The Sims Freeplay- Influence Island

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


A brand new event has being added to The Sims Freeplay in the August 2020 update, Influence Island! Influence Island is a time limited event where you visit a remote island and enter a survivor inspired gameshow! The aim is to influence the sims on the island to join your clan. Like SimChase this event has seasons so we should expect a lot more of these events in the future, this post explains how to complete this event as it will be the same each time but remember the prizes do change each season. Influence Island Events can be started from level 7

Want to skip to the prizes for each season? Click here

How does it work? Once the event begins you can head to the island and chat with the sims on the island by completing Influence Challenges, if you complete all the challenges with that sim they will join your clan. The aim of the event is to convince 7 of the 10 sims on the island to join your clan in the 10 day time limit. The rival sim is doing the same thing but they do convert sims a lot slower and you can still convince them to join your side (they can’t be converted by the rival once they are on your side)
The contestants (sims) on the island start off as Neutral status with your sim but as you complete each challenge you will reach different relationship statuses:

Before they can join your clan you need to complete all the challenges, each challenge has several rounds:

  • Neutral to Friend- 6 rounds
  • Friend to Ally- 8 rounds
  • Ally to Clan Mate- 10 rounds

Once you start a challenge you will see a bar on the left hand side of your screen, this is the Influence Bar.

Your aim is to select actions from the right hand side of the screen to increase your influence towards that sim and reach the safe (green) zone to complete the round but you need to get this just right otherwise you can influence too much and hit the fail (red) zone which means you lose the challenge and all the coins you have earned so far in this challenge.

In most rounds you also have a yellow zone, this means your rival has already tried to influence this sim, the stop and convince option appears when you reach this zone so you can click that and try and convince that sim. If you have influenced them more (1) or the same as the rival (3) you will win but if your rival’s influence was greater you will lose the challenge (2)

If you have played The Sims Mobile Sweet Treat Showdown Events they are very similar but the Influence Island version is a bit easier as you can sort of work out where you will end up.

The actions have different amounts on them such as 1-20 or 20-45 this means an amount will randomly be selected from the range of the option you choose, for example, if you pick the 1-20 option it will increase the bar by between 1-20 so sometimes you can easily see which option would be best and which is most likely to hit the red zone.

A Chocolate Bar can also be used to increase the range by a small amount (between 2-9) you get 3 chocolate bars for each challenge and they will never cause you to hit the red zone so if you are close to green then you can use a bar to reach the goal and complete the round. You can also buy more bars if you need to:

Watch my walkthrough video of the Influence Island Event here


Before you begin you complete a little tutorial that explains how it works:

  • Tap on the event button in the active tasks menu (this takes you to the island)

  • Tap the menu in the top left corner (the first tab shows your clan progress) Here you can see how many sims you have influenced so far and your status with all the sims on the island

  • With an adult sim, greet the Grouch- 8 seconds (the Grouch is the rival for Season 1) The rival influences the sims on the island too but at a much slower rate than you do. You can still convert them to your side if they have been influenced by the rival

  • Tap a target contestant (click on one of the sims on the island)

  • Start a challenge (when you click on a sim you will see a profile, click start challenge to begin)

  • Tap on the action (action varies, click the one it tells you to) Each action gives a random amount of influence within its range so for this first action it will increase the influence between 20-45. The bar on the left hand side shows how much influence has been added, for me it was 34:

  • Tap on the action (action varies, click the one it tells you to) the goal is to build a bond with your target so the green zone is where you are aiming for a successful round

  • Complete the round (try not to influence too much otherwise you will hit the red zone and fail the challenge losing the network credits you have earned so far in this challenge)

  • Tap continue (you have completed your first round, to reach the friend stage you have to complete 6 rounds with this sim, tap continue to move onto the next round)

  • Use actions to reach the rival zone (the rival zone is the yellow zone, this means the rival has been influencing this sim already, reach the yellow zone to complete this task)

  • Complete with actions or ‘stop and convince’ (at this stage you can either keep going with actions to increase the bar and try and reach the green zone or use the stop and convince option but if the rival’s influence with this sim is higher you will lose)(I picked the 1-20 option to try and reach the green zone)

  • Keep influencing to build your clan (you will need to convert 7 sims to clan mates within the 10 day time limit to unlock the grand prize)

You will be able to complete 3 challenges each day, you will then have to wait 8 hours for the next challenge or use SP to start one early (this means that when you first begin you will have 3 challenges, once you have used those 3 you will have to wait 8 hours to get 1 challenge)


Network Credits

Each round you complete you earn Network Credits which can be used to purchase the prizes in the gift shop.

Neutral to Friend: 6 Rounds

  • Round 1: 12
  • Round 2: 24
  • Round 3: 36
  • Round 4: 48
  • Round 5: 80
  • Round 6: 200
  • Total: 400 Network Credits

Friend to Ally: 8 Rounds

  • Round 1: 12
  • Round 2: 18
  • Round 3: 30
  • Round 4: 48
  • Round 5: 60
  • Round 6: 72
  • Round 7: 90
  • Round 8: 270
  • Total 600 Network Credits

Ally to Clan Mate: 10 Rounds

  • Round 1: 20
  • Round 2: 30
  • Round 3: 40
  • Round 4: 50
  • Round 5: 60
  • Round 6: 70
  • Round 7: 80
  • Round 8: 100
  • Round 9: 150
  • Round 10: 400
  • Total 1,000 Network Credits

If you manage to complete all 3 challenges, converting 1 sim to Clan Mate will earn you 2,000 Network Credits

After each round your Network Credits are stored in a basket until the challenge is complete, if you fail a round you will lose all your network credits earned in that challenge so far unless you spend SP to continue:

If you decide you are happy with the amount of Network Credits you have earned so far in the challenge you can click ‘quit and collect’ to earn the Network Credits currently in your basket but if you do this you will not increase your relationship with that sim:

Gift Shop

In the gift shop you will find 10 common prizes and 5 rare prizes, these change every season:


Common Prizes cost 500 each and Rare Prizes cost 720 each. Click to spin to earn one of the prizes at random each time (you won’t get duplicates) you need to claim all the common prizes before you can start claiming the rare prizes:

Once the event is over any Network Credits remaining will be converted into simoleons, you get 10 simoleons for each Network Credit so 5,940 Network Credits earns you S59,400:

The third tab in the menu contains the influence island tips:


Prizes

Season 1: Cafeteria Principals Available August 2020

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Cream School Floor (S645) Gray School Floor (S650) Gray Cafeteria Light (S74,500) Black Cafeteria Light (7SP) Black Queue Bollard (S105,000) Gray Queue Bollard (10LP) Brown Cafeteria Top (S745) Brown Cafeteria Bottom (S1,050) Double Red Fire Door (S129,000) Double Blue Fire Door (12LP) Blue School Pillar (S110,000) Red School Pillar (11SP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Colored School Bins (S99,000) Black Drinking Fountain (S120,000) White Cafeteria Table (S115,000) Black Vending Machine (S250,000) Black Noticeboard (S95,000) White School Bain Marie (S250,000) Red Lunch Tray (S55,000) White Cafeteria Reception (S145,000) Black School Reception (S300,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Black School Bins (9LP) Blue School Bain Marie (25LP) White Lunch Tray (5LP) Blue Cafeteria Reception (12LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Blue Drinking Fountain (12SP) Blue Cafeteria Table (11SP) White Vending Machine (25SP) Brown Noticeboard (9SP) Gray School Reception (30SP)

Season 2: Bedroom Retreat Available October 2020

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Silver Scandi Single (S74,250) Black Scandi Single (7SP) Gray Scandi Corner (S69,250) Gray Scandi Counter (S69,500) Tan Scandi Counter (6LP) Tan Scandi Corner (6SP) White Scandi Buffet (S112,500) Pine Scandi Buffet (11SP) Gray Scandi Corner Cupboards (S70,500) Gray Scandi Cupboards (S71,500) Tan Scandi Corner Cupboards (7LP) Tan Scandi Cupboards (7SP) White Bedside Shelf (S138,000) Pine Bedside Shelf (13SP) White Plant Lighting (S91,500) Black Plant Lighting (9LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: White Thread Trio (S69,750) Gray Scandi Sink (S70,000) Gray Scandi Fridge (S127,500) Gray Scandi Stove (S102,500) Blue Shelved King (S290,000) White Scandi Fireplace (S450,000) Gray Scandi Single (S200,750) Gray Scandi Chaise (S300,000) Gray Scandi Double (S235,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Tan Scandi Sink (7LP) Tan Scandi Stove (10LP) Black Scandi Fireplace (45LP) White Scandi Single (20LP) White Scandi Chaise (30LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Green Thread Trio (6SP) Tan Scandi Fridge (12SP) Green Shelved King (29SP) White Scandi Double (23SP)

Season 3: Jolly Jammies Available 1st December 2020

The Christmas pyjamas for teenage sims are in the rare prize and Christmas pyjamas for adults and preteens are in the grand prize

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Green Gold Small Xmas Tree (S89,000) Green Purple Small Xmas Tree (8LP) Walnut Garland Buffet (S111,500) Oak Garland Buffet (11SP) Green Red Tinsel Lights (S515,000) Green Purple Tinsel Lights (5LP) Green Purple Garland Double (S105,000) Green Red Garland Double (S110,000) Green Red Tinsel Lights Double (S112,000) Green Purple Tinsel Lights Double (11LP) Green Gold Wreath Light (S89,000) Green Silver Wreath Light (8LP) Christmas Tree Gold (S88,500) Christmas Tree Purple (8LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Green White Present Pile (S51,500) Pink Yellow Crackers (S85,000) Green Model House (S95,500) Green Red Stockings (S115,000) White Green Train Set (S52,000) Walnut Garland TV Unit (S850,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Purple Model House (9 LP) Blue Purple Stockings (11LP) Blue Purple Present Pile (5LP) Red White Train Set (5LP) Oak Garland TV Unit (85LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Purple Blue Crackers (8SP)

Season 4: Moroccan Kitchen Available 25th December 2020

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: 4×4 Maroon Maroccan Zigzag (S89,000) 4×4 Blue Maroccan Zigzag (8SP) White Moroccan Sliding Door (S111,000) Pine Maroccan Sliding Door (11SP) Walnut Moroccan Corner (S72,500) Walnut Moroccan Counter (S73,000) Ash Moroccan Corner (7LP) Ash Moroccan Counter (7SP) Walnut Moroccan Dining Corner (S100,000) Walnut Moroccan Dining Table (S120,000) Oak Moroccan Dining Table (12LP) Oak Moroccan Dining Corner (10SP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Brown Spice Pot (S115,000) Gold Fruit Display (S75,000) Red Tajine (S135,000) Red Moroccan Stool (S34,000) Red Paper Towels (S74,500) Gold Moroccan Tea Set (S99,500) Red Moroccan Tapestry (S85,900) Walnut Moroccan Shelves (S115,000) Gold Hand Basin (S79,000) Walnut Moroccan Sink (S74,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Teal Moroccan Stool (3LP) Blue Tajine (13LP) Teal Paper Towels (7LP) Ash Moroccan Shelves (11LP) Brass Hand Basin (7LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Teal Spice Pot (11SP) Blue Fruit Display (7SP) Silver Moroccan Tea Set (9SP) Blue Moroccan Tapestry (8SP) Ash Moroccan Sink (7SP)

Season 5: Rustic Wedding/ Fairy Tale Vows Available 27th January 2021

The wedding outfits for preteen sims are in the rare prize and the wedding outfits for adults are in the grand prize

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: White Candle Set (S80,000) Orange Candle Set (8LP) White Draped Divider (S83,000) White Draped Corner Divider (S85,000) Cream Draped Corner Divider (8LP) Cream Draped Divider (8SP) White Draped Spiral Stairs (S600,000) Orange Draped Spiral Stairs (60LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Walnut Wedding Seat (S31,500) Yellow Floral Wall Flourish (S50,000) Yellow Floral Hoop (S90,000) White Floral Barrel (S95,000) Walnut Wedding Bar (S175,000) Walnut Floral Arbor (S225,000) White Wedding Aisle (S235,750)
  • 2 Star Rating: Pine Wedding Seat (3LP) Pink Floral Wall Flourish (5LP) Orange Floral Barrel (9LP) Pine Wedding Bar (17LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Orange Floral Hoop (8SP) Pine Floral Arbor (22SP) Cream Wedding Aisle (23SP)

Season 6: Suite Success Available 5th March 2021

The hairstyles and dresses in the grand prize are for female adult sims

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Black Gold Deco Coffee Table (S110,000) White Rose Gold Coffee Table (11LP) Gold Deco Pendant Light (S85,000) Rose Gold Pendant Light (8LP) Gold Deco Arch (S88,500) Rose Gold Deco Arch (8LP) Gold Deco Arch Double (S110,000) Rose Gold Deco Arch Double (11LP) Gold Deco Wall Light (S80,000) Brass Deco Wall Light (8SP) Gold Deco Arch Quad (S120,000) Rose Gold Deco Arch Quad (12SP) Black Fret Deco Paint (S700) Gray Fret Deco Paint (S700) Black Fret Deco Paint (S875) Gray Fret Deco Paint (S875)
  • 1 Star Rating: Gold Deco Shower (S137,000) Gold Diamond Mirror (S110,000) Black Deco Bathroom (S125,000) Cream Deco Corner Chair (S275,000) Gold Deco Bookshelf (S110,000) Black Deco King Bed (S279,500) Black Deco Wardrobe (S120,000) Black Lavish Piano (S125,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Rose Deco Corner Chair (27LP) Ash Deco Wardrobe (12LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Rose Gold Deco Shower (13SP) Rose Gold Diamond Mirror (11SP) Gray Deco Bathroom (12SP) Rose Gold Deco Bookshelf (11SP) Pink Deco King Bed (27SP) White Lavish Piano (12SP)

Season 7: New York Bedroom Available 22nd March 2021

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Black Loft Side Table (S58,000) White Loft Side Table (6LP) Black Hanging Glass Lights (S88,000) White Hanging Glass Lights (9LP) Tan Hide 3×3 (S87,000) White Hide 3×3 (9LP) Black Girder (S160,000) Tall Black Girder (S180,000) Steel Girder (18LP) Tall Steel Girder (22LP) Black Floor Cage Bulb (S92,000) White Floor Cage Bulb (9LP) Black Bulbs Chandelier (S96,000) White Bulbs Chandelier (10LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Brown Loft Seat (S30,000) White Bath Time (S60,000) Black Wall Fan (S62,000) Oak Loft Wardrobe (S115,500) Oak Mirror Dresser (S127,500) Brown Loft Ottoman (S180,000) Cream Loft Sundries (S80,000) Black Loft King (S150,000) Oak Storage Chest (S270,000) Single Black Loft Bookshelf (S104,500)
  • 2 Star Rating: White Loft Seat (3LP) White Wall Fan (6LP) Black Bath Time (6LP) Ash Mirror Dresser (14LP) Ash Loft Wardrobe (14LP) White Loft Ottoman (20LP) White Loft Sundries (8LP) White Loft King (20LP) Ash Storage Chest (30LP) Single White Loft Bookshelf (14LP)

Season 8: Scandi 2.0 Available 13th April 2021

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Black Scandi Corner (S68,750) Black Scandi Counter (S69,000) Brown Scandi Corner (6LP) Brown Scandi Counter (6SP) Walnut Scandi Buffet (S112,000) Oak Scandi Buffet (11LP) Gold Scandi Single (S74,000) Rose Gold Scandi Single (7LP) Black Scandi Corner Cupboards (S70,000) Black Scandi Cupboards (S71,250) Brown Scandi Cupboards (7LP) Brown Scandi Corner Cupboards (7SP) Walnut Bedside Shelf (S137,000) Oak Bedside Shelf (13LP) Gold Plant Lighting (S91,250) Rose Gold Plant Lighting (9SP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Gray Beige Thread Trio (S69,500) Black Scandi Fridge (S127,000) Black Scandi Stove (S102,000) Black Scandi Sink (S69,500) Cream Shelved King (S285,000) Gold Scandi Fireplace (S440,000) Blue Scandi Single (S200,500) Blue Scandi Chaise (S299,750) Blue Scandi Double (S234,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Black Thread Trio (6LP) Brown Scandi Fridge (12LP) Gray Shelved King (29LP) Dark Gray Scandi Double (23LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Brown Scandi Stove (10SP) Brown Scandi Sink (7SP) Copper Scandi Fireplace (45SP) Dark Gray Scandi Single (20SP) Dark Gray Scandi Chaise (30SP)

Season 9: Palm Springs Bed and Bath Available 18th May 2021

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Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Dark Green Leafy Mobile (S74,500) Green Leafy Mobile (7LP) Pink Feathers Roof Light (S82,500) Cream Feathers Roof Light (8SP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Silver Standing Clothes Rack (S100,500) Pink Grooming Set (S65,000) Gray Granite Mirror (S115,000) Silver Toilet Caddy (S65,750) Pink Shelved Toilet (S179,500) Pink Tropical Double (S300,000) Pink Tropical Hanging Chair (S250,000) Pink Curtained Crib (S195,000) Pink Mirror Basin (S110,500) Silver Bath Shelving (S90,000) Pink Scale Bath (S122,500) Silver Tropical Vanity (S150,000) Ash Stacked Shelving (S82,500) Pink Toy Flamingo (S125,500)
  • 2 Star Rating: Green Shelved Toilet (17LP) Green Tropical Double (30LP) Green Mirror Basin (11LP) Green Scale Bath (12LP) Rose Gold Tropical Vanity (15LP) Oak Stacked Shelving (8LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Rose Gold Standing Clothes Rack (10SP) Green Grooming Set (6SP) Dark Teal Granite Mirror (11SP) Rose Gold Toilet Caddy (6SP) Green Tropical Hanging Chair (25SP) Green Curtained Crib (19SP) Rose Gold Bath Shelving (9SP) Purple Toy Flamingo (12SP)

Season 10: Moroccan Kitchens Part 2 Available 2nd June 2021

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The hairstyles and outfits are for male adult sims

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: 4×4 Green Moroccan Zigzag (S87,500) 4×4 Brown Moroccan Zigzag (8LP) Oak Moroccan Counter (S72,000) Pine Moroccan Counter (7LP) Pine Moroccan Corner (7SP) Oak Moroccan Corner (S71,500) White Moroccan Dining Corner (S90,000) White Moroccan Dining Table (S110,000) Pine Moroccan Dining Corner (10LP) Pine Moroccan Dining Table (12SP) Green Moroccan Sliding Door (S105,000) Walnut Moroccan Sliding Door (11LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: Green Tajine (S125,000) Green Moroccan Stool (S33,000) White Fruit Display (S74,000) Green Spice Pot (S109,500) Silver Hand Basin (S77,500) Gray Moroccan Tea Set (S98,500) Green Moroccan Tapestry (S83,500) White Moroccan Shelves (S112,500) Green Paper Towels (S72,500) Oak Moroccan Sink (S73,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Brown Fruit Display (7LP) Tan Spice Pot (11LP) Copper Moroccan Tea Set (9LP) Pink Moroccan Tapestry (8LP) Pine Moroccan Sink (7LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Orange Tajine (13SP) Cream Moroccan Stool (3SP) Rose Gold Hand Basin (7SP) Brown Paper Towels (7SP) Pine Moroccan Shelves (11SP)

Season 11: Yacht Club Available 15th June 2021

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The outfits are for male and female toddlers

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Pine Coastal Floorboard (Patio/Balcony Paving)(S985) White Coastal Floorboard (Patio/Balcony Paving)(S990) Silver Firewood Storage (S55,125) Black Firewood Storage (5LP)  White Driftwood Table (S90,000) Pine Driftwood Table (9LP) White Woven Lamp (S80,100) Pine Woven Lamp (8LP) White Coastal Rail (S4,900) Blue Coastal Rail (S4,950) White Maritime Single (S45,000) White Maritime Double (S50,000) White Maritime Quad (S51,500) White Maritime Corner (S50,000) Pine Maritime Single (4LP) Pine Maritime Double (5SP) Pine Maritime Quad (5LP) Pine Maritime Corner (5SP) Blue Coastal Stairs (S245,000) White Coastal Stairs (24LP)
  • 1 Star Rating: White Waves Print (S76,500) Silver Dome Fireplace (S200,500) Silver Coastal BBQ (S180,000) Blue Seaside Swing (S47,250) White Seaside Shower (S121,500) White Seaside Changeroom (S80,000) White Coastal Table Set (S333,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Black Waves Print (7LP) Black Dome Fireplace (20LP) Pine Seaside Shower (12LP) Pine Coastal Table Set (33LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Black Coastal BBQ (18SP) Gray Seaside Swing (4SP) Teal Seaside Changeroom (8SP)

Season 12: Wine Cellar Available 2nd July 2021

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Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Melon Cellar Wall (S815) Melon Cellar Wall Upper (S815) Beige Cellar Wall (S825) Beige Cellar Wall Upper (S825) Silver Cellar Roof Light (S73,575) Black Cellar Roof Light (7LP) White Coastal Corner (S64,350) White Coastal Benchtop (S64,350) Pine Coastal Corner (3LP) Pine Coastal Benchtop (6LP) White Coastal Corner Shelf (S61,650) White Coastal Shelf (S62,100) Pine Coastal Corner Shelf (6LP) Pine Coastal Shelf (6LP) Red Stone Cellar Floor (S705) Gray Stone Cellar Floor (S725) White Glass Bend Stairs (S87,000) Pine Glass Bend Stairs (8LP) Pine Glass Railing (S5,175) White Glass Railing (S5,200)
  • 1 Star Rating: White Macaron Platter (S58,500) White Diamond Juice Rack (S94,500) White Diamond Corner (S99,000) White Platter Table (S94,000) White Coastal Fridge (S135,450) White Barrel Sink (S63,000) White Coastal Juice Bar (S109,500) White Juice Tasting Table (S155,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Pine Diamond Juice Rack (9LP) Pine Platter Table (9LP) Pine Barrel Sink (6LP) Pine Coastal Juice Bar (10LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Pine Macaron Platter (5SP) Pine Diamond Corner (9SP) Pine Coastal Fridge (13SP) Pine Coastal Juice Tasting Table (15SP)

Season 13: Art Deco 2.0 Available 15th July 2021

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The hairstyles, outfits and shoes are for female adult sims

Star Ratings and Prices:

  • 0 Star Rating: Red Black Deco Coffee Table (S105,000) Blue Brass Deco Coffee Table (11SP) Black Deco Pendant Light (S80,000) Silver Deco Pendant Light (8SP) Black Deco Arch (S88,000) Silver Deco Arch (8SP) Black Deco Arch Double (S109,500) Silver Deco Arch Double (11SP) Black Deco Arch Quad (S119,500) Silver Deco Arch Quad (12LP) Orange Deco Wall Light (S75,000) Blue Deco Wall Light (8LP) Blue Fret Deco Paint (S875) Blue Fret Deco Paint Upper (S700) Red Fret Deco Paint (S875) Red Fret Deco Paint Upper (S700)
  • 1 Star Rating: Black Deco Shower (S130,000) Black Diamond Mirror (S100,000) Red Deco Corner Chair (S255,000) Brown Deco Bathroom Sink (S122,000) Black Deco Bookshelf (S109,500) Bronze Deco Bath (S122,500) Brown Lavish Piano (S122,250) Brown Deco King Bed (S279,000) Walnut Deco Wardrobe (S117,000)
  • 2 Star Rating: Brass Deco Shower (13LP) Brass Diamond Mirror (11LP) Blue Deco Bathroom Sink (12LP) Brass Deco Bookshelf (11LP) Gold Lavish Piano (12LP) Blue Deco King Bed (27LP)
  • 3 Star Rating: Gray Deco Corner Chair (27SP) Gold Deco Bath (12SP) Pine Deco Wardrobe (12SP)

Season 14: Wabi Sabi Bedroom and Bathroom Available 27th July 2021

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Season 15: New York Loft 2.0 Available 24th August 2021

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Season 16: Maximalist Bedroom Available 7th September 2021

Season 17: Rustic Wedding 2.0 Available 3rd October 2021


Frequently Asked Questions About Influence Island

Why do all your screenshots say the time limit is 97 days? My screenshots are from the early access version so some things can be different from the actual version, the correct time limit is 10 days.

If you fail a round what happens? You will lose all the network credits you have earned in that challenge so far.

Do you lose all progress if you fail? You only lose the progress towards the next stage so if they are Ally and you are trying to reach Clan Mate but fail they will stay as Ally and you can try again.

If I quit and claim early does it affect my influence on that sim? No it doesn’t decrease your relationship, you will start from the beginning of that stage next time you start a challenge with them, for example, if they are Friends and you quit after 2 rounds of trying to reach Ally they will still be Friends and you will have to start from round 1 again to try and get them to Ally status.

How many sims can be at the island at once? Only one of your sims can be on the island at a time.

How do I get back to the island if I leave? Click on the button on the influence island event tab in the active tasks menu to return to the island:

I’m not bothered about the grand prize, can I just earn the gift shop prizes? Yes, you can always just make all the sims on the island Friend or Ally status and earn enough credit to spin for the prizes.

How many network credits do I need in total for all the prizes? 8,600

If I convert 7 clan mates and earn the grand prize but not claimed all the gift shop prizes yet can I still unlock any prizes I have left? Yes if you are within the 10 day time limit you can still claim your remaining prizes before the event ends.

What does the Survival Kit do? The survival kit costs real money to buy and it contains tools to help you including an extra chocolate bar per challenge, 1,000 bonus NC, the Survival Tip action to be used once per challenge that gives 10 influence and 5 bribes (for the whole event) which when your sim is within 15 points of success it will guarantee success (bribes will never cause you to hit the red zone)


Watch my walkthrough video of the Influence Island Event here:


What do I think of Influence Island? Overall I love the idea of this event but only time will tell if it is possible to complete in the time limit. I like the idea that you can still earn prizes with your Network Credits even if you don’t complete the whole event to unlock the grand prize, I think I will be doing this less time consuming option when the grand prize isn’t worth it.


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The Sims Freeplay- Downtown Developer Events

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


Collect resources to build 3 story high rise apartment blocks in the Downtown Developer Events (there are currently four available) Once you have completed the Simtown Express Discovery Quest you will be able to begin one of these events (you can only complete one at a time) but there is no rush, these events will be available whenever you are ready to start them

NOTE: the Downtown Developer 4 Event will be available with the May 2021 update

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It doesn’t matter which event you are completing as they all work the same way, they just unlock a different apartment. I will colour code each event so you know if something is different. Downtown Developer 1 is in Yellow, Downtown Developer 2 is in Green, Downtown Developer 3 is in Blue and Downtown Developer 4 is in Red

The aim of these events is to collect all the Granite, Glass and Gold you need at different locations around Simtown, these resources are then used to build the luxury high rise apartment block (1), the onyx tower block (2), the oak avenue apartment (3) or 74th street apartment (4). Firstly you need to go to Downtown (use the Simtown Express to get there) and you will find three development icons, either side of the hospital.

You can start the Downtown Developer events in any order and if you have completed a previous one you can skip the tutorial

Downtown Developer Event 1– Click on this to get the option to demolish the buildings that are there:

Downtown Developer Event 2– Click on this to get the option to demolish the buildings that are there:

Downtown Developer Event 3– Click on this to get the option to demolish the buildings that are there:

Downtown Developer Event 4– Click on this to get the option to demolish the buildings that are there:

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Once demolished the event will begin and the first time limit will start, there are time limits in these events but there are different time limits for each stage, keep reading for more information on this

A lot of the images below are from the downtown developer 1 event but 2, 3 and 4 work the same, the grand prize is the only thing that is different

You will then get tasks to complete, these will explain how this event works so make sure you read them:

  • Open downtown developer menu- click on the orange symbol next to the downtown developer task to get to this menu, the menu is where you can see your progress in this event:

At the top you will see all the stages to complete in this event, then you will see the permit you currently have and below you can see the current stage requirements, right now only granite is required to complete stage one but this screenshot below shows a later stage that requires more resources:

  • View major stage deadlines- if you go back to the menu, on the bar at the top you will see under stage 2 it says ‘3 days’ this means you have 3 days to fill the bar by collecting the resources to reach stage 2 to be on track in this event, if you don’t complete a stage in the time limit you will be forced to spend simoleons to progress in this event (I don’t know how many simoleons it will cost as it varies depending on what level you are on, so if you are on level 55 expect a high cost!)

The time limits for each stage are:

  • Reach stage 2– 3 days
  • Reach stage 4– 6 days
  • Reach stage 6– 6 days
  • Reach stage 9 (final stage)– 15 days

These stages above are major upgrades so the building site will change when you reach these milestones, you will also receive other rewards when you reach each of these stages:

  • Stage 2– 2LP, 2SP and 1 Glass (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 4– 5LP, 5SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 6– 10LP, 10SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
  • Stage 9/Grand Prize– Empty 3 Story Apartment Lot, S20,000, 20LP and 15SP

  • Go to the resource location- every 24 hours you will receive a new permit to collect a resource at a different location, go back to the menu to find where you need to go and you can click ‘visit’ on the location to go straight there:

The location will be different for you and it will only be places you have already unlocked so if you haven’t build downtown high school yet you won’t get a permit to go there

  • Assign a sim to an x- once at the location you need to find the 2 x spots, have a sim click on one of these and select Collect Shard- 3 hours 55 minutes:

GLITCH: sometimes after you have put your sims on to collect shards they won’t collect them when you return hours later, while they work on a fix- move the sims next to the x before you click on the x and make sure you see them starting the action before you close the game or go somewhere else in simtown. If you have missed out on the time limited prizes due to this issue please contact the makers to see if you can be compensated.

Only two sims can collect shards at one time and a shard does not make a full piece, depending on the resource you need to collect different amounts of shards to make one resource:

  • Granite– collect 2 shards to make 1 granite
  • Glass– collect 3 shards to make 1 glass
  • Gold– collect 4 shards to make 1 gold

You need to collect a full piece within 24 hours to be able to use that towards your next permit, if you only collect one shard then you will lose this

  • Review resource progress- click on the menu to check your progress, the current requirements show you how many resources you need to complete that stage:

If you want to skip with SP this is the best place to do it as it is more expensive if you skip from the task action itself or the permit section of the menu:

How many SP do I need to collect instantly?

  • 1 Granite = 15 Social Points
  • 1 Glass = 47 Social Points
  • 1 Gold = 146 Social Points

The amounts above are roughly correct, it will be one or two SP out as you increase the amount of resources but it gives you some idea of how many you would need

  • Review the major stage timer- here you can see the next stage is locked:

If you miss one stage you can still catch up at the next stage as the time limit for the next stage does not start until you have completed the previous, for example, if you miss out on completing the 4th stage in the 6 day time limit once you have paid your simoleons to move on you will still get the full 6 day time limit to reach the 6th stage

If you complete the final stage of the Downtown Developer 1 in the 15 day time limit you will unlock the 3 Story Luxury Apartment that can be built on the high rise block, you still unlock the apartment block if you don’t complete this event in the time limit, once complete you will be able to build the empty 3 story to build your own apartment:

I warn you now, this building is hideous when complete! But the 3 story luxury apartment is very nice, if you don’t like it you can build the empty 3 story or even one of the original penthouse apartments

Take a tour of the 3 Story Luxury Apartment here:

Watch my walkthrough of this event here:

If you complete the final stage of the Downtown Developer 2 in the 15 day time limit you will unlock the 3 Story Onyx Towers that can be built on the onyx towers block, you still unlock the apartment block if you don’t complete this event in the time limit, once complete you will be able to build the empty 3 story onyx to build your own apartment:

Again this building is hideous when complete- unfortunately this time it is hideous inside and out! If you don’t like it you can build the empty 3 story or even one of the original penthouse apartments

I have no love for this build whatsoever- every single wall is black, including the exterior walls! Oh apart from the patches of green moss!! And the windows are tinted so no natural light is getting into this apartment. The gold door frames are probably so the sims can find the exits! After taking 30 days to complete this long and tedious event it would be great if the prize was at least worth the effort!

The best part of this completing this event in the time limit is you unlock some of the items in buy mode- I think we can all put them to better use than how they have been used in the apartment above!

Take a tour of the 3 Story Onyx Towers here:

Watch my walkthrough of this event here:

If you complete the final stage of the Downtown Developer 3 in the 15 day time limit you will unlock the 3 Story Oak Avenue Apartment that can be built on the high rise block, you still unlock the apartment block if you don’t complete this event in the time limit, once complete you will be able to build the empty 3 story oak avenue to build your own apartment:

This apartment is a huge improvement on the second one!

If you complete this event in the time limit you also unlock the grand bookcases and windows:

The bookcases are the size of two stories so you can create some amazing mezzanines with these!

Take a tour of the 3 Story Oak Avenue here:

If you complete the final stage of the Downtown Developer 4 in the 15 day time limit you will unlock the 3 Story 74th Street Apartment that can be built on the high rise block, you still unlock the apartment block if you don’t complete this event in the time limit, once complete you will be able to build the empty 3 story to build your own apartment:

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This apartment is probably the one with the nicest exterior but it is very boring, spending 30 days completing this event to unlock this house that is mostly corridors seems like a waste of time:

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If you complete this event on time you also unlock the stairs and doors. I really love these items, it seems like the only reason to complete this in the time limit is to unlock these rather than the house template:

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Take a tour of the 3 Story 74th Street Apartment here:

Remember:

  • You need to have completed the Simtown Express Quest to unlock Downtown before you can start these events
  • You can only complete one downtown developer event at a time
  • These events are available forever so there is no rush to begin them but once you do start the first timer will begin, then it should take 30 days to complete
  • A new permit is issued every 24 hours

  • The location will be different for you and it will only be places you have already unlocked so you don’t have to build any new locations to find the resources
  • Only two sims can collect shards at once

GLITCH: sometimes after you have put your sims on to collect shards they won’t collect them when you return hours later, while they work on a fix- move the sims next to the x before you click on the x and make sure you see them starting the action before you close the game or go somewhere else in simtown. If you have missed out on the time limited prizes due to this issue please contact the makers to see if you can be compensated.

  • A shard is not a whole resource, if you don’t collect a whole resource in 24 hours you will lose the shards you have collected:
    • 2 Granite Shards= 1 Granite
    • 3 Glass Shards= 1 Glass
    • 4 Gold Shards= 1 Gold
  • The next major timer doesn’t start until the previous major milestone is complete
  • There are 9 stages to complete, completing each stage earns you rewards:
    • Stage 1- 2LP
    • Stage 2- Major upgrade, 2LP, 2SP and 1 Glass (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 3- 5SP
    • Stage 4- Major upgrade, 5LP, 5SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 5- 10SP
    • Stage 6- Major upgrade, 10LP, 10SP and 1 Gold (which can then be used in the next stage)
    • Stage 7- S10,000
    • Stage 8- 15LP
    • Stage 9/Final Stage- Empty 3 Story Apartment Lot, S20,000, 20LP and 15SP
  • How many resources do I need for each stage?

Below I have listed how many resources you will need for each stage, some stages carry over resources from previous stages and some resources are rewards for reaching certain stages so I have only included how many you will need to make for that stage but I have included the total above those stages, for example stage 1 and 2 requires 6 Granite in total, you make 1 in stage 1 and the other 5 in stage 2:

  • Stages 1 & 2- 6 Granite in total 
    • Stage 1- 1 Granite
    • Stage 2- 5 Granite
  • Stages 3 & 4- 11 Granite and 8 Glass
    • Stage 3- 7 Granite and 3 Glass
    • Stage 4- 4 Granite and 4 Glass
  • Stages 5 & 6- 8 Granite, 5 Glass and 4 Gold
    • Stage 5- 4 Granite, 2 Glass and 1 Gold
    • Stage 6- 4 Granite, 3 Glass and 2 Gold
  • Stages 7, 8 & 9- 24 Granite, 16 Glass and 13 Gold
    • Stage 7- 8 Granite, 6 Glass and 3 Gold
    • Stage 8- 10 Granite, 7 Glass and 7 Gold
    • Stage 9/ Final Stage- 6 Granite, 3 Glass and 2 Gold
  • If you earn enough resources before the 24 hours is over then you will have to wait for the rest of the 24 hours before you will get your next permit:


What do I think of these events? I was really upset when I saw they were adding another downtown developer event  after all the feedback I have given them about the first. They haven’t even fixed the glitch on the first one yet so it bound to occur again in this second event too! This is another event where unless you can play all day then you won’t be able to complete it in the time limit, the fact you have to pay if you miss a time limit I think is ridiculous and it is bound to cost thousands of simoleons. I still am yet to play the first event properly on my own game- the horror stories I have heard have really put me off. At least 90% of the comments about this event are negative yet they still decided another one was the right thing to add, it really makes me wonder why I bother trying to give them feedback, they clearly want this game to fail.


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