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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10650 on: November 15, 2019, 12:35:56 AM »
Please ask away, Rhoxi. :) I'll still be haunting these threads for as long as they are around in my efforts to complete a dynasty. :P

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10651 on: November 22, 2019, 12:10:50 PM »
Hello! I know it's been a long time since I've been on these sides, but I'm thinking of making a new attempt, I have some ideas in my head for stories, and one of them is the one that brings me the doubt. I know that a founder has to be created in CAS or could be a Swap Shop Sim, but can I use a copy of a townie, clone them in CAS and leave them as a clean slate? The idea is to use Agnes as a founder, I would like to give her the opportunity to be the one who is slaving other sims for once.  :P

As I said this is one of my ideas and I'm going to start a dynasty anyway, I'm going to finish this challenge even if it's the last thing I do!



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10652 on: November 22, 2019, 01:16:59 PM »
@CeresIn hey welcome back! Not a name I thought I'd see again but I love being wrong. :P

So...that's a point I wish I actually brought up with the team before The Sims 4 released because I disagree with their ruling, which is that you can't do that. This exchange here is the best one I could find about it and it was done before I was anywhere close to being a moderator. Personally I think it's pointless nitpicking to ban using a clean-slate original townie. I might actually message the team about this one because it's bugged me for a while.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10653 on: November 22, 2019, 01:37:32 PM »
@Trip Thank you for the quick answer! I figured that could be the answer, I have other ideas so I will start the challenge anyway.

And thanks for the welcome, this forum is always going to have a special place in my heart because it was my first sim forum, I had simply turned away looking for places where the sims 3 have more presence, unfortunately the sims 4 never lit in me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10654 on: November 22, 2019, 08:14:04 PM »
I love the concept of this challenge but I've tried it many times and never got past the first generation.

How do you all manage to get your founder to succeed at so many things in such a short lifespan as the default one? I can't even get the founder to max out a skill and a job and opportunities, never mind saving up for buying a property.

Am I doing something wrong and missing some massive ease of life thing in this game?

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« Reply #10655 on: November 22, 2019, 11:22:10 PM »
@crystalgecko hey welcome! More of us have been in your place than you might think. ;)

First gen success might be more attainable with any of these strategies:

- get a rich spouse from the start and worry a little less about property money. Get good expensive beds so your founder feels good while skilling and at their job.

- move in a lot of helpers as long as you're willing to have them in your house for the rest of their lives (my fave strategy, I had four helpers at first and three of them took care of the museum pieces exclusively while my founder cooked and her husband tended to the garden...also you get more move-in money)

- don't stress about fishing right away and realize you just need level 5 skill + angelfish for bait and that's a couple days of work at most that can be saved until later. Please stop tormenting yourselves with this-

- learn about bizarre "get rich quick" schemes that come with various EPs. Rapidly selling goods at the consignment store with Ambitions, having a dog hunt for collectables with Pets, using the Midas Touch elixir or magic 8 ball with Supernatural, and I'm sure there's more missing!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10656 on: November 23, 2019, 11:50:48 PM »
Adding on to what Trip said, (assuming you have it) make the Motive Mobile one of your first LTR purchases. Literally sitting in it for 3/400ths of a second will negate most negative moodlets and restore all needs to full. I typically use it to have sims straight-up grind skills all night and day.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10657 on: November 26, 2019, 04:59:40 PM »
@crystalgecko hey welcome! More of us have been in your place than you might think. ;)
Especially me :D

* with the showtime expansion pack, you can have a helper sim/spouse (or your founder if you want) get a dusty old lamp, rub it and wish for fortune. You get 100,000 a wish for fortune up to 3 times.

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« Reply #10658 on: November 28, 2019, 12:52:31 AM »
And if you have Generations, and you're fulfilling wishes, you can get the "Inheritance" Lifetime Reward many times over! It drops a sweet 30k every time you cash in 30 Lifetime Happiness Points, and that usually will buy the grocery store or the diner.

If you're ever having trouble with wishes, try lining up your Sim's Lifetime Wish with whatever you want them to be doing. (For example, if you want your Sim to max the Culinary career, give them the LTW of "Celebrated Five Star Chef". Then, they'll spawn wishes to do cooking related things, and you'll naturally accrue LTHP in the pursuit of your dynasty goals!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10659 on: December 15, 2019, 06:58:19 PM »
If I start in moonlight falls, can I delete the fortune telling wagon? I won't use the lot for anything else. I just really hate that slur wagon with a passion and normally never place it/delete it immediately. I'm guessing the answer is no, but you can't get what you don't ask for so I'm shooting my shot. It would just be much nicer to play without saying that hateful word on the regular.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10660 on: December 15, 2019, 10:43:37 PM »
@Chubling you can't delete the lot but you can rename the rabbithole if you buy it as a property. In general it's a good tip for remembering what you bought! (when the real estate income doesn't help) I think the name sticks if you sell it back to the town as well.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10661 on: December 15, 2019, 11:01:49 PM »
That'll work. Thank you!

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« Reply #10662 on: December 16, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Another question. If I want to buy land big enough to fit the full film studio, can I (eventually) buy the park and then use edit town to just drop the EA studio lot down or do I have to build it all myself manually?

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« Reply #10663 on: December 16, 2019, 03:12:51 PM »
Edit Town for that is a no. At least the necessary building work is minimal as long as there's enough room for sims to enter and exit the rabbithole. Of course you have free reign over lots you own (to make it look nice of course) but any building beyond the rabbithole is gonna be a one-shot deal since the lot gets sold once you go into live mode again.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10664 on: December 16, 2019, 09:13:29 PM »
That was what I was afraid of. Not a huge deal, I'll still have the rabbit hole.Thank you

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10665 on: January 31, 2020, 02:36:16 PM »
So, I moved a room in and their energy bar seems frozen? All their other bars move normally, but their energy bar isn't decaying. I don't know why it's happening or what caused it to freeze like that

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10666 on: January 31, 2020, 09:04:41 PM »
@Chubling happens a lot! ResetSim should fix it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10667 on: February 13, 2020, 03:19:53 PM »
I'm trying to move in Pappy Wolff before he dies of old age and the game doesn't seem to be allowing me to their a potent cure elixir at him. I can throw it at other sims that are around, including human ones. But not him?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10668 on: February 13, 2020, 05:00:01 PM »
@Chubling: is an assigned stylist or a consignment shop worker? You can't throw elixirs at them during work but after work should be good (unless that isn't working either)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10669 on: February 13, 2020, 05:01:35 PM »
He's a stylist right now, but it was after working hours that I attempted. I've cured and moved in other sims, not sure why this one is an issue

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« Reply #10670 on: February 13, 2020, 06:20:23 PM »
He's a stylist right now, but it was after working hours that I attempted. I've cured and moved in other sims, not sure why this one is an issue

Yeah it may be the stylist thing. My only other thought is resetsim or throwing a nighttime party and inviting him.
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« Reply #10671 on: February 28, 2020, 10:15:09 AM »
Hi, I started my immortal dynasty and I have a question, the game gave me those simoleons that usually give randomly, about 20,000. It's okay to keep them or I have to reduce them from the household funds.

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« Reply #10672 on: February 28, 2020, 02:03:42 PM »
@Nella: they're unpredictable and you just accept the surprise. ;) (Supposedly it comes from a sim dying and their car's value being added to your active household's funds)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10673 on: February 28, 2020, 02:40:52 PM »
Thank you! I'll be doing good use of that money.

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« Reply #10674 on: March 10, 2020, 01:42:47 PM »
So, playing my dynasty and I can't find my motive mobile? I managed to get two of them and now one is totally gone. It's not in inventories and I've scanned around parking lots and it's not there.

 

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