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* What's with the way the Sims act in 3? They reach UncannyValley a lot, especially Mortimer. Is he mentally sane, or just weird?

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* What's with the way the Sims act in 3? They reach UncannyValley a lot, especially Mortimer. Is he mentally sane, or just weird? weird?
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** Clothing isn't a part of your body, so wearing different clothes as you get older is normal.
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*** Pee is filtered from blood, so maybe their blood is see-through. Have we ever seen a Sim bleed?



** With the pants and skirts thing, remember that when they sit on the toilet, it's censored. Maybe they do that, but you can't see it.
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** They are much more self sufficient on their own and can legally hold a job until they grow up. But to move in, they merely need citizenship papers from a biological parent

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** They are much more self sufficient on their own and can legally hold a job until they grow up. But to move in, they merely need citizenship papers from a biological parentparent.
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* Sims can WooHoo the Grim Reaper. How?

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* Sims can WooHoo [=WooHoo=] the Grim Reaper. How?


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** For the jumping one, you can hate something but still be good at it.
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** Even stranger is when sims wet themselves there's a puddle and they look down and react as if there's a stain on their clothes, but their clothing remains dry and unchanged, how hard would it have been to add a dark spot after a bladder failure, even if it disappears after a short time?


** Speaking personally, I moved out at 16 and went to the city, completely alone. My nanna did the same when she was 14. And that's RealLife!



** Isn't the error in all Sims games and not just that expansion? Anyway, I'm almost certain it is technical limitations. The developers couldn't program the kids friends, (or enemies) who are the same age to go the school as well. At least not while your not playing them.

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** Isn't the error in all Sims games and not just that expansion? Anyway, I'm almost certain it is it's likely technical limitations. The developers couldn't program the kids friends, (or enemies) who are the same age to go the school as well. At least not while your you're not playing them.



*** If true, then why can't our Sim Child be home schooled, or go to the school with the odd hours?

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*** If true, then why can't our the player's Sim Child be home schooled, or go to the school with the odd hours?



*** I hope that's true, since I named my ''[[VideoGame/{{PokemonBlackAndWhite}} Black]]'' character after Vidcund...
* I forgot the characters name, not having played VideoGame/TheSims2 in ''years'', but I clearly remember that when you go through the memories of one of the characters, one of her memories is doing [=WooHoo=] with TheGrimReaper. Seeing as he's a skeleton....''how''?

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*** I hope that's true, since I named my ''[[VideoGame/{{PokemonBlackAndWhite}} Black]]'' character after Vidcund...
* I forgot Sims can WooHoo the characters name, not having played VideoGame/TheSims2 in ''years'', but I clearly remember that when you go through the memories of one of the characters, one of her memories is doing [=WooHoo=] with TheGrimReaper. Seeing as he's a skeleton....''how''? Grim Reaper. How?



** Lions are the national animal of England, yet I don't think there's any lions there. (Except in zoos maybe.)
** Unicorns are the national animal of Scotland. Enough said.

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** Lions are the national animal of England, yet I don't think there's any even though lions there. (Except in zoos maybe.)
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* When Sims tell jokes, a series of pictures appear in speech bubbles while they speak Simlish in a joke tone. Whenever they do that, I can't help but wonder what joke possibly has all those things in it, but sometimes I can even think of one that has to do with the images. So are the images chosen randomly, or did the creators actually think of real jokes and use pictures to illustrate them? (If it's the latter, it could be GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the dirty jokes, if the player knows a joke that has to do with the speech bubble images)

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* When Sims tell jokes, a series of pictures appear in speech bubbles while they speak Simlish in a joke tone. Whenever they do that, I can't help but wonder what joke possibly has all those things in it, but sometimes I can even think of one that has to do with the images. So are the images chosen randomly, or did the creators actually think of real jokes and use pictures to illustrate them? (If it's the latter, it could be GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the dirty jokes, if the player knows a joke that has to do with the speech bubble images)


** That was just a case of shameless product placement. The patch included that wish because the next expansion included Hot Tubs. "Want to satisfy your Sim's wish? Buy the new expansion!". What bugs Me, is that with the expansion installed, my Sims have yet to wish for a hot tub, when previous to having the expansion, they kept wanting that damn hot tub every day.

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** That was just a case of shameless product placement. The patch included that wish because the next expansion included Hot Tubs. "Want to satisfy your Sim's wish? Buy the new expansion!". What bugs Me, is that with the expansion installed, my Sims have yet to wish for a hot tub, when previous to having the expansion, they kept wanting that damn hot tub every day.



* Why don't Sims react to certain events? For example, I had a married lesbian couple in one game. One of them had an affair with her wife's brother, and got pregnant by him. ''The wife never questioned it''. Huh? Does she think girls just randomly get pregnant or that her wife got an AI?

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* Why don't Sims react to certain events? For example, I had in one game there was a married lesbian couple in one game.couple. One of them had an affair with her wife's brother, and got pregnant by him. ''The wife never questioned it''. Huh? Does she think girls just randomly get pregnant or that her wife got an AI?



*** What gets me is that my Sim was on the computer and his sister walks in and begins to freak out, saying that he was cheating on his boyfriend. Sure, she was an excitable Sim, but still.
* Yes, there are {{Game Mod}}s for this too, but [[Tropers/SlvstrChung this troper]] is annoyed that ''[=TS3=]'' does not support more than 5 Traits out of the box. Seriously, EA, what kind of personality-deficient buffs work at ''your'' office that you can describe them with only five adjectives? I don't know ''anyone'' who can be accurately captured with less than seven. The traits system itself was a major step in the right direction (as opposed to the silly points system of the second game), but you didn't take it far enough.
** I seem to recall at least one interview where the dev team cited Quirks in TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} for one of the things that inspired the trait system; it's likely an artifact of that (Which, in turn, is likely an artifact of the fact that GURPS is notoriously pentaphilic)



** I also find it too short. Especially since childhood is the cutest and most fun stage for me.



*** Additionally or actually fixed as of a patch that came around the time of Generations. My vanilla Sims 3 game (plus mods, none of which affect aging and none of which are used in my main game) now allows a lot of new options, including adjusting the length of life stages (in days) within and beyond the basic lifespan settings.

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*** Additionally or actually fixed as of a patch that came around the time of Generations. My vanilla Sims 3 game (plus mods, none of which affect aging and none of which are used in my main game) now allows a lot of new options, including adjusting the length of life stages (in days) within and beyond the basic lifespan settings.



* Mary-Sue is not a MarySue. There's a very low chance that the creators of the game even [[OpinionMyopia know what Mary Sue means.]] No one I've met outside the internet does. The parody of the "perfect" suburban life is a common trope (look at Series/DesperateHousewives for the same kind of thing) but that is not the same kind of perfection as the MarySue archetype. If they were trying to parody the archetype, they wouldn't have made her a middle-aged lobbyist at level 1 in her career track. On that note, there's nothing in canon to suggest that Angela is the cheerleader who picked on you in high school. It's not her fault that her parents neglected her sister and "patient and dutiful" does not a MarySue make (or a mean girl, or a preppy princess.) She dreams of being a ''fishing boat captain.'' You know who gets turned in a Sue the most in the fandom? Lilith, the special snowflake goth who's soooo much cooler and badass. By the same people who accuse her mother and sister of it.
** Mary Sue is a perfectionist. She probably ''wants'' to be a MarySue. And playing Lilith and Angela is boring for me, since I see Lilith as a JerkSue and Angela as a PuritySue.
*** It's the opposite for this troper. I see Angela as being a StepfordSmiler and Lilith as being a BrokenBird. They're both interesting to raise in game, but a lot of people are too harsh on Angela. Like in real life, two people can have very different reactions to the same situation (in this case, their dysfunctional family).

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* Mary-Sue is not a MarySue. There's a very low chance that the creators of the game even [[OpinionMyopia know what Mary Sue means.]] No one I've met outside the internet does. The parody of the "perfect" suburban life is a common trope (look at Series/DesperateHousewives for the same kind of thing) but that is not the same kind of perfection as the MarySue archetype. If they were trying to parody the archetype, they wouldn't have made her a middle-aged lobbyist at level 1 in her career track. On that note, there's nothing in canon to suggest that Angela is the cheerleader who picked on you in high school. It's not her fault that her parents neglected her sister and "patient and dutiful" does not a MarySue make (or a mean girl, or a preppy princess.) She dreams of being a ''fishing boat captain.'' You know who gets turned in a Sue the most in the fandom? Lilith, the special snowflake goth who's soooo much cooler and badass. By the same people who accuse her mother and sister of it.
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** Mary Sue is a perfectionist. She probably ''wants'' to be a MarySue. And playing Lilith and Angela is boring for me, since I see Lilith as a JerkSue and Angela as a PuritySue.\n*** It's the opposite for this troper. I see Angela as being a StepfordSmiler and Lilith as being a BrokenBird. They're both interesting to raise in game, but a lot of people are too harsh on Angela. Like in real life, two people can have very different reactions to the same situation (in this case, their dysfunctional family).



** I think the creators try to make the game somewhat realistic and well, that is TruthInTelevision. Some parents do envision their kids growing up to look one way and their kid grows up to look like something totally different.
* For some reason it drives me ABSOLUTELY CRAZY that Sims don't pull their pants down/hike their skirts up when they sit on the toilet. I'm well aware that the game [[NoFlowInCGI just isn't built for clothing to shift around on the Sim like that]], but it still causes me disproportionate amounts of annoyance.
** This troper noticed they don't even pee - there's no urine. Also why is their urine apparently clear, despite them never drinking water?

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** I think Maybe the creators try to make the game somewhat realistic and well, that is TruthInTelevision. Some parents do envision their kids growing up to look one way and their kid grows up to look like something totally different.
* For some reason it drives me ABSOLUTELY CRAZY that Sims don't pull their pants down/hike their skirts up when they sit on the toilet. I'm well aware that the game [[NoFlowInCGI just isn't built for clothing to shift around on the Sim like that]], but it still causes me disproportionate amounts of annoyance.
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don't even pee - there's no urine. Also why is their urine apparently clear, despite them never drinking water?



** It's weird, but surprisingly realistic. I actually struck up a conversation with a girl in a bar once. My opening line was, "Hey, I saw you working the coffee machine in Starbucks once". I'd only ever been there that one time.


** [[WatsonianVsDoylist Doylistian reasons]]. Why is Kaylynn a few days into child stage when she's just turned into an adult "50 years later"? Because someone at EA wanted her in. Why does nobody in Twinbrook know each others' traits? Because it's the same expansion that introduces trait-related Profession features and they did'nt want to spoil it if you moved someone in your household. Why are sims not connected on Isla Paradiso family trees? Because time constraint.

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** [[WatsonianVsDoylist Doylistian reasons]]. Why is Kaylynn a few days into child stage when she's just turned into an adult "50 years later"? Because someone at EA wanted her in. Why does nobody in Twinbrook know each others' traits? Because it's the same expansion that introduces trait-related Profession features and they did'nt didn't want to spoil it if you moved someone in your household. Why are sims not connected on Isla Paradiso family trees? Because time constraint.

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*** Perhaps this was true, until he got sent to military school like the player-controlled children who cut school, but was too weak for military training so they had him deliver newspapers instead.

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* Many casual fans refer to the Sims as "Sims characters", but since the title itself refers to the entire race of digital people in the games, isn't this as redundant as, say, referring to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] as "the guy from the ''Mario'' games"? It sort of comes off as a bizarre inversion of IAmNotShazam where the title ''does'' refer to the main characters but casual fans ''don't'' realize this.

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* When Sims tell jokes, a series of pictures appear in speech bubbles while they speak Simlish in a joke tone. Whenever they do that, I can't help but wonder what joke possibly has all those things in it, but sometimes I can even think of one that has to do with the images. So are the images chosen randomly, or did the creators actually think of real jokes and use pictures to illustrate them? (If it's the latter, it could be GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the dirty jokes, if the player knows a joke that has to do with the speech bubble images)

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*** You can quite clearly see he doesn't have much, if anything, below the lumbar spine. That being said, you can pleasure a woman with things other than your ding-a-ling. He definitely has fingers, and his face is hidden, so we can't rule out a tongue. Also, the point about magic is a good one.

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** [[WatsonianVsDoylist Doylistian reasons]]. Why is Kaylynn a few days into child stage when she's just turned into an adult "50 years later"? Because someone at EA wanted her in. Why does nobody in Twinbrook know each others' traits? Because it's the same expansion that introduces trait-related Profession features and they did'nt want to spoil it if you moved someone in your household. Why are sims not connected on Isla Paradiso family trees? Because time constraint.

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* In the Bird Sisters family, they have a cat for some reason. Why keep a cat if they eat birds?! And in the County Cowpokes household, Johnny can't even ride. On top of this, Freebird has level 5 jumping skill despite the fact she has the Hates Jumping Trait. And two sims in the Unfretted With Feathers household have level 4 and 9 riding skill respectively, yet they don't have a horse! What's the deal with those families?


** Lions are the national animal off England, yet I don't think there's any lions there. (Except in zoos maybe.)

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** Lions are the national animal off of England, yet I don't think there's any lions there. (Except in zoos maybe.))
** Unicorns are the national animal of Scotland. Enough said.


*** If true, then why can't our SimChild be home schooled, or go to the school with the odd hours?

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*** If true, then why can't our SimChild Sim Child be home schooled, or go to the school with the odd hours?



** Lions are the national animal off England, yet I don't think there's any lions there. (Except in zoo's maybe.)

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*** You'd think there would be. There isn't. The closest thing to a full afro in any of the stuff/expansion packs is in the Katy Perry's Sweet Treats stuff pack, but it has an enormous tacky candy accessory on it. It's not just the devs, either - this troper spent ''months'' trawling multiple modding sites' content before seeing an afro.

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** Real answer, though. There ''is'' a penis bone (-r. Heh heh.) called baculum, although it's only present in animals like monkeys, not in humans (also, the penis bone is seperated from the skeleton anyway). Who's to say the Grim Reaper has any trace of humanity at all, though, or that scientific facts apply to him since he's a supernatural being? Heck, for all we know, he could use magic for some temporary hanky-panky. [[TakeAThirdOption Or not be a complete skeleton to begin with.]]

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