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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #175 on: October 31, 2012, 05:01:35 PM »
Alchemy is the single best investment Trip. You can fill energy and keep it there for 24 hours, while keeping social and fun at a standstill for another 6.

Coffee takes forever in my opinion.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #176 on: October 31, 2012, 05:30:28 PM »
Yeah, but none of my sims are alchemists. It doesn't fit in with my plan, though raiding the alchemy shop certainly can.



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« Reply #177 on: October 31, 2012, 06:52:49 PM »
I agree with Wiry. Coffee is a time sink and if the action gets cancelled they don't even get the buff!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #178 on: October 31, 2012, 07:12:33 PM »
Coffee doesn't need any skills to make, though. My founder is too focused on cooking, and everyone else is too focused on either skilling up in something else or making babies to learn alchemy. D:

Ah well, I can have a sim complete Ice Personality in a little over two weeks with my methods. It would be much quicker with alchemy, yes.

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« Reply #179 on: October 31, 2012, 07:14:43 PM »
Muahaha, child alchemy slaves!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #180 on: October 31, 2012, 07:29:46 PM »
Erik Darling in my Dee Dynasty supermaxed painting AND  did 2/3 challenges sculpting in just under a week. Ice personality was one of them completed, the one that wasn't was the 5 of each one.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #181 on: November 03, 2012, 01:21:08 AM »
regarding the madness of my founding sim ... he ages up to Elder tonight, and has just completed his 9th guitar op. He also is up to level 9 of his career. He has elixirs, ltrs, motive mobile (courtesy of Cycl0n3 Sw0rd), moodlet manager (Courtesy of Blair Sw0rd), and instruments at the ready ... I hope Adam gets his 10th guitar op in the next day or two, so I can see how quickly he can get the drums, piano and double bass to level 10.

2nd Generation Heir is now a child ... and I've chosen a much easier LTW and supermax skill for him ... Illustrious Author and Writing ... probably with Self Employed Writer as his career.



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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #182 on: November 03, 2012, 06:37:09 AM »
Good to hear that you're so close! If you need an extra edge with skilling up don't forget you can use the mixology skilldrinks.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #183 on: November 03, 2012, 10:33:18 AM »
 Alchemical elixirs also help massively with skilling. Combining the founder's witchery with the alchemical elixirs means that I can Supermax painting in a week with an unemployed Young Adult Sim.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #184 on: November 03, 2012, 04:06:33 PM »
Week 6, Day 7, Founder got his 10th Guitar Opportunity and headed to the Theatre to learn Bass, Drums and Piano. :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #185 on: November 08, 2012, 04:09:31 PM »
Career opportunities don't seem to spawn from rabbit hole careers in combo buildings, and now people are reporting that school opportunities won't complete properly if the school is a combo building.

... that explains a few things. Ugh, yet another bug that makes me want to scream in frustration. It also pretty much kills my desire/ability to ever do any dynasty because I only like Appaloosa Plains and Moonlight Falls. :( I'd actually started an immortal attempt in AP and, before another bug killed it, was getting utterly frantic over the lack of opportunities for my founder.

Thanks for pointing this out. I really hope it will get fixed sooner rather than later (or never).

Edit: I don't remember who pointed out adoption, but thanks for that reminder as well. Getting a kid or two into the house early as a guaranteed suitable art "helper" looks like a good idea, and adoption is an easy and easily overlooked way to do that. Also, if anyone does want to play a challenge in Appaloosa Plains, consider nabbing the Riffin family: the oldest brother Calvin is a Natural Cook, the second brother Cornell got to be my sculptor once he aged to teen, and their little sister Chantrelle was my painter. They also have two laptops between them plus a dog who can bolster household funds via hunting. Ditz was pretty much singled-handedly responsible for putting a decent roof over everyone's heads once she lucked out and found a few pieces of tiberium.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #186 on: November 09, 2012, 06:37:27 AM »
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned already, but a good thing to remember for the gardening career is that money bags don't count towards the career if you convert into simoleons by clicking on them. I believe you have to drag and sell. I failed my first attempt by making this mistake :(
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #187 on: November 09, 2012, 11:29:34 PM »
I would suggest getting a fire pit and some fish you just want to use for food. Roasting fish with the pit fills hunger, and can be a very useful method of surviving until you have a house. Also the fire pit is a social activity, so elders could just sit around the fire pit and read or talk. The fire pit also gives the warmed moodlet like a fireplace.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #188 on: November 10, 2012, 06:15:19 AM »
I would recommend you do some research concerning loading times before picking what town you are going to use for your dynasty.

In my experience some towns take longer to load once the save file is more than a couple of weeks old. Adding a lot of objects on your lot will also make the save file load and save longer. If, for example, a fresh file of Sunset Valley loads in 2 minutes and a fresh file of U.C. loads in 6 - the U.C. file will start getting long loading times a lot faster.

Also, I would also suggest disabling memories. Since a lot of memories are known to make a save file larger.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #189 on: November 10, 2012, 06:18:44 AM »
Also, I would also suggest disabling memories. Since a lot of memories are known to make a save file larger.

Oh really? I didn't know that. That is a good tip!
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« Reply #190 on: November 11, 2012, 02:49:12 PM »
I would suggest getting a fire pit and some fish you just want to use for food. Roasting fish with the pit fills hunger, and can be a very useful method of surviving until you have a house. Also the fire pit is a social activity, so elders could just sit around the fire pit and read or talk. The fire pit also gives the warmed moodlet like a fireplace.

If you're just looking to have something to eat until you have enough funds, you can hit the gym/fire station and use the quick meals from their fridge, or just go to the park(s) that have harvestable produce, harvest and snack.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #191 on: November 14, 2012, 01:37:43 AM »
I my dynasty, I learnt this the hard way.

To get more funds, get the sims you're going to have join your household drive to you, rather than you to them. This way you can snag the car because its in their inventory. This comes in handy, especially if its a pricey car.

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« Reply #192 on: November 14, 2012, 04:02:25 PM »
This was suggested on the Life States Dynasty tips and I think it would work well for this dynasty as well. Use the Bio section of the scrapbook in Simology to keep track of each heir's requirements. That way if you lose a save, you can always check to see where you are.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #193 on: November 15, 2012, 01:04:28 AM »
I my dynasty, I learnt this the hard way.

To get more funds, get the sims you're going to have join your household drive to you, rather than you to them. This way you can snag the car because its in their inventory. This comes in handy, especially if its a pricey car.

Another collorary to that, if you can get Jon Lessen to form a group with you in Riverview, you can take him to the park because the dynasty lot is just across the street from him and he'll NEVER use his car when you invite him over so you lose it when you move him in. I had to do this the hard way because I couldn't form a group with him. I wish the Dynasty Lot was farther away from his place... :(
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #194 on: November 15, 2012, 01:07:16 AM »
Another collorary to that, if you can get Jon Lessen to form a group with you in Riverview, you can take him to the park because the dynasty lot is just across the street from him and he'll NEVER use his car when you invite him over so you lose it when you move him in. I had to do this the hard way because I couldn't form a group with him. I wish the Dynasty Lot was farther away from his place... :(

That's why when in my dynasty I wanted to get Rob Kennedy to move in and he's like right beside the Union Cove ID lot, I invited him to meet Ciaran at the pool, and he drove his truck there, before I invited him to move in.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #195 on: November 16, 2012, 05:48:59 AM »
Get a Motive Mobile.

Seriously, it maxes motives obscenely fast. I choose a location that's near enough to my Sim's home to warrant the lost time of driving to it, but far enough away to force him to take the car there. He will hop in, and he won't even be 5 meters (or tiles, or whatever the Sim Measurement for distance is) away and he'll have maxed motives. I used to pull my hair out trying to keep everyone happy, but now, thanks to Serrano, everyone is happy almost 100% of the time. I typically deal with them when my Sim's portrait is Yellow, but I tend to notice it only when it's Red. :P

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #196 on: November 17, 2012, 06:46:06 PM »
Get a Motive Mobile.

Seriously, it maxes motives obscenely fast. I choose a location that's near enough to my Sim's home to warrant the lost time of driving to it, but far enough away to force him to take the car there. He will hop in, and he won't even be 5 meters (or tiles, or whatever the Sim Measurement for distance is) away and he'll have maxed motives. I used to pull my hair out trying to keep everyone happy, but now, thanks to Serrano, everyone is happy almost 100% of the time. I typically deal with them when my Sim's portrait is Yellow, but I tend to notice it only when it's Red. :P

I micromanage like a boss, so i tend to have maxed motives all the time without stuff like that. My Motive Mobiles tend to disappear.  >:(
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« Reply #197 on: November 17, 2012, 06:53:14 PM »
I micromanage like a boss, so i tend to have maxed motives all the time without stuff like that. My Motive Mobiles tend to disappear.  >:(

I've only really got one person actively working on their requirements (De Arbol, the 3rd Generation, is still a toddler so he can't work on his Writing requirements, and Habenero, the Founder, only needs a friend or two before she eats Ambrosia), so I tend to focus on him most, ignoring the others. :P Serrano's a YA and nowhere near ready to eat Ambrosia.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #198 on: November 17, 2012, 08:10:59 PM »
Aggie Crumpie's Motive Mobile is great! I sent her out in it and she was back in an instant sculpting again with full motives. Then I sent everyone else out ... the kid is back painting at 2am, on a school night :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #199 on: November 19, 2012, 09:56:42 PM »
If you're just looking to have something to eat until you have enough funds, you can hit the gym/fire station and use the quick meals from their fridge, or just go to the park(s) that have harvestable produce, harvest and snack.
That's true, but I've found just eating fruit doesn't keep hunger up very long, maybe it's just me but it doesn't seem like it lasts to long. The fire pit may also help Sims survive if the player has Seasons, since it warms up the Sim just like a fireplace. Something else I forgot to mention is the fire pit provides light for the lot, and it's not to bad on an empty lot.
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