What is For Love or Money?
For Love or Money is an obscure real-life reality show that aired in the early 2000’s. It’s similar to most reality dating shows, but with a twist: the contestants may be in it to win the bachelor(ette)’s love, or to win a certain amount of money. Choosing love will cause the winning contestant to forfeit his or her cash prize, while choosing money will forbid any further contact with the season’s bachelor(ette).
In this game, I will use the Season 3 format. Each contestant will be assigned a random monetary value ranging from 1 to 1 million simoleons. They will be oblivious to the amount, but the show’s Bachelor will know each girl’s prize. This will influence his decision on whom to eliminate. Once he picks a girl in the finale, the girl will either choose to be with the bachelor (love), or receive her cash prize, whose value she doesn’t know. If she chooses the bachelor, the bachelor in turn can decide if he chooses her back, or if he’ll take her monetary prize instead.
How do I enter?
You can secure a slot on the show on a first-come, first-served basis. As long as you express interest while there are available slots, you’re in. The show will be played in The Sims 4
. I will accept 8
female sims. Please provide the following information:
• Age (in human years)
• CC links (if any)
• Your Origin gallery ID
Here are a few restrictions:
• Must be a Young Adult or an Adult
• Must have minimal CC. A few pieces are okay, but don’t overdo it.
• Must not be offensive. Any form of bigotry in appearance or in background will not be accepted.
• Must be fresh out of CAS. I might have challenges that rely on how sims perform in in-game tasks, so it wouldn’t be fair if your sim already has traits or skills that could help.
Once you’ve posted your sim, you need to message me in private
whether your girl is playing for love or for money. You can message me throughout the show to change this as the situation evolves.
How will the game work?
The game will actually require minimal to no input from the creators. I will be adapting some of the rules of the Bachelor challenge for this game, with a few added twists. Each contestant will be assigned a cash prize as mentioned earlier, which will be kept secret from the sims and the players themselves (for suspense). Possible amounts include:
The sims operate on free will for the most part, where the contestants’ goal is to become closer to the bachelor. As per the Bachelor rules, the bachelor may be directed to perform actions on other contestants if he rolls a whim for it, or during group and one-on-one dates. Every few days, there will be an elimination ceremony, where one girl will end up leaving the show until only two are left.
During elimination, the girls will be ranked based on their relationship points with the bachelor, whose values will be kept secret for suspense. The top half will be safe for that round. The bottom half will then be ranked by their cash prize amounts
. The girl with the smallest cash prize will be eliminated. You can think of it as the bachelor keeping around the girls he’s not as close to for their money.
During the finale, the bachelor will choose the girl he has the highest relationship with. HOWEVER
. If the girl chooses the bachelor, I will use a formula to decide whether the bachelor reciprocates or simply wants her money. It will go:
Friendship score + Romance score – (30 x (girl’s cash prize/maximum possible prize))
The result of this formula must at least be 140
for the bachelor to choose the girl. I won’t be revealing the exact value—only the bachelor’s decision. A girl with a larger cash prize will suffer a bigger penalty in this situation. Think of it as a bigger prize presenting a stronger temptation, which means the bachelor and the girl in question must be really close for him to forego such a huge amount.
Occasionally there will be challenges that could give your contestant an advantage, such as a one-on-one date with the bachelor, or revealing your cash prize. These challenges will be based on how your sims perform in in-game tasks. Occasionally I might have a challenge that requires your input. If you don’t respond in a reasonable amount of time, I’ll be forced to randomize or respond based on your sim’s character. But for the most part, you can sit back and relax as you watch how well your sim does in seducing the bachelor.
This is Landon Barnes. He’s a nature boy who grew up in a lake house by the forest. And he’s here to win big.
What packs do you own?
As of the moment, I have all the packs (including the Deluxe edition and Holiday items) except
Vampires and Fitness Stuff.
If you use content from packs I do not own, I will try my best to come up with a good substitute.
Good luck! If you have any questions, ask away.