Drifter Challenge (Sims 4)

Information on the Drifter Challenge:

The Drifter Challenge is a challenge created by the lovely Vihisha Tak’Nai and if you plan to do all, or most of the challenge, you start with both Willow Creek and Oasis Springs empty, ie you delete all the lots from those two worlds (one exception, if you have Dine Out you can add one restaurant to the museum lot in Oasis Springs).

The challenge can be thought of as a generation challenge as well as a building challenge, with each generation, or ‘house’, starting with no money on an empty lot and each ‘house’ having its own set of goals. As you meet certain goals over the generations, or ‘houses’ as they are called, you can also start adding certain community lots (which you can build, download from the gallery or add back the original lots if you’ve saved them in your library).

The only way I’ve ever managed to play for multiple generations is when playing the Drifter Challenge.😊 I find it to be a great way to examine a lot of different elements in the game, and you can skip any generation you do not want to do. Alternatively you can just do any house as a stand alone challenge; each house’s rules explain how to start each house, both if you are continuing or doing it as a stand alone challenge, along with the goals and rules for each house.

As an added challenge for most houses you can only control your main sim, ie the ‘Drifter’, apart from a few exceptions, one main one being aging up on a cake (and before we had the ability to assign beds, claiming beds was allowed). However, there are some houses where that varies and you can control more than one sim.  In all cases each house always indicates who can be controlled.

Here’s a link to the main page if this challenge interests you; this further links to the different ‘house’ rules.   https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or to head over to my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MapleSimmer/

I have been doing this challenge on my YouTube channel and I am currently on House 6; as I start individual houses I will add links to each playlist and a summary of the goals for each house here. 😊

House 1:

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrI7U2rcgndajgKvJiEjm8_8

Starting Lot:             Agave Abode, Oasis Springs (20×15)
Controllable Sims:  Drifter (newly created)

After starting with nothing in a mostly empty world, here are the two challenges facing our drifter Alicia Driver:

  1. As a minimum, build a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $30k Simoleons (after Depreciation) and
  2. To produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 2nd House Mini-Challenge.

Link to house 1 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-001.html

House 2: 

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrI7U2rcgndajgKvJiEjm8_8

Starting Lot:             Crick Cabana, Willow Creek (20×15)
Controllable Sims:  Drifter (heir from prior house)

After living a fairly sheltered life, our new drifter Bella Driver starts her first day with nothing in an empty neighborhood.

Here are the four challenges facing Bella:

  1. Marry and then Move in a ‘Working Sim’ (e.g. Mail Carrier, Gardener, Pizza Delivery, etc.)
  2. As a minimum, build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $40k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
  3. Complete the Outdoor Enthusiast Aspiration, and
  4. Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 3rd House Mini-Challenge.

Note we can’t go to Granite Falls to work on the Outdoor Enthusiast Aspiration until our heir is a child.

Link to house 2 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-002.html

House 3:

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrJw2B28qN_G-cFWB5S6-

Starting Lot:             Sultry Springside, Oasis Springs (30×20)
Controllable Sims:  Drifter * (heir from prior house)
(*main exception is directing non controlled sims to ‘eat cake’ on the cow plant, see goal 4 below)

After living a fairly sheltered life, our new drifter Charity Driver returns to her grandmother’s world of Oasis Spring to  start her first day with nothing in an empty neighborhood.

Here are the challenges facing Charity:

  1. To max both the fishing and gardening skill.
  2. At a minimum, build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $40k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
  3. Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration,
  4. Raise a cow plant and collect five unique essences, and
  5. Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 4th House Mini-Challenge.

Link to floor plans used as a basis for Charity’s house: https://www.houseplans.com/plan/2576-square-feet-3-bedroom-2-50-bathroom-2-garage-mediterranean-adobe-southwestern-sp123432

Link to house 3 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-003.html

House 4:

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrI7U2rcgndajgKvJiEjm8_8

Starting Lot:             Riverside Roost, Willow Creek (30×20)
Controllable Sims:  Drifter (heir from prior house)

After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Dominique Driver returns to her grandmother’s world of Willow Creek to start her first day with nothing in an empty neighborhood.  She is fascinated by aliens, since her grandfather was abducted late in life and came back pregnant with her aunt Bridget.

Here are the challenges facing her:

  1. To max the scientist career (if you don’t own Get to Work (‘GTW’) you can instead max the astronaut career).
  2. At a minimum to build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $50k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
  3. To achieve level 10 of the Rocket Science skill
  4. To travel to space and bring back 3 unique Space Rocks or Aliens *If you own GTW, items acquired from Sixam count
  5. To Befriend and Move In a Co-Worker (*If you own GTW, you may befriend and move in an Alien instead, so this will be my goal)
  6. Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 5th House Mini-Challenge.

Sims have been added to the world from the following creators (*Origin ID at time they were added):

EuphorialQueen
ndsmith1689
gamersims101
mistycleo
nikinicole1234
Siriusly_Black20 (uses CC eyelashes)
Mewsage86
KristalSparrow
Lisabeesims
Rogueokie
and The Smith Family by Maxis

Link to house 4 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-004.html

House 5:

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrJiLEMW_1bOFyMP124NAhry

Starting Lot:             Arid Ridge, Oasis Springs (40×30)
Controllable Sims:  Drifter (heir from prior house) and Secondary Sim (newly created)

After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Emmeline Driver along with our secondary sim Edward Quin, returns to her grandmother’s neighbourhood in Oasis Spring to start her first day with nothing.

Here are the challenges facing them:

  1. Max the painter career (Lvl 10) for both sims:  (Drifter: Patron of The Arts branch Secondary Sim: Master of The Real branch)
  2. Achieve level 5 of the Photography Skill on either Playable Sim
  3. Complete the Photography Treasure Hunt  *A completed collection should yield a total of 10 photos with all items and colors used only once
  4. As a minimum create a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $100k Simoleons (after depreciation)
  5. Produce & raise The Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 6th House Mini-Challenge.

Treasure Hunt Items:

  • Hats (hats & masks)
  • Hair (hair, facial hair & eyebrows)
  • Makeup (all locations)
  • Accessories (glasses, gloves & all jewelry)
  • Tops (all types)
  • Bottoms (underwear, swim bottoms, shorts, & pants)
  • Skirts (all types)
  • Full Body Outfits (all types)
  • Socks (socks, tights, or accessory leggings)
  • Footwear (all types)

Treasure Hunt Colors:    Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, White & Brown

Link to house 5 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-005.html

House 6:

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Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyPCBQSeZfrLoej7QCHqOMe5Y1rFvem02

Starting Lot:             Oakenstead, Willow Creek (50×50)
Controllable Sims:  All Sims, starting with the Drifter (heir from prior house) and Secondary Sim (newly created)

After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Fleur Driver along with our secondary sim Felix Juno, returns to her grandmother’s world of Willow Creek with the goal of building a mansion after starting with nothing* ; how will they fare?

Here are the challenges facing them:

  1. As a minimum create a house worth at least 350k simoleons, must include a total of 8 beds (at least one needs to be a double)
  2. Complete the Mansion Baron Aspiration
  3. Produce & raise The Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 7th House Mini-Challenge.

(* Three starting options:
Standard – start with 100k, Difficult – start with 50k, Extreme – start with nothing)

Link to house 6 rules: https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/p/drifter-house-006.html

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