hahaha that made me laugh, some people can be so immature cant they. but yea i guess we just have to deal with people like that.
Of course all of these fuzzy feel good dreams were dashed after I actually logged in. What I found when I got there people dancing for no reason, rude comments for no apparent reason, the list goes on and on.
I don't want to give the impression the PS Home is a bad thing, it's actually far from it. As a software developer I appreciate the effort put into the environment and I can defiantly see the potential the world has … well anyone with half a mind should be able to see that.
There's just one problem … people. Three out of every four people in the place are just … … I can't even think of a word to describe them … … immature, asinine, dumb, I think you can see where I'm going with this.
At first it didn't really bother me, I just sat down and "people" watched for a few minutes; I was quite entertaining. But soon I grew tired of the shrewd comments or just plain lack thereof (some folks just wanna dance … ). My favorite conversation (I ease dropped in on) was between a 26 year old female from DC and a random male. It went something like this (and when I say "like this" I mean word for word):
Female: Hi, this is new to me.
Female: 26 from DC. I'm Imani (or something like that, I'm no good with asian names)
Male: Hey babe
Female: Hi :-)
Male: ***** I'm gonna block you
***Female gamer logs off
Soon thereafter I logged off myself. Why? Some joker ran up on me (or my avatar rather) and dropped the N word on me. I didn't upset me, it was actually quite funny … he ran away right after saying it (like I was going to beat him down or something).
So why is it I'll never go home again? It's simple; I deal with stupid people in real life every day at work, out in town, etc. Why the hell would I want to deal with them on my free time? That's just crazy!
Edit: I also expected to be able to invite people over to my "apartment" to view stuff I had stored on my PS3's hard drive ... perhaps that's a bit too much though ...
I think the trick with Sony in this gen is to learn to not expect anything and then what you do get will seem pretty awesome. It isn't that it would be impossible to Home to become something, but they've already had 2 years to work on it and hyped the hell out of it. Then it launches and we've got a couple trailers and some poorly implemented (because you can't just jump in with your friends) Pool, chess, and bowling games. I think they forgot what was supposed to make Home cool from the begining, but then again maybe I've forgotten as well now.
I haven't tried Home yet but it's not getting good buzz. XBox Live has the Party system which lets you talk with your friends in a group which I think is a much better communication tool. Hopefully Sony can improve on Home or implement something better.
Yeah, I think we had to expect this once the doors to HOME were thrown open. This is what it will be like as long as it reamins FREE.... all the little kiddies goin in there with no controlls. I will try it again in a while after it settles down a little, I had pretty much the same experience.
it's really weird, people use to use homophobic insults all the time, but they stopped, now everyone is calling each other the n-word; what's up with that?
There's so many I don't know if reporting them will do any good ... I wasn't able to login for a few days ... I think I just got lucky when I did finally get in.
I didn't get into the beta but I've heard the same reactions from it. Many people seem dissapointed.
I understand your frustration but you can report those abuser to PSN and they'll be banned from using HOME, if we set few examples then others will behave.