Once you unlock the pet park you unlock the Dog Obedience hobby for adults, seniors and teens
There are two other hobbies at the pet park, Dog Agility and Cat Show, these both require orbs to build the areas to start these hobbies:
Dog Agility: Requires 3 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs and 2 Gold Animal Fanatic Orbs
You can have sims judge and watch the cat show but you do not need them to complete this hobby, you only need a sim to partake in the cat show hobby
What else is at the pet park?
One final area requires orbs to build
Nine Lives Cafe: Requires 2 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs and 3 Gold Animal Fanatic Orbs to build
A sim can wait on tables while another sim waits for coffee, there is also a cat run in the cafe for your cats to use while they are at the pet park The dog pool unlocks when you build the pet park, this can be used by your dogs
How do I send my dogs and cats to the pet park?
To be able to send them to the pet park they need to be wearing collars, you can buy collars for them from the Pet Salon. Once they have a collar click on that pet and select ‘send to pet park’
I really like that cats and dogs can be included in the game more when you build the pet park however it does seem to take a long time to build all the places in this park so I would recommend only using Animal Fanatic Orbs to build the park, use the other orbs to pause your sims.
Once you unlock the carnival you unlock the Juggling hobby for adults and teens
There is only one other hobby at the carnival, High Striker, orbs are required to build the area to start this hobby:
What else is at the carnival?
Three more areas at the carnival require orbs to build
Ferris Wheel: Requires 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs and 2 Platinum Entertainer Orbs to build
Sims can ride the Ferris wheel for an hour
Carousel: Requires 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs and 1 Platinum Entertainer Orb to build
Sims can ride the carousel for 15 minutes
Jumping Castle: Requires 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs and 1 Platinum Entertainer Orb to build
The rest of these places unlock when you build the carnival
There are also toilets, food stands and tables: As well as fortune teller machines:
And a kissing booth, it costs S2500 to receive a kiss from the sim tending the booth:
There is a rocket ship ride for toddlers, as well as a playground:
There is a tent at the carnival, I often get asked what is in the tent and the answer is- nothing! When you click on it a pop up appears but that seems to be all!
I like how there is only one other hobby at the carnival that requires orbs to unlock, everything else you need to unlock here requires platinum orbs which do take a while to earn but there really is no rush. I also don’t really understand the pop up that appears on the tent, it appears to just be forgotten about!
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.
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.
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:
All sims that have the orbs you require to build a place need to have completed their life dreams and earned an orb
Find the place you want to build and click build
Select the orb you want to use, if a sim has it it will say ‘[sims name] has a life orb’ click on this
A pop up warning will appear, click yes to use the orb or click no to cancel
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all orbs you need
Once you have all the orbs you need you can click on the green tick to build
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?
1 Bronze Geeky Orb
1 Silver Geeky Orb
Complete geeky life dreams by giving your sim the geeky personality to earn these orbs
2 Bronze Sporty Orbs
2 Silver Sporty Orbs
Complete sporty life dreams by giving your sim the sporty personality to earn these orbs
5 Bronze Entertainer Orbs
2 Silver Entertainer Orbs
Complete entertainer life dreams by giving your sim the entertainer personality to earn these orbs
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
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:
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.
You need to go to the age controller, find the sim you want to pause and click on the pause button
A life orb allocation pop up will appear, select the orb you want, then click the green tick
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):
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
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.
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:
Click on the orb and select add to inventory:
2.Open buy mode, select the orb and click the inventory symbol on the orb to store it:
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
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:
Then the grim reaper will come and send them to the afterlife, leaving the orb (if they earned one) in their place.
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?
Pause a sims life using a platinum orb as explained above
Reverse a sim back to the start of that life stage using LPs, again as explained above
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?
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
You can have them do longer tasks to make them age faster
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
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.
To pause a sims age you will need an orb, all orbs can pause a sims life but they stay paused for different periods of time:
Bronze- 3 days
Silver- 7 days
Gold- 16 days
Platinum- paused forever (it is definitely worth getting a platinum orb to do this for your favourite sims)
NOTE: YOU NEED ONE PLATINUM ORB FOR EACH SIM YOU WANT TO PAUSE
How do I get orbs? To earn orbs you need to give your sims personalities and complete their life dreams, once you have completed a life dream for each stage of their life they will leave an orb behind when they die as a senior.
This orb can then be used to build places on the mysterious island, passed onto another sim to upgrade the orb or can be used to pause a sim
How do I make a platinum orb? You need to complete the life dreams of 4 sims to get a platinum orb:
Sim 1: Choose personality and life dream, once complete they will get a bronze orb, when they pass on this orb is left behind, you can then store it and give to the next sim
Sim 2: Choose personality and select the bronze orb so they can complete their life dreams to upgrade it to a silver, again it is left behind when they pass.
Sim 3: Can then upgrade the silver to a gold orb
Sim 4: Can then upgrade the gold to a platinum orb
Now you have your platinum orb you can pause a sim at the life stage they are currently at:
pausing means that no matter how many actions they complete they will not age
1.To pause the sim you need to go to the age controller menu (on a small device you will find it on one of the tabs on the simtracker and on a larger device it is in the same menu as the careers and hobby information) find the sim you want to pause and click on the second button that has two lines on it (the pause button):
2.A life orb allocation pop up will appear, here you can see all the orbs you have stored or are working towards right now, select the orb you want to use, then click the green tick. It shows you where it says age pause how long you will be pausing your sim for.
Bronze- 3 days
Silver- 7 days
Gold- 16 days
Platinum- paused forever
You could use a combination so using both a bronze and silver orb will pause your sim for 10 days but if you are using a platinum you won’t use up any other orbs:
NOTE: when you use an orb you are spending it so you will need to make more orbs to pause other sims
3.It will ask you to confirm you want to pause ageing on that sim, click yes if you do:
Your sim’s life stage is now paused forever!
You can resume ageing if you want to but you will lose the orb that you worked so hard to earn so I wouldn’t recommend it. To resume go back to the age controller and click on the infinite symbol (where the pause symbol was) to open the life orb allocation tab and select resume ageing:
All orbs can only be used once so if you pause a sim for 3 days with a bronze orb you will have spent that orb and won’t be able to use it again to pause another sim
Pausing and Resuming Ageing:
Is there another way to pause a sim?
The other way is to have them not do anything (just standing around) because they will only age when they are completing actions but this isn’t the best way, if you tried to do this with all your sims you wouldn’t progress with the game.
How does it work? To reverse their age all you need to do is wait until their time is up and the birthday cake appears above their head. Click on the birthday cake and the growing older pop up will appear, just click NO if you do not want them to age. It will then ask you if you are sure you want to reset them to the beginning of that life stage, click yes if you do. Once you click yes the circle around their face on the simtracker will be empty ready for them to start ageing again!
Most of my sims are going to die before I get the chance to pause the ones I want, how can I do this?
TIP: if you are trying to get a platinum orb I would suggest completing sporty, geeky or entertainer life dreams- not animal fanatic, without a send to work life dream it takes far longer than the others.
Once you unlock the beach you unlock the Seashell Collectinghobby that toddlers and preteens can partake in.
There are two other hobbies at the beach, Surfingand Snorkelling, these both require orbs to build the kiosks to start these hobbies:
There is also a swimming kiosk which also requires orbs to build, it is basically a swimming pool in the sea, so you use it the same as you would at the swim center or a pool at home, it also has a diving board.
I think that is about everything, I really like the beach, I definitely think its worth the amount of time it takes to earn all the orbs! If you want detailed information on any of the hobbies please click on the links above!