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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #100 on: April 11, 2014, 12:07:31 PM »
Household Funds = $85,414
Bingos = 99 points
Final Multiplier = 1.00 + 99 = 1.99

Final Challenge Score = 85414 X 1.99 = 169,973

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2014, 02:32:06 PM »
I really enjoyed this one and can't wait to hear how the top scorers got such great bingos!

My household funds were £30174, with bingos of 35, for a total of 40734



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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2014, 12:56:48 PM »
I haven't had Ambitions long, and I actually hadn't played the Ghost Hunter career before.

My score:
Funds:   43 229
Bingo:    40

Total: 43 229 * 1.40 = 60 520

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #103 on: April 12, 2014, 01:59:13 PM »
Household funds = 34,737
Bingo = 46

Total:  34,737 x 1.46 = 50,716.02

Can't wait to find out how the top scorers did it :)
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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2014, 07:32:25 AM »
Just two more days for players to get their scores posted. Good luck to everyone finishing up.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2014, 12:33:02 PM »
This was my first time ever playing a ghost hunter! I got ambitions last month just for the Bunch challenge (which I ran out of time to do, ironically enough) so it was a lot of fun to have a challenge to test things out.

At the end of his ghost hunting run, PJ Venkman was left with:

Household funds: $32,188
Bingo points: 30

Total: 32,188 x 1.30 = 41,844

It was hard to stop playing because I wanted to keep catching all the ghosts!  ;D

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #106 on: April 14, 2014, 12:36:59 PM »
Haha purpletiger, I have a Peter Venkman in my dynasty too!  Good choice of name.



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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2014, 01:03:21 PM »
Household Funds = $68,966
Bingos = 92 points
Final Multiplier = 1.00 + 92 = 1.92

Final Challenge Score = 68966 X 1.92 = 132,415

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2014, 04:37:18 PM »
Just one day left! Good luck to everyone finishing up.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #109 on: April 14, 2014, 08:06:23 PM »
Dean Winchester worked hard to get all the ghosts and jobs he could. He missed having his brother, Sam Winchester, around with all the supernatural events going on in town.


Household funds: $89,531
Bingo points: 139

Total: 89,531 x 2.39 = 213,979

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #110 on: April 14, 2014, 11:10:22 PM »
Alanna Spirit had fun being my guinea pig Ghost Hunter.

Household funds - $34,782
Bingo - 22

Total: 34,782x1.22= 42,434

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2014, 07:27:31 AM »
Janine Melnitz did her best as a rookie 'buster.  My first time trying the career and I think I figured where the big money tipping point was, but she just didn't get there in time.

But still here's her score.

Base total $29,246
Bingos : 16 (sooo many friendly young ghosts, and almost no ancients at all...)

Adjusted total : $33,925

Can't wait to see the strategies of the experts!
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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2014, 06:17:31 PM »
I thought I did pretty well then I calculated my score and I didn't. Haha oh well it was fun.

Total: $40,402
Bingos: 49

Final: 60,198

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #113 on: April 15, 2014, 07:42:04 PM »
Total: $64,128
Bingos: 70

Final: 109,017

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2014, 02:54:28 AM »
Total Funds :  34503
Total Bingo :  50

Altogether:  34503 X 1.50 = 51754.
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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2014, 06:23:14 AM »
This event is now closed. 41 participants — wow, that makes me happy in this final year of Sims 3 challenges. Great job, everyone. And I am super pleased to announce Blackrosea as the champion of this event. Well done!

Everyone is free to share their strategy now.

The one thing I will share that I discovered a long time ago (when testing for the first event a couple years ago) is that actually reading logic books quickly in the library is a fantastic way to gain career levels before the very first GH profession job fires at 5pm on Monday. So, I kept my guy up with coffee beans for a day and a half and had him read like crazy before the first round of profession jobs spawned on Monday.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2014, 06:33:09 AM »
Wow, that's a super score Blackrosea, congratulations! Really looking forward to seeing your strategy.

Here is mine:

Traits I chose were bookworm, genius (to gain logic skill quick smart), slob (not to waste time showering & getting a bad moodlet), overemotional & ambitious (to gain LTR points quickly). I created a basic small house in a central location in town with free floor & wall covering which I recoloured to my liking to save money and bought a toilet. Then I only bought other stuff if I was given a wish for them to gain points. I bought enough maui beans to last 2 weeks and only ate those which means I didn’t have to sleep at all. I spent the first couple of days in the library powering through logic books so that when I started my ghost hunter career I went straight to L5. Then just continued fulfilling easy wishes, skilling logic and doing jobs until I got to L10 by the end of the first week. I got lots of LTH points for maxing logic and completing my lifetime wish meant my mood meter was maxed for the rest of the 2nd week. YAY!

I got the following LTH rewards in this order: entrepreneurial mindset (to get to L10 faster), professional simoleon booster (to get more money from ghost sales), opportunistic (this was wasted as I didn’t get one ghost hunter opportunity the whole time), multitasker (again to help get to L10 faster), steel bladder, no bills ever (not to erode my household funds) and dirt defiant after I had a last shower at the fire station (to get rid of the smelly moodlet as my bar was in the red all the time). I had lots of LTH points left but I couldn’t think of what else would be worth buying to help my Simmy. I got friendly with ghosts on jobs before banishing them to keep my social meter full and get positive moodlets for making new friends.

Once I got the ghost locating device, the 2nd week was spent scanning for and bagging ghosts. This was easy by using map view to see where they were. I didn’t sleep, just popped a maui bean when the buzz wore off from the previous one. I avoided community investigations in the 2nd week as I didn’t get any ghosts to sell from those. I don’t know what my ghosts would have been worth without investing in the professional simoleon booster reward, but I was happy with ending on $54,737.
 
I managed 2 x old bingos, 6 x kind, 4 x friendly, 6 x frightened and 2 x lost (56 points) without needing the free “X” from the awards. The 5 service awards I got I used to finish off  the more lucrative bingo combinations: 1 x old bingo (8 points) and 4 x jealous  bingos (28 points). Total = 92

Thanks to the challenge team for such a fun tournament so far and to all those kind people on this forum and on SimsWiki for sharing their tips & tricks.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2014, 06:36:07 AM »
not my best effort ...

Household funds - 17,816
Bingos - 1.00 + 28 = 1.28
Total - 17,816 X 1.28 = 22,804

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2014, 07:56:45 AM »
I don't have the EP with coffee beans so my sim actually had to sleep, so I got her the best single bed and made her love the outdoors and went the outdoor living route. Her other traits were Ambitious, Bookworm, Genius, and Klepto (to get a fast car and the positive moodlet for returning stuff). First day she got the job, bought fruit, and hit the library. Hard. She ended up catching 152 spirits, a lot more than my test run, but only popped one GH opportunity, way less than my test run. That kind of hurt her in the funds department. I never, in both test and actual, caught one single wrathful spirit.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2014, 08:31:25 AM »
Congratulations blackrosea, well done.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2014, 08:59:16 AM »
Congrats Blackrosea on your score.

Right then, I chose Brave, Night Owl, Bookworm, Genius and Ambitious as Red Shirt's traits. I plopped down in Sunset Valley right next to the Bunches house. I didn't use coffee beans, after my misadventure with them in the Bunch file. I built a wall and put two cheap counters on the lot, as well as an alarm. I put my camera down on one of the counters. Then I sent Mr Shirt to one of the local gardening spots to pick fruit and veges and then off to take a lesson in logic (I was lucky in that it was the cheap lesson that day) and then to the library to read up on logic. My guy slept mainly during the day time and always at the fire station. I managed to pick up four rewards
- Spooky Trophy
- Spirit Medal
- Paranormal Medal
- Mayor's Award
LTRs I had were inappropriate but in a good way, profession sim booster, entrepreneurial mindset, meditative trance sleep and steel bladder.

122 spirits were caught. Quite early on, Red Shirt caught an evil ancient spirit (like in the 2nd night, the only evil spirit he caught) and I also caught a single wrathful spirit. I used my four spares to complete the Ancient, evil, old and frightened bingos on my first bingo card, to go with the jealous, kind and friendly bingos I completed with ghosts on that card. I managed to bingo Friendly on all six cards, and Kind on the first four cards. Young spirits, whether Lost, Frightened, Friendly or Kind were the ghosts I caught most often, followed by Friendly and Kind old ghosts.

Thanks to Pam for creating the bingo cards.

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2014, 09:18:15 AM »
I beat my score from the last time we did this challenge so I was happy on a personal level. I did wonder if having different traits would make a difference to which ghosts a Sim got. I had what felt like a billion kind and friendly ghosts so I wondered if having the evil trait would bring out the evil ghosts.
I did debate testing this theory but then I went on holiday for a week and decided not to.

Congratulations to Blackrosea for a hard fought victory and well done to everyone who played.

All together now"We ain't afraid of no ghosts!"

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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #122 on: April 16, 2014, 09:44:21 AM »
Congrats Blackrosea!

Wow, great strategies everyone! I also gave my sim the "Klepto" trait so she would get a car soon and not have to spend money on it! She also swiped a toilet and a shower… hehehe, so bad she couldn't swipe a bed!

I read what "Largo the Stampede" did some years ago, then I did a practice run trying to follow his steps but first, I don't know why, my Sim with the "slob" trait DID get a bad moodlet from being dirty! So I ended giving her different trait from Largo's. My idea was to, like Largo, master the career ASAP, and from there just go scan for ghosts everywhere, and that I did, only that ancient and evil ghost are so hard to get!

Oh, and the other doubt I have is with the coffee beans: how do they work? If my Sim ate them when she wasn't hungry enough she would get sick and not get the benefits from them so I had to wait for her to be hungry and at that time she was also a bit tired so she would eat the bean and get the boost but the bar would still be yellow. After a while she would get the bad moodlet that says something like "caffeine crash", sweetgrass or another bean would make it go away, but again, if she wasn't hungry enough she would get sick instead of energetic… so she really had to go sleep or nap for a while! I just don't know how you guys can have a Sim awake just on coffee beans, it is just not working for me! I guess my Sims are like me: that I just crash even if I had coffee!!! Hahaha
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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »
Congrats, Blackrosea!

I didn't realize that reading logic books at the library would give you such a boost! That's handy to know for future challenges.
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Re: Ghost Hunter Bingo II: Let the Spirit Move You
« Reply #124 on: April 16, 2014, 10:45:47 AM »
Congrats Blackrosea!

I did just like Tandrael! I read up on Largos win and tried to reciprocate that as much as I could. I also used night owl instead of slob as the 10 moodlet from not showering didn't really matter and it was canceled out when my sim was up all night from the night owl moodlet. I also did loves the heat instead of outdoors because it helped my sim not to combust from heat or get sunburnt. I bought the cheapest but best bed and the cheapest good vehicle. I don't know how to work the coffee beans either so didn't use them. My sim always crash after and they usually get nauseous so it was just a lose lose to me. I also thought about ratchies idea but didn't get to test it. I loaded up on apples and limes from the garden in Twinbrook for food. I only did apples and limes though because you get 4 most harvests to I didn't have to harvest as much! I ended up with 18 of each and that was plenty!  I too got an evil ancient spirit early on but never again! I seemed to get the same young ghosts over and over!

 

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