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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 04:36:42 PM »
callycat -- Inducted, December 4, 2018
Callycat is a long-time former (joined in October, 2010), and no stranger to completing Dynasties…she completed the Sims 3 Domination Dynasty and Sims 3 Life States Dynasty years ago. She mentioned to the team that because she plays at speed 3 as much as possible, she did not do a story to accompany her Sims 4 Life States Dynasty completion.

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Dmitry (Human) and Zach (Vampire) Temple with their 45th child Juniper (Human).

What did you like most about the Life States Dynasty Challenge?
Life States are always my favourite thing in Sims games and I loved the Sims 3 Life States Dynasty, so I was really glad to see one using them for Sims 4. I love the idea for making Witches and Fairies, though I didn't have any Fairies in my successful attempt. Or Aliens either, I can't believe all the abductions never produced one Alien baby!

I also really liked that this one included adoption, as I'm adopted myself as part of a family with mixed adopted and not adopted kids. Though the reason I ended up with so many adopted children in this challenge was just for timing and making sure the house was as full as I wanted.


What did you find the most difficult?
While I appreciated the chance to experiment with the character values some of them drove me nuts - Irresponsible combined with my least favourite skill to work on (Mischief) meant I abandoned the idea of Fairies pretty quickly during my first attempt and left them out ever since. That's obviously personal taste and not a problem with the challenge.

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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 12:50:37 PM »
Vesper -- Inducted May 6, 2019

We're very pleased to welcome Vesper as the newest member of the Dynasty Hall of Fame. While there's no story, she has posted a lengthy summary of The Pizzazz Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty, each member of which was a famous film director.



Top row L-R: Penny Pizzazz founder, Larisa gen 2, Ingmar gen 3, Valie gen 4, Werner gen 5
Bottom row L-R: is Fritz gen 6, Orson gen 7, Agnes gen 8, Chantal gen 9. Standing proudly by her ancestors is Ildiko gen 10 with her collection of books. The total value of the Pizzazz museum was 46,607.

What did you enjoy most about the challenge?
It's never boring! Heirs' traits are randomised so there's not too much strategising (which I get impatient with). You move to a new home each generation so the environment changes, and there are just so many ways to make points. My superwoman Chantal maxed loads of skills and threw parties, Valie made enemies, others made cash. This freedom was really fun while there's always the measured scoring pattern to it as well to remind you it's a challenge with rules.

What did you find most difficult?
Once I got a handle on the rules and stopped making silly mistakes (this was attempt eight) the most difficult thing was the free days which require a complete opposite way of playing. I found it hard to switch between these two modes of play and I missed a lot of points by miss-timing things too. Though of course I did welcome the opportunity to get spouses in order
Then there was Thorne Bailey. He lost me nine points with passing out and bladder failures. My heir spent a lot of time trying to get him away from the paparazzi and into bed/ the bathroom.




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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2019, 08:08:17 PM »
reggikko  Inducted June 15, 2019

Check out the Heirs and their stats here: St. James Immortal Dynasty


Final museum value: $659,623


What did you like most about the Immortal Dynasty?

My favorite part of any challenge is the beginning when my Sims are starting out with next to nothing. I also really enjoyed planning out everyone's jobs, skills, and museum collections. In this dynasty, I started with the items I wanted in the museum and then worked backward, trying to match up aspirations and careers when I could. I also enjoyed working on each heir's requirements.


What was most difficult for you?

I had one minor blip--my Gen 2 heir accidentally completed Renaissance Sim, so I had to shuffle some things around. Fortunately, this happened early in the dynasty, so it wasn't a big deal. The hardest part of the challenge was waiting for my Gen 8 heir to be able to complete his requirements and eat ambrosia. He was finished with everything except making his friends and mixing the drinks for his museum collection (I waited because I didn't want them to spoil) while he was still a YA. His days as an adult went by VERY slowly because I really had nothing to do. As usual, I struggle with pacing. If I had it to do over, I'd slow down and not rush to get so much done early. I was somewhat concerned about getting death flowers and actually wound up having to spend about $30K to get one in a rare seed packet. In this save, my spliced plants never produced one.

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Seated L-R: Emma (Gen 2), Charlotte (Gen 3), Camille (Gen 5), Audrey (Gen 6), Iris (Gen 7)
Standing L-R: Gabriel (Gen 1), Tristan (Gen 4), Colin (Gen 8 )

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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2020, 12:14:59 AM »
dethdukk -- Inducted February 16, 2020

We are pleased to welcome our first 2020 inductee to the Hall Of Fame. dethdukk and the Knethen Immortal Dynasty.

Museum Value: $176,554

What did you like most about the Immortal Dynasty?

"Liked most:  The dynasty encouraged me to branch out and try different careers and aspirations that I might not normally get into was the best part of this Dynasty.  Especially during the first few generations, I was always learning about mechanics and interactions in the game that I might never have seen if I wasn't being pushed into doing them by the challenge.  The mischief aspirations, the fitness career, serial romantic and some others I'd not have played if I wasn't participating in this challenge. The first 3-4 generations were easily the most exciting of them all." 

What was most difficult for you?

Most difficult:  "I'd say the most difficult thing about this challenge was the length and repetitive nature of it.  I had a great time playing through the first 5 generations, but by the time I got to the 6th-8th, I felt like I was just doing the same thing (albeit with different careers and aspirations) over and over.  It made it very hard to work up the motivation to continue playing.  Outside of that, I believe that I would've had a harder time completing all the requirements for the bonus museum pieces, now that the toddler and scouts requirements have also been added."

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From left to right, Gen 1 to Gen 8:  Kell, Nicolas, Kendrick, Raymond, Tarkett, Nirian, Divya, Jonathan.




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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2020, 08:25:15 PM »
oshizu -- Fourth Dynasty
It's no surprise that oshizu is the first person to complete the Power of 10 dynasty challenge. As she herself said, after 8 months away from the Sims, she was ready to start playing, and the new challenge came along at the perfect time. The adventures of her Sims can be found in Power of 10 - What Pries Glory?


Caption: The last heir, Elwyn Pries, with his woodworking collection

Total value of collections: $668,860

What did you enjoy most about the challenge?
So very many things to love about the Power of 10 Dynasty Challenge, but I will focus on three favorite things.
I loved that each new heir moved to a different world and (due to avoiding overlapping careers, skills, and collections) led significantly different lives.
In that connection, one of the most enjoyable facets involved planning and building each generation's house to reflect the founder's origins or the heirs' neighborhoods.
The challenge also offered an excellent opportunity (trial by fire) to jump into five new-to-me expansion packs, starting with StrangerVille.


What did you find most difficult?
The hardest part was coming up with fun activities to occupy my youngest heir during the 2nd week of their childhood, after they finished aspirations and scouting.
I could have done a better job of pacing aspirations and scouting activities over two weeks.
Keeping track of all the requirements would have been a nightmare, but LenaLJ's helpful spreadsheet made that a breeze. Thank you, LenaLJ!


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Much thanks to the Challenge Team for another addictive challenge and congratulations to Carl on the tenth anniversary of the virtual playground he's created for us simmers.
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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2020, 08:29:12 AM »
reggiko -- Third Dynasty

After doing the Immortal Dynasty and the Ten-gen Townie Dynasty, reggiko has added the Power of Ten Dynasty to her list. A link to her account can be found here.

Here's a picture of my final heir and her collection:
The value for her collections was $598,345.

What did you enjoy most about the challenge?
I really enjoyed this one. I loved moving every generation and playing in neighborhoods that I don't normally play in. I also really appreciated the option to keep my families small. Big families stress me out! It was nice to have fewer restrictions in general, and made for a nice change. I think this Dynasty is very player-friendly and most players would likely enjoy it.

Another thing I liked was that after Generation 2, I made it a challenge within the challenge to find a red-haired spouse for every generation. That actually worked out surprisingly well. Also, I'm rather chuffed that I've now completed my third Dynasty.


What did you find most difficult?
I get impatient waiting for kids and teens to age up. Also, I didn't really plan out every generation ahead of time and made a couple of skills unique that I should have saved. I just went with it and it worked out, but I had to be really careful with a couple of Sims to make sure they didn't max a previously claimed skill.
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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2020, 08:05:22 PM »
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callycat -- 2nd, December 23, 2018
Callycat is a long-time former (joined in October, 2010), and no stranger to completing Dynasties. After a year and a half wait, she finally answered our questions about the SimTech Dynasty. But we don't mind waiting if she doesn't. She seems to have enjoyed this so much she did it twice!

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What did you like most about the SimTech Dynasty Challenge?
For the first Sim Tech Dynasty, what I enjoyed most was working with the restrictions. Although I'm not much of a builder or a storyteller as I lack the patience, it made a fun story in my head and I was very strict with the items used.

For the second SimTech Dynasty, what I enjoyed most was seeing if it was possible to do it with a single sim! It was very tense, but Rowan made it with 12 days left to elder, thanks to a lot of time spent as a vampire.

What did you find most difficult?
I found it difficult going through all the careers with offspring who had the Irresponsible trait! NEVER AGAIN.


For the second, what I found most difficult was the amount of children - I don't let my Sims reproduce very often! And No Tech with lots of stinky babies is a real challenge.


Although Callycat did not write a story, summaries of her 2 challenges can be  found here and here.

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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2020, 07:14:52 PM »
sdhoey -- Inducted 27 September, 2020

A dynasty completed by one of our own! sdhoey completed a SimTech dynasty in less than a month's time with the Grimes Sim Tech Dynasty. While not a story, it does contain summaries and updates throughout her playtime.



Left to right: Beth, Judith, Tom, Nancy, Carol, Carla

What did you like most about the SimTech Dynasty Challenge?
"Not having to write a story and trying a new and different challenge. Plus, I did the aspirations and careers I have never tried before. Playing on X3 speed was a lot of fun. Not having to worry about bunch requirements at the beginning with aspirations, careers, and all that. I liked being able to just stay on the lot mostly in the beginning."

What did you find most difficult?
"High Tech Era, playing long age length and careers taking longer to advance for those that went to work."
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Re: The Sims 4 Dynasty Hall of Fame
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2020, 07:30:37 AM »
oshizu-- Fifth Dynasty Inducted September, 2020

Once again oshizu has complete another dynasty. You can find her story to the Kahale Family SimTech Dynasty here: Kahale SimTech Dynasty

Kahale SimTech Dynasty
Completed with 3 sims in 96 days.

What did you like most about the SimTech Dynasty?
Any challenge that involves unlocks appeals strongly to me, so I very much enjoyed the SimTech challenge's era-specific constraints.
Though the Kahales stayed in Sulani throughout the challenge, it was fun browsing Polynesian homes on the web to build them a new house for each era.
The different lifespans and the presence/absence of vampires made timing an important factor and allowed both my founders to survive until the challenge's end.
Most of the household were part-time helpers so I got to play around with the Nifty Knitting pack!

What was the most difficult for you?
This challenge's hardest aspect consisted, for me, in making good gameplay decisions, taking into account both seasons and the different lifespan lengths.
Also, I'd never played before on Long Lifespan and unintentionally entered the High Tech Era with two grade-school children.
Ensuring that they attend school and dealing with the constant rise and fall of their character values (so many chance cards!) values were not so much hard as bothersome, haha.

Family Portrait
From left to right: Standing are Tuki and Mina, the founders.
Seated: Poke and Okika (Gen3); their parents Aleki and Pele (Gen2); and Pele's siblings, Avana and Santos.


 

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