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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2019, 01:39:35 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?

I just popped in my Discord channel and asked Glazey if unspent perks carry over from restaurant to restaurant. She said she was pretty sure they do -- yes, I know I should know the answer myself but I am not fully versed in that content myself. But, if that's the case, your Hogan's Burger Bar score is 1500 because the 375 is carried over to Sunnyside Up, and on and on. So, you'll get a grand total of unspent points at the end of the 5th restaurant.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
When I posted my score, I didn't add the unused perk points to my score, just listed them as unused. Did I do that wrong?



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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
When I posted my score, I didn't add the unused perk points to my score, just listed them as unused. Did I do that wrong?

Yes, and I am sorry I did not catch that earlier. I'll fix your score. :)

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2019, 06:46:08 AM »
Thanks, I still think I did the score wrong. So sorry about this. So, say if Hogan's Burgers had 1,950 perk points, then Sunny Side Up had 4,050 points, would you then also add the $1,950 perk points from Hogan's Burgers to the Sunny Side Up perk points? So then the total would be Hogan's Burgers - 1,950 + Sunny Side Up 4,050 + Hogan's Burgers (again) 1,950 = Total 7,950? or would it be Hogan's Burgers 1,950 + Sunny Side Up 4,050 = Total 6,000?

Sorry, I am just really confused on the scoring part about that carry-over. I did write down all the perk points each individual restaurant made, so if I did the score wrong, I can resubmit. Thanks :)

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2019, 07:05:02 AM »
Thanks, I still think I did the score wrong. So sorry about this. So, say if Hogan's Burgers had 1,950 perk points, then Sunny Side Up had 4,050 points, would you then also add the $1,950 perk points from Hogan's Burgers to the Sunny Side Up perk points? So then the total would be Hogan's Burgers - 1,950 + Sunny Side Up 4,050 + Hogan's Burgers (again) 1,950 = Total 7,950? or would it be Hogan's Burgers 1,950 + Sunny Side Up 4,050 = Total 6,000?

Sorry, I am just really confused on the scoring part about that carry-over. I did write down all the perk points each individual restaurant made, so if I did the score wrong, I can resubmit. Thanks :)

Just keep track of how many perk points you spend on each restaurant. That is their individual score. Unspent perk points that you would have by the time you sell your 5th restaurant would just be added to that restaurant's score. Does that make sense? Can anyone else explain how to do this better?

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2019, 10:52:08 AM »

Just keep track of how many perk points you spend on each restaurant. That is their individual score. Unspent perk points that you would have by the time you sell your 5th restaurant would just be added to that restaurant's score. Does that make sense? Can anyone else explain how to do this better?

I understand now! Thank you. I think it'll be much easier just to track spent points and then tack on unspent points at the end.

I do still want to try out this challenge, have done a few practice runs and am feeling like I am getting the hang of restaurants a little bit.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2019, 12:31:02 PM »

Just keep track of how many perk points you spend on each restaurant. That is their individual score. Unspent perk points that you would have by the time you sell your 5th restaurant would just be added to that restaurant's score. Does that make sense? Can anyone else explain how to do this better?

I understand now! Thank you. I think it'll be much easier just to track spent points and then tack on unspent points at the end.

Exactly. :)

I do still want to try out this challenge, have done a few practice runs and am feeling like I am getting the hang of restaurants a little bit.

Awesome. Knock 'em dead. ;) I need to crank out my effort also this week.



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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2019, 06:59:04 PM »
@Metropolis Man I know I late, but yes, unspent perk points rollover. So I just keep track of the points I am spending.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2019, 05:48:50 AM »
This was a fun challenge, despite all the (numerous!) bugs in my restaurants!

Total perk points: 21455
Star rating: 22.5/10 = 2.25

Total score: 48273

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2019, 05:53:32 AM »
This challenge ends Sunday night, so get those scores in soon.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2019, 04:29:02 PM »
Total Perk Points = 39420
Total Star Rating = 25/10 = 2.5
Total = 39420 X 2.5 = 98550

I did my best, given the extremely glitchy conditions. Half of the time no one wanted to work, no one wanted to check out :K

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2019, 10:58:11 PM »
Total Perk Points = 17885
Total Star Rating = 20.5/10 = 2.05
Total = 17885 X 2.05 = 36,664

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2019, 11:55:52 PM »
Restaurant is one of my favorite parts in the sims. This did take lots of patience as there were lots of glitch and I am proud to finish it.

Total perk points: 62265
Star rating: 25/10 = 2.5

Total score: 155662.5

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2019, 07:16:36 AM »
Finishing early this time. Who would have seen that comming right?
I do not like restaurants, there are still to many bugs to be had with them sadly. If not i would spend more time on them.

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Perk points: 38525
Star rating: 25/10 = 2,5

Total score: 96312

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2019, 03:20:20 PM »
"Man, your table is ready...Man...table for 6."

Recipe: "I'm glad that challenge is over. Time to go home."

Girly: "We just got here and our table is ready."

Sound: *starts playing the guitar* "Liberty, Liberty, Liberty...Lib-er-ty"

Sporty: "Recipe! The dining room is over here. You're walking into the kit--[CRASH!]."

Metropolis: *waves to the forum* "Hi, everybody."

Crazy: "For 9 years he unplugged us. Kicked us to the curb. Now, he thinks I'm going to open my mouth and say something profound. Parents, cover your children's ears. Mister, you have got this coming...Sul Sul!"

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Perk Points: 21155
Star Rating: 2.10
Total = 44425

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »
That was way more fun than I thought it would be!!! Thank you Challenge Team for another great event!

Perk Points: 28,865
Star Rating: 2.50

Total: 72,163

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2019, 12:23:35 PM »
Sims 4 restaurants.
So realistic.
I can't count the number of times I've gone to a restaurant, gotten seated, immediately gotten up, wandered to the back to go dumpster diving, talked to my friends, broken a toilet in the bathroom, and stood in the corner for a while, then three hours later (after never returning to my chair or going near a waiter) complained about the wait times.


Tiana Grenouille, restaurateur, finished with
Star: 2.2
Perk points: 20475

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2019, 06:58:54 PM »
Well, that went smoother at the beginning than at the end...

Stars / 10: 1.95
Perk points: 16870

Total: 32896

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2019, 07:27:21 AM »
This challenge is now closed. Everyone is free to discuss strategy and how they approached this event.

Congrats to Isabelalabe...quite a difference in perk points between 1st and 2nd place. It will interesting to hear how they got so many. Thanks to all participants.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2019, 09:13:22 AM »
I think the most important thing here is patience. Here are some things I did.
- My sim lives in restaurant. Usually, she opens the restaurant then take a nap when customers are being seated. Also, she frequently uses the potion (sleep replacement and Moodlet Solver) which she can afford from the Fortune Aspirations.
- I started with Hogans Burger Bar > Chez llama > Villa Bovine > Sunnyside Up Diner > L'attente Bistro. Generally I bought more expensive restaurants first so that I don't have to worry much about money. Bistro was last because I like its open space.
- The restaurant is open for a 11-12 hours shift and closed for 2-3 hours. I try to schedule so that it is open during the rush hour (10 am - 2 pm and 6 pm- 9pm)
- She only serve level two food and always use 25% organic ingredients to keep the customers happy. Also decoration is very important to get 5 star.
- I only hired young adult and adult, never elder and pay them well to keep them happy.
- It doesn't matter much whether I can hire the previous employees. I always train them and they will be good enough to get 5 stars in 3-4 shifts anyway. For the last restaurant where I spend most time with, employees are very good, chefs cook at fast speed and I used Fast Eaters to maximize the perks. 
- I sell the first four restaurants as soon as they reach 5 stars so that I can focus on just collecting perks on the last one. For the first four, I often comp food especially if there is only one customer. Welcome, check on table and prioritizing food are the must for all tables in every restaurant. 
- I found that recommending the dish cause glitch, so I often skip them. To avoid glitch, I have a strict schedule. My sims will check on table, welcome and prioritize food after the waiter got their order. After they got the food, she comp food. This means that in the last restaurant, I got a maximum of 25+25+25+25+35 = 135 perks per table.  Note that since the chefs are good, I sell higher level food with higher price to get money to comp food more.
- I always use Meal Rush and advertisement.
- Based on these strategies, it took less than 48 hours to get 5 stars and I got a few thousand perks per shift.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2019, 10:04:28 AM »
Congratulations @Isabelabebe ! You got so much perk points,it's amazing.

My sim never slept,never ate ,never went to bathrooms and nearly never washed himself: he was member of a small group  and used the "rally the troops" interaction as often as needed.
So he kept doing interactions with customers: welcome,check on table,prioritize food,recommend dish,and,often,offer drinks,desserts or even the entire dish.
@Isabelabebe,could you tell me what "comp food" means? (my game is in french)
When I had no interaction with customers available he went to his employees to congratulate them or offer them promotions,to keep them happy all the time.

My sim was outgoing,cheerful and self confident. I put the lot traits homey,convivial and chef's kitchen for all the restaurants.
I placed all five restaurants in Newcrest:maybe it was a mistake because I felt I didn't have much customers,even with the highest level of advertisement.

I divided the two weeks equally between the 5 restaurants,so 2,8 days per restaurant approximately then sold it and got the next one.
The members of the little group had to clean up and repair broken things,which was quite useful. They also had to paint so that my sim had a little money: the restaurants didn't give him any at all!
The restaurants were opened most of the time,I only closed once per 24 hours,for one hour or so. Maybe it was a second mistake?
I put some music on in all restaurants,added great decoration items,a stove for the second chef and refurbished those that were not ergonomic for the waiters (deleted stairs and put all the tables in the same area for example)

The first I got was Hogans Burger,then Sunnyside up Dinner,then chez Llama,then L'attente Bistrot,then Villa Bovine (no strategy in there).
Only Villa Bovine and Sunnyside up Dinner managed to get 5 stars,the other got 4 or 4.5 stars.

As many of you,I got a lot of glitches,it was terrible,especially the bad reviews from customers who never sat down!
The customers always complained about the waiting time,though I had 2 chefs and always ask them the highest speed.
The employees didn't work very well,despite the fact they were always happy...

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2019, 05:13:13 PM »
Congratulations Isabelalabe 8).  Great strategy!
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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2019, 06:32:19 PM »
@Elinoee - "comp food means" le repas est gratuit

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2019, 06:57:34 PM »
Well, here was my strategy. I bought my home lot in Newcrest - Comfy Cubby and put nothing on it. First restaurant, Hogan's Burgers, was in Oasis Springs on the Pebble Burrow lot. I downloaded all the Maxis restaurants unfurnished and built them up from there. My sim lived at the restaurant, and I put in a shower and a bed in the kitchen. Hogan's Burgers was made into a starter restaurant. Since it was so cheap, to build up the room scores, I went collecting and collected frogs and fossils and put them on display. Both automatically give an environment score of 3, and they were free! Any decor items that were placed had to give a room score. I also joined the Goodtimers Club and only called them when I needed to rally the troops. I trained all my staff, and added a 2nd chef first. When I had enough simoleons, I opened a second restaurant, Sunny Side Up in Willow Creek on the Bargain Bend lot. So, would basically run one restaurant and then head to the other one. When Hogan's Burgers got 5 stars, I demolished it and then placed Villa Bovine on the same lot. This restaurant was my favorite and went up to 5 stars rather quickly. Then when Sunny Side Up got 5 stars, I demolished it and placed L'Attente Bistro. I was lucky to be able to hire some of the same staff, although sometimes they were not in the same categories that they had been when they were in the previous restaurant. I did not hire elders, as during my trial run, I had 2 of my elder servers die in the restaurant. For the last restaurant, Chez Llama, I built a restroom downstairs, so customer and staff would not waste time heading upstairs to go to the restroom. By this point, I had almost all the perks, except Chef Hat and Good Management. I had a few problems with critics who would just leave, even though there were seats available, also customers not getting served. And a chef and server not showing up for 2 days straight, although they were happy. I used meal rush quite a bit in the last two restaurants. I always made sure my sims greeted customers, and try to make a meal recommendation -- sometimes they got up from the table and walked off somewhere - check on table. For the two critics that actually gave reviews, I had given them either free drinks or free desserts. I watched the customers and if they weren't happy offered free drinks or free dessert and a few times free meals to get their reviews to 5 star. My markup from the start was the highest (300%?) and made sure food in the 2 lower restaurants were Level 1. The last 2 restaurants, because I had trained staff, I could offer level 4 and 5 dishes. It was a wonderful challenge, but too bad about the glitches with restaurants.

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Re: Restaurant Simpossible
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2019, 09:07:01 PM »
Ah, I thought
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* You must place Hogans Burger Bar, Sunnyside Up Diner, L'attente Bistro, Villa Bovine, and Chez llama.

Meant you had to place all five of them at the start of the game, but obviously not.

I don't get the process of playing the restaurants despite reading up on it, as demonstrated by my handful of points at the end of week 1.

Thanks for sharing your strategies.

 

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