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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #585 on: September 26, 2017, 12:14:41 PM »
Thank you for responding so quickly, MarianT.
I tend to lag behind an hour or so after midnight every Sunday, but never quite so late.
After you responded, I re-read the first page and found the section about "midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday," but I appreciate your earlier confirmation.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #586 on: September 27, 2017, 11:51:31 AM »
So, quick question, can I use a Vampire aspiration as a unique aspiration, provided of course that another vampire asp. is used for the vampire requirements? IE Heir A completes Good Vampire as their move out/unique aspiration and then completes Vampire Family as their Vampire requirement? And heirs B, C, etc would be barred from using Good Vampire as their Vampire requirement. Thanks!



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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #587 on: September 27, 2017, 11:57:14 AM »
So, quick question, can I use a Vampire aspiration as a unique aspiration, provided of course that another vampire asp. is used for the vampire requirements? IE Heir A completes Good Vampire as their move out/unique aspiration and then completes Vampire Family as their Vampire requirement? And heirs B, C, etc would be barred from using Good Vampire as their Vampire requirement. Thanks!

Yes, that's okay. Although with Good Vampire requiring 14 days without feeding after getting the Tamed Thirst reward, which requires your vampire to be a Grand Master, I wouldn't recommend it if you're in a race.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #588 on: October 07, 2017, 02:40:23 PM »
Something really odd just happened in my challenge file.
I started playing on Saturday 9:32 am (in game) then, after an extremely event-filled several hours, changed a visiting sim's outfit in the closet.

When I clicked to exit the closet/CAS, my game reset to its original status at 9:32 a.m.: no mood swing, no enemy, and "other stuff." Oddly, that problematic make-over persists.
Since this was a game glitch, may I be allowed to replay my game from the same time again?
I would make every effort to do everything the same as the first time.   Grrrrr.


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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #589 on: October 07, 2017, 04:06:05 PM »
Obviously, you'll have to replay your game from the same time. You don't need to try to replicate your first go-through, but also you can't count as complete any skill you maxed in that time period. And maybe save your game before using the closet again.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #590 on: October 07, 2017, 04:20:04 PM »
Thank you! Since reading your post, I've replayed a bit and you're so right about things not happening the same way as the first time.
Your tip to save beforehand, whenever I plan to use the closet, is very much appreciated.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #591 on: October 10, 2017, 10:47:51 PM »
My question concerns how to determine the winning bloodline in case one of the three has been disqualified.

If both bloodlines are progressing at roughly the same pace, wouldn't the first household in the final week's rotation have a preferential chance at buying the 15th lot?
The household being played second has no way to move its heir out first.

I am missing some really important concept, but I don't understand what it is.



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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #592 on: October 11, 2017, 08:11:40 AM »
My question concerns how to determine the winning bloodline in case one of the three has been disqualified.

If both bloodlines are progressing at roughly the same pace, wouldn't the first household in the final week's rotation have a preferential chance at buying the 15th lot?
The household being played second has no way to move its heir out first.

I am missing some really important concept, but I don't understand what it is.

Yes, the rules do favor the first household played. That's why you want to keep all three going.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #593 on: October 11, 2017, 12:55:29 PM »
Thank you very much for your response @MarianT

In case the first household wins practically by default if a third household is disqualified, I pray that all three will stay in the running.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #594 on: November 08, 2017, 09:32:13 AM »
With the additions of the Pets expansions all spreadsheets for the Dynasties will be gone through and updated as fast as possible.
If you have seen anything missing in the spreadsheets, or not working, please PM me right away so I can add the items to my todo list.
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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #595 on: November 08, 2017, 10:08:50 AM »
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If you have Cats & Dogs, your sims may choose to run a vet clinic. To complete this option:

1. Your clinic must be able to sell for $100,000 or more
2. It must have a 5-star rating for at least 3 days (need not be consecutive).



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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #596 on: November 11, 2017, 09:44:04 AM »
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Culling. As of November, 2017, the culling mechanism has been changed. Playalot's post explains it really well. When your heir moves out, you can go into Household Management and move the previous heir's household to "My Households," by clicking on the heart in the lower right hand corner.

Also, people currently playing the Rival Dynasties Challenge may go into Manage Household to make their previous households favorites.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #597 on: November 12, 2017, 12:32:12 PM »
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G. Pet Lover Option (requires Cats and Dogs Expansion Pack). Founder and heirs must:

1. Complete the Animal Lover aspiration
2. Take a vet clinic from 1 star to 5 stars
3. Max the Pet Training skill
4. Place pictures (portraits or photos) of each pet in the museum.



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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #598 on: December 05, 2017, 10:12:29 AM »
Just a reminder to everyone working on a Rival Dynasties challenge:  if you finish by December 31, 2017, you'll be eligible for the drawing for a $50 Amazon card.

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Re: The Sims 4 Rival Dynasties Challenge
« Reply #599 on: December 31, 2017, 11:15:44 PM »
I'm happy to announce that the winner of this year's random drawing for an Amazon gift card is Playalot! Considering the many happy hours I've spent reading about Winston's adventures in her Immortal Dynasty, I feel the gift couldn't go to a better Simmer. Thanks, everyone who has completed a dynasty, and remember, anyone who completes one next year will be eligible again.