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Feb 22 2012
By: superlatives Wastelander 621 posts
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SOLUTION: How to spawn in Home somewhere OTHER than default (Hub/KZ/etc.)

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Folks:

Like many of you, I also hate being forced to spawn in a public place (along with the other Home lemmings who are logging on). Between loading the space (AND DOWNloading it if the space is new), the sounds, videos, music, AND all the others' avatars PLUS their "companion items"), the load time before you can even BRING UP your PDA is LONG! Personally, I PREFER the previous method: just loading into Nav.

But for now, I have a way to AVOID the pre-programmed spawn point.

To do this, you'll need one of two things: Either a) a friend on your friends list who'll do this for you, or b) a second account, also on your friends list (I'd HOPE you'd be friends with yourself!)

Following these instructions will allow you to spawn the next time you log into Home AT one of the following places: either a) YOUR Harbor Apartment; OR b) a different PUBLIC space (it worked for Casino concourse; I assume it'll work with other public spaces)

Here are the instructions:

1. Have your friend (or use your second account) go to ANY of his/her personal spaces. OR, if you want to spawn in a public space, have your friend go to that space.

2. Once AT the space, go to the XMB (by pressing the PS button), then go to Friend's List.

3. Scroll down until you see the name of the friend (or yourself).

4. Once there, press the "Triangle" button, then press "Invite"

5. Send the invite (which will end up in your Received mailbox

Then on YOUR part (after the invite is sent):

1. DO NOT log on to Home via XMB. Go to your XMB inbox

2. OPen the invite and press "Join"

- IF the invite was sent from ANY personal space of your friend, AND IF he's not on Home, you will spawn at YOUR Harbor Apt.

- IF the invite was sent from a public space, you will spawn at that space (regardless of whether he's logged in or not)

I realize that this method is not the most "streamlined"; but it DOES allow you avoid those stuffed servers. PLUS - you can have your friend send multiple invites at the same time. I had a friend send me ten of them and keep them for the future!

Hope this helps!

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Feb 23, 2012

I wish I could give you 10,000 "Likes."

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Re: SOLUTION: How to spawn in Home somewhere OTHER than default (Hub/KZ/etc.)

Feb 23, 2012

an option n the setting 2 choose which space 2 respawn n is a simple solution . my fingers r numb of typing this solution over & over but nobody read it untill now LOL.

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Feb 23, 2012

AWESOME DISCOVERY. You clearly put some problem solving brain power into finding this !  Thanks for the info.

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Feb 23, 2012

Brilliant idea, I'll be setting that up next time I sign in, thankyou

Just another thought, is it possible to 'protect' the invite, then mabe it'll stay so you can use it a second time? I'm not near Home to be able to try it, but it would be quite handy if you could.

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Feb 23, 2012

Folks:

I agree that the "solution" involves some effort. Personally I agree with many of you -- I'd rather have a setting where *I* can decide where to spawn.

However, for me, the effort of invites is worth it, compared to being frozen in Hub/Killzone, and getting mad that I can't access Navigator until all those avatars, sounds, companions, and videos finish loading. I'm STILL mad that my setting of NOT showing portable items DOES NOT hold then next time I log in!

ALSO -- the invite method is a great solution for those of you needing to clear or reset your Home cache! Since Harbor Apt is PART of the client (I THINK), you can start off with as clean a cache as possible. Much better to do it that way, then reload Hub FROM Navigator!

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Feb 23, 2012

Mermaid-KT wrote:

Brilliant idea, I'll be setting that up next time I sign in, thankyou

Just another thought, is it possible to 'protect' the invite, then mabe it'll stay so you can use it a second time? I'm not near Home to be able to try it, but it would be quite handy if you could.

Mermaid:

I TRIED doing that; unfortunately once you "Join" on an invite, it's immediately deleted from the Inbox. But as I said, once you or your friend is at the private space, you can send multiple invites.

And an UPDATE to my original post.

In my original post I said that, if you/your friend sends an invite from a PUBLIC space and you join, you will spawn at that public space. HOWEVER ...

... it seems that an invite to a PUBLIC space is valid only for 24 hours. IF you accept an invite to a PUBLIC space 24 hours after it was sent, you will spawn at YOUR Harbor Apt, NOT the public space he/she was at.

Still, better to spawn at Harbor Apt than Hub! :-)

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Feb 23, 2012

Thankyou for trying, its a shame it doesn't work but I'll just stock pile a load of invites next time I can. Whats more disapointing though is having to go to these lengths in the first place!

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Feb 23, 2012

Oh yeah, Although this was a good option to not spawning in the hub... It is way too much work and we should be able to decide through the PDA wether or not we want a apartment or HUB spawn. Not be forced to go to a space where they are trying to force products on us.

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Re: SOLUTION: How to spawn in Home somewhere OTHER than default (Hub/KZ/etc.)

Feb 23, 2012

This is  a great idea super

I sent myself several invites right away too.

Next time I am in Home I will have to send my "other self" some invites, for some reason I didn't think of that this morning.

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