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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #150 on: October 18, 2012, 09:12:15 PM »
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

Wiry961 actually.
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« Reply #151 on: October 18, 2012, 09:18:13 PM »
Wiry961 actually.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #152 on: October 18, 2012, 10:00:09 PM »
Alright, if anyone wants free elixirs feel free to add me to your friendslist, username is Margerita86. I will add you as well eventually, well as soon as I log on to the website.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #153 on: October 18, 2012, 11:17:24 PM »
Done and done.  :P

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2012, 07:37:46 AM »
I know this may sound weird but I no longer use Meditative Trance Sleep.   All of my immortals sleep in the big tent you get from adventures which gives them the +40 moodlet and it only takes them about 5 hours to sleep from exhausted.   That's without the sleep LTR.  I have 6 saggy old men in my way all the time - the last thing I want is for them to sleep even less.   I've actually been tempted to give them all bunkbeds and make them sleep in those since it would take longer and I'm not kidding.    Anything to keep them from doing something stupid so if it's a particularly boring night and there is no story to tell, they're all in bed by 8 pm and I slide the action to make sure they sleep until 6 am.   
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #155 on: October 19, 2012, 07:00:48 PM »
What's a masterpiece painting usually worth? Because once you've started a painting, and you move into build/buy and use moo on it, you get a value for it. I haven't tested this out, but it might be similar to the sculpting moo, only it's just picking up the painting, checking the price and putting it back.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #156 on: October 20, 2012, 11:04:21 AM »
What's a masterpiece painting usually worth? Because once you've started a painting, and you move into build/buy and use moo on it, you get a value for it. I haven't tested this out, but it might be similar to the sculpting moo, only it's just picking up the painting, checking the price and putting it back.

You can't find out what a paintings value is going to be using MOO, I tried it.   I had a glitch once where Artie put an incomplete painting into his inventory and it only showed the current value of what it would be worth at the time not what it was worth when it was finished.    Plus I've had issues where Masterpieces will be worth around 4500 and then I'll get a brilliant worth 5400. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #157 on: October 20, 2012, 11:05:10 AM »
I got a brilliant worth 6000 something, but then a masterpiece was only worth like 3500  ???
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #158 on: October 20, 2012, 11:15:36 AM »
I got a brilliant worth 6000 something, but then a masterpiece was only worth like 3500  ???

Yeah.  That's why it wouldn't work for paintings.  I've tried but it never works out.  Sculptures are much easier when it comes to skipping ahead.   Actually at this point in my dynasty, I have the person who needs their portrait to be done stand for 4 - 6 portraits and then let them go get sculpted.  My painter is then distracted all day by doing the portraits while I struggle for a masterpiece sculpture and maybe an awesome photo or two. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #159 on: October 24, 2012, 01:12:34 AM »
One really good tip is if you're having trouble having the ask to move in action pop up under friendly, just ask the sim some of the other ask sim questions, such as ask sim how they slept or ask sim how their day was. Asking a sim to pillow fight stays there all the time, but if you ask some of the others, the ask to move in one will pop up. It's interesting, but there's only a certain amount of slots alloted for ask sim questions.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #160 on: October 24, 2012, 11:15:07 AM »
My advice is to sell the Multitab if you use it to get a skill, especially gardening. They'll use it to learn fishing too, as well as logic. I've had sims (Thankfully not in my dynasty) max all three autonomously.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #161 on: October 24, 2012, 11:57:59 AM »
I agree with wiry on monitoring sims with the MultiTab. I only give it to heirs if I'm going to be able to keep watch over them, and mostly just give it to spares and utility sims. Also, when one will soon die, I usually sell it so that my oldest immortal wont end up with it in the inventory and learn skills I don't want them to.

I think a bored immortal with a MultiTab will sooner or later max all possible skills since listening to tabcasts are an autonomous action.

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« Reply #162 on: October 24, 2012, 02:31:42 PM »
I agree with wiry on monitoring sims with the MultiTab. I only give it to heirs if I'm going to be able to keep watch over them, and mostly just give it to spares and utility sims. Also, when one will soon die, I usually sell it so that my oldest immortal wont end up with it in the inventory and learn skills I don't want them to.

I think a bored immortal with a MultiTab will sooner or later max all possible skills since listening to tabcasts are an autonomous action.

They seem to ignore Charisma, Guitar, nectar making, and photography though in my experience. I'll use the Multitab to max a skill, then sell it off as fast as humanly possible.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #163 on: October 24, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »
As demonstrated in Wiry's Dee Dynasty, Alchemy makes a great Founder SuperMax. Best Friend requirements are a snap, and everyone can stay awake forever! Muahahahaha!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #164 on: October 24, 2012, 02:51:48 PM »
Witchitude also opens plenty of doors as my newest chapter illustrates. If I want them to, no one would sleep, eat, do business, shower, or socialize again.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #165 on: October 30, 2012, 05:24:46 AM »
I want to start an Immortal Dynasty (my first attempt got corrupted) but I have a question.

I have Supernaturals and I was wondering if its better to play your gamefile without other occults or with them.

Any ideas?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #166 on: October 30, 2012, 07:11:58 AM »
I want to start an Immortal Dynasty (my first attempt got corrupted) but I have a question.

I have Supernaturals and I was wondering if its better to play your gamefile without other occults or with them.

Any ideas?

That's all a part of your personal strategy.   While certain occults are not allowed in the dynasty household, you can cure most of them before moving them in and sometimes they make better BFs for the requirement because you know they're not going to die any time soon.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #167 on: October 31, 2012, 02:38:30 AM »
That's all a part of your personal strategy.   While certain occults are not allowed in the dynasty household, you can cure most of them before moving them in and sometimes they make better BFs for the requirement because you know they're not going to die any time soon.

Thanks! I almost forgot about the Forsake the [insert whatever occult] option thats avaliable.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #168 on: October 31, 2012, 03:00:29 AM »
Thanks! I almost forgot about the Forsake the [insert whatever occult] option thats avaliable.

Actually that option doesn't tend to work overly well, so it's just as easy to throw a potent cure elixer at them.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #169 on: October 31, 2012, 10:21:14 AM »
So... let me get this straight. I'm going to start my founder with the Good Sense of Humor, Schmoozer, Natural Cook, Green Thumb and Family-Oriented traits. Her LTW is to be a 5-Star Cook, and her six friends are going to be the Goth family, and the LandGraabs. Now all I want to know is what to do first. Should I get the spouse first (Christopher Steel), or go and start cooking to start skilling? Or should I star with the friends? Should I go sign up for my career? I don't know which is most important. Please help. This is my first try at Immortal Dynasty.


 I usually go for the carrer first and then go  to class for that supermax skill then go for the spouse, then the six friends.

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« Reply #170 on: October 31, 2012, 12:34:15 PM »


 I usually go for the carrer first and then go  to class for that supermax skill then go for the spouse, then the six friends.

Sometimes it's easier to pick up the spouse and/or helpers first, and have them skill/work in a career while your sim skills/works in their career. Plus, then you could have more money from selling their cars and things.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #171 on: October 31, 2012, 04:24:16 PM »
I normally get the spouse and/or helpers first and set them up in their efforts to get the dynasty started (I check the status of their painting skill, get gardening/fishing/sculpting/painting underway, have one/more of them decide they really didn't want to be a <insert rabbit hole career> as their career at all, and of course sell stuff they brought with them to get a somewhat decent house started with things to help them do those things), as they are doing that, I usually set the founder up with planned supermaxed skill and career (usually self employed career). I leave other requirements especially best friends until later on. As Ratchie has said earlier in this thread/elsewhere getting that portrait of the founder completed before they become an Adult is mandatory. I let the other requirements play second fiddle to that initially. As an experiment, I tried a sim with the artistic trait but no painting skill (Emma Hatch) be the painter. She achieved the necessary level of painting for portraits and the founder still had a week to go before aging to Adult. I haven't yet tried that with a non-artistic sim.

In that same game, my founder is pursuing the double whammy of guitar supermaxed skill and one sim band life time wish. In this case, I spent the first week of the game on him simply playing the guitar and raising that skill. Once his guitar got to about level 8, I got him employed at the theatre. He kind of flew through the levels of the career, as I was hoping he would. He is now level 8 of the music career (Rock Star branch) and 8 of 10 guitar opportunities away from supermaxing guitar (other skill challenges in guitar are done). He is 3 days away from elderhood. So once the guitar star challenge is done, he will be taking classes in drums/piano/double bass and working on finalising his life time wish. (I have useful elixirs and a motive mobile on hand to make this as painless as possible).

Personally, I leave best friends to last, and bringing in the next generation (especially when playing a male founder) as late as possible, though that depends on your spouse as well (eg if your female spouse is close to elderhood, you'd need to bring in the next generation sooner). As all five of the roomies household in Sunset Valley have moved in to assist in my current game, I did the heir a bit earlier than normal, as there were others around (three self employed sims) who could help with the toddler skills. I wait until the money starts coming in and then buy the property and building, and upgrade the property as well, so I don't forget to do so.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #172 on: October 31, 2012, 04:28:53 PM »
I'd just like to point out to anyone thinking of attempting this challenge that Deklitch is absolutely insane, and his founder's  particular career/supermax/LTW combo should not be attempted by anyone who actually hopes to succeed. :)
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #173 on: October 31, 2012, 04:37:10 PM »
I'd just like to point out that CathyKnits is absolutely correct in her assessment of me and that I wholeheartedly agree with her statement! :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #174 on: October 31, 2012, 04:58:46 PM »
The best investment at the beginning of a dynasty is a counter, a coffee maker, and a chair. Especially for your sculptor. Who needs sleep when you still have 20 more ice sculptures to do?

Keep an eye on your caffeine addicts, though. If you don't queue up more drinks, they'll instantly head off to bed.

All of my helpers, as well as my founder's spouse for my current plan are adults or older. I realized that I don't like waiting for young adults to die. If you don't, learn the benefits of older generations. Even elders can be quite useful.