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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1335 on: September 24, 2012, 08:48:48 AM »
Child to Teen is the same but only family oriented Sims can tutor teenagers for some reason.   In my dynasty, I cake them up the morning of all the time just to get in a day of skilling but for my decadynasty, I wait until the evening to ensure I have all requirements needed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1336 on: September 24, 2012, 09:14:32 AM »
Also, a sim that ages from Toddler to Child on a school day - even at 12:05 AM - will not be scheduled to go to school until the following day. You can buy yourself a whole day of tutoring time by using a cake early in the morning.  (I don't know what happens if you age a sim from Child to Teen before school on a school day. It sounds like it has the possibility to be messy.)

But I know since I've done that a lot in my immortal dynasty, regardless of when in the 24 hour period they age up school won't be until the next day. So if honor roll is done you can age them up before school and still get the extra day.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1337 on: September 24, 2012, 09:52:43 AM »
I usually try and time things so that my Sims age from toddler to child and from child to teen on a weekend so that they don't miss any school.
If my calculations are correct it would be a try for baby on a sunday to get a saturday birthday and Monday for a Sunday birthday.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1338 on: September 25, 2012, 04:16:01 PM »
My heir just got an opportunity at work that involved going to China. I usually skip the travel ones, but this time I didn't. When he arrived in China, he was considered unemployed, so the opportunity disappeared. I had him satisfy the requirement anyway (to meet 4 locals) hoping that the opportunity would reappear, but it didn't. Can the opportunity count anyway?

On a separate issue -- is it all right for an heir to marry a former vampire/werewolf/fairy if the spouse has been cured with the potent cure elixir (that's the long-lasting rather than temporary one)?

Edit:  I just saw the rule that the spouse can never have been a vampire. But what about a werewolf or fairy?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1339 on: September 25, 2012, 04:31:13 PM »
My heir just got an opportunity at work that involved going to China. I usually skip the travel ones, but this time I didn't. When he arrived in China, he was considered unemployed, so the opportunity disappeared. I had him satisfy the requirement anyway (to meet 4 locals) hoping that the opportunity would reappear, but it didn't. Can the opportunity count anyway?

On a separate issue -- is it all right for an heir to marry a former vampire/werewolf/fairy if the spouse has been cured with the potent cure elixir (that's the long-lasting rather than temporary one)?

Edit:  I just saw the rule that the spouse can never have been a vampire. But what about a werewolf or fairy?


Actually you are allowed to use the cure elixir on vampires, werewolves and fairies.  I'm guessing I forgot to update some wording when that became allowed. 

As for the opportunity,  Did your Sim have the job when he returned home?  Had you saved before going to China to see if it would reappear the second time?  Do you want to try that, if able?  Otherwise, I will talk to Metro and get his opinion on the matter.   I've had it work the second time I went to China.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1340 on: September 25, 2012, 05:05:45 PM »
Thanks. I've played past the point where the heir went to China and don't want to go back. Hopefully, I'll get another opportunity to fire.

That's good news about the vampires, etc.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1341 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:51 PM »
Thanks. I've played past the point where the heir went to China and don't want to go back. Hopefully, I'll get another opportunity to fire.

That's good news about the vampires, etc.


I talked with Metro and he says since it was a bug that caused you not to be able to complete it, you may count it.


Also here is the new rule regarding Vampires/Genies/Werewolves/Fairies:

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2. No household member can be a Vampire/Genie/Werewolf/Fairy. However, you are allowed to cure potential spouses and household members with a supernatural elixir prior to moving in.  Heirs are allowed to move into a house with Vampire/Genie/Werewolf/Fairies that have not been cured provided all Vampire/Genie/Werewolf/Fairies are moved out the same day the heir moves in.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1342 on: September 25, 2012, 06:25:30 PM »
Thanks again, Ricalynn! I'll add the black op.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1343 on: September 26, 2012, 02:10:41 AM »
Thanks. I've played past the point where the heir went to China and don't want to go back. Hopefully, I'll get another opportunity to fire.

If your Sim was on vacation, the work tab should have been grayed out and you wouldn't see that your Sim was unemployed at all.  When you hover over the work tab, it says that you're on vacation and not to think about work.  Or does it still show what your Sim's job is when you're traveling?  As for the actual opportunity, did you click on the opportunity tab and then on the home button to show the opportunities that originated while the Sim was still in his/her home town?  And what happened when the Sim returned home?  Was the job back in place?  And was the opportunity gone or still showing?

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There's no mention of witches being either allowed or banned.  My interpretation is that they are allowed.  It might be a good idea to mention them since all the other life states get a specific mention, I believe.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1344 on: September 26, 2012, 06:49:18 AM »
Pam, As far as I can remember, when I was in China and switched over to the "home" part of the opportunities section, the career opportunity was gone. It didn't come back when the sim returned home. Also, I clicked on the employment tab and it showed that the sim was unemployed (but I think it's done that before for other sims); when the sim returned home, he still had his job, just not the opportunity.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1345 on: September 26, 2012, 09:55:50 AM »
I seem to have run into the aging bug, my last save before I went away for a couple of days was working fine, yesterday after I came back I played for a bit, got the newlywed second child pregnant, she had her baby and I moved her little family out. I noticed the baby hadn't aged but put it down to me miscounting days but then I noticed nobody had aged since baby arrived.

Unfotunately for me I never saved between when I first loaded and when I realised nobody had aged and i'd played for some time. I did save then and did a search of the forum and found this has happened to others, I tried moving them to clipboard and back and played another day but still stuck.

I saw moving town as a solution but that is something I don't want to do, can I roll back to my good previous save and try again?

So close to finally moving out my first heir as well, she just needed her final promotion but then I realised she hadn't aged either.


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1346 on: September 26, 2012, 09:59:36 AM »
Yeah if you don't mind losing all of the progress you had made then go ahead and go back to your old save.  Just be careful to watch for the time needed in case you get the bug again and that way you know when people are supposed to age up. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1347 on: September 26, 2012, 10:10:21 AM »
Thanks Ricalynn, it is a bit of a pain starting over from my last save but i'll soon be back where I was, so looking forward to a fresh start in a new house with less sims, definitely not doing surrounded by family again in this challenge.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1348 on: September 27, 2012, 06:41:14 AM »
Apologies for double posting but this has to have been the hardest thing I have ever done in the sims, I really thought i'd failed yet again as she only maxed her career the day before her elder birthday, she got married at 9pm and pregnant at 11.30pm just before it turned to 0 days, so tight I was sure i'd never do it, but of course pregnancy gave her a reprieve from aging, I hope that is still within the rules as it wasn't any of the listed restrictions, just pregnancy.

Hopefully my experiences with this generation will now make future generations a bit easier, I have a bit more idea what not to do and what to do sooner.

Still it's an awesome challenge and i'm so glad I decided to give it a go.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1349 on: September 27, 2012, 06:44:54 AM »
She was still an adult so you're still good.   Congratulations!



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