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The Sims Freeplay- How To Complete Live Events

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Live Events have so far appeared in every update this year so this post is going to explain how to complete live events with tips so you can try and complete every live event the first time around!

What are live events?

Live events are time limited events that last for a certain amount of days (if you don’t play the game during that time you will miss out on these events) The aim of them is to collect arts and crafts items from 4 crafting stations which are the resources you need to unlock and buy items in the event, if you manage to unlock and buy all of the items in the time limit then you unlock a prize.

You can find a list of live events that have been in the game previously here

I think its important to say that live events are hard and if you cannot be on the game every few hours to collect from the stations then it can be very difficult to complete, none of them have been repeated yet but hopefully they will be so don’t worry too much if you don’t manage to complete the event the first time around.

 

How do live events work?

A pop up will appear to tell you a live event has started, click start collecting to begin the first goal:

The goals for each live event are almost the same apart from the event button and the first pack you buy during these goals:

  • Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4 and the other stations will be locked until you unlock them in this event
  • Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds TIP: buy all 4 stations so you can have 4 sims making the candles for 23 seconds, this means you will earn 200 candles instead of 50 straight away!

Once they have made the candles, a bubble with a candle in it will appear above their head, click on this and this takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the first pack! You need to unlock each pack and then 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 TIP: again have all 4 sims restock the stations so you have 2 uses on each
  • Buy the first pack (click on the 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 free spin plant option)
  • Check the daily goals (click on the event button and go to the first tab which is daily goals- claim the ones you can!)
  • 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!

 

There are 3 parts to these events if you want to complete them in the time limit you have to complete all 3 parts; collecting, unlocking and buying

Collecting

Once you have completed the goals you need to put your sims on the candle stations to continue collecting candles, you can place a maximum of 4 candle stations, as you unlock the rest of the stations there is a limit on those too:

  • 4 Pottery Stations
  • 3 Jewelry Stations
  • 2 Glassware Stations

 

Once you have placed your candle stations you can select one of 4 options:

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

From these stats it looks like the 8 hour 30 minute option is the best but actually if you did the 2 hour 30 minute option 3 times (7 hours 30 minutes) you will earn 750 candles rather than 510! So if you can do the shortest option over and over again throughout the day then you will earn a lot more resources but obviously if you are going to be out all day then it would be better to do a longer option.

Remember you will need to restock the stations occasionally, you can restock instantly for 18 uses but this will cost you 10SPs or you can restock 9 uses, this is free but it will take you 2 hours 30 minutes:

NOTE:

  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock (I leave mine out for future events to avoid this!)
  • 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

The more arts and crafts items you make the more items you will unlock

Unlocking

The bar at the top of your personal progress tab shows you the items you have already unlocked and those you are yet to unlock, as well as how many resources you need to collect to unlock the next item.

You unlock different items here:

  • Items to purchase- these are the items that you need to use your resources to buy once you have unlocked them to be able to find that item in your home store (will be explained more in the buying part of this post)
  • Constructor Coins- these are a resource needed to purchase those items mentioned above, these are probably the hardest item to earn in these events!

  • Arts and Crafts Stations- you have already unlocked the candle station but you will need the pottery, jewelry and glassware stations too to be able to make those arts and crafts items to buy the items you unlock

TIP: make sure you place the new arts and crafts stations you unlock as soon as you unlock them so you don’t waste any time, if you previously unlocked them in another live event you will have to still unlock them again before you can use them in this event

  • Social Points- as this event uses social points to speed up actions as well as purchase any resources you still need if you haven’t reached the required amount, you get a few as a reward in these events- they aren’t that generous with them so don’t rely on them to help you complete the event!

Buying

To buy an item you need to use the resources you collect from the arts and crafts stations as well as constructor coins as currency so if an item costs you 50 candles to purchase and you have 60 candles then you will have 10 candles left after you purchased that item. You can see the current amount of resources you have in the inventory in the progress tab:

Below is how an item appears in your progress tab at different stages of the event:

The first picture shows the item is locked, this is how you will see an item when you haven’t collected enough arts and crafts items to reach that item on the bar at the top of your personal progress tab, keep collecting and it will unlock, the unlock symbol will either be orange or green.

The orange unlock symbol as you can see in the second picture means that you have unlocked this item but you do not have enough resources to buy it yet unless you use social points. You don’t have to use social points though, you just need to keep collecting the resources you need by using the arts and crafts stations and the spin plant to earn constructor coins

TIP: if you are unsure what resources you need under requirements there will be a box for each resource you need, the first number under the resource picture is how many resources you currently have and the second number is how many resources you need, if you have enough resources the box will be orange, if you don’t have enough resources the box is blue. So you can tell straight away in the picture below that I don’t have enough constructor coins to buy the fine dining items pack.

The green unlock symbol means you have all the resources you need, click purchase to use those resources to buy the pack, you will then be able to find the items in your home store or wardrobe (depending on the item)

TIP: a pop up will appear saying you have unlocked that pack and where to find your items so make sure you read it

How do you earn constructor coins?

They don’t make constructor coins easy to earn! In my experience with these events I can collect enough arts and crafts items but I am let down by how impossible they make it to earn constructor coins:

  • Personal Progress prizes- as mentioned in the unlocking section you will earn constructor coins when you collect enough resources to unlock that reward on the progress bar
  • Completing Daily Goals- you will earn constructor coins when you complete daily goals and if you manage to complete them all in a day you will earn bonus constructor coins, make sure you collect them every day during the event!
  • Coin Flower Patches- there are two types of coin flower patches, the spin plant which costs 450 candles each time you spin and the mega spin plant which costs 25SPs each time you spin but you will earn more constructor coins (personally I never use the mega spin plant, I just earn as many candles as possible to use on the normal spin plant) When you use the plant it will spin and you will earn a certain amount of coins, usually with the spin plant you only get 1-2 coins most times which can be the difference between completing the event in time or not! If the luck is in your favour you can win up to 125 constructor coins on the spin plant and 500 on the mega spin plant with the minimum on the mega spin plant being 10 coins.

If you manage to unlock and buy all the packs during the time limit you can click claim on the prize pack, you will only be able to claim this pack if you have brought all the other packs:

If you didn’t manage to complete in the time you have a few days after the event is over to purchase any packs you have left but you cannot collect anymore arts and crafts items or constructor coins during this time. If you don’t have the requirements you need you can use social points or you could just wait for the event to return in the future!

Once the event is over it will convert your unused resources into simoleons, when a new live event becomes available you start from 0 resources

Tips:

  • When completing the goals place all 4 candle stations straight away and then you can put a sim on each station to collect candles for 23 seconds, this way you will start with 200 candles instead of just 50!
  • Also in the goals when you have to restock, restock all of them so you have 2 uses on each of them instead of just one
  • Do the 2 hour 30 minute option as much as you can, you will find the most arts and crafts items this way
  • Remember to complete and collect your daily rewards every day- you will earn bonus constructor coins if you do!
  • If you can collect the bonuses every 15 minutes or so then you will earn even more resources, if you use social points to speed up the task (most people leave until the last minute possible to speed up so you don’t have to use as many social points) then you will earn all the bonuses
  • Buy all the stations and have a sim on each to earn the most resources
  • Keep collecting candles throughout the event, you won’t need them to buy all the packs but you can use your spare candles on the spin plant to earn constructor coins rather than using the mega spin plant that costs SPs
  • If you want to use the mega spin plant but don’t have enough social points then complete the cooking hobby to earn 20LPs and use them on the social point flower to earn social points (this isn’t that great anymore as they have increased the cost of the social point flower from 5LPs to 20 but it may help if you are desperate!)
  • If you know you won’t be able to complete the event then just buy the packs that you really want- you don’t have to buy them in order!
  • The time limit is the same for everyone, if you start late then you will have less days to complete the event- I create a post for each live event so subscribe if you don’t want to miss an event or start late!
  • Resources don’t transfer to future events they get converted into simoleons, so if you have 100 constructor coins and 1,000 pottery left over you will earn simoleons for them and in the next event you will start with 0 constructor coins and 0 pottery
  • Don’t store your stations at the end of an event, if you store them you will have to restock before you can use them again, create a room for them instead! (remember you can only have 10 stations in one house as only 10 sims can be in a house at one time) That way you will still have stock left over from the previous event to use on the next!

 

Is there anything to make the events easier?

Laura Craft doesn’t guarantee you will complete the event but you can purchase her for real money, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware  (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

BUT you have to buy her for each live event

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 the current event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

 

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22 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- How To Complete Live Events

  1. Hi! I’m not sure if this is true for everyone but I realised after cancelling an action when collecting arts and crafts that I didn’t lose any stocks… I did it multiple times after this but still didn’t lose stocks. I’m not sure wether this is a bug/mistake or wether EA purposely changed it, but I hope it will stay like this!
    I also wanted to thank you so so much for using your time to update your helpful blog, it helps me so much! 😊

  2. I also have an extra tip for completing live events: if you are out of stocks and don’t want to wait 2 and a half hours restocking, don’t select the “10 SPs” option. Instead select the “2.30” option, then you will only have to spend 9 SPs to speed up instead of 10.

  3. Thanks for the very useful tips. I may add something: I have found that when using SPs to complete events is worth using them to speed up the production of crafts rather than to purchase items directly, and when doing so it might be worth using the 8hrs option.

  4. Hi.. I just want to ask. When there have 2 choice such as traditional and colourful hair. Should I purchase both or just one?

  5. Thank you a lot, you are great 🙂
    I have a question: why don’t i have all the live events or the same prises included in one live event? I read about some Franch Castle or Ice sculpture for example, witch i don’t know about, or, i sow here, uper on the page (excuse my grammar), some prices witch i would have liked to have, but i didn’t get (“ooo la living room” and “fine dining”… )
    Also, i read about same live events coming a second or a third time, for me never happened 😦 I find it not fair, sometimes i have exams or a lot to do at work and loose those moments when i should restart producing crafts, or i forget to take the tablet (with the game) and if there are second chances, why don’t i get them?
    Thank you for your help! ❤

    • You’re welcome!
      These events are only available for a limited time so if you don’t update your game during this time you won’t see these events appear on your game. Are you updating your game? This page explains how to if you are unsure: https://thegirlwhogames.blog/sims-freeplay/updating-the-game/
      So far none of the live events that involve crafting items have returned which is why you haven’t had a second chance at those but the dream daycare live event is meant to be returning this update so you will get your chance if you have updated your game.

  6. Hi! absolutely love that you post all these tips and I’m so grateful that you do!
    Do you happen to know if all surplus resources are the same when they convert to simoleons? or are constructor coins worth more once you’ve claimed all the prizes?

    • Thanks! It’s hard to tell as it converts them quickly but it doesn’t appear to earn you more money for different items, you just get more simoleons the more items you have left to convert.

  7. This one I am confused on… If you can collect the bonuses every 15 minutes or so then you will earn even more resources, if you use social points to speed up the task (most people leave until the last minute possible to speed up so you don’t have to use as many social points) then you will earn all the bonuses… Does that mean if I just want until it says 1 sp to speed it up to finish, all the bonuses i would have gotten every 15 mins, I will now get all at once? Say you would have gotten a total of 150 bonus if you could come back every 15 mins, if you us the sp you will get all 150?

    • Yes that is exactly what that means.

    • Precisely. I set a timer for a few minutes ahead to make sure I’m paying attention, and not distracted by the new boy, neighbor rewards and the like, one click on the first one who started the task….as soon as it goes under two minutes, the sp drops to 1, then I click on it, and collect the full bonus. This makes it much quicker to collect resources, it took me a week to do so. I do use Laura, mostly for candles, and have found over the course of several events I get a return of 4.5 construction coins average per spin, or 1 coin for each 100 candles used in spins. I got lucky this time, and got three grasshoppers once, but this was only the second time I’ve gotten it. However, between all the extra ones they gave us, and the daily goals, I actually had coins left over when I claimed my last prize this time.

  8. Hi I recently had to start all over from the very begining I lost all the things I collected from previous live events and quest do they all repeat or once I collected all in the beginning they are gone for good and secondly how do you play the community events to unlock the boat voyage I had never seen them appear….

    • They are very good at bringing back events so those who didn’t manage to complete them or haven’t been playing that long can try to complete them. One of the community events for the sea voyage boat was a christmas one so I don’t know if they are planning to bring this back again as they usually do something different each year for christmas but they will probably bring back the tropical romance island one on the boat, usually that one appears around February but all we can do is wait and see!

  9. Thank you so much for your blog! It is so incredibly helpful!
    I have 3 questions:

    1. Is it really possible to complete these events, unlock and purchase all prizes and get the grand prize before time runs out?

    2. Do these events reoccur within a few months?

    3. Do you think it’s a better strategy to save all arts and crafts and coins until the clock is almost run out and just purchase the items you really want?

    This is my first time doing a live event. I have 7 (almost 6) days left in the dream daycare event. I have purchased the moon night light, both crib sets, and the daycare toy shelves (which, I’m super disappointed that they’re basically decorative and don’t have any actions for toddlers!) I just can’t see how I’m going to finish! Any help is appreciated!

    Keep up your awesome work!

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad it helps!
      It is possible to complete them but they are not easy, if you cannot do the shortest option as much as possible then you will find it hard to complete in time.
      It is hard to say when they reappear as it is random, it is just when they decide to bring one back so we have to wait and see!
      I would suggest you have one in mind you want to buy and then buy it when you have the items you need, I wouldn’t recommend leaving everything until the time is up to buy it incase you made a mistake in your amounts and don’t have enough resources but definitely buy the ones you really want first and then you won’t be too disappointed if you don’t complete in the time limit.

      • Thank you so much for your reply!

        I did give in and buy the things I wanted.
        I figured you could only really complete this event if you did the 2.5 hour option over and over again. I just don’t have the time! 😦
        I’m ready for when it comes back around though!

      • You’re welcome!
        I agree, these events are very time consuming!

  10. Love your blog, I have a widget for it right next to my Sims game 😉
    Question ~ it says there is 13 hours left AND that the goals will reset I’m that amount of time as well? Is there one more Daily Goal to complete at the end?
    I just want to make sure I leave an item to purchase and some candles for the spin plant if needed.
    Hope this makes sense lol.
    >^..^<

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