28th Jun 2012 at 9:18 PM
Last edited by Rushifell : 28th Jun 2012 at 10:13 PM.
How is being grounded intended to work?
So I have a vampire family, and my teen went outside during night time. I totally forgot about how there's a law against strolling around outside at nighttime. Cops got my teen sim, and she got grounded. Fair enough.
But the dad wouldn't let her go to school, cause that counts as "sneaking out". I got annoyed and removed the grounded-moodlets with cheats, and then got grounded for skipping school. So I removed the moodlet again and quickly teleported her to school. Then she got grounded when she got home instead, for actually leaving for school. Wtf?
So I removed the moodlet again. But as soon as I remove it, the dad keeps doing the "yell at" interaction and keeps grounding the poor girl over and over for "sneaking out".
Seriously, is this how the function is INTENDED to work? I've seen threads about people having similar problems, which makes me think that EA intended for this to happen. The patches since generations has obviously not fixed anything either. Any ideas?
Edit: My teen has bugged. She's constantly sneaking while walking. She just reached adulthood and she's STILL sneaking wherever she's going.
If you're controlling the parent sim (or any adult in the household), you sometimes have the option to immediately "let off the hook" and then the kid can go to school. Otherwise, the kid has to do some chores, and then the adults will have the option to "let off the hook." The kid can also "beg for forgiveness" but doesn't always succeed unless they've done some chores first. It's dumb, but that's how it works (and EA should have fixed it a long time ago). I don't think cancelling the moodlet changes the fact that the kid was grounded and not supposed to leave the house.
I tend to reset the adult as soon as I spot them heading off to yell at the teen, especially when the whole flipping problem is that the teen is late for school. Of course, what any parent does when their kid is late for school is yell at them for fifteen minutes and then forbid them to go to school, right?
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