POLITICS


The political scene is a mess, more so than it normally is. Local officials are haggling over how and when supplies are sent to the region, while the citizens suffer. Corruption is rampant and waste is constant. The mayor has restricted the supply of building materials in an effort “conserve” them. Harsh and unreasonable property laws have been enacted. What is left of the police force seems oddly motivated to enforce this building law in particular while turning a blind eye to the looting and anarchy.

METHOD

  • BASE GAME: POLITICS
    • Prerequisites - None
    • “Democracy is said to be the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.”-Winston Churchill
      • Reach Level 10 in the Political Career


  • ISLAND PARADISE: CREATE A FIVE-STAR RESORT
    • Prerequisites - Island Paradise EP
  • Create a 5 Star-Resort
  • You have discovered an untainted, but limited, water supply on a small piece of land. Your sim will take over that land and create a safe community where other sims willing to pay will eventually be able to live in a somewhat pre-apocalyptic environment. It will be a “closed” walled in community within a community. Your sim will become “Governor” and as such will work to create an environment that can house more than100 refugees.
    • Because the water supply on this one piece of land is not tainted, if Medical is not lifted, for this community consider it lifted for everyone except your own sim. If Medical is not lifted, your sim may not use the shower or swim in any pools or hot tubs.
    • You have also found an endless supply of fresh food (don’t ask where the meat comes from) so if Culinary is not lifted, consider it lifted within this community except for your own sim. If Culinary is not lifted, you are still limited to one meal per day.
  • BUILD YOUR RESORT: Your town must have a vacant lot - at least 40X40 in size preferably close to your shelter. From your phone your sim attempting to lift Politics via this method is allowed to chose the option to be a resort owner. Chose the lot you want to renovate. It should be empty with no house on it. Once you chose it as a resort to buy, you can name it. It will automatically classify it as a resort and add the check in desk to the lot.
    • You can now start building. First put up a high fence around the perimeter of the lot with a gate to “protect” it from the zombies and those wishing to take it over.You are not bound by the 2 item restriction. You have lots of sims helping you and they are contributing their share of supplies. Build as much as you can as soon as you can.
    • You will not be able to open your safe houses until you add bungalows or beach towers. If criminal is not clear you will need at least one sim working to earn the funds you need to build your community otherwise you will be limited to the profits generated by “bribes” paid by sims wishing to stay in your community and this may not be enough.
  • BUILDING RESTRICTIONS AND ALLOWANCES:
  • You will begin by building a main “headquarters” and it will need to conform to the 8x8 building rules.This main headquarters area will include the front desk. If Architect is not clear, you may place multiple 8X8 buildings on your land to accommodate the upgrades. They will eventually include the following:
    • At least two bathrooms with at minimum a sink and toilet each
    • Gym area and restaurant area.
    • A pool or two hot tubs. Not both
    • Two bars (a bartender will be automatically assigned)
    • One food stand (an employee will automatically be assigned)
    • Four buffet tables. It is important that only one of them be used for the “breakfast, lunch, dinner” table. You will need to switch between each at the appropriate times throughout each day. The other three can be set to anything other than one of those three options.
    • Decorations. If naturalist is not clear, you may NOT add greenery or plants. Adding a soap dispenser, toilet paper holders and maybe pool rules will be enough to satisfy this requirement.
    • One fire-walking pit.
    • Possibly a wedding arch.
    • Four pieces of gym equipment (be cognizant of rules in effect for which pieces)
    • A sitting area and bookshelf that are accessible to the refugees
    • If you like you can add a kitchen in the headquarters. You won't be able to add an oven.
    • You may have more than one stereo and use wall speakers. The “governor” needs their emergency communication system. When not used for emergencies it plays music.
    • You must add the bungalows and/or the towers for your refugees to live in. You will have to add and upgrade at least one tower in order to get to the 5 star rating. Of course these don't have to be in the 8x8 area. Think of them as additional shelters.
    • You can add anything else that is allowed within the restrictions still in effect; Hopscotch, easel, chess tables, tvs, computers, stereos etc…
    • RESORT MANAGEMENT:
    • You may NOT hire any maintenance workers unless restrictions allowing you to hire and fire employees are lifted. Only your sim will be allowed to maintain the community which includes repairing broken items, cleaning dirty items, cleaning up trash and stomping on roaches.
      • If you have teenagers at home, you can bring them to the community to help repair and clean up the lot. They must adhere to travel restrictions in effect however. You must keep the lot clean to avoid disease. Otherwise, the sim attempting to lift politics via this method is the only sim allowed to be on the lot.
    • Additionally, you can include a VIP area within the headquarters or build it as a separate building on the lot as a place where your sim can actually “check -in” and stay while they are overseeing and maintaining their community. If built on the lot as a separate building it cannot be larger than 8x8. You can always return to your home shelter any time you need to. All travel restrictions are still in effect but this sim can treat this community as a home lot by checking in and therefore can stay overnight and past curfews still in effect.
  • As soon as your shelter earns 5 stars, you have proven you are worthy to lead the people and have cleared the politics restrictions.
    • Your sim may continue to manage the property until they die or become an uncontrollable elder. If you choose to run the property, once the “Governor” dies or becomes uncontrollable, another sim that has already lifted their restriction may take over management of the property provided Business and Military are lifted. Otherwise, the property must be sold. If Business isn’t lifted, your sim must reduce his funds by the using the family funds cheat.

RESTRICTIONS

  • BASE GAME
    • Sims’ houses may not occupy any larger than an 8X8 area, the rest of the lot must be unused.
    • You may not place any items outside of this 8X8 area, nor modify tiles outside of it.
      • This includes swimming pools. If Symphonic, Medical and Athletic restrictions are lifted, you may build an outdoor pool within your 8x8.
      • Ruined Community lots may have Buy mode and Build mode items spanning beyond the designated 8x8 building area.
      • If a Sim dies outside the 8x8 area, you can leave the tombstone where it is. If you do pick it up and move it, it has to be within the 8x8 area.
      • Placing parking spaces - A car parked on the parking space must be within the 8x8 area.


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The footprint for the parking space extends beyond the 8x8 area of your house,
but the car PHYSICALLY does not. This is allowed.

    • The trash can, mailbox, sidewalk tiles, delivered newspapers and bills do not count for this restriction. They don’t need to be in the 8X8 area.
    • The 8X8 area may be anywhere on the lot, but once designated may not be moved.
    • Sims may extend the house underground within the 8X8 area.
    • Sims may build upwards, as long as the higher floors do not hang outside the 8X8 area.
    • Sims may not own community lots. All the paper work and red tape in trying to register your ownership would take too long to file. (also restricted by Business and if the lot is outside your Network is also restricted by Military)
    • Sims may not use the "Funny" interaction with other sims.
    • Sims may not ask for "Raises or Promotions" from their boss.
  • WORLD ADVENTURES
    • Sims may not go on international adventures. (all the political red tape with traveling abroad, you know) (Also restricted by Military, Espionage, and Symphonic. Plus Forensics for Elders with less than 10 Athletic Skill)
      • Exception: Sims attempting to lift Business via the Multinational Conglomerate method have the red tape waived by cooperative bureaucrats keen to have the business channels re-opened; such a Sim may go on international adventures.
      • Please refer to World Adventures for restrictions while visiting other lands.
    • You may not own a storage chest (also restricted by Athletic, Business, and Military; owning more than one chest is further restricted by Alien Technology). Note that storage chests, alchemy cabinets, and similar are considered identical for this purpose (you cannot have a storage chest and an alchemy cabinet until you lift Alien Technology as well).
  • AMBITIONS
  • LATE NIGHT
  • GENERATIONS
  • PETS
    • May not own horses (also restricted by Military).
  • SHOWTIME
  • SUPERNATURAL
    • You may not own an alchemy cabinet (also restricted by Athletic, Business, and Politics; owning more than one cabinet is further restricted by Alien Technology). Note that storage chests, alchemy cabinets, and similar are considered identical for this purpose (you cannot have a storage chest and an alchemy cabinet until you lift Alien Technology as well).
  • SEASONS
  • UNIVERSITY LIFE
  • ISLAND PARADISE
    • Sims may not own resorts - getting permits is tied up in red tape (also restricted by Business and Military)
      • Resorts placed on beaches are also restricted by Naturalist
  • INTO THE FUTURE
    • The time portal that is placed on your lot automatically need not be in the 8x8 area, however you may not move it at all until Athletics is clear.
  • STORE CONTENT
    • ALLOWED items and activities
      • tbd
    • NOT ALLOWED
      • tbd
  • LIFETIME REWARD RESTRICTIONS

Once a great political leader emerges from the family, they take over as Leader of the Free World. Political corruption is cleaned up. Building supplies from other parts of the country are shipped in and distributed to those who need it. The corrupt ‘building permit’ and 'property' laws are repealed. The prestige and notoriety gained by the family allows them to sway the actions of others, who see everybody from the family as a leader. International ties are re-established and travel again becomes possible to China, France and Egypt. The Political restrictions are lifted.