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The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:34:50 AM »
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Goal
We're sending your Sim on a trip around Sim world: Willow Creek, Oasis Springs, and Newcrest are definitely on the list; the other two worlds are up to you. If you don't have 2 additional worlds, you can re-use 2 of the base game ones. In each world, your Sim will have a different challenge to work on. Try to complete the race as fast as you can -- the winning Sim gets 1 million simoleons, courtesy of Rosebud Associates.




General Challenge Rules

Specific Challenge Rules
  • In CAS (no Story Mode), create 1 Young Adult human Sim.
  • No additions to the household.
  • No moving.
  • No changing life state.
  • Clubs are not allowed.
  • Your Sim must begin the first challenge by 9 am on the first day.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • Your Sim has to stay in each challenge world until that challenge is completed. Your Sim can't ask other Sims to join him or her.
  • A community lot may be added to Newcrest.
  • After each challenge, your Sim will have a mandatory rest period on his or her home lot of at least 12 Sim hours before going to the next challenge. Your Sim may not work on any challenge during the rest period, and can only do things that raise needs. Before beginning the next challenge, your Sim's needs should all be in the green.
  • This challenge concludes when your Sim has finished the last challenge in the 5th world. Plug in the necessary information into Lena's spreadsheet. Here.
Pick a different challenge below to accomplish for each of the 5 worlds. All 5 challenges must be done. --

1. Make friends with 5 residents of that world
2. Earn $50 in tips
3. Catch 5 unique fish
4. Win 5 games of chess against 5 different residents of that world (Note: You cannot do this challenge in the same world as #1)
5. Reach level 5 fitness




Scoring
Your starting lot is your break area. The only things you can do on your home lot is fulfilling a Sim's needs. As soon as you leave the boundaries of your home lot, note the time because the clock starts ticking in the first challenge world. When your Sim finishes the challenge, pause and note the amount of time it took. Add up all 5 times for your total score. Use Lena's Spreadsheet to help with scoring.

Example: Phil Kesim took 5 hours and 25 minutes to make 5 friends; 12 hours to earn $50 in tips; 3 hours to catch 5 unique fish; 10 hours and 20 minutes to win 5 games of chess; and 12 hours to reach level 5 of fitness for a total of 42 hours and 45 minutes.

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 Time (minutes)
thekatie04091473
Rainbow Dash1515
BallerinaHippo1592
Nikitachi1707
LenaLJ1865
reggikko1936
Nandarelle1969
Deveroux2308
Syrcen2310
SoulGal72476
Elinoee2537
Metropolis Man2879
Eighty8Keys3049
MarianT3154
furbyqueen3193
MxRainbow3453
SIMantics1014299
mariposa11274674
JocyMc4675
junegem5092
CynKuy5426
sone5996
coolsim99999996057
techiechick6169
Noyo6360
sdhoey6735
Deklitch6939
kattiq7390

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 06:57:32 AM »
Hey, I used to watch this show, I like the racing challenges too!  :D Starting the question train early because I have a lot. Are you really that surprised lol

I'm gonna take a wild guess that Occults are banned right? Because most of them get a skill boost of some kind or powers that could benefit them in some way.

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Pick a different challenge below to accomplish for each of the 5 worlds --

So no doing the same challenge twice then?

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Your Sim has to stay in each challenge world until that challenge is completed. Your Sim can't ask other Sims to join him or her.

So, I'm assuming clubs are out of the question then?

I'm assuming we are allowed to place community lots or edit the existing ones in Newcrest according to our needs? If so are there limitation on what we are allowed to place? Are some community lots banned?

Are vacation worlds allowed?

I realize that asking about Occults and Clubs may be considered as strategy questions by the team but these questions are going to get asked anyway so I figured I may as well post them here.

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 08:28:40 AM »
@Rainbow Dash, since you've watched the show, you know that players don't suddenly become vampires or mermaids in the middle. Nevertheless, we've changed the rules to keep the Sims human.

And yes, you must complete all 5 challenges.
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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 08:39:10 AM »
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Posted by: MarianT« on: Today at 08:28:40 AM »@Rainbow Dash, since you've watched the show, you know that players don't suddenly become vampires or mermaids in the middle. Nevertheless, we've changed the rules to keep the Sims human.

And yes, you must complete all 5 challenges.

Lmao, you got me there, I haven't watched the show in a very long time but now I realized how silly that question sounded, I'm not sure where my mind was at when I asked that.  :P

I'm still not sure what to do with Newcrest though as there's nothing there and I don't think Sims visit that world.  :-\

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 10:27:27 AM »
This challenge looks like quick fun.

Two questions:
 - The no moving rule - does that mean within a world?  Don't you move to the next world?  Or do you just visit there?
 - The last world - do you need a rest period before you're done or does it end as soon as you finish the last challenge?

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 11:20:01 AM »
This challenge looks like quick fun.

Two questions:
 - The no moving rule - does that mean within a world?  Don't you move to the next world?  Or do you just visit there?

Your home base -- starting lot -- does not change. You're visiting other worlds for the sole purpose to do one of the five challenges. You're not actually moving there.

- The last world - do you need a rest period before you're done or does it end as soon as you finish the last challenge?

Thanks!

You would be done when the 5th challenge at the 5th world is finished. No need to tack on another 12 hours.

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 11:21:11 AM »
This looks awesome and I can't wait to give it a go. I love challenges where I only have to keep track of one or two Sims.

As to raising fun during rest periods, we are limited to things that cannot be used in the challenges, correct? Once we complete a challenge, can we then use those? For example, after the win 5 games of chess is complete, we would be able to use chess to build fun, but not before, right?

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 12:53:00 PM »
As a huge TAR fan, I'm so excited. Might make a Rachel Reilly sim just for this challenge
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 02:22:53 PM »
This looks awesome and I can't wait to give it a go. I love challenges where I only have to keep track of one or two Sims.

As to raising fun during rest periods, we are limited to things that cannot be used in the challenges, correct? Once we complete a challenge, can we then use those? For example, after the win 5 games of chess is complete, we would be able to use chess to build fun, but not before, right?

You're correct. Prep work for a challenge may not be done during the rest period, but after a challenge is finished, you could do something like play chess or fish to raise fun.
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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 03:59:26 PM »
Are we allowed to add any lots to Newcrest?

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 05:13:38 PM »
Are we allowed to add any lots to Newcrest?

Send a PM to the team with specifics. Generally, for any challenge file, you play in a virgin, unaltered town. However, if a community building like a spa or a bar is missing, then you can place it before you go into Live mode.

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
@Rainbow Dash, since you've watched the show, you know that players don't suddenly become vampires or mermaids in the middle. Nevertheless, we've changed the rules to keep the Sims human.
We don't know that.  I mean, they don't show us everything.  They might edit that out for insurance purposes.

Still.  Yeah.

Another question - how do you tell if you've won a chess game?  My sims have played a lot of chess, but I can't remember ever knowing whether they won or lost.  They just kind of stop after a while - or sometimes don't.  (in Sims 3, it was obvious.  Do they do something that I just haven't paid any attention to?)

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 08:49:41 PM »
@Rainbow Dash, since you've watched the show, you know that players don't suddenly become vampires or mermaids in the middle. Nevertheless, we've changed the rules to keep the Sims human.
We don't know that.  I mean, they don't show us everything.  They might edit that out for insurance purposes.

Still.  Yeah.

Another question - how do you tell if you've won a chess game?  My sims have played a lot of chess, but I can't remember ever knowing whether they won or lost.  They just kind of stop after a while - or sometimes don't.  (in Sims 3, it was obvious.  Do they do something that I just haven't paid any attention to?)

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2019, 01:11:52 AM »
You have to have the sound on. The winner says "Meckchate."

I won't be able to even try this one in that case. My Windows 10 PC doesn't have sound from what I can tell. :(

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2019, 02:35:11 AM »
This Challenge looks fun, I like having variety in Challenges (In everything really) and I love these Race Against The Clock Challenges, they are some of the best and I always have fun doing those!  ;D

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A community lot may be added to Newcrest.

I'm assuming this would be an EA created lot only? May we add Lot Traits to that Community Lot or any others in the game? Are there any restrictions on what Lot Traits may be added to our Sim's Residential Lot?

I think that's all I need to ask for now. :)

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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2019, 08:00:29 AM »
No restrictions on lot traits, and yes, the lot has to be an EA-created one.

@Deklitch, if you use earphones, you should be able to hear. My PC doesn't have speakers, but the headphones I picked up at the grocery store work fine.

To clarify on what you can do during the rest period -- if it raises a need, and it's not specifically connected to a challenge (i.e., fishing, playing an instrument or singing, working out), then you're okay. If the need is in full green, then you have to do something else.
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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »
Another question w.r.t. 1 & 4.

Do I need to make friends/win chess with residents of that world or make friends/win chess with residents in that world?

In other words - say I go to the lighthouse in Brindleton Bay to fulfill challenge 1 (Make Friends) and run into Penny Pizzaz (who lives in San Myshuno).  Does making friends with her count?  Or should I just ignore her and only make friends with BB residents?

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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 03:48:24 PM »
Another question w.r.t. 1 & 4.

Do I need to make friends/win chess with residents of that world or make friends/win chess with residents in that world?

In other words - say I go to the lighthouse in Brindleton Bay to fulfill challenge 1 (Make Friends) and run into Penny Pizzaz (who lives in San Myshuno).  Does making friends with her count?  Or should I just ignore her and only make friends with BB residents?

You make friends with residents of the world. In other words, if you run into Nancy Landgraab in Willow Creek, making friends with her won't count.
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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 05:48:49 PM »
@MarianT Good to know re the headphones, thank you

Do you have to do the challenges in the order listed?

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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
@MarianT Good to know re the headphones, thank you

Do you have to do the challenges in the order listed?

No.

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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2019, 12:11:31 AM »
One more rule has been added:

Your Sim must begin the first challenge by 9 am on the first day.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 04:09:23 PM »
No restrictions on lot traits, and yes, the lot has to be an EA-created one.

@Deklitch, if you use earphones, you should be able to hear. My PC doesn't have speakers, but the headphones I picked up at the grocery store work fine.

To clarify on what you can do during the rest period -- if it raises a need, and it's not specifically connected to a challenge (i.e., fishing, playing an instrument or singing, working out), then you're okay. If the need is in full green, then you have to do something else.

The General Challenge rules say no editing of non-home lots, so does this mean that changing lot traits is not considered editing, or does it mean that we can change lot traits in this challenge specifically, or does it mean that you can change the lot traits of a new lot you place?  Or . . . something else . . . I'm confused about what lot traits you can change. 

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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2019, 06:12:13 PM »
No restrictions on lot traits, and yes, the lot has to be an EA-created one.

@Deklitch, if you use earphones, you should be able to hear. My PC doesn't have speakers, but the headphones I picked up at the grocery store work fine.

To clarify on what you can do during the rest period -- if it raises a need, and it's not specifically connected to a challenge (i.e., fishing, playing an instrument or singing, working out), then you're okay. If the need is in full green, then you have to do something else.

The General Challenge rules say no editing of non-home lots, so does this mean that changing lot traits is not considered editing, or does it mean that we can change lot traits in this challenge specifically, or does it mean that you can change the lot traits of a new lot you place?  Or . . . something else . . . I'm confused about what lot traits you can change. 

Thanks!

You can add lot traits to the lot that you place in Newcrest. I hadn't remembered the General Challenge rule about not editing non-home lots, so you're right -- you can't change the traits of the lots that already exist.
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Re: The Simazing Race: 5 Worlds, 5 Challenges
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2019, 09:24:37 AM »

 That challenge sounds interesting, want to participate next week. :) I Bought Get Famous pack 3 months ago, couldnt even find the occasion to play. :( Still busy with my game and tv series reviews, and the novel. (My life with my golden retriever who passed away 2 years ago) Regards - sul sul to all simmers.  8)

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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2019, 10:03:35 AM »

 That challenge sounds interesting, want to participate next week. :) I Bought Get Famous pack 3 months ago, couldnt even find the occasion to play. :( Still busy with my game and tv series reviews, and the novel. (My life with my golden retriever who passed away 2 years ago) Regards - sul sul to all simmers.  8)

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