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Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:43:18 PM »
What are some insignificant things that drive you mad when playing.
I will start with Sims eating birthday cake before I have the chance to add birthday candles especially between twins birthdays.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 05:57:29 PM »
Lumps of clay.  If you're famous and got "Fan" Mail, or completed the Stangerville storyline, you keep getting these in the mail.  And sims seem to be OBSESSED with them!

And a one-time-only, harmless little glitch I had, that totally freaked me out when it happened.  I either went into BB or CAS, and the music got stuck on when I went back to Live again.  It was the gentle guitar piece.  Ok, what's wrong with that?  It felt like I was playing out an epilogue montage, and I thought I was going to get a Game Over screen at any moment.



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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 07:25:56 PM »
causing me anxiety when they try something I haven't had them try before because I'm certain they'll somehow catch alight while exploring the root system under that tree on their way to Sylvan Grove. Also, the way they set fires when they try to cook. I mean, my cooking skill would be equivalent to about 1 and I haven't caused *THAT* many fires, and certainly none that set the entire kitchen alight.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 08:52:26 PM »
Dek my rags to riches Sim set the space next to her campfire on fire and the islanders all gathered to look at it but apparently couldn't reach it to put it out because the fire was too far away. At least that's what the pop up said.  Then I got 5 simoleons to replace the plate of hotdogs that had tragically been lost in the blaze.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 09:21:30 PM »
There's been a bug for quite a while with routing to put out fires caused by a campfire.  Also if my sims try to play guitar by the fire, the guitar immediately catches fire.  Someone recently made a mod that simply makes campfires not cause other fires, so you can enjoy your trip to Granite Falls without constant mishaps around the campfire.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 02:10:53 AM »
What are some insignificant things that drive you mad when playing.
I will start with Sims eating birthday cake before I have the chance to add birthday candles especially between twins birthdays.

Rachel

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 10:50:50 AM »
The animation to throw the ball when playing fetch with dog, so stupid



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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2020, 02:10:00 AM »
washing dishes in the bathroom sink ONLY.

NEVER using the automatic dishwasher.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 04:25:31 AM »
washing dishes in the bathroom sink ONLY.

NEVER using the automatic dishwasher.

My sims use the dishwasher all the time, it's their first choice.  But they'll put ONE FREAKING PLATE in and start it up, which means 2 minutes later when their wife finishes eating the dishwasher is in use and she has to use the sink.  And then she'll usually walk right past the perfectly good kitchen sink and wash it in the bathroom.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 10:32:15 AM »
With the new expansion pack I decided to download a new sim to play. I usually recycle the same sims because it takes so long to set them up how I like. Chose a beautiful lady, changed her to my liking - different to my usual sim styles.

I was so happy to start playing with her. But once I put her in the game all of a sudden she started maxing all skills.... turns out the original sim I had downloaded had been uploaded with max skills.

From what I can tell there is no way to wipe all skills? I know you can do testing cheats and reduce them down to one but I want to get rid of them completely. I donít understand why you canít choose how skilled your sims are in the first place (without cheating). Surely sometimes people would want their sims skilled in certain areas etc at the start.... you know, personalise them 🙄

I rarely have time to play these days and this has just annoyed me so much that I havenít played since.... I want to play with that sim!

In addition, I hate you canít ďlockĒ make up. I tend to keep the same make up for all outfits and it is laborious having to change it for every outfit....

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2020, 05:26:25 AM »
@Tigerskin You can take her into CAS and generate her identical twin. Althought tiny differences still might occur.
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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2020, 06:14:14 AM »
Hi @Nindigo,

Yeah I did try this but was surprised how different she looked. Examples are chunkier legs, different face/smile.

Obviously I could tweak it (and I probably will whenever I get a chance to play again) but it just frustrated me as I had spent so much time setting her up in the first place.


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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2020, 02:29:14 PM »
@Tigerskin  Do you use MCCC?  If not, I highly recommend it.  One of the many, many things it can do is reset all your skills.  Or pick through and set each where you want them.  It's not unusual for me to play a sim for quite a while, and then find them a spouse.  The spouse will be either an NPC or a sim I downloaded, at least halfway through Young Adult or often, beginning of Adult.  And they know absolutely nothing.  My sim has maxed nearly every skill they've picked up, and here's their love interest who might as well be a newborn.  So yeah they get a bunch of skills granted through MCCC.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 12:51:58 PM »
Hi @Brian_Z ,

No I donít use MCCC. Thatís a mod isnít it? I have never used mods in my game, although sometimes I am tempted!

I did eventually continue on with the twin thing. She seemed a lot similar this time (although still took ages to copy the previous sim)  ;D

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2020, 04:31:06 AM »
Lumps of clay - especially in university housing.. the amount of clay that appears in university housing is amazing...

Kleptomaniac sims in university, so I don't mind klepto sims normally, but in university housing it seems like they take every available seat and table, it's just a little frustrating at times, cause unless you lock your door you will have nowhere to do homework, read or even sleep. 

The whole NPC skills/ people entering unannounced are annoying but I've been able to fix those quickly enough.
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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2020, 02:24:45 PM »
Automatic skill gain.

I don't have the same control over my Sims in Sims 4 as I do in Sims 3, despite autonomy being disabled. Because Sims will start interacting if approached by an NPC. Then they will start to gain charisma and humor and whatnot without me telling them to. This does not sit well with me. And I'm far from the worst of control-freaks. Plus, it feels like everything is a skill in Sims 4. I'm surprised that there is no burb, fart or turn-your-head skill.
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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2020, 11:33:09 AM »
Autonomous cooking.

The Sim is hungry, so he/she goes to the fridge and cooks a single serving meal.  Now, you would think that, since they have a plate of freshly cooked food in their hand, that they'd just go ahead and eat it.  And, you would be wrong.  The Sim sets the meal down on the nearest surface, and then cooks another single serving meal.  But do they eat that one?  Hahaha, how silly!  Of course they don't eat that one!  Why would they eat that one?  No, they set that one down on the counter, too, and go to the fridge and grab yogurt and eat that, instead.   :o

And don't even get me started on their obsession with drinking water.  Take your eyes of the screen for even a fraction of a second and they got 27 glasses of water sitting around all over the place.  It's like they're living in an ocean lot, except that the ocean is in a bunch of drinking glasses.
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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2020, 02:40:42 PM »
@Hosfac  Both of those things are actual bugs.  The one with cooking, then cooking something else, seems to be recent.  The one with autonomous water drinking has been going on for quite a while- there's a hidden Thirst motive, so sims will occasionally get a drink on their own.  But at some point, it seems to have become bugged and doesn't get replenished when they grab a drink, so they keep drinking, and drinking, until they're finally interrupted by needing to pee.

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Re: Silly things that annoy you in the sims 4.
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2021, 12:54:49 AM »
The rate at which you have to fix items. I have a several things break at once.
Cooking fires is another when your new and hardly any money to replace it.