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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).

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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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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #240 on: December 18, 2012, 09:29:06 PM »
Just another random question:
An Immortal's Supermax is going to be Martial Arts, with a lifetime wish of Physical Perfection. My Athletic career is bugged in 99% of my files, so that it's constantly stuck at level 1. I was planning on having her pursue the Thief Criminal career, but since I'm getting Showtime soon, I'm considering switching to the Acrobatics career--which I've never played before. Is it easy to max without practice, or should I stick to Criminal?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #241 on: December 19, 2012, 12:54:11 PM »
Acrobat isn't too hard to max, but I'd recommend having a moodlet manager because they'll get fatigued after performing for tips. Willow maxed it a few days before her elder birthday, and she would have done it much sooner if she wasn't a chronic procrastinator.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #242 on: December 19, 2012, 07:52:03 PM »
Acrobat isn't too hard to max, but I'd recommend having a moodlet manager because they'll get fatigued after performing for tips. Willow maxed it a few days before her elder birthday, and she would have done it much sooner if she wasn't a chronic procrastinator.

I'd just prefer Acrobat because A) I want to test out the new career, and B) I don't want to have an Evil sim for eternity. She's probably end up alienating her family!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #243 on: December 20, 2012, 01:22:04 AM »
I'd just prefer Acrobat because A) I want to test out the new career, and B) I don't want to have an Evil sim for eternity. She's probably end up alienating her family!

They don't have to be evil just to be in the criminal career.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #244 on: December 20, 2012, 02:28:38 AM »
One tip I would have (being a novice Immortal Dynasty participant) is to not have a lot of harvesting plants at the start.  For some people, that would seem obvious, but silly me didn't realise that it really eats away at time to harvest plants.  My founder was out from dawn till 10pm most days harvesting!  I can't believe I didn't think of it! Her poor husband was fatigued, hungry and smelly from looking after twins. 

Now, she's maxed Gardening, and only grows special seeds that she finds, and the area covers only what one sprinkler can water.  It's much faster, and now she can actually function as a regular Sim.

Another tip, which many people have mentioned, is plan!  I found the template that Pam used to be very helpful.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #245 on: December 20, 2012, 10:58:44 AM »
They don't have to be evil just to be in the criminal career.

I know, but it boosts promotion time.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #246 on: December 20, 2012, 11:11:38 AM »
I divide my garden into sections. I put basic things like apples grapes etc in one section,then plant uncommon seeds in another section,special seeds in another. That way my gardener can just focus on one part of the garden each day. I usually get spouses that have nothing to do harvest as well.

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« Reply #247 on: December 20, 2012, 12:46:18 PM »
Yes - and do consider that anyone at all can harvest until the cowplants come home without learning the Gardening skill.

With all the new plants from Supernatural, I've started separating alchemy plants from food plants, and if I'm going after Perfect Garden I'll have one row that's just my "top 8", which get moved or deleted and replanted from their first harvest. It's easier to track that way.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #248 on: December 20, 2012, 12:58:15 PM »
One more gardening thing,store plants(especially perfect ones)in a world adventure chest for any future Nectar makers. You can just leave them in a Sims inventory but there is a chance that they may just randomly eat them.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #249 on: December 20, 2012, 01:26:51 PM »
You can also store produce in the alchemy cabinet from Supernatural (along with ores, gems, gem dust, gnomes, pictures, bugs, teddy bears...)

 

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