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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #875 on: September 24, 2010, 08:01:13 AM »
Thank you Pam and Metro, for the welcome and the info. So I can convert an empty lot of the appropriate size to commercial and then place any of the 5 Ambitions lots on the converted lots?

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« Reply #876 on: September 24, 2010, 08:14:12 AM »
Thank you Pam and Metro, for the welcome and the info. So I can convert an empty lot of the appropriate size to commercial and then place any of the 5 Ambitions lots on the converted lots?

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« Reply #877 on: September 24, 2010, 09:10:58 AM »
To anyone curious about my gardening statement, it's really quite easy:

Planting and fertilizing both give experience to gardening. So if you plant an absolute enormous amount of plants in the beginning, you can push your Sim to lvl 7 quickly. Then, once he's at lvl 7, planting and fertilizing a mass of garlic can easily max out the skill because garlic pushes experience much higher than something like lowly lettuce or apples.



To save funds and time, I sent sim to the library, with some food in inventory, sometimes just fruits, and in 2,5 sim day they can reach level 7 by reading. If bookworm and fast learner, it take even less time.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #878 on: September 24, 2010, 10:12:25 AM »
Pam/Metro-

I hope it's okay with you both, but I just started another Dynasty on BB (couldn't resist), and placed the following in my family inventory to get starting funds to $1800:

The Water Breathing Dragon $2300 (Decor-Sculptures)
Fun Time For Kraken Fountain $5200 (Decor-Sculptures)

Let me know if this is a problem.

EDIT:  I did this, not realizing you told us which items to buy on the first page.  I will fix it to be correct according to the rules.

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« Reply #879 on: September 24, 2010, 10:24:14 AM »
Pam/Metro-

I hope it's okay with you both, but I just started another Dynasty on BB (couldn't resist), and placed the following in my family inventory to get starting funds to $1800:

The Water Breathing Dragon $2300 (Decor-Sculptures)
Fun Time For Kraken Fountain $5200 (Decor-Sculptures)

Let me know if this is a problem.

EDIT:  I did this, not realizing you told us which items to buy on the first page.  I will fix it to be correct according to the rules.

No, that's fine, simfulicious. The important thing was you brought available funds to $1800. Good work.

To save funds and time, I sent sim to the library, with some food in inventory, sometimes just fruits, and in 2,5 sim day they can reach level 7 by reading. If bookworm and fast learner, it take even less time.

If by "saving time" you're thinking that reading a book in the library gains gardening experience faster than actually planting, I can assure you that the opposite is true.

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« Reply #880 on: September 24, 2010, 11:08:04 AM »
I meant on collecting seeds or earning money to buy fruit in grocery in order to plant many of them to gain skill. Maybe I'm wrong, but specially first 5 levels seems to me that are easier to get by reading, and after that tending garden regularly improves skill pretty fast.  
I was looking for a way to avoid increasing gardening skill to get life fruit, so I sent Zelda who was already level 4 and green thumb to learn 3 more levels in library, and immortal collected 11 special seeds, all in one day. Then she came home and while she planted those 11 seeds she almost hit the level 8. After that she only weeded them until immortal harvested enough fruits and now only money trees. She is still level 8 after many many weeks ( but I didn't fertilize plants and sprinklers are watering it). One thing is for sure, while reading they don't need to shower as much as when they tend garden :D

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« Reply #881 on: September 24, 2010, 11:24:33 AM »
I meant on collecting seeds or earning money to buy fruit in grocery in order to plant many of them to gain skill. Maybe I'm wrong, but specially first 5 levels seems to me that are easier to get by reading...

Nothing builds gardening skill gain faster than planting and fertilizing. Period. End of story. Now, does reading a gardening book at the library save you money compared to buying all of the fruit to plant? Of course.

But, we're getting a little OT here, so if you want me to give any more specifics I'd be happy to share them in the Skill board.



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« Reply #882 on: September 24, 2010, 04:06:47 PM »
Just about had a mishap in my story.  My founder ate ambrosia and the next day was working on a metal sculpture.  He caught fire and was too far away to reach a shower and I was not paying attention.  The reaper came and thank heavens I had remembered to put a deathflower in his inventory, because that would have been the end of that.  So the moral is, put deathflower in inventory and just because your sim has 10 skill points in sculpting or inventing, does not make them immune to fire. ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #883 on: September 25, 2010, 12:31:44 AM »
Ack, all my ice sculptures have turned into discs. I just went to check what I needed for the museum and all the sculptures there are just discs. Mind you, they are expensive discs lol one is worth 6,312.  A little while before, Nicholas got an opportunity to sculpt an ice sim for the police department and when it was finished it was just a disc. That didn't worry me because I still got 3,500 for the opportunity.

I've had them sculpt discs before, but I've never had the ones that are completed revert to discs. I hope it's temporary.

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« Reply #884 on: September 25, 2010, 01:25:41 AM »
Ack, all my ice sculptures have turned into discs. I just went to check what I needed for the museum and all the sculptures there are just discs. Mind you, they are expensive discs lol one is worth 6,312.  A little while before, Nicholas got an opportunity to sculpt an ice sim for the police department and when it was finished it was just a disc. That didn't worry me because I still got 3,500 for the opportunity.

I've had them sculpt discs before, but I've never had the ones that are completed revert to discs. I hope it's temporary.

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You mean your ice sculptures for your immortals?  They were sculpted by a Sim who had the 25 ice sculptures complete so they don't melt?
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« Reply #885 on: September 25, 2010, 01:41:06 AM »
Yes they were sculpted by a sim who had completed 25 so they won't melt. This is like the glitch where sometimes the sculptures come out as a disc. When you view them they say they are an ice sim but they are just the base disc. But these ones were true ice sims when they were sculpted and placed in the museum.
Here you can see Jackson's adult and elder portraits and 'sculptures' and on the lower side there is Nicholas' child and teen 'sculptures



I've tried moving them in and out of the family inventory to see if that does anything, but it didn't  :(

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« Reply #886 on: September 25, 2010, 02:12:28 AM »
I've tried moving them in and out of the family inventory to see if that does anything, but it didn't  :(

Have you tried restarting the game?
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« Reply #887 on: September 25, 2010, 02:37:49 AM »
Umm, feel a little silly for not trying that. It worked, I have proper sculptures again.

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« Reply #888 on: September 25, 2010, 03:07:51 PM »
I swear I am CURSED!  Someone in Sims heaven hates me.  Yesterday Justin found out the love of his life who he met at his birthday party turned elder!  Ok, one romance down the tubes, moving on.  He searched and searched and the best he could come up with was Aurora Shallow, a teenager.  So, he had time and waited, meanwhile making her his best friend.  The day she turned YA he proposed and she accepted.  All good, right?  I have always done private wedding but I really wanted a pretty, formal, bride in white wedding.  Getting everyone at the right place, at the right time, and in the right clothes was a challenge I doubt I'll ever willingly repeat.  So, they get happily married, happily try for baby, (the party was a HUGE success for once), and I go to save.  ERROR 12!!  arrrrrrgggghhhhhh!   Considering it was now four a.m. I decided to bag it and let whatever happens, happen.  I've yet to go back in.  Fortunately I saved just after I set up all the decorations for the party and before the wedding.  Private wedding it will be!  Oh, FYI, Aurora has wonderful traits and is very pretty.  She is good, natural cook, dramatic, neurotic, and light sleeper.  Ok, last three not so great but she wants to become a 5 star chef so it works just fine, especially considering the family she's marrying into!
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« Reply #889 on: September 25, 2010, 03:39:18 PM »
Oh geez!  That's so frustrating Joria!  Last night I had something similar happen, and I haven't gone back into my saved game yet to see how much time I lost.  Hopefully not a lot!

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« Reply #890 on: September 26, 2010, 05:24:36 AM »
I lost that entire day of play, which is several Sim days.  When I went back in the closest was after he had barely turned into a YA.  Like, 3 days into it.  It's ok though, I just carried on and was grateful I had at least saved that far!  So now Aurora is a bit different it seems.  Not quite as anxious to be his friend let alone his love interest.  We'll see what happens.  Meanwhile, HE's in no rush.  After all, he'll be immortal, and being a male it doesn't matter if he's an elder he can still produce the next heir.  So he's maxed out one skill toward his LTW of being a DaVinci and supermaxed the other and will now start on my least favorite, inventing.
He's getting BFF's but one by one they are aging up faster than he is and turning into elders.  Of course, they were older to begin with.  His high school friends are still around his age.    He's got his building and property and done several Black Ops, too many to remember them all.
Gee, I guess I'd best chose his 3 unique LTR.  Oh, wait, he has one.  Something about artisan crafting.  So, two more to go.  He has a lot of points so far so it won't be a problem at all.

I suppose I really should go ahead and start writing the story as it's progressed.  Today there was a very surprising event.  I'll write it out in the story thread tomorrow.  Got to get some sleep or I'm in BIG trouble with the dh.
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« Reply #891 on: September 26, 2010, 05:29:14 AM »
@Joria:

You need to check your private messages.  :)
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« Reply #892 on: September 26, 2010, 09:48:37 AM »
I recently started this challenge with a male sim and it has been going really well since he married Morgana Wolff who is unskilled but artistic and turned out to have a lot of money.

I made the rather odd choice of starting with the charisma skill combined with the 20 friend goal since it’s the only LTW I know is possible to complete in just a few days so assuming that the moodlet manager is allowed they could then get one of those really fast. After the charisma challenges he will also be able befriend other sims just by saying hello which could be useful for stopping a selected family from randomly moving out.

Just one question to make sure I understood this correctly: Say my first immortal maxes out an additional skill after their supermax skill, could another immortal also max that skill if no one ever uses that as their supermax skill?

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« Reply #893 on: September 26, 2010, 09:58:01 AM »
Just one question to make sure I understood this correctly: Say my first immortal maxes out an additional skill after their supermax skill, could another immortal also max that skill if no one ever uses that as their supermax skill?

Yes, as long as no other immortal has it as a supermax you are fine. For example, all immortals could reach level 10 in handiness, providing they all have another skill as their supermax.

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« Reply #894 on: September 26, 2010, 09:58:12 AM »
Just one question to make sure I understood this correctly: Say my first immortal maxes out an additional skill after their supermax skill, could another immortal also max that skill if no one ever uses that as their supermax skill?

The supermax skills can only be maxed by one sim, so there will be 8 supermax skills by the time you're done.  This leaves 7 other skills that can be maxed by any and all of the immortals.  So if I'm understanding your question correctly, I believe the answer is yes.
 
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« Reply #895 on: September 26, 2010, 10:12:24 AM »
Wow two answers in so little time, what an effective forum! Thank you both, I think I know how it works now. I wanted to try making photography a skill that anyone can max since there is a bonus for first picture of something.

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« Reply #896 on: September 26, 2010, 01:59:43 PM »
@Joria:

You need to check your private messages.  :)

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« Reply #897 on: September 27, 2010, 12:52:12 AM »
I'm just wondering, is anyone else making use of digital picture frames for the photographs?  It just occurred to me to use them so those panoramic shots will use less space.  In my museum I've got one of the largest frames for each Immortal, that way any size picture will fit in it.  It doesn't look quite as impressive as all the pictures hanging up individually, but it's great for having more room for other paintings and such.

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« Reply #898 on: September 27, 2010, 01:00:32 AM »
I've started using the digital frames.  I've got many pictures in one frame set to do the slide show and it's great!
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« Reply #899 on: September 27, 2010, 01:01:25 AM »
Yeah, I've never used the frames much until this challenge, and they're actually pretty useful!