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Restaurant Simpossible
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:31:07 AM »
Restaurant Simpossible

Goal
You have just ten Sim days to change the fortunes of five failing restaurants. Can you do it or is it just Simpossible!

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one young adult Sim. Alien or human, vampires are not allowed.
  • No moving anyone in.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait and the debug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • You must place Hogans Burger Bar, Sunnyside Up Diner, L'attente Bistro, Villa Bovine and Chez llama.
  • Use the motherlode cheat two times to give your Sim 100,000 Simoleans. You may not use the cheat again.
  • Purchase Hogans Diner. You have 48 hours to make your restaurant a success. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building. Changing internal walls is fine, but not outside walls.
  • After 48 hours note your star rating and perk points and then sell your restaurant.
  • Use the profits to purchase another restaurant and begin the process again.
  • Any hired staff can be re hired if they are available when you move to subsequent restaurants.
  • The game ends when your Sim ages to adult or if you go broke and are unable to purchase a new restaurant.
  • You may use manage world's to bulldoze a previously owned restaurant this is the only permitted use of manage worlds. You may not use manage household to delete any Sims.
  • The May 25th patch added 2 days to the YA lifespan on short. Instead of ending when your Sim becomes an adult, you need to end after 48 hours at your 5th restaurant.

Scoring
Perk Points. Purchased Perks, as well as any unspent Perk Points, carry over from restaurant to restaurant, so when you are done add together all spent and unspent points for your total.

Star Rating/10. Add up the total star ratings of all five restaurants and then divide that number by 10.

Total. Just multiply your Perk Points by your Star Rating/10 for your final score.

Example: Hogans Burger Bar acquires 3500 Perk Points and a 2-star rating; Sunnyside Up Diner - 2700 Perk Points and a 3.5 Star rating; L'attente Bistro - 3000 Perk Points and a 4-star rating; Villa Bovine - 2250 Perk Points and a 3.5 star rating; Chez Llama - 4000 Perk Points and a 5-star rating.

Total Perk Points = 15450
Total Star Rating = 18/10 = 1.8
Total = 15450 X 1.8 = 27810


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                                 Perk Points     Star Rating/10     Total
Minnie Mouse                            38,5352.4594,411
Isabelalabe                            29,9202.1564,328
GlazeyLady                            24,9302.3558,585
sdhoey                            26,4052.0554,136
oshizu                            20,9302.2547,092
wonderoona                            22,0351.8039,663
lesleyj42                            18,3852.1038,608
Eighty8Keys                            19,2551.8535,621
MomOfMany                            17,3261.9533,785
Ginj                            15,7151.9530,644
fluffyj00                            14,3501.8526,547
coolsim9999999                            14,8301.6023,728
Metropolis Man                            11,7851.7020,034
MarianT                            11,2851.7019,184
Bloudwedd                            12,2051.4518,277
JocyMc                            10,2351.7017,399
Pumpkinmelon                            10,7451.2012,894
CynKuy                            7,2751.5511,276

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 02:00:32 PM »
Ooh, I'm very excited about this challenge! What a fantastic idea!!!



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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 02:58:08 PM »
Ooh, I'm very excited about this challenge! What a fantastic idea!!!

I'm glad you're excited. :) Gotta give credit where credit is due - ratchie came up with the ideas for the next two events.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 04:25:56 PM »
Aw thanks.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 06:32:45 AM »
I'm just doing a test run on this and I can't figure out how to keep my already hired staff to follow me to the next restaurant.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 07:22:15 AM »
You can rehire them when you move to the next restaurant if they are available. I will edit and reword that rule.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 08:14:23 AM »
They were not up for re-hire as they were still working at the last restaurant, no loss there as they were not very good, but staff at current restaurant are and I would like to keep them when I sell up.  If I fire them, then it goes way into the dislike bar!  Just not sure if there is a way around this.  Thanks for the speedy reply!



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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 09:07:58 AM »
You could try bulldozing your previous restaurant once you sell it. No restaurant no job.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »
Great advice!!  I will do that!!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 11:25:45 AM »
Let us know if it works.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 12:55:06 PM »
I asked about rehiring and one other question about this challenge in a PM yesterday.
I'm assuming the answer to my second restaurant-related question is a yes. *dying to start a practice file

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 01:24:29 PM »
Bulldozing worked well.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 12:55:28 PM »
Okay guys can I ask that we stop talking about re hiring as this could be considered strategy.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 04:05:24 AM »
I'm wondering if selecting the Private Dwelling lot trait will also prevent vampire break-ins?
I certainly hope so since learning to craft garlic objects takes time away from every tournament challenge.

Does anyone know?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2017, 05:18:46 AM »
I don't have any vampire break ins or welcome waggon shenanigans when using the private dwelling lot trait.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
I don't have any vampire break ins or welcome waggon shenanigans when using the private dwelling lot trait.

Rachel

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Thank you! That's great news!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 11:04:17 AM »
Do you need an add on pack for this challenge?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 11:17:47 AM »
Do you need an add on pack for this challenge?

Yes, you need Dine Out.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 10:06:23 AM »
Unspent perk points carry over from one restaurant to the next. Shouldn't we only include unspent perk points in our score for the final restaurant owned to avoid double counting?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2017, 11:54:55 AM »
I have a question about the rule below:
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Purchase Hogans Diner. You have 48 hours to make your restaurant a success. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building.

Does "no structural changes" mean that walls may not be added or removed?

ETA: Sorry for the wrong-direction bracket...

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2017, 02:51:26 PM »
I have a question about the rule below:
[quote[
Purchase Hogans Diner. You have 48 hours to make your restaurant a success. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building.

Does "no structural changes" mean that walls may not be added or removed?

[/quote]

Correct.

@ratchie - please address this since I am not a restaurant pro:

Unspent perk points carry over from one restaurant to the next. Shouldn't we only include unspent perk points in our score for the final restaurant owned to avoid double counting?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2017, 02:53:47 PM »
Unspent perk points carry over from one restaurant to the next. Shouldn't we only include unspent perk points in our score for the final restaurant owned to avoid double counting?

You are right. I will edit the rules thank you.

I have a question about the rule below:
[quote[
Purchase Hogans Diner. You have 48 hours to make your restaurant a success. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building.

Does "no structural changes" mean that walls may not be added or removed?

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You may not alter the shell of the building. You can remove or add walls inside your restaurant.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 02:58:08 PM »
Oops, my bad. I consider inside walls structure too.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 03:12:28 PM »
@Metropolis Man and @ratchie

My apologies to you both.
I had a bracket facing the wrong way in my post which causes confusion about where my post ended and Metropolis Man's response began.
So, it's my bad.  So sorry!


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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2017, 12:59:27 AM »
Can someone pls include an image of the Sunnyside Up Diner? My game is running on a Swedish translation and that resturant is not included. Tried search for it in the gallery but could not find it.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 03:07:34 AM »
@Bloudwedd

Here's a Gallery image of Sunnyside Up Diner.

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Note that following (which may be hard to read).

File size 146 kb
30x20 lot with 2 bathrooms
Value: $44,436

It should be in your "My Library" section of the Gallery, not the "Community" section.
Good luck finding it!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 05:44:38 AM »
@oshizu Thank you! I thought that was it! But for some odd reasons I have six resturants from Maxi som I needed to doublecheck!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 12:11:06 PM »
@oshizu Thank you! I thought that was it! But for some odd reasons I have six resturants from Maxi som I needed to doublecheck!
Glad you were able to find it!  ;D

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »
A couple rules modifications...

  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions. To be extra safe you may use the debug cheat to purchase a satellite.

***Purchase Hogans Diner. You have 48 hours to make your restaurant a success. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building. Changing internal walls is fine, but not outside walls.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 10:21:30 PM »
When Julia Child aged up to adult, she had accumulated the following:

Total Perk Points
= 14,830
Total Star Rating = 16/10 = 1.6
Total = 14,830 X 1.6 = 23,728
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 10:28:19 PM »
@coolsim9999999

Dang, you play a practice game and you still finish so quickly! Congrats on completing the challenge!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 10:32:26 PM »
@oshizu --- Thanks a lot 8)! I practice as soon as the new challenges are up. I start the scoring file as soon as the event goes live.  Good luck with this challenge.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2017, 04:05:25 AM »
Dear Challenges Team,

After starting with Hogan's, may we place the remaining 4 restaurants in any sequence we wish or do we place them in the order listed in the rule below?
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You must place Hogans Burger Bar, Sunnyside Up Diner, L'attente Bistro, Villa Bovine and Chez llama.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 05:18:09 AM »
Dear Challenges Team,

After starting with Hogan's, may we place the remaining 4 restaurants in any sequence we wish or do we place them in the order listed in the rule below?
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You must place Hogans Burger Bar, Sunnyside Up Diner, L'attente Bistro, Villa Bovine and Chez llama.

Any sequence -- i.e. your choice.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 01:31:47 PM »
perk points- 10,745
star rating- 12/10= 1.2
total- 1.2*10,745= 12,894

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 01:32:51 PM »
Do you need an add on pack for this challenge?

Yes, you need Dine Out.
Ok, luckly I have that one  :D .thought you needed get to work, one of the only ones I don't have

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 09:49:31 PM »
Unspent perk points carry over from one restaurant to the next. Shouldn't we only include unspent perk points in our score for the final restaurant owned to avoid double counting?
In my practice run, my purchased perks are carrying over as well (not just the unspent points). Is that expected, or a bug?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 10:00:20 PM »
@Minnie Mouse

That is how it's supposed to work, I believe. They follow your "active sim."

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2017, 06:04:19 AM »
Let me rewrite the Perks section in scoring -- someone say if it better reflects what players are experiencing with points.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2017, 06:18:43 AM »
This was really fun!
I spent so much time planning the practice run that I decided not to do a practice run, despite several bumps in the road.

Total Perk Points = 20,930
Total Star Rating = 22.5/10 = 2.25
Total = 20,930 X 2.25 = 47,092.5

I'm not sure what to do with the fraction in the Total Star Rating.
Challenge Team, please revise my score as you see fit.

P.S. The explanation for tallying perk points is easier to understand now.
P.P.S. Even with the Private Dwelling lot trait, there was a vampire break-in which prevented everyone from leaving the restaurant until almost 5 a.m.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2017, 06:42:44 AM »
oshizu, you did fine with your score. Historically, we don't add decimals to scores, so I'll just drop the .5

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2017, 11:07:55 AM »
Let me rewrite the Perks section in scoring -- someone say if it better reflects what players are experiencing with points.
Yes, it's written more clearly now. I thought I was supposed to be counting spent points at each individual restaurant, then adding the unspent points from the last restaurant - hence my confusion. Thank you :)

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2017, 11:16:37 AM »
P.P.S. Even with the Private Dwelling lot trait, there was a vampire break-in which prevented everyone from leaving the restaurant until almost 5 a.m.
I also had a vampire break-in with the trait. Vlad showed up and poofed his way through my restaurant cleaning up dishes. Thanks, but no thanks? :-\

So I guess the trait doesn't work at all on commercial lots. Though it definitely works on private lots - Vlad also attempted to break into my house last challenge, but was unable to come through the front door (he then stomped off angrily into the sunrise).

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2017, 06:10:58 PM »
@oshizu --- Great job with this challenge :)!
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2017, 06:31:02 PM »
@coolsim9999999   I had a bit of bad luck, lol, but still enjoyed it.
I only wish I could finish every challenge like you do! I plan, I start, but have not been finishing.  :(

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« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2017, 06:33:43 PM »
@coolsim9999999   I had a bit of bad luck, lol, but still enjoyed it.
I only wish I could finish every challenge like you do! I plan, I start, but have not been finishing.  :(
I just set aside "Sim time," if that helps you.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2017, 01:47:31 AM »
Total Perk Points = 24,930
Total Star Rating = 23.5/10
Final Score = 24,930*2.35 = 58,585

Fun challenge!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2017, 02:25:17 AM »
@GlazeyLady

Very nice! You earned very close to every restaurant perk!

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« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2017, 04:44:14 AM »
OK, things went way better in my trial-saves *SIGH*  But no bad excuses are allowed so here is my score (quite happy I finnished the challenge at all...):

Perks: 12605
Stars: 14,5/10 = 1,45
Final Score: 12605 * 1, 45 = 18277,25

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2017, 02:49:13 PM »
@GlazeyLady

Very nice! You earned very close to every restaurant perk!

Thanks @oshizu
You had a great game as well!  I started getting some weird waiter behavior toward the end, so I was glad this ended when it did!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2017, 04:25:42 PM »
Perks: 11,285
Stars: 17/10 = 1.7
Total: 19,184

This one was a lot of fun!
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2017, 08:00:02 AM »
I assume buying the unfurnished restaurant is OK?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2017, 08:29:49 AM »
I'm having a glitch with my game.  For some strange reason some Sims are not leaving after they have finished their meals.  They have a four star above their heads but just keep hanging around the restaurant till it closes and then the rating doesn't get added!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
I'm having a glitch with my game.  For some strange reason some Sims are not leaving after they have finished their meals.  They have a four star above their heads but just keep hanging around the restaurant till it closes and then the rating doesn't get added!

@crstasse

I had one table like that every single time I opened the restaurant. The same thing happens in my longer challenge game, too.
EA Answers HQ lists it as a Dine Out bug but offers no work-around.  Sorry you're suffering it, too!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2017, 09:05:46 PM »
Total Perk Points = 10235
Total Star Rating = 17/10 = 1.7
Total = 10235 X 1.7 = 17399

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« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2017, 03:53:10 PM »
Total Perk Points = 14350
Total Star Rating = 18.5/10 = 1.85
Total = 14350 X 1.85 = 26547.5


This one was a fun one!

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2017, 04:59:51 PM »
Now I remember why I don't own restaurants in my games. LOL


Total Perk Points = 26405
Total Star Rating = 20.5/10 = 2.05
Total = 26405 X 2.05 = 54,136

Now I can move on to a more enjoyable challenge, Collecting.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2017, 10:13:05 PM »
48 hours? Meaning our first restaurant switch would be 8:00 Am Tuesday or at whatever time it was when the restaurant was bought?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2017, 05:21:41 AM »
48 hours? Meaning our first restaurant switch would be 8:00 Am Tuesday or at whatever time it was when the restaurant was bought?

Ratchie can clarify, but I would go on the 8 am time frame.

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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2017, 05:30:07 PM »
48 hours? Meaning our first restaurant switch would be 8:00 Am Tuesday or at whatever time it was when the restaurant was bought?

Ratchie can clarify, but I would go on the 8 am time frame.

I took it to mean 8 am on Tuesday as well.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2017, 10:56:16 PM »
I had fun with this one and I didn't do too bad.

Star rating-18.0/10=1.8
Perk points-22035
Total-39663

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2017, 10:56:34 AM »
Despite having two employees died on the job and several strange little things that happen, I really had a good time. Thanks.

Perks: 29,920
star: 21.5
Total: 64,328

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2017, 01:48:42 PM »
Could you please clarify the perks calculation? Is it unspent perks points only? if I spend them how do I know how much I earned in the first place? Sorry if it's a noob question but I haven't owned restaurants before  :-[

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« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2017, 02:42:31 PM »
Could you please clarify the perks calculation? Is it unspent perks points only? if I spend them how do I know how much I earned in the first place? Sorry if it's a noob question but I haven't owned restaurants before  :-[

Not a noob question -- it took us a while to figure it out. You need to keep track of the perk points you spend at each restaurant. Some of your perks will carry from one restaurant to the next, but some are for a 24-hour period only. Your perk points will also carry over. So, at the end, add up the perk points you spent and add the perk points you didn't spend for your total.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2017, 03:44:29 PM »
Total Perk Points = 19255
Total Star Rating = 18.5/10 = 1.85
Total = 19255 X 1.85 = 35621

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« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
Well, even though I'm at the bottom again, I learned a lot from this challenge.  I thought I was doing quite well for myself with the three star rating, but evidently I fell short on the perk points.  Still I had never played a restaurant although I have had the Dine Out pack for a long time, so I thank the team for getting me to try it out.  As usual, I am in awe of the players and I will enjoy finding out their techniques.  ;D

Oops, I forgot to add the scores.

Stars 3+3+3+3+3.5 = 15.5
multiplier 15.5/10 = 1.55
Perks 7275

Score 7275 X 1.55 = 11,276

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
Stars 3.5 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Multiplier 19.5/10 = 1.55
Perk Points 15715

Score 15715 X 1.95 = 30,644.


Enjoyed this challenge; thanks team!

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« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2017, 02:02:15 PM »
Note: If you have already finished this challenge, this rule does not apply to you:

The May 25th patch added 2 days to the YA lifespan on short. Instead of ending when your Sim becomes an adult, you need to end after 48 hours at your 5th restaurant.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2017, 02:08:33 PM »
You beat me to it, Marian. :) Thank you for the post.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2017, 02:11:53 PM »
Would someone please add my score to the leaderboard? I posted it last Sunday but somehow it got missed.

Thank, Patty

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2017, 03:19:35 PM »
Note: If you have already finished this challenge, this rule does not apply to you:

The May 25th patch added 2 days to the YA lifespan on short. Instead of ending when your Sim becomes an adult, you need to end after 48 hours at your 5th restaurant.

About this change related to the patch..

Before the patch on short lifespan, your sim aged up to adult on the second Wednesday at 8 pm. Per the rule change, we will be finishing at 8 am on the second Wednesday. Did no one who has already finished run the restaurant for those last twelve hours?

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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2017, 06:23:29 PM »
Note: If you have already finished this challenge, this rule does not apply to you:

The May 25th patch added 2 days to the YA lifespan on short. Instead of ending when your Sim becomes an adult, you need to end after 48 hours at your 5th restaurant.

About this change related to the patch..

Before the patch on short lifespan, your sim aged up to adult on the second Wednesday at 8 pm. Per the rule change, we will be finishing at 8 am on the second Wednesday. Did no one who has already finished run the restaurant for those last twelve hours?

Possibly some people did, but others ended earlier on Wednesday, so we're leaving the rule as it stands.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2017, 11:38:21 PM »
As per the new rules (glad I checked first!) I ended at 8AM on the 2nd Wednesday.

Total Stars: 24.5
Total Perk Points: 38,535

Total: 2.45 x 38,535 = 94,411

I have to mention, I had 5 nearly simultaneous deaths in my 4th restaurant! (Grimmy was there for quite a while) I guess when one elder goes, the rest follow...

Also, what is it with vampires always trying to sit outside? Don't they know the sun is bad for them? Some sims just need to go back to vampire school. :P

Thanks for another great challenge, team! I really enjoy restaurants, and was unable to finish the restaurant challenge last year, so it was great to have another restaurant-oriented challenge. :)

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2017, 06:34:16 AM »
Great score, Minnie Mouse. :)

And now for the obligatory reminder, everyone. Just imagine the soothing sound of Gordon Ramsay standing in your best restaurant's kitchen screaming at you --

This challenge ends in just two days so make sure you post your score before Monday.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2017, 10:58:27 AM »
As of 8AM on the second Wednesday...

Star Multiplier: 2.1
Total Perk Points: 18,385

SCORE: 38,608

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« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2017, 02:53:06 PM »
All done. Perk points = 11,785. Star rating = 1.70

Total = 11,785 X 1.70 = 20,034

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2017, 05:00:42 PM »
I posted my score last Sunday, but don't see it on the leaderboard yet. Here it is again:

Total Perk Points = 19255
Total Star Rating = 18.5/10 = 1.85
Total = 19255 X 1.85 = 35621

Thanks!

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« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
Yikes - so sorry Eighty8Keys.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2017, 01:44:42 PM »
My game was bug filled. Always had a table of sims that didn't leave until closing and got hit with the chef bug so no matter skill level my chef never did better than normal food quality on the every last day I found a way to get excellent quality but by then it was a bit late. Lastly sometimes Tuesday evening my sim got stuck then a little after than 3 other sims got stuck including a waiter. So I called it quits then and just ended a bit early.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2017, 08:13:50 PM »
Hmmm...was hoping for a few more scores. It's the 29th in Europe, so no more scores for those players. I guess U.S. can still post.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2017, 06:15:49 AM »
This event is now closed. Nice job, Minnie Mouse. :) Grats to all participants. A very interesting concept for a challenge, @ratchie -- thank you for the rule set.

Everyone is now free to discuss strategy.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #81 on: May 29, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
Stuff around me sadly did that i forgot to post my score in time, i remembered it at 3 i the night when i woke up and knew i forgot something...

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« Reply #82 on: May 29, 2017, 10:22:42 AM »
Awwww, Lena - I am so sorry. I was wondering if you forgot. Oh well. You're a fighter and I know you'll get right back into it. :)

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« Reply #83 on: May 29, 2017, 10:43:54 AM »
Thanks again, team, for a really awesome challenge. I really love restaurants, so this challenge was a lot of fun for me (bugs and all). Lena, I'm really sorry to hear you forgot to post your score... That's really sad. :( I was fully expecting you and Ratchie to knock me down a couple of notches by the time the challenge ended.

Anyway, here's my strategy. Again, sorry for the lengthiness. I feel like I'm always too verbose when posting these things, but I never know what to leave out...

Ratings Strategy
  • I used lot traits to increase the quality of the food and the speed in learning cooking skills. (3rd lot trait reserved for Private Dwelling, although this didn't prevent Vlad from breaking in to... clean up dishes? Yeah...)
    • I considered using a lot trait to improve charisma and comedy, but decided it was easier to recover from poor social interactions than bad food.
  • I spent as much money on training as possible, even though I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to hire the same staff at the next restaurant.
    • For me, it was hit and miss with rehiring. One restaurant, I got 4/5 of my old staff back. The next, I could only get a single chef. If anyone had strategies here, I really want to hear them!
  • I used the best ingredients possible, and only marked up prices to 150%.
  • If I had low-level chefs, I removed high-level dishes (difficulties 4 and 5) from the menu.
  • I comped food strategically – generally anyone with a 2 or 3-star rating. Not enough to severely impact my profit, but enough to get my ratings up fast. By the end of each 48-hr period, customers were almost always naturally achieving a 5-star rating.
  • I used the warming thingies outside, and nice décor inside to improve atmosphere.
All restaurants except Hogan’s had a 5 star rating by the end of the 48-hr period.

Perk Points Strategy
  • I only closed my restaurants in 2 or 3 hour intervals. Just enough time off to prevent my staff from becoming unsatisfied quickly. (I also praised and promoted them regularly to avoid dissatisfaction)
  • After the first day, I always had the Meal Rush perk active to get more customers.
  • My sim never left the restaurant. So, she formed a club on the first day and used Rally the Troops to fill energy, food, and bladder needs. Other needs were filled during spare time at the restaurant.
  • My sim interacted with every customer. During rush periods, she didn’t always have time to use every interaction. But she got most of them!
  • I was also strategic about my order of interactions, to prevent possible routing conflicts with the waiters. (Bug note: If your sim and a waiter route to the same table at the same time, and that table is against the wall, the waiter will likely fail to take that customer’s order… ever. This also occurs occasionally for tables not against the wall.)
    • Welcome before the waiter comes (if possible – otherwise wait till after order is placed)
    • Check on Table and Prioritize Food after they place their order
    • Purchased the customer recommendation perks ASAP to increase frequency of recommendations
This gave me about 7500 points per 48-hr period.

Other Strategy
  • After Hogan’s, I purchased restaurants from most to least expensive, to prevent possible money worries.
  • I also purchased all restaurants unfurnished to cut down on costs and only buy what I needed.
  • In some restaurants, I modified interior walls to relocate the kitchen to a more convenient area.
  • I didn’t place tables against walls, and I tried to allow lots of space around them to minimize routing conflicts.
  • I didn’t hire elders because I didn't want them to die during a shift.
I think that’s pretty much everything. Thanks again for a fun challenge. :)

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2017, 05:41:50 PM »
Congratulations @Minnie Mouse! As far as I'm concerned, there is no such thing as being too verbose. I enjoy reading every detail.

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« Reply #85 on: May 29, 2017, 05:44:35 PM »
Congraulations, @Minnie Mouse! I'll keep your tips in mind when my dynasty heir buys her restaurant.
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #86 on: May 29, 2017, 09:54:28 PM »
Congrats Minnie Mouse. Also congrats to the team and all participants.

Minnie Mouse strategy is really interesting. I didn't know that closing for a couple hours is enough for the employees. Somehow I assume they need at least 8-12 hours of rest (just like me ^^). Because I assumed that, I opened my restaurant almost 24 hours a day but there were two shifts, 12 hours each. After the shift I fired all employees and hired the new set. I always train all of them during their stay. Firing them cause negative relationship and they were quite upset but they will usually come in as customers later which is when I talk and praise and be funny until the relationship become green. I have maximum number of employees at all time so at the beginning of the challenge most of the employees have low skills but I will always have a pool of them with more skills to hire later. Overall, it worked but didn't work as well as I expect cause some of them got new jobs and I didn't have as many choices to hire as I would like.

I did many things similar to Minnie Mouse like the order of restaurant to buy, the quality of food, pricing, meal rush, and so on. I was forced to hire elders twice and they died on the job. It was bad but also funny to see everyone stop eating/cooking and cry for awhile and then come back and continue to eat. I welcome and check on table for every single table but the rest of the interactions are random. I have to spend time on my ex-employees so didn't have much time left for all interactions. Oh and my sim live on potions. I don't have the club content.

It is also good to know about the glitch as well. I had strange things happened quite a lot. Some will get 5-start while the other left with 1, now I know why. Once the stars on some customers just disappear but they were still eating. Nevertheless, it was fun.