for tips- Its all open. pretty much anything you can do without entering buy mode, build mode, or editing the town.
You may invite yourself over and sleep but you may not officially sleepover.
Lifetime rewards are also all fair game, other than moodlet manager and mid-life crisis.
The goal of this stage is to fulfill your lifetime wish. Simple as that. It may be any lifetime wish that is completable without breaking any rules mentioned above. As soon as it is fulfilled, you enter stage two of the challenge.
Stage two: Riches
By now, your Sim has managed to not only survive, but thrive, with nothing. God is very pleased with you, as your happiness is apparent. The devil sulks and retreats to the darkest depths of hell.
Now God has decided to lift the curse upon you that prevented you from having anything. However, he marks you as a person of God, and prevents you from having children, as your devotion must be to God alone. You may, however, marry (but no divorcing). Also, he wishes that you remain at 15 summerhill road, as that place is now a holy site.
Warren Buffet, the rich investor, hears about your exploits. God sees a saint. He sees a hardworking, determined person. He calls you up. He has a business proposition. He is planning on investing in your city. However, he needs to have someone on the ground to become acquainted with the economy of the city. So he asks that you become partners with every business in town. In return, he says you may keep all the money that is gained from the investment, and he will make you a senior executive of Berkshire Hathaway. Delighted, you agree to the terms.
So begins part two of the challenge.
Now that God has lifted the ban on material possessions, buy mode and build mode are open. Edit town is not allowed.
moving or sleepovers are also forbidden.
Performing songs is still forbidden.
No cheats or moodlet manager.
You may, however, get a marriage partner. You still can't have kids, but you can continue to work to becoming partner of all businesses.
The goal is to be a partner in every business of the city. That'll cost you 203,500 simoleans. Ya. Thats a lot.
You can use previously purchased deeds from when you were a hobo.
Ending: Congratulations. You've lived both sides of life- from surviving with nothing to relaxing with everything. Your sim has shown untold perseverance. Your saga has finished now. Having been through such trials, your sim now knows no bounds.
The winner of this challenge is the one who completes it within the least amount of in-game time. Lifetime happiness, friends, simoleans and all that doesnt matter. This challenge is all about speed.
Thanks for reading. What do you guys think?