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« Reply #200 on: August 30, 2010, 02:42:07 PM »
I thought rich sims were fair game, just not for the founder.   ???
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« Reply #201 on: August 30, 2010, 02:54:14 PM »
My second generation heir married a rich SIM she only bought 1600 to the house. Whereas my first generation spouse, Christopher Steel (the legacy spouse in so many legacies) was considered not rich yet brought 5000 into the house.
I think sometimes rich can be relative depending on how many other SIMS live in the prospective spouses` house.
That so made sense in my head

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« Reply #202 on: August 30, 2010, 03:10:42 PM »
Oh yeah,  :-[ I forgot that that was only for the founder.  :-X

Yeah you only find out if a sim is rich if you visit their home.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #203 on: August 30, 2010, 03:46:49 PM »
My second generation heir married a rich SIM she only bought 1600 to the house. Whereas my first generation spouse, Christopher Steel (the legacy spouse in so many legacies) was considered not rich yet brought 5000 into the house.

Exactly. However, I had one of my sims (non-legacy) marry a rich sim. The sim, like the one you are talking about, only brought a thousand-something into the family...however, I checked his inventory and he had the most expensive car you can get in it that I was able to sell for $94,000. So I think it's not about how much money they have, it's about what they own.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #204 on: August 31, 2010, 01:49:17 PM »
What are the rules regarding children leaving the lot with family members? I tried numerous times to have the uncle take his niece fishing at the beach behind the SV legacy lot, but although she wanted to fish, she wouldn't leave the lot with him. He lived there with her at that time.
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« Reply #205 on: August 31, 2010, 04:50:46 PM »
I think if you click on the place you want to go there is an option to take other people with you.

A quite funny thing happened with my legacy, i was playing and i mentioned to the husband that i was glad that a certain Sim was only a spare and not an heir as i thought he might be gay and therefore would not reproduce and bloodline heirs. Husband said your mad woman how can a computer generated person be gay.
I kicked said Sim out as a teen with his elderly mum. I checked on the family tree a day or two later and he is now living with his life partner Dusty.
Just like to add that i never let this Sim have any romantic relationships at all before i kicked him out.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #206 on: August 31, 2010, 08:47:03 PM »
I think if you click on the place you want to go there is an option to take other people with you.

That's what I did. She wanted to go but then didn't. Three times. I wondered if there's a rule about leaving the property with someone other than parents.

I'm assuming you mean that Dusty is male? I think all sims are bisexual in order to let the player direct them either way. Without direction, I'm sure there's an element of randomness. Having said that, I think my legacy teen is gay too, but that just might be because of the feminine hairstyle of the boy who followed him home. If I choose his sister to be heir, I'll let him choose his own partner too.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #207 on: August 31, 2010, 08:58:12 PM »
Could the child not go fishing on their own.
I just thought it was funny that i had told my husband that this particular Sim was gay when he was a child(the Sim not my husband) and i was right.
I am a bit pathetic that i find the lives of my evicted Sims to be interesting i get feelings of guilt if any of my spares dont find people to spend their little Sim lives with.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #208 on: September 01, 2010, 02:11:35 AM »
My probable 3rd gen heir is scoping out her possible mates. Some have traits I've never played or in combinations that sound wild. Do any of these shout "marry this guy?" Fiona Bright has 8 days before she becomes YA. She's Neurotic, Born Saleswoman, Friendly, and Family Oriented. I think I'll make her a painter or a sculptor. There's a housing boom in SV, so new people may yet move in.

Herman Bean sounds wonderful, but he's already YA: Green Thumb, Virtuoso, Loves the Outdoors. But he wears a peter pan collar.

Scotty Bean must be Herman's brother, sounds like it's a good family, and he's a teenager like Fiona. I don't know his traits yet.

Tam Thrasher, a light-skinned teen who wears Egypt clothes to school. He's Grumpy, Evil, and Neurotic. I almost want to choose him to shake things up, but I've never had Grumpy, and certainly not this combination. Making him happy might be too much work.

Chin-Han Lim, a teen who's Childish, Insane, Good, and a Mooch. He might drive me insane with the Childish trait.

Marquis Ursine, a teen who I'm inclined to ignore because of his family, but I guess I'll check out his traits.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #209 on: September 01, 2010, 03:02:01 AM »
Children cannot leave the lot alone after their curfew.  After hearing that the uncle couldn't take the child fishing, I think it must be only the parents who can take the child from the lot after hours.

I also believe heirs have to live on the Legacy lot their entire lives.  The link to Pinstar's rules isn't working for me at the moment, so I can't be positive.  But I'm fairly certain only spares can be kicked out of the house.  Spouses can be kicked out, too, because they aren't part of the Legacy bloodline.  However, they won't qualify for points if they don't live in the house.

I can't kick him out now. I've spent his 50K happiness on a Food Replicator for the family.

You can still kick him out unless he's the heir.  The Food Replicator will stay on your lot.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #210 on: September 01, 2010, 03:11:44 AM »
Here is a new link to Pinstar's Rules: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/39862.page
The one listed earlier on this page wasn't working for me either, but I went and found it again.
I quickly skimmed it and couldn't find where it said that the heir could not be moved out...but I am also pretty sure that is true.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #211 on: September 01, 2010, 05:30:02 AM »
Per Pinstar's Rules:
Legacy House: The lot initially moved into by your founder. You may not move the family to another lot during the entire challenge. All heirs must be born in this house (or rather, born from Sims living at this house, even if they use the hospital to give birth)
Therefore the heir can't move to another house.  ;)
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« Reply #212 on: September 01, 2010, 06:51:43 AM »
It just says all heirs have to be born at the house does not say they have to die there. I would have thought once a new heir is born or becomes young adult it would be feasible to throw an elder out. I mostly keep them around for baby sitting duties but I had one time, where my newly moved in spouse wanted the LTW to have a large family, but with a house already containing an seven people that just was not going to happen unless i evicted a few people.
Anyway even if you cant kick spare heirs out (at the point I kicked said Heir out she was living in a house with her son his wife his three children and her youngest son) its not the end of the world I keep forgetting to do portraits too. I'm not playing for points.

Oh and the child going fishing thing I had a child in my family go to park with another family member. It was his uncle.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #213 on: September 01, 2010, 02:59:02 PM »
Oh and the child going fishing thing I had a child in my family go to park with another family member. It was his uncle. Rachel

Thanks, mine must have been a glitch then. It was daytime, not after curfew.
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« Reply #214 on: September 01, 2010, 11:02:22 PM »
I looked through Pinstar's rules again.  It does not specifically say the words "the heir must die while living in the Legacy house", but I feel that's how it should be played.  He's so adamant about the bloodline remaining in the Legacy house that I can't imagine that someone as important as an heir would be able to move out.  Just my opinion.  :)
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #215 on: September 01, 2010, 11:23:57 PM »
  You also want to obtain as many points as you can from your heir even as an elder, so it is best to have everyone live together until death.   ;D
Worse case - just stick that sim in a dungeon, lock the door and forget about them -  ::)
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #216 on: September 02, 2010, 05:17:55 AM »
I have never kicked an heir out of the household, it seems like this was their inheritance and they should be entitled to stay there for the rest of their lives.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #217 on: September 02, 2010, 05:45:07 AM »
My heir actually died the day after i kicked her out so i went and got her grave from the graveyard and she is now happily playing with the rest of my ghosts.
She had already achieved her lifetime wish  and maxed out four different skills. I feel really guilty now for kicking her out so i wont be doing that again.
Ok so now i have a problem my legacy family so far have only ever had one child to start off with. In fact in five generations ive only had one set of twins. They were boy/girl twins and i got them by using the cheat.
So the heir has always been straight forward the eldest child inherits now my current heir and his spouse have delivered twins Layla and Lola. So my question is how do people decide who the heir is in these situations. I know the simple answer is just choose one, i was just wondering how people choose

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #218 on: September 02, 2010, 07:02:05 AM »
I vote on it when they reach Childhood/Teen/YA I mainly go with Teen as that's when all of the skills open up etc. But if you don't want a vote you can go with the eldest child who in real life circumstances would get the majority of the Inheritance.  :)
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« Reply #219 on: September 03, 2010, 03:54:51 PM »
I have a question about how the Omni Plant opportunity chain works in legacies. My founder maxed gardening and died before turning in her steaks. I have since had the second generation heir max gardening and complete all the skill challenges, but she only got the first opportunity in that chain, to take a bunch of high quality produce to the restaurant. She's focused on gardening every day and has perfect produce of almost every type, but she's not getting the cheese opportunity, and a lot of time has passed. I should mention that she's tended the cheese and steak plants of the founder, and now has a nice collection of perfect cheese and steak in a chest, ready to turn in when she can. I've been sending her to eat at the restaurant in hopes the opportunity will pop up as a result. Is she somehow locked out of the chain since the founder got it but never completed it?
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« Reply #220 on: September 03, 2010, 08:21:54 PM »
She should get the rest of the omni plant opportunities.  Sometimes they come really quick and sometimes they are just very slow in coming.  I completed the omni plant series for 2 of my 4 sims in the Wishmaster challenge so they could both order omni plant seeds, but they had to trade off days as they could not order them on the same day as each other.

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« Reply #221 on: September 03, 2010, 09:26:15 PM »
Oh good, thanks for confirming that. I just need to be patient and cross my fingers.
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« Reply #222 on: September 03, 2010, 10:13:14 PM »
@LlamaMama:

Also be sure to keep the slot for skill opportunities open.  If you've got another opportunity in place, the Omni plant chain can't appear.
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« Reply #223 on: September 04, 2010, 08:56:12 PM »
Right, Pam. Thanks.

Has anyone played Twinbrook enough to know who the best legacy mate catches are? Are there any homeless sims with a surprise fortune to bring to a legacy or dynasty?
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« Reply #224 on: September 06, 2010, 05:04:18 PM »
I'm kind of sad about my SV legacy. My 3rd generation is turning young adult with mates picked out, when I realize that what I thought was a minor adjustment to the rules had in fact been a bug, giving my legacy a huge advantage.

I had moved the larger junkyard to SV, and right away it produced epic quanities of rocks and salvageable furniture. It was if all the spawn points were turned on all the time. But, having not really used the large junkyard in Twinbrook, I thought it was the same there too. Now I'm trying a Twinbrook legacy, and I see how bugged the SV junkyard really is. It kind of taints my SV legacy now, even though I'm not really competing. I've followed the rules, but have made accomodations for WA and Ambitions keeping in the spirit of the original rules.

Am I crazy for feeling uncomfortable about continuing the SV legacy? I'd like to know if anyone else has had a similar experience.
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