After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Isobel Driver, along with our secondary sim Izaiah Kuro (see poll), returns to her grandmother’s world & neighbourhood (Parched Prospect in Oasis Springs) to start her first day with nothing on the Vista Quarry lot, which is the neighbourhood the Roomies usually live in.
Will they be up to the following challenges?:
Disguise your home (example: underground lair that looks like a park above ground)
Achieve level 10 of the Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Drifter
Achieve level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim *Upon reaching Field Agent (level 4) of the Secret Agent Career, access to the following Lot type has been unlocked: Gym Lots Those playing the full 24 House Challenge may now place a Gym Lot on Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs world
Produce and raise The Heir to the Young Adult life stage -Select at least one of the following Traits on The Heir: Active Vegetarian Trait (City Living no longer needed, this is now a base game trait) Adventurous (Snowy Escape needed) *When The Heir reaches the Young Adult stage, you must stop game play and save if you are continuing on to House 010
Additional Optional Goals that I will attempt with the Drifter & or secondary sim:
Visit Batuu (based on optional goal from Vihisha’s blog post of completing one or more of the JTB aspirations)
Complete the Nerd Brain aspiration (will use the Simvasion mod to fix the rocket fix issue if it doesn’t get fixed),
Have both the drifter and the secondary sim complete the athletic aspiration, and
Have our Drifter try to complete the Cottage Living aspiration (winning the fair is somewhat problematic, so at a minimum complete all other goals of that aspiration).
In this house we can control the Drifter & the secondary sim. 😊
The ability to leave your home lot is limited, usually you need 1,000 simoleons and where you can travel to is set by house. Here is a screenshot of the details, again screenshot is from Vihisha’s blog post as of Feb 19, 2022 (Note the club gatherings should say ‘Get Together needed’, not ‘City Living’. 😊 ):
Some exceptions or amendments that I do re places that can be visited is that I include Bars and Lounges as ‘Nightclubs’ as they act similar to Nightclubs. I also host club gatherings at museums (for prior houses, I would hold club gatherings at gyms, for this house we will wait until that unlocks).
After living a sheltered life, our new drifter Hannah Driver, returns to her grandmother’s world of Willow Creek to start her first day with nothing in an empty neighborhood (lot is Parkshore, the neighbourhood the Goth’s usually live in).
Will she be up to the following challenges?:
As a minimum create a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house worth at least 50k simoleons,
Achieve level 10 of the Author Branch of the Writer Career, * She must adopt a baby upon her 1st, 2nd & 3rd promotions.
All three adopted sims, as well as the Heir, must each complete one Child Aspiration, and
Produce & raise the Heir to the Young Adult life stage.
Additional Optional Goals that I will attempt with the Drifter:
Max the cooking & parenting skill, possibly knitting skill (optional goals from Vihisha’s blog post)
Complete the writing aspiration, and
Complete the Super Parent Aspiration.
Additional Optional Goals that I will attempt with each of the adopted children & the Heir:
Become top notch toddlers (ie max the 4 needed toddler skills),
Complete all four child aspirations,
Get all Scout badges & earn the scouting aptitude reward trait,
As teens all must be A High School students,
Try to max either drama club or one part time career as teens, and
They must have at least 4 positive character values when they age up to young adult.
In this house we can control the Drifter, the 3 adopted children & the Heir. 😊
The ability to leave your home lot is limited, usually you need 1,000 simoleons and where you can travel to is set by house. Here is a screenshot of the details, again screenshot is from Vihisha’s blog post as of Sept 1, 2021 (Note the club gatherings should say ‘Get Together needed’, not ‘City Living’. 😊 ):
Some exceptions or amendments that I do re places that can be visited is that I include Bars and Lounges as ‘Nightclubs’ as they act similar to Nightclubs. I also host club gatherings at gyms and museums.
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House 7 of the Drifter Challenge is scheduled to return on February 4. Playlist link
There are two parts to house 7, in the first part we have a bachelorette challenge to see who our drifter will marry& in the second part our Drifter and the winner of part 1 will start their life together. In both parts we can only control the Drifter (with some exceptions noted in the rules on Vihisha’s blog post and summarized below).
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Part 1 of House 7:
Meet our Bachelorette:
Our bachelorette is our heir from house 6, now our drifter, Gabrielle Driver, she is proper, a cat lover and creative:
Meet our Bachelors:
Which bachelor will win her heart? (EA ID of those who created them is included with their pictures):
Some bachelors were already spellcasters, but for those who weren’t, I had one of my sims who knew the spell to convert sims to spellcasters do so, so they are all now spellcasters. Here are our bachelors as originally uploaded to the gallery, which in some cases includes families, if you’re interested in adding them to your own game.
The bachelorette challenge has detailed rules on Vihisha’s blog post (link here), and will take place in Gabrielle’s family home in Willow Creek (the Oakenstead lot) and it will comprise of a mix of elimination challenges (painting on Day 3 and fishing on Day 5, dates, parties and the relationship of the contestants with our heir Gabrielle will also have an impact. During this first part aging will be off.
Part 2 of the challenge is similar to other houses where we start with nothing on an empty lot (this time on Springscape Residential in Oasis Springs). The goals for this part of the challenge are as follows:
As a minimum create a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house worth at least 40k simoleons,
Complete the Soulmate Aspiration with our Drifter,
Produce & raise The Heir to the Young Adult life stage.
Please let me know if you’d like to play along, the bachelors, in some cases with their families, can be found on the gallery (see EA IDs mentioned above) and I can add my Drifter, with or without her family if you’d like.
Details of what we can do with non-played sims in this house (as of Feb 3/2021):
Use the options available through their portrait in the bottom left hand corner
Change their aspirations
Drag items in or out through their inventory
Redeem their points in the Rewards Store
Respond to pop-up events
Use the following interactions:
Alter Disguise (Get To Work needed) – Alien exclusive
Drink Medicine to cure Illness (Get To Work needed)
Spend Power Points (Vampires needed) – Vampire exclusive
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.
Alternatively, you can come join my new Facebook group and share how you do in this challenge, or in anything sims related, be it sim creation, sim builds or your sims stories &/or challenges! It’s also a great place to ask any sim related questions, including questions about Drifter or other challenges, that either I or other members can try to answer. Sims Sanctuary
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. 😊
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:
To max both the fishing and gardening skill.
At a minimum, build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $40k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration,
Raise a cow plant and collect five unique essences, and
Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult life stage; this Heir will become the Main Sim in the 4th House Mini-Challenge.
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:
To max the scientist career (if you don’t own Get to Work (‘GTW’) you can instead max the astronaut career).
At a minimum to build a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home worth at least $50k Simoleons (after Depreciation)
To achieve level 10 of the Rocket Science skill
To travel to space and bring back 3 unique Space Rocks or Aliens *If you own GTW, items acquired from Sixam count
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)
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
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:
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)
Complete the Mansion Baron Aspiration
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)
The completed house for House 3 of the Drifter Challenge is now on the gallery.
This is a family one story home with 4 bedrooms/4 bathroom on the main floor and 2 more bedrooms and 1 bathroom in the basement.
Garage was converted to greenhouse. Lot also features a perfect money tree (Seasons required), perfect forbidden fruit tree, a cow plant, other sundry plants & 5 collected cow plant essences (on shelf in main room of the basement, by the cow plant picture painted by my drifter 😊).
No CC, play-tested, 177,718 simoleons on a 30×20 lot
If you’d like to see the Drifter House 3 Let’s Play, and the two from before, links were provided in my previous Casting Call post for House 4.
Information on the Drifter Challenge:
The Drifter Challenge is a challenge created by the lovely Lady Vi and you start with both Willow Creek and Oasis Springs empty, except for one restaurant if you have Dine Out. It can be thought of as a generation challenge as well as a building challenge, which each generation, or ‘house’, starts with no money on an empty lot and each ‘house’ has 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 or download from the gallery or add the original lots back if you’ve saved them in your library). It’s a good way to examine a lot of different elements in the game, and you can skip any generation you don’t want to do. Here’s a link to the main page if it interests you; it further links to the different ‘house’ rules. https://thedrifterchallenge.blogspot.com/