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Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:10:08 AM »
Oh, Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!

Goal
We池e bringing back the photography event from two years ago. With more expansions and more photo collections now possible it should be even more interesting. Scoring components are unchanged葉he core of this photography event is how much money you make from photography. And like before you are restricted to 250 total photographs, so you really have to think about your shots as well as completing photo collections in the skill journal which acts as the multiplier and greatly increases your score.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 1 Young Adult Sim.
  • Your file must be played in Sunset Valley.
  • No restrictions to adding to the household.
  • Your photographer is the only household member allowed to call for a vacation or go to University. He痴 alloted 9 total days of vacation/University揺owever you want to break it up is fine.
  • One additional household member may join your photographer on any vacation.
  • Your photographer is limited to a Photographs Taken stat of 250. No more.
  • Ansel Adams is ready to help you. Everyone gets 7 free Ansel Adams Master Shots of anything in the game is your camera/Smartphone driving you crazy and not registering something that would complete a collection? Cash in an Ansel Master Shot. 7 free shots to use however you like. No more.
  • This challenge concludes at the end of 4 weeks (Week 4, Day 7, 11:59 PM).

Scoring

Money Earned At the conclusion of the challenge, open up your photographer痴 skill journal and note the Money Earned stat.

Collections The Collections component is the scoring multiplier. As always, everyone begins with a multiplier of 1.00. If you have completely finished a collection in the skill journal you can add 5% to your multiplier (.05). Don't forget about your 7 free Ansel Adams Master Shots to help finish more collections.

Total Jot down your Money Earned from Photography and multiply that figure by the Collections Multiplier. As an example, let痴 say your photography skill journal says you earned $200,000 from photography. You also completed the Still Life, Family & Friends, and Everyday Moments collections. 3 completed collections = 3 X .05 = .15. Your final multiplier is 1.00 + .15 = 1.15.

Total = $200,000 X 1.15 = 230,000

This Event is Now Closed

Good luck!

Final Leaderboard

Player                            Money Earned        Collections              Total
Nutella18817231.703198929
SimBlip17392001.803130560
LenaLJ14932321.902837140
drift999914237321.902705090
ratchie14684561.602349529
Ricalynn14281471.552213627
Turoskel13033141.652150468
Femke827982961.701357103
Noocherenee6905721.751208501
Tipi7320911.601171345
Metropolis Man6860561.651131992
alyssa.cole6548721.601047795
CynKuy6651861.551031040
christinal31066221591.651026562
sdhoey5332681.60853228
math_chick5678281.50851742
rahmbr4768551.65786810
MarianT5423241.45786369
saltpastillen3678221.40514950
Vinyl3596221.40503471
Deklitch3142001.50471300
sweetpea2142932131.50439819
rubywyld831041.45120500
SIMantics101252411.1529027

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 04:40:28 PM »
pure awesomeness, thanks Metro.

Edit: is it 250 shots plus 7 Ansel Adams shots? or are the 7 Ansel Adams shots part of the 250?



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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 12:59:58 PM »
With regard to the Ansel Adams shots, my understanding is that they're not any particular shots. If you have a collection that's complete except for one shot, then you can use an "Ansel Adams" shot to count it for the challenge. It won't count on the skill screen.

Example -- You've taken 20 pictures, 10 of which are eligible for the "Happy Sims" collection (made up) and 10 of which are eligible for the "Sad Sims" collection. But both collections require 12 photos to be complete. You add 2 Ansel Adams shots to each, using up 4 Ansel Adams shots, and have a.1 multiplier.

A separate issue -- possibly it's just my smartphone, but traveling seems to erase all the photos stored on the smartphone. You can, however, pull the shots off the smartphone and keep them in your inventory without losing them. Photos taken with the smartphone do count towards your total.

Incidentally, this means that people who don't have WA, but do have the smartphone (I don't know if everyone has this or just people with UL) can do this challenge.
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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 03:27:20 PM »
With regard to the Ansel Adams shots, my understanding is that they're not any particular shots. If you have a collection that's complete except for one shot, then you can use an "Ansel Adams" shot to count it for the challenge. It won't count on the skill screen.

Exactly. They're freebies you toss in whenever to complete collections. So, you have 250 shots you can take PLUS the 7 freebies.

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 05:43:52 AM »
Hmm I might want to try out this challenge. Lets see how it goes!

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 10:31:01 PM »
Is the YA Sim we start with the only one whose photos count?
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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 11:58:54 PM »
Yes that's why the rules repeatedly say "your photographer" as in a single person and it has to be the person you create in CAS.
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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 06:03:42 AM »
We don't have to take the money spent away from the money earned, do we?

Regardless, I'm loving this one. :D

It is 7:54pm on April 29 local time, BTW.

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 07:05:02 AM »
We don't have to take the money spent away from the money earned, do we?

Nope. You're only concerned with the Money Earned stat.

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 07:08:15 AM »
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Your photographer is the only household member allowed to call for a vacation or go to University. He痴 alloted 9 total days of vacation/University揺owever you want to break it up is fine.
One additional household member may join your photographer on any vacation.

If you take the extra sim on vacation do they count against the nine days? so a 3 day vacation for two equals 6 of the 9 days, or does that not matter for this challenge?


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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 08:51:34 AM »
If you take the extra sim on vacation do they count against the nine days? so a 3 day vacation for two equals 6 of the 9 days, or does that not matter for this challenge?

If you choose to take the extra Sim they do NOT count against the 9 days.

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 09:32:18 AM »
If you choose to take the extra Sim they do NOT count against the 9 days.

That is a relief. :)

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 09:59:26 AM »
Thanks Metro.

I know normally you state it in the rules if that is the case but I felt it best to ask before sending my sim on a vacation.


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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 12:29:51 AM »
Oh man.. I have NEVER micro managed ever second of a sims life like I did this one!  LOL  I want to say I think I did good, better than probably all the other challenges I've done.  Of course I've thought that before and couldn't have been more wrong  ;D  .   Amazing how physically exhausting these things are!  Hope my math is right, can't wait to see some other scores.  :)


Money Earned from Photos  - 83,104
Completed Photo Collections - 9  x  .05 = .45  + 1.00 starter multiplier =   1.45
83,104 x 1.45 = 120,500

Final Score - 120,500

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Re: Oh Snap葉he Photography Challenge is Back!
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 05:16:56 AM »
Wish I would of managed my earlier shots better, but it's done now.
I completed 13 collections x.05 = .65 + 1 = 1.65
Sold $622,159 x 1.65 =
Total score - 1,026,562.35