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Re: [COLLECTION THREAD] Butler Issues

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Re: [COLLECTION THREAD] Butler Issues

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My butler is useless. She was taking bubble baths all the time. She would wander around the house frequently, but she rarely did anything like cleaning or cooking. When I got babies/toddlers in the house, she would just stand in the nursery in front of the cradle/toddler bed... and 2 times she stood at the end of the parent's bed. It's creepy. I have had issues with previous attempts to use a Butler in other games, so I went ahead and dismissed her and I am not planning on employing another one until they're actually useful and no longer being creepy stalkers.

 

I also get annoyed that the time speed stays normal when the household members are asleep or away at work/school. But that I can deal with more than the creep factor and uselessness. 

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Re: Same butler everywhere

★★★★ Novice

How do you share a save file? I am having the same problem. (Same butler everywhere)

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Re: Same butler everywhere

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I had an issue where I had a klepto butler stealing things, so I fired her and got a new one. I went into the city for an event, came back home, and it had reverted back to my old butler.

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

★★ Guide

I have the same problem re: gardening with butlers.  I told the butler to stop gardening and he didn't listen and kept gardening so I thought perhaps the instruction wouldn't take until after he finished.  

 

I later went to tell the butler to start gardening again (I had finished the first tier of the gardening aspiration) and the option was still to 'stop gardening' even though I had told him to stop before. Also, I noticed the garden was drying out so I ended up assigning the task of 'water plants' in order to get him to water the plants.  

 

I also notice that time won't go in ultra speed if you have a butler awake on your lot, though I notice the same with any NPCs on your lot (or if you are trying to nap in a public area).  I think the slow speed in public areas is recent, and particularly noticeable in San Myshuno as I've done a lot of rags to riches and I don't remember time not going to ultra speed when the Sims were napping on benches in the past.  

 

I have no mods or CC and play on a Windows 10 gaming laptop. 

 

Thanks!

Jennifer

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Butler not appearing on lot while visiting

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If I visit a sim who has a butler hired, the butler is not there at the house while I'm there. I see them walking around as townies in their normal clothes all the time but the only time I see them as a butler is if I'm playing the family who has them hired. Is this normal?

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Re: Butler not appearing on lot while visiting

EA Sims Team

@mariah6194 This is by design, the butler is only working when you're playing as the household that has one hired.

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Re: Butler not appearing on lot while visiting

★★★★ Novice

Okay, cool thanks for the reply Standard smile

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

EA Live QV Team

@MapleSimmer Would you mind providing your save game ?

 

If so, please zip up this folder: documents\electronicarts\thesims4\saves and drop the file to this Mediafire-Link to upload.

Please make sure to name the zip file with your user name.

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

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I uploaded the specific save file with my user name to the link you provided; it would take me a long time to upload my save folder as I have a lot of different saves.  

 

Please let me know if you need anything else.

 

Thanks and regards,

Jennifer

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Re: Butlers very glitchy

EA Live QV Team

@MapleSimmer Are you using a lot of CC? We are getting a lot of missing items in the save.

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