The Sims Mobile- Day and Night Update

Presented by EA GameChangers


The latest Sims Mobile update (coming out 3rd February) is bringing day and night to our sims houses!

Day and Night Cycle

We can now set to always day, always night or day/night cycle in settings

This is just available on home lots for now so places like downtown or parkside won’t change

Lights Are Now Functional

We can now tap on lights to turn them on and off as well as turning on and off all lights from one light. Lights can also be set to automatic so they change with the day/night cycle

Transparent Windows

Transparent windows are now available to make the most of day and night

New Premium House Lot

1 Landgraab Avenue is now available to build in Briny Heights from level 18 for S500,000 with a 7 day wait to build (or build for 1,000 SimCash without having to wait) The cost amount doesn’t change.

The lot is 50×30 (regular lots are only 30×30)

This lot comes with two fountains, one is permanent and cannot be moved but the other can be stored and placed on another house lot if you wanted:

Sweet Treat Showdown Changes

You can now watch adverts using the knife block on the sweet treat bench:

Watching adverts can:

  • Give you extra rewards in your prize basket
  • Give you an extra chance in that round

You can only watch one advert per round but they seem to appear every round

The Sweet Treat Pro Ticket can be purchased with real money during a Sweet Treat Event for an advantage:

  • Comes with access to the Pro Mixer which has ‘better actions’ but only on rounds 1,3,5,7,9,10 (so you can earn more % and tokens than the normal actions)
  • You will get 6 extra sugar cubes for each challenge (so 36 in total)- if you purchase mid challenge you will get an automatic refill
  • Stores up to 6 attempts (so you can complete 6 challenges in a row)- if you purchase mid challenge you will get an automatic refill
  • Get 25 Royal Treat Tokens and 1,200 Sweet Treat Tokens extra

This only lasts for one Sweet Treat Event so if you wanted these perks every time you would have to purchase it each time a new event becomes available. This is a complete money grab in my opinion- just make it easy for all of us instead of making us pay!

I wasn’t really that bothered that we didn’t have day and night cycles to begin with so having a whole update for something so small is a bit of a disappointment!

What are your thoughts on this update?


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The Sims Freeplay- Secret Garden Romance Update

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Update available from 27th January

Love is in the air! Especially in the gardens of Simtown! Keep reading to find out what is happening in this romantic garden themed update

 

NEW LIVE EVENT

Complete the Romantic Garden Live Event (available now) from the 28th January for 10 days to unlock the secret garden house template!

NEW SIMCHASE

SimChase Season 10: Floral Feud! (available now) starts on 14th February for 7 days

SimChase Season 11: Outdoor Engagement! (not available yet) starts on 27th February for 7 days

I will not be creating a new post about SimChase for each season, the only thing that is different is the prizes shown here, click here for more information if you are new to SimChase

NEW PREGNANCY EVENT

There are new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus between the 7th-14th February

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during the time frame you have the chance of earning the maternity items in that pack if you complete the event in the time limit, for example if you start a pregnancy event on the 13th February and complete in the time limit you will earn the items above

You need to have completed the first pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest before you can earn the maternity prizes

Returning Quests and Events?

The Daring Do’s Event will return on the 7th February (available now) for 7 days, complete the fashion designer hobby to unlock all the hairstyles for female adult sims (the link is to the post from last time this was available, I will create a new post once the event returns)

The HANS On Quest will be back from the 17th February (not available yet) for 7 days, complete this quest to unlock dishwashers and HANS (Home Automation Network System) to dim the lighting in your sims houses and change the colour of the lights! (the link is to the post from last time this was available, I will create a new post once the quest returns)

The County Homestead Event returns on the 21st February (not available yet) for 10 days, complete the woodworking hobby collection in the time limit to unlock the furniture (the link is to the post from last time this was available, I will create a new post once the event returns)

Timings can change so let me know if any quest or event starts early for you

What else?

  • Some branding (logos, colours) have been updated to align with the changes recently made to The Sims

  • To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Sims, a few special guests will be arriving at the nightclub in Simtown throughout this update to bring you some bonus gifts, check out my post here for more information including the dates when they will be arriving

  • There will be a FREE Hot Tub and Tattoos Pack in the online store from the 28th January- 9th February also to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Sims!

  • Trees can now be placed on balconies!

  • You will also be able to get double rewards from the paperboy between the 6th-17th February

Update Videos:

The Sims 20th Anniversary Guests & Gifts:

Romantic Garden Live Event:

Secret Garden House Tour:


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My Top 5 Wishes for The Sims Mobile in 2020

In this post I share with you my top 5 wishes for The Sims Mobile in 2020, these are either things I would like to see added to the game or changed for a better gaming experience, (if you would rather watch my video version of this you can find it here) these are in no particular order:

Multi Story Houses

I see this requested all the time so I felt like this had to be included on this list, we don’t have the biggest house lots on The Sims Mobile but at least we have more than one now! I just think that building upwards would be a great way to build bigger houses once we have run out of expansions. Once we have multi stories we could get new building features such as balconies!

Subcategories in Categories

This was also in my Sims Freeplay list, the more prizes they add to the game the more cluttered it becomes when trying to build. Firemonkeys made great progress by clearing up the storage, I think they need to go a step further now and add subcategories, for example, in lighting they could have table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lights etc. They don’t have as many items as they do in The Sims Freeplay yet but it would be great if they could sort this before it became an issue and it could be a bigger issue than Freeplay as nothing is really in order (lamps, ceiling lights and wall lights are grouped together is Freeplay but this isn’t the case with Mobile)

Screenshot/Camera Mode

You may have already seen this on our Sims Mobile GameChangers collaboration list of our top improvements and features we would like to see this year, mine was Screenshot/Camera Mode: We can create amazing builds or stories in The Sims Mobile but at the moment we can’t create amazing screenshots! It is so hard to share the content you’re proud of with the rest of the community without everything on the screen getting in the way. A camera/screenshot mode would mean we can spend less time cropping out the UI or trying to get the perfect clutter free angle and give us more time to create, share and inspire.

Up/Down Walls Button

I have forgotten what most of my interior walls look like in my sims houses- it would be great if we could see them! This would also improve screenshots as we will be able to photograph one room at a time rather than the whole house.

Different Events

This was also on my Sims Freeplay list. Firemonkeys are very good at repeating the same style of events to make it convenient for them but boring for the players.

Wumples Wishlists might be okay if they shortened them or made it worthwhile, right now the amount of prizes for how much work it takes really isn’t worth it. It would be better if we got a prize for each chapter we complete then if you don’t manage to complete it you can still feel like you got something out of it rather than wasting 5 days to get nothing. Sweet Treat Showdowns have great prizes and I love that you no longer get duplicates but they require too many resources, at least add an option to watch an advert to get more sugar cubes.

This is only my top 5- I know there are many more things we need (get rid of Surprising Choices and LlamaZoom for a start!) but great progress has been made since Firemonkeys took over from Maxis so let’s hope it continues this year.

What are your wishes for The Sims Mobile this year?


Related: My Wishes for The Sims Freeplay in 2020


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My Wishes for The Sims Freeplay in 2020

In this post I share with you my wishes for The Sims Freeplay in 2020, these are either things I would like to see added to the game or changed for a better gaming experience, (if you would rather watch my video version of this you can find it here) these are in no particular order:

Reduce Prices

Everything has got so expensive recently! When was the last time we could buy a live event prize for less than S10,000? We could when they were first added (French Romance Live Event) but recently the prices have skyrocketed! We do get one for free but that doesn’t mean we should then have to spend silly amounts to get another.

I know their logic behind this is if they bump up the prices then we will have to buy simoleons with real money- the problem is, it doesn’t work as it angers most players so we end up spending less money or even nothing on the game.

 

More Clutter Items

If you’ve watched some of my house tour videos on YouTube you know I love those kinds of items, they make a house look like a home- like someone actually lives there. They have started adding these types of items in live events which is great but we need more and they need to be available for everyone without completing events or quests and back to my first wish- they need to be affordable.

 

 

Subcategories in Categories

It is great that we have had loads of new events with lots of prizes but it has caused buy mode to become a bit of a mess! I spend more time scrolling through the catalogue rather than building. If we had subcategories, for example, in living room section we could have sofa, bookcases and coffee table tabs, we could easily find the item we wanted to use. Decorations is by far the worst tab, I’m not sure where every item would fit so we would probably need a miscellaneous tab too but we could have subcategories like paintings, mirrors, plants and table decorations to make building more enjoyable- spending 5 minutes scrolling to the end of a section to find a certain item really takes the fun out of it!

 

New Easier Events

I am so over live events, you know I have never really liked them, I put up with them because most of the prizes are gorgeous but I can never complete them on time! I used to set timers every 2 hours 30 minutes even when I slept but I gave up with that and stick to daytime now- it is meant to be a game after all, it is not much fun if you lose sleep over it! Even if they just reduced the amount of glassware needed or give us another glassware station that would really help.

As a long time player it is so boring having the same types of events constantly repeating. It may be easy for the developers to program live events and the dreaded SimChase but they aren’t interesting for the players to complete- collecting arts and craft items for 10 days straight every update and still not completing in time is really disheartening, no wonder lots of people have stopped playing!

We need new events and quests but they need to make them possible to complete in time- the makers should be testing these events themselves before they release them to make sure they are doable and then they would see that it’s impossible to complete events that require us to have more than 24 hours in a day!

When I saw the downtown developer event I was really excited to see something different but then I started it and my heart sank because again it is impossible! The glitches really don’t help but even without them they seem to have forgotten the golden rule again- there are only 24 hours in a day Firemonkeys!!

They just want us to buy social points to complete these and in my opinion that is wrong- for starters it’s wrong that we now have to skip so much with SP, probably because it is so easy to make LP by completing the cooking hobby but it’s harder to make SP so people are more likely to buy them. I have no problem with players spending money on the game, of course they need to make money and I buy items myself from the online store but most players spend money when they are enjoying the game- not when they are feeling pressured to do so. Money grabs don’t work- you don’t get players to spend money by making everything impossible to complete, it drives them away.

I think we need to go back to good old fashion quests, not the ones where you have to wait between days though like back to the wall!

 

Sell Multiples Button

We currently can sell one item at a time but it would save a lot of time if we could ‘sell all’ or select the amount we want to sell in case we wanted to keep a few and sell the rest.

 

Different Shaped Rooms

We can add door frames already to make it looks like it’s one room but it would be better if we could just build any shaped room. This seems to be one feature The Sims Mobile has already but strangely lacking from Freeplay.

 

 

Better Placing Ability

I had no idea what to call this but I would like to be able to place items where I want and this isn’t always possible, some items can’t be placed on a wall if there is something on the floor in front of that wall and vice versa. They have improved this so we can now have doors next to walls but I think there is still a way to go, we still can’t place most items on walls directly next to doors but we can place the same item on top of some pictures which doesn’t make a lot of sense!

 

Remove SimChase

I couldn’t create a wishlist without this, SimChase is the worst addition to the game ever in my opinion. I’ve given the makers feedback about this but they just don’t seem to care. The fact that you are completing against a computer is the biggest issue for me, if we were playing against another player who also sleeps and has a life outside of the game it would be less one sided, the hours also don’t always add up (over 24 hours again!) and the paying tasks are too expensive.

Unfortunately the makers aren’t listening, they won’t even make significant changes to it so they need to just get rid of it. I don’t even bother trying to complete them, I know I won’t be able to so what is the point? I’m not the only one who feels this way, we would rather not complete something than waste money on something that they have purposely made impossible so how exactly does this method make them money?

 

I could probably go on forever with this list but I think I will stop there! My biggest hope is that they will start listening to us again, they used to be so good at changing things based on our feedback but it is like they don’t care anymore, since The Sims Mobile has come along it is like they have got themselves a shiny new toy and Freeplay has been left to gather dust, forgotten about. As long as they are taking our money they don’t care what we think and if they keep going like this they won’t be here in 2021.

What are your wishes for The Sims Freeplay this year?


Related: My Top 5 Wishes for The Sims Mobile in 2020


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The Sims Freeplay- Lake House Christmas Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version


Update available from 3rd December

Christmas has arrived in simtown! Keep reading to find out what is happening in this festive themed update

NEW CHRISTMAS QUEST

The Hearth of Stone Christmas 2019 Quest (no longer available) will begin on the 12th December, this is a 13 day quest and you unlock prizes each day, if you complete the whole quest in the time limit you will unlock the Lakehouse template and bay windows!

NEW LIVE EVENT

Complete the Glam Mansion Live Event (no longer available) from the 1st January for 9 days to unlock glamorous items and the glam mansion template and 3 sports cars!

NEW SIMCHASE

SimChase Season 9: Mansion Mania! (no longer available) starts on 15th January for 9 days

I will not be creating a new post about SimChase for each season, the only thing that is different is the prizes shown here, click here for more information if you are new to SimChase

Returning Quests and Events?

The Sophisticated Socialite Live Event (no longer available) will be returning for 11 days from the 3rd December, complete in the time limit to unlock all the sophisticated party themed items

The Mean Curls Hobby Event (no longer available) will be back on the 2nd January for 9 days, complete in the time limit to unlock hairstyles for your female adult sims (the link is to the post from last time this was available, I will create a new post when the event returns)

Unlock the amazing treehouse in the Inner Child’s Play Quest (no longer available) returning on the 6th January for 7 days

What else?

  • There is a new tab in the home store- Chimneys and Fireplaces:

  • You will also see the bay windows tab if you complete the Christmas Quest in the time limit to unlock them:

  • There are new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus between the 25th December- 5th January

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during the time frame you have the chance of earning the maternity items in that pack if you complete the event in the time limit, for example if you start a pregnancy event on the 4th January and complete in the time limit you will earn the items above

You need to have completed the first pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest before you can earn the maternity prizes

  • You will also be able to get double rewards from the paperboy between the 12th December- 6th January

GLITCHES:

  • Coffee machines/ kettles now refill the hunger need rather than energy- this is a glitch and should be fixed in the next update at the latest

If you are trying to complete a weekly task that requires the coffee machine you may find it doesn’t complete, you can either skip the task with 10LP or personally I would wait until they have fixed the coffee machine issue above as it should fix this too

  • The event button in the corner of the screen won’t expand- the makers are aware of this issue and are working on a fix. If you cannot access the workplaces tab at a profession workplace due to this but have workstations you can upgrade you can click on these arrows to get to the workplaces tab, if not you might just need to wait until the Christmas quest is over before you can access the workplace tab:


Update Videos

Hearth of Stone 2019 Christmas Quest:

Lake House Tour:

Cute Cosy Christmas House Tour:

Glam Mansion Live Event:

Glam Mansion Tour:


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