I'm playing the original The Sims game, albiet the Complete Collection version.
I've created a family consisting of a single Sim, with the following traits:
- Neat: 10/10
- Outgoing: 4/10
- Active: 4/10
- Playful: 4/10
- Nice: 3/10
So far, I've gotten the knack of keeping my Sim alive... at least. However he is almost always unhappy because of a poor Social score. I discovered I can have him befriend and interact with the cats and dogs of the neighborhood which compensates for that, however he has no Sim friends to speak of, which is a problem because the next step in his career requires him to have a Family Friend.
Whenever I throw a party, or even simply interact with people, it always goes badly and his social score goes down and his relationships are damaged (what little relationship score I had I was able to build-up through phone calls).
I noticed that when interacting with others, my Sim only has the following options:
- Invite Downtown
- Say Goodbye
And whenever I choose any of these, it always goes badly and my sim's relationship with the other sim goes even lower, often negative.
The only thing I can do that improves relationships is talking on the phone once a day.
Is there anything else I can do, short of creating a new family with a higher Outgoing and Nice score?