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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »
So I practised a few times, got my strategy ready and was really looking forward to giving this one a go. I started my game file...and then it game crashed before I even had a chance to save it! So, I'm a DNF :'(

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2014, 05:39:15 PM »
Oh, this challenge ends tomorrow!!! What I had in mind hasn't really worked in my test files, it seems I'll just have to jump in! Good it's such a fast challenge!
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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2014, 06:28:42 PM »
Folks I have what may be upsetting news for some of you — I need to restart this challenge and extend the ending time. Pam brought to my attention her feelings on not promoting the killing of Sims on the forum. We are indeed a family friendly place and though I am not specifically promoting killing there's no other way to get Sims to move out efficiently to make their expensive homes available (now you know how Chare did it hehe).

Here's another problem — the tournament has always had a no kill policy since 2009. That's kind of imbedded in players heads, but I dropped it for this year just because I honestly did not think that would even be an issue. And it hasn't with the challenges so far. But, this event is different. You basically have to kill Sims to get them out of their houses. I had a long discussion with Carl about this while we were playing D3 today and had made up my mind that it was a player's responsibility to know the rules. But, guys...I just do not feel good about this. Pam and I are friends and allowing this to go down could potentially be a real black eye. I cannot let that happen. So, the event starts over as of right now and ends at the end of July. The only difference in the rule set is there is no intentional killing of Sims.

I am so sorry if feelings are hurt over this decision. I take full responsibility for this and did not discuss it with ratchie, Blackrosea, or Nutella (sorry, ladies). It was bothering me so much that I just had to act and do it quickly before there was longterm damage.

I hope everyone that submitted scores already will decide to participate again.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2014, 06:44:01 PM »
This challenge has restarted (see above post) with a no kill policy. The end time has been extended to July 31.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2014, 07:32:34 PM »
This challenge has restarted (see above post) with a no kill policy. The end time has been extended to July 31.

Given that only people who realized that the No-Kill Rule was not in the General Rules for this year had a massive advantage and would require others to do this to be competitive, it seems fair. Those used to the rules in the past who didn't realize not killing wasn't in there would rank very lowly compared to those who killed. Perhaps the best solution is to allow those who already submitted scores without killing to retain them, so that they do not have to do the event over. Unfortunately, someone has to - but those people already did the challenge without using that strategy.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2014, 07:40:28 PM »
I never killed any sims in my strategy. Can I keep my score? I thought that it wasn't allowed.

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« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2014, 07:43:54 PM »
Yes, this is a totally fair suggestion (thank you, Carl and Lisa) — if you did NOT kill Sims, then your score can stand. But, I have no way of knowing aside from you posting in this thread stating as much. So, if you did not kill Sims to make their homes available, then let the team know and we'll put you back in the table.



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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2014, 07:54:05 PM »
My score did not involve killing Sims. Thank you, Metro and Carl. :)
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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2014, 08:13:13 PM »
It didn't occur to me to kill any Sims. Even though I have a low score, I'd rather not have to re-play the challenge.
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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2014, 08:41:24 PM »
Although it did occur to me to kill sims to get them out I didn't know how? I don't think I have ever really killed a sim! So is it ok for me to ask how it was possible to do so and still maintain the rules?

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« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2014, 09:09:44 PM »
I did not even think of killing sims (pretty obvious by my low score). I would just like to keep my score as it is. It was low, but it wouldn't be fair for me to start over.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2014, 09:24:39 PM »
Although it did occur to me to kill sims to get them out I didn't know how? I don't think I have ever really killed a sim! So is it ok for me to ask how it was possible to do so and still maintain the rules?

Locking them in a room and starving them. As morbid as that sounds you'd still be adhering to the rules as they were originally posted hehe.

Off to bed. I will update the leaderboard tomorrow morning. Keep the info coming guys...let me know if you did the challenge without killing and if you want your score to stand. If not, this is by no means any kind of finger pointing, etc — just redo your effort and finish by July 31.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2014, 09:32:02 PM »
Killing sims was not part of my strategy but it did occur to me after I posted my score.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2014, 10:11:08 PM »
Grimmie had a pretty busy week in my game.  So many sims trying to divide by 0 . . . in a locked room . . . with no shower.

Although I am aware of the no-kill rule from previous challenges, I did read and reread the rules to make sure I wasn't missing it in this one, and when I saw this:

Hehe..I am guessing I know what you're curious about and if I am right then have no fear. ;)

I thought sure that's what it was referencing.

I have no problem with the no-kill rule, but in defense of those who chose to separate certain sims from their very expensive homes, I just want to say as a reminder that when we open a new game, there they are again.  It isn't really killing, and we aren't really monsters.   :D

Personally, this was the first time I've seen so much of Grimmie - I had no idea he could be so funny. 

But as I said, I have no problem with the no-kill rule and will happily play this one again and submit a new, Grim-free score.


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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2014, 11:06:50 PM »
I actually thought that Metro's quote posted by GlazeyLady referred to something entirely different.

However, I did not kill anyone nor did I think about killing anyone.

I would like my current score to stand, please.

I am happy to explain what I did do to the team if they wish to PM me about it.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2014, 11:25:21 PM »
I thought sure that's what it was referencing.

I have no problem with the no-kill rule, but in defense of those who chose to separate certain sims from their very expensive homes, I just want to say as a reminder that when we open a new game, there they are again.  It isn't really killing, and we aren't really monsters.   :D

Not only that, the winner in the 2012 Career Caps & New Digs Challenge used the starving strategy and their score was not removed (to the best of my knowledge as it's still listed in the challenge hall of fame). The no-kill rule wasn't even mentioned after the strat was revealed (if it was, I am unable to find it).

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2014, 12:47:48 AM »
Everybody is alive, and my total is 875183.  I really enjoyed seeing the inside of a lot of houses I hadn't before.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2014, 01:55:54 AM »
I have a question- is it possible for me to try this challenge again even though I originally posted DNF and my intention wasn't to killl any sims? I would love to try again but I'm not sure if this would be OK?

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2014, 03:24:46 AM »
My score didn't involve any killing of sims either, to be honest that hadn't even occurred to me and I was surprised when I read it, I was just hoping story progression might move them about but it didn't.

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« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2014, 07:12:02 AM »
I have a question- is it possible for me to try this challenge again even though I originally posted DNF and my intention wasn't to killl any sims? I would love to try again but I'm not sure if this would be OK?

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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2014, 07:42:46 AM »
I think the table is up to date with everyone that has stated whether they killed Sims or not.

@Chare — I totally get your frustration. You are NOT being punished. I am not finger pointing or anything. I am not saying killing Sims is bad. I simply want to have that option taken away for this event because if only some players do it and others do not then the challenge essentially becomes worthless. It would be like a 5K race where some players knew to use shoes that would make them go twice as fast. Anyways, you and Glazey do your efforts again...no doubt you guys are still going to do awesome because you are incredible players. I really do hope there are no lasting hurt feelings here and we can move on.

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2014, 09:27:19 AM »
I actually thought that Metro's quote posted by GlazeyLady referred to something entirely different.

Oh, and don't I wish I knew what that was . . . now that I need a new strategy.   :D

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2014, 12:52:39 PM »
Total value of the houses is:  $866,889.

My score can stand. No killing sims

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Re: House Hunters II
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2014, 01:00:39 PM »
I didn't think of this until I was finishing up the first time and didn't want to complicate things that late in the game by asking, but now that the timeframe has changed, I'll ask. 

Regarding:

Right before the challenge ends you need to obtain the worth of your last home. Use your phone to bring up the Move dialog box (but do not select a new home) in order to obtain the value of your last home. 

Should this include instructions that anything that might have been placed on the final lot (e.g. a car in the driveway, skill items, etc.) has to be put in the Family Inventory before getting the value on the final house?  I know the rules say that nothing can be left on the lot when you move, but you aren't really moving from here, and it would be easy to accidentally leave one or two cars on the lot or to forget to pack something up before getting the lot value.

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« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2014, 01:17:58 PM »
I didn't think of this until I was finishing up the first time and didn't want to complicate things that late in the game by asking, but now that the timeframe has changed, I'll ask. 

Regarding:
Should this include instructions that anything that might have been placed on the final lot (e.g. a car in the driveway, skill items, etc.) has to be put in the Family Inventory before getting the value on the final house?  I know the rules say that nothing can be left on the lot when you move, but you aren't really moving from here, and it would be easy to accidentally leave one or two cars on the lot or to forget to pack something up before getting the lot value.

Good point, thank you. *shakes his head in disgust* There's goes my own exploit! I'm kidding, I'm kidding! ;)