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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
Well... look at it this way... If it does get crowded and everyone that has a PS3 starts using it (for free as promised) it will be the final nail in Sony's coffin when game sales (which already suck for the PS3) take a complete nose dive.
Sony says... "Next-gen starts when we say" Well... ???
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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
That made absolutly no sense.

TRALFAZ20 wrote:
Well... look at it this way... If it does get crowded and everyone that has a PS3 starts using it (for free as promised) it will be the final nail in Sony's coffin when game sales (which already suck for the PS3) take a complete nose dive.



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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
yeah once its launch there is oging to me aLOT of poeple downloading it so for u its oging to take like 3 to 4 hours
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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
as per the devs
 
 
Dynamic grouping to keep friends on the same servers
regional servers with the ability to go to different regions
dynamically load balanced  - maximum 64 people per lobby
dynamic Lobby creation - if a lobby fills up a new one for the location is spawned.
houses of users are instanced and so leave the world when you leave
 
no problem - seems an infinitely scaleable model. So no it won't be busy



Q: What is the function of the Central Lounge?

The lobby is the central meeting place where you can meet new friends or arrange to meet old friends, before transferring to a private meeting place. The current maximum of concurrent users in a lobby is 64. But a multitude of lobbies can be active at any time to accommodate all users.

 

Q: What other lobbies will exist within Home?

Over time Home will expand to include many different locations. It is our intention that ultimately anyone can create a Home Space, be they a publisher, a developer or a Non-game Company.

 

Q: When can users have / manage their own spaces?

Every user has a private apartment space that users can modify and change over time. The basic apartment is free and will offer users lots of options for customization and personalization. In the future we will provide tools that will enable users to have an even greater ability to create their own Home spaces and content.

 

Q: When I jump back from a game into Home, will I return with the same people next to me? Will I return to a default location?

Upon returning to Home, you will land in the same place which was your last position before you left (for instance, if you left Home from your apartment, that is where you will return to.) However, given that Home is an online world, other users will doubtless have moved on while you are off doing something else (unless you've specifically asked them to wait for you.) Currently Home is not a persistent world, so when you leave Home, all of your possessions go with you. For instance, it is not currently possible for other users to visit your apartment while you're not there. We are working on the persistent aspect of Home, and expect to implement it in the long term.

 

Q: How many lobby instances can be run?

This is down to the server infrastructure, and in theory is entirely scalable.

 

Q: How will the lobbies be regionalised? Would it be possible to have bespoke, selectable backgrounds for each regional lobby, e.g. Paris / London / Rome etc?

It is highly likely that the European, US and Japanese lobbies will be localised, but it is undecided as to whether individual lobbies within Europe will be.

 

Q: Will it be possible to have territory based promotions for regional content?

Yes, although Home is a global platform there are regional Home Spaces that users within each regional area will access by default (based upon their registration details). There is no restriction on where a user can go from their default starting location (other than any content age restrictions). Because there are regional Home spaces, each region will operate its own promotional events and activities.



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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
400,000 ps3 users??? umm Home doesn't come iut until fall so I would hope there is a hell of alot more ps3 users by then or sony is screwed

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i think it will take well over 4 hours to download on its first day of release...400,000 ps3 users....it'll be cramped.



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Re: Will home ever become crowded

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there are over 1 mil. ps3 users right now
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Solid snakeps3 wrote:
there are over 1 mil. ps3 users right now



actually close to 2.2 million worldwide and going up everyday.
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Re: Will home ever become crowded

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thats over 1 million right? lol
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Re: Will home ever become crowded

Mar 11, 2007
.....but only half of them signed up to PSN

Solid snakeps3 wrote:
there are over 1 mil. ps3 users right now



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Re: Will home ever become crowded

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Clinton514 wrote:
64 People per lobby.


how will it be even posiable to meet up with ur friends in there then
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