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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #75 on: November 24, 2012, 03:04:51 PM »
It did work for me the second Snow Day that week (the first one on Tuesday did give me a School Not In Session message); I don't know if it's because of the time I did it. I then sat glued to the school until 9am hit, to make sure they didn't get booted out for a Not In Session day. Nope, kept going, and I am now going to be more careful about winter pregnancies.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 02:05:24 PM »
Inventors working on the Diabolical Detonator Challenge - buy the cheap dishwashers, chain them together as close as possible, kaboom!



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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2012, 11:44:45 AM »
Why the dishwashers?
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2012, 02:01:37 PM »
Probably obvious but try and take potential spouses traits in to consideration. I purposely chose Sophie Rodgers for a spouse because she had the technophobe trait.This really helped with generation two's handiness challanges. For instance dislikes children is probably going to be a problem when it comes to making them friends with the heir at the toddler stage.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #79 on: December 05, 2012, 02:17:20 PM »
On the other hand, I've played with a lot of sims who dislike children, and they have no issues becoming friends with their kids and caring for them. Though this was in an immortal dynasty attempt, I had a household of five adults and two toddlers, and it was child-disliking Sofia who ended up autonomously caring for them the most. Her husband was only friends with their daughter while she was best friends with her.

Be careful when you have sims playing for tips or performing for tips as a part of Showtime profession. In my immortal dynasty, Willow ended up getting tons of best friends merely by performing for tips. Cricket came dangerously close to failing the dynasty by befriending Cadmium's unique best friend, Chauncey Grimm with her piano-playing (thankfully, I was able to let their friendship naturally decay, but he still calls her for dates. NO.). I ended up using an elderly fairy for Cricket's best friend requirement because he died a few days after everything was done and wouldn't jeopardize the dynasty if I had another performing sim.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #80 on: December 05, 2012, 02:54:20 PM »
Why the dishwashers?

I wanted to do counters since they are physically in contact with one another, making one long space; counters are not detonate-worthy, though. Dishwashers, however, can be placed side by side in physical contact, don't require counters to make them stand, and are cheaper than the trash compactors.

With chairs, even though they occupy the adjacent space, I typically had to blow them up individually because of the space between each one. When I switched to dishwashers as an experiment, I placed 8 of them side by side, then another 8 in front (2 rows of them). Threw one stick of dynamite or whatever it is at them, and 13 of them blew up.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2012, 10:28:40 PM »
I see. Nice. I will definitely keep that in mind. Because then you only have to pay for one stick of dynamite, right?
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2012, 12:40:15 AM »
Yes, precisely. Plus, it's also quicker than the chair method (at least, it was for me)!

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2013, 04:13:59 AM »
What skill would you recommend for a fairy to take up once she has conpleted the gardening challenges and opportunities? She has great kisser, schmoozer, absent minded, slob and excitable as her traits. I would like the skill to have 3-4 challenges (logic is out of the question). Any help would be much appreciated!
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2013, 10:25:51 AM »
I'd personally go for nectar-making or cooking, due to their three challenges and relation to gardening. Those are my planned secondary supermaxes for my fairy.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2013, 11:29:41 AM »
I would go for nectar making.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #86 on: January 22, 2013, 10:55:17 AM »
My only tip is to remember the skills which gain no items and use them as supplementary skill challenges. You don't necessarily have to master the skill to complete some of the challenges (just cook fifty autumn salads, for example) which leaves the mastery of the skill to another heir.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #87 on: January 22, 2013, 12:02:12 PM »
I agree with nectar making, because not only does it go with gardening but you won't have someone come along later with the perfect trait wanting to learn it, like say a Natural Cook. However do keep in mind what dontmindme said, and plan out your skill items.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #88 on: January 22, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »
My only other tip is to get a werewolf into the household ASAP if your founder isn't one. Those guys are walking banks after a few hunts (I seriously have to put away some of the metals my werewolf finds to keep our value low enough for an heir to pop the have X money wish)

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #89 on: January 23, 2013, 05:49:49 AM »
Honestly you don't really need a werewolf unless you want one - a dog can hunt for gems and metals as well.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #90 on: January 23, 2013, 08:43:39 AM »
Don't forget about Midas Touch.    In several recent games I got anywhere between §300k and §850k from a single 6 hr elixir.
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2013, 06:44:08 PM »
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2013, 09:14:07 PM »
Hi, um my sim mastered fishing a couple of days ago. He's received the skill certificate but I understand there's a mounted fish or fish trophy that comes with being an angler?

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2013, 09:22:43 PM »
Hi, um my sim mastered fishing a couple of days ago. He's received the skill certificate but I understand there's a mounted fish or fish trophy that comes with being an angler?

If you have Ambitions, joining the Angler career and then selling §25,000 worth of fish will get you a trophy from city Hall.


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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #94 on: February 02, 2013, 09:02:33 AM »
Two tips about playable ghosts:
  • Travelling is even buggier than usual but sending a human on holiday with the ghost reduces the number of glitches.
  • If the game picks a ghost as the random townie that gives your Sim an opportunity, the opportunity will cancel before you can complete it, just as it does if a Sim dies on story progression.  (I really should have fed ambrosia to all of my spares before I moved them out.  As it was, I just made sure that everyone had plenty of human friends.  As it happens, I got lucky and only ran onto this problem with work opportunities for former heirs.)

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #95 on: February 04, 2013, 09:47:33 PM »
Have a self-employment career that just won't level fast enough?  Is it anything but writing?  I learned a nifty new trick to get you closer to that end result without too much effort.   For the self employment careers that are based around a product of a skill that can be sold in buy mode, make one item that's worth a pretty penny.   Go into buy mode and using the delete key or drag method (not the hammer) sell the item.  Hit the undo button to get the item back.  Then sell it again.  Each time you sell it will count towards a wish to earn money or towards a money based career like sculpting or painting.   I haven't tested it too much with produce or fish but I know for a fact it works for sculptures, paintings & inventions. 

I was able to get to level 10 inventing career as well as supermax inventing without hitting level 10 handiness because of this little trick.   This also helped me quickly finish 2 wishes  with sculpting as the 5k and 20k are both over 5000 LTHP.  Not to mention it made getting the 25000 career reward a lot easier so I could move onto something else.



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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2013, 11:36:42 AM »
What a cool trick! Thanks Rica!
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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2013, 12:01:29 AM »
Buying gems and metals from the Elixir Shop counts towards the collecting challenges. Keep that in mind before sending the wrong heir out to buy from the Elixir Shop!

(Why yes, I ended up invalidating Cricket's unique skill challenge that way. Go me.)

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #98 on: February 13, 2013, 11:26:59 AM »
Self-employ careers are only from generations, right? Because I've got Supernatural and Pets and the only two careers the game allows me to self-employ are those two.

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Re: Life States Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2013, 11:50:58 AM »
Self-employ careers are only from generations, right?

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