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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1575 on: January 24, 2013, 08:28:00 AM »
Apologies for double posting but it's been a few days since the last one and I thought an edit might not get noticed.

My current heir has just got married and i'm planning to move town, as soon as they finished exchanging rings I cleared his new wifes inventory and that of her housemate apart from the acrobat equipment she carried, mainly because I couldn't but she's an old lady and I can't see her using it now, and saved them to the bin.

What I would like to know is when I start the new town is there any particular place I should put them, for example the designated Dynasty lot like in the Immortal one or can I just pick any house they can afford that takes my fancy? As the main thing of this challenge is moving from townie house to townie house I wasn't sure about this part, it says no buildings so I assumed that meant you don't pack the household with house just the sims.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1576 on: January 24, 2013, 08:52:29 AM »
You don't take the house, just the household.

My assumption is that you move into a house you can afford in the new neighborhood, as the idea is to work with the different houses and residents of a town.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1577 on: January 24, 2013, 09:03:29 AM »
That was my assumption too Marian but I thought it best to check.

Luckily my current heir is loaded, his mother was a singer so earned a lot of money and he was the last person in the house when he married, before I've always left family behind but this time he got to sell it all. So at least they can have a nice home.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1578 on: January 28, 2013, 06:07:59 PM »
Ok, a quick question. 

I'm trying out a DecaDynasty right now but I've got a question.  If you befriend an NPC who is then not an NPC when your heir moves, does that count for the NPC friends?

Ex: You befriend the Newspaper Carrier (who's a child), and they age to teen and stop being a Newspaper Carrier.  Would they still count?

I'm sorry if this has been asked before and I just missed it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1579 on: January 28, 2013, 06:10:11 PM »
My understanding is if the game still lists them as newspaper carrier then they count. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1580 on: January 28, 2013, 06:39:00 PM »
Double Post to make Disclaimer for all to see.  A member told the team they didn't think the rules would ever change so we're making sure that this is written at the bottom of every dynasty ruleset to insure that everyone knows.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1581 on: January 28, 2013, 07:03:52 PM »
My understanding is if the game still lists them as newspaper carrier then they count.

Ok, so if they age up to teen (in this example) then they wouldn't count.  Got it. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1582 on: January 28, 2013, 07:04:44 PM »
Ok, so if they age up to teen (in this example) then they wouldn't count.  Got it. 

Thanks!

I've seen teenagers still considered by the game as Newspaper Carriers. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1583 on: January 28, 2013, 07:20:47 PM »
I've seen teenagers still considered by the game as Newspaper Carriers. 

Really?  Maybe I just haven't been paying attention. (Which is totally possible! :D )

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« Reply #1584 on: February 01, 2013, 12:43:37 PM »
I assume that this answer has been answered before, but I don't remember seeing it on the thread (and I've read through the entire thread).

Can the founding spouse have children as long as they don't bring them with them (leaving them with an ex-spouse, leaving young adult children on their own, etc.)?

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« Reply #1585 on: February 01, 2013, 12:46:41 PM »
I assume that this answer has been answered before, but I don't remember seeing it on the thread (and I've read through the entire thread).

Can the founding spouse have children as long as they don't bring them with them (leaving them with an ex-spouse, leaving young adult children on their own, etc.)?

It's on Page 42 in the middle and the first post on page 52.

On page 42 of this thread Metro ruled that if your founder were to marry someone who already had a child that the child would not be allowed to move with his or her parent.
The feeling was that the heir should be the oldest child to be born into the household and that having an older child living in the house before the heir is born  would devalue the importance of the heir.

So if Goodwin marries Jennie baby Jones Brown has to stay with his grandparents.The same goes for Leighton Sekemoto,Sam would have to stay with Yumi.

Claire Ursine is totally out because she does not have anybody living with her at the start of the game who can look after the baby.The same goes for baby Pele in Appaloosa Plains.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1586 on: February 02, 2013, 08:50:25 AM »
I'm afraid that is a loss of HOF eligibility(failure) because the heir has to be the oldest child to the former heir and the spouse.   So it even means you can't marry someone who has children from a previous relationship.
Would that mean that a female heir couldn't marry a male Sim who had fathered a child who was living with its mother in a different house?  Actually, I suspect that it's not going to happen with the current toned-down story progression but I have seen it in older games.

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  • Sims from the previous household may not move in with a later heir, either when he/she moves or after the fact.[/i]
How is 'household member' defined?  Specifically, if a newly-pregnant female Sim was moved out of the active household, could the baby be moved into a later household?  (I hate the way that the original townies all die out now and this would be a way to keep their bloodlines going.)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1587 on: February 02, 2013, 09:14:49 AM »
I'm afraid that is a loss of HOF eligibility(failure) because the heir has to be the oldest child to the former heir and the spouse.   So it even means you can't marry someone who has children from a previous relationship.
Would that mean that a female heir couldn't marry a male Sim who had fathered a child who was living with its mother in a different house?  Actually, I suspect that it's not going to happen with the current toned-down story progression but I have seen it in older games.

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  • Once a Sim leaves the household, he/she may never be invited back into the household of an active heir.
  • Sims from the previous household may not move in with a later heir, either when he/she moves or after the fact.[/i]
How is 'household member' defined?  Specifically, if a newly-pregnant female Sim was moved out of the active household, could the baby be moved into a later household?  (I hate the way that the original townies all die out now and this would be a way to keep their bloodlines going.)

Yes that means a female heir could not marry a male Sim who had fathered a child who was living somewhere else.   It was ruled recently that an heir and their spouse are not allowed to have children prior to the heir that is to be born in the new house.

Household member is someone who lives in the house.   We've said in the past that males impregnated with an alien baby even if moved out the baby wouldn't be allowed to join a household later and I feel it's the same for normal Sims too.   A baby even though not born does take up a household slot even if their portrait isn't there yet.  You can't move in someone because of a pregnancy so that pregnancy counts as part of the current household and ineligible for future households.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1588 on: February 02, 2013, 10:33:28 AM »
Household member is someone who lives in the house.   We've said in the past that males impregnated with an alien baby even if moved out the baby wouldn't be allowed to join a household later and I feel it's the same for normal Sims too.   A baby even though no born does take up a household slot even if their portrait isn't there yet.  You can't move in someone because of a pregnancy so that pregnancy counts as part of the current household and ineligible for future households.

OK, thanks.  I knew unborn babies take up a household slot and were counted as household members in the Life States Dynasty but since they've not been controlled by the player at any point I wasn't sure whether they counted for this ruling.  Oh well.  Back to townie extinction, then :).

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1589 on: February 02, 2013, 10:56:42 AM »
OK, thanks.  I knew unborn babies take up a household slot and were counted as household members in the Life States Dynasty but since they've not been controlled by the player at any point I wasn't sure whether they counted for this ruling.  Oh well.  Back to townie extinction, then :).

Don't forget that you're now allowed to move towns twice.   So townie extinction may not be but so bad.
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