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Offline Metropolis Man

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A Portrait of My Hometown
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:27:46 AM »
A Portrait of My Hometown

Goal
This is a brand new challenge and it comes courtesy of MarianT (thank you, Marian). The basic goal is to paint as many different portraits of your hometown residents as you can before time runs out. Adding up your 10 most valuable portraits will also be something to keep in mind.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 1 Young Adult Human Sim.
  • You may also create 1 pet for your household.
  • No changing life states.
  • You may not add to the household after entering Live Mode.
  • No drinking or throwing elixirs.
  • No herbs, coffee beans, or mixology drinks.
  • No completing any opportunities.
  • No traveling.
  • Your Sim can only have one easel on their home lot and all portraits must be done via clicking the Paint Portrait of...interaction on that easel (unlocks at skill level 7).
  • All portraits must be large size and of Sims only — no horses, unicorns, cats, or dogs.
  • If your Sim dies, then post your score as DNF.
  • This challenge concludes at the end of 4 weeks (Week 4, Day 7, 11:59 PM).

Scoring

Top 10 — Add up the value of your 10 most valuable portraits. No consignment store sales or no cashing them in for opportunities.

Portraits — This is your multiplier. Everyone starts with a multiplier of 1.00 and for every different Sim you are able to paint a portrait of add .01 to your multiplier. You must write down everyone’s name on a sheet of paper in case the team needs to verify your score.

Example: You get to Week 4, Day 7, 11:59 PM and your Top 10 portraits are worth 22,500 simoleans. You have also written down the names of 25 different Sims which you have painted portraits of.

Total = 22,500 X 1.25 = 28,125

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                            Top 10        Portraits       Total
LenaLJ52,7471.4677,010
Nutella51,8921.4776,281
Metropolis Man51,9181.4374,242
Blackrosea50,2591.4673,378
Chare49,6681.4572,018
ratchie49,9821.4371,474
GlazeyLady48,1421.4670,287
alyssa.cole47,0131.4467,698
susiesue47,6041.4167,122
Femke8247,4831.3765,051
charliemaybe45,7901.4265,021
MarianT47,2401.3764,718
nikkiheat45,2631.4163,820
klop9047,0831.3563,562
mayayeti7242,7491.3858,993
Playalot43,1651.3658,704
jesirose43,1291.3658,655
tara172742,0161.3657,141
Turoskel44,4061.2856,839
MomOfMany42,1631.3456,498
Acustical41,8001.3355,594
SassySimmer41,5661.3254,867
limsielou44,5471.2153,901
Deklitch43,2811.2453,668
Sarleenia39,2541.3352,207
SIMantics10140,9771.2752,040
Pam40,6891.2751,675
Tandrael40,6841.2048,820
KRae38,2391.2748,563
rubywyld38,7511.2247,276
mcconagh35,0211.2844,826
CynKuy36,6831.1943,652
CeresIn34,4681.2242,050
LivvieLove33,8551.2341,641
Tiamet34,6281.2041,553
Nandarelle31,5311.2940,674
sethelD9330,8161.2137,287
Jagid27,6471.2334,005
jewels12927,0221.2232,997
Simittysimsim26,3031.2031,563
Alexandra8820,7821.1824,522
Rikki8528--1.00DNF
lvrugger--1.00DNF
Red the Wolf--1.00DNF
kearn76--1.00DNF
Alexandria_--1.00DNF

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 01:06:18 PM »
Wow this seems like a challenge I might actually be able to complete.  ;D

One question: Does 'hometown residents' mean anybody who lives in the hometown?

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 01:08:09 PM »
Yes it is anybody that lives in your town. Just remember to write the names down of everyone you paint a portrait of.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 02:59:29 PM »
Whatever is allowed in the General Challenge rule.
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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 03:22:15 PM »
Whatever is allowed in the General Challenge rule.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 03:41:24 PM »
I fixed the link,thanks for letting us know about that Schip.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 11:32:59 AM »
I made a change to this line in the ruleset, emphasized a word.

-- Create 1 Young Adult Human Sim.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
I love painting, yay!
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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 12:12:35 PM »
I clarified the following rule so hopefully there is no confusion which easel interaction to use:

  • Your Sim can only have one easel on their home lot and all portraits must be done via clicking the Paint Portrait of...interaction on that easel (unlocks at skill level 7).

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 10:14:32 AM »
You might want to emphasize the large size since that's not what pops up first when doing portraits.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 10:47:52 AM »
You might want to emphasize the large size since that's not what pops up first when doing portraits.

Done.   Attention All:  I made a change to this line in the ruleset, emphasized a word.

-- All portraits must be large size and of Sims only — no horses, unicorns, cats, or dogs.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 12:31:56 PM »
I'm not sure if I have glitch or what but I'm playing a test run of this one and there is no option to choose the size of portraits.  They are always medium sized.  How do you choose to do a large portrait specifically... my test sim is Level 10 in painting.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 12:40:42 PM »
I'm not sure if I have glitch or what but I'm playing a test run of this one and there is no option to choose the size of portraits.  They are always medium sized.  How do you choose to do a large portrait specifically... my test sim is Level 10 in painting.

 "I" key to change portrait size, during when the portrait window popups.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 12:46:43 PM »
Yep, you would just press I one time to get to the large size from the default medium. If memory serves me large may become the default size then if you do not change it again. I am not sure. I may be getting confused with setting a camera's default size.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
Ok I just went and tried it .. the 'I' key did nothing but pull up your sim inventory during the options BUT when you go to the 'Capture' box before hitting the 'C' button hit the 'I' button and your capture window turns big.  Thanks guys I never would have known!  The things you can miss even after playing for years!

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 01:25:26 PM »
Ok I just went and tried it .. the 'I' key did nothing but pull up your sim inventory during the options BUT when you go to the 'Capture' box before hitting the 'C' button hit the 'I' button and your capture window turns big.  Thanks guys I never would have known!  The things you can miss even after playing for years!

Right. "I" does not change size unless you are in Capture mode already. So, when your Sim and their subject are standing at the easel and the screen goes dark and you go into Capture mode, then you press I.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 02:06:40 PM »
Yep, you would just press I one time to get to the large size from the default medium. If memory serves me large may become the default size then if you do not change it again. I am not sure. I may be getting confused with setting a camera's default size.

It does not change it, I wish it did. You have to change it to Large every time.
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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 02:08:53 PM »
Right. "I" does not change size unless you are in Capture mode already. So, when your Sim and their subject are standing at the easel and the screen goes dark and you go into Capture mode, then you press I.

You are confused with the camera Metro

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 06:55:04 AM »
Hello,

I'm not sure if I understand the term "hometown residents" correctly, does it solely include the sims who live in a household in this city?

I'm unsure if I should start participating in the tournaments but I might try the practice run and see how it goes.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2014, 07:06:46 AM »
@Tigerbalm — I deleted a portion of your question as it may have tipped off some players as to who to make portraits of. Anyways, to answer your question — basically anyone in your town qualifies. Anyone. Period. They do not need any type of qualification — if they are on your lot and you can paint a portrait of them, then they are considered hometown residents and you're golden.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 12:46:41 PM »
 ;D Yay! This looks fun and *much* simpler than the Bunch of Jobs and Rewards that I (finally) just finished. Hurray!!

Of course, I love complicated too. Just sayin'. LOL.  :)

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 12:04:32 PM »
Yay this will be my first challenge!  Starting it now :)

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2014, 02:52:15 PM »
Can you get a job?

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2014, 04:17:18 PM »
Can you get a job?

No restriction, go ahead.

 

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