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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2000 on: June 29, 2016, 10:48:11 AM »
I have a question regarding the 'big happy family' and 'succesful lineage' aspirations. Is it possible to complete those for an immortal-to-be? They seem quite fun, but I don't dare to try to complete them as one of the requirements, since I feel like it will take too long. Is there someone who has done it? or knows it can be done?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2001 on: June 29, 2016, 11:37:50 AM »
@Caterina I know what you mean. I've done the same thing, built my cemetery on a retail lot without a till. The 'shop' is never open as it's used by my family only to place graves and take screenshots.

I have a beautiful cemetery/funeral home that I spent a lot of time creating in my Build-A-City-Challenge that I would like to use in this challenge.  It is a retail lot that would not be run by my sims but visited as a cemetery.

Here is where you've confused me. When you say 'not run by my Sims' do you mean you own the lot but don't ever open 'shop' because it's a cemetery and privately used by your family?
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« Reply #2002 on: June 29, 2016, 12:05:06 PM »
I have a question regarding the 'big happy family' and 'succesful lineage' aspirations. Is it possible to complete those for an immortal-to-be? They seem quite fun, but I don't dare to try to complete them as one of the requirements, since I feel like it will take too long. Is there someone who has done it? or knows it can be done?
I've done successful lineage as immortals but big happy family is only completable by gen 1, I think, because having three kids any other generation would be really bad on space.  I mean it might be doable if you have kids outside the house and the game still counts them but that would only work for males/pollinating females.

Edit:  I do them as spare aspirations/ never as unique.  I'm sure you could but that a in high school/ child aspiration glitch can cause a lot of problems.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2003 on: June 29, 2016, 12:15:16 PM »
I have a question regarding the 'big happy family' and 'succesful lineage' aspirations. Is it possible to complete those for an immortal-to-be? They seem quite fun, but I don't dare to try to complete them as one of the requirements, since I feel like it will take too long. Is there someone who has done it? or knows it can be done?
In my experience, only a male sim with a male son only a parent sim and their child sim, both who are either male or "female who can impregnate others" can complete Big Happy Family because of two of the milestones.
My male sim completed "Be friends with 3 of your children" by having an heir then siring two more children with townie ladies.
He completed the "Have 4 grandchildren" milestone by having his son do the same thing: have the dynasty heir then having 3 more children with townie ladies.
*can't decide whether to feel embarrassed or shrug

I've never managed to complete Successful Lineage because "Have a child max an aspiration" wouldn't fire for me for an adult aspiration, so I just replaced Successful Lineage with another  aspiration.

Heh, @Ricalynn posted while I was still typing and she's absolutely correct about pollinating females, so I've edited my original comment.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2004 on: June 29, 2016, 05:42:23 PM »
@Ricalynn thank you, I don't want that many children in my houshold indeed. Takes up too much space. I didn't think of having kids outside the household :)

@oshizu thank you for the insight. That sounds like a smart way to do it. Still I would be pretty scared that I wouldn't make it in time though.

I'm gonna consider it :) sounds like a fun challenge (and maybe have a back-up plan in case something goes wrong)

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2005 on: June 29, 2016, 09:23:02 PM »
@Nettlejuice
I was hoping that I could place the lot as a community owned retail lot and still be able to place my gravestones there when I visited. 

I'm not sure if that will work, I will test it a little later today. 
     If it works in my test file, then to get it into my Immortal Dynasty file, I would need to buy a retail lot, complete the build, then sell it.
 
     If it doesn't work in my test file, then to use it in my Immortal Dynasty file, I would need to buy a retail lot, complete the build, then KEEP the lot. 

I wouldn't ever have to open it for business if I didn't want to. 

If I sold it, my sims could visit, buy an urn or some flowers, and hopefully mourn their dead.  I don't know if ghosts would appear there or not.  I have some testing to do apparently. 


Update:  I tested out gravestones from the family who owned the lot and also from a visiting family...the ghosts from each family came out so it will work either way.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2006 on: June 29, 2016, 10:08:37 PM »
@Caterina  The thing about the rules is rooms are allowed to be placed but you can't actually place a lot not made by Maxis.  So since you made the whole lot previously then it would be a no go to place down regardless of any other details.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2007 on: June 30, 2016, 01:21:46 AM »
It's okay.  I plan to recreate it from scratch.  I just take screenshots then switch back and forth from the screenshots to my game while I build.  It's a little time consuming but no big deal.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2008 on: July 07, 2016, 02:09:31 PM »
Congratulations to @sdhoey for completing the dynasty, inducted to Hall of Fame.

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« Reply #2009 on: July 07, 2016, 02:28:23 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2010 on: July 07, 2016, 02:55:56 PM »
@sdhoey - Congratulations! :)

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« Reply #2011 on: July 07, 2016, 02:58:30 PM »
Thanks guys. I feel like a kid that made the honor roll in school. :)


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2012 on: July 07, 2016, 07:15:11 PM »
RULES UPDATE:

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2013 on: July 08, 2016, 12:35:49 AM »
I'm a little confused...

I have already been playing my Immortal Dynasty file long enough that I have my first immortal,

1)  May I place Chez Llama, the experimental food restaurant created by Maxis?

2)  If so, may my sims purchase it and run it if they want to?

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« Reply #2014 on: July 08, 2016, 06:19:00 AM »
1)  May I place Chez Llama, the experimental food restaurant created by Maxis?
Allowed.  Anything created by Maxis you are allowed to place in your dynasty, although you cannot bulldoze preexisting houses/buildings to place the restaurant.  Find an empty lot.

2)  If so, may my sims purchase it and run it if they want to?
Allowed.  There is no restaurant requirement for immortal dynasty, but you can owned a restaurant nonetheless and play it for fun.

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« Reply #2015 on: July 13, 2016, 03:01:09 AM »
Congratulations  @sdhoey   :) Yay!!! You've completed your dynasty and entered the Hall of Fame!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2016 on: July 14, 2016, 05:28:10 PM »
I think I'm finally ready to begin my Immortal Dynasty, but I have a few questions before I start. :)

1. Although Non-Immortal Sims are allowed to choose any traits, careers, etc., I saw that the Bodybuilder Aspiration is banned for all household members. Does this restriction extend to Non-Immortal Sims as well?

2. When moving in a spouse, would not taking all of his/her roommates be considered splitting the dynasty household? For instance, could we move in the spouse and a couple of roommates rather than all of them and still be within the rules?

3. Since Manage Worlds is off limits after going into Live Mode, how are we able to place Maxis created buildings in Newcrest? I've noticed that the Manage Worlds screen seems to only be available after moving in a household to an empty lot. I was concerned since after moving in, the game starts up in Live Mode. (Sorry for this question! I'm still working on learning the ins-and-outs of The Sims 4. ;D)

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2017 on: July 14, 2016, 06:24:35 PM »
I think I'm finally ready to begin my Immortal Dynasty, but I have a few questions before I start. :)

1. Although Non-Immortal Sims are allowed to choose any traits, careers, etc., I saw that the Bodybuilder Aspiration is banned for all household members. Does this restriction extend to Non-Immortal Sims as well?

2. When moving in a spouse, would not taking all of his/her roommates be considered splitting the dynasty household? For instance, could we move in the spouse and a couple of roommates rather than all of them and still be within the rules?

3. Since Manage Worlds is off limits after going into Live Mode, how are we able to place Maxis created buildings in Newcrest? I've noticed that the Manage Worlds screen seems to only be available after moving in a household to an empty lot. I was concerned since after moving in, the game starts up in Live Mode. (Sorry for this question! I'm still working on learning the ins-and-outs of The Sims 4. ;D)

Thank you in advance!

1.  If they are in your household (immortal or non-immortal), they can't finish it. That doesn't mean you can't use the first couple of milestones to get some aspiration points.  Finishing it by any sim in your household (the sims you control) is banned and is breaking the rules/loss of HoF/Failure.

2. The dynasty household is YOUR household.  You can't split your household meaning no one can leave from your lot to someone else's family.   If a spouse happens to be a part of another household, you don't have to bring in the old household because they are not yours.

3. It's off-limits for anything after you place lots basically.  Place your founder and you can hit manage worlds and this is the only time that the team (which I'm not on!) will generally let you go in to place things.  It's a one time deal unless we get loads of new content (like an expansion, ex: Dine Out restaurants) and then it's always best to ask.   There have been some recent clarifications (last couple of months) about editing lots but that doesn't require Manage Worlds just being on the lot and build/buy mode.

Hope this helps & Good luck!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2018 on: July 14, 2016, 06:52:05 PM »
Wonderful! Thank you so much for the clarifications, Ricalynn. :) I can't wait to get started!

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« Reply #2019 on: July 19, 2016, 01:45:49 PM »
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-- Until the bug that causes Sims to become ageless if they meet a Nanny is fixed, hiring a Nanny is banned.

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« Reply #2020 on: July 19, 2016, 09:28:29 PM »
Any rules/restrictions on anything to do with either Restaurants or the new Backyard Stuff?  Sure wish we could use a nanny!  That looked like it could be fun.  Really not needed though.

After failing my Rivalry Dynasty, I've decided to go back and do my ID with a twist again.  I had decided I would allow some bought items, (childrens' items and fish bowls only), are there any rules against doing it this way?  Just once I'd like to really make an effort to reach the HOF.

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« Reply #2021 on: July 19, 2016, 11:02:59 PM »
@Joria: In short, restaurants are allowed to be placed (must be one of Maxis' lots but that's true for everything) and owning them is too. They don't really contribute to requirements but there's no reason to ban them.

The only restaurant-specific rule is:

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As for Backyard Stuff...don't own the pack yet (I had to get train fare today instead and it's gone up again!). So far nothing seems objectionable from others' accounts. The nannies that came with the patch are banned for now due to an aging bug associated with hiring them, but @Nutella put that into action just a post above you. But the actual pack content looks good until someone brings up an item that alters aging or provides too big of an advantage to allow. Any other team members have new info to weigh in with?
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« Reply #2022 on: July 20, 2016, 11:37:47 PM »
Wondering the reason behind no Body Builder for those who are not heirs or founders.  By saying no to Body Builder you are also saying no to any Athlete careers as well.  Right?  Is it possible to do some of Body Builder as long as you don't max it?  I need to have Don reach lvl 6 of the career which only takes lvl 9 Fitness.
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« Reply #2023 on: July 20, 2016, 11:39:25 PM »
Only the aspiration is banned not the career because it lengthens the elder life stage.
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« Reply #2024 on: July 21, 2016, 01:09:41 AM »
Only the aspiration is banned not the career because it lengthens the elder life stage.

So he could actually max fitness as long as he doesn't do the aspiration?  That would be awesome.
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