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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2012, 06:19:33 PM »
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.

Ok, so Director is quite hard if you're not a Natural born star or something... Thanks for your advice, I won't do that then.
What do you mean by avoiding Charisma points? Do you say not to get any skill points in that? That's nearly impossible. I'd say not to use the skill challenges for unique ones, since the chance of them staying unique is fairly small.

Maybe I'll go for Journalism, use the writing skill challenges and do alchemy on the side for the other skill challenges. You know, her being a witch and all.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2012, 06:25:37 PM »
Plus supernatural Fan helps with Alchemy. But getting Celebrity stars really isn't that hard, neither is avoiding Charisma. Just don't learn Charisma and you won't have to worry about gaining skill points in it. And If you do alchemy you can throw friend potions at Celebrities to get celebrity points. Easy as pie. I recommend throwing Jar of Friendship and then Potent Jar of Friendship since I'm pretty sure you'll get two celebrity boosts that way, as well as two elixirs towards your SuperMaxing alchemy.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2012, 06:30:28 PM »
Nurturing helps with the baby-sitting career from Generations and I believe the teaching career, but I have no clue what skills or career rewards you would need/get.


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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2012, 06:33:17 PM »
Baby-sitting and teaching give no career rewards as far as I know.

Plus supernatural Fan helps with Alchemy. But getting Celebrity stars really isn't that hard, neither is avoiding Charisma. Just don't learn Charisma and you won't have to worry about gaining skill points in it. And If you do alchemy you can throw friend potions at Celebrities to get celebrity points. Easy as pie. I recommend throwing Jar of Friendship and then Potent Jar of Friendship since I'm pretty sure you'll get two celebrity boosts that way, as well as two elixirs towards your SuperMaxing alchemy.

Ok, thanks! I never thought of elixers helping with making Celebrity friends. That makes Film Director a good option again :)

Now I just need to know why to avoid any skill points in charisma and I'll be on my way ;)
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2012, 06:48:34 PM »
Baby-sitting and teaching give no career rewards as far as I know.

Ok, thanks! I never thought of elixers helping with making Celebrity friends. That makes Film Director a good option again :)

Now I just need to know why to avoid any skill points in charisma and I'll be on my way ;)

Because once you gain a single point of charisma, you gain charisma any time you talk to someone and it's easy enough to have a lot of friends especially if you need to up star levels. And many friends/ acquaintances completes charisma skill challenges. Therefore, Charisma is rather easy to max and supermax.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2012, 07:00:54 PM »
Because once you gain a single point of charisma, you gain charisma any time you talk to someone and it's easy enough to have a lot of friends especially if you need to up star levels. And many friends/ acquaintances completes charisma skill challenges. Therefore, Charisma is rather easy to max and supermax.

Ok, thanks. Then I'll try to keep charisma for someone else.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2012, 09:11:50 PM »
If you go the criminal route since your Founder is evil, you can go up the Thief branch. You will need to max athletics, but it leaves logic free for a different career path.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2012, 03:10:54 PM »
If you go the criminal route since your Founder is evil, you can go up the Thief branch. You will need to max athletics, but it leaves logic free for a different career path.

Ok thanks, that's good to know!
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2012, 04:13:07 PM »
For those that don't know if you let your mum have a home birth she will be at friend status when the baby is born. It has been awhile since I had a hospital birth but I seem to recall that didn't give the relationship boost. Some toddler training and a stroll in the stroller with mum and or dad can boost the relationship further.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2012, 04:23:40 PM »
It might help to have a moodlet manager before you have a werewolf heir. Scrambling to get one for Cricket to remove her stuck feral change moodlet before her birthday was rather maddening. I'm so glad that she's done with her requirements so I don't have another "OMG it's her birthday and she's a werewolf!" panic-attack again.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2012, 03:25:15 PM »
If you get the Philospher's Stone you can bind ghosts to join your household. You would just need to make sure the ghost is the right gender before binding.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2012, 06:08:27 PM »
Since I had checked previously, and ghost potions from the chemistry set are ok for use, you can have your current heir and their spouse use the ghost potions to get a ghost baby (and avoid the annoyance of multiple ghosts in the household)!

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2012, 11:09:50 PM »
Before a sim completes their LTW have them use a Wish Enhancing Serum. My founder got over 90,000 points from his LTW since he also had a few wishes.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2012, 12:40:59 AM »
Before a sim completes their LTW have them use a Wish Enhancing Serum. My founder got over 90,000 points from his LTW since he also had a few wishes.

Be careful using that one though since:

 
Is there a restriction against using the Ambitious trait or Wishing Enhancing Serum to get our unique wishes?
 -- Since all traits have to be random, there are no restrictions on what you can have.    As for the Wish Enhancing Serum, you cannot use it's boost to claim wishes that would normally be under 5000 LTHP.

As long as you don't count any of the boosted wishes toward the 5 unique regular wishes you should be ok.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2012, 11:04:58 AM »
Which life state should I start with? I'm thinking of werewolf but would something else be better?

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2012, 11:07:44 AM »
Witch or Human.  That way a human child won't ever be the heir further down the line or a witch because they are one of the few that you can't get turned into.  Whereas if you find a human lover later, they can be bitten to become a werewolf or vampire.  They can tour the arboretum and possibly become a fairy.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2012, 11:08:46 AM »
Perhaps a life state that has a longer life span so as to give you time to get everything done.
I personally chose a human for my first life state so that all the heirs could be occult.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2012, 11:37:52 AM »
Ok, I suppose I'll go with a human. Thing is, I was playing the dynasty with a werewolf and things were going really well but I forgot to save and the game crashed. So now I either start from scratch or start from the point where he isn't even married. I guess I'll just start over with a human.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2012, 01:16:38 PM »
I started with a fairy for the reasons Rachel mentioned, but since she had so much time I went slow and my game is too big to play now at only the second generation. Keep that in mind.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2012, 02:58:38 AM »
I have little experience with kids, and I hear Moonlight Falls has a problem with school/afterschool activities and opportunities on top of the general issue with combined rabbitholes. So I'm curious, what do people do about the childhood opportunity requirement, especially in Moonlight Falls? I like that amusing "help old ladies across an obstacle course" opportunity from scouting, but I guess that is one of the bugged ones. :( And the rock/bug collections basically never pop up for me, even with significantly longer lifespans.

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« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2012, 03:57:40 AM »
I have little experience with kids, and I hear Moonlight Falls has a problem with school/afterschool activities and opportunities on top of the general issue with combined rabbitholes. So I'm curious, what do people do about the childhood opportunity requirement, especially in Moonlight Falls? I like that amusing "help old ladies across an obstacle course" opportunity from scouting, but I guess that is one of the bugged ones. :( And the rock/bug collections basically never pop up for me, even with significantly longer lifespans.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2012, 04:38:13 AM »
If you get Snow Days, try and send your child to school before 8am anyway. I nearly had a Snow Day destroy my Dynasty (it hit the same day the heir was due to get onto the Honor Roll); at 730am, I just manually told the children to go to school, so they hopped on their bikes and went.

The whole day was spent with "Snow Day!" instead of "Learning!" but at 3pm, I had Honor Roll.

So don't give up just because of that!

Edit: And this Snow Day hit on a Friday, with the children due to age up on Saturday.

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« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2012, 02:16:31 PM »
So Snow Day won't keep them being able to go to school? I expected it to be a "School is not in Session" situation.

I have little experience with kids, and I hear Moonlight Falls has a problem with school/afterschool activities and opportunities on top of the general issue with combined rabbitholes. So I'm curious, what do people do about the childhood opportunity requirement, especially in Moonlight Falls? I like that amusing "help old ladies across an obstacle course" opportunity from scouting, but I guess that is one of the bugged ones. :( And the rock/bug collections basically never pop up for me, even with significantly longer lifespans.

I don't know why, I usually get those opportunities and that's what I used, a scavenger hunt opportunity.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #74 on: November 24, 2012, 02:24:56 PM »
Shirin, what an excellent tip! I plan on quoting you over in the Townie Decadynasty hints and tips thread. Good to know there's still hope for children to make the honor roll in the winter. (I wonder if that would work for Leisure Day, etc., too.)
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