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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 09:26:26 PM »
Yes, it makes the pet basically uncared for as you can't direct them to look after themselves. I guess that becomes a challenge in it's own right. I really just wanted to play it with my sim and their pet being together 24/7. Are you calling your sims pet to the vet clinic lot as soon as the vet clinic closes each day @commasplice  ? Or do you take your sim back to the home lot?
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2017, 09:33:02 PM »
I tried to have my sim and her pet at the clinic initially, but like you said, there's a bug. The clinic is still kind of sketchy with no amenities, although we finally added windows and paint and lights so I've just basically been sending my sim back to her house as soon as she closes it.

I don't get why it's working for the Sim Supply and not for me. On his videos, he's got his sim and pets living on the same lot as the clinic and he's making bank for the clinic.

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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2017, 09:36:08 PM »
This bug only seems to effect certain saves, a lot of the bugs happen this way. In my 1st test save I did not get this bug. 2nd test save I did which is when I went researching to see what on earth was going on. Sometimes doing a game repair fixes it, other times it doesn't. Such an annoyance.

Are you writing a story @commasplice  ? Or even just screenshot updates?
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2017, 09:39:43 PM »
I think I'm gonna try to write it up with some screenshots.

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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait!
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2017, 01:09:37 AM »
@Playalot
But @oshizu  , the game is so easy! You know it is! You're one of the better strategic players and anything that can add to the difficulty only adds to the enjoyment of a challenge. lol My first draft of this challenge involved leaving quite a few expensive items in the household inventory for the very reason of making bills more realistic!  ;D And playing with a vamp initially increases the difficulty too. It's fun!

@reggikko  you're a strategic player too. You'd find this challenge easy.

Dang it all, now you guys are making me desperate to play it, I wish that silly vet bug wasn't around. Grr!

Gotta give credit where credit's due! I learned so much from reading your Hollingsworth Dynasty!!!  *needs an emote for a bouquet of expensive roses
You're right, though, the game's gotten a lot easier. For the Teen Runaway Challenge, I didn't use clubs and got to watch my sim eat and sleep for the first time since forever! LOL!

I can't decide how I want to play your challenge...part of me would like to chill. You know, get a utility sim--I mean, a partner--to cook, clean, and feed/bathe the dog, while writing a silly story.
The second time around, I'll go spartan mode, hehe.

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Yay! I'm looking forward to your write-up! I love meeting other simmers' sims! <3  ;D
Have you been trying to avoid that glitch by leaving your dog at home? Awwww.

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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2017, 06:19:53 PM »
Bookmarking for a future challenge, as I'm just starting to dabble in them; and this one does seem more difficult than newbie ones I've toyed with.  But I do love the rags-to-riches idea.

Btw, bonus points to you for using the word "busking" so casually (in the rules, forbidden money-making efforts). ;D

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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2017, 07:30:43 PM »
Speaking of busking, it appears that once your pet is trained, you can have him perform tricks in public and possibly get tips. Guessing not allowed?

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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2017, 10:55:11 PM »
Oh this is new to me. I've had a fully trained pet perform tricks but not had any tips... No I say we allow this one as it is a pet centered option and takes serious sim-time to get a dog fully trained. I'll add it to the rules -thanks! @commasplice
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2017, 12:07:49 AM »
@Playalot

I have a few more questions now that I've actually started:
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Remember no money can be made from certain skills though so you may need to make a large storage basement if you plan on completing aspirations like the Painter Extraordinaire.
Question #1: You imply that Painter Extraordinaire is an acceptable aspiration.
Does that mean we're allowed to do the "Sell 3 Paintings" goal as long as we use the money cheat to subtract the money we earned from selling them?
Paintings are a great way to boost home worth...

Question #2: Any restrictions on downloading community lots created by Maxis or MaxisCreator_01?


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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2017, 01:18:47 AM »
All aspirations are acceptable but making money from anything but the allowed methods is not. As usual if you want to mold the rules to include selling those 3 first paintings go ahead. (*cough* That is code for 'I actually forgot about those 1st 3 that need selling'.)

No restrictions per say about changing lots or downloading lots but I will say that leaving the world exactly as is makes it harder. I have my own versions of made-over Maxis lots that I like to use but these lots don't actually add any items that would make the process of skilling or making money any easier.

So...as always: change what you see fit to make your challenge yours and have fun!  :)
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2017, 01:31:22 AM »
Thank you for responding so quickly.
Okay, the Painter Extraordinaire is out but our sims can still paint if we wish. Got it.

Regarding community lots, I wasn't thinking of editing community lots, but of adding a spa, a restaurant or two, and the toddler park to my simverse.

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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2017, 11:21:50 PM »
Oh for sure, I add toddler parks, spas etc etc too. It takes ages to add everything now that we have so many packs. One of the down-sides to dlc!
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2017, 07:33:25 AM »
@Playalot

Two questions about transferring the vet clinic's profits to household funds:

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Keep track of your vet clinics money before each shift, you’ll need to transfer half the days profits to your household account when you close the clinic and it is easy to lose track of how much you have earned.

Question 1: Do we simply transfer 50% of the "Net Profits" value in the Finances pop-up  that appears when we close the clinic?
Or do treats sales not get included in the "Treatments" figure?

Question 2: When you say "profits," do we subtract the cost of buying new equipment?
For example, if I make $3,000 in net profit then buy a second exam table, how much do I transfer to my home?
(A) $1,500 ($3,000 / 2)
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(B) $250 ($3000-$2500=$500 / 2)

I've been using the Net Profits figure everyday so far, but I just want to confirm I'm doing this right since I have way more money at home than at the clinic. ;D


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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2017, 06:49:46 PM »
Net profit and any new vet clinic equipment must be purchased after the 50% has gone through to the residential lot account.
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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2017, 12:55:51 AM »
Thank you for the confirmation, Playalot!
On the day that I bought a second exam table during the shift, I made sure first that I'd be able to send 50% of Net Profit by the end of the shift.
It was very tight and I agree that waiting until the work day ends is a safer bet.

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Re: Rules: Rags To Riches - Vet
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2018, 05:44:32 PM »
DONE! The five-star rating nearly killed me, but I finished it.

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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2018, 02:00:08 PM »
DONE! The five-star rating nearly killed me, but I finished it.
Awesome! Serious congrats! Can't wait to catch up on your story asap. :)
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