During the Hands On time I started with 2 adult Sims and a cat, dog and horse. And I was just going to play and record everything cute that came along, so there is no real structure to this Hands On, just everything I saw in the 2.5 hours EA NL allowed me to play. I usually play at most with 4 sims. So 2 adults and 3 pets was a lot of work. However, I think it’s just like learning to deal with more than 1 Sim at a time, the game has a learning curve so I recommend: do not start off with the Ark builder or the Animal Rescuer lifetime wishes!