Yeah, the cheat code is not a permanent fix. You have to do it every time the moodlet pops up, ugh.
Swimming is the only thing that works for me.
If only I'd known this cheat when my poor alien genius got through uni and I had to delete her. Worked hard with her, because she was and undisguised Alien and nobody liked her much, but she walked Uni. I had her in my gallery and it all disappeared! Lots lots of family members that I didn't have room for in my game, but hoped to play them later. Anyway, I'm straying from the point... The Thelassophobia is waaaay over the top. It's not realistic at all. They shouldn't be scared of water per se, just deep water.
My sim seems to have thalassophobia, which is fine, but I’m having an issue where he’s constantly in fear. He doesn’t live near water and he randomly becomes scared.
a month ago
Product: The Sims 4
Platform:Sony Playstation 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Occasionally (10% - 49%)
What is your current game version number? EP10:26
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All but Star Wars
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Random
What happens when the bug occurs? Sim has the Scared / Thalassophobia moodlet while inside their home in Newcrest. Also oddly, was in Sulani on vacay plus is a Conservationist and had no no conflicting moodlet before.
What do you expect to see? Sims to not fear open/deep water in their home, away from the ocean
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? On console - never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
I have a photo but can’t provide from my phone as I play on console but you get the idea
a month ago - last edited a month ago
@midtwilightblueIf you want to be a data point for what seems to work for me, send your Sim with Thalassophobia to the beach and have them swim in the ocean.
There's a stuck "wading" buff that fires randomly, and as near as I can tell swimming correctly removes it.
a month ago
a month ago
@midtwilightblue My poor Sim had it for months after fishing with her Mom behind the Willow Creek library (which, I would like to point out, is not the ocean... but is apparently wading). She would freak out at the sink, tiny fishbowls, etc.
I've "cured" three different Sims with a swim in the ocean. Cure discovered entirely by accident: "You don't have to swim, you can watch the toddler... why are you out by the diving buoy if you're afraid of the ocean?"