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01 Sep 2009
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MB Sez:

 

It's important that you read this post carefully in order to understand what I'm presenting you with here...

 

 This feedback represents a summary of what has been said in this thread. If somethingyou haveraised has not been included in this summary, first check that your problem/feedback is not covered by something else in the summary. If you still cant see it fitting in to what is listed below, it's because I know your idea is unfeasible or unreasonable, or because the feedback you gave was not useful.

 

 If you're still adamant that your feedback should be included, PM me and I'll do my best to work it out :Smile:

 

 Know this: I am only making one commitment by posting this list. That commitment is that I will pass everything listed here on to SCEE. Feature requests and bugs will be raised and Positive/Negative feedback will be presented to the relevant departments. I absolutely cannot commit to ensuring that anything here is implemented - I simply dont have enough kicking power to do that.

 

 I've got a few comments to pass of my own before the super-list, here they are:

 

  • I've seen an absolute mass of new members posting their first posts into this thread! Hello! Welcome to our community! We talk about games and stuff! We also play them, click here to find out more. Experienced members: be nice to the newbies, help them out where you can.
  • I've read every message posted in this thread over the last two days. Moshii has been feeding me tea through an IV unit which has been most helpful. Regardless, I'm really, really impressed with the way you guys have presented your thoughts and feedback, and have commented on eachothers posts. This thread is an interesting read, so thanks for that :Smile:
  • If I were to sum up your feedback in one two sentences, it would be these:
    "We like new stuff, but absolute customisation is what we want. It's our console, let us use it our way"
  • You guys rock, keep being awesome.


So, here it is:

 

The Friends List:

 

Positive Feedback:

 

  • A slider now appears when quickly scrolling through the friends list.


Negative Feedback:

 

  • The grey boxes which encase each friend are ugly and are not consistent with the design template for the rest of the XMB.
  • The grey boxes look especially ugly when lined up. Having lots of friends makes for seriously unpleasing aesthetics.


Feature Requests:

 

  • Display the total number of trophies earned by each friend underneath their ID.
  • Add an option which allows users to group their friends into user-defined categories (From FW2.70)
  • Change the way the friends list is displayed so that only the currently highlighted friend displays a grey box.

 

Bugs:

 

  • None.



The XMB

 

Postive Feedback:

 

  • Trophies appear much more quickly when the user attempts to view them
  • Navigation of the XMB is generally faster and smoother
  • The battery icon for controllers no longer covers the clock
  • The new startup display is sexier!
  • The ability to view your Internet Connection Speed is very useful for reference
  • The What's New area is a far better way of presenting information from the PlayStation Network than the Information Board
  • The ability to Copy and Paste works well, and is useful for copying links into the Browser
  • Icons seem sharper and display better on a HDTV than previously
  • Starting a game is faster
  • Accessing the XMB whilst in game is faster
  • Love the way the background blurs when a sub-menu is opened. 
  • The "unread message" icon is awesome, but needs a counter to specify how many unread messages the user has.

 

Negative Feedback:

 

  • The font size is too large, some users find this slightly insulting
  • Animations on the XMB do not appear fluent
  • Icons on the XMB are now too large
  • The design of the XMB feels disjointed and confused. The grey boxes on the friends list do not suit the rest of the design template, for example
  • There is now both an analogue AND a digital clock, which is not necessary
  • The battery meter for controllers no longer suits the design template for the XMB
  • Battery Icon for the Official Wireless Headset still overlays the clock
  • PLAYSTATION 3 Jingle no longer chimes when loading a game. Subject of much distress for many users.
  • Music now stops if the user attempts to view a friend's profile or opens anything in the settings menu.
  • PlayStation Store is now under games, which makes no sense. The store does not provide only games. It should be under Network only.
  • Last played games option doesn't restore your last session. It just starts the game.
  • Comment line is MASSIVE in comparison to the amount of text which can be used when writing a comment.
  • When in game, the XMB presents ALL options to the user, rather than just those which can actually be used whilst in game.
  • Dynamic backgrounds can be turned off for each individual user, but cannot be turned off on the user selection screen. No matter what, every console now logs on to be greeted with glitter.
  • The status bar overlays half the screen when displayed in Standard Definition
  • What's new takes too long to load, making it unworth the hassle
  • The PlayStation Store is far too intrusive now and makes PlayStation reek of marketting.


Feature Requests:

 

  • Add an option to change the display size of the XMB, including font and icon size. Small, Medium and Large.
  • Add an option which allows the user to specify where notification messages are displayed (FW2.80)
  • Remove the PlayStation Store icon from the GAME menu.
  • Add the ability for the 'Last played' section to restore the session of the most recently played game.Similar to the PSP's hibernate function.
  • Add an RSS reader to the XMB, allowing the user to define which RSS feeds they want to read.
  • Change thein game XMB so that only options which can be used during gameplay are available
  • Add the option to change the theme at the user selection screen
  • Add an option to optimise the XMB display for SD screens.
  • Add the 'copy multiple' option to the Save Game Data utility to making backing up save data easier
  • Add an option to 'fade-out' the XMB after a user-specified time of no input. This would result in the XMB fading away to leave only the background. An especially good way to show off your animated backgrounds~!
  • Add the battery indicator for controllers and headsets to the status bar on the XMB, then stop it displaying as a seperate icon when the PS button is pressed.
  • Add the ability to apply on specific parts of a theme. For example the icons only, or the font only.
  • Add a counter to display exactly how many unread messages a user has.


Bugs:

 

  • None

 

 

BBC iPlayer

 

Positive Feedback:

 

  • iPlayer no longer stutters during playback
  • Bigscreen interface works well with a HD screen
  • Bigscreen is easy to use with a DUALSHOCK/SIXAXIS controller

 

Negative Feedback:

 

  • Bigscreen interface is extremely difficult to use on an SDTV, as the user cannot 'zoom out' in order to view the full screen.

 

Feature Requests:

 

  • Add the ability to zoom out when using the Bigscreen interface OR
  • Add an option to display the Bigscreen interface in a way which is suitable for SDTVs.
  • Add the option to download content, rather than streaming it.

 

Bugs:

 

  • The iPlayer icon sometimes does not display for users

 

 

Other

 

Positive Feedback:

 

  • Animated Backgrounds are super-cool
  • The ability to designate multiple sound outputs is extremely useful for sound management.
  • Love the ability to use the Right Analogue Stick to control fast forward/rewind

 

Negative Feedback:

 

  • Why no animated backgrounds available for SCEE territories at launch?
  • The PS3 Browser STILL doesn't work properly with our forum.
  • Bavia Sync cannot be used on older models of the PS3

 

Feature Requests:

 

  • Add the option to choose whether the 'PS3 Slim' or 'PLAYSTATION 3' logo on startup
  • Improve the Browser to enable full use of our forum
  • Add the ability to use BRAVIA Sync on older, more obese consoles.
  • Add the ability to play PlayStation 2 titles on all consoles.
  • Add the ability to view the 'PlayTV' Guide from the XMB's TV menu


Bugs

 

  • The "Display [What's New]" setting does not work. Even when set to 'off', What's New is displayed regardless.




Quotes of the Thread:

 

This was something simply to keep me sane, and to give you lot an overview of what the rest of the community has been saying...

 

Sjths

"Its OK, but it feels like it has been dumbed down for the wider market that Sony is going after.

 

XMB:  'Here is the game you were playing last night'.

Me:     'I know, I was there, my memory ain't that bad!'"

 

Milky_08

"Own up come on whos been feeding my icons chocolate with no exercise."

 

Flein

"So. Nice update. Too much focus on the marketing division, who suck, along with their interest groups. I doubt very much that anyone reasonably sane will vouch for the duplication of the Playstation store icons all over."

 

doby_p

"Its not so much the grey boxes i dont like (they are kinda growin on me), its the way they stack up into one big block taking up half the screen. It would be better if they were seperated slightly just to break it up a little."

 

Neo-Delta

"Whats New..? - Great way of diving into your last 3 played games and news about the PlayStation Nation. Much better then the old news ticker! Although the new ticker still isnt up in SCEE regions yet...US and JPN have it guys... :Frown:"

 

Global_Inferno

"It just frustrates me that Sony seem to be keeping tight-lipped about the features that everyone wants; where is the cross-game chat? I know it was never "expected" in 3.00, but no news at all!? People are screaming for it day in, day out... Sony should at least say where they stand on the whole issue."

 

DiggyAndJoBo

"And please, for crying out loud, respect the majority of other European nations and stop giving them useless functions they obviously can't use and try giving them something they can instead."

 

Dweezy91:

 "A more customizable experience would be great  :Smile:

 

That's one of the things I love about PS3, is the customization options. Instead of making the "Original" XMB the newer one without sparkles, let us choose exatcly what we want."

 

 

Much Love,

 

MB


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Hmmmm why didnt you just keep posting in the other Fw 3.0 thread would make things so much easier. We only need 1 not 6
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WhiteAlexander wrote:
The friends list looks ugly now.
Lol i wet myself reading that, don't spoil it for me i'm at 50%!!!! 

 

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The friends list look horrible. ugh i hate it :|
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I think the startup being sexy is a matter of opinion.

 

I prefer the old startup, it seems classier.

Sony should offer a choice in the settings. 

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I'm quite happy with it tbh. I wasn't expecting anything more. I would like to have an option to reduce the XMB back to its original size though :Lol:

 

 

 

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It's probably been mentioned before, but there's a bug with the new message counter not actually indicating any new messages. I have had messages since the update, and the new message indicator in the wee profile area, top right of the xmb, has remained resolutely blank. Nope! No new messages, it says! You lie, new message indicator...
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xmb is much quicker now, try comparing trophies or view profile

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i swear they said we were getting new avatars.... cant seem to find any new ones.
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i swear they said we were getting new avatars.... cant seem to find any new ones.

If there isnt new avatar's i swear Sony just like to give us thing's we dont want lol or tho they might come on thurday with playstation home update..:)

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Oo_JaRaAd_oO wrote:

dcsk_167 wrote:
i swear they said we were getting new avatars.... cant seem to find any new ones.

If there isnt new avatar's i swear Sony just like to give us thing's we dont want lol or tho they might come on thurday with playstation home update..:)


 

lol... good point, it may indeed come this thursday.
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friends list looks ugly now hope they will change it soon
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love the multi sound n the full update. them who cant see the bbci player manual reset ps3 after update
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another thing when creating a post using the ps3 browser, the box that you enter text into now cuts off half of the preview post and edit html boxes,it wasnt like that before update.
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Checked out some Tracy Beaker on the old iPLayer ;) and that is qutie a cool feature, but I am rather hacked off that there are no new themes as of yet, this has annoyed me, also on Whats New, a new feature, why does it tell me what I was recently playing if I can't then do anything with this data other than go "Mum mum, my console tells me what I was just playing does your ipod do tha... Oh it does?", other than this small tweak, I am rather happy with the new and much FASTER update :). Now I am just waiting to see some of these moving themes on my nice HD screen :) . 
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Guys, I thought there was supposed to be some kind of ticker underneath the clock etc - at least there was on the 3.00 walkthrough with Lempel.

 

Was that scrapped or do I have to enable it somewhere?

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fski wrote:

Guys, I thought there was supposed to be some kind of ticker underneath the clock etc - at least there was on the 3.00 walkthrough with Lempel.

 

Was that scrapped or do I have to enable it somewhere?


Its still there, its just sony europe hasn't put anything through the ticker. If you log into a US account, it works fine :p

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fski wrote:

Guys, I thought there was supposed to be some kind of ticker underneath the clock etc - at least there was on the 3.00 walkthrough with Lempel.

 

Was that scrapped or do I have to enable it somewhere?


Its still there, its just sony europe hasn't put anything through the ticker. If you log into a US account, it works fine :p


Oh I see.Ta muchly.

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