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Offline Metropolis Man

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The Fortunate Fortnight
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:40:19 PM »
The Fortunate Fortnight

Goal
Completing lots of wishes and racking up your Sim’s Happiness Points — that’s the simple goal of this two-week event.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 1 Young Adult Sim (any life state is fine).
  • You may also create a pet or add a single pet after going into Live Mode. No other household additions.
  • No drinking Wish Enhancing Serum.
  • All completed Wishes must have different names. For example, “Be Worth More Than 25,000 simoleans” and “Be Worth More Than 50,000 simoleans” are similar, but because of the different values in the name of the wish your Sim can complete both.
  • No name changing at City Hall.
  • No changing a pet’s name after going Live.
  • No Ambitious trait.
  • Traveling is banned.
  • This challenge concludes at the end of 2 weeks (Week 2, Day 7, 11:59 PM).

Scoring

Happiness Points — At the conclusion of the challenge, click the Lifetime Happiness tab of your starting Young Adult Sim (any pet would not be scored in this event). Put your cursor over the treasure chest to obtain the Total Lifetime Happiness Acquired number (spent points + unspent point points). Do NOT use the number to the right of the treasure chest because that number is only unspent happiness points.

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.

And the Winner is...
After this event has closed everyone is encouraged to discuss how they approached the event, but the winner especially is expected to do so in detail.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                            Happiness Points
christinal3106181,927
Jack Alltrades172,496
charliemaybe169,440
Lisa46166,839
LenaLJ165,927
Femke82146,582
Chare140,692
alyssa.cole137,595
lvrugger136,100
Metropolis Man124,745
Turoskel124,326
mayayeti72122,690
tirajm115,451
Tiamet111,028
SassySimmer108,875
KRae106,945
sunshine_2406105,926
tiffieleigh104,290
nikkiheat105,675
rubywyld103,845
susiesue101,480
Sarleenia98,381
bored198,272
MarianT98,141
Kaydda97,865
LivvieLove92,432
Kirstie90,184
sethelD9389,231
aalikane85,924
P4n1kh0u5378,187
SlinBrigid76,861
Myzteree63,698
SIMantics10151,639
Deklitch36,484
Alexandra8828,280
Lali27,280
TandraelDNF

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 09:01:28 PM »
Okie dokie.  I got this one on the Forum calendar!
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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 09:05:57 PM »
Okie dokie.  I got this one on the Forum calendar!

Thank you Pam :)

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 10:23:37 AM »
Just a reminder of this rule that is in the General Rules:


Options > General Settings > uncheck the Enable Interactive Loading Screens box


It's kind of hidden so I did not want players to forget about that and think that spamming the load screen and restarting 20 times for more happiness points is something you can do hehe.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 02:36:04 PM »
No worries! I never play the 'find the thing' mini-games in the loading screens, my computer lags when I do that.  ;D

This sounds like a challenge I could do - just playing a single person and the goal is to get as many happiness points as possible using as many unique Wishes as possible. It sounds daunting but I might try that when I am not busy with my unofficial 4x4 Dynasty. (I was making it an Immortal Dynasty but I stupidly forgot to paint the 2nd generation as a toddler!)
I play The Sims 4 for fun, so I don't care if I never end up being interviewed for the Dynasty Hall of Fame; people who play for keeps burn out too easily and don't enjoy playing the games, so I am going to not sweat the details.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 02:02:30 AM »
I never play the 'find the thing' mini-games in the loading screens, my computer lags when I do that.  ;D

Oh, I thought I was the only person who had this problem! It started after patch... 1.67 or so?

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 08:45:51 PM »
Yea, my machine lags, too when I have that enabled. It's a neat feature, but kind of a resource hog.  :-\

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 01:24:22 PM »
  • All completed Wishes must have different names. For example, “Be Worth More Than 25,000 simoleans” and “Be Worth More Than 50,000 simoleans” are similar, but because of the different values in the name of the wish your Sim can complete both.


Does this mean that you can only lock in an "Improve ... Skill" once and complete it etc?
From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told what I must do and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice, and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 01:53:06 PM »
Does this mean that you can only lock in an "Improve ... Skill" once and complete it etc?

If the wish is for one particular skill, such as "Improve Cooking Skill" then yes, you can only complete that one once.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 01:54:05 PM »
Thanks, doing my test run now.
From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told what I must do and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice, and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 05:54:32 AM »
Just a reminder that it is really important to write down all wishes your Sim completes. It would be easy to accidentally disqualify yourself by completing two wishes with the same name.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 06:26:17 PM »
are we allowed to use expansion packs in this challenge?

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2014, 06:26:37 PM »
Are we allowed to use expansion packs in this challenge?

Yes.  All the official expansion packs are allowed, but please be careful as certain items from different expansion packs are banned (general rules).

All the EA official expansion packs:
1) World Adventures
2) Ambitions
3) Late Night
4) Generations
5) Pets
6) Showtime
7) Supernatural
8- Seasons
9) University Life
10) Island Paradise
11) Into the Future

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 08:30:22 PM »
So do I just post my score here?

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 08:59:18 PM »
I got 27280 lifetime Happieness

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 01:37:41 AM »
136,100 lifetime happiness points.

I was 19 minutes short of another 7,500. I did better in my practice run. C'est la vie.

Good luck, everyone!

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2014, 02:09:05 AM »
Wow, here I was thinking I had done well!
92,432. Too bad she got tired in the last few minutes... she was so close to two quite a bit more! Ah well, best of luck to everyone! I can't wait to hear how everyone did it! :)

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 11:22:39 AM »
I finished with 105,926 happiness points :)
From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told what I must do and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice, and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2014, 04:57:31 PM »
I finished with 78,187 Happiness Points.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 08:49:27 PM »
76,861 happiness points!

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2014, 11:08:39 AM »
103,845 Happiness Points   ;D    Seems like a really good score.. we'll see how far I get knocked down as the ending date approaches though, LOL

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2014, 12:56:22 PM »
106,945 Happiness Points. This went really fast. I can see a couple of ways a practice could have helped, but I'm satisfied with this total. Thanks Team. This was a lot of fun.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 11:54:30 AM »
Happiness points = 28,280

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2014, 12:09:27 PM »
Happy Wishmore is all done with his two weeks and racked up 124,745 happiness points. That was a fun little challenge. Crazy micromanagement for one Sim, but still fun.

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Re: The Fortunate Fortnight
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2014, 04:40:12 PM »
All done and $122,690 happiness points banked. Love these one sim challenges!