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Re: Meteors
« Reply #125 on: June 08, 2012, 03:04:10 PM »
Meteors can happen in any town, if you have Ambitions, and they always head straight towards you sims.  Seabody looked at the code on a different thread, and the chances were extremely low.  I think it checked once a hour, and the chances of it were 0.0001 if not looking through a telescope and 0.001 if you are.
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« Reply #126 on: June 08, 2012, 05:22:50 PM »
Wow, that's fairly unlikely.


Although it was pretty cool on one level, it's all a bit unbelievable. Like Desperate Housewives - a quiet suburban street that had a tornado go through it one year and a plane crash into it another.

I think it would be better if the meteor hit in the hills or something, and you got a message about it so you could have a look.



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« Reply #127 on: June 08, 2012, 05:25:45 PM »
The best part about meteors is the thousands you get from selling it afterwards.

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« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2012, 05:29:43 PM »
I've never, ever ,ever had a meteor! I feel left out, but then again it is super rare and I'm super unlucky!  :-[

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« Reply #129 on: June 08, 2012, 05:47:31 PM »
When they are about hit, you get the message about it getting dark. When you read that message, run.. I usually take my Sim off the lot onto the road. The meteor will hit where they were, so if they were working in the garden, you will probably loose some, if not all of your garden. It always amuses me the number of neighbours who get singed because while my Sim runs away, they run to the spot and look up!
Decima, you can occasionally have a meteor land somewhere else in town. If you are using the telescope, you sometimes get a message that you saw something fall and when you go to map view it will be highlighted. Those meteors don't usually leave the hollow in the ground thoug, but you can collect them to sell.
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« Reply #130 on: June 08, 2012, 06:01:47 PM »
If I ever get the pop up about it getting dark I click on my Sim go to map view click on the fishing hole for example and click visit here with(add all the Sims in the house) and everything is fine.

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« Reply #131 on: June 08, 2012, 06:27:05 PM »
I've actually had them happen a lot and it amazes me when people say they don't get them very often or if at all.  I once had a meteor hit in four different games.  Twice in one game on two different saves meaning it crashed so went back and it happened again.

My dynasty founder has had it in both try one and try 3.  if he had gotten farther than he did on try 2 I'm sure it would have happened then too! 

The best part about meteors is the thousands you get from selling it afterwards.

I've had a meteor take out 21 money trees or an entire yard's worth of stuff and the 10k that I always seem to get from the rock just doesn't cover the damage.    I've even had one hit in the middle of the house before because that's where the Sim looking at the telescope was!

Here's a shot of the latest hit I received which was my dynasty family. 



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« Reply #132 on: June 08, 2012, 06:44:42 PM »
I've had a meteor take out 21 money trees or an entire yard's worth of stuff and the 10k that I always seem to get from the rock just doesn't cover the damage.    I've even had one hit in the middle of the house before because that's where the Sim looking at the telescope was!

I've been lucky and had them strike right outside the house or maybe in a garden (without money trees).

I bet I'll open up my save game and have a meteor hit everyone in my household while they eat dinner or something.

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« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2012, 07:18:14 AM »
I've only had it happen once. My sim was standing outside by the mailbox for a couple of hours because I was watching TV xD. Luckily, I knew all about the "it's getting dark" thing, so I teleported my sim away while all the neighbors came running to my yard.

It hit and my game started to lag and I thought all my neighbors got stuck in the "cringe and cover head" position. I brought my sim back over to take a look. As soon as she got there, my game stopped being dumb and a fire broke out like it was supposed to. I lost the front door to my house and no one died. Though two fire trucks came and one got stuck outside my house until I reset the sim. Even though I'm a giant cheater and can teleport my sims, meteors are a big pain since they make my game glitch and lag like crazy.

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« Reply #134 on: June 11, 2012, 09:58:35 AM »
My sim's house was totalled once and she was too broke to rebuild.

In one game when she was in China, 3 tourists were killed at the base camp (I teleported her out); she returned home and went to work, the film studio was hit and 3 of the workers were killed and for the rest of the game the others were walking around singed. Then she went to the park and another one hit. I think the game had targeted my sim and was trying to kill her off. After the third one, no more meteors for that game.

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« Reply #135 on: June 12, 2012, 09:51:35 AM »
My sim got hit in the graveyard, he was night fishing at about 2 am, I thought of course it is dark, it is 2 am, then two explosions, and a big un followed. Lucky I had my fav flower with me, just gave it to old grimmy and bingo all was well, collected 2 large and one gigantic meteor, and have them in my back garden.

At the time, he was still YA and running around 24/7 in the motive mobile drinking strange potions and raging thro life non-stop, sleeping once a week a week if he was lucky, but now he has grown out of that and has fullfilled his life sitting in his pile thinking what to do next, most likely will be an heir, and cake up to retirement once his kid is a YA.


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« Reply #136 on: July 08, 2012, 09:21:28 AM »
I was completely shocked when a meteor struck the tree house a set of triplets were playing in. I knew about the sky getting dark, so I moved the father from where he was gardening and was trying to get the kids out of the tree. I really didn't think 'the powers that be' would kill off the kids, I thought it would probably go for where the father had been gardening. Since there were three kids, they couldn't get out of the tree quick enough.  I've been playing since Sims1, to say I was dumbfounded would be an understatement. Two out of three kids claimed by the Reaper from playing in a tree house!  I just quit without saving and promptly deleted the tree house. I lost a serious chuck of game play time, but the kids were still there.  I guess there isn't any decernment used by meteors.  :-\ Consider yourself warned....

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« Reply #137 on: July 08, 2012, 09:48:09 AM »
When the game mentioned the sky was getting dark, who did they mention noticed it was getting dark?  It's that person that is being targetted at the time you got the message so if the father was gardening nearby and got the message but the tree house was within a certain amount of yardage then yes it hits the tree house anyway.    The only kids that can't be killed on your lot are toddlers and infants.    I saw someone have a meteor hit the school while playing a game.   It killed every teenager and child in the entire neighborhood.
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« Reply #138 on: July 08, 2012, 01:46:51 PM »
For me it was the active household. My sim had the message about it getting dark. Haven't hd a game where non-actives were hit.
For the school it may have been an active household child in the school. Don't know for sure, the person who had that happen didn't mention who got the message.

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« Reply #139 on: July 08, 2012, 01:52:42 PM »
I saw someone have a meteor hit the school while playing a game.   It killed every teenager and child in the entire neighborhood.

I remember seeing that as well. Apparently it was horrible because there were so many in there and when they came out the Reaper collected them and once that one was gone the next came out.  :-\

I've never had a Meteor.  :P
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« Reply #140 on: July 08, 2012, 03:13:51 PM »
The only Meteor I had was with the Newbies in Riverview. It killed Bob, Betty's boss, and some other guy, did some property damage, and was a major killjoy on Brandi's bake sale.

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« Reply #141 on: July 08, 2012, 03:32:26 PM »
I've never had a meteor either, and for some reason I kind of want one.  ::) I guess its because it would make an interesting storyline for my legacy although all that rebuilding and whatnot would be a pain.
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« Reply #142 on: July 08, 2012, 03:57:39 PM »
My sims have spotted meteors with the telescope and gone to collect them several times now, but I've never had one hit the house or a sim. I'd like to see an impact, but I think if it killed one of my sims I'd probably just quit and reload too  :P

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« Reply #143 on: July 08, 2012, 06:15:52 PM »
I've had them a few times, maybe about 5. Only twice were my sims actually in danger - Once when Renesmee as a child in my first legacy attempt went to the bookstore, I had her read her new logic book on a bench outside. Suddenly, it went dark. I cancelled her reading action and got her to bike all the way home right away! She had just missed it, her sister went to pick up the big rocks left afterwards. :) Another time was with that same Renesmee, but she was a teen,. She was working at the bookstore and the meteor landed on the lot right in front of it.

I've also had this really weird occurrence when I started up a new game in Riverview just to see what the town was like. I used some of the Riverview townies, split them up through Edit Town and brought them to the empty house near the dynasty lot, and just as I clicked the tick button to start the game, I get a pop-up telling me that a meteor hit the house and that I can either choose to start the game with the leftover mess there that I'd have to clean up or start it with the stuff already cleaned up. It was a surprise because I'd never heard of that happening before.

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« Reply #144 on: July 08, 2012, 06:24:54 PM »
I've also had this really weird occurrence when I started up a new game in Riverview just to see what the town was like. I used some of the Riverview townies, split them up through Edit Town and brought them to the empty house near the dynasty lot, and just as I clicked the tick button to start the game, I get a pop-up telling me that a meteor hit the house and that I can either choose to start the game with the leftover mess there that I'd have to clean up or start it with the stuff already cleaned up. It was a surprise because I'd never heard of that happening before.

I don't think that one is quite the same as the normal meteor hitting. Occasionally the game does that at the very beginning of a new game. You hit start and there is a pop up about some sort of disaster (I usually get a plumbing disaster) that has left the house in a biit of a mess. You can then chose to play with the disaster or cancel it and play with a good, undamaged house.
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« Reply #145 on: July 08, 2012, 08:35:26 PM »
I've always wanted a meteor! I kind of feel like I'm missing out on the Ambitions expansion pack just a littlle bit...  Fez,  I've had that happen several times!  the cleaning up is a little bit bothersome but I like the bonus.   It's kind of sad how meteors will kill the kids though... Meteors! Have you no mercy?!  Lol  But my sims do find meteors with the telescope a lot.  They can actually be worth 1000 or more if they're big enough.  My sim saw it with her own virtual eyes!  Well, erm, I'm 75% sure it was worth that much.
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« Reply #146 on: July 09, 2012, 07:26:19 AM »
I don't think that one is quite the same as the normal meteor hitting. Occasionally the game does that at the very beginning of a new game. You hit start and there is a pop up about some sort of disaster (I usually get a plumbing disaster) that has left the house in a biit of a mess. You can then chose to play with the disaster or cancel it and play with a good, undamaged house.

Yea, that's what it was! Oh well, I only begun paying sims after Ambitions was released so I thought that was a feature that came with it, but apparently not. It was weird anyway. ;D

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« Reply #147 on: July 09, 2012, 08:11:19 AM »
In my first attempt at a decadynasty I had two meteors. One took out the first generation's bride during the wedding. The second took out the third generation's front door and teleporter but didn't kill anyone.

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« Reply #148 on: July 10, 2012, 06:03:44 PM »
I have read the message about the coding for meteor strikes, but, I can't help wondering if there is something else involved!

I've had so many meteor strikes I've lost count, including one game where the same sim was targetted three times in as many sim weeks.

However, I have never had a sim carrying a death flower targetted, and the wicked side of me would love to see a sim cheat death.

All strikes have happened, for me, in the early days of the game when my sim family have been struggling for money.  Cosequently, i don't find this feature amusing as it can completely ruin a game even if the sims aren't killed.
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« Reply #149 on: July 10, 2012, 09:14:56 PM »
I've had several meteor strikes.  One family four times.  My son still jokes about "Little Timmy" who was killed while playing with blocks.  It was a sad day in Sunset Valley.

The strikes have always occurred after looking through a telescope.  My sims have not been allowed to own one in a long time, and I haven't had any strikes since.

Thats just a personal observation, not sure if it holds up for everyone.

 

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