Lot Trait The Sims 4 lot type as of Patch 42, introducing lot traits
A lot trait is a feature for The Sims 4, introduced with patch 42. Residential lots, as well as apartments[TS4CL] and most venues, can be assigned lot traits that impact gameplay on that specific lot, such as increasing skill and relationship gains, or enabling random events to occur.
Each lot can be assigned up to three traits. Several apartments in San Myshuno feature locked traits which cannot be changed or removed, as well as traits that are exclusive to only these specific lots.
List of lot traits
The game features 38 lot traits. 9 are available in the base game. 18 traits are added with City Living expansion pack.Vampires adds 3 lot traits, all related to the primary theme of the game pack. Cats & Dogs adds 6 lot traits related to pets. Jungle Adventure adds 2 more lot traits related to jungle vacationing. There are also 7 lot traits in the base game that are locked and cannot be assigned to a lot in any manner, and are thus unused and 3 more locked traits added in City Living.
The acoustics are perfect here! A great place for any musician to hone their skills.
A home lot with this trait deters all but the most determined visitors (It has little effect on commercial venues).
No Sims will visit the lot, unless invited by the household.
More teens will hang out in the neighborhood that surrounds this lot. You'll spot them roaming around and loitering in the streets, as teens are known to do. It's a good opportunity for teens in your household to meet new friends their own age!
Teenager Sims will visit the lot more often than usual.
Food prepared in this kitchen just seems to taste better and usually comes out better quality.
After preparing food, Sims will receive the "Inspired Chef" inspired moodlet that lasts for 2 hours.
Occasionally there's a minor tremor here. Probably nothing to worry about...
The lot will randomly experience mild earthquakes, causing Sims to become tense and objects to break.
The local school is great! Kids seem to get high grades and usually do better at homework.
30% boost to school performance. 25% of Child or teen Sim receiving the "Quality Education" confident moodlet before school.
The Mean Vibe makes it easier to get other Sims angry with Mean or Mischief interactions.
Sims will gain the "Mean Vibes" angry moodlet when using mean or mischief interactions.
The artsy vibe makes this a great place to be creative. Painting, Writing and Woodworking usually comes out better quality.
Sims will receive craft-related whims more often, and will output significantly higher-quality crafted objects.
The beautiful scenery really makes this place uplifting. When the sun goes down, Sims may get Energized, Happy or Inspired.
At 6:00 pm Sims on the lot will receive an energized, happy, or inspired moodlet that will last until 6:00 am.
Lots of things seem to go wrong in this Apartment.
Sims will often feel uncomfortable or tense, may experience random bladder failure, pain or dizziness, and are more likely to die from electrocution and exhaustion. The lot will also experience fires more frequently, and food will spoil faster.
Sims have a chance to get nauseous when eating, drinking, or using the bathroom.
33% of Sim becoming nauseous when eating, drinking, or using the toilet on a lot with this trait.
Stuff breaks here a lot. It's like there are tiny goblins that come out at night and smash things...but that's ridiculous, right?
Objects may break while Sims on the lot are asleep.
Sims often find loose change around the place. It's like there's a secret money fairy or something.
Sims may find small amounts of Simoleons while cleaning, napping, rummaging, etc. Occasionally the Sim will also receive the "Penny Pixies" happy moodlet upon finding money.
Parties just seem to go well at this place. Meeting Social Event goals becomes much easier.
Social event objectives are easier to fulfill, and the effect of all friendly and romantic social interactions are boosted during these events.
From clogged sewers to grimy counters, this place seems to get dirty really quickly.
Objects will become dirty at double the usual rate.
Locals say this place is haunted. Pah! What do they know?
At 10:30 pm, ghosts will appear on the lot and wreak havoc.
Romantic aura makes it easier to get other people in the mood for LURVE!
Sims may receive the "Feelin' Lucky!" flirty moodlet when using romantic social interactions. This moodlet will increase the success of romantic interactions with other Sims.
Gardening just seems to go really well here.
Increases the rate of plant growth.
Kids just seem to learn faster here.
Child Sims and adult Sims with the childish trait receive the "Child's Play"/"Inner Child Play" playful moodlet when using children's objects.
On Ley Line
Full of funky fertile earth energy, twins are born here more often than not.
Boosts the chances of a Sim conceiving twins.
Broken things just seem to get mended overnight. It's as if kindly Gnomes watch over the place...
Objects may be magically repaired while Sims on the lot are asleep.
These traits are locked to specific apartments and cannot be changed or removed, nor can they be assigned to other lots. The cheap, pricey and low deposit traits are not used, and are therefore inaccessible within the game.
Rent is cheaper than average for this Apartment.
No effect. This trait is unused. Despite the description, an apartment's rent cost is fixed and is not actually affected by the trait.
The beautiful views are sure to lift anyone's spirits.
Sims receive the "Fantastic View" energized moodlet when within range of an exterior-facing window.
The Landlord has one rule - the Inspirational plaque dedicated to a famous historical resident can never be removed or sold.
The lot contains a plaque that cannot be moved or removed. Viewing the plaque grants the Sim the "Historical Location" inspired moodlet.
The neighbors live life to the max. There's often a party going on.
The lot is more likely to receive disruption from neighbours.
The deposit for this apartment is suspiciously low...
No effect. This trait is unused. Despite the description, an apartment's deposit cost is fixed and is not actually affected by the trait.
A great place to practice your Handiness skills!
The apartment will randomly experience issues such as power outage, burst pipes, roaches, mice, and bad smells.
Rent is higher than average for this Apartment.
Sims living on the lot receive the "Only the Finest" happy moodlet indefinitely. This trait is unused. Despite the description, an apartment's rent cost is fixed and is not actually affected by the trait.
A flirty vibe radiates from the beautiful fireplace in this apartment. The Landlord won't allow this fireplace to be removed or sold.
The lot contains a fireplace that cannot be moved or removed. Sims within range of the fireplace receive the "Flirty Fire" flirty moodlet.
The rent for this apartment includes maid service.
A maid will arrive each weekday to clean the apartment, free of charge.
Maybe it's the insulation or maybe the neighbors are very polite. Either way, it's never noisy here.
The lot is less likely to receive disruption from neighbours.
On A Dark Ley Line
The dark energy here has a impact on all nocturnal activities. You can expect babies conceived here to require extra care while teething.
Increases the chance of a baby being born as a vampire, even if both parents are not vampires.
Registered Vampire Lair
The lot registers as a vampire lair. The League will send various gifts from time to time. Through the mail, no less. Even the immortals use the public mail service. Only available on home residences.
The household will regularly receive free gifts through the mail.
A dark void envelopes this lot in the upside down. Vampires are more likely to visit the area.
Vampires will visit the lot more often.
Cats & Dogs
Increases the chances for pets to have larger pet litters.
Pregnant pets are likely to give birth to more than one offspring.
Cat owners will visit this lot with their cats.
Pet cats and their owners will visit the lot.
Stray cats really love this lot. Meow!
Stray cats will visit the lot.
Dog owners will visit this lot with their dogs.
Pet dogs and their owners will visit the lot.
Stray dogs will hang out at this lot.
Stray dogs will visit the lot.
Sims gain Pet Training skill faster on this lot.
Sims will gain the pet training skill faster, and have an easier time training pets as a result.
It seems that some creepy pests have taken up residence here. Be prepared; when they hit you'll never see them coming.
Spiders, bees, and bats may randomly descend on Sims on the lot.
Peace and Quiet
Something about this lot makes it great for reading. Sims understand more, so they gain skill faster from reading, and Tense moods go away faster.
Sims will gain skill from books much faster, and may get a moodlet to relieve tension.