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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1325 on: November 14, 2010, 09:24:37 AM »
@Anushka, I'm glad you posted here because I do not frequent the Tech board too often. Yeah, you've got the green light to go to a previous save.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1326 on: November 14, 2010, 10:08:47 AM »
Now if someone could let me know how they keep their immortals entertained and stop them from gaining skill points in other areas I would be grateful.

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Rachel, I haven't had a problem with this.  Late Night has been a real boon for my dynasty, with the 4 new skills and the ability to form bands and jam together.  All my immortals have taken up an instrument, and when I don't know what else to do with them, I just have them jam together.  They have a lot of fun doing it and it keeps them busy for hours.  Also, I figure it doesn't matter if they get a couple of points in another sim's supermax skill - anything short of level 10 is fine, and it takes a lot of time to get to level 10.  A couple of mine have a bit of cooking skill, and when I catch them watching cooking cable, I just switch to another channel.  Another thing that has worked well for me is making all the later generations bookworms.  When they have nothing else to do, they tend to pick up a book and read, and they never choose skill books.  They'll happily reread the same novel over and over.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1327 on: November 14, 2010, 10:44:24 AM »
Excellent tips, Schip.

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« Reply #1328 on: November 14, 2010, 11:36:00 AM »
Excellent tips, Schip.

Wow that rhymed your a poet and you didn't know it.

Thanks for all the tips guys.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1329 on: November 14, 2010, 01:47:35 PM »
I'm thinking of making a Mixologist, is it against the rules for Immortals to drink the Life Fruit drinks?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1330 on: November 14, 2010, 02:08:55 PM »
I'm thinking of making a Mixologist, is it against the rules for Immortals to drink the Life Fruit drinks?

Not if they have eaten Ambrosia for the first time.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1331 on: November 14, 2010, 02:24:32 PM »
Hello!  I am late to the party, but I wanted to chime in and say that I am about to start my second attempt at this fine challenge.  My first was going well, but my computer was not - severe screen flicker and a sudden windfall of extra money sent me to the store yesterday for a new laptop, and I splurged on Ambitions also (I have WA already; however, I prefer careers to socializing, so I may pass on Late Night).  Now, if I can just get the games downloaded, installed, and patched, I'll be on my way again.

My family's name is Pinyin, after the original Eight Immortals (I do hope that's not considered disrespectful).  One pro tip I learned from the last go around: don't have your founder try to marry Xander Clavell.  He has Commitment Issues and terrible traits, and his genetics aren't as good as you might think based on how he looks before you can get a close-up of him.  On the other hand, he did live to be 100 days old and did a great job painting pictures despite not being artistic, so it worked out in the end, but I'll probably have He Xiangu pick a different beau this time around.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1332 on: November 14, 2010, 02:37:28 PM »
Hi Revolution.  Welcome to the forum, and as you say, welcome to the Immortal party!  Pinyin sounds great to me.  Good luck with your Dynasty.
 
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« Reply #1333 on: November 14, 2010, 04:04:53 PM »
My family's name is Pinyin, after the original Eight Immortals (I do hope that's not considered disrespectful).  One pro tip I learned from the last go around: don't have your founder try to marry Xander Clavell.  He has Commitment Issues and terrible traits, and his genetics aren't as good as you might think based on how he looks before you can get a close-up of him.  On the other hand, he did live to be 100 days old and did a great job painting pictures despite not being artistic, so it worked out in the end, but I'll probably have He Xiangu pick a different beau this time around.

Welcome, revolution. I'm so glad you posted about your dynasty family. I'd never heard about the Chinese Eight Immortals, so I looked it up and learned something new today.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1334 on: November 14, 2010, 04:13:26 PM »
Welcome, revolution. I'm so glad you posted about your dynasty family. I'd never heard about the Chinese Eight Immortals, so I looked it up and learned something new today.

Thanks!  I have a great respect for Taoist philosophy, so it's meant to honor them. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1335 on: November 14, 2010, 04:30:05 PM »
Not if they have eaten Ambrosia for the first time.

But after they've eaten the Ambrosia it's ok?

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« Reply #1336 on: November 14, 2010, 04:41:13 PM »
Did Metro mean to say "haven't"?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1337 on: November 14, 2010, 04:43:37 PM »
@Aria, my answer to you was confusing and a poor choice of words. Yeah, eating Ambrosia allows them to go ahead and have life fruit drinks. It's the qualifying for Ambrosia that's the important thing. After that—basically any life stage reducing activity is irrelevant for an immortal (tattoos, makeovers, etc).

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1338 on: November 14, 2010, 04:44:59 PM »
@Aria, my answer to you was confusing and a poor choice of words. Yeah, eating Ambrosia allows them to go ahead and have life fruit drinks. It's the qualifying for Ambrosia that's the important thing. After that—basically any life stage reducing activity is irrelevant for an immortal (tattoos, makeovers, etc).

You mean my immortals can get tattoos or makeovers?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1339 on: November 14, 2010, 04:48:16 PM »
You mean my immortals can get tattoos or makeovers?

If an immortal has already met all the qualifications and has eaten Ambrosia I cannot see what difference it would make.

@Pam, could you think of any reason?

@Llamamama, you're right, I meant "haven't" in my above post.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1340 on: November 14, 2010, 05:52:30 PM »
I don't see a problem with tatooes or makeovers after eating Ambrosia.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1341 on: November 14, 2010, 06:01:23 PM »
I flagged the 3 life-extending rule bans with asterisks and then added the new amendment:

  • **All of the above life-extending tricks are available to an immortal after an immortal has eaten Ambrosia.

(@Pam, please update the Guide as well—it's in the Additional Restrictions section).

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« Reply #1342 on: November 14, 2010, 07:37:31 PM »
(@Pam, please update the Guide as well—it's in the Additional Restrictions section).

Done.
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« Reply #1343 on: November 15, 2010, 01:52:00 AM »
I have not played with the new instruments from LN yet but can they be used as a Supermax?
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« Reply #1344 on: November 15, 2010, 02:22:48 AM »
I have not played with the new instruments from LN yet but can they be used as a Supermax?

Yes, they can.  It would be the same as using the guitar skill as a SuperMax skill. 
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« Reply #1345 on: November 15, 2010, 12:12:35 PM »
Wow. An immortal band, fun concept!
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« Reply #1346 on: November 15, 2010, 04:57:43 PM »
Woot!  Tattoo parlor here we come!

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« Reply #1347 on: November 15, 2010, 06:03:53 PM »
Wow. An immortal band, fun concept!

I have two immortal bands in my dynasty.  The second one had a couple of mortal members who recently died, but one of them - Radar - still shows up as a band member.  I'm not sure what to make of that.
 
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« Reply #1348 on: November 15, 2010, 06:36:40 PM »
Yes, they can.  It would be the same as using the guitar skill as a SuperMax skill. 

Pam this reply was in response to samoht asking about instruments.  So, if they can be Supermaxed, can an immortal Supermax guitar, another immortal Supermax piano, etc. etc. without the usual conflicts since they are both musical instruments, yet different ones?  This could give FOUR immortals a musical supermax skill if that's the case, which would be awesome.
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« Reply #1349 on: November 15, 2010, 08:05:00 PM »
Pam this reply was in response to samoht asking about instruments.  So, if they can be Supermaxed, can an immortal Supermax guitar, another immortal Supermax piano, etc. etc. without the usual conflicts since they are both musical instruments, yet different ones?  This could give FOUR immortals a musical supermax skill if that's the case, which would be awesome.

What do you mean by the usual conflicts?  Each instrument is a separate skill.
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