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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1000 on: March 31, 2012, 12:53:17 AM »
Metro -

I need a bit of clarification on the generations.  Does the founder count as the first generation?  Thus, his/her children would be the 2nd generation?  Or is the founder's child counted as the first generation for this challenge?
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« Reply #1001 on: March 31, 2012, 01:50:27 AM »
Metro -

I need a bit of clarification on the generations.  Does the founder count as the first generation?  Thus, his/her children would be the 2nd generation?  Or is the founder's child counted as the first generation for this challenge?
The first child is the first generation. The founders would be Gen 0.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1002 on: March 31, 2012, 01:58:12 AM »
The first child is the first generation. The founders would be Gen 0.

Thank you.  I'm such a goof.  I should have been able to answer my own question by looking at my spreadsheet.  Duh!
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1003 on: April 01, 2012, 04:32:51 AM »
Metro -

I need a bit of clarification on the generations.  Does the founder count as the first generation?  Thus, his/her children would be the 2nd generation?  Or is the founder's child counted as the first generation for this challenge?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1004 on: April 07, 2012, 03:45:53 PM »
Metro,can I move Hebe and James Douglas Smith to Hidden Springs. It is really bugging me that I keep failing this decadynasty challenge. These are the only family that I am able to keep interest in for more then a few Sim weeks and as you know Union Cove runs very slow for me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1005 on: April 07, 2012, 04:34:24 PM »
Metro,can I move Hebe and James Douglas Smith to Hidden Springs. It is really bugging me that I keep failing this decadynasty challenge. These are the only family that I am able to keep interest in for more then a few Sim weeks and as you know Union Cove runs very slow for me.

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I would have to say no because you have to use original townies from the neighbourhood and plus it wouldn't be fair for us.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1006 on: April 07, 2012, 04:59:18 PM »
First of all there is no rule that says your starting family have to be original townies from the neighbourhood.

Goal: Start with any pre-made townie family with no children.

So long as you are starting with two townies then it should be fine,Hebe and James are both townies from Union Cove and neither of them have any children.
Secondly how is my starting with the aforementioned couple unfair to anyone else.

Of course it is up to Metro which is why I asked his permision.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1007 on: April 07, 2012, 05:32:29 PM »
It's because if you copy sims from one neighbourhood to another it just makes the neighbourhood a stock ( if that is the correct word)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1008 on: April 07, 2012, 05:40:17 PM »
I am still not seeing how I am breaking any rules or being unfair to anyone. Of course if Metro has a problem with me doing it then I won't. Although in my previous Douglas Smith decadynasty I did move the couple from Union Cove to Appaloosa Plains and then on to Twinbrook because of bugs in my game file.

I am sorry but I am not sure I understand what you mean by the town becomes a stock.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1009 on: April 07, 2012, 06:58:04 PM »
Rachel, what you are asking is unusual and of course it is the norm to start and finish in one neighborhood despite that it not specifically addressed (it's one of those many unwritten rules). However, as you said you are not gaining any advantage by plopping down a family from one neighborhood into another one, so I will allow it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1010 on: April 07, 2012, 07:15:07 PM »
Thank you,if I thought I would gain anything by doing this I would not have even suggested it. Your looking at the fool who played an entire immortal dynasty without using the moodlet manager so I don't do things the easy way.
Do you want me to lower the families funds down to a more realistic figure. Between the two of them they start of with around $700,000 which is kinda ridiculous.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1011 on: April 07, 2012, 11:48:33 PM »
Metro,

Does this mean that players can place any townie family into any town and play this challenge?  Or is this a special case for Rachel because of her problems with Union Cove?  I sort of think it would violate the spirit of the challenge if everyone is allowed to switch towns with different families.

Also, I didn't see anything in the rules that would prevent a genie from appearing in the household, but have genies been analyzed yet?  I haven't played with one and don't know what all they can do, but my Sim has purchased a lamp with happiness points.  I'm just holding off using it until I'm sure everything is ok with it.  And sorry if this has already been discussed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1012 on: April 08, 2012, 06:31:17 AM »
Yeah, Pam, I think Rachel's situation is special and thus was willing to loosen up a bit. I do not want to make a global change because that would change the spirit of things.

As far as Genies go I am open to input from others as to whether or not Genies should/should not be allowed in a DecaDynasty household.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1013 on: April 08, 2012, 06:49:09 AM »
Metro when I asked you about genies you said:
http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,5005.msg188940.html#msg188940

In my opinion having a genie grant wishes should be fine and I don't really see the probem with marrying one. I think once you release the genie from the lamp,and get a wish or three granted,you should be able to move the genie out then once they are out in the world as a townie they should be fair game for being a spouse.
Yes they do have an extended lifespan but we are allowed to make non heirs and previous heir have an extended life so I do not see how this is any different. The only problem a player might face is that you couldn't use the genie as the tombstone requirement and genie off spring might have the extended lifespan.
I am not sure about the children of genies though because I haven't played one.

I personally just wanted a genie spouse to get the chance of blue skin,but then again I am slightly strange.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1014 on: April 08, 2012, 08:05:36 AM »
Thanks for refreshing my memory on Genie's Rachel. I cannot remember what I just ate for breakfast let alone what I told someone a month ago. Lol.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1015 on: April 08, 2012, 08:09:36 AM »
So does your original ruling still count. Is it a definite no for Genies.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1016 on: April 08, 2012, 05:22:39 PM »
Where the rules specify "all mods are banned", does this include awesomemod or twallan mods that just plain make gameplay more tolerable?
I'm sure this question was answered somewhere, but I searched out the first ~10 pages or so of the thread, couldn't find it, and am far too lazy to look through all 40 something... Sorry if it's a repeat.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1017 on: April 08, 2012, 05:31:06 PM »
Where the rules specify "all mods are banned", does this include awesomemod or twallan mods that just plain make gameplay more tolerable?
I'm sure this question was answered somewhere, but I searched out the first ~10 pages or so of the thread, couldn't find it, and am far too lazy to look through all 40 something... Sorry if it's a repeat.

Metro means those as well. Literally all mods are banned because mods gives you benefits over other players.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1018 on: April 08, 2012, 07:05:43 PM »
Thank you for clarifying.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1019 on: April 08, 2012, 10:30:27 PM »
So does your original ruling still count. Is it a definite no for Genies.

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Me, too, for this question.  Genies aren't allowed?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1020 on: April 09, 2012, 05:04:00 AM »
Thanks for refreshing my memory on Genie's Rachel. I cannot remember what I just ate for breakfast let alone what I told someone a month ago. Lol.
So can Non Heirs marry spouses, I am getting confused

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1021 on: April 09, 2012, 05:09:59 AM »
There has never been a restriction on relationships concerning Non-Heirs.   In this challenge, Sims are allowed to move out of the household at anytime plus if you wanted you can have a spare stay in the house and have children. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1022 on: April 09, 2012, 06:42:23 AM »
Me, too, for this question.  Genies aren't allowed?

Correct. See my above explanation that Rachel linked -- they fall under the same umbrella as vampires and mummies with their extended life. BUT — I have no issue with getting the lamp, releasing the Genie to grant a wish or two and then moving the Genie out.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1023 on: April 09, 2012, 07:08:49 AM »
So if I am understanding it correctly heirs cannot marry genies even if they are living in the town and if they marry into a townie house all genies need to be moved out straight awaym. But can non heirs reproduce with genies and if they marry one they will have to move out as genies are not allowed in the heir's house.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1024 on: April 09, 2012, 08:10:14 AM »
So if I am understanding it correctly heirs cannot marry genies even if they are living in the town and if they marry into a townie house all genies need to be moved out straight awaym. But can non heirs reproduce with genies and if they marry one they will have to move out as genies are not allowed in the heir's house.

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This was my question, I forgot to add genies instead of spouses