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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1175 on: November 18, 2012, 08:09:03 PM »
It might take a little while but you should see plenty of supernaturals within a few weeks.

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« Reply #1176 on: November 18, 2012, 08:09:50 PM »
Hi everyone!  I have read the first few pages of this thread but I admit I haven't read all of it... I just had a quick question.  Because we cannot use elixirs to create supernaturals (right?) we are basically stuck in Moonlight Falls, correct?  Obviously, a major rule is that you cannot create sims in CAS to add to towns in this challenge.  Has anyone tried to play this challenge in another town?  I am just curious and wanted to see how that could be done, if at all!

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It takes a few sim days for the supernaturals to show up an any other town, but it does happen.
Plus, if you were to just go to the Life State Synasty stories page, and just read the first chapter/the propogue, you will notice that there are definitely Life State Dynasty stories in other towns.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1177 on: November 18, 2012, 09:45:13 PM »
Fourth Gen Diamond's father died today. While the family mourns his loss, Diamond decided she wanted to resurrect him and so popped up the 10,000 point wish to use Ambrosia to bring him back. I know that you are allowed to resurrect a ghost if you are using them as a spouse, but since he is/was the spouse of Third Gen Emerald, is this still allowed?

I've searched trying to find the answer on my own, but can't find one for this situation. Is this ok or do I need to pass on it?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1178 on: November 18, 2012, 09:48:08 PM »
Sorry Jaymi.. I thought I had posted an answer when I answered a bunch of things this morning.   There are no restrictions when it comes to extending the life of a spare or spouse.  That means if you want to rez them then you can, no problem.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1179 on: November 18, 2012, 09:59:28 PM »
It's ok Rica, I understand there were a bunch of questions for you this morning. Thanks!
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1180 on: November 20, 2012, 10:07:26 AM »
I thought I'd seen a question already about snow days, but I can't find it now even though I searched through the last few pages. Apologies if I missed it.

If a child has an A and would definitely be on the Honour Roll the next day, but it's a snow day, can we count it? The child in question in my family had 5 days left before aging up. Wednesday was a snow day (no school), thursday Snowflake Day (no school), friday another snow day (no school), then it was the weekend! I knew I'd lose one of the three weekdays, but I wasn't expecting to lose all three.  Or are we just out of luck if this happens?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1181 on: November 20, 2012, 10:14:51 AM »
Just out of luck.   The possibility of snow days and festival days is something that players need to account for when setting their season length or even what seasons they plan on playing with.   There was a warning posted in the Townie DecaDynasty but not this one and I think that's where you saw it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1182 on: November 20, 2012, 10:25:33 AM »
So I'm toying with the idea of restarting this challenge in Riverview, just because it's been forever since I've played there and I'm a little sick of the town I'm currently in. (My town is currently not providing much potential spouse material outside of the species I already have and it's getting really annoying.) The problem is, I really want to put down the movie studio but there are no 64x64 lots available that I know of. I know the rules say we can "juggle" empty lots, but what exactly does that mean? Can I take a 40x30 lot and the 30x30 lot nextdoor, bulldoze them, and replace them with a 64x64? What about taking a 60x60 lot and replacing it with a 64x64? In other words, does the new combined lot have to be exactly the same size as if I just added the smaller ones together, or can it be a rough approximation? And does the new lot have to touch the road, or can it just be kind of close-ish?

I don't usually mess with my worlds too much, so I'm sorry if these sound like dumb questions. :-X

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1183 on: November 20, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »
You can remove empty lots (Keyword: empty) and replace them with smaller lots or larger lots as you need.  They don't have to touch the road unless you want them to.  I know that placing lots can sometimes cause problems when you're trying to get them really close.  If you wanted I could take pictures of my redone Riverview just for this challenge so you could see what I did. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1184 on: November 20, 2012, 10:40:12 AM »
You can remove empty lots (Keyword: empty) and replace them with smaller lots or larger lots as you need.  They don't have to touch the road unless you want them to.  I know that placing lots can sometimes cause problems when you're trying to get them really close.  If you wanted I could take pictures of my redone Riverview just for this challenge so you could see what I did.
....you just opened a whole world of possibilities with that. And yes, I would love to see what you've done. I've already shuffled around all of the automatically-placed lots that came with the expansions but I'm not really satisfied with it yet. :-\

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« Reply #1185 on: November 20, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
Just remember you only get one chance to do Edit Town (unless we get new lots).  So while I said as you need.  That as you need means as you need to make the game playable.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1186 on: November 20, 2012, 11:16:03 AM »
Just remember you only get one chance to do Edit Town (unless we get new lots).  So while I said as you need.  That as you need means as you need to make the game playable.
Of course. :) I meant it in the sense of "oh good, so if I need this lot size I can just replace this lot over here with the kind I need" rather than "I suddenly find myself in need of this lot I didn't need before, I guess I'll just add it now." Looking it over again though I do realize what it could be read as lol. (Please forgive me, I'm living in a foreign country and newly married to a man who doesn't speak English well, so my native tongue may be slipping away from me. :-\)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1187 on: November 20, 2012, 11:42:30 AM »
Here are the pictures of Riverview that I have mentioned before.


Over by the Brokes - we have The Grind, junkyard & Watering Hole Saloon from AP.


Fire Station in the top left corner.   The Juice bar remade into a hangout.  The two long parks into a cat park and dog park.  The Gazebo is now a big park. 


Vampire Lounge from Moonlight Falls across from the Academy.  The Salon from AP up by the Joys and the smaller equestrian center was placed on a new lot that I made over an existing one.


Nectary over by large fishery and the Zoomsweeper broom park is placed behind the house on the hill.


And the dynasty lot taken by the horse ranch since you can't buy it anyway.
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« Reply #1188 on: November 20, 2012, 01:48:24 PM »
It mentions on the list of careers and their rewards that the DNA branch of Law Enforcement can have a painting certificate as a reward. I know that there is a particular level in the career you need to reach to need the painting skill as a career requirement but could I could the painting certificate before I reach that level?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1189 on: November 20, 2012, 01:57:48 PM »
Just out of luck.   The possibility of snow days and festival days is something that players need to account for when setting their season length or even what seasons they plan on playing with.   There was a warning posted in the Townie DecaDynasty but not this one and I think that's where you saw it.

Ah well, fourth time lucky,  maybe, and time to try another town.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1190 on: November 20, 2012, 02:25:20 PM »
You can add the Nectary to home towns?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1191 on: November 20, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
You can add the Nectary to home towns?

And the Academy too?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1192 on: November 20, 2012, 03:54:33 PM »
It mentions on the list of careers and their rewards that the DNA branch of Law Enforcement can have a painting certificate as a reward. I know that there is a particular level in the career you need to reach to need the painting skill as a career requirement but could I could the painting certificate before I reach that level?

In my opinion, I am sure that you could work on the painting skill at any time, but until you reach level 5 of the law enforcement career and choose to go up the DNA branch, the painting skill is not a requirement yet and so would not count as a career reward. Only after painting becomes a requirement of the career would the skill certificate count as a career reward.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1193 on: November 20, 2012, 03:57:48 PM »
It mentions on the list of careers and their rewards that the DNA branch of Law Enforcement can have a painting certificate as a reward. I know that there is a particular level in the career you need to reach to need the painting skill as a career requirement but could I could the painting certificate before I reach that level?
In my opinion, I am sure that you could work on the painting skill at any time, but until you reach level 5 of the law enforcement career and choose to go up the DNA branch, the painting skill is not a requirement yet and so would not count as a career reward. Only after painting becomes a requirement of the career would the skill certificate count as a career reward.

Jaymi is right.  You would have to actually be a part of that career to be able to use the reward.  Also - remember that hitting the top of the career is a 5000 LTHP wish so why wouldn't you want to do it anyway?

You can add the Nectary to home towns?
And the Academy too?

Would I have used them if they weren't allowed?  I wrote the FAQ on Edit Town.   The only stipulation we've ever used in any of the dynasties was that you could only use EA-created lots.   

The Nectary register has always been allowed through purchasing it as a lot owner and the academy only counts as a place to practice.  The tournament still has to be completed in China.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1194 on: November 20, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
I think many of us, myself included, looked at the fact that the 2012 Tournament General Rules states "World Adventure specific lots cannot be added to your town" and that the rules of this challenge say any "standard EA designed buildings are missing from your town", which I personally don't consider these to be since they are WA specific, and concluded that they could not be used in the dynasties. But I am guessing that since the dynasties are not an actual part of the tournament that this doesn't apply?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1195 on: November 20, 2012, 05:50:05 PM »
I think many of us, myself included, looked at the fact that the 2012 Tournament General Rules states "World Adventure specific lots cannot be added to your town" and that the rules of this challenge say any "standard EA designed buildings are missing from your town", which I personally don't consider these to be since they are WA specific, and concluded that they could not be used in the dynasties. But I am guessing that since the dynasties are not an actual part of the tournament that this doesn't apply?

The dynasties have never been a part of the tournament and they have their own rules which have never said "tournament rules also apply.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1196 on: November 21, 2012, 02:31:37 AM »
Is anyone else having trouble with the festival lots? I haven't tried a new game, I've just been playing my Lifestate Dynasty file. It's almost the end of the Fall season, and neither the summer nor the fall festivals have actually worked - no apple bobbing, haunting house or anything else. Is this a glitch, or only because I'm playing an old file?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1197 on: November 21, 2012, 02:37:44 AM »
Would I have used them if they weren't allowed?  I wrote the FAQ on Edit Town.   The only stipulation we've ever used in any of the dynasties was that you could only use EA-created towns.   


Of course I don't think you're breaking rules. I just never ever considered adding those lots and now I'm disappointed because I missed my chance. :(

Is anyone else having trouble with the festival lots? I haven't tried a new game, I've just been playing my Lifestate Dynasty file. It's almost the end of the Fall season, and neither the summer nor the fall festivals have actually worked - no apple bobbing, haunting house or anything else. Is this a glitch, or only because I'm playing an old file?

I could not tell you. I just started a new game in Twinbrook since I installed Seasons and the festival lot works fine.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1198 on: November 21, 2012, 03:47:30 AM »
The Nectary register has always been allowed through purchasing it as a lot owner and the academy only counts as a place to practice.  The tournament still has to be completed in China.

I also was unaware that we could use WA lots. But what do you mean by "purchasing it as a lot owner"?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1199 on: November 21, 2012, 10:08:05 AM »
Is anyone else having trouble with the festival lots? I haven't tried a new game, I've just been playing my Lifestate Dynasty file. It's almost the end of the Fall season, and neither the summer nor the fall festivals have actually worked - no apple bobbing, haunting house or anything else. Is this a glitch, or only because I'm playing an old file?

Some people were having trouble with the festivals starting and had to replace them a time or two before they would actually appear in their game.  You have permission to use Edit Town to delete the festival lot (& only festival lot) once and place it again.

I also was unaware that we could use WA lots. But what do you mean by "purchasing it as a lot owner"?

And thank a bunch for the screenshots. ;D

When you purchase real estate in the game, you have access to everything in the community objects section.  It only appears when editing a community lot.  In that section, there are registers, rabbit holes, picnic tables that will spawn the baskets, grills and a bunch of other things.
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