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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #175 on: May 31, 2011, 09:43:06 AM »

Sure, just remember that the value of the #10 Moving Requirement is no more than the 10 items you leave behind.


I asked because in rules you stated that "These items must be a) created, b) found, or c) given to you as freebies/perks as part of a career or being a Celebrity. " Items I asked about are only buyable in WA locations, so I'm not shore if they fit in this rule. This would include books etc from Consingment store. If other household member buys them, then they are not counting in those 10 items Requirement?
I ask this because if my first household get several plants in perfect state I would like to be able to step by and harvest those after movement. Also, not needing to travel for skilling equipment, or having nectar machine in neighborhood can save days of traveling in WA locations, plus some opportunities are easier to fulfill (again because of limited time in WA locations). If I find masterpiece in consingment store, it would be nice to visit grandma and read a masterpiece on sunday evening and get that honor roll faster, without having a (very skilled) writter in a family.

About register - if I place nectar register in Central park, Sim will start working there and sell nectar making machine, and relic register will sell geode, septarian nodule and metal ores.

PS Parent's just have to live in same house, not acctually be married? That means I can have my Sim live with her husband and her lover who will father the child :o What a drama! I assume they could then get a divorce and kick out the ex to move in that cute girl instead of waiting for old spouse to die?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #176 on: May 31, 2011, 10:03:45 AM »
I asked because in rules you stated that "These items must be a) created, b) found, or c) given to you as freebies/perks as part of a career or being a Celebrity. " Items I asked about are only buyable in WA locations, so I'm not shore if they fit in this rule. This would include books etc from Consingment store. If other household member buys them, then they are not counting in those 10 items Requirement?

We're talking about two different things I think. Let's say your 1st Heir is going to SuperMax nectar-making and buys a nectar-making machine from France. He can't take it with him to house #2. You could sell it when it's time to move, but I don't want players to have to go through the trouble of remembering if things need to be sold. So, just leave it. It does not conflict with rule #10. Those 10 items are to be looked upon as things you leave in one lump sum for the requirement and their value is figured as a group. Anything else you leave — don't worry about. Keep it simple.


About register - if I place nectar register in Central park, Sim will start working there and sell nectar making machine, and relic register will sell geode, septarian nodule and metal ores.

That's a great idea. Go for it. One of the perks of having World Adventures.

PS Parent's just have to live in same house, not acctually be married? That means I can have my Sim live with her husband and her lover who will father the child :o What a drama! I assume they could then get a divorce and kick out the ex to move in that cute girl instead of waiting for old spouse to die?

There are no marriage requirements. Personally, I do not get into all the drama and wild scenarios that some of you do. Just follow the stated rules under Adding to Your Household.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #177 on: May 31, 2011, 10:08:46 AM »
I'm confused again, are we not allowed to take anything like furniture to the new house?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #178 on: May 31, 2011, 10:11:43 AM »
    Once again, folks, read the rules carefully. Chances are you missed something...

  • Heirs can only move with Career Rewards and Lifetime Happiness Rewards that they earn themselves.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #179 on: May 31, 2011, 11:01:03 AM »

There are no marriage requirements. Personally, I do not get into all the drama and wild scenarios that some of you do. Just follow the stated rules under Adding to Your Household.

Thank you Metro for all the answers! Specially since I like all of them! As for drama part, it is actually escape plan if there is no townies you really want to marry your Sim with (or they are all elders or same gender).
Now only thing left is to convince myself to try Bridgeport for this challenge :)

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2011, 11:06:25 AM »
    Once again, folks, read the rules carefully. Chances are you missed something...

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Heirs can only move with Career Rewards and Lifetime Happiness Rewards that they earn themselves.
You may need to reword that.
I read it as they're not allowed to take other people's Lifetime Happiness rewards with them.
So, for example, I thought it meant that if Sim A gets the collection finder, Sim B can not move out with it.
I didn't understand it as not being allowed to furniture/other things with you - just as LTH rewards, if you get what I mean.

I do understand it now, I'm just pointing out how I read it before you brought it up.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #181 on: May 31, 2011, 11:12:51 AM »

You may need to reword that.
I read it as they're not allowed to take other people's Lifetime Happiness rewards with them.
So, for example, I thought it meant that if Sim A gets the collection finder, Sim B can not move out with it.
I didn't understand it as not being allowed to furniture/other things with you - just as LTH rewards, if you get what I mean.

I do understand it now, I'm just pointing out how I read it before you brought it up.

Okay. I'll make it perfectly clear.


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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #183 on: May 31, 2011, 02:53:45 PM »
I just have one quick question. when you say the heir must be an adult when  they move out, do you mean a Young Adult of Adult?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #184 on: May 31, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
I just have one quick question. when you say the heir must be an adult when  they move out, do you mean a Young Adult of Adult?

Adult. The stage after YA.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #185 on: May 31, 2011, 08:52:21 PM »
I just have a few clarifications before I start my DecaDynasty. First, is the "Roomies" Household okay to use. (the one with Blair, Stiles, Emma, and Cycl0n3) My only doubt was that Blair's parents live in town, too. I don't think there'd be a problem, but I just wanted to be sure.

Second, with the moving Sims out. I can move Stiles and Emma out of the house if I wanted, correct?

Third, with #2 of the moving requirements. Does that mean that the heir must be friends with 10 service NPCs? It's worded weird to me, and I just wanted to clarify.

I'm sure I already know most of these answers, but I just want to be on the safe side.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #186 on: May 31, 2011, 09:34:20 PM »
I just have a few clarifications before I start my DecaDynasty. First, is the "Roomies" Household okay to use. (the one with Blair, Stiles, Emma, and Cycl0n3) My only doubt was that Blair's parents live in town, too. I don't think there'd be a problem, but I just wanted to be sure.

It's the household that matters. As long as there are no children or multiple generations in the household you're fine.

Second, with the moving Sims out. I can move Stiles and Emma out of the house if I wanted, correct?

If they're going to be the parents of the first heir then they need to be in the house at the time of the birth. Aside from that, yeah, you can move them out.

Third, with #2 of the moving requirements. Does that mean that the heir must be friends with 10 service NPCs? It's worded weird to me, and I just wanted to clarify.

10 different NPCs. Take a look at Gheez's spreadsheet and the example she outlines. It's easier to see in black and white.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #187 on: June 01, 2011, 05:48:12 AM »
Do the Best Friends have to be at the time of moving as well or do we just have to make sure we got to Best Friends with them, I need to know before I have DeAndre ask to be just friends with his Old Lover who still have maxed relationship even though they have not seen each other ever in my game.  ;)

My DecaDynasty Family is being hectic, Lol. I have never had a worse family to look after! Butler doesn't clean, he is hated by all and I keep forgetting to fire him. Talking of Fire my count is at Six in Four Days and am about to remove the Fireplace! One Burgulary and now Julienne has a Baby Sister and Elder Parents whom one is a Vampire. Not to mention that Julienne is now Pregnant and it's going to be Multiples probably. Oh the Joys, thank you Metro!  :D

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #188 on: June 01, 2011, 06:01:02 AM »
One Burgulary and now Julienne has a Baby Sister and Elder Parents whom one is a Vampire.

Do these elderly vampire parents live in the same household as the current heir?

Sure, just remember that the value of the #10 Moving Requirement is no more than the 10 items you leave behind.

I don't understand what you're saying here.  I don't see anything in the #10 Moving Requirement about the value needing to be more or less than anything.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #189 on: June 01, 2011, 06:02:51 AM »
Do these elderly vampire parents live in the same household as the current heir?

No, Julienne lived with her Parents at the start of the game, I'm in Twinbrook, I started my DecaDynasty as DeAndre Wolf who loves on his own, Julienne moved in with him, her Mother turning was from Story Progression. Her Father is still a Normal Sim as is her Toddler Sister.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #190 on: June 01, 2011, 07:18:21 AM »
I don't understand what you're saying here.  I don't see anything in the #10 Moving Requirement about the value needing to be more or less than anything.

I did not phrase that well, Pam. I meant that when computing the score for each house, that only the 10 items in the #10 requirement were counted.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #191 on: June 01, 2011, 10:15:08 AM »
What a marvelous challenge. Thank you!

Now for a newbee question: Is gender selection (apples | watermelon) of the heir allowed?

Thanks again for a great event!

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #192 on: June 01, 2011, 10:17:46 AM »
What a marvelous challenge. Thank you!

Now for a newbee question: Is gender selection (apples | watermelon) of the heir allowed?

Thanks again for a great event!

Hi Theo. Yep, gender selection is up to you.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #193 on: June 02, 2011, 12:12:45 AM »
Man I don't know if I was more or less confused before I read the latest threads. Whew! Things I thought were simple became more complex. And then what I thought I understood I'm a bit shaky. It may just be cold feet. I finally have time to install my games. I don't know why it's taking so long but slow and steady as they say, right? I'm just going to dive right in. Hopefully I have to start over a zillion times.

I'm on WA installation right now. I just bought that one today. Thought it was time now that I had Generations. It was the last EP I needed. Now on to the SP's. And then Barnacle Bay. What is that anyway? EP? SP? I digress...

Going to read rules again while waiting.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #194 on: June 02, 2011, 01:59:17 AM »
Ok I've read the rules for the hundredth time. It said nothing about getting married and then moving out. Does that mean that is not an option? Like if you don't do the move thing when the box comes up you messed up? More so a clarification than a question I guess.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #195 on: June 02, 2011, 02:11:18 AM »
Ok I've read the rules for the hundredth time. It said nothing about getting married and then moving out. Does that mean that is not an option? Like if you don't do the move thing when the box comes up you messed up? More so a clarification than a question I guess.

Can you be a little more specific?  I'm not sure what you're asking.

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« Reply #196 on: June 02, 2011, 02:55:36 AM »
I was under impression that heir must obtain 10 required objects, but when I reread that rule I realized it doesn't:
"10. Heirs must leave behind 10 items (no more) of a particular type in the house. No items left can be from previous households. These items must be a) created, b) found, or c) given to you as freebies/perks as part of a career or being a Celebrity. None of the 10 items can be purchased or made on the Display Table. Each house must have a unique item type. " Maybe the bolded  "you" might change to "household member" to make it more clear.
I started my own Koffi/Hatch decadynasty but won't start the story until I reach first movement and feel comfortable understanding all the rules fully (and see if I can handle that many NPC's). BP is way to difficult for my PC to handle in long run. So far I'm having a blast!

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« Reply #197 on: June 02, 2011, 02:57:15 AM »
I didn't realize I did two back to back. Sorry about that.

Pam, I was asking if I can get married before I move out. But I'm thinking I answered my own question. You only that box to move out when they get married?

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« Reply #198 on: June 02, 2011, 03:26:32 AM »
I was under impression that heir must obtain 10 required objects, but when I reread that rule I realized it doesn't:

The entire household can work on obtaining the 10 objects required to move.  Is that what you're talking about?

Pam, I was asking if I can get married before I move out. But I'm thinking I answered my own question. You only that box to move out when they get married?

Getting married before moving out wouldn't work.  It's correct that you only get the moving box immediately after the wedding.  If you don't take advantage of it, you won't be able to move into a house occupied by townies unless you use Edit Town, which is banned.  The married couple would have to move to an empty house and that's what doesn't work.


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« Reply #199 on: June 02, 2011, 03:31:38 AM »
AAAhhh ok got it. It's a use it or lose it kind of thing. Alrighty, I think I have enough data to at least get started. I'm cluless on the property thing though.

So... Who wants to volunteer to help this poor simmer how to post stories? Not now. I'm going to fall asleep in on my laptop any minute. Maybe next week or so. PM me.