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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2014, 08:21:55 AM »
I believe the rules do not specifically state that only one drone can be moved into a home.

That covers a question I forgot to ask, about whether we needed to have the exact number of drones needed or if there can be one or more leftover at the end.
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2014, 08:23:53 AM »
That covers a question I forgot to ask, about whether we needed to have the exact number of drones needed or if there can be one or more leftover at the end.

Yeah that's fine. As long as all homes are filled up it really does not matter if you have a couple extras in the hive at the end.



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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2014, 09:15:44 AM »
Metro-  You said somewhere that pets and cars would count towards the BFF rule.  I can find it if you want, but it may be on the workbench thread.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2014, 09:22:56 AM »
Also possibly on the work bench, I believe you said King of the Fae and Queen of the Fae could both count as unique. I might want to do this as after becoming temporarily human to use a clone voucher and subsequently changing back to fairy, their wings are not the same as the original. With King/Queen of the Fae that is easily remedied. I've already claimed it for the King, so if I have to I'll just clone him.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2014, 09:25:00 AM »
Metro-  You said somewhere that pets and cars would count towards the BFF rule.  I can find it if you want, but it may be on the workbench thread.

I remember that now. Okay, let me clarify the rule then.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2014, 09:33:23 AM »
Also possibly on the work bench, I believe you said King of the Fae and Queen of the Fae could both count as unique.

Yes Metro did say in the workbench that king of the fae and queen of the fae could both count as unique.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2014, 10:16:44 AM »
You're talking about the drone requirement? If so yeah you would need to exhaust all job options available to you first before doing a job that one drone has had before.

To help players with drone job requirement, here is a detail list of careers / jobs with expansion packs for your reference:

1-  Acrobat  (showtime)
2-  Actor  (late night)
3-  Alchemist  (supernatural)
4-  Angler  (ambitions)
5-  Architect  (ambitions)
6-  Art Appraiser: Acquisition  (university)
7-  Art Appraiser: Appraisal  (university)
8-  Astronomer: Astrophysicist  (into the future)
9-  Astronomer: Space Explorer  (into the future)
10-  Band  (late night)
11-  Bot Arena: Merchanic  (into the future)
12-  Bot Arena: Official  (into the future)
13-  Bot Builder  (into the future)
14-  Business  (base)
15-  Criminal: Evil  (base)
16-  Criminal: Thief  (base)
17-  Culinary  (base)
18-  Daycare  (generations)
19-  Director  (late night)
20-  Firefighter  (ambitions)
21-  Fortune Teller: Mystic  (supernatural)
22-  Fortune Teller: Scam Artist  (supernatural)
23-  Gardener  (ambitions)
24-  Ghost Hunter  (ambitions)
25-  Horseman  (pets)
26-  Inventor  (ambitions)
27-  Journalism  (base)
28-  Law Enforcement: Forensics  (base)
29-  Law Enforcement: Special Agent  (base)
30-  Lifeguard  (island paradise)
31-  Magician  (showtime)
32-  Medical  (base)
33-  Military  (base)
34-  Music: Rock Star  (base)
35-  Music: Symphonic  (base)
36-  Nectar Maker  (ambitions)
37-  Painter  (ambitions)
38-  Photographer  (ambitions)
39-  Political  (base)
40-  Private Investigator  (ambitions)
41-  Professional Sports  (base)
42-  Science  (base)
43-  Scuba Diver  (island paradise)
44-  Sculptor  (ambitions)
45-  Singer  (showtime)
46-  Sports Agent  (university)
47-  Stylist  (ambitions)
48-  Teacher  (ambitions)
49-  Video Game Developer  (university)
50-  Writer  (ambitions)



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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2014, 11:32:51 AM »
That is very helpful, Nutella. Thank you. I linked that post to the rule set.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2014, 11:41:59 AM »
To help players with drone job requirement, here is a detail list of careers / jobs with expansion packs for your reference:

43-  Scuba Diver  (island paradise)


Does this mean that if we play with Island Paradise installed but aren't playing in Isla Paridiso, that we have to place a dive lot as one of our five lot changes?  I thought playing dive lots in other worlds was bugged - has that been fixed?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2014, 11:50:36 AM »
In theory, all a drone would have to do is join the career, right? Placing dive lots in other world is tricky, unsupported, and also requires cheats, correct (and it's banned in other dynasties).
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2014, 11:58:47 AM »
Since the drones have to get only one promotion, you really can't distinguish between the two branches of Astronomy, Criminal, Music, etc. Would it still be all right to have two of them go into each of those careers?
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2014, 12:01:37 PM »
In theory, all a drone would have to do is join the career, right? Placing dive lots in other world is tricky, unsupported, and also requires cheats, correct (and it's banned in other dynasties).

No, drone has to get level 1 in the job.  If you have Island Paradise but are not playing in isla paradiso, you cannot add dive lots to other world. 

Dive Lots -  Due to the fact that it's glitchy and requires lots of cheating to place a lot somewhere other than IP, dive lots are not allowed to be placed in other worlds.

For scuba diver job requirement, its only $30 to get to level 1 -- you can just snorkel in the sea and get random stuff, then sell it.  Shouldn't be too hard to get level 1 scuba diver career.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2014, 12:04:12 PM »
I need to stop forgetting about the requirement to be promoted once too. ::) But even that sounds doable in any world.
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2014, 12:44:00 PM »
Since the drones have to get only one promotion, you really can't distinguish between the two branches of Astronomy, Criminal, Music, etc. Would it still be all right to have two of them go into each of those careers?

Well, the spirit of the challenge is for all the drones to do different jobs and then you would overlap once everything is exhausted. So, in my opinion, you'd have one drone do one branch of the music career and then you would not come back to the other branch until all other jobs have been secured. Make sense?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2014, 01:21:18 PM »
Not everyone is going to be able to place every job venue in their town with just 5 lots being changeable. It should be okay to skip those. What's the verdict? Also how does band work as a career? Are there levels and promotions?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2014, 01:34:07 PM »
Not everyone is going to be able to place every job venue in their town with just 5 lots being changeable. It should be okay to skip those. What's the verdict? Also how does band work as a career? Are there levels and promotions?

Well, yes I agree. If you run out of options with your 5 lots and cannot place the studio for example to unlock the movie careers, then you obviously cannot do them.

The Band is a self employed career you grab at City Hall and it has levels and promotions like all other self employment careers.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2014, 02:02:46 PM »
Counting each of the double careers only once for the drones makes sense to me, and we are allowed duplicates if we run out of careers before we run out of drones. The list has been very helpful -- thanks, Nutella!
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2014, 07:43:53 PM »
I'm curious about the buying properties requirement, because the properties are bought with the household money and they go to the household, it's not like each drone would take the property with them, so I understand this rule like "the timing": buy a property when a drone is ready to move, but who makes the phone call or who made the money makes no difference, or does it?

By the way what is "the guitar exploit"?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2014, 07:54:44 PM »
I'm curious about the buying properties requirement, because the properties are bought with the household money and they go to the household, it's not like each drone would take the property with them, so I understand this rule like "the timing": buy a property when a drone is ready to move, but who makes the phone call or who made the money makes no difference, or does it?

Part of the challenge is you making sure that there are properties for drones to buy.

By the way what is "the guitar exploit"?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2014, 08:34:56 PM »
Thanks Nutella ... I can see I should have started on my laptop, not the desktop, as the laptop doesn't have showtime, pets, uni, island paradise or seasons on it. I really dislike those pesky showtime careers, and I've never played around with the island paradise careers to a great extent either.

Of course, doing so would mean I wouldn't have access to genies, and that would make me sad.

Counting each of the careers with two tracks only once for drones would make sense to me, as they change into their tracks at about job level 5 or 6, I think, and not at level 2. If level 2 had them breaking into separate tracks, then yes, I think they could be counted, but not when that happens at level 5 or 6

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2014, 01:29:39 AM »
What if I decide, not to use the option with the 5 lots I can change, but I instead just place houses.
I know I would invalidate myself from more unique jobs, or properties to  buy, but is it okay just to place houses?

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2014, 03:38:51 AM »
What if I decide, not to use the option with the 5 lots I can change, but I instead just place houses.
I know I would invalidate myself from more unique jobs, or properties to  buy, but is it okay just to place houses?


I hope so, because if not, I've invalidated my attempt at this challenge. :(

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2014, 06:37:30 AM »
You are allowed to do whatever you want with the 5 empty lots. That would include just placing houses on them.
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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2014, 02:55:30 PM »
So I think I already know the answer to this, but I am going to ask it anyways...


My King, Goldbreeze Honeycomb, is working on his last level of the painter career.  So of course, he has to paint.  He already earned Brushmaster and whatever the brilliant painting challenge is.  He just earned himself the Masterpiece challenge too, making 3 skill challenges, and he still has to cash in around $14,000 more to max his career.  He didn't have anything on to make better paintings...no aura of creativity or extra creative LTR...nothing.  Is it possible for me to continue for HOF, if I just don't ever count the masterpiece skill challenge?  I just think that this particular challenge is totally out of the player's control, and I really don't want to start over, but I will understand if that's what you guys decide.

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Re: The Sims 3 Domination Dynasty: Resistance is Futile
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2014, 03:02:17 PM »
My understanding is that you would only count two of the challenges. Having 3 challenges doesn't cause you to fail; it just means that you can't count one of them, ever. But you can wait for a more official ruling.
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