Tips about weekly tasks (updated april 2016)

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Re: Tips about goals

Post by penlopej » 05 Apr 2014, 05:55

I stopped using the key goals with the new update. I am too impatient to wait 10 weeks for the "bonanza" payout (except once). Now I find it more productive to use my free sims to do hobbies so that I can get LP's. I still have quite a lot of LP's from the reindeer glitch but with this update you can never have too many!

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Re: Tips about goals

Post by Cyril » 05 Apr 2014, 09:20

I've been working the Death update for several days now, and I'd say doing the goals is very worthwhile.

There is plenty of time (with the better life goal tasks) to earn an orb, and have a normal Sim life, especially if you start the life dream from a toddler.

There are regular LP rewards for certain goals, and there are LPs for getting to milestones in the weekly tasks. If you use the time zone change, some time specific goals complete instantly, and the goals to get more than one Sim to do a task are also instantaneous. I ALWAYS cancel a goal once the reward has been given. With the life timer ticking, there's an incentive to save the Sims precious minutes, and you can get the same Sim to do several tasks, without losing too much of their life.

My last 10 key reward had over 50 LPs, so I was happy with that too.
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Re: Tips about goals

Post by ldmcp » 02 May 2014, 21:33

Hello, I've been playing The Sims Freeplay for a few days now and am onto the task in level 6 - make two Sims friends. The only problem is, because I've been actively playing, my Sims are already all good friends.

Do I just need to pick two and make them forget each other by not interacting, or making them fall out and then rekindling their friendship? Or am I better off just adding another Sim? Would this affect further tasks?

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Re: Tips about goals

Post by Perturbee » 03 May 2014, 07:42

ldmcp wrote:Hello, I've been playing The Sims Freeplay for a few days now and am onto the task in level 6 - make two Sims friends. The only problem is, because I've been actively playing, my Sims are already all good friends.

Do I just need to pick two and make them forget each other by not interacting, or making them fall out and then rekindling their friendship? Or am I better off just adding another Sim? Would this affect further tasks?
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Most people who reach level 6 and do the goals will have 4-5 Sims in town. The goals aren't based on level, they have a specific order of appearance. There are quests which appear at certain levels, but they are clearly indicated. The first one you should encounter is "Love is in the Air" about now on level 6 (unless you started playing with a money/LP cheated save game). The list of the order of these quests is in the main forum here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=232 You'll also find the quest details.

As for your predicament, there is no right or wrong way. It's a "strategic" decision.

Adding a Sim now, means you'll have to add one more later on for the tutorial goals. If I remember correctly, the goal "Get x Sims in town" or something is the end of the mandatory adding of Sims. (I think it was 4 Sims and then the next task is to have them dance at a stereo). I'm not sure if it is a negative effect to add one now and having to add more during the goals.

Making them fall out is probably a better option, and a bit faster (and cheaper) than building a new house to add a Sim.

There is also a third alternative. Deleting a Sim through "Browse Clothes" with a wardrobe, then adding another one using the now unoccupied house.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Tips about goals

Post by ErinPW » 02 Jun 2015, 10:03

While the Dream Homes update
Yesterday the weekly goal "Make a sim hibernate" showed up in my game.
It didn't complete with a baby, nor with a toddler :(
Then I tested the other age groups. The goal completed with a preteen, teen and adult. I can't check with a senior, as I don't have one. But I guess, it will work too.
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Re: Tips about goals

Post by JKCher » 02 Jun 2015, 17:11

I have my babies always hibernating unless I get a goal to do something with them and yeah the hibernate goal didn't work with my babies. So annoying. I don't know why they'd change that.

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Re: Tips about goals

Post by ErinPW » 02 Jun 2015, 18:46

JKCher wrote:I have my babies always hibernating unless I get a goal to do something with them and yeah the hibernate goal didn't work with my babies. So annoying. I don't know why they'd change that.
I don't understand this either. If the little cuties can do the task, they should get the reward, right?
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Re: Tips about goals

Post by JKCher » 02 Jun 2015, 19:53

ErinPW wrote:
JKCher wrote:I have my babies always hibernating unless I get a goal to do something with them and yeah the hibernate goal didn't work with my babies. So annoying. I don't know why they'd change that.
I don't understand this either. If the little cuties can do the task, they should get the reward, right?
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Re: Christmas 2015 Update - Changes

Post by Rosie » 13 Dec 2015, 22:16

Since the infants can crawl update, how do we get them to go into the pool with their mom? It's on my weekly tasks and I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks! :)

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Re: Christmas 2015 Update - Changes

Post by mockingbird288z » 13 Dec 2015, 22:27

Rosie wrote:Since the infants can crawl update, how do we get them to go into the pool with their mom? It's on my weekly tasks and I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks! :)
Are you sure the task is asking for infants? I know toddlers can be taken into the pool but I don't think babies can. Least I just tried many times and couldn't get it to work.
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