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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #150 on: June 18, 2015, 09:22:31 AM »
The following was added as a clarification:

Household Size: Individual Challenge rule sets will specify how many Sims you create and their starting life stage. Always create Sims in CAS from scratch. • Cannot use gallery downloaded Sims • Cannot use cloned/twin gallery downloaded Sims • Cannot use saved Sims from your library • Cannot use saved Sims clone/twin from your library.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #151 on: June 18, 2015, 01:39:47 PM »
Oh... wait, sorry if I've misunderstood something and sorry if this seems obvious.  I tend to use the same pair of sims for the big challenges.  IE: when the challenges first kicked off, I made a brother and sister pair.  I use the fresh save though each time... is that not allowed?  It's always the unplayed version of them...

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #152 on: June 18, 2015, 01:44:29 PM »
Oh... wait, sorry if I've misunderstood something and sorry if this seems obvious.  I tend to use the same pair of sims for the big challenges.  IE: when the challenges first kicked off, I made a brother and sister pair.  I use the fresh save though each time... is that not allowed?  It's always the unplayed version of them...

We're not penalizing you after the fact obviously. It's something the team just kind of assumed. So, from now on just always create Sims from scratch.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #153 on: June 18, 2015, 01:46:15 PM »
Understood.  I guess I figured since they were initially created and it was always their unplayed version, it was the same as making a fresh pair.  I will keep that in mind.  Thanks, Metro ^^

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #154 on: June 18, 2015, 02:15:05 PM »
It's just the hidden attributes we are worried about, even if it is the unplayed version.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #155 on: June 18, 2015, 05:03:24 PM »
I've done the same thing I'm afraid, using the unplayed copy of my practice household to play the scoring file.  Sorry about that.  Now that I know, I will make sure to create a brand new household for the scoring file.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #156 on: June 18, 2015, 05:35:49 PM »
No worries, Helen.  :D

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #157 on: July 08, 2015, 12:43:12 PM »
Hi! I'm new around here and I have a few doubts about the tournament. I'm thinking about participating in the next events, even if just for fun, but I'm not sure what I need to do so. Do I only need to reply to the thread of the event with my final score at the end, or is there anything else needed to participate? And how do you know if people aren't cheating?

Thanks a lot and sorry for the silly questions :)

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #158 on: July 08, 2015, 12:53:09 PM »
Hi, Effie,

Welcome to the Forum! Yes, all you need to do to participate is enter your final score in the appropriate thread. As for people cheating, we operate on the honor system, but winners are expected to provide details of their strategy after a challenge is over. And even if you don't win, you might be asked in a private message to clarify something. It's a good idea not to erase your file until the challenge is over.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #159 on: July 08, 2015, 12:54:35 PM »
Hi effie97, Marian covered all the bases, but just wanted to welcome you to the forum. :)

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #160 on: July 08, 2015, 12:59:38 PM »
That sounds very good, I'm sure I'll participate in the upcoming events! I have to thank both of you for being so nice and replying so promptly.  :)

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #161 on: July 16, 2015, 01:05:07 PM »
I swear, @Metropolis Man mentioned somewhere about being able to PM the whole Challenge team as a group, but I can't find it anywhere XD Am I out of my mind?  If I'm not, how do I do it?

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2015, 01:09:07 PM »
I swear, @Metropolis Man mentioned somewhere about being able to PM the whole Challenge team as a group, but I can't find it anywhere XD Am I out of my mind?  If I'm not, how do I do it?

In my account, it is done by choosing send message -->send to group (show membergroups), and then checking the box that says challenge board moderator.  Make sure to use the to column, and not the bcc column.  Does this work for you?

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #163 on: July 16, 2015, 01:11:07 PM »
I swear, @Metropolis Man mentioned somewhere about being able to PM the whole Challenge team as a group, but I can't find it anywhere XD Am I out of my mind?  If I'm not, how do I do it?

I think that when you choose "send message," you'll get something that says "show membergroups." If you click on that, the Challenge team should show up as an option.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #164 on: July 16, 2015, 01:13:19 PM »
@ClayMask and @MarianT.  Thank you both for the responses, but sadly, I don't get the show membergroups option.  At least not that I can find.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #165 on: July 16, 2015, 03:03:28 PM »
You can do copy + paste from what you see at the bottom of this page:
Carl and Pam's The Sims 3 & 4 Forum » The Sims 4 Forum » The Sims 4 Challenges (Moderators: Metropolis Man, LenaLJ, ratchie, MarianT, Blackrosea, Nutella, Trip) » 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #166 on: July 16, 2015, 03:27:38 PM »
That's what I ended up doing.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #167 on: August 05, 2015, 11:54:40 AM »

Cheats and Banned Content

The following content is banned in all 2015 Tournament events:

Reloading a game or traveling/entering CAS to reset Whims - This is a exploit to force the game to spawn more Whims and is not allowed.

This was just added today. The team feels very strongly about this as it has a definite "exploit" feel to it - you're basically endlessly exiting and reloading a game to reset Whims instead of doing what most would do and just playing the game as is and going with what Whims fire naturally over time. Traveling just to get a loading screen to reset Whims is also not allowed.

This new rule covers both the two current live events. If you have employed this exploit in either the Elder Scrolls or the Teeny event, you have one free pass to restart.

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EDIT: Traveling or entering CAS to force a loading screen also causes a reset of whims and is banned - not traveling, of course - but mindless traveling or entering CAS for the sole purpose of resetting whims - that's an exploit.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #168 on: August 06, 2015, 10:07:57 AM »
This new rule is fab. I've had time to reflect upon it and to experience it with my second go at the Elder Scrolls challenge.
And I absolutely love it! The game is a lot more fun to play - just like @MarianT said it would be.
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #169 on: August 06, 2015, 10:40:46 AM »
I didn't even know about that XD I never noticed.  I tend to save certain whims anyway, or just cancel whims and wait for something else to fire.  Now I'm going to be paranoid about traveling XD

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #170 on: August 06, 2015, 11:14:13 AM »
Travelling is fine don't worry.We just don't people intentionally travelling to a lot and back home again intentionally to reset whims. I would never have thought to do it either.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #171 on: September 08, 2015, 04:50:36 PM »
Clarified the following rule:

Editing Non-Home Lots - you obviously can change your own home lot, but cannot make changes to any other lots. Placing an item from Inventory on non home lots is not allowed.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #172 on: October 06, 2015, 10:16:16 AM »
Traveling is fine don't worry.We just don't people intentionally traveling to a lot and back home again intentionally to reset whims. I would never have thought to do it either.

How about adding an addendum to that rule? Something like: You are free to travel, but to ensure you are not using travel to reset whims, you are not allowed to return back to your home lot for at least three hours of game time.

Three hours of game time would upset a lot of schedules and ensure that people can't just travel back and forth rapidly. It's sort of like the cooldown times for abilities in MMOs like Wildstar or Maplestory, it ensures that you don't spam the ability for a cheap win.

Also ratchie, not to nitpick, but my spellcheck caught your misspell of 'traveling.'  ;D
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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #173 on: October 06, 2015, 10:33:25 AM »
Also ratchie, not to nitpick, but my spellcheck caught your misspell of 'traveling.'  ;D

Remember our forumers live all over the world. There is no one right way to spell some words. ratchie is in the U.K. and the spelling is different - like the word favorite and favourite.

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Re: 2015 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #174 on: October 06, 2015, 04:53:39 PM »
Clarified the following rule:

Editing Non-Home Lots - you obviously can change your own home lot, but cannot make changes to any other lots. Placing an item from Inventory on non home lots is not allowed.

Ummm...does this apply to the active career lots?

 

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