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Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:33:08 AM »
Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket

Goal
Actually, you have 9 baskets for each of three households you will play — this is another rotational challenge. Each household may complete as many as 9 collections, and there may be overlap among the collections.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 3 Young Adult Sims.
  • Options: Short Lifespan.
  • Options: Auto Age (played Sims) - Only Active Household .
  • Options: Auto Age (unplayed Sims) - unchecked.
  • No additions to households, and no moving after your 3 households are set up. Once your household is placed, move each of 2 Sims to separate lots or houses.
  • One lot trait at each household should be Private Dwelling.
  • All household income is strictly limited to selling collectibles.
  • If the game says that a collection is complete, then it's complete. You don't have to have elements that were added by expansions.
  • The Flea Market and its table are banned.
  • Play each household for 3 days at a time, switching between midnight and 2 a.m. Your 2nd household will start at midnight Wednesday, and your 3rd at midnight Saturday.
  • The May 25th patch added 2 days to the Short lifespan for YA and Adult. You'll need to play 7 3-day sessions for each of your Sims to get 20 days for each Sim.

Scoring
Your score is based on the total of household income of your 3 separate Sims times a multiplier, based on the number of complete collections your households have amassed. When you end the game, click on the diamond in the upper left corner of your Sim's personal inventory. That will bring up a list of collectibles and show how many complete collections you have. The multiplier is .1 per complete collection. Sell any collectibles that are left in your Sims' inventory to get your final household income.

Example: Sim A's household income was 32,000 simoleons and he had 2 complete collections; Sim B had 70,000 simoleons and 1 complete collection, and Sim C had 20,000 simoleons and no complete collections. 122,000 x 1.3 = 158,600.


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. Note: The bug which caused plants to increase in value appears to have been fixed. If you discover otherwise, please let us know.

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, MarianT, LenaLJ, and Trip) 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                                 Household A     Household B     Household C     Mult     Total
lesleyj42                            222,684240,055321,3562.602,038,647
GlazeyLady                            142,643196,582197,9563.601,933,852
LenaLJ                            201,455170,789162,8973.501,872,993
Isabelalabe                            157,467202,974237,5833.101,853,874
Ginj                            103,57094,79983,4152.40676,281
Eighty8Keys                            87,471107,637100,9911.90562,588
smastbrook                            117,016103,10468,6571.90548,676
Metropolis Man                            91,238106,42755,8921.50380,335
MarianT                            110,14237,45352,3131.90299,825
Windhavyn                            66,34246,79522,0331.70229,789
Whimsical Peanut                            52,14141,14455,6611.50223,419
sdhoey                            55,47039,58921,3101.80209,464
CynKuy                            57,01251,28649,4181.00157,716
coolsim9999999                            29,52432,45728,5031.0090,484
Pumpkinmelon                            25,67416,95623,9541.2079,900
MomOfMany                            25,99430,61716,7151.0073,326

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »
This challenge is also brilliantly planned.

I just....have terrible luck (or management skills?) with collections.  *shuffles away
Can't wait to start practicing for them both!



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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
I love this challenge idea, even though I really struggle with collections. I'm a little confused about the goal stating we can collect 9 different types of collectibles. I'm counting 13 plus two for expansion packs. Are some off limits, or am I misinterpreting something? To be honest, I don't think I need to worry about finishing more than 9.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 04:23:03 PM »
No collections are off limits. Not all players have all pack so we wanted to give everyone an equal chance. Also nine divided by three and there was a three theme going on lol.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 05:37:17 PM »
Just to be clear, we can collect any and all, but only 9 may be scored as complete across all three Sims? Or do I still have it wrong?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 05:46:15 PM »
About household rotation, do we divide Day 1 among our three sims, then play Sim #1 for Days 2, 3, and 4?
Or is how we choose to start rotating part of the strategy?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 06:00:28 PM »
About household rotation, do we divide Day 1 among our three sims, then play Sim #1 for Days 2, 3, and 4?
Or is how we choose to start rotating part of the strategy?

No, don't divide the first day up with your 3 Sims. It's your choice who you play first. Set up all 3 households first, then make a choice and play that Sim for three days.



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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 06:18:23 PM »
Thank you for the lightning-fast reply!

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
@reggikko you have it correct. Collect what you wish but you may only count nine complete collections.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 11:00:41 AM »
I do have one question.  In gameplay do we age up played households or can we tick that off so that each household does have the full quota of their time, or do we have to tick age up played households, which only really gives them about 9 days? 

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 12:53:54 PM »
In addition to turning off aging for unplayed houses (which I don't think has an impact on your file),  I'm thinking you also mean to choose age "only active household" - otherwise 2 of your sims are keep aging while you play the 3rd, as they are all considered "playable" the second you move them into the house together to start the challenge.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2017, 10:25:59 PM »
@reggikko you have it correct. Collect what you wish but you may only count nine complete collections.

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I'm confused - do you choose 9 collections and all three households can collect any of those 9?  Or is each household limited to 9, but not necessarily the same 9 as the other households?  Also, if two households do complete the same collection, does that count for both households?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 10:58:03 AM »
@reggikko you have it correct. Collect what you wish but you may only count nine complete collections.

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I'm confused - do you choose 9 collections and all three households can collect any of those 9?  Or is each household limited to 9, but not necessarily the same 9 as the other households?  Also, if two households do complete the same collection, does that count for both households?

Off the top of my head I do not know the exact number of total collections in the game, but let's say it's 30. So, your Household A can only collect 9 out of 30 collections. Household B can also collect 9 out of the 30 available collections and there is crossover allowed -- i.e. both A and B could collect Fossils.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 12:01:07 PM »
So am I interpreting the scoring correctly in that each household can collect and sell items from any collection in order to increase their household funds, but when determining the multiplier, I can only count up to 9 complete collections per household. So if each household completed the maximum number of collections the multiplier would be 1 + (.9 x 3) = 3.7?

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 12:45:18 PM »
So am I interpreting the scoring correctly in that each household can collect and sell items from any collection in order to increase their household funds, but when determining the multiplier, I can only count up to 9 complete collections per household. So if each household completed the maximum number of collections the multiplier would be 1 + (.9 x 3) = 3.7?

Each household is only allowed to collect 9 of the total different types of collectibles in the game. So, the income needed for each household would have to be based off of sales from whatever 9 types of collectibles you choose.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 12:58:10 PM »
So am I interpreting the scoring correctly in that each household can collect and sell items from any collection in order to increase their household funds, but when determining the multiplier, I can only count up to 9 complete collections per household. So if each household completed the maximum number of collections the multiplier would be 1 + (.9 x 3) = 3.7?

Each household is only allowed to collect 9 of the total different types of collectibles in the game. So, the income needed for each household would have to be based off of sales from whatever 9 types of collectibles you choose.

This is different to what Ratchie said to Reggikko up above?

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 01:01:12 PM »
So am I interpreting the scoring correctly in that each household can collect and sell items from any collection in order to increase their household funds, but when determining the multiplier, I can only count up to 9 complete collections per household. So if each household completed the maximum number of collections the multiplier would be 1 + (.9 x 3) = 3.7?

Each household is only allowed to collect 9 of the total different types of collectibles in the game. So, the income needed for each household would have to be based off of sales from whatever 9 types of collectibles you choose.

This is different to what Ratchie said to Reggikko up above?

Then, she'll have to come in and have the final say since she wrote this rule set....I was interpreting from...


Goal
Actually, you have 3 baskets, one for each household. This is another rotational challenge, but your score is based on all 3 of your households. Each of your one-Sim households will be able to collect 9 different types of collectibles. Yes, there may be overlap among your households' collections.


It's the sentence that I bolded that might be confusing.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2017, 02:56:56 PM »
@ratchie -- please clarify the above post. Thanks.

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2017, 03:13:19 PM »
Each household can collect whatever they want at the end of the challenge choose 9 unique complete collections per household and sell anything you don't need.
When replying to Reggikio I should have said 9 complete collections per household not just 9 complete collections.

Hope this makes sense.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2017, 03:20:15 PM »
Here's the problem...for me at least...

Each household can collect whatever they want.

Then, from the intro Goal...

Each of your one-Sim households will be able to collect 9 different types of collectibles.

So, that kind of makes it sound like each household can only collect 9 different types. Maybe reword the intro?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 03:33:55 PM »
Play each household for 3 days and switch at midnight.

For the first sim, do we switch at the third midnight (Tuesday) or do we play 3 full days and then switch at the next midnight (Wednesday)?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 03:51:23 PM »
Hey, Rachel - if you want to keep this rotational ...i.e. every 3 days you change, that's fine. But, I'm wondering - do we need to? I mean would it make things easier on everyone as far as simplicity if you just played household A until the aged up to Elder, then boom - that's when you switch to household B, and so on. I do not care either way, I'm just thinking of would it make things easier.

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2017, 04:06:07 PM »
If it makes life easier then players can play the three households concurrently.

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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2017, 04:10:11 PM »
If it makes life easier then players can play the three households concurrently.

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Concurrently?  Or consecutively?

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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2017, 04:12:02 PM »
If it makes life easier then players can play the three households concurrently.

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Concurrently?  Or consecutively?

Play one until that one is done. Then play another.

Okay - let me reword a few things in the words, ratchie.

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Okay, done. Check out the rules again.

 

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