so too must our tactics in terms of how we play and how we help each other to play. The Courtesy House
is the perfect example of this.
Originally when the idea of a Courtesy House
was first kicked around for most players it meant building a Haunted House on a lot that none of their Sims
actually lived at. The house was used to hold as many of the Haunted Items
as possible - and included all of the standard items that a Sim Home would have so that visiting Sims could keep their Stats
up while they worked the various Quests
to earn SP
and also, for Simmers who lacked the accoutrements in their home town, worked various hobbies and Jobs
as they apply.
As the game matured though, and the number of different Objects
grew, it became evident that a second type of Courtesy House
was required - a Jobs
Where the first Courtesy House
contains all of the Hobby
that are required - and usually but not always includes a second floor with a fire pole for the SP Quests
that require that - this second Jobs
House holds all of the objects used for Career
development, including (but not limited to) Fashion
Tables, the Politics Mirror
, and etc.
Locating the Courtesy Houses
It is traditional to place the two Courtesy Houses in the two isolated lots in the bottom left hand corner of the Game Play
map - directly south of the Art Museum.
In addition to building the Jobs
House with all of the Career
it should also contain a bedroom with a bed, couch, TV, and wardrobe and a fully equipped bathroom at a minimum to allow your visitors to keep their Sims
The Haunted Courtesy House offers everything a visitor needs to obtain the Ghost-related Missions and then some!
2016 Update - Our New Courtesy Houses
We're in the process of adding some courtesy houses to help with your social Goals
. I have one in my town and will update this page when I add more. Please subscribe to our guide updates to stay updated.
My Gamecenter ID is DaGardnerz - you can add me to help fill your social Goals
Here is a screenshot of how the house looks now.
And here is the location. We've stuck it just to the left of the bridge on the screenshot below.
Courtesy House Location - Bottom Right
The new social Goals
system in the game has demonstrated the need to add a Courtesy House
in your town so that visiting Neighbors
will have a single destination that they can head to in order to complete most of those goals.
The most common choice for placing the Courtesy House
is on the lot in the bottom-left-hand-corner of the map. For our Courtesy House we decided to go with a Haunted House Theme - since Ghost Hunting Actions are one of the goal topics and besides, that gives all the Sims
in our town who are working the Ghost Hobby
a single destination to do it!
As you can see from the image above, we went whole-hog on decorating the place - but that is not an uncommon approach for serious FreePlay fans - after all your Courtesy House
represents you to the community of players at large, right? So looking your best means looking good!
In addition to the obvious Items
a Courtesy House
should contain as many of the items required for social Goals
completion, which at a minimum would include the following:
- Diving Board in the Pool
- Fireman's Pole
- Frisbee and Dog
- Garden Plots
- Haunted Items for Ghost Hunting
- Magazine Stack
- Painting Easel
- Pool Toy in the Pool
- Swimming Pool
- Woodworking Bench
That is just a start - we will add any other useful required Items
when we discover them!
Our Haunted Themed Courtesy House for Visiting Neighbors