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2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:27:09 PM »
2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!



Goal
Your Sim has always wanted to set up a Museum and fill it with personal collections -- fossils, crystals, and plants, but perhaps also My Sims dolls, relics, and voidcritters. It's up to you what your Sim collects, but the more complete collections there are, the higher the score.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • The Get Famous Expansion pack is not allowed.
  • Create 1 Young Adult Human or Alien Sim.
  • Once you leave CAS, household additions are not allowed.
  • Only the 5 Nature Aspirations are allowed.
  • Once your Sim starts work on an aspiration, that has to be completed before starting a different aspiration.
  • Buying a lottery ticket is not allowed.
  • You should delete all scheduled holidays, but you may create one holiday with the traditions of your choice.
  • Moving is not allowed.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • This challenge concludes when your Sim gets the first notice from the Grim Reaper.

Scoring

Complete Collections** — Give yourself 100 points for all completed collections. Please do not specify which collections you finished when posting.
**A complete collection means obtaining every possible item of any given type with all the expansion content you have installed. More expansions installed may mean you have more items to obtain for a certain collection.

CM — Component Multiplier. This is a multiplier for finishing any of the components of the 5 different Nature Aspirations. For every component finished (20 total possible) you add 5% to your starting multiplier of 1.00.

Total — Just multiply your Complete Collections and your CM together for your Total.

Here's an example:

Your Sim gets the first notice from Grim, so it's time to stop playing. At that point, you have completed the Crystals, Elements, Metals, MySimTrophies, and Postcard collections (again, do not mention specific collection names when posting). You have also finished 3 Nature Aspirations (12 components) and 2 components of the remaining Aspiration.

5 complete collections = 5 X 100 = 500 pts

CM = 1.00 + (14 components X .05) = 1.00 + .70 = 1.70

Total = 500 X 1.70 = 850


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, MarianT, sdhoey, and LenaLJ) 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                            Complete Collections        CM       Total
GlazeyLady19002.003800
LenaLJ18002.003600
Nandarelle15001.802700
oshizu15001.802700
Snoochenpurner12001.802160
Eighty8Keys15001.352025
Tynynounours9001.901710
MomOfMany8002.001600
SarahSims9001.751575
sdhoey7002.001400
workingmum88001.551240
jewels1297001.601120
Metropolis Man7001.601120
JocyMc8001.351080
SueDenim6001.65990
Noyo6001.65990
CynKuy7001.40980
fivebyfive6001.45870
Nikitachi4001.75700
HelenP3001.75525
coolsim99999993001.50450
kinseyam2001.70340

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 12:27:52 PM »
I cannot believe we're almost at the end of this season. Where the heck did the time go? :)

EDIT: Oh, just a reminder...the Finale is a Major event. It counts twice for everyone's World Ranking.



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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 03:11:00 PM »
Awesome finale idea, team!  I have to do my play file for scout troop before I can start practicing for the finale :).
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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 04:04:17 PM »
That is a very cool picture!

Can your sim sell duplicate items or do you have to keep them all?

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 04:12:35 PM »
That is a very cool picture!

Can your sim sell duplicate items or do you have to keep them all?

That's fine with me. Can't see why you'd have to hang on to dupes. Yeah, just make sure you keep originals. After I close the event it would be fun to see screenshots from lots of players. :)

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 06:57:23 PM »
**A complete collection means obtaining every possible item of any given type with all the expansion content you own.

Does this mean that if you own a pack you must keep it installed?  Or can you remove one if you don't want to play with it, but collect everything possible for the packs you have installed?

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 07:09:39 PM »
**A complete collection means obtaining every possible item of any given type with all the expansion content you own.

Does this mean that if you own a pack you must keep it installed?  Or can you remove one if you don't want to play with it, but collect everything possible for the packs you have installed?


Yes, I like your understanding of it better. I'll rephrase the rule. Thanks.



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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 02:33:00 PM »
Thank you, coolsim9999999, for pointing out that there are 5 Nature Aspirations. I noted this in the rules for the CM scoring component.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 02:38:02 PM »
You're welcome.  I'm glad I could help, Metro 8)!
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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 12:00:13 AM »
I've been playing this game for years, many hours, multiple generation families, and I've only finished one collection - ever.  (Not one collection multiple times.  Exactly one collection, exactly one time.  And it hasn't been for lack of trying.)

This is going to be a hard one for me.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 09:09:20 PM »
I'm sure this is a complete Noob question, but what is CAS? Do you mean buying stuff for the house?

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 09:43:21 PM »
@Snoochenpurner
Hello, I'm not on the Challenges Team but I can offer an answer.
CAS stands for Create-A-Sim. You know when you start a new save? The first thing you have to do is create your sim(s), either an individual sim or a household.
CAS is that place where you design them, give them traits/aspirations, pick their outfits, etc.
Once you're done, you can save the household to your MyLibrary by clicking the folder icon in the top right, then click the check mark at the bottom right to start playing (choosing where to live).

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 04:21:59 PM »
What setting should we use for the Seasons this time? I believe they do matter.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 07:06:45 PM »
What setting should we use for the Seasons this time? I believe they do matter.

As far as I know, just use the General Rules settings for Seasons.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 02:08:06 PM »
Do we have to keep the collections?

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 02:24:08 PM »
Do we have to keep the collections?


No, but it might be kind of fun for players to post screenshots once I close the event.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2018, 08:26:46 PM »
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That is a very cool picture!

Can your sim sell duplicate items or do you have to keep them all?

That's fine with me. Can't see why you'd have to hang on to dupes. Yeah, just make sure you keep originals. After I close the event it would be fun to see screenshots from lots of players. :)

@Metropolis Man
In a previous response to HelenP, you said to keep originals though selling off duplicates was fine.
Your response to Snoochenpurner suggests that we don't need to keep our collections?
Would you clarify what we are and are not allowed to do with the collectibles we gather?


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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 08:06:37 AM »
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That is a very cool picture!

Can your sim sell duplicate items or do you have to keep them all?

That's fine with me. Can't see why you'd have to hang on to dupes. Yeah, just make sure you keep originals. After I close the event it would be fun to see screenshots from lots of players. :)

@Metropolis Man
In a previous response to HelenP, you said to keep originals though selling off duplicates was fine.
Your response to Snoochenpurner suggests that we don't need to keep our collections?
Would you clarify what we are and are not allowed to do with the collectibles we gather?



Well, the team never laid down you have to keep them in the rules. So, unless we change that before the event starts, I do not see why you have to hang onto collections. Sorry for any confusion. I suppose the big thing with a screenshot from a player who posts a great score is some kind of "proof."

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 04:41:31 PM »
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Well, the team never laid down you have to keep them in the rules. So, unless we change that before the event starts, I do not see why you have to hang onto collections. Sorry for any confusion. I suppose the big thing with a screenshot from a player who posts a great score is some kind of "proof."

Thank you for clarifying!

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 04:38:57 PM »
My Sim, Flora Nature got the following score:
3 collections and 2 Nature Aspirations (8 components) and 2 components of the remaining Nature Aspiration. (total = 10 components).

3 complete collections = 3 X 100 = 300 pts

CM = 1.00 + (10 components X .05) = 1.00 + .50 = 1.50

Total = 300 X 1.50 = 450

Awesome finale idea, team 8).  I'm interested in how everyone does.  Good luck!

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2018, 05:21:34 AM »
@coolsim9999999
I edited your post, as I dont think we should mention what collections we are completing but just the number.
As the specific collections are a big part of strategy.

But congrats on finishing so fast all year, I wished I could learn abit from you in that regards :)

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
@coolsim9999999
I edited your post, as I dont think we should mention what collections we are completing but just the number.
As the specific collections are a big part of strategy.

But congrats on finishing so fast all year, I wished I could learn abit from you in that regards :)
Oh O.K. Sorry Lena.  I saw that the example mentioned the collections by name.  Thanks for editing my post.

Thanks a lot for your congrats on my finishing challenges very fast all year.
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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2018, 04:38:44 PM »
@coolsim9999999
I edited your post, as I dont think we should mention what collections we are completing but just the number.
As the specific collections are a big part of strategy.

But congrats on finishing so fast all year, I wished I could learn abit from you in that regards :)
Oh O.K. Sorry Lena.  I saw that the example mentioned the collections by name.  Thanks for editing my post.

Thanks a lot for your congrats on my finishing challenges very fast all year.

Ah, yeah. My bad. Lena is totally right. It's strategy to decide what collections to go for, so no one should specify what they did in their final post. I will clarify in the rules.

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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 04:41:22 PM »
@coolsim9999999
I edited your post, as I dont think we should mention what collections we are completing but just the number.
As the specific collections are a big part of strategy.

But congrats on finishing so fast all year, I wished I could learn abit from you in that regards :)
Oh O.K. Sorry Lena.  I saw that the example mentioned the collections by name.  Thanks for editing my post.

Thanks a lot for your congrats on my finishing challenges very fast all year.

Ah, yeah. My bad. Lena is totally right. It's strategy to decide what collections to go for, so no one should specify what they did in their final post. I will clarify in the rules.
I'm glad we could help, Metro!  Sorry I put the collections I did in my score message.  Well, now I saw that it just got fixed in the rules 8).
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Re: 2018 Tournament Finale: That Belongs in a Museum!
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 07:46:45 PM »
Dang, missed the last event. Been so busy earning platinum trophies that I forgot how fast these tournaments go.  :(

Is there still time to join this challenge? It looks right up my alley, all I have to do is get as many collections as possible before my collector's life is about to end from old age, right? :)

Can I do a test file first? It's been a while since I've played The Sims 4 and I need to do some research.

 

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