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Goals and Adding Sims

 
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Goals and Adding Sims
As your play progresses you will Notice that at different points you will arrive at what are basically cusp goal Events -- Goals that can only be completed by having X number of Sims on your property or participating at any one time.

With this operative system in play, what that means is that you will have to develop a strategy to move forward in building new Houses and creating new Sims as a regular part of your Game Play, at least until you have created all possible Sims you can for your current Town Level.

Bearing in mind that you have to exchange time for money, and you need money to build the Houses, the first four houses/Sims that you create can easily be managed by collecting Town income and gardening, but after that the expense of simply placing the unfinished house and furnishing it with the bare necessity required for the Sim you place there to live a proper existence will mean working towards gaining income during the construction process.

For example the 5th house that you place will take 2 Hours to build and cost $1000 -- so it should be placed as soon as you have the money to do that, and then while it is building you should work towards gaining the money you will need to furnish it.

Bear in mind that these expenses are going to get larger as you progress in the game, so you will either need to be diligent about making sure your Sims get off to work in the mornings or you will need to buy the resources you need, right mate?
Making enemies as well as friends plays into more than a few goals...

Building a Town



Build Costs
Part of the process of Adding Sims is the cost of building their homes -- and this varies depending upon the level you have reached and how many Sims you have in the game.

The following lists should help you to understand how this works, and therefore how to plan out your play and how to utilize your resources -- and motivate you to be there to send your Sims to work!

5 Sims Building Costs



  • Unfurnished Studio -- $5000 4 hours
  • Furnished Townhouse -- $10,000 4 Hours
  • Family Home -- $20,000 4 Hours
  • Mansion -- $30,000 4 Hours
  • Empty Lot -- $2,500 4 Hours
  • Medieval Castle -- 70 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Sci-Fi Shuttle -- 75 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Vampire Den -- 45 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Sharehouse -- 20 Life Points 4 Hours
  • The Sanctuary -- 10 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Dark Secret -- 15 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Geek Heaven -- 25 Life Points 4 Hours
  • Sim Cinema -- 75 Life Points 4 Hours


6 Sims Sims Building Cost



  • Unfurnished Studio -- $15000 8 hours
  • Furnished Townhouse -- $20,000 8 Hours
  • Family Home -- $30,000 8 Hours
  • Mansion -- $50,000 8 Hours
  • Empty Lot -- $7,500 8 Hours
  • Medieval Castle -- 70 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Sci-Fi Shuttle -- 75 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Vampire Den -- 45 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Sharehouse -- 20 Life Points 8 Hours
  • The Sanctuary -- 10 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Dark Secret -- 15 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Geek Heaven -- 25 Life Points 8 Hours
  • Sim Cinema -- 75 Life Points 8 Hours

Raising your Town Level is the path to adding to your Town Sims Cap

7 Sims Sims Building Cost



  • Unfurnished Studio -- $20,000 12 hours
  • Furnished Townhouse -- $30,000 12 Hours
  • Family Home -- $50,000 12 Hours
  • Mansion -- $60,000 12 Hours
  • Empty Lot -- $10,000 12 Hours
  • Medieval Castle -- 70 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Sci-Fi Shuttle -- 75 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Vampire Den -- 45 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Sharehouse -- 20 Life Points 12 Hours
  • The Sanctuary -- 10 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Dark Secret -- 15 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Geek Heaven -- 25 Life Points 12 Hours
  • Sim Cinema -- 75 Life Points 12 Hours


8 Sims Sims Building Cost



  • Unfurnished Studio -- $30,000 16 hours
  • Furnished Townhouse -- $40,000 16 Hours
  • Family Home -- $60,000 16 Hours
  • Mansion -- $70,000 16 Hours
  • Empty Lot -- $15,000 16 Hours
  • Medieval Castle -- 70 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Sci-Fi Shuttle -- 75 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Vampire Den -- 45 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Sharehouse -- 20 Life Points 16 Hours
  • The Sanctuary -- 10 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Dark Secret -- 15 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Geek Heaven -- 25 Life Points 16 Hours
  • Sim Cinema -- 75 Life Points 16 Hours


9 Sims Sims Building Cost



  • Unfurnished Studio -- $30,000 20 hours
  • Furnished Townhouse -- $40,000 20 Hours
  • Family Home -- $60,000 20 Hours
  • Mansion -- $70,000 20 Hours
  • Empty Lot -- $15,000 20 Hours
  • Medieval Castle -- 70 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Sci-Fi Shuttle -- 75 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Vampire Den -- 45 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Sharehouse -- 25 Life Points 20 Hours
  • The Sanctuary -- 15 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Dark Secret -- 20 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Geek Heaven -- 30 Life Points 20 Hours
  • Sim Cinema -- 75 Life Points 20 Hours

As you can see from the sampling above, the cost in Simoleons and the time increments for Houses that are priced in Simoleons by $10K and 4 hours on average, while the cost of Life Point based Housing increments much slower, with several levels of advancement required during which the time increments for houses purchased with Life Points before the actual cost in Life Points goes up as you can see by the lists above, and for Life Point housing it is not universal -- the costs increase for the more economical housing options but the higher-end do not immediately increase.

While it is tempting to purchase Life Points in order to speed things along or purchase the LP priced Housing, you will very likely find that if you are diligent in completing Goals you will have a steady stream of LP that will accumulate. The smarter buy is Simoleons if you are going to spend real money...

Build Requirements


There are specific build requirements in the game that must be met in order to gain access to the different types of Industry and Businesses -- these include specific numbers of Sims, specific minimum Town Value, and invariably include specific level requirements that dictate how many Sims you can actually have in your town -- a key element in the process of building and advancing the game.

Building a Town


One thing is well established -- your level is what dictates how many Sims you can place in your town -- so if you need more Sims in order to meet the requirement for a specific build, you will need to add them. If you cannot add them because you do not have the placement option, that means your level or Town Value is too low.

Level up by completing actions or add new buildings/businesses until you see that you have unlocked another Sim slot, then add the Sim, and so on.

Bear in mind that as your level increases and as you add Sims things get more expensive to add into the game -- plus the more advanced in number that choice is in each area, the more time that it takes to complete the building process. While you are rewarded for leveling with additional Sims you can place quickly early on, once you get the first 8 placed it will take multiple level-ups to unlock the next Sim. All of this should be factored into your planning as you play.

Another factor that you should add into your planning is that when you marry two Sims and they move in together, that creates an empty house -- if you initially spent money building the basic starter homes and then went with the cheaper Life Point based detached Housing options, you should spend the $5000 to relocate a Sim living in the oddly detached housing into the now vacant standard house since it offers them a more reasonable and time-conserving living environment...

 
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Dec 27th 2014 Guest
I can't as I don't have enough social points
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Dec 27th 2014 Guest
Everyone try to buy a houseboat
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Dec 27th 2014 Guest
I can't get the house boat as I don't have enough social points. How do you earn then quick?
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Jun 2nd 2015 Guest
You can watch videos on the view quest section then on the top left there is a thing that looks like a video tape tap it and then there are rewards for each video you can't watch a lot you can wait until an other video comes and do it again you will get rewards like lp points and social points and town value rewards but not sims and simelions. Reply if it worked
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Sep 14th 2015 Guest
[color=red][/color] You can get simoleons
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Dec 26th 2014 Guest
How to practice making movies in neighbor town...help please
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Nov 17th 2014 Guest
How do youget in married sims to movein together add me on Game Center @ dragongirl357
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Jul 8th 2015 Guest
You have to complete the love is in the air quest you usually get it in level 7 minimum
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Oct 16th 2014 Guest
i have several sims that are either engaged, partners, best friends. i don't have the option to ask the other sim to move in though. so, how do i move one sim in with the other?
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Sep 18th 2014 ZoeAthena
Also, please add me in Game Center. I refuse to add sims to my Facebook... ID: majesticXenomorph
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Sep 18th 2014 ZoeAthena
The easy solution I've found to the adding sims cost is to move sims in with other sims and then use the now vacant house to make another sim. You can have 4 sims in each house (after the love is in the air quest: literally the first story quest unlocked after the tutorial is finished) and it's a good idea to leave your first couple's house vacant so you don't have trouble with adding children for other quests. You can create working dorms and then designate each dorm to a certain hobby and mill out simoleans and life points that way. You can limit your build expenses by only building a new dorm when you need a new place to mill your sims, I choose the unfurnished studio because you can add your own appliances. The only furnished home(s), in terms of beds and sofas etc, is the courtesy home where you can complete weekly quest goals and/or your first home with your only family. The dorms are filled with at least 2 appliances that can max out your sim's stat in the least amount of time.
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Sep 18th 2014 Guest
The easy solution I've found to the adding sims cost is to move sims in with other sims and then use the now vacant house to make another sim. You can have 4 sims in each house (after the love is in the air quest: literally the first story quest unlocked after the tutorial is finished) and it's a good idea to leave your first couple's house vacant so you don't have trouble with adding children for other quests. You can create working dorms and then designate each dorm to a certain hobby and mill out simoleans and life points that way. You can limit your build expenses by only building a new dorm when you need a new place to mill your sims, I choose the unfurnished studio because you can add your own appliances. The only furnished home(s), in terms of beds and sofas etc, is the courtesy home where you can complete weekly quest goals and/or your first home with your only family. The dorms are filled with at least 2 appliances that can max out your sim's stat in the least amount of time.
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Sep 10th 2014 sicily
I have already added 3 sims to my town but the quest, "add sims to town" is still there. How come? What do I do so I can really achieve this quest?
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Jul 31st 2014 Guest
I need a neighbor that has a cat. I'm stuck on the hug a neighbors cat task. Add me pls Game Center name is: jessdbamf11
Even if u don't have a cat. Just add me! Need neighbors! Smile
ID #428806
 
Aug 23rd 2015 Guest
I have a cat
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Jul 13th 2014 Guest
How do you Kiss on the Cheek?
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Jun 26th 2014 Guest
My goal is to make four sims play simcity but i have no idea how to do that, please help
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Jun 14th 2014 Guest
What does it mean when u go up to the next level and it says "house unlocked"?
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May 11th 2014 Guest
How many sims can you have in a town?
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Apr 14th 2014 Guest
What happens if I don't finish quest in time? Do I still unlock other quests
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Oct 5th 2015 Guest
Yes you will, you just won'this get the special prize each quest says you can get.
ID #614253
 
Apr 8th 2014 Guest
How do i get an arcade in my sim town cannot find it on the map?
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Apr 8th 2014 Guest
I am stuck on the engagement goal, it says 'we will even give you the ring' I'm really stuck on it and I don't know if it's because the trc devise I am playing on is old and really slow or if it is really obvious to you!
ID #372735
 
Mar 30th 2014 Guest
how do you send preteen to eat microwave popcorn..? help me please
ID #369972
 
Mar 26th 2014 Guest
How do you make 2 sims have a snowball fight?
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Feb 19th 2014 Guest
How do I make my sims marry?
ID #356642
 
Jan 20th 2014 Guest
To call a friend or share news of getting married u have to buy a phone
ID #346233
 
Dec 26th 2013 Guest
how to make my sims in the mood of romance?
ID #334581
 
Dec 26th 2013 Guest
How do u "call a friend" and share the success of your engagement?! Help please
ID #334535
 
Dec 8th 2013 Guest
To design clothes you have to build the store promotions r u on the town map the. In that store buy a fashion design and that's it!!! :D
ID #326655
 
Nov 30th 2013 Guest
I am in a goal where i have to design clothes. HELP!
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Nov 28th 2013 Guest
How do I share the news of being engaged with a friend. I can't figure out how to complete that goal
ID #323088
 
Nov 27th 2013 Guest
How do I get 2 people to bro hug because I don't understand at all
ID #322633
 
Nov 25th 2013 Guest
How do you negotiate with a sim-eating plant?
Please help!!!!
ID #321900
 
Nov 19th 2013 Guest
I cant add a sim :|
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