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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1075 on: November 11, 2012, 05:35:33 AM »
I suspect (hope  ;)) you're right indeed, but I wanted to be crystal clear on it. I'm sorry for the Mods because I always end up with some tricky questions. Can't help... ???

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Important: these must all be in place concurrently when it’s time to add an heir.

I hope that the "time to add an heir" means the woohoo moment indeed.

There is no risk my founder ever has a wish to have first kid, she ended up with the Dislikes the Children trait. I just hope for her she won't have to try too many times before a heir is born.

Regarding the "uniqueness" of the BF, my understanding is that no other household member (heir/spouse/spare - as long as they're under the control of the player) can ever become BF with it, and this for the whole duration of the challenge, from the very first day to the last one.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1076 on: November 11, 2012, 05:54:50 AM »
I didn't think it mattered if a spouse or spare met the bf, as they don't really count in the requirements like an heir does and therefore wouldn't invalidate the founder/heir's claim to finished requirements/age freeze potion/young again potion/nooboos.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1077 on: November 11, 2012, 06:33:48 AM »
I've started a new Life State Dynasty and I think my founder has reached the points where all her 7 requirements are done. But I have a few questions.

First, as a 6th and last challenge I picked up the firefly collection. There are 8 different fireflies and she collected them all, but there is a bug when I look at her collection tab. The "statistic" part shows 56 fireflies collected and 100% unique fireflies found, which is correct and means she has completed the challenge. But when I scroll down, the "challenges" part doesn't update the firefly collector challenge properly, it remains grey. Am I right to consider it's just a UI bug and that she's good with her 6th challenge? (I can upload screenshots if needed)

Yes, you're fine and should consider that one finished. I know that one of the Consignment challenges wigs out too and does not darken as complete despite the fact that statistics above say otherwise.

Then, as a unique BF, I picked up the unicorn for her since she's Equestrian. There are best friend forever at the moment, but my founder has reached 3 stars in her celebrity status. This means that the poor sim has been suffering permanent public disgraces for a while now, and all her relationships tanked because of this, excepted the ones with household members (her husband and 3 horses). She's succeeded to maintain BFship with the unicorn so far. But if it doesn't show up in the world for a week or two, and that can happen sometimes, there is no way she can keep that BF status.

So my question is: up to what point exactly do I have to maintain the unique BF?
  • Up to the first time a baby is conceived (chimes are heard)? And that could happen asap but she'll certainly be disgraced for woohooing with her eternally faithful husband :-(
  • Up to the birth of the first baby, whether that baby has the right occult type or not?
  • Up to the moment a baby of the right occult type to be the heir is born?

I can't hide that I have a strong preference for the first option, this whole celebrity/paparazzi system is insane  ;D

It's #1. You need all the requirements in place and then you are allowed to try for a baby.

As a side question, her LTW was The Jockey. There was a bug there too, because it was marked "completed" when she reached 11.000$ out of the 40.000$ needed. Since then, the counter still shows 11.000/40.000$ despite the fact that she has earned much more with her competitions at the Equestrian Center, enough to fulfill it in fact. Does it matter at all since the LTW isn't part of the requirements for this dynasty?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1078 on: November 11, 2012, 06:54:18 AM »
Thank you Metro for the quick answer. My pretty I-hate-kids-founder can brace herself for the future shiny crying babies  ;D
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1079 on: November 11, 2012, 08:50:43 AM »
I didn't think it mattered if a spouse or spare met the bf, as they don't really count in the requirements like an heir does and therefore wouldn't invalidate the founder/heir's claim to finished requirements/age freeze potion/young again potion/nooboos.

The rule specifically says that the BF is not allowed to be a BF of any other household member.  If the spares and spouse are in the household, then can't be BFs with the person  either, ever.  It would invalidate the person who used them.  A lot like having an heir do an opp claimed by the founder.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1080 on: November 11, 2012, 04:21:24 PM »
Question re ghosts.

It's been a long while since I played with a ghost, but if memory serves, they tote around a tombstone in their inventory; at any given time, you can click on it and receive the option of having them return to the netherworld, which effectively removes them from play.

If this still exists, is this permissible (since they're already dead, you aren't killing them again), or is it off limits (since removing them from gameplay could also be a form of killing them)?

I'm not planning a ghost in my Dynasty, mind you, just curiosity's sake.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1081 on: November 11, 2012, 06:11:51 PM »
Just want to make sure my founder's spouse can purchase the collection helper reward, but NOT count it towards one of her ltrs. :)



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1082 on: November 11, 2012, 07:13:05 PM »
Any LTRs purchased by a spouse or spare do not count as unique LTRs for any heir.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1083 on: November 11, 2012, 07:17:13 PM »
I just want to make sure I can purchase it. And even though I have the gates locked, zombies STILL got to my garden! :(

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« Reply #1084 on: November 11, 2012, 07:22:03 PM »
I can't imagine how they did that. They're not supposed to be able to. :(
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1085 on: November 11, 2012, 07:41:50 PM »
The rule specifically says that the BF is not allowed to be a BF of any other household member.  If the spares and spouse are in the household, then can't be BFs with the person  either, ever.  It would invalidate the person who used them.  A lot like having an heir do an opp claimed by the founder.

But I thought spouses and spares have no restriction as they could complete any skill challenges have any career etc (or is that wrong too?).  I understand an heir can't do an opp claimed by the founder but I didn't know spouses and spares can't do the opp either.

So if you found out after moving in say, generation 3's spouse that he/she is best friends with the founder's BF, you are automatically disqualified?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1086 on: November 11, 2012, 08:01:06 PM »
I know, it makes me very sad. I'm so close to super maxing gardening, and cooking is coming along nicely! I want wereboos!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1087 on: November 11, 2012, 08:08:59 PM »
But I thought spouses and spares have no restriction as they could complete any skill challenges have any career etc (or is that wrong too?).  I understand an heir can't do an opp claimed by the founder but I didn't know spouses and spares can't do the opp either.

So if you found out after moving in say, generation 3's spouse that he/she is best friends with the founder's BF, you are automatically disqualified?

You're confusing the two different examples in the quote.   What I said was a spouse or spare being BFs with the BF of the founder would invalidate the founder's BF Like having another heir do an opp that the founder claimed.  I didn't say anything about a spouse or spare doing an opp.  Spouses and spares can do all the opps they want but they cannot be BFs with any of the heir's unique BFs.

In the case of moving in someone who ends up being BFs with the founders BF, that's a slim chance depending on the race of the BF in the first place.  No you wouldn't be automatically disqualified but you might want to think of hurting the relationship a little bit.   I don't remember the last time I moved someone in that was actually BFs with anyone else in town. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1088 on: November 11, 2012, 08:39:46 PM »
Right, okay.  So the BF requirement is the only restriction spares and spouses have that might endanger an heir's uniqueness requirement?  I've move in townies that are best friends with family members.  It's a slim chance but still a possibility. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1089 on: November 11, 2012, 11:04:11 PM »
I hope that, "I've moved in townies that are best friends with family members," you mean that you've moved in a townie who was a best friend/romantic interest to the heir, and that said heir is the one who did the inviting. Since moving in helpers disqualifies you from HoF.

(Assuming you're going for HoF, that is.)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1090 on: November 11, 2012, 11:11:55 PM »
I just want to make sure I can purchase it. And even though I have the gates locked, zombies STILL got to my garden! :(

I have had zombies spawn inside of a fenced-in area with a locked gate, if there is a big enough empty space. To prevent this I spread the plants out more or make the fenced-in area smaller.


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1091 on: November 12, 2012, 02:22:19 AM »
I have had zombies spawn inside of a fenced-in area with a locked gate, if there is a big enough empty space. To prevent this I spread the plants out more or make the fenced-in area smaller.
Really? I didn't think that was possible. I've had zombies spawn inside my gates but that was after I unlocked them to let in my heir's chess opponents through and forgot to relock..

My zombies do seem to be spawning earlier and earlier though. When I first started playing they only spawned around midnight or even later, but now they seem to spawn as soon as the full moon rises, right around when my werewolves turn.


Oh, I had a question about the combined rabbitholes. I'm playing in Starlight Shores (regretting my choice a little now, since there don't seem to be that many families and the majority of them are either fairies or werewolves at the moment) and there are a few combined rabbitholes like the city hall/military/police station. My Ghost Hunter heir sprang an opp at the police station to Help the Investigation, which he did like a good little wolf, but it didn't register as complete. I can still count it, right?

I won't even ask about replacement buildings though, since there isn't really any space left after I placed the equestrian stuff. I'm just glad the school is on its own and not combined with anything.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1092 on: November 12, 2012, 03:01:47 AM »
My Ghost Hunter heir sprang an opp at the police station to Help the Investigation, which he did like a good little wolf, but it didn't register as complete. I can still count it, right?

Are you sure the "Help the investigation" opportunity was a ghost hunter one? I ask because I played a ghost hunter in September (after patch 1.39 & with Supernatural EP) and he would receive this opp once a week on average. But for me it showed up as an opp for the Fortune teller career. You can tell by looking at the little icon of the opportunity once you have locked it up. I had the same behaviour: my Sim could do it at the Police station, but it wouldn't complete. I even had the little "opportunity completed" music playing over and over until I deleted the opp from his tab. It's a bug since ghost hunters shouldn't receive opp for another career. As a side note, I've been playing a fortune teller for the last week, and he hasn't received it a single time ?!? Crazy game ;-)

And my Ghost hunter could find 3 different career opportunities in Sunset Valley: one at the science lab (Spirit Donation), one for the criminal warehouse (Scare the Crooks) and one for the school (Best Haunted House Ever). They all required him to bring 5 spirits. I *believe* there is also another one at the theatre but he never got it. Good luck with your ghost hunter.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1093 on: November 12, 2012, 04:56:29 AM »
Are you sure the "Help the investigation" opportunity was a ghost hunter one? I ask because I played a ghost hunter in September (after patch 1.39 & with Supernatural EP) and he would receive this opp once a week on average. But for me it showed up as an opp for the Fortune teller career. You can tell by looking at the little icon of the opportunity once you have locked it up. I had the same behaviour: my Sim could do it at the Police station, but it wouldn't complete. I even had the little "opportunity completed" music playing over and over until I deleted the opp from his tab. It's a bug since ghost hunters shouldn't receive opp for another career. As a side note, I've been playing a fortune teller for the last week, and he hasn't received it a single time ?!? Crazy game ;-)

And my Ghost hunter could find 3 different career opportunities in Sunset Valley: one at the science lab (Spirit Donation), one for the criminal warehouse (Scare the Crooks) and one for the school (Best Haunted House Ever). They all required him to bring 5 spirits. I *believe* there is also another one at the theatre but he never got it. Good luck with your ghost hunter.

Lol you're right. He just got it again and I see now that the icon is different. Weird bug. Oh well, he just sprang a couple of other opps (including the theatre one) so I guess it's not a problem. Thanks though. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1094 on: November 12, 2012, 05:29:02 PM »
I needed more space to garden, but I'll simply have her move out the non outstanding or perfect plants, and slim it down that way. Hmmph. *Remembers to install peashooter*

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1095 on: November 13, 2012, 12:18:34 AM »
I have a weird glitch going on in my game. I've got areas that the game thinks has an object, but no object is there. I've described the problem on the technical help board looking for answers. If the problem were contained to only a couple of areas I could handle it, but it keeps happening in new areas that were previously ok.

 http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,13226.0.html

I know I keep asking what could be considered dumb questions, but I have never participated in a challenge in all the years I have been playing Sims. So what I need to know is if the 'constrainfloorelevation' is a usable cheat, or get permission to use it. If that doesn't work I would like to try sending the family to the clipboard, bulldozing, and sending them back.

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« Reply #1096 on: November 13, 2012, 02:21:46 AM »
Oh, wow. You just totally made my night with your problem (which sounds terrible!). I've been having the same weird glitch in my own game, but I figured it was just because I can't stop rebuilding my house. I don't have any objects in that particular area, so it's not such a huge deal for me, but I am interested in the solution.

So what happens when you wall off one of your sims, and the only way to get to the other end is to walk through the afflicted spot? Do they walk through it then, or do the can't-get-there dance? If the latter, do they show what the object is that's blocking their path?

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« Reply #1097 on: November 13, 2012, 04:10:51 AM »
They end up doing the can't-get-there dance. It never says what is preventing them though, just the single 'not gonna happen' bubble. Be careful with this glitch though. It's like a Tribble. You get one and dozens are on the way. It started in one spot outside, so I built to the side of it, leaving that spot in the yard. Then it started on the first floor, then the second. When I posted the thread in technical it was only on those floors, and it's now on the third floor as well. I've tried flattening the lot using the vanilla build/buy section, with no luck, so I don't have a lot of faith in the constrainfloorelevation cheat working, but I'm willing to try anything. I'll let you know what happens when/if I get permission to use the options I asked about.
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« Reply #1098 on: November 13, 2012, 04:15:34 AM »
They end up doing the can't-get-there dance. It never says what is preventing them though, just the single 'not gonna happen' bubble. Be careful with this glitch though. It's like a Tribble. You get one and dozens are on the way. It started in one spot outside, so I built to the side of it, leaving that spot in the yard. Then it started on the first floor, then the second. When I posted the thread in technical it was only on those floors, and it's now on the third floor as well. I've tried flattening the lot using the vanilla build/buy section, with no luck, so I don't have a lot of faith in the constrainfloorelevation cheat working, but I'm willing to try anything. I'll let you know what happens when/if I get permission to use the options I asked about.


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1099 on: November 13, 2012, 05:55:56 AM »
I have a weird glitch going on in my game. I've got areas that the game thinks has an object, but no object is there. I've described the problem on the technical help board looking for answers. If the problem were contained to only a couple of areas I could handle it, but it keeps happening in new areas that were previously ok.

 http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,13226.0.html

I know I keep asking what could be considered dumb questions, but I have never participated in a challenge in all the years I have been playing Sims. So what I need to know is if the 'constrainfloorelevation' is a usable cheat, or get permission to use it. If that doesn't work I would like to try sending the family to the clipboard, bulldozing, and sending them back.

CFE is an allowable building cheat.

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