In this post I share with you my wishes for The Sims Freeplay in 2020, these are either things I would like to see added to the game or changed for a better gaming experience, (if you would rather watch my video version of this you can find it here) these are in no particular order:
Everything has got so expensive recently! When was the last time we could buy a live event prize for less than S10,000? We could when they were first added (French Romance Live Event) but recently the prices have skyrocketed! We do get one for free but that doesn’t mean we should then have to spend silly amounts to get another.
I know their logic behind this is if they bump up the prices then we will have to buy simoleons with real money- the problem is, it doesn’t work as it angers most players so we end up spending less money or even nothing on the game.
More Clutter Items
If you’ve watched some of my house tour videos on YouTube you know I love those kinds of items, they make a house look like a home- like someone actually lives there. They have started adding these types of items in live events which is great but we need more and they need to be available for everyone without completing events or quests and back to my first wish- they need to be affordable.
Subcategories in Categories
It is great that we have had loads of new events with lots of prizes but it has caused buy mode to become a bit of a mess! I spend more time scrolling through the catalogue rather than building. If we had subcategories, for example, in living room section we could have sofa, bookcases and coffee table tabs, we could easily find the item we wanted to use. Decorations is by far the worst tab, I’m not sure where every item would fit so we would probably need a miscellaneous tab too but we could have subcategories like paintings, mirrors, plants and table decorations to make building more enjoyable- spending 5 minutes scrolling to the end of a section to find a certain item really takes the fun out of it!
New Easier Events
I am so over live events, you know I have never really liked them, I put up with them because most of the prizes are gorgeous but I can never complete them on time! I used to set timers every 2 hours 30 minutes even when I slept but I gave up with that and stick to daytime now- it is meant to be a game after all, it is not much fun if you lose sleep over it! Even if they just reduced the amount of glassware needed or give us another glassware station that would really help.
As a long time player it is so boring having the same types of events constantly repeating. It may be easy for the developers to program live events and the dreaded SimChase but they aren’t interesting for the players to complete- collecting arts and craft items for 10 days straight every update and still not completing in time is really disheartening, no wonder lots of people have stopped playing!
We need new events and quests but they need to make them possible to complete in time- the makers should be testing these events themselves before they release them to make sure they are doable and then they would see that it’s impossible to complete events that require us to have more than 24 hours in a day!
When I saw the downtown developer event I was really excited to see something different but then I started it and my heart sank because again it is impossible! The glitches really don’t help but even without them they seem to have forgotten the golden rule again- there are only 24 hours in a day Firemonkeys!!
They just want us to buy social points to complete these and in my opinion that is wrong- for starters it’s wrong that we now have to skip so much with SP, probably because it is so easy to make LP by completing the cooking hobby but it’s harder to make SP so people are more likely to buy them. I have no problem with players spending money on the game, of course they need to make money and I buy items myself from the online store but most players spend money when they are enjoying the game- not when they are feeling pressured to do so. Money grabs don’t work- you don’t get players to spend money by making everything impossible to complete, it drives them away.
I think we need to go back to good old fashion quests, not the ones where you have to wait between days though like back to the wall!
Sell Multiples Button
We currently can sell one item at a time but it would save a lot of time if we could ‘sell all’ or select the amount we want to sell in case we wanted to keep a few and sell the rest.
Different Shaped Rooms
We can add door frames already to make it looks like it’s one room but it would be better if we could just build any shaped room. This seems to be one feature The Sims Mobile has already but strangely lacking from Freeplay.
PARTIALLY ACHIEVED IN 2020: We can now build L-Shaped Rooms!
Better Placing Ability
I had no idea what to call this but I would like to be able to place items where I want and this isn’t always possible, some items can’t be placed on a wall if there is something on the floor in front of that wall and vice versa. They have improved this so we can now have doors next to walls but I think there is still a way to go, we still can’t place most items on walls directly next to doors but we can place the same item on top of some pictures which doesn’t make a lot of sense!
I couldn’t create a wishlist without this, SimChase is the worst addition to the game ever in my opinion. I’ve given the makers feedback about this but they just don’t seem to care. The fact that you are completing against a computer is the biggest issue for me, if we were playing against another player who also sleeps and has a life outside of the game it would be less one sided, the hours also don’t always add up (over 24 hours again!) and the paying tasks are too expensive.
Unfortunately the makers aren’t listening, they won’t even make significant changes to it so they need to just get rid of it. I don’t even bother trying to complete them, I know I won’t be able to so what is the point? I’m not the only one who feels this way, we would rather not complete something than waste money on something that they have purposely made impossible so how exactly does this method make them money?
I could probably go on forever with this list but I think I will stop there! My biggest hope is that they will start listening to us again, they used to be so good at changing things based on our feedback but it is like they don’t care anymore, since The Sims Mobile has come along it is like they have got themselves a shiny new toy and Freeplay has been left to gather dust, forgotten about. As long as they are taking our money they don’t care what we think and if they keep going like this they won’t be here in 2021.
What are your wishes for The Sims Freeplay this year?
Related: My Top 5 Wishes for The Sims Mobile in 2020
91 thoughts on “My Wishes for The Sims Freeplay in 2020”
Yes to it all! More levels would be nice, and Adding more sims, expanding the town too. I’m almost at the point where I’ve done everything! I’ve even been demolishing houses to build new things like the farmer’s market and café.
I agree. More levels and Sims would be nice. Maybe new jobs and hobbies too. I’ve maxed out on both. About all I do now is send Sims to work and collect daily mail. About the only thing I have yet to do is complete the monuments on the island. I have 3 of 4 completed and at level 23 on 4th.
I’ve now completed all monuments. I’m starting to tire of the same old same old. Temptation Island and SIM Chase are nothing more than money grabs.
Seems like Sims free play isn’t free anymore.
More house lots. Separate lots for businesses.
I would like to more lifestyle options. For example I like to cook and would like to cook more dishes. It would like be good to use the new kitchen accessories to do it. I would like to see very obese sims and options to improve their lives by sending them to the Health Hub or making yoga. The game became too boring and repetitive. I don’t want to make the same stuff again and again. I want more interactions between my sims. I liked the original quests when we could follow a storyline, I would like to see more in the future. The SimChase and the Influencer Island is boring and the only function of those parts to spend your LP-s. I also would like if the Firemonkeys make the official neighbour town more friendly, because there isn’t every object to make the social tasks.
I agree especially regarding influence island it’s boring and like rim chase another way to get your sp’s.
I am not on facebook so I only have the puny , I’ll equipped town supplied by EA. So I can only finish about 25-30 % of the actions there unless I want to spend 10 LP to get 1 sp.
I agree, the sim chase stuff is so hard and makes me really annoyed, especially the amount of social points that can be spent when you need tofinish something. One thing that really annoyed me too was the cost to do the ‘L Shaped’ rooms quest, for me it costs 4million or 175 social points. I think that was a realy bad way to go about introducivng stuff like that, it prices people out of the game
Everything you have listed as an issue is exactly why I’ve stopped playing! I just log on to get the daily Mail and money from the town in case I ever do want to play again, because let’s be real- I’m gunna need a tonne of money and sp to play the game properly! Sad because I’ve been playing since it was released and as you said- they’ve stopped listening to us! I also hate the sims mobile, it’s difficult to follow as the tasks are boring.
Was really surprised to read about the Simchase events, I personally loved them and managed to complete already both, though I am relatively new to the game ( restarted it again around one month ago). Both of them seemed manageable to me, though I think they might be making them different depending on the current level of the player, the more advanced get the more difficult tasks.
Honestly when you get to level 55 they aren’t fun! You need all of your sims to complete these tasks
Yes, I agree with it all! I would also love better wardrobe categories. I hate that I can’t have both sunglasses and earrings, or tattoos and makeup, and I really wish they set it up in a way that we could have multiple tattoos on our sims.
100% Agree. I really wish they converted XP to Simoleons once you hit level 55.. I ignore half my town XP since it doesn’t do anything for me to go click it all every 24 hours. I do click it though if I need to send someone to a specific location that has XP flashing. I refuse to do the Simchase events.
I agree with all of your points and as the year comes to an end, I’m happy most have come to fruition. One thing I hoped for was to see more ethnic diversity in the game. As a player of colour, the skin tones allocated for us are dull and there are not enough hairstyles that reflect texture diversity either. I really wish they could get more folks of colour to help them in this regard.
It would be nice to see a hotel, more professions, a hospital that’s interactive, an apartment building with multiple inhabitants, university with a new age group for young adults and of course MORE LOTS!
I also agree with everything stated here and I’d like to add that it would be nice to be able to sell unwanted cars outright instead of pawning them off to a character that has no car. I’ve run out of characters without cars anyway and sometimes when buying a home I don’t like the car that comes with it and would rather just sell it.
My top 10 list.
1. lower prices
2. life points after you complete any quests, at least ONE.
3. free birthday cakes
4. make sim-chase shorter, and compete against real players, not computers
5. curly hair and wavy hair
6. earring (i don’t mean the ones that come with the wedding hairstyles those are cool but I want more ear-piercings.
7. movies. they basically loop a plane flying with a person like 15 times and i think it would be cool if we could actually see a movie, at least a clip.
8. pets for simoleans and not lps
9.crop tops and knee-high boots for female sims.
10.longer hair and messy buns
I agree with ALL of that, it would be so awesome if I could actually buy Husky or Domestic Black Cat, but they cost so many LP! They also, already made the British Shorthair Kitten and Greyhound Puppy cost simoleons, so why not the rest of the pets? More hairstyles would be nice too! The movie thing, yeah, just yeah. Not gonna continue this reply anymore so I’m adding ONE LAST thing to it. Yes, they REALLY need to lower prices, I decided to build the Pet Store and Pet Salon early on this time, and now I have to build the Stables, which currently costs $150,000, which is really expensive! Everything is just too costy.
I think they should add the following because this would make the game SO much better:
-Better clothing. Why do the clothes look so weird sometimes?
– More options for create a sim, like more body types, better hair, etc.
– Easier live events. Nobody’s got time to make 10,000 glass/pottery in one night!
-More sims in a family free! They won’t let me create my family of five!!
– More lots, maybe a bit cheaper too.
– Better ways to get social points, not everyone has game center or facebook!
– More furniture, more toys for the kids.
– More dogs, more pets in general.
I agree especially about a way to get so. I don’t have Facebook and don’t know what game center is. If the game makers are going to supply you with a outside neighborhood , they should give you one that has everything you need when you visit.