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2019 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:47:40 PM »
2019 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview

Welcome to the 2019 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament! The 14-event Tournament runs from January 4th to December 1st. With the exception of the mid-season Major and the Tournament Finale, 6 weeks and 5 weeks, respectively, all events will be 3 weeks. When an event goes live on a Monday the team will also post a preview ruleset of the next scheduled event to give players 3 weeks to practice. Here is a link to the official 2019 Sims 4 Tournament Events Calendar.

General Challenge Rules

Players are responsible for knowing and following the General Challenge Rules. The rules below apply to all 2019 Tournament events (Dynasty challenges are not Tournament events). Any exceptions will be noted in individual rulesets.

Participation and Practice
Participating in Tournament events is easy - just pick an event and dive in. Live events and/or events that are soon to go live have a thumbs up topic icon. Practicing before a challenge officially goes live is fine, but once you create your scoring file, that’s it—you have one attempt and cannot create a 2nd scoring file.

Starting Dates/Closing Dates
At the bottom of rulesets are official starting and closing dates. Playing your scoring file before the starting date or after the closing date is not allowed. You must submit scores in the individual challenge thread before the closing date has come and gone in your local time zone. Scores submitted after the closing date will not be accepted.

Creating Your Scoring Game File
Always create Sims in CAS (not CAS Storymode) from scratch, no gallery downloaded Sims or library Sims. All challenges begin in a fresh, virgin, completely unaltered town of your choosing. Missing community EA lots such as the spa, must be placed at the beginning of your file. You are free to travel and/or move to any neighborhood or town. Options - all default settings: Autonomy > Full; Auto Age (Played Sims) > Yes; Auto Age (Unplayed Sims) > Yes; Sim Lifespan > Short; Seasons players > No Extreme weather. Do not start any holidays of your own and turn off any holidays on the calendar.

3rd Party Custom Content
3rd party Custom Content that alters appearance for CAS purposes is acceptable and can be used at the player's own risk.

Banned Content for the 2019 Tournament

Cheats panel. You are only allowed to open the cheats panel for two things: a stuck Sim (ResetSim Firstname Lastname) or a stuck object (Moveobjects).
Modifications (mods) are patches that alter some core component of gameplay and are never allowed, including your practice runs.
Plumbob Reward Lamps (from owning Sims 3 base game and expansion packs).
Tricks to reset Whims such as reloading a game or traveling/entering CAS.
Editing Non-Home Lots. Personal inventory items can be placed on a non-home lot, but this is the only allowed editing of non-home lots. 
Life Extension - anything that lengthens pre-Elder life stages, including pregnancy, is prohibited.
Jasmine Holiday - no visits and no calling her.
Inventory Exploits - removing and replacing inventory items to make Aspiration milestone progress.
Exiting without saving and/or restarting from an earlier save. In the event your challenge file is plagued by a bug, then PM the team with specifics.

Strategy Discussion
Do not discuss any strategy for an event once that ruleset is posted. Questions like "Can I do x?" may seem innocent, but can also put that idea in someone else's head. So, please, PM the team. After an event closes you are free to discuss specific strategies.

The Honor System
The 2019 Tournament is about friendly competition and having fun. It attracts players of all abilities and competitiveness from casual first-timers to seasoned high-caliber veterans. We all want to have a good time no matter what we’re seeking to get out of the Tournament which means we all need to play honestly — no cheating and no exploits. If you discover an exploit then you must PM the team (Metro, sdhoey, MarianT, and LenaLJ) so we can quickly edit a ruleset. We have a zero-tolerance policy for cheating.

Submitting Scores
When you have finished all the requirements for an event submit your final score in the individual challenge thread and the team will update the leaderboard with your information. Remember not to comment on how you approached the event with specifics until the event is closed.

**Champion. The 2019 Tournament Champion will be the player at the top of the World Ranking at the close of the Tournament Finale on December 1 and will receive a 2019 Sims 4 Tournament Championship Plaque and a $100 gift card.
**Runner-Up. One $75 gift card will be awarded to the runner-up.
**3rd Place. One $50 gift card will be awarded to the 3rd place finisher.
**Fabulous Fifty Club Winner. All players who participate in at least 5 regular events (or one major + 3 regular events) will be entered into a random drawing at the end of the year. The lucky player chosen will receive a $50 gift card. It's the team's way of saying thank you to those who dedicate a serious investment of time to get the participation component of their world ranking to 50%.

We hope the 2019 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament adds new and exciting dimensions to your playing, and most importantly, we hope everyone has a great time. See you on the leaderboard — Metro, sdhoey, MarianT, and LenaLJ.

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Re: 2019 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 06:28:31 AM »
Given the fact that players can now get a significant boost to starting CAS Sims in skills/career levels just via answering some questions, the team needed to put their foot down and ban story mode Sims from all 2019 challenges...

Always create Sims in CAS (not CAS Storymode)

If you did use CAS Story Mode for the current event (Simazing Race), then please redo your file and start over. Thanks.

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