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(False) Reputation!
« on: June 04, 2011, 04:26:19 PM »
My female Sim was notified that her boyfriend was cheating on her, and his statistics now show a betrayal on his record.  But he wasn't!  He's under my control and I've had him sitting outside the bookstore reading a handiness manual all afternoon.  So the reputation record is just as phony as celebrity rumors?  Is there a way to reverse the false rep?  If not, I guess it's just one more thing to ignore, but how annoying.

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Re: (False) Reputation!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 12:16:27 AM »
The only thing I can think of is to use the "clean slate" lifetime reward, but it will probably get rid of all the relationship info. I haven't tried it yet.

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Re: (False) Reputation!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 12:27:09 AM »
I was surprised to find that Jared Frio was a Romantic Interest for my Sim.  I figured they snuck in some fllirting while I wasn't looking or something.  Then she got interested in Gunther Goth and asked him to break up with Cornelia.  That got her the naughty reputation.  When she had the option to confess cheating to Jared, I let her do it.  That got her the reputation of being a cheater!  She wasn't going steady with either of them and I don't think she did any more than flirt with Jared.  I actually think it's kind of funny because she's really mostly a spinster who never goes out and runs a Day Care (it's Indigo Dreamweaver, by the way).  Now here she is with such a bad reputation!  The game probably plays it very sensitively and it doesn't take much to be considered a cheater.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 12:41:12 AM »
I was surprised to find that Jared Frio was a Romantic Interest for my Sim.  I figured they snuck in some fllirting while I wasn't looking or something.  Then she got interested in Gunther Goth and asked him to break up with Cornelia.  That got her the naughty reputation.  When she had the option to confess cheating to Jared, I let her do it.  That got her the reputation of being a cheater!  She wasn't going steady with either of them and I don't think she did any more than flirt with Jared.  I actually think it's kind of funny because she's really mostly a spinster who never goes out and runs a Day Care (it's Indigo Dreamweaver, by the way).  Now here she is with such a bad reputation!  The game probably plays it very sensitively and it doesn't take much to be considered a cheater.
That sounds like something that happening in my game. Also, it counts a relationship if one of the members is dead!
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Re: (False) Reputation!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 02:25:29 AM »
I wonder how challenging the Heartbreaker lifetime wish is going to be thanks to this feature. It was pretty easy but time consuming before. It might get a bit harder as you keep breaking hearts, but maybe if you never actually cheat it won't penalize you. I'm curious of all the stages here and how they'll affect relationships. It sounds like it would be a lot to test.

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Re: (False) Reputation!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 03:22:58 AM »
I have a Sim I'm doing heartbreaker with right now, she had 3/10 before Generations. I went thru and made her best friends with the rest of her 'victims'. Now I just claimed number 4 before I left for work today. I'll let you know how it goes, right now she has no reputation.

I agree with Pam (I think that was who said it) though, it is a very sensitive system. Just one romantic interaction turns an outing into a date.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 12:39:28 AM »
I'm curious if the other Sims somehow know if your Sim has kissed someone. My Sim went to France and had her first kiss (I figured as a young adult she never got to in High School). She returned home and called another Sim to invite out and he said "I don't feel like it right now".
Her reputation screen says 1 "active" romance.

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 06:46:30 AM »
I had two experiences with Reputation, my heartbreaker and another.  The heartbreaker had no problem at all getting her boyfriends.  Like I said before, I just made her friends with all of them before hand, that way i only took a few interactions to become romantic interest. I was sure to end the dates by saying goodbye, then went back to them to break up. After three breakups she got the Reputation of 'Exploring their Options', but never was accused of cheating and none of the new victims ever acting strangely.

The other experience I had was one of my Sims autonomously kissed his sister-in-law while his wife was at work. I realized it because it came up that he was 'Naughty'.  The wife came home, went about her business and never got mad, but the next Sim morning I had him perform 'ask to just be friends'. Since then the Naughty was removed and he hasn't had an issue with either of the two sisters.


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Re: (False) Reputation!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 01:11:16 AM »
Clean slate does get rid of all the old ones. If you are still in a relationship, do a couple flirty interactions with the bf/gf whatever and they will be listed as longest relationship.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 09:31:29 AM »
Found out today that you can ask someone you meet "What do they say about me", and then they tell you if they've heard "Your Faithful", etc.
Thought it was funny, because the sim has "Commitment Issues" and when told he was "Faithful" he looked like he was going to be sick. Forgot to take apicture, so I'll have to see if it happens again.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 11:08:34 AM »
The system is like real sensitive when it comes to romantic actions. My sims violet got the reputation of faithful and i was like yay! But then i sent her into town and she ran into an ex-boyfriend and she flirted with him. >.> i lost that reputation. I was not pleased. But her husband is labeled a cheater so i guess her flirting isn't going to hurt anything. lol

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 02:37:51 PM »
This whole romantic reputation thing is just way too sensitive.  I sent my new dynasty founder to the consignment shop and then turned my attention momentarily to another sim...when I got back it turns out the little tart kissed Beau Andrews!!!  Really?  Beau Andrews?!  Even River McIrish would be better than Beau Andrews!  Now they are considered romantic interests even though they have no relationship bar whatsoever.  It sounds like she will end up with a ding to her reputation when she has a real romantic interest... Remind me to NEVER, EVER take the flirty trait again!

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 11:59:13 AM »
I agree with Katlover that it is too sensitive.
While selling her paintings at the consignment shop, her best friend's daughter came in. So while the daughter and mother are sitting on the couch in the shop, my sim goes over and sits in a chair to chat to the Mom. I see the daughter' face in my sim's activty line and think it's for an autograph, and when I go to delete it it says "cuddle". My sim gets home and is publically disgraced for having romance with her best friend's daughter! It even mentioned the girls name in the thing. "Disgraced for romance with Diedre Littler". So I check her stats and yes it shows she betrayed her husband. Had to exit without saving.

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 03:01:17 PM »
This aspect of the expansion needs to be fixed. It makes no distinction between RI & GF/BF. I have a new actress I wanted to max out Celeb as fast as possible. I used quite a lot of flirting and even a kiss here in there to get fast relationships with every Celeb she could find, but she never went steady with any of them. She now has a terrible rep as a cheater. Who exactly has she cheated on? I can understand the RI relationship bars going down, but why would the townies care as long as these weren't exclusive relationships.  Can't a gal/guy just date a few folks in down without getting a rep?

On the more naughty side she did WH with a married cast member to max out that relationship for job performance (like no one's ever heard of the cast couch ;). This was after she already had a terrible rep (why not embrace it?). It all went down in the privacy of her apartment, but still it got out somehow cause a few days later someone mentioned that Littler had cheated on his wife. Had he confessed to her or is the description in the manual about being discreet impossible?

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 04:29:06 PM »
RI are like the beginning of BF/GF, so you need to be careful. I played a sim who had 4 RI, she got JUST to the WH part and ended the date. Then she met the man of her dreams (or I should say my manipulation).  So, she broke off with the others and had a reputation of "checking for the the right one" or something in that nature (forget the exact words).

Did your sim have any celebrity stars? If so, they are game to paparazzi, etc. You have to be more descreet with celecrity stars. If the person leaves your house at 6am strutting like a rooster, than someone is going to see. So, I feed them or entertain them until the the strut mode is gone (2 hours).

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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011, 04:58:52 PM »
Did your sim have any celebrity stars? If so, they are game to paparazzi, etc. You have to be more descreet with celecrity stars.
Yeah the strategy worked like a charm, she was at 4 starts in a little over a week. Maybe the problem was the townies do care because she is so famous and the guy she supposedly cheated on was a 5 star (Hammy). Maybe it is tabloid fodder, but she didn't get the publicly disgraced thingly.
If the person leaves your house at 6am strutting like a rooster, than someone is going to see. So, I feed them or entertain them until the the strut mode is gone (2 hours).
I guess I always assumed the strut was just a humorous animation for the moodlet rather than something other sims actually observed as direct evidence of infidelity.

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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2011, 05:10:21 PM »
Oh no, the strut is something the paparazzi see; my sim at celeb 5 WH'd with a vampire (Vladimir) and when she was leaving the Pap were in the lobby taking pictures of her strutting. Made the Headline news. She had to try and sue to get rid of the disgrace.

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2012, 05:30:39 AM »
I'm reviving this thread because I just had an instance where my Sim came home, walked up to her husband and autonomously accused him of cheating.  She got a whopping -50 Betrayed moodlet for 5 days and she won't listen to an apology from him.  They are barely acquaintances now.  The thing is, he hasn't cheated.  He goes to work and comes home.  That's it.  He did have a romantic interest before marrying Skittles, but he hasn't seen or spoken to her.  Now suddenly his relationship bar with her is almost maxed out.  And she's got a boyfriend!  My best guess is that the game just generates this and throws it in randomly for no apparent reason. 
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2012, 09:06:06 AM »
I'm reviving this thread because I just had an instance where my Sim came home, walked up to her husband and autonomously accused him of cheating.  She got a whopping -50 Betrayed moodlet for 5 days and she won't listen to an apology from him.  They are barely acquaintances now.  The thing is, he hasn't cheated.  He goes to work and comes home.  That's it.  He did have a romantic interest before marrying Skittles, but he hasn't seen or spoken to her.  Now suddenly his relationship bar with her is almost maxed out.  And she's got a boyfriend!  My best guess is that the game just generates this and throws it in randomly for no apparent reason.

Pam, that and similar relationship "issues" are happening in my game and it's starting to get irritating. Sims that have not been out of my sight are getting accused of cheating. I have one Sim who hasn't even flirted with anyone but his wife and is being accused. I've recently had a Sim with a deceased spouse who has a naughty reputation because she is now dating again and I'm getting that bright pink "had a child out of wedlock" message.  It's  like extreme right wing news coverage has come to my town.

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 04:24:47 AM »
Pam, that and similar relationship "issues" are happening in my game and it's starting to get irritating. Sims that have not been out of my sight are getting accused of cheating. I have one Sim who hasn't even flirted with anyone but his wife and is being accused. I've recently had a Sim with a deceased spouse who has a naughty reputation because she is now dating again and I'm getting that bright pink "had a child out of wedlock" message.  It's  like extreme right wing news coverage has come to my town.

When your sim started dating again after her spouse died, didn't you see the option "Ask .... to break up with ...."? When my sim's spouse died i moved another sim in for her to have a new husband. He asked her to break up with Matthew and she said yes. In her relationship her dead husband was still noted as being her fiance. She never got the naughty reputation because she broke up with her dead husband. It may have something to do with being eternally faithful.

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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 09:26:48 AM »
...and I think the game also expects you to "ask to just be friends" any leftover Romantic Interests, or that counts as cheating, too. ("Emotional infidelity" counts, I guess?) In my Dynasty there were a couple spouses who got "cheater" reputations based on that. Meanwhile in another game I did have a townie spouse "just be friends" with a former romantic interest after I moved him in but before the couple got married, and he ended up Eternally Faithful after that.
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2012, 10:00:03 AM »
I think the romance has increased with Pets. In my new game, Ruben Littler wanted to ask my sim to "Watch the stars". I cancelled before he could. However, later when she met Renee and went to talk to her the option was there for "Fight". So somehow Renee knew about it and my sim had to apologize to her to keep her as a friend.

Also in this new game, my sim had no male sim make advances and flirt with her until I moved a male sim into her house. Then 3 different guys were offering her flowers whenever she went out, and Matt Hamming who was avoiding her started calling her almost daily.

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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2012, 10:13:02 PM »
I have a sim who I was working with and when I closed the game he had the eternally faithful moodlet.  Upon opening the game next time, this moodlet was gone.  So I checked the girlfriend, she still has hers, and I had my sim ask a couple townies "what people say about him" and they say he is eternally faithful.  How can a sim lose that icon.  I've checked all his friendships - no romantic interests other than the girlfriend.

Can I assume that when people talk about reputations like cheating etc, it would be an icon in the moodlet panel.  Because I've never seen any type of reputation for any characters, married or single, except the eternally faithful one.  I've broken off a couple relationships with the "let's be friends" option but they were only romantic interest that happened without my knowing while working at other sims homes.  So the red heart showed up in the friendship list but there wasn't anything in the moodlet panel.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 10:38:44 AM »
The only moodlets I've seen are "faithful" and "eternally faithful" for reputations. There's also the "betrayed" one if your sim's partner was caught cheating.

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012, 11:47:17 AM »
I had a similar problem in my game.  Two married sims who have been completely faithful to each other- I control them both I'm 100% sure there has been no flirting or anything with any other sims.  The husband randomly decided to accuse the wife of cheating and basically destroyed their relationship.  I had to use the clean slate lifetime reward for the wife, and the moodlet manager for the husband, and then spend an entire day repairing/rebuilding their relationship.  It was a major annoyance!