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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1100 on: October 17, 2010, 03:15:23 PM »
Sure. The camera needs to identify the Sims as a family member/child/spouse whatever.

Except if the sim you're photographing has the running bug, as a couple of my Dynasty members have, any photo of them will show up as "Running", even if they're just reading or standing at an easel.  I found it impossible to get any photo of those two that wasn't called "Running".  Those  photos still count, right?  (holding my breath)  :P
 
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« Reply #1101 on: October 17, 2010, 03:18:35 PM »
Except if the sim you're photographing has the running bug, as a couple of my Dynasty members have, any photo of them will show up as "Running", even if they're just reading or standing at an easel.  I found it impossible to get any photo of those two that wasn't called "Running".  Those  photos still count, right?  (holding my breath)  :P

Yeah, the running bug would certainly qualify as an exception. You may now exhale.



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« Reply #1102 on: October 17, 2010, 04:52:30 PM »
Do the photographs in the best in class category like "Top chef" and "Supercop" count? I just need to be sure about this since I was thinking of using it as a strategy, even choosing some of the careers based on this.

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« Reply #1103 on: October 17, 2010, 05:10:42 PM »
I just checked, my founders photograph as elder is Top Chef, but is worth less than My spouse, taken when he was an adult.
That was one of the reasons I asked, since I find it almost impossible to get My spouse since he maxed Culinary carrier.  But photos are optional so I don't care too much if that one won't count at the end. It will be much of the success to reach the end of the challenge.

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« Reply #1104 on: October 17, 2010, 05:17:27 PM »
Do the photographs in the best in class category like "Top chef" and "Supercop" count? I just need to be sure about this since I was thinking of using it as a strategy, even choosing some of the careers based on this.

I honestly have no problem with that. As long as the subject is an immortal and is clearly the focus of the shot, then if the camera registers it as one of the Best in Class photos, that's fine.

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« Reply #1105 on: October 17, 2010, 06:32:08 PM »
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It sounds like you did something wrong with the opportunity.  I don't recall that specific opportunity, so I can't say exactly what it requires you to do.  But if the game told you something like, "You didn't clean the dish" then I'd have to say that cannot count toward your 6 opportunities for this challenge.  The rules state that you have to complete the opportunities, and for some reason, you didn't satisfactorily complete this one for the game.  Sorry.
Thanks Pam. I hate taking that opportunity from my list,  :(, but hopefully another will pop up soon.

I've had that opportunity a couple of times and I failed the first time too.  I'm not sure if this is what happened to you, but I had my sim wash the dishes, assuming she would wash them all, not realizing that she had only cleaned one and the rest of them were still in her inventory.  The next time I had that opportunity I had my sim wash each dish separately, and that time my sim was successful.
Maybe I missed one, but I'm pretty certain she cleaned all of them. Oh well. I hope it pops up again, so I can try again! :)

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« Reply #1106 on: October 18, 2010, 12:45:56 AM »
Wow.

I just want to say that I've read this entire thread! Sure it took me almost a week, but I read it!

Also, on topic, after a month of serious thought, my second Dynasty is finishing up Sim week one or so. My first has stalled at my founder being a couple days from elderhood and it looks like he will not make the requirements for ambrosia, so I started another with a few changes.

I just wanted to add to the "trade kitchen secrets" interaction discussion waaaay back near the beginning. The conversation seemed to end on the note that this interaction is available with Sims with the Natural Cook trait. In my limited experience, it seems to be available with Sims that have a skill point in cooking, most likely at a higher level then the active Sim such that there are recipes available to be shared. I have not done any actual testing but I think I recall reading something similar on the internet somewhere (memory is vague). Anyway, not to drag up a dead topic, I just thought I'd put that out there.

So far, second attempt is going well with the changes appearing to make the difference.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1107 on: October 18, 2010, 04:13:45 AM »
Hi lilygirl.

You didn't say exactly what stalled your first Dynasty attempt, but I want to point out that you don't have to have your Ambrosia requirements complete at the moment your Sim turns Elder.  You can still work on them for as long as you can unless your Sim dies.  My founder, Carina, didn't get to eat Ambrosia until she was 83 days old, I think.  So, she was well into her Elder stage before she met all of the requirements.

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« Reply #1108 on: October 18, 2010, 11:01:03 AM »
I understand that Pam, but it kept me up the night before last worrying so I knew I needed to change something.

From my calculations there is a very small possibility that my founder will meet all the requirements for Ambrosia before he is 90 days old. My biggest hang-up, other then a lack of cash, is that he is a self-employed fisherman that can't seem to catch any Robot, Vampire, or Death fish, therefore no real income. Right now he is at level 8 of his career and needs to sell something like 25,000 Simoleons worth of fish to reach level 9, and then I cringe at the amount of fish he will need to sell for level 10.

So I started over with the exact same character but changed his career from a SE Fisherman to the Culinary tract, and changed his second skill from gardening to cooking. So far (one Sim week in) things are going better. He is learning to cook at work and to fish on his days off while his spouse (same one as before), Elaine Joy, is painting, sculpting, and gardening.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1109 on: October 18, 2010, 02:58:54 PM »
Now that my Dynasty household is up to 8, there are a couple of things I'm wondering about. 

1. I've been avoiding travel because of the bugs (having already experienced one of them) but now that the household is full, is it safe to take a female travelling?  Since the household is full, she shouldn't be able to wind up with an unwanted child, right?  I'm assuming a male could still acquire an unexpected child as the child would stay with its mother in the foreign country.  Of course, I know there are other bugs that can occur during travel.

2.  I just reread the rules and didn't find anything about the Time Machine, which as we know can be another way of acquiring an unplanned child.  This may have been discussed at some point in this thread, but I can't remember and am not going to read the whole 100+ pages again!  Anyway, I've been avoiding time travel because of this issue, but again, now that the household is full, does that remove the risk of returning with a child?  If so, I may have my sims take up time travel as a pastime.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1110 on: October 18, 2010, 04:02:34 PM »
2.  I just reread the rules and didn't find anything about the Time Machine, which as we know can be another way of acquiring an unplanned child.

The Time Machine is not specifically addressed, but what is clear is that all births must result from natural pregnancies. So, that pretty much rules the Time Machine out.

This may have been discussed at some point in this thread, but I can't remember and am not going to read the whole 100+ pages again!

Well! So much for your hard work ethic that I sold Pam on.  ;)

...again, now that the household is full, does that remove the risk of returning with a child?  If so, I may have my sims take up time travel as a pastime.

I would say that if you have 8 Sims in the house, there would be 0 chance of the Time Machine or a vacation adding to that number. In the event I would have to eat my words and your Sim gets pregnant, you've got my permission to delete the extras with a cheat.

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« Reply #1111 on: October 18, 2010, 04:48:51 PM »
If you miss one of your potential heir's portraits do you have to restart? Because I missed one of my heir's portraits and realized just after they had aged up (without a birthday party hehe). Anyways I just wanted to know.

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« Reply #1112 on: October 18, 2010, 04:53:25 PM »
If you miss one of your potential heir's portraits do you have to restart? Because I missed one of my heir's portraits and realized just after they had aged up (without a birthday party hehe). Anyways I just wanted to know

Yep. Game over. As opposed to ice sculptures and photos, portraits are a requirement to eating Ambrosia, so if you miss a requirement, then you simply can't continue. This is exactly what happened to me.

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« Reply #1113 on: October 18, 2010, 04:56:17 PM »
Dang. I was wishing that was not the case. I am just glad that this was my first try and there is plenty more tries ahead I am sure. Anyways thanks Metro for the very quick reply!

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« Reply #1114 on: October 18, 2010, 05:11:50 PM »
You're welcome. Good luck with your next attempt.

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« Reply #1115 on: October 18, 2010, 09:36:34 PM »
1. I've been avoiding travel because of the bugs (having already experienced one of them) but now that the household is full, is it safe to take a female travelling?  Since the household is full, she shouldn't be able to wind up with an unwanted child, right?  I'm assuming a male could still acquire an unexpected child as the child would stay with its mother in the foreign country.  Of course, I know there are other bugs that can occur during travel.

Logically, you shouldn't end up with another child while traveling if you have 8 in the household.  However, this isn't a logical bug.  Even the unwanted child of a female always lives in the foreign country and never joins the household, so I think it's still possible to get the bug even if your household is full.  Maybe the game will recognize that there are no slots for a child, but maybe not because this isn't a normal game event.  I'd still advise caution.
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« Reply #1116 on: October 18, 2010, 09:52:00 PM »
I've started again (doing a trial run this time), and my 2nd gen heir has just aged up to young adult and now only has 4 traits. Is this an issue? I know that mid life crisis would allow me to get him his 5th trait, but I also know this is banned.

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« Reply #1117 on: October 18, 2010, 10:02:20 PM »
I've started again (doing a trial run this time), and my 2nd gen heir has just aged up to young adult and now only has 4 traits. Is this an issue? I know that mid life crisis would allow me to get him his 5th trait, but I also know this is banned.

Correct. But, you're dealing with a bug. So, in your case activate testingcheats, make your YA the active Sim and then shift-click on the Sim and select "Modify Sim's traits." Make sure to turn cheats off when you're done.

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« Reply #1118 on: October 18, 2010, 10:07:51 PM »
Correct. But, you're deal with a bug. So, in your case activate testingcheats, make your YA the active Sim and then shift-click on the Sim and select "Modify Sim's traits." Make sure to turn cheats off when you're done.

How do I activate testingsheats? (I've not used cheats in Sims 3 ever!)

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« Reply #1119 on: October 18, 2010, 10:38:09 PM »
Ta ... how do I activate testingsheats? (I've not used cheats in Sims 3 ever!)

Here's the Guide article on cheats. If you're still confused, just PM me instead of posting here and I'll walk you through it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1120 on: October 19, 2010, 12:47:13 PM »
I know our Immortals can have more than one career as long as they don't maximize a career or skill assigned to another Immortal.  What I'm wondering is, is it ok for them to quit after maximizing a career and go on to another career?  With my writer, what I'm thinking of is to have her start as a Journalist, reach the top of that career, quit, and then set up shop as a self-employed writer.  I hope in this way to avoid both the problems with self-employed sims not getting opportunities as well as the problems people have  had getting promotions for their writers.  Is this ok?  And if by some chance she does manage to reach level 10 as a Journalist and level 10 as a writer, which one counts as "her" career for the Immortal Records?  Or can I just choose either one?
 
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« Reply #1121 on: October 19, 2010, 12:55:50 PM »
I know our Immortals can have more than one career as long as they don't maximize a career or skill assigned to another Immortal.  What I'm wondering is, is it ok for them to quit after maximizing a career and go on to another career?

Yes.

With my writer, what I'm thinking of is to have her start as a Journalist, reach the top of that career, quit, and then set up shop as a self-employed writer.  I hope in this way to avoid both the problems with self-employed sims not getting opportunities as well as the problems people have  had getting promotions for their writers.  Is this ok?

Yes.

And if by some chance she does manage to reach level 10 as a Journalist and level 10 as a writer, which one counts as "her" career for the Immortal Records?  Or can I just choose either one?

Your choice.

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« Reply #1122 on: October 19, 2010, 01:00:59 PM »
Excellent!  Thank you for the speedy reply.  Now I know what Generation 6 is going to do.
 
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« Reply #1123 on: October 19, 2010, 05:07:58 PM »
Further to my trait problem ... gen 2 just got married, and his lovely new wife also only has 4 traits. What's the rule around this one?

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« Reply #1124 on: October 19, 2010, 05:10:11 PM »
Further to my trait problem ... gen 2 just got married, and his lovely new wife also only has 4 traits. What's the rule around this one?

Same solution as my advice yesterday — testingcheats.