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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #625 on: September 11, 2010, 02:15:30 PM »
Yeah, Schipperke, I can't allow that opportunity.

Bummer, indeed.  Still, it's what I expected.  Thanks Metro and Aria for getting back to me so promptly on this.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #626 on: September 11, 2010, 02:16:06 PM »
Great advice, Aria. Yeah, Schipperke, there has to be some career or skill that might pop some more of those opportunities for you.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #627 on: September 11, 2010, 02:18:45 PM »
Schipperke - Can you pick up an additional skill just to get opportunities for it?  Like cooking or something?  You just have to be careful not to max that skill, but a point or two or three won't hurt anything.  Another idea would be to get a rabbit hole job, those are always popping opportunities.

Good ideas, Aria, thank you.  Yes, I am having her try different skills.  I've toyed with having her get a job but I hate to have her quit her sculptor job and then, after she quits the rabbit hole job, having to start over as a sculptor.  Still, it may come to that pretty soon.  It's really too bad there aren't more opportunities for the self-employed sims.  I'd gladly do without the medals and such for a few more opportunities.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #628 on: September 11, 2010, 02:25:27 PM »
It's really too bad there aren't more opportunities for the self-employed sims.

Agreed. EA dropped the ball there. They just slapped the self-employment option together but to my knowledge, there are 0 self-employed career opportunities. There's always the skill ones, but not any SE career ones that were added. Boo.

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« Reply #629 on: September 11, 2010, 02:54:22 PM »
Yeah, for this challenge I've been saving the school opportunities for kids for Sims who I know will be self-employed.  And I'm skipping those for Sims who will have rabbit hole jobs because I know they'll have other chances to get other things.  Self-employed sims really get jipped in the opportunities, that's for sure!

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« Reply #630 on: September 11, 2010, 02:56:50 PM »
@Joria: how do you get the illusion of windows in a basement?

Junkyards take a couple days to spawn items. I would definitely use the smaller junkyard if you want to stick to the rules. I've been using the larger one in SV, and it's not working right, generating way too much stuff and giving a hugely unfair advantage to a legacy family. I'm probably going to scrap (pun) that 4 gen legacy because of it. Of course, it's Metro's call for dynasty games.

The illusion of windows is done by buying a shop item called Pastoral Reflections.  It is a mirror in the shape of a curved window.  Place some plant items across the room from it and frame it with curtains and voila!

I did my basement bedroom in shades of green and white and placed the bed on the far wall.  There is a side table on either side of the poster bed which I made white.  All the furniture in there is white.  I put ivy on either side of the bedside tables toward the corners, put the mirror over the bed and framed it with those huge drapes.  I used Leaf light plants in the bedroom and living room.  It really surprised me, though I don't know it should have, when the plants turned what was obviously a basement, (despite colorful wall paper and paint!), into a very cozy home.  Now if frugal Agnes would just STOP turning off the lights all would be well.

@Metro:  Question for you.  Do "partnerships" in businesses count in any way?  It is not the same as buying the building, but could provide a big boost in finances earlier on, and you could have partnerships for the family in everything except venues BEFORE you bought the building.  It could be a big help for those who are only playing Vanilla game.

Starting over again since I'm really not happy with the way it's going.

I had some thoughts about poor, unfortunately visaged, Agnes.  I don't believe Agnes is truly unattractive.  I think her current appearance, and less than elegant clothing choices, are due to the fact of her great tragedy.  Not only did she lose her beloved but in HER mind, she lost all hopes of future generations and any chance at romance.  It can actually be quite difficult for a rich woman to marry for love and not just money.  So I think she is deliberately wearing a hideous hair do and no make up, or at least not tastefully applied make up, in order to make whoever woos and wins her do so for love of her inner self and not just her pretty face, gorgeous body and finances.  This tragedy ALSO affected her personality.  I mean, who WOULDN'T be grumpy after all that?  Ok, so she's a bit OCD about lights and such but with some tender loving care, a stop at the mirror and dresser and perhaps a child of her own to love she would be a babe!  Check it out:

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #631 on: September 11, 2010, 03:51:30 PM »
@Metro:  Question for you.  Do "partnerships" in businesses count in any way?  It is not the same as buying the building, but could provide a big boost in finances earlier on, and you could have partnerships for the family in everything except venues BEFORE you bought the building.  It could be a big help for those who are only playing Vanilla game.

Indeed. Purchasing a partnership for businesses and following it up with the full ownership requirement to eat Ambrosia is not a bad idea. Though I doubt by the time anyone's Founder gets near the point of eating Ambrosia and needing to fulfill that requirement that the cheapest property and building will be very affordable to own outright.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #632 on: September 11, 2010, 04:52:54 PM »
Hooray!  My 3rd Gen just ate her ambrosia (I really need to update my thread...)!

And yes, Agnes can be quite gorgeous-- but any sim really can look pretty decent with CC (thanks again for allowing that, Metro) -- I've made Cornelia Goth look downright elegant!  Hehe, it might be fun to run around and take a bunch of pics of madeover NPCs...I suppose I could get a styling station and then set my photographer to work just for fun xD;

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« Reply #633 on: September 11, 2010, 05:01:51 PM »
Hooray!  My 3rd Gen just ate her ambrosia (I really need to update my thread...)!

Awesome. Congrats.

I suppose I could get a styling station and then set my photographer to work just for fun xD;

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« Reply #634 on: September 11, 2010, 05:13:25 PM »
Wait, so we can't makeover people who aren't playable?  I haven't done this, but assumed you could, if you wanted to.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #635 on: September 11, 2010, 05:14:18 PM »
Yay, Wimsey, my Gen 2 soon-to-be Immortal, has finally completed 6 challenges.  I figured out what I was doing wrong with the Community Challenges (you have to go to map mode and click on the building again), and had her do the Olympics and the Eating Contest.  With all the sculpting opportunities there are available, I can't believe she never gets any of them.  Oh well.  Now she needs to get a couple of friendships a little higher, and immortality, here we come!  I bet the sculpting opportunities will start coming now that we no longer need them.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #636 on: September 11, 2010, 05:53:38 PM »
I don't believe it!  I just opened James my founder's relationship panel and there, listed as one of his best friends, is the Bwan Speedster he stole from Agnes Crumplebottom all those simmy years ago.  He's long since qualified for ambrosia without that particular best friend.  But should I start buying cars for all my immortals-in-waiting?  There's nothing in the rules saying their 6 best friends have to be sims!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #637 on: September 11, 2010, 06:12:53 PM »
Awesome. Congrats.


No make-overs allowed in this Dynasty Challenge.

Thanks!

And don't worry, I wouldn't do it on my challenge file.  I just think it would be something fun to do in my spare time, you know, just as an experiment.  Like some sort of silly turn NPC's into models diversion.  I'm too busy with accomplishing dynasty tasks to do that on that file anyway!

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« Reply #638 on: September 11, 2010, 06:45:56 PM »
Wait, so we can't makeover people who aren't playable?  I haven't done this, but assumed you could, if you wanted to.

Yes, you can. I was referring to the no make-overs on household members rule. Sorry I wasn't specific.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #639 on: September 11, 2010, 07:21:22 PM »
Well, I think to keep my own sanity, I will not play my dynasty for a bit.  Now, since the family tree incident, fathers flirting with supposed daughters, sons flirting with mothers, ewww, gives me the creeps, and all of those little red minuses, not a good thing. Oh well, I am glad it is not something that is timed.  We will see, plus, all of them have the runaround bug now, so it looks really weird.  I will think on it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #640 on: September 11, 2010, 07:49:37 PM »
Well, I think to keep my own sanity, I will not play my dynasty for a bit.  Now, since the family tree incident, fathers flirting with supposed daughters, sons flirting with mothers, ewww, gives me the creeps, and all of those little red minuses, not a good thing. Oh well, I am glad it is not something that is timed.  We will see, plus, all of them have the runaround bug now, so it looks really weird.  I will think on it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #641 on: September 11, 2010, 07:52:10 PM »
I was busy updating my spreadsheet on my LTR's and noticed that the moodlet manager is not mentioned as banned, it that right Metro or is the use of the moodlet manager as general banned from challenges. I am a newbie as you know. :)

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« Reply #642 on: September 11, 2010, 08:41:00 PM »
I was busy updating my spreadsheet on my LTR's and noticed that the moodlet manager is not mentioned as banned, it that right Metro or is the use of the moodlet manager as general banned from challenges.

It is banned in the Tournament challenges, but you're free to use it in the Dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #643 on: September 12, 2010, 12:22:31 AM »
Is there some way to tell what relationship level our sim has with an Old Friend?  Wimsey has two of them and the green bar is almost full - they appear to me to be Best Friends, but is there any way to know for sure?  The next sim down is just a Friend, so that doesn't help here.
 
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« Reply #644 on: September 12, 2010, 02:02:31 AM »
So today I decided I would try something different with a dynasty.  I'd use Twinbrook and a female character.  Hmmmm, who's the rich guy in town?  I didn't know so I looked at bio's.  Found a nice, OLD, guy and thought, ok seems like he's rich and artistic so just what I need.  Marry him, get him to do my painting and sculpture, he passes on, I marry a new dude and produce a child.  He really is a sweet guy and very good looking for his age.  Only, he's VERY old.  There is no way, without cheating, he would live long enough to do the work especially since after we married I found out he is like at level one in the artistic skills and his LTW is to be a daVinci!!  He's also retired and gets a retirement check of a measly 50 simoleons.  This was not a good plan.  I rather like him so we'll live happily ever, for however brief a time that will be, and I'll find another Sim to do a dynasty with.

Is anyone else doing a female character as the founder?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #645 on: September 12, 2010, 02:50:37 AM »
Is there some way to tell what relationship level our sim has with an Old Friend?  Wimsey has two of them and the green bar is almost full - they appear to me to be Best Friends, but is there any way to know for sure?  The next sim down is just a Friend, so that doesn't help here.

If the Sim on the other side is a Best Friend, the go ahead and count the Old Friend as one, too.  Plus, if the bar is full, they are Best Friends anyway.

Is anyone else doing a female character as the founder?

Mine is female.  She married Christopher Steel in Sunset Valley.  Mine is the Dreamweaver Dynasty on the stories board if you want to read it.  It's not as clever as some of the other stories because I'm not that creative.  It's just a report of what's happening, but I'm trying to give tips along the way of things I'm doing.
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« Reply #646 on: September 12, 2010, 03:20:29 AM »
Riiiiight, Pam.  You're not that creative, huh?  Now pull the other leg.  I'll go read Dreamweaver. 
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« Reply #647 on: September 12, 2010, 05:18:42 AM »
I've got a female founder too; she married Billy Caspian in Riverview.  It's linked (but not up to date) in my signature (not up to date as in my 5th gen just reached teen) if you want to read it :)

As for Twinbrook...hrm, I really can't say who I'd marry.  Maybe Justin Kayes.  I've had a sim marry him before and he's nice and handsome, though doesn't have a particularly helpful skillset.  Actually, come to think of it, maybe I'd try Buddy Bailey.  Has the artistic trait, starts with 2 painting, and is a young adult.  He's not rich or anything, but might be useful anyway. 

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« Reply #648 on: September 12, 2010, 05:46:54 AM »
There's another guy in Twinbrook who's decent.  I can't remember his exact name, though.  Something like Goodson Good.  He wears all white and has very blond hair.  He lives in the Good and Bad household (again, I may not be remembering the exact name).  He has gotten a girl pregnant at the start of the game, but I had a Sim meet him and he was single until a little later when he showed up as being engaged.  His traits are all good-related.  Not terribly useful, but not unplayable, either.  And he's not as ugly as many of the Twinbrook residents.
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« Reply #649 on: September 12, 2010, 07:11:33 AM »
About the "Oh my ghost!" Opportunity, may we take a random grave from the mausoleum and simply use that? If the ghost gets added to the household we can just kick them. Is that ok?
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