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Changes to our credits guidelines - posted on 12th Feb 2017 at 5:44 PM
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Instructor
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#1 Old 11th Feb 2017 at 7:46 PM Last edited by Amura : 14th Feb 2017 at 3:11 PM.
The Alien Meeting Point Challenge
(This is my first challenge ever. Please discuss any point with me so we can learn together how to make it better! )

Backstory

Aliens.
They come from a distant planet.
They meant to find a suitable world to settle and expand their civilization, but they found much more. They found us.
At first they were atonished. Earth had all that they needed, but they did not expect to also find an intelligent race which was also genetically compatible with theirs! What are the chances?

So they have sent a little group of their people to the Earth, and they have settled in a distant area so they can observe and get to know the local people.
Of course humans also want to know more about these green people from outer space, and some of them are brave enough to enter the alien settlement and work with them to create the first interestellar-mixed-race city in the history.

What will happen now is up to you! :D


About the challenge

This is a multi-generational challenge which is focused on genetics - what kind of population will you get after a few generations if you have a bunch of avaliable alien bachelors?
Also it might be economically challenging, depending on your own playing style.


Set up

This challenge requires a new neighbourhood and a set of alien townies. You may create your own using treeag's wonderful mod or any custom skin you like. (I shared mine as a default replacement in case you want to use them.)
It is allowed to also have human townies if you wish to do so.

There may be some houses or you may build them on the go, but there is one mandatory building: some sort of barracks (or another comunal house which fits your hood theme) which needs to have enough beds to accomodate the maximum number of playable Sims per household (8 in a vanilla game).
(I also shared my barracks in case you want to use it.)

University is a part of this challenge, but if you do not have the EP or don't want to use it feel free to make some changes in those stages which talk about it.


STAGE 1 - Barracks

Create a household with up to 6 adult human Sims. They may be related or not, but they must be single.
Move them into the barracks. If they don't have enough money to afford it, they may get a mortgage.



STAGE 2 - Birth

After some of your Sims have moved out they may decide to have children. This stage begins when the first hybrid (alien/human) baby is born.
Pure human breeding is ok but won't get you into this stage, so try to get at least one mixed-race couple.



STAGE 3 - Learning

This stage begins when the first hybrid grows up into a teenager.



STAGE 4 - Next gen

This stage begins when a hybrid becomes a parent for the first time. (1/4 mixed blood perhaps?)



STAGE 5 - Higher education

This stage begins when any Sim goes to college for the first time.



STAGE 6 - Graduation

This stage begins when any Sim is graduated and returns from college to the city.



STAGE 7 - Big city

This stage begins when a graduated becomes an elder.



STAGE 8 - Cultural heirloom

This stage begins when there is a family with universitary tradition (grandparent, parent and child go to college).




SCORE

You may consider the challenge completed at any point after you reach stage 8.

+1 for each extra human CAS Sim added to the barracks
-5 for each extra alien townie added
+10 for every alien hybrid born
-100 every time your population goes down to NO hybrids
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 8:44 PM
Haven't read it fully, but it caught my eye. It sure sounds interesting. I'll check it out when I get time, and If I consider doing it.. I'll make a Let's Play out of it
Instructor
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Feb 2017 at 10:13 PM
Thank you Phoenix! I'm glad someone likes it
If you decide give it a try, feel free to discuss it here - and customize it to your liking.

I have shared my townie aliens as a default replacement and also the barracks which I built for this hood, so if anyone does not want to bother creating their own they can be downloaded here at MTS.

Also I have already started playing this challenge myself. I have six Sims, each with a different aspiration, living in the barracks.


Looking for something new to play? Join the Alien Meeting Point Challenge!
(Just because I feel so lonely in there LOL)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 15th Feb 2017 at 9:07 PM
Count me in, people! I'm always looking for new ways to play and this sounds different enough from my current Kulo Seeri playstyle that it would keep me entertained

Kulo Seeri - Home of the Nuidya Tribe
"Not SimNation and Proud"
Instructor
Original Poster
#5 Old 16th Feb 2017 at 12:44 PM
Welcome aboard! ^o^
I've linked my uploads in case you want to use it. If you don't, I would love to see yours!

I've already played a full rotation myself (told the story here) and so far I have 1 point, hahaha.

RotationRotation scoreTOTAL SCORE
#1New Sim in the barracks: +11

Looking for something new to play? Join the Alien Meeting Point Challenge!
(Just because I feel so lonely in there LOL)
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 8:45 PM
Interesting challenge. I rarely play with aliens, vamps, witches etc. It's like apart of the game I don't touch but this seems interesting just for the genealogy and seeing how sims look after a few generations. curious.

I have a few questions. Hybrid - is that simply offspring from a human & alien or do they indeed have to look hybrid like have features of each species? I've never had my sims mate with alien so I don't know if there are variations of the species mixture. So I'm guessing if it's indeed a hybrid but looks human, their offspring would still be considered hybrid as well? Thanks.

It must be CAS that get added to the barracks? Can't just use the tombstone to add new adult human sims? Since I find that a time save and also I like the true randomness of it.
Instructor
Original Poster
#7 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 9:59 PM Last edited by Amura : 20th Feb 2017 at 11:43 AM.
Glad you find interesting, Satrina :D
I hope you decide to join

When I said "hybrid" I meant a Sim who is very obviously a descendant from an alien. For example because they have alien skin or alien eyes - or some other very noticeable feature, for example if all your aliens are noseless anyone who is noseless as a result will be known to be an hybrid in your town.

The way TS2 genetics work, both alien skin and alien eyes are dominant. So direct offspring from human and alien will ALWAYS look alien.
But they have recessive human genes, and they may pass them onto their offspring - or not.



And, no, it does not have to be CAS. You may add new adult human Sims however you prefer.


EDITED TO ADD.
Btw I've just finished the second rotation and I'm onto stage 2 :D
Story told here and here, in case anyone wants to read it.

Looking for something new to play? Join the Alien Meeting Point Challenge!
(Just because I feel so lonely in there LOL)
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