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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1375 on: August 22, 2015, 10:25:19 PM »
I've been cleaning my house rather than playing my dynasty... I have to bribe myself to play it.... it's so boring in the last gens. Far out... I'm even cleaning my oven today rather than playing!!!

Makes me think @LenaLJ  that your 'speed' approach with no story wasn't such a bad idea!  ;)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1376 on: August 23, 2015, 08:32:16 AM »
I think boredom can be a problem with any generational challenge. By the time you get to the 4th or 5th generation, you've done all the aspirations, jobs, and skills that you really wanted to do; the rest just seem like work. So, pace yourselves, take a break, play something else -- *cough* the Teeny challenge is still live *cough*.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1377 on: August 23, 2015, 11:30:31 PM »
I'm the same.. I'm only at gen 3 and I click on the file to load, play for about 10 mins and then think.. Oh! I've got a great idea for a challenge.. and off I go to open another new file!  :-\

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1378 on: August 24, 2015, 10:15:14 AM »
I'm workin on it!  It just gets hella boring after 5 generations or so.

I feel your pain. I find Sims 4, to be honest, very boring. I am trying to do a Wonder Child challenge but I don't find the motivation to boot up Sims 4 and play the family for hours on end. My Wonder Child has aged up to child and is working on his aspirations, but... it's VERY hard to avoid tempting and quit and start something else. I tried the Immortal Dynasty for both Sims 3 and Sims 4 and find that getting past Generation 2 is insanely hard considering that I have to use the same computer for Maplestory(don't kill me, pls) and that's more interesting. I fear I may have to just uninstall my Origin client and never reinstall it.

No offense - I don't care about playing Sims, but I DO love reading stories other people made because they have the motivation. Also, to be fair, I have elite autism so it's VERY hard to keep focused on one thing at a time. I have several PS3 games screaming for attention. So I salute you who soldier on and complete the challenges, especially without cheating up motives! I hate micromanagement of needs - I already have to go work out at the gym, take a shower every day, eat healthy food, sleep for six hours  and use the toilet in real life, having virtual avatars do it gets too annoying for me. I apologize if I offended anyone.

EDIT: Also, I will not be able to play the same file today - I go to my parent's house to house sit and take care of four unruly mutts while my parents and little sis go to Colorado for a five day vacay. That's another problem with Sims games, you have to bring your computer wherever you go to play it. MMOs and console games don't have that problem - MMOs can be accessed from any computer and video game consoles are easy to transport.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1379 on: August 24, 2015, 10:32:33 AM »
Right, I'm really late to this party, but am really keen and excited to start!  I have browsed through some of the replies, but can't find the answer to my first question :

How do I choose my spouse?  I've just done a black widow challenge which had rules about marrying singles etc. So, who am I allowed to reproduce with?  Can I create a handsome stud and move him in, with all his $$$$?

Many thanks for any help.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1380 on: August 24, 2015, 12:21:57 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, TraceyJane!

The only sim you can create is your Founder, and this can't be a sim you've used in a previous game. You'll have to find the spouse among the sims in your world.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1381 on: August 24, 2015, 12:52:41 PM »
Thank you Marian. I realise I can't go and manage worlds now! I found a nice rich young man at the museum!


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1382 on: August 24, 2015, 05:26:23 PM »
I've been cleaning my house rather than playing my dynasty... I have to bribe myself to play it.... it's so boring in the last gens. Far out... I'm even cleaning my oven today rather than playing!!!

Makes me think @LenaLJ  that your 'speed' approach with no story wasn't such a bad idea!  ;)

I've done my story in month to month files.  I have only just finished uploading July and I'm still on my founder who just met all her reqs.  I think Lena J has the way to go!  I love doing the story writing but that takes up so much time I wind up stopping playing the game.  I'm pretty ocd so I don't mind the repetitiveness and I'm a control freak so micromanaging is right up my alley.  lol  Sooo, I've actually been thinking of doing another one ala Lena J style only how does one show what was accomplished?  I don't do the spread sheets because my vision is so poor I can't read them.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1383 on: August 24, 2015, 05:33:52 PM »
I love doing the story writing but that takes up so much time I wind up stopping playing the game.

So true. When I did the Man Dynasty (seems like a different lifetime now lol) I eventually ended up playing the file for the story - I would think of a comedy bit/sketch I wanted to showcase and just played the file for screenshots, etc. The writing took hours.

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« Reply #1384 on: August 24, 2015, 06:00:12 PM »
@Joria what about taking screen shots of the friends tab and of the notifications that come up when you max a career etc etc? I don't use spread sheets either...can't stand not having the info on one screen and having to scroll. I still use paper and pen! Talk about the dark ages! But least I can see everything at one glance.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1385 on: August 25, 2015, 03:42:32 AM »
@Joria what about taking screen shots of the friends tab and of the notifications that come up when you max a career etc etc? I don't use spread sheets either...can't stand not having the info on one screen and having to scroll. I still use paper and pen! Talk about the dark ages! But least I can see everything at one glance.

I really think we're twins.  I also use paper and pen!  I have all these little pads filled with Sims stuff!  Not sure how to take a screen shot of the notifications and what is the friends tab?  Is it that thing you click on to show who a Sim knows?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1386 on: August 25, 2015, 04:10:41 AM »
Hi Joria, yes the friends tab is exactly that...you can extend it to show more if you need to. When notifications pop up they stay on your screen for a few mins so you can just take a screenshot without using tab and it will capture the whole screen...sims UI and everything. Even if the notification goes you can just click on the panel to bring them back up anyway (top right of your screen). Sorry I haven't got any screen shots to show you what I mean as I am not in-game at the moment!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1387 on: August 25, 2015, 06:38:37 AM »
I didn't see any restrictions on this in the rules, but just to be sure, can we change aspirations before they're completed?

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« Reply #1388 on: August 25, 2015, 07:17:29 AM »
@Roxanne07, yes, you can change aspirations before they're completed.
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« Reply #1389 on: August 25, 2015, 08:19:15 AM »
That's great. Thank you.

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« Reply #1390 on: August 26, 2015, 07:49:24 PM »
Hi Joria, yes the friends tab is exactly that...you can extend it to show more if you need to. When notifications pop up they stay on your screen for a few mins so you can just take a screenshot without using tab and it will capture the whole screen...sims UI and everything. Even if the notification goes you can just click on the panel to bring them back up anyway (top right of your screen). Sorry I haven't got any screen shots to show you what I mean as I am not in-game at the moment!

I rarely use the tab key for my screenshots so the only thing that shows up on my screenies are the Sims and possibly a plumbob.  The notifications and friends thing doesn't come through.  I don't know why.  Maybe one of my settings?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1391 on: August 26, 2015, 09:17:15 PM »
Joria, I haven't tried taking pictures of the notifications, but I imagine that they would show up if you click on the UI Capture box in the Camera section of Options. If you click on the icon for notifications, I think they'll show up and stay there.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1392 on: August 26, 2015, 09:29:04 PM »
I'm thinking of starting this Dynasty Challenge.  My only question so far is about gender for the 7th generation.  Has it been determined if there's a way to guarantee the baby will be female?  I'm out of touch with a lot of things and don't know if it's been discovered.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1393 on: August 26, 2015, 09:52:19 PM »
Pam, eating strawberries and listening to pop music is supposed to increase the chance that your sim will have a girl. I've eaten strawberries (7 to 10 or more), and it's worked for me. Carrots and alternative music is supposed to result in boys.

Take a look at the Tips section, too. There's some very helpful information in there, especially relating to parties.
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« Reply #1394 on: August 26, 2015, 09:54:22 PM »
Thank you, MarianT.  I appreciate the information!
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« Reply #1395 on: August 27, 2015, 03:23:09 AM »
I'm thinking of starting this Dynasty Challenge.  My only question so far is about gender for the 7th generation.  Has it been determined if there's a way to guarantee the baby will be female?  I'm out of touch with a lot of things and don't know if it's been discovered.


To be 100% sure eat 10 strawberries or carrots each stage of pregnancy and listen to music whenever possible. Hasn't failed for me yet.
You can also get pregnant townies to listen to music and influence what gender of nooboo they will have too. I've had about 90% accuracy with townies in my dynasty doing this.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1396 on: August 28, 2015, 04:48:02 AM »
I have everything I need to
make a few Ambrosias and my founder should certainly qualify. How does it work once she's an elder? Should I wait until she's close to death before making and eating it?  This is a great challenge, thanks everyone!


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« Reply #1397 on: August 28, 2015, 05:36:33 AM »
Normally elders get two warnings before they die. If you want to wait until your sim has had their first warning from Grim that should take your sims life to about two days before their death should happen. Any time a sim's age bar is fully green can mean imminent death though... and if the age bar is bubbly then it's could be any minute! An elder gets anywhere between 10 and 20 days as an elder but usually only ten days.

So, it's up to you. I gave my founder ambrosia on the day of his elder birthday but for some of my later heirs I waited right until the last possible moment. Just remember, if an heir dies that's the dynasty over. Good luck @Traceyjane   :)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1398 on: August 28, 2015, 05:38:33 AM »
What happens if you give it on the day of the birthday? Do they still age up; then  you have to keep giving it or are they truly immortal?


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1399 on: August 28, 2015, 06:01:43 AM »
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Choose New Game and create a single Young Adult. Gender, Aspiration, and Traits are all player choice (except Bodybuilder — this Aspiration is banned for all household members).

So if you move a Sim into the household and discover they have the Bodybuilder Aspiration then you have to change it right away right? Can you switch to that Aspiration temporarily to complete a milestone as long as you don't complete the Aspiration or is that not an option?

One more thing, is pleading for a dying Sim's life off limits? Probably is, but just checking.

 

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