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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2017, 06:29:29 PM »
The only thing is that when you create all three sims at once and then separate them, the game will still consider all of them as playable, because they have been "played." Your rules only indicate to turn off aging for unplayable, which will not stop two of your three sims from aging.  You also need to have Age only active household turned on.  I mentioned this yesterday, but my post was missed.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2017, 06:50:39 PM »
The only thing is that when you create all three sims at once and then separate them, the game will still consider all of them as playable, because they have been "played." Your rules only indicate to turn off aging for unplayable, which will not stop two of your three sims from aging.  You also need to have Age only active household turned on.  I mentioned this yesterday, but my post was missed.

It might be easier to understand the Gameplay settings with an image.
This is what @simfulicious means by selecting "Age only active household."  (Correct me if I'm wrong, simfulicious)


I'm sorry to see that the rules have changed to playing one sim at a time until their elder birthday.
3 days at a time would have been really hectic, I think, but a week at a time would be very manageable.
You wouldn't consider offering weekly rotations as an option, would you? (I'm fine with a negative reply. It just never hurts to ask...)



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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
Exactly what I mean, Oshizu.  Thank you.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2017, 08:02:12 PM »
Just to clarify we can only sell collectibles from the 9 collections we are scoring for that household?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2017, 08:08:06 AM »
Changes:

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.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2017, 08:11:02 AM »
Just to clarify we can only sell collectibles from the 9 collections we are scoring for that household?

Actually, you may sell any collectibles, but you may only count 9 complete collections from each household.
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 08:29:38 AM »
Thank you so much, Marian, for clarifying. :)

If anyone else is still confused about something in the rule set - we still have one week before this goes live. So, post your concerns.



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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 11:12:07 AM »
The only thing is that when you create all three sims at once and then separate them, the game will still consider all of them as playable, because they have been "played." Your rules only indicate to turn off aging for unplayable, which will not stop two of your three sims from aging.  You also need to have Age only active household turned on.  I mentioned this yesterday, but my post was missed.

Thanks, what you said above is what I meant, I worded it incorrectly :)  We must tick 'age only active household'.  Got it.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 05:00:24 PM »
@crstasse I am not a member of the team, so they need to say whether or not this is what they want to be done, which I see they have done in the main rules...so yeah, that's what you need to do.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2017, 06:23:35 PM »
@crstasse I am not a member of the team, so they need to say whether or not this is what they want to be done, which I see they have done in the main rules...so yeah, that's what you need to do.

Which brings up the point that right before the event goes live make sure to reread the rules. The event's rules seems to be changing more than others in the past. But, I do not think there will be any more changes.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2017, 08:26:03 PM »
I just read the changes to the rules, and I will again before I start my scoring file when the event goes live.   

The changes seem like they will make the challenge even better --- I had a pretty good practice file (and I had a good time playing it), but now, I think things will go even better in my scoring file :).
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2017, 04:58:37 AM »
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2017, 11:02:47 AM »
Great challenge, defiantly will take part in this one!

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2017, 11:18:44 AM »
Great challenge, defiantly will take part in this one!

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2017, 11:58:00 AM »
In my practice file, the game showed the splash in the middle of the screen for the completion of the fish and garden collections, and in the collection pane, the bar across the fish collection and the garden collection are colored yellow, like other completed collections.  But the fish and garden completed collections counter in the upper right is not being incremented for those because I haven't caught the fish from Granite Falls or acquired the plants from Sixam or Granite Falls. 

So my question is, when are the collections considered complete?  Is it when the game gives you the Completed Collection splash page and colors the bar yellow, or if you own the expansion packs are you required to also collect those items so the counter will increment?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2017, 09:58:35 PM »
Okay. I think I've got it, but I want to make doubly sure before the challenge goes live. These collections do NOT have to be unique, correct?

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2017, 06:21:35 AM »
Okay. I think I've got it, but I want to make doubly sure before the challenge goes live. These collections do NOT have to be unique, correct?

Correct. There can be overlap with collections.

In my practice file, the game showed the splash in the middle of the screen for the completion of the fish and garden collections, and in the collection pane, the bar across the fish collection and the garden collection are colored yellow, like other completed collections.  But the fish and garden completed collections counter in the upper right is not being incremented for those because I haven't caught the fish from Granite Falls or acquired the plants from Sixam or Granite Falls. 

So my question is, when are the collections considered complete?  Is it when the game gives you the Completed Collection splash page and colors the bar yellow, or if you own the expansion packs are you required to also collect those items so the counter will increment?

It's when the game gives you the completed collection splash page and colors the bar yellow.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2017, 09:02:47 AM »
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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.
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2017, 09:34:57 PM »
When my final Sim aged up to Elder, my households had garnered the following income via collecting:

Household A: §29,524

Household B: §32,457

Household C: §28,503

Combined Total for all 3 households:
§90,484

Full Collections: None --- so no multiplier
All 3 of my households almost got 1 collection apiece --- It was soooo close!

Final Total Score: §90,484
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2017, 04:12:26 AM »
Ohh coolsim9999999 you are always so fast :)

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« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2017, 05:51:03 AM »
Great job, coolsim :). Very speedy.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2017, 07:48:36 AM »
Thanks Lena and Metro :)!  This was a great challenge, as always.
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2017, 09:40:28 AM »
I am sorry I am a bit slow and still have several questions.

-So I play 3 days each for the first two sims but get to play through the whole young adult and adult period of the last sim, right?
-Does the 'household income' mean the total money of the household or only the 'income' during that period?
-When I separate the household, is there any restriction to the lots they can move in? Only empty ones? So each sim will start with 20k in hands, correct?
-Am I allowed to garden? The income is limited to selling collectors, so income from gardening doesn't count but to finish the collection, am I allowed to garden for that?
-I assume that each sim cannot help the others by any means, right? No connections between them.

I am sorry for asking a lot of questions, some may seem nonsense but I want to join this challenge and play correctly by the rules. Thank you.

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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2017, 09:53:40 AM »
I am sorry I am a bit slow and still have several questions.

-So I play 3 days each for the first two sims but get to play through the whole young adult and adult period of the last sim, right?
No, you'll play each household 3 days and then move on to the next.
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-Does the 'household income' mean the total money of the household or only the 'income' during that period?
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-When I separate the household, is there any restriction to the lots they can move in? Only empty ones? So each sim will start with 20k in hands, correct?
Your Sims can move anywhere they can afford. Keep in mind, though, that they won't be able to sell furniture, etc., as that would contribute to household income. And yes, each will start with 20K.
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-Am I allowed to garden? The income is limited to selling collectors, so income from gardening doesn't count but to finish the collection, am I allowed to garden for that?
You're allowed to garden and to sell what you grow. Fruits and vegetables are collectibles, so they count.
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-I assume that each sim cannot help the others by any means, right? No connections between them.
I'm not sure what you mean by "helping." Perhaps you should PM the team with specifics.
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Re: Don't Put All Your Collectibles in One Basket
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2017, 01:23:51 PM »
Household A- 25,674
Household B- 16,956
Household C-23,954
Multipler- 1.2

 

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