Used to be fun ...
I liked this game at first but now it seems in order to get a “5” star rating on your designs you have to spend a ton of diamonds - which means spending money on the game. I find this very irritating.
Also when people vote on designs, they seem to only vote for ones that are black and white ... if you use any color, you won’t get vote.
I guess bottom line is, I want to just play and design rooms and not have to worry about politics and trying to earn diamonds for things.
Fix bugs please!
Edited...Still not fixed. Lowered to 2 stars. I cannot finish any designs. I enjoy this game. But it has been buggy for a while but now since the most recent update I cannot get through one design without getting kicked out of game & have to start over. After third try today I give up & will miss the daily design challenge for the first time in months. Please fix bugs
A truly fun app but..
Ok. This is an update to my review. The Challenge “Springtime Tea Party” is supposed to be French Style. If you go to the Top Designs for that challenge, go to the items used in that challenge, and look them up in the Shopping Inventory by Style, you will find that there are either NO FRENCH ITEMS, or only one or maybe two in the entire design. I only went item by item in the first four displayed, and the first one had NO French Style Items. Pay attention when you vote, but of course they don’t list the items used when you are voting, only after. No one seems to care about the requirements regarding Style. That is why a lot of us don’t get high score, because we follow the design and design style requirements. Also a lot of the challenges in the “story” say they want color, sometimes a specific color, but then again, it is either black, White, turquoise m gray that are monotone and get the most votes. If we are going to play this game, which is a lot of fun, we have got to follow the rules, and not vote for something just because it catches your eye, but see if it has followed the requirements .It isn’t fair when the Top Designs” don’t even follow the required style.
Often I am almost finished with a design and it will say that Data is out of sync and I have to start over. Also, I find the voting very off track a lot of times. It seems if everything isn't all white, black or beige, it doesn't get a fair score. The proper use of color accents or a color focal point makes a room. I would like to see more and different accessories. Sometimes I have a design finished and there are no accessories that work with it. This is an expensive app if you purchase any diamonds or cash in order to acquire new furnishings. I also think that often there is no thought given to the design when voting, that it is just a method of acquiring "keys". I get discouraged and about to quit playing when I see my designs almost identical to the "top" designs and my star score is low. There have been several times my design was as good or better than some of the "top designs". And this isn't just sour grapes. I've been designing and furnishing properties for many years.I would like to see some changes made because It is a very enjoyable and often challenging app. You need more accessories available like pillows, throws, candles, etc. also I don't think a lot of people even read the description of the room, such as "Tropical" and get 5 stars for using black. Or, for example, a college girl moving home to care for her parents and design a bedroom that looks way too old or traditional for a college girl. Some of my designs have earned 5 stars, but never show up in the top designs. A lot of users obviously don't understand different styles, like Spanish, or Bohemian. They still just do black, white, beige, or gray. I think you need to offer a better explanation of what they mean. For example bohemian is very colorful and funky, not traditional and monochromatic . Also this app is also way too expensive.
Weirdly enough it helps with anxiety
By A.J Bit
Honestly I love this game so much. I have anxiety so being able to design and organize is super nice for me. The items aren't so expensive that you’ll barely ever have enough. Like i dropped below 2,000 diamonds so they gifted me 5,000. This game is a game meant to be played. Honestly i just love it so much.
I love love this game, BUT...
1. There should be a way to make people stop relying on black and white as their color scheme. It’s too easy and doesn’t say much about their imagination. I have noticed that you are requiring more specific items in say a French scheme...this is good cause honestly, I’ve seen Mediterranean rooms (as well as other schemed rooms) that are totally modern with not one item of Mediterranean furniture nowhere in sight...it’s really infuriating.
2. It would be really nice if you had professional decorators judging us or at least decorators in training and figure out another way for us to get keys. Some of the rooms I see winning leave me shaking my head. Some of these rooms look like someone just threw furniture into storage...no thought at all and they end up with a score of 4 and above...it blows my mind. The worst part about this game is paying a substantial amount of money to be judged by people with no skills...not all, but enough non skilled people to make a difference. When I finally stop playing this game it will kill me, but it will be because of the very reasons I have mentioned above...thank you!
Make it more enjoyable!
I do indeed LOVE this game. I’ve noticed I haven’t been playing as often though, because it is so redundant. Vote, vote, vote to get keys (you need keys just to submit your design). Then, to design a room that actually matches and looks halfway decent, you spend more cash/diamonds than you can earn. So either you just don’t play for a while and miss out on designing cool rooms, you buy diamonds, or you complete offers for diamonds. If you buy diamonds with your own money, you’re paying $2, $5, or more of real world cash for just a handful of diamonds that likely won’t last thru more than 1-2 designs (which stinks considering you can design 3-5 per day!) If you complete offers, 9 times out of 10, you won’t get the reward. When that happens, you have to contact support. It takes days of emailing back and forth. They’ll ask for proof of completing the offer, you send screenshots back, then hopefully you get the diamonds you earned. I had actually completed several offers three days ago. I had to wait 24 hrs, and submit a support request for almost all of them. Then, I got emails saying I had “a concerning amount of tickets”. It’s been almost 4 days now and still no diamonds and no responses to even submit proof. How about make it work the first time and people won’t have to submit so many tickets?!?!
I’ve been reading the reviews, and people have had some really great suggestions. Crowdstar needs to read them and really take a look at their setup. If you could truly just enjoy the game instead of worrying about having enough keys, cash and diamonds every. single. time - this game would easily rate 5 stars. I stress enough over real world money - don’t need to worry about it in a game lol Make it more enjoyable!
I can’t even design since it glitches every three taps
By Blue and White 87
I really the game. The frustrating part is not being able to purchase from the Premium store.
Okay first of all I absolutely need to reset and just clearing the cache is not quite what I want. (!!!)
And then sometimes it’s glitchy when loading. (!)
This is not very important but I stop playing for weeks because of all the “urgent” and mandatory updates, which gets highly irritating. (!!)
those are reasons I will NOT share this app with my followers, friends, and family.
crashing after latest update
Since the latest update app is continuously crashing on iPad. Perhaps my addiction to this game will be now cured and I won’t continue to be nickeled and dimed buying pretend furniture for a pretend room.