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The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Done--
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:35:10 AM »
Back in 2012, I had previously made my 5th attempt at a dynasty. Some really bad things happened and long story short, I abandoned it. Here's basically what happened on the previous dynasty attempts.

Attempt #1: Founder got killed by a meteor.
Attempt #2: Non-immortal imaginary friend ate a life fruit.
Attempt #3: Third generation got bit by a vampire.
Attempt #4: Failed to achieve Hall of Fame status due to the 5th generation being born without both parents living in the house. Still finished it though, you can read the full story here.
Attempt #5: Abandoned due to health reasons.


With the release of University Life, I decided to give this another go but this time I'm going mostly storyless. I do plan on giving a summary of the events that happened on each generation but for the most part, expect the bare minimum, including museum pieces. After all, sculpting and photography are good ways to go insane in real life.

Meet the Immortals
Jack Evans, Founder
Daniel Evans, Second Generation
Sean Evans, Third Generation
Michelle Evans, Fourth Generation
Rachel Evans, Fifth Generation
Valerie Evans, Sixth Generation
Pamela Evans, Seventh Generation
Oliver Evans, Eighth Generation


Orange Igauna, why are you calling this the immortal jail when this is technically an immortal dynasty?
I'm glad you asked that. It's all part of my strategy for keeping non-immortals and immortals who have completed their requirements out of my hair for the entire dynasty. Please look at Exhibit A.



This here is what I call an Immortal Jail Cell. After an immortal has completed their requirements and have purchased Steel Bladder, they are locked in one of these jail cells containing all the basic necessities for the rest of the dynasty with two exceptions. One, the immortal painter is let out to do the painting of each age and then locked back in and two, all immortals who have completed their requirements are let out once a week to refresh their ambrosia. All food is fed to them through the fridge containing multiple copies of perfect dishes. The multiple copies of the same painting ensures that they receive a constant +40 beautifully decorated moodlet. All appliances were upgraded to unbreakable courtesy of the founder's wife, who was transformed into a witch after giving birth. The chair provides the maximum possible comfort moodlet while the video game console not visible allows the immortal to maintain level 10 nerd status. The only downside is that they need to know a townie so that they can use their phone to fulfill their social bar but my founder's supermax fixes that.



Eight immortal jail cells all prepped and ready to go. The bottom row contains the odd numbered immortal cells in descending order (7, 5, 3, 1) and the top row contains the even numbered cells in descending order (8, 6, 4, 2). In this picture, the top left is occupied by a rich townie who was invited on day one to sell his marguet vaguester. The bottom left is the founder's wife. The second to the top left is the second generation's unexpected twin brother.

Why are you doing this strategy?
Towards the end of that non-HoF dynasty, I basically spent the entire eighth generation's adult phase alt-tabbed doing other stuff while the game played itself. With this strategy, I can do this even earlier! That and people who aren't needed anymore can leave me alone.

Those poor immortals... what settings are you using and where is the dynasty taking place?
The dynasty is taking place in Lucky Palms. 54 Golf Links Lane was chosen for it's close proximity to the main hub. Lunar cycle was turned off and is permanently set to waning gibbous. Each season has been set to 28 days (the maximum) to minimize holidays. The weather effects have been turned off. Everything in population has been turned off so no fairies, celebrities, vampires, etc. Story progression is turned on because the rules require it. The family is opting out of the celebrity system because false accusation can go suck a lemon. This of course means no film career. Fortune Teller career is also impossible because I did not place the wagon.

Are you sure you want to go storyless? You've posted quite the wall of text already.
Positive, by going without a story I can focus solely on the dynasty. Attempt #3 in particular failed because I focused so heavily on the story that I accidentally made a fatal misclick when trying to set up a screenshot.

I read that other story you posted and noticed that you gave almost everyone couch potato, are you going to do the same thing this time?
You know it! I'm probably the biggest fan of that trait on this forum.

Cool, when does this dynasty begin?
It began two days ago! As of this post, the founder is already an immortal. It was actually a pretty close call because his chosen supermax has a challenge that is completely luck-based. It was worth it though because I'll be able to ignore the best friend requirements for every immortal until elder.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/16/2013--
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Jack Evans -- Founder
Lifetime Wish: Swimming in Cash
Career: Business
Supermax: Social Networking
Lifetime Rewards: Motive Mobile, No Bills Ever, Born to Cook
Real Estate: Area-52 Test Labs, Aleister's Elixirs and Sundries
Portraits: Young Adult, Adult, Elder
Opportunities: Making Coffee the Executive Way, Hospital Delivery, Scientific Documents, Making Nice with the Newsies, Commissioned Street Art, Outflanking the Military
Best Friends: Jaycen Hendrix, Darren Dreamer, Aya Tanner, Yuna Tanner, Ethan Tanner, Lina Lancaster
Traits: Ambitious, Workaholic, Charismatic, Couch Potato, Lucky, Natural Cook [Rebel], Over-Emotional [Honorary Degree LTR]



Before I even began the dynasty, I PMed Rica asking for a couple of rule clarifications. The original plan was to restart the dynasty until the wish enhancing serum appeared in the alchemy shop first try. Ultimately, I decided not to do this because like my previous attempts, I can just have non-immortals buy everything I need. He was willing to send me a couple of his elixirs though which really came in handy. The Midas Touch in particular completely eliminated any money woes for the entire dynasty just by turning multiple copies of Ambiguity Itself into gold and selling them.

Day one consisted of Jack going directly to Jaycen Hendrix's home to recruit him. He's better than Agnes because he brings a Marguet Vaguester to your home instead of the speedster. I had not received the elixirs from Rica yet so getting him to best friend was a matter of spamming the silly face over and over again. He's childish, you see. Once I got him to best friend, Jack went home, invited Jaycen over, recruited him, sold the Marguet Vaguester and that is both sim's lifetime wish complete. Both sims used the happiness points to buy Motive Mobiles for themselves.

Next, I bought Jack a megaphone and started a protest on unskilled sims at the park. A lot of skilling was about to happen so Jack and Jaycen really needed that boost. It was a success and Jack was off to the library to max the Social Networking, Cooking, and Gardening skills while Jaycen maxed Cooking to do the Culinary career, Painting, and Fishing to catch some Deathfish. During this time, the dynasty house and museum were built and the immortal jail was set up. After Jaycen maxed cooking, he went and joined the Culinary career. When Jack was done with his library skilling, he had his young adult portrait painted by Jaycen. Brain enhancing machines were used to speed up Jaycen's skilling progress. The reason Jack is maxing cooking is because although I'm leaving cooking open for all immortals, Jack is going to be the unofficial chef of the family. Spamming jokes with a rebel allowed Jack to get a 6th trait. I chose Natural Cook for that.

Here's where it gets interesting. Social Networking allows the user to summon sims with whatever age, gender, traits, and even astrological sign, he or she desires. Because Jack can easily summon 6 sims and use the relationship transmogrifier to instantly turn them into best friends with anyone he wants, it was a no-brainer to supermax this first so that the Evans can completely ignore the best friend requirement until a generation hits elder. Two of the challenges are easy enough, summon 25 sims with the sim finder app to get... absolutely nothing because the reward is bugged. Another challenge is to change the relationship of 30 sims to romantic interest or boyfriend/girlfriend to get the best friends forever option... which also doesn't exist because the challenge is bugged. There is one challenge though that is basically the new Guitar Star and that's the sell 5 blogs challenge. When you make a blog, you have to make posts to get followers. Getting followers increases the quality of your blog and gets you perks. At 4 stars, you randomly get an offer to sell your blog. This is the issue, this can either take 2 days or it could take weeks to sell a single blog once you hit the requirement. To even get followers at a respectable pace, you need to trigger a "Gotta Blog" moodlet repeatedly to get a guaranteed amazing post for 30-70 followers. The method I used was repeatedly changing the relationship of Jack's friends to stranger, then friend, then good friend, then best friend. Each new stage of friendship triggers the "Gotta Blog" moodlet for a personal blog. Because of how long it could potentially take to sell a blog, supermaxing this skill first is a gamble for a founder. Jack only had 3 days left until elder before he finally sold his fifth blog.

Social Networking does not have any opportunties whatsoever though. This is why Jack joined the Business career. The career offers tons of opportunties for him to complete and because no other sim can max the career, the BlackOps are pretty much guaranteed to be his and his alone. You may notice that one of the opportunties is a street art op. Jack had only eight days left before turning into an adult and he still had not gotten offer to sell his 5-star blog. I was beginning to worry so I started spraying ground murals in an attempt to change his supermax to Street Art. Needless to say, he got his offer when Jack hit level 6 in the skill. Street Art is still up for grabs and as long as Jack never has the street art kit in his inventory, there's no danger of failing the dynasty due to multiple level 10 street artists.

When Jack had hit adult, he summoned a young adult wife with the worst random outfit I have ever seen on a sim by using the sim finder app. Using the transmogrifier, he immediately married her and had kids. Something unexpected happened though, she gave birth to twins. It wasn't that big of a deal, it just means that I have a spare who is probably gonna spend the rest of his life locked in his own jail cell once he hits young adult. I might get him a fine arts degree and make him do the Culinary career though. The moodlet from the fridge affects babies so it would go great in the nursery.

When Jack hit elder, all he had to do was update his best friends list so that it contains sims who are actually alive, get his picture painted for the last time, and then it's ambrosia time. Towards the end, I had bought Jack an Honorary Degree in business so that I could give him a 7th trait, Over-Emotional. Jack will not be needed outside of the Sim Finder app and Relationship Transmogrifier app so he will now be locked in the jail cell.



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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/16/2013--
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 12:43:50 AM »
And just after I finished reading the Doe Dynasty, no less.

The jail cell idea is ingenious. I'm too nice to my immortals to do that, but it's still a great idea. Good luck with this attempt!
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/16/2013--
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 10:56:29 AM »
Jail cell rooms? You are a smart, smart llama.
And the Doe Dynasty is a great read. It's in my bookmarks for easy reading! ;D
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 11:17:24 AM »
Hello Jack!  Good to see you got the elixirs!   I sent them as soon as I was able and yes Midas Touch is by far the sexiest elixir ever.   Can't wait to see who Generation 2 is.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 12:24:56 PM »
Don't forget to check on your elders -- a non-working refrigerator glitch came with University Life, causing students in the dorms to die of starvation.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 12:32:39 PM »
Yes! I loved the Doe Dynasty, and this one looks just as interesting! Jail cells--hehe. That's kinda pretty awesome.
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/16/2013--
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 12:33:46 PM »
What a clever idea, your certainly making the most out what the game offers. I'm curious to see how it all plays out, best of luck.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/19/2013--
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 06:12:57 AM »
After a few sim weeks of gameplay, I ran into a couple of issues with the jail cells.

-Sims would attempt to cook their own meals but because there's no counter, food processor, and stove in their room, they would fail and put the cutting board on their dining table. This forces them to eat on their recliner, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it means I have to make them clean up manually.
-If a stereo is in the room and is turned on, sims will not go to bed on their own. This is easily fixed by just getting rid of the stereo.
-Unless they know someone they can talk to by phone, they have no way to fill their social gauge. This was fixed by simply giving them laptops so they can chat online.

I present to you all The Immortal Jail v2.0



The following changes have been made to each jail cell.

-Counters have been added where the trash compactor and dishwasher are located.
-The recliner has been removed and the dining table has been relocated. The recliner has been replaced with a maximum comfort dining chair.
-The stereo has been removed and replaced with a stove.
-A food processor is now on one of the counters.
-All sims have been given laptops to fill their social need.
-Non-immortals now have Heavy Sleeper, Neat and Hates the Outdoors. Ambitious has been removed from non-immortals. This is to force sims to clean the dishes and to prevent Stir Crazy and Anxious to Advance from appearing. Heavy Sleeper is to prevent the TV from waking them up.

Because of the changes, sims can now cook their own food if they really want to but they'll mostly eat leftovers. They can now be left completely alone and they'll eventually die of old age. The game console is still there, you just can't see it at this angle.

Also, say hi to Immortal Jack in the above picture.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/16/2013--
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 06:18:15 AM »


Daniel Evans -- Second Generation

Lifetime Wish: Seasoned Traveler
Career: Architectural Designer
Supermax: Painting
Lifetime Rewards: Moodlet Manager, Prepared Traveler, Extra Creative
Real Estate: Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital, Paint A Desert Art Gallery
Portraits: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder
Opportunities: Interior Decor, The Business of Decor, Ingredients Ripe for the Eating, Deliver a Painting to France, A Nice Harvest, A Retreat to Inspiration
Best Friends: Abel Schuster, Cyrus Pickett, Geoffrey Enriquez, Graham Craven, Jeremy Knox, Scotty Alston

Traits: Couch Potato, Artistic, Adventurous, Perfectionist, Avant Garde, Ambitious [Jock], Over-Emotional [Fine Arts Degree]


Notice the gardening opportunities. The painting opportunities just weren't coming so Daniel needed a plan B.

The second generation started off with a bang with Jack's wife giving birth to twins. Daniel here was the first one to come out which made him the immortal. The spare definitely was not useless though. I ended up being very glad twins happened because Daniel's brother, Theodore, contributed a ton of resources to the dynasty. His roles were to buy a motive mobile and moodlet manager, get a second culinary fridge, and paint the second generation.

People who have read my past dynasty stories probably already know how I handled Daniel's painting supermax. As usual, the plan was to delay skilling up in painting until young adult so that Daniel can max the Architect career at the same time as hitting level 10 painting (technically 9 and a half). I made a slight adjustment to the strategy though in that I had Daniel retire when he hit elder instead of having him remain an architect forever. The reason I did this was because the 40% discount has me make less money per Midas Touch statue. Although I can buy the statues for 40% less money, it'll also sell for less too. The discount does not apply to community lots, vacation homes, or University either so this family really did not need the discount anymore.

When they became teens, I started having them both skill up in cooking with the intent on getting them fine arts credits for University. For Theodore, this was so that he could get a headstart on the Culinary career. For Daniel, this was just so he could get another trait. May as well, right? I also had Theodore learn gardening so he could help Jack take care of indoor life plants and death flower bushes. I made sure that Jack was the one that harvested the death flowers though, no touchy if you're not immortal, remember? For some strange reason though, the life fruit just would not grow. Realizing that I was wasting my time, they went right to the trash. I should have enough life fruit to last the dynasty anyway so no more gardening.

Theodore was also responsible for painting Daniel's portraits since there was no way Jaycen was going to make it all the way to Daniel's elder birthday. He sure put up one heck of a fight with old age though, finally passing away at 121 days old.

After they both turned into young adults and graduated from University, Theodore went to work on getting the family his second fridge. The moodlet it gives benefits babies so this fridge went into the nursery when he got it. I tried to get a third fridge by having him quit and rejoin the Culinary career but I learned the hard way that doing that doesn't work. Once Daniel had finished his career requirement and was armed with a wish enhancing serum purchased from the alchemy store, I bought him Opportunistic and had him get started on maxing his Visa levels. With ambitious and a wish-enhancing serum, that's 138,000 LTHP which means two Moodlet Managers for the family. Actually, combined with the LTHP he already had, he was able to buy three moodlet managers. With the spouses, Jaycen when he was alive, and Theodore helping, the family soon had 8 moodlet managers ready to go for the entire dynasty. All that was left was purchasing 8 motive mobiles... which was accomplished about halfway through adulthood.

When Daniel had finished his lifetime wish, there was really nothing else for him to do but get married, have his wife bring in the third generation, and wait for opportunities. Those field trips really paid off as it gave Daniel alternate options like gardening for opportunities. I also had the wife do the Culinary career for a third fridge (last one until generation 7, I swear) to put in Jack's jail cell. Now Jack never has to leave his cell to make perfect dishes.

Once Daniel and Theodore both hit elder, fulfilling the best friend requirement and getting the portrait done was a breeze. This is why I had Jack supermax Social Networking. Jack summoned 6 male elder sims (opposite gender leads to annoying date phone calls) with the sim finder app and used the relationship transmogrifier to set them to best friends with Daniel. Boom, best friend requirement done, go eat your ambrosia.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 07:20:32 AM »
You, Mr. Orange, are a genius of the best sort. It's a brillent plan going on here.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 08:10:13 PM »
Yeah, I'm stealing your idea. Probably. Thanks for the idea! Ciao.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 08:28:36 PM »
This is so brilliant and horrible at the same time.

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 09:27:19 PM »
This is so brilliant and horrible at the same time.
And that is what makes it so awesome. ;)
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 02:38:15 AM »
Yeah, I'm stealing your idea. Probably. Thanks for the idea! Ciao.

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 08:34:06 PM »



Sean Evans -- Third Generation
Lifetime Wish: Alchemy Artisan
Career: Alchemist
Supermax: Alchemy
Lifetime Rewards: Suave Seller, Fireproof Homestead, Collection Helper
Real Estate: Lucky Llamas Stadium, Lovely Lake Park and Playground
Portraits: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder
Opportunities: Archeology Exhibit, A Fishy Science Project, Scavenger Hunt: Rare Elements, The Writing Club, Outside Reading, Scavenger Hunt: Butterfly Bonanza
Best Friends: Emanuel Aragon, Ezekiel Goetz, Hector Shelley, Glen Cornish, Tim Gentile, Leif Pierson

Traits: Couch Potato, Heavy Sleeper, Supernatural Fan, Born Salesman, Neat, Over-Emotional [Jock], Hates the Outdoors [Honorary Degree]


Generation 3 was perhaps the fastest I've ever completed the requirements on an immortal ever. This is not taking into consideration that paintings have to be done and best friends have to be summoned by Jack when Sean hits elder.

What you may notice right off the bat is his BlackOps. You are reading this correctly, I used almost every single school and scavenger hunt opportunity I could for Sean's six BlackOps. The reason for this is because Alchemy only has the philosopher stone questline for opportunities. Since later generations are going to supermax pre-Pets skills, meaning skills that have ops, I decided to do every single child/teen opportunity I could get and not have to worry about getting Sean a rabbit hole job or raise another skill. This ended up paying off because Sean never got the philosopher's stone opportunity.

Alchemy is one of the easiest skills to supermax. Just learn every recipe, make 150 vials of bliss after a trip to the grocery store, and throw them at someone. Boom, you're done. I had Sean buy a collection helper so that it would be easier to find red admiral butterflies and smoky quartzes. The only potions I need Sean to make are wish enhancing serums and liquid job boosters. Wish enhancing serums are obvious but the liquid job boosters are going to be for professions and self-employment careers. In fact, by simply buying elixirs at the consignment store and reselling them, Sean was able to max out the career in one day. Liquid job booster for the win.

Once Sean hit young adult, I had Jack summon a wife with the sim finder app immediately. They got married, had a baby, and the wife went and bought some toddler writing books to prepare the fourth generation. I also had the wife learn the Science skill to clone alchemy ingredients, particularly red admiral butterflies and smoky quartzes. Once Sean had made some liquid job boosters and enough wish enhancing serums to last the dynasty, Sean was locked in his cell where he will remain for the rest of the dynasty. Sean is simply no longer needed and with everyone in the family having too much happiness points, a new strategy involving food replicators will ensure that no immortal, with the exception of Daniel and "portrait time", will ever have to leave their cell.

On a final note, Sean was a shining example of why you should never get a level in the Jock social group. Whenever Sean wasn't eating, sleeping, or watching TV, he was doing the school cheer over and over again. Needless to say, it was extremely annoying.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/21/2013--
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 10:43:20 PM »
Congratulations to Sean -  by chance you remembered to place the arboretum and the vault of antiquity right?  Without either of those, you can't get the alchemy mastery opp.  Figured that out on my life states dynasty recently.

Wow you're really zooming through.   Makes me feel very slackerish.  Good job ;D
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/21/2013--
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
Congratulations to Sean -  by chance you remembered to place the arboretum and the vault of antiquity right?  Without either of those, you can't get the alchemy mastery opp.  Figured that out on my life states dynasty recently.

Well that explains everything for me too. [/off topic]

Yes, alchemy is indeed an easy supermax, though using science to clone ingredients never came to mind. You keep astounding me with clever little solutions. And congrats on three immortals in about a week's time.
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/21/2013--
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 10:59:01 PM »
Congratulations to Sean -  by chance you remembered to place the arboretum and the vault of antiquity right?  Without either of those, you can't get the alchemy mastery opp.  Figured that out on my life states dynasty recently.

Wow you're really zooming through.   Makes me feel very slackerish.  Good job ;D

...Oh, really? That's incredibly sad. I wish I knew that before I started mine...
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/21/2013--
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 11:12:37 PM »
Congratulations to Sean -  by chance you remembered to place the arboretum and the vault of antiquity right?  Without either of those, you can't get the alchemy mastery opp.  Figured that out on my life states dynasty recently.

Well that explains a lot. I didn't place either one in Lucky Palms which I guess explains why Sean never got the opportunity.

Yes, alchemy is indeed an easy supermax, though using science to clone ingredients never came to mind.

Sadly, you can't clone spotlight mushrooms which are needed for liquid job boosters. The spotlight mushrooms are considered too large to clone. I ended up having Sean run around with the collection helper gathering those. Every ingredient in the wish enhancing serum can be cloned though.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/22/2013--
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2013, 11:57:16 PM »
Minor update.

With everyone in the family having more happiness points than I know what to do with, I decided to leave the food replicator open for all immortals to grab. This is the result.



The two other food replicators are in Jack and Daniel's cells respectively. The plan is that once an immortal has eaten ambrosia for the first time and used the dresser/mirror for the last time ever, the dresser and mirror in their cell will be sold and replaced with one of the food replicators containing ambrosia. They've all been upgraded by Sean's wife.

The fourth generation is going okay. She has her job, LTW, and supermax taken care of and is currently a young adult. Since I made her do writing, I'm hoping there will be enough opportunities with writing alone that she can take care of her BlackOps. If not, I'll make her join the Journalism career in hopes of there being opportunities there. The fifth generation has already been born and will be supermaxing charisma. She'll also be the only other generation to attend university. This is so that she can start politics at level 4 and hope she doesn't run into the rabbit hole bug like last time.

I also should mention that opting out of the celebrity system has turned out to be a very bad idea. Without celebrity opportunities, I have less options to fulfill the BlackOps requirement in case something goes wrong or I pick a supermax that doesn't have opportunities (anything introduced from Pets and beyond). Oh well, I'll have to make do without it.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/22/2013--
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 12:29:26 AM »
I have loved your previous attempts and the jail idea is something I have personally thought of but could have never done as brilliant as you have. Good luck in getting into the HOF!
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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/30/2013--
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 09:15:16 PM »


Michelle Evans -- Fourth Generation
Lifetime Wish: Professional Author
Career: Self-Employed Writer (Twice)
Supermax: Writing
Lifetime Rewards: Acclaimed Author, Bookshop Bargainer, Philosopher's Stone
Real Estate: Imagine That! Theater, Mick's Master Karaoke
Portraits: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder
Opportunities: Book Donation, A Masterpiece, To Boldly Go, Channel Surfing, Digitizing Your Notes, A History of One
Best Friends: Felicia Hutchins, Whitney Ridgeway, Sierra Dewitt, Cristina Gregg, Brittney Huber, Leilani Wilkins

Traits: Couch Potato, Hates the Outdoors, Bookworm, Perfectionist, Over-Emotional, Neat [Nerd], Heavy Sleeper [Honorary Degree]


Back in the Doe Dynasty, I managed to get my writer immortal to supermax writing and max the self-employed career before becoming an adult. I wanted to see if I could do that again. Previously, I had not read any books before starting the typing process but with University Life came comic books. Each comic book is only thirty pages long and counts towards your "books read" stat. Apparently reading a certain amount of books boosts typing speed but I never tested it for myself. At only thirty pages a pop though, why not try it this time? Most people are a fan of specializing in children's books but me, I stick to the four books a genre rule until masterpieces, then specialize in that. Not a big fan of having to level painting or taking childish to unlock the genre.

The writing process began at the toddler age. Since Sean no longer had a use in the dynasty and every immortal and non-immortal were locked away, I was controlling only one sim and that was Sean's wife. Occasionally I had to let out Daniel to paint some portraits. Sean's wife was responsible for taking care of Michelle and maxing handiness to start upgrading some of those food replicators. Unfortunately, I sold all of my witch elixirs when doing Sean's career so this meant no upgrading through magic.

The liquid job boosters ended up being more potent than I thought when I unlocked masterpieces during Michelle's teen days. It ended up contributing so much experience to each of Michelle's masterpieces that Michelle had maxed out the career after finishing her third masterpiece titled "Two Thousand Pages of Me Writing Only the Word "Ni."" I was really hoping her first masterpiece titled "This Novel Sucks and You Should Feel Bad for Reading It" would be her most profitable book. I originally intended on having Michelle specialize in masterpieces but because the career was maxed out on only her third one, I went ahead and wrote a fifth sports novel, new to University, to specialize in it. Later on in Michelle's life, she would end up changing her specialty to masterpieces. I'll explain later.

After Michelle had finished her career, supermax, and lifetime wish, I had thought it would be safe to lock her in her cell. As Michelle grew older, I began to get worried about her BlackOps requirement. The opportunities that require traveling no longer work as the second phase will not appear. What a waste of a trip to China that was. The family is opting out of the celebrity system so this means no celebrity opportunities either. To ensure she gets her six, I had her join the Journalism career in an attempt to get some career opportunities. In addition, I had her repeatedly Chat with Someone on her laptop to meet new people, hoping this would encourage more skill opportunities. Writing opportunities seem to be all about requests from people you know, who I assume are all your fans. In the end, having Michelle temporarily join the Journalism career was completely necessary as Michelle would have been stuck at 5 out of 6 BlackOps had she relied on only writing skill opportunities. Repeats don't count unfortunately (she got Book Donation twice and A History of One three times).

When Michelle finally got her sixth opportunity that was doable, I had her quit the Journalism career and rejoin the Writer career. Sure, she already maxed it before, but I want her to be level 10 at a career when she's immortal. This is why the self-employed writing career was maxed twice by the same immortal. After she maxed it, she was told 100 jokes by her daughter so the fifth generation can complete a charisma challenge, then locked away for the rest of the dynasty.

After hitting elder, it was the same deal. Portrait, Jack social networking for Michelle's friends, and ambrosia. Before eating the ambrosia, I did have to check to see that all of the elders that were summoned were not part of her daughter's massive friend list. Fortunately, all of her best friends were in University.


Warning: This next statement may shock or offend simmers who grow attached their sims. Reader discretion is advised.

Because non-immortals no longer need to do anything for the family other than care of babies, I have adjusted my spouse strat. Every remaining generation until the 8th will be female so that I can have Jack summon an elder spouse. This way, they can take care of the baby until it becomes a child, die of old age, and they'll be out of my hair sooner. This strategy worked beautifully for this generation because Michelle's husband ended up dying of old age before Sean's wife had joined The White Ghost Clan.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/30/2013--
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2013, 01:24:12 AM »
I don't remember if I've commented or not, but -- I still love the concept and the speed :) I've been tempted to do a speed run myself after seeing yours and vinyl's, but the museum value will probably irk the perfectionist in me.

I wanted to ask, are you bothering giving your immortals multiple death flowers? It's honestly amazing how much you seem to get done considering you really only have one-two Sims going at a time.

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Re: The Evans Storyless Immortal Jail --Last Updated 3/30/2013--
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2013, 08:38:02 AM »
Really love your approach here! The poor immortals! The house reminds me of a experimental lab/ Sean and Michelle look really great!

I was reading through your Doe dynasty and its so sad you didn't qualify for HoF. Best of luck this time around!
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