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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2016, 06:06:55 PM »
The inventory exploit is mainly for The curator aspiration and collectibles whims. 

Example:
Curator -- collect 5 cyrstal
You can take one crystal, then move it in and out of inventory 5 times, you will complete that step (5/5).

Collectible whims, like collect a crystal worth 100 points.
You can take one crystal (that you collected before), move it in your inventory and it will complete the whim and get 100 points.

To avoid accidentally using this exploit, best way is cancel those collectible whims and not do the curator aspiration.

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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2016, 10:35:37 PM »
This site is always amazing and really has been beneficial at both increasing my love for and my knowledge of the Sims through amazing competitive tourneys. Thank you everyone for such hard work. I have been struggling to keep as involved with Sims ever since Sims 2. I had a whole "dynasty" of my own built up around rotational play. I am finding this rotational play is one of the aspects I have missed the most. It may already be in the plans but just curious if there is any way to install this rotational play in some manner into a shorter tourney during the year. I am referring to the similar style of play as in rival dynasties. Thank you and just a suggestion!!!



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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2016, 06:16:38 AM »
This site is always amazing and really has been beneficial at both increasing my love for and my knowledge of the Sims through amazing competitive tourneys. Thank you everyone for such hard work. I have been struggling to keep as involved with Sims ever since Sims 2. I had a whole "dynasty" of my own built up around rotational play. I am finding this rotational play is one of the aspects I have missed the most. It may already be in the plans but just curious if there is any way to install this rotational play in some manner into a shorter tourney during the year. I am referring to the similar style of play as in rival dynasties. Thank you and just a suggestion!!!

Oh, you can count on it if I know MarianT - she is the hands down rotation pro and incredibly creative with challenge ideas.

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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2016, 09:40:49 AM »
I hope there's one with two families instead of three. It's just too much to keep up with for me. That said, great lien-up so far, I can't wait to see what's in store for February.

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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2016, 10:01:31 AM »
I hope there's one with two families instead of three. It's just too much to keep up with for me.

Sounds like a possibility - maybe do a town takeover kind of thing with the two base game towns. You'd play one family in one town and then after a week switch to the other family in the other town. And maybe a spin on Marian's idea would be instead of pitting the families against each other you'd want to basically do as good as you can no matter what - your score would be combined values of both families. But, the team could set it up where perfect scores would be impossible in 6 weeks. You'd just try and do as much as you can.

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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2016, 10:02:10 AM »
I hope there's one with two families instead of three. It's just too much to keep up with for me. That said, great lien-up so far, I can't wait to see what's in store for February.

Good idea! But we should continue this discussion on the Challenges Workbench, if there's more you want to add.

Edited to add: Sorry, apparently we don't have the Challenges Workbench up any more. But we will look into adding a rotational challenge this year.
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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2016, 03:03:05 AM »
Metro that sounds like the beginning of an amazing challenge. You come up with great ideas as always!!!

Sorry wasn't sure where to post this.



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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2016, 12:26:57 PM »
Hello,
I have a couple of questions/clarification about the following 2016 general rules.

1. Always create Sims in CAS from scratch......

     Q: Using a Sim from the gallery seems to offer an advantage to a player but I do not see what. Could you explain why; in relation to a challenge; I must create a Sim from scratch?
     Q: Is this related to the rule (2) below?

2. 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.

    Q: What is reloading a game? Does this mean; if I am in a challenge; I cannot travel or change clothes for my Sim?  It relates to Whims? If a Sim completes a whim(s), he eventually gets a reward(s). Why would you want more whims?  All players benefits equally. Right?  Sorry to appear dense, but I do not get this rule? I am a visual person, perhaps an example would help me.

3. Life Extension - anything that lengthens pre-Elder life stages is prohibited. Completing the Bodybuilder Aspiration is fine since it only lengthens Elder.

   Q. Is there an itemized list on the forum or guides of all objects or actions that extend life? At the top of my head, I can only think of potion of youth (which is already ban in another rule). Book of Life would be another one?. Bodybuilder Aspiration. What else?

I completed my first challenge (Skill of the week) and was fun to do. But also requires a lot of research, thinking. Sometimes, it is difficult to keep track of the general and specific rules in mind. I would be disappointed to use "ignorance" as an excuse for failing a challenge after all the work involved. And is much more rewarding when you have done it according to rules. 

So thank you for the help.
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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2016, 01:31:18 PM »
Hello,
I have a couple of questions/clarification about the following 2016 general rules.

1. Always create Sims in CAS from scratch......

     Q: Using a Sim from the gallery seems to offer an advantage to a player but I do not see what. Could you explain why; in relation to a challenge; I must create a Sim from scratch?
     Q: Is this related to the rule (2) below?

2. 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.

    Q: What is reloading a game? Does this mean; if I am in a challenge; I cannot travel or change clothes for my Sim?  It relates to Whims? If a Sim completes a whim(s), he eventually gets a reward(s). Why would you want more whims?  All players benefits equally. Right?  Sorry to appear dense, but I do not get this rule? I am a visual person, perhaps an example would help me.

3. Life Extension - anything that lengthens pre-Elder life stages is prohibited. Completing the Bodybuilder Aspiration is fine since it only lengthens Elder.

   Q. Is there an itemized list on the forum or guides of all objects or actions that extend life? At the top of my head, I can only think of potion of youth (which is already ban in another rule). Book of Life would be another one?. Bodybuilder Aspiration. What else?

I completed my first challenge (Skill of the week) and was fun to do. But also requires a lot of research, thinking. Sometimes, it is difficult to keep track of the general and specific rules in mind. I would be disappointed to use "ignorance" as an excuse for failing a challenge after all the work involved. And is much more rewarding when you have done it according to rules. 

So thank you for the help.


1. We ask that players create challenge sims from scratch rather than download them from the Gallery because that way you know that your sim does not have any skills or additional traits.

2. The rule about not using devices to reset whims came about because it's possible to rack up quite a few satisfaction points this way. Usually if you satisfy a whim -- to read a book, for example, it will be a while before the whim comes up again. But traveling, etc., can cause the whims to reset. It is still okay to travel and use CAS, just not to do it repeatedly in order to reset whims.

3. At the moment, the ways to lengthen a lifespan are to use the potion of youth, ambrosia, and to get the sim pregnant. I think there's also a serum that can be made by a scientist. We use the general term because often new expansions will have new ways to extend life. The Book of Life is banned because it functions like the Moodlet Manager, filling all your sim's needs.

In general, if you come up with an approach to a challenge that seems too good to be true, you should PM the Challenge Team about it. It might be a known exploit or it might be something that we'll have to change a challenge in order to avoid. We do depend on the players to bring things to our attention, so thanks for your help.
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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2016, 07:44:22 PM »
Effective immediately....

All Reward Store Potions (Instant Fun, Instant Hygiene, and Sleep Replacement are also considered potions and not allowed).

If you purchased Instant Fun, Instant Hygiene, and/or Sleep Replacement up to this point, you're fine. No worries. But, your Tournament Sims can no longer consume those if you thought they were not potions.

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« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2016, 05:44:11 AM »
The next two event rule sets have been posted, so enjoy. :) Remember...if you have questions that are strategy related, PM the team. Do not post those questions in the challenge threads. Thanks.

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Re: 2016 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2016, 05:05:51 PM »
A new ban has been added for all current/remaining 2016 Tournament challenges:

Romantic Garden Stuff Wishing Well.

Remember - the Tournament and the Dynasties are different. This ban is Tournament-only. There may be some limitations in Dynasties so stay tuned.

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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2016, 12:15:10 PM »
Dear Challenges Team,

May I humbly request some form of Baby Boomer Challenge like last year?
It's just so fun to see how the parents' gene play out in their children!

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2016, 12:51:57 PM »
Dear Challenges Team,

May I humbly request some form of Baby Boomer Challenge like last year?
It's just so fun to see how the parents' gene play out in their children!

We do plan to do a Baby Boomer challenge this year.
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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2016, 03:19:55 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2016, 02:37:03 PM »
Why do I feel like it is Christmas waiting for each new challenge to appear? LOL I keep checking as the post as if I was checking presents under the tree. I think I will feel like a kid on Christmas morning when they are posted. I have been checking frequently even though I know it is to early. Yes, I am bored. LOL

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« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2016, 02:48:22 PM »
Why do I feel like it is Christmas waiting for each new challenge to appear? LOL I keep checking as the post as if I was checking presents under the tree. I think I will feel like a kid on Christmas morning when they are posted. I have been checking frequently even though I know it is to early. Yes, I am bored. LOL

Haha! That made my day. Glad to see the challenges are getting you excited this year. Look for the next two rule sets on Friday. :)

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« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2016, 03:07:44 PM »
Why do I feel like it is Christmas waiting for each new challenge to appear? LOL I keep checking as the post as if I was checking presents under the tree. I think I will feel like a kid on Christmas morning when they are posted. I have been checking frequently even though I know it is to early. Yes, I am bored. LOL

Haha! That made my day. Glad to see the challenges are getting you excited this year. Look for the next two rule sets on Friday. :)

@Makenziegma, I am the same way! YAY for new challenges in time for the weekend!

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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2016, 04:28:10 PM »
@Makenziegma, I am the same way! YAY for new challenges in time for the weekend!

Well, they will not go live until two weeks later, but at least you can look at them and see what to expect.

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« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2016, 03:49:08 AM »
Yay! Roll on Friday.... Give us a little hint @Metropolis Man ... go on :D 

Can't wait for the next ones :D :D :D   (Can you tell I'm looking for a break from my dynasty!:D)

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« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2016, 07:48:16 AM »
Yay! Roll on Friday.... Give us a little hint @Metropolis Man ... go on :D 

The 2 challenges have something to do with the letter "C".   :P

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« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2016, 02:11:09 PM »
Hahahaha, is that "c" for challenge?  Great clue ;)

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« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2016, 02:38:06 PM »
Hahahaha, is that "c" for challenge?  Great clue ;)

Not sure she even thought of that. Another hint -- besides challenge, 2 other c's.
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« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2016, 03:12:18 PM »
I'm guessing CLUBS and COLLECTIONS or CAREERS.

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« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2016, 03:59:17 PM »
I'm guessing CLUBS and COLLECTIONS or CAREERS.

Those are good guesses. I'll join the fun and guess they have to do with...wait a minute...no one believes I do not actually know, right? :)