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Should I Bring His Girlfriend to Uni?

GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
Hi, it took me all day yesterday just to get his older brother, Aaron, enrolled in uni. He's working from home. I just aged up Erik, (who has just become a Proper Star) and I'm going to enjoy the uni experience through his eyes, so to speak. Just prior to his finishing high school, he went to the Romance Festival and shared his first kiss with his sister's friend. Things escalated, probably due to the Romantic aura all over that place. At any rate the teens became a couple and then exchanged promise rings. Now Erik has gone off to university. I had it in mind to bring her to stay in the same dorm, since gender isn't an issue these days.

But, now I'm wondering if that's a good idea. Can I control her if I do? Or should I let Erik have this experience to himself?

What would you do, or what have you done?

Please, and thank you, in advance.
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  • paradiseplanetparadiseplanet Posts: 4,366 Member
    If you do, you'll have to either control her yourself and make her apply to the same Uni, or shift+click her to enroll her directly to the Uni you want her to be. Either way, I believe making her move into the same dorm means you'll end up controlling her too. The game can't be expected to house her in the same exact dorm as he is.
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  • babajaynebabajayne Posts: 493 Member
    If you have never played her household, she might actually attend university on her own, proceed through it with an average grade, and you can enjoy the benefits of that without the hassle of playing her. In my test run, Alice Spencer-Kim appeared as a dorm roommate and sure enough, she finished the term with my sim and re-enrolled on her own. I didn’t have to play her, it just happened. So I look forward to encountering sims like this in the future, it sure improves the dating pool. There’s just no guarantee she’ll enroll. But the moment you start controlling her, it’s in your hands from then on, and if you do, I’d recommend keeping all your enrolled sims in the same household to maintain control over their success at uni. Rotational play works really strangely for played households. Sometimes they do well, sometimes they end up on probation- I am still figuring that part out.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
    babajayne wrote: »
    If you have never played her household, she might actually attend university on her own, proceed through it with an average grade, and you can enjoy the benefits of that without the hassle of playing her. In my test run, Alice Spencer-Kim appeared as a dorm roommate and sure enough, she finished the term with my sim and re-enrolled on her own. I didn’t have to play her, it just happened. So I look forward to encountering sims like this in the future, it sure improves the dating pool. There’s just no guarantee she’ll enroll. But the moment you start controlling her, it’s in your hands from then on, and if you do, I’d recommend keeping all your enrolled sims in the same household to maintain control over their success at uni. Rotational play works really strangely for played households. Sometimes they do well, sometimes they end up on probation- I am still figuring that part out.

    Unfortunately, in a manner of speaking, I have played her household. I made sure they had skills (thanks to MCCC). I do wish EA would come up with a better way to allow the player to set the skills of each of their created Sims while in CAS. It's shocking to me that when you create a family, parents and children, that the adults/Elders/teens and child Sims have zero skills when you dump them into a neighborhood. So, I gave them skills, mostly using the roll of dice to set an arbitrary number. Then I had Tamela's (rhymes with Pamela) Dad get a job and I cheated his job level since she's a teen. Hate to think of him as a totally worthless employee all of those years with nothing to show for his work. LOL So, they have a dark green plumbbob over their household. I will have to go age her up manually, since she's still a teen. Not only that but she did show up at Erik's Meet & Greet and to my shock she passed out. Found her on the floor laying on her side. It reminded me of what happened to Erik when he had a fatal disease with only hours left to live. So, I quickly went to her lot after the event was over to remove the symptoms and to disable her from autonomous tragic occurrences. Just because Erik beat the 20% chance of survival after the surgery didn't mean she would, too. :open_mouth: I made her specifically for him. Oi!

    So, yes I have been in that lot more than once. And that would require I control her at uni. Also, since we have two choices, there is nothing to suggest she would end up in the same university as Erik, I wouldn't think. I currently don't have anyone at Foxworthy<
    makes me think of the comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

    At any rate, I do thank you for your thoughtful response. You've given me something to truly think about. :)
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
    If you do, you'll have to either control her yourself and make her apply to the same Uni, or shift+click her to enroll her directly to the Uni you want her to be. Either way, I believe making her move into the same dorm means you'll end up controlling her too. The game can't be expected to house her in the same exact dorm as he is.

    Yes, but do you think it better that he have this time to grow? She's really his very first girlfriend. In Sims3 when I played him, he got engaged before he went off to university. He had any number of experiences (and no, he didn't sleep around) but he did discover there were other female Sims in the world and that he had outgrown his fiancee on so many levels.

    I guess that's the true question I'm asking.

    What does anyone think about that?
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  • babajaynebabajayne Posts: 493 Member
    He sounds like a catch, from what you’ve written about him. I wouldn’t be quick to tie him down. 😊 She may be perfect for him in the end, but I would rest easy knowing she can’t move on without him. However, if you use story progression through MCCC, surely she will move on. In that case, if he really wants her back, is she the kind of girl who will leave her new life to go back with him (especially since he’s a star?) or is she the type to say, “You had your chance and you blew it!” Maybe her new spouse meets with an untimely demise and that gets her to go back to him. Or maybe he finds someone new and decides that’s a better fit. I think you have a lot of options if you let him run free, and it would be more fun, for me at least.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
    babajayne wrote: »
    He sounds like a catch, from what you’ve written about him. I wouldn’t be quick to tie him down. 😊 She may be perfect for him in the end, but I would rest easy knowing she can’t move on without him. However, if you use story progression through MCCC, surely she will move on. In that case, if he really wants her back, is she the kind of girl who will leave her new life to go back with him (especially since he’s a star?) or is she the type to say, “You had your chance and you blew it!” Maybe her new spouse meets with an untimely demise and that gets her to go back to him. Or maybe he finds someone new and decides that’s a better fit. I think you have a lot of options if you let him run free, and it would be more fun, for me at least.

    Your comment intrigues me. As far as I know, I haven't set up story progression via MCCC. I don't fiddle much with the settings anyway. I just go into the settings I need and make a few changes. I shall now have to look to see if story progression is already enabled. I recall another time back in Sims3 when I was first using Master Controller, that the new prospective lady-love for Erik was barely placed into the game, when story progression got her snatched up almost immediately. If memory serves, she hadn't even met Erik, yet. :open_mouth: Left to his own devices, Erik follows his heart a bit too much. In a blog I was writing about him, his (now late) mother asked him if he even knew the color of the Sims' eyes? Erik falls in love as easily as others fall off of a log. Too quickly. And, sometimes, he's a bit of a plum about it. He doesn't mean to be, he really is a good guy, but his process of decision is sometimes, shall we say, lacking in logic?

    I may just let him have his experience alone. Already his brother's grades are mediocre trying to remain at home. I had thought this was a way to keep his younger siblings grades up, but I find myself neglecting to have Aaron study. And when I set him to study, he was very late to soccer practice. Since he's on an athletic scholarship, he must participate on the Team. :open_mouth:

    I think I'm just waxing a bit nostalgic. As when we first got university, I had all three of these boys at uni together. My attempt at that fell flat this time. I'm hoping I can have either Aaron or at least Joey, Jr., join Erik. Or, I'll just let Erik have his fun. LOL

    Thank you for weighing in!
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  • StarfreeStarfree Posts: 434 Member
    @GalacticGal: you could go in to manage households & change her family to "unplayed" so you won't have to control her; then just see how it goes?
  • popstarissapopstarissa Posts: 253 Member
    No way, sow those while oats, man! 🤣
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
    No way, sow those while oats, man! 🤣

    Okay, I hear you loud and clear. But, I object to sowing wild oats, as you often reap what you sow. Don't want any little crumb-crunchers before their time. ;)
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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 85,670 Member
    If you do, you'll have to either control her yourself and make her apply to the same Uni, or shift+click her to enroll her directly to the Uni you want her to be. Either way, I believe making her move into the same dorm means you'll end up controlling her too. The game can't be expected to house her in the same exact dorm as he is.

    Yes, but do you think it better that he have this time to grow? She's really his very first girlfriend. In Sims3 when I played him, he got engaged before he went off to university. He had any number of experiences (and no, he didn't sleep around) but he did discover there were other female Sims in the world and that he had outgrown his fiancee on so many levels.

    I guess that's the true question I'm asking.

    What does anyone think about that?

    Sims left at home won't cheat. As far as Erik is concerned he wont cheat if you dont make him.

  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,809 Member
    Trust me, I play my own Core Values. Cheating is something I'm very against. It's not exactly victim-less.
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