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  • LeGardePourpreLeGardePourpre Posts: 15,215 Member
    edited August 2018
  • IceyJIceyJ Posts: 4,641 Member
    edited August 2018
    EA_Mage wrote: »
    WhiteMojo wrote: »
    Like the new page, shame they are doing nothing about the people who just reupload other people's stuff. Just gets so disheartening, why bother with the gallery at all, just cheat and use bots to increase your followers and downloads.

    @WhiteMojo This is an issue the team is aware of and SimGuruGrant addressed during the stream - check out the video of the stream here :)
    IngeJones wrote: »
    I am just confused about one thing. Are they saying we *can* make our own screenshots for the gallery or we cannot?
    @IngeJones SimGuruGrant made a winky face and said "We know this!" :smiley:

    I missed this part of the stream, I guess, and don't feel like re-watching. Can someone tell me what Grant said regarding uploading?
  • DenimjoDenimjo Posts: 213 Member
    edited August 2018
    How does the "Sort by Most Popular" work?

    I have a semi popular simself in the gallery which I created for a challenge and was subsequently nominated for a Maxis Fave. I like to check on her popularity once in a while. I was expecting the sort to show items with highest number of downloads or favorites first down to last but that is not how it appears to work. Actually, I usually can not locate my sim by scrolling through the "Most Popular" sort and she should be on one of the first few pages.

    Anyone else experience this or like this to be fixed?

    I suspect that the default 'Sort by Most Popular' filter has some sort of timed setting on it whereas if an upload hasn't gotten a certain amount of downloads for a certain amount of time (even though it could be really popular overall) it just won't show up. I did a search for Cassandra Goth and I got no results; I then changed the filter to Newest* and got several dozen (including the actual original Cassandra Goth, which was who I was looking for in the first place).

    I hope they consider implementing an option where the individual can choose their default Sort By... filter in the future.

    * Although I can't be sure if it was Newest or Most Popular Now that I changed it to.
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  • IngeJonesIngeJones Posts: 3,247 Member
    edited August 2018
    "IceyJ wrote:
    I missed this part of the stream, I guess, and don't feel like re-watching. Can someone tell me what Grant said regarding uploading?

    He just kind of said they knew it was an issue for us and they were trying to work out what could be done about it.

  • SimTrippySimTrippy Posts: 7,651 Member
    edited August 2018
    bixters wrote: »
    EA_Mage wrote: »
    Let's keep it on topic here please :)

    And again, no need to be rude or offensive!

    We welcome feedback be it positive or negative, but please keep in constructive. Throwing insults at anyone, including general EA, is not going make the feedback heard louder.

    Thanks!

    So we're not allowed to insult EA now? I guess companies are people now :D:D

    You can voice ciriticsm against EA. I've done it short of a thousand times on these forums without getting banned or jailed. But yes, EA is made up of people and insulting them is neither helpful nor constructive.

    Anyway on topic: I liked the stream. I think it must have been pretty hard for them to come online and, as Grant said, break the ice. To introduce streaming for communication's sake, not just for announcements. It is what many of us wanted. They also told us not to get hyped. So all in all, I don't even know what there is to be insulting about.
  • Flamingolegs727Flamingolegs727 Posts: 1 New Member
    > @PurpleM00n said:
    > I'm disappointed. There was no need to hype everyone up for a simple gallery update. The stream didn't last 1 hour either.

    Agreed however they did try to down hype it but I can't be down hyped ! lol
  • gillr52gillr52 Posts: 35 Member
    Hello, while there are many improvements in the Gallery update--I would like to point out a change that has made my heart sink. The fact that the default is to POPULAR NOW rather than NEWEST is very unfortunate, particularly for normal/newer simmers. It means that no one sees your latest uploads. I have seen a radical change in the number of my DL's for my new uploads since the update. It would be so helpful if the default could be to NEWEST, with the possibility of choosing POPULAR NOW should you wish. Thanks!
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,912 Member
    edited August 2018
    gillr52 wrote: »
    Hello, while there are many improvements in the Gallery update--I would like to point out a change that has made my heart sink. The fact that the default is to POPULAR NOW rather than NEWEST is very unfortunate, particularly for normal/newer simmers. It means that no one sees your latest uploads. I have seen a radical change in the number of my DL's for my new uploads since the update. It would be so helpful if the default could be to NEWEST, with the possibility of choosing POPULAR NOW should you wish. Thanks!

    That's what I think too. In the past I have had downloads of my lots within a couple of minutes but scrolled through lots of the newest uploads (not mine) and didn't see one download. If you haven't had an download in about a quarter of an hour you are so far down the page that you have no chance of being seen. That's why I've removed all my lots from the Gallery. Why bother?

    I put lots of houses on the Gallery in the past and have accumulated over 7000 downloads but at most about 50 to 60 each so have no hope of being on most popular now. I don't do Facebook, Instagram or Twitch but had several, early on re-uploaded as other peoples lots and they got many more downloads for my work. I didn't expect many downloads anyway as I specialised in UK suburb type houses, redbrick and Tudor.

    I am thinking that those super advanced makers should be put in some type of "National Gallery" of Favoured uploads and put separately to be admired like we do when going to an Art Gallery! and give the newbies a chance. :'(
  • kaiwrysimskaiwrysims Posts: 1,532 Member
    I'm very excited about maxis monthly and guru garage. I love watching the gurus stream even if it's not showing off something new.
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  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,912 Member
    kaiwrysims wrote: »
    I'm very excited about maxis monthly and guru garage. I love watching the gurus stream even if it's not showing off something new.

    That is a good thing. I'd love it if they came across some of the bugs whilst playing the game online. Now that would lead to a swift Patch of that offending bug. Maybe try and reproduce some as Nick, Icarus and Arvin are trying behind the scenes from bug reports from players.
  • IngeJonesIngeJones Posts: 3,247 Member
    kaiwrysims wrote: »
    I'm very excited about maxis monthly and guru garage. I love watching the gurus stream even if it's not showing off something new.

    Yeah they're fun to watch. But I still miss SimGuruSmitty for sheer exuberance :D
  • FinvolaFinvola Posts: 1,041 Member
    I don't like the way it automatically defaults to "Most Popular" either. My normal routine when I load up is to go through notifications and see what my friends have favorited or shared, then I browse the gallery. I always look at the new uploads. If I'm looking for something specific, then I'll use the search function. It just doesn't seem very fair for the regular or casual creators with a small library/handful of followers. They will just get buried under everything else. I think it will be harder for up and coming creators to get noticed with "Most Popular" now being the default.
  • leena3leena3 Posts: 31 Member
    The gallery is very nice and easy to work with! I simply love it! <3 - But what happened to screenshots?! They don't seem to have the same high quality after the update yesterday. :( The pics look blurry and the antialiasing is worse and clearly visible to the eye. Hope you can fix that! Hugs! o:)
  • LyrieLyrie Posts: 881 Member
    I am happy enough for what we have gotten so far on the patch. the gallery is nice.

    I want to share my viewpoint. Instead of thinking 'this is the third patch since....' I think Wow this is the THIRD patch! I think it really shows the efforts of devs and gurus doing Something! I remember in sims 3 days.....nothing to fixed, patches did not help anything (that I noticed) and I dont think there was this much communication.

    In my view I say they ARE listening to us! They tweet, they are in the forums, its amazing, I am amazed how different things are now.

    And I do understand the negative the fustration, lets take for example the leaves, its spring in my game and they are there stinky. I am dreading to make it back to Fall. BUT here is some proof that they are just not twittling their thumbs!

    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/942867/piles-of-leaves#latest

    They are having trouble re-creating it and have reached out asking for help! That is MAJOR to me.

    I just wish instead of all the straight negative and disappointment calling out there can be at least some acknowledgement of trying and those who don't see any at all, I just pity because its there. and it must be sad for those people just be to upset and disappointed all the time instead of some positivity. because unless we are working there we really can't know what its like.

    I think that more support gets things done then more negative. And I am not saying don't show construtive points, show them, talk about them so it gets noticed yes! But like the guru says there is a proper WAY to do feedback. Its HOW its worded. If you are to aggitited don't type just walk away and come back when able to say it in a constructive way.

    I take my hat off to the gurus because yes fustration is real and valid but it seems so overwelming to me, I feel upset for them in a way since I can see them TRYING. I would have thrown my hands up, so they must have some thick skin because in the end we must remember behind each computer screen is a person with a heart and feelings.

    Anyways thats my view on all this, I can't wait to see whats in store.
  • OtoyoOtoyo Posts: 698 Member
    edited August 2018
    Finvola wrote: »
    I don't like the way it automatically defaults to "Most Popular" either. My normal routine when I load up is to go through notifications and see what my friends have favorited or shared, then I browse the gallery. I always look at the new uploads. If I'm looking for something specific, then I'll use the search function. It just doesn't seem very fair for the regular or casual creators with a small library/handful of followers. They will just get buried under everything else. I think it will be harder for up and coming creators to get noticed with "Most Popular" now being the default.

    I keep forgetting that the default is most popular or popular now. I wish I could change the settings to default to newest. I like the "newest" category cause it tends to have a bit more variety. Hopefully with time I will get used to just automatically changing the search to newest. But I also agree, now the less known creators won't have their work seen like they could before.
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  • murphma2murphma2 Posts: 3 New Member
    I'm having the same screenshot issues as leena3 is having. All my screenshots used to be so clear... now they're very obviously blurry. My settings are on Ultra, so there's nothing else I can do. Please fix this if you can!
  • gillr52gillr52 Posts: 35 Member
    Otoyo wrote: »
    Finvola wrote: »
    I don't like the way it automatically defaults to "Most Popular" either. My normal routine when I load up is to go through notifications and see what my friends have favorited or shared, then I browse the gallery. I always look at the new uploads. If I'm looking for something specific, then I'll use the search function. It just doesn't seem very fair for the regular or casual creators with a small library/handful of followers. They will just get buried under everything else. I think it will be harder for up and coming creators to get noticed with "Most Popular" now being the default.

    I keep forgetting that the default is most popular or popular now. I wish I could change the settings to default to newest. I like the new category cause it tends to have a bit more variety. Hopefully with time I will get used to just automatically changing the search to newest. But I also agree, now the less known creators won't have their work seen like they could before.

    This default to Pop Now is very very unfair. It will confine all the views to the same people. I liked the consistent newest setting...it gave everyone a chance to be seen. The two uploads I did today were only seen by my existing followers. That is so disappointing.
  • simgravessimgraves Posts: 291 Member
    murphma2 wrote: »
    I'm having the same screenshot issues as leena3 is having. All my screenshots used to be so clear... now they're very obviously blurry. My settings are on Ultra, so there's nothing else I can do. Please fix this if you can!

    Same here. It's now blurry
  • EA_MageEA_Mage Posts: 1,354 EA Staff (retired)
    SimsCadet wrote: »
    murphma2 wrote: »
    I'm having the same screenshot issues as leena3 is having. All my screenshots used to be so clear... now they're very obviously blurry. My settings are on Ultra, so there's nothing else I can do. Please fix this if you can!

    Same here. It's now blurry

    This is an issue we are aware of and it is being looked into.
    SimGuruNick on this:

  • MeerkatGirl101MeerkatGirl101 Posts: 1 New Member
    [quote="Huiiie_07;c-16647168"][quote="Astryker2;c-16647098"]The new update made it so I can't use the gallery. When I try to put a sim in CAS or preview one when the gallery closes it turns the screen gray and wont do anything i have to force the game to stop [/quote]

    I have the same issue too. I will remove my mods folder for testing, I already disabled script mods and it would drive me nuts when I can't use my cc anymore because of the update. Additionally, there are some mods I just can't play without.

    Edit: Removing all of my mods has worked, now I have to put my most important ones back in and hope that none of them was causing the problem :s

    Edit Nr. 2: UI Cheats Extension caused it, I just removed it and everything is working fine.[/quote]


    That sucks! i’ve been having the same issue and i will try removing the UI Cheats Extension mod since i have that installed...dang it i really loved that mod :(
  • Kita5399Kita5399 Posts: 2,112 Member
    edited August 2018
    [/quote]
    That plum! i’ve been having the same issue and i will try removing the UI Cheats Extension mod since i have that installed...dang it i really loved that mod :(
    [/quote]

    @MeerkatGirl101
    It has been updated at MTS

  • surraaaaaasurraaaaaa Posts: 859 Member
    Huiiie_07 wrote: »
    Astryker2 wrote: »
    The new update made it so I can't use the gallery. When I try to put a sim in CAS or preview one when the gallery closes it turns the screen gray and wont do anything i have to force the game to stop

    I have the same issue too. I will remove my mods folder for testing, I already disabled script mods and it would drive me nuts when I can't use my cc anymore because of the update. Additionally, there are some mods I just can't play without.

    Edit: Removing all of my mods has worked, now I have to put my most important ones back in and hope that none of them was causing the problem :s

    Edit Nr. 2: UI Cheats Extension caused it, I just removed it and everything is working fine.


    That plum! i’ve been having the same issue and i will try removing the UI Cheats Extension mod since i have that installed...dang it i really loved that mod :(

    There is an update for the UI cheats mod!
  • calaprfycalaprfy Posts: 3,927 Member
    Did they sort out the filters in the gallery?

    Are we now able to find items that contain only certain packs?
  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,442 Member
    I'd like to add my voice to those who want "Newest" to be the default setting. It's great to have a "Popular Now" setting for those who are into trends, but making that the default just kind of turns the Gallery into a popularity contest and it won't be long before Simmers are fighting against Simmers to get their work out there. I know that the Game Changers will be a new thing coming to the Gallery, but every player still deserves fair exposure for the creations they've worked hard on.

    It's kind of like telling the "unpopular" Simmers that they don't matter because they aren't "influencers" and never will be. I know that wasn't the intention when designing it, but it does actually send a bad message when you single out and favor the "popular" group. Please consider a change.
    #Team Occult
  • StormsviewStormsview Posts: 2,603 Member
    edited August 2018
    Think about it, if they are only going to show by popularity first and it would be many old very popular builds or creations, we would never get to see anything but those same old ones over and over again. They will be from the older packs as well. So if we are looking for builds from say Seasons we would not find any because it would be a newer build and not be shown because its new. Also, I read someone on this thread someone speaking about some cheating to get popular with bots? I hope that's not possible.
    But regardless if we go by most popular we will only see the old popular builds and nothing new ever.
    Is that what we want?

    I have always enjoyed going to the gallery when we get a new Pack just to see our new builds for our new pack, now that's fun. So I think It would be good if we keep Newest first, and like someone said to leave it as a choice for the most popular if you want that.

    Just check it out go to the gallery and check out most popular first and see how long it would take to find something for seasons.

    Also, I do a search by name of what I want like Park or something, I hope we still have the search.

    We really need to keep newest first so all builders New and old builders have an equal chance of being seen on the gallery.
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