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A Sim About Town
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:07:46 AM »
A Sim About Town

My thanks to MarianT for another great challenge idea...

Goal
Your Sim wants to go everywhere and do everything. Your Sim wants to see and be seen. Your Sim wants to mingle. And most of all, your Sim wants to make friends.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create a human YA Sim in CAS. Place him or her in a house.
  • You'll need 26 community venues, so you can fill empty lots with venues -- gyms, restaurants, bars, spas, bowling alleys if you have them, etc. You may also add things to lots: climbing walls, telescopes, darts game, etc. Your additions should be made during setup. (Note: Festivals don't count as venues. That said, you can go to the lot next to a festival and use a festival activity as your activity for that lot. Also, your activity can be done in the public area near the lot as well as on the lot.)
  • If you are unfamiliar with how to add lots, then here is a helpful Guide article from Carl.
  • Added venues must be EA/Maxis made only -- no gallery or player created additions.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait and the debug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • The Incredibly Friendly reward trait is banned.
  • Your Sim cannot arrange to meet any other Sim at a lot. (No dates, club meetings, or groups). All socializing must be done on community lots.
  • Your Sim is required to visit 2 different venues each day. Once they leave these venues they cannot return.
  • Before traveling to the next venue your Sim has to complete one unique activity** besides talking with one new friend acquired at the current venue. An activity is considered completed when your Sim decides to end it, i.e., you can't cancel what your Sim is doing.
  • Not being able to visit 2 venues in a day and/or not obtaining a friend or completing a unique activity results in a fail -- pause the game and note your score at that point.
  • The game ends when your Sim ages to adult.
**Qualifying Unique Activites:

Eat a meal  *  Cook a meal  *  Have a drink  *  Make a drink  *  Watch TV or movie
Play chess  *  Paint  *  Read  *  Fish  *  Tell jokes at microphone
Play piano  *  Play guitar  *  Play violin  *  Play pipe organ
Run on treadmill  *  Workout  *  Punch bag  *  Dance
Listen to music  *  Sing Karaoke  *  Swim  *  Jog  *  Make sculpture
Use telescope  *  Stargaze  *  Cloudgaze  *  Use microscope  *  Build rocket
Take rocket trip  *  Play horseshoes  *  Use water slide  *  Play darts  *  Play foosball
Climb wall  *  Get massage  *  Take yoga class  *  Play basketball  *Play computer game
Bowl  *  Carve a pumpkin  *  Play arcade game  * Play cards * Join a Protest * Use a Bubbletron
Play "Don't Wake the Llama" * Woohoo * Act as DJ * Play video game * Use a Sauna

Scoring
Friends. When your Sim ages up to Adult, pause the game and open the Relationships tab (R). Change the circle at the top from All to Friends. Scroll through the entire list, hovering over each Sim and give yourself 50 points for each Friend and 100 points for each Good Friend. Avoid social contact on your home lot because only friends acquired off your home lot may be scored.

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                                 Friends     
lesleyj42                            5250
christinal3106                            4850
LenaLJ                            4100
GlazeyLady                            3250
sdhoey                            2150
Eighty8Keys                            1950
MarianT                            1650
Minnie Mouse                            1650
coolsim9999999                            1500
Ginj 1450
Metropolis Man 1450
Noyo                            1450
Whimsical Peanut                            1400
Tuija                            1150
fluffyj00                            650
TanGuob                            600
WriterJunkie                            350
CynKuy                            150

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 01:15:18 PM »
Can we put down lots from the gallery, too, or only EA/Maxis lots and our own created lots?



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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 01:38:12 PM »
Can we put down lots from the gallery, too, or only EA/Maxis lots and our own created lots?

Unless Marian disagrees I'll say Maxis/EA only to control the situation and put players on a somewhat level playing field. I'll make the edit.

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 02:42:23 PM »
Can we put down lots from the gallery, too, or only EA/Maxis lots and our own created lots?

Unless Marian disagrees I'll say Maxis/EA only to control the situation and put players on a somewhat level playing field. I'll make the edit.

Yes, that's fine. I forgot to put that in there.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 08:45:32 PM »
So your sim has to make a new friend at each venue, so two friends a day?

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 08:35:38 AM »
So your sim has to make a new friend at each venue, so two friends a day?

Yes
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 11:01:34 PM »
Can your sim go to work at a career like scientist, doctor, or policeman?



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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 07:52:47 AM »
Can your sim go to work at a career like scientist, doctor, or policeman?

There's no rule against it.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 04:44:36 PM »
So clubs are forbidden? What if I make a club with sims I already befriended? Can I then use the group gathering?

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 05:51:25 PM »

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So clubs are forbidden? What if I make a club with sims I already befriended? Can I then use the group gathering?

From the rules:

Your Sim cannot arrange to meet any other Sim at a lot. (No dates, club meetings, or groups). All socializing must be done on community lots.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 09:10:39 AM »
I normally do my testing before the challenge starts, but didnt have the time this time.
So i now today discovered there might be more different unique activities to do out there, and i will add those to the list latest tomorrow.

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 09:13:00 AM »
Thank you, Lena. :)

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 10:45:50 PM »
Do restaurants count as venues?
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 05:09:02 AM »
Do restaurants count as venues?

They do. We mention those as an example at the top of the rules...


  • You'll need 26 community venues, so you can fill empty lots with venues -- gyms, restaurants, bars, spas, bowling alleys if you have them, etc.

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 10:16:30 AM »
If my sims does several actions at  a venue I would only count one of them as "unique" and can still do the other as "unique" at another venue? Or if my sim does 3 actions at a venue I cannot count the others as unique anymore ?

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 12:09:37 PM »
If my sims does several actions at  a venue I would only count one of them as "unique" and can still do the other as "unique" at another venue?

Good question. If you claim a given activity as unique with a certain friend -- i.e. eating at a restaurant, then eating at a restaurant for future venues is out of bounds because it would no longer be unique. @MarianT  and other team members, is this how you see the rule? Should we make this more clear in the rules?

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 03:45:28 PM »
Will there be a spreadsheet/scoresheet for this challenge?

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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2017, 04:22:13 PM »
Will there be a spreadsheet/scoresheet for this challenge?

If anyone wants to tackle that it would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2017, 06:52:24 PM »
If my sims does several actions at  a venue I would only count one of them as "unique" and can still do the other as "unique" at another venue?

Good question. If you claim a given activity as unique with a certain friend -- i.e. eating at a restaurant, then eating at a restaurant for future venues is out of bounds because it would no longer be unique. @MarianT  and other team members, is this how you see the rule? Should we make this more clear in the rules?

Yes, if you want to count something as a unique activity, you need to do it only once. Your Sim could eat meals at several restaurants, but then you couldn't count eating a meal as unique at any of them. I'd advise against doing 3 things at one venue unless you know that you won't need to count the other two anywhere else.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »
Are the listed activities the only qualifying ones?  Some of them seem hard to keep unique (like cook a meal and eat a meal, since your sim will likely have to do those fairly often and going home to do that before completing the requirements means a fail).  And there are many more activities that I'm wondering about - like we have Stargaze and Observe the Sky, but what about Search for the Truth?  Some others I'm thinking of are catch a frog, take a photo, take a shower, take a bath, woo-hoo, "use" a bush, use a hot tub, kiss a sim, hug a sim, harvest a plant, use a sauna, repair an object, upgrade an object, make a speech, start/join a protest, rummage in a junk box, play Don't Wake the Llama . . . . would any of these count as an activity?

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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2017, 08:54:12 PM »
Are the listed activities the only qualifying ones?  Some of them seem hard to keep unique (like cook a meal and eat a meal, since your sim will likely have to do those fairly often and going home to do that before completing the requirements means a fail).  And there are many more activities that I'm wondering about - like we have Stargaze and Observe the Sky, but what about Search for the Truth?  Some others I'm thinking of are catch a frog, take a photo, take a shower, take a bath, woo-hoo, "use" a bush, use a hot tub, kiss a sim, hug a sim, harvest a plant, use a sauna, repair an object, upgrade an object, make a speech, start/join a protest, rummage in a junk box, play Don't Wake the Llama . . . . would any of these count as an activity?

Thanks for the suggestions! Activities done on your home lot don't count against your unique activities, so you can always cook and eat there. I will add some of the others, although not showering and making repairs.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2017, 09:31:17 PM »
Can we only count items listing a qualifying or can we count other things?

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2017, 10:01:20 PM »
Can we only count items listing a qualifying or can we count other things?

Only qualifying activities, but if you think of something that you think should qualify, let us know.
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Re: A Sim About Town
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2017, 10:08:14 PM »
Ok, yes I have a list of things...
Do push ups, Do sit ups, Karaoke, Play on jungle gym, Give a speech, Harvest collectible, Use espresso machine, Play a video game (on tv), Write, Update social media, Find snowglobe, Drink tea, Practice speech (in mirror), Research (on computer), Use observatory, Admire Art

I don't know if they are considered too easy or what but I just wanted to throw out some of my ideas.

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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2017, 08:13:46 AM »
Ok, yes I have a list of things...
Do push ups, Do sit ups, Karaoke, Play on jungle gym, Give a speech, Harvest collectible, Use espresso machine, Play a video game (on tv), Write, Update social media, Find snowglobe, Drink tea, Practice speech (in mirror), Research (on computer), Use observatory, Admire Art

I don't know if they are considered too easy or what but I just wanted to throw out some of my ideas.

I did add karaoke to singing, and play video game. But I'm not including push-ups, etc., and I took out harvesting (also rummaging in the trash. taking a photo and catching a frog) because they're too quick -- just one swipe. An activity is something that should take a while, and your Sim should be the one to decide when to quit. You only need 26 activities, after all.
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