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Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« on: April 22, 2016, 06:30:06 AM »
Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!

Goal
Ah, temptation! Sure, you can resist stealing your neighbor's gnome but can your Sim? Not with the kleptomaniac trait. But in this challenge, that's okay. So go ahead and take your neighbor's gnome, and also the lamp, the computer, and the TV. For 3 glorious weeks, until becoming an adult, your Sim can swipe as much as he or she can carry.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one human YA sim in CAS. You must choose the Kleptomaniac trait.
  • No adding to the household.
  • No moving.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • All income is limited to selling stolen items**. If you did not steal it, you cannot sell it.
  • No parties or dates.
  • All Reward Store traits are banned.
  • This challenge ends when your Sim has aged up to Adult.
**NOTE: Grimsoul has informed us that outdoor plants cannot be stolen. Your sim might think it's possible to swipe them, but they won't show up in inventory. In addition, your sim will think the swipe was successful and not be able to steal anything for a few hours.

Scoring

Household Funds — When your Sim turns Adult, sell all stolen items in Household and Personal Inventory, then note your total Household 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 MarianT) 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 is Now Closed

Player                                 Household Funds
Nutella                           330,950
Ricalynn                           330,164
Ginj                           318,000
Tipi                           313,930
Eighty8Keys                            309,293
Minnie Mouse                            307,815
reggikko                            297,030
oshizu                            290,866
GlazeyLady                            287,571
Makenziegma                        254,365
tjtemple                        244,996
Joria                           239,875
MissZoef                           239,043
MarianT                            229,496
Metropolis Man                            225,632
mcbalisen                            220,254
gwyndyn                            172,156
Teresa                            162,814
jewels129                            125,750
johnnabither                            123,918
sdhoey                            123,404

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 01:07:01 AM »
Household Funds — When your Sim turns Adult, sell all stolen items in Household Inventory and then note your total Household Funds.

Is it just stolen items in Household Inventory that count?  Or do stolen items in Personal Inventory count also? 
Do you have to wait to sell the items till your sim ages up, or can you sell as you go along?



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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 07:47:33 AM »
They both count, household inventory and personal inventory.  It must be "stolen", that is the requirement. 

You can sell as you go along.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 07:49:46 AM »
REVISED RULES:

Scoring-
Household Funds — When your Sim turns Adult, sell all stolen items in Household and Personal Inventory, then note your total Household Funds.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 10:53:56 AM »
Pardon me if this is a silly question, but this is my first challenge. So basically we can move into a fresh town with our starting money and our ending balance will be whatever we make from stealing, minus whatever we spend to move in, eat, etc?


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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 11:17:00 AM »
Welcome to our Forum, gwyndyn.

Pardon me if this is a silly question, but this is my first challenge. So basically we can move into a fresh town with our starting money and our ending balance will be whatever we make from stealing, minus whatever we spend to move in, eat, etc?

Correct.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 02:21:48 PM »
UPDATE:

All income is limited to selling stolen items. If you did not steal it, you cannot sell it.



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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 02:40:10 PM »
Welcome to our Forum, gwyndyn.

Pardon me if this is a silly question, but this is my first challenge. So basically we can move into a fresh town with our starting money and our ending balance will be whatever we make from stealing, minus whatever we spend to move in, eat, etc?

Correct.

Are we permitted to choose other traits for our Sim in addition to Kleptomaniac?

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 03:07:52 PM »
Are we permitted to choose other traits for our Sim in addition to Kleptomaniac?

Yes.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 06:00:21 PM »
Shouldn't you also have to subtract whatever starting funds you have left over, as this is income not obtained from stealing?

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 06:13:46 PM »
Shouldn't you also have to subtract whatever starting funds you have left over, as this is income not obtained from stealing?


We usually let people keep the funds that are left after they've set up their living quarters. It's part of strategy, then, how much you want to spend on making your sim comfortable.
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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2016, 06:12:42 PM »
Added the following just now...

**NOTE: Grimsoul has informed us that outdoor plants cannot be stolen. Your sim might think it's possible to swipe them, but they won't show up in inventory. In addition, your sim will think the swipe was successful and not be able to steal anything for a few hours.

Thank you, Grimsoul.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2016, 07:33:20 PM »
You welcome. I've done a bug report on it and made a list of items that this effects. You can read it here
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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 11:53:11 PM »
Iwanna Steele aged up, fenced off her stolen goods, and retired from her life of crime with $287,571.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 11:57:28 PM »
Iwanna Steele aged up, fenced off her stolen goods, and retired from her life of crime with $287,571.

Heh. My Sim's name is Ima Steele! Good score. :)

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2016, 09:47:15 AM »
Danny Ocean has finished heisting the folks of Oasis Springs and surrounding towns. He has handed off his "holdings" to their new owners and is off to Lucky Palms. His total is $123,404.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2016, 10:45:35 AM »
Danny Ocean has finished heisting the folks of Oasis Springs and surrounding towns. He has handed off his "holdings" to their new owners and is off to Lucky Palms. His total is $123,404.

Perfect name for a Sim for this challenge. I looooove the Ocean's 11 movies, especially the music...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llRmyRgmshM

Nice techno dance feel to it. Kind of reminds me of SimCity 4 music.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2016, 10:54:03 AM »
I love any movie George Clooney is in. My hubs is a fan of oh brother where art thou lol but I thought who better to do this challenge.




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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2016, 03:37:32 PM »
Robin Steele ended his crime spree with $309, 293 of stolen goods.

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2016, 07:12:14 PM »
I just love how my sim just went in everyone's houses and stole a lot of their stuff and yet they keep letting me in  ::)
I had a total of $ 239,043.

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2016, 12:54:28 AM »
Rob Anybody is still working hard.  Will he make it before he ages up?  Only time will tell.
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2016, 07:28:38 AM »
Robbie Kray  8)  is a reformed character having finally grown-up and turned over a new leaf.  His neighbourhood crime-wave yielded him total household funds of $244,996    :D

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2016, 11:31:36 AM »
Beatrice Thacker ended her reign of larceny with a total of $172,156. (Though I was tempted to stop when she hit $171,171 lol).


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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2016, 06:27:58 PM »
Beatrice Thacker ended her reign of larceny with a total of $172,156. (Though I was tempted to stop when she hit $171,171 lol).


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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2016, 06:30:15 PM »
I'm just starting this challenge tonight! I'm excited this will be my first ever challenge that I am doing officially for the leaderboard.. I have gone back through a lot of the old sims challenges for 3 and 4 from last year and they were so much fun! I love how it gives you a new mindset to play with.. And you learn SO much!!!

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