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Contestants of The Sims Spark'd

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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 16,757 Member
    edited July 12
    Info on Jenn, UrbanSims from her website.
    http://www.xurbansimsx.com/p/about.html

    Stephen, SpringSims
    https://springsims.com/about/

    Simproved
    https://simsvip.com/2016/03/01/community-spotlight-simproved-builder/

    Mollie, The English Simmer
    https://theenglishsimmer.co.uk/

    Couldn't find websites for any of the others. Just social media.
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    One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure
  • trophytrophy Posts: 75 Member
    edited July 12
    I keep seeing that people would have preferred average players or gallery builders. Reality competition shows will either have potential contestants submit an audition tape/video explaining why they would be a good pick or have auditions at public places like casinos. One time I walked by a casting call line for Survivor. This process probably takes time which costs money, using game changers makes the most sense. They have had personal interactions with all of them and each one has a body of work available for easy viewing.

    You can be an amazing builder but do you have the outgoing personality it takes to be on tv or streaming? Can you handle strangers judging you on social media? During an interview can you express yourself in a thoughtful or humorous way, provide the sound bites that producers love to showcase? Do you have an interesting back story? The game changers probably fit this criteria to an extent and do not need counsel. An average player might not know what they are getting into and it might create some potentially serious issues for them.

    As for their merit, I assume there will be some sort of introduction for each contestant, how they got into playing the Sims, why they love it and what is their particular skill set. I think it is fine to get to know the contestants here (which is why I mentioned xmiramira) but that information would be available during the show. I think it comes down to do you like to watch people create things, do you find it inspiring for your own gameplay?
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 18,673 Member
    edited July 14
    A lot of them I have only met through Twitch. Twitch is far more entertaining than reality tv anyways since it is live and unedited. I have known DrGluon the longest since Koffee, RoryPlays, and DrGluon were the first Sims streamers I followed on Twitch. First channel I followed was SimGuruGraham on Twitch.
    DrGluon:


    Simproved:


    EnglishSimmer:


    Xmiramira:


    steph0sims:


    SpringSims:


    DeeSimsYT:


    Plumbella:
    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars." -Dr. Seuss

    Everyone is a Simmer.
  • SimmerGeorgeSimmerGeorge Posts: 946 Member
    trophy wrote: »
    I keep seeing that people would have preferred average players or gallery builders. Reality competition shows will either have potential contestants submit an audition tape/video explaining why they would be a good pick or have auditions at public places like casinos. One time I walked by a casting call line for Survivor. This process probably takes time which costs money, using game changers makes the most sense. They have had personal interactions with all of them and each one has a body of work available for easy viewing.

    You can be an amazing builder but do you have the outgoing personality it takes to be on tv or streaming? Can you handle strangers judging you on social media? During an interview can you express yourself in a thoughtful or humorous way, provide the sound bites that producers love to showcase? Do you have an interesting back story? The game changers probably fit this criteria to an extent and do not need counsel. An average player might not know what they are getting into and it might create some potentially serious issues for them.

    As for their merit, I assume there will be some sort of introduction for each contestant, how they got into playing the Sims, why they love it and what is their particular skill set. I think it is fine to get to know the contestants here (which is why I mentioned xmiramira) but that information would be available during the show. I think it comes down to do you like to watch people create things, do you find it inspiring for your own gameplay?

    Pretty much every reality TV show does this especially when it's supposed to be a competition. People go through an audition and this is how you make a great show. Imagine The Sims Spark'd with those crazy talented people building like Hodgwarts and whatever. They could have given us such great content yet this show will probably be every YouTuber's Twitcher's channel just merged together. Nothing new.
    Where's my Sims 5 squad at?
  • CreativeMom88CreativeMom88 Posts: 45 Member
    Those who are on it, they all started out as normal players.
    Their personalities and gained confidence helped them gain more followers, as well as them having more ways, Twitter & such, for their fans to interact with them.

    I myself do not have Twitter and such, just here on Forums, I've Youtube but rarely watch now, but now have Twitch so I recognized 3 right away, third person being "Sim guru Ninja" cuz who doesn't. 😊
    2 others I've seen on Twitch and I'm glad I can finally be on Twitch.

    There are still those of us in our 30's and up who play but we also gotta remember that we were pre-teens, so they say, when we started with Sims 1. We've more experience than most new players, but many new players are learning building hacks pretty well and we can learn from them just as equally. Their style choices tho can be questionable...😉😄
  • trophytrophy Posts: 75 Member
    edited July 15
    trophy wrote: »
    I keep seeing that people would have preferred average players or gallery builders. Reality competition shows will either have potential contestants submit an audition tape/video explaining why they would be a good pick or have auditions at public places like casinos. One time I walked by a casting call line for Survivor. This process probably takes time which costs money, using game changers makes the most sense. They have had personal interactions with all of them and each one has a body of work available for easy viewing.

    You can be an amazing builder but do you have the outgoing personality it takes to be on tv or streaming? Can you handle strangers judging you on social media? During an interview can you express yourself in a thoughtful or humorous way, provide the sound bites that producers love to showcase? Do you have an interesting back story? The game changers probably fit this criteria to an extent and do not need counsel. An average player might not know what they are getting into and it might create some potentially serious issues for them.

    As for their merit, I assume there will be some sort of introduction for each contestant, how they got into playing the Sims, why they love it and what is their particular skill set. I think it is fine to get to know the contestants here (which is why I mentioned xmiramira) but that information would be available during the show. I think it comes down to do you like to watch people create things, do you find it inspiring for your own gameplay?

    Pretty much every reality TV show does this especially when it's supposed to be a competition. People go through an audition and this is how you make a great show. Imagine The Sims Spark'd with those crazy talented people building like Hodgwarts and whatever. They could have given us such great content yet this show will probably be every YouTuber's Twitcher's channel just merged together. Nothing new.

    As I mentioned in my quote auditions would take time (watching contestant tapes, interviewing in person and background checks) and ea game changers know their way in front of a camera. This is the first season so they probably want to see how the show does first. I agree with someone here who thought Sims Spark’d was just a streaming show but TBS needed content due to the virus stopping production.

  • SilentKittySilentKitty Posts: 3,502 Member
    Hmm...

    I watch EnglishSimmer, her let’s plays are a lot of fun and she has occult elements every now and then which I like. I’ve seen Plumbella a few times as well.

    I’ve done a few TV-commercial as a kid. A nice neighbor needed a few kids for stuff like that and me and my sibling lived in the same house. Bingo. You can really freeze in front of a camera, I did ok but at I remember just freezing in front of the camera when we did one set. My brother was a natural, he works as a salesman now. They thanked me kindly for my work and my brother got more work. I’m 40+ now so this was a long long time ago.

    I can see how it would be easy to work with people who can handle a camera. Otherwise you have to screen all participants.
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 5,240 Member
    There always has to be a pilot show of any new series and afterwards it's decided by the powers that be whether to go ahead or cancel.

    These contestants are quite well known as Game-changers with popular videos on Twitter or YouTube etc., and known to a lot of Simmers. They are definitely the right people to show off the game to its' best advantage but didn't know what to expect, this being the first tryout.

    As you have probably noticed you also have a chance to go on the show in future, if you are good enough, through entering the Challenges given.
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