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Honey Money
« on: August 26, 2019, 06:36:36 AM »
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Goal
A simple new challenge that examines the beekeeping activity from the Season's expansion -- make as much money as you can centered around honey and the bees.

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

Specific Challenge Rules
  • In CAS, create a YA Sim.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions, and no adding to the household.
  • All Household income is restricted to 1) the sale of honey; 2) the sale of honey cakes in a retail store and/or vendor table; 3) selling presents from swarms.
  • Selling pollinated garden produce is NOT allowed.
  • Selling honey and swarm presents in a retail store/vendor table is allowed, but using the restock option is NOT allowed.
  • The challenge ends on Week 3, Day 1, 8 a.m.

Scoring

Your score is your Household Income at Week 3, Day 1, 8 a.m. Remember the only income allowed is the 3 methods listed above in the rules.

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                                 Household Income
thekatie0409                            297,703
Deveroux                            246,904
mismck                            158,667
Rainbow Dash                            135,250
Nikitachi                            122,673
LenaLJ                            89,658
Tuija                            85,887
sdhoey                            82,045
crtasse                            73,239
Elinoee                            68,212
Nandarelle                            50,142
MarianT                            44,780
Metropolis Man                            44,575
JocyMc                            44,165
techiechick                            42,746
SoulGal7                            40,479
sone                            33,554
CynKuy                            31,575
Deklitch                            28,120
Joria                            27,997
Trip                            26,483
furbyqueen                            25,315
Noyo                            24,915
coolsim9999999                            24,794
craterdweller                            21,011

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 06:47:22 AM »
I don't have this expansion pack and I won't be getting it. So l'm excluded from taking part. :)



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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 07:09:10 AM »
Retail is something I've never tried in the Sims 4, it's just never interested me, but this challenge could be the perfect excuse to try it. I haven't decided if I will enter this challenge or not, I will have to think about it, in the meantime, a quick question or two can't hurt.

How much money is our Sim allowed to start with? They will need some cash to build/buy a house after all, as well as buy some Bee Boxes.

That's all I can really think of ...

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 07:18:54 AM »
How much money is our Sim allowed to start with? They will need some cash to build/buy a house after all, as well as buy some Bee Boxes.

Everyone starts with the same amount of money, so what you build/buy is all part of the strategy.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 06:56:09 PM »
Oh I like this one! So, just honey and honey cakes for sale? Sounds good :)

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 10:49:37 PM »
The screenshot introducing the challenge is very cute!

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 02:50:40 AM »
Can we sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store as well? Or is retail limited to the cakes, and the rest should be sold via inventory?
Also, is it okay to use the restock function on cakes, or do we have to make genuine ones every time?



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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 05:45:14 AM »
Can we sell things via the Vendor tables or are they to be sold through a retail store only?

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 10:53:11 AM »
Can we sell things via the Vendor tables or are they to be sold through a retail store only?

I was going to ask the same thing!

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 06:18:36 PM »
Is the "sale/selling" you refer to in the instructions only selling in retail stores/to people in game, or can we sell directly from inventory?

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 06:34:22 PM »
Is the "sale/selling" you refer to in the instructions only selling in retail stores/to people in game, or can we sell directly from inventory?

You can sell honey directly from inventory. It's not possible to do that with baked goods, however, so if you want to make honey cakes, you'll have to sell them from a store.
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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 03:13:21 PM »
Is the "sale/selling" you refer to in the instructions only selling in retail stores/to people in game, or can we sell directly from inventory?

You can sell honey directly from inventory. It's not possible to do that with baked goods, however, so if you want to make honey cakes, you'll have to sell them from a store.

Not a vendor table as seems to be shown in the header?
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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 05:36:30 PM »
I added vendor tables to the 2nd way listed to make money.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2019, 09:43:22 AM »
Can we sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store as well? Or is retail limited to the cakes, and the rest should be sold via inventory?
Also, is it okay to use the restock function on cakes, or do we have to make genuine ones every time?

I am sorry, but I still don't see the answers to my questions... There were some similar ones, but not these ones exactly,as fas as I can tell. Thank you.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2019, 12:17:42 PM »
Can we sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store as well? Or is retail limited to the cakes, and the rest should be sold via inventory?
Also, is it okay to use the restock function on cakes, or do we have to make genuine ones every time?

You can sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store, but you can't use the "restock" option.
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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 04:13:25 PM »
Can we sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store as well? Or is retail limited to the cakes, and the rest should be sold via inventory?
Also, is it okay to use the restock function on cakes, or do we have to make genuine ones every time?

You can sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store, but you can't use the "restock" option.

Is the restock option not available or just not allowed?
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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 05:02:36 PM »
Can we sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store as well? Or is retail limited to the cakes, and the rest should be sold via inventory?
Also, is it okay to use the restock function on cakes, or do we have to make genuine ones every time?

You can sell honey and swarm gifts in the retail store, but you can't use the "restock" option.

Is the restock option not available or just not allowed?

Just not allowed, Cakes have to be freshly baked from the oven.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 06:34:55 AM »
Regarding Retail Stores, can we place any premade EA store or build our own or does it have to be one from Magnolia Promenade?  Are we allowed to hire employees or does our Sim have to sell everything by themselves?

I'm also guessing that any costs involved in running a retail store, such as employee wages come out of the earnings?

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 10:49:48 PM »
The weirdest challenge I have ever seen in my life. I love it. ^_^

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2019, 05:54:10 AM »
Just wondering if the Challenge Team have seen the questions I posted here, that was a few days ago and I haven't seen a reply.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2019, 08:09:49 AM »
Regarding Retail Stores, can we place any premade EA store or build our own or does it have to be one from Magnolia Promenade?  Are we allowed to hire employees or does our Sim have to sell everything by themselves?

I'm also guessing that any costs involved in running a retail store, such as employee wages come out of the earnings?

You can place a store or build one. All operating and building costs come out of household income.
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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2019, 06:32:46 PM »
And if we don't have the seasons pack, but would otherwise participate, do we put down as DNF?

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2019, 06:37:39 PM »
And if we don't have the seasons pack, but would otherwise participate, do we put down as DNF?

No, that would hurt your ranking. You'll just need to skip this one.

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2019, 06:09:30 PM »
and if I don't care about my rating?

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Re: Honey Money
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2019, 06:24:41 PM »
and if I don't care about my rating?

Dek, a DNF in an event means you started the event, but could not fulfill what was required to post a score. Not having the Seasons expansion means you would not have the bee/honey content to participate. So, no DNF. You would just skip the event. There are some content required challenges and this is one of them.