Some of you already know this but I’ve been in a total playing rut for weeks now. I just haven’t had any urge to play. So this is what I’ve been working on instead. The Build A City Challenge (BACC) rules! OMG I knew that this would be a huge undertaking and it really was! I started out with one page here on Rainy Gamez like I normally do with challenge rules. But as I tested out different things and referred back to the rules page I kept getting lost because it was so long. I ended up using cntrl+f to find things I was looking for so that I could add to them. In the end, I made a new blog just for the 10 pages that the challenge rules, ideas, mods, etc took up!
Now, be warned, all I have done thus far is test out most of the mods in the suggested mods to see whether they will work as planned for this challenge. I have set up a save for my own gameplay and used that at first for the testing but as of now, I haven’t actually played it. There are some unlocks that I’m not sure if they are too strict or not since I haven’t gotten nearly far enough to test out the population multiplier but I expect they should work just as well for Sims 4 as they did for Sims 2. I haven’t yet tested all of the community lots with Lil Ms Sam’s venues mod but I don’t foresee any problems with it since she tests out and uses her own mods.
While I know that Cats and Dogs will be released and there are some mentions and special rules for pets as well as Brindleton Bay I also fear that the patch prior to the expansion’s release may break some of the mods that make this challenge work. I’m still waiting to find out what exactly we can hire out for services for pets and any abilities they may have that could be added. I doubt they’ll have careers but who knows! I also still need to think up some way to unlock the vet career. Until then, I’ll just leave it unlocked because it would suck to have to wait to play it just like it would suck not being able to have pets or visit Brindleton Bay!
Whew! Okay so here’s the link to the rule site. I’ve also added a link to the top menu of this blog with the other challenge rules that I’ve written or revised. Let me know if something needs to be fixed or you have an idea to make it better. My brain is utter mush after working on this for the last week and a half!