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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2019, 01:35:45 PM »
There's been some crazy high scores posted in the last few days. Hopefully, everyone is remembering the following rule...

  • The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction (at career level [8]) in the Games section is banned.


And trust me, I am not accusing anyone. I promise. It's just a friendly reminder.

I am always nervous when it comes to restrictions like that, because my game is not in English (and there is no way to switch it to English, although I'd love to), so I always have to deal with finding how such things are called in my game so I don't make a mistake. But if they are both in the Games section and don't appear anywhere else, then I'm fine, I didn't open the Games section on the computer at all.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2019, 05:27:45 AM »
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Quote from: Metropolis Man on May 10, 2019, 06:46:14 AM
There's been some crazy high scores posted in the last few days. Hopefully, everyone is remembering the following rule...

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The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction (at career level [8]) in the Games section is banned.


And trust me, I am not accusing anyone. I promise. It's just a friendly reminder.

Nope, I didn't do either of those things, I remembered the rules.  :)

But I did do one little strategy thing that I forgot to ask the team about, I just sent you guys a message now, I think it's okay though.  :-\



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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2019, 05:54:08 AM »
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Quote from: Metropolis Man on May 10, 2019, 06:46:14 AM
There's been some crazy high scores posted in the last few days. Hopefully, everyone is remembering the following rule...

Quote from: Metropolis Man on April 01, 2019, 07:03:59 AM
The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction (at career level [8]) in the Games section is banned.


And trust me, I am not accusing anyone. I promise. It's just a friendly reminder.

Nope, I didn't do either of those things, I remembered the rules.  :)

But I did do one little strategy thing that I forgot to ask the team about, I just sent you guys a message now, I think it's okay though.  :-\

Yep, I responded to your PM. You're fine.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2019, 04:02:18 PM »
This challenge was not kind to me. Or maybe just all the other things I had to do that did not give me much time.

I got 50.853.565 followers, career level 8 and celeb level 5.

That should end out in 5085 * 2,3 = 11695,5

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2019, 05:00:49 PM »
My sim ends up with:
- 1,003,362 followers
- career level 5
- celebrity level 1

So 1003 x 1.6= 1604

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2019, 05:19:12 PM »
# of followers - 2,267,385
career level - 7
celeb level - 5

2,267 X 2.2 = 4987

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2019, 05:47:53 PM »
My Sim has 76,578,656 followers.
She is celebrity level 5 and level 7 in the career.

7657 * 2.2 = 16,845

I just got Get Famous, so this was a nice way to dive in.



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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2019, 07:25:27 PM »
Oh man, I did not think I would finish in time, but here we go:

66,730,728 followers, career level 9, celeb level 5

6673 x 2.4 = 16,015

Some of those scores are godlike, I'm so impressed.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2019, 08:20:39 PM »
Well, I have no idea how everyone did it, but I had a hard time getting followers.

My sim, Brantley Bright had the following:
1,450,075 followers
Level 5 Career
Level 2 Celebrity

So, 145 x 1.7 = 246.5

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2019, 09:44:03 PM »
# of followers - 2,567,045
career level - 6
celeb level - 5

2,567 X 2.1 = 5390

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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2019, 10:48:44 PM »
Piper Pied finished the challenge with 2,580,301 followers, level 7 of the social networking career, and level 3 celebrity.

2,580,301 / 10,000 = 258.0301

258.0301 x 2 = 516.0602

Final score - 516

Thanks for another fun challenge.  Congratulations to the top scorers!

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2019, 10:53:56 PM »
I was just looking over some of the other posts, and I just want to make sure I was doing the math right for mine.  We are supposed to divide the followers by 10,000 right?  It looks like some people accidentally divided by only 1,000 to get their scores.  Or maybe I was wrong.  (Which would be great because I would get a higher score.)  So if someone could just make sure to check the scores or let me know so I can fix mine, that would be great.  Thanks for all your help in moderating these things!

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2019, 11:13:31 PM »
I was just looking over some of the other posts, and I just want to make sure I was doing the math right for mine.  We are supposed to divide the followers by 10,000 right?  It looks like some people accidentally divided by only 1,000 to get their scores.  Or maybe I was wrong.  (Which would be great because I would get a higher score.)  So if someone could just make sure to check the scores or let me know so I can fix mine, that would be great.  Thanks for all your help in moderating these things!

It looks like Whimsical Peanut, Metro, and sdhoey have all dropped only the last three numbers from their scores.

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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2019, 01:57:59 AM »
It's 11:55pm in my time zone and I barely finished!  My sim had 22,050,790 with Level 8 social media career and level 5 fame. 

I think that's 2205 x 2.3 = 5071.  Forgive me if the math is wrong.  It's very late.

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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2019, 06:17:28 AM »
I was just looking over some of the other posts, and I just want to make sure I was doing the math right for mine.  We are supposed to divide the followers by 10,000 right?  It looks like some people accidentally divided by only 1,000 to get their scores.  Or maybe I was wrong.  (Which would be great because I would get a higher score.)  So if someone could just make sure to check the scores or let me know so I can fix mine, that would be great.  Thanks for all your help in moderating these things!

It looks like Whimsical Peanut, Metro, and sdhoey have all dropped only the last three numbers from their scores.

Oh, good lord. How embarrassing. Lol. I will take care of correcting the scores. Thank you, reggikko.

This challenge is now closed. Everyone is now free to discuss strategy. Grats to Nikitachi and all participants.

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EDIT: Okay, I think I have all scores correct on the final leaderboard. Let me know if that is not the case.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2019, 06:55:29 AM »
This is the first time of me winning with a score that outperforms the other ones by at least one and a half times...
I am quite shocked and I really hope I didn't do anything that I shouldn't have done.
I will post my strategy later today, because I'm quite busy with work right now. Thank you for the patience.

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« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:29 AM »
Congrats on your win @Nikitachi and don't worry about making us wait, I do it all the time because the challenges close when I'm asleep so I have to wait to post until after I finish work the next day.

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It looks like Whimsical Peanut, Metro, and sdhoey have all dropped only the last three numbers from their scores.

Oh, good lord. How embarrassing. Lol. I will take care of correcting the scores. Thank you, reggikko.

Hehe, don't stress about it @Metropolis Man I screw up my scores all the time because I'm a maths dunce, but it's comforting to know I'm not the only one who messes up their scores sometimes. :P I probably shouldn't poke fun at the Moderators lol but I'm tired and this challenge drove me more than a little crazy

Anyway, I just popped in here to congratulate the winner and now that I don't have to rush to post my strategy, I think I'll leave that for tomorrow, as I don't have my notes on me and I'm heading off to bed. :P

Phoenix Wright is objecting to Celebrities in the game by the way and I'm joining him!

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2019, 12:35:21 PM »
Congratulations @Nikitachi !
I'm far from having such a great score,but here was my strategy:

I created a sim whose traits were : goofball,self-assured,cheerful and quick learner.
I put his lot traits to quick internet and convivial.
Then I made him create a club. The club activities were :socializing,making jokes and painting (I wanted to get enough money to buy the wishing well).

My first goal was to make him max the charisma skill,so that he would have the «upload viral video» option as soon as possible. It is the social media interaction that gives the most followers (about 1,5 to 2 millions at one time),and it can be done once every few hours.
So I made him be «confident» (by brushing her teeth and buying the confident club aura as soon as possible),and work on his charisma by clicking over and over on «update profile».
In the meanwhile I made him having funny social interactions with the members of his club,to get more club points and increase his comedy skill.
The club was always in meeting,so my sim never had to sleep or eat (the first club reward I bought was the «rally the troops» one).
I then bought the networked perk,and some club vibes perks (beginning on confident,then on playful).

I made my sim work first on the «leader of the pack» aspiration,then on joke star and friend of the world,fabulously wealthy,world famous celebrity. He completed leader of the pack and friend of the world.
With his aspiration points I bought first the Entrepreneurial reward trait,than the Antiseptic trait so that he would not lose some time on showering. I also bought him the Morning Sim and Night Owl traits,that sometimes made a difference between « playful » or « very playful»,«confident » or «very confident»,...

Concerning the emotions,at the beginning of the challenge I tried to make him confident.
Once he had max charisma,I always kept him playful or very playful. I found that the social media interactions worked more well when he was in this mood.
I made him confident when wishing for  promotions at the wishing well. I always gave the wishing well a $5000 offer before wishing. It gave me 3 times an instant promotion (but one time an instant demotion!). The other times it only gave me a message that my sim will have a promotion on the next working day,but it didn’t work.

To have enough money for the wishing well I sold the paintings from my club members the first days. Then,when charisma was maxed,I asked my friends for big loans. It was really easy to earn money that way once he reached 4 stars celebrity level,because he could make good friends instantly (I bought him the « Instant besties » celebrity reward).

The quickest way to have many followers for me was :
1) clicking on «update profile» over and over (maxing charisma and adding fame on the meanwhile)
2) when charisma is maxed, «upload a viral video » as often as possible. The option appears every few hours and it’s the only interaction that gives millions followers (1 to 2 millions every time it’s done)
3) when at level 3 of the career, « share an image » as often as possible
4) when at level 4 (I chose the Internet Personality branch of the career) « share jokes with followers » over and over (while being playful)
5) when at level 5 « shout out at venue » as often as possible (it appears approximately every 30 min and gives approcimately 2500 followers). So my sim and his club were always out from this point,most of the time at a library so that he could have access to computers (he had his laptop with him too,and his drone). He just went home to shower and wish at the wishing well.
6) when at level 6 I used the interaction «start funny meme » as often as possible (30000 followers),and clicked over and the over on the new interaction « broadcast status » that brings aproximately 10000 followers every time you click.
7) when at level 7 « announce appearance at a venue » replaces « shout out at a venue » and gives really more followers (about 200000),so I did it as often as possible while,of course,keeping on doing the other great interactions as often as possible (upload viral video-start a funny meme-broadcast status). I used « promote a photo» too,as often as possible.

I always had a drone streaming,it adds fame and some 200 followers  about every 30 min or 1 hour.

Finally it was on the last days of the challenge that I got the most of my followers. It’ more and more easy to gain followers as you progress in the career,because of the new social media abilities every new level gives you. I really increased my followers number once I maxed charisma,the once I reached level 6 of the career.

To be a 5 stars celebrity,doing the social media interactions over and over gave me the stars.
I chose the « networking and popularity » tree from celebrity rewards,and then had a club with celebrities to increase my fame.
I had the most positive social image by making instant good friends (how fun,because I asked them for big loans as soon as we were good friends!)

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2019, 01:21:50 PM »
Congratulations @Nikitachi 8) and great score.  I'm looking forward to seeing your strategy.

Great strategy @Elinoee!
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2019, 02:50:42 PM »
So, now I have time to describe my strategy. Thanks to Elinoee, it will be easier for me because she covered a lot of the points I also used.

Actually, the funniest fact is that it was my very first time playing with Social media path/gaining subscribers :D
As usual, before I started, I examined the past similar challenges and found Social Media Star from 2017 (https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28574.0;all) which was very similar to this one, except for the Fame (because it didn't exist yet). GlazeyLady won that one and shared her strategy (https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28574.msg468224#msg468224) which had the following crucial points:
- Max Charisma as soon as you can because it lets you Upload Viral Video that gives over a million followers each time and can be used every 8 hours;
- Wishing Well for promotions (which I always do in all the challenges anyway);
- Club with Rally the Troops (also do it every time);
- “Shout Out” at a venue as often as you can (every half an hour). I actually skipped this point when reading because, as I mentioned earlier, my game is not in English and I never played with gaining subscribers before, so I had no idea what this point means and how to perform it, so I just read it and forgot. But when I was playing, I discovered it by myself and heavily utilized it;
- Other means of gaining subscribers, used as soon as they become available (Start Funny Meme, Share/Promote Image, Prank Streamers, etc.).

Also, when I was preparing for some past challenge that involved gaining fame, I found somewhere in the web a large list of all ways to gain fame (265 entries!). I filtered it to find what I will naturally do during the challenge and found out that, besides the Social Media career, a nice way to gain fame is to perform certain romantic interactions with a celebrity on public. So that is what I chose to do.

I created a female Sim with the following traits: Cheerful, Insider, Ambitious + Quick Learner. I chose the cheapest apartment because she wasn't going to spend time there anyway. But choosing an apartment gives you a possibility to gain some quick and easy points in the City Native aspiration (and I needed to get 3,000 points as soon as possible to buy the Great Kisser reward and Max charisma quickly). So, my first steps were:
- Join the Good Timers club and make the leader (Bjorn) leave its leadership (I always do it in all my games) - this way I can use Rally the Troops from the very beginning and also get to choose club activities that I need to earn points quickly;
- Start my way to 3,000 satisfaction points by partially completing some easy aspiration milestones (City Native, Good Vampire, Leader of the Pack, Master Vampire);
- Find a celebrity to perform romantic interactions with. I chose Judith Ward because she's quite easy-going, is a 5-star celebrity and is for some reason always available to get added to your club (so you don't need to try and catch her somewhere, persuade her to get introduced, etc.). After adding her to the club, I started spending time with her on famous lots, performing romantic interactions (not all of them raise your fame level though, so I chose the ones that do). Eventually I married her, and knowing that you can't add to the household but there is no prohibition on moving this time, I switched lots with her - she went to my tiny empty concrete-walls apartment and my sim went to her luxurious mansion (oh, so close to what happens in real life...) :D I earned quite a lot of fame while doing this (don't remember for sure, maybe close to 2 stars, but I'm not sure here really) and maxed Charisma with the Great Kisser reward. Now it was time to start working on my career and subscriber count.

My sim joined the Social media career as soon as the game started, and wished for promotion immediately with the Wishing well, but got no luck on the first try. Now, when she had a lot of Judith's money, she could gamble with the well as much as she wanted to - and obviously she wanted to do it every 8 hours. And now, the wishing well was super generous this time - I don't know, maybe it liked the fact of standing in front of a wonderful house? :D But it gave my sim an instant promotion every time she asked for it! Thus, making it to level 9 took maybe about four days only. After level 9, it refused to promote her for the last degree no matter how many times she tried - so I just got the last promotion the normal way. This fact helped me greatly, because the higher your career level, the better opportunities for subscriber gain you get - and, as you can guess, I got all of them really fast. I chose the Internet Personality branch and used the following options as soon as they appeared, over and over:
- Start funny meme (career level 6);
- Broadcast status (career level 6);
- Promote image (career level 7);
- Prank streamers (career level 8);
- Charity stream (career level 9);
- Upload viral video (career level 9, but I got it much earlier when I maxed charisma).
All of those are under Social on the computer, not the Games, so I hope I didn't break any rules here.

Besides the subscribers, all these actions raise you fame level, so I got to level 5 quickly.
One more super useful action was Shout Out from venue/Announce appearance at Venue (which I mentioned in the beginning). It's available every 30 minutes, and it gave me over 100,000 subscribers every time! I kept doing it in the library too, along with all the other above-mentioned computer actions. This was actually extremely boring :D
I tried using a drone, but it kept running out of battery charge. I bought several to switch between, but soon realized that they're not worth wasting time on.

So that's pretty much it.
Nothing clever, just pure luck with the well.
This actually makes me feel bad because the well is so unpredictable and unreliable, and it definitely doesn't work by normal probability theory, nor does it depend on amount of money granted.
My suggestion for the challenge team is actually to ban using the well for the future, at least in the challenges where it can really be a game changer. People with brilliant strategies, patience and precise micromanagement shouldn't lose to a rigged item.

Hope I didn't miss anything valuable. If I did, I'll add it as soon as I recall. Please ask questions if you have any.
Oh, and here's the Fame list I mentioned, for everyone to use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tlI-t7ZUTMbuJpFtas1HVSOE8f67JBlj5Bn6AjhwGpw/edit?usp=sharing It used to be a tiny bit messier, so I fixed everything I could find so that all data belongs to corresponding columns and is unified :D

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 02:57:16 PM »
Great stuff Elinoee and Nikitachi. Super information. Thank you. :) GlazeyLady is actually in my little Diablo III clan and both of us were in the game last night chatting -- I'm like, "you were the Social Media champ two years ago, why no score this time?" Lol.

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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2019, 03:43:37 PM »
Great job Nikitachi!  I'm always envious of those who have such success with the wishing well.  My poor sims are always so unlucky!  The best I got in this challenge was a guaranteed promotion the next shift; usually I just got the "we'll take care of you at the next performance review" one which is basically nothing.

I also read GlazeLady's very informative post from two years ago.  There's a lot of good stuff in those past challenge threads. 

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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2019, 06:51:12 PM »
Congrats Nikitachi!

Pretty similar to everyone else, I overthrew Good Timers and rode out that confident moodlet to max Charisma asap, wishing well for promotions.

I actually didn't do any spamming before career level 4 since that's when Viral Video actually does anything and there aren't lower-level interactions that give enough followers to be meaningful. Instead I was making bank off of asking for loans for the 5k wishing well donations, getting the club and friend aspirations. I got all the skills I'd potentially need for promotion requirements meanwhile as well.

For the wishing well, I think the possibilities seem to depend solely on the face; if it's grinning or smiling/neutral, there's a chance of promotion, but only grinning seems to have 0 chance of getting demoted. 5k donations tend to auto-raise it to grinning. Idk if you can improve the stats by donating more at that point, maybe I'll look into it later. My practice consisted of finding that out by wishing 50x, so not foolproof, but yeah. So when I used the wishing well, I only wished if it wasn't already grinning.

I only got insta promotions for career levels 8 and 9, so way too late in my file for me to take full advantage of the most lucrative interactions. Tragic.

Broadcast status from the computer seemed like the best spamming thing (~10k followers)since it doesn't have cooldown. To take max advantage of Shout Out from XXX or the equivalents, I had my disguised sim go live at the Willow Creek Library and Broadcast Status from the computer and Shout Out whenever possible. My grind consisted of me shouting out/announcing appearance, broadcasting status 3x, then shouting out again. I was uploading viral videos, pranking streamers, etc. whenever I could, convenient since I was always sitting on a computer.

Fame came naturally with the constant status broadcasting, so I didn't do anything to help it along. I did accidentally lose a fame level temporarily because doing things in a celeb disguise doesn't give the fame it usually does, but I donated my wishing well last minute to fix that.

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« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2019, 08:55:14 PM »
I don't think I can add much. I did a painting club to get money for the wishing well and used the charisma level 10 to get upload viral video right away. The fame was automatic from broadcasting status constantly.

Instead of disguising my celebrity sim at the library, I locked the doors to only allow my club and then deleted everybody else from the club after I maxed the career. This way I was the only person in the library for the last 5 days or so.

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« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2019, 02:31:34 PM »
Great strategy @Nikitachi!  Congrats again.

It was nice reading everyone's strategies 8).

What I can add strategy-wise.

I had my club sleep in my Jasmine Suites apartment in 8 single beds, and sleeping was a club activity, and so was watching TV and being friendly.  I got rally the troops as soon as possible.  I got a lot of club perks.

My Sim did all the social media stuff, fame stuff and got followers and maxed skills, starting with charisma.  I kept changing the remaining club activities to suit my Sims' needs.

 
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