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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9775 on: June 09, 2014, 07:18:16 PM »
Am i allowed to change a lot type or two to "Resort" at the beginning of games? Because I really love the resort game play from Island Paradise but Isla Paradiso is too laggy even after just a week and it becomes unplayable.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9776 on: June 09, 2014, 07:24:44 PM »
The below snippets should be able to answer your question.

Can I change the lot type of a lot in town to something else?  Example: The Water Hole Juice Bar in Riverview to a Hangout or Recurve Strand in SV to a beach or Small Parks of Moonlight Falls to anything.
 -- The answer to this used to be a flat no.  With the introduction of Moonlight Falls and the small park situation, it was agreed upon that players can now change some lots.   Small parks & undesignated lots can now have their lot designation changed to one of these four choices only: Hangout, Beach, Big Park or Cat/Dog Park.  The reason for this is to allow players the ability to purchase these lots in game to place rabbit holes as needed or to give more options for real estate purchases.   You cannot delete these lots as per the rules but you can now purchase them which will allow you the ability to personalize placement of a few things you may not have been able to fit. Example: Changing a 64 x 64 small park in Moonlight Falls to a Big Park.   You can now purchase the Big Park and place a studio which needs at least 40 x 40 and one of the diners or the TL bistro since you still have room (if you wanted to).
Note: Because you have to place the Casino, the casino does not fall within the allowance of this policy.  It has to remain the same.

On 7/03/2013, the following rulings were made:
Resorts - If a player wishes to own a resort, that is their choice.  To get access to one players will need to either place a resort from Island Paradise or convert a private lot to a resort.  No new lots can be placed to be converted by you into a resort. Resorts are not business or properties so they don't count for those requirements.  There is also no career associated with resorts.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9777 on: June 09, 2014, 07:27:51 PM »
Okay, thanks a lot!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9778 on: June 10, 2014, 03:45:03 AM »
But don't you get insurance money when your home lot burns?
I'd like to prefer working (or owning resort) to have money and have none of my action queue interrupted rather than having insurance money but my action queue is in jumbles.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9779 on: June 10, 2014, 03:37:14 PM »
This may be a bit off topic, but if you like the buff you get from your sims listening to their favorite music, when you make your founder set his or her favorite music as custom. Then go into the Sims 3 folder and put your favorite music in the custom music folder. My sims shall now exclusively listen to Les Mis. 

EDIT: Also, are we aloud to use the Black Dragons from Dragon Valley to summon death flowers for your sim to plant?

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« Reply #9780 on: June 10, 2014, 03:57:04 PM »
EDIT: Also, are we aloud to use the Black Dragons from Dragon Valley to summon death flowers for your sim to plant?

Yes.  As long as you plant the death flower and use the homegrown deathflowers for your immortal, you are good. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9781 on: June 10, 2014, 04:02:07 PM »
Okay, thank you so much. It is now a lot easier to obtain death flowers and life fruit.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9782 on: June 10, 2014, 05:19:32 PM »
I'm curious...why is Mid-Life Crisis LTR banned for immortals?

I am playing a base-game immortal dynasty and I am running out of LTRs.  I was a little careless in the level of detail when I did my planning.  It appears I may be short an LTR or two.

It was my intention to complete this immortal dynasty with only the base-game installed.  If I were to compromise my intention, would I be able to install an expansion to have more LTRs available to finish and still be eligible for Hall Of Fame?  My last immortal is a baby so I am rather close to finishing.

Please advise.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9783 on: June 10, 2014, 05:26:58 PM »
You should have enough LTRs in the base game to satisfy the requirements of the dynasty. It's banned for immortals because immortals can't change their traits. Other things that change immortals' traits are banned too.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9784 on: June 10, 2014, 05:28:44 PM »
why?  does it change their lifespan?  what if we didn't change a trait and just used the reward?

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« Reply #9785 on: June 10, 2014, 05:36:26 PM »
It doesn't change their lifespan; it's just an arbitrary limitation of being immortal as decided by Metro. :P I don't know about the second one, though.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9786 on: June 10, 2014, 06:11:05 PM »
Eh...what can I say? If I could go back and rewrite the rule set it would be much different today. :)

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« Reply #9787 on: June 10, 2014, 06:32:52 PM »
It was my intention to complete this immortal dynasty with only the base-game installed.  If I were to compromise my intention, would I be able to install an expansion to have more LTRs available to finish and still be eligible for Hall Of Fame?  My last immortal is a baby so I am rather close to finishing.

I saw no one addressed this yet, and I'm not sure if it's still a consideration, but...

The general rule re expansion packs is, "install upon initial acquisition, or play without." In other words, you could only install additional expansions when you first purchased them (since they were new to you), but if you opted to not do so, then you were stuck without them for the duration.

However, the final call is, as always, Metro's.

(I counted here that there are 30 base game LTR, and by removing the Midlife Crisis, that gives you 29 - you would need only 24 unique ones, and have 5 overlappings. Is there not even the uselessly frivolous one or two you can use?)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9788 on: June 11, 2014, 02:27:37 PM »
What about buying midlife crisis and not changing any traits? That would help Caterina a lot...

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« Reply #9789 on: June 11, 2014, 03:14:42 PM »
My interpretation of Metro's post was, "sorry, no can do." Otherwise, wouldn't he have said yes?

(Of course, one of his hidden traits could be Absent-Minded ;D)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9790 on: June 11, 2014, 03:55:26 PM »
I've encountered an interesting glitch. I started my immortal dynasty, and looking through the town looking for helpers I found an additional family that I assumed moved in the minute the game started. It was the Song family(as in River Song). It's a sim I made that's in the bin in edit town that was moved in autonomously. I didn't move her in. Am I still aloud to use her for the challenge, considering her traits are for her to be an artist/cook?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9791 on: June 11, 2014, 04:01:57 PM »
You aren't using Mods are you?  I know Story Progression lets you choose whether to use Sims from your bin.  If you're using Mods, you aren't eligible for HoF anyway.  But I'm not familiar if EA story progression will choose Sims from the bin, so I'd wait for one of the team to let ya know.

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« Reply #9792 on: June 11, 2014, 04:08:20 PM »
No, im not using any mods. I deleted the folder at the beginning of the week while I was getting ready to start this.

Haven't figured out how add images through dropbox so here's the link to a pic of my Sims 3 folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fz8s69ng8wcd0t/Screenshot%202014-06-11%2016.05.13.png

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9793 on: June 11, 2014, 04:16:16 PM »
why?  does it change their lifespan?  what if we didn't change a trait and just used the reward?

Well, technically the reward itself is banned. That means it's off limits from purchase not just from use. Are you not able to complete your Dynasty without buying that reward?

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« Reply #9794 on: June 11, 2014, 05:12:01 PM »
As it turns out, I am short two.  So the next question would be, am I allowed to install an expansion pack to gain access to other LTRs to complete it and still qualify for Hall of Fame?

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« Reply #9795 on: June 11, 2014, 05:25:27 PM »
I've encountered an interesting glitch. I started my immortal dynasty, and looking through the town looking for helpers I found an additional family that I assumed moved in the minute the game started. It was the Song family(as in River Song). It's a sim I made that's in the bin in edit town that was moved in autonomously. I didn't move her in. Am I still aloud to use her for the challenge, considering her traits are for her to be an artist/cook?

Yes you are allowed to use her since the game moved the family in (and you didn't).  However I will be extremely scared to continue, knowing its a glitch, who knows what will happen down the line?  Might be safer to just start a brand new file (new dynasty), assuming you are only 1-2 days in.

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« Reply #9796 on: June 11, 2014, 05:29:41 PM »
Okay, thanks for the answer. I've had this happen in a couple other free-time games and nothing game breaking has ever happened in those. I think I'll just continue. Thanks again though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9797 on: June 11, 2014, 06:00:49 PM »
As it turns out, I am short two.  So the next question would be, am I allowed to install an expansion pack to gain access to other LTRs to complete it and still qualify for Hall of Fame?

This Dynasty can be completed with only the base game, so I am sorry if you made an error somewhere along the line. :(

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« Reply #9798 on: June 11, 2014, 06:14:47 PM »
It's okay.  It was my intention to finish with only base game.  I was just wanting to check my options.  I haven't written the story yet so I don't have a lot of time invested.  I had a lot of fun and I am really enjoying my dynasty lot.  I thought it was going a little too smoothly...

I'm not devastated or even sad.  I was a little bummed when I finally decided to plan the last two immortals and counted LTRs.  I'm okay ...no need for sad faces.  :)

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« Reply #9799 on: June 11, 2014, 06:28:08 PM »
Thanks, Caterina. Yeah I cannot help but sometimes get emotionally connected to players' efforts and when they make a mistake I can take it hard too.

 

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