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Eco Existence Challenge by EuphorialQueen

EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
Eco Existence Challenge by @EuphorialQueen
Originally posted at The Sims Creators' Consortium
Special Thank You to @Buttonsginger for testing and contributing ideas to make this challenge work.
Using #EcoExistence #Survive in the Gallery
Short Link: http://tinyurl.com/EcoExistence
This challenge is an adaptation of various Survival challenges.
The focus will be to live from what the earth provides and gain respect for nature.
There are several stages to this challenge which are as follows.
Stage One: Survive off the land.
Reach Level 10 of any skill.
Complete at least one aspiration.
Have §50,000 Simoleons in reserve.
Build a home with these funds. You are allowed to stay on same lot or move to another.
Congratulations! Stage one is complete.
Stage Two: Ever Onward
Complete another aspiration
Reach Level 10 of any skill.
Gain §30,000 to reserves. If you have already completed the Fabulously Wealthy Aspiration you can skip this step.
In this stage you can Unlock Travel
Fitness Achieve Level 4 unlocks travel to the Gym
Creative/Painting Level 4 unlocks travel to Museum
Logic Level 4 unlock plus Handiness Level 4 unlock travel to library, computer use and Rocket Science
Charisma Level 3 unlock able to accept social text invites, go on dates /Romance Aspirations / Marriage / Family Aspirations
Part 3: Contribute to Society
Children to be taught to respect nature. Fish to gain Mental Skill, Cloud Gaze/Star Gaze to gain Creative Skill (not limited to these methods).
Note: Children can be adopted or born into family or by Alien abduction :)
When the children (second generation) of the founder become Young Adults they carry on the tradition of promoting practices that save the earth by teaching their children to honor and respect nature.
Edit:
What is the end game? How do I complete this challenge?
Stage One Goals Completed - You can stop here and call it done.
-Or-
Complete both Stage One and Stage Two goals plus Unlock all the Travel options.
-Or-
Complete Stages One and Two plus raise second generation and third generation to Young Adult.
Congrats on becoming an #EcoExistence Champion!
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  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited May 21
    How to get started:
    Outdoor Retreat is required but a base game option is available.
    Start a new game.
    Create or download a fresh (Not played) Sim with Zero Skills.
    Looks, traits and aspiration are up to you.
    Edit to add Note: This challenge is not strict on sticking with one aspiration. It is allowed to switch around for additional Satisfaction Points.
    Lifespan Normal with Youth Potions allowed if you wish.
    *Adaptable to your game play style
    Vampire Sims *Not* recommended as you will be living outdoors.

    There are two options for starting lot. Both have been tested and proven to be good for completing this challenge.
    Starting big:
    Bulldoze then buy the Oakenstead 50x50 lot in Willow Creek.
    This lot provides great opportunities for harvesting, fishing and collecting.
    Buy the cheapest tent, outdoor shower and toilet along with a campfire and some chairs.
    Add an indoor and outdoor trash can. Use the rest on trees/flowers.
    Fish, Garden, collect things as income but you can never leave the area / travel.

    Reminder: No electricity equals no computer and no stereo. These will unlock for the next stage.
    Not allowed to travel anywhere that requires going to Map View.

    Modest Start:
    In Willow Creek start at Bargain Bend 30x20 lot.
    Evict and bulldoze all other lots in that area.
    Lots of opportunities for collecting and several fishing spots.
    Buy the cheapest tent, outdoor shower and toilet along with a campfire and some chairs.
    Add an indoor and outdoor trash can. Use the rest on trees/flowers.

    Gain Handiness Skill 2 to go to Sylvan Glade (Enter the tree portal)
    *The only place allowed to travel in Stage One.

    Lot traits are allowed and you can choose any you like.
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  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited June 10
    _______________
    Featuring #BnS70 - EcoExistence
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15782480/#Comment_15782480
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    BnS70 - Starting Out
    By @PersRealmsShadow
    Lot: EcoExistence
    https://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/B25A7ACC42CA11E781378C7B1FBDCF4D
    Slideshow: http://imgur.com/a/gve4z
    ---
    BnS70 - Starting Out
    By @FoundMarbles
    Lot: Camp Glenn
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/ACF53A29476811E78F31958BEA11611F
    Slideshow: http://imgur.com/a/jkB4v
    ---
    BnS70 - Established
    By @Ainsleyfr
    Lot: Oakenstead Camp
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/24B2DB7F431A11E788839818C1D261A0
    Slideshow: http://imgur.com/a/uTBwT
    ---
    BnS70 - Expert
    By @folala
    Lot: Oakenstead Eco-Camp
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/00F24AEC43ED11E78CA09818C1D261A0
    Slideshow: http://imgur.com/a/SbdFs
    _______________
    Outdoors Retreat Lots that can be used for this challenge.
    *Customize to suit your needs. For Stage One no computers or stereos but you can add Easels or the City Living Murals to gain Painting Skills.
    Survival Camp by EQ
    Tent, Toilet, Shower, Cooler, Campfire, Trash Bin, Grill, Guitar and Workbench
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/C36B802F310511E78C493423E325F46A

    Campsite by EQ
    Tent, Toilet, Shower, Cooler, Campfire and Trash Bin
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/26947BF5408D11E58B02D1544B5B0F56

    Feel free to build your own campsites if you wish.
    Allowed items can include Chess table, Easel, Bonsai Tree, Yoga Mat, Meditation Stool, or Punching (Boxing) Bag.

    Survival Camp (Base Game) for those without Outdoors Retreat
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/E84DB8333BB911E783D08C7B1FBDCF4D
    Base Game Only camp with minimal items necessary to survive. Includes skill items, bathroom and a place to e@FoundMarbles Outdoors Retreat Lots that can be used for this challenge.
    *Customize to suit your needs. For Stage One no computers or stereos but you can add Easels or the City Living Murals to gain Painting Skills.
    Survival Camp by EQ
    Tent, Toilet, Shower, Cooler, Campfire, Trash Bin, Grill, Guitar and Workbench
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/C36B802F310511E78C493423E325F46A

    Campsite by EQ
    Tent, Toilet, Shower, Cooler, Campfire and Trash Bin
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/26947BF5408D11E58B02D1544B5B0F56

    Feel free to build your own campsites if you wish.
    Allowed items can include Chess table, Easel, Bonsai Tree, Yoga Mat, Meditation Stool, or Punching (Boxing) Bag.

    Survival Camp (Base Game) for those without Outdoors Retreat
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/E84DB8333BB911E783D08C7B1FBDCF4D
    Base Game Only camp with minimal items necessary to survive. Includes skill items, bathroom and a place to eat and sleep.

    Edited to Add #BnS70 Lots
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  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited May 20
    Additional notes/tips
    Q. Why have an indoor and outdoor trash can?
    A. An outdoor trash can is required to keep trash from piling up. Sims cannot use an indoor trash can without one for outdoors. There is a bonus. If you stop your Sim from taking trash from the indoor can to the outdoor can they will drop the trash. This leaves a pile which will allow them to scavenge for parts once they have the handiness skill. These can be used to upgrade the shower and toilet.
    Q. Why have a workbench?
    A. This is great for building handiness skills. Items can be crafted and sold. With higher skills furniture can be crafted instead of bought. I started with Planter Boxes (to buy seeds providing a greater variety of plants to harvest and sell) and worked up to a dining table and chairs.
    Q. What about dating, marriage and kids?
    A. Romantic interests are allowed any time. The rest are unlocked in Stage Two after gaining 3 Charisma Skill points. Clubs are also unlocked at this point.
    Main ideas borrowed from several challenges including but not limited to the following:
    Sims4 Ultimate Survival Challenge by ApelsinOriental
    Bring Me To Life by @Buttonsginger {Borrowing a few Missions for my own game play}
    Acknowledgement to the many survival based challenges like the Living Off The Land and Living Off The Grid challenges by @kiwi84 and @lotlot80 and others.
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited May 20
    Notes:
    Select any Aspiration but remember No jobs and cannot travel anywhere that requires going to map view.
    Chatting with Sims walking by is okay but cannot visit their lots or add to family (yet).
    No electricity equals no computer
    Use Work bench to gain handy skills and build furnishings.
    Floor Mirror or Get Together Bonfire can gain fun and Dance Skill.
    City Living: Seller table is fun way to sell paintings and other items at 300% for quick money.
    Money making tip: Instead of selling harvestables from inventory plant them first. Sell price is higher.
    Example: Normal Apple 3 Simoleons vs plant and sell at 20 Simoleons.
    This adds to household funds but does not meet Wealth Aspiration goals.
    Extra challenging: Reduce funds to Zero after setting up your lot.
    Choose to NOT pay bills for even more fun.
    FYI: Refrigerator can be used to store food or make Quick Meals without electricity.
    City Living Sales Table (For yard sales) can be used to store food.
    Potion bought with Rewards Points can be used for Instant Hygiene boost.
  • lotlot80lotlot80 Posts: 758 Member
    @EuphorialQueen Thanks for the Acknowledgement. I will have to give your challenge a try, also I'm thinking about updating the "Living Off The Grid' challenge.
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited May 20
    lotlot80 wrote: »
    @EuphorialQueen Thanks for the Acknowledgement. I will have to give your challenge a try, also I'm thinking about updating the "Living Off The Grid' challenge.
    You are welcome :) This does have elements similar to "Living Off The Grid" and "Living Off The Land" so I thought it only fair to give credit :)

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  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    What a super challenge! I love the way your brain works <3
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    What a super challenge! I love the way your brain works <3
    ... and you helped :)
    :star: :cookie: :star: :cookie: :star: :cookie: :star: :cookie: :star:
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    edited May 27
    For Stage One of this challenge I suggest aiming to complete Musical Genius, Fabulously Wealthy, Freelance Botanist or Curator. A good combination that requires no travel or a career are Fabulously Wealthy and Freelance Botanist. Planting harvestables first then deleting them in build/buy mode in very profitable. A Normal Apple sells for §3 but adds §20 after planted. (adds to household funds but does not apply to money earned in Fabulously Wealthy Aspiration.)
    Re: All those plants ;)
    The key here is evolving to increase quality (and sell for more) and grafting to combine multiple harvestables on one plant.
    Grafting Guide:
    **********
    • Orchid + Pomegranate = Death Flower
    • Lily + Snapdragon = Orchid
    • Strawberry + Daisy = Bonsai Buds
    • Strawberry + Snapdragon = Dragonfruit
    • Dragonfruit + Snapdragon = Cowplant Berry
    • Apple + Cherry = Pomegranate
    • Tulip + Chrysanthemum = Bird of Paradise
    • Sage + Basil = Parsley
    • Pear + Lemon = Plantain
    Plants have 10 quality levels: Normal, Nice, Very Nice, Good, Great, Excellent, Superb, Magnificent, Pristine, and Perfect.
    **********
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  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    edited May 20
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    First post edited to add:

    What is the end game? How do I complete this challenge?
    Stage One Goals Completed - You can stop here and call it done.
    -Or-
    Complete both Stage One and Stage Two goals plus Unlock all the Travel options.
    -Or-
    Complete Stages One and Two plus raise second generation and third generation to Young Adult.
    Congrats on becoming an #EcoExistence Champion!
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    Welcome to the challenge Liz and @Buttonsginger
  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    Welcome to the challenge Liz and @Buttonsginger

    Thank you! I am getting ready to upload Liz in her Eco Existence Wardrobe to the gallery :D She insists she looks so fabulous that she needs to be shared again! LOL
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    Running off to get Liz from the Gallery
    <3 <3 <3
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    Greyson is my #EcoExistence Warrior
    He completed Stage One and is working on Stage Two
    greyso10.jpg
    Howdy *Grin* My name is Greyson and I am glad to meet you. Just passing thru this Gallery place looking for somewhere to settle and call home. Not much for being cooped up inside so I am looking for some wide open spaces. Maybe you can point me in the right direction?
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/23C5092C361911E788523423E325F46A
  • FaithofKaelaFaithofKaela Posts: 1,378 Member
    Ooooh, this just might tempt me to actually play the game instead of build.... Not sure @BuildnShare would approve :tongue:
  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    @EuphorialQueen Gryeson is on hunk of a sim. I think Liz needs a new neighbor :)

    @FaithofKaela Hi! Good to see you <3 I am sure @BuildnShare would let you play just a bit :wink:
  • FaithofKaelaFaithofKaela Posts: 1,378 Member
    Yeah, I'm sure they will! Going to go and get started now, I'll upload my Sim and share him when I'm done :smiley:
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    Ooooh, this just might tempt me to actually play the game instead of build.... Not sure @BuildnShare would approve :tongue:
    Of course they would approve. :wink: Game play is just practice for figuring out your next build project
  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    Challenge Two:
    Goals Met!

    ecoexi13.png
    Another Aspiration Completed

    05-20-10.jpg
    Level 10 Cooking Skill (Mastered)

    Fitness Achieve Level 4  :+1:
    Creative/Painting Level 4 :+1:  
    Logic Level 4 unlock plus Handiness Level 4  :+1:
    Charisma Level 3  :+1:

  • BUTTONSGINGERBUTTONSGINGER Posts: 5,341 Member
    Stage Three Begins:

    cats10.jpg

    Family Funds: 264,092 Simoleons
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,083 Member
    @Buttonsginger W00T You are a :star: Super :star: Star :star:
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