So i copied my Heavy Rain data to the cloud, then went to my 2nd ps3 and loaded up heavy rain. When i went to load my saved data from the cloud, Heavy Rain didn't see it. So i went to copy it to my 2nd ps3, and it told me i had to wait a day. So what is the point of this if you have to plan a day ahead? Say i was gonna use it at a buddies house, 'oh hey man im gonna come over tomorrow and play, i would today, but cloud makes me wait a day. Am i doing it wrong, cause i'm finding this to be a little silly.
I think this is just silly. Why not just let us use the save right after we have uploaded it? I can understand not allowing multiple downloads within 24 hours, but that doesn't mean we should be restricted from downloading the save ONCE within 24 hours after uploading it. What is the point of the save file sitting in the cloud for 24 hours? It really has no logic.
Heres a quote from the cloud save blog post with a reply from a Playstation rep:
on March 9th, 2011 at 11:18 am said:
Each piece of save data can only be restored once in each 24 hour period. However, if you’ve progressed in a game and backed-up the new data to the cloud, that’s considered a new piece of save data."
I assumed this meant that we could download the save file right after uploading it, but not be able to download it again either until 24 hours has passed, or if the save is re-uploaded. Doesn't that make more sense?
It makes this cloud go from VERY USEFUL... to WORTHLESS.
I wouldn't call it worthless...that's little extreme, but it does lessen its value. Along with everyone else, I really see no reason for these waiting periods. I also don't really understand why they didn't add in an auto backup. Oh well, I guess its still added value to PS+ and it does allow for copy protected saves to be backed up so I really don't have that much room to complain.
Just curious as I've seen the term come up a number of times... What are people refferring to as "Cloud"?
Totall agree man. I was questioning renewing my Plus Account and with the cloud it was a sure YES from me... but now since they have this 24 hour thing, its making me think twice about it again!
I was excited about the cloud, telling all my friends about it. But then when I finally get to use it, I have to wait 24 hours? This is crap!
I don't know if this makes a difference for you, but from my experience only system copy protected saves (does not include saves tied to a PSN account) have the 24 hour restriction. I was able to take my GT5 save and send it to the cloud, then restore it less than 5 min later on a different PS3.
So its like I said before, does the24 hour restriction limit the value of the cloud saves? Yes. Does it make it a worthless feature? Far from it. Is clould saving worth the entire $50 PS+ subscription? Not likely for most users. Does cloud saving add vaule to the $50 PS+ subcription? No doubt
I have paid for playstation plus only after seing that copy save date stuff,i was so happy to transfer protected saved game cause i have 2 playstation 3. one is at my job, im the owner of an hobby store so in the morning its pretty empty and i have plenty of time to play on my ps3 but before leaving i always tranfer my save and i cant even use them before 24 hours... very useful
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