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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1875 on: January 25, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
I've tried the on-site sculpting station with a legacy family I used to have, and it didn't work for me.  I usually convert a vacant residential lot into a graveyard lot to serve as a family cemetery (obviously I didn't do that with my Immortal family, as edit town is off-limits), and my desire was to place ice sculptures of certain sims there as memorials.  The sculpting station wasn't available in the buy menu.  That might have been a graveyard specific situation, though.

I know for a fact that I can place portraits and photographs on these lots, as I've done it.  But as this kills the appreciation value of the objects d'art, I won't bother here.

Edit:  The above post gives me an idea (unrelated to this thread btw).  I wonder if the sculpting station will still be there if I place it on the lot first, then convert it.  It's worth checking out I suppose.
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« Reply #1876 on: January 25, 2011, 10:48:56 PM »
You probably didn't own the property, Hosfac.  If you own it, you can access Build/Buy mode.
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« Reply #1877 on: January 25, 2011, 11:12:38 PM »
You probably didn't own the property, Hosfac.  If you own it, you can access Build/Buy mode.

I could access the build/buy mode.  The sculpting station just wasn't in there when I did (I didn't see it, at least).  It could have possibly had something to do with it being a graveyard, but it was so long ago, i don't really remember.  Also, I believe it was pre-LN, so it could very well have been something that was just broken.

Graveyards are "dirt cheap" when they're just a vacant lot btw.   ::)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1878 on: January 26, 2011, 08:20:09 AM »
Have you tested that idea with the sculpting station, Schipperke?  Would you have to use the Build/Buy function to be able to pick up the sculpture?

Here's a picture of Malrok using the sculpting station and a couple of ice sculptures of the two spouses in the background.  To move the sculptures, you have to go to Map view, then click on "Real Estate" for that lot, then go to Buy or Build on this lot.  I still think it's a neat way to have an off-site museum, but if the items won't appreciate, I guess I won't be putting any of the Immortal items there.



 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1879 on: January 26, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »
Is the first sculpture that is made of a sim the one that counts? or is it the one you chose? I remember the rules said something about it being placed in the museum, but don't remember if it specifically says the first one made or not.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1880 on: January 26, 2011, 03:13:30 PM »
Is the first sculpture that is made of a sim the one that counts? or is it the one you chose? I remember the rules said something about it being placed in the museum, but don't remember if it specifically says the first one made or not.

No, it does not need to be the first one. All museum objects need to be placed by the time of the next age up — so for example, your Young Adult museum objects would need to be placed before the Sim aged up to Adult. And it's obviously your choice as to what goes in the museum. Once it goes in it can't come back out.

My own rule of thumb for museum objects is ice sculptures must be at least Brilliant (Masterpiece sculptures are incredibly rare, but I've had a few) and all portraits need to be a Masterpiece.

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« Reply #1881 on: January 26, 2011, 04:55:48 PM »
I get beyond excited when I get a masterpiece sculpture. Maybe I need to get a life or something  ;D


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1882 on: January 26, 2011, 05:01:49 PM »
I get beyond excited when I get a masterpiece sculpture.

Agreed. I don't know the total count in Recipe Man's sculpting skill journal, but at nearly 50 weeks now it is has to be hundreds of sculptures. And I'd guess he's only cranked out 10 Masterpieces. They're WAAAAY rarer than painting a Masterpiece.

Maybe I need to get a life or something  ;D

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« Reply #1883 on: January 26, 2011, 05:08:12 PM »
Out of all the museum sculptures that Agnes has done so far(just 9) five have been masterpieces. Can I pretty please keep Agnes I promise to feed her and take her for a walk. I will even clean out her cage pretty please,go on you know you want to.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1884 on: January 26, 2011, 05:13:06 PM »
Out of all the museum sculptures that Agnes has done so far(just 9) five have been masterpieces. Can I pretty please keep Agnes I promise to feed her and take her for a walk. I will even clean out her cage pretty please,go on you know you want to.

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5 out of 9!!! Sheesh....with that kind of track record you need to make some money for yourself and put Agnes on an auction block.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1885 on: January 26, 2011, 08:25:59 PM »
I get beyond excited when I get a masterpiece sculpture. Maybe I need to get a life or something  ;D


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Masterpiece?  What's that?  Me, I'm just happy I remembered to get everything done!  I feel very down-market in the presence of all you perfectionists.  As for getting a life, I used to have one of those but I forgot where I put it.  ;D
 
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« Reply #1886 on: January 26, 2011, 08:40:26 PM »
Masterpiece?  What's that?  Me, I'm just happy I remembered to get everything done!  I feel very down-market in the presence of all you perfectionists.  As for getting a life, I used to have one of those but I forgot where I put it.  ;D

Seriously, I don't even know the quality of the pieces that went into my museum.  If it was done and looked good, that's good enough for me!
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« Reply #1887 on: January 26, 2011, 08:44:28 PM »
I have a question. Is fishing a good skill to SuperMax? I had planned for an Athletic SuperMaxed immortal down the line, but I'd like my current generation to learn the Martial Arts skill so that they can break space blocks.

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« Reply #1888 on: January 26, 2011, 09:03:14 PM »
I have a question. Is fishing a good skill to SuperMax? I had planned for an Athletic SuperMaxed immortal down the line, but I'd like my current generation to learn the Martial Arts skill so that they can break space blocks.

I had no trouble SuperMaxing fishing with my Clan Douglas founder.  The only problem I had was that, being a self-employed fisherman, it took a while for him to get his necessary 6 BlackOps.  But he had no trouble fulfilling his LTW (the perfect aquarium one) or reaching the top of his career.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1889 on: January 26, 2011, 09:09:31 PM »
I had no trouble SuperMaxing fishing with my Clan Douglas founder.  The only problem I had was that, being a self-employed fisherman, it took a while for him to get his necessary 6 BlackOps.  But he had no trouble fulfilling his LTW (the perfect aquarium one) or reaching the top of his career.
Okay, thanks. I've maxed it before, but I wasn't sure if there were any tricky skill journal challenges. Is it easy to max the self-employed fishing career?

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« Reply #1890 on: January 26, 2011, 09:30:10 PM »
Okay, thanks. I've maxed it before, but I wasn't sure if there were any tricky skill journal challenges. Is it easy to max the self-employed fishing career?

I didn't have any trouble with it.  If your fisherman is catching deathfish every night and if whoever is doing the selling at the Consignment store has a good reputation, you can make a lot of money fishing.  If memory serves, I think James was pulling in over $30,000 a day from fishing.
 
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« Reply #1891 on: January 26, 2011, 10:07:06 PM »
Does the money count towards their career if somebody else sells the fish?

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« Reply #1892 on: January 26, 2011, 10:14:21 PM »
Does the money count towards their career if somebody else sells the fish?

The game mechanic should be no different than if someone sells a painter's or sculptor's pieces, and I know those count towards the respective careers.

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« Reply #1893 on: January 26, 2011, 10:39:33 PM »
Seriously, I don't even know the quality of the pieces that went into my museum.  If it was done and looked good, that's good enough for me!

This is also my philosophy - as long as it looks good, in it goes.

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« Reply #1894 on: January 26, 2011, 11:43:02 PM »
Hello All!

I've been quietly lurking, without joining, at this forum for quite some time and this dynasty challenge as encouraged me to abandon the quietude of lurkdom.  I'm really interested in doing this challenge - it will be completely different from the way I normally play, and I think I'd really enjoy it.  Before I dive in, however, I have a couple of small questions.  I apologize if these have already been asked and answered - I read through about 50 pages of this post - and didn't see them in there - before I finally gave in.

1 - Can I still join in and do this Dynasty Challenge?  I presume yes, as no dates have ever been posted, but I thought I ought to check anyway.

2 - I understand that immortals aren't allowed to utilize the Mid-Life Crisis LTR, but are non-immortals held to the same restriction?

3 - Can an immortal utilize the Change Lifetime Wish LTR?

I think that is everything - every other question that popped up while reading was answered by further reading or by powering through the Dreamweaver Dynasty in two days (Great, by the by!!).

Thanks so much to anyone who can help!  I really appreciate it!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1895 on: January 27, 2011, 01:53:24 AM »
You can do the Dynasty Challenge whenever you want, it isn't part of the Tournament. There are not really any restrictions for Non-Immortals on what they can and can't do, what ever they do won't affect any Immortals. I think you can as it won't really affect your Immortals, I hope you can as I have done it Twice.  :P

I am not sure about the Change Life Time Wish but if we can then I wonder if it would count as a Unique LTHR?
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« Reply #1896 on: January 27, 2011, 01:58:58 AM »
You can do the Dynasty Challenge whenever you want, it isn't part of the Tournament. There are not really any restrictions for Non-Immortals on what they can and can't do, what ever they do won't affect any Immortals. I think you can as it won't really affect your Immortals, I hope you can as I have done it Twice.  :P


Thank you so much for the prompt answer!  I already have everything mapped out - sat down and did it tonight as I have a snow day (or "snow night," as the case may be - currently working the graveyard shift).


I am not sure about the Change Life Time Wish but if we can then I wonder if it would count as a Unique LTHR?

I was wondering the same thing. ;)  But, as it turns out I don't think it will be critical or anything.

I can't wait to get started!

Again, thank you very much for your prompt answer.  It was very helpful.

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« Reply #1897 on: January 27, 2011, 02:04:36 AM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1898 on: January 27, 2011, 07:13:29 AM »
Welcome to the forum! :)


2 - I understand that immortals aren't allowed to utilize the Mid-Life Crisis LTR, but are non-immortals held to the same restriction?

Non-immortals essentially have no restrictions, as long as you don't cheat and follow the main global rules.

3 - Can an immortal utilize the Change Lifetime Wish LTR?

Yes, and it can be a unique LTR.

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« Reply #1899 on: January 27, 2011, 09:06:02 AM »
Welcome to the forum! :)

Non-immortals essentially have no restrictions, as long as you don't cheat and follow the main global rules.

Yes, and it can be a unique LTR.

Thank you for the welcome!

Awesome - making my life so much totally easier!  Well, my sims' lives, at any rate.

Thank you for responding so quickly and for your assistance.

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