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Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:43:49 AM »
Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money

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Goal
In this challenge, your Sim will try to make some money in as many ways as possible before aging up to adult.




General Challenge Rules

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create 1 Young Adult Human or Alien Sim.
  • No household additions allowed after leaving CAS.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • Your Sim cannot leave work early or go to work late (should be at work before the job turns red).
  • Turn off all scheduled holidays, but pop-ups are okay (and yes, if your Sim wins the lottery, that counts).
  • This challenge concludes when your Sims age up to Adult.




Scoring

Total — You'll get 10 points for each method. You should also report your household income, which we'll use as a tie-breaker when 2 players have the same score. When you report your score, do not list all your methods, but the winner will be expected to provide a list.

We're looking for methods here, rather than objects. Fishing would count as a method; selling a tuna and selling a guppy would not count as 2 methods. Generally speaking, if the way you made money differed in wording, it counts. For example, asking for a small loan and asking for a large loan would be considered 2 methods. We don't want to provide a complete list, so PM the team if you're not sure about something. Do not ask in this thread.

Overall, skills count as separate methods.
Selling items your Sim made that were not connected to a skill counts.
Each career counts as a separate method.
Winning a contest counts.

You're allowed to count the selling of one collectible (crystal, mineral, poster, etc.), one career reward, one party reward, one piece of furniture, one item from personal inventory, and one item from household inventory.


Example: Dilet Tante made money from painting, fishing, selling an invention, working as a scientist, working as a painter, selling a career reward, selling a party reward, selling a collectible, selling an item from personal inventory, and selling an item from household inventory for a total of 100 points. His household income was 22,000 simoleons.

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 may 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 is expected to do so in detail.

This Event is Now Closed




Player                            Total
Deveroux850
thekatie0409820
Elinoee800
reggikko730
december22650
Metropolis Man610
SoulGal7530
CynKuy520
Nikitachi440
SueDenim430
MarianT410
workingmum8410
kirkbysims380
JocyMc360
smastbrook340
Ravencloud999260
jewels129240
coolsim9999999220
titaniadioxide200

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 07:42:23 PM »
how to we show the progress?



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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 07:44:59 PM »
how to we show the progress?

You only post in this thread when you have finished -- no need to show progress.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 09:11:27 PM »
What does it mean by "one piece of furniture"? Does that just mean one piece of furniture that came with the house?

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:20:11 AM »
What does it mean by "one piece of furniture"? Does that just mean one piece of furniture that came with the house?

Yes.

There have been a few questions about what counts as a "way to make money," so I'm clarifying:

1. Any separately worded action. For example, if your Sim is a writer, you can "self-publish," "sell to publisher," or "sell to Literary Digest." In collecting, your Sim can "dig," "rummage in trash," "grab a poster," etc.

2. Any skill. Your Sim can make and sell a drink (mixology), catch a fish (fishing), etc.

3. Any career. Your Sim can change jobs as often as you want, but has to go through a full working day to count the salary.

4. Pop-ups. Sometimes your Sim will get money from a chance card at work, a Fame choice, winning a contest, etc. These all count. Check your notifications before deleting them.

5. You may also sell one item from personal inventory (a second fish you caught, for example), and one career reward, one party reward, and one additional item from household inventory. You may sell one piece of furniture that came with your house.

Note: Your Sim may sell many more items to raise the household income number, but count the method only once.
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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 01:19:09 PM »
Thank you @MarianT , that really clears it up!

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 03:20:44 PM »
If two different skills use the same wording to make money is this counted as one method, because the wording is the same, or two because it is two different skills?

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 08:01:51 PM »
If two different skills use the same wording to make money is this counted as one method, because the wording is the same, or two because it is two different skills?

TIA

 I believe all the skills that you can earn money with are counted individually along with careers.

Above Rules
 "Overall, skills count as separate methods.
Selling items your Sim made that were not connected to a skill counts.
Each career counts as a separate method.
Winning a contest counts."

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 05:08:55 PM »
My sim earned money in 26 different ways x 10 points = 260 points.
Her final household income was $13,372.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 11:43:13 PM »
My Sim, Money Maker, made money by using 22 methods x 10 points = 220 points

household income = $21,410

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 05:42:45 PM »
My Sim earned money using 73 methods.

73 X 10= 730 points

Household funds: 54712


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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 05:45:16 PM »
Wow. I can't wait to see how you did that.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 05:47:21 PM »
Oh, we’ll see higher scores than that, I'm sure! :)

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »
My sim earned money 38 different ways. 38 x 10 = 380 points.

Household income was £16 761.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 07:56:28 PM »
My sim earned money 24 different ways with a household value of 18,322, so 240 points.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2019, 08:16:35 AM »
My Sim earned money in 41 different ways, ending with a household income of 13,352. Her score was 410 points.
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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 03:14:12 PM »
My sim earned money in 36 different ways and ended up with 14,518 in funds.  360 points.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2019, 02:08:39 PM »
Money Maker earned money in 65 different ways, and ended up with $198276.

65 x 10 = 650

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 06:48:42 PM »
I'm happy to say that my sim earned money in 80 different ways.
This challenge really made me explore many aspects of the game,it was fun  :)
Hope I've done everything right,I'm a bit surprised to get such a high score!
I have listed all the different ways.

Score: 800 points,household value: $29214

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2019, 06:56:05 AM »
This challenge ends Sunday evening so get those scores in soon. Good luck to everyone finishing up.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:06 PM »
My sim, Leona Vince, earned money in 20 different ways.  I probably could've gotten two or three more if I hadn't wasted time on something that. . . doesn't actually earn you money.  Whoops! 

So 200 points.  I was hoping to get to 25, but 20 was my bare minimum to be satisfied, so I'm ok with it, I guess.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2019, 10:03:38 PM »
I really enjoyed this challenge.  It made me think.

My Sim made money 52 different ways so 520 points. The income was 16,755 simoleans.
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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2019, 04:00:17 AM »
My sim earned money in 44 ways (440 pts), and the income was 18,684 simoleons.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2019, 10:19:25 AM »
 i thought this one was a lot of fun, my sim earned money in 41 different ways and had $10,316 when she aged up.  Can't wait to hear about all the different ways the front runners found to earn money.

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Re: Let Me Count the Ways...to Make Money
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2019, 12:04:13 PM »
Good morning all,
My sim Carlie Springer earned simoleons in 53 ways (530 points) and had $21,303 when she aged up. I had a list of potential ways to earn simoleons, but ran out of time to complete them all. It was a great challenge and made you really think of all the things 8) you can do to earn simoleons. Thanks for the great challenge!