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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2012, 03:57:59 PM »
Finished with 408 kids and $65/hour = 20465



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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2012, 03:43:51 PM »
My modest score is 56 children (x50) + 117 (salary per hour) = 2917
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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #152 on: May 19, 2012, 04:47:08 AM »
Finally finished a challenge :) with low score :(, next time i will think about strategy before playing ;)

43 children x 50 + 558 salary = 2708

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2012, 05:53:53 AM »
Well, it seems just as well that I got hit with a ton of overtime and couldn't do this one in during the posted timeframe.  When I did my "I thought I was doing it but hadn't bothered to actually read the part about the official start date" run, I managed to get to level ten of the Teacher career, with 3 raises, and my sim had had six children.  Granted, this was before Metro added the one vacation allowed clause, but even so, I wouldn't have come close to reaching the number of offspring other people are amassing.

   I didn't really bother to record my score either, since I thought I was smart enough to transfer my saved games over to my new computer but then turned out not to be, so it really, really doesn't matter.  But even so, I'm kind of interested in hearing about how some of you guys managed to do what you did once the contest ends.  I thought I was fairly fluent in Sims, but now I'm having serious doubts!
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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #154 on: May 19, 2012, 08:44:04 AM »
Have your teachers pour on the charm and get those scores in, folks. This romantic endeavor in higher education ends tomorrow.

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2012, 11:28:20 AM »
Well that was pretty fun :) 

176 Salary + 2350 (47kids) = 2526

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2012, 08:12:07 PM »
Salary: 753
Kids: 101 (x50 = 5050)
Total: 5,803

As always, I'm so intrigued by the top scores! Can't wait to see how people got them.



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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #157 on: May 20, 2012, 11:14:08 AM »
Kids all over the place :P
516 kids and a salary of 20
That should be 25820.

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« Reply #158 on: May 20, 2012, 11:57:49 AM »
Salary = 577/hour
Children = 23 = 1150

Score = 1727

Finally finished, though I think there were a number of important points I didn't figure out till near the end, then still managed to mess up, and probably even more I didn't figure out at all. The strategy posts will be interesting.


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« Reply #159 on: May 20, 2012, 01:23:22 PM »
Salary 563.00 + 12 kids = 1163,  Obviously going for the "participation" aspect of the challenges.  Was fun and I too can't wait for the strategies.

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #160 on: May 20, 2012, 05:01:15 PM »
69 kids + salary 42 = 3492

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2012, 05:13:48 PM »
133 children (x50) + $763 salary = 7413

loved this one! :)

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #162 on: May 20, 2012, 06:58:20 PM »
Cassanova LoverBoy finished with a salary of $48 and 222 kids.

48 + (222 * 50) = 48 + 11100 = 11148.

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« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2012, 12:44:50 AM »
Woot my first challenge completed :)  I am really looking forward to see how some of these "men" were able to have so many wonderful children :)  Completed this challenge today (May 20th) on my birthday in real life hehe..

Don Juan moved to Bridgeport to start his new life, after completing High School with a love of computers and with high work ethics. He picked Bridgeport because his parents had told him so many stories of the famous people that lived there. He also had heard stories of some mysterious "people of the night" that roamed the streets and alleys, and he wanted to solve this mystery for himself also.

His first day in Bridgeport, he picked Education as his career (to help mold the minds of other young kids) and started talking to everyone he would meet.  Then he came up with a brilliant idea..  go on vacation before he started his job, to share with the kids a love of culture as well..  and off he went to France.  Little did he know, he would meet so many wonderful and lovely women (His one true weakness) on his ventures there.  So when he returned home, he couldn't stop thinking of them all and started to invite them to visit..  at first 4 or so a day..  then at the end 5 to 8 would come visit a day (oh the shameless fun he had too!!  He IS known as the famous Don Juan right?)

So by the time week4 day7 11:59PM rolled around,  he had advanced to the top of his career with salary of $820. He created so many beautiful children (156 in all with 128 being the fabled vampire children...  yes.. he did learn the secret of the fabled people of the night).  He felt proud to be called the famous Don Juan (with celebrity level 5). He had maxed out 15 skills in all at the end (his handiness skill came in handy at the end for all the repairs to the hottub and shower) and had enough money to drive around town in his gorgeous black Margaret Vaguester (only the best for this Don Juan!)

So now he has been thinking of turning his black Margaret Vaguester in for a black stallion he has had his eye on...   and riding off into the sunset with a gorgeous brunette beauty straddled behind him on his horse...  to maybe stop by Don Lothario house and share a trade secret or two. I am sure Don Lothario will be proud and honored to call him a friend!!

In the end..   156 kids X 50 = 7800 + 820 salary = 8620 total

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #164 on: May 21, 2012, 12:48:54 AM »
Blackrosea, you should not be posting the stategy you used until Metro has declared this officially ended.
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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #165 on: May 21, 2012, 12:55:05 AM »
Blackrosea, you should not be posting the stategy you used until Metro has declared this officially ended.

Typically, yes you are correct. But, Blackrosea is a friend of mine and she had already shared with me what she wanted to post. I told her to hold off until close to Midnight which she did. So everything is fine. ;)

I'll officially close the event tomorrow morning when I wake up as I always do.

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« Reply #166 on: May 21, 2012, 01:38:32 AM »
Oh, OK. Sorry about that Blackrosea
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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #167 on: May 21, 2012, 01:58:08 AM »
Ugh- barely finished- Salary, $820, children 43, with another on the way, but oh well.

Total, 2970

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Re: Teacher's Tourist Trap
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2012, 02:30:45 AM »
Some of you may know of Henry Roth, of Fifty First Dates fame. Few know, however, that before he moved to Hawaii to take advantage of tourists there, that he lived in New York, where he took advantage of other tourists. He was employed in education before he discovered marine biology. He actually made it all the way to Assistant Principal. He also had 55 children.

55 x 50 = 2750 + §155 = 2905                             
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« Reply #169 on: May 21, 2012, 07:16:33 AM »
That's a wrap folks. This event is now closed. Congrats to Chuckles_82 for the win! Yeah, guys, looking at the scores this one was interesting wasn't it? There was clearly a trick or secret if you will that either you knew about and employed or did not. Because the scores jump up to the stratosphere at a certain point and made the salary essentially a worthless factor. Had I known about this trick myself I would have weighted the 2 components very differently. ;)

Anyhoo — great participation in this event. Thanks to all. @Chuckles, you know the drill since you have been in the Hall of Fame before, please either send me PM detailing your strategy or feel free to post it right here where I can link to it.

Thanks again everyone.

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« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2012, 07:42:25 AM »
Well it looks like I shouldn't have bothered working on the career aspect of the challange and should have concentrated on popping out children.

I am interested to learn what the trick was to getting so many children.

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« Reply #171 on: May 21, 2012, 10:49:20 AM »
I am bummed I didn't get finished! I did a few test runs and thought I did ok. Seen some of the first scores and thought ok I think I might be able to do this. I thought I knew what I had to do. Then got on and seen the really high scores and knew I didn't know at all. I was still going to try. In fact I was working on my challenge yesterday afternoon when my game crashed and I lost about 2 weeks and didn't get a chance to get back on and finished. Oh well on to the next! Can't wait to see strategy for this one! As I am clueless as to how some of these scores are accomplished!
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« Reply #172 on: May 21, 2012, 06:18:14 PM »
There were some key very important starting points for this challenge, starting with traits:

Ambitious - for the extra LTH points
Workaholic - for those hours where my sim no longer needed to eat/sleep/shower and all the tourists had gone home
Innappropriate - so that my sim could go up to just anyone and kiss them, thus making them automatic romantic interests
Charismatic - so my sim could spam ++ social interactions to make fast friends
Schmoozer - helped where there were no ++ options available, with 'praise' and 'flatter' being super fast + socials.

I started with flirty on my trial, but master of seduction makes that unnecessary.

LTW - super popular - he needed to be at least 'friend' level with tourists to woohoo, so super popular fit in with what he was up to anyway.

Next, timing was important. It was necessary to complete his LTW on the morning of day 1 and to acrew as many LTH points as possible. So he took a job, then met as many people as he could before 11:00am and headed off on vacation. On vacation he learnt charisma, then met the rest of the male population until he had 25 aquaintances for the charisma challenge, and an instant starting relationship bonus. Next, he met all the local women, explorer women, and tourist women, making friends with each of them as he went. As soon as he had enough happiness points, he bought the observant LTR which helped him to have more ++ social interactions.
Soon he had completed his LTW.

LTRs and their order played an important part in this challenge too:

Observant - more ++ interactions for faster friends
Attractive - combined with the celebrity challenge for charisma = instant friendship status
Fertility treatment - clearly my sim wanted as many kids as possible. This one is a no-brainer
Master of Seduction - when my innappropriate sim kissed people he had just met (and obviously instant friends with) they did not reject it and were instantly romantic interests, available for woohoo.

After that were the not so important 'multitasker' - seems to make working from home more effective aswell as when at work; and then finally the motive mobile.

By the time my sim arrived home just ahead of the first influx of tourists, he had completed his LTW, and had the first essential LTRs and charisma challenges completed, so the scenario went something like this:

Hi, I'm Sergio, you new to these parts? Just visiting? Great, lets kiss! Hey, I have a tent here, fancy a little hanky panky?

The tent which he bought while on vacation was another major strategy advantage. He could take it and woohoo anywhere. However, that stupid strut got to be a real pain, slowing things down, and public woohoos have a tendancy to get your sim in trouble - a lot, losing friends left right and centre, and landing your sim with the publicly disgraced moodlet and lost friend moodlet. So, if he woohood in public, I planted the tent right next to the road so he didn't spend all day marching out to the taxi to go meet the next tourist.

Next of course, it was important to phone in and take as much unpaid leave as possible. As soon as it was available he to 5 days leave at a time.

Every day, even on work days, he invited the maximum 8 foreign visitors. But 8 was not the daily limit, NO! He'd take them all to visit the closest community lot, leaving one at home, then one by one, knock them up and send them home, pop back into the tent, and summon the next one. He didn't even have to leave the home lot to do this: simply relax, and click on one of his visitors, and choose 'try for baby' and they came running. It was important to keep the camera on the visitors otherwise the game sent them instantly back home without notice.

Come 12:30ish, tourists start showing up as well. He'd then spend the next few hours concentrating on the additional tourists, before going back to his visitors at 4pm.

On work days, he'd simply wait for his visitors to turn up and bring them to work with him, late.

Once he had the motive mobile, he spent the wee hours of the morning working from home, so that he could ask his bos for promotions and raises. It didn't get him very far - only lvl 8 - but the real focus was on the kids.

The other trick I used was to constantly have the stereo next to the tent playing kids music. At home I left the tv on the kids channel too. I'm not sure if just listening to the kids channel helped - it seemed to - but just to be sure I got the last visitor of the day to watch it for a few moments with my sim. Combined with the fertility treatment, this gave me a much higher chance of twins and triplets for every woohoo.

I think that covered most things. All in all it was a fun challenge, enjoyable only really micro-managing 1 sim!

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« Reply #173 on: May 21, 2012, 06:29:27 PM »
That is pretty much what I did but I spent far too much time concentrating on working my way up the career ladder.

I did have a slight problem in the fact that all the French and Egyptian tourist Sims that I met on vacation were glitched and never showed up I only had the Chinese Sims to work with. I did discover that if you rang one of your tourist lady friends and clicked invited over household they brought all their friends with them so I could meet and greet lots of new lady friends from the comfort of my own home.

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« Reply #174 on: May 21, 2012, 06:32:13 PM »
Good stuff, Chuckles. Thanks for sharing. Did you ever have an issue of not being able to Try for a Baby with a visitor because their household was already at max capacity?