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Re: What is it we want? (PlayStation Home)

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Joanna_Dark_ wrote:

Please post this in suggestions each month please. Thank you! That sums up a lot of the communities wants. 

 


I have in the past, and even made a FAQ in support, and not only has it never made a difference, but they wont even respond to most of those requests over the years.  To me, the only people that seem to pay attention and respond to the suggestion thread are the 3rd party developers, and it appears they have little to no control over Sony's management of Home and the updates Sony has made on the core.

 

BTW:  I updated my post to include the following as well:

 

Update Older Active Items:  The problem with most older active items is that they were assigned the default max 22 slot allocation, even though clearly many would only require as little as 1 slot.  While some developers are starting to update their older active items to lower their slot allocation, Sony has so far refused to do that.  The claim made by certain people is that the cost would not be worth it, but after speaking with someone from Digital Leisure, they said they were able to update their active item arcades from 22 slots to just 1 at practically no cost, and was very simple to do.  Furthermore, if these older active items got updated to use fewer slots, it would only encourage many to buy them that did not before due to the slot amount being so excessive.  Not only that, but by using fewer slots, it will allow users to add more items to their spaces, thus encourage more sales of other items as well.

 

Bring Back Game Related Content:  Even if AAA game developers no longer are interested in making or even licensing content for Home, Sony should at the very least be offering Home related content for their own games, like they used to.

 

Improve the Ignore Option:  We should have the ability to not only make the avatar of someone that we are ignoring to disappear from our view - and not just make it appear as though they are looking away from you, but it should also make our avatar disappear from their view.  As it is, even if you ignore someone, from their POV they can continue to harass other avatars for the amusement of their friends around them.  If instead our avatar disappears from their view, it would end the incentive of abuse.  This also will help now that some LMOs are getting so huge and can be used to block someone view.  If we had the option to make them vanish that would help a great deal.

 

 


Joanna_Dark_ wrote:

I'd certainly like to see the above and I would also like to see Home on PS4 and would appreciate it if the management team let the community know if it is in fact going to migrate there. 


Or for that matter, give us at least some real indication they plan on continuing to support Home for as long as Sony supports the PS3.  Instead, their silence is just leading to speculation and causing many to assume the worst, as there is certainly far more evidence that Home as we know it is ending sooner rather than later, then there is that suggests Home will be around for a long time and even on the PS4.

 

Sony's PlayStation Home updated mission statement...


"Like it never happened"


- Stand for something better than mediocrity and don't disguise it as adequate, when clearly it is far from that to anyone willing to be objective and unbiased. -

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Re: What is it we want? (PlayStation Home)

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my only wish is for Home to be a social network for gamers. heavy, heavy emphasis on 'gamers'.

its like Home has forgoten its on the PlayStation 3.

 

also, lol at kudos being locked for this topic.


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Great list by the OP! I've been here since late closed beta and have never left, but I've seen a lot of my club members leave home over the past year or 2 because they don't like it now.

 

Few years ago, there were mods at pretty much every instance I was in trying to control situations with trolls and help users out. You rarely see that anymore because we don't have a big team of mods anymore. I completely agree about game content... I barely buy stuff from the mall anymore because it's all the same stuff now. Random shirts, pants, bikinis, LMOs, etc... I want content from PS3 games, more game related public and personal spaces. Home use to be awesome with that stuff. Resident Evil, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, and others were great spaces to hang out in with friends. I'm not saying thats all we should have because theres great spaces out now like the casino, Xi, aurora, peakvox labs, etc. I know this has been posted many times but it's true... The hub was a bad idea for a main core space. I spent probably 95% of my time in Central Plaza for what it had, and the only time I visit the hub is when there's an event or quest to do. The glitchers now are horrible and make you not want to make public events because for some weird reason, they feel like they have acomplished something by freezing a server but have done absolutely nothing. (Keeping that PG Smiley Wink )

 

With that comes my like list... I love that we have working TV's, radios, spaces like the space station with twitter and flickr built in. The newest club features are pretty cool aswell. I like that we can game launch out of home (needs more support though) and that we were once able to earn rewards from PS3 games like Red Dead Redemption and namco. Home overall has been an enjoyable experience and I've made a bunch of cool new friends off here and even talk to a few through facebook now. I want home to move to the PS4 because it has been fun. I just hope some things change.

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Re: What is it we want? (PlayStation Home)

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also, lol at kudos being locked for this topic.


That is strange.  Why would they do that?

Sony's PlayStation Home updated mission statement...


"Like it never happened"


- Stand for something better than mediocrity and don't disguise it as adequate, when clearly it is far from that to anyone willing to be objective and unbiased. -

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I think the one thing that users of Home still want is the fun factor. We miss the big events. They were not ever perfect and the quality can be debated as it always has been but the fun factor was always there. That is missed.

 

 Home has limits and those of you who have been here the longest know this to be true. developers have had their hands tied by this and it has hampered development of items, games and estates. I strongly believe in the developers and I would encourage them to create more games within Home. I also would like to see more indie games.

 

Jo had mentioned Home on PS4 and the fact that management has not mentioned anything about going or staying or anything else for that matter yet. They will when they can. The thing that I would like to add to this is that the PS4 is a devs dream and I know several developers who would enjoy doing their Home thing on PS4 if its a go. . Home would not be as limited if it was pushed to PS4. In fact.. It could be pretty awesome.

 

 The question was raised by Bambi "What is it we want?'' The answer is what all of us want. A place to chill. A place to game. A place that cares about us as much as we care about it.

 

Nice write up Bambi.

 

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D-Nitrate wrote:

Want's

 

Better Communication & Customer Service:

 

Better Item Management:

 

Separate Folders for Companions and LMOs:

 

Improve the Character Saves Folder:

 

Restore the Crippled Targeting System:

 

Allow for More Creativity:

 

Update Older Active Items:

 

The Ability to Save Multiple Layouts of Our Spaces:

 

Ability to Sort Our Personal Spaces:

 

Improve the Shopping Experience in Home:

 

Bring Back Game Related Content:

 

Improve the Ignore Option:

 

Belonging to More Clubs:

 

Adding More Members to a Club:

 


An excellent list D-Nitrate!

 

Some of these things I see only happening on the PS4, if whatever version of Home on the PS4 stays similiar enough to what we know it as now on the PS3. This is due to the memory limitations of the PS3 as far as I have been told.

 

The memory limitations of the PS3 cause problems in Home for freezes (intentional or not), for Home Tycoon (this is why there's no people in the cities), for spaces like nDreams Blueprint, the Lockwood gift machine 'bugging out', locomotions loading, etc etc.

 

The PS4 would resolve all these issues for Home, which makes me wonder almost if on the PS4 Home may not change at all at first? Just actually run better? Like seemless, smooth n wonderful? Even glitched wardrobe merges used by freezers would have no effect on Home with such high amounts of memory available.

 

Like some beautiful dream that finally became lucid? Could that be Home's future on the PS4?

 

When (if, in some people's opinions) this happens on the PS4 Home, do expect an entry or monthly fee (like x7) for Home use. Would you pay a fee if everything in Home worked instantly? If freezing was impossible no matter what glitchers or 'hackers' do? If ignore really did just make you *and* the ignored person disappear from both perspectives, both screens?

 

You know that if everything becomes smooth as butter & you can add more clubs, that that 'at some point we will charge a monthly fee for clubs' statement by Sony (which is stated when you buy a club, in the details), that will happen.

 

Maybe there's exceptions, but I have never heard of any 'beta' charging fees to access it. Of course Home will stay free as long as it is slow, clunky, very annoying (at times), n freezing up (whether intentional or not). The problem is the PS3 doesn't have the 'brainspace' to handle what Home is evolving into.

 

But once (if) Home becomes like a smooth dream, what would you expect?

 

Expect to pay for it (at least an initial one-time fee, like say what you would pay for any other game? $60-$70??? or what does World of Warcraft charge monthly? DC Universe?) the signs are here in Home now all around us. Home isn't ending, it's getting ready for a major evolution.

 

The sooner that happens, the better. I have never been more excited about anything in a game world than the possibilities of Home on the PS4. I'm sure the developers, (n goodness forbid in some eyes, even Sony) are very excited about it too.

 

P.S. PSN Trophies for games within Playstation Home (or whatever it will be called on the PS4) would be not only a very welcome addition to current users, but it will draw in *new* Home users who use PSN already.

 

And no, I don't like the monthly fee idea, that's absurd for Home, idc what it becomes, a one-time fee would be more than enough. Say after experiencing part of Home, everything else on the Home navigator gets unlocked after you pay the one-time fee. A monthly fee would kill Home in my opinion. But a one-time fee would actually motivate new developers to join (along with Sony paying for more mods), and would keep random troll accounts out, most anyway.

 

That is of course if Home becomes like a smooth dream on the PS4 *before* any access fees are ever even considered.

 

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Re: What is it we want? (PlayStation Home)

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Your_Empress I would leave you kudos, but it wont let us. eusa_silenced.gif

 

Sony's PlayStation Home updated mission statement...


"Like it never happened"


- Stand for something better than mediocrity and don't disguise it as adequate, when clearly it is far from that to anyone willing to be objective and unbiased. -

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We can say what we really want, but how much do our "wants" get heard? Not much. Unless there is revenue in it for SCE. Home isn't what is used to be anymore. It's just becoming a buy this, and that platform. They get rid of favorite core spaces, and then get rid of older spaces with a lame excuse of it not being able to be supported anymore (please....) and stop trying to get more game related content among other things. You don't even see users game launch anymore! Because they could give a heck about that. I'm sure most of Home users just own a PS3 just for Home itself. Maybe that's why SCE gave up brining game related content to us. All I see within Home is marketing and Fams. Yeah, so much fun...

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Your_Empress I would leave you kudos, but it wont let us. eusa_silenced.gif

 


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Re: What is it we want? (PlayStation Home)

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Jo had mentioned Home on PS4 and the fact that management has not mentioned anything about going or staying or anything else for that matter yet. They will when they can. 

That simply is not true.  They can say a lot of things now if they wanted to, we are just left to speculate why they have not, just as you have done.  Besides, there are no trade secrets that they would be giving out by simply reassuring their current and possible future user base that they plan on continuing to support Home into the future.  The fact they haven't even said that, even with all the rampant speculation that Home may not be around for much longer, and not just on this forum, but all over gaming websites, is not exactly evidence that indicates Sony has no plans to shutdown Home sooner rather than later.

 

It was asked before and got no answer - What harm would it be for Sony to simply announce their extended commitment to supporting Home in the future?  They don't even have to mention the PS4, as if that's some kind of big secret they have to hold back info on so as not to give their competitors an edge.  

 

Seriously, I'd like to hear someone offer a reasonable explanation why Sony has so far not mentioned any kind of commitment to their current user base on the future of Home on the PS3 let alone the PS4.

Sony's PlayStation Home updated mission statement...


"Like it never happened"


- Stand for something better than mediocrity and don't disguise it as adequate, when clearly it is far from that to anyone willing to be objective and unbiased. -

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