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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 ūüė¶ 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?



PLEASE READ- Exciting News!


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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:


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 ūüôā


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!


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- ( 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 ūüôā


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!


The Sims Freeplay- Movie Star Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys

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

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


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


How does this career work?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes it does

What are the workstations?


  • Security Booth
  • Golf Cart
  • Catering Area

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Workstations can be upgraded 20 times each

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


Why is it costing me LPs to build a workstation?

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

Reaching Level 6

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

Professions: Specialization Training

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

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

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

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

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

 Professions Menu

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Thanks for reading!

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


The Sims Freeplay- A Puppy Odyssey Quest

UNLOCKS: puppy playmat and kitten playbox LEVEL: 11 TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: puppy and kitten outfits

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

Find the puppy in the park to start this quest

If you complete this quest in 7 days you will unlock the outfits for puppies and kittens if not you can still unlock the puppy play mat and kitten play box to complete new hobbies.

How long does this quest take to complete?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

    • Say hello to the small dog- 1 minute


    • Call for the puppy- 5 minutes


    • Pet the small dog in the park- 45 minutes


    • Read the puppy’s collar- 5 minutes


    • Wait for the owner at the park- 9 hours (bench)


    • Pick up the puppy- 5 seconds


    • Return home with the puppy

click the house with arrow button on simtracker

    • Let the puppy on the ground- 3 seconds (click on sim holding the puppy)


    • Check lost puppy ads on a computer- 9 hours


    • Buy a food dish (S5000 from pet section)


    • Check a refrigerator for puppy food- 4 minutes


    • Place puppy food in the dish- 1 minute


    • Read a book on puppies- 19 hours


    • Check voice messages- 4 minutes (phone)


    • Call back the number- 4 minutes (phone)


    • Sit with the puppy- 19 hours (pick the puppy up then click on the couch) NOTE: if you cannot find the puppy, you will need to contact EA here to see if they can fix this for you


    • Greet Osiris- 5 minutes (you will need to put the puppy down first or use another sim)


    • Show the puppy to Osiris- 3 seconds (pick puppy back up and place puppy on x)


    • Pet the puppy goodbye- 15 hours 15 minutes


    • Stay out of the way- 2 minutes 24 seconds (seat)


    • Pet the kitten- 10 minutes


    • Tell Osiris about the puppy- 10 hours 15 minutes


    • Check the pet store (click the green arrow once finished looking to complete goal)


    • Say goodbye to Osiris- 14 hours 15 minutes



Want to know how to age a puppy or kitten? Want to know how much they cost?- For information on the new Puppies and Kittens please read my Guide to Pets

Prize: Puppy and Kitten Clothes


Where can they be found? In the Pet Salon (near the competition center)


Cost: S1,000, S1,200 or 2LPs

Is it worth it? I’m a bit disappointed as they aren’t as cute as I was hoping but they are okay!

Completing this quest unlocks two hobbies; Puppy Pals which is the timed 7 day hobby that starts as soon as you complete this quest (buy a puppy from the pet store and the Puppy Play Mat from promotions r us and place in the house with the puppy to start this hobby) and Internet Kitten which doesn’t have a time limit to complete (buy a kitten from the pet store and the Kitten Play Box from promotions r us and place in the house with the kitten to start this hobby)

Thanks for reading!

Please note this quest was correct at time of writing, it may change.


please read before asking


please read the post and these questions before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
You need to find the puppy in the park to start this quest

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

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

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

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

Do you keep the puppy and kitten in this quest?
No but you will be able to get a free puppy and kitten from the pet store once you complete the quest

I can’t find the puppy, help!
You will need to contact EA about this issue as I am unable to fix technical issues

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Puppy and kitten outfits

I haven’t built the pet salon yet, will these outfits be in there when I do?
Yes they will

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock puppies and kittens and the puppy pals and internet kitten hobbies before you can move onto the next quest

Can you get the maine coon kitten and puppy for free even if you don’t finish the quest on time?
Yes, once you complete the quest they will be in the pet store

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

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

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

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

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

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

NOTE: Last updated June 2016


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