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How Cleaning Up Works in Island Living and How to Play Conservationist

How Cleaning Up Works in Island Living and How to Play Conservationist

By Micah Moen 42 Comments October 9, 2019


Conservationist is one of a few major features
introduced in The Sims 4 Island Living. The new career comes paired with an environment
system and some unique events we’ll take a look at. This new career is all about cleaning the
Islands and protecting ecosystems. As a work from home Career, it offers you
some flexibility in how you approach it. You can either go into work rabbit hole style
or choose to work from home and do a few assignments when and where you want. All in all Conservationist provides a monetary
reward for taking care of Sulani. You can improve the Islands without ever touching
this career, it just provides some abilities that make that happen much faster. On the surface the pay is fairly low but you
get several opportunities to make money with abilities that are unlocked. Everyday Sims can improve Sulani’s ecosystem
by collecting garbage in the oceans, or combing the beach for trash. While scuba diving, they will also somehow
improve the ecosystem – I suppose they’re finding plastic on the bottom and pocketing
it. Anyway, an action that helps with this will
show a glowing green leaf near the Sim’s heart. This means you’ve applied points toward cleaning
Sulani and gotten a step closer to an improved Island . Island, singular, as the only Island to really
change substantially is Mua Pel’am, the one with the volcano. There are three stages including the starting
one, with the third offering the most noticeable impact. Trees will be greener, more flowers are present,
and there will be butterflies on the beach. Coral also grows larger around the rocks in
the water. While picking up a piece of garbage will give
you 1 point out of the 100 or so you need to get to the best level, Conservationists
get abilities that give 5-10x as many points and could probably finish improving the Island
inside one or two Sim weeks. It should definitely happen by the time you’ve
hit level 10 in the career if you put in a little effort. Conservationists are tasked with Researching
Conservation on the computer and taking samples from the oceans. This second one is kind of cool in that you
can see algae or pollution in the waters and you’ll need to take samples from those colored
areas. Note that analyzing samples is based on logic
skill, so unless you build up the skill they’re going to blow up in your face fairly often. Well, over and over again really. It’s kind of funny how bad Sims are at this
without any logic experience. I’d suggest you save some from the early levels
for later when you’ll be more effective at researching. Later in the career you get to pick between
two branches. Environmental Manager and Marine Biologist. We’ll look at the difference in depth in a
moment but think of managers as influencing government policy while marine biologists
are more hands on and doing science at the ground level. No matter which branch you choose, you’ll
get the Shoot Nature Documentary ability which makes the Sim disappear into the rabbit hole
for several hours. When they come back, you get to name the film
and will collect royalties. Eh, it’s pretty similar to any other skill
like Media Production. The Environmental Manager branch takes on
Charisma as an added requirement. They need it for passing policy that gives
about 10 points toward the Ecosystem System. This is done with the phone through the career
menu. You can only do it every 12 hours, and progress
is added in 20% increments. It can take a few days to pass a policy. Basically, this is not a good way to clean
up Sulani on its own but it’s something you can work on over time that adds chunks of
progress. Policies actually have an impact on your Sim’s
life, like you can get fines if you fish outside the a designated hours. There’s a long list of these and they all
kind of have some form of effect on day to day living and they will impact all Sims that
live in the world. They also have the Apply for Grant ability
that gives a chunk of money when approved. If you have some research data when you do
this, it’ll improve your odds. The Marine Biologist is more hands-on as I
said, doing science at buoys to collect samples from the ocean floor. Proving the job is more physical, they require
Fitness to get promotions. While they don’t have a big ability like making
policy to affect Sulani’s environment, the science results are better than just picking
up garbage and will help get you to the final stage in the environment narrative at a similar
pacing. Collecting research data is a big part of
being a Marine Biologist, and you’ll do a lot of moving between areas. If you’re not a Mermaid, I suggest trying
to keep a jet ski in your inventory to help save time. All in all Marine Biologists can get research
from buoys in both deep and shallow water as well as fishing spots and can accumulate
a lot of points toward the cleanup just gathering and sending in that research data. In a welcome change, maxing out these careers
gives Sims a unique reward trait depending what they choose. Marine Biologist gets Master of the Sea, improving
the rate they gain friendship with mermaids and dolphins, while also boosting the rate
they swim by a noticeable amount. The Environmental Manager gets Natural Speaker,
boosting success in conversation and helping them to apply for grants more successfully. When you rank up Mua Pel’am’s environment
score, you’ll get a notification like this one. If you’re on the island when it happens, the
change should be noticeable. If you read the text you’ll see that new events
on the third rank. One is that heading to the Oceanic Paradise
lot will let you meet an albino dolphin, you just click the water. You can live here, and remove the Off The
Grid lot trait if you like. Another event is the baby turtles which was
uh… cute, but a little underwhelming. One of those things you check out one time,
maybe use in a story, and never visit again. Not really to knock it, it’s just that it’s
a simple visual effect and doesn’t seem to do much for gameplay. It might make your Sim happy I guess, but
mood management is not really a problem at this point now is it? All in all it’s cool to see an environmental
activist type career make its way to The Sims 4. The reward for doing so is very visually focused
and does give you a really nice place to live if you save up or cheat your way to the 50×50
lot on Mua Pel’am. How rewarding these things are depends very
much on you as a player but the Career has more going for it than any rabbit hole at
least, and offers yet another viable way to make money if not super wealth. Well, that’s all for today. I have a good bit more to say about Island
Living. There are several activities I don’t have
a page or video about but none of them are major. This is the last major addition to the guide. Thanks everyone who watched, and hit the bell
if you want to know when we make new stuff.

42 Comments found

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Xavier Master !!

I was the first to watch the video ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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puddintain12

Cool

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Craig Bennett II

Does the island revert back, and you have to keep it up? Or is it a 1 time change?

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๋กœ์ด๋ฏธ๋‚˜

Sulani is dying as i finish up my main sim's current aspirations

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Kim McNichol

I'm so excited for this! Tying it into my rags to riches challenge. SUUUPER HERE FOR IT!

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ShellyShort

I find both your help page and now the video's amazingly helpful. I am amazed you haven't got 10'000,s of followers for the info you give. It's a shame folks are missing out. Keep up the good work Carl and lets hope the word keeps spreading. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ellerwind

I love how the flask blows up in there face but I hate how they don't have to pick the glass out >:) . I'm enjoying the video guides. Keep up the good work

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Angelus Marcarita

Dolphin one is crazy, if they do wicked pets. Wicked mermaid works now. Wicked dolphin comes soon lol.

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Jelane Johnson

Thanks for the summary! I was wondering what happens when Mua Pel'am was completely cleaned up!

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watchingponies

Tulsi approves.
Nice vid. I didn't even knew that you are on YouTube.
My girl is an aggressive hedgefund manager now :') who just moved to Sulani.
She's sick of her career and fell in love with the islands. She wants to step in.
There ! Great story.

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TheGuido1963

short and sweet as usual. I think the 50×50 lot is bugged.

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Jenn W

Ok, ok, I had to buy it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paisan Pane

Pink dolphin? How can I call for one?

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Lina

lol at the 5 hour achievement you got

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Giga Mermaid Is Waifu

I have to rewatch this video. I lost focus after he uttered the word mermaid. 4:20

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Swag It

Dude can you make a guide on City Living?

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Pingpan N.D.

Waiting for the video about the new fishing changes! Thank you for the video.

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Katherine Z

Please do a review of this expansion pack. I was really disappointed and I want to know if Iโ€™m the only one

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Main Mouse

beautiful hero)

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Luc Schmitz

I really love your channel. You make very cool videos!!

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Brix xoxo

My personal tip for the career: Move to one of the lots on Mua' Pel am. This way you can take the pictures/survey the wildlife without having to travel, while working from home.

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Deana M Moore

A few weeks? We got the island done in like five days! Just bring groups of people to the island to pick up trash. They can pick up ten to fifteen pieces of trash each in one group outing. You just do "beachcomb for trash" as a group

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Abi Beevors

Yesss! Thank you this is so helpful!

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Steph AF

I wanna know more about diving but I feel like it's going to disappoint me. I want the ability to have sea creatures in my sims house like frogs and aliens from the rocketship. I'm fairly sure the only thing I'm going to be able to collect are fish and seashells… Sigh

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CoffeeDrinkingwoman Kelch

I enjoyed seeing the baby turtles going to the ocean! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Skyra Mii

Do anyone knows the hidden secret cove in sims everyone is talking about?
Because Iโ€™m dying to know ๐Ÿ˜

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Keita Darkwolf

lol! Love the Jurassic Park reference for your Sim's name. Isla Nublar. ๐Ÿ˜€ This video was quite helpful. Thank you.

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Games Cooky

I wish the ecosystem would change the entire neighbourhood. Kind of lazy of EA to restrict it to only one island.

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Catrina

I love you, Carl! I'm so glad you're still making guides.

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Ding Dud

What even are your lady simโ€™s body proportions?

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Willow Gorham

What happens if you don't clean the island? ๐Ÿค”

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Rominder WKND

Why do you need the computer on this carreer this is stupid

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Symphony Of Crackle

๐Ÿ’€thank God for this summary, i recently started playing amd was confused on why my person was getting denied connection from the Sulani Elementals. And i cleaned up things without watching the trailer or anything, but I was confused. But I'm definitely going to switch careers though for sure

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cassieososassie

Carl, you work so hard getting us this information. I was wondering, do you really get to actually enjoy personal gameplay? And thank you for all that you do, your the absolute best at it!

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X Lu

I donโ€™t know if Carl just talks that way or heโ€™s just bored with the pack. I think both.

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Nonesense Speaker

Wish they introduced hotels. Love the conservation approach though

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Marcel Novotnรฝ

Well, all it took from me was to move to that empty beach on Mua Pelam while having Superstar quirk Stan, while all my entrances are locked only thing they could do is to search beach or search trash bin, but that creates mess and they usually clean it afterwards (or you can do it when they leave your house), but because this mess works as local mess, cleaning it up helps cleaning whole island… Also it is possible to use Hardiness skill, get some electronic item from build menu (such as voice assistant) break it up for parts, when item becomes broken, cancel that activity, and when you repair it up afterwards you create pile of mess, then you can clean it the same way as that trash bin thing, though I had small problems with this as when I created more piles only one awarded me points for cleaning up island, though I am not sure of that (Stan quirk is automatic and faster if your stan enjoys trash bin diving)

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Seven Ellen

The biggest irony with the eco-friendly job, is that so many people interested in this sort of thing are not living it vicariously by playing The Sims anymore, they're out in the REAL environment making the world a better place. Deep down, I feel, that this is what we've all wanted to do for years, but only when people started to do this and the movement gained momentum has it become a reality.

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lo.fi.emotions.

EXCITED !!!

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FREEDOM LIGHTRIDER

I don't want to revert back to poverty, lack of intellect, and ability to create and expand human experience so I build beautiful houses to match the beautiful scenery.

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Willow Gorham

Is there a code to entirely clean sulani? I donโ€™t really want to take forever to clean it..

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sillyoz

1:00 wtf! My sulfur piles aren't going away after I extinguish them!!! -_-

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