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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
I finished with 160.   

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2017, 10:57:11 AM »
Final score: 2,225 points. This one was a lot of fun!



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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2017, 04:10:12 PM »
My final score is 1,340 points.

I never paid too much attention to achievements before, so this was a new and fun experience.


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« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2017, 04:11:52 PM »
I had to finish the challenge a few sim days early due to technical issues. So my score is 2300 points.

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2017, 04:36:48 PM »
I had to finish the challenge a few sim days early due to technical issues. So my score is 2300 points.

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Oh, no! I wonder what your score would have been with a full 10 days. Great job nonetheless, ratchie. :)

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2017, 05:01:24 PM »
Arya Roger's aged up into Adult with achievement total 2285.



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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2017, 05:24:31 PM »
I want to turn in my score of 2575.
I simply love achievements in everygame :D

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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2017, 05:45:49 PM »
I want to turn in my score of 2575.
I simply love achievements in everygame :D

Great score, Lena. Yeah, I know what you mean. The new Necromancer class will be coming to Diablo III soon - and with it - a bunch of new Achievements. :)

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2017, 06:11:30 PM »
Mark Wiseman aged up to adult with 2,265 achievement points.

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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2017, 10:44:10 PM »
Minerva Cheevy reached adulthood with 360 achievement points.

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2017, 10:59:03 PM »
Didn't quite have time to finish due to RL stuff. But my partial score is 1770.

I'd never paid much attention to the achievements before, so thanks for the fun challenge. I learned a lot! :)

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« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2017, 12:19:49 AM »
I need even knew there were achievements before this challenge so it was something new for me for sure. I thought it would be much easier than it was also. I didn't fully finish but I am out of time so my partial score is 1,105! Thought that would be decent but I see a lot of last minute high scores which knocks me down quite a bit. Good thing I play for fun!

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« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2017, 06:07:56 AM »
This event is now closed. Great job, everyone. It was a fun one. As Lena stated when posting scores - shooting for achievements is fun in any game. And great job, Lena, on another win.

I am wondering if some players were unaware of the rule that allowed household additions and/or moving. If you can imagine how many more achievements a household could grab with a player juggling multiple Sims rather than just one.

Everyone can post strategy now.

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« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2017, 07:19:10 AM »
I do have to share an amusing moment. imagine the scene as one of my children wander into the room and find me calmly eating a piece of toast while Mortimer Goths fifth wife burns to death.
This was a really fun challenge.

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2017, 07:21:40 AM »
This was really a fun challenge.  Unfortunately I was sick the last two days and even though I completed it with 2515 points, I forgot to post my score.  But congratulations to every one who finished it. I didn't play the achievement challenge last year and didn't realize how much fun it was.  I sometimes get bored with the repetitiveness of the challenges, but this one had none of that.

Again, thank you to the challenge moderators who do so much to keep this fun for us all!

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2017, 07:40:04 AM »
This was really a fun challenge.  Unfortunately I was sick the last two days and even though I completed it with 2515 points, I forgot to post my score.

Oh, no! :) I was wondering what happened to your submission. That would have been your 3rd event and would have given you a nice finish to boost your overall ranking. Hope you are feeling better now. :)

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2017, 11:05:14 AM »
This event is now closed. Great job, everyone. It was a fun one. As Lena stated when posting scores - shooting for achievements is fun in any game. And great job, Lena, on another win.

I am wondering if some players were unaware of the rule that allowed household additions and/or moving. If you can imagine how many more achievements a household could grab with a player juggling multiple Sims rather than just one.

Everyone can post strategy now.

I did forget about being allowed to move until I was a good way through the challenge. I did manage to snag a few points by moving and playing an 8 person household near the end...I will remember for next time lol. It was a fun challenge though :)!

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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2017, 01:30:48 PM »
I tweaked my strategy after my practice file by changing one of my Sims traits to loner and making the house 1 room instead of 4.  In my scoring file, I made a 5X5 "studio" for my Sim whose aspiration and traits were: computer whiz, genius, geek and loner --- eventually, she was able to buy night owl from the rewards store.  Because she was a loner, she enjoyed staying at home on the asphalt abodes lot, and since her social need filled more slowly, she didn't get sad because of not being social.  By having her live in such a small space, I was able to purchase the §10,000 unbreakable computer --- so I didn't have to waste time calling the repair man.  She also had a single bed, camping cooler, and a full bathroom.  Her home only had a back door with a telescope very close to it to prevent stranger danger.  That part of Newcrest only has a few joggers, etc. go by the lot.  So, she maxed the video gaming and logic skills, plus garnered the achievements of all-nighter, introvert and  older and wiser.  She did get to about level 3 of the programming skill.
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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2017, 05:44:23 PM »
My strategy revolved mostly around moving, and I used clubs to allow for Rally the Troops to avoid  having to eat and sleep.  I also used clubs and lot traits to boost skill-building.  I started by setting up my original sim with plenty of money by moving in with a family, kicking them out and selling their house and belongings when I moved in with the next family.  I did this with the Goth, Caliente, Landgraab, and Spencer-Kim-Lewis households which gave me Rosebud ($1,000,000) on day 1.  Nancy and Geoffrey moved along with my sim, Phoebe Keane, to the Spencer-Kim-Lewis household, which gave me 7 sims to kill off toward the 10 needed for Vengeful Diety.  I rarely kill off my sims, so killing off 10 in one game was new for me.  Most of them drowned, but Dennis Kim woo-hoo'd to death at his wedding, and Jacques Villareal met the same demise a few days later.  Once Phoebe moved into the Villareal house (I really like that house) she stayed put and moved others in with her based on their skills so as to max all skills.  I didn't even try to max any careers - In my practice, I really struggle to get career progress - it seemed like they were going backwards, and there were only a couple of sims already high enough in a career to even try, so I just decided not to focus on that.

I haven't paid much attention to Achievements until this challenge, so I laid out my plan in a spreadsheet and followed it pretty closely.  I made a couple of mistakes that cost me some points, but I still ended with 2515.  The details are here if anyone wants to see more of what I did.

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2017, 04:46:59 AM »
My strategy will be posted soon, job decided to send me to Norway for work so need to get back home to get my notes :)

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2017, 12:24:09 PM »
Alot happened after work send my on a work trip. And personal stuff therefore sadly came in the way for me for posting anything.
I am really sorry for the delay and hope you all can forgive me.

Strategy for Achievements:

The two main parts of the strategy for getting the most achievement points where that we where allowed to move in and out sims as we saw fit, and the wishing well.

I went through all household in order to see which sim had either a high job performance, or a high career level and decided on moving in the following:

-Lily Feng - Level 9 in the Business career + Level 9 Logic
-Anaya Yang - Level 9 in the Painter career
-Baako Yang - Level 9 in the Entertainer career
-Jacques Villareal - Level 9 in the Criminal career + Level 9 Logic
-Raj Rasoya - Level 7 in the Culinay career + Level 10 Cooking and Level 7 Gourment Cooking

My main sim main task was to get to know the city, and get alot of friends. This was both for Aspirations and achievements, but also so that i could see if any townies would be employed in a career. This happend often enough to make it worth while. So when someone got a new career i would invite them in and hope they had a high level.

Sims where also moved in in order to max some skills, like a gardener for Gardening, a entertainer for the music skills and so.

The wishing well was a vital part of the strategy too.
If you offer the highest possible ammount it very often would grant my sims enough workperformance so that they could get a the next level on their next workday (if they had all other requriments fulfilled.) This was a big time saver. Ofcause that would also backfire sometimes.

And another very important point was for me always to have all 8 sims work towards some achivement. Which was judling a lot wiht pausing every 1 or 2 minutes. So rather hard but i like playing big households.

Below is a list of the achivements gathered for the points. Which is a total of 2575

   ‘Til Death Do Us Part      Have a Sim die at their own wedding.      100   
   50-Mile-High Club      Successfully WooHoo in a Rocketship.      10   
   All Nighter      Have a Sim stay awake for 24 straight Sim hours.      25   
   Are You Entertained?      Have a Sim reach max level in the Entertainer career.      50   
   Basketcase      Have a Sim get in and out of all primary emotional states within 24 Sim hours.      100   
   Beyond Repairs      Have a Sim reach max level in the Handiness skill.      50   
   Bow-dacious      Have a Sim reach max level in the Violin skill.      50   
   Captain of Industry      Have a Sim reach the max level in the Business carerr      50   
   Cast Away      Have a Sim reach max level in the Fishing skill.      50   
   Clued In      Have a Sim reach max level in the Detective career      50   
   Code Monk      Have a Sim reach max level in the Programming skill.      50   
   Connoisseurus Rex      Have a Sim reach max level in the Gourmet Cooking skill.      50   
   Elementary      Have a Sim reach max level in the Logic skill.      50   
   Event Horizon      Earn a Silver rating on every social event.      25   
   Fired Up      Have a Sim reach max level in the Fitness skill.      50   
   Flying Colors      Have a Sim reach max level in the Painter career.      50   
   Full House      Play with an eight-Sim household in The Sims 4.      10   
   Games Within Games      Have a Sim reach max level in the Video Gaming skill.      50   
   Green Thumb      Have a Sim reach max level in the Gardening skill.      50   
   Harvested Interest      Harvest from 50 wild plants in The Sims 4.      25   
   Hello, Darkness, My Old Chum      Have a Sim befriend the Grim Reaper.      25   
   Host with the Most      Host 50 Bronze or better Social Events across all Sims.      100   
   I'm the Mix Master      Mix 100 Drinks.      25   
   Introvert      Have a Sim do nothing social for 24 Sim hours.      25   
   It's Not Brain Surgery      Have a Sim reach max level in the Rocket Science Skill.      50   
   Ivory Tower      Have a Sim reach max level in the Piano skill.      50   
   Just Getting Started      Play The Sims 4 for 5 hours.      25   
   Knock, Knock...      Visit 25 different Lots in The Sims 4.      50   
   Literal Genius      Have a Sim reach max level in the Writing skill.      50   
   Mael-strum      Have a Sim reach max level in the Guitar skill.      50   
   Mischief Mastered      Have a Sim reach max level in the Mischief skill.      50   
   My, You've Changed!      Have a Sim become both max thin and fat within a lifetime.      25   
   Nature's Course      Have a Sim reach the maximum level in the Herbalism skill.      50   
   No Excuse      Have a Sim’s bladder fail on a lot with 5 or more toilets.      10   
   Old & Wiser      Have a Sim age up.      10   
   On a Whim      Have a Sim complete 10 Whims at a single social event.      25   
   Over-Achiever      Have a Sim complete 5 Aspirations.      100   
   Picture Perfect      Have a Sim reach max level in the Photography Skill      50   
   Piece of Cake!      Have a Sim reach max level in the Baking Skill      50   
   Refined Palette      Have a Sim reach max level in the Painting skill.      50   
   Rosebud      Gain 1,000,000 Simoleons in a single Household.      100   
   Smooth Talker      Have a Sim reach max level in the Charisma skill.      50   
   Speed Dating      Have a Sim “first kiss” three times at a single social event.      25   
   Splice of Life      Unlock a new plant type through grafting.      25   
   Stellar Work      Have a Sim reach max level in the Astronaut career.      50   
   Straight for the Jocular      Have a Sim reach max level in the Comedy skill.      50   
   Suave Criminal      Have a Sim reach max level in the Criminal career.      50   
   Tender Loving      Have a Sim reach max level in the Mixology Skill.      50   
   The Most Interesting Sim in the World      Have a Sim with 12 or more Traits.      50   
   Tungsten Chef      Have a Sim reach max level in the Cooking skill.      50   
   Up a Notch      Have a Sim reach max level in the Culinary Career.      50   
   View to a Skill      Reach max level in every skill in The Sims 4.      100   
   What would it be like?      WooHoo with a ghost.      10   
   Whimsicle      Complete 100 Whims across all Sims.      50   
   World Competitor      Have a Sim reach max level in the Athletic career.      50   

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Re: That's Quite an Achievement!
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2017, 01:08:52 PM »
@LenaLJ  sorry to hear that you've had an especially hard/busy time of late. Hope it has quietened down now! Thank you for taking the time to detail your strategy.

I did a similar strategy to you, except a) i did not bother with the wishing well strategy on anyone that was not a level 9 and b) (maybe you did this too but was unclear?) i kept using the "wish for skills" on anyone else i moved in, in the hopes of gaining a few insta level 10's (i got level 10 programming this way.. thank goodness).

I mucked up several things. 1) same as Glazeylady i interpreted 5 aspirations not as food etc and couldn't correct it in time and 2) i waited too long to start Basketcase and couldn't get the fine emotion.

I used a strategy i'd seen around the internet of adopting children and aging them up early to get the legacy 10 achievement.

I stayed in one lot- Arid Ridge, Oasis Springs the entire time and moved sims in and out of there.

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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2017, 01:11:36 PM »
I stayed at the same lot too.
And i was also thinking about the adopting for multiple generations, but my game became rather buggy/laggy from all the moving in and out.
I had so many sims in the household, some just waiting for their workday that i just had them skill it up the old fashioned way. That was easier to control with many sims.

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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2017, 01:15:40 PM »
What a great strategy and list of achievements, Lena!  I totally understand why you couldn't post before.  I really enjoyed reading your strategy :)
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