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[SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 15:51
by ErinPW
These events follow the same pattern since SimChase Season 2. While the tasks have changed, the numbers of sims, items, times and costs remained the same. Therefore we have prepared this topic for the whole Season already, just without detailed tasks.

If you want you can skip tasks at the menu or shorten tasks at the sim. Both amounts are mentioned in brackets behind the tasks. The costs at the sim will go down a while after starting the task, the lowest amount is 9 SP.

Of course it's always possible that the developers build in changes. We will only find out when the episodes appear in our games. Therefore, all information without guarantee!

" Café Conundrum" is the 8th SimChase event. It's supposed to start on November 7th (Source)
After opening the game and tapping "Start Chase" the following episodes will start at the same time every day.
To start the event check in with SimChase's hirsute host Kam Ham at the Nightclub.

Note:
Numbers of sims, clues or items to be found and costs may vary. (Probably depends on the game-level and if you have purchased the boost.)
The times mentioned in the game are based on 3-star-objects.
Some tasks can be done by preteens.

Episode 1 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 8 Sims 3 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu /)
3) 1 Sim 6 minutes - (2 SP skip at Menu / 9 SP at Sim)
4) Mastery! Learning higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost May Vary
    Expert - 2 hours; §300,583 - (10 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
    Master - 1 hour 42 minutes; 11 SP - (10 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 30 minutes; 12 SP - (10 SP skip at Menu
5) 1 Sim 6 minutes - (5 SP skip at Menu / 9 SP at Sim)
6) 1 Sim 6 minutes - (5 SP skip at Menu / 9 SP at Sim)
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 2 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 9 Sims 3 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / )
3) 1 Sim 1 hour - (3 SP skip at Menu / 13 SP at Sim)
4) Mastery! - Learning Higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost May Vary
    Expert - 4 hours - §601.166 - (15 SP skip at Menu / 26 SP at Sim)
    Master - 3 hours 24 minutes - 22 SP - (15 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 1 hour - 24 SP - (15 SP skip at Menu
5) 1 Sim 1 hour - (5 SP skip at Menu / 13 SP at Sim)
6) Up to 12 Sims - 36 items - 3 hours - Quick Complete to get extra items! - (15 SP skip at Menu / )
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 3 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 12 Sims 3 hours - (15 SP skip at Menu/)
3) 1 Sim 1 hour - (5 SP skip at Menu / 13 SP at Sim)
4) Mastery! - Learning Higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost May Vary
    Expert - §390.757 - 2 hours - (15 SP skip at Menu / 17 SP at Sim)
    Master - 14 SP - 1 hour 42 minutes - (15 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 15 SP - 30 minutes - (15 SP skip at Menu)
5) 1 Sim 6 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu / 35 SP at Sim)
6) 1 Sim 1 hour - (10 SP skip at Menu / 13 SP at Sim)
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 4 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 12 Sims 1 hour - (15 SP skip at Menu /
3) 1 Sim 2 hours - (5 SP skip at Menu / 17 SP at Sim)

4) Mastery! - Learning Higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost May Vary
    Expert - 4 hours - §420.816 - (15 SP skip at Menu / 26 SP at Sim)
    Master - 3 hours 24 minutes - 15 SP - (15 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 1 hour - 16 SP - (15 SP skip at Menu)
5) 1 Sim 6 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu / 35 SP at Sim)
6) 1 Sim 1 hour - (10 SP skip at Menu / 13 SP at Sim)
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 5 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 24 Sims 3 hours - (25 SP skip at Menu / )
3) 1 Sim 4 hours - (15 SP skip at Menu / 26 SP at Sim)

4) Mastery! - Learning Higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost may vary
    Expert - 3 hours - § 1,202,332 - (35 SP skip at Menu / 21 SP at Sim)
    Master - 2 hours 33 minutes - 44 SP - (35 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 45 minutes - 48 SP - (35 SP skip at Menu)
5) 1 Sim 5 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu / 31 SP at Sim)
6) Up to 12 Sims - 36 items - 3 hours - Quick Complete to get extra items! - (35 SP skip at Menu / )
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 6 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 16 Sims 2 hours - (35 SP skip at Menu /)
3) 1 Sim 3 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu / 22 SP at Sim)

4) Mastery! - Learning higher mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost may vary
    Expert - 6 hours - § 601,166 - (35 SP skip at Menu / 35 SP at Sim)
    Master - 5 hours 6 minutes - 22 SP - (35 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 1 hour 30 minutes minutes - 24 SP - (35 SP skip at Menu)
5) 1 Sim 3 hours 30 minutes - (10 SP skip at Menu / 24 SP at Sim)
6) 1 Sim 3 hours - (10 SP skip at Menu / 22 SP at Sim)
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Episode 7 Challenges

1) 1 Sim 2 hours - (20 SP skip at Menu / 18 SP at Sim)
2) 28 Sims 3 hours - (50 SP skip at Menu /)
3) 1 Sim 3 hours - (25 SP skip at Menu / 22 SP at Sim)
4) Mastery! - Learning Higher Mastery levels take less time!
  • Cost may vary
    Expert - 4 hours; § 1,502,915 - (30 SP skip at Menu / 26 SP at Sim)
    Master - 3 hours 24 minutes; 55 SP - (30 SP skip at Menu)
    Grandmaster - 1 hour; 60 SP - (30 SP skip at Menu)
5) 1 Sim 6 hours - (30 SP skip at Menu / 35 SP at Sim)
6) Up to 12 Sims - 48 items - 3 hours. Quick Complete to find extra items! - (40 SP skip at Menu /)
7) 1 Sim - 5 seconds

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 09:52
by ErinPW
The tasks to hack for clues with 9 sims and to find pairs of socks with up to 12 sims can be done by preteens.


Here are screenshots of the prizes:

Episode 2

Episode 2
Episode 2


Episode 5

Episode 5
Episode 5



Grand Prize

Grand Prize
Grand Prize
Grand Prize
Grand Prize

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 08:53
by Spirit64
Yesterday I did the challenge where 12 Sims had to find 36 socks. And to my surprise every Sim had 3 socks. So it took me only 1 turn to find the 36 socks. Was I just lucky or did they make it finally easier?

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 16:54
by SKatF
Spirit64 wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 08:53
Yesterday I did the challenge where 12 Sims had to find 36 socks. And to my surprise every Sim had 3 socks. So it took me only 1 turn to find the 36 socks. Was I just lucky or did they make it finally easier?
It's been that way for a couple SimChases.

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 09:05
by ErinPW
Episode 4: Preteens can't help at all today :cry:

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 13:05
by kls1st
ErinPW wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 09:05
Episode 4: Preteens can't help at all today :cry:
Why do those monkeys have to be so mean :evil: !?! Let’s hope preteens can help for e5 & 7 many sims tasks.

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 09:03
by ErinPW
Episode 5
The many sims tasks can be done by preteens.

The third task "Stay awake the longest" can't be started at all in my town. Hope, this will be fixed before the time runs out. Doing all other tasks and then skipping the episode at the end of the menu will cost 15 SP.

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 12:12
by ErinPW
ErinPW wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 09:03
Episode 5
The many sims tasks can be done by preteens.

The third task "Stay awake the longest" can't be started at all in my town. Hope, this will be fixed before the time runs out. Doing all other tasks and then skipping the episode at the end of the menu will cost 15 SP.
I found the mistake in my game. In order to keep my sims at their space between other tasks I had blocked all seats. When I freed up a chair, my sim could finally start the stay-up-task. She also started when there wasn't any seat on the lot.

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 20:10
by PyroSpazz
I for one am getting sick and tired of these events. I forget to rotate jobs in the morning before rushing off to work and check in on my lunch break to see I’ve not only been overtaken, the prize has been claimed with hours yet before the next day’s contest unlocks.

Winning everything in SimChase is just not feasible for people with jobs and the need for a regular sleep schedule, and the prizes we unlock are unreasonably expensive after placing the first copy of them. As far as I can tell the only reason EA persists in pushing SimChase events is to pressure us into buying currency packs just to keep up. It’s a game, it shouldn’t feel like a chore.

Re: [SIMCHASE] Season 8 - Café Conundrum (November 7th)

Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 06:03
by LittleBean
ErinPW wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 09:03
Episode 5
The many sims tasks can be done by preteens.

The third task "Stay awake the longest" can't be started at all in my town. Hope, this will be fixed before the time runs out. Doing all other tasks and then skipping the episode at the end of the menu will cost 15 SP.
I like your build. It looks like an event lot but you’ve still made it cohesive and pretty.