Sims News Overview
As the world witnesses the light at the end of the Covid tunnel and we all hunker down for the holidays, Simmers continue to find joy and solace in their unique pixelated worlds. The Sims FreePlay, The Sims Mobile, and the Sims 4 persisted this week with only a few hiccups, but the result is mainly happy, snowboarding, caroling, and holiday shopping Simmers.
The Sims FreePlay
Sims Freeplayers were delighted this week as they enjoyed the second leg of their holiday events. "A Christmas Carole," a quirky seasonal quest that leads Simmers to save Christmas from the miserly minds who would ruin it for profit, began December 12th. This immense quest rewards all the quaint London accoutrements needed for a holiday in bonny old England: corner bookcases, elegant arm chairs, a cherry red telephone box, rounded tudor tables, a spiral bookcase, and much more. Simmers who complete the entire quest win the stunning Albion square, a large lot consisting of posh, snow-covered row houses.
In addition, Sims Freeplay gifted their players a "Baby Yoda" statue to celebrate the enormous success of the Mandalorian. For FreePlay's birthday, developers gave their players mystery keys and holiday items. FreePlayers are also enjoying double paperboy rewards.
On the horizon and beginning December 25th is the Moroccan-themed Influence Island. Players will cajole and convince game NPCs into friendship in order to win the coveted network credits necessary to purchase stunning Moroccan kitchen accessories.
The Sims Mobile
The holidays arrived in Sims Mobile with a bang. This week, Sims Mobile Gamechangers revealed a massive base game update to the Sims Mobile that has players absolutely purring with pleasure. For a while, Sims Mobile had earned notoriety for unimaginative game play and a stagnating, heavily glitchy game experience for game veterans. Those game veterans often took to Twitter to advocate for a better experience: improved parties, an updated Create-a-Sim, and more meaningful gameplay. While the newest Sims Mobile update did not deliver new gameplay outside of currency-gobbling events, it did offer base game quality of life updates that have its players pleased.
December 14th, the Sims Mobile added a slew of not only new Create-a-Sim fashions but also a landslide of new build/buy objects. These refreshed items have encouraged players to renovate their homes and dress their Sims in the freshest fashions. The update took on new significance when developers revealed that, alongside these additions, they folded new, cultural items into the game for free. Thus, players received afro-textured hairs, Indian saris, south Asian-inspired trousers, boldly patterned outfits, and more. Eco Workshop received a shipment of past summer throwdown items like juice bars, juice nooks, male and female retro tops, and banners.
Of course, this update came brimming with events. Treasure Hunt: Seasons Greetings encourages Simmers to dig for artifacts, research at home, and uncover the rare relics and golden bunnies that purchase seasonal decor. Mobile Simmers can unearth such prizes as rugs, chairs, stockings, holiday lighting, rustic wood-framed beds, and of course Christmas trees. This event began December 14th. Wumples joined the holiday festivities by offering "Twelve Days of Wumples." Each day of this special event asks players to complete a simple task for Wumples. After completing this task, players get a special holiday item: a string of light, a kinara, a menorah, and more. On the horizon, Sims Mobile players can expect a Sweet Treats event, which will trigger December 28th and offer glittering, glamorous New Year items such as a shining, sequined ball, drink carts, twinkling chandeliers, Art Deco furniture, and far more.
Packs for this update are plentiful. This week, Simmers saw the Tis the Season Pack and the Deck the Halls pack rerun.
This enormous update was not without hiccups, however. After updating, many Simmers experienced constant crashing. Developers corrected this issue within 48 hours and compensated Mobile players.
As always, for holiday-themed games, a virtual Secret Santa, cookie and tree decorating challenges, CAS and build challenges, join the Sims Nation on Facebook or Discord!
The Sims 4
The world of Sims 4 was largely quiet this week, but speculation about the next pack has begun brewing. While some Simmers have begun bubbling about a possible high school pack, others are still wishing for a Medieval or Happy Haunts. The community is also a twitter about a few Simming award competitions. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming packs and community-based events.
Until next time, stay safe, happy holidays, and happy Simming!