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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #200 on: August 27, 2010, 01:25:11 PM »
Does the spouse and heir count towards the best friends goal, as long as it only counts for one immortal?

Yes, that's fine.

What if I make two generations of immortals join the Law Enforcement branch but they each take different paths like super spy and DNA profiler?

Super Spy and DNA Profiler would still be 2 different careers, so you'd be fine with that.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #201 on: August 27, 2010, 02:41:19 PM »
I'm going to try a little of everything including different types of lifetime wishes and careers to make my game more interesting (except professions...I don't think I could survive a household with a Ghost Catcher, Fireman, Stylist, Architect and Investigator all under one roof  :o )

(Haven't chosen which generation is what yet)

    Maxed Skills:          Career:                               Lifetime Wish:

1. Cooking                   Culinary                               Learn Every Recipe
    Painting                                            
    Sculpting                                            
    Photography
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic                                                                                      
2. Guitar                      Symphonic Music                 Become Hit Composer
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
3. Inventing                  Military                              Max Handiness and Logic
    Charisma                            
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
4. Martial Arts               Professional Sports              Max Athletics and Logic
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
5. Writing                     Journalism                          Become News Reporter
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
6. Nectar Making            Teacher                            See Ghost of Rich Dead Spouse
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
7. Gardening                 Self-Employed                     Perfect Garden
    Charisma                            
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
8. Fishing                     Self-Employed                     Perfect Aquarium
    Charisma                          
    Athletics
    Handiness
    Logic    
    



I decided that they should all finish that athletic challenge to extend their lives and stay fit, they all need logic to teach the children and their skills to spouses, handiness because it's handy :) and finally charisma because it helps with the best friends requirement to eat Ambrosia. I gave my founder all the museum scoring skills to just get them out of the way for the duration of the generations without needing spouses to learn it over and over again (inspired by Metro  :D ).
    
    
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #202 on: August 27, 2010, 03:19:24 PM »
I was thinking about the Opportunities requirement of the Challenge while out walking the dogs just now, and it occurred to me that I need to write down every single Opportunity any of my Immortals takes on.  Probably others had already realized this, but I am discovering as I go along how important good record-keeping is going to be, and it is not one of my strengths.  Unfortunately I can't use the spreadsheet Pam designed, so I am making up my own note-keeping system as I go.  I also realized that, although I have been worried about my fisher-founder not getting opportunities, it's probably best if the early Immortals don't do a lot of opportunities beyond the required six.  There is such a lot to keep track of! 
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #203 on: August 27, 2010, 03:20:37 PM »
I'm still confused about this one thing. Sorry, Metro.

Here's my example: Everyone's got an assigned SuperMax skill. Among the remaining 7 skills is painting. The immortals already have their unique SuperMax skills in place, obviously. Is it okay if one or more immortals max painting plus do all the challenges?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #204 on: August 27, 2010, 03:34:30 PM »
I was thinking about the Opportunities requirement of the Challenge while out walking the dogs just now, and it occurred to me that I need to write down every single Opportunity any of my Immortals takes on.  Probably others had already realized this, but I am discovering as I go along how important good record-keeping is going to be, and it is not one of my strengths.  Unfortunately I can't use the spreadsheet Pam designed, so I am making up my own note-keeping system as I go.  I also realized that, although I have been worried about my fisher-founder not getting opportunities, it's probably best if the early Immortals don't do a lot of opportunities beyond the required six.  There is such a lot to keep track of!  

Sims that aren't self-employed should be getting career opportunities that aren't gotten by other sims.  Those could be most of the six.  If a skill is being supermaxed and you save the skill opportunities for the person supermaxing the skill, that could be the remainder.  Self-employed might be trickier if you don't get enough based on the one skill alone.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #205 on: August 27, 2010, 03:46:55 PM »
I'm still confused about this one thing. Sorry, Metro.

Here's my example: Everyone's got an assigned SuperMax skill. Among the remaining 7 skills is painting. The immortals already have their unique SuperMax skills in place, obviously. Is it okay if one or more immortals max painting plus do all the challenges?

Yes, since you don't have any of your 8 immortals targeting painting as their SuperMax skill, then you're free to have painting maxed w/ completed challenges by multiple immortals.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #206 on: August 27, 2010, 03:48:55 PM »
Sims that aren't self-employed should be getting career opportunities that aren't gotten by other sims.  Those could be most of the six.  If a skill is being supermaxed and you save the skill opportunities for the person supermaxing the skill, that could be the remainder.  Self-employed might be trickier if you don't get enough based on the one skill alone.

Exactly.  My fisherman kept getting opportunities to bring in frogs, which is not very useful when we can't travel.  After that one came up 3 times in a row and no sign of any other opportunities, I started letting him take on charisma & handiness opportunities.  Handiness is no problem, as it isn't going to be a SuperMax skill.  Whoever does charisma as their SuperMax - if someone does, that's some distance in the future - will just have to avoid those two opportunities.  But I plan to have my founder and probably all the Immortals stop doing opportunities after they've got their 6 to make sure there are lots left for the next generations.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #207 on: August 27, 2010, 04:06:27 PM »
I think that starting in Twinbrook might be a good approach, since it has two junkyards for salvaging, which can yield big money early on.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #208 on: August 27, 2010, 04:27:38 PM »
Is my set-up ok? Are there any rules I've broken with skills and stuff?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #209 on: August 27, 2010, 04:48:22 PM »
I have a question about the opportunities. Can new generation immortals do opportunities that past immortals have done and just not count them as the 6 to get to the Ambrosia?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #210 on: August 27, 2010, 05:08:28 PM »
Is my set-up ok? Are there any rules I've broken with skills and stuff?

Nope. All of your italicized SuperMax skills are different + you don't have any SuperMaxed skills that are also maxed skills of other immortals. So, you're good.

I have a question about the opportunities. Can new generation immortals do opportunities that past immortals have done and just not count them as the 6 to get to the Ambrosia?

Yes.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #211 on: August 27, 2010, 05:19:38 PM »
The rules say "•7. Complete 6 Opportunities no other immortal has completed. These can be Career, Skill, or Special Opportunities."  If another immortal does those opportunities, wouldn't that invalidate the earlier immortal's achievement?  Their opportunities would no longer be unique to them.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #212 on: August 27, 2010, 05:25:48 PM »
I think this would be to much to add on top of a Legacy so I will wait and plan... *Evil Laugh*
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #213 on: August 27, 2010, 06:02:17 PM »
I think this would be to much to add on top of a Legacy so I will wait and plan... *Evil Laugh*


Yeah, you'll be able to learn from all the mistakes made by the rest of us!  (speaking for myself, I expect to make lots)
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #214 on: August 27, 2010, 06:14:03 PM »
The rules say "•7. Complete 6 Opportunities no other immortal has completed. These can be Career, Skill, or Special Opportunities."  If another immortal does those opportunities, wouldn't that invalidate the earlier immortal's achievement?  Their opportunities would no longer be unique to them.

Well, true. All immortals have to have completed 6 unique opportunities. That's why record keeping like you mentioned earlier is soooo important.

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« Reply #215 on: August 27, 2010, 06:16:32 PM »
Well, true. All immortals have to have completed 6 unique opportunities. That's why record keeping like you mentioned earlier is soooo important.

So when you told Momofmany that it was ok for later immortals to do those opportunities (posts 218 and 219), were you right?  I'm confused.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #216 on: August 27, 2010, 06:22:31 PM »
So when you told Momofmany that it was ok for later immortals to do those opportunities (posts 218 and 219), were you right?  I'm confused.

I was right, but let me explain. Later immortals can do past completed opportunities only if the repeated opportunities were not any of the 6 unique ones. It's kind of the same logic as "can an immortal max a skill that's been previously maxed?" Yes, but not if the maxed skill was claimed as a SuperMax skill.

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« Reply #217 on: August 27, 2010, 06:46:37 PM »
I was right, but let me explain. Later immortals can do past completed opportunities only if the repeated opportunities were not any of the 6 unique ones. It's kind of the same logic as "can an immortal max a skill that's been previously maxed?" Yes, but not if the maxed skill was claimed as a SuperMax skill.

Ah, ok, now I understand.  Thank you for clarifying.  The 6 opportunities used to qualify for Immortal status cannot be repeated.  It might help if there was a term for them - we have SuperMax skills, what term can we use for those 6 opportunities?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #218 on: August 27, 2010, 06:48:48 PM »
Ah, ok, now I understand.  Thank you for clarifying.  The 6 opportunities used to qualify for Immortal status cannot be repeated.  It might help if there was a term for them - we have SuperMax skills, what term can we use for those 6 opportunities?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #219 on: August 27, 2010, 06:54:43 PM »
This question is very premature in that it pertains to the end of the Challenge, and I am VERY far from being there (and in no hurry either).  But I was wondering, at the end how do you determine the value of your museum/gallery?  Is there any way other than by looking at each photo, portrait and sculpture?  After 8 generations and 6 life stages, there is going to be a lot of stuff down in the basement.  Just wondering.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #220 on: August 27, 2010, 06:57:45 PM »
This question is very premature in that it pertains to the end of the Challenge, and I am VERY far from being there (and in no hurry either).  But I was wondering, at the end how do you determine the value of your museum/gallery?  Is there any way other than by looking at each photo, portrait and sculpture?  After 8 generations and 6 life stages, there is going to be a lot of stuff down in the basement.  Just wondering.

There will be a ton of items for sure. The only way is to go into Buy mode and put the hand tool on every single item as if you were going to sell. Kind of a pain, I know, but thankfully, it's a one-time affair.

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« Reply #221 on: August 27, 2010, 07:09:03 PM »
There will be a ton of items for sure. The only way is to go into Buy mode and put the hand tool on every single item as if you were going to sell. Kind of a pain, I know, but thankfully, it's a one-time affair.

I think that is going to be the hardest part of the whole Challenge.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #222 on: August 27, 2010, 07:28:56 PM »
Well, it will certainly be time-consuming, but can you imagine the value of some objects after accruing for so long? Those 2 Masterpieces I took a screenshot of today. Wow. What are those going to be worth after 7 more generations? So, time-consuming, yes, but exciting nonetheless and a nice way to bring closure to a huge amount of work for all of us.

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« Reply #223 on: August 27, 2010, 07:40:29 PM »
Do ice sculptures retain their value once melted? Looking for a loophole here.
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« Reply #224 on: August 27, 2010, 07:43:12 PM »
Do ice sculptures retain their value once melted? Looking for a loophole here.

No.  Which is why we have to complete the Ice sculpture skill challenge (not sure of the exact name) before we even think about storing them.
 
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