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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #375 on: April 30, 2018, 01:20:18 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?


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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #376 on: April 30, 2018, 03:08:21 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?



For #1, the answer is no, unless it's on a free day. You can usually tell from the thought bubbles whether a Sim is pregnant. Not taking the test just means an extra day of pregnancy.

For #2, it's okay to turn Bella Goth and use her as a spouse several generations later, unless you already have a family living in the Goths' house.
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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #377 on: April 30, 2018, 04:00:48 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?



For #1, the answer is no, unless it's on a free day. You can usually tell from the thought bubbles whether a Sim is pregnant. Not taking the test just means an extra day of pregnancy.

For #2, it's okay to turn Bella Goth and use her as a spouse several generations later, unless you already have a family living in the Goths' house.

Thanks for the timely response! I was afraid that'd be the case with pregnancy, but I wanted to make sure. That's nice with regard to Bella though, I'll def turn her then! I do have another question now about uncontrolled sims, though:

Phone calls, what can we do about them? I'm assuming opening them is okay since the game does that automatically when you tab to that sim and we are allowed to tab to unplayed sims to like check needs and stuff. But some you can respond to, such as club invites or invites to go somewhere. Can we respond to these? I've been assuming no to be safe, but it'd be nice to know if that isn't the case.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #378 on: April 30, 2018, 04:36:26 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?



For #1, the answer is no, unless it's on a free day. You can usually tell from the thought bubbles whether a Sim is pregnant. Not taking the test just means an extra day of pregnancy.

For #2, it's okay to turn Bella Goth and use her as a spouse several generations later, unless you already have a family living in the Goths' house.

Thanks for the timely response! I was afraid that'd be the case with pregnancy, but I wanted to make sure. That's nice with regard to Bella though, I'll def turn her then! I do have another question now about uncontrolled sims, though:

Phone calls, what can we do about them? I'm assuming opening them is okay since the game does that automatically when you tab to that sim and we are allowed to tab to unplayed sims to like check needs and stuff. But some you can respond to, such as club invites or invites to go somewhere. Can we respond to these? I've been assuming no to be safe, but it'd be nice to know if that isn't the case.

The only calls an uncontrolled Sim can respond to are the ones from school about a child. Sorry, no acceptance of invitations allowed (although your uncontrolled Sim can go as a guest if your controlled Sim is invited somewhere.)
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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #379 on: April 30, 2018, 05:41:57 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?



For #1, the answer is no, unless it's on a free day. You can usually tell from the thought bubbles whether a Sim is pregnant. Not taking the test just means an extra day of pregnancy.

For #2, it's okay to turn Bella Goth and use her as a spouse several generations later, unless you already have a family living in the Goths' house.

Thanks for the timely response! I was afraid that'd be the case with pregnancy, but I wanted to make sure. That's nice with regard to Bella though, I'll def turn her then! I do have another question now about uncontrolled sims, though:

Phone calls, what can we do about them? I'm assuming opening them is okay since the game does that automatically when you tab to that sim and we are allowed to tab to unplayed sims to like check needs and stuff. But some you can respond to, such as club invites or invites to go somewhere. Can we respond to these? I've been assuming no to be safe, but it'd be nice to know if that isn't the case.

The only calls an uncontrolled Sim can respond to are the ones from school about a child. Sorry, no acceptance of invitations allowed (although your uncontrolled Sim can go as a guest if your controlled Sim is invited somewhere.)
Ok that's what I thought. I do have one hopefully final question (I hope I'm not like bombarding you or anything with all these):
Can we buy vamp powers and weaknesses for unplayed vamps on non-free days?

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #380 on: April 30, 2018, 06:20:01 PM »
A few more questions. I'm assuming my gender customization of Brant was okay since you commented on the story topic and didn't mention having an issue with it.

1. Can we direct an uncontrollable sim to take a pregnancy test?

2. If we use a vampire to turn, say, Bella Goth, would she be an eligible spouse several gens in when Morty and the kids have kicked the bucket?



For #1, the answer is no, unless it's on a free day. You can usually tell from the thought bubbles whether a Sim is pregnant. Not taking the test just means an extra day of pregnancy.

For #2, it's okay to turn Bella Goth and use her as a spouse several generations later, unless you already have a family living in the Goths' house.

Thanks for the timely response! I was afraid that'd be the case with pregnancy, but I wanted to make sure. That's nice with regard to Bella though, I'll def turn her then! I do have another question now about uncontrolled sims, though:

Phone calls, what can we do about them? I'm assuming opening them is okay since the game does that automatically when you tab to that sim and we are allowed to tab to unplayed sims to like check needs and stuff. But some you can respond to, such as club invites or invites to go somewhere. Can we respond to these? I've been assuming no to be safe, but it'd be nice to know if that isn't the case.

The only calls an uncontrolled Sim can respond to are the ones from school about a child. Sorry, no acceptance of invitations allowed (although your uncontrolled Sim can go as a guest if your controlled Sim is invited somewhere.)
Ok that's what I thought. I do have one hopefully final question (I hope I'm not like bombarding you or anything with all these):
Can we buy vamp powers and weaknesses for unplayed vamps on non-free days?

Questions are always welcome. You can buy vamp powers for uncontrolled Sims only on free days -- it's the same as for satisfaction rewards.
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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #381 on: April 30, 2018, 06:28:04 PM »
Ok I thought so. That's all for now, thanks for the help! Luckily the vamp I moved in already has the 2 powers I most desired on her (vamp creation and sun immunity) anyway.




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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #382 on: May 02, 2018, 10:16:20 AM »
is it automatic fail if a baby goes to daycare? I accepted an excursion with a friend and selected "yes" rather than "yes and choose people to bring" yet my spouse decided to come along as well. Obviously was expecting her to stay and look after the baby.

Could I take a -1 hit instead maybe, as if I'd hired a nanny?

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #383 on: May 02, 2018, 12:29:41 PM »
is it automatic fail if a baby goes to daycare? I accepted an excursion with a friend and selected "yes" rather than "yes and choose people to bring" yet my spouse decided to come along as well. Obviously was expecting her to stay and look after the baby.

Could I take a -1 hit instead maybe, as if I'd hired a nanny?

Go ahead and take a -1 for the nanny.
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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #384 on: May 02, 2018, 05:34:49 PM »
thanks.

Still can't work out how it happened. She wasn't part of the group or anything, she was just there.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #385 on: May 02, 2018, 06:56:54 PM »
thanks.

Still can't work out how it happened. She wasn't part of the group or anything, she was just there.
@Vesper

I find this happening to me, too, when traveling to Granite Falls or Selvadorada.
Though I specify an adult sim to go alone, leaving the children behind with other adults in the household, the game will go ahead and invite along other household members on its own.
I once redid the Take a vacation... command 4-5 times but it kept happening.
In the end, I just took all the darned sims to Granite Falls then sent home the ones I didn't want there.

In your case, it's trickier because the game didn't even show you who would be traveling with your sim.
Anyway, I'm just posting to commiserate and to say I'm glad you're allowed to take a point loss rather than failing your challenge.
Still an annoying bug, though, eh?

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #386 on: May 03, 2018, 08:09:34 AM »
@oshizu well I'm kind of glad that it's not just me then :) Since then I don't think I went to other lots until she became a child, just to be extra cautious
Am so relieved it wasn't a fail. After a dreadful first attempt I think I'm doing pretty well now.

BTW am working through your dynasty story at the mo and loving it (am on Gen 4 with Jet)

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #387 on: May 03, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
Some while ago we changed the rules to be like this:
You'll start with a childless premade YA townie (or teen immediately aged up to YA or adult or elder immediately aged down to YA)
Would it be possible to start with a child too or toddler even? They will ofcause be aged up to YA asap

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #388 on: May 09, 2018, 02:01:00 AM »
There's a sim in my simverse who has remained a teen (for unknown reasons) over several generations. She is definitely not a vampire.

Question: May I direct my controlled sim to cake up this sim to a young adult?
I already have enough spouse prospects for the last two heirs, but I just thought I would ask.


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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #389 on: May 09, 2018, 02:30:28 AM »
There's a sim in my simverse who has remained a teen (for unknown reasons) over several generations. She is definitely not a vampire.

Question: May I direct my controlled sim to cake up this sim to a young adult?
I already have enough spouse prospects for the last two heirs, but I just thought I would ask.



As it sounds like a bug, please go ahead and cake her up.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #390 on: May 09, 2018, 03:03:46 AM »
Thank you! She's lavender and rather pretty. :D

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #391 on: May 09, 2018, 12:48:53 PM »
Is she a special NPC type at all? Some NPCs are coded to not age unless they join a played household, such as Nannies, Butlers, "weirdos", etc.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #392 on: May 09, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
Is she a special NPC type at all? Some NPCs are coded to not age unless they join a played household, such as Nannies, Butlers, "weirdos", etc.

Since she's a teen, she wouldn't be assigned to any of those groups except through some sort of bug.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #393 on: May 09, 2018, 01:14:43 PM »
Can't teens be Nannies? I could've sworn they could, but I've never used a Nanny (I always use the Butler instead), so I could be wrong. It also might be possible that maybe they can be weirdos too?

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #394 on: May 09, 2018, 01:40:31 PM »
Most of us are already familiar with the concept of specific immortal sims who came with the City Living pack.

I've only seen teen sims working in one of the part-time careers for teens, never as one of the service sims (nanny, butler, gardener, caterer, repairfolk, landlord) nor weirdos (trash panda, living statue).
Sofia Bjergsen can be seen busking on her guitar in San Myshuno as a teen but busking is a normal activity, not associated with immortality.

Again, thank you for your response LenaLJ. She's been around for seven generations now. I'll consider her bugged and try caking her up in a while.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #395 on: May 09, 2018, 02:14:13 PM »
Actually now that you mention it, I'm actually pretty sure I've had teen living statues before, I could be misremembering though. I'm assuming this teen isn't one though since you'd likely have noticed and mentioned it. And technically immortal sims came before city living, the earliest one that comes to mind is the nanny, which came like 4-6 months before CL came out. CL did give us several types of immortal sims though. In fact the Nanny and Butler are the only ones I can think of that didn't come in CL.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #396 on: May 11, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »
A question about satisfaction rewards.
According to the rules about which activities decrease the current score:
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-1 point for every Satisfaction Reward bought.

Question: Does this refer to any satisfaction reward bought by any household member outside of a free day?
Or does this rule apply only to the controlled sim (with household members only ever allowed to buy satisfaction rewards on free days)?

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« Reply #397 on: May 11, 2018, 06:17:51 PM »
A question about satisfaction rewards.
According to the rules about which activities decrease the current score:
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-1 point for every Satisfaction Reward bought.

Question: Does this refer to any satisfaction reward bought by any household member outside of a free day?
Or does this rule apply only to the controlled sim (with household members only ever allowed to buy satisfaction rewards on free days)?

I'm not sure what difference it makes. Non-controlled Sims can only buy satisfaction rewards on free days -- and they don't get the penalty then. But yes, you have to deduct a point for anyone who buys a satisfaction reward if it's not on a free day.
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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #398 on: May 11, 2018, 06:32:47 PM »
Thank you for your response and my apologies for not being clear.
I wasn't sure if it was allowed to buy a satisfaction reward for a non-controlled sim, even if a point were lost, since that's not listed under the situations where a non-controlled sim can be controlled (outside of a free day).
To be safe, I just had the heir buy a trait instead since I'm mainly trying to slow down point gain.

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Re: The Ten-Gen Townie Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #399 on: May 21, 2018, 07:34:43 PM »
OK I'm starting my third attempt and want to make absolutely sure that I understand the rules this time.

Q1) Is gender customisation now allowed for founders?

Q2) All completed aspirations need to be unique - does this apply to child aspirations as well as adult aspirations?

Q3) If maxing a skill at nine points also completes an aspiration do we just carry over the second point for the skill and lose the points for the aspiration (as this would occur after the free day begins)?