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Polarity in the Pollinators

Polarity in the Pollinators

Polarity in the Pollinators
WOO! Welcome to the last Pixel Trade alien linking event!

How to Play:

  1. SPECIAL HOOD CONDITIONS! Create a hood filled with ONLY sims by pixel_trade members from the Alien Person Below Me (+ 1, 2, 3), & the Pollination Exploration events
  2. For either TS3 or TS2: Take your 'end product' from your own alien breeding exploration, and use them as the founder for a Differences in the Family challenge!
    Sims 3 Rules
    // Sims 2 Rules.
  3. As usual, all spouses must be by P_T members, only 2 per creator max can be officially 'bred' into the family. Additionally, (as a follow on from Step 1.) they must be products from the Alien PBM or PE events.
  4. Share your progress with the community like you would any other Pixel_Trade Challenge, don't forget to add the !polarityinpollination tag! ^_^


Special Considerations/Caveats:

  • If you did not take part in the Pollination Exploration event, and do not have an 'end product' then you may either:
    1. Use another member's end product
    OR 2. Do the event now, share your results & sims and start with your new end product
  • If you do not LIKE your Pollination Exploration end product, you may either:
    1. Use another member's end product
    OR 2. Do the event again, share your results & sims and start with your new end product
  • You MAY choose to not do the special hood, and choose to play in a 'normal' pixel_trade hood under special circumstances. ie: You may play in an already existing p_t hood as long as you follow Step 3.
  • Round Robin converters: If you want to do this event as a Round Robin, then Step 1 can be ignored as per previous Special Consideration, but Step 3 must be adhered to.
  • For TS2: If you do not have the requisite Expansions needed for a specific generation, you may randomly select a challenge from the Sequentially Erratic Challenge instead.
  • Any and all sims born & shared within this challenge via other p_t members are also eligible to populate your hood/marry in etc
  • Optional! Originally there was a lack of variety for Sims 3 players, so we made the rule that they could supplement their spouses with any and all other p_t sims. With the second call to arms for Sims 3 we now recommend that you stick to the rules of ONLY sims from these events.


Any further questions and worries and comments etc can be direct to this thread.



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May. 1st, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
This is oddly exciting. I've never done a legacy before (certainly never shared it), but I've done part 1 en 2 of this challenge. I'm gonna do this part as well.
May. 1st, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
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May. 1st, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
(no subject) - simsforaranya - May. 1st, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 1st, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to read everyone's posts! I noticed late PBM sims are allowed in the neighborhood. I have one here:
May. 1st, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
Absolutely they are ^^ I'll add yours to the little + list
(no subject) - legacyfreak - May. 1st, 2011 09:34 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 1st, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
Ah, this sounds so much fun and I love everything that is legacy type but... I don't have timez for this. :(
May. 1st, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Time is evil. We need those little time turn-y things that were in Harry Potter where you can be in two places at once!
May. 1st, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Cool! I had already started a hood as almost exclusively aliens from this and started a difference in the family with one of my founders from April. Now I'll just have to pick one of my sprogs and start a second one. Woohoo...this should be fun!
May. 1st, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
IDK how far you've gotten in it but if you'd like to 'marry in' your chosen 'final result' to your current DitF and continue on from there with you're more than welcome. I believe simsforaranya is planning to do just that ^^
(no subject) - simchester - May. 1st, 2011 11:28 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - simsforaranya - May. 1st, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 1st, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I was reading the description for the "Differences in the Family" challenge, and it looks like some of the generations require specific expansion packs.. what should we do if we don't have those packs?
May. 1st, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
TBH, we hadn't actually discussed it between the mods... ^_^;;;

I'll compile a list of "in the event ofs..." and get back to you asap? I have an idea of what to do but I just need consensus with at least one or two of the rest of the staff.
(no subject) - needlecream - May. 1st, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bondchick_nett - May. 9th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC) - Expand
late to the party as usual - angieshade - Nov. 14th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: late to the party as usual - bondchick_nett - Nov. 16th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 1st, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Awwwww I'll have to bow out for this round, with a 19 month old and slowly approaching morning sickness with #2 on board I don't think I could muster the energy to do this. Will be great to see what everyone comes up with though!
May. 1st, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
You'll at least get to see what your own awesome creations get up to in people's games! ^_^ And there'll be plenty of other events coming up that are much shorter to play with - this ones just our 2011 vdsl equiv ^^
(no subject) - bondchick_nett - May. 1st, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
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May. 1st, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that sounds fun! I have waaaay too much Sims projects going, but this is too good to pass up. Now, I just need to finish my Pollination Exploration challenge!

I do have one question though. I'm not a fan of having a bunch of mismatched custom skins and eyes, since it looks kind of messy, but I think setting everyone to the default may be boring. Would it be alright to choose a set of skin and eyes and give the aliens we download a similar color from that set, or would that take away from the spirit of the challenge?
May. 1st, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yes absolutely its alright - that's one of the reasons we encourage people to supply both CC and non-CC versions of their sims ^^
(no subject) - pnkpnthr334 - May. 1st, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - simsforaranya - May. 1st, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
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May. 2nd, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Sims 3 players can supplement their spouses with other p_t sims due to lack of variety

Oh, thank goodness!

SPECIAL HOOD CONDITIONS! Create a hood filled with ONLY sims by [info]pixel_trade members from the Alien Person Below Me (+ 1, 2, 3), & the Pollination Exploration events

Using Sims 3, if I'm using a customed hood with no EA families already there, do I just put a few of the P_T sims in houses to start with? Obviously, I couldn't use them all because there aren't enough.
May. 3rd, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Yeah unfortunately for Sims 3, you kind of have to ignore the special hood rule - or at least alter it. I think going with what you've mentioned would be more than sufficient. Hopefully one day soon we will have WAY more sims 3 sims from more members and this will be alleviated. <3
(no subject) - chillyzgrrlsims - May. 3rd, 2011 01:59 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 2nd, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I was so excited when I first read this that I got out of bed and started up my sim's computer and started downloading more Pollination Exploration sims.
Today I'm gonna start the 'hood and get all situated, and hopefully I can have my first update up today.

Haha, and how convenient that GOS's monthly theme is Sci Fi. =]
May. 3rd, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)

Dude, VERY convenient!
May. 3rd, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
I'd like to try this, although I had just attempting for one legacy before. I hope I can finish it! :D
May. 5th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
YOU CAN DO IT! :D Even if you don't make it to the end (its a LOT of generations! xD) giving it your best shot is still highly commendable :D
May. 3rd, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
I do have a few questions. When your marry in your spouse, do they have to follow the rules for that generation or can they do whatever? Also, for generation nine, it says to have a kid with a service sim. Is the child still able to an heir or would it be excluded due to non-pt heritage? Also, is the optional marry the service sim out since it isn't a pt sim? One final question, are the kids you adopted able to be heirs? I have made a few pt toddlers for adoption and was just wondering.
May. 3rd, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
I forgot to add that generation 3 also has the marry a local as an objective. You can't make pt sims as vaction people can you?
(no subject) - bondchick_nett - May. 5th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 9th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
Oooooooh. 8D *late comment is late* This looks awesome! I... just don't know if I can handle another legacy while I have two (possibly three) others going on. ;~;

Still, if I do end up doing this, my end results for the Pollination Exploration were twins. Do I just do a coin toss (I swear I kept typing toin coss) or do I pick arbitrarily?
May. 9th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Pick whichever YOU think you'd like to play the most :D
(no subject) - omfgerbear - May. 9th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 12th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I was wondering, I'm just going to use the generation rules (that is, use all P_T sims, not just the challenge ones), if I post it here, I leave out the !polarityinpollination tag, yes?
May. 12th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
*nods* Yeaps, as then you're doing a normal pixel_trade challenge, and thus you post as you would any normal p_t legacy etc
(no subject) - rocking_kitty - May. 13th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 6th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
TUF here. XP
Just wanted to say hi and that you have an interesting twist to my challenge. :P I added a link to this post on my forum on thesims3 site incase there are people whom would like to try it out from over there.
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