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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 03:09:43 PM »
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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2019, 06:21:19 PM »
@Metropolis Man it is ... wait for it ... wait for it ... magic.



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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2019, 07:37:31 PM »
@Metropolis Man it is ... wait for it ... wait for it ... magic.

Lol - I'm liking your sense of humor, Dek. ;) Yeah, actually it needed its own line I guess 'cause now all is good.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2019, 05:59:35 PM »
ok ... two further questions

"One sim purchases 25k in reward traits" - does this mean that the various potions and Mermadic Kelp won't count?

"10 unique upgrades each on a unique object" - does this mean at least one word in each object need to be different or it needs to be 10 different objects regardless of name? So I could give an upgrade to an ambassador toilet and a different one to a modern relief toilet, but I couldn't buy two ambassador toilets and give a unique upgrade to each? Or can I buy two ambassadors and give each a unique upgrade for it to count each time?

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
ok ... two further questions

"One sim purchases 25k in reward traits" - does this mean that the various potions and Mermadic Kelp won't count?

I'm okay with the potions and Kelp counting, but let's see what others say.

"10 unique upgrades each on a unique object" - does this mean at least one word in each object need to be different or it needs to be 10 different objects regardless of name? So I could give an upgrade to an ambassador toilet and a different one to a modern relief toilet, but I couldn't buy two ambassador toilets and give a unique upgrade to each? Or can I buy two ambassadors and give each a unique upgrade for it to count each time?

This particular square is Glazey's suggestion and I am guessing that neither of your interpretations would fly because a toilet is a toilet. So, you'd do one type of upgrade -- i.e. nonbreakable on a toilet. But, then toilets are done. You move on to sinks or whatever for a totally different upgrade (not nonbreakable). Glazey can chime in if I read her mind correctly. ;)

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2019, 12:07:16 AM »
ok ... two further questions

"One sim purchases 25k in reward traits" - does this mean that the various potions and Mermadic Kelp won't count?

I'm okay with the potions and Kelp counting, but let's see what others say.

"10 unique upgrades each on a unique object" - does this mean at least one word in each object need to be different or it needs to be 10 different objects regardless of name? So I could give an upgrade to an ambassador toilet and a different one to a modern relief toilet, but I couldn't buy two ambassador toilets and give a unique upgrade to each? Or can I buy two ambassadors and give each a unique upgrade for it to count each time?

This particular square is Glazey's suggestion and I am guessing that neither of your interpretations would fly because a toilet is a toilet. So, you'd do one type of upgrade -- i.e. nonbreakable on a toilet. But, then toilets are done. You move on to sinks or whatever for a totally different upgrade (not nonbreakable). Glazey can chime in if I read her mind correctly. ;)

Good question, @Deklitch.  Yes, @Metropolis Man, you read my mind exactly.   :D

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2019, 04:54:21 AM »
Thank you both for those clarifications



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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2019, 07:38:11 AM »
Just a clarification on the following. I added "in the household" in case someone had ideas to bring in occults after CAS.

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

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2019, 09:37:21 AM »
this looks amazing, and hard. I'm worried I'll have a pathetic lone sim without even one bingo to invite a friend until the end of week three.

Please could you clarify about joining the household. You have to first invite someone to move in and then can add other sims. The additional sims you add can presumably be birthed into the house, or married into the house as well but cannot be added via manage worlds. What about adoption?

The six consecutive parties need to achieve a medal but this doesn't have to be gold right?

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2019, 10:49:28 AM »
Please could you clarify about joining the household. You have to first invite someone to move in and then can add other sims. The additional sims you add can presumably be birthed into the house, or married into the house as well but cannot be added via manage worlds. What about adoption?

You cannot go to the Manage Worlds screen to move Sims in, but when you ask a Sim to move in you're allowed to move other Sims at that time along with the Sim you asked to move in.

The six consecutive parties need to achieve a medal but this doesn't have to be gold right?

Right.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2019, 12:34:53 PM »
What about adoption?

Any reason not to allow adoption?  My first thought was that if you adopted two teens that would really be an advantage to the Having Teens with A's - I would consider those two adoptees to NOT be twins, but not sure if everyone would see it that way if they were adopted on the same day.  So wondering if we should say adoption is ok but must be at the baby stage.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2019, 12:43:11 PM »
What about adoption?

Any reason not to allow adoption?  My first thought was that if you adopted two teens that would really be an advantage to the Having Teens with A's - I would consider those two adoptees to NOT be twins, but not sure if everyone would see it that way if they were adopted on the same day.  So wondering if we should say adoption is ok but must be at the baby stage.

I feel the same. Adoption is fine, but only babies.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2019, 03:28:44 PM »
thanks for your responses

so do you do need to complete a bingo before having children?

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2019, 03:38:17 PM »
thanks for your responses

so do you do need to complete a bingo before having children?

Correct. From the rules...

  • No adding to the household until your Sim has completed one bingo (across, down, or diagonal).

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2019, 05:57:58 PM »
Important: I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that individual bingo square changes are coming this week. Not a ton of changes, but after some testing it seems that some of the squares are nearly impossible to pull off in 3 weeks. The important thing to remember is when it comes time to start your scoring file, that's when you want to print out the bingo card just in case there are additional changes. Do not work off of the card as it is now.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2019, 06:46:25 PM »
Important: I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that individual bingo square changes are coming this week. Not a ton of changes, but after some testing it seems that some of the squares are nearly impossible to pull off in 3 weeks. The important thing to remember is when it comes time to start your scoring file, that's when you want to print out the bingo card just in case there are additional changes. Do not work off of the card as it is now.

The team may also want to reconsider the tracking of $35K in book royalties. The game tracks to 25K, but to track the rest, the player would have to catch the very brief daily royalties pop-up, which is very easy to miss. Of course, please disregard if there's another way to track that I'm unaware of! :)

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2019, 09:24:00 PM »
The team may also want to reconsider the tracking of $35K in book royalties. The game tracks to 25K, but to track the rest, the player would have to catch the very brief daily royalties pop-up, which is very easy to miss. Of course, please disregard if there's another way to track that I'm unaware of! :)

@reggikko When you say the game tracks to $25k, are you talking about what shows on the Notification Wall in the upper right of the screen? That's the only place I know about that shows royalties - and if you have a lot of books, it doesn't show them all.  Not sure if you're talking about that and it stops adding to the list once you hit $25k, or if there's somewhere else this gets tracked that I don't know about.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2019, 11:01:07 PM »
The Bestselling Author aspiration tracks to 25K. As you point out, if you miss the main royalty notification, it’s impossible to get it from your saved notifications if you have a lot of books.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2019, 01:16:40 AM »
Important: I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that individual bingo square changes are coming this week. Not a ton of changes, but after some testing it seems that some of the squares are nearly impossible to pull off in 3 weeks. The important thing to remember is when it comes time to start your scoring file, that's when you want to print out the bingo card just in case there are additional changes. Do not work off of the card as it is now.

Wow, that's interesting. I really wonder what these are. So far, they all seem absolutely doable for me, given the fact that you can add whatever townies you want...

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2019, 02:32:27 AM »
Oh good ... I was thinking there's no way I can do more than two or three of them :P

Guess that's why I'm in the lower part of the order and not coming second.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2019, 07:47:08 AM »
Wow, what a monster of a challenge, I am truly terrified! :o Get ready to bombarded with questions Challenge Team!

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**All skills count.

Including toddler and child skills?

Two: Question about the parties, I know we have to get a medal in each one, does it matter what type? Does a Date count?

Three: For the Maxing A Career bingo card I'm guessing that the part time jobs don't count? (I'm not sure there's a way to max Freelancer)

Four: Have $250,000 in household funds, do you mean by the end of the challenge or is the card completed as soon as we hit that amount? Does it matter if we spend that money once earned?

Five: Having A Tombstone On The Lot, so no hiding it away in the inventory then?


I'm confused as to why the Skill and Emotions Bingo cards were the ones that got nerfed, I thought they were some of the easier ones. To me, the Grim Reaper and Book Royalties Cards seem waaaaay harder but maybe that's just me? ??? But I guess that's just a matter of opinion.




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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2019, 08:44:23 AM »
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**All skills count.

Including toddler and child skills?

No. They would not count.

Two: Question about the parties, I know we have to get a medal in each one, does it matter what type? Does a Date count?

If memory serves me you have to cover the different types in the base game.

Three: For the Maxing A Career bingo card I'm guessing that the part time jobs don't count? (I'm not sure there's a way to max Freelancer)

Part-time jobs are not careers, so they would not count.

Four: Have $250,000 in household funds, do you mean by the end of the challenge or is the card completed as soon as we hit that amount? Does it matter if we spend that money once earned?

You would scratch that square off as soon as you hit the 250k.

Five: Having A Tombstone On The Lot, so no hiding it away in the inventory then? Can we release the spirit or do we have to deal with the ghost? If so may we add the ghost to the household to work on Bingo Cards? Can we use the Tombstone to get Sugar Skulls for one of our collections?

I'll let another team member answer these.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2019, 10:41:14 AM »
Very interesting challenge. I have few questions.

1. Moving out is not allowed but how about killing them off?
2. Any rule regarding alien abduction?

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2019, 11:08:50 AM »
Just added a clarification...

  • If a bingo square does not state "One Sim" then other household members may assist in the task.

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Also added this....

  • No intentional killing of any household members.

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Re: 2019 Challenge Tournament Finale: Let's Play Bingo!
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2019, 11:12:51 PM »
I have two questions  :)

With the catch 10 unique fish in 10 different fishing spots, does that mean that the pond and 3 fishing spots in Willow Creek Park, count as 4 spots or do I need to go to a new location each time?

Can you add lot traits to a lot that doesn't have any, like Bargain Bend?

Thanks