The Sims Freeplay- Desert Oasis Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version


Complete this brand new live event (starts 10th March) to unlock new desert themed items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the desert oasis house template. This event is only here for 10 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

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

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

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!


Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!


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 button in the corner of the screen) 

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the White Stucco Wall 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 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the White Stucco Wall 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 spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the 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 SP, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!


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 7 which means you can use the station 7 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 10SP
    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 event 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:

The first one of each prize is free

1.White Stucco Wall- requires 50 candles to buy

Walls Section, costs S900

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Desert Decorations- Pick of the Pampas and Dusty Decor

Pick of the Pampas- requires 1,200 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Decoration and Trees, Plants and Flowers Sections: Pine (S58,000) and Walnut (3SP) Pampas

Rugs Section: 3×2 Maroon (S65,000) and Blue (6LP) Boho Rugs

Dusty Decor- requires 3,600 candles and 30 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Brown (S68,000) and Ash (4SP) Boho Wood Art

Rugs Section: 3×1 Red (S72,000) and Blue (7LP) Desert Rugs

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Arid Entrances- Distressed Doors and Artistic Archways

Distressed Doors- requires 10,900 candles, 8,500 pottery and 90 constructor coins to buy

Doors Section: Single Blue (S125,000) Single Oak (10SP) Double Blue (S135,000) Double Oak (10SP) Weathered Doors

Artistic Archways- requires 14,500 candles, 11,300 pottery and 120 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: White (S76,000) and Black (7LP) Macrame Hanging

Doors Section: Single (S90,000) and Double (S98,000) Round Frames (I love these so much!)

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.Languid Living- Oasis Objects and Sandy Seating

Oasis Objects- requires 16,075 pottery, 17,000 jewelry and 170 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: White (S165,000) Oak (14SP) Desert Coffee Tables

Decorations and Trees, Plants and Flowers Sections: White (S81,000) and Red (6SP) Desert Vases

Rugs Section: 3×3 Round White (S105,000) and Brown (7SP) Boho Rugs

Sandy Seating- requires 17,000 pottery, 18,000 jewelry and 180 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Pine (S260,000) and Ash (20SP) Desert Double, Pine (S315,000) and Ash (31LP) Desert Triple and Pine (S130,000) and Walnut (10SP) Boho Shelves

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Terra-Copper Kitchens- Copper Kitchen and Terracotta Kitchen

Copper Kitchen- requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 190 constructor coins to buy

Windows Section: Single Oak (S85,000) and Walnut (6SP) Desert Windows

Kitchen Section: Copper (S105,000) and Silver (10LP) Desert Ovens

Counter Tops Section: Oak- Pots (S85,000) Copper (S86,000) Right (S87,000) and Left (S88,000) Counters

White- Pots (8LP) Copper (6SP) Right (8LP) and Left (6SP) Counters

Terracotta Kitchen- requires 20,000 pottery, 21,000 jewelry, 21,000 glassware and 210 constructor coins to buy

Living Room and Chimneys and Fireplaces Sections: Clay (S585,000) and White Clay (58LP) Fireplaces

Lighting Section: Pine (S88,000) and Walnut (9LP) Boho Roof Lamp

Windows Section: Double Oak (S91,000) and Walnut (8SP) Desert Windows

Dining Room Section: Pine (S40,500) and Walnut (4LP) Boho Chairs and Pine (S190,000) and Walnut (15SP) Boho Tables

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Desert Oasis- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This house can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. You can add up to 4 cars to this house lot!

The other three car parking spaces need to be unlocked by purchasing with simoleons:

  • Additional Space One: S250,000
  • Additional Space Two: S750,000
  • Additional Space Three: S1,500,000

Once you purchase an additional space you will be able to add another car but you need to have more than one adult/senior sim living in this house to add more than one car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought. For example if you wanted 3 cars in this house you need 3 adult or senior sims living in this house.

The only difference between the standard and premium residence is the garden on the premium is bigger and has a pool! I really love the theme for this live event, it is great to see something so different to what we are used to

You also unlock:

Patio and Balcony Paving Section: Sandy (S720) and Orange (S750) Desert Tiles (both the patio and balcony paving is the same)

Railings Section: Ash (S6,500) and Walnut (S7,500) Wire Railings

Windows Section: Single Oak (S92,000) Single Walnut (9LP) Double Oak (S100,500) and Double Walnut (10LP) Macrames

The curtains on these windows can be opened and closed

Exterior Walls Section: Tan Stucco (S1,100)

Stairs Section: Ash (S675,000) and Walnut (60SP) Wire Stairs

Watch my Desert Oasis Tour here:


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor 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 LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP 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

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:


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. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

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.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!


If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!


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13 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Desert Oasis Live Event

  1. this is one of the coolest themes they’ve come out with. the new kitchen would be my favorite part, but I can’t believe they didn’t make a matching kitchen sink. I personally don’t like mixing & matching countertops so it ruins it a bit for me 😦

  2. does anyone have any tips to win this event? Do you use the 2.5 hours or straight 8 hours for each station? I failed at the last two live events and I really don’t want to fail on this…

  3. 3 days left and I just make it to Prize 16th, and I forgot to put all the station at the same house lol. Probably needs to wait for next time

  4. I am so bummed that I didn’t complete this on time. My questions is:
    Can I still get access to the pottery hobby and jewelry hobby?

    The hair styles and ext…
    I’m sad!

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