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Jake264
26th Apr 2010, 8:50 PM
I have read several references to problems with romancing locals while on vacation, should these types of relationships just be avoided or are they possible? What exactly are the issues? Do the same problems exist romancing tourists in your home town?

I am playing a wiped town with nothing but the commercial lots (gym, park, arena, science lab etc, just no houses) so it's not very populated. I found a simette tourist but don't want to waste time if there are bugs. Thanks.

Shimrod101
26th Apr 2010, 10:51 PM
I've never had any problems with romancing locals while on vacation. Uhh...my sim, I mean, has never had problems. It's worked exactly the same as romance at home. The only problem I've had with tourists in my home hood is that they have a tendency to disappear, go back home, before my sim has made all the moves.

Srikandi
27th Apr 2010, 12:56 AM
You can invite a foreign sim to visit if you need to finish romancing them :) Should be an option on the phone.

And yeah, foreign sims make great partners. They start with some good skills (relevant to their home country), and they have hidden traits they can pass down to their kids :)

ani_
27th Apr 2010, 4:58 AM
But romancing a tourist is not all fun and games. They tend to age up very fast (they are adults when you first meet them, and elders when you visit them again), also I'm experiencing a bug/feature (not sure which one it is), where after the foreign sim moves in, they no longer age.

rulespotter
27th Apr 2010, 6:24 AM
I've never had a problem with romancing sims on vacation before but lately they seem to not be interested, probably nothing to do with it but this didnt start happening until after i updated my game to the latest update.

Also another glitch i've experienced with romancing a sim on vacation, i sent my sim to "egypt" and he romanced a sim there, when he was back at home the sim he romanced died, i sent him back there and discovered that he had a son there ?!?!?!?! dont know how it happened but apparently foreign sims can get pregnant from a shy kiss. :wtf:

simbalena
28th Apr 2010, 3:49 AM
dont know how it happened but apparently foreign sims can get pregnant from a shy kiss. :wtf:

Sims can parent foreign children without even knowing the other parent. It's a known bug.

mikey
30th Apr 2010, 7:59 AM
I haven't had any problems with Sims in romance while on vacation as far as not being able to marry, not being able to return home, immaculate concepted children, etc. However, a few days ago, I had my Sim visit China for the Martial Arts Tournament. The last opponent (female) started flirting with him, so I played along. Next thing I know, the option to Propose Going Steady shows up, when he has a wife and kids at home. He was even able to marry her. I then tried with a couple other locals, but no dice. So he took her home. Then I wondered if I could do the same in France and Egypt. Long story short, he now has 4 wives, one from the home world and 1 from each of the vacation worlds. Now how does this happen? No check against the sim being married between worlds?

Srikandi
30th Apr 2010, 9:03 AM
Well, some cultures allow polygamy! That would certainly apply to Egyptian and traditional Chinese culture... in France they usually call the second wife a mistress, of course ;)

Had to point that out... but seriously, it sounds like a bug :O Kinda fun one though!

Wonder if polyandry is supported too :)

mikey
30th Apr 2010, 1:32 PM
lol, it's a Feature, not a bug! That's funny, Ella's response was similar, "Maybe EA subscribes to the Muslim polygamous marriage thing - 1 wife is good, 4 wives are better?". If I'm gonna be stuck with a bug, might as well be this one. I'm using a No Shoo Mod (thanks to BailaBaila), No Jealousy LTR, and upped the 8 sim household limit (thanks to Twallen) and playing with all of them in one house, at least for now.

simbalena
1st May 2010, 2:23 AM
No check against the sim being married between worlds?

Yes, it seems like when you're on vacation the game ignores the other members of your household who stayed home. When I had three sims on vacation I got the ask to move in option when my household already had eight members. I didn't do it though because I thought it would ruin my game.

But I'm definitely going to try marrying multiple sims :)

blackwood13
6th May 2010, 11:10 PM
I seem to have the opposite problem...I have a sim my girl is Best friends with, the special Merchant for China Zhan Su. I can only get as far as "Amorous Hug", "Flirt" and "Hold Hands" with him; otherwise we're maxed out in relationship.

Is this because he is the Special Merchant? She invited him to her home, and we still have the same problems. I want her to get pregnant, and it will never happen at this rate -- please help!

Ghost sdoj
7th May 2010, 3:30 AM
Apparently the problem comes after you go home and come back. If they die, the game replaces them by creating a baby. And it picks the sim they had the highest relationship with to be the other parent. Guess who that is?

atashirashikuikite8
23rd Jul 2010, 6:03 PM
Long story short, he now has 4 wives, one from the home world and 1 from each of the vacation worlds. Now how does this happen? No check against the sim being married between worlds?

Oh my gosh. I snorted as I was reading this. :rofl:

Exyll
23rd Jul 2010, 6:09 PM
I haven't had any problems with Sims in romance while on vacation as far as not being able to marry, not being able to return home, immaculate concepted children, etc. However, a few days ago, I had my Sim visit China for the Martial Arts Tournament. The last opponent (female) started flirting with him, so I played along. Next thing I know, the option to Propose Going Steady shows up, when he has a wife and kids at home. He was even able to marry her. I then tried with a couple other locals, but no dice. So he took her home. Then I wondered if I could do the same in France and Egypt. Long story short, he now has 4 wives, one from the home world and 1 from each of the vacation worlds. Now how does this happen? No check against the sim being married between worlds?

I guess what happens in <insert vacation location> stays in <insert vacation location>.
Why ruin your harem with logic? ;)

lol, it's a Feature, not a bug! That's funny, Ella's response was similar, "Maybe EA subscribes to the Muslim polygamous marriage thing - 1 wife is good, 4 wives are better?". If I'm gonna be stuck with a bug, might as well be this one. I'm using a No Shoo Mod (thanks to BailaBaila), No Jealousy LTR, and upped the 8 sim household limit (thanks to Twallen) and playing with all of them in one house, at least for now.

Speaking of harems (something I've given up on) what does the No Shoo Mod do?
And what is the No Jealousy LTR doing for your sim? I got it and tried to flirt in front of my wife to see if it worked...it didnt (lol) so maybe I dont understand it's function:
Isnt it supposed to stop other sims from being jealous of your actions with *other* sims?
Thats what I took it to mean, but um, ya, I dont think that's the actual function