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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #250 on: December 20, 2012, 02:06:16 PM »
I store mine in a sub-basement. In my basement, I build my museum (and I spend hours designing the rooms so that each future immortal has enough space for their museum pieces) as well as specialist skilling rooms for future immortals (with spiral staircase and locked door going down from their bedroom). Below that level is my sub-basement in which I store all manner of things - death fruit, life fruit, statues, paintings etc. As I need to (or when my need for the sub-basement level to be the same size as my basement level kicks in) I increase the size of the sub-basement level.

How do I afford that? Well, a mortal housemate buys the genie lamp with lthp and wishes for wealth three times.

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« Reply #251 on: December 20, 2012, 02:56:37 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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This chance is much higher if the Sims are Insane ;) Three guesses why Rachel thought of this, and the first two don't count...

You can also store produce in the alchemy cabinet from Supernatural (along with ores, gems, gem dust, gnomes, pictures, bugs, teddy bears...)

Yes, alchemy cabinets are brilliant. They're not only storage but display as well! Nothing like an alchemy cabinet full of elixir bottles to make a witch's lair look just right :)
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #252 on: December 20, 2012, 05:43:50 PM »
My museum is stored in an inaccessible basement. I shuttle paintings down via Serrano's inventory (that way, I don't have to drag the mouse all the way across - it's located under my old house, which is a fair way off the mansion). I also have a generic museum located across from the Zen Garden, with sarcophagi (etc) in it, plus a secret entrance to a secret place. ;)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #253 on: December 20, 2012, 07:04:52 PM »
Since the value of the museum is actually the entire point of the dynasty:
Is the "museum" only portraits/sculptures/photos, or do floors and other objects within the room count?
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #254 on: December 20, 2012, 07:17:35 PM »
Only the art counts. It's not even the entire point of the dynasty; the main point is just completion. Museum scores are just nice to things to (kindly) brag about.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #255 on: December 20, 2012, 07:30:30 PM »
I like spending hours dividing up my museum space between my immortals, with colour schemes for each to be immortal. Between that and the hours I spend designing new clothes for them, its amazing I have time to play the game. :D

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« Reply #256 on: December 21, 2012, 09:12:29 AM »
If you end up with an alien baby and want to keep it, save the game while the sim is pregnant Copy the file so you get to keep the alien and stay within Dynasty rules. :)



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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #257 on: December 23, 2012, 05:14:51 PM »
I find that the #1 easiest way to make best friends is to have a rabbit-hole career, since you can just Meet Co-Workers and Hang Out with Co-Workers. Having rabbit-holes really helped me with the Best Friend requirement, so I didn't have to run around making Best Friends before Ambrosia.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #258 on: December 23, 2012, 06:17:44 PM »
Since the value of the museum is actually the entire point of the dynasty:
Is the "museum" only portraits/sculptures/photos, or do floors and other objects within the room count?

The museum is not the entire point of the dynasty - the point of the dynasty is to get to 8 elders that have eaten ambrosia.   No one should ever feel that the museum is the point because it's not.   We could easily get rid of that and keep the Hall of Fame.    As Trip said though, it's just the art that counts and the only thing mandatory is the paintings. 

If you end up with an alien baby and want to keep it, save the game while the sim is pregnant Copy the file so you get to keep the alien and stay within Dynasty rules. :)

Just remember that aliens don't transfer files through CAS or household.  They don't retain their alien abilities so there really is no point in keeping an alien baby in a copy of your dynasty file.  If you really want an alien baby - you can do it in another file and not be playing the same people over and over.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #259 on: December 23, 2012, 07:23:54 PM »
The museum is not the entire point of the dynasty - the point of the dynasty is to get to 8 elders that have eaten ambrosia.   No one should ever feel that the museum is the point because it's not.   We could easily get rid of that and keep the Hall of Fame.    As Trip said though, it's just the art that counts and the only thing mandatory is the paintings. 

My wording was a little unclear--I just meant that was the way scoring was kept.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #260 on: December 26, 2012, 07:23:25 PM »
I have a tip, for the Nectar Making Vizard of Vine Challenge, you need 400 bunch of grapes to be turn into nectar. The trick to completing this is to plant the grapes yourself and harvest them yourself. Of course, during the course of the process, I advice that no one should travel, since it will reset the challenge.

So, I find Renoit Grapes to be the best choice for this, this is due to the fact that:
a) It has a short grow time, with life fruit as fertilizer its around 4 days.
b) Combine with 5 apples it makes an amazing nectar.

Since the challenge require use to have 400 bunch of grapes, so we need around 15-16 bushes of grapes. You can choose any grapes type, but personally I prefer Renoit Grapes. The Cherimola Blan and Avolarino variants are also fine for me though.
Start with making your Nectar maker plant 15-16 bushes of grapes, then fertilize the grapes with life fruits.
If you have gardening a supermaxed by previous immortal (like me), you can use the immortal to fertilize the grapes instead.
Instead of using "Tend Garden", use "Harvest" when collecting grapes. This will stop your nectar maker from getting anymore skill experience and overwriting the previous immortal's supermax. Have the gardener to weed the garden if necessary.

I hope this helps! Good Luck.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #261 on: December 27, 2012, 11:39:07 AM »
A few things I found help with money right away in my other games as I have not started my Dynasty yet.. (I'm definitely a planner so I'm probably going to be spending a crazy amount of time meticulously planning and micromanaging EVERYTHING..)

-(With Seasons) Pick wildflowers: Especially Sweet William ($200/ea), Indian Blanket ($400/ea), and Cosmos ($600/ea) You may get the allergy debuff but it's not so bad that it will completely drain the mood meter. (Also, I only usually play with Summer on and I haven't run into allergies or illness.) They are most plentiful in the Festival lot, but I have seen them on my own lots before. I've also noticed that they respawn if you spend enough time down at the festival lot.

-(With WA/Supernatural) Tiberium! Especially with a Gem-U-Cut is an excellent way to get money as you can grow them from gem dust and make each piece worth anywhere between $35,000 and $42,000 in just a few days. I have not seen a Witch convert anything into Tiberium (yet), but I'm wondering if dogs can find them with a high enough hunting skill. Otherwise you can always use that dumb transfiguration thing from WA.. I've never actually tried it before!


Also a quick question: Has anyone made a ruling for the SwiftGro gardening station? I can't remember off the top of my head if it gives gardening skill..

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« Reply #262 on: December 27, 2012, 11:51:03 AM »
Dogs can find Tiberium, and they don't even need a high hunting skill to do it. Never even thought about the wildflowers before!

The Midas Touch Elixir is even more stupidly powerful. Wei found one during his nightly elixir shop run (before fishing the night away), and that pushed the funds up to 400k with one session. Also, I'm confessing that this is the first time I'm using invigorating elixirs for a sculptor. How naive I was...

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #263 on: December 27, 2012, 12:06:30 PM »
Also a quick question: Has anyone made a ruling for the SwiftGro gardening station? I can't remember off the top of my head if it gives gardening skill..

In the dynasties it's allowed.  It does give a little gardening skill but combined with the sunflowers, it makes gardening a breeze & a half. 


About the invigorating elixirs, yes they are absolutely enjoyable.   If you don't have supernatural but you do have generations, the sleeping potion that comes from logic is highly recommended.   It reduces the amount of time needed to sleep fully and with a decent bed, it can be handled in no time.  Almost as good as motive mobile or moodlet manager but with an included buff!   I used it with the sleeper premium content and it was amazing.   I also found giving art slaves the inappropriate trait so they could wash in the sink a bonus. 
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #264 on: December 27, 2012, 12:23:12 PM »
I'm currently withholding showers from my artists instead. ;D I like to ignore hygiene when I'm rushing to get museum pieces done, since they'll still work through filth.

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« Reply #265 on: December 27, 2012, 12:35:40 PM »
I'm currently withholding showers from my artists instead. ;D I like to ignore hygiene when I'm rushing to get museum pieces done, since they'll still work through filth.

I do it purely for moodlets.   Having a high mood will get them LTHP even when they don't want to be sculpting and are wishing for things like friends, socialization and leaving the house.
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« Reply #266 on: December 27, 2012, 01:38:05 PM »
Oh yes I didn't think to mention it but I often use wildflowers as a source of income now. Make sure to sell them the same day before they depreciate in value. It's also handy because while out searching for Special seeds, I often run across wildflowers as they spawn in the same places (flowers and seeds, not just Special seeds.)

When I finally travel I'm planning to stock up on Showers in a Can so my Sims don't have to shower or even sponge bath anymore unless I want them to. I am planning for travel bugs later on so I only expect to go to each location once, and I plan to get as much as I possibly can while I'm there.

Speaking of travelling, what I usually want is new plants for my gardener Sim. Since I got Al Fresco Street Market, though, I have been discovering the wonders of the Fruit/Veg cart! No more need to run off to China in order to get Cherries! No more need to raise VISA in France and gather Ancient Coins to earn Meloire Grapes! No more hunting and hoping for a Special seed that will turn out to be Life fruit! I also found that the new Lemons and Purple Eggplants that came with the venue can be found on the cart. Everything you need is right there! (Eventually.) I plopped one down right on the home lot and check/buy it out periodically. I have not found that the produce I put up for sale is selling there though, I will have to do that on a community lot because I have seen it work there. It's even better than the Consignment Store in that you get the money as soon as a Sim wanders over and buys your stuff from the cart!
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #267 on: December 27, 2012, 03:06:17 PM »
I have a tip, for the Nectar Making Vizard of Vine Challenge, you need 400 bunch of grapes to be turn into nectar. The trick to completing this is to plant the grapes yourself and harvest them yourself. Of course, during the course of the process, I advice that no one should travel, since it will reset the challenge.

So, I find Renoit Grapes to be the best choice for this, this is due to the fact that:
a) It has a short grow time, with life fruit as fertilizer its around 4 days.
b) Combine with 5 apples it makes an amazing nectar.


If you want to complete this challenge quickly, try the following recipe:

8 x renoit + 2 x cherimola

This nectar is classified as 'great'.
The grapes are easy to grow and you can easily work out the number of vines needed.

I have more 'great' and 100% nectar vine recipes if anyone is interested. :)

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« Reply #268 on: December 29, 2012, 08:49:34 PM »
Just another lovely random museum question:
What is the best way to total up the value? Click each item and write down the value, or is there another easier way?
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« Reply #269 on: December 29, 2012, 08:53:19 PM »
Just another lovely random museum question:
What is the best way to total up the value? Click each item and write down the value, or is there another easier way?

I click each item and just key them into my calculator, then write them down for memo. That's what I did, and it was time consuming.  :)

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #270 on: December 30, 2012, 12:32:14 AM »
Just another lovely random museum question:
What is the best way to total up the value? Click each item and write down the value, or is there another easier way?

I used what paper I had handy and wrote it all down.  It happened to be my notebook of random Sims facts at the time.  I wrote down each piece in separate columns and did small calculations per immortal and then added all the big ones.  I took the time to triple check every number that went into the notebook and triple checked every number that went into the calculator to make sure it was right.   It took longer than I wanted it to but I knew without a doubt that the number at the end was the right one.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #271 on: December 30, 2012, 12:30:41 PM »
I don't think that tiberium obtained through the witch's conversion ritual will grow. One of my witches got one, got the spire cut, and planted it and the tiberium dust, but after a week nothing had happened. It can still give a boost if you get it cut at the elixir shop and consign it there, but it's $12,000 rather than $35,000.
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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #272 on: December 30, 2012, 09:33:35 PM »
Just another lovely random museum question:
What is the best way to total up the value? Click each item and write down the value, or is there another easier way?

I play on my desktop and have my laptop next to it watching/listening to songs from musicals and/or Hercule Poirot episodes through Youtube on it. I also use my laptop to track things like my progress of immortals (so I'm not forever having to close and open my other screen), have this forum open and record the museum values directly into a spreadsheet.

I check the values of all relevant museum pieces whenever I add a new one to the existing museum and update my spreadsheet. Thanks to the formulas I use, it automagically adds up the current value of things in the museum.

Now, if I had two monitors on this desktop, I wouldn't have to worry about how to get my screenshots through to this forum. THAT is the part I really struggle with.

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Re: Completing an Immortal Dynasty Hints and Tips
« Reply #273 on: January 02, 2013, 12:39:38 PM »
Hey, guys...I'm sort of starting to collect ideas for my next effort, and I'm wondering. What are some towns people don't have too much trouble with? Besides the starting two, I mean; Sunset Valley's a little played out, and I'm not yet confident I can work within Riverview again without playing out the same old story (but I do have some ideas...) I know that Hidden Springs, the only other option I've really sat down and vetted, can get problematic fast, so....Reccomendations for a town?
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« Reply #274 on: January 02, 2013, 12:53:10 PM »
It depends on what you have.  There's a bug right now for towns with combined rabbit holes not giving opportunities so that's half of the towns right there. 

I'm a big fan of Lunar Lakes, Lucky Palms, Sunlit Tides and Monte Vista right now.   The loading times aren't horrendous at all.  Artie at his worst was still within a half hour at week 62.   And that was with meticulous memory deletion.    Not to mention these worlds are all very open for customization with the placement of needed lots.  SV you run out of space but I didn't have that problem with these spots.  I know the store worlds aren't available to everyone though.

 It comes down to what kind of story are you telling and what town just.. fits.    Something to always consider is how well do you know the town you're choosing.  Are you going to need to scramble for special seeds?  Do you have any idea what the residents are like for spouse choice or possible helpers?   Is the town pretty in a blanket of snow? :)  That kind of thing you know?
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