The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Update


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As you can tell by the title Garages are coming to Simtown which also must mean we can now place cars on home lots, for more information keep reading!

 

NEW FEATURE QUEST

Once the Cars In Lots Feature Quest (available now) has been complete you will be able to add cars to any part of your sims house, on any floor, in any room, anywhere! Feature Quests are also new:

What is a feature quest?

  • A feature quest unlocks and introduces a new feature
  • The quest is shorter than a main or discovery quest
  • There is no time limit or time limited prize
  • Costs simoleons to start the quest (cost varies depending on your level)

To begin the Cars In Lots Feature Quest visit the nightclub to find the mechanic (the nightclub has been built for you in this update if you haven’t built it yet)

NEW LIVE EVENTS

Now we can add Cars to Lots we need Garages! Complete the Grand Garages Live Event (no longer available) to unlock Garage doors and other garage themed items. This live event is available for 10 days from the 12th March

The Wedding Presents Live Event (available now) is also new and will be available for 7 days from the 19th April, completing this live event unlocks gorgeous gifts and a red sports car!

Returning Quests?

The Inner Child’s Play Seasonal Quest (no longer available) will be returning on the 30th March for 7 days for a second chance to earn the Treehouse! (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

The Chocolate Egg Chase Seasonal Quest (available now) will be back on the 10th April for 7 days, complete this quest to unlock pyjamas for all your sims (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Returning Events?

The Chocolatier Special Event (no longer available) to unlock the gingerbread themed items will be returning on the 25th March for 7 days (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

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The Wedding Belles Live Event (no longer available) will be back by popular demand on the 30th March for 13 days for another chance to earn all the wonderful wedding items (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

The Daring Do’s Hobby Event (no longer available) will be returning on the 1st April for 7 days, complete the fashion designer hobby collection to earn these hairstyles (the link is to the post from last time this quest was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Has anything changed?

Once you unlock some garage items in the Grand Garages Live Event you will unlock the new Garages tab in the house section of the home store:

You will also be able to find Fences in their own tab in the outdoors section:

The Create a Sim items in the store will also be in 3D turnaround view (you can see an item from all sides) so you can see exactly what you are going to be buying before you buy!

There are also new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus from the 26th March: 

There are 3 packs available each for a limited time:

  • Pack 1 available from the 26th March- 3rd April 2019
  • Pack 2 available from the 4th- 12th April 2019
  • Pack 3 available from the 13th-21st April 2019

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during one of the time frames you have the chance of earning the maternity items in that pack if you complete the event in the time limit, for example if you start a pregnancy event on the 2nd April and complete in the time limit you will earn pack 1

You need to have completed the first pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest before you can earn the maternity prizes


My Update Videos

Cars In Lots Feature Quest:

Adding Cars to House Lots:

Grand Garages Live Event:

Family Garage Home Tour:

Car Show House Tour:

Wedding Presents Live Event:


Known glitches in this update:

The clean cells task at the police station keeps cancelling- I have let the makers know about this issue so hopefully it will be fixed soon

Sims cannot walk up/down stairs- they are aware of this issue and are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again:

Players no longer have access to all the packs they have purchased from the online store- they are aware of this issue and are working on a fix


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87 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Update

  1. This could be one of the best updates from this game. I’ve been waiting for so long for garages and maybe new cars. But I’m terrified about those prices…

      • I just started the pregnancy event to unlock the time-limited items. It’s the third pregnancy event I do and I noticed the price for the doctor’s appointment went higher by 250%. Is it supposed to happen as I do more of these pregnancy events? O is it just because of the limited prizes? If so, it is soooo not fair! It already costs me a lot of time, simoleons and sometimes LPs and SPs.
        Also, I may be a little too suspicious but the support tasks also look harder to accomplish (needing way more sims to do them or taking more time), and I know so because I’ve done other two pregnancy events and I’ve finished them within the time limit, with just a little trouble. But this tasks look like a lot more trouble.
        I’ve been playing this game for 3 years and I’ve seen how the prices for new stuff have gotten ridiculous lately and I just kind of accept it, but this is definitely where I draw the line.
        Sorry for the long comment. Do you think they consider our complaints? Their Facebook page’s been getting a lot these last updates, and I want to write them too.

      • I know, they have updated this recently to make it harder to complete in the time limit, I am not sure if it is just the pregnancy events for the maternity packs or if this is going to be staying like this but I’m not at all happy with the increase.
        I have let them know many times that no one is happy about this but they don’t seem to want to listen so I would say the more players who give them feedback about this the better so definitely let them know you aren’t happy with this

  2. Do you know if you have to build the car dealership before you can begin the garages quest? I haven’t built it yet or the nightclub.

    • You don’t need to build the car dealership to be able to complete the quest but you won’t be able to add cars to the house lot until you have and the nightclub will be built for you when you open the game after updating.

  3. will there be any more house lots (standard and premium) other than what is available? I feel like I’m going to run out of lots to build on. The new garage home look good but i don’t want to demolish what i have already.

  4. Your blog is great!! I come here all the time!!

    If I haven’t built the maternity store do I need to do that before those events start to get the chance to win the packs?

    Thanks for all your work and help!

  5. Just wondering do you think we can start the pregnancy events before the packs go live and still get the pack if we complete it?

  6. Hi, I have a question about the Baby Bonuses event.

    As of now, I don’t have the maternity store built nor have I completed the A Bump-y Ride quest. When I read your post about the quest, it said that once I started the quest, I would have to complete a 9 day pregnancy event within the quest, and once the quest is completed, I can click on a crib to start another pregnancy event.

    My question is, in order to get those three special packs, does the pregnancy event within the quest count for one of the packs, or do I need to complete the pregnancy quest/event first, and then to get all three packs, start three additional pregnancy events from the crib?

    I hope I’m making sense.

    • To be able to get the packs you will need to have built the maternity store and completed the pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest first, after this time you will be able to get the packs as a prize if you finish in the time

      • Okay, thank you. Is it possible to finish a pregnancy event in the 9 day timeframe, or do the actions take a long time where it will be stretched out to last the entire 9 days?

      • Does it let you skip some tasks with LPs? Are they very expensive to skip? And would you recommend using LPs during the pregnancy events? I really like the prizes in the new packs, so I want to finish the events in time.

      • You have to skip with SP not LP so it is very expensive to skip. I personally haven’t managed to complete one pregnancy event in the time limit, they are just far too long!

  7. Anyone having issues with requests at the police station AGAIN?? My sim can’t do “uphold the law”, located in the jail cells. He starts it and then after a few seconds just stops. I’m going to report it to firemonkeys but their website is a lot more complicated than the last time I submitted a ticket.

  8. I don’t like this update at all. I never win the grand prize at the first time, because I have an offline life, so I only play at mornings and evenings. These events occupied all my Sims with boring, repetitive tasks. The new pregnancy items would be a good idea, but I don’t like the time limits. Why can’t we decide when want a new baby? I have a 7 months pregnant Sim already and suddenly the supporting tasks went back to zero. Now I have to start over the supporting tasks. The first task needs 19 Sims and 8 Sims working on the live event, so basically everybody busy with long tasks. It’s really annoying.

  9. This is off topic, but wanted to check here first. Since the garage update today my spiral staircase is not working. I had 8 sims in basement working on support tasks for pregnancy before update & now no one can go up or down. Is anyone else having issues with this staircase? TIA

    • Yes I have this problem too, this is a known glitch and they are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again

      • Thank you. Also having issue with dining room chairs. Some of them you can not sit on to do a task. Have moved, removed & replaced with different chairs, does not matter. I have submitted a support ticket. Thanks for all you do!!!

      • Until they fix the glitch, try this. If one of mine gets stuck and cannot go up or down the staircase, I use the simtracker. Go to another sims house, call the stuck sim over, then send him/her home again. The sim will be in the front yard when he gets home.

    • I’m not sure if you covered this and I missed it, if so sorry in advance. I completed the grand garages live event and won the house. I decided to remodel it a bit and cut the child’s room in half and extended the bathroom. I didnt notice until after I hit it but to do so cost me not only simoleans but lp! Is this something new? I haven’t done the quest because 8 million is way more simoleans than I am even close to having. Is that why?

      • It may be that either the wallpaper or flooring in the room you extended costs LP, there are a few that do. If you want to extend it again try changing the wallpaper and flooring first and see if that makes a difference.

      • Thanks! I didnt even think of that! I also had a problem trying to make the kitchen/dining/main area of that house larger. I tried to extend the room but it keeps coming up red but I don’t see anything blocking.

  10. Has anyone else had trouble with completing job tasks at the police station after this update? Unable to “clean cells” even using life points.

  11. Anybody else’s Sims refuse to use stairs since the update? They’ll use an elevator and the teleport one but not any of my sets of stairs…So a bunch of my sims are stuck on whatever floor they were on before the update. :/

    • Yes I have this problem too, this is a known glitch and they are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again

  12. Hi! your amazing for doing this. thank you so much. I just wanted to ask about the Wedding Belles Live Event, if i bought the wedding instruments from the online store will i not get this live event since i already have one of the prizes? i’ve been stressing about this lol.

  13. I’m super excited for the Wedding Presents Live Event, I need like all of those prizes. And I’m super happy to see that (at the moment anyway) none of them seem to cost LP/SP. I don’t mind a super high Simoleon cost as much if it means I can save my LP/SPs!

  14. Pretty sure I’m the only one who is bored with all the recent updates- cannot be bothered with the pregnancy one as the whole baby events always take ages for so little.

    Completed the Garage update which is incredibly meh!

    On the whole I have been playing The Sims for nearly 20 years…. I so miss the old PC versions The Sims Hot Date etc. I loved the way a Sim got slapped if he/she made a pass at their partners, their moods and personalities made them decided who they wanted to be with, you couldn’t just be with anybody!!

    I’m dying to see a full on Fairy update, so we get more than the magical forest and get tons of Fairy accessories….. or underwater experiences that your immersed in not just set them to dive. Loads more wallpapers, flooring, not just drips and drabs… how long have we had them awful swamp green carpets and striped wallpaper!!

    These updates just seem lazy
    I may just have to dig out the old cd-roms lol

    • I agree with you in a way- live events aren’t my favourite and non stop pregnancy events aren’t fun but I do think garages were needed.
      However I love the sound of an underwater update, that would be so cool!

  15. Hey Girl Who Games, I got a blank version of the Wedding Lot during the Holidays 2018 update and I am worried that I might not get the event. Will, I still get it or will I be excluded?

  16. Hey, I watched one of your videos and I noticed how much lp u have, and your event item resources are maxed out, what kinda of hack did You use?

  17. Will we be able to still unlock the Pregnancy Event items if we’re already at our sim limit??? Maybe through LP or SP?? It sucks that we might need to delete sims just for a single event. 🙁

  18. Hey, I love your blog so much! Thank you for detailing all of this for us! I just started a pregnancy event and I noticed that the prices for the doctor and the amount of Sims it takes to complete a task are outrageous. Do you know why they went up so much? Is it just because of the new pregnancy packages? Really hoping this doesn’t stay like this because it ruins the pregnancy event.

    • Thanks and you’re welcome! I know, they have updated this recently to make it harder to complete in the time limit, I am not sure if it is just the pregnancy events for the maternity packs or if this is going to be staying like this but I’m not at all happy with the increase.

  19. I downloaded the new update for the Garage event on 3/25 and when I went to the game immediately to start the event, I only had 4 hours to complete it! I thought you were supposed to have 10 days to complete once you downloaded the update. I was only able to get the wall and one recycle can before the time ended.

    • The grand garages update was released on the 11th March and the live event started on the 12th, the update on the 25th was to fix a glitch so if you only updated then you will have missed most of the live event which is why you only had 4 hours left.

  20. I know there has been a lot of chatter about the price tag of the Cars in Lots Feature Quest, but whoa, the pregnancy event has skyrocketed too! I’ve done 4 or 5 pregnancy events now, and EA really upped the price tag of the doctor/yogi and how many Sims are needed to complete the support tasks. If the price tag continues to be 589,000 simoleons a day, I’ll be wiped out and only able to complete the first set. Plus, they took away the option to pay with LP, which I have been stockpiling. So disappointing that EA is starting to make things only accessible to those who actually fork out real cash. Hoping the pregnancy event goes back to the way it was after these “special packs” are over.

    • I know, they have updated this recently to make it harder to complete in the time limit, I am not sure if it is just the pregnancy events for the maternity packs or if this is going to be staying like this but I’m not at all happy with the increase either.

  21. Pregnancy events are always a pest, but unlocking the bundles seem near impossible. Have 20 sims sew baby clothes, have 16 sims share parenting advice (thats 32 active sims as each pair sharing advice only counts as 1)

    I wanted to unlock all three bundles, now I am not sure I will even finish the first.

  22. There are also new free clothes and shoes included in the update for adult male and female sims, and they’re so so so cute! You can find them at the very bottom of their respective categories.

  23. Hey, could you help me? I have a pregnant Sim. She had to take a walk around the lake in the park. It was the last task for the seventh day. After few hours i realized that there was a glitch. My Sims walked constantly around the lake but somehow the time didn’t past. Since then I’m trying to fix the problem but nothing changed. I’m stuck at seventh day and I’m already behind my schedule. Because of the stupid glitch i probably can’t finish the pregnancy on time. What should I do? I really need some help. Thank you already!

    • Have you tried force closing the app and opening it again? That usually fixes this when time doesn’t pass, if time is passing for everyone else but not her make sure you stay at the park until she reaches the lake and click on her to see the time is decreasing

  24. Hi! I love the blog – it’s helped me out a lot.
    So I gotta question, I started and finished the pregnancy event in the time limit (you’re right when you said it’s hard to do) but I didn’t get the bonus pack of stuff? Any ideas on why or how I can fix it?
    Thx so much!

  25. are they going to bring back the maternity packs from the pregnancy event again? i didn’t know until now and missed out of the first pack and dont think ill be able to complete any of them since i dont have the store or finished the quest yet, but would love to get those packs in the future.

    • I’m not sure if this will be a one time thing or not, it probably won’t be as I know players have already requested the packs to return so hopefully the makers will listen to the feedback.

  26. I won the pyjamas easter pack and I don´t like them. Is there any way how to get rid of it on the Sim that tried it on? I don´t want to see it each time that Sim goes to bed. Thanks so much!!

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