The Ultimate Sim Challenge (Part 1)

The General Guidelines (Part 1)

Each town, or season, has it’s own set of items that you should work on.  Primary skills should be mastered, but skill challenges are ongoing.  You can complete them at a later time if you like.  Free skills are ones that do not impact job performance or academic performance.  If your sim starts learning a skill before it should be done, don’t worry.  Just try to direct them to not do that skill if at all possible.  As you near the end of a season, you might actually start working on a few skills in order to do well on the college aptitude test.

When setting up your town, look to see if you will even be working on that skill to determine if you need to add the venue.

1 year is equal to 4 sim weeks.  All jobs should be held for 1 sim year unless they are part time.  Part time jobs only require a 2 week commitment.  You may stay in the job longer if you wish or need to in order to reach the highest level of the career.  You can rearrange the order in which you complete the jobs if you like.

Your children/spouse can be the same occult status as you.  You may cure them at anytime, but once cured, they cannot change again.

Aging – keep the lifespan on 90 days/  Keep your sim young any way that you can as long as you have unlocked the skill.

Be sure to review the Odds and Ends section here for a few more details.  The rule of thumb is to always look at something and if your sim can do it, then you need to!

Odds and Ends

During the challenge, you will need to try to accomplish everything that one sim can possibly do.  Most of the skill challenges will do this for you.

Collections – You can create and/or collect as many items as you want, but once you have found a gem, insect, metal, etc. then you must keep 1 of them in a chest either on your lot or in your family inventory.

Children and Spouses 

You may marry a sim from any town that you are using during that ‘season’.  Be sure at some point to marry an alien so you can get the spaceship.  You will need it for handiness upgrades.

  • There are many methods to have kids.  You must use EACH of these at least once during the challenge:
    • Normal pregnancy
    • Alien birth (either through male abduction or regular birth)
    • Plantsim
    • Engineer a child (Oasis Landings)
    • Genetic Merger (Door of Life and Death)
    • Wishing Well (Lucky Palms)
    • Time Machine
    • Cloning (be sure to raise it and marry it into the family line)
    • Adoption
    • Imaginary Friend (turn them real at child age and raise as your own.  They must become a family tree member and produce a child.

Once a sim is in your house and under your control, you must keep them in the house until their death.  The tombstone of the most recently deceased spouse of your Ultimate Sim candidate must remain on your current lot at all times.  All others can be placed in inventory if you like.  This will satisfy the ‘ghost’ requirement for the challenge.

Spouses and children may work, go to University, and do whatever is needed to complete their lifetime wish.  It is not required for them to do anything however.

  • I am currently playing a version of this that drops the child and spouse requirements.  Instead, you may choose a spouse and have children using the various methods but must keep them alive and young with you for the duration fo the challenge.  When you get to the final destination, you move them out on their own and then work on having all the other type of children that are possible in the game.  It’s a different option and I have been enjoying it quite a bit.

This blog is always changing as I am still play-testing the challenge.  As i run across new items, I will continue to add them here.

1. Sunset Valley

  • Business Degree – Rebel Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)  Create 1 blog.
    • Year 1 – Daycare
    • Year 2 – Business
    • Year 3 – Bookstore (PT)
      • Primary Skills – Charisma / Social Networking
      • Free Skill – Alchemy (you may choose others if they are available to you)
      • Activities
        • Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
        • Hire a maid, order pizza, have at least one roommate that remains through the entire season
      • Travel (required) – You must travel to one of the countries to purchase a chest.  I recommend that you purchase 10-12 of them.  I currently am using 12 but may need more soon. You may travel to search for insects, metals, or gems.  You may purchase items like recipes, fishing books, martial arts equipment, but you will not be able to use them at this time.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.
        • Occult – Werewolf (must acquire the curse by being bitten.  must also pass along the curse to at least one sim) (must reach max level)
          • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained.  Child must be born in this town.

2. Riverview

  • Fine Arts Degree – Rebel Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)  Create 1 blog.
    • Year 1 – Culinary
    • Year 2 – Painter
    • Year 3 – Spa Receptionist (PT)
      • Primary Skills – Cooking / Painting / Street Art / Guitar
      • Free Skill – Artisan
      • Activities – Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
      • Travel (required) – you must travel to each destination to purchase the recipes.  This requirement is lifted if you have completed it in a previous town.  You may continue to search for insects, metals, or gems.  You may purchase items like fishing books, martial arts equipment, but you will not be able to use them at this time.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.
        • Occult – Human (must acquire the cure by purchase or creation of cure elixir)
          • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained.  Child must be born in this town.

3. Twinbrook

  • Technology Degree – Rebel and Nerd Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)  Create 1 blog.
    • Year 1 – Firefighter (unlocks the Athletic skill)
    • Year 2 – Inventor
    • Year 3 – Sculptor
      • Primary Skills – Logic / Handiness / Inventing / Sculpting / Consignment
      • Free Skill – none
      • Activities
        • Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
        • Get a tattoo and a makeover at the salon
        • Have a washer and dryer in your home – you must have one in every home going forward in the challenge
      • Travel (optional) – You may continue to search for insects, metals, or gems.  You may purchase items like fishing books, martial arts equipment, but you will not be able to use them at this time.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.
        • Occult – Witch (must acquire the elixir by purchase or creation) (must reach max level)
        • Occult 2 – create a simbot and keep it in the family until it ‘dies’
          • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained..  Child must be born in this town.

4. Barnacle Bay

  • Physical Education Degree – Rebel Nerd, and Jock Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)  Create 1 blog.
    • Year 1 – Professional Sports
    • Year 2 – Music (Rock Star)
    • Year 3 – Grocery Store (PT)
      • Primary Skills – Martial Arts
      • Free Skill – Mixology
      • Activities – Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
      • Travel (required) – You must purchase the martial arts equipment at this time.  You also have to reach Martial Arts Master in the ranked tournaments.  You may continue to search for insects, metals, or gems.  You may purchase items like fishing books, but you will not be able to use them at this time.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.  You should also start working on the soccer tournament ranking at this time.
        • Occult – Free Choice
        • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained.  Child must be born in this town.

5. Bridgeport

  • Communications Degree – Rebel Nerd, and Jock Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)  Create 1 blog.
    • Year 1 – Film (Acting)
    • Year 2 – Band
    • Year 3 – Film (Directing)
      • Primary Skills – Writing / Photography / Mixology / Piano / Bass / Drums
      • Free Skill – none
      • Activities
        • Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
        • Hire a butler
      • Travel (optional) – You may continue to search for insects, metals, or gems.  You may purchase items like fishing books, but you will not be able to use them at this time.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.
        • Occult – Vampire
        • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained. Child must be born in this town.

6. Hidden Springs 

  • Science and Medicine Degree – Rebel, Nerd, and Jock Social Influence maxed (must remain through the challenge)
    • Year 1 – Sports Agent
    • Year 2 – Medical
    • Year 3 – Spa (PT)
      • Primary Skills – Science / Gardening / Fishing / Advance Technology
      • Free Skill – none
      • Activities
        • Collecting (use the Collection Journal if you earn the points)
        • Start working on the Chess Tournament ranking as well.  You can do this while in one of the countries if you choose to travel.
      • Travel (required) – You must purchase and learn the fishing baits from each country.  You may continue to search for insects, metals, or gems.  No tomb raiding or working on Visa level at this time.
        • Occult – Fairy (must reach max level)
        • Family – produce at least 1 child through one of the various methods in the game.  Child must remain in the family tree for the duration of the challenge.  You cannot move them out and you must keep the tree contained.  Child must be born in this town (Hidden Springs).
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5 thoughts on “The Ultimate Sim Challenge (Part 1)

  1. Well, I’ve started your challenge. I was on Season 2, Episode 20 of your Ultimate Sim LP and couldn’t take it anymore! I had to try it for myself. My sim married Eddy Mullis from university shortly after she finished her business degree. She needed the help with life fruit shopping, gem cutting and metal smelting. Since my computer isn’t very fast, my sims tend to stand and ponder the mysteries of life between each action, as a result they can’t get as much done in a day as yours can. So far I’m enjoying it very much 🙂

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  2. Absolutely love this challenge! I tried creating a similar one, calling it the Expansion challenge to try and experience all of the expansion packs and towns. I came to the Sims 3 after University Life and really wanted to experience them all. I kind of combined the legacy challenge and moved it through every expansion with each generation. But it got very boring very fast…I only made it through World Adventures. This one that you have created is amazing and absolutely perfect for someone like me! And I am so happy to see you back and having fun with it! 🙂 Thank you, Llandros!

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