Particularly now that my hood probably will have 100 households to go through (majority lives on mini lots and rather small numbers tho) due I love megahoods except mine is custom one. Normally I just use my spreedsheets which is organized by household and family tree and then basic characteristcs of each sim (age, aspiration, hobby, skills, main personality, career etc), which I browse through quickly and then summon them via the scrub teleporter, but sometimes I find this process a bit boring because I start to like adding more random-ness (less micromanaging) when play, i.e. using a list where I randomize occurrence to happen to each household, but Im not so keen of doing this with every relations.
I DO use mods that allow you to have more visitors and more frequently, but in a very large hood (over 500 playables), the process is rather slow, as I am still picky which who they romance with as I'm a bit more picky with huge age gaps (ACR2 to blame for this!).
So I am wondering, beside community lots and a teleporter, what do you think a good way for sims to socialize (and eventually find a spouse from)?
I'm consider trying the manage group method, which I never played with, but I don't think this works for strangers or for non-social community lots, so I'm not sure if their other alternatives, when you don't want to choose who they will met.
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2. Stand outside..tend garden, watch clouds, find bugs, catch butterflies etc, until some sims pass by...then greet them.
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I've that object, and well, probably not a good idea if you want to find your sim larger group of friends, though.
Ironically, for some reason my sims always end up with a widower as best suitors from it and even if they are same age group- if excluding teens, I use 40-ish (8+29) years for Ya+Adult which can be a large gap. I usually look for marriage when they are Y.A (18-22) though, but the teens/ya rarely have parties as my sims don't have much non-family friends right now.
Ihatemandatoryregister: Actually, I like mods that make socializing easier (more visitors, inviting etc), as long its not one of those let's say instant friend hacks.
Oh wait ... remember the wishing well they can earn from the gardening club? Sims can make wishes for friends! It's been ages since I used it but if I recall, it brought in friends whom the Sims previously did not know. Townies? Not sure.
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But on a non-cheaty basis ... you can up the friendship with a walk-by Sim that actually lives on a lot, then try inviting the family or significant other over. Be really friendly with the SO or rest of the family. Then go to that SO/family, have them throw a party, and invite your Sim. Note if your Sim seems to be friendly with others there. Then up THAT friendship, invite the SO/family, etc.
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Some of your sims will meet others walking by and become friends. As you go through the hood, different friendships will be formed.
The trick now is to find mutual friends for sims who do not know each other. Then an invite to a lunch, a dinner, a birthday party. Make sure the host introduce the sims who have not met before.
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Originally Posted by SIMelissa
Someone needs to make a "MeetUp" program for our Sims, where the Sim can schedule an "outing" at their home with other Sims of similar interests, traits, hobbies, etc. I have no idea how one would do that. Even less of an idea how to make something that would work in a medieval game.
Well, there is the meeting controller at Simlogical which does more or less that. Same page as the teleporters: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...Teleporters.htm