My male Sims are...Simulicious!
Ripp Grunt ran away too, once. This was before I knew you could call and report the kid missing so the police would bring them back. General Buzz kept breaking down sobbing before I figured out how to get Ripp back. I felt so bad for him.
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I thought once they run away they're gone for good until its time for them to turn into adults?
Nope -- you can use the phone to report the runaway teen missing, and usually the police turn up with the wayward teen in tow. I have seen one instance where a runaway teen never returned, so I don't know if there is a failure rate on whether a teen is returned or not (that legacy was pretty lol-worthy in its screw-ups).
If you don't call to report a teen missing, then they turn up on the day they become an adult.
I've only ever had Lilith Pleasant run away in my game, accidentally at first and then orchestrated after that (and sometimes she returns pregnant, just to increase the ire of her mother). In my game, Daniel is always the one to come out and apologise when Lilith returns, which I find interesting -- Lilith never recovers relationship with her mother, but she does her sister and father.
Usually it's a combo of very large households and parents paying too much attention to their job-progression and not enough to their children.
It's been a while though, perhaps I should play bigger households again..
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After his mother frantically called the police, he was returned to their custody. He still hates them. He'll probably run away again, unless they wise up.
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parent phoned the police and he returned...still hated on the father though.
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While I'm fooling around with one of them the lone adult and one of the teens apparently got into some sort of altercation and suddenly the teen ran away. I was pretty unhappy about this as I had a much longer chore of getting him back before I could convert him to a townie than I had planned. I couldn't even just teleport him back on the lot I had to buy a phone and call the cops to get him back. Meanwhile I sent of the others and just kept the adult waiting for the kids return. When he came back I had to zap his aspiration to platinum to keep him on the lot so I could finish making my changes undo the relationships and convert them both to townies.
Never had one run away while playing though, plenty of sneaking out at night but no runaways.
So, here is my teenage version of me. Has 100/100 to both parents, and 95/100 to all my siblings. My family went perfectly normal, until my Simself queue up the "runaway" action. Dunno how, my simself run away, and my SimMom just laugh when she saw me run from home. She never called the police, neither my SimDad, until three days later, I went back home, with perfect Platinum mood.
I don't have any mod. I have NO IDEA how that could happen. I guess my life is sorta dramatic?
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Anyway, I made General Buzz call the police and Ripp returned within a few sim hours. I cancelled the "apologize" in the General's action que, when Ripp returned (if I had my way, I'd have added Discipline--spank in the General's que ). I made Ripp apologize again and again to his father "I'm sorry dad, I've been a brat!. I'll even do chores around the house even though I haate cleaning. (er like the supreme sim controller told me to)"
Now many days have passed since and Ripp has much better relationship with his family. He is even up to 4 neat points and he's almost gotten the cleaning scholarship (heh..heh). General Buzz is much happier now that he's married Chloe Singles and has a son named Gun who's ten nice points (how that happened with both grouchy parents I don't know) and a daughter named Missile who is only 1 nice point. Both green skinned kids.
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The moral of the story: feed your visiting teen Sims before you select them with "Control This Sim". It became kind of a rule in my gameplay.
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The other time it was some random townie who kind of decided of his own accord that he'd live with my legacy family. He had a one time thing with the teen girl living there, Leah, and though it was casual he just... would NOT leave. He had a job, though, so it was nice until he got jealous when Leah got a cat and she started getting grouchy with him for trying to befriend it. He ran away after that.
...I had way too many hacks in my game at that time.