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 (not available yet) 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 (not available yet) from the 8th January for 9 days to unlock glamorous items and the glam mansion template and 3 sports cars!

NEW SIMCHASE

SimChase Season 9: Mansion Mania! (not available yet) starts on 22nd 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 (available now) 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 (not available yet) 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 (not available yet) returning on the 6th January for 7 days (the link is to the post from last time this was available, I will create a new post when the quest returns)

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:

  • It is the Sims Freeplay’s 8th Birthday on the 15th December- find your birthday gift at one of your sims mailboxes during this update!
  • There are daily Christmas gifts available from the 6th-11th December (one per day)

  • 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

GLITCH: 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


Update Videos

Hearth of Stone 2019 Christmas Quest:

Lake House Tour:

Glam Mansion Live Event:

Glam Mansion Tour:


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The Sims Freeplay- Glam Mansion Live Event

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NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 8th JANUARY

Complete this brand new live event (starts 8th January) to unlock new glamorous items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the glam mansion template. This event is only here for 9 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

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

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

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!


Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!


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 button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Varnished Walnut Floor pack! 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 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the Varnished Walnut Floor pack (click on the 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 drinks 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 arts and craft items 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 7 which means you can use the station 7 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 10SP
    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 event 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:

The first one of each prize is free

1.Polished Walnut Floor- requires 50 candles to buy

Can be found in the walls section, the first one is free then costs S700

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Deluxe Decorations- Pristine Bamboo Plants and Geometric Paintings

Pristine Bamboo Plants- requires 1,100 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: White (S72,000) Teal (10LP) Bamboo Box

Geometric Paintings- requires 3,300 candles and 25 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Gold (S150,000) and Pastel (10SP) Geometric Paintings

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Geometric Bathrooms- Geometric Showers and Sinks and Geometric Baths and Toilets

Geometric Showers and Sinks- requires 9,800 candles, 7,650 pottery and 70 constructor coins to buy

Bathroom Section: Beige (S220,000) and Black (18SP) Grand Showers and White (S110,000) and Black (8SP) Geometric Sinks

Geometric Baths and Toilets- requires 13,000 candles, 10,200 pottery and 95 constructor coins to buy

Bathroom Section: White (S220,000) and Black (18SP) Geometric Toilets and White (S125,000) and Black (15LP) Geometric Baths

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.Kitchen With a View- Counters and Tinted Windows and Kitchen Essentials and Tinted Windows

Counters and Tinted Windows- requires 14,470 pottery, 15,300 jewelry and 135 constructor coins to buy

Windows Section: Black (S110,000) and White (8SP) Single Tinted Windows

Counter Tops Section: Black (S83,000) and Pine (12LP) Geometric Wall Counters and Black (S90,000) and Pine (7SP) Geometric Wall Cupboards

Kitchen Essentials and Tinted Windows- requires 15,250 pottery, 16,000 jewelry and 145 constructor coins to buy

Windows Section: Black (S130,000) and White (18LP) Double Tinted Windows

Kitchen and Counter Tops Sections: Black (S88,000) and Pine (6SP) Geometric Ovens

The ovens can be used to bake

Counter Tops Section: Black (S110,000) and Pine (8SP) Geometric Wall Sinks

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Life of Luxury- Geometric Breakfast Bar and Luxury Lounges

Geometric Breakfast Bar- requires 16,000 pottery, 17,000 jewelry, 17,000 glassware and 150 constructor coins to buy

Windows Section: Black (S160,000) and White (14SP) Quad Tinted Windows

Kitchen Section: White (S80,000) and Black (12LP) Geometric Island Stoves

Really love these stoves! They can be used for cooking

Lighting Section: Gold (S82,000) and Black (9LP) Cluster Pendants

Living Room Section: Black (S40,000) and White (2SP) Geometric Bar Stools

Luxury Lounges- requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 170 constructor coins to buy

Lighting Section: Black (S90,000) and Gold (4SP) Geometric Lights

Living Room Section: White (S350,000) and Black (30SP) Plush L Couches, Black (S185,000) and White (20LP) Geometric Hall Tables

Living Room and Chimneys and Fireplaces Sections: White (S625,000) and Gray (60SP) Geometric Fireplaces

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Glam Mansion-you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This house can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. There are already 3 sports cars on the driveway (but you can still purchase the final car parking space for S1,500,000 to add 4 cars to this house)

Once you purchase the final space you will be able to add another car but you need to have 4 adult/senior sims living in this house to add the fourth car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought.

This house is very different on a standard and a premium residence! As you can see below the premium is double the size of the standard (the standard is sort of the premium split in half):

I’m not a fan of this house, if I managed to complete this event in the time limit I don’t think I am going to waste a spot building it. I do prefer how it looks on the premium to the standard (the standard looks a lot like a museum with all the displays!)

You also unlock:

Decorations Section: Gold (S135,000) and White (15LP) Wall Displays and Black (S625,000) and White (65LP)Jewelry Displays

Doors Section: Villa White Bifold Double (S95,000)

The 3 sports cars at the Glam Mansion can also be brought from the Car Dealership:

Pearl Purple Sports- 225LP

Luxury Black Sedan- S875,000

Red Convertible- S1,250,000

If you haven’t built the dealership yet these cars will be available once built

Watch my Glam Mansion Tour here:


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor 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 LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP 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

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:


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.

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. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

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.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!


If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!


NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 8th JANUARY


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The Sims Freeplay- Urban Furniture Event

The Urban Furniture Event is back for 8 days from the 24th November. To get all the furniture you need to complete the woodworking hobby collection 7 times! You get a furniture pack at random each time you complete it, once you unlock a furniture pack you get to keep it even if you don’t find them all. If you have never done the woodworking hobby click here for details.

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Click here to see the prizes

If you completed this event last time it was available you will not get it this time, if you got some of the furniture sets last time you will only have to collect the ones you have left so if you completed it 4 times before you will only have to complete it 3 more times in 8 days

You need to buy a woodworking bench from the promotions r us store to complete this hobby (or use the ones at the community center)

You need to firstly accept this quest, it will remove the woodwork pieces 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 goal tab.

Once you have said yes you have to complete the collection 7 times in 8 days! (not easy to do!)


YOU NEED TO COMPLETE ALL FOUR ROWS TO GET ONE FURNITURE PACK!!


TIPS FOR FINDING THEM ALL IN THE TIME LIMIT:

-have more than one sim working on it (the shortest option is 5 hours so have as many sims as possible trying to complete this)
-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 if you haven’t done the hobby before so all pieces are unlocked then you can just keeping doing the 5 hour option over and over- they should level up quickly while the event is taking place!
-remember to click start new collection on the woodworking hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces so you can find them again
– don’t panic! They will probably bring it back again if you don’t manage to complete it this time, these events usually reappear a lot!
-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:

Urban Decorations Furniture Pack

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The urban fireplace can be found in the living room section and the urban tree, lush and living green walls can be found in the decorations section

Urban Living Room Furniture Pack
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Contains chairs, tables and bookcases, all can be found in the living room section

Urban Sofa Furniture Pack

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All sofas can be found in the living room section

Urban Bedroom Furniture Pack

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Both beds and bedside tables can be found in the bedroom section

Urban Rugs and Lighting Furniture Pack

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Rugs can be found in the rugs section and the lights can be found in lighting

Urban Counter Furniture Pack

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Can be found in the counter tops section

Urban Dining Furniture Pack

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The stools can be found in the living room section and the dining chairs and tables can be found in the dining room section

That is all the packs to be won in this event!


YOU CANNOT UNLOCK THE FURNITURE IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS QUEST IN THE TIME LIMIT


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The Sims Mobile- Neighborhood Update

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The latest Sims Mobile update (coming out 26th November) is adding 3 new house lots to the game, perfect for players who love to build and decorate houses but hate demolishing them (like me!)

New Town Map

The map looks slightly different, there is no longer the house location, instead there is a house button in the right corner to take you to all the house lots:

Building A New House Lot

Once you reach level 18 you will unlock the 3 new house lots in Briny Heights, the price to build each lot varies (it increases each time you build one):

  • 2nd lot- costs S40,000 and takes 8 hours to build (but can spend 250 simcash to build instantly instead)
  • 3rd lot- costs S100,000 and takes 2 days to build (but can spend 500 simcash to build instantly instead)
  • 4th lot- costs S250,000 and takes 7 days to build (but can spend 750 simcash to build instantly instead)

Each house lot has a slightly different background and there are still grass patches/expansions to clear up but these should cost less in this update and you start with more space anyway (check out my land expansions post here to see how much they all cost)

You will be able to add 12 sims to each house but you still can only have 4 playable sims in total, I really think they should make it possible to change who your playable sim is without having to delete current playable sims from the game

Moving Sims

In Briny Heights when you click on a house you can see all the sims who live there, click go there to visit the house or click on a sim and then on a different house to move them to that house- you can even move out children to live on their own!

Family Portrait

You can now buy more family portraits in the wall decorations section to place in each house. When you click on the portrait you will see each household, click on the arrow to scroll through the households (playable sims will have the plumbob above their head)

You will see previous generations via a button in the corner of this screen but this isn’t separate for each household so you will see all your previous sims here

You can also see the family portrait by clicking on the house name in Briny Heights

Parties

Parties can only be hosted in the original house so make sure you have any party items you want your friends to use in this house

What else is new?

  • There is no longer the move out option when sims are retired, it is now just delete to avoid confusion
  • There is no longer a limit/count on objects in build and buy
  • Energy boosting items don’t need to be in every house, placing in one still gets the benefits in all houses!

I am so glad we can now build more than one house in the game! I haven’t changed my original house for so long as I don’t want to delete it but now I don’t have to! I would have liked to see more than 4 playable sims but I can see why it would be difficult to change that, hopefully in the future there will be an option to at least change which of our sims are playable and I would love to see more neighbourhoods with different themes and new themed items to go with them.

What are your thoughts on this update?


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The Sims Mobile- Sweet Treat Showdown: Wash ‘n Fold Event

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The latest Sweet Treat Showdown Event, Wash ‘n Fold begins today (5th November 2019) at 10am PT for 15 days. You need to be at level 5 or over to be able to participate in this event.

How does the Sweet Treat Showdown Event work? As they all work in a similar way you can find my Guide to Sweet Treat Showdown Events here, in this post I will be showing you all the prizes available for this event and the quest goals to be completed.

Sweet Treat Fan Fave Quest

There are 8 parts to complete in the time limit to earn 10 Royal Treat Tokens:

1.Play 1 Sweet Treat Challenge Reward: 20 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

2.Play 3 Sweet Treat Challenges Reward: 40 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

3.Collect 500 Sweet Treat Tokens (by completing the challenges and events) Reward: 60 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

4.Play 5 Sweet Treat Challenges Reward: 80 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

5.Collect 700 Sweet Treat Tokens Reward: 120 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

6.Play 7 Sweet Treat Challenges Reward: 160 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

7.Collect 5 Royal Treat Tokens Reward: 220 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

8.Play 10 Sweet Treat Challenges Reward: 300 Sweet Treat Tokens and 10XP

QUEST IS COMPLETE!

 

Prizes

There are 54 Sweet Treat Boxes to open with 400 Sweet Treat Tokens each time and 24 Royal Treat Boxes to open with 10 Royal Treat Tokens each time:

Each time you will unlock a new prize (or colour swatch for an item you have already unlocked) and you can buy multiples of each item once you have placed the first one!

If you unlock all the boxes (78 in total) you will unlock the grand prizes which are the SimpleSuds Washing Machine and Linen Fresh Clothesline

Still unsure how Sweet Treat Showdown Events work? Check out my post here


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