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General Tips

Camera: Remember to use the Wall icon in the top right hand corner to remove the walls from your house if they are blocking your view. This makes playing easier and generally you only need to walls visible if you want to take a nice look at your complete house.

Cooking: To cook using the main cooker, there needs to be adequate preparation space around your kitchen i.e. a clear surface for them to chop food on. If they do not have this, they cannot cook!

Gifting: You can ‘gift’ items to friends in The Sims Social, but it makes sense to use this as a trading tool. If you have a lot of Fury stacked up, send them some in return for something that your Sim needs.

Impossible Actions: If your Sim is desperate for a particular need (like the toilet), but your toilet is broken, you can always go to a friend’s house and use theirs. It may be a bit rude, but if you’re strapped for cash, it’s not a bad idea. Also, if a particular action is ‘greyed out’ in your house (Daydream is the main one), go to a friend’s as you will be able to perform it there. This occurs in the IQ Club mission in particular, where you must Daydream 5 times. Once you Daydream in a chair once, you cannot do it again, so use those at your friend’s house instead of having to buy more furniture.

Posts: The game is obviously built to interact with Facebook, and you get Simoleons and other rewards for posting about your Sim and reading the posts of others.

Self-Assembly: Unlike previous Sims games, building extends to far more than just your house in The Sims Social. In this game, you need to watch out for a hammer sign in the corner of an item icon. It is like buying something to have to assemble it yourself, except this time, you need to gather all the bits and pieces yourself! Once you have finished building it, post it to your wall so that your friends can get Bling.

Self-Storage: If you buy too many items, or run out of space, there are no disadvantages to leaving items outside. Obviously you don’t want to look like a tramp! But, until you have the money to buy more rooms, or if your actual storage is full up the game is happy to allow you to keep indoor items out in the cold.

Sharing: Sharing is key to The Sims Social. Use your Facebook Wall to share your own stories and read info from others. The Wall is used to provide collectibles and Bling too.

Time Saver: It is better to click on objects in the scenery, rather than the Needs icons. This is because the game tries to work out what is best if you use the Need icons. So if your Sim needs to wash their hands, they may walk a long way out of their way to do so, just because the sink in your kitchen is newer than the one in your bathroom. Really they should always use the closest item, but you have to tell your Sim to do this at the moment.

Variety: To maximise Social Points, keep varying your actions when speaking to other Sims. If you repeat the same interaction twice, a negative rating is given.



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