29-01-2012 01:16 PM - edited 29-01-2012 01:19 PM
Long Term Friendships On PlayStation Home:
For some of us we are soon approaching 5 years on the platform. Many have just had their 3 year service mile over the Christmas period. That amount of time is substantial enough to have formed bonds with others that stretch past being just mere play mates or fellow Homies, but something more personal and proper in the friendship zone. This topic will act as a discussion piece for you guys to share your experiences and thoughts on them!
My experiences have been varied. My friendships were mostly based on sharing an interest in the same activity rather than sharing an opinion on said activity or other things. We welcomed our diversity (sometimes reluctantly!) or grew to understand it. As with almost any friendship the element of trust has been at the forefront. These platonic relationships were somewhat different from the ones I've had in real life. Internet and world culture are still at times world apart so I guess for the benefit of all parties I at times found myself leading a double life with the Internet and real world. But all in all, the people I got to know (and unfortunately in cases may have fallen out with) have made Home half of what it is for me, which is still a heck of a lot. Thanks, guys and gals
Now it's your turn, people! Related questions:
P.S. I just turned 27
on 29-01-2012 02:14 PM
on 29-01-2012 02:21 PM
30-01-2012 12:33 AM - edited 30-01-2012 12:36 AM
on 30-01-2012 08:07 PM
I've been on Home for nearly 2 years now and made , or so I thought , some good friendships with a few people . Now most of these people no longer use Home as much if not at all . The longest friendship I had was with a guy from Ireland and it lasted about 18 months , but I haven't seen him on PSN for nearly 6 months now . Now maybe this "friendship" meant more to me than him , he could just stop it where as I was a little sad and confused about the way it ended . TBH the fact that he's not on Home any more is the main reason I lost interest in , it because the biggest draw for me using Home is the people you "meet" and the conversations you have.
I've never met any of my friends from Home in RL , there's no specific reason for this just never felt the need to . But the ironic thing is I was thinking of going to see my paddy friend when he disappeared from Home and now I have no way of contacting him .
I don't really know what I'm trying to say here , maybe I'm saying that I don't think long term relationships are a viable thing on Home . Peoples lives change , work , family and may I say a " life " are all reasons why your friends may stop using Home so enjoy your Home friends while their there .
I'm sorry if this post is rather depressing but I'm just being honest about my Home experience , god I need a glass of wine after writing this !!!!!!!
on 30-01-2012 08:20 PM
on 30-01-2012 08:32 PM
on 30-01-2012 09:46 PM
I've been using home for about 3 years and i still have the first ever person i talked to as a friend, her and i have been friends for 3 yeas. also have 2 or 3 other close friends i have known for 3 years to. We go on home every weekend and talk. Havent had any dramas in those 3 years and hope we never do.
But to me good friendships make home worth using
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