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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2012, 09:30:02 PM »
It was my understanding that having any Sim in the household (spouses, spares or heirs) complete a skill challenge makes it so that no other Sim heir can complete it, because then it would no longer be unique. Am I wrong? Cause if I am it would simplify some parts of my dynasty. Oh, and I'm a girl :)

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 09:49:16 PM »
It's ok everyone! My given name is Jamie, which I changed to Jaymi while in school because I kept being placed in the boys p.e. classes, lol.

I have been using my spouse and spare for household chores and property management. But I went back over the rules and it doesn't say if skills and challenges completed by spouses and spares count or not. It only states that you have to take their traits as is and no restrictions on vacation days. The comments on restrictions are only for the heirs. I'm going to post the question over on the challenge thread just to make sure, but I do believe I have been working with restrictions that do not exist. *head smack*

Edited to add: I did indeed miss that when it was asked by Chuckles_82. My little Simmie's world just got a bit bigger. :)
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2012, 10:47:51 PM »
Poor Jaymi! The spouses and spares do not have restrictions on skills. Only the Founder and other heirs count as far as unique skills and challenges.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 01:11:25 AM »
It was my understanding that having any Sim in the household (spouses, spares or heirs) complete a skill challenge makes it so that no other Sim heir can complete it, because then it would no longer be unique. Am I wrong? Cause if I am it would simplify some parts of my dynasty. Oh, and I'm a girl :)

I believe the ruling is that a spare can complete any Skill Challenge, and it won't invalidate the heir's SuperMax. However, the Mushrooms (as you described) would invalidate it, because it's registered among at least two heirs.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 02:12:56 AM »
My little Simmie's world just got a bit bigger. :)

Yay.  Because of the no restrictions on spouses/spares, they are actually great to use for picking up gems, metals and other alchemy ingredients, as well as buying them so that your heirs don't accidentally complete those challenges.  As long as you place them directly from the spouse/spare inventory into the heir's it shouldn't count as collecting.   Way easier huh?  :)

That mushroom bug is good to know about though, I'll steer clear of that particular challenge.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2012, 03:54:58 AM »
Unless you have a combination of traits that begs for it, leave writing as a free-for-all to max and complete skill challenges. It has a lot of 5k+ wishes.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2012, 10:33:56 AM »
After reading about problems with opportunities, may I make a suggestion if you aren't geting an opportunity?

Start over and:
(1) Move your Dynasty to Sunset Valley, Riverview, Twinbrook or Barnacle Bay. All the community rabbit-holes are single-type(there's no combination school/stadium, etc.)
(2) You can start in places like Bridgeport which have combination rabbit-holes, but delete all those combination rabbit-holes in Edit Town and replace them with separate single-type rabbit holes(you will probably have to create new empty lots to place them).

There is a bug that makes it impossible for you to complete opportunities in the rabbit-holes if they share space with another rabbit-hole. Once, in Bridgeport, my Sim got the Sims on Ice opportunity, she had the Ice Sim, but when she tried to deliver it the action dropped. So it'll be much more easy to just start in Sunset Valley or some town which hasn't got a combination rabbit hole, but it's your game. Just a suggestion if you're getting frustrated with the bug that EA never addressed.

Oh, and REMEMBER to make sure Suppress Opportunities is -, or else you'll never get an opportunity and will fail the challenge. I almost failed my genie Life States because I was trying to rez Roxie Lin and the Oh My Ghost opportunity didn't show up because I had suppressed opportunities. (It was because I was running a baby challenge and didn't want the children to get annoying Scavenger Hunt opportunities.)
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2012, 10:49:49 AM »
@Etna, that's good advice but if someone really really wants to play in a town with combo buildings, then this opportunity bug should not make or break their decision as to where to live. As long as the opportunities are spawning correctly and can at least be completed, as far as I'm concerned they can can be deleted and counted against requirements and simply removed from the list so more can spawn.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2012, 10:53:10 AM »
After reading about problems with opportunities, may I make a suggestion if you aren't geting an opportunity?

Start over and:
(1) Move your Dynasty to Sunset Valley, Riverview, Twinbrook or Barnacle Bay. All the community rabbit-holes are single-type(there's no combination school/stadium, etc.)
(2) You can start in places like Bridgeport which have combination rabbit-holes, but delete all those combination rabbit-holes in Edit Town and replace them with separate single-type rabbit holes(you will probably have to create new empty lots to place them).

There is a bug that makes it impossible for you to complete opportunities in the rabbit-holes if they share space with another rabbit-hole. Once, in Bridgeport, my Sim got the Sims on Ice opportunity, she had the Ice Sim, but when she tried to deliver it the action dropped. So it'll be much more easy to just start in Sunset Valley or some town which hasn't got a combination rabbit hole, but it's your game. Just a suggestion if you're getting frustrated with the bug that EA never addressed.


Actually, deleting the rabbit holes is against the rules and means you can't get into HOF.   Be careful what advice you give that you don't ruin other people's chances.   The only time you're allowed to make a deletion in edit town is with permission from Metro, myself and/or Pam. 

Also EA did fix the problem shortly after LN came out and now they're not working again so it will just be a matter of time before we see the fix I'm sure.  Since they already know how to do it. 
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2012, 11:09:51 AM »
This dynasty requires very few opportunities compared to the other ones. I played in Moonlight Falls, and while my founder got zero job ops, she had skill ops just pouring in. The lack of school ops is tough and the reason I have to restart, but I tested it out afterwards and getting ops from after-school activities is really easy (I didn't complete it since I was just testing to see if they would indeed spawn). No rabbithole-replacements required.

Since you're most likely going to end up maxing two skills per heir, getting regular ops is almost a non-issue no matter where you are.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2012, 08:29:27 PM »
This dynasty requires very few opportunities compared to the other ones. I played in Moonlight Falls, and while my founder got zero job ops, she had skill ops just pouring in. The lack of school ops is tough and the reason I have to restart, but I tested it out afterwards and getting ops from after-school activities is really easy (I didn't complete it since I was just testing to see if they would indeed spawn). No rabbithole-replacements required.

Since you're most likely going to end up maxing two skills per heir, getting regular ops is almost a non-issue no matter where you are.

There have been many reports of games (including mine) that are having problems with child/teens attending those after-school activities. If I allow my child/teen to attend a field trip, every school day after that is considered to also be a field trip (even though they do not leave the school). Because of this the student does not attend the after-school activity and so does not spawn the opp. I do not know if this is happening in towns without combo building schools though. If you refuse to sign any field trip permission slips the student continues to attend after-school activities, and will then spawn the opps associated with those activities.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2012, 11:21:10 PM »
There have been many reports of games (including mine) that are having problems with child/teens attending those after-school activities. If I allow my child/teen to attend a field trip, every school day after that is considered to also be a field trip (even though they do not leave the school). Because of this the student does not attend the after-school activity and so does not spawn the opp. I do not know if this is happening in towns without combo building schools though. If you refuse to sign any field trip permission slips the student continues to attend after-school activities, and will then spawn the opps associated with those activities.

This happened to me in Lunar Lakes which doesn't have combined rabbit holes.  I found the fix for it is actually just a global ResetSim *. 
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2012, 05:25:39 PM »
I think I may attempt to do a story with my dynasty. I have been taking pictures throughout the game, but had decided not to do a story. That changed last night when my third gen twins were born. Jade and Emerald Stonecutter. Daughters of Ruby Stonecutter, Granddaughters to Gem Stonecutter. One is a werewolf like her mom, the other is human. It was really the trait roll that decided it for me though. One twin got Good, the other got Evil. Things just got really interesting, lol. I've read Pam's rules and will start on the story after I run my errands.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2012, 05:49:41 PM »
We're looking forward to reading it!

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2012, 06:54:38 PM »
I'm glad you decided to do a story after all, good luck JS! 

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« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2012, 08:28:27 PM »
Twin girls, one Evil, one Good? Oh yeah, that's worth doing a story right there.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2012, 06:33:09 AM »
Twin girls, one Evil, one Good? Oh yeah, that's worth doing a story right there.

I'm glad you're going to write a story JS but everyone please remember this thread is about hints & tips.  I'd like it to stay on topic. ;) Generally discussion of stories/happenings can be shared on the actual Life States thread. 

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2012, 09:00:51 PM »
Sorry Rica! I checked to see if there was a specific thread for story discussion, thinking that the thread on the challenge board was for rules and glitch issues. This one was the only non-story specific thread I found in the Story boards, so figured it would be ok. I'll stay on topic from now on.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2012, 10:54:45 AM »
One warning for those of you who gets the frugal trait. Don't let them use the slot machines! Their fun meter will hit rock bottom when they loose money.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2012, 11:02:53 PM »
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a large part of the challenge is to WooHoo with an occult and that is a public disgrace-able offence

This is one of the major reasons I sold Late Night and never repurchased it - the STUPID AS ALL GET OUT public disgraces. I know that celebrity status has its share of scandals, but COME ON! Making WooHoo with a vampire? If it was a zombie, I'd understand, but...  >:(

I also had the annoying "Hey, I'm aging up! I'm aging up! I'm aging up! Never mind, I don't wanna grow up *CRASH*" bug that made it impossible for a CAS Sim of Young Adult age to get the age-up sparkles unless I modified a Sim Bin Sim. Has the recent patch fixed that? :(

Sorry, this isn't a rant threat, it's about tips for this Dynasty. Let me see...

Ah! I know!

I failed my last attempt at this challenge(which I did not upload) due to this eror:

(1) Genie founder marries and mates with Jellybean Ghost spouse.
(2) The spouse had triplets - human, then ghost-genie, then human with genie skin
(3) I named ghost-genie the heir and aged up the humans to young adults and kicked them out.
(4) Epic Fail.

The first baby, a human boy, was automatic heir because he wasn't a genie. He wasn't a ghost either but I should have just gone with it and married him to a ghost again, but since he was human and humans ARE a life-state, the normal one, I failed the challenge by making him a spare and kicking him out when he was supposed to be the heir. I had to delete my game in shame. Be careful with which life state you start with!

@Rica: I have long since decided never to go for Hall of Fame, because I can never get into it because I use testingcheats. If I did put up a story here, I'd disclaimer it saying "Not to go for Hall of Fame" because I know mods and cheats are banned in these challenges and I'd invalidate them. Anyways, I was just saying if you don't care about Hall of Fame, you do option 2.

@MetropolisMan: I do like playing in Moonlight Falls and Starlight Shores, I loved Barnacle Bay when it came out, and if I wont he lottery I'd purchase Lunar Lakes and Lucky Palms too! But this whole bug which makes opportunities fail in combo rabbit-holes is frustrating and I'm just stating what I would do. I apologize for being a moron and will try to avoid giving bad advice again.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2012, 02:08:58 AM »
Ah, and I'm here to point out an error on your part that may not make you happy  :(, but will hopefully help you with future attempts.

You didn't fail your first attempt. In cases of multiple birth (twins/triplets), you may choose your heir. It's the one who's a different life state in the first birth - it's NOT the first born.

So you choosing your 2nd born as heir was perfectly legal.

In fact, with those three, you had your choice of who to be heir - either human or the genie ghost.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
Can I ask for some advice for my new Life State Dynasty?
My witch founder has rolled traits that do not point to any career as far as I can see, so I really don't know which career would be best.
She rolled: supernatural fan, good sense of humor, evil, slob and nurturing. Is there any career with career rewards which would benefit from these traits?
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2012, 05:40:46 PM »
Can I ask for some advice for my new Life State Dynasty?
My witch founder has rolled traits that do not point to any career as far as I can see, so I really don't know which career would be best.
She rolled: supernatural fan, good sense of humor, evil, slob and nurturing. Is there any career with career rewards which would benefit from these traits?
Evil sims usually want to become Emperor of Evil which makes sense and also gives atlethic and logic skill certificate. Add in the skill challenges and you get the ones you need as well.
At least that would be what I would do.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2012, 05:58:57 PM »
Evil sims usually want to become Emperor of Evil which makes sense and also gives atlethic and logic skill certificate. Add in the skill challenges and you get the ones you need as well.
At least that would be what I would do.

Thanks for your quick reply!
The criminal career did cross my mind, but I was thinking to save the logic skill for another career actually...
She actually rolled the wish to be a writer, but I don't want to use the skill challenges of the Charisma trait, because I want to keep that trait open for everyone.
Is it very hard to succeed as a Film Director?
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2012, 06:08:35 PM »
Thanks for your quick reply!
The criminal career did cross my mind, but I was thinking to save the logic skill for another career actually...
She actually rolled the wish to be a writer, but I don't want to use the skill challenges of the Charisma trait, because I want to keep that trait open for everyone.
Is it very hard to succeed as a Film Director?
The difficult part of being a director is the celebrity they are going to need to advance since getting that can be difficult. Charisma I'd avoid getting any points in since then you'll get 25 acquaintances, the friends and best friends relatively easy.

 

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