Bot Fanatic Trait

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Uploaded: 9th Jun 2020 at 10:01 AM
Updated: 11th Aug 2022 at 5:12 AM - Fixed buff tuning
Bot Fanatic Trait: Bot fanatics can't get enough of widgets and gadgets. These sims are fascinated by complex robotics and would rather spend time with robots than with people. This trait is located in the Hobby category.

This trait was made with Zerbu's Mod Constructor program and I am eternally grateful to them!

Update Notes
  • 8/11/2022: Minor update to fix the frequency of the "Need to Tinker" buff.
  • 8/10/2022: Updated for Patch 1.90 - removed whims so that the trait no longer prevents wants from appearing. This is a quick update, so please let me know if you run into any other issues.
  • 11/28/2020: Updated for Patch 1.68 - work has kept me incredibly busy lately, so I haven't been able to test this extensively. Please let me know if you run into any issues!
  • 6/12/2020: Version 1.2, added a new buff to cause boredom when around non-robots. Altered animation in CAS.
  • 6/9/2020: Updated for Patch 1.63

I was inspired by the Sims 3 Bot Fan trait and wanted to see if I could make something similar for the Sims 4. Robotics was always a bit boring for me, and my hope was that this trait would make things more interesting.

A Quick Note:
Oh boy was this trait harder than I anticipated! It took a lot of code digging to find the tuning ID's I needed and then there were challenges with the types of buffs. For that reason I've tested this trait pretty thoroughly. That said, I'm still REALLY new to creating traits so please let me know if you run into any challenges.

As you may have guessed, this trait requires the Discover University expansion pack. All buffs and modifiers are focused around the robotics skill, the engineer career, and the robotics workbench. You should NOT need any other stuff packs, game packs, or expansion packs. That said, I do have all of the expansions and stuff packs in my game, so when I tested this trait it was with all of the packs included.

What does it do?
This trait uses the genius autonomous actions and combines that with a series of buffs connected to the robotics skill and servos. Bot fanatic sims will have increased robotics skill gain, increased progress in the engineer career, and slightly slower friendship relationship gain when not around servos.
This trait is restricted to teens through elders, as children can't use the robotics workbench without Zulf's Talented Kids mods (which I highly recommend!)

1. Beep Bop Boop: {0.SimFirstName} is feeling in their element being surrounded by these robots. If only they could somehow become one themselves... Sims receive this buff when around servos for a +4 Confident buff and increased friendship gain.

2. In the Robo-Zone: {0.SimFirstName} is totally in the zone right now! They love nothing more than being up to their elbows in gears and circuits. Sims receive this +5 Focused buff when doing any crafting interactions at the robotics workbench or enhancing servos. Sims will also gain fun while working at the robotics workbench.

3. Give My Creation Life!: {0.SimFirstName} is creating life! Well, robotic life anyway... Sims receive this +2 Inspired buff when crafting servos (I realize the screenshot shows energized, but I switched it to inspired after taking this picture ).

4. Need to Tinker!: {0.SimFirstName} is feeling overwhelmed by all of their new ideas for bots, they need to get to a robotics workbench quick! Sims will receive this +4 Stressed buff if they have gone too long without crafting at the robotics workbench, and will lose it upon using the workbench.

5. One of them: Finally, {0.SimFirstName} is one step closer to becoming a robot! Now to figure out how to replace the rest of this fleshy nonsense with cybernetic efficiency! Sims will get this +2 Confident boost when they have any of the robotic arms equipped.

6. Eureka!: {0.SimFirstName} has just had a major breakthrough! What genius! What invention! What mechanical brilliance! Sims will have a random chance of gaining this +3 Inspired buff.

7. So Basic: Where are the shiny chrome exteriors and whirring gears? {0.SimFirstName} can't stand being around living, breathing, incredibly squishy sims, and prefers to be in the company of AI. Sims will get this +3 bored buff when around other sims, and will see slower relationship gain with regular sims.
Thanks to Eggyslav for the idea and most of the phrasing for this buff! Such a great idea!

Additional Credits:
Again, this trait would not be possible without Zerbu's Mod Constructor Program: