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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2014, 02:20:48 AM »
8 kids in 4 locations.
8000 X 1.2 = 9600.
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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #126 on: March 01, 2014, 05:53:12 AM »
Sarleenia, if it was in two locations, isn't the multiplier 1.10 rather than 1.15?

Oops, sorry. Thanks Nutella! Late night maths never a good idea. Yes, 2 locations... score 5500



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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #127 on: March 01, 2014, 06:24:56 AM »
This event is now closed. Or I guess I should say this event has come full term and has successfully been delivered. :) But, seriously…grats to Nutella for a great score on the last day. 19 kids…amazing. Everyone will be excited to hear your strategy I am sure. Everyone else is now free to share their thoughts on this event. Thanks for participating.

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« Reply #128 on: March 01, 2014, 08:52:37 AM »
My biggest mistake was playing with Generations installed. If I had done a test run, I would have known that when you age up a teen and kick them out, you still get the next day off from work and school even though they're no longer in the household. The two of the triplets had all their requirements met except the A which was very close. I aged up the other triplet on Thursday and kicked her out expecting to age up the others after school on Friday. Oops, no school on Friday. I had to wait until Monday. I would have been able to squeeze in another pregnancy, I think. On the upside, I only had one near tragedy cake fire. Glad I made Mom brave.

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« Reply #129 on: March 01, 2014, 09:40:07 AM »
Wow Nutella, 19! Congrats! And congrats to everybody, this sure is a challenging challenge... Hehe

At first I had three pairs of twins by just having the mom listening to kids music and watching kids TV. Then I kicked out three YA and gave the parents the "fertility treatment"... And had just one baby! Do tell me how to get triplets!

I also read that having the babies be born at home gives them a better relationship with their parents, it only gave mine a good relationship with mom, how can dad have a good relationship with babies from the beginning?
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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #130 on: March 01, 2014, 10:03:34 AM »
You can't get Dad to "good friends" right from the beginning, but you can get him to start as "friends." Get a charisma point and then become acquainted with 25 sims to complete the first charisma skill challenge. Also buy the Attractive LTR.

I had a problem with illness -- I sent my first teen to school sick, which was no problem, but when her class went on a field trip, she was sent home with the message "Thanks for keeping your child at home." Incidentally, I have discovered how to keep a child home sick. Cancel the school bus, and then click on "go to school". You'll get the message, and your child won't lose any ground. Playing without Generations and Seasons would probably have been a good idea.

My children were named after the locations -- Shower, Bedda, Beddie, Mysteria, Hay, Stacka, Army, Navy, Marine (the military base), and Scientia, Einstein, and Darwin (the Science Center). The first 8 were girls, without the benefit of watermelons.
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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #131 on: March 01, 2014, 12:07:16 PM »
Congratulations Nutella on winning.

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« Reply #132 on: March 01, 2014, 12:10:22 PM »
I named mine alphabetically. Try for baby places were shower, wardrobe, treehouse, hot tub, and photo booth. No bed...I was saving that for a last quick pregnancy that I didn't have time for.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #133 on: March 01, 2014, 12:23:24 PM »
You can't get Dad to "good friends" right from the beginning, but you can get him to start as "friends." Get a charisma point and then become acquainted with 25 sims to complete the first charisma skill challenge. Also buy the Attractive LTR.

I had a problem with illness -- I sent my first teen to school sick, which was no problem, but when her class went on a field trip, she was sent home with the message "Thanks for keeping your child at home." Incidentally, I have discovered how to keep a child home sick. Cancel the school bus, and then click on "go to school". You'll get the message, and your child won't lose any ground. Playing without Generations and Seasons would probably have been a good idea.

My children were named after the locations -- Shower, Bedda, Beddie, Mysteria, Hay, Stacka, Army, Navy, Marine (the military base), and Scientia, Einstein, and Darwin (the Science Center). The first 8 were girls, without the benefit of watermelons.
I got incredibly lucky on my round. Howl and Sophie were plopped down in Riverview, they tried for baby on the first day then I sent Howl to pick up gardening supplies and take a charisma class. It seems as though everyone in Riverview were out that day protesting in front of the city hall! He got all 25 people in a few hours with enough time to go home and start his garden.
My children never had a problem with being sick, so I suppose that's luck as well. Me thinks (in hindsight) if I had to choose a season to have continuously it would be Fall or Spring so I could get the Flu Shot ASAP and not have to worry about sick days and the negative moodlet.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #134 on: March 01, 2014, 01:51:59 PM »
Expansion packs, play without:
1) Into The Future -- dont' want to accidentally gain advanced tech skill.
2) Seasons -- don't want alien abduction, don't want kids to get sick, don't want weather so my sims can stay outdoor without getting burned, don't want holidays.
3) Nightlife -- don't want paparazzi they are annoying, don't want celebrities cause sometimes sims lose best friend status doing something stupid.

General Strategy:
1) Play in a town you know very well, know all the teens and children and where they live and where all the hangout spots are.  I played in Sunset Valley.
2) Having triplets is not the way to go, have to time pregnancy and birth, doing 2/3/1 kids is optimal.
3) Moods - keep moods high so learning is faster.  We learned from plenty past challenges that if the mood is super good, you learn skill faster.  So toddlers will learn their skill faster if they have tons of good moodlets.
4) "Fertility Treatment" + listening to children music + watching kids TV will contribute to triplets.  For the first pregnancy, I didn't buy fertility treatment, I just used music + TV -- I wanted twins instead of triplets for optimization purposes.

Baby Stage Strategy:
1) Both mom and dad have charisma skill and complete 2 skill challenges - the meet 25 people and also the 10 best friends.
2) Sometimes the babies will skip good friends to best, sometimes it won't.
3) Deliver babies at home, don't go hospital, waste time plus babies born at home have higher relationship with parents.
4) Pamper mom when she is pregnant, let dad do all the suffering.  All the babies born must have 2 traits, loves the outdoor and genius.
5) Beautiful vista - good moodlet to have at the start.
6) Living outdoors - get love the outdoor moodlet.   
7) Music - get music moodlet.
8] Laundry - if you change diaper on the babies, they get the freshly laundered moodlet.
9) Add up as many good moodlets the baby can get then snuggle them till they become best friend.
10) Both mom and dad have the "Attractive" and "Eye Candy" lifetime reward.

Child Stage Strategy:

1) Jot down every single teen and under in Sunset Valley plus their days to age to YA.  You can look at the diagram above.
2) Child's best friend will be their romantic interest when they age up to teen, so just use one person.  Pick the teen that will still be teen when your child has aged up to teen so they can be romantic interest.  Well pick the oldest teen first, as you need to save the rest of the younger townie teens for your other kids.
3) Use "work hard" during school, you need 2 days of school to get grade "A".
4) Use "play tag" with the teen to become best friend, easiest way I find.
5) All the children 3rd trait is "bookworm" so they can do homework faster, slightly more time to play with friend.

Teen Stage Strategy:

1) All the teen 4th trait is "flirty" so they can flirt with their best friend and become romantic interest easier.
2) Same as child, 2 days of "work hard" during school will get an "A".

Strategy Days (refer to calender above):
Week 3 Tuesday -- I have 4 kids at home, one of the kid aged up to YA and can be kicked out.  However I didn't kick him out immediately.  I waited for mom to deliver babies, so only 2 babies (instead of 3) delivered, then kick out the YA.  This way there is an empty spot in the house so mom can get pregnant again.  3 days later when mom deliver, there is already many empty spots in the household so she was able to deliver 3 babies.  How many babies you can have is determined during the time of delivery, not during the conceive period (different than real life).

Week 3 Friday & Saturday -- I chose to have mom not get pregnant during those 2 days.  By my planning and calculations, I can get 2 more pregnancies and deliveries in before games end.

Week 4 Wednesday -- I have 5 kids at home, 2 kids aged up to YA and can be kicked out.  If I kicked out both of them, then I have 3 spots in the house and mom would deliver 3 babies, but I chose not to.  I kicked one out, kept the other one around.  Mom delivered 2 babies (2 spots in the household) then after that I kicked out the YA.  So I have empty spot in household mom can get pregnant again.  Final delivery on last day of challenge.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #135 on: March 01, 2014, 02:12:13 PM »
Congrats Nutella! That's one intense strategy! I really just went for a "wing it" one myself haha, now I can see why you've won! You've earned it! :)

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« Reply #136 on: March 01, 2014, 02:31:39 PM »
Very impressive, Nutella! Thanks for all the detail.
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« Reply #137 on: March 01, 2014, 02:41:57 PM »
Congrats Nutella  :D

A lot of your strategy were things I did, although obviously not to such good effect. I played in Sunset Valley, if I hadn't used my self sim and her husband Dallas I would have played Riverview but it's just too weird to have two of him wandering about, and Sunset Valley is the only other town where I really know the kids and teens.

I played without Seasons, ITF and Uni, the last one so I wouldn't have that pesky Llama mascot every five minutes  :P

First thing I did on day one was send them both for a charisma class, then they went back inside and made babies so City Hall was my first location.

I named my kids alphabetically as well, I was aiming for twins as triplets are hard work and my plan went well for the first two pairs but lack of attention on my part meant I only got a single birth for the third pregnancy, then went she hit teen I went off plan, she already had a best friend in the Keaton boy and I should have stuck to what I had done with the others, childhood best friend made via game of tag becomes teenage RI, but I sent her to prom and she got a babysitter instead which messed me up for the triplets who followed as teens were now scarce.

I also forgot to make her work hard at school till midday of what would have been her last day, a Friday, and she missed her A by the mearest fraction so I had to wait a whole weekend and it cost me another pregnancy.

Traits for all kids were genius and friendly at birth, workaholic at child and hopeless romantic at teen, you can confess attraction much earlier as a hopeless romantic under the special menu.

Locations:

City Hall - Amy & Adam
Bed - Bob & Betty
All in one bathroom - Charlotte
Tree House - Daphne, Diana, Damien
Wardrobe - Ethan & Emily
Tent - Fiona

I thought I might just have time for one more baby as Damien had finished everything but the RI, I had hoped to get my sim pregnant in time to give birth on the last day but that Ursine girl was having none of it, he did try his best bless him but she thought he was being creepy so in the end I had to give up and it was too late.

I admit this challenge burned me out, I've not played too much since finishing it, my life states heir is pregnant yet I couldn't face going back to her after playing this, I'm sure I will eventually though.



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« Reply #138 on: March 01, 2014, 03:33:44 PM »
I also used quite a bit of the strategy discussed above. I had my family (John and Jane Doe) live in Sunset Valley because I know the teens and kids the best in this neighborhood.

I didn't uninstall any of the expansion packs, which I should have done. This resulted in a brain fart when I forgot to change the neighborhood to only having one season, so that I wouldn't get stuck with a day off every season for a festival (when it didn't fall on weekends). This hurt me.

I used the same traits as Turoskel; genius, friendly, workaholic and hopeless romantic.

Also, I had no luck with getting triplets for some reason. Even though both my Sims had fertility treatment and were always watching or listening to kids T.V and music! I didn't get a single set of triplets, only twins. I also named them alphabetically:

Military Base: Aiden and Blake
Science Lab: Chad and Devon
Bed: Ethan and Felix
Shower: Georgia and Helen
Movie Theater: Ian and Jordyn
Hay Stack: Kaleb and Leonard

I had a ton of fun with this challenge! Hopefully one day my Sims will get to experience triplets....but not anytime soon!

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #139 on: March 01, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »
Wow, you had 3 sets of triplets! You have got to tell us what you did!… When the challenge is over of course!

Tandrael: I actually had 4 pregnancies with 3 different locations (for one of my conceptions, I didn’t have funds to purchase a WooHoo item and was too cheap to pay for a babysitter to go to a rabbit hole location…)

I had twins (mom only listened to Kids radio, which was also her favorite type of music -- +20 moodlet all the time  ;)), triplets (music plus both parents had fertility treatment), single (only one space left in the house), and ended with triplets without enough time for another pregnancy.

Like Canucklehead, I didn’t change my seasons to have just one season. However, my reasoning was I could get the igloo as a conception spot. :o  So, besides a holiday every Thursday, I had snow days in week 3 – Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, and then a holiday on Thursday. One school day in a week does not an “A” produce  >:(   And to top it off, I didn't even get to use one of the 15 igloos my bored children made during their 4-day school vacation.

Nutella -- amazing!!! Congrats!


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« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2014, 05:00:38 PM »
I even had a spreadsheet drawn up like Nutella's :D

- Traits: friendly, genius, workaholic (school performance bonus), schmoozer (school performance bonus) and random.

- You can squeeze a little bit of time out of primary school if your child gets 2 particular opportunities that, after school, add the the performance before having to go back to school.

I played in appaloosa plains, and accidentally found out in my trial, that if a child sees a wild horse, they spin the LTW to adopt six pets. I had every child do this for the the LTHP's to buy the multitasker LTR before they started school. The pets in the household also helped secure the right number of household places for babies, but I made the mistake of going for just twins. I was unlucky and missed one, and just got a single child.

- babysitters = best friends. Give Dad attractive LTR for relationship bonuses with babies, but not Mum. Have mum hire babysitters and ask them to hang out. Keep Dad right away. Children can then do pillow fights with them for the fastest relationship gain, interspersed with shaka bra. Mum will have to fire each one before hiring the next one.

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« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2014, 05:30:23 PM »
- You can squeeze a little bit of time out of primary school if your child gets 2 particular opportunities that, after school, add the the performance before having to go back to school.

Yep I discovered that as well. Pile of Permission slips is great. You can score an A after they finish that op.

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« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:05 PM »
Imagine the scene two days into my game file I am quite happily befriending the town in order to get the charisma challenge completed when this happens:
Brain:You know we really should have uninstalled seasons.
Ratchie:Are we allowed to do that?
Brain:Of course we are.
Ratchie:Darn it!

My basic strategy was pretty much the same as everyone else. Babies got friendly genius traits. Children got the workaholic trait and teens got the hopeless romantic trait.
Child's best friend became their romantic interest upon aging up to teen. I remembered to cake up any babies and toddlers once their older siblings had already left for school so they didn't get the day off school. Weekends were for stalking the neighbourhood for potential best friends.
Try for baby locations:Shower,tent,treehouse,city hall,bed,hot tub,military base and theater.

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Re: Baby Boomer V: Location, Location, Location
« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2014, 05:38:52 PM »
oh, bed and tent are different locations? I figured they were one and the same, I should have checked.

Congrats to all on their scores

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« Reply #144 on: March 01, 2014, 06:19:32 PM »
I didn't ever finish this challenge because I got mad at my game and discouraged. But I was using the mail delivery kid for the best friend and when my kid would age up to teen I noticed the best friend did too so I would invite them over but low and behold the friend skipped teen and was a young adult already so no romantic interest there. And I played with seasons not knowing they get snow days. 4 snow days in one week will not get you an A. Ugh. But I couldn't figure out why the best friend was skipping teen?

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« Reply #145 on: March 01, 2014, 06:56:27 PM »
I played with Seasons, but I changed to only summer and set the season to 28 days.

I'll have to remember about Charisma for the future (I don't think I've ever managed to max Charisma let alone supermaxing it).

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« Reply #146 on: March 01, 2014, 07:23:09 PM »
Dek you don't need to max charisma to get the skill challenges completed. A quick introduction to twenty five Sims is very easy to do.

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« Reply #147 on: March 01, 2014, 07:26:32 PM »
I had similar strategies but with some differences - and I would have done much better had I thought about disabling some expansion packs before I started or had changed settings.
What I did differently:
I had children pick ambitious trait - +2 points per hour towards a grade with no extra work. Work hard is +3pph, so the first day if a child is in a good mood, they get 7pph for the base rate (1/2 of 14 as no homework) +2 for ambitious and +3 for work hard = 12pph for 6 hours is 72points. An A is 90 points, so the second day they can talk to friends or anything and still get an A. I tried to get the Multi-Tasker lifetime reward for all kids by teen so they would get an additional +3pph as the school day is an hour shorter. To get enough lifetime happiness points, I regularly bought and sold properties so the kids would get the "buy 5 properties" and "buy 7 properties" wishes. These totaled up to over 12,000 points by themselves.
If I hadn't kept Seasons, I would have had at least 3 more kids and 2 more try for baby spots, but holidays screwed me up.
For friends and romantic interests, I had mom or dad select an NPC and choose "invite household over" and selected all the kids in the screen. This gave me children and teens in abundance. I only used 2 neighborhood teens the entire time.
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« Reply #148 on: March 01, 2014, 07:30:09 PM »
I didn't ever finish this challenge because I got mad at my game and discouraged. But I was using the mail delivery kid for the best friend and when my kid would age up to teen I noticed the best friend did too so I would invite them over but low and behold the friend skipped teen and was a young adult already so no romantic interest there. And I played with seasons not knowing they get snow days. 4 snow days in one week will not get you an A. Ugh. But I couldn't figure out why the best friend was skipping teen?

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Mail delivery kids always age up weird, that is why I never use them as best friend / romantic interest.  Inviting them over seems to trigger age transition.



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« Reply #149 on: March 02, 2014, 12:43:53 AM »
I did a similair thing, but I didn't uninstall seasons (did remember to put it on 28 days summer, so only 1 day of off school).

I only got twins (and was happy about that), dad got fertility treatment, mom not but the radio was always on childrens music. First thing I did was build a small room, buy a bed and did the nasty. After the chimes, they both went into town for a charisma class and introducing themselfs to 25 people. I also had dad buy out the normal consignment store and collecting gems and metals for extra income (I needed money to buy new items for them to make kids). Both mom and dad stayed at home without a job, but dad learned painting and mom cooking (to make better meals for a better moodlet). But I discovered that using a child baking on the childrens oven makes better meals. After they reach level 3 they make perfect items. I used the weekend left over time after making friends to make a lot of muffins (perfect quality) for meals during the week. All kids went to school with a 8 hour +50 moodlet from the perfect meal. Combining that with fresh clothing, well rested and full fun and they still had a good mood at the end of school. This ensured they had the best possible metric for them to reach that A.

Before the first set of twins was born I bought the attractive LTR for both the parents. Babies got the friendly and genius trait and were born at home. With both parents snuggling them until best friends. With parents that have the nurtering and family-oriented triats, the todlers were the easy life stage. As a child they got the workaholic trait for working hard at school. The teens got flirty so their best friend from childhood became there romantic interest.

I had some trouble with timing in the first two weeks, so missed out on some quick caking up and making friends for my child sim wasn't easy. I also had a couple of kids reaching a A in school before having a best friend, so I even had one go to school for another day as I didn't get her to best friend with that teen. I should have done more research as I couldn't find any more teens for my last 4 kids. I could have moved out at least one more teen so mom could have triplets if I had a romantic interest (but that teen was friends with a young adult as I couldn't find a teen).

Locations I used: bed, closet (with supernaturals there are two closets that can be used to woohoo and making kids, found this out in a practise run), treehouse, hay, hot tub, tent, elevator. I forgot about the possibility to make a baby in a rabbithole, but I got enough possibilities without them, I even had the shower left over for a next pregnancy.



 

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