Pointless visit to the rabbit hole

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Pointless visit to the rabbit hole

Post by Sara_Darkees » May 21st, 2019, 3:21 am

I know inactive characters can visit rabbit holes, but they do it in some weird way. For example, when the theater is a screening of the film, they're not going to watch the film, as do active sims. Their visit, where they pretend to go to the show, doesn't affect the need for fun in any way and, it means, it's just pointless. I tried to stop this pointless visit, but, when clicking on the rabbit hole (using a returner), I regret to find that there was not the right string to disable the autonomy of this action. I'd like to ensure that all sims have fun as it should. But first, I have to stop this weird visits. Does anyone know how to do that?

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Post by igazor » May 21st, 2019, 3:46 am

The game itself does that, I think to give the illusion that the town is busy and vibrant and so that your sims have someone to meet and discuss the show with afterwards even if the inactives were "just hanging out" there for no apparent reason. They do this at hospitals, police stations, grocery stores, city hall and other locations my sims frequent as well. I also often see entire households group up and go to a place that serves food only to turn around and go back home again without having any.

I believe AwesomeMod has some sort of options for more intelligent inactive sim pushes to community lots like that, but I can't think of any other way to prevent that kind of behavior.

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Post by Sara_Darkees » May 21st, 2019, 4:16 am

Why is that? As if someone very lazy had come up with this useless action instead of making the characters do something useful. But worst of all, I can't stop it :x I find the town quite lively and I even find it strange that the sims are too active on the other side of town from my active family. And doesn't AwesomeMod conflict with nraas mods?

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Post by igazor » May 21st, 2019, 4:43 am

You have the option of throttling inactive sim pushes to community lots generally, but that would stifle both the unexplained ones and the ones where sims seem to have a purpose for being someplace. It's the nature of the game in many cases that a sim is drawn to a lot and then decides if they wish to do anything that sparks their interest once they are there. If they do not need fun relief, they may not see the movie or go into the club and start dancing, if they are not hungry they won't sit down and have dinner but they may stand around and socialize (or do stupid idle things like surf the web on their phones).

Awesome can be used in conjunction with NRaas mods, but as a heavy hitting Core Mod, I wouldn't necessarily recommend that unless there is something in Awesome that the player knows they like and really must have.
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Pointless visit to the rabbit hole

Post by Sara_Darkees » May 21st, 2019, 5:01 am

I'd just like to stop the pointless visits to the rabbit holes, I don't mind the sims just hanging out and talking. And you will agree that it is quite strange that the sims instead of really enjoy the movie, do it fake, and after that outside reading a book or chatting on the phone. I've often seen characters without a purpose go into a bistro, but I've also seen them take food from there and go eat outside. I was just hoping that this pointless action that is available to inactive sims, but not available to active and on the player's command, is somewhere very well hidden.

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Post by Sara_Darkees » May 21st, 2019, 10:59 pm

I think I found what I was looking for. At least now sims will not pretend to go to the movies and performances. Now I just need to find out how they visit other buildings...

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