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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1650 on: March 07, 2013, 11:59:10 PM »
OK, Thank you so much Rica, just a couple last questions, do I have to immediately move towns after he moves, or can I run to the previous house and empty the chest first, this generation was an alchemist and I spent a ton of time searching out ingredients for potions, plus I have two unused lamps and a moodlet manager he didn't buy that I really don't want to lose... when he does move, can I wait at least a day to see if aging is fixed, amd if it isn't and I can't grab the stuff can I go one more generation keeping track of age then move towns?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1651 on: March 08, 2013, 12:02:20 AM »
OK, Thank you so much Rica, just a couple last questions, do I have to immediately move towns after he moves, or can I run to the previous house and empty the chest first, this generation was an alchemist and I spent a ton of time searching out ingredients for potions, plus I have two unused lamps and a moodlet manager he didn't buy that I really don't want to lose... when he does move, can I wait at least a day to see if aging is fixed, amd if it isn't and I can't grab the stuff can I go one more generation keeping track of age then move towns?

Go ahead and wait a day or two to see if the aging is fixed if not - you have to move because every day you spend in the old town counts against your 10 days to bring in the new generation.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1652 on: March 08, 2013, 12:09:53 AM »
Ok wait a day or two, if it's not fixed move, can I grab from the chest during that time, wait items won't move with them will they. So I guess I'll move if its not fixed, Thanks for your help!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1653 on: March 08, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »
We cannot have Vampire/Genie/Werewolf/Fairy as household member but we can extend their life through other means?  Says non-heir have no life-extending restrictions, so am I correct to assume I can extend any townies life?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1654 on: March 08, 2013, 07:03:28 PM »
We cannot have Vampire/Genie/Werewolf/Fairy as household member but we can extend their life through other means?  Says non-heir have no life-extending restrictions, so am I correct to assume I can extend any townies life?

It's not banned then it's allowed.   Yes you can extend the life of townies.  You can extend the life of former heirs.  You can extend the life of spares.   You can extend the life of founders and spouses.  Just not an active heir.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1655 on: March 10, 2013, 02:04:31 PM »
Use of a dresser is now allowed on days other than birthdays.   However(!), it is recommended that you check a Sim's age and write it down before sending them to make sure that you don't get the real bug instead of just the temporary one.  If you do get a real bug, you have to contact the team immediately - have it written down what the Sim's age was so we can help you figure out how to proceed.  Double check that it's the real thing by saving, exiting the game and then reloading it. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1656 on: March 12, 2013, 09:11:19 AM »
University Life Content Update:

Can I go to University?
-- Yes.   As far as the challenge team is concerned, think of going to university in the same sphere as going on vacation.   They use the exact same rules.  For the Townie DecaDynasty, this means that the vacation time available to each generation can be used to go to China or it can be used to get a degree from University.   So 10 days per generation can be spent away from home.  Where you choose to use those 10 days is your strategy.

Can Social Group opportunities, Dares or Day Jobs be used for BlackOps?
-- Yes but they are under the same restrictions as Adventures from WA.   You are only allowed to use 3 per heir in any combination of adventure, social group, day job or dare.  So you could choose to use 1 dare, 1 day job and 1 adventure or 2 adventures and 1 social group opp. 

Can I use the skills that came with University Life as supermaxes?
-- Yes.  There are no restrictions regarding the three new skills that came with University Life.  Science, Street Art and Social Networking are all acceptable supermaxes.   Just remember that it is unknown at the time of this post how many opportunities are available for these specific skills. 

Do the new Barista Bartenders and Professors count for the NPC requirement?
-- Barista Bartenders do but Professors can live in town so they don't count.  As a bonus, university mascots are also an available NPC for the list.

Can any of the new items be used as collections?
-- Yes - two new collectibles are being added to the rules.   Street Art and Scientific Samples are being added to the list of possibilities that can be left behind in a house. 

Am I allowed to use one of the new Social Group careers as my unique career?
-- Yes.  All three of the new careers are available but be aware that even though the Game Developer has two branches for part of the way through it's progress but in the end it's the same career so it only counts as one career instead of two. 

Are PlantSims allowed? 
-- Yes with restrictions.  A spare or housemate can be a PlantSim at anytime.  An heir and their mate can only become a plantSim after the next generation has been born.  A PlantSim can never be harvested as an heir due to the break in the bloodline and lack of genetics involved in PlantSims.   An heir is not allowed to harvest a forbidden fruit prior to the birth of the next generation as this will make the PlantSim the first born and that goes against the rules.

Any other restrictions?
-- Not at this time.  Enjoy the new careers, herbs, smart phones and parties.  Should you learn anything that would be against the spirit of the challenge please make sure to tell us.

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The following change/restriction is now in place for dynasties from the moment of this post moving forward. 

The following lots are the only lots allowed to be placed from a vacation world into a homeworld:  Phoenix Martial Arts Academy,  The Scholar's Garden,  Champ Les Sims Nectary, Keith's Komics, B's Bowlarama, The Grotto and Roasted Toasted Beans Coffee Shop. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1657 on: March 12, 2013, 09:15:04 AM »
Forgot to mention -   Roommates are allowed but they take up a slot in the maximum amount of Sims allowed into a household which makes them a household member.  Therefore if you invite someone to be a roommate, they follow the same restrictions as all other previous household members. 


Dynasty players after today are allowed a one time chance to go into Edit Town and place the new lots that have been allowed.  If you have installed University Life and played your dynasty since that installation, you have forfeit your chance to place these lots.  If you placed them without permission, you have lost your HOF status.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1658 on: March 12, 2013, 11:06:34 AM »
Does spacerocks and gems count as one category (collecting) ?  Wondering if i could leave gems in one house, then leave spacerocks in another house for the 10 items requirements.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1659 on: March 12, 2013, 11:11:28 AM »
Spacerocks and gems are separate collections.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1660 on: March 12, 2013, 06:14:44 PM »
Rica,

Many thanks to you, Metro and Rachel for figuring out the new rules involving University Life so quickly!

Regarding roommates -- when you say they must follow the same restrictions as other household members, does that mean they have to be moved out if they become vampires, etc? Or does it mean your decadynasty fails?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1661 on: March 12, 2013, 06:17:07 PM »
Rica,

Many thanks to you, Metro and Rachel for figuring out the new rules involving University Life so quickly!

Regarding roommates -- when you say they must follow the same restrictions as other household members, does that mean they have to be moved out if they become vampires, etc? Or does it mean your decadynasty fails?

While you have no control over them if they get hit by story progression, you can always throw a cure at them.   If they become a part of your household due to the other bugs, their supernatural state could cause you problems.   But the restrictions they are really held against is that roommate is the roommate of only one house.  A roommate can never be a part of another household for the remainder of the dynasty.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1662 on: March 12, 2013, 06:58:33 PM »
Rica, when I moved towns I moved with a sim that was already pregnant, now she's been in labour for at least two days, she can't seem to have the child what do I do?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1663 on: March 12, 2013, 06:59:35 PM »
Rica, when I moved towns I moved with a sim that was already pregnant, now she's been in labour for at least two days, she can't seem to have the child what do I do?

Have you reset her?  Had she done the flip before you moved ?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1664 on: March 12, 2013, 07:02:11 PM »
I tried the reset sim thing and it didn't work, and what's 'the flip'?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1665 on: March 12, 2013, 07:03:06 PM »
The flip is that moment when she stops everything to gain the pregnancy moodlet and does a twirl if she doesn't have pregnancy compatible clothing.

Clear out your caches and restart the game.   You may need to go to a save prior to her pregnancy.   
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1666 on: March 12, 2013, 07:05:27 PM »
Sort of, she gets the little action in the corner that says she's having the baby where it shows a blue pacifier, it like flashes in the corner then stops, her sister who got pregnant before her has had the baby and its already a day away form aging up, so I'm thinking its cause there isn't a dad for her baby.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1667 on: March 12, 2013, 07:06:36 PM »
Sort of, she gets the little action in the corner that says she's having the baby where it shows a blue pacifier, it like flashes in the corner then stops, her sister who got pregnant before her has had the baby and its already a day away form aging up, so I'm thinking its cause there isn't a dad for her baby.

Whoa wait.. Why isn't there a dad for her baby?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1668 on: March 12, 2013, 07:09:51 PM »
There is but he was the heirs brother so when they moved towns they couldn't bring the brother with them so I'm thinking the game is having a problem with the fact that there's no dad in this new town because her sister who's husbands with them had no problems having a baby even though she was pregnant before they moved.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1669 on: March 12, 2013, 07:11:46 PM »
There is but he was the heirs brother so when they moved towns they couldn't bring the brother with them so I'm thinking the game is having a problem with the fact that there's no dad in this new town because her sister who's husbands with them had no problems having a baby even though she was pregnant before they moved.

Yeah you shouldn't have gotten her pregnant before you switched towns.  Actually you weren't supposed to get anyone pregnant before switching towns.  Go back to your last save in the old town, resave the family without any pregnant women and bring them to the new town.  If you don't want to split up the heir's brother's family, have her marry him and move back into the old heir's house so that she's not in the household.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1670 on: March 12, 2013, 07:12:16 PM »
Ok then I'll do that thank you, sorry since it wasn't explicitly stated as against the rules I thought it was ok, I should have asked

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1671 on: March 13, 2013, 08:55:15 AM »
Ok then I'll do that thank you, sorry since it wasn't explicitly stated as against the rules I thought it was ok, I should have asked

Actually the rules state that as soon as you change households, if you're going to move towns you have to do it immediately.  You got extra time to see if it would fix your aging issue and it didn't so you had to move as soon as you were certain. 

Moving a house immediately to me means that you have no time to do anything prior to the move other than kick out supernaturals that needed to be removed.


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1672 on: March 17, 2013, 10:08:39 AM »
Question regarding moving household to new town.  When I save household to library, do I --

a) save the household - start new game in new town - then plop household in an empty house

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b) save the household with house - start new game in new town - plop the entire thing in an empty lot

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1673 on: March 17, 2013, 10:36:09 AM »
Question regarding moving household to new town.  When I save household to library, do I --

a) save the household - start new game in new town - then plop household in an empty house


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1674 on: March 17, 2013, 11:32:39 PM »
Regarding the NPC friend requirement, do male/female dancers count as one or two types of NPC?

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