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[OPEN] Negative Sentiment Applied Without Reason

by essie1003

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[OPEN] Negative Sentiment Applied Without Reason

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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? Discovery University, Get Famous, Seasons, Cats and Dogs, Get Together, Get to Work. Star Wars, Realm of Magic, Vampires, Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat. Laundry Day, Vintage Glamour, Spooky, Perfect Patio.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? get married, have a toddler, have the wife/mother give the toddler a bath.
What happens when the bug occurs? The husband/father gets a hurt sentiment.
What do you expect to see? Not getting a hurt sentiment.
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. After the snowy escape patch when sentiments were added to the base game. I do not have Snowy Escape

The husband gets the sentiment from any distance but if the husband is in the bathroom with the mother and toddler, the toddler gets the sentiment too. Because I do not have the Snowy Escape  Expansion, I can not turn off sentiments. This is causing me to not play because of the negative effects on the husband sim.


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@essie1003 Does the male sim have the jealous trait?

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@PoptartJuniper no he is active creative genius


He sentiment is now deeply wounded. and it keeps resetting any time the mother is around or if she interacts with the child


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@essie1003 Does it give any info when hovering over the sentiment (even with SE, you can't turn them off. You can only turn off lifestyles)

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★★★★★ Newbie

I had this issue with a toddler and his mother too, the deeply wounded sentiment out of nowhere.

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@crinrict Just the standard flavor text. I don’t know if it matters, but all sims involved are vampires. I have them hibernating hoping that the sentiment will decay over time
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★★★★★ Newbie

I’m also having it with toddler and mother, although the toddler has grown up now, the hurt came with no reason but nearly went away and now the kid is deeply wounded by the mother and she hasn’t done anything 😂 I wish there was a cheat to reset or delete sentiments tbh

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@StokeySimmer Having the same issue. One toddler twin has the Deeply Wounded sentiment now for no reason. Had been just hoping it would decay but it's just getting more intense.
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★★★★ Apprentice

I just got the wrong sentiment for no effing reason what’s so ever. My two good and cheerful sim go on a date and one is deeply in love and the other has a festering grudge. What the hell? There are no events that would prompt that sentiment. They had a great date and despite this supposed sentiment still got engaged no problem. My complaint is therefore layered. One I would like for the creators of this poorly designed game to provide a prompt of why sims are getting sentiments they are. Even a sentence in my notification panel would be nice. Right now they seam to be random and I have no clue of what is going on. None of the events have any reason to create a festering grudge or many of the sentiments. The two sims have a full friendship meter, and full pink meter. I am getting no information on why I am getting the sentiments I do. If you are going to introduce this element to the game, context would be nice. “From happy memories” wtf does that mean? What memories? They ate dinner in the same room?  This game worse then before. Every time anything is added in terms of game play it either does not function as intended or is not thought through in design. I don’t know why you are assigning some of the sentiments. This game lacks animation to show me what happened, there is no notification. It is so frustrating. Give me context. It’s a game. I get it’s sims, but games need context. My second issue is that despite that you assigned an absurd, out of place sentiment it did not impact game play, interactions, nor animation. Basically what is the point of these sentiments if they do absolutely nothing? The sims team just added another useless, pointless feature. Here is a new panel, traits, reputation sentiment. Oh they don’t matter.

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★★★★★ Guide

My situation isn't quite the same but similar.  I clicked "me too" so apologies if this should fall under a different thread.  Until yesterday, the sentiments haven't been a problem and actually kind of cute.  However, when I added a toddler for my two dads, things have not gone so well.  The toddler was sad about a potty accident.  When one of the dads tried to comfort him, the toddler got the hurt sentiment and is now almost always angry or sad about it.  It's been at least one or maybe two sim days and the sentiment lingers.  First, it seems silly this toddler would get a hurt sentiment from simply not wanting comfort (especially since he's "fussy" and should like the attention).  Second, I don't understand why this supposedly short term sentiment should stick around so long. Thanks for letting me vent.  I hope someone has some advice about this.


Update:  I went through almost a whole sims week, trying to rid the toddler of his hurt sentiment.  I separated him from the dad who hurt him for around 48 sim hours.  Then I tried having the dad talk to him and play with him, in an effort to generate a new sentiment.  Nothing worked.  I got super frustrated and ended up removing the toddler and adding a new one.  I seriously hope someone can somehow fix this.  


Second update:  Another "hurt" sentiment when one of the dads tried to calm down the angry toddler!  Perhaps there's a cheat to remove these irritating, seemingly random yet powerfully debilitating sentiments, especially from toddlers.  Not only do they get the sad moodlet, it also diminishes positive moodlets.  To have a toddler constantly saddened by the mere presence of one of his parents is pretty much ruining my experience with this game.

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