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#232139 - 12/30/12 06:29 PM Smelling the room
Kancan Offline
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Registered: 02/23/07
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Loc: Midwest USA
Why do family members keep smelling the room with the blue rug?

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#232225 - 01/07/13 09:38 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Kancan]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Originally Posted By: Kancan
Why do family members keep smelling the room with the blue rug?

I'd also like to know the answer to this puzzle, or at least a nudge in the right direction! confused
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#232293 - 01/14/13 03:05 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Kancan]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
When I return to the home renovation menu, the information for the blue room says that construction had never been finished! I've already purchased it, so how do I get the workers to return to do what they've been paid to do? Is there some way that my family could sue the company for reparations?
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#232294 - 01/14/13 03:36 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
LadyCFII Administrator Offline
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Registered: 10/07/04
Posts: 17505
Loc: Colorado
Is there a checkmark on the picture for Bedroom 2? If there is, then nothing further needs to be done to finish the construction. The description of each room doesn't change, even after the renovation is complete.
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#232295 - 01/14/13 04:23 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: LadyCFII]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Yes, there's a checkmark, but the description says the room was never completed, and the peeps continually sniff at it! It's driving me bananas because I don't know how to make them stop smelling that room. Maybe I'll try the office air purifier.
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#232296 - 01/14/13 05:59 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
LadyCFII Administrator Offline
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Registered: 10/07/04
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Loc: Colorado
The descriptions for room renovations never change. That's so that you can see what the necessary renovations were if you look at them later. The checkmark is the only indication that the renovation is complete.
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#232297 - 01/14/13 07:13 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: LadyCFII]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Originally Posted By: LadyCFII
The descriptions for room renovations never change. That's so that you can see what the necessary renovations were if you look at them later. The checkmark is the only indication that the renovation is complete.

Thanks, Barbara, I did understand when you said the descriptions do not change; it's just that the description for that room is especially irritating in light of the peeps' behavior! I guess I'll just have to have them do something else when I am playing and observe that behavior. Also, the logic of the game so far and that of the VVs made me think it was a puzzle to be solved.

Thank you responding. I've asked about this issue several times on various forums, including Arthur's FB site for the game.

Best regards,
Ruby
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#232298 - 01/14/13 10:31 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
LadyCFII Administrator Offline
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Registered: 10/07/04
Posts: 17505
Loc: Colorado
Have you tried scolding your family members when they are smelling the room? If so, did it make a difference? There are a lot of things the peeps do that don't have any real significance in the game, and different players are going to view them differently. smile
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#232299 - 01/14/13 10:43 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: LadyCFII]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Originally Posted By: LadyCFII
Have you tried scolding your family members when they are smelling the room? If so, did it make a difference? There are a lot of things the peeps do that don't have any real significance in the game, and different players are going to view them differently. smile

Would I scold them for smelling something funny in the fridge, or smelling smoke from the stove? It would never have occurred to me to scold them for smelling something wrong in their home because they live there and can sniff out odors that I cannot. Popping a pimple, on the other hand, is immediately reprimanded! laugh

We gamers learn to go with the flow because game puzzles so often rely on the game developer's logic. You know, how in an adventure game, a glass cutter must be used to enter through the window of an abandoned shed when to our minds, that rock we have in our inventories should work as well! };-)
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#232304 - 01/15/13 07:47 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
CerPer Offline
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Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 7
Loc: Wales
My little peeps smell the blue room too - I thought it was something stinky coming from the second bathroom!!

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#232369 - 01/27/13 01:02 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: CerPer]
Tenc Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 2
I got an email once about finding out who used to live in the house or something. Do you think maybe the house is haunted???

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#232370 - 01/27/13 03:25 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Tenc]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Originally Posted By: Tenc
I got an email once about finding out who used to live in the house or something. Do you think maybe the house is haunted???


Well, you posted this under the "smelling the room" topic, so the previous owner, if deceased, would not be a ghost. I don't think ghosts have an odor. . . sick
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#232383 - 01/28/13 02:44 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
Tenc Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 2
They. can leave scents of this or that in hauntings. And I meant to post under smelling the room. Any other ideas. No one seems to know yet

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#232384 - 01/28/13 02:50 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Tenc]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
I think that Arnie, Master of Meditation, might know. He stated that smelling the room was not a bug, so I suspect he knows what it's about.
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#232552 - 02/20/13 10:58 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Kancan]
Peony Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 11
Loc: Florida
I have the same problem with the family smelling the room. I tried hitting them with the red hand and they run away, but that doesn't change the behavior. I've moved the furniture around - just beds in there, but there's no difference. I wonder if it's connected to something yet to come in an update?

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#232553 - 02/20/13 11:18 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Peony]
Ruby L Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Les …tats-Unis
Exasperating, isn't it? crazy
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#232561 - 02/22/13 01:28 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Ruby L]
SarahSmile Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 82
Loc: Arcata, CA, USA
At least there seems to be another puzzle besides
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getting rid of the ants permanently.

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#232562 - 02/22/13 10:20 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: SarahSmile]
arnie Offline
Master of Meditation

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 4896
Loc: London, UK
Well, there is
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watering the flowers - although that isn't particularly hard.
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#232568 - 02/23/13 08:25 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: arnie]
keri Offline
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Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 150
Loc: Atlanta, GA
Mine just started smelling the room too; but only started after getting the 2nd bathroom done. Maybe a plunger needs to be added to the Flea Market :-)

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#232586 - 02/25/13 02:06 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: keri]
Peony Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 11
Loc: Florida
I'm thinking it has something to do the hose that's by there, but i haven't figured it out yet.

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#232830 - 04/05/13 06:15 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Peony]
Mdntowl Offline
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Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 5
Loc: California
I keep thinking there is a dirt spot or a lost sock or something they are smelling for!
LOL
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#234047 - 05/14/13 08:44 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Mdntowl]
flutterybys Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 23
The suspense is killing me eek . At this point I do hope it is something to be solved because otherwise it's just mean bwaaaaaahhhhhahahhaahhaahha!!!!

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#234188 - 05/19/13 02:04 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: flutterybys]
Purplepaws Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 8
I think the blue room is meant to be the boys' room, and the teal one the girls', as per specifications in one of the house notes. Each room has one associated action: giggle parties and mysterious odors (since boys tend to be a little sloppier). At least, that's how it makes sense to me.

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#234866 - 06/05/13 11:02 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Purplepaws]
Sundance Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 12
Has anyone, other than me, thought that there may be something (or someone!!) buried under that room? I started wondering about this after some of the mysterious letters about "Margaret" and room specs. I dismissed this gory conclusion since this is a family oriented game, but I keep wondering if there is one last mystery concerning the smelly room to be solved that is connected to "Margaret" and the room specs.

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#234867 - 06/05/13 11:26 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Sundance]
arnie Offline
Master of Meditation

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 4896
Loc: London, UK
According to a couple of game reviews I read Arthur has hinted that LDW will add more puzzles to the game by way of updates in future (no time scale given!). When you first visit an undeveloped room a hint pops up that says something to the effect that the peeps can pay to have the room renovated, or might be able to repair it some other way. That looks very much like a 'hook' on which to hang a future puzzle. I wonder if 'smelling the room' is another? confused
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#234868 - 06/05/13 11:49 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: arnie]
Sundance Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 12
Arnie, I hope you're right about future updates to add puzzles and mysteries to be solved! Now the anticipation is going to drive me nuts - like the wait for VF2 for desktop!

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#234870 - 06/05/13 01:31 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Sundance]
arnie Offline
Master of Meditation

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 4896
Loc: London, UK
I play on both iOS and desktop and I very much hope that future updates are released on both platforms (and Android). It would hardly be fair if desktop players were the only ones not to get regular updates simply because it's much easier to deliver updates through the Apple and Google Play stores (and, presumably, the Kindle Fire equivalent).
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#236056 - 08/15/13 06:30 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Sundance]
FadedLily Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Ohio, USA
I did have a thought about the blue room and the peeps smelling it from the doorway. One of the notes from Margaret says that the room is to be big enough for 3 little boys. Now as the room was never finished, we know that something stopped Margaret and Bill from finishing it, Bill's death perhaps? My thought was that what the peeps are smelling might be Margaret's perfume. (Yes, ghost are reported to leave smells) If Bill had died, and with his death her hopes of having children, can't you imagine Margaret standing in that doorway, mourning not only Bill, but her chances of having all those children, too?
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#236131 - 08/28/13 09:28 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: FadedLily]
austin2010a Offline
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Registered: 08/24/13
Posts: 96
FadedLily, I totally agree. You have some very good points there.

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#237399 - 10/02/14 11:16 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: CerPer]
SupernaturalJem Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 175
I do not have the blue room yet, but my families are constantly. "Checking out strange smell" in the kitchen area. Is this something that needs to be solved or just something they do?
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#237401 - 10/03/14 08:15 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: SupernaturalJem]
arnie Offline
Master of Meditation

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 4896
Loc: London, UK
That's a different action. If you watch,
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they'll go to the fridge, take out a huge (presumably stinky) fish, and drop it in the garbage.
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#237402 - 10/03/14 06:17 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: arnie]
SupernaturalJem Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 175
Yeah, they do that but then shake their heads and continue to try to find the smell.
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#237408 - 10/04/14 03:03 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: SupernaturalJem]
Xay Administrator Offline
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Registered: 02/18/07
Posts: 2222
Loc: Colorado, US
Yup. But in my experience, simply dropping something stinky in the trash doesn't make my house smell better sick
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#242864 - 06/09/19 10:30 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: Xay]
SarahCraftMiller Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/01/19
Posts: 13
Loc: St. Louis, MO - USA
So, what is the action that we should do when our people are smelling the room? Iíve tried placing them next to the fridge, hoping they will clean it out (bad fish they sometimes throw out), but they donít. Also, the trash is not full (it shows 0), there arenít socks on the floor when this happens, Iím at a loss, but Iím over it, it happens quite often. Any ideas on how to fix it, please? 😊

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#242940 - 08/12/19 01:56 AM Re: Smelling the room [Re: LadyCFII]
SarahCraftMiller Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/01/19
Posts: 13
Loc: St. Louis, MO - USA
Originally Posted By: LadyCFII
Have you tried scolding your family members when they are smelling the room? If so, did it make a difference? There are a lot of things the peeps do that don't have any real significance in the game, and different players are going to view them differently. smile


I have been scolding my peeps for smelling the room for multiple generations now, (version 1.7.1) & they just keep on smelling the room. Just FYI.

Thanks,
Sarah

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#243533 - 12/28/20 03:27 PM Re: Smelling the room [Re: SarahCraftMiller]
Village girl Offline
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Registered: 12/28/20
Posts: 1
This is old, but they smell the room( the green bedroom) because the lady that used to live there had very strong perfume, going along with the backstory. So It is not a bad smell necessarily.

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