Idea for Non-Reciprocal Relationships
I don’t know if anyone else has mentioned this yet, but I think it would be really nice to have non-reciprocal relationships between Parafolk!
What I mean by this is that one Para may, for instance, feel like they’re best friends with someone, while the other Para only feels like they’re mild acquaintances.
This could allow for things like:
-Trusting Parafolk who feel close to people much faster than others
-Untrusting Parafolk who take awhile to feel close to people
-Mismatched relationships, I.E. Para A loves Para B and thinks they’re BFFs, but Para B actually hates Para A (feelings don’t necessarily have to be that extreme though)
And a lot of other things like that
In general I think having non-reciprocal relationships as an option would open up a lot of interesting stuff in terms of gameplay
I always felt it was weird how in any of the Sims games each character would share the exact same opinions for each other and I think this could be a nice change from that
Maybe to accomplish this each Para could have a stat for how much they like every other Para they’ve met, it could be called something like their Personal Opinion or maybe just Opinion.
Comparing any two Paras’ opinions to each other is how you’d get their overall relationship.
Some Ideas for relationship terms:
Strangers (after they first meet and are still mainly feel neutral to each other)
Estranged (if two Paras were previously friends and then their friendship went back down to 0)
Acquaintances, Friends, Close Friends, Best Friends
Disliked, Resented/Hated, Enemies, Rivals
Frenemies (if their opinion of each other is low/negative but are still nice to each other)
There could be more too if the mismatched relationships are taken into account
For instance if they could be ones like:
Faux Friend (if one person dislikes the other, but is still overall friendly toward them.)
Stubborn Friend (if one person dislikes the other, is overall not nice to them, but the other person still has a very high opinion of them)
Cold-hearted Friend (if one person likes the other, but is overall mean to them.)
These are all just rough ideas mind you, I’m sure if anything like this were implemented into the actual game someone else would, for instance, be able to come up with much better relationship terms than me lol
Also, aside from their Personal Opinion on any given Para, there could also probably be a separate stat for Romantic Opinion, which is how things like crushes and unrequited loves could come into play.
Anyway, what do you all think of this idea?
- This discussion was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by AmbiguouslyAnonymous. Reason: typo