Sometimes I feel like I've gotten an experimental copy of this game. You know the one which has all the 'stuff' they were going to put in but later changed their minds about.
The creators of this game said the Sims could "see" each other, then they said Sims do not judge physical appearance (which means they consider personality, traits ect; right? I still have to keep in mind these are the same folks that said "A teenager and young adult couldn't fall for each other and Sims don't get depressed." But, I digress.
Anyhow, once upon a time, I decided I was going to try my hand at machinima making (just to see if I could). I created my Sims and set about training them to their roles. I wanted my machinima to be a natural one (more documentary style), which meant my Sims had to be who I said they were (musicians had to play music, writers had to learn to write and so on). I was working with three Sims, Christian (my lead) and (Juan & Lillian) supporting cast.
Since I do not play rotation, each Sim was developed in their own 'save game file'. I would use library files of them when I needed to put them into the others world (save game) to get 'shots' of them. The library file is the one which is created after you leave CAS. When I put Juan and Lillian into Christian's game they were always used as townies and not merged into the household; I did the same when I put Christian into their game.
Every time I used Juan & Lillian's file in Christian's game the couple were very loving, extremely affectionate towards each other; they behaved like a happily married couple and it was fun to watch them in the background.
I was in the process of recording one 'segment' where Christian and Juan were in the park together when I noticed that placed side-by-side they looked almost exactly alike. Juan and his wife were always in the background so I had not seen them up-close side by side. Plus, they were always in different clothing so I never noticed the similarity.
Christian is a single Sim and Juan was happily married; to avoid confusion of the two characters I sent Juan and Lillian back into CAS and rebuilt them from their (bin) files. I had to rebuild her as well to 'balance' the couples looks. I changed nothing about the two except for their looks, everything else I left the same. I put them back in game expecting them to be the same and boy was in for a shock. Juan was still head over heels crazy for Lillian but she no longer liked him. Not only did she not like him anymore but she went out of her way to keep him at bay. She didn't want him talking to her nor touching her. Eventually, I had to divorce them. I do not understand what happened.
I was wondering if physical features have 'attractive' rating assigned to them; if not I don't know what to make of this. Has anyone experienced this type of behavior? I know over time Sims can 'fall out of love' or change their minds about a partner but this was just too quick.
In times of Darkness, Turn on you Light of Love and Let it Shine!