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Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:56:19 PM »
This thread is not for questions.   All questions need to be done at the official Domination Dynasty thread.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 09:08:43 AM »
This is a reminder for anyone who didn't read the discussion in the Workbench thread -- Occult Sims (fairies, witches, genies, vampires, werewolves) will not be able to get the Clone Voucher Lifetime Reward. If you plan to use clones, either have a human as one of your founders, or use elixirs to temporarily transform your King or Queen.
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 11:07:04 AM »
Wow, first post in this thread1 I feel special.  ;D (And when I post this, I bet someone will post before me, so I struck out that sentence.)

(I don't use the term King for the male partner. With the terms "Hive" and "Honeycomb", I was analogizing this to a hive of bees, and there is no King Bee despite what some video games may tell you - drones are not the children of the queen but the male bees who mate with the queen bee to make the larva. I call the male partner the Drone and the babies the Spawn.)

The first thing you should do with any dynasty is have one of your Sims start throwing protests against Unskilled Sims. This will double the speed you learn skills. That Sim, your ranter, should also protest against Not Enough Lifetime Happiness when your Queen and Drone are about to get their LTWs, and then they should sip a Wish Serum(I know it is called Wish Enhancing Serum) to get the other moodlet. With these two moodlets up, fulfill the LTW and you'll get quadruple the happiness, so you will have enough for at least three Clone Vouchers. You want your queen and drone to get LTWs that they can control so they will be having both moodlets up when they get the LTW fulfilled.

Career-related LTWs (aka reach a rank in a career) are fine but you can't really tell if you will get that final promotion for rabbit-hole jobs and you might be unpleasantly surprised when you accidentally get that last promotion in a profession, so I don't like to have my Queen and Drone use job-related LTWs. Swimming in Cash, Living in the Lap of Luxury and Renaissance Sim are all controllable and you can time when you get that LTW. I hope this helps you dynasty players out!

EDIT: Wait, they banned protests?  :-[ Well, THAT was a waste of my day. I could have been playing Wizard101 instead of trying to set up a Dynasty and failing because they changed the rules as I did protests to get more lifetime happiness.  >:( Guess it shows why it was in beta. Sorry, I'll try those tips when I get the courage to play Sims 3 again.  :)
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 03:01:12 PM »
Whoa! Thanks EtnaFan, I love protests now.

Annnnd I also know why they banned rebels staging protests. That makes so much more sense now, Metro and co. Glad that's banned.

My own tip would be to start with easy skills and careers, then move on to harder ones once you're household is full (6 kids, triplets + 3 clone vouchers). Now on to how to make requirements easy...

Clone Vouchers: If you are doing non - humans and don't plan to use the method of changing life state over and over again, then you don't need to worry so much about your other lifestyle partner so much, but I recommend just changing life state back and forth. Stock up on stuff from the elixir store.

LTR: Choose something unique but cheap - using EtnaFan's tip I think rebel influence would be good for one person. Definitely choose carefully - steel bladder isn't a good unique reward!

Careers: Start with easy, then move on to harder. To get your first careers out of the way faster, try alchemy and nectar making. No work to be done for those! Just buy out the consignment store nectar and the alchemy potions and you're done.

Skill challenges: For your first one, go easy. Street art works. Charisma will help with requirements later. So will painting. It's all up to you.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 07:16:38 PM »
I think painting will be one of my first careers - need to produce those masterpiece portraits, but I'll save paintings for a later collection.  Wedding gifts could be a good first collection, just don't get married until some friends have been made.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 09:52:43 AM »

EDIT: Wait, they banned protests?  :-[ Well, THAT was a waste of my day. I could have been playing Wizard101 instead of trying to set up a Dynasty and failing because they changed the rules as I did protests to get more lifetime happiness.  >:( Guess it shows why it was in beta. Sorry, I'll try those tips when I get the courage to play Sims 3 again.  :)

I know they are banned for the tournament, but I searched the threads for this dynasty and couldn't see where it said protests were banned for it -- can you point me at it, because I've obviously missed something!
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 11:49:08 AM »
I know they are banned for the tournament, but I searched the threads for this dynasty and couldn't see where it said protests were banned for it -- can you point me at it, because I've obviously missed something!

You're not missing anything. Protests are not banned in the Dynasty.



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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 01:21:23 PM »
Sorry,  EtnaFan, I should've made that more clear. I did mean tournament challenges.

One more tip: Painting should be a first skill. That's pretty much mandatory.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 04:59:02 PM »
You're not missing anything. Protests are not banned in the Dynasty.

Yeah, I see what happened now. Glad it's clear before I start! I'm on the last gen of the life states dynasty and plotting the next one to try ☺
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 08:46:40 AM »
Oops, sorry, jumped the gun there.  :-[

I didn't realize that the person who said protests were banned was talking about tournament challenges and not the Dynasty. Luckily, I totally forgot about that when I started up my third attempt at this challenge.  ;D

Sorry about causing a panic. Let's get back to posting what tips we can about this type of Dynasty.

In my third attempt I had the first procreation day requirements for careers be both of them topping a rabbit-hole job. That way we get one rabbit hole out of the way and, since there are no nooboos yet, they can focus on getting job performance. Then I alternate between one of them being self-employed and the other having a rabbit-hole. Once the first kids are teens, you have both of them do rabbit-holes again as long as one of them does a night job(like Criminal) so one parent is at home during the day.
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 08:03:29 AM »
Currently on the 6th reproductive day of my second attempt, and although I don't regret taking Painting and Alchemy as the first two skills the founders learned, I recommend Painting for the second one next too! Painting those portraits has been the slowest part by far.

I recommend where possible getting close to completing the two skill challenges you planned, then getting the BFF, then completing the challenges last. I failed the first attempt by stupidly forgetting that the drafting table counted towards paintings, so I ended up with a third challenge completed by mistake. Also watch the charisma challenges for popping up when you don't want them. I had a couple of narrow squeaks with those.

Really enjoying this, by the way. I like being able to choose the challenges to complete instead of having to max them all. Aside from the evil that is painting I've been able to do all my favourite skills and careers (gardening, nectar making, alchemy, Architect etc.)
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 08:24:06 AM »
I also used painting as a first career, but had little trouble getting masterpiece portraits - out of four kids I got three on the first attempt and the fourth on the second. And yes, don't let them learn charisma at all until you're ready to use those challenges.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 08:28:00 AM »
I also used painting as a first career, but had little trouble getting masterpiece portraits - out of four kids I got three on the first attempt and the fourth on the second. And yes, don't let them learn charisma at all until you're ready to use those challenges.

I've had six kids each time and they've mostly been hanging around waiting for the portraits after completing everything else.

I didn't have anyone learn charisma, but I did use the P.I. and Architect professions which involve meeting a lot of people unless you raise them without doing cases/jobs. If you're doing rabbithole jobs (I've avoided them for my founders) then you might have a similar problem when the colleagues start adding up.
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2014, 08:36:11 AM »
When they know many people, and they finally learn charisma, it's likely that 3, maybe 4, out of the 5 charisma challenges will pop, but I've never had a sim autonomously tell 100 jokes before.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 06:39:22 PM »
Logic is a good one to start earlier and use for later skill challenge requirements.  You can save the tutoring one for when you have kids and the skill tutoring one for once you've learned a bunch of other skills.

For gardening, I'd recommend planting a whole bunch of a single plant at first, in order to complete the "harvest 650 produce" and "harvest 75 perfect produce" ones without having to worry about accidentally completing the third one.  Red Berry Beans are the best for this if you have University, since perfect ones are worth $200 apiece.

Architect makes a very nice starting career, since you need painting right away and it makes it cheaper to build your house.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2014, 03:52:26 PM »
If you have a fairy, use bloom to harvest more of the lower quality produce. That way, you can save the 75 perfect produce challenge for later.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 03:10:52 PM »
As my dynasty progresses into week 22, more and more townies are dying off. I thought, great more empty houses, but the problem is NPCs are becoming my family's bosses. When ever they try to call their boss to chat or come for a visit, the boss is always at work and doesn't know when they'll be done. It doesn't matter what day or time of day, they are always unreachable. So my suggestion is to not count on asking a boss for a promotion if your game gets to this point. Just be prepared and make other plans, maybe get through the rabbitholes first and liberal use of the workaholic trait.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2014, 10:12:58 AM »
I've found that my drones' inventories are not transferring to the oldest member of the family when they move out. I lost a Collector Helper (or whatever it's called) that way, plus a bunch of special seeds.

One tip I picked up from KRae's story -- when you have enough cash on hand, give every drone the Living in the Lap of Luxury LTW when they become a young adult. What I do after that is have them buy the Inheritance lifetime reward. It helps with those properties and houses they have to buy.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 10:24:03 AM »
Yes, when you kick out a household member their inventory transfers. When you buy them a house, they keep their stuff. I'm glad as I don't have to deal with a plethora of IFs.
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2014, 11:52:17 PM »
My king is waiting (im)patiently for his queen to max her cooking career so they can bring their first group of Tribblets into Sunset Valley. She is at level 6 of the career, while he has managed to complete all of his requirements, including job maximisation already. So his was standing around the place looking bored. Then  I had a brainwave ... I needed something that he can do that doesn't let him stockpile or similar and I decided that the answer to his needs was a set of one armed bandits in their house. He's been using them non-stop during the day time hours, getting in lots of money for the spreading of the tribblets into Sunset Valley for the ultimate takeover of the town. At night? Well that is when he transforms into his werewolf form and goes a hunting for elixir potion ingredients, and bites townsfolk to turn them into his packmates.

So, my point is that Gambling is your friend in Sims 3, if you have the necessary premium content. :)

Oh, by the way, my king has found that complaining to a lady about how long she is taking to max her career, is almost as dangerous as complaining to a lady about how long it is taking for her to get dressed, and does not recommend doing it, especially if said lady is a genie. :)

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 09:32:59 AM »
As my dynasty progresses into week 22, more and more townies are dying off. I thought, great more empty houses, but the problem is NPCs are becoming my family's bosses. When ever they try to call their boss to chat or come for a visit, the boss is always at work and doesn't know when they'll be done. It doesn't matter what day or time of day, they are always unreachable. So my suggestion is to not count on asking a boss for a promotion if your game gets to this point. Just be prepared and make other plans, maybe get through the rabbitholes first and liberal use of the workaholic trait.

I thought of a workaround. Have a drone use a certain rabbithole job for their career before the king or queen does. The game can assign family as bosses, so you can get a boss that lives in town.

Granted, I'm four days into my own dynasty, so I haven't tested much. :P
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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 09:38:12 AM »
With story progression off, the game does not bring in new families. An NPC gets assigned the job.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 10:04:04 AM »
A couple of warnings -- with the Art Appraiser careers, you don't have a boss after you reach level 5. Harwood Clay was Regina's boss when she started. He was still there when she reached level 6, but not her boss anymore nor even a co-worker. When she started on the 2nd branch, he was her boss again. And when he died, there wasn't a replacement boss.

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Re: Domination Dynasty Hints & Tips
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 01:49:31 PM »
Yes, when you kick out a household member their inventory transfers. When you buy them a house, they keep their stuff. I'm glad as I don't have to deal with a plethora of IFs.
And if you have Showtime, the dusty old lamp is even better.

As well as the obvious use for triplets, the genies are a handy source of best friends that are always available too, if you're avoiding socialising. Though if multiple best friends at once isn't counted as stockpiling now that isn't quite as much of a problem!
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 02:55:07 PM »
Remember while you are allowed to have more then one best friend per RD you cannot use any of the spare best friends for the next RD. You have to do the work each time.

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