If love was easy, we wouldn’t have self-help books, matchmaking services, personal ads, and Heaven-knows-how many songs written about the subject. The poor Sims aren’t that much better off, and finally have a place to go to help them find the love of their virtual little lives. Outings and Dates Defined Social gatherings in Nightlife are classified into two major categories: Outings and Dates. They use similar systems, so they’ll be covered together. The major differences between the two are what’s expected, and how many people can participate.
The Sims 2 Nightlife Game Guide
Big and the Diva. The Sims 2 Nightlife on PC: RSS Feed Widget. Well, now that we’re through that sadistic slugfest part of the FAQ, it’s time to talk about how to consistently have a Dream Date each and every time and completely abuse the system in a way that would make Maxis cry. Now, to explain this segment by example is our other Axiom resident, the luv-u-ree female biped Xyni and her portable cow plant!
Not to be confused with the actual Xyni from my website, Xyni Platini from Second Life, that other Xyni I used for Wizardry 8, that one that I used for Morrowind, the Xyni I used from the original The Sims, and of course, definitely not the one used for the original Final Fantasy, which only supported four character names anyway. The name goes a long, long, long way back. Okay, nuff’ of that, onto the examples! Machinegun Dating! Well, here’s something you can’t do in real life, without some strange looks from people anyway.
Since Xyni is a popularity aspiring sim, she can stick to one sim she likes very much and satisfy all of her and her partner’s wants on demand without clashing with her aspiration nature, unlike Romance sims who might get wants to Make Out, Woohoo and fall in love with multiple sims while on a date, which can definitely clash with their dating goal at hand. Xyni also just graduated from Axiom University, so her palette of six wants and two locks gives her a much larger selection of actions and directions to go in on dates.
Xyni’s dates are ridiculously short, lasting less than two hours before they reach Dream Date level, mainly because of repeated Make Out and Woohoo actions, then she ends the date and starts it again immediately, locking any high scoring wants from the last date to be used as accelerants for the new date. More on the locking bit later. In the time it takes another sim to go through a fully extended Dream Date, Xyni can have four or five Dream Dates with her partner and amass obscene amounts aspiration points.
Its borderline unrealistic that any physical living being in real life could actually do that, and Maxis apparently didn’t think it unrealistic that a person can date the same person like fifteen times on the same day, so exploit it and bite away at the wound like a ferocious cougar on the weakest gazelle! Of course, Xyni’s “best friend” will stop by to give her a few flowers and other goodies from the compound dating, sometimes even during the current date, and hopefully, he wouldn’t get eaten by the cow plant.
Oh yes! Another goodie that comes from delivering a Dream Date is that the dating sims’ motives get about a fifth of their meters in all areas restored, save for Environment of course. What this means is that our healthy female biped here and her best friend can machinegun date practically indefinitely all day and night long without interruptions. Oh yeah, it should be noted that married couples can still date each other! Oh what an unrealistically ideal world The Sims 2 is! So don’t let a little something like monogamy get in the way of your sim’s dating pursuits!
Home Is Where Your Date Is The place where most good dates end should really be the place where they all begin, at home. Unlike real life where first time daters like to meet on neutral grounds just in case one of them is a serial killer, like Rally up there, in this game, sims can invite their date to meet them at home in the first place. Home has many advantages to it aside from being a place you are familiar with, you can fix some problems that might come up with build, buy and inventory mode and help make things work better, such as bringing the jukebox into the room when you need to dance together.
Having your sim’s date at home is also ideal for established romance sims with multiple lovers who have a better chance of going to Heaven than going on for a date on the town without receiving a fistful of slap. Of course, the reverse is kinda’ true should a more family oriented sim be domestically anchored to the old ball and chain and want to escape the confines of their spouse’s domain of terror.
Of course, pretty much every sim with the exception of the romance sim can become very satisfied with monogamy, so it’s really more for story purposes. Another help to having your sim’s date at home is that if your sim lives with other people, they can also help support the date to work better so you wouldn’t have to solo it on your own, such as with cooking meals and cleaning. Better yet, you can double date or even all out multi date all at the same time!
You can do this on community lots as well, but multiple dates mean multiple risks, so it’s good to be home. Yeah, it might be a massive undertaking, but with the home team advantage, it’ll be a snap! Downtown does have some advantages over home though, most important is the fact that actual worldly time doesn’t pass so you can be there for as long as you like if your motives are healthy. The second is that you will only find restaurants downtown, although the want to dine out with another sim is actually very low paying.
A good alternative to home though is to invite your sim to the “Base” mentioned in its own section. Of course, dates can travel around from one location to another, but home is the perfect place to anchor the dating relationship to a secure point before taking off to a community lot, plus you wouldn’t have to fear being caught cheating as remotely as much as if you were downtown.
Ummm, Control Your Date You wouldn’t have the luxury of controlling both of your dates all the time unless the sim has somehow moved in with your family or was built into the household. This works pretty well for micromanagement style players who like to build their neighborhoods and sim communities from the ground up, but more plug and play gamers might opt to wine and dine the townies instead.
After the household merging system that came with The Sims 2 University, it’s not all that hard to control any two of your own sims under one roof by merging the respected two families together. Even if they don’t have good relationships, you can force them to live with each other from the neighborhood screen. Additionally, if it’s a townie or service sim we are talking about here, you can purpose for them to “Move In” after reaching a good best friend relationship or even marriage if commitment is no problem for you.
Not only does controlling both of your sims give you an enormous advantage by burning the candle at both ends and increasing efficiency in unity Your date wouldn’t wander off to go bowling with Mrs. Crumplebottom , you’ll also be able to satisfy each other’s wants better. Taking 0 to ! If you dated a person under Xyni’s first three examples above, then you’re practically guaranteed to have a Dream Date if you just remotely try, however, you wouldn’t always have that much control over your date, and for the sake of immoral “common wisdom”, a little romantic variety doesn’t hurt, so this and the following rules are in the case that your date doesn’t like you very much.
So you might be asking, if Xyni was such a dedicated love interest to her man, why would she need to start dating total strangers? Well, her cow plant ate her “Best Friend”, the end. Okay, that didn’t really happen In any game that I saved at least , but if it did, this is what she would do on dates with complete strangers. Now then, it brings me great pleasure to reduce the wonders of dating into a cold hard soul lacking science – again — but this time in steps!
At Okay Level: The first three hours of the date are the most important and difficult. This is when your new date is at their most alienated state and when you don’t have any time extensions or hard hitting interactions. If you can manage to get them into the Good level and get the extended 2: If you are working a zero relationship, then you’re definitely in for a ride, although it’s not all that difficult if you’ve become experienced in how the dating system works and a complete utter disaster doesn’t disintegrate your date on arrival.
On the flip side, if the two sims have triple lightning bolt chemistry, you can get away with a very easy dream date and maxing to daily and lifetime relationship even if you make some big mistakes and start off as total strangers. The key to boosting the dating rating as fast as possible is to nail the intimate interaction related wants of both sims as quickly as possible, preferably nailing multiple at a time and getting a plus reaction from it in the process.
Let the sim and their date’s want list guide your actions. Metaphorically, you are trying to kill as many birds with as few stones as possible. Fulfilling wants by sheer number isn’t enough; you want your sim’s relationship to flourish and grow so that you can advance up the social interaction level, bring bigger paying wants and bring out the big guns like Woohoo and Makeout. Take note that a good indicating of actions that will work are the wants your partner has, sometimes they’ll want a risky action like Slow Dance or Make Out before they are typically ready for them.
It is a good bet that using those interactions that they want will work, although it’s not perfectly guaranteed, particularly if your sim’s chemistry isn’t going for them, but it’s a good hint and a bonus for if it does work. The hardest part when first dating is the first 30 points of daily relationship on both sides, take or give depending on chemistry The 30 mark is from neutral chemistry.
Hopefully your sims have good chemistry, but that’s wishful thinking too. Thankfully, Nightlife has the new “Ask” command that is far more effective than automated talking and informative too. You might want to have 10 points of daily relationship before you ask certain questions if your chemistry doesn’t bounce. Oh yes, please keep in mind that the full palette of “Ask” commands will not be available if your sim’s date is being controlled at the same time, the game kinda’ renders it redundant I would suppose.
This isn’t a particularly big deal though, as they get a default bonus relationship upon moving in together well past the zero point anyway where asking is most useful. Anyhow, back to using the “Ask” command, it is safe to generally first ask what your date’s sign is, then what their job is, followed by what turns them on or off, then their wants and fears. There are several other ask options, but you typically don’t want to ask them how much money they have until the relationship improves This seems to piss off the Diva and Mr.
Big in particular , although if you are a romance, pleasure seeker or a gold digging wealth sim, that’ll be the first question you want to ask, but really shouldn’t. The reason why the 30 point mark is so important is that it is when reliable double plus interactions become readily available, such as Gossip, Red Hands and Bust a’ Move. Fortunately, some of the “Ask” commands can result in double pluses as well, making them surprisingly effective given their quick speed, but be warned if you are trying not to actually get your sim romantically involved.
Ask commands also don’t have coordinating wants, so as soon as such actions as Admire, Tickle, Gossip, Dance Together become available, switch to them to double bank on the wants, especially on dates. At Good Level: Assuming that you made it here, you can now feel just a little bit relieved, even more so if you broke the 30 point barrier. At this stage, start using double plus reactions with minimal risk, it’s still not completely safe to start a romance, but try to get in some lifetime relationship effecting actions in like “Friendly Hug” and “Bust a’ Move”.
At Great Level: Hopefully at this point, your sim and their date will be at least friends at 50 relationship points. At this point, you can start using subtle romantic actions with a good chance of success like Peck, Sweet Talk and Romantic Hug. The key to this point is to start increasing lifetime relationship score with the low level intimate actions and work your way up to higher level ones. It’ll only get easier from this point. Remember, in order to perform stronger romantic interactions, it is the lifetime relationship level that is more vital.
Certain casual moves don’t do a thing at all of increasing the lifetime level, but others nudge it and the strongest romantic interactions shove it. Nonromantic actions like Bust a’ Move and Backrub can increase lifetime relationship a little, but you’d best turn to intimate actions under hug, flirt and kiss if you want the romance to bloom. At Dream Date: You have finally tasted the sweet taste of success!
You can always end your date here and expect roses in the morning, but there’s a pretty good chance that your sim’s relationships haven’t been maxed out to daily and lifetime relationship yet, and this is the best time to do it while the iron is hot! Ideally at this point, you will have increased your sim’s relationship to daily and above 50 Lifetime relationship. That’s not particularly easy to do normally, but the later examples in this section will help with that.
At this point, it’s fairly safe to use high level flirts like Caress, Hold Hands and Goose as well as the high level hugs and kisses. What you want to see in your sim and their want palette is the want to flirt or be flirted with. If you are lucky, hitting this want will lead to the make Make Out want in addition with the Kiss want, and satisfying that will lead to the Woohoo want and very possibly any of its alternate sisters like Woohoo in bed, Woohoo in Hot Tub, Woohoo in public, but most specifically Woohoo in car seems frequent if there is a car on your lot, including community lots.
Use the Tools of The Trade! In real life, we don’t have any real devices to make dates go better other than our own charismatic personality, oh wait, we have booze – and that made all the difference. Anyhow, the best place to start a date hands down is at home as mentioned before, but what I didn’t elaborate on where how aspiration rewards and other items can severely enhance your dating rating potential, as well as Love Potion 8.
First of all, I’ll talk about Love Potion 8. If you have a bottle of it, definitely use it within the first three hours of the date. At the very least, it’ll help to neutralize horrible chemistry and if you already have good, but not perfect chemistry with your date, it can help you temporarily achieve that illusive triple lightning bolt rating, making things significantly easier.
The Sims 2: Nightlife, or NL, is the second expansion pack published for The Sims 2. it is based on the previous expansion for The Sims, The Sims: Hot Date. Dating is a romantic activity where two Sims spend their time doing romantic things together. This feature is the In The Sims 2: Nightlife, dating is a mini- game scenario involving two Sims. A Sim’s date will . Player tips Edit. Dates are an.
The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to The Sims. The game has the same concept as its predecessor:
Dating is a romantic activity where two Sims spend their time doing romantic things together.
The Sims 2: Nightlife Table of Contents Walkthrough. Dating is a new way in The Sims 2 Nightlife to improve a relationship between two sims.
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The Sims 2: Nightlife , or NL , is the second expansion pack published for The Sims 2. Hot Date. This expansion serves as the inspiration for an expansion pack for The Sims 3 , called The Sims 3: Late Night. Nightlife centers on the new Downtown area, which has various activities, such as bowling, karaoke, dining and dancing, as well as a photo booth, and includes a dating mini-game which allows the player to engage in their Sim’s relationships in greater depth. Your Sims are on the town hitting all the swanky hot spots. Whether they’re dancing until dawn, romancing that special someone, or striking out at the bowling alley, it’ll be an unforgettable night! Let your Sims loose to enjoy their favorite after-dark activities as they pursue a life of pleasure.
It never grabs you quickly. You’ll be sitting in your house, watching the latest episode of crap like Hogan Knows Best, or maybe writing yet another strategy guide on the computer.
The Sims 2: Nightlife Table of Contents Walkthrough. If this expansion pack is installed new features you get are:.
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Big and the Diva. The Sims 2 Nightlife on PC: RSS Feed Widget. Well, now that we’re through that sadistic slugfest part of the FAQ, it’s time to talk about how to consistently have a Dream Date each and every time and completely abuse the system in a way that would make Maxis cry. Now, to explain this segment by example is our other Axiom resident, the luv-u-ree female biped Xyni and her portable cow plant! Not to be confused with the actual Xyni from my website, Xyni Platini from Second Life, that other Xyni I used for Wizardry 8, that one that I used for Morrowind, the Xyni I used from the original The Sims, and of course, definitely not the one used for the original Final Fantasy, which only supported four character names anyway.
It never grabs you quickly. You’ll be sitting in your house, watching the latest episode of crap like Hogan Knows Best, or maybe writing yet another strategy guide on the computer. You may feel it a little at first, and shrug it off, but it comes back. And it always comes back stronger. Eventually, it completely envelops you, and you feel claustrophobic. The walls close in, your appendages stop working, and only one thought enters your mind There’s the job, of course, plus the occasional trips to the grocery store. But it all changes with Nightlife.
If love was easy, we wouldn’t have self-help books, matchmaking services, personal ads, and Heaven-knows-how many songs written about the subject. The poor Sims aren’t that much better off, and finally have a place to go to help them find the love of their virtual little lives. Welcome to the Nightlife. Outings and Dates Defined Social gatherings in Nightlife are classified into two major categories: Outings and Dates. They use similar systems, so they’ll be covered together.
Big and the Diva. The Sims 2 Nightlife on PC: RSS Feed Widget. The new pleasure seeker aspiration has been introduced into Nightlife, and what a pleasure it is! Honestly, I’d like to compare it to some of the other aspirations, but there’s just nothing particularly close enough.
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