A rabbit hole is an object, generally in massive size, which Sims can enter or do activities in, but players are unable to see what's inside it. Rabbit holes fade away when the camera gets closer to them, and Sims cannot be seen what they're doing inside one.
Most rabbit holes function as workplaces where Sims are employed and work in. Most of them are building-sized, though some of them are not, such as mausoleum, gypsy caravan, or arboretum. Sims can perform various activities inside rabbit holes, such as getting employed, attending a show, attending a class, and so on. Some rabbit holes render the lot assignment of community lots. Rabbit holes placed in a community lot will also replace the lot's map tag with the rabbit hole's map tags.
Some rabbit holes are investable. Sims can become partner and own them. Once Sims become an owner, they can rebuild the lot to improve it to become more attractive, rename the rabbit hole, and also fire Sims at their will. They can't, however, fire the last employee who works there.
In some careers and professions, some of their duties or opportunities are to enter certain rabbit holes to perform something. What they do doesn't really matter, because they will just enter the rabbit holes and complete their tasks themselves. For example, Firefighters sometimes have a building disaster where they'll enter a rabbit hole and complete it eventually.
Although rabbit holes will fade when the camera gets closer, players can see the contents inside them with cameraman view by pressing the Tab key. Everything inside the building is 2-D decorative textures that serve to make the rabbit holes or buildings more realistic when players peek them through window from the outside. Environment sounds and music can be heard when Sims are inside the rabbit holes. Usually it's a sound effect related to the rabbit holes, such as school bell at school or eerie voices at mausoleum, with an audible background music.
Sims who are at their top of certain careers can hold autograph sessions in some rabbit holes. While in autograph session, Sims must give autograph to as many visitors as possible. The more Sims get autographs, the more the player will earn money. Sometimes, this will also attract and advertise Sims to enter the rabbit holes to watch show or game for example, which will give bonus as well. Technically, Sims can hold autograph sessions in rabbit holes where Sims can enter to attend a show, i.e. theater, stadium, equestrian center, or film studio.
Additionally, Sims can also make an advertisement deal with bookstore and supermarket. This is simpler as Sims only need to enter the rabbit hole in an amount of time, and they'll earn money. Sims need to wait for a week to make another advertisement deal. Sims cannot have two deals at a time; which means they need to wait for a week to make a deal in supermarket if they've made one in bookstore.
Multi-purpose rabbit holesEdit
Since Late Night, some multi-purpose rabbit holes are present to preserve neighborhoods that lack enough space for big lots, such as Bridgeport. Although this seems practical, there are some issues regarding with multi-purpose rabbit holes, such as the inability to complete opportunities that are related to rabbit holes. Sometimes, the option to perform task from opportunities is not available, which prevents player from completing the opportunities. For example, the aftershool activities-related opportunities cannot be completed at school in Moonlight Falls.
Types of rabbit holesEdit
|Types||Function||Workplaces and classes||Notes||EP|
|Abandoned warehouse||None||Criminal career, Art Appraiser career||Sims in the Law Enforcement career may receive an opportunity to raid the warehouse in exchange for a cash reward. This usually causes Sims unable to go to their workplace in abandoned warehouse.|
|Administration center||Reassign roomates, clear name, record anti-cheating video||None||None|
|Annex||University graduation ceremony||Handiness class|
|Arboretum||Enter gardening competition, search for fairies, play with fairies, tour arboretum||None||This house is exclusive to fairies. Not investable.|
|Bistro||Eat in or outside, hold autograph session||Culinary career, Cooking class, Mixology class||Sims can eat inside or outside the bistro. Sims who eat inside sometimes receive a chance card. Sims will change to formal wear when going to bistro.|
|Bookstore||Buy books, hold autograph session, make advertisement deal||Bookstore Clerk part-time job||None|
|City hall||Protest, receive service awards, celebrate the top-level profession, tour city hall||Political career, Architectural Designer profession, Charisma class||Not investable.|
|Classroom||College class||Various skill classes||There are 3 types of classroom rabbit holes. Each of them have different variety of activities.|
|Diner||Dine in||Culinary career, Cooking class, Mixology class||Sims employed in the Culinary career can transfer their workplace between the Bistro and the Diner rabbitholes, as they are functionally the same.|
|Equestrian center||Watch horse competition, breed mare, offer stallion as stud, buy a horse, enter a horse competition||Riding class||None|
|Film studio||Attend film screening, hold autograph session, tour film studio||Film career||The set outside the building will periodically change.|
|Gypsy caravan||Have fortune told, WooHoo||Fortune Teller career||None|
|Hospital||Giving birth when the baby is coming, get plastic surgery, wax body hair, receive flu/allergy shot||Medical career||Vampires can raid the hospital for plasma packs.|
|Mausoleum||Tour mausoleum, explore catacomb, manage the dead||Mausoleum Clerk part-time job||Does not generate a map tag, unlike other rabbit holes. Not investable.|
|Military base||Tour base camp||Military career, Handiness class||Not investable.|
|Office building||Dispel rumor||Business career, Journalism career, Video Game Developer career, Writing class, Social Networking class||None|
|Police department||None||Law Enforcement career||Sims in the criminal career can be arrested. Sims can also recieve investigation cases here. Not investable.|
|School||Prank, attend prom, sign up for afterschool activities||Education career, Painting class||Not investable|
|Science lab||Sell insects and spirits, tour science lab||Science career, Ghost Hunter profession, Logic class, Gardening class, Inventing class, Science class||Sims can claim their clone when they have a clone voucher purchased from lifetime reward.|
|Skydiving center||Skydiving simulator||None||Sims can increase Athletic skill by using the skydiving simulator. This is a special rabbit hole from Ford Focus Skydiving Simulator from store content.|
|Spa||Get salon, facial, massage, body treatment, and package service; get tattoo, wax body hair, hold autograph session||Spa Receptionist part-time job, Spa Specialist part-time job||None|
|Stadium||Attend game, attend concert, hold autograph session||Professional Sports career, Sports Agent career, Athletic class||The Binder Clips Center in Starlight Shores also functions as a big show venue as part of shell-rabbit hole.|
|Subway||Travel, play for tips||None||Subways can be individually named, and travelled between for free. There is a chance for sims to be mugged when using the subway or playing for tips in the station. Sims can replenish their Bladder need in the station. Not a building.|
|Supermarket||Buy grocery, sell fresh fruit and vegetables, hold autograph session, make advertisement deal||Grocery Store Clerk part-time job|
|Vampires can raid the supermarket for plasma packs.|
|Theater||Attend play, attend symphony, hold autograph session||Music career, Instrument skills||The Hoi Polloi Event Center from Showtime also functions as a big show venue as part of a shell-rabbit hole.|
|Vault of Antiquity||Enter trivia contest, research supernatural, tour archives||Alchemy class||On the right of the door there is an illuminati symbol consisting of a pyramid containing an eye.|