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For the Summer Sims Challenge! and SimNaNo
Oh hey so I've never seen anyone do this challenge, even though it's on our challenge masterlist, and wasn't even able to find proof of it ever being done anywhere. For once I can go where no simmer has gone before. In summary: adopt four kids at a time to raise into well-adjusted, skilled, educated adults and repeat five times.
The rules haven't been updated in a while (and let's be real, were stuck in the middle of a TS2 -> TS3 transition, though making a challenge is hard work and I respect what OP did no matter what) and some of them I think need changing anyways. Yeah apparently I'll drop my well-known annoying rule-stickler morals at a moment's notice after all. Let's be transparent here...
- Parties are allowed because no one is going to come to the house as a perfect angel child. Their guardian may have different ideas, though.
- Pets are allowed and encouraged, but I can't use dogs to hunt for collectables.
- I ain't marrying an NPC.
- Adopted children have randomized traits anyways and I will keep them even if they are "banned" like Good and Friendly or they don't have a "bad" trait. But as a compromise, every subsequent trait is randomized too. (Note: as I transition to the second class I do wonder if adopted kids in TS3 draw from a pool of good/neutral traits instead of getting them truly randomized; in my defense, I only adopted maybe three times in the space of many years in TS3 so who am I to know? We'll assess this condition later...)
- I will alter the looks of adopted children in any way except for skintone.
- I can send my students to University after high school but only if they get the highest scholarship level and I can afford it.
- I'm playing on a modified lifespan with 14 days each for children and teenagers and 48 days each for young adults and adults (and a similarly long elder span), so my main caretaker can live to see all of her students graduate and also for the sake of realism.
- I turned some packs off for simplicity + performance, so goodbye Island Paradise, Supernatural, Showtime, and World Adventures.