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What did I do wrong?

Post by KevinL5275 » December 16th, 2018, 5:06 pm

I needed to get to Egypt for a quest, but I also needed the Stir-Fry recipe from China, so I figured I'd make two trips into one trip.

I traveled to China, bought the recipe, and then traveled to Egypt. But now I have no "travel time" display, and no option to "return home" from the Travel menu on the phone. I tried traveling back to my home, but that didn't work right, either. It thought my hometown was another vacation world and asked me where I wanted to live. I quit without saving.

Reading this forum I found this advice from the ever-helpful Igazor:
In fact, even if you were in vacation mode you could travel sims to a third world (a vacation within a vacation) as long as you have them retrace their steps backwards when finished and don't change active households to ensure that no one gets abandoned in a foreign world without a proper Change Hometown being run on them. That isn't what you are doing, so just mentioning it for future reference.
So is that what I did wrong? If I travel again while traveling, I need to travel BACK to the first world and THEN return home? I saved before I left Egypt so I'm going to try traveling back to China right now.

Thank you.

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Post by KevinL5275 » December 16th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Looks like that worked, I traveled back to China, then I could return home back to Angel City.

Yay!
 

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Post by igazor » December 16th, 2018, 5:54 pm

That was what the passage you quoted meant, yes. The vacation within a vacation was never even an intended feature of Traveler, I believe Chain (or Twallan) allowed it by accident but it's worked out well enough for enough players for Chain to have left it in. You do have to retrace your steps though (ABCBA) and not try to return home without doing so (ABCA) or leave any of the sims traveling with you improperly stranded along the way.

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Post by Chain_Reaction » December 16th, 2018, 8:42 pm

That was my oopsie. It's probably something I should reverse as it's not really that forgiving to the player when they fail to retrace their steps correctly.

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