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Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:30:29 AM »
Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?!

Did you know that the world famous secret agent James Bond 007 had a long lost grand nephew, Jimmy? Apparently Jimmy has been MIA for nearly a month now and your Sim has been tagged as his replacement. But, here’s the kicker — we’re shackling you with horrible traits to make this a true challenge. Your mission — should you decide to accept it — is to step up and not only be a worthy double 0 agent, but a Double Oh No agent!

Similar to last year’s difficult Thank You for Your Service challenge, this event is the brainchild of Blackrosea. Enjoy!

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. Exceptions are noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 1 Human Young Adult Sim with the following traits: Couch Potato, Clumsy, Over-Emotional, Hates the Outdoors, and Coward. Traits can never be changed or added.
  • Life state can never change.
  • Set your seasons option to either 28 days or turn seasons off completely.
  • You must immediately enter the Law Enforcement career and never quit the job. No other jobs allowed.
  • Lifetime Wish = International Super Spy and cannot be changed.
  • Into the Future needs to be turned off to receive job opportunities. To find out how to do this using Sim Selector 3.0 look at the General Rules or uninstall the old fashioned way using EA's unistaller. You can also elect to play with ITF installed but will not receive opportunities.
  • No household additions.
  • Your Sim can only earn money from their career wages, any opportunities and vacation adventures (do not sell items found on vacation adventures), buying and selling businesses, and selling Celebrity freebies. This is an extremely important rule. If you make money any other way — even if it’s an accident, then you are DNF. Don’t make a mistake. Pay attention to where all household funds comes from. Save your file regularly and in the rare event the game tosses you some free money out of the blue, save your file under a new name, stop playing your file and PM the team with details.
  • Upgrading properties you have purchased is fine, but do not place any Family Inventory items on properties you have purchased.
  • Do not sell any items in Buy Mode from purchased properties.
  • No buying and selling from the consignment store or the elixir store.
  • No selling of any items from personal or Family inventory except celebrity freebies.
  • Elixirs, Herbs, and coffee beans are banned.
  • Going to University and the future are not allowed.
  • Island Paradise players cannot own a resort and also cannot stay overnight in a resort.
  • The Genie reward and Inheritance reward are banned.
  • This challenge is over when the requirements listed in the next section have been attained. If your Sim dies or your Sim misses a day of work (no taking unpaid vacation or staying home if they are sick), quits the Law Enforcement career or is fired, then post your score as DNF.**

**You are allowed a slight grace period...as long as your Sim is on their way to work within an hour, you're fine. But, more than an hour and it's game over.

Moving Basics and Requirements for Moving to the Next Town
  • It is your choice what town to start with and what towns to move to, but all 3 towns must be different.
  • Use your Sim’s phone to move to a new world.
  • Refresh your memory with the 2014 Tournament General Rules section on Creating Your Scoring File — you are allowed limited use of Edit Town for every town you move to in this event. Changes must be made before you go into Live Mode.
Before your secret agent is allowed to move to the next town they must complete the following requirements:

Town 1:
Sim must attain career level 4
Must go on a date and Woo Hoo with at least one local Sim (cannot be someone you met while on vacation)
Accomplish the requirements from one vacation world**

Town 2:
Sim must attain career level 7
Must go on a date and Woo Hoo with at least one local Sim (cannot be someone you met while on vacation)
Accomplish the requirements from one vacation world**

Town 3:
Sim must attain career level 10
Must go on a date and Woo Hoo with at least one local Sim (cannot be someone you met while on vacation)
Accomplish the requirements from one vacation world**

**You must take 3 different vacations (you can only take one vacation while in each town) — one in Egypt, one in France, and one in China. You must accomplish 3 things on each vacation:
  • Get at least VISA lvl 1;
  • Get skill lvl 3 in the associated skill of the particular location (photography in Egypt, Martial Arts in China, and Nectar Making in France);
  • Obtain 3 friends. Friendship status need to be obtained while on vacation—no inviting these Sims later to your town for the purpose of becoming friends.

On the skilling — All of the vacation requirement skilling must be done while on vacation and no reading skill books.
  • NOTE: You can go to a given vacation destination more than once if necessary to finish requirements — for example, while your home town is Sunset Valley you end up going to France two times (but you would not be able to go to China or Egypt).


Before you officially finish your mission you must also complete the following (all three requirements must be in place when you finish your file):
  • Attain level 5 celebrity status;
  • Buy a Margaret Vaguester vehicle ($105,000);
  • Max the Mixology skill.

Scoring
Just as with the Grandmaster challenge earlier this year it all comes down to the total minutes it takes you to accomplish the requirements in all worlds and in each vacation. Once again, LenaLJ has come through with flying colors with a helpful spreadsheet (Lena you are awesome!). IMPORTANT: follow Lena's instructions and do not leave certain cells blank or the spreadsheet will not calculate correctly.

Town Time — When you use your phone to move while in towns #1 and #2 you will get a pop-up screen asking you which town you want to move to. The game automatically pauses. Write down the hours and minutes (and if your finishing time was AM or PM) at that point. You do not need to worry about Weeks and Days in the spreadsheet for towns #1 and #2 because those are carried over to the next town. When you finish in town #3 you will need to note all information — weeks, days, hours, and minutes. Just plug in the appropriate cells in the pink section of the spreadsheet for your Town Time. The spreadsheet will automatically calculate your total Town Time from all three towns at the bottom of the pink section. 

Vacation Time — Then, plug the necessary info for all three vacations (there are additional cells in case you need to return for another vacation in a given world) and the spreadsheet will give you your total vacation minutes in the purple section.

Total — The spreadsheet converts everything you plug in from both sections to the total minutes at the bottom in the blue cell.

When posting your score make sure to not just give us the minutes, but all the information so we can double check your result. Write down your Week/Days and exact time of the day for your Town Time when you are finished with the challenge. You also need to report the exact time you finished each vacation. So, as an example, please report your final score in the following fashion:

World 1 Week 1, Day 5, 8:25 AM
Egypt: Day 3, 8:45 PM

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World 2 Week 2, Day 6, 4:15 PM
France: Day 3, 6:22 AM

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World 3 Week 3, Day 2, 11: 49 PM
China: Day 2, 10:14 PM

Town Time = World 1 + World 2 + World 3
Vacation Time = Egypt + France + China
Total = Town Time + Vacation Time

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 is Now Closed

This Ruleset will self destruct in 5 seconds...

Player                       Town Time     Vacation Time     Total
Nutella26400517631576
Blackrosea32031210334134
Chare34474403438508
joker39504502344527
LenaLJ42852683649688
Metropolis Man40620989350513
christinal310644766673851504
GlazeyLady49495281552310
Posidem49395780457199
MarianT48898846557363
Lisa46462681151757785
Kirstie428751504257917
limsielou49147922058367
aalikane55956855264508
CynKuy56211866764878
kearn7658133758865721
Danielle Haydis57973965967632
Myzteree60779814368922
Tiamet64341524369584
KRae600491054770596
mayayeti7264129661170740
Femke82593151144270757
MomOfMany630331028573318
Tandrael663251053376858
klop9076500658783087
jewels1298896316090105053
rubywyld9542217339112761
rokrchik9716818328115496
DeklitchDNF
PlayalotDNF
KakeDNF
TuroskelDNF
lvruggerDNF
SarleeniaDNF
charliemaybeDNF
FerretmaniaDNF
SIMantics101DNF

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 08:31:49 AM »
Hey, everyone — we're still tweaking the spreadsheet, so no need to say you found an error. It should all be fine by the time this goes live.



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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 12:55:46 PM »
This challenge requires 2 expansion packs -- world adventures and late night. 

World Adventures -- all the travelling
Late Night -- Attain level 5 celebrity status & Max the Mixology skill.

Is there anybody else out there (besides susiesue) that wants to participate but don't have the required xpacs?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 02:22:42 PM »
I don't have late night, but I just went to check in Origin and they have it at $12.99, with that price I think I'm going to go get it!  ;)
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 12:53:11 AM »
Can we be business partners or do we have to own the businesses.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 05:35:15 AM »
I know that it says about missing a day of work in the rule set, but what about taking an unpaid vacation, would that be allowed?
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 07:13:27 AM »
Can we be business partners or do we have to own the businesses.

Yes you can be business partners without owning the business.

I know that it says about missing a day of work in the rule set, but what about taking an unpaid vacation, would that be allowed?

No



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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 07:25:01 AM »
I don't have World Adventures, and due to my computer, don't plan on getting it. That's okay. I can sit this one out and just see how everyone does. Have fun!

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 07:29:20 AM »
    Yeah, definitely no unpaid vacation — I mention it in the rule now...

    • This challenge is over when the requirements listed in the next section have been attained. If your Sim dies or your Sim misses a day of work (no taking unpaid vacation or staying home if they are sick) or is fired, then post your score as DNF.**

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 01:49:47 AM »
Dear all, the spreadsheet is now complete, and can be tried out before the event starts :)
Please be aware to only touch the fields where you write in the time and not the rest :)

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 02:18:41 AM »
What is unpaid vacation? Does that mean taking days off of work?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 04:39:33 AM »
What is unpaid vacation? Does that mean taking days off of work?

You can use your phone to ask for unpaid days off from your job. This is not allowed for this challenge.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 05:51:32 PM »
    Yeah, definitely no unpaid vacation — I mention it in the rule now...

    • This challenge is over when the requirements listed in the next section have been attained. If your Sim dies or your Sim misses a day of work (no taking unpaid vacation or staying home if they are sick) or is fired, then post your score as DNF.**
Thanks for the clarification, I just wanted to make sure as it wasn't previously mentioned.  Thanks again :)[/list]
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2014, 10:32:16 AM »
I am running a Mac and can't use the Game Selector so does this mean I can't participate or could I just uninstall Into the Future or play without opportunites?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 10:49:08 AM »
I am running a Mac and can't use the Game Selector so does this mean I can't participate or could I just uninstall Into the Future or play without opportunites?

You can uninstall (the old fashion way) or play without opportunities.  Game Selector is not a MUST, its a luxury. :)