This forum seems to be in topics of both arenas: The show, and the added gallery function, so I guess I'll talk about both.
The gallery function:
This is awesome, something completely new, and built-in challenges that all players can take part in. I see nothing but positives here (aside from the fact that the Spark'd gallery is filled with people completely ignoring rules lol)
I feel like the show is pretty cool, and it gives me yet another Sims-something to watch on Youtube while I'm playing Sims 4, or I dunno, eating food lol But, and I can't believe I haven't seen it really mentioned here
The judges on Spark'd were really, really harsh in that first episode. Like this hasn't been done before, and these people are used to streaming in front of a camera. On top of that, pretty much every single Sims player has some kind of anxiety, so I know for a fact a lot of these people were doing something they might never have done, ever, in their entire lives, without the incentive of one hundred thousand dollars.
I also feel like the judges, or whoever set this up, doesn't understand how long these individual tasks actually take, and booting people off the show for having an unfinished video? I see no fault on their part. 5 hours is not enough time for 3 strangers to cobble together something that takes an entire day, or sometimes two days. You guys are almost asking the impossible, but that's not my biggest issue.
The biggest issue is turning one of the contestants into an antagonist and forcing drama between her and the other guy on her team. It looked like they were having trouble communicating and it looked like Miramira was upset about it, and the producers made her out to be a villain, or they made Gluon out to be a villain, or both?
Either way, this is a bad thing. You take the chance of ruining people's streaming/youtube careers over drama that was contrived, or completely fabricated. This isn't what Sims stands for, and I don't think this kind of production should continue, period.
I'm Meryl, and I go by Merrill on Twitch
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when I'm not in The Sims. Check out my stuff on the Sims 4 gallery under the ID 'RavennaSanguine'