The Life Cycle: How to Make it Bearable
The most recent update with The Sims FreePlay has been criticized by many players, and for a good reason.
If you’re have lost Sims due to the new Life Cycle in the Life Dreams & Legacies update, you’re not alone. Tons of Simmers are upset that they are being forced to lose Sims due to the Life Cycle, and find it impossible to play the game.
Firemonkeys (they are the makers of the game – Australian studio owned by EA) are well aware that people hate the forced update, and we can probably expect an option to turn Aging completely off coming soon.
I’m here with some suggestions for you guys who are upset with this new update to try and make these tough times more manageable until an update comes!
Try doing these things to help keep your Sims from leaving you too soon!
1) Completing Hobbies:
The entire Life Cycle takes 41 action days to complete. Your Sims only age while doing actions, and the time spent doing these actions adds up. Different ages take longer or shorter to pass through.
Use several Adult Sims and complete hobbies a whole bunch of times. You will eventually stock up on A BUNCH of LP – use the LP once you have a lot saved up to reset your Sim’s age RIGHT before they’re about to age up with any Sim!
2) Use “Pawn” Sims to get Platinum Life Orbs:
Once you get a Platinum Life Orb, you can give it to a Sim to permanently pause their Life Cycle. However, upgrading the Orbs means that you have to lose your Sims. If you can’t bear to age any Sim at all, use Sim(s) that you don’t care about, and give them Life Dreams of their own and pass that Sim’s dreams on! Or, add a completely new Sim to the town & only use new Sims to complete Life Dreams until everyone has a Platinum Life Orb!
3) “Reincarnate” Your Sims:
Many people hold sentimental value to their Sims. It’s understandable that you just can’t bear to part with them. So, instead of leaving them forever, try reincarnating them! If your Sim passes on to the Afterlife, add a new Sim or baby to the town with the same name as your old Sim.
Think of it as starting over – your Sim, instead of dying, gets reincarnated and gets to do whatever they didn’t get to do in their last life, or gets to try being somebody completely different! Goodbye doesn’t have to a sad thing!