Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby ssAly88 » January 8th, 2015, 1:37 pm

I have a few sims who keep rolling the wish to congratulate others, from what I understand, it's because they have the good trait. The problem is that I can't seem to figure out how to get it to pop up on the interaction menu for the target sim! Is it that there are a specific set of interactions that unlock it? Or is it just random whether it comes up or not? I have seen it before, but it's only been a few times, and only with sims I don't have the wish to congratulate! Is there anyone who can give me some coaching on this? I'm so lost!
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Rhea » January 9th, 2015, 10:07 am

Hmmm, I wonder if this option would come up once another Sim has a baby or gets a job promotion?
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Teresa » January 10th, 2015, 10:51 am

It is generally when someone they knows gets married or has a baby, maybe the job promotion. In my experience the sims has never been on the lot, or maybe I just don't look for them. I haven't seen the option to congratulate appear on my sims even when one announces they are pregnant or got a promotion.
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby ssAly88 » January 12th, 2015, 9:36 am

The funny thing is, it's not generally anyone my sim has even met. I guess they just hear through the grapevine that the sim is getting married or having a baby, but I end up having to introduce them. Even so, when I get their relationship up to friend, good friend, or even best friend, it still doesn't seem to be enough! Although, by that time it's probably too late... :sorry:
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Rhea » January 14th, 2015, 1:22 pm

I haven't played TS3 in awhile, but I seem to remember it coming up from other members of the family with job promotions.
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Chase » January 15th, 2015, 12:31 am

Based on my experiences (which are the same as all of those just mentioned), I'd guess the interaction is only autonomous :) I've never been able to select it either, but I see it performed all the time.
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby ssAly88 » January 15th, 2015, 12:39 pm

Well that's silly! It's not really fair to make it a wish if I can't control the sim to perform it! Bleh! >.<
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Olive Specter » January 26th, 2015, 5:45 pm

Based on what I remember, it's not just good sims who can do that (though I think that having evil traits prevents that interaction, I'm not sure) but it only comes up when something special happens. Has anything important happened to the sims your sim wants to congratulate? It comes up when they've gotten a job promotion (or high grades when they're teenagers), gotten married, had children, and other landmark things. Maybe your sim rolled that wish when it was still valid but too much time has passed for him to have that interaction?
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby ssAly88 » January 29th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Yes, in all the cases for a wish popping up to congratulate a sim is concerned, it's always been when something congratulatory was happening in the target's life. It's just no one that may sim actually knows (which is weird in itself), and even when my sim befriends the target sim, the interaction never seems to come up. I don't know if it's because I just don't get to them soon enough, but it's infuriating just that this can happen when my sim doesn't even know the target sim in the first place. It makes me think that either you have to have a high relationship with the target sim to begin with, or the interaction just pops up whenever it feels like it because it's bugged.

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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby Teresa » February 1st, 2015, 10:17 am

I generally just cancel/ignore that wish because unless the target is standing on the lot, I am not taking the time to track them down.
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Re: Unlocking the Congrats Interaction?

Postby ssAly88 » February 2nd, 2015, 12:53 pm

I've started doing that too. I guess there's nothing I can do about it either way. Thanks for the help, guys!
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