29, 2002 - by Ursull S. Swims, member of Sims Science
it's time to check on the test persons' relations. And there's a glimpse
of good news, as we did get our very first solid friendship (50+) on Day11.
the actual 5 days period, we experienced how important the hot tub is in
this project #. All relations were
lowered during Day12 - the day the hot tub broke. All building relations
stopped to progress, most relations even lost strength #.
Only the most outgoing test-persons find other ways to build relations,
but it is rather limited how many friends you can get from eating a meal
with them, but at least some were able to keep their relation at a stabile
the previous report I focused on the 3 best and 3 worst relations. In this
report I will comment a little on each test-person's social relations:
is less complicated than any of the others, as his personality is well
balanced; we actually expected him to make many friends, but not necessarily
very warm relations #. But we were
wrong, partly, because out of 4 significant relations, John is involved
strongest relation is a surprise to us all; Agnes. She has many extreme
qualities, while John is the opposite, and we never expected them to become
close friends. After Day10 this relation was not even existing, while after
Day15 they are very close to become real friends (50+).
other friends are Arthur and Sonia. John and Arthur "found" each other
from the very first day in the Sim House. They don't have any specific
social pattern, but have spent time together doing different stuff, such
as the hot tub and SimRailRoad set, and even playing chess together. John
and Sonia, another surprise, is not a new relation, it actually is a little
colder than 5 days ago, but still rather stabile. Sonia is another extreme
person, and we did not expect their relation to last this long.
has no negative relations.
nothing more sad than a lonely Sim, and Quentin (along with some of the
other test-persons) seems to be a prototype on this. He has absolutely
no relations worth mentioning, not even negative. He has proven to be good
at housekeeping, and although he is rather shy he seems to be able to take
control of his own situation at all times. Right now he is asleep on the
atrium ground, also to our surprise, because his sleeping rhythm has been
Day10 I concluded that Arthur had several negative relations, and although
his bad relation to Agnes has improved a lot, his tensed relation to Magdalena
is now so much worse, now less than -50. Magdalena has bothered him almost
daily by giving back rubs against his will #,
and on Day13 it really gave a negative reaction. They now have the household's
most negative relation by far, they actually might turn into a fight any
day if their all over score is low.
mentioned, his bad relation with Agnes is now much better, it is currently
considered a non relation. His strong and positive contact with John seems
to be what keeps his mood up, cause Arthur seems to be in a good all over
mood most days.
The currently strongest
relation is between Magdalena and Agnes. It was established before Day10,
and on Day11 they actually made real friends (50+), but after the hot tub
broke down on Day12, their relation dropped. They have managed to maintain
their friendship pretty well though, and it's only a matter of days until
they are official friends again.
Magdalena's worst relation
is towards Arthur, they are making out real bad, Magdalena wanting to rub
his back, but he always protests and escapes.
On the positive side; Magdalena
and Sonia who had a really bad relation not long ago, are no longer considered
having a relation at all. Magdalena is not so fond of Sonia, while Sonia
might actually be slightly positive to Magdalena already within a few days.
only significant relation is with John, not an extremely strong contact,
but at least it's stabile. Read more in the comments on John's relations.
like Quentin, Rita is a lonely Sim. She likes to do house keeping, and
to play chess, not exactly activities inviting to socializing. Both Agnes
and Rasputiz have been observed standing next to her when she plays chess
for hours, extremely dirty, tired and hungry. They wanted to talk with
her, but she didn't even notice.
is fun loving and outgoing, and we've noticed she has a pretty obvious
need of socializing. When the hot tub broke down on Day12, Agnes' world
sort of broke down, too #. Her Day13
was just like chasing the others and crying. We have noticed that Agnes
is the one with the in generally lowest all over score, it simply looks
like she needs a lot of everything to get pleased.
has 2 really strong relations, including Magdalena #
and John #. Please read under the
my previous report, Rasputiz was among the lonely household members, and
because he plays just as much chess as Rita, we didn't actually expect
his social status to change a lot. And it hasn't really, but he has now
got a good eye for Magdalena #.
She is not the slightest interested in him, though. Another unhappy romantic
More to follow in 5 sim days!