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De Gustibus non est Disputandem

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Goal
Now that Sims have likes and dislikes you can create for them those days when your younger brother always played heavy metal, which you hated. Or maybe the person in the apartment above you was always working out. Or maybe your neighbor was always pounding on the wall when you played your favorite Winter Holiday music in July. In this challenge, your household of 4 to 8 Sims will develop their own likes and dislikes. Will it be a harmonious household, with everyone dancing to S-pop? Maybe yes, maybe no. You'll have 2 Sim weeks to find out.




General Challenge Rules

Specific Challenge Rules
  • In CAS, create 4 to 8 YA Sims, any lifestate.
  • Sims can have any traits and aspirations, but you may not assign any likes or dislikes.
  • Likes and dislikes can only be given when you get a pop-up from the Sim, and you must respond in the affirmative.
  • No adding to the household and no moving out Sims.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat for the sole purpose of purchasing a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • The Challenge concludes on Week 3, Day 1, at 8 am.




Scoring

You can find each Sim's likes and dislikes in their profile section, where their traits are. To look at your household as a whole, go to Map View and click on your household. Click on each Sim, then click on the icon underneath their aspiration.

L & D — Go through and write down each activity or music liked, and count the number of Sims who like it. Do the same for dislikes.

Opposites — For oppositions, multiply the number of Sims who like an activity by the number who dislike it.

Total — Your final score is your L & D + Opposites.

Example: Painting is liked by 2 Sims and disliked by 1. Fitness is liked by 1 Sim and disliked by 1. Classical music is liked by 1 Sim and disliked by 2. New Age music is disliked by 1 Sim.

LIKES                                     DISLIKES
painting 2                               painting 1
fitness  1                                fitness 1
Classical music 1                     Classical music 2
                                             New Age music 1

L & D: 9
Opposites: 5
Total: 14.

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 may 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                            L & D     Opposites     Total
Teresa111021
LenaLJ16218
jesslc8513
MarianT11112
Metropolis Man11112
Eighty8Keys10010
Delokkpsi909
math_chick404
Nikitachi202

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 06:14:51 AM »
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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 07:49:41 AM »
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You'll have 3 Sim weeks to find out.

Maybe you meant 2 weeks?..

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 08:32:03 AM »
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You'll have 3 Sim weeks to find out.

Maybe you meant 2 weeks?..

Correct. Thank you.

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 08:54:05 AM »
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For oppositions, multiply the number of Sims who like an activity by the number who dislike it.

Should we then multiply by zero in case we have some sims with a certain like but no people with a corresponding dislike, or vice versa?

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 09:53:12 AM »
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For oppositions, multiply the number of Sims who like an activity by the number who dislike it.

Should we then multiply by zero in case we have some sims with a certain like but no people with a corresponding dislike, or vice versa?

Correct. In the scoring example in the rule set you have the one Sim with a New Age music dislike with no other Sim having a New Age music like. That's not figured into the opposites scoring.

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 10:25:38 PM »
This challenge happens to coincide with the exact dates the Olympics will be airing. I hope I can tear myself away from the TV screen to play through this challenge. :D



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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2021, 08:39:44 AM »
This challenge happens to coincide with the exact dates the Olympics will be airing. I hope I can tear myself away from the TV screen to play through this challenge. :D

Yeah, I cannot wait to see Simone Biles attempt some never-before-attempted moves. And I think surfing will be a first for the summer Olympics. But, no spectators at all in the stands? That will be weird.

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2021, 09:20:17 AM »
I hope other players can generate more likes and dislikes than my Sims did. Their total was 11 Likes and Dislikes, with 1 point for Opposites, for a total of 12.
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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 09:38:22 AM »
This challenge ends Sunday night, so get your scores in soon. Good luck finishing up.

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2021, 10:03:37 AM »
All righty.

The gang had 11 likes/dislikes and 10 points for opposites.  Their total is 21.


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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2021, 10:46:32 PM »
Well, this was more challenging than I thought it would be.

My Sims finished with 9 likes & Dislikes. No opposites so my total was 9

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2021, 09:42:00 AM »
I was able to match Marian's effort. This turned out harder than I thought.

11 Likes and Dislikes and 1 opposite for a total of 12.

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2021, 09:43:42 AM »
I don't t have enough time to play this one. So my score is 2 :D

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Re: De Gustibus non est Disputandem (There is no Disputing about Tastes)
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2021, 11:40:45 AM »
Haven't quite finished the full 2 weeks but the deadline's in ~20 min here so I'd better submit my score now

8 likes and dislikes
5 oppositions
Total = 13

 

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