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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #125 on: May 26, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »
Kind of looking forward to this one - really different than our typical bread and butter offerings.

@Lena - do you think you could come up with a formula that would automatically calculate a player's total minutes played if they plugged in 1) days to aging up, and 2) clock time with am or pm?

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Now - do we just leave it at that for score or do we want to get really brutal and give players a reduction on their total time depending on if they choose some bad traits in CAS? So, for example everyone has a 1.00 multiplier. For ever bad trait you assign your Sims (we could come up with 9 I guess) you could have 5% reduced in your time. That's going to make it a lot more complicated I think, but we can discuss it.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #126 on: May 26, 2015, 01:11:59 PM »
I was thinking you could subtract 4 hours (or 6) for each bad trait. That way 6 bad traits would get a full day off your total.
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #127 on: May 26, 2015, 02:58:48 PM »
I was thinking you could subtract 4 hours (or 6) for each bad trait. That way 6 bad traits would get a full day off your total.

I like that. 240 minutes could be chopped off for each bad trait chosen in CAS. 6 different bad traits possible. Now we need to come up with that list of bad traits.

Ones that come to mind for me -

Hot Headed
Clumsy
Glutton - the lack of food at the get go will be a real problem
Lazy
Neat - Sims peeing themselves, etc at the beginning could cause bad moldiest
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #128 on: May 26, 2015, 03:32:45 PM »
Other possible bad traits:
Insane
Squeamish
Gloomy
Snob
Mean
Evil
Slob

Mean, evil, and insane will all cause them to ask autonomously mean to their housemates.  Slob would cause them to make messes, with the only benefit being they wouldn't mind their own mess.  The rest of the house would though if no repeat traits are allowed.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #129 on: May 26, 2015, 06:13:46 PM »
Skip squeamish.  People that don't have outdoor retreat will not have access to this trait.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #130 on: May 28, 2015, 11:47:38 AM »
Just wanted to step into this thread for a sec and let everyone know my family will be in Florida for a week - we're leaving Saturday and returning the following Friday. I hope to get the two next rulesets up tomorrow which is earlier than usual, but I wanted to do that before I left.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #131 on: May 28, 2015, 12:14:43 PM »
Just wanted to step into this thread for a sec and let everyone know my family will be in Florida for a week - we're leaving Saturday and returning the following Friday. I hope to get the two next rulesets up tomorrow which is earlier than usual, but I wanted to do that before I left.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #132 on: June 06, 2015, 10:32:21 AM »
Effective immediately, MarianT is now part of the challenge team. Welcome aboard, Marian! :)

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #133 on: June 06, 2015, 10:42:01 AM »
Congratulations MarianT!

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2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #134 on: June 06, 2015, 10:43:54 AM »
Grats, Marian!

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2015, 10:52:03 AM »
Wow, two promotions in a row!
Congratulations, Marian!

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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2015, 12:30:19 PM »
Congratulations Marion.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2015, 01:11:05 PM »
Congratulations Marion!

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
Thanks everyone! It's a great team and I'm happy to be part of it.
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2015, 06:41:04 PM »
This post is to give you a heads up in case you did not see this post in another forum section —

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,23857.0/topicseen.html

But, the Cliff Notes version is ClayMask had a great suggestion to make PMing the whole challenge team easier and that is to make everyone on the team its own member group (you can check those when sending a PM). Carl made it happen within the hour. Nice and easy.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #140 on: June 16, 2015, 12:51:12 PM »
Is it okay to use Sims from the gallery that we've looked over in advance to make sure they don't have any skills or satisfaction points?  I've seen some that I'd love to have in a game.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #141 on: June 16, 2015, 01:06:44 PM »
@ClayMask You can use the "play with genetics" option in CAS to create a twin of the original sim that is CAS fresh- no skills, no points, start of age stage
 Then you can just delete the original and use the twin, and don't have to worry about checking all their stats.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #142 on: June 16, 2015, 01:08:37 PM »
@ClayMask You can use the "play with genetics" option in CAS to create a twin of the original sim that is CAS fresh- no skills, no points, start of age stage
 Then you can just delete the original and use the twin, and don't have to worry about checking all their stats.
Yes thanks, but I was wondering whether we could just use the ones from the gallery without having to do this.  They normally have no skills or anything anyway.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #143 on: June 16, 2015, 01:08:46 PM »
Is it okay to use Sims from the gallery that we've looked over in advance to make sure they don't have any skills or satisfaction points?  I've seen some that I'd love to have in a game.

Well, not at this point. It's understood that Tournament Sims are always player created and not pulled from the Gallery. But, I am open to hear others opinions.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #144 on: June 16, 2015, 02:23:12 PM »
I tried starting out with a sim I'd already played with and had stored to my library. He had quite a few skills and a reward trait, none of which showed up in CAS, but which did appear when I started playing. I don't think there's a way to tell if a sim has skills and traits until you start playing. The twin option does give you a clean slate, but the clothing and hair are different, and you have to assign traits yourself. Overall, I think it's probably not a good idea to pull sims from the Gallery, as people sometimes do post sims that they have played with in a game.
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #145 on: June 16, 2015, 02:25:08 PM »
I realize that the skills and points don't show up in CAS, but one could always create a game and check them in advance.  I think it would be great if they were allowed.  If not though, I'll deal with the twin option.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #146 on: June 16, 2015, 03:07:32 PM »
There is another issue to consider here: Sims seem to come with 'hidden attributes'.
To explain this, I'll take the painting skill. Once your Sim hits level 7-8, they'll show a tendency to make more masterpieces in one genre than any other. The 'innate' genre differs from Sim to Sim. If your Sim has an aptitude for 'abstract' you'd cheer. A Sim with a natural talent for 'pop art' won't make you half as happy.
This goes for other skills as well. Lucky you if you created a founder Sim with an aptitude for catching angelfish.

I must add that a 'template' Sim from the personal library will not always display the same 'innate' talent as it's identical counterpart.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #147 on: June 16, 2015, 07:05:19 PM »
Do we have any dynasty and/or challenges that allow using gallery sim?  I don't think we do, but if the team missed any of them let us know, we will fix it.  All sims must start from scratch, clean slate.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #148 on: June 17, 2015, 02:22:08 AM »
Do we have any dynasty and/or challenges that allow using gallery sim?  I don't think we do, but if the team missed any of them let us know, we will fix it.  All sims must start from scratch, clean slate.
I'm not sure about the dynasty rules, since I don't play them.  I just saw it wasn't a rule here, and I didn't see mention of the Gallery in any recent challenges, so I wanted to check and make sure it was alright.  You're saying making clones isn't allowed, either?

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #149 on: June 17, 2015, 08:07:24 AM »
The Hobos and Retail events start in less than 24 hours, so if you need final clarifications before you begin - now is the time to ask questions. Good luck in those events everyone.