Grandmaster Challenge II: Bishop Takes Another Head Kick!

Grandmaster Challenge II: Bishop Takes Another Head Kick! – ended March 15, 2014

Goal
Try and be the player to achieve Grandmaster rank in chess and Grandmaster rank in the Martial Arts Tournament in the shortest amount of time.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules

  • Create 1 Young Adult Sim (Vampires, Genies, and Werewolves are banned—other life states are fine).
  • You may not add to the household.
  • All travel is restricted to China. You can take more than one vacation.
  • In the event you cannot advance in the chess or Martial Arts Tournaments (NPC’s not showing up, etc) please contact the team via PM. Save your file often, especially before going on vacation.
  • This challenge ends when you have achieved Grandmaster rank in chess and Grandmaster rank in the Martial Arts Tournament. Write down the exact time from the game clock in your home town and while on vacation and plug the info into the spreadsheet. Make sure to give us all the info so the team can double check your score.

Scoring

It all comes down to the total minutes it takes your Sim to achieve both Grandmaster titles. LenaLJ came up with a spreadsheet to compute your final total in a snap (thank you so much, Lena!). Just plug in how many weeks, days, hours, and minutes (and if your finishing time was AM or PM) into the appropriate cells in the pink section of the spreadsheet for your Town Time. The spreadsheet will calculate your total Town Time at the bottom of the pink section.

Then, plug the necessary info for every vacation you took and the spreadsheet will give you your total vacation minutes in the purple section. When posting your score make sure to not just give us the minutes, but all the information so we can double check your result. Write down your Week/Days and exact time of the day for your Town Time when you are finished with the challenge. You also need to report the exact time you left for each vacation and of course the final time when you completed the Grandmaster title in the Martial Arts Tournament.

Town Time — When you no longer need to play in your neighborhood, pause the game, mouse over the game clock and note the Week and Day. Then jot down the time of day also. The pink section of the spreadsheet will give you the answer. Note: You are not done when you simply attain the Grandmaster title in chess because if you still have to return to China, then the clock is still ticking — the Town Time is noted when you leave town for the last time.

Vacation Time — When you no longer need to be on vacation, pause the game, mouse over the game clock and note the Day. Then jot down the time of day also. If you need more than one vacation to attain the Grandmaster title in the Martial Arts tournament (there’s room for four vacations in the spreadsheet), then report the Day and exact time when you used your phone to Return Home for each one. The spreadsheet will give you the answer in the purple section.

Total — The spreadsheet converts everything you plug in from both sections to the total minutes at the bottom in the blue cell.

Example: You finish on Week 2, Day 4, 11: 56 PM. That’s your Town Time and that’s exactly how we want you to make your post for your score — Week 2, Day 4, 11:56 PM. Then you need to list each vacation you took and the exact time you finished a vacation (either the time you called to Return Home or the time you attained the Grandmaster title).

So, in this example you took two vacations—the first ended on Day 4, 2:45 PM when you used your phone to Return Home. The second ended on Day 5, 1:37 PM when you finished the Martial Arts tournament. So, we want you to post your score like this—

Town Time — Week 2, Day 4, 11:56 PM
Vacation Time — Day 4, 2:45 PM + Day 5, 1:37 PM
Total — 26178 (minutes)

 


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