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May 30 2013
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Pottermore Universe Understands Home

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The powers behind the Pottermore Universe on Home completely understand the "hows" and "whys" of people using Home:

 

1)      Segregating the community so that people can't hang with their friends unless they are in the same fam (whoops, I meant House, sorry!)

2)      Limiting communication options so that people have to be in the same space and within range to public chat with someone else (except in the Hogsmeade House, where you can't communicate at all)

3)      Stifling individuality and creative expression:

          a) Severely crippling people's ability to use their imagination in wearing unique and creative outfits while anywhere in the Pottermore universe (without using exploits)

          b) Severely crippling people's ability to showcase their decorating skills by forcing everyone to use the same furniture items in their OWN apartment

          c) Not allowing people to use their cameras to make creative films showcasing the Hogsmeade House


Nothing captures the spirit of Home more than segregation, limited communication and stifled creativity.
Well done, Pottermore! Well done!

(The above was sarcasm, just in case anyone missed it)

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May 30, 2013

Well that puts things into perspective :smileytongue:

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May 31, 2013
AVADA CADABRA!
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May 31, 2013
Did Apple have a hand in making Pottermore?

Jersquall: Any new news on Home on PS4 yet?

Tempest_Fire: Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, 2014.

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May 31, 2013
I was relatively okay with the clothing restrictions and whatnot in the beginning, except for the hair restriction. The Pottermore clothes were mostly likable so I got a few and went with it.

The chat restriction really is a pain from the getgo though and I've loathed the thing.

Then they hit us all with a PERSONAL SPACE, that we PAID for, that we'd like to invite our friends to so we could hang out and chat where not everyone and their mother could walk up and listen in on it... Yet ALL Chat features are DISABLED?!?! And we can only use Pottermore furniture, which we have to buy SEPARATELY, that is four basic sets and costs MORE than the space itself for just one single set. Correct me if I'm wrong, but did anyone else get the impression from the release video, that the space oh you know, might have come WITH the furniture when buying it? Total. Epic. Fail.
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yes I am mad you cant chat In the Hogsmeade apt I just bought. I agree with what you said..perhaps its the company behind the apt.But why cant ya chat in your apt..I am very lost..

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May 31, 2013
Invite your friends to the Hogsmead apartment. Start a TEXT CHAT via the XMB, invite your friends to it and there ya go.

Annoying? YES. But it works.
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May 31, 2013
:-/ Sad thing is that's the equivalent of just sending an XMB to a friend who's playing a different game with the irony being you're both in the same game in the same room staring at each other.
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May 31, 2013

SashaStark wrote:
:-/ Sad thing is that's the equivalent of just sending an XMB to a friend who's playing a different game with the irony being you're both in the same game in the same room staring at each other.

Somewhat surprised there's been no comment on the chat issue by Joystick yet. This couldn't have been what the space was supposed to do.

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May 31, 2013

Me at Hogsmeade apt..

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