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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #175 on: January 11, 2017, 12:31:48 AM »
I know exactly what you mean @JudesSims
Since I'm not playing the challenge now, I'm terrible at remembering which career unlocks what. Whenever I post on HelenP's lovely AC story thread, I always confuse the career locks.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #176 on: January 14, 2017, 06:42:31 PM »
I've just seen the patch notes, which adds the very cool toddlers, but toddlers in an apocalypse challenge - aaarrrghhh. Where will I fit all their stuff and how will they cope with no bath? The Sotelo's have just had a new baby so toddlerhood will happen soon.  I will keep keep you all updated but I'm slightly stressed with the idea.



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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #177 on: January 14, 2017, 06:43:58 PM »
Oh, oh. I never thought of that. Might just have to override the rule set. Lol

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #178 on: January 14, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »
A thought. How about putting a bathtub in a locked room. Only unlock to bathe the toddler?

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #179 on: January 14, 2017, 09:26:04 PM »
@HelenP and @JudesSims

Unlike me, you two have no doubt already played the Apocalypse Challenge for Sims 3. I checked the website just now but there's not a word about how to deal with toddlers in TS3.

Apparently, the Legacy and Wonder Child challenges will be updated to incorporate toddlers. What Imagining Mystic says:
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Our other challenges (Movin’ On Up, Immigrant, and Apocalypse) will not be affected by the addition of toddlers and therefore will not have any rule changes/updates. So continue playing those as per usual, just with adorable little toddlers now 🙂

Here's the link in case you're interested: http://www.simslegacychallenge.com/updating-legacy-wonder-child-challenge-include-toddlers/#more-3089

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2017, 10:22:35 PM »
I'm tearing my hair out trying to find a place to fit a toddler bed now since I haven't cleared bodybuilder or secret agent villain yet and every inch of my apocalypse house is crammed tight with stuff! :P


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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #181 on: January 15, 2017, 01:18:11 AM »
I messaged Mystic about locking the bathtub but I haven't received a reply yet. Probably in the morning sometime. 



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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #182 on: January 15, 2017, 09:22:24 AM »
The problem with locking the bathtub is space. As in I have the room for one in my planned apocalypse house, but not without losing a bathroom. Also, toddler beds? Again, I have a limited amount of room and even though I haven't started the second one yet, space is always at a premium for this challenge.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #183 on: January 15, 2017, 02:56:28 PM »
I suspect that a 1-off change of layout would be allowed to accommodate the new stuff, in the same way that you are allowed a 1-off move of a bassinett if the game puts it in an unhelpful place.  Would be interested to know if pinstar or imaginingmystic comment on it though.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #184 on: January 15, 2017, 03:19:22 PM »
I really sympathize with those of you with ongoing Apocalypse Challenges. I've been thinking about what I'd do in your situation.
My solution is based on the fact that toddlers were sprung on you, preventing you from planning for them and all their accoutrements in advance.

I would simply remove the kiddy beds and place toddler beds in their exact same place. Then, I'd replace the bassinets with the kiddy beds.
Once the toddlers move to kiddy beds, I'd again replace the toddler beds with bassinets. I'd probably rinse and repeat while giving top priority to the Bodybuilder unlock.

Just two cents from someone who can afford to offer an irresponsible solution, hehe.

I'm excited about a newly revised WCC and might do one for points next.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 15, 2017, 03:28:24 PM »
To tell the truth, I'm afraid to play mine...lol   Fawn has a child and I was planning on at least one more. If she does have another one, what happens when it becomes a toddler with child care. Someone will have to quit their job. Maybe I'll just wait until the next generation for another baby because... 7 days added on....What to do, what to do...lol. Mystic told me she's going to talk to Pinstar about the bathtub because she doesn't play the AC herself.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 15, 2017, 03:36:10 PM »
Hire a nanny but prioritize the unlocking of the teen career Manual Labor (which unlocks the hiring of NPCs)?

Personally (even though I'm not playing an AC now), I think you can cut yourself some slack because of the unexpected arrival of toddlers.
Maybe AC players on this forum could agree to the same allowances?
Haha, I should shut my mouth since I'm not really affected, but I do think AC players should work together to find viable workarounds while striving to unlock the relevant careers.

Toddlers have rendered existing AC rules unplayable without temporary allowances, imho.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 15, 2017, 03:41:53 PM »
I think you're right, @oshizu. I think I'll put mine on hold since I haven't posted it on my blog until we come up with a solution.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 15, 2017, 04:06:31 PM »
It might be a good time to restart my Struggle Challenge.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #189 on: January 15, 2017, 05:55:43 PM »
@oshizu yeah, I think that's probably the way to handle the toddler beds. With the tub, maybe...how does this sound? Tub is kept in inventory for the sole purposes of bathing the toddler. It comes out to give them a bath and goes back in the minute that's done? Unless...I wonder if the social worker comes if the toddler is dirty?

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #190 on: January 15, 2017, 09:14:17 PM »
How many days long is the toddler age?  Has anyone tested how long toddlers can go without a bath?  The Apocalypse Challenge is supposed to be hard at the beginning.  That's what makes is a great challenge.  That being said.  I think the player should tailor or tweek the rules as necessary to keep the challenge enjoyable.  I may have to try another Wonder Child/Apocalypse Challenge now that we have toddlers.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #191 on: January 15, 2017, 09:14:58 PM »
Toddlers are toddlers for 7 days.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #192 on: January 18, 2017, 09:42:32 AM »
How many days long is the toddler age?  Has anyone tested how long toddlers can go without a bath?  The Apocalypse Challenge is supposed to be hard at the beginning.  That's what makes is a great challenge.  That being said.  I think the player should tailor or tweek the rules as necessary to keep the challenge enjoyable.  I may have to try another Wonder Child/Apocalypse Challenge now that we have toddlers.

I have a family I'm not that invested in. I think I'll have them adopt a toddler and see how long the toddler can go without a bath. Actually it would be good to see what is necessary for a toddler in general.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #193 on: April 10, 2017, 10:59:27 PM »
Hi Guys, has anyone heard any updates in regards to toddlers? Or have any advice if they decided to go ahead with any of the above suggestions? Just doing an AC now (as well as a Rival Dynasty.. what am I thinking?? hehe) and thought I would check to see if anything has been decided.. nothing on the Pinstar Website so this is my next best option!  ;D

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #194 on: April 11, 2017, 09:02:06 AM »
Toddlers are hard but doable in the AC. You can buy their furniture and toys because they have no environment score.  They can eat a plate of whatever the adults have made so food is not an issue. Pinstar said that we should use the existing restrictions as a guide when working out how to use new content, so for me that means the Wabbit Tablet should probably be restricted until you've cleared Tech Guru - eSport Gamer which gives you access to electronic devices.  The main issue is hygine because it needs a bathtub which is resticted until Writer - Journalist is cleared.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #195 on: April 11, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »
What happens if they aren't bathed? Does the social worker come?

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #196 on: April 12, 2017, 04:11:23 AM »
No, bad hygine is allowed, it makes it harder to level skills and improve relationships though.  Everyone does the 'stinky sim' animation around them and the toddlers have more bad moods.

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #197 on: April 12, 2017, 04:12:42 AM »
I'm just checking now to see if the Social Worker does come or not. The toddler is doing ok on food etc.. (and I also agree not to give him the tablet until that career has been cleared) but really interested in how the hygiene goes.. will let you all know! Was also considering not doing the toddler age at all, just instantly ageing up to a child until the rules are updated..(I know aging up is against the rules but it's not really enjoyable watching my toddler get super hungry, smelly and be sad most of the time)  but will see how it goes!

Edit: Thanks @HelenP you answered before I had to chew my nails waiting to see what happened! Phew!!

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #198 on: April 12, 2017, 04:18:46 AM »
Its highly unlikely that the AC rules will be updated by Pinstar, he said early on that he felt all the updates made the previous versions unwieldy and that he wanted to concentrate on keeping the legacy current. 

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Re: The Apocalypse Challenge Support Thread
« Reply #199 on: April 12, 2017, 04:36:24 AM »
@KTK10
About updates to the Apocalypse Challenge rules: I agree with @HelenP and seriously doubt that the challenge's creator will do updates for the challenge, if he hasn't done them by now.

To anyone who's playing now:

Just throwing out this idea. In this forum's Rival Dynasties Challenge, toddlers are permitted to age up early once they've maxed 3 skills (Potty + 2 more).
If I were still playing this challenge (but I'm not), I'd be tempted to age up my toddlers as soon as they're Level 3 in all 5 skills (and earn the Happy Toddler trait).
Pregnancies are consistently 2 days long now, but shortening it by one day doesn't compensate for the additional week added by toddler phase.

Hehe, two cents from an irresponsible bystander.  *grins sheepishly

 

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