One of the most important areas to manage in the Sims Social Facebook game is your Sims Energy. Energy is a new concept to the Sims series and your Sim requires it for most actions and interactions. There are lots of Sims Social Energy cheats and tips for keeping it as full as possible while you play the game. Energy is replenished slowly over time, but not nearly fast enough to keep up with an active player. Your main source of Energy while playing will be in-game items that restore your Energy bar. You can obtain these in several different ways, mainly by completing quests, crafting, and sharing with friends.
While Energy is ultimately a limiting factor on the efficiency of your Sim and how much actual playing you can get done in a session, it’s an interesting challenge to overcome as a player and after a while you will get into a steady rhythm of expending and regaining Energy. Some players simply throw Simcash at the problem (real money), but this isn’t necessary for a player who manages their time and resources wisely.
Choosing Your Actions Wisely
The foundation for managing Energy efficiently in Sims Social is to use your Energy on only the most useful and valuable actions for your Sim. This depends on your Skills, Traits, and the Quests that you’re working on. If you squander your Energy on ‘fluff’ actions that reap little or no rewards for your Sim, you will quickly find yourself out of Energy without the means to restore it. On the other hand, if you use your Energy to get as much rewards and advancement as possible, you will have an easier time refilling your Energy bar and doing more tasks.
For example, let’s say my character specializes in Writing, his skill has been leveled up the most out of all of his skills and he can get the most Simoleons if he writes. However, a current quest wants him to go and interact with a neighbor to complete it. Which action should I spend my Energy on?
I would head over to a neighbor and spend my Energy interacting with them instead of furthering my Writing skill for now. Why? Well, conversation and quest completion yield plenty of rewards and some much-needed items for crafting Energy items that Writing does not. Be conscious of the items in your backpack and storage and keep in mind what else you need to make some more Energy restoration items, use your Energy on actions that have a chance of getting those for you.
Using Friends for Energy
Now that the Sims has entered the social network gaming arena, collaborating with friends and playing cooperatively is more important than ever. The game is designed to greatly reward players who play as a group and ‘share’ rewards with each other whenever they receive them. This can exponentially increase your Sims income and efficiency and allow you to progress much faster in the game (as well as keep you from spending precious Simcash). Can cooperating with friends help you increase your Energy too?
Absolutely! Playing with friends can help you boost your Energy in several ways. The most direct way is by sharing +1 Energy candy bars or with each other, which you can commonly do for completing quests, leveling up, using your skills, and helping your neighbors. You can also gain and share +3 Energy coffee cups by helping your neighbors and completing quests. As long as your group is active and sharing with each other, you should be stocking up on Energy items regularly.
Of course, the more indirect benefit of friends on your Energy is via the resources they provide you- the items that you gain from playing as a group can aid you in crafting Energy items to keep your character going. Speaking of crafting, let’s talk about how to create Energy replenishing items from the stuff in your backpack.
Crafting Energy Items
A savvy and resourceful Sims Social player will minimize the amount of Simcash needed to keep playing by utilizing the crafting system. If you haven’t used it before, crafting essentially allows you to turn a few items in your backpack into a different item that you can use. This allows you to craft a whole slew of different things, but for now we are mainly concerned with Energy rejuvenation items. Take a look at this entry on the crafting screen:
Here we can see the item in question- a coffee mug. See those three slots on the right? Those mean that you need 8 Goodwills, 7 Loves, and 3 Buzzes to craft a single +5 Energy coffee cup. This seems a bit steep to beginners, but if you’re utilizing friends and completing quests regularly, once your Sim is a high level you can craft these often enough to keep you playing almost indefinitely.
Is that All for Energy?
The only other immediate way to regain your energy is by spending Simcash, which means spending your own money to keep on playing. This may be worth it to some players, but others strive to play the game without spending a single penny. This is certainly possible, but it cannot be stressed enough that this style of play practically requires the use of friends and neighbors unless you are content with only playing for a short while each day until your Energy is exhausted.
Remember to be conscious of the ways you spend your Energy and what that expenditure gains for you, do actions that benefit you the most and always strive to obtain the items you need to craft more Energy items.