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[OPEN] [IL] Survey Ocean Wildlife from buoy doesn't clear job task

by BlackjackWidow

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[OPEN] [IL] Survey Ocean Wildlife from buoy doesn't clear job task

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Product: The Sims 4
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?
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? IL, RG, Grim's Ghoulish Guitar, Holiday Pack
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Have a Sim in the Marine Biologist track of the Conservationist career. Try to complete the job task "Survey Ocean Wildlife" from a buoy that displays the option.
What happens when the bug occurs? The sim snorkels around and completes the task to "survey", but the job task does not complete.
What do you expect to see? Either: Remove "Survey Ocean Wildlife" from the buoy menu (as this is not what the task bubble says to complete) -or- Completing the task "Survey Ocean Wildlife" from a buoy should clear the task
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. June 21, 2019 Island Living expansion pack launch

The Marine Biologist (Conservationist career) has a job task to "Survey Ocean Wildlife".  A button to "Survey Ocean Wildlife" is available on the snorkeling buoys. A sim can successfully complete the "Survey Ocean Wildlife" task at the buoy, but it does not complete the job task. 

Survey ocean wildlife at buoy.png


Hovering over the task, the info says to "Survey coral, schools of fish or sea turtles in the ocean of Mua Pel'am". Clicking on any of those items and completing the task to "Survey Ocean Wildlife" does clear the task.

Survey Ocean Wildlife task.png

Survey ocean life-coral.pngSurvey ocean life-fish.pngSurvey ocean life-turtles.png


I believe the intention was to have the task completed on the actual wildlife, and the choice on the buoys should be removed. Alternatively, enable the completion of the task on the buoy to clear the job task.



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Re: Marine Biologist-Survey Ocean Wildlife from buoy doesn't clear job task

★★ Expert


I can confirm it. I can also add that sending research results to the Institute does not change anything and does not improve career. Sending research results to the 'Nature Channel' doesn't give you any money. It looks like both options don't work the same as doesn't work task "Survey Ocean Wildlife"

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★★★ Apprentice

Yep I have this too. I have to manually click some sea animal like the turtles and survey those there, the buoy doesn't work.

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★★★★ Novice

I have had this too.  But sometimes the buoy did work.  Now it doesn't.

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