[QUEST] HANS On!

All information about updates!
(Quests, new stuff, other features!)
User avatar
mockingbird288z
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6085
Joined: 10 Oct 2013, 04:51
Location: Florida; UTC -4:00
x 942
Contact:

[QUEST] HANS On!

Post by mockingbird288z » 12 Sep 2018, 21:41

This is a 7 day quest. Prizes are Dishwashers and a Home Automation Network System (can turn all lights on/off at the same time among other things).

This is a 3 part quest.

All times where applicable are with 3-star items

Part 1
Talk to Professor Hans Free - 30 seconds
Consider helping the Professor - 41 minutes
Agree to help the Professor - 2 hours 15 minutes
Sleep on some ideas - 2 hours 40 minutes
Sanity check ideas - 1 hour 16 minutes
Watch "Talking Tech" - 3 hours 10 minutes
Discuss ideas with the Professor - 3 hours 15 minutes
Install HANS on a computer - 1 hours 32 minutes
Inspect computer - 2 hours 50 minutes
Report to the Professor - 4 hours 35 minutes
Discuss solution with the Professor - 5 hours 55 mintutes
Get clarity from the Professor - 4 hours 55 minutes
Find parts in house objects - 2 hours per action, need 20 parts, up to 8 sims can do it *the game notes to "quick complete this action to find extra parts"*
Make the HANS transmitter - 6 hours 26 minutes
Plug HANS transmitter into computer - 7 hours

Wait for HANS to boot - If you speed through the tasks you need to wait 1 day 23 hours or skip with LP. If you take more than 2 days to do the first part of the quest you don't need to wait at all.

Part 2
Vent to a Sim - 1 hour 15 minutes
Consider Professor's design - 2 hours 40 minutes
Discuss power source - 3 hours 55 minutes (x5, or 10 sims at one time)
Read "Geological Records" - 4 hours 30 minutes
Dig for Dimlite Ore in Park - 5 hours 30 minutes
Add Dimlite to HANS transmitter - 1 hour
Respond to the mysterious voice - 3 hours 40 minutes
Have a cold shower - 3 hours
Speak to HANS - 1 hour 50 minutes
Talk to HANS about ice cream - 3 hours 20 minutes
Have a selfie with HANS - 1 hour 40 minutes
Befriend HANS on Simbook - 2 hours 20 minutes (x8, or 8 sims at one time)
Teach HANS about lighting - 3 hours 40 minutes
Confront HANS - 3 hours 20 minutes
Call "Computer Whisperer Hotline" - 4 hours
Discuss problem with Susan Sparks - 6 hours 5 minutes

Wait for Susan - if you speed through Parts 1 and 2 you will have to wait 4 days 23 hours or pay 10 LP to skip. If you take more than 5 days to do part 1 and 2 you won't have to wait at all.

Part 3
Discuss HANS Solution - 5 minutes
Find parts in house objects - 2 hours per action, need 50 parts, up to 10 sims can do it *the game notes to "quick complete this action to find extra parts"*
Give parts to Susan Sparks - 15 minutes
Get HANS to dim lighting
Get Hans to change light color
Turn off HANS lighting
Deliver news about HANS - 30 minutes
Beg to the professor - 45 minutes
Call Susan for help - 1 hour 16 minutes
Download HANS to cell phone - 12 minutes
Convince the Professor - 1 hour 15 minutes
Present HANS to the Professor - 2 hours 15 minutes
Discuss HANS' wish with the Professor - 2 hours 25 minutes
Thanks Susan Sparks - 2 hours 55 minutes
Take photo with the Professor and Susan - 2 hours 5 minutes
Say farewell to the Professor and Susan - 4 hours 10 minutes
10 x
Facebook: Leah Taylor
HFN: 22 West Side -- Includes dog and cat
Luxury Living Update

User avatar
mockingbird288z
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6085
Joined: 10 Oct 2013, 04:51
Location: Florida; UTC -4:00
x 942
Contact:

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by mockingbird288z » 13 Sep 2018, 05:00

Some info on the dishwashers: they have a recharge time like the Singing Salmons and Rainbow Unicorn. When you buy a new one it comes "fully charged" but if you place one from inventory you have to wait for it to charge before being able to use it.

Strangely you can't select "charging" dishwashers to place them into inventory or to sell them. And you can't remodel a room around them. They are considered "in use".

The "Load Dirty Plates" action will instantly clear all used plates that don't have any food on them.
The "Load All Plates" action will instantly clear all plates - both dirty and ones that still have food on them.

The actual action can't be canceled and after either one the dishwasher needs to recharge for 1 hour.
7 x
Facebook: Leah Taylor
HFN: 22 West Side -- Includes dog and cat
Luxury Living Update

Simbellini
Sim Toddler
Sim Toddler
Posts: 37
Joined: 11 Feb 2017, 16:24
x 153

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by Simbellini » 13 Sep 2018, 08:44

So we'll need multiple dishwashers if we have 10 sims working or in an hour they won't be able to move for plates. Do you think they'll be limited objects or/and expensive sp maybe?
0 x

User avatar
mockingbird288z
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6085
Joined: 10 Oct 2013, 04:51
Location: Florida; UTC -4:00
x 942
Contact:

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by mockingbird288z » 13 Sep 2018, 08:56

Simbellini wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 08:44
So we'll need multiple dishwashers if we have 10 sims working or in an hour they won't be able to move for plates. Do you think they'll be limited objects or/and expensive sp maybe?
They aren't limited objects - you can place as many as you want to (or can afford!) on a lot at the same time. You can see the cost of the dishwashers here.


I don't think you will need multiple dishwashers if you have 10 sims working on one lot grinding for LP. If your sims cook more plates than there is room for the plates just pile up on top of each other so you don't really run out of room and your sims will just walk over the plates. The biggest worry about plates stacking up like that is the eventual lag it will cause on that lot. Depending on the type/age of device you have that could takes days to get to that point. And then just one 24 second action "Load All Plates" with the dishwasher will take care of that.

For 10 sims cooking on one lot I would just buy one dishwasher and then have my sims cook without worrying about where the plates go or how many there are and then at the end of the day or grind session have a sim load the dishwasher. 1 dishwasher per cooking lot and you'll be fine.
3 x
Facebook: Leah Taylor
HFN: 22 West Side -- Includes dog and cat
Luxury Living Update

User avatar
bluebeariscool
Sim Teen
Sim Teen
Posts: 394
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 15:28
Location: UK
x 47

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by bluebeariscool » 13 Sep 2018, 09:53

I’m glad at least the dishwashers can be bought with simoleans. Too many things that we grind so hard to unlock and often use SP in the process then cost more SP to buy!
4 x
GC: bluebeariscool
HFN: Starter House has fire pole, oven Fire, dirty pool and everything else needed for social tasks (I think)

Simbellini
Sim Toddler
Sim Toddler
Posts: 37
Joined: 11 Feb 2017, 16:24
x 153

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by Simbellini » 13 Sep 2018, 10:36

bluebeariscool wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 09:53
I’m glad at least the dishwashers can be bought with simoleans. Too many things that we grind so hard to unlock and often use SP in the process then cost more SP to buy!
You said it! Thanks Mockingbird - that's cheered me on to finish the quest.
0 x

User avatar
ErinPW
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4020
Joined: 10 Sep 2013, 10:41
Location: Germany, UTC +2
x 405

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by ErinPW » 13 Sep 2018, 14:37

For the task "Find parts in house objects" you can have 8 sims doing it at the same time.
4 x
Luxury Living, 5.40.1
iOS 11.4.1

HFN 3 Eastside includes cat and dog.
Haunted House 1 Museums Boulevard and Volcano View

User avatar
Savage_Xeno
Sim Toddler
Sim Toddler
Posts: 62
Joined: 24 Apr 2016, 17:55
x 1

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by Savage_Xeno » 13 Sep 2018, 22:03

Are there only two certain kinds of dishwashers available?
In the promotional pictures I keep seeing dishwashers that match the new luxury living and snow chalet counters but after completing the quest I don’t see those. Of course I did not, unfortunately, unlock all of the counters from the luxury living event but I would think one that matches at least the snow chalet counters would be available.
Do you think perhaps those ones will appear in the online stor or will maybe be released a later time?
Also slightly unrelated but I think it would be cool if they designed counters that matched other sets to go on top of the free standing stainless steel dishwasher.
1 x

User avatar
Kassandra
Sim Toddler
Sim Toddler
Posts: 13
Joined: 19 Mar 2018, 18:01
Location: Europe
x 15
Contact:

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by Kassandra » 14 Sep 2018, 09:49

Savage_Xeno wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 22:03
Are there only two certain kinds of dishwashers available? In the promotional pictures I keep seeing dishwashers that match the new luxury living and snow chalet counters but after completing the quest I don’t see those.
Promotional pictures:
cinema teaser.jpg
hans on quest teaser.jpg
-

Starting the quest I got the same impression:
hans on quest item preview.png
Left one looks like it might fit the navy white luxury line one, the other one good old plain silver.

The ingame desaster as seen here looks very bland in comparism. At first I was hoping it was just missing textures. The item description also says "Brown Black Dishwasher". Maybe they created multiple dishwashers and have a broken link in the database, handing out a different item as advertised as quest reward?

Regarding the second dishwasher... If we were able to push it into any available kitchen counter, the size makes sense. Like in the good old days of other SIms games in the franchise. If it's supposed to be a standalone item, they need to adjust the meassurements, as it clearly doesn't fit.
Attachments
as seen in the quest.png
as seen in the quest.png (14.08 KiB) Viewed 2839 times
1 x
Level 44/55 - Pirate and the Goddess quest

SKatF
Sim Veteran
Sim Veteran
Posts: 1445
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 22:58
x 471

Re: [QUEST] HANS On!

Post by SKatF » 14 Sep 2018, 15:50

Reality: I don't think they fit well with most kitchen benchtops/counters.

I would have taken more screenshots, but when placing my one of each (my purchase limit for now), once they were coming from inventory, they were frozen where placed, and couldn't be moved or put back in inventory. I think Mockingbird said it lasts 1 hour, the device reset time for a new load of dishes. This was despite no dishes (dirty or clean) being in my house, much less not using it. So be sure you place it where you want it!
Attachments
20180914_114459.jpg
20180914_114545.jpg
0 x

Post Reply