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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #600 on: October 01, 2011, 07:24:02 PM »
I did go back to my previous save (the morning of that same day), emptied his inventory, got him married again and moved once again to the new lot. I would not want to quit the challenge, because of my bad memory. But if you say I failed, so be it.


How Tipi. Welcome to the forum. Yeah, sorry, but strictly speaking, I really can't allow you to go back just because you "forgot." I know that stinks, but rules are rules. I'm quite lenient when it comes to technical glitches, but your situation is different. Sorry. :( And needless to say, you're welcome to continue as is, it just means you won't earn a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #601 on: October 01, 2011, 11:21:26 PM »
Thanks - I fully understand your point of view. If it had not felt a bit like cheating to me, I would never have thought of asking about it here.  :) 

Would it be possible to continue with my original save, if there was a way of getting rid of the fish in the inventory somehow? Or is the inventory thing such a great miss, that I have blown my chances with this attempt of the challenge completely? I could 'stock pond' - but what to do if there were some fish left... I wish it would be possible to give a gift (like in Sims2) to the original household.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #602 on: October 01, 2011, 11:30:07 PM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #603 on: October 01, 2011, 11:48:02 PM »
Thanks Seabody!

I probably should have mentioned that I'm playing with just the base game and Ambitions. This makes the challenge so hard. Like it really is difficult to find enough NPCs to befriend. With my setup, there are only 11 NPCs you can have as a friends - maid, repo, repair tech, baby sitter, social worker, pizza guy, burglar, police, firefighter, mail and newspaper deliverers - or am I such a newbie, that I just don't know all the possibilities?

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« Reply #604 on: October 02, 2011, 07:33:04 AM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #605 on: October 02, 2011, 08:16:19 AM »
Would it be possible to continue with my original save, if there was a way of getting rid of the fish in the inventory somehow? Or is the inventory thing such a great miss, that I have blown my chances with this attempt of the challenge completely? I could 'stock pond' - but what to do if there were some fish left... I wish it would be possible to give a gift (like in Sims2) to the original household.

I don't see that this could be done.  The items have to be gone from inventory before the move happens, so disposing of them after the move doesn't count.  At this point, your only options are to continue "unofficially" and forfeit a spot in the Hall of Fame or start over with a new game file.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #606 on: October 03, 2011, 03:41:50 PM »
Thanks Pam. I have never had the ambition to make it to the Hall of Fame. I'm sure I never get even close to gen 10 in the challenge. It's just me wanting to do everything 'by the book' (I'm notorious of that at work, too). For now I'll see this first attempt as a rehearsal (though I'm sure I'll come back to the family cause I really like them) to a new attempt. In fact, I have already started a new DecaDynasty in Sunset Valley with Connor Frio and Madison VanWatson (I adore her). The first heir is a child now. I'll have to remember to edit my spread sheet to include a mention of emptying the inventory, though.

And thanks Ratchie for the list. I've never even heard of a science geek and a magician in Sims 3. And I thought the tattoo artist was a townie like the stylist is. But how do you befriend a ghost or the grimmie? In my game you cannot talk to the ghosts in the graveyard. And although Shamus Drudge chatted with the grimmie after giving him the death flower, the grim reaper did not show up in the friendship panel.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #607 on: October 04, 2011, 09:55:14 PM »
Where can I find a magician?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #608 on: October 04, 2011, 09:59:00 PM »
Where can I find a magician?
If you stay at central park long enough (sunset valley is assumed) then he should show up sometime. I've never seen him though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #609 on: October 04, 2011, 11:14:50 PM »
If you stay at central park long enough (sunset valley is assumed) then he should show up sometime. I've never seen him though.

I've never seen him either. Does he come with an expansion or something? I'd never even heard of a magician until I read the rules for this.

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« Reply #610 on: October 05, 2011, 12:33:57 AM »
I've never seen him either. Does he come with an expansion or something? I'd never even heard of a magician until I read the rules for this.
I think I read about it vaguely somewhere else on the forum. I'm thinking that the magician is super rare.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #611 on: October 05, 2011, 12:35:34 AM »
The magician was intended to be an NPC for the game, but was pulled at the last minute. (S)he appears at Central Park - warning though, (s)he can teleport away! (vanish)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #612 on: October 05, 2011, 01:39:49 AM »
The magician has been around since the base game.  I've never seen one outside of Central Park, though.  I'm not even sure I've seen one in a town other than Sunset Valley.  When you do see one, act fast because, as Seabody said, they will disappear in the blink of an eye.  The costume is a tails tuxedo and a top hat.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #613 on: October 05, 2011, 03:06:52 AM »
I would also recommend that you do not go NPC hunting until your heir is older. If you look for people for the best friend and NPC requirement too early there is a chance that most of them will die before your heir reaches adulthood.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #614 on: October 05, 2011, 09:41:59 AM »
The magician has been around since the base game.  I've never seen one outside of Central Park, though.  I'm not even sure I've seen one in a town other than Sunset Valley.  When you do see one, act fast because, as Seabody said, they will disappear in the blink of an eye.  The costume is a tails tuxedo and a top hat.

I play my Dynasty in Twinbrook and have seen the magician in the central park there one or twice. Riverview might be more difficult, I don't think it has an actual central park.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #615 on: October 05, 2011, 09:46:40 AM »
I think I've seen magicians on the island in the center of Riverview.  What I mean is, I can't remember which "park" it was but they were there.  I also know that Juxtaposition has seen 3 magicians in Bridgeport with her Dynasty.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #616 on: October 05, 2011, 10:15:54 AM »
I play my Dynasty in Twinbrook and have seen the magician in the central park there one or twice. Riverview might be more difficult, I don't think it has an actual central park.

I think the most popular park in Riverview is the one in front of the theater.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #617 on: October 05, 2011, 07:49:18 PM »
I have a question for later when I might try this.
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Does that mean that I can play as a household such as the working friends household?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #618 on: October 05, 2011, 08:53:24 PM »
I have a question for later when I might try this.Does that mean that I can play as a household such as the working friends household?

Yep. There's no children in that one.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #619 on: October 07, 2011, 04:16:02 PM »
Time for some hair-splitting questions :-)
 
I'm currently playing the 1st generation in Decadynasty. The heir is toddler right now, so I'm slightly anticipating. The starting townie is Constance Shelley from Riverview and she is a writer. I've decided that the first collection will be made of books written by her. When I read the rule:
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I understand that I will have to leave 10 books, no more, no less. Let's say that, on the day the heir is ready to do the move to the spouse's house, Constance has written 30 books. I choose the 10 most valuable ones, write down their values in the spreadsheet and sell the 20 other ones. Am I right?
 
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Metro say you left paintings as your Unique Items for Generation 1 can another Generation leave Paintings behind but not count them? Just because they don't want to take them with them to their new house?
If you check the wording of the rule, samo, you'll note the rule says you can only leave behind 10 items. No more.
 
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EDIT: Wait, scratch that. I think this came up before, and my clarification for someone else was that the 10 items are strictly interpreted for the moving requirement. IN other words, your generation 1 could not leave 11 paintings, only 10. So, another generation would need to leave 10 non paintings for the moving requirement. But, I suppose if you'd want to leave other stuff, that would be up to you.

 
Let's say that someone has planted various things in Constance's garden, can I leave those plants there or do I have to delete them before the heir moves?
Can I leave the harvested produce in her fridge or do I have to discard it too?
What about skill certificates, graduation certificates, wedding presents? Can I leave them in her house or to I have to delete them?
 
I have understood what the heir can take to the new house (heir's own career rewards and own LTH rewards), I'm just wondering about what can be left behind and how much "house cleaning" I'll have to do.
 
As a side question, couldn't skill certificates be counted as an additional category for this 10 objects moving requirement?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #620 on: October 07, 2011, 04:32:52 PM »
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Those are really good questions. In my first townie home, I just left 10 paintings, since that was an easy one. But now I'm doing novels as well, and one of my household members has a little garden. I don't think you'd need to sell the extra books, and according to Metro's edit, we shouldn't have to delete the plants either. I actually plan on finding my most expensive novel and ordering it 10 times the day before my heir moves, since the collection items don't all have to be different, and novels depreciate over time.

Also, that'd be a really good idea about skill certificates, but don't they depreciate in value too?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #621 on: October 07, 2011, 04:41:56 PM »
Yes, the certificates depreciate too.

I actually plan on finding my most expensive novel and ordering it 10 times the day before my heir moves, since the collection items don't all have to be different, and novels depreciate over time.

This is a clever idea  ;). But I've decided I wanted to have some variety in my collections, too bad for any potential hall of fame score, if I ever succeed to get there. So, no 10 times the same object for me, even for death fish. Or Tiberium spires, ouch!
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #622 on: October 07, 2011, 05:33:24 PM »
It's not necessary to "clean house" before you move.  The requirements for moving are that you leave the 10 special items and only take certain items with you.  The rest of it can be left alone.  As long as you only tally up the value of the 10 special items for your score, nothing else in the house matters as long as you don't take it with you.
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« Reply #623 on: October 07, 2011, 06:06:02 PM »
It's not necessary to "clean house" before you move.  The requirements for moving are that you leave the 10 special items and only take certain items with you.  The rest of it can be left alone.  As long as you only tally up the value of the 10 special items for your score, nothing else in the house matters as long as you don't take it with you.

That's what I thought, too. Good to know I'm still okay then!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #624 on: October 07, 2011, 07:42:53 PM »
I added skill certificates to the list of collection examples. Good suggestion.