February 2018 - last edited May 2020 by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Often (50% - 99%)
What is your current game version number? n/a
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Dine Out GP, Backyard SP, Cool Kitchen SP, Fitness SP, Movie Hangout SP.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? visit a household and wait for a fire to start.
What happens when the bug occurs? household members/inactive Sims will not put out the fire. some will not even react.
What do you expect to see? at least one of them to try to extinguish the fire.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No
i noticed the "autonomy issues" thread was set to be about toddlers, so i'm making this one. my apologies if it's wrong to do so.
i was playing a Sim who'd travelled to visit friends (a household of 8) when a fire happened to start in one of the kitchens. everybody but my active Sim either stared at it, or walked up to stand in the middle of it. nobody tried to extinguish it/themselves, so i had to direct my active Sim to (attempt to) do it.
i've seen this happen several times before, but in very small houses with only one NPC, so it was easy to get to the fires quickly. this time, my active Sim was upstairs when the fire warning notification appeared.
i play with autonomy on for everybody but the active Sim. i didn't choose 100% under "how often", only because i can't get any more fires to test with today... even in that household of 8.
EDIT by Crinrict: Changed Tag in title