Steps to Begin the Challenge:
1. Create your Bachelor/Bachelorette. You can make them male or female, beautiful or ugly, nice or mean, it is your choice! That is one of the nice things about this challenge – the creative elements are endless! I would make him/her a young adult, but, like everything else, it is up to you!
2. Create your eligible singles. Try to make them as diverse as possible; you want your sim to have many options to choose from!
*Note*: There are to be NO existing relationships between ANY of the sims involved in the challenge! When you move them into the house, use the “testingcheatsenabled true” cheat to set all of the sims relationships with the residents to 0. Other than that and when you “motherlode” for the house, no cheats are allowed.
3. Move them into a house. You can download a house, or create one yourself. Motherlode as much as you want! After all, this challenge is being run by a very wealthy television studio; money is no object! Some things you will need in your house: one bedroom for your bachelor/bachelorette, one bedroom for the 7 singles, a date room, 5 chess tables, and a room with a stereo. A buffet table is helpful.
Now you are ready to start the challenge! The concept is fairly simple; the object of the challenge is to find the Bachelor/Bachelorette’s true love in the 7 sims presented. Every day, the Bachelor/Bachelorette will go on a “date” within the house with each of the single sims. The “date” activities will change per day. The Bachelor/Bachelorette is to have no user-controlled social interactions with any of the single sims except on dates. There is NO WOOHOO ALLOWED until the challenge is over! The sims are also not allowed to leave the house OR have social interactions with anyone who lives outside the house.
Eliminations are to be done at exactly 12pm on every challenge day. The eliminated single will be the sim that has the lowest relationship with the Bachelor/Bachelorette on the given day. The eliminated single is to move out of the house immediately and there is to be no other contact made with the single for the duration of the challenge. In the case of a tie, pick one of the other single sims and check their relationship with the tied sims. Whoever is liked the best by the sim stays. You cannot use the same sim to check friendships more than once.
Day by Day:
Day 1: After moving them into the house, just allow the sims to mingle and chat among themselves. If they seem to be a little slow, initiate a few interactions between the Bachelor/Bachelorette and the singles. Try to keep it fair for all.
Day 2: At 12pm, the single sim with the lowest relationship with the Bachelor/Bachelorette moves out immediately. After, it’s time for the group dates! Put your Bachelor/Bachelorette sim in the room with the stereo and turn it on. Pause the game. Select all of the single sims and select “Dance Together” with him/her. Play the game. From there on, it’s a race! The first one there gets to dance with him/her; the others can dance among themselves. Do that for two or three hours, and after that, it’s the one on one dates. Have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do the “Chat” interaction with each single sim once.
Day 3: Before the elimination, have the Bachelor/Bachelorette do one “Flirt” interaction with all of the single sims. 12pm: Move out time! The single sim with the lowest relationship moves out immediately. After the move-out, it’s time for another group date! It’s pretty much the same as the dance date the day before, except there is only 5 sims today! Then it’s time for chess dates! Make all of your single sims play chess, and have your Bachelor/Bachelorette join them for about an hour each.
Day 4: Before the elimination, have the Bachelor/Bachelorette do two “Flirt” interactions with all of the single sims. 12pm: Kick out the unlucky single with the lowest score. Group date time. Yes, it’s another dance date! You know the drill by now! After a couple of hours dancing, have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do three “Friendly” interactions of your choice with all the single sims. Keep it fair, though!
Day 5: Before noon, have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do 3 romantic interactions with all of your single sims. 12pm: Move out the sim with the lowest relationship. Group Dance Date! After the group date, have your Bachelor/Bachelorette try to do enough romantic interactions to get the “Confess Attraction” and “First Kiss” and try to do both, with all single sims.
Day 6: Before noon, have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do 4 romantic interactions with each single sim. 12pm: Elimination and the Last Group Dance Date! Have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do enough romantic interactions with the two remaining singles to get the “Make-out” interaction.
Day 7 (Last Day!!!): Before the last elimination, have your Bachelor/Bachelorette do 3 last romantic interactions with the singles. And the winner is.......
This is a good challenge, but you must be careful! Before doing any romantic interactions, you must make sure that the other singles aren’t near enough to get jealous (you can avoid this by using the “No Jealousy” lifetime wish) and ruin the challenge. Also, while testing the challenge, I noticed that the relationships in the Sims 3 grow slower than the relationships in the Sims 2, so you might have to throw in a few extra interactions to supplement the relationships.
So have fun with it, and don’t be afraid to make the challenge your own!
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i'm definitely going to try it out, though. thanks.
edit/ i don't mean to bother you, but do you think you could upload some rather unique bachelors/bachelorettes to this thread? the weirdest thing happened when i was creating person #4 (which took forever up to that point, because i'm really picky and choosy when creating sims) and the weirdest thing happened. my game minimized and crashed. i'm still trying to figure out why that is, but meanwhile it would really help if you maybe uploaded some of the sims you've tried the challenge with?
you honestly don't have to, but it would be really helpful.
Link to Harry Nott download
Good Sense Of Humor
Link to Will Dough download
Loves The Outdoors
Link to Darius Gett download
Link to Frank Jenkins download
Link to Celeste James download
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(EDIT): you said no woohoo during challenge, how about as a reward the first thing the bachelor/bachelorette does with the winner is woohoo? just a thought.
"Seriously... what the he**? I'm not going to dig graves for all of you. Okay, now what will I do with all of these corpses? Oh, there's a fire and I've fallen into a hole. Not my problem anymore!" (From MaskedHuzzah's Dragon Warrior III Let's Play)
Cassie Faraday - Great Kisser, Good, Hopeless Romantic, Charismatic, Ambitious. Lifetime Wish: Leader of the Free World
Glen Norris - Technophobe, Vegetarian, Hot-Headed, Hopeless Romantic, Schmoozer. Lifetime Wish: Chess Legend
Fernando Winters - Adventurous, Virtuoso, Bookworm, Easily Impressed, Evil. Lifetime Wish: Emperor of the Free World
Jared Summers - Vehicle Enthusiast, Genius, Charismatic, Heavy Sleeper, Computer Whiz. Lifetime Wish: The Tinkerer
Jerry Jones - Great Kisser, Savvy Sculptor, Virtuoso, Schmoozer, Frugal. Lifetime Wish - Hit Movie Composer
Kevin Smith - Over-emotional, Can't Stand Art, Vegetarian, Hydrophobic, Evil. Lifetime Wish - Creatre-Robot Cross Breeder
Greg Drummond - Unflirty, Star Quality, Eco-Friendly, Never Nude, Lucky
Rod Perry - Brave, Hates the Outdoors, Vehicle Enthusiast, Heavy Sleeper, Schmoozer. Lifetime Wish: Firefighter Super Hero
I moved the group onto a small lot that I could afford, then used the motherlode cheat to get up to $200k, and moved them to a house big enough to hold them all. I picked a three-bedroom, three-bath, and gave Cassie the smallest room, put three twin beds in the middle-sized room, and four in the largest room. For the most part, I let them do what they wanted that first day, except I did stop them from two things: chatting on the computer and playing computer games. I wanted them to interact.
As soon as they got in the house and got over checking out their new items, Cassie started checking out Fernando. But after a couple of interactions, she broke away and went in to make Autumn salad for the group. After they ate, they interacted with each other, chatting and playing video games. It was a busy day and before long they all went up to bed - except Fernando - he stayed up late playing video games. Maybe he couldn't sleep because he was so excited to be number 1 in Cassie's affections at the end of Day 1. Despite his evil trait, he didn't do or say anything all day that offended anyone! Not so for out other 'evil' candidate, Kevin Smith. Kevin spent most of the day sneaking up behing the others and scaring them. He had wishes come up about being friends with various housemates, but clearly his evil nature gives him no clue about how to do that.
If you're interested in hearing more about how this group proceeded, and who won the challenge, post a reply and let me know you're interested and I'll post more, along with some pics.
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I wonder how many rounds I will do?
Also the lesbian couples popping up on the sides made things a bit more, er, interesting than I'd bargained for. xD
Well I just completed this challenge and things didn't turn out well, everything was going fine till the morning of day 6...........
My bachelorette had finally got passed the confess attraction and first kiss options (which was tricky enough for me) but I didn't realize that sims can see through solid walls and locked doors. One of the underdogs that I was secretly rooting for caught her "cheating" and it was 11.30 so no time to fix it and he moved out. Now my bachelorette rolls wants to become friends with him and go on a date with him it breaks my heart.
Now on the morning of day 7 it was the two remaining contestants were neck to neck until my other favourite underdog discovered he had the ability to see through the ceiling (grrrrr) and caught the bachlorette "cheating".
So the guy everyone caught her cheating with has won, but he always did have the highest relationship throughout the challenge
Brilliant challenge though and thanks for setting the rules out for sims 3
- Cooking competition: each contestant cooks the same thing, best is at the same time. then the food is set out on 7 counters (you have to remember which sim made which plate) then you bring a hungry bachelor in the room and he chooses a meal. the person who created that meal wins a date. my sims where allowed to leave the house for a romantic picnic in the park.
- BBQ competition: same as cooking competition.
- Gnubb competition: choose two sims to play gnubb against each other, the winner moves to the next round where they have to play another contestant. continue this until you have the ultimate winner, this person wins a date.
At the final stages, with only two sims left, i looked the bachelor with each sim seperately in a big room (which had all the neccesities), sims spent 24hrs together to foster relationships.
The contestants i developed where based on the following characteristics: nerdy, sporty, popular, sl*ty, diva, eccentric/wierd. And can you imagine, the popular girl won...
I also had a host living in the house, but after a while he got creepy and i started hating him. but its an idea if you are interested....