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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #650 on: December 17, 2014, 11:17:35 AM »
That sounds like a simple solution, but I'm scared to try it out with my founder. Are you sure you will start at high level again?

I only had one person in a career that this impacted - my writer didn't have those kinds of skill requirements at the time of the patch.  But that one I tried did come back at a high level, but I think it was 1 level below where she was before she quit.  I wished I'd paid more attention, but I know that she was working on placing in 3 tournaments, which, according to the guide would be at level 8, but she re-joined the career at level 7 and with no progress toward 8, so like she'd just advance to level 7.  So there was rework, but not all that much.  Also, she's a spare, not an heir, and a "new" young adult, so she has plenty of time to complete the career.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #651 on: December 17, 2014, 03:58:02 PM »
I only had one person in a career that this impacted - my writer didn't have those kinds of skill requirements at the time of the patch.  But that one I tried did come back at a high level, but I think it was 1 level below where she was before she quit.  I wished I'd paid more attention, but I know that she was working on placing in 3 tournaments, which, according to the guide would be at level 8, but she re-joined the career at level 7 and with no progress toward 8, so like she'd just advance to level 7.  So there was rework, but not all that much.  Also, she's a spare, not an heir, and a "new" young adult, so she has plenty of time to complete the career.

still debating about it, but probably going to try it out tomorrow. she's almost an elder so it will give me less time to max out the career. But I might go for it, since I really want to play some more with my dynasty family :)



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #652 on: December 17, 2014, 04:50:53 PM »
Just thought it might be worth mentioning that I uninstalled TS4 through Origin and then installed it again. All my games/saved files are still there, everything is the same except it has sorted a lot of the strange bugs that were in my game such as my sims no longer being able to cook etc.

* edited. After I restarted my game (before I did a reinstall) the bug went away... only to come back the next time I started up my game. Just adding this as a lot of people are saying a restart/repair fixes it for them.  I hope those easier fixes do work ... but if it doesn't then at least you know that without fail a reinstall totally works. Also when I reinstalled it only took about 15 mins... it's actually not a big drama to do at all. In fact I'll be doing more often as my game runs like it did when I first bought it now!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #653 on: December 17, 2014, 06:22:07 PM »
That's great news, Playalot. Hopefully, others might take that advice and run with it to avoid headaches.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #654 on: December 17, 2014, 07:24:58 PM »
This challenge has been out for a month. How on earth did it get to this many pages?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #655 on: December 17, 2014, 08:46:26 PM »
This challenge has been out for a month. How on earth did it get to this many pages?

Soooo many bugs/glitches and need for clarification did it.  I'm grateful.

 Haven't played in a few days due to special pre-release preview of the last Hobbit movie, (I should have owned stock in the Kleenex company for this one), and holiday confusions and planning.  Now dreading going back in to see just what the new update has messed up.  Fearful for my lvl 10 in Cooking/Gourmet Cooking chef.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #656 on: December 17, 2014, 09:18:19 PM »
Oh, Joria - I cannot wait to see the new Hobbit movie myself :).

On a different note - for all you more competitive Tournament players, the first two 2015 challenges will be posted bright and early tomorrow morning when I wake up. As always - PLEASE try and avoid asking clarifications in those two threads as something you ask may be strategy. The tournament is a whole different ballgame than the Dynasty. So, PM the team with "can I do this" kind of questions.



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #657 on: December 18, 2014, 07:57:53 AM »
Well This morning I am hit with the " No cook " bug. So I'm gonna have to do the "uninstall/reinstall" or I'll retry to see if the factory reset from the sims 3 we did  with renaming the folder and see that works. I hate uninstalling.. LOL

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #658 on: December 18, 2014, 01:14:36 PM »
I didn't get hit in my Dynasty file, but I started a new one to take a small break.  I cleared caches and restarted the computer.  That seemed to fix it.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #659 on: December 18, 2014, 06:02:14 PM »
So as it turns out, I was right about the public enemy aspiration being an issue now.  The witness a Sims death requirement isn't broken, but it is almost impossible to fulfill without a lot of luck.  I just had an elder die in my household.  My sim wasn't in the room at the time,  but I ran him over the instant I got the notification.  Didn't matter.  You have to witness the instant of death.

  In addition, if the sim has anything else queued up, they won't witness it.  It's an entirely automatic action, which means if you arent in the room doing nothing at the time the sim dies, then you don't get the requirement.  Without the ability to kill off a Sim, completing the aspiration becomes a matter of luck.  You can even get unlucky, you can be in the room doing nothing, but your sim might auto queue a cook food order and miss the moment of death.

Edit:  I have screen shots showing the dying elder, the one sim that witnessed it, one running off to cook even though he was in the area at time of death, and my last sim not witnessing it even though he is obviously watching it happen.  There isn't an interaction to witness it.
So if my evil sim just happens to invite over another sim, and that sim just happens to get into an argument with him in a room full of angry paintings and dies of a cardiac arrest, would that invalidate my dynasty?

What if they got into an argument with another NPC sim and died that way?

Kind of need an answer on this soon.  If the answer is no you can't attempt to cause an NPC cardiac arrest no matter how obscure your methods, that's fine but it will make the new public enemy aspiration extremely difficult.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #660 on: December 18, 2014, 06:12:50 PM »
Kind of need an answer on this soon.  If the answer is no you can't attempt to cause an NPC cardiac arrest no matter how obscure your methods, that's fine but it will make the new public enemy aspiration extremely difficult.

Basically, you're asking if one of your heirs has the Public Enemy Aspiration, then they should be allowed to "help" cause a death, right?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #661 on: December 18, 2014, 06:20:52 PM »
Mmm...  more or less.  I'd even be willing to set up a fight between 2 mean NPC sims that my household sim does nothing but watch if that's okay, but in the end I still attempted to kill a sim off, which is against the rules.  So yes, I'm asking for an exception due to how difficult the aspiration requirement is.

Edit:  I'm sure it's possible to witness a Sims death naturally, I just hate that I have no control over it whatsoever and therefor the completion of the aspiration is based more on luck than on my skill at playing the game.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #662 on: December 18, 2014, 06:22:54 PM »
Mmm...  more or less.  I'd even be willing to set up a fight between 2 mean NPC sims that my household sim does nothing but watch if that's okay, but in the end I still attempted to kill a sim off, which is against the rules.  So yes, I'm asking for an exception due to how difficult the aspiration requirement is.

I am ok with it. I guess it will be the sole exception for an heir who has that Aspiration.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #663 on: December 18, 2014, 06:29:56 PM »
I am ok with it. I guess it will be the sole exception for an heir who has that Aspiration.

Awesome!  I'll give it a day in case the other Challenge Team Members have different opinions or something. 
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #664 on: December 21, 2014, 06:25:19 PM »
Hey team!  I've got 2 bugged aspirations, one for "earn an A at school" and one for "get to tech guru level 5".  I can provide screenshots for proof of completion on both, may I use cheats to complete?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #665 on: December 21, 2014, 07:07:16 PM »
Hey team!  I've got 2 bugged aspirations, one for "earn an A at school" and one for "get to tech guru level 5".  I can provide screenshots for proof of completion on both, may I use cheats to complete?

Sure, go ahead.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #666 on: December 24, 2014, 03:02:51 PM »
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #667 on: December 24, 2014, 04:47:05 PM »
Happy holidays from me, too!

I think there's a way to figure out how many days your dynasty takes. The first time a sim that was a YA at the beginning of the game becomes an elder, the age is given as 100. Since they get 20 days as a YA and 20 as an adult, this is obviously 60 days off. As your founder continues to take ambrosia, the day counter doesn't reset. Therefore, when your dynasty comes to an end, you should be able to subtract 60 from the age of your founder and get the number of days that you've taken.

Of course, that assumes that you won't have to re-start, or that a subsequent patch won't throw a spanner into the works.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #668 on: December 27, 2014, 08:27:48 AM »
So I've spent a few hours reading through this whole thread (finally finished!) and I'm still not 100% clear on the unique rewards requirement (I'm new to this  :-[).

I just want to clarify that if, for example, I record the Inspired Potion as a unique reward for my founder, no other sim, either mortal or immortal, may buy it even if it is not recorded as a unique reward (for immortals) i.e. the right to purchase this potion is the sole right of my founder (in this example)?

Thanks, sorry for bringing this up again!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #669 on: December 27, 2014, 09:11:44 AM »
So I've spent a few hours reading through this whole thread (finally finished!) and I'm still not 100% clear on the unique rewards requirement (I'm new to this  :-[).

I just want to clarify that if, for example, I record the Inspired Potion as a unique reward for my founder, no other sim, either mortal or immortal, may buy it even if it is not recorded as a unique reward (for immortals) i.e. the right to purchase this potion is the sole right of my founder (in this example)?

Thanks, sorry for bringing this up again!

Non Heirs are NOT tied to the same restrictions as Heirs/Immortals. So, in your example your Founder buys the Inspired Potion and that is one of the 4 unique rewards you have slated for him/her. Then it becomes off limits for all other heirs, but not spouses, non immortals, etc.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #670 on: December 27, 2014, 09:26:04 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply, got it now!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #671 on: December 27, 2014, 09:49:06 AM »
Sorry to post again right away, but has anybody else has trouble finding cherry seeds or fruit (to graft to get pomegranate) to plant?

I've unlocked Sylvan Glades and have returned every (sim) day, but none of the plants seem to have grown at all! I water and chat with the entrance tree every time I visit, as well. Thanks again!

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #672 on: December 27, 2014, 12:07:32 PM »
@Eloise, you don't need to chat with the entrance tree every time. As for the cherry tree, I've never harvested fruit from it, but when you get to be a level 7 gardener, you can take a cutting. Some people have been able to get a pomegranate from fishing.
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« Reply #673 on: December 27, 2014, 05:56:24 PM »
Oh okay, thanks! So does that mean that once my founder's spouse gets to level 7 gardening I can take a clipping from the wild cherry tree, even if it's not fully grown?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #674 on: December 27, 2014, 08:01:30 PM »
Yes, it has to be larger than a sprout -- 3 or 4 visits should get it to that point.
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