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2018 Handiness World Championships
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:11:59 AM »
2018 Handiness World Championships



Goal
This event will require a balancing act of making as much money as possible selling woodworking items and also taking time away from that in order to boost your multiplier via performing unique upgrades.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one Young Adult Human or Alien Sim (and no turning into a Vampire later).
  • The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff Pack is banned.
  • No Penny Pixies lot trait.
  • No adding to the household.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • All income is restricted to selling Woodworking items only made by your Sim via inventory - no retail stores allowed.
  • Selling items purchased to level up handiness is not allowed.
  • Be careful NOT to complete Fabulously Wealthy because the investment income is not allowed.
  • This challenge ends when your Sim ages up to Adult.

Scoring

Scoring is a combination of your Household Funds multiplied by a percentage to indicate the number of unique upgrades you have made. You start the challenge with a multiplier of 1.00 and for each unique upgrade (a unique upgrade has its own name) you make 2% (.02) is added to the multiplier. NOTE: All upgrades in the game are eligible, not just handiness ones.

When your Sim ages up to Adult, pause your game and note your Household Funds. Multiply that figure by the Unique Upgrades multiplier for your Total

Scoring Example = Your Sim has 100,000 simoleans when they age up to Adult. They have also completed 23 unique upgrades.
Total = 100,000 X 1.46 = 146,000

Important: You are responsible for keeping a list of all unique upgrades for your UU Multiplier. The team may ask you to provide this information, but do not list them when you provide your final score. Uniques Upgrades are upgrades that have different names. So, even though Fridge of Steel (Refrigerator) and Firaxium Wiring (TV) both make an item unbreakable - both can be counted towards your multiplier. You would not be able to count two different "Self Cleaning" upgrades to two different items if Self Cleaning was the exact name of the upgrade. But, if you did Self-Cleaning for the sink and Self-Cleaning Wall Coating for the Shower, then those have different names and both can be counted.

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, sdhoey, LenaLJ, 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            Household Funds           Unique Upgrades           Total
cyclonenic                           664,4072.581,714,170
LenaLJ                           714,9882.301,644,472
MomOfMany                           655,0652.461,611,459
christinal3106                           710,3112.261,605,302
lesleyj42                           630,9202.181,375,485
GlazeyLady                           549,8212.401,319,570
oshizu                           526,8402.401,264,416
Nikitachi                           532,8812.341,246,941
reggikko                           527,8942.301,214,156
argent                           564,8241.901,073,165
IronicBeauty                           456,1912.241,021,867
Rainbow Dash                           431,4372.361,018,191
HelenP                           425,9542.28971,175
Snoochenpurner                           395,3572.34925,135
BallerinaHippo                           502,8901.68844,855
Metropolis Man                           366,3161.88688,674
fluffyj00                           335,1552.02677,013
Tynynounours                           395,1811.38545,349
kirkbysims                           281,3181.92540,318
Isabelalabe                           287,9901.70489,583
mens0067                           274,9101.72472,845
sdhoey                           247,8961.90471,002
Shewolf13                           290,9801.50436,470
december22                            258,4401.60413,504
fivebyfive                            274,1041.48405,673
SueDenim                            226,6531.70385,310
Eighty8Keys                            271,8331.32358,819
xyliajames                            171,5181.62277,859
MarianT                            213,9651.36260,992
WriterJunkie                            139,5201.62226,022
Voidcritter                            108,3702.04221,074
Whimsical Peanut                            106,9971.66142,306
jewels129                            82,9651.60132,312
Noyo                            78,4971.56122,455
CynKuy                            75,7291.46110,564
Kirstie                            74,6841.2895,595
workingmum8                            48,2551.7483,963
simemie                            51,1711.6282,897
mammabec                            58,3471.4081,685
kinseyam                            56,2151.3475,328
kethrydrake                            41,5361.5865,627
JocyMc                            44,1691.4262,719
Ronnie8437                            30,8441.7654,285
rokrchik                            37,2841.3851,452
coolsim9999999                            26,5521.8649,386
junegem                            24,2851.4033,999
Alexandra88                            22,1981.4632,409
hanalu                            23,9271.3432,062
SeraNita                            24,7451.1227,714
shashniae                            11,5341.1816,059

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 04:30:31 PM »
Forgot to specify the starting age. How many of these rule sets have I written? Lol. (Thanks for the catch, Tynynounours.)

  • Create one Young Adult Human or Alien Sim.



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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 09:18:51 AM »
May we have a pet?  :)
Just asking because I didn't have a chance to try it yet with the other challenge not allowing it :'(

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 11:00:43 AM »
May we have a pet?  :)
Just asking because I didn't have a chance to try it yet with the other challenge not allowing it :'(

No. Pets occupy a household member slot, so you're adding to the household which you cannot do in this event.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 11:07:59 AM »
Added the following restriction...

  • No Penny Pixels lot trait.

Thanks, Shewolf13.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 05:16:07 PM »
Added the following restriction...

  • No Penny Pixels lot trait.

Thanks, Shewolf13.
*ahem* What about Penny Pixies, @Metropolis Man;)

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 05:20:00 PM »
Added the following restriction...

  • No Penny Pixels lot trait.

Thanks, Shewolf13.
*ahem* What about Penny Pixies, @Metropolis Man;)

*giggles* I fixed it. The pixies fixed the pixels. Thanks @Minnie Mouse

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 06:18:31 PM »
I claim innocence!

I was planning/practicing for the Handiness challenge and came up with a question.  There is a lot trait called Penny Pixels.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 06:21:06 PM »
It was originally supposed to be "Penny Pixies," but the devs misspelled it.   Definitely....probably....maybe.  ;)
I prefer the Penny Pixies myself.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 06:42:58 PM »
Whoops XD I always see it as Penny Pixels! Wait, so it is Penny Pixels?!  I'm so confused! lol I'll have to investigate next time I'm in game XD

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 06:47:22 PM »
Whoops XD I always see it as Penny Pixels! Wait, so it is Penny Pixels?!  I'm so confused! lol I'll have to investigate next time I'm in game XD

No, it's Penny Pixies...

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

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 06:51:59 PM »
--hangs head in shame-- I keep reading it as pixels XD Yeesh, apparently, brain still hasn't recovered from the holidays.  Apologies for the confusion!

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 07:23:52 PM »
--hangs head in shame-- I keep reading it as pixels XD Yeesh, apparently, brain still hasn't recovered from the holidays.  Apologies for the confusion!

No head hanging in here over pixels. It's the Sims after all.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 08:54:34 PM »
--hangs head in shame-- I keep reading it as pixels XD Yeesh, apparently, brain still hasn't recovered from the holidays.  Apologies for the confusion!

No head hanging in here over pixels. It's the Sims after all.

I agree, no shame! They are, in fact, pixelated pixies, so everyone's right. Right?

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 08:54:12 PM »
Selling items purchased to lvl up handiness?  I'm confused. Can you sell anything else you may get through inventory?

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 09:28:08 PM »
Selling items purchased to lvl up handiness?  I'm confused. Can you sell anything else you may get through inventory?


You can only make income via selling woodworking items you make.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »
I received a PM this morning concerning the following, so I added a clarification at the end...

Scoring is a combination of your Household Funds multiplied by a percentage to indicate the number of unique upgrades you have made. You start the challenge with a multiplier of 1.00 and for each unique upgrade (a unique upgrade has its own name) you make 2% (.02) is added to the multiplier. NOTE: All upgrades in the game are eligible, not just handiness ones.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 12:07:58 AM »
Okay for clarification, the 2016 rules state no use of potions and No Get Together Club Content. In the 2018 rules those aren't stated. However the link attached to this challenge is the rule set from 2016. So am I to assume the 2016 rule set still stands or that 2018 has opened up things that were previously closed.

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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 05:29:37 AM »
Okay for clarification, the 2016 rules state no use of potions and No Get Together Club Content. In the 2018 rules those aren't stated. However the link attached to this challenge is the rule set from 2016. So am I to assume the 2016 rule set still stands or that 2018 has opened up things that were previously closed.

Oh, sheesh. :( Sorry about that. I will update the link.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 01:22:39 PM »
Whimsical Peanut PM'd the team with the following question...

"add Self Cleaning" from toilet and "self cleaning" from shower can be considered 2 unique upgrades? The toilet upgrade has the word "add" as well  ;D

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Yes, that's true it does. But, I do not want to get ridiculous and go overboard with the whole notion of "unique" upgrades. In the example given in the ruleset, you have two different named upgrades that both mean the same thing. But, in this example, you have two upgrades using the same words, but one simply has an extra word tacked on. So, my vote is no, that does not qualify. We have not gone live yet, obviously, so I am willing to listen to other's opinions. And if the rules need to be made more clear, we can do that to avoid confusion.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2018, 01:34:21 AM »
Hi Metro,

"But, if you did Self-Cleaning for the sink and Self-Cleaning Wall Coating for the Shower, then those have different names and both can be counted."

The word "add" is a separate word, and so it seems like a unique upgrade, to me.  I know, it's just one word, but it is different.  For, example, it would be a different puzzle in "Wheel of Fortune" because there is at least one word that's different.

Whatever, the team decides is fine, but I wanted to explain my reason for my opinion of which upgrades should count as unique :).
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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 06:22:43 AM »
Very good points, coolsim9999999. Well, to avoid any possible confusion we'll just go on the assumption that as long as one word is different, then you can count a Unique Upgrade.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:36 AM »
The team decided to add the following restriction given there will likely be additional upgrades to this pack and not everyone will jump in and buy it right away...

  • The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff Pack is banned.

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Re: 2018 Handiness World Championships
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 01:39:29 PM »
That's awesome Metro!  I'm glad I could help 8).  I'm excited about this challenge.
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2018, 02:00:16 PM »
That's awesome Metro!  I'm glad I could help 8).  I'm excited about this challenge.

Me too. :) I tend to do better in events that focus on money-making.

EDIT: Speaking of which...is everyone clear on what you need to look at for the Household Funds score? The team has had a few questions regarding this. Forget the amount of money you start with. It's the same for everyone, so that is irrelevant. And forget how much money you spend on your house and other stuff. All you need to write down at the end is the amount in the bottom left of your screen.