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VOTE: Do You Enjoy Live Events? [CLOSED]

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There have been a lot of live events recently so I was wondering whether you enjoy them:

Also let me know your thoughts in the comments!

 

 

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The Sims Freeplay- Custom Closets Live Event

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER


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


ONCE THE 7 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!


There is another live event in town and this one unlocks new wardrobe components!
Live Events are very similar to a community event but this time you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes this time! If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the penthouses update for this event to appear

This event is only here for 7 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the closet event button in the corner of the screen)
 Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Reflection Eternal pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the reflection eternal pack (click on the closet event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles) 
Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the closet event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!
 

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:


Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

  • 1st- S7,500
  • 2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes

Restocking

Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs

or

  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free

 NOTE:

  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the closet button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.

Prizes:

 1.Reflection Eternal- pack includes 3 mirror wardrobes, requires 50 candles to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

2.Constructor Coins

 

3.Constructor Coins

 

4. Style Lounge- Plush Lounge and Chaise Chic

Plush Lounge– pack includes 1×1, 2×1 and 2×2 ottomans, requires 750 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the living room section

 

Chaise Chic– pack includes 5 chaise couches, requires 2,200 candles and 15 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the living room section

 

5.Pottery Station

 

6.Constructor Coins

 

7.Constructor Coins

 

8.High Hanging Fashion-Pro Fashional Wardrobes and Double Trouble Wardrobes

Pro Fashional Wardrobes– pack includes 3 clothes racks, requires 6,500 candles, 4,850 pottery and 50 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

Double Trouble Wardrobes– pack includes 3 double clothes racks, requires 8,800 candles, 6,500 pottery and 70 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

9.Jewelry Station

 

10.Constructor Coins

 

11.Social Points

 

12.Constructor Coins

 

13.Vintage Vogue- Vanity Flair and Glamorous Chandeliers

Vanity Flair– pack includes 3 vanities, requires 9,145 pottery, 9,650 jewelry and 95 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

Glamorous Chandeliers– pack includes 5 chandeliers, requires 9,750 pottery, 10,000 jewelry and 105 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the lighting section

 

14.Glassware Station

 

15.Constructor Coins

 

16.Social Points

 

17.Constructor Coins

18.Wear Me Wardrobes- Coat Couture and Dress to Impress

Coat Couture– pack includes 3 coat dressers, requires 10,000 pottery, 11,000 jewelry, 11,000 glassware and 110 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

Dress to Impress– pack includes 3 dress closets, requires 11,500 pottery, 12,000 jewelry, 12,000 glassware and 120 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bedroom section

 

19.Constructor Coins

 

20.Social Points

 

21.Constructor Coins

 

22. Accessory Necessities

NOTE: you can only claim this prize if you have purchased all the other prize packs using your arts and crafts items, this pack is free to unlock!

This pack includes Bag Cabinets and Shoe Cabinets

Once claimed they can be found in the bedroom section

 

You can see sims using these items at the end of my video linked earlier in this post


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant


Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

 

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.


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The Sims Mobile- My Opinion

#Sponsored by EA GameChangers


A few weeks ago I was invited to Hollywood, LA by EA for EA Play, there I was able to try out the new Sims Mobile game, give my feedback to the developers and capture some content to share with you all over the next few months, I had a great time meeting other gamers and getting my first chance to play the game so thank you for flying me out for the event EA!

Not heard of The Sims Mobile yet? Check out this post!

NOTE: the game hasn’t been released worldwide yet, it is currently only available in Brazil so is still very much a working progress which means changes are still being made so the final product may turn out very different from the version I had access to at EA Play.
When I first opened the game I was really impressed with the graphics, I know some of you aren’t keen as it is very different from The Sims Freeplay but I think that is a good thing, they need to look different as they are separate games, if this game looked like The Sims Freeplay players would think it was just a copy and wouldn’t play it. Instead they have gone for a look similar to The Sims 4 which I really like! (not to say I don’t like The Sims Freeplay graphics- they are both beautifully designed!)

I’m not going to go into much detail about create a sim now but I will say the amount of options is incredible! You can edit every facial feature with sliders to make them the exact size and shape you want as well as being able to choose from different body shapes or even giving your sims blue or green skin!

At the moment the tutorial is quite confusing so someone who is completely new to The Sims franchise may get lost, there are goals at the top of the screen but they are very basic and I wasn’t sure when the tutorial was over as there wasn’t a pop up to tell me that I had completed it. I mentioned this to the developers so hopefully they will look into making it more player friendly.

There are loads of different aspects to the game that I am going to briefly explain and give my opinions on them, I will go into more detail on these topics at a later date when the game has been released worldwide.

OVERVIEW

This is a fast paced real time game where most actions take 5 seconds to complete which means there is a lot of tapping! In one way I really like this as you can play for a long period of time before you run out of energy (energy, hunger, hygiene and fun are the 4 needs you have in this game, once you run out of a need you will need to refill using an object which takes a few hours so you can take a break) If you decide to speed up the refilling using simcash instead of waiting then the repetitive tapping can become a little boring.

THE HOUSE AND SIMS

Surprisingly there is only one house in this town and you can have 4 playable sims in that house at one time, you can have other sims such as babies and toddlers but you cannot play as these sims until they age and a playable sim has passed on..

Yes your sims will die in this game, if you don’t like this aspect in the sims freeplay I think you will appreciate it more in the sims mobile and it is quite a vital part of the game!

LEGACIES

The main point of this game is legacies and generations so your sims complete life goals and the more life goals they complete the better heirloom they will leave behind for the next generation, heirlooms unlock new items and interactions in the game. This does mean that your sims will age automatically every day and at the moment they live for about 12 days in total

but they will not age if you do not open the game

so if you don’t open the game for 3 weeks then you won’t come back and find all

heirlooms

your sims have died!

The developers did mention that they want players to have an emotional attachment with their sims- which I think is a terrible idea! You can’t really build an emotional attachment in 12 days anyway but why would you want to when they are going to die! We all know from the sims freeplay experience that players don’t like their sims dying once they have become attached to them so I am hoping they will stick to the 12 days! However as it is I think the death aspect works and is needed in this game, as you add new sims in their place and continue where they left off to unlock new items with the heirlooms in buy mode so you can keep upgrading the house and level up to purchase more land expansions.

BUY MODE

I found buy mode awkward to use, you get a side view when trying to place items from buy mode instead of a birds eye view and when you are changing the wallpaper or flooring you have walls in the way so you can’t see what you are doing! Although I really love that you can click and hold an item to move its position as well as change the colour of an item once you have placed it in the house so as you go through the generations you can refresh the objects without buying new ones and the best bit is that you can place different colours on individual walls instead of being required to have the same design in the whole room. If they fix the issues with buy mode this could be such a great feature!

EVENTS

There are loads of events in the game for careers, hobbies, building relationships, earning party points and special events which are all longer events but have 5 second tasks within them, you need to complete the 5 second tasks to fill up the stars, once the stars are full you complete the event and earn event related rewards. The higher the level you are in a career, hobby or friendship the more stars you will need to fill to complete these events. I love the fast pace to these events and that you can go to work as many times as you want or can during a day!

PARTIES

Parties allow you to interact with other players sims, build relationships and even ask their sim to move in if the other player agrees!

Overall I really enjoyed playing The Sims Mobile at EA Play and I cannot wait for the game to be available worldwide! Just to recap I really love the speed of the game and the create a sim options but there are some issues including buy mode as mentioned above but also we really need a camera on the screen and when completing events if you select a 5 second option it zooms right in and then you have to zoom out again when the task is complete to pick the next one which is quite annoying.

 

NOTE: this content was captured at EA Play so features will change between now and when the game is officially released.

Check out my video on this topic featuring clips of the game here:

There is so much more I’d like to say right now but I’m not allowed to until a later date so keep checking back for more news in the coming months!

Thanks for reading!


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The Sims Freeplay- Items Needed To Create The Best Social Tasks House!

Do you often visit a neighbours town and you cannot find the items you need to complete social tasks in one place? This post will stop you being that neighbour and instead be able to create a house full of all the social items needed so you can become the best neighbour in simtown!

 

The house ideally needs to be at least 2 storys so you can add a firepole

Garden Items:

  • A pool with an inflatable pool toy and a diving board
  • A small dirty pool for your neighbours to clean

TIP: I think its best to have 2 pools, one clean and one dirty so if your neighbour is looking to swim they don’t have to clean the pool first

  • Poolside Recliner
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Garden Patch to plant:

TIP: again you could have two garden patches, one that they can use to plant and the other one with a sim eating plant that they can negotiate with it (grow lettuce until it turns into a sim eating plant)

Pets:

  • A Cat
  • A Dog and a Frisbee

Main Career and Hobby Items (these can be brought from the promotions r us store once they have been unlocked):

  • Auction Podium
  • Guitar
  • Easel
  • Telescope
  • Camera
  • Soccer Ball
  • Fashion Studio
  • Fire Hydrant
  • Mirror
  • Woodworking Bench

I’m not sure exactly how many of the hobbies appear in social tasks so I’ve only listed the most commonly asked for hobby items here but I would recommend you have all the hobby items you can in this one house. My house below is still a working progress, each time I unlock a new hobby I add that item to the house, some may not be needed to complete tasks but they will be helpful for neighbours completing time limited hobby events!

  •  Haunted Items– for the ghost hunting hobby (these can be found in buy mode, look for the red ghost symbol!)

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Other Important Items:

  • Car
  • Teen Study Desk
  • Preteen Bookshelf
  • MP3 Player
  • Magazines
  • BBQ
  • Foosball Table (although there is one in Another Simtown!)
  • Trampoline
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Computer
  • Toddler Building Blocks
  • Bookcase
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Sofa
  • Chair
  • Bath
  • Coffee Machine
  • Teapot
  • Fridge
  • Oven:

TIP: It is best to have 2 ovens, a normal one so your neighbours can bake items and the other one that is on fire (cook brownies until they cause a fire so your neighbours can extinguish it)

 

Also its great if you have some places in your town such as The Mall, Community CenterCampgrounds and Snow Park built!

 

What about a pet farm? When it was possible to have more than 2 pets in a house some players created pet farms which neighbours like to visit to find treasure from these pets quickly, it isn’t possible to make one anymore.

 

Once you have finished editing your house you will need to Save to the Cloud so your neighbours can see the changes you have made.

 

I’m still working on a Social Tasks list so if I have missed anything let me know and I will add it to this post

Unsure how to visit neighbours? Check out this post!

Thanks for reading!


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The Sims Freeplay- Love is Blinds Event

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER

This is a brand new time limited hobby event which unlocks blinds and curtains- they even open and close! Complete the woodworking hobby 7 times in the 7 day time limit to unlock all the new blinds and curtains, you unlock a pack at random each time. Also sorry this post is a few days late, I have just arrived back from EA Play in America.
If you haven’t done the woodworking hobby before click here for more information

Firstly you need to accept the love is blinds event and it will reset your current woodworking collection so you don’t get a head start:
 If you say no you can start the event from the goal tab, you need to have the latest penthouse update to be able to begin this event.


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


NOTE: YOU NEED TO COMPLETE ALL FOUR ROWS TO GET ONE PACK!!

12 WOODWORKING ITEMS= COMPLETE COLLECTION AND UNLOCKS 1 PACK


TIPS FOR FINDING THEM ALL IN THE TIME LIMIT:

-have more than one sim working on it- you can buy as many woodworking benches as you want and you can find more in the community center

-if one of your neighbours has the community center you can send another sim to their town to also complete the hobby
-it is easier if you have all the sims in one house, maybe build a room for them so they are all together but you don’t have to!

-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 (maybe do the longest hour option) so all woodworking pieces are unlocked (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this, you can just do the 5 hour option over and over)
-remember to click start new collection on the woodworking hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces
-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.

There is a new element now, from the hobby collection screen you can now use LPs to finish a whole row instead of using the lucky spin to find one at random. The LP price varies depending on the row you are completing and how many you have left to find in that row:


Definitely a great option if you have the LPs to spare and want to complete this event really quickly! BUT you have to complete the previous row before you can use LPs on the next row, this video shows you how this works:


Prizes:

Pictures and information on the prize packs will be added as I unlock  each of them!

The blinds and curtains can be opened and closed but you cannot place items infront of them

 

1.Modern Window Pack

2.Beach Tones Window Pack

3.Earthy Tones Window Pack

 

4.Shadey Window Pack

 

5.Natural Window Pack

 

6.Sleek Window Pack

 


YOU CANNOT UNLOCK ALL THE PACKS IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS EVENT IN THE TIME LIMIT

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