Author Topic: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge  (Read 1277312 times)

Online Trip

  • Challenge Board Assistant
  • Global Moderator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 4039
  • Oh, she wanna creep like ivy?
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9750 on: June 03, 2014, 07:37:17 AM »
You can't use the familyfunds cheat at all, except for when you first start out to set your funds to $1,800. In your case, buy really expensive things and put them in your family inventory, perhaps?
No respect, no chance, cease and desist when I chant-

Forum Rules / DecaDynasty

Offline Ferretmania

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • FerretmaniaDK on Origin
    • World Of Sims
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9751 on: June 03, 2014, 10:45:24 AM »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but a quick search didn't come up with an answer.

What's the state on non-useful CC building objects, like paintings, sculptures, pillows, lights, etc? I want to decorate my house but if I need to stick to EA-made stuff I will. Thanks in advance!

I did a search too  and found this answer from Metropolis Man on a similar question :


And you said custom content for sims is ok but does that include custom content objects (windows, paints, floors, furniture, etc.)?


Yes, as long as we're only talking about appearance things and not game-changing mods, that's fine. All CC is a use-at-your-own risk understanding.
I only live in real life when my sims need a break ;)

Raven's Immortal Dynasty



Registered members do not see ads on this Forum. Register here.

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9752 on: June 03, 2014, 11:43:19 AM »
I do not recommend using custom content, even if it is just to decorate your house.  The game itself has become so filled with bugs and using more custom content will just makes it worst.  Even EA made stuff is causing problems, why risk your dynasty with non-EA made stuff?  Dynasty are long, I'm sure 1-2 weeks you won't have any problems but as you play this longer and longer you will find more and more errors and bugs.

Offline Pam

  • Community Manager
  • Administrator
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 15236
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9753 on: June 04, 2014, 01:24:09 AM »
Hi all, It's MastrChief. I decided to make a new profile because I lost my old password.

You cannot have two Forum accounts.  I can help you reset the password on the MastrChief account, if you want.  Please contact me ASAP via private messaging and we'll work it out.  In the meantime, please don't make any more posts using DisasterAhead because the account will end up deleted. 
Read and heed the Forum Rules, please!

Support the site when you purchase online!
Dreamweaver Immortal Dynasty
Dreamweaver 4 x 4 Dynasty
Pam's Sims 4 World Blog

"Half of my posts are correcting people. The other 49% is moving threads."

Offline Sherry

  • A stressful student mostly. A 0,01% nice
  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: 593
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9754 on: June 07, 2014, 06:30:25 AM »
If someone suddenly got combustion on my land and I didn't help him/her from the fire, and they die, is it count as a cheating?

What about if I use a fireblast magic on a community place ( like the park ) and someone caught on fire, and I didn't help them and they die is it count as cheating?

Lastly, by mastering a job or profession, does it mean that we just have had the job at level 10, and then we could just switch job?
You want to see a miracle? be the miracle - Bruce Almighty 'God'
Everybody Lies - Gregory House

My current Goth project Goth Affairs
A Blood Red Dynasty My first try in dynasty

Offline Shirin

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9755 on: June 07, 2014, 07:30:50 AM »
In order:

1) No. I had asked this same question previously in the Life States Dynasty thread. It should apply, you didn't intentionally kill the sim.

2) Should be same as above, unless you're fireblasting the sims. I would avoid that.

3) Yes.

Offline Sherry

  • A stressful student mostly. A 0,01% nice
  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: 593
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9756 on: June 07, 2014, 09:00:54 AM »
Thanks for clarifying my questions, Shirin.

Btw I just remembered this since I've been trying to attracting aliens in my other saves : does alien allowed to be part of our household? is the heir allowed to procreate with an alien?
You want to see a miracle? be the miracle - Bruce Almighty 'God'
Everybody Lies - Gregory House

My current Goth project Goth Affairs
A Blood Red Dynasty My first try in dynasty



Registered members do not see ads on this Forum. Register here.

Online Trip

  • Challenge Board Assistant
  • Global Moderator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 4039
  • Oh, she wanna creep like ivy?
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9757 on: June 07, 2014, 10:09:06 AM »
Aliens are fine to have in the household, and for making heirs.

I have different feelings than Shirin about indirectly burning Sims to death. It just strikes me as breaking the rules for some reason. :-\
No respect, no chance, cease and desist when I chant-

Forum Rules / DecaDynasty

Offline Shirin

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9758 on: June 07, 2014, 04:04:36 PM »
Don't worry, Trip, I had those same feelings - "if I'm just watching them burn/drown/etc, isn't it breaking the rules if I don't intervene?"

In the Life States thread, immediately after the rules where all of the FAQs are, it was addressed there - long as you're not deliberately trying to kill them, it was deemed ok.

Online Trip

  • Challenge Board Assistant
  • Global Moderator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 4039
  • Oh, she wanna creep like ivy?
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9759 on: June 07, 2014, 04:07:54 PM »
Are you sure that was intended to apply to all of the dynasties, though? Like, for a Life States Dynasty, letting someone die is useful because you can get a new life state out of the deal. In an Immortal Dynasty, it just seems pointless and weird.
No respect, no chance, cease and desist when I chant-

Forum Rules / DecaDynasty

Offline Shirin

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9760 on: June 07, 2014, 06:26:33 PM »
That was my interpretation, but you raise a valid point - since I don't believe there's a FAQ for the Immortal Dynasty like there is for the Life States, it should probably be confirmed.

Though, I would dispute the pointless and weird part! You know how it is when Generation 6's spouse just won't die? :P Also, it makes for more interesting gameplay (and story, if Sherry is doing one) that "my parent/sibling/spare child died of something other than old age!" ;D

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9761 on: June 07, 2014, 07:14:10 PM »
If someone suddenly got combustion on my land and I didn't help him/her from the fire, and they die, is it count as a cheating?

What about if I use a fireblast magic on a community place ( like the park ) and someone caught on fire, and I didn't help them and they die is it count as cheating?

Lastly, by mastering a job or profession, does it mean that we just have had the job at level 10, and then we could just switch job?

Actually for me my thinking is-

1) No
2) Yes
3) Yes

If the person caught fire by himself and then die, I don't feel like its cheating if you don't go out of the way to help him.  If you purposely set the ground on fire so someone could catch fire, to me that seems like cheating.  That's my opinion.

Offline Shirin

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9762 on: June 07, 2014, 07:47:09 PM »
If the person caught fire by himself and then die, I don't feel like its cheating if you don't go out of the way to help him.  If you purposely set the ground on fire so someone could catch fire, to me that seems like cheating.  That's my opinion.

But if you're setting the ground on fire to fulfill a wish, and someone catches fire by happenstance, it's ok?

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9763 on: June 07, 2014, 08:13:10 PM »
Well if you need to fulfill a wish, then setting the ground by your home on fire and a paparazzi caught on fire, then I guess its ok.  However purposely going to the community park and setting ground on fire seems wrong.

There is no official ruling on this yet, everyone can jump in and discuss.

Online Trip

  • Challenge Board Assistant
  • Global Moderator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 4039
  • Oh, she wanna creep like ivy?
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9764 on: June 07, 2014, 09:12:20 PM »
I'm fine with setting the ground on fire with a Fire Blast or something; "Fighting Fire" is a photo subject, after all, and worth a decent amount. But there is a difference between causing a fire and immediately putting it out, and causing a fire, walking away, and thinking "let's hope someone dies."
No respect, no chance, cease and desist when I chant-

Forum Rules / DecaDynasty

Offline Shirin

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1497
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9765 on: June 07, 2014, 09:44:23 PM »
So a fireblast followed by immediate extinguishing is ok, and if some sim is dumb enough to get caught on fire during that brief window, we're under no obligation to help them, then?

I would actually like to hear from Sherry too, her feelings (and intent, if there was any beyond curiousity).

Also, Trip, "let's hope someone dies" made me laugh. It sounds so sociopathic.

Offline Deklitch

  • Nemesis of Reality
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2410
  • Cruising the Danube, Amsterdam=>Budapest Dec 2018
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9766 on: June 07, 2014, 11:01:26 PM »
My founder of a new ID was given the One Sim Band LTW. He completed it Wednesday Week 1 (thanks to multiple brain enhancement machines and potions). Yhanks to his Wish Enhancing Potion, received over 100k in LTHPs for completing it.

I'm pondering whether the Band 'Career' (which I've never done before) counts as a Career in terms of the unique career requirement. I'm not aware of anyone having done it as a career in the ID and so am just wanting to make sure it counts. :)

Many thanks,

Dek

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9767 on: June 08, 2014, 08:51:48 AM »
@Deklitch

Yes, band is a career (self-employed).

Offline Sherry

  • A stressful student mostly. A 0,01% nice
  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: 593
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9768 on: June 09, 2014, 06:55:17 AM »
Okay, I've been running on my dynasty and not checking on this again, so I might be a bit late to explain this.

Well if you need to fulfill a wish, then setting the ground by your home on fire and a paparazzi caught on fire, then I guess its ok.  However purposely going to the community park and setting ground on fire seems wrong.
Perhaps I should explain first: why a community park? and not home lot?
Because when I set fire on home lot, household member would immediately got their queued activity hijacked and they have to running o the fire and doing the silly fire dance, and me as a partially obsessive compulsive watcher find this incredibly annoying.
So, if I do fire blast on a park, who cares if the random townies activity had to be interrupted? I certainly don't, they are not controlled by me.  8)

But sometimes there are too much townies surrounding the fire and I have no idea what s wrong with the path-ing but my sim can't reach the fire because someone blocked her path and suddenly a sim caught on fire. And I think 'Aaaaw! not again!'.

I personally felt bad too if I don't help the sim who caught on fire, but the with the path problem, it could take hours before I could finally succeeded. So, I have to ask those questions above, about the okay or not to ignore the sim who caught on fire.

My sim is a witch and would occasionally has a wish to hit a fireblast. Hence the reason for occasional burning on the park. In reality (or real life) perhaps they all had developed phobia of fire already.  :P
You want to see a miracle? be the miracle - Bruce Almighty 'God'
Everybody Lies - Gregory House

My current Goth project Goth Affairs
A Blood Red Dynasty My first try in dynasty

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9769 on: June 09, 2014, 08:53:53 AM »
I'm fine with setting the ground on fire with a Fire Blast or something; "Fighting Fire" is a photo subject, after all, and worth a decent amount. But there is a difference between causing a fire and immediately putting it out, and causing a fire, walking away, and thinking "let's hope someone dies."

Ok I see your reasoning for going to the park instead of home lot.  It's fine as long as you intend to put out the fire but routing issues prevent it.  I agree with Trip on this, it's the intention that I am worry about, let's put fire in the park then hope someone dies, that feels like cheating. 

Offline Trident

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 306
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9770 on: June 09, 2014, 09:32:32 AM »
But don't you get insurance money when your home lot burns?

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9771 on: June 09, 2014, 09:43:30 AM »
@Trident

If you burn down items you do get insurance money, but if its just the ground (no items destroyed) then you don't get anything.

Offline bubbles

  • Dynasty Novice
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1478
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9772 on: June 09, 2014, 03:47:08 PM »
The bug might be fixed now but I played a save file with a witch about a year ago who fire blasted the ground in the middle of her front lawn with nothing in the way. She put out the fire immediately and then received 300,000 simoleons insurance payment. Has anyone else experienced this recently?
Bubbles's Workshop
Friends are like potatoes; if you eat them, they die. My friends friend.

Online Trip

  • Challenge Board Assistant
  • Global Moderator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 4039
  • Oh, she wanna creep like ivy?
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9773 on: June 09, 2014, 03:56:36 PM »
I haven't, but I've heard of the bug. I'm ambivalent towards this; for one, it is a pretty big (possible) exploit, but it's also a really little thing to ban. I might test it when I get home from work today to see if I can consistently get loads of insurance money from it.

I could definitely see banning it for the Tournament Rules, though.
No respect, no chance, cease and desist when I chant-

Forum Rules / DecaDynasty

Offline Nutella

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 2883
Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9774 on: June 09, 2014, 04:52:26 PM »
I just tested it, fireblast my ground, got $324 insurance money only.  I'll keep trying to see if I can get 300,000