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The Sims Freeplay- Which Career Earns The Most?

I get asked a lot which career at the highest level will earn sims the most money and XPs, in the table below I have put the amount they earn each time they complete a shift at the highest level in each career:

 CAREER  HOURS  HIGHEST LEVEL SIMOLEONS XPs
Artist 7 hours Level 5 1,260 1,740
Athlete 6 hours Level 5 1,800 1,600
Filmmaker* 8 hours Level 6 1,890 1,320
Level 10 (specialised) 2,100 2,040
Firefighter 9 hours Level 5 1,500 1,500
 Medical Staff* 12 hours Level 6 1,890 1320
Level 10 (specialised) 2,100 1,920
 Musician 7 hours Level 5 1,750 1,250
 Police* 8 hours Level 6 1,640 1,200
Level 10 (specialised) 2,020 1,920
 Politician 7 hours Level 5 1,220 1,780
Real Estate Agent Levels 1-3= 7 hours

Levels 4-5= 5 hours

Level 5 1,525 1,475
 Scientist 8 hours Level 5 1,400 1,560
 Teacher Levels 1-3= 7 hours

Levels 4-5= 5 hours

Level 5 1,045 1,955

*Profession Careers

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The Sims Freeplay- How Much Does it Cost to Build a Workplace? (Workplace Price Increases)

This has been a much requested post, it has just taken me a while to get all the information collected for it! This post shows how much it costs to build each workplace, the time it takes and how many sims are needed in your town as all three of these factors increase each time you build a workplace.

NOTE: this table included the profession workplaces (police station, movie studio and hospital) and Simtown High School.

 WORKPLACES BUILT SO FAR  TIME COST (SIMOLEONS) SIMS NEEDED
0 2 minutes 30 seconds 500 1
1 2 hours 500 1
2 4 hours 600 4
3 8 hours 2,500 5
4 12 hours 2,500 6
5 16 hours 5,000 8
6 1 day 10,000 10
7 1 day 4 hours 20,000 12
8 1 day 8 hours 100,000 14
9 1 day 12 hours 150,000 16
10 1 day 12 hours 600,000 18
11 1 day 12 hours 1,000,000 18

However some workplaces that you have to build during a quest do not follow this pattern, some may be completely different while others such as the Simtown Elementary take a certain amount of time to build and this doesn’t change but the cost and sims needed still increase each time you build a workplace.

Does building a workplace increase the price, time and sims needed for simtown businesses or houses?

No, building a workplace only increases the requirements for building another workplace, it will not affect a business or house. If you build a business then the requirements will increase for the next business only and if you built a house only the time and cost for building a new house will increase.

You can find the table for Businesses here

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The Sims Freeplay- Movie Star Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


This latest update is very similar to the previous update- it is another career based update, this time around they haven’t added a new career but have reinvented an existing one- the actor career is now the movie star profession so you can now enter the movie studio.

If like me you are finding the police update time consuming enough you probably aren’t over the moon about another career that requires you to be on the game for long periods of time helping sims to earn the resources needed to build and upgrade the places within the movie studio (I just hope they don’t do this for all careers otherwise we would never get anything else done!)

 

In this post I am going to explain how it works but it is very similar to the police career so this post isn’t going to be that different however it will be helpful for those of you who haven’t built the police station yet but already have the movie studio. I will create another post later that includes all the upgrades needed to completely build the movie studio.

 

How does this career work?

With most other careers in the game, you send your sim to work and you don’t see them for that period of time while they are working. But with this job you can go to the movie studio with 2 sims and help them during their work day!

When you send a sim to work at the movie studio sims will enter with bubbles above their heads, you need to click on this bubble and select one of the tasks that appears, the amount of grey sections there are tells you how many tasks you have to complete before you earn the reward that is pictured in the middle of the bubble:


Each of these tasks has to be completed in a different workstation and only one sim can use a workstation at one time (new tasks will be added when you unlock new workstations)

Each time your sims complete a task (that section will turn from grey to green) a movie coin bubble will appear above their head, click this and they will earn movie coins and XPs, the experience points are towards levelling up, so they will level up quicker than if you just sent them to work.

you can just send them to work without going with them, they will still level up but will just level up slower and will not earn any resources

 

Once all the tasks have been completed all the grey sections will now appear green, click on this to receive your reward. Sometimes you may see a question mark appear in the bubble instead of a resource, this is a mystery resource, you will find out what it is when you complete the tasks (these are the important sims you need to help to get a badge):
What are these rewards used for?

The rewards are movie coins and resources used to upgrade the different workstations at the movie studio.

Some resources are not unlocked yet, build new workstations to unlock them

Can I send my sim to work on their own like a normal career? Will they still collect resources?

Yes you can send them to work on their own and they will still level up but they will not help any sims so will be unable to collect any resources.

Does the movie camera still work for levelling up a sim quicker in this career?

Yes it does

What are the workstations?

Crew:

  • Security Booth
  • Golf Cart
  • Catering Area

Once your sim reaches level 6 you can decide which career to specialise them in: either Director or Performer, you will need to have a sim as each to be able to unlock the other workstations

NOTE: you can only have one sim as a director and one sim as a performer

Director:

  • Costume Department- level 6 Director
  • Hair and Makeup Department- level 7 Director
  • Stunt Set- level 8 Director
  • Directors Trailer- level 9 Director

Only the director will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above

Performer:

  • Audition Room- level 6 Performer
  • Voice-over Booth- level 7 Performer
  • Film Set- level 8 Performer
  • A-list Celebrity Trailer- level 9 Performer

Only the performer will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above

 

Each time you upgrade a workstation one of the following will happen:

  • The time taken to complete the task using that workstation will decrease
  • The amount of  coins you receive will increase  
  • The amount of XPs you receive will increase

YOU WILL NOT GET ALL OF THESE UPGRADES EACH TIME, ONLY ONE

Workstations can be upgraded 20 times each

NOTE: you can only upgrade one workstation at a time unless you are VIP

 

Why is it costing me LPs to build a workstation?

This is because you do not have enough resources to build or upgrade the workstation yet, just help sims and collect the resources to be able to build without it costing you LPs

Reaching Level 6

Once you reach level 6 for the first time a new quest will begin (it isn’t really a quest and yes you can do it at the same time as other quests- if you completed this in the police update it probably won’t appear when you reach level 6 in the movie studio career) It shows you how to select the speciality for your sim and how to get promoted

Professions: Specialization Training

  • Assign a specialist to a level 6 sim- click on the occupations (career) tab, find the level 6 sim and choose either Director or Performer:


NOTE: you can only have one sim on each of these

  • Fulfil a profession badge- check the occupations tab to find out what you need to do to complete this, I had help 3 sims, to complete this I needed to help 3 sims that came to the movie studio by completing all of the tasks


Only one badge can be collected per shift and you need 3 badges before you will be able to reach level 7 (you cannot move on to level 7 without the 3 badges)

  • Build a workstation at a profession workplace- if your sim is a Director you will be able to build the Costume Department and if your sim is a Performer you will be able to build the Audition Room (if you do not have the right amount of resources it will say it costs LPs to build- just help sims to gain resources and it won’t cost you LPs)

 Professions Menu

 
You can access this using the button in the top left hand corner of your screen when you are at the movie studio

Workplace Overview- here you can see the workstations you have currently unlocked, what level you are on and what resources you need to upgrade them

Storage- this is where you see your current resources collected and on the right hand side is your movie coins, the movie coins are used to increase your storage if you need to and trade for resources (which is in the next tab) 
The simoleon symbol next to the resources in the storage means you can sell resources for simoleons, this might be helpful if you have run out of space in your storage and don’t have any movie coins to increase the storage:

Resource Exchange- here you can either spin for resources using simoleons or LPs for the mega spin (if you are VIP 2) as well as trade movie coins for resources:


Once your sims have helped 15 people (you need to complete all the tasks for a person to have helped 1 person) in a day they will end their shift early and you earn bonus movie coins and resources 
NOTE: Other sims with this career will go to work but you will not be able to see or interact with them as you can only have two active sims at the movie studio so I would suggest you send sims who are on the highest level in this career to work first so they can level up faster and complete the tasks that a lower level sim may be unable to do.

Orange Suitcase? Can’t send your sims to work?

 

This is because you have already sent them to work once today, if you were VIP level 1 you can send them to work at the movie studio twice in a day (this will cost you 20LPs)

Wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE VIP TO USE THE MOVIE STUDIO

Confused about these new profession careers? Give my Guide to Profession Careers post a read!

Thanks for reading!


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The Sims Freeplay- Police Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


This latest update brings a new job- police! What is most exciting is this is different from other careers as you can actually go to the police station! As well as build and upgrade new places within it!

police station can be found next to the community center

In this post I am going to explain how it works, I will create another post later that includes all the upgrades needed to completely build the police station.

Watch my video on this update here!

How is this career different?

With all other careers in the game, you send your sim to work and you don’t see them for that period of time while they are working. But with this job you can go to the police station with 2 sims and help them during their work day!

When you send a sim to work at the police station sims will enter with bubbles above their heads, you need to click on this bubble and select one of the tasks that appears, the amount of grey sections there are tells you how many tasks you have to complete before you earn the reward that is pictured in the middle of the bubble:


For example you may get these 3 tasks:

  • File Police Report
  • Receive Motivation
  • Check Police Video


Each of these has to be completed in a different workstation so file police report is at the front desk, receive motivation is in the training center and check police video is in the surveillance van

 Only one sim can use a workstation at one time (new tasks will be added when you unlock new workstations)

Each time your sims complete a task (that section will turn from grey to green) a police coin bubble will appear above their head, click this and they will earn police coins and XPs, the experience points are towards levelling up, so they will level up quicker than if you just sent them to work.

Once all the tasks have been completed all the grey sections will now appear green, click on this to receive your reward.

What are these rewards used for?

The rewards are police coins and resources used to upgrade the different workstations at the police station.

Some resources are not unlocked yet, build new workstations to unlock them

Sometimes you may see a question mark appear in the bubble instead of a resource, this is a mystery resource, you will find out what it is when you complete the tasks:

these are important sims needed to collect badges, read on to find out more

 

Can I send my sim to work on their own like a normal career? Will they still collect resources?

Yes you can send them to work on their own and they will still level up but they will not collect the resources they get when they help sims.

What are the workstations?

Rookie:

  • Training Center
  • Front Desk
  • Surveillance Van

Once your sim reaches level 6 you can decide which career to specialise them in: either Metro Police or Special Agent, you will need to have a sim as each to be able to unlock the other workstations

Metro Police:

  • Squad Car- level 6 Metro Police
  • Jail Cells- level 7 Metro Police
  • K-9 Unit- level 8 Metro Police
  • Chiefs Office- level 9 Metro Police

Only the metro police officer will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above

Special Agent:

  • Interview Room- level 6 Special Agent
  • Sketch Room- level 7 Special Agent
  • Forensics Lab- level 8 Special Agent
  • Division 51- level 9 Special Agent

Only the special agent will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above

 

When you upgrade a workstation the time taken to complete the task will decrease and the amount of police coins and XPs you receive will increase

NOTE: you can only upgrade one workstation at a time unless you are VIP

 

Reaching Level 6

Once you reach level 6 for the first time a new quest will begin- I say quest, there only appears to be two goals currently. This shows you how to select the speciality for your sim and how to get promoted

Professions: Specialization Training

  • Assign a specialist to a level 6 sim- click on the occupations (career) tab, find the level 6 sim and choose either Special Agent or Metro Police:


NOTE: you can only have one sim on each of these

  • Complete a profession badge- check the occupations tab to find out what you need to do to complete this, I had help 3 sims, to complete this I needed to help 3 sims that came into the police station by completing all of the tasks


Only one badge can be collected per shift and you need 3 badges before you will be able to reach level 7

I have to help important sims to get a badge, who are important sims?

Important sims are the ones with question marks in the bubbles above their heads.


Professions Menu

You can access this using the button in the top left hand corner of your screen when you are at the police station


Workplace Overview- here you can see the workstations you have currently unlocked, what level you are on and what resources you need to upgrade them

Storage- this is where you see your current resources collected and on the right hand side is your police coins, the police coins are used to increase your storage if you need to and trade for resources (which is in the next tab)

The simoleon symbol next to the resources in the storage means you can sell resources for simoleons, this might be helpful if you have run out of space in your storage and don’t have any police coins to increase the storage:

Resource Exchange- here you can either spin for resources using simoleons or LPs for the mega spin as well as trade police coins for resources 

 

Once your sims have helped 25 people (you need to complete all the tasks for a person to have helped 1 person) in a day they will end their shift early and you earn extra police coins and resources

NOTE: Other sims with this career will go to work but you will not be able to see or interact with them as you can only have two active sims at the police station so I would suggest you send sims who are on the highest level in this career to work first so they can level up faster and complete the tasks that a lower level sim may be unable to do.


Once you have the latest update, build the police station to get started!

Professions Training Quest

Once you have built the police station the Professions Training Quest will begin (there is no time limit to this, you just have to complete it before you can send anymore sims to work at the police station)

It is more of a tutorial than a quest

  • Visit the police station
  • Send a sim to work at the police station (give them a job at the police station the same way you usually give them a job then click on the suitcase to send a sim to work- select accompany sim to go to the station with them)
  • Help a sim at the police station- tap a bubble that appears over a sims head and complete one of the tasks
  • Help again at the police station- complete the second task on the bubble
  • Check workplace overview (found in the profession menu in the top left on your screen while at the police station)
  • Check workplace storage (second tab in the profession menu)
  • Help a sim at the police station
  • Check the work shift quota- this can be found on the work bar:

  • Fulfill special requests- this is a task where the bubble shows a question mark instead of the resource, complete the tasks to find out what resource you will be rewarded
  • Trade resources (third tab in the profession menu)
  • Upgrade a workstation- click on a green arrow at one of the workstations to get the option to upgrade it

  • Complete the remaining work day- either keep helping sims, leave your sim to work or click on the red cross on the work bar to complete shift (this will usually cost you LPs

QUEST IS COMPLETE!

You can now give other sims the police career


Orange Suitcase? Can’t send your sims to work?

 

This is because you have already sent them to work once today, if you were VIP level 1 you can send them to work at the police station twice in a day (this will cost you 20LPs if you are VIP)

Wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP.

Do I need to be VIP to use the police station?

NO! If you are VIP you can send your sims to work twice a day (VIP level 1), upgrade more than one workstation at a time (VIP level 7) and use the mega spin (VIP level 2)

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE VIP TO USE THE POLICE STATION

Thanks for reading!

Watch my video on this update here!

The latest update brings the Movie Star Career to simtown- read this post for more information

Confused about these new profession careers? Give my Guide to Profession Careers post a read!


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The Sims Freeplay- Competition Center

The competition center is a good way to earn extra LPs or simoleons, if you haven’t built it yet you can find out where it is in simtown from the town map 
The higher level you are in a career or hobby the more chance you have of winning first prize at the competition center.

When you click on the competition center (as shown in the picture below) it will appear with a competition (I had the archery hobby) it tells you how much you will get for each placing (which is always the same, regardless of the competition you get):

  • 1st place- 3LPs
  • 2nd place- 1LP
  • 3rd place- S1000 and 1000XPs
  • 4th place- S500 and 500XPs

Then you can select a sim- always go for the sim with the highest level in that hobby/career (it will tell you what level your sims are at)

For example: Zack is level 6 in archery so I would definitely use him over Hayley who has never done archery before (level 0/6)

NOTE: your sim must not be busy for them to partake in a competition, they will appear greyed out if they are busy.

Once you have selected your sim they will be busy competing for 24 hours, once the time is up you will need to go back to the competition center to see where they were placed.

If your sim is level 6 then they should come first but they don’t always!

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At 9am everyday a new competition becomes available if your sim isn’t partaking in one already so keep checking back until you find one that you want to do!

NOTE: If you changed a sims career or hobby, for example if they did cooking and then you changed them to fishing their skill level for cooking will now be 0 so entering a cooking competition will earn them fourth place.

Is it worth it? I rarely use the competition center if I am being completely honest, its a good way to make a few extra LPs but it does mean your sim cannot do anything else for a whole day.

Which careers appear at the competition center?

  • Teaching
  • Acting
  • Politics
  • Music
  • Real Estate
  • Science
  • Athletics
  • Student (preteen required)
  • High School Student (teen required)
  • Firefighting
  • Artist

These are all the ones I have seen so far but I am still updating this post, if you have seen others please comment and I will add them to this post

Which hobbies appear at the competition center?

  • Survivalist
  • Skill Tester
  • Bird Feeding
  • Quilting
  • Ghost Hunting
  • Catwalk Modelling
  • Chocolatier
  • Broomstick Flying
  • Cooking
  • Sim Nation Teen Idol
  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Ballet
  • Karate
  • Diving
  • Musical Expression
  • Potion Brewing
  • Breakdancing Battle
  • Playhouse
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Figure Skating
  • Fashion Contest (Fashion Designer Hobby)
  • Finger Painting
  • Woodworking
  • Juggling
  • Pinballer

These are all the ones I have seen so far but I am still updating this post, if you have seen others please comment and I will add them to this post

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