Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Drifter Challenge - House 006 - Rules

HOW TO PLAY
House 006 of The Drifter Challenge


GAME SET UP FOR CONTINUING DRIFTERS 

**(Optional) If you want to skip this step, head down to Sim Creation**
Oasis Springs - Base Game
-All previously Placed or Built Residential and Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Willow Creek - Base Game
-All previously Placed or Built Residential Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Newcrest - Added To Base Game
-Residential Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with Sims (optional)
Granite Falls - Outdoor Retreat Game Pack
-Make no changes to The Deep Woods (hidden Hermit area)
-All other Rental or Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Magnolia Promenade - Get To Work Expansion Pack
-Retail Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Windenburg - Get Together Expansion Pack
-Make no changes to the Community Lots
- - -To preserve all Club aspects in the game 
-Make no changes to the Residential Lots (Exceptions Below)
- - -The Summer Home
- - -Mid-Nowhere
- - - - - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)
San Myshuno - City Living Expansion Pack
-Residential and Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)
Forgotten Hollow
-Residential Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)

*You are Free to evict or delete Sims.  The game will auto-populate the worlds with "Townies" regardless of your decision (Exceptions Below)
-The Heir from House 005 who be the Main Sim in this House Mini-Challenge
-The Residents in Windenburg  
-To preserve all Club aspects in the game


**Sim Creation**
The Heir from House 005 will become the Main Sim for the length of this mini-challenge 

-Create or download one new Sim with the following guidelines (referred to as the Secondary Sim)
-Human type or Alien races only 
-Must be Young Adult life stage
-Set the gender preference of the Secondary Sim
- - -This may be changed anytime during game play
-Set relationship status to Roommate of Main Sim
-Pick any Traits for the Secondary Sim
- - -If you download a Sim, make sure that they do not have any Skills or extra Traits gained (could give unwanted advantages)
- - -Try using Traits that you have never tried before or use a Random Trait Generator for a potential added challenge aspect (optional)
-Pick any Aspiration for the Secondary Sim
- - -You may change this Aspiration at any time during game play (swap often to maximize Satisfaction Reward points gained)

*You begin this House Mini-Challenge with both the Main Sim and the Secondary Sim as playable characters.  All Sims in the Active Household will be playable for the length of this mini-challenge



GAME SETUP FOR DRIFTERS DOING THIS AS A STAND ALONE HOUSE CHALLENGE

Oasis Springs - Base Game
-Bulldoze The Futures Past Community Lot
-Place or Build a Restaurant on The Futures Past Community Lot
-All other Residential or Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Willow Creek - Base Game
--Bulldoze Oakenstead Residential Lot and evict any Sims that may be there
-All Residential and Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Newcrest - Added To Base Game
-Residential Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with Sims (optional)
Granite Falls - Outdoor Retreat Game Pack
-Make no changes to The Deep Woods (hidden Hermit area)
-All other Rental or Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Magnolia Promenade - Get To Work Expansion Pack
-Retail Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or  Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
Windenburg - Get Together Expansion Pack
-Make no changes to the Community Lots
- - -To preserve all Club aspects in the game 
-Make no changes to the Residential Lots (Exceptions Below)
- - -The Summer Home
- - -Mid-Nowhere
- - - - - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)
San Myshuno - City Living Expansion Pack
Residential and Community Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)
Forgotten Hollow
-Residential Lots may be left as they are, Rebuilt or Replaced with a Lot downloaded from The Gallery 
- - -Must be Built or Replaced with the specified Lot type only
-Populate with more Sims (optional)


*You are Free to evict or delete Sims.  The game will auto-populate the worlds with "Townies" regardless of your decision (Exception Below)
-The Residents in Windenburg
- - -To preserve all Club aspects in the game


**SIM CREATION**
-Create or download one new Sim with the following guidelines (referred to as the Main Sim)
-Human type or Alien races only 
-Must be Young Adult life stage
-Set the gender preference of the Main Sim
- - -This may NOT be changed once game play has begun
-Pick any Traits for the Main Sim
- - -If you download a Sim, make sure that they do not have any Skills or extra Traits gained (could give unwanted advantages)
- - -Try using Traits that you have never tried before or use a Random Trait Generator for a potential added challenge aspect (optional)
-Pick any Aspiration for the Main Sim
- - -You may change this Aspiration at any time during game play (swap often to maximize Satisfaction Reward points earned)

-Create or download one new Sim with the following guidelines (referred to as the Secondary Sim)
-Human type or Alien races only
-Must be Young Adult life stage
-Set the gender preference of the Secondary Sim
- - -This may NOT be changed once game play has begun
-Set relationship status to Roommate of Main Sim
-Pick any Traits for the Secondary Sim
- - -If you download a Sim, make sure that they do not have any Skills or extra Traits gained (could give unwanted advantages)
- - -Try using Traits that you have never tried before or use a Random Trait Generator for a potential added challenge aspect (optional)
-Pick any Aspiration for the Secondary Sim
- - -You may change this Aspiration at any time during game play  (swap often to maximize Satisfaction Reward points earned)

*You begin this House Mini-Challenge with both the Main Sim and the Secondary Sim as playable characters.  All Sims in the Active Household will be playable for the length of this mini-challenge



GAME SETTINGS

**Game Options**
-Autonomy - Full
-Traditional Social Menu - Your Choice
-Disable Autonomy for Selected Sim - Unchecked
-Fill Empty Homes - Checked
-Auto Age (Played Sims) - Yes
-Auto Age (Unplayed Sims) - Checked
-Sim Lifespan - Normal



WHERE TO START AND LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS

**Moving In**
*Move both the Main and Secondary Sims onto the Oakenstead Residential Lot using Manage Worlds
-Willow Creek
-Lot Size 50x50

**Extra Prep**
*Sell or Delete any belongings that the Main Sim has brought along with them in their Personal or Household inventories
- If  you choose to keep these items you must deduct the cost of the object(s) from the household funds before any other objects are allowed to be purchased

*Set the household funds to the desired difficulty amount
-Standard - $150k Simoleons
-Difficult - $75k Simoleons
-Extreme - $0 Simoleons
-Using the "testingcheats on" "Money 0" cheat

*Choose up to three Lot Traits (optional)
-These can be changed anytime during game play

**Make Two Separate Game Save Files (optional but recommended)**
*The 1st Game Save File will act as your Main Save which you will play

*The 2nd Game Save File, will act as a backup of the Main Save, holding your place at the beginning of this House Mini-Challenge.  

Note:  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

*Begin game play!  Good Luck, Drifter!  =)


MAIN GOALS OF HOUSE 006

**Building on the Active Home Lot**
*There are no Bedroom or Bathroom requirements. Your house must be worth $350k Simoleons (after Depreciation) or more and include a total of eight beds which should be counted in this way
-One Double Bed
-Seven Additional Beds (Double or Single)

**Goals during game play**
*Complete the Mansion Baron Aspiration
Please note:  Upon completion of the Mansion Baron Aspiration, you may now build/place a Nightclub on The Blue Velvet nightclub lot in Willow Creek.  This lot is now considered unlocked as well as the Narwhal Arms and Discotheque Pan Europa in Windenburg and can now be visited (please see the Where You Can Travel section for requirements)

*Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage 
-The Heir will become the Main Sim in the 7th House Mini-Challenge
-Upon reaching this milestone you must stop game play if you are continuing on to House 007 of The Drifter Challenge
- If any Main Goal was not reached prior to the Heir reaching Young Adult life stage this House Mini-Challenge ends - considered a house challenge fail



WHERE YOU CAN TRAVEL

There MUST be at least $1k Simoleons in Household Funds should you choose to travel (unless specified).  Having $1k Simoleons in Household Funds to travel will apply ANY time you wish to visit the following locations

*Oasis Springs
-The Futures Past Community Lot (Restaurant) 
-Desert Bloom park 
-The Grotto 
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*Willow Creek
-The Blue Velvet nightclub - Restricted until the Mansion Baron Aspiration is completed by a Sim in the household
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*Newcrest
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend
*Granite Falls
-Campsite areas - All household members MUST attend
-The National Forest 
-The Deep Woods 
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*Magnolia Promenade
-Any of the Retail Lots and their surrounding areas - No funds needed if the traveling Household Sim owns property there
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*Windenburg
-The Bluffs 
-The Ruins
-The Von Haunt Estate
-Hare Square park
-The Narwhal Arms nightclub - Restricted until the Mansion Baron Aspiration is completed by a Sim in the household
-Discotheque Pan Europa nightclub - Restricted until the Mansion Baron Aspiration is completed by a Sim in the household
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*San Myshuno
-Myshuno Meadows park
-Any Festival locations the Household Sims are asked to attend
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend or that they host
*Forgotten Hollow
-Any Club or Party locations the Household Sims are asked to attend
*Miscellaneous Locations
-The Hospital - No funds needed if your Sim is traveling for work or if you're joining a Sim for a birth
-The Police Station - No funds needed if your Sim is traveling for work
-The Science Lab - No funds needed if your Sim is traveling for work
-Sixam - No funds needed if traveling while at The Science Lab during work hours

*Note: If a Sim is asked to an outing of any type, the event location is allowed to be traveled to for the duration of the outing.  This includes lots that are not unlocked at the time of the invitation



SOME THINGS NOT ALLOWED

*Travel to any Nightclub Lot before the Mansion Baron Aspiration is completed by any Sim in the Active Household

*Host any Club Gatherings on the Active Home Lot

*Designate the Active Home Lot as a Club Hangout destination

*Have a playable character be/become a Vampire

*Use any age altering or life prolonging items

*Bring any Sims back from the dead

*Move any Sims OUT of the Active Household



ADDING SIMS TO YOUR ACTIVE HOUSEHOLD

*All Sims that join the Active Household MUST be added using the Move In interaction
- Does not include the following
- - -Adoption
- - -Babies produced within the Active Household
- - -Alien abduction children
- - -Whispering Wishing Well acquired Sims
- - -Created Clones

Note: 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" before the Move In process is complete

*Moving in any Sims that are the Vampire race is not allowed

*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 Household
-Using the "testingcheats on" "Money" cheat

*Any items brought in the Personal Inventory or Family Inventory when a Sim joins the Active Household,  may be kept or sold for Simoleons 

Note:  This Challenge is not intended to Move In prior Mini-Challenge Household Members.  Doing so may greatly impact the challenge in negative ways




ALL ABOUT THE HEIR

*The Heir MUST be made through the WooHoo For Baby command with a Sim who is a part of the Active Household and the Main Sim
-The following cannot be considered The Heir
- - -Babies produced with a Sim who is not part of the Active Household
- - -Adopted Sims
- - -Alien Abduction Babies
- - -Vampire Babies
- - -Whispering Wishing Well added Sims
- - -Sims added with the Move In interaction

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

*The Heir is considered the 1st born - even in cases with multiple births

*You may pick the Traits and the Aspiration of The Heir 

*If The Heir dies or is otherwise removed from the Active Household this mini-challenge ends - considered a house challenge fail



A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT

*You may choose the Traits and Aspirations of any Sims in the Active Household when prompted to do so (after Age Up)

*Death Flowers can be used by any of the Active Household Sims

*The Active Household may purchase and manage the Restaurant in Oasis Springs

*The Active Household may purchase and manage ANY of the Retail lots in Magnolia Promenade

*The Active Household may create or join Clubs at any time

*The Sims in the Active Household have the choice of any career or they can remain unemployed the length of this mini-challenge

*The use of any Mods or Custom Content is at your discretion
-ALL play testing was done with a "vanilla" game
-Using Mods or Custom Content may greatly impact the challenge in negative ways