I think like before we have one main space which was conneted to different places to go. It was a nice place. The core spaces were ment to divide up ppl interest. If you love sports, this is your place, if you love dancing, this is your place. For me a better idea would have been to make a better plaza. A bigger main space with all the different interest in it. we still can update stuff... like the bowling alley why not make that bigger and put more games in there. The casual gamer want things to be simple.... and things are not getting any simplier.
What is a man? (Just look above)... "The ultimate measures of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy".
As one poster put in the suggestions thread, a history of Home. Maybe a museum of some sort. The train station (HUB) could let us visit Central Plaza. The wooden doors being the entrance/exit for the train depot. The doors to the mall, theater could be boarded up. Now here I am rambling lol.
I only started on Home a month ago so I can't say for sure. But from what I've seen the Core spaces have a lot of users in them. Too many sometimes that it makes it so laggey and you freeze when you try to leave. The hub is the worst. I don't know why Sony didn't make the Hub better when those trains aren't interactive or anything. All it is, is just this space full of ads where everyone is forced to go when they log in. And supposedly this was Sony's answer to make Home more exciting?
My opinion, they've lost their appeal.
I mean, Central Plaza though it had ads and was crowded from time to time.
It's nothing compared to what The Hub is, meaning The Hub is laggy and with more times the abundance of ads everywhere.
I feel like when I'm in The Hub, it's like Mall Floor 3. Doesn't feel like a central meeting area, for Home. Probably never will, though.
Other core spaces like Adventure District, and the Sportswalk are okay and the appeal of those scream out to me more then The Hub.
I'd say it's either stayed the same, or lost a few. The main idea I saw behind the whole core space update was that they'd put out more game content to attract gamers to Home. However, none of the games are very good (in my opinion at least) and I don't see how they could possibly attract new users to stick around when they could be playing the better retail games they already own. With the focus on more game-oriented content over social stuff (the stuff most Home regulars actually ask for), I feel I can easily say they're alienating their former dedicated customers more than anything, leading them to lose more users than they would gain.
Well I would say it has stayed the same. Some people might have left but some stayed so not much was actually changed. But for me myself, I remain a casual gamer, even though I dont like the spaces that much It wont change me that much but for others I would say they stay being casual