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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1125 on: October 19, 2010, 08:10:03 PM »
Same solution as my advice yesterday — testingcheats.

Sweet. My concern was that this would mean I can choose a trait for a Sim marrying into the family.


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« Reply #1126 on: October 19, 2010, 08:31:45 PM »
Sweet. My concern was that this would mean I can choose a trait for a Sim marrying into the family.

Is the new spouse an NPC like a maid?  Many times NPC Sims don't have all five traits.  Many of us discovered this when playing the Political Traiter challenge.  So, if that's the case with this Sim, I don't know if you should add a trait.  And if you do, you should probably roll for a random trait.  Metro, what do you think?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1127 on: October 19, 2010, 09:01:25 PM »
Is the new spouse an NPC like a maid?  Many times NPC Sims don't have all five traits.  Many of us discovered this when playing the Political Traiter challenge.  So, if that's the case with this Sim, I don't know if you should add a trait.  And if you do, you should probably roll for a random trait.  Metro, what do you think?

The spouse is not a NPC.

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« Reply #1128 on: October 19, 2010, 09:57:30 PM »
The spouse is not a NPC.

If the spouse is a townie, then you should have 5 traits available. I agree with Pam that if the spouse would be a NPC, then you might simply be stuck with 4.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1129 on: October 21, 2010, 03:55:23 PM »
Problems never stop >:(
My second heir, Flora is registered as selfemployed gardener for 4 sim weeks now. She is only level 7 and career track show she earned only 13.151$ from selling fruit mainly in consignment shop, but skill stat show 181.696$ money earned by gardening. Career doesn't count money tree bags :( I would take it as granted but wildredchild told me in her game it does count. So now I'm pretty confused and upset. I have a back up plan to make her selfemployed painter since I kept her paintings, but it would be a lot of wasted time if I have to switch her career, she got 2 weeks before elder birthday. Without money trees it is almost impossible to reach level 10, as for level 8 she need 13k more to earn. And perfect life fruit in consignment store with all consignment challenges and LTR are worth 170$, meaning I need hundreds and hundreds of life fruits to sell.
Help. Any suggestions?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1130 on: October 21, 2010, 04:05:34 PM »
Problems never stop >:(
My second heir, Flora is registered as selfemployed gardener for 4 sim weeks now. She is only level 7 and career track show she earned only 13.151$ from selling fruit mainly in consignment shop, but skill stat show 181.696$ money earned by gardening. Career doesn't count money tree bags :(

If you drag money bags to sell the game most definitely counts them towards the gardening career. Unless your game is somehow bugged. In my game Recipe is advancing nicely with money bag sales. The only thing I can figure is maybe the consignment shop actually screwed things up? I have no idea. I haven't sold a single thing in the consignment store since that place scares the you-know-what out of me. I've only gone there to buy a camera.

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« Reply #1131 on: October 21, 2010, 04:26:17 PM »
It might be me then, I never "sell" money bags, I click on them while in inventory and choose "cash in" - the only option. I never thought about selling them! Thank's for that info a lot!
And don't let that consignment shop scare you, they are nice, at least they are early in the morning. And now I don't really depend on it.
Thanks a lot for this info! I'm going to try it as soon as I get some time to play.



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« Reply #1132 on: October 21, 2010, 04:40:28 PM »
Wait...can one sell a money bag to the consignment shop? I didn't think that was possible.

Another thought for Anushka: is it possible that the spouse cashed in the money bag instead of the gardener? That would account for it not counting toward the career sales.
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« Reply #1133 on: October 21, 2010, 04:42:49 PM »
Wait...can one sell a money bag to the consignment shop? I didn't think that was possible.

No, it's not. I was referring to simply holding down the folded corner of a stack of them and dragging them to the sell area of inventory. I did not even know about the cash in option.

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« Reply #1134 on: October 21, 2010, 04:46:13 PM »
No, it's not. I was referring to simply holding down the folded corner of a stack of them and dragging them to the sell area of inventory. I did not even know about the cash in option.

Right, that's how I've been doing it.
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« Reply #1135 on: October 22, 2010, 12:48:12 AM »
Wait...can one sell a money bag to the consignment shop? I didn't think that was possible.

Another thought for Anushka: is it possible that the spouse cashed in the money bag instead of the gardener? That would account for it not counting toward the career sales.

llamaMama, you're right about not being able to sell money bags in consignment shop. About my gardener, she is the only one who garden in dynasty, and it is counted in her skill journal but not in her career. I just sold a bunch of money bags in inventory and Yes, they counted in career too, so thank you again, very very much ;D

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« Reply #1136 on: October 22, 2010, 10:01:34 PM »
I sent my first gen spouse Holly (elder) and second gen spouse Tamsen (young adult) to a long 18 day skilling vacation to China. Holly was there to make them stay longer because she has level 3 visa there. Right after they arrived to China I noticed Holly had a broken heart, she was married to a dead guy called Chen Hong and had a daughter in China and her name was changed to Holly Hong. For some reason Holly's real spouse Franklin still saw himself as married to Holly. Tamsen was ok.

I could have let them skill for 18 days and then try to send them back home. It might have succeeded or not. If not I'd only lose 18 days worth of skilling. Or I could have tried to send them back home at once and deal with that bug. However, after reading all the horror stories here I did quit without saving and went back to moment before they traveled and sent Tamsen to China alone. I guess that is a game over for me? Or at least makes my game unofficial? Tamsen did skill for 9 days alone and came back in one piece.

One thing I've been wondering is what happens if an immortal supermaxes a free skill. I have gardening and painting as free skills and both are easy to supermax. My founder's supermax skill was cooking. If he later in his life (after eating ambrosia for the first time) supermaxes gardening does that make gardening a no-no for other immortals?


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« Reply #1137 on: October 22, 2010, 10:09:38 PM »
I sent my first gen spouse Holly (elder) and second gen spouse Tamsen (young adult) to a long 18 day skilling vacation to China. Holly was there to make them stay longer because she has level 3 visa there. Right after they arrived to China I noticed Holly had a broken heart, she was married to a dead guy called Chen Hong and had a daughter in China and her name was changed to Holly Hong. For some reason Holly's real spouse Franklin still saw himself as married to Holly. Tamsen was ok.

I could have let them skill for 18 days and then try to send them back home. It might have succeeded or not. If not I'd only lose 18 days worth of skilling. Or I could have tried to send them back home at once and deal with that bug. However, after reading all the horror stories here I did quit without saving and went back to moment before they traveled and sent Tamsen to China alone. I guess that is a game over for me?

Absolutely not. I can cut you some slack because you were hit with the awful travel bug. I would have quit without saving myself and felt good about it. You did not do anything wrong.


One thing I've been wondering is what happens if an immortal supermaxes a free skill. I have gardening and painting as free skills and both are easy to supermax. My founder's supermax skill was cooking. If he later in his life (after eating ambrosia for the first time) supermaxes gardening does that make gardening a no-no for other immortals?

Yes it does. Your future immortals still need to have a SuperMax skill that is unique to only them.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1138 on: October 23, 2010, 03:21:47 PM »
Hi my name is Erin & I'm sort of new to the forum. I've never done a challenge before but after reading the rules for this one it seemed like fun & I wanted to give it a go. I do have a question though, you see my Founder Harry married Agnus & eventually they fell pregnant with Generation 2 well to my surprise she had TRIPLETS!! Neither of them had the fertility treatment, watched kids TV or listened to kids music so it was a bit of a shock to get 3 girl babies!

My question is are there any rules to do with triplets or twins? Do they have to stay in the house until the spare two die? I tried looking through this thread for the answer but after reading 60 pages I just couldn't go on to read the rest.

Any help would be appreciated thanks  :)

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« Reply #1139 on: October 23, 2010, 03:24:26 PM »
Only the firstborn is immortal. The other one or two will have the same rules as spouses.
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« Reply #1140 on: October 23, 2010, 03:26:15 PM »
Hi my name is Erin & i'm sort of new to the forum. I've never done a challenge before but after reading the rules for this one it seemed like fun & i wanted to give it a go. I do have a question though, you see my Founder Harry married Agnus & eventually they fell pregnant with Generation 2 well to my surprise she had TRIPLETS!! Neither of them had the fertility treatment, watched kids tv or listened to kids music so it was a bit of a shock to get 3 girl babies!

My question is are there any rules to do with triplets or twins? Do they have to stay in the house until the spare two die? I tried looking through this thread for the answer but after reading 60 pages i just couldnt go on to read the rest.

Any help would be appreciated thanks  :)

Erin, welcome to the forum. The spare two triplets (non-immortals) will need to stay in the house and live a natural life with no speeding up their death from you.

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« Reply #1141 on: October 23, 2010, 03:26:44 PM »
Hi my name is Erin & i'm sort of new to the forum. I've never done a challenge before but after reading the rules for this one it seemed like fun & i wanted to give it a go. I do have a question though, you see my Founder Harry married Agnus & eventually they fell pregnant with Generation 2 well to my surprise she had TRIPLETS!! Neither of them had the fertility treatment, watched kids tv or listened to kids music so it was a bit of a shock to get 3 girl babies!

My question is are there any rules to do with triplets or twins? Do they have to stay in the house until the spare two die? I tried looking through this thread for the answer but after reading 60 pages I just couldn't go on to read the rest.

Any help would be appreciated thanks  :)

Welcome to the forum eza_possom!  

Once someone has become a part of the Dynasty family, the only way for them to leave the household is to pass on.  So that means that the first born of your triplets is the next in line for becoming immortal and the other 2 must remain in the house until they meet up with Grim.

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« Reply #1142 on: October 23, 2010, 03:31:34 PM »
Oh ok, thanks everyone. I thought that might be the case but I just wanted to check. I'll definitely give it a go & see if I can get Harry to Immortal status while raising triplets but I've never actually had triplets before so it'll be a new experience for me & might be too hard for this early on in the challenge. I may start over but I'll see how it goes!

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« Reply #1143 on: October 24, 2010, 08:35:28 PM »
Can you add me to the list please? It's my first challenge, but I'll try my best!(:

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« Reply #1144 on: October 24, 2010, 09:42:25 PM »
Welcome to our Forum, terraa!

There's not a leaderboard list for this challenge.  It's open and ongoing, so just start it whenever you're ready.  We'll have a Hall of Fame for all players who complete the challenge all the way through without breaking any of the rules, but no time limit or competitive scoring.  Good luck!
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« Reply #1145 on: October 25, 2010, 05:45:55 AM »
That the pictures and statues "are the sole items for your Immortals’ Museum" doesn't mean the area called the museum can't have other pictures and statues, right? Since the first spouse died I'm thinking of making the three missing spots from the founders toddler-teen items into spouse burial ground with urns and photos of them and I just want to be sure I'm not breaking rules somehow.

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« Reply #1146 on: October 25, 2010, 06:18:40 AM »
That the pictures and statues "are the sole items for your Immortals’ Museum" doesn't mean the area called the museum can't have other pictures and statues, right? Since the first spouse died I'm thinking of making the three missing spots from the founders toddler-teen items into spouse burial ground with urns and photos of them and I just want to be sure I'm not breaking rules somehow.

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« Reply #1147 on: October 25, 2010, 09:33:08 AM »
For those of you approaching generation #7 I strongly encourage you to backup your game file right before the 6th generation and his/her spouse Try For Baby. Assuming you do not screw up (like I just did in the Man Dynasty) and diligently eat the proper fruit and plenty of it to get a female for generation #7, if you end up with a boy instead, then I'm willing to make an exception and have you restart the file from the previous save to try again for a girl.

There's just no way I can allow someone to toss hundreds of hours of work down the drain and not get their name in the Dynasty Hall of Fame simply because the game decided to throw a curveball. And again, this exception is only given if you do everything necessary to get the girl.

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« Reply #1148 on: October 25, 2010, 01:49:02 PM »
For those of you approaching generation #7 I strongly encourage you to backup your game file right before the 6th generation and his/her spouse Try For Baby. Assuming you do not screw up (like I just did in the Man Dynasty) and diligently eat the proper fruit and plenty of it to get a female for generation #7, if you end up with a boy instead, then I'm willing to make an exception and have you restart the file from the previous save to try again for a girl.

There's just no way I can allow someone to toss hundreds of hours of work down the drain and not get their name in the Dynasty Hall of Fame simply because the game decided to throw a curveball. And again, this exception is only given if you do everything necessary to get the girl.

Thank you.  I'm definitely going to take your advice.  And lay in a large supply of watermelon.
 
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« Reply #1149 on: October 25, 2010, 05:47:14 PM »
Thanks for that information and I will be doing exactly that.  I was thinking the same thing not too long ago, about what would happen your sim had a boy instead of a girl.  Thanks again Metro.
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