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Baby Boomer 2017
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:40:02 AM »
Baby Boomer 2017

Goal
It's time once again for the annual forum favorite - Baby Boomer. As always the goal is for your starting couple to have as many kids as possible - age them up quickly in order to make room for more kids.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create two Human YA in CAS, a mother and a father.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions.
  • You are allowed to place a spa, restaurant, and use the Kids Room Stuff pack.
  • All traits for children must be random. Please use this site to assist you in that regard. The Aspirations you roll from the linked site in the Child and Teen stages must be completed before you can choose another Aspiration. Aspirations after the initial one is completed do not need to be random. Before rolling for the Teen aspiration, uncheck the 2 Family aspirations, the Leader of the Pack aspiration, the City Native aspiration, the 3 vampire aspirations, and the Grilled Cheese aspiration.
  • No more than two adoptions (must only be baby stage) allowed per week.
  • Weeks begin on Sundays at 8 a.m.
  • No moving allowed.
  • No contact with Jasmine Holiday — no visits and no calling her.
  • The only additions allowed are adopted babies or babies born in household to the mother.
  • The teen aspirations should be unique.
  • Bowling content is not allowed as it comes out after the challenge begins.
  • The game ends when your father ages up to Elder.

Aging Up and Moving Out the Kids
  • A Baby may only be aged up early if both parents are Good Friends with the baby.
  • You may only age up a Toddler early if they are potty trained and have lvl 2 in all skills.
  • You may only age up a Child early if they have finished an Aspiration and have a B school average.
  • You may only age up a Teen early if they have a B school average, lvl 2 at a teen job, and a BFF.
  • You may only move out a Young Adult if they have finished an Aspiration and maxed one skill no other Young Adult has maxed.

Scoring

Your score is based on how many Young Adults have been moved out at the point when your father ages up to Elder. You also receive points based on the life stage of the remaining offspring in the household:

YA Out — 5 pts for every Young Adult moved out.
YA In — 4 pts for every Young Adult remaining.
Teen — 3 pts for every Teen remaining.
Child — 2 pts for every Child remaining.
Toddler — 1 pts for every Toddler remaining.
Total — Add all the columns together to obtain your Total.

A little spreadsheet to help keep you organized can be found here.

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, 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                                 YA Out     YA In     Teen     Child     Toddler          Total
ratchie                            452030068
LenaLJ                            45892064
oshizu                            50802060
limsielou                            351630054
lesleyj42                            40060147
HelenP                            35802045
GlazeyLady                            30804143
Minnie Mouse                            30800240
Metropolis Man                            201230136
Caterina                            30004034
Pumpkinmelon                            25401034
sdhoey                            25430133
fluffyj00                            10492128
MarianT                            10862127
Eighty8Keys                            51632026
Windhavyn                            51604025
lubba91                            02400024
coolsim9999999                            01660022
JocyMc                            01660022
fanofaband                            10830122
MissZoef                            01660022
MomOfMany                            04150019
CynKuy                            0464115

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »
The spreadsheet linked in the rule set is still from last year's event - Lena knows this and will update it to reflect the changes soon.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:47:00 PM »
Is this also to be played on a short life span?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 09:40:45 PM »
Yes this challenge is played on short.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 01:30:23 PM »
I can't wait to start this one. One of my all time favorites.  ;D

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 02:05:44 PM »
It's a definite forum favourite.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 01:33:48 AM »
One of my favorites too. Will need to take a break from my Rival Dynasty Challenge for this one.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 12:35:55 PM »
The spreadsheet is now useable.
But i am still refining things, but thats more for a nicer touch, nothing for it point wise.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 02:53:26 PM »
Thank you Lena.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 05:46:06 PM »

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 05:50:07 PM »
Yes, Thank you LenaJ, I could not survive without your spreadsheets. ;D

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 06:52:48 PM »
Can I just confirm that potty trained means level 3 not level 2? Thanks.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 07:12:16 PM »
Can I just confirm that potty trained means level 3 not level 2? Thanks.

Yes. Your toddlers have to max potty training and get the other skills up to 2.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2017, 08:18:15 AM »
I remember that the social butterfly aspiration is very difficult to finish especially when there are not enough children around. Am I allowed to add some more children to the neighborhood?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »
I remember that the social butterfly aspiration is very difficult to finish especially when there are not enough children around. Am I allowed to add some more children to the neighborhood?

No, you're not allowed to add any Sims to the neighborhood except for your starting couple. Usually, it's only people doing long-term dynasties who run into trouble with finding children to befriend.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 09:26:21 AM »
I remember that the social butterfly aspiration is very difficult to finish especially when there are not enough children around. Am I allowed to add some more children to the neighborhood?

No, you're not allowed to add any Sims to the neighborhood except for your starting couple. Usually, it's only people doing long-term dynasties who run into trouble with finding children to befriend.

Oh.. I must be doing somethings wrong. I am trying this challenge out and having this problem. I will check again and see what I miss. Thanks!

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 09:35:55 AM »
Sorry, another question.  Are the vampire aspirations being used in this challenge?  The random sim site has them available and I couldn't see anything in the rules.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 09:51:52 AM »
Sorry, another question.  Are the vampire aspirations being used in this challenge?  The random sim site has them available and I couldn't see anything in the rules.

I logged in just to ask the same question...

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 10:33:41 AM »
Sorry, another question.  Are the vampire aspirations being used in this challenge?  The random sim site has them available and I couldn't see anything in the rules.

Your starting two Sims have to be Human, so I am assuming your question is no. Marian or Rachel if you agree, then please clarify the rules on no vampire aspirations.

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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2017, 12:01:35 PM »
Sorry, another question.  Are the vampire aspirations being used in this challenge?  The random sim site has them available and I couldn't see anything in the rules.

Your starting two Sims have to be Human, so I am assuming your question is no. Marian or Rachel if you agree, then please clarify the rules on no vampire aspirations.

I just added the vampire aspirations to the ones that should be checked off.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2017, 01:00:27 PM »
Ooooh, 100 baby challenge on stereoids! Me like! <3

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2017, 10:30:28 AM »
"two adoptions (must only be baby stage) allowed per week"

Has the adoption function been fixed in-game?  The time I tried it, the baby never showed up --- even after the message wall in-game said that a new family member was on the way.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2017, 10:58:11 AM »
adoptions worked for me in my practice file.

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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2017, 11:43:18 AM »
Thanks HelenP.  I'm glad that it works.  I will start a practice file soon.

Edit:  Adoptions worked in my practice file, which I finished.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2017, 05:01:13 AM »
Hi,

I sent a PM a few days ago with 2 questions...just wondering if you guys received it?

Thanks :)