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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #575 on: September 10, 2010, 03:11:21 AM »
mmm, all this talk about the guitar skill. I've penciled in guitar as the skill for my gen 5 immortal. Only because it was the lesser of evils. I listed all the skills with their challenges and crossed out the ones I thought I had no hope of doing, then I picked the ones I figured would be no trouble but I was short two, so I had to select them from the possible list which included nectar making and guitar. Oh well, time will tell if I've made a wrong decision lol.

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« Reply #576 on: September 10, 2010, 07:59:59 AM »
Oh dear, what's the saying about the best laid plans? I've just had a little upset in my dynasty. I had planned for gen 2 (Daphne) to be a sculptor, both as her career and her supermax skill. Well it seems there was one slight flaw in my plan. She became a self employed sculptor while still a teen and when she aged up to young adult, she was already at level 6 in the career. Now the problem, when she aged up and I have to pick a LTW for her, there is nothing really to go with sculpting.  >:( 
Her choices were Descendant of Da Vinci, Master of the Arts,  Star News Anchor, Fashion Phenomenon and Home Design Hotshot
The first three are out because they interfere with future plans. The home design hotshot I figured was just plain crazy. So I was left with Fashion Phenomenon which means she will have to give up sculpting (just as a career) and become a stylist. A role I have not even ventured into before. This could either be an interesting learning curve or the beginning of the end of this dynasty attempt.
For next generations (if I get that far) I'll be paying a lot more attention to their traits and what LTW they could possibly get.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #577 on: September 10, 2010, 09:13:34 AM »
Oh dear, what's the saying about the best laid plans? I've just had a little upset in my dynasty. I had planned for gen 2 (Daphne) to be a sculptor, both as her career and her supermax skill. Well it seems there was one slight flaw in my plan. She became a self employed sculptor while still a teen and when she aged up to young adult, she was already at level 6 in the career. Now the problem, when she aged up and I have to pick a LTW for her, there is nothing really to go with sculpting.  >:( 

That's why I gave my sculptor the Swimming in Cash LTW.  I had to give her the frugal trait to get that LTW to come up (I made a practice sim and tested it ahead of time), but it was worth it to have something do-able.  With we have to do in our dynasties, I don't feel like also taking on LTWs that may be tricky.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #578 on: September 10, 2010, 12:49:49 PM »
A tip for legacies and dynasties, just in case someone is as dumb as I was: DO buy from the consignment store, even if you don't sell your wares there. I've been passing up an obvious opportunity to get rich literally overnight because I shied away from buying Supernovium (I didn't have much experience with Transfiguration, so I wasn't aware of the values of various metals). Yesterday I bought some Supernovium for around $4500 at the consignment store, and after $40 spent on smelting, it came back with a value of $24,000. That's a ton of money for a generational family just starting out.

LlamaMama don't be so hard on yourself and call yourself dumb, well I didn't know this.  So thanks alot for the tip.

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« Reply #579 on: September 10, 2010, 01:45:29 PM »
I've seen Tiberium at the Consignment store a couple times.  Once on my legacy I bought it and had it spire cut (this was before i could do a heartcut) and it never grew like a normal Tiberium.  Maybe it was just a bug or something, I haven't tried since.

I've had the same experience, I guess only 'wild' Tiberium grows.

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« Reply #580 on: September 10, 2010, 02:23:43 PM »
I know I've found plenty of tiberium that wouldn't grow.  At home, I wouldn't get nauseous from having this mutant tiberium in my inventory.  Going on vacation, however, made it cause nauseousness and also activated so it would grow when put on the floor in almost all cases.  Maybe it gets reloaded to your inventory when you go on vacation or something.  Make sure you bring it uncut on vacation, however.  If you bring it but not only will it not work, but it will reduce the value of the cut gem to what it was when it was uncut.  After I come back from the vacation I normally put it on the ground uncut also.

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« Reply #581 on: September 10, 2010, 04:02:26 PM »
Darn, I put a cut Tiberium in inventory and took it on vacation because it wouldn't grow at home. I wish I could get a handle on what this thing is with cut gems and vacations. Is it briefly explainable?
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« Reply #582 on: September 10, 2010, 04:15:23 PM »
If you find Tiberium raw while on vacation, leave it in inventory.  When you get home and your Sim gets sick, take it out and place it out in the open somewhere.  It won't grow if something is right next to it.

If you get the raw Tiberium while at home (from the Consignment Store or by breaking space rock blocks), you'll have to get it cut.  Choose heart shaped if it's available to you because it's the least expensive.  When it returns from the gem cutter, place it out in the open and it will normally grow to a large spire cut.  Sometimes it doesn't and just stays in its original cut form, but that's not common.  Another option is to travel with the raw Tiberium in your inventory.  It may or may not make your Sim sick, but if it does, set it out and see if it grows.

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« Reply #583 on: September 10, 2010, 04:44:58 PM »
So what's the thing that causes a decrease in the value of items when returning from vacation?
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« Reply #584 on: September 10, 2010, 05:06:48 PM »
I haven't had a lot of Tiberiums (Tiberia?) from the Consignment store, but the few that I've had refused to grow.  I had them cut, put them on the lot, and nothing happened.  I've never had any problem with the ones from the board breaker.
 
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« Reply #585 on: September 10, 2010, 05:25:36 PM »
Woot!  Even though I know I could have stopped with 60 strangers for the Paparazzi skill challenge despite the fact that the game didn't award it to me (but I would have uploaded a screenshot proving I had photographed 60, as my stats listed), I finally just earned it after reaching a strangers photographed count of 83!

I have one more collection to complete to finish the Shutternut challenge (5 collections)-- though my game only shows 1 completed in the challenge's description despite the four collections listed as complete in the drop-down list.  I'm really hoping the game corrects itself when I finish the fifth collection-- not because I technically need the game to tell me I'm supermaxed (I could just screencap 5 completed collections for Metro), but because I'm obsessive and a perfectionist and it will drive me insane if I see one challenge not recognized as complete! 

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« Reply #586 on: September 10, 2010, 05:51:41 PM »
I have a question that comes from my inexperience in playing multi-generational families.  It's not a problem, just something that has been puzzling me.  Gen 3, Christie, has been a teenager for a week now, and spends a lot of her free time at the library getting her cooking skill up.  I've been having her introduce herself to any presentable young males that happen by.  Whenever she does this, her grandfather James, the founder, immediately gets a wish to introduce himself to that same male.  This happens even when he is on a different lot.  The girl's parents never get these kind of wishes.  Is this some sort of grandparent thing that's programmed into the game?  James always wanted to meet Wimsey's boyfriends and I assumed it was because he's her father.  I never expected him to want to mess in his granddaughter's friendships as well.  I'm wondering if he's going to keep this up through all 8 generations!
 
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« Reply #587 on: September 10, 2010, 06:01:13 PM »
I have a question that comes from my inexperience in playing multi-generational families.  It's not a problem, just something that has been puzzling me.  Gen 3, Christie, has been a teenager for a week now, and spends a lot of her free time at the library getting her cooking skill up.  I've been having her introduce herself to any presentable young males that happen by.  Whenever she does this, her grandfather James, the founder, immediately gets a wish to introduce himself to that same male.

And what are your Founder's traits again?

EDIT: Nevermind, I popped over to your story thread. That's obviously a Friendly trait thing going on.

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« Reply #588 on: September 10, 2010, 06:05:27 PM »
Yes, it is the "Friendly introduction" that he wants to do.  But his daughter Wimsey, Christie's mother, also is Friendly, and she never has any interest in meeting Christie's boyfriends.  Are we talking about male protectiveness or something?
 
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« Reply #589 on: September 10, 2010, 06:12:29 PM »
Ha ha. That could very well be.  ;)

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« Reply #590 on: September 10, 2010, 06:41:28 PM »
I posted about this under my Dynasty in the share section.  My dynasty is gone.  Totally, gone.  I'm currently beating myself up over the careless mistakes I made and I'm really sad and ticked off at myself.  Don't worry, I'll get over it shortly when I restart but right now I sure could use a hug!

I didn't let my family members eat, sleep or pee for long so there was a faboo garden, founder maxed cooking and going along well on LTW, 3 LTR chosen, heir born and had already written 5 books, (wanted to be an Illustrious Author), wifey about to age to elder that day.  I forgot the founder could not travel, AT ALL, even as a birthday gift to the now teenage heir.  They went to China except they never arrived.  No one was there.  Not even the Chinese.  Mistake number one:  didn't save to library so they really ARE gone.  Hansom is there but he has to woo Agnes all over again.  (My plans for this future Lothario were quite nefarious.  Wife ages/dies.  Husband remarries, never has offspring because heir was already born.  Rinse and repeat. Of course the flaw was you can only have 8 people in a household.)  Mistake number two: didn't save before I hit travel.  DUH  Mistake number three:  I DID save once I was in China.  Slip of the finger and didn't really mean to but that put the kabosh on fixing it I think.

Well, Hansom IS handsome so I guess it's time to redo, rethink and replan.  See?  I'm already leaving the gloom behind and I KNOW you all sent me cyber hugs.
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« Reply #591 on: September 10, 2010, 06:52:59 PM »
Not sure if anyone has noticed the family tree once the founder eats ambrosia, but basically, there is no family tree, his daughters register as friends when they chat and the youth is in the family tree all by herself.  Only person is coming up is Agnes as the twins mother.  I do know when a family brings back a family member by feeding them ambrosia, all family ties are gone, I wonder if this is what is happening in the dynasty.  Too bad.  Was really looking forward to keeping track via the family tree.  Also, three of my sims now have the runnaround bug, two immortals and the other twin that is not going to be immortal.   No matter how hard you try, someone is going to play tag.   :)
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« Reply #592 on: September 10, 2010, 07:03:07 PM »
Also, three of my sims now have the runnaround bug, two immortals and the other twin that is not going to be immortal.   No matter how hard you try, someone is going to play tag.   :)

What triggers that bug? Or is it random? I have not been the victim of that one (yet).

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« Reply #593 on: September 10, 2010, 07:03:25 PM »
I'm so sorry, Joria. I know how much heart and soul you put into your sims.

*big hugs*

Edit: @Metro: when someone plays tag they get the bug, and they pass it to others by playing tag with them.
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« Reply #594 on: September 10, 2010, 07:30:15 PM »
What triggers that bug? Or is it random? I have not been the victim of that one (yet).

The bug happens if they play tag.  It happened to my founder when I was watching one of my other sims.  Now he runs everywhere.  Even if I tell him to walk.  I don't really mind it, at least when the elders run they look spry and fit, not all hunched over like they do other times.
 
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« Reply #595 on: September 10, 2010, 07:42:02 PM »
@Joria:  Did you try to recover a previous save by using these instructions?
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« Reply #596 on: September 10, 2010, 07:58:07 PM »
No one answered my question or acknowedged I even said anything about the family tree and I really would like to know if anyone else has any issues since they started the dynasty.  I am about to throw in the towel, because to me, the family tree is the backbone to a good generational game.  That stupid runaround bug is the least of my worries, that is workable.  I guess I am frustrated like everyone else, I really like my family tree, but it is so messed up right now. :)
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« Reply #597 on: September 10, 2010, 08:07:59 PM »
Sorry, Diane.  Carina, my founder, has eaten Ambrosia.  I just checked her family tree and it's fine.  You might be having that bug that's been causing trouble.  The only way I know to possibly fix it is to move your family to a new game/town.  I'm not even sure that would fix it. 
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« Reply #598 on: September 10, 2010, 08:32:25 PM »
I posted about this under my Dynasty in the share section.  My dynasty is gone.  Totally, gone.  I'm currently beating myself up over the careless mistakes I made and I'm really sad and ticked off at myself.  Don't worry, I'll get over it shortly when I restart but right now I sure could use a hug!

I didn't let my family members eat, sleep or pee for long so there was a faboo garden, founder maxed cooking and going along well on LTW, 3 LTR chosen, heir born and had already written 5 books, (wanted to be an Illustrious Author), wifey about to age to elder that day.  I forgot the founder could not travel, AT ALL, even as a birthday gift to the now teenage heir.  They went to China except they never arrived.  No one was there.  Not even the Chinese.  Mistake number one:  didn't save to library so they really ARE gone.  Hansom is there but he has to woo Agnes all over again.  (My plans for this future Lothario were quite nefarious.  Wife ages/dies.  Husband remarries, never has offspring because heir was already born.  Rinse and repeat. Of course the flaw was you can only have 8 people in a household.)  Mistake number two: didn't save before I hit travel.  DUH  Mistake number three:  I DID save once I was in China.  Slip of the finger and didn't really mean to but that put the kabosh on fixing it I think.

Well, Hansom IS handsome so I guess it's time to redo, rethink and replan.  See?  I'm already leaving the gloom behind and I KNOW you all sent me cyber hugs.


Shame, I feel so sad for you as well as LlamaMama said We put our heart and soul in our sims and to lose it all is so really, really sad.

*big hugs*  :'(

I forgot the founder could not travel, AT ALL, even as a birthday gift to the now teenage heir.

Please, help is this correct that the founder cannot travel at all, because the rules state that travelling is banned until the 2nd generation becomes a Young Adult, but no where is it stated that the founder may not travel at all. ???

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« Reply #599 on: September 10, 2010, 08:43:28 PM »
Correct, travelling is banned until generation 2 is a Young Adult.  Once that happens, your founder is allowed to travel.