Thursday, 8 May 2014

Saddle Up quest: Need For Steed

"Need for Steed": available at level 11 onwards.


Quest "Need For Steed", if finished in time (7 days), you unlock a rainbow powered Unicorn painting. As of the Glitz and Glam update this quest has changed. Time available is now 2 days!!!
Long texts version below.

1. Go for a drive (3 mins) Cancelled

[Note: if you don't have a car and the Car Dealership is too expensive, the One Bedroom House comes with a car.]
2. Spot horses with a telescope (5 mins, but requires Promotions 'R Us!)

[During the tests it appeared that Promotions 'R Us takes 1 day to build, effectively cutting down the available time. The best option is to visit a neighbour's town and find a telescope there.] 
3. Go to mystery island (immediately)
4. Spot the overgrown stables (tap on the new spot on the island, immediately)
5. Call the mysterious number (2 mins)
6. Read a horse care manual (
9 hrs 30 mins 3* - 12 hrs 1*)
7. Call the mysterious number again (5 mins)
8. Look up a locksmith on a computer (8 mins)
9. Build the stables (island, 9 hrs 30 mins, § 20,000, needs 8 Sims in town)
10. Send a Sim to the stables (immediately)
11. Clean up the mess in front of yard (look for the exclamation mark, 4 mins)
12. Have 4 Sims at the stables (immediately)
13. Clean up the mess in yard with your Sims (you need at least teenagers, look for the exclamation marks!
- (30 seconds, 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, 4 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours, 10 hours)
14. Watch the horse channel (9 mins)
15. Practice brushing on another Sim (3 mins)
16. Encourage a Sim (only adults, 4 mins)
17. Repair a stable (
§ 30,000, 1 hr 5 mins)
18. Call the stables owner back (2 mins)
19. Add a horse to the stables (§ 15,000 or 10 SP)
20. Feed the horse (6 mins 5 secs)


You finished the Saddle Up quest.
(Your Sims can now keep, care for and ride their very own horses! Now repair and clear the hobby areas in the Stables to enter your horses in Tricks, Vaulting and Show Jumping hobbies!) 

If you finished in time you've unlocked the Unicorn Painting (you still need to buy it).

The quest "The Hidden Unicorn", which unlocks the Show Jumping area and hobby, will start on the 22nd of May!

Check out the FAQ here too: https://firemonkeys.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201866554--UPDATE-Saddle-Up-Horses-

Long text version:
1. Go for a drive (3 min) Cancelled
    (One of your Sims is curious about this new Mystery Island that has just opened up! Send them for a drive in a car to check it out!
NOTE: Don't have a car yet? You can get one from the Car Dealership! It's on the Town Map!)

[Note: if you don't have a car and the Car Dealership is too expensive, the One Bedroom House comes with a car.]

2. Spot horses with a telescope (5 mins)

    (Do your Sims eyes deceive them, or was that a horse wandering around between the trees? Best check to be sure!
Tap a telescope and choose 'Look for Horse'.
NOTE: You can get a telescope from the Promotions R Us store located on the Town Map.)

[During the tests it appeared that Promotions 'R Us takes 1 day to build, effectively cutting down the available time. The best option is to visit a neighbour's town and find a telescope there.]

3. Go to mystery island (immediately)

    (There's the horse! Near that volcano! Your Sim should go over for a closer look.
Go to Mystery Island.)


4. Spot the overgrown stables (tap on the new spot on the island, immediately)

(Interesting! It seems there is a whole Stable near the volcano! Or at least there used to be. It's very run down and overgrown now so you'd better bring your Sim inside and start building!
Tap on the Stables icon near the Volcano!)


5. Call the mysterious number (2 mins)

    (What? The gate is locked! But what's this? A note is attached to the gate with a phone number written on it. Perhaps it’s the owner's number?
Go home and call the mysterious number on a phone.)


6. Read a horse care manual (10 hrs)

    (The Sim on the other end of the phone said that the Stables belongs to them, and there's no way they'll just give it over to someone like your Sim who doesn't understand horses and how much love they need.
Read a Horse Care manual. You can find it on a bookshelf.)


7. Call the mysterious number again (5 mins)

    (Now your Sim has a great understanding of what goes into horse care. Call the Sim back to convince them that your Sim knows what they're doing!
Call the mysterious number again.)


8. Look up a locksmith on a computer (8 mins)

    (The Stables owner says he'll give your Sim a chance to prove themselves but they don't have the keys to the place anymore. You'll need to get a locksmith down there pronto!
Search for a good locksmith on the internet, using a Computer.)


9. Build the stables (island,
9 hrs 30 mins, 20,000§)
    (Wow! On closer inspection this isn't just an old barn but a whole Stable, or at least it used to be. It's very run down and overgrown now. Better bring your Sim inside and start building!
Tap on the Stables!)


10. Send a Sim to the stables (immediately)

     (Success! Now call a Sim to the Stables.)

11. Clean up the mess in front of yard (look for the exclamation mark, 4 mins)

     (Well the barn is built but not much else. And what a mess! The yard beside the barn is blocked by a big oil drum. Have a Sim get it out of the way!
Tap on the oil drum and choose 'Remove'.)


12. Have 4 Sims at the stables (immediately)

     (Excellent! That's gotten the yard open but there's a lot of mess inside! Too much for one Sim to handle! Call over some friends to help out!
Have 4 Sims at the Stables.)


13. Clean up the mess in yard with your Sims (you need at least teenagers, look for the exclamation marks!
- 30 seconds
- 5 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- 4 hours
- 6 hours
- 7 hours
- 10 hours
(was 1 hrs 30min, 2hrs, 30sec, 5 min, 1 hrs, 2 hrs, 30min, 3hrs. Thanks mockingbird288z)

     (Now there's a few eager hands ready to help out! Let's get cracking!
Clean up all the mess inside the yard using your 4 Sims.)
 

14. Watch the horse channel (9 mins)
     (Wonderful! In order to get the hobbies operational your Sims will need to do a lot of clearing and tidying up like this! Now before your Sims think about getting a horse they really need to be schooled in the art of horse care and proper animal treatment. There's a fantastic horse channel on TV that would be perfect to watch!
Have a Sim watch the Horse Channel on a TV.)


15. Practice brushing on another Sim (3 mins)

     (One of the best things about owning a horse is brushing its long mane. It can be very therapeutic but still requires some careful technique.
Have a Sim practice their brushing skills on another Sim. Go on, they won't mind!)
 

16. Encourage a Sim (only adults, 4 mins)
     (What beautiful brushing! Horses also love encouragement and attention. Have a Sim encourage another Sim to make sure they have the hang of this.
Encourage a Sim.)


17. Repair a stable (§ 30,000, 1 hr 5 mins)

     (Almost ready for your new Neigh-bour! First your horse will need somewhere to hang its horse shoes for the night though.
Go to the Stables, then tap on the barn stable to start repairing it.)


18. Call the stables owner back (2 mins)

     (To own more horses, your Sims will need to repair more of the barn. Let's see what the owner of the Stables thinks now!
Call the mysterious number again.)


19. Add a horse to the stables (§ 15,000 or 10 SP)

     (Wonderful! The Stables owner is pleased as punch with your Sims' efforts. Because of all your hard work, the Stables are yours! It's time to introduce the horse to their new home.
Tap on the icon over the repaired barn stable and choose the horse.)

20. Feed the horse (
6 mins 5 secs)
     (How exciting! Your Sims now have their very first horse! But something's wrong. See how the horses head is down? It looks sad. Whenever a horse is sad, your Sims can feed, pat and groom it to raise its happiness level!
Have a Sim feed the Horse.
NOTE: You can see the horses happiness level by tapping on the horse. It's right under the horses name!) 


You finished the Saddle Up quest.
(Your Sims can now keep, care for and ride their very own horses! Now repair and clear the hobby areas in the Stables to enter your horses in Tricks, Vaulting and Show Jumping hobbies!) 




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