Quirky Little Gems
- Flushing the toilet while another sim is in a shower in the same room will *always* cause the sims to have a serious fallout and their relation to take a nose dive! That's why I often separate the two by use of some room dividers. Once the game considers them to be in different rooms, this quirk will not happen anymore.
- Hacking grades is dangerous. It's possible for your sims to gain points on their GPA for the semester, but it can also cause them to trip an alarm that causes campus security to come after them, in which case they may LOSE points or even be expelled! In most cases, when a sim can do this, they're already doing way to good to take the risk anyway.
- I know that TwoJeffs has included a fix against the static-rug prank in one of his mods, and perhaps Pescado and Squinge made some too.
There is, however, a quirk that I think deserves mentioning. It's something that I have never seen mentioned anywhere else, too.
When a sim has gained some business perks, they can teach them to others. So far, there's nothing new. But what very few people know, is the following: normally teaching a sim even a single level of the perk will take several hours. But you can speed it up considerably. As soon as the "training bar" has appeared over the learning sim's head, cancel the interaction, and then start it again. Lather, rinse, repeat, and the recieving sim will gain the perk very quickly. I've had sims learn all five levels of a perk in under four hours.
* fanseelamb is baffled
Ooh ooh I have one. The toddler bottle steal! That's super cute and pretty rare I think? If you have 2 toddlers and one is drinking from a bottle, you can have the other toddler click the bottle and try to steal it.
Speaking of campfires... i'd hoped the TS2 campfire would be able to spawn a ghost or something interesting, like the TS1 campfires. The TS1 campfires were so much more useful, what with the campfire sing-alongs and ghost stories, etc. The University Bonfire was a mega-disappointment to me, too. I expected SOMETHING quirky out of that... Some kind of llama /cow ritual or something! haha. that would've been awesome.
Also, BO, that cheaty cancel-restart thing to teach skills faster - do you know if it works on the special Freetime book skills too? My sim is currently studying Physiology and he seems to be learning it a lot faster than expected. I did cancel and restart a few times, not for that purpose, just because I wanted him to go do other things. I had assumed he just has an innate talent for physiology but maybe the cancelling had something to do with it.