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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10625 on: February 18, 2019, 11:30:45 PM »
Whenever somebody sees this, I have question about opportunities. Does the scavenger hunt for kids only count once or do the different hunts such as beetles, gems, etc... count  individually since they are for different types. I'm guessing it probably only counts once since a scavenger hunt is a scavenger hunt, lol

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10626 on: February 19, 2019, 04:49:51 AM »
Whenever somebody sees this, I have question about opportunities. Does the scavenger hunt for kids only count once or do the different hunts such as beetles, gems, etc... count  individually since they are for different types. I'm guessing it probably only counts once since a scavenger hunt is a scavenger hunt, lol

If it takes up an opportunity slot, it's eligible, and if two opportunities have different titles, you can count them separately. E.G "Scavenger Hunt - beetles" and "Scavenger Hunt - Gems" would be two different ones, whereas "Scavenger Hunt" and "Scavenger Hunt" with the difference being in the description will clash.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10627 on: February 19, 2019, 10:59:49 AM »
Thanks Seabody!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10628 on: March 13, 2019, 05:23:00 PM »
If like me, you sometimes (often err almost always) complete an opportunity and then realise you haven't written it down, the Sims Wiki on fandom has a listing of opportunities in game by career/skill/special category. https://sims.fandom.com/wiki/Opportunity is the link to it, it's not all of them, but it did just help me find the name of Baktu's 6th opportunity that he just completed - Spiraling Out.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10629 on: March 15, 2019, 10:11:51 PM »
Very  nice Dek! Thanks!

I have a question though. If the age of a sim is stuck and overwatch isn't catching it (yet), may I shift/click on her and choose "trigger age transition?" The interface says she's 99 days, but she is more like 101+ days.

Edit: I did a reset on her and it now says that she is 100 days. I'll wait for another day or 2 and see what happens.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10630 on: March 16, 2019, 05:07:56 AM »
I didn't realise we could use overwatch or any other mods with the sims 3 dynasty challenges.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10631 on: March 16, 2019, 09:51:43 AM »
Overwatch and Errortrap are essential! They correct glitches that otherwise get way out of control. They're not really a "mod" as such in changing the game play, they do not. A couple of things that overwatch does is remove all of the extra cars and stuff that are left over and bog the game down and it fixes stuck aging. They essentially fix EA's poor programming.

btw, my sim is 103 now! I'm getting rather impatient for her to kick the bucket, lol



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10632 on: March 16, 2019, 12:01:22 PM »
I took these from the first post to mean that overwatch and errortrap were banned.
* All modifications (mods) are banned. Period. Mods are patches that typically alter some component of gameplay. But, even if a mod supposedly does not alter gameplay you cannot use it. Remove all mods before beginning.
* 3rd party Custom Content that alters appearance such as skin tone or hairstyles, etc. is not considered a modification of the game and can be used at the player's own risk.

If I can in fact use them , that might help me in finishing one of these. LOL

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10633 on: March 16, 2019, 02:18:15 PM »
I'm sorry Dek, but I'm not going to let my game break and move my sims form town to town b/c of EA's bad programming. As I said, these "mods" do not alter game play at all. They fix things that EA *should* have fixed or not broke. I have enough problems w/using these as it is!

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« Reply #10634 on: March 16, 2019, 08:03:43 PM »
@Sonshine there's nothing preventing a player from playing a modded, unofficial dynasty and I encourage it because having fun is the first objective. But the rule has been around for the entirety of the challenge, everyone in the Hall of Fame has finished the dynasty without it, and it would be unfair to them to suddenly allow mods.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10635 on: March 20, 2019, 09:17:17 PM »
 Thanks Trip! I was only interested in the ones that fix game glitches namely, overwatch and error trap. I've already had to fix some.  Those 2 fix a LOT of issues. I would never make the hall of fame anyway, lol

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« Reply #10636 on: March 25, 2019, 10:57:14 AM »
No prob! Glad you can go on. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10637 on: March 26, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
oh dear! Founder Baktu is Elder and Aggie hasn't learnt Ambrosia yet, nor has Founder purchased his building. Everything else is in place. I think I'm normally overly reliant on the 'dusty old lamp'.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10638 on: March 29, 2019, 09:47:03 PM »
Figure I should double check before going ahead and assuming its ok. Our family cat caught a deathfish at long last. I have been assuming its fine for me to use this in the ambrosia dish when it comes time for that, even though it was a cat and not a sim that caught it. Is that correct?

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« Reply #10639 on: March 31, 2019, 04:04:39 PM »
Well, the rules say caught deathfish so I'm assuming a cat would be fine. Better wait for the official OK.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10640 on: July 26, 2019, 05:05:37 PM »
In Hidden Springs there is a community lot titled "Meadow Beach" that is classified as "Fishing Spot" given that in Aurora Skies we are allowed to change:

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Would you consider permitting us to change Meadow Beach (to Beach only)?

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« Reply #10641 on: July 26, 2019, 06:58:17 PM »
In Hidden Springs there is a community lot titled "Meadow Beach" that is classified as "Fishing Spot" given that in Aurora Skies we are allowed to change:

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Would you consider permitting us to change Meadow Beach (to Beach only)?

Nah. There's another beach in Aurora Skies (Basalt Beach, so it's not like you're missing one for wishes or the photography subject). The rules for Sundhöll Community Pool and Lend and Lean Library are because they are classed as "No Visitors Allowed", and giving them the proper designation allows you to buy them, confer the proper moodlets in the case of the library, etc.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10642 on: July 26, 2019, 07:07:05 PM »
But I'm not playing in Aurora Skies :) I'm playing in Hidden Springs and there isn't another beach in Hidden Springs.

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« Reply #10643 on: July 26, 2019, 07:14:49 PM »
Got confused. Fine by me.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10644 on: July 26, 2019, 07:24:00 PM »
Thanks, I think I could have phrased my original question better.

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« Reply #10645 on: November 14, 2019, 04:55:27 PM »

Thinking about starting a dynasty in Midnight Hollow once my games finish getting restored. Normal EA lots would look weird placed in this world, so I wouldn't want to say, place a consignment shop or other EA non-Midnight Hollow lots down, for the aesthetic. Trying to work out what effect that would have on my game play, if anyone has any thoughts. If I buy a lot, I can still do things like place EA rabbit holes on it, right? Like, place a gypsy caravan? But, I can't change lot types, right? It's been so long since I've played Sims 3 or done an Immortal Dynasty, if anyone has any advice for completing one in this world, I'd love to hear it!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10646 on: November 14, 2019, 05:07:43 PM »
I have always taken it to be, once you buy a lot you can do what you like to it, including putting down rabbit holes and building your own community lots.

Of course, once you put a rabbit hole down and leave the buy/build mode, the lot gets sold, but for most of the rabbit holes (the ones you can normally buy) can be purchased at a later time. You could also change the aesthetics of buildings if you like.

In Sunset Valley, my actions are always change the two beaches without types of community lots into beach community lots.

Purchase one of the beach community plots.

Put down the Rabbit holes I want (usually vote of antiquity, fortune telling caravan, fairy arboretum and subway).

Depending on available money, add in objects that can be placed AND will assist - eg skilling objects and those brain scan machines.

Leave the lot and get the money spent on lot back, which I then can use to purchase the placed fortune telling caravan.

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« Reply #10647 on: November 14, 2019, 05:16:13 PM »
You can place rabbitholes on a bought lot, it just sells the lot afterwards and it's unable to be bought again as a property and unfortunately that's the game saying that, not me as a moderator (buying the new rabbitholes for a building requirement is all good though)

Honestly with the exception of buying a camera, I think the consignment shop that came with Ambitions is redundant when you have Supernatural and the elixir shop. You could buy a property early and place a consignment register for the camera. Plus the elixir shop almost fits into Midnight Hollow. Pretend it got a fresh coat of paint. ;) I sometimes raid Union Cove for lots to save to the library and use in dynasties elsewhere, though the only community lot I can think of that'd fit into MH to some extent is the Vampire Lounge. The sacrifices we make! :(

Most lot types can't be changed, though Midnight Hollow (and most worlds) have a few lots that can have their type changed to a hangout, a beach, a big park, or a cat/dog park. It's in the big ol Edit Town masterpost too but here's the MH list anyways:

Gloomy Garden
Passé Park
Precarious Pub

I don't know what kinds of possibilities it opens up but that one's up to you!

Edit: yes I see that Dek said all this. Sneaky! ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10648 on: November 14, 2019, 10:49:40 PM »
@Trip I'm just trying to get my words up for Nano, I mean be helpful. :P Would you believe trying to get my words up for Nano and be helpful? Oh, Nano, people mightn't know what that means. In this case it is an abbreviation of an abbreviation. The full abbreviation is NaNoWriMo, which actually comes out as four words and is National Novel Writing Months. Yes, I did just write all that just to get more words. That's another eighty words!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10649 on: November 15, 2019, 12:29:49 AM »

Thanks guys, these are some great ideas! Really appreciate it. I've forgotten so many of the dynasty tips and tricks I learned over the years - may have to peruse that thread a bit before starting!