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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #150 on: July 13, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
When I have a YA ready to move out, instead of moving the YA out, can I move the rest of the family to a new house, leaving a YA in my original house?  Since there's no restriction about moving my founders, it seems like that would be allowed, but I wanted to be sure.

Says on the page: Moving is fine, but you cannot change neighborhoods.  I am pretty sure you can move your founders.

Yeah this is okay with me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #151 on: July 13, 2014, 05:28:28 PM »
Thanks, Nutella! Either I missed that or (more likely) I forgot. Been a hectic last few weeks.



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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #152 on: July 13, 2014, 05:56:22 PM »
I just had a clone child (via clone voucher) with different hair color, creepy !

That happened several times when I played the original Attack of the clones challenge.  Cloning seems to have the same chance of mutation as a normal pregnancy   ???.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #153 on: July 13, 2014, 07:22:01 PM »
Oh no, looks like I'll have to just try to organise the birthdays better then. Shame!

My plan for skipping at least some graduations is to keep them all in high school until they complete all the requirements except the portrait, then age up the one who I can do the portrait for. As soon as the portrait is done they get moved out. Self employment careers can be done in high school and the professions can be done as soon as the sim applies to the job so easy 1 promotion while the portrait is being painted. Of course this won't work with rabbit hole careers, so some graduations will have to happen. And as long as I can get the masterpiece portrait painted before the graduation ceremony starts.

At least that's the plan.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #154 on: July 13, 2014, 07:47:27 PM »
My plan for skipping at least some graduations is to keep them all in high school until they complete all the requirements except the portrait, then age up the one who I can do the portrait for. As soon as the portrait is done they get moved out. Self employment careers can be done in high school and the professions can be done as soon as the sim applies to the job so easy 1 promotion while the portrait is being painted. Of course this won't work with rabbit hole careers, so some graduations will have to happen. And as long as I can get the masterpiece portrait painted before the graduation ceremony starts.

At least that's the plan.

Lvrugger that's is not going to work out, if you look at this rule

 Jobs must be acquired after drone has become a YA

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #155 on: July 13, 2014, 08:38:08 PM »
@lvrugger

Lena is right, jobs must be acquired after drone has become YA.  Anyways the frustrating thing for me isn't the graduation, but the masterpiece portrait.  Sometimes, it takes forever to get that masterpiece, and sometimes its the 1st try.  Luck.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #156 on: July 13, 2014, 10:23:46 PM »
Congratulations to Callycat on finishing this dynasty, great job.



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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #157 on: July 13, 2014, 10:25:35 PM »
That was quick. Congrats, callycat!

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #158 on: July 13, 2014, 11:02:47 PM »
Wow, that was fast. I saw in your HoF posting that you finished in week 14. In week 14 mine only qualified for their 3rd RD. Great job!

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #159 on: July 14, 2014, 12:22:43 AM »
callycat, wow, finishing in week 14! And with all those graduations, too.
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #160 on: July 14, 2014, 04:49:29 AM »
Congratulations to Callycat on finishing this dynasty, great job.

Thank you (and to Trip, KRae and MarianT too)! I needed a break before going back to my umpteenth try at the Life States dynasty, so the timing probably accounts for a lot. I lost a lot of days from that one in a crash, and just couldn't face repeating it all immediately.

MarianT, yes, I need to work on minimising those graduation days next time. Maybe if I took my finger off the 3 key I could do better with the birthdays!
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #161 on: July 14, 2014, 08:10:34 AM »
Congrats, callycat *gives you a big Hall of Fame round of applause* :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #162 on: July 14, 2014, 08:13:58 AM »
Congrats Callycat...what town did you play in?  Just curious as it only 14 weeks.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #163 on: July 14, 2014, 11:12:54 AM »
Regarding graduations:  I just don't let them go.  As soon as they drop everything to attend graduation, I pause the game, flip around to everyone cancelling their "waiting for graduates" or "attend graduation" action.  For the sims not graduating, I queue up a change outfit, and whatever it is I want them to do, and then go on to the next one.  For the sim(s) graduating, I just cancel the go to graduation action.  Once everyone's "waiting for graduates" or "attend graduation" is canceled, I go back to the one (or one of the ones) graduating and start the game on the slowest speed.  That sim will change into graduation robes, throw confetti, and wave a diploma, but that takes less time than the hoopla of a birthday party, and then I can change their clothes and put them back to work.   :D  If there's more than one graduating, I just do that with all of them. 

It's still disruptive, but not as bad as if they actually went to graduation.  Of course, they still miss a day of work, so I try to have the whole generation graduate at once.  It takes full micro-management for a short period on graduation day to get them all cancelled, out of their graduation robes, and back to what I want them to do, but at least it's all concentrated in one day.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #164 on: July 14, 2014, 01:09:53 PM »
Rules Clarification:

Click on the Show Empty Houses tab in the lower left screen and choose a house (EA designed houses only -- from the library bin or from any one of the EA world houses copied to the library bin) you like that will fit on the lot.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #165 on: July 14, 2014, 01:20:16 PM »
Congrats Callycat...what town did you play in?  Just curious as it only 14 weeks.

Aurora Skies. It's not too bad, though it's not the one requiring the fewest drones either. I went with the one I really wanted to use, because I had a green and purple founder and I thought they'd like the colourful houses there  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #166 on: July 14, 2014, 01:23:26 PM »
Regarding graduations:  I just don't let them go.  As soon as they drop everything to attend graduation, I pause the game, flip around to everyone cancelling their "waiting for graduates" or "attend graduation" action.  For the sims not graduating, I queue up a change outfit, and whatever it is I want them to do, and then go on to the next one.  For the sim(s) graduating, I just cancel the go to graduation action.  Once everyone's "waiting for graduates" or "attend graduation" is canceled, I go back to the one (or one of the ones) graduating and start the game on the slowest speed.  That sim will change into graduation robes, throw confetti, and wave a diploma, but that takes less time than the hoopla of a birthday party, and then I can change their clothes and put them back to work.   :D  If there's more than one graduating, I just do that with all of them. 

It's still disruptive, but not as bad as if they actually went to graduation.  Of course, they still miss a day of work, so I try to have the whole generation graduate at once.  It takes full micro-management for a short period on graduation day to get them all cancelled, out of their graduation robes, and back to what I want them to do, but at least it's all concentrated in one day.

I couldn't cancel any of the graduates, though occasionally the other family members could be cancelled. I'll try queuing up other actions next time. The main nuisance was them dropping what they were doing and the day off, and I don't think I once managed to get them all to graduate on the same day. Player ineptness completely at fault, really  ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #167 on: July 14, 2014, 01:26:23 PM »
Congrats, callycat *gives you a big Hall of Fame round of applause* :)

Thank you, it's nice to finally complete one of these! I have renewed determination to get to the end of the Life States one now :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #168 on: July 14, 2014, 04:27:31 PM »
Callycat - Did you use the multitab? Idon't have that, but if you didn't use it, do you have any suggestions for getting those stubborn youngsters up to level 10 in their skill. I can use all the help I can get.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #169 on: July 14, 2014, 04:49:05 PM »
Callycat - Did you use the multitab? Idon't have that, but if you didn't use it, do you have any suggestions for getting those stubborn youngsters up to level 10 in their skill. I can use all the help I can get.

I did use the multitab, but most of the help came from the Supernatural expansion with a bit from University Life. Almost all of them used the guitar skill no matter what career they were going to take because it's an easy indoor skill that doesn't need much management once they get started.  Artistic and Virtuoso both increase it faster according to the descriptions, and I had one of the founders have protests to help increase it quickly as well - I usually did this right after the first set of graduations for the week since they were all in the right place at City Hall. I made sure they could change traits (to Virtuoso and Artistic plus Workaholic if they were going to need it to get promoted quickly) and get any rewards that would help by using combinations of wish enhancing potions, protests, Orb of Answers, midas touch and easy to complete LTWs. 

Hopefully something in there will help you come up with a plan for your drones! I'm sure people have specific tips for other skills too, there might be a better one to pick than guitar.
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #170 on: July 14, 2014, 05:11:51 PM »
I don't have UL, but I have been using wish enhancing elixirs and getting them fast learner ASAP. I hadn't thought of the Orb of Answers, so thanks for that suggestion. Living in the Lap of Luxury is my go to LTW. You're right about traits and chosen skill though, level 2 in a career is so easy to reach that they don't really matter.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2014, 05:24:39 PM »
You're right about traits and chosen skill though, level 2 in a career is so easy to reach that they don't really matter.

Yep, it's pretty funny though, really. "Like the rest of my family I am an expert, amazingly proficient guitarist! Now, where do I sign up to become a Scuba Diver?"
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #172 on: July 16, 2014, 02:33:26 AM »
Hi everyone. I am new in Sims 3 challenges. I have one question: what are you mean about UNIQUE?

King and Queen both have to purchase a unique lifetime happiness reward.

It is mean that only king can purchase one lifetime happiness reward, but Queen can't purchase the same.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #173 on: July 16, 2014, 03:34:57 AM »
That is correct.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #174 on: July 16, 2014, 07:50:06 AM »
If you use a Simbot Converter Elixir it gives the sim some free points in Inventing and Handiness. It doesn't give them max points, and I think from memory that it's random not fixed, though I haven't checked. They keep the points if you turn them back into normal sims or anything else.

Would that disqualify them from using those skills as the one they can max?
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