HEIR TO RUINS CHALLENGE (NEED GET TOGETHER EP)

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  1. vnscecile

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    Welcome to the Heir To Ruins Challenge!


    Windenburg was founded by a powerful family, the Von Windenburg, who gave their name to the town. They ruled over it for centuries from their island. Unfortunately, there were fights within the family. Some members left to live their lives elsewhere and when the last Lord Von Windenburg died without children about 200 years ago, the property was abandoned. As decades passed, it slowly fell into ruins.


    Now the mayor of Windenburg is passionate about History and sad to see this great landmark of the town fall into decay. He decided to study the Von Windenburg family tree and seek the legitimate heir of the Windenburg Manor.
    It turns out that the last living member of the Von Windenberg family is a young person that was abandoned at birth in an orphanage. They just turned 18 and got kicked out. Their life was pretty chaotic so they have no money and no skill whatsoever.

    The mayor offers a deal : a lifetime without bills but the manor has to be completely renovated.
    (The children will have to pay their bills).


    The goal :
    Completely renovate the entire house and garden. Every wallpaper, flooring and objects must be replaced, every hole in the floor fixed, the garden completely cleaned.
    Optional : turn the manor into a 5 star Hotel/Restaurant.


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    The setup :
    - Start with a sim fresh out of CAS. They must not have been played with before. You can give them any trait you chose. The aspiration doesn't really matter because you'll be switching constantly.
    - Through Manage world, bulldoze the "Von-Windenburg Estate" lot (64x64 lot on the island) and place the Windenburg Manor. Search #HeirToRuins in the gallery or my ID "vnscecile". Then move your sim into the manor using the cheat "freerealestate on". Don't add money to buy the house, it will fulfill steps of some aspirations.
    - Bring the money down to 0.

    Two useful cheats for this challenge :
    - money [amount]
    - sims.modify_funds [amount]


    Rules :
    Before you are allowed to clean and fix the estate, or even move in people and have a family, you'll have to fulfill some aspirations :

    RENAISSANCE SIM :
    Milestone I: Prudent Student : You can access the garden
    Milestone II: Jack of Some Trades : You can access the first floor
    Milestone III: Pantologist : You can access the second floor
    Milestone IV: Renaissance Sim : You can access the whole property, including the roofs. You can fix the roof decorations : §50 to clean one (change the color), §100 extra to buy one

    FREELANCE BOTANIST :
    You can't place outdoor plants or grow plants in the ground because it's poisonous. You have to use gardening pots or planter boxes.
    Milestone I: Naturewalker : You can get rid of the overgrown grass and algae (§50 per patch)
    Milestone II: Garden Variety : You can get rid of the aloe vera plants and the bonfires (§200 per item)
    Milestone III: Nature Nurturer : You can get rid of the dead plants (no reviving them) and the rocks (§1,000 per item)
    Milestone IV: Freelance Botanist : Pay §10,000 to purify the ground (use the eraser on the ground). You can now plant anything in it and landscape however you want

    PAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE :
    When changing a wallpaper or floor, you first need to remove them by painting them with the §0 option and get rid of the money you gained by doing so.
    Milestone I: Ill at Easel : You can clean the exterior walls of ivy (§50 each)
    Milestone II: Fine Artist : You can change the exterior wallpapers and fix the exterior trims (§100 extra per wall + §200 per square of fixed trim)
    Milestone III: Brushing with Greatness : You can change the interior wall paper (§200 extra per wall)
    Milestone IV: Painter Extraordinaire : You can change the floors (§200 extra per square) and the roofs if allowed to access them (§1,000 per roof, no matter the size)

    BODYBUILDER :
    When you sell objects you have to get rid of the money you get back.
    Milestone I: Basic Trainer : You can clean the branches and sticks on the floor (§50 each item)
    Milestone II: Exercise Demon : You can get rid of small furniture and build objects (one square footprint, not taller than the waist of an adult sim) : counter, chairs, etc. (§200 per item)
    Milestone III: Fit to a T : You can get rid of medium-sized furniture and build objects (up to 2 squares footprints, any height) : bookcases, columns, windows, etc. (§500 per item)
    Milestone IV: Bodybuilder : You can get rid of furniture and build objects of any size (§1,000 per item)

    THE CURATOR :
    When you sell objects you have to get rid of the money you get back.
    Milestone I: Out and About : You can get rid of decorative objects and sculptures (including dirty dishes / glasses, silverware, etc)
    Milestone II: Gatherer : You can get rid of paintings
    Milestone III: Treasure Hunter : You can buy decorative objects and sculptures
    Milestone IV: The Curator : You can buy paintings

    NERD BRAIN :
    Milestone II: Erudite : You can repair small holes in the floor (1 triangle) (§50 per hole)
    Milestone III: Rocket Scientist : You can repair medium-sized holes in the ground (2 triangles) (§200 per hole)
    Milestone IV: Nerd Brain : You can repair the larger holes in the ground (§1,000 per hole)

    CHIEF OF MISCHIEF :
    Milestone II: Artful Trickster : You can remove a lot trait
    Milestone III: Professional Prankster : You can remove a second lot trait
    Milestone IV: Chief of Mischief : You can remove the last lot trait

    MANSION BARON :
    Milestone II: The Great Landscaper : You can add a lot trait
    Milestone III: Home Renovator : You can add a second lot trait
    Milestone IV: Mansion Baron : You can add the last lot trait

    FRIEND OF THE WORLD :
    When you move someone in, you have to get rid of their money and furniture.
    Milestone II: Well Liked : You can move in a roommate
    Milestone III: Super Friend : You can move in a 2nd roommate
    Milestone IV: Friend of the World : You can move in a 3rd roommate

    SOULMATE ASPIRATION :
    When you move your spouse in, you have to get rid of their money and furniture.
    Milestone II: Marriage Material : You can move your spouse in
    Milestone III: Love Handler : You can get pregnant / adopt a child. In case of twins or triplets you need to give up the extra child/children through manage world
    Milestone IV: Soulmate : You can have any number of children you choose


    Here is the first video I did of the Let's Play of this challenge :


    Please link me if you do any video of this challenge and get back to me for any suggestion!
     
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  2. Holly-Jayne Taylor
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    I'm joining in!! Think it's going to take me a while this one! Rally hard to start with because you can't get in the manor!
     
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  3. Holly-Jayne Taylor
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    Where are you growing your plants? There's no room in the mansion and you obviously can't get rid of the plants until you've done some gardening :)
     
  4. Mikashimo
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    Good looking challenge! Going to try it :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Whitey28

    Whitey28 Sims Interior Design Writer, YouTuber, Streamer
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    Love this! Saving it for future!! <3
     
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  6. vnscecile

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    Hi! I harvested some plants and then shamelessly used the planter boxes in the BFF house in Willow Creek :)
     
  7. Carousel
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    This looks really interesting! I'll try it and see if I enjoy it.
     
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  8. vnscecile

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    For anyone wonderning, here's the list of the objects used in the build that are not base game :

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  9. Bloudwedd
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    Really cool challenge! What role do roommates, spouses and children play? Can they lift aspirations too?
     
  10. vnscecile

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    Thank you!
    Yes, anyone in the household can fulfill aspirations and the benefits are unlocked for everyone, even if the sim who completed the aspiration dies.
     
  11. shymoon6565

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    do we do the aspirations in any order?
     
  12. vnscecile

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    Hi!
    You can do the aspirations in any order you want and you can switch any time you want, go back, etc.
    Of course, it seems obvious to start with the Renaissance Sim aspiration since you can't access the property otherwise.
    Then the first step of the Freelance Botanist aspiration is a good idea because you'll need to clear some space to place a bed and whatnot.
     
  13. Marie-Anne

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    I'm participating! This looks really fun! However, how do I do to not pay bills for my first gen?
     
  14. vnscecile

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    Great, I hope you'll like it!
    As for bills, if you find a mod that disable them, that's fine. Otherwise you can just add the amount of money needed to pay them.
    There's a cheat code : households.autopay_bills [true/false], but I'm not sure if it disables bills or pay them automatically because I've never used it. I don't know what happens if you use this cheat but don't have enough money to cover the bill.
     
  15. CriminalMint
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    This sounds like fun! Can't wait to get started.

    I do have a question. Should the lifespan be set to "normal"?
     
  16. Puce0204

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    This is a really good challenge and I enjoy playing it. But how do you repair holes in the floor please? I do it by making a small room around them and then break the walls. But there is certainly an other way to do it, no?
     
  17. vnscecile

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    That's the lifespan I'm playing with. You can choose your own lifespan however, play the way you prefer.


    You select the room and then use the arrows. You just have to pay attention it doesn't delete objects around like carpets and whatnot. Just move them beforehand and place them back afterwards.
     
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    i LOVE this challenge, i just wish there was a way to enforce the rules tho, its like the nuzlock challenge with pokemon, i always end up cheating if the rules arent enforced. ^^; its a problem.
     
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  20. DodoDDR

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    Hey there,

    I am new to the challenge world. I downloaded the mansion. Is the game already set to restrict me if i do not have the skills, or this is just based on trust? I did not start the game yet because i will be home in 2 days but i am so excited.

    Please let me know because i want to do this right.
     

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