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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2012, 03:22:38 AM »
*whistles innocently and smiles*

My plan doesn't have thoughts of intentional killing or moving anyone out. I get distraught whenever my sims die of old age, for me to start to run around kill my sims intentionally. :) It does involve males ... at least the founder has to be male. :)

Let's just say the founder's five nooboos to teens will probably be old enough to celebrate their father's wedding when that happy day eventually comes.

Drat it. I now want to try it to see if it'll work. :(

Since the terminology is "Raise five children from Baby to Teen", I always assumed that you had to have them in the house with you. I suppose that is not necessarily the case however.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2012, 08:07:23 PM »
I don't know if this has already been done, but does anyone have a list of usefull townies? Like those with skills like Holly Alto and Agnes Crumplebottom who start with the painting skills, or sims helpful money-wise like Chester Swain who is at level 9 in his career and thus helps with money shortages early on.   

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #127 on: October 14, 2012, 08:12:13 PM »
Emmaline Roehn (spelling) from Hidden Springs has cooking maxed at the start of the game, and has her LTW of Cullinary Librarian achieved (30k LTHP in one hit thank you very much).

Billy Caspian (Riverview) has high painting.

I'm also kind of impressed with what the Grisby family bring to the table.

And the YA Elaine Joy in terms of painting as well.

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« Reply #128 on: October 14, 2012, 08:33:56 PM »
A list of the most useful Twinbrook townies, possibly incomplete:

- Marshall Curious has the highest gardening skill in the town, at level 6. He also has some points in fishing. To top it all off, he's actually quite handsome, if married and 5 days to elder.

- Rich Whelohff has five levels in gardening and a few in fishing. Also one of the only pre-made savvy sculptors in Twinbrook. 13 days to elder, and married.

- Lincoln Baker has two levels in gardening. 11 or so days to adult, unmarried, though with commitment issues.

- Oliver and Holly Greenwood both have a few levels in gardening, and Holly has some cooking points as well. They're married with children, and both about 16 days to elder.

- Skeet and Gwayne Bayless are both at fishing level 7. I'm not too sure on how close they are to elderhood. Chase and Tay have some points as well. Yes, I know, they're homely, but look at all that fishing skill! EDIT: I'm actually using Skeet as the family fisherman in my newest attempt, and he only has five points. It's Gwayne who has seven. They're both about 16 days to elder.

- Gala Ball has 4 points in cooking, and she's eco-friendly, which is great for doubling up with gardening. 15 days to adult.

- Mary Baker has 6 points in cooking. Unmarried, good traits, but 10 days to elder.

- I think Lolly comes pre-packaged with some points in cooking. 7 days to young adult. Either way, she's a perfect dynasty wife.

- Julienne Knack has one point in cooking and one in painting. She's rather close to adult. EDIT: I think Julienne is 8-10 days to adult, going by my third attempt. My math might be wrong, but it's in that range.

- Amy Bull has 3 points in painting. 19 days to adult.

- Marc Brandt has 4 points in painting. 21 days to elder, and commitment issues.

- Juan Darer has 4 points in painting and 1 in sculpting. 82 days old, somewhat hard to woo, and infamously ugly. Also red-skinned.

- Buddy Bailey has 2 points in painting, and he's eco-friendly if you want him to double-up on gardening. 12 days to adult.

- Harwood Clay has 7 points in sculpting, 3 in painting, and he's eco-friendly to boot. Also, he's the only pre-made sim outside of Union Cove that can get started on the ice sculpting challenge right away. 73 days old.

- Sofia Carlton is rich! And she completes her lifetime wish the moment you sell her car. With the fast learner LTR, she can learn some dynasty-relevant skill, but unaltered, she only comes with two points in charisma. If you have trouble finding her, she is almost always a consignment specialist in my game. I think she's 11 days to adult, give or take 3 days.

- DeAndre Wolfe is also rich! And he comes with no dynasty-relevant skills (though he has the highest guitar skill in Twinbrook, and playing for tips can be quite lucrative). He's close to elder, and his genes don't play nice with all features.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #129 on: October 15, 2012, 03:37:50 AM »
Thanks for that, TheTrip, I usually play Twinbrook myself.  Julienne Knack is my current founder's spouse and DeAndre Wolf was moved in as a helper, so I started the legacy with plenty of simoleons.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #130 on: October 15, 2012, 09:54:38 AM »
When I played in Riverview I married Elaine Joy and also moved in her father Norman - she can cook and paint, and Norman has Gardening 8 so he can plant any special seeds you find starting from day 1. They don't bring a lot of cash to the table immediately, but really, you can live without walls for a week or so...
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2012, 08:59:26 PM »
I have a question regarding supermax skills, which is more relevant here than in the help thread with the rules etc. If you play in a town and make no changes to the layout are there skills that are difficult/impossible to supermax? As an example, if I'm playing in the base Sunset Valley I should not try to supermax mixology because the game does not automagically place bars.

I also guess along with this, thoughts along the lines of supermaxed skill suggestions by generation might be useful as well.

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Cathy, I did the same thing in Sunset Valley. For additional excitement, I also moved in the Grandpas household, couple of good fishers in there and the third one is good at cooking. I had them all in the same bedroom, and the grandfathers and Norman left the room hurriedly when my founder and Elaine tried for baby one night :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #132 on: October 17, 2012, 09:04:39 PM »
If you decide not to place an equestrian center, I think you could count out riding as a skill as well. Alchemy without the Elixir Shop might be harder, depending on if you can get alchemy recipes elsewhere or not (I haven't checked).

Everything else seems like it won't depend on EP-specific buildings.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #133 on: October 17, 2012, 09:05:01 PM »
I have a question regarding supermax skills, which is more relevant here than in the help thread with the rules etc. If you play in a town and make no changes to the layout are there skills that are difficult/impossible to supermax? As an example, if I'm playing in the base Sunset Valley I should not try to supermax mixology because the game does not automagically place bars.

I also guess along with this, thoughts along the lines of supermaxed skill suggestions by generation might be useful as well.

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You could have asked on the rules thread all you wanted.  I think the equestrian center gets autoplaced if it is than riding should be ok.    You know guitar is bad no matter where you are.   Without at least one showtime venue, it would take a really long time to max out any of those professions. Which coincidentally aren't skills so pardon the mention. Mixology would be the only one as far as I can tell out of the 21 available.  Just remember you can't supermax Inventing in Bridgeport.

@Trip - Alchemy recipes are available at the bookstore.  They're just cheaper at the elixir shop.. (sometimes).
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #134 on: October 17, 2012, 11:46:56 PM »
The equestrian centre does get autoplaced, however it is on the Dynasty lot, 15 Summerhill Cout. You're going to have to remove it to play a dynasty in Sunset Valley.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #135 on: October 18, 2012, 01:28:05 AM »
The equestrian centre does get autoplaced, however it is on the Dynasty lot, 15 Summerhill Cout. You're going to have to remove it to play a dynasty in Sunset Valley.

And if I remember right, the equestrian center is placed on the dynasty lot in Twinbrook, too.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #136 on: October 18, 2012, 12:06:22 PM »
It is, every single time. I often end up removing it altogether. Space is kind of at a premium in Twinbrook, and since riding is not a planned supermax for any of my sims, I don't need it. Though I might reconsider, since I haven't restarted yet.

If you're considering doing a dynasty in Twinbrook, think about how a mere 40x40 lot will service your immortals. If you're not comfortable with not having an inch of extra space, you might want to book it to another town. It's still perfectly doable to complete a dynasty in Twinbrook with the limited space, but I had to have most of the house on columns so I could fit a garden on the lot.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #137 on: October 18, 2012, 01:35:48 PM »
It is, every single time. I often end up removing it altogether. Space is kind of at a premium in Twinbrook, and since riding is not a planned supermax for any of my sims, I don't need it. Though I might reconsider, since I haven't restarted yet.

If you're considering doing a dynasty in Twinbrook, think about how a mere 40x40 lot will service your immortals. If you're not comfortable with not having an inch of extra space, you might want to book it to another town. It's still perfectly doable to complete a dynasty in Twinbrook with the limited space, but I had to have most of the house on columns so I could fit a garden on the lot.

Of course you could have a lot of pots now  ;D
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #138 on: October 18, 2012, 01:38:56 PM »
True. A greenhouse would be magnificent for keeping out those pesky zombies, too.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #139 on: October 18, 2012, 04:36:20 PM »
I put up a fence around my garden with either
1 the only access to it being from my house; or
2 a gate to it able to be opened only by my household.

No zombies have ever gotten into my garden. They stand along the outside of the fence complaining they can't get to the garden (I guess that the zombies need their greens) but apart from that, they don't bother me.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #140 on: October 18, 2012, 05:29:05 PM »
I think that the Legendary Host LTR is one of the best investments any heir can get (save for the moodlet manager, which power is almost god like).

Not only will it let you make loads of best friends with very little effort (honestly, the one throwing the party doesn't even have to be on the lot for it to be epic) but it will make those invited show up - regardless if they should be working (consignment store clerk/proprietor) or have personality issues (read loner trait).

I recently used it to great effect when trying to get chess opponents to come over. They were always to busy - unless I was holding a party. Then they showed up straight away! Helped me get those games over and done with.

Legendary Host is also very affordable, costing only 5,000 points. So, even a child can save enough points to get it, and have great slumber parties.

It's always one of my three first LTRs, the others being observant and meditative trance sleep.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #141 on: October 18, 2012, 06:05:07 PM »
I know, those 3 rewards along with a couple of others are always on my availble for all Immortals list, since they are useful for all of them.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #142 on: October 18, 2012, 07:08:09 PM »
All of mine get steel bladder, hardly hungry and meditative trance sleep. I used to give my founder the Discount Diner LTR and send him/her off to the diner/bistro to eat for free, but I tend to no longer do that. Founder now usually gets No Bills Ever as one of his three unique LTRs. The others depend on Founder's Career ... if sculptor/painter Founder, also gets the Suave Seller LTR. Hmmm ... my current founder is trying to be a 1 man band (yeah, I'm mad) and I might try out "Fast Learner" on him.

If I ever manage to get through the first couple of immortals without messing up, immortal 7 or 8 will be getting fertility treatment ... because by that time, immortal 7 can't have any more than 1 baby, anyway. :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #143 on: October 18, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »
If you want to get Fertility Treatment sooner, you can also purchase it for your heir after they've given birth. That's what I did with Constance.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #144 on: October 18, 2012, 08:04:27 PM »
I prefer to give No bills ever to a mortal since honestly at later generations money issues will be pretty much nonexistent and the millions my dynasties gather by just advancing their career usually just sits there, after all most of the building and purchasing new items are mostly done my generation 3 for me. Both of the Schreier dynasties has bills worth about 4k and almost 7k but with almost 7 million and 3 million in cash I don't think money will ever be an issue.

I wish EA could make it so that you could send people simoleons through the gifting system, I'd be very willing to give donations if they do  :P

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #145 on: October 18, 2012, 08:07:58 PM »
I prefer to give No bills ever to a mortal since honestly at later generations money issues will be pretty much nonexistent and the millions my dynasties gather by just advancing their career usually just sits there, after all most of the building and purchasing new items are mostly done my generation 3 for me. Both of the Schreier dynasties has bills worth about 4k and almost 7k but with almost 7 million and 3 million in cash I don't think money will ever be an issue.

I wish EA could make it so that you could send people simoleons through the gifting system, I'd be very willing to give donations if they do  :P

Technically you can through the random gifting option, but it's random and doesn't take any off of your own sim's simoleons, and people could totally cheat the whole purpose of the building from the ground up in an immortal/life states dynasty.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #146 on: October 18, 2012, 08:13:32 PM »
I prefer to give No bills ever to a mortal since honestly at later generations money issues will be pretty much nonexistent and the millions my dynasties gather by just advancing their career usually just sits there, after all most of the building and purchasing new items are mostly done my generation 3 for me. Both of the Schreier dynasties has bills worth about 4k and almost 7k but with almost 7 million and 3 million in cash I don't think money will ever be an issue.

I wish EA could make it so that you could send people simoleons through the gifting system, I'd be very willing to give donations if they do  :P

Can always buy tons of Elixirs and gift them to people  ::)
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« Reply #147 on: October 18, 2012, 08:15:04 PM »
Can always buy tons of Elixirs and gift them to people  ::)

I wouldn't mind that.  ;D

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« Reply #148 on: October 18, 2012, 08:16:45 PM »
I wouldn't mind that.  ;D

My Founder was an Alchemist and he pretty much has nothing to do but make elixirs to gift, I stopped when I realized that Gen 2 (A baby) had over 20k LTHP.

I only ave like twelve on my friends list so a bunch of gifts were sent out to a few people
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« Reply #149 on: October 18, 2012, 09:07:05 PM »
My Founder was an Alchemist and he pretty much has nothing to do but make elixirs to gift, I stopped when I realized that Gen 2 (A baby) had over 20k LTHP.

I only ave like twelve on my friends list so a bunch of gifts were sent out to a few people

Are you Wiry on TS3 as well? I can search you up and add you to my friends list, i'm always looking for more.  ;D

 

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