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10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:10:00 AM »
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Goal
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Carl's Guide and Forum (August 31st), we're having a party! (Challenge Team members, from left to right: Trip, Metropolis Man, sdhoey, MarianT, LenaLJ.) To join the party, you need to go on a Scavenger Hunt first and then throw your own gold-medal party. Here's your Simself's list:

1. Hilariously tiny T-rex Arms fossil
2. an angelfish
3. Knight of the Octagon Table Suit of Armor
4. The Slablet
5. Gary Giraffe
6. Gnome Matter What, I'm Still Your Baby
7. Royal Embrace Table Lamp
8. Country Cockerel
9. Pied Piper Acoustic Guitar
10. Ode to Jazz 5: "Ivory"

All the items can be found in Oasis Springs or Willow Creek, but you can pick them up anywhere. Keep track of where you find them, but don't include that when you report your score.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • In CAS, make your Simself and give him or her the kleptomaniac trait. The other 2 traits are up to you. Unless you're a vampire, alien, or mermaid (and we're pretty sure you're not), your Simself should be human. Make sure your Simself has a nice Party outfit and upload him or her to the Gallery with #Carls10th. If your Simself is not a YA, change the age to YA before starting the challenge.
  • No adding to the household.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions, but after doing so...
  • You can't go into Build/Buy mode except to check your household inventory.
  • The party can be any type of party except a date.
  • Your Sim may not buy any items for the Scavenger Hunt.

Scoring

Your score is based on the time it takes you to acquire the 10 items and throw a gold-medal party. Jot down the week, day, and hour and plug the info into Lena's Spreadsheet.

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 reserve the right to 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, LenaLJ, MarianT, and sdhoey) 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 especially is expected to do so in detail.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                                 Total Time
Rainbow Dash                            2309
HelenP                            2473
LenaLJ                            2509
Nandarelle                            2684
GlazeyLady                            2783
reggikko                            3278
Sarleenia                            4978
Deveroux6274
JocyMc6648
mismck7393
sone                            8442
furbyqueen                            8555
sdhoey                            10426
titaniadioxide11372
Metropolis Man11653
Noyo11998
coolsim9999913824
SoulGal7                            14751
kinseyam                            14803
techiechick                            34554
Joria                            DNF
Deklitch                            DNF
Nikitachi                            DNF
Elinoee                            DNF
CynKuy                            DNF
MarianT                            DNF
SueDenim                            DNF
Vesper                            DNF
mariposa1127                            DNF
Trip                            DNF

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 07:04:52 AM »
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In CAS, make your Simself and give him or her the kleptomaniac trait. The other 2 traits are up to you. Unless you're a vampire, alien, or mermaid (and we're pretty sure you're not), your Simself should be human.

How dare you assume my life state, lol! Hastily throws blanket over coffin :P My Simself would never be caught dead as a boring Human but for this challenge I guess I can make an exception ... until it's over that is. Secretly starts plotting to turn into Vampires everyone once the challenge is over :P

But wow, another Race Against The Clock challenge already?! Awesome! This one looks like just as much fun as the first one and I'm sure you're gathered by now how much I love these, can't wait for this one! :D



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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 08:12:09 AM »
Oh goodness, I will have trouble finding the Russian name equivalents in my game again... :D

Question: Assuming that we make a SimSELF, can we use the CAS story mode this time?

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 08:18:09 AM »
I'm a tribble ... so how do I create one of those? *Goes hunting for tribble custom content* LOL

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 08:29:15 AM »
Oh goodness, I will have trouble finding the Russian name equivalents in my game again... :D

Question: Assuming that we make a SimSELF, can we use the CAS story mode this time?

No. And you really don't want to for this one, as your Simself will have to have the kleptomaniac trait.
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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 08:59:48 AM »
I'm a tribble ... so how do I create one of those? *Goes hunting for tribble custom content* LOL

Del, I think I have you somewhere in sims 4. LOL I will look in my library and send you a screening.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 09:24:22 AM »
@sdhoey thanks Shannon, greatly appreciated. I'm sure I'll do particularly poorly at the scavenger hunt ie I'll probably still be trying to find the first object on the list when the challenge ends :P



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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 02:55:14 PM »
Question: Assuming that we make a SimSELF, can we use the CAS story mode this time?

I changed the General Rules a couple of weeks ago....

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 09:07:10 AM »
I'm guessing that the neon angelfish doesn't count for item #2?

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 07:32:59 PM »
I'm guessing that the neon angelfish doesn't count for item #2?

All items are base game items Dek. That way it is level ground for all players.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 01:53:16 PM »
I made two changes to the rules:

You may not go into Build/Buy Mode except to check your household inventory.
You may not buy the Scavenger Hunt items.
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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 01:12:20 AM »
Can I do my scavenger hunt in Sunset Valley and go hunting for Aggie instead? It took me almost a week to find her in my most recent attempt at the Sims 3 ID. :P (It turned out the game assigned her a job in the medical career for some reason - probably because I had Morganna in my household)

ETA: I know the answer to my non-serious question is "no". :)

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 08:34:05 AM »
do we have to wait until 26 August to create our sim self and upload in party dress or is it just the playing part of the challenge that starts then?

Also, can the party be at any time or only after the scavenger hunt is complete?

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 08:41:18 AM »
do we have to wait until 26 August to create our sim self and upload in party dress or is it just the playing part of the challenge that starts then?

If you're going to use your Simself for the challenge, then you need to wait until the 26th.
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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2019, 08:51:29 AM »
Oh so do you want a real sim self for the gallery or the klepto version?

Sorry if I'm being stupid. I'm worried about not being able to upload to gallery. Is this an essential part of the challenge? Because the only way I've found for my game to not crash every five minutes is to play in offline mode.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2019, 06:03:37 PM »
I read the challenge as requiring us to use our sim self for the challenge and that we were then to upload the version of the simself used for the challenge to the gallery with that hashtag. Was that an incorrect reading of the challenge requirements?

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In CAS, make your Simself and give him or her the kleptomaniac trait. The other 2 traits are up to you. Unless you're a vampire, alien, or mermaid (and we're pretty sure you're not), your Simself should be human. Make sure your Simself has a nice Party outfit and upload him or her to the Gallery with #Carls10th. If your Simself is not a YA, change the age to YA before starting the challenge.

Also, I pmed the team a question yesterday. Just checking that it was received. :)

ETA What are the real life cut offs for Young Adult, Adult and Elder for our simself and will you be wanting to see evidence that the ages we assign to our simself is our non-simself's appropriate age? <G> PS the things asked after ETA should be in no way interpreted as me asking anyone who identifies as being a lady their age, as my mother told me at a young age that would be a rude thing to do.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 10:17:58 AM »
In order to prevent alien abductions, I clarified the following...

  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions, but after doing so...
  • You can't go into Build/Buy mode except to check your household inventory.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2019, 12:36:49 AM »
Will there be a spreadsheet for us to use to record the time, or is the time to be recorded as Monday week 13 at 11:59pm rather than 9999999 minutes?

What happens if we get to the closing time for the contest and haven't found all the items? By 'closing time', I mean 15 September. Do we mark it as DNF?

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2019, 06:26:03 AM »
Will there be a spreadsheet for us to use to record the time, or is the time to be recorded as Monday week 13 at 11:59pm rather than 9999999 minutes?

What happens if we get to the closing time for the contest and haven't found all the items? By 'closing time', I mean 15 September. Do we mark it as DNF?

Sorry about the no spreadsheet, Dek. I'll link the one Lena worked up for Let's Get Mystical. That should be fine. As far as your other question, yeah, I guess it would be a DNF.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2019, 06:53:32 AM »
I just wanted to hop in and express my gratitude to the team for making something unique and fun for the 10th anniversary. Looking back on a decade is really weird for me at the moment. Things are just so very different from when I first started the guide and got with Pam to make this forum. There's a bittersweet component to it all, from friendships that came and went and so much change. I am glad that through those years the community is still here, even if there is a lot more competition for all our attention these days.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2019, 11:37:00 PM »
No problems, Metropolis Man, thank you for adding it.

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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2019, 08:54:44 AM »
When are we supposed to upload our Simselves, is there a deadline for that? I'm guessing we download everyone else Simselves for the party? I'm guessing we swipe the items we need?


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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »
Oh so do you want a real sim self for the gallery or the klepto version?

Sorry if I'm being stupid. I'm worried about not being able to upload to gallery. Is this an essential part of the challenge? Because the only way I've found for my game to not crash every five minutes is to play in offline mode.

You don't have to upload to the Gallery unless you want to send your Simself to the party.
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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2019, 09:54:53 PM »
Since we can't go into build/buy mode, do we have to buy a house then and not build one? If so, is there a particular house we have to buy?
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Re: 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt & Party
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2019, 03:06:37 PM »
Since we can't go into build/buy mode, do we have to buy a house then and not build one?

Well, how your Sim chooses to live is up to you. You cannot go into Build mode to build a home.

If so, is there a particular house we have to buy?

No.