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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10575 on: April 11, 2018, 03:56:56 PM »
Yes, they had already eaten ambrosia.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10576 on: April 29, 2018, 03:25:03 PM »
@CynKuy: stupid mistakes are the worst, I tell ya! :'(

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10577 on: May 06, 2018, 08:13:31 PM »
One of my helper sims has randomly aged up to elder, he was a YA and was not anywhere near his birthday.  Can I still continue this attempt? I don't mind him getting old but it is strange as he was adopted.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10578 on: May 07, 2018, 11:06:11 PM »
You should be able to continue on with it as an attempt. At least it was a helper and not a targeted immortal.

Though just wait until someone official-like comes by and says go on :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10579 on: May 08, 2018, 11:08:11 PM »
@CynKuy: in the past I've recalled that the position is to suck it up and move on. Hopefully you can still get some use out of him.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10580 on: May 09, 2018, 04:55:25 PM »
No problem, I have another helper already and neither of them is really necessary to the family.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10581 on: June 08, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
Hi there, I'm trying in Roaring Heights.

As per the rules in the opening post, I did the following:
* Roaring Heights players can add deathfish spawners in the graveyard.

I put it into the water around the fountain, next to where the other one is and began to play.

My fishing/painting/gardening assistant is nw at the level of being able to fish for deathfish, so I went there at night with him, nothing (and I am there during the hours that the deathfish normally appears). The mist thing doesn't appear, and the 24 hours/day fish aren't there either. The only option he has there is to view it.

I THINK the issue is that the waters in the Roaring Heights Graveyard are made up of pools with fountains. From memory, only insane people can fish in pools, and I don't have any of those, but as my added deathfish spawner isn't working, I suspect an insane person would only be able to catch fish there, but probably only catching the basic fish that appears without a spawner..

Any advice on what I can/should do? I wonder if adding a pond to the graveyard and adding a deathfish spawner would solve the issue? But I've already started and I know that edit town can only be used at the start of the game prior to starting.

Many thanks

Edited to add: I've done a test of making a small pond on the graveyard and added a deathfish spawner to it. I went back into the live game and checked it out ... the fish (all unknown) that are associated with the deathfish spawner are swimming around in it.

Could that line about death fish spawner and the Roaring Heights Graveyard be adjusted to say

* Roaring Heights players can add deathfish spawners and a small pond to the graveyard. Deathfish Spawners won't work in the pools already there.

Also, can I keep going from this point, or would you rather I restart?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10582 on: June 09, 2018, 12:02:12 AM »
@Deklitch: you're right! Fishing in pools is just a no-go for some reason (except for the insane and childish and it's not, like, they have a spawner there)

And yes, it means that making a pond in that graveyard is 100% legal. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10583 on: June 09, 2018, 12:42:41 AM »
Wonderful, thanks @Trip

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10584 on: October 27, 2018, 11:59:14 AM »
I wondered, have you considered doing some alternate smaller challenges that can keep the fun going? A lot of people who attempt this challenge complain about getting bored in later generations or their game getting so bloated it takes forever to load. The portraits and the ice sculptures are the cause of the bloat. It's actually surprising how little actual game play contributes to the actual file size.

I know someone who did an unofficial version of this challenge, where instead of the portraits and sculptures they did something similar to the Life States Dynasty museum style. They created 8 extra tasks, one for each immortal. It wasn't set in which order they had to do them. None where skill related, it was done so the immortals get to have some aspect of a life away from all the skilling or career or property stuff. It kept the fun going for them all the way through, to a point where they were disappointed it ended.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10585 on: November 06, 2018, 12:35:51 PM »
@Nevermore: I wasn't really bored with my dynasty as a whole (yes even with the loading times). But I don't really have a suggestion for challenges. I did attempt to get achievement badges on The Sims 3's site and I'm pretty sure the system is still in place. Sorry to anyone reading this in the future if/when the official site is retired though!

Efficiency was never my goal though and everyone had an active social life if they could. It did mean active enemy making too, lol.

That unofficial challenge in question isn't ringing a bell but I like the idea. It could even be done concurrently with regular Immortal Dynasty doings if done right.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10586 on: December 05, 2018, 01:58:09 AM »
I decided to give this another shot. The last time I attempted this, I got bored w/my founder and quit. I just didn't have anything for her to do except paint. Anyway, I started w/a lady, using Riverview and she moved to 345 River Blossom Hills Dr. Immediately, I took her across the street and worked up a relationship w/Jon Lessen. They were married the next day and he brought in a nice, healthy amount of money. The 2 reasons I chose him was b/c I knew he was completely single and I wanted to nail him before he got partnered up and the other reason was of course, he is very rich. She was able to build a pretty nice house. She has the ltw of world renown surgeon. She is preggers w/her first (and maybe only) child and will go to the hosp and get the medical job as soon as the kid is born. That's as far as I've gotten. I have a question though. How easy is it to get the grand master skill challenge if I choose logic for her super max? I've never done that before is why I ask.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10587 on: December 11, 2018, 09:05:53 PM »
I think grand master is very doable in Riverview, especially early on in a dynasty when there are plenty of potential opponents. I've always had the best luck putting a chess table on the front lawn...no inviting inside just straight to the table.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10588 on: December 12, 2018, 08:00:53 PM »
@Sonshine: I've only completed Grand Master in a Life States Dynasty and with a desperate werewolf, but logic is an extremely popular supermax for a reason and a founder will have an easier time than anyone finding opponents since she can beat any potential ghost towns/population lows just by being first. ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10589 on: December 12, 2018, 09:37:35 PM »
Well, so far I've been locked into one opponent who is in the same career as her husband. Not sure why. I'm trying anyway.

ETA: She played that same opponent last night and then I had her invite the next opponent immediately after they were done and got a different sim. Unfortunately, the game crashed and I have to do it again. : /

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10590 on: December 18, 2018, 02:57:02 PM »
I had a very rough start on this b/c the neighborhood somehow became corrupted or broken. I tried everything to keep them in that hood, but it turned out to be the hood itself that was broken. I finally had to move them to a new Riverview and evicted and deleted the Jon Lesson there b/c I didn't want a clone of him. Now to continue! My sim (Molly) reached the top of her medical career (very hard b/c of the corrupted hood, but got it done) and she has 3 out of 5 of the logic challenges done. The heir (Avens) is working on fishing and gardening now. Jon reached the top of his career and is doing concerts at the stadium during the week. Avens is 3 1/2 days to becoming a YA. Now that things are working out good, I'll probably keep Molly in her career.

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« Reply #10591 on: December 19, 2018, 06:22:43 PM »
If anybody sees this, has anybody here had any success w/achieving all of the logic skill challenges? I'm having a horrible time w/the tutor one (the one under the friendly tab). Whenever I queue it up, she 'll sit down w/her son for about 1 min and then get up again. I don't know if I can even complete this if it doesn't work. Maybe just turn aging off and choose a different supermax if there is no way to fulfill it?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10592 on: December 20, 2018, 06:42:36 PM »
It looks like this forum is pretty much dead now. Haven't had much of any responses at all. Again, if anybody sees this, I'm pulling the plug on this one and will start new. This one was pretty much glitched from the beginning and if anything could go wrong it did even in the new hood. :(  I'm thinking that the sim herself was glitched or corrupted. I created a new sim from the same custom pre-made sim. If that sim goes bad, then I'll have to delete that sim from the pre-made sim folder.

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« Reply #10593 on: December 26, 2018, 02:09:34 AM »
If anybody sees this, I did start new. I started w/the same sim and again had her marry Jon Lessen. I don't worry about his lack of skills b/c he leveled those up on their "honeymoon." He made the top of his career. He is also the painter for this generation. They again had 2 sons who I named Avens and Blue Star (flower names). Molly topped her logic skill and I learned that it is better to play chess at the chess board at first instead of reading books until after Grand Master has been completed. She also topped her career in medical. She just finished w/the potions and now all I have left is the skill tutoring and celestial explorer and she will be done. Avens is just 4 days away from becoming a YA and has 8 in fishing which will be his supermax. I chose fishing b/c I will need a death fish which requires lev 10 fishing. I suppose I could use one of the non immortals, but what is done is done. Since he will be fishing, I'll have Blue Star work on painting so that he will have a high level when Jon dies. Then I'll probably have Avens' son or daughter work on painting for a supermax. EA must have fixed the opportunities glitch b/c Molly has 4 opportunities now all work related and Avens has 2 school related opportunities. I'm not sure about any other opportunities though.

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« Reply #10594 on: December 26, 2018, 10:05:31 AM »
Sorry not to answer earlier. About the tutoring, you can only tutor a child until the child attains an A grade. Once that happens you get the whole start and pop up thing going. Time to find another child. A quick introduction to your newspaper kid allows you to invite them over later in the day. They apparently always have low grades which allows for many happy hours of tutoring. I've super-maxed logic many times with the biggest issue being uncooperative chess opponents.

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« Reply #10595 on: December 26, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
Thanks KRae! I never thought of the paper kid. Neighbor kids are also mostly low grades, but that is tricky b/c your sim kid has to become friends and then invite them over or else depend on them bringing the other kid home w/them from school. It took me a little bit, but yeah, I did learn about the grade thing and tutoring. Igazor from nraas helped me on that one. I also learned that our sim is locked into a particular chess opponent until they defeat them. : /  This is the first time I've ever tried doing the logic skill challenges. Usually, I've just focused on jobs that require logic and nothing else so I've read books mostly.

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« Reply #10596 on: December 26, 2018, 07:37:06 PM »
I thought of another way to meet children. Your sims probably know an NPC or two. Go to them in your list of acquaintances and select invite over household. You'll be able to select who you want to invite over and there are always kids to choose from.

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« Reply #10597 on: December 27, 2018, 06:18:02 AM »
Sonshine, I've been on holidays from 6 December until a couple of days ago, with limited internet access. I would have replied otherwise.

When I want to do a logic supermax with my founder, I generally bring in a family with kids, and have my founder marry one of the kids or a single parent AND tutor those kids. Depending on remaining time for them to age up and their existing grades, I can get those hours up quite easily.

Riverview has that family with twin daughters and also the family with the toddler and a teen, I think, as well as the fishing family, then there are the Simovitch and Newbie families with teenage girl and boy respectively, oh and that family with the girl with large ears and nose thanks to her parents, oh and the Broke family and that family near Jon Lessen.

The part of logic that is difficult for me is chess grandmaster.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10598 on: December 27, 2018, 02:56:16 PM »
Thanks KRae and Dek! Thanks also for the suggestions. I'll remember this for the future. My sim did satisfy the challenge by tutoring her son who had just become a teen. Igazor on nraas forum helped me by saying that this challenge was grade related. She's about 3/4 of the way to finishing the skill tutoring now. All I have left after this is the celestial explorer and then she's done. For me in hind sight, the grand master wasn't all that difficult, but tedious. Especially having to play one opponent each night on her work days. I stacked up opponents one after the other on her days off, lol. If she was defeated, I would do an immediate re-challenge if I could, time permitted. She maxed her medical career now, but I'll probably keep her working for the income. One of the ltr's I got was the "no bills ever" one. They have a large house and many expensive items (thanks to Jon's income at the beginning) and the bills were pretty much taking up most of their income. Also of course, the extra bldg for the portraits and then I built another "house" on the same lot to move mom and dad into and eventually, all of the immortals once their kid takes over. I had Molly tutor her younger, non immortal son in cooking so he can take over the cooking. Molly is at lev 7 or 8 now and can't go any higher. Now she's finishing off w/logic and she'll be done soon. I had the younger son collect several seeds among which are 9 special seeds. Among those, I can tell that 2 of those are death flower seeds. Those seeds look red at night instead of tan. The younger son will be doing the gardening also. The older son who is the immortal for his generation, is doing fishing and is at lev 9 now.

I have a question though, does the immortal sim have to be elder before he/she can eat ambrosia if all of the super max/black ops/6 best friends are satisfied?

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« Reply #10599 on: December 27, 2018, 05:17:18 PM »
Yes, the immortal has to wait until elderhood. The seeds that glow red are plasma fruit. Death seeds and money tree seeds are worth zero, if that helps.