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Stay-at-Home Parent
« on: June 03, 2019, 07:44:10 AM »
Stay-at-Home Parent

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Goal
For whatever reason, your Sim is a single parent, having to raise a toddler while trying to make ends meet. Luckily, there's free-lancing. Your Sim can take care of the little one and make oodles of money without leaving the house.




General Challenge Rules

Specific Challenge Rules
  • in CAS, create 1 Young Adult human or alien Sim and Toddler.
  • No moving.
  • No household additions.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • The YA Sim is the only one that can be controlled.
  • The YA Sim can only make money from gigs, i.e. a freelance artist cannot sell paintings.
  • The YA Sim must hire a nanny for toddlers or children before leaving the lot.
  • This challenge concludes at Week 3, Day 1, 8 AM.




Scoring
When your toddler ages up to child, add up your toddler skill points. You'll get .01 for each point. When your child ages up to teen, add up child skill points. You'll get .02 for each point. (Note: a "point" is whatever the number at the far right of the line is.) At the end of the game, write down household income (HI). Your final score is HI x 1.00 + toddler points + child points.

Example: Your Sim has an HI of 100,000 simoleons. The child had 2 communication pts, 2 potty points, and 5 imagination points as a toddler for .09, and 7 creative points, 3 mental points, 5 social points, and 4 movement points as a child for .38.

Add the total skill points (SP) to your starting multiplier of 1.00 -- 1.00 + .47 = 1.47.

100,000 x 1.47 = 147,000.

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                            HI          SP          Total
Deveroux328,326          1.98           633,669
Nikitachi264,914          1.96           519,231
Rainbow Dash188,788          2.02           381,351
LenaLJ191,889          1.98           379,940
BallerinaHippo172,418          1.97           339,663
Nandarelle159,946          1.99           318,292
Eighty8Keys167,027          1.66           277,264
reggikko124,247          1.97           244,766
Whimsical Peanut127,087          1.85           235,110
sone110,176          1.91           210,436
Elinoee105,262          1.96           206,313
sdhoey102,707          1.94           199,251
Metropolis Man101,692          1.95           198,299
Syrcen104,079          1.64           170,689
furbyqueen113,727          1.49           169,453
JocyMc115,743          1.40           162,040
MarianT112,128          1.42           159,221
kinseyam  99,103          1.31           129,824
SIMantics101  72,864          1.51           110,024
SoulGal7  50,113          1.76             88,198
littledove  52,421          1.65             86,494
mariposa1127  47,180          1.49             70,298
Abyshep  47,809          1.42             67,888
coolsim9999999  30,804          1.80             55,447
Deklitch  20,493          1.65             33,813
CynKuy  21,664          1.34             29,029

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 05:52:25 AM »
ooh I haven't played with freelancing yet. This looks ace.

Though, sorry to be stupid, please can I check what household income refers to. Is it the amount that's shown bottom left of the screen? In which case I presume you can't boost this at the end by selling all your furniture etc. as that would be income not from freelancing.



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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 06:30:17 AM »
ooh I haven't played with freelancing yet. This looks ace.

Though, sorry to be stupid, please can I check what household income refers to. Is it the amount that's shown bottom left of the screen? In which case I presume you can't boost this at the end by selling all your furniture etc. as that would be income not from freelancing.

Correct. Gig income is the only allowed way to increase household income, shown at the bottom left.

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 09:30:39 AM »
Hi, I have few questions, please. Are the adult skills, like fishing and violin, counted if the child has learned them?

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 06:40:29 AM »
Hi, I have few questions, please. Are the adult skills, like fishing and violin, counted if the child has learned them?

No, you're only interested in counting child and toddler skills.

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 05:59:22 AM »
For clarification on ending date: week 3 day one would be the first day(Sunday) of the third week?  If so:

Sim has an HI of 110,176 simoleons. The child had 2 communication points, 2 potty points, 1 imagination point, 3 movement points and 3 thinking points as a toddler for .11, and 10 creative points, 10 mental points, 10 social points, and 10 movement points as a child for .8.

Score: 210,436.16

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 06:22:42 AM »
Thank you, sone, for breaking everything down so the team can double check your score. The scoring in this event is a bit complicated.



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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 06:41:13 AM »
Hi, I hope it's not too late to ask a question or two here and there, I kind of rushed through my practice round without giving much though to potential questions I may want to put towards the team. (I only just started practicing a few days ago)

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The YA Sim must hire a nanny for toddlers or children before leaving the lot.

Does this mean we cannot take our toddler anywhere?  I'm guessing the rule down below means our Sim may not leave the house unless it is for work or am I wrong about this? (My practice Sim was practically a Hermit, lol)

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Your Sim can take care of the little one and make oodles of money without leaving the house.

I'd also like to know if there a limit on how many gigs our Sim can take on per day? 

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 10:23:16 AM »
As long as you take the toddler with you, you don't need a nanny.

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 02:26:40 AM »
I'm a little confused about something that I would like cleared up:

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This challenge concludes at Week 3, Day 1, 8 AM.

We are playing on the short lifespan like we do with all challenges right? Because if so then the child will age up into a teen before this date. I'm assuming we just keep playing the Freelancer side of things until the challenge ends?

I know I should probably be asking these questions sooner but I didn't really get a lot of time to practice for this one. 

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 03:50:30 AM »
I'm a little confused about something that I would like cleared up:

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This challenge concludes at Week 3, Day 1, 8 AM.

We are playing on the short lifespan like we do with all challenges right? Because if so then the child will age up into a teen before this date. I'm assuming we just keep playing the Freelancer side of things until the challenge ends?

I know I should probably be asking these questions sooner but I didn't really get a lot of time to practice for this one. 

Yes, short lifespan. Make sure you write down the toddler and child skill totals before they age up.
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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 03:25:00 PM »
Finishing early this time. My Sim's total money was 112,128. Toddler skills were 12 and child skills were 15, for a multiplier of 1.42. Toddler skills (1, 3, 3, 2, 3  for .12) and child skills (9, 3, 2, 1 for 15 x .02 or .30).
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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 04:08:37 PM »
Did way better than my practice run, although still feel like I could do better. Although Sims Social Services almost came about 4000 times, we did it!

HI of 113727, .65 in points from toddler and child points (5 4 4 2 2 as a toddler, 4 4 5 3 as a child)
Total score: 187,649.55


Correct score posted below. My logic skill is level 1.
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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2019, 04:34:59 PM »
Did way better than my practice run, although still feel like I could do better. Although Sims Social Services almost came about 4000 times, we did it!

HI of 113727, .65 in points from toddler and child points (5 4 4 2 2 as a toddler, 4 4 5 3 as a child)

Total score: 187,649.55

I come up with a different total.

17 toddler points X .01 = .17
16 child points X .02 = .32

Total multiplier = .49 (+1.00) = 1.49

113727 X 1.49 = 169453

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2019, 07:51:45 PM »
@furbyqueen - the team needs confirmation from you if my score correction for you is correct so one of us can update the leaderboard.

It would be very helpful for other players to post their scores similar to how I broke things down above. It's easier to double check things when the multiplier is separated, etc.

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2019, 10:13:01 PM »
@furbyqueen - the team needs confirmation from you if my score correction for you is correct so one of us can update the leaderboard.

It would be very helpful for other players to post their scores similar to how I broke things down above. It's easier to double check things when the multiplier is separated, etc.

I counted toddler points as .2 instead of .1, the correction was correct, my initial answer was wrong.
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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2019, 11:40:48 PM »
Household Income: 124,247

17 toddler points X .01 = .17
40 child points X .02 = .8

Total multiplier = 1.97

Final score: 124,247 X 1.97 = 244,766

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 06:03:59 AM »
Challenge Team: It looks as though you may have missed MarianT's score:

Finishing early this time. My Sim's total money was 112,128. Toddler skills were 12 and child skills were 15, for a multiplier of 1.42. Toddler skills (1, 3, 3, 2, 3  for .12) and child skills (9, 3, 2, 1 for 15 x .02 or .30).
The total was 159,221.

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 08:06:58 AM »
Thank you, Deklitch -- I sure did. :)

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 01:20:58 PM »
Household Income: 264,914

16 toddler points X .01 = .16
40 child points X .02 = .8

Total multiplier = 1.96

Final score: 264,914 X 1.96 = 519,231

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 10:59:08 PM »
I got this one knocked out early this time.

Household Income: 102,707

14 toddler points X .01 = .14
40 child points X .02 = .8

Total multiplier = 1.94

Final score: 102,707 X 1.94 =199,251

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2019, 05:00:45 PM »
This was my 1st time playing with free-lancing.  I had honestly missed it being added to the jobs, same with the addition of side jobs. 

Household Income: 115,743

16 toddler points X .01 = .16
12 child points X .02 = .24

Total multiplier = 1.40

Final score: 115,743 x 1.40 = 162,040

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 05:22:39 AM »
This one was actually kind of interesting.  :)

Toddler points: 22 x .01 = .22
Child points: 40 x .02 = .40

Total multiplier: 1.62

Household income: $188,788

Final score: $188,788 x 1.62 = 305,836

I could have done better with the household income if I had remembered or thought of one or two things earlier but I'm happy with this score.  :)

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2019, 07:17:38 AM »
This one was actually kind of interesting.  :)

Toddler points: 22 x .01 = .22
Child points: 40 x .02 = .40

Total multiplier: 1.62

Household income: $188,788

Final score: $188,788 x 1.62 = 305,836

I could have done better with the household income if I had remembered or thought of one or two things earlier but I'm happy with this score.  :)

I guess your scoring is a bit off. This one: 'Child points: 40 x .02 = .40' should be 0.80,  shouldn't it?
Then your multiplier is 2.02, and the total score is $188,788 x 2.02 = 381,351

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Re: Stay-at-Home Parent
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2019, 07:52:00 AM »
I guess your scoring is a bit off. This one: 'Child points: 40 x .02 = .40' should be 0.80,  shouldn't it?
Then your multiplier is 2.02, and the total score is $188,788 x 2.02 = 381,351

@Nikitachi Oh, you're right, I forgot that the child multiplier is higher than the toddler one! I didn't get much sleep so I didn't notice and I'm not used to having more than one multiplier.  ??? Thank you for pointing that out.  :)

@Metropolis Man Can you update my score please?