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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2011, 11:10:18 AM »
Basically in the game when you click on "get frisky", the one sim tickles the other one and then they go to the bedroom.  It is a pre woohoo thing for the married sims.   :)
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #101 on: June 13, 2011, 11:53:41 PM »
Would Mr Sheen be childishly insane?  Or insanely childish, if you prefer.   ;)
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2011, 03:10:44 AM »
Just wondering Schipperke, how on earth you manage to micro manage all your sims in challenge games since freewill is on high?  That's about the hardest part to the challenges involving lots of sims, well for me anyway.

Anyway, my most annoying habit of almost any sims I have played is the (edited for profanity - saltypaws) sprinkler - every time I turn my back there they are, out in their bathers playing in the water, - hunger motive is getting low, sleep getting low, babies hungry, dirty and tired etc - but no, its way to important to get wet at night in the sprinkler.  ::)
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2011, 01:19:57 PM »
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2011, 01:29:46 PM »
Just wondering Schipperke, how on earth you manage to micro manage all your sims in challenge games since freewill is on high?  That's about the hardest part to the challenges involving lots of sims, well for me anyway.


Yeah, it can be challenging, Kaibilly.  What I do is play slowly - usually on the lowest speed - and pause a lot.  It takes me a long time to get things done, but that's ok - I'm not in a race.  Queuing up actions for Sims to do helps, as long as they stay on track.  And if I have a Sim that needs my attention for some reason (usually a social situation where I have a particular goal in mind), I try to line up activities for the other Sims to do that will keep them out of trouble and occupied for a while - painting, sculpting, reading several books, anything that takes time to finish.

And I completely agree with you about how annoying the Sims and their sprinklers can be.  In the Clan Douglas Dynasty, whenever the Elders escaped from my control, they'd always head for the sprinklers.  Did they really think I enjoyed seeing them run around in their swim suits?   ;D
 
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2011, 07:16:56 PM »
Yeah, it can be challenging, Kaibilly.  What I do is play slowly - usually on the lowest speed - and pause a lot.  It takes me a long time to get things done, but that's ok - I'm not in a race. 

And I completely agree with you about how annoying the Sims and their sprinklers can be.  In the Clan Douglas Dynasty, whenever the Elders escaped from my control, they'd always head for the sprinklers.  Did they really think I enjoyed seeing them run around in their swim suits?   ;D

That must be what I do wrong, I usually play on fast speed  ::) I do pause a lot, but obviously miss a lot of interactions on fast speed
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2011, 01:00:02 PM »
So I did finally install ambitions, and all my Sims want to do is play Gnubb. They play it until they go cranky. Ever since I added Ambitions to my Sims Game my Sims will only do the following: Jump on the Trampoline, Play Gnubb and use the Water Slide.

I have to force them off those things.  ;D

Oh, and my kids autonomously preside to the royal court.



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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #107 on: June 17, 2011, 03:42:29 PM »
I notice that old paparazzi autonomously die in my front yard. I know it sounds sinister but I've encountered that now 2, maybe 3 times in just 10 weeks or so. Good guy as I am I send my sims the next day with the tombstone to the nearest graveyard to give the paparazi something others to photograph than my sims.
Also the bartender died just after my sim has order a drink. Maybe he had taste the drink before my sim did? Hmmm, better stay away from the cocktales...

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« Reply #108 on: July 03, 2011, 04:37:05 PM »
There are a couple items that my sims LOVE to use and they do it whenever I'm not controlling them.

- Sprinkler
- Easel
- Play on the Computer

Any other items? Things that is hard to take your sim away from is what I mean.

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« Reply #109 on: July 03, 2011, 05:25:55 PM »
There is actually an ongoing discussion about it here. :)
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #110 on: July 03, 2011, 05:45:19 PM »
I'm working on a story where my Sims' spouses are autonomous. They will go to work, and eventually take care of basic needs -- eating, sleeping, peeing, showering. They will feed a toddler, but if they put the toddler in the high chair, they forget to hand over the bowl. The Sim I'm controlling can ask them to clean up and stop doing something (like playing the guitar and playing computer games). I' still looking for a spouse with the "Neat" trait, however.
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #111 on: July 03, 2011, 07:10:36 PM »
Sims play air gitar autonomiously!

@Kaibily: just give al your sims maximum 7 options to do an let the eight one be 'Call For Service.' Now every time a service message popped up when you're somewhere else you know yojr sim has done his routine, you can click the serbice popup away, pauze the game, give the sim new orders and repeat. That's how I've always did it. ;)

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« Reply #112 on: July 03, 2011, 11:12:27 PM »
I am merging this topic with 'Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously' which was started first.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #113 on: July 04, 2011, 01:14:55 PM »
There is actually an ongoing discussion about it here. :)

That's ironic. You're linking to the topic you are typing to the topic you are linking to... Or something like that.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #114 on: July 04, 2011, 02:07:53 PM »
I linked to this topic in an another topic because there were alike. Afterwards these two threads were merged.
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #115 on: December 15, 2011, 10:25:17 PM »
My pets have autonomously climbed up on the furniture. They've also played in the toilet. Sometimes, I've caught mommy cat snuggling with her baby kitten.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #116 on: December 15, 2011, 11:02:08 PM »
Sims autonomously use a lot of skill items. Painting, sculpting, logic, instruments, etc. Of course, with the instruments, once one is picked up, everyone stares at that guy without picking up their own guitar.

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« Reply #117 on: December 16, 2011, 12:29:43 AM »
I think a useful thing for this thread would be a summary of things sims won't do autonomously, since this seems to be shorter. I only just found this thread, but have found it very interesting - it inspires me to make my own autonomous challenge, where you need to find the right starting household configuration and traits in order for the game to continue with the best possible outcome. You get 2 days at the very beginning to help them form useful habits, and then after that it's hands off except for important life events that they just won't do themselves. [edit: I think I'll have to allow 2 commands per day, but only items from the below list - my neat handy sim just won't repair the toilet, and so he refuses to use it and pees himself.]

Myself, I've never seen them leave the house autonomously except for work or school. As far as I know they won't complete opportunities on their own. I've never had sims woohoo on their own. They'll flirt nearly all day and be extremely irrestistable, but never actually go to bed, even if I've previously had them do so. They won't get a job on their own.

So to summarise what I've seen here so far, they wont:

- woohoo
- get a job/quit work
- leave the home lot except for work/school
- take photographs/still life paintings
- use the treadmill
- teach toddlers to talk/potty train
- answer the door
- complete opportunities
- move house/go on vacation
- pay bills
- have a party
- bathe the dog for fleas
- hunt
- reinforce pet behaviour
- call for services (fireman, police, maid, repairman etc)
- repair items (may be skill level dependent)


Useful traits for autonomous sims are probably:
- neat
- friendly
- flirty
- family oriented
- hopeless romantic
- handy
- brave (to deal with fires - can someone confirm that sims won't call the fireman themselves?)


There are probably more obvious things that need to be added to the list, so it would be great to have more suggestions. Perhaps something for the guide? I'm about to embark on this challenge idea, so I may be able to add a few more and confirm others.


One last thing: someone mentioned sims on high free will seem to be even more autonomous since Generations. I have noticed this too. It's frustrating how often sims I'm micro managing cancel their queues and go off and do their own thing while I'm not watching.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #118 on: December 16, 2011, 12:38:35 AM »
When I was testing the set up for a challenge From Zero to Hero (a couple suppose to become enemies and starving) - I thought it will be easy as they were alone on empty lot, until one of them went toward beach all by his Simself :o It was on empty 30x20 lot next to Frio Brothers, and it was the only time I've seen it, but it happen.
I also think I saw Sims repairing things by themselves.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #119 on: December 16, 2011, 12:49:12 AM »
Really? It was that very same challenge that my sims never went anywhere on fast forward (except for fires) for weeks! But, even so, I'll strike it from the list.

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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #120 on: December 16, 2011, 11:22:08 AM »
I think a useful thing for this thread would be a summary of things sims won't do autonomously, since this seems to be shorter. I

I agree, Chuckles.  And it would probably make sense to have that list at the beginning of the thread, where it's easy to find.  So if you don't mind, I'll copy your list and add it to my first post.  Other things can be added as necessary.  Thanks for the list!
 
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #121 on: December 16, 2011, 11:44:51 AM »
I think I've had Sims woohoo autonomously, but they won't try for baby. Also, I've been told that they won't use the food replicator unless they're told to. I've never seen one repair something; but they probably won't upgrade anything. They won't write on the computer, but if they're workaholics, they will work from home.
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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #122 on: December 16, 2011, 03:11:10 PM »
I've had sims teach a toddler skills, just not potty training.
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« Reply #123 on: December 16, 2011, 06:47:32 PM »

Useful traits for autonomous sims are probably:
- neat
- friendly
- flirty
- family oriented
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I would also add Mean Spirited to the list too. Mean Spirited Sims, basically do the exact opposite of friendly Sims, and are never polite, unless the mean spirited also has the good trait. (Yes, you can have a mean spirited and good trait! Just like you can have evil and friendly)

If a mean spirited Sim were also hot headed, they are about 80 times more likely to argue with another Sim. I discovered this in AP when I played with Imogen Pelly. Due to her snob trait, she was about 50 times more prone to criticizing. 




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Re: Things Sims Will or Won't do Autonomously
« Reply #124 on: December 16, 2011, 11:49:55 PM »
One of my Sims, who had the friendly and charismatic traits, started a date with a Sim while her boyfriend was cooking in the kitchen.  I had to freeze them fast, break it up, and send the other man home before the boyfriend came back into the living room.
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