on 23-06-2011 11:14 PM
Sometimes I'm on Home and I can be simply browsing in the Shopping Centre or even just sitting in Home Square and yeah, I do enjoy the simple things on Home. But I can't help but sometimes wish we'd gotten more of the things that had originally been shown in the old GDC and E3 videos with Phil Harrison and others showing off what the service could do. Some things never actually came to be, such as the Central Lounge space, which eventually was changed to Home Square.
Some of these decisions seem sensible and the right ones to have made, but there's some other small stuff, like old items they showed off that have never been released or even older spaces. Looking at an old 2007 GDC video, which can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/ix7m8 I love the original version of Harbour Studio and even the furniture they showed off within it looked cool.
I'm not at all saying I don't like Home as it is, I love it to bits. I even do I weekly post about it on my blog. I just don't think that we've seen the "Game 3,0" that Phil Harrison once spoke of, and that some parts of Home have gone downhill, such as the state of the Square for example. I personally preferred the old one. I think that Home has become different as to what it was originally intended to become when the project began.
Anyway, I'm not intending to make this just a rant. What's your thoughts on this?
on 24-06-2011 03:02 AM
Just wonder if its down to lack of money or investment or simply pipe dreams and those that thought of it just lost interest.
theres quite a few things that seem underutilised or never came to be
as for those things (in various spaces) that have seemed to tail off and not be used
The VIP lounge and stage in Sodium - just what is it for really?
The VIP area in Singstar which gave stage to perhaps one band, and now has been turned into a shop (kinda like the starboard launch bay on the Galactica??)
Those escalators in Home Square.
Even the Home Theater seems to be stuck in a loop now, and what happened to the Robot Chicken films?
on 24-06-2011 03:26 AM
That's like the stairs that lead to the 2nd level in Novus Prime. Nothing is up there, what's the point?
So you can talk to people that have bought something from the Novus prime store? Yeah... cool...
Trying to segregate the Home population is lame.
on 24-06-2011 09:06 AM
on 24-06-2011 09:42 AM
on 24-06-2011 09:55 AM
Another thing that I've always wondered about is the alleyway to the right of the Bowling Alley. Looking through there, everyone thought that maybe the escalators led to another large section of Home, but nothing has come of it.
Conspiracy theories and giant gatherings of people 'rocking' outside the gates were Home at it's prime.
on 24-06-2011 11:24 AM
on 24-06-2011 04:44 PM
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