Tuesday, February 12, 2008

EPISODE 37 - The Sims 2 Challenges - Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady Challenge -

This is just a quick little Pets based challenge, somewhat like the Asylum Challenge in that you really can only control your target Sim and not the Cats.

In CAS make one Elder Sim and 6 Cats. (My game only allowed me the 6 cats). The cats can look however you want, however the personality/zodiac of the cats should either be rolled or just choose 6 different zodiacs. You can make the elder however you wish but again rolling for her aspirations and zodiac make for a more interesting challenge. When you move your cat family into a lot you will have one open family slot, you may either try for a kitten or adopt another stray via the Pet Adoption or befriending a visiting stray. You should have a total of 7 cats in the home as quickly as possible. If a cat dies or is taken by Animal Control you must get more cats as soon as possible by adopting them back, trying for kittens or adopting a visiting stray in order to maintain the total of 7 cats.

Some events will need to be tracked during play, like the peeing on the floor and destroyed funiture, while others will be totaled at the time of the Elders death,such as the job levels and skills learned. For these just pause the game to add up points for each cat as soon as the Elder dies. When your Sim is guided off to the Sim Hereafter Animal Control will come take the cats for adoption, nifty way to increase your adoption pool with some cats that aren't little monsters!


- create 1 Elder in CAS
- create 6 Cats in CAS
- move family into any size lot, empty or premade house.... No money cheats though!

Your goal is to try and keep all the cats happy, healthy and hopefully employed. There is some scoring ...

- 2 pts every time a cat pees in the house
- 2 pts for every piece of furniture destroyed
- 2 pts for every Cat Fight
- 2 pts every time a cat is demoted
- 5 pts every time a cat is fired
- 5 pts every time a cat runs away
- 2 pts for each time your Elder pees on the floor
- 2 pts for each time your Elder passes out on the floor
- 2 pts for each aspiration failure your Elder suffers
- 20 pts every time Animal Control takes away any cats (*cats at work when Animal Control comes will not be taken)


+ 5 pts for every Trained Pet Skill learned
+ 5 pts for every Cat that has a job at the time of the Elders Death
+ 10 pts for every Cat that is at the Top of their Career at the time of the Elders Death
+ 10 pts for every Cat that is a Best Pet Friend with your Elder at time of Elders Death
+ 20 pts for each kitten born in the home (hard because of the already full house)
+ 20 pts if your Elder is platinum when she dies


Quick Refs

-Security Career Track

Snooper Department - Nothing Required
Guard Pet - Stay
Contraband Sniffer - Speak
Pet Corps - Play Dead


-Service Career Track

Vermin Chaser - Nothing Required
Therapy Pet - Shake
Seeing-Eye Pet - Come
Rescue Pet - Roll Over


-Showbiz Career Track

Extra - Nothing Required
Understudy - Speak
Stunt Double - Roll Over
Star - Play Dead

- Trained Pet Skills

Come Here
Play Dead
Roll Over
Shake
Speak
Sit Up
Stay
Use Toilet

Player Blogs
Rachel's Crazy Cat Lady
Wen's Crazy Cat Lady
Deb's Crazy Cat Lady
Crater's Crazy Cat Lady

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Crazy Cat Lady Challenge

This is my attempt at a pretty new challenge called The Crazy Cat Lady Challenge written by a member of the TS2Challenges Yahoo Group. You can find the rules there.

Lookie what we have here. Looks like I'm putting the elder version of myself through even more hell. I rolled the die to determine everything for her and the cats. Miss Rachelle rolled Romance, ugh, and a Life Time Want of 20 loves, yeah, there's no time for that! The cats pretty much have very medium personalities. Not a genius in the bunch though. There is a theme to their names which isn't too hard but where some of the names came from is.

Rachelle had the highest relationship with Jewel so she set about getting the relationship high enough to get Jewel to try for a kitten. She finally did and Jewel tried for kittens with Tori who was supposed to be male. While they were busy trying. . .

Bad cats! Rachelle scolded each one and they never did it again.

She set about training each cat one by one. I thought that I'd just pick whichever still was on the top and it would stay the same all the time. I think I was wrong.

This cleanly man is Remus. He walked by one day and Rachelle is a romance sim, and they liked each other. This is their first date. Once it got to dream date he started cleaning. It was awesome! And what was Rachelle doing?

I think she needed it.

She was very appreciative. Afterall she couldn't afford a maid yet.

The trying for a kitten never worked, so much for every time Prima Guide. This is Frankie. He was the only cat she could afford that wasn't a kitten.

She loved him just the same.

I took awhile but she was eventually able to afford a trainer. She came about 4 times.

Rachelle found some time for leisure activities.

And Reemus was a cat lover too.

On one of their many dates they both rolled wants to get engaged and Rachelle didn't have a fear, so, why not? Unfortunately they will never marry since the house is full. That's what happens when you get romantically involved with a crazy cat lady Remus.

Fight!

I have no idea who started it, but I know who ended it. This wasthe only fight.

Strong man Grannis was the first to reach the top of his career.

Remus brought a piano which apparently attracts Pet Trainers as much as it does nannies.

2

3

4

Tina, what are you watching? Where's Rachelle? Oooooh.

5

6

Oh no! Is it the end already!

Nope, just training McLachlan to play dead.

And 7! Yep, all 7 reached the top of their careers.

This is the last trick Tori had to learn and she did.

Jewel and Tina where watching Rachelle and Remus flirting. It was funny.

Yep, Pet Best Friends with them all. No special sunlasses either.

Then she was gone. I was rather sad.

Goodbye Racheele, at least she isn't the real Sim Me.

Yep, she was in the middle of a date with Remus.

Everyone was very sad.

Let's check the score it:

Grannis
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: Yes
Sit Up: No
Speak: Yes
Stay: Yes
Use Toilet: No

Jewel
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: No
Sit Up: No
Speak: Yes
Stay: Yes
Use Toilet: No

McLachlan
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: No
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: Yes
Sit Up: No
Speak: No
Stay: No
Use Toilet: No

Tori
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: Yes
Sit Up: Yes
Speak: Yes
Stay: Yes
Use Toilet: Yes

Frankie
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: Yes
Sit Up: Yes
Speak: Yes
Stay: Yes
Use Toilet: No

Tina
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: No
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: No
Sit Up: No
Speak: Yes
Stay: No
Use Toilet: No

Payne
Top of Career: Yes
Employed at Elder's Death: Yes
Pet Best Friend: Yes
Come Here: Yes
Play Dead: Yes
Roll Over: Yes
Shake: Yes
Sit Up: No
Speak: Yes
Stay: No
Use Toilet: No

She died in Platinum, I think my first Romance platinum that wasn't career related.

-2 Cats Pee inside: 0
-2 Furniture Destoried: 0
-2 Cat Fights (1): -2
-2 Cat Demoted: 0
-5 Cat Fired: 0
-5 Cat Ran Away: 0
-2 Elder Peed on Floor: 0
-2 Elder Passes Out: 0
-2 Elder Aspiration Failure: 0
-20 Cats Taken Away: 0

5 Trained Pet Skill (37): 185
5 Cat has Job When Elder Dies (7): 35
10 Cat Top of Career (7): 70
10 Pet Best Friend (7): 70
20 Kitten born: 0
20 Platinum Elder at Death (Yes): 20

Total: 378

Just for your information she had $40,322 all earned by her pets in 2 weeks.



At least she had fun.