I've never been good at posting in forums, so I apologize if I don't do this right. I found a place on playstation home where I can make suggestions, and then I forgot where it was, so I came to this forum. I'm 30...something... and I love PSHome, but I feel like there are not very many "free" places for adults to hangout. I feel like I'm always surrounded by kids, but there are plenty of adult gamers out there, Alot of them are the ones making the games, so I think there should be some places that are age restricted. I'm sick of walking thru the mall, and all the little punk kids harrass me, cuz I haven't bought the latest "swag" from the stores. When I have money to spend, I spend it on games period. Anyway, I love PSHome, but I am so sick of the immaturity I have to deal with there. I also think there should be better profiles to make it easier to talk to people. I'd like to make some new friends on here, but you can't tell who anyone is, or even how old they are. I like other virtual worlds, where you can click on somebody, and look at a profile, so you know what you're getting into before you start a convo. Sorry this is so long, I guess that's it. Oh and thanks for all the free stuff.
I like other virtual worlds, where you can click on somebody, and look at a profile, so you know what you're getting into before you start a convo. Sorry this is so long, I guess that's it. Oh and thanks for all the free stuff.
I see where you are coming from in regards to this, but this will be widely abused. Already, there are users that perv on someone for the mere fact their avatar is attractive looking. Even if it were voluntary to put information on a public profile, there are a lot of younger users that may be too trusting and will put up personal information on their profiles and will subject themselves to unwanted contact/harassment, much more than we already see on Home. It's safer to not have this feature to begin with.
Dedicating spaces solely for adults is not fool-proof either. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know it's simple to lie about your age or change parental controls to gain access to adult only spaces. Besides, you mention that "you can't tell who anyone is, or even how old they are." Who's to say these "punk kids" can't actually be 40 year old immature trolls, looking to harass people?
P.S. You found the correct place to go to make suggestions for Home.
I share your sentiment about the immaturity of Home. And the reality is that since home is based in a gaming console, the target demographic will always be teenagers. Home does have some age gated areas, but again, they provide for no true age verification during the registration process. And the only way they could have "safe" age gated areas, is to have some sort of verification, which would require a change to account registration.
That being said, there are other options out there. I use home a majority of the time, but I don't need my apples to all be in the same basket. If I feel like having a more mature experience, I have an account with another virtual community which offers a lot of features that home does not, and probably never will.
We don't need to be divided due to age. And certain places in Home already support this.
People, old and young alike, can fake their ages.
Have you seen the behavior of some of the so-called adults in Home and on the forums?
All we have to do is to be where we want to be in the space or game of our own choosing. And everyone, old and young, should learn to respect and be polite to one another without being forced into an instance where we might not care for the folks there.