If you have not unlocked this quest yet it is because previous quests have to be completed first.
This quest unlocks at level 20 (once all previous quests have been completed) to create a Teen Idol. For this quest you need a teen, but you can only have one teen sim who is the teen idol!
You have 7 days to complete this quest if you want the premium instruments, you can still complete once the time is up and unlock the hobby and sim sign but you won’t get the prize for completing in time.
Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has
- Buy a stack of magazines- these can be found in the living room section of buy mode
- Make a teen read Teen Celebrity magazine- 4 minutes 30 seconds (click on the stack of magazines and choose the teen celebrity option-only a teen can read this!)
- Make a teen watch funny cat videos- 1 hour 40 minutes (on the computer)
- Send a Teenager to the park
- Create a plan to become famous- 6 hours 1o minutes (using the blackboard in the park on the pier)
- Buy a keyboard (from buy mode in the teen section)
- Write music (using the keyboard to find notes- cheapest keyboard takes an hour)
- Write 3 pieces of music ( you have to find a new note to be counted as a piece of music using the keyboard)
- Write 6 pieces of music (you need to use the bass guitar to find the next 3)
- Write 9 pieces of music (you need to use the drum kit to find the next 3)
- Write 12 pieces of music (you need to use the guitar to find the next 3)
- Write 15 pieces of music (you need to use the microphone to find the last 3)
You unlock different instruments with each line of notes you find, the higher star level the instruments have, the faster your sim will write music
Once you’ve found all the keyboard notes you will unlock the bass guitar (cheapest takes 2 hours to make music) then when you have found all the bass guitar notes you unlock the drum kit and so on..
Once you complete this quest you unlock the Sim Sign:
You will find the sim town sign near the premium residences by the estate agents- you need to upgrade it to get the chance to earn a bonus in revenue. When you upgrade it to level 3 you unlock the teen idol mansion- the first one is free! To upgrade the sim sign you need to collect the pieces, to find these pieces you can redo the collection and when you finish a line you get a piece or you can find them randomly when you do an action!
This post explains the Sim Sign And Teen Mansion in more detail
Prize: Premium Instruments
Is the prize worth it? NOTE the instruments you get as a prize are no longer free but they are 3 star instruments so you can complete a collection quicker (so you can hopefully complete the sim sign quicker) without buying the 3 star instruments that cost LPs (but you could always do that as there is no difference between premium and 3 star instruments apart from the cost)
Where can I find them? In the teen section of the buy mode.
Thanks for reading!
The next quest Adulthood ages teens to adults
Please note this quest was correct at the time of writing, it may change.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST
please read before asking
I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 20 before you can start this quest
Can I complete this quest even though I am passed level 20?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically
I can’t place the magazines in my house, why?
You need to put them on a table or counter, you cannot place them on the floor
My sims won’t read the magazine, help!
Do blue footprints appear? Read the answer below
Why do blue footprints appear when I try to use an item?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it
Help, all items are greyed out apart from the magazines! What should I do?
Buy the magazines again, this should allow you to access the rest of buy mode
Do I need a teen for this quest?
Yes, in this quest you complete the teen idol hobby for the first time so a teen is required to complete all the goals
Can I have more than one teen doing this at once?
No, only one teen can be the teen idol and complete this hobby at one time
I have done the task write 3 pieces of music but it will not complete, why?
You need to write 3 different pieces, you cannot just do the task 3 times
Why can’t I buy the microphone yet?
You need to find all 3 pieces of music on the keyboard, then all 3 on the bass guitar, then all 3 on the drum kit, then all 3 on the guitar and then you will be able to buy the microphone
I cannot find one of the pieces, what should I do?
Some take longer to get than others to find so just keep going, you will find them eventually!
What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The premium instruments
What is the difference between the 3 star instruments and the premium instruments?
Apart from cost (3 star instruments cost LPs) there is no difference
What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the teen idol hobby and sim sign before you can move onto the next quest
I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests
Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit
I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one
How do I build the sim sign?
You need to complete the teen idol hobby several times, each time you complete a row in the hobby you earn a resource to build the sign, this post explains this in more detail
Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal
Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post
NOTE: Last updated during the baby steps 2015 update.
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