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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2019, 04:12:24 PM »
Congratulations, LenaLJ!
This was a really fun challenge. I started out wondering why, with two Sim weeks, this is a major event, but boy, is there a lot of micromanaging.

I used a very similar approach to Lena with using Townie Sims.
Some skill achievements can be got by moving in a Sim that already maxed that skill:
-   baking, handiness, charisma: Clement Frost
-   violin, guitar, piano: a nanny
-   gardening: a gardener
-   fishing: fisherman met at the park in Willow Creek
-   herbalism: the hermit
-   photography: a paparazzi
For fitness, I could have used a gym instructor, but instead I used Kayla Flemming when working on the athlete career. For other skills, move in high skilled Sims and when possible combine with careers. My starting Sim maxed rocket science. I also had a teen max mischief for Problem Child.

For careers, I used Dustin Dreamer (tech guru), Octavia Moon (writer), Baako Jang (artist), Geoffrey Landgraab (secret agent), Anaya Jang (painter), Raj Rasoya (culinary), Lily Feng (business), Bjorn Bjergsen (astronaut), Kayla Flemming (athlete). My starting Sim maxed the science career, which I wanted not only for the points, but also for the ability to make ghost goo, the cloning machine and the satellite. One Sim joined the detective career, just to meet the inspector. He was already level 10. Because that doesn’t trigger the achievement, he quit, rejoined the career at level 9, and then got a promotion. I didn’t try doctor.
Crime didn’t pay. Jacques Villareal was very unlucky with the Wishing Well and died of old age before maxing the career. I then tried it with Nancy Landgraab, and she almost made it.

For Vengeful Deity, I used several methods, but the most reliable I found to be bad pufferfish. I did have a vampire die of sun exposure too, and I think that did count for me. My Sim was unable to marry more than once, and I didn’t have time to try with someone else, so I did not get Black Widow. Luckily a still unmarried groom still counts for ‘Til Death Does Us Part.
I had a Sim spontaneously abducted twice. Then I used the satellite to make contact with aliens, which resulted in both the third abduction and in meeting enough aliens for Aliens Among Us. My starting Sim was an alien, but I didn’t manage to get Double Life. It’s hard to romance without getting in the very emotions.
Ghost goo turned the whole household into ghosts at a time nobody needed to work.

I used the same strategy as described above to adopt my way into Legacy Player and Alphabet Legacy (only just, final generation Sunday 7:50 am). I held five gold events, and many more bronze ones. I just missed Host with the Most ( I had 48 events) by poor time management at the end of the challenge.  Having a good reputation makes dates already start at bronze. However, adopting and aging up seems to mess with the ask for date interaction, and I really was trying to do it at the last moment.
I got quite far with Whoohoo! by making whoohoo a club activity and continually updating the club with new members. It was still quite time consuming, though, and I had to give up due to lack of time.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2019, 05:46:35 PM »
Congratulations on wining, Lena!  Great score and awesome strategy 8).

I liked reading everyone's strategies.
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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2019, 06:09:50 PM »
Congrats Lena

I just did things and managed to somehow get two of the 25 point achievements. When one of my sims tried cooking and almost burnt down the house I panicked more than my sims but moved them away from the fire and waited for the fire engines and firemen to come ... they didn't, but neighbours came and ran through the house. Eventually I sent one of mine to extinguish the fire and replace everything.

I did find and print out a list of the achievements, most of which I thought nah. So, I kind of did planning. Oh and one of mine was eating for two, thanks to a woohooy bush. Thanks for the challenge, and I didn't die, which exceeded my expectations.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2019, 06:06:03 AM »
Congrats Lena for winning and for everyone who participated. I actually had to research achievements and found out about some hidden ones, like the View the San Myshuno markers. That was pretty cool. I totally messed up when it came to doing the parties and anything in a party.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2019, 07:40:53 AM »
congrats Lena and everyone with the high scores and amazing strategies (I didn't even know a lot of that was possible!)

I'm surprised nobody else seemed to share the problem with sims losing their jobs, I planned to get Jacques to the top of his career but when he joined the household he was unexpectedly unemployed, so was someone else (forget who now). I struggled to get black widow as the "it's inappropriate to marry someone in your employ" kept coming up erroneously which was a pain. I also messed up trying to get triplets near the end when I should have filled the household with people who could earn more points. Ah well, I've learned a lot for next time. ;D

Did anyone manage to get the hermit to move in? The option didn't turn up in either my test file or my real one.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2019, 09:00:46 AM »
Congrats Lena! It was a great challenge.
I am reading all of your strategies,and did not think of many things you have done! I am learning some things I didn't knew.

Vesper,I managed to get the hermit to move in  :)
My sim was BFF with her,but it was impossible to invite her or to go somewhere with her.
But a few days later,she came by herself visiting my sim,and then I asked her to move in!
She was level 10 herbalism,so that gave me two achievements at the same time. She was also level 5 fishing,so I kept her max this skill.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2019, 11:30:40 AM »
congrats Lena and everyone with the high scores and amazing strategies (I didn't even know a lot of that was possible!)

I'm surprised nobody else seemed to share the problem with sims losing their jobs, I planned to get Jacques to the top of his career but when he joined the household he was unexpectedly unemployed, so was someone else (forget who now).

I didn't play this challenge, but when I moved Diego into one of my current Rival Dynasty houses, he was unemployed. Salim had his job, but he moved in sooner. This was a bug a while back. It was fixed but it seems like it's back.



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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2019, 11:23:59 PM »
Congratulations to all. Your techniques are amazing. I don't have wishing well and didn't know many things like you can quit and rejoin the job at high level. I did finish the 100 generations one though. In case, someone is wondering if that is possible. :) 

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2019, 12:18:45 AM »
Just don't do what I do and misread the rules ... I missed the part where we need to play it on short lifespan. :P Not that the it gave me a huge advantage or anything. LOL

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »
*SNAPS FINGERS IN  >:( *

Should have gone and tried this out. I'll be there for the Achievement Hunter challenge of 2020, for sure! Now that Realm of Magic has a potion that I could stock up to fill needs, I won't be as inclined to cheat needs as much. ^_^

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2019, 06:28:11 AM »
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Posted by: MystiKitty« on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »*SNAPS FINGERS IN  >:( *Should have gone and tried this out. I'll be there for the Achievement Hunter challenge of 2020, for sure! Now that Realm of Magic has a potion that I could stock up to fill needs, I won't be as inclined to cheat needs as much. ^_^

Me too, I wanted to enter this challenge and had every intention of doing so but then I made the mistake of getting back into Stardew Valley again. ::) I'm still kicking myself for missing this one, it would have been so much fun, I mean it's the only challenge where the team lets us do deviant stuff like killing Sims, we need more of this. I'm definitely entering this one next time it comes up. ;)

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2019, 06:36:26 AM »
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Posted by: MystiKitty« on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »*SNAPS FINGERS IN  >:( *Should have gone and tried this out. I'll be there for the Achievement Hunter challenge of 2020, for sure! Now that Realm of Magic has a potion that I could stock up to fill needs, I won't be as inclined to cheat needs as much. ^_^

Me too, I wanted to enter this challenge and had every intention of doing so but then I made the mistake of getting back into Stardew Valley again. ::) I'm still kicking myself for missing this one, it would have been so much fun, I mean it's the only challenge where the team lets us do deviant stuff like killing Sims...

Not true. Intentionally killing Sims used to be banned in the General Rules, but that is no longer the case.

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2019, 06:48:14 AM »
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Posted by: MystiKitty« on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »*SNAPS FINGERS IN  >:( *Should have gone and tried this out. I'll be there for the Achievement Hunter challenge of 2020, for sure! Now that Realm of Magic has a potion that I could stock up to fill needs, I won't be as inclined to cheat needs as much. ^_^

Me too, I wanted to enter this challenge and had every intention of doing so but then I made the mistake of getting back into Stardew Valley again. ::) I'm still kicking myself for missing this one, it would have been so much fun, I mean it's the only challenge where the team lets us do deviant stuff like killing Sims...

Not true. Intentionally killing Sims used to be banned in the General Rules, but that is no longer the case.

How did I miss this?! Well, that changes things doesn't it? I can see I'm going to have a lot more with these challenges in the future, hehehe. ;)

Because Realm Of Magic was mentioned and I haven't seen any rules regarding it, does this mean it's allowed? I know in the past that new packs were banned until the team said otherwise so I'm just wondering. :-\

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Re: 2019 Mid-Season Major: Striving for Major Achievements
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2019, 07:54:27 AM »
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Posted by: MystiKitty« on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »*SNAPS FINGERS IN  >:( *Should have gone and tried this out. I'll be there for the Achievement Hunter challenge of 2020, for sure! Now that Realm of Magic has a potion that I could stock up to fill needs, I won't be as inclined to cheat needs as much. ^_^

Me too, I wanted to enter this challenge and had every intention of doing so but then I made the mistake of getting back into Stardew Valley again. ::) I'm still kicking myself for missing this one, it would have been so much fun, I mean it's the only challenge where the team lets us do deviant stuff like killing Sims...

Not true. Intentionally killing Sims used to be banned in the General Rules, but that is no longer the case.

How did I miss this?! Well, that changes things doesn't it? I can see I'm going to have a lot more with these challenges in the future, hehehe. ;)

Because Realm Of Magic was mentioned and I haven't seen any rules regarding it, does this mean it's allowed? I know in the past that new packs were banned until the team said otherwise so I'm just wondering. :-\

The team typically bans a pack that's released immediately before a challenge. We kind of blew it this time for Honey Money and said nothing. One player has already posted a score and I have no idea if they used Realm of Magic content or not. Too late now to ban it.