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Social Media Star
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:27:24 PM »
Social Media Star

Goal
Social media is a big factor in becoming famous. How far can you advance in the Social Media career and how many followers can you secure in a short period of time? (Thanks to LenaLJ for this challenge idea)

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • This challenge requires the City Living expansion pack.
  • 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.
  • The Connections reward is banned.
  • It's player choice for which branch of the Social Media career to pursue.
  • The "Stream Let's Play" interaction in the Games section is banned.
  • The game ends when your Sim ages to adult.

Scoring
Followers/1000. When your Sim ages up to Adult, go to a computer one last time and check your Total Followers in the Social Media section and divide the number by 1000. The reason we're asking you to do this is it's possible to get followers in the millions and for the purposes of the leaderboard, we want smaller, manageable numbers.

Career Level. This is a multiplier -- everyone starts with 1.00 and for every Social Media career level you obtain by the time your Sim ages up to Adult, add 10% (.10) to the multiplier.

Total. Just multiply your Followers by the Career Level multiplier for your final score.

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                                 Followers/1000     Career Level     Total
GlazeyLady                            356341.8064141
thekatie0409                            301761.7051299
LenaLJ                            278061.8050052
Minnie Mouse                            279381.7047495
lesleyj42                            252121.7042860
HelenP                            262901.6042064
Metropolis Man                            180031.6028804
MomOfMany                            176491.5026474
sdhoey                            130061.7022110
Eighty8Keys                            81631.5012244
WriterJunkie                            25291.604046
Whimsical Peanut                            20291.603246
Annabec                            19851.603176
Ginj                            16631.602660
coolsim9999999                            6601.50990
MarianT                            5351.60856
DragonLuvr13                            3901.70663
wonderoona                            3881.60620
Eurritimia                            3651.60584
fluffyj00                            3191.70542
CynKuy                            2681.60428
SeraNita                            2481.60396

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 06:58:10 PM »
Added....

  • It's player choice for which branch of the Social Media career to pursue.

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 07:17:20 PM »
I'm really gonna sound like a newbie here, but how do you use the "debug cheat to buy a satelite"? And also, how do you get the private dwelling lot?

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 05:45:37 AM »
I'm really gonna sound like a newbie here, but how do you use the "debug cheat to buy a satelite"? And also, how do you get the private dwelling lot?

No worries...here's a little guide Carl wrote up on lot traits:

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/lottraits/

And the cheats guide:

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/cheats.php

The "debug" cheat is actually now typed in bb.showhiddenobjects

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
So where do we post our scores when we're done? Sorry im new here...XD

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
So where do we post our scores when we're done? Sorry im new here...XD

Welcome to the forum! You'll post your score in this thread. Take a look at the General Rules, too.
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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 06:56:34 PM »
Short and sweet -- My Sim became an adult with 535,130 followers and was at level 6 of her profession. 535 x 1.6 = 856.
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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 07:17:27 PM »
Nice, Marian. :) You set the bar quickly.

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 08:59:22 AM »
Calvin Bateman reached  level 6 profession while gaining 2,029,181 followers. 2,029 x 1.6 = 3,246.4

This one was fast and painless  ;D


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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 12:47:58 AM »
after a lot of screaming and about a million test runs, my sim reached level 6 of her profession with 1,985,260 followers

1985260/1000 = 1,985
1,985 x 1.6 = 3176

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 08:42:12 PM »
Question about calculating the final score:  do we round or truncate?

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2017, 09:35:57 PM »
Question about calculating the final score:  do we round or truncate?


Truncate. If your score is 2308.1 you would just post 2308. If it was 2308.9 you'd still post 2308.

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2017, 09:53:45 PM »
Thanks, Metropolis Man!  Annette L'Etoile aged up with 1663 and career level 6, so 2660.  Enjoyed this challenge a bunch!

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 07:03:21 AM »
Thanks, Metropolis Man!  Annette L'Etoile aged up with 1663 and career level 6, so 2660.  Enjoyed this challenge a bunch!

Great score, Ginj -- yeah I think participation in this one will be high given its simplicity. I am going to knock this one out myself this week.

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 11:02:57 PM »
My Sim had 268,587 followers and reached level 6 of her career.

268,587 / 1000 = 268.  268 x 1.6 = 428.


As usual, the challenge pushed me to try new things and learn more about the game.  Thank you to everyone who made this challenge possible and to those who participated.
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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2017, 04:09:42 AM »
Dante Valentine entered adulthood with 390,922 followers and was level 7 in his career, so total score is 664 points. Not as high as I thought I would get, but then I've never really used the Social Media job and interactions before so it was fun. :)

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 06:01:49 AM »
Welcome to the forum, DragonLuvr13 and thank you for participating. :)

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 01:44:34 PM »
I submitted my score but it's not on the leader board.
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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2017, 02:07:22 PM »
Thank you, CynKuy -- sorry about that.

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2017, 02:19:27 PM »
Okay, folks -- brace yourselves. Lol. This score is a bit crazy. I discovered something in my single test run that I am quite sure the top players already know. And have no fear...it's hardly some sneaky trick. After the event is over all will be revealed and you're going to shake your heads at how simple it is. I was reluctant to post this score ahead of time, but then I thought -- well, what the heck...it may force others to dig a little deeper.

Followers - 18,003,000
Career level - 6

18,003 X 1.60 = 28,804

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 02:44:08 PM »
I'm giving this one a try. I don't think I'll do too well since I've never done the critic social media (my brain isn't fully awake yet) careers and I'm not even sure how to gain followers. lol But, I think it'll be a fun challenge to learn!

Ooohhh... now I'm really intrigued, Metro! I gotta figure out what it is! :)

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2017, 07:00:50 PM »
One down, one to go. All I know is my sim really really hates me now. Plus she has gone on strike.

Followers - 13,006,484
Career - 7

18,006484/1000 = 13,006 x 1.70 = 22,110

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 07:18:51 PM »
Followers - 8,163,587
Career - 5

Score = 8,163 x 1.5 = 12,244

Very fun!

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
@Metropolis Man Honestly, I'm glad to see someone posting a higher score... I was a little worried that I was the only one to discover that "thing" I assume you're talking about. Planning to start my scoring run tonight. ;)

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Re: Social Media Star
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2017, 06:11:35 AM »
@Metropolis Man Honestly, I'm glad to see someone posting a higher score... I was a little worried that I was the only one to discover that "thing" I assume you're talking about. Planning to start my scoring run tonight. ;)

Lol...oh, boy -- here it comes. Well, at least the big dog was in first for a short time. :)

 

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