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Nysha's New Creators for March - posted on 1st Apr 2018 at 8:00 AM
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#11076 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 2:02 PM
I never realized that kids who get the germy moodlet can get the day off school. This is mostly due to my usual practice of using Master Controller cheats to get rid of the moodlet whenever it appears. I only discovered it this time because I hadn't noticed the kid had the moodlet and I was occupied with another sim's birthday. I wanted the kid to eat some cake before getting on the bus, so I cancelled the 'go to school' action and immediately got a message saying "Thanks for being considerate and keeping your child home". All this time playing the game and I've never seen that before!

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#11077 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 7:26 PM

OK, Thank you to EA for promoting keeping the sick kids home!!!

(I wonder if any of them who are parents actually do that themselves, or if this was a gripe about their kid coming home with a bad case of the flu and giving it to the entire family?)

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#11078 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 8:47 PM
A few minutes later I got another message, this time a red one, telling me that Jerry missed school on a school trip day. Well, you didn't want him spreading his germs around the Police Department too did you? Things are sloppy enough there without half the force calling in sick.

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#11079 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Elynda
A few minutes later I got another message, this time a red one, telling me that Jerry missed school on a school trip day. Well, you didn't want him spreading his germs around the Police Department too did you? Things are sloppy enough there without half the force calling in sick.


And then you have the fun illogic of your Sim parent grounding their kid, forbidding them from leaving the house... and then getting yelled at because they didn't go to school... which the kid couldn't do with the parent(s) in the house because the kid was grounded.

...yeah, that was SO weird when I saw that. I actually had the parents go out in a 'date' and kept them out of the house past 2 PM, just so the grounded teen could go to school and come back in time. And then mom still yelled at her for leaving the house while grounded.

Man, EA's idea on how grounding works is really weird.
Theorist
#11080 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 1:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CatMuto
And then you have the fun illogic of your Sim parent grounding their kid, forbidding them from leaving the house... and then getting yelled at because they didn't go to school... which the kid couldn't do with the parent(s) in the house because the kid was grounded.

...yeah, that was SO weird when I saw that. I actually had the parents go out in a 'date' and kept them out of the house past 2 PM, just so the grounded teen could go to school and come back in time. And then mom still yelled at her for leaving the house while grounded.

Man, EA's idea on how grounding works is really weird.

No, it's just a puzzle to solve and a really well-kept secret.

What we are meant to do without being sneaky about it is have an adult take the grounded child/teen to school in the morning and pick them up when school is over. Kids who are grounded are not allowed to roam around town unchaperoned, they aren't really locked down in their own houses. But the sneaky way and using mods to override or prevent the punishments seem to occur to most players first for some reason. And to be fair I don't know what was really intended if all of the adults have work schedules that would prevent them from doing this.
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#11081 Old Yesterday at 4:09 AM
I've been a kid and I am a parent. If I told my kid that she was grounded, I would expect her to go to school on the bus like normal! When I was a kid and I was grounded, I was expected to get on the bus and go to school like normal. It's dumb computer logic that grounding means no leaving the house ever, not even for school. It leads to loops where you're teen is grounded for their bad grades, then they miss school and are grounded again for that, and then their grades slip even more...
Theorist
#11082 Old Yesterday at 4:33 AM
Hey, I'm not defending the logic behind EA's theories of how to raise children and I wouldn't think of having to chaperone my kids (if I had any) to and from school unless the mischief they got up to was always en route in either direction. Just pointing out that there may have actually been some logic, for what it's worth, to what is widely regarded as a bug that seemingly leaves the player with no way out of the described loop.
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#11083 Old Yesterday at 9:09 AM Last edited by Elynda : Yesterday at 9:37 AM.
The lesson for any sim child or teen planning any kind of mischief is to make sure you're fed, well rested and have an empty bladder. It's a good idea to have already done your homework too. I've had kids almost starve to death, piss themselves and pass out on the floor, all because they chose the wrong time to be given time out, because they can't do any of those things without being scolded and given more time out. And then they had to do their homework in class next day.

"... and when we got home, our dad would murder us in cold blood and dance on our graves singing hallelujah..." - Well, maybe not as bad as that, but honestly you young people today don't know how lucky you are!

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#11084 Old Yesterday at 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by igazor
...a really well-kept secret...What we are meant to do without being sneaky about it is have an adult take the grounded child/teen to school in the morning and pick them up when school is over.
Well, thank you. My own logic would not have solved this problem. In truth my logic fails me even when not grounded, over the question of why I have to take a bus to a school scarcely two blocks away. But school districts have their own notions of what's logical, no doubt.

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