With the All Ages Expansion Pack, The Sims 3 comes with a delightful new addition: the ability to make an imaginary friend. It can appear in a child of preschool age (toddler) in the luggage. If the kid makes friends with an unusual creature, he will get a great friend who will be with him all his life and will be able to live the same way as the child himself: grow up with him, go on dates and even marry. What's more, one day, an imaginary friend can turn into a human!
How to create an imaginary friend?
When the happy couple finally has a baby, a special notification arrives in the mail, which talks about an unusual gift for the child. The doll is given by a distant relative, and this letter is the first and last from him. There will be no more notifications for his authorship throughout the game. Feel free to click on the mailbox and select the "Pick up mail" function. After that, the toy will appear in the child's luggage. If a Toddler was created in family creation mode, then the doll will appear in his inventory automatically.
What can an unusual friend do?
Walk slowly. In fact, his gait is very peculiar: he walks slowly, while swaying from side to side. From the outside, it looks like the character has just stepped off a wildly spinning ride. But seriously speaking, Uzorka (one of the variants of the name of an imaginary friend) can be a great toy for a toddler, and a great friend for a child, teenager, and so on, ready to help in difficult times, calm down, cheer up.
Or, on the contrary, you can quarrel with the former toy to the nines, breaking it off properly with pillows. In this case, an imaginary friend can become an enemy of the character, and it is already pointless to hope for his revival.
How to communicate with an unexpected gift?
While the child is very small, it will not be able to communicate with the toy. But his parents will be able to do this, spending several hours at the baby's bed with a doll in their hands, which is the future imaginary friend. The game can provide all this with the "Put a show …" function, where the child's name is selected instead of an ellipsis. After the performance, both the parent and the baby will come in a good mood.
When a Sim grows up to be a Toddler, they can play with an imaginary friend like a teddy bear. When the child falls asleep, the toy automatically appears in his crib. At this stage, it is very important that the child plays with the doll for as long as possible - until the message appears that the unusual creature has now become a special toy for the baby. This means that whenAs the child grows up, so does the imaginary friend. If this message does not appear, it means that the baby is not so attached to the toy, and the doll will remain it forever.
If everything went well, then after the ex-toddler celebrates his birthday, a message will appear saying that the imaginary friend wants to take a little walk, and advising you to take him out of the luggage. Having obeyed and put the toy on the floor or the ground, the player after a while will be surprised to find that the doll has grown!
Now you can talk with an imaginary friend and develop relationships. He will follow his owner as if tied: where the child is, there he is. If a friend gets bored, you can always put him back in inventory, waiting until he turns back into a toy.
The benefits and harms of unusual friendships
Communicating with a new friend, the child raises the scale of communication to the maximum. This means that bouts of loneliness are not guaranteed for a beloved child. Especially such a toy will help a little man with the Loner character trait. Since such people are tired of long conversations with strangers or unfamiliar people, and they simply do not like to communicate too much, an imaginary friend will become a real lifesaver.
In "The Sims 3" it is arranged so that only the person to whom it belongs can see an imaginary friend. None of the characters in the game world can see him anymore. Therefore, as in the real world, for othersIt can become unusual for people that a child starts talking to someone, laughing, or even punching into the void. In this case, they will consider a character talking to their invisible friend to be an inadequate person, and will try to stay away from him. Parents will especially worry about their beloved child. They don't know about imaginary friends! To avoid misunderstanding, you need to make sure that the child is not distracted by conversations with those who cannot be seen by other people.
How to revive an imaginary friend?
If earlier on the agenda was the question of how to make an imaginary friend, now it will be about how to breathe life into it. As mentioned above, if you offend a friend very much, then it will be impossible to revive him. To revive the future Sim, you need to be on very good terms with him. Then, in a conversation with him, you can select the option "Offer to become real." Of course, the object of his fantasy, friendly to the character, will give his consent to turning him into a full-fledged member of society. The only thing left is to get a potion of an imaginary friend. "Sims-3" is designed in such a way that without this substance it will be impossible to turn a fictional little man into a living one. There are two ways to get this unusual potion.
The first way (easier) is to create a potion on a special table. Only a character with 8 points of logic or higher can make magic liquid. It doesn't matter who exactly makes the potion - the character himself or his parents, or maybe evenflatmate. The second way is more difficult: a task will come from the scientific institute with a proposal to send them a special stone called "Rainbow Treasure". We need to find this stone and send it to a scientific institute. Then, as a reward for the work done, they will give an unusual potion with which an imaginary friend can finally become a man. The method is difficult because not everyone can get this stone, so you have to work hard.
After the imaginary friend becomes human, he will be a full member of society with natural and social needs. He will be able to attend school and college, have parties and do everything the same as an ordinary person.
Can I have fun with an imaginary friend in The Sims 3?
Of course. For little people who are often lonely, such a character is even necessary. An imaginary friend is always with his master and is ready to communicate with him when he wishes. And if necessary, it will become a vest in which you can cry. But when the toy comes to life, there will be no such expanse. It will be a full-fledged person, with his own needs, thoughts and desires. And sometimes the former owner of the toy may simply not find a place in them.
What about a romantic relationship with a former favorite toy?
And it can be. With a former doll pet, you can go on dates, run away from home, kiss under the moon and make love. You can even marry him and have children from him. A child from a former imaginary friend can inherit fromAn unusual parent has unique features: eyes, gait, hair, etc. However, all the magical possibilities will only appear when the child reaches school age.
Can you make a friend like this in Sims 3 without the All Ages expansion pack?
Without the "All Ages" add-on, your toddler will not be able to receive an unusual toy as a gift. In this case, he will have to be content with what he has - a xylophone, a toy box, a bear cub … Unlike a funny little man, you cannot joke with them, talk with them and take out your irritation on them. But then all the characters will be able to see them, and the child will not be considered inferior because he is talking to an empty place.
What features does this unusual creature have?
The imaginary friend is a feature in itself. However, he also has unique abilities. For example, when the baby is distracted by something else, the toy can move around the house, while changing the position of the body. And when no one pays attention to the creature, then it can turn back into a toy and wait for that moment until it again becomes necessary for its owner. An imaginary friend can be controlled, for example, by asking him to wash the dishes. At the same time, the student himself can be engaged in absolutely extraneous matters, but all the dishes in the house will be clean. What a mystic!
Of course, you should remember that imaginary friends are only good in the game. In reality, a person's confidence that he hashaving an imaginary friend is a signal of a serious mental disorder. Therefore, it is better to follow the adventures of imaginary friends and their owners on a computer monitor.