The beginning of a new month brought a series of expected and important changes to the Sims Community. Sims Freeplay finally revealed their gamut of candy-colorful events, Sims Mobile rolled out their newest Treasure Hunt game mechanic with promises of a Sweet Treats event to follow soon afterward, and Sims 4 began its first round of complexion-correcting patches with a few added surprises, surprises.
The Sims FreePlay
After weeks of waiting and wondering, FreePlayers finally received the list of new events that would occupy them during October. In addition to an October 5th "Share your Care" live event that endows the participating player with living care bears, rainbow colored doors, striped flags, and lollipop-growing hedges, FreePlay will also offer players a combination of new and old fan-favorite events.
October 6th brought the Downtown Developer 3 event, though this rollout was not without hiccups. Players soon discovered they could not build what they needed for the event, and Gurus soon investigated and corrected the issue.
On October 12, the beloved "Ghost Flustered" event will return. This event awards players with fantasy skin colors such as red, green, blue, and more! Stay tuned on the Simmer's Digest website for exclusive walkthroughs to help you with this event.
A second season of Influence Island begins on October 16th, this time offering a collection of sleek kitchen cabinets, stoves, and mini-fridges alongside a few bedroom pieces like beds, sofas, and fireplaces. SimChase season 20 initiates October 20th, and it brings a host of Halloween-themed items like bare, monstrous trees, moon lamps. jack-o-lanterns, the coveted trick-or-sweet bear and much more.
Daring Dos, a hobby event that awards the player female hairstyles, returns to the game October 29th, and Simmers can expect a new maternity event on that day as well. If this were not all, the paperboy will deliver twice the rewards between October 28th and November 7th.
The Sims Mobile
While the Sims Mobile had already unveiled their new Treasure Hunt event, which began September 28th, the developers also released blog notes that further described what Simmers can expect in the coming weeks. Developers made a large improvement to the LlamaZoom mechanic: task cards that used to ask for “any relationship, career, or hobby event” now only ask for “any event.” This means Eco Workshop, Treasure Hunting, and Sweet Treat events now count toward standard and long LlamaZoom task cards. In addition, the likelihood of these "any event" cards increased in this patch.
Sims Mobile developers also noted that the Foxbury Institute Sweet Treats would begin October 12th and offer players the following items:
-Foxbury Lobster mascot costume (body & head) for male and female Sims
Royal Box Prizes:
Sweet Box Prizes:
-Dorm room bookcase
-Energy drink wall poster
-Stack of books
-Tracksuit pants for female Sims
-Cardigan for male Sims
A curious Wumples event triggered in-game October 4th, offering players a jail cell toilet and soap shelf. (No, we aren't kidding.)
There will be another Wumples event come October 18th that offers players some much needed menswear.
Lastly, the patch added new items to Eco Workshop. Players can now craft soft launch loyalty rewards such as a suit of armor, a bear outfit, and a plush men's lounge robe. Players can also craft a few items from an older illamanati quest: suits, a frilled shirt for women, and a sweat suit top.
Naturally, this half of the update came with new purchasable packs: the "Keep it Kitsch" and the "Back in Business" pack.
Available from October 11th for $6.99 USD, "Keep it Kitschy" offers players:
-Exquisitely delicate decanter
-Fernando the Flamingo
-Art Deco Print
-Beautiful Beaded curtain
-Tropical neon light
-Malt Shop Jukebox
"Back in Business" will trigger in-game October 18th for $9.99 USD. It offers an all female wardrobe which includes:
-Enterprising Individual Suit
-Terrific Tartan Pants
-Patterned Pencil Skirt
-The Business Blouse
The Sims 4
Meanwhile, Sims 4 unleashed a patch of their own October 6th. This patch, meant to correct existing, splotchy skin tones, opened to mixed reviews. Game Changers and YouTubers alike pointed out that the color around Sim noses, eyes, and mouths is still inconsistent. This color correction accompanied a surprise free base game update to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. In a pop-up Twitch stream, Sim Gurus shared that the skin tone update would include a few CAS and build items to celebrate Hispanic culture. Bright jerseys and jackets bearing the butterfly, a symbol of peaceful migration, can now be found in Create-a-Sim. Simmers can also enjoy brand new grills, fresh cultural grill recipes, and lovely murals in build-buy. Many Simmers are still eagerly looking forward to hints about the next Sims 4 expansion pack, and they are lifting their eyes to December, when Maxis has promised new skin tones and skin tone sliders in an upcoming patch.
That's it for for now, but keep it locked on the Simmer's Digest website. We keep you informed day and night!
Stay safe, wash your hands, VOTE, and happy Simming.