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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1650 on: December 31, 2010, 07:49:34 AM »
No, I mean that right now I've started my family in Sunset Valley, 15 Summer Hill Court and where can I post the screenshot of my sim I've just taken? Maybe I should start a new thread and place it there?

Oh, right. This thread is not the place for posting updates to your story. But, feel free to create a thread in the Story board. Good luck.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1651 on: December 31, 2010, 09:45:15 AM »
I will finish my dynasty this weekend.  Although I won't be scoring points, I will have completed the entire thing according to the rules, minus the portraits for the founder, which were created as still life by mistake.  Currently generation 7 is working on her career and her friends to finish up her requirements and generation 8 is a child and will be starting on mixology as soon as he is a teen.  My target for completion is Sunday.

Question, there is nothing that says the elders have to remain employed after achieving immortality - they can retire if I choose?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1652 on: December 31, 2010, 10:14:39 AM »
Question, there is nothing that says the elders have to remain employed after achieving immortality - they can retire if I choose?

Absolutely. All you need to do is max a unique career. For many of my own immortals — that happened far before Elder stage.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1653 on: December 31, 2010, 10:56:26 AM »
Absolutely. All you need to do is max a unique career. For many of my own immortals — that happened far before Elder stage.

Same here.  I left them employed so they would get out of the house periodically, but since placing all the night clubs for the mixology generation I have been sending them out to party each night and having to work the next day is now a challenge for some of them  ;D  Next up, mass retirements  :D

Last question, I think.  After having bought the required number of businesses and properties, can the family continue to buy up the town or are they limited to owning only the 16 real estate? 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1654 on: December 31, 2010, 11:37:52 AM »
Last question, I think.  After having bought the required number of businesses and properties, can the family continue to buy up the town or are they limited to owning only the 16 real estate? 

Buy as many as you wish. The 2 per immortal requirement is simply for eating Ambrosia the first time.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1655 on: December 31, 2010, 12:27:25 PM »
I read somewhere on the forum that the mailbox can be replaced automagically by the game if you switch lots and then back again to your lot.

Oh, I'm pretty sure I even tried stuff that would NOT be allowed, I pulled the lot up and put it on the other side of the city, deleted it, reload, reinstalled, I could NOT get that stupid box to come back, and at 2nd gen, I need the gem money, I make ALOT collecting, it's really something I can't go without so long, plus I've always wanted to try an omni plant, and haven't gotten there yet.  Stupid mailbox, yay for new Dynasty!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1656 on: December 31, 2010, 01:42:38 PM »
Do all of the best friends have to be living simultaneously? Another question: What if a friend becomes an old friends, but you hae the realtionship bar maxed?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1657 on: December 31, 2010, 01:45:51 PM »
Do all of the best friends have to be living simultaneously?

Yes. They must be Best Friends with the immortal eating Ambrosia for the first time, so try and steer clear of Elders. You don't want any rude surprises.

Another question: What if a friend becomes an old friends, but you hae the realtionship bar maxed?

Then, the friendship is clearly as strong as Best Friend. Just look in the Relationships tab and see where the Sims fall in order.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1658 on: December 31, 2010, 05:03:37 PM »
I'm so stupid... And unlucky... I decided to SuperMax the most difficult skill --- Guitar skill... and the most difficult career --- Rock Star!!! I'm nearly at the end of the 1st week, she has no partner, only level 6 in the skill, level 3 in the career, no best friends, NOTHING! I hope everything will be ok till she reaches elder status...  :-\
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1659 on: December 31, 2010, 05:08:55 PM »
Well then. Time to restart! Number 3! At least I think that I will take a break from the immortal dynasty and work on the tournament challenges.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1660 on: December 31, 2010, 05:13:55 PM »
I'm so stupid... And unlucky... I decided to SuperMax the most difficult skill --- Guitar skill... and the most difficult career --- Rock Star!!! I'm nearly at the end of the 1st week, she has no partner, only level 6 in the skill, level 3 in the career, no best friends, NOTHING! I hope everything will be ok till she reaches elder status...  :-\

Wow...yeah, good luck! My Man Dynasty gen #6 (Sound Man) is also Supermaxing Guitar. It can be done, but it ain't easy! :) However, that said, I would not have chosen to kick off the Dynasty with my Founder going that route. Founders typically have to lay the groundwork with other skills. So, if she has acquired some gardening and cooking skills in addition to her guitar, you may rethink your strategy now and switch her to gardening career and SuperMaxing Gardening. As long as you have not maxed guitar, you could save it for another Sim — but, whatever you do — don't have a guitarist learn any other skill.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1661 on: January 01, 2011, 01:27:36 PM »
Hi *waves* Been reading through some of the first few pages, and I *think* I have things sorted, but just need to confirm a few things:

- Photos and Sculptures: Do you need these for your Immortals? I only have the base game.
- Skills: For each Immortal, skillwise you can have one level 10 skill(supermax skill), any number of level 9 skills, and any unused(not supermaxed on any immortal) skills maxed? This correct?
- Relationships: Any restrictions on your founder marrying rich or poor people?
- Careers: I only have the base game, so don't have any of the Ambitions options for self-employment. While I'm unlikely to go down this route, would I be able to set a set amount of money that I have to reach to have "maxed out" the self-employed career?
- Lifetime Rewards: Would getting one of the objects (Teleportation Pad, Moodlet Manager, etc.) count as a point towards the 3 unique lifetime rewards?

Think that's it for now... thanks! ^^

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1662 on: January 01, 2011, 01:40:16 PM »
@Castaras, welcome to the forum! :)

Hi *waves* Been reading through some of the first few pages, and I *think* I have things sorted, but just need to confirm a few things:

- Photos and Sculptures: Do you need these for your Immortals? I only have the base game.

Photos and sculptures are optional. This Dynasty Challenge can be completed with only the base game.

- Skills: For each Immortal, skillwise you can have one level 10 skill(supermax skill), any number of level 9 skills, and any unused(not supermaxed on any immortal) skills maxed? This correct?

Correct.

- Relationships: Any restrictions on your founder marrying rich or poor people?

No.

- Careers: I only have the base game, so don't have any of the Ambitions options for self-employment. While I'm unlikely to go down this route, would I be able to set a set amount of money that I have to reach to have "maxed out" the self-employed career?

No.

- Lifetime Rewards: Would getting one of the objects (Teleportation Pad, Moodlet Manager, etc.) count as a point towards the 3 unique lifetime rewards?

With the exception of Mid-Life Crisis which is banned for immortals, all Rewards qualify towards the 3 unique rewards requirement.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1663 on: January 01, 2011, 01:49:48 PM »
Are the skill challenges for the Late Night instruments bugged?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1664 on: January 01, 2011, 01:55:56 PM »
Are the skill challenges for the Late Night instruments bugged?

The non-Star Challenges are not bugged. All of the "Star" Challenges carry the same bug as Guitar Star, so if I were you, I'd just focus on one instrument.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1665 on: January 01, 2011, 02:12:30 PM »
Okay, thank you very much!

Saw that other people detailed plans for people to prod and poke for problems, so:

- Using Riverview, because I prefer it. ^^
- Only got 10 skills to juggle so using Charisma and Fishing as the "anybody" skills; Charisma is useful for everybody, especially when trying to grab spouses, and fishing gives the immortals something to do when they're off work and doing bugger all - I plan to have all eight immortals with the Angler trait just for this purpose. :P
- First Immortal will be Culinary, with max cooking - Spouse will probably be Billy Caspian (Artistic and gives you +20k to begin). Billy will do the pictures for now, and plant the lifefruit needed. First Immortal will also fish up the beginning Deathfish needed, and cook Ambrosia for everybody. She'll also get a replicator so that I don't have to worry so much about getting ingredients for Ambrosia.
- Second Immortal will be a Forensic Scientist, getting level 9 in Logic and supermaxing Painting.
- Third Immortal will be an Astronaut, level 9 Athletics and maxing Handiness. And maxing Fishing. Upgrade the house, and sit fishing for the 6 days out of 7 they're doing bugger all.
- Fourth Immortal will be a Doctor, level 9 in Logic and supermaxing ...Writing. Because Doctors are even easier to get promotions with Bookworm, and they'll have Genius anyway - and I find Bookworm and Genius make epic Sci-Fi Stories. :D
- Fifth Immortal will be in Business, maxing Gardening and Charisma. Workaholic & Neurotic so as to hold zillions of meetings to keep them occupied.
- Sixth Immortal will be a Master Thief, maxing Athletics. Because I like the Thief career track. :D
- Seventh Immortal will be a Spy, maxing Logic and level 9ing Athletics.
- Eighth Immortal will be a Rock Star, maxing Guitar.


Thoughts? I'm a little worried about the Guitar skill - I've never really done the Parties much, and having read up on the Guitar skill, I'm worried I'll not be able to Supermax it with the current bug to one of the skill challenges. Any recommendations for it?

Edit: after thinking about it, changed Hit Movie to Spy, and changed Politician to Rock Star - Rockstar will get only Guitar skill until finishing all the skill opportunities he needs to.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1666 on: January 01, 2011, 02:20:28 PM »
- Eighth Immortal will be a Politician, maxing Charisma and Guitar. I love Guitar. Makes you so many friends. So they'll be able to get all the donations they need, campaign-wise.


Thoughts? I'm a little worried about the Guitar skill - I've never really done the Parties much, and having read up on the Guitar skill, I'm worried I'll not be able to Supermax it with the current bug to one of the skill challenges. Any recommendations for it?

I would not recommend that combo — guitar and charisma simply because you'll be flooded with Charisma ops and have great difficulty SuperMaxing Guitar. You might consider a Rock Star/Guitar combo OR just a straight Political/Charisma combo. Or do the Political/Charisma/Guitar combo, but make Charisma the SuperMax.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1667 on: January 01, 2011, 02:24:17 PM »
I would not recommend that combo — guitar and charisma simply because you'll be flooded with Charisma ops and have great difficulty SuperMaxing Guitar. You might consider a Rock Star/Guitar combo OR just a straight Political/Charisma combo. Or do the Political/Charisma/Guitar combo, but make Charisma the SuperMax.

Yeah, on second thoughts I switched a few things around to get a Spy and a Rockstar rather than a Composer and a Politician. Thanks for the confirmation though! ^^

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1668 on: January 01, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »
Hi! I was just wondering something. In a dynasty, are immortals allowed to max skills that will be other immortals SuperMax skills, as long as they don't finish the skill journal challenges?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1669 on: January 01, 2011, 02:39:17 PM »
Hi! I was just wondering something. In a dynasty, are immortals allowed to max skills that will be other immortals SuperMax skills, as long as they don't finish the skill journal challenges?

No. A SuperMax skill is obviously a maxed skill as well. That maxed skill must be unique to the immortal. So, if immortal A has Charisma as their SuperMax skill, then Immortal B cannot max Charisma too. They can push Charisma to 9 and it would still be unique for immortal A.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1670 on: January 01, 2011, 02:42:50 PM »
Okay, that's what I thought, but I didn't want to end my dynasty attempt with a mistake like that. Thanks for clarifying. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1671 on: January 01, 2011, 04:18:10 PM »
Another question...

- I'm rather picky about portraits. If I've managed to finish a portrait of an Immortal at Young Adult, but then afterwards finish a second one of her as a young adult, would that be allowed? Or would I have to use the first one?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1672 on: January 01, 2011, 04:34:50 PM »
'nother question...

- I'm rather picky about portraits. If I've managed to finish a portrait of an Immortal at Young Adult, but then afterwards finish a second one of her as a young adult, would that be allowed? Or would I have to use the first one?

Castaras, the rules state
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You can do as many portraits as you want during a given age range, but once the chosen portrait is in the museum, that's it.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1673 on: January 01, 2011, 04:36:07 PM »
Castaras, the rules state
You can do as many portraits as you want during a given age range, but once the chosen portrait is in the museum, that's it.

Right, that's what I needed confirming. Thanks! :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1674 on: January 01, 2011, 04:36:51 PM »
'nother question...

- I'm rather picky about portraits. If I've managed to finish a portrait of an Immortal at Young Adult, but then afterwards finish a second one of her as a young adult, would that be allowed? Or would I have to use the first one?

Placing anything in the museum (portraits, ice sculptures, and photographs) is a one-way street, so if you want to make a choice from several items, make sure to keep them in inventory or just hang them elsewhere until you make your final decision. But, be careful! Don't forget to place those items before an immortal ages up or it will be too late.

 

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