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sparkling elder age bar.
« on: July 12, 2015, 07:10:40 AM »
I haven't played an elder sim before and I was just wondering if their life bar should sparkle when it is full. Shayne in my dynasty is around 31 days older than hebe who is 115 days old. Is 146 days a usual age for a sim to get to. We had a pop up two sim weeks ago to say Shayne didn't have long left. That's when he began to sparkle.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 07:26:47 AM »
Shayne is a former townie sim, right?  Their ages when they become elders seem to be totally random. And yes, if his bar is sparkling, that means the end is near. If  he's been exercising a lot, though, he'll have a day or two longer.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 07:27:44 AM »
Oh good. I like the guy but he can't live forever ☺
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 07:33:26 AM »
His bar's been sparkling for 2 sim weeks? That seems really long. Did he have the Bodybuilder aspiration when he moved in? One of my helpers did, which I changed, of course, and he did live about a week longer than the others who started out at the same age.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 08:15:35 AM »
No he has the collecting type aspiration. He exercise autonomously quite a bit. He is a life stage older than Hebe who is just over halfway through elder hood. Or another way Rose was born after he turned elder and she is two weeks into the teen life stage.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 09:03:06 AM »
Okay, so he's been an elder for 2 weeks? They usually last 10 days, but 4 days over is possible if he's been exercising. Grim should be showing up soon.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 11:04:19 AM »
He has been an elder for 22 or 23 days. He turned elder around the time Rose was born. She is 1 week into teenhood. We got the message saying he didn't have long about 13 or 14 sims days ago when he would have been 10 days at elder.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 05:13:56 PM »
Does your sim have the active trait by any chance?
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 06:08:26 PM »
Yes he does.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 06:12:04 PM »
That's probably why he's living so long then.  :) I've had my suspicions about that trait, haven't done any testing on it as I always forget but it's worth looking into.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2015, 02:00:28 AM »
I've also had a couple of elders live really long after their age bar started sparkling. At least 2 of them had the active trait. I wonder if the active trait somehow lowers the change they will die each day?

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2015, 07:51:21 AM »
A part of me is intrigued to see how long he will last.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2015, 09:52:56 AM »
And here I was thinking that with Sims 4, we wouldn't have the problem of spouses and helpers living too long. J in my dynasty had the active trait, too, but I think he only lived another 5 or 6 days past his 2nd notice from Grim.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2015, 11:00:55 AM »
They get two notices? Shayne has just had the one so far.

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2015, 04:31:45 PM »
My legacy founder had the active trait and he lived for so long that I thought he was glitched so I killed him through mortification... I needed the death for the scoring anyway. I've had other sims, townies with the active trait that have lived for the extended 20 days of being an elder (20 days is normal length for an active sim) and others that have only last the usual 10. I think how much weight training or whatever, they do has an impact on how long they live but I'm not 100% sure how it works. I've got an elder spouse in my dynasty now, ex-townie, who has the active trait who I haven't let do any sort of fitness after then initial 'lose weight or else' stage... be interesting to see how long she lives for. She's about 11 days into her elderhood now and had her first warning a while ago.
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 04:48:37 PM »
In my current game, my founder sim has the Active trait and the Bodybuilder Aspiration. Having fulfilled her aspiration, she also has the Long Lived bonus trait. She has been an elder for 35 days and counting! She had her first warning about 3 weeks ago. All my other elders have went within 2-3 days of the "bubbling bar" appearing. and the last warning. Never again for the Bodybuilder aspiration, unless I absolutely have too!

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2016, 11:06:55 PM »
I'm glad I found this thread. I thought my game is glitched in a new way (in addition to its existing glitches).
My dynasty heir's twin brother has lived 8 days past his second notice, so I thought my game might be broken. After reading this thread, I checked and he does have the Active trait, darn it.

@Playalot  So I can expect this sim to have an elder lifespan of no longer than 20 days? At present, he's 87days old (based on his immortal twin's age bar).
Since it's a dynasty file, he can't 'accidentally die," either.  :-(

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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2016, 11:12:58 PM »
I think @oshizu that the 20 day (or 10 days if no active trait and little fitness skill) countdown starts from the first warning from Grim.  :-\ It's been a while since I played an elder now, last one was my 6th dynasty gen spouse and he didn't have the active trait.

*edit or was the spouse a she? lol I honestly can't remember now!!
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Re: sparkling elder age bar.
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2016, 11:36:45 PM »
*Cries
@Playalot  I guess that means he'll be around for another 10 days or so then. That's bad news.
My teen has his eye on three Adult ladies. If they age up to elder before he becomes a YA..... *clenches teeth and rips hair.

Thanks for letting me know. I'd been waiting for him to die as the ending to my present chapter, lol.


 

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