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Scholar
#12001 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 6:27 PM
None of the Sunset Valley males have body hair. I never noticed before looking around the town, but I guess a new laptop and videocard that can run the game's graphics at the highest setting will make it clear. In the past I've only ever noticed when my sims are getting to know a new lover.

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Mad Poster
#12002 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 6:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tunafishfish
None of the Sunset Valley males have body hair. I never noticed before looking around the town, but I guess a new laptop and videocard that can run the game's graphics at the highest setting will make it clear. In the past I've only ever noticed when my sims are getting to know a new lover.

That's because of an ordinance passed by the Sunset Valley Town Council around 100 years ago. It's one of those laws that is still on the books but no longer enforced. You will notice that no one in town gets clogged bathtub/shower drains, so it must have done some good along the way.
Mad Poster
#12003 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 6:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tunafishfish
None of the Sunset Valley males have body hair. I never noticed before looking around the town, but I guess a new laptop and videocard that can run the game's graphics at the highest setting will make it clear. In the past I've only ever noticed when my sims are getting to know a new lover.

TBH, Sunset Valley came before body hair, which came with the Generations patch. This also actually means that everyone in Twinbrook, Bridgeport, and the three WA worlds are also perfectly depilated.
Mad Poster
#12004 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 6:47 PM Last edited by igazor : 16th Dec 2020 at 2:57 PM.
(frowns slightly) So are we going with the correct answer just above or the more amusing one?
Lab Assistant
#12005 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 7:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jje1000
TBH, Sunset Valley came before body hair, which came with the Generations patch. This also actually means that everyone in Twinbrook, Bridgeport, and the three WA worlds are also perfectly depilated.

The same applies Riverview, Barnacle Bay and Hidden Springs. In fact, the 1st EA world to feature Sims w/ body hair is Appaloosa Plains
Lab Assistant
#12006 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 11:08 PM
Update: I now have a "pet" raccoon.

So there's that.

Oh c'mon. There better be a point to all this stress I'm under.
Mad Poster
#12007 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 3:48 AM
...How?

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
Scholar
#12008 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 3:56 AM
I think they mean "pet" as in, "I keep feeding it and it keeps coming back."

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Instructor
#12009 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 1:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LittleCheshire
Update: I now have a "pet" raccoon.

So there's that.

That's my deepest irl dream *sigh*
Scholar
#12010 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 8:15 PM
You would be welcome to the thuggy little bear-wannabees that have raucous parties in my apple tree in the season and attack my dogs while we're walking on the street. (I'm less bitter than I sound,honestly). Pets they are not, though. They're cute as all heck, and belong in my urban landscape as much as I do, but oh my goodness they are shady characters.
Mad Poster
#12011 Old 8th Dec 2020 at 12:32 AM
They aren't the easiest animals to domesticate at all, but from what I've seen it's very possible and especially if you raise them from when they were babies. People who rescue and care for baby animals in distress properly are in a class far above the rest of humanity, but that's just my humble opinion.

This video showed up for me as something new to watch on YouTube the other day when I was just there to run some random things to test a virtual training room session. I love how he gently pushes the owner's hand away when he realizes there aren't any more peanuts to eat, time to go back to sleep now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYpJeCePDc
Instructor
#12012 Old 8th Dec 2020 at 2:17 AM
I like with this one how it so gently takes the food out of their hand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPYtFb1p65c

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Instructor
#12013 Old 8th Dec 2020 at 3:31 PM Last edited by enable_llamas : 8th Dec 2020 at 4:16 PM.
I know they are considered pests and all but I love their cute lil grabby hands and their lil robber masks And they are so fluffy that monkey brain immediately takes over and goes "Must pet fluffle!" The above videos really don't help with being reasonable, either : D Sadly we have no raccoons in Europe

Edit: Apparently there are some in Germany! I know what my first post-plague trip is going to be
Instructor
#12014 Old 8th Dec 2020 at 4:21 PM
Yup, I've never seen a racoon.
Scholar
#12015 Old 12th Dec 2020 at 6:09 PM
I met someone that had a raccoon as a pet, almost 20 years ago now. They were out and about and had the little guy on a leash. He was just as soft and fluffy as he looks and very tame. However, do not approach any raccoons to pet that you have not had confirmed are friendly. I've never seen one in the wild, they're mostly nocturnal, however I've seen footprints and roadkill. My animals will go after rabbits and bluejays but they do not mess with raccoons.

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Lab Assistant
#12016 Old 14th Dec 2020 at 3:35 AM
I will be the voice of dissent and pick up all the disagrees... I used to think raccoons were cute then I moved to the country. That cute thing is an act. Garden destroying, can chew through metal to get in your shed/attic, chicken killing, cat and dog attacking, rabies carrying, stinking trash pandas. I don't hate them actively like the old farmers out here but I'd rather deal with skunks than raccoons.

I cringe every time the EA coded wish pops up to pet or play with the raccoon. Never pet a wild raccoon.
Mad Poster
#12017 Old 14th Dec 2020 at 5:44 AM Last edited by igazor : 14th Dec 2020 at 5:56 AM.
I'm not in the habit of handing out Disagrees generally, so I won't bother here either. Wild animals are known to act unpredictably even if it appears that their needs are being met (one can never tell since we don't have MasterController or Tagger IRL), and raccoons in particular, even the domesticated tame ones we see snuggling under blankets, litter box trained, and proudly being carried about on their owners' shoulders nibbling playfully on their humans' ears, are quite a handful to manage especially during their late teen-YA years. If they can't be rehabilitated to return to the wild, they reportedly do outgrow that phase and usually calm down at least a little. But indeed, one can't go out into the wild looking for cute critters to pet and for snuggle partners that way without risking personal injury among other outcomes. I still claim though that orphaned or abandoned babies in need of help are another matter and really only those accustomed to being around humans already are going to tolerate being petted.

But the rabies thing. Yes, if we look at the disease as a whole, raccoons are major carriers. But there are some areas of the US inhabited by raccoons where there haven't been any with rabies reported for decades. They may be carrying other things of course, but it's not really the case that, in all geographic areas, all raccoons are going to carry that disease. It's always best, of course, to err on the side of caution.

I have to wonder though if they actually know how cute they are. Who told them?
Mad Poster
#12018 Old 14th Dec 2020 at 12:36 PM
Yeah, no. Wild animals are not pets. Baby alligators are cute, but that doesn't mean people should own them.

I own two rescued tortoises.  The place they go to for check ups, physicals, ect... is also a wild life center.  People find critters that are in trouble, bring them in where they are treated by a team of vets and more often then not, later released.  If a animal cannot be released back into the wild for whatever reason, they are either kept on the property for educational purposes or are shipped to a similar facility that does the same thing. 

The last time I was there they had baby raccoons. The mother was hit and killed by a car; the babies needed tending to until they were old enough to be released.  While they were being cared for, the contact with humans was kept at a minimum.  When they were not being cleaned up after, fed, medicated, ect... their cages were kept covered.  The less exposure to humans meant that they would do what raccoons do in the wild as opposed to associating humans with food and other things which in many cases means death for raccoons either by means of trapping, being shot, and what not.

This same wild life center also vaccinates wild critters, including raccoons.  In my area, there are other groups that pay to spay / neuter and vaccinate colonies of feral cats as they too are also a problem that well intended people get into trouble with. It starts by feeding one cat and the next thing they know, they are trying to feed and maintain lots of cats.  This can sometimes leads to animal hoarding...blech.  Of course this problem isn't only for small critters, it is much the same for large ones, like moose.  People feed them, then moose start showing up in places that they shouldn't which is really dangerous to say the least. Window washing moose in Alaska.... https://youtu.be/eF_x6ms0Nbk?t=192
Scholar
#12019 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 5:54 AM
The first thing I do when I'm setting up a new save? Use Nraas Register to eliminate ALL raccoons. I've nothing against raccoons IRL, but in any sims game they are annoying little turds!

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#12020 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 7:03 PM
I personally just find the ingame racoons boring as they never do anything. The inteaction to pet them is there but my sims just ending up standing there looking at them until they leave. And wild horses just gets scared and runs of. And deers...well, they just moves around the world... I wonder if the sims can take photos of wild animals. I have to try that.
Scholar
#12021 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 7:49 PM
Just because you have set dresser to give the men body hair doesn't mean they'll have body hair that *makes sense*. So now I've got sims with werewolf back hair, but no chest/stomach hair.

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#12022 Old 21st Dec 2020 at 2:48 PM
All these years I've seen the loading screen tip about how you don't need to feed "digital fish", but it helps sims "feel like they're making a difference" and I thought it meant all the fish in general - like the ones you catch and put in aquariums and fish bowls. (The "digital" part being some tongue-in-cheek reference they're all part of the game or something.) I've had so many of them die and thought that tip was just screwing with you - until yesterday I saw that LN wall aquarium thing had a "provide digital sustenance" option. Huh. So that's what that was about. How many years until LN came out again?
Scholar
#12023 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 4:17 PM
Not in-game, but I felt galaxy brained by this video. Did you know about this lighting menu?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcv...nel=JamesTurner

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#12024 Old 30th Dec 2020 at 10:37 AM
Haven't played in awhile, but after cleaning out my computer and doing a few other things I can now play again for longer periods of time without my computer overheating Made a new family and had fun juggling everyone's chaos for awhile until a seasonal festival began. Not sure how since other saves had it disabled and I forgot how to fix this. Out of frustration I had my sim set a part of the festival grounds on fire.

It was then I learned that setting a fire, right next to a large set of fireworks, was a thing: they all went off at once Wish I had a picture to share because things got out of hand very fast due to all of the sims there panicking and running around. Pretty crazy stuff.

Later on one of my sims in the Political career got a opportunity to destroy some shredded papers before their next work day. Didn't want to set another fire, so I threw the papers away in my garbage. Apparently that doesn't count as destroying them and it removed the opportunity from me. Fire was probably the better option ironically lol
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