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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2020, 10:00:46 AM »
I kind of like the crazy big households.  So I'm in for this one.

I'm trying a trial run - when the relationship with the townie is high enough to get the "move in to household" option followed by the "split & move" screen, it makes the non-Pancake household the active household.  (I've tried this a couple times).  So, of course, I need to go to Manage Households to go back to playing the Pancakes.

Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a way to move the appropriate kid move out while staying with the family?

That's okay -- if you need to use Manage Households to get back to the Pancakes, that's fine. Just don't do anything while you're in that other household.
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2020, 10:34:55 AM »
One quick question, and I will test this out this weekend to verify, but the rule is "Money may not be transferred into the Pancakes household when a Pancake offspring moves out." 

I just wanted to verify - we can't transfer money from the townie house back to the Pancakes, but we can transfer from the Pancakes to the sim that is moving out.  This mostly would be necessary when the Pancake is moving into an empty house.



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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2020, 10:38:42 AM »
One quick question, and I will test this out this weekend to verify, but the rule is "Money may not be transferred into the Pancakes household when a Pancake offspring moves out." 

I just wanted to verify - we can't transfer money from the townie house back to the Pancakes, but we can transfer from the Pancakes to the sim that is moving out.  This mostly would be necessary when the Pancake is moving into an empty house.

Yes, you can't transfer in, but you can send any quantity of money out.
Incidentally, I did make a change in the rules regarding Manage Households. If the game makes some other household the active household, you can use Manage Households to return to Bob and Eliza.
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2020, 10:39:58 AM »
Perfect.  Thanks!

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2020, 11:27:49 AM »
  • Nothing may be placed in Household Inventory.

Does this mean that items automatically sent to the household inventory cannot be retrieved (e.g. career rewards, large stolen items, sculpted furniture)? Or does it just mean that we shouldn't add anything manually?


Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a way to move the appropriate kid move out while staying with the family?

That's okay -- if you need to use Manage Households to get back to the Pancakes, that's fine. Just don't do anything while you're in that other household.

Does this not doing anything else while in the other (non-Bob and Eliza) household include adding the required furniture/ items? I presume not from previous answers but am a bit confused, sorry.

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2020, 11:32:26 AM »
  • Nothing may be placed in Household Inventory.

Does this mean that items automatically sent to the household inventory cannot be retrieved (e.g. career rewards, large stolen items, sculpted furniture)? Or does it just mean that we shouldn't add anything manually?

You shouldn't add anything manually.
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2020, 04:42:54 PM »
what counts as a bathroom for the rule "Everywhere the Pancakes move, there must be a bed, bathroom, and source of food"? Would just a toilet suffice? Toilet and shower?



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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2020, 05:14:28 PM »
Toilet and shower or bathtub.
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2020, 06:41:24 PM »
It took me 2 hours last night just to set up for a practice run. That's just randomizing the sims, dressing them accordingly and adding rooms/beds accordingly. There didn't seem to be a button for randomizing the aspiration so I just picked things that make the most sense with the random traits they got. I hope this is what I was supposed to do. If not I can always spend another few hours creating a new file.  :o

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2020, 07:38:57 PM »
It took me 2 hours last night just to set up for a practice run. That's just randomizing the sims, dressing them accordingly and adding rooms/beds accordingly. There didn't seem to be a button for randomizing the aspiration so I just picked things that make the most sense with the random traits they got. I hope this is what I was supposed to do. If not I can always spend another few hours creating a new file.  :o

Sounds like you did everything the way you were supposed to. :)
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2020, 12:35:43 AM »
When you move one of the pancakes into an existing household, like Spencer Kim Lewis, do you need to build a new bedroom or can you just leave the house as it is?

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2020, 03:12:07 AM »
Dumb question (fueled by anxiety) incoming, but when you say good friends with 1/2/3/4 pancakes, you mean 'sims with the surname Pancakes' and not 'pancakes that you can cook' don't you? 'cause I know how to befriend sims with the surname Pancakes but not sure how to become friends with pancakes you cook.

Also if/when my Pancakes start a fire and burn down the house/kill themselves that would count as a DNF? (Yes, I'm that certain of my skills in this challenge.)

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2020, 09:11:37 AM »
Dumb question (fueled by anxiety) incoming, but when you say good friends with 1/2/3/4 pancakes, you mean 'sims with the surname Pancakes' and not 'pancakes that you can cook' don't you? 'cause I know how to befriend sims with the surname Pancakes but not sure how to become friends with pancakes you cook.

Yes, it's the name and not the food for the Good Friends requirement. But, if you could actually become Good Friends with pancakes that sounds like a funny IHOP commercial.

Also if/when my Pancakes start a fire and burn down the house/kill themselves that would count as a DNF? (Yes, I'm that certain of my skills in this challenge.)

In this challenge, unfortunately, yes, it would be a DNF since the goal is to put a Pancake in every home. In some challenges, such as simply accumulating as much simoleans as possible by x date, then having a disaster in the middle of the event would not result in a DNF, but just posting your score at the point of the disaster.

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2020, 11:22:33 AM »
I have spring break this week and am planning on starting this Monday after work.  I might even practice today.

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2020, 01:56:04 PM »
Also if/when my Pancakes start a fire and burn down the house/kill themselves that would count as a DNF? (Yes, I'm that certain of my skills in this challenge.)

In this challenge, unfortunately, yes, it would be a DNF since the goal is to put a Pancake in every home. In some challenges, such as simply accumulating as much simoleans as possible by x date, then having a disaster in the middle of the event would not result in a DNF, but just posting your score at the point of the disaster.
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Would it be DNF if one of Bob and Eliza's kids were to have a cooking accident? Because Bob and Eliza could keep trying to fill the town even if some kids get lost on the way

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2020, 02:29:06 PM »
Would it be DNF if one of Bob and Eliza's kids were to have a cooking accident? Because Bob and Eliza could keep trying to fill the town even if some kids get lost on the way

Marian can weigh in with her opinion given this is her event, but IMO yes you could continue because  you'd just be racking up more time and thus, a worse score.

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2020, 04:00:56 PM »
I'd say you could still continue as long as both Bob and Eliza were alive and the house was standing.
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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2020, 10:51:27 PM »
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Posted by: furbyqueen« on: February 26, 2020, 01:24:58 PM »5 minutes into my practice run I realized I can't do this challenge lmao XD really hate full households

This ^^ is exactly why I'm avoiding this challenge, I usually only play with one or two Sims at a time, I really can't handle a full household.

I heartily recommend the The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge for you guys - the households may be large but you only play with one Sim most of the time. I love it as big households stress me out too which is why I could never succeed at an Immortal Dynasty.

I'm thinking of doing a Sims 4 Dynasty, I'd love to do the Rival Dynasty but for my first challenge I don't think that's a good idea, I haven't played a Sims 4 Dynasty before and I never do rotational play so I think that's a bit much to take on for my first try. Besides, I need more content for what I'd like to do anyway. Of course I'd love to do the classic Immortal Dynasty too but I'm a little worried this old laptop won't be able to handle it, lol.

The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty is one I'm considering, I like the idea of being able to use any townie, regardless of their life state. The only thing that's making me indecisive about this one is only being able to control one Sim at a time. I'm a big control freak when it comes to my Sims, it's a Capricorn thing lol, so just letting them run amok goes against the way I play. It could be kind of fun though. :-\

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The Power of Ten Dynasty lends itself to small households, as well, which I also prefer: Founder or heir, spouse, and one child is all you ever need.

This is the one I'll probably end up doing for my first Dynasty once I finally get around to it, for this reason and I like the idea of my Sims having a long list of tasks to keep them busy. I like whole "Power of 10" theme too, interesting.

Whatever I decide will take quite a lot of planning so I may spend some time doing this while I wait and see what the next challenge will be, :)

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2020, 06:15:19 AM »
@Rainbow Dash power of 10 is definitely more for you as you can play any lifestate. You lose points for vamps in TGT

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2020, 01:15:03 PM »
Just going to say that the Pancakes make ugly offspring...

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2020, 04:06:35 PM »
Does a double bed count for two Sims, or do we really need 8 seperate beds for a full household?

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2020, 04:37:04 PM »
Does a double bed count for two Sims, or do we really need 8 seperate beds for a full household?

No. The rule states that each Sim needs a bed, not a separate bed...

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2020, 11:24:44 PM »
9 down, 6 to go.  I should finish tomorrow night.  But I will never eat Pancakes again. 

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2020, 06:50:46 AM »
Even though I did play some test files before the actual challenge, Day 1 was stressful! And now, to celebrate the pancake, here is a poem by Christina Rossetti, aptly named Mix a Pancake.

Mix a Pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan,
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can.

Just repeat this really fast 6 times and that was my first day. Did you hear me in the background shouting "Cook those pancakes faster and stop chatting with your brothers and sisters! Go! Go! Go!" lol

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Re: Pancakes Triumphant
« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2020, 06:54:17 AM »
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Posted by: Vesper« on: March 09, 2020, 06:15:19 AM @Rainbow Dash power of 10 is definitely more for you as you can play any lifestate. You lose points for vamps in TGT

Oh that doesn't bother me at all, it's the "I'm Surrounded By Idiots!" part that will really get my goat, lol. :P But seriously, Power Of 10 is probably the best one for me to start with for now. :)

 

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