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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1350 on: December 22, 2012, 05:19:55 AM »
I figured it had been. *Sigh* My intent was not death, grr. Ah well.

You do not have to restart I was just explaining the Jellybean thing for future reference.In fact we are still in discusions over at challenge central on weather Jellybeans do apply to the accidental death rule. Will let you all know as soon as a descion is reached.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1351 on: December 22, 2012, 06:01:37 AM »
I have noticed that the chance seems to be biased in favour of the mother's life state. In two different files I have noticed this. One was a vampire father and fairy mother, who had one vampire child and four fairy children, and in another with a fairy father and witch mother, they have so far had one fairy child and four witch children.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1352 on: December 22, 2012, 09:31:43 AM »
I have noticed that the chance seems to be biased in favour of the mother's life state. In two different files I have noticed this. One was a vampire father and fairy mother, who had one vampire child and four fairy children, and in another with a fairy father and witch mother, they have so far had one fairy child and four witch children.

This seems to be random.   In two games I have actively, I had one set of triplets that was all the father's life state and in the other only 1 out of the 3 got the father's life state. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1353 on: December 22, 2012, 09:38:55 AM »
Geekchic,I would like to officially appologise to you and anyone else for my premature ruling about the effect of jellybeans. My Sims tend to die everytime they eat a jellybean so I assumed that the mortality rate was a lot higher then it is. So please forgive me and go back to eating jellybeans.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1354 on: December 22, 2012, 09:44:21 AM »
Geekchic,I would like to officially appologise to you and anyone else for my premature ruling about the effect of jellybeans. My Sims tend to die everytime they eat a jellybean so I assumed that the mortality rate was a lot higher then it is. So please forgive me and go back to eating jellybeans.

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To add to what Rachel said, just remember there is a chance of death so don't go filling up the action queue with eat jellybean - more than twice and really it's almost intentional if they did die at that point.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1355 on: December 23, 2012, 02:49:10 PM »
Call me Jenn. :) And it's ok, I've already deleted the file, I really don't mind. I did que it up, just to get the good results. No more jellybeans! All is forgiven.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1356 on: December 23, 2012, 02:51:27 PM »
Call me Jenn. :) And it's ok, I've already deleted the file, I really don't mind. I did que it up, just to get the good results. No more jellybeans! All is forgiven.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1357 on: December 24, 2012, 07:04:48 AM »
Not sure if this has been asked before (but I didn't find anything in the rules or FAQ about it). Can we put the 7 items for the family mausoleum inside a chest? Or do they have to be on display (like hanged on walls or placed on top of tables)?

I am planning to just put 7 chests inside my family mausoleum and fill them with the heirs' requirements, if the items can be put inside them (like paintings, elixirs, etc). This way, I won't need a huge mausoleum and it reduces the chance that someone will be drinking the elixirs or potions.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1358 on: December 24, 2012, 08:15:43 AM »
So a funny thing happened on the way to that last requirement... lol.
My founder only knows 3 Sims, including her soon-to-be husband. She made a best friend and BAM! as soon as the best friend was made, Grim came calling for the friend.
Can I pull the friend's tombstone from the mausoleum, place it on a community lot and still count the best friend, or do I need to find a new one? If I can count the dead friend now that she's a witchy ghost, do I have to wait for her to show up in ghost form?
Once the best friend requirement is done she will have fulfilled her requirements and be ready to have nooboos.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1359 on: December 24, 2012, 09:20:46 AM »
Due to ghosts not properly showing up in relationship panels, you have to find a new one.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1360 on: December 24, 2012, 10:36:33 AM »
Not sure if this has been asked before (but I didn't find anything in the rules or FAQ about it). Can we put the 7 items for the family mausoleum inside a chest? Or do they have to be on display (like hanged on walls or placed on top of tables)?

I am planning to just put 7 chests inside my family mausoleum and fill them with the heirs' requirements, if the items can be put inside them (like paintings, elixirs, etc). This way, I won't need a huge mausoleum and it reduces the chance that someone will be drinking the elixirs or potions.

I honestly don't know this answer and Metro is on vacation until after the holiday.   On one hand, I see nothing wrong with the use of chests; however, on the other hand - when I think museum/mausoleum, I think of it as a display of accomplishment.  Meaning it's there to be seen to show your progress and to make sure that you have everything.    Especially with the fact that I've been having chests delete their contents lately - written books seem to be widespread in that regard not sure about the rest.


So a funny thing happened on the way to that last requirement... lol.
My founder only knows 3 Sims, including her soon-to-be husband. She made a best friend and BAM! as soon as the best friend was made, Grim came calling for the friend.
Can I pull the friend's tombstone from the mausoleum, place it on a community lot and still count the best friend, or do I need to find a new one? If I can count the dead friend now that she's a witchy ghost, do I have to wait for her to show up in ghost form?
Once the best friend requirement is done she will have fulfilled her requirements and be ready to have nooboos.

Like Trip said, there are problems with the ghosts in the relationship panel.  It might be easier to either rezz her in some fashion that wouldn't bring her into the household or grab a potent friendship elixir and go hit a random townie with it.   I have some if you need one. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1361 on: December 24, 2012, 11:29:51 AM »
It is and she has the brooding trait which slows down how fast she learns painting and writing.  :o At least she'll be one *very* rich sim (Argus made me 1.5 million!) After meat pies tonight, I'll start again. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1362 on: December 24, 2012, 03:03:54 PM »
Like Trip said, there are problems with the ghosts in the relationship panel.  It might be easier to either rezz her in some fashion that wouldn't bring her into the household or grab a potent friendship elixir and go hit a random townie with it.   I have some if you need one.

Thanks, that's what I figured. She had spent 2 days at the elixir shop buying it out to get the one jar of potent friendship. I might try a Genie to rezz her. I'd appreciate the elixir if you send one. My name on the Sims 3 site is googie. I'll return some, just let me know what you'd like.

Edited to add:
I think my plan is acting against me. I wanted to have the best friend be an elder so that I didn't have to worry about other household members meeting them since the friend would be dead when the new members aged up. Well, I'm on my third best friend. The first died before I bought the last LTR; the second died before I could get home to try for baby; the third died while my founder was trying for baby with her boyfriend. I hope I can at least continue now - I did have all 7 requirements when the try for baby was selected. Arrgh.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1363 on: December 26, 2012, 08:59:17 AM »
I honestly don't know this answer and Metro is on vacation until after the holiday.   On one hand, I see nothing wrong with the use of chests; however, on the other hand - when I think museum/mausoleum, I think of it as a display of accomplishment.  Meaning it's there to be seen to show your progress and to make sure that you have everything.    Especially with the fact that I've been having chests delete their contents lately - written books seem to be widespread in that regard not sure about the rest.

Agreed. While the rule does not say you HAVE to keep things on display in the mausoleum, to me a mauoleum does not equal inside a chest. Two different animals. It also forces the player to have to deal with space issues which is a good thing.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1364 on: December 26, 2012, 02:48:17 PM »
Agreed. While the rule does not say you HAVE to keep things on display in the mausoleum, to me a mauoleum does not equal inside a chest. Two different animals. It also forces the player to have to deal with space issues which is a good thing.

Okay, thanks! Just thought I'd ask - I'm keeping my items on display inside my mausoleum, then.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1365 on: December 26, 2012, 09:36:18 PM »
Anjielicka if you place your mausoleum without any doors or stairway access to it, your items will be safe from random "Hey that looks nifty" interference from your Sims.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1366 on: December 27, 2012, 03:38:19 AM »
I am planning to start a Life States dynasty in the new year and I have a few little questions.
1. Do the different types of ghosts count as different life states eg. Could one heir be a jelly bean ghost and another a fire ghost?
2. With spares, can we just age them up immediately like the storytellers appear to do in their dynasties?
3. When a heirs childhood requirements are complete, can we cake them up or do we have to wait until their actual birthday?

Apologies if these questions have already been asked or answered and many thanks in advanced!
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1367 on: December 27, 2012, 06:34:16 AM »
I am planning to start a Life States dynasty in the new year and I have a few little questions.
1. Do the different types of ghosts count as different life states eg. Could one heir be a jelly bean ghost and another a fire ghost?

Yes, if you take a look at the ruleset you'll see a long list of allowed life states. Different types of ghosts are part of that list.

2. With spares, can we just age them up immediately like the storytellers appear to do in their dynasties?

Non heir household members are not tied to completing life stage requirements and yes, you can age them up whenever you want.

3. When a heirs childhood requirements are complete, can we cake them up or do we have to wait until their actual birthday?

Nope, you can age them up as soon as a given stages' requirements are done.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1368 on: December 27, 2012, 06:40:56 AM »
If you don't mind, could you answer a few questions I have?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1369 on: December 27, 2012, 06:44:49 AM »
Hello? It's rather important, Metro.

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« Reply #1370 on: December 27, 2012, 07:10:25 AM »
If you don't mind, could you answer a few questions I have?

Hello? It's rather important, Metro.
You have to understand that there is a time difference and Metro and the rest of the challenge staff may not be online at the same time as you.
You can ask any questions you want in this thread and someone,if they know the answer,will get back to you as soon as they can.If you want to send a PM to either Metro,Rica or myself then again we will help as soon as we can.
I am sorry if you feel that four minutes wasn't enough time for somebody to respond to your question but I get the feeling that all of the challenge board staff were still tucked up in bed at that time.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1371 on: December 27, 2012, 09:49:28 AM »
To add to what ratchie said, you also didn't ask any questions that required a response.  If you read this thread you would see that questions are asked and then you get answers.  Not to mention, your answers may have already been given to someone else.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1372 on: December 27, 2012, 11:38:55 AM »
Yes, if you take a look at the ruleset you'll see a long list of allowed life states. Different types of ghosts are part of that list.

Non heir household members are not tied to completing life stage requirements and yes, you can age them up whenever you want.

Nope, you can age them up as soon as a given stages' requirements are done.

Thanks Metro! Time to get planning (and saving up for supernatural).
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1373 on: December 27, 2012, 08:21:27 PM »
Okay, okay.. No need to attack me.
My question was (although I feel this Dynasty challenge is far less superior to the others), I have a query on the rules. They say both no mods, as well as no adoptions. Are you aware that same-sex couples in the sims cannot try for baby wiout mods? I doubt you would "grant premission" for a mod like that to be used. So... What are we supposed to do?

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« Reply #1374 on: December 27, 2012, 08:33:20 PM »
Well, you can't have a same-sex couple without a bit of infidelity if you're going for the Hall of Fame (and since you're only allowed one spouse for the Life States dynasty and that spouse must provide an heir, you can have a sim in a same-sex relationship but they have to move in someone else to make the baby and can't move in their same-sex partner). Think of it as something interesting to write into the story.