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Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« on: January 16, 2014, 11:11:21 AM »
Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location!

Goal
As with all Baby Boomer challenges in the past the ultimate goal is to have as many kids as possible and to get them out of the house quickly to make room for more. But, this year we thought we’d add a fun new twist and make the various different places the mom can get pregnant a scoring component too.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 2 Young Adult Human Sims. Pets made in CAS are fine too.
  • Everybody in the household must remain Human life state for the entire challenge.  Life state doesn't matter after they have been kicked out.
  • Your starting two Sims are the only Sims allowed to Try For Baby. They can only Try For Baby with each other — no other Sims.
  • Your starting two Sims must always live together.
  • No moving.
  • No Inappropriate or Irresistible trait.
  • No Heat of the Moment kiss for teens.
  • No Genie Lamp.
  • No vacation/future travel/University.
  • No Drinking or Throwing Elixirs.
  • No Coffee Beans or Herbs.
  • No adding to the household except for pets and Try for Baby offspring (no adoptions or cloning).
  • No boarding school for kids.
  • Photography is banned.
  • No Time Machine.
  • No tutoring a child.
  • Butlers, Bonehilda, SimBots, and Plumbots are banned.
  • Maids and Babysitters are okay.
  • As soon as an offspring reaches Young Adult, they can be kicked out of the house.
  • Only Young Adult can be kicked out / moved out of the house, nobody else.
  • If a social worker takes any child away it's game over. Total your score at that point and post in this thread.
  • If anyone in your household dies it's game over. Total your score at that point and post in this thread.
  • This challenge ends at Week 4, Day 7, 11:59 PM.

You are only allowed to cake up the kids if..

* Baby Stage: The baby is best friends with both parents.

*Toddler Stage: The toddler learns all 3 toddler skills.

*Child: The Child’s school grade is an A and has a unique Best Friend outside the household. If a given Child is claiming Sim A as their unique Best Friend for the caking up requirement, then no other Sim can have Sim A as a Best Friend.

*Teen: The Teen’s school grade is an A and has a unique Romantic Interest.

Scoring

This Baby Boomer is scored on the number of Sims in your Family Tree plus a multiplier is added for different locations where the mom became pregnant. Only products of your starting two Sims can be scored. Accidental kids from an alien cannot be scored and must be immediately returned to their home world.

Family Tree. Open up one of your starting two Sims’ Family Tree tab and count the number of Sims below your starting pair. Give yourself 1000 points for each Sim underneath your starting pair (do not score your starting two Sims).

Location. Give yourself a bonus for every different place where the mom becomes pregnant (i.e. bed and shower are two different places). Listen for the lullaby jingle. Note: The Try For Baby object must be different. So, if you use a bed on one lot and also use a bed on a different lot, you do not get credit for two different places because they are the same object. Also: For a Location score to count the mom must actually have a birth as a result of that Location's Try For Baby.

Lullaby Jingle Clarification:  Sometimes the jingle doesn't play, it is up to the player to know how to determine if the mom is pregnant in that particular location in order to count the "location" score.

Everyone starts with a Location multiplier of 1.00. Add 5% (.05) to the multiplier for every different location where the mom gets pregnant.

Write down all places where your mom gets pregnant in case the team needs to verify.

Example: You get to Week 4, Day 7, 11:59 PM and pause your game. You open up your Family Tree and count 21 different Sims underneath your two starting Sims.

21 X 1000 = 21,000

You also have kept track of your mom getting pregnant in 5 different places.

5 X .05 = .25

1.00 + .25 = 1.25 for the final multiplier

Total = 21,000 X 1.25 = 26,250

Ch-Ch-Changes
The team does not want to edit and make changes to the ruleset once this event goes live, but we may have to. This seasons’ events are shorter and the team has less time to test potential loopholes. If an exploit is brought to our attention or we discover something else we reserve the right to ask affected players to redo their effort.

Have Questions?
Please think hard before you ask in the challenge thread because it may be strategy. What you may consider an innocent question could cause another player to go — “oh, I did not think of doing that.” It’s always safer to PM everyone on the team (Metro, ratchie, Nutella, and Blackrosea) for clarifications. Thanks.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                            Family Tree     Location     Total     
Nutella190001.4026600
_Annika_170001.4023800
GlazeyLady170001.4023800
Ghostmira160001.4022400
LenaLJ160001.4022400
susiesue160001.3521600
FrozenHotChocolate150001.4021000
ratchie150001.4021000
drift9999150001.3520250
Metropolis Man150001.3520250
Chare140001.4019600
LivvieLove150001.3019500
Femke82140001.3518900
lvrugger140001.3018200
alyssa.cole130001.3517550
Kirstie130001.3016900
Alexandria_120001.3516200
MarianT120001.3015600
lvlynel120001.3015600
Noocherenee120001.3015600
Canucklehead044120001.3515600
Ynde120001.2515000
mayayeti72120001.2515000
Nandarelle120001.2515000
Turoskel110001.3014300
KRae110001.2513750
Tiamet110001.2513750
halls110001.2513750
kearn76100001.3513500
YukiA100001.3013000
Blackrosea100001.2012000
Heathwyn90001.3011700
Abyshep90001.2511250
Pam90001.2511250
bluebelle90001.2511250
LadyOrc90001.2010800
mismck90001.1510350
charliemaybe80001.2510000
Annie32180001.2510000
Tandrael80001.2510000
purpletiger80001.209600
CynKuy80001.209600
rubywyld80001.159200
CalypsoPortia70001.258750
jewels12970001.208400
SIMantics10170001.208400
eelfated60001.207200
Simittysimsim60001.156900
melisma60001.156900
sethelD9360001.156900
KayBear60001.106600
Krrank50001.155750
Sarleenia50001.105500
Deklitch40001.104400
Rikki852830001.103300
Jagid20001.052100

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 11:48:01 AM »
Busy time of year for me, but I'll give it a go. I won't have the time or mental energy to practice so I'll probably have a mediocre score, but that doesn't bother me in the least.



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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 01:04:40 PM »
An IF counts as an inhouse sim, correct?

Correct.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 04:21:40 PM »
I am very excited about this challenge! Usually I play large families with lots of kids. So, I should get a decent score on this challenge  ;D!

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 05:23:07 PM »
Boarding school for kids has been added to the ban list.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 05:56:30 AM »
Oh, oh, oh!  I like this one!  The location is a great new twist, and I have to express my extreme happiness at not having to get the kids' lifetime wishes and stuff done!  Young adult, kick them out!  Love it!  :D
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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 06:20:13 AM »
Oh, oh, oh!  I like this one!  The location is a great new twist, and I have to express my extreme happiness at not having to get the kids' lifetime wishes and stuff done!  Young adult, kick them out!  Love it!  :D

I agree, Pam. Being only 4 weeks long we had to boil it down and make it simpler so players could still have lots of babies. Good luck in this event.  :D

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 07:27:49 AM »
Agreed! I'm loving this faster-paced simpler challenge set!

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 08:26:30 AM »
Just added:  Everybody in the household must remain Human life state for the entire challenge.  Life state doesn't matter after they have been kicked out.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 01:38:06 PM »
Just added the following new restrictions:

  • Your starting two Sims are the only Sims allowed to Try For Baby.
  • Your starting two Sims must always live together.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 01:46:39 AM »
The following rule has been updated:

  • Your starting two Sims are the only Sims allowed to Try For Baby. They can only Try For Baby with each other — no other Sims.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 06:35:59 AM »
If we choose to start with a pet, do we have to keep them for the duration of the challenge, or can we put them up for adoption or move them out with a kid?

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 06:45:06 AM »
If we choose to start with a pet, do we have to keep them for the duration of the challenge, or can we put them up for adoption or move them out with a kid?

Player choice. I see no reason why you could not do either option.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2014, 08:32:55 AM »
So excited glad my computer got fixed in time.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014, 07:16:28 AM »
There was a clarification needed on the Child's BF caking up requirement, so I added a sentence to hopefully make it more clear:

*Child: The Child’s school grade is an A and has a unique Best Friend outside the household. If a given Child is claiming Sim A as their unique Best Friend for the caking up requirement, then no other Sim can have Sim A as a Best Friend.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014, 09:04:31 AM »
There was a clarification needed on the Child's BF caking up requirement, so I added a sentence to hopefully make it more clear:

*Child: The Child’s school grade is an A and has a unique Best Friend outside the household. If a given Child is claiming Sim A as their unique Best Friend for the caking up requirement, then no other Sim can have Sim A as a Best Friend.

But Sim A could still be used as a romantic interrest right?

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 09:09:51 AM »
But Sim A could still be used as a romantic interrest right?

Yes. Romantic Interests and Best Friends are different things. Just remember that all Teens Romantic Interests also have to be unique. So if Child #1 claims Sim A as a BF and then later claims Sim A as a Romantic Interest, that's fine, but Sim A cannot be a RI or a BF to anyone else.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2014, 09:20:34 AM »
Well, since babies are my thing, I might actually try this one out.  I haven't done a challenge in a long time and I needed something to change it up a bit. :)  Thanks Metro. :)
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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2014, 11:26:05 AM »
@Salty it would be great to see you on the leader board again. Wow, I agree that it has been way too long for that hehe.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 06:41:36 AM »
The following rule has been reworded a bit to make it more clear:

  • No adding to the household except for pets and Try for Baby offspring (no adoptions or cloning).


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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 07:56:03 AM »
*enderkay — I ended up deleting your post, but I'll ask the team about it.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 06:58:35 PM »
A couple new bans:

  • No Inappropriate or Irresistible trait.
  • No Heat of the Moment kiss.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 08:41:07 PM »
*enderkay — I ended up deleting your post, but I'll ask the team about it.

Haha sorry, was that strategy-ish? I thought about PMing you, but I got lazy.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2014, 03:57:07 AM »
Whew! I just finished a practice run all the way though - it's gruelling four weeks! Luck comes into play a bit here - although tutoring would make the whole thing rely on player skill (wink wink, nudge nudge challenge team members). To think I now have to do it all again as the real deal!

 

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