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Re: Plants evolving by themselves

by Avenagaliene
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[FIXED] Plants change quality on their own (evolve on their own ?)

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★ Apprentice

Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 1.63.134.1020
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All, except Moschino, My First Pets, Kids and Luxury
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Plant a seed. Leave the lot. Plant upgraded. See below for specific details.
What happens when the bug occurs? Plant upgrades from Normal - Excellent - Perfect.
What do you expect to see? Sims should be able to evolve plants.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Patch + Expansion

So I'm not sure if any of these are going to be factors... and ironically this is happening on my "Mother Earth" Sim.

Lot Traits:  Geothermal, Natural Well, Off-the-Grid
Sim Traits:  Green Fiend, Recycle Disciple, Children of the Islands, Storm Chaser Sim, Frugal, Morning Sim, Marketable, Collector

NAP(s):  Green Gardening, Juiced Community, Rock Your Body, Self-Sufficiency
Lot:  Rockridge Springs


Items Planted:  Taro [Normal], Spinach Plant [Normal], Bell Pepper Plant [Normal]
Location:  Ground

 

Steps

1.  Planted the three items listed above.

2.  Traveled to Lot:  The Portsmouth Promenade
3.  Returned home -- Plants now Excellent.
4.  Saved game to get Version Number.

5.  Reloaded game -- Plants now Perfect.  Harvestables also considered perfect.

 

Additional Information

  • Random Sim testing --- Brichester -- Not replicating
  • New save:  Rockridge Springs -- Replicated
  • Repaired - Continuing
  • New Save After Repair - Replicated

Possible Triggers for Event(s)

  • Beehive / Insect Nest [?]
  • Trait(s):  Reduce and Recycle, Geothermal, Natural Well, Great Soil
  • Community Footprint:  Green / Neutral
  • Lots:  Port Promise [ECO], Willow Creek Park [Base] 

Other Problems with Plant Evolution Noticed

 

Edit By Crinrict: Added Tag to Title, Adjusted Title

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Re: [UNSURE] Plants change quality on their own (evolve on their own ?)

Hero

Plants no longer change their quality or evolve on their own after Sims traveling.

Fixed in Patch 1.68.154/ 1.33

If you're still experiencing this issue, please create a new thread. 

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: Plants evolving by themselves

Hero
@Avenagaliene Does this happen on all lots you have or only this one with these lot traits ? Maybe it's a perk of one of the lot traits ?

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: Plants evolving by themselves

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@crinrict -- I've been doing testing.  I've tried new games, repairing, etc.  and seem to have the same bug regardless of what Sim is on there and/or traits.  So my lot itself seems to be bugged.  I have been trying to get a hold of someone to replicate it on theirs, to no avail.

 

It also made Garden Variety Aspiration impossible to complete without cheating.

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Re: Plants evolving by themselves

★★ Guide

Is the neighborhood footprint green? It seems like plants improve in quality under a green footprint, which may be by design.

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★ Apprentice

@Bra1nBlast3dNeutral / Green both have the same impact on the lot for me.  Please keep in mind as well that I can SAVE the game and come back to an upgraded plant.

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★★★★ Novice

I have this issue also. It is happening in different lots with different sims. Also, I had a number of Perfect plants that have downgraded themselves to Magnificent. There are a few that were ready to evolve prior to encountering the bug, those seem to not be evolving on their own. In addition, sheltered plants are resetting to just a dirt pile when a season changes and have to grow again.

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I am currently playing on Long... so when my Season changes I'll see if this occurs for me as well... Regardless I'll add it up top.

 

Also @Ysenne , could you possibly tell me what Traits/Locations you have replicated the bug at...?

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Re: Plant Evolution Problems

★★ Novice

Within my game my plants also keep resetting to dirt piles despite having been excellent quality, in the right season, and outdoors. I tried planting on diffrent lots, removing/or changing traits. There is no mods in my game. This is really annoying because any work put into planting is just randomly reset. 

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Re: Plant Evolution Problems

Hero
@Sugaababyy That sounds more like this issue: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-Bushes-shrink-after-harvesting/td-p/9168505

@Avenagaliene Marking this as unsure and I'll try to get some info but it might be a while.

Happy Gaming
Crin

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Re: [UNSURE] Plants change quality on their own (evolve on their own ?)

★ Apprentice

I have been having a similar issue but the opposite way - magnificent plants will chance to 'nice' quality randomly, rather than keeping their quality after being evolved.

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