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Gender-specific doors in The Sims 3Edit

Are these doors available without World Adventures as long as a later Pack or patch is present? Also, these doors were apparently present in the base game, but were hidden. At least, this download thread] at MTS is dated before the release of World Adventures. Dharden (talk) 14:03, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Aren't these doors used in Central Park washroom at Sunset Valley? I don't remember though, since I played the revamped Central Park Festival Ground, which might have been edited before.
I'll take a look. Nikel Talk Vote! 15:11, September 24, 2013 (UTC)
I checked it with S3PE, rather than running the game. Here's what I understand:
  • There aren't gender-based doors in World Adventures, so these doors must be in the base game.
  • The gender-based doors in the original, unpatched game was simply hidden in the game, so they must be changed in the patch.
  • However, I checked the patched (1.55) game files, and I'm a little confused. It's not hidden, but rather, uncategorized. It's not checked as "Door", so it's not supposed to appear in Build mode. Even, the "Community" flag is checked, which means it will not appear in the community lot Build mode.
It's strange... I don't seem to understand it. The door apparently was changed in the patch. I'm not sure which patch, but possibly it's WA patch. But does this door actually show up in the catalog? I guess it needs to be checked in the game. Nikel Talk Vote! 15:37, September 24, 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand it, either -- and I don't have The Sims 3, so I can't check. Dharden (talk) 16:51, September 24, 2013 (UTC)
I have the doors but only on community lots, this started around LN patch Deskita
I guess that's a simpler and clearer explanation than mine (still unsure about the patch though). Nikel Talk Vote! 02:21, September 25, 2013 (UTC)

Gender differences in toysEdit

I don't think that section belongs here. Similarites are basicly covered already so it looks sloppy and irrelevant. Should we take it out? 72.19.56.165 (talk) 05:35, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

I think it's perfectly okay, we don't need to remove that section. Walker guy94 Talk - Blog 06:19, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
IMO, the information needs to be in the article. There's room to consider whether or not it needs to be in a separate section, but leave the information in. Dharden (talk) 06:29, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, perhaps it can just be chopped up and merged with that second paragraph in the first section?
"Overall, however, there are few, if any, differences between the genders. For example, female and male Sims who have the same personality or traits generally have the same reactions to the same situations, though some games may have gameplay options which can affect this. When Sim toddlers and children make free will choices about which toys to play with, they do not necessarily adhere to gender stereotypes: girls do not necessarily pick up "girlish" toys (ex: a dollhouse), nor do boys necessarily pick up "boyish" toys (ex: a car). Both genders may pursue the same jobs, though some jobs have slightly different names for males and females. "  
72.19.56.165 (talk) 07:51, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what decision is best to make. It's better not to remove it though. Nikel Talk Vote! 12:53, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
That, or something close to it, would work, though I see no pressing need to change what is currently there. Dharden (talk) 13:01, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Gender preferenceEdit

While it's useful to have something about this written out, I am not sure this article is the best place for it. Dharden (talk) 18:39, October 8, 2013 (UTC)

Are you suggesting a different article, or do you want to split it off into its own article? - LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 18:41, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
Not sure yet. I was thinking of Relationship, since it's mostly related to romantic relationships. Dharden (talk) 18:56, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure that there's a right or a wrong place to have this information. For instance, I was thinking about Same-sex relationship since gender preference is pretty well-connected to that topic. Relationship seems to focus more on the mechanics of Sims relationships, so it would fit in there too. I'm not sure that it's entirely out of place here, either. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 18:58, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
No, it's not entirely out of place here, if only because it's a semi-exception to the rule that gender doesn't affect social interactions. However, I'm trying to see it from the POV of a player looking for information. If I were looking for info on gender preference, I would probably look someplace like Relationship, if I couldn't find a specific article. I am not sure I would look for it here unless a search led me to this article. Dharden (talk) 19:11, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
Maybe the best approach would be to spin it off into its own separate page. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 19:39, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I will do that. Dharden (talk) 19:48, October 8, 2013 (UTC)
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