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French Romance Event

Is back for those who didn't get a chance to complete it. I was able to unlock all prizes but was unable to purchase the last two. Should be fairly easy to get the Chateau this time.



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  • LillyPutian0LillyPutian0 Posts: 93 Member
    Is the Chateau purchased with items from the crafting station or is there a Simolean requirement as well?
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    Is the Chateau purchased with items from the crafting station or is there a Simolean requirement as well?

    Just requires items from the crafting tables. However, if you have any of the purple social points you can use them for mega spins to get the coins. You can also use them for any crafting shortages.



  • SisterSpookySisterSpooky Posts: 1 New Member
    I am not 100% on this, I would need to review case law on this; but I believe EA is required by law to provide a way to accomplish the objectives without requiring the user to spend money. If they don't, I believe they could face a class action suit.

    If one cannot accomplish the objectives without spending real world currency, it may be due to mismanagement of resources. Either way, in order to complete the objectives, one must do some very careful advanced planning if they're planning on doing this "free" of charge.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    I finished. Most of these events take a couple of tries to complete. This is the second time the French Romance event has been presented so there's no law that says it has to be completed the first time. Also for someone just starting the game with few Sims and few resources there is no way they would finish without using real money. But that's their choice. It can be done without spending any money.



  • LillyPutian0LillyPutian0 Posts: 93 Member
    I finished. Most of these events take a couple of tries to complete. This is the second time the French Romance event has been presented so there's no law that says it has to be completed the first time. Also for someone just starting the game with few Sims and few resources there is no way they would finish without using real money. But that's their choice. It can be done without spending any money.
    Does this mean that if the event comes around again, we won't have to unlock the things we unlocked before? Or, how does that work?

    Honestly, this quest has almost broken me. There is too much grind, grind, grind. In order to keep up with the quest and meet the deadlines, I've had to babysit the tablet to the point that it interfers with life - you know, sleeping, bathing, working, socializing...the real stuff. And it's not like it's a lot of fun, either, just pushing buttons. The coin flower has given me more 1's, 2s, and 3s than anything else. I'm rather frustrated at this point. I never wanted a game that required this much attention and especially one with so little time to enjoy it. All the questing means no free exploration. If the quest comes back and doesn't require this amount of attention from me to complete, I would feel better about it.
  • ErpeErpe Posts: 4,997 Member
    I am not 100% on this, I would need to review case law on this; but I believe EA is required by law to provide a way to accomplish the objectives without requiring the user to spend money. If they don't, I believe they could face a class action suit.

    If one cannot accomplish the objectives without spending real world currency, it may be due to mismanagement of resources. Either way, in order to complete the objectives, one must do some very careful advanced planning if they're planning on doing this "free" of charge.
    I don’t believe that there are any laws about this at all because EA can do almost anything if EA wants to. But F2P games are free for a reason. Even so not everything in such games need to be free anyway. But the game companies earn money from such games in two ways:
    1. Voluntary in game purchases.
    2. Showing adds from other companies which those companies pay for.

    This means that it is extremely important for the game company that as many as possible continue to play the game even if most of them never buy anything because the income from showing adds likely depends on how many times the adds are shown. Also as long as people still are playing there is still a chance that they at some time will make an ingame purchase anyway. So for the game company it pays to make sure that the game really is free to play for those who need it to be.
    Switched to mobile games
  • VermilionSphereVermilionSphere Posts: 16 New Member
    my Movie Star has been waiting for her French Chateau ! finally she has been able to move in . i was permitted to earn it on my second try , but of course i had to wait for the second opportunity to be presented
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    I finished. Most of these events take a couple of tries to complete. This is the second time the French Romance event has been presented so there's no law that says it has to be completed the first time. Also for someone just starting the game with few Sims and few resources there is no way they would finish without using real money. But that's their choice. It can be done without spending any money.
    Does this mean that if the event comes around again, we won't have to unlock the things we unlocked before? Or, how does that work?

    Honestly, this quest has almost broken me. There is too much grind, grind, grind. In order to keep up with the quest and meet the deadlines, I've had to babysit the tablet to the point that it interfers with life - you know, sleeping, bathing, working, socializing...the real stuff. And it's not like it's a lot of fun, either, just pushing buttons. The coin flower has given me more 1's, 2s, and 3s than anything else. I'm rather frustrated at this point. I never wanted a game that required this much attention and especially one with so little time to enjoy it. All the questing means no free exploration. If the quest comes back and doesn't require this amount of attention from me to complete, I would feel better about it.

    @LillyPutian0, Once you've unlocked items they remain unlocked. Even if you don't have enough resources to purchase them. I have to agree with it taking maybe two or three tries to complete if you don't have many sims. I had the max number allowed working on the crafting tables. During the day I would select the 2 and 1/2 hr task and the 8 and 1/2 hr task for overnight. On the days that I work, part-time, I'd select the 4 and 1/2 hr task. That way I wasn't just grinding non stop. One tip for the coin flower that I've found helpful is to wait until you accumulate enough for a lot of spins then there's a greater chance that you'll get the higher coin amounts. I've gotten the 125 coins several times and lots of 8's and 12's, and 20's.

    I do have to agree with you that's it not much fun but it's almost an obsession trying to complete them all. Not to the point where I'll spend real money though. And then I don't open the game until the next quest comes along. :p



  • EnderGamer87EnderGamer87 Posts: 42 Member
    I had the last 4 Items to get, and I was like oh I should be able to do it. I spent all 12 days doing it and only got 3 out of the last four prizes and it was do to the constructor coins. Those are a pain to get.
  • VermilionSphereVermilionSphere Posts: 16 New Member
    simgirl1010 . you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?
  • VermilionSphereVermilionSphere Posts: 16 New Member
    > @simgirl1010 said:
    > I do have to agree with you that's it not much fun but it's almost an obsession trying to complete them all. Not to the point where I'll spend real money though. And then I don't open the game until the next quest comes along. :p

    you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    simgirl1010 . you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?

    Yeah. :) I've been playing since it was released in 2011. I don't like how the game is in real time and how the sims are not autonomous. I have the max number of Sims, all my lots are built so I just play the quests now.



  • anomalyanomaly Posts: 135 Member
    simgirl1010 . you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?

    Yeah. :) I've been playing since it was released in 2011. I don't like how the game is in real time and how the sims are not autonomous. I have the max number of Sims, all my lots are built so I just play the quests now.

    Me too! I only play when there are quests to get new things and the mostly if i feel like building but otherwise it kinda gets tedious.
    high functioning sociopath
  • ErpeErpe Posts: 4,997 Member
    simgirl1010 . you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?

    Yeah. :) I've been playing since it was released in 2011. I don't like how the game is in real time and how the sims are not autonomous. I have the max number of Sims, all my lots are built so I just play the quests now.
    I actually like that the game is in real time because then I can play other games too at the same time. For me the sims are already too autonomous and I hate it when they insist on showing me a catwalk before they stop as I told them or when they climb down the fire pole if I am too slow to stop them from doing it. If they were even more autonomous I would likely become so annoyed that I stopped playing the game for good.

    But I agree with you that the game really isn’t worth playing if you already have built everything and are on the top level. Fortunately I still need to build a few more of the buildings that you only can build for orbs because otherwise I also would only play the game for the quests. The game should give us more options to expand our world and not just by all the time offering new houses and other things that we can buy for real money (which I never do anyway).
    Switched to mobile games
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    I'm just ready for a new mobile game. Animal Crossing is releasing for iPad and smart phones on Wednesday and Sims Mobile is coming in the spring. Those will provide enough mobile gaming for me.



  • VermilionSphereVermilionSphere Posts: 16 New Member
    > @simgirl1010 said:
    > VermilionSphere wrote: »
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    > simgirl1010 . you mean you only play FreePlay when there is a Quest ?
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    > I have the max number of Sims, all my lots are built so I just play the quests now.

    so then you don't require Game Currency or LP
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 5,948 Member
    Unfortunately the quests rarely require game currency or LPs. Both of which I have plenty of. I've got $91, 000,000 in game currency and can't remember how many LPs.



  • ErpeErpe Posts: 4,997 Member
    Unfortunately the quests rarely require game currency or LPs. Both of which I have plenty of. I've got $91, 000,000 in game currency and can't remember how many LPs.
    I only have about $5,000,000 but more than a thousand LPs because my sims have almost exclusively worked on LPs and SPs for a long time. I still have 169 SPs after using more than a hundred SPs to speed up quests.

    But I agree with you that we get much more than we need. The cause is though that we don’t play the game as we are meant to do because building houses, decorating them, tearing them down and building other houses to replace them all the time is actually expensive. That just isn’t my way of playing at all.
    Switched to mobile games
  • VermilionSphereVermilionSphere Posts: 16 New Member
    > @simgirl1010 said:
    > Is back for those who didn't get a chance to complete it. I was able to unlock all prizes but was unable to purchase the last two. Should be fairly easy to get the Chateau this time.

    what do you think of the Chateau now that you have it . i luv it . i think it's gorgeous . serenely splendid
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