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Old 1st Jan 2018, 6:24 PM #3051
Lisrouge
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Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 96


[email protected], I got Civ V and now I understand the tree you use. XD The game is also addicting. lol

Check out my ToT neighborhood Tiempo Pasa. Last updated: November 8, 2016
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 9:10 PM #3052
iireke7
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 49


Finished another round! First gen 7 babies were born, both on the same day but different families
And 28 unmarried adult women. I think I'll have to build a retirement home soon when they turn into elders without getting married :D
Old 13th Jan 2018, 11:12 AM #3053
taliahneth
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 89


@iireke7 - Gen7?! Are you serious?! That's crazy! And did I just see something about 240 something sims? You definitely crazy. Somebody give this simmer an award , chop chop! Congratulations. Mega awesome (enviously wondering what Gen7 looks like...)

@oboesapien - I've just read your backstory and now everyone wave bye bye to my simmies who I just tossed out the window - restart baby, here I come again! (she's kidding, she just restarted.....) I'm totally not kidding (she's totally kidding).

Oh yeah btw, HI , me again, back again... nobody here knows me do they? I mean, just call me Newbie #2.

I'm always around, I'm a total lurker - who said they check in here ten times a day? was that you iireke7? High five!

I seriously restarted, and for the first time in my history of playing the sims I had a miscarriage before a single baby was born I don't even know... (it was totally her fault she is a tyrannical god-hand to her sims)

I'm not even gonna say it. Peace out all.

taliah~ (is back, peaches)
Old 15th Jan 2018, 2:34 PM #3054
iireke7
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 49


@taliahneth - Yup! Right now it's up to 280 sims. But I'm pretty sure that when the Dark Ages hit, the number will go down really fast, because my sims get sick a lot.
How did you get a miscarriage? Do you have a mod or something? That would be interesting to use.

I'm getting a new PC soon, so I 'might' get Sims 4 and I don't know how actively I will be doing the ToT challenge, but I'm not going to uninstall Sims 2. I reallt love this challenge and I'm deteremined to finish it one day :D
Old 16th Jan 2018, 1:08 AM #3055
taliahneth
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@iireke7 - I do! I have ACR & Inteenimater and I've had them so long I don't even remember what it was like to play without them... ? Oh my goodness. Congrats on the new PC. Sims 4 is amazing (yet somehow I still keep coming back to sims2?)

I just finished Round 1 YAY! I have 5 girls and 2 very lucky boys.... It's been a while since I've played a traditional Neanderthal Era (now we know why she changed it up so much) anyhoo~ Tots next round booyeah lets do this~

taliah~
Old 18th Jan 2018, 4:30 PM #3056
LuckyFreckle
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 5


This challenge looks interesting!
Old 19th Jan 2018, 3:47 PM #3057
iireke7
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@LuckyFreckle Yees! Start it! Mwuahaha It actually is a lot of fun. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on it though
Feel free to modify the rules how you see fit. I think most of us here have made some changes to suit each person's playing style. There are no points, so nobody can win, so it doesn't really matter if you change a few things here and there
Old 25th Jan 2018, 5:09 PM #3058
LuckyFreckle
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iireke7
@LuckyFreckle Yees! Start it! Mwuahaha It actually is a lot of fun. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on it though
Feel free to modify the rules how you see fit. I think most of us here have made some changes to suit each person's playing style. There are no points, so nobody can win, so it doesn't really matter if you change a few things here and there


I am currently doing the decades challenge right now, but I'll be looking into this one next! I love historical type challenges!
Old 2nd Feb 2018, 9:40 PM #3059
YukiShine
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 179


I had to take another break, just when I'd recovered my old ToT hood. But well, sometimes real life happens, what can you do...
So I haven't made much progress since I last wrote here. Still Roman, ruled by Gen 2, Gen 3 slowly taking over, Gen 4 watching carefully. I love this challenge and my hood. There is so much going on! (Btw I'm playing with InTeen, ACR and some small adaptions here and there. For example, I have a tax system and women can die at childbirth. Also, since the historical Roman Empire was very much about expansion and globalization, my sims can occasionally marry townies and some teens can go to university, if it fits the story.)

My first Roman Emperor is actually pretty weak as a ruler. He does have money though, which he uses for the town development. Also, the influential Gen 2 sims tend to like him. However, if any of the patricians really wanted to overthrow him, I doubt he could keep his place. Luckily, the patricians seem to be quite happy with their places in life.
But now Gen 3 is preparing to take over. The Emperor's firstborn son has been prepared for leadership his whole life. He is extremely well educated, he has built connections to the important families and now he is about to marry an equally - if not more so - ambitious girl. I'm so looking forward to those two. I wonder if they will take the crown soon, or wait until they actually inherit it.

There has been a scandal in one of the patrician households, when the senator discovered his wife's affair with one of the slaves. The slave has been executed afterwards.

The plebians are struggling to keep their shops and families alive. They seem to be hit the hardest by the tax system. I suppose the next emperor might want to adjust that somehow.

One of my absolute favorite households does not actually fit in any of the categories anymore, though. Right now, it's made of a slave(?) who no one dares to treat like one anymore, so he might as well officially be considered a plebian. Half the town is in love with him, but somehow he managed to avoid any scandals or fights. His one true love and companion is a plebian wizard. A pretty good one, too. So, honestly, with one of them being everyone's darling and with the other one a wizard, who could ever force them into the system? No one really wants to get on their bad side. At this point of time, they are raising two kids, one of them an illegitimate descendant of a patrician family, the other an alien offspring. And that's more or less just the top of the iceberg, of course.
Seriously, so. much. story. I'm having fun. :D

Oh, and btw, it seems my graphic card cant handle the game. Can you believe it? It's 2018! It's just TS2! Goodness...
Old 2nd Feb 2018, 10:37 PM #3060
YukiShine
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Also, I'll be changing the duration of the eras. The generations have increasing age differences within, inter-generational marriages will increase, too. So soon it's going to be a nightmare to keep track of each sim's generation number.

For the Roman age, I want to see at least three different emperors. The next transition can only take place if everyone born in stone age has died. I suppose that will more or less be the same duration as in the official challenge rules, but it makes things easier for me.
Old 8th Feb 2018, 2:35 AM #3061
Frogsnack
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I love that some of you have reached Gen 7 That's amazing!! I've been a cheater and have been playing a different challenge for a while, I'd love to do both at the same time but the age limits are severely different and I hate switching back and forth! I wonder if there are any good mods to preserve the age settings between saves?

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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 2:03 AM #3062
ToriOlivia
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Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 34


Hi everyone! I took a break from my challenge to focus on work and personal life, but I've decided to start play again and I also want to try the challenge in Sims 3 just for fun.

@Frogsnack Since you're the only one I know who has tried this challenge in Sims 3 I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions and tips on how to set up Nraas' Story Progression mod/using the caste system to help maintain other sims while I'm not playing their lot? Also how did you deal with rotations? If anyone else has some ideas, free feel to let me know I'd really appreciate it! I plan on posting more Let's Plays of my current ToT in Sims 2 I just need to fix my recording setup and get a proper microphone. I was so pumped to reach the Roman Era then once I finally got there I stopped playing LOL!
Old 23rd Feb 2018, 8:13 AM #3063
Frogsnack
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ToriOlivia
Hi everyone! I took a break from my challenge to focus on work and personal life, but I've decided to start play again and I also want to try the challenge in Sims 3 just for fun.

@Frogsnack Since you're the only one I know who has tried this challenge in Sims 3 I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions and tips on how to set up Nraas' Story Progression mod/using the caste system to help maintain other sims while I'm not playing their lot? Also how did you deal with rotations?


Thanks for tagging me so I could pop over here! I may be able to share my story progression settings, as I recall it's an actual saved file and if you move it to your game you should be able to use the 'import' option under Nraas>Story Progression> General. As I recall I have 3-4 versions because I adjusted it slowly over time, but there are well over 100 things I changed so i don't recall them all. Most notably I set the castes up and made the wealthier sims cheat more and not be able to marry certain castes and possibly have arranged marriages, each caste has certain lifetime rewards (slaves all have fertility treatment and emperors are all above reproach etc). Slaves can't own rental property etc. One of the more recent updates I made allowed teen marriage so I had more sims to choose from too. NRAAS has a FAQ on setting up the neighborhood for TS2 style aging (I think it was also a caste thing, where the active family caste ages and the inactive family does not, it was actually kind of simple). Assigning castes was more difficult, I think I manually clicked on each house and assigned it that way, but sims are set to be born into their father's caste and I have to manually remove the household caste from a slave sim as they'll show up as both slave and plebeian, for example. But castes are a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to one day getting to the Viking era and making them all loners, or mean spirited or something :P

Rotations happen every Sunday between 6-9 am, I finish up what that family was doing and move on to the next one. One of the hardest things to keep track of for me is the slaves that are moved to work in their master's lots, sometimes family ties fall off so you want to keep an eye on that. I also eventually used register to remove immigration which helped control new NPCs showing up, now it draws only from town population, and pets is still nuked but I allow some sims to have them and strays aren't allowed because of the lag. Also (and this is a big one) be careful about the world you choose to play in. Starlight Shores and Isla Paradiso for example are known to be glitchy as hell and won't last far into gen 2. I recommend playing an early launch neighborhood like Riverview or Twinbrook or a smaller one like Sunlit tides. and there's an option to nuke Imaginary Friends but I haven't set that yet- they can also glitch a town).

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Old 24th Feb 2018, 12:30 AM #3064
ToriOlivia
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Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 34


@Frogsnack Thanks so much for replying so quickly! If you don't mind uploading, I love to check out your SP settings in game. So far I've picked my world-Cottonwood Hills which is an empty version of Sunset Valley. I plan on adding community lots appropriate for the different eras as I move through generations. I've created my five families and played almost a sim week with one family as of now. I decided to go with TS2 aging which was easy to set up. My Neanderthals will have a fairly short life span because honestly I'd like to get through the first era as fast as possible, I have it set to 75 sim days. Weekly rotation seemed like the easiest to keep track of so I'll stick to that as well.
I've disabled break ups and marriages, for now I'm just allowing boyfriend/girlfriends and will introduce marriage in the Roman Era. My sims can still cheat though
I've allowed non active sims to get pregnant but I'm not sure if I'll keep it just yet. There's already been 3 births in my non active families and 1 birth in my active household and can you believe they all had BOYS?! LOL! I really like the idea of having specific lifetime rewards for the different castes. The whole Nraas caste system is still a bit confusing to me but I'm trying to figure it out because I know how helpful it will be as time progresses and more sims are added to the mix.
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