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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2020, 06:32:43 AM »
SoulGal7 PM'd the team and am posting it here because I thought others might benefit from my answer:


Hi,
I haven't fully explored this career, but was reading up on cloning and apparently you can clone serums, and inventions. I really don't know how long this would take, but would this be allowed? I am thinking you could get a lot of serums and inventions this way...or maybe not. Let me know. Thanks :)

You're not scored by the total of serums and inventions made, but by the unique ones made -- the different ones. So, cloning would not add to your score.


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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2020, 01:15:34 PM »
A slight rules change today to the multiplier. Regular serums will not count towards the multiplier, only Tainted Serums. And just to be clear again, "different" means different names of serums and inventions. You cannot spam clones of serums and inventions and expect your multiplier to count. There is a maximum multiplier possible.

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

EDIT: Sorry for the late changes everyone...

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.

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Lena, hopefully if you get a chance you can have the spreadsheet reflect this change.



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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2020, 01:47:12 PM »
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.

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Lena, hopefully if you get a chance you can have the spreadsheet reflect this change.

That is a great twist to the score multiplier, @Metropolis Man
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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2020, 07:37:56 PM »
I am now humming that 80s song - "Tainted Love....." lol

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2020, 01:04:37 PM »
Two things I'd like to check are legit, despite not being explicitly banned (yet):
  • The list of forbidden career-boosting bonuses doesn't include Entrepreneurial and Networked Club, so they're presumably acceptable?
  • Unlike in the previous challenge, there's no stated restriction against changing our sim's home lot type to Tiny Home Residential, which seems to me like an invitation to go mad with power. Would that be okay?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2020, 01:12:26 PM »
On tainted serums -- I'm confused. In several places, you say that tainted serums don't count, but then the rules say that only Tainted Serums count for the multiplier. So which is it?
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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »
On tainted serums -- I'm confused. In several places, you say that tainted serums don't count, but then the rules say that only Tainted Serums count for the multiplier. So which is it?

Sorry, Marian. That was a late change. Only Tainted ones count. I'll make the edits.

EDIT: I specified the need for Tainted serums in the challenge Goal at the top. Was there another misleading place?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2020, 01:25:45 PM »
Okay -- just seeking clarification. :)
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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2020, 01:26:41 PM »
Two things I'd like to check are legit, despite not being explicitly banned (yet):
  • The list of forbidden career-boosting bonuses doesn't include Entrepreneurial and Networked Club, so they're presumably acceptable?
  • Unlike in the previous challenge, there's no stated restriction against changing our sim's home lot type to Tiny Home Residential, which seems to me like an invitation to go mad with power. Would that be okay?

Yes to both questions.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2020, 10:26:28 PM »
Ugh.  Hedy (Hedwig) Hawking let me down.  Maybe she didn't like her name.  Anyways...

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2020, 04:37:47 PM »
60 x 1.14 = 68.4

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2020, 11:55:36 AM »
Hold on we only score tainted serums?

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2020, 11:58:59 AM »
...only tainted unique serums.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2020, 12:06:47 PM »
Okay so
Science level 60
multiplier 1.2   

score 72.6

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2020, 02:47:40 PM »
Science Career level - 8
Multipliers:      
Tainted Serums created and used - 10
Inventions crated and used - 6
Inventions upgraded and used - 8
      
Total Score: 107.2

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2020, 06:19:56 PM »
So sims are still considered a partner even if they are dead good to know. I'm hearing no objects to me killing off Sims though lol.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2020, 07:31:57 AM »
So sims are still considered a partner even if they are dead good to know. I'm hearing no objects to me killing off Sims though lol.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2020, 09:26:02 AM »
My scientist managed to level 6 of her career.
She made and tested 6 tainted serums,6 inventions and 4 upgrades of inventions.

60x1.22 =73.2 points

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2020, 11:19:30 AM »
So sims are still considered a partner even if they are dead good to know. I'm hearing no objects to me killing off Sims though lol.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2020, 10:22:15 PM »
Just thought you'd all like to know that Jill Mye is doing well. I also thought you should be aware that a very useful piece of technology she made and had to name was called Bill Nye. You're welcome.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2020, 05:51:13 AM »
Despite all the test-runs Billy Knight still only managed to get to level 5 of her career and tested 5 tainted serums, 5 inventions and 3 upgrades.

50x1.18 = 59

This seemed deceptively easy at first but I couldn't find any way to improve my result, so looking forward to the strategies after this is over.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2020, 05:06:05 PM »
My sim, Dee Enay (get it -DNA! lol) had the following score:

Level 5 science career (50)
1 + 5 inventions and 3 upgrades + 5 tainted serums

Total: 59

This was a tough 2 weeks for her and hard to get promoted in the Scientist career, even with doing everything during the shift. 

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2020, 09:25:04 PM »
I'm joining the 59 club with my first completed challenge of the year! I really enjoyed playing the scientist career, which I've never done before.
Level 5 science career, 5 tainted serums, 5 inventions, 3 upgrades. Total score of 59.
I have no idea how anybody could have done it quicker, so am really interested to read the strategies.

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Re: Bill Nye's Science Invitational
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2020, 11:12:11 PM »
Well, I am pleased to advise that I'm not joining the 59 club.

So you guys are no longer at the bottom!

Jill Mye managed to catch herself on fire once.

She also managed to set fire to a piece of scientific equipment.

She also managed to get herself abducted.

But! Jill managed to get herself put out AND put out the equipment.

Jill achieved the following:
Level 4 Science Career
4 Tainted Serums created and used
4 Inventions created and used
2 Inventions upgraded and used
Total score 45.6.

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