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Treasure Hunter
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Re: Home Guide

May 16, 2013

Vox_Rationis wrote:

AbysmalDawna wrote:

Why not have less mvp and more guides.  Guides are so rare.  When I see one I actually stare at them in shock for a minute.  Do they still have that icon over their head? I vaguely remember seeing people in Home suits of some kind appearing in CP a couple times in 2009.   The only time I ever remember seeing a Home Guide on a consistent basis was when Conrad Max used to patrol Godfather place.  He did a good job but then people started abusing him which was kind of unsettling.  One time I saw two guides together in CP.  To tell you the truth it must take some courage to be a guide kind of like police in the ghetto.


Yeah.

 

But all they do now is stand around at blog events and chat with each other. It's just a dumb club.

 

Most of them don't want to wear their Guide symbols because it takes up a wardrobe slot.

 

 

 

 

 


You understand that not every person at a blog event is a guide,  some are MVPs, and some are valuable Home users with no title, but all are trying to have fun and involve the community in events..

 

I haven't been to many blog events because of scheduling and school, but I'm sure all there are open to nice friendly chat.

 

 

 

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May 17, 2013
The blog event is only 1-2 hours a week. Kinda hard to believe that's all that Guides do. Some complain about the lack of events we should be doing, yet others complain about those very same events that are misconstrued as unconstructive.
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Hi all and op if you ever Need help feel free to contact us on ps3 cross media bar message system we be glad to help the best we can. Here is a list of current guides on home. I am very active on home myself and many other are too. I'm always at the hub and most core spaces on home. I'm sure you see me around most of the time there and willing to help out.
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home/PlayStation-Home-Guides/m-p/40272627/thread-...

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comparing a home guide to a police officer in a ghetto is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard on this forum. Its laughable and shows how much some people confuse Virtual with Reality as a result of being on Home for far too long.

While a substantial degree of courage is required to be a cop in a ghetto, its necessary because there's a strong chance the cop will have to physically engage the perpetrators..possibly resulting in injury or death. But in home, what's the worse that could possibly happen to the Home Guide?

..a fam member PMing him/her a nasty word?

seriously..lol

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Re: Home Guide

May 18, 2013

Hiya...just thought I'd share a few insights into my personal experience as a new MVP in the Home category:

 

1) I've been a part of the Home community since the first day it went to open beta. There are many things I love about Home, and more than a few things I would like to change or improve. That being said, one of the responsibilities of an MVP is giving feedback to Sony and the devs. I can't speak for everyone, but I know that I, personally, try to give honest feedback because as much as I like Home, I believe there's still LOTS of potential for improvement. I didn't apply to be a brown-noser (hey, someone has to tell GW to knock it off once in a while, right?) and I wouldn't be serving the community well if I told Sony everything was perfect. I see this as an opportunity to help shape Home for the better, and I hope others do too. This particular task is not that different from being a beta tester for a non-Home game.

 

2) We all have unique talents that we do our best to share with the community. Some plan events, some create guides or videos or other helpful and/or entertaining things to share, some do their best to answer questions on the forums or in Home itself, or all of the above. We're not all perfect, but teamwork is key. We are also giving up our free time to hopefully enrich the Home experience for others. I know many people who are not MVPs do that too, so I don't expect a medal or a parade or anything for it. There's that little red trophy icon, but meh, I could take it or leave it. I like pink better anyway! Smiley Tongue

 

3) As far as MVPs being a club goes...I do currently have several MVPs on my list, but...only 2 of them were already MVPs when I added them, and only 1 of those 2 were added after I became an MVP. The rest were already my friends before they were chosen as MVPs (or even before the old HCV program existed) because they're just genuinely nice people. I didn't join to be part of an exclusive club; I have some great friends on PSN already! Smiley Happy

 

4) Regarding Guide visibility in Home: we're volunteers and don't have a set schedule as to when and where we wear our Guide beacons. That being said, I know I kind of have a routine when I load Home, and others may or may not have a similar routine too. First, I usually play F.U.B.A.R., because it doesn't allow in-game chat, so I wouldn't want to break up a convo to go there later. Then I choose my outfit for the day at my personal space and set out to do other daily grinding like Aurora, Southern Island, Cuttroats, Casino, Peakvox Labs, etc. Sometimes I only spend a couple minutes at each space, sometimes more. When I'm done with those, I'll usually settle in to hang out at 1 space with friends, and I'll probably put on the Guide beacon at this point. Either way, I've gone years without a Guide beacon and that never stopped people from approaching me before, and it shouldn't now. As long as you don't walk up to a person typing a galaxy of *s, there's no reason you can't find help with your Home questions. If you see us and are in need of help, don't automatically assume that no beacon = a "do not disturb" sign, we're generally pretty nice people! 

 

and that's all I have to say about that




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May 18, 2013

You're a wonderful addition to the program Stephie. So happy you're a part of it. Smiley Happy

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Re: Home Guide

May 18, 2013

LightningEmotion wrote:

comparing a home guide to a police officer in a ghetto is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard on this forum. Its laughable and shows how much some people confuse Virtual with Reality as a result of being on Home for far too long.

While a substantial degree of courage is required to be a cop in a ghetto, its necessary because there's a strong chance the cop will have to physically engage the perpetrators..possibly resulting in injury or death. But in home, what's the worse that could possibly happen to the Home Guide?

..a fam member PMing him/her a nasty word?

seriously..lol


Are we really being lumped in with the likes of guncrime gangsters? Is that how we are all honestly viewed now? Dear Lord.

Jersquall: Any new news on Home on PS4 yet?

Tempest_Fire: Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, 2014.

@conrad_max

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Re: Home Guide

May 18, 2013

EdwCarnby wrote:

LightningEmotion wrote:

comparing a home guide to a police officer in a ghetto is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard on this forum. Its laughable and shows how much some people confuse Virtual with Reality as a result of being on Home for far too long.

While a substantial degree of courage is required to be a cop in a ghetto, its necessary because there's a strong chance the cop will have to physically engage the perpetrators..possibly resulting in injury or death. But in home, what's the worse that could possibly happen to the Home Guide?

..a fam member PMing him/her a nasty word?

seriously..lol


Are we really being lumped in with the likes of guncrime gangsters? Is that how we are all honestly viewed now? Dear Lord.


Come on, Ed! We all be knowin' you GANGSTA! Don't act like you don't pop a cap in peeps that be disrespectin' you on the block! Keep it real! Smiley Wink

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Re: Home Guide

May 18, 2013

Unfunny.

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May 18, 2013

LightningEmotion wrote:

Unfunny.


Aww. Sorry that didn't tickle your funny bone, Lightning. Smiley Sad I thought taking it to a more ludicrous extreme would heighten the flaws in the comparison and make them more palatable and less angst ridden. Oh well, they can't all be home runs. Smiley Happy

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