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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8925 on: October 24, 2013, 03:41:20 PM »
Thank you for clearing it up, I read the rules once more and was delighted to find I won't have to start again - though next time I'd buy the expensive camera asap =]
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8926 on: October 24, 2013, 10:23:00 PM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8927 on: October 24, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »
I have two rules questions:

1. Best friends - Does a spouse count as a best friend? I can no longer see their exact "friendship" title, but if I sort the list, and the spouse is between two other "best friends", does that mean they have the required level?

2. Photographs - if we want to include photographs in the museum value, do we have to have them for every heir and age, like with the portraits?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8928 on: October 24, 2013, 11:48:47 PM »
1. Spouses can be best friends if their relationship is as high as is needed for best friends.

2. You don't need to have photos for every stage of life. Lord knows that I've forgotten plenty. :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8929 on: October 24, 2013, 11:56:02 PM »
Into The Future Updates:

- Traveling is banned until the 2nd generation becomes Young Adult. Travel includes going to University to get a degree or Time Travel (Into the Future).
- The Quantum Power Chamber (Hibernation Chamber) is banned.
- Plumbots are banned.

Clarification for whenever I get around to doing another, and since I don't have ITF installed yet due to a challenge file: Are Plumbots treated the same as Simbots? As in, make them and then promptly kick them out? Mostly for any associated skill challenges or lifetime wish or the legacy statue.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8930 on: October 25, 2013, 06:31:04 AM »
Clarification for whenever I get around to doing another, and since I don't have ITF installed yet due to a challenge file: Are Plumbots treated the same as Simbots? As in, make them and then promptly kick them out? Mostly for any associated skill challenges or lifetime wish or the legacy statue.

Yeah I have no issue with players treating Plumbots the same as Simbots — making them and then giving them the boot. Let's see what other team members say too.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8931 on: October 25, 2013, 07:28:50 AM »
I haven't installed into the future yet so I am not up to speed on gameplay. Does anyone know if plumbots are required to complete a skill challenge,as this was why simbots were allowed. If they are not required for a challenge then I see no reason to have them taking up a spot in the house.
Just realised I have no clue if they do take up a space in the house and will wait for people who actually have the expansion pack installed to have an opinion  ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8932 on: October 25, 2013, 07:36:49 AM »
I have my eyes on Grim's Ghastly Hallow as there is one premium item that interested me. I haven't get it yet, but plan to.

Can team look after this Door of Life and Death, it's safe to use in Dynasty? There's Reincarnate option and Simulate Genetic Merger. Thanks ;D
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8933 on: October 25, 2013, 07:46:02 AM »
I personally do not like this for the immortal dynasty challenge. Non heirs are not permitted to extend their lives in anyway so that is a big fat no on that score. As for the genetic merger goes that is a big no no. All heirs have to be the result of a natural pregnancy occuring between two Sims in the dynasty house. Except for generation seven who can reproduce without moving in a spouse*still has to be a natural pregnancy*

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8934 on: October 25, 2013, 07:59:26 AM »
Thank you, ratchie! I haven't get it yet so I don't know about the item is all about :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8935 on: October 25, 2013, 09:25:02 AM »
I don't have the Door of Life and Death either, but I don't see why a flat-ban on Simulate Genetic Merger would be necessary. As long as the child resulting from that isn't an heir, I don't see why it can't be used. We already allow adoption, the Clone Voucher, and cloning sims using the Science skill from University Life.

Though banning Reincarnation sounds fine to me.

As for Plumbots, I also don't have ITF, but from Carl's guide on the Bot-Making skill, none of the challenges seem to necessitate making Plumbots. If someone who actually has the EP can correct me, please do.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8936 on: October 25, 2013, 09:52:45 AM »
On the subject of plumbots, making them is a skill, but none of the challenges require plumbots themselves. That said, the easiest and quickest way (from my experience) to max the skill is to make a bunch of plumbots and upgrade their trait chips, which will help aid two of the three skill challenges. I'm going to play with it a bit after work and see if it's possible to max the skill without making any plumbots.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8937 on: October 25, 2013, 11:11:47 AM »
I thought there was a career that involved the plumbots? I can't find it now, but I thought I saw mention of that.

I've gotta go unhide the disk and install it tonight. :-\

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8938 on: October 25, 2013, 12:01:53 PM »
I thought there was a career that involved the plumbots? I can't find it now, but I thought I saw mention of that.

It's a self-employment career.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8939 on: October 25, 2013, 12:14:51 PM »
Ah, thank you very much! I thought I was losing my mind lol

My hope, then, is that it's still viable as a career, since they'd still be (presumably) handled simbot style - build and boot.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8940 on: October 25, 2013, 01:57:57 PM »
I have a question about travel to the future. From what I've seen in-game, time passes normally for any sims you've sent to the future, while sims still at home are paused (as in any other form of travel). This seems like it could cause some issues, like sending an unwanted spare into the future so that they're much closer to death than they ought to be. It could also be used to save a game from an unexpected gen 7 twin, I suppose.

I guess my question is: Should we always send the whole household into the future to avoid aging discrepancies? Or is it alright to use future travel to sort of "fast age" a spare that's no longer needed out of the household?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8941 on: October 25, 2013, 04:11:17 PM »
With all the questions about into the future and other content I think it would be best if the challenge team get together to have a little chat. We will get back to you as soon as everything is decided.

I only installed into the future this afternoon and I haven't explored as much as I would like.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8942 on: October 25, 2013, 04:36:58 PM »
Obviously I'm not challenge team, but my feeling is that probably you can't use the future travel to super-age a spare. I mean, we can't throw the age up elixirs to kill them sooner, this can't be any different.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8943 on: October 25, 2013, 05:22:43 PM »
Grim's Ghastly Manor Updates:

Door of Life and Death Reincarnation
Founders / Heirs -- No
Household Members -- no

Door of Life and Death intentionally killing off sim
Founders / Heirs -- No
Household Members -- No

Into The Future 2nd Update:

Plumbots -- Plumbots are not allowed as household members. Plumbots are allowed to be created then set free in order to complete the associated self employed career.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8944 on: October 26, 2013, 08:36:52 PM »
Hey guys, what's the ruling on zombies? Generation 2's romantic interest is a zombie, apparently. :( I know they can be healed with a cure elixir, so I'm constantly checking the elixir shop, but I figured I would ask none the less. Can they be added to the household, or should they be healed before they are?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8945 on: October 26, 2013, 08:41:06 PM »
Zombies can be healed by using a moodlet manager (if you had one). Just use cure option and that will remove their zombie state. After that they will be human again and I don't see any problem. That's my opinion though.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8946 on: October 26, 2013, 09:49:18 PM »
Help!! I went to hang my second generation's Toddler and Child portraits, and when I put them on the wall, they disappeared - now I can't find them anywhere! I put the walls up and down, they're not on either side - they are not in family inventory or any sims inventory - what do I do?? I can't get another toddler one of her, she already aged to child!!!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8947 on: October 27, 2013, 01:47:10 AM »
It's up to the challenge team about what to do now, but in the future, the best way to prevent that is to go into buy mode and move them off the easel, then hang them up. If they disappear, then you can just click undo and rehang them.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8948 on: October 27, 2013, 02:24:12 PM »
Is my heir allowed to date a future sim, have him move in then get married in the present?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8949 on: October 27, 2013, 02:28:37 PM »
It's up to the challenge team about what to do now, but in the future, the best way to prevent that is to go into buy mode and move them off the easel, then hang them up. If they disappear, then you can just click undo and rehang them.

I read another tip for preventing it if you have paintings in the inventory, to drag them to another sims inventory, and then hang them, so I went to my previous save to check if that would work and it did. However, I was still missing the toddler portrait - or rather, the one I had labelled as toddler showed the child one. So I would have failed anyway with that save.

At least I learned this early and it didn't happen in a later generation! I'm starting over.


The way I understand the rules is that once you hang a painting in the official museum you cannot replace it, but I can hang portraits in the rest of the house until I decide, right? So instead of keeping them in his inventory until I decide which one I want to use, I can hang them on a wall and then later pick which to "officially" hang in the museum and move it via buy mode?
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