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Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:48:59 AM »
Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!



Goal
Recently Carl did a video on his YouTube Channel that spotlighted the Kleptomaniac trait. After watching it I immediately remembered the klepto challenge we offered up from two years ago. Lots of fun. So we're loosening the restrictions a bit from the original event to see what kind of strategies everyone puts together.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create one human YA sim in CAS. You must choose the Kleptomaniac trait.
  • No adding to the household.
  • No moving.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • All income is limited to selling stolen items**. If you did not steal it, you cannot sell it.
  • This challenge ends when your Sim has aged up to Adult.
**NOTE: Outdoor plants cannot be stolen. Your Sim might think it's possible to swipe them, but they won't show up in inventory. In addition, your Sim will think the swipe was successful and not be able to steal anything for a few hours.

Scoring

Household Funds ó When your Sim turns Adult, sell all stolen items in Household and Personal Inventory, then note your total Household Funds.

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 ó ďoh, I did not think of doing that.Ē Itís always safer to PM everyone on the team (Metro, LenaLJ, MarianT, and sdhoey) 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
GlazeyLady                           342053
LenaLJ                           305483
Nandarelle                           275512
oshizu                           261125
Nomac                           259325
HelenP                           248181
jaycravn                           241664
BallerinaHippo                           235475
Eighty8Keys                           221944
Nikitachi                           215997
Metropolis Man                           213667
Noyo                           194113
SueDenim                           187894
workingmum8                           181768
Whimsical Peanut                           181413
Tynynounours                           157778
JocyMc                           150278
SIMantics101                           132109
coolsim9999999                           120454
junegem                           110123
sdhoey                           80104

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 08:19:32 PM »
I think this is going to be a fun, short challenge that will really help people try to roleplay a trait and not say "ew, this trait is going to suck."  ;D

No adding to household may seem like a jerk rule but for a challenge like this, you really need to focus on a single character. Having a full household may seem fun, but only if you plan on micromanaging them because you have eight mouths to feed, eight beds to clean and eight butts to wipe. (No mean to be offensive, but every house I played has two toilets.) With just one Sim, you can put them in a premade house and learn how to micromanage their needs and try to resist the temptation to hit the testingcheats code (like I do) and see how work in the wild.

If I find some time, I might test this challenge out just to see how long I can handle playing The Sims 4 without entering the cheat code to fill their motives.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 08:37:26 PM »
I think this is going to be a fun, short challenge that will really help people try to roleplay a trait and not say "ew, this trait is going to suck."  ;D

No adding to household may seem like a jerk rule but for a challenge like this, you really need to focus on a single character. Having a full household may seem fun, but only if you plan on micromanaging them because you have eight mouths to feed, eight beds to clean and eight butts to wipe. (No mean to be offensive, but every house I played has two toilets.) With just one Sim, you can put them in a premade house and learn how to micromanage their needs and try to resist the temptation to hit the testingcheats code (like I do) and see how work in the wild.

If I find some time, I might test this challenge out just to see how long I can handle playing The Sims 4 without entering the cheat code to fill their motives.

You were the very first player to comment on the Jokers Wild rule set after I posted it and did not participate, so I hope you will participate in this one.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 03:27:52 PM »
I know. I haven't played The Sims 4 in a long time because I have a PS4, PS3 and PS Vita and a Nintendo Switch so I have a lot of gaming options.  ;D Still, I will look over the rules again and try a practice file just to get myself into the groove of this. I tend to use motive cheats so this will be a challenge, trying to avoid cheating up a Sim's needs and making sure they eat, sleep and shower when they need to, something I am woefully having trouble with in real life.  ::)

But this challenge doesn't ask for very much.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 10:26:56 PM »
I just finished my 4th practice run of this challenge 8).  It was awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 05:30:56 AM »
I just finished my first practice run of this challenge 8).  It was awesome!

Hands in the air like you just don't care! :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 06:13:00 PM »
I finished my first practice run and started a second. The second is going much better...Yea!  ;) Not sure if I'll enter the tournament but this is fun

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 07:12:03 PM »
I finished my first practice run and started a second. The second is going much better...Yea!  ;) Not sure if I'll enter the tournament but this is fun

Welcome to the forum. :) I hope you decide to participate.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 11:57:21 AM »
I finished my first practice run and started a second. The second is going much better...Yea!  ;) Not sure if I'll enter the tournament but this is fun

Welcome to the forum. :) I hope you decide to participate.
Thanks! I've been practicing.

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 01:37:53 PM »
I just finished my 4th practice run of this challenge 8).  It was awesome!

Yowza, @coolsim9999999   
Four practice runs already?! Sounds like you're really enjoying it!
I have to say it is one of my very favorite challenges!!!  *slinks back to Baby Boomer....

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 02:02:53 PM »
Yup --- 4 practice runs, but not this week @oshizu :).  I'll probably get 1 more in before it goes live.  Good luck finishing baby boomer!
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 05:05:21 AM »
Can you sell stuff as you go along, or do you need to keep it til the end?

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 05:49:50 AM »
For those of you wondering where I have been these past few months ...

Well, my laptop has been giving me a lot of trouble this year, it's stopped working twice and I've been having some major issues with it. At first, it was just a fan replacement, then more serious problems, so I haven't been playing The Sims..

It's a shame really, I won my first challenge, I'd hoped to do more of these challenges, I was really looking forward to some of them, the Baby Boomer one in particular but alas.

I'm taking my laptop to the computer shop this week, to be looked at ... again! But I don't know if I'll be able to participate in any more challenges until I can get this one replaced, which won't be until next year.

I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on and to wish all of you the best of luck.

I will return to these challenges one day (Hopefully I can do the Baby Boomer and more of these challenges next year), in the meantime I'll be cheering you guys on.

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 06:34:00 AM »
For those of you wondering where I have been these past few months ...

Well, my laptop has been giving me a lot of trouble this year, it's stopped working twice and I've been having some major issues with it. At first, it was just a fan replacement, then more serious problems, so I haven't been playing The Sims..

It's a shame really, I won my first challenge, I'd hoped to do more of these challenges, I was really looking forward to some of them, the Baby Boomer one in particular but alas.

I'm taking my laptop to the computer shop this week, to be looked at ... again! But I don't know if I'll be able to participate in any more challenges until I can get this one replaced, which won't be until next year.

I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on and to wish all of you the best of luck.

I will return to these challenges one day (Hopefully I can do the Baby Boomer and more of these challenges next year), in the meantime I'll be cheering you guys on.

Well, yuck. :( Computer problems are always stressful. I was wondering what happened to you, especially given you had won your first event. Best of luck with getting a replacement laptop.

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 07:54:24 PM »
When Fred Klepto aged up to adult, he had stolen items worth ß120,454!

Awesome challenge, as always 8)!


It's great to see you around, again, Rainbowdash, and good luck with your computer.
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 08:17:21 PM »
Stuart Hall swiped his heart out. When he aged to adult he had acquired 80,104 worth of items.

I needed to knock this one out. With Florence coming full steam, don't know what's coming this week.

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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 01:48:11 AM »
Can you sell stuff as you go along, or do you need to keep it til the end?

^^ I wish to echo HelenP's question. May we sell as we go along (like we could in 2016)?

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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 05:15:47 AM »
@sdhoey --- I wanted to wish you a safe time during the storm.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 05:26:06 AM »
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Great score there!
I love how you posted your score so early!

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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 06:28:13 AM »
Can you sell stuff as you go along, or do you need to keep it til the end?

^^ I wish to echo HelenP's question. May we sell as we go along (like we could in 2016)?

Oops, sorry, Helen. I missed that yesterday. Absolutely you can sell stuff you steal as you go.

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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 08:02:53 AM »
Thank you very much @oshizu 8).  This challenge was a lot of fun.  Good luck on your scoring file 8)
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 11:10:16 AM »
Brianna Thief had great fun swiping and became an adult with 150,278.

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 07:43:43 AM »
Harley Conn managed to acquire $181,768 worth of stolen goods before she aged up.

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2018, 05:03:10 PM »
ArsŤne Lupin left behind his lucrative life of criminal notoriety on his adult birthday, retiring to his personal island after stashing his ill-begotten gains in an off-shore account.

Household funds: $261,125

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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2018, 06:03:11 PM »
Lady Christina de Souza acquired a grand total of ß 275512.

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2018, 05:53:31 PM »
this was such a fun challenge!! my thief Robbyn Simms was able to accumulate ß241,664 through her criminalistic lifestyle, and now intends to settle down in the country and adopt some cats with her future wife
a very fun challenge indeed, hopefully i will be able to do a few more ! ;D
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2018, 06:21:04 PM »
I am loving all the funny names, guys. :)

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« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2018, 11:31:00 PM »
Lars Seni accumulated $235,475 before becoming an adult.

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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2018, 04:00:31 PM »
I do love doing these challenges ;D Before I started practising for this challenge, I had never given one of my Sims the Kleptomaniac trait.  Anyway, Lavender Lightfingers managed to lift a total of $110,123 worth of goods.  Good luck to all.

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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2018, 05:58:23 PM »
Louise Morales swiped her way to £248,181, and now the jungle calls.

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« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2018, 08:42:09 PM »
Louise Morales swiped her way to £248,181, and now the jungle calls.

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« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2018, 08:33:53 AM »
Well she's got to go somewhere to spend her ill-gotten gains and I figured Selvadorada was remote enough to evade the law :)

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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2018, 01:51:12 PM »
Louse Morales, Bandit Queen of the Rumbasim, lol

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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2018, 06:56:05 PM »
Robin Steele accumulated $221,944 worth of stolen goods before he aged up.

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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
I probably should have planned better, but my sims only got to 157 778 simflouz out of ill-gotten furnitures... Some of thoses scores are very impressives!

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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2018, 07:40:38 PM »
Just four more days left of this event, you kleptomaniacs. So, start robbing your neighbors blind and sell your goodies. :)

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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 07:43:04 AM »
Done with 215,997.

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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2018, 11:51:14 AM »
Minnie Moocher just aged up to adult. She was a little sad noone thought of throwing her a birthday party, but she managed to loot $259,325 to make up for that.

I had chosen the kleptomaniac trait before but never realized its full potential. What fun this was! :D
These challenges really do enrich my gameplay, I'm so glad I finally decided to participate this year - and it seems I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

Good luck to everyone finishing up!

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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2018, 05:50:59 PM »
Danny Ocean turned Adult and sold all his goodies for $213,667.

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« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »
Belle Starr welcomed adulthood with $342,053.

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« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2018, 07:53:55 PM »

 Played first time on Kleptomaniac trait at Sims 4, as Celia, (Thief of the Thieves game), final result is 194.113 simoleons, happy simming - sul sul.  :) ;D







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« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2018, 01:52:33 PM »
Selina Kyle became an adult with 187,894.

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« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2018, 04:32:47 PM »
I *think* I've just worked out what was done to get the highest scores. So disappointed I didn't think of that tactic at the time and can barely wait to see if I am right.

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« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2018, 04:40:21 PM »
Wyatt Moon aged reached adulthood and sold all his goodies for $181,413


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« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2018, 04:53:47 PM »
Quickly putting this in before sleep.
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« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2018, 11:41:29 PM »
By the time he reached Adulthood, young Robin Hood's total household funds were $132,109.  The proceeds from his thefts will be donated to charity.

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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2018, 07:08:38 AM »
This event is now closed and everyone is free to discuss strategy. Well done to all 21 participants and a special tip of the "stolen" hat to the winner, GlazeyLady. :)

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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2018, 09:25:31 AM »
Congratulations, GlazeyLady 8).  It will be awesome to see your strategy, later!
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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2018, 09:38:57 AM »
Thank you @Metropolis Man and @coolsim9999999.  And congrats to everyone who completed the challenge.

Key parts of my strategy:
Add missing EA lots - Dust Bowl has a very expensive TV, Willow Museum of Fine Arts has a Suit of Armor and a couple of expensive paintings. Spa gives opportunity to learn wellness without buying anything - for teleporting at the Von Haunt Estate to get expensive paintings.

Join Good Timers to get Rally the Troops; create Klepto Club with Swipe Objects as a club activity - this gives you the ability to swipe any object during a club gathering, regardless of your mischief skill.

Switch around aspirations to get 2500 easy Satisfaction points -  Good Vampire and Master Vampire aspiration tasks (Search for information, Read Vampire Lore 1, Get to level 3 in Vampire Lore) provide most of these; Buy Shameless and Always Welcome.  Shameless prevents the negative impact of getting caught stealing - your sim can literally steal the computer another sim is using and have no negative impact.  Iím not sure if Always Welcome helps, but it seemed like a good idea.

Hang out at the Landgraabs and the spa (placed across the street from Springscape).  This was to encourage the game to move sims into Yuma Heights and Springscape.  I got this from Ricalynnís 2016 challenge strategy.  Iím not sure how much it helps - the game did move families into both of those houses, but sims were also moved into most of the other empty houses.

Let Belle wander autonomously between steals - when a club has Swipe Objects as a club activity and the club gathering is active, sims in the club will steal objects autonomously.  Iím not sure of the specifics of how this works, but based on what I saw, hereís what I think:
-  The autonomous steal action isnít triggered for any sim you are looking at or for any item you are looking at - I base this on the fact that I only saw sims stealing autonomously twice and both times I just happened to be moving around and caught them already in the act.
-  A sim can steal autonomously even with the cooldown in effect, and the duration of the cooldown does not increase.
-  A sim can autonomously steal an item they are not close to, and the item isnít necessarily gone after they steal it.  For example, while I was watching the silver Suit of Armor on the second floor of the Oasis Springs museum (to prevent other sims from stealing it) my sim was on the first floor and autonomously stole a gold Suit of Armor - I only knew it happened because I got the message for it.  There is no gold suit of armor on the first floor of that museum, so apparently they can steal something that is on the lot even if they arenít near it, and the one they steal might be a variation of the one thatís actually there.  She also got two Viva More of La Landcape paintings from the Villarealís, and they had different frame colors.  In this case, I didnít get a message that sheíd stolen it - I only knew when I took her back home and checked her household inventory.  I scrolled through the messages and there was only the one message about the painting.
- I didnít take her home to sell her items every time she stole, so I donít know exactly where the other extra items came from.   Most of items were the same as the expensive things I had her stealing, but she did end up with some chairs, 2 Blooming Beauty Wall Paintings, and a variety of decorative items that I didnít instruct her to steal.  I'm not sure but she may have also gotten one more computer than I had her steal.  Most of the time the items didnít say where they were stolen from (that includes the ones I told her to steal).  However, in a practice game (and this is how I initially discovered the autonomous stealing) she stole 2 Virtuoso Violins from the Goths - they both did indicate they were stolen from the Goths.
- After finishing the actual challenge, out of curiosity, I checked the household inventories of some of the Klepto Club members to see how much theyíd stolen.  (Membership changed throughout the game, but these members were each in the club for a period of time.) 
Mila Mulch stole 23 items worth $22,100
Mortimer and Bella Goth stole 13 items worth $9,715
Alice Spencer-Kim stole 29 items worth $9,820
Nancy Landgraab stole 26 items worth $11,985
Luna Villareal stole 20 items worth $8,745
Bjorn Bjergsen stole 23 items worth $18,720

Sorry this post isn't very easy to read - only have a few minutes before work.  I'll clean it up later.  ;)

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
Congratulations @GlazeyLady !

(Shameless would have helped that one time I checked the room, and missed the guy asleep in bed.  Always Welcome let me just hang out in random houses for hours while I stole their stuff, cooked their food, and slept in their beds.)

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2018, 11:29:30 AM »
Congratulations to all.

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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2018, 12:27:09 PM »
You're welcome Glazeylady.  Great and detailed strategy!  I didn't realize that the Goths had two $15,000 violins 8).  I did get Cassandra's violin by playing the piano in that area, and she'd come up and play her violin, and then, leave it unattended.
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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2018, 06:51:00 PM »
You're welcome Glazeylady.  Great and detailed strategy!  I didn't realize that the Goths had two $15,000 violins 8).  I did get Cassandra's violin by playing the piano in that area, and she'd come up and play her violin, and then, leave it unattended.

The Goths don't have two violins - only one.  When my sim came home with two, both saying they were from the Goths, I started experimenting and trying to figure out how that happened.  There were multiple times, in practice and in the challenge game, when my sim "acquired" something on her own, and then was still able to steal it when I told her to - like when she got two Suits of Armor from the museum in Oasis Springs, even though there's really only one there. 

I'm really interested to know if anyone else had this happen - it only occurred for me when I let my sim wander unwatched, in an active club event with "Steal Objects" as a club activity.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »
You're welcome Glazeylady.  Great and detailed strategy!  I didn't realize that the Goths had two $15,000 violins 8).  I did get Cassandra's violin by playing the piano in that area, and she'd come up and play her violin, and then, leave it unattended.

The Goths don't have two violins - only one.  When my sim came home with two, both saying they were from the Goths, I started experimenting and trying to figure out how that happened.  There were multiple times, in practice and in the challenge game, when my sim "acquired" something on her own, and then was still able to steal it when I told her to - like when she got two Suits of Armor from the museum in Oasis Springs, even though there's really only one there. 

I'm really interested to know if anyone else had this happen - it only occurred for me when I let my sim wander unwatched, in an active club event with "Steal Objects" as a club activity.

Yeah, then it sounds as if the club activity has a chance of duping something you swipe. Wow. That is amazing. I had no clue.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2018, 09:05:42 PM »
You're welcome Glazeylady.  Great and detailed strategy!  I didn't realize that the Goths had two $15,000 violins 8).  I did get Cassandra's violin by playing the piano in that area, and she'd come up and play her violin, and then, leave it unattended.

The Goths don't have two violins - only one.  When my sim came home with two, both saying they were from the Goths, I started experimenting and trying to figure out how that happened.  There were multiple times, in practice and in the challenge game, when my sim "acquired" something on her own, and then was still able to steal it when I told her to - like when she got two Suits of Armor from the museum in Oasis Springs, even though there's really only one there. 

I'm really interested to know if anyone else had this happen - it only occurred for me when I let my sim wander unwatched, in an active club event with "Steal Objects" as a club activity.

Yeah, then it sounds as if the club activity has a chance of duping something you swipe. Wow. That is amazing. I had no clue.

I don't think it's duplicating what you steal, because often it was items that I didn't tell her to steal, so she only ended up with 1 of them in her inventory.  I think it just lets them swipe something as long as it's on the lot - for example, she swiped a chair from Springscape that was worth about $300.  I didn't tell her to swipe one of those, and she only had the one in her inventory.  It does seem to be limited to items that are actually on the lot though.

The weird thing is, there seems to be two different things going on:
1 - sometimes the item is a variation of the one on the lot (like the different frame colors and the different colors of the Suit of Armor) and the one on the lot is still there - the game recognizes it as happened but it didn't really happen - like when your sim gets a "phone call" from a sim, but that sim is actually on your lot and not on the phone or when you get a message that your sim swiped something, and the sim is at school (which isn't actually a lot and therefore has no items for stealing).
2 - sometimes the sim actually takes the item and it is gone (like the Blooming Beauty wall painting in the screenshot below).
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This is the kind of thing that really bugs me when I can't figure it out.  :D  It's times like this that I wish I could look in the code and see what's really going on.


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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2018, 09:14:15 PM »
I love your Sim's costume/outfit Glazeylady!  I thought the Goth's only had 1 violin.  Thanks for clarifying that.  Your explanation of that and picture with writing to explain stuff is really awesome 8).
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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2018, 04:05:26 AM »
Just like GlazeyLady I found that a club could help you get more steals, but uhh was I bad not to follow my sim around and not watch her ;)

Then I just tried to go to each household, and lot where I knew there where valuable items and swipe what I could.
I had no time for testing this challenge, so I am rather amazed about the high score I got.

Congrats on the win @GlazeyLady

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« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2018, 09:34:39 PM »
Thanks @LenaLJ!
 
I prefer to think my sim appreciated the opportunity to wander unwatched, and rewarded me with extra stolen goodies!   ;)