Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys
This latest update is very similar to the previous update- it is another career based update, this time around they haven’t added a new career but have reinvented an existing one- the actor career is now the movie star profession so you can now enter the movie studio.
If like me you are finding the police update time consuming enough you probably aren’t over the moon about another career that requires you to be on the game for long periods of time helping sims to earn the resources needed to build and upgrade the places within the movie studio (I just hope they don’t do this for all careers otherwise we would never get anything else done!)
In this post I am going to explain how it works but it is very similar to the police career so this post isn’t going to be that different however it will be helpful for those of you who haven’t built the police station yet but already have the movie studio. I will create another post later that includes all the upgrades needed to completely build the movie studio.
How does this career work?
With most other careers in the game, you send your sim to work and you don’t see them for that period of time while they are working. But with this job you can go to the movie studio with 2 sims and help them during their work day!
When you send a sim to work at the movie studio sims will enter with bubbles above their heads, you need to click on this bubble and select one of the tasks that appears, the amount of grey sections there are tells you how many tasks you have to complete before you earn the reward that is pictured in the middle of the bubble:
Each time your sims complete a task (that section will turn from grey to green) a movie coin bubble will appear above their head, click this and they will earn movie coins and XPs, the experience points are towards levelling up, so they will level up quicker than if you just sent them to work.
you can just send them to work without going with them, they will still level up but will just level up slower and will not earn any resources
Once all the tasks have been completed all the grey sections will now appear green, click on this to receive your reward. Sometimes you may see a question mark appear in the bubble instead of a resource, this is a mystery resource, you will find out what it is when you complete the tasks (these are the important sims you need to help to get a badge):
What are these rewards used for?
The rewards are movie coins and resources used to upgrade the different workstations at the movie studio.
Some resources are not unlocked yet, build new workstations to unlock them
Can I send my sim to work on their own like a normal career? Will they still collect resources?
Yes you can send them to work on their own and they will still level up but they will not help any sims so will be unable to collect any resources.
Does the movie camera still work for levelling up a sim quicker in this career?
Yes it does
What are the workstations?
- Security Booth
- Golf Cart
- Catering Area
Once your sim reaches level 6 you can decide which career to specialise them in: either Director or Performer, you will need to have a sim as each to be able to unlock the other workstations
NOTE: you can only have one sim as a director and one sim as a performer
- Costume Department- level 6 Director
- Hair and Makeup Department- level 7 Director
- Stunt Set- level 8 Director
- Directors Trailer- level 9 Director
Only the director will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above
- Audition Room- level 6 Performer
- Voice-over Booth- level 7 Performer
- Film Set- level 8 Performer
- A-list Celebrity Trailer- level 9 Performer
Only the performer will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above
Each time you upgrade a workstation one of the following will happen:
- The time taken to complete the task using that workstation will decrease
- The amount of coins you receive will increase
- The amount of XPs you receive will increase
YOU WILL NOT GET ALL OF THESE UPGRADES EACH TIME, ONLY ONE
Workstations can be upgraded 20 times each
NOTE: you can only upgrade one workstation at a time unless you are VIP
Why is it costing me LPs to build a workstation?
This is because you do not have enough resources to build or upgrade the workstation yet, just help sims and collect the resources to be able to build without it costing you LPs
Reaching Level 6
Once you reach level 6 for the first time a new quest will begin (it isn’t really a quest and yes you can do it at the same time as other quests- if you completed this in the police update it probably won’t appear when you reach level 6 in the movie studio career) It shows you how to select the speciality for your sim and how to get promoted
Professions: Specialization Training
- Assign a specialist to a level 6 sim- click on the occupations (career) tab, find the level 6 sim and choose either Director or Performer:
- Fulfil a profession badge- check the occupations tab to find out what you need to do to complete this, I had help 3 sims, to complete this I needed to help 3 sims that came to the movie studio by completing all of the tasks
- Build a workstation at a profession workplace- if your sim is a Director you will be able to build the Costume Department and if your sim is a Performer you will be able to build the Audition Room (if you do not have the right amount of resources it will say it costs LPs to build- just help sims to gain resources and it won’t cost you LPs)
Workplace Overview- here you can see the workstations you have currently unlocked, what level you are on and what resources you need to upgrade them
Storage- this is where you see your current resources collected and on the right hand side is your movie coins, the movie coins are used to increase your storage if you need to and trade for resources (which is in the next tab)
The simoleon symbol next to the resources in the storage means you can sell resources for simoleons, this might be helpful if you have run out of space in your storage and don’t have any movie coins to increase the storage:
Resource Exchange- here you can either spin for resources using simoleons or LPs for the mega spin (if you are VIP 2) as well as trade movie coins for resources:
Once your sims have helped 15 people (you need to complete all the tasks for a person to have helped 1 person) in a day they will end their shift early and you earn bonus movie coins and resources
NOTE: Other sims with this career will go to work but you will not be able to see or interact with them as you can only have two active sims at the movie studio so I would suggest you send sims who are on the highest level in this career to work first so they can level up faster and complete the tasks that a lower level sim may be unable to do.
Orange Suitcase? Can’t send your sims to work?
This is because you have already sent them to work once today, if you were VIP level 1 you can send them to work at the movie studio twice in a day (this will cost you 20LPs)
Wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE VIP TO USE THE MOVIE STUDIO
Thanks for reading!
Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version