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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1150 on: May 28, 2015, 06:58:58 AM »
@Joria Sorry you are having some trouble. Hey, it's my third time and some things are still not perfect, lol. I know you completed the challenge with TS3 so use some of your knowledge from that, it's totally different but my play style with dynasties has not changed.

Plan the shared rewards and aspirations beforehand otherwise you may run into all sorts of problems that you'll regret later. Things like Connections, Moodlet Solvers. I personally prefer to have Potion Of Youth for spares until my Ambrosia making hier is able to purchase them.

Play the game at the slowest speed and micromanage, like what others have said, it can get boring but you'll be able to keep track of everything and also get those screenshots in. I like taking five-ten screenshots of the same thing and from all kinds of angles. There are times when it takes me a couple of hours to play just one Sim day, and if you want some particular shots you can go to an earlier save to do that non-officially which I have for story purposes.

I give my painter spare the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration because that easily accomplishable at higher levels and with the right reward traits - Marketable, Creative Visionary etc. Pollinators are given Serial Romantic and later Soulmate, all heirs are given Soulmate too. If you move in a rich family or once you have the funds always, always have Mansion Baron shared too.

I find the flirty whims are the easiest to complete. Lock them in asap, use the mood lights and paintings - my bedrooms have a couple of them and you can farm points easily with two Sims at the same time. There's no rule to say you can't remove the bedroom door so others don't butt into the conversation and your farmers can't leave. Make sure their needs are fulfilled though, the best time to do this is if everyone else is sleeping, at work or skilling.

As for parties, yeah I still struggle even with potions and needs fulfilled, lol. Dates and weddings are my favourites to do simply because they are very easy to complete. For birthdays I just have my household Sims invited that way everything can get done at a stress free pace.

If you want to make fishing easier for yourself then I suggest you move to Willow Creek, you've got several spots right next to you without changing screens and you can manage everyone.

I have not been to Granite Falls until my gen two reached teenhood and she and her helper spent two days fishing and getting part of her aspiration done. My founder and the first gen spares had completed everything so there was no need to worry about them.

Remember there are plenty of SP, EP and GP coming our way in future so play at your own pace. I started my new dynasty at the end of April and a month later I'm  still only on my gen two, and my founder has eaten Ambrosia so I really have only two Sims to play right now - the spares get most of my attention when gen two is at school so that's plenty of time to get whims and money pouring in.

Hope that made sense and helps you in any way.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1151 on: May 28, 2015, 10:02:44 AM »
Hi, I'm new to this challenge and one thing that I don't understand is does it matter when a founder/heir eat the ambrosia, provided they have met the requirements?
Or do I have to wait until they are elders or something?



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1152 on: May 28, 2015, 10:19:06 AM »
Hello, iiHana, and welcome to the forum! You have to wait until elderhood for sims to eat ambrosia, even if they complete their requirements beforehand.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1153 on: May 28, 2015, 01:27:48 PM »
You guys are the best ever! So basically what you are all saying is it IS boring, lol!  Apparently my vaunted patience was being tasked hard.  I thank you for the tips about things like use of Moodlet Solver and more.  Would you believe I never considered using that?  I guess I should have asked, do you all plan the game out ahead of time, like what each gen will do for careers, skills, and more and do you plan your story line out ahead of time or just work it in as the game develops?  I think in my case one problem is losing focus and the other is losing patience, as well as not really knowing how to actually "play" Sims.  My forte has always been building, not playing, and it's taken me this long since launch to actually begin to enjoy doing that!

The Guide is really valuable in many ways but really it is lacking in some of the tips that could make things so much easier.  For instance, oshizu told me about the crazy and flashy outfit that can turn your polinator into a babe machine.  Prior to that I'd spend many Sim hours getting the girl to want to try for baby.  Now it's a matter of "Hello, nice to meet you, wanna have a baby for me?" lol  Do we have a tips section as we did for TS3?

You've cheered me up immensly and strengthened my resolve.  Thank you so much!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1155 on: May 28, 2015, 02:54:17 PM »
@Joria I have planned which careers and skills I want for heirs but I wait for that heir to be born and see what their character is like before setting everything in stone. Getting bored of playing the dynasty does happen so that is when I work on the storyside and have fun with other challenges and testing out future careers I'd like to try out. I absolutely love building in TS4 as you may have noticed from my dynasty =D
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1156 on: May 28, 2015, 03:27:26 PM »
Thank you, Nutella.

@Nettlejuice:  yes, I have definitely noticed!  I wish I had the courage to use CC and bring in some of the TS3 stuff as you have!  Brilliantly done.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1157 on: May 28, 2015, 06:52:07 PM »
@Joria , I have all 8 generations planned out from which aspiration to what traits, museum pieces, careers (back up careers in case the active ones proved too glitchy) etc and now that we can... even what gender.  :)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1158 on: May 28, 2015, 08:42:36 PM »
@Joria If you don't want to I don't think it's absolutely necessary to plan out careers and skills, since there's plenty of options for careers and skills are no longer exclusive. However, I would definitely plan out rewards and aspirations, as it's easy to accidentally complete an aspiration or purchase a reward early in the dynasty and not realize you've run out of aspirations/rewards until much later on. At the very least, establish what rewards and aspirations you want to be shared between all of your heirs, and which ones will be unique. Not including bodybuilder (and including stuff added in OR), there are 23 aspirations and 43 rewards. This means 7 shared aspirations and 11 shared rewards. For aspirations I would suggest sharing ones such as Fabulously Wealthy, Mansion Baron, Soulmate, and Successful Lineage. For reward traits I would suggest Potions of Youth, Moodlet Solvers, Career Boosters (Connections and Entrepreneurial) and traits that help with moods such as Never Weary, Steel Bladder, etc. (I prefer skilling traits such as Morning Sim for my own play, but I believe popular opinion would go with the latter traits, especially if you're having difficulty managing needs.) And if you have OR, I highly recommend making Incredibly Friendly a shared trait, as it helps greatly with making those good friends.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1159 on: May 29, 2015, 11:19:46 AM »
Don't make your good friends too early, the friendship decays quite fast without the "beloved" reward trait.  What I did was plan 2 full days for making friends at the end.  When I had all requirements done except for the friends part, I sent my sim out to the world and spam 3 friends in one full day, another 3 friends the second day (of course one friend has to be BFF) - when done, come home and eat ambrosia.  I had a sim that made friends too early and the bar kept decaying and I spent so much wasted time working on getting the friendship bar back up.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1160 on: May 29, 2015, 12:48:00 PM »
I've found the Beloved trait to be unreliable.  In my current (failed-but-playing-until-the-end-for-the-experience) dynasty, a spare got the Beloved trait but his relationships are decaying anyway. I checked at EA Answers HQ and it seems the Beloved trait may break if another sim in the household (alive or not) acquired the trait.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1161 on: May 29, 2015, 09:00:24 PM »
Yeah, I don't bother with the Beloved trait either, just do the 'spam friends hard out' trick right before eating ambrosia. I wish all the friendships would last like they do with those giant toys.  ;)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1162 on: May 30, 2015, 01:39:10 PM »
My Sim just had an alien baby so does he have to keep it or can it be sent back to the home world?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1163 on: May 30, 2015, 02:24:39 PM »
You can keep as household members or send back to home world, it is your choice.  I am assuming this is an abducted male pregnancy thing right?

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« Reply #1164 on: May 30, 2015, 06:40:43 PM »
Yes, it was a male abduction.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1165 on: May 30, 2015, 09:58:55 PM »
My sim was just about to throw a party and none of her friends are even showing up anymore! They can't be invited, and are showing up in no relationship panels. One sim who was in household had a child with her best friend, and his kids aren't there anymore!

That's the other thing, Don, the aforementioned sim had thirteen kids at one point. Now it shows four!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1166 on: May 31, 2015, 01:59:26 AM »
@geekischic , sometimes the sims in the world but not in houses get culled. This starts to happen when there are more than 180 sims in your entire game. It sounds like this is what has happened to you. I can't be sure from what you've written... but chances are your worlds have been culled!
Is Don in your household? Were his children actually in houses or just born to sims that are in the world? I know that there have been reports of sims in houses being culled, the only time this happened to me was when the mother died from old age but her children still hadn't aged up into to teens and so they 'disappeared' when she died.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1167 on: May 31, 2015, 03:54:35 AM »
I have a question for the mods.  For story purposes (ie Screenshots) is it okay to load the sims to the gallery, make a new game, drop in the lots and do the screenshots there?  If I get to my third generation, space and time travel start becoming more relevant and a few nice screenshots would really help the story telling.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1168 on: May 31, 2015, 04:51:11 AM »
Yeah Don is in my household and was the town mattress. None of his kids live with him. Ugh I'm worried about making new friends!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1169 on: May 31, 2015, 05:00:03 AM »
@MissTrips I believe that should be perfectly fine. Can mods confirm?

@geekischic I know how you feel. My first culling happened late in gen 1, which was a big shock because I assumed it wouldn't be happening until much later. Even worse, it took away my favorite of my pollinators' lovers (who had just become one of my founder's good friends), who had already had twins and was pregnant again! I thought for sure she would be safe if she was pregnant/had children.  It was also a shock going into my founder's relationships list (she was a Friend of the World) and seeing half the people she knew and most of her friends gone.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1170 on: May 31, 2015, 05:06:10 AM »
@geekischic , if it's possible, it's better to have him making nooboos with sims in houses. I didn't do that in my first dynasty attempt and my worlds became completely empty apart from my dynasty house. While it's still possible to complete a dynasty with empty worlds... it is more fun (just in my opinion) with full houses.  :) So far, in my current attempt, I have had no sims culled from any of my households.

If that's not possible then try to make your friends just before it's time for ambrosia but the rules do allow your good friends to be from within your household if the culling becomes unmanageable.  :)

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1171 on: May 31, 2015, 06:30:49 AM »
@MissTrips Yeah that's OK, I've been doing the same for my challenge.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1172 on: May 31, 2015, 08:29:19 AM »
I have a question for the mods.  For story purposes (ie Screenshots) is it okay to load the sims to the gallery, make a new game, drop in the lots and do the screenshots there?  If I get to my third generation, space and time travel start becoming more relevant and a few nice screenshots would really help the story telling.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1173 on: May 31, 2015, 09:13:22 AM »
I may do the friends in household, but will she be able to get another BFF? I really don't want to have to restart, gen three was just born.

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« Reply #1174 on: May 31, 2015, 09:22:12 AM »
I may do the friends in household, but will she be able to get another BFF? I really don't want to have to restart, gen three was just born.
Making another best friend should be no problem.  Even if the original best friend was still around, you could still make a new best friend.  You would just lose best friend status with the original.

 

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