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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
My apologies, I was under the impression that dynasty edit town rules still apply, which is incorrect.  For this dynasty, forget about ALL the edit town rules, you have 5 lots changes, do whatever you want with them.

Still waiting on Metro regarding the small park situation.

Can the 5 lots changed all have the same thing placed on them?
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2014, 08:33:04 AM »
It's okay, Nutella. No apology necessary. I truly am trying to make things easier with this Dynasty and I hope in the long run it is. Thank you to you and Trip for answering lots of questions when I am not around. It is greatly appreciated.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2014, 08:39:58 AM »
So, if we wanted to, we could replace the combo City Hall/Police Station/Military Base in Moonlight Falls and replace it with the City Hall from Sunset Valley?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2014, 08:46:11 AM »
So, if we wanted to, we could replace the combo City Hall/Police Station/Military Base in Moonlight Falls and replace it with the City Hall from Sunset Valley?

For this dynasty, yes. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2014, 10:08:08 AM »
Rules Modification:

Small parks & undesignated lots would need their lot designation changed to one of these four choices only: Hangout, Beach, Big Park or Cat/Dog Park.

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With this change, drones can purchase these lots as property and use them for the moving requirement.

If you change the lot from small park to residential and put houses in, that would count as 1 lot change.
If you bulldoze the small park and put houses in, that would count as 1 lot change.
If you change the lot from small park to commercial and put building in, that would count as 1 lot change.

Basically all these lots are consider properties and if you make any changes to it you uses up your allotted 5 lot changes.

Sorry if this causes any inconvenience and some players might have to start over again?  :'(

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2014, 10:21:52 AM »
Yes, I think some of us may have to start over again, because I was under impression that any empty commercial lots left after the 5 changes were to be turned into residential lots and have a house put on...not just redesignated as something else so the sims can purchase it.  I honestly don't see much difference between having sims buy and upgrade an empty property and buying a house for the drones to fill.


EDIT:  I should mention I don't see much difference, because I didn't put the cheapo houses in the commercial-turned-residential lots, but the homes that came in the bin with one of the EP's (was it GEN?)

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2014, 10:52:33 AM »
To me small parks and undesignated lots are not commercial lots really, they are nothing, hence the designation changes.  However if you have already put in houses Metro might give permission for you to continue.  I don't see a huge difference anyways. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2014, 10:57:06 AM »
Nutella and Metro-It's ok....I don't mind restarting.  I honestly can't remember what I changed at this point.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2014, 11:01:10 AM »
I was confused by this as well, which is why I decided to go with Starlight Shores.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2014, 11:49:16 AM »
Nutella and Metro-It's ok....I don't mind restarting.  I honestly can't remember what I changed at this point.

Yeah we just made the rules change today re: small parks so you're free to continue, simfulicious.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2014, 12:02:26 PM »
Let me explain the small parks / undesignated lot change.

For a player playing in a new world, they may not realize the small park is not purchasable.  They think the small park is like big park, let the drone purchase the property for moving out.  They start playing the game and many weeks into it, then they realize the small park can't be purchase, it just sits there looking pretty is all, and it is too late for them to go to edit town to do anything at that point, hence disqualifying them.

For everyone that already started but have filled their small park / undesignated lot with residential houses, you are free to continue.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2014, 12:16:18 PM »
Ok, I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but you've taken care of the small park issue, however, if the purpose is to either have a drone living on a property or owning a property (and having absolutely nothing unowned/resided in) then you are forgetting the other lot types that were on the "Edit town" list as ok to change.  This was so they would appear in the real estate screen.  An example off the top of my head are the community gardens.  Left without changing their type, they are not purchasable to the drone, and will therefore go on doing nothing but being pretty.  So I'm thinking that we do kind of need the edit town list previously made, in order to change all lot types to something that can be purchased.


Again, I am sorry for being a pain in the butt.  I just feel that if we address the small parks, we should be addressing the rest for the same reason...and of course, permission should be granted for existing players to go to edit town and make the changes without starting over.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2014, 12:39:58 PM »
The community garden in my game has "small park" as lot designation.  Rica already have a list of small parks and undesignated lots in each world, http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,17623.0.html

Simfulicious, do you know any other lots that are not purchasable but not covered by small parks / undesignated?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2014, 12:49:33 PM »
The community garden in my game has "small park" as lot designation.  I can work on the edit town list, but its going to take me a while to finish.


Sorry, that may have been a bad example, not sure...I did, however, go to my honeycomb file in MV and the 3 properties on the edit town list do not come up as purchaseable in my file, because I never changed them to something else.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2014, 12:52:27 PM »
The community garden in my game has "small park" as lot designation.  Rica already have a list of small parks and undesignated lots in each world, http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,17623.0.html

Simfulicious, do you know any other lots that are not purchasable but not covered by small parks / undesignated?


So by undesignated, you mean that it won't come up and be purchaseable?  So, maybe we just to add that players need to look at the edit town list to see the lots that will need to be changed to something else (if aren't axed by the 5 free choices). 

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2014, 12:54:09 PM »

Sorry, that may have been a bad example, not sure...I did, however, go to my honeycomb file in MV and the 3 properties on the edit town list do not come up as purchaseable in my file, because I never changed them to something else.

I dont' have Monte Vista world, I can't check.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2014, 12:59:41 PM »
I know that those 3 listed would need to be changed to big park, hangout, beach, cat/dog park.  I think the list is pretty accurate as far as the hoods listed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2014, 01:03:48 PM »
I'll link the list in the rules.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2014, 01:06:25 PM »
Thank you, and I think I'm clear now.  We NEED to change the lots on the edit town to something else if we don't get rid of them in one of our 5 free moves.  I will go change my lots now.  Thank you Metro and Nutella for putting up with me today.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2014, 01:11:33 PM »
This was written by Ricalynn a while back.
List of Lots for each town that are allowed to receive a Lot Designation Change to one of these four choices only: Hangout, Beach, Big Park or Cat/Dog Park:

  • Appaloosa Plans
    • Hangman's Tree
  • Barnacle Bay
    • Crow's Nest Campgrounds
    • Garden of the Forgotten
    • Grace's Garden
    • Lookout Park
    • Pirate's Hideaway
    • Wanderer's Watering Hole
  • Bridgeport
    • Buena Vista Resort
    • Bogaard Overlook
    • Civic Plaza
  • Hidden Springs
    • Hidden Gardens
    • Fairyfolk Park
  • Lucky Palms
    • Botanical Gardens
    • Community Parking Lot
    • Palms Park
    • The Perfect Park
    • Rio Vista Park & Playground
    • The Wishing Well
    • Wonderful Wells Community Garden
  • Lunar Lakes
    • Community Garden
    • Gamma Gardens & Park
    • Kelvin Pavillion
    • Memories of Appaloosa Plains
    • Memories of Hidden Springs
    • Memories of Riverview
    • Memories of Sunset Valley
    • Memories of Twinbrook
    • Penumbra Park
    • Solstice Stones
    • Umbra Playground & Park
  • Moonlight Falls
    • 41 N Falls Ave
    • 71 N Falls Ave
    • 96 Horseshoe Bend
    • 99 Horseshoe Bend
    • 149 Horseshoe Bend
    • 205 Valley View Drive
    • 206 Valley View Drive
    • 270 Valley View Drive
    • 302 Knott Street
    • 305 Knott Street
    • Moonlight Point
    • Playful Park
    • Zoomsweeper Test Track
  • Riverview
    • Azalea Acres Community Garden
    • "All the Rave" Warehouse
    • Dogwood Playland
    • Four Bridges Park
    • The Gazebo
    • Plaza Park
    • Riverwalk Park
    • The Water Hole Juice Bar
  • Roaring Heights
    • Downtown Community Garden
    • Oceanview Park
    • Roaring Heights Visitor Center
    • The Boardwalk
  • Starlight Shores
    • Tot Spot Playground
    • Starlight Plaza
  • Sunlit Tides
    • Paradise Park & Garden
    • Seaside Sculpture Park
    • Sunshine Park
  • Twinbrook
    • Twinbrook Community Garden
    • Twinbrook Esplanade
    • Willowglen Ampitheatre
  • Sunset Valley
    • Maywood Glen
    • Recurve Strand
    • Sunnyside Strand
  • Union Cove
    • Small Plaza
    • Zen Garden
  • Midnight Hollow
    • Gloomy Garden
    • Passé Park
    • Precarious Pub
  • Monte Vista
    • Etruscan Park
    • Sunlit Stride Park
    • The Public Pizzeria
  • Aurora Skies
    • Fiskar Fishing Park
    • Sundhöll Community Pool (to Pool only)
    • Sustainable Community Garden
    • Lend and Learn Library (to Library only)
    • Placid Park
    • Björn Café
  • Dragon Valley
    • Community Garden
    • Dragon Tavern
    • McCafferty's Pub
  • Isla Paradiso
    • Petite Park
    • Ichtaca Community Garden
    • Rebecca's Cafe
    • Island Jewel Park
    • Paradise Pub
    • Beso De Sol Garden


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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2014, 01:33:53 PM »
Thank you so much, Nutella. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2014, 05:41:06 PM »
The community garden in my game has "small park" as lot designation.  Rica already have a list of small parks and undesignated lots in each world, http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,17623.0.html

Simfulicious, do you know any other lots that are not purchasable but not covered by small parks / undesignated?

Aurora Skies (which is where I'm playing this one) also has the Blue Lagoon, which is set to Visitors Allowed and not showing as purchasable. It's not on the list posted, so do I leave it alone or change it?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2014, 05:42:55 PM »
On the small parks, I just wasn't sure if they counted as an empty lot (because there isn't actually anything there) or as a "filled" lot (because in Edit Town, they don't have the empty lot symbol).  We can change all of them, right?  It doesn't count towards the five altered lots limit?

I posted about it on the Aliens thread in the Seasons board, but aliens that come up in CAS do have the full array of alien powers.  They are excellent Dynasty founders because they can summon valuable meteorites and don't have to sleep.

On the Advanced Technology skill - it seems strange that it would auto-max as a teen, because children and up can learn it.  I moved in the Larson family one time, and Not!Luke kept on popping the High Tech Collecter LTW, since he already had maxed Advanced Technology.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2014, 05:51:20 PM »
Aurora Skies (which is where I'm playing this one) also has the Blue Lagoon, which is set to Visitors Allowed and not showing as purchasable. It's not on the list posted, so do I leave it alone or change it?


I'm not a boss, but based on my conversation earlier today with Nutella you would need to change it to one of the four types...and then we can have Nutella edit her post with the list.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2014, 05:53:25 PM »
On the small parks, I just wasn't sure if they counted as an empty lot (because there isn't actually anything there) or as a "filled" lot (because in Edit Town, they don't have the empty lot symbol).  We can change all of them, right?  It doesn't count towards the five altered lots limit?


If the icon shows it as filled, and you don't change it toward one of your 5 free moves, then you would need to change the lot type to one of the four.