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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1125 on: November 15, 2012, 08:00:57 PM »
I've got mine in a basement under the house. Each heir has their own room, locked to everyone.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1126 on: November 15, 2012, 08:11:44 PM »
The mausoleum does need to be an actual place, but as Jaymi pointed out, you can put it underground.

Mine is actually currently on the third floor of my 3 floor house, and I'm thinking of moving it again.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1127 on: November 15, 2012, 09:37:09 PM »
I've got a separate room for each heir under their house underground, and they're inacessible. As far as I know, this is a permissible way to have the mausoleum as long as it's in rooms.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1128 on: November 15, 2012, 11:30:28 PM »
It can be a basement with 7 walls.  It can be a tower in the back yard.  It can be octagons lined up in the back of the lot.  It can be a purchased lot somewhere else in the world.  Allowed but remember if you have problems that can only be fixed certain ways, you could lose the mausoleum and then you would have failed.  My suggestion no matter what you do is to have the place completely inaccessible so that all items within the mausoleum can remain unharmed by a random passerby, burglar or just someone in the house.   If you choose to do upgraded appliances, those appliances can't be in use - they have to be in the mausoleum.   Plants (not fruit) have to be behind a fence so that your Sims can't get to them and get rid of them accidentally.


It's all a part of your strategy how you set it up.  Remember when you place items in the mausoleum, they can't be replaced because someone disposed of the plant or they ate the fruit.  The elixir that is suddenly missing or the nectar bottle that may have been drunk.   It has to be the exact 7 that you place when it counted for your requirement.   Replacements not allowed and because you lost one of your mausoleum pieces, if you have already moved onto the next generation this means you've failed.  End of HOF
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1129 on: November 15, 2012, 11:40:40 PM »
Is there a way to put up glass around the display cases? I think I've seen that but not sure how it was done.
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« Reply #1130 on: November 15, 2012, 11:41:58 PM »
You mean putting in a wall and adding windows?  Only certain display cases come with glass that actually sits on the display case and even then Sims can get to it.
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« Reply #1131 on: November 15, 2012, 11:46:48 PM »
Oh okay, I'll stick with walls then.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1132 on: November 15, 2012, 11:55:59 PM »
How do I protect my veggies and fruit then?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1133 on: November 15, 2012, 11:57:30 PM »
Putting up a fence that no one can get around or using the wall & window method.

I almost never have access to my museum/mausoleum by Sims.  That's why I tend to keep it in a basement under the house where I never look and has no stairs.   MoveObjects on can be a big help moving plants indoors so it's not a problem there.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1134 on: November 16, 2012, 01:44:48 PM »
I like using those hidden walls that came with World Adventures. My Sims never discover them on their own so therefore the mausoleum stays safe  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1135 on: November 16, 2012, 04:01:30 PM »
I know that seasons/weather are either switched on or off but is there any rules on how long you have to set each season at? E.g could you make the seasons shorter or make your favourite season the longest?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1136 on: November 16, 2012, 04:05:18 PM »
Rica or Metro will correct me if I am wrong but as far as I am aware you are allowed to change the length of each season so long as once set you never change it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1137 on: November 16, 2012, 05:07:11 PM »
Rica or Metro will correct me if I am wrong but as far as I am aware you are allowed to change the length of each season so long as once set you never change it.

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Yep, Rica already noted that in the Options set up part of the rules.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1138 on: November 16, 2012, 09:35:36 PM »
I never thought of making basement non accessible! How would that wrk for nectar making though...?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1139 on: November 16, 2012, 10:54:49 PM »
May I ask a question? Not sure if it's been asked before - but here goes: are you allowed to change your next heir's favourite colour/music/food type?

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« Reply #1140 on: November 16, 2012, 11:01:19 PM »
The rules only state that you have to randomize traits and choose the LTWs available so I would think that it would be ok to choose the favorite color/food/music as you wish.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1141 on: November 16, 2012, 11:05:43 PM »
Wait another dumb question... Won't my veggies spoil out in the open?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1142 on: November 16, 2012, 11:20:41 PM »
Hi, guys, quick question. My vamp male really wants Linda Rodgers to move in with him. The snag? She's got a toddler. I don't plan on using the toddler for anything as that would definitely violate the rules so my question is can I age the toddler up to a young adult and send her on her way?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1143 on: November 16, 2012, 11:28:04 PM »
Wait another dumb question... Won't my veggies spoil out in the open?

Vegetables once harvested don't spoil.  Only prepared food spoils.

Hi, guys, quick question. My vamp male really wants Linda Rodgers to move in with him. The snag? She's got a toddler. I don't plan on using the toddler for anything as that would definitely violate the rules so my question is can I age the toddler up to a young adult and send her on her way?

Age up the toddler before asking Linda to move in.  Don't move her in and then age her up. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1144 on: November 17, 2012, 04:31:21 AM »
If you choose to do upgraded appliances, those appliances can't be in use - they have to be in the mausoleum.   Plants (not fruit) have to be behind a fence so that your Sims can't get to them and get rid of them accidentally.

Could upgraded appliances (or the chef's fridge)  be used while in the mausoleum or would they also have to be fenced off?

It's all a part of your strategy how you set it up.  Remember when you place items in the mausoleum, they can't be replaced because someone disposed of the plant or they ate the fruit.  The elixir that is suddenly missing or the nectar bottle that may have been drunk.   It has to be the exact 7 that you place when it counted for your requirement.   Replacements not allowed and because you lost one of your mausoleum pieces, if you have already moved onto the next generation this means you've failed.  End of HOF

What about the police car (or the fire engine or car from the investigator career)?  They'd qualify as career objects for the mausoleum but I can't think of a way to stop a Sim randomly using a car sometimes, even if they have a different preferred vehicle and other cars are nearer and better.  Or would that be OK because you could replace the same object in the mausoleum?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1145 on: November 17, 2012, 09:20:19 AM »
Could upgraded appliances (or the chef's fridge)  be used while in the mausoleum or would they also have to be fenced off?

What about the police car (or the fire engine or car from the investigator career)?  They'd qualify as career objects for the mausoleum but I can't think of a way to stop a Sim randomly using a car sometimes, even if they have a different preferred vehicle and other cars are nearer and better.  Or would that be OK because you could replace the same object in the mausoleum?

All items to be placed into the mausoleum should not be used.  That includes everything.   Cars are one thing that would be hard because Sims can randomly take them; However, you can set a Sim's preferred vehicle to something else. You should assign another vehicle to be a Sim's preferred vehicle in an effort to leave the cars in the mausoleum.  Also I'm not sure that Cars placed with MoveObjects on can be used (will test that) so maybe instead of using a parking space, you should do that perhaps.  Keeping Cars in a Sim's inventory instead of parking on the lot seems to keep them only using that car in my experience and you don't have to have a hundred parking spaces to accomodate all the cars.

As for the fridge, the fridge is part of a fridge network.  The benefits of the chef's fridge as long as it's on the lot will spread to each of the fridges that you have on that same lot.  They just won't give you the walk-by moodlet.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1146 on: November 17, 2012, 09:32:22 AM »
I haven't used any of these yet, by the way.  My PI's car is just parked with the other cars, since she has plenty of other objects for the mausoleum.  I was just wondering how it would work if I had a police Sim or a chef later.  The playable ghosts seem to use stairs (so far, at least) but unplayable ones will sink through floors, so could certainly use appliances anywhere on the lot, even on a level with no access.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1147 on: November 17, 2012, 09:34:20 AM »
I haven't used any of these yet, by the way.  My PI's car is just parked with the other cars, since she has plenty of other objects for the mausoleum.  I was just wondering how it would work if I had a police Sim or a chef later.  The playable ghosts seem to use stairs (so far, at least) but unplayable ones will sink through floors, so could certainly use appliances anywhere on the lot, even on a level with no access.

That's true but you have control over the ghosts in the household so you can try to keep them from using the items without an issue.   



The Challenge Board team has finally been able to spend some time looking over all of the data that involves aliens.  Our final decision is that all abduction pregnancies must be sent home and cannot become part of the family ever.  The choice becomes available at the birth of the child of how to handle and the choice is always going to be "Send to Homeworld" or as I like to say return to sender.  Abduction pregnancies cannot be heirs because they break the bloodline which is essential in all dynasties.   However, Aliens are allowed to become part of the household.  After an alien is in the household, having an alien baby is possible.   

Special Note for Life States Dynasty players: A child cannot be an occult and an alien.   So while including aliens as part of the challenge, remember that you could run into difficulties when it comes time to bringing in the next generation.  We only have the information that has been worked out from testing so please keep us informed if you run into any difficulties that may be a concern for everyone.   Remember sometimes the odds are against you no matter what the two parents are that you won't have to keep trying though. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1148 on: November 17, 2012, 11:23:03 AM »
Special Note for Life States Dynasty players: A child cannot be an occult and an alien.   So while including aliens as part of the challenge, remember that you could run into difficulties when it comes time to bringing in the next generation.  We only have the information that has been worked out from testing so please keep us informed if you run into any difficulties that may be a concern for everyone.   Remember sometimes the odds are against you no matter what the two parents are that you won't have to keep trying though.

Yay I'm so happy with this ruling! :)  By difficulties do you just mean we might have a hard time getting the correct life state?

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« Reply #1149 on: November 17, 2012, 11:33:31 AM »
Exactly.   An alien is only an alien if they have enough DNA to be an alien.  And since they don't mix with occults, you may not know if you have the heir until child stage.  There is no way to tell if a child is an alien or not because they can't use their powers until they are a teenager and I don't know if non alien children can get the voice modulation.  Be very careful when adding aliens into your house.  Don't assume any of them are the correct one because remember the eye shape, ears and skin tone are all a part CAS now so that means it can be passed on even if the powers are not.   If they don't have any powers than they are just green skinned humans.

I'll see if I can run some tests later again on to pinpoint when you can figure out an alien is an alien to help everyone.
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