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[ARCHIVED] Empty lots not filling up

by Dumb_Iguana
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Re: No Filled Residential Lots/Too many ghosts.

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EA Sims Team

I believe that the Fill Empty Lots option does indeed work. It only occurs once per week, populates one lot at a time, and only for the current neighborhood you are playing in. This was done intentionally for performance reasons. There's also an issue we're aware of where it does not work in Windenburg. 

 

If you do not see it populating one lot per week (in a neighborhood other than Windenburg), I'd love to get my hands on your save file!

 

Regarding the ghosts, we're also aware that this is an issue. QA is tracking this, but the gameplay engineer who created ghosts, SimGuruTrev, can better explain the problem in this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/thesims/comments/4j6l1u/can_we_please_have_an_option_to_remove_ghosts/

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★★★ Novice

Really, that's the same excuse you used for getting rid of the open world. Next it will be only one sim on a single lot, no external world at all for "performance" reasons. The lots need to fill up faster than that, like within a sim week of being vacant, and not just one the one neighbourhood. It's beyond frustrating to see that the only house occupied in the entire game is the one I'm playing, because I chose the newest world. The only friends are dead sims. And there isn't enough living child or teenage sims to fill a six sim club. 

 

 

But I do appreciate that someone on the development end has finally acknowledged the problem. 

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★★★★★ Novice

I will keep my eye on my games, but it seems if you don't have "starter houses" then the sims can't afford to move in, and they must be furnished.  It really does need to be more that one per sim week though.

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★★★★★ Novice

As for the ghost issue, letting the sims go to the netherworld and destroying the urn/tombstone does not work properly.  I have firsthand experience with my sims parents showing up after getting rid of the tombstone/urns.   This is very recent too. 

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@AStrangePuppy wrote:

I will keep my eye on my games, but it seems if you don't have "starter houses" then the sims can't afford to move in, and they must be furnished.  It really does need to be more that one per sim week though.


 

I was wondering whether the cost of my "starter houses" were too much (Slightly over 20,000). I have filled all the remaining empty lots with homes so that more Sims could move in, but even so, I still have three starter homes that are well bellow 20,000 but no Sims have moved in yet. 

 

I've also been told that Mods may be a potential issue for this? But I'm not sure if that is 100% correct.

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Hero

In which neighbor hood is that ? The same you're active family lives in ?

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Crin

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Re: [OPEN] Empty lots not filling up

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It used to work back in 2015
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Hero

Which neighborhood do you have issues in ?

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Crin

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Re: [OPEN] Empty lots not filling up

★★ Apprentice

I have this problem too; my family is in Oasis Springs and I have house that will not fill. It came with the base game and its a starter house. I do use mods as well

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Hero
Hi @OMGStars

is your active family living in Oasis springs ?

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Crin

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