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Offline cndneh

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The Time Machine!
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:41:08 PM »
The inventors build it and perhaps everyone is skipping over it to get to the (possibly) more exciting Simbot.  Personally I bought a Simbot (My Best Friend) and have more fun with the time machine.  Its a rabbit hole type deal, they (the Sims) vanish, have adventures, you read about it but often enough they come back with money, or goods.  I've gotten interesting books, paintings, a gnome, and most fun are the new outfits that get unlocked with your adventures!  Sci-fi outfits from the future (think TRON outfits) midevil outfits (chain mail) from the past.  Male sims only unlock male outfits, so you have to send you female Sims to adventure as well (though my female came back with "a young girl she saved from under the wheels of a wagon" - who looks suspeciously identical to my Sim!)

Anyone else have time traveling stories?

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 10:59:56 PM »
You better send that young girl back. She might be your great great ... grandmother, and now you might never be born  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 11:04:41 PM »
In case someone's interested, Time Machines can be bought at the consignment store occasionally. I've had no luck. After about 4 tries, my sim never comes back with anything.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 11:15:46 PM »
In case someone's interested, Time Machines can be bought at the consignment store occasionally. I've had no luck. After about 4 tries, my sim never comes back with anything.

Yes I have seen it there often, along with a mining thingie.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 12:16:43 AM »
I think the time machine and the miner are both pretty fun!  So far I haven't had them come back with a new friend, but I did once have them come back saying they saved someone's life and when they got home they were automatically best friends with the relatives of the person they saved.  I thought that was pretty cool!

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 01:30:14 AM »
I think the time machine and the miner are both pretty fun!  So far I haven't had them come back with a new friend, but I did once have them come back saying they saved someone's life and when they got home they were automatically best friends with the relatives of the person they saved.  I thought that was pretty cool!

I've got this as well, though never looked at relatives.... maybe I should now.  That being said I wonder if they other adventures 'working on a farm all day' for example gives you athletics or gardening skill points.  hummm... I see alot of time traveling in my future.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 09:04:50 AM »
I finally got a daughter from the future.  After the couple "tried for baby" in the time machine, it took, like, three days before she showed up and by then the parents were elder and so was the daughter, lol.  At least brought some neat  clothes with her.
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Re: The Time Machine!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 09:57:17 AM »
In case someone's interested, Time Machines can be bought at the consignment store occasionally. I've had no luck. After about 4 tries, my sim never comes back with anything.
I realized this can be read 2 ways. I meant to say my sim has adventured in the Time Machine several times and never came back with anything.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 02:00:41 PM »
I finally got a daughter from the future.  After the couple "tried for baby" in the time machine, it took, like, three days before she showed up and by then the parents were elder and so was the daughter, lol.  At least brought some neat  clothes with her.

You answered my question that I didn't even have to ask :D I was wondering for future/past children whether Sims needed to 'try for baby' or just 'woohoo' in the Time Machine. I bought one from the Consignment Shop - the Sim whose learning the Inventing skill also has a profession rather than a rabbithole job, so he's a fair way off being able to invent his own time machine - so I've only had the one journey to the past so far.
Grr Argh!

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 06:06:26 PM »
I tried for baby in both the past and the future and got 10 kids out of it. The past kids were either young adult or teen and the future kids were always elders. They did receive hidden traits from their parents, but you couldn't pick their names, traits, or LTW. I got future twins (two elder females came out of the time machine one after another).

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 06:24:22 PM »
Does anyone know if Simbots have interesting experiences in the time machine?
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 09:13:26 PM »
I can't figure out why trying for a baby in the future produces an elder in the present.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 10:28:58 PM »
Is my sim supposed to return from the time adventure wearing a costume, or are costumes unlocked in CAS? If unlocked, where are they? Does anyone have screenshots? I'm just not finding them in her CAS.

edit: I just learned I could do "unlockoutfits on", then found them in her CAS, so at least I know what they will look like.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 11:02:23 PM »
I had my couple try for baby in the past and the future. Got a child from the past that says he is my man's son and my woman's step-son! How that happened I'll never know! I got an elder from the future that is both of their daughter. Any ideas? My couple is green, and both kids are green so how could he be my woman's step-son? He looks just like her!

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2010, 01:02:55 AM »
This would probably look good on a younger person, lol



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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2010, 02:43:01 AM »
This would probably look good on a younger person, lol


Wow. That would look good on granny there if they didn't  make the elderly so ridiculously hunched over and droopy looking.  :D

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Re: The Time Machine!
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2010, 05:03:33 AM »
Does anyone know if Simbots have interesting experiences in the time machine?
Nah, I've sent him back several times, but it's mostly the same without the risk of having a child from the past and all that.

I can't figure out why trying for a baby in the future produces an elder in the present.
Benjamin Button syndrome. Don't think too hard and the answer is clear. ;)
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2010, 05:16:06 AM »
Nah, I've sent him back several times, but it's mostly the same without the risk of having a child from the past and all that.
Benjamin Button syndrome. Don't think too hard and the answer is clear. ;)
We aren't ment to be logical when we are discussing sending robots through a time machine and such.

If you watched charmed, you would know that it is possible to have a future adult appear in the present.

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2010, 06:06:38 AM »
I don't watch Charmed.  And Benjamin Button was a whole different thing, wasn't it?  I love all kinds of time travel and science fiction, but I'm just having trouble accepting elder children who are born in the future.  I suppose I have to consider that they have lived their entire live in the future before they travel back to the present.  But still.  It doesn't make the same kind of sense as a grown child who was born in the past showing up in the present.
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2010, 06:58:03 AM »
I don't watch Charmed.  And Benjamin Button was a whole different thing, wasn't it?  I love all kinds of time travel and science fiction, but I'm just having trouble accepting elder children who are born in the future.  I suppose I have to consider that they have lived their entire live in the future before they travel back to the present.  But still.  It doesn't make the same kind of sense as a grown child who was born in the past showing up in the present.
Ah well, Benjamin Button was born old and grew younger, so it would've made sense...
Nah, I'm agreeing with you about the lack of logic, but it's a little fun that it's weird. :)
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2010, 09:22:06 AM »
Got a flame fruit, a life fruit, a daughter and caveman threads. But I so want the knight armour.

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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 10:01:51 AM »
No time travel makes sense. Best to just sit back and enjoy the ride. :)

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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2010, 01:37:25 PM »
I was coming on to start a "Time Travel Tales" thread but did a search first and found this one.  ;)

I'm absolutely loving the inventor profession!  ;D My male sim is an inventor, but before he had the level to learn to invent the time machine, the wifey found it in the consignment shop for somewhere in the neighborhood of $540. She grabbed it.  ;D  I've been having a blast with this couple since yesterday! They take turns time traveling and have come back with some really neat goodies. I've picked up a couple of life fruit, a guitar, a boombox stereo, several gems, and some really high dollar books, but what surprised me the most was when my guy sim came back with the divine meal moodlet!! +75 for 7 days!  :o   So far, I've only came back with one outfit (the cave woman one) and no kids. I hate the 4 hour wait, I get excited about seeing what they may bring back next!  ;D  I swear, this game makes me feel like a kid again!

I read earlier someone was able to try for baby in it??  :o  I don't have that option, not that I've found anyway, but I'm okay with that. The swirly effects of the machine combined with a bouncing/shaking effect associated with the tent might cause a bit of motion sickness. Hahahaha ;D ;D

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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 04:07:40 PM »
but what surprised me the most was when my guy sim came back with the divine meal moodlet!! +75 for 7 days!

Did you check to see if the Sim actually had their lifespan reset as if eating ambrosia?  If so, that's something challenge creators would need to know for some challenge rules.  Seems I read that similar can happen when eating at the diners.

Edit:  Forgot to add that I've gotten a few gems, cash, and the cavewoman outfit so far.

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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2010, 08:02:43 PM »
This would probably look good on a younger person, lol

Agreed  ;D



 

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