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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #350 on: July 02, 2011, 11:31:44 PM »
BlackOps are purely a term. There is no difference - Only the fact that there is a game call Call of Duty: BlackOps. Also, it's a military term. Metro recently defined this in the Immortal Dynasty thread.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #351 on: July 03, 2011, 12:23:26 AM »
Hi... first up, I think this is a cool dynasty challenge, although I confess to having to read every page of this forum topic to fully understand the rules.

BTW, since this is my first proper attempt at a challenge, what are BlackOps exactly? I get that they refer to Opportunities in careers, school etc., but what makes them BlackOps, as opposed to regular Opportunities?
This is a challenging challenge but it lots of fun! I know from experience!

Adding on to what Seabody said, a BlackOp in this challenge is a normal opportunity. Although, each heir needs to complete 10 different Oportunities that no other heir has completed before they can move.
Example: Sim A has completed the Unclog Pipes opportunity. No other heir can do that opportunity.
Edited to include correct information.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #352 on: July 03, 2011, 01:10:39 AM »
No. No other heirs can do that Opportunity.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #353 on: July 03, 2011, 01:27:45 AM »
I started my Dynasty last night, but I kinda made a slip up... I'd turned 'Aging Off' for a previously loaded game, and assumed it would be automatically re-enabled with a new game, but apparently not; I didn't realize until two days after my first heir was born. I'm going to have to start again, aren't I?  :-[

Yes, you'll have to start again, this time with the proper aging setting.

Adding on to what Seabody said, a BlackOp in this challenge is a normal opportunity. Although, each heir needs to complete 10 different Oportunities that no other heir has completed before they can move.
Example: Sim A has completed the Unclog Pipes opportunity. All the other heirs can do that opportunity but not add it to their BlackOps.
(Metro Man: Correct me if I'm wrong)

This is incorrect.  If an heir does the Unclog Pipes opportunity as one of his BlackOps, no other heirs can do that opportunity at all.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #354 on: July 07, 2011, 06:31:38 PM »
Good question. It's 10 different NPC professions.
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My first heir moved but had multiple repair technicians as friends as I didn't know about this rule. Does this mean I have to restart?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #355 on: July 07, 2011, 06:41:35 PM »
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My first heir moved but had multiple repair technicians as friends as I didn't know about this rule. Does this mean I have to restart?

If the rule was unclear to you then I guess it's partially my bad. Just make sure it's 10 different NPC professions from now on. I'll edit that rule for clarity.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #356 on: July 07, 2011, 06:42:41 PM »
If the rule was unclear to you then I guess it's partially my bad. Just make sure it's 10 different NPC professions from now on. I'll edit that rule for clarity.
Thank you so much!
EDIT: Can you have an heir leave behind 10 spirits from the Ghost Hunter Career? Also if your heir is a gardener, could they leave behind money bags?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #357 on: July 10, 2011, 12:06:24 PM »
Great minds think alike. I too thought of Agnes at first, actually. ;D
Must be because Agnes is in the center of the picture in the first page.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #358 on: July 10, 2011, 12:54:21 PM »
Thank you so much!
EDIT: Can you have an heir leave behind 10 spirits from the Ghost Hunter Career? Also if your heir is a gardener, could they leave behind money bags?

Sorry I missed your edited questions from earlier, Gogo...but the answer to both is yes.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #359 on: July 11, 2011, 08:35:10 AM »
Metro, can you have sims move into the house? As in have your starting pair ask someone to move in. I'm asking as my heir and her husband are elders and they only just had kids and if they'll die and I'll lose control and my decadynasty will end.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #360 on: July 11, 2011, 08:47:27 AM »
Metro, can you have sims move into the house?

Definitely. Please review the following...


Adding to Your Household

3. There are no restrictions to moving Sims in or out of the household, except as stated below:
  • 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.
  • The heir must remain within the household until they have completed the requirements to move.
  • The only items Heirs can move with are Career Rewards and Lifetime Happiness Rewards that they earn themselves. No other objects.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #361 on: July 13, 2011, 10:14:58 AM »
The Townie DecaDynasty



Goal: Start with any pre-made townie family with no children. When the firstborn child (the heir) accomplishes the 10 moving requirements, the whole process begins again in the next townie home. Your DecaDynasty is finished when the 10th heir is in the 10th household and has accomplished all 10 moving requirements.



You said family with no children, does that mean I can play the Wolff household?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #362 on: July 13, 2011, 11:42:04 AM »
You said family with no children, does that mean I can play the Wolff household?

Yep. That's the one I started with.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #363 on: July 13, 2011, 09:06:38 PM »
Since Generations only included a lot in the bin, are we allowed to edit the town to include parks built by Generations? What about upgrading Central Park or Dogwood's Playland to include the Generations included items? (Seesaws, clubhouses, waterslides, hopscotch courts, sandboxes)

"No Children Rule:" Does this include Jenni Jones-Brown, who starts off pregnant the same way Claire Ursine starts off, vs. Mia Rao and Justine Keaton where they had planned pregnancies and are on their third trimester? I really want to use Goodwin and Jenni for mine. (Claire would be disqualified anyways, even if she wasn't pregnant, because she's an adult, not a young adult)


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #364 on: July 13, 2011, 09:12:49 PM »
Since Generations only included a lot in the bin, are we allowed to edit the town to include parks built by Generations? What about upgrading Central Park or Dogwood's Playland to include the Generations included items? (Seesaws, clubhouses, waterslides, hopscotch courts, sandboxes)

"No Children Rule:" Does this include Jenni Jones-Brown, who starts off pregnant the same way Claire Ursine starts off, vs. Mia Rao and Justine Keaton where they had planned pregnancies and are on their third trimester? I really want to use Goodwin and Jenni for mine. (Claire would be disqualified anyways, even if she wasn't pregnant, because she's an adult, not a young adult)


I don't see why Claire would be out anyway. I'm pretty sure you can start with adults.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #365 on: July 13, 2011, 09:36:18 PM »
Jeana, you could play Goodwin and Jenni but you would have to start with the Goode and Bad household where Goodwin lives and marry Jenni in. I'm not sure if you could move her in before she delivers though. Metro?

Claire is out because she's pregnant, if she wasn't she would be fair game.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #366 on: July 13, 2011, 10:12:14 PM »
I've read through all the posts, but this hasn't come up. Can you use the parents of a YA child who has moved out? I'm thinking specifically of Boyd and Susan Wainwright, giving them a change-of-life baby as the heir.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #367 on: July 13, 2011, 10:33:57 PM »
The first named child born into a house is the heir, but heirs must result from Woo Hoo. That's why existing pregnant females are a no go.

I've read through all the posts, but this hasn't come up. Can you use the parents of a YA child who has moved out? I'm thinking specifically of Boyd and Susan Wainwright, giving them a change-of-life baby as the heir.

Susan obviously already gave birth to Blair, so it's iffy. But, I'm going to say yes.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #368 on: July 13, 2011, 10:55:10 PM »
What about changing one Sims Lifetime wish with a Lifetime Reward? How about modifying Central Park or Dogwood's Playland to include the Generations outdoor activities, since there was no added lots in the towns?

EDIT: What if the premade townie has maxed out a Skill? (Hunter Cotteneye from Riverview Maxed out the Fishing Skill)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #369 on: July 14, 2011, 12:02:10 AM »
Flat out, you cannot modify a town through Edit Town mode, except for any instances stated in the ruleset.
The only way to modify Central Park is to buy the lot via your sims and edit it there.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #370 on: July 14, 2011, 12:13:23 AM »

EDIT: What if the premade townie has maxed out a Skill? (Hunter Cotteneye from Riverview Maxed out the Fishing Skill)
Well that wouldn't matter as it's the two townie's child who has to supermax a skill.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #371 on: July 14, 2011, 07:01:25 AM »
Metro, since you're allowing people to move in with vampires in later generations, as long as the vampires move out on day 1...can we start the challenge with a household that contains a vampire as long as we move the vamp out?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #372 on: July 14, 2011, 07:04:25 AM »
Metro, since you're allowing people to move in with vampires in later generations, as long as the vampires move out on day 1...can we start the challenge with a household that contains a vampire as long as we move the vamp out?

Be more specific...tell me what household you had in mind and what you would do.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #373 on: July 14, 2011, 07:07:26 AM »
I was thinking of one of the large groups on Bridgeport, but there is a vampire in there to start.  Everyone is a YA, and I would move out at least the vamp, if not more of the people.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #374 on: July 14, 2011, 07:09:26 AM »
I was thinking of one of the large groups on Bridgeport, but there is a vampire in there to start.  Everyone is a YA, and I would move out at least the vamp, if not more of the people.

Yep. I guess that's fine. As long as your starting house is vamp free.

 

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