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The Teen Expansions

This may very well be the most highly anticipated and desired expansion content in the game so far -- the ability to take your Preteen and mature them into a Teen!

The new content is part of the most recent update, so you will need to patch your game with that before you can participate in it. After you have patched the game the next time you load it up the new content will kick in, starting with the Petrifying Putting Green Challenge -- which the game will ask you whether you want to participate in -- and of course you do! Read the details below to learn what it is and why you want it!

The new update also adds new Quest Boxes to your Quest Box System - the Coming of Age Quests, and The Great Ghost Escape Challenge!

New FREE Items Added!

If any of your Sims still have the large (cheap) old style of TV in their houses well here is some really great news for them! Progressive Insurance is the advertiser of the month it seems, and the branded item that they have paid to have added to the game is a nice FREE Flat Screen TV. So hey, bonus! Replace all those nasty old CRT style TV sets with a new Flat Screen!

A second item of opportunity has been added in the form of the Progressive Car -- a Free sedan style racer that you can get for any Sims who do not yet have a car (assuming you have build the Car Dealership that is).

Sponsorships often result in new items and a free car is a great new item!

Coming of Age Quest (Level 23)

Once your town has reached to at least Level 23, you will flag the new Coming of Age quest from the Teen Expansion (assuming that you have properly patched your game). Not only do you get to morph your Preteens into Teens, but you can build the High School and have them embark upon a new path. Finally the Alien that previously landed in your town and then departed for their distant home is back -- not only that but that Alien whose name is Osiris -- is integral to the new Teen expansion and its quests!The “Coming of Age” Quest Series consists of:

  • Be Nice To Osiris
    To complete the first quest all that you need to do is have one of your Sims do the Be Nice Action with Osiris!
  • Bake Donuts
    Baking Donuts is one of those baking recipes that can go wrong and start a fire, so you want to be sure you hit the right spot on the spinner after the timer is up. Baking Donuts is an 8h task.
  • Be Nice To Osiris
    As before simply have one of your Sims complete the "Be Nice" Action with Osiris.
  • Read The Big Book Of Stuff
    You can find this book option on any of the standard bookshelf objects in your Sim's homes. This is a 16h Task. Once you complete reading it you get the next Task!
  • Watch A Movie Marathon
    Usually you can start something like this earlier than actually flagging it and you will still get it so you may want to have one of your Sims start the action while you are still working on part of the previous Task to split the time. If that does not work though, then you are out nothing but still have it to do!
  • Bake Chocolate Pudding
    This is a 2h task and any of your Sims should be able to manage it!
  • Talk to a Tree
    This is exactly what it sounds like - you simply tap on a tree in your Sim's yard and have them talk to it! It is a 12h event mind you, so keep that in mind!
  • Grow Potatoes
    This is a 2h Gardening Task. Once it is complete and you harvest the crop you have completed this stage in the quest.
  • Be Nice To Osiris
    As before simply have one of your Sims complete the "Be Nice" Action with Osiris.
  • Be Inconspicuous On A Park Bench
    Head to the Park and have a seat on a bench, selecting the Be Inconspicuous option.
  • Bake Birthday Cake
    By far the longest of the tasks in the quest line -- and in this instance you should do this with a Sim who has a Preteen in their family and in the house... The Cake will cost you 5 LP, and thanks to the modifications provided by Osiris will allow one of your Preteens to grow into being a Teen!

The new Teen form is almost adult-sized - here is mom and daughter for comparison
The Results
Once you complete the above quest lines, you will finally be able to mature your Preteen Sims into Teen Sims using the Birthday Cake object, and then begin to complete the quest to build the new High School and send them off to become popular and more useful members of your Sim Town!

Completing the first quest line above also has the effect of causing Osiris to once again get back into their spaceship and depart your town. No worries -- they will be back someday!

In addition to these new opportunities for a new age group the wizards behind the game have added some new purchases to the phones, specifically the Adopt a Preteen and Adopt a Teen options.

Soft options for gamers who do not want to follow the established path and have their couple build a relationship and marry, then have a kid, bake some cakes (each takes an entire real-world day to bake) and bring your kids up the usual way...

There are a number of paths that become available once you have the High School built and your Teens can start to explore the different semi-career paths that are currently available (there will likely be additional ones added to the game later).

Higher Education Quest Line

Now that your town actually has Teen Sims in it, the time has come to begin the quest to give it the ability to address their needs, which is actually a simple quest line that results in the building of a High School! To get started with that simply complete the following quest actions:

The “Higher Education” Quest Series consists of:

  • Watch the News
    Have one of your Sims sit down at the TV for this 4m task.
  • Call Mom
    Use the phone for the 30s Task to Call Mom.
  • Build the Town Hall
    Actually chances are you have already done that but if not, well, go do it!
  • Start a New Career at the Town Hall
    This one is a rub because even if you already have mastered that profession you will need to have a Sim start it there anew anyway for this quest bit...
  • Make a Speech at the Park
    Simply send one of your Politician Sims to the Park and have them make a speech on the soapbox!
  • Cook Double Smoked Pulled Pork on a BBQ
    That is a 17h Task and presumably you are doing it to host a gathering of concerned parents to use it as a bribe?
  • Bribe Ducks with Caviar
    Right so it seems that Ducks actually vote? Whether they do or not you need to shy down to the Park and bribe them with some caviar. You know? Like now? If you thought the BBQ was a pain at 17h considering that THIS task requires a full DAY to complete and now you know what Pain Is.
  • Be Inconspicuous on a Park Bench
    Seems there is nervous tension everywhere these days - so head over to the nearby bench and be inconspicuous!
  • Get Promoted to Level 2 at Town Hall
    Most of the time the requirements for a quest do not force you to do things that may disrupt the regular course of your Sim and their life, but in this case we just have to grin and take it... Just kidding! As long as you have a Politician who is Level 2 or higher this should be an instant complete.
  • Call the Mayor
    What if you are the Mayor? Doesn't matter! Head home, use the phone, call the Mayor! Well that was 3 minutes of your life you will never get back, but hey, when you are talking about your kids you are willing to do almost anything!
  • Bake Caramel Slice
    The recipe for Caramel Slice is not dangerous -- no risk of fire -- but it will take you 10 hours, so the folks back at work better appreciate your efforts!
  • Announce Grand Opening on Soapbox in the Park
    Time to head back to the Park and use the Soapbox again! Bear in mind that like a lot of the tasks for this quest series, this one is also time-intensive, with a 13 hour timer to it. Still it is all worth it in the end, and you are in the final 10% of the quest now!

The end of the second quest unlocks the High School building site
The Aftermath
After your 13-hour filibuster on the Soapbox in the Park you have managed to have your way -- congratulation! You have now unlocked the buildings site for the new Sim High School! The fighting Aliens sports team will be proud!

Building the High School requires you to have $200,000 Simoleons, 18 Sims resident in your town, and will take 36 hours to build. Once it is built and the game unlocks classes, you will be able to send your Teen Sims to school there!

Well done you!


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