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Kicking Careers into High Gear
« on: March 05, 2018, 06:11:55 AM »
Kicking Careers into High Gear



Goal
Who wants a job? Many Sims in Willow Creek and surrounding areas do, and your Sim is the one who's going to make sure they get it, and get those dream promotions, too.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • The Jungle Adventure Game Pack is banned for this event.
  • Create one human or alien Young Adult Sim.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions. The satellite moves with you if you choose to move.
  • Adding to the household is player choice, but no one can move out and you're capped at 8 total Sims over the course of the challenge. Example: you immediately bring in 7 Sims after starting -- no additional Sims can be brought in. But, if you start by bringing in 5 Sims, then you would be able to bring in 2 more if you wish.
  • All jobs scored must be unique. Each branch of a given career is considered a unique career. So, Sim 1 could max the Chef branch of the Culinary Career and Sim 2 could max the Mixology branch, but not the Chef branch since Sim A already had.
  • Sims must be moved in with the "Ask to move in" social. No adoptions.
  • This challenge ends when your starting Sim turns Elder.

Scoring

1 - 8 Each number represents a household member, then use the points below to score each household member depending on how far they got in their careers (only levels 5 and above get scored). Use Lena's spreadsheet to calculate your score, but you also need to explain your score as noted in the example. No need to detail what careers were chosen.     

Level 5 -- 1 pt
Level 6 -- 2 pts
Level 7 -- 3 pts
Level 8 -- 4 pts
Level 9 -- 6 pts
Level 10 -- 8 pts
Level 11 -- 10 pts (only applies to Secret Agent)

Example:

Sim 1 -- lvl 10 & lvl 5 (9 pts)
Sim 2 -- lvl 6 (2 pts)
Sim 3 -- lvl 7 (3 pts)
Sim 4 -- lvl 8 (4 pts)
Sim 5 -- lvl 5 & lvl 9 (7 pts)
Sim 6 -- lvl 7 (3 pts)
Sim 7 -- lvl 7 (3 pts)
Sim 8 -- lvl 8 (4 pts)

Total -- 35 pts

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                            1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    Total
Nikitachi1420211229231320152
GlazeyLady1716251817161617142
Tynynounours182016181612118119
MomOfMany2216161211161310116
sdhoey1112101112112126114
Metropolis Man141212161611149104
mens006710111218111216999
SueDenim1214146610141187
math_chick1016410101391385
BallerinaHippo912106121481182
kirkbysims10812128712675
CynKuy7810610109969
workingmum86981110681169
Eighty8Keys5108126881067
simemie41088884656
Noyo46849431048
MarianT6338666947
JocyMc6469644543
SimsAholic3643464434
SarahSims3344445633
jewels1294354444432
oxJennxo4336436231
kethrydrake67910678630
mxshining3342333829

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 06:12:35 AM »
Spreadsheet is coming soon (thank you, Lena).



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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 09:20:46 AM »
Argghhhh I hate playing with large households. I thought the toddler one had used all my patience, this might take me to a whole new level!

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 11:11:06 AM »
If a sim dies can you still count their points?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
Definitely. Whatever career level they attained up to that time you can count.
If a sim dies can you still count their points?

Definitely.

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 12:16:06 PM »
Sorry if this is a dumb question... but how do you "bring in" sims? Through CAS, or adding townies in manage households or...?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 12:45:53 PM »
Sorry if this is a dumb question... but how do you "bring in" sims? Through CAS, or adding townies in manage households or...?

You use the "Ask to move in" social.
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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 01:08:45 PM »
Sorry if this is a dumb question... but how do you "bring in" sims? Through CAS, or adding townies in manage households or...?

You use the "Ask to move in" social.

Got it, thanks :)

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
Two clarifications:

Sims should be moved in with the "Ask to move in" social, not through Manage Households.

Also "all maxed jobs should be unique" was changed to "all jobs scored" should be unique.
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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 03:31:35 PM »
Can we choose from all the careers we have available, or only base game?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 03:57:07 PM »
Can we choose from all the careers we have available, or only base game?

All careers available.

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 03:59:35 PM »
Spreadsheet added.
If you have see any errors or problems with it, please mention me or PM asap

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 04:29:37 PM »
Thanks, as always, Lena. :)

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 09:09:56 PM »
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Create one Young Adult Sim.

Do they have to be a human Sim or can they be of any life state? Also, do Sims we move in have to be Human Sims as well?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 09:57:59 PM »
If you bring in 7 and one has an accident while upgrading the television or meets an end in some other fashion, can they be replaced?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 10:00:06 PM »
If you bring in 7 and one has an accident while upgrading the television or meets an end in some other fashion, can they be replaced?

No. Once your household has reached 8, that's all you can score.
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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 05:50:57 AM »
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Create one Young Adult Sim.

Do they have to be a human Sim or can they be of any life state? Also, do Sims we move in have to be Human Sims as well?

The only thing that matters is that your starting Sim's lifespan is not lengthened in any way during the challenge, so they would need to be Human or Alien. I'll make a note in the rules. I don't see how it would matter if any other life states were brought in. But, we'll hear other team members voice their opinion.

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 10:05:50 AM »
If I ask someone to move in, can I move in other people from their household from the same interaction, or do I need to ask each person of the household individually?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 10:46:26 AM »
If I ask someone to move in, can I move in other people from their household from the same interaction, or do I need to ask each person of the household individually?

I don't think it matters really. You're capped at 8 total, so however you want to get that amount.

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 12:52:29 PM »
Does it matter who we move in? What I mean is, are the EA premades allowed or does it have to be new townies spawned by the game?

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 01:10:18 PM »
Does it matter who we move in? What I mean is, are the EA premades allowed or does it have to be new townies spawned by the game?

You can move in any Sims provided by the game. The only stipulation is that you not create any Sims other than the one you start with.
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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 02:35:16 PM »
Does it matter who we move in? What I mean is, are the EA premades allowed or does it have to be new townies spawned by the game?

You can move in any Sims provided by the game. The only stipulation is that you not create any Sims other than the one you start with.

Okay, thanks :)

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 12:57:42 AM »
Oh hey, a different kind of challenge for my Felicia sim to take on!  She and her kitty Kismet will have these careers maxed in no time!  This'll get me motivated to play a series again.  Heck, maybe she'll even marry one of her housemates!  XD
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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2018, 04:17:07 PM »
Hey, another question (sorry!) but do we only count career levels achieved while we're playing? So if a sim we move in already comes with a job, do we only count the levels we achieved or do we count the level they're at, even if they didn't necessarily earn them while we played them? (I'm sure there's a better way to word that but I can't think of one right now so sorry if that just sounded really confusing, hopefully it makes sense).

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Re: Kicking Careers into High Gear
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2018, 04:57:59 PM »
Hey, another question (sorry!) but do we only count career levels achieved while we're playing? So if a sim we move in already comes with a job, do we only count the levels we achieved or do we count the level they're at, even if they didn't necessarily earn them while we played them? (I'm sure there's a better way to word that but I can't think of one right now so sorry if that just sounded really confusing, hopefully it makes sense).

As the Scoring sections states, your score is how far a Sim gets in their career. Does not matter if a Sim comes into your house already in a career.

 

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