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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 05:29:02 AM »
Making money should be interesting if we can only buy and place our unique item! Makes the challenge even more interesting IMO.

The rules say "you are only allowed to leave one item behind" I read this as "you need to remove all items but one which you will leave behind". Maybe I am not reading it right?

Also we are buying Satellite Dishes on all our properties, are we selling all of them or are they allowed to remain on the property but we don't count that value? *goes back to her emails

Yeah, i would have thought this, but i read the full convo in the posts for this challenge and Metro mentions "all homes remain untouched with the exception of the one object".
That made it sound like we don't remove any items but are only allowed to add one object at each lot.


Hmm. My understanding would be: we are not allowed to move or remove any of the original objects that came with the house, we can only leave one item behind and whatever other items we might have bought we would need to sell. If we are only allowed to buy only one single object we can't buy the Satellite Dish also the money making would be horrible unless there is organ donor carrier and I didn't discovered that yet  ::) But we can wait for the team to clarify that.  ;D

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 06:03:00 AM »
Ugh...this is getting sooo complicated and that stresses me out. I did not want it this way. Lena messaged the team and her understanding was how this would work is your score for houses is the value listed at the neighborhood screen when you pick houses. Then, it really does not matter if you move things around or buy other objects. The only other score is the value of the one unique object. Make sense. I apologize if I am confusing things, but the upside is this is precisely why we post rule sets a couple weeks ahead of time. :)



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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 07:48:03 AM »
Ugh...this is getting sooo complicated and that stresses me out. I did not want it this way.

Sorry Metro  :-[ We don't want you and the rest of the team stressed out!

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 07:49:31 AM »
Be patient everybody. :) I promise you by the end of today this rule set will make a lot more sense. I posted it yesterday a bit rough around the edges. I think I accidentally veered off course with a couple things and now know where the team wants to go with this. So, hold off on more questions for now and wait until I make a couple updates. The team just needs to collaborate. Stay tuned.

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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 01:17:04 PM »
Okay, the rules have been tweaked. Take a close look at them before you continue to ask for clarifications...see if things make more sense and if your questions are answered.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 01:52:24 PM »
New rule write up is ace thanks! (we need a fist bump emoji). One tiny question, seems obvious, but "New homes must not be previously lived in" just means we (the player) cannot have lived in it right?

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 01:57:12 PM »
New rule write up is ace thanks! (we need a fist bump emoji). One tiny question, seems obvious, but "New homes must not be previously lived in" just means we (the player) cannot have lived in it right?


Well, yeah, it applies to the player. You cannot evict anyone, so you are all that remains.



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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
New rule write up is ace thanks! (we need a fist bump emoji). One tiny question, seems obvious, but "New homes must not be previously lived in" just means we (the player) cannot have lived in it right?


Well, yeah, it applies to the player. You cannot evict anyone, so you are all that remains.

With the new saved households system i've had households disappear from the neighbourhood, that is why i've asked.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 02:21:10 PM »
I just realized that this challenge was available to practice for 8).  Now, I've got to plan my strategy!
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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 02:35:08 PM »
Thank you Metropolis Man and The Team for the clarified rules. They're crystal clear now!
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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 02:48:50 PM »
  • No adding to the household.

Forgot about that rule.

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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 02:53:01 PM »
Team --- I think you made  Sim versions of Jonathan and Drew Scott from the HGTV show "Property Brothers" 8)! I love HGTV, and that show --- and House Hunters are my favorite shows on that network.
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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2018, 03:10:39 PM »
You guys are going to kill me, but more changes may be coming. I am waiting to hear back from the team. It's the whole darned one item thing that is confusing things for players and complicating the rules. So, I have an idea that may boil things down even easier. Hold onto your hate I just need to get the team to sign off on my idea. *fingers crossed*

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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2018, 04:41:41 PM »
I will be posting rule set 3.0 soon. Still wanting to hear back from one team member, but I will share with everyone my view on this. And I do not get this way too often, but I feel very strongly about dropping the unique item component the more I think about it. It's not a big deal and it would be nice to do a no multiplier challenge. Do what you want with your houses. The whole point of the challenge is you have to move every day -- hard and fast requirement. And each house has to cost more than the lot value of your current house. So, bingo...make your homes worth more by doing whatever you want. Does not matter. When it's time to move...press Build mode to get the lot value...your next home has to be more. Easy peasy, right? I also would like to allow you to add Maxis homes to any empty lots in any world. More options for you. That's the gist of it. The rules will be much simpler.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2018, 05:18:05 PM »
Okay, rules simplified and done. I am taking the rest of the day off.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 06:11:26 PM »
Okay, rules simplified and done. I am taking the rest of the day off.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 07:21:22 AM »
Okay, one more change incoming today....one of the team members brought to my attention that allowing the placement of EA houses on empty lots is potentially a bad idea in the event that a score would need to be verified. So, with that in mind, I think we'll allow everyone the option to evict families if they choose to do that.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 01:32:37 PM »
Now, you can add value to the home, correct?

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 02:08:38 PM »
Now, you can add value to the home, correct?

It's totally up to the player as long as your next home costs more than the last's Lot Value.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2018, 03:24:28 PM »
For scoring, do you use the lot value when purchased or immediately before selling?

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2018, 03:31:45 PM »
For scoring, do you use the lot value when purchased or immediately before selling?

Immediately before selling. I'll make that clear in the scoring section.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2018, 04:44:29 PM »
Are we allowed to use whatever means (other than cheats or selling furnishings) to make money?

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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2018, 06:23:37 PM »
Are we allowed to use whatever means (other than cheats or selling furnishings) to make money?

No restrictions on making money aside from the obvious as you stated.

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« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2018, 06:57:59 AM »
Are we allowed to use whatever means (other than cheats or selling furnishings) to make money?

No restrictions on making money aside from the obvious as you stated.

I want to clarify the above statement I made...you CAN sell furnishings if you wish. That's a legitimate way to earn money just like careers, or any other way. But, you would have to do it before assessing lot value. What you cannot do is change lot value after you assess your score. That's not right and not in the spirit of fairness. So, for example, you write down that your Lot Value for your 5th home is $300,000. But, before you move you sell everything to get more money. Uh...no. That doesn't fly because then your $300,000 score goes right out the window. So, the bottom line is once you assess your lot value you need to move and that lot value cannot change.

  • Once you assess your Lot Value for a score, no changes can be made to the lot.

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Re: House Hunters Challenge: The Baker's Dozen
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2018, 09:12:57 AM »
Thanks for the clarification Metro

 

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