The Sims Freeplay- Downtown Developer Event

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Collect resources to build a brand new high rise apartment block in the Downtown Developer Event! Once you have completed the Simtown Express Discovery Quest you will be able to begin this event, but there is no rush, this event will be available whenever you are ready to start it

The aim of this event is to collect all the Granite, Glass and Gold you need at different locations around Simtown, these resources are then used to build the luxury high rise apartment block. Firstly you need to go to Downtown (use the Simtown Express to get there) and you will find the development icon next to the hospital, click on this to get the option to demolish the buildings that are there:

Once demolished the event will begin and the first time limit will start, there are time limits in this event but there are different time limits for each stage, keep reading for more information on this

You will then get tasks to complete, these will explain how this event works so make sure you read them:

  • Open downtown developer menu- click on the orange symbol next to the downtown developer task to get to this menu, the menu is where you can see your progress in this event:

At the top you will see all the stages to complete in this event, then you will see the permit you currently have and below you can see the current stage requirements, right now only granite is required to complete stage one but this screenshot below shows a later stage that requires more resources:

  • View major stage deadlines- if you go back to the menu, on the bar at the top you will see under stage 2 it says ‘3 days’ this means you have 3 days to fill the bar by collecting the resources to reach stage 2 to be on track in this event, if you don’t complete a stage in the time limit you will be forced to spend simoleons to progress in this event (I don’t know how many simoleons it will cost as it varies depending on what level you are on, so if you are on level 55 expect a high cost!)

The time limits for each stage are:

  • Reach stage 2– 3 days
  • Reach stage 4– 6 days
  • Reach stage 6– 6 days
  • Reach stage 9 (final stage)– 15 days

These stages above are major upgrades so the building site will change when you reach these milestones, you will also receive other rewards when you reach each of these stages:

  • Stage 2– 2LP, 2SP and 1 Glass (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 4– 5LP, 5SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 6– 10LP, 10SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 9/Grand Prize– Empty 3 Story Apartment Lot, S20,000, 20LP and 15SP

  • Go to the resource location- every 24 hours you will receive a new permit to collect a resource at a different location, go back to the menu to find where you need to go and you can click ‘visit’ on the location to go straight there:

  • Assign a sim to an x- once at the location you need to find the 2 x spots, have a sim click on one of these and select Collect Shard- 3 hours 55 minutes:

 

Only two sims can collect shards at one time and a shard does not make a full piece, depending on the resource you need to collect different amounts of shards to make one resource:

  • Granite– collect 2 shards to make 1 granite
  • Glass– collect 3 shards to make 1 glass
  • Gold– collect 4 shards to make 1 gold

You need to collect a full piece within 24 hours to be able to use that towards your next permit, if you only collect one shard then you will lose this

  • Review resource progress- click on the menu to check your progress, the current requirements show you how many resources you need to complete that stage:

If you want to skip with SP this is the best place to do it as it is more expensive if you skip from the task action itself or the permit section of the menu:

  • Review the major stage timer- here you can see the next stage is locked:

If you miss one stage you can still catch up at the next stage as the time limit for the next stage does not start until you have completed the previous, for example, if you miss out on completing the 4th stage in the 6 day time limit once you have paid your simoleons to move on you will still get the full 6 day time limit to reach the 6th stage

If you do complete the final stage in the 15 day time limit you will unlock the 3 Story Luxury Apartment that can be built on the high rise block, you still unlock the apartment block if you don’t complete this event in the time limit, once complete you will be able to build the empty 3 story to build your own apartment:

I warn you now, this building is hideous when complete! But the 3 story luxury apartment is very nice, if you don’t like it you can build the empty 3 story or even one of the original penthouse apartments

Take a tour of the 3 Story Luxury Apartment here:

Watch my walkthrough of this event here:

Remember:

  • You need to have completed the Simtown Express Quest to unlock Downtown before you can start this event
  • This event is available forever so there is no rush to begin it but once you do start the first timer will begin, then it should take 30 days to complete
  • A new permit is issued every 24 hours

  • Only two sims can collect shards at once

  • A shard is not a whole resource, if you don’t collect a whole resource in 24 hours you will lose the shards you have collected:
    • 2 Granite Shards= 1 Granite
    • 3 Glass Shards= 1 Glass
    • 4 Gold Shards= 1 Gold
  • The next major timer doesn’t start until the previous major milestone is complete
  • There are 9 stages to complete, completing each stage earns you rewards:
    • Stage 1- 2LP
    • Stage 2- Major upgrade, 2LP, 2SP and 1 Glass (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 3- 5SP
    • Stage 4- Major upgrade, 5LP, 5SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 5- 10SP
    • Stage 6- Major upgrade, 10LP, 10SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 7- S10,000
    • Stage 8- 15LP
    • Stage 9/Final Stage- Empty 3 Story Apartment Lot, S20,000, 20LP and 15SP
  • If you earn enough resources before the 24 hours is over then you will have to wait for the rest of the 24 hours before you will get your next permit:


What do I think of this event? I actually really like the idea of this but yet again this is another event where unless you can play all day then you won’t be able to complete it in the time limit, the fact you have to pay if you miss a time limit I think is ridiculous and it is bound to cost thousands of simoleons. Until I actually play this properly on my own game I can’t really comment on how difficult it actually is but I will definitely be making a post after I attempt to complete it!


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The Sims Freeplay- Downtown Map

There currently isn’t much in downtown but I have created this basic birds eye view map for those of you who are having trouble finding a certain building, its all colour coded, with a key below to help.

  • Red= Workplaces
  • Green= Places to do hobbies
  • Purple= Penthouse Apartments

Town Map & Mysterious Island Map

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The Sims Freeplay- Teacher’s Pet Quest

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


LEVEL UNLOCKS: 15 UNLOCKS: class clown hobby TIME LIMIT: 8 days PRIZE: teacup pig pet


Once you have completed the Simtown Express Quest you will be able to build the downtown high school to begin this quest. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the teacup pig pet, you can still complete this quest once the time is up to unlock downtown high school and the class clown hobby but you won’t get the pig pet

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

The price of the high school varies depending on how many other businesses you have already built (your teens won’t be able to go to school here)

HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has 

Note: you need a pet to be able to complete this quest so make sure you build the pet store if you haven’t already

  • Visit Downtown High (send a sim to downtown high)
  • Phone the Principal- 1 minute (select the option on a sim)

  • Clean up the front of the school:

  1. Branches- 2 hours 30 minutes x3
  2. Weeds- 1 hour x4
  3. Weeds- 30 minutes x1
  4. Small Rock Pile- 5 minutes x1

TIP: You can work on clearing all of these areas with more than one sim to complete quicker

  • Play with soccer ball- 5 minutes

  • Clean the sports field:

  1. Trash- 2 hours 30 minutes x3
  2. Trash- 1 hour x5
  3. Trash- 1 hour 30 minutes x3
  4. Trash- 4 hours 10 minutes x1

TIP: Again have more than one sim clearing all these areas to complete quicker

  • Phone the Principal again- 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Say hello to Vernon (pig)- 3 hours 20 minutes

  • Feed Vernon- 6 hours 40 minutes

  • Lie down on a school bench- 2 hours

  • Search the field- 10 minutes

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Search the fountain- 7 hours 5 minutes

  • Answer the call from the principal (oink like a pig)- 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Check coach’s email on a computer- 8 hours

  • Photograph ‘Vernon’- to complete this task you need to buy a pet from the pet store and select the option on them to photograph pet- 13 hours 30 minutes

  • Adjust photo on a computer- 3 hours 20 minutes (apply filters)

  • Return to the park
  • Follow the trail of rubbish in the park (it will take you to one of your sims houses)

  • Have 2 sims in a house lot (2 sims at a house)
  • Have your sim lie to another sim (select the interaction between two sims)- 8 hours 20 minutes

  • Watch a sports event on TV- 9 hours 30 minutes

  • Sit and think of a solution- 1 hour 12 minutes (couch)

  • Confess to 5 sims- 5 hours each

TIP: you have to do this 5 times so have 5 PAIRS of sims completing this action at the same time to complete quicker!

  • Workshop a solution (select the interaction between two sims)- 14 hours 10 minutes

  • Send 5 sims to downtown high sports field
  • Perform sports activities at the downtown high sports field using 5 sims- 18 hours 20 minutes (if you want to speed up this task you have to speed up all 5 sims separately)

  • Hug Vernon- 22 hours 30 minutes

  • Build the classroom- takes 10 seconds and costs S500

QUEST IS COMPLETE!


Once you complete the quest you will have access to Downtown High School, also the 7 day time limit for the Class Clown hobby will start straight away which is completed in the classrooms in Downtown High School


Prize: Teacup Pig Pet

Where can I find them? You can find the pig pet in the pet store

Cost? The first one is free after that they cost 100LP each

Is it worth it? Yes! It is soo cute! You cannot feed the pig though, you can only scratch the pigs tummy and pet the pig and there are no items currently for a pig to use 


Watch my step by step video of the quest here:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Once you have completed the simtown express quest you can build downtown high to start this quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start building downtown high you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I send my sim to downtown high?
Go to downtown high and click on the whistle next to a sim who isn’t busy on the simtracker, this post explains more about the simtracker

How do I call the principal?
Click on the sim with the plumbob above their head to get the option

For ‘photograph Vernon’ will it work with a horse or parrot?
No, you have to use a dog, cat or another pet brought from the pet store to complete this

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
You unlock the teacup pig

What does the pig do?
They don’t really do anything! They don’t find money like dogs or cats

Is there anything in the pet section for pigs?
No, there isn’t

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the class clown hobby before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start building downtown high you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

This quest unlocks the class clown hobby, does the time limit start straight away once I have completed this quest?
Yes, the time limit for the hobby starts straight away once this quest is complete, you can click no when the hobby pop up appears but this does not stop the timer going down


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The Sims Freeplay- Simtown Express Quest

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


LEVEL UNLOCKS: 15 UNLOCKS: simtown express, downtown area and hospital profession workplace TIME LIMIT: 5 days PRIZE: toddler train conductor outfit


NOTE: if a pop up appears about this new quest click NOT NOW, if you do click YES and it takes you to downtown DO NOT BUILD THE HOSPITAL! Go back to simtown and build the simtown express first. If you build the hospital you will not be able to get back to downtown to complete construction on the hospital and will be unable to build the simtown express as the hospital is being built. If you have built the hospital early contact the makers to see if they can fix this issue for you


To begin this discovery quest you need to build the simtown express (this is located on the bottom left of town next to the restaurant) If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the toddler train conductor outfit, if you don’t complete in the time you will still unlock the simtown express and downtown but you won’t get the outfit

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

  

HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

  • Call the train company- 48 seconds (using a phone)

  • Meet Thomas, the tiny conductor- 15 minutes


  • Ask about safety lessons- 2 hours 15 minutes (Thomas)

  • Read a book about trains- 8 hours 30 minutes (using a bookshelf)

  • Find a snack for Thomas- 1 hour 50 minutes (using a fridge)

  • Ask for safety lesson 1- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Demonstrate single seating- 10 hours (click on a seat)

  • Ask for safety lesson 2- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Watch the train demonstration- 14 hours 45 minutes (train set in park)

  • Ask for safety lesson 3- 5 minutes (send a sim home and find Thomas)

  • Stand behind the yellow line- 16 hours 45 minutes (appears at the front of the house you are at)

  • Search for the train key- 1 hour 50 minutes (bed)

  • Apologise to Thomas- 6 hours 15 minutes

  • Bake cookies for Thomas- 1 minute (select baking on a stove then cookies)
  • Ask for final lesson- 5 minutes (Thomas)

  • Practice holding on- 1 day (click on Thomas)

  • Guess Thomas’s age- 1 hour 15 minutes (I don’t think it matters which one you pick but he does say he is 5 and 3/4 earlier on!)

  • Travel on the Simtown Express

QUEST IS COMPLETE!


Now you have completed the quest you can take the Simtown Express to the Downtown Area! In the Downtown Area you can find the Hospital, Downtown High School and Penthouse Apartments!

Build the hospital to unlock the medical staff profession career- unsure about professions? Read this post!

Complete the Teacher’s Pet Quest to unlock Downtown High School and complete the Sims and the City Quest to unlock the Penthouse Apartments


Prize: Toddler Train Conductor Outfit  Where can I find it? In the wardrobe, under outfits for a toddler

Cost? Free


Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build the simtown express to start this quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Help! I have built the hospital before the simtown express now I cannot build the simtown express, what should I do?You will need to contact the makers so they can fix this issue for you

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start building the simtown express you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

I can’t complete the train demonstration, why?
Thomas needs to be at the park to be able to complete this, if he isn’t, go back to the house he was last at, find him and then go back to the park. If he still doesn’t arrive at the park, click on the whistle on the simtracker to bring him there.

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Toddler train conductor outfit, the one that Thomas wears in this quest

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the downtown area and hospital before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start building the simtown express you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

I don’t understand the Hospital Career, can you help?
This post explains all about Profession Careers so give it a read if you are stuck

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post


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