The Character Value (CV) system introduced in Parenthood is underdeveloped and hasn’t been updated in years. Currently, only 12 traits out of the 50+ traits available to Sims have an impact on CVs. Also, if a child ages up with a worrisome trait like “Evil,” their existing CVs will remain largely unchanged. This mod corrects that and goes several steps further.
- All traits, including Toddler Traits and expansion pack Traits, will now have an impact on Character Values when a Sim is first created.
- Points needed for earning Parenthood Traits (Insensitive, Compassionate, etc) have been rebalanced for better gameplay.
- Sims will start with a random positive or negative value in each Character Value so that no two Sims will be exactly alike.
- Character Values will now decay over time (very slowly).
- You shouldn't notice a difference day-to-day.
- Child and Teen Sims with Character Values in the red will roll whims, unlock interactions, and behave as if they have negative Parenthood Traits.
- For instance, a Child Sim with -20 points in Responsibility will behave and roll whims as if they had the Irresponsible trait.
- When a Sim ages up, the trait they age up with will have an impact on their current Character Values. (Requires XML Injector)
- Without XML Injector, a Sim's Character Values will only be impacted when they are first created or when they become a Toddler.
- All of the boring Character Value notifications ("Sim is in range to earn Responsible trait") have been replaced with 30+ livelier ones that aim to freshen up the gameplay.
- English and German only. If you'd like to translate this mod into another language, feel free to do so and I'll update it.
Optional Add Ons
- As punishment for poor parenting, certain reward traits are blocked for Sims who have Character Values in the red and Sims who have negative Parenthood Traits (Insensitive, Bad Manners, etc).
- If you have Outdoor Retreat, put both the BlockRewardsAddOn file and the BlockRewardsAddOn_GP01 file into your Mods folder
This mod is NOT compatible with my Lower Threshold for Parenthood Traits mod. This mod is intended to replace that one.
This mod should be compatible with most (if not all) other mods currently available for download.