The past several weeks have been very busy for me. Sadly that meant less time to work on mods and even less time to play The Sims. Fortunately my course is over and I have a bit of a break. I hope to use this time mostly to work on mods and CC, but will also like to return to the Smith Family for a bit. I probably won't make as much progress on either front as I did on my last break as I do have other stories I'm having fun playing out. For now feel free to follow the progress of my mod projects!
Need to make playing The Sims more interesting for some reason? Mods and/or CC not enough for you? Check out some challenges! Each of these are mainly just ideas based off of the work of other simmers out there. Some are based off challenges I have either watched done or attempted myself. Keep in mind that many of these have altered rules then those that you may have seen with the same or similar names. Whenever possible I will attempt to find links to the original challenges.
All, please be aware that I have not completed any of these challenges and I am currently working on my Smith Family Legacy story which is loosely based of a challenge, but isn't really one. If I do any of these challenges, I will link to a summary of my attempt using the challenge's name so you can see how I did.
The Über Sim Challenge is similar to the Super Sim Challenge originally created by James Tuner a.k.a TheSimSupply, only extended downward. The goal remains essentially the same, to have a sim with every skill maxed out, every aspiration completed, and the highest level in all standard careers, only the idea is to do as much of this as possible throughout the sims lifespan, not just from young adult to elder.
Rules for Rags2Riches challenges are all over the internet and it is difficult to say who first posted them. I can tell you that the below rules are based on rules from several of James Turner's (a.k.a. TheSimSupply) let's plays. The RE stands for Realists Edition. The idea was to modify the rules of a typical Rags2Riches challenge to be even more realistic.
There really is only one. Complete the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration! Sound easy? Its not, but if you want an even bigger challenge, also complete the Mansion Baron aspiration.
Your sim dies before completing the aspiration or aspirations mentioned above.