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Restaurant Simpossible
« on: September 16, 2019, 07:13:33 AM »
Restaurant Simpossible

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Goal
Former teammate Rachel came up with this clever take on the popular Food Network reality TV show a couple of years ago, so we're revisiting that challenge. You have two weeks to make five different restaurants a success.

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. Alien or Human. Vampires, Mermaids, and Spellcasters are not allowed.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions, and no adding to the household.
  • You must place Hogans Burger Bar, Sunnyside Up Diner, L'attente Bistro, Villa Bovine, and Chez llama.
  • Use the motherlode cheat two times to give your Sim 100,000 Simoleans. You may not use the cheat again.
  • Purchase Hogans Diner. Any changes you make must be internal - no structural changes to the building. Changing internal walls is fine, but not outside walls.
  • After you are happy with your restaurant's success, note your star rating and perk points and then sell your restaurant.
  • Use the profits to purchase another restaurant and begin the process again.
  • Any hired staff can be rehired if they are available when you move to subsequent restaurants.
  • You may use manage world's to bulldoze a previously owned restaurant. This is the only permitted use of manage worlds. You may not use manage household to delete any Sims.
  • The challenge ends on Week 3, Day 1, 8 a.m. or if you go broke and are unable to purchase a new restaurant

Scoring

Perk Points. Purchased Perks, as well as any unspent Perk Points, carry over from restaurant to restaurant, so when you are done add together all spent and unspent points for your total.

Star Rating/10. Add up the total star ratings of all five restaurants and then divide that number by 10.

Total. Just multiply your Perk Points by your Star Rating/10 for your final score.

Example: Hogans Burger Bar acquires 3500 Perk Points and a 2-star rating; Sunnyside Up Diner - 2700 Perk Points and a 3.5 Star rating; L'attente Bistro - 3000 Perk Points and a 4-star rating; Villa Bovine - 2250 Perk Points and a 3.5 star rating; Chez Llama - 4000 Perk Points and a 5-star rating.

Total Perk Points = 15450
Total Star Rating = 18/10 = 1.8
Total = 15450 X 1.8 = 27810


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                                 Perk Points     Star Rating/10     Total
Isabelalabe                            622652.50155662
Nikitachi                            394202.5098550
LenaLJ                            385252.5096312
Elinoee                            377452.2584926
mismck                            288552.5072163
JocyMc                            308502.3070955
SoulGal7                            241202.5060300
sone                            220952.2551063
Sarleenia                            214552.2548273
SueDenim                            204752.2045045
Metropolis Man                            211552.1044425
crstasse                            183002.0537515
sdhoey                            178852.0536664
coolsim9999999                            169352.0033870
Nandarelle                            168701.9532896
Noyo                            148602.1531949
furbyqueen                            172901.6528528
Deklitch                            ----DNF

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 07:00:09 PM »
I like ideas that are inspired by other media. Food Network was go-to network when I watched TV. ^_^



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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 06:36:24 AM »
I love watching Masterchef Australia (I'm from New Zealand!), I have so many food crushes on so many celebrity chefs I wouldn't know who to create, I'm such a foodie! ::)

Sadly, I might be skipping this one, running a business is something I never do (Honey Money is my first time) and I've heard horror stories about how buggy restaurants are. Money making challenges are not my strength and having no experience with restaurants definitely won't help matters especially against those who have done this one before. I only just moved up in the World Ranking, I don't want to jinx it now.

Maybe I'll practice and give it some thought ...  :-\

Before I forget, are Spellcasters allowed?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 05:21:22 PM »
Just doing some tests on this now, and it looks like there is still a restaurant bug. Sims who are in your restaurant will get up from where they are sitting immediately on sitting down. I found some info on this issue, and thought I would share. Have tested dividers, as suggested, which help. Have not tested half walls or fences as yet. https://sims4.crinrict.com/eng/2016/06/dine-out-issues-and-workarounds/

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 05:22:25 PM »
Added the following rule:

  • You may use manage world's to bulldoze a previously owned restaurant. This is the only permitted use of manage worlds. You may not use manage household to delete any Sims.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 07:57:29 AM »
Important rule edit...

  • In CAS, create a YA Sim. Alien or Human. Vampires, Mermaids, and Spellcasters are not allowed.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 01:45:42 PM »
28528.5

I'll be afk in a few days so I only got one run-through. As usual I probably won't place very high anyways :'D
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 01:54:29 PM »
28528.5

I'll be afk in a few days so I only got one run-through. As usual I probably won't place very high anyways :'D

Please be more specific in how you attained your total -- i.e. look at the rule set scoring example listing perk points and star rating. Thanks.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 06:22:00 PM »
17290 perk points (11500 spent + 5790 unspent)

Stars/10: 1.65 (3.5, 4, 4, 4.5, .5)

1.65 x 17290 = 28528.5
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 02:11:32 PM »
I enjoy playing with restaurants, but they are so buggy!  This was a fun challenge.

Total Perk Points = 30850
Total Star Rating =23.5/10 =2.3
Total = 30850 x 2.3 = 70955

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 02:39:22 AM »
Hazel Donahue finished with a score of : 51,063.75

Perk Points: 22,695
Star Rating: 22.5/10 = 2.25

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 04:54:42 PM »
Fun challenge about restaurants  :)

I got 37745 perk points and 22,5 stars (/10=2,25)
2,25x37745= 84926,25 points

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 04:58:58 PM »
Great score, Elinoee. Just a FYI for you and any others posting scores with decimals -- I am dropping them. If it turns out there would be ties, then we can look back and rank players accordingly.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2019, 11:25:41 AM »
okay, so I gave this my best shot and all went well until the last restaurant, which had a number of bugs. 

I hope I've added this up correctly.

Star rating (4, 4.5, 4, 4, 4) giving a total of 2.05 star rating.

Perks, total = 18,300 (2,850 unspent)

Overall score of 37,515

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »

 My score (in details):

Hogan's Burger: 2950 pts - 4 star rating

Sunnyside Up Dinner: 2000 pts - 4.5 star

L'Attente Bistro: 2250 pts - 4 star

Villa Bovine: 2700 pts - 5 star

Chez Llama: 4960 pts - 4 star

So, final - total score is: 14.860 x 2,15 = 31.949 pts

For me, interesting point is, i bought the Dine Out game pack last year,(as bundle), however i tried very first time to owning - running a restaurant, strange but true. It was fun, except a couple of bugs, well, as usual. :) Regards, good luck for the rest.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2019, 03:06:36 AM »
I couldn't work out what to do once I started, so put me down as DNF as I gave up.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2019, 06:06:48 PM »
I couldn't work out what to do once I started, so put me down as DNF as I gave up.

Dek - do you mind stating how many days you gave it before calling it quits? Did you accumulate any score at all?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 01:30:54 AM »
My sim, Chef Sammy Powers successfully completed the Restaurant Simpossible challenge, with the following scores

Stars:  All restaurants obtained 5-star rating = 25/10 = 2.5
Perks: 23,350 perk points (770 unused) x 2.5 = 58,375

I had a few problems with the restaurant critics coming to the lot and then leaving. Finally, 2 gave me some reviews. And, of course, sims sitting and then getting up, so missed out on the meal recommendations. I had a chef and waiter not show up two days in a row on my last restaurant, Chez Llama, but even with the bugs, it was fun.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2019, 01:56:53 AM »
I couldn't work out what to do once I started, so put me down as DNF as I gave up.

Dek - do you mind stating how many days you gave it before calling it quits? Did you accumulate any score at all?

Not at all.

It was about to the end of week 1 and it was only 1 star for the first one. I think I would have been under 100 perk points, or perhaps under 50 perk points.

In other words very low and it was very painful for me

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2019, 02:03:57 PM »
When my Sim, Rachael Ray was done with all the restaurants, she had acquired the following:
Hogans Burger Bar - 2,590 perk points and a 4-star rating;
Sunnyside Up Diner - 3,000 perk points and a 4-star rating;
L'attente Bistro – 4,050 perk points and a 4-star rating;
Villa Bovine – 3,175 perk points and a 4-star rating;
Chez Llama -  4,120 perk points and a 4-star rating.

Total Perk Points = 16,935

Total Star Rating = 20/10 = 2.0

Total = 16,935 X 2.0 = 33,870

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2019, 11:40:55 PM »
When we're adding up our Perk Points, do we try to subtract the points that carried over from previous restaurants?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2019, 08:04:06 AM »
This year unfortunatelly, due to work & business travels, I didn't manage to submit many scores although I did start a few challenges.

I am at my test run now and I got a bug where the food is served but guests are not eating it and keep losing stars until they eventually leave.
Also another bug where after finishing their food they are not leaving at all just sit there and my staff is getting very tired & tense :(

In these cases are we allowed to use resetsim?

Cheers!
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2019, 10:48:12 AM »
When we're adding up our Perk Points, do we try to subtract the points that carried over from previous restaurants?

No. From the rules...


Perk Points. Purchased Perks, as well as any unspent Perk Points, carry over from restaurant to restaurant, so when you are done add together all spent and unspent points for your total.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2019, 10:49:34 AM »
This year unfortunatelly, due to work & business travels, I didn't manage to submit many scores although I did start a few challenges.

I am at my test run now and I got a bug where the food is served but guests are not eating it and keep losing stars until they eventually leave.
Also another bug where after finishing their food they are not leaving at all just sit there and my staff is getting very tired & tense :(

In these cases are we allowed to use resetsim?

Cheers!
WP

Yep, in that case which is clearly a bug you're fine in doing resetsim.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2019, 12:59:22 PM »

No. From the rules...


Perk Points. Purchased Perks, as well as any unspent Perk Points, carry over from restaurant to restaurant, so when you are done add together all spent and unspent points for your total.

OK. I might be confused, then. So when we post our score stating how many perk points were earned by each restaurant, is that number just the amount of perk points in hand at the point we sold the restaurant? (Added to whatever perks we purchased while that restaurant was active?)

So say when I sell Hogan's Burger Bar I've purchased 1500 points worth of perks, with 375 remaining in hand. My score for Hogan's would be 1875. When I go to calculate my score for Sunnyside Up Diner, I don't subtract those 375 from however many points I have in hand when I sell Sunnyside?

 

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