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Offline Metropolis Man

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Look What's in Store for You!
« on: May 29, 2015, 04:47:01 AM »
Look What's in Store for You!

Goal
What's in store for you? Open up a retail store and find out! 

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create two Young Adult Human Sims in CAS from scratch.
  • No household additions allowed.
  • If you conceive a child through alien abduction, you must send the child back to homeworld immediately after birth.  Click on the bassinet.
  • Simray Gun and Cloning Machine can be sold, but cannot be used.
  • Create Copy Interaction is banned.
  • Sure Sale Retail Perk -- You cannot queue up multiple times while using this perk.  One time every 4 hours only per household.
  • No moving, except to purchase a single empty retail lot. No additional retail lots allowed.
  • You are allowed a one time transfer of $10,000 to your retail store. After that - no transferring money to retail store. However, you can transfer money from retail to household.
  • Everything you buy for your retail store (furniture, decorations, etc) must come out of retail funds.
  • Tools you buy to create items at your retail store must come out of retail funds.
  • Inventions: this is the only item you are allowed to make at work and sell at retail store.
  • Serums: you must unlock Chemistry Lab Set from work, then place the set on retail lot to make serums.
  • While on the retail lot, you cannot sell anything in your household inventory or personal inventory.  You can however sell a decoration and replace it with another equal or higher value decoration.
  • You cannot sell the retail store at the end of the challenge. No selling furniture, decorations, deleting walls, etc to inflate retail funds.
  • Retail weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday.
  • You are only allowed to sell one type of item each retail week with no repeating of item types. Nothing you purchase from Buy Mode can be sold in your store. Everything must be found or crafted. Allowed types of items are...
    • Aliens
    • Books (from writing skill)
    • Comedy Books (from comedy skill)
    • Crystals
    • Drinks & Potions (from mixology skill)
    • Elements
    • Fishes (must be unmounted and not in a bowl)
    • Focused Paintings (from logic skill)
    • Fossils
    • Frogs
    • Geodes
    • Insects
    • Inventions (from Science Career)
    • Meals (from homestyle/gourmet/baking cooking skill - single or group servings)
    • Metals
    • Microscope Prints
    • MySims Trophies
    • Paintings (from painting skill)
    • Photographs (from photography skill)
    • Remedies (from herbalism skill)
    • Serums (from Science Career)
    • Space Prints
    • Space Rocks
    • Woodworking Items (from handiness skill)

  • This challenge ends at the end of 6 weeks (Saturday, 11:59 PM).

Scoring

Retail Funds — At the end of 6 weeks (Saturday, 11:59 PM) open the Retail Store tab and note your retail funds.

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. 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, LenaLJ, Trip, 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 Begins June 18
This Event Closes July 29

Player                            Retail Funds     
LenaLJ2,826,434
Brisayshi701,947
Metropolis Man605,976
MarianT568,451
Ginj381,742
fluffyj00260,984
Nikitachi223,343
krzyman21210,401
JennyGale209,774
sdhoey173,812
SIMantics101146,567
Nelleam140,053
rokrchik75,673
effie9773,053
kirkbysims48,331
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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 04:59:49 AM »
I like the twist about only being able to sell one of each item type.  It will really force us to do a variety of activities in order to get goods to sell.



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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 05:10:49 AM »
Agreed, ClayMask. I should note that this particular event is totally Nutella's baby - she came up with the idea and fleshed it all the rules out, so kudos to her.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 07:34:08 AM »
This looks really intriguing. Maybe you should clarify that everything sold needs to be made or found by your sims -- i.e., you can't sell paintings and photographs from buy mode.
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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 07:46:31 AM »
This looks really intriguing. Maybe you should clarify that everything sold needs to be made or found by your sims -- i.e., you can't sell paintings and photographs from buy mode.

Good suggestion, Marian. Thank you.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 09:07:06 AM »
Is restocking or making copies allowed?

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 09:16:21 AM »
Is restocking or making copies allowed?

Nutella never mentioned banning them, so I am assuming they're fine.



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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 10:10:01 AM »
Restocking is fine.  Making copies manually (by crafting) is fine.  Making copies using cloning machine is NOT fine, hence the ban on using cloning & simray.

@ClayMask - do you have something else in mind for making copies?  If you do, please PM the team.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 10:13:55 AM »
When I said making copies, I meant making copies manually, so you covered my question.  Thanks.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 11:45:28 AM »
Basically, we finish at midnight before the couple become elders?

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 12:05:57 PM »
Depends if your couples extend life or not.  If you didn't, then yes you finish at midnight before the couples become elders.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 06:56:16 AM »
Isn't life extension always banned?

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2015, 07:40:08 AM »
Isn't life extension always banned?

Normally yes, but in this challenge it wouldn't make any difference, you are allowed to sell one type in a whole week, when the 6 weeks are over you are not allowed to sell anything anymore.

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2015, 08:48:22 AM »
I noticed the alien satellite dish being discussed in hobos to heroes, and thought I would bring up that this challenge doesn't say buying a satellite dish is allowed.  Is this something that will be allowed for this challenge?

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Re: Look What's in Store for You!
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2015, 10:48:41 AM »
This challenge is different than the rest.

- No using cheat to purchase satellite dish.
- You can however join Science career and make your own satellite dish manually.
- Life extension is allowed in this challenge, but there is still a no household addition rule.
- If your male sim does get pregnant and have nooboo, you must send the child back to homeworld immediately after birth.