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2016 Handiness World Championships
« on: July 15, 2016, 05:59:59 AM »
2016 Handiness World Championships

Goal
This event will require a balancing act of making as much money as possible selling woodworking items and also taking time away from that in order to boost your multiplier via performing unique upgrades.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one human Sim in CAS.
  • No adding to the household.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • All income is restricted to selling Woodworking items via inventory - no retail stores allowed.
  • Selling items purchased to level up handiness is not allowed.
  • Be careful NOT to complete Fabulously Wealthy because the investment income is not allowed.
  • This challenge ends when your Sim ages up to Adult.

Scoring

Scoring is a combination of your Household Funds multiplied by a percentage to indicate the number of unique upgrades you have made. You start the challenge with a multiplier of 1.00 and for each unique upgrade (a unique upgrade has its own name) you make 1% (.01) is added to the multiplier.

When your Sim ages up to Adult, pause your game and note your Household Funds. Multiply that figure by the Unique Upgrades multiplier for your Total

Scoring Example = Your Sim has 100,000 simoleans when they age up to Adult. They have also completed 23 unique upgrades.
Total = 100,000 X 1.23 = 123,000

Important: You are responsible for keeping a list of all unique upgrades for your UU Multiplier. The team may ask you to provide this information, but do not list them when you provide your final score. Uniques Upgrades are upgrades that have different names. So, even though Fridge of Steel (Refrigerator) and Firaxium Wiring (TV) both make an item unbreakable - both can be counted towards your multiplier. You would not be able to count two different "Self Cleaning" upgrades to two different items if Self Cleaning was the exact name of the upgrade. But, if you did Self-Cleaning for the sink and Self-Cleaning Wall Coating for the Shower, then those have different names and both can be counted.

Additionally: You can make numerous upgrades in the game without using the Handiness skill. The following upgrades DO NOT count towards your multiplier:

DJ BOOTH:
Dynamic Surge Protection
Advanced Heat Sink
Install Plasma Display
Parcticle Generators
Wireless Display Override

SCIENCE CAREER:
Upgrade SimRay
Upgrade Satellite Dish
Upgrade Electroflux Wormhole Generator
Cloning Machine Upgrade

ROCKET SCIENCE:
Landing Stabilizers
Expand Fuel Storage Tank
Improve Maneuvering Thrusters
Expand Cargo Bay
Install Ion Cannon Defense System
Install Automated Landing Computer
Wormhole Generator



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           Unique Upgrades           Total
thekatie0409                            11257751.471,654,889
Nutella                            10843461.481,604,832
Minnie Mouse                            9323821.481,379,925
Ricalynn                            7428671.531,136,586
reggikko                            7716201.411,087,984
oshizu                            7209011.501,081,352
GlazeyLady                            7298121.481,080,121
Metropolis Man                            6801481.44979,413
sdhoey                            5892671.46860,329
Eighty8Keys                            5541081.33736,964
Ginj                            4215121.47619,622
FrancescaFiori                            4207961.43601,738
Curveball                            4074631.40570,448
StephanieSims                            4261141.21515,597
Brisayshi                            3360751.45487,308
Magpie2012                            2189901.43313,155
Narinn2045                            1193761.34159,963

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 06:42:53 AM »
UPDATE:

Be careful NOT to complete Fabulously Wealthy because the investment income is not allowed.



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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 09:57:39 AM »
Sounds like a quick and fun challenge. Looking forward to it! :D
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 11:52:37 AM »
A clarification on the naming of certain upgrades...

Important: You are responsible for keeping a list of all unique upgrades for your UU Multiplier. The team may ask you to provide this information, but do not list them when you provide your final score. Upgrades such as Unbreakable and Self-Cleaning can only be counted once for your UU Multiplier. Treat upgrades such as Fridge of Steel (Refrigerator), and Firaxium Wiring (TV) as if they were called "Unbreakable" because that is the type of upgrade. So, again...you would count one of those types of upgrades towards your multiplier.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 02:32:20 PM »
Okay, ignore my last post. :) The team decided that there would be too much confusion with players trying to figure out what counts and what does not with the last post. So, as long as an upgrade has its own unique name - you're good. Count it towards the multiplier...

Important: You are responsible for keeping a list of all unique upgrades for your UU Multiplier. The team may ask you to provide this information, but do not list them when you provide your final score. Uniques Upgrades are upgrades that have different names. So, event though Fridge of Steel (Refrigerator) and Firaxium Wiring (TV) both make an item unbreakable - both can be counted towards your multiplier. But, you would not be able to count two different "Self Cleaning" upgrades to two different items if Self Cleaning was the name of the upgrade.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:59:10 PM »
Nutella provided me a list of non-Handiness upgrades which will NOT count towards your multiplier and I added those in the rules so everyone is clear. Thank you, Nutella.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 01:58:46 PM »
UPDATE:

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- You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.



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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 09:19:08 PM »
So, there is an upgrade called Self Cleaning for the sink, and another upgrade for the shower called Self Cleaning Wall Coating. Would those count as different upgrades?
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 09:51:13 PM »
Huh, that's weird. I bought the cheapest shower, maybe that has something to do with it?
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 04:40:44 PM »
But Nutella, it really is two different self cleaning upgrades because you can do Self Cleaning AND Self Cleaning Coating on the same shower.
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 05:24:32 PM »
But Nutella, it really is two different self cleaning upgrades because you can do Self Cleaning AND Self Cleaning Coating on the same shower.
Let me run a test file real quick.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 05:30:56 PM »
Okay I use the cheapest shower and I can only see Self Cleaning Wall Coating (not self cleaning AND self cleaning coating).  @Joria are you sure you have TWO self cleaning upgrades on your shower?

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 05:47:49 PM »
So, there is an upgrade called Self Cleaning for the sink, and another upgrade for the shower called Self Cleaning Wall Coating. Would those count as different upgrades?
No, both will count as one unique upgrade, self cleaning.  Weird, my game only shows self cleaning for the shower.


Coming back now that you've mentioned that you've seen the upgraded wording for the shower.  Will these two still count as the same upgrade since the rules mention that a variety in names makes things unique?


Quote from Rules:
Important: You are responsible for keeping a list of all unique upgrades for your UU Multiplier. The team may ask you to provide this information, but do not list them when you provide your final score. Uniques Upgrades are upgrades that have different names. So, event though Fridge of Steel (Refrigerator) and Firaxium Wiring (TV) both make an item unbreakable - both can be counted towards your multiplier. But, you would not be able to count two different "Self Cleaning" upgrades to two different items if Self Cleaning was the name of the upgrade.
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 06:03:34 PM »
Okay, I clarified the whole name business. It does get a bit confusing. Let me know if there are still questions.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 11:18:16 AM »
Finished.
1084346 X 1.48 = $1,604,832.08

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2016, 11:31:18 AM »
Wow, Nutella - that was speedy. :) I left off the decimal places for the leaderboard.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2016, 03:43:50 PM »
@Nutella
Please tell the truth, Nutella. Do you live on Need Fixers or do you actually sleep like the rest of us?
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2016, 07:11:38 PM »
With calloused and blistered hands, Haru Handy is now ready for a life of leisure and luxury.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2016, 04:59:35 PM »
Finished with

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2016, 12:53:30 AM »
Hi, could I get a bit of clarification on the following portion of the rules please?


Selling items purchased to level up handiness is not allowed.


I'm a little confused because I wasn't aware that selling purchased items can level up a Sim's handiness skill. Or maybe I'm just reading it wrong?

Does this mean we're not allowed to sell anything at all back in buy mode once we've purchased it? Or is it only certain items we've purchased that "level up handiness" that we're not allowed to sell back?
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2016, 12:54:27 AM »
It means that if you buy something to upgrade to level your handiness, you cannot sell that item.  Nothing you buy can be sold back because that is interpreted by the team as income.

I know this because I asked before so I can answer the question.
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2016, 04:46:35 AM »
Does this mean we're not allowed to sell anything at all back in buy mode once we've purchased it?
This one is correct.  Nothing at all can be sold back once you buy it in buy mode. 

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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2016, 04:49:54 AM »
Nothing you buy can be sold back because that is interpreted by the team as income.
We have plenty of challenges that are income based in the past and we always have the same rule.  It is not interpreted different this time, we just clarify it more in the rules because some new players seems to get confused by it.

Selling anything you bought adds $$$ to your household funds, thus it is adding income.

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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2016, 09:00:38 AM »
Thanks for clearing that up for me @Nutella and @Ricalynn. I appreciate your help!  :)
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Re: 2016 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2016, 01:00:05 PM »
Nothing you buy can be sold back because that is interpreted by the team as income.
We have plenty of challenges that are income based in the past and we always have the same rule.  It is not interpreted different this time, we just clarify it more in the rules because some new players seems to get confused by it.

Selling anything you bought adds $$$ to your household funds, thus it is adding income.
Thank you for further clarification, Nutella.  Though I didn't specify this challenge and didn't state that I thought it was different.  I was just stating the sentence in a way that I hoped would ease confusion in the future.  We both said the same thing.  Selling previously bought items is considered income by the team and therefore against the rules for a challenge where income is restricted.

@StephieSims Glad I could help.  Was trying to give you an answer quickly so you could get on with the challenge.
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