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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #125 on: May 29, 2011, 10:48:15 PM »
might have already been asked, but do the NPC friends have to stay friends with household after visiting?

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« Reply #126 on: May 29, 2011, 10:54:05 PM »
Oh my goodness. I don't know if it's my time zone or what but it hasn't been 24hours and the thread already has 13pages. I agree with The Webmaster, Metro you have definitely gotten some buzz here. I guess that teaser thing did the trick.

Excellent challenge Metro, just excellent. I don't usually use the townies so this will give me a reason to mess around with them.  If I'm reading it correctly it does seem easier than the Immortal Dynasty. Am I understanding that once you get your heir, do the requirements, and move them out that we're done with that parent house? If so then that's a big reason that it seems easier to me.

I didn't think I was going to try it because Dynasties and Legacies don't seem to get along with me. But I'll try it. I have no idea about the buying property and upgrading it thing so I guess I'll need a crash course in that to move forward. And I'm totally confused on the NPC thing. The 10 BFF's can only be NPC's? But we can't marry NPC's? I need to read it again for the 3rd time I think.

I actually was able to read all the pages and I don't think I saw this brought up but here's some questions:

Ok. I get that the founder home has to be townie occupied with no starter children. And the heir has to marry a townie. But am I reading correctly that they have to move into another townie home? How do we know if the townie that said Sim marries lives in a home already or isn't one of those homeless townies? Without going into the edit town mode?

Secondly, a silly question I guess. It has to be 10 separate homes? Are there that many empty lots/ lots with no children? Can the heir and spouse moving into a house already part of the Dynasty? Like say grandparents house? If there are no children?

I'm not sure if I'm going to wait till Tuesday to start this or get the 1st attempts out the way while I wait. I was kind of planning to do a fresh install when the game comes. Hmmm.  :-\



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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #127 on: May 29, 2011, 11:00:48 PM »
Platnum - You can tell if someone has a house by just going to Map view and looking for the house with the symbol and their name on it when they are at home.  If you are friends with them then you should see a map tag for their house. 

Also the no children thing is only for the first house you start the game with, not the for all the households after that.   And you almost always will move into the house where the spouse already lives, I think. 
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #128 on: May 29, 2011, 11:55:28 PM »
So I take it that the Founder has no requirements for moving?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #129 on: May 30, 2011, 02:25:01 AM »
But from past experiences they never let me move into the home of the sim I was proposing to. It was always one sided. They could only move in with me and I could never move in with them. I have all the latest patches as well. ???

When this happens, you're probably trying to marry an NPC, not a townie.  You need to make sure that the one your Sim marries actually lives in a house in town. 

Platnum - You can tell if someone has a house by just going to Map view and looking for the house with the symbol and their name on it when they are at home.  If you are friends with them then you should see a map tag for their house. 

Also the no children thing is only for the first house you start the game with, not the for all the households after that.   And you almost always will move into the house where the spouse already lives, I think. 

Another way to find out is to invite the Sim to visit and quickly ask him/her to leave.  Then you follow with the camera to see where the Sim lives.

So I take it that the Founder has no requirements for moving?

The founder doesn't have to move at all.  The moving requirements start with the first heir.
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« Reply #130 on: May 30, 2011, 03:16:23 AM »
Pam is it ok to move in with a townie who is a vamp as long as I cure them before baby making time? It seems like vampirism hits all the good townies after a period of time.




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« Reply #131 on: May 30, 2011, 03:37:37 AM »
Lol, I leave DeAndre Wolfe for several minutes whilst I go with his Pregnant Wife and now he hates their Butler! They were friends as well!  ::)
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #132 on: May 30, 2011, 04:19:13 AM »
Pam is it ok to move in with a townie who is a vamp as long as I cure them before baby making time? It seems like vampirism hits all the good townies after a period of time.

I'll have to let Metro answer this one.  The rules state no vampires in the household and I don't know if he wants to make an exception for them to be cured.
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« Reply #133 on: May 30, 2011, 05:52:00 AM »
I'm feeling really anxious about the NPC Friends thing, do they have to be Friends at the time of moving or can you just note that you got Friends with them?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #134 on: May 30, 2011, 06:01:09 AM »
I'm feeling really anxious about the NPC Friends thing, do they have to be Friends at the time of moving or can you just note that you got Friends with them?

The rules don't say they have to be friends at the time of moving, only that they have to visit your home with the status of friend.  I'd say that once they are friends and visit your home, check it off on the spreadsheet and you're done with that particular NPC.
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« Reply #135 on: May 30, 2011, 06:15:33 AM »
Thanks Pam! Julienne is just about to make friends with the Babysitter, they got inturupted by the twins though.  ::)
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #136 on: May 30, 2011, 06:54:35 AM »
Pam is it ok to move in with a townie who is a vamp as long as I cure them before baby making time? It seems like vampirism hits all the good townies after a period of time.

I'm going to have to say no exceptions to the no vampires rule. It throws an element of randomness in the challenge that will make it tougher. I remember when I was doing my Man Dynasty and I had my sights set on one particular spouse. Bam. They ended up being a vampire and I was forced to switch gears. But, that's a good thing. It makes you a stronger player.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #137 on: May 30, 2011, 10:14:21 AM »
Ok I can't tell if my questions got answered or not. Is that a NO to marrying a homless sim? I mean and then move into one of the homes already placed? Is there even enough single townies with homes? Without having to move in with the in-laws? If heir has to move in with the in-laws can I kick the in-laws out to a pre-placed house?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2011, 10:20:49 AM »
Ok I can't tell if my questions got answered or not. Is that a NO to marrying a homless sim?

You're always moving into Townie homes. That carries the obvious implication that it's occupied.

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« Reply #139 on: May 30, 2011, 10:42:39 AM »
OK, one last question...

I start off with a single sim household.  She decides to marry someone from a household with a family - can he bring family with him?  Like a parent or sibling?  Or does he have to come alone?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #140 on: May 30, 2011, 10:44:33 AM »
About the Townie question, when I reread the rules it says:
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3. There are no restrictions to moving Sims in or out of the household, except as stated below:
  • Sims from the previous household may not move in with a later heir, either when he/she moves or after the fact.
So, if the heir first get married, the spouse (resident or homeless townie) will move with him. That means that, when the heir is ready to move in another house, the spouse won't be allowed to follow him.

The most simple solution is indeed to get married after all the moving requirements are met, and to marry a resident spouse whose house will become the new one.

But, what if the town depletes itself from proper resident spouses after several generations?
Is the heir obliged to move to a 'spouse house', or can he move to a 'friend house', if this is possible through the friendly 'ask to move in' interaction? If this last option is conform to the rules, that would ease up a bit the spouse hunting.
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #141 on: May 30, 2011, 10:57:56 AM »
OK, one last question...

I start off with a single sim household.  She decides to marry someone from a household with a family - can he bring family with him?  Like a parent or sibling?  Or does he have to come alone?

Yes, everyone could move into house #1. But, remember...when heir #1 needs to move to house #2, he/she moves alone.

But, what if the town depletes itself from proper resident spouses after several generations?
Is the heir obliged to move to a 'spouse house', or can he move to a 'friend house', if this is possible through the friendly 'ask to move in' interaction? If this last option is conform to the rules, that would ease up a bit the spouse hunting.

No, the heir is not obligated to move to a spouse house, just a townie house.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #142 on: May 30, 2011, 12:09:24 PM »
There are at least 2 ways to make a town spawn more townies, one from base game and one from Generations. I'm not sure if this would be considered strategy talk so PM me if you want to know. I'll eventually get back to you...

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« Reply #143 on: May 30, 2011, 12:13:24 PM »
OMG why is this moving this so confusing to me? So heir gets married. It CAN be homeless townie as long as when they move its to an occupied townie home? Like a friend or relative? Relative not being the parent? But CAN be a grandparent or sibling?  ???

And since we are working with townies that means that all the family member created are townies as well right?

Argh. I guess I got to go back and read this a 5th time.



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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #144 on: May 30, 2011, 12:43:57 PM »
There are at least 2 ways to make a town spawn more townies, one from base game and one from Generations. I'm not sure if this would be considered strategy talk so PM me if you want to know. I'll eventually get back to you...

lvrugger, Dynasties are not part of the Tournament where things are more secretive, so feel free to share right here.

OMG why is this moving this so confusing to me? So heir gets married. It CAN be homeless townie as long as when they move its to an occupied townie home?

Right. You always move to a Townie home. Just keep telling yourself Townie, townie, townie ;) If you move to an empty lot or an empty house...whatcha got? No townies.

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« Reply #145 on: May 30, 2011, 12:58:14 PM »
I'm still a bit confused about this DecaDynasty thing. Gonna read the rules a few more times and maybe I'll get it!  ;D

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« Reply #146 on: May 30, 2011, 01:03:27 PM »
I'm still a bit confused about this DecaDynasty thing.

It's definitely the "thing" part that's getting most players. The thing part even confuses me. But, if you could be more specific after reading the rules gimme a shout. ;)

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« Reply #147 on: May 30, 2011, 01:45:11 PM »
Ok Metro that helps. I don't think I can go wrong with that. That's a good start. I'll probably be back when it comes to that property ownership thing. I am all set with that awesome spreadsheet. OMG I don't know if I can wait till tomorrow. I wanted to wait until Generations because I don't want the random toss of memories on the pre-existing families. But I'm so itching to get started.

So far I'm all into Chronic and Tom's thread. I love how they just dove right in there. Wish I was that brave. I get upset when I have to delete a family. And I don't like having files growing dust. Yes yes I am weird and I do need to seek some medical attention.

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« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2011, 02:51:23 PM »
I have read all the pages on this forum and i don't believe anyone asked this. 

Say you have been playing and you are getting ready to move the 3rd generation out into a new home.  Can you move him into the house the 1st generation grew up in if the family living there has changed?

I would think yes because of new townies but I wasn't sure if we needed to have new homes along with townies or not.

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« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2011, 03:25:46 PM »
Yeah I asked about moving in to grandparent's house since they weren't the house the heir grew up in but I assumed that they weren't considered townies after you start playing with them so the answer was no. I hadn't gotten a response otherwise.