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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #100 on: May 07, 2017, 11:46:30 AM »
The Depp family proved very fertile.

YA Out=2 (10)
YA In=1 (4)
Teen=3 (9)
Child=1 (4)
Toddlers=1 (1)
Total=30

If you had only one child in the house, that would be 2 points. The total I get is 26. It would be 28 if you had 2 children.
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #101 on: May 07, 2017, 02:57:10 PM »
When the father became an elder...

8 YAs moved out (8*5=40)
0 YAs at home
2 Teens (2*3=6)
0 Children
1 Toddler (1*1=1)

Total 47

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #102 on: May 07, 2017, 03:34:09 PM »
Managed to play abit anyway :)

YA Moved out   9
YA at home   2
Teen at home   3
Child at home   1
Toddler at home   0
Total Score   64

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #103 on: May 07, 2017, 03:46:37 PM »
So glad you had chance to play Lena.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #104 on: May 07, 2017, 03:48:16 PM »
So glad you had chance to play Lena.

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Ditto. :) Any event would not be the same without you. You've been here since ground zero in 2010. I hope things are looking up for you.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #105 on: May 07, 2017, 05:55:24 PM »
All the crazy stuff with the aging slowed me down. I have a few minutes left in my time zone before the challenge is over, so I will put down my partial score.
YA at home: 4 (4 x 4 = 16)
Teens at home: 2 (2 x 3 = 6)

Total of 22 points.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #106 on: May 07, 2017, 08:55:05 PM »
Didn't get to finish but wanted my score up anyways! I had one young adult in the house still and 5 teens for a total of 19! This was much more difficult than I expected it to be.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #107 on: May 07, 2017, 09:37:12 PM »
I appreciate those who did not finish still posting scores. Participation always makes me feel good. :)

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #108 on: May 07, 2017, 11:28:54 PM »
Well, it was a messy finish, but I made it! :o

6 YA moved out x 5 = 30
2 YA at home x 4 = 8
2 toddlers x 1 = 2

Total = 40

Fun challenge! But very glad we did it on the short lifespan...

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #109 on: May 08, 2017, 06:31:58 AM »
This event is now closed.

Great job, Rachel, on winning your first event in I do not know how long. :) And congrats to all participants and my thanks for everyone. Baby Boomer has a special place in my heart -- Carl and Pam did a rendition of it back in 2009 before I even started the annual Tournament and it has always been a favorite on the forum.

Everyone can now post their strategy. :)


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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #110 on: May 08, 2017, 09:27:46 AM »
It's my first ever win 😮 I will share my strategy later on today when I have time to organise my thoughts.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #111 on: May 08, 2017, 09:34:44 AM »
It's my first ever win 😮 I will share my strategy later on today when I have time to organise my thoughts.

Rachel

Oh my gosh...seriously? Yeah, I did not take the time to look back to 2010, 2011, 2012. I was not 100% sure. With the likes of many of the old timer pros like NancyJ, Drift, Lena, Nutella, and ClayMask it was hard for all of us to score a "W." Well, that is fantastic...well done again.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #112 on: May 08, 2017, 11:59:41 AM »
Congrats, Rachel!! Can't wait to hear your strategy. :)

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #113 on: May 08, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
I started of by giving my parents the cheerful slob and family traits. I set the lot traits to ley line,no visitors and childs play initially. I changed to good schools later on to get better grades.
Baby stage I just spamed the baby with friendly socials from both parents. All babies except the last one came in pairs.
Toddlers. I could get them levelled up within 6 hours sometimes longer depending on their trait. I liked the independent ones not too keen on the wild ones. I quite often forgot about them towards the end only to discover they had levelled up some skills without me noticing.
Kids stage. It was pretty easy to get a b at school one day of working hard was enough. I always made sure to age up toddlers and kids during the night so they didn't miss school. The turn around with achievements was pretty much a day and a half factoring in school. Weekend birthdays annoyed me.
Teens. Having a b at school as a child pretty much guarantees reaching level 2 in a teen job straight away. Making a bff was the hardest part I did plan on having them be friends with siblings but it wouldn't count as a bff just best friends. So I spent what seemed like forever spaming friendly socials at a range of neighbour hood teens and kids.
Young adult. This was the part I practiced most. I am pretty blase about completing aspirations I play long generational games where you can spend an entire adulthood doing just one aspiration so I had to up my game. The friendship ones and romantic ones I got through in a Sim day. The others took me two sometimes three days depending on promotions for certain careers.
My focus at the end was to pretty much ignore the young adults who were in the house as I knew I wouldn't get them moved out. Instead I spent time with the teens and kids so they would get me a few extra points after they aged up.  I managed to squeeze in a child to teen birthday and a teen to young adult birthday just before dad aged up to elder.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #114 on: May 08, 2017, 03:07:16 PM »
@ratchie

I'm simply amazed at how quickly you worked with toddlers! I averaged 3 days.
My new discovery is that a toddler can be potty trained even when their bladder is full. (Sorry, kids!)

Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your strategies!

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #115 on: May 08, 2017, 04:33:52 PM »
Congratulations @ratchie --- What a great strategy 8).

One thing I did in this challenge was to adopt 2 babies at a time, and then, directly after those 2 were asleep, I had the parents try for baby.  Therefore, I had two separate groups of 3 babies who aged to toddlers.  Once my first 3 were children, I repeated the process.  I also didn't buy any actual "clutter," such as tissue boxes, to ensure that I had enough money to adopt babies.  So, I ended up with 4 YA's in and 2 teens.  I really enjoyed this challenge!
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #116 on: May 08, 2017, 05:44:24 PM »
Congratulations, Ratchie!

I was very impressed with your score.

I had trouble staying focused and made some silly mistakes.  Luck also played a factor in this challenge.  My first YA rolled the Freelance Botanist aspiration which took awhile.  Also, the majority of my children rolled the Whiz Kid aspiration which took a little longer as well.  I had a Musical Genius too.  I may play the challenge again to see if I am able to better my score, my skills, and my luck.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #117 on: May 08, 2017, 05:50:19 PM »
I found the most difficult thing was stopping them all getting distracted and wandering off to go play with something else. They all liked making horse statues until I put the work bench in the family inventory.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #118 on: May 09, 2017, 02:57:50 AM »
@ratchie , I need to know your secret. The toddler stage was my worst stage, how did you manage to get them potty trained (level 3) i just 6 hours. Plus the rest of the skills ofc?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #119 on: May 09, 2017, 03:14:57 AM »
Potty training took around two and a half hours and movement was covered by play and general wandering. One story got imagination to level two and the parents covered teach to talk and flash cards for the other skills. I tried where possible to only let them have naps that kept them out of the red. 6 hours was the average sometimes it was longer I don't know if it made a difference but I always fed them as babies and let them have a sleep before aging them up. I forgot once in practice and I had a hungry cranky tired toddler after aging.
A few toddlers in the middle took a full day because I got distracted with the others. 
I never used highchairs as toddlers will grab good of the counter if hungry plus I would throw a few cookies in their inventory so they could snack.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #120 on: May 10, 2017, 09:24:09 PM »
Just now coming to terms with having run out of time and not thinking to post a partial score.  Not that either the partial or the potential finished were anything to write home about.  But, once again, thanks for the great challenge, and, FWIW, there'd been a discussion about supply of children to make "Social Butterfly" feasible.  On short lifespan, even though there were plenty of children, they'd aged up before the younger kids had a chance to achieve "Social Butterfly".

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2017, 09:51:58 AM »
...there'd been a discussion about supply of children to make "Social Butterfly" feasible.  On short lifespan, even though there were plenty of children, they'd aged up before the younger kids had a chance to achieve "Social Butterfly".

My solution for this issue was all about lot choice. I've found that monkey bars/playgrounds tend to spawn new NPC children, so I chose a lot in Newcrest in the neighborhood with both monkey bars and a playground. I didn't have an issue with lack of NPC children and had quite a few "Social Butterflies" in my family.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2017, 10:18:10 AM »
Thank you, Lesley; that's good to know.  I tend to automatically play on the Pebble Burrow lot.