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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2975 on: July 21, 2016, 06:49:29 PM »
@laurela: Yes, you have to send a PM to the Challenge Team. Please include:

- Life states used
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- What was the most difficult
- A picture of your family, preferably listing who's in it

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2976 on: July 22, 2016, 06:39:09 AM »
Thank you, @Trip! I did have a lot of fun playing it! I just sent a PM to Metro about it :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2977 on: August 17, 2016, 10:00:14 PM »
I've had a weird thing happen and I'm not sure what to do about it.

My werewolf heir and his genie wife just had twins, a werewolf boy and a genie girl. By the end of her infancy, the genie girl was halfway to completely hating her father (see here). She just aged up to toddler and now has a completely negative relationship (see here). All her father has done is feed her, snuggle her, etc. Every time he interacts with her, their relationship seems to get worse. Also, he glows red whenever he gets near the children (I haven't seen the hate from the boy, but their relationship hasn't improved, either).

Does anyone have any idea what's up with this? The little girl needs to be best friends with both parents to complete the challenge, but how can I do that when her relationship with her father only gets worse instead of better?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2978 on: August 17, 2016, 10:41:57 PM »
Is your sim the Emperor of Evil? That red glow suggests that he is. Some traits - good, friendly, family oriented make a sim very negative to that red glow. Have him quit his job and see if it helps.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2979 on: August 18, 2016, 07:15:24 AM »
That makes sense. I'll try it. Thanks!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2980 on: September 02, 2016, 12:47:33 PM »
Sorry for my absence here. @KRae is right. It also tanks relationships with anyone in Law Enforcement, though it's not an issue for your toddlers. :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2981 on: September 20, 2016, 10:17:27 AM »
Sorry, I'm not sure if I'm getting my dynasties mixed up or not, and reading the first post, I can't see an answer either way, so I'll ask here to be safe and all:-

Can the spouse of an heir/the founder already be the parent of children in game ie am I allowed to marry Cornelia Goth or Marty Keaton, or is there a restriction on spouses being sims without children like Aggie C or Christopher Steel?



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2982 on: September 20, 2016, 09:25:56 PM »
@Deklitch: Yeah, you might be getting dynasties mixed up, but it's pretty normal with five of them (and I have to think about the TS4 rulesets too!).

Life States Dynasty spouses can have pre-existing kids (heck, gen. 3 in mine married a man with grandkids). Same with Immortal Dynasties. It's the Decadynasty and the 4x4 that ban it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2983 on: September 21, 2016, 04:06:26 AM »
Thanks Trip, I thought that was the case.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2984 on: September 27, 2016, 04:38:18 PM »
Ok, my founder married a premade sim in Roaring Heights (Gerald Picard) who was of normal lifestate. However, his mother, Nancy Picard has been made into a werewolf by the game.

Given that in Sunset Valley with supernatural lifestates enabled that either Jared or Claire can be turned into a witch/werewolf/vampire/fairy and this can impact on their offspring's lifestate as well, does Gerald having a werewolf mother mean there's a chance the heir will be a werewolf, or is it only hair colour/eye colour/skin colour that can get handed down from grandparents and the gen 2 child/ren only have the chance of being normal (yay) or genie (boo)? And if a werewolf is possible, I presume that would count, wouldn't it

As Mrs Picard is a werewolf, will the game enable me at some later stage to marry her into the family, as disgusting as that sounds to me, or will the game prevent that from happening? I'm not trying to do a "I'm my own Grandpa" situation in the Sims (as it has already been done and posted on Youtube) Roaring Heights seems somewhat restrictive on turningsims into supernatural, and another (possible the other) werewolf in town was Gen 1's best friend requirement.

Edited to Add: First batch of offspring are both boys and both genies. So, I can age them up quickly if I so desire, choose traits and careers for them and move them out without any further need to meet requirements with them?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2985 on: September 30, 2016, 10:39:23 PM »
@Deklitch: Three days late, shame on me!

Life states aren't supposed to be passed down from grandparent to grandchild, though it happens on rare occasion. I once fudged an Immortal Dynasty attempt that way. But I wouldn't count on it either.

So, the mechanics that prevent incest in the game ban any romance between direct ancestors and direct descendants (so if your great-great-great-grandmother is still around, you can't romance her). I've heard it referred to as "they need to be twice-removed", or two degrees of removal from your sim's direct, vertical ancestry. So you can't romance a great-great-great-uncle either, but a first-cousin-twice-removed is able to be romanced.

Or your family tree will break and nothing will matter! :P

Oh, and you can age up and mould those genie boys however you desire.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2986 on: October 02, 2016, 10:43:38 PM »
@Trip I was away for the past few days myself, so I kept myself entertained in other ways, in an apartment building whose owners/managers have a definition of 'free internet'' that is vastly different to my own. Theirs was 'free but you still need to pay for it'.  ::)

Thanks for explaining to me about game mechanics that prevent incest in game. That is greatly appreciated.

Thanks also for telling me about grandparents and their grandchildren and setting my mind at ease regarding them and life state inheritance.

Oh and I'm pleased to hear about my genie twins

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2987 on: November 04, 2016, 08:16:08 AM »
Hi, I'm currently doing an unofficial runthrough of the challenge (My game no longer works without twallan's mods, and after moving I no longer have the internet to redownload/attempt to fix. :<). Got a couple of questions, as I'm trying to adhere to all but the modding rules (in case of curiosity, using multiple of Twallan's mods and a fix for into the future opportunities).

1. Bot Building isn't mentioned due to the into the future opportunities bug I'm assuming, but would trait chips from it work for the 7 items from skills?
2. Would gifting life state elixirs to non-household sims be okay, in the hopes that they use them? I have no idea if they autonomously use them, but if they do would be a potential way for me to get more life states out there.
3. I'm really confused by the vacation time rules. Is it 7 days + 7 per heir for all the heirs? Or is it 7 + 7 per heir for the founder, 7 + 7 per future heirs for the second heir, etc? And if the 2nd gen and the founder were to go on vacation together for 3 days, would it be taking up 3 days from each of their pools, 6 days from the overall pool or 3 days from the overall pool?
4. Is giving spouses once you've moved them in fountain of youth/young again potions okay, or must the potion be given before they're moved in?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2988 on: November 06, 2016, 11:30:12 PM »
Hi @Castaras. Good luck with any attempt at this, official or not. :D

Anyways...

1. Trait chips should be fine. Having Into the Future puts players at an immense handicap, but we can't ban players from using it either, so I think any products from the skills should be fair game. I'll probably have to update those rules...

2. I highly doubt they'll use them (especially in an unmodded game). It's such a slim chance, so gift away!

3. So the DecaDynasty rules for vacation days are that your first generation starts with 10, and any leftovers roll over throughout generations. For the Life States dynasty, it's that but with 7 days, not 10.

4. There are no restrictions on when you can give a spouse whatever potion will make them young again. I know I did it for two of mine well after they moved in.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2989 on: October 17, 2019, 05:34:47 PM »
I think I've got this right, this is regarding the 7 unique items for the mausoleum.

Founder genie is a fire fighter and has skills of Handiness and Athletic. His 7 items are upgrades.

I had him buy 7 brash bowls and have proceeded to send him along them giving each one of them unbreakable.

As he finishes each one, her puts them into the mausoleum - see the following:
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ETA Just realised I didn't REALLY ask my question. :)
Is this correct?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2990 on: October 17, 2019, 07:27:22 PM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2991 on: October 20, 2019, 06:02:12 PM »
1). Have 1 Best Friend that is not a household member and is a non-Normal life state (i.e. vampire, stray animal, ghost). This Best Friend must be unique to the qualifying heir and not a Best Friend to any other household member.

Just to check ... the Best Friend doesn't have to be a unique type, do they? IE Gen 1 becomes best friends with Nick Alto who the game has turned into a fairy. The game has also turned Monika Morris into a fairy, can Gen 2 choose to become BF with her, or because Gen 1 is BF with a fairy, Gen 2 can become BF with Beau Andrews as a vampire, but not Monika Morris as a second fairy?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2992 on: October 21, 2019, 10:02:58 AM »
@Deklitch not at all. Actually, it's not exactly a terrible idea to have your heirs all get friendly with their imaginary friends (though not turning them real unless that's the spouse option)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2993 on: October 25, 2019, 07:50:04 PM »
I'm sure the answer to this is going to be "NO", but I'm going to ask anyway.

My Genie founder has completed 5 of his 6 skill challenges. I'm trying to do electrician as his last one, as that'll mean I can totally have athletics and handiness skill challenges completed.

He is currently at 4/10 electrical objects repaired and his spouse, the lovely Aggie "can I suck your blood" C is using the household computer which has broken once and he's also forever using the cheapest dish washer possible and it has broken three times.

Am I able to use his ensorcel genie power to ensorcel the game turned witch, Bebe Hart (who I intend to have as the future witch spouse), purchase a group of cheap dishwashers and have her blast them, so he can run along and repair them? Or will this break the rules of the challenge? I believe it will as she joins the family temporarily for four hours, but I wanted to double check. :) Of course, I'm not even sure if witches can be ensorceled, so it might be a moot point. :D

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« Reply #2994 on: October 25, 2019, 07:56:03 PM »
@Deklitch ensorcelment takes up a household slot so it's doubly not good.

Cheap TVs and stereos weren't cutting it either?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2995 on: October 25, 2019, 07:59:12 PM »
I thought that would be the case :)

I'll try them :)

Or just get him out and collecting different butterflies or something.

Also, if he finds space rocks, can he leave them for a future generation to identify and meet that skill challenge or should the sim who finds them do the identification? :D

ETA: It ended up being the washing machine and cheaper computers that got him over the line.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2996 on: October 26, 2019, 06:38:31 PM »
Are spouses able to be previously married/have prior children? eg the fairy Vita Alto

Actually, it doesn't look like I'll have to go down that path :)
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« Reply #2997 on: October 28, 2019, 01:55:06 PM »
@Deklitch Monica may be a better choice anyways (do you really need Vita's cheekbones?) but prior children isn't an issue. No matter how you slice it. Somehow I managed to get a spouse who had his own grandchildren with each attempt.

As for the space rock question...it's a tough call but I'm gonna say no to it being a future heir's collection. Analyzing isn't really where you put the work in for getting space rocks, ya know?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2998 on: November 01, 2019, 07:13:15 PM »
Its been a while for me, so I want to double check the mechanics of the Honor Roll requirement for heirs 2-7.

I've gotten a 'Honor Roll' moodlet for 2C my vampire sim heir, but no message yet about him being on the honor roll, unless it came but I paid no attention to it. However, his father's wish that 2C get on the Honor Roll has been met. Do I count that requirement as completed, or should I wait for a bit to wait for the message?

Also regarding adding new sims ... once an heir has been born, can the previous parents become pregnant again, or have I had another brain explosion in trying to give 2C further siblings which he can tutor in logic? So, Sam and the lovely Aggie had three boys, 2 genies like Sam and one vampire like Aggie. The vampire like Aggie was automatically heir, then I thought let's give em younger brothers so that 2C can tutor kids and Aggie fell pregnant. Now I'm thinking I've messed up with that decision. :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2999 on: November 01, 2019, 08:16:13 PM »
@Deklitch

1. It counts!

2. Younger siblings are fine to have. Sometimes you just don't want to bother with more babies after having deliberate multiples every gen. :P
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