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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #175 on: August 23, 2010, 06:10:27 PM »
Gnome captivity!  :-[

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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #176 on: August 23, 2010, 06:12:50 PM »
Usually about 8pm, I start hearing that all to familiar "poof" sound and start looking around to see where the little guys are now.  So far, mine have not stopped moving and sometimes, one gnome will move twice in one night and I read where they only move once a night.  I guess mine don't know the rules, lol.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #177 on: August 24, 2010, 12:41:29 PM »
I have never had a gnome run out of 'static', they always move at least once a day around 1 o'clock in the morning.
As for the picture of the gnomes, How!? I have Never had an Egyptian gnome lie down or a French one lie down. Can you remember what they were on/looking at when they were in those poses?
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #178 on: August 24, 2010, 09:25:50 PM »
That nectar looks really good.



Put em up, put em up..oh wait, your a tree.  I need glasses.



I know those grapes on here somewhere.



Not quite sure what the fascination is with wine and gardens, but it is funny to see.


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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #179 on: August 25, 2010, 05:42:16 AM »
Ha ha, soo funny!  :D
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #180 on: August 25, 2010, 08:51:17 AM »
As for the picture of the gnomes, How!? I have Never had an Egyptian gnome lie down or a French one lie down. Can you remember what they were on/looking at when they were in those poses?

I guess you were asking me?  Sorry, no idea how or when they happened.

That household has a large cellar complex, with separate display rooms for each country.  I just used that room [without a door] in the hopes of keeping the gnomes in one place ... as if!!  Whenever they wander, I just pick them up and put them back.  Eventually I just ended up with the ones you refer to.

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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #181 on: August 25, 2010, 08:57:40 AM »
The Badman Clan: AKA The Character Gnomes!  :D



Normal Gnomes: Harry, Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore.
Inventor Gnomes: Creep #1 and Creep #2.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #182 on: August 25, 2010, 12:35:45 PM »
I have a theory that since 1) I have never had a gnome run out of charges before and 2) I have never seen those poses before (Don't forget I use gnomes ALOT) that when a gnome runs out of charges they get stuck in that sort of position. I.e. the dead mummy, lying down Frenchman. Is that really far-fetched?
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #183 on: August 25, 2010, 04:47:58 PM »
I went back to a game that I played before Ambitions came out and they have like 13 gnomes and of course, now they don't move.  I had read, if you kick them and stand them back up, they will move again.  Wrong, lol.  There was one in my sims inventory and then he got another one when he put some gems on the display shelf, but those are the only two that move.  I will post a picture of the gnome I could not find and finally found him.  He was hiding in the ingots and admiring them. Too cute. :)
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #184 on: August 25, 2010, 05:01:19 PM »
I went back to a game that I played before Ambitions came out and they have like 13 gnomes and of course, now they don't move.  I had read, if you kick them and stand them back up, they will move again.  Wrong, lol. 

I too had gnomes that did not move from a pre-Ambitions game.  I tried putting them in my inventory, tried moving them to a different place on the lot, tried kicking them and tried standing them up.  Finally I just gave up and placed them in the corners of the garden to act like sentries.   :(

I then acquired several new gnomes from Ambitions that moved all over the place.  One day, after several sim weeks went by, I noticed that two of my pre-Ambitions gnomes were missing from the corners.  I paused the game and went looking for them.  Finally found one of them deep in the basement and another under a flame fruit plant.  For some reason they started moving again.  :o  Don't know if the new gnomes told them what to do or ??   ???
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #185 on: August 25, 2010, 05:03:23 PM »
The Badman Clan: AKA The Character Gnomes!  :D



Normal Gnomes: Harry, Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #186 on: August 25, 2010, 05:04:45 PM »
That is too funny, was thinking the same thing.  I had mine in the garden too, now I have them altogether to see if they might move again.  Who knows.
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« Reply #187 on: August 25, 2010, 05:31:15 PM »

Here is the gnome I could not find, it took me two sim days.  I guess he likes ingots too. 

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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #188 on: August 25, 2010, 05:34:21 PM »
Who wouldn't be fascinated by gold bars lying on a table like it's a normal place to store them?
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« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2010, 05:35:47 PM »
LOL true, true.  I don't trust these little guys.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #190 on: August 25, 2010, 05:46:10 PM »
I wouldn't trust them and they wouldn't trust me, just threaten to snap their fishing rods and they will cower before you!
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #191 on: August 26, 2010, 12:50:41 PM »
A few pics of objects some gnomes like and others don't...









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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #192 on: August 26, 2010, 02:30:33 PM »
That is awesome Pielord! I really need to play with gnomes more often. My Collector Challenge Sim had a couple but, other than that, I don't normally have any.

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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #193 on: August 26, 2010, 03:58:22 PM »
That is too funny, was thinking the same thing.  I had mine in the garden too, now I have them altogether to see if they might move again.  Who knows.

By the next morning they were all gone...  :D
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« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2010, 05:17:48 PM »
By the next morning they were all gone...  :D

My inventor gnome was perched on the work station that he was made on.  Then he disappeared.  I figured he had gone to gnomeville or something but no, just the garden.  So I kept watching.  My Simmie would go do gardening and find the gnome in her path and cuss him out.  It was too funny.  He just ignored her of course and focused on which plant he was going to snag next.  I really think he's been casing the garden for produce to bring back to his buddies because every time he's around a certain plant it goes barren.  Now I know that's a natural phenomena, but not after it just newly came to harvest mode!  I go to harvest and it's empty and dead and he definitely looks pleased with himself.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #195 on: September 18, 2010, 01:45:24 AM »

It feels good to have my gnome's stamp of approval upon the new zen bathroom I built.



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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #196 on: September 18, 2010, 01:55:32 AM »
I just finished playing an inventor Sim, I really wish I had taken a picture of this, for some reason it never occurred to me to take a picture.

I would send my Sim to the junkyard to salvage so he had many nice things to blow up on his property.  Almost every single time he was about to blow something up, ta da, a gnome would show up on a salvaged table next to the item that was getting destroyed.  Thankfully it was never a big explosion so the remaining pieces were untouched and the gnome safe & sound.  But my gnome had a death wish. A lot of death wishes.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #197 on: September 18, 2010, 02:07:29 AM »
I just finished playing an inventor Sim, I really wish I had taken a picture of this, for some reason it never occurred to me to take a picture.

I would send my Sim to the junkyard to salvage so he had many nice things to blow up on his property.  Almost every single time he was about to blow something up, ta da, a gnome would show up on a salvaged table next to the item that was getting destroyed.  Thankfully it was never a big explosion so the remaining pieces were untouched and the gnome safe & sound.  But my gnome had a death wish. A lot of death wishes.

Do you realize you can make tons of money off those salvaged items? With that money you could buy a zillion times as much scrap. Just collect the items on your lawn, call the repairman, and s/he'll stand there for minutes or hours, apparently doing nothing...then s/he leaves, collects $50 and you have all new items to sell.
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Re: Magic/Mysterious Gnomes: How Many
« Reply #198 on: September 18, 2010, 02:09:32 AM »
I found a $300 table and a $500 tv once, not a bad profit for a day!
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« Reply #199 on: September 18, 2010, 02:11:45 AM »
You can make tens of thousands in a day from salvage and collecting rocks on the lot, if you're lucky. One really good thing to grab is the fortune cookie maker. You'll recognize it by the sparks it gives off. It's worth 2-3K I think.
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