Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Drifter Challenge - House 001 - Rules

GAME SET UP FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE FULL 24 HOUSE CHALLENGE
In Both Oasis Springs and Willow Creek you will need to do the following things:
-Evict all Residents from their Residential Lots
-Demolish all Residential and Community Lots
-Place a Restaurant on The Futures Past Community Lot in Oasis Springs (If you own Dine Out)
All other worlds and vacation destinations may be built upon or populated however you'd like

GAME SET UP FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN PLAYING JUST HOUSE 001
-Evict any Sims who are living on the Agave Abode Lot in Oasis Springs
-Demolish the Agave Abode Lot in Oasis Springs
-Check that the Agave Abode Lot in Oasis Springs is set to Residential
-Place at least one Restaurant Lot in one of the worlds (If you own Dine Out)
All other worlds and vacation destinations may be built upon or populated however you'd like

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MAKING YOUR DRIFTER
Create or Download a Sim with the following guidelines:
-Humanoid or Alien races only
-Must be Young Adult life stage
*Please note that if you download your Sim, you will need to make sure that they do not have any Skills or extra Traits 
This Sim will be the ONLY playable character in the Active Household

REQUIRED GAME OPTIONS SETTINGS
Under Gameplay tab in the Game Options menu you will need to select the following:
-Autonomy - Full
-Auto Age (Played Sims) - Yes
-Sim Lifespan - Normal
All other options are your choice (seasons, get famous etc.)

WHERE TO START AND LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS
-Move your Sim onto the Agave Abode Residential Lot in Oasis Springs
-Drop the Drifter's Household Funds to $0 Simoleons (testingcheats on + Money 0 cheat)
-Save your game and then make a backup save as well
The 1st Game Save file will act as the Main Save which you will play, and The 2nd Game Save file, will act as a backup of the Main Save.
*It's highly recommended that you make these separate game save files so that if you are unsatisfied with how things turn out or you do not complete the requirements in the allotted time, you will have the option to redo this House Mini-Challenge without losing all prior world progress

MAIN GOALS OF HOUSE 001
1.  Create a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $30k Simoleons
These requirements are just the minimums, so feel free to add more your house
*A Room consists of at least 4 walls, a door, textured flooring and wall coverings.  

2.  Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage
When The Heir reaches the Young Adult stage, you must stop game play if you are continuing on to House 002

ALL ABOUT THE HEIR
The Heir is the firstborn humanoid or alien baby made through the WooHoo For Baby command with the Main Sim and another Sim who is already part of the Active Household.
-You may pick the Traits and the Aspiration of The Heir
-The Heir is considered a non-playable Sim
*You may never direct The Heir to interact with objects or others unless it's to Age Up allowed ONLY on their birthday
*Any options available through their portrait in the bottom left hand corner is ok to use, and you may open their personal inventory to add or remove items

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A HOUSE CHALLENGE FAIL
-If any Main Goal was not reached prior to the Heir reaching Young Adult life stage
-If The Heir dies or is otherwise removed from the Active Household

WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN TRAVEL
There MUST be at least $1k Simoleons in Household Funds ANY time you wish to visit the following locations:
-Restaurants that have been placed in any of the worlds
-Vacation destinations (you must bring all Active Household members)
*Selvadorada is a gorgeous destination, but digging up relics and/or traipsing around the jungle can yield top dollar goodies in a few in game hours, so is definitely not recommended due to the nature of the challenge
-The Bluffs, The Ruins and The Von Haunt Estate in Windenburg (the Active Household MUST BE asked to attend)
-Festival or Holiday Event Locations (the Active Household MUST BE asked to attend)
-Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host

The following locations DO NOT have a $1k Simoleon requirement to visit:
-Retail Lots that the Active Household owns
-Vet Clinics that have been placed in any of the worlds
-The Hospital
-The Police Station
-The Science Station
-Sixam
-Lots required for work (at home) jobs like the Critic career
-Lots needed to complete Aspirations
*NOT intended for skill building or resource gathering, but just for the required updates
-Revisiting The Final Resting Place of any Sims who have passed away so you can strengthen ties or release their spirits

ADDING SIMS TO THE ACTIVE HOUSEHOLD
All Sims that join the Active Household MUST be added using the Move In interaction
Does not include the following:
-Adoption
-Whispering Wishing Well acquired Sims
-Created Clones
If a Sim you are inviting to Move In has other Household Members, you may choose to split their Household or move any number of them in (within the game constraints).  If you are choosing to Move In the entire Household, you MUST check mark "Sell All Lot Furnishings" (if this option is available) before the Move In process is complete.
Any Simoleons that are brought when a Sim joins the Active Household, MUST be deleted immediately.  Household funds MUST be reset to the amount prior to the Sim(s) joining the Active Household.
Any items brought in the Personal Inventory or Family Inventory when a Sim joins the Active Household,  may be kept or sold for Simoleons

SOME THINGS NOT ALLOWED
-Control any Sims other than the Main Sim
*You may never direct the non-playable Sims to interact with objects or others unless it's to Age Up allowed ONLY on their birthday
*Any options available through their portrait in the bottom left hand corner is ok to use, and you may open their personal inventory to add or remove items
-Host Club Gatherings on the Active Home Lot
-Designate the Active Home Lot as a Club Hangout destination
-Have any of your playable Sims be/become a Vampire
-Use any age altering or life prolonging items
*For example the Potion Of Youth in the Rewards Store or wishing for Youthful Vigor via the Whispering Wishing Well object
-Move any Sims OUT of the Active Household
*Watch your Active Household count, do not forget about The Heir
-Create or choose a new playable Sim should your Main Sim die

ADDITIONAL INFO
-You may choose the Traits and Aspirations of any Sims in the Active Household when prompted to do so (after Age Up)
-Any Playable Sim in the Active Household may purchase and manage any Retail Lot, Restaurant or Vet Clinic
-Any puppies or kittens born may be sold
-The Active Household may Create or Join Clubs at any time
-You may set Season lengths and create Holidays
-The use of any Mods or Custom Content is at your discretion

13 comments:

  1. It's finally here!! I know Simmers are going to have just as much fun as I have play testing it. I'm excited to see the challenge continue to evolve and watching/reading other Simmers that are having a lot of fun with it too. It's going to make for some awesome story telling, no doubt. Congratulations my friend! :) *hugs*

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  2. THX Less...I'm super pumped 2 b finally sharing this challenge. I could not have gotten it 2 this stage without your help...you've done more than u know =)
    I'm so excited 2 c what everyone thinks....c their videos...read their stories....discussions....about The Drifter Challenge! Happy Drifter Day!!

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  3. I'm extremely excited about your new challenge (watched this video yesterday, but wasn't able to comment)!! I'm very excited for you and it's already VERY interesting. Can't wait to see how this turns out! Love the challenge in all. It's something that will keep everyone busy! So, Now I'm addicted to two of your challenge Video series' ! LOL! Keep 'em coming.

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  4. Yeay!! That's so wonderful 2 hear! =) Thank-u so much 4 watching!!!

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  5. In story format - Your challenge :) I'm enjoying myself, thank you so much for making this up and keep them coming!

    http://cassplaysts4.blogspot.ca/2015/06/drifter-house-001-challenge-days-one-two.html

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  6. Thank-u SO SO much @Cassandra =) I'm going 2 add your blog 2 the list of bloggers on the Sims 4 thread I have 4 this challenge so that others can enjoy your story as well =)

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    1. You're very welcome and thank you as well. A good challenge is hard to find ...

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  7. Sounds great, thank you! Just started this challenge yesterday. :)

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  8. Awesome!! I hope r enjoying yourself!! =)

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  9. Looking for some clarification on this rule:

    *If the Main Sim should die before Woohoo For Baby is successful (resulting in pregnancy) this House Mini-Challenge ends - considered a house challenge fail

    Does that mean that if my main sim dies after the heir is born that I can continue playing? Do I just fast forward until the Heir ages to Young Adult?

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    1. If your Main Sim dies, but The Heir has been produced (@ least in pregnancy)....then you can keep "playing", but then it's a matter of fast forward watching until The Heir hits Young Adult stage 👍

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