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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2017, 06:30:13 AM »
I've decided that I'm just crazy enough to try the Baby Boomer Challenge on the short lifespan.

One question about adoptions:

The rules state that we're allowed two adoptions per week.
When exactly do Weeks 2 and 3 begin? At 00:00 Sunday (end of Saturday night) or at 08:00 Sunday (a week after we start the challenge)?

I'm trying to remember how the Sims 3 clock did it - it has a week marker too. I want to say it changed at midnight, so let's go with that.

Hi Metro. I asked this question in PM's and you gave me a different answer that it was 8AM Sunday? Just bringing it up in case you did this with others as well who have already started their challenge files.


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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2017, 07:51:42 AM »
I've decided that I'm just crazy enough to try the Baby Boomer Challenge on the short lifespan.

One question about adoptions:

The rules state that we're allowed two adoptions per week.
When exactly do Weeks 2 and 3 begin? At 00:00 Sunday (end of Saturday night) or at 08:00 Sunday (a week after we start the challenge)?

I'm trying to remember how the Sims 3 clock did it - it has a week marker too. I want to say it changed at midnight, so let's go with that.

Hi Metro. I asked this question in PM's and you gave me a different answer that it was 8AM Sunday? Just bringing it up in case you did this with others as well who have already started their challenge files.



Okay, thank you for clarifying that, cyclonenic. If that's the case, then everyone please go with weeks starting at 8 am on Sundays. I'll add a line in the rules too.



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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2017, 09:32:32 PM »
Are we allowed to pick the aspirations for our starting couple?

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2017, 06:05:24 AM »
Are we allowed to pick the aspirations for our starting couple?

Yes.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2017, 07:27:05 AM »
YA Out 0
YA In 6
Teen 0
Child 0
Toddler 0

My score is:

6 YAs In X 4 pts = 24 pts


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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2017, 06:05:12 PM »
May I request clarification about the selection of traits and aspirations?
Is the following correct?

Must be randomized: Child trait and aspiration, Teen aspiration
Can be freely selected: Toddler trait, Teen and Young Adult traits

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2017, 06:41:33 PM »
May I request clarification about the selection of traits and aspirations?
Is the following correct?

Must be randomized: Child trait and aspiration, Teen aspiration
Can be freely selected: Toddler trait, Teen and Young Adult traits

No. All children's traits must be randomized -- that means all offspring of your parents. Every stage. I'm 52 now, but I am still my mom's child. ;) Does that make sense?



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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »
@Metropolis Man

Thank you for the clarification.  After my Masterpiece Bingo fiasco (*coughs), I want to be sure I understand all the rules clearly.

And I loved your example! In my adult years, I used to love visiting my mother who fussed over me, cooked my favorite foods, and what not!

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2017, 02:53:54 PM »
I love this challenge! Got amazing Sims on my Sims 3 days!

This is a question/doubt/fishing for ideas kind of post:

[Edited out to prevent strategy sharing. Send it as a message instead. /LenaLJ]

Thanks a bunch! Can't wait to start this out!

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2017, 03:05:04 PM »
Wow, that was unbelievably intense but super fun!
I'm such a fan of the short lifespan (and double speed)!

10 YAs moved out = 50 (10 x 5)
02 YAs at home    =   8 (2 x 4)
01 Child at home  =   2 (1 x 2)
Total score = 60

Thank you to the Challenges Team for another great challenge!


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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2017, 05:33:10 PM »
The father aged up with:

7 YA out = 35
2 YA in   =   8
1 Child   =   2

giving me a total of 45 points.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2017, 03:27:45 PM »
My family had 1 YA in the home, 2 teens, 2 children and one toddler.

0 YA out = 0
1 YA in =   4
2 Teens =  6
2 Child   = 4
1 Toddler= 1

For a total of 15.  :'(
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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2017, 12:00:02 AM »
Adam and Eve Boomer had:
6 YA Out = 30
2 YA In =     8
2 Child =     4
1 Toddler =  1

Total = 43

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2017, 08:52:49 AM »
How do I enter the tournament, I downloaded the score card and filled it in but I don't know what to do now? (My total was 34)

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #64 on: April 23, 2017, 09:19:04 AM »
Hi @Pumpkinmelon, welcome to the forum and the tournament. 

To enter this challenge just post a reply with a breakdown of your score like others have and one of the challenge mods will add you to the leaderboard when they get a moment.  When you have posted scores in 3 challenges you will be added to the World Ranking for this year.

Good luck.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2017, 08:06:33 PM »
Frank and Helen Beardsley had:

1 YA out =  5
4 YA in =  16
1 Teen =     3
1 Child   =   2
0 Toddler=  0

For a total of 26

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2017, 04:32:19 PM »
9 ya out 45
5 ya in    20
1 teen in   3

Total score 68

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2017, 07:47:47 AM »
ooh so fun! I have been away for a few months because I was so busy, but I always come back to the sims after a while. The Baby boomer challenge is one of my favorites and I can't wait to try it with the toddlers this time! :)

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2017, 05:48:59 AM »
6 YA moved out = 30 pts
2 children left    =  4 pts

Score = 34 pts

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2017, 02:15:16 PM »
toddler skills seem to reset often when I engage with a parent sim. The toddler will 'teach' him/herself a skill by doing an activity and when I want the parent to help the kid the skill bar jumps back. Anyone else experienced this? It's a bit frustrating to be honest.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2017, 06:08:00 PM »
@MissZoef I have the opposite issue. If a toddler is almost at level 2 of something that was taught by parents, then tries to finish up on his/her own, it jumps back. Wonder if there's some kind of conflict between the two methods of learning?

Another question: Anyone else having issues with the Random Sim Generator? It was fine till about an hour ago. Now whenever I click the teen/YA tabs, it only shows toddler traits. :-\ Tried different browsers and devices, but no luck.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2017, 06:50:36 PM »
@MissZoef I have the opposite issue. If a toddler is almost at level 2 of something that was taught by parents, then tries to finish up on his/her own, it jumps back. Wonder if there's some kind of conflict between the two methods of learning?

Another question: Anyone else having issues with the Random Sim Generator? It was fine till about an hour ago. Now whenever I click the teen/YA tabs, it only shows toddler traits. :-\ Tried different browsers and devices, but no luck.

Yeah I just checked - seems like Child stage is the only complete one.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2017, 07:41:35 PM »
The child age isn't correct either on the generator...my sim got Family Oriented when he aged to child, but the game didn't offer that as a choice for that age.  So I just rolled again, and got hot-headed...go figure.  Hope it was ok to do that.  Though, if they don't fix the generator soon, it won't matter cause I won't be able to finish.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2017, 08:21:34 PM »
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one... but since the generator is still down, would it be acceptable to make a list of all available traits, number them 1-(however many there are), then use a random number generator to select a trait? (same for aspirations) I ask because I had a sim start to age up to teen several hours ago (when I discovered the issue), and I can't proceed or save till I choose a trait and aspiration. :P

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Re: Baby Boomer 2017
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2017, 08:23:38 PM »
Actually, if you click on the customize button for the generator, leave the settings as is (though you can deselect City Living and Vampires), name the custom settings something, you can then see all the traits...downside is you will get your traits for the entire life all at once.  I'm just throwing this out there for the team to decide.