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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #575 on: June 16, 2013, 12:02:44 AM »
If you catch 10 deathfish and make a mini pond on your lot, you can catch them all day long which really helps with the Angler career.   I had my angler person always join the Business Career since it didn't need a skill and has a lot of opportunities. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #576 on: June 16, 2013, 12:10:29 AM »
If you catch 10 deathfish and make a mini pond on your lot, you can catch them all day long which really helps with the Angler career.   I had my angler person always join the Business Career since it didn't need a skill and has a lot of opportunities.

Alrighty. I'll work on that. Fortunately, my immortal JUST got a fishing related opportunity he was able to do really easy, so hopefully I'll get a few more before it's ambrosia time.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #577 on: June 16, 2013, 10:11:46 PM »
Wow! In the main Challenge thread, Ricalynn pointed out the Sims Wiki page on Mixology. I'd ruled it out as a possible supermax, because I didn't want to put all nine of the Bridgeport bars in Riverview. But if the wiki is accurate, you can learn 42 possible drink recipes to supermax Mixology by placing The Grind, the Banzai Lounge, and either Waylon's Haunt or the Watering Hole from Appaloosa Plains (all low-rise buildings on reasonably sized lots), plus adding professional bars to a Junkyard, a Supernatural Hangout, and a Pool that you've purchased. That might not even be the most efficient combination - the Bridgeport bars only have 5-7 recipes each, but the Art Gallery has 17 available and the Pool and Junkyard have 16. And if the idea of a professional wet bar at the junkyard is a little weird - there's nothing that says the bar has to stay there when you're done with it.

I apologize if this seems redundant, but I did some research on the Wiki and found that I didn't even need the Junkyard(I don't have Ambitions) - placing Plasma 51, The Grind and Waylon's Haunt were all I need, and then I added professional bars to a pool and art gallery gave me 47 types of drinks(46 if you don't have WA as one is a mummy drink), though I suppose some won't count as they are vampire drinks.. I plan on testing this in my Riverview DecaDynasty with a spare/parent. :)
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #578 on: June 17, 2013, 03:13:40 AM »
I may just have to work on other skills that I don't/can't use as supermax skills and just hope for the best. Will knowing more people help trigger more opportunities? Probably not...but, I figured I should ask.

I can tell you that my Sims frequently get an opp after meeting someone new, so it is indeed worth a try.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #579 on: June 17, 2013, 06:53:20 AM »
I posted this on the DecaDynasty hints, but it's also useful for people trying to do an Immortal Dynasty Challenge.

If you have University Life, and are trying to supermax the writing skill, I highly recommend doing Sports Books. They're short (around 125-130) pages, and can yield 600-1500 simoleons. By the time my sim had written 20 books (the second skill challenge), he had also received 30,000 in royalties and of course completed the 3rd challenge.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #580 on: June 19, 2013, 09:14:37 AM »
If you catch 10 deathfish and make a mini pond on your lot, you can catch them all day long which really helps with the Angler career.   I had my angler person always join the Business Career since it didn't need a skill and has a lot of opportunities.

When you have the mini pond, do you still need the proper bait? And I assume the same thing works for cats.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #581 on: June 19, 2013, 09:35:07 AM »
You still need the proper bait. I think for a cat to catch a deathfish, it wouldn't matter if the fish is in the pond or not, but the cat would need Hunting 10 and the Fishing challenge completed to even stand a chance.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #582 on: June 19, 2013, 09:49:42 AM »
I personally found that my level ten fisherman caught death fish without using the correct bait. My fishermen never have any bait. I just level them up to ten and send them where the death fish is.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #583 on: June 19, 2013, 12:50:19 PM »
I also get death fish in a pond without bait and at any hour of the day.


The cat is completelly random but don't know if it need the fish challenge done. I remember once the cat got a perfect death fish before complete the LTW of 13 diferent perfect fishes (death fish was the 9th or 10th perfect diferent one).

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #584 on: June 19, 2013, 12:55:31 PM »
With the skilling glitch that came with patch 1.50, it can be harder than ever to keep your immortals from invalidating each other's supermaxes. The key to preventing the glitch is to save with everyone in a mood lower than Elated; i.e., their mood bars are not glowing.

It seems this is finally fixed.

Quote from: 1.55.4 patch changelog
Skill gain speeds influenced by the Increased Understanding moodlet have been corrected and are no longer ‘insanely fast’.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #585 on: June 19, 2013, 01:00:13 PM »
This is fixed but Sims have a new bug that can cause them to learn slower.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #586 on: June 20, 2013, 11:49:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure I've had cats catch death fish before mastering the fishing skill, maybe at level 8 or so. It happens more often once they have mastered it though, obviously.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #587 on: June 21, 2013, 03:03:26 AM »
This is fixed but Sims have a new bug that can cause them to learn slower.

All my sims seem to have caught it. Is there some kind of medication I can give them?

Also, it seems to me that the clock in sims 3 is moving slower after the latest patch.

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« Reply #588 on: June 21, 2013, 06:07:15 AM »
All my sims seem to have caught it. Is there some kind of medication I can give them?

Also, it seems to me that the clock in sims 3 is moving slower after the latest patch.

I don't know about the clock but my Sims have definitely become slow learners.  These bugs really really mess up dynasties!  Oh well... back to my miscellaneous story!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #589 on: June 21, 2013, 10:10:12 AM »
There is a mod that fixes it but I haven't found a fix without one.   The two Sims I had that were affected actually got better when I didn't have them do something.    In my case, I didn't have them use the motive mobile or go to the library and that involved toddlers.

I heard someone else saying that having a birthday seems to help get rid of it.   Crin is still looking into it.   Worse comes to worse - I'll have a chat with Metro about the temp use of overwatch for people who don't mind mods but I'd love to find a different solution.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #590 on: June 21, 2013, 01:17:02 PM »
I've found that reading seemed to be able to get them to raise their skill quicker than performing other activities. I haven't tested it with two sims raising the same skill (eg cooking - 1 cooking on equipment and one reading books) but one sim reading for a skill seemed to get to the next level higher than another sim doing skill activities to get to a new level.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #591 on: June 21, 2013, 01:18:42 PM »
This can be true even before the patch depending on the skill/activity. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #592 on: June 21, 2013, 01:37:28 PM »
Decisions regarding Patch 1.55 Features:

The main features we are going over is in regards to: Moving Towns, Private Lot Purchases and New abilities to place Lots.

In regards to placing lots:    Yes it's cool we can now place lots over water.  However,  Players have never been able to place an empty lot just to place one and still cannot.   This part of Edit Town is never going to change.   If you place a lot, it needs to have a purpose and a venue put on top of it.  Otherwise, don't place the empty lot.

In regards to moving towns:   Immortal Dynasties are not allowed to move unless absolutely necessary, can't complete the challenge without it, permission is mandatory beforehand kind of way.  Things to note about the new feature to move towns.  It will be the preferred way to move towns but it has an adverse effect on ice sculptures.  It reduces them to just discs.  If your file ever gets so bad you have to move, the options will be weighed on which way is best for you and what you get permission to do.

In regards to purchasing private lots/additional homes:   There is absolutely no reason why a family cannot buy a private lot.   There are many advantages to having another lot and if someone can think of a reason it should be banned - don't hesitate to tell us.   At this time, dynasty families are allowed to purchase extra homes.   However, dynasty families still cannot move from their original location.  The active lot must always be the one you purchased as soon as you started the game.   Another stipulation is that private lots purchased cannot be an empty lot that was placed by a player.   Sure you can by that empty 20 x 30 next to the Bunches but that new one you put down on the beach.  Forget about it.  Not an option.  This is too close to making your own lots which is against the rules.

In short - No you can't move towns without permission.  No you can't go place a new empty lot over water to buy.  Yes you can have new home lots but no you can't move and no they can't be lots you placed. 


Things to note about private lots:  Art pieces do not appreciate, grills do not work, increases file size. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #593 on: June 23, 2013, 12:49:52 PM »
I am doing an Immortal Dynasty right now - it won't be official because I cheat up motives as I am not a good micromanager. :(

However, while I will never get in the Hall of Fame as it's tough to avoid cheating up motives for me(hopefully trying out the Immortal Jail Orange Iguana showed off will help me kick this habit), I do want to help everyone who is doing a legit ID out, so I am going to do a whole slew of "guides" on one of my blogs detailing how to Supermax a skill. I don't have all the expansions so it won't be a complete list(dad told me that mom was hinting towards getting me a much better computer than the clunky primitive HP Pavilion I have now on Xmas so I can hopefully run Pets) but I do plan on supermaxing all the base game skills as well as the ones introduced in Ambitions(thank you Origin, I didn't realize that games I had sold years ago could still be registered on my account and I could get a free install of them even if it takes 24 hours ;D ), Late Night and University Life. I've preordered Island Paradise but plan on installed World Adventures and Showtime(also registered on my site) if it doesn't kill my computer. I want to be careful until I get an upgraded computer.

Anyone who wants to support me in this by PMing me hints and tips for these things will be credited. I think this will save the mods trouble, as they can refer to my blog for anyone who is confused on how hard it is to supermax a skill. Feedback?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #594 on: June 23, 2013, 12:54:14 PM »
I'm not sure about this.   You realize this forum is attached to a guide, right?  A guide written by Carl that is part of his profession?   We have an entire section based on skills that has hints and tips for supermaxing each one not to mention an active comment system for the guide to allow for new tips.  This thread has hints & tips for supermaxing as well as the actual Dynasty threads.  What you're asking is to take business away from Carl when it's no trouble at all for us to explain the challenges unique to Carl's forum.  For the challenge team, we know this is a part of our duties to this forum and it's not trouble - it's a pleasure. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #595 on: June 24, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
 :-[ Wow, I didn't think of it that way. I didn't realize that Carl wasn't just a moderator, I don't know much about the mods. :(

I wasn't implying that I wanted to steal business from people who make a living with stuff like this(says the weirdo who emulates his favorite Nintendo DS ROMs). I was just going to put a link to my Sims 3 blog which would have Powerpoint presentations of my Sims showing every step of their way as they supermaxed each of the skills. I would gladly point out this site to people in Boolprop.com or the other unofficial sites if it would make you feel better. I think this thread is a great place to hear advice from people, it was what inspired me to make the Powerpoint presentations and I promise I would refer to the people whose tips I used and link back to this
thread if need be. I won't say any more about this.

On another topic, in my unofficial Immortal Dynasty, I used Oh My Ghost as the last opportunity of my founder(rezzing Chester Swain because my founder had uses the Transmogrifier to make him a best friend) because I panicked and thought I would have to get another skill for him because the last sculpting opportunity didn't come up until eight days before he grew old but did that sculpting opp anyways to atone for that. I am not going for Hall of Fame but any advice about the "Oh My Ghost" opportunity? I know ghosts aren't banned in the Immortal Dynasty but did anyone ever use ghosts as immortal heirs?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips (Not Questions)
« Reply #596 on: June 24, 2013, 07:56:44 PM »
Ghosts cannot be heirs but they can be spouses. You can "try for a baby" with a ghost to have a heir but first you must make it so the ghost is living in the house.

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« Reply #597 on: June 24, 2013, 08:02:30 PM »
And remember that you can't resurrect someone who wasn't already a ghost at the start of the game -- so only premade ghosts

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« Reply #598 on: June 24, 2013, 08:03:46 PM »
Why wouldn't ghosts be able to be heirs? If you had a ghost spouse and they had a ghost baby the first born is the heir, whether ghost or not.
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« Reply #599 on: June 24, 2013, 08:04:42 PM »
Well, resurrecting Chester Swain would boot anyone from the Hall of Fame because he died after the start of the game, but it doesn't matter for anyone not going for the HoF. Your immortals can resurrect ghosts that start dead or try for baby after drinking a ghost potion and your heirs can be born as ghosts, though it isn't permanent since ambrosia undoes ghostliness.

While I haven't seen a dynasty that had ghost heirs, it's perfectly possible to do keeping the annoyance of having ghosts around in mind (I have an all-ghost life states dynasty, so I know that it's extra work making sure they get places on time and don't mess up everyone's queues too much). A lot of ghosts that eat ambrosia in my game still do the ghost float instead of walking, which is a minor glitch, but it can be a pain in the rear since it's so slow.
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