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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9400 on: January 26, 2014, 08:45:16 PM »
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We banned interactive loading screens for tournament challenges, but not dynasties.  Should we?  Are they game breaking enough to be banned in dynasties?


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9401 on: January 26, 2014, 09:39:57 PM »
I'm not sure if it's game breaking enough to warrant a ban, but it might be worth considering. I think everybody has them -- I might be mistaken, but I think they came in a patch as well as ITF, so everyone playing HoF Dynasties should have them due to the Patch Level restrictions. So it's not a case of one player having them and another not, if you know what I mean. It does seem like "free LTHP" though. I was going to start doing them but thought it might be banned, so held off.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9402 on: January 26, 2014, 11:21:45 PM »
I'm not sure if it's game breaking enough to warrant a ban, but it might be worth considering. I think everybody has them -- I might be mistaken, but I think they came in a patch as well as ITF, so everyone playing HoF Dynasties should have them due to the Patch Level restrictions. So it's not a case of one player having them and another not, if you know what I mean. It does seem like "free LTHP" though. I was going to start doing them but thought it might be banned, so held off.

Everyone definitely has them as long as they're patched up. They came with the ITF patch, not the game itself.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9403 on: January 26, 2014, 11:37:21 PM »
I stopped using the interactive loading screens because they seemed to cause my game not to load on the occasions when I had them underway, so for me they were game breaking in that way. However, my simming computer isn't exactly the latest and greatest hardware.

It doesn't bother me either way, however, I'll just continue not to use them. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9404 on: January 27, 2014, 01:56:15 AM »
It's definitely a patch, not ITF.

I've used them, it gives me something to do while I wait and wait and wait for my game to load. My laptop can handle it for now, but I suspect it's causing the game to take more time to start. I also don't get very many points out of it, certainly not enough for an instant LTR of any size, even if I start with a single sim.

Anyway, it is technically free LTHP, but it's not anything close to a game breaker, at least in my game. I personally wouldn't be all that upset if it were banned just because I don't really get anything out of it, but at the same time I don't really see reason to ban the loading screens when so many other methods of obtaining points, wealth, etc. are allowed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9405 on: January 27, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
Checked with the boss, he is ok with the interactive loading screen for dynasties.  Just remember it's a "no" for tournament challenges, but perfectly fine for dynasties.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9406 on: January 28, 2014, 02:48:59 PM »
Until late last night my time, (6 or so hours ago) the game wasn't allowing me to get the latest patch. I have since noticed that
* the sims seem to be moving much quicker,
* my Gen 2 heir absolutely flies through her homework (I selected her to do her homework with her future spouse, and before he could even sit down, she had completed her homework - previously she plodded along with her homework at the usual rate), (Others in my family seem to do their homework at the usual rate)
* she seems to have that super fast skilling bug that was common place a little while ago. Alchemy is her supermax, that is the skill she is learning, and like her father, she's a witch. (Others in my family seem to be raising skills at the usual rate) (When her father, Jon Lessen, learned alchemy, he also had the gatherer trait and didn't fly through the levels).

I'm mostly concerned about points 2 and 3 above.

Her traits are gatherer, loves the outdoors, loves the heat and friendly. The family has the motive mobile and a couple of moodlet managers, and one of her unique LTRs is the magical vacuum, which gave her an icon, but no actual vacuum in the family inventory (she got it as a child, which was the mistake on my part).

She seems to be the only one effected (her mother (Founder) is currently raising athletic skill and it is going at the usual rate. I have sent gen 2 to raise athletics, and it doesn't seem to be raising overly quickly.

Are there any legitimate ways for me to fix up the super fast skilling issue? If not, I'll deal with it and hope it doesn't go down through the generations.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9407 on: January 28, 2014, 03:18:15 PM »
The homework thing happens with teen witches, sometimes they get singed from it as well, it's an odd witch quirk and took me a while to realise how my kids were getting singed.

I can't say I've noticed any skill speed up as yet, although I had a vamp learn 5 levels of piano in a night but well he's a vamp, i've not played with them much but I know they skill fast and there was also an incense burner in the room, ironically he was Jon Lessen as well  ;D So virtuoso to boot, I shall keep an eye out for that though, I hope it isn't back again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9408 on: January 28, 2014, 03:37:44 PM »
Thanks Turoskel

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9409 on: February 02, 2014, 05:34:27 PM »
Can PlantSim spares try for/plant kids?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9410 on: February 02, 2014, 06:34:56 PM »
I don't see why not, as long as you keep household space in mind.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9411 on: February 05, 2014, 03:04:03 AM »
Weird question ...

I throw a clone drone potion at a townie (paparazzi in this case) doubling up on the fun of having them around the place. If I manage to make best friends with both of them, can I count both drones as best friends when it comes to meeting immortality criteria, or do the 6 best friends have to have different names?

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« Reply #9412 on: February 05, 2014, 11:32:53 AM »
You're right, that is a weird question :P

A good one, though. My personal feeling is you should be able to count both, since they are two separate people who just happen to share the same name. Assuming that clone drone doesn't turn them into Siamese twins, that is. ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9413 on: February 05, 2014, 11:42:52 AM »
I agree with Shirin, though I would make a note in your thread that they are totally separate people. The game can occasionally give two separate sims the same names, especially when it comes to party dancers, because their names are picked from a very limited pool.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9414 on: February 05, 2014, 12:26:06 PM »
Weird question ...

I throw a clone drone potion at a townie (paparazzi in this case) doubling up on the fun of having them around the place. If I manage to make best friends with both of them, can I count both drones as best friends when it comes to meeting immortality criteria, or do the 6 best friends have to have different names?

Yes, sounds okay to me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9415 on: February 08, 2014, 06:56:40 AM »
ok thanks all.

Another question

Can the opportunity you get from the Time Traveler to repair the portal count towards black ops for an immortal?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9416 on: February 08, 2014, 07:14:27 AM »
If it takes up one of the regular opportunity slots, then yes it does.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9417 on: February 11, 2014, 03:38:04 AM »
Thanks Trip.

One further question for now.

I have purchased Prism Art Gallery, Roaring Heights and the Boardwalk.

I haven't played the Oids since purchasing them.

I'm fairly certain that I can place the Boardwalk in Riverview when I next go in to the game, but what about Prism Art Gallery and its contents, have any decisions been made as to whether or not that will be permitted for use within Immortal Dynasties and any parts of it which are banned?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9418 on: February 11, 2014, 07:36:37 AM »
No decisions have been made regarding the Prism Art Studio and its content, though I played with glassblowing in a for-fun file, and it didn't seem to do anything that would break the spirit of the Immortal Dynasty. No life extending interactions/objects, and even though it doesn't really matter, it's not a huge moneymaker either.

The Artisan skill that comes with glasslowing does not have any skill challenges and therefore isn't supermax-eligible.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9419 on: February 11, 2014, 10:59:24 AM »
I've just discovered a bug with money trees and the gatherer trait. Someone asked about it a few days ago and another person said that it is a known problem (Obviously not to me until two days ago). Is there a solution, like getting permission to trait swap, or do I need to continue frantically finding special seeds.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9420 on: February 11, 2014, 11:11:57 AM »
I've just discovered a bug with money trees and the gatherer trait. Someone asked about it a few days ago and another person said that it is a known problem (Obviously not to me until two days ago). Is there a solution, like getting permission to trait swap, or do I need to continue frantically finding special seeds.

Sure, go ahead and do a trait swap. If you have the points, then buy Mid Life Crisis. If not, then I guess use the cheat.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9421 on: February 11, 2014, 11:47:50 AM »
Sure, go ahead and do a trait swap. If you have the points, then buy Mid Life Crisis. If not, then I guess use the cheat.
Thanks for getting back to me so quick! That's a relief. I think I might abandon self-employment after two generations of bugs in those skills.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9422 on: February 14, 2014, 12:21:42 AM »
My Challenge Idea (PS I dunno how to make my own post  :'( ):
The Frozen Challenge
Based off the movie
have the mom and dad die
live in a castle
lock Elsa (or the supernatural sister) in a room
Your goal is to only play Anna (or the human sister) and try to get to play with Elsa
No cheats
You can start at any age earlier than young adult (Which means no young adult)
When the human sister has reached young adult and the super natural has reached adult you open the gates (unlock all doors!) For a day.
Here comes the tricky part.
You make two gentle men for the sisters play the men and try to get them to fall in love. You cannot play the supernatural sister what so ever until she runs away after unveiled her secret at the ball when the doors are open
Have the human sister chase after the other one and try to find her. Then try to maintain a happily ending  8)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9423 on: February 14, 2014, 12:28:37 AM »
Hello lilcasscass, and welcome to the forum.

This thread is for the Immortal Dynasty challenge and questions about it only, not for challenges that you create. However, if you wish to officially make your ruleset into a Project (user-made challenges), you can PM Pam or Metropolis Man with a proposal to make a new Project.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9424 on: February 15, 2014, 10:14:26 PM »
I'm fairly certain that I can place the Boardwalk in Riverview when I next go in to the game, but what about Prism Art Gallery and its contents, have any decisions been made as to whether or not that will be permitted for use within Immortal Dynasties and any parts of it which are banned?

Dek

Yes permitted, Prism Art Gallery and its contents are ok to use for ID.  However if you do find any life extending/shortening properties while using the gallery, please notify us.  Thank you.