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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #150 on: February 20, 2018, 12:24:19 PM »
hi, am i too late to ask for rule clarifications?

its about mods, if they only change 'aesthetic' things they're allowed right? so id like to know if these four things count as 'aesthetic' or 'significant' (ie banned):
1) changing the names of traits. none of the traits' functions are changed, just the names.
2) more preset face and body shapes in cas.
3) making more wall objects shiftable in build mode, for example a mod for shiftable mirrors.
4) a mod to add slots to various maxis objects so that decorative items can be placed on them.

i have not used any of these in the file ive started but i just wanted to check if i can in the next challenge! :)

In years past we have always had a single "0 mods allowed" policy. I'll let others on the team weigh in on the ones you listed. Personally I would just make things easier on yourself and do any Tournament challenge with 0 mods.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #151 on: February 20, 2018, 12:43:51 PM »
hi, am i too late to ask for rule clarifications?

its about mods, if they only change 'aesthetic' things they're allowed right? so id like to know if these four things count as 'aesthetic' or 'significant' (ie banned):
1) changing the names of traits. none of the traits' functions are changed, just the names.
2) more preset face and body shapes in cas.
3) making more wall objects shiftable in build mode, for example a mod for shiftable mirrors.
4) a mod to add slots to various maxis objects so that decorative items can be placed on them.

i have not used any of these in the file ive started but i just wanted to check if i can in the next challenge! :)

In years past we have always had a single "0 mods allowed" policy. I'll let others on the team weigh in on the ones you listed. Personally, I would just make things easier on yourself and do any Tournament challenge with 0 mods.

This is taken from the Tournament rules "3rd party Custom Content that alters appearance for CAS purposes is acceptable and can be used at the player's own risk." So CAS is fine with me, But as for the other mods, I would say no to those.



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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #152 on: February 20, 2018, 02:13:33 PM »
I would go with 0 mods. You never know when a new patch might break something and cause a bug in your challenge.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #153 on: February 20, 2018, 02:15:18 PM »
Ruth and Leslie raised Care, Harm, Fear, Mirth, Charm, Fruit, Noise, Mind, Faith, Clue, Help, Self, Daunt, and Joy, for a total of 13,950 TS and 1.68 TM. Total score was 23,436.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #154 on: February 20, 2018, 07:31:16 PM »
Zena Toddle saw her 22nd toddler age to child at 11:43am and promptly moved her out.  Zander must have gotten word, because he came home from work early less than 3 hours later to celebrate his last birthday, with Zena celebrating hers right after.  They went straight to bed and immediately to sleep, with no thought of woohoo whatsoever.   ;D

TS:       47,125
SM:          2.63
Total:  123,939  (note: the spreadsheet rounded the fraction up - is that correct?  I know we usually drop them, but going with the spreadsheet number is probably easier)

I always look forward to Baby Boomer but right now, I'm really very glad it isn't next.   ;)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #155 on: February 20, 2018, 07:47:01 PM »
Well, that was fun while it lasted. :D

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #156 on: February 20, 2018, 07:51:09 PM »
Thank you @reggikko!  I'm pretty sure my stay in the top slot will be short as well.  There were a couple things I figured out about a week or more in that I imagine others knew from the beginning.



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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #157 on: February 20, 2018, 07:52:42 PM »
Total:  123,939  (note: the spreadsheet rounded the fraction up - is that correct?  I know we usually drop them, but going with the spreadsheet number is probably easier)

We do always drop any decimals, but if that's the way the spreadsheet is doing it, no worries. Amazing score! Sheesh.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #158 on: February 21, 2018, 02:55:14 AM »
Total:  123,939  (note: the spreadsheet rounded the fraction up - is that correct?  I know we usually drop them, but going with the spreadsheet number is probably easier)

We do always drop any decimals, but if that's the way the spreadsheet is doing it, no worries. Amazing score! Sheesh.

Yes the spreadsheet can only round it up, there is not really an option to drop it.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #159 on: February 21, 2018, 03:42:08 PM »
thanks for the answers!! i kept all but the cas mods out of my folders (its a shame i cant use the trait name one, but i guess the chance of having to play a sim with the ins*ne trait is low so hopefully ill forget its not installed...)

if i can just ask for one more clarification, regarding this rule in the general rules:
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Reloading a game or traveling/entering CAS to reset Whims - This is an exploit to force the game to spawn more Whims.
i currently dont have any toddlers, so i cant direct any of the sims in the household, but does this rule mean i cant edit the household in cas (for makeovers only) from manage worlds, because it would reset their whims, even though child and older sims' whims aren't relevant to the challenge?
(obviously this isnt like, important lol i just cant bear to see these kids so poorly dressed T^T)
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #160 on: February 21, 2018, 03:51:51 PM »
thanks for the answers!! i kept all but the cas mods out of my folders (its a shame i cant use the trait name one, but i guess the chance of having to play a sim with the ins*ne trait is low so hopefully ill forget its not installed...)

if i can just ask for one more clarification, regarding this rule in the general rules:
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Reloading a game or traveling/entering CAS to reset Whims - This is an exploit to force the game to spawn more Whims.
i currently dont have any toddlers, so i cant direct any of the sims in the household, but does this rule mean i cant edit the household in cas (for makeovers only) from manage worlds, because it would reset their whims, even though child and older sims' whims aren't relevant to the challenge?
(obviously this isnt like, important lol i just cant bear to see these kids so poorly dressed T^T)

Keep it simple. If it resets whims, don't do it. :) Good luck in the challenge.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #161 on: February 22, 2018, 10:03:16 AM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #162 on: February 22, 2018, 10:28:41 AM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

I'm not sure if you need to throw in the towel quite yet. Let's let other team members weigh in, but looking over the rules I am thinking that you could continue and finish when the surviving parent ages up to Elder. I mean there's the rule that one has to be on the lot at all times. Check. That's not going to be a problem. Not 100% sure here, but there is no rule stating you're done if one dies.

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EDIT: Was your surviving parent off the lot at work, @lesleyj42 ? If that's the case, then I suppose it is game over.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #163 on: February 22, 2018, 10:50:11 AM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

I'm not sure if you need to throw in the towel quite yet. Let's let other team members weigh in, but looking over the rules I am thinking that you could continue and finish when the surviving parent ages up to Elder. I mean there's the rule that one has to be on the lot at all times. Check. That's not going to be a problem. Not 100% sure here, but there is no rule stating you're done if one dies.

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EDIT: Was your surviving parent off the lot at work, @lesleyj42 ? If that's the case, then I suppose it is game over.

No, she was on the lot, but she is the employed one. Unless she can quit, this challenge is pretty much over for me.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #164 on: February 22, 2018, 10:53:39 AM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

I'm not sure if you need to throw in the towel quite yet. Let's let other team members weigh in, but looking over the rules I am thinking that you could continue and finish when the surviving parent ages up to Elder. I mean there's the rule that one has to be on the lot at all times. Check. That's not going to be a problem. Not 100% sure here, but there is no rule stating you're done if one dies.

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EDIT: Was your surviving parent off the lot at work, @lesleyj42 ? If that's the case, then I suppose it is game over.

No, she was on the lot, but she is the employed one. Unless she can quit, this challenge is pretty much over for me.

@LenaLJ @sdhoey @MarianT -- weigh in on this. Unless I am missing something, she could continue with the surviving parent given there is no rule stating it's game over if one dies. The survivor was on the lot and could immediately quit the job.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #165 on: February 22, 2018, 11:04:37 AM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

I'm not sure if you need to throw in the towel quite yet. Let's let other team members weigh in, but looking over the rules I am thinking that you could continue and finish when the surviving parent ages up to Elder. I mean there's the rule that one has to be on the lot at all times. Check. That's not going to be a problem. Not 100% sure here, but there is no rule stating you're done if one dies.

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EDIT: Was your surviving parent off the lot at work, @lesleyj42 ? If that's the case, then I suppose it is game over.

No, she was on the lot, but she is the employed one. Unless she can quit, this challenge is pretty much over for me.

@LenaLJ @sdhoey @MarianT -- weigh in on this. Unless I am missing something, she could continue with the surviving parent given there is no rule stating it's game over if one dies. The survivor was on the lot and could immediately quit the job.

I'd say she can go ahead and quit.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #166 on: February 22, 2018, 01:37:48 PM »
Well... one of my parents just died. I can think of at least fifteen more colorful ways to say that, but I'll keep it clean.

Assuming I can't count anything from the toddlers still in progress in the household, my partial score for this utter disappointment is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 6950
Skill multiplier: 1.34

Final score: 9313

I'm not sure if you need to throw in the towel quite yet. Let's let other team members weigh in, but looking over the rules I am thinking that you could continue and finish when the surviving parent ages up to Elder. I mean there's the rule that one has to be on the lot at all times. Check. That's not going to be a problem. Not 100% sure here, but there is no rule stating you're done if one dies.

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EDIT: Was your surviving parent off the lot at work, @lesleyj42 ? If that's the case, then I suppose it is game over.

No, she was on the lot, but she is the employed one. Unless she can quit, this challenge is pretty much over for me.

@LenaLJ @sdhoey @MarianT -- weigh in on this. Unless I am missing something, she could continue with the surviving parent given there is no rule stating it's game over if one dies. The survivor was on the lot and could immediately quit the job.

I'd say she can go ahead and quit.

I agree with Marian on this one.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #167 on: February 22, 2018, 03:59:41 PM »
@lesleyj42 -- Looks like you have the green light to continue. Lena has been on in the last couple hours and would have spoken up if she felt differently. Have your employed Sim immediately quit her job and remember to keep her on the lot at all times. Good luck finishing up. :)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #168 on: February 22, 2018, 06:56:47 PM »
Well... the Challenge Team graciously allowed the surviving spouse to quit her job (Thank you, Team) and finish raising the two toddlers that were in the house when her wife unexpectedly met Grim. Since she couldn't leave the lot, no further toddlers were adopted (but she did splurge on a big screen TV and a comfy bed). Revised score is as follows:

Total toddler satisfaction: 11050
Skill multiplier: 1.48

Final score: 16354

I had to end 10 days before the surviving parent aged up to elder (last remaining toddler's birthday).

I wish I could say I enjoyed this one, but Grim crashed the Rug Rat party for me. Hopefully House Hunters will turn out better.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #169 on: February 22, 2018, 07:23:49 PM »
I wish I could say I enjoyed this one, but Grim crashed the Rug Rat party for me. Hopefully House Hunters will turn out better.

Yeah, it was a tough break. As good of a player as you are this event will undoubtedly be one you drop once your participation gets above 10 events.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #170 on: February 23, 2018, 02:01:33 PM »
@lesleyj42, if it won't give away a strategy, do you mind sharing how your parent died? Or we could wait until the event is over if it does.

I hope a lot of people chime in at the end on what traits they gave their parents and how that worked out. I just think it's fascinating that some parents do what you'd hope they do but others wander around getting into trouble. (And I'm usually a very controlling player so this is a super-difficult challenge for me. Not the toddlers, although they are making my hair grey. But having to sit there watching the other members of the house be so dumb.)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #171 on: February 24, 2018, 10:48:49 AM »
I have to say I'm glad this one is over! I battled on despite numerous glitches and ended with...

Toddler Satisfaction: 14800
Multiplier: 1.81
For a total score of 26788

Looking forward to hearing the strategy once the event it over. Time to start flipping houses now!

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #172 on: February 24, 2018, 11:19:52 AM »
The Brady Bunch ended with 18 toddlers.

TS:  5850
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #173 on: February 24, 2018, 01:44:03 PM »
its a shame that
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cause my last two were only a day from ageing up when their dads went grey >:<

but with the first nine kids we got: 9475 x 1.54 = 14,591

(irl the house is full of my brothers students rn and i am SO GLAD sim kids arent this loud cause i wouldve quit the challenge day 1 if so!!)
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #174 on: February 24, 2018, 09:30:52 PM »
This is my very first challenge here and I really enjoyed. 

The Moonglow's ended with 16 toddlers.  I did not have my timing down as I would have liked.  With a full house, I had to stop with the adults 3 days to elder because the the oldest child would not be a teen for 4 days.

TS: 7325
SM: 1.81

Total Score: 13,258.

 

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