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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2525 on: May 11, 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
Thanks, Shannon!  Kind of nervous to start a new one, but hey, life and Sims are full of adventures, right?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2526 on: May 11, 2019, 08:57:39 PM »
Hi Shannon!  Thanks for the welcome back.  And.....already questions, lol.  So, we can place Maxis builds in lots, right?  Like, a restaurant, spa, etc.  At one point we also could modify these Maxis lots.  I found my old game and remembered carrying around a tent I placed for pollinating, and putting things, showers and kitchens, etc., changing the decor and/or adding skilling items, in public lots.  Is this still ok?  I remember what was not allowed was not deleting any walls that changed the general Maxis build.

Have only reached page 28 of my re-reading notes.  Sheeesh!  The horrible things EA did to the game in general!  Does the allowing a larger population density take care of the once dreaded culling issue?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2527 on: May 12, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
@sdhoey:  So about club perks vs lot traits; if my founder wants to do Leader of the Pack can she buy a non-skill influencing perk, like one of the emotions or popular club and still have any of the non-skill influencing lot traits?  Since you are limited to one perk it would be silly to pick one that influences just one type of skill any way, ditto for lot traits, yet there are those that are non-influencing. 

Part two:  If you have heirs or other household members in your club are they allowed to buy any of the perks which would then ultimately influence everyone or is it a one shot deal and they would also not be able to buy club perks?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2528 on: May 13, 2019, 08:12:01 AM »
@sdhoey:  So about club perks vs lot traits; if my founder wants to do Leader of the Pack can she buy a non-skill influencing perk, like one of the emotions or popular club and still have any of the non-skill influencing lot traits?  Since you are limited to one perk it would be silly to pick one that influences just one type of skill any way, ditto for lot traits, yet there are those that are non-influencing. 

Part two:  If you have heirs or other household members in your club are they allowed to buy any of the perks which would then ultimately influence everyone or is it a one shot deal and they would also not be able to buy club perks?

Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful women, Mom's or not.

 

Part One: Once you choice Lot Traits or Club Perks, that is it. You can't have both. You can use one Adult Skilling club perk and have as many of the other as you like. You cannot choose both routes.

Part Two: Lot Traits with ONE Adult Skill Trait OR Club Perk with One Adult Skilling Trait.  One Shot deal as long as you stick to one Adult Skilling trait.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2529 on: May 13, 2019, 12:53:44 PM »
Finally finished reading all the notes.  Wow!  It's been that long and I must say, seems a bit discouraging with all the garbage and bugs folks have gone through.  Kudos to all who have made it all the way and to HOF!  I've actually decided to start over at this point for several reasons.  I think I want a brand new Sim and lots of things to do before I actually begin for real.  Plans to make, places to set down, (Maxis builds), and the all important strategies and where to start.  I think, since it's been so long, a good place to begin is reading some of the stories, already read my graveyard one, (boy I'm sad I can't restart the McClouds!) and am looking forward to reacquaint myself with a few loved ones like Duke and Colt to name two.  Lots of work before The Day so wish me luck.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2530 on: May 13, 2019, 02:12:12 PM »
Good luck, Joria. :)

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2531 on: May 16, 2019, 03:33:59 PM »
Thanks, Metro.  Tried to post my first story page and got an error 504.  Sigh.  Still trying to figure out how to post the jpgs and words.
Back to the notes for learning.

EDIT:  Yay me!  Really, yay you because you made it so easy!  Now to figure out how to post chapters.  Thanks everybody.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2532 on: May 17, 2019, 05:04:51 AM »
Hey everyone. I'm just wondering, can our Sims take on the Freelancer careers or are those banned?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2533 on: May 17, 2019, 08:11:30 AM »
Hey everyone. I'm just wondering, can our Sims take on the Freelancer careers or are those banned?

Only spares and non heirs can do the Freelance Career.


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2534 on: May 25, 2019, 01:22:58 PM »
Hope it's ok to ask this here, what rewards do you feel are the first and foremost in importance for helpers/non-heirs  to get first to help the founders/heir along?  Yes, I know about Potions of Life but what else would be the most beneficial in your opinions?  My helpers have quickly gained enough points to purchase my personal favorite, Connections, which I chose to give everyone a bigger, better house with more skilling objects sooner, but are there any that would remain with the household after they die?  I'm assuming things that would normally benefit them, like Steel Bladder etc., would not be that beneficial since it only immediately affects them and then they die and it's gone, points lost.  Since many "helpers" quickly reach old age there lifespan is particularly short and I want the biggest bang for the buck.

Second question:  Is it better for your founder/heir to achieve high level career first or acquire a spouse and start on baby making sooner, say, YA rather than Adult?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2535 on: May 25, 2019, 02:59:08 PM »
Hope it's ok to ask this here, what rewards do you feel are the first and foremost in importance for helpers/non-heirs to get first to help the founders/heirs along?  Yes, I know about Potions of Life but what else would be the most beneficial in your opinions?  My helpers have quickly gained enough points to purchase my personal favorite, Connections, which I chose to give everyone a bigger, better house with more skilling objects sooner, but are there any that would remain with the household after they die?  I'm assuming things that would normally benefit them, like Steel Bladder, etc., would not be that beneficial since it only immediately affects them and then they die and it's gone, points lost.  Since many "helpers" quickly reach old age their lifespan is particularly short and I want the biggest bang for the buck.

Second question:  Is it better for your founder/heir to achieve high-level career first or acquire a spouse and start on baby making sooner, say, YA rather than Adult?

For my helpers/non-heirs, Connections is a must for careers that have levels. Also depends on what their aspirations are. But once they have reached a certain point in my dynasty, I use them mostly for moodlet solvers and Potions of Youth.

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For me as long as the heir is born before the founder has reached elder I am fine. BUT I would like for them to be a certain level if I can. That is why I like to choose aspirations and Careers that my founder can achieve pretty fast so they can move on to the shared aspirations like SoulMate, Money, etc

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2536 on: May 25, 2019, 10:04:36 PM »
Thanks Shannon.  In both my files my founder, (I take forever playing because I can't resist building, lol), is working on her career which I gave the same career to both.  In file 1 she married but I'm not happy with it at the moment and I'm thinking a trip to Strangeville might find more interesting spouse material. She's pushing adult in the file 1 and no where near in file 2 but she and her helpers have moved along quite nicely.  What a nightmare finding jobs with Connections for four Sims!  One of them I had wanted to be a scientist but he was always mixing drinks so, voila, a mixologist in the making with Founder being a chef, (I hope), my gardner, well duh, joined gardening and my fisherman will soon join scientist since he seems driven towards logic.  Interesting how they sometimes lead the way despite our best wishes.

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  Question:  May I play and post the stories for both files?  I have back ups for both and it seems "Alternate Simiverse" could be interesting playing the SAME founder for both.  If the answer is yes, should I write them in separate stories, (to keep it a bit shorter for each for readers), or should it be one very long story.  Might get confusing that way.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2537 on: June 03, 2019, 10:11:15 PM »
I was wondering if the team might consider allowing a mod that reduces the City Living names for townies. It does not affect gameplay at all. I'm almost done with my dynasty and after 8 generations, many Sims seem to have variations of the same handful of City Living names, which is annoying and sometimes makes it difficult to keep all the various Izumis, Tanvis, and Adviks straight.

This is the mod: http://modthesims.info/d/614664/no-less-city-living-townie-names-updated-13-nov-2018.html. All it does is force the game to draw from all names available, rather than being heavily weighted to the very limited City Living names list.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2538 on: June 03, 2019, 10:18:50 PM »
I was wondering if the team might consider allowing a mod that reduces the City Living names for townies. It does not affect gameplay at all. I'm almost done with my dynasty and after 8 generations, many Sims seem to have variations of the same handful of City Living names, which is annoying and sometimes makes it difficult to keep all the various Izumis, Tanvis, and Adviks straight.

This is the mod: http://modthesims.info/d/614664/no-less-city-living-townie-names-updated-13-nov-2018.html. All it does is force the game to draw from all names available, rather than being heavily weighted to the very limited City Living names list.

I will pass this on to the team. We will get back to you.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2539 on: June 04, 2019, 08:02:51 PM »
I was wondering if the team might consider allowing a mod that reduces the City Living names for townies. It does not affect gameplay at all. I'm almost done with my dynasty and after 8 generations, many Sims seem to have variations of the same handful of City Living names, which is annoying and sometimes makes it difficult to keep all the various Izumis, Tanvis, and Adviks straight.

This is the mod: http://modthesims.info/d/614664/no-less-city-living-townie-names-updated-13-nov-2018.html. All it does is force the game to draw from all names available, rather than being heavily weighted to the very limited City Living names list.

Sorry, but we have to say No on this one. We are all dealing with this in our own games as it comes up. Good luck with your Eighth Generation.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2540 on: June 04, 2019, 10:42:00 PM »
Okay. Thanks for asking.

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« Reply #2541 on: June 06, 2019, 11:52:14 AM »
So my first gen was getting off to a great start. My founder maxed cooking, gourmet and gardening, grew orchids and now has death flowers, completed her two aspirations and is level 9 im her career. Wonderful. Got her married and heir on the way, looking forward to getting the extra museum items with the heir....and she has triplets. Completely game dictated. Never have i had triplets born in game without fertility boosts and so forth. I literally sat staring at the laptop screen for a few minutes, saved the game and went to bed where i stared at the ceiling for a little while, pondering the meaning of it all.

The terrible threesome have now all aged up to children and I feel like when i am on my deathbed as an old lady, i will consider this one of my biggest life achievements.

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« Reply #2542 on: June 06, 2019, 02:07:45 PM »
So my first gen was getting off to a great start. My founder maxed cooking, gourmet and gardening, grew orchids and now has death flowers, completed her two aspirations and is level 9 im her career. Wonderful. Got her married and heir on the way, looking forward to getting the extra museum items with the heir....and she has triplets. Completely game dictated. Never have i had triplets born in game without fertility boosts and so forth. I literally sat staring at the laptop screen for a few minutes, saved the game and went to bed where i stared at the ceiling for a little while, pondering the meaning of it all.

The terrible threesome have now all aged up to children and I feel like when i am on my deathbed as an old lady, i will consider this one of my biggest life achievements.

Welcome and congratulations on starting your Dynasty. I can understand the triplets. Sometimes you want to just bang your head. Your are off to a great start.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2543 on: June 07, 2019, 06:00:04 PM »
Does the Charity Benefit Party count? It is a goaled event, but I don't see it in the list.

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« Reply #2544 on: June 07, 2019, 06:57:12 PM »
Does the Charity Benefit Party count? It is a goaled event, but I don't see it in the list.

Yes it counts,  i will be out of touch for a few hours. Due to being at the Trace Adkins concert. But yes it does count.

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« Reply #2545 on: June 07, 2019, 07:03:58 PM »
Thanks, Shannon. Have fun at the concert!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2546 on: June 09, 2019, 01:48:44 AM »
Well, I have to restart my attempt at this dynasty challenge, for two stupid reasons. First i thought my founder spouse was glitched, paolo rocco, as he just refused to die of old age, my founder literally ate 2 ambrosia to keep her alive as an elder and he was still gling, so I killed him in the sauna. Then remembered you arent allowed to 'help' any sim die. Doh.

Secondly, my child heir was a grade A student and I was close to completing her aspiration so I gave her a vacation day from school. Then remembered the heir HAS to go to school no matter what but could find no way to send her.

I have just finished reading all 102 pages and wrote down anything that i would usually do but cant in the dynasty to prevent making any more stupid mistakes!

Game on, im currently 38 weeks pregnant in RL and need the distraction of this challenge to stop myself going insane!

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« Reply #2547 on: June 09, 2019, 07:56:58 AM »
Well, I have to restart my attempt at this dynasty challenge, for two stupid reasons. First i thought my founder spouse was glitched, paolo rocco, as he just refused to die of old age, my founder literally ate 2 ambrosia to keep her alive as an elder and he was still gling, so I killed him in the sauna. Then remembered you arent allowed to 'help' any sim die. Doh.

Secondly, my child heir was a grade A student and I was close to completing her aspiration so I gave her a vacation day from school. Then remembered the heir HAS to go to school no matter what but could find no way to send her.

I have just finished reading all 102 pages and wrote down anything that i would usually do but cant in the dynasty to prevent making any more stupid mistakes!

Game on, im currently 38 weeks pregnant in RL and need the distraction of this challenge to stop myself going insane!

Welcome to the forum @ramblinghaggis, Congratulations on the rl booboo.

Did Paolo complete the body builder aspiration? If so is why he had not died. In the beginning of the rules it states that No household member can complete that aspiration. You can do it up until that last tier but do not complete it.

I am so sorry that happened. Good luck on your second attempt. Please, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2548 on: June 09, 2019, 08:21:44 AM »
Any active Sim will live longer than other Sims, even if they don’t complete Bodybuilder. Their age bars can bubble for weeks before they die. It doesn’t matter much in the beginning, but can kill your dynasty later on, so be careful about moving in Sims with the active trait in later generations.

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« Reply #2549 on: June 09, 2019, 08:45:36 AM »
Paolo didnt complete the aspiration, not even level one but he had the active trait and honestly he drove me a bit insane refusing to die, whilst my poor founder sim had worked so hard to make ambrosia! They were daft mistakes from habit more than anything, anyways new attempt is under way!