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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6175 on: October 18, 2012, 07:04:10 AM »
I've placed the Plumbob Studio Backlot down on Sunset Valley at the end of Pinochio street at the end that forms a T intersection with Sierra Tango Drive which leads up to the military base. Is that fine with regards to this challenge?

Sounds fine to me. Sunset Valley does not come with a studio by default in a fresh file and you added one which is totally within the rules.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6176 on: October 18, 2012, 09:42:24 AM »
Thanks Metro.

I'm trying out photography. Does a photograph of my Founder as a Young Adult playing the Bass and titled (by Sims 3) as "Rocking Out" satisfy the requirement for his Young Adult photo?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6177 on: October 18, 2012, 09:51:26 AM »
Thanks Metro.

I'm trying out photography. Does a photograph of my Founder as a Young Adult playing the Bass and titled (by Sims 3) as "Rocking Out" satisfy the requirement for his Young Adult photo?

Yes it does because it's the Immortal that's "Rocking Out" so he clearly is the focus of the photo.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6178 on: October 19, 2012, 03:23:17 AM »
Is anyone else being driven insane by the gardening bug in SN?  Poor Destiny-my founder-can barely tend his pride and joy anymore because every time I tell him to do anything to his plants, he suffers a jump error and the queue drops.   :(  It's no longer needed to complete his immortal requirements, but it keeps him busy-or did, before the bug-and provides fantastic cooking ingredients.  Now, though....if it wouldn't fail the challenge, I'd go pop in a mod to fix it.  Shame, really.  I know the bug is related to a mushroom, but it affects all the plants, and began before he planted any.

I just wish EA would stop mucking up their own coding every time they release an expansion or patch!  They need a better testing system, maybe.  Let some of the players test the content for you prior to release; lots of other games have great success with this approach.

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« Reply #6179 on: October 19, 2012, 03:32:17 AM »
Is anyone else being driven insane by the gardening bug in SN?  Poor Destiny-my founder-can barely tend his pride and joy anymore because every time I tell him to do anything to his plants, he suffers a jump error and the queue drops.   :(  It's no longer needed to complete his immortal requirements, but it keeps him busy-or did, before the bug-and provides fantastic cooking ingredients.  Now, though....if it wouldn't fail the challenge, I'd go pop in a mod to fix it.  Shame, really.  I know the bug is related to a mushroom, but it affects all the plants, and began before he planted any.

I just wish EA would stop mucking up their own coding every time they release an expansion or patch!  They need a better testing system, maybe.  Let some of the players test the content for you prior to release; lots of other games have great success with this approach.

Metro OK'd Overwatch to be used to fix this bug for me, so I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed to. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6180 on: October 19, 2012, 03:52:42 AM »
Metro OK'd Overwatch to be used to fix this bug for me, so I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed to. :)

But she can't just pop in Overwatch to fix it and say, 'oh by the way I used Overwatch and then removed it but I didn't get permission first' because I don't believe the rules have changed, so kittyclaws still needs to ask permission and have it granted before she goes ahead and does it.

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« Reply #6181 on: October 19, 2012, 03:56:55 AM »
But she can't just pop in Overwatch to fix it and say, 'oh by the way I used Overwatch but I didn't get permission first' because I don't believe the rules have changed, so kittyclaws still needs to ask permission and have it granted before she goes ahead and does it.

Point taken. :) I just remembered someone (Lasnien, I think) who did it as well, but I had forgotten they had also asked.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6182 on: October 19, 2012, 03:59:53 AM »
Point taken. :) I just remembered someone (Lasnien, I think) who did it as well, but I had forgotten they had also asked.

Rica already told me not to give out advice that said that 'someone could do x' without stating that they needed to ask permission, so now i'm careful.  :)

Oh, Seab in UC is friends with one of my sims in my Dynasty....if I ever put up an actual chapter, i'll be showing them meeting.  ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6183 on: October 19, 2012, 04:38:56 AM »
I just wish EA would stop mucking up their own coding every time they release an expansion or patch!  They need a better testing system, maybe.  Let some of the players test the content for you prior to release; lots of other games have great success with this approach.

But I thought that the players of the Sims 3 are the alpha and beta testers for it already. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6184 on: October 19, 2012, 06:52:31 AM »
Is anyone else being driven insane by the gardening bug in SN?  Poor Destiny-my founder-can barely tend his pride and joy anymore because every time I tell him to do anything to his plants, he suffers a jump error and the queue drops.   :(  It's no longer needed to complete his immortal requirements, but it keeps him busy-or did, before the bug-and provides fantastic cooking ingredients.  Now, though....if it wouldn't fail the challenge, I'd go pop in a mod to fix it.  Shame, really.  I know the bug is related to a mushroom, but it affects all the plants, and began before he planted any.

I just wish EA would stop mucking up their own coding every time they release an expansion or patch!  They need a better testing system, maybe.  Let some of the players test the content for you prior to release; lots of other games have great success with this approach.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6185 on: October 19, 2012, 09:44:57 AM »
Photos are allowed to have the same classification yes (As in, all of the shots can be something like Housemate?)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6186 on: October 19, 2012, 09:54:01 AM »
Correct - Half my dynasty photos are "Celebrity Sighting" because I can't seem to get anything else to come up since they all have 5 stars by YAhood.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6187 on: October 19, 2012, 10:44:40 AM »
Correct - Half my dynasty photos are "Celebrity Sighting" because I can't seem to get anything else to come up since they all have 5 stars by YAhood.

Good because all of mien are Housemate because the photographer was too busy sculpting and painting to socialize. She was constantly hopped up on potions of Bliss.

Are there any more valuable ones that aren't too difficult to get?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6188 on: October 19, 2012, 10:54:06 AM »
All of my celebrity ones were around 900 apiece.    For Toddlers, I always get the one where it's Child playing in Toybox.   Playing catch is a good one.   Most of the ones from the Best in Class category are good.  Some of the better ones all have to deal with something you get from WA - sims sparring, breaking boards, snake charming.  I'm also a big fan of the Sims in Motion category.  Pillow fighting, graduation, wedding are nice.  If you go to do the one for pillow fighting and it just says Fight, that one is acceptable, too. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6189 on: October 20, 2012, 01:10:34 AM »
Ok so one of my non-immortal sims got a wish to fight a mummy in Egypt and I let him... And he ended up cursed. He's married to a spare so at first I just wasn't going to let them have kids but now that he's cursed I'm tempted to let him die and give them a child. I really didn't mean for him to get cursed (he has a few points in the athletic skill) but is it ok if I just let him die now, or do I have to try to save him?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6190 on: October 20, 2012, 06:10:50 AM »
Ok so one of my non-immortal sims got a wish to fight a mummy in Egypt and I let him... And he ended up cursed. He's married to a spare so at first I just wasn't going to let them have kids but now that he's cursed I'm tempted to let him die and give them a child. I really didn't mean for him to get cursed (he has a few points in the athletic skill) but is it ok if I just let him die now, or do I have to try to save him?

It's your choice. He's a non-Immortal so there is nothing in the rules stating he has to stay alive.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6191 on: October 20, 2012, 06:19:31 AM »
Metro, wouldn't that be breaking this rule, though?

No Sim can be moved out. All household members are to live a full and natural life and their eventual death can never be expedited (intentional killing).

Since you know that the Sim is going to die, it seems like intentional killing to me. It's not like a Sim is standing outside and suddenly gets hit by a meteor - that's random and you don't know it's going to happen until it does. With the Mummy, you know the Sim's going to die in 14 days unless you cure the curse.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6192 on: October 20, 2012, 07:12:30 AM »
I guess it's a fine line here. I'd feel differently if Ditndav had the Sim fight the mummy with the intent of getting cursed, the you're clearly trying to kill a Sim. But, I get the feeling it was an accident. In other words, I sort of do not look at the choice of not curing as expedited killing since getting cursed in the first place was not intentional. It's a tough call.

@Rica -- what's your opinion?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6193 on: October 20, 2012, 09:31:25 AM »
I say attempt to save him.  I mean I seem to remember that the mummy's curse lasts for a ridiculous amount of time before actually killing the sim, like 7-10 days.  It's been so long since I was cursed I don't remember.  Considering the length of time involved,  it almost feels wrong to say it's ok for you to wait it out.   I say attempt to save him.  If you have supernatural, get a cure elixir.  If not, go back to Egypt.   If you only had like 3 days to go through a very large tomb that's one thing, having a week or more?  Even if you didn't mean for him to get cursed, it feels like you are deliberately letting him die by not at least attempting to get into the tomb or to get the adventure to pop to do it.


Edit: Actually there are five known ways to cure the curse and I'm betting the cure elixirs work too.  And the curse lasts for 14 days.  I say cure him.

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  • Rebuild both King's Sarcophagi - Blessed and Cursed, sleep in the Cursed Sarcophagus first (turning the Sim into a mummy) and then in the Blessed Sarcophagus. This can be done in the Sim's home.[Not an option in the immortal dynasty]
  • Buy a snake charming basket in Al Simhara. Cursed Sim can practice snake charming to unlock the option to upgrade to a King Cobra. Using the kiss from a King Cobra can cure Mummy's curse.
  • Get the moodlet manager lifetime happiness reward and click the mummy's curse moodlet.
  • Make the Sim meditate, this makes the curse vanish in a few hours.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6194 on: October 20, 2012, 09:33:57 AM »
Okay, works for me. Thanks, Rica.

@Ditndav — go ahead and cure your Sim.

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« Reply #6195 on: October 20, 2012, 04:16:38 PM »
Ok, I did feel kinda guilty by deciding to just let him die since it really is easy to cure a cursed sim. I just took it as a sign to just let them have a kid (I had been debating wether or not to let them for a long time) since the dad wouldn't be taking up a slot anymore. But yeah I do see how since it's so easy to cure them and you get such a long time how you should.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6196 on: October 21, 2012, 06:28:55 AM »
I have a question about that scary skill challenge, Guitar Star.

As recommended, I ONLY have Guitar as a skill. I have completed two Guitar Opportunities (In the End (playing for the business office) and I've got your back ... up (playing at the theatre)). A sim day after completing I've got your back ... up, I've been offered "In the End" again. At the moment I've accepted it, however before I do it (I've essentially got a sim week to go before it must be completed) I wanted to check that accepting the offer to do the same opportunity more than once counts towards the Guitar Star skill challenge, before I actually make my mind up regarding doing it or giving it a miss. :)

Also, I wanted to confirm that in terms of black op requirements, "In the End" can only be claimed once.

So, my questions are ...
1) Can the same guitar skill opportunity count multiple times towards the Guitar Star skill challenge, if you roll it up multiple times?
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2) Does the same guitar skill opportunity only counts once in terms of the six black ops, regardless of how many times you roll it up?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6197 on: October 21, 2012, 06:37:23 AM »
1) Can the same guitar skill opportunity count multiple times towards the Guitar Star skill challenge, if you roll it up multiple times?

No idea, but I should assume so.

2) Does the same guitar skill opportunity only counts once in terms of the six black ops, regardless of how many times you roll it up?

Yes, it does.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6198 on: October 21, 2012, 07:11:17 AM »

So, my questions are ...
1) Can the same guitar skill opportunity count multiple times towards the Guitar Star skill challenge, if you roll it up multiple times?
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It does. All you need to complete it are 10 completed ops, not ten individual ones.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #6199 on: October 21, 2012, 07:32:54 AM »


I have a question - are Mods like Pose Player allowed - does it fall under the CC rule, or does it count as a Mod?

No Mods are allowed.  Period.  So Pose Player is not allowed. 

@Dek - the others are right for the skill challenge you can repeat the same one over and over and it counts for that.   You have to have 6 that are named different as well as unique from other immortals to count for blackops.  So you can't have two "In the End"s on your blackops list.
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