Although Home hasn't exactly lived up to it's expectations, it's still a great idea and has tons of potential. See what Sony has to announce to push Home to it's limits.
My brother is addictive to Home, he's on it all day.
I like how we got like 15 commenters on this article (if you can call it that) and no one has approved it.
Lol home is pretty boring, after awhile I get sick of creeps following me around saying weird stuff -.- but yeah it's still improving isn't it? they should include more games or something in it...but it's boring me now =(
If HOME is at E3 then their must be some major announcement. I hope it is a good one!
lol Home is pretty cool, but I only go there to check out the new stuff. Not to chat to people. Really weird way to make friends on there and talk to them everyday or something. Also its prety funny to see "couples" on there. Ha. Better hope your bro doesnt find himself a hot girl (man) on there =p
i hope sony adds back the voice chat...
When racists and pervs stop coming on home, they will... ...which means they will when they can find a way to filter the racists and pervs.
What they need is a bunch of moderators, even if they're just people chosen from the community. They wouldn't have to pay anyone a dime, and it would help keep the place clean. This is something that works extremely well in RuneScape and FunOrb, and could apply well in a social environment like Home. Yes, you will get your occasional 'rouge' moderator, but it's not like any damage will be done. Plus, not just anyone would be able to become a moderator, there would have to be some sort of process in place for choosing them. This would give us: - A lot less people acting like pervs - Voice chat for all, in some way - A kinder and cleaner community - More people coming in Which would lead to: - better updates - more/better spaces - More games Sadly, I doubt anything like this will happen..
why dont they just have a voice ignore feature...home is supposed to be a service for over 16's, i really do not see the need to moderate so heavily. adult humour can sometimes be misunderstood and sometimes people fight verbally as in real life, no one is going to die. So called 'pervs' are often just young guys with too much testosterone who are new to on line communities. All sorts of experimentation with gender and flirting goes on in anonymous situations it does not mean people are 'perves'. It depends what you are looking for, it is easy to find people to chat about gaming and go off into a multiplayer it's also easy to find people to chat trash with. Rascism is probably the worst thing I've encountered, especially on EU home against people from KSA (arabs), but on the whole I hope we can all chill out a bit and not take things too personally.
Voice chat would make the game better IF done right. Otherwise expect a bunch of spam and not a lot of communicating.
1) Home isn't a game, its an online community platform. 2) If open voice chat wasn't lost because of bandwidth issues, Home would likely have the same rep as XBL with foul mouthed racist 10 year olds. Not to mention guys with girl avatars they use to lure in other guys desperate to meet girls who knows that the person they're "talking" to isn't a girl.
you forgot people spamming weird sounds and music with their mics in every public space ...
@ redempteur: yeah, the last day of home's voice chat sounded something like... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Its the future of Myspace - Skype and MSN MESSENGER! Its a social networking software! Not a game!
i think voice chat should have a zone reach for each character, meaning you can't go off and run around and talk and everyone can hear you. i havn't been in home for a while, but isn't there an option to send calls and chat? idk they should just have it so you can go up to people and send a chat invite
you can call ppl and if u have a personal space voice is activated for everyone. voice chat was just kids running around screaming you will never see that feature again.
yeah then i think they should have it as a certain lengh it can go meaning if your far from them you can't hear them or just rather then call have a simple quick chat invite anywhere and they have to accept or deny it and it can be done in groups idk they need to resolve that some how That's actually a feature i want to see in some games like shooters, i mean that kind helps enforce team work. That would have been sweet to have in M.A.G. as a penalty to those who don't serve there team and try to run off alone
I agree with Nitrowolf. If done right it would add a ton to Home. Without it, it just seems to be lacking something. On a side note, remember to Approve this thread if you think its good lol. There are a ton of comments, but only one approval :P
I stopped going to home when they took out voice chat. There were better ways to handle it rather than removing it.
problem is ...getting spammed by voice chat invites isn't great either ..
avatar intergration should have been day 1 feature its true. yep would have given ppl unique avatars and a reason to even use home.
??? explain this me, like show on your Profile card? i was thinking those premuim avatar but yes i want that in our user profile i don't want it mandatory just optional to have
does home still exist?
Your on a thread about Home :/
There are good and effective ways to get around offensive people with public voice chat, and I've outlined my ideas on the forums: "I made this spot for PVC so I can explain what I think would be helpful for both the nay-sayers and the ones who want it. Imagine Signing into Home one day. I load up into my Log Cabin. Since I'm not really looking to do anything, I just want to go out to the Central Plaza and talk with friends and strangers. Before I go there, I want to check my Communication Settings. * Start > Settings > Communication Settings * Public Voice Chat * Public Text Chat * Conference Calls * Conference Call Invitations The list below is what you will see when you click on one of those options above (Green Highlights mean I chose those options as an example): * Public Voice Chat - [On][Off][Friends Only*green*] * Public Text Chat - [On*green*][Off][Friends Only] * Conference Calls - [On*green*][Off] * Conference Call Invitations - [On][Off*green*][Friends Only] With the Friends Only option under PVC, I can only hear my friends talking in Public Spaces. Strangers not on my Friends List can see some sort of mic icon that means "Not Available" so they know I can't hear them. With the Friends Only option in PTC, the same thing applies, but with Text Boxes so I can only see Text Boxes from my Friends. Conference Calls turned On can allow me to talk over the phone with multiple people at once. When highlighting a stranger, an option says "Invite To Conference Call". As for Conference Call Invitations, I can either allow any invites to come to me, allow invites from friends only, or block all invitations all together. I just hope this system can help everyone deal with PVC as well as other ways of communication. This way, everyone will be happy and those folks who abandoned Home because of no voice chat (half of my friends list... I'm serious, they all left Home because of that) can come back and enjoy it all. Oh, and these rules would probably change when dealing with spaces that don't allow you to talk (Buzz! HQ). When you normally use text chat today, the Buzz space will shut down chatting features. This should still apply when PVC & Conference Calls comes into play."
Yes, Sony, way to craft a great idea. It's not like you ripped it off of Second Life or anything.
I played Second Life. I play Home. Notice anything about the tenses I used?
Yeah, you decided to dumb down the experience.
Second Life is community driven. Home is Dev and other big company driven. Don't see the similarities between the two except for the avatars and even then Second Life has it beat by a milestone. Besides there are other games anyway that are similar to second life, Ie Kaneva, Blue mars, There. So to yell that Home is pretty much ripping off of SL is kind of far. Especially seeing the difference in how both are operated. The difference can be seen as one interacts with both worlds. Thus far I still play on SL sometime when I'm extremely bored and now playing on Home every now and again.
stop being a little bitch Keele i just seen you in another post trolling about how Playstation sucks get a life i have a PS3 but Halo reach looks badass i played Halo 3 its fun as hell so stop being a fanboy and act like a Gamer.
Yeah it's not like MS didn't rip off Nintendo's Mii's either. See, it can go both ways. Also, Home is different from Second Life, mainly since it's FREE! Home could be very revolutionary and I think it will be, in time. Be patient. I'm guessing it will hit its stride near the end of the PS3's life cycle and be an integral part of the PS4.
Sweet! I just got back on Home last week. It's amazing now!!!
How about trophies?
too late .. Maybe in 2.0 .. right now item rewards is enough i think ...
About to get back into Home actually still need to finish Sodium One. Here's hoping more games like that come about. I do agree with the number one reason though more content. Spaces and clothing is nice, but some changes would be nice to see, especially when PSN+ comes out.
i like home. i dont go on it much but every time i do it looks completely different
Its the future of Myspace - Skype and MSN MESSENGER! Its a social networking software! Not a game!
The Loco Roco location is so funny, adorable and relaxing. I reccomend you all visist it, if you didn't do it yet. Now I want a 3D platform game like that with Loco Rocos.
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