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Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:42:01 AM »
Sink Your Teeth into the New Year!

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Goal
(Think of the Count from Sesame Street) "Helloooooooo, Simmers. I have your necks challenge. Ah ha ha ha haaaaaa. Vampires! Like me, of course. You will need to get your vampire to Grand Master level. Whew...that's a lot of counting. And speaking of counting, my lucky number is 13. You will also vaaant to create 13 vampires, spar with 13 vampires, and cure 13 vampires. Let's count together...one vampire...two vampires...Fangs for participating!"

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one YA vampire in CAS.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait and the debug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • Your Sim is not allowed to move.
  • You may not add to the household.
  • Your Sim may not own a pet.
  • Clubs are banned.
  • This challenge ends when your vampire has become a Grand Master, created 13 different vampires, sparred with 13 different vampires, and cured 13 different vampires.

Scoring
Time. This is your total time (in minutes) it takes for your vampire to become a Grand Master, create 13 vampires (your vampires must complete the transformation), spar with 13 vampires (winning is not required, but you must let the animation play out and not cancel early), and cure 13 vampires. Make sure to plug in all necessary information into Lena's spreadsheet. Keep in mind that with a vampire you won't have x number of days until the Sim becomes an adult to work with. Just make note of how many times you pass the 8 a.m. on Sunday mark for weeks, and then keep track of days and the time.

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, LenaLJ, sdhoey, 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                              Time     
Rainbow Dash                            3366
christinal3106                            3509
GlazeyLady                            3606
HelenP                            3666
LenaLJ                            3798
cyclonenic                            4144
Whimsical Peanut                            4571
reggikko                            5905
oshizu                            7518
MomOfMany                            7849
Snoochenpurner                            8897
Annabec                            9203
tiffieleigh                            10184
Minnie Mouse                            10240
twocatash12                            10888
Kirstie                            11746
Eighty8Keys                            12377
MarianT                            12468
Tynynounours                            12485
JocyMc                            12504
simemie                            12792
Tom                            13818
Metropolis Man                            13825
Nikitachi                            14763
workingmum8                            17227
Narinn2045                            17625
coolsim9999999                            18645
Shewolf13                            19423
fluffyj00                            19441
hanalu                            19661
sdhoey                            20816
Alexandra88                            22353
kinseyam                            22944
CynKuy                            25329
SeraNita                            28222
h4r13y                            29446
Bloudwedd                            34098
SueDenim                            35452
shashniae                            60096

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 06:55:46 AM »
Can't wait for Jan 1st. I love vampires.  ;D



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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 07:00:05 AM »
Can't wait for Jan 1st. I love vampires.  ;D

Me too. And great job by the way in the Finale this year. :) Good luck next season.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 08:18:33 AM »
I clarified the sparring requirement since we had a question this morning...

Time. This is your total time (in minutes) it takes for your vampire to become a Grand Master, create 13 vampires, spar with 13 vampires (winning is not required, but you must let the animation play out and not cancel early), and cure 13 vampires. Make sure to plug in all necessary information into [Lena's spreadsheet]. Keep in mind that with a vampire you won't have x number of days until the Sim becomes an adult to work with. Just make note of how many times you pass the 8 a.m. on Sunday mark for weeks, and then keep track of days and the time.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 08:55:30 AM »
I clarified the 'create 13 vampires" requirement:

create 13 vampires (your vampires must complete the transformation)
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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 04:55:25 PM »
Woot! A great screenshot courtesy of Lena to set the tone. Nice job!

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 05:07:35 PM »
Ooo, love the picture, Lena!
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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
Nice pic Lena.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 03:30:43 AM »
Ooh, I love that picture as well, Lena :D

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 05:49:40 PM »
How exciting. :D Wasn't expecting the challenge to have been posted already! Great work.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 07:20:33 PM »
How do you cure vampires without moving them into your household?

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 07:34:04 PM »
Not a team member, but @KennyraeWolf , I think that is a question you should perhaps PM the team with. From the opening post of this thread
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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, LenaLJ, sdhoey, and MarianT) for clarifications. Thanks.
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You might also like to see if there is anything in the Sims 4 guides about Vampires and how to do that, there might be an answer there. :)
By the way, I don't know the answer myself to your question.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 06:22:46 AM »
Thank you, @Deklitch, for covering for us. Yes, "how do you x?" types of questions should basically never be asked before a challenge begins. So, check out Carl's Guides, etc. And thank you for joining the forum, @KennyraeWolf.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 09:08:22 AM »
Lena's spreadsheet is now done and linked (thank you, as always, Lena).

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 04:08:02 AM »
I had a good laugh at the intro to this challenge!  So many silly vampiric puns! They were fangtastic!
Love the screenshot as well!

Thank you to the Challenges Team for another year of fun challenges! :D

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2017, 12:49:58 AM »
I'm unsure how to choose the Private Dwelling lot trait and the debug cheat.  Please help

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2017, 01:23:05 AM »
Hi @Snoochenpurner,

Welcome to the forum :)!

Private dwelling lot trait:
In the upper left corner of build mode, there's an icon shaped like a house.  When you scroll over that icon, it will say "lot info panel."  You can find all the lot traits in that panel, as well as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the name of the lot.  Private dwelling is on the list of lot traits.

DEBUG:

Open the cheat console (cheat box) by pressing the buttons Control Alt c at the same time.
type: testingcheats on
Then, type the cheat: bb.showhiddenobjects
In the lower left corner, type the word "debug" into the search box in build mode.

To search for the satellite to prevent abductions, 
go to object by function --- under the search box (click on the picture of the bigger chair)
select electronics from the drop down menu

Press the escape key to close the cheat console.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2017, 11:45:13 AM »
Thanks Coolsim9999999,

One more question. I know you can change the lifespan of a sim. Where is the lifespan meant to be for challenges?

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 11:49:24 AM »
Thanks Coolsim9999999,

One more question. I know you can change the lifespan of a sim. Where is the lifespan meant to be for challenges?


@Snoochenpurner  - welcome to the forum. It's great to see new players ready to tackle the new season in a couple weeks.

To answer your question, make sure you are very familiar with the General Rules that apply to all season events --

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=29332.0

And here is your relevant section:

Creating Your Scoring Game File
All challenges begin in a fresh, virgin, completely unaltered town of your choosing. Unless a particular ruleset lays down restrictions, you are free to travel and/or move to any neighborhood or town. Options - all default settings: Autonomy > Full; Auto Age (Played Sims) > Yes; Auto Age (Unplayed Sims) > Yes; Sim Lifespan > Short.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 12:10:54 PM »
You're welcome @Snoochenpurner.  I typed this response before I saw your response, Metro. 

Short lifespan is what we use for challenges --- in a brand new game file with a brand new Sim (or Sims, depending on the challenge.)

At the top of each challenge, there is a link to the general rules, as well as the rules for each specific challenge. 

To get to the game options menu:
Start a new game
In Create-A-Sim (CAS for short)
Go to the "three dots" in the upper right corner (options menu), and select game options from the menu, which will come up.
Then, in the list at the left side of the game options screen, select "gameplay."
When you get to gameplay, full autonomy, auto age played Sims (select "yes" from the drop-down menu) and auto age unplayed Sims needs to be checked off and select short lifespan from the drop-down menu,
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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 12:50:12 PM »
 I see it now the private dwelling is a trait that is chosen for the lot. The other lot traits must be picked by us right. Again sorry for the little questions.
Oh and I have played the sims 3 a couple of years ago and even did a couple of challenges. This is a new name because I couldn't remember my old user name.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2017, 12:58:18 PM »
I feel so silly asking these little questions but I want to do this right. I seen the Lot Detail but when do I change it? Before or after I move the sim onto the lot. Same with the cheat, Do I open it after the lot is choosen? Again sorry for the little questions. Oh and I have played the sims3 a couple of years ago and even did a couple of challenges. This is a new name because I couldn't remember my old user name.

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It’s good to ask questions. 
You may move your Sim onto your chosen lot when you’re done with CAS, and then immediately choose the private dwelling trait, and use the cheat to get to debug for the satellite.  The specific rules for each challenge will tell you if any other cheats are allowed --- usually, they aren’t.

Edit: Yes, you may choose the other 2 lot traits, unless the rules for that challenge say you may not.
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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 11:32:42 AM »
I have a question I am unsure about posting. Can someone message me? I can't figure out how to message personally.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2017, 11:42:19 AM »
I have a question I am unsure about posting. Can someone message me? I can't figure out how to message personally.

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Re: Sink Your Teeth into the New Year
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2017, 03:03:51 PM »
Some people have been asking what is meant by 13 different Sims. The 13 Sims that your vampire turns can also be the 13 Sims that your vampire spars with and/or cures. You can't turn and cure the same Sim 13 times. But your Sim doesn't have to interact with 39 different Sims.
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