Littlehaven is set to get a little sandy this week as the Arabian Night theme arrives in The Sims Social. It looks to be a great week to deck out your Beach House as the items and clothing for this collection are some of the most beautiful we've ever seen. In this weeks Prepare For... article we will be giving you an overview of the important items, clothing and features set to drop, as well as what you'll need to prepare you for the upcoming Arabian Week Quests and general tips to help get you through the week.
Skill & Project Items
Thankfully there doesn't seem to be any Project Items being released tomorrow which will give players of The Sims Social a welcome break and a bit more time to complete the usual Skill Item which we believe there will be two of.
The first of which is the Fearless Snake Charming Kit that will allow you to boost your Music Skill by an additional 24 Levels over 10 new Mastery Levels. The top 'Snake It Easy' level is set to drop 53 Simoleons profit when Inspired but you'll need to be at least a Level 26 Music Skill Level to start earning that sum and complete the Fearless Snake Charming Kit. The price should be 7500 Simoleons that will in turn boost your House Value by a nice +5200. You're going to need 5x Relaxation, 10x Entertainment, 3x Hope, 8x Metronome and 10x Sheet Music to build it when it's released tomorrow.
Click on the following bold link to find out more details regarding the Fearless Snake Charming Kit
The Oasis Master Brick Oven is a late entry into the Arabian Nights Week collection and seems to have only been added very recently. From our first look at this new Cooking Skill Item, we can't say that it looks entirely worth its hefty 109 SimCash price tag but we'll provide a full review once its released on Monday 19th March.
The main larger Quest for Arabian Week will be called 'I Dream of Genies' and looks set to be a lot easier than the previous Quests this month from Eighties Week and Gangs Week that is set over 5 parts. Some things you can start doing now to help you prepare for this Quest is to plant some Grapes now as you'll need to harvest 6 of them to pass one task, so instead of waiting 48 hours you can do it in just over 24.
Also, get out any Purple coloured items as you and your Neighbours will need to collect some Purple Essence again as well as needing to earn Simoleons by performing actions on both a Music Skill Item and Athletic Skill Item, so dust off that Treadmill or Yoga Matt too. The Quest reward will be one of three collection items needed to complete the other 'Secret Vault' Quest.
Quest: I Dream of Genies
Neighbours Needed: 10
Ingredients Needed: 12x Relaxation, 18x Love
Items Needed: Computer, New items from Arabian Week collection, Athletic Skill Item, Arabian Clothes, Music Skill Item
Minimum Social Points Needed: 400
Minimum Simoleons Needed: 4600
Estimated Difficulty: 3/5
Your reward will be the special Cave of Wonders item which we will talk more about later. This Quest will require lots of Ingredients, time commitment and Simoleons to complete. You have been warned!
Quest: Secret Vault
Neighbours Needed: 10
Ingredients Needed: 17x Relaxation, 28x Love, 8x Buzz, 10x Muse, 10x Plans, 4x Alien Toy, 3x Hope, 10x Entertainment, 8x Metronome, 10x Sheet Music
Items Needed: Computer, New items from Arabian Week collection, Athletic Skill Item, Arabian Clothes, Music Skill Item, Peacock Plushie, Monkey Plushie, Pile of Gold, Fearless Snake Charming Kit,
Minimum Social Points Needed: 1600
Minimum Simoleons Needed: 12,100
Estimated Difficulty: 5/5
Limited Edition Timed Items
This weeks Limited Edition Timed Item is set to be the beautiful looking Oasis Luxury Bath that we believe will be released on Sunday until Wednesday for the price of 119 SimCash.
We are very used to Hot Tubs and Jacuzzi's being available as Limited Edition Timed Items, with loads of them been released in the past like the Loguinn Hot Tub and Ultimate Hot Tub. By the looks of things the Oasis Luxury Bath isn't set to provide anything different to these other than looks.
There are a few new and interesting items that the developers at Playfish have drawn and are set to implement into The Sims Social online Facebook game this week for the Arabian theme including a Floating Carpet, Jinn Genie Lamp and the Cave of Wonders Door Quest reward item.
The Cave of Wonders Door will boost your House Value by +10,200 if you have the patience to battle through both of the Quests and have time to complete all of the Fearless Snake Charming Kit Mastery Levels. We still don't know exactly what the Cave of Wonders Door will actually do, but it is definitely very intriguing and looks to be different. Interactions include 'Open Sesame!', 'Lock Sesame!' and 'Peek Through The Crack' but the rewards do unfortunately still remain a mystery. We'll keep you updated when we know more.
The Floating Carpet looks amazing and has some fantastic animations that show your Sim and a Neighbour being able to 'Carpet Surf' and fly around the air on it. Beware though as your enemy Neighbours will be able to 'Pull Out Threads' from the carpet and you'll also be able to 'Sing About A Whole New.... Place?'. The Floating Carpet will set you back 89 SimCash for the priveledge of seeing you and a Neighbour fly around the Littlehaven air.
We guess no Arabian collection is complete without a Magic Lamp, after all the checklist has been ticked for other stereotypical objects like Magic Carpets and Magical Cave Doors. The Magic Lamp at the moment holds a price tag of 15,000 Simoleons and has some funny interactions like 'Peer Inside', 'Make A Wish' and 'Try To Make Tea With' as well as being able to drop Free Energy and other collectibles from it. The Jinn Genie seems to be worth its quite large Simoleons price tag if the item does what it says on the tin, but recently that seems a lot to ask for from Playfish. We'll provide a full review once released.