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Update on Queen Bee Challenge, and the other challenges I’m working on… (Sim3 blog post)

(Published 2/19/2012 on the Sims 3 Website)

For anyone who was interested in the challenge I posted earlier in my blog, I’ve have a post up on modthesims outlining the rules.  I’ve also got some comments in there, and there are a few other people who are trying it out too.  So far, it’s one of the toughest challenges I’ve ever attempted.  I’ve been forced to re-start my game out of frustration at a world I picked up on the exchange.  The load times were horrid – I was spending half my playtime loading.  So I ditched that save after the first drone – and am starting over.

Meantime, I’ve found a challenge I absolutely adore.. and has completely addicted me…. the “Nothing is Free” challenge on modthesims by Avalikia.  It’s a re-vamp of the “Build a City Challenge that was originally in Sims2, got redone for Sims3.. and never seemed like it was quite right for the actual Sims3 gameplay.  Basically, you start on a completely blank world.. and earn all job buildings and venues.  There’s a whole bunch of people doing the challenge now, and watching all the very very different towns and stories evolving out of this challenge is SOOOO much fun!
The other challenge I just started up is an Alien/Rainbow world challenge.  More to play with lunar lakes and skintones than anything else.  As well as exploring sim-genetics.  The Red Rover guy I uploaded is from that challenge, obviously.. and is the reason all these fun Lunar Lakes lots are getting uploaded.
Sorry I didn’t get the rest of the Pets lots uploaded today, I will be able to tomorrow.  Spent most the day in bed, sick.. somehow I managed to catch the cold I thought my family was done with.  (So much for rejoicing that it had passed me by… d’oh!) .. why is it the last person to get sick is always the one who gets it the worst?!
One other thing:  there are two other challenges I’m going to be starting soon… one, the 50 foals challenge – only I’m going to tweak it a bit and make it into a Horsacy (Horse Legacy) as well, and possibly even go to 100 foals!  /whew  .. I’m such a horse nut.  I rode horses in real life for 25+ years of my life, so getting to play with virtual ones (who, I might add are FAR cheaper!!) is a huge attraction on the Pets expansion for me.  The challenge is hosted by our lovely SIMyth, and is also generating some really fun stories – and awesome looking pets!!   .. The second challenge is the Micronation challenge from modthesims  I want to start it on a really tiny island, and sorta compare/contrast what happens vs. the Nothing is Free challenge.
In all likelihood, the Nothing is Free challenge and 50 foals challenge are going to take most my sims time though.. 😉


Mom to an active and opinionated 17 year old. Have a wonderful husband who allows me to keep my Sims addiction. ;) Also, an avid crafter, mostly knitting and (some) crochet, but some needlepoint and cross-stitch as well. When I have time, I also enjoy reading and music.

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