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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #200 on: November 19, 2012, 10:20:32 PM »
I just got Seasons and restarted my dynasty. Any tips on how Seasons relates? I know it's new and all.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #201 on: November 19, 2012, 10:24:29 PM »
Fishing is pretty much impossible in winter and some of autumn because the lakes freeze over. Think of that before moving in that elderly fisherman right before winter. Also, you might need a tutor so your kids can keep their grades up. I had Marc quickly learn some logic so Willow could progress in school since her childhood fell in winter.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #202 on: November 19, 2012, 11:48:56 PM »
I have seasons set to be two weeks long each. I figure if they conceive Gen 2 at the end of autumn, she'll be born, a baby, and toddler in Winter and only have a few child days in Winter and Marc (whom I also have as a painter) can tutor her if she needs it. My angler is just an adult and it's still summer so I'm safe there I think. Anything else?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #203 on: November 20, 2012, 12:01:16 AM »
I have seasons set to be two weeks long each. I figure if they conceive Gen 2 at the end of autumn, she'll be born, a baby, and toddler in Winter and only have a few child days in Winter and Marc (whom I also have as a painter) can tutor her if she needs it. My angler is just an adult and it's still summer so I'm safe there I think. Anything else?

Plants go dormant in winter, but I believe those in planters inside don't, but I don't know for sure so plant special seeds as soon as possible so you can have some life fruit.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #204 on: November 20, 2012, 03:43:30 AM »
Fishing is pretty much impossible in winter and some of autumn because the lakes freeze over. Think of that before moving in that elderly fisherman right before winter. Also, you might need a tutor so your kids can keep their grades up. I had Marc quickly learn some logic so Willow could progress in school since her childhood fell in winter.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #205 on: November 21, 2012, 04:15:02 PM »
So, um, I moved Claire Ursine into the house (sunset valley, only EP is supernatural) and I told her to go to the hospital. She came back with a streak of pink as long as the house so, what do I do?

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #206 on: November 21, 2012, 05:18:20 PM »
Stop stretching the baby!

Actually, the better place to ask is in the actual challenge thread, so the dynasty deciders can make that choice. You'll also need to add a lot more information, though (such as if the baby shows up on the side or is a green square, or is only in the relationship panel, and/or if resetsim worked or not).



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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #207 on: November 21, 2012, 05:35:34 PM »
So, um, I moved Claire Ursine into the house (sunset valley, only EP is supernatural) and I told her to go to the hospital. She came back with a streak of pink as long as the house so, what do I do?

Do you have pictures of the streak of pink. Do you have mods and or CC?

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #208 on: December 04, 2012, 08:48:30 PM »
For those who are looking to supermax Inventing, an easy way to manage Diabolic Detonator is to line up a whole bunch of dishwashers side by side to make a long solid surface. Then blow 'em up. Using that in my Life States Dynasty, I blew up 50 dishwashers with 4 detonations (I ran out of space to chain together).

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #209 on: December 05, 2012, 02:31:14 AM »
Do you have pictures of the streak of pink. Do you have mods and or CC?

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Sounds like a Graphics Glitch. I had something like this once with the bathroom sink, Lol. Have you tried save/exit then reload? I think that fixed it for me. Make the save as something else to keep the back-up before this glitch though.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #210 on: December 06, 2012, 01:09:15 AM »
Personally, I am horrible at earning lots of money through gardening/fishing, so I'm leaning away from that as a supermax. I was thinking about doing Writing or Charisma as a skill, but now I'm not so sure. I've always found Charisma easy to max, but Writing isn't really my thing. Is Inventing a doable supermax for someone who doesn't play it often?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #211 on: December 06, 2012, 01:39:02 AM »
Personally, I am horrible at earning lots of money through gardening/fishing, so I'm leaning away from that as a supermax. I was thinking about doing Writing or Charisma as a skill, but now I'm not so sure. I've always found Charisma easy to max, but Writing isn't really my thing. Is Inventing a doable supermax for someone who doesn't play it often?

The only problem with charisma is if an immortal ever actually gains a point in charisma when they're not supposed to, they can negate the charisma immortal's supermax very easily.

Inventing isn't much different than something like sculpting, you just need to make sure that you keep some sort of eye on them because they will light on fire. Plus, they need scrap to make anything.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #212 on: December 06, 2012, 10:35:09 PM »
I have yet to supermax inventing. Some of the skill challenges take a long time. Also, you should know you will need palladium, life fruit, and a heart cut pink diamond to make the mystery invention, so plan ahead for that because sometimes it takes some time.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #213 on: December 06, 2012, 10:52:58 PM »
So, um, I moved Claire Ursine into the house (sunset valley, only EP is supernatural) and I told her to go to the hospital. She came back with a streak of pink as long as the house so, what do I do?

This has happened to me MANY times, and uninstalling all my CC seemed to fix it.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #214 on: December 06, 2012, 10:58:25 PM »
I got lucky on a series of trips to the consignment store in my hunt for a camera in one of my multitude of attempts at the Immortal Dynasty challenge ... I think it took 3, 4 or 5 times of buying out the store to get my camera, but along the line I'm sure I got a couple of pieces of palladium and a pink diamond.

Do any of the skill challenges for gardening/fishing require money to be earned? If not, maybe try to supermax with an immortal but have the career in something else, as I believe that money for selling the products of both of those skills is simply used to reach level 10 in the respective self employment jobs. However, I could be wrong on that point. :)

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« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2012, 11:02:01 PM »
None of the fishing challenges have a monetary requirement, and I don't think that the gardening ones do either (someone correct me if I'm wrong; I haven't played a dedicated gardener in ages).

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #216 on: December 07, 2012, 06:13:08 AM »
[...] as I believe that money for selling the products of both of those skills is simply used to reach level 10 in the respective self employment jobs. However, I could be wrong on that point. :)

But there are other uses for the produce - for instance, the fish can be used as fertilizer for your garden, and both fish and vegetables can be used by the Chef in the family to cook some Perfect Food, thus increasing the mood of the Sims in the family by giving positive buffs.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #217 on: December 07, 2012, 01:53:10 PM »
If you plan on having a Handiness sim, move in a technophobe! Plumbing appliances break all the time, but electronics take longer. I moved in Agnes' elderly technophobe alien boyfriend, who also has level 10 logic, so he'll be able to tutor the heir on Snow Days. This way, he'll break electronics, keep the teenage grade at A, and die pretty soon. Score!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #218 on: December 07, 2012, 09:48:21 PM »
I'm trying to do something sneaky with my Gen 2 Sim with regards to her Supermax Skill and Her LTW. As a spoiler, I'm planning on her LTW to be One Sim Band, but I'm aware she can't pick up music skills until she is Teen. So I'm pondering a Supermax Skill with the following characteristics:-
* Something that she can start on at childhood
* Something that she can potentially get a head start with/max on her tabcast hopefully by the time she becomes a Teen
* Something that won't prevent (too much) me getting her instrument skills up to level 10.
* Something that could potentially somehow support the music skills

Fishing is out (Patrick has that as his supermax skill)
Gardening is out (Patrick has maxed that/it doesn't start until teen)

It kinds of looks to me as though I'm left with a choice between Photography, Logic or Writing. I'm strongly leaning towards Photography out of those three choices. Thoughts? I am aware of how difficult some of the skill challenges in Photography (especially the Paparazzi and some of the collections) are to complete. I do have a couple of cameras in my household, and I can send her off with one of those. At the moment, she is 2 days away from childhood.

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« Reply #219 on: December 07, 2012, 09:54:55 PM »
Logic isn't too bad to supermax, and I was able to get a child to level seven in it that way (and I think level ten would be possible with enough dedication; granted, she maxed out the peg box and read all the logic toddler books).

Plus, logic is used as a metric in the symphonic branch of the music career, so it kind of ties in. I know that Ratchie had one of her logic supermaxes go into music and he did just fine.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #220 on: December 08, 2012, 08:04:47 AM »
Regarding the One Sim Band LTW, if you have your heir max the xylophone as a toddler, she will go to level 3 in all 4 instruments if she goes on a field trip to the theatre. Also, have her join the Music Club as a teen -- that's good for another level at least.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #221 on: December 08, 2012, 02:31:38 PM »
Regarding the One Sim Band LTW, if you have your heir max the xylophone as a toddler, she will go to level 3 in all 4 instruments if she goes on a field trip to the theatre. Also, have her join the Music Club as a teen -- that's good for another level at least.

What skills does ballet help out with?

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« Reply #222 on: December 08, 2012, 02:37:07 PM »
What skills does ballet help out with?

Cuteness. I think that's about it.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #223 on: December 08, 2012, 05:13:26 PM »
as ballet is dancing, and despite the jokes about ballet you have to be fit to do it, maybe it somehow impacts on athletic skill.

I've gone with photography for Majel's supermaxed skill. Thanks for the suggestion about logic, but I think there's too much standing around/sitting for long periods of time with logic for music things to get done.

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« Reply #224 on: December 08, 2012, 09:54:13 PM »
Dek, you always try the hardest skills! Photography is notoriously difficult to supermax because it's glitchy. Sometimes subjects don't register and it messes up the skill challenges. Logic really is good to go with music because as Trip mentioned, it is related to the music career.

What skills does ballet help out with?

I haven't done extensive testing, but I'm pretty sure the answer is none.
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