Friday, 1 November 2013

Road to Fame (Teen Idol) Quest


The Road to Fame Quests (or Teen Idol). Unlocked at level 18 (if you started playing during/after the Teens Update) 

They are straight forward and easy to do, but they take a lot of time with the music writing.  Basically it is a 'tutorial' for the Music Writing hobby.


This is a time-limited quest, you're give 7 days (6 days and 23 hours remaining at the start. 
Unlocks: access to the Teen Idol Hobby, Teen Idol instrument actions and to build the Simtown Sign on the Town Map. 
Reward: Premium Teen Idol musical instrument pack (Available in the Online store if you didn't finish in time).


Important: choose your teen wisely, there can be only ONE Teen Idol!!!





- Buy a Stack of Magazines
- Make a Teenager read TEEN CELEBRITY magazine (4 mins 33 secs)
- Make a Teenager Watch Funny Cat Videos (1 hrs 40 mins +) 
- Send a Teenager to the Park
- Create a Plan to Become Famous (6 hrs 10 mins)

- Buy a KEYBOARD from the Home Store
- Write Music (48 mins on a 3-star keyboard)
- Write 3 Pieces of Music
- Write 6 Pieces of Music (Use the Bass Guitar) 
- Write 9 pieces of music (Use the Drum Kit)
- Write 12 pieces of music (Use the Electric Guitar) 
- Write 15 pieces of music (Use the Microphone)




- Buy a Stack of Magazines
(The Mayor says this town is one famous teenager away from becoming Sim Nation's #1 hot spot for celebrities! If you could get JUST ONE famous teenager, they’ll celebrate Sim Town's status by putting up a Sim Town Sign! Buy some Magazines, you need to read up on what it takes to reach stardom!
You can find the Stack of Magazines in the Living Room section of the Home Store.)

- Make a Teenager read TEEN CELEBRITY magazine (4 mins 33 secs)
(Ah there it is: Teen Celebrity magazine. Get one of your Teenage Sims to read it!
Note: Only TEENS can read the Teen Celebrity Magazine! It's not for Adults!)

- Make a Teenager Watch Funny Cat Videos (1 hrs 40 mins +)
(According to this magazine's feature story, Johnson Beamer got famous by performing music and uploading the songs to... that same website that hosts funny cat videos. Your teenage Sim is starting to formulate a plan. Get your teenager to watch Funny Cat Videos!)

- Send a Teenager to the Park
(While watching funny cat videos your teenager found some interesting advice: to succeed, you must have a solid plan. That's good advice! Send your Sim to the park. Its quiet there; the perfect environment for concentration.)

- Create a Plan to Become Famous (6 hrs 10 mins)
(Hey, look at that! There's a blackboard on the pier over the lake! I wonder who left it there? Never mind, get your teen to use the blackboard to formulate a plan for becoming famous!)

- Buy a KEYBOARD from the Home Store
(Great, your Sim came up with a foolproof plan! Want to hear it? Okay, the plan is to write a song and put it up on the internet. When your teenaged Sim finishes their first song they will become famous, and the Mayor will build the Sim Town sign! This is going to be fun! Okay, first things first: buy a KEYBOARD from the Home Store. You'll find it in the TEEN category!)

- Write Music (48 mins on a 3-star keyboard)
(Great, let's try it out!! Get your teenaged Sim to use it to write music!)

- Write 3 Pieces of Music
(Great work, your Sim just wrote their first piece of music! Now go for 3 pieces of music!)

- Write 6 Pieces of Music (Use the Bass Guitar)
(Write 6 pieces of music! Did you notice that the fancier instruments have higher star ratings? The higher the star rating, the faster your Sim can write music and the more likely it is your Sim will find rarer notes. Keep playing instruments until you've written 6 pieces of music!)

- Write 9 pieces of music (Use the Drum Kit)
(You're doing great! Okay, now write 9 pieces of music! Remember, the better the instrument, the faster your Sim writes!)

- Write 12 pieces of music (Use the Electric Guitar)
(Wow, this song is GOOD! It's going to be a hit for sure! Okay, now go for 12 pieces of music! Don't forget those 3 star instruments and their faster composing times!)

- Write 15 pieces of music (Use the Microphone)
(Your Sim's masterpiece is almost complete! Only got 3 more notes to go! Find the last 3 notes! You're so close...)


Completing the goals within the indicated time will unlock you a set of "premium" instruments. These are 3 star instruments, costing § (Simoleons) instead of LPs.
 
The Sim Town Sign:



Now that you have finished the Road to Fame quest, it is time to start collecting the fame-related resources. Some are given randomly, but the simplest way to collect them is by doing the Music Writing hobby. The required resource are: TV Show Cameo, Radio Interview and Magazine Photoshoot.
The sign works like the monuments and goes up to level 3. Once you've reached that, you've unlocked the Teen Idol Mansion. The first one you build is free, the next one costs you §s.


The Sim Town sign also gives randomly additional bonuses to the revenue collected from the map. At level 3 that is § 600. There are no additional levels.

Level 0 to 1: 5 of each resource -> § 200 random bonuses from the town map revenues
Level 1 to 2: 10 of each resource -> § 400 bonuses
Level 2 to 3: 15 of each resource -> § 600 bonuses
Skipping costs 3 LPs for each resource (like with the monuments)

These bonuses show like the monument bonuses but the icon has an H or Terra icons. These bonuses are not restricted to one for the whole map, but can appear at multiple buildings during collection of the revenue.


Happy Simming!



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