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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2025 on: July 21, 2016, 01:11:30 AM »
Right there is absolutely nothing preventing you from maxing fitness (I have on a lot of characters).  However it's just the actual aspiration that's banned because of the longer life trait.  So have him max fitness,  get to level 10 in the athletic career if you want too!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2026 on: July 21, 2016, 01:58:25 AM »
And here I thought I'd never pick up a Sim game again... Joke's on me, I guess, here I come crawling back for more challenges  ;D

I have a question about editing the lots before live mode start. For a lot of ploppable Maxis-made lots from the library you have to mix and match footprints, like putting a 30x20 building on a 30x40 in-game lot... Are we allowed to go in and add some decorative trees/paths around the lot so it doesn't look quite as barren?

Actually now that I looked around the game a bit more, you can actually straight-up edit any lot you visit. Are there any restrictions to doing that, aside from keeping the bones of the building intact?

I read the last 10 pages of the discussion and think I'm pretty sure both of those are allowed/unrestricted but there's always that niggling doubt isn't there? >_<



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2027 on: July 21, 2016, 02:58:12 AM »
Hey y'all!

I'm starting to fiddle with Sims 4 again after months of not touching anything Sims.  I got caught up on all of the packs and I'm thinking about what I want to play.  I looked at the Immortal Dynasty, but honestly, it looks like it's much more complicated than the first one in Sims 3.  Is it or am I just forgetting how it all worked?  I always play better when I have specific goals in mind, but I'm so out of practice on everything.  Any suggestions or thoughts for me?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2028 on: July 21, 2016, 03:02:32 AM »
Pam!  I would honestly take a look at Lena's spreadsheet and see what you have to do.  I find this one simpler, easier even with your immortals having to do all the work.  There aren't as many uniques so there's no kicking gates on the pool this time around and no supermaxing.   Another suggestion would be to play a game where the goal is to do just one generation.  Get the feel of playing again under your nails if that makes sense.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2029 on: July 21, 2016, 05:32:28 AM »
PAM!!!!  WHOO HOO!  Welcome back lady!  Really, the Sims 4 ID is easier in many ways than Sims3.  Just use a spreadsheet to keep track, or write your own strategy up and go for it.  It's a bit more complicated, (but not any harder), if you do a rotational rivalry ID, but for me it got old having to switch around just when you got really into it.  For me, Sims has to be fun and relaxing, not work and not too much strategy so an ID or one of the story challenges is my cuppa tea.  I've missed you!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2030 on: July 21, 2016, 08:21:54 AM »
Welcome back Pam.  It's not more complicated, just quite different because sims 4 no longer have some of the properties sims 3 have.  Now the Rival Dynasty, that one is definitely more complicated than Immortal.

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« Reply #2031 on: July 21, 2016, 08:46:33 AM »
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The team is discussing your edit lots questions / requests.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2032 on: July 21, 2016, 10:23:56 AM »
@Pam - oh my gosh! How wonderful to see you. *huge hugs*

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2033 on: July 21, 2016, 12:49:47 PM »
I have a question about editing the lots before live mode start. For a lot of ploppable Maxis-made lots from the library you have to mix and match footprints, like putting a 30x20 building on a 30x40 in-game lot... Are we allowed to go in and add some decorative trees/paths around the lot so it doesn't look quite as barren?
Allowed.

Actually now that I looked around the game a bit more, you can actually straight-up edit any lot you visit. Are there any restrictions to doing that, aside from keeping the bones of the building intact?
No restrictions, as long as you don't do any structural changes to the buildings. 

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2034 on: July 21, 2016, 05:05:18 PM »
Whee thanks :) I shall go fire up the gaming engines then!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2035 on: July 21, 2016, 07:15:22 PM »
Good to see you back, @Pam! You might try the Baby Boomer challenge, which starts in a couple of week, to get used to TS4 again.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2036 on: July 21, 2016, 11:04:41 PM »
@Metropolis Man - Good to see you, too!  *big hug*

@Joria - Thanks!  I don't know how much I'll really be around, but it's nice to tip my little toe into the Forum again.

I like the idea of trying just one generation at first.  I'll also take a look at the new Baby Boomer challenge.  I'm so very rusty, but I'm planning to spend a little time on the game more often.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2037 on: July 26, 2016, 02:05:21 AM »
My sim has chosen to expire WHILE eating ambrosia...
I may be destined to lose this challenge no matter what.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2038 on: July 26, 2016, 08:07:24 PM »
I just wanted to let you all know that sims who meet nannies will no longer become ageless as of today's patch.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2039 on: July 26, 2016, 08:42:50 PM »
My sim has chosen to expire WHILE eating ambrosia...
I may be destined to lose this challenge no matter what.

If only they would just eat and not stop to talk...So sorry to hear that, sone.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2040 on: July 27, 2016, 06:04:36 AM »
UPDATE:

Removed--
Until the bug that causes Sims to become ageless if they meet a Nanny is fixed, hiring a Nanny is banned.

Recent patch has fixed the Nanny immortality issue, please make sure to update your game to the most recent patch before using Nanny services.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2041 on: July 27, 2016, 04:33:28 PM »
I've learned that sometimes farther down the road in a dynasty you can run out of females for your male heirs to marry.  I know we are not allowed to use Manage Worlds, but would it be possible to make an exception allowing us to play other  families, townies, in order to produce more children?  Don works really hard at it but a pollinator can only do so much.  In townie households where there is no female could we go in to adopt children?  I'm thinking the answer is probably no but had to ask.

Second question, if you go back into your file after having saved, closed the game etc., but children are at school or Sims at work, when you come back they wind up leaving work and school early taking a big performance hit.  Other than not leaving them at work/school when you close the game, how do you prevent them from leaving when you return to it?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2042 on: July 27, 2016, 04:37:59 PM »
I've learned that sometimes farther down the road in a dynasty you can run out of females for your male heirs to marry.  I know we are not allowed to use Manage Worlds, but would it be possible to make an exception allowing us to play other  families, townies, in order to produce more children?  Don works really hard at it but a pollinator can only do so much.  In townie households where there is no female could we go in to adopt children?  I'm thinking the answer is probably no but had to ask.

Second question, if you go back into your file after having saved, closed the game etc., but children are at school or Sims at work, when you come back they wind up leaving work and school early taking a big performance hit.  Other than not leaving them at work/school when you close the game, how do you prevent them from leaving when you return to it?

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The team has always said no to your first question but the best way to get more people is to either not pollinate at all (it causes the game to move family in like it's supposed to because it's not near the limit)*This is happening in my game, families are moving in* , Move an elder into your family and have them adopt,  pollinate in stages.  Only do a few mothers, invite them over to dance to pop music.  If no one has a girl, choose a boy from that pollination to move in and have him start pollinating the rest of the world that isn't related to him. 

Edit to Add:  And let's not forget my 2 new favorite way to get spouses/friends. 1) Connections or Grade A High school student + entering every career.  This forces the game to come up with co-workers, especially the 3 Get Together careers.  2) Hiring NPCs.  There are so many things you can hire these days from DJs, Masseuses, Nannies, Gardeners & More that one is bound to be a female for a male or a male for a female.  And really at that stage.  The older the better.

Second question:  When you load into the game choose a community lot and travel there with a Sim that is not at work/school.  however this will cause them to lose any buffs you had going when you did save the game but it will keep them there.  ( Give me a second and I will load a picture to better explain this)

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Choose your lot or a community lot and hit the visit button as circled above.

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Choose your household and which Sims you plan to take to that lot.  You'll get a load screen and then it will load into the lot you've chosen.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2043 on: July 27, 2016, 04:59:56 PM »
Regarding Joria's second question:

In order to not lose work- or school-related mood buffs, stop playing and save either (1) before anyone leaves for school/work or (2) after everyone gets home.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2044 on: July 27, 2016, 05:23:06 PM »
I've learned that sometimes farther down the road in a dynasty you can run out of females for your male heirs to marry.  I know we are not allowed to use Manage Worlds, but would it be possible to make an exception allowing us to play other  families, townies, in order to produce more children?  Don works really hard at it but a pollinator can only do so much.  In townie households where there is no female could we go in to adopt children?  I'm thinking the answer is probably no but had to ask.
Answer is no.  Easy way to get new npcs is to zone in to all the areas as much as possible, the game will keep generating gardener, fisherman, mixologist, etc.  Also you can always hire pianist/violinist/guitarist/comedian - one of them is bound to be female. 

Second question, if you go back into your file after having saved, closed the game etc., but children are at school or Sims at work, when you come back they wind up leaving work and school early taking a big performance hit.  Other than not leaving them at work/school when you close the game, how do you prevent them from leaving when you return to it?
oshizu is correct. 

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« Reply #2045 on: July 29, 2016, 05:45:45 AM »
Thanks, everyone! Rica I had noticed that before I did any pollinating there were families moving in to empty houses and some of them have small kids I've met at the park.  Parents work with my Scientist Sim so I recognized the name.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2046 on: August 05, 2016, 11:37:23 AM »
Is bringing a ghost back to life acceptable?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2047 on: August 05, 2016, 11:41:22 AM »
@Joria Is it a premade ghost?  Isn't the only way to bring a ghost back to life by feeding them ambrosia (which is immortal only)?


Edit to Add:  I forgot about Book of Life but that's specifically banned for that use in the rules (you can use it like a moodlet manager). if it's not a premade ghost, bringing them back to be a playable(immortal) ghost is against the rules as it is considered extending life.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2048 on: August 08, 2016, 04:10:29 PM »
I have forgotten how career rewards work and hope someone can help me out with my question.

To give one example, let's assume a sim completed the Patron of the Arts career.

Question: In case the sim lives and dies in the household: After the sim's death, can the household no longer purchase the "Pre-Owned Painter's Easel" (which is the Level 7 Patron of the Arts career reward).

Sorry for the basic question. I just can't seem to remember...

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2049 on: August 08, 2016, 04:12:07 PM »
Answer!:  Yes.. once it's unlocked for a household, it will always be unlocked for a household.
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