Home Sweet Home
I fired up Home for the first time in months tonight to find a new patch and shockingly it was a mere 5000 something KB rather than the typical 100+ MB of most patches for games etc.
Having read articles in OPM about random jaunts into Home for social experiments i.e. changing your avatar to a female and observing how the masses swarm towards you as well as 24 hour stints keeping busy in a place that has a lot of promise but seems rather disjointed at the moment.
Home, in many ways, emulates real life. The characters and aesthetic design lacks the realism (although it isn’t trying to graphically replicate real life) but what goes on in Home is something we come across on a day-to-day basis.
Whilst not in work, we find there is not a lot to do; Home recreates this.
On a similar note, there’s not a lot we can do that doesn’t involve money; again, Home recreates this too, with the shops for clothing, Home Spaces, furniture, accessories etc.
However, this may seem like a post dedicated to the burning of Home but it’s not.
Home, with all it’s quirks has so much appeal – an indescribable feeling that compels you to keep going back to see what’s changed or what weird stuff is going on.
A lot of the activities are planned events from Sony but some of the things that occur are purely spontaneity or are organised by small groups of users such as these:
As for my current Home usage, I may venture back regularly in between bouts of Final Fantasy XIII to catch up on some of the rewards I’ve missed (bar the limited time stuff such as Heavy Rain).
If anyone wants to hook up in Home or play online Co-Op/challenges in any games, feel free to add me (PSN is same as my username here).