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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #125 on: August 25, 2010, 09:27:10 PM »
As for getting Ambrosia at the restaurant, it's never said that you're actually getting Ambrosia.  You have the best meal ever and get that great moodlet, but it doesn't change the Sim's age.  If anyone has proof otherwise, we need to hear it.  But for my tests, it didn't change the age at all.

I've had that happen several times. It says something like "Cubby doesn't know what that was, but it's the best meal he's ever had in his life!" My sim always gets the +75 Divine Meal moodlet but I don't ever recall his age changing. Also, this only happens at the Bistro, never at the Diner.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #126 on: August 25, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
I have a question about the purchasing of properties, specifically about the timing.  The rules say:
"•4. Each generation needs to use a computer to purchase one building and one property (2 separate ownerships)."

My founder and spouse have just discovered the joys of property ownership, apparently, because both have suddenly decided they want to purchase another property (this is in addition to the building and venue they already own).  The next generation is an infant, almost ready to age up to a toddler.  I think it's a bit odd for them to be wanting to purchase property when they are still camped out on the grass at home, but this is what they want.  I'd like to grant these wishes as they have lots of happiness points attached.  My question is, since Generation 2 is obviously too young to operate the computer at this stage, can the parents purchase the property on her behalf?  Whenever the property is purchased, it's obviously going to be family funds used anyway, not money the child has earned, so is this ok?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #127 on: August 25, 2010, 09:49:03 PM »
I have a question about the purchasing of properties, specifically about the timing.  The rules say:
"•4. Each generation needs to use a computer to purchase one building and one property (2 separate ownerships)."

My founder and spouse have just discovered the joys of property ownership, apparently, because both have suddenly decided they want to purchase another property (this is in addition to the building and venue they already own).  The next generation is an infant, almost ready to age up to a toddler.  I think it's a bit odd for them to be wanting to purchase property when they are still camped out on the grass at home, but this is what they want.  I'd like to grant these wishes as they have lots of happiness points attached.  My question is, since Generation 2 is obviously too young to operate the computer at this stage, can the parents purchase the property on her behalf?  Whenever the property is purchased, it's obviously going to be family funds used anyway, not money the child has earned, so is this ok?

In short, no. "Each generation needs to purchase one building and one property." So, having someone do it for them before they can even use a computer does not work with the rules.

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« Reply #128 on: August 25, 2010, 10:27:49 PM »
Here's a question, Since every immortal must be in a different generation, and since you cannot help sims to die more quickly, and immortals can't die in any way, what happens if you have this.

6 immortal sims.
1 spare.
1 heir.

What happens if the heir becomes immortal (And an elder) before the spare dies? Do you just lose, or what?

You'd have to play it so that the 7th generation female is able to have a child while she's still of childbearing age.  She needs to be an only child.
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« Reply #129 on: August 25, 2010, 10:57:20 PM »
I've read that eating watermelon is not a foolproof way to get a girl baby. What if Gen 8 is born male?
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« Reply #130 on: August 25, 2010, 10:59:06 PM »
I've read that eating watermelon is not a foolproof way to get a girl baby. What if Gen 8 is born male?

Pam's the baby pro, so she can answer. To my knowledge, she has never failed at getting a particular gender she was after.

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« Reply #131 on: August 25, 2010, 11:15:00 PM »
I've read that eating watermelon is not a foolproof way to get a girl baby. What if Gen 8 is born male?

I have the mother eat nothing but fresh watermelon starting as soon as she's done with "Try for baby."  I don't stop with three.  She probably eats 10 by the time the baby comes.  No meals at all, just watermelon from the store or garden.  I've never failed to get the girl I wanted.  :D
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« Reply #132 on: August 26, 2010, 12:30:17 AM »
That's good to know, Pam. I was wondering the same thing and almost posted it myself, but thought I'd wait till I was there in my Dynasty, which seeings how I have started yet would be a while and now I will not have to which is even better.  

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« Reply #133 on: August 26, 2010, 02:16:27 AM »
Wow!

Ok, this Challenge really scares me a bit.  But I'm gonna buck up and give it a shot.  I was too afraid to ask any questions, so thank goodness for everyone else who thought of the good ones that were floating around in my head.  I think I've finally wrapped my brain around this one.

In the meantime, y'all will be proud of me, I'm on gen 9 of my current Legacy family.  So as soon as I wrap that one up, I'll take on this Dynasty Challenge.  I think I'm gonna need my big girl socks for this one!

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« Reply #134 on: August 26, 2010, 06:20:07 AM »
We were wondering where you were, Aria!  :)

Don't fret about asking questions.  You know that's how we keep things operating smoothly around here.  Ask anything you want.  And if it's really that bad, you can whisper them to me in a private message.  Hehe. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2010, 06:56:07 AM »
What if Late Night brings some new things fitting for the dynasty challenge - will the rules change then??

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« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2010, 06:58:57 AM »
Or it can become a Different Dynasty? A Vampire one!  ;D
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« Reply #137 on: August 26, 2010, 08:52:29 AM »
What if Late Night brings some new things fitting for the dynasty challenge - will the rules change then??

The core rules won't change—requirements for the museum. More than likely what will happen is additional options will be added for varied gameplay choices.

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« Reply #138 on: August 26, 2010, 09:55:06 AM »
I know once an female becomes Elder, she's barren. But, can an Elder man impregnate a female of childbearing years? I'm assuming so.

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« Reply #139 on: August 26, 2010, 09:57:38 AM »
That I know.  A male sim can impregnate until grimmy comes. 
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« Reply #140 on: August 26, 2010, 10:05:20 AM »
That I know.  A male sim can impregnate until grimmy comes. 

Good. I think I have a new plan then. I'm going to redo the Man Dynasty and have my Founder marry Agnes again for her 21k that she brings to household funds. She only has about 41 days to live. Her sole purpose will be to only do a portrait, photo (assuming I can find a camera at the consignment store) and ice sculpture of the Founder.

The Founder will work on all skills necessary to make his own Ambrosia. Agnes will never bear an heir. The Founder will remarry and then the new wife will bring in the 2nd generation. Yeah, this is much more relaxed than what I had in mind with my original game. Agnes' age makes things so tight. Plus, there's nothing in the rules stating an immortal cannot remarry.

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« Reply #141 on: August 26, 2010, 10:21:59 AM »
Ha, nice plan Metro. Still not sure what my plan of attack um, I mean romance is yet lol

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« Reply #142 on: August 26, 2010, 10:27:53 AM »
Ha, nice plan Metro.

Thanks. And before anyone accuses me of looking for some kind of loophole or exploit, I'm not. I was just IMing with Salty and telling her all I'm trying to do is slow things down at the beginning. I do not want to approach this like I'm under the gun with a Tournament Challenge. Sure I want to get a nice museum value eventually, but the real goal here for me is to not even worry about an heir for quite a long time—get the Founder all squared away and his museum objects all accomplished. Then, go from there and worry about an heir, etc.

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« Reply #143 on: August 26, 2010, 10:46:57 AM »
I agree, Metro. Although I haven't worked out the who yet, I do know that I want the when (as in heir) to not be straight away. I'm looking at the dynasty to be a more relaxed game then the regular challenges. I'm not overly concerned about my museum value at the moment. I'll just be content to get to generation 8 - something I've never achieved in 10 years of simming.

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« Reply #144 on: August 26, 2010, 10:51:31 AM »
Me neither Norma.  I just found a game that I started way back and it has four generations.  I have never gotten that far, so before I start this one, I want to be sure I have all my ducks in a row, lol.
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« Reply #145 on: August 26, 2010, 12:26:55 PM »
Good. I think I have a new plan then. I'm going to redo the Man Dynasty and have my Founder marry Agnes again for her 21k that she brings to household funds. She only has about 41 days to live. Her sole purpose will be to only do a portrait, photo (assuming I can find a camera at the consignment store) and ice sculpture of the Founder.

The Founder will work on all skills necessary to make his own Ambrosia. Agnes will never bear an heir. The Founder will remarry and then the new wife will bring in the 2nd generation. Yeah, this is much more relaxed than what I had in mind with my original game. Agnes' age makes things so tight. Plus, there's nothing in the rules stating an immortal cannot remarry.

21K? That's a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting that. I had already decided to have my founder marry Agnes for a different reason. She starts the game with high levels of Painting and Cooking skills so she'll be ready to paint a portrait immediately. She'll start learning the Sculpting skill right away so I can hopefully have an ice sculpture of my founder while he's still a Young Adult.

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« Reply #146 on: August 26, 2010, 12:32:52 PM »
21K? That's a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting that. I had already decided to have my founder marry Agnes for a different reason. She starts the game with high levels of Painting and Cooking skills so she'll be ready to paint a portrait immediately.

That's incredible news and something I was completely unaware of. I never even checked her skill levels yesterday with my botched first attempt. You just made my day! I have a feeling Agnes will now be a popular target for a Founder's spouse. It's still too bad she won't be around long to do very much, but if someone opts to not even have her bring in the 2nd generation (like me), then she has more time to focus on quality museum pieces for the Founder.

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« Reply #147 on: August 26, 2010, 12:40:12 PM »
If I were to attempt this challenge and for some or other reason my, lets say, 2nd generation heir does't finish his wish or something before Grim comes. Will I then have to post my current value in museum wares and thats it, end of the challenge?
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« Reply #148 on: August 26, 2010, 12:49:36 PM »
If I were to attempt this challenge and for some or other reason my, lets say, 2nd generation heir does't finish his wish or something before Grim comes. Will I then have to post my current value in museum wares and thats it, end of the challenge?

Well, if you end up not finishing you don't have to post anything if you don't want to—the Dynasty Hall of Fame will be reserved for players that accomplish all 8 generations anyway. But, to directly answer your question...yes, if any heir does not meet a qualification to eat Ambrosia, then your heir could not eat Ambrosia and you'd be done. So, you'd scrap that attempt and give it another shot if you were up to it.

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« Reply #149 on: August 26, 2010, 01:18:52 PM »
How many times can we do this challenge??

Let's say I finishes this before Christmas this year can I do it again for next year??