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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #275 on: September 23, 2012, 07:16:33 PM »
Sweetest Pea, I don't know what the personality elixir does exactly, but we can't change anyone's traits or LTW's, so if it does that, then I think it would be a no no.
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 Spouses/partners' traits must be taken as is. In other words, if you bring Grumpy old Gunther Goth into your household, his traits stay as is, as well as his lifetime wish. For heirs raised from birth where you have the option to pick traits and a Lifetime Wish, everything must be random.  All infants born into your game must be given two random traits at birth.  You must accept the first dice roll and you can only choose a Lifetime Wish from whatever the game offers you (no Mid-Life Crisis and no Change Lifetime Wish). This restriction is for heirs and spouses only.  Spares can have any traits or Lifetime Wish that the player chooses past the infant stage.
** The only thing I'm not sure of is that if you get to pick spares traits starting at child, if you can use personality elixirs on them, or not.

Sure. But without a specific prohibition, that can be read to allow the personality changing elixirs for heirs. Mid-Life Crisis is specifically mentioned, but the elixirs aren't, and there will be someone that tries to exploit that. I have no doubt of the intended meaning, but it is possible that because they're randomized there may not be a specific prohibition.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #276 on: September 23, 2012, 07:22:45 PM »
Elixirs are not allowed to change life states, but are they allowed as 7 items? Just to make and put in the mausoleum and not use them of course.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #277 on: September 23, 2012, 07:27:22 PM »
Elixirs are not allowed to change life states, but are they allowed as 7 items? Just to make and put in the mausoleum and not use them of course.

Yes. They are already in the list linked in the rules:

http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,12445.msg243365.html#msg243365

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #278 on: September 23, 2012, 07:38:40 PM »
Yes. They are already in the list linked in the rules:

http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,12445.msg243365.html#msg243365

Ok, must have overlooked that somehow.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #279 on: September 23, 2012, 09:33:39 PM »
I can't see anything in the rules that would ban the use of personality-changing elixirs. I assume this is a no-no; am I right?

Also, are we permitted to send spouses to get plastic surgery, since they're not covered by the prohibition on extending life?

Personality changing elixirs on spouses are a no.  Thanks for bringing that up.   Plastic Surgery - go for it. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #280 on: September 23, 2012, 10:20:53 PM »
We have to use only Lifetime Wishes that the game offers to us, but that doesn't mean we have to take the first one it offers, does it?


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #281 on: September 23, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
No.  You do not have to choose one that randomly appears as a wish while an heir is growing up.  But if you don't choose one before then, you will have to choose only one of the five at the YA birthday.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #282 on: September 23, 2012, 10:42:18 PM »
I've started this challenge 4 different times now. Start with a human Sim married Argus Werewolf guy in the new town and he can't seem to make babies. I have no mods installed but overwatch to keep things from freezing up. All my CC is from the store only and I've tried and tried to get pregnant and nothing happens. Anyone else having a problem making babies? Maybe I need to turn off Overwatch but my game gets crazy buggy without it.

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« Reply #283 on: September 23, 2012, 10:50:46 PM »
Not as yet, but you do know that there is a no-mod rule if you want to go for HoF, right? The exception being a mod that turns off all other mods in game.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #284 on: September 23, 2012, 10:53:11 PM »
I've started this challenge 4 different times now. Start with a human Sim married Argus Werewolf guy in the new town and he can't seem to make babies. I have no mods installed but overwatch to keep things from freezing up. All my CC is from the store only and I've tried and tried to get pregnant and nothing happens. Anyone else having a problem making babies? Maybe I need to turn off Overwatch but my game gets crazy buggy without it.

Are you absolutely certain that Argus isn't in werewolf form when you're trying?  Did you put him in human form?  Do you clear out your cache files regularly?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #285 on: September 23, 2012, 11:07:38 PM »
Are you absolutely certain that Argus isn't in werewolf form when you're trying?  Did you put him in human form?  Do you clear out your cache files regularly?

Nope I've never cleared my cache since I've had Sims 3. Cleared it now, uninstalled overwatch. Hopefully it all works good.  gonna go in and just woohoo with Argus to see what happens, if it's a go I'll start again lol.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #286 on: September 24, 2012, 05:31:17 AM »
In this rule...

2). Attain 2 different career/profession placeable reward objects. These can be from a rabbit-hole career, a self-employment career, or a profession. Qualifying objects would be things like skill certificates directly tied to a career/profession, objects like the Police Cruiser, Director’s Chair, and Uber Fridge from the Culinary Career; and Service Rewards. These 2 career/profession rewards must be unique to the qualifying heir.  (MarianT provides an excellent list of careers and their rewards here)

...there is a link to the service rewards, and then another link to MarianT's list of career rewards.  Do the rewards from these two links overlap?  This whole time I thought there were two different links because the service rewards were separate from MarianT's list.  So my angler founder got her skill certificate and service reward medal, but I've been waiting and waiting thinking that the angler "trophy" MarianT listed was still on the way in the mail, (seeing as how my skill certificate took a while to get in the mail).

It only just dawned on me that MarianT's list might include all of the service rewards in it.  If that's the case I'll have to completely re-plan my strategy to make sure none of the service rewards overlap.  Because they don't count as unique, right?  And if my angler has the fishing skill certificate and that medal that's all she's getting?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #287 on: September 24, 2012, 05:58:27 AM »
That skill cert and medal is all she's going to get.  They do overlap.  MarianT's list is the list to really be concerned with.  I'm fairly certain most of what we can get is covered in that list if not all of it.

The service reward medal is unique to your fishing sim because your fishing Sim got that medal for fishing.   There is another medal just like it that you get for sculpting and because you get that for sculpting and not fishing even though they look the same, they are still unique.   Is this what you were worried about?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #288 on: September 24, 2012, 06:54:19 AM »
I added a wish to hazelnuts list.    My immortal dynasty just showed me that Donating §10,000 to undermine charity is another 5k wish.  I'm not sure about the good requirement because I don't have any of them in my dynasty :D.  But perhaps.
Thanks.  I'm sure there must be loads of others that I've missed as well as the WA wishes, which I'm planning to test this week.  I'm also pretty sure there's a large wish for making 25 dishes perfectly but it doesn't seem to have fired in any of my recent games.

I also have an addition for Marian's list of career rewards: the culinary career has the food processor at level 6 as well as the fridge at level 10.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #289 on: September 24, 2012, 06:59:31 AM »
I also have an addition for Marian's list of career rewards: the culinary career has the food processor at level 6 as well as the fridge at level 10.

Thank you. I added the food processor to the list...the fridge was already there.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #290 on: September 24, 2012, 02:01:58 PM »
That skill cert and medal is all she's going to get.  They do overlap.  MarianT's list is the list to really be concerned with.  I'm fairly certain most of what we can get is covered in that list if not all of it.

The service reward medal is unique to your fishing sim because your fishing Sim got that medal for fishing.   There is another medal just like it that you get for sculpting and because you get that for sculpting and not fishing even though they look the same, they are still unique.   Is this what you were worried about?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #291 on: September 24, 2012, 02:22:10 PM »
I'm pondering maybe restarting the challenge. I haven't failed it, but I feel I've made some strategic errors with my management of wishes and careers which might give me trouble further on. Now, my question is this: If I restart, do I roll a new random founder, or is it ok to go with the same randomized founder I used the first time? I rather like her and would be happy to use her again if it's allowed.

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« Reply #292 on: September 24, 2012, 03:13:15 PM »
I really don't like to pester but this is a burning question of mine. Can spares move out?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #293 on: September 24, 2012, 03:18:04 PM »
Yes spares can move out,in fact I would highly reccomend that spares move out. Also spares can be caked up whenever a player wants. Spouses can also be moved out if wanted.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #294 on: September 24, 2012, 03:34:54 PM »
I'm pondering maybe restarting the challenge. I haven't failed it, but I feel I've made some strategic errors with my management of wishes and careers which might give me trouble further on. Now, my question is this: If I restart, do I roll a new random founder, or is it ok to go with the same randomized founder I used the first time? I rather like her and would be happy to use her again if it's allowed.

As long as it's a YA founder that you created and you hit the random button once to get her traits - go for it.
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« Reply #295 on: September 24, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
Excellent, I will do that then. :)

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« Reply #296 on: September 24, 2012, 05:04:25 PM »
Perfect, I'll do the same. I only got about 2 days of play in anyway, but after I went to bed, I realised that I picked a pretty stupid career/LTW combination and created more stress for myself. I don't like the occult specific LTW taking up 2/5 slots available.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #297 on: September 24, 2012, 06:27:35 PM »
I wonder does Imaginary friend count as an exclusive non-normal best friend?

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« Reply #298 on: September 24, 2012, 06:33:26 PM »
I wonder does Imaginary friend count as an exclusive non-normal best friend?

It would but just make sure not to make the IF real because then it would become a household member and for the purposes of the BF heir requirements, they cannot be household members.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #299 on: September 24, 2012, 07:29:01 PM »
Can we make them real and then immediately move them out?