NOTE: you need to have completed the life dreams and legacies quest before you can do this.
I get asked a lot if there is anyway to stop your sims from dying once the automatic ageing starts and the answer is yes! This post will explain how this works.
To do this you will need an orb, now all orbs can pause a sims life but they stay paused for different periods of time:
- Bronze- 3 days
- Silver- 7 days
- Gold- 16 days
- Platinum- paused forever (its definitely worth getting a platinum orb to do this for your favourite sims)
NOTE: YOU NEED ONE PLATINUM ORB FOR EACH SIM YOU WANT TO PAUSE
Now you are probably asking how do I get orbs?
My guide to Life Dreams and Orbs explains in detail but I will briefly explain here:
To earn orbs you need to give your sims personalities and complete their life dreams, once you have completed a life dream for each stage of their life they will leave an orb behind when they die as a senior.
This orb can then be used to build places on the mysterious island or you can pause sims
How do I make a platinum orb?
You need to complete the life dreams of 4 sims to get a platinum orb:
- Sim 1: Choose personality and life dream, once complete they will get a bronze orb, when they pass on this orb is left behind, you can then store it and give to the next sim
- Sim 2: Choose personality and select the bronze orb so they can complete their life dreams to upgrade it to a silver, again it is left behind when they pass.
- Sim 3: Can then upgrade the silver to a gold orb
- Sim 4: Can then upgrade the gold to a platinum orb
Now you have your platinum orb you can pause a sim at the life stage they are currently in, pausing means that no matter how many actions they complete they will not age
I decided to remake the sim based on me to pause forever
1-To pause the sim you need to go to the age controller, find the sim and click on the second button that has two lines on it (the pause button)
2-A life orb allocation pop up will appear, there you can see all the orbs you have stored or are working towards right now, select the orb you want, then click the green tick
3-It will ask you to confirm you want to pause ageing on that sim, click yes if you do
Your sim life stage is now paused forever!
You can unpause if you want to but you will lose the orb that you worked so hard to earn!
Is there another way to pause a sim?
The only other way is to have them not do anything (just standing around) because they will only age when they are completing actions but this isn’t the best way, if you tried to do this with all your sims you wouldn’t progress with the game.
Most of my sims are going to die before I get the chance to pause the ones I want, how can I do this?
I would suggest using your orbs to build all the places first, don’t worry about your sims dying and once you have built everything start some sims working towards platinum orbs. Once you have the platinum orbs you can remake your favourite sims and build up your town again!
TIP: if you are trying to get a platinum orb I would suggest completing sporty, geeky or entertainer life dreams- not animal fanatic, without a send to work life dream it takes far longer than the others.
Still confused about Life Dreams? Read my Life Dreams Frequently Asked Questions Post here
Thanks for reading!
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