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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #300 on: August 28, 2010, 09:08:09 PM »
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I want to do a Martial Arts immortal and follow it up the next generation with an Inventor with the Monster Maker LTW. How perfect would that be? Board breaking would easily net the pink diamonds for the SimBot. And the Inventor needs Tiberium too, right? I've never made a SimBot, but can those also be obtained from Board Breaking? There will be plenty of Life Fruit around, so that's not even an issue.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #301 on: August 28, 2010, 09:13:20 PM »
Well, it appears I have encountered my first bug or glitch in this Challenge.  Generation 2 just became a teenager and I gave her the Savvy Sculptor trait, or at least I thought I did.  When I shut down the game just now, that trait wasn't there.  Her profile shows her as having only the 3 traits she had as a child.  Is there something I can do about this (something legal in this Challenge, obviously)?

Tiberium from board breaking?  Sure, I've had every variety of gem from board breaking.  It can take time, though.  But  why would an inventor need tiberium?  Are you thinking of palladium, which is a metal and unfortunately can't be gotten from the board breaker?

ps, I am repeating my question about the missing trait in case it was missed.  Is there something I can do about it?
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #302 on: August 28, 2010, 09:18:13 PM »
Tiberium from board breaking?  Sure, I've had every variety of gem from board breaking.  It can take time, though.  But what why would an inventor need tiberium?  Are you thinking of palladium, which is a metal and unfortunately can't be gotten from the board breaker?

Yes, I was thinking of palladium.

ps, I am repeating my question about the missing trait in case it was missed.  Is there something I can do about it?

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Then make the affected Sim active and add the missing trait that way (Modify Active Sim's Traits).
I don't know how else you can get it without a cheat. But, I have no problems with you doing that since it was a glitch.

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« Reply #303 on: August 28, 2010, 09:22:46 PM »
Thank you.  I was just reading the Baby Boomer Challenge, where Pam explained how to deal with this problem, which apparently is quite common.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #304 on: August 28, 2010, 09:46:28 PM »
Has there ever been one to complete this challenge yet :P?

I sign myself up. Gonna be fun :3

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #305 on: August 28, 2010, 09:50:59 PM »
Has there ever been one to complete this challenge yet :P?

Oh, heavens no. Not yet. Look at the date I posted the rule set — August 23.  :D To my knowledge, no one has brought in Gen 3 yet.

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« Reply #306 on: August 28, 2010, 09:55:07 PM »
Oh did't notice :3 Just tough it was ca. 2-3 months old on the count of posts

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« Reply #307 on: August 28, 2010, 10:15:35 PM »
Oh did't notice :3 Just tough it was ca. 2-3 months old on the count of posts

*points on the number of pages*  :-\

Yeah, no kidding. Pam and I would have never even fathomed this would be a 30+ page thread after being up for a week. It's crazy. But, I couldn't be happier that so many have supported this new concept for a challenge.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #308 on: August 28, 2010, 11:13:10 PM »
I am ecstatic because finally, Adrian Immortal has achieved immortality! *breathes a sigh of relief*  I know someone said that cooking was the worst skill to try to supermax.  I beg to differ.  Logic is my choice.  The only thing I can think of that would be harder would be Charisma.  Not to mention that six best friend rule...I had three best friends die on me, so I had to go get three more.  But Adrian managed to get everything done at the ripe old age of 87, after taking five days off of work.

Generation 3 has just been born.  Little Carolyn Immortal has been born to proud parents Brandon and Faye.  Ayesha (born Ansari) can't leave the child alone.  You would think she had the family-oriented trait.  She wants four more grandchildren...but she'll be dead in a week.

Now, if only I can teach my Brandon painting and his wife cooking...I'm not worried about fishing.  We have plenty of life fruit and I'm going to let Ayesha catch deathfish until she croaks.  She already has five in her inventory.

Time for a break.  Anyone else have an Immortal yet?


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #309 on: August 28, 2010, 11:21:58 PM »
Time for a break.  Anyone else have an Immortal yet?



Well done, Storyteller!  I am nowhere near Gen 3 - Gen 2 just aged up to Teenager - but Gen 1 will be eating ambrosia in a few days.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #310 on: August 28, 2010, 11:28:06 PM »
Is there a way to lock a door to other Sims in the household? I don't know if this would work but couldn't you keep the skill objects that you plan on maxing in a room with a locked door and only certain Sims could access it. I don't know if that is possible but it is an idea otherwise when you leave the lot although it would be a pain but you could take away the skill objects and put them in the family inventory so that you don't have to worry about them maxing it while you are away or at least you could do that to the ones they are dangerously close to maxing but can't max! Again just ideas I have started my Dynasty yet so I don't have any idea what I will do but thought that might work.

Yes.  Click any door and you get the options to lock it against everyone, against everyone but your one Sim, or against everyone but your household.  That's a great idea, momofmany.  :)
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« Reply #311 on: August 29, 2010, 12:17:55 AM »
Thanks for that tip, Pam. Very helpful. I don't think I have ever locked a single door in a year of playing the game!  :D

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« Reply #312 on: August 29, 2010, 12:59:01 AM »
I find that it's impossible to portion out easels among painters. They start one painting, start another - instead of each using one easel. My solution recently has been to keep them in locked rooms for personal use. It works out well.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #313 on: August 29, 2010, 01:03:35 AM »
Sorry if this has been answered, but, is an Immortal allowed to retire if he or she has maxed his career?

Also, I did end up starting a thread for my dynasty: http://www.carls-sims-3-forum.com/index.php/topic,1846.msg34260.html.  I'm really excited about what just happened in game, too: I just found a Hikon QX40di Gladiator for $2,539 and it's only day 3 in my game :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #314 on: August 29, 2010, 01:54:21 AM »
Sorry if this has been answered, but, is an Immortal allowed to retire if he or she has maxed his career?

The game doesn't allow retirement until your Sim reaches Elderly status.
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« Reply #315 on: August 29, 2010, 02:02:51 AM »
The game doesn't allow retirement until your Sim reaches Elderly status.

Ah, yeah, I know that, sorry, I should have added if it was okay once an Elder.  I just wasn't sure if Immortals had to keep their careers or not.  I guess the rules don't say they do, so probably not :)

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« Reply #316 on: August 29, 2010, 04:47:10 AM »
Ah, yeah, I know that, sorry, I should have added if it was okay once an Elder.  I just wasn't sure if Immortals had to keep their careers or not.  I guess the rules don't say they do, so probably not :)

Oh, I see.  No, once the career is maxed out for the purposes of becoming an immortal, it's fine to retire.

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« Reply #317 on: August 29, 2010, 05:03:16 AM »
Ooooo, this sounds like fun!
Actually, I've already started. Hannah Starr wants to be a rock star and she already has a friendship with her future husband on Day 2. To get a hubby quickly she's got all 'social' traits. Flirty, family-oriented, friendly, party animal, and charismatic. ;D
It's not as difficult as my previous challenge, and heaps of fun.  :)
I'll also discover a lot about The Sims 3 with all my generations.
Fantastic idea, Metro!!

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« Reply #318 on: August 29, 2010, 06:48:09 AM »
We're allowed to start already? Cool. I'm really behind on the challenges with the move but I'm in the mood for some chill time.

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« Reply #319 on: August 29, 2010, 06:52:00 AM »
Yes some of us have started, check out the share your stories thread for some of them so far.

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« Reply #320 on: August 29, 2010, 11:02:11 AM »
The game doesn't allow retirement until your Sim reaches Elderly status.

Pam, when I first read this post I thought it meant our Immortals couldn't quit work until they became Elders, then I realized you were talking about the fact that Sims in general can't retire until that age.  But I've just re-read the rules (for the millionth time) and there is nothing there that prohibits our Immortals from quitting their jobs as soon as they've reached level 10, right? 
 
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« Reply #321 on: August 29, 2010, 11:54:02 AM »
But I've just re-read the rules (for the millionth time) and there is nothing there that prohibits our Immortals from quitting their jobs as soon as they've reached level 10, right? 

Right. Your immortal will obviously have to hit the career cap before first eating Ambrosia but there's no rule that they need to be employed when they eat Ambrosia. That actually wasn't the case in the first edition of the rule set I tossed at Pam. And I don't remember if she suggested it or if I decided to can it, but retiring was forbidden. Period. Even though it kind of carries the immortal theme a little more I'm glad that was changed.

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« Reply #322 on: August 29, 2010, 12:22:30 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that point.  My fisherman keeps wanting to pack it in, for some reason, but so far I haven't let him.  My worry is that if he quits this job he's going to start wanting to do something else that might get him into skill territory where I don't want him going.  So keeping him working is basically an attempt to keep him out of trouble.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #323 on: August 29, 2010, 12:32:46 PM »
I have a friends question:  When my founder ate ambrosia, he was best friends with six different sims, as per the rules.  Since then, two of his best friends have died and one is about to (you know, the "so and so won't live forever...").    Does my sim need to get another set of best friends in order to eat ambrosia again?  Or is he "set for life"?

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« Reply #324 on: August 29, 2010, 12:36:50 PM »
Sorry if this has been asked and I missed it - this thread really exploded in the couple of days I was offline. Does each generation need a spouse or is being impregnated enough and does the spouse count as a best friend (assuming you were best friends before you got married)

 

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