Building in the Sims Mobile is often a labor of love, one that requires gargantuan creativity and saintlike patience. Sims Mobile, as a relatively new iteration of the Sims franchise, has limited build objects and even more limited build features; Sims Mobile houses do not have balconies, basements, pools, porches, flat roofs, functional staircases, or a moveable mailbox.
Players like TSM Lhyn, who manage large palatial builds despite Sims Mobile’s limitations, do so through sheer persistence, know-how, and a healthy dose of good old-fashioned glitching.
I sat down with Lhyn recently, hoping she would impart some of her knowledge unto us mere Mobile building mortals.
Alaeryn: Hi, Lhyn! Thank you so much for agreeing to talk to Simmer’s Digest! Tell us about yourself! Where are you from?
Lhyn: Hi! I'm Lhyn in real life too hehe... From [the] Philippines.
Alaeryn: What was the first Sims game that you ever remember playing?
Lhyn: I just played Sims early this year. I first tried [The Sims Mobile] and then [The Sims FreePlay], and I have liked TSM more so I stopped playing TSF.
Alaeryn: It looks like you really enjoy palatial builds in the Sims Mobile! What is your advice to others about how to build big, grand-looking palaces?
Lhyn: I really don't know what to say about that. I just liked experimenting the exteriors of my builds. [I] try and try until it looks good enough, at least for my eight-year old son. He's my number one critic.
Alaeryn: You’re also well-known in the Sims community for such creative builds as your farm build for Karen Keren’s shell challenge! Where do you find inspiration?
Lhyn: It's all experiment.. I don't have skills on different styles in building, I just keep on trying. No theme or [anything.]
Alaeryn: How are you feeling about the latest Sims Mobile update? Do you have a favorite new item?
Lhyn: It's amazing! I love everything! The hairs, the outfits, the furniture. EVERYTHING. I'm glad I played this game!
Alaeryn: You’re a wonderful builder, but what about Create-a-Sim? Tell us about your Sims and your unique style!
Lhyn: Oh! That's my weakness ... In real life I didn't even know how to put on make-up! Hahahah.. So maybe that's the reason why [I’m not great at CAS.]
Alaeryn: What are some updates you want for later Sims Mobile updates?
Lhyn: I want to be able to party on different lots and have more playable Sim slots!
Alaeryn: Anything else you want fellow Simmers to know?
Lhyn: Please be kind to all Simmers.
Lhyn’s main account Sims.
Lhyn’s Sims enjoying their lavish home.
One of Lhyn’s palatial builds.
Glitching build features that don’t actually exist in game is becoming increasingly popular amongst Sims Mobile builders. This practice has been incredibly common amongst Sims FreePlayers.