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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1175 on: May 31, 2015, 10:20:36 AM »
You guys are the best ever! So basically what you are all saying is it IS boring, lol!

Well, I apologize in advance if I implied anything negative about The Sims. Everyone has their own preferences, and for me, I... well, let's just say I got too addicted to LittleBigPlanet recently and didn't find digital humans having a simulation of real life much fun. Still, whenever I get bored of grinding for trophies, I might take a day, boot up Origin, and just have a day of watching videos on Youtube while playing off-and-on with the Sims. The reason I like the Dynasties and challenges is because I tend to torture myself with challenges for Platinum Trophies, so yeah, I am a masochist.  :'(

I'm glad you got a lot of help, and maybe these tips will help me with my own casual play of the Sims 4.  ;D

Welp, time to go back to the Path of Death. My lord, Captain Qwark, why did you have to make that trophy SO difficult with the fire jets!!?!?  >:(
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1176 on: May 31, 2015, 11:19:31 AM »
Oh phew! She's so close to elder, now I'm freaking out a bit lol



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1177 on: May 31, 2015, 02:18:35 PM »
@geekischic: Lol, Don was your town mattress?!  lol

@Joria, someone else already mentioned this but you might enjoy the tournament challenges. As you know, I'm now playing my eighth dynasty attempt which failed because my Gen6 heir bought a previously-assigned reward trait, but I'm playing it to the end anyway for the learning experience.  Lol, when I start up, I just rename my Dynasty excel file (thank you, Lena) and make revisions based on my latest failure.  I really like the tournament challenges, which are all well designed and supervised. Each tournament challenge usually lasts no longer than one or two age stages: 20 days (YA phase) or 40 days  (YA and Adult phases), so my usual intensity and frustration don't last long.  A relaxing break from dynasty gameplay, especially since I'm not a good enough player to stress over a top-ranking score, hehe.  Joria, each tournament forces us to focus on a particular aspect of gameplay but I cannot resist completing the garden anyway. 

Oops, this post got too long. I just wanted to share that you're not the only one who is repeatedly starting over.  :)  Erm, misery loves company?  *shuffles feet

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1178 on: May 31, 2015, 02:54:05 PM »
Yes dynasty is meant to test your patience.  I reached gen 6 and lost interest and patience, there goes my dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1179 on: May 31, 2015, 03:55:25 PM »
He sure was!

Is it possible to get approval for no culling mod? http://modthesims.info/d/545615

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« Reply #1180 on: May 31, 2015, 04:04:16 PM »
Sorry geekischic, the mod changes gameplay hence it won't be allowed.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1181 on: May 31, 2015, 04:42:08 PM »
That's fine, I can still cope! :)



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1182 on: June 01, 2015, 01:00:16 PM »
@Nutella, so that's what happened to your dynasty.
You were really sailing through the generations then suddenly stopped, so I was wondering.....
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1183 on: June 01, 2015, 02:45:12 PM »
@oshizu
I wouldn't say easy, but definitely boring.  I have 5 generations of elders that have nothing to do (already ate ambrosia), and I am super OCD, I just cannot stand letting them go autopilot.  I have to control them, and yet there is really nothing for them to do.  I would stick the elders on chess table and/or play violin, to keep them out of the way.  Only the current active generation is interesting, as I have so many deathflowers/angel fish/potion of youth that ambrosia is no longer an issue.

Honestly I wish there is a dynasty that doesn't require me to keep completed elders around.  Gonna go harass metropolis man now for a new dynasty. :P

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1184 on: June 01, 2015, 03:06:43 PM »
@oshizu
I wouldn't say easy, but definitely boring.  I have 5 generations of elders that have nothing to do (already ate ambrosia), and I am super OCD, I just cannot stand letting them go autopilot.  I have to control them, and yet there is really nothing for them to do.  I would stick the elders on chess table and/or play violin, to keep them out of the way.  Only the current active generation is interesting, as I have so many deathflowers/angel fish/potion of youth that ambrosia is no longer an issue.

Honestly I wish there is a dynasty that doesn't require me to keep completed elders around.  Gonna go harass metropolis man now for a new dynasty. :P
Hahaha, your comment reminds me of Colt Brook's Shannon and her Elderly Garden.
I agree that by Gen5, the fam has 99+ of each ambrosia ingredient so the elders are only useful for helping the new generations to level their skills.  I must confess, though, I love being able to keep the founder and certain heirs, but not all heirs, around.

It would be great, though, if you could whizz to the end of your dynasty.  You're almost done and the rest of us love reading about your gameplay.   ;D

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1185 on: June 01, 2015, 03:22:21 PM »
I'll revive it one of these days, after I get bored of playing civilization.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1186 on: June 01, 2015, 03:41:55 PM »
I'm so glad to see these comments re: being bored with all the elderly sims. lol. I'm in the same boat, enough potions/fish for the rest of the dynasty... etc. I've always thought it might be fun to be allowed to feed the sims ambrosia the minute they complete all their requirements. Then it would sort of make it a race for the youngest possible immortal. Mind you, that's just because I like my male sims to be eternally unwrinkly.  ::)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1187 on: June 01, 2015, 05:13:13 PM »
@geekischic: Lol, Don was your town mattress?!  lol

@Joria, someone else already mentioned this but you might enjoy the tournament challenges. As you know, I'm now playing my eighth dynasty attempt which failed because my Gen6 heir bought a previously-assigned reward trait, but I'm playing it to the end anyway for the learning experience.  Lol, when I start up, I just rename my Dynasty excel file (thank you, Lena) and make revisions based on my latest failure.  I really like the tournament challenges, which are all well designed and supervised. Each tournament challenge usually lasts no longer than one or two age stages: 20 days (YA phase) or 40 days  (YA and Adult phases), so my usual intensity and frustration don't last long.  A relaxing break from dynasty gameplay, especially since I'm not a good enough player to stress over a top-ranking score, hehe.  Joria, each tournament forces us to focus on a particular aspect of gameplay but I cannot resist completing the garden anyway. 

Oops, this post got too long. I just wanted to share that you're not the only one who is repeatedly starting over.  :)  Erm, misery loves company?  *shuffles feet

I've done the various tournament challenges for several years but then last year I decided I would no longer do them.  Why?  I'm extremely competitive and get myself so stressed out trying to make a good score, (don't necessarily have to be the top scorer), that I would make myself sick and myself and family miserable.  Decided it was no longer fun for me so stick to what makes me happy.  Metro does an excellent job with the challenges and it's fun to read what folks did once they are over but it's not my cup of tea any more. 

Current "town mattress",  ;D Don Lothario has 13 children from multiple births and is about to increase that with Summer Holiday.  So what you guys are saying is I might lose a lot of those kids due to culling?   :'(  Is there anyway to put those homeless single moms in houses without breaking any rules?

Big shout out THANK YOU to all you who have helped with pm's and advice here.  It seems I just might make it through to ambrosia with my founder.  A first for me!  lol
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1188 on: June 01, 2015, 06:07:18 PM »
@Joria Unfortunately, yes, that's exactly what we're saying. That's what happened in my game. I think every non housed sim Don (also my town mattress, or at least, one of them) impregnated disappeared with their children in tow. Maybe they all found out about each other?  :P And there's no legal way to house them, I believe.

ETA: I also have difficulty finding the older sims things to do. I'm definitely using the immortal jail strategy for my sims; I dont think I could get through it otherwise. Even with that the last two weeks have been tedious; 8 sims in the house, gen 2 still a baby/child, founder finishing up the odds and ends of her requirements (whims, friends, museum pieces) and waiting to age up to elder. There wasn't enough to do to be interesting but there was still enough that I couldn't just speed 3 the entire thing.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1189 on: June 01, 2015, 06:32:43 PM »
@officialghosts: What is the immortal jail strategy?  I had images in my head of your using the jail cell components from the Detective career but....

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1190 on: June 01, 2015, 06:39:18 PM »
@oshizu  Once you're done with a sim, placing them in a small room with everything they need to keep their needs up autonomously and leaving them there until they die/the end of the dynasty or you need them for something. It was first used/invented by OrangeIguana for his sims 3 dynasty. If a sim can take care of themselves, it's like they're not even there!

Founder and all of her friends getting their elder makeovers; ambrosia eating is imminent. (Founder's had her requirements done for about a week and a half now.) I'm still working on perfecting the jail cell as only her spouse is currently using it; when I think i've got it right I might share my layout either here or on the tips and tricks thread.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1191 on: June 01, 2015, 07:01:28 PM »
So basically you're putting them in a room with no door, right?  Or can we use a locking door now?  Will they feed themselves ambrosia on time or do you have to micromanage that?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1192 on: June 01, 2015, 07:02:29 PM »
@officialghosts: Would love to see what your jail cell ultimately looks like, so I'll keep an eye out for your post on my "Unread posts" list.
Besides helping with leveling, my elders carve camping mascot sculptures for the younger generations to sell, but they're always skipping out to make drinks or dance, lol.  "A room of one's own" would certainly minimize all the carousing.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1193 on: June 01, 2015, 07:08:23 PM »
@Joria No locking doors yet, so no doors. They wont auto eat ambrosia (or they would- along with the non immortals), so immortals will be let out once a week to eat ambrosia.

@oshizu I'll probably stick some different items in depending on the sim- my painter gets an easel, my spouse is still writing in his cell, etc. If a sim has maxed the same skill that I want a younger sim to level I'll let them out to mentor. But yea, if I had a dollar for every time my sims went to make a drink...   ::)

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« Reply #1194 on: June 01, 2015, 07:12:25 PM »
Oh I hear you, I got so mad at my sim going to make drink constantly I keep deleting my bar, then rebuy it when i need it.  It's crazy. 

The immortal jail strategy is amazing, if you are not obsess over controlling your sim (like me).

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1195 on: June 01, 2015, 07:24:45 PM »
I'm using the immortal jail because I obsess over my sims; I'm hoping if can keep them safe and happy, I won't feel compelled to check on them (as much).

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« Reply #1196 on: June 01, 2015, 07:36:34 PM »
Oh I hear you, I got so mad at my sim going to make drink constantly I keep deleting my bar, then rebuy it when i need it.  It's crazy. 

The immortal jail strategy is amazing, if you are not obsess over controlling your sim (like me).

I feel your pain!  Just put the audio and bar in your group inventory.  Then you don't have to rebuy it, just move it back.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1197 on: June 01, 2015, 11:23:41 PM »
The problem is with using the jail system in TS4 is that every time you leave the lot and come back all the sims are actually brand newly recreated data. Sooo, they will all be outside the house at the front. I know, I've been using a little jail cell for my elders for a while. It's a right pain having to keep putting them back in it.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1198 on: June 02, 2015, 01:12:31 AM »
The problem is with using the jail system in TS4 is that every time you leave the lot and come back all the sims are actually brand newly recreated data. Sooo, they will all be outside the house at the front. I know, I've been using a little jail cell for my elders for a while. It's a right pain having to keep putting them back in it.

rofl, too funny.  Guess the elder garden is a better bet.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1199 on: June 02, 2015, 02:11:59 PM »
I have a question that will impact if I need to restart or not. My founder did 95% work on the garden, some other sims helped her water, weed a bit, etc. Can she use these for the museum? If she can't, not sure what else she'll put in. >.<

 

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