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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1350 on: November 15, 2010, 10:37:12 PM »
Man I leave you guys alone for two or three days look what happens.  :D

I'm glad that whole marriage thing got hashed out. I was told it was in the rules but I wasn't seeing so I thought I was reading the wrong thing. I'm glad I wasn't the only one. But at least it has been so beaten to death that there is no way to be confused... Unless you don't want to sift through 135 pages of thread of course. ha ha.

Well I was going to jump right into Dynasty take #2 but I decided to do it later after I get through some of the features of LN. My partner Sim player is itching to try out being a vampire. And now that the guide was update by Samoht I am too. Still haven't decided though if I'm going to post my first attempt on a story thread. I have to go through the pictures and be creative. Not one of my many talents.  ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1351 on: November 16, 2010, 02:19:51 AM »
Vampires have been banned in the Dynasty Challenge because of the Life Extension, but I wonder if Metro and Pam can think about Vampires after an Immortal has eaten Ambrosia since Lifefruit and Makeovers etc. have been lifted after ambrosia has been swallowed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1352 on: November 16, 2010, 02:35:24 AM »
I'd rather not allow vampires even after eating Ambrosia.  It would be too much of a change for the bloodline as a whole.  This probably isn't the only Dynasty Challenge that Metro will write, so let's leave vampires for another time.
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« Reply #1353 on: November 16, 2010, 08:28:38 AM »
This probably isn't the only Dynasty Challenge that Metro will write, so let's leave vampires for another time.

What a tantalizing statement!  Would you care to elaborate?  Now that Clan Douglas is on the home stretch (almost), I'd love to think there's a new challenge coming up.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1354 on: November 16, 2010, 08:42:37 AM »
What a tantalizing statement!  Would you care to elaborate?  Now that Clan Douglas is on the home stretch (almost), I'd love to think there's a new challenge coming up.

There will be. 13 of them in the form of the 2011 Sims 3 Tournament. That's my only focus at this point, but Pam's right — count on another Dynasty Challenge next year.

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« Reply #1355 on: November 16, 2010, 06:49:20 PM »
Wow, how this thread has blown! 135 pages and still counting!  :D
I thought I'd just post up an update. I had to start again, for take #3 due to some forgetfulness on my part, but I'm sure this time things will work out.
I've learnt my lessons and planned how I'll go about things, so here's hoping I get passed Gen. 2!

I've been keeping tabs on the thread, and I'm glad I have since there's been some rule-tweaking. I also just read Metro's last post.
I didn't do many of the challenges this year, but I can guarantee that I'll be doing my best for every single one in 2011. New year, new resolution: win at least one! I hope to, anyway. And I also hope to have finished my first Dynasty before Metro's 2nd (oooh, can't wait ;D!) comes out.

That's all for now. ;)

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« Reply #1356 on: November 16, 2010, 07:18:43 PM »
And I also hope to have finished my first Dynasty before Metro's 2nd...

Me too!  :D



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« Reply #1357 on: November 17, 2010, 01:00:46 AM »
So there will be a second type of dynasty next year??
I think Metro is ultracreative so if there's being something next year it's something new and something no one ever has seen before, just like he did with the dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1358 on: November 17, 2010, 02:19:55 AM »
I hope this is okay but I had to manually close sims 3 without saving due to the display going and the camera freezing, if anything I lost all good stuff.
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« Reply #1359 on: November 17, 2010, 02:59:28 AM »
That's ok, Thomas.  Technical difficulties are out of your control and it's ok to do what you need to do in order to get the game back.
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« Reply #1360 on: November 17, 2010, 04:08:11 AM »
I didn't loose much apart from the toddler skills and a remodel of the house. Oh and I must show you what Chris painted! Considering they are the Jade Dynasty I wonder what this is?

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« Reply #1361 on: November 17, 2010, 06:47:50 AM »
Bronte in my dynasty painted something similar.



I have not got a clue what it is either.

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« Reply #1362 on: November 17, 2010, 06:55:48 AM »
Huh. I think it looks like a plumbob, folded into a box shape. Ratchie's would be the "artistically blurred" version. Abstract cubist art?

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« Reply #1363 on: November 17, 2010, 12:09:04 PM »
In my opinion it looks like a block of Jade!  ;D So this painting will never be sold and it will be kept in the Formal reception room (When the house is done).
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« Reply #1364 on: November 17, 2010, 04:27:07 PM »
I have to let it go somewhere and I think this is the right place for it.
I'm very close to gave up on dynasty. Strategy is fine, no problems there, but it seems that that missing tag in map view bug is not related to travel. I had to replay the same Sim week 4 times now, and beside getting error 12 even if using "save as" every 30 minutes, all my saved files except for China one are with blank picture in main menu. Way before travelling. It seems as vampire gnome trigger it, but I doubt it. Anyway, I'll have to cool off the dynasty for at least few days. Probably will go as far as possible but really don't understand all the bugs happening in game. I was ready to continue without marks, but I can't build on properties without them >:(
I got so attached to that family and don't want to abandon them, but can't play them like this. Maybe another uninstall/install round will help.

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« Reply #1365 on: November 17, 2010, 04:36:28 PM »
Sorry to hear about the bugs, Anushka. :( I was really hopefully that the release of Late Night would clear up many old issues.

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« Reply #1366 on: November 18, 2010, 05:09:23 AM »
Thanks Metro, it is comforting to at least know someone who understand.
I played them again, and so far, only that blank pic on main menu is threatening. No other visible bugs appeared. Also, it seems that it is safe for one generation to travel, each time I sent more than one generation some problem occurred, otherwise it is fine. I was very surprised to see that teens can travel alone and do adventures, and no curfew appear, weather alone or with adults on trip. Well, I'll play as long as I can, but I'm really afraid when look at all those blank pics in main menu.

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« Reply #1367 on: November 18, 2010, 05:14:25 AM »
@Anushka:

I was also having many problems with Error 12 and 13 in my dynasty.  I did a clean reinstall when Late Night came out and it is much better now.

Edit:  Well, this is interesting.  As soon as I posted this, my travel to France got bugged.  When my Sims arrived, they don't appear along the left of my screen.  Nor could I quit the game through the menu.  I had to use Task Manager to shut the game down.  Then I started the game again and tried to go to France again.  Same thing happened and I again used Task Manager to close the game.  Very strange.  I had traveled with these same Sims only a few Sim days ago with no problem at all.
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« Reply #1368 on: November 18, 2010, 10:47:23 AM »
I'm just thankful that the new expansion added some skill options because it makes it easier to avoid travel altogether.  Instead of Martial Arts I'm planning to just do Athletic skill.  And instead of Nectar Making I'm going to do Mixology.  Plus there are the new instrument skills, which I realize would be more challenging but certainly possible.

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« Reply #1369 on: November 18, 2010, 12:03:55 PM »
Pam, sorry to hear about traveling bug, I know how frustrating it can be. I didn't get error 12 before nor after that one time, since I clean cache files and .bad saved files regularly, and all other recommended stuff, but expect more of it in future as family grows.
Aria, it seems that all instruments are challenging the same way guitar is, but as for nectar making and martial arts, you basically need 2 trips to China (or one very long) and one to France to be able to supermaster them. Still I love how all immortals can have 2 special skills now, one to supermax and one to have fun with:D
Anyway, my teen safely returned from second trip to China, and I'll see if she'll travel to France or Egypt.


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« Reply #1370 on: November 18, 2010, 12:29:10 PM »
My new plan for the Jade Dynasty:

Supermaxes

1 - Gardening (Gardening)
2 - Painting (Painting)
3 - Sculpting (Sculpting)
4 - Inventing (Inventor)
5 - Athletic (Sports)
6 - Fishing (Business - Due to my failures at the fishing career before)
7 - Logic (Medical)
8 - Mixology (Mixologist)

Maxes:
Cooking
Charisma

Does this sound achieveable?
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« Reply #1371 on: November 18, 2010, 12:50:29 PM »
Samoht, I haven't tried to supermax all of those skills, so maybe someone else can respond on that point.  My only caution is that you have a lot of self-employed sims planned, and my experience has been that it's very difficult to get enough opportunities for them.  Of course, if you take the celebrity opps, that will make things easier.  But I don't think there are really that many different celebrity opportunities, and you'll only be able to use them once.  The opportunity issue is why I decided to give all my later generations regular jobs.  Of course, you could always have your self-employed sims take a rabbit-hole job long enough to get a couple of opportunities, then quit and become self-employed.  That's what I did with my painter.  Good luck with the new Jade Dynasty.
 
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« Reply #1372 on: November 18, 2010, 12:59:52 PM »
Another thing with being self employed is that your Sim might not meet a whole lot of people. So getting  six best friends could be harder.

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« Reply #1373 on: November 18, 2010, 03:04:52 PM »
Another thing with being self employed is that your Sim might not meet a whole lot of people. So getting  six best friends could be harder.

That shouldn't be too much of an issue assuming a self-employed Sim got to know a handful of kids while in elementary school/high school.

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« Reply #1374 on: November 19, 2010, 02:28:22 AM »
Samoht, almost every plan is doable, but some are harder. I would leave inventing last, took sculpting earlier since it take long to get nevermelting ice, and mixology is not a career, so you can go with business, music politics or something like that for mixology supermax.

I encounter strange bug while playing. Spare master ghostbuster career and I sent him to his last job but first he  became invisible in Sim menu, and no LTW, then soon he turned back (but not his LTW that he fullfilled a long time ago). His uniform vanished and he was naked without censure until I told him to change into everyday. He looked like Ken doll so no big deal, but it was too funny seeing him banishing spirits naked in fog.