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The Sims 4: Showtime

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  • SimmervilleSimmerville Posts: 10,244 Member
    I think a Showtime pack would need to introduce something new, beyond bands, for me to get interested. I already have singers with a pianist, I wouldn't get excited to add a better system for it or adding an extra musician to the mix. I also have composers making a living from selling songs, it's a bit limited and tad boring, but they could probably not add to that without re-using content from the Get Famous pack, which would seem strange. Also, how about simmers not owning GF, should they still get the fame system in a Showtime pack, or should they just enjoy building a career without gaining any fame? Might only be fun if playing in a band is limited to hobby level, which I think would kill the idea.

    Not saying the band and more could not be included, but not as a main feature. So, there would need to be something lse, bigger and newer to hit the cover of this pack :)

    I'd like to see ways to bring the misc performances to our TVs. How about running a TV station? Filling it with misc performances (including bands), and the productions actually being watched in the thousand sim homes? Not only musicians and magicians, but talk shows, food shows, weather forecasts, street reports, and a lot more - and our sims could have active careers as producer or journalist/reporter/food specialist/meterologist/talkshow host etc. Could be fun... :)
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  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 3,799 Member
    edited October 2020
    I think a Showtime pack would need to introduce something new, beyond bands, for me to get interested. I already have singers with a pianist, I wouldn't get excited to add a better system for it or adding an extra musician to the mix. I also have composers making a living from selling songs, it's a bit limited and tad boring, but they could probably not add to that without re-using content from the Get Famous pack, which would seem strange. Also, how about simmers not owning GF, should they still get the fame system in a Showtime pack, or should they just enjoy building a career without gaining any fame? Might only be fun if playing in a band is limited to hobby level, which I think would kill the idea.

    I believe in TS3 showtime it works OK, in which artists are scheduled to play at concerts and do various gigs on stage at a professional level. The celebrity system from Late Night is entirely separate to that, but they work well together when both packs are installed. I know bands are part of Late Night, but they could easily have been shipped with Showtime.

    Making TV is a good idea, but I really hope that recording actual footage is part of such a feature, like the video cams in TS3 Generations. I always used those and got my sims to watch all the family tapes. The video cameras were one of the few reasons I played with families back then. :D

    This is why I never liked the non-functionality of the drones in GF. For me they’ve become redundant since they only follow my sim around with a notification telling me footage has been recorded, instead of actually recording footage.

    Being able to play a journalist/ director with functional recording equipment and the ability to set up a tv show/ channel would be great though.

  • Carl_Veluz1992Carl_Veluz1992 Posts: 498 Member
    It's better if Pop/Rock Group will have fame status. New careers should include, Journalists Directors/Producers.
  • ThTSsimmerThTSsimmer Posts: 7 New Member
    I just purchased one of the kits & it got me thinking how cool it would be if they could take maybe certain other things and apply it to the same concept....I was a huge (HUGE) fan of The Sims Superstar expansion pack, I love get famous but it's just missing things from Superstar I would of loved to see...I loved you were able to pick between singer, model, or actor and actually participate in those careers (photo shoots, studio recording, music video, ect) since we now have kits & packs how cool would it be if they released sort of an extension of Get famous were you could purchase & download these "additional" careers, also an option to be involved in all 3 fields at the same time would be pretty cool.
  • Carl_Veluz1992Carl_Veluz1992 Posts: 498 Member
    Aside of Pop/Rock Bands, Journalists and Directors/Producers. We should add Models too.
  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 588 Member
    edited November 2021
    So many things make me feel that Showtime will appear this year. I only hope that EA will add us more careers as singer, magican, model, manager ect.

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  • MarinuttonenMarinuttonen Posts: 165 Member
    I absolutely hate this idea, sorry. I absolutely despise Get Famous for being repetitive & boring & most of all extremely annoying, and I genuinely feel like the devs adding yet more celebrity/vampire perk system based career or club-based bands would be completely awful.

    Because that's what it would be. They've resused the same systems since gtw & vampires for everything. And I am sick of it.
    Where are the pet bunnies, Sims 4 ?! :'(
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,781 Member
    The problem is that a Showtime pack would require the Get Famous and Moschino packs to work properly, as they dealt to some extent with showing off your talents or showing off your photography skills and that would affect a fashion shoot. It would have to concentrate on something completely different with multiple instruments, as in a band or a magician as someone said above.

    Maxis said they wouldn't be doing DLC for DLC anymore but I could see them doing a fairground or showground event type of pack with bands, carousels or even a casino, as the last is allowed in a Pegi 3 pack.

    Of course it could also go into a farming pack as so many farmers allow events in a couple of their fields to make ends meet these days! Instead of the huge Park lot, a lot which could be used for such events as a farmers' market, musical venue, showground - to choice, as in Eco Lifestyle. B) Just trying to get my preference in! :)
  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 588 Member
    I found CC animation masterpiece. If Showtime ever happens, this is what I expect from this pack.

    Breakdance:


    Dance styles:



    Ballet:


    Photomodel:


    Fashionmodel:


    Club Dance:
  • RouensimsRouensims Posts: 4,631 Member
    Oh, wow, those dance routines are amazing! It would be so much fun to have those dances in the game!
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  • Carl_Veluz1992Carl_Veluz1992 Posts: 498 Member
    If Showtime/Rock It Expansion Pack is released possible tracklist to be re-recorded in Simlish:

    So Am I - Ava Max
    Primadonna - Marina
    The Tide is High (Get The Feeling) - Atomic Kitten
    Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
    Look What You've Done - Zara Larsson
    Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
    Body Rock - Maria Vidal
    Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • LoanetLoanet Posts: 3,992 Member
    I want Showtime and Bands and more instruments.

    I totally get people's concern that it will need Get Famous to run properly. Perhaps Sims 4 Showtime will also come with the Fame Engine?
    Just because I bought most of the Packs at full price doesn't mean I don't know when I'm being ripped off, especially now that I can't buy Bundles.
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 3,799 Member
    Loanet wrote: »
    I want Showtime and Bands and more instruments.

    I totally get people's concern that it will need Get Famous to run properly. Perhaps Sims 4 Showtime will also come with the Fame Engine?

    Sims 3 Showtime did not require the Late Night Celebrity system. It had a review/ rating system instead, similar to TS3 resorts that came with Island Paradise or TS4 Dine Out. It could work similar in TS4 and the GT system will only expand on that when installed.
  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 588 Member
    This post has reminded me some inconic NPCs from TS Superstar:



    I have never passed Coco Couture's fashion show.
  • HeathertibbHeathertibb Posts: 151 Member
    I really hope they bring back the modeling career! I would enjoy that because I'm into high fashion and runway shows.
  • BL5036BL5036 Posts: 51 Member
    it makes sens with the new kit ...
  • SthenastiaSthenastia Posts: 588 Member
    What do you guys think about this? In my opinion we have more and more hints about the potential Showtime expansion. In HSY you can find more clues for bands and shows. For example in Cooperdale you can find a little public stage with microphone and guitar:



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