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Pets and Story Progression
« on: November 06, 2011, 10:13:17 PM »
Can townies obtain a pet through story progression on their own? Has this ever happened to anyone? Say, Agnes Crumplebottom somehow adopted a pet horse out of nowhere, or Nick Alto could be walking his dog out in Central Park? Has this ever happened to anyone?

I'm just wondering if it's possible for an original or CAS Townies with no pets at the start of the game to randomly somehow adopt a furry nooboo after say one or two Sim weeks.

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Re: Pets and Story Progression
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 10:22:17 PM »
I'm guessing it might be like them having babies. I'm pretty sure townies can only have babies if the house they live in has a cot, so maybe they can only adopt a pet if they have the right items (bedding, food bowls) in their house.

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Re: Pets and Story Progression
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 10:30:39 PM »
I play with story progression off, yet I have had notices that other families in the neighbourhood have pets up for adoption. I checked one of these families, only to find no pets. So I'm not sure what's going on.

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Re: Pets and Story Progression
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 09:39:57 AM »
In my dynasty file, I'm in Hidden springs with story progression on and I've noticed a lot of neighbors suddenly have dogs, cats and horses now.
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Re: Pets and Story Progression
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 10:48:07 AM »
I adopted Moons Jade (Dog) from a neighbour in Hidden Springs, Moons was a puppy and had been born a few days into the game with pets There was a mother dog there.
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Re: Pets and Story Progression
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 04:46:16 PM »
I'm guessing it might be like them having babies. I'm pretty sure townies can only have babies if the house they live in has a cot, so maybe they can only adopt a pet if they have the right items (bedding, food bowls) in their house.

Nope, when the family in question is not the active household, the furniture is largely irrelevant.  When they're inside, the furniture is not actually being used so it has no bearing at all on whether or not a Sim will become pregnant or adopt a child.  However, families can move to larger houses with more beds once the babies become children, but it's not uncommon to visit a house where one Sim will end up sleeping on a sofa when he/she becomes tired due to a lack of beds.

But pets are completely different in the fact that they don't actually require pet items to satisfy their needs.  They can sleep on the floor or furniture, they can use the bathroom anywhere, and can even be fed without a pet food bowl by making "gourmet pet food" from the fridge.  So while I have yet to play in an pre-Pets town since I got the expansion, my guess is that the game will fill the townie homes with pets and continue from there.

 

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