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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1600 on: February 04, 2013, 10:13:09 AM »
Thanks! Yeah, I did think about trying to cure the vamps but seeing as I need to move town anyway and I didn't put the alchemy consignment store into Lunar Lakes I thought this way would be easier.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1601 on: February 04, 2013, 03:42:47 PM »
I am going to get my spare sim pregnant by a Vampire, If she is pregnant when I move her out would that mean the dynasty has failed because unborn sims count as household members?



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1602 on: February 04, 2013, 03:45:45 PM »
I don't think so. Your unborn sim is kind of like Schrodinger's cat -- we don't know whether the infant is a vampire or not, so I think you'd get the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1603 on: February 04, 2013, 03:52:02 PM »
Oh good! Thanks Marian

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1604 on: February 06, 2013, 07:09:40 PM »
I have a few questions:
1. Can we start the DecaDynasty with Claire because she hasn't had her baby yet? Or would that still be against the rules?
2. For the NPC requirement, are we going to have 10 NPC's on the lot or friends with all of them. I've heard it both ways.
3. Can we tweak the age sliders as long as we stay with in normal life span. e.g.- 2 baby days and 5 toddler days since that only shortens the life by 3 days.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1605 on: February 06, 2013, 07:17:00 PM »
I have a few questions:
1. Can we start the DecaDynasty with Claire because she hasn't had her baby yet? Or would that still be against the rules?
2. For the NPC requirement, are we going to have 10 NPC's on the lot or friends with all of them. I've heard it both ways.
3. Can we tweak the age sliders as long as we stay with in normal life span. e.g.- 2 baby days and 5 toddler days since that only shortens the life by 3 days.
Thank you in advance.
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Claire doesn't count as a possible founder ever because unborn baby counts as part of the household which means she's a household with children and Claire can't be moved in unless she suddenly gets roommates because you can't leave the baby in the household by itself.  No step kids in the founder's house.

The rule specifically states you have to be friends with 10 NPCs.   Where did you see on the lot?   NPCs are rarely on the lot at the same time.

No tweaking.   It's normal life stage as it comes that way everyone plays on the same field.  Shortening the life of your kids would be cheating because you wouldn't have to deal with the younger stages as long as everyone else has/is.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1606 on: February 06, 2013, 09:52:31 PM »
Welcome to the forum!


Claire doesn't count as a possible founder ever because unborn baby counts as part of the household which means she's a household with children and Claire can't be moved in unless she suddenly gets roommates because you can't leave the baby in the household by itself.  No step kids in the founder's house.

The rule specifically states you have to be friends with 10 NPCs.   Where did you see on the lot?   NPCs are rarely on the lot at the same time.

No tweaking.   It's normal life stage as it comes that way everyone plays on the same field.  Shortening the life of your kids would be cheating because you wouldn't have to deal with the younger stages as long as everyone else has/is.

Thanks for clearing that up. I love this challenge and will start it soon!



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1607 on: February 08, 2013, 06:37:31 PM »
So I'm back from a very long hiatus from the Sims and decided to start a DecaDynasty. I've even made a post over in the stories section, Jolina-Wolff.
The last time I read the rules, I remembered that WA opportunities weren't allowed to be used as BlackOps. Has the rule changed? It now reads:

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6. Heirs must complete 10 unique Opportunities (BlackOps) that no other heir has completed. These can be Career, Skill, Special Opportunities and up to 3 adventures per heir.

Do these "3 adventures" refer to WA adventures which will count toward BlackOps?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1608 on: February 08, 2013, 06:39:02 PM »
So I'm back from a very long hiatus from the Sims and decided to start a DecaDynasty. I've even made a post over in the stories section, Jolina-Wolff.
The last time I read the rules, I remembered that WA opportunities weren't allowed to be used as BlackOps. Has the rule changed? It now reads:

Do these "3 adventures" refer to WA adventures which will count toward BlackOps?

Yes the rule did change.  There have been a couple of rule changes so make sure you understand them correctly before getting much further in your DecaDynasty.  The most notably are the ones that involve the new expansions, the ability to change towns twice and of course the one you just mentioned.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1609 on: February 11, 2013, 04:46:05 PM »
I'm loving the dynasty challenge, but I already need a new graphics card to play it with any reliability. This, on the other hand, is perfect! No house to get overloaded with 8 gens of stuff, no single lot to get bugged, no giant lot requirement. Yay!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1610 on: February 12, 2013, 10:29:42 AM »
I may have missed it, but is the LTW a requirement before moving?

Edit: Also, does the new heir have to be born 10 days after turning adult or 10 days after moving into the new house? Thanks!
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1611 on: February 12, 2013, 11:46:30 AM »
sunshine, the LTW does not have to be completed in this challenge. And the new heir has to be born within 10 days after the move to the new house.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1612 on: February 12, 2013, 11:47:36 AM »
sunshine, the LTW does not have to be completed in this challenge. And the new heir has to be born within 10 days after the move to the new house.

That's what I was hoping for :P thanks.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1613 on: February 12, 2013, 12:51:26 PM »
Is there a list of everyone who has completed this challenge? There aren't any in the Hall of Fame, but I'm guessing that's because the same people who completed this challenge completed another challenge later, and it replaced it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1614 on: February 12, 2013, 12:55:35 PM »
No one has completed this challenge.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1615 on: February 12, 2013, 03:27:40 PM »
Oh, wow.

Is anyone close? What's the farthest anyone has gotten in the challenge?

For those of you who have gotten close, what has been your reason for not completing it? Has there just not been enough time, did you stop in order to do the life states dynasty instead, something else?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1616 on: February 12, 2013, 03:45:36 PM »
The farthest anyone is I think is gen 9.  The stories are on the story boards and a lot of it has to do with it just takes that much time.  It's the hardest challenge by far.  The files become huge and hard to manage.   There are game glitches and expansions have come out with possible game breaking glitches.   

This is not something that can just be done in a few weeks.  All of the requirements have to be in place while the heir is an adult each and every time.  You have to move to the next house and get that next heir in 10 days.  That's a lot of people to juggle and things to make sure are in place so you don't fail.   
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1617 on: February 12, 2013, 04:15:59 PM »
Also, there is no such thing as "replacing" in the Dynasty Challenge Hall - it's only "additionally."

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« Reply #1618 on: February 12, 2013, 08:36:00 PM »
Also, there is no such thing as "replacing" in the Dynasty Challenge Hall - it's only "additionally."

Oh, that's neat, I read a thread the other day where Metro said only your highest Dynasty score would be kept in the Hall of Fame, but it was from years ago. It must have been from before there were multiple types of dynasties or something like that. So glad that I was mistaken!

I'm surprised the files get so big, what causes that, from a technical standpoint? I thought that since you're constantly moving and not required to have previous heirs in the household like the other dynasties, that the file size would actually be smaller than, say, the original dynasty, where the house fills up with collectibles and immortals.

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« Reply #1619 on: February 12, 2013, 08:39:09 PM »
Oh, that's neat, I read a thread the other day where Metro said only your highest Dynasty score would be kept in the Hall of Fame, but it was from years ago. It must have been from before there were multiple types of dynasties or something like that. So glad that I was mistaken!

I'm surprised the files get so big, what causes that, from a technical standpoint? I thought that since you're constantly moving and not required to have previous heirs in the household like the other dynasties, that the file size would actually be smaller than, say, the original dynasty, where the house fills up with collectibles and immortals.

Oh no.  The game still has to store all of your travelling data, all the data for every sim that ever lived, all the houses in the neighborhood, the data for who works where, the inventories of every Sim plust all the other things that are part of a Sim's life even the ones not in your house.   That all adds up and none of it disappears.  Plus if you have memories enabled the game saves every memory for every Sim in the neighborhood and beyond.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1620 on: February 12, 2013, 08:49:47 PM »
Oh no.  The game still has to store all of your travelling data, all the data for every sim that ever lived, all the houses in the neighborhood, the data for who works where, the inventories of every Sim plust all the other things that are part of a Sim's life even the ones not in your house.   That all adds up and none of it disappears.  Plus if you have memories enabled the game saves every memory for every Sim in the neighborhood and beyond.

Ahhh, I see. And I wasn't thinking about the fact that this Dynasty is 2 1/2 gens longer than the others.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1621 on: February 13, 2013, 12:20:36 AM »
Oh, that's neat, I read a thread the other day where Metro said only your highest Dynasty score would be kept in the Hall of Fame, but it was from years ago. It must have been from before there were multiple types of dynasties or something like that. So glad that I was mistaken!

No, not even that. If you look, there are a couple of people who have completed two Immortal Dynasties, and both scores are recorded (Ratchie and Katluvr come to mind).

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« Reply #1622 on: February 13, 2013, 12:49:06 AM »
Ooh, okay, awesome. I double-checked what I'd been reading, and that post was from three years ago, before anyone was in the hall of fame.

Absolutely. To keep the Dynasty Hall of Fame nice and uncluttered I suppose when that time comes I'll replace a player's first effort with their next effort—assuming the museum score is higher, of course.

I'm glad that he opted for keeping all the scores, since so few people have completed the challenges as it is. :)

Maybe someday I'll finish one up, but I have a feeling it will be after I update my computer a bit. Oh, the sims. I love how Civ 5's bajillion city endgame doesn't even lag, but the Sims, after a few gens, completely murders it. I can't think of any other game I can't play on the highest settings, with Firefox running in the background, even. I mean, it makes perfect sense, it's just frustrating.

I'd really hoped DecaDynasty would be my answer to that. Oh well.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1623 on: February 13, 2013, 06:29:14 AM »
obligatorysimpun, don't give up on the Decadynasty just yet. We are now allowed to move our family twice to a different town. That makes a huge difference to the size of your file. If your computer can handle 4 generations, then it should be able to handle a Decadynasty, especially if you disable the memories.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1624 on: February 15, 2013, 07:39:01 PM »
OK, just to verify, I choose a single sim as my founder, and she wants to marry a man with a teen.  Initially (the last time I started this a long time ago) the ruling was no restrictions on who could move in with the founder's spouse. 

However, now I am reading that only the spouse can be move in with the founder but when the heirs move it can be into a house with other children?  Am I interpreting this correctly?

EDIT: The rules state that there are no limitations to moving sims in and out, however the comment that there can't be any stepchildren in the house is where my confusion comes. 

 

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