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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2020, 04:17:15 AM »
I need to bring to everyone's attention a new general ban beginning with the 2nd event (Townie Skill-a-Thon)...

Household Management screen. Do not click on this tab during any challenge.

The ban is not effective for the 1st event of the season, but you will need to adhere to it for the remainder of the year. 

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2020, 08:26:17 AM »
I need to bring to everyone's attention a new general ban beginning with the 2nd event (Townie Skill-a-Thon)...

Household Management screen. Do not click on this tab during any challenge.

The ban is not effective for the 1st event of the season, but you will need to adhere to it for the remainder of the year. 

Household Management Screen? What is this? Any chance of a screenshot?

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2020, 02:41:08 AM »
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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2020, 05:06:13 PM »
Ultimately, it will be the team that will decide whether or not to change our decision to lock threads and force strategy questions to come via PM, but I fear this may have been a not-so-great idea for this year. Yes, in an ideal world, we'd all keep our strategies to ourselves. But, the more I think about it — we're all one big, happy community. If someone asks - "hey, can I do x?" And someone else sees that in the challenge thread, well...in a way, everyone benefits from the knowledge and the playing field is leveled a bit. Including the team. Heck, sometimes you pros will ask questions I had no clue about.

So, here's what I am proposing — give us some feedback in this thread. Do we keep going how we are going with locked threads? Or do we just take a totally different approach and forget all the secrecy? Ask questions in the challenge threads, no matter if they are strategy or not. Your choice. If players do not want to reveal a possible sneaky trick you can always PM the team -- that would always be an option.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2020, 06:35:20 PM »
I have PMed the team about my thoughts on this. I won't be asking questions if we need to PM the team, but I will if they can be posted to the boards. Based on the fact that I have gone poorly each year when the questions can be posted on the boards (and don't understand some of the answers to the questions) I doubt that any amount of so-called strategy talk will assist me.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2020, 08:59:32 PM »
My opinion - I would rather the threads be open for questions.  I will admit that while I would love to end a challenge at the top of the leader board, my primary goal is to just finish the challenge and have a score to submit.  I learn so much from the other players in these challenges.  So, I am not playing to win the prize, therefore it doesn't matter to me if I give someone an idea on how to play.  And, just because I see something that gives me an idea of someone else's strategy, I am probably still going to play it my way (which means my scores will generally always be on the lower end).  I understand that others may be a little more competitive, but I like the idea of sharing the knowledge, or at least seeing the questions and answers posted as they come up.

And just to say it - I love the tournament, even if I don't participate as much as I would like.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2020, 09:50:55 PM »
I'll be honest, when I saw the Team had locked the Challenge threads to prevent strategy discussion, it made me a little sad, I've always enjoyed chatting with people in the Challenge threads and I really miss that. Like @Metropolis Man said, we are one big happy family here and I feel the Teams decision to lock the threads takes away from that.

If people want to reveal strategies in the threads then I feel that should be up to them and if other people can learn from those ideas then I don't see that as being a bad thing, quite the opposite actually, I think it would help a few new players out. Besides it's not like people don't learn from strategies anyway, while I do come up with my own ideas, I also use strategies from past challenges too and I know I'm not the only person to do so.

I personally feel that all this secrecy is unnecessary and I don't like it, I've been wanting to say something about it for a while now so I'm glad the Team bought this up.



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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2020, 02:58:52 AM »
I, too, vote for the open questions in the threads. I don't mind if someone sees something useful for them in my question (because hey, I can also see something for myself in the others' ones!) Also, I think it will help preventing quite a lot of mistakes that can be made due to not understanding some rule as intended.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2020, 06:52:53 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Hey, we're all human, right? Put the blame on me for the thread locking. :) Thankfully, we'll move forward with a much different approach.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2020, 04:25:25 PM »
hope I'm not too late. I also would like the threads to be open for questions and that we shouldn't worry too much about strategy being revealed. It adds to the excitement building up to the challenges and makes it more social.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2020, 05:07:37 PM »
Thanks, Vesper. :)

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2020, 06:40:28 AM »
My Sim got abducted by Aliens in the first Tournament Challenge (Great start to the Tournament!) and after sending a private message to the Challenge Team, I was allowed to purchase a Satellite Dish. I'm wondering if we are allowed to do this for all challenges, I can't find any ruling on it, so I'm assuming we can, but I thought I'd ask here just in case.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2020, 07:14:52 AM »
I was under the impression that private lot trait helped prevent abductions the welcome wagon or vampire attack. I guess that's not helpful if challenges rules prevent changing lot traits though. I also may have got it completely wrong about the private lot trait.
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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2020, 08:12:52 AM »
My Sim got abducted by Aliens in the first Tournament Challenge (Great start to the Tournament!) and after sending a private message to the Challenge Team, I was allowed to purchase a Satellite Dish. I'm wondering if we are allowed to do this for all challenges, I can't find any ruling on it, so I'm assuming we can, but I thought I'd ask here just in case.

Yeah, let me add that to the General Rules that everyone can use that showhiddenobjects cheat to prevent abductions. Thanks, Rainbow.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2020, 06:00:16 PM »
I have a few general questions:

1. Is there a list of lots that can be added that aren't in any of the worlds? I honestly have no idea what is missing aside from the spa and bowling alley.

2. I believe I saw a post in here that said we could decide if we have holidays. Does this mean there is a way to remove them (other than skipping them and we get the sad debuff for) and that we can do so?

3. It says that practice is okay before the event starts, is practice also okay while the event is going before we create the scoring file? I did that with the Skill-a-Thon challenge.


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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2020, 07:33:17 PM »
I have a few general questions:

1. Is there a list of lots that can be added that aren't in any of the worlds? I honestly have no idea what is missing aside from the spa and bowling alley.

You can usually add restaurants as well.
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2. I believe I saw a post in here that said we could decide if we have holidays. Does this mean there is a way to remove them (other than skipping them and we get the sad debuff for) and that we can do so?

The game adds the 4 holidays of Love Day, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest, and New Year's. You can skip those by going into the calendar and deleting them. The Pop-up holidays can only be canceled when they occur, and your Sim will get the sad moodlet, but it's not as intense as the ones for the major holidays.
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3. It says that practice is okay before the event starts, is practice also okay while the event is going before we create the scoring file? I did that with the Skill-a-Thon challenge.

Practice is also okay when the challenge is live. Hope this helps!



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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2020, 08:11:57 PM »
Thank you for the incredibly fast and very helpful response @MarianT !

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »

2. I believe I saw a post in here that said we could decide if we have holidays. Does this mean there is a way to remove them (other than skipping them and we get the sad debuff for) and that we can do so?

The game adds the 4 holidays of Love Day, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest, and New Year's. You can skip those by going into the calendar and deleting them. The Pop-up holidays can only be canceled when they occur, and your Sim will get the sad moodlet, but it's not as intense as the ones for the major holidays.

If you watch the calendar every day or two, the popup holidays will show several days before they occur - and they can be canceled prior to the day they start without the sadness.  I always try to cancel the fighting one and the mischief one for sure.

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« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2020, 06:51:21 AM »

2. I believe I saw a post in here that said we could decide if we have holidays. Does this mean there is a way to remove them (other than skipping them and we get the sad debuff for) and that we can do so?

The game adds the 4 holidays of Love Day, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest, and New Year's. You can skip those by going into the calendar and deleting them. The Pop-up holidays can only be canceled when they occur, and your Sim will get the sad moodlet, but it's not as intense as the ones for the major holidays.

If you watch the calendar every day or two, the popup holidays will show several days before they occur - and they can be canceled prior to the day they start without the sadness.  I always try to cancel the fighting one and the mischief one for sure.

I did not realize that. Thanks!
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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2020, 09:11:15 AM »
Is there a rule about what lots we can or cannot place in world. Is there a limit on the number of spas we place for example.

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« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2020, 05:34:50 PM »
Is there a rule about what lots we can or cannot place in world. Is there a limit on the number of spas we place for example.

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You would only place community lots in your challenge world if a given lot was missing. As far as a rule on the number of lots there isn't one specifically. But, once you'd place one spa then it would no longer be missing.

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« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2020, 09:49:19 PM »
I am going to assume we cannot add things to pre existing lots especially things that would not realistically be there. Say a random rocket ship in a park for example.

That was a joke by the way I know that life would not be that easy  :) ;)
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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2020, 06:28:59 AM »
I am going to assume we cannot add things to pre existing lots especially things that would not realistically be there. Say a random rocket ship in a park for example.

That was a joke by the way I know that life would not be that easy  :) ;)

Lol - a random rocket ship. ;) But, seriously, you CAN place items on non-home lots, but the catch is they must be able to fit in your inventory.

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Re: 2020 Sims 4 Challenge Tournament Overview
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2020, 09:54:21 AM »
I have only done a couple of challenges in the past and am hoping to jump back in this year... Do I remember that the plumbob-shaped "mood lamps" were banned from challenges in the past? The ones that increase your inspiration or energize or whatever? I don't see anything in the rules about it this year.

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« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2020, 09:55:54 AM »
I have only done a couple of challenges in the past and am hoping to jump back in this year... Do I remember that the plumbob-shaped "mood lamps" were banned from challenges in the past? The ones that increase your inspiration or energize or whatever? I don't see anything in the rules about it this year.

They were previously, but are no longer banned.  Feel free to use them.