Well folks, the day is finally here. April 16th. I hope you remembered!

What, do you think that the last post wasn’t being serious? It’s not called “April Lies Day”, is it? All of our April 1st news posts have always contained 100% real and reliable information. AmongSO was REAL, and nobody else can tell me otherwise.

Log on any time today to experience all the usual shenanigans… and maybe some more that you might not have anticipated? It’s anyone’s guess?? Just make sure you put away any valuables you don’t want to be on fire.

However, there seems to be a problem… One of our experimental updates for controller support has been pushed to the server alongside our usual April Fools “treats”, and something odd seems to have merged with the FreeSO codebase. I don’t know what “Here we go!” means, but it sounds like some kind of threat.

I repeat: DO NOT PLUG A CONTROLLER INTO YOUR COMPUTER WHEN FREESO IS RUNNING. Only bad things will happen, and everyone else on the property will surely also suffer as a result.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Anyways, thank you so much-a for-to playing my game.

Rhys

The FreeSO Team have been in extended discussions with the official regulators and governing body that controls April Fools and all Pranks and Tricks planned globally, and we have come to agreement. This Cannot Continue.

April Fools is NO LONGER going to be on April 1st.

 

After years of specifically developed, fully functional April Fools masterpieces, this year the vanilla, boring, single digit date simply does not match up to what we need out of it. It is inconvenient, barely misses a weekend, and has the audacity to take place when I’m nowhere near a desktop computer. Plus, we’re no stranger to delaying events with supposedly “fixed” dates. Halloween, maybe even Christmas? No problem for us – how would this be any different?

To rectify this problem, we have selected a new OFFICIAL date for 2022’s April Fools. The date is…

Saturday 16th April 2022

 

Think about it. It’s perfect. Sandwiched perfectly in the middle of the month, right at the start of the weekend, ready for the majority of people to enjoy a full day of whatever horrible derivative concoction we have planned. I mean, whatever wonderful, original idea we have planned.

The only downside is that the date is nowhere near as memorable. Of course, we have all bases covered – our masterful team of PR wizards have come up with this catchy and unique slogan which will make it easy for everyone to remember and understand the revised date for all April Fools antics:

“Remember, Remember, the 16th of April”

Make sure that when anyone asks you “what happened to april fools”, “download among us google play”, or really, any message containing the word “april”, respond with our slogan _to the letter_ and all worries will be resolved.

The following events will NOT occur today, as April 1st is NO LONGER the official active date for the April Fools holiday:

  • Fire and Fire spread active throughout Sunrise Crater.
  • Spicy Pizza Roulette, whatever that was meant to be.
  • Emoji Only Chat enabled on every second odd hour (UTC) throughout the day.
  • AmongSO Tournament at 8pm UTC at The Skeld (CANCELLED)
  • A “stress test” involving 2000 rugs, a ball pit and a malfunctioning pool filter at 7:23pm UTC (42 seconds)
  • [REDACTED]

Do NOT hold any pranks on April 1st against this ruling. They will NOT be funny, they will only be “based” if you really mean based in LIES and deceit. The committee will find you and your comedy license will be revoked.

This will not happen to you.

Please look forward to replacement events on the new officially sanctioned date for April Fools, and make sure to repeat our slogan whenever anyone mentions April Fools.

Remember, Remember, the 16th of April!

Rhys.

The fifth Annual FreeSO Awards (AFA) Ceremony is finally here!

Our beloved S1ndle was trying to dust off the trophies a few weeks ago, when he slipped in a puddle that someone left by the bookshelves and fell. All the trophies were smashed to bits! He’s spent the last few weeks trying to glue them back together. But try as he might, he just wasn’t able to get them quite right.

A total of 13 unique awards are split into two categories:

  • Players: Awards for diverse and eccentric personalities of FreeSO players.
  • Lots: Awards for iconic builds and magnificent designs in Sunrise Crater.

Please keep in mind that you must be nominated for an award in order to win it.

Additionally, MOMI/DADDI/COUSINs, admins, and their lots are ineligible to win awards. This restriction does not include mentors. A player’s account must be in good standing to receive an award.

You can nominate/vote for other players on the following page: https://awards.freeso.org/

Instructions:

Click anywhere on the page to open the voting box, choose a category to view its description, and then type in a Sim’s in-game name (not case sensitive) with an optional reason for why you voted for them. Don’t forget to press the vote button!

You’ll need to log in with your FreeSO account to be able to vote. You may only vote for each category once per account and per real life household (so if your family members also play, it may be a good idea to consider your nomination choices as a team).

Voting ends on March 4th at 20:00 UTC, so get your nominations in and we hope you’ll join us at the Sunrise Crater Town Hall for the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 5th at 20:00 UTC!

The Categories

Individual Award Categories are:

  • Host/Hostess with the most-es – For the Sim who always knows how to make you feel right at home
  • Best Roomie – For the Sim stuck paying all the bills, cooking all the meals, and cleaning up after you
  • Master of Ceremonies – For the Sim who goes above and beyond to organize the most unique/creative in-game events
  • Captain Creativity – For Sunrise Crater’s artist-in-residence who partakes in game related arts such as sculpture, photography, cinematography, or 3d rendering
  • Most Iconic – For the Sim who sets the trends and who is highly influential in Sunrise Crater
  • 2 Sassy 4 U – For the Sim who exceeds all levels of bodacious in the way that they act around town
  • Online 24/7 – For the Sim that never seems to disappear, because… SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK
  • Prop Prepared – For the Sim who’s always digging in the costume trunks and chests

Lot Categories are:

  • The Showperson’s Sleight of Hand Lot – For the owner of the best entertainment or games lot
  • The Capitalism Cup Lot – For the owner of the best money, skill, or shopping lot
  • The Hosting Helpers Lot – For the owner of the best welcome or service lot
  • The Homebodies Lot – For the owner of the best residential, romance, or offbeat lot
  • Best Lot Design – For the owner of the best designed lot

Best of luck to you all!
– The FreeSO Team

As many of you have already noticed, the Halloween season has already begun with trick-or-treating from door to door and zombie summoning, as well as sneaky SURPRISE zombies! At Sunrise Crater Town Hall, a mysterious traveling merchant has set up a prize booth. He claims to have rare items that he has collected from around the world to trade for candy (and he’ll need a dentist soon, because you guys are very skilled at collecting lots of candy.) He can also tell you about different ways to acquire candy, and has three new items for you to purchase!

 

Souls on the Loose

 

Rumor on the streets of Sunrise Crater is that a rather frightening yet noteworthy character is passing through town to see their favorite band on tour! Death in the flesh (well, minus the flesh) accompanied by an incompetent yet seemingly knowledgeable intern is reported to have been seen at the Sunrise Crater Town Hall. However, it appears that there’s a bit of a mess in need of being sorted out. The Grim Reaper’s hefty Jar of Immortal Souls was clumsily dropped and shattered, allowing a flock of rampant souls to escape and hide throughout Sunrise Crater’s many neighborhoods!

Over the course of Saturday (October 30), Sunday (October 31), and Monday (November 1), a series of daily scavenger hunts will take place and your riddle solving abilities will be put to the test. You will need to decode daily sets of clues in order to locate the souls. Each day, the first daily clue will be sent to you as a message via your in-game mailbox. Successfully locating souls will unlock the next clue with a total of 9 per day. After you’ve collected all souls for the day, the Grim Reaper will be waiting for you to hand them over. Expect repayment in the form of various and bountiful offerings.

Don’t miss out, and put some work into decoding those clues before it’s too late!

 

The Haunted Asylum

 

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Many years ago, in Journey’s End, an Asylum was closed immediately due to the rapid spread of a deadly disease. The residents were left behind as a measure of quarantine. Try as they might to survive, they weren’t able to get out because doors are locked with secret codes. Lacking food and basic necessities while they were trapped, they eventually perished, and now haunt the Asylum forever.

The spirits are so angry about their demise, they’ve placed traps throughout the facility, in hopes to keep you there forever. A few even manifest a physical presence in order to activate some of the traps.

If you think you can survive the Haunted Escape Asylum, the spirits will be waiting for you.

There are a few items left lying around the Asylum that could give you a bit of respite along your journey, but they will be little comfort to you. Comfort and luxury are not on the menu here. Should you choose to enter this place, beware! You may not make it out with your sanity, thus making you another member of the Haunted Asylum. Taking the easy way, will not necessarily be beneficial, you could find yourself in more danger this way. Should you actually manage to escape, legend has it that the spirits store their valuables in the Dining Hall just as you leave. Will you be able to Escape?

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Attention Sunrise Crater citizens!

 

As stated in the last emergency alert, our weather forecast radar has been detecting signs of a potential monsoon with waves of strong winds, heavy rainfall, and thunder and lightning. This is an expected phenomenon which can occur with the change of season. However, this time our team of experts found some unusual signs that have never been recorded before. The rain water seems to have a higher level of fructose, making it heavier, stickier, and sweeter than your average rain. The winds are also carrying some sort of pink-ish powder that is creating the effect of a pink smog permeating the skies.

We hope you all had enough time to prepare and ready yourselves for the storm’s strongest impact. Please stay calm, take a deep breath, and have a toothbrush on hand at all times. Have some self control, and try not to bite!

 

Sweet Prizes!

If you do find yourself unable to resist the temptation, you might end up face to face with the brand new addition to FreeSO seasonal shenanigans, the Lucky ‘Gumball’ Machine!

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The machine is available exclusively at Fructose Monsoon, our brand new event lot, but how does it work? Each gumball includes 1 mystery item from the 12-pack 2021 Summer Collection and a special bonus item for the price of only 800 Simoleons. What a steal! Come over and get yourself a box or… more! Please be assured that this machine will never go out of stock, but your wallet may!

The launcher also seems to have been affected – we’re detecting an increase in its sugar content of around 2000% per pixel. We’re not sure what the normal sugar content of a pixel is, but the dramatic increase is a cause for worry.

It looks like the storm will be lasting until the end of October, so you’ve got plenty of time to make the most of it. Until then, enjoy yourselves, and maybe triple the frequency of your dentist appointments.