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Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:26:05 AM »
Bill Nye's Science Invitational

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Goal
This new event is the idea of top competitor, Rainbow Dash (thanks, Rainbow). The goal is straightforward — get as high as you can in the Scientist career and try and make as many different Tainted serums and inventions in the brief two weeks you have. Just for kicks we're having Bill Nye as the official host. :)

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • This challenge requires the Get to Work expansion.
  • In CAS, create 1 Human or Alien YA. Spellcasters and Vampires are not allowed.
  • No adding to the household. Cloned Sims are automatically added, so simply remove them immediately.
  • The following are banned: Connections, Easy Street, Career Hopper, Wishing Well.
  • The Challenge ends Week 3, Sunday 8:00 a.m.

Scoring

Science Career. Earn 10 points for each Scientist career level.

SIM. Serums and Inventions Multiplier. Every player starts with a multiplier of 1.00. Add .01 to the multiplier for each different Invention and Invention upgrade made and used. Add .02 to the multiplier for each different Tainted serum made and used.

Total. Take your Scientist Career score and multiply it by your Serums and Inventions Multiplier to get your Total.
A little spreadsheet to help with the calculations: Spreadsheet

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?
If you have questions and need clarifications, ask away — you can either post your questions in this thread or if you feel a question might reveal a particular strategy you are considering, then feel free to PM the team. Choose the My Messages tab > Send Message > Send to Group (show membergroups) > Check the Challenge Board Moderator group.


And the Winner is...
After this event has closed everyone is encouraged to discuss how they approached the event. The winner is expected to provide detailed information on their strategy. Keep notes as you play your file.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                            Science Career     SIM     Total     
Nikitachi801.34107.20
Sruixan701.2788.90
oshizu701.2788.90
Rainbow Dash701.2788.90
LenaLJ701.2788.90
GlazeyLady701.2788.90
Isabelalabe701.2688.20
Elinoee601.2273.20
Metropolis Man601.2273.20
SueDenim601.2273.20
Nandarelle601.2273.20
ratchie601.2172.60
mismck601.2172.60
furbyqueen601.1468.40
Teresa501.1859.00
Cugi-teri501.1859.00
SoulGal7501.1859.00
Sarleenia501.1859.00
kinseyam501.1859.00
MarianT501.1859.00
Ginj501.1859.00
Poffin501.1859.00
Whimsical Peanut501.1859.00
crstasse501.1758.50
celinegreen501.1658.00
Eighty8Keys501.1658.00
CynKuy501.1457.00
jewels129501.1457.00
Deklitch401.1445.60

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 07:26:26 AM »
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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 08:11:07 AM »
This one looks like fun.  I always enjoyed the science career.  (questions will come later)

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 08:22:30 AM »
There will come a little spreadsheet also to help with the calculations. I am just getting hit very hard with work these days :(

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2020, 09:35:15 AM »
Love your spreadsheets Lena.  Thanks for providing them. :)

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 05:02:24 PM »
Thanks Rainbow Dash for suggesting this challenge. Love it!

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2020, 06:07:56 PM »
I've been a spreadsheet nerd since my days in highschool (1989 onwards), and am more than happy to assist with creating and testing spreadsheets if that would be of any assistance @LenaLJ @Metropolis Man



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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 06:21:58 PM »
I've been a spreadsheet nerd since my days in highschool (1989 onwards), and am more than happy to assist with creating and testing spreadsheets if that would be of any assistance @LenaLJ @Metropolis Man

Thank you, Deklitch. It's always nice to have back-up options. Lena was actually telling me today that her work schedule is kind of crazy lately with all the pandemic craziness, so if she does not have time to create a spreadsheet for a given event, I'll pull your chain.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 09:19:56 PM »
Love it!!  Now this is right up my alley.  I really enjoy the science career.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 09:44:18 PM »
It is one of my favorite careers for a single sim.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 07:15:26 AM »
Love it!!  Now this is right up my alley.  I really enjoy the science career.

It is one of my favorite careers for a single sim.

I am so happy both of you are digging this one. There has been some talk recently in the threads with some players confused about this or that, etc. The team is doing our best to keep things simple. That's always the ultimate goal -- finding challenges that actually DO challenge players -- make them think and approach the game in new/different ways, but are not so complicated that they throw up their hands and take a pass.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 09:41:16 PM »
Considering the overwhelming support by many I may jump back in and attempt this one. It's been a long time since I did this type of career.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 09:54:44 PM »
Edit: adding questions to this as I test until the FAQ goes up or the event starts

Double checking while I set up practice files, no lot type, pack or lot trait bans on this one?
What is the process for removing a cloned sim?
I couldn't seem to locate anything regarding whether you could move onto a blank lot and build your own house or not in the general rules or these. What is the ruling on that?
Do tainted serums count as a separate serum?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 10:28:42 PM »
What is the process for removing a cloned sim?

Pleased I'm not the only one confuzzled by this :)

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2020, 06:31:17 AM »
What is the process for removing a cloned sim?

Pleased I'm not the only one confuzzled by this :)

I found some instructions in a link I found. Scroil down to post #6 —

https://answers.ea.com/t5/General-Discussion-Feedback/deleting-sims-characters-from-sims-4/td-p/3847109

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2020, 10:07:15 PM »
If our sim gets abducted and has an alien baby, are we able to keep it or give it away?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2020, 07:43:01 AM »
If our sim gets abducted and has an alien baby, are we able to keep it or give it away?

No. As the rules state...


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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 06:28:47 AM »
Hey guys, it really warms my heart to know that people like my idea and makes me hope that I've come up with an interesting and well thought out Challenge. :) Although, to be honest, I just threw the idea out to the Challenge Team and suggested a few things to throw into the mix for a multiplier, just to keep it interesting.

But in the end it was @Metropolis Man and his Team who chose what made the final cut and the decision to take my idea and run with it and for that I feel truly honoured and thankful, so thank you so much guys for doing this! I have to admit I was really surprised when they said they wanted to use my idea, I wasn't really expecting them to say yes and I may have done a victory dance, lol. :D

This is my favourite career in Sims 4 so naturally I'll be entering this challenge, it's my baby after all. :)

Just a couple of questions, are there any limits on what we can do with the Satellite Dish once we invent it? Do we get to test out the Serums and Inventions on other Sims or just ourselves? Come on Challenge Team, say yes and let us be evil, after all using other Sims as your own personal Guinea Pigs is half of the fun of the Science Career! :P

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2020, 09:18:05 AM »
Following on from thefaeriesgirl's questions, if we make a tainted serum, does that count or would we need to keep doing synthesising until we'd made the proper one?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2020, 01:16:49 PM »
On Tainted Serums - let's go ahead not allow those. To count for the multiplier, serums need to be the proper ones. I'll note that in the rules.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2020, 05:33:35 PM »
Just a couple of questions, are there any limits on what we can do with the Satellite Dish once we invent it? Do we get to test out the Serums and Inventions on other Sims or just ourselves? Come on Challenge Team, say yes and let us be evil, after all using other Sims as your own personal Guinea Pigs is half of the fun of the Science Career! :P


No limits on Satellite Dish use.
Go ahead and test away with the serums. Yes, be evil. ;)

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2020, 10:05:52 PM »
Does our sim have to look like Bill Nye* or have a name that is something like Bill Nye? Jill Why? Phil Gladify?

* I especially look forward to seeing female sims looking like him :D

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2020, 06:05:15 AM »
Deklitch - he's called Bill Nye the Science Guy so I've been thinking of name variants like Tracy Pal the Science Gal, Ella Grady the Science Lady, Norman Brent the Science Gent. But I'm sure I can do better.

Now you've given the challenge of making our Sims look like him I must make a female 😂

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 06:49:15 PM »
A question on this - we just start with the normal starting funds for a sim - correct? Do we have to move into a Maxis pre-made furnished house or can it be unfurnished? Thanks :)

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2020, 06:31:26 AM »
A question on this - we just start with the normal starting funds for a sim - correct? Do we have to move into a Maxis pre-made furnished house or can it be unfurnished? Thanks :)

Hi SoulGal7, yep, just start with the standard 20k simoleans. And choose whatever lot you wish - empty vs. premade is fine. Furnished vs unfurnished - also fine.

 

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