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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #725 on: September 17, 2010, 02:13:12 AM »
I didn't really mind the family tree being messed up, I was going to keep track on paper anyway, it was just the flirting of family members, especially after playing the family for so long, maybe it is just me, but was creepy.  Oh well, if it happens again, will just move on and deal with it and keep an eye on the little buggers, lol.  I still have the game and house was turning out so nice, so might play again, but not officially.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #726 on: September 17, 2010, 02:18:09 AM »
I lost my old plan so here is my newest draft -

1 - Painting, Guitar, Cooking.
2 - Gardening, Sculpting.
3 - Photography.
4 - Martial Arts, Athletic.
5 - Inventing, Handiness.
6 - Logic.
7 - Charisma.
8 - Fishing.

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« Reply #727 on: September 17, 2010, 02:22:44 AM »
@samoht:

Are you restarting?
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« Reply #728 on: September 17, 2010, 04:10:03 AM »
I hear ya, loud and clear Metro.  I really don't care if I'm a perfectionist.  I like me just the way I am, thank you very much.   :)  I also don't mind small errors.  I really believe only the creator makes perfection so if I mess up it's ok.  Doesn't mean I'm not going to be annoyed with myself for awhile and it surely doesn't mean I won't start over, but if I didn't make some sort of small mistake accidentally I will make one deliberately.

I think the missing painting happened because I really had invested my heart in that particular family and when Marc died I was pretty upset.  My poor husband actually consoled me.  I'm sure he really doesn't understand, but I said, it's rather like crying over a really good, but sad movie.  (I bawled for hours, and still do each time I see the elves die in the Two Towers.  )  You see, when Winter sat down to eat that first ambrosia, she paused, slowly ate it, and then, as the magic started, she turned and looked at the place Marc had died with the saddest look on her face.  I can't bear to look at the screenies because I start tearing up all over again.

Pam,  Jon does make gorgeous babies.  I've played him before in a legacy I never finished.  He didn't make a particularly good father as he was so wrapped up in his music.  He wasn't a BAD father, just not as good as Marc was.  BTW, Marc's nooboo was adorable but turned into a homely kid and even worse teenager.  I gave him different hair, (how did two people with black and blue hair wind up with a red headed kid?), so it's more like his dad and that helped a bit. 

Right now Winter and Jon live in a very nice, compact, dual mushroom house.  They only just bought a sofa and a tv as I got tired of waiting for the junkyard to spawn them.  I'm not getting much of a harvest from that junkyard but it's good enough.  Besides, Jon makes a decent living at his job and in between gigs he is painting up a storm and playing for tips when needed. 

Here's a tip if someone decides to play him.  Have your female be a klepto.  Spend the night at his house for like three nights and each night steal three items.  You can spend more nights if you like, of course.  Otherwise you might not get all those cool cars and decent furnishings and yard stuff.  I didn't do it long enough but I DID get the cars.  It's like having a savings account!  So he and I have cool and FAST cars to run around in which cuts travel time a bit, or anyway seems to.  It made for a very tired Sim but it was worth it.

I tried having her stay at the fire station for a few nights but the game kept trying to send her home.  It was pretty hard to get her to stay there.  Of course, once she was asleep it was fine.  It was good that there was an easel there so she could begin her painting practice.  This is just a minor thing she's doing for the future.  Not to max or supermax.
Once they were married, (they married at the fire station), there was no way Jon was going to stay there.  So I used the money he brought in to build the adorable mushie house.  I'm about ready to start looking over properties.  Wish there was a cool park right across the street like in SV.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #729 on: September 17, 2010, 05:04:36 AM »
Joria, you make my eyes wet :( usually I don't feel emotional about Sims stories but you and others around here somehow gave souls to those virtual folks!
I'm having a dilemma in my game.. is it possible to finish 17 ice sculptures in 7 sim days? Zelda is an adult now and panted one brilliant portrait of Gabriel, at level 9 and is sculpting all day long. She sculpted 8 ice sculptures by now and I'm not shore should I force her to reach magic number 25 or let her paint as many portraits as possible hoping for a masterpiece?
And I still haven't decide will Zelda give birth to a next immortal or should I wait for her to die and marry someone else? She is pretty so I would like to have her genes in dynasty but not necessarily.. and also have problems with consignment store, after consinging few seeds buy option just cancelled itself for two days now, and I didn't buy camera jet..
Other things are just fine, but I'll update the story with some pictures.

PS not shore how you plan not to master fishing with all that deadfish you'll need till the last hair?
 

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« Reply #730 on: September 17, 2010, 05:20:29 AM »
I forgot 2 more thins to ask ::)

Part-time jobs are not counted as professions?

And how do you post large pictures in posts? I use this option linked in postreply but no matter what size I chose, it allways publish the same one - small.. or should I use some other way to upload pictures?

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« Reply #731 on: September 17, 2010, 06:38:41 AM »
I'm having a dilemma in my game.. is it possible to finish 17 ice sculptures in 7 sim days?

Most definitely. Figure on Zelda working 16 hour days and each ice sculpture taking around 3-4 hours. When she knocks out the Chiselmaster Challenge, it will go even faster.

I forgot 2 more thins to ask ::)

Part-time jobs are not counted as professions?

No. You need a profession with 10 rungs on the ladder.

And how do you post large pictures in posts? I use this option linked in postreply but no matter what size I chose, it allways publish the same one - small.. or should I use some other way to upload pictures?

Like a lot of other forum players, my personal preference is Photobucket. Look at the Technical board for the Sticky on posting images via Photobucket. Here's the link.



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« Reply #732 on: September 17, 2010, 08:04:26 AM »
OK, I'll give it a try. I bought her steel bladder and midlife crisis so it might help. But I can't waste a few days to sculpt in wood, metal and stone now, later when Gabriel become an Adult I will chase that challenge.

Now I have a brilliant portrait worth a little less than the average one, and not shore which to keep, I suppose that value increase more for the brilliant and masterpieces or am I wrong? If any time left I'll try to get the masterpiece but not shore about that.


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« Reply #733 on: September 17, 2010, 08:28:08 AM »
How exactly do I start this challenge? Is built into game or just follow Carl's instructions and make it happen, in game challenge? What? ???

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« Reply #734 on: September 17, 2010, 08:35:52 AM »
how exactly do i start this challenge, is built into game or just follow Carl's instructions and make it happen, in game challenge? what? ???

Hi steelviper266. Welcome to the forum. This is a stand-alone challenge that you play at your own pace. There's no time limit as opposed to the many 2010 Tournament challenges. So, basically, you just read the rule set posted at the beginning of this thread, create your Young Adult, and dive in. It's a lot of fun. Everyone that's writing stories has wonderful, different angles that they're taking (no pressure to write a story... a lot of players just enjoy that aspect too).

Go for it and have fun. Post any problems you have and we're here to help.  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #735 on: September 17, 2010, 11:22:47 AM »
@samoht:

Are you restarting?

Nope, I just lost my plan of what I was going to get people do do in future gens.
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« Reply #736 on: September 17, 2010, 02:04:46 PM »
Samoht, I think the guitar skill is completely wasted on your founder.  That's a skill you could easily have another Immortal take up later on.  My opinion is that the founder needs to pick cooking, gardening, or fishing as their super max, with perhaps doing two of those skills all the way up to level 10 (gardening and cooking).  You can catch deathfish sooner than level 10 fishing, but you will need quite a few for ambrosia, so either you need to have omni plants and produce the fish that way, or you need to have someone earlier on supermax fishing.  I have my gen 3 immortal supermax fishing, and I was just barely able to get enough fish for gen 1 and 2 immortal without having one of them max out fishing accidentally.

The only way I could see getting by with having your last immortal do fishing, is if every spouse until then takes up that skill, and for me, that's a lot more work than is necessary.

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« Reply #737 on: September 17, 2010, 02:07:32 PM »
I have to max Guitar for my founder as there are no painting LTW apart from double skills and she won't roll any different LTW's that are easily done so I have in a way messed up.  :-\
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« Reply #738 on: September 17, 2010, 02:09:04 PM »
You can't pick a cooking LTW?  Your founder is a natural cook, right?

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« Reply #739 on: September 17, 2010, 02:10:56 PM »
I have to max Guitar for my founder as there are no painting LTW apart from double skills and she won't roll any different LTW's that are easily done so I have in a way messed up.  :-\

Yeah, getting a good LTW can be hard.  That's why I gave my Gen 2 sculptor the "frugal" trait which I didn't particularly want, just so she could get "Swimming in Cash".  Have you considered doing something like that?
 
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« Reply #740 on: September 17, 2010, 02:53:51 PM »
Well I guess I could switch over to cooking. I think I may, wish me luck!
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« Reply #741 on: September 17, 2010, 03:03:42 PM »
Good luck, Samoht!

I'm sorry I said guitar was pointless, obviously if you're not getting a LTW that works then you gotta find something that will.  :)

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« Reply #742 on: September 17, 2010, 06:30:51 PM »
OK, I'll give it a try. I bought her steel bladder and midlife crisis so it might help. But I can't waste a few days to sculpt in wood, metal and stone now, later when Gabriel become an Adult I will chase that challenge.

Are you playing with the Immortal Dynasty rules?  Midlife Crisis is banned for immortals.
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« Reply #743 on: September 17, 2010, 07:30:38 PM »
Are you playing with the Immortal Dynasty rules?  Midlife Crisis is banned for immortals.

Pam, Anushka was discussing Mid-Life Crisis in reference to Zelda Mae, the Founder's wife.

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« Reply #744 on: September 17, 2010, 09:45:49 PM »
Thanks, Metro.  I didn't follow closely enough.
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« Reply #745 on: September 17, 2010, 10:07:35 PM »
Oh, man.  I can't believe what's happened.  I got the travel bug for the first time and it completely broke my Dreamweaver Dynasty.  It started with Indigo having a dead husband in China and apparently a grown daughter working at the General Store.  And my family tree was busted.  It wouldn't show anyone but the active Sim.  Just the one single face, except for Indigo, which also showed her dead husband.  Well, I could live with this.  I wasn't happy about it, but it wasn't a game breaker.  So then, I completed the 17 day vacation with huge amounts of progress for Nectarine and Periwinkle, lots of great relics from Indigo's adventures, and tons of gems and metals from Carina's collecting.  The vacation was over and they went home.  At this point, they poofed out of existance.  Back at home, there was only Kenny.  His relationship panel didn't show any of the Dreamweaver women.  They were just...  gone.  So, I exited without saving and tried to send them home with the phone instead, but it was too close to midnight and the trip ended on its own.  The same thing happened.  Just Kenny.  Alrighty then.  I loaded the save prior to the one right before leaving China and used the phone to send them home.  No luck.  Still just Kenny back in Sunset Valley. 

The only good news is that I save several copies of my game and rotate them out.  Like, I have Dreamweaver A, Dreamweaver B, and Dreamweaver C.  Both A and B were corrupted beyond repair.  So I loaded Dreamweaver C.  Christopher is still alive and is 108 days old, so it's about 9 days prior to the files I lost.  Argh!!

Did someone here say they thought the travel bug was fixed?  No.  No, it's not.  It's definitely not.
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« Reply #746 on: September 17, 2010, 10:12:42 PM »
Oh, man.  I can't believe what's happened.  I got the travel bug for the first time and it completely broke my Dreamweaver Dynasty.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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« Reply #747 on: September 17, 2010, 10:14:11 PM »
Pam, I feel so bad about your wasted gameplay!  But at least you could return to an earlier save.  I am doing very little travelling because of my fear of bugs.  When I do travel, I save before leaving and then don't save again until my sim/s are home, so if necessary I can exit without saving and haven't lost anything except the wasted time.

On the bright side, maybe Christopher will live even longer this time round.

Glad you don't have to start over.
 
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« Reply #748 on: September 17, 2010, 10:24:53 PM »
 :'(  :'(  :'( Oh, no, Pam. I don't even know what to say. I'm so sorry. What a waste of your precious time. Rats!!!

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« Reply #749 on: September 17, 2010, 10:35:04 PM »
Thanks, everyone.  It's a kick in the guts, but I'm not going to stop the dynasty.  I've also been advised to not take a single adult Sim traveling and this makes sense to me considering it was Indigo who got the husband and kid that seem to start this whole mess.  I'm very relieved that I still had that save file, even if I have to replay a whole Sim week or more.  Periwinkle had gotten all the way to level 10 in Sculpting and was only a couple ice sculptures away from having them not melt.  Nectarine had at least 25 paintings in her inventory ready to sell when she got home to get her to level 10 in her Painting profession.  Sorry, Indigo.  No more travel for you!  Oh, another thing...  the interactions were bugged, too.  They would talk to each other on their own well enough, but if I gave the command, it would bounce off.  And I couldn't command them to eat, either.  They would start, then bounce off and be standing by the table without having eaten.  They couldn't introduce themselves to other Sims or anything.  I think I had every EA bug in the world hit my game all at once. 
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