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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #225 on: December 08, 2012, 11:00:53 PM »
I know this doesn't seem like an issue but I almost wasn't able to complete my dynasty because my generation 6 painter never got any opps.  He was supermaxed in painting and maxed in photography by the time he became a YA.  Nothing ever popped for him regarding those skills.  I had 4 painting opps in the 7 weeks it took him to reach the point where I could do ambrosia.  Four!  I think maxing a skill that you want to be used may be a bad idea when they are teenagers.  I think opps trigger off the learning of the skill and I always seem to get more opps for skills that didn't get really started until the YA stage.


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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #226 on: December 09, 2012, 03:08:06 PM »
I think it's a great idea to get some "servants", e.g people who have high skills in cooking (ambrosia), gardening (Life Fruit), fishing (Deathfish), painting, sculpting or photography. There are actually some great people in Monte Vista for this sort of thing (I could name your several Sims who have nearly maxed gardening or cooking skills or both!) In Sunset Valley there is Agnes, who can already paint portraits when you move her in, Claire Ursine (high fishing), etc.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #227 on: December 09, 2012, 05:01:12 PM »
I know this doesn't seem like an issue but I almost wasn't able to complete my dynasty because my generation 6 painter never got any opps.  He was supermaxed in painting and maxed in photography by the time he became a YA.  Nothing ever popped for him regarding those skills.  I had 4 painting opps in the 7 weeks it took him to reach the point where I could do ambrosia.  Four!  I think maxing a skill that you want to be used may be a bad idea when they are teenagers.  I think opps trigger off the learning of the skill and I always seem to get more opps for skills that didn't get really started until the YA stage.


Just a thought.

Can skill ops only start at YA? I think there are fewer opps for Handiness and Painting than pretty much any other skill, so I'm saving all the child/teen opps for those skills!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #228 on: December 09, 2012, 05:06:31 PM »
Can skill ops only start at YA? I think there are fewer opps for Handiness and Painting than pretty much any other skill, so I'm saving all the child/teen opps for those skills!

There are no opportunities given before YA that are for specific skills.  They are all random ones for school or special events.

Edit:  I just did some counting and there are between 10 and 14 opportunities for every skill in the game as far as I can tell.  So there are none that really have that many fewer.  I think it just depends on the game triggering them.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #229 on: December 09, 2012, 11:09:12 PM »
Get a Witch. I don't plan on Maxing Handiness, so I've had her magically upgrade all the appliances. She can do things like Unbreakable despite a low Handiness skill. Plus the Conversion Ritual can throw up valuable fish - I actually got a Deathfish once. Plus there's a bit of a bug. If your Sim converts an object into a fish in a bowl, remove the fish. You can then convert the bowl as an item and the fish as an item.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #230 on: December 09, 2012, 11:27:23 PM »
Get a Witch. I don't plan on Maxing Handiness, so I've had her magically upgrade all the appliances. She can do things like Unbreakable despite a low Handiness skill. Plus the Conversion Ritual can throw up valuable fish - I actually got a Deathfish once. Plus there's a bit of a bug. If your Sim converts an object into a fish in a bowl, remove the fish. You can then convert the bowl as an item and the fish as an item.

I tried that trick of converting the fishbowl last night, and it wouldn't work. You can sell the fishbowl and just convert the fish though.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #231 on: December 10, 2012, 06:25:34 AM »
I've been able to convert the fishing bowl a lot but the trick is to do it on a surface.  Were you doing it on the ground?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #232 on: December 10, 2012, 02:38:14 PM »
I've been able to convert the fishing bowl a lot but the trick is to do it on a surface.  Were you doing it on the ground?

A couple days ago I never noticed the option to do it - on a tiny end table - but last night I was playing with a witch and I noticed the option and the fish bowls were still on that tiny end table.

On another note, can you make large versions of the cuts in the gem machine, if so how many uncut stones does it take, and how do you unlock more than the emerald, oval, heart-shape. plumbob, and pear cuts? Or is it even possible?

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #233 on: December 10, 2012, 05:40:32 PM »
A couple days ago I never noticed the option to do it - on a tiny end table - but last night I was playing with a witch and I noticed the option and the fish bowls were still on that tiny end table.

On another note, can you make large versions of the cuts in the gem machine, if so how many uncut stones does it take, and how do you unlock more than the emerald, oval, heart-shape. plumbob, and pear cuts? Or is it even possible?

Large versions only come from transfiguration and it takes at least 8.  For unlocking the cuts, it just happens as you cut them.  The more you cut, the more you unlock.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #234 on: December 14, 2012, 01:31:05 PM »
A couple of questions...

One, can Alchemy be used as a Supermax?  (Totally bummed I don't have SN, but in case EA gets their act together and fixes glitches WITHOUT having to buy another game I may consider buying it). 

Two, Is Mixology hard to Supermax?

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #235 on: December 14, 2012, 01:41:43 PM »
Alchemy is perfectly acceptable as a supermax, and it's not particularly hard to either. There's only one alchemy opportunity, though, and I'd recommend either getting an unrelated job or doing another skill alongside alchemy.

I've never tried my hand at mixology, and it seems to be pretty uncommon as a supermax, though it's definitely possible to.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #236 on: December 14, 2012, 01:42:54 PM »
A couple of questions...

One, can Alchemy be used as a Supermax?  (Totally bummed I don't have SN, but in case EA gets their act together and fixes glitches WITHOUT having to buy another game I may consider buying it). 

Two, Is Mixology hard to Supermax?

Yes - there are no restrictions on supermaxes.  Just restrictions on certain items - read the rules for more information.

Not if you have access to all the different drink types.  I know at least two people on the HOF who have done it - Pam's Bubblegum Dreamweaver & Juxtaposition's Bebedora De D'Onlyn.    For some information that might help you, I suggest reading Sims Wiki - Mixology to see where if you buy certain lots and place a bar, you don't have to place all the bars from Late Night into other towns.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #237 on: December 15, 2012, 12:11:16 PM »
Thank you both! :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #238 on: December 17, 2012, 11:17:24 AM »
So in my sixth attempt, I had a sim complete the Ice Personality challenge in record time. The big difference was that I used the unskilled Sinbad Rotter, and he somehow got the challenge done in 12 days (Harwood always took exactly two weeks).

That's the last time I use someone who knows what they're doing! Thank you, Sinbad.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #239 on: December 17, 2012, 12:16:36 PM »
I was just reminded of my favorite fishing trick. Build a pond on your home lot. Stock it with alley catfish, angelfish, and deathfish (you can put deathfish in aquariums to speed up the process if getting ten is taking a while). Fresh deathfish on demand, without having to worry about the last three deathfish in the fridge being used for dim sum - also useful for completing the fishing career and the Lots Of Fresh Fish opportunity for big bucks. And when you're slogging out the fish count for supermaxing fishing, they might as well be valuable fish.
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