Based on some of the information that I have received from not just friends of mine, but partners who are also just people I have talked to passively, I think it would be a good thing to suggest some feedback and ways to rework a lot of the partnership program and what could make things better going forward for Viewers, Partners, AND the developers:
1. Create A separate team with their own tools for dealing with partners. This would allow developers to better focus their assets towards less community-based work, and would allow partners to be able to get more direct assistance whenever working with a group of people who are on board a team created specifically to work with them and do whatever they can to assist these partners in getting access to the resources, tools, etc. that would allow them to succeed in elevating their content to the next level and making NewZ content the best that it can be.
2. Remove viewership/follow/etc requirements, and view individual applicants directly. This would encourage streamers to try their best to put themselves out there and make the best of what is available to them. By removing requirements, this would also encourage players who probably wouldn't have even considered streaming to be able to reach out and begin building a community, making friends, hosting events, and doing things that they otherwise wouldn't be able to do. This would also ensure a "Quality over Quantity" system with applicants, and making the streamers who are really putting in their best and trying to have the highest quality content will be the ones being rewarded over those who view/followbot or manipulate systems (IE: having clanmates raid people to keep large chunks of viewers) to get unfairly earned partnership or other benefits. Another thing is also that A lot of people have noticed that the hype around Community Boxes are no longer there, and a lot of streamers have suffered large losses from this, so the current requirements that are present are almost unobtainable for smaller/newer streamers who try to focus on -just- NewZ.
3. Remove The Partnership "Tier" system, and do rewards on "Partner-Activity" basis. Reward partners who are doing their best to remain active, keep participating in his/her community, and work with people to host events or run other things. If the partnership program is meant for working with partners and helping them grow a community and become more based around interacting in NewZ, removing the Tier program would convince partners to come together and work with each other on collaborations rather then focusing on -just- themselves and doing what they have they do to get to that next Tier. If a streamer needs a private server, provide them for how long they need it. If partners need a sub server/event server - have a developer tweak server information and either provide servers to a partner that already exist (IE: the NA event servers, etc.) or provider partners with the server/currency needed to host those servers. If you don't want partners to focus on giveaways, then focus on more passive rewards that aren't things like Skinboxes/cosmetics, and focus on rewards that partners would be able to use to still give back to their community and contribute with their players, with the occasional personal rewards for the partners who are doing well (Custom Cosmetics, riot shields, early access, exclusive teasers to share, etc.)
If anyone else has any ideas for the partnership program, feel free to throw in whatever you feel like would make the system better or what you think should be changed or adjusted. Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear some of what you guys and gals have to say ^^