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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1225 on: November 03, 2010, 03:44:52 PM »
I'm thinking of attempting this, but once you've made your Sim eat Ambrosia, you don't have to keep using it, do you? You can just let them die?

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« Reply #1226 on: November 03, 2010, 03:47:25 PM »
I'm thinking of attempting this, but once you've made your Sim eat Ambrosia, you don't have to keep using it, do you? You can just let them die?

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« Reply #1227 on: November 03, 2010, 03:51:23 PM »
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« Reply #1228 on: November 03, 2010, 03:52:54 PM »
They all have to die off before the Dynasty can be completed.  It can be a bit tricky.
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« Reply #1229 on: November 05, 2010, 03:16:11 PM »
Diana has passed away at 97 Days old, she only had a Property and her Career to complete. So it looks like a restart again.  :-\ I will try much harder this time. So here is my plan...

Diana comes back for round 4 again! She will follow the same plan as last time but start gardening early and get those money trees! She will marry Chris again since it would be a shame to not after all his work.
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« Reply #1230 on: November 05, 2010, 03:26:59 PM »
Good luck, samo! I know you'll pull it off this time. Since Recipe Man married Agnes and had so much money in the beginning he was able to plant a ton of stuff and was planting Special Seeds by day 2 or day 3 I think.

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« Reply #1231 on: November 05, 2010, 03:37:30 PM »
Good luck, samo! You're braver than I am! I'll never do this challenge -- just getting the rules straight at the beginning nearly drove me insane.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1232 on: November 05, 2010, 05:53:19 PM »
Diana has passed away at 97 Days old, she only had a Property and her Career to complete. So it looks like a restart again.  :-\ I will try much harder this time. So here is my plan...

Diana comes back for round 4 again! She will follow the same plan as last time but start gardening early and get those money trees! She will marry Chris again since it would be a shame to not after all his work.

At what point did you start gardening this time?
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« Reply #1233 on: November 06, 2010, 05:22:11 AM »
I had Diana go on the Culinary Career for a bit in her YA life to get some opportunities I was going to keep her on it but it was getting hard to manage the garden at the same time so she switched.
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« Reply #1234 on: November 06, 2010, 05:33:11 AM »
Well, I might have to try for dynasty 3.  I got the error 12 on my dynasty and although I do have a previous save, it still is not saving.  I had three bad saves and got rid of them and so far it has been ok.  I have not posted anything, because I keep doing it over.  If it does it again, will just start over, but I think I will go to Riverview next.   I hate losing this dynasty, but, hey, I am not the only one and if someone else can do it, I can too.  ;D
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« Reply #1235 on: November 06, 2010, 10:26:50 AM »
Hi! I registered just to say how much I love the idea of this challenge. It's a fantastic idea, I've been looking for something more challenging than the Legacy challenge, but I didn't want to undertake the apocalypse one. This seems to be a perfect middle road. It took me forever to read through everything about it, but I've finally gotten started on it.

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« Reply #1236 on: November 06, 2010, 10:34:04 AM »
@mystsong, welcome to the forum. We're glad you joined us. :) Have fun and ask any questions if you hit roadblocks.

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« Reply #1237 on: November 06, 2010, 11:35:53 AM »
Thanks! I actually just realized I made a major goof with my first real run and have to start over. I wasn't very far at least. And now I remember why I never play in Twinbrook...

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« Reply #1238 on: November 06, 2010, 05:45:12 PM »
Ok I am ready to do the Dynasty (finally) and I was perusing through the thread for answers to a question on vampires and all it did was raise more questions. I was going to wait until I finished all 125 pages because I didn't want Pam to get me for asking questions already asked :D, but I made it to page 50 and I can't take it anymore. My head is spinning. Sorry Pam. Please forgive me. *hugs*

1. All the way through page 15 (and probably farther) there were all these maxing skill questions. So here's my example: All my immortals maxed and/or 'supermaxed' the charisma skill. Living that long its bound to happen. As long as they each have one of the other 15+ skills maxed-and 'supermaxed', that the other seven immortals don't, I'm all good right?

2. This is a clarification not a question. All the 'spare' Sims, as Metro calls them, can max and 'supermax' any and all skills. Correct? Can they have same careers and LTW also? (Ok I guess that was a question)

3. In my reading there was talk of nectar and traveling and vacations. I probably should have asked this first. Am I required to have World Adventures to do this challenge?

4. And finally my vampire question. Rules say vampires are banned in all towns. How do you turn off vampires? I thought that one of the complaints in other threads was that you are stuck with them whether you like it or not. I have only had LN for bout a week so I haven't figured out everything yet. What about ghosts? Can I marry a ghost and get some ghostie kiddies?

Ok I'm going back to reading the thread. I guess I'm not as ready to start this as I thought I was.  :(

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« Reply #1239 on: November 06, 2010, 06:00:30 PM »
Ok I am ready to do the Dynasty (finally) and I was perusing through the thread for answers to a question on vampires and all it did was raise more questions. I was going to wait until I finished all 125 pages because I didn't want Pam to get me for asking questions already asked :D, but I made it to page 50 and I can't take it anymore. My head is spinning. Sorry Pam. Please forgive me. *hugs*

1. All the way through page 15 (and probably farther) there were all these maxing skill questions. So here's my example: All my immortals maxed and/or 'supermaxed' the charisma skill. Living that long its bound to happen. As long as they each have one of the other 15+ skills maxed-and 'supermaxed', that the other seven immortals don't, I'm all good right?

Correct. There can be some overlap of maxed skills, as long as each immortal can claim a unique SuperMax skill all to their own.

2. This is a clarification not a question. All the 'spare' Sims, as Metro calls them, can max and 'supermax' any and all skills. Correct? Can they have same careers and LTW also? (Ok I guess that was a question)

Immortal's spouses and spare children are not tied to the same restrictions as immortals—their LTW, careers, skills, etc can all overlap if you want. It does not matter because they are not qualifying to eat the Ambrosia.

3. In my reading there was talk of nectar and traveling and vacations. I probably should have asked this first. Am I required to have World Adventures to do this challenge?

No, you are not required to have World Adventures. Assigning Unique LTW and SuperMax skills will obviously be significantly easier if you have all options available to you from the expansions.

4. And finally my vampire question. Rules say vampires are banned in all towns. How do you turn off vampires? I thought that one of the complaints in other threads was that you are stuck with them whether you like it or not. I have only had LN for bout a week so I haven't figured out everything yet. What about ghosts? Can I marry a ghost and get some ghostie kiddies?

You don't turn off vampires. The vampire ban refers to that no household member is allowed to be turned. Spouses need to live a regular, mortal full life, so marrying ghosts is out.

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« Reply #1240 on: November 06, 2010, 06:25:12 PM »
Hi! I registered just to say how much I love the idea of this challenge. It's a fantastic idea, I've been looking for something more challenging than the Legacy challenge, but I didn't want to undertake the apocalypse one. This seems to be a perfect middle road.It took me forever to read through everything about it, but I've finally gotten started on it.

Welcome Mystsong!

I know I'm going to add meaning to the phrase, "curiosity killed the cat" when I ask this because I am so timid to start this challenge and didn't even fully read Pinstar's challenge, but...

What is the apocalypse?

No, you are not required to have World Adventures. Assigning Unique LTW and SuperMax skills will obviously be significantly easier if you have all options available to you from the expansions.

Thanks for clarifying Metro. I'll tell you for a minute there I was really discouraged about not having all the expansions. I  kept making excuses to not start the challenge yet but I am going to do it. Today, I say, today!

Where do I post my progress? Here? How much do I have to have done before I can share?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1241 on: November 06, 2010, 07:17:40 PM »
There is a sims stories section and just start a new thread with the name of your dynasty.  When you have more updates, just find your post and hit reply like you do here in these threads and then write your story.  Once you get started, it will be a breeze for you. :D
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« Reply #1242 on: November 06, 2010, 07:38:35 PM »
Welcome Mystsong!

I know I'm going to add meaning to the phrase, "curiosity killed the cat" when I ask this because I am so timid to start this challenge and didn't even fully read Pinstar's challenge, but...

What is the apocalypse?
A very very complicate multi-generational challenge that starts with so many restrictions your sims can't even leave the lot except to go to work and you can't cook anything but hot dogs. I can PM you a link to the rules, I don't want to distract from the Dynasty challenge by posting it here.

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« Reply #1243 on: November 06, 2010, 09:04:46 PM »
Ok so I go to make my YA Sim in CAS and guess what, Sim family? Game crashed. Is this a bad sign?

Secondly I am calling my challenge the Diamond Dynasty. But the problem is that when she gets married her name will change. Do the couples have to be married? There would still be generations right? If so is there a way she can keep her name? This a new day and age where us ladies prefer to keep our names.  ;D

Also, can I get some suggestions on some names? I got Platinum of course, Sapphire (spelling subject to change). Please PM your suggestions. I don't want them public until I post my stories. And its not relevant to the thread.

Oh which brings me to another question. Can I create the Sims that my household meet and marry? Or is it required that they pre-installed members of society? I didn't see that referenced in the guidelines.

Can I make my Dynasty in the same town as my other saved games? As long as they are on the correct lot? Being mindful of the required settings of course.

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« Reply #1244 on: November 06, 2010, 09:27:35 PM »
Ok so I go to make my YA Sim in CAS and guess what, Sim family? Game crashed. Is this a bad sign?

Secondly I am calling my challenge the Diamond Dynasty. But the problem is that when she gets married her name will change. Do the couples have to be married? There would still be generations right? If so is there a way she can keep her name? This a new day and age where us ladies prefer to keep our names.  ;D

Also, can I get some suggestions on some names? I got Platinum of course, Sapphire (spelling subject to change). Please PM your suggestions. I don't want them public until I post my stories. And its not relevant to the thread.

Oh which brings me to another question. Can I create the Sims that my household meet and marry? Or is it required that they pre-installed members of society? I didn't see that referenced in the guidelines.

Can I make my Dynasty in the same town as my other saved games? As long as they are on the correct lot? Being mindful of the required settings of course.

1. If your sim proposes her husband will take her name instead, so no worries there.

2. The rules state you can't use Edit Town except under certain conditions, so you wouldn't be able to move them into town if you did.

3. I don't know for certain but I suspect the answer is no. Most challenges require you to start in a fresh 'hood.

On your unrelated note, try googling lists of precious stones and metals. I'm using precious gems for my Dynasty (The Minnerials, har har.) and I found a bunch of good names that way.

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« Reply #1245 on: November 06, 2010, 09:40:52 PM »
Can I make my Dynasty in the same town as my other saved games? As long as they are on the correct lot? Being mindful of the required settings of course.

No, it has to be a brand new, completely unaltered new town.

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« Reply #1246 on: November 07, 2010, 12:28:15 AM »
Ok I have taken the first step. I have put my Sim on her lot. I chose Twinbrook because that's the only town I haven't played yet. I'm already unclear on some things. I'm going to apologize in advance if I become a pain in the backside. I won't be sleeping tonight until I get this up and running properly. So...

I went to map view and I see Twinbrook already has the salon, laundry, consignment shop, firehouse, and, get this, 2 junkyards. I swear I didn't put it there. Is that supposed to be? And there's this place called The Red Rendezvous. What is that?

What is the book coral and how do I add it? Is there a particular place in the library it should go? How many do I get to put in?

So back to my lot. I'm supposed to put these items in my inventory. When am I supposed to do that? Anytime during play or immediately? I can't get the paintings till I do some building and add walls. I tried to drag it straight to my family inventory but couldn't. And the rules say to leave it in my inventory. What if I like the painting and want to put it in the house. Do I have to buy more or can I use them? Same with that sculpture. That big guy took put a dent in my funds. Whew 10k is a lot when you only have like 13k. :D

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« Reply #1247 on: November 07, 2010, 12:54:35 AM »
Ok I have taken the first step. I have put my Sim on her lot. I chose Twinbrook because that's the only town I haven't played yet. I'm already unclear on some things. I'm going to apologize in advance if I become a pain in the backside. I won't be sleeping tonight until I get this up and running properly. So...

I went to map view and I see Twinbrook already has the salon, laundry, consignment shop, firehouse, and, get this, 2 junkyards. I swear I didn't put it there. Is that supposed to be? And there's this place called The Red Rendezvous. What is that?

What is the book coral and how do I add it? Is there a particular place in the library it should go? How many do I get to put in?

So back to my lot. I'm supposed to put these items in my inventory. When am I supposed to do that? Anytime during play or immediately? I can't get the paintings till I do some building and add walls. I tried to drag it straight to my family inventory but couldn't. And the rules say to leave it in my inventory. What if I like the painting and want to put it in the house. Do I have to buy more or can I use them? Same with that sculpture. That big guy took put a dent in my funds. Whew 10k is a lot when you only have like 13k. :D
Twinbrook of course has the Salon, Fire station, and all those other stuff, because it was the town shipped with Ambitions.

The Red Rendezvous is kind o like an early bar. It's a hangout, so it's a nice place for your sims to meen new people.

The Book Corral is a bookshelf the contains skill books, that are very helpful on the first weeks. The Twinbrook and Bridgeport libraries don't have them. You can place it by going:
Menu -> Edit Town -> Select the Library -> Build/Buy -> Build Mode -> Storage ->Bookshelves ->Book Corral -> Place it in the library ->Exit -> Back to game

The whole point of those things is to bring your family funds down to what they would be if you were playing in SV or RV. I suggest you buy a wall, put the painting on it, put it in your family inventory, and delete the wall. They must remain in your family inventory for the whole dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1248 on: November 07, 2010, 01:25:01 AM »
Ok I have taken the first step. I have put my Sim on her lot. I chose Twinbrook because that's the only town I haven't played yet. I'm already unclear on some things. I'm going to apologize in advance if I become a pain in the backside. I won't be sleeping tonight until I get this up and running properly. So...

I went to map view and I see Twinbrook already has the salon, laundry, consignment shop, firehouse, and, get this, 2 junkyards. I swear I didn't put it there. Is that supposed to be? And there's this place called The Red Rendezvous. What is that?

What is the book coral and how do I add it? Is there a particular place in the library it should go? How many do I get to put in?

So back to my lot. I'm supposed to put these items in my inventory. When am I supposed to do that? Anytime during play or immediately? I can't get the paintings till I do some building and add walls. I tried to drag it straight to my family inventory but couldn't. And the rules say to leave it in my inventory. What if I like the painting and want to put it in the house. Do I have to buy more or can I use them? Same with that sculpture. That big guy took put a dent in my funds. Whew 10k is a lot when you only have like 13k. :D

Just to add to what Simstar said...

You have to buy the extra items as soon as you start the game.  It doesn't matter if you like the painting, you may never remove it from inventory.  You'll have to buy another one if you want to hang it on the wall.

You really only need one Book Corral, but there's no harm in adding more than one.  The Twinbrook library doesn't come with skill books for some odd reason, so the bookcase you're adding is just to get skill books into the library.

Twinbrook does have two junkyards.  It's just how the town was designed.

Just let us know if you have any other questions.  :)
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« Reply #1249 on: November 07, 2010, 05:38:47 AM »
You may not marry a vampire is that correct I understand.
My question is if you want to marry a vampire and you cure him or her directly after you are married you have no advantage I think?
What do you think off this possibility?