The Sims Freeplay- Contacting Support (Firemonkeys)

Firemonkeys are the makers of The Sims Freeplay so if you need help with your game you will need to contact them, this post explains how to contact them. If you have a technical issue I will not be able to fix it so you will have to contact them to see if they can fix this problem for you.

They probably get hundreds of requests a day so they might take a few days to reply, if they take longer than a week try contacting them again

Check the Technical section on the Firemonkeys website before contacting them in case a fix to your problem is already available

1.Go to the Firemonkeys submit a request page (click here) -YOU MAY NEED TO SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU CAN SUBMIT A REQUEST:

2.When you sign in you should be redirected to the ‘submit a request’ page (if not click the submit a request button next to your profile picture on the blue firemonkeys bar at the top of the page) Then select an option from the drop down menu, what can we help you with?

The options are:

3.You will then see a form to fill in that varies depending on which option you picked above:

I am going to go through the information required to fill in each form starting with Technical Assistance as that is what most players will be contacting support about.

Click on the links below to go straight to a different form instead:

My Account or ProfileMissing Content or PurchaseSuggestions

Technical Assistance

1.What kind of technical issue are you having? Pick from:

  • Connectivity
  • Game Performance
  • Game Progress Issues
  • Game won’t Launch
  • Installation Issues
  • Gameplay Issues
  • Save Data Problem

2.What game do you need help with? Select Sims Freeplay

3.Summary? What is the issue you are having, explain in a few words

A suggested article will appear, if it isn’t relevant just ignore it but if it is related to your problem you may want to read it before submitting your request

4.Description? Explain the issue in as much detail as possible

5.Are you receiving an error? If the game shows an error fill in this box

6.Your ideal solution? Pick from:

  • I would like a gift or reimbursement from support
  • I would like the game team to fix the bug
  • I just need some questions answered
  • Other (I will specify in the description)

7.Player ID Number? This can be found on the game, open The Sims Freeplay, click on Settings (green dots) and you will see it at the bottom of the screen or from settings click on info then on about, scroll down to the bottom of the about tab to find your Player ID. The support team need this information so they can see what is going on with your game

8.SFP version? Which version of the game do you have (if you don’t know you can find this on the about page above your player ID or go to the app store where you downloaded the game from, search for the sims freeplay and scroll down to version or just click unknown version on the list)

9.Platform? What platform are you playing on? IOS? Android? Kindle? Windows?

10.Operating System Version? On an apple device you will find this under settings > general > about > version

On an android you will find this under settings> about tablet > android version

11.Device Model? What device are you playing on? e.g. iPhone 6? Kindle Fire?  

12.Attachments? Add any screenshots that help to explain your issue if you want to

13.Once you have completed the form click submit

14.You will get a confirmation email that your request has been submitted

15.Keep checking your emails for a reply from one of the support team, they may take a while if they are busy!

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Missing Content or Purchase

1.What type of missing content issues are you having? Pick from:

  • Had content and lost it
  • Never received content
  • Save data problem

2.What game do you need help with? Select Sims Freeplay

3.Summary? What is the issue you are having, explain in a few words

A suggested article will appear, if it isn’t relevant just ignore it but if it is related to your problem you may want to read it before submitting your request

4.Description? Explain the issue in as much detail as possible

5.Was this a real money purchase? Tick the box if it was (make sure you include your receipts, order ID and a description of missing content as an attachment and in the description above)

6.Your ideal solution? Pick from:

  • I would like a gift or reimbursement from support
  • I would like the game team to fix the bug
  • I just need some questions answered
  • Other (I will specify in the description)

7.Player ID Number? This can be found on the game, open The Sims Freeplay, click on Settings (green dots) and you will see it at the bottom of the screen or from settings click on info then on about, scroll down to the bottom of the about tab to find your Player ID. The support team need this information so they can see what is going on with your game. Still can’t find your player ID? Click here

8.Platform? What platform are you playing on? IOS? Android? Kindle? Windows?

9.Operating System Version? On an apple device you will find this under settings > general > about > version

On an android you will find this under settings> about tablet > android version

10.Device Model? What device are you playing on? e.g. iPhone 6? Kindle Fire?  

10.Attachments? Add any screenshots that help to explain your issue if you want to (it is best to add screenshots of receipts here)

11.Once you have completed the form click submit

12.You will get a confirmation email that your request has been submitted

13.Keep checking your emails for a reply from one of the support team, they may take a while if they are busy!

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My Account or Profile

1.What kind of account or profile issues are you having? Pick from:

  • I have been banned or suspended
  • Privacy concern
  • Save data problem
  • Profile issues

2.What game do you need help with? Select Sims Freeplay

3.Summary? What is the issue you are having, explain in a few words

A suggested article will appear, if it isn’t relevant just ignore it but if it is related to your problem you may want to read it before submitting your request

4.Description? Explain the issue in as much detail as possible

5.Your ideal solution? Pick from:

  • I would like a gift or reimbursement from support
  • I would like the game team to fix the bug
  • I just need some questions answered
  • Other (I will specify in the description)

6.Player ID Number? This can be found on the game, open The Sims Freeplay, click on Settings (green dots) and you will see it at the bottom of the screen or from settings click on info then on about, scroll down to the bottom of the about tab to find your Player ID. The support team need this information so they can see what is going on with your game. Still can’t find your player ID? Click here

7.Platform? What platform are you playing on? IOS? Android? Kindle? Windows?

8.Operating System Version? On an apple device you will find this under settings > general > about > version

On an android you will find this under settings> about tablet > android version

9.Device Model? What device are you playing on? e.g. iPhone 6? Kindle Fire?  

10.Attachments? Add any screenshots that help to explain your issue if you want to

11.Once you have completed the form click submit

12.You will get a confirmation email that your request has been submitted

13.Keep checking your emails for a reply from one of the support team, they may take a while if they are busy!

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Suggestions

When you select this option it says ‘Support may not respond directly to this case. The feedback you provide is compiled and reported to the Development team on a weekly basis. If you require a response, please select another option that we can help you with’

1.Complaints and Compliments Category? Pick from:

  • Gameplay Feature
  • Help Center Website
  • Misleading or Confusing Content
  • Quality of Service
  • Other Feedback

2.What game do you need help with? Select Sims Freeplay

3.Summary? What is the issue you are having, explain in a few words

A suggested article will appear, if it isn’t relevant just ignore it but if it is related to your problem you may want to read it before submitting your request

4.Description? Explain the issue in as much detail as possible

5.Player ID Number? This can be found on the game, open The Sims Freeplay, click on Settings (green dots) and you will see it at the bottom of the screen or from settings click on info then on about, scroll down to the bottom of the about tab to find your Player ID. The support team need this information so they can see what is going on with your game. Still can’t find your player ID? Click here

6.Platform? What platform are you playing on? IOS? Android? Kindle? Windows?

7.Operating System Version? On an apple device you will find this under settings > general > about > version

On an android you will find this under settings> about tablet > android version

8.Device Model? What device are you playing on? e.g. iPhone 6? Kindle Fire?  

9.Attachments? Add any screenshots that help to explain your issue if you want to

10.Once you have completed the form click submit

11.You will get a confirmation email that your request has been submitted

You probably won’t get a reply if you are submitting suggestions

 

Click here to submit a request to support


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The Sims Freeplay- Life Dreams and Legacies FAQs

These are the most common questions I get asked about Life Dreams and Legacies.

Once you begin the life dreams and legacies quest your sims will start to age automatically. You can also give your sims personalities, to work towards life dreams, if your sim completes all their life dreams in each stage of their life when they die they will leave an orb behind, orbs are used to pause a sims life or build new places.

FROM NOW ON ALL OF YOUR SIMS WILL AGE AUTOMATICALLY AND DIE

Why can’t I give my sims a personality?

You need to complete the life dreams and legacies quest before you can give personalities to your sims.

If I don’t give my sim a personality or life dream will they still age?

Yes they will regardless.

How long does a sim last in each stage before they automatically age?

  • Baby- 5 days
  • Toddler- 7 days
  • Preteen- 8 days
  • Teen- 12 days
  • Adult- 24 days
  • Senior- 9 days

A sim will only age when you are on the game and these times do not mean your sim will age after its been that many days, they need to do the amount of actions that add up to that many days first.

Why can’t I give my sim a life dream?

Complete the life dreams and legacies quest then give your sim a personality to be able to give them a life dream.

How do I give my sim a personality?

In create a sim or if you want to give an existing sim a personality by selecting the browse clothes option on a wardrobe, personality is the first tab.

giving an existing sim a personality

How do I give my sim a life dream?

Once they have a personality you need to go to the life dreams menu, find that sim and click choose a life dream:

3 options will appear, if you don’t like any of those options click not now and try again:

Where is the life dreams tab?

On the sim information panel (which shows your sims jobs, hobbies and relationships) one of the tabs now shows your sims life dreams.

Can I change my sims personality?

Yes you can, on the life dreams menu, click on the head with the arrows around it as shown in the picture below, this will take you back to the personality menu for you to pick a different one.

NOTE: all progress towards that life dream will be lost and you will need to start again from 0%

Can I change my sims life dream?

You can but only by changing the sims personality as explained above, you need to change it to a different personality then back again to be able to choose a new life dream.

NOTE: all progress towards that life dream will be lost and you will need to start again from 0%

What happens if I change the personality of my sim who I previously gave a life orb to? Do I lose that life orb or does it go to my inventory?

You won’t lose the orb, you will find it on the ground next to the sim whose personality you changed so you can place it back in your inventory.

Will life dreams take up all my sims time?

No, they shouldn’t do.

Are relationships worthwhile when trying to complete life dreams?

Honestly no, getting married just for your sims to pass on and die isn’t really worth the 10LPs it costs you for the best ring! Personally I don’t bother about relationships while I am trying to build all the places that require orbs, once I have, I can start earning platinum orbs to build my town up with sims who cannot age and then they can have relationships and families again.

What are the geeky life dreams?

You can find a list of geeky life dreams here

What are the sporty life dreams?

You can find a list of sporty life dreams here

What are the entertainer life dreams?

You can find a list of entertainer life dreams here

What are the pet fanatic life dreams?

You can find a list of pet fanatic life dreams here

Does completing tasks with lower star rated items (action takes longer) give you more life dream points to complete life dreams faster than higher star rated items?

No, you get the same amount of life dreams points regardless of the star rating the item has.

When choosing a life dream, is it better to choose longer tasks or shorter ones?

I always go for the longer ones, as I cannot play all day to put each sim on their life dream task several times but it is personal preference, I find it easier doing longer tasks but you may be able to play on the game for longer each day so you prefer shorter tasks.

Can I fulfil a sims life dreams in one life stage?

If you start life as a toddler don’t expect to have the life dream completed by the time you reach your preteen years, you can only do so much at each stage before you have to age up to complete the next section of the bar.

Unless you give a senior sim a personality then they will have to complete one life dream to fill up the whole bar in only that stage.

What is this bar they have to fill up and how much can they fill up at each stage?

On the life dreams menu underneath where you choose and see their life dream there is a bar that has lines on it, the lines each represent a life stage:

As you complete a sims life dream the bar will fill up. The bar used to fill up to the line of that life stage but now it fills up fully for each life stage when you have completed their life dream:


The bar will then go back down when you age your sim, so my sim has become a senior so he only has the last section of the bar to fill before he can earn his bronze orb:


If a sim doesn’t complete a life dream at one stage can they catch up on the next?

Yes! Don’t worry if you don’t manage to complete your toddlers life dream, there is plenty of time left to catch up.

When you start working towards a life dream as an adult sim you will have to complete each stage you missed previously (so you will have to fill up the whole bar to the fourth line, it seems like it takes longer but I find it much easier)

Does completing life dreams at the earlier stages count towards the overall amount needed to complete the orb?

Yes, as mentioned above, it definitely does!

At which life stage is it best to start earning an orb?

Everyone has a different opinion on this, I personally prefer adding new adults to empty houses and start working towards a life dream from that stage, the downside to this is they don’t have much time left to do anything other than their life dream (which is why I choose career life dreams when possible) but its cheaper than adding a new baby each time and it means they don’t have to have 5 different life dreams throughout their life, they will just have 2.

NOTE: a baby cannot have a life dream

If a sim started working towards a life dream as an adult, would it take more time to complete their life dream than a sim that had been working on earning an orb since they were a toddler?

Yes it would take more time because they are having to fill the bar right from the start.

Can I get orbs without killing off my sims?

Yes, but you can only use these orbs to build places you cannot give them to another sim to upgrade them until your sim passes on

NOTE: they have to be a senior in order to have earned an orb to use

To get an orb off a sim to build a place:

  1. All sims that have the orbs you require to build a place need to have completed their life dreams and earned an orb
  2. Find the place you want to build and click build
  3. Select the orb you want to use, if a sim has it it will say ‘[sims name] has a life orb’ click on this
  4. A pop up warning will appear, click yes to use the orb or click no to cancel
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all orbs you need
  6. Once you have all the orbs you need you can click on the green tick to build
  7. Your sim will then be able to choose a new life dream and work towards a new bronze orb if they have the time

What places can I build with orbs?

  • Arcade
    • 1 Bronze Geeky Orb
    • 1 Silver Geeky Orb

Complete geeky life dreams by giving your sim the geeky personality to earn these orbs

  • Beach
    • 2 Bronze Sporty Orbs
    • 2 Silver Sporty Orbs

Complete sporty life dreams by giving your sim the sporty personality to earn these orbs

  • Carnival
    • 5 Bronze Entertainer Orbs
    • 2 Silver Entertainer Orbs

Complete entertainer life dreams by giving your sim the entertainer personality to earn these orbs

  • Pet Park
    • 2 Bronze Animal Fanatic Orbs
    • 4 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs

Complete animal fanatic life dreams by giving your sim the animal fanatic personality to earn these orbs

NOTE: You will also need orbs to build areas inside each place, the amount of orbs needed can be found in this post

Do I need to use simoleons or LPs to build these places as well as orbs?

No you don’t, if you don’t have enough orbs though you can use LPs instead but you will need a lot of LPs!

What is the age controller and how does it work?

The age controller is the tab that allows you to age a sim early, reverse a sim to the beginning of that stage or pause a sims life.

1-reverses or advances a sims age:

  • a- reverse
  • b-advance

2-pauses a sim at that life stage

Keep reading for an explanation on each of these

Does it cost LPs to age a sim?

Only if they haven’t completed their life dream for that stage yet or they aren’t ready to age. Once their timer turns red or they have completed their life dream at that stage you can age them for free.

How do I pause my sims life?

Pausing a sims life is explained in detail in this post so view that for more information and pictures but I will explain the basics here:

  1. You need to go to the age controller, find the sim you want to pause and click on the pause button
  2. A life orb allocation pop up will appear, select the orb you want, then click the green tick
  3. Click yes to confirm you want to pause ageing

Your sim is now paused!

NOTE: the sim you are pausing does not have to have the same personality as the orb you are using to pause them, they don’t even need a personality to pause them and they can be any age!

How long do different orbs pause a sims life for?

  • Bronze- 3 days
  • Silver- 7 days
  • Gold- 16 days
  • Platinum- paused forever (its definitely worth getting a platinum orb to pause your favourite sims)

Do I need an orb for each sim I want to pause or can I pause them all with one?

You need an orb for each sim, so if you had 20 sims and you wanted to pause them all forever you would need 20 platinum orbs (scroll down for how to earn platinum orbs)

If I pause a sim can I change my mind and make them age again?

Yes you can, go back into the age controller and select the play button (where the pause button was) then on the life orb allocation pop up select resume ageing:

NOTE: you will lose the orb you used if you make them start ageing again

Can I make a paused sim reach the next life stage without turning ageing back on?

Yes you can, just click on the advance ageing button on the age controller:

Keep reading for information on how to advance a sim to the next stage

How does reversing a sims age work?

On the age controller you can choose to reverse a sim back to the beginning of that life stage, this is useful if you want to keep your sim alive and at a certain age while you are trying to earn a platinum orb to pause them forever, it can also be used to give a sim longer to complete their life dream at that stage if they haven’t managed it yet.

It will cost you a certain amount of LPs if you choose to reverse them back to the beginning of that stage, the amount depends on how far along their timer is (the circles at the top of this picture represent how far along the timer is):

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NOTE: Reversing will only reverse them back to the beginning of that life stage, you cannot go back a life stage; for example, you cannot make a preteen a toddler

UPDATE: reversing your sims age when they reach the end of that live stage is currently FREE!

How does advancing a sims age work?

On the age controller you can choose to advance a sim to their next life stage before their timer turns red:

You can age them early for free once they have completed their life dream for that stage which is useful if you want to earn orbs fairly quickly or if they are at the end of that stage. It will cost you 2LPs if you choose to age them early before they have completed their life dream for that stage or are ready to age.

If I have them plant after work, does that age them sooner?

Yes they will because they will be busier completing actions for longer.

When sims automatically age, what happens to their hobbies?

If a hobby is still available at the next stage of their life then they will keep their hobby, for example, a teen with the cooking hobby will still have the hobby when she becomes an adult and also when she becomes a senior.

If the hobby isn’t available at the next stage, for example, a toddler with the finger painting hobby would have to pick a new hobby when they become a preteen.

BUT if they reached the highest level in that hobby before ageing all the collectibles will still be unlocked so the next sim could complete the collection without having to reach the highest level. If they didn’t reach the highest level before ageing then a new sim would have to level up from level 1 to be able to complete the collection. This post explains hobbies in more details.

How long does it take to fulfil a life dream?

It depends on what the life dream is and what orb they are working towards, platinum orbs take a lot longer than bronze orbs!

How can I see how long my sim has left in that life stage?

Around their face on the simtracker there is a circle, the more actions they complete the more the green line will spread clockwise around the circle, when it reaches red you know that your sim will age soon:

Will my sims age when I’m not playing?

No, your sims will only age when you are on the game.

My sim has completed their life dream for that stage, can I age them before their timer is up?

Yes, you can advance them for free by clicking ‘advance age’ underneath their life dream on the life dream tab or by selecting ‘advance age’ on the age controller.

advancing age from the life dreams tab

Why didn’t my sim get an orb when they died?

If your sim didn’t complete their life dreams by the time they died then they will not leave behind an orb.

If I have gone from a silver life orb to a gold life orb, do I now have 2 life orbs, or do I only have one?

You only have one because you are upgrading the silver to a gold, so the silver orb becomes a gold orb.

How do I get a bronze orb?

  • To get a bronze orb you first need to give a sim a personality (the personality needs to be the same as you want the orb to be)
  • Then you can choose a life dream and work towards it
  • Once you have completed all life dreams for your sim and they pass on to the afterlife you will get the bronze orb to upgrade or use to build places

How do I get a silver orb?

  • To get a silver orb you need to upgrade a bronze orb (If you don’t have a bronze orb yet, follow the steps above)
  • Once you have your bronze orb you need to give it to a new sim (this is explained later in this post) In the wardrobe click on personalities and select the personality that is the same as the orb you need to upgrade
  • You can then select that bronze orb and choose a life dream and work towards it
  • Once you have completed all life dreams for your sim and they pass on to the afterlife you will get the silver orb to upgrade or use to build places

How do I get a gold orb?

  • To get a gold orb you need to upgrade a silver orb (If you don’t have a silver orb yet, follow the steps above)
  • Once you have your silver orb you need to give it to a new sim (this is explained later in this post) In the wardrobe click on personalities and select the personality that is the same as the orb you need to upgrade
  • You can then select that silver orb and choose a life dream and work towards it
  • Once you have completed all life dreams for your sim and they pass on to the afterlife you will get the gold orb to upgrade or use to build places

How do I get a platinum orb?

  • To get a platinum orb you need to upgrade a gold orb (If you don’t have a gold orb yet, follow the steps above)
  • Once you have your gold orb you need to give it to a new sim (this is explained later in this post) In the wardrobe click on personalities and select the personality that is the same as the orb you need to upgrade
  • You can then select that gold orb and choose a life dream and work towards it
  • Once you have completed all life dreams for your sim and they pass on to the afterlife you will get the platinum orb to pause sims or use to build places

NOTE: it takes 4 sims each completing their set of life dreams to earn a platinum orb

How do I give my sim an orb to upgrade?

You do this the same way you give a sim a personality but this time instead of just choosing the personality any stored orbs will be shown here, for example you can see from the picture below that I have 2 sporty orbs available:

If you click on the sporty personality you can then choose a bronze life orb which can be upgraded to a silver:

Or select no life orb to start earning a bronze:

How many times can you use an orb?

Orbs can only be used once.

I’ve paused my sim with a platinum orb but it wants me to pick a new life dream, would I be able to get the orb off that sim without them dying?

If you still need to build places then yes as you will be able to get the orb off the sim without them dying (how to do this is explained earlier in this post) but they will need to be paused as a senior to earn the orb and if you have built all the places there is no reason to give your paused sims a personality as you will not be able to give any orb they earn to another sim without passing on.

How do I store an orb?

You can do this two ways, once your sim passes on:

  1. Click on the orb and select add to inventory:

OR
2.Open buy mode, select the orb and click the inventory symbol on the orb to store it:

How much can I sell orbs for?

Platinum- S300,000
Gold- S180,000
Silver- S90,000
Bronze- S40,000

How can I sell an orb?

You can do this in two ways:

1.If your sim has just died and left the orb in their place, open buy mode, select the orb, then click on the red simoleon symbol to sell

OR

2.If you want to sell one that you have stored, again open buy mode, select the orb and it will appear like any other item you place in a house, from there you can click on the red simoleon symbol to sell it

Why is the grim reaper at a senior sims house?

The grim reaper shows up just before your senior sims timer is up, he is there to pass your sim on to the afterlife.

NOTE: he will stay there if another senior is also about to pass on

How do you send a sim to the afterlife?

Once their timer is up an exclamation mark will appear above their head, click on it, select yes when the pop up below appears:

20141119-164943.jpgThen the grim reaper will come and send them to the afterlife, leaving the orb (if they earned one) in their place.

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Does the game restart when all your sims die?

No, when a sim dies your sim count will go down so you can replace them by adding a new sim.

Should I complete the life dreams and legacies quest?

I get asked this question all the time and it is incredibly difficult to answer. I can’t really tell you what to do and my opinion may be completely different to yours. All I can say is; if you don’t want your sims to die, don’t complete this quest, you can always change your mind and do it later!

Can I just not complete the life dreams and legacies quest so my sims don’t die?

Yes, you could do that but you need to stay on the previous quest (in stitches quest)

What happens if I don’t complete the quest?

Nothing happens apart from your sims won’t age and you won’t be able to build the arcade, beach, carnival or pet park.

Can I still do discovery quests if I don’t do this one?

Yes you can, the life dreams and legacies quest is the last main quest, all discovery quests can be completed whatever stage of the game you are at, even if you are on a main quest. A list of discovery quests can be found here

I have just started the quest, why are my sims already ageing?

Your sims will start ageing as soon as you start this quest so that is why you need to stay on the previous quest if you don’t want your sims to die.

Should I give all my remaining sims life dreams once I complete the quest?

If you want to start working towards life orbs straight away then yes, there is no time limit to earning them but they will automatically age anyway, with or without a life dream.

Are there any ways I can stop my sims dying?

  1. Pause a sims life using a platinum orb as explained above
  2. Reverse a sim back to the start of that life stage using LPs, again as explained above
  3. If you have special sims that you don’t want to die but you are still working on getting a platinum orb you can just leave them not completing any action because as long as they aren’t doing anything they will not age, then when you are ready to pause them they can start doing things again, such as gardening or going to work.

Is hibernating doing something?

Yes any action in the game will cause your sims to age, do not waste hours of their life hibernating if you don’t need to.

Are there any ways to age a sim quicker?

  1. Once your sim has completed their life dreams for that stage you can advance them to the next stage for free in the age controller or from the life dreams tab, as explained above
  2. You can have them do longer tasks to make them age faster
  3. You can also age them early from the age controller but this will cost you 2LPs if you haven’t completed their life dream for that stage yet, again this is explained above

Do I still need birthday cakes once I complete the quest?

No you don’t, you can if you want to bake a cake still but it is cheaper to advance a sims age using the method explained earlier in this post.

Can sims die at any other stage?

No, sims can only die once they complete their life stage as a senior.

What happens to your senior sims house if they die and no one else lives in the house? Does the house get deleted?

No, the house will remain it will just be empty, when you click on the house you can select the option to add a new adult sim, this is free or you can relocate an existing sim or family and that costs money.

What happens to pets when their owner passes on? Do they die?

Pets will remain in the house they live at, they can’t die. If you want to move a pet to another family click on the pet and select relocate.

Can I move a toddler to another house? His parents passed away and I want to use that house for a new family.

Yes you can, children can be adopted by an adult sim when both their parents have died (does not work if one parent is still alive) They need to be good friends to get the option to adopt them

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Do sims grieve when one of them dies?

No, your sims will no longer grieve when another one dies.

Can you get a sim back once they pass on?

No you can’t, they will be gone forever unfortunately.

Will a new sim be added automatically when one dies?

No, but your sim count will go down so you can add a new sim.

How much do babies cost once you finish this quest?

They now cost simoleons, the amount varies depending on how many sims you already have in your town.

If you can think of anymore questions about life dreams I haven’t answered please comment below and I will add them to the post.

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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a sim do more than one hobby?

No, a sim can only do one hobby at any time.

 

  • Can a sim switch hobby- if so what happens to previous progress?

Yes, a sim can switch hobby, just click on the item to start the hobby and then a pop up will appear asking if you are sure you want to change their hobby, click yes:

 The progress for their previous hobby will disappear and will be replaced by the new one, if you wanted to switch them back again you would have to start from level one.

  • If I switch hobby do I lose the prizes I won for completing that hobby?

No, all prizes you win you keep even if you switch hobbies

  • My sim aged and now he has no hobby- why?

This happens when the hobby a sim has cannot be completed at the next stage of their life so a preteen can do Ballet but a teen cannot so when they age it will say they do not have a hobby.

You will have to pick a new hobby for them to do.

 

  • When sims automatically age, what happens to the hobbies?

If they can do the hobby at the next stage of their life then it will still show as their hobby, for example a teen who cooks can still cook when they become an adult.

If they cannot do the hobby at the next stage then it will say no hobby and you will have to pick a new one.

 

  • What hobbies are there, how and where can I do them?

Arcade Gamer– Teen- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Arcade

Archery– Teen and Adult- complete Royal Lineage quest- at Castle

Ballet– Preteen- complete Multi Story Renovations quest- at Community Center

Bird Feeding– Senior- complete Bird Feeding quest- use park benches

Bowling– Teen and Adult- complete Sunset Mall quest- at Mall

Breakdancing– Teen and Adult- complete Salsa Dancing hobby- buy Boombox from Promotions R Us, complete at home 

Broomstick Flying– Teen and Adult- complete Spellcasting hobby- buy broomstick closet from Sorcerous Supplies, complete at home

Cat Show– complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Pet Park 

Catwalk Model– Teen and Adult- complete Sunset Mall quest- at Mall

Cooking– Teen, Adult and Senior- complete Bread Winner quest- using stove at home

Diving– Preteen, Teen and Adult- complete All Going Swimmingly quest- diving boards at Swim Center

Dog Agility– complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Pet Park 

Dog Obedience– Teen, Adult and Senior- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Pet Park 

Fashion Designer– Adult- buy Fashion Studio from Promotions R Us

Fashion Hunter – Teen and Adult- complete Pretty Little Planters quest- at mall

Figure Skating– Preteen, Teen and Adult- build the Snow Park- use Ice Rink

Finger Painting– Toddler- complete the Super Toddler Secret Misson quest, buy a Finger Painting Easel from Promotions R Us, complete at home

Fishing– Adult and Senior- build the Park- use the Fishing Rod

Ghost Hunting– Adult- complete the Ghost Hunters quest- place spooky items in house

High Striker– Adult- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Carnival

Horse Tricks– Adult- complete the Need for Steed quest- build arena

Horse Vaulting– Adult- complete the Horse Tricks hobby- build arena

Jester– Adult- complete the Archery hobby- open Front Door to Castle

Juggling– Teen and Adult- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Carnival

Karate– Preteen- complete Multi Story Renovations quest- at Community Center

Makeup Artist– Teen and Adult- complete Pretty Little Planters quest- at Mall

Musical Expression– Baby- complete Nanny Knows Best- buy Xylophone from Promotions R Us, complete at home

Pinball Enthusiast– Adult and Senior- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Arcade

Quilting– Senior- complete In Stitches quest- buy a Quilting Kit from Promotions R Us, complete at home

Salsa Dancing– Adult- complete A Dance to Remember quest, buy a Jukebox from Promotions R Us, complete at home

Seashell Collecting– Toddler and Preteen- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Beach

Showjumping– Adult- complete Hidden Unicorn quest, complete Horse Vaulting hobby, build arena

Skill Tester– Preteen- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Arcade

Snorkelling– Teen and Adult- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Beach

Spell Casting– Teen and Adult- complete the Book of Spells quest, 

Storyteller– Teen, Adult and Senior- complete Survivalist hobby

Surfing– Teen and Adult- complete Life Dreams and Legacies quest- build Beach

Survivalist– Teen, Adult and Senior- complete Vacationers Guide to Great Outdoors quest

Teen Idol– Teen- complete Teen Idol quest, buy instruments from Promotions R Us, complete at home

Toddler Playhouse– Toddler- complete In Da Clubhouse quest, use playhouse at Swim Center

Woodworking– Adult- complete Multi Story Renovations, use Woodwork Benches, second floor of Community Center

Click on the links for each post for more detailed information on each hobby.

  • What is your favourite hobby?

Cooking has got to be my favourite, I have most of my sims doing this hobby because you get 5LPs everytime you complete the collection (apart from the first time)

 

  • What are your least favourite hobbies?

I really don’t like fishing, mainly because you have to get to level 8 to be able to complete the collection and it takes such a long time. I also don’t like the seashell collecting hobby, you have to be on at different times of the day to get different items and I am never awake at midnight! (and please don’t do the time cheat- it messes up your game)

 

  • Should I do every hobby as I don’t have enough sims

I would recommend you complete every hobby at least once, just incase a timed event starts (where you need to complete a hobby in a certain time) so you don’t have to waste time during the event levelling up and unlocking all the collectibles, you will have already done it.

Once you have completed a hobby you can either do it again or switch to a different hobby.

 

  • What is the point of doing hobbies?

Partaking in hobbies earns you rewards such as town value, simoleons, XPs and LPs when your sims level up, find new items and complete rows and you unlock new items or receive LPs when you complete the whole collection.

Hobbies are a good way to make money but you don’t have to do them!

 

COLLECTIBLES

  • What are collectibles?

Collectibles are items you find each time you complete a hobby. You have to find all collectibles to complete a hobby collection. If you find a new collectible you receive a simoleon reward.

 

  • Why can I not find all the collection items? And why are some of them grey?

To find all collectibles you need to be on the highest level in that hobby. If some are greyed out it is because your sim has not reached that level yet, they need to keep doing the hobby to level up.

 

  • If I am on level five can I still get collectibles from the lower levels?

Yes you can, you can get collectibles from any level as long as you are on or above that level.

 

  • Do all my sims completing a hobby need to be on the highest level to find all collectibles?

No, only one sim needs to be on the highest level to find all the collectibles.

 

  • When I am trying to find new collectibles in a hobby, does it matter which option I choose? Will the longer option mean I am more likely to find a new collectible?

No, it doesn’t matter what option you choose, the longest option will not guarantee you find a new item. I would suggest the shortest option when you are trying to find collectibles at that current level as you will find them quicker.

 

What is the lucky spin?

The lucky spin gives you the chance of finding a new item using LPs:

  1. Open the hobby tab
  2. Click on the LP button on the row you want to get a collectible on
  3. It will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row)

 

  • Is lucky spin worth it?

I think it depends on the situation, I wouldn’t use it if it would be cheaper to speed up the hobby itself, for example, if the lucky spin costs 6LPs for that row and the hobby can be sped up with 3LPs I would speed the hobby up.

But it can be useful if it is taking too long to reach the next level, I tend to use it on timed hobbies and on the last row before I have unlocked the highest level and I don’t have anything in that row already because then you are guaranteed a new item.

 

This video shows you how to do a lucky spin:

 

HOBBY TAB

  • How do I find the hobby tab?
  1. You will find the hobby tab on the sim information panel (shown in the picture below)
  2. If you click on the circular hobby symbol it will open the hobby tab on that collection, then using the tabs at the top you can find a different collection

 

  • Why don’t Karate and Ballet show on the hobby tab?

They don’t have collectibles so don’t appear on the hobby tab, you only unlock items when you level up the first time you complete these hobbies.

 

LEVELLING UP

  • How can my sims level up quicker?

The best way is to choose the longest option for the hobby, the longer the option, the quicker your sim should level up.

You can speed up a hobby using LPs, this will also level your sim up.

 

  • I have a preteen ice skating, she will be a teen before she gets to level 6, will she need to start from level 1 as a teen?

No, she won’t need to as a teen can still do the ice skating hobby

 

  • When your sim gets to the highest level should you switch hobbies?

You can do if you want, I would recommend changing hobby once you complete the collection if you don’t like it and I always put my cooking sims on ghost hunting for one go then back to cooking once they reach level 6 because then they can earn the rewards for levelling up again.

 

  • Do you lose the rewards you won for levelling up when your sim changes hobby or dies?

No you don’t

 

  • If you have reached the highest level in a hobby and move all your sims to a new hobby would you have to unlock all the levels again?

No, you wouldn’t have to, the collection will be unlocked forever, but if you don’t get to the highest level another sim will have to reach the highest level

 

COMPLETING A COLLECTION

  • How do you restart a collection?

Go to the hobby tab and at the top of the collection click start new to clear the board:

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Does restarting a collection restart your sims level?

No, it doesn’t, your sims skill level will stay the same.

 

HOBBIES AND LIFE DREAMS

  • Is there any point giving a sim a hobby when they need to complete life dreams? Do they have time?

Yes there is and they will have time to partake in a hobby because it shouldn’t take the whole life stage to complete their life dream. Also some life dreams are hobby related so you can complete the life dream and hobby in one go!

 

TIMED HOBBIES

  • What is the difference between a timed hobby and a timed hobby event?

-Timed hobbies are ones that need to be completed for the first time in the time limit to get a prize, for example, Spellcasting

-Timed hobby events are hobbies that can be completed previously then have to be completed a certain number of times during the time limit to unlock new items, for example, Long Hair Event (completing the fashion designers hobby 9 times to unlock all 9 hairstyles) a list of time limited hobby events can be found here

 

  • Which hobbies are timed?

Breakdancing– complete in 7 days to unlock the DJ booth

Broomstick Flying– complete in 7 days to unlock the mop

Fashion Hunter– complete in 7 days to unlock the indoor skydiving center

Finger Painting– complete in 7 days to unlock the pop up book

Makeup Artist– complete in 7 days to unlock the beauty vanity

Musical Expression– complete in 7 days to unlock the infant bouncer

Potion Brewing– complete in 7 days to unlock wizard costumes

Puppy Pals– complete in 7 days to unlock poodles

Salsa Dancing– complete in 7 days to unlock the villa

Spell Casting– complete in 7 days to unlock the owl

Storyteller– complete in 7 days to unlock the campfire

Survivalist– complete in 7 days to unlock the picnic basket

 

  • How do you manage to complete timed hobbies and events in the time limit?

Before a timed hobby starts (if I know about it in advance) and throughout the event I have all my cooking sims completing the hobby as much as possible to get as many LPs I can (explained in this post) I then use these LPs to either speed up the timed hobby so I can complete it as quickly as possible or I will use LPs to do lucky spins on the last row if I am running out of time.

Tips for timed hobbies:

  1. Have as many LPs as possible so you can speed up or use the lucky spin to complete
  2. Do the longest option possible to level up, then do the shortest option to get the collectibles
  3. Keep going- don’t get disheartened if you get the same items a lot, they don’t make these easy!

Tips for timed events:

  1. I suggest having a sim complete each hobby at least one so that when a timed event starts you don’t have to waste time levelling up your sims
  2. Again LPs are incredibly useful!
  3. And if you don’t complete the first time, don’t worry, these events usually happen again!

 

  • If I click not now on a timed hobby what happens?

The not now button is very misleading because it doesn’t stop the timer, it actually doesn’t do anything!

 

  • Does everyone start timed events at the same time?

Yes, timed hobby events are only available for a limited time and all players have to complete them in the same time period.

 

COMPETITION CENTER

  • How does the competition center work?

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:

  • 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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  • Is it worth it?

I rarely use the competition center,  its a good way to make a few extra LPs but it does mean your sim cannot do anything else for a whole day.

 

  • Can I enter my sim in the competition center for a previous hobby?

You could but they would be level 0 in that hobby so probably would only be 4th, it is much better to enter a sim in for the hobby they are currently doing.

 

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