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The Sims Freeplay- Buying, Selling and Storing Items

Buying items in the sims freeplay is an important part of the game so read this post if you are unsure on how to do it! This post also covers selling and storing unwanted items.

Home Store

The home store is where you buy, sell and store items in the sims freeplay.

Opening the home store– click on the furniture button on the panel shown in the picture below. It will look different depending on what device you are playing on:

When opened, the home store itself will also look different depending on what device you are playing on.

If you are playing on a larger device the home store will appear as a bar across the bottom of your screen with different sections for furniture, house (building rooms, decorating, etc) outdoors and inventory with tabs for different categories in each section.

For example in Furniture you will find the tab for Living Room, clicking on this will show you all the living room items:

If you are playing on a smaller device the home store will appear in a box filling half the screen, there are no individual sections for furniture, house and outdoors on this one, the tabs for different categories are all in this box.

For example the tab for Living Room can be found when you open the home store, clicking on this will show you all the living room items:

However, there is still a section for inventory which still contains all the tabs for the different categories of the items you have stored:

Buying

To buy an item, open the home store, select the item you would like to buy, find a space on the house lot to place it (it will flash red and the green tick will be greyed out if you cannot place the item), click on the green tick to buy it.

NOTE: some items can only be placed inside or outside

The picture below shows how it looks when you cannot place an item:

 

Sometimes you will get a goal in a quest that requires you to buy something, for example in the DIY HOMES: Peaceful Patios Quest one of the goals is to buy S5,000 worth of outdoor decorations. So to complete this:

On a Larger Device:

  1. Open the home store
  2. Click on the Outdoors section on the right of the bar
  3. Scroll across the bar until you find the Outdoor Decorations tab, click on this
  4. Scroll across the bar to find an item you would like to buy (remember you can buy one item that costs S5,000 or a selection of items that add up to S5,000) I am going to buy Black Double Garden Screen that costs S3,000 and the Black Single Garden Screen that costs S2,000)
  5. Click on the item, find a space on the house lot to place it and click on the green tick to buy (it will flash red and the green tick will be greyed out if you cannot place the item)

 

 

 

On a Smaller Device:

  1. Open the home store
  2. Scroll across until you find the Outdoor Decorations tab, click on this
  3. Scroll across to find an item you would like to buy (remember you can buy one item that costs S5,000 or a selection of items that add up to S5,000) I am going to buy the Bamboo Lamp as this costs S5,000
  4. Click on the item, find a space on the house lot to place it and click on the green tick to buy (it will flash red and the green tick will be greyed out if you cannot place the item)

 

 

 

Selling

To sell an item you need to open the home store, then click on the item in the house you want to sell. A price will appear next to the red simoleon symbol, this is how much you earn when you sell the item. Click on the red simoleon symbol then a pop up will appear asking if you want to sell the item, click yes if you do.

If you want to sell items that are in your inventory you need to click on the item in the inventory like you are placing it in your house to get the option to sell it

 

Storing

You can store items in your inventory that you no longer want in your house, this is really helpful if you want to use the item later (I wouldn’t recommend selling everything you don’t want to use right now!)

You can also use it to move items to a different house:

I am going to show you how I moved the preteen bookcase but it will work for any item you can store!

  1. Press the home store button
  2. Click on the bookcase, click the inventory button, the bookcase will then be removed from the house
  3. Go to the house you want to place it in and click the home store button again
  4. Find the inventory section
  5. Then the tab where the item will be found (preteen bookcase will be in preteen tab)
  6. Click on the bookcase and position where you want it in the new house, click the green tick to place it

Follow steps 1 and 2 if you just want to place an item in your inventory.

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The Sims Freeplay- Education

This post will explain how to send your preteen and teen sims to school and what they earn when they level up in their education.

PRETEEN

Complete the Preparing for Preteens quest to unlock the Simtown Elementary, once you have a Preteen you can send them to school.

How do I send a preteen to school?

Go to the career tab, find the preteen and it will say ‘not enrolled’ click on the mortar board symbol to enrol them at school:
They will be at school for 5 hours and will start from level 3, grade C- (no idea why they don’t start from level 1!)

 

Level 3: C- 130 400XP

Level 4: C+ 240 450XP

Level 5: B 310 500XP

Level 6: B+ 390 525XP

Level 7: A 480 550XP

Level 8: A+ 600 600XP

Level 9: A++ 645 650XP

Level 10: A+++ 700 800XP

 

The first preteen to go to elementary school in your town will unlock new items when they level up:

Level 4: C+ 2+2 is 4 poster

Level 5: B Planets poster

Level 6: B+ Science project

Level 7: A Einstim poster

Level 8: A+ Model UFO

Level 9: A++ School Certificate

Level 10: A+++ Spelling Bee Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

Further preteens will earn town value as a reward for levelling up:

Level 4: C+ 1,000 Town Value

Level 5: B 2,000 Town Value

Level 6: B+ 5,000 Town Value

Level 7: A 7,500 Town Value

Level 8: A+ 15,000 Town Value

Level 9: A++ 20,000 Town Value

Level 10: A+++ 30,000 Town Value


TEEN

Complete the Higher Education Quest to unlock Simtown High to be able to send your teenage sims to school.

How do I send a teen to school?

Go to the career tab, find the teen and it will say ‘not enrolled’ click on the mortar board symbol to enrol them at school:

NOTE: this option will be locked until you build the Simtown High School

They will be at school for 5 hours

 

Level 1: Junior Student- 300 300XP

Level 2: Hall Monitor- 400 350XP

Level 3: Teachers Pet- 450 400XP

Level 4: School Band Leader- 500 450XP

Level 5: Senior Student- 550 500XP

 

The first teen to reach level 2 at the high school in your town will unlock the High School Award Display:

They will fill the case as they level up

Further teens will earn town value as a reward for reaching level 2:

Level 2: 500 Town Value

All teens will earn town value as a reward for levelling up from level 3 onwards:

Level 3: 750 Town Value

Level 4: 1,000 Town Value

Level 5: 2,000 Town Value

 

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RESULTS: Do you want EA to add more profession careers?

It turns out that players do want more profession careers!

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Not me though..

 

In my opinion I have enjoyed the game a lot less since these professions have been added and if I wasn’t blogging about this game I wouldn’t complete these careers. I was so excited about the police update and I loved the idea of the new professions but I really don’t think it works the way it currently is.

I have spent a lot of the summer glued to my game to try and get as much done as possible before I start back at college as there is no way I am going to be able to complete the quotas to earn the resources needed to build and upgrade my workstations when I am busy all day.

I get that this is meant to be a long term mission but some people only have time to play for an hour or so a day- if you can’t spend more than a few hours playing you are not going to be able to complete the quota any day so will be unable to build any of the workstations as they all require a lot of resources to build. I really think there needs to be another way to earn a larger amount of resources- also I love the idea someone suggested of carrying over the quota to the next day!

Also sims often come in who you are unable to help yet as you have unlocked a workstation but haven’t managed to build it yet. It would be great if these sims didn’t show up until the workstation is built.

The finally issue I am going to mention is the timings for tasks- they get so long! How you are meant to complete the quota without having to use LPs when several sims need help with an hour task (or even longer!) I have no idea!

 

EA please turn this back into a game- instead of a full time job!


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The Sims Freeplay- Simtown Express Quest

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


TIME LIMIT: 5 days UNLOCKS: simtown express, downtown area and hospital profession workplace PRIZE: toddler train conductor outfit


NOTE: if a pop up appears about this new quest click NOT NOW, if you do click YES and it takes you to downtown DO NOT BUILD THE HOSPITAL! Go back to simtown and build the simtown express first. If you build the hospital you will not be able to get back to downtown to complete construction on the hospital and will be unable to build the simtown express as the hospital is being built. If you have built the hospital early contact EA to see if they can fix this issue for you.


To begin this discovery quest you need to have the latest version of the game then you can build the simtown express (this is located on the bottom left of town next to the restaurant) once built you can begin this quest. The time limit starts as soon as you begin the quest, if you complete in the time limit you unlock the toddler train conductor outfit, if not you can still complete the quest and unlock the downtown area where the hospital profession workplace is. 

  

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

How long does this quest take to complete?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

  • Call the train company- 48 seconds (using a phone)

  • Meet Thomas, the tiny conductor- 15 minutes


  • Ask about safety lessons- 2 hours 15 minutes (Thomas)

  • Read a book about trains- 8 hours 30 minutes (using a bookshelf)

  • Find a snack for Thomas- 1 hour 50 minutes (using a fridge)

  • Ask for safety lesson 1- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Demonstrate single seating- 10 hours (click on a seat)

  • Ask for safety lesson 2- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Watch the train demonstration- 14 hours 45 minutes (train set in park)

  • Ask for safety lesson 3- 5 minutes (send a sim home and find Thomas)

  • Stand behind the yellow line- 16 hours 45 minutes (appears at the front of the house you are at)

  • Search for the train key- 1 hour 50 minutes (bed)

  • Apologise to Thomas- 6 hours 15 minutes

  • Bake cookies for Thomas- 1 minute (select baking on a stove then cookies)
  • Ask for final lesson- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Practice holding on- 1 day (click on Thomas)

  • Guess Thomas’s age- 1 hour 15 minutes (I don’t think it matters which one you pick but he does say he is 5 and 3/4 earlier on!)

  • Travel on the Simtown Express

QUEST IS COMPLETE!

Now you have completed the quest you can take the Simtown Express to the Downtown Area!  All that is in the Downtown Area at the moment is the Hospital Professions Workplace, build the hospital to unlock the new medical staff profession career- unsure about professions? Read this post!


Prize: Toddler Train Conductor Outfit  Where can I find it? In the wardrobe, under outfits for a toddler

Cost: Free

Thanks for reading!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build the simtown express to start this quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Help! I have built the hospital before the simtown express now I cannot build the simtown express, what should I do?

You will need to contact EA so they can fix this issue for you.

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

I can’t complete the train demonstration, why?
Thomas needs to be at the park to be able to complete this, if he isn’t, go back to the house he was last at, find him and then go back to the park. If he still doesn’t arrive at the park, click on the whistle on the simtracker to bring him there.

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Toddler train conductor outfit, the one that Thomas wears in this quest

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the downtown area and hospital before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

I don’t understand the Hospital Career, can you help?

This post explains all about Profession Careers so give it a read if you are stuck

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post


Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


Last updated: December 2017


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The Sims Freeplay- Doctor, Doctor Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


This latest profession update allows sims to work at the hospital as medical staff.

I am happy they have finally added a hospital but I would have liked a hospital update where your sims can become unwell and have to visit the hospital instead of another profession. I think you have guessed it by now that this post is going to be very similar to the two previous posts as all profession careers are basically the same (really bored of them now!)

The only difference this time is you need to complete a discovery quest before you can unlock the hospital. The hospital is located in a NEW area- Downtown! You need to build the simtown express to begin the Simtown Express Quest, click here for my post on this quest (be aware that I completed this using the Beta version of this update so some of the tasks or times may differ but I will be updating the post as I complete the quest on my own game)

Once completed you can take the simtown express train to the downtown area to build the hospital!

I will create another post later that includes all the upgrades needed to completely build the hospital.

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 hospital with 2 sims and help them during their work day!

When you send a sim to work at the hospital 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 of these tasks has to be completed in a different workstation and only one sim can use a workstation at one time (new tasks will be added when you unlock new workstations)

Each time your sims complete a task (that section will turn from grey to green) a hospital coin bubble will appear above their head, click this and they will earn hospital 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 hospital coins and resources used to upgrade the different workstations at the hospital.

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.

 

What are the workstations?

Intern:

  • Janitor Closet
  • Admin
  • Physical Aid

Once your sim reaches level 6 you can decide which career to specialise them in: either Nurse or Doctor, 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 nurse and one sim as a doctor

Nurse:

  • Pharmacy- level 6 Nurse
  • Triage- level 7 Nurse
  • Radiology- level 8 Nurse
  • Ward- level 9 Nurse

Only the nurse will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above

Doctor:

  • General Practice- level 6 Doctor
  • Psychiatrist’s Office- level 7 Doctor
  • Research Laboratory- level 8 Doctor
  • Surgery Room- level 9 Doctor

Only the doctor 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

When a sim reaches level 6 in the medical staff career you are able to select a specialisation for them, either Nurse or Doctor

To do this; click on the occupations (career) tab, find the level 6 sim and choose either Nurse or Doctor:


NOTE: you can only have one sim on each of these, so only one sim can be a Nurse and only one sim can be a Doctor

Once they are at level 6 they will have tasks appear on the occupation tab, these tasks need to be completed to fulfil a profession badge. I had help 3 sims, to complete this I needed to help 3 sims that came to the hospital by completing all of the tasks for each sim:


Only one badge can be collected per shift and you need 3 badges before you will be able to reach level 7 (you cannot move on to level 7 without the 3 badges)

Each level requires you to complete more badges, you cannot level up until all the badges have been collected.

When you level up you unlock new workplaces- at level 6 if your sim is a Nurse you will be able to build the Pharmacy and if your sim is a Doctor you will be able to build the General Practice (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 when you have the resources needed)



 Professions Menu

 
You can access this using the button in the top left hand corner of your screen when you are at the hospital

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 hospital coins, the hospital 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 hospital 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 hospital 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 hospital 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 hospital 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 hospital 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 HOSPITAL

Confused about these new profession careers? Give my Guide to Profession Careers post a read!

Other changes with this update:

When you reach level 10 in a profession career you unlock the work outfits for your sims to wear all the time! These can be found in the wardrobe once you reach level 10.

The social point flower now costs a ridiculous 20LPs instead of 5! Doesn’t look like you get a larger amount of social points from it either!

Instead of the free LPs and simoleon button that used to appear on the goal tab there is now a paperboy who appears in your town with a film reel in a bubble above his head, click on this to watch an advert, once you have watched it you will earn either furniture, simoleons, LPs or SPs!

 

Thanks for reading!


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