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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 11:16:14 AM »
There are also the ones involved with fishing, especially if you have the LTW to get perfect aquarium.   Catch every type of fish in particular.  And reach level 10 in a skill is always between 5000 and 7500 depending on if it's involved with your LTW or not.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 12:26:19 PM »
I put together a list of careers and the rewards that can be obtained from them:

Acrobat – SimFest trophy, athletic skill certificate
Actor – Actor’s trailer, Simmy, Sim Choice award, Green Orb award, charisma skill certificate
Angler -- trophy, fishing skill certificate
Architect – trophy, key to the city, painting skill certificate
Art Appraiser (Acquisition) -- painting skill certificate, paintings given at promotions
Criminal (Emperor of Evil) – athletic and logic skill certificates
Criminal (Master Thief) – Golden Fox, athletic skill certificates
Culinary – food processor, fridge, cooking skill certificate
Director – director’s chair, Simmy, Sim Choice award, Green Orb award, writing and charisma skill certificates
Education -- charisma and logic skill certificates
Firefighter – axe, uniform, fire engine, several trophies, wall alarm, athletic and handiness skill certificates
Fortune Teller (Scam Artist) -- Charisma and Logic skill certificates
Gardener – trophy, gardening skill certificate
Game Developer - Painting or Logic certificate, Writing Certificate, laptop
Ghost Hunter – ribbon, trophy, key to the city, logic skill certificate
Horseman – 9 trophies
Inventor – 2 trophies, inventing skill certificate
Journalism – writing and charisma skill certificates
Law Enforcement (DNA Profiler) – police car, laptop, logic and painting skill certificates
Law Enforcement (Super Spy) – police car, logic and athletic skill certificates
Medicine – trophy, key to the city, logic skill certificate
Military – athletic and handiness skill certificates
Music (Hit Movie Composer) – stereo, guitar and logic skill certificates
Nectar Maker – trophy, nectar-making skill certificate
Painter – ribbon, painting skill certificate
Photographer – key to city, photography skill certificate
Private Investigator – frosted door, caseboard, car, 7 trophies, logic skill certificate
Scientist – fishing, gardening and handiness skill certificates
Sculptor – trophy, sculpting skill certificate
Stylist – ribbon, key to city, painting skill certificate
Writer - trophy, writing skill certificate

Note:  In order to receive the key to the city, you must show up at the ceremony, for which you’ll get about an hour’s warning.

Careers to avoid:  Business, Magician, Music (Rock Star), Politics, Singer, Sports.
Note:  You can combine 2 careers, e.g., Singer (SimFest award) and Rock Star (guitar certificate), but Business doesn't offer any possibility of a reward. I've also heard that Alchemy doesn't offer a certificate, and there are no rewards associated with the Fortune Teller career.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 12:56:15 PM »
7). Add 7 items of a given type (i.e. all photos or all paintings) to the Family Mausoleum. These 7 items must be the product of a skill of the current heir (i.e. a painting, sculpture, photograph, invention, nectar bottle). Each generation’s objects must be a different type than other generations’ type of objects.

So if we have a writer, 7 of their books count(sorry I'm just trying to see my options for each gen ;) ), maybe gems from breaking boards in simfu training?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 12:59:37 PM »
So if we have a writer, 7 of their books count(sorry I'm just trying to see my options for each gen ;) ), maybe gems from breaking boards in simfu training?
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Yes and Yes because breaking boards and writing books are both skills that your heir can have. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012, 01:07:09 PM »
Rica,How about putting Marian's career rewards list on the FAQ post,this will be a great resource for players and I am sure the question about career rewards will come up quite often.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2012, 01:13:08 PM »
Rica,How about putting Marian's career rewards list on the FAQ post,this will be a great resource for players and I am sure the question about career rewards will come up quite often.

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Or even link to it in the actual rules section.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 01:13:33 PM »
Rachel -

I was just about to do that! 


Everyone -

There has been a reversal ruling regarding the Wish Enhancing Serum.  Metro wasn't aware of the exact nature of the Wish Enhancing Serum until I brought it up and let him know how it worked.  So we have had a discussion and have decided to reverse the decision.  Wishes that have had their points raised to with the Wish Enhancing Serum are no longer eligible to count for the 5 unique wishes requirement.  Anyone who has already counted wishes using the serum are ok but from this point on, the ruling is that these wishes do not count for your requirement.   The only wishes that count are the ones that are above 5000 normally or with the ambitious trait only.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 02:23:31 PM »
I'm guessing that Imaginary Friend means an Imaginary Friend made real?
That sounds like a really stupid question but I thought Imaginary Friends made real were just ordinary Sims...
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2012, 02:26:00 PM »
I'm guessing that Imaginary Friend means an Imaginary Friend made real?
That sounds like a really stupid question but I thought Imaginary Friends made real were just ordinary Sims...

Imaginary Friends turned real can still revert to their original form and then turn back to human again.  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2012, 02:53:17 PM »
I'm a little uncertain about the adding heirs business, so I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly.

So, you start with your Founder, and he completes his 7 requirements. Then, he marries a ghost and the first ghost child born is the heir. The heir does their requirements, marries and reproduces with a vampire, and the first vampire child born is the heir. And so on until the 7th heir completes their requirements. Is this correct?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2012, 02:55:04 PM »
To add to what Thomas said, prior to Supernatural, Imaginary Friends were considered an occult and the Edit in CAS cheat didn't work for them.  It still might not since they aren't one of the options but I haven't tried it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2012, 02:56:14 PM »
I'm a little uncertain about the adding heirs business, so I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly.

So, you start with your Founder, and he completes his 7 requirements. Then, he marries a ghost and the first ghost child born is the heir. The heir does their requirements, marries and reproduces with a vampire, and the first vampire child born is the heir. And so on until the 7th heir completes their requirements. Is this correct?

Basically that is the whole of it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2012, 02:59:59 PM »
Just to add on top of Rica's agreement, Audren -- you can bring your Founder's spouse in whenever. The requirements are for bringing the next heir in, not the spouse. The way you phrased your question, one might interpret it that you have to do requirements and then bring the spouse in.

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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2012, 03:07:56 PM »
Just to add on top of Rica's agreement, Audren -- you can bring your Founder's spouse in whenever. The requirements are for bringing the next heir in, not the spouse. The way you phrased your question, one might interpret it that you have to do requirements and then bring the spouse in.

Okay, the spouse can be added at any point, but the heir can't be born until the requirements are completed. Thanks, Rica and Metro.

Edit: Just another thought I had. Are life-restoring items (Ambrosia, Age Freeze, etc) available to heirs after they complete the requirements or after the new heir is born?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2012, 03:39:21 PM »
• Your heirs are allowed a maximum of 49 days vacation (no more than 7 days for each of your 7 life states). Non heirs/spares have no vacation restrictions.

So is this 7 days per generation or 49 days total?

Also, since this only applies to heirs that would mean spouses have unlimited days of vacation?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2012, 03:55:50 PM »
Okay, the spouse can be added at any point, but the heir can't be born until the requirements are completed. Thanks, Rica and Metro.

Edit: Just another thought I had. Are life-restoring items (Ambrosia, Age Freeze, etc) available to heirs after they complete the requirements or after the new heir is born?

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So is this 7 days per generation or 49 days total?

Also, since this only applies to heirs that would mean spouses have unlimited days of vacation?

You quoted the line I was about to quote back to you.   "Non heirs/spares have no vacation restrictions."   And let me get back to you on the vacation days.  There is a clarification I thought was made in the workbench but I have to find it to follow my way of thinking or PM Metro for his intention.  It's the one question I always think of when I'm not near a computer to ask him and then forget when I am.
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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2012, 04:13:35 PM »

You quoted the line I was about to quote back to you.   "Non heirs/spares have no vacation restrictions."   And let me get back to you on the vacation days.  There is a clarification I thought was made in the workbench but I have to find it to follow my way of thinking or PM Metro for his intention.  It's the one question I always think of when I'm not near a computer to ask him and then forget when I am.

My distinction on the line I quoted was is the spouse considered a non heir, as normally I see that term used interchangeably with spare?  Meaning non-heirs and spares are the same thing whereas spouses are in a 3rd group.  Sometimes they are held to the same rules as the heir and sometimes they are not.

Thanks for checking on the vacation question.  It will affect how I approach this challenge.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2012, 04:14:47 PM »
My distinction on the line I quoted was is the spouse considered a non heir, as normally I see that term used interchangeably with spare?  Meaning non-heirs and spares are the same thing whereas spouses are in a 3rd group.  Sometimes they are held to the same rules as the heir and sometimes they are not.

Thanks for checking on the vacation question.  It will affect how I approach this challenge.

That's a good point and I've changed the wording to help out. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2012, 04:25:24 PM »
7). Add 7 items of a given type (i.e. all photos or all paintings) to the Family Mausoleum. These 7 items must be the product of a skill of the current heir (i.e. a painting, sculpture, photograph, invention, nectar bottle). Each generation’s objects must be a different type than other generations’ type of objects.
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All 7 groups of objects must be created by the heir.  So collecting gems and metals and bugs don't count?  So basically only painting, sculptures, photographs, nectar, elixir, inventions, fish and plants count as options?  Or does collecting count as a skill since it has challenges adding gems, metals, insects, and small pets?   

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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2012, 04:29:57 PM »
Another question...

All 7 groups of objects must be created by the heir.  So collecting gems and metals and bugs don't count?  So basically only painting, sculptures, photographs, nectar, elixir, inventions, fish and plants count as options?  Or does collecting count as a skill since it has challenges adding gems, metals, insects, and small pets?   

I don't consider collecting as a skill that would qualify for that requirement.   Gems can be used from the board breaker through the martial arts skill.  Books can be used with the writing skill.  Potions through the logic skill are different from elixirs so they're another possibility.    I may ask Metro if equestrian trophies would count for both career and skill as long as you have the appropriate amount to cover both requirements.   I'll let you know what he says.
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« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 04:39:24 PM »
All right, so collecting doesn't count, and the objects don't need to have a value so chemistry potions can count. 

So, by my count, we have 12 skills that produce objects.  But those skills have to remain unique so two heirs can't use the same skill - one for a career and the other to produce objects since this will most likely result in an overlap of challenges.  My spreadsheet is growing as I work through which skills and careers can be combined and which ones exclude other ones.  :o

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« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2012, 04:43:08 PM »
Well two heirs can have the same skills.   They just can't share skill challenges and they have to produce different items for their mausoleum.    I've maxed skills without fulfilling the skill challenges before and since we're not taking score - these items don't have to be high value unless you want them to be.


Skill Challenges to be unique do also include collecting challenges and consignment challenges so don't forget those. 



Edit: I have spoken to Metro. 

Vacation works this way.   Three heirs go to China for the first time.  They spend three days there.   At the end of the vacation they have each used three of their days so they each only have four left.  So it's 7 days of vacation per heir total.   Another heir cannot use the vacation days of someone else.   

As for career rewards and 7 skill objects - Equestrian trophies are going to be the only ones that can count for both.  However, you have to have 9 trophies in the mausoleum if you do this.   For every other item in the game, career rewards do not count towards the 7 items that an heir must leave as a product of their skill.   We're allowing the equestrian race trophies to count for both to give you guys more options to work with.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2012, 07:07:15 PM »
Do upgraded appliances (stoves, showers, etc.) count for the 7 skill objects?

Also for the 5k wishes, can "marry X" count more than once?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2012, 07:18:47 PM »
As for "marry x", if the name is different, that should count. However, "get married" would count only once, as the wording would be the same.

I have a question about relics. Do they count as a collection?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2012, 07:20:06 PM »
Do upgraded appliances (stoves, showers, etc.) count for the 7 skill objects?

Unless Rica feels otherwise, I am saying yes because only a Sim with the Handiness skill can upgrade objects. Granted, the objects were not created from scratch like a painting or a sculpture, but still...your Sim is transforming something because of skill.

Also for the 5k wishes, can "marry X" count more than once?

Yes, provided the title is different. So, you could not have Marry Gunther Goth two different times because the wish title is identical, but you could count Marry Gunther Goth and Marry Christopher Steel.