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Offline Blackrosea

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8775 on: September 26, 2013, 05:09:28 PM »
I've tried it a few times, but only had it work once. Sim friend showed up, then promptly fled. ;D

It might be the time of day, if late at night, or their needs are low. It maybe a time they are "working" as well.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8776 on: September 27, 2013, 09:06:27 PM »
Ok, thank you all I will try at the end of the weekend because I am going away & I couldn't go on the sims yesterday. :D



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8777 on: September 28, 2013, 03:29:07 PM »
Nutella, I didn't know we should clear DCCache, I thought it was DCBackup? 
Another thing that might help:  Close your sims game, clear your cache (package files, world cache, thumbnails, DCCache), then restart your game.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8778 on: September 28, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
Nutella, I didn't know we should clear DCCache, I thought it was DCBackup?

If you have custom content, then I don't recommend it.  Deleting all those package files should be good enough.  I play without custom content, so I don't have problem deleting DCCache :) 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8779 on: September 28, 2013, 04:15:55 PM »
Well, you could always start posting your story, and then go back and edit them to add the screenshots. :)
Thanks for the tip :) but I kinda need the pictures to tell the story :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8780 on: September 28, 2013, 09:30:35 PM »
Hi everyone,

I joined the forum today because I have been reading about the challenges here and decided I want to try one, so I decided to try this. I have only been really playing the Sims for a short time but I've had it for years, I just would always create a Sim like me really and play for a little bit, now I've learned how fun it is to play different kinds of characters and what all I can do in the game.

So I'm going to attempt this now :) Is there anything I need to do to sign up or get started? I'm sure I will have a lot of questions later because I don't understand everything just yet but I will keep reading the thread, there's a lot to read :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8781 on: September 28, 2013, 10:11:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum! There isn't any formal process for starting an immortal dynasty/"joining" the challenge. Just follow the rules and play! It's so incredibly fun.

By the way, there is absolutely no need to read all 350+ pages of this thread. Just the rules on the first page, pretty much.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8782 on: September 28, 2013, 11:08:05 PM »
I need a little help understanding the rules for the super max skills - If I want to have one immortal have the supermax skill be Inventing and then they also max out painting and sculpting (for da vinci LTW) then another one has supermax skill of writing and then also maxes painting (for Illustrious author LTW) is that valid? They both have maxed painting but neither is claiming that as the unique super max skill. Is that right?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8783 on: September 28, 2013, 11:11:02 PM »
That would be correct.  Once one Immortal maxes a skill, it is ineligible to be a future supermax.  So in a lot of ways, it's easier to keep those skills you want reserved for one Immortal away from all the other ones because if say your Founder later maxes handiness on accident, no one can use it as a supermax skill for requirements and it can actually make you fail, depending upon whether you have enough time to supermax another skill.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8784 on: September 28, 2013, 11:47:48 PM »
I apologize if this has been asked and answered somewhere in the 350 pages of the thread.  I looked for a quite a while and tried some searches, but didn't find an answer.  What do we do if our Immortal Sim is not getting ANY opportunities.  Everyone else in the house has phones ringing all the time, but not the Immortal. I know that one of the reasons is that he's self-employed (horseman career) but when I was running into some issues with supermaxing riding, I supermaxed alchemy, figuring that would also get me the Philosopher's Stone opportunity chain. No luck. So I added some skill points in gardening, fishing, athletic and charisma, and still haven't gotten any skill challenges. I am running out of skills to add without risking a lot of future mischief in the dynasty.

I've maxed the horseman career so I suppose I could drop it and join another one -- is there a good one for creating a bunch of opportunities quickly?

Is this a problem with Aurora Skies, perhaps?

Any tips anyone has will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8785 on: September 28, 2013, 11:49:24 PM »
Combined rabithole careers cause issues.  But I would take business or education since they both give decent opportunities, at least in my experience.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8786 on: September 29, 2013, 12:22:07 AM »
Any self employment career is always a problem with opportunities.  Try rabbit hole careers (like business, culinary, law, etc.) 


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8787 on: September 29, 2013, 12:27:29 AM »
Thanks.  I know I need a rabbithole career, because of the problems with self-employment.  I appreciate the tip to try business or education.  Does anyone know why skill-related opportunities might not be showing up? I am partly asking because I wonder if I should scrap the dynasty attempt at this early stage, if this is likely to be an ongoing problem.

Thanks again!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8788 on: September 29, 2013, 12:29:37 AM »
Base game skill related opportunities should be showing up if you have at least like level 4.  I find that if I only have 1 or 2 skill levels, very little opportunities pop. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8789 on: September 29, 2013, 01:32:48 AM »
If it's at all possible, you could throw the Immortal in question into the Private Investigator career for the required number of Ops left you need, then take up horseman again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8790 on: September 29, 2013, 07:42:07 PM »
Thanks for the help! I'm excited in getting started
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8791 on: September 29, 2013, 08:01:59 PM »
I was hoping to start an Immortal Dynasty in the new store world, Midnight Hollow, and I want to make sure not to break any rules! I have two questions: 1. which lot is acceptable to place the founder on? and 2. is the content from the Savvy Seller's collection allowed to be used?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8792 on: September 29, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »
There hasn't been a decision made on that yet. I want to say that the previous protocol for new worlds applies. In short: don't use it until the Team says you can and what you can.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8793 on: September 29, 2013, 10:40:22 PM »
Yes Trip is correct, please don't use it yet.  We will discuss this and give you an answer hopefully in a day or so.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8794 on: September 30, 2013, 09:01:37 AM »
The team decided on what lots in the new Midnight Hollow world would qualify as ID lots. They are:

28 Swallow Street
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8795 on: September 30, 2013, 12:28:16 PM »
So after my second generation aged up to child, they won't sleep in their bed. They literally cancel out the action on their own. I've tried many fixes, including ResetSim --- and ResetSim *, but they don't work. Can I please evict my family and then move in again to see if it works? My immortal Dynasty is going for HoF!! Thanks!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8796 on: September 30, 2013, 12:32:26 PM »
Is this for all beds or just one? Did you try replacing the affected bed(s)? Evicting them through Edit Town is usually a last resort.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8797 on: September 30, 2013, 12:52:28 PM »
CodyAlex, try deleting objects near the bed such as lights, windows, wall decor, doors, any nearby furniture etc. I've had many problems where a nearby object caused this problem.


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8798 on: September 30, 2013, 12:57:53 PM »
CodyAlex-

Buy a new bed, put it out in the open (like in your yard), where nothing is blocking.  See if your sim can sleep on that bed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8799 on: September 30, 2013, 01:01:30 PM »
I've tried everything mentioned above, but to no avail. I'm pretty frustrated at the moment.