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Rules: Sims 4 Harvest Moon Rivals Challenge
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:57:21 PM »
*UPDATED VERSION FOR SIMS 4 CATS & DOGS!!!* Hey guys and welcome to my version of the Harvest Moon Challenge. I've been working on this for quit some time, and back when I first started working on it I couldn't find any sims 4 harvest moon challenges. That has since changed but I'm proud to say mine is a bit different. So with out further ado lets get into the rules goals and requirements. This challenge is base game compatible but having the expansions adds a whole new level of immersion in my opinion. I made this challenge with get to work and, get together. However with cats and dogs in mind for future add in compatibility! Enjoy and let me know what you think!! :) Happy Simming. Also this is my first ever posted challenge! Please feel free to add links to your lets plays below I would love to watch them!! Read everything before starting!

SETUP:
-Character can be male or female(and you can marry male or female)
-aging must be turned off until after marriage for this challenge to work
-your game options screen should read as follows: Autonomy Full, Autonomy for your character ON, auto age played sim NO, auto age unplayed sims NO, Fill empty houses NO.
-Must have at least 3 bachelors and 3 bachelorettes, No more then 6 bachelors an 6 bachelorettes. Traits do not matter but try to give interest and a rival similar traits/interest so they are drawn to each other
-these are the approved cheats: FreeRealEstate (during setup), careers.promote(during setup of villagers/rivals/love interests), hideheadline effects(I just think it looks better optional), showhiddenobjects(during setup only unless specified later), TestingCheats on so that you can level up appropriate skills for npc characters(can not be used on character),Kaching(later when specified only)
-For your character buy the biggest lot with nothing on it(freerealestate) or download a lot from gallery that is acceptable.
-your lot needs to start with a house 6x6 an bathroom 3x3, a coop 4x4(can hold 2 animals), a barn 6x8(can hold 2 animals*not including cow plant*), 3 garden plots(crappy,small,12x8/good,medium/great,large), and a pond.
-house needs a single bed, a nightstand, a clock, a dresser, a bookshelf(can be wall mounted), a small table with 1 chair, 2 counters and a fridge.
-Decorate your house and land and buy all the skill books you can until your funds are down to $500.
-You may start with one full grown cow plant(use the gallery,rooms,search cowplant, pick one an place it in your barn. If you don't have access to gallery use the hidden objects cheat to get a seed.
-May start with 2 kittens or 2 puppies OR 1 full grown Cat or 1 full grown Dog(I recommend starting with female animals for the breeding program)

GOALS:
-Have at least 1 child, get 2 rival couples to have at least 1 child(before old age)
-Upgrade your house,barn and coop
-Gain skills in gardening,cooking,strength,fishing(you will need certain levels later)
-Successfully live off the land(no job,get to work version:unless you open a retail store to sell your crops,fish,collectibles/ base game version: sell things from your inventory)
-Keep track of how much money you make selling crops,fish,collectibles and baby animals. Keep profits for each category separate.
by year 3:
-Marry your love interest before your rival
-Become Best Friends with at least 2 of the Rivals
-See at least 2 of the rival couples married(These don't have to be the 2 you befriended)

RULES:
-Can not have a job( Your love rivals and interest can have whatever job pleases you)
-Can not talk to locked love interests, even if you see them, if they approach you then you have to cancel(see below unlock conditions)
-Can not grow on 2nd an 3rd plot until unlocked.(see upgrades chart)
-No romantic interactions with love interest unless on a date
-No kissing(may only kiss a love interest once at the end of a date)
-No woohooing until after marriage(unfortunately the love interest may not be virginal when you get to them but just pretend lol)
-You can not ask love interest on a date unless it is a date day(see calendar below)
-You can not accept a date  from a love interest unless love bar is 50 or above
-You can not become bf or gf with your love interest until love bar is 70 or above
-If your love interest gets a gf or bf you may still court them and become their bf or gf(use testing cheats to subtract 10 love points from all other love interest) you then have only five days to get them to dump or be dumped by the rival or you must move on to another interest.
-If after five days you fail or they marry the rival within that time you must break up with them and subtract another 10 love points from the other love interest(you reputation as a home wrecker has put them off a bit)
-You can not propose to your love interest until love bar is 90 or above and your house is upgraded to level 2(see upgrades below)
-after proposal you must wait 7 days before marriage(save up for wedding party), after marriage turn aging on long, you must wait 7 days before trying for a baby and have your house upgraded to level 3.
-All additional children will require another house upgrade. The previous child must be at least a toddler and have been taught how to walk,talk an potty before trying for another.

Lover unlock conditions and unavailable days: sorry I could not get love 5 an love 6 to format correctly!
Love 1                                                 Love 2                                                        Love 3                          Love 4       Love 5          Love 6
start                                               Unlock: becoming friends                                  start                             start                          start             unlock:befriending 5 NPC
unavailable:                             with 2 animals(for cats an dogs)or villager NPC          unavailable:                  unavailable:                 unavailable:                      unavailable:
Tues except 3pm-6pm               unavailable: wed except 9am-12pm                         Thurs except 7pm-9pm   Fri except 10am-2pm     Sat except 12pm-4pm         Sun except 11am-1pm

Use https://www.random.org/dice/ using only 1 die to decide the love interest number. write their names down and go through assigning them the number you rolled.
            
Calendar/Daily Agenda: seasons are 28 days long starting with spring Again sorry if you find the formatting confusing it is ment to be read top to bottom not side to side. Keep track of your days
SEASON 1: Spring                  SEASON 2: Summer                                 SEASON 3: Fall                                              SEASON 4: Winter No crops! only collectibles/animal profits
14 Flower Festival             7 Fire Fly Date                                           14 Moon Date                                          5 Thanksgiving
throw a dance party             You may ask 1 love interest on a date             same as Fire Fly Date                              Throw Dinner Party         
At the end use kaching:       acceptance is up to them(only ask once)                                                                      use kaching for every good friend or above(whether they came or not)
for every friend that came           If rejected you may ask another interest                                                                  11 Starry Night Date
if the party got the highest rating         use Kaching if your date gets gold level                                                            same as Fire Fly Date
                                                                                                   
28 Animal Festival                   17 Summer Festival                                27 Crop Festival                      
throw a house party                     Throw a Dinner Party                              Throw a house party                         
At the end use Kaching:                Serve some kind of Fish meal              use Kaching if gardening is lvl 5 or above      28 New Years Festival
for every cowplant you have     use Kaching if your Fishing skill is lvl 5        use Kaching if cooking is lvl 5                  Throw a dance party use kaching if fitness lvl 5
for every animal friend             use kaching if you sold atleast 2g of fish                                                                 use kaching if you've sold 10g or more that year

Upgrades*NOW UPDATED*: THE UPGRADE ITEMS DON'T NEED TO BE PURCHASED ALL AT ONCE!
House:                                                                                                                                                 Land:
Level 2- Stove, love seat, 2nd chair, tv and entertainment stand,                             2nd Plot- Must Sell 5 different crops of any quality to total $1,000 in sales.
Radio, Coffee pot or tea brewer, increase bathroom size(whatever size),                                      for example(potatoes,carrots,spinach,strawberrys,cabbage)
add a room for bedroom, double bed, 2nd dresser(for your spouse)                                 You may upgrade your barn to be 12x16 you can now have 4 cow plants.
2nd nightstand, lights/windows/paint and decorations for the new room,      
add a kitchen sink and one more counter.                                                                      3rd Plot- Must Sell 15 different crops of good or above quality to total 5g in sales.
                                                                                                                         You may upgrade your barn to 18x24 you can now have 6 cowplants.
Level 3- Section off your kitchen from your living room, add a Sofa                  
you may add a dinning room(optional), add a 3rd chair and upgrade your table,                                        Coop:(Coop for Cats and Raccoons)
add a nursery, Upgrade your kitchen appliances, add 3 more counters,                                                         Level 2- 8x8 Have 3 Kittens/Raccoons born on your farm
add a second bathroom, lights/windows/paint and decorations for the new rooms.                                            Level 3- 8x10 Must have sold 3 litters of coop animals
                                                                                                                                                          Barn(Barn for Dogs and Foxes)
Level 4 and so on(for more children)- Must add another child's room,                                                  Level 2- 10x12 Must have 3 Puppies/Foxes born on your farm
must add another dining chair, upgrade table if chairs no longer fit,                                                                Level 3- 10x12 with second floor Must have sold 3 litters of Barn animals
must add another bathroom on child 3 and 5(if you have 5 kids you will have 4 bathrooms)                             

Rival Marriages:
Once you succeed in getting a rival couple together(hook up with that person and it works) you must wait 28 days. After 28 days have passed if they are still together you can control one of them for 3 days only! While controlling the rival couple you must have them get married, move into one of their houses(it doesn't matter whose) and try for a baby until pregnancy is confirmed or your 3 days are up!
-WARNING!! Rival couples may hook up or get married with out your intervention at all(especially if you have all your rivals an love interest living together)
-If after 3 days your rival couple isn't pregnant you must go back to your character and hope they try on their own later because you can no longer control them.
-You may try to get your rival couple together and married at any time during gameplay(you yourself do not have to be married first)

HOW YOU CAN LOSE!!:
-All love interest marry before you can marry them(if you like one but they get married you have no choice but to pick the next an so on)
-If at the end of year 3 you fail to befriend 2 rivals
-If at the end of year 3 you fail to have 2 rival couples marry
-If your rival couples fail to have a child before they become elders(for example if you get 4 rival couples married at least 2 of them need to have a child)
-If you fail to have a child(no fertility treatment or cheats allowed, you can not do anything to try and determine the gender of your child, eating apples for boys etc.)
-Have your animals taken away by social worker

How life changes after your first child:
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CONTROL YOUR SPOUSE OR CHILD!
Aging should of been enabled and switched to long the day you get married. Until your child is a toddler continue to participate in date nights(parties are optional and only used for the purpose of trying to hook rival couples up). When your 1st child becomes a toddler you may no longer go on date nights or have parties on festival days.(birthday parties are allowed for you,your spouse and child). If invited out you must decline unless invited to a birthday party.(optional if your spouse also does this).
Once your 1st child becomes school age, you must refer to the calendar above and may only control them on festival and date days. Use this time to set the stage for your child to someday take over the farm for example making friends, watering plants collecting things etc. Once your child is a teenager you have two options(also referring to above calendar). You may pick either option after reading them once your first child becomes a teen.

OPTION 1:
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OPTION 2:
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Ok guys thanks for sticking with me through out all those rules and goals and such. I'm so excited to post this and I truly hope it is loved by the community. This challenge is like my baby and I am so glad I was able to update the new rules for the release of Cats & Dogs!!! I highly recommend Zerbus Get to School and Turbo Careers Mod for this Challenge! HOWEVER THIS CHALLENGE IS BASE GAME COMPATIBLE!(Just ignore the cats and dogs rules if you only have base game) It just made things so much muchier with the mods! For my LP I based my challenge on Harvest Moon ToT and Animal Parade, I made all of the bachelors and Bachelorettes (highly don't recommend but its totally up to you. It just gets complicated with so many.) It is the players choice how much or how little they want to set up their village before moving in their Hero character. I went ahead and made a whole new world and lots all modeled after Castanet. I leveled up the skills of my villagers to match their in game personality and even had some open up retail stores that owned shops in HM. This was just my personal preference and is completely optional!! I'm so thrilled to be starting my Lets Play and will Post my First Episode asap! I will leave a link to my lets play down below in the comment section after its uploaded. Feel free to message me or comment with any questions! Happy Simming guys an gals!

 

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