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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #525 on: September 07, 2010, 10:32:39 PM »
@Pam: have you found some way to skill up painting while traveling?

They have a vacation home now and I've got easels in locked rooms for Christopher and Kenny.
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« Reply #526 on: September 08, 2010, 02:47:12 AM »
Great idea, thanks Pam!
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« Reply #527 on: September 08, 2010, 12:39:52 PM »
Is there a place on our forum where we may post our Dynasty stories?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #528 on: September 08, 2010, 12:43:05 PM »
Is there a place on our forum where we may post our Dynasty stories?

You can post them over here at the Share your Sims 3 Stories board.  There's lots of fun-to-read stories over there already :D



Unrelated note: has anyone else noticed any lost posts in this thread or the stories threads?  I posted in this one and some replies in others an an update to my dynasty last night and now they don't seem to be there :/ I lost about 5 posts.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #529 on: September 08, 2010, 12:49:26 PM »
You can post them over here at the Share your Sims 3 Stories board.  There's lots of fun-to-read stories over there already :D



Unrelated note: has anyone else noticed any lost posts in this thread or the stories threads?  I posted in this one and some replies in others an an update to my dynasty last night and now they don't seem to be there :/ I lost about 5 posts.

It was related to the move. I think things are under control now. :)

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« Reply #530 on: September 08, 2010, 12:55:11 PM »
Ah, okay.  Thanks, Carl.  I'll go ahead and rewrite my lost dynasty post later then :)

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« Reply #531 on: September 08, 2010, 05:27:49 PM »
Just wanted to mention I've updated the Enmei Dynasty (link in signature) and let me just say that skilling up photography while traveling is awesome!  Of course, my sim has to travel anyway with the wish of World-Class Gallery, but it's still super useful to travel!

Though, on the note of my dynasty, I keep kind of wishing I'd progressed more slowly...but I've already decided I'll be doing a second dynasty once I finish this one.  I'm thinking I'll do one in the soon-to-be-released (on September 23, I have read) Barnacle Bay!  I think a pirate dynasty could be really quite fun!  Of course, the collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIV comes out on September 22, so I might be occupied by that. ;)

Oh, and my boyfriend was nice enough to buy me the Fast Lane stuff pack, and I'm going to try to incorporate some of the new items/outfits into my screenshots, if anyone is interested in checking them out :) so far I only have one sim of mine pictured in a new outfit, but I'll try and picture more things.



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« Reply #532 on: September 08, 2010, 10:17:26 PM »
I am having such a lot of fun with this Challenge!  I've never done multi-generations before, so there are a lot of things I don't know, but I am really enjoying it.

There always has to be a fly in the ointment though, and for me it is the BlackOps.  My sims just don't get very many opportunities, and a lot of the ones they get are either repeats or relate to skills they aren't working on - for example, my sculptor gets no sculpting opportunities but got offered an opportunity to take a $750 painting to China (she has about level 2 painting).  Gen 1 finally got his 6 opportunities, just before becoming an elder.  Gen 2 is halfway into adulthood and has done everything else she needs to do but still needs two more opportunities.  I even had her go to the Olympic games or whatever it's called; she went, hung around, and finally I had her come home.  The message came up on screen that "you didn't stay until the event was finished", but I have no idea what she was supposed to do there.

If they become elders without completing 6 opportunities, what do we do?  I have no problems completing the tasks that are within my control, but I just don't know what to do about my sims not getting opportunities.
 
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« Reply #533 on: September 08, 2010, 11:33:08 PM »
I've wondered about that China painting opportunity. My level 2 painter was offered that too. I'm keeping my eyes open at the consignment store in hopes of buying a large painting that might turn out to be worth $750. Let me know if you try this and it works!
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« Reply #534 on: September 09, 2010, 01:56:47 AM »
I have already messed up on my Dynasty I think, I don't think I made the appropriate traits so I may restart? Still with Diana, just a new Diana!  ;)  I think that this time She may become a painter herself, get her husband to get to level 7 for portraits, when he gets to level 7 he can start work and when he gets home he can do portraits!  :)
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« Reply #535 on: September 09, 2010, 03:18:50 AM »
I have already messed up on my Dynasty I think, I don't think I made the appropriate traits so I may restart? Still with Diana, just a new Diana!  ;)  I think that this time She may become a painter herself, get her husband to get to level 7 for portraits, when he gets to level 7 he can start work and when he gets home he can do portraits!  :)

Of course.  You can start as many times as you like.

There always has to be a fly in the ointment though, and for me it is the BlackOps.  My sims just don't get very many opportunities, and a lot of the ones they get are either repeats or relate to skills they aren't working on - for example, my sculptor gets no sculpting opportunities but got offered an opportunity to take a $750 painting to China (she has about level 2 painting).  Gen 1 finally got his 6 opportunities, just before becoming an elder.  Gen 2 is halfway into adulthood and has done everything else she needs to do but still needs two more opportunities.  I even had her go to the Olympic games or whatever it's called; she went, hung around, and finally I had her come home.  The message came up on screen that "you didn't stay until the event was finished", but I have no idea what she was supposed to do there.

If they become elders without completing 6 opportunities, what do we do?  I have no problems completing the tasks that are within my control, but I just don't know what to do about my sims not getting opportunities.

If your Sim reaches Elder status without the BlackOps, you can still keep playing.  It won't end the challenge unless you don't get all the BlackOps before your Sim dies.  My founder was 83 days old before she had all the qualifications to eat Ambrosia.  You don't have to do it the moment they turn Elder.  As for getting opportunities, they don't have to be specific for the SuperMax skill.  Any skill, career, or special opportunity is acceptable.  When you do ones like the Olympic games, be sure to click the correct tag on the location from Map View.  Just saying "Yes" to the opportunity isn't always enough.  Many times you need to also click again to actually start it.  Then just leave them alone until you get a notice that it's finished.  There are others around town you can do, like the Eating Contest and the Grill-A-Thon.  Just keep an eye out for those star markers and maybe read the newspaper for the weekly events.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #536 on: September 09, 2010, 08:23:20 AM »
My next chapter is up.  I do have a question and it was probably brought up here on this thread and I can't seem to locate it.  If your sim gets the replicator, can you put ambrosia for future generations in it and then put it away until they need it?  I reread the rules and didn't see anything, unless I am blind, so thought I would ask again.  Thanks ;D
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« Reply #537 on: September 09, 2010, 08:25:27 AM »
My next chapter is up.  I do have a question and it was probably brought up here on this thread and I can't seem to locate it.  If your sim gets the replicator, can you put ambrosia for future generations in it and then put it away until they need it?

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« Reply #538 on: September 09, 2010, 09:08:01 AM »
I've wondered about that China painting opportunity. My level 2 painter was offered that too. I'm keeping my eyes open at the consignment store in hopes of buying a large painting that might turn out to be worth $750. Let me know if you try this and it works!

The household has lots of valuable paintings, as both Wimsey's husband Mortimer and her mother Holly are painters, but the opportunity was being offered to Wimsey, and it does say to bring one of your paintings.  I did wonder if I could get away with taking another sim's painting, but given all the travel bugs I've had in other games I didn't think I wanted to risk it.  Now I'm getting so desperate that I may have to try that if the opportunity comes up again.
 
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« Reply #539 on: September 09, 2010, 09:12:02 AM »
I know it works for other opportunities, like sculptures and paintings around town, but it will say when you have the objects, it doesn't come up like that for foreign objects to let you know ahead of time.  I hope that it does work, that would be really cool if it did.
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« Reply #540 on: September 09, 2010, 09:15:49 AM »
When you do ones like the Olympic games, be sure to click the correct tag on the location from Map View.  Just saying "Yes" to the opportunity isn't always enough.  Many times you need to also click again to actually start it.  Then just leave them alone until you get a notice that it's finished.  There are others around town you can do, like the Eating Contest and the Grill-A-Thon. 

That's exactly what I did with the Olympic games.  An opportunity screen came up after she got there, I said yes to it, and my sim just stood around.  I tried clicking on the building again and all that came up were the usual options to take an athletic class or join the athletic career.  As I said in my original post, I just didn't know what else to do.  I've had similar problems with the Eating Contest in the past, but isn't eating at the Bistro or Diner prohibited because of the small risk they might get Ambrosia?  Maybe it's the Grim Reaper Challenge I'm thinking of.

Wimsey got no opportunities at all as a Young Adult, and has had one as an Adult.  It's very irksome that all that stands between my sim and completion of her tasks is something I have absolutely no control over.
 
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« Reply #541 on: September 09, 2010, 09:48:57 AM »
Just a hint on the replicator.  I had already put abrosia in the replicator and then thought, oops, I had better check to make sure that it was allowed, so I put the replicator with 20 servings of ambrosia in it in the family inventory. That way I wouldn't have it on the lot and risk someone else eating it.  Then I thought, what if after you put it in family inventory, the ambrosia goes away.  So I took it back out and clicked on it and sure enough, they were there.  So in short, fill it up and put it away.  Thanks, makes it easier now and other immortals do not have to worry about cooking, but there will always be someone that can make ambrosia just in case, of course I am sure a few already knew this, but I didn't, so I learned something new myself. :)
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« Reply #542 on: September 09, 2010, 09:52:13 AM »
I've had similar problems with the Eating Contest in the past, but isn't eating at the Bistro or Diner prohibited because of the small risk they might get Ambrosia?

No. Apparently, if a Sim eats Ambrosia at a restaurant, then they only get the moodlet and not the life stage reset, so you're fine to take those opportunities.

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« Reply #543 on: September 09, 2010, 11:07:13 AM »
Can someone tell me if this attempt at a strategy is okay?

Okay I have decided to restart my Dynasty. It will still be Diana Jade but with the following traits:

Artistic, Flirty, Charismatic, Natural Chef and Kleptomaniac.

My aim is for her to become a Stylist and Supermax Painting and also max Charisma, which all my Immortals will learn some of to help. The Artistic trait will raise her skill and allow her to paint the future immortals paintings, Flirty is to woo a romance, Charismatic is for the Stylist career and help make friends, Natural Chef to get her to Ambrosia quickly and Kleptomaniac is to steal all the cars and have a good fortune at the start.   Is this plan okay?

1 - *Painting, Culinary and Sculpting.
2 - *Gardening and Photography
3 - *Martial Arts and Athletic
4 - *Fishing
5 - *Logic
6 - *Guitar
7 - *Handiness and Athletic
8 - *Writing
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« Reply #544 on: September 09, 2010, 11:19:18 AM »
It looks fine to me.  For me, the challenge is figuring out which skills to designate as SuperMaxes.  Some of them I'm avoiding (like guitar) because I'm just not confident about being able to complete all the skill challenges.  But if you are confident you can do it, I say go for it!  By the way, my founder is also a Kleptomaniac, and it did help a lot right at the beginning when he was so broke.  Salvaging at the junk yard also boosted the household finances.
 
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« Reply #545 on: September 09, 2010, 11:57:06 AM »
Looks good to me, samo. Getting Guitar Star in this event deserves a round of applause from everyone! So, when gen #6 nabs it, make sure to take a screenshot so all us can celebrate with you.  :D  I'm definitely going to be doing a guitarist too. It's a little risky, but it's also one of my specialties. And I want to see if I can actually top Mr. 3000's insane profit numbers.

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« Reply #546 on: September 09, 2010, 12:43:10 PM »
Yeah that should be fun...  :-X And I swear Salvaging does nothing if you have to pay the same amount to replace it?
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« Reply #547 on: September 09, 2010, 12:50:29 PM »
Yeah that should be fun...  :-X And I swear Salvaging does nothing if you have to pay the same amount to replace it?

I had trouble with salvaging too.  What you do is place all the junk yard items on your lawn, then call the repairSim.  I try to do it when something is actually in need of repairing, just to be on the safe side.  Once he leaves, ta da!  All the junk yard items are restored.  And it only cost 50 bucks.  I have seen where people were having problems with that, but so far I have been successful each time I have called for repairs. 
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« Reply #548 on: September 09, 2010, 12:54:55 PM »
My stupid repair person stood by the post box for an hour without doing anything.  :-\
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« Reply #549 on: September 09, 2010, 01:13:05 PM »
I'm starting to really worry about my choice to Supermax photography!  Of course I am working on the skill in France/China/Egypt so that time doesn't progress, but I'm having "issues" with the Paparazzi (capture 60 strangers) and Collection (I forget the exact name; you have to complete five of them) challenges.  In my stats list, the number of strangers captured is somewhere around 54, but in the listing for the Paparazzi skill challenge, it says that I've only captured 41 so far (this number increases as the other one does, but much more slowly).  As for the collection challenge, I've completed four of them in the drop-down list.  However, when I look at the listing for the skill challenge, it often says I've only completed one (though oddly it will sometimes list three).  I'm not sure I'll be able to capture more than five collections without being able to prolong Shashin's life.

I guess I'm wondering...if my actual stats and collections drop-down list indicates that I should have completed the Paparazzi skill challenge and the five complete collections challenge but am not actually rewarded for having completed them because of a game error but have completed the other three skill challenges (I have), can I count Photography as supermaxed?  I can try and take a screenshot of the situation to explain what I'm talking about if this sounds too confusing.

I guess Shashin is only a teenager right now so I still have time to get extra strangers if I have to but I'm still rather worried about the collection.  I'm nervous that I may have to give her a new supermax skill, but based on the "free" ones I have left (the ones all immortals can max), that might not work out so well...ack.

 

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