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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2018, 06:21:04 PM »
I am loving all the funny names, guys. :)



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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2018, 11:31:00 PM »
Lars Seni accumulated $235,475 before becoming an adult.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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I am intrigued...the jungle?

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2018, 01:51:12 PM »
Louse Morales, Bandit Queen of the Rumbasim, lol

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 07:43:04 AM »
Done with 215,997.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »
Belle Starr welcomed adulthood with $342,053.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2018, 01:52:33 PM »
Selina Kyle became an adult with 187,894.

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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2018, 04:53:47 PM »
Quickly putting this in before sleep.
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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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Re: Take This Challenge...It's a Steal!
« 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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