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#1 Old 17th Jan 2015 at 7:23 AM Last edited by MissChevus : 21st Jan 2015 at 3:28 AM.
Default From the Cradle to the Grave Challenge
From the Cradle to the Grave Challenge:
In this challenge, you can only control one sim for his or her whole lifetime while leaving
the fates of all of the other sims to the game. How well will your sim do?

Setup
1. Make your main sim's parent(s) in CAS.
2. Then use the "play with genetics" option to make your main sim. This sim should be a child.
He or she can have any aspiration or traits you want.
3. (Optional) You can make siblings for your main sim if you want.
4. Place the family in a starter home and get one (or both) of the parents a job. This is the only
time you will be able to control them.
5. Set aging to normal and autonomy to on.

The goal of this challenge is to go from childhood to death while only controlling your
main sim. The only time you may control another sim is to get them a job or to pay the
bills.

Goals:
These goals are to be accomplished before aging up.

Childhood:
Get an A in School (+500 points)
Be friends with your parents (+400 points)
Have at least 3 children who are your friends (+500 points)
Have a level 5 in two of the child skills. (+800 points)
Complete your childhood aspiration (+1000 points)

Teen:
Get an A in School (+500 points)
Have at least 4 teens who are your friends (+800 points)
Have a level 5 in three different skills (+1000 points)
Have a boyfriend or girlfriend (+1000 points)
Complete the first level of your aspiration (+1500 points)

Young Adult:
Get a Job (+500 points)
Get promoted to at least level 4 in your job (+1500 points)
Move into your own place (+1000 points)
Have at least 5 friends who are young adults (+800 points)
Have a level 5 in five different skills (+1000 points)
Have at least 3 loves (+1000 points)
Get engaged (+2000 points)
Complete the second level of your aspiration (+2000 points)

Adult
Get promoted to the top of your career (+5000 points)
Get married (+3000 points)
Have (or adopt) Children: (+1000 points per kid)
Have at least 7 friends who are adults (+1000 points)
Have a level 5 in five different skills (+2000 points)
Have a level 10 in one skill (+4000 points)
Complete the third level of your aspiration (+2500 points)

Elder
Retire while at the top level of your job (+5,000 points)
Have at least 5 friends who are elders (+1,000 points)
Have a level 5 in seven different skills (+3,000 points)
Be friends with everyone in your family (+3,000 points)
Have a level 10 in three skills (+5,000 points)
Complete your lifetime aspiration (+10,000 points)

Options for More Difficult Gameplay:
Here are some options for those looking for more of a challenge.
* Double the skill and friendship requirements.
* Do this challenge with your sim's lifespan set to short.
* Complete two aspirations instead of one.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 7:55 AM
This sounds like fun! So playing it!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 4:32 PM
Sounds nice. But not exacly a challenge. Almost every one does all the goals on normal gameplay. I think there should be more rules, more goals (hard ones) and more restritions. This is just normal gameplay that you say it is a challenge.
Not much of a challenge is it? :P

Play my sims 3 version of The Princess Challenge

Currently playing The Dynasty Challenge
Instructor
#4 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 7:26 PM
I think the challenge is simply not controlling the other Sims. It can be frustrating when you want one to do something but you can't control them.
Reminds me of a tamer ISBI
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 21st Jan 2015 at 3:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Letcupcake
Sounds nice. But not exacly a challenge. Almost every one does all the goals on normal gameplay. I think there should be more rules, more goals (hard ones) and more restritions. This is just normal gameplay that you say it is a challenge.
Not much of a challenge is it? :P


Like Luckk said, the challenge is going through a sim's whole life without being able to control their parents,
spouse, or children. Of course this challenge isn't for everyone. I can make a set of more difficult rules if
you want. I just thought of some things that were within the realm of possibility to accomplish with the
time restrictions of a normal lifespan.

@Ysolla, I'm glad you're trying the challenge.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:04 PM
I'm thinking that this would be a good series on my YouTube channel. I'm starting one up soon. I am definitely going to make this a series at some point.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 12:28 AM
That's so awesome! Good luck with your youtube channel.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 2:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MissChevus
That's so awesome! Good luck with your youtube channel.


Thanks! I am excited to start
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 7:47 AM
Here's a pic of my main sim.

Her name is Finn Goodchilde. She lives in a small house in Willow Creek with her mother and father.
So far, she has finished three of the childhood goals and is working on making more friends. Her
parents always make me laugh. She has to eat quick meals out of the fridge because they only
make meals for themselves. They also follow her wherever she goes. She went across the street
to look for a pet frog, and her dad followed her all the way there. Talk about helicopter parents!
When they're not at work or following their daughter around, they normally hang out in her room.
There have been a couple of times when poor Finn couldn't go to bed because her parents were
sitting on her bed talking. Helicopter parents aside, Finn is doing pretty well. She finally got
an A in school and spent the first three days as a child working on her skills. She has both the
creative aspiration and the creative trait.

...insert cute pic of Finn brushing her teeth.
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