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The Girl Who Games Is Four Today and GIVEAWAY!

4 years ago today I started this blog and wow it has been an incredible journey! I honestly didn’t expect anyone to read this but to date this blog has received over 55 million hits! I would just like to thank all of you for being part of this, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t still be here writing this. I also have to thank the wonderful community manager at EA for giving me the confidence that this blog is actually good, making me part of EA GameChangers, inviting me to EA events and allowing me early access to new content to be able to bring you the information as early as possible.

In the future I will be branching out to more games, I will still be playing The Sims Freeplay but there are loads of new games that I want to play and talk about (when I get around to getting a new iPad) so hopefully you will want to read about them!

It is just amazing to see that this blog is read all over the world, in every country in fact!! To say thank you I will be giving away a £10 (or equivalent in your currency) App Store and iTunes Gift Card to two of you wonderful people!

To enter all you need to do is comment on this post with the country you currently live in, please include a name or nickname in the name section and a valid email address in the email section (don’t worry your email won’t be made public, I just need it to send you your prize if you win!)

 

You have until Saturday the 28th October at 10am BST to enter and winners will be announced shortly afterwards

Thank you again and Good Luck!

 


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The Sims Freeplay- Halloween Quest 2017: Ghost Flustered

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/Firemonkeys


There is a brand new Halloween Quest this year! To begin this quest you will need to update your game to the Halloween update. The time limit for this quest is 9 days, if you manage to complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock Halloween Sleepwear for all your sims to wear!

There are 5 sets of goals to complete, each set of goals you complete earns you a prize, the first four unlock a body paint for all your sims and the last set unlocks body paint and the sleepwear. I am not sure yet if you have to wait between completing each set like last year, previously after completing a set you would have to wait for a certain amount of time before being able to continue with the quest unless you are behind.

Check out my step by step video of this quest here

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

First set: Complete the first set of goals to unlock the red body paint for all your sims

  • Answer the phone- 48 seconds

  • Calm sim on a phone- 40 minutes

  • Search a home lot- 1 hour 40 minutes (click on candy pile at front of house)

  • Go to the park
  • Discuss paranormal activity (select option on Wizard)- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Discuss paranormal scene findings (you’ll find the Wizard at one of your houses)- 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Travel to the Wizards cottage (click on the wizard)

  • View ghosts in crystal ball- 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Discuss stopping ghosts with Wizard Wickham (go home first)- 5 hours 50 minutes

 

YOU CAN NOW FIND THE RED BODY PAINT IN THE WARDROBE

Second set: Complete the second set of goals to unlock the yellow body paint for all your sims

  • Apply red body paint from a wardrobe (select browse clothes on a wardrobe, find the body paint tab and click on the red paint to apply it to that sim)

  • Trick or treat with 5 sims (select the interaction between 5 PAIRS of sims (10 sims), one sim in each pair needs to be wearing the red body paint)- 4 hours 10 minutes (TIP: this only takes 5 minutes if one of the sims in a pair is a preteen so you can just use the preteen to complete this 5 times!)

Still confused? There are three options to this task:

  1. Have a sim with red body paint select the interaction to trick or treat with another sim, do this 5 times with those 2 sims, this is the longest option and I wouldn’t recommend it
  2. Have 5 pairs of sims (10 sims), have 5 of them wearing the body paint and then select the interaction to trick or treat with another sim without red body paint on, do this with all 10 sims so you are doing this 5 times all at once to complete it quicker
  3. If you have a preteen then use them! With a preteen all the trick or treat tasks only take 5 minutes so give the preteen red body paint and then they can select the interaction to trick or treat with another sim and do this 5 times, so much quicker than the other two options! If you don’t have a preteen use the second option

  • Talk to Ghoulio the Ghost- 10 hours 50 minutes

  • Plant corn- 20 minutes (using a garden patch, can be started early)
  • Give corn to Ghoulio- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Grow watermelon- 1 hour (using a garden patch, can be started early)
  • Give watermelon to Ghoulio- 9 hours 10 minutes

  • Ask Ghoulio for help- 4 hours 10 minutes

YOU CAN NOW FIND THE YELLOW BODY PAINT IN THE WARDROBE

Third set: Complete the third set of goals to unlock the blue body paint for all your sims

  • Apply yellow body paint from a wardrobe (select browse clothes on a wardrobe, find the body paint tab and click on the yellow paint to apply it to that sim)

  • Trick or treat with 5 sims (select the interaction between 5 PAIRS of sims (10 sims), one sim in each pair needs to be wearing the yellow body paint)- 6 hours 40 minutes (TIP: this only takes 5 minutes if one of the sims in a pair is a preteen so you can just use the preteen to complete this 5 times!)

  • Give Hack scaring advice- 12 hours 30 minutes

  • Go to the park
  • Talk scares- 50 minutes (click on Hack)

  • Approach statue- 50 minutes each (you need to complete this 3 times but 3 sims cannot complete this at the same time, you can have one sim complete it 3 times)

  • Ask Hack for help- 2 hours 30 minutes

YOU CAN NOW FIND THE BLUE BODY PAINT IN THE WARDROBE

Fourth set: Complete the fourth set of goals to unlock the green body paint for all your sims

  • Select blue body paint from a wardrobe (select browse clothes on a wardrobe, find the body paint tab and click on the blue paint to apply it to that sim)

  • Trick or treat with 5 sims (select the interaction between 5 PAIRS of sims (10 sims), one sim in each pair needs to be wearing the blue body paint)- 4 hours 10 minutes (TIP: this only takes 5 minutes if one of the sims in a pair is a preteen so you can just use the preteen to complete this 5 times!)

  • Talk hopes and dreams- 7 hours 30 minutes (click on Warts)

  • Apply body paint to Warts- 5 hours 50 minutes (click on Warts again)

  • Ask Warts for help- 50 minutes

YOU CAN NOW FIND THE GREEN BODY PAINT IN THE WARDROBE

Fifth set: Final set- unlocks more body paint and the sleepwear for all life stages

  • Select green body paint from a wardrobe (select browse clothes on a wardrobe, find the body paint tab and click on the green paint to apply it to that sim)

  • Find last ghost-2 hours 30 minutes (click on Warts)

  • Trick or treat with 5 sims (select the interaction between 5 PAIRS of sims (10 sims), one sim in each pair needs to be wearing the green body paint)- 9 hours 10 minutes (TIP: this only takes 5 minutes if one of the sims in a pair is a preteen so you can just use the preteen to complete this 5 times!)

  • Reason with Capsworth- 5 hours 50 minutes

  • Pursue Capsworth to the park (go to the park)
  • Interrupt Capsworth- 50 minutes

  • Study at candy stash- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Reveal truth- 10 hours 50 minutes

  • Speak to Wizard Wickham- 2 hours 30 minutes (click on wizard and select request backup)

  • Go to the Wizards cottage (click on Wizard)

  • Listen to ghosts- 15 hours 50 minutes

  • Thank ghosts- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Hug Ghoulio- 1 day 1 hour

  • Leave Wizards cottage (you can use the crystal ball to leave or leave using the simtracker)

QUEST IS COMPLETE! YOU CAN NOW FIND MORE BODY PAINT AND THE SLEEPWEAR IN THE WARDROBE!

You cannot complete this quest or earn the prizes once the quest is over

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


Prizes: Body Paint

Once you complete the quest you will unlock the pink, orange, purple and grey body paints. You can find all the body paints in the body paint section for every life stage:

You can see each of the body paints below on the sleepwear pictures

How do I remove the body paint? Once you have applied the body paint click on the colour you previously applied to remove it and go back to a normal skin colour!

Watch this video if you are still having trouble removing the body paint:

Prizes: Sleepwear

You can find the sleepwear in the sleepwear section for all age groups, your sims will change into the sleepwear when going to sleep or you can select change into sleepwear on a wardrobe

 

  
  

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The Sims Freeplay- Halloween 2017 Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/Firemonkeys


Halloween is back in Simtown which means a Halloween quest is on its way very soon!

HALLOWEEN QUEST: Ghost Flustered (available now!)- complete in the time limit to unlock body paint and new Halloween themed sleepwear

TIME LIMITED HOBBY EVENTS:

  • Halloween Chocolatier Hobby Event (not available yet)- did you miss out on the Halloween costumes unlocked last year? This year you can unlock them by completing the Chocolatier Hobby Event!

  • Aerobics Hobby Event (not available yet)- another new Aerobics Event will be available to unlock brand new active wear (no idea why they are doing another one so soon!)

RETURNING EVENTS:

  • Charming Barber Event (not available yet)- this time limited hobby event will be returning for your chance to unlock male hairstyles by completing the fashion designer hobby  (the link takes you to the post from last time so you can see what hairstyles are available)
  • French Romance Live Event (not available yet)- did you miss out on the French Chateau last time? This live event will be back! (the link takes you to the post from last time so you can see what prizes are available)

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The Sims Freeplay- Groovers ‘N’ Movers Hobby Event

THIS EVENT IS OVER


This event unlocks brand new activewear outfits for your adult sims! You have 7 days to complete the aerobics hobby collection 7 times, each time you complete the collection you unlock a new activewear outfit for male adults and female adults. 
If you haven’t completed the A Grooving Guru Quest yet you will not be able to complete this hobby event as you will not have access to the Aerobics Hobby yet

If you have completed the quest you will get a pop up to accept this event, it will remove the aerobic moves you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start. 
If you say no you can start it from the active tasks tab, you will not get any extra time if you start this late.

Confused about time limited hobby events? This video explains how they work:


YOU NEED TO COMPLETE ALL FOUR ROWS TO GET ONE PACK OF OUTFITS!!

12 AEROBIC MOVES= 1 MALE ADULT ACTIVEWEAR OUTFIT AND 1 FEMALE ADULT ACTIVEWEAR OUTFIT


TIPS FOR FINDING THEM ALL IN THE TIME LIMIT:

-have more than one sim working on it, you can buy up to 14 aerobic steps from the promotions r us store and you can also use the one at the health hub so 15 sims can complete this hobby at once (see the Aerobics post for more information)

-if you don’t already have a sim at level 6 then do the longest option until they level up- they level up quickly in this hobby so it won’t take very long! You need to have a sim at level 6 to find all the moves to complete the collection (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this)
-remember to click start new collection on the aerobics hobby collections list once you have got all the moves
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.


Prizes: Activewear Outfit Packs

You can find the activewear in the outfits section as well as tops, pants and shoes and also the activewear section so you can mix and match the different activewear you unlock:

1st pack:

2nd pack:

3rd pack:

4th pack:

Pictures will be added as I unlock each pack!

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The Sims Freeplay- Teacher’s Pet Quest

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version


TIME LIMIT: 8 days UNLOCKS: class clown hobby PRIZE: teacup pig pet


To begin this quest you firstly need to have completed the Simtown Express Quest to have access to the downtown area (where the hospital is located) then you can build the downtown high school, once built this quest will begin.

NOTE: The price of the high school varies depending on how many other businesses you have already built (your teens won’t be able to go to school here)

If you complete this quest in the time limit you unlock the cutest teacup pig pet! You can still complete this quest if you don’t manage to finish it in the time limit to unlock the class clown hobby and access to the rest of downtown high school.

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

NOTE: I completed this quest on the early access version of the game so some goals or times may differ, I will update the post as I complete the quest on my game.

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has 

  • Visit Downtown High (send a sim to downtown high)
  • Phone the Principal- 1 minute (select the option on a sim)

  • Clean up the front of the school:

  1. Branches- 2 hours 30 minutes x3
  2. Weeds- 1 hour x4
  3. Weeds- 3o minutes x1
  4. Small Rock Pile- 5 minutes x1

TIP: You can work on clearing all of these areas with more than one sim to complete quicker

  • Play with soccer ball- 5 minutes

  • Clean the sports field:

  1. Trash- 2 hours 30 minutes x3
  2. Trash- 1 hour x5
  3. Trash- 1 hour 30 minutes x3
  4. Trash- 4 hours 10 minutes x1

TIP: Again have more than one sim clearing all these areas to complete quicker

  • Phone the Principal again- 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Say hello to Vernon (pig)- 3 hours 20 minutes

  • Feed Vernon- 6 hours 40 minutes

  • Lie down on a school bench- 2 hours

  • Search the field- 10 minutes

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Search the fountain- 7 hours 5 minutes

  • Answer the call from the principal (oink like a pig)- 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Check coach’s email on a computer- 8 hours

  • Photograph ‘Vernon’- to complete this task you need to buy a pet from the pet store and select the option on them to photograph pet- 13 hours 30 minutes

  • Adjust photo on a computer- 3 hours 20 minutes (apply filters)

  • Return to the park
  • Follow the trail of rubbish in the park (it will take you to one of your sims houses)

  • Have 2 sims in a house lot (2 sims at a house)
  • Have your sim lie to another sim (select the interaction between two sims)- 8 hours 20 minutes

  • Watch a sports event on TV- 9 hours 30 minutes

  • Sit and think of a solution- 1 hour 12 minutes (couch)

  • Confess to 5 sims- 5 hours each

TIP: you have to do this 5 times so have 5 PAIRS of sims completing this action at the same time to complete quicker!

  • Workshop a solution (select the interaction between two sims)- 14 hours 10 minutes

  • Send 5 sims to downtown high sports field
  • Perform sports activities at the downtown high sports field using 5 sims- 18 hours 20 minutes (if you want to speed up this task you have to speed up all 5 sims separately)

  • Hug Vernon- 22 hours 30 minutes

  • Build the classroom- takes 10 seconds and costs S500

QUEST IS COMPLETE


Once you complete the quest the 7 day time limit for the Class Clown hobby will start straight away, you can find the post here!

Prize: Teacup Pig Pet

Where can I find them? You can find the pig pet in the pet store

Is it worth it? Yes! It is soo cute! You cannot feed the pig though, you can only scratch its tummy and pet the pig and there are no items currently for a pig to use.

Cost: The first one is free after that they cost 100LPs each

 
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Watch my step by step video of the quest here:


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NEW GAME: Home Street- The Basics

A new game was released this week called Home Street, I am going to explain the basics of the game and what I think of it so far. 
When you first begin the game you customise your character and then they move into a house that you can also customise as you progress through the game:

The aim of the game is to produce materials on workstations to complete jobs and tasks. You start with the easel workstation to produce paintings and new workstations can be brought from the shopping cart when you level up and unlock them:

Once a material has been produced a pop up of that item will appear, click on it to collect it:

Materials will go into the storeroom which has a capacity of 40 items to start with:

To produce materials you need to use thoughts, you produce these in the thought bubble icon by clicking on the thoughts at the top of the screen, underneath them it tells you how long it takes to produce them. I think they could change this to make it easier to see when an item has been produced:

You do only have space for 40 thoughts which fills up quickly, I hope this won’t be another one of those games where the items you need to upgrade are hard to find!

How do you know what thoughts and materials you need?

Underneath the picture of the item you are making there is a picture or several pictures of the items you need to make that item, for example, cupcakes require 1 fun thought and carrot cake requires 1 fun thought and 1 vegetables. Vegetables aren’t a thought, they are an item you make using the garden bed:

Once you have created materials you can complete jobs (phone symbol) if you have the materials you need click complete to earn your reward, some jobs require thoughts instead of materials:

Producing materials and completing jobs helps you to complete tasks, completing these unlocks places around the town:

Where are these icons located?

  • Tasks (top left corner)
  • Shopping Cart-buy items and decorate your house (bottom left corner)
  • Friends- connect to facebook to add friends and save your progress (next to Shopping Cart)
  • Jobs (bottom right corner)
  • Thoughts (next to Jobs icon)
  • Walls icon- changes the walls in the house to half wall, full wall and no wall (top right corner)

 

So far I like this game, it does remind me of SimCity Build It with the material producing and also the new The Sims Mobile game although I think the controls and graphics are more basic than those games. This game does crash a lot on my poor old iPod so I haven’t been able to play it for long however that’s due to the age of my device and not the game itself but I will definitely be playing it more once I get a new iPad and I will actually be able to play The Sims Mobile when it is released (which disappointingly isn’t compatible with older devices, just so you know!) as well as many other new exciting games!

Have you tried Home Street yet? What do you think?

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