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Offline SoulGal7

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2019, 07:17:28 PM »
My sim, Digger Jones, a distant cousin of Indiana Jones, assembled and activated 13 relics. I had lots of fun with this challenge.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2019, 10:18:08 AM »
My sim assembled and activated 10 relics.



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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 11:24:24 PM »
I got the expansion pretty recently and hadn't had the opportunity to try it out much before, so that was fun!

My sim assembled and activated 21 relics, trekking the deadly jungle dozens of times in her 60's style bathing suit like a pro. Half through, I definitely wished I did a proper test run, but oh well.

Are we breaking ties in any way, since it seems like there will be a lot of them?

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 09:01:09 AM »
Are we breaking ties in any way, since it seems like there will be a lot of them?

It would only matter if 2 players activated all 27. Then those players would use Lena's spreadsheet to figure out their actual time.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 10:26:36 AM »
My Indiana Jones Sim assembled and activated 11 relics.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2019, 08:33:36 AM »
This challenge ends Sunday night, so get those scores in soon.

Good luck to everyone finishing up.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2019, 04:05:36 PM »
My sim finished with 21 relics activated.



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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2019, 08:55:44 PM »
My sim assembled and activated 15 relics on himself-- and lived to tell the tale.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2019, 06:25:19 AM »
My Sim, Indiana Sims, assembled and activated on herself 23 relics.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2019, 01:44:25 PM »
Holly Martin discovered, assembled and activated (on herself) 19 relics.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2019, 01:52:10 PM »
Chen Lee discovered, assembled, and activated 1 relic.  This was interesting as I usually don't play this pack.  It made me stretch my wings and play in a different way than I normally do.
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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2019, 02:09:10 PM »
My sim discovered and activated on herself 11 relics.  I haven't played with jungle adventure except as a casual holiday destination in quite a while, so this was fun.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
My sim discovered 20 relics and activated all on herself.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2019, 10:41:02 PM »
Oh  man this one felt easier than a lot of the challenges, but was still such a rush for time!


Ultimately I was able to get 19 relics and activate them.
I couldn't for the life of me find more than a few of the cat relic tops and I was bummed about that.

Can't wait to read everyone else's strategies.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2019, 07:47:34 AM »
@SnuSnu, I removed much of your post. The rules state very clearly that strategies cannot be shared until the challenge is over for everyone.
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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2019, 10:47:10 AM »
My sim activated 11 relics. I won't lie here, I was hoping for a much better result. Oh well, I never have any good luck with 'chance' challenges. Off to the skills one - I am usually much much better in those! :D

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2019, 08:52:09 PM »
Arizona Smith finished with 18 relics.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2019, 06:12:14 AM »
This event is now closed. Thanks to all participants. Grats to Rainbow Dash on the win. Everyone is now free to discuss strategy.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2019, 10:36:46 AM »
...now that it's all over...
I get to say that the late breaking cloning ban threw me for a loop because until that point, cloning had been my strategy.
But, I ended up learning a lot more about Jungle Adventure in the ensuing scramble.  Thanks!  Fun challenge.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2019, 10:51:47 AM »
I'm guessing for everyone with 18+ relics, the bottleneck issue was with those darn cats.  >:(

The only real strategy that I pulled was to initially raise my Selvadorian Culture skill before going into the woods--lets you avoid some bee/firefly nonsense and opens the secret shop from which you can buy watcher bases and one of the kinds of tops, along with need fillers for food and hygiene, plus infinite machetes. I also traveled back and for to El Selvadorada and home a few times to reload the market, since I didn't want to get attacked in the jungle. I did a new vacation for every excursion so I didn't have to wait for temple reloads.

The other thing once I realized the usefulness was to fill the Jungle Explorer aspiration, since at that point you had a chance to get multiple relic parts from simple treasure chests.

The only relic that I made sure to get was the skeleton one since then it freezes most of your needs (though it did scare me and said the effect had 4 days left when it only had 2, go figure).

I also just used my computer to buy the 18 common and uncommon jems, helped me keep track of which ones I had a lot better since they were color coded. I got plenty of rare jems from machete'ing through passageways and passing the scenarios. I mailed them all in rather than refining them myself.

If I did it again, I wouldn't even bother with archaeology; I would repeat my beginning strategy then actually prioritize for the Jungle Explorer aspiration, then constantly go into all the jungle doors and through the temples.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2019, 11:15:39 AM »
Great strategy, @Deveroux

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2019, 11:25:22 AM »
The problem for me was getting rare crystals. Despite giving my Sim a nature aspiration for the Collector trait and giving him the Geek trait, I only managed to find 2 or 3 (I'm at work and my notes are at home) rare crystals. I even spent one day in the Scientist career just digging for crystals and only found one. I came just short of finishing Jungle Explorer--I should have prioritized that sooner. I also used the strategy of going home and then starting a new vacation to reset the temples, bought all of my common and uncommon crystals on the computer, and maxed the Selvadoradian culture skill early for the ability to purchase relic parts and machetes. Once I bought the common and uncommon crystals, I immediately sent them all off to be refined.


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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2019, 05:04:55 PM »
The biggest problem for me was the Balampalsoh relics.  I only got one of those in my scoring run.  I also maxed Selvadoradian Culture right away (unlocking the secret supply interaction was worth it) and I bought my uncommon crystals on the computer.  I also figured out pretty quick that I needed to activate relics on myself as soon as possible because many of them give a cooldown period after you cure the curse.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2019, 05:08:10 PM »
I PM'd Rainbow Dash, so we should hear her strategy soon. She is not a regular challenge participant so she may not be familiar with the protocol of the winner promptly posting strategy.

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Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2019, 01:54:26 AM »
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« on: April 01, 2019, 05:08:10 PM » Re: Let's Get Mystical
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2019, 05:08:10 PM » I PM'd Rainbow Dash, so we should hear her strategy soon. She is not a regular challenge participant so she may not be familiar with the protocol of the winner promptly posting strategy.

I wasn't aware I had to post my strategy on the same day the challenge was announced officially closed, as it stands, that was the middle of the night for me so this evening was the best time for me to post. (It's early evening here). Sorry guys, time zone differences generally mean that I'm not usually around when a challenge closes but I'll try to be quicker in the future. I hope you all understand, I'll post my strategy soon.  :)

 

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