Clicking to me is just... clicking, quite literally, if their personality clicks with mine! The best way for me to describe it is whether I want to take photos of them or whether I’d rather just leave them at g ma’s so I can play with another baby, when trying out a baby I tend to ‘click’ almost immediately, and if I don’t then 9/10 it means I won’t click with them after a couple hours of playing
To click I need a certain personality, they have to be posey or at least eyerolly/cheeky to make up for it. If a baby has a gorgeous theme but is shy I tend to let someone else have them. My favourite thing about the game is hexing & taking pictures, so if they don’t enjoy being photographed then they tend to stay at granny’s more often than they come out, which is my version of clicking I suppose!
And after a while of having them, if I avoid making their banners & getting them out I tend to play a with them for a bit before foldering them as a way to see if we’re still clicking or not
It’s very strange, but I suppose it’s one of the reasons I mostly adopt my own hexies rather than other people’s because I feel I click & de click extremely easily, I like the constant moving involved with hexing & rehexing your own clothes & hexies because it’s one way to never get bored and that’s one thing I always worry about!
I agree with what Aleisha said. The baby has to have personality. If he or she doesn’t make me laugh and smile, or if I feel impatient to play with them, then I know they’re not for me. I’m thirty years old, I get impatient with the game sometimes. I know I click with a baby when it doesn’t feel like a chore to play with them. That sounds terrible, but there it is!
For me, i click with a baby when they seem happy/excited to be out playing. They focus on me, rather than staring off into the distance with a "meh" or bored expression. If the baby seems like it could take it or leave it, i'll usually just let them go to a better home.
I've seen multiple application forms where I'll try out the baby and they'll be calm and shy, and generally sweet, but not overly impressed with my kids or me -- and then another application where they'll be all smiles and giggles and playing like crazy, and i know that that's where they wanted to be
It sounds dumb, i know -- but i really do think they get along better with other people lol.
Yeah Tina I agree with you, I don’t want a game to feel like a chore! We’re all legally adults here (well almost all of us I think) and we all have life responsibilities, babyz is such a quick and easy game that if it feels like a chore to play with a baby, you’re not doing it right, and they’d be better off with someone else who doesn’t feel like that!
It doesn’t mean it’s a bad baby, it just means the babies not for you! I can appreciate a pretty art work at a gallery but if it doesn’t fit ‘me’ I’m not gonna hang it in my house ya feel
Pretty much all the babyz I’ve adopted out I’ve clung to because they’re just too pretty to let go of, but, we just don’t click, and would I rather see them in someone’s house getting shown off or hoarded in one of my folders yknow?
because i have so many babyz i've had to be a bit more picky about what babyz i apply for/keep! clicking for me means that they're fun to play with & take photos of and give me cute expressions regularly rather than me having to sit there for an hour taking their clothes on and off waiting for them to do something cute cause nobody has time for that ok. basically i need a baby who cooperates when i'm making a banner rofl.
also beyond that, theme has a lot to do with it for me! if i feel like a baby's theme doesn't fit into my family/my personality or is too similar to another one of my babyz then i get panicky and feel like they're redundant or out of place and i usually end up either giving them a makeover or foldering them. also their decorations and coloring have to be perfect because i'm a perfectionist when i hex and that for some reason extends to my family too!
For me, it's when I start talking to them/calling them by name! I say hello to them when they come out, of course, and then just play for a bit. If soon after meeting them I'm already going "what's up? You're adorable. Do you like this? Oh, good throw!" then that's my click. It's never a particular personality or theme or hair style or anything, some babyz I just love the look of but didn't feel that connection.
I may like the look of a baby in a picture, but when I see them all happy and giggly and adorable in-game and my brain goes "!!!!" and I have this warm fuzzy feeling, then I know I've clicked with them ^^
This is so interesting to read! For me it's more like a feeling than a specific something I'm looking for. It doesn't matter what the kid looks like, what their personality is like or how they interact with others. I have such a mixed batch of personalities in my kids that it simply can't be that. If I have a kid over for a tryout I put them into my game, load it up and I pretty much know straight away. Like Mya I get this sort of warm fuzzy feeling and in my head it's just like "yes this is an amazing bub". It's like a connection thing, sometimes there's a connection right away, sometimes it takes a little while and sometimes it's just not there. I tend to find that if I can project a kind of character on to the kid quite easily then I click with them quicker.