Tuesday, February 24, 2009

EPISODE63 - The Sims 2 Challenges - Jar Challenge

Created by JavaJan and Trudy (aka simsation)

Find a jar or container to hold slips of paper. Inside the jar, place slips of paper with challenge suggestions (see below). The slips can contain simple or complex challenges. The objective behind the jar challenge is to give yourself a reason to use game options you rarely or have never used. Pick items that interest you and omit those that don't. If you happen to think of a different twist, feel free to suggest it and I'll add it to this list. If you draw a slip of paper that you can't do on the current lot, put the slip back in the jar or on hold until you can.

Update 8-24-07: If you draw a challenge slip and fail to complete it, the points are in limbo. The first house able to complete the strip gets the points.

See below for ideas for "When to start drawing a challenge strip" and "Disaster (Jar) Challenge Score"

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Disaster (Jar) Suggestions for Base Game

1. Get divorced
2. Bankruptcy, delete all but $200
3. Have the biggest house fire that you can manage.
4. Flu - no school/work for 3 days (exception children at risk of SW visit)
5. Move in a townie kid or teen (cheat needed)
6. Sim has an affair
7. Unemployment, everyone loses their job (Elders may retire)
8. Sell all furniture (major repo)
9. Move to a new house.
10. Hands off for one sim day
11. Redecorate a room in your house based on a theme (extreme all rooms)
12. Midlife Crisis, blow all money on entertainment, clothes, cars
13. Have a party. Try to have one from each different levels.
14. Have family dance together.
15. Watch your sim eat burnt food.
16. Adopt an infant everyday for 5 days in a row. (move sims out if needed) (Extreme: 7 days)
17. Have twins or adopt two infants. Have at least three nanny's on lot at all time to care for babies. Avoid having playable sims care for babies. If they auto care for babies without any intervention on your part, that's ok. Goal is to try to keep them from caring for the babies. Duration: 1 week.
18. TEEN: Sneak out with a friend. (let them get caught and not get caught)
22. Kill a sim by drowning and keep the tombstone on the lot for 1-2 weeks.
23. Drama Sim: Pick a sim in the house to be enemies with all other sims in the house.
24. TEEN: Make everyone in the house hate one of the teens until they run away from home. Do Not Call Police
25. Married sim: Move in a sim to be one of the spouses future girlfriend or boyfriend.
26. MARRIED with CHILDREN: Have adult sims make out in front of their kids.
27. GOSSIP: Have adult sim have affair in front of one of their kids or other sim but not the spouse. Have a kid or adult who witnessed the affair "gossip" with the other spouse. {Long time ago I read that a sim could learn about an affair through gossip. I've never seen this actually happen.}
28. TEEN: Go steady with another teen. Then cheat on that sim in a way that your caught.
29. TEEN: Get a job and NEVER go to work.
31. HEADMASTER: Invite him over. Feed him burnt or bad food, have a dirty house, homework on the floor, irritate him, prank him. Do whatever you can to have a bad visit. Then invite him back the next night and try to have a good visit.
32. TEEN: Get teens into private school then never go to school. (Can you get kicked out of private school?)
33. BAD DAY: Visit a community lot and pick a fight with everyone you can. (will also work for uni students).
34. Complete sims fears for the week. Get as many failures as you can.
35. OUTING: Arrange an outing. (repeat for the different levels of outings)
37. Kick tombstones. Try to make ghosts mad. Break an Urn
39. Delete all skill building items on the lot.
40. Put all career rewards into your backpack. (EXTREME: Delete all career rewards.)
41. TEEN: go on a date
42. Have a pool party. Throw a regular party and ask everyone who comes to join you in the pool.
43. Try to have all sims eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner together.
44. Spend the week eating only from the buffet table.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

EPISODE62 - The Sims 2 Challenges - Poverty

Link to Sims Community Thread

Bored with the legacy challenge? Ready for something REALLY difficult? THE POVERTY CHALLENGE!
this is not a beauty contest

STEP ONE: Create a CAS Sim to be the founder of your impoverished family.

STEP TWO: Move the sim onto the largest (5 X 5) lot. Spend all of your money on groundcovers/terrain smoothing until you only have 100 simoleans left. Nightlife users should use the familyFunds cheat to reduce the net worth to 15,300 from the get-go.

STEP THREE: Check- are you down to 100 smackers? Okay. The true poverty challenge begins here: survive and thrive as best you can. The challenge ends when the youngest grandchild of your first (CAS) sim dies of old age.

+Each simolean (of the family net worth) is worth one point in this challenge.
+Each child is worth 3,000 points (provided you raise them to teenagers).
-5,000 for each child taken by the social worker
-3,000 for accidental deaths (by fire, etc.)
-2,000 for each teen runaway
-1,000 for each promotion, including chance card promotion

3. Your original (CAS) founder Sim may work ENTRY LEVEL JOBS ONLY.
4. Other sims MUST START AT THE BOTTOM of the career ladder. You will lose points with each promotion, so think carefully about your strategy, and whether you want them to be promoted or not.
5. All children must have the money aspiration. Grandkids can be anything.
6. NO UNIVERSITY- you are poor, remember?
7. NO ADOPTION- you are poor, remember?
8. NO REWARD OBJECTS (We mean it!)
9. Only NPCs or service sims may join the family. Nightlife users may not ask them how much money they have.
10. Sims may only visit approved "Poverty Legal" community lots, NO OTHER COMMUNITY LOTS allowed! Here is the first:


11. Hacks and custom content are allowed, but not if they are against the spirit of the challenge. Any custom careers must be BALANCED (eg. travel is okay, and OTR sales is okay because of the insane hours; richest sim and stay-at-home careers are not).
12. The poverty challenge stays on the poverty lot- if a sim moves out, they are no longer considered part of the challenge. This means a sim may not receive an inheritance, or any money or gifts/inventory items, from off-lot sims. See posts below for ways to get rid rid of inheritance money.
13. Teens may move out with an adult, but not alone. Kids and younger may not be moved out, period. Otherwise you will lose the 3,000 child points from raising them.
14.Nightlife dating objects must be kept in the inventory- not used or sold.
15. Sims may not purchase real estate, or order/sell deeds with OFB.
16. Sims may not run a home business- unless it is the lemonade stand.
17. Poverty challenge sims may not be hired as employees by another business.
19. Poverty Challenge families must be played using all four seasons. You may arrange the seasons in any order, and you may start in any season, but you MUST have a winter, spring, summer, and fall.


LONE TEENAGER: No points for this, since you have longer to find a mate. But it is difficult in its own way, and we will all admire your fortitude. Start the family with an adult, then kill them off, or use a hack to turn your CAS sim into a teen.

PREGNANT TEEN (+1500 points) Use the insiminator or other hack to start the challenge with a pregnant teen sim- but no points for the unborn child.

OLD MAID (+35000 points) Your sims do not marry/move in anyone, ever. All new family members must be born. You may have children out of wedlock.

So post pictures please! I am interested in seeing them!
And as a final caution, know what you are getting yourself into. Simmish life is rough: this challenge is not for those easily shaken by the sight of pixellated misery. Have fun!

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