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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #475 on: September 04, 2010, 12:47:27 AM »
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.

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Thanks! He does have friends his age but the child the Keatons spit out has her father's face and all the others are...well, not very attractive either. I have to have the best for my heir. :) I think maybe I'll try going to China and scope that out since he wants to go anyway. It would be cute to have little fan waving, chopstick using heirs.

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« Reply #476 on: September 04, 2010, 12:50:59 AM »
You learn something new playing this challenge, I can assure you!

My second generation Sim is a guitar player.  I started him maxing the guitar skill and he is now level 10 with two of the skill challenges done.  Anyone want to guess which one he can't seem to finish?  That's right, Guitar Star.

To either Pam or Metro (or both):  In one of the other challenges - I believe it was the Max Skills Challenge - the rule set mentioned to treat the Guitar Star challenge as bugged.  Should I treat it that way in this challenge?  Or should I just allow Brandon to max another skill instead?



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« Reply #477 on: September 04, 2010, 02:28:37 AM »
To either Pam or Metro (or both):  In one of the other challenges - I believe it was the Max Skills Challenge - the rule set mentioned to treat the Guitar Star challenge as bugged.  Should I treat it that way in this challenge?  Or should I just allow Brandon to max another skill instead?

We won't treat it as bugged in this challenge.  It's not impossible to do, just very difficult.  The thing is that the skill challenge isn't clear as to what the requirements are.  It took us a good long time to figure out that it's for the guitar opportunities that come over the phone.  Once you complete 10 of those opportunities for guitar, the challenge will be met.  It's very helpful for guitar to be the only skill at the time of trying to complete that challenge.  If you accept any other skill opportunities, it's just that much longer until another guitar opportunity can come because the slot is already taken with another opportunity.  So, it's really up to you if you want to ditch guitar for a SuperMax skill or try to get it done, but no special consideration for it from the Immortal Dynasty ruleset point of view.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #478 on: September 04, 2010, 09:33:12 AM »
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.

Agreed. Thanks for filling in so much last night, Pam.  :) Lots and lots of questions.

@Everyone — Pam had a great tip and that's that her Founder is making all necessary Ambrosia for later generations. It's exactly what I'm doing with Recipe Man. And it's primarily the reason why that Dynasty hasn't made enough progress for an update. He'll be doing all the paintings, sculptures and photos and the Ambrosia. But, I should have an update by the end of the weekend.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #479 on: September 04, 2010, 09:39:27 AM »
Pam had a great tip and that's that her Founder is making all necessary Ambrosia for later generations.

With my new dynasty, I'm hoping Jackson can get the food replicator as one of his rewards. I've never had that in a game before, so I'm hoping all goes well.

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« Reply #480 on: September 04, 2010, 09:48:36 AM »
That is the same lines I am going.  The first two immortals are doing all of the portraits and cooking, it frees up the rest to do whatever else and not have to worry about it anymore.  As soon as they age up, I have been starting the portraits, that way, it is done and out of the way.  If I wait, I will forget and I am not starting over, lol.  I am not that far yet, but it seems I have already worked hard on this dynasty.  Money is a little better and have money trees started.  He had 25 special seeds ready to plant when he reached level 7, out of those were 9 money trees and I don't know what the rest will be, but if there is enough of life fruit and deathflowers, will move them out of the garden and leave them somewhere else until I need them.  I don't trust meteors and he spends alot of time in the garden.  Call me supersticious, but, I am not taking any chances. ;D
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« Reply #481 on: September 04, 2010, 04:01:52 PM »
Hi guys!  Sorry I haven't been here in a couple of days.  I got involved once more in Tamora Pierce books, rereading them all like eating a box of chocolates. lol  First three series are finished and now on to the next but that one is a bit slower and can be read in between Simming. 

Here's a tip for the food replicator.  Once you get the replicator AND the super fabulous frig you get as a reward for maxing out all challenges in the cooking skill,  (I think it's 5 Star Chef), you just start cooking every single recipe one by one.  After you store, just start pulling out the food and putting it in the super frig.  It's slow and tedious to pull out ten copies but the super frig keeps it fresh forever.  When you are at the last three recipes to store, enhance your replicator so it makes 20 copies instead of three.  You store your ambrosia ingredients and the last two copies of recipes here.  You will NEVER have to cook again except for preparing the partially done ambrosia.  I did this for a legacy I worked and it was great to just go to the frig and pull out whatever the favorite food of the Sim was so they always had that great meal moodlet.  It's boring and time consuming at first but it saved so much further down the road and the good moodlet was a bonus.

My Dynasty is still in the very rocky first stages.  Hansome Lee is married and Agnes has painted her first attempt at his portrait.  Her next step is learn sculpting as I don't want her to max out anything.  Then it will be off to learn photography.  So far attempts at try for baby aren't working but I admit I've kept both of them busy.

  Hansome has a small garden, but  I don't want him to max that out.  He is working as an inventor and has joined the Science career as his LTW is Creature Robot Crossbreeder, or whatever the exact title is.  In doing DaVinci for me the hardest skill to max and do all the skill challenges was the inventor, but there were possible benefits, (not allowed for a DaVinci), in building miners and time machines.  So I think I will SuperMax that one and let him just dabble in handiness, fishing and gardening as I think it will speed up his ability to achieve his LTW faster.  I guess either he or Agnes will have to become super chefs to get my frig and be able to make ambrosia.  Metro any advice or tips on this and do you think it's a viable track for success?  Or should I do a "do over" and put cooking as his LTW?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #482 on: September 04, 2010, 04:39:05 PM »
Metro any advice or tips on this and do you think it's a viable track for success?  Or should I do a "do over" and put cooking as his LTW?

Nothing jumps out as a problem. I went with Agnes too and she has a shorter lifespan than other townies, so you'll need to work with her efficiently. I don't know if I'd concern myself with a career for Agnes. At least I didn't simply because so much time was necessary for her to max painting, sculpting, and photography.

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« Reply #483 on: September 04, 2010, 05:11:44 PM »
@Joria: Thanks for the great tip!
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« Reply #484 on: September 04, 2010, 11:48:16 PM »
On the note of the photographs we put in the museum. When you view them, do they have to actually acknowledge that it is that particular sim? I've got Holly messing around taking a few photos of Jackson in the garden. The thing is, most of the time the photos come up as apple tree or outdoor stuff or a nice garden!

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« Reply #485 on: September 04, 2010, 11:50:00 PM »
On the note of the photographs we put in the museum. When you view them, do they have to actually acknowledge that it is that particular sim? I've got Holly messing around taking a few photos of Jackson in the garden. The thing is, most of the time the photos come up as apple tree or outdoor stuff or a nice garden!

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« Reply #486 on: September 05, 2010, 03:47:11 AM »
So can I take a first-time photo of my 3rd generation while they're in front of the great sphinx and count that towards museum?

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« Reply #487 on: September 05, 2010, 08:20:08 AM »
So can I take a first-time photo of my 3rd generation while they're in front of the great sphinx and count that towards museum?

I don't like that idea. I think in all fairness the photo needs to register as the immortal. That way, they are clearly the subject in the photo. So, I take back what I said to you originally.

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« Reply #488 on: September 05, 2010, 08:23:51 AM »
Nothing jumps out as a problem. I went with Agnes too and she has a shorter lifespan than other townies, so you'll need to work with her efficiently. I don't know if I'd concern myself with a career for Agnes. At least I didn't simply because so much time was necessary for her to max painting, sculpting, and photography.

I didn't give her a career either.  I figured being a full time mom and artist was more than enough for her.

Gen 2 is born and adorable.  Her name is Ima Love Lee. lol Wonder why you can't paint portraits of the infants?  I did get a photo of her and a portrait so now Agnes can focus on ice sculpture till she gets that Icey skill maxed and can do sculptures that don't melt.  If I max her out in all the artsy stuff, it's going to make it much harder later on for a Immortal though, isn't it?
Won't they be denied the ability to Super max these?  And they WILL need to have someone to do their portraits etc.

I'm struggling with the founder too.  I think he's trying to do too much.  He needs to max out the cooking skills so he can make ambrosia but doing that AND trying to hold down a full time job is getting tough.  He really seems to hate having to fix things too, which I find strange considering his career.  Agnes came with cooking skills so I try to keep her out of the kitchen.

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« Reply #489 on: September 05, 2010, 08:28:04 AM »
If I max her out in all the artsy stuff, it's going to make it much harder later on for a Immortal though, isn't it?
Won't they be denied the ability to Super max these?  And they WILL need to have someone to do their portraits etc.

Yes, any skill that is SuperMaxed by one immortal cannot be maxed by a later immortal.

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« Reply #490 on: September 05, 2010, 04:13:18 PM »
Yes, any skill that is SuperMaxed by one immortal cannot be maxed by a later immortal.

Wait, she's talking about Agnes maxing in art skills, and Agnes isn't an Immortal so she can do whatever she wants, right?

I do think you're trying to do too much with your Founder, Joria.  Think about it this way, sure, inventing is nice, but it's not necessary to create Ambrossia.  If I were you I'd focus your founder towards any skill that can help with that goal otherwise you'll just not have enough to time to do everything you need to do.  My founder was able to create Ambrossia by SuperMax'ing Cooking, Mastering the Gardening skill, and getting fishing up to level 9.  This leaves the possibility of SuperMaxing fishing for another Immortal while still aquiring all the necessary items for Ambrossia.  He only spent 1 night catching Deathfish, which gave him 6 fish, and I've been using them as judiciously as possible so that he can hold out until my 3rd Immortal (who is currently a child and already working on it) can catch them too.  My second immoral is going with the art stuff, although I think his spouse is also going to have to start working on it so that she can paint and sculpt him as an adult (currently he's a YA).  I went with Visionary LTW for him, because DaVinci requires inventing, and I want to save that skill for a different Immortal. 

Anyway that's my strategy, hopefully it works!

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« Reply #491 on: September 05, 2010, 06:15:33 PM »
I don't like that idea. I think in all fairness the photo needs to register as the immortal. That way, they are clearly the subject in the photo. So, I take back what I said to you originally.

@Pam, do you agree?


I agree.  The subject of the photo needs to be the immortal.  It will register on the camera as "My Spouse" or "My Child" etc.

@Joria:  You don't have to worry about what Agnes does because she's not going to be an immortal.  She can max as many skills as you want.  I agree with Aria that you're having your founder do too much if he's pursuing Inventing along with everything else.  Inventing offers absolutely nothing toward qualifying to eat Ambrosia if it's not your official career, LTW, or SuperMax skill.  Do only what is necessary. 
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« Reply #492 on: September 05, 2010, 06:53:48 PM »
My second immoral is going with the art stuff, although I think his spouse is also going to have to start working on it so that she can paint and sculpt him as an adult (currently he's a YA). 

Your second immoral, Aria?  Is there something about your Dynasty we should know?   ;D ;)
 
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« Reply #493 on: September 05, 2010, 06:58:29 PM »
Immoral would be the Man Dynasty- shame on you Metro for chasing a girl at least 20yrs your junior!  ;D

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« Reply #494 on: September 05, 2010, 07:21:39 PM »
Your second immoral, Aria?  Is there something about your Dynasty we should know?   ;D ;)

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« Reply #495 on: September 05, 2010, 07:28:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure Joria was talking about her second gen immortal and NOT Alice maxing the arty stuff

Gen 2 is born and adorable.  Her name is Ima Love Lee. lol Wonder why you can't paint portraits of the infants?  I did get a photo of her and a portrait so now Agnes can focus on ice sculpture till she gets that Icey skill maxed and can do sculptures that don't melt.  If I max her out in all the artsy stuff, it's going to make it much harder later on for a Immortal though, isn't it?
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« Reply #496 on: September 05, 2010, 08:19:11 PM »
Wait, she's talking about Agnes maxing in art skills, and Agnes isn't an Immortal so she can do whatever she wants, right?

I do think you're trying to do too much with your Founder, Joria.  Think about it this way, sure, inventing is nice, but it's not necessary to create Ambrossia.  If I were you I'd focus your founder towards any skill that can help with that goal otherwise you'll just not have enough to time to do everything you need to do.  My founder was able to create Ambrossia by SuperMax'ing Cooking, Mastering the Gardening skill, and getting fishing up to level 9.  This leaves the possibility of SuperMaxing fishing for another Immortal while still aquiring all the necessary items for Ambrossia.  He only spent 1 night catching Deathfish, which gave him 6 fish, and I've been using them as judiciously as possible so that he can hold out until my 3rd Immortal (who is currently a child and already working on it) can catch them too.  My second immoral is going with the art stuff, although I think his spouse is also going to have to start working on it so that she can paint and sculpt him as an adult (currently he's a YA).  I went with Visionary LTW for him, because DaVinci requires inventing, and I want to save that skill for a different Immortal. 

Anyway that's my strategy, hopefully it works!

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« Reply #497 on: September 05, 2010, 08:32:26 PM »
Nope, you don't have to reach level 10 in fishing before you catch a deathfish.  I've had my anglers catching them at level 7 before.

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« Reply #498 on: September 05, 2010, 10:38:44 PM »
Lucky you.  Mine has always been level 10.  I tried using the angel fish and everything before lvl 10, but as soon as they reached it, bam, they caught the deathfish and I too heard they could catch them before then, oh well, will just have to keep them fishing. 
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« Reply #499 on: September 05, 2010, 11:42:47 PM »
I was able to start catching them at level 8 fishing, maybe you can do it at 7 but I didn't try until 8.  They are worth a ton of skill points though, and catching just 6 fish took me up to level 9 fishing skill.

 

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