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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1375 on: November 19, 2010, 12:35:45 PM »
I have a question about the Vine Vizard skill challenge in the Nectar Making Skill - the skill challenge where you have to use 400 bunches of homegrown grapes.  I've just been reading the thread about this in World Adventures and it sounds like this skill challenge is bugged.  Some people have been able to complete the skill challenge using certain kinds of grapes only, others haven't been able to complete it at all.  I have been keeping track of the homegrown grapes my nectar maker has used and she's over 400 at this point.  I plan to go for 450 or so, because some of the batches may not have been counted owing to the save problems I was having one day.  When my count reaches 450, I will be sure the "real" number is at least 400.  Can I take credit for this skill challenge even if it's still greyed out?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1376 on: November 19, 2010, 12:48:22 PM »
Can I take credit for this skill challenge even if it's still greyed out?

Yes. If you know you've done 400, then you're good to call it completed. No need to do more.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1377 on: November 19, 2010, 12:50:11 PM »
Yes. If you know you've done 400, then you're good to call it completed. No need to do more.

Thanks very much for the quick response!
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1378 on: November 19, 2010, 05:18:12 PM »
I have a plan in mind for Kumquat my third generation immortal, I just wanted to run it by people to see if its is workable. At the moment she is still a young adult. She is working on supermaxing logic and wants to top the medical career. My plan is to get all the logic challenges completed before she even gets a job in the medical field. I feel that trying to combine the two might be too much at once.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1379 on: November 19, 2010, 05:31:57 PM »
@Rachel:

That's what Cinnamon Dreamweaver did:  Logic and Medical.  She had no trouble at all doing both.  She's a Workaholic and a Genius, so it wasn't difficult for her.  She joined the medical career right after high school and managed to do both at the same time.  She didn't marry or have a child until she was at the top of her career.  I think that made more difference than anything.  She didn't have to deal with maternity leave while she was still climbing her career ladder.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1380 on: November 19, 2010, 05:37:12 PM »
Thanks for the quick response Pam. How long did it take Cinnamon to reach the top of the medical career. I was thinking of letting Kumquat get a job when she has her adult birthday. She is currently about six days from adulthood. She has completed two of the extra skill challenges she just needs to tutor a few more children and discover some more stars.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1381 on: November 20, 2010, 04:08:24 AM »
I am worried about Logic becuase I have never completed any of the skill challenges and never done the Chess Master thing either so I am worried that I would fail on it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1382 on: November 20, 2010, 04:22:24 AM »
Thanks for the quick response Pam. How long did it take Cinnamon to reach the top of the medical career. I was thinking of letting Kumquat get a job when she has her adult birthday. She is currently about six days from adulthood. She has completed two of the extra skill challenges she just needs to tutor a few more children and discover some more stars.

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Cinnamon was able to reach level 10 of her medical career before she reached adulthood.  Just remember, she's a workaholic, so she worked hard all day and worked at home.  One of her lifetime rewards is Transmeditative Sleep, which helps quite a lot by cutting down on how much sleep she needs.  She did most of her stargazing while on vacation in Champs Les Sims.  And really, if you can snag the paperboy and nail him to the floor, you can get that tutoring challenge done in two or three days.  Just plant them together on the floor for the whole day.

I am worried about Logic becuase I have never completed any of the skill challenges and never done the Chess Master thing either so I am worried that I would fail on it.

The Chest Master challenge takes some time, but if you start early (childhood or teen) and work on it steadily (say, one per day), you won't have any problem.  The skill challenges look like they're overwhelming, but really they aren't.  As a side benefit, the ones you tutor gain a lot on the relationship bar, so they are good friends by the time you're done.  Be careful tutoring your own family, though, because when Cinnamon tutored Scarlet as a child, Scarlet's logic skill went up.  And that just cannot happen because Logic is a SuperMax skill.  Best to tutor kids outside your family.  In summary, Cinnamon was ready for Ambrosia as soon as she aged to elder and got her final portrait done.  The logic challenges weren't difficult at all.  I do suggest that you not have a baby until all that is out of the way, though, because it will interfere.  Cinnamon married after she reached adulthood, but she had her stuff done.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1383 on: November 21, 2010, 01:11:16 PM »
This will be my 3rd attempt after I realized my founder maxed way too many skills.  I have read tons of the pages but not all, so excuse if this was asked before. 

1.  Looking at people's plans for superskills over the generations, how on earth can you have a supermax skill for the founder OTHER than gardening, fishing or cooking?  With the short lifespan, I can barely  complete the requirements and get the two ingredients and cooking skill for the Ambrosia.  His wife has been painting full time and still creates mostly blotchy black portraits.  The humanity!

2.  How do you get to level 10 of the self-employment gardening career?  The amount of plants you will have to keep is insane, I don't think I've ever been able to get further than 9.  I suppose it's easier with the omni-plant, but what do you give it to make this work?  Deathfish?  Does that count as "produce"?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1384 on: November 21, 2010, 01:18:56 PM »
Veldmuisie, welcome to the forum.  What skill are you wanting to have your founder supermax?  If you look at other peoples' dynasty stories, that may give you some idea how people have done it.  I went for fishing in my Clan Douglas dynasty, and didn't have any trouble with it.

As for the self-employed gardener career, I think money trees are the secret to success there.  Lots of money trees.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1385 on: November 21, 2010, 03:21:05 PM »
Incidentally, if you have your teen tutor his or her classmates, it counts as tutoring children.  I've had Tienguai Li tutor a few kids he brought home from school, or with whom he went home from school.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1386 on: November 22, 2010, 09:48:46 AM »
Um, so what do you do if a ghost zips in and eats the ambrosia you meant for one of your immortals before he can get to it?  Does this ruin the dynasty like a meteor strike?  If so, I may  :'(.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1387 on: November 22, 2010, 10:32:21 AM »
I would assume you could just make some more ambrosia.
In my dynasty Sunset has been inviting friends over and her mum Kumquat has been tutoring them.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1388 on: November 22, 2010, 10:39:13 AM »
Well... it's a little more complicated than that in that it was my founder's dead spouse who ate it, so he rejoined the family.  I might start a new one to switch some things around anyway, but argh.

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« Reply #1389 on: November 22, 2010, 10:46:00 AM »
Oh well that does complicate things. Sorry you have to start again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1390 on: November 22, 2010, 11:14:07 AM »
Veldmuisie, welcome to the forum.  What skill are you wanting to have your founder supermax?  If you look at other peoples' dynasty stories, that may give you some idea how people have done it.  I went for fishing in my Clan Douglas dynasty, and didn't have any trouble with it.

As for the self-employed gardener career, I think money trees are the secret to success there.  Lots of money trees.

Also, go to China and raid the base camp bookshelf.  Those books are worth tons of simoleons and you can feed them all to your omni plants.

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« Reply #1391 on: November 22, 2010, 11:37:03 AM »
Also, go to China and raid the base camp bookshelf.  Those books are worth tons of simoleons and you can feed them all to your omni plants.

Keep in mind that travel is not allowed until the Generation 2 reaches Young Adult age.  This means your founder would not be able to benefit from this strategy until s/he is fairly old.
 
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« Reply #1392 on: November 22, 2010, 11:39:29 AM »
Keep in mind that travel is not allowed until the Generation 2 reaches Young Adult age.  This means your founder would not be able to benefit from this strategy until s/he is fairly old.

No, that's true, but it could be useful later on.

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« Reply #1393 on: November 22, 2010, 11:39:44 AM »
Well... it's a little more complicated than that in that it was my founder's dead spouse who ate it, so he rejoined the family.  I might start a new one to switch some things around anyway, but argh.

Yeah,  I'm afraid Ratchie is right - resurrecting deceased family members, even inadvertently, is not allowed.  Too bad.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1394 on: November 22, 2010, 05:56:37 PM »
Even though I have read a post before about a ghost being resurrected by eating ambrosia it never occurred to me to worry about it happening in my dynasty.
At the moment Sideburns remains are in Hebe's inventory and I think that is where he is going to stay, well for now anyway you never know he and Hebe might be reunited one day.

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« Reply #1395 on: November 22, 2010, 06:31:05 PM »
Oh well, that's ok really.  I'll have a chance to do some things differently in attempt #3, which I've just started, having learned from some mistakes anyway. (For one, never leave ambrosia unattended even for a moment if you have a ghost on the lot.  ::) ) It actually seems a little easier to get going with a male founder, since he doesn't have his career so interrupted by pregnancy, but he had a good chase winning him the bride I picked out for him, haha!  I am finding it a challenge to keep up with all my Sims going at once with the new non-rabbit-hole Ambitions professions (well, not new-new, but I just got it a couple of weeks ago), but they're interesting anyway.

I've been starting with cooking and just accepting the fact that gardening cannot be supermaxed because my founder needs both, fwiw.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1396 on: November 22, 2010, 11:05:25 PM »
I've been starting with cooking and just accepting the fact that gardening cannot be supermaxed because my founder needs both, fwiw.

What is fwiw?  Please don't use abbreviations like that on the Forum.  They can be difficult to understand.

In my Dynasty, gardening is my founder's SuperMax skill and cooking is the one that all the Immortals can max if they want to.  It's working out pretty well.
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« Reply #1397 on: November 22, 2010, 11:23:24 PM »
Sorry about that.  It means "for what it's worth."

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« Reply #1398 on: November 23, 2010, 02:03:36 AM »
Sorry if this has been questioned before but I need to know. Does the Collection Helper count as one LTHR if no others buy it? Since Diana has Super Green Thumb and is working towards the No Bills one, if she is allowed the Collection Helper that would be her 3.

Diana got the Collection Helper early on this time, she is about 4 Days from Adult. She has 3 of 8 perfects and has 3/4 Money trees growing. I also found what I expect is a Plasma Seed since it glows a red colour.
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« Reply #1399 on: November 23, 2010, 02:16:19 AM »
Yes, the Collection Helper can count as one of the 3 Lifetime Rewards as long as nobody else buys it.
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