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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #425 on: March 18, 2013, 08:57:04 PM »
My challenge has never been to supermax a skill but to stop others from supermaxing it!

Gardening is now very easy to supermax with Supernatural and University life.  The supernatural mushrooms/roots/flowers (11) and university life herbs/beans/spices (17) from those two plus the lemons and purple eggplant from the Street Market and pumpkins from Seasons means gardening is now far too easy to supermax.  The hard part is keeping it an exclusive supermax because my immortals will garden randomly unless I lock the garden gate.

With the freakishly fast skilling glitch, Cooking is now too easy to accidently supermax because they get the Culinary Librarian just by maxing the skill to level 10 with all the new recipes from recent EP's and over time, may cook up to the 75 meals to supermax the whole skill over the period of the dynasty.  Another reason to keep the kitchen door locked but then they'll go off and use the park grills and fry themselves too!  :o

Especially with the new designate sims who can use this door thing, locking up a garden is easy. What you could do is remove the stove entirely and cover all available counter space, and never leave any in bathrooms or the like. Plus for the park thing, when you buy them - or just buy them just because, you can remove the grills.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #426 on: March 18, 2013, 09:42:32 PM »
When you use the buleprins, they come with walls.

My founder couldn't afford a blueprint so I just used my knowledge of a 10x10 can fit the essentials to get a good start. Later on when there's more money in the household the foundation can be transformed into an acceptable living environment. Let me show you what I'm talking about.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #427 on: March 18, 2013, 09:47:22 PM »
My founder couldn't afford a blueprint so I just used my knowledge of a 10x10 can fit the essentials to get a good start. Later on when there's more money in the household the foundation can be transformed into an acceptable living environment. Let me show you what I'm talking about.

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So it's much like my Dynasty had in the beginning - link in my signature - before there was enough money to build an actual house.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #428 on: March 18, 2013, 11:36:54 PM »
So it's much like my Dynasty had in the beginning - link in my signature - before there was enough money to build an actual house.
very much so. I can say she seems to be content in her "home". She won't ever get the "unfinished room" neg moodlet this way. :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #429 on: March 19, 2013, 11:41:46 PM »
If you have a chest you can store the ambrosia
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Chest? what chest? Are they the ones I've heard you get while on vacation?

I hope not because Dynasty members can't travel until the second gen is YA right? :/ and I think the buydebug cheat isn't allowed. Gonna have to go reread. My founder is almost broke anyways and no where near ambrosia time but still.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #430 on: March 19, 2013, 11:48:24 PM »
Ratchie is referring to the chests you buy on vacation. They're not needed to store ambrosia, they're just rather convenient if you don't have the LTHP for a food replicator. Heck, you don't absolutely need to store ambrosia. It just makes it a ton easier than cooking it each time someone needs their fix.

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« Reply #431 on: March 20, 2013, 12:00:14 AM »
Ratchie is referring to the chests you buy on vacation. They're not needed to store ambrosia, they're just rather convenient if you don't have the LTHP for a food replicator. Heck, you don't absolutely need to store ambrosia. It just makes it a ton easier than cooking it each time someone needs their fix.

Oh, I understood it wasnt necessary. I just wasn't sure what chest everyone was talking about. My head was full of "Chest? Chest? What Chest?"

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #432 on: March 20, 2013, 12:45:48 AM »
You can buy them from the General Store in each of the location markets - the Egyptian one is made of stone, the Chinese is red and black lacquered wood, and the French is more of a typical European antique look (I rarely buy the French ones, so I can't properly describe it).

Alternatively, if you purchased Supernatural, you have 2 Alchemy storage options that appears to hold everything, and 1 bug collection cabinet that can also hold everything.

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« Reply #433 on: March 20, 2013, 01:07:14 AM »
You can buy them from the General Store in each of the location markets - the Egyptian one is made of stone, the Chinese is red and black lacquered wood, and the French is more of a typical European antique look (I rarely buy the French ones, so I can't properly describe it).

Alternatively, if you purchased Supernatural, you have 2 Alchemy storage options that appears to hold everything, and 1 bug collection cabinet that can also hold everything.

Does the alchemy cabinets store food?

edit: I don't want to ransack the official rule thread so Im going to ask a question here. If someone could clearify for me that'd be great. Supermaxing a skill means completing the achievements that come with it as well right? so two immortals could max the same skill but only one could supermax it? :/ i confuse myself daily

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #434 on: March 20, 2013, 01:40:38 AM »
Does the alchemy cabinets store food?

edit: I don't want to ransack the official rule thread so Im going to ask a question here. If someone could clearify for me that'd be great. Supermaxing a skill means completing the achievements that come with it as well right? so two immortals could max the same skill but only one could supermax it? :/ i confuse myself daily

SuperMax does mean that you must complete all the skill challenges in addition to maxing the skill. However, in answer to your other question, a unique SuperMax means no other Immortal can max the skill. If another immortal maxes the skill, you cannot count it as a unique SuperMax.
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« Reply #435 on: March 20, 2013, 02:03:49 AM »
SuperMax does mean that you must complete all the skill challenges in addition to maxing the skill. However, in answer to your other question, a unique SuperMax means no other Immortal can max the skill. If another immortal maxes the skill, you cannot count it as a unique SuperMax.

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« Reply #436 on: March 20, 2013, 02:40:33 AM »
I honestly can't say if the Supernatural alchemy storages hold food or not. I mean, I assume they hold food, but I don't know if the food won't spoil (I think it does, though). Assuming, by food, you mean actual prepared meals, and not produce/plantables/fish.

In every Dynasty so far, I usually try and have someone max the culinary career just for the SuperAwesomeFridgeOfAmazing.

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« Reply #437 on: March 20, 2013, 04:39:20 AM »
I honestly can't say if the Supernatural alchemy storages hold food or not. I mean, I assume they hold food, but I don't know if the food won't spoil (I think it does, though). Assuming, by food, you mean actual prepared meals, and not produce/plantables/fish.

In every Dynasty so far, I usually try and have someone max the culinary career just for the SuperAwesomeFridgeOfAmazing.
The food spoils in there. I tried it with a plate of cookies. They went from nice to horrifying quality. :/ I just had gotten my spouse to level 7 on painting and the game crashed. I don't know how long it was since I saved. I hate losing progress.

On the plus side. My founder and her hubby are very attracted to each other. They both get the attractive company moodlet when in the same room. She got it even when he was grungy.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #438 on: March 20, 2013, 06:10:00 AM »
On reading through the three rulesets, I actually find the other two more restrictive.

But there is so much more you can do in the other two that you can't on in the immortal dynasty.  The one I hear about the most is plastic surgery lol.

The food spoils in there. I tried it with a plate of cookies. They went from nice to horrifying quality. :/ I just had gotten my spouse to level 7 on painting and the game crashed. I don't know how long it was since I saved. I hate losing progress.

On the plus side. My founder and her hubby are very attracted to each other. They both get the attractive company moodlet when in the same room. She got it even when he was grungy.

I think the food will spoil if you don't have the Kelvin fridge but if you had it, it might not.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #439 on: March 20, 2013, 06:15:17 AM »
Does the alchemy cabinets store food?

edit: I don't want to ransack the official rule thread so Im going to ask a question here. If someone could clearify for me that'd be great. Supermaxing a skill means completing the achievements that come with it as well right? so two immortals could max the same skill but only one could supermax it? :/ i confuse myself daily


I'd like to make some perfectly clear right now if possible.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #440 on: March 20, 2013, 06:28:00 AM »
But there is so much more you can do in the other two that you can't on in the immortal dynasty.  The one I hear about the most is plastic surgery lol.

I think the food will spoil if you don't have the Kelvin fridge but if you had it, it might not.

Probably.

Two weeks in (sim time) and my founder just set the stove on fire. That thing burnt to a crisp.

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« Reply #441 on: March 21, 2013, 06:34:47 AM »
I read somewhere that someone thought that social networking would not be a viable supermax because it would take too long. Not true. As well as climbing the career ladder, maxing writing, and fulfilling various wishes as they popped up, my sim managed to supermax it in just under 4 weeks. It could be done faster if you were more strict. The trick is using the relationship transmogrifier and sim finder to make friends. You get a 'gotta blog' for each level of friendship, and getting the 'blogged out' moodlet is not caused by blogging too much, it is pure chance, and goes down the higher your skill. Reviewer blog is very easy to do quickly by reading, and rereading children's books. I haven't done the news blog yet, but I suspect buying gems and metals at the consignment store would make that one somewhat easy too. If not, by having your sim be a witch for a little while and do conversion spell a lot. Picking the right traits for each blog type is helpful, as is a high writing skill. So far the most followers I have gained from a single post is 83.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #442 on: March 23, 2013, 06:17:42 AM »
Anyone know why portraits are turning out like theyre done underwater? all squiggly? My founder's spouse did her YA portrait and a portrait of their daughter and they both turned out weird.

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« Reply #443 on: March 23, 2013, 06:21:07 AM »
That's a random chance, basically. You can tell right from the outset if the portrait is going to be like that, so you can cancel, scrap the portrait, and have the person pose again.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #444 on: March 23, 2013, 06:30:28 AM »
Anyone know why portraits are turning out like theyre done underwater? all squiggly? My founder's spouse did her YA portrait and a portrait of their daughter and they both turned out weird.

Certain traits have different effects on paintings. What traits does the painter have?
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« Reply #445 on: March 23, 2013, 07:25:04 AM »
Certain traits have different effects on paintings. What traits does the painter have?
umm.... off the top of my head the only one that stands out is the genius trait.

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« Reply #446 on: March 23, 2013, 07:29:38 AM »
Genius
- Paintings are made out of hexagons/pentagons.
 
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« Reply #447 on: March 23, 2013, 07:34:02 AM »
Genius
- Paintings are made out of hexagons/pentagons.
then it must be one of his other traits cuz i've seen him do that a few times but thats not how the portraits are turning out. theyve got swiggly lines. its distorted a bit

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« Reply #448 on: March 23, 2013, 08:17:07 AM »
then it must be one of his other traits cuz i've seen him do that a few times but thats not how the portraits are turning out. theyve got swiggly lines. its distorted a bit

Is he insane? Those pictures will come out with jagged lines and look fractured.

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« Reply #449 on: March 23, 2013, 08:51:54 AM »
I'm pretty sure the thing with black squiggly lines is just random. Every painter I've ever had has made portraits that way sometimes, no matter what traits. Like I said, you can usually tell from the first 'brush stroke" whether the portrait is going to be like that - usually before the subject has even had a chance to walk away - so you can cancel and try again if you don't like those.
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