January 2020 - last edited February 2020 by crinrict
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? 220.127.116.110
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything except the last four most recent stuff packs.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Finish the last exam for the last term before graduation and wait for the final report at 6.00pm.
What happens when the bug occurs? Sim will receive supreme freelancer award item in the family inventory.
What do you expect to see? Not receiving an object that is meant for freelancer career.
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? Neutral/Not Sure
I don't think sims are meant to receive the freelancer career object when they receive their final report for a degree.
Can you check to see if your diploma is in your inventory. Like the one you hang on your wall? I got my graduation photo and just like you I received the freelancer award. But I didn't get my diploma, so I was wondering if you did.
January 2020 - last edited January 2020
Actually I was trying to figure that out too and I think it has more to do with the fact the freelancer career has no career promotion levels, but as you complete the freelancer career to the Edge you get a raise and its reset back again, The Degree may add a few level raises or maybe it raises at a faster rate with a degree, I will check into it the next time I play a freelancer. However I believe that does something in the freelancer career just don't know what.
Apparently if you get a degree that is connected to one of the freelancer careers the degree allows you to skip the promotional grinding for a raise and your start the job at the highest performance level. This only effects the freelancer careers and not the work from home careers.
February 2020 - last edited February 2020
I've done a house with 6 young adults who all got their various degrees (all different) and they all got this freelancer award.
Just for the record; they all got their diplomas. Only half of them got their graduation pics bc you can't go to both institutions on the same day (which is imo an issue but not a bug).
I noticed the award pop up in household inventory too - my house that 8 students shared now has 9 of them (one girl did a second degree); Another house with 2 students has 2 as well. About half of them went to their graduation ceremonies; they all have their degree certificates.
The degrees were in: Culinary Arts, Drama, Computer Science, Language & Literature (x2), Physics, Communications, Psychology, History, Biology, Fine Art, Art History. All were distinguished degrees; I don't think any were honours (managing 8 students at once isn't easy!).