The Sims 3 Seasons: Spring
Love Day, Spring King/Queen and Spring Festival
Springtime in The Sims 3 Seasons brings rain, warm weather, and makes the town's trees and flowers return to life. Spring is a time of love, and Sims will often send love letters, gifts, and confess attraction to other Sims during this time of year. The Spring Festival supports this with a kissing booth, love testing machine, and a holiday dedicated to bringing love to Sims. This guide to Spring in Seasons will summarize the new features and activities you can do, while explaining how they work.
Spring Showers (and Lightning!)
Spring is generally warm, though not hot or cold enough to harm Sims. They will get wet in the rain without any Umbrella, which can be bought in buy mode > outdoors > outdoor activities. Heavier rains realistically bring lightning, which can strike Sims who are outside with an umbrella. You should be safe without the umbrella acting as a lighting rod. Lightning strikes against Sims are rare but when they occur they can kill (but sometimes simply singe) so use caution when it's storming and seek shelter, or simply stay outdoors and get soaked without an umbrella.
Wildflowers and Allergies
During Spring, all insect, space rock, metal, gem, and seed spawners have a 25% chance to spawn Wildflowers. Wildflowers live 5 days before something else is spawned there. They can cause allergies, which give a 2-day -10 moodlet that can be cured with an Allergy shot from the Hospital for $200. Here's a list of the new Wildflowers in Seasons and their values:
|Wildflower Type||Rarity||Sell Value|
The Spring Festival offers a few new activities for Sims, most centered on love. It's a bit of Valentine's Day with a dash of Easter. The Spring holiday is Love Day which normally takes place on the last Saturday of a Season. While Sims are twice as likely to get love letters and gifts during the Spring in general, on Love Day, all Sims have a +10 moodlet, and are five times more likely than usual to receive love letters and gifts from Sims attracted to them. Here are the new activities you can join in at the Spring Festival. Most of them earn you tickets, which can be exchanged for items at the concession stand on the Festival lot.
Sims can use the mailbox to send and receive Love Letters. These confessions of attraction can give Sims a small relationship bump. A common complaint is that married Sims as well as those in steady relationships will send these out to your Sims. If your Sim already has a partner, only a Sim with a relationship of at least 25 will send a love letter to you.
Spring Dance Queen and Spring Dance King
Dancing during the Spring Festival will give your Sim a chance to earn the title of Spring Dance Queen or Spring Dance King. From the game mechanics this seems to be a 20% chance per hour, so about five hours dancing at the Festival should earn your Sim the title.These titles are distributed on the last day of the Season and come with a 250 Festival Prize Ticket reward.
Eggs are scattered around the Festival lot during Spring. They spawn at 5am and number 10-20 total. When collecting eggs, you will often find a lone Festival Ticket. There is however a 10% chance of finding a Fancy Festival Egg worth $500, and a 3% chance of a Spring Gnome.
Using the Kissing booth costs $5 per kiss, but gives a +30 8h moodlet for a good smooch. If you have a Sim work there, they'll earn from 5-15 Simoleons per miss. Sims with the Attractive Lifetime Reward, Great Kisser Trait, or Hopeless Romantic Trait tend to be better kissers. Doesn't give festival tickets.
Love Tester Machine
Gives between 1-3 tickets for a bad, neutral, or positive result. Sims will also get a +5 or -5 moodlet for cold or burning loins. It seems to give a positive result when two Sims are already in love, though a negative result certainly doesn't mean they can't.
Sims can raise a hidden skill, skating, at the Festival's skating rink. Skating gives your Sim 5 Festival Tickets.
Sims can compete in a game of Horseshoes at the Festival. It doesn't seem to be something they'll get better at, though the winner receives 25 tickets, the loser five.