on 29-05-2010 09:19 PM
Dear Sony: I am here as a simple consumer, with a simple wish, the wish that you may grant the users the ability to remove their own trophies if they so wish.
I see that you(Sony) as well as maybe a number of other Playstation users may be asking yourselves as to why I may be proposing such a request? I have a few reasons as to why the feature would be necessary.
Note that this is not an attack on the real completionists, this is adding reasons why this feature would be a good addition, whether or not for this feature to be included with the premium PSN or for it to be patched in the future for the regular PSN users.
The trophy collectors, from the polls that I have seen, a large amount of them are completionists, so that means that and a lot of us enjoys the list of their trophies to be organized. And that is contradicted when the following things may occur when we simply cannot earn a full 100% trophy list. Here it is:
-The game contains online multiplayer trophies and the server have later been shut down by the developers or publishers for various reasons. Hosting online servers costs money, I get it, but perhapses that they shouldn't have made the online trophies to begean with if they weren't planning on keeping the servers up for more than a few years? For a game with online trophies, and with the servers being forever down would mean that the Platinum trophy, let alone a 100% list would be just impossible. And in the players eyes it should utterly unacceptable and the only solution to that so far is deleting the trophy list for the game if the player have already started on it.(Examples are: MLB 09: The Show, NBA 09: The Inside, Tom Clancy's Endwar and The Lord of the Rings: Conquest)
-The game contains glitched trophies and the developers have since made no plans to fix it
The title says it all, class act on the developers huh? The problem could be solved if the player have the ability to delete the list for that game and try not to remember he's everpurchased it.
(Examples is NBA 2K10. Though you can count Mercenaries 2: World in Flames and for the fact that the players who've played the game before downloading the patch which came out afterwards could never get the platinum trophy for the game itself)
-The DLC for the game is simply unattainable
Now this may come in two forms, it could be that the DLC is simply not released for the country's/region's store even though the game itself was released in that region(Bioshock, Borderlands off the top of my head), or that the developers have taken it down(Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2). This will prevent the player from ever reaching the 100% in the trophy bars, even though they may have the platinum trophy for the game already. The Bioshock bar will forever remain at 84% for everyone who have bought the Asian copy unless the developers releases the DLC in the Asian region or Sony would allow it's users to delete their own trophies. And I am sure that there are many other examples out there.
-The Rentals, the friends, and others
For whatever reason, the player may pop in a game in their PS3, and as soon as they start up the game the trophy list will be engrained into the user's page and PSN, it could be that they've rented a game from a store or that their friends popped the game into their PS3 and just started playing it in the user's page, and a lot of other reasons such as renting a game with glitched trophies or trophies that are unattainable because the servers are now down permanently, for whatever reason, they are stuck with those, and they have no way to remove them though they may wish that they could.
I hope that Sony could read and consider this in the future. I would appreciate thoughts on this subject from the rest of the community as well.
Copypasta from the name changing message, I didn't change it as nothing needs to be changed.
If you support this idea, please post below. The more exposure, the more replies. The more replies, the bigger chance Sony addresses the issue! Maybe if we get enough supporters they will offer, at least, some type of customer support to make this possible.
on 30-05-2010 01:33 AM
I had a few guys in my University flat earn afew FIFA, Call of Juarez and Tom Clanceys HAWKS on my PSN and it makes me feel as if the trophies and my level arn't all my effrots. That and there attrocious games I'd never play and people might think I've no taste.
on 15-02-2012 09:16 AM
on 15-02-2012 09:25 AM
on 15-02-2012 02:33 PM
on 15-02-2012 02:43 PM
we will get "help! i removed trophies! i want them back! NOW!" threads (lot of them) instantly.
so - NO, don't fix what isn't broken. leave as it is.
on 15-02-2012 11:42 PM
on 17-02-2012 02:23 PM
I totally agree OP... i have trophies for streets of rage and MW3 etc which i no longer own and have no intention of ever playing again. I'd love to have the option to delete trophies like these.
on 17-02-2012 04:14 PM
makes trophies even more pointles than they already are?
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on 20-02-2012 10:40 AM
So Starskos, let's follow this through...
Say you have numerous game trophies that ''I no longer own and have no intention of ever playing again", and you delete the aforementioned trophy information.
Don't come moaning to us when your PSN level goes down a few notches.
What's the point in the deletions? Do you spend hours pouring through your profile and holding your head in shame at the sight of those games' trophies that "I no longer own and have no intention of ever playing again"?
Why needlessly complicate things?
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