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Evergreen Dynasty [Completed]
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:33:46 PM »
This will be my 2nd attempt at completing the Immortal Dynasty challenge.  No story this time around, not even going to pretend to try to write a story.   ;D 

In addition to the official rules, I have imposed a few personal choice rules... 
No traveling (to reduce the save file bloat).
No professions or self employment (all immortals must retire from a pension paying rabbit-hole career). 
The dynasty is taking place in Barnacle Bay (no supermaxing gardening due to lack of special seeds). 
The only change in Edit Town was to add the Film Studio (no late night clubs and no supermaxing mixology). 
All immortals must be female (lots of watermelons).
They all must be kleptomaniacs (however none can enter the Criminal career).


Immortals:
Generation 1: Emerald Evergreen
Traits: Angler, Green Thumb, Handy, Kleptomaniac, Excitable
Lifetime Wish: Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder
Career: Science, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Handiness
Other Maxed Skills: Fishing, Gardening, Painting, Piano
Building: Hogan’s Deep Sea Diner
Property: Founder’s Beach
Lifetime Rewards: Super Green Thumb, No Bills Ever, Fireproof
Best Friends: Garrick Dyer, Andrae Adkens, Edwardo Saenz, Rahul Patel, Agnes Seabottom, Ginger Lajoie
Opportunities: Best Dish is a Clean One, Fresh Fish, No Jams, No Fun, Handiness How-To, Learn a Thing or Two, A Meeting of Minds


Generation 2: Holly Evergreen
Traits: Natural Cook, Kleptomaniac, Friendly, Disciplined, Clumsy
Lifetime Wish: Celebrated Five-Star Chef
Career: Culinary, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Cooking
Other Maxed Skills: Gardening
Building: Little Corsican Bistro
Property: Jollyboat Plaza
Lifetime Rewards: Food Replicator, Moodlet Manager, Speedy Cleaner
Best Friends: Meagan Mercer, Todd Green, Heidi Hamm, Luis Zubiri, Mariah Rao, Arianna Smits
Opportunities: Sharing Ingredients, Some Reading Material, Learn a Recipe, Burgers for Sims in Uniform, Some Fine Crepes, One, Two, Tri-Tip Steaks


Generation 3: India Evergreen
Traits: Kleptomaniac, Friendly, Good, Workaholic, Genius
Lifetime Wish: World-Renowned Surgeon
Career: Medical, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Logic
Other Maxed Skills: None
Building: Landgraab Industries Science Facility
Property: Barnacle Boneyard
Lifetime Rewards: Office Hero, Collection Helper, Haggler
Best Friends: Cat Mercouri, Grace Jarrett, John Gillis, Igor Clay, Rickey Gillis, Sadie Stevens
Opportunities: Fixing the Celestial Slump, Taking Down Sinclair, Bad Medical Cliques, Caring for the Careless, Equipment Arrival, Emergency Testing


Generation 4: Jade Evergreen
Traits: Charismatic, Friendly, Kleptomaniac, Ambitious, Perceptive
Lifetime Wish: Leader of the Free World
Career: Politics, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Charisma
Other Maxed Skills: None
Building: Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital
Property: Goldbeard's Gym
Lifetime Rewards: Learned Relic Hunter, Never Dull, Observant
Best Friends: Candace Elrod, Domingo Rushing, Wanda Griggs, Jeanie Shore, Aldo Weston, Sunny Holman
Opportunities: A Public Speaking Event, Hi I'm Chad, Meet and Greet, Cleaning Out the Phone Book, Foreign Affairs, Bachman-Wood Exam


Generation 5: Kelly Evergreen
Traits: Artistic, Virtuoso, Party Animal, Kleptomaniac, Neat
Lifetime Wish: Rock Star
Career: Music/Rock, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Guitar
Other Maxed Skills: Piano, Paint
Building: Wilsonoff Community Theatre
Property: Landgraab Sell 'n Swap
Lifetime Rewards: The Next Big Thing, Always on the List, Teleportation Pad
Best Friends: Clay Arthur, Heribert Mercer, Lane Worrell, Leon Mercer, Georgina Ogle, Alanna Arthur
Opportunities: Guitar Up, I Got Your Back... Up, Raise the Fun(d), The Set Up, Cat Herding to Music, Filing the Application


Generation 6: Lime Evergreen
Traits: Insane, Neurotic, Kleptomaniac, Bookworm, Star Quality
Lifetime Wish: Distinguished Director
Career: Film/Director, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Writing
Other Maxed Skills: None
Building: Plumbob Pictures Backlot
Property: Ye Olde Library
Lifetime Rewards: Acclaimed Author, Map to the Stars, Carefree
Best Friends: Angela Frey, Marvin Jernigan, Lorie Ambrose, Kory Ambrose, Marcus Hamm, Louis Link
Opportunities: Emergency Interviewer, Scene by Scene, A History of One, Keeping the Talent Happy, Uncle Sim Wants YOU, A Masterpiece


Generation 7: Neon Evergreen
Traits: Excitable, Easily Impressed, Kleptomaniac, Savvy Sculptor, Workaholic
Lifetime Wish: CEO of a Mega-Corporation
Career: Business, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Sculpting
Other Maxed Skills: None
Building: Doo Peas Corporate Towers
Property: Goldbeard Galleon Gallery
Lifetime Rewards: Artisan Crafter, Better Mixologist, Professional Slacker
Best Friends: Marion Stevens, Thelma Shore, Rashida Hagen, Anastasia Kline, Ferby Rodriguez, Theron Bruner
Opportunities: Delivering the Green, High Quality Delivery, A Fun Gathering of Suits, Schmoozing the Political Machine, An Old Ruse, Oh Scrap!


Generation 8: Olive Evergreen
Traits: Athletic, Loves the Outdoors, Kleptomaniac, Lucky, Party Animal
Lifetime Wish: Superstar Athlete
Career: Professional Sports, level 10 Retired
Super Max Skill Athletics
Other Maxed Skills: None
Building: Llama Memorial Stadium
Property: Barnacle Community Pool
Lifetime Rewards: Fast Metabolism, Body Sculptor, Vacationer
Best Friends: Shantel Martin, Carlo Dowling, Curtis Pollard, Consuelo Gallegos, Javier Orr, Humberto Quiroz
Opportunities: The Right Way to Riot, Hawking the Foam Finger, Bounce the Crowd, Kicking the Cramps, Push It!, Ticket Counting


Total value of Immortal Dynasty Museum — $191,310
Finished — Week 44, Day 7
L-R — Emerald, Holly, India, Jade, Kelly, Lime, Neon, Olive

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 04:54:05 PM »
Ahhhhhh Greeeeennnn, I just love it! I'll be reading your dynasty.
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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 05:54:52 PM »
Pretty colors. I like that no-nonsense approach also. It makes me think: "She's kicking butt and taking names."

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 06:05:25 PM »
Pretty colors. I like that no-nonsense approach also. It makes me think: "She's kicking butt and taking names."
;D It feels like it right now anyways...  I am averaging 2 days per immortal, Jade is working on her career and opportunities, everything else is done (best friends are done the day before aging to elder so they don't die on me) and she still has 10 days until she becomes an adult.  Which means I probably won't get her to immortality until tomorrow.

Kelly is going to have a fun toddler/childhood since she can't start guitar-ing until she is a teen.  She is getting to just play and make friends with the family, which is rare in my games.

Ahhhhhh Greeeeennnn, I just love it! I'll be reading your dynasty.
Thanks!  I was trying to think of a family name and found evergreen in the thesaurus under immortality.  From there it just fell into place.   :o

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 06:43:00 PM »
Way to keep it simple! Good luck! I should have kept it simple. :D




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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »
Wooot green! I'll definitely be caught up on this! 

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 12:31:22 PM »
Wooot green! I'll definitely be caught up on this! 
Way to keep it simple! Good luck! I should have kept it simple. :D
Thanks for "reading" it. 

I am really happy as it seems to be going so much quicker and easier this time around.  I already have generation 6 in the house and generation 4 is about to immortalize.  I did have to remove the microwave and the food processor and put stuff on all the empty counters though as, even with a refrigerator full of leftovers, everyone still wanted to cook something new.  With several immortals now at level 4 in cooking it was time to put a stop to that.  My primary concern at the moment is generation 5's Guitar Star challenge.  She is getting opportunities on a regular basis, so far.  Hopefully that will keep up and she will get enough to complete that particular pain-in-the-neck challenge.



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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 12:49:27 PM »
Wow, your dynasty is coming to an end with just one update!  :o
The names are genius! Neon is my favorite, I would like to use it in my dynasty, wouldn't you mind?
The career and skill choices are very good. Nice strategy. The only problem here is the Guitar Star challenge. It's really bugged. I'm looking forward for more! Keep it up!
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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 01:58:38 PM »
Wow, your dynasty is coming to an end with just one update!  :o
The names are genius! Neon is my favorite, I would like to use it in my dynasty, wouldn't you mind?
The career and skill choices are very good. Nice strategy. The only problem here is the Guitar Star challenge. It's really bugged. I'm looking forward for more! Keep it up!
Of course you can, I don't mind at all.  And thanks!  Names are the hardest part for me to decide upon - too OCD so everything has to "match".  ::)  And of course I had to go find all the hex codes so their hair could be colored to match their name.  Funny how the game is giving almost all the immortals a green-shade for their favorite color without my help.  Only non-green so far is turquoise and that is pretty close.

Yeah Guitar Star is a pain for sure, but I have tried to keep Kelly away from everything else skill-wise so that is all she gets, that and Celebrity opportunities.  Of course, now she is working the randomizer has those to choose from so we'll see how it goes.  Before starting to work she actually had received 6 guitar opportunities so hopefully the other 4 will come before she becomes an elder.

Jade just immortalized and Lime is closing in on childhood and the beginning of her days chained to a laptop writing.  But for now, I have to go off and work on income taxes, so more playing either later tonight or tomorrow. ???

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 03:17:53 PM »
Love the names.  Good luck, not that I think you need it. You are doing very well.  :D

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 05:17:16 PM »
Love the names.  Good luck, not that I think you need it. You are doing very well.  :D

Thanks!  This is the nice thing about not working outside the home, and now having both kids back in college - more time for me during the day, which translates to more playing time for now.  ;)

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 05:55:49 PM »
Wow! I love the colors, I have been mulling over a theme for my dynasty I hope to start this weekend. Anyway look forward to reading more!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 01:15:33 AM »
Wow! I love the colors, I have been mulling over a theme for my dynasty I hope to start this weekend. Anyway look forward to reading more!!

Good luck with yours.  Choosing a theme is always the hardest for me - sometimes I spend more time on a theme then actually playing.  And, just slightly OCD here but I can't start until I know all the names that I can or will be using for the entire challenge.

I have had a lot of fun with this attempt and the end is in sight.  Six generations are immortalized, the remaining two are in the house.  I have to work on taxes again Monday (in a few hours specifically) so I am targeting Tuesday/Wednesday to have generation 7 immortalized with generation 8 completed by Friday.  We'll see if my plans work out with reality. 8)

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2011, 04:51:45 PM »
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Seven generations have been immortalized, the eighth generation is a young adult and is working steadily, and making good progress towards her reward.

I haven't taken many pictures during this dynasty but did snap a couple to share.

On weekends the immortals head out to explore the catacombs (generations 1-4 shown).


During the week they have dance parties at home (this shows generations 1-6 as immortals and generation 7 as an adult; all seven are waiting on generation 8 to become a young adult).


Lime write a masterpiece simply called Evergreen: The Story of Immortality.  Sadly this will be the only story written about this family although it is her highest paying publication at $15,139 per week.

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Re: Evergreen Dynasty
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 06:29:11 PM »
You are so close! Good luck, I hope you make it. I was able to start mine but I am on day two I think...

 

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