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Cupid's Challenge
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:50:02 AM »
Cupid's Challenge

Goal
In honor of St. Valentine, your job is to arrange dates and marriages for 14 lucky unmarried Sims, at least one of whom has to be an elder, an adult, and a young adult. Each of your targets for Cupid's arrow has to complete a date (medal doesn't matter, but it has to last 6 hours) with, propose to, and marry another unmarried Sim. Your score will be the length of time it takes you to do this.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • In CAS, create a married Young Adult couple. Their sole purpose is to get you into the game. After placing them in a house, click on the gray plumbob above a house that contains at least one unmarried Sim. Once you're finished with that house, click on "Manage Households" and choose another house.
  • IMPORTANT: Remember in Options to set a Short life span and to "Fill empty houses."
  • You may not add any venues.
  • None of your Sims may contact Jasmine Holiday.
  • You may not use the Romantic Aura lot trait, and your Sims may not go to any lots that have this trait.
  • You may not break up any marriages.
  • Your target Sims may marry another Sim in the same household, but that counts as only one marriage.
  • Your target Sim may not be a vampire, but your target Sim may marry a vampire.
  • This challenge ends when you have arranged 14 marriages.
Scoring
Your score is the length of time it takes you to arrange 14 marriages. Write down the time when the "Move in" popup appears for your last couple, or when the confetti falls if your couple is already in the same household. Use Lena's spreadsheet to make this easy. Just plug in the necessary info and it will automatically calculate everything to minutes. When you post your score, be sure to post the Sim day and time.

Total Minutes — Plug in all the info needed in Lena's spreadsheet and get the total minutes.

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                                 Total Minutes
Minnie Mouse                          5974
LenaLJ                          5992
Alex                          6011
reggikko                          6383
GlazeyLady                          6457
cyclonenic                               6942
ratchie                               7438
Starsha                              7538
MomOfMany                               7961
Maddyjs                               7980
Metropolis Man                               8696
callycat                               9125
lesleyj42                               9233
sdhoey                               9435
Ginj                               9728
Eighty8Keys                               9953
vancanuckfan86                               10102
lauraboots                               11025
Noyo                               12781
Alexandra88                               13541
JocyMc                               14411
wonderoona                               15735
kirkbysims                               16323
MysteryGem                               19130
CynKuy                               28541
coolsim9999999                               44642

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 05:52:55 AM »
The linked spreadsheet Lena came up with is not quite done yet.



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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 11:38:47 AM »
So after we complete the 14 marriages we go back to our original starting sims to note the time and age for scoring?

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 12:37:10 PM »
So after we complete the 14 marriages we go back to our original starting sims to note the time and age for scoring?

You'll just need the time, and that should be available on your 14th couple.
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 01:18:53 PM »
Oh sorry I hadn't looked at the spreadsheet before so I was assuming we would need the days till age up and all that but we just need to pay attention to weeks. Got it thanks!

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 12:19:05 PM »
When you post your score make sure to post your Sim's life stage, days to age up, and the time of day.

So after we complete the 14 marriages we go back to our original starting sims to note the time and age for scoring?

You'll just need the time, and that should be available on your 14th couple.

I apologize if there's something I'm missing, but which statement is correct?
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 12:50:40 PM »
When you post your score make sure to post your Sim's life stage, days to age up, and the time of day.

So after we complete the 14 marriages we go back to our original starting sims to note the time and age for scoring?

You'll just need the time, and that should be available on your 14th couple.

I apologize if there's something I'm missing, but which statement is correct?

You don't need the life stage. I think that's a holdover from other challenges.
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 04:47:28 AM »
Maybe I just don't understand how it works but can you please give more details? Do we play only as the starting couple and then just try "convince" the others to get on a date and get married? Or how?

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 09:32:52 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Whimsical Peanut! You'll move from one household with an unmarried Sim in it to another. Once you've moved in your married couple, open up the options Menu (. . . in the upper righthand corner). Choose "Manage Households." This will take you to the Map Screen, and you can choose a household that has a gray plumbob above it.
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 11:35:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum, WhimsicalPeanut!

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 12:39:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Whimsical Peanut! You'll move from one household with an unmarried Sim in it to another. Once you've moved in your married couple, open up the options Menu (. . . in the upper righthand corner). Choose "Manage Households." This will take you to the Map Screen, and you can choose a household that has a gray plumbob above it.

Thank You! Now it makes more sense for me. I was a bit disappointed with Sims 4, as I liked the others better, but I hope the challenges will make it more fun for me :)

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 09:11:24 PM »
I have been doing a lot of test with the speadsheet the last couple of days, and i cannot see any errors myself anymore, so fell free to use the sheet and should you encounter an error please always PM me

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2017, 05:59:25 AM »
Thank you, Lena, for doing the spreadsheets. It makes things so much easier for everyone. :)

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2017, 05:29:45 PM »
When my 14th couple (Nash Rector and Elsa Bjergsen got married, it was Wednesday day 4 week 5 at 8:02 a.m.


46,082 minutes total



I'm having trouble with the spreadsheet, but that's when the week, day and time when my last couple got married.


Edit:
I did the math step-by-step to get the total minutes, instead of the spreadsheet, so I got the same thing.

Here is the math:
24 hours X 7 days = 168 hours
168 hours X 60 minutes = 10,080 minutes in 1 week
10,080 minutes X 4 weeks = 40,320 minutes
24 hours X 4 days = 96 hours
96 hours X 60 minutes = 5,760 minutes

40,320 minutes
+
  5,760 minutes
 = 46,080 minutes

+
2 minutes
=
46,082 minutes total

Therefore, the 14th couple got married on Day 4 of Week 5 at 8:02 a.m. for a total of
46,082 minutes


I had fun doing this challenge, as well :).
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2017, 06:16:00 PM »
@MarianT, @Metropolis Man and @LenaLJ, the above message has the calculation of my total minutes:

46,082 minutes total

I thought I would post this message, so that, you could find how long it took me to get 14 couples married in minutes.

Thanks again for a wicked fun challenge 8)!

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2017, 02:19:51 AM »
I am confused now @coolsim9999999, did the spreadsheet give you the same number or not?

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2017, 03:19:45 AM »
@LenaLJ --- I can't get the spreadsheet to work.  I did all the math with a calculator, and that's the number I got.  I tried hard to use the spreadsheet.  How do you use it?  I also have all the couples' names, as well as the time information in a word document.
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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2017, 07:15:24 AM »
Is anyone else having issues with the spreadsheet? We need to get this fixed ASAP if so.

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2017, 07:29:10 AM »
So with the spread sheet, all you do is input the names on the weeks, then at the 14th couple you input the week, hours etc right?

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 07:42:00 AM »
@Metropolis Man - I just did a quick test of the spreadsheet after downloading into excel (I haven't started the challenge yet) and it seems to be working fine for me. I just have to plug in the information for the last marriage (#14) and the Score column will update the total minutes. I did have to unmerge the cells above the marriage 14 row if I wanted to keep track of the timing on all the marriages instead of just the final one.

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
Spreadsheet guidelines:

The only time counting is the 14th. marriage. I therefor merge the cells above, this is now changed though in case you want to add the other times too.

In order to use the sheet you go in via the link. Click on files, and click on make a copy. This now makes an editable copy of the sheet for you. (The sheet linked is protected so that only I can change it and all have the same clear copy.
(You are also able to click on files, and download a copy to use in another program)

And i also found a minor calculation error in the sheet which i have now fixed.
If others will test that will be great.

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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 11:38:04 AM »
Spreadsheet guidelines:

The only time counting is the 14th. marriage. I therefor merge the cells above, this is now changed though in case you want to add the other times too.

In order to use the sheet you go in via the link. Click on files, and click on make a copy. This now makes an editable copy of the sheet for you. (The sheet linked is protected so that only I can change it and all have the same clear copy.
(You are also able to click on files, and download a copy to use in another program)

And i also found a minor calculation error in the sheet which i have now fixed.
If others will test that will be great.


@LenaLJ

I haven't finished but I inputed @coolsim9999999's info and this time I got 44642

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2017, 12:54:06 PM »
Spreadsheet guidelines:

The only time counting is the 14th. marriage. I therefor merge the cells above, this is now changed though in case you want to add the other times too.

In order to use the sheet you go in via the link. Click on files, and click on make a copy. This now makes an editable copy of the sheet for you. (The sheet linked is protected so that only I can change it and all have the same clear copy.
(You are also able to click on files, and download a copy to use in another program)

And i also found a minor calculation error in the sheet which i have now fixed.
If others will test that will be great.


@LenaLJ

I haven't finished but I inputed @coolsim9999999's info and this time I got 44642
@sdhoey --- Thank you very much for helping me out, as well as for the instructions :).  I really appreciate it! 

I'll try to work the spreadsheet again in a little while, but I was having a really hard time figuring it out.  However, maybe I can get it to work with those instructions.

Edit: @LenaLJ  --- I just scrolled up, and I saw the instructions that you posted and Sdhoey copied into his post to me.

@Metropolis Man --- I will try the spreadsheet again in a little while.  With Lena's new instructions, maybe I can get it to work.

Thanks again for your help, everyone!
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2017, 02:08:54 PM »
@LenaLJ and @Metropolis Man --- I got the spreadsheet to work!  It was very easy, this time.

By using the spreadsheet, the 14th couple got married on Day 4 of Week 5 at 8:02 a.m. --- for a total score of

44,642

Thanks again everyone for helping me to figure out how to use the spreadsheet :).

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Re: Cupid's Challenge
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2017, 02:26:41 PM »
Awesome. I am glad everything is working. :) I'll update the leaderboard.