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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1850 on: July 24, 2013, 08:56:52 PM »
To answer your question about your traitless new household member, you can either save up the LTHP to give him a mid-life crisis and a new set of traits, or if you have University Life, you can spend 6,500 simoleons on a brain-enhancing machine and do some personality programming on him to give him some traits.

If your only tombstones are the small tombstones, then yes, you will need someone else to provide them.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1851 on: July 24, 2013, 09:07:41 PM »
It takes 75,000 lifetime happiness points to get the medium tombstone and 150,000 lifetime happiness points to get the large tombstone.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1852 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42:45 PM »
The small plaque tombstone is that way outdoors, indoors it looks like a grey metal box (the other indoor marker is a white and gold round urn). So unfortunately to echo what the others said, that box/plaque is insufficient for the purposes of the generation.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1853 on: July 26, 2013, 11:32:34 AM »
Thank you all for the help!

I went to the cemetery to see the different tombstones, and if they are lifetime happiness-related then that's it.

Now I have another question for I feel there are two roads for me to follow, is it considered cheating if I save the game with a different name? It is not really  leaving the game without saving, but could be counted as that...
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1854 on: July 26, 2013, 11:48:25 AM »
Not sure why you're talking about a save with a different name, so I'll answer this two ways.
1.  Sometimes, saving with a different name has helped me avoid glitching, but then I delete the previous save.  That is fine and dandy.
2.  If you're thinking of saving a different name, trying something to see if it works, and then going back to the original if things go badly, that would not really be in the spirit of the challenge. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1855 on: July 26, 2013, 11:48:49 AM »
Do you mean using "Save as" instead of "Save" or "Save and Quit"? Save as has never been banned and is recommended from time-to-time to help prevent error 12.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1856 on: July 26, 2013, 11:53:35 AM »
It's perfectly fine to use Save As to make a different save. I almost always use Save As and accumulate gigabytes worth of backups in the process. Just don't use one of the backups to go back just because something unfortunate happened, such as a meteor, fire, burglary, or a gameplay-related mistake that failed your dynasty. Backups are for returning to when bugs hit and little else.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1857 on: July 26, 2013, 01:40:49 PM »
When the heir was a child and both his parents elders, I thought about saving the file in a different name just in case both parents died and I wasn't sure I could keep playing with just one child, I was afraid to get some sort of "game over" notification (LOL), so I could have another game to go back to. I didn't dare to see what could happen, so I asked someone to move in. I was just wondering if I could have done it.

As in saving to avoid problems such as error code 12 and glitches... I've never done it but I've had that error 12 notification before and just deleted that file. Thanks so much for the advise! I should do that more often!
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« Reply #1858 on: July 26, 2013, 05:18:17 PM »
Thank you all for the help!

I went to the cemetery to see the different tombstones, and if they are lifetime happiness-related then that's it.

Now I have another question for I feel there are two roads for me to follow, is it considered cheating if I save the game with a different name? It is not really  leaving the game without saving, but could be counted as that...

When the heir was a child and both his parents elders, I thought about saving the file in a different name just in case both parents died and I wasn't sure I could keep playing with just one child, I was afraid to get some sort of "game over" notification (LOL), so I could have another game to go back to. I didn't dare to see what could happen, so I asked someone to move in. I was just wondering if I could have done it.

As in saving to avoid problems such as error code 12 and glitches... I've never done it but I've had that error 12 notification before and just deleted that file. Thanks so much for the advise! I should do that more often!

You are aware that once the heir is born then the founders or previous heir is not tied down to any age restrictions. This means you could have used any anti aging tricks. In fact founders can use anti aging tricks right from the beginning.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1859 on: July 27, 2013, 05:57:38 AM »
Hello, I've recently restarted this challenge and would like to ask some questions about the new rules and also ask for a bit of advice.  :)

First question: My Gen 1 heir took a trip to Egypt. She booked a 3-day trip but went home after 2 days. Do I count that as the 2 days she actually spent, or the 3 days she booked?

Second question: While in Egypt, I did the allowed adventures. I did only onestep adventures (such as go to tomb X and get me treasure Y.) How does one count multistep adventures (Such as Report to Person X, Get gems for Person X, Search tomb for treasure)? Does each step count as an opportunity, or is it the full chain that counts as an opportunity?

Third question: For Gen 2, I'm weighing my options about careers. In the Private Eye career, do cases count as opportunities? My other option is Singer combined with Guitar, but I'm worried about that since the Guitar challenge is apparently hard and I've never tried supermaxing it. Do the more experienced players around here think it's possible within the confines of this challenge?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1860 on: July 27, 2013, 06:35:19 AM »
Lady Orc, glad you're trying this again.

First question, you only count 2 days. Keep in mind, though, that if you return at 1 am on the 3rd day, that counts as 3 days.

Second question, each step would be considered an opportunity, but you could do as much of the Morcu Corp adventure as you want, you just can count only 3 of them.

Third question, Private eye cases count as black ops. Supermaxing any of the instruments is next to impossible. You can try, but have a back up. My rock star never got any of the ten opportunities needed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1861 on: July 27, 2013, 06:39:01 AM »
Thanks very much, Private Eye it will be then.  :)


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1863 on: July 28, 2013, 06:48:34 AM »
Can the heirs max the skill that none other heir has or will supermax? For example: few careers require athetic skill and I don't want that to be one of my supermax skills. So can multiple heirs master that? And how far can one of the heirs come with the skill that has been supermaxed by the other one? Sorry if this has already been asked, but I'm too lazy to look for it

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1864 on: July 28, 2013, 07:14:06 AM »
hazelnut, I looked over the rules, and there doesn't seem to be any restriction on the Oh my ghost opportunity. But you might want to wait for confirmation from Ricalynn or Metro or ratchie.

butterfly, as long as a skill is not claimed as a supermax, any number of heirs can max it. Just keep track, so that you don't have a Gen 7 heir supermax something that your Gen 1 heir has already maxed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1865 on: July 28, 2013, 10:45:03 AM »
Is Oh My Ghost allowed in the DecaDynasty?
Ghosts are allowed to be become members of the family so I would believe that Oh My Ghost would be allowed in the challenge. 

And how far can one of the heirs come with the skill that has been supermaxed by the other one? Sorry if this has already been asked, but I'm too lazy to look for it
For skills that have been already been supermaxed, or plan on being used as a supermax skill, other heirs can't reach level 10 - so they can only reach level 9. 

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« Reply #1866 on: July 28, 2013, 11:24:33 AM »
hazelnut, I looked over the rules, and there doesn't seem to be any restriction on the Oh my ghost opportunity. But you might want to wait for confirmation from Ricalynn or Metro or ratchie.
Yes, that was also my impression - and I know it's allowed in the Life States (just as well, given how much I used it :). )  I just wanted to make sure that it was OK in DecaDynasties, given that it's banned in Immortal Dynasties.

Ghosts are allowed to be become members of the family so I would believe that Oh My Ghost would be allowed in the challenge. 
I don't think that necessarily follows - there are people using ghosts as spouses in Immortal Dynasties, even though Oh My Ghost isn't allowed, beacuse reanimation rituals and the Philosopher's Stone seem to be OK.  As a non-Supernatural player, I thought I should check.

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« Reply #1867 on: July 28, 2013, 12:21:50 PM »
Yes, that was also my impression - and I know it's allowed in the Life States (just as well, given how much I used it :). )  I just wanted to make sure that it was OK in DecaDynasties, given that it's banned in Immortal Dynasties.
I don't think that necessarily follows - there are people using ghosts as spouses in Immortal Dynasties, even though Oh My Ghost isn't allowed, beacuse reanimation rituals and the Philosopher's Stone seem to be OK.  As a non-Supernatural player, I thought I should check.

I understand where your question comes from.  Each of the dynasties has their particular quirk.  Oh My Ghost is specifically stated as being banned from the Immortal Dynasty.  It is not stated as being banned from the DecaDynasty though, so it would be allowed as long as ghosts are eligible for inclusion in the household. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1868 on: July 31, 2013, 01:22:07 PM »
So, how do I get on the Honor Roll?  My heir child has had an A since Tuesday.  It is now Friday and I have not gotten a message about honor roll.  I have seasons and Thursday was the holiday.  Friday is a snow day.  I forced her to go to school, but she came out at 10am and I can't force her again.  It says school is not in session.  She ages to a teenager on Sunday.  What are my options?  Have I failed already?

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« Reply #1869 on: July 31, 2013, 01:28:19 PM »
With Seasons, you need to tutor the child to get them on the honour roll. To do that, you need someone with level 5 logic. You can't get them onto the honour roll simply by tutoring, you need to spend two full days with an A to get that. So unfortunately, I think you have failed. What I do in my Townie DecaDynasty is set the season length to 10 so you're less likely to have a birthday on a holiday. I also turned off winter and snow so the heir could nearly always go to school.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1870 on: July 31, 2013, 01:33:53 PM »
I see that the investigator jobs count as black ops, but do the arhitectural designer ones count too?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1871 on: July 31, 2013, 01:44:12 PM »
The architectural jobs don't take up an opportunity slot, so no.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1872 on: August 02, 2013, 10:48:30 PM »
You are aware that once the heir is born then the founders or previous heir is not tied down to any age restrictions. This means you could have used any anti aging tricks. In fact founders can use anti aging tricks right from the beginning.

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« Reply #1873 on: August 04, 2013, 08:49:37 PM »
Once my heir/ess is born, is it ok to turn the founder into a merman, and still be able to do diving as a supermax?  The heir won't be a mermaid so I would think this would be ok.  Please let me know.

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« Reply #1874 on: August 04, 2013, 08:54:30 PM »
The founders can max any skill they want, since they're not heirs. So yes, they can.
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