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What is the difference between The Sims Freeplay and The Sims Mobile?

I have been asked a lot about how different The Sims Mobile will be from The Sims Freeplay, I think some people are worried that Mobile is replacing Freeplay and that isn’t the case! The two games are very different as explained below:

  • The Sims Freeplay is created by EA and Firemonkeys whereas The Sims Mobile is created by EA and Maxis
  • In the Sims Freeplay you can create loads of houses and families, building up your town but on the Sims Mobile you have one house and up to 4 playable sims:

  • Although the main currency simoleons is the same the premium currency is different, in the Sims Freeplay you have lifestyle points and social points and on the Sims Mobile you have simcash:

  • On the Sims Mobile your sims have to die to create legacies for future sims but on the Sims Freeplay your sims will only pass on once you complete the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest, and even then you can stop them from dying.
  • Both games are real time but a lot of tasks in the Sims Freeplay take a lot longer as most actions in the Sims Mobile take 5 seconds making it a fast paced game:

  • Both games are free to play but have in app purchases so you can buy more money or new items with real money.
  • In the Sims Mobile the only need your sims have is energy, each action uses at least one energy, once you run out of energy you need to either wait for their bar to refill, have your sim sleep or use another item in the house or use a cupcake (if you have any) before you can do anything else. In the Sims Freeplay your sims have lots of needs that you fulfil using a related item, for example when your sims are hungry you can use the fridge to increase this need, if you don’t fulfil their needs they become unhappy but you can still complete actions using them:

  • The create a sim on the Sims Freeplay isn’t as in-depth as the Sims Mobile, on the Sims Mobile you can move the sliders to make every feature completely unique. The sims on the Sims Mobile look more like the Sims 4 which you would expect, I really love how they look on both games but I personally think they look more realistic on the Sims Freeplay:

  • On the Sims Mobile they focus on legacies, so what your sim achieves in their life and the perks they unlock affects their relatives in the future when they have passed on whereas the Sims Freeplay doesn’t really have legacies, apart from earning orbs and you can play without doing that but it is a major part of the Sims Mobile.
  • When you send your sims to work on the Sims Freeplay they will go on their own and you cannot see them during the day at most workplaces (unless it is a profession career) but on the Sims Mobile you complete career events so complete shifts with your sims to level up and unlock new career items to decorate your workplace and make it unique to your game!

I think its great that both games are so different, if they were very similar it would be boring, if you like one you might not like the other or you could be like me and just love everything The Sims!

The Sims Freeplay & The Sims Mobile

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The Sims Freeplay- Christmas 2017 Gifts

The Christmas update is out now! Once you update your game you will receive a daily Christmas gift from the 5th-10th December this post shows you the prizes you unlock, it will be updated each day:

Day 1: Free Xmas Door

Day 2: Free Xmas Oval Window

Day 3: Free Xmas Couch

Day 4: Free Wide Xmas Window

Day 5: Free Xmas Wallpaper

Day 6: Free Xmas Double Window

The Sims Freeplay team are looking for Christmas themed houses to be submitted for the chance to be featured in the architect homes tab so get creating! Need ideas? Take a tour of my Christmas themed house:

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The Sims Freeplay- Christmas 2017 Quest: Snow Problem

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/Firemonkeys


THIS QUEST HAS BEGUN!


This is the Christmas 2017 Quest, I am so glad this year it is Christmas themed and a quest again as last year was a community event that had nothing to do with this time of year! This quest has now started, update your game to the Christmas update now to begin!

There are 13 sets of goals to complete and the time limit is 13 days so there is a set of goals to complete every day, if you complete the quest in the time limit you will unlock the stunning Snow Chalet!

You have to wait between completing each set so you complete one set per day, after completing a set you have to wait for a certain amount of time before being able to continue with the quest unless you are behind.

Check out my step by step video of this quest here

NOTE: these are the times from the early access version, I will update the post as I complete the quest if anything has changed

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

First set: Complete the first set of goals to unlock Spiral Sculptures (at the end of the post you can find all the information and pictures of all the prizes)

  • Place Christmas tree- you can find them in the featured section of the home store, the first one is free

  • Untangle lights- 1 hour (click on x)

  • Write cards- 1 hour 50 minutes (click on a chair at a table)

  • Post cards- 4 hours (using the mailbox at the front of one of your sims houses, collect your daily reward first to get this option)

  • Place candle-  you can find them in the featured section of the home store, the first one is free

  • Place five candy canes-  you can find them in the featured section of the home store, the first five are free

  • Build snowman- 5 minutes (click on x)

  • Finish snowman- 2 hours

  • Throw snowballs- 5 hours (select the interaction between two sims)

  • Go to the park (send your sim to the park)

FIRST SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 2 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the first set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the first set)

Second set: Complete the second set of goals to unlock coffee tables and table decorations

  • Discuss weather- 15 minutes (click on the Meteorologist in the park)

  • Call Wizard Wickham- 40 minutes (using a phone)

  • Rebuild snowman- 1 hour (click on puddle)

  • Talk to snowman- 2 hours (I know the picture says 5 hours 40 minutes but that was the time in the early access version, it has changed since)

  • Discuss Ice Palace- 2 hours (snowman)

  • Watch impulse buy- 2 hours 20 minutes (using a tv)

 

  • Impulse buy- 5 hours (using a phone)

 

SECOND SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 3 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the second set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the second set)

Third set– Complete the third set of goals to unlock rectangular chalet windows

  • Read email- 4 minutes (using a computer)

  • Go to the park
  • Inspect the bad luck locomotive- 1 hour (in the park)

 

  • Study manual- 2 hours 40 minutes (on a park bench)

 

  • Repair the bad luck locomotive- 5 minutes

  • Check the manual- 1 hour 3 minutes (on a park bench)

  • Kick locomotive- 4 hours 40 minutes

  • Get coordinates- 6 hours (snowman)

  • Go to the park

THIRD SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 4 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the third set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the third set)

Fourth set: Complete the fourth set of goals to unlock shapely chalet windows

  • Travel to the ice palace (using the locomotive)

  • Whats going on?- 30 minutes (talk to a snow spirte)

 

  • Where’s Jack Frost?- 4 hours (talk to a snow sprite)

  • Find Jack Frost in a ‘cool’ disguise- Jack is in the Fridge at the Ice Palace- 10 minutes

 

  • Find Jack Frost in an ‘iron-ic board’ disguise- Jack is the Ironing Board at the Ice Palace- 5 minutes

  • Find Jack Frost in his ‘newsworthy’ disguise- Jack is disguised at the Newspaper Boy at the Ice Palace- 1 hour

 

  • Ask Jack for his quarters’ key- 6 hours 20 minutes

FOURTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 5 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the fourth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the fourth set)

Fifth set: Complete the fifth set of goals to unlock chalet doors

  • Collect key- 10 minutes (click on the x)

  • Unlock door- 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Speak to the Ice Queen- 3 hours 20 minutes

  • Offer beverage- 7 hours 30 minutes

  • Talk to ice spirte- 2 minutes

  • Discuss stopping the frostblaster- 1 minute (you need 4 sims at the Ice Palace to do this, they all need to click turn together on the frostblaster)

  • Go to the park (locomotive)

FIFTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 6 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the fifth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the fifth set)

Sixth set: Complete the sixth set of goals to unlock a chandelier and wallpaper

  • Discuss weather- 30 minutes (Wizard Wickham)

 

  • Think of a petty problem- 1 hours 50 minutes (on a park bench)

 

  • Argue with another sim- 2 hours 30 minutes (select the interaction between two sims)

  • Speak to Wizard Wickham- 11 hours

 

  • Go to the wacky weather source (click on the locomotive)

SIXTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 7 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the sixth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the sixth set)

Seventh set: Complete the seventh set of goals to unlock rugs and flooring

  • Go to the wacky weather source (click on the locomotive again)

You will arrive at the stunning Snow Chalet- this is the prize you unlock if you complete this whole quest in the time limit, keep reading for pictures and a video tour of the chalet!

  • Confront owner- 1 minute (grouch)

  • Persuade Grouch- 2 hours NOTE: you have to do all 3 options as none of them work with the Grouch, then you persuade him one last time so you will get the goal to Persuade Grouch 4 times, it isn’t a glitch!

 

  • Persuade Grouch- 2 hours (select one of the other 2 options)
  • Persuade Grouch- 2 hours (select the last option)
  • Persuade Grouch- 12 hours 30 minutes (last time!)

  • Use locomotive- 1 second

SEVENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 8 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the seventh set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the seventh set)

Eighth set: Complete the eighth set of goals to unlock dining tables and chairs

  • Go to a home lot (I used the locomotive to go to the park then from there I went to a home lot)

  • Find solution- 48 seconds (bench or couch)

  • Compose Ho-Ho-Hotline email- 2 hours

  • Read Ho-Ho-Hotline reply- 4 minutes

  • Speak to Mr Flurry- 30 minutes (the snowman)

  • Go to the park
  • Santa Access- 10 hours 50 minutes (elf)

  • Ask about requirements- 1 second (elf)

EIGHTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 9 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the eighth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the eighth set)

Ninth set: Complete the ninth set of goals to unlock a kitchen benchtop set

  • Go to a home lot
  • Book holiday- 4 minutes (using a computer)

  • Give reference- 3 hours (elf in park)

  • Go to a home lot
  • Write email to Santa- 12 minutes (computer)

  • Send email to Santa- 4 hours

  • Speak to visitor- 12 hours 30 minutes (elf)

NINTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 10 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the ninth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the ninth set)

Tenth set: Complete the tenth set of goals to unlock an oven, stove and sink

  • Apologise to Elf- 1 minute

  • Placate Elf- 5 minutes

  • Go to the park
  • Speak to Wizard Wickham- 12 hours 30 minutes

  • Return to home lot
  • Place lamp- you can buy a lamp from the lighting section of the home store

  • Grow carrots- 5 minutes (using a garden patch)

  • Feed Prancer- 5 minutes

  • Email Santa again- 48 minutes

  • Speak to Elf- 8 hours 40 minutes

  • Check the locomotive in the park

TENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 11 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the tenth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the tenth set)

Eleventh set: Complete the eleventh set to unlock huge U-shaped couches

  • Go to Santa’s workshop (using the locomotive)

  • Speak to an Elf about Santa’s whereabouts- 5 minutes

  • Search letter pile- 2 hours

  • Search sack- 5 minutes

  • Search chimney- 6 hours 30 minutes

  • Wait for Santa- 48 minutes (click on Santa’s chair)

  • Explain the Grouch’s gripe- 11 hours 15 minutes (with Santa)

ELEVENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 12 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the eleventh set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the eleventh set)

Twelfth set: Complete the twelfth set to unlock king size beds, bedside tables and lamps

  • Discuss the Grouch’s plan- 1 minute (click on Elf and select discuss jobs)

  • Repair present machine- 5 minutes

  • Discuss jobs- 2 hours (Elf)

  • Work shift- 4 hours 10 minutes (present construction bench)

  • Discuss jobs- 5 minutes

  • Discuss Grouch- 20 minutes (Santa)

  • Speak to Elf- 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Collect present- 5 minutes

  • Collect present- 10 hours 50 minutes

  • Go to the chalet- 1 second (locomotive)

TWELFTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 13 (come back tomorrow for the final set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the last set, the time depends on when you completed the twelfth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the twelfth set)

Thirteenth set: Complete the final set to unlock the Snow Chalet and other items!

  • Go to the chalet (locomotive)

  • Give present- 1 minute (Grouch)

  • Give another present- 6 hours 40 minutes

  • Hug Grouch- 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Speak to Grouch- 14 hours 10 minutes

  • Leave chalet (on the locomotive select go to the park)

QUEST IS COMPLETE!

If you completed this quest in the time limit you will be able to build the Snow Chalet in your Simtown, keep reading for information and pictures of all the prizes you unlock in this quest

You cannot complete this quest or earn the prizes once the quest is over

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


Prizes:

First Set: Spiral Sculptures

Can be found in the decorations section of the home store, first silver spiral is free then it costs 5LPs, rose gold costs 6LPs and gold costs 7LPs

Second Set: Chalet Coffee Tables and Table Decorations

The coffee tables can be found in the living room section, the first silver one is free then it costs S15,000, the bronze one costs S15,500 and the gold one costs S16,000

The table decorations can be found in the decoration section, the first fruit decoration is free then it costs S20,000, the black and white decoration costs S21,000 and the plant decoration costs S22,000

Third Set: Rectangular Chalet Windows

All windows can be found in the windows section:

Chalet Single Blonde- first one free, after that they cost 6SPs Chalet Double Blonde– first one free, after that they cost 7SPs Chalet Triple Blonde– first one free, after that they cost 7SPs

Chalet Single Black- first one free, after that they cost 7SPs Chalet Double Black- first one free, after that they cost 8SPs Chalet Triple Black- first one free, after that they cost 8SPs

Chalet Single White– costs 8SPs Chalet Double White- costs 9SPs Chalet Triple White– costs 9SPs

Fourth Set: Shapely Chalet Windows

All windows can be found in the windows section:

Chalet Narrow Blonde- first one free, after that they cost 5SPs Chalet Quad Blonde- first one free, after that they cost 8SPs

Chalet Narrow Black- first one free, after that they cost 6SPs Chalet Quad Black- first one free, after that they cost 9SPs

Chalet Narrow White- costs 7SPs Chalet Quad White- costs 10SPs

Blonde Triangle Left– costs 20SPs Blonde Triangle Right– costs 20SPs

Black Triangle Left- costs 21SPs Black Triangle Right– costs 21SPs

White Triangle Left- costs 22SPs White Triangle Right- costs 22SPs

Fifth Set: Chalet Doors

All doors can be found in the doors section:

Chalet Single Blonde- first one free, after that they cost 3SPs Chalet Double Blonde– first one free, after that they cost S5,000

Chalet Single Black- first one free, after that they cost 4SPs Chalet Double Black- first one free, after that they cost S5,500

Chalet Single White– costs 4SPs Chalet Double White- costs S6,000

Sixth Set: Chalet Chandelier and Walls

The Chandeliers can be found in the lighting section, the first silver one is free after that it costs S19,000, the gold chandelier costs S19,500 and the black chandelier costs S20,000

The walls can be found in the walls section, the first one of each is free, after that Chalet Blonde costs 2LPs, Chalet Wood costs 3LPs and Chalet Grey costs 3LPs

Seventh Set: Chalet Rugs and Floors

The rugs can be found in the rugs section, you unlock the small and large black and white shag rugs, the first small and large white shag rugs are free, after that the small ones cost 6LPs and the large ones cost 8SPs

The flooring can be found in the floors section, the first one of each is free, then the Chalet Skirting costs S2,000 and the Chalet Grey costs 2LPs

Eighth Set: Chalet Dining Tables and Chairs

These can be found in the dining room section, the first chalet blonde table is free after that it costs S15,000, the chalet black costs S15,500 and the chalet white costs S16,000. The first four chalet black chairs are free, after that they cost S8,000, the chalet grey chairs cost S8,500 and the chalet white cost S9,000

Ninth Set: Chalet Countertops

These can be found in the countertops section, the first one of each are free after that the wood panel overhead costs S25,000, the wood panel corner costs S6LPs, the chalet corner costs 4LPs and the wood panel costs 12SPs

Tenth Set: Oven, Stove and Sink

The wood panel stove can be found in the kitchen section, the first one is free then they cost 10SPs.

The chalet double oven and chalet granite island can be found in the countertops section, the first of each is free then the oven costs 40SPs and the island/sink costs 30SPs

Eleventh Set: U- Shaped Couches

These can be found in the living room section, the first chalet black and brown ones are free, after that the black one costs 30LPs, the brown one costs 31LPs and the grey one costs 32LPs

Twelfth Set: King Size Beds, Bedside Tables and Lamps

The beds and bedside tables can be found in the bedroom section, the first king blue and king pale pink beds are free after that the king blue costs 40SPs, the king pale pink costs 41SPs and the king white costs 42SPs. The first chrome and rose gold bedside tables are free, after that the bedside chrome costs 24SPs, the bedside rose gold costs 25SPs and the bedside black costs 26SPs

The hanging lamps can be found in the lighting section, the first black one is free, after that the black and white ones both cost 15SPs

Thirteenth Set: Snow Chalet and Other Items!

You will be able to build the Snow Chalet on a premium or standard residence, the first one is free, after that the cost in simoleons depends on how many houses you have already built

NOTE: it is not possible to build a house with the indoor balcony like the Snow Chalet on the game!

Watch my house tour of the Snow Chalet here:

You can also find another new floor, Chalet White Carpet which costs 1LP, four new doors, two are door frames which cost S500 and S700, the other two are deep wood doors there is a single and double and they both cost S2,500

In the bedroom section you will find 3 new sidetables, black, white costing 1LP and the blonde sidetable costing 2LPs and in the rugs section you will find two more shag rugs in white and black, these ones are extra large and cost 9LPs each

I love the prizes available but I am disappointed with how expensive they are this year! Why does everything have to cost social points these days yet they don’t make it any easier to earn social points!


Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas!


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The Sims Freeplay- Groovers ‘N’ Movers 2 Hobby Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys


THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER


PLEASE NOTE: this isn’t the same as the previous groovers n movers event as you unlock different activewear but it has the same name!

This event unlocks brand new activewear outfits (although not brand new for everyone, you may have already brought the activewear mega pack from the online store containing these outfits) for your adult sims! You have 7 days to complete the aerobics hobby collection 7 times, each time you complete the collection you unlock a new activewear outfit for male adults and female adults.

If you haven’t completed the A Grooving Guru Quest yet you will not be able to complete this hobby event as you will not have access to the Aerobics Hobby yet

If you have completed the quest you will get a pop up to accept this event, it will remove the aerobic moves you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start.

If you say no you can start it from the active tasks tab, you will not get any extra time if you start this late.


YOU NEED TO COMPLETE ALL FOUR ROWS TO GET ONE PACK OF OUTFITS!!

12 AEROBIC MOVES= 1 MALE ADULT ACTIVEWEAR OUTFIT AND 1 FEMALE ADULT ACTIVEWEAR OUTFIT


TIPS FOR FINDING THEM ALL IN THE TIME LIMIT:

-have more than one sim working on it, you can buy up to 14 aerobic steps from the promotions r us store and you can also use the one at the health hub so 15 sims can complete this hobby at once (see the Aerobics post for more information)

-if you don’t already have a sim at level 6 then do the longest option until they level up- they level up quickly in this hobby so it won’t take very long! You need to have a sim at level 6 to find all the moves to complete the collection (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this)
-remember to click start new collection on the aerobics hobby collections list once you have got all the moves
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.


Prizes: Activewear Outfit Packs

Pictures shown are from early access version

You can find the activewear in the outfits section as well as tops, pants and shoes and also the activewear section so you can mix and match the different activewear you unlock.

 

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Home Street- How to Increase Your Storage

The question I have been asked most about Home Street so far is ‘how do I increase my storage?’ and ‘where is my storage?’

Where is the storage/storeroom?

Your storage is this shelving unit:

If you click on it you can see all the items you have made and collected, you also have a capacity, once you reach the capacity you have to increase your storage so you can store more items. Click on increase storage:

You will need items to increase your storage, these will change each time you increase the storage. If you don’t know how to find an item click on the question mark and it will say something like ‘measuring tape occasionally drops when completing jobs’ this means when you complete jobs you have a chance of finding measuring tapes but you aren’t guaranteed to find them so it can take some time!

Check out my Home Street: The Basics post if you are unsure about jobs

Where can I get notebooks and other items?

Notepads occasionally drop when completing jobs:

Below I have listed some items and how you can find them, this is just the ones I know about so far!

  • Encyclopedia- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Portrait- make on the easel
  • Landscape- make on the easel
  • Still Life Painting- make on the easel
  • Measuring tape- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Bird house- make on the woodworking table
  • Rocking horse- make on the woodworking table
  • Power tool- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Planks- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Sketch- make on the drafting table
  • Energy drink- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Cupcakes- make on the baking oven
  • Carrot cake- make on the baking oven
  • Red velvet cake- make on the baking oven
  • Notepad- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Vegetables- make on the garden bed
  • Flowers- make on the garden bed
  • Woolly hat- make on the loom
  • Stripy socks- make on the loom

Is there anything you need help with in Home Street? Let me know!