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EA Play!

I’m back in America! This time I am in Hollywood, Los Angeles for EA Play!

EA Play allows players to get hands on with upcoming EA games such as the latest Need for Speed, FIFA 18 and of course I will be getting my first chance to play The Sims Mobile which I cannot wait for!

If you have got a ticket to the event then come and say hi! If not, the event will be broadcast live on ea.com so if you can’t be there in person you can still check out what is going on as well as find out about the upcoming EA games! I’ll post all about it when I get back including hopefully some footage of The Sims Mobile and my first thoughts.

Replies to comments will be a bit slow while I am away but I’ll do my best to stay connected with you all!

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The Sims Freeplay- Luxury Laundry Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version


THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER!

ONCE THE 5 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!


Do you want items such as washing machines, dryers and ironing boards in your simtown? Complete this event to unlock those and other highly requested items.

Live Events are very similar to a community event but this time you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes this time! If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the dance party update for this event to appear

This event is only here for 5 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the scissors event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the gurgle free sinks! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the gurgle free sinks (click on the scissor event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the scissor event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

 

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:


Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

  • 1st- S7,500
  • 2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes

Restocking

Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs

or

  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free

 NOTE:

  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the scissor button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

 

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.

Prizes:

1.Gurgle Free Sinks- requires 50 candles to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bathroom section

 

2.Constructor Coins

3.Constructor Coins  

4.Tantalising Tiles- Vintage Tiles and Geometric Tiles

Vintage Tiles– requires 550 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the floors section

 

Geometric Tiles– requires 1,700 candles and 15 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the floors section

 

5.Pottery Station

6.Constructor Coins

7.Constructor Coins

8.Wonderful Washing- Hanging Out and Creaseless Whisper

Hanging Out– pack includes clothes rack and outdoor clothes line, requires 5,000 candles, 3,700 pottery and 45 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the clothes rack can be found in the living room section and the outdoor clothes line can be found in the outdoor furniture section

 

Creaseless Whisper– pack includes 3 ironing boards, requires 6,600 candles, 5,000 pottery and 60 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the living room section

 

9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13.Lauded Laundry- Brilliant Benches and Stellar Shelves

Brilliant Benches– requires 7,035 pottery, 7,450 jewelry and 85 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the counter tops section

 

Stellar Shelves– requires 7,500 pottery, 8,000 jewelry and 90 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the counter tops section

 

14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Loads of Fun- Dry Hard and Wishy Washers

Dry Hard– pack includes Tumble Dryer and Washing Counter Tops, requires 8,000 pottery, 8,500 jewelry, 8,500 glassware and 95 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the tumber dryer can be found in the electronics section and the washing counter tops can be found in the counter tops section

 

Wishy Washer– pack includes White Washer and Linen Counter Tops, requires 8,500 pottery, 9,000 jewelry, 9,000 glassware and 105 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the washing machine can be found in the electronics section and the linen counter tops can be found in the counter tops section

 

19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

21.Constructor Coins

22.Laundrette Royale

NOTE: you can only claim this prize if you have purchased all the other prize packs using your arts and crafts items, this pack is free to unlock!

This pack includes Pro Dryer and Pro Washer and Square Flooring

Once claimed the dryer and washer can be found in the electronics section and the square flooring can be found in the floors section

 

This is all the personal prizes!


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant


Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Thank you for everyone who let me know what Laura Craft does!

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.


ONCE THE 5 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!


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The Sims Freeplay- Impossible Events Aren’t Fun!

I was desperate to get the French Chateau and even though I played day and night I still was unable to complete it in the time limit 😦 I’ve noticed this has been a pattern for some time now; I couldn’t complete the Christmas event, I couldn’t complete the Ice Sculpture event, I couldn’t complete the Aerobics event but I have not changed how I play the game!

And I am not the only one who has noticed this. Holly on the French Romance Event:screenshot-2017-02-12-at-15-56-04


I need 184 social points to buy the requirements for one last pack to complete this event, do I have that many? Not a chance! Maybe if they didn’t up the price of the social point flower to 20LPs from 5 I would have used my LPs on that but that is no longer fair..

 

BUT I am happy you can now pause the ageing of your sims for free so you don’t end up losing all your sims during these events (I really hope this feature is sticking around!) Explained here

 

The Aerobics event is probably the worst one so far- that was completely impossible! (something to look forward to if you haven’t done this one yet!) You have 7 days to firstly reach level 6 in the hobby to be able to complete it AND also complete the collection 7 times in those 7 days?! I know most people had a similar experience to me with this one, I managed to complete it twice but only because I used a lucky spin to get the level 6 one I needed while my sim was still on level 5. It took 6 days to reach level 6 so I basically had one day to complete the collection 7 times! I’m not a big fan of hobby events as soon as you unlock a new hobby but at least on previous ones we only had to complete the collection once in the time as well as level up which was manageable.

Jenn on the Aerobics hobby:screenshot-2017-02-12-at-15-53-59


I know it comes down to making money at the end of the day which they need to do but I think spending money should make it easier to complete, not make it possible! I can’t afford to spend a lot of money on this game- I am a poor student after all! £5 for Laura Craft?! I wish I had £5 to spend on lunch!

And yes I also know they bring these events back but the game stops being enjoyable when you fail every event- is there any point in trying when the odds are against you?

What do you all think?


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PLEASE READ- Exciting News!

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I am very excited to be able to share with you that very soon you will be able to find The Girl Who Games at thegirlwhogames.blog

But don’t worry! Nothing else will be changing, the blog is not moving and you will still be able to find this blog at the current address: thegirlwhogames.wordpress.com

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I would just like to add a huge thank you to those who have supported my blog with a generous contribution as you have made this possible- without your support I’m unable to keep this blog going so if you do find this blog helpful then please think about making a small contribution 🙂

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Thank you so much for being with me for the past three years and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy the content I create!

Once the new address goes live I will let you all know!


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San Francisco!

In case you haven’t seen from my Twitter or missed the notification on my home page I am currently in San Francisco at the EA headquarters!
I arrived on Monday after my first ever flight (11 hours= boredom!) and with the 8 hour time difference it is currently Thursday and I am still suffering from jet lag- I keep waking up at 3am and my body thinks it’s time for lunch! However I can’t really complain as I am having an amazing time here! The weather has been like Summer and I actually got sunburnt on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge- anyone from England will know that October is coooooold!

This trip is an amazing experience and I feel so privileged to be apart of this and I cannot thank EA enough for this opportunity. I have loved meeting people who are as passionate as me about gaming!

So obviously I haven’t had the chance to really play my game yet for the Halloween update but I know the quest is the Night of the Candy Monster Quest again like last year- (https://thegirlwhogames.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/the-sims-freeplay-night-of-the-candy-monsters-quest-halloween-2015/) this post may be slightly different to this years but I will update if possible and create a post on what has changed in this latest update as soon as I can once I return home! Time to start my last full day here before I start heading home 🙂

 

UPDATE: This years Night of the Candy Monster Quest post is now available here! I haven’t completed it myself yet but the first three sets of goals are up to date, if you notice any changes in the last two sets please comment on the post and I will update it- thank you!