Vlad confuses me
By - _Pandaz__
Without cheats he'll always come in when your sims are asleep. Dogs are a deterrent. Garlic is a deterrent. All sims on the lot have to be asleep for him to come inside. With the locking update you can lock the door so all of this is moot and he won't come in anyway.
Some people want him to come inside and feed on their sims so they just don't bother with any of that stuff.
I suspect the unlock door ability is an NPC ability for him. Other vampires will do it too, I think, but I haven't had any other vampires come to my sim's doors in a long time.
Caleb does the same thing in my game, just walks in if I don't answer the door. I think one other vampire I've made has done this while playing another household but I have never given the always welcome to those particular vampires
I have a vampire sim that I created (not premade) that might enter when every sim on the lot is asleep.
I already gave him unlock door powers though, so my anecdote might not be very useful for you. None of the other vampires save Vlad does that
My boyfriend made a great point when he saw Vlad for the first time the other day and after I told him that he was a vampire and he could just walk in he said "vampires have to be invited to come in" which completely blew my mind because he's right. In most classic vampire stories, that is literally one of their main traits.
Even so, do you get vampire sims stalking outside your apartment (walking a particular way) before going to the elevator? That happens at night when at least one sim is awake for me.
If you make all your sims sleep maybe they'd come and feed.