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Need for Steed (Unlocks Stables)

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2016 Update

From time to time Quests get updated, so we have gone through this Quest again with another account an updated the task list below, while some of the tasks have stayed the same, we have noticed that the timings have changed a lot. Your actual completion times may vary slightly from the ones we have due to different equipment levels and such.

Complete this Quest to gain Horses and unlock a new area to interact with them. If you can complete it within the time limit (2 days) you get a cool rainbow powered Unicorn painting too!

You should have Mystery Island unlocked before you attempt this task. Also, be sure you are not in the middle of building another building as you will need to build a Stables during this task.

1) The first task is to spot Horses with a Telescope. You can grab a telescope from the Promotions R Us Store for about 3450 SImoleans. The action itself is quite short, about five minutes.

2) Go to Mystery Island

3) Spot the Overgrown Stables - Tap on the stables icon near the volcano in the Mystery Island

4) Go back to a house and call the mysterious number (1m 40 secs)

5) Read a horse care manual. You can find one of these on a bookshelf. If you don't have one, you'll need to buy one from the living room section. (9h 30m)

6) Call the mysterious number again (4 mins)

7) Find a locksmith. Head over to a computer and lock for a locksmith on the Internet (6m 24 seconds)

8) Build the Stables. Head back over to the stables in the Mysterious Island (9hr 30 mins)

9) Call a SIm to the Stables (instant)

10) Clean up the mess in front of the yard (4 mins). Just find the oil drum that is lying down, tap that and select the remove option.

11) Have four Sims at the Stables - So just call four sims in total to the stables area.

12) Clean up the mess in the yard with your Sims. There are four other Items in the stable yard which you need to repair or remove, select each item and your four sims will get to work. It's about 10 hours for the Job in the bath, and you can even get started earlier that reaching this stage of the task.

Original Content

The Horse and Stables expansion to FreePlay in addition to adding Horses - and the Stables - also adds some new hobbies and Hobby Activities tot he game for Teenage and Adult Sims. Very cool that is says Yoda.

Added to the game in May 2014, the expansion is first available to players when they reach Level 11 -- in theory anyway -- but the player must update their game by accessing the App Store, then the Updates Menu, finally tapping the Update for Sims: FreePlay. The update is 537MB in size.

Once the game has been patched with the new expansion content access this the new content is obtained via this unlocking Quest...

As with most of the Hobby and structure special flag Quests, there is a special prize attached to the timer for this Quest -- specifically if the player completes the quest before the expiration of the 7 day timer that is attached to the quest, they will unlock a Rainbow Unicorn Painting -- it seems clear this one was added with girl gamers in mind...

Completing this Quest (whether within the timer or after) unlocks the Stables on Mystery Island, and the Horses that are part of the Stables. The following Quest Line is required and is the path for unlocking the Stables and Horses:

  1. Go for a Drive (3m)

  2. Spot Horses with a Telescope (10h)

  3. Go to Mystery Island (Instant)

  4. Spot the Stables (Instant /Tap it)

  5. Call the Mysterious Phone Number* (30m)

  6. Read the Horse Care Manual (9h)

  7. Call the Mysterious Number Again* (4m)

  8. Look up a Locksmith on Your Computer* (2h)

  9. Build the Stables (Time / Price Varies)

  10. Send a Sim to the Stables (Instant)

  11. Clean Up the Mess in the Front Yard (1h 30m)

  12. Have 4 Sims at the Stables (Instant)

  13. Clean up the Mess in Yard with your Sims (Teen / Adult / Senior - Time Varies)

  14. Watch the Horse Channel* (3h)

  15. Practice Brushing Another Sim (15m)

  16. Encourage a Sim (Adults -- 30m)

  17. Repair Stable (Adults -- Cost = $30K -- 8h)

  18. Call the Stables Owner (5h)

  19. Add a Horse to Stable (10 SP -or- $15K)

  20. Feed the New Horse (30m)

This completes the Mission and fully unlocks the Stables and Horses in your game! Well done you!

There are a number of Mission related to the Stables that may or may not spawn next - it depends on what the point weight is on the outstanding Quests in your queue -- a higher point value in weight might cause a different Quest line to go next - you never can tell...

There special Mission called The Hidden Unicorn -- which unlocks the Show Jumping Hobby -- may (or may not) flag next...

We have grouped the Quests together here but that is no indication that they will actually appear back-to-back -- just saying that YMMV.

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Horses for the Stables

The following Horses are or will be available upon the completion of this Mission - and the completion of any special requirements for the specific horse. Below is the list, at the time of the completion of this mission, along with cost and special requirements:

  • Dappled Grey ($15,000) 1-Star Horse

  • Patched Brown (10 SP) 1-Star horse

  • Spotted Grey ($30,000) 2-Star Horse (Complete the Ticks Hobby to unlock)

  • Brown (20 LP) 2-Star Horse (Complete the Tricks Hobby to unlock)

  • Light Bay ($50,000) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Vaulting Hobby to unlock)

  • Black (50 LP) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Vaulting Hobby to unlock)

  • Unicorn (100 LP) 3-Star Horse (Complete the Show Jumping Hobby to unlock)

Note that once you have added the first horse - and have had one of your Sims feed it - that will complete the Need for Steed Mission, and will then unlock the next special mission in the game. If you actually look at the Stables Yard you will see that there are two gates - for the two hobbies - that can be triggered to begin their respective missions.

Hobbies and Time Warning

Something that you should also note is the completion of the Need for Steed Mission opens the door for the Life dreams & Legacies Mission - and that is the one that adds the finite life span timers to your Sims. That being the case you should make significant efforts to master ALL of the hobbies BEFORE you do that Quest, since prior to it there are no timers running on your Sims.

Once the timers start running, you are going to want to be careful how you use the time for each Sim, so having the various hobbies that you can have mastered complete is a very good idea.

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* Time depends on the quality of the object.

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    ID #781761
    Oct 17th 2015 Guest
    Ok i really want to turn my infant sim into a toddler. Is there any way you can skip need for steed?
    ID #617484
    Oct 15th 2015 Guest
    First they make you spend 30 k and the. 15 k wtf
    ID #616835
    Sep 5th 2015 Guest
    I dont have stables yet. I accidentally accepted the toddler quest but i dont know how to start it. No option to meet the toodler hero . What to do?
    ID #605715
    Aug 21st 2015 Guest
    I'm trying to cancel building the stables clicked where your supposed to cancel it but
    THERE IS NO X!!!! HELP!!!!
    ID #600807
    Aug 19th 2015 Guest
    My stable is locked
    I'm doing the quest of "super toodler" and they ask me to go to the stable
    How can I open it???
    ID #599911
    Aug 28th 2015 Guest
    Having the same issue. It appears we were supposed to do the quest for steed mission first
    ID #603275
    Dec 5th 2015 Guest
    Yeah I have done the same thing what can we do?
    ID #631035
    Aug 8th 2015 Guest
    Hi i just restarted playing the game because my tablet wouldnt connect to the internet. So its been over a year andim unsure how to unlock the horses because im already on lvl 31. What can i do to unlock the quest? Thanks for helping
    ID #595459
    Jul 20th 2015 Guest
    How do I skip this quest? I have enough life points but I don't know how to skip yhe need for steed quest P:
    ID #586875
    Jul 13th 2015 Guest
    I need a lot more simoleons and can't buy them. How do I get more?
    ID #583800
    Sep 4th 2015 Guest
    Send Sims to work, try building the recording studio and giving all your Sims jobs there as it is the highest paying job.
    ID #605295
    Aug 13th 2015 Guest
    I personally like to plant corn because it gets you 100 or 148 simoleons and it only takes 20 minutes
    ID #597683
    May 6th 2015 Guest
    Ummm I Really want a horse but i have no much as near enough simolians or lp for it what can i do btw im not on the quest yet im just worrying cuz its the next quest Smile
    ID #552626
    May 1st 2015 Guest
    what happens if you dont complete the quest in tim?please help
    ID #550346
    May 13th 2015 Mechela1232
    Ya don't get the free gift but ya still have to finish the quest
    ID #555755
    Apr 7th 2015 Guest
    I did not complete the quest in time - does it mean I will never be able to get horses
    Please help
    ID #539055
    May 30th 2015 Guest
    No you still can get horses.
    ID #563441
    Apr 3rd 2015 Guest
    100,00$ to build a stable!!!
    ID #537330
    Dec 5th 2015 Guest
    I thought it was only $30k.
    ID #631071
    Mar 14th 2015 Guest
    Everything now is updated so the time varies although a trick cat to the whole game is the quality of your furniture for instance anything with 1 Stat beside it takes more time than any object that is 2 or 3 stars
    ID #528407
    Mar 4th 2015 Guest
    Here are some answers to some questions
    *how do I go for a drive?
    Buy the car dealer buy a car then the option will pop up
    *where is the unicorn pic ?
    If you completed it in the time limit you can buy it from the decorations for 10000s
    *how do I get the horse in the stable?
    The horses wonder free you cannot keep them in one place

    Hope this helps 🐎
    ID #524110
    May 6th 2015 Guest
    Thank you so much I wondered why my horse never went into a stable but if u where doing training would it automatically put the horse and the rider in the field and come out when finished?
    ID #552689
    Feb 25th 2015 Guest
    When your suppose to clean up you click the explemation mark then you wait for 10 to 15 hours then your done.Hope this helps may not but I have done it and I did not do it in the time scale.But like what evs right?πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    ID #521119
    Feb 22nd 2015 Guest
    Thank you for your help!
    ID #519981
    Feb 17th 2015 Guest
    Is there any cheats for this. To make it faster??????
    ID #517113
    Feb 9th 2015 keli12
    Ho do I go for a drive??
    ID #513888
    Feb 3rd 2015 Guest
    I just paid $300,000 for my stables and I swear it said 12 hours to make and now its saying 60hr to build, how am I supposed to do this quest in the time span if the stay takes 2 and half days to build!?
    ID #511300
    Jun 30th 2015 Guest
    Usually if you have done any cheats or stuff it will double the time for a task say you use a cheat and what would normally be 3 hours will take 15 hours.
    ID #577960
    Jan 31st 2015 Dani929
    i'm a level 15 and i still have not gotten the quest. did i miss my chance?
    ID #509793
    Jun 13th 2015 Guest
    If you have completed all the quests before it you most likely won't have
    ID #569956
    Jan 29th 2015 Guest
    There has to be a person at the stables in order to do so. How do I get my horse in his stable??
    ID #509067
    Jan 27th 2015 Guest
    How do you go for drive?
    ID #507980
    Jan 26th 2015 Guest
    How do you call a Sim to the stables. Have Been on this quest forever and I still can't figure it out. PLEASE HELP ME😨
    ID #507449
    May 29th 2015 Guest
    You go to the stables click on the I con in the bottom left that has two white sims then you see a sims face and look at the bottom of the face and you will see a whistle click that.
    ID #562853
    May 11th 2015 Guest
    Go to the stables, then open up the Sim thing, the circle with the person. Then, press the whistle, and the Sim will appear in a few seconds. Hope this helped!
    ID #555032
    Jan 24th 2015 Guest
    How do you call the stable owner back please help
    ID #506214
    Jan 20th 2015 jackie hudson
    I have completed all quest for my horses but still can buy a 2 or 3 star horse. Why? I am on level 22 and have completed the quest for the toddler's dream and all 3 of my horse rings are cleaned don't understand. Please Help
    ID #504761
    Jan 14th 2015 Guest
    If I build the stables and don't finish the quest intime, do I still get the horse ? :/
    ID #501643
    May 11th 2015 Guest
    You still get the horse, you just do not get the painting. BTW, you have to buy the horse, do not forget. Hope this helped!
    ID #555035
    Jan 12th 2015 Guest
    how can i clean the yard!!!!!!!!
    ID #500710
    Jan 9th 2015 Guest
    I got on my Sims this morning and went to check progress on cleaning up the vault area, while I was waiting I thought I'd have one of my Sims practice tricks with my horse. But, much to my dismay, my horse is missing in action. Where did he go? How does that happen?
    ID #498661
    Jan 4th 2015 Guest
    I didn't complete the quest
    ID #495855
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