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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1750 on: January 15, 2011, 04:34:06 AM »
I am so happy! Dec has only one more Challenge till Supermaxing Sculpting. He is at level 7 in his Career. Only a day or two till he can get his Properties done with the Money Tree's. All he needs is portraits, 3 Promotions, Five Metal Sculptures, Five Topiaries, Six Best Friends (My Downfall) A Business and to Upgrade his Properties, plus the Portraits. The best thing is he still has Nine days of being a Teenager!  :D
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1751 on: January 15, 2011, 05:34:59 AM »
Have you looked at my Dreamweaver story?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1752 on: January 15, 2011, 08:42:56 AM »
I've definitely been giving some consideration to taking on the Dynasty challenge.  I always become so attached to my Sims that a challenge aimed at surviving them a millennium would certainly suit my interests.  And I could probably use a break from building.  ;D

In my opinion everyone should try their hand at a dynasty/legacy style of playing. It really made me learn alot about about the game and took me out of my comfort zone (solo sim). Though I still get frustrated at all the old people walking around the house doing nothing when I look at how far they have come (especially for my founder) to immortality I feel really happy. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1753 on: January 15, 2011, 09:21:17 AM »
It is an amazing thing to just keep completing goals, the great thing about the Dynasty is it gives each Generation a Challenge and keeps it interesting unlike the Legacy which can go on for a while and get a bit tedious.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1754 on: January 15, 2011, 09:37:59 AM »
It is an amazing thing to just keep completing goals, the great thing about the Dynasty is it gives each Generation a Challenge and keeps it interesting unlike the Legacy which can go on for a while and get a bit tedious.

Agreed! That's why I quit my legacy because I got so bored of it. The Dynasty is way more challenging!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1755 on: January 15, 2011, 09:40:12 AM »
Having completely mislaid my notes for my original dynasty, and various other factors, I've decided to start over with a new dynasty, in Bridgeport this time, with a female founder with purple hair. My current plan is that my founder will aim for the Renaissance Sim LTW and max painting, sculpting and photography, thus getting the recording of the dynasty out of the hands of mortals almost from the very beginning, Then generation two will cover cooking and fishing and generation three will be a gardener, not sure what the remaining five will be yet, am slightly tempted to have generations five through eight all have different instrument skills so they can be a band, but that might get really repetitive.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1756 on: January 15, 2011, 10:46:25 AM »
But unless you can find a camera at the consignment shop, you can't do photography, because you can not travel to other countries to get the camera and leran the skill until generation 2.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1757 on: January 15, 2011, 10:50:09 AM »
But unless you can find a camera at the consignment shop, you can't do photography, because you can not travel to other countries to get the camera and leran the skill until generation 2.

Cameras are very common items at the consignment shop. They're not there every single day, but I'd be shocked if someone could not acquire one after 3 or 4 days of looking.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1758 on: January 15, 2011, 11:20:16 AM »
I've just been wondering, seeing as vampires are not allowed, and simbots must be released into the community right away, what about mummies?  If you get one through the canopic jars, are they to be released into the community too like the simbots, and are you not allowed to turn Sims into mummies due the to the extending of lifespan?   At least, I am pretty certain mummies have an extended lifespan.

Anyway, yes, cameras can be found at the consignment shop pretty easily, though my experience has been that only the lowest quality one has been available.

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« Reply #1759 on: January 15, 2011, 11:28:42 AM »
Well so far cameras are being elusive, but she's still a young adult so I'm not too worried, if the worst comes to the worst I'll have her max out one of the designated 'shared' skills in order to get the LTW, and I've seen the expensive camera show up... just not in this game yet.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1760 on: January 15, 2011, 11:55:18 AM »
I've just been wondering, seeing as vampires are not allowed, and simbots must be released into the community right away, what about mummies?  If you get one through the canopic jars, are they to be released into the community too like the simbots, and are you not allowed to turn Sims into mummies due the to the extending of lifespan?   At least, I am pretty certain mummies have an extended lifespan.

Yeah, mummies would not be allowed since that would fall under the life-extending ban rule.


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1761 on: January 15, 2011, 01:50:55 PM »
*grins*  Well it would be fun to get a bunch of simbots and Mummies over time and release them into the community to see them wandering around town and stuff.  Hmm...though could simbots gotten through the reward count toward an immortals 6 best friends?

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« Reply #1762 on: January 15, 2011, 02:23:09 PM »
Yeah I think they can, that was asked a lot and by me at one point and I think I got th eokay with it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1763 on: January 15, 2011, 02:25:03 PM »
So happy with my new dynasty! And everything is so amazing! Nick just married Holly Alto but she brought only 2000 bucks with her and no car by the way. You see, she's eco-friendly, and ran to my house all the way. Grrr! Anyway, she's pregnant, my guy has only 1 challenge till supermaxing fishing, I have 3 deathfish already, and everyone in the household has cooking skill of high levels and Nick is just adult! This challenge is great! thanks so much
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1764 on: January 15, 2011, 03:20:03 PM »
When I first read this challenge, I was intimidated by all the rules and restrictions. I read a lot of the forum and the rules over and over and wrote down a basic outline for my immortal generations-SuperMax Skill and LTW and am using Pam's spreadsheet. My founder is just an elder; not sure I'll be able to meet all the requirements for making him immortal before his demise, but I've really learned a lot and can always try again! Thanks for all the tips and helpful suggestions in the forum and website!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1765 on: January 15, 2011, 03:24:01 PM »
Good luck, Carla. You can do it!  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1766 on: January 15, 2011, 04:32:41 PM »
Cameras are very common items at the consignment shop. They're not there every single day, but I'd be shocked if someone could not acquire one after 3 or 4 days of looking.

Prepare to be thoroughly shocked, my friend!  The Clan Douglas Dynasty didn't get a camera until Gen 2 was finally old enough to hotfoot it over to Egypt and pick one up.  And James, the founder, visited the Consignment shop every day without fail.  In some of my games, the cameras turn up right away.  But not always.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1767 on: January 15, 2011, 04:44:15 PM »
I was a bit luckier than that, have now got a camera, but it did take longer than five days.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1768 on: January 16, 2011, 12:19:14 PM »
When a best friend dies, do we need to obtain a new one, or we don't, if the feat (6 best friends) is already accomplished?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1769 on: January 16, 2011, 12:36:27 PM »
When a best friend dies, do we need to obtain a new one, or we don't, if the feat (6 best friends) is already accomplished?

Once an immortal has eaten Ambrosia the first time, then the BF requirement is lifted. Let them fade away (if you wish).

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1770 on: January 16, 2011, 12:50:07 PM »
Thanks Metro for the quick response! I'm worried because one of my sim's best friends is Gunther Goth and he is elder already... So if he dies but my sim hasn't eaten ambrosia yet I don't have to replace him? My sim, right now, has 6 best friends.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1771 on: January 16, 2011, 12:59:38 PM »
Thanks Metro for the quick response! I'm worried because one of my sim's best friends is Gunther Goth and he is elder already... So if he dies but my sim hasn't eaten ambrosia yet I don't have to replace him? My sim, right now, has 6 best friends.

If Gunther Goth is one of your Sim's 6 BF and he has not yet eaten Ambrosia and Gunther dies before your Sim does eat Ambrosia, then, yeah — you have a problem that will need a quick fix. But, as long as your Sim has 6 BF at the time he eats Ambrosia, you're good. You could invite Gunther over for an Ambrosia eating party and see him die the minute after your Sim eats the Ambrosia, and you'd still be okay.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1772 on: January 16, 2011, 05:43:57 PM »
Oh my goodness - I will have to read and study this thread a LOT more.  I am really excited to do the Immortal Dynasty Challenge, but I have already made two practice attempts and have failed miserably each time.  I am a player who has really never played without mods, and it is pitifully obvious that I don't have a clue about managing sims' needs or getting them romantically involved on my own.  I've really got my work cut out for me!   :o

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« Reply #1773 on: January 16, 2011, 06:31:15 PM »
Oh my goodness - I will have to read and study this thread a LOT more.  I am really excited to do the Immortal Dynasty Challenge, but I have already made two practice attempts and have failed miserably each time.  I am a player who has really never played without mods, and it is pitifully obvious that I don't have a clue about managing sims' needs or getting them romantically involved on my own.  I've really got my work cut out for me!   :o
Believe me, I know how it feels! Before I started my first Dynasty I always cheated. But it does get easier and I'm sure you will appreciate the challenge once you get into it! Good luck :)
My advice is to write notes and categorize everything! That way you have everything you need on hand. I'm not sure if you saw the link Metro gave us on the first page but Pam combined everything you needed to accomplish before Ambrosia into a nifty excel spreadsheet! (it's at the bottom of the first post)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1774 on: January 16, 2011, 07:27:33 PM »
Thanks, good advice.  Yes, I downloaded Pam's spreadsheet and I have made some notes.  The problem I'm having is I can't even keep my sims' needs met so it's impossible to do any of the rest of the things even when I know what it is I need to do.  Every time she's chatting up a likely male, she needs to go eat or sleep or use the bathroom.  And there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to skill, romance, work, clean, etc.   

The odd part is that it seems that even when my CAS sim's motive bars are all in the green, and she has positive moodlets, her aspiration is still in the red, like so:

The same doesn't seem to be true though of the EA sim that I partnered her with.  I would suspect a bug of some sort, but others obviously manage to do it just fine so it must just be me.