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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #125 on: September 17, 2012, 10:23:13 PM »
My Sim has made friends with a Ghost. I do not want to use him as a spouse, but can he still be counted for the best friend requirement even though he only shows up in the relationship panel some of the time?

EDIT to add another question:

My Sim just had a Private Wedding with her new Witchy spouse! However... Something odd has happened  :o
In the box that pops up to arrange the new households, the yellow "!" triangle is there, the one that pops up if there is a child but no adult, or only a pet. Except in this case, it says "Too many Sims for one household"
Not counting the spouse (who is the only one I want to add to my household), there are 9, I repeat, NINE Sims living in the house! Meaning before the marriage, there were 10! I didn't think this was even possible!
I do not have ANY mods in my game whatsoever. I do not have any 3rd party CC, only stuff from the official store.
Now for my question: I do not remember if it was decided in the workbench thread whether or not we are allowed to move in spares. Can I just bring a random person into my household, and then move them out again to a different house?


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2012, 12:51:21 AM »
Now for my question: I do not remember if it was decided in the workbench thread whether or not we are allowed to move in spares. Can I just bring a random person into my household, and then move them out again to a different house?
I can't answer the 9 sims thing, unless you have pets - then it's up to 8 sims and 6 pets, with the total in the household being 10 in whatever combination tickles your fancy.

And the answer to what I quoted is a negative. The only one to move in is the spouse/partner.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #127 on: September 18, 2012, 05:44:48 AM »
I can't think of all the different types of items that can be added to the Mausoleum... I can only come up with six. :/ Paintings, photographs, inventions, books, sculptures, and bottles of nectar. What else will count toward the Mausoleum items? Do collections of rare stones/perfect fishes count?

Thanks in advance! I've just started this challenge, and I hope I can complete it!
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #128 on: September 18, 2012, 05:57:45 AM »
I can't think of all the different types of items that can be added to the Mausoleum... I can only come up with six. :/ Paintings, photographs, inventions, books, sculptures, and bottles of nectar. What else will count toward the Mausoleum items? Do collections of rare stones/perfect fishes count?

Thanks in advance! I've just started this challenge, and I hope I can complete it!

Fish (mounted so they don't die), harvested veggies, potions, elixirs, and I'm sure there are some I'm forgetting.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #129 on: September 18, 2012, 06:08:41 AM »
The list I have for items for the masoleum are:
Paintings.(From the painting skill,base game)
Potions(from the logic skill,generations)
Photographs(From the photography skill,world adventures)
Sculptures(from the sculpting skill,ambitions.)
Nectar(From nectar making skill,world adventures)
Perfect Plants(From Gardening skill,base game.)
Inventions(from inventing skill,ambitions)
Mounted fish(From the fishing skill,base game)
Elixrs(From the alchemy skill,supernatural.)
Books(from the writing skill,base game.)

The riding trophies from the riding skill may count but I am not sure on that one. The rest of the skills do not produced any objects that can be placed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #130 on: September 18, 2012, 06:18:01 AM »
My Sim has made friends with a Ghost. I do not want to use him as a spouse, but can he still be counted for the best friend requirement even though he only shows up in the relationship panel some of the time?

EDIT to add another question:

My Sim just had a Private Wedding with her new Witchy spouse! However... Something odd has happened  :o
In the box that pops up to arrange the new households, the yellow "!" triangle is there, the one that pops up if there is a child but no adult, or only a pet. Except in this case, it says "Too many Sims for one household"
Not counting the spouse (who is the only one I want to add to my household), there are 9, I repeat, NINE Sims living in the house! Meaning before the marriage, there were 10! I didn't think this was even possible!
I do not have ANY mods in my game whatsoever. I do not have any 3rd party CC, only stuff from the official store.
Now for my question: I do not remember if it was decided in the workbench thread whether or not we are allowed to move in spares. Can I just bring a random person into my household, and then move them out again to a different house?

Yes you can count the ghost if at the time you finish all 7 items, it still says best friend when you speak to them.  I would invite them over and double make sure. 

As for the really large household - The Sim that you married was probably a homeless Sim.  Homeless Sims can sometimes all live in the same household.  In my immortal dynasty, the homeless Sim household currently houses around 50 people.    To confirm, Shirin's answer, it says in the rules only spouses and spares may move in. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #131 on: September 18, 2012, 06:34:30 AM »
The list I have for items for the masoleum are:
Paintings.(From the painting skill,base game)
Potions(from the logic skill,generations)
Photographs(From the photography skill,world adventures)
Sculptures(from the sculpting skill,ambitions.)
Nectar(From nectar making skill,world adventures)
Perfect Plants(From Gardening skill,base game.)
Inventions(from inventing skill,ambitions)
Mounted fish(From the fishing skill,base game)
Elixrs(From the alchemy skill,supernatural.)
Books(from the writing skill,base game.)

The riding trophies from the riding skill may count but I am not sure on that one. The rest of the skills do not produced any objects that can be placed.

Rachel

Riding Trophies do count as the only item that counts for both career reward and 7 items.  It's in the FAQ post. (Reminder we have a FAQ post! :D)

Two more entries would be:
*Upgraded Appliances - Handiness Skill -- Metro said that this one works but they need to be in the mausoleum so in my mind remember this means that it will be in a place for show not necessarily in use.
*Gems from board breaking - Martial Arts Skill --  Gems are allowed only through board breaking because it requires level 10 in the skill as well as a skill challenge to actually get them.

Two new entries from UL are:
*Samples - Science Skill
*Graffiti - Street Art Skill


Small note: Plants don't have to be perfect to be placed in the mausoleum.  You could just as easily just put 7 omni plants in there or money bags from your money bag trees.  Value isn't a factor for this dynasy so you don't even have to get 7 of the best items just 7 items.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #132 on: September 18, 2012, 06:47:13 AM »
Thank you so much! I may have missed in the FAQ if it got updated since I last read it. >.< My bad!
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #133 on: September 18, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »
Thank you so much! I may have missed in the FAQ if it got updated since I last read it. >.< My bad!

I went ahead and linked to my post with Rachel's quote in the rules. 

Big Thank you to Rachel for the list and Teresa before this for going over everything which reminded us to include the riding trophies.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #134 on: September 18, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »
Its not a homeless Sims Household. My Sim is trying to Marry Jules MacDuff, who is part of a starting household in a fresh neighborhood. The MacDuff Family includes Flint, Joanie (who is pregnant at the start), Joe, Jules, and Faith, as well as Lora and Felicity MacDuff who appear to be twins resulting from Joanie's Pregnancy. The additional Sims are Helen Hall, who originally lived in the Goth house of Ghosts,  and Waylon Wolff, who starts out in the Wolff Family home.
The thing is, the merge households screen from marriage is not cancellable.
I can either, A: bring either Helen Hall or Waylon Wolff into my home, and immediately move them out into their starting home or another random family, or B: close the game and go back to a save from a few minutes before the marriage ceremony. I hope I don't have to restart though, I had no way of knowing this could happen, it seems to be breaking the game code's rules for sure.
I'll wait for a reply before going any further.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2012, 10:39:57 AM »
My guess is that the pregnancy wasn't recognized when Helen Hall and Waylon Wolff moved into the household. The game does that sometimes. It's not my decision, but I'd say that should be considered a game-breaking bug.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #136 on: September 18, 2012, 10:44:13 AM »
Its just bizzare though, the twins Lora and Felicity are children already, so even if Joanie gave birth at the very very start of the game, they should still only be toddlers as it is Day 2, week 2 in my game. Helen Hall definitely did NOT live there two or three sim days ago, as my Sim visited her at the Goth household and she invited me inside. The twins would have already been in the house. Not sure about Waylon Wolff, as my sim has not encountered him yet. Is it possible that Waylon and Helen are currently visiting the MacDuff household, and thats why they are appearing as part of the family?


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #137 on: September 18, 2012, 11:03:38 AM »
Go back to just before the ceremony and see if it happens again.  Only if it happens again do you have permission to invite Wolff or Hall in to kick out.  Don't sell anything in their inventory just as soon as you're able, use their cell phones to move them back out. 


As for aging up children, my founder had a family of townies.  Twins were born about the time my Gen 7 became a child.  She just turned teenager and now they're both children and their baby brother aged to toddler within 24 hours.  A couple of days later - he too is now a child.  So it's strange and game mechanics don't always make since with EA's Story Progression.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #138 on: September 18, 2012, 11:21:18 AM »
Ok will do, thanks Ricalynn.
I suppose we have the ability to age people up early, so the game can too.


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #139 on: September 19, 2012, 05:26:47 AM »
Definitely want to give this one a try! Have failed all the other challenges I tried to do, but I guess practise makes perfect !

There is just one question i would like to ask and I'm sorry if it has already been asked and I missed it, I don't have much experience with the imaginary friends so I just wanted to clarify, if I wanted an imaginary friend life state then I would have to make the heirs imaginary friend real, then hopefully if it is the right gender, marry it, then the babies would have a 50/50 chance of being an imaginary friend style sim ?


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« Reply #140 on: September 19, 2012, 05:45:46 AM »
That is correct.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #141 on: September 19, 2012, 07:16:34 AM »
Definitely want to give this one a try! Have failed all the other challenges I tried to do, but I guess practise makes perfect !

There is just one question i would like to ask and I'm sorry if it has already been asked and I missed it, I don't have much experience with the imaginary friends so I just wanted to clarify, if I wanted an imaginary friend life state then I would have to make the heirs imaginary friend real, then hopefully if it is the right gender, marry it, then the babies would have a 50/50 chance of being an imaginary friend style sim ?

You can determine the sex while the heir is a toddler by having them click on the doll and change the name.  It will ask if you want a girls or boys name.  I haven't been able to change the name during any other stage, it seems for me it always has to be the toddler stage.  Also if I don't change the name, the imaginary friend is always the same gender as the kid.  Not sure if that is always true but it has been always true for me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #142 on: September 19, 2012, 07:21:43 AM »
You might even be able to change the name/gender in the infant stage but if you want to make an IF real, you need to change the name very early on and then build the relationship.  If you change the name later, all the relationship building you've been done will be erased and you have to start over.


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2012, 09:27:57 AM »
For this challenge, it is fine if two heirs reach level 10 in the same skill, as long as the 5000 point wish is only claimed by one, and the skill challenges only claimed by one, and the skill certificate only used as a placeable object by one, right? Or could neither heir use he skill certificate?


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« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2012, 09:32:07 AM »
As far as I know the skill certificates have to be unique to each Sim. So two Sims could max painting but only one could use the skill certificate as a career reward.

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« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2012, 09:45:42 AM »
Also, once an heir has completed all the requirements, we are free to bring in the next heir and extend their life. Does it matter which we do first? Does the heir need to be born before we can extend life? My founder was 4 days away from elder when she completed all of her requirements, and since she is human, I wanted to stop her aging ASAP. I did that before bringing in the next heir.
Also, her baby was born human (even though I had used the Procreation Elixir on BOTH parents!). She did not use "Have a Child" as a 5K wish. She can have another baby, right?


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #146 on: September 19, 2012, 09:51:56 AM »
For this challenge, it is fine if two heirs reach level 10 in the same skill, as long as the 5000 point wish is only claimed by one, and the skill challenges only claimed by one, and the skill certificate only used as a placeable object by one, right? Or could neither heir use he skill certificate?

If Heir A maxes painting and gets the skill certificate for his requirements, if Heir B also maxes painting it's a problem because  Heir B will also get a skill certificate whether or not they're "claiming" the certificate for requirements. Try and forget about the whole "claiming" concept...it's confusing to be honest. The certificate is no longer unique to Heir A because B also received one.

Also, once an heir has completed all the requirements, we are free to bring in the next heir and extend their life. Does it matter which we do first? Does the heir need to be born before we can extend life?

Yeah, as soon as the 7 requirements are done you qualify to extend an Heir's life AND bring in the next heir -- but they're not connected in any way -- i.e. you do not need to bring in another heir in order to extend life...it's the 7 requirements that unlock that privilege. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #147 on: September 19, 2012, 09:58:10 AM »
Thank you Rachel and Teresa for the information on imaginary friends :) I was unaware that you could change the gender, so that is a big help.

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« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2012, 10:43:47 AM »
Ok makes sense, so Heir A could reach say Level 8 in Logic, and Heir B Reach Level 10, receive AND claim the skill certificate, and complete the skill challenges?
That way Heir A has not overlapped with Heir B for any requirements.


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #149 on: September 19, 2012, 11:03:30 AM »
Like Metro said - I would stop worrying about claiming something because even if it's not claimed and it's one of those things that is supposed to be unique. If more than one person does it but only one claims it then it's forfeit for both of them.   

Unique Best Friend - this person should probably never meet anyone else in your house ever.  No one else in your house under any circumstances should ever reach best friend status with this person so if you have celebrity Sims with charisma skill challenges & the attractive LTR - hide your friend in a closet and never let them visit the house.
Unique career rewards -  no else gets these but one person.  If you use a skill certificate, that means no other heir can max that skill.
Unique Opportunities - only one heir can do accept and finish this.
Unique LTRs - only one heir can have bought the LTR ever.
Unique wishes - Only one heir can accept and complete these wishes.  That means if you want to use Have First Child wish with one heir.  Never ever accept that wish for another heir.  It is not allowed to be completed until you get to the heir that you want to use that wish for.
Unique skill challenges  - Only one heir can have these done so if you want to use the collecting skill challenges only one heir should ever pick up beetles so none of the others have the chance to nullify his/her requirement
Unique items in mausoleum - Go ahead and plan to do these with skills that only one heir will ever learn.  It will make things more simple.  You don't have to but it will help with some of the other requirements if only the heir knows this skill (skill challenges, career reward, wishes )
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