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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2018, 01:09:47 PM »
The Payne scouts finished Monday 1 at 8:45 AM for a total of 1485 minutes.

This was a fun challenge  ;D

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p.s. Can I play with them now? I wanna see what's all the fuss about Seasons :D

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:16 PM »
The Bryd Triplets complete on Thursday Week One at 6:27 am for a Total of 5667 minutes according to Lena's wonderful spreadsheet.

I pushed my limits on this one, and my hat goes off to those that did it on the first two days.  :o

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »
The Payne scouts finished Monday 1 at 8:45 AM for a total of 1485 minutes.

This was a fun challenge  ;D

Cheers!
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p.s. Can I play with them now? I wanna see what's all the fuss about Seasons :D

Great score, WP! And yes, absolutely, have fun with them. Save your file with a different name before you would progress in case the team would have any questions. Can't imagine why we would, but you never know.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2018, 03:25:56 PM »
I did save them with a different name :)
Wanna play with the holidays and having 3 kids seems the perfect way to play with them :)

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2018, 12:50:27 PM »
That was really fun, although a shame that scouting presents such little challenge. I finished in the first week, on Tuesday at 10:15PM, which amounts to 3735 mins

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2018, 12:57:32 PM »
That was really fun, although a shame that scouting presents such little challenge. I finished in the first week, on Tuesday at 10:15PM, which amounts to 3735 mins

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2018, 10:09:29 PM »
I finished on Monday at 3:54PM. Spreadsheet puts that at 1914. I was hoping for a little better of a time but I know at least one mistake I made.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »
Tweedledee, Tweedledum, and Tweedled'oh collected all their badges by 6:46 a.m. of the first Monday.
Score: 1,363 minutes

Usually, I earn the badges in the process of completing aspirations and attending school, so this was pretty fun.
And may I just thank the Challenges Team for the way they keep switching around the pace and feel of the various challenges to keep us feeling "fresh"!
Also, I always forget to thank LenaLJ for her wonderful spreadsheets.
 

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2018, 06:58:39 AM »
This challenge ends Sunday night, so get those scores in soon! Good luck to everyone finishing up.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2018, 12:47:06 PM »
All done. My 3 scouts finished on Thursday of week 1 at 8:37 AM -- 5,797 minutes.

EDIT: Look at the challenge team all grouped up at the bottom. Okay, Lena...break a rule or something so you can DNF and finish close to us mere mortals. ;)

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2018, 12:55:31 PM »
All done. My 3 scouts finished on Thursday of week 1 at 8:37 AM -- 5,797 minutes.

EDIT: Look at the challenge team all grouped up at the bottom. Okay, Lena...break a rule or something so you can DNF and finish close to us mere mortals. ;)

All hail Lena, *bows*

LOL your something else Metro, Putting all the pressure on poor Lena.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2018, 04:06:20 PM »
All done. My 3 scouts finished on Thursday of week 1 at 8:37 AM -- 5,797 minutes.

EDIT: Look at the challenge team all grouped up at the bottom. Okay, Lena...break a rule or something so you can DNF and finish close to us mere mortals. ;)

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2018, 02:27:31 AM »
I feel a bit of presured now :P I will do my best, I promise!
But I must admit I nearly forgot time on this one, as practicing for the next one kinda stole my attention :)

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2018, 11:03:18 PM »
The Andrews triplets completed the Challenge at 2:32 am on the first Monday, for a total of 1,112 minutes.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
I am sorry to disappoint @Metropolis Man but I had to go for a victory.

My 3 young children Gabriel, Kathy and Trinity managed to collect the last badge at 02:09 on the first Monday. Whic brings them to a score of 1089, that was extremely close :O

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2018, 04:08:31 PM »
Wow!  That's so close Lena and GlazeyLady --- 23 minutes  8)
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« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2018, 04:29:18 PM »
Wow!  That's so close Lena and GlazeyLady --- 23 minutes  8)

Yes, indeed. And it's going to be amazing how Lena just narrowed the gap in the World Ranking. It was so close already. It's truly going to come down to which of these two Sim giants will do better in the Final as to who gets first overall...at least that's my prediction. And knowing how both are...each is going to wait until the last day to post their score lol.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2018, 08:05:16 PM »
Long time no see, everyone. My scout troop finished on the first Monday at 12:16pm.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2018, 06:31:54 AM »
Long time no see, everyone. My scout troop finished on the first Monday at 12:16pm.

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Nice to see you, lesleyj42. Glad you were able to sneak a score in at the last minute.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2018, 02:54:59 PM »
I must say I found this challenge amazing. The very shortness of it really opened up for testing.
During the tests I had end times all the way down to ending at 01:12 AM, but in the final run it ended up being 02:09 AM

It was all about timing and doing the tasks for the badges as fast as possible.

So I started out with making a club, with the only activity being drawing.
The I invited 2 sims that had the family oriented trait, as I hope that they would encourage and help with homework by themselves, that worked out rather well.

The order I did the badges and what I did:

1. Arts and Crafts:
Make crafts at the childrens drawing table. The mom encouraged one of the children, and the two others where encouraged by the club members, once in a while.
This one is taking alot of time. But after this, the club had enough points to get "Rally the troops"

2. Scholarly Aptitude:
Can be completed with one setting of doing homework. Mom again helped one, and the two club members instantly helped the other two.

3. Young Scientist:
Que up experiments at the science table. As soon as the action starts, cancel it. This is very very fast.

4. Sociability:
Friendly interactions with mom and the 2 club members. Its just to choose fast ones like "Ask about day" etc.

5. Good Deeds:
As soon as the Sociability is done, turn over to funny interaction to get them to laugh.

6. Give Back:
The crafts made earlier can now be given away on the PC for charity. Also very very fast.

7. Civic Responsibilities:
Make a mess, as soon as the action starts, stop it, clean it up, and make a mess again, tedious, but it works.

8. Outdoor Adventurer:
Que go fishing, as soon as it counts, cancel the task, again extremely fast.

9. Keep Fit:
The one I had the most struggle with finding a fast way to do.
But the swing saved me. Just que up swing actions, and wait on them complete.

Lastly it was just to collect the badges at the board.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2018, 03:18:12 PM »
@LenaLJ
Thank you for the detailed breakdown of your winning strategy!

Keep Fit took me the longest--I'd say one hour for each Keep Fit point.
But I couldn't use only the swing.
For some reason, one of my kids got nauseous after two consecutive swinging sessions in my practice file.
I ended up having the kids switch between 4 different activities.

Congratulations on your win!
This was really a fun challenge. I agree that the shortness allowed a lot of opportunity for practicing.

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »
Congratulations on your win, Lena!  Awesome strategy 8).
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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2018, 09:36:31 PM »

I couldn't use only the swing.
For some reason, one of my kids got nauseous after two consecutive swinging sessions in my practice file.
I ended up having the kids switch between 4 different activities.


Clearly I'm not as compassionate as you.  When your kids got sick, you gave them an alternate activity; when my kids got sick, I said, "Suck it up, kid! Keep swinging!"   ;D ;D ;D
It didn't seem that nausea slowed then down with regards to how fast they got the badge.  (Oh, bad mom  :'()

I did pretty much the same activities as @LenaLJ , except Civic Responsibility and Arts and Crafts. - When I practiced, and cancelled mess-making right away, the mess disappeared if I didn't give more mess-making time, so I went looking for a faster activity.  When Lena said she used that, I figured I was missing something, so I fired up a game with kids, and sure enough, the mess disappears from sight, but the kid can still "Clean up".  (I love how I always learn new things in every challenge.)  Instead of that, I gave mom a bar and had her pour 24 glasses of water in a fenced in area (so the club members wouldn't come drink them). For each kid, I put out 8 glasses on a counter right beside a trash can and had them throw them away one at a time.  Very fast.

For Arts and crafts, create Summer crafts was faster than Draw, and in a test between 2 kids, one being encouraged and the other not, I saw no difference in how fast they completed the craft.  The one being encouraged did gain more skill.  (I noticed the same for homework - a kid being "helped" got the badge just as the homework was done.  Her sister, who was not being helped got the badge at the same time, but the homework wasn't completed.)  So I didn't worry about having an adult to help.  But then I found that if the birthday cake was ready and placed near a kid, that kid could age up and paint 6 small classic paintings in the same amount of time that the other kid could complete 5 Summer crafts.

I alternated socials (Friendly, Joke, Gift, Friendly, Joke, Gift, etc. so I could keep using "Ask about Day" without getting a boredom moodlet; when gifts (bottles of bubbles) and jokes were done, I pulled them from the rotation and finished friendly socials).

So I had my kids start - one on the swings (the longest activity), one on socials, and one on the very fast activities (Outdoor, Scholarly, Civic, Scientist).  When each finished all of those, I aged them up, had them paint and collected all the badges at once. 

Congratulations @LenaLJ

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Re: Scout Troop
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2018, 10:46:12 PM »
Awesome strategy, GlazeyLady 8)!
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« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2018, 02:18:46 AM »
Congratulations @LenaLJ !

During my trial runs, I kept running late into the week - so my parent got level 3 writing so that she could write excuse notes for them.  Then she baked a cake.

For Civic Responsibility, two of the three threw away the same plate (start, take a step, stop the action moving incrementally closer to the garbage can. repeat)  The third accidentally finally threw it away halfway through the badge and we had to find other messes to clean up.

I didn't even think of the swingset.  During my trial runs, I couldn't keep the kids on the jungle gym.  (They kept getting off to do other things). So I aged them up for "Keep Fit."