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« Reply #225 on: August 27, 2010, 07:43:53 PM »
Right. I was reaching, just in case.
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« Reply #226 on: August 27, 2010, 07:49:08 PM »
This thread is getting very long, 23 pages and growing.  Anyone looking at starting a Dynasty at this point probably isn't going to want to read the whole thing.  I wonder if it might be a good idea to have two threads - one for the rules and questions/clarifications directly related to the rules, and another thread for tips, ideas and so forth?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #227 on: August 27, 2010, 08:06:58 PM »
This thread is getting very long, 23 pages and growing.  Anyone looking at starting a Dynasty at this point probably isn't going to want to read the whole thing.  I wonder if it might be a good idea to have two threads - one for the rules and questions/clarifications directly related to the rules, and another thread for tips, ideas and so forth?

I don't see the need for two threads at this time. This is the official rules/clarifications thread and like or not, players will need to go through everything if they want to be fully informed. The tips, strategy, etc kinds of posts are scattered throughout all sections of the forum now. There's Dynasty posts everywhere.

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« Reply #228 on: August 27, 2010, 08:38:28 PM »
I really want to do this challenge, but I'm going back to school in about a week, and I know I'm going to have a lot of work, and probably not as much time to play Sims. I was just wondering if there was ever going to be end date, or could I wait a long time before starting?

It's completely open ended.  You can start whenever you feel like it and take as long as you want to finish it.

Silly question about the spreadsheet. If we only need to chart the immortals then why do we have 8 generation pages wouldn't it be easier to have all immortal's info on the same page or am I just confused? By the way I love the spreadsheet Pam but curious what it could be opened in as I am a Window's user but don't have Excel or any of those. Is there anything I might be able to open it in or another way I could use it?

I made each generation a separate page so that we can list all of the best friends, the 6 opportunities, etc. for each immortal.  For me, it will keep me better organized if I have everything for one immortal contained on one sheet.  Also, sometimes Windows comes with a trial version of Excel.  Did you try downloading it to Excel or OpenOffice anyway?  If those don't work, you can use the spreadsheet as a guideline to create something for yourself.  Or you can just create something that works better for you.  :)
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« Reply #229 on: August 27, 2010, 08:41:28 PM »
Eugh don't remind me about that thing starting next week!  :-\ (By that I mean School not my Birthday!  ;)) I hope I can finish my legacy in time to fit in a trial run of the Dynasty challenge before starting a new legacy!
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« Reply #230 on: August 27, 2010, 08:53:42 PM »
I made a couple of changes to the online spreadsheet to use the term SuperMax and to add another column for other maxed skills.
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« Reply #231 on: August 27, 2010, 08:56:49 PM »
Thanks for the Guide changes, Pam. So, have you given any thoughts as to how you were going to approach your own effort? Enquiring minds need to know.

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« Reply #232 on: August 27, 2010, 09:22:17 PM »
I thought I had this thing finally figured out but when I see the examples, I see that I don't have a clue.  I had restarted the dynasty since the first one was so messed up.  Now I realize I didn't keep track of my opportunities although this time everything was much better.  I got her (Chianti - she is a wine family) married off the first day which has made all the difference.  So now I am not sure what to do.  I am not even sure what opportunities you are talking about.  Most of the things that I have come up deal with travel anyway so there hasn't been many.  This is a very complicated challenge and it would be complicated even if I understood it.  LOL  There is so much to remember and know but indeed it is a challenge that is for sure.  I really am enjoying doing it even though I keep doing it wrong.  I thought if someone maxed out a skill then if was off limits to all other immortals.  I see in the example that Charisma is in several generations as a maxed skill.  So is it that you can repeat maxed skills as long as one is kept unique to each generation?

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« Reply #233 on: August 27, 2010, 09:38:56 PM »
Thanks for the Guide changes, Pam. So, have you given any thoughts as to how you were going to approach your own effort? Enquiring minds need to know.

You're welcome.  My biggest hurdle at the moment is thinking of a proper name for my Dynasty.  I'm going to play in Twinbrook just because I don't know it as well as Sunset Valley and I want it to feel "new" again.  I like the idea of using the opportunities related to the unique skills and careers.  That will help keep them organized and prevent overlap.  As for skills and LTWs, I'm mostly going to play it by ear.  I don't think I'll have it all mapped out to the 8th generation.  If I can get the first two generations mapped and have a good sense of which skills and careers to avoid, I think I'll be ok.  :)
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« Reply #234 on: August 27, 2010, 09:46:14 PM »
I thought I had this thing finally figured out but when I see the examples, I see that I don't have a clue.  I had restarted the dynasty since the first one was so messed up.  Now I realize I didn't keep track of my opportunities although this time everything was much better.  I got her (Chianti - she is a wine family) married off the first day which has made all the difference.  So now I am not sure what to do.  I am not even sure what opportunities you are talking about.

Opportunities are the various things that come up every once in a while like fixing a stereo for someone, raising a relationship for a particular Sim, teaching a class somewhere. There's a million of them, but they always come by phone call. So, if your phone rings and then you get the popup on the left side of the screen, that's an opportunity. And there's three kinds — skill, career, and special. All 3 types qualify for the 6 BlackOps opportunities needed to eat Ambrosia. (I'm waiting for someone to ask what BlackOps is). Quick answer = the opportunities equivilent of the SuperMax skill.

  Most of the things that I have come up deal with travel anyway so there hasn't been many.  This is a very complicated challenge and it would be complicated even if I understood it.

No argument here. That's entirely why I'm taking my own attempt so slow and not worrying about heirs for quite some time.

So is it that you can repeat maxed skills as long as one is kept unique to each generation?

Right. Go back a page or two and look at what PieLord has laid out. You'll see that all SuperMax skills in italics are different from each other. You'll also note that none of the maxed skills underneath the SuperMax ones are some other immortal's SuperMax skill. But, some of the maxed skills cross over and that's totally cool.

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« Reply #235 on: August 27, 2010, 10:07:00 PM »
Right. Go back a page or two and look at what PieLord has laid out. You'll see that all SuperMax skills in italics are different from each other. You'll also note that none of the maxed skills underneath the SuperMax ones are some other immortal's SuperMax skill. But, some of the maxed skills cross over and that's totally cool.

Top of page 22 for that :) .

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« Reply #236 on: August 27, 2010, 10:14:07 PM »
I had this one skill opportunity to make stir fry which I have never gotten the recipe to although she got her LTW of learning every recipe.  Go figure!  Anyway, I let that one sit so long that she never had a chance for others to come up.  I know she took 2 plates of cookies to the school prior to that.  I think that is all she had so far.  I have never made ambrosia (when you turn off aging it isn't a huge factor) and the recipe is so expensive.  This is not an easy challenge.  I do think I am slowly getting it though.  I appreciate your patience in explaining the same thing over and over.  I wish I knew why this was so hard to understand.  I am not even thinking about what Blackops is yet.  LOL

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« Reply #237 on: August 27, 2010, 10:15:13 PM »
Pam is there anyway to print out the spreadsheet that you made?  I see that there is going to be a lot of record keeping. 

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« Reply #238 on: August 27, 2010, 10:24:22 PM »
Pam is there anyway to print out the spreadsheet that you made?  I see that there is going to be a lot of record keeping. 

There should be a print button in the upper left corner.  I don't know how well it will print, though.  It's quite wide.

I have never made ambrosia (when you turn off aging it isn't a huge factor) and the recipe is so expensive.

If you get to know a chef/cook in town, you can get free recipes by Trading Kitchen Secrets under the Friendly interactions.  You can only do this once a day.  It's also a good way to get the foreign recipes.  It will take longer to get a free Ambrosia recipe because they come in order of cooking skill, but it's still handy.  You can also get recipes by watching Cooking Cable on TV. 

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Molly French
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One of the Frio brothers (I don't remember which one)

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Mary Baker
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« Reply #239 on: August 27, 2010, 10:33:50 PM »
Hey thanks Pam.  She doesn't seem to get any more recipes from watching tv but we keep trying.  She doesn't really like to watch tv much.  I had totally forgotten about learning recipes from others.  Thanks for the reminder.  She got her LTW for recipe collector or whatever it is and is maxed on the cooking but she hasn't gotten to the top of the culinary career yet.  I need to get that fish yet too.  So much to do, so little time.  I had to quick let her have a baby before her hubby died since he aged up on me and he is doing the painting.  Can you say stress!  Everytime Metro says he is taking it slow and easy I wonder if we are in the same challenge.  This is a stressful challenge to me.  I thought she couldn't max out any other skill so I have been fighting to keep her out of the garden.  She kept sneaking off to garden every minute I wasn't watching.  LOL 

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« Reply #240 on: August 27, 2010, 11:34:59 PM »
Everytime Metro says he is taking it slow and easy I wonder if we are in the same challenge.  This is a stressful challenge to me. 

There's a mountain of work to be done I'll give you that! Wow. I can't believe what Recipe Man still needs to get done before eating his first Ambrosia. But, one thing I just did fulfill is the Property and Building ownership. I just went with the cheapest two — Hogan's Deep Fried Diner and Stoney Falls. The Diner was simple enough and was done with one click. But, that property — holy cow! I must have gone through 50k to push that all the way to fully upgraded. I just kept dumping sculptures on the lot, so it looks completely ridiculous, but it got the job done.

I'm pretty familiar with the kinds of returns the buildings bring in with full ownership, so I'm curious as to the property investments.

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« Reply #241 on: August 27, 2010, 11:40:11 PM »
There's a mountain of work to be done I'll give you that! Wow. I can't believe what Recipe Man still needs to get done before eating his first Ambrosia. But, one thing I just did fulfill is the Property and Building ownership. I just went with the cheapest two — Hogan's Deep Fried Diner and Stoney Falls. The Diner was simple enough and was done with one click. But, that property — holy cow! I must have gone through 50k to push that all the way to fully upgraded. I just kept dumping sculptures on the lot, so it looks completely ridiculous, but it got the job done.

I'm pretty familiar with the kinds of returns the buildings bring in with full ownership, so I'm curious as to the property investments.

Great minds are thinking alike.  Those are the same two I bought.  And I agree, that junk completely spoils the natural look of the Falls.   Completely upgraded, it is paying somewhere between 3500 and 4000 for my sims - can't remember the exact figure.
 
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« Reply #242 on: August 27, 2010, 11:42:43 PM »
Oh, wow. Not too shabby at all. That will pay for itself in no time. Sweet.

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EDIT: Before I run off to watch the finale of Pillars of the Earth on Showtime I almost forgot — guess what happened to be at the consignment store for Recipe? The Hikon Gladiator camera. Oh, that was awesome to find. Nearly 4 weeks of daily checking and it finally popped up. I'm currently having Agnes finish up the Master Sculptor Challenge so hopefully Recipe's Adult ice sculpture will be worth a little more. But, after she finishes that I'll get her right on top of learning photography. This really is a mad dash! I can't even fathom what some Dynasty players are going through with juggling heirs' needs too. Agnes presents a unique dilemma though with her shorter lifespan.

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« Reply #243 on: August 27, 2010, 11:58:30 PM »
Yeah I've just got the properties out of the way. I went for the Hogan's too because it was cheap, but then I picked Summer Hill Springs (the park across the road) I figured that part of the upgrade could include fencing off an area for a private cemetery.

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« Reply #244 on: August 28, 2010, 12:08:56 AM »
I'm on attempt 2 and my wife just got to level 7 on painting the day of my founders birthday and as she's painting his portrait I realize that the heir is a child and never had a toddler portrait! So on to attempt #3!!!

And I think it was momofmany who asked about downloading the spreadsheet without excel. I know Pam mentioned openoffice, that's what I have on my laptop. It's free and there is a spreadsheet program. Just google openoffice. I found the spreadsheet really helpful Pam! I'll download the new one after I get the kids to bed :)

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« Reply #245 on: August 28, 2010, 12:58:47 AM »
If a child gets an opportunity at school, can that be counted as one of the six BlackOps?
 
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« Reply #246 on: August 28, 2010, 01:47:56 AM »
I enjoy reading your strategies too, Pam. Lots of good tips here.
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« Reply #247 on: August 28, 2010, 07:22:33 AM »
Its so interresting to see how you all are doing.
Im slowly planning a strategy just waiting on me finishing a couple of other stories and maybe late night before i start this myself.
But i have a question - is it okay to place a lot with ambitious besides you homelot and buy it via the computer and place the museum on that??

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« Reply #248 on: August 28, 2010, 08:20:51 AM »
Metro-

In number 4 of the rules it says that "each generation needs to use a computer to purchase one building and one property (2 separate ownerships).  The property purchased by one generation must be fully upgraded before ambrosia can be eaten."

I'm taking this to mean that you only have to fully upgrade a property once in the whole challenge.  Please let me know if I'm correct in this thinking.

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« Reply #249 on: August 28, 2010, 08:40:10 AM »
is it okay to place a lot with ambitious besides you homelot and buy it via the computer and place the museum on that??

That would require use of the Edit Town screen, Lena, and that is off limits.

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In number 4 of the rules it says that "each generation needs to use a computer to purchase one building and one property (2 separate ownerships).  The property purchased by one generation must be fully upgraded before ambrosia can be eaten."

I'm taking this to mean that you only have to fully upgrade a property once in the whole challenge.  Please let me know if I'm correct in this thinking.

No, it's EACH generation. Each generation needs to fully upgrade their purchased property before they can eat Ambrosia. I'll edit that because I can see how you interpreted it that way. Thanks for pointing it out.