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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2018, 04:19:55 PM »
The only times you can control an adult is when you have one get a job and when you have one adopt a toddler when the first one becomes a child.
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This sentence in the goal section is why I asked that question.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2018, 06:37:25 PM »
The only times you can control an adult is when you have one get a job and when you have one adopt a toddler when the first one becomes a child.

This sentence in the goal section is why I asked that question.
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Oh, thank you for pointing that out. I forgot to reword that since we have allowed a few more situations to control and adult.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
@Metropolis Man and team: I made a spreadsheet to help keep track of my test file so I can see what I am (and generally am NOT) doing right. It can be found here if you want to test it out and make sure I'm calculating correctly, and maybe add it to the post for other contestants' use. I made sure to protect the cells this year! ;)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2018, 06:57:07 PM »
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Does your first toddler that you make in CAS have to be a child before you can adopt your first toddler?  But after that, are you able to adopt as many as you can?  Also, to be clear, there is no restrictions to build/buy, right?

You can adopt at any time. No restrictions on build/buy except for the ones involving community lots.

I take it that this means we can adopt as many toddlers as we want, at any one time provided we have the funds?

If we have any children or teens in the house when the parents age up, do we add or subtract points for them? Also, if we have any toddlers in the house when the challenge ends, are we allowed to age them up to see how much satisfaction and skills they have? Speaking of aging up, can we do that as soon we get the notification it's their birthday or do we have to wait for it happen naturally? (I'm not even sure if there is a way to age toddlers up early without a cake).

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2018, 08:27:22 PM »
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Does your first toddler that you make in CAS have to be a child before you can adopt your first toddler?  But after that, are you able to adopt as many as you can?  Also, to be clear, there is no restrictions to build/buy, right?

You can adopt at any time. No restrictions on build/buy except for the ones involving community lots.

I take it that this means we can adopt as many toddlers as we want, at any one time provided we have the funds?

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If we have any children or teens in the house when the parents age up, do we add or subtract points for them? Also, if we have any toddlers in the house when the challenge ends, are we allowed to age them up to see how much satisfaction and skills they have? Speaking of aging up, can we do that as soon we get the notification it's their birthday or do we have to wait for it happen naturally? (I'm not even sure if there is a way to age toddlers up early without a cake).

Regarding children and teens, you don't get any extra points for them. You do your scoring as soon as each toddler ages up. If you have toddlers left in the house when your parents become elders, you don't get any points for them. You have to wait for toddlers to age up on their own, since they can't make cakes.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2018, 10:23:40 PM »
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4. A parent may right click on a satellite to "prevent abductions" once a day.

Shouldn't it be left click to "prevent abductions"?
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2018, 08:40:58 AM »
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This also applies to using build/buy mode as a substitute for the Hand of the Watcher. It's okay to move furniture around, but if an adult Sim paints a picture, it has to stay on the easel until a Sim autonomously sells it.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:41 AM »
I came across an issue where toddlers aging up will glitch in the right circumstance. My toddler was marked to age on Wednesday, and it’s now Friday with no aging up, but she did get the Missed Birthday moodlet that goes alongside an uncelebrated birthday. In these circumstances, is there some sort of exception? It’s a bit of a challenge breaker if our toddlers get stuck as toddlers forever.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2018, 08:23:54 AM »
I came across an issue where toddlers aging up will glitch in the right circumstance. My toddler was marked to age on Wednesday, and it’s now Friday with no aging up, but she did get the Missed Birthday moodlet that goes alongside an uncelebrated birthday. In these circumstances, is there some sort of exception? It’s a bit of a challenge breaker if our toddlers get stuck as toddlers forever.

As with any glitch or bug, if you get that in your game file, you would PM the team about it.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2018, 03:37:09 AM »
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No Hand of the Watcher allowed (i.e., you can't open the refrigerator and pull out a meal for the toddler, no putting dishes in the sink or trash, etc.). This also applies to using build/buy mode as a substitute for the Hand of the Watcher. It's okay to move furniture around, but if an adult Sim paints a picture, it has to stay on the easel until a Sim autonomously sells it.

So does this mean we are not allowed to sell any career rewards our working Sim may obtain? As this involves going into the family inventory and dragging an item into the sell box. Just checking to see if this also falls under the "No Hand of the Watcher" rule. If this is not allowed then can we at least use them?

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« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2018, 10:29:46 AM »
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No Hand of the Watcher allowed (i.e., you can't open the refrigerator and pull out a meal for the toddler, no putting dishes in the sink or trash, etc.). This also applies to using build/buy mode as a substitute for the Hand of the Watcher. It's okay to move furniture around, but if an adult Sim paints a picture, it has to stay on the easel until a Sim autonomously sells it.

So does this mean we are not allowed to sell any career rewards our working Sim may obtain? As this involves going into the family inventory and dragging an item into the sell box. Just checking to see if this also falls under the "No Hand of the Watcher" rule. If this is not allowed then can we at least use them?

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2018, 02:23:34 PM »
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No Hand of the Watcher allowed (i.e., you can't open the refrigerator and pull out a meal for the toddler, no putting dishes in the sink or trash, etc.). This also applies to using build/buy mode as a substitute for the Hand of the Watcher. It's okay to move furniture around, but if an adult Sim paints a picture, it has to stay on the easel until a Sim autonomously sells it.

So does this mean we are not allowed to sell any career rewards our working Sim may obtain? As this involves going into the family inventory and dragging an item into the sell box. Just checking to see if this also falls under the "No Hand of the Watcher" rule. If this is not allowed then can we at least use them?

It looks like you're okay to do whatever you want with career rewards.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2018, 03:40:43 PM »
Rule Change:

The team recently had many discussions on the following rule...

  • No Hand of the Watcher allowed (i.e., you can't open the refrigerator and pull out a meal for the toddler, no putting dishes in the sink or trash, etc.). This also applies to using build/buy mode as a substitute for the Hand of the Watcher. It's okay to move furniture around, but if an adult Sim paints a picture, it has to stay on the easel until a Sim autonomously sells it.

After much talk over the last couple days, we decided to eliminate the rule.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2018, 04:40:44 PM »
Wow, that's quite a generous.challenge-changing rule modification!

Still, I'm glad I got the chance to practice the challenge at Chaos Difficulty first. It was insanely immersive... (and I still have a few head hairs left)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2018, 08:42:36 PM »
Wow, this will really change things up, thanks team, maybe now I can keep the few remaining shreds of my sanity I have left, in this challenge, lol.

@oshizu I know what you mean, I still have all my hair for now, but I have already ragequit at least once in this practice round, lol, thanks once again to the team for saving our sanity.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2018, 09:30:29 PM »
Thank goodness for that decision...I had finally lost my mind and started screaming at my adult Sims to clean up the trash, actually hand the food to the kids instead of putting it back in the fridge to rot, etc. My dog is convinced more than ever that I'm not right in the head as she stares at me in shock.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2018, 06:05:16 AM »
Well, I am glad the team made a good decision here in allowing Hand of the Watcher. We want it to be tough, but not so tough that it scares away some players. The team has to thread the needle sometimes in terms of how difficult an event needs to be. No one wants to see a leaderboard after three weeks of an event being live and having only 6 players on it.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2018, 02:21:08 PM »
Some may consider this strategy, but given a player PM'd the team we felt it only fair to share the following with everyone -- you can indirectly check how much Satisfaction a Toddler has. All Toddler whims complete for 25 Satisfaction, so just go under the stats section of the Simology tab and look at completed whims and you'll see where you are at. For scoring purposes though just follow the rule set recommendation and check when the Toddler ages up to Child.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
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Do we randomize all the traits for toddlers, children, and teens?

No. Trait choice is up to you.

I'm assuming this only applies to one toddler we are allowed to create in CAS at the start? Given that adopted toddlers already come with their own trait and all, so I'm guessing we wouldn't be able to change that?

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« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2018, 06:05:05 PM »
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Do we randomize all the traits for toddlers, children, and teens?

No. Trait choice is up to you.

I'm assuming this only applies to one toddler we are allowed to create in CAS at the start? Given that adopted toddlers already come with their own trait and all, so I'm guessing we wouldn't be able to change that?

You can also choose traits for children and teens when your toddlers age up.
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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2018, 10:14:25 PM »
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Do we randomize all the traits for toddlers, children, and teens?

No. Trait choice is up to you.

I'm assuming this only applies to one toddler we are allowed to create in CAS at the start? Given that adopted toddlers already come with their own trait and all, so I'm guessing we wouldn't be able to change that?

You can also choose traits for children and teens when your toddlers age up.

But no changing adopted toddlers traits while they are still toddlers right?

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2018, 03:02:25 AM »
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Do we randomize all the traits for toddlers, children, and teens?

No. Trait choice is up to you.

I'm assuming this only applies to one toddler we are allowed to create in CAS at the start? Given that adopted toddlers already come with their own trait and all, so I'm guessing we wouldn't be able to change that?

You can also choose traits for children and teens when your toddlers age up.

But no changing adopted toddlers traits while they are still toddlers right?

Dont think there is a legal way to change this trait within the tournament rules. So i would say no.

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2018, 05:46:18 PM »
Hi all!

I've just finally decided to buy Sims 4, (I had kind of boycotted it on principle since they didn't include an open world like Sims 3, and I figured I would hate it, but I miss the challenges here so much I finally gave in!) So I decided finally to download it, and I'm getting ready to try it out for the Rug Rats challenge. Everything so far seems to work, I've had my 9 year old daughter guide me through some of the interface differences. But the one thing I can't figure out is how to use buydebug to buy the satellite. I opened cheat, I typed bb.showhiddenobjects then I searched until I found the Spy Satellite, but it won't let me buy it. Is this the satellite we're supposed to use? Am I just using buydebug wrong?

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« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2018, 06:22:09 PM »
I searched until I found the Spy Satellite, but it won't let me buy it. Is this the satellite we're supposed to use? Am I just using buydebug wrong?

The one you need to buy is the Satellite Dish. I believe it costs $500. :)

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Re: Rug Rats: Surviving a Toddler Run Household
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2018, 08:02:29 PM »
Down to the wire!
31 fish
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26 recipes
= 98,000

I love it when players crawl out of the woodwork and come back. Here's the good news -- you're diving into the EASIEST challenge we have ever done in 9 years! A cakewalk! *waits for everyone to throw tomatoes at his face*