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« Reply #450 on: September 02, 2010, 11:56:56 PM »
That's where the spreadsheet comes in handy.  I read that if you have a Google account, you can save the spreadsheet as your own and not have to download it to Excel or anything.  I also try to make it a point to do the portraits immediately after aging up.  It's a good habit to get into.  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #451 on: September 03, 2010, 12:03:42 AM »
Yes, I have to get into the routine of actually filling in the spreadsheet. That sounds like a good idea Pam, doing the portraits right after aging, that way there is time to try for a better one, but there is still the first one to fall back on. Not to worry, it's all fun. It will be interesting to see what gets thrown at me this time. I have decided to stick with Holly ( I wonder if she will bring her car again?), but there are a few things I think I will do differently.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #452 on: September 03, 2010, 02:16:56 AM »
My founder is about to eat Ambrosia!  I'm so excited!  I was starting to worry a little because she's already 83 days old.  Then she suddenly got all her requirements finished in the span of about two Sim hours.  Woot!
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« Reply #453 on: September 03, 2010, 07:39:56 AM »
Congratzulations! My simmer is Also about to eat it ;) Just hate School. Takes All your playing time

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« Reply #454 on: September 03, 2010, 08:09:18 AM »
Congrats, Pam!  I just got my second Immortal!  My third Immortal-to-be is a young adult (adult in maybe five days?) and has already accomplished her lifetime wish (she got Swimming in Cash which was really easy at this point), and my fourth Immortal-to-be just aged to child.  I was a little disappointed though because I swore I had taught her to walk, talk, and use the potty, but I guess I must not have quite completed one as it said she had a rough upbringing, and became a technophobe.  I don't really mind her having that trait...it's just a little funny, as she's going to Supermax Photography!  Thankfully technophobe and photographer's eye won't conflict, and I can choose that trait for her at teen or young adult.

I really really need to update my dynasty thread, haha, but I doubt I'll get to it this weekend because of the convention I'm going to.  I need to post some pics of my Immortals' Museum as it's coming along quite nicely (I have a portrait (of course), photo, and ice sculpture for every life stage so far; I'm so pleased)! :)

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« Reply #455 on: September 03, 2010, 08:14:30 AM »
You're coming right along, Kiwala.  I think maybe you're ahead of the rest of us.  You may even bee the first to complete the challenge!!
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« Reply #456 on: September 03, 2010, 08:30:04 AM »
Congrats on the "big moment" Pam! Make sure to take one of those screenshots you're famous for.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #457 on: September 03, 2010, 08:57:20 AM »
Way to go, Pam!  I remember how I felt when my little Adrian ate his first ambrosia.  *sigh*  The memories.

Kiwala, you are rolling!  I'm a little jealous, my 3rd generation just aged up to teen.  Must move faster! *scurries off to play*

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« Reply #458 on: September 03, 2010, 09:16:14 AM »
I got a late start, I only started less than a week ago and my second immortal just turned into a teen.  That is ok, I know it is not a race and I am so enjoying the story.  So are there going to actually be enough venues and business's for all eight.  I forgot what I was trying to click on and the option to buy didn't come up and could have sworn it had before.  I will find out and ask when I play next.  I thought now, you could buy about anything that wasn't tied down, lol. ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #459 on: September 03, 2010, 09:28:13 AM »
I noticed that you can't buy the community gardens, though, and I think that stinks.  I would have loved to have my founder own that.  So she settled for the grocery store instead.

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« Reply #460 on: September 03, 2010, 09:36:14 AM »
I bought the bookstore and renamed it "The Twinbrook Dynasty Bookcollection" ;D

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« Reply #461 on: September 03, 2010, 09:48:14 AM »
So are there going to actually be enough venues and business's for all eight.

More than enough. But, I don't recommend you purchasing any more than your required one building and one property per generation just in case options really get tight later. Obviously with your 8th immortal you can go Trump on the entire town.

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« Reply #462 on: September 03, 2010, 09:53:04 AM »
I like the idea you can buy the parks since Ambitions.  When I was playing yesterday, I realized by the time we get into the middle of the dynasty and beyond, almost all original sims in the game will have passed and there will be new sims.  I have one game that I don't know hardly anyone anymore, weird.  This is going to be a long one.  The most I have in one game is 4 generations, so I can only imagine, I am having a blast with this dynasty, thanks for coming up with the idea. ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #463 on: September 03, 2010, 09:53:53 AM »
I think it depends on which neighborhood you're playing in.  I have looked into all three, and I can't remember which hood only had exactly enough, at least at the beginning of the game.  I know it wasn't Twinbrook, though, so it's either SV or Riverview.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #464 on: September 03, 2010, 03:13:30 PM »
Okay I think I have officially Caved in!  :D All these stories are just teasing me! I will spend my longer hours on the Characters and shorter hours on the Dynasty, and no it won't be the Character Dynasty!  ;)



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #465 on: September 03, 2010, 07:15:32 PM »
The best friends have to be alive when you eat ambrosia. If one dies before you can eat it, you need to find another best friend to stay eligible to eat it.

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« Reply #466 on: September 03, 2010, 09:20:10 PM »
I've learned that's it's best to make best friends with Sims who are the same age or younger than your targeted immortal.  I had Molly French die before Carina ate Ambrosia, but she had plenty of other best friends to replace her.  Just something to keep in mind when you're making friends.  And the Charisma skill is an enormous help in that area.  I won't have it as a SuperMax skill because I want all of them to be able to have that skill.

Edit:  I meant to say the same age or younger than your targeted immortal.  Sorry about that.
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« Reply #467 on: September 03, 2010, 09:23:31 PM »
And don't forget parties!  That helps a ton when trying to make friends. :)

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« Reply #468 on: September 03, 2010, 10:14:05 PM »
I have a question about deathflowers.  I've never used them and am not sure how they work.  If one of my immortals is saved from death by having a deathflower to give Grimmy, will the Reaper just come back the next day?  What makes this an issue is that Holly, my founder's wife, is at present the only one with enough cooking skill to be able to prepare ambrosia.  I do plan to have the Gen 3 immortal take on cooking for her SuperMax skill, but she's just been born so she won't be ready to take over ambrosia preparation for a while. 

So, depending on when Holly dies, there may be a period of time before Christie (Gen 3) is ready to make ambrosia.  Will my immortals be able to rely on their deathflowers to keep them going for a few weeks if need be, or do I need to start training another cook right away?
 
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« Reply #469 on: September 03, 2010, 10:27:24 PM »
I have a question about deathflowers.  I've never used them and am not sure how they work.  If one of my immortals is saved from death by having a deathflower to give Grimmy, will the Reaper just come back the next day?  What makes this an issue is that Holly, my founder's wife, is at present the only one with enough cooking skill to be able to prepare ambrosia.  I do plan to have the Gen 3 immortal take on cooking for her SuperMax skill, but she's just been born so she won't be ready to take over ambrosia preparation for a while.  

So, depending on when Holly dies, there may be a period of time before Christie (Gen 3) is ready to make ambrosia.  Will my immortals be able to rely on their deathflowers to keep them going for a few weeks if need be, or do I need to start training another cook right away?

That's an area of the game I'm unfamiliar with too, Schipperke. I just asked Pam and she said when Grim leaves the Elder's life stage is reset to the beginning of that particular life stage. But, you definitely want to always keep deathflowers in any immortal's inventory as that failsafe mechanism.

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« Reply #470 on: September 04, 2010, 12:20:05 AM »
Question! My second generation heir just turned young adult and I've been eyeing romantic options for him for a while. The thing is, the one that I had chosen turned elder on his birthday. I haven't actually been able to find any suitable young adult women for him to romance and it's kinda scary that the adults could potentially turn elder before they could bear a child. I know the rules say birthday cakes can only be used on a sim's actual birthday but what about neighborhood sims? Can I age up one of his friends with a birthday cake? And if not, is he allowed a divorce to find another woman capable of child bearing, in the case that an adult he moves in is just about to age up? I assume I would still have to keep her in the house in that case. Just thought I'd ask about that.

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« Reply #471 on: September 04, 2010, 12:23:54 AM »
@Schipperke:

Yes, as Metro said, when Grim comes for a Sim who has a Deathflower in inventory, the Sim brings it out and gives it to Grim, who leaves happy and the lifestage is reset to the beginning.  Grim won't show up again until the Sim dies again.  If there's another Deathflower in inventory, the same thing will happen.  No Deathflower and it's the end of your Sim.

All that being said, I'd suggest that you get another cook trained up as soon as possible anyway.  It won't disqualify you, but the main point is to get your elders to qualify for Ambrosia.  So, if it were me, I'd work toward that.  But that's just me.  Also, eating Life Fruit will extend your Sim's life by one day.  If they eat, say 7 Life Fruits at once, they would get an extra week tacked onto their life.  This can be another option until you have a cook who can make Ambrosia.
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« Reply #472 on: September 04, 2010, 12:32:54 AM »
Thanks, Metro and Pam.  Pam, I know you're right - the safest course of action would be to take Mortimer away from the easel for a while and get him cooking.  But I was sort of hoping to avoid that if possible, just because it takes so long for them to get their painting skill to the top, and he is already an adult.  What makes this hard for me is not being used to playing multi-generational families (never).  I'm glad I can come here and get information and advice from players like yourself that know a lot more about this type of gameplay.  Thanks again.
 
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« Reply #473 on: September 04, 2010, 12:36:42 AM »
Question! My second generation heir just turned young adult and I've been eyeing romantic options for him for a while. The thing is, the one that I had chosen turned elder on his birthday. I haven't actually been able to find any suitable young adult women for him to romance and it's kinda scary that the adults could potentially turn elder before they could bear a child. I know the rules say birthday cakes can only be used on a sim's actual birthday but what about neighborhood sims? Can I age up one of his friends with a birthday cake? And if not, is he allowed a divorce to find another woman capable of child bearing, in the case that an adult he moves in is just about to age up? I assume I would still have to keep her in the house in that case. Just thought I'd ask about that.

It's a good idea to have your heirs start making friends in school so that you'll have some options for a spouse that are in the right age range.  As for a divorce, even an adult who is about to age up will wait if a pregnancy is achieved.  As long as she gets pregnant, she will stay an adult until the baby is born, even if she was due to age up the next day.  You'd have to hurry with a pregnancy if you got into that situation.  Barring that, if you still want your Sim to remarry, it's possible to have them break up, but you can't move the first spouse out.  He/she will have to live in the Dynasty house until death.  It could get tricky moving in a new spouse with the jealousy issues, but it's not forbidden in the rules.  Another option would be to wait until the first spouse dies to remarry.  This would work well especially for male heirs because they can have children even as elders.

As for using birthday cakes for other Sims, unless Metro says otherwise, I say that the rule for using birthday cake only on the actual birthday stands.  It doesn't state that it's only for Sims in your Dynasty house, so I'd say it counts for everyone.

Great questions.  :)
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« Reply #474 on: September 04, 2010, 12:42:58 AM »
Thanks, Metro and Pam.  Pam, I know you're right - the safest course of action would be to take Mortimer away from the easel for a while and get him cooking.  But I was sort of hoping to avoid that if possible, just because it takes so long for them to get their painting skill to the top, and he is already an adult.  What makes this hard for me is not being used to playing multi-generational families (never).  I'm glad I can come here and get information and advice from players like yourself that know a lot more about this type of gameplay.  Thanks again.

What about the third generation heir?  He/she could start to learn cooking as a child with the toy oven.  They can get up to level 3 cooking that way just from making cookies and muffins.  They have to cook a lot, but it's definitely possible.  Then continue through teenage years.  Maybe even give the Natural Cook trait.  In my opinion, you'd do best by having an immortal that can make Ambrosia.  That way, you're done training cooks for the duration of the challenge.  If you keep using spouses to cook Ambrosia, you'll have endless cooking training and recipe purchases.  My founder is my Ambrosia cook and it really is a relief to know that I don't have to fool with that again.
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