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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9600 on: April 05, 2014, 02:18:52 PM »
I thought that we always allowed unicorns? I can think of at least two HoF dynasties that had unicorns in the household (Katluvr's Faes and Rica's Grims).

EDIT: I also found one of Metro's old rulings:

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So i decided i'd start a new dynasty, using horses as my main income. This has probably been asked before, but are you aloud to adopt unicorns?

Yes. They have some magical powers such as the gardening blessing, but nothing that would give a player a huge advantage such as life extension, etc.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9601 on: April 05, 2014, 02:25:43 PM »
I don't think the team ever discussed it. I have personally never had a unicorn in my family so I did a bit of research when I found out about their abilities. It was on Carl's guide of course.

Another power that is very helpful in the gardening skill is Bless Flora, which will advance a plant to its next stage of growth. You can use this about three times with a max charge. Blessed plants have a chance to turn into Life Fruit. This spell will also revive a dead plant. Unicorns can also Curse Flora, which will kill a plant instantly. I am not sure why you'd want to use this, but you have the power!

This seems like a pretty powerful thing to have for an immortal dynasty.

Metro may decide that unicorns are allowed so long as you do not use their special plant skills.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9602 on: April 05, 2014, 05:45:53 PM »
What about making a backstory for our characters? Can we still get HoF status?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9603 on: April 05, 2014, 05:50:04 PM »
I'm not a team member, but many people give them backstories in a separate file.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9604 on: April 05, 2014, 05:56:35 PM »
Metro's original ruling about unicorns stand. I wasn't on the team back in 2011 which explains why I don't recall us discussing the use of unicorns.

So yes to having a pet unicorn.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9605 on: April 08, 2014, 01:21:06 PM »
Hi, guys, I was wondering if anyone knew what happened if a played male sim got a female homeless sim pregnant. Will the baby be born? Will the dad be unable to see them until the kid got older? Will a played sim eventually be able to move the kid in?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9606 on: April 08, 2014, 01:28:01 PM »
Hi, guys, I was wondering if anyone knew what happened if a played male sim got a female homeless sim pregnant. Will the baby be born? Will the dad be unable to see them until the kid got older? Will a played sim eventually be able to move the kid in?

Yes baby will be born, but they will not stay in your household (will be with mom).  You can see your kid when they got older, but sometimes the game will move the family away, its luck.  If you want to play the kid, you have to move the kid in with mom or wait for the kid to be older (YA) then move him/her in.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9607 on: April 08, 2014, 01:40:12 PM »
I once had a male sim in my dynasty household impregnate a homeless female. The game didn't seem to treat the homeless kid too much differently from those born to residents. He appeared around town once he was a child and was able to be contacted normally. I don't think his aging was thrown off too much, but I can't say that I kept the best tabs on him. :P

Moving him in will be possible when he's of age, as with any sim.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9608 on: April 08, 2014, 09:55:42 PM »
Hi, I just saw the hall of fame for Life States Dynasties and one of them had an immortal cat. Why is that not allowed in immortal dynasties?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9609 on: April 08, 2014, 10:00:10 PM »
It's because life extension is pretty tightly regulated in the Immortal Dynasty, in that the only sims allowed to extend their lives are your immortals when they have finished their requirements. The restrictions apply to pets in an immortal dynasty to keep things consistent. In the Life States Dynasty, pretty much anyone can extend their lives, and that includes pets.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9610 on: April 08, 2014, 10:11:56 PM »
Oh, that makes more sense. Thanks.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9611 on: April 11, 2014, 03:54:43 AM »
What if your sim picks up a special seed? How do we make sure it doesn't go in their inventory? And what do we do with the seed? ???
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9612 on: April 11, 2014, 08:11:25 AM »
Plant it as soon as you get it, or put it on the ground.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9613 on: April 11, 2014, 12:55:09 PM »
What if your hunting at the graveyard say. Would you be allowed to have it in your inventory till you get home? And would you have to go straight home or can you look for some more?
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« Reply #9614 on: April 11, 2014, 01:21:25 PM »
What if your hunting at the graveyard say. Would you be allowed to have it in your inventory till you get home? And would you have to go straight home or can you look for some more?

You can take the seed from your inventory and put it in your home lot on the ground or fridge or chest without going home.  Put the seeds in home lot as soon as you pick them up, don't leave them in your inventory till you go home.


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« Reply #9615 on: April 12, 2014, 12:03:44 PM »
Ohhhh Okay. One more question, can spouses and spares supermax a skill that an heir will supermax?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9616 on: April 12, 2014, 12:08:47 PM »
Ohhhh Okay. One more question, can spouses and spares supermax a skill that an heir will supermax?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9617 on: April 13, 2014, 08:37:30 AM »
I get it now! Heir with the sculpting skill, you are safe!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9618 on: April 13, 2014, 03:19:19 PM »
Hey, I found a fun variant on some of these challenges, I don't know how to get it worked into Immortal Dynasty right now, but it basically is typing in:
FamilyFunds <lastname> 0

Every night.  I wanted to play a game where poverty was a constant struggle, so I made a sim (Hungry H. Hobo, the H stands for Hungry), and said he could only start with his sleeping bag and one beloved possession, and was only allowed to get one new item each night.  Every night at 11:59, I would sell everything he had beyond those few possessions, and all his cash would be stolen via the console.

Most fun I've had playing sims in years. 

For the immortal Dynasty challenge, it might be fun to do something similar to this with the founder--when he would've "died" all but one of the possessions purchased with his funds/life work as an estate tax and drop the household funds to 0.  I mean, honestly, for most veteran players, obtaining money isn't a challenge, this makes money a much more potent strategical component to gameplay.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9619 on: April 13, 2014, 06:30:43 PM »
Making money isn't the hardest part of the immortal dynasty at least not in my opinion. I don't believe anyone has ever failed because of lack of funds  :D

 The 4 by 4 dynasty is more money focused and has more limitations on how a player can make money.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9620 on: April 13, 2014, 06:37:34 PM »
I think that was their point, it's so easy to make money, so they want to add another challenge to make it harder.

I don't see what it has to do with the Immortal Dynasty though, you could just do a challenge on it's own based off that idea.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9621 on: April 13, 2014, 06:51:19 PM »
I understood their point. My point was that money making is not the hardest part of the immortal dynasty and if you want to make it harder then I wouldn't necessarily go down the money route.
For instance I have done it without using any elixirs,moodlet manager or motive mobile. I have played it on medium age setting and am currently playing a game on the short setting.(Getting opps to fire is the hardest part if anyone is interested)
You could play it without traveling at all which could make it harder. You could start off with a poverty stricken spouse,not use any helpers except for the spouse.

There are many ways to make the immortal dynasty harder but in my humble opinion the hardest part of the immortal dynasty is generation 8.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9622 on: April 13, 2014, 07:51:14 PM »
In my ID, Gen 8 is 4 days from full on adulthood. She's completed everything except the museum pieces and the BFs ( I don't count those until everything else is done). I don't have any travel EPs so I'm used to that. The family has 9million in cash. I stopped making any effort to make money after the first million. Someone (I don't remember the name), is using only the base game. Now that sounds like a challenge!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9623 on: April 15, 2014, 11:11:00 PM »
Since the issues caused by Into The Future for skill based opportunities, how viable are drums/guitar/bass/piano as supermaxes?

I have a targeted immortal doing Renaissance sim for LTW, and am pondering about chucking an instrument skill in as his supermax. Alternatively, I'm pondering going for 'One Sim Band' for a sim's LTW, and if supermaxing an instrument will be far too difficult, I'll do a different skill as supermax

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9624 on: April 15, 2014, 11:22:24 PM »
I assume that the ITF bug more or less kills any chance of supermaxing those skills. And One Sim Band is hard, in my opinion. I had a spouse do that in my dynasty, and in spite of gaining plenty of skill from the xylophone and boarding school, it took her until she was well into her 80's to fulfill the LTW.
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