Quests are a main part of The Sims Freeplay, in this post I will explain the different types of quests and the frequently asked questions I get asked about them as well as some tips to completing them.
What types of tasks are there to complete?
Quests aren’t the only type of task in The Sims Freeplay, there are:
- Weekly Tasks (complete all the weekly goals in the week to earn a key, keys can then be spent in the Mystery Box Shop on prizes!)
- Main Quests (once you get to level 5 you will unlock the first of the main quests, these have to be completed in order)
- Discovery Quests (discovery quests can be started by talking to different sims around simtown, click on the link to find out how to start each discovery quest)
- Feature Quests (feature quests can be started by talking to Lee the mechanic at the nightclub but will cost simoleons or social points to begin)
- Seasonal Quests (these are available for a limited time, find a list of them here)
- Player Favourite Quests and Events (these are available for a limited time, find a list of them here)
- Social Tasks (Social tasks have to be completed at a neighbours town once unlocked at level 7- complete these to earn social points to buy items)
- Simtown Market (once you unlock profession careers you will be able to complete simtown market events to unlock prizes)
- Time Limited Events (include hobby events, live events, SimChase, Downtown Developer and Influence Island, these are also available for a limited time, find a list of them here)
- Pregnancy Events (if you complete all the support tasks and daily goals in a pregnancy event your baby sim will be born with the baby bonus, if you also complete a pregnancy event when a time limited prize is available you will earn that too)
To find out what goals, events and quests you currently have available go to the active tasks (goal) tab.
Where is the active tasks tab?
This can be found at the bottom left corner of the screen, it will say something like 3 active tasks, this means you have 3 different goals, events or quests to be completed, if you click on this it will open and show you all of the available goals:
If it says ‘limited time prize available’ this means you need to complete it in the time shown, for example with the An Alien Concept: Weather Machines Quest the time limit is 2 days, complete in the time limit to unlock winter clothes for your sims, if you don’t manage to complete in the 2 day time limit you can still complete main and discovery quests once the time limit is up, you just won’t get the time limited prize:
Can I complete all goals once the time limit is up and still get the prize?
Main Quests– no, once the time limit is up you will still need to complete the quest before you can move onto the next main quest that is waiting in your queue but you will not get the time limited prize if you don’t complete in the time limit
Discovery Quests– no, once the time limit is up you will still need to complete the quest before you can move onto the next discovery quest but you will not get the time limited prize if you don’t complete in the time limit
Feature Quests– there is no time limit for these but they are a lot shorter than normal quests
Weekly Tasks– once the week is up a new week will begin giving you another chance to earn the keys to buy the mystery boxes
Social Tasks– there is no time limit on social tasks
Seasonal Quests– no, once the time limit is up the quest will end and you will have to wait for the seasonal quest to return before you can try and complete it
Player Favourite Quests and Events- no, once the time limit is up the quest/event will end and you will have to wait for the quest/event to return before you can try and complete it
Time Limited Events– no, once the time limit is up the event will end and you will have to wait for the event to return before you can try and complete it
Pregnancy Events- no, once the time limit is up you will miss out on the baby bonus and any time limited prizes but the baby will still be born
Simtown Market– no, once the time limit is up you will have to wait for the next simtown market to try and earn the next prize, they usually repeat the prizes so if you didn’t manage to get it the first time you can try again in the future
It says there are quests waiting in the queue, what does that mean?
These are quests that will appear as soon as you finish the previous quest goals, for example at level 7 you receive the Money Grows on Trees Quest and it will say the Love is in the Air Quest is in the queue as that is also unlocked at level 7. Once the Money Grows on Trees Quest is complete, the Love is in the Air Quest will begin straight away:
It also works if you are behind in completing quests, if you are on level 17 but are still on the Alien Concept: Weather Machines Quest (which unlocks at level 16) it will tell you that the Multi Story Renovations Quest is in the queue. The number in the green square under the current quest goal tells you how many quests are in your queue so for me it is 2:
Read more about the Quest Queue here
I’m on level 12 and the toddler quest hasn’t appeared yet, what’s wrong?
Nothing is wrong, you are probably still on a previous quest. You need to complete all main quests in the order they appear, it says it unlocks at level 12 but cannot be started until quests that unlock at lower levels have been completed, you will probably see that it says A Quest for Toddlers is in the queue.
What does the orange LP symbol next to the weekly tasks and social tasks mean?
This means that the goal can be skipped for 10LP, you cannot do this with normal quest goals.
I can’t find an item I need at a neighbours house, what do I do?
You could skip the goal for 10LP or add another neighbour via the neighbours needed page
I struggle to complete quests within the time limit, how do you do it? [TIPS]
- Start goals early– A lot of the quests contain goals that you can start early, if it is a task you can usually do, for example reading the big book of stuff in the Raiders of the Lost Artifacts Quest. This goal can be started while still on the Mysterious Island Quest so the quest can be done in a few hours instead of taking 20 hours or more! This also works for all baking and gardening goals. This post explains Starting Goals Early in more detail.
- Speed up tasks with LP– Lifestyle points are actually quite easy to make by completing the cooking hobby, you earn 5LP each time you complete the hobby (after the first time in which you earn chopping boards). This post explains how this works in more detail. Once you have the LP click on the sim completing the task you want to speed up and click on the orange LP button:
TIP: You need an LP to speed up for each full hour the action will take so if the action will take 2 hours 30 minutes this will cost you 2LP to speed up but if you wait until the timer reaches 1 hour 59 minutes it will only cost you 1LP
- Plan ahead– if you take a look at all my quest posts here you can plan ahead to know exactly what tasks are coming and how long you have left
- Set timers– it is easy to lose track of time so if you set a timer on your phone for when the task will complete you will be able to finish it as quickly as possible
- Use 3 star items (if possible)- 3 star items give you the shortest amount of time to complete a task