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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #250 on: August 28, 2010, 08:52:38 AM »
Ok.  Ouch, now I'm REALLY starting to think that White Chocolate might not be successful.  We might have to pass the reigns off to someone else!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #251 on: August 28, 2010, 09:03:35 AM »
Why simfulicious, it should get easier each generation as money becomes more available. Each property from previous generations will be adding funds to the family, so the two purchases for each immortal shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #252 on: August 28, 2010, 09:19:18 AM »
Oh, I'm not worried about the future generations, just the first one.  I'm going to keep going, but I'm thinking of starting another one in a different hood.

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« Reply #253 on: August 28, 2010, 09:21:02 AM »
Oh, I'm not worried about the future generations, just the first one.  I'm going to keep going, but I'm thinking of starting another one in a different hood.

That sounds kind of fun — have two different Dynasties going on at the same time in different neighborhoods.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #254 on: August 28, 2010, 09:23:18 AM »
Oh, I'm not worried about the future generations, just the first one.  I'm going to keep going, but I'm thinking of starting another one in a different hood.

Oh, I read it as you were just going to quit.

@Metro - 2 dynasties going at once... not for this little black duck!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #255 on: August 28, 2010, 09:27:28 AM »
@Metro - 2 dynasties going at once... not for this little black duck!

Ha ha. It would be too much work for me as well, Norma.

I know several of you Dynasty players have brought in the 2nd generation. I'm curious now who is the farthest along. I know that no one has brought in gen 3 yet.

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« Reply #256 on: August 28, 2010, 09:39:16 AM »
I'm curious now who is the farthest along.

Not me, I haven't got to the second generation yet. Maybe tomorrow, or even tonight, if the kid gets off the good computer lol.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #257 on: August 28, 2010, 09:47:44 AM »
Cherry Garcia is a couple days away from becoming a teenager.  I don't want to tell too much more, because I haven't written about it yet (still need more pics).

Another question:  If I decide to start another dynasty, and choose Twinbrook, can I use FamilyFunds to bring my starting cash down to where it's supposed to be?  I don't like the idea of having stuff in family inventory that I can't touch, especially since I'm thinking of having a klepto, and I might accidentally sell something I'm not supposed to.


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« Reply #258 on: August 28, 2010, 11:29:12 AM »
If a child gets an opportunity at school, can that be counted as one of the six BlackOps?

This question from yesterday evening seems to have gotten missed.  I'm ready to start playing again and am going to assume childhood opportunities count unless I hear otherwise.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #259 on: August 28, 2010, 12:03:17 PM »
This question from yesterday evening seems to have gotten missed.  I'm ready to start playing again and am going to assume childhood opportunities count unless I hear otherwise.

Sorry about that. I did miss it. I'm assuming that those school ones are under the umbrella of career opportunities? As long as they fall into one of the three opportunity categories, then there's no reason not to count them as part of your BlackOps opportunities. Let me know if childhood opportunities are in some special category. 

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« Reply #260 on: August 28, 2010, 12:17:51 PM »
Well, they aren't skill opportunities, career opportunities or community opportunities.  They are school opportunities.  You know - do X to increase your school performance.  Similar to career opportunities, but not.  That's why I thought I should ask.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #261 on: August 28, 2010, 12:33:29 PM »
I have one question about the skill requirement. If my Founder maxes Athletic for example, does that mean that my other Immortals can't max Athletic, period? Or can they max it, but it can't count as their SuperMax skill?

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« Reply #262 on: August 28, 2010, 12:49:55 PM »
I have one question about the skill requirement. If my Founder maxes Athletic for example, does that mean that my other Immortals can't max Athletic, period? Or can they max it, but it can't count as their SuperMax skill?

Right. If your Founder maxes Athletic, then other immortals can also max Athletic, but not count it as their SuperMax skill.

Well, they aren't skill opportunities, career opportunities or community opportunities.  They are school opportunities.  You know - do X to increase your school performance.  Similar to career opportunities, but not.  That's why I thought I should ask.

I'm glad you did because in that case, I'm saying no to the childhood stuff. BlackOps have to come from one of the 3 main opportunity categories. Not that this challenge needs any more difficulty, but that way things do keep a little more tense in the later part of a Sim's life to get everything done.

EDIT: I just added BlackOps to the rule set so players reading it for the first time have some clue as to what that means.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #263 on: August 28, 2010, 12:53:10 PM »
If you have other immortals max it though, then it can't be your founder's supermax skill either, because it won't be unique.

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« Reply #264 on: August 28, 2010, 12:57:03 PM »
School oppurtunities appear in the career oppurtunities slot, so why aren't they counted as career oppurtunities?

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« Reply #265 on: August 28, 2010, 12:59:30 PM »
Curly's right, they do.  If your child has an opportunity, it shows in one of the three opportunity slots.  I would think they would be allowed.  Doesn't matter too much though, because once one immortal does them, you can't use it again.  There aren't that many unique school opportunities.

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« Reply #266 on: August 28, 2010, 12:59:46 PM »
School oppurtunities appear in the career oppurtunities slot, so why aren't they counted as career oppurtunities?

This is precisely what I needed to know, Schipperke. I have not played a child in a while, so I was not sure. So, if this is the case, then most definitely, you CAN count school opportunities because they're categorized as career.

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« Reply #267 on: August 28, 2010, 01:02:11 PM »
I have a question about the Best Friends requirement.  I believe this was asked before, but I can't find it and don't want to reread the whole thread.  The question relates to who can be counted as Best Friends - specifically, can you count family members.  In James's charisma journal he is listed as having 4 Best Friends.  This does not include his wife and daughter, who are both in the Best Friend relationship range if you know what I am trying to say.  But I thought the response to the earlier post was that, unlike in the skill journal, family members could be counted for the Challenge requirement.    Does he need to go make two more Best Friends or can he count his wife and daughter as two Best Friends?  Please clarify.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #268 on: August 28, 2010, 01:12:24 PM »
But I thought the response to the earlier post was that, unlike in the skill journal, family members could be counted for the Challenge requirement.    Does he need to go make two more Best Friends or can he count his wife and daughter as two Best Friends?  Please clarify.

Yes, as long as family members are listed in the Best Friend range in your relationships tab and as long as you're not doubling up family members across multiple immortals, then you're fine. For example, your Founder is Best Friends with his daughter (a future immortal I'm assuming). When it comes time for the daughter to eat Ambrosia for the first time, she cannot claim the Founder as a Best Friend for her own requirement.

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« Reply #269 on: August 28, 2010, 01:23:37 PM »
Yes, as long as family members are listed in the Best Friend range in your relationships tab and as long as you're not doubling up family members across multiple immortals, then you're fine. For example, your Founder is Best Friends with his daughter (a future immortal I'm assuming). When it comes time for the daughter to eat Ambrosia for the first time, she cannot claim the Founder as a Best Friend for her own requirement.

That's great.  I am trying to keep his Charisma skill down, but it keeps rising.  I may have to give up on my plan to have Charisma as a SuperMax skill for a later generation.  With about a week and a half to go before aging up, James has completed all requirements for Ambrosia. 
 
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« Reply #270 on: August 28, 2010, 02:16:01 PM »
With about a week and a half to go before aging up, James has completed all requirements for Ambrosia. 

I'm really impressed. I have a pretty definite feeling that Recipe man is going to be cutting it much closer than that.

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« Reply #271 on: August 28, 2010, 02:20:32 PM »
Right. If your Founder maxes Athletic, then other immortals can also max Athletic, but not count it as their SuperMax skill.


Ok, I thought I was getting it, but now this confused me again.  Sorry about that!  So other immortals CAN max out the same skill, as long as NONE of them use it at their SuperMax skill, right?  So what if you have several sims who have maxed out the same skill, but no one has picked it as a SuperMax, does that mean that later heirs CAN use that skill as their SuperMax skill?  Or does it make that particular skill off limits because previous immortals have maxed it (although not SuperMax).

I know it's nit picky, but I guess this is the part of the challenge my brain keeps having trouble with.  ;D

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« Reply #272 on: August 28, 2010, 02:32:30 PM »
Ok, I thought I was getting it, but now this confused me again.  Sorry about that!  So other immortals CAN max out the same skill, as long as NONE of them use it at their SuperMax skill, right?  So what if you have several sims who have maxed out the same skill, but no one has picked it as a SuperMax, does that mean that later heirs CAN use that skill as their SuperMax skill?  Or does it make that particular skill off limits because previous immortals have maxed it (although not SuperMax).

I know it's nit picky, but I guess this is the part of the challenge my brain keeps having trouble with.  ;D

It is a little confusing, so here we go again (with a smile, of course ;)). Okay, first let's forget about the SuperMax skill required for eating Ambrosia. Just get that out of your mind for a minute. Let's just look at maxing skills — any skills. All immortals can max any skill even if other immortals have maxed the same skill. But, now we need to bring the SuperMax restriction in. If an immortal has chosen skill Z as his SuperMax skill, then skill Z must never be maxed by another immortal. Others can push it to level 9, but they can't max it.

I'm going to grab a bite to eat and then lay out exactly what I will do with my own Dynasty and explain everything.

EDIT: Okay, here we go. Here's my plan for the Man Dynasty:

Founder: Maxed skills/Career—gardening; cooking; fishing; sculpting; painting, and photography/Gardener. SuperMax skill = probably gardening assuming I can finish the Omni plant op in time. Otherwise I may have to scramble and do the challenges of one of the other maxed skills.

Gen 2: guitar/Rock Star

Gen 3: logic/Medical

Gen 4: Nectar-making/business

Gen 5: Athletic/Pro Sports

Gen 6: Martial Arts/Martial Arts Master

Gen 7: Writing/Professional Author

Gen 8: Charisma/Leader of the Free World

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So, the way I'm setting my own Dynasty up is a huge amount of work in the beginning that will make everything easier later on. Gen 2 and on really don't have much of a choice but to be one-trick ponies because of all the skills the Founder is going to max.

So, now that I've laid out my plans, here are some pop quiz questions for everyone. Now, I don't necessarily want everyone to post answers to these. But, if you can answer these questions, you clearly have a good grasp of the rules. If you're confused, speak up and I'll give you the correct answer and why.

1) Can the Founder max guitar?

2) Can Gen 8 max handiness?

3) What would happen if Gen 6 accidentally maxes Athletic while pursuing Martial Arts?

4) Which generation could not max inventing?

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« Reply #273 on: August 28, 2010, 03:21:02 PM »
1) Can the Founder max guitar?

2) Can Gen 8 max handiness?

3) What would happen if Gen 6 accidentally maxes Athletic while pursuing Martial Arts?

4) Which generation could not max inventing?


I know you don't want everyone to post answers, but I've always loved quizzes and can't resist.  So here are my answers:

1.  The founder can't max guitar because then Gen 2 wouldn't be able to do their SuperMax skill.

2.  Gen 8 can max handiness.  Actually, any and all Gens could max handiness as no-one has claimed it as a SuperMax skill.

3.  If Gen 6 accidentally mastered Athletics while working on Martial Arts, they will have to start over with another SuperMax skill.  Probably not a good idea to plan on having both Athletic and M.A. as SuperMaxes.

4.  Is this a trick question?  As far as I can tell, if no generation is doing Handiness as a SuperMax skill, any generation could max Inventing.

How did I do, teach?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #274 on: August 28, 2010, 03:25:23 PM »
I know you don't want everyone to post answers, but I've always loved quizzes and can't resist.  So here are my answers:

1.  The founder can't max guitar because then Gen 2 wouldn't be able to do their SuperMax skill.

2.  Gen 8 can max handiness.  Actually, any and all Gens could max handiness as no-one has claimed it as a SuperMax skill.

3.  If Gen 6 accidentally mastered Athletics while working on Martial Arts, they will have to start over with another SuperMax skill.  Probably not a good idea to plan on having both Athletic and M.A. as SuperMaxes.

4.  Is this a trick question?  As far as I can tell, if no generation is doing Handiness as a SuperMax skill, any generation could max Inventing.

How did I do, teach?

And your score is — 100%! I like that you explained yourself too. Your prize is you no longer need to ask me any more SuperMax questions for the duration of your Dynasty! Woot!  :D

 

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